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A Practice for Full Evolutionary Responsibility

November 5, 2011

Hi everyone, I thought you might enjoy this practice from the founder of Integral Enlightenment, Craig Hamilton. I’ve done this for the past 5 days and I feel calmer, with a bigger smile on my face and more wisdom in my heart at the end of each day. I love practices like this that encourage the wise leader in me to grow and flourish.

1)    Every morning, before you do anything else, take fifteen minutes
and contemplate what you are really living for. Ask yourself: what
is the most important thing in life? What is of ultimate
significance? And what do I need to do to align with that? To be an
expression of that in the world? Don’t simply ask these questions
with your mind. Ask them with your whole being, as if your life
depended on it.

2)    Then, every evening, take another fifteen minutes, and again ask
yourself: What is the most important thing in life? What is of
ultimate significance? How did I live my day? Did I do everything I
could to live in accord with the deepest truth I know? To align
with a higher purpose? Where could I have given more?

3)    Ask yourself: What would I need to give up or let go of to be
able to align with the divine evolutionary impulse? To be a vessel
for a greater intelligence and power in this world? What is in the
way of me stepping into full submission to and partnership with the
creative force of the Cosmos? When will I be ready to leave that
behind?

The spiritual path has always been about surrender. But the truth
is that in this evolutionary awakening, this integral
enlightenment, there is a further goal, which is the willingness to
not only surrender to the Evolutionary Impulse but to step up and
take full responsibility for its manifestation and expression in
the world.

In the end, we realize that the very power we’ve surrendered to is
also our truest self, and that it needs us to fully embody that, to
dare to be a creative agent of evolution, to align our own being
with it so completely that we become the conscious choosing aspect
of the Divine principle on Earth.

In this radical realignment at the core of our being, we begin
incarnating divinity and we give our every breath to making that
divinity known and fully expressed in this world. In this
unconditional stand, we discover our final liberation from the
world, even as we give everything to transforming the world into an
expression of the sacred. And when enough of us learn to live in
this way, we will have Heaven on Earth.
Craig Hamilton

Let me know what happens for you!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. November 6, 2011 7:36 pm

    Craig is speaking the emergence of so many of us, isn’t he? What a blessing to recognize ourselves, each other and the path for expression of our divine selves in these days of so much change and unrest. I believe the two states are irrevocably tied … with the emergence of our divine nature, all of what we have known before must fall away for these securities and certainties we have so carefully constructed are illusion. Paul Hawken calls this unrest, Blessed Unrest. Leanard Cohen says “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”.

    I love that you are bringing this practice to us Karen. It is beautiful. I will give it a try as I retire and arise. I am sure it will change how I experience life. Thank you.

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