In our natural state of Freedom, our mind knows only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Nothing need be done, for there is no more to do. We are perfect, whole, and complete. Satisfied and filled full, our energy overflows to manifest only the Good, the Holy and the Beautiful.
Somehow I have balked in each round when the Guiding Thought says “Nothing need be done”. Obviously, you haven’t glimpsed my “to do” list for today. And yes, I generally have such a list each day. But I guess this Guiding Thought is not about that kind of doing-ness. If I accept the Thought, I also have to accept my perfection, and the perfection of the world around me – And that takes me back to “Desiderata” (my favorite is the Les Crane version) which states that “no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” I have a tendency to think I’m not doing enough – Not volunteering enough, not keeping up with acknowledging others’ contributions to my life, not saying “thank you” or “thinking of you” enough, not reaching out enough. When I voice these feelings of inadequacy, Steve will point to the pony wall lined with cards I’ve recently received from others, or will highlight the stack of hand made holiday gifts I’m working on, or the small gifts I’ve mailed recently. He’ll say, simple, “it’s enough”. And I know that I am enough, because I do my best to scatter out the Good, the Holy and the Beautiful. And, darned if I’m not learning how a boomerang works! If we send out the love, the good, the beautiful, in perfect symmetry it comes back to us in an unending cycle of energy from which we can draw what we need, and pass it on.
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Journey of Peace – Day 23
In our natural state of Freedom, our mind knows only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Nothing need be done, for there is no more to do. We are perfect, whole, and complete. Satisfied and filled full, our energy overflows to manifest only the Good, the Holy, and the Beautiful.
Reflection – Journey of Peace day 23 – Steve
As I sit here comtemplating this guiding thought, it is raining outside. My body is full and satisfied as we went out for lunch today (It is Mary’s birthday). As soon as we arrived at the restaurant, it started to rain. It was pouring, rain running down the big view windows. We were in no hurry to go back out. There was nothing we needed to do, except place our orders, and watch the rain. Warm and dry inside, cold and wet outside.
Now, back home, the rain has let up. Our day is open. I am looking forward to the possibility of snuggling up, and taking a warm nap this afternoon. There is nowhere we need to go, nothing I need to do (other than complete this reflection). We are at times nesting creatures. There is a sense of safety, of serenity to be inside a warm place, and looking forward to some quiet time, perhaps a nap. These are healing times for us. There is nothing lacking, we are complete. We are free to enjoy the Good, the Holy, and the Beautiful.
Now, it’s Nap Time.
Journey of Peace – Day 23 – Lita
In our natural state of Freedom, our mind only knows serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Nothing need be done…
The apple tree outside of my studio is in its final stage of fruit production, and soon it will release its leaves. I am lucky enough to witness the cycle of the leaf and flower buds as they emerge. I have to wait quite a bit for the fruit to come as this is a variety which requires cold for the ripening process. This particular season has produced a bumper and tasty crop of apples. I am reminded regularly, that this tree really knows how to be an apple tree, nothing less.
In truth, I am kind of jealous of this apple tree which is Good, Beautiful, Holy. I don’t always know how to be myself. I get off the track of my true nature, and that is why I find today’s guiding thoughts to be comforting and reassuring. I am enough. There is nothing to be done. This is another antidote to panic, irritability and anxiety I experience when I get off the path and think I can control it all.
As I reflect, I am reminded that I have a whole list of resources available to me which help me get back on track to my true nature, and now an old commercial comes to mind…the one with the slap on the forehead…I could have had a V-8. I’d like to think of this as more comical than an actual put down. I am still whole, perfect, and complete, even when I forget.