personal transformation is initiated by the realization that you
are capable of direct access to the Divine. This is the realization
that the wisdom of the Divine can be discovered deep within you.
There is a wide range of means that can facilitate self-mastery
through personal transformation. Though the means may vary, the
intent behind the means is quite narrowly defined as the intent
to expand into a state of integration whereby all aspects of your
conscious self become increasingly aligned with your divine essence.
There are three particular life principles that help to align
your perspective with the perspective of divine essence and thus
inspire profound personal transformation. They are: 1) seeing
the Divine in all; 2) nurturance of life; and 3) gratitude. When
you apply these principles, a deeper meaning will be revealed
to the seemingly random events of your life experience.
Seeing the Divine in All
is the principle that the Divine is present and can be seen everywhere
and in all manifestations of life. It is interwoven in all things
like an intricate mosaic whose pieces adhere to the same wall,
and are thus unified. However, it is not the picture that unifies
the mosaic, but the wall upon which its pieces adhere. Similarly,
the Divine paints a picture so diverse and seemingly unrelated
that there appears to be no unification. Yet it is not the outward
manifestations that unify. It is the inward center of divine energy
that unifies all life.
Seeing the Divine in all is the principle that all manifestations
of life convey an expression of All That Is. It does not matter
how far the unifying energy has been distorted; the Divine can
be observed. It is the action of perceiving unification even when
the outward manifestations appear random, distorted, or chaotic.
The principle of seeing the Divine in all is the perception that
life is perfect in its expression because it flows from perfection,
and that no matter how divergent its manifestations are, all life
is an extension of the Divine.
In light of the obvious turmoil and destruction that are apparent
on Earth, this is an outlook or perception that may seem naive.
How can life in all its forms and expressions be perceived as
optimal or perfect? This is the great paradox of life, and it
cannot be reconciled with your mental or emotional capabilities.
It can only be understood in the context of the soul, which is
deathless, timeless, and limitless.
Calling forth the divine perceptions of the soul is actualized
through looking for both the inward and outward manifestations
of the Divine. It is not only that the Divine is found within
you and within every individual manifestation of life; it is also
in itself the wholeness of all life. Thus, this principle of transformation
calls for seeing the Divine in all its diverse forms of manifestation,
as well as in the wholeness of life itself.
Nurturance of Life
in this definition, is an individual's sovereign reality. It is
subjective and impressionable. Life is the wholeness of experience
flowing past the individual's field of perception in the present
moment. Nurturance of life is the principle whereby an individual
is in alignment with the natural expansion of intelligence inherent
within all life. This alignment enhances the life energy that
flows past the individual with the clear intent of gentle support.
It is the action of opening to the highest motive in all people
and in all life and supporting the flow of this highest intention
towards its ultimate expression. In so doing, the action is performed
without judgment, analysis, or attachment to outcome. It involves
simply nurturing the highest energy that flows from all people
and thus supporting the fullest expression of their deepest essence.
This is a departure from the normal perception that nurturing
support can only be granted when others are in alignment with
your personal will and desires. When, instead, you view everything
in your life as an integrated energy flowing as an expression
of ever-expanding divine intelligence, all life is honored as
an extension of the Divine. All people and all forms of life can
be nurtured and supported to their highest expression.
Energy is an element of life that is so subtly interwoven with
form that it is one, in much the same manner as space and time
are inextricably linked in union. Life energy is always in a state
of becoming. It is never static or regressive in its natural state.
You are very capable of nurturing this natural expansion of energy
to forge new channels of expression and experience.
There are many specific actions that can be taken to nurture life.
Each soul can transform energy through a wide variety of means.
Working through your body, your soul is able to collect and store
energy and redirect its purpose or application. This transformation
of energy can occur on both personal and universal levels of expression.
That is, within an individual's field of awareness at any time,
energy can be transformed to conform more to a vision of personal
welfare or aligned with a vision of universal welfare and goodwill.
One of the best methods to transform energy is through one's belief
system. All beliefs have energy systems that act like birthing
chambers for the manifestation of your perceived reality. Within
these energy systems are currents that direct life experience.
Your soul is aware of these currents either consciously or unconsciously
and allows them to carry you into realms of experience that engage
your core belief system. By consciously cultivating beliefs that
expand and transform energy, you are more able to explore energy
systems that are nurturing to life in all its myriad forms. When
beliefs are clearly defined as intentions, your life energy engages
fully in the present moment. Clarity of intention is essential
to engaging the energy system of your core beliefs, and to allowing
the nurturance of life to prevail in all activities.
you are aware – or at least interested in having the awareness
– of how perfectly the Divine supports your sovereign reality,
there is a powerful and natural sense of gratitude that flows
from you to the Divine. It is this wellspring of gratitude that
opens the channel of support from the Divine to the individual
and establishes a collaboration of purpose to transform the individual
soul into a pure expression of divine essence. It is principally
gratitude that opens you to connection and alignment with your
When you project gratitude, regardless of circumstance or condition,
life becomes increasingly supportive. This feeling of gratitude
coupled with the mental concept of appreciation is expressed like
an invisible message in all directions and at all times. Gratitude
is an essential facet of love that opens you to redefine your
purpose as a supportive extension of the Divine, rather than the
whimsical outreach of fate or the exacting reaction of a mechanical,
detached universe. Establishing a relationship with the universe
through the outflow of gratitude also attracts life experience
that is deeply transformative – experience that is richly
devoted to uncovering life's deepest meaning and most formative
When you choose to align with divine essence and to live from
this perspective as part of an ever-unfolding reality, you attract
a natural state of harmony. This does not mean that your life
is without problems or discomforts; rather it signifies a perception
that there is an integral purpose in what life reveals. Life experience
becomes meaningful to the extent that you choose to live in natural
harmony with divine essence. When your personal reality flows
in alignment with divine essence, you create lasting joy and inner
It is the perspective of divine essence that all life is pure
love in its fullest expression, and that in this single concept,
all life is conceived and forever exists. This becomes the core
belief from which all other beliefs arise. And as these beliefs
expand outward, this core belief system emerges with a clear intent
of supporting a fundamental perspective of seeing, nurturing,
and appreciating the universe as the divine cradle from which
all life is created and evolves.
These life principles are merely symbols represented in words
and served to you as a potential recipe to stir awake the embers
of light that tirelessly burn within. There are no specific techniques
or rituals that are required to invoke their power. They are simply
perspectives. In a real sense, they are intentions that attract
experience that expands consciousness. They do not provide quick
fixes or instant realizations. They are amplifiers of personal
will and intention that clarify how one lives. Their profound
transformative power is contained exclusively in the intent of
Through these principles of transformation, you can become a master
of empowering your deeper self. When you apply these principles
with clear intent, you have the tools to accelerate the emergence
of divine essence. You can awaken the perspective, insights, and
empowered abilities of your divine essence to create new realms
of possibility and shape them as learning adventures that expand
and transform your consciousness. This is the underlying purpose
of these principles, and perhaps the best reason to explore them.
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Divine Wisdom and Understanding
The wisdom and understanding of our own
divine essence is like a beacon that invites us inward toward
ever-deeper connection with all around us. Yet rather than look
within, most in this world prefer to look outward for divine wisdom,
thus sustaining a dependence upon a vast hierarchy that stretches
between the individual and the Divine. In all our wanderings away
from the Divine, humankind has obscured its most compelling features
through a persistent belief in limitations arising out of the
controlling mechanisms of this hierarchy.
The Divine dances outside of the confines of any hierarchical
structures. It is complete within itself, and has a singular purpose
of demonstrating the collective potential of all life within the
universe. It is the archetype of perfection. It is the standard
bearer of each soul's innate design and ultimate destiny. The
essence of the Divine is far beyond mental conception, yet humanity’s
tendency is to resort to the limiting language of the hierarchical
paradigm to define and understand it.
The Hierarchical Paradigm:
Searching for Connection and Wholeness
When people are unaware of their inner wisdom and wholeness, they
tend to search for order and security outside themselves. Uncertain
of their place within the hierarchical order of the world, they
define themselves based upon their insecurities. Individuals thus
become only pieces of their wholeness and like shards of glass
from a beautiful vase, they bear little resemblance to their aggregate
beauty. Within the hierarchy, many in high positions of power
have taken advantage of our collective insecurities in attempting
to guide the development of all humankind. They have obscured
the direct connection between the individual and the Divine through
a variety of means designed to intercede between our inner essence
and our divine source.
Each individual can come to know themselves to be free of all
forms of hierarchical control. This is not to imply that we should
not trust others or join together in bonds of friendship and community.
It is simply a reminder that relative truth is constantly shifting
in the hands of those who desire to control. And even when the
motive for their controlling behaviors may be of good will, it
is still a form of control. When the revealers of "truth"
within the hierarchy withhold and suppress information, they are
usually positioning themselves to maintain or acquire more power
rather than to disseminate empowerment to all.
The desire for connection and wholeness is a fuel that drives
us to seek out and explore the hierarchical paradigm. This inner
longing provides us with the motivation to seek help and guidance
from a specific group within the hierarchy, and in so doing, cultivate
a sense of belonging and connection. Furthermore, the hierarchical
paradigm is a stage whereby we develop a sense of connection to
some grand, encompassing vision. This is why the hierarchy nurtures
prophets who point toward a greater vision.
Spiritual leaders are able to peer deeply beneath the surface
reality of life and experience how intricately connected every
life form is, and how the composite of all life is intelligent
far beyond measure. These visionary leaders can thus interpret
reality through their personal abilities to perceive and express
life's dimensional depth and limitless intelligence. Yet no one
is able to articulate life's full dimensional depth and breadth
with the tools of language. They can only, at best, describe their
interpretation or their impressions.
In actuality, all of us are able to peer beneath the surface reality
of life and perceive a unique vision of the universe. We require
only time and intention to develop our own interpretations. And
this is precisely what many great spiritual leaders have taught.
Life's deeper essence is not an absolute to be experienced by
the chosen few, but an evolving, dynamic intelligence that wears
as many faces as there are life forms. No group or people has
the exclusive portal into the universe by which the Divine expresses
itself in all its majesty. The portal is open and available to
all, because the Divine is within all things.
Those recognized as great prophets each produced a vision of the
universe beyond what was currently defined by the hierarchy. Because
their interpretations were articulated with authority and depth
of insight, they became a target of debate among various groups
in the hierarchy. This debate then created a polarity of belief.
A sympathetic constituency emerged to defend and embellish their
leader's interpretation, while established groups held it in contempt
of previously held beliefs. Invariably, the leader's vision became
confined and shaped into dogma by followers who desired to create
a new religion or sect. Thus, this infusion of fresh insight quietly
receded into the hands of the hierarchy, where its deeper meaning
was obscured by the very fact that it was incorporated into a
rigid structure that both protected and promoted it.
The Transformation Paradigm:
Inner Wisdom and Understanding
A new paradigm is emerging that promotes a clear connection of
individual consciousness to the compelling features of the Divine
without the intervention of a hierarchy. This is when the fables
and myths of history step into the light and become known as they
were originally intended. This is the time when language will
be transformed into a new form of communication that breaks down
all barriers of control. Personal transformation, through the
awakening of inner wisdom and understanding, is the pathway into
The transformation paradigm is initiated simply by the recognition
that rather than the dependency-inducing ways of the hierarchical
paradigm, there are accelerated, independent pathways that bypass
the hierarchy and lead to self-mastery. These new pathways lead
to the divine wisdom and understanding that is present within
all of us. This wisdom can be accessed through the practice of
three principles of transformation: seeing the Divine in all,
nurturance of life, and gratitude. The application of these life
principles disengages individuals from the controlling elements
of the hierarchy, thus initiating the transformation experience.
As there are relative truths, there are relative freedoms. As
individuals evolve through the hierarchical process, an ever-increasing
sense of freedom is gained, yet external forces continue to exert
control through limiting language, confining belief systems, and
more. These controlling influences lead to continued reliance
upon the hierarchy as it unceasingly attempts to impose a sense
of inequality between us. The underlying equation of the hierarchical
paradigm is: individual + hierarchy = God connection. In the case
of personal transformation it is: individual + inner wisdom and
understanding = divine equality with all.
The Synthesis Paradigm:
The time has come to integrate the dominant paradigm of the hierarchy
with the liberating transformation paradigm. This integration
occurs naturally once we have fully explored the two paradigms
and develop a synthesis paradigm whereby transformation is attained
by searching for connection and wholeness through our own inner
wisdom and understanding. It is this combination of release from
dependency on the hierarchy and transformation from within that
initiates the synthesis paradigm.
Once we take responsibility for our own transformation and integration,
it does not mean that the hierarchy is to be shunned or avoided.
The hierarchy is quite benign as a manipulative force and merely
represents one important stage in the journey toward wholeness.
What is being set in motion now is the initial preparation for
these paradigm shifts. More specifically, these paradigms will
be simultaneously played out over the coming years. As always,
it will be the choice of each one of us as to which paradigm we
embrace in our journey.
All of the highest imaginings of humanity are yet unaware of our
deepest foundation. We have sought the upper reaches of the building,
yet remain unaware of the foundation's design. It is here, at
the very core of existence that the Divine is bursting forth with
its creative energy while simultaneously reintegrating with its
invitation to wholeness. It is here that equality is realized,
not in the lofty places of relative truth lodged in the hierarchy,
but rather in the deepest part of the foundational plan of life's
original source and ultimate destiny. The origin and destiny of
existence is the tone of equality in life. Listen for this tone
– this frequency of vibration – and follow it back
into the very foundation from whence all things arise and return.
Consider these words as symbols only. Feel the truth that stands
behind these words, and tap into this empowering energy force
that reaches out for you. Know it as a tone or vibration –
a resonance that waits for you around every corner in which your
life will turn. It is a beacon of the Divine gathering itself
into the form of language in order to usher you to a place from
which you can experience the formless tone of equality –
the bypass of limitation. It is the primal language of our divine
source that bestows to you the freedom to generate your own deepest
beauty in the expression of your highest truth.
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