Transforming the Planet Through Self-Acceptance

by Gregory Toole

Metaphysical spiritual principle tells us that we can ultimately have in life what we can accept. This is a simple proposition, but not always easy in practice. Ralph Waldo Emerson implored us to get our “bloated nothingness out of the path.” This is much of our sacred work.

Right now, we are certainly experiencing a paradigm shift in our world. The physical evidence is everywhere, from global warming to the dawning revelation that war is obsolete.  And yet, what are we individually to do with all of this? I suggest that the first thing is to accept our own power and presence, or more accurately, the power and presence of the divine within us.

In accepting our divinity, we are accepting that we have infinite capability to make a difference in our world. Perhaps the greatest capability we have is to contribute a wellspring of joy, peace, and love everywhere we go. I’m not speaking of just being a “nice person.” I am speaking of being so grounded in our divinity that we ooze joy, that we are the embodiment of pure peace, and that we are the picture of love itself. This is our divine capacity and a powerful opportunity to transform our planet. The more of our divinity we embody, the more we become powerful forces of non-resistance and we can say to the mountain, “move,” and it will move.

Since our potential in this area is infinite, we need not be critical of ourselves and where we are today – that doesn’t serve anyone. Instead, let us be grateful for what we are offering today and grateful for our infinite potential to make a difference in our world, and let us proceed from there to steep even deeper in our spiritual practice and offer up its fruits to our world.

You are a transformative presence on the planet. Thanks for who you are.


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