The process of these Journeys, in a nutshell–Worth (1.3.39)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
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Guiding Thought

I extend the Love that I am, for that is all I truly am. As I learn to be aware, to understand, and to Know my own will as Love, and make choices according to that will, my life experiences become worthy of me. Expressing my Self that is wholly Love and United with All is the only choice that is worthwhile. It is the only thing that brings me satisfaction, the only choice that allows me to experience my Self—the Love that I am. My-your-our- freedom depends on my right choices, depends on my choosing what is worthy and what is not; it depends on me, depends on you, depends on us.

Reflection

This is what the word dialectic means to me: A person has thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, which guide and prompt action. Those actions become the material or physical representation of those thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, the “out-picturing”, if you will. Once out-pictured, the person experiences those thoughts, feelings, and beliefs objectively; in other words, they are not merely internal, where everything is experienced purely subjectively. They are externalized where the subject can experience his or her own subjectivity as an objective form. When experienced in this way, the subject–the source of the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs–gains a new viewpoint, a new perspective, that of observer as well as participant, subject and object together. From this new perspective and accompanying objectivity, the subject then has the opportunity to modify the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. The interaction of subject with its own object brings about, or has the potential to bring about, change within the subject. That change is one of modifications to the original thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. The modified thoughts feelings, and beliefs then become out-pictured, and the process starts all over again.

In a dialectic, there is this constant interplay between subject and object, as well as a continuous leap-frog effect, as the subjective self leaps over its objective perspective to land at a new point, which will again be leapt-over.

If you understand this, your approach to the Journeys will be strengthened and enhanced. The Guiding Thoughts often refer to this interplay, this dialectic.

Today’s Guiding Thought brings this out very clearly: As I learn to be aware, to understand, and to Know my own will as Love, and make choices according to that will, my life experiences become worthy of me.  This sentence is totally about a dialectic.

It begins with learning. It’s not saying anyone has the answers or that there is any conclusion. It recognizes a process in which there are varying degrees of awareness, understanding, and knowledge.

Then it focuses on the specific thoughts, feelings, and beliefs regarding Love, and the will to Love.

Because it has already acknowledged that there is a learning process, it’s not making any judgment either positive or negative about those thoughts, feelings, and beliefs; it’s merely pointing out that there are choices that come with them.

Those choices then out-picture as experiences.

This then returns us to the idea of a learning process, because no experience is an end-point. As I learn, my experiences become worthy of me.

If you are able to do this dialectical process consciously (the whole point of doing these consciousness journeys!), the more adept you will become at recognizing which thoughts are out-picturing, and what modifications you can make for an experience that you want to choose.

Journey of Worth (1.3.38)

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Guiding Thought

I am worth the effort it requires to move my mind into Love. I am worth the time of waiting, in patience, for Knowing to arrive. Every moment, every second that I open to simply being willing for Love to enter is a moment offered to Eternity; a moment offered to healing, a moment offered to Unity.

Love simply settles slowly, quietly, gently, beyond sense-perception. So I must wait in patience and take the effort to move my mind to join the quiet stillness of Love. Here I rest. Here is Peace. Here is all I want and need.

Reflection

I realized this morning that I think about healing a lot less than I used to. It used to be one of my more-dominant aspirations or goals; I wanted to be a healer, and to heal myself, and I spent a lot of time doing healing practices, and just focusing on healing. I suppose in some ways, I’ve achieved this goal, and maybe that’s why it’s not as dominant now. But at the same time, there is still so much to heal.

Because I honestly believe we all heal together. Every time something comes up for me and I work through it to get to more balance, peace, and harmony, a little bit of you receives more balance, peace, and harmony–and vice versa.

There’s just so much to heal. We have so far to go. No effort is wasted.

In order for me to believe that I am worth the effort, I must also believe that you are  worth it, too. It’s not like I can stop healing, because until we all exist in 100% peace, balance, and  harmony, each of us has more to heal, because we are all doing it together.

I spent about 10 minutes this morning doing a healing meditation; that’s what started all this. I thought, “What would the world be like if everyone took just 10 minutes a day to do a healing meditation”? Can you imagine how the world would change? The effort is so small, the rewards so huge. Every drop matters. Every moment matters. Every effort matters.

I never plan for things to work out perfectly, but so often they do. The next Journey is Journey of Healing.

Even before today, I was thinking, “Thank God, the next Journey is Healing; I feel like I’ve been through the wringer, and I need to rest in Peace, take care of myself, and be gentle with myself”.

Focusing on healing will allow us to embrace and assimilate what we have learned consciously and sub-consciously about our Worth. It’s a time to give ourselves what we deserve, what we now know we deserve.

I know we’re not there yet, but I am going to reinvigorate my interest in healing now, before the next Journey begins. It’s so important. Every effort matters, and we are all in this together.

I’m going to do the mediation I did this morning every day until the next Journey begins. Then maybe continue it through the next Journey, we’ll see.

You may join me if you like; it can be found here: https://youtu.be/9XgV07MD7g0. You’re worth it.

Uncovering the path– Worth (1.3.37)

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Guiding Thought

I claim who I am, the essence of my Self, established in and by Love. My Self shines with the strength, beauty and power of its essence, Love. As I open to my Self, accept my Self, and Love my Self, the Life of Unity infuses all my activity and transforms my consciousness. Life as my Self renews my Joy and restores my trust in Life itself.

Reflection

Staying in balance.

Walking the path.

Keeping the Faith.

Allowing Love.

Where did I begin this Journey anyway? Oh, yes, with the intention of living a life worthy of the Holy Spirit.

“…the Life of Unity infuses all my activity and transforms my consciousness. Life as my Self renews my Joy and restores my trust in Life itself.” That sounds like living a life worthy of the Holy Spirit. In the Holy Spirit, is a life of unity.

I think, at least, that I am on the right track. There’s always a balance between spiritual and material in these practices. I must keep the faith in the spiritual, while I live in and experience the material.

The spiritual does not always come through the material when I want it to, and does not always look how I want it to look.

There’s been a lot of that going on this Journey: Keeping the faith.

Keeping the Faith also means working through doubt, and the guilt that feeling doubt brings up.

I’ve been working through a lot on this Journey. Every day I’ve been releasing, transforming, surrendering. All the panic, all the anxiety has been continually offered up.

I believe in setting an intention for a reason. The intention tells God-Spirit-Soul “hey, this is what I want”. If the intention is also what God wants for me, God shows me the path.

I believe that God wants me to live a life worthy of the Holy Spirit. The path though? Its been through a dense jungle of masses of thickets, branches, and tangled growth.

Clearing that mess away is my work, not God’s and that’s why I’ve had so much crap and junk–it’s all the underbrush and tangled mess. The path is there, God created it in perfect harmony with His Will.

It’s up to me to uncover it and follow it. If I am sincere in my intention, and sincere in the work, the uncovered path leads me to my goal, my intention, which is also God’s goal and Will for me.

Opening to New Experience — Worth (1.3.36)

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Guiding Thought

We are ALL One. I am not alone. Alone becomes All One in Unity and Healing. I am that which you are, which we become together. There is no separation—through healing and forgiveness, we unite. At One there are no limits, at One there are no boundaries. At One I am free—with you.

Reflection

I’ve been holding the panic and anxiety at bay with mantra and prayers. This experience has opened conversations with people of faith, and about how we negotiate the trials, balance the line between maintaining faith and being human, and generally just get through it. I have felt a rewarding camaraderie with these people, a feeling of “I’m not the only one”. Even though I am going through this alone, I don’t feel alone.

I grew up pretty much autonomous, left to my own devices to figure things out for myself. I’m not used to having support, encouragement, or help to get me through things.

When something is outside my field of vision, if I don’t go looking for it, I don’t see it. That has been the case for me most of my life regarding this. I just never thought about help, or asking for it.

Now, I think I am opening to it, through my prayers. And, I’m getting a response: people listen with compassion and share their experiences. I’m not alone.

It’s really nice.

Journey of Worth (1.3.35)

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Guiding Thought

There is only one Will. That Will is Love: your Love, my Love, our Love, together. Only when I will in Love is the outcome assured in Love. Only when I will in Love do I know the results are truly beneficial to all, including myself. Only when I will with Love am I Free, and I affirm with certainty “All is as it should be”.

Reflection

“Willing in Love” means aligning one’s mind-heart-desires-intention with the Will of Love, the One Will. Since there is only One Will, which is Love, It is the only thing that knows how to bring about love, peace, and joy for everyone.

This means letting go of attachments to lower, egoistic goals and desires. How can I will for myself, without knowing if the outcome is going to be beneficial for others? I can’t. There’s no way I can put the pieces together, with my limited vision, my sparse understanding.

It does not necessarily mean letting go of goals and desires. It’s just letting go of the attachment to them. As long as I am willing to relinquish my goals to a higher good, brought about by the Will of Love, then I–and everyone else–will receive the highest good possible. In my experience, this is always better than anything I could have imagined or planned for myself.

This takes a lot of self-honesty. When do I cling to lower egoistic things because “it’s what I want”? I need to recognize these instances and be willing to let go of my “it’s all about me” syndrome.

Above all else, I want the Peace of God. I want a mind that can live in my body, experiencing my life knowing “all is well”. This is how I accomplish that.

Journey of Worth (1.3.34)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
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Guiding Thought

My worth is inestimable, beyond compare!

I always know I have everything to give—thus, I may always give freely! I know my worth, I give it; I give freely, and I Know in the giving!

As I give, I learn, allowing Joy and Peace to lead and to guide me. I follow willingly for I know: Where there is Joy and Peace, there is Love; where there is Love, I Am; where I Am, I am giving my inestimable worth.

Reflection

Bring your highest Self–your I AM presence, your Divine Self–to every interaction, to the best of your ability.

Because this is your Self of inestimable worth, your only self of inestimable worth.

This is the Self that is Love and Knows you as Love. This is the self that is infinite And Knows you as infinite.

This is why you can give Love infinitely when you know yourself as the Truth of who you are. That self is both Love and. Infinite, and that self is you.

Journey of Worth (1.3.33)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
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Guiding Thought

I know my Self when I share my Self. As I give my Self, I see my Source returned to me. All that is Whole, all that is Beauty, all that is Holy, reflects back to me in the Joy of Being, in the brilliance of Life, in the Unity of Self. I choose to share only the Self of Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy, that I may Know my Self as Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy.

Reflection

What I give, I get. This is the law of return, reaping what you sow. But, in today’s Guiding Thought, it’s also more than this. it’s a learning tool, a method for seeing and experiencing who and what I truly am, so that the reality of “me” can be experienced, validated, and encouraged to shine.

My Self from Source is my only true reality. My Self from Source is my Self that is Holy, beautiful, filled with joy, and whole. In reality, this is all I Am. But in order to experience myself this way, I first need to give it.

This calls into question what I think about myself, what I believe about myself, and who I think I am.

This is why many people have a gap between the higher and lower self. Their belief systems and personal definitions are contrary to the reality of who they are. In order to express the Reality, they must UNlearn belief systems that have taught them they are only their lower-self, or a mixture of lower and higher.

Following this Guiding Thought–sharing “the Self of Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy” is part of that deconstruction, and then rebuilding. The more a person focuses on, and shares the Reality of who they are, the more quickly that reality is reflected, and thus replaces the belief systems that inhibit that reality.