O Revered Teacher! Please guide me to the starting block on this wonderful journey to Oneness.
The Radiant Teacher responded “You are right my dear, this journey is indeed wonderful. In fact, no words can do justice to the incredible experience of Oneness. To my mind, the starting point in this journey, is to be clear about your goal. State to yourself unequivocally that your goal is to experience and remain in the Oneness of creation. Clarity of the goal is the first step of the starting block.
The Second step, is to commit yourself to the goal like never before. Experiencing Oneness should be like an obsession with you. Build up a strong yearning, a massive appetite and huge un-quenched thirst for Oneness. It should consume the body and mind apparatus just like high fever does. Waking, Sleeping, Working, Eating, Resting your mind should be in the awareness of your goal. What this does is to build your own conviction? It is like an inner buy-in process. The mind has to accept and be convinced that it’s a worthy goal to seek. The ego has to accede to this request otherwise it will keep creating barriers on the path. This is a huge step towards your goal.
The Third Step, is to remind yourself, that you have always achieved all your goals in the past. This convinces the mind and ego duo that the goal is certainly achievable. Self confidence is essential. In the absence of this the duo continuously throws up frivolous excuses like – ‘I am not God, I am Human, How is it possible, I am not like you’, etc. These excuses have the power of paralyzing you and sabotaging the whole process. You have to go beyond these excuses. But, you can’t do this by fighting or resisting your ego. You have to make it your friend and partner in this quest.
The Fourth Step, is to pray to your God, Guru or Divine Consciousness to help you to achieve your goal. Re-word and rephrase your existing prayer. Let this be the only thing that you seek. Move the divine consciousness with your sincerity and earnestness. Get the Divine on your side. Have faith in the divine consciousness.
The Fifth and Final Step, is to relentlessly follow this goal. No matter what happens don’t give up. You shall be severely tested on the path. Remain resolute that you have been found worthy of these tests. Welcome the tests as every test gets you closer to your goal. Know that these are the indications that you are on the right path. The diamond is being cut and polished. Remind yourself that this too shall pass.”
O’ Teacher of this Universe! I am convinced that I will accomplish my goal of experiencing Oneness as long as you keep showing me the path. I pray to you to hold my hand when my steps falter or my will weakens. Be my guide till I become One with you. I am eternally grateful for your presence.
Love, Light and Gratitude