I've been thinking a lot lately about the concept of divine right action - action that is inspired from within instead of being dictated from without. When our actions are directed by providence instead of deliberate force, our lives fall into place and we are happy.
So many of our actions are initiated from the outside in. We think that if our lives change as a result of our actions and efforts we will be happy - outside in. If we win the lottery we will be happy. If we get the boy or the girl or the job, we will be happy. It requires so much effort! It's exhausting. I don't know about you, but I have enough on my plate without having to continuously manage strategies for every area of my life - 6 steps to your best life, 5 easy ways to get the man of your dreams, 10 top tips to get the career you crave. Yikes!
We manipulate, plan and scheme. We initiate a plan before we prepare our inner landscape for change. It's like planting a garden in soil that has not been tilled. It is nearly impossible to get anything to grow and then if by chance it does, it usually doesn't last. My friend and I used to joke about the next relationship we were going to have. We'd say, "this time we're going to force love to work!" It's not unlike what we do in our lives.
It's been said that if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. Excuse me Deity, I realize you're busy keeping the planets aligned, but I have a good idea about how you can get me that thing that I want. All the anthropomorphizing aside, it's time for us to give up the control that is keeping us stuck. It's time to trust all the work we've done to change our lives and allow Divine Right Action to dictate our next indicated step. The guidance that we subscribe to, that which we call divine or God, our Buddha nature or the universal law, guides our lives from a perspective that is much grander than we can ever even conceive of. I'm sure you've had events happen in your life that were so synchronistic and were choreographed in such a way that you could have never devised - that is the perspective from which our higher selves lead us.
Let's work more on allowing and opening up our lives to receive all the good that awaits us. It's time. Our work is to bust the negative voices that hold us back and replace them with appreciation and gratitude; to change the habits that keep us, "creating with monotonous regularity the patterns of our past." Let's go within and love ourselves with a vengeance; forgive ourselves and others with a vengeance; release any shame - remember, these are all just habits of thoughts that only stay alive with our permission. Let's give ourselves the permission to live the life that we want, the life that we deserve, and we will effortlessly usher in the next move. It is our best thinking that has gotten us this far. It's time to let our divinity take over. As Abraham says, "You were meant to enjoy with action that which you created with thought."
I leave you with a wonderful rant from Oprah, which I think says it all, "It all boils down to one thing. It is your relationship to the Source. And that relationship to that which we call God or don't call God or don't even know is God, is all that matters. When you surrender and stop resisting and stop trying to change that which you cannot change but be in the moment, be fully open to the blessings which you have already received, and those that are yet to come to you, and stand in that space of gratitude and honor and claim THAT for yourself. And look at where you are and how far you've come and what you've gotten and what you've accomplished and who you are; when you can claim that and see that, the literal vibration of you life will change. The vibration of your life will change."