Brilliant Powers are alive and abundant within us. What makes these inner resources truly brilliant is their capacity to switch on the highlights of our nature; the energies that spark our heart and connect us with life. They are our gifts that express an ongoing experience of contentment and peace.
Tapping in to these inner powers accesses our true brillianceâ Love; giving rise to integrity, authenticity, instinctual wisdom and loving relationships.
When we focus on these inner gifts and cultivate their potency, we expand into Love; the strongest power in creation.Â This expansion shines awareness into the shadow spaces, the lowlights that cause needless suffering. The highlights rewire the lowlights, more of our true nature comes online and we raise our state.
Our âwillingness to be openedâ is the first intent to illuminate the Brilliant Powers within. It invites the spirit of grace to reorganize us from the inside out. Inside out is how Love flows.
Our willingness to be opened is a discipline that takes us directly to the highlights we want to experience. This kind of discipline isnât the grueling effort, parental force or rigid schedules that prompts rebellion and disappointment. Discipline truly means, âbeing a disciple ofâ.
Why not become a disciple of being opened to Love?
As you spark your Brilliant Powers, opening is a natural response. You will bear witness to the lower states within as they arise and pass through you. Your state of being is the strongest influence in determining how you experience life. When you choose to cultivate your Brilliant Powers you meet life in the best possible state—Love.
Spark Your Highlights
~ Expand your heart through consistent Gratitude. Gratitude moves your attention from the stress-filled âthis isnât itâ mind and into your heart. This practice alone will alter your center of gravity where being âheart centeredâ is a normal state. Gratitude draws grace into your life.
~ Quiet into the subtle power of Gentleness in all you do. When you speak to yourself with tenderness you quiet self-judgment, guilt and worry. A gentle mind nourishes us in the kindest way. Gentleness allows you to rest when tired and take action when you feel vital. Gentleness naturally unfolds into compassion. We accept the moments given to us and abandon the violence of molding people and situations to fit the images in our head. Gentleness breathes reverence into life.
~ Generosity awakens the One heart that lives through you and everyone else. Offer your resources, gifts and love to life as a daily practice. When you generously give of your self, you experience your abundant nature. This practice alleviates self-absorption, isolation and loneliness. It strengthens your connectedness with all of life.
~ Develop Courage; it propels you to expand. Courage liberates your willingness to feel and act in life. It steps you through the little fears and keeps you present in the hard places. Baby steps lead to big steps and you move through all realms of inner and outer life with ease. Courage gives you the freedom to be you.
~ Walk with Faith. Put faith in your ability to spark your Brilliant Powers, to raise your state and awaken to Love. Activate the faith in yourself to break all agreements you have with needless suffering. Live with faith in the real you; heart, spirit and a big sprinkle of common sense. Have faith that the experiences, people and challenges you meet bring opportunities to expand your awareness and love.
~ Cultivate Patience and a bigger picture emerges that leads you to right action. Patience is an ally. It teaches you to hold the tension in any situation so that you can respond with the right timing instead of reacting. Without patience you miss the mark and waste energy.
~ Strengthen yourself by doing what you say you are going to do.Â Persevere through all the voices of your inner saboteur who attempts to derail you. Creating a new vision requires strength to carry on, even when you donât feel like it. Perseverance is consistent movement, returning again and again to your intent. It increases loyalty to your self.
~ Create Beauty. Combine the natural elements of earth, water, air and fire to create balance. Beauty arises from harmony and it communicates love. Making beauty in your life creates the outer reflection for your inner beauty to be recognized.
~ Meet Humility face to face. Disown the mindâs judgment, which creates self-consciousness. This allows you to express yourself fully without holding back or shutting down. Humility arises is this freedom.
~ Transform your limitations with Surrender. When you surrender control, possibilities emerge that allow situations to evolve in directions that you couldnât have imagined. Surrender does not negate responding to life, creating life, or being in life. Yet it is an avenue to stop grasping and struggling. It simply softens the angst around attaching to the outcomes.
~ Align with Honesty; it holds your integrity intact.Â Honesty simply speaks what is âsoâ in the moment. You find that hiding is so much more trouble than revealing yourself, and the process of self-exposure discharges guilt and shame. When you are honest, it helps others trust you; it cleans up your life and relationships.
~ Forgiveness opens the floodgates that dam up your Love. Forgiving yourself, others and life moves you out of the pain of separation. It softens your mind, relaxes your body tensions and breaks up righteousness and victim stance. Forgiveness releases the compulsion to go against yourself and raises your state.
Gratitude Draws Grace
Gentleness Breathes Reverence into life
Generosity Expands Your Heart
Courage Propels You to Expand
Faith Strengthens You
Patience Guides You to Right Action
Perseverance Increases Loyalty to Yourself
Beauty Communicates Love
Humility Arises from Removing Self-Consciousness
Surrender Transforms Your Limitations
Honesty Trumps All Powers
Forgiveness Creates Your True Brilliance
Practice for each Brilliant Power
- Hold your intention – your âwillingness to be openedâ.
- Focus on One power.
- Heighten awareness of its energy by making an inventory of how you enhance or diminish this power in your life. Write it down.
- Accept your awareness without judgment.
- Be impeccable with your word to yourself as you make your plan of action. Communicate your intention to someone who will witness your accountability. Do what you say you are going to do.
- Generate the energy you are focused on until it becomes your natural expression.
- Acknowledge yourself and give gratitude to this practice for Raising Your State.
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