at the Source
by Jennifer Baltz
Seek ye first that which gives you everything and everything shall be given to you.
--The Bhagavad Gita
Two thousand years ago, a very wise man once said,
"Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven within,
and all shall be given to you." And another very
wise human more recently pointed out that the operative
word here is "first."
We often tend to think that we are in this alone…that
we must create our dreams on our own. And it’s easy to
assume that we are creating with limited resources and
support. We forget who we are, as part of a greater
When our dreams and goals don’t happen in the way
we expect, we often think that either we are not worthy
enough, or not capable enough…or that there is just
not enough to go around.
But the truth is that none of these things are true.
We get stuck in our creations because we don’t fully
understand how the creative process works—it has
nothing to do with not deserving or lack of resources.
We’re just still learning.
What we create starts from within—it always will
and always has. That Kingdom of Heaven within is our
connection to the Divine. To the One, the Source of all
life and light. Whether you see that Source as the
Universe, as All Life, or as God, it really doesn’t
matter. It is limitless Creation. This awareness is what
Christ and other masters have tried to help us remember.
"Seek ye first" is really operating
instructions. It means to go within and connect with
Creation, with Source first, before you start to
create your dreams. When we work with that source, we co-create
our reality moment-by-moment. It shifts our dreams into
When we do not remember that this light exists within
us, we get stuck in fear, anger and frustration, and we
create everything the hard way. It’s like the
difference between plugging in the light first, or
trying to assemble a bicycle in the dark on Christmas
Eve. It doesn’t mean that there are not tangible steps
that we must take to create our dreams. But it does mean
that working in harmony with our Source makes it a lot
There are other things to consider, too.
Manifestations are really the Universe’s validation,
with a time delay, of the same vibration we are in when
we make the request.
They match our thoughts, feelings and actions. For
example, if you desire a promotion but are jealous of
your co-worker, you might still get the promotion…but
may have competition issues arise in the new position as
well. How you ask for what you desire often
determines what you receive back …. in what form it
comes. If your thoughts, feelings and actions really all
point in the same direction, in alignment with your
dream, it’s much more likely to come true.
So as you create your goals and dreams for this year—and
in years to come—start at the Source. Then pay
attention to the totality of your request (your
thoughts, feelings and actions) … and notice what
happens when you do.
Copyright © 2004 Jennifer Baltz. All Rights
Jennifer Baltz is a business and life coach and creative mentor with over 18 years experience helping people consciously create their dreams. She offers individual coaching, classes, seminars, and mastermind groups to help you create change
in your life, from personal and creative growth to small business development. Visit Jennifer's website for more information, www.creativespirit.com,
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