Heart and Mind Find a Compromise: Journey of Freedom 2017–Day 02

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

I willingly release patterns, habits, and thoughts that inhibit Freedom. My thoughts and feelings transform through remembrance of Freedom through Love. I was born with everything I need to be Free in Love. I allow Love to lead me. I trust Love and surrender to Its wisdom.

Reflection

I love this Guiding Thought. As soon as I started today, I could feel myself wanting to be drawn by it, into it. It was easy to concentrate today. My mind did wander a bit, though… but I think because I was enthusiastic about this Guiding Thought, it was easy for me to get back to it and be focused. I wanted the release; I wanted to do what the Guiding Thought was saying.

I definitely felt like I understood intellectually/cognitively what the Guiding Thought conveys.

With this sentence, “I freely release patterns, habits, and thoughts that inhibit Freedom”, I felt like there is a balance between how much someone wants something vs. how afraid they are to let go.

For example, I am very excited and enthusiastic about releasing patterns, habits, and thoughts that inhibit Freedom, so my attitude is Bring it. But maybe for someone else, releasing a habit that “chains” them might be scary, and there may be a lot more conflict between being willing to release that habit, and really wanting freedom.

This can be seen, for example, in area of health. There are people who are told, “you need to lose weight…stop smoking…eat less red meat…eat less sugar, etc.” because their health is deteriorating. If someone really wants to be healthy, it’s easier to give up those things, but for others, there is a conflict between giving up things they enjoy to feel better in the long run.

I guess for me, I want to be free strongly enough that I am absolutely willing to release anything that inhibits that, whether I know the specific or not (and often I don’t know the specifics consciously). Nothing is worth the cost of freedom–let it all go!

I read the next part of the Guiding thought in two ways:

My thoughts and feelings transform through remembrance of Freedom through Love.

And

My thoughts and feelings transform through remembrance of Freedom through Love.

In the first way, what is remembered first is Freedom. Then “through Love” comes almost as an afterthought.

In the second, it’s more clear that Freedom can only be remembered through Love. Love is the ultimate cause of Freedom–you can’t have Freedom without having Love first.

With the next sentences (I was born with everything I need to be Free in Love. I allow Love to lead me. I trust Love and surrender to Its wisdom.), I understood them intellectually, but I also felt a bit of a skeptical “blip” about them, as though there were parts of me that either didn’t believe them, or weren’t convinced, or were a bit afraid to embrace them wholly (similar to the conflict I describe above).

My emotional/intuitive understanding was also pretty strong today. With the first sentence, every time I read it, I saw fireworks in my mind. They symbolized the explosive release of all those inhibitors.

Even though I had some intellectual hiccups for the final sentences, emotionally, I still felt very excited and enthusiastic about them. In order to come to a compromise between my brain and my emotions, I changed the wording a bit for myself. My mind could handle the sentences fully when I added the word willing: “I am willing to allow Love to lead me. I am willing to trust Love and surrender to Its wisdom”.

I like it when head and heart can reach a middle way that works for both!

 

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