With faith, you can move mountains. With doubt, you stand at the foot of the mountain looking up, full of trepidation, unable to take even the first step for fear that you will not be able to make it to the top.
And what you miss out on with doubt is not only reaching the mountain top, it is the climb itself. For when you do begin the climb, your life is filled with learning and courage, you embark on the journey of truly living, ledge after ledge, one footstep after another, your body and mind and spirit filled with the vibrant energy of being and doing.
Whether you reach the mountaintop is truly of no consequence. For when you do, you will see a vista of towering mountains, one higher than the next, and realize that what you have learned and become through this one climb is little compared to the wisdom and experience which yet lies before you.
Create a revolution in your thinking. The perambulations of the world issue from your thinking. By your thoughts alone, you will revolutionize your life. You will resurge your life and the lives of others. It is inevitable. You are affecting the world right now. If you do not like the world the way it is, change your thinking. Change your thinking, change the world. You are not a cog. You are a mainspring. If you want to change the world, this is how to do it. This is voting at the source, beloveds.
Holy vessels, through you I pour Myself out. You are the pitcher through which I flow. Poured as you may be, you are never empty. Infinite am I, infinite are you, and infinite is My supply, therefore yours. There is no dearth of God. There is no dearth of you. Abundance abounds. Infinite abundance abounds. You are the pitcher from which I pour, and you are the cup into which I pour the contents of the pitcher. You are My unbounded Self. This is a secret you have kept from yourself.
Remembering Truth is not like remembering all the things you have on your mind to remember. Remembering Truth is a blaze of light. It is an insight that bursts forth. There is no effort to it. There is no wracking your brain. And it takes no imagination. Just as when your friend is right before you, you don’t have to imagine his presence. He is present.
The same way the sun dawns, it has dawned. And so Truth dawns on you. You are an observer of it. It just comes over the horizon at the particular moment you are right there watching. You are a watcher.
Must you have the last word? Am I not the alpha and the omega? In an argument, must you fight to the end? In another period of time, you might have set a duel to prove your rightness. You know what I'm talking about. You are bound and determined to prove to the other person that you are right, and they are wrong. Must you hold on tight to the bitter end?
If you are right, you are right. What is it that makes you feel so strongly that someone else has to know you are right and admit that you are right. Tell Me, beloveds, what does it matter?
You believe one way, and another believes another. What is so essential that you, beloved, must be crowned king of the argument? Even if you have perfect proof, what are you so needy about that you have to have agreement as if your life depended upon it? Surely, you can get up from an argument. Why did you think the one across from you had to?
You are so much more than you realize. You have deep talents and high intelligence. You are creative and intuitive. You are everything you need to be, capable of rising to the challenges of life with courage and strength. You are all of this, I promise you.
And so, today, let us breathe in the energy of strength, breathe in the energy of capability. Let it all fill you as you realize what a treasure you are.
There is no need to worry about coming events, for you will rise to each occasion as it comes, digging deep within you for the strength that it requires. There is no need to worry at all, for you are a fountain of creativity, and solutions will flow easily as you discern what is around you and respond.
Let life be easy. Do not make it difficult by shrouding your gifts in doubt. Doubt takes away what is naturally yours, the confidence and strength that you can have within you, if you will only allow it.
Do you sometimes feel that you aren’t supposed to be enjoying the relative, or enjoying it as much as you do? Beloved, enjoy the relative for all you are worth. I give you permission. Do not feel that you are to abstain from enjoying the world and only be spiritual or more spiritual. Love what you love. Enjoy what you enjoy. Love whom you love.
Do not feel that you are supposed to love Me more than anyone. Be glad you love plain simple Human Beings. There is no competition between Us. When you love another, you love Me.
Today, I wish to speak of relationships and connection, that connection you have with everyone and everything around you.
You are a unique individual, one in the world. There is only one person in the entire universe who is exactly like you, expressed exactly like you. You are unique in your soul self and you are unique in this physical expression of it. And this moment, right now, is completely unique and will never again occur in exactly this same way, full of the unique individuals who are within it, full of life just as it is, right now.
Ah, how precious is this life, each moment ticking by, unique and precious, filled with the beauties and wonders of life. And you are among those beauties and wonders. You are an unfolding rose and at this moment, you are at this one point in your blossoming, and it will never again be just like this.
You wonder how you can be Divine and Human at the same time. Your Divinity and Human Experience do not always match. Your Human life has not always kept up with Truth. It runs a race, gets out of breath, and does not always keep up. This is the paradox of life. Life is ever beautiful, and life is not always beautiful.
This is not a paradox you have to do something about. It’s true that you can change the world, but not yet instantly, not yet so far. Meanwhile, you take life as it comes. When life appears to discount you or embroil you in drudgery or vacant despair, simply don’t stay there. Who said you had to be stuck in a bad mood?
There is stability in change. When seasons change, there is still stability. Flowers bloom, and flowers fade. The sun shines brightly, and you swim on the lake. The winds blow cold, and you skate on the lake. Through it all, there is a beautiful permanence.
If the seasons did not change, the permanence would not be greater.
You rake leaves. You shovel snow. You put summer clothes away. You take out boots and mittens. The changing seasons are not upheaval. They are just change.
And so with your life. The changing seasons do not have to be upheaval. They are merely changes. Childhood flies away. Hair grows gray. Husbands and wives come and go. Death of the body consumes your loved ones, and one day your body takes its turn. Permanence is still permanence. Stability has not gone.
Changes in relative life, like the seasons, are to be expected. Changes are not fatal. They are merely changes.