STONE SIX CONTINUED
Be: Letting go of past hurts, disappointments, and abuses and letting go of future plans and expectations, I resolve to live in the present moment and simply be. Be present; be open; be available; be with Higher Self.
Instruction: Be with The Divine.
There is an admonition in Christianity to pray without ceasing. What does it mean to be continually in prayer? Is it feasible to reach a place where our lives are one continuous prayer? Religious Recovery does not define who we are supposed to pray to, but on our spiritual path, there is a sense of a Divine Other that walks beside us and guides us. When we strive to be present in the moment and allow the past to fall away and the future to unfold in its own time, we find that we are more likely to comprehend and come into a place where we can communicate (pray) with our Higher Power throughout the course of each day and not just in special times or seasons of intense prayer or communication. Much of our communication with those around us is nonverbal anyway, so being in communication doesn’t mean we have to be in constant dialog with The Divine but just consciously aware of the Presence that never leaves us. The more we bring this to our attention, the more we will experience the idea of praying continuously.
What are some indicators that we are communicating with The Divine on a more consistent basis? One thing I look for in my own life is how well does my will line up with the will of The Divine. When I sense divine connection, I often feel as if The Divine was writing the words instead of me writing them. I also notice that when I am divinely connected I feel a sense of “not my words” but “Divine words” are spoken through me. This could easily become a source of ego pride, but what I’ve found is that often the words, spoken or written, are beyond my thoughts, seem to be divinely inspired, and are soon forgotten by me. The words were there when I needed them to help someone, or in some situations to help me, but once they’ve served their purpose, they are gone. I often don’t recognize things I’ve written in the past, and I believe this is because I feel they were divinely inspired and not necessarily written for me but for someone else.
When we work Stone Six to its fullest potential and are able to simply “be,” we will not only discover that we are able to feel the presence of The Divine at all times, but we will also notice that what we want and what The Divine wants for us are the same. We were created by The Divine, made in the image of The Divine, and our heart’s deepest desires come from the same source.
Today’s Assignment is to ask yourself if your desires and Divine desires are at odds. Take some time to think about what you really want at the core of your being. You might be surprised to learn that many of your deepest desires are in alignment with what The Divine wants for you.
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