” The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Divine love awakens us into our true greatness.
As our soul awakens, we shed the shell of littleness and our true greatness begins to shine. Greatness is an innate quality that infinitely expands our individualized Spirit enabling the power and unlimited nature of divine love to eternally flow through us. Our greatness is God’s glory expressed in magnitude and magnificence.
As an embryonic Self of God, we experienced a dreaming mind while enveloped in the womb of creation. Yet unaware of the Truth and that we were dreaming, our sleeping mind constructed a false likeness of ourself because we didn’t know our true divine Self. We thought we were tiny creations, like shells of a seed, believing ourselves to be our bodies and living in a reality bound by the body’s extensive limitations. We slept unaware of the life-giving greatness we held within that we were destined to express. Finiteness, limitation, weakness, and littleness defined our false self, creating fear which limited us further. We succumbed to our belittling imaginations of worthlessness, weakness, frailty, vulnerabilities, and insignificance. We felt little.
In our fearful imaginings, we sought to cover our littleness. However, as long as we held the belief in littleness, endless images of it filled our sleeping minds. At times, from deep within we felt the call to greatness, but often instead of seeking the Truth of that call, we sought for superficial grandeur in the limitations of the tiny self we believed ourselves to be. We pursued glory among a finite world where all ended in decay and death. We sacrificed as we endlessly strived to hide our littleness from ourselves and others, and at other times we collapsed into our seeming insignificance. We tried to diminish the littleness we felt with shiny trinkets, trophies, and accolades that we knew would eventually disappear when we went through the gate of death. Our deep sleep kept us unaware of our true Self and true nature, until it was time for our awakening.
At the altar of Truth, the Truth rises sovereign over all our imaginings. As we awaken, untainted in the essence of our true Self, the shell of littleness which brought us to our birth no longer has a purpose and falls away into nothingness. Though some habitual thoughts of littleness linger, they no longer have a source within our minds, therefore no power. Our true greatness begins to bud in our awareness for the first time.
Freed from a dream of littleness, we rest in the present moment in the emergence of our united will with God. Our will that is now one in the same as God’s magnifies our greatness into creation. The recognition of our infinite worth, limitlessness, invulnerability, and significance expands until this is all we perceive. Finite adornments are exchanged for infinite ones of incomparable worth. We begin to see we are far greater than we ever imagined or could imagine. Who can see the likeness of a majestic sequoia in its tiny seed?
Unlike the finite dream where we see the continuum of life from beginning to end, as our eternal true Self unfolds we experience unexpected wonders. Like a magnificent sequoia, though far greater, we can’t tell from our present moment what we will express, for it isn’t recognized in our current state and its knowing is beyond our present awareness because it comes through the God act of emergence. Yet, we know we will increasingly magnify the glory of God.
Greatness is the state of our soul through which divine love flows, because this love is the expression of God who has no limits. Greatness is a quality all souls share in equanimity, therefore to see it in ourself is to see it in others.
All souls are God’s Self expressed in endless arrays of individuality that eternally exalt his glory. Because seeing is creating, one of the greatest gifts we give each other is to see each other’s true greatness, because it is the outlet for endless expressions of the glory of God.
“A little one shall become a thousand, And a small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.” ~ Isaiah 60:22