That’s Different: Journey of Freedom 2017–Day 22

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

We freely release patterns, habits, and thoughts that inhibit our Freedom! We allow our thoughts and feelings to transform through remembrance of Freedom through Love. We were born with everything we need to be free in Love. We allow Love to lead us. We trust Love and surrender to its wisdom.


I’m at a new place, so to say. Everything is the same, but I am different. A Buddhist friend of mine says it this way “The tree is still the tree”.

Every day as we go through life, we see things through our own eyes providing a unique interpretation of all our experiences and interactions. To us, there is a “normal” pattern, a “normal” way of seeing and walking through the world. We don’t really notice anything really “special”, because we don’t have anything to compare it to; it’s just life as we know it.

Then, when we gain a moment of enlightenment, a moment of pure peace or joy or understanding or complete harmony and we look at something “mundane”, we see it completely differently—through the eyes of peace, joy, understanding, or harmony.  It’s still the same thing that we have always seen, but we are different, so we see and experience it differently. The tree is still the tree, but there is so much more to the tree than ever before seen.

I have been releasing so much on this Journey, and indeed for the past 10 weeks or so, since I did my mundan ceremony. I can feel my emotions changing; I can feel my thoughts changing; I can feel my awareness heightened; I feel more Love and Peace without even trying. That’s different.

That’s a big indicator about how I’ve changed, too: without even trying. There is a smoothness and ease to my thoughts, emotions, and activity that is just different.

So, today, as I read the Guiding Thought, it was as though it was reflecting back to me what I am and what I am experiencing. It was not an ideal toward which I was striving; it is here, now, who I am and what I am doing. That’s different. 

I feel like the Guiding Thought is speaking the Truth back to me.  “We were born with everything we need to be free in Love. We allow Love to lead us. We trust Love and surrender to its wisdom.” All I think in response is, “yes, of course”. This feels very matter-of-fact, not something I can question at all. That’s different.

The thing is: We are in this together. If I am feeling it, it has also–already–affected you. Tune into it; ride my wave, know your own Freedom, because it is here, now for all of us.

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