In this week’s Dear Gabby video I share a profound conversation I had with my friend and spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra.
We sat down for tea and I shared about all the spiritual quests I’d been on, all the paths I had chosen and all that I believed to be true. I said, “Is it okay that I’ve followed many different spiritual thought systems? Is it okay that I haven’t committed to one specific path?”
Here’s what Deepak said …
My conversation with Deepak inspired this week’s topic.
In the video I cover:
- How to become one with the Universe.
- Exactly what we need to do to see the world through the lens of love rather than the lens of fear.
- How, even when situations baffle us, we have the power to quickly return to love.
- How to crank up the volume on your truth and turn down the volume on the voice of fear and separation.
Universal lesson: You are one with the Universe.
The way to knowing your truth is to allow the voice of love to echo through every single thought you have. Even when you detour into fear, which you will do all day long, commit to the voice of love the moment you witness that you’ve chosen wrongly. No longer be tolerant of fearful mind wandering and make love your priority.
Think about how different your life would be if you fully committed to love all throughout the day. Imagine waking up in the morning and instead of turning on the news, over-caffeinating, and checking your phone, you began the day with a devotion, a prayer or a meditative moment. My teacher Marianne Williamson says, “When we give time to a quieting experience we have a different life because we have a different nervous system.” Tuning in to the love of the Universe lowers our stress levels, restores our cells and reorganizes our energy. Conscious contact with love interrupts the pattern of fear and returns us to our true nature.
Though this book may seem like it contains many lessons and exercises, there’s really only one: Choose love. Each practice brings you closer to it. Each prayer, meditation and exercise helps to shift your focus away from perceiving yourself as separate from the love of the Universe. The Course teaches, “Fear can never enter in a mind that has attached itself to love.” Each time you shift your focus back to love, you release your sense of separation and realign.
When you’re in alignment with the love of the Universe, peace cannot be disrupted. No person, situation or circumstance can take away your peace of mind. This isn’t an easy concept to grasp because we believe so deeply in fear and separation. We believe we can be harmed and we protect ourselves at all costs. Though at the level of the mind we can never be harmed because in any moment we can choose love. The more we stay committed to love, the more we will believe in it. I can say this with conviction. I have committed my life to unlearning fear and releasing my separate perceptions of myself. Each new day offers me great spiritual assignments that when faced with prayer and devotion bring me closer to consciousness. Even in this moment as I write these words I’m reinforcing that connection.
It doesn’t matter where you are on your spiritual journey. Whether you’re a longtime Spirit Junkie or a first-time reader, you can accept this truth now: You are one with the love of the Universe. Our spiritual path leads us toward spiritual sight. This is when we begin to relinquish our faith in our perceptions of the world to see strength rather than weakness, oneness rather than separation, and love rather than fear.
At the beginning of this book the voice of love was probably distant and hard to hear. But the more you lean toward love, the more you begin to see with spiritual sight, listen with the voice of love, and live more joyfully and free. This is what it means to release your perception of separateness and accept you are one with the Universe.
Stringing together those moments of true connection are how we begin to see the world through the lens of love rather than the lens of fear. Even when situations baffle us, we have the power to quickly return to love. Now is the time to crank up the volume on your truth and turn down the volume on the voice of fear and separation. So choose it. Fully surrender to your spiritual nature, your purpose, passion and a deep connection to the Universe.
By this point in your practice you’re ready to embrace your true connection. These steps are designed to deepen your faith that you are one with the love of the Universe.
Prayer is the pathway to love. This prayer will act as an intermediary between your feelings of separation and your truth. Use the prayer as an invisible guide back to love. Let each word sink into your psyche. Recite this prayer out loud to yourself.
A Prayer for Connecting to the Universe
I call on the energy of the Universe to guide my thoughts back to love. I surrender the false perceptions I have placed upon myself. I forgive these thoughts and I know that I am love. I am peace. I am compassion. I am the Universe.
Following the prayer, settle back into the energy of love through you.
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