Everything is energy. Everything is energy connecting everything! A shift in energy in one place shifts energy other places. We lift our energy to the vibration of Love and Light, to God, to all that is Divine. We are responsible for our energy; we choose to free it by releasing the Divine Love within us.
With these Journeys, every day we shift energy toward Love, toward God, toward the Divine. These small daily shifts have a cumulative effect. Our thoughts are directing the energy toward where we want it, toward where we want to experience it. The energy moves us as we move the energy, a constant interplay of inner energy with outer energy (experience).
The mind is the doorway, the gateway, the floodgate. The mind can close the door, open it slowly, leave it cracked…or it can open wide to possibility. My mind seems to do all of these things at various times.
Divine Love is huge. Sometimes it’s too much for my little mind. Sometimes it is so overwhelming that I want to slam the door closed and stay in the comfort of my limitations. Sometimes I open it just a little, peek through, look around, slowly back up and leave the door cracked. That’s all; that’s enough. I just wanted to see what I was getting myself into. Sometimes, usually over a period of time through the daily practices, I stand at the door opening it slowly…slowly…slowly…I can handle this. There are some days the door is flung open wide and I see. Most often when that happens, the door closes again to some degree but always remains open further than it was previously.
Much of the time, these Journeys are combinations of all of these, just a continuous slow opening, even if that means a partial closing from time to time. Even when there is retreat, something is opening—working to remove an obstacle that prevents the door from opening is helping it open. Periodically, the door opens wide with little effort, it seems.
I have not been able to figure out what it is that determines how I approach the door on any given day. Will I open it slowly today? Will it fling wide open with little effort? Will I get scared and run?
As I’ve mentioned many times, it’s all about the small drops or trickles. Every drop matters;” Slowly is Holy”, as Maha Avatar Babaji says. Each day, each effort is a small drop. On a daily basis it is difficult to see the cumulation of drops; when a bucket is filling by drops, it takes a long time and is almost imperceptible. The bucket is akin to my door opening and closing by differing increments… one day, there is an unexpected opening, recognition of the fulfillment of the effort, the door is flung open wide!
Do I open the door, or does the door open me?