We are all-pervasive, pure consciousness. When that consciousness contracts and takes the form of the object of perception, it becomes our mind filled with thoughts. These thoughts then hide the source of thoughts, the omnipresent, universal consciousness. As we identify with our thoughts, feelings and body, we forget our all-pervasiveness. We become separate individuals. The spiritual path is remembering our source, our omnipresence, our universal consciousness.
God’s grace permeates everything. Grace is the power of revelation. Every experience we have, every circumstance, is permeated with His grace. In acceptance, we can see deeply how every situation is turning us toward the Self, expanding our understanding. The mind is attracted to the truth and wants to know God and experience His love. The mind wants to know its own true nature, the true Self. This is grace, the power of revelation. Trust that God is always with us and His grace is always revealing that He is within us and we are within Him. What comes, let it come. What goes, let it go.
All spiritual paths require discipline, that we learn to behave, that we learn to make wise choices. Often, we do not want to behave or learn. We are attached to the outcomes of our desires. We believe those outcomes will give us the pleasure and happiness we think will satisfy us. When we obtain our outcome, we find it’s pleasure was fleeting. When our desire is fulfilled, we get the rush, but later still feel empty. This emptiness and dissatisfaction turn us within and slowly teach us that only God satisfies us. Then, we walk the path of discipline, acceptance, practices and devotion.
As the mind turns within, toward its own Source, it experiences peace, the presence of God. When the mind becomes still, when thoughts subside, we experience revelation. We do not perceive the Self, we realize we are the Self, the all-pervasive, universal consciousness; God. In stillness, there is only the one, omnipresent, universal awareness. On the spiritual path the individual mind identifying as the body, thoughts and feelings becomes mind-less and grace reveals that all that exists is God.