You can judge the story you are living or the story someone else seems to be living, or you can see everyone emerge from the stories. You can yearn after the positive side stories seem to present, or you can look past all false exteriors, whether they seem to be positive or negative, to the love without opposite that resides everywhere, in everyone, in everything. If you look for this love everywhere, think how much you will see it. If you are making a positive or negative judgment, you are playing on a surface while denying the love without opposite that is right behind that flimsy surface.
There is no limitation, even though there seems to be. Every time you encounter a limit that disturbs, you can make a request:
Show me the freedom that is alive and available behind this facade of limitation.
Ask often. Everything that is Real is here for you right now.
To go into the heart of the perception of limitation and to ask for help is to pray. To pray is to become willing to emerge from the story about you and to see all in your sight emerging from all stories. To see everyone in your sight emerging from stories means that you set down any perception of the need to accomplish it first, ahead of anyone you perceive as else. If you allow the shining of freedom, then all allow the shining of freedom, because no matter what you are looking at, you are looking in a mirror.
Stories are to be relaxed into. You don’t have to fight a story. If someone is telling you a story, there is a core of light at the center of that story. Go directly into the core of light at the center, abide there, and allow that light to shine. Go directly into the core of light at the center of the being telling the story, abide there, and allow that light to shine. You can thank anyone telling you any story because they are bringing you that core of light and the shining that comes with it. The seeming content of the story matters not at all.
Your job is to go into the core and to allow the shining. No matter how the exterior looks, go in to the core and allow the shining. It becomes very simple as you learn to overlook the complicated as meaningless.
We shine in the same simplicity in which you shine, and we give thanks that complication has always been a fiction.