Our Purpose is to awaken to the Truth within and share it. The Truth within – our Inner Divine Mind – flows constantly and purely. As we go deeper in our awareness, the current of this broadens, strengthens, and brightens. It fills us and pours forth. This is our Source; the Source of all good, all happiness, and all abundance. We awaken to our Inner Divine Mind and invite it to express itself as every person and event that will increase our awareness of it.
There is an analogy I love for understanding the process of awakening to Divine Mind, or enlightenment. It goes like this:
Picture a glass filled with muddy water. Some of the mud has settled on the bottom of the glass, some of the mud drifts around in the water. Now imagine pure, clean water being poured into this glass; what happens? First it stirs up the mud, making the water look even murkier. But eventually, as the water level rises and begins to spill out over the lip of the glass, the mud also begins to flow out of the container. The mud that flows out is correlated to the amount and intensity of the amount of pure, clean water that flows in. If there is a strong, steady stream of pure, clean water, the mud flows out rapidly; if there is a slow dribble of pure, clean water, the displacement of mud is also slow. Whatever the pace, with enough time and addition of pure, clean water, eventually all of the mud washes out, and in the glass is left only pure, clean water.
[It’s a bit apropos to be using this analogy today: it is worldwide Bless the Water day. I encourage you to take just a moment and say a blessing over/in any body or container of water today. If you would like to join in a more official way, see blessthewater.com.]
Our Inner Divine Mind flows constantly and purely. It is the steady stream of purity washing away our inner mud. The question is: how much of that stream are you utilizing? Remember, Inner Divine Mind flows through you, as you; in a sense it is squeezed through the mold of you. What comes through you is what you allow.
This Guiding Thought encourages us to increase what we allow, “As we go deeper in our awareness, the current of this broadens, strengthens, and brightens. It fills us and pours forth.” It gives us a sense of increase and expansion. Divine Mind is infinite–there is always room for more increase and expansion!
When we do this for ourselves, and increase how much pure, clean Divine Mind we allow for ourselves and express through ourselves, we are purifying our own individual glass of water. But remember! We are also a collective consciousness: my Inner Divine Mind is your inner Divine Mind is our Inner Divine Mind (Myour); When you clean out your own mud, you clean out my mud; when we clean out our mud, we clean out all of humanity’s mud. We are a collective conscious, we are all connected; there is no separation. All you do, you do for all. We are like the streams, rivers, oceans, and rain. (Watershed)
Symbolically, what a day! Let’s bless the water and bless each other.