Today's talk is inspired by a line written by poet Mary Oliver: "Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one, wild and precious life." Our life is ours to live and to do with as we choose. How are we in service to our life, with grace and beauty and love and inspiration? We can't give what we don't have. We can't take anyone where we haven't gone.
The path is working with ourselves with what is happening here and now. The secret of all great masters is the precision and openness and intelligence of the present moment.
Renew thyself completely each day, do it again and again and forever again.
We are not waiting on God---God is waiting on us. Meditation is a way of being, of living, of listening, of walking along the path of life, of being at peace with the way things are.
In the age of communication, everyone has a religion. That is to say, we all put our attention and devotion into something.
The biblical story of wandering in the wilderness is a metaphor for the place where words and language do not exist. When we go into the wilderness, we do find God. The path of seeking means we've given up our allegiance to blind faith. It's yours and mine to discover our own path.
As consciousness grows, it will manifest in enlarged opportunities and a greater field of action. Let us feel that we are surrounded by all this power, that it is there when we speak and never doubt that what we say will spring into being. We should speak right out into Mind all that we desire and believe that it will be done unto us. Let us see ourselves as being in the position that we desire mentally, dwell upon it, and then speak with perfect assurance that it is done. Then forget it and trust in the Law.
Life is a mirror that reflects back to the thinker what he thinks into it. -- Ernest Holmes
Our true beliefs are mirrored in our most intimate relationships. In life, we experience the mirror of the reflections of the moment; the mirror of what we judge in the moment; the mirror of what we have lost, given away, or had taken from us; the mirror of the dark night of the soul; and the mirror of our greatest acts of compassion.
The Universe is talking to us. What does the language of the Infinite look like?
The Divine Matrix serves as the mirror in our world of relationships that we create in our beliefs. The everyday world is said to be the reflection of a deeper reality carved into the fabric of the universe, a reality that we simply can't see from our place within it.
In our connection, nothing is local. There is no private good. Our blessings are everyone's blessings. Our sorrow and pain are shared as well.
We can send love out across the ocean. We can send love out to others. Prayer is effective at a distance. The emphasis is on the practitioner doing their own interior work creating the qualities of consciousness that the client they are working with is desiring to experience. This works because we are all connected in the hologram of life.
All that we can be for one another is the One Presence.
Continuing the exploration of this month's book, The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden, Dr. Patrick covers keys 5 through 10:
- The act of focusing our consciousness is an act of creation.
- We all have the power to create all the changes that we choose.
- There is an infinite number of possibilities---we only see the ones we focus on.
- A new reality is not enough. Feeling is the prayer.
- Feeling is the language that speaks to the Divine Matrix.
Gregg Braden's book The Divine Matrix is a profound study of energy, thought, physics, and Mind. The physicist considered by many to be the father of quantum theory, Max Planck, once said, "All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force. We must assume behind this force exists a conscious mind, an intelligent mind, and the mind is the matrix of all matter."
The more intelligently we can live our lives, the more grace-filled and wonder-filled our lives will be.
Self is the true refuge of self. Understanding this, we can choose to strengthen our courage, our loving-kindness, and compassion, evoking them in ourselves through reflection, meditation, attention, and repeated training. We can also choose to abandon pride, resentment, fear, and contraction when they arise. -- Buddha
Staying humble is so important. Stand still, and stop the sun.