I have found that frequently I find myself wanting to be more than I am. In other words, I look to having bigger projects, writing more books, growing our Center, making more money, etc. More…more…more… can become an addiction because the more we want the more we feel lack. Please do not confuse this with what is called “The Divine Urge,” which pushes us forward to expand and grow and change when we are feeling stuck. What I’m talking about is the incessant nagging feeling that we are not enough just as we are.
So, what if we were to look at this need to be more and instead say “I don’t want to be more than I am; I want to be all that I am.” Being all that I am would mean stepping into our Divine selves and living from that place. We are already enough just as we are, but we might not be living all that we are.
We’ve been talking a lot about living and walking as First Cause. This signifies walking through the conditional world from a higher point of view and with the realization that we are creating the world as it is. If we want a different world, then we must step up into a higher consciousness.
People might ask, “Well, how do I do this. The world’s a mess. My life is a mess. I can’t change the world.” You are right. You can’t change the world, but you can change your views on everything. A simple example crossed my path last night at our Wisdom Wednesday (a time we sit in conversation about our spiritual principles.) Someone spoke about how she travels. She said she always believes she will meet friendly, kind and helpful people. And so it is! She said that at one point she found herself in less than pleasant company. She immediately shifted her attention to what she wanted to experience. And so it is!
It might seem magical, but really we are all energy. We vibrate at different levels. We are always either attracting or repelling experiences and people from or to our field of experience.
So, to get back to my original quest. How can I be all that I am instead of struggling to be more. I believe it is practice. We must practice by addressing our lives from above instead getting stuck in the muck and mire. We must remember that everything is consciousness first and shift our consciousness to love of self and love and respect of others right where they are. When something comes up in our life that seems less than perfect, we can choose to know that it is perfect just as it is and that we have the opportunity to shift through gratitude and being clearer on how we want to live. This shouldn’t be a struggle, but a glorious adventure. When we are clear about our life, our life’s path becomes clear.
Today, I choose to be all that I am in every situation and allow others to be themselves, recognizing that they are experiencing life just perfectly where they are and as they are.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Co-Founding Director CSL Kaua`i and the Institute of Magnificence and Author of “What Do I Need to KNOW? 101 Thoughts That Changed My Life” and “This Thing Called Treatment,” both available on Amazon.