I Don’t Know, But I’ve Been Told: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 13

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

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


I know a few things about getting high–from books and friends and cultural references. I know that “munchies” often come when smoking marijuana. I know that one may have a “good trip” or a “bad trip”. I know that giggling or big smiles are somehow induced, and sometimes the giggles go on even after whatever was funny passed, because then it becomes funny that it was so funny in the first place–and that can go on for a very long time.

I also know that when high, people can “get” –as in receive–flashes of deep insights. And as soon as it happens, and the person realizes it, and tries to unpack it, or hold onto it, or go deeper into it, the details disappear; a person simply cannot remember what the insight was.

All that remains is the memory of having an insight, not the insight itself.

If I didn’t know better, I would say I had an experience of being high today, while contemplating the Guiding Thought.

Just as I began, I went into the kitchen and got cookies. I never do that. I had a big smile on my face while doing so. I contemplated the Guiding Thought and had at least three different insights that simply disappeared when I tried to understand them better.

One had to do with seeing, then resolving a contradiction in the Guiding Thought, something about “if there is no more to do, then why bother manifesting anything…” but then realizing that the overflow is what manifests, and overflow can only happen once everything is complete.

Another had to do with “understanding” how Peace is the essence of Love…but also that Love is the essence of Peace. And how exactly does that work, but understanding it completely in the moment.

Yet another had to do with understanding how we are always learning, and we are always teaching. This had to do with how I positioned my perspective while reading the Guiding Thought, whether I was feeling like I was “saying” it to someone else, teaching them, or if I was “receiving” a teaching from a wise counselor. I just felt like I understood that giving is receiving and teaching is learning.

I don’t know. Maybe if you’ve been high and can relate, you will understand all this. It just seemed like I was lucid, and clear, and I knew so much….but then it was gone, and I can’t remember the details.



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