Journey of Abundance – Day 01

Guiding Thought

Divine Love-Light is the Source of All. It is all good, all God. This Source is always seeking expression through me. My awareness of my personal identity as this Source provides me with infinite fulfillment and prosperity.

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I almost feel like I have a split personality at the moment. I drove to work in an hour of morning traffic, dealt with 8 hours of being on the job, drove home, also in heavy traffic; then when I got home I lit a fire in my back yard fire pit and began the Journey.

Hearing the birds, feeling the sun, watching the wind in the trees, allowing the fire to drain me of the responsibilities of the day, it’s hard to believe that I spend so much time barraged by such superficial, meaningless activity for 8-10 hours of my day at work. I should say, rather, “superficial and meaningless” relative to these quiet moments in touch with something deeper.

The time “on the job” is me, just as this is me…but the distance between the two feels wide. Here, now, all that (the job), seems surreal.

It took me several moments, several readings of the Guiding Thought to even begin to feel it. And when I did, I understood with new clarity: “This is all I want. This is all I seek.”

I seek the quiet moments in communion with God, with my Self, with nature. That is enough. I am enough.

I understand why monks live in silence or in caves. I understand why some choose renunciation. There are so many distractions in the world!

Yet…Divine Love-Light is the Source of All—it is all good, all God. That job-life is as much a part of Divine activity as sitting with the fire.

Or… is it?

I say over and over that these journeys are intended to bring the spiritual to the material… but that does not mean that I am bound to, or imprisoned and at the mercy of a relatively superficial, meaningless material world. That cannot be.

Equally, these Journeys are intended to bring the material to the spiritual. There are higher ways to live and be in the world, ways that lift material experience into Divine Love-Light.

I just really “got this” in a new way. You see, I work really hard at the first aspect, doing my darndest to embody the qualities of love, compassion, kindness, etc.—bringing the spiritual to the material. But it is also about lifting the material up. Instead of just thinking/feeling that I have to simply endure the material with spiritual qualities, it is also my responsibility to change the material so that it is more congruent with the spiritual.

I see this on a cultural scale too. There are greater movements toward ethical business, human rights, planetary, and animal justice. As a species, we are learning to make our material conditions better for all.

If I were to picture my ”split personality” that I described above, I would say that the two “personalities” are beginning to unite, to find the place where the Truth of my Self, my union and communion with God resounds in my life activity, and my life activity is the easy and natural expression of that union.

"I would say that the two “personalities” are beginning to unite...and my life activity is the easy and natural expression of that union. " -Susan Billmaier Ph,D.
“I would say that the two “personalities” are beginning to unite…and my life activity is the easy and natural expression of that union. “
– Susan Billmaier Ph.D.

Welcome to day one! I am glad you are here.

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Each day, you will find the new day’s Journey here, and through Twitter (@susanwithpearls) and Facebook (susanwithpearls).

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