This affirmation is one of my mantras: nothing is left but a blessing. This is the true meaning of forgiveness. See only what is beautiful and true and good. Release the negativity. Every moment becomes a sacred moment, every thought a sacred thought, every feeling a sacred feeling. Your whole life becomes a testimony to the presence of the Holy Spirit. The world is imperfect, but when you see it with the eyes of Spirit, you will see perfection, oneness and holiness in the heart everything. The eyes of the body see only the plane of duality, but the eyes of the Spirit see the plane of nonduality, the all-embracing and omnipresent unity of the Divine. All your past is gone, except its beauty. You do not have to be a genius to understand that. You do not have to be a morally perfect saint. You do not have to be a special and chosen person. Only one thing is required: your yes to the presence of love and your truthful surrender. Jesus said, “You are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Matt. 5:48) But you cannot be perfect by your own performance and by your own terms. You can only be perfected through the work of the Spirit and his vision, his way of seeing that transforms you, that penetrates your soul and heart with the truth of Divine Unity. Come with all your brokenness. Come with all your so-called sins and mistakes.
If you have broken your vows a thousand time, come again. Come with your darkness, your fear and hopelessness, and give it to the light and love of the Spirit. He will translate every illusion into truth. He translates every curse into a blessing, every problem into a promise and every brokenness into wholeness. Wholeness is perfection is holiness and this is the gift of the Creator to you. Your true nature. The Spirit does not come to judge you, but to save you from the spell of illusion and to reveal to you your True Self: „You are My beloved Son. On You my favor rests.“ (Mark 1:11) this is his only message, his only song, his only dance, his only joy and bliss. Allow your true nature, your true and deepest self, the natural presence of awareness, to express itself effortlessly through you in alignment with the flow of the Spirit. Allow yourself to relax into forgiveness, peace and clarity.
© mark david vinzens
Seeds of Contemplation: “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.” ~ Jalaluddin Rumi