Come, Play!: Journey of Freedom 2017–Day 10

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

I focus my mind and thoughts on my Inner Divine Self—my Self of Peace, my Self of Joy, my Self of Infinite Being and Intelligence. When I am aware of my Inner Divine Self, I radiate these qualities, expressing the freedom of Being in Life!

Reflection

It was another good day of focus and concentration today. After my bath this morning, I had this thought: “I want to radiate the qualities of joyfulness, playfulness, and Lovingness, and their infinite accessibility through me”. I “saw” myself in every-day situations, where I radiated these qualities, and people seemed to respond to them.

I kept thinking about that as I did my fire ceremony, then made coffee, and cleaned the kitchen. I liked the idea so much that I wanted to keep thinking about it!

As I kept thinking about it, I added little elements to it. I “saw” different colors of light pouring down into me through my crown chakra, charging all my chakras, then radiating out. I played with “seeing” spinning pyramids of light in my third-eye and heart chakras, creating spherical light-pulses emanating from me.

With all of this spectacular light stuff going on, there was a flash of an image of me as a clown, with bubbles and streamers of light all around, because it was all so ridiculous.

I guess that’s what happens when you focus on the Infinite Playfulness Within. In Sanskrit there is a term, lila, which means, “the Play of the Gods”, LI meaning the gods and LA meaning play or dance. In the Lila Paradigm, a non-physical Ultimate Reality (God, gods) appears as our physical Universe.* This morning I felt like I understood lila a whole new way—just God dancing and playing in this (ridiculous) thing we call life.

All this, before coffee.

Then I sat down with my cup of “coffee” (I just call it coffee, out of habit, it’s really a non-caffeinated herbal drink…) to focus on the Guiding Thought.

I focus my mind and thoughts on my Inner Divine Self—my Self of Peace, my Self of Joy, my Self of Infinite Being and Intelligence. When I am aware of my Inner Divine Self, I radiate these qualities, expressing the freedom of Being in Life!

It was so easy to concentrate on the Guiding Thought, because it seemed a natural extension from the thoughts that I was already having!

The qualities are a bit different—that is true, but the feeling is the same. It’s all about radiating the Divine Self! Since my Self is a Self of Infinite Being, then playfulness is definitely part of that infinity!

I think it was Abraham Lincoln who said, “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be”. Today, I felt like I was making up my mind to be ridiculously joyful and playful. I “saw” these qualities as infectious, as influencing everyone around me to have their spirits lifted. Everyone was smiling with me!

It occurred to me that even though I originally had added, “lovingness” to the qualities I wanted to embody, in a way it’s redundant: Joyfulness and Playfulness are expressions of Love. Joyfulness and Playfulness lift people out of the hum-drum, out of their seriousness (and believe me, I know about seriousness).

In this state of Joyfulness and Playfulness, everything is OK. Everything is just fun. “Don’t worry about it”—it’s all impermanent anyway. It’s like that ridiculous, Divine Self Knows the permanency of what is really real, and it simply laughs in the face of the seriousness of worldly strife. It was all very freeing.

*Quoted from: http://www.lilaparadigm.org/

Laser Glide to Freedom: Journey of Freedom 2017–Day 12

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

Freely release patterns, habits, and thoughts that inhibit Freedom! Allow your thoughts and feelings to transform through remembrance of Freedom through Love! You were born with everything you need to be free in Love. Allow Love to lead you. Trust Love and surrender to its wisdom.

Reflection

Three “big” things happened today while contemplating the Guiding Thought. Though I’ve had similar things happen none of them have ever happened quite like this before.

First, I started the Guiding Thought, as usual, reading the words, going along, clear and connected for about two minutes; everything felt “right”. But then, I realized (it was as though someone literally pointed this out to me), that “just reading the words” was not the same as directing the words to a subject, “you”. The difference felt like either lying on my back, on a raft floating down a lazy river, versus sculling a fine boat. The first is a lazy drift, going where the river and wind take you; the second is speedy, effortless glide toward a laser-guided destination.

I stopped immediately and re-comported myself. I wanted the laser-guided destination, not the lazy drift.

I said a little prayer, asking my Christ-presence to mediate my visualization for all humanity, for the highest, divine benefit of all, in their own unique way. And I started my contemplation over.

The prayer and re-comportment shifted my experience of the Guiding Thought completely. It became just like that laser, connected with everyone, in a way I’ve never felt before.

Second, I felt the patterns, habits, and thoughts that inhibit Freedom releasing, really releasing.

There were three images that came to mind: evaporation, heat off the pavement, and thermal equilibrium—and the release felt like all three of these.

With the feeling of evaporation, there was a mild feeling of energy dispersion. Then the dispersion became more intense, and I could “see” the “evaporation”, like heat off the pavement–all the patterns and habits lifting slowly out of my body and mind. Then that became more intense, and it was like a pulling, or a drawing out of the patterns, habits, and thoughts. The visual for this is, for example, putting something frozen in a bowl of lukewarm water: the warm water “pulls” the cold out of the frozen item, to equalize the temperatures; or, like a draft from a crack in a door, pulling air in to a warm house. In the same way, my old energy patterns were being pulled up through and out of me.

What was really neat about these images is that I was not creating the image to instigate a release; the release was happening, and I was a by-stander, observing through these images.

There was emphasis in my observation that the words “freely release” from the Guiding Thought definitely apply. Somehow, I was not even capable of holding anything back; the process was so natural (so “free”), it was occurring as naturally as evaporation, or the law of thermal equilibrium. Pretty cool.

Finally, the third thing that “happened” was that about ¾ of the way through the (second) contemplation time, as I was directing the Guiding Thought to all of humanity, I could also feel the the Guiding Thought being spoken to my mind. “Being spoken”–because “I” was not doing the speaking.

It wasn’t “me”, and my mind was different.

I know this sounds weird, but that’s because it was, and I am not really sure how to explain it.

The best way I can describe it is that my Christ-Self was talking to my Higher Mind.

Let me explain that: I have a Christ-Self; you have a Christ-Self; we all have a Christ-Self. All of our Christ-Selves are united as One, and They all communicate with each other as One. While they are all “up there” communicating with each other as One, each of them is also communicating with me, with you, with everyone individually “down here”. They do this through our Higher Mind, which is unique to each of us as individuals; the Higher Mind is the interpreter of the Christ-Self for each of us, and It communicates with us in a way that we each can best understand It, and thereby understand the Christ-Self.

What I experienced was the communication between The Christ-Self and my own Higher Mind. As with the evaporation and thermal equilibrium, I experienced it as an observation. It was like “they” were working together to release my patterns, habits, and thoughts that inhibit Freedom. I was just watching.

The reason I think it was this is because my mind (my “Higher Mind”) was perfectly agreeable and cooperative (which “my mind” isn’t usually). This is also why I said above that my mind was “different”. It was my mind, but not the one that associates itself with my body. It was my mind, associating itself with the Christ-Self.

With this, I felt a shift in my (lower) mind. I felt like it was being reassured to Allow Love to lead you. Trust Love and surrender to its wisdom. I felt like it was being reassured to let go, and let the Higher Mind be in charge. There was no resistance from my lower mind.

My mind, during this time was (in addition to all of humanity) the subject being spoken to, the “you” of the Guiding Thought. I had an awareness of The Christ Self communicating to all the Higher Minds in Oneness, of which my mind is part, and I was simultaneously experiencing the “part” that is “my mind”, while experiencing the Oneness of all the Christ Selves.

All in all, a fun day. And, then again, judge nothing!