I've been studying the text, "The Way of Mastery" - it's really impacted my life and spiritual practice. In chapter 5 it states that we must commit fully to our personal path in order to master The Way of the Heart (and thereby awaken to the Truth). “A way in life means to have chosen from all possibilities that one which will stand out as the way to which you are committed, the way to which you devote the whole of your attention by granting your willingness that the way be followed.” What stands out to me are the phrases “the whole of your attention” and “by granting your willingness.” Without devoted attention and willingness, a goal will not be met.
So, what is it that I truly desire and am willing to commit to with all of my devoted attention? My deepest desire is to awaken to my Oneness with Perfect Love —to know Love as myself—and to Serve only Love. To some, that might sound lofty and out of reach. It doesn’t have to be unless we choose to make it that way. The good news is that Jeshua tells us exactly what to do in "The Way of Mastery". He totally lays it out for us in Lesson 5 “The Keys to the Kingdom.” The keys are 1) Desire; 2) Intention; 3) Allowance; 4) Surrender; 5) Humility.
Am I willing to simply read and follow the roadmap that has been provided to lead me to the fulfillment of my deepest aspiration? How am I presently demonstrating my commitment? Am I devoting the whole of my attention? As a response to this inquiry, I wrote this prayer for my commitment to my path of awakening.
PRAYER FOR MY COMMITMENT TO AWAKENING
Beloved Father/Mother God,
I desire only to know You as myself; to be Christ incarnate.
To radiate the essence of your divine Love from every cell of my being in every moment;
I AM your humble servant. I live to Serve Love;
I commit myself to the fulfillment of my deepest desire to awaken to the Truth.
I dedicate myself to cultivate intention through devoted and consistent practice.
I utilize time each day for the remembrance of what I truly am—and what I am here for: to remember that I AM the thought of Love in form and that I AM One with God.
Allow me to look upon all things with love, peace, and equanimity.
Let me be in complete acceptance of all people, situations, and circumstances exactly as they are.
May my every thought, word, and action be made in service to Love and to support of the awakening of all.
May I see the innocence and purity of Christ within myself so that I may recognize it and see it reflected in all beings.
There are no others.
There is only One.
One Love. One Life. One God.
I AM that.
Thank you, Love. Thank you, Life. Thank you, God.
I surrender my path to You, trusting that I will be led and guided in every moment.
As I faithfully and humbly follow you, my awakening to complete remembrance of the Truth is certain.
It is already done in the Mind of God. I have never left my Source.
I am grateful that this is so.
I allow it to be.
And so it is! Amen.