“Relaxation via The Throw Away Pile”: Journey of Purpose 2.0 – Day 20

Copyright Tam Black 2016 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2016
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

The world awaits your expression!  You are here to align with your purpose, participate with life, and share your Self. With each moment spent cultivating your Own Loving Presence to be attuned with Inner Divine Mind’s expression, the more you encounter the Perfect Spiritual Idea in your life activities. Choose to be aware! Choose to understand! Choose to know! Choose Life.

 

Sharing

We’re halfway through! Today is a day for celebration. Welcome to day 20!

I spent my weekend doing mundane things and feeling normal. I cooked and cleaned, worked in the yard, did laundry, walked the dog. I intentionally did very few practices–of course I did the Journey, and took my baths, but I did little mantra, no kirtan, no fire, no abundance practice with my alter bowl, very little Jharra. By Sunday evening, I felt relaxed and unburdened in a way I remember feeling unburdened and relaxed. It was so familiar and comfortable. It felt good, like I was back to my (old) self again.

I knew it was a comfort like an old pair of shoes that have been in the “throw away” pile for months, and you just can’t stand to actually throw them away. I actually have a pair of shoes like that. I’ve been meaning to get rid of them for a couple of years; I never wear them. But every once in a while, I put them on…every time I put them on, I think, “I just can’t get rid of these”. But I never wear them; they are worn, torn, and frayed, and I know that I am holding on to them because of the memory of how great they were. I have equal and better shoes now. I should just throw them away, but I love them…or at least I love how wonderful they were.

I knew the comfort of my old self was like that: I just wanted to “put it on” one more time, before I (really, this time) leave it behind. I know that I am changing and evolving, becoming new and better, but I wanted to feel the comfort of my old self. Unlike my shoes, I know that my old self really is leaving, transitioning away (not being thrown away). I really am leaving that self behind, happy to accept the new.

Today’s Journey confirmed this for me. Like yesterday, I was all in reading the Guiding Thought. “YES”–my whole body-mind-emotions affirmed every word of the Guiding Thought. I felt the truth behind the words, I felt my own eagerness to comply.

Can you feel it? You are here to align with your purpose, to participate with life. Feel that! “…to participate with life.” The life in you is the life around you is the life that is you, and you are here in it, with it, being it. You are LIFE. Life is YOU. We are here together in LIFE. And life is amazing!

But it is kind of stressful, this constant working to move myself forward. It’s nice to be able to revert to old comforts, if only briefly. Maybe I can put my old self in the pile next to my shoes… I can always get rid of it later, right?

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