You know your Self when your share your Self. As you give your Self, you see your Source returned to you. All that is Whole, all that is Beauty, all that is Holy, reflects back to you in the Joy of Being, in the brilliance of Life, in the Unity of Self. Choose now to share only the Self of Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy, that you may Know your Self as Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy.
A Hindu monk and a Christian Monk met one day on the road. The Hindu monk said to the Christian monk, “tell me what is the essence of the teaching of your religion?” The Christian monk said, “The essence of our religion is summed up in the Lord’s prayer. It begins, ‘Our Father…'” But before he could continue, the Hindu monk bent his head and walked away. Ten years later, the Hindu monk sought out the Christian monk and said to him, “I have contemplated your words and I understand! I am ready for my next lesson.”
As I contemplated this guiding thought, and worked at visualizing a wise guide/teacher who was speaking these words to me, I felt more confident in that presence and in being guided, though now, I feel like I am the Hindu monk. It may very well take years and years of contemplation to understand what there is to understand about this statement–or all of these statements, for that matter. I may be guided, but it is slowly, slowly. I am learning for myself the “essence” of the meanings; I am treading water a little bit; I am flailing a bit; but I am not sinking and I am not drowning (though at times I feel in over my head).
This is only day 13–the third day of the second round. It is still rather early in this consciousness journey. My consciousness is just beginning to grasp that I have packed it up, hauled it off (dragged it along) on this journey. My consciousness is still in the dark. Maybe that is for the best; if it knew that I were attempting to evolve it, move it, teach it, have it develop into some “new” thing…it might give me a hard time–retaliate, throw up road blocks, delay my progress. So–slowly! Slowly! Give myself some space, give my consciousness time to get used to the skeleton, the structure, the bare bones….don’t ask too much of it, let it adjust. and move…slowly…onward!