My Self wills only to extend itself. Extending, sharing, creating as Divine Love, through Divine Mind, is my sole (soul) purpose. My Self knows its fullness in Divine Love and wills only to liberate me to fulfill my purpose and my joy.
My mind is a little distracted today. I’m seeing just fragments of thoughts. It’s hard to pinpoint any one thing that stands out for me as a theme today. Here, though, are some of the fragments:
1) I intentionally added >soul< to the Guiding Thought this round. I had intentionally left it out of the previous rounds, allowing the play on words to work at different levels. I feel like it has “sunk in” more deeply today: there’s just more of a glimmer of understanding that my soul purpose (which my Self wills) is my sole purpose. …another angle of Oneness…
2) “People need help.” “People want help.” I’m not sure how this applies to the Guiding Thought, except maybe the importance of service to humanity as part of my divine purpose, but these words just kept coming up while I was reading through the Guiding Thought. These words, this thought about people needing/wanting help is relatively new for me. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to help people; it’s more that I didn’t realize how much people need help, or that I have something to give. I need to let this thought mull and work itself into greater awareness and understanding.
3) Something about cooperation… This is lurking in the shadows and not well thought. But it has to do with understanding/realizing/accepting that “I” need to cooperate with my Self, because my Self Knows. My Self wants me to fulfill my purpose and release my joy, but…I have to cooperate to allow that to happen. My Self can’t do it without me. It wants what I want. I have to actively say “yes” (or something like that….).
4) This kind of follows from #3: there are things I can do that demonstrate (bring me to) cooperation. They are both shifts in my mind/consciousness as well as doing the practices that bring me to Purpose and Joy. The words “Laws” and “Statutes” kept drifting in and out of my thoughts as I was contemplating the Guiding Thought. It’s like there are Laws of Joy and Laws of Fulfillment. If I follow (or cooperate with) the Law, I will naturally be Joyful and Fulfilled. This raised questions/thoughts/feelings of Free Will, choice, and resistance. If it’s a law, where is my free will…don’t I get to choose? Who says I have to obey the LAW? (Do you hear the rebellious child in me?) Underneath those questions though, there was another voice that was like, “…but you want the Law…the Law is your will, because it is Divine Love. Use your free will and free choice to choose the Law, because that is all you really want anyway.” In other words, I felt like the “voice” was saying, “Just get over yourself. Do what you know you need to do.”
Am I ready for that?