“Literal and Figurative”: Journey of Healing – Day 39

Copyright Tam Black 2016
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Before I get started today, I have a confession about yesterday. After I did the Journey, and talked about making the decision for the Whole and Holy Self, I went on with my day…and I had a moment of completely forgetting the Whole and Holy Self. I find that driving is the place where my more volatile emotions feel comfortable expressing themselves. No, I don’t get road rage. Yes, I do get very frustrated and angry at people who don’t DRIVE their cars, pulling out in front of me and going only 20 mph, braking at a green light, making a turn, then not accelerating. Sometimes I yell at people who do these types of things (“big peddle on the right!!”). No, I don’t swear at them. No, I don’t flip them off. It’s more like I just talk to them, sometimes very energetically and loudly. That happened yesterday. My behavior upset me. How can I be doing all of this spiritual work, and succumb to that kind of abandonment of principles? I felt guilty. Then I felt bad about feeling guilty… Then I let it go. Oh well. If getting a bit hot while driving is the worst behavior of my day and no one got hurt…I can forgive myself and move on.

I tell you this mainly because recently while watching Craig Ferguson on Join of Die, I was reminded that “Americans do not like hypocrisy…Charlie Sheen can be on the Late Show and say he loves hookers and alcohol, and the audience applauds…” but if someone like Bill Cosby falls, people really despise them, as much for what they did as for pretending to be otherwise.  I think I do a pretty good job of being transparent here, and not making any personal grandiose claims, but just to make sure you know…I had to make my “confession”.  🙂

And now the Journey!


Guiding Thought

I am the Light of Love. Light saturates my mind and body, surrounding every thought, and radiating out to All. Everything radiates Light in return. Everywhere is Light. I rest in Peace, Being Light.


I love the idea of being Light. I always have, and I think about it a lot. It feels like something that is deep, old, familiar, and real. It’s like I feel like of course I am Light. But then, I’m not, I have this material body, so there’s a disconnection. But part of me feels like being Light is natural, normal, and once I think it enough and really focus on the Truth of Who I AM, then my body will be light.

Along these lines, I think about Jesus and the Transfiguration. He became light. And he also said, “all of this and more than this shall you also do”. So, it’s plausible I can become Light, right?

I also think about how I need to treat my body in order for it to become light. I think about what foods to eat, how much to fast (if at all), how to change my body to make it easy for it to become Light.

All of this is a literal interpretation of the Guiding Thought. I have a long way to go for this literal interpretation to actualize in my body.

Not everyone thinks about being Light in a literal sense. The Guiding Thought can certainly be interpreted in a figurative sense as well, where “Light” is the energy of Love, and represents you being the Love You Are.

I actually use the Guiding Thought in both the literal and figurative sense. I see myself as Light, and I see myself giving Love as Light to All. Whichever the case, I know it feels really good to think about Light.