Diamond in the Rough
Welcome to the beginning. We are here by choice. It is no accident you are reading these words.. You’ve been hearing them whispered for so long now, just beyond audible. Maybe you’ll recall them here.
What is it you are straining to hear? Truth. You’ll know it when it arrives. For so very long now we’ve looked at oneness as if it has something to do with the other. Yet all is One. The “other” is not possible. It was always about you.
Oneness means there is nothing outside of you. Empathy and compassion are just the tip of the iceberg – they still focus outside of you. Oneness begins within. Integration is where we are headed.
You must start by loving yourself; one day you’ll realize there has never been anyone else. January is a month of new beginnings and fresh starts with resolutions and determination. Perhaps we can love what is here now rather than plan to love what is coming.
You don’t need fixing. You stand whole and perfect and you still are. You were born knowing you were flawless, a diamond in the rough. Around puberty, you forgot. It is then the sleeping began.
Last year was the start of our awakening. Conscious now, we notice more. Contrast is everywhere – good, bad, happy, sad, blissful, angry, peace, conflict. That’s why we stayed. We don’t want to miss a thing. If you thought 2012 was action packed, just wait. 2013 will deliver on the promises made last year.
You may still be drowsy. Some of us leap out of bed in the morning and some of us limp. In college I was awarded, more than once, the “bear in the morning” award. I guess you could say I’m a limper, not a leaper. Either way works. Eventually, full consciousness creeps in.
When it does, and when clear focus returns and you notice every “flaw”, remember where beauty is found. It is found in the eyes of the beholder. Those eyes are yours. You are a mess of “imperfections”. Look with wide open eyes and grin for each is your gift, leading you home. That’s why you discovered them just now. Home is where you are headed. Home is in your heart and it is there the real treasure is found. It is there where agape waits.
You are the One you are waiting for.
See you tomorrow.