Thank You, Struggle 04.08.09

Guiding Thought

Gratitude makes all things new! When I am aware of my Source in Love, I see its activity everywhere. It is the Substance of Life itself! I am in the flow and create and expand with Love, in Life!

Reflection

How funny that it was yesterday that I focused on “the new”. Today, however, I am focused on how transformative gratitude can be.

This song by Alanis Morissette always reminds me that it’s the struggles in life that really push us forward: “thank you terror, thank you disillusionment, thank you frailty”. There are deep lessons in the struggle. Keep on!

Thank U, Alanis Morissette

How ’bout getting off of these antibiotics
How ’bout stopping eating when I’m full up
How ’bout them transparent dangling carrots
How ’bout that ever elusive kudo

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

How ’bout me not blaming you for everything
How ’bout me enjoying the moment for once
How ’bout how good it feels to finally forgive you
How ’bout grieving it all one at a time

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

The moment I let go of it
Was the moment I got more than I could handle
The moment I jumped off of it,
Was the moment I touched down

How ’bout no longer being masochistic
How ’bout remembering your divinity
How ’bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out
How ’bout not equating death with stopping Thank you India
Thank you providence
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you nothingness
Thank you clarity
Thank you thank you silence

Everything is New (almost) 04.08.08

Guiding Thought

I seek only to Love in Unity. Love is Pure in Oneness. Let me Love All including myself in Oneness, that I may Know gratitude as the result of Being Whole in Love.

Reflection

I really have forgotten how these Journeys go. You would think that after doing them for 6 years I would have this down.

Everything is new.

And this is a lesson that I have repeated over and over and over. New moment. New river. New self. New interactions. New thoughts. New relational aspects between inner and out.

Everything is new.

This is the basis for “the only constant is change”.

I am never the same person as I was even a moment ago. None of what I am seeing or experiencing is the same as a moment ago.

Except Love.

Love is the unifying constant. It is the undertone of all activity. The source and supply that weaves together the substance. When my outer experiences are chaos or disharmonious, I focus on Love. It carries me from one moment to the next.

# A new Journey begins every 8th week. The next Journey, Journey of Courage, will begin February 24, 2021. Consider joining me and others, live-in-person (via zoom), on the Journey. This is offered as a class through Evenstar Institute (INSTITUTE – Evenstar’s Chalice). I also provide classes for small pre-formed groups at special rates. Feel free to contact me with questions (about anything!): susan@withpearls.com, or call or text: 908-256-2521.