Simplicity– Worth (1.3.26)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
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Guiding Thought

We are ALL One. We are not alone. Alone becomes All One in Unity and Healing. We are that which I am, 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 we are free—together.


What are your spiritual goals? What do you want to attain? Why do you seek? Why do you pray and do practices? What do you think “spirituality” is all about? What do you think life is all about?

When I was a kid…

  • I wanted to be an apostle. I wanted to be “chosen”. I wanted the holy spirit to descend upon me.
  • I wanted to heal–both myself and others. This was inspired as much by Jesus’ healings as well as the phrase, “physician, heal thy self”.
  • I wanted to be good–as in “pleasing to God”.
  • I wanted to know the Truth–the Truth of God and the truth of myself (Know Thyself!).
  • I wanted to be light, to transfigure literally from physical matter to light energy.

Of these things, I did really strive to “be good”–this was one of my earliest goals that translated my spiritual beliefs into material actions. I was a good kid, and I worked at being a good kid.

I also have always been a good thinker, so knowing myself, and thinking about what the truth is, came easily to me, also.

The other things on that list were a bit harder to figure out. I would pray, and “meditate” and do breathing practices without knowing what I was doing. When I got hurt, I would naturally calm my breath, and think about bringing light to my injury. But it wasn’t like I was practicing, because I didn’t know what I was doing. It was more like I was playing–I was a kid, after all, but I also knew that I was figuring something out, somehow.

It seems like it got more complicated as I became a young adult, and was exposed to things like Reiki, Gurumayi, the Hare Krishna faith, and Reverend Sun Myung Moon when I was in college. I had to begin to discern what resonated with what I had established in my mind as the path I wanted to be on, and what was discordant with that path. There were a lot more choices, and I had to trust myself to make the right ones.

It hasn’t gotten simpler for me. A Course in Miracles, Buddhism, Hinduism, Quakerism, Sanatan Dharma, Jharra, Mantra, Orthodox Christianity, to name just a few of the writings and belief systems that have contributed to my total understanding of myself and why I’m here.

What are my spiritual goals? What do I want to attain? Why do I seek? Why do I pray and do practices? What do I think “spirituality” is all about? What do I think life is all about?

Part of me wants to be a kid again so I can stop thinking about all this. What does Oneness mean, anyway? and even if I understand it, how do I do it? What do I do for Unity, and Healing? …Freedom feels like such an important concept–but is there more to it than breaking the birth-death cycle? What is True Freedom–and how do we achieve it together? 

I want simplicity. How do I do that?


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