The Effect of Accepting Freedom as a Natural State: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 03

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

In my natural state of Freedom, my mind knows only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Nothing need be done, for there is no more to do. I am perfect, whole, and complete. Satisfied and filled full, my energy overflows to manifest only the Good, the Holy, and the Beautiful.

Reflection

I spent my contemplation time unpacking this Guiding Thought:

First, it sets forth an unquestioned premise right off the bat, namely that Freedom is my natural state. It does not say “if Freedom is my natural state…”  It simply presupposes Freedom as my natural state as a fact.

I am not saying I disagree; I did just complete Journey of Freedom, so my consciousness is primed to accept the idea. For those of you who are not yet ready to be told, unquestionably, that Freedom is your natural state, simply make the first sentence an if-then statement: If my natural state is Freedom, then my mind knows only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Doing this may reduce any resistance you have to being told to accept an idea, and maybe feeling like there is no choice in the matter.

do accept the premise as stated, and I can also accept that in Freedom there is only tranquility and Oneness. I cannot say I have personal experience of this; however, I can imagine these three feelings, Freedom, tranquility, and Oneness, absolutely going hand-in-hand.

Imagining a concept counts.

From this, after reaching a state of pure Freedom, I can also imagine that there is nothing more to be done, but hang out in blissful tranquility.

There is a part of me that feels relieved with this realization. I can feel a part of me thinking, oh, thank God! I am so tired and weary; I work so hard; this energy in the third dimension is so heavy; I am thankful to hear that there will come a time, when I no longer have to think about everything that is mine to  do. 

But then just when I get hooked on the idea of hanging out in blissful tranquility, the Guiding Thought brings it right back down to earth: I am perfect, whole, and complete.

You know what that means, right? Now. Here. Not some time in the future, “When there is nothing more to be done”. No. It’s here, now. Which means, I need to open my mind to being perfect, whole, and complete, instead of denying the reality of who I am now. (Which is, btw, what these Journeys are all about…in case you didn’t catch that…)

So, what that means is that here, now I am also satisfied and filled full.

Here was the big realization I had today: Only when I am satisfied and filled full,  does my energy overflow to create the Good, the Holy, and the Beautiful.

Only when.

And that makes perfect sense to me. If I am running around chasing after things (including ideas or self-conceptions) to satisfy or fulfill me, then all of my energy is being expended to get something, instead of going into the beauty of creation.

If I realize I already am satisfied and fulfilled, why should I be running around? Why expend any energy on anything else, but the Good, the Holy, and the Beautiful? Nothing else need be done.

If I stop and breathe, and realize the truth of who I am (my natural state of Freedom and being perfect, whole, and complete, and all that), then all that is left to do is to create from that place of Truth (which is Good, Holy, and Beautiful). All that is left is to express the Love that is me, in gratitude for Its Being.

This is one of those days, where I can see where I am headed, but the path feels overgrown with thickets or strewn with lots of rocks, because even though I can see it, I don’t quite know how to get through it. How do I get to that point of being so completely Free, that I am in complete tranquility, where nothing need be done, and that all I have to do is thank Life for Itself?

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