“Merit…And Then Some”: Journey of Worth 2.0 – Day 36

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

Guiding Thought

We are ALL One. I am not alone. Alone becomes All One in Unity and Healing. I am that which you are, which we become together. There is no separation—we mend the pieces: At One there are no limits, at One there are no boundaries. At One I am free—with you.



Today is Saka Dawa, the celebration of Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth and parinirvana. It is said that the merit of any good done on this day is increased a million fold.

So, I began to wonder…does doing this Journey today count? Does taking special care of my dog count? Do all of the little things that I do today, that I also do on a daily basis, for the birds, the squirrels, my home, my family count? Do I need to pay special attention to the good that I am doing, and make any special prayer of intention today, in order for it to count?

I have come to the conclusion (and you may counter this, if you like), that it all countswhether you put specific emphasis for Saka Dawa on a good deed today or not, any good deed counts.

I have, for a while, been working with the idea of magnifying merit. One of the daily meditations I do has the line, “Reach your great loving hands of light into all positively qualified energy of my earthly sojourn, and draw it forth a thousand times”. Why not a million times? Why not a billion times? The point is, that light and love undo any and all impurities or mis-creations.

The question is, how much is enough? When will all impurities be purified? When will all mis-creations be transmuted? When will the point come, when we no longer need a thousand, or a million, times the merit, because we all simply love one another?

Having enough, doing enough, being enough: this all exists (or does not exist) in consciousness. We all already are and have everything. It is only our consciousness that keeps us from it. It is with the consciousness of Oneness, Unity, Wholeness, that we know ourselves as everything. Until we all have the consciousness of Oneness, Unity, Wholeness, there will still be parts of ourselves that we need to bring into the consciousness of Oneness, Unity, Wholeness.  “At One I am free–with you.” And only with you. Freedom is not complete, until all parts know themselves together, as One.

May you be free! May you know Divine Love enfolds you, and transmutes all your mis-creations! May you trust Divine order. May you be happy today and always!

Happy Saka Dawa!

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