Happily in Service: Journey of Gratitude – Day 33

Copyright Tam Black 2015 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2015
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

I fill my mind with the Light of the Truth of Love. What more is there? In the Light of the Truth, I am Free. What more is there? My consciousness expands in the Truth of Love, forever One, forever Joyful, forever in Peace.


“Does this Guiding Thought have anything whatsoever to do with Gratitude?” I asked myself while reading it.  “There is nothing about gratitude in it!”

Ah, but look more closely! Truth is the source of gratitude: would you be grateful for anything but Truth? Would you have anything to be grateful for without Truth, without Love?

I have been thinking a lot about the idea, “No man can serve two masters:” and in the context of today’s Guiding Thought, this is about serving Truth. I suppose it’s always really about serving Truth. It doesn’t even matter what the other “master” is: money, the devil, or ego; the only thing to know is that Truth (God, Love), is the only master that matters, the only choice to make.

“I fill my mind with the Light of Truth. What more is there?” When my mind is filled with the Light of Truth—really filled—with the Light of Truth, I am serving the only master there is. How do I know if my mind is filled with the Light of Truth? I am at Peace, and in Joy. The depth of the experience of peace and joy reflects the degree of the commitment to Truth. If I say I serve Truth and Love, yet have hostility, resentment, or anxiety in my experience, I have deceived myself and called something I have made “truth”.

“Serving a master” sounds weak, doesn’t it? It sounds so…subservient. Maybe this is one reason why it’s so difficult for humans to serve Truth—Truth must be served, and we think we are degraded in service, that if someone “dominates” us, we have lost our self.

Yet Truth asks for service to itself only to give us our Self—the Love we are, with the Freedom, Joy, and Peace that accompany It.

The Truth of Love is the Truth of our Self, who we are, the Love we are, in all its Wholeness, Oneness, Power and Glory. We are this Love! We are this Truth! We Are, we Are, we Are Life itself.

Bless this Life! Bless this Love! Bless You! Bless All!

What more is there to be grateful for?