Express Your Self!: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.40

Guiding Thought

The world awaits my expression! I am here to align with my purpose, participate with life, and share my Self. With each moment I spend cultivating my own Loving Presence to be attuned with my Inner Divine Mind’s expression, the more I encounter the Perfect Spiritual Idea in my life activities. I choose to be aware! I choose to understand! I choose to Know! I choose Life.

The Guiding Thoughts audio for this Journey may be found here.

Reflections

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

Bent Halo

Reflection

My purpose each moment is to be able to choose to be aware, to choose to understand, to choose to know. Each day, I start this journey with Purpose, and know it is worthwhile. I strive to be aware of my Loving Presence, to participate with life, and to share my Self as best as I am able. Each day I do my best, to live my life with meaning, joy and compassion. I do my best to love. It is enough.

I will continue to express myself, and find purpose in my daily journey, however that may look. I am a student of life, and may I continue to grow and learn and love.

 

“The river of love overflows its banks, and the lotus blooms in the heart of the devotee. ~Kabir

 

Susan

Day 40. Wow. Another Journey under my belt. I’ll probably have more to say about this during my 10-day reflection and subsequent writing, but I feel like I have learned something about doing the Journeys. “Something” as in: I can relax (see yesterday’s brief reflection). Yeah. I don’t have to be so serious or intense. Serious and intense is much of my nature, but I can also lighten up  a bit. A Journey is a Journey, and it leads…no matter where my mind is on the continuum of  “relaxed” to “intense”. (For me, the so-called opposite of relaxed is not “stressed”.  Stress implies anxiousness, or anxiety, or worried. I am rarely any of those…but I am often deeply focused, single-pointed, or concentrated–non of which produce stress for me.) I am looking foward already to Journey of Worth (will begin in 10 days!). How fun it is to watch myself change and grow and interact with myself in new and different ways.

Peace to All. Steve and I will be back in a few days with our End-of-Journey Reflections, then…Onward! with Journey of Worth!

 

 

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 40.  

 

Public Service Message regarding CoVid 19:

How to triage your symptoms. Use the flow chart here to help you determine a course of action regarding your symptoms.

Remember: One of the big concerns right now is the potential for overwhelming hospitals and emergency personnel. There is no treatment for mild cases. Severe cases require hospitalization, with respirators. You can determine for yourself what your symptoms are, and reduce the potential overwhelm in hospitals and at doctors’ offices. Please share; in working together, we can help the people with most severe cases get the necessary treatment.

 

Trust your Self in the Here and Now: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.39

Guiding Thought

I am. I am Love. I am kindness. I am filled full. I have all I seek, for all I seek is within me. Now I can be who I know I am. I share my Self with all and hold nothing back. I give All Love. The Fullness of my Self returns to me as every form, person, situation, circumstance, and event that renews my fullness. I need not worry or think about what may be …my Self Knows, and orders my life for my perfect fulfillment All I need do is remember my Self… and smile, breathe, and live.

The Guiding Thoughts audio for this Journey may be found here.

Reflections

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

Bent Halo

Reflection

 

Open to the present moment. That is key to not worrying about what may be. Focus on the now, All I need is within me, at the center of my Self. When I am present, I can experience the Love and kindness within me, and can share my Self with all. As Ram Dass so famously said, “Be Here Now”.

When my mind wanders into the future, it fills with “what ifs”, most of them of the worrisome sort. Fear of the future, regrets in the past. Happiness can be there too, but true happiness is found only in the now, moment by moment. When I remember my Self, I am home, I am fulfilled, I am One. (Not a numerical one). One with Wholeness, one with the Divine Mind, one with the universe.

Sometimes this all sounds like BS to me. I wonder what that means. Perhaps it is my ego, clinging to duality, insisting on the universe being composed of “I” and “not-I”. I am me, and you are you, and never the twain shall meet. Perhaps this is my critic, saying how dare I suggest I know the One, the Divine Mind. Little ol’ me, trying to sound like I know something.  Who dares?

 

 

WHO DARES?

Mother Earth groans and groans

Cement and Pavement weighing down

Acres covered weighing down

Mother Earth shrugs

Crack appears

Seedling Grows

A touch of Green

A growing thing

A weed pushes up – how dare it?

A plastic bag and Styrofoam

Float by on the wind, concrete toppings

Another weed shoots up a crack

How dares it?

Something blooms beneath the sand

Breathing, growing a lone delight.

Acres of pavement, weighing down

A speck of green – growing up

How defiant!

~Sgw 06/30/12

 

Sitting on the steps outside a tavern, looking at all the pavement and cement everywhere. The only thing growing was a weed, growing through a crack. Somehow, I related to that weed, growing, stretching to the sky, despite all efforts to keep it down.

I smile, I breathe, I live!

 

Susan

This phrase struck me today, “my Self Knows, and orders my life for my perfect fulfillment”.

This morning, my partner brought to my attention that this is one of the least (if not the least) intense Journeys I’ve ever done: I’ve been relaxed, just painting, not thinking too much, enjoying.

And this is Journey of Purpose.

Maybe, just maybe, my Self Knows that what I have needed to do to fulfill my purpose is to relax, enjoy, and not think too much.

 

 

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 39.  

 

Public Service Message regarding CoVid 19:

How to triage your symptoms. Use the flow chart here to help you determine a course of action regarding your symptoms.

Remember: One of the big concerns right now is the potential for overwhelming hospitals and emergency personnel. There is no treatment for mild cases. Severe cases require hospitalization, with respirators. You can determine for yourself what your symptoms are, and reduce the potential overwhelm in hospitals and at doctors’ offices. Please share; in working together, we can help the people with most severe cases get the necessary treatment.