Today is the day to declare your commitment to the Journey, or to yourself, or to your practice. Commitment sets up the consistency of action. Where in your life would you benefit from greater consistency of action? Consistency of action increases reliability, dependability, trust, and confidence. Where in your life would you benefit from greater reliability, dependability, trust, and confidence?
It only takes 10 minutes a day–5 minutes of reading/contemplating and 5 minutes of writing. Consistency matters more than how much time you spend daily. (I have several practices I commit to, but that is not necessary for you; just decide what you can commit to accomplish and go with that.)
Before I get to the commitment, though, I’d just like to note: I haven’t even gotten to the days of contemplation, and the Journey has already begun. It was like after I wrote the Why yesterday, and talked about how my desires/needs have decreased, and my gratitude has increased…lots of things showed up which increased my desires and decreased my awareness of my gratitude. I started the ball rolling, and every bump that is in its way reared up and reminded me that I have more work to do. Fortunately, I can see those bumps for what they are: pointers to where I need to bring light. I do not need to get caught up in feeling like I have reverted to some “lower” stage; I can be thankful that this process has brought these things into my awareness, so that I can clear them. This may be an interesting Journey (aren’t they always?).
I declare, with great enthusiasm and excitement, that on this Journey of Fulfillment, I am committed to increasing my awareness and understanding of the presence of Fulfillment already in my life and my experience! It is my intention to maintain a constant awareness of True Fulfillment, which I experience through my consciousness– through my awareness. I commit to remembering as often as possible every day to be thankful for the Divine Grace that sustains me.
I am committed to contemplating the Guiding Thoughts for at least 5 minutes each day, and to writing my response.
I am also committed to continuing the work I began during Journeys of Healing and abundance, and I commit to continue being gentle, caring, and nurturing to myself.
Further, I commit to being aware of aligning my ideas of fulfillment with practical actions of work, relationships, emotional and mental health, and all aspects of my life.
I commit to these other practices, in addition to this Journey:
- Daily fire ceremony
- Daily meditation
I dedicate this Journey to the Oneness and Unity of All. May each step I take serve to uplift all of humanity; may my thoughts, words, feelings, and actions be a vehicle through which God may enter the world to love and serve all life.