“The Work Of Finding Yourself & The Work Of Your Self”: Journey of Worth 2.0 – Day 11

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

Guiding Thought

You have forgotten your Self. You have forgotten who you are. You have forgotten that you are established in Love and by Love, which is infinite and eternal; therefore, your worth is infinite and eternal.

Seek to remember your Self; choose to remember your Self. Choose to remember who you are, and your infinite worth in Love. Choose to be aware, to understand, and to Know yourself (your Self) as the Love that you are. Choose to share who you are with the world, giving your infinite worth, measured in infinite Love.

 

Sharing

How do you feel? 11 days into it and going strong! Today we start Round 2. For those of you who are new to this, you can find information about how we change it up a bit each round here.

For those of you who have been at this a while (other Journeys): Are you beginning to see how the days lead you forward? How they bring up exactly what you need to look at in order to progress your mind-emotions to align more with Spirit? Are you feeling like you are “getting” things in new and different ways? Seeing more? Seeing more connections?

I have been! I’ve been “getting” things in new and different ways, seeing more, and seeing more connections.

On Day 01 of this Journey, there was a part of me which thought the whole “I have forgotten myself” was a bit melodramatic, that it was a bit over the top. I wondered why I would tell myself that I have forgotten my Self? Why would I say that in a way that feels like an affirmation, in a way that could potentially reinforce the forgetting?

I knew on some level that it’s not reinforcing the forgetting. It’s a verbalization of something I need to acknowledge consciously in order to transform it. That’s why the remainder of the Guiding Thought makes a very concrete, conscious CHOICE about the remembering.

This morning, I realized in a new way, seeing new connections, that I HAVE forgotten my Self, and I am still shaking my head about it.

I have spent much of my life working on being True to myself (“And this above all, to thine own Self be true”! (To see how my personal philosophy has developed with this see this post). A lot of my undergraduate work was on authenticity, then I went through a period of finding myself (working in the mountains for 3 years. If you want to find yourself…go to the mountains!), then I traveled around the country with a spiritual guru for a year, then I collapsed and had to completely re-build myself anew–now that was a time of being organized goo!

So you see, it makes sense, since I’ve spent so much time working on being my Authentic Self, that 10 days ago, I would think the idea of forgetting myself might be a little over the top. But also, perhaps you can see that once I was able to see it, I had to tools to acknowledge maybe I have forgotten myself.

I would again like to thank my friends who move me, prod me, and keep me on my own path! It was one such friend who said the simplest thing that had the most profound effect. She said, “You just need a job where you can be yourself”.

Yes! I’ve been thinking about that ever since. You see, like many people, my job represents just a miniscule fraction of who I am and what I have to offer. I think this is why so many people are so unhappy in their work: they are being such a small part of who they are, and they yearn for expansion! They yearn for their own greatness!

I know there is so much out there about doing what you love and finding right work–as a society, we need more of this! Our work needs to express wholly who we are, as whole human beings. I’m not just talking about the yoga teachers, the nutritionists, all the people who are doing helpful and healing things which are helping so many other people to be more fully themselves. I am talking about every aspect of society: education, business, administration, sales, marketing–all of it. How do we bring the wholeness of ourselves into all of that? So that everything transforms with us, allowing us to explore even more of who we are and what we have to offer?

As more people wake up to themselves, and LOVE who they are, we are going to need work structures, environments, which encourage us in holistic ways and give us vehicles to share our best Selves. We are well on our way–there are lots of great people working on this. But there is also a lot of work to be done.

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