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.