"Who are you?" Who indeed ... I once dreamt I was an Elk watching the world from the highest hill, overlooking all, with stamina to outlast time. Then I awoke as me, merely human. Am I that magnificent Elk or this person? What does an Elk dream of?
Our unawareness keeps us believing we are absolute. Separate individuals, each independently forging a life with so many other individuals. Am I my job, my family, or a conglomerate of all those personas, which can be put on and taken off as needed? At times we feel like a pillar in the middle of a hurricane, with humanity's madness swirling around us. It is then that we are quietly reminded: “Be the Pillar.”
To be the pillar requires a shift, a change in focus, a review of sorts. Try to examine from a greater perspective. Looking for the wonder, the miracle unfolding. It may not be easy, but being the pillar sometimes reveals the clues to finding a direction or future path of empowerment that reflects our true being. No matter what our life experiences are, or how we feel about ourselves, we are all divine with amazing gifts and abilities to share with the universe. We share the responsibilities of sculpting our personalities into loving Light. In the Light we are all the Elk, attentive sentries outlasting time.
Accept yourself to yourself. Acceptance of the past can free us from it. As you come to understand your imperfection, you learn to accept it with the intention of improving yourself. Know this is where we are at this moment and we can step out in the Light of Divine Love where there is no imperfection, there is only simplicity in Being. The freeing quality of acceptance allows us to soar as our True Being.
It can be difficult when seeing yourself clearly for the first time through acceptance, so be gentle with yourself. Know that your true nature cannot be taken away or diminished by others, because your strength lies within it. Continue with this practice until you feel the release of your self-imposed confinement. This may take many days or months, yet developing the practice of acceptance will eventually become a way of being.
Now liberated, flow forward with loving intention and heart-centered actions and life will begin to grow brighter tomorrows. Always know yourself with gratitude and acceptance. This is who you are at this moment, and you are developing this moment with positive intentions.
Change is the nature of life. Grasping and holding on to something is not the usual way of nature. A covetous nature will distract and knock us off our path. If taken too far coveting makes us frustrated and miserable. Let Love, with gratitude and acceptance, show you where you are at this moment. Focus on what is really important and let the rest go through its changes. Once that focus is attained a window appears letting in the Light, illuminating our True Nature. How beautiful...
Trying to become something outside of your loving intention is a problematic. We should let the mud settle before the next wave hits and with a clear mind use our positive energy to focus on this moment. Allow the future to unfold and become. Let go of worry, concern, and anxiety by breathing in the freedom of this moment. Life is a rolling wave; ever-moving with incredible force and it’s constantly changing. We all have connection to the universal infinite living mind. Let it be the rose in our hearts, constantly reminding us to be mindful, present, and to shine our Light. Positive attitudes build positive lives and create a more purpose-filled life.
When we expand our idea of who we are and broaden the scope of our awareness, it leads us to challenge other limitations. The Divine within is ever alert, expanding our awareness so that we see clearly. Expansion creates flashes and peaks of insight linking our conscious with our unconscious.
Stay true to yourself by knowing what is needed and important in life. Avoid being drawn in by undesired bargains and services you do not need. Instead focus on your unlimited potential, your spiritual connection, and your true daily needs. Stay grounded with a connection to your higher self.
Do not underestimate yourself—put everything you have into this life. The lesson is there with every breath. Every breath holds the possibility for all our futures. Every breath is an opportunity to share and teach. With every breath celebrate the joy of living in this moment of ever-expanding change. We have all the creative power of the universe in our hands, so dare to be all that is within you. Accept you are a magnificent Being with the empowering stamina to outlast time and acknowledge your True Nature is interconnected to the universe.
David Bennett enjoys the retired life of a public speaker, author, teacher, energetic healer, and transformational life coach. He’s appeared on radio and television, including on Dr Oz, Angels Among Us, NBC national news, and PBS. A Findhorn Press author, of Voyage of Purpose and A Voice as Old as Time scheduled August 2015.