Welcome to Round 2!
Here we go! If you are new to the Journeys, please see this page, under the heading “Four Rounds”, for how things change slightly in this round.
There is a Perfect Spiritual Idea of Perfect Fulfillment. Your Inner Divine Mind Knows every form, experience, situation, event, circumstance, condition, relationship, and sequence that fulfills your desires. When you are diligent about maintaining your focus of desire on the loving benefit and fulfillment of all sentient beings, Divine Substance–which is the source of Spiritual Idea’s manifestation–flows through you and externalizes in your experience. Divine Presence appears as the perfect fulfillment of every single form, experience, situation, event, circumstance, condition, relationship, and sequence that you could possibly desire.
The Guiding Thoughts audio for this Journey will be found here.
Steve (Meet Steve here.)
By putting others first, all your needs and desires will be fulfilled. Think and pray “may everything I think, say and do be for the benefit of all sentient beings”. This will align your Inner Divine Mind with your highest desires. “All sentient beings” includes yourself.
From the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi:
“Oh Divine Master,
Grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled, as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying to self that we are born to Eternal Life”.
From “The Way of the Bodhisattva” (8:129) by Shantideva:
“All the joy the world contains
Has come through wishing happiness for others.
All the misery the world contains
Has come through wanting pleasure for oneself”.
Selfish pleasures are fleeting. True Happiness, like the Energizer Bunny, keeps on going and going. Align your desires for yourself and others with your highest self and Divine Mind, and happiness will be yours.
Another “mistake” today. Now that I look at it, I see flames (on the left), and I like that. I’ve been working with/dealing with a lot of energy since Thursday, and I feel like it’s bringing up stuff to be healed a little too quickly. I have a lot of amorphous emotions of unknown origin just below the surface, and coming up. Most days I would say, “bring it”. Today… I feel tired, worn out, and aggravated. Healing HO! Onward. The only way to get through it is to get through it (and remembering that there is a perfect spiritual idea of perfect fulfillment!).
If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 11.
Day 11, commitment to write: I have only been able to do about 20-30 minutes of writing, I need to re-evaluate my commitment… More soon.