We must consciously evolve; we must orient our being toward new life and growth because the unity that we really are, the deep connective tissue of oneness, will not let us rest with separateness. Ilia Delio
(Ilia Delio is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC, and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics, and neuroscience and the import of these for theology. Ilia Delio)
We cannot allow the insanity in the world to alter our destiny, our inherent design. Ancient literature reinforces the truth that we are made in miraculous fashion following the pattern of the Maker. We are the image of that very same energy which permeates every being, every creature, every organism on earth. We are cosmic, we are universal, we are filled with the same intentional love and compassion that originally designed mankind in the beginning. We are one with the One.
Wake up this morning to those fantastic truths. Don’t deny your heritage. Don’t slight your innate divinity. Grab this new day with gusto and live as if you are loved more than anything on this earth. Love yourself unconditionally and magnificently. Look into your reflection and repeat the words, “I am worthy, I am wonderful, I am deserving of the best life imaginable.”
And then, go do it. Make today the beginning of a new you, one never imagined before in your wildest dreams. Chase after your dream and claim it for yourself. Nobody can stop you unless you give them the power to do so. Don’t squander what God has instilled in you. In this mystery of earthly existence, the ignorance of the world will challenge your peace of mind, your integrity of soul, and your resolve to rise above the insanity. But you have the power to say, “No! I will not accept this in my life. Stop!”
We will pass through valleys of darkness which we do not understand. Hatred, intolerance, unfathomable violence will stand before us in attempts to make us doubt our heritage and destiny, that we are not very special at all. It’s a lie. It is not the pattern by which we were eternally designed.
We must fix our eyes on the future, on forging new relationships of love that include the earth, all peoples, all religions, all planets and all galaxies. Ilia Delio
This new day has your name on it. Claim it and make it yours. Love yourself in all your activity, accept yourself as perfect in this moment, know without doubt that the eyes in the mirror are filled to capacity with insight. Trust that you will create a great day, that wonderful things will fill your day, that you will infect others with joy and peace. It is going to be a blockbuster day.