This journey concludes today, October 20, 2013, with this article. A postscript to this Journey will be posted on Thursday, October 24.
The next journey, “A Journey of Healing”, will begin Monday November 4, 2013.
If I am to be my Self in the world, I must be for others as well as myself. There is no other.
I am willing to be receptive to the Infinite Love of All. I am willing to understand how I must rise above the struggles and pains of the world. I am willing to rise again and again with each call for help, each outstretched hand. I am willing to be the one to choose to change. I offer my pain, suffering, guilt, and blame up for transformation, into the light of Love that I may see and give only the light of Love always.
“There is no other”. In the Guiding Thought, this statement takes on two meanings. It means both that there is no other Self –the Self that I am is the Self that you are, is the Self that resides in All—and (precisely because of the first meaning) there is no other—All is One.
So, “I am to be my Self in the world” means that I must have an attitude of acceptance of All as One, as my Self. Everyone is equal, All are equal to me; I am equal to All, for we are all One.
And we know that this All One is only Love. Thus, I am one with Love, equal to Love; you are one with Love, equal to Love.
In Love there is not struggle or pain; if I feel struggle or pain, I have forgotten that I am Love. When I remember Love in order to rise above struggle and pain, my effort opens the space for you to rise above struggle and pain (though, in Love there is really no “you” or “I”).
This is why I am willing to rise again and again, why I am willing to answer calls for help, why I am willing to choose to change: because we are equal in Love, any effort I give to “you” is being given to “me”.
This is why I offer my pain and suffering, guilt and blame, up for transformation: because “my” transformation is “your” transformation.
…Until we Know ourselves united in Love.