Ask.: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.07

Guiding Thought

My consciousness is the gateway through which Divine Love flows, materializing my infinite Supply. I am now conscious of my own Inner Divine Presence—Infinite Love—expressing through me, providing me with the means to be aware, to understand, and to know It as my Self– more and more!

Reflection

I’ve been working a lot with words like “tangible” or “concrete” or “experienced” when I do my healing work. No longer do I simply ask for healing energy; I ask that it show up for the person I am working with in tangible or concrete ways, asking for them to experience healing in a way that they can recognize.

Similarly, when I direct my energy toward abundance, I ask for it to show up in tangible, concrete ways.

Divine Source does not know illness or lack, limitation or poverty. It only know wholeness, health, abundance. That is what it isThus, that is how Divine Source knows me.

If I say to Divine Source, “flow through me, be me, give me all the health and prosperity you can!” It says, “I’m already doing that. I am pouring forth the Fullness of Being to you at all times!”

Divine Source does not understand the little mind of scarcity. Divine Source only knows Itself as It IS, nothing else. It cannot join us in our consciousness of anything less than what It is. All it Knows is that It is constantly flowing in, through, and around us.

If I am not seeing or experiencing that flowing-forth of abundance, it’s up to me to expand upward to join The Full, Pure Consciousness of All Being.

And since that Full, Pure Energy of Being is always flowing forth as me, I can direct it where, when, and how I want it to appear in my life. How do I do that?

I say something like this, “I am my I AM Presence. I am One with the Full, Pure Energy and Consciousness of All Being. As that Oneness, I direct the Full, Pure Energy of Being to flow into my material reality providing me with tangible, concrete goods, services, and money for me to utilize in my life and experiences. And with deepest gratitude, I offer the Full, Pure Love of my Being to Divine Source (my Father-Mother-God), in gratitude for the opportunity to serve.”

Ask for tangible prosperity, in ways you’ll recognize it. Ask for what you want. Direct the energy. After all, it’s your energy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Implementation: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.06

Guiding Thought

Increasing my thoughts of Love and my attitude of service dispels all fear of lack and limitation. As I serve more people with Love, money and wealth flow abundantly to me. I use money and wealth with love and wisdom to create a life I love through my highest vision.

Reflection

Wow. So much comes up for me today.

  1. “As I serve more people”: I’ve been saying regularly, “I offer this >fill in the blank< to my Father-mother God for the opportunity to serve”
  2. “increasing my thoughts of Love”: I’ve been saying to myself regularly, “I pour forth the full, pure Love of my being to >name< for >condition or quality (like healing)<
  3. just thought this morning: that what I want to create is a life that is worthy of me.

It seems like I have already implemented the basic components of this Guiding Thought.

And, that’s the point, right? To implement.

It’s no good if the Guiding Thought remains mental masturbation, the fleeting, momentary satisfaction of “ok, I did that. I’m done”. The Guiding Thought must be implemented. That’s what bridges the Spiritual and the Material: The mental must become physical. Thought must become reality.

Thought always becomes reality. The question is what is your reality? And What thoughts did you have that formed into your material world?

But more than that: What thoughts have you chosen consciously today that is creating your world tomorrow? 

You are today because of what you were yesterday. You will be tomorrow because of what you are today. Form yourself. Now is the time you have to become what you imagine yourself to be. Implement your imagination, and become…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Removing Obstacles to Perfect Fulfillment: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.05

Guiding Thought

My Inner Divine Love Presence Knows what I need or desire before I do. It is constantly providing me with ideas, material goods, situations, and interactions to fulfill all my needs and desires. I relax and allow the Presence Within to supply me with everything I need.

Reflection

What came to mind as soon as I read the first sentence was the song “Are My Hands Clean” by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

The song itself is about oppression and exploitation of workers. This makes it a very interesting juxtaposition to this Guiding Thought. The song maps the travels of the raw materials and labor that go into making a blouse, from El Salvador to the US to Cargill, back to the US, then to Venezuela, then to Trinidad and Tobago, then back to the US, then to Haiti, then back to the US…

Corresponding this to the Guiding Thought (minus the oppression and exploitation) is that whatever I need or desire is known to my Inner Divine Presence when it’s the equivalent of a raw material. My Inner Divine Presence knows the path that everything I need or desire will take in order to get to me. It knows the people that need or desire will pass through; it knows the shortest path; it knows how every situation needs to turn out, sequentially, in order for whatever I need or desire to make its way to me.

If I need or desire a new residence, My Inner Divine Presence not only knows the best place for me to move to, but it knows the way I will find it, how I will come up with the money for the move, who will help me make the move, etc. If I cooperate with my Inner Divine Presence, and follow Its Plan, every step is already set up perfectly in advance. If I am not listening to my Inner Divine Presence, and think that I know better, there will be bumps, detours, delays…

If you have ever worked with the energy of Shri Ganesha, you know that this is how Ganesh helps: he removes the ego-driven decisions about what someone thinks “is best”, thus opening and allowing the Divine Plan to have Its perfect way.

 

 

Text and video, Are My Hands Clean? 

I wear garments touched by hands from all over the world
35% cotton, 65% polyester, the journey begins in Central America
In the cotton fields of El Salvador
In a province soaked in blood,
Pesticide-sprayed workers toil in a broiling sun
Pulling cotton for two dollars a day.
Then we move on up to another rung—Cargill
A top-forty trading conglomerate, takes the cotton through the Panama Canal
Up the Eastern seaboard, coming to the US of A for the first time
In South Carolina
At the Burlington mills
Joins a shipment of polyester filament courtesy of the New Jersey petro-chemical mills of
Dupont
Dupont strands of filament begin in the South American country of Venezuela Where oil
riggers bring up oil from the earth for six dollars a day
Then Exxon, largest oil company in the world,
Upgrades the product in the country of Trinidad and Tobago
Then back into the Caribbean and Atlantic Seas
To the factories of Dupont
On the way to the Burlington mills
In South Carolina
To meet the cotton from the blood-soaked fields of El Salvador
In South Carolina
Burlington factories hum with the business of weaving oil and cotton into miles of fabric
for Sears
Who takes this bounty back into the Caribbean Sea
Headed for Haiti this time—May she be one day soon free—
Far from the Port-au-Prince palace
Third world women toil doing piece work to Sears specifications
For three dollars a day my sisters make my blouse
It leaves the third world for the last time
Coming back into the sea to be sealed in plastic for me
This third world sister
And I go to the Sears department store where I buy my blouse
On sale for 20% discount
Are my hands clean?

 

 

 

 

 

Infinite Earth: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.04

Guiding Thought

Divine Love is infinite. Therefore, my source and supply are infinite. As I increase my consciousness of my Inner Divine-Love Presence as my Source and my Supply, money, wealth, and prosperity increase in my life experience—and I use that money, wealth, and prosperity to fully express my Inner Divine-Love Presence.

Reflection

I feel close to the Divine when I contemplate infinity.

Infinity never ends.

Concepts can be imagined infinitely. I can contemplate the idea of infinite peace, or infinite Love, or infinite harmony, or infinite perfection. Even though my brain spins, I can still imagine these concepts to exist infinitely.

But if I think about material things, it’s harder to imagine them infinite. After all, we live in a finite world, right? We’re using up the earth’s minerals, the fresh water, the forests. We need to replenish the resources, plant more trees, clean the air we have, because if we don’t they will run out, right? This body is finite; it will some day die and decay, right? There is scarcity, lack, nothing on earth is infinite; people must fight and compete over resources and goods…”enough to go around? Bah!”

At least that’s the mentality many humans have.

Odd, then, that this Guiding Thought indicates that “inifinite” is both spiritual (Divine Love) and material (my supply as money, wealth, and prosperity).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing Special: Journey of Abundance- 03.05.03

Guiding Thought

I fill my mind and heart with Love, aligning with the Light of Truth. Steadfast and focused on my own Loving Presence, I live in the peace of fulfillment of my own Divine Identity.

Reflection

There is a difference between “filling” and “feeling”.

I fill my mind and heart with Love regularly, using words/thoughts and visualizations. I’ve been practicing this for about 6 months, daily (well before this Journey began). There are lots of times when I don’t feel what I think Love feels like in my mind and heart: I don’t feel that warmth, that lifting, that flow of beauty.

I’ve gone back and forth with myself about this. Am I doing something wrong? Is Love actually filling my mind and heart (and if it is, why don’t I feel it?)? Aren’t I supposed to feel something? Aren’t I supposed to experience some kind of internal shift or movement that tells me Love is filling my mind and heart?

The human side of me wants an experience. It wants proof. It wants to know that it is accomplishing something. My mind wants to understand, and understanding means having something to point to, to dissect, to categorize.

But then I remind myself: Love is Infinite. That means Love is everywhere and is everything. It’s also beyond human understanding.

I am that Love.

Wherever I am, Love is. Whatever I am, I am Love. Whatever my experience, it is Love.

“I” can’t define it. “I” can’t understand it. The more “I” try, the more elusive it is, for I have inserted separation between myself and Love.

“My Divine Identity”: Love. There is no “special” feeling. There is no “special” experience. It is my natural expression, coming through this mind, this body infinitely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Seek Your Self: Journey of Worth – 03.03.13

Guiding Thought

You know your Self when your share your Self. As you give your Self, you see your Source returned to you. All that is Whole, all that is Beauty, all that is Holy, reflects back to you in the Joy of Being, in the brilliance of Life, in the Unity of Self. Choose now to share only the Self of Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy, that you may Know your Self as Beauty, Wholeness, and Joy.

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

Reflection

You see…

Your Self is you.

Yourself is not you.

Big Self. Little self.

You see?

The True Self is who YOU are, the Self of Divine Perfection.

Feel your Self: beyond concepts, beyond psychology, beyond emotions, beyond anything that you think you are.

Be still and Know. I Am.

All else is chatter, static, distortion.

Unclutter. Tune in. Harmonize.

Your Self is right here, now, waiting for you to be who It Knows you are.

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Worth, seven, years ago Day 13.  

 

 

When I Forget…: Journey of Worth – 03.03.12

Guiding Thought

Love yourself for the Truth within you. The Truth within you Knows you for who you are—Pure Love, Only Love, beyond all valuing of the world. In Love all are equal, for we are One. This is how Truth Knows you—Pure, One, and Free. This is your Truth; this is our Truth; this is the Self you love.

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

Reflection

Truth Knows me.

Truth Knows the True me.

Even when I don’t Know my Self (or know myself), Truth does.

Truth Knows I am Perfect in Divine Love. This is my Truth. This is your Truth.

This is why I can love myself for the Truth within me.

Even when I don’t know, that does not negate the Truth of me, and there is always part of me (the Truth within me) that does Know me. When I forget, It remembers.

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Worth, seven, years ago Day 12.  

The World Sleeps (and Wakes): Journey of Worth – 03.03.11

Introduction to Round 2: If you are following along with the Guiding Thoughts I provide, this introduction is for you (if you are providing your own thoughts, skip down to continue the exercise). We have completed the first 10 days! In the next “round”–the next 10 days– the format will change slightly. In the last round, you were the subject of the meditation: All of the meditations were from the first-person singular, “I”. In this round, we will shift to the second-person singular. Instead of saying, for example, “I have forgotten my Self”, you will now say, “you have forgotten your Self”.

Corresponding to this language shift, your thoughts will also shift from “I” to “you”. Instead of claiming the Truth of You for you, by yourself, someone will claim it for you and give it to you, or you will claim it for someone, and give it to them. There are four options to accomplish this. Use your imagination and creative thinking to “see” the “you” in one of these ways (use what feels right to you, or come up with your own.):

Option 1. Picture yourself in a classroom, or at the feet of a guru, or talking with a trusted friend, or being instructed by a wise teacher, or other such situation in which someone you trust is giving you wise information. In this scenario, that person is speaking the Guiding Thought to you. You are the you of the statement; that person is telling you a truth about yourself, reminding you of something you already know; helping you remember your Self.

Option 2. You are the instructor at the head of a classroom, the guru, the trusted friend, or the wise teacher who is the one speaking to a student, friend, person who needs a reminder. Imagine a friend, a relative, a colleague as that person (or people) you are speaking to. This person seeks your counsel; he needs your wisdom; she needs you to remind her of who she is, what she has forgotten about herself. You are giving him the gift by remembering for him.

Option 2, variations: (a) Instead of giving the meditation phrases to a friend, imagine instead giving it to someone with whom you have conflict or stress. (b) Instead of giving to one person, see a medley of people pass through your screen; “talk” with as many people as you can imagine. (c) Feel your thoughts going out to all people everywhere—people you know, people you don’t know, your town, a village on the other side of the world, anyone, everyone.

Option 3: On the screen of your mind, where you are seeing these images, split the screen, so there are two “sides”. On the first side of your screen imagine Option 1. Take each phrase of the meditation as the listener, the student. Feel it deeply, then shift to the second side of the screen and use Option 2. With each phrase, receive a thought, then immediately give it to someone.

Sharing, sharing, sharing….Let’s do this!

Guiding Thought

You have forgotten your Self. You have forgotten who you are. You have forgotten that you are established in Love and by Love, which is infinite and eternal; therefore, your worth is infinite and eternal.

Seek to remember your Self; choose to remember your Self.

Choose to remember who you are, and your infinite worth in Love.

Choose to be aware, to understand, and to Know yourself (your Self) as the Love that you are.  Choose to share who you are with the world, giving your infinite worth, measured in infinite Love.

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

Reflection

What will remain when the world wakes up?

What dreams will be forgotten? What inspirations will take their place?

I have forgotten my Self because I am asleep, along with the rest of the world.

Collectively, we sleep. No longer is it a deep sleep; now it is that state of hovering between sleeping and waking, dreaming and opening the eyes. The state of choice: do I roll over and go back to sleep, or do I open my eyes and begin my day?

It’s a new dawn; it’s a new day. Each one of us is choosing: do I face it, or do I pull the covers up and return to unconsciousness?

What will remain?
What will remain is that which is True, what is established in and by Love, that which is Infinite and Eternal.

If you choose to wake–and not to keep your eyes closed–you will wake into your Self.

 

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Worth, seven, years ago Day 11.  

 

Mobius Stripped Bare: Journey of Worth – 03.03.10

Guiding Thought

If I am to be my Self in the world, I must be for others as well as myself. There is no other. I am willing to be receptive to the Infinite Love of All. I am willing to understand how I must rise above the struggles and pains of the world. I am willing to rise again and again with each call for help, each outstretched hand. I am willing to be the one to choose to change. I offer my pain, suffering, guilt, and blame up for transformation, into the light of Love, that I may see and give only the light of Love always.

Reflection

“If you go out far enough, you turn back in; if you go in far enough you turn back out” a friend said recently.

When I began these Journeys seven years ago, they were only about me.  I created the first Journey to help me figure out my own purpose. Each Journey thereafter was a way for me to dig deeply into the barriers and obstructions that hindered my upward (ascension/enlightenment) progress. I didn’t care about you or your process, even though I knew the deeper I go, the more I pave the way for you to go deeper. Yes, these Journeys can and will benefit you; my own upward growth lifts humanity just that much more. But I didn’t do it for you. I did it for me.

Then I shifted and suddenly it felt right to do the Journeys on behalf of everyone on the planet, all 7.5 billion of us. The inner-direction became the outer-directed. I didn’t plan it; I didn’t intend it. I came across the idea that in doing it for myself I was able to do it for everyone, so I said, “sure, why not; same effort, larger results. I’ll do that”. I spent two years in that frame of mind while doing the Journeys.

I feel like I have taken another turn inward. Again, it’s not intentional or planned; it’s just happening. Just now, I find it very difficult to feel like I can do much for anyone beyond myself, much less for 7.5 billion people.

I feel like something new has been planted within me. It’s still small and not well rooted. I need to take care of it, nurture it, give it love and encouragement so that it will grow and become stronger. My focus and my attention must be given to this part of me; I must maintain my vigilance within in order to nourish this.

This does not mean I am not here for you. There is no other; we are One. Every direction leads back into itself, like a mobius strip turning, turning and changing with each turn.

With each turn, we become stronger together lifting each other, breaking each others’ fall. And together we rise.

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Worth, seven, years ago Day 10.