The Youniverse

Remember this: someone who truly loves you will do so unconditionally. A person who loves you conditionally doesn’t really love you; they love who they think you should be and they ask you- or try to force you- to deny certain portions of yourself in order to meet their conditions. This is against your nature as an infinite being. It is your true nature to be unconditionally loving and loved. It is your true nature to be free and to choose to be whoever you prefer to be. So a person who truly loves you will always seek to recognize your freedom. They will not ask anything of you that you do not choose to give. They will honor and cherish the true you, always.

Was I really being positive?

I used to believe I could be a positive person by denying negativity. I used to try to deny all the negative portions of myself and anything that reminded me of that negativity. I used to lash out at others for not appearing to be perfect, because I was trying to appear perfect by denying the parts of me that they were expressing and reminding me of. I used to think that a positive person doesn’t have any negative thoughts and doesn’t perceive any negativity, so I spent a lot of time and effort trying to deny negative thinking. I used to think I had to deny my current situation in order to get to where I want to be. Now I know none of this is true.

Now I know true positivity is created by acceptance, not denial. It is the product of accepting myself unconditionally, because there is no condition which I do not contain in some form. This acceptance then gives me the power to choose which part of myself I prefer to express and experience, because I took the focus away from denying what I didn’t want. Now I know true positivity comes from seeing my own worth even when I am at my lowest. It is letting go of the idea that my worth is dependant on how much and how well I deny that which I think makes me unworthy. It is truly accepting the lowest in me as well as the highest. True positivity comes from seeing the validity of all choices- and letting go the belief that I am acceptable only when I express certain parts of myself, namely the positive ones.

True positivity comes from knowing that not one of us doesn’t contain that which we try to deny. We have all been negative people at various points in our lives. There have been times where we have been overtly hostile to others. There have been times where we have made mistakes and failed. This doesn’t make us unacceptable at all. Imagine if our support from life was dependant on us being perfect. None of us would be supported and none of us would be here to discuss our worth in the first place! The truth is, that which we attempt to deny will always be a part of us and will always be there as a choice, should we decide to experience it again. We will never get rid of the rage, judgment, hatred, guilt, ignorance, lack or anything else. They will always be there, and we will perceive them no matter how positive we choose to be. It’s just that when we are truly positive they will be equally acceptable choices and not something we are actively trying to deny. That is the difference between true and artificial positivity.

The truth is, god or life doesn’t ask anything to be less than its true self. It doesn’t ask for denial, but acceptance. That is why there is no justification needed for you to deserve anything. It’s because god or life sees the whole you- the real you- that you attempt to deny in your attempts to become deserving. Its love is unconditional, so it embraces you fully. If its love was conditional then that love is not really for you, but for something less than who you truly are. So the truth is that not once have you fallen out of god or life’s grace. Not once did you not deserve what you desired.

"I deserve this because….."

Be careful with these deservability statements. As far as the universe or life is concerned, you don’t need a justification to deserve anything. You deserve it all, unconditionally.

Do you believe that? You didn’t need to do anything to deserve existence in the first place, so why do you believe there are suddenly conditions placed upon you in order to continue to be deserving? Why do you think you have to be “good” and deny certain portions of yourself to deserve what you want? You may convince yourself that you don’t contain the things you are trying to deny- the hate, anger, ignorance, jealousy, rage, and so on- but, even though you don’t know it, your denial is really an admittance, because why deny something that isn’t there?

Denial never truly works, and soon you will face what you have tried to deny. Then you will come to realize that you contain what you thought you didn’t. Then you will probably go asking for forgiveness from god for being a sinful person (if you are religious), promising to again deny the “sinful” parts of you that you have just faced. This cycle then continues, until you realize (or more likely just decide) that asking for forgiveness is unnecessary and you begin to fully accept your true, infinite self. Finally you then come to realize that you truly are, or at least can be, unconditionally deserving.

The truth is, god or life doesn’t ask anything to be less than its true self. It doesn’t ask for denial, but acceptance. That is why there is no justification needed for you to deserve anything. It’s because god or life sees the whole you- the real you- that you attempt to deny in your attempts to become deserving. Its love is unconditional, so it embraces you fully. If its love was conditional then that love is not really for you, but for something less than who you truly are. So the truth is that not once have you fallen out of god or life’s grace. Not once did you not deserve what you desired.

Now realizing this, you can decide to love yourself and all others in the same way- unconditionally. Then your love is for your true self and not some version you created through denial. Then your love is for true others and not for some version you are trying to create through the expression and withdrawal of your conditional love. Then your love is for true life and not some version you were trying to create in the same way you were trying to create others.

Deny nothing; embrace everything and choose what you prefer to express and experience through unconditional love.

Why deny it? We are gods!

The main reason we deny our godliness is because we have an inaccurate idea of what god actually is. God is the infinite being, containing everything there is, was, and ever will be. This obviously must include us.

This realization isn’t about denying our imperfect selves or our imperfect lives, or the imperfection of others and their lives; it’s about realizing that the imperfect self and life is also a part of god. It is about opening up our perception of what god is so that it includes everything and excludes nothing. This is god consciousness. It is seeing everything and everyone as a part of you and it is embracing all as a part of you. This is the consciousness of Oneness.

God is in equal parts the small and the great. In fact, it is in the context of growing and expanding from small to great that god can actually be experienced. If god was nothing but the greatest it could not experience its greatness or even know that it exists. 

The experience of god or of existence itself happens in the process of change, because all experience happens within the context of other experiences. For god to experience its existence it must change and grow in its awareness of itself. For this to be possible, god must be something lesser at some point and grow into its greatness. This is where we are. We are god experiencing itself through the process of growth in each of our lives. We are god seeking to grow in awareness so that we include more and more of ourselves. This is why each and every one of us strives to be greater than we were and reach higher and higher. It is also why we seek to unite with others in harmony. It is in our nature to do so.

So, the idea is to stop judging ourselves for being where we are. We are not any less godly because we are in poverty or sickness or limitation. We are not any less great or powerful because of our current situations. It is not where we are that matters, but where we’re going. It is about how we respond to where you are right now that matters. We can choose to respond to them as the gods that we are. We can embrace ourselves unconditionally, and move forward at the same time. We can remember the gods that we are and allow ourselves to grow into the highest ideas we have of ourselves right now. Once we become and experience those highest versions of ourselves we will become aware of higher versions to become still, and this shall go on forevermore.

This is the path of god. It is eternal growth and expansion. The experience of god is all about the journey, because the journey is infinite and unending. It cannot end because all experience happens in journeys, and it is experience we are after. We want to experience ourselves, over and over again. To exist is to experience existence. To experience existence is to change and grow. This is the true nature of all of existence. It is all changing and growing. 

Now, when each of us declares and admits our godliness others may try to question or doubt our divine nature and our greatness, based on the appearance of our current life situations or based on who we’ve been. They may wonder how we can claim to be the great gods we are if we look like any regular human being, or if we’re living from paycheque to paycheque or bedridden with illness. Yet their words won’t matter anymore. Now we’ll see that it is their limited idea of god that doesn’t allow them to see the god in us or the god in themselves. In this state of consciousness we will let go of our limited idea of ourselves and embrace our true nature. We will move into the state of godliness, and we will grow and expand, ever more quickly, joyfully and lovingly, for eternity. 

Let’s cut ourselves some slack.

We are an evolving people, individually and collectively. We are not perfect (what does perfect mean anyway?) so let’s stop pretending that we are.

Let’s stop denying who we are, as we are right now.

Let’s stop denying our mistakes and our imperfections.

Let’s stop denying our triumphs and our joys too.

Let’s fully embrace ourselves in our imperfection.

Let us be honest with ourselves and with one another.

Let our interactions with one another reflect who each of us chooses to be rather than who we think we are supposed to be.

Let’s be honest about what we don’t like and what we do like.

Let’s have the courage to change our lives so that they reflect the experience we truly prefer rather than the one we think we must experience.

Nothing we have created is perfect. Everything is evolving. Everything is changing. So let’s stop trying to fit into our own rigid ideas of who we’re supposed to be. Let’s stop trying to make life fit into our rigid ideas as well.

Let’s give up the idea that there are requirements of us. We are who we are. And that is fine! Let’s join together in humility, forever open to changing our ways.

Where there is hatred, sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy

Seek not so much to be consoled, as to console;

to be understood, as to understand;

to be loved, as to love.

For love is Who You Are, and who you have always been. It is all there ever was, is now, and ever shall be.

You have searched for a truth by which to live your life, and I give it to you here, again.

Be love, My Beloved.

Be love, and your long journey to mastery will be over, even as your new journey to bring others to mastery has just begun. For love is all that you are, all that I am, and all that We were ever meant to be.

So be it.

You are living in a dream of your own creation. Let it be the dream of a lifetime, for that is exactly what it is.

Dream of a world in which the God and Goddess in you is never denied, and in which you never again deny the God and the Goddess in another. Let your greeting, both now and forevermore, be Namasté.

Dream of a world in which love is the answer to every question, the response to every situation, the experience in every moment.

Dream of a world in which Life, and that which supports Life, is the highest value, receives the highest honor, and has its highest expression.

Dream of a world in which freedom becomes the highest expression of Life, in which no one who claims to love an­other seeks to restrict another, and in which all are allowed to express the glory of their being in measure full and true.

Dream of a world in which equal opportunity is granted to all, equal resources are available to all, and equal dignity is accorded to all, so that all may experience equally the un­equaled wonder of Life.

Dream of a world in which judgment is never again vis­ited by one upon another, in which conditions are never again laid down before love is offered, and in which fear is never again seen as a means of respect.

Dream of a world in which differences do not produce di­visions, individual expression does not produce separation, and the greatness of The Whole is reflected in the greatness of its parts.

Dream of a world in which there is always enough, in which the simple gift of sharing leads to that awareness—and creates it, and in which every action supports it.

Dream of a world in which suffering is never again ig­nored, in which intolerance is never again expressed, and in which hatred is never again experienced by anyone.

Dream of a world in which ego is relinquished, in which Superiority is abolished, and in which Ignorance is eliminated from everyone’s reality, reduced to the Illusion that it is.

Dream of a world in which mistakes lead not to shame, regrets lead not to guilt, and Judgment leads not to Condem­nation.

Dream of these things, and more.

Do you choose them?

Then dream them into being.

With the might of your dreams, end the nightmare of your reality.

You can choose this.

Or, you can choose the Illusion.

I have said to you before, through the words of poets and leaders and philosophers: There are those who see things as they are and say, “Why?” And there are those who dream of things that never were and say, “Why not?”

What do you say?