Ask.: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.07

Guiding Thought

My consciousness is the gateway through which Divine Love flows, materializing my infinite Supply. I am now conscious of my own Inner Divine Presence—Infinite Love—expressing through me, providing me with the means to be aware, to understand, and to know It as my Self– more and more!

Reflection

I’ve been working a lot with words like “tangible” or “concrete” or “experienced” when I do my healing work. No longer do I simply ask for healing energy; I ask that it show up for the person I am working with in tangible or concrete ways, asking for them to experience healing in a way that they can recognize.

Similarly, when I direct my energy toward abundance, I ask for it to show up in tangible, concrete ways.

Divine Source does not know illness or lack, limitation or poverty. It only know wholeness, health, abundance. That is what it isThus, that is how Divine Source knows me.

If I say to Divine Source, “flow through me, be me, give me all the health and prosperity you can!” It says, “I’m already doing that. I am pouring forth the Fullness of Being to you at all times!”

Divine Source does not understand the little mind of scarcity. Divine Source only knows Itself as It IS, nothing else. It cannot join us in our consciousness of anything less than what It is. All it Knows is that It is constantly flowing in, through, and around us.

If I am not seeing or experiencing that flowing-forth of abundance, it’s up to me to expand upward to join The Full, Pure Consciousness of All Being.

And since that Full, Pure Energy of Being is always flowing forth as me, I can direct it where, when, and how I want it to appear in my life. How do I do that?

I say something like this, “I am my I AM Presence. I am One with the Full, Pure Energy and Consciousness of All Being. As that Oneness, I direct the Full, Pure Energy of Being to flow into my material reality providing me with tangible, concrete goods, services, and money for me to utilize in my life and experiences. And with deepest gratitude, I offer the Full, Pure Love of my Being to Divine Source (my Father-Mother-God), in gratitude for the opportunity to serve.”

Ask for tangible prosperity, in ways you’ll recognize it. Ask for what you want. Direct the energy. After all, it’s your energy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Implementation: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.06

Guiding Thought

Increasing my thoughts of Love and my attitude of service dispels all fear of lack and limitation. As I serve more people with Love, money and wealth flow abundantly to me. I use money and wealth with love and wisdom to create a life I love through my highest vision.

Reflection

Wow. So much comes up for me today.

  1. “As I serve more people”: I’ve been saying regularly, “I offer this >fill in the blank< to my Father-mother God for the opportunity to serve”
  2. “increasing my thoughts of Love”: I’ve been saying to myself regularly, “I pour forth the full, pure Love of my being to >name< for >condition or quality (like healing)<
  3. just thought this morning: that what I want to create is a life that is worthy of me.

It seems like I have already implemented the basic components of this Guiding Thought.

And, that’s the point, right? To implement.

It’s no good if the Guiding Thought remains mental masturbation, the fleeting, momentary satisfaction of “ok, I did that. I’m done”. The Guiding Thought must be implemented. That’s what bridges the Spiritual and the Material: The mental must become physical. Thought must become reality.

Thought always becomes reality. The question is what is your reality? And What thoughts did you have that formed into your material world?

But more than that: What thoughts have you chosen consciously today that is creating your world tomorrow? 

You are today because of what you were yesterday. You will be tomorrow because of what you are today. Form yourself. Now is the time you have to become what you imagine yourself to be. Implement your imagination, and become…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Removing Obstacles to Perfect Fulfillment: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.05

Guiding Thought

My Inner Divine Love Presence Knows what I need or desire before I do. It is constantly providing me with ideas, material goods, situations, and interactions to fulfill all my needs and desires. I relax and allow the Presence Within to supply me with everything I need.

Reflection

What came to mind as soon as I read the first sentence was the song “Are My Hands Clean” by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

The song itself is about oppression and exploitation of workers. This makes it a very interesting juxtaposition to this Guiding Thought. The song maps the travels of the raw materials and labor that go into making a blouse, from El Salvador to the US to Cargill, back to the US, then to Venezuela, then to Trinidad and Tobago, then back to the US, then to Haiti, then back to the US…

Corresponding this to the Guiding Thought (minus the oppression and exploitation) is that whatever I need or desire is known to my Inner Divine Presence when it’s the equivalent of a raw material. My Inner Divine Presence knows the path that everything I need or desire will take in order to get to me. It knows the people that need or desire will pass through; it knows the shortest path; it knows how every situation needs to turn out, sequentially, in order for whatever I need or desire to make its way to me.

If I need or desire a new residence, My Inner Divine Presence not only knows the best place for me to move to, but it knows the way I will find it, how I will come up with the money for the move, who will help me make the move, etc. If I cooperate with my Inner Divine Presence, and follow Its Plan, every step is already set up perfectly in advance. If I am not listening to my Inner Divine Presence, and think that I know better, there will be bumps, detours, delays…

If you have ever worked with the energy of Shri Ganesha, you know that this is how Ganesh helps: he removes the ego-driven decisions about what someone thinks “is best”, thus opening and allowing the Divine Plan to have Its perfect way.

 

 

Text and video, Are My Hands Clean? 

I wear garments touched by hands from all over the world
35% cotton, 65% polyester, the journey begins in Central America
In the cotton fields of El Salvador
In a province soaked in blood,
Pesticide-sprayed workers toil in a broiling sun
Pulling cotton for two dollars a day.
Then we move on up to another rung—Cargill
A top-forty trading conglomerate, takes the cotton through the Panama Canal
Up the Eastern seaboard, coming to the US of A for the first time
In South Carolina
At the Burlington mills
Joins a shipment of polyester filament courtesy of the New Jersey petro-chemical mills of
Dupont
Dupont strands of filament begin in the South American country of Venezuela Where oil
riggers bring up oil from the earth for six dollars a day
Then Exxon, largest oil company in the world,
Upgrades the product in the country of Trinidad and Tobago
Then back into the Caribbean and Atlantic Seas
To the factories of Dupont
On the way to the Burlington mills
In South Carolina
To meet the cotton from the blood-soaked fields of El Salvador
In South Carolina
Burlington factories hum with the business of weaving oil and cotton into miles of fabric
for Sears
Who takes this bounty back into the Caribbean Sea
Headed for Haiti this time—May she be one day soon free—
Far from the Port-au-Prince palace
Third world women toil doing piece work to Sears specifications
For three dollars a day my sisters make my blouse
It leaves the third world for the last time
Coming back into the sea to be sealed in plastic for me
This third world sister
And I go to the Sears department store where I buy my blouse
On sale for 20% discount
Are my hands clean?

 

 

 

 

 

Infinite Earth: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.04

Guiding Thought

Divine Love is infinite. Therefore, my source and supply are infinite. As I increase my consciousness of my Inner Divine-Love Presence as my Source and my Supply, money, wealth, and prosperity increase in my life experience—and I use that money, wealth, and prosperity to fully express my Inner Divine-Love Presence.

Reflection

I feel close to the Divine when I contemplate infinity.

Infinity never ends.

Concepts can be imagined infinitely. I can contemplate the idea of infinite peace, or infinite Love, or infinite harmony, or infinite perfection. Even though my brain spins, I can still imagine these concepts to exist infinitely.

But if I think about material things, it’s harder to imagine them infinite. After all, we live in a finite world, right? We’re using up the earth’s minerals, the fresh water, the forests. We need to replenish the resources, plant more trees, clean the air we have, because if we don’t they will run out, right? This body is finite; it will some day die and decay, right? There is scarcity, lack, nothing on earth is infinite; people must fight and compete over resources and goods…”enough to go around? Bah!”

At least that’s the mentality many humans have.

Odd, then, that this Guiding Thought indicates that “inifinite” is both spiritual (Divine Love) and material (my supply as money, wealth, and prosperity).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing Special: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.03

Guiding Thought

I fill my mind and heart with Love, aligning with the Light of Truth. Steadfast and focused on my own Loving Presence, I live in the peace of fulfillment of my own Divine Identity.

Reflection

There is a difference between “filling” and “feeling”.

I fill my mind and heart with Love regularly, using words/thoughts and visualizations. I’ve been practicing this for about 6 months, daily (well before this Journey began). There are lots of times when I don’t feel what I think Love feels like in my mind and heart: I don’t feel that warmth, that lifting, that flow of beauty.

I’ve gone back and forth with myself about this. Am I doing something wrong? Is Love actually filling my mind and heart (and if it is, why don’t I feel it?)? Aren’t I supposed to feel something? Aren’t I supposed to experience some kind of internal shift or movement that tells me Love is filling my mind and heart?

The human side of me wants an experience. It wants proof. It wants to know that it is accomplishing something. My mind wants to understand, and understanding means having something to point to, to dissect, to categorize.

But then I remind myself: Love is Infinite. That means Love is everywhere and is everything. It’s also beyond human understanding.

I am that Love.

Wherever I am, Love is. Whatever I am, I am Love. Whatever my experience, it is Love.

“I” can’t define it. “I” can’t understand it. The more “I” try, the more elusive it is, for I have inserted separation between myself and Love.

“My Divine Identity”: Love. There is no “special” feeling. There is no “special” experience. It is my natural expression, coming through this mind, this body infinitely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round and Round the Love Goes. 03.05.02

Guiding Thought

I choose to expand my consciousness and open my heart to Divine Love’s flow within me. Realizing my own Divine Presence, I know God as the Source and Fulfillment of all my good.

Reflection

I’ve been thinking about love lately, in the context of Divine flow: any Divine love comes through me, therefore, it’s not “mine”. What’s more, I don’t have to feel it in the same way that I might feel human love; and by this I mean that Divine Love is so much bigger than I am, I might not recognize it in the same way…I just need to trust that Divine Love is flowing through me.

It flows through me, out to where I direct it, then it flows back to me, so it can flow out once again.

Love is the first Law.

Love is what creates and sustains.

Everything else hinges on practicing Love.

This is why “love the Lord, thy God” is the first Christian commandment. God is the Source. Any love I give to God is simply going back to the Source, to be given back to me. And round and round the love goes.

Identity. Take it or Leave it. 03.05.01

 

Over the next 40 days, your mission is to read the provided Guiding Thoughts, reflecting on the words, the feeling, the meaning, for a minimum of 5 minutes, and then to write a response, or reflection, for a minimum of 5 minutes (or whatever you committed to).

 

Guiding Thought

Divine Love-Light is the Source of All. It is all good, all God. This Source is always seeking expression through me. My awareness of my personal identity as this Source provides me with infinite fulfillment and prosperity.

Reflection

“Identity”. I find it a bit ironic that the very first Guiding Thought of this Journey asks me to identify as something. I’ve spent a lot of my adult life throwing off labels, and definitions of who “I am”. Labels are so restrictive. If I claim a label, doesn’t it follow me? Once I state something as an identity, can I change my mind?

I know a guy whose whole identity revolves around [for example] being a social scientist. He converses as a social scientist. He memory works like a social scientist’s. He organizes like a social scientist. He analyzes behaviors and establishes relationships as a  social scientist. Everything he does, he sees and acts from his identity as a social scientist. And he’s not silent about it–he’s the one who says things like, “I don’t remember that conversation. I’m a social scientist; I remember data, not ideas”.

I just don’t understand being so invested in an identity. Especially an identity that can change with simply learning something new about myself, or growing and developing as a person.

Yet, the thing about identifying as the Source of All, is that since it’s ALL, containing everything, then that identity inherently contains everything. Anything I want to be, I am, when I identify as the expression of the Source of All.

I guess that solves my identity dilemma. When I accept myself as everything, then anything I express is the identity I have claimed!

Here is the Guiding Thought for tomorrow: 

I choose to expand my consciousness and open my heart to Divine Love’s flow within me. Realizing my own Divine Presence, I know God as the Source and Fulfillment of all my good.

Journey of Abundance: Commitment and Dedication 03.05.0

The commitment today serves as an agreement between you and yourself about what you are willing and able to do to see this Journey through to the end. Choose a commitment that you think you can keep: One day a week? Every other day? One day each round? Whatever you choose, please, I ask you: do it. Make the agreement with yourself. Keep the agreement with yourself. When you keep agreements with yourself, it teaches you that you are reliable, competent, trustworthy…and carries through on many different levels. This is about momentum and moving yourself forward in your spiritual growth.

The dedication for the Journey gives the Journey a purpose beyond you. The Journey is bigger than you are, so to say. Dedicate your Journey to at least one other person, to a greater purpose (“I dedicate this to the purpose of increasing my courage to demonstrate to others how to have more courage”) or to a Cause or Belief (like Love, or Oneness, or Harmony), or dedicate the Journey to God, the Divine, or to a Humanist ideal that you think would serve all of humanity. Write your own, or adapt what I have written below for yourself, in your voice, so that they feel right for you.

My Commitment

I commit to spending a minimum of 5 minutes each day for the next 40 days either reading and contemplating, or listening to and contemplating, the Guiding Thoughts. I commit to spending a minimum of 5 minutes each day for the next 40 days to reflecting on the Guiding Thoughts either via words or artistic expression (I’ve been thinking about painting again… this time, I want to paint fire!).

I commit. I commit. I commit. (If you have been here before, you know that I’ve faltered on recent Journeys in my commitments. I’m committing anew. The past if over. Life is NOW. I commit anew.)

Dedication

I dedicate all activity, energy, vibration, and movement of my physical, etheric, mental, and emotional bodies during each day of this Journey, during each meditation, each reflection, at all levels of consciousness to the Divine, for the benefit of all, including myself.

I dedicate all of the effects of the activity, energy, vibration, and movement of my physical, etheric, mental, and emotional body during each day of this Journey, during each meditation, each reflection, at all levels of consciousness to the Divine, for the benefit of all, including myself.

With deepest gratitude I offer this to the Divine, for the opportunity to serve.

We begin tomorrow with the Reflections!

Over the next 40 days, your mission is to read the provided Guiding Thoughts, reflecting on the words, the feeling, the meaning, for a minimum of 5 minutes, and then to write a response, or reflection, for a minimum of 5 minutes (or whatever you committed to).

Here is the first Guiding Thought, to get you started:

01 Divine Love-Light is the Source of All. It is all good, all God. This Source is always seeking expression through me. My awareness of my personal identity as this Source provides me with infinite fulfillment and prosperity.

 

 

Journey of Abundance: WHY? 03.05.00

Setting up the intention: Why do you want to do a Journey of Abundance? What are your expectations? What is your intention? What do you hope to get out of it?

Take a moment to reflect, and write…

Here are some preliminary questions to ask about Abundance to help you determine what this Journey may be about for you:

  • What is Abundance? What causes Abundance? What does Abundance mean to me?
  • What does it mean to be Abundant?
  • Where do I find Abundance?
  • When do I feel lack? When do I feel poor? When Do I feel limitation? Am I willing to release these things?
  • What is worthiness to me? If I “have” something, but it is “worthless” is it part of my prosperity?
  • How does Abundance serve my Purpose?
  • How do I express Abundance?
  • How do I bring Abundance to others and to the world?
  • What is the relationship of Abundance to love, peace, purpose, service to all, etc.?
  • What concepts branch out from Abundance? What hinges on it? What does it hinge on?

 

Here is my reflection:

I’ve done this Journey many times. Despite this, there is always more I learn about myself and about Abundance.

Of course, why not? Divine Source is Infinite. My consciousness can expand infinitely. The more I expand my consciousness, the greater my personal flow of abundance. Since I love experiencing tangible situations and things that directly correspond to how much my consciousness expands, this is a very fun Journey!

What’s new for me this Journey is: I really want to focus on is the correlation between Eternal Peace and Infinite Abundance.  What I am hoping to accomplish is becoming more centered and grounded in Divine Peace. And from there, from that deep, abiding, security of God’s Assurance, I want to experience Abundance.

There is too much external uncertainty going on right now about the economy, finances, income. I hope that, if I focus on Peace, I can help others find Peace in these outwardly uncertain economic times.

Peace (and Abundance!) be with you!

 

Journey of Abundance: Introduction

What is Abundance? It’s more than the Law of Attraction. It’s more than magnetism. It’s definitely more than getting money. Yet, these things are part of it.

It is about aligning the mind/heart/body with Infinite and Eternal Oneness. It is about recognizing that it is your mind/heart/body that aligns with and expresses Infinite and Eternal Oneness. It is about expanding your conscious into Infinite Life, and knowing yourself as that very Life.

This is a spiritual journey in the sense that the primary aim is to increase awareness and understanding of Divine Love and to express that Love as a personal Divine Individuality. Divine Love, Infinite Love, Infinite Oneness, is the Source, Substance, and Supply of ALL. And thus, It is what underpins all abundance.

Awareness of Divine Love occurs in the mind and heart, internally—in each person’s individual consciousness.  And, Divine Love expresses through people, externally, in the material world. These journeys are one method of working with the Divine Self to achieve Its perfect expression in the world, uniting spiritual and material.

Journey of Abundance is an exploration of one’s personal connection with Divine Source (Love), and its expression as formas money, goods, work, business, service, etc. The Divine Self works in and through the individual to create an abundant, fulfilling life. The individual’s conscious, deliberate invitation of that Self, through daily contemplation, encourages It to do so!

Abundance is as much about spiritual wealth—the pouring forth of the Inner Divine—as it is about material wealth. In fact, one principle of this Journey is that spiritual wealth underpins material wealth. When the Divine is understood as the Source, the Supply, and the Substance of all material things, then all material things become understood as expressions of the Divine. This is one way of understanding the phrase, seek first the Kingdom of Heaven. When the Divine is sought first, all material wealth is added —and “all” includes Joy, Fulfillment, and Peace as much as it includes material wealth and prosperity.

The spiritual qualities of Love, Peace, and Joy are expressed through material reality. In our work, in our relationships, the spiritual and material are always interacting.  If there is lack of love or joy or money or prosperity, that lack exists first in consciousness. These lacks are the way your Inner Divine Self (your soul, your spirit, however you think about it) calls you to evolve.

One’s consciousness is that person’s own responsibility. We have free will and choice. For the Divine to work in and through a person, that person must use their own free will and choice to direct their own consciousness (through intention and attention) to the Divine and Its expression.

During the time you spend each day on this Journey, you are choosing and inviting the Divine into expression. For this, I offer my deepest gratitude to you.