Back to Basics (Purpose 1.2.24)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
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Guiding Thought

Our Inner Divine Mind is always expressing itself in all ways through our Own Loving Presence. This is its True Nature, thus this is our True Nature. We turn to our Inner Divine Mind as the Source of our happiness, purpose, and fulfillment. We allow It to flow through our Own Loving Presence and appear as all our activity, as every visible form and experience we could desire.


What do I believe? What do I want to believe? Who am I? What is my purpose? Do I believe that the Guiding Thought is actually guiding me? Is it taking me the direction I want to go?

Sometimes, I just need to do a check-in with myself. Questions like these help pull my head down, out of the clouds; they ground me, and bring me back to the very basic questions about life, and why I do what I do, why I think what I think, why I am the way I am. They ground me in me.


I know, I know, that sounds a little against the grain for someone who does these Journeys to be a better version of myself, to think with a love for all mentality, and to think in terms of a Universal One, a Divine Unity.

But the fact is, I (this body, this personality) exists in time, in 3 dimensional space, interacting with other bodies and personalities in time and 3 dimensional space. There may be Oneness here, but while we are still perceiving both time and 3D, we are perceiving difference, and separation. Time and space constructs are necessary for our learning how to no longer perceive through time and space.

We are learning to let go of perception. Perception–what we sense through our senses–is the seat of our interpretation of everything “out there” as both different and separate. “All” we need to do is to step through the perception into being our infinite and eternal selves. It only takes an instant, a “twinkling of the eye”. Here is how A Course in Miracles puts it:

What is time without a past and future? It has taken time to misguide you so completely, but it takes no time at all to be what you are. Begin to practice the Holy Spirit’s use of time as a teaching aid to happiness and peace. Take this very instant, now, and think of it as all there is of time. Nothing can reach you here out of the past, and it is here that you are completely absolved, completely free and wholly without condemnation. From this holy instant wherein holiness was born again you will go forth in time without fear, and with no sense of change with time.

If you are tempted to be dispirited by thinking how long it would take to change your mind so completely, ask yourself, “How long is an instant?” Could you not give so short a time to the Holy Spirit for your salvation? He asks no more, for He has no need of more. It takes far longer to teach you to be willing to give Him this than for Him to use this tiny instant to offer you the whole of Heaven. In exchange for this instant He stands ready to give you the remembrance of eternity. (emphasis mine)

Many times I wonder, “why am I not there yet? how long does it take? If it only takes an instant, why isn’t the instant now?”

That’s the only reason it’s a journey. Because it takes far longer for us to decide to give a mere instant to the Peace of Heaven than for the Peace of Heaven to enter our consciousness.

I believe that I am learning. I believe that I am closer to accepting the Truth of Our Inner Divine Mind always expressing itself in all ways through our Own Loving Presence.

I believe that I somehow my Inner Divine Mind is the Source of my Purpose, and as I live that Purpose, at one with Divine Mind, I am being myself, as my Self.

Each day, each step, collapses time, until I can truly give that instant to the Holy Spirit, and I will experience Heaven in the twinkling of an eye.



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