Poised at the Brink of Eternity – in Dialogue with the Universe: The Power of Choice
"In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden (Free on Kindle)
I think what I want to be known for in this life is not necessarily just helping people awaken to their true nature — a worthy and wonderful pursuit — but really helping people to define who they are. To choose who they want to be, what they want to do with this wonderful manifestation of life that they have, and help them to hew to that commitment. To stand strongly by that, and let it engulf their lives with possibility — the infinite possibility of who they really are.
And that is a noble pursuit, it’s a challenging one, and it demands that you be willing to dive deep into this inquiry of who you really are.
So, to make the choice every day — to be willing to go deep. To push your own edges, and to see where the boundaries of your perception lie. Pushing against your own limitations — the limitations of your beliefs, and your vision.
And the push to the edges is really a push inwards. So it’s a bit of a paradox — going to the very edge implies reaching some far distance, yet going the distance I speak of is somehow traveling closer in to yourself. Or at least to your True Self, your Core Self, what I’ve termed to be the “Core Essence” of you (though perhaps Soul Essence is a more true name?).
And traveling ever deeper inwards, at some point you’re able to find the edge of where your own Soul merges with Spirit — with what you could call the Soul of the Universe — and you are called to surrender to this Universal Essence, this divine merger where the infinite potential of who you are is illuminated.
So when you’re engulfed in the bigger vision of who you are — your place in the universe — enraptured with this dialogue and interaction, then your life becomes so much bigger and more grand. It’s so much bigger then “Write a New York Times Bestseller,” or even, “find a solution for global poverty and starvation” (worthy goals that a surprising number of people share).
It means beyond your stepping up to this greater worldview beyond your small mind and your personal goals — a Universal Worldview. Seeing that your relationships, your work, and everything you do — the way that you step into your life every day — has an impact on the past, present and future. An impact on all of existence. And it's a reciprocal relationship.
“That’s a theme that runs throughout all of our work […] that the inexplicable nature of the universe is in constant dialogue with our own consciousness and our consciousness actually affects the inexplicable nature of the universe.” - The Wachowskis, directors and creators of the Matrix series and Cloud Atlas
This is true. And so fascinating. I believe we are not subjects of a Divine Will, so much as co-creators…partners. So, that comes back to my idea about us as humans in a divine partnership with the Universe — with the Soul of the Universe. Divine Universal Partners (Rebelle Society).
It takes discipline to carve your vision, commit to that, and then to stick with it day in and day out. To make the choice every day you step into the world. To hew to your vision of how you want to show up in the world, aligned with a personal understanding of who you really are. And yet if there's one thing that can really help you achieve your vision and reach some of your greatest goals, it's this discipline of your Spirit and intention in action. This merging of divine and personal will.
So what to do? Try incorporating this into your daily life/spiritual practice…
Make it a practice to open your mind and your Spirit through whatever means necessary. Make the choice to create more opportunities for Serendipity, Surprise and Awe in your outlook. Every day.
And guess what? You’re already halfway there.... Keep it up! :)
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Aligning with Fierce Presence: (A 30-day SoulFire Circle)
Fierce Presence is a way of being and walking in the world with real integrity and personal power. Through the practice of aligning daily with Fierce Presence, your life and work becomes magical – infused with Soul Fire, strength and infinite promise.
In this 30-day SoulFire Circle we’re exploring Fierce Presence as a daily practice, with the intention of awakening to the beauty, magic and power of our true nature. After learning this practice of alignment you will experience an immediate and noticeable improvement in your outlook and creative flow. After integrating this practice for several weeks, you’re likely to experience significant energetic openings that will enhance your experience of life and work for a long time to come.
Aligning with Fierce Presence – SoulFire Circle Details:
- Runs for one month, starting Tuesday, May 13th, 2014.
- Includes one group session online (Sunday, May 18th ~ 90 minutes).
- Includes one private SoulFire Session with Satya (60 minutes ~ Skype or phone).
- Optional accountability partner(s) to help you stay on track for the month.
- Downloadable audio recordings of private and group sessions.
Choose Your Life