Accepting Our Divine Nature

imageshdwallpapersDo you recognize the Divinity within your Human Nature? Do you believe that they are one and the same? Something to ponder, yes? I believe that every aspect our Being is Divine. We are simply learning to integrate our human consciousness with our Soul and Higher Spiritual Self. Remember, we are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience. And, we have all come to this level of our existence with a purpose or two. What that is however is up to us to unmask. Perhaps we need to learn something, share something, or simply evolve in consciousness. And when we uncover that purpose, we will understand more clearly that we have always been guided to that purpose whether we are aware of it or not. We need only to look back and review our process. You see, all that we have ever experienced is simply a way for us to evolve into what we already are in our Divine Nature…purpose in-tow. The invitation for us is to stay grounded in our Physical Human Nature; be open and receptive to the rhythm of our own Soulful and Spiritual unfolding; and accept without resistance the means through which we are gracefully evolving into the Truth of our own Beingness. Will you join me in savoring the richness of our Authentic Journey?

Create for yourself an Incredible Day knowing that it is within your own Divine Nature that you are evolving through the very Nature of your Physical Humanness. Namaste’.

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Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.

Dr. Regina J Dekker, Msc.D.

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Divine Consciousness

 

presence_of_gaiaIt is through our own Divine Consciousness that we are empowered to create a life that emanates from a place of understanding the nature of our own divinity

WITHIN US lies the Presence of Life itself…a Divine Consciousness that moves through our being as natural as the air we breathe…it is our very breath, our divinity, our awareness.  We are pure consciousness in motion and are intertwined with every aspect of life itself. Whatever we want, need, or desire to express is only a powerful creative thought away from being so. We simply need to direct our heartfelt intentions with confidence and in faith knowing that our dreams, aspirations, and resolutions are taking magnificent form right now.

Divine Consciousness, from the perspective of our mental awareness will help us to understand how we relate to and create the world around us.  Many of us are familiar with the term, “Christ Consciousness” which suggests to us that we all have the power and wisdom to create our lives from that innate love present within us just like Jesus Christ did when he lived on earth.  Being in this higher state of mental awareness opens us up to being more compassionate with ourselves and others.  It is a way of being that invites us to honor every living thing knowing that we are all expressions of the Divine.  It is learning to walk on our path with immeasurable faith.  It encourages us to cultivate peace, calm, and patience.  It is being kind and loving. It is about living in gratitude. It is being mindful and discerning with our thoughts knowing how powerful they are in creating our circumstances, and how they ultimately influence us all.

This “Christ Consciousness”  we speak of is that higher level of awareness that Jesus exemplified in his life.  This level of awareness lies deeply within us as our “Higher Self”, which emanates from our Divine Consciousness. It is from that place that Jesus lived and created his life.  He lived in faith knowing who he was and what he came here to do.  He allowed himself to be guided to fulfill his divine purpose.  He embraced his innate wisdom to understand how Life responded to his feelings, thoughts and words as seen throughout his story.  He encouraged others in his day to embrace that divine presence within themselves.  And he continues to be an inspiration to us today.

While Jesus was a great example for us to follow, and mention him because we are entering the Holiday Season, there are many other enlightened souls who have inspired the masses. People like Mother Theresa, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King have allowed themselves to be guided to act out of love by something much greater than themselves. We have also been inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We know who they are.  Perhaps some of you reading this have inspired others.  This I am sure of.  Why?

We are all beautiful souls with a gift to share that comes to light through our individual uniqueness.  This is a significant part of our life’s journey.  Like Jesus and other enlightened souls, we too are guided by something much greater than ourselves that helps us to remember who we really are in our authenticity, what it is we are here to share, and what we are here to do.  We need only to become more aware of how that guidance comes to us.  And when we are open to it, we will move more gently through our lives with a greater sense of purpose and a more profound feeling of our connection to all that exists.  We will know that everything that happens within us, outside of us, and through us is in absolute divine order.  We will come to a place of knowing that behind everything we experience is an awareness that reflects our divinity.

Please know that where we are in this moment is exactly where we need to be…no judgment.  Once we accept and understand this, we will also come to know that there is no set way in which to move into higher levels of our conscious because we have the freedom to choose how to live within our own sensibilities with the understanding we have in any given moment.  Life moves in stages, and we learn as we go.  There is no other way.  We will embrace our divinity more fully when we learn to trust that life works for us all equally through the loving support of the Universe, which involves every one of us.

“When we learn to trust the Universe, we shall be happy, prosperous and well”. 

~ Ernest Holmes

So, how do we learn to trust the Universe?  We are invited to observe without judgement how our lives are unfolding, especially when we focus on all the positive outcomes.  We can see it through all the synchronicity, so-called coincidences, and miracles that happen in our lives.  We all have wonderful stories about these kind of events, do we not?  The more we observe, the more we believe, and the more we believe, the more our trust deepens.  The truth from this perspective is that the more we trust that we are always supported by a most loving Universe, the more aware we become of how it works magnificently in and throughout our lives.

This is not to say that the Universe only supports us when things are going well. We are always supported even when we are not able to see  it through the times when we feel challenged or experience difficulties.  The loving support lies within these events and are in fact highly significant to our journey because they can awaken us to a deepened sense of our higher self.  When we recognize that everything happens for a reason and that it all serves to expand our level of awareness, we will begin to understand just how the Universe truly works for us and how it brings to light everything we need to learn, heal, and grow.

The way in which we experience life is directly related to how we interact with it through our consciousness.  For instance, if we want to feel loved, we have to bring forward the love we already are by being loving with ourselves and others.  If we want friends, we have to be a friend and have a friendly demeanor.   If we want peace in our lives and in the lives of others, we have to be at peace with ourselves. We are pure energy emitting and transmitting all our thoughts and feelings throughout our own beingness, our environment, and throughout the Universe. It is through this powerful energy that life responds to us in kind, and ultimately influences the collective and unity consciousness through the memes or traditions seen and felt throughout the world.  This is simply how life works through the Spiritual Laws that are activated by the vibration of all our thoughts…i.e. the Law of Attraction.

Cultivating our higher sense of self may also mean having the courage to remove the masks of our conditioning and begin to be honest with ourselves…by accepting all that we are and all that we are not.  We are invited to live and breathe in our authenticity.  We may need to let go of those things that no longer serve us in order to move forward.  We may also want to consider taking time to be still, perhaps in some form  of meditation or contemplation.  Allowing ourselves to be in the silence allows us to hear, feel, and sense who we are more profoundly, and awakens our divine nature.  The silence opens up the portals of our higher levels of consciousness and moves us into the realm of greater awareness.  An awareness that goes beyond our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and all that we experience.  We will feel more at peace with ourselves and are more equipped to respond to life from a more serene and balanced place of our beingness.  We will find ourselves being more creative and resourceful.  Our dreams will be filled with profound messages to guide us along our path.  We will have more courage to soar into those higher places within us that we have not dared to go before. We will begin to understand what it means to truly love ourselves, and how that love translates into loving others more deeply.

We are all here to help each other to heal, grow and evolve.  Let us embrace our divinity by sharing our love, light, and inspiration. Let us remember to take care of ourselves by also taking care of others. They go hand in hand. Doing so is the greatest leap forward to the peace we all seek…for it lies within us…it begins with us…IT IS US.

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.  Namaste’.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with many Divine Blessings.

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.
Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.

Beyond the Voice of Reason

-Learning to listen to the voice of our heart gives us a greater sense of who we are in our authenticity for it knows not of the preconceived expectations nor the limitations of our mind…

HAVE YOU EVER KNOWN A PERSON WHO IS PERCEIVED TO BE  “the voice of reason”?  Have you been referred to as that presence for others?  People who demonstrate this loving and compassionate quality obviously learned many things throughout their journey and are therefore, willing to share with others what they have come to understand about life and the human experience. Since their wisdom seems to emanate from such a deeply loving and compassionate place, is it possible that these individuals may actually have embodied the true essence of how life moves through us?  Could they have allowed themselves to be guided by something greater than their individual mind?  A Voice Beyond Reason, perhaps?

Spiritual Truth…we have all heard this “still small voice”.  That gentle, yet powerful voice within us that speaks to us from our heart center.  It is the voice of our Intuition…that gentle voice that seems to come out of nowhere with something of a profound nature to share with us.  This voice is the presence of a higher and greater power that resides deep within us in a calm and peaceful manner.  This presence is eminently known as The Divine, God, Source, Spirit, Higher Self, Soul, Universe, or any other name that resonates with our own sensibilities.  However we choose to identify this presence, simply know that Intuition guides human nature in the same way animals are guided by their instinct.  The difference is that we have the choice to listen to it or not.

Again, we have all heard this gentle voice.  Oftentimes, in spite of what we may hear, we have chosen to follow our own way of doing things, yes?  And when we encountered results that were not beneficial for us, didn’t we feel like we “should” have listened to our Intuition?  Of course we have.  We stand in our own way at times don’t we?  So, what keeps us from following our intuition more often?  Consider this, we have all been conditioned throughout our life by everything we have ever experienced, and everything we have been told is the truth of who we are, what we should do, and how we should do it.   All of these things are neatly retained in our memory banks which contains all of the stories and events of our eternal lives.   And when we encounter a situation that triggers a memory, we will naturally reflect back and react in accordance with it.  No need to feel like we have failed in some way because we didn’t listen though.  We simply keep moving forward and continue to learn.  Remember, everything happens for a reason.  And, our Intuition will guide us to understand the reason, when we are ready to hear it.

Our past history does not have to be the driving force behind how we continue to create our experiences regardless of whether the memory was a pleasant one or circumstances that may have challenged us.   It must be said however, that there are many significant clues of our authentic way of being within the things we have experienced.  Listening to our Intuition will help us discern what they are.  In any case, we have been given the incredible gift of choice, and this is where we can exercise it.  When we feel out of alignment with our own truth, want to live out unfulfilled dreams and aspirations, or simply want to find a solution to a problem; we may want to check in with our Intuition, listen to its guidance, and make a decision.  Keep in mind that our Inner Voice knows beyond reason who we are, and how to guide us into our desired reality.  The more we allow ourselves to be guided by our Intuition, the more readily we will be able to respond rather than react when a situation triggers a memory, simply because we will have come to realize that our past experiences are not the complete truth about who we are.  And even during those times when we forget, we will come back to center more quickly.

One thing is for certain, we must be open and receptive to how life responds to us through the things we may be guided to do or change by our Intuition.  Our Intuition is the greater aspect of our being and is what connects us spiritually to the Universe and everything that exists within it.  The reality is that we were born into the memes or traditions of all that has every been, and we are therefore recipients of all that has ever been known.  We are truly blessed to have the innate power to draw from all this wisdom through the Voice Beyond Reason expressing itself through us.

How do we nurture our Intuition so that we can be more in tune with it?  While we may hear its voice from time to time, the truth is that it is always speaking to us.  It is just not always easy to hear it through all the busyness and the barrage of  information that is constantly filling our minds.  We need to take the time to be still and quiet our minds enough to be able to hear it.  There is no set way in which to do this, however, some form of meditation is a powerful way in which to enhance our ability to tap into its wisdom.  When we sit and meditate for instance, we are creating a space in our consciousness in which our Intuitive Voice can infuse valuable information into the vastness of the now opened channels of all thought.  Taking a walk or being out in nature is also a wonderful to way to practice being, because it is through our beingness that we open the portals of our consciousness and invite the calm essence of that Divine Voice within us to be heard more readily.  These are some of the ways in which we can increase our awareness of this magnificent force already and always present within us.

So, how do we know when we are receiving guidance from our Intuition?  When we receive a thought or hear a soft, gentle voice come through all other thoughts, it is probably from our Intuition.  If the thought seems to have no apparent reason for popping into our consciousness, it is probably the Voice of our Intuition.  If the thought comes through as a gentle feeling or sense of something moving through us without any emotion attached to it, it is probably from our Intuition.  If the thought comes through in a very calm and matter of fact way and feels like the answer we were waiting for, we are probably receiving a message  from our Intuition.  When we awaken from a dream feeling like there was something meaningful in it or leaves us wondering, it was probably our Intuition sending a message to guide us in our waking hours.  These are just a few of the ways our Intuition makes its presence known to us.  How we experience these moments of truth may of course be different for each one of us.

Let us look at the guidance we receive from our mind.  Throughout our life’s journey, we have had to learn many things in order to sustain our physical existence.  We have received sound wisdom from this guiding force  in order to keep us informed with regards to our safety, what resonates with our individuality, our personal likes and dislikes, the many lessons we have learned, and so much more.  We are encouraged to honor this guidance for it has and will continue to serve us well.  When we feel the urge to move beyond the things or ideas that no longer serve us however, we may want to invite our Higher Self to direct our lives…the Voice that speaks to us from our Heart.  Why?  Our mind, while an integral aspect of our wholeness, is limited in its ability to guide us because of its nature.  Our Intuition on the other hand, has unlimited knowledge of who we are in our totality, and goes beyond what we may be able to see through our mind’s eye alone, and directs us lovingly into the realm of infinite possibilities.

So, when we receive guidance from our magnificent mind, it will come from a place of reasoning, a place in which we have learned to live and thrive in our environment.  We need this voice of reason…that intellectual side of us.  We are simply encouraged to be discerning enough to see  whether its guidance is holding us back from doing something based on past experiences or encouraging us to move forward based on the notion that anything is possible.  And even when it seems promising, let us take a moment and check in with our Intuition to be sure we are not limiting ourselves or making choices that keep us from living in our joy.  Let us all find that delicate balance to accept only that which moves us into our greatest unfoldment.

Listening Beyond the Voice of Reason then is a beautiful reminder for us to engage purposely in the unlimited wisdom of it gentle power by fully embracing it as a natural aspect of our divine being.  It is not outside of us.  While we are inspired by those who can assist us in our spiritual growth, the ultimate inspiration comes from the divinity within us.   All we need to do is listen…

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.  Namaste.

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.