Introduction to Round 2: If you are following along with the Guiding Thoughts I provide, this introduction is for you (if you are providing your own thoughts, skip down to continue the exercise). We have completed the first 10 days! In the next “round”–the next 10 days– the format will change slightly. In the last round, you were the subject of the meditation: All of the meditations were from the first-person singular, “I”. In this round, we will shift to the second-person singular. Instead of saying, for example, “my Own Loving Presence” or “my Inner Divine Mind”, the meditation will say, “your Own Loving Presence” and “your Inner Divine Mind”.
Corresponding to this language shift, your thoughts will also shift from “I” to “you”. Instead of claiming the Truth of You for you, by yourself, someone will claim it for you and give it to you, or you will claim it for someone, and give it to them. There are four options to accomplish this. Use your imagination and creative thinking to “see” the “you” in one of these ways (use what feels right to you, or come up with your own.):
Option 1. Picture yourself in a classroom, at the feet of a guru, talking with a trusted friend, being instructed by a wise teacher, or other such situation in which someone you trust is giving you wise information. In this scenario, that person is speaking the Guiding Thought to you. You are the you of the statement; that person is telling you a truth about yourself, reminding you of something you already know; helping you remember your Self.
Option 2. You are the instructor at the head of a classroom, the guru, the trusted friend, or the wise teacher who is the one speaking to a student, friend, person who needs a reminder. Imagine a friend, a relative, a colleague as that person (or people) you are speaking to. This person seeks your counsel; he needs your wisdom; she needs you to remind her of who she is, what she has forgotten about herself. You are giving him the gift by remembering for him. You see his Loving Presence; you connect with her Inner Divine Mind.
Option 2, variations: (a) Instead of giving the meditation phrases to a friend, imagine instead giving it to someone with whom you have conflict or stress. (b) Instead of giving to one person, see a medley of people pass through your screen; “talk” with as many people as you can imagine. (c) Feel your thoughts going out to all people everywhere—people you know, people you don’t know, your town, a village on the other side of the world, anyone, everyone.
Option 3: On the screen of your mind, where you are seeing these images, split the screen, so there are two “sides”. On the first side of your screen imagine Option 1. Take each phrase of the meditation as the listener, the student. Feel it deeply, then shift to the second side of the screen and use Option 2. With each phrase, receive a thought, then immediately give it to someone.
Sharing, sharing, sharing….Let’s do this!
There is a Perfect Spiritual Idea of Perfect Fulfillment. Your Inner Divine Mind Knows every form, experience, situation, event, circumstance, condition, relationship, and sequence that fulfills your desires. When you are diligent about maintaining your focus of desire on the loving benefit and fulfillment of all sentient beings, Divine Substance–which is the source of Spiritual Idea’s manifestation–flows through you and externalizes in your experience. Divine Presence appears as the perfect fulfillment of every single form, experience, situation, event, circumstance, condition, relationship, and sequence that you could possibly desire.
The Spiritual Idea is total. It is not just this car, that house, that job, this relationship. The Spiritual Idea sees everything all at once, all in perfect fulfillment simultaneously.
Remember: the “thing” outside you is not it. The only thing that matters is the Source which is also the Substance: Love. And… Love is. It’s right here, right now. If it is not in your experience, it’s because you have not developed your awareness and understanding enough to “see” it. Seeing Love is like taking an elevator to a different floor of a building—it’s there, done, you just have to go to it. The flow of Divine Substance through you, as you, puts you on that floor. The point is to maintain the flow, not reverting to a “lower floor” because it’s easier or more comfortable.