Just One Second: Journey of Freedom 2017–Day 04

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

Divine energy nourishes me, heals me, and brings God into my mind and body. Enlightenment moves me, awakens my Soul, and firmly grounds me in all I do. My energy creates my life experiences; my being is only love and light.

Reflection

At least today was not a skimming the surface day. It was just beneath the surface, but not skimming it. I was pretty focused and felt like I had good insights into the Guiding Thought, but (again, today), I did not feel “deep” with it.

I am beginning to feel like that’s ok. After doing this for 4 years now, I am (just) beginning to be aware of what “normal” (or “average”) looks like for me as I do the Journeys. I think I have this misconception that I am always really deep and engaged, but—perhaps—the truth is that I have a norm, then I have days that fall above and below that.

Everyone doing these Journeys will have their own norm—you will see this for yourself, too. Slowly, slowly, the norm moves “up”—as your awareness, understanding, and engagement increases incrementally, you will be “deeper and higher” without feeling like you are doing as much.

Today I caught my mind wandering once—it had been gone for less than 30 seconds—and I was able to keep it on track for the rest of the time.

Also again today, I really love this Guiding Thought. I really like thinking the thoughts that are provided for this Journey. They are so hopeful and inspiring; they make me feel like, “Yeah, this is what I want”!

I feel a lot of gratitude about that. It’s a gift to really want to evolve body/mind/soul.

Here are some thoughts I had about the Guiding Thought today:

“Divine energy nourishes me, heals me, and brings God into my mind and body”:

There was one point where I felt energized, as though I could feel the energy coming into my mind and body. It lasted a few seconds fairly intensely, but now I still have a bit of the “flow” of it (20 minutes later).

“Enlightenment moves me, awakens my Soul, and firmly grounds me in all I do”:

1) I thought it was funny that we’re talking about enlightenment as grounding. They seem different directions to me: enlightenment goes up, grounding goes down. But…when actions are done from an enlightened state of mind, then those actions become much more solid and enduring than non-enlightened actions (you may say those actions are more “grounded”—this is how I chose to take it).

2) I thought, “Does my Soul need to be awakened?” I’m not sure the answer to this at the moment. Isn’t my Soul already enlightened? Isn’t my Soul the thing that God created “in the image” of God? Perhaps what this is saying is that “I” (my mind) need to be awakened to my Soul.  Or, that my Soul awakens to me. or through me.

“My energy creates my life experiences; my being is only love and light”:

I thought about yesterday’s post, the part about energy connecting everything (and how it corresponds to dependent origination), and I “saw” abstractly how it would be if everyone were in such a high state of love and light, and that we all interacted through that energy. Can you imagine the beauty of that, even a fraction of it, for a mere second?

 

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