My own Loving Presence is my personal connection with Divine Mind. Attuned to my own Loving Presence, I Know myself as Whole and Holy. As I feel my Inner Unity, I know: this is all I want; I have found all I seek.
It’s not so much the moments spent here with the Guiding Thought that matter. It’s where those moments take you.
What do you see differently? What comes into your awareness that is absolutely right and perfect? What answers show up, sometimes without you even being aware of having asked a question? What do you find that seems to lead you to something more? What people do you unexpectedly connect with?
All of these things have happened for me, as I have been doing these Journeys. Most recently, it seems like I am being lead into the Guiding Thoughts, rather than the Guiding Thoughts leading me into something new—and that is a new experience!
This morning, before setting out on the Journey, I did my contemplative meditation. Mind you, I do not currently have a set meditation—I’ve kind of been jumping around with different styles that speak to me at the moment (including writing, reading, contemplating, drawing, making lists, writing letters to angels—maybe you wouldn’t call any of this “meditative”, but since through these activities, I connect with a flowing energy of Love, Openness, and Joy, I call it meditation!)
This morning, I was working with a meditation on the I AM presence: linking my mind to God, recognizing that God is the One Source, the One Power, the One Cause of Love, then visualizing God as a radiant sun, with me as one of the beams, thus acknowledging the Unity of myself with God: All that God is, I AM, all that God has is mine; the Father and I are One. Through this visualization, I was able to see/feel the energy of God coming through me. Like a river, a golden-white “beam” flowed through me, pouring out before me (“making all crooked places straight”). In different words, this follows the Guiding Thought almost precisely: Connecting with Divine Mind, feeling Whole and Holy, feeling the Inner Unity…and Knowing: this really is all I want.
It was as though the floodgates really had opened, without me trying to do anything. I could see and feel my Oneness with Source, and with that the phrase “I and my Father are One” took on new depth of meaning. But more than that, it took on new depth of application. It was both a reassurance of the reality of my relationship with God, as well as a call to greater action. I cannot know this river of Love flowing through me without taking it into every situation, every interaction, and seeing that Divine Light working.
What that means is that I must keep my channel clear, and make myself available for God at any time, and regardless of what is happening “out there”, I must remain fixed on God’s presence through me, trusting that all is well.