Here we are. Seeking. Would it be fair to say that we’re just not satisfied with our lives as they are?

We all want a life of peace, love, joy, and harmony.  We strive for a better life, each in our unique ways.  And each of us is confronted with our own set of challenges.

When it comes to grasping that which we truly want in our life, we may overlook that which is at our very core, our very foundation and support — our true nature — our inherently Divine nature.  Most of us fail to recognize the Divine is always present and is our true source of peace, love, joy and harmony.   For some of us, discovering even the idea that we may have a Divine nature that is ever-present peace can set us on a new path to bring that Divine nature forward in our lives.

In order to sincerely seek our Divine nature, we have to rise above our sole focus on life’s challenges and accomplishments, and supplement our focus with an appropriate spiritual path.  We often bring to our spiritual journey the same tools and methods we use to elevate our life circumstances.  But we will find that these tools don’t work very well in attracting the transformational peace and joy conferred by Divine Grace at the moment of awakening to our true Divine nature.

For our spiritual development, any effort at control, or strategy, or vigilance can get in the way.  Our spiritual path does require sincerity of intention and commitment, but exerting control or effort is counter-productive.  Waking up to Divine Presence is a process of infinite subtlety and profound surrender.  Control and effort just don’t create the right environment.

And when our path involves difficult and challenging practices, or self-imposed disciplines that cut us off from what we enjoy in life, or we just put so much dedicated time into it, we can become fatigued and discouraged, especially when we don’t get out of it what we hope for.

Whether we seek out a path or not, spiritual growth is our natural evolutionary trajectory.  We will grow spiritually without any intervention.  But we can grow in peace, love, joy, and harmony more substantially when on a spiritual path that aligns us with Divine Reality and prepares us for Divine Grace, the hidden cause of awakening to our Divine nature.

We need to have faith that everything we need for our spiritual journey is provided, including major thoroughfares, detours, U-turns, bottlenecks and pot holes. We can forget, or simply don’t know, that native Divine Intelligence, expressed as the inherent intelligence of our mind and body, is not something we, as individuals, can master, even with great effort.

A mistaken belief that effort is the way forward will drive us off the main roads right into obstacles. Our most fruitful spiritual journey is one of “effortlessness” where we let native Divine Intelligence work for us rather than apply effort or control.

In seeking out the right pathway to follow, we are confronted with numerous choices. Choices are opportunities to drive onto the main road. Choices laden with concepts often burden the mind with mistaken or conflicting ideas and goals.  The choices we make establish the speed limit at which we grow, evolve, and prepare for Awakening. And when we are sufficiently prepared, Divine Grace carries us from ignorance to the realization of our true Divine nature — what we are and always have been.

Full Dawn Circle is here as a resource to help you find and stay on the right road and to support you along the way – to help you align with the Divine, to prepare for Divine Grace, and to move forward on your path to the realization of your Divine nature, and the lasting peace, love, joy and harmony that comes with it.

Namaste.

– Joel