Courage, now. Please? 04.09.05

Guiding Thought

I am ready and willing, here and now, to be courageous. I release my minds idea of security, of “right” and “wrong”. I allow my personality to dissolve and to become One with the Love that it IS, everywhere. All false boundaries evaporate like mist in the sun as I devote myself to the Oneness of Love.

Reflection

This guiding thought feels like it’s all about letting go of ego

I sure feel at the moment the need for courage to release ego security which revels in the right wrong dichotomy.

Releasing into oneness, allowing Love does/must dissolve dichotomies. Love and Oneness dissolve the ego. This takes courage because the ego wants to hold on. Wants to be right. Wants to make the other wrong. Wants to assert. Wants to win. Wants to dominate. Wants to survive.

I have this internal struggle going on right now about a specific situation. I can feel how it takes courage to let the struggle go. Let go the need of right or wrong. Staying in the struggle, buying into an argument around right and wrong feels so (dare I say) natural. Wanting to correct. Wanting to set the record straight. Wanting to defend, through attack.

But no! Courage!

Have the courage to deny these false boundaries that set up one opposed to other. Have the courage to embrace just the One, Love.

I devote myself to the Oneness of Love. This is a very powerful statement at the moment. And I ask Love to support me.

Rooting (not the cheerleading kind) Out. 04.09.04

Guiding Thought

I am safe and divine loves assurance. I have the courage to face the ignorance and delusions within me and root them out. I allow the light of love to enter my mind and heart Divine love shines within me, destroying anything false, transforming me from within.

Reflection

What is divine Love’s assurance? See day three: unconditional love, unconditionally devoted. This is encouraging, to face my ignorance and illusions. I’ll be loved in my imperfections, loved through my imperfections.

What are some of my current ignorances and illusions?

  • That I am a victim of my own life
  • That I am not good enough to be loved- wanted-cared for.
  • that unless I behave in a way that “others” love they will not love me. In other words, I need to do/be certain ways/things in order to be lovable

There. Those have been rooted out… at least this layer of them.

And now, I allow the light of Love (assured in unconditional love) to enter my mind and heart (…visualizing…) seeing that light shine within me, entering all atoms particles waves within me. Watching it transform ignorance and illusion of anything unlike itself into itself

Ignorance means darkness, literally. Neural pathways literally light up with information. When light shines it destroys or transforms that darkness.

On the Verge. 04.09.03

Guiding Thought

Love is unconditional. I choose to be unconditionally devoted to the Love which is unconditionally devoted to me I embrace life in Love as my True Nature. Connected with all in Love I stand boldly in my heart center, unwavering in my dedication to Unity of Life in Love.

Reflection

I feel like I’m on the verge of really getting this. Not quite there, but close! I can see where it’s leading me, still up ahead. The point?

  • When I identify with love
    • only love and
    • when I dedicate/devote my life (actions, thoughts) to that identity of love as love
  • I am being/living not only my highest truth
    • but the Truth of Love
    • The Truth of Connection
    • The Truth of Unity

This however takes boldness and courage.

Impassible. 04.09.02

Guiding thought

when I attuned my mind to the Oneness that is all of life, I understand my place and wholeness. I am the very presence of life, and this presence of life is me. I am blessed through this understanding. In return, I bless all I encounter.

Reflection

How do I attune my mind to the Oneness that is All of Life? Everything else is contingent on this, and if I don’t know or understand how to do this, the rest of the Guiding Thought feels nonsensical, irrelevant. Without attunement to Oneness:

  • I don’t understand my place in Wholeness.
  • I can’t comprehend that I am the very presence of life, and vice versa.
  • I don’t feel blessed, since there is no understanding.
  • I can’t bless all I encounter because I am not first-blessed.

How do I get past the very first sentence in a productive way?

Love is Never Painful. 04.09.01

Guiding thought

Life is a process of self-discovery. I embrace All of Life, for All of Life is who I AM. As I embrace life as myself, I come to understand life as me. Life embraces me gently and joyfully in return.

Reflection

Life is definitely a process of self-discovery. It’s not, however, feeling very gentle or joyful. It’s hard to think about embracing all of life when there are parts that feel so painful. Two thoughts come to mind. First there is Big Life and little life, just as there is Higher Mind and lower mind. These correspond respectively with Ultimate Reality and relative reality. Big Life contains little life and little life contains Big Life. It’s all One, just depends on where you’re sitting, what perspective you have.

Each contains the other; All is contained in One.

The second thought is that Love is never painful. The absence of Love is what is painful. Or, rather, the perception of the absence of Love is what is painful. But (behold the underlying truth!) Love is all there is. If love is not perceived, it produces a state that does not exist (to paraphrase ACIM).

Note on healing: healing is the release, transmutation, of the ego– the little self– that thinks it can usurp the power and presence of Love.

“Not mine, yours.” I offer my ego for transformation, Swaha!

Committment and Dedication. 04.09.0

A commitment sends the message to the universe “I am ready to do this! Bring it.” The universe says “okay”, and does. The intensity of this response from the universe is in direct proportion to the intensity of your commitment (in my experience).

Committment

I am committed to working on myself in relation to my partner, through Journey of Courage. I am committed to spiritual honesty: communicating what is appropriate in a respectful manner. I’m committed to patience and gentleness with myself, my partner, and the relationship. I am committed to feeling, and to transmuting ego into love, compassion, and kindness. To this end, I am committed to contemplating the Guiding Thought for the day for a minimum of 5 minutes and writing for a minimum of five minutes.

Dedication:

I dedicate this journey to Archangel Raphael. It is only God who heals. Mentally, emotionally, physically. God is love. Love heals. God is One. Oneness is the “solution” to separation. Separation is the root of the need for healing.

Journey of Courage, Why? 04.09.00

Of course everything changes! …In relative reality.

In relative reality there is dualism: subject-object, within-without. If the within isn’t changing, the without is and vice versa.

But relative reality is a distorted expression of Truth! It has no inherent existence. And Ultimate Reality is Oneness. Love. Equality, beyond dualism…inclusive of the relative reality.

I Am that Truth. I am Love. I am One.

The more Truth of I Am that I BE the more I experience the unchanging Oneness and Equality of Love.

Consistency is a quality of Ultimate Reality , Oneness. Inconsistency is the experience of relative reality, the ever-changing movement of the mind and its perceptions and grasping (within) and consequent experiences (without).

In the face of relative reality’s accusations and threats of so-called inconsistencies I must have the courage to face those accusations and threats… And see them for what they are … Fears of a little, lower mind of relative reality… Fears from a little, lower mind that cannot find footing in an ever-changing world of its own creation. So that in the face of relative reality I stand in Truth, the Oneness of Love, my Self, I Am.

Journey of Courage Begins Wednesday, Feb 24!

“Journey of Courage” is designed to strengthen the inner-spiritual-warrior. It is created to promote unshakable faith and trust in the Inner Divine. It is about the courage to do the right thing, and the bravery to resist illusion and falsehood. Journey of Courage lay the foundation for Freedom, Peace, and confidence for walking your spiritual path. Register here, with a 40% discount:

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These Journeys are Consciousness Journeys…What does that mean?

As human individuals, we each have a consciousness–that is, we each understand and express ourselves with and through an individual intelligence. You might call this individual intelligence the sum total of each person’s memories, experiences, emotions, perceptions, unconscious, subconscious, and super-conscious mind.

This intelligence that comes through us as individuals is, and is connected to, the total Intelligence of Life–Infinite Intelligence (All of Life, All that IS, or, as some call it–God).

Human individuals can learn to identify their individual intelligence with Infinite Intelligence.

As an individual increases their own awareness and understanding of their personal connection to Infinite Intelligence (as, for example, through these Journeys), their consciousness expands.

Individual consciousness can expand infinitely because of its Oneness with Infinite Intelligence. As human beings,  we must also learn to express  Infinite Intelligence through our thoughts, personalities, and actions. Unifying individual intelligence with Infinite Intelligence is the process of evolving consciousness.

Consciousness Journeys are a tool to assist each person’s individual consciousness to expand to Know itself as Infinite Intelligence. The more steps a person takes, the more consciously connected he or she becomes with Infinite Intelligence, the more consciously he or she can embody Infinite Intelligence in daily activities. The “level” of consciousness can be self-observed through the degree to which Infinite Intelligence is embodied and expressed: Spiritual Consciousness is lived in and through the body, in and through daily interactions and activities.

These Journeys are not to convince people to believe in any religion or spiritual path. Rather, they are intended to encourage people to explore their inner Selves, find their own answers, and share their experiences with others. I encourage you to adapt the Guiding Thoughts to suit your style, or to find your own Guiding Thoughts in poetry, scripture, or ancient wisdom. By doing the Journeys myself, a pathway of consciousness is opened for others.

Lead to Stillness. Journey of Gratitude. 04.08.23.

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.

Love’s Assurance. Journey of Gratitude. 04.08.10

Guiding Thought

Love is always with me. I focus my whole Self on being entirely with Love. I tune out distractions and place my entire focus on simply being with the Love that is always with me. This is the return. This is eternal Comfort and Peace: Being with Love, as Love is with me.

Reflection

Love isn’t just always with me. Love is always me. In other words, Love and I are never separated. And if I feel like I am separated from Love, that’s on me. I’m the one who has not accepted fully myself as Love, or is unable to Know myself as Love.

I love this particular Guiding Thought. It reminds me that Love is always with me. No matter what. And when I Know that…really Know that, This is the return. Return to Love, return to Self.

And then…we begin the next round, which begins with a statement about remembering your Self. How great is that? This Guiding Thought tells me how to remember myself (knowing that Love is always with me, that Love and I are never separate), and the next one directs me more specifically to remember the Truth of who I am—Love.

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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.