that has never suffered.
It lives in joy that has no cause.
It is who you most deeply are.
These are the words of Jan Frazier, the author of When Fear Falls Away and The Freedom of Being at Ease with What Is. Jan writes and speaks with a depth of authenticity that is often breathtaking. I met Jan a few months ago when she spoke in New York City, but I have long been impressed by her writings and her experiences. She encountered and describes a spontaneous enlightenment and, with it, all fear fell away from her. She was transformed. I would like to say, she learned ” in a twinkling of an eye,” just who she is and what truly matters. Spiritual change can occur like that — without warning or expectation — the spark is ignited and nothing is ever the same again. Jan knows this. I know this. Do you know this? Do you think you have to be someone special for this to happen?
Imagine being at ease, no matter what happens in your life. A good beginning in finding this kind of peace is in finding out just who you are. There are time tested methods that can encourage such an awareness. Meditation is perhaps the most well-known and has the capacity to draw inward enough for the True Self to become better known to you. Some people find being in concert with nature as a viable means to bring about the connections. Or it could be through chanting, dancing, singing, or doing nothing out of the ordinary at all. Sometimes we remember who we are completely by surprise, as if Grace descends upon us in all its glory and for no reason at all. You weren’t even trying.
It helps to be open to this kind of wisdom and changes. Just to know there is someone other than your most commonly accepted self, in the world, opens the door.
So please re-read the last lesson. Entertain the notion that you are as magnificent and full of love as you can imagine. Just because you don’t see this side of yourself at this moment, does not mean it is not true. Even if you find this incomprehensible or ridiculous, does not mean it is not true. Caste as much cynicism upon it (I did that for years), but all the skepticism I could muster did not mean it was not true.
You are beyond any dream you could ever have about yourself. Believe it! Then see what happens next.
With love and namaste, Deanne
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