I choose to expand my consciousness and open my heart to Divine Love’s flow within me. Realizing my own Divine Presence, I know God as the Source and Fulfillment of all my good.
The most important word for me in this Guiding Thought is “realizing.” The roots of this word mean to bring into existence, to make real. In the use above, it means “bringing into existence my own Divine Presence.”
That part of the Guiding Thought has blown my mind every time I’ve read it on this Journey. You would think I would be used to the idea by now (since so much of what I talk about is being your own Divine Presence), but for some reason, when I read those words, it snaps me out of—and into—a different way of thinking.
Realization takes place mentally. It’s that “AH-HA” moment, or the light bulb, or the clouds parting, the dust being blown away, the fog lifting…all of those metaphors and more. The mental realization comes as a direct result of the first line of the Guiding Thought: Realization is not possible without actually expanding the consciousness or opening the heart. As soon as I read the first sentence, whether I want to or not (and some days I have been resistant), my consciousness expands, my heart opens to Divine Love, fertilizing my mental ground for the realization.
The first sentence leads the mind directly into realization. Realization of what? My own Divine Presence. How do I know this? Because I have just expanded my consciousness and my heart (the vehicles for Divine Presence) to Divine Love’s Flow. Since my Divine Presence is made up of Divine Love, and since my Divine Presence flows through my mind and heart, then in the moment of reading the first sentence, I must be realizing my own Divine Presence.
The phrase “realizing my own Divine Presence” simply confirms and validates a mental process that happened during the reading of the first sentence.
The phrase “realizing my own Divine Presence” acts as a bridge between the mental and the physical, the inner-understanding and the outer-expression. Because when I realize my own Divine Presence, I am at the same time tacitly acknowledging God: there is no Divine Presence that is separate from God, the Source, the One and Oneness. This mentally connects me with God, confirming that my consciousness is the vehicle through which God is realized.
This leads to the realization of “God as the Source and Fulfillment of all my good”, through my own consciousness.
It occurs to me there is nothing in this Guiding Thought that makes the claim to physical realization, or in other words, physical manifestation of “all my good.” I’m OKAY with that. I’ve been thinking a lot about what is valuable, what is “worth” something; and if the realization of good is “only” (“merely”) the realization of God, then I’ll take it. God is enough.