I know my Self when I share my Self. As I give my Self, I see my Source returned to me. All that is Whole, all that is Beauty, all that is Holy, reflects back to me in the Joy of Being, in the brilliance of Life, in the Unity of Self. I choose to share only the Self of Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy, that I may Know my Self as Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy.
Today I started thinking about the progression of the Guiding Thoughts. It is day 33, only the third day of the fourth round, here is what I have come up with so far. The summary:
- I’ve forgotten my Self–I choose to remember.
- Something in my (True) Self does remember.
- When I share, the part of me that has forgotten somehow remembers, or merges with the part of me that remembers.
One of my hang ups with this is that I don’t really know what it means to “share my Self” (“As I give my Self…”). How do I do this? Am I supposed to visualize some higher-self that I am “giving” or “sharing”? Am I supposed to think about light-love-kindness-compassion, and thereby know I am sharing my Self?
Ah. It goes back to that “I was established in Love” thing. If I am Love, I don’t have to do anything to be it. In fact, if I do something to be it (or prove it), I am not being it. Being Love requires no action, no decision, and no effort. If I am making an effort to demonstrate that which I am naturally, then I am not being my Self naturally, am I?
OK… So I don’t have to do anything special?
But…see…here’s the catch… How the hell does Love get through me? I mean… I’m grumpy sometimes, sad sometimes, recently just pissy… how does love get through that? How is that “sharing” love?
Love is Love is Love is Love.
That’s not very helpful.
Oh… here’s another clue: “I choose to share only the Self of Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy”…It’s that “only” thing I’m not doing. I am sharing my Self of Love, but I’ve got this other crap mixed in with it.
Now you are catching on. Remember Rumi.
What do I do with myself, when I don’t share only my Self?
This has already been answered through this whole Journey:
- Be patient and kind with yourself
- Be willing to share your Self
- Continue to find and pluck the weeds, burn the dross
- Know and trust the part of you that Knows
- Keep going
How do I know when I am sharing only my Self?
“…reflects back to me in the Joy of Being, the brilliance of Life, the Unity of Self.” The rain still falls, the sun still shines, but you see them with new eyes, the eyes of Joy-Brilliance-Unity.