Introduction to Round 4
Welcome to Round 4. This is it, days 31-40, the final stretch.
In the first round, you affirmed your purpose for yourself, using “me”, “my”, “mine”. In the second round, you affirmed someone else’s purpose, using “you” and “your”. The third round gave you the choice to affirm to another using “he”, “him”, “she”, “her”, or to have someone else affirm you as the third person. Now in round 4, we come full circle and return to “you” as the subject, and repeat the Guiding Thought with “I”, “me”, and “mine”. Now that you have reached out to others to support their attainment of purpose in the second and third rounds, the words “I”, “me” and “mine” will take on a new tint. With the infusion of the all perspectives—“I”, “he”, and “you”—you will now no longer see yourself as separate or apart from others. Now, in claiming your purpose for yourself, your consciousness is attuned to claiming it for others as well. You will “see” others attaining their fulfillment with you.
In this round, there are two new points of focus. First, as you think about your Own Loving Presence or your Inner Divine Mind as the subject of the Guiding Thoughts, the goal is to move beyond the words and sense a direct connection with your Own Loving Presence and Inner Divine Mind. If only for a second or a moment, these direct experiences will fortify your mind and emotions, acting as assurance throughout your life activity that you are living in alignment with purpose.
The second point of focus is to allow all of the Guiding Thoughts to infuse each other. Allow your mind to link to other Guiding Thoughts as you go through the one for the day. For example, on the third day of this round (day 33), the Guiding Thought says, “It Knows how to fulfill my heart”, at that point, you may think back to day 32 that says, “What do I desire, but total Peace, Freedom, Love, and Harmony?” Or a second example might be on day 34, the Guiding thought says, “This is its true nature, thus it is my true nature.” You may then recall the 9th day’s Guiding Thought that says, “I am Love. I am Kindness” and link that in your mind to your true nature. You need not think too hard about this, or try to make it happen. These Guiding Thoughts are designed to build on each other, to carry over into each other, and to interlace, building your awareness and understanding slowly as you repeat the practice. Let this process happen naturally and organically.
This is it. Now is the time. Strengthen your commitment. Bring your intention to the front of your thoughts. For these moments, dedicate yourself completely to being willing. Total success is not the point, for your barriers are not all down and you still have limitations. Choose only to be willing to surpass any current blocks, any part of you that stands in your way. Then feel the current of your commitment and intention to live your purpose carry you forward.
There is a Perfect Spiritual Idea of Perfect Fulfillment. My Inner Divine Presence Knows every form, experience, situation, event, circumstance, condition, relationship, and sequence that fulfills my desires. When I am diligent about maintaining my 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 me and externalizes in my experience. Divine Presence appears as the perfect fulfillment of every single form, experience, situation, event, circumstance, condition, relationship, and sequence I could possibly desire.
I went through the words meticulously today, pausing with each word, each phrase, really feeling them…asking my Self, “What does this mean?” “How does this fit?” I allowed the words to sink in; I visualized what the qualities of a perfect spiritual idea might be, what the qualities of perfect fulfillment might be (Peace…Harmony…Love…). What does it feel like for Inner Divine Mind to Know? What does Divine Substance feel like flowing through me, as me? What does it mean for Divine Substance to externalize?
It was here I found a bump. I felt the quality of my thoughts shift—they became more intellectual, more cerebral, more questioning not just wonder and curiosity. What does it mean to have Divine Substance externalize? How does that happen? What does that look like? How do I know when Divine Substance shows up in my life? Trying to figure it all out hinders the flow.
I reminded myself “how it happens” is none of my concern. My concern is to focus on the loving benefit and fulfillment of all beings. So I shifted away from these questions about how and what it means and turned my attention to loving benefit. How does it feel to be a vehicle for the loving benefit of all sentient beings? I saw crickets and grasshoppers benefiting. I reached my attention to include all earth and non-earth entities. All is ALL…All is not just some, not a segment, not just these people or those people. What does it feel like…in this moment…that this thought, intention, desire, motivation, or action is for the benefit of all? That is the point. That is the focus. Everything, at all times, that comes through me benefits all. I may be speaking only to you just now, but these words, this interaction is for the benefit of all. That is my purpose.
Overall, I feel so much more confident in my path, so much more clear in my purpose; I am focused, productive, and everything seems to be well-oiled.