I now invite, welcome, and receive the effects of Divine Love, and I am Truly grateful.
I experience Divine Mind as I experience these effects, and Divine Presence confirms itself in my life, activities and affairs.
What a way to start a Journey. I feel like I should apologize to you, for starting the Journey on such a down note yesterday. Spot, my dog, did die last night, by the way. I am trying to wrap my head/heart around my grief as a part of Journey of Fulfillment.
Everything is the journey.
As we move through time, through life, we experience fluctuations. How do we reconcile these types of fluctuations (grief, sorrow, pain) with the activity of Divine Mind? If we were really living in Divine Mind, as Divine Mind, we would always be joyful, happy, and at peace, right? This question is like the personal version of, “If God is all good, why is there so much violence, hatred, and destruction?”
I do not have the answer. But I can tell you that Spot’s death is definitely helping me to learn an answer, or at least get closer to one. Understanding is part of expanding consciousness. And the contrast of an All-good and loving God against destruction or painful emotions is a tough concept to understand.
There is a lot written about this. You can find numerous teachings on “relative reality and ultimate reality”, which explains the contrast between the movements of the mind (relative reality) and the stillness of the Eternal (ultimate reality). You can find a lot of writings on just the question about “If God is all good, why is there violence?”
But these Journeys are not about seeking answers through someone else or through books and intellectual discussions; they are about finding the answers within. Through the Journeys, I feel my feelings, and I feel my feelings in the context of the Guiding Thought, in the context of the topic of the Journey (in this case fulfillment).
In this way, I am doing my own research, getting my own answers. My feelings correspond to “relative reality”; the Guiding Thoughts correspond to “ultimate reality”. When juxtaposed through the Journey, I experience life with an awareness of this juxtaposition, which in turn helps me to see/understand that every moment and every experience is within the ALL of Life, the ALL of existence.
Everything is the Journey. I cannot step outside of existence. Life is the Journey; existence is the Journey. Everything that is in Life, every experience, every feeling, every bit of All that is, is the Journey. I am learning. Life is my teacher.