(Purpose 1.2.23)

Happy Nararatri–today begins nine days of honoring the Divine Mother. Whatever your beliefs or background, take some time over the next 9 days to thank and honor women (divine or not), who are inspirational to you!


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Guiding Thought

We are now fully conscious of our Own Loving Presence which seeks expression through us. Our own Loving Presence Knows our hearts and Knows our happiness. It Knows how to fulfill our hearts and bring us joy by placing us in right situations, with right people, at right times, where we may fully express our purpose. We submit our minds and hearts, all our thoughts, words, and actions to our own Loving Presence, to be lifted to our highest vision and plan for our lives.


This morning I read a motivational article embracing the growth opportunity of failure. You’ve probably heard of this. It’s a whole personal growth market designed around the Thomas Edison quotes about failure:

  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

That’s right: Failure means you’re at least trying. In other words, real failure is not trying, and/or giving up.

In addition to this, at a different point this morning, I looked at myself objectively, and did not recognize what I saw, “who is this person I’ve become? this wavering, uncertain, timid, scared little thing who can’t seem to prioritize simple tasks, who is scared of what the future might hold, who is afraid of failure, and sabotaging her own progress?”

This is an ongoing issue for this Journey; I wrote about feeling failure on day 4. I am glad to know that I am still working through it. I am working through it!

I gained a new presence of mind today, being able to look at myself, and know that that’s not who I am, that’s not what I want to become. I know that I have a purpose, and it’s inextricably linked with my Inner Divine Self. I’m working out how to work with that inner part of me, and sometimes that brings up feeling like a failure…but it’s really just another step to success, to building the me I want, in the life I want.


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