Here it is, the moment of truth. This is where you get really honest with yourself about what you want out of this Journey, and what you want to put into it.
This means sit, be still, quiet your mind, and think about who you are in the world and who you want to become. Think about what your heart says (and if you did Journey of the Heart, you probably have a clue). What are you willing to do to work toward that? How much time, realistically, do you want to spend? (Remember every drop matters).
I am always all in, as you know. If all you can do is read my post every day, that’s enough…for now. Don’t let yourself think just reading my post is getting you somewhere. At some point, you need to do your own work, even if it’s just two or three minutes each day. Read the Guiding Thought with intention, call forth your will for your own evolution, and write; a minute or two is all it takes. One day, there will be a spark, your interest and effort will grow from there!
Feelings of intensity can vary throughout or between Journeys; use those fluctuations to learn about yourself and your own process. See where you are resistant, see where the energy flows. What moves you? What excites you? What makes you think more deeply? What helps you feel free? This is your mind, your life, and your will. It’s up to you to use them.
The declaration comes after you have thought about what you want out of the Journey; it’s a way of setting forth your intentions. This statement buries itself in your subconscious and remains a guiding light for the direction of your Journey, for the remainder of the Journey.
When I was young, I had an experience that was what could today be described as being bullied. The feelings were of being unloved, unwanted, worthless. I remember thinking to myself, “I want to help others, so that no one ever has to feel this way. I want people to know how loved and valuable they are; I don’t want people to have to feel this”.
Lately, I have been feeling very similar to this. People can be so mean…and stupid, and thoughtless, and intentionally cruel. It makes no sense to me, and it makes me so sad.
I want to be the counter-balance. I want to do what is necessary so that people don’t have to feel so unloved and valueless that they need to make others feel that way, that they need to dominate, or put others down.
This requires the ability to let go of my own feelings of being unloved and unlovable, while using those feelings to drive compassion for others who might be feeling the same thing. This takes balance and care. I first must care for myself. I must maintain my own highest love, my own Self-esteem, my own certainty of worth. Then, when I can be that for myself, I can reach out to others. Self-love comes first.
I intend to Know myself as loving and lovable! I intend to have so much LOVE that it overflows into and onto everyone who I interact with in any way!
I intend to be happy. Truly, deeply happy.
Bringing love and happiness into the world, through my own life is my purpose. I intend to fulfill my purpose, increasing and expanding my own love and happiness, sharing it with others infinitely.
Toward accomplishing my declaration, I commit to a daily practice of Guiding Thoughts (contemplation) and writing for 40 consecutive days, for at least twenty minutes. I commit to opening my awareness, developing my understanding, and accepting (allowing) my Knowing of the Truth of my Self and my purpose. I commit to these actions. I commit to turning inward with sincerity and earnestness. All I am is now. May the Truth of Self be revealed. May I be my purpose infinitely and eternally, in service to all.
I dedicate this Journey to all. May we all come to Know the activity of Infinite Love within us as our united purpose, that we may extend and share it through all our words, thoughts, and actions to all, everywhere.