My own Loving Presence is my Self. I turn my attention inward and become aware of my own Loving Presence. With my focused awareness, my own Loving Presence fills me, grows brighter, and grows warmer. I claim myself with these words:
I AM my own Loving Presence. My loving Presence is the Self of myself. I love my Self!
I want to give my Self everything it desires-and my Self wants the same for me. What do I desire, but total Peace, Freedom, Love and Harmony? These are the infinite and eternal qualities of my Self! I am now aware of the inner activity of my own Loving Presence and I invite It to express Itself through me and externalize in my life as circumstances, people, forms, and events that fulfill my desires.
The Guiding Thoughts audio for this Journey may be found here.
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These eternal qualities lie within me. They are not outside of me. I need not look anywhere else, but within my Loving Presence, the Self of myself.
Dwell, Oh Mind, Within Yourself
Dwell, Oh Mind, within yourself;
Enter no other’s home.
If you but seek there, you will find
All you are searching for.
God, the true Philosopher’s Stone
Who answers every prayer,
Lies hidden within your heart,
The richest gem of all.
How many pearls and precious stones
Are scattered all about
The outer court that lies before
The chamber of your heart!
~ A Song of Sri Ramakrishna
My Purpose is becoming more refined. My Self knew that for this Journey the best way to connect with my Purpose was through my heart/right brain (painting, not “thinking and writing”). I cannot say or speak my Purpose yet; language would still (at this point) get in the way. But I am feeling nuances and newness to my Purpose. Imagine being in a room you are familiar with in the daylight, and now it’s pitch black, so you are feeling your way around, picking things up, running your hands down/around objects, finding new textures and weights–new dimensions beyond sight. That’s sort of what I’m experiencing relating to a blossoming of understanding of my Purpose. (“blossoming”… and flowers…get it? my Self also has been leaving me clues and insights right out in the open!)
If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 31.
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