Try to Out-give God: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 33

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

“There is no more to do”, yet “doing” still happens.

Not “doing” anything does not mean ceasing activity. We are, after all, in a material world with material needs, requiring all of the actions to accomplish those things.

This has been a perpetual difficulty in language for as long as people have been using words to “explain” what the spiritual world, what a spiritual experience, is all about. We need words to explain. We have the same words to describe the spiritual world, as we have to describe the material world. Discerning the two when the words are the same can feel confusing…

“Not doing” in this case means that the mind is not “doing”. It is no longer seeking. It is no longer lost. It Knows itself as a spark of the Divine Flame, unquestionably.

In this state, the mind is at rest, at Peace, existing in Oneness.

The body follows the mind. Action follows thought.

There is still activity, action, “doing”, but the Source of the action is a mind that is at One with All, rather than a mind that jumps around from idea to idea, analyzing, figuring out, deciding category, rank, or meaning.

In this state, there is a natural balance, an equilibrium between the Divine flow that comes through us and what we contribute to the world. Once in that state of Equal Flow, the (Infinite) Divine gives us as much of Itself as we can allow to flow through us.

We end up as though running on a treadmill that is moving too fast for our little legs to run! That is the “overflow”–we are constantly supplied with Divine flow, so much so that it spills out to everything we encounter as expressions of the Divine Itself–the Good, the Holy, the Beautiful. All we need to do is keep giving It.

John Randolph Price used to say, “try to out-give God…you can’t.”

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