The Biggest Challenge –Gratitude 2.8.35

Guiding Thought

When I am aware of my Self of Love, I see the world through new eyes. Love is the Source of all I see, all I experience; it is the very activity of Life itself. I place my faith in the Principle of Love and receive with gratitude all my experiences.

Reflection / Contemplation

When I identify the experiences in my life with my Self of Love, I am invoking the Principle of Love to come forth into my life.

What is this Self of Love? This is key.

Please note that it is more important to feel what this concept means for you, than to define it with words, or to read what I think about it. Please take a moment to do whatever you do that connects you with your deepest/highest Self, then continue reading.

I have worked with this idea “Self of Love” labeled in different ways.

The first label that I began with, when I was a teenager was “higher self”. Those words just made sense to me when I began exploring my spirituality. I am me, but there is part of me that has a higher perspective, which is more loving, more kind, more wise than “I” am. This higher self is accessible to me, and when I connect with it, I can experience it as me.

A second label that I have used is my “I AM Presence”. This also has just made sense to me. Coming from a Judeo-Christian background, and knowing that the name God gave to Moses was, ” I AM that I AM”, it feels like I AM connecting my little self with God, when I think about I AM. (There’s a whole lot more to this for me now, but this isn’t the time to go into it.)

A third label that I use, but mainly within these Journeys is my “Divine Presence”. This also connects my mind/heart with God, the Diving, with me–this personality living this life.

A fourth label that I am aware of, but do not use very often, is “Christ Presence”, and along these lines, also, “Krishna Presence”. Personally, I just do not connect with these labels. They don’t resonate with me.

And of course, there is “Self of Love”, which is used in today’s Guiding Thought.

As I said, the labels are less important than feeling the concept: that there is a part of you that is you that knows you better than you know yourself, and is wiser, more loving, more connected with All, more everything that is Love, than you are, but that as you, can be invoked into your being, into your life, and into your experiences, so that you can be and live as that part of you.

Whew. Ok, that was a long preface, just to say this:

There’s a situation in my life currently, in which there is so much to do, so many things to figure out, so many paths which need to converge at all of the exact appropriate times, and so many pieces/scenarios to figure out, that I (little me) cannot do it. I just can’t. I don’t have enough information, I can’t see all of the (infinitely) possible options and scenarios, I can’t work out the timing, because there’s too much involved.

So, I have been doing a lot of work with my Higher Self, my Self of Love, my I AM Presence, my Divine Presence, my Christ/Krishna Self.

Here is what I have been doing: I connect with my I AM Presence. Then, I identify my I AM Presence as the perfect fulfillment of this situation. Then I affirm, “I AM that I AM” (where “that” signifies the perfect fulfillment of this situation).

The situation is very involved; there is a lot going on and a lot to do (a lot of activity). But the biggest challenge for me is not time management, or stress of getting everything done. The biggest challenge for me is keeping my mind identified with my I AM Presence, and continuing to identify my I AM Presence as the perfect fulfillment of this situation.

I feel like this is a step in my progress, and it relates to this verse, from Malachi (3:10):

prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Keeping my mind on the Divine Presence within, as the Source of the Perfect Outcome is how I “prove”. It is up to me to maintain my mind and heart steadfast in faith in the Divine Presence within. It’s not up to me to figure it out. It’s not up to me to think about the details and how they are all going to work together. It’s not up to me to plan (because I don’t have all the information). It is up to me to prove the Divine Presence is active in my life and affairs.

Did I mention this is a big challenge?

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