As readers of this blog know, I have been blessed to receive channeled messages, especially at times when I have needed the highest, most elevated and exalted form of upliftment. I usually share this wisdom in my classes at Yoga West, and here, I will share the latest communication:
The Only Opinion that Matters is Source.
The only opinion that matters is Source…or, God…or, The Infinite Divine…or…
Because we invest so much energy and personal reSOURCEs into other people’s opinions and approval. Because we compare ourselves to others. Because we care about what the peanut gallery thinks. And because we create our own disappointments time and time again, as we look for anything consistent at all, from the outside world and from other people…who are not only fickle, but also, by virtue of their own lack of wholeness, incapable of making us whole.
And in their own disconnected state, when others are less than accepting and forgiving, and at the same time, directing their focus on you (it is nothing personal—it could be anyone), it is because they are under the mistaken belief that if you were to change what you were doing, then they would be satisfied and happy.
In other words, those who point fingers or direct negativity toward others, could be satisfied with a snap of their fingers, if they would care more about their own connection, before anything else, just as we all can. But, in a state of separation, we mistakenly look to others to fulfill us. Of course, other people and other things never can. And so we slip into chronic frustration and then say they let us down…or we go looking for new toys and gimmicks that will do the job better…and the cycle goes on.
If we were to truly start caring more about our own alignment with SOURCE, we would begin to not only heal, but also feel good, consistently.
But, when we look within for the only voice…the only opinion…the only thought that ever mattered, we no longer hold up any external conditions for our own well-being and happiness.
This is why mystics from time immemorial have been devoted to some sort of daily meditative routine, before they even engage with the outside world—so as to touch the sacred within. So as to remind themselves that this is it. Right here.
What is the simplest and quickest way to align? Sometimes the most unembellished is best. I recall Caroline Myss’ simple prayer to God:
I just started meditating again after a long hiatus. I cannot begin to describe how wonderful it’s been resuming this practice as part of my day! A few months ago I took a workshop on Centering Prayer conducted by Cynthia Bourgeault. Centering Prayer is a Christian counterpart to Buddhist Mindfulness practice. Somehow the workshop gave me the gentle nudge I needed to get back on the cushion! It’s been marvelous. I feel a lot less agitated, more focused, and I find I have more patience. I first started meditating in 1968 so returning to practice was like reuniting with a great old friend! We just picked up immediately where we left off. Everything Donna says here about meditation is absolutely true. It never ceases to amaze me how a practice so simple and pleasurable enriches your life in every respect. Meditation is fantastic! Don’t think about it…just do it!
Thank you for sharing your experience, John!