“You, my child, are divine. You are pure. You are sublimely free.
You are God in disguise and you are always perfectly safe.” ~Swami Kripalvanandji
I was going to entitle this blog "Okness is a Superpower!” but decided to stay in keeping with my intention to present the four inquiries we’ll explore in Costa Rica. As I began to write, however, I realized I was referring to similar experiences; Divine love manifests in many ways: awesomeness, peacefulness, elation, terror, inspiration, deep connection. As it subsides, however, we almost universally experience deep okness, everything is and shall be alright. Awareness and cultivation of Divine love is the next stage in our spiritual journey and profoundly reinforces the first two, Self-love and Loving others. Divine love is a visceral awareness of Source energy and wisdom; it takes us beyond the tangible, intellectual, and direct perception, to the essence of truth. We may experience the Divine through interaction with things, nature, people, sacred objects, but this love transcends these sense objects and expands our awareness of time and reality. The primary way we experience Divine love is through raising our energy and becoming quiet: prayer, meditation, breathing, being. We stop thinking long enough to become present and experience the essence of our circumstance. We quiet ourselves, become calm, feel, allow, breathe, and expand. We surrender to the moment, allow connection to guide us, let go of our thinking mind and ego. Devotional practice transforms us. We become aware that everything arises within consciousness, and from this place a deep eternal wisdom begins to take residence. This wisdom carries back into our thoughts, our emotions, our interactions with self and others. We know our deep okness, and from this place all our relationships begin to change. Imagine, if you were no longer afraid, how different life would be. This is the promise of Divine love. I look forward to finding our way there, together. Love always, Greg