Concentrate on the effort
Concentrate on the effort. All life is energy and information. The seeds of awareness are in constant growth. “Where attention goes, energy flows.” I’m sure you’ve heard this many times. It’s true. Life comes through you, not from you. Life is the greatest gift one can receive on this earth.
One of the ways you can tell if life is moving through you; instead, life being moved by you is to pay attention. When life comes from you, you put a lot of personal effort into achieving a task. As life flows through you, you accept and acknowledge the need and dependence on the power of your Creator to sustain you every day and every moment of your life.
Let’s just say that you are on earth to fulfill a mission, purpose or reason for existing. As you fulfill this intention and desire to fulfill your reason for being on earth, your mind is clear and your body is filled with joy, energy and contentment. When you receive feedback from others who are the recipients of your purpose on earth, what comes back to you is gratitude for being the person through whom that experience is transmitted. Your greatest joy is not praise or a servant’s desire to serve another. True joy is knowing that you have been chosen to have the spirit of your Creator flow through you and create in you a pure heart in which purity exists. It is our way of knowing ourselves as God knows us. It is a deep relationship with God in that moment. This level of effort is simply your faith, your trust, your willingness to integrate into the fabric of God’s flow moving through your being. This level of connectedness is the seamless effort to be present as you become a vessel for God’s hands, feet, mind, and body through which to work in fulfilling God’s will for your life and the lives of others.
Hospice patients clearly understand the effort and need to let God, those through whom God works, or one’s Higher Power provide their sustenance each day. When you were a child, life was effortless. You needed someone to take care of your needs so you could live and grow in independence. When we die, we also need help. We need help to let go of personal effort and let God fill us with faith. When we give up personal effort, God/our Creator can fill us with spirit and the realization that we do nothing alone. Then the resources that are available move to our aid to help us with the transition from birth into this world and into the birth that takes us into eternity.