We begin to be when we love, because love is the nature of our deeper being. Love is the central part of “I” and inherent in self realization. To the degree that we truly love, we discover who we are. To the degree that we love, we become who we are. So, in love there is always the deep sense of finding ourselves, for to love truly is to realize we are love. Love is not separate from what we are but integral to the innermost nature of our consciousness. It is the essential spiritual power and an ever present potential of our being, of our real self. It is the energy and life that we are, therefore, to know who we are is to realize: “I am love.”
Let’s ask in what sense it is benevolent and productive to “act as if ” we are spiritually empowered. Consider what it would be like to be at the next rung of the ladder, that is, what would our increased responsibilities be to others and to ourselves. Then with perspective, let’s play at being a little better than we currently are. Put a better foot forward, not to be seen, but because it is a wonderful life-affirming thing to do. In fact, we are always projecting ourselves forward, aspiring to be and act somewhat better than we are. In the right way, this is healthy. We are, in effect, calling ourselves out, engaging in an affirmation intended to move us toward the future. So what would it be like to begin to engage in the next level of work, the next wider sphere of responsibility, the next greater circle of love? What would it be to practice, to engage in life with the next greater step of purity and clarity? Why wait? Act as if.