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Welcome to Day 18 of the 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse. Our focus today is one the most effective and beautiful ways to align with your higher consciousness—and one of the most stirring.

You are on a soulful path that asks you to step into the greatest version of yourself. It is a sacred gift to shine your brightest light, not just in your moments of glory, but each day. To step into the enormity of what's possible for your life and to live in the expansiveness of your future, you will need to step out of the smallness of your individual self and into the vastness of the collective whole by evoking the next agent of change called transcendence.

Inside of your individual self, your human "I," you will remain in the illusion that you are separate from the whole, acting on your own accord. You will more than likely sabotage any greatness that you do express because the deep feelings of unworthiness that arise as a result of denying your divinity will cause you to act out in ways that you never intended. You will hear the noisy chatter of separation and limitation.

But when you transcend the "I" and step into the "we" of the collective whole, you are able to be present to the fact that you are a molecule of the greatest power that exists and that you are here to deliver a divine gift to the world. You become willing to be used by a power greater than yourself—not to just serve yourself but to inspire and ignite a light inside of each soul who is touched by your gifts, kindness and essence. Connected to the collective heart, you can be certain in every cell of your being that you are never alone and you will experience the grace, guidance and ease that comes when you are one with all there is.

Cleansing Ritual

Throughout the day, ask for and look for signs of the "we"—always identifiable by the grace, guidance and ease that is available when you step out of the constraints of the "I" and into your place of belonging within the collective heart. Watch with the eyes of your heart and listen with the ears of your heart. Make note of the signs you encounter today.

Soulful Action

Your Outer Goal: What action could you take today to serve the collective heart that will support the unfolding of your desired goal?

Your Inner Goal: What can you do today on behalf of the collective "we" that will open you up to the feeling you most desire?

Soul Food: Oneness lifts me up where I belong.

Debbie Ford is the national best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, The Secret of the Shadow, Spiritual Divorce, The Right Questions, The Best Year of Your Life and Why Good People Do Bad Things. Her new book is The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse (Harper Collins). She conducts workshops across the country. She lives in California with her family.
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