Practical Courage: Journey of Courage 2017 – Day 05

Sometimes I come out of the clouds and land solidly on the earth. Today, Courage takes a turn toward the worth. What can Courage teach me about abundance?

Copyright Tam Black 2015 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2015
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

 

Guiding Thought

I am ready and willing, here and now, to be courageous. I release my mind’s idea of security, of “right” and of “wrong”. I allow my personality to dissolve and to become One with the Love that Is, everywhere. All false boundaries evaporate like mist in the sun as I devote myself to the Oneness of Love.

Reflection

Courage can apply to just about anything. For people who prefer to avoid conflict, courage can mean standing up to someone, or standing up for someone. For people afraid of heights, courage can mean a hot air balloon ride, with a special someone. For people who have felt body-shamed, courage can mean (finally!) buying and wearing that outfit. For people who are afraid of speaking in front of others, it can mean joining a Toastmasters group.

I know I take the spiritual angle a LOT. It’s kinda who I am. I’m much, much more practical when you get to know me as a householder or worker. I can relate to three of my four  examples above. I just want life to be the practical result of living as connected to God/Love/Life/people as I can. And, I think it’s possible.

Along those lines, courage can also be about attaining success and financial freedom; this is how I read the Guiding Thought today. I want even my financial wealth to be a practical result of living a Love-filled life, and that takes courage.

I read: I am ready and willing, here and now, to be courageous as, “I am willing to put my faith and trust in God for my financial care, my income, my success, my wealth”. That takes courage–if you’ve followed along on any of the Journeys of Abundance, you’ll know I’ve been at this very thing for quite a while. Trusting God/the Universe for financial needs is really kind of scary for me. Money and how we “get it” is one of the most deeply rooted material beliefs. To switch and depend solely on Spirit…speaking for myself…has been a long learning process (in which I am now reaching a turning point!). 

I release my mind’s idea of security, of “right” and of “wrong” became an understanding that I need to shift how I think of security. In the past, security has meant a paycheck every two weeks, and knowing what I need to do to get that paycheck. But, as I rely on God as my supply, security becomes something else. It becomes God’s idea of security, not mine. And I can tell you, I am certain that God’s idea is much bigger than my own.  

I allow my personality to dissolve and to become One with the Love that Is, everywhere. With this statement of the Guiding Thought, I understood that even my idea of abundance needs to be re-evaluated in a new (higher, bigger) light. Oneness, Love Is. Everywhere. There is an abundance of Oneness and Love right here, where I am, right now. We also know that Love is the Source of healing, harmony, compassion, etc; so it must follow that there is an abundance of harmonious relationships, perfect health, and caring, loving-kindness everywhere, also. Abundance is everywhere, when I re-frame what I think abundance is. Abundance is not just money, riches, or material things. Abundance is whatever I need right now: and I have that already. 

The re-framing also takes courage, because, like I said, the conviction of believing abundance to be solely material is tenacious. It takes courage (and strength) to deny material causes, to seek only a supply from Source. The final sentence of the Guiding Thought helps to modify that as well: All false boundaries evaporate like mist in the sun as I devote myself to the Oneness of Love. God, as Source, is my supply. Anything else is a false boundary, a limitation on what God can give me, and what God wants to give me. It’s in my best interest to devote myself to the Oneness of Love, so that It can evaporate all those false boundaries! 

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