(BONUS EPISODE) Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People (And Why to Bad Things Happen to Good People)

(BONUS EPISODE) Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People (And Why to Bad Things Happen to Good People)

Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People (And Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People)?

This is an age-old question, and its answered in my latest podcast.

It can be a crisis of faith when we start to look out and see what we might call ‘negative’, ‘destructive’, or ‘greedy’ types of people, and we wonder why they have so much more abundance than really ‘decent’, ‘good-hearted’ people.

Or why are these decent, good-hearted people getting sick, and these somewhat greedy, materialist people are just doing great and flying around in their jets?

There are some key distinctions to understand here. The first one is that what the law of life operates upon is consciousness, principle.

What appears to be a good person and a good personality, in and of itself, is not what the law of life is operating upon.

Here’s a great way to look at it. If you don’t understand the laws of conductivity, electrical principles, and you just take some live wires and grab hold of them, or you touch the wrong wires together, and they blow up, or they electrocute you or even kill you.

Electricity is no respecter of persons. It doesn’t care how nice of a person you are. If you don’t understand the law and the principle of electricity it doesn’t matter how good you are. You’re going to have some problems.

[bctt tweet=”Life is no respecter of persons. It’s a respecter of principle. It’s a respecter of consciousness.” username=”derekrydall”]

If you learn how to float you could be a really evil person, and you’ll still float in the water. Think about that. If you know how to fly a plane and operate in alignment with the laws of aerodynamics, you can be a really bad person, and you’ll still fly that plane.

The plane will fly, because, at least in that area, you are in integrity with the principle.  It’s principle. It’s not personal.

Listen in to discover the other key distinction around this topic and for the full explanation and support your personal development and spiritual growth and start participating in your future NOW.

And remember, self-help is shelf help – you have everything you need already!

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Always Be Planting: How to Harvest Your Past and Seed Your Future
Quantum Prayer: The Potential Activator
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(Bonus Episode) The Fields Are Always Full: How to Transcend Seasons and Cycles, and Experience More Abundance NOW [Podcast]

(Bonus Episode) The Fields Are Always Full: How to Transcend Seasons and Cycles, and Experience More Abundance NOW [Podcast]

We’re doing a deep dive today around the topic ‘The Fields Are Always Full: How to Transcend Seasons and Cycles and Experience More Abundance Now’.

You’ve heard me use the analogy of the radio broadcast: Right now, right where you are, your favorite music is broadcasting. There’s information, inspiration, and music broadcasting that if you were to suddenly hear, it would inspire you, and would change your mental, emotional, physical state.

The only distance between you and the manifestation of the music is a distance in frequency. When the frequencies match, you have music. You have a manifestation.

So that music is potentially in your life, but it’s actually broadcasting at the frequency where it exists.

Just like the music, the fields are white unto the harvest, the abundance is already here now. It’s not here in potential. It’s actually here – health, wealth, wholeness, harmony, joy, peace, love, the fullness of life, Heaven, Paradise, Nirvana – everything you could ever want, hope for, desire and need are already here actually!

Not in potential, but actually… It’s only potential in terms of your experience.

[bctt tweet=”Life wants to manifest its glory, its greatness, its goodness as us, infinitely more than we want it for ourselves. ” username=”derekrydall”]

Our call today is to no longer wait for the harvest to come, to no longer wait for the economy to change, or wait for our family, our friends to agree with or validate us.

We will no longer wait until we think we’re good enough or have enough, but take a stand today, in the middle of the field of our life and begin to know, affirm and live from the truth that we are surrounded by and are an expression of abundance!

I invite you to make a commitment to yourself, to begin to show up, to take your basket and step into your “field” and harvest the good that’s there. Start to show up as if you’re really supported.

With this commitment, how will you begin to show up differently in your life?

Listen in to discover the other key distinction around this topic and for the full explanation and support your personal development and spiritual growth and start participating in your future NOW.

And remember, self-help is shelf help – you have everything you need already!

Stay inspired!

Other powerful free trainings in the podcast library:

Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People (And Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People)?
Always Be Planting: How to Harvest Your Past and Seed Your Future
Ask Derek: How Do I Stay Productive When I’m Struggling or Uninspired?

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(Bonus Episode) The Universe Is Rigged In Your Favor

(Bonus Episode) The Universe Is Rigged In Your Favor

This is both a powerful principle and somewhat controversial because it doesn’t always look like the Universe is rigged in our favor.

When we say life is for us, we are tapping into the principle of oneness, and the truth that life is always working to express more of its wholeness, abundance, and perfection — always supporting its own fulfillment.

This means it’s all working for your highest and greatest good.

As W. Clement Stone said, “We must become inverse paranoids, believing that all of life is conspiring for us.” You are a unique infinite expression of life, and through and as you life gets to know itself as an individual being.

The Universe is conspiring to completely unleash its potential as you, yet we don’t experience it directly. We experience our relative perception, our belief about life, our thought about life or about a condition.

But because all there really is is love, and life forever giving and supporting itself, even those conditions that we would call “bad” are working together for our good. This episode shows you how to live in alignment with this..

[bctt tweet=”Every individual is an instrument through which the universe is seeking to put Itself on display” username=”derekrydall”]

When you begin to embrace this principle, every problem becomes answered prayer. Every so-called negative condition becomes an evolutionary catalyst. You begin to ask evolutionary or emerging questions:

“How does this support my growth and expansion? How is this making me stronger? How can I use this experience to become more awake, more aware, a purer, stronger instrument of life, of truth, of beauty, etc.?”

When you don’t understand this, you ask questions like “Why is this happening to me? What’s wrong with me? What’s wrong with life? God, why have you forsaken me?”

Those questions keep you hooked into a paradigm of duality and separation, believing life isn’t for you, and that leads to more experiences that reflect that back to you.

Listen to this new podcast and learn how this principle works, and how you can put it to work in your life TODAY.

And remember, self-help is shelf help – you have everything you need already!

Stay inspired!

Other powerful free trainings in the podcast library:

The Fields Are Always Full: How to Transcend Seasons and Cycles, and Experience More Abundance NOW
Always Be Planting: How to Harvest Your Past and Seed Your Future
Ask Derek: How Do I Stay Productive When I’m Struggling or Uninspired?

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(Bonus Episode) Why God Can’t Help You

(Bonus Episode) Why God Can’t Help You

Most people’s perception of God — and what most religions teach about God — is based on an outdated model created before we had any understanding of the deeper nature of the universe. The true source and activity of the divine — and how we can connect with It — is hidden in the ancient teachings. And in this video, I break it down and show you a path back to your higher power and greatest potential!

To Your Emergence!

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Derek

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(Bonus Episode) Unconditional Giving: The Path of True Abundance

(Bonus Episode) Unconditional Giving: The Path of True Abundance

Unconditional giving – it’s the whole foundation, and ultimately, the core principle of Emergence.

As the emergence work says, whatever is missing is what we’re not giving. Whatever we’re waiting for, we’re waiting with.

If you are really operating as if the whole kingdom of Heaven, as if all of the Universe was within you, and whatever was missing was what you are not giving, your life would look different, as would mine.

We are the way the whole Universe has individualized itself; we are unique individualized expressions of all of the power, the presence and the love of God. (Whatever term you use, this is what it means to be the son of God. This is what it means to be the offspring of the Most High. This is what it means to be a radiant light, the light of the world, the lights of every man and woman.)

Right where you are is the whole Universe, therefore, there is no God or power or anything separate from you, or outside of you, that’s going to come to you, ever.

Remember, you are not on your way to something. You’re not on your way to Heaven or to God, to abundance, to wholeness, or to love. You’re coming from the everything. Just as the sunbeam is not on its way to the sun, it is the sun expressing. It’s on its way to expressing more of that light, bringing that light into all the seeming dark places, delivering its gifts.

That’s who you are – coming from God, from love, from abundance. You are that place where the whole Universe gets to put itself on display in a unique and unprecedented way.

If all of that true, (and it is) what’s the mechanism by which you express your infinite being?

There is no mechanism that’s going to bring it to you. There’s only a mechanism that’s going to allow it to come through you and as you, and that mechanism is giving, unconditional giving.

Another word for that would be sharing, circulating, serving, expressing, radiating.

Listen to the podcast episode above for the full explanation and learn how you can put it to work in your life TODAY.

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God is Not Santa Clause (And Other Shocking Truths)

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Full Transcript
[The following is the full transcript of this episode of the Emergence, A Revolutionary Path for Radical Life Change, with Derek Rydall Podcast]

Greetings my fellow Emergineers, Derek Rydall here. It’s just so awesome to be with you all again. I still look forward to the opportunity to connect with you on a deeper level and continue to anchor the truth that really makes us free. We’re talking today about Unconditional Giving, the Path of true Abundance. I’ve said this probably many times when I say, well, this is really the one. If you just get this, this is what it’s all about. This is the core most important principle in a nutshell or in an acorn shell. It is true that this is, and it’s true every time I say that, I guess, because when you go deep enough into any true principle, truth principle, you ultimately discover the whole thing. Just like if you go into any quality of truth deep enough, you end up finding the whole. If you go fully into love, you discover that it includes joy and peace and gratitude. If you go fully into gratitude, you discover it includes love, and peace, and joy, etc. When I say that, it’s not just a line. It really is true.

This principle that we’re talking about today – unconditional giving –it’s the whole foundation of Emergence and, ultimately, I’m probably talking about it as well, because at the time of this recording, I am in the midst of beginning my next book, which is all around Awakened Wealth, and the core principle of that is giving. As the emergence work says, whatever is missing is what we’re not giving. Whatever we’re waiting for, we’re waiting with. The truth is because everything is within us. I know we say this over and over again, but this is one of those truths that we have to keep remembering and anchoring in an ever deeper way, because there’s still many areas and ways in our life, ways that we think and feel, and walk, and talk that are not in integrity with this truth. If you are really operating as if the whole kingdom of Heaven was within you, as if all of the Universe was within you and whatever was missing was what you are not giving, your life would look different. As with mine, I’m not entirely operating on that. There’s still parts of me that look to the world and look to other people and unconsciously, or consciously, believe that somehow they’re my source, or that condition is my source and only if that condition would change, I would have more or be more. If only they would change, I could be more, do more, etc. That’s false, because everything is within us.

The whole of abundance, the whole of love, the whole of power that we are literally opening as eternity and infinity, as the Sanskrit term for man says the dispenser of Divine gifts, that we are the way the whole Universe has individualized itself, that we are unique individualized expressions of all of the power and the presence and the love of God. Again, whatever term you use, this is what it means to be the son of God. This is what it means to be the offspring of the Most High. This is what it means to be a radiant light, the light of the world, the lights of every man and woman. It’s saying that right where you are is the whole Universe. Right where you are is the whole of the Godhead. Right where you are, you are at the center, and you are a center in Divine mind. Therefore, there is no God or power or anything separate from you or outside of you that’s going to come to you, ever. Life doesn’t happen to you; it happens through you and as you, because there is no life apart from you. You are life. You are the way life is expressing itself.

Remember, you are not on your way to something. You’re not on your way to Heaven or to God, or to abundance, or to wholeness, or to love. You’re not on your way to anything. You’re coming from the everything. Just as the sunbeam is not on its way to the sun, it is the sun expressing. It’s on its way to expressing more of that light, bringing that light into all the seeming dark places, delivering its gifts. That’s who you are. You are coming from God, from love, from abundance, from infinite, immortal, eternal being. You’re never going to go to it. You’re never going to arrive or reach any of those qualities or things. You are the thing itself coming from that. You are the way infinite love is happening. You are the way inexhaustible wealth and abundance is expressing. You are that place where the whole Universe gets to put itself on display in a unique and unprecedented way.

If all of that true, and it is, what’s the mechanism by which you express your infinite being? There is no mechanism that’s going to bring it to you. There’s only a mechanism that’s going to allow it to come through you and as you, and that mechanism is giving, unconditional giving. Another word for that would be sharing, circulating, serving, expressing, radiating. Fundamentally, if you want anything more to come into your life, you must let more life come out of you. If you want more love, it’s not going to come from your partner. It has to come from you. If you want more abundance, it’s not going to come from the clients, the economy, and the government. It has to come from you. Now, it can come through these channels. In fact, there’s not just one or two or three channels through which your love or abundance or whatever can come through, there is infinite organizing power. The Universe has an infinite way to express and to channel your good. It’s not being channeled, because we often talk about things being channeled to us as if it’s coming from some other place but us; it’s not. You can never, ever get outside of your consciousness, because, again, you’re not in the world, the world is in you. It’s in your consciousness. You are not a material body or personality construct that had a birth date and will have a death date and that’s all there is to you. You are a field of consciousness. Indeed, you are the field of consciousness knowing itself uniquely, and everything is in you.

God isn’t just in all things; all things are in God. You are God. You are the Divine consciousness knowing itself as individual being. Everything is in your consciousness. You can never get outside of your consciousness. There is no person, place or condition or power or law outside of your consciousness that’s going to maybe someday hopefully operate upon you. There is no such thing. Your consciousness is infinite. Therefore, there cannot be infinity plus. You literally are managing your own unique experience of the entire Universe in your consciousness. Whatever is an activity of your consciousness eventually becomes an experience. Whatever is not an activity of your consciousness cannot become experience, so whatever experience you’re having, good, bad or indifferent, it can only happen as an activity of your consciousness. It can never happen because someone or something outside of you has done it to you. There is no such someone or something. You’re it. There’s nobody out here but you. There’s only one I am, and I am expressing myself in an infinite variety of individuality, but it’s still I. you are that I. If you want more of whatever to come in to your experience, you have to begin to find a way to access and activate and express the more.

Now, this is core of the Awakened Wealth framework of the seven gifts, the seven ways you generate. Once you know that all of creation is not material, it’s spiritual, it’s invisible, it’s consciousness, you know that’s the real nature of all stuff. It’s consciousness. The real source of all stuff is consciousness, so it’s all here. It’s all within you. It’s all now. The next logical question is: How do I get it out? How do I get start manifesting it? Remember, manifestation is not making something happen that isn’t already here; it’s making what’s all we hear visible tangible. You can’t manifest anything that doesn’t already exist. You can only make visible that which is. Just like on a radio, you can’t make any song manifest that isn’t already broadcasting. You can only tune into the broadcast already in progress, and when you tune into that station, that music becomes manifest. In other words, you have a manifest station, the station becomes manifest. You didn’t make it happen, you made it welcome by tuning in. So the broadcast of your life is already at hand.

This is what Jesus was saying when he said, Heaven is not going to come. It’s not going to be absurd, it’s not going to be over there or over here. Behold it’s already at hand, it’s already within you, but you’re judging by appearances and having eyes you see not, having ears you hear not. In other words, you’re using your physical senses to determine what’s here and what’s real, and you’re asleep. It’s already here. It’s already now, and it’s already happening, but it’s spiritual and it’s invisible. Instead of trying to manipulate appearances, seek first the Kingdom of Heaven within you, make that contact and begin to express it, begin to live it, begin to shine it. Shine your light so brightly that all will see the works of God. When they see me, they see he that sent me. I mean these are all just different ways of saying what I’m saying that have been spoken by Jesus and Buddha and Krishna and all the great masters. It comes down to this: You have it all. You are it all. Now, what you’re going to do about it?

Don’t wait for anybody. Don’t wait for anything. They’re waiting for you. When there’s a problem or there’s a need, you’re like, God, why won’t you do something about this? God’s like, What do you think I put you there for? You are an extension of me. You are me individualized. I can’t do anything for you that you won’t let me do though and as you. God responds to you by corresponding to its nature in you, because there is no God apart from you. You’re it. You’re the point where God gets to be God. If you’re not letting it out of you in that point and in that area, God can’t be God as you. It can’t become an experience. The key about this, with the seven gifts, is—I won’t go to the whole process here. If you haven’t done the Awakened Wealth work, I highly encourage you, because it’s a master, a program in understanding the real nature of abundance, what it is, where it is and how to generate it regardless of conditions. The key is that one of the things I want to say, because I know a lot of you already feel a little bit burnt out or overwhelmed, and you might be feeling like, Oh, God, he’s telling me I’ve got to give more. I’m tired. Remember that giving, unconditional giving, includes you, meaning don’t forget to give to yourself.

Remember the Law of Circulation is such that you cannot give what you don’t have. You have to activate it within yourself. You have to fill yourself up. You cannot keep what you don’t give. You have to circulate it. Finally, you cannot sustain what you don’t receive. You have to receive it. You have to let life love you and support you and really acknowledge and notice where it’s happening in your life so you can really become cognizant of all the ways you’re being blessed, and loved, and supported, because you are, but you’re not receiving it consciously. You’re either denying it or deflecting it or you’re just not noticing it. This is one of the deeper meanings of that count your blessings. There’s a reason you want to count them, because the more you acknowledge where you’re being blessed, what you appreciate appreciates, that consciousness expands, and you start to really feel just how blessed you are. Right outside my window, a couple beautiful hummingbirds just showed up. You have to make sure to include yourself in the giving strategy.

What this also looks like is where in your life right now, in a relationship or situation, are you looking to somebody to give something to you? If that’s happening in that area, you are literally blocking that quality from being expressed in your life. Let’s say it’s respect or love. You must begin by giving it to yourself and asking a question like If I was to fully respect myself or fully love myself, how would I show up in this relationship, at this place of business or whatever it may be, in my family, with my children, with my mate? Begin to fill yourself up. What you might hear things like Well, I would have this conversation with them. I would ask them for my needs. I would take 100% responsibility to get my needs met”.

That’s the other thing. This is sort of a sidebar, but it’s an important piece. In relationship, we think relationships are 50-50. Well, I asked him for something, and he didn’t give it to me. I told him I wanted to talk but he didn’t have time. We leave it at that, and we feel resentful or sad or rejected. That’s not taking responsibility. Relationship isn’t 50-50. It’s a 100-100. It’s 200% proposition. You’ve got to take 100% responsibility for the result you want. You say, Hey, honey. Can we have some time to talk? I want to talk about some things, and I really need more time with you. I really love more time with you,and he’s like, I’m just so busy and blah, blah, blah. Instead of getting rejected – you might feel that rejection – but, you go, Okay, I understand. When could you talk?Well, I’m just so busy right now.We have to talk. It’s really important to me.I can’t talk about it right now.Okay, well, when can you talk about it?I don’t know. I’m going to have this and have that. You’re like, I really understand. Is there anything I can do to help you and support you so that we can have some time to talk? In other words, you continue to negotiate. You continue to move towards the result you want. You don’t just let it go because they’re resistant. Now, it doesn’t mean you’re forcing and demanding. Nothing in what I just said is that, but it means you take 100% responsibility. What you’re really doing then is you’re owning that this result is true for you and real for you. If still you’re not getting whatever that is that you need and not being able to express it, then that really shows you something about that relationship that needs to be addressed. You might after then begin to express it with more and more dramatic terms.

If you are truly in integrity and asking for what you want and moving in that direction and giving yourself that sense of self-love and respect, enough to be willing to stand for what is important to you, because that’s what self-love and respect will ultimately bring you to. It will bring you to a place where you stand for what matters no matter what. They might be totally railing against you. They might be saying, You want too much or too needy. You know inside all you’re doing is standing for what’s right and what’s true, even if that means this relationship or this job eventually changes form. At the same time, you’re continuing to ask: If I loved myself or if I respected myself or valued or appreciated myself, how would I show up? How would I treat myself? What would I do? What would I stop doing? So, you’re continuing to fill yourself up. You’re continuing to do and be in a way that nourishes you, that gives you those qualities.

Then, you move to the second piece which is, now that you have something real to give, you look at that quality that you were waiting to get from that person or even trying to get, and you start giving it to them. You notice, where am I not really respecting or loving them? Where am I so caught up in trying to get my need that I become blind to their needs? Now, you can extend the giving and start circulating it by giving it to them unconditionally. Remember, it’s unconditionally. You’re not giving to them to get anything, because the minute you start giving to get, you’ve fallen off the loop. This isn’t a quid pro quo Universe. It’s unconditional. The sun doesn’t give you its light in order to get something from you. God, the Divine intelligence, isn’t giving of itself in order to get something from you. There is no such relationship. You are the way it is giving of itself. It’s unconditional, because it is a state of fulfillment. It doesn’t have anything to get back. You are a state of infinite fulfillment, so there’s nothing to get from anyone or anything. The minute you start to do that, you have to stop and remember No, I got it all. I don’t need anything from anyone.”

At the same time, I notice I sound like there’s a dichotomy here, and it appears that way when you’re dealing with words and the world of duality. At the same time, when you are asking for what you want from someone, more time or whatever the case may be, a promotion, whatever, you might say, Well, Derek, you just said I don’t need anything. Why would I be asking for that? When you are in this proper framework, you understand internally that, again, you are not this body, that you are not in a relationship, all of these relationships are in you. These are all dimensions of you. In this world, there is what we call interaction, an exchange and channels and all of that. One of the ways it manifests is by asking and receiving from each other. If you’re in a consciousness of knowing you have it all, that they’re not your Source, they are merely a channel, then when you ask for what you want, you’re not trying to get anything from them. You are opening yourself up and saying, I’m willing to receive from whatever channel. I’m asking this channel right now, but I’m opening up and saying I’m available. You are giving to yourself that love, that respect by asking. Do you see?

From that state, the asking is a form of giving to yourself. In many cases, you are actually giving to them, because by letting them have the opportunity to be a channel of your good, they get to grow, they get to expand. When they become a bigger channel by giving to you, they now are a bigger channel to allow more life to flow through them. Be careful. I don’t want you to get caught in the weeds of what is really semantics, but I understand how it can be confusing sometimes. It sounds like I’m telling you to go ask for stuff, but it’s not really that. Asking becomes the way by which you give to yourself, you give to them. You turn a transactional relationship into a transformational one, because you know you’re the Source. If they say no, if you truly follow through and own the result and they still can’t or won’t give it to you, that’s fine, because they were never the Source. They’re just one channel. So, you give it to yourself, and you open up another channel or reveal itself. Those channels that aren’t willing or able to be the channel of your good, they’ll either change, or they’ll move out of your life, or another channel will come in and that can take care of it.

The key here, as you’re giving, you’re first giving to yourself, then you’re giving whatever the missing quality is to the other individual or to the condition. Like my example of being a waiter, how I stopped waiting and started serving. I began to give, first to myself to fill myself up with these qualities that I will be living if I was living my destiny. Then, I began giving and bringing those qualities to my place of business, to the waiter’s job, to the other waiters, to the customers. I began to serve with a level of excellence and creativity and passion and love as if I was living my destiny. That channel of that restaurant wasn’t able to contain that, and it kept taking me out, fired me three times. It couldn’t handle it. Eventually, a larger channel revealed itself and was able to flow my good into my life. That’s how it works. You give to yourself. You fill yourself up. You give to others, and it’s unconditional. You’re not seeking anything in return. Just breathe that in for a moment, because that can be a sticky point for some people.

Now, just as a caveat, this does not mean that if you’ve entered into an agreement with somebody, and they certainly agreed upon duties, tasks, activities, you’ve hired somebody to do something or somebody has hired you to do something, whatever the case maybe, and you paid them to give you some service or whatever, or you’re married and there are certain consensual agreements about what piece that you handle, that doesn’t mean that you don’t hold each other accountable. That doesn’t mean you’ll go, Derek said I should not ask for anything in return, so here I am, I’m going to give you all my time and energy. If you don’t pay me, fine. That’s not what I’m saying, although I am saying that in thesenseof for whatever the reason they breached the contract, you can still rest assured knowing that you lose nothing, because they are at best a channel, but never your Source. Whatever you’re giving unconditionally, it will always come back to you pressed down and overflowing. Whatever bread you cast upon water, circles back around you. You might give a whole lot to somebody. They may totally not receive it or breach an agreement or just give you nothing back, that’s fine. If you held them accountable and they still don’t, you rest assured knowing that because that channel is not willing or able, another channel will show up.

When you’re giving, you’re not giving and looking to that source or that place to get it back. You’re giving because that’s your nature, because you have it all. You’re giving and circulating because that’s the way you get to allow more life to come into your experience. The channel that it comes back towards you in or from is not really your business. You want to be careful, because you don’t want to limit the channel. You don’t want to limit the idea that your wealth and abundance can only come from your job, or if you’re married and you don’t work, they can only come from your spouse. Whatever the case may be, you don’t want to limit at all. If you’re in a particular country where there’s a particular economic situation, no, you don’t want to limit to that. You never look to any one particular place as your channel. You know that there are infinite organizing possibilities, infinite channels. You just want to put the Universe in your debt, because you can never out give God. You just want to be such a massive giver, such a massive generator of light force. Just feel that. I’m just feeling it right now.

I want to tell you this, too. You heard me talked about it recently, about a couple of experiences in the last several months where I had such an impulse to give that I actually, my ego got worried I was going to give everything. Then, it happened again. The second time, I realized,This is how life feels all the time. Life itself is an exhaustible giver, an inexhaustible giving-ness. That’s its nature. I got, That’s what life is. That’s when I begin to have this prayer move through me that I want to be an unconditional, all conditional giver. I want to be a transparency, an instrument of the unconditional, all conditional life and love of God. I want to be that place where the Universe has no blockage, that it can pour its life and its love, and its generosity, and its service through and as me unconditionally. If I can as the Scripture says, Be ye perfect even as your father in Heaven is perfect.It’s talking about coming into the realization alignment that you are that thing itself, to begin to live and give the way God does, because God is at the center of your being. When it says, He shines his light on the just and the unjust, pours his rains on the saint and the sinner, God is no respecter of person,it’s speaking a principle to us, that we are meant to give, and to love, and to shine, and to pour on saint, on the sinner, on the just, on the unjust. We are praying to no longer even have the capacity to withhold if we wanted to.

That’s the prayer I want to engage you in. My prayer is that I am such a pure, open channel of the unconditional, all conditional life and love and giving-ness of God that I couldn’t withhold the good of God if I wanted to, that life floods though me and flows through me and blesses everyone and everything on every level, including and especially me, no matter what, like the sun. The sun doesn’t go, Well, I’ll shine my light over here, because you’re good, you’ve been praying, and I won’t shine it over here. No, that’s not the way the Universe works. Now, you can always put on your shades and put on sunscreen and block out the sun, but the sun will keep shining. You can curse the sun, I hate the sun. I hate all this. The sun will keep shining on you.

The same thing is true of life. You can hate life. You can deny life. You can reject life. You can judge and attack and condemn life, but life will keep serving and blessing, and loving, and shining, and pouring. It doesn’t have a choice. That’s its nature. It’s just waiting for you to open up and receive it, to throw open the blinds and the curtains, and remove all the protection and stand naked in the light of pure love and giving-ness that is always, always, always blessing you then, to intend to become that same blessing to everyone and everything in your life that you may be able to really say, When you see me, you see the God that sent me. I let my life so shine that all may see the great works and be liberated as well.  That happens whether you’re saying anything or doing anything. It just becomes a field you represent –unconditional giving.

As you open that up, your channel becomes bigger and becomes stronger. It becomes able to carry more velocity, more power, more energy, and you’re able to pour and shine and circulate more and more and more. It begins to look like what the world calls you’re having more and more and more. What’s really just happened is you’ve allowed more and more to express through you. It will look like all kinds of things are coming to you, but what’s really happened is you’ve let more and more of life come through you to the path of unconditional giving. You just learned to love every part of you. Remember the saint, the sinner and the just and the unjust are not out there, they’re really in you. You begin to bless and love, and serve, and support all of you unconditionally as well, as you also begin to extend that for others.

Just take a breath right now. Remember, this includes especially the word forgiveness. Just look at the word for-giving, not for-taking, not for withholding –for-giving. Wherever you’re unforgiving, you are withholding. You are saying, In this spot, I will not allow love or peace or generosity or whatever it may be. Then, you think you have a good reason – they did me wrong, they cheated me, they lied, cheated, stole, betrayed, rejected. There are no justified resentments. On a spiritual path, there is no justified resentment. Here’s why. It’s not personal. It’s principle. Wherever you are holding a judgment, or a resentment, or an unforgiveness towards someone, no matter what they’ve done, you are saying, In this area, in this channel, I will not let life flow through me. You think you’re hurting them or somehow blocking their good in doing them, getting your revenge or somehow it would be a betrayal of you to forgive them, etc., etc., but understand, remember, life doesn’t happen to you, it happens through you. So, wherever you’re withholding love and truth, and the full-on loving and giving-ness towards someone, in that capacity and to that extent, you are blocking that from coming out of you, and to that extent that you’re blocking more life and love from coming out of you. No matter what the mind says is the reason, to that extent, you are preventing that level of love and good to show up in your life. Like the old saying, Not forgiving someone and thinking you’re going to hurt them is like you drinking poison and thinking that’s going to do something to them. Wherever you’re withholding your love, your appreciation, your complementariness, whatever your withholding anything, wherever you’re not full on loving and blessing someone, you are blocking your good. In a very real way, that’s nothing to do with them. You’re blocking life from coming out of you.

If you could imagine you’ve got all these openings for all of life, and you also want all of the centers of your being to be wide open and just radiating like the sun. Every little judgment, regret, resentment, unforgiveness, it’s like putting a cork in that hole, putting a cork in that channel. If you could imagine this radiant being with all these little openings where all the beams of light shine out until it creates its glorious sun of your being, and every little one of those is putting like a stopper on those. So you’re going to see like there goes one beam, there goes another beam, there goes another beam, until eventually there’s a whole big dark spot over here, and then eventually there’s a big dark gap over here. Pretty soon, the light is just fragmented, is shrunken. That is what you’re doing when you hold onto a resentment or regret, a judgment, an unforgiveness. There are no justified resentments, not if you want to be free, not if you want to be healed and whole and abundant and fulfill your purpose. If you just want to be right but be in Hell, then go ahead and hold onto your judgment, to your resentment, to your unforgiveness. I literally mean anyone. I don’t care if they’re a murderer, a rapist, a terrorist, a politician. No matter who, it doesn’t matter. Your job is to love your enemies, which are really in your own household. Your job is to be the light and the love.

Now, again, another caveat. This doesn’t mean, loving and forgiving and giving, doesn’t mean you necessarily are in conversation or in a relationship with them in terms of a form where you’re talking. You’re always in relationship, but as the old story goes, the woman that’s doing all this growth and healing and she’s expanding, and her husband just won’t do it. She keeps inviting him, and he keeps rejecting it, judging her. She keeps doing the work, and loving herself, and loving him and inviting him, and eventually she’s really becoming empowered. He gets a little nervous. He said, What? If I don’t grow, you’re not going to love me anymore? She said, Of course not, honey, I’ll always love you. I’ll miss you, but I’ll love you.She’s not going to hang around and be in an unloving environment that’s not in integrity with who she’s become, and neither should any of us. Now, that doesn’t mean you don’t stay in and do the work. As much as possible, you want to do the work so that you are not reacting, but whether it’s a job or a relationship or whatever the case may be, they may very well come a point where you are loving, you are free, when you think about them, all you feel is love, gratitude, appreciation, and this environment or relationship is no longer in integrity. It doesn’t mean that you’re better than necessary. It just means to continue to love and honor, and value myself, to continue to live in integrity with my vision and my truth, I have to move on. I love you. I’ll miss you. Sometimes, that’s when the real growth and change happens for the other party, but not necessarily.

This is sort of the spectrum of what living the unconditional giving, a life of unconditional giving, looks like. Then you start to discover that you’re no longer afraid of circumstances or people doing or not doing, because you really start to realize they’re not your Source, they never were. They’re not your source of companionship, or love, or wealth, or support, or power, or recognition, or reward, or respect, or validation. They’re not, and they never were. You and you alone are your own salvation. In fact, even I here, I’m not your source of truth and teaching, and empowerment. At best, I’m a channel of your own inner teacher. If you’re not willing to receive, and you’re not giving in some level to yourself, you may not even be able to receive what I’m giving to you. That’s the other thing that can happen. You can be in a relationship or situation where you’re being blessed, but you can’t even see it or receive it because of your own blind spot, your own blockages. That’s why we have to really give to ourselves first, so we can start to really be aware, and then start to notice the blessings and receive them. The path of unconditional giving is the master path. It puts you in a right relationship to the Universe, a right relationship to your emerging soul. It allows you to be a being that frees others in the same way, because in relationship, then you start to realize to not be codependent anymore and to not let people make you their source either. You can begin to gently give them back to themselves. This is the path of unconditional giving, and I invite you onto this path. I know you’re ready.

I  just invite you to look at one area of your life right now where you are struggling, where you are perhaps looking to someone or something as your Source. Just notice what is the quality or thing I am trying to get from them or waiting or hoping or wanting? We want to trade in our wishbone for a backbone here. We want to take a stand for whatever the quality is that appears to be missing. Take that one quality, and, even now, just ask yourself. If I was to give this to myself, let’s say the quality was love or respect. If I was to totally love and respect myself, what would that look like in this relationship or situation? If I was to give ____ to myself, for myself, with myself, how would I show up in this relationship or situation? What would I do? What would I stop doing? What would I do differently? How would I hold myself? Just see what bubbles up. Just make note of that, and this is going to become your contemplation. Over the next seven days, you’re going to work with this quality in this area and begin to take back your power here. Remember, whenever you make anybody or anything outside of you your source, the Universe is set up to fail you, so you can take your power back, so you can be your real self and give you real gifts. As long as you make something or someone outside of you your source of safety, security, support, or supply, you have to start controlling, cajoling, manipulating, shrinking, twisting yourself into all manner of things to get what you think you don’t have or to hold on what you afraid they’ll take, and you’re not present or available to really flow the life and the gifts that you’re here to give.

From a universal perspective, as that shrinks and shrinks and shrinks until you’re no longer able to give your gifts, you no longer have a value here. That’s the real esoteric meaning of Jesus cursing the fig tree because it wasn’t bearing any fruit. If a branch does not bear fruit, it is cut off. It is pruned. If we are giving that power away by looking to something outside of us as our Source, we are shrinking our channel until we’re not able to give the fruits that we were created for. Look at this one area and notice where you’re looking to someone or something else. Notice what the quality is that you’re going to take responsibility for. You’re going to take responsibility for giving it to yourself and activating it within yourself. Then, you can look at. Notice that quality and ask, where am I withholding that very same quality from them? For example, if it’s your partner and you’re waiting for love or respect, ask where am I withholding love and respect from them? Start to notice where you’re judging them, because you’re so caught up in your own needs, you’re not really hearing them and seeing them, because all you can see is what’s missing for you. Just notice that without judgment. Ask if I was to give that quality, what would that look like? If I was to love or respect or whatever the quality is to them, what would that look like?

The other final piece here is you can look at: Where is this quality showing up in my life that I feel is missing? So, love or respect. First of all, look at that specific relationship or situation and go, where in this relationship is this quality already being given me, even though I may have not seen it? Start to really look, because you’ll start to see that they may very well be giving you that quality in the way they know how, or there may be some very obvious places where they are, and you want to start to notice that. It’s all about having a consciousness of having. You start notice, Oh, look at right there. They did love me or respect me. It wasn’t exactly what I wanted it to look like, but they were trying to love and respect me there. Over here, when they do that thing, they’re trying to love me. That’s the way love is happening through them. Oh, yeah, and over here, too. They’re paying all the bills. They’re paying this bill. They’re loving me. They’re supporting me. They’re respecting… wow, it really is there. They may not be there in the way you want it, or completely there, but you start to notice it’s there. That starts to activate it and fill you up. You even can expand it and go, Where else in my life is this quality actually already showing up for me, coming to me? You’re like, Oh, my friend over here. This person over there. Then, you’ll even expand beyond people, and you’ll go, Well, the way the sun is just there for me, or the way the earth just supports me, or the way there’s indoor plumbing and central heating…͟You start to notice all these ways that love and respect, and support, and whatever is actually very much present in your life. This is the third part of the circulation principle, the receiving.

The blessings are all around us, are we seeing them? Are we receiving them? First, we’re filling ourselves up. How would I show up? How would I give to myself if I was loving and respecting myself? That’s having, because you can’t give what you don’t have. Then, we can begin to extend that and go, Where can I begin to give it? What would I look like to give it to this person or this situation? Finally, Where is it already appearing or happening in this situation and beyond that I can start to breathe and receive and count my blessings? This is your initiation into the path of unconditional giving. Take another deep breath as we just let this drop in and anchor in and you commit to this path. More than anything, I want to be a transparency and instrument of the unconditional giving of God, the unconditional giving of love, of life. As it drops down into this field of grace, just throw ourselves wide open like never before. To this power and this presence and this love that is always giving off itself everywhere, no withholding in it whatsoever.

Life is shining and giving and pouring. The fields are white unto the harvest. The cattle on a thousand hills is yours. The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof, and all that the Father has is thine. This is the principle. There is abundance everywhere. There is love, peace, joy, beauty everywhere and it’s unconditionally giving of itself through you and through you and as you now… now. Its only condition is that you receive it, that you become available to it, that you allow it, that you see it. You don’t have to earn it. You don’t have to achieve it. You don’t have to worthy of it. It’s grace, amazing grace, the giving-ness and given-ness of God – always pouring, always flowing, always available. We’re already living and moving and having our being in heaven, in harmony, in exhaustible good. We never left, we never fell. We’re already home. We’re already whole. We’re already complete. Our only prayer is, Oh, let me see it the way it really is. Let me be it the way it really is. Let me be an instrument and a transparency, so that all of life can flow through me and as me and to me and all around me, that my life may so glorify the one and only life that everybody that comes into my space is uplifted and healed, and blessed, that the multitudes are fed, that the blind see, that that sick are healed, that the crippled walk, that my life becomes the grace of God, the blessing of the Universe forever pouring forth.”

This is our true purpose. This is the law that is being activated now. We are the light of the world. Whatever needs to be released or embraced, thought, spoken, or done to allow this to be so, to allow our light to be up in its wattage, to move from being a 10-watt or 50-watt to a thousand watts, to move from being a dimwit to a powerful wattage. We’re willing. We’re ready. We’re able. Use us. Send us. Thy will be done. This is the prayer of our heart. Use me, life. Use me. I’m ready to be expanded and stretched that more of life and love, and truth, and power, and wisdom can pour through me than ever before. I’m ready to go from being merely a garden hose to a fire hose. I’m willing to be as open and available than I have ever imagined. I know now that in this collective agreement, something wonderful is taking place. Our yes factor is high. Our life is not a question mark; it’s an exclamation point. We’re saying yes, yes, yes. I’m ready. I’m willing. I’m able to be a bigger channel of Divine giving than ever before. It’s happening now and so it is. Amen. Just breathe, receive.

 

 

(Bonus Episode) Stay Rooted as You Rise

(Bonus Episode) Stay Rooted as You Rise

This is the secret to unending growth, success, and abundance.

From the analogy of a plant or a tree, think of a farmer who’s harvesting fruit trees…  The farmer cultivates the soil, plants the seed, waters, weeds, feeds and exposes it to the proper light.  Eventually, the seed sprouts and becomes a tree, but all along the farmer continues to nourish its roots. Over time, it starts sprouting fruits, which the farmer harvests and enjoys, all while staying very much focused on the roots.

Whereas the analogy to a lot of individuals, is we may spend time on the seed, the soil, and the roots for a period of time. When we start to get some level of success in our lives, whether it’s that we’re not in as much pain, or in as much resistance, or we start to feel a level of momentum, we tend to get caught up in the fruits, and stop tending to the roots. Our ego has been programmed to think that what’s appearing is where the power, source, and substance is.

It’s great to enjoy and celebrate the fruits of your labors; your progress and momentum, but don’t forget what got you there. The daily work of cultivating the soil of your soul, doing the inner work of coming into greater congruence and alignment with the vibration of your vision.

Your inner work is the foundation of everything. It’s about developing a way of life – it’s about changing your ultimate character, which allows you to fulfill your ultimate destiny. It’s about falling in love with the process and the practice, with prayer and meditation, visualization, affirmation, and nourishing yourself with high vibrational material as a way of life.

Equally important, it’s not so much stay rooted as you rise, but stay rooted even as you fall. Maybe you start experiencing a level of success or progress, but then things start to go downhill. That’s the time to build those muscles, that inner soul stamina so that you become stronger and stronger in your capacity to know and feel the truth, and be the truth in the midst of any condition. That’s where you become truly unstoppable.

Listen to the podcast episode above for the full explanation and learn how you can put it to work in your life TODAY.

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Full Transcript
[The following is the full transcript of this episode of the Emergence, A Revolutionary Path for Radical Life Change, with Derek Rydall Podcast]

Greetings my fellow Emergineers, Derek Rydall here. It’s great to be with you all again as we continue on this journey of a deep dive into the principles that are for real, successful living and growing, oftentimes distinctions that are very different, counterintuitive, or certainly different on how we’ve been conditioned and trained to believe that we’re meant to grow and succeed, to begin to really redirect our whole point of power, our whole point of focus from the outside world as our source and our substance to the inner world, as the locus of our power and control. What we’re talking about today is Stay Rooted as You Rise. This is the secret to unending growth and success, and abundance. This comes from the analogy of a plant, of a tree. Think of a fruit tree, and think of a farmer who’s harvesting these fruit trees. They plant the seed, and they do all these work. They’re cultivating the soil and watering it, and weeding it, and feeding it, and exposing it to the proper light, and doing all these work. The seed begins to sprout, it begins to grow and eventually it becomes a tree, but all along they are continuing to fee it, and water it, and nourish its roots. Eventually, it starts sprouting fruits. The farmer still harvests the fruits, and gets the fruits, and sells the fruits, and eats the fruits, and really enjoys the fruits, but they stay very much focus on the roots.

They keep nourishing the root, they keep taking care of the tree, even though they enjoy the fruits. Whereas the analogy to a lot of individuals, and not just in spiritual growth or personal development, but in all success and achievement, is we may spend time on the seed and the soil and the roots for a period of time. We’re meditating, we’re praying, we’re doing an affirmation through visualizing, we’re doing the LIFT practice and coming into greater congruence and alignment with the vibration of our vision, and then we start to actually get a demonstration. We start to get some level of success in our lives. Whatever it is, we’re not in as much pain, or we are not in as much resistance, or we start to feel a level of flow momentum, and then we actually start to see real changes in our lives. Because our ego has been programmed to think that what’s appearing is where the power is and where the source is and where the substance is, we tend to get caught up in the fruits. We stop tending to the roots.

We have been praying and affirming and doing the work to know abundance or to know success, and we actually start manifesting it. Now we have a level of success, and suddenly we don’t have time for meditating anymore. Suddenly, we’re like, Well, I’m so busy now. My life’s happening. I’m creating all the stuff. I have a job now. I have a lover, a partner. I’m travelling, whatever the case may be, and I just don’t have time to meditate and do all this vibrational, radiation kind of stuff and LIFT practices and shadow work. I’ll fit it in here and there, but I don’t really have time. If I was in the room right now, I’d be like, Anybody? Anybody? because it’s so common. What we don’t understand is that we have just begun to cut ourselves off from the very Source and the real activity that’s generating our fruits, that’s generating our abundance and our opportunity. I see this happen. I’ve seen it happen to my own life. Little bit by little bit, we start to fall back into old patterns, and the fruits starts to dry up. We don’t see it happening – the whole direction of our mental, emotional, vibrational feel changes. We end up stagnating again.

Now, there are some cases where the level of outer success, we get such momentum that we can ride that momentum for a while, and we might even embody a new level of integration, and so we don’t entirely lose everything but we stagnate, we stop growing, and we don’t understand why. The other area where it’s just this common, because some of you may be thinking, Well, I’m not necessarily experiencing lots of successes or abundance or opportunities, but even just beginning to get out of pain – emotional, mental, physical pain – even just as we begin to get out of pain, we stop going back to the well of our soul and our Source to the real work. It’s like, Oh, I’m not in pain anymore. I’m good.It’s like you’re going to a coach or a healing practitioner or a spiritual therapist, and you’re really in pain when you start, and it’s like, I’m not in pain now. I’m good. I don’t need to keep going. Not understanding that, first of all, just merely getting out of pain is the first level, but it’s not in any way, shape, or form saying that you’ve got it, that you’ve integrated it. You’ve begun to move out of the pain threshold. Those roots, those sprouts, and those shoots aren’t necessarily strong enough to withstand the next threshold or the next storm or the next drought. Then you get beat back down again, something happened, and you misinterpret that and think, Oh, this stuff didn’t really work. There’s just something wrong with me. Life isn’t fair. You fall again. In some cases, you lose the momentum that you gained, because you didn’t really embody it. You just started getting momentum, but you didn’t integrate it yet. Now, you get to start all over again.

It can happen at the very early stages. I see this. I really just see this happen so often. People get so excited by being out of pain or starting to see the signs of the first fruits of their labors. It’s great to enjoy the fruit. It’s great to celebrate being out of pain. It’s great to celebrate progress and momentum and success, but don’t forget what got you there. Don’t lose track of what got you there. That’s the daily work of cultivating the soil of your soul, doing the inner work, all the cleaning and the integration work, all of that you’re doing. That’s really what’s most important, and it’s another way of interpreting when Jesus is saying to all the people that are like, How are we going to handle this thing and that thing and the other thing out in the world, take care of our body, and our clothing, and our food? He said, Take no thought for your life, but seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, and all these things will be added unto you.

Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven and its righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. That means the right use. Don’t just seek the inner connection, but also continue with your practices, and those things that you’ve been seeking will be added unto you – fruits. Keep your focus on the truth, on the roots. Keep your attention on the roots. Keep that cultivation of the soil of your soul and the development of your consciousness and your character as the number one priority, forever. This is never going to change. Now, that doesn’t mean we don’t have seasons where it’s time to harvest. There really is a lot of outer work to do. That’s wonderful too, but still we must maintain our inner work, because it’s the foundation of everything. It’s so easy to get caught up in growth and progress or just not being in pain. It’s like an old statement, a metaphysical statement about people who have what’s called foxhole consciousness, meaning they’re going along, they’re fine as long as they’re not in pain or any particular suffering. The minute things start happening, the minute the bullets start flying, they have to jump in that foxhole. For those of you that may not know what I’m talking about, foxhole is the hole that soldiers are in wartime. They dig foxholes so they can get down below the ground level and so bullets are wheezing over their head.

So, it’s like this foxhole consciousness where it’s like only when things are going bad do they suddenly have their come to Jesus moment. They’re praying and affirming and meditating and doing all the work when things are bad, or at least appear to be bad. Suddenly, my rent is now due; I got to start praying; I got to meditate, and then the rent gets paid somehow, some way, either through coincidence, accidental alignment, or because they really do some good work. They popped out of that and they’re good. Then they’re going on with their life, and they keep trying to grow and succeed. Then, all of a sudden, things aren’t going good again, and they’re back in the foxhole. I got to pray, I got to meditate, I  got to do some work. I need some shadow work, got to get on a call with Derek, got to listen to a podcast. Then, they listen for a day or two or whatever, and they start to feel a little better. Then, they stop all that, and they’re not focused on their job or their family or whatever the case may be. On andon, this goes. There’s never really any progress. There’s never real momentum. It’s just a temporary Band-Aid. That’s not what this work is about.

This work is about developing a way of life. This is about changing your ultimate character, which allows you to fulfill your ultimate destiny. It’s about falling in love with the process and the practice, with prayer and meditation, and visualization, and affirmation, and getting together and dialoguing about high ideals, and nourishing and feeding yourself with high vibrational material as a way of life. Now, maybe, I’m preaching to the choir here, but I know even for myself that when life gets really full my practice has suffered, and then I’ve suffered as a result. We’re all susceptible to it. We just want to remember that what’s most important in our life, if we want to grow and progress, is that cultivation of our soil, of the soil of our soul, of the roots, the inner work that allows us to keep our consciousness clean and clear, and available, and keep us hooked up and connected to source. We want to make sure that we’re practicing this on a consistent enough basis that it becomes habit.

At least I hope you don’t do this – you don’t brush your teeth only when you have to go on a date or something, like Oh, I have a hot date, or I’m going to have to kiss somebody, then I’m going to brush my teeth today. I don’t have to kiss anybody or get close to anybody for the next week, so I don’t have to clean my teeth, or I’m not going to be around anybody, I don’t need to shower for the next however long days, weeks. Now, of course, there are some people that do that. I’m going to shower or brush my teeth when I have to actually be around people, or I’m just going to eat healthy food when I have to do something that requires a lot of energy. Otherwise, I’m just going to eat junk. We don’t do that. I’m only going to eat food on the days when I have things to do. We do everything else in our life that feeds us, nourishes us, and cleans us as a habit. This has to be just as important, if not more important.

There’s another way that this is important. It’s not so much stay rooted as you rise, but stay rooted even as you fall. This can be equally difficult depending on how intense it is. This looks like you’re going along and you’re doing the work and you’re starting to get some success, or maybe things get good, and then it gets bad again. Instead of going back to the practice, you don’t feel like you have the energy and the inspiration to sit down and meditate or pray. Instead, you distract yourself with some kind of anesthetic: internet, TV, shopping, overworking, whatever the case may be. The same is true that you want to, even when you don’t feel like it, and especially when you don’t feel like it. That’s the time to build those muscles, to build that inner soul stamina, so that you become stronger and stronger in your capacity to know the truth and feel the truth, and be the truth in the midst of any condition. That’s where you become truly unstoppable. That’s the real path of mastery. Likewise, when things are really going good and you’re feeling really good, that moment where the vibration is high, instead of going and frittering that away with activity, that’s a powerful opportunity. You’re on the mountain top. That’s a powerful opportunity to dig your roots even deeper, to anchor them even deeper, to integrate it even more fully. So, whether you’re feeling high or whether you’re feeling low, whether you’re rising or falling, you want to stay rooted, you want to keep digging your roots deeper, you want to make your practice of knowing the truth, feeling the truth, being the truth as the number activity of your life.

This is what all the great masters were trying to teach. To the ego, it feels like it’s boring or it’s a waste of time or we’re taking ourselves away from the things that we really want to do and really matter. All that’s real and valuable is spiritual and invisible and is within us. Everything that appears is a relative effect, a relative perception and projection of this infinite perfection. It’s like if you are in love with somebody, and they were like an actor, and they were up on the screen, and you could go and watch them on the movie screen on a regular basis. That’s one level of experiencing them, or you could actually go be with them, the real being. Which one would you prefer? Obviously, you prefer to be with the real being, not the image projected on the screen. Well, guess what? Your physical body, your physical relationships, your physical money, your physical business and work, all of that is the movie on the screen. Now, it’s beautiful. It’s wonderful. We enjoy it, but it’s not the real thing. The real relationship, the real work, the real life, and all that truly deeply matters, is not on the screen. It’s not in the projector. It’s not in the theater at all. You have to go outside of the theater of your experience. Inside, where the real source of that is the real love, the relationship, the real wealth, the real health, the real body. The real world is invisible, is spiritual, and is in consciousness. As that becomes more important to you than anything else, you start to embody that. You start to live in that consciousness, in that realm. You are now free, because the world never gave that to you, and the world can never take that away.

Once you have the real, then whatever happens in the world, whatever the economy is or your partnership is, or your family or your physical body, if you’ve got the real thing, it will always recreate itself in some kind of form. That’s what Jesus meant when he said, Tear down this temple, and I will rebuild it in three days. He was referring to his body. When he said, Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world,he’s talking about the I am presence that is no longer looking to the world as a Source. When he said, My kingdom is not of this world, or when he said, I had meat to eat you know not of,he was talking about the nourishment, the substance, the food of life, the manna from Heaven that was within him. He was constantly saying this. Buddha taught the same basic things saying that the real food, the real nourishment, the real love, the real connection, the real world, the real is spiritual and invisible and is in the soil of our soul, but we have to become more interested in it than what’s going on in the world of appearances and projection. As we do that, the ego will tell us we’re going to lose something outside of us or again, it feels like we’re bored or we’re cut off, we have to move through the experience of loneliness, sometimes isolation, sometimes fear of losing control. All of those things that are preventing us from going within and living in that place within. We have to move through those pockets – loneliness, separation, isolation, rich fear of rejection, abandonment, all of that, lost – because that’s the ego’s sense of personal material, sense of our self, that has to get dissolved and disintegrated.

Once we really have that real connection, this is what is also been called thepearl of great price. It says in the Bible, If a man finds the pearl in the field, he will sell everything for that pearl.It’s talking about that connection, that relationship with the truth of our being, because then that will forever fulfill us. That’s an investment that once we really have it, pays are returned on an investment forever. While it’s hard and scary, like that analogy of the guy who’s outside of his house in the dark, searching under street-lamp, and the neighbor says, What happened?I lost my key. The neighbor starts helping him search, and search, and search, and eventually, an hour later, the neighbor was like, Where did you lose the key? The man said, Well, I lost it inside the house, but the light is better out here. It’s too dark in the house.It’s dark and scary, and lonely, and isolating to go within and to do our practices on regular basis sometimes, but as we’re willing to do that, we root ourselves in reality to such an extent that no matter what the world does to the tree of our lives, whether the fires try to burn it down, the drought tries to dry it out, the winds try to blow it away, we’ll still be so rooted getting our source from a silent stream that runs deep beneath the surface of life, that none of those elements can take us out of the game. Even if it blows away some of our fruits and branches and leaves and burns our trunk and all of that, because we’ve got such deep roots we will be able to regrow our shoots and develop even richer fruits. That’s the secret to being unstoppable, to having unending growth and progress – is we have to make our inner work and rooting ourselves in the truth of our being more important than anything.

More than I want to change, fix, heal, control, manipulate anyone or anything, I want to know the truth that makes me free. I want to be so rooted in the truth that no matter what fire tries to burn me, what wind tries to blow me, what drought tries to dry me out, I’m rooted in the truth. I’m being fed by a stream that the world cannot give or take away. I’m eating a meat that the world knows not of. I’ve got the bread of life as my nourishment, and the world can do whatever it’s going to do. I’m not going to be reacting to it. I’m going to keep living from this deep place and expressing those rich fruits in my life. Harvest after harvest season after season. Now, this is tough stuff. The small print here is that this is the work of a path of mastery. Some of you may just not feel like you’re up to it. That’s okay. Stay in the group. Stay in the game. Stay in the path, and do your best, but have the intention. My intention is to make my connection to God, to Source, to the truth of my being, the number one relationship in my life, the number one activity of my life, the number one priority of my life no matter what. Continue to set that intention and watch like a seed that takes root as well and begin to develop rich fruits in terms of the growth of your practice and your demonstration.

Let’s just take a moment to stop right here and dig our roots a little deeper. As we stop wherever we are and close our eyes, if we can. If you’re driving, please do not close your eyes. There are other ways to practice while you’re driving, but closing your eyes is not one of them. Just allow yourself to drop down into your heart and feel the resonance in your heart with its deep desire to be connected, to be rooted like never before, to know the truth, to be the truth, to become free in the truth, to be so anchored in reality that nothing can sway you. As we just throw ourselves wide open to the power and the presence and the love of God, the love of this infinite life, this eternal wellspring of good that is always giving, always shining, always sharing, always fully and completely being itself as us just awaiting us to connect more deeply within. I simply know the truth that there is only one life, only one power, only one presence, one substance. There’s only one something, by whatever name we call it. It’s infinite. It’s eternal, immortal, indestructible, incorruptible, omniscient, omnipresent, and omniactive. It’s the only activity going on. There’s not a bunch of activities and interaction. There’s an omniactivity, one, one, one, loving and shining, and sharing, and giving, and radiating its infinite nature. We are a unique center in it. We are a unique instrument of it. We are a unique way that the whole of life is individualized itself, that all of the power and the presence, and the love, and the substance, and the wisdom, and the genius, the freedom, and the fulfillment is bursting forth in a unique and unprecedented way called each and every one of us. We are not being sourced by the world of appearances. The whole Kingdom of Heaven is within us. The whole of Nirvana is within us. Infinite support and supply and power is within us. It’s all within us, and it’s emerging as us.

We’re not getting our nourishment and our life from the world out there. As Jesus said when he was in the desert fasting, Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God. He was saying we don’t live by materiality, but we’d live by this never-ending unfolding word or substance or wisdom of our Divine nature. It’s always speaking to us. It’s always ordering our steps. It’s always loving us, and supporting us, and guiding us. It has no judgment. It has no resistance. There’s no impatience in it. Just like a GPS on your iPhone, Siri. If you start to move in the wrong direction, she doesn’t say, What are you doing, fool? Get back on track. She just redirects you. She just says, Okay, take a left up here, and if you missed that turn, she doesn’t go, Oh my God, I can’t believe you just missed that turn also. Forget it. No. She just says with the same tone of voice, All right, take a U-turn here and continue on the route. If you missed that too, she doesn’t go, Oh, you are just a lost cause. I give up on you. I don’t like you. I don’t love you. Just leave me alone. No. She goes with the same tone, the same level of patience, as if it’s the first time, Okay, take a right here and try this new route. This will go on forever. You could keep missing the route, missing the turns, not honoring the guidance, but it just keeps coming. Okay, make a left. All right, try a right. How about a left up here? Okay, let’s try this.

This is what’s happening, this guidance, this love, it’s loving us unconditionally without any judgment, without any impatience, just waiting for us to answer the call. We’re answering it now. We’re saying, yes, I’m willing, I’m ready, I’m able. Use me. Send me. Command these hands and feet. I’m a servant of thee. I’m an instrument of thee, of love, and of life, and of light, and of truth, of beauty, and wisdom, and abundance. I’m willing to be a transparency of this Divine unconditional life. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to wake up and be free, to be a pure instrument of love and truth, and my Divine destiny of greatness. Come what may. I’m willing to let go all of false concepts, beliefs, perception, habits, anything, anyone, on any level that is not a part of my divine plan. It is no longer serving the highest enfoldment of my purpose, mission and good. I’m ready and willing to let it all be transformed by the renewing of my heart and mind. I’m willing. Use me. Send me, thy will be done.

In this prayer, whatever needs to be released or embraced, thought, spoken or done to allow and facilitate the enfoldment of our destiny, of the next stage of our evolution, it’s enfolding now on time and in time with his grace and dignity. We just breathe and receive. We let go and let God. We say yes to our yes, come what may. This is the vibration that’s activated in all of us now. Our life no longer has a question mark at the end of it, but an exclamation point. We’re standing for something. Now, life rushes to this place called us, so that it can put itself on display like never before. I just give thanks for this awareness. I’m so grateful, so grateful to be awake and aware, alive. Thank you, life. Thank you, God. Thank you, Divine and indwelling spirit. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am grateful, and I let it be, and so it is. Amen. Just resting in that place of stillness, of connection, of activation, life self-appeal into where you are and what you need to enfold to the next level, not in your mind but just open up to what might be trying to come through.

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