The Morning Blessing: Evolution

Often times much of our time and energy is spent searching for the center of the maze -- the center of ourselves. A lifetime can be spent running frantically around the periphery of Self, not realizing that the hedges we can't see over and that keep us hemmed in, are self made. They are constructs of the mind. We're not aware that if we want to get to the center, we have to sometimes question the way the arrows are pointing.

Unfortunately, a lot of what we've been taught by well-meaning parents, teachers and clergy, is not conducive to self-realization. We've been taught how to fit in, get by and do what we're told. That's fine for children. But there comes a time in everyone's life when you have to start thinking for yourself.

The inner journey is the only authentic journey precisely because it's yours. All real growth happens on the inside. Each person carries within themselves meaning and purpose. It's only from inner explorations that you uncover meaning and purpose and can fulfill your potential.

The maze of your life is self-constructed. You don't have to solve the maze, rather, it dissolves in the basic realization of who you are. When you pay attention to the essentials in life and not the superficialities, then you can find your true center and begin to live from it. And, I guarantee, you'll be happier and more fulfilled.

Consciousness is the uniquely human gift that allows us to get up on the observation deck and see the big picture of our lives. It's from this vantage point that we can clearly see how dynamic and creative our lives can be.

By thinking about our thinking, we can see through the illusions and evolve to know the world and ourselves better. Remember, the universe is a growing, changing and evolving place. Our understanding of it is mirrored in everything we do, whether we know it or not. That means, we are growing and changing and, most importantly, evolving.

We're evolving just like everything else on earth. People, families, societies, institutions, politics -- everything evolves following the same undeniable and irreversible pattern. Including human consciousness. The difference, however, is that human consciousness -- your consciousness -- is self-directed. In other words, you have to evolve yourself.

By accepting, cooperating with and putting your belief in what's real, you can make an evolutionary consciousness leap and get to the heart of the human experience. As much as we would sometimes like to, we can never return to what was.

To paraphrase JFK, we'd like to live as we used to, but history won't let us. The only answer is forward and through.

If you take anything away from today's blessing, let it be that evolution equals growth, development and transcendence. Its trajectory -- its direction -- is always toward higher and higher levels. Apply this undeniable principle to everything in your life, especially your consciousness.

Seek the information you need to evolve, to expand your awareness and to grow and develop your consciousness. The self-development experienced through searching for this knowledge allows you to make sense of the universe and your own life and gives you the expansion of meaning and purpose that you're looking for. It doesn't get any better than that!

It's never too late. You can tweak your approach to living. A shift in consciousness is all it takes.

Ready to give it a try?

Rev. Angela

Blessing:

Looking through space and time -- into every portal of past remembrance
and each window of future opportunity -- I witness the Allness of God. In
the natural sense of all beginnings and all endings there is only One, the Almighty,
the Source that lives as the completeness of Life. Because this is so I can affirm
the holiness of my own creative expression here as Angela. I open my arms,
my heart, and my mind to the spiritual totality I AM. A lineage of Light courses
through me and its richness will not be denied this day.

I pause to entertain a dialogue of what is to come for me. Standing upon
the fulcrum of all possibility I merge with the 13th vibration of my own light
and take entrance into the fluidity of creator mediumship to open the channels of
transformation, expansion, and balance. In this domain I claim the beauty and
grace of my wholeness and evolution. I hold focus upon the "me" that is rooted
in authentic soul power; the Beloved within that cannot conceive the confines
of an earthly incarnation. I move with Her/Him as She/He envelops every
interdimensional fiber of my Being. Filled to overflowing with Spirit's sweet
medicine I move into this day knowing each action I take, each thought I think,
each emotion I radiate is the physical collage of my unique Soul Power and joy.

Blessed to join in prayer with the Presence of All-That-Is I open more -- offering
gratitude for the refinement of attitude such time brings. The Allness of me moves
into every level of my life by the command of Mind through the Law. This I know
to be, and so I let it be. Amen.  

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Rev. Angela Peregoff

Reverend Angela Peregoff  is an ordained minister of Religious Science and is currently the director and program coordinator at The Center for Mindful Studies.  She has been professionally empowering and inspiring others to evolve and create consciously since 1993.  Her mission and purpose is simply to raise people's consciousness so they may experience joyful living at its best.

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