Only Then Do the Boundaries Dissolve — 02.13.11

Welcome to Round Two! 

Thank you for being here– for those of you Journeying on your own/with us, and for those of you just beginning. We are all on the Upward Spiral of Ascension, each taking their own steps to evolve individual and human consciousness to align with and express Divine Consciousness. These Journeys lay out a path to follow on a Journey that has no end (Divine Consciousness is Infinite and Eternal, afterall!). So…Welcome, and I am so grateful for you to be here, adding your light on the path.

In Round Two, the Guiding Thoughts shift from a focus of “I” to a focus of “you”. See this page for an extended explanation.

Also for this round, our Guest Journeyer is now Lita. Steve’s beautiful reflections will continue in the comments section, so if you enjoyed his writings, please follow up and read those. For Round Three, Mary will be the Guest Journeyer, then Steve will be back for Round Four.

And as a reminder: this is not “my” Journey, not Lita’s Journey, not Steve or Mary’s Journey. This is our Journey– all of us, together. Feel free to add your reflections with us in the comments section.


Guiding Thought

You are Love. You have infinite Love to give; therefore, You are capable to give Love infinitely. Filled with Love, your energy is vibrant. All of Life responds to your inner State of Being with mutual harmony.

Reflection
Lita

Infinite Love to Give – this is certainly a challenge during stressful times.

My first exposure to the Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation was offered as a way to deal with a very stressful work experience. I was trying to figure out a way to heal and forgive what I perceived as underhanded and deceitful actions by co-workers. Each of us, in our own camps, was “right” and justified in our actions.

The first round or cycle of the Metta Meditation is directed towards the Self. The second round is directed towards others (personal connections). And the third round is directed to the larger community or the Universe, or all sentient beings. Well, at least, this is how I learned it.

I worked hard at extending peace, even forgiveness, to a very sticky situation. My ego, needing to be right, was extending benevolence…and working hard at it.

In retrospect, I know I leaped over that first round of the practice – the self – too soon. I am coming to know how essential it is to attend to this first step: May I dwell in the Heart. May I know my True Nature (I am Love), May I be Healed. May I be at Peace.

When I settle into a steady practice of the Metta in the first round, then I open to knowing that my true nature is Infinite Love. Then, and only then, do the boundaries (who is right religiously, politically, personally, etc.) dissolve and I am able to extend the Infinite Love, Infinite Loving Kindness to everyone and everywhere.

3 thoughts on “Only Then Do the Boundaries Dissolve — 02.13.11

  1. Day 11 Peace – Mary
    Honestly, I feel like I’ve been a little “flip” about the first 10 days of this Journey. I had some surgery recently and have been focused a lot on the healing/recovery process. I’d like to add that that process has gone extremely well. But, now I’m feeling like I really “should” jump into this Journey of Peace with both feet, rather than just dabbling my big toe in the waters. So, what does it mean to “be love”? I begin by thinking of all the people I love and have loved so far in this lifetime. It’s a quite extensive list. In every case, I have known love in return. It hasn’t always been expressed in the way I would most have chosen. But I know that everyone I’ve met along the way has responded to the love I offer by loving me to the best of their ability. And after all these years, I find no shortage of love to either give or to receive. I have infinite Love to give, ergo “I am love”, as are you, and you, and you, too!

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  2. You are Love. You have infinite Love to give; therefore, You are capable to give Love infinitely. Filled with Love, your energy is vibrant. All of Life responds to your inner State of Being with mutual harmony.

    Reflection

    I have not felt very loving today. There are some days when I read the Guiding Thought and I am RIGHT THERE with it, as though the Guiding Thought is speaking directly to me and I am absolutely on the same page. Today has not been one of those days.

    Today has been a day of visiting, or re-visiting my mis-perceptions, my ignorance, old patterns, old hurts and injuries… all such things that are still in need of transformation and transmutation.

    So all day I have been laying my “stuff” at that feet of God, asking for Transmutation, asking for Him to receive and purify all that is unlike the Love of God.

    I AM Love. I Know this. I also know that there are still layers that prevent me from Knowing myself as Love.

    Until I am 100%, Fully Full Full Full of Perfect Consciousness of the Divine Love I AM… and that includes you, for we are ONE… Until WE are 100% Fully Full Full Full of Knowing Ourselves AS the Love we Are…there are still layers to go through.

    Won’t you help me by transmuting your own layers, and laying your “stuff” at the feet of God, so that WE have less and less stuff to get through?

    Thank you.

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  3. Reflection – day 11 Steve
    I am Love. These three simple words say so much. For it is the Big “I”, my inner self, my True Self that is this Love. It is not my ego, my little “i” that partakes of Love. “i” have a big “I”? That is a profound distinction. For if I had no Big “I”, no True self, I would not be able to experience infinite love, I would not be able to hold it, I would not be able to give it away freely. Ego love may be puppy love, or romantic love, but not infinite love.
    If I accept this guiding thought and its implications, then I accept that I have a True Self, and that I am connected with the All in One. I accept that I am Love, and have infinite Love to give. With Love, all things are possible. Accepting this in my heart (not just in my head) moves me beyond my ego limited world view, and into the realm of Oneness. My energy is vibrant, and All Life responds to my inner being of Love.
    Indian saint Maharajji Neem Karoli Baba says it simply; Love everyone, feed everyone, remember God. Jesus said: So faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is Love.

    What Remains
    When anger is Gone, What Remains?

    When Frustration is Gone, What Remains?

    When waiting is gone, what Remains?

    When all else is gone, what remains?

    What remains, is Love

    Steve G. Wallace

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