Every One of Us –Journey of Courage 02.09.15

Guiding Thought

Be ready and willing, here and now, to be courageous. Release your mind’s idea of security, of “right” and of “wrong”. Allow your personality to dissolve and to become One with the Love that Is, everywhere. All false boundaries evaporate like mist in the sun as you devote yourself to the Oneness of Love.

Contemplation / Reflection

Be ready and willing, here and now, to be courageous – sometimes it feels like just getting out of bed each morning is courageous!  Despite making plans and having “to do” lists, one never really knows what opportunities for courage will present themselves on any given day. If I think about the potential threats in each day, I can be overwhelmed. It takes courage and trust to get on an airplane and travel in a silver bullet hurtling 500 miles an hour a mile or more above the Earth. It takes courage to cross the street, trusting in each driver to heed the speed limits and stop lights. It takes courage to eat a meal, given all we hear about what’s “good” to eat and what’s hazardous. Face it, being alive is a courageous act! Then I think about the fact that EVERY ONE OF US living on this planet today, or who has ever, or ever will live, is indeed, a courageous warrior. What is “security”? Thinking that we are fearful, timid, weak individuals, that is a big pile of “false boundaries”. We are courageous daughters and sons of an incomprehensible and beautiful creative source. How can we, how can I, not want to dance in the rain and sing in the sunshine that showers Lovingkindness on us all. How can I not bow in love and awe to every one of my sisters and brothers who, just like me, has the courage simply to BE here, to be alive, to laugh, to cry and to love on this precious blue planet?

Guest Contributor Mary Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

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There is Only the Path that is Right for You –Journey of Courage 02.09.14

Guiding Thought

You are safe in Divine Love’s assurance. Have the courage to face the ignorance and illusions within yourself and root them out. Allow the Light of Love to enter your mind and heart. Divine Love shines within you destroying anything false, transforming you from within.

Contemplation / Reflection

Sometimes I wonder if, spiritually, I’m on “The Path” at all.  It feels like I’m operating in my own, isolated little world. I don’t attend church services. While I do meditate and recite mantras, I don’t “practice” with any sense of discipline. Often, when I read books of a spiritual nature, my eyes glaze and I find myself dozing off.  How can I consider myself a spiritual student/being at all?  Then, I find myself sitting in an airport, with “spare” time before my flight. I’m talking in earnest with a woman who, instead of reporting to the hospital for a life-altering and possibly life-threatening surgery, has opted to purchase a one-way ticket to Hawaii.  Based on what she shares, she’s courageous, scared and clearly not getting the spiritual and emotional support she craves from family and friends. In about 30 minutes we share smiles, tears, hugs and phone numbers.  Oh, and did I mention, all this time, I’m at the WRONG GATE for my flight due to a gate change?!  Sometimes, I think I’m not “doing it right”, that there’s a particular teaching or practice or ritual that’s required. Then Divine Love sits me down next to someone who needs to speak as much as I need to listen, and I feel reassured that I am, in fact, in the right place at the right time. The belief that I am not on the right path is, perhaps, the falsehood that needs to be transformed.

 

Guest Contributor Mary Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

Journey of Courage is now available as a free book.
You no longer need to wait for the Guiding Thoughts to be posted here daily–you may move at your own pace. This link will take you to the document in Dropbox; you may download it from there.

Become a Guest Contributor
If you think you might possibly like to be a guest contributor at some point for a future Journey (taking your next courageous step!), as Mary is doing now, please email me: susan@withpearls.com. We can talk. Smooth. Easy. No pressure. Just take that step and we’ll see how it goes from there.