Assessment–Journey of Gratitude 2017, day 33

I had to remind myself today that this is for me. My spiritual advancement is my own, no one else’s. No one can do it for me. And (really) no one cares whether I do it or not. This, I’ve found, is the best attitude for me to have regarding my spiritual progress. I am not here to please anyone, to get applause, or to sell the latest fad. I’m here to serve God, to be Truly helpful, to do the best I can to be the best person I can be.


Copyright Tam Black 2015 Designed for
Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

I fill my mind with the Light of the Truth of Love. What more is there? In the Light of the Truth, I am Free. What more is there? My consciousness expands in the Truth of Love, forever One, forever Joyful, forever in Peace.


I read recently about a so-called consciousness tipping point: that point where you’ve accumulated so much positive spiritual energy, that life explodes (in a good way) before you. Everything changes. Rocky roads become smooth, overwhelm becomes harmony, turmoil becomes peace.

My world has never quite exploded as such. My experience of an expanding consciousness is more like a slow-burn: Consistently good. Not great…no WAY high points, but no way low ones either. In general I’m just happy and contented. My life is filled with beautiful people. I feel relaxed and alive….about 98% of the time.

So sometimes I wonder if I’m missing something? It’s not that I am not happy. But aren’t the heavens supposed to open, and the angels sing…at least some time?

No, I know. I am laughing at myself. I look around at others’ stress, at others’ listlessness, and I am thankful, so thankful for my slow-steady life of advance and learning, of growing and feeling better and better every day. Sometimes though, I forget to notice. The progress is so slow that today looks like yesterday. It’s only when I think about where I was a year ago, or two or five years ago, that I can see how far I’ve come.

Look around. See how good you have it. Remember where you were a year or two ago? Look how far you’ve come!


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