The Divine Presence of Love is the most natural energy in the world and beyond. Through the wisdom of Love, I understand wealth as an expression of my Divine nature, to be cultivated in my consciousness, expressed, and shared. My love is infinite. My wealth is infinite. I realize this as my reality and circulate wealth with joy and gratitude.
More than anything today, I am feeling excited about the future. I don’t know why. Maybe because I have a lot of things in the pipeline that are becoming fulfilled…maybe because I am now finishing another Journey (YAY!) …maybe because I have felt a re-invigoration with my J.O.B. I don’t know.
But I do feel that all of these things have been infused with the energy of this Journey…and today’s Guiding Thought really sums it up.
Think about it!
- I have been practicing being my own Divine Presence for 39 (and today, 40) days. That’s really cool! (Oh, btw, I am a nerd about this kind of stuff… so, yes, it is really cool.) Proficiency seems to come and go, it has had its ups and downs…but I have been doing it. Yes!
- My consciousness has expanded. It really has! I can feel it. I am not as small as I used to be. I have overcome hurdles and obstacles, which have made me stretch and grow. I am not the same as I was 39 days ago.
- Feeling Divine Love and Light is easier, more natural to me today than it was 39 days ago. I feel more open, more receptive to people. At the moment, I am just in love with people everywhere. I am excited for and about people…I want people to be happy and productive, and I want to help them (if they want that…).
- I feel very relaxed about my financial future. Everything is OK. Everything is working how it should. All is as it should be. I am productive. I love to work. I love serving and helping people. I love using my skills and talents for the good of All. I feel good about this.
Granted, while I was writing all that, I was recognizing how far I have yet to go. How little I know. How much there is still ahead to work through, to reveal, to realize. But, hey, that’s infinity for you.
Sometimes I really wonder when or if there comes a point of certainty. I don’t know. What I think (right now, today), is the glimpses of certainty become longer and more frequent, and we can also feel flashes of certainty. The trick is to continue being certain. We can work at cultivating certainty in this manner, but as long as we are in a physical body, there will be uncertainty and ignorance. Remember Nicolas of Cusa? There is always something beyond human understanding.
But then I think: if we are connecting with the Divine, which is both being and beyond, which is All-in-All, doesn’t that get us beyond? How do people who are incredible spiritual masters experience life? What do they think? Do they have doubts and uncertainty, or do they just Know all the time? How long does an average person have to live to become wise in this way? Do average people have access to Knowledge, or is it only really devoted spiritual aspirants? I do not know.
There’s a story of a spiritual master walking up the path toward heaven. He comes upon an aspirant dancing, whirling feverishly in devoted frenzy. The aspirant greets the master asking about his travels and the master says, “I am on my way to heaven.” The aspirant becomes very excited and asks, “When you get there, will you find out how much longer I have before I may reach heaven?” The master agrees and continues on the path.
Further up the trail, the master comes upon another aspirant who has been in meditation so long the ants have built a huge anthill around him, up to his neck. The aspirant greets the master asking about his travels; the master says, “I am on my way to heaven.” The aspirant becomes very excited and asks, “When you get there, will you find out how much longer I have before I may reach heaven?” The master agrees and continues on the path.
When the master reaches heaven, he asks about the two aspirants then leaves and heads back down the path.
He comes upon the aspirant in meditation underneath the anthill. The aspirant asks, “Did you find out how long I have before I may reach heaven?” The master says, “Indeed I did. Your efforts are not in vain, you have but four lives to live as an aspirant, and you will reach heaven.” “What!?” the aspirant exclaims, sounding annoyed. “I have been in meditation so long the ants have built their home around me! And here I have yet four more lives. What justice is this?”
Further down the path the master comes upon the aspirant dancing, whirling feverishly in devoted frenzy. The aspirant asks, “Did you find out how long I have before I may reach heaven?” The master says, “Indeed I did. Your efforts are not in vain. Do you see this banyan tree that you dance beneath? You have only as many lives as there are leaves on this tree before you will see heaven.” “Oh joyous news!” the aspirant exclaimed. “I have but as many lives as leaves; I attend to my dancing and devotion with renewed vigor!”
Sometimes I feel like the aspirant under the anthill. Sometimes I feel like the dancer. Today, there is dancing, rejoicing, and renewed vigor. I don’t know how long I have before I reach heaven, but I am happy to be joyfully on the path.
Today is the final day of this Journey! Over the next 10 days, I will be resting, reflecting, and integrating. There will be at least one more post on this Journey in the next 10 days…then we begin a Journey of Freedom on June 28. If you have thoughts about Freedom that you would like to knock around with me over the next 10 days, as I collect my own thoughts about that Journey…feel free to email me: Susanwithpearls@gmail.com.