By David Ison – Stories 3.9.14 Embracing M
All my life I have felt and have been surrounded by a presence. Unseen, yet always there, I have, at various times in my evolution subscribed this presence to being God, the Universal Life force, the pattern, the Unity Function, the Essence of Creation itself.
Amazing things have always happened to me throughout my existence. I have died, come back to life, I have made fortunes and lost them, sacred texts have fallen into my lap, undiscovered knowledge has been consistently revealed. My mind has always been pointed into a multileveled, multilayered and multifaceted SINGULAR direction. Always stretching and reaching for another layer of the TRUTH. Pure objective truth. I have been driven by this unseen force to uncover, to discover and recover this Essence of truth. And I have indeed, been protected every step of the way. Guided through minefields, healed and thrust out again and again, never veering, always and forever rolling, moving toward the true beginning of all things, toward the shape of the creative essence itself.
Today, I stand here in awe of this protection, of this gift of immeasurable wealth. I feel its presence stronger than ever, gaining in strength and solidity, gaining in gravitational magnetism, gaining in its natural state of wholeness. This presence is not God, is not the devil, is not the divine Essence. It is not external, it is not coming into me from some outside source. In fact, the presence is something even more amazing, more pure, more Essential. IT IS ME. That’s right, this presence is my whole self, my entire being, my Essence, My Essential Self. It is within me and is always there, ever present, like the beating of my heart. Selflessly keeping me safe, endlessly guiding my steps along the path, continuously giving me life, love, wisdom, strength and understanding.
It is time to honor the Essential Self with the full recognition of its presence. Time to give back. Give back to ME. Time to celebrate the Essence that is always there. The Essence that is in resonance with all things holy, with all things true, with all things unchanging and with all the elements that make up the Creative Pattern of the Essential Unfolding nature of EVERYTHING.
Let us stand in the embrace of the Presence of the Essential Self, let us lose the shackles of the endless stream of metaphorical designs and designations. Let us free our minds from the chains of desire and the human tendency to continuously, endlessly seek confirmation from without, from the external. Let us finally, now and forevermore, look within, welcoming OURSELVES and nothing else, into our hearts, our minds, our spirits and our souls. Let us learn to listen to this eternal Essence within, hearing the songs it has to sing, hearing the stories it has to tell and at last, let us learn to receive its wisdom and its truth.
The Essential Self is the protector. It is the healer of wounds. It is the spinner of the web of our own individual lives. It is our sense of wonder and our endless source of creative energy, our very imagination. Lastly, let us simply sit. Sit quietly. Sit with an open mind and open heart and simply receive and then with a calm and a quiet mind, let us simply learn to say THANK YOU.
My gratitude to David Ison for sharing this article.
Jane Rosalea Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) http://www.peacefulpathretreat.wordpress.com http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com