There is only this moment,
burning bright and empty as
a night full of stars, and a
beaming awareness of This.
Nothing else matters.
Nothing else is real.
Everything you ever were or are,
everything you ever wanted, is here,
This is the peace I wish for you, dear friend, for this year, this day, and this moment.
It is our only real security in an ever-changing world. It is a glowing constant on which everything else appears - our feelings, our thoughts, and all that happens.
Many ask, "How do I get there? How do I achieve this state of lasting peace?"
In truth, there is no "there" to get to because it's already here. Arriving home happens, not with a movement toward something, but as a falling away of everything not It.
This falling away is a death, an unclenching of a contracted sense of me and mine - my feelings, my beliefs, my life.
My intention in the coming year, is to make this "death" easier for you.
This death, this awakening, whether we're talking many little ego deaths, or actual death, is inevitable. As an expression of the one Life, your return to and collapse back into It, will happen sooner or later. And as long as you're here, in physical form, Life will continue to do what Life does - tickle, prod, and poke at your contracted-ness, inviting you to let go, to come home.
My "job," my secret joy, is to help you make this homecoming, this letting go, easier for yourself. Surrender is not hard, but our resistance to it hurts like hell.
But please don't add resistance as another problem to be fixed: that's just more resistance. Resistance is just an energy like any other energy. And like any other energy, it will only transform in the light of your non-judging awareness.
So I say, bring it! Bring your resistance. Let's make a safe space for it. Let's acknowledge it as a fundamental aspect of our humanness, because let's face it, without it we would all be free, we'd all be "enlightened," we'd all be walking on water.
So today I'm wishing you ease in the coming year - not a get-everything-just-right-so-nothing-hurts kind of ease, but the kind of ease that comes with a growing capacity to make a space for all of your feelings, including your resistance, so they can all be transformed in the Light of your compassionate awareness, the awareness that's always here, the awareness that you already are.
May you know yourself as That.