Where do you stand? -Fulfillment (1.6.16)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
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Guiding Thought

Why would you choose to limit yourself? To limit your reality? All reality is yours, and yours to give. In giving and sharing, your Joy increases, expanding Love, expanding your experience of Life!

Sharing

I have moments of being in love with some of the people I work with. Now is one of those moments. Every year at this time, I initiate a project and connect via email with about 75 people…we work on the project for about 7 months via email,  then go our separate ways until this time again next year. I’ve just sent that initiating email, and begun the re-connections. Each and every one of these people is so dear to me–so gracious, kind, and caring. I just love them ALL.

This is just one area of my work-life. Not all my work-related relationships are like this. I still work in an office-atmosphere full of ego and lower-minded pettiness–most of which I do well to avoid (keep my head down…do my job). The contrast is clear to me, though–what is possible, vs. what lower-minded-ego-assertion creates.

The first (loving my colleagues) is full of mutual respect, good/positive communication, caring about the work, cooperation, and a sense of personal responsibility. The second is full of undercutting, backstabbing, non-or-false-communication, competition, and blame.

What is ironic to me is that these are not two separate workplaces. It’s all the same place, just different personalities that create the two atmospheres and experiences.

It only takes a few lower-minded-ego personalities to depress the morale of a place…but it also only takes a few higher-minded, loving, positive personalities to raise it.

Most people are not one or the other. Most people are neutral, and just go with the dominant energy-force, swayed by whatever is in front of them Most people are asleep. Zombies. Unaware that they have a choice.

But everyone has a choice–and more and more people are waking up to that every day. The balance is shifting. More and more people are tired of the Debbie-downers, the competitive personalities that want to win, which means smashing anyone in their path.

I heard a great phrase today: be committed to the process, not to the result.

People who are committed to a result are usually committed to it because they see that result as something that is good for themselves, not for a group, not for another. The result they seek is selfish and self-serving.

People who are committed to a process encourage each other, share with each other, learn from each other–and use those dynamics to unfold a result, rather than impose a result.

So much more is possible with an unfolding–anything can happen, the possibilities are endless.

Do you see, in this extended example how love opens up interaction, communication, and relationships, and how ego-mindedness shuts it down? Do you see how people limit themselves when they don’t choose love? Do you see the possibilities that open up when people bring cooperation, good will, and helpfulness to work, and to relationships? Do you see how joy increases with love, how your experience of Life can increase with Love?

More and more people are waking up. More and more people are noticing the difference in a workplace when there is cooperation, or when there is competition. More and more people are choosing to be positive, to be uplifting, to not just go with the flow of the de-moralizers.

Where are you?

Really Real Reality -Fulfillment (1.6.9)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

 May those who seek, help others find;

May those who sorrow, be compassionate;

May those who are lost, light a path for another;

May those who question or doubt, give guidance;

May those who worry, lift the burden of another;

May those who hide, see their own light in the eyes of a stranger;

May we all give peace, no matter what.

 

Sharing

You may ask:

How can I help other find, if I am looking?

How can I be compassionate, when I have such pain?

How can I light a path for another if I am lost?

How can I speak wisely, or give an answer or confidence, when I, too, question and doubt?

How can I lift the burden of another, when my own burdens are so heavy?

How can I see my own light, when I work so hard at hiding?

How can I give peace in this time of such chaos and unrest?

The answer to these questions is the same for all of them, and if you are following along, it was answered on Day 6:

“You” (your lower, personality self), can try to limit your Self. And it can succeed in your experience of It, but not in the reality of It.

In the Reality of your Self, there is no looking, there is no pain, there is no “lost”, there is no doubt; there are no burdens, there is only Light. All is Peace.

The Truth is: All of reality is yours, and is You.

The only reality that exists in Reality is Love…a pure, blissful consciousness of the Truth of the Reality of Love. Everything else is your lower mind, playing tricks on you, the so-called reality that your lower self has developed and constructed as its own kingdom that it rules.

The way you prove the reality of your Self is by giving and sharing it. You cannot give something you do not have. You have everything in Reality. You can give everything in reality without sacrifice to either your self or your Self.

So,

Whenever you feel like you lack something,

Whenever you feel something that you identify as “pain”,

Whenever you feel lost,

Whenever you question or doubt,

Whenever you feel the weight of any burden,

Whenever you want to shrink and hide,

Whenever discord disrupts your peace…

Remember. You are the Truth of your Self. The way you prove the reality of your Self is by giving and sharing it. You cannot give something you do not have. You have everything in Reality…This is because you are sharing what is Real, what is Constructive, what is created in Love, with Love, by Love, for Love.

 

 

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Ways to support this work:

  1. Hire me as your Spiritual Coach, you may sign up for a personalized Journey with me Click here for more information. Or I offer 1-on-1 spiritual coaching sessions. This is non-religion specific, and open to everyone, even atheists, though of course we would call something like “self-analysis coach” for a self-identified atheist.
  2. Indulge in one of my healing services: Jharra, Reiki, Fire Ceremony (see withpearls.com for more information).
  3. Send me a monetary gift via paypal: paypal.me/SusanBillmaier (please note “gift” in the transaction).
  4. Tell a friend about this site, the coaching or healing services.
  5. Invite me to interview on a podcast or for an article.

All proceeds go toward increasing love, light, and a consciousness of Oneness in the world. Thank you for your contribution that benefits All.

These Journeys are always available on this site at no charge. I also provide Jharra, Reiki, and Fire Ceremonies at no-charge to those who ask.

You Are Your Highest Self -Fulfillment (1.6.4)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

My Self wills only to extend Itself. Extending, sharing, and creating as Divine Love, through Divine Mind, is my sole purpose. My Self knows its fullness in Divine Love and wills only to liberate me to fulfill my purpose and my joy.

Sharing

Higher-Self…lower-self. One is your Truest Self, which embodies the ideals of Love, kindness, simplicity, compassion, respect for All, Wisdom, etc. The other is the stand-in-on-earth for the Higher-Self; it takes all that Love, compassion, wisdom, and respect of the Higher-Self, and presses it through a filter we call “3rd dimensional reality” which is represented by a body, mind, and personality. Though these two “selves” are really the same, too often the filters don’t allow all that Love, compassion, wisdom, and respect through, so what comes out into 3rd dimensional reality does not look anything like the Higher-Self.

But…you are your Higher Self. It’s just a matter of removing the obstructions that prevent it from coming through.

And…until you realize and live your unity with your Higher Self, it still seems as though “you” are not your higher self. It seems as though “you” and “It” are different and separate.

And this can create some confusion, because all we have at this point in time is language to try to explain.

The Guiding Thought seems to indicate there are two selves: The one which wills (the Higher-Self), and the one which extends, shares, and creates as Divine Love through Divine mind, in the world, and through a body.

The hang-up is that whole in the world and through a body thing. How many of us Know the Will of our True Self, and can live it?

What percentage of your True Self gets through your 3rd dimensional, personality filters?

Until your 3rd dimensional, personality filters allow at least 51% of your True Self through, “you” will still think of “you” as other-than your Highest Self, because your lower self dominates your personality and impressions.

But make no mistake. You are the one who wills only to extend Your Self. Extending, sharing, and creating as Divine Love, through Divine Mind, is your sole purpose. And You know your fullness in Divine Love and you will only to liberate yourself to fulfill your purpose and joy.

When you reach a point of knowing and accepting your unity with your Self. Everything you do becomes It acting as you, through you, for Its (your) highest good.

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Ways to support this work:

  1. Hire me as your Spiritual Coach, you may sign up for a personalized Journey with me Click here for more information. Or I offer 1-on-1 spiritual coaching sessions. This is non-religion specific, and open to everyone, even atheists, though of course we would call something like “self-analysis coach” for a self-identified atheist.
  2. Indulge in one of my healing services: Jharra, Reiki, Fire Ceremony (see withpearls.com for more information).
  3. Send me a monetary gift via paypal: paypal.me/SusanBillmaier (please note “gift” in the transaction).
  4. Tell a friend about this site, the coaching or healing services.
  5. Invite me to interview on a podcast or for an article.

All proceeds go toward increasing love, light, and a consciousness of Oneness in the world. Thank you for your contribution that benefits All.

These Journeys are always available on this site at no charge. I also provide Jharra, Reiki, and Fire Ceremonies at no-charge to those who ask.

Doing Without Doing -Fulfillment (1.6.3)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

What is fulfillment but knowing my Self as an expression of Divine Love? My Self wills to create! My Self wills to share! My Self wills to extend itself! My fulfillment is creation; my joy is sharing; my peace is extension.

Sharing

Again…today I feel in perfect alignment with my initial approach to the Journey. This has never happened before: I have never begun a Journey feeling like I’m in sync with mySelf. All other Journeys, it was like mySelf wrote the Why–with very high expectations and standards–and I then had to pedal really fast to catch up to it.

When I said a few days ago in the Why, “I must do nothing. In order for Divine Perfection to work in Its time, I need not interfere: I must do nothing, and in doing nothing All is well”, the subtext of that was that I must not do something with the intention that it has specific results.

Let me give a very simple example. If I read an article that says kale is a superfood, and that in order to rid my body of every possible known toxin, I must eat kale…and then I go out and buy a bunch of kale, and eat it every day in order to rid my body of toxins….  What I have done is given my actions a meaning. All my actions (including my thoughts) which are associated with kale have the intention that I rid my body of toxins. My actions take on a meaning that I have ascribed to them, with results that I have decided I want. This is doing something.

The alternative (doing nothing) is to remove decisions about what something means or does not mean, to remove doing things in order to achieve a result, and to not prejudge how I desire an action to turn out.

This is the actionless action, the doing without doing. I still take actions. I still work, eat, watch TV, play with my cat (who happens to be very unhappy right now, since I gave him a crushed up pill in his food, and he made it very clear how it smelled, when he covered it up, refused to eat it, and has been complaining for the past 10 minutes.) But I do not try to determine what the actions mean, or the result they will bring in advance.

I’ve been “practicing” this for about two weeks. It’s not easy. First I have to notice when I have a motivation. Then I have to either a) get clear to remove the motivation or b) decide not to take the action, that has a specific motivation behind it. So far, usually, it’s been easier to go with b). I am not yet good enough at this to know when I have cleared my motivation enough to take action without having it.

But I’ve also had new awareness and action. There are now more times when I am acting without thinking. I skip the mental option of motivation or intention altogether, and simply do something. What is interesting to me is that many of the actions I have done in this “state” have been things that are “of mySelf”. They have been things that are creative, expressive, and embodying my Divine Presence.

They have also been things that will increase my awareness and expression of my Inner Divine Presence, which will be experienced as peace, love, joy, gratitude.

I am suddenly reminded of these two Guiding Thoughts, from previous Journeys:

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. (Journey of Abundance days that end in 6)

I awaken to my Inner Divine Mind and invite It to express itself as every person and event that will increase my awareness of It. (Journey of Purpose, days that end in 5)

You see, I have been working on creating, sharing, and expanding (as in today’s Guiding Thought). I find it very fascinating how a Journey of fulfillment is bringing Abundance and Purpose together for me…without me doing anything!

Love to you, dear ones. Walk your path! Love yourSelf. Be your Self.

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Ways to support me so I can do more of this work:

  1. Hire me as your Spiritual Coach, you may sign up for a personalized Journey with me Click here for more information. Or I offer 1-on-1 spiritual coaching sessions. This is non-religion specific, and open to everyone, even atheists, though of course we would call something like “self-analysis coach” for a self-identified atheist.
  2. Indulge in one of my healing services: Jharra, Reiki, Fire Ceremony (see withpearls.com for more information).
  3. Send me a monetary gift via paypal: paypal.me/SusanBillmaier (please note “gift” in the transaction).
  4. Tell a friend about this site, the coaching or healing services.
  5. Invite me to interview on a podcast or for an article.

These Journeys are always available on this site at no charge. I also provide Jharra, Reiki, and Fire Ceremonies at no-charge to those who ask.

Enriching Life -Abundance (1.5.28)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

We focus our minds and hearts entirely on the Divine Presence within. We think, we speak, and we act in accordance with Divine Will, releasing Divine Substance into all our activity, ordering all our financial affairs.

Sharing

I ran into an old boss today at the supermarket. She was my supervisor from 2003-2008, and the best boss I have ever had. She valued people; she understood how to bring out the best in people; she believed in encouraging people to become better colleagues to each, and better human beings in the world.

Right around 2008, leadership in the organization changed, and her boss (who valued her and supported her vision) was replaced by someone who did not have the same values and principles, someone who valued money and personal advancement over people and cooperative effort. Needless to say, work became very stressful for my former boss, and since then she has been up and down, and down and up,  trying to find a place where her strength and leadership style could be valued again.

As we were taking leave of each other today in the supermarket, she said, in her resilient and tenacious spirit, “We just rise…again and again…”

I have known several people–myself included–who have been bullied and beaten down by bosses who cannot seem to fathom the value of employees, the value of people, the value of relationships. I feel sad for this state of the world (but I feel like it is beginning to sigh its final breath); I feel angry that people don’t know how to treat other people; I feel sad for all of the really good people I know who have experienced this.

But I cannot, I refuse to, believe that this is our future.

There are way too many people out there making changes, doing the work, being kind, building relationships. Just today, I found these folks, who look absolutely amazing:

I know that over the past week or so, I’ve diverged from the topic of abundance in my writings. At first, I thought I was totally off base, and that I should try harder to stay on topic.

But that’s not how the Journeys work. The writing (this) is about what is inspired within, what wants to come out and be expressed, regardless of whether it is on topic or not.

Because it’s always on topic. These things come out for a reason. You may not know it when you’re writing, you may not understand today, but everything is connected, and there’s a reason that your mind/brain prompts you in certain directions.

Here’s what I currently think about my so-called off-topic musings: The world is changing…big time. There are a lot of beliefs, behavior patterns, systems, structures, etc., that are passing; they are dying, and they are fighting against their inevitable death knell. What we are experiencing is this final fight before their end.

This has to do with abundance because so many of those dying patterns have to do with greed, corruption, selfishness, pettiness, domination, and abuse…and it’s those patterns that are dying, to be replaced with new patterns of cooperation and community, appreciation for diversity, love of life and all that entails, sharing, helping, caring, and building sustainable systems that support and encourage these values.

Abundance is so much more than money or wealth, and I think that is what I’ve been getting at over the past few days. Everything that enriches life is abundance. And that’s where we are headed.

 

Trust -Abundance (1.5.27)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

Our consciousness is the gateway through which Divine Love flows, materializing our infinite Supply. We are now conscious of our own Inner Divine Presence—Infinite Love—expressing through us, providing us with the means to be aware, to understand, and to know It as our Self– more and more!

Sharing

We’ve added a kitten to our family. He was abandoned in our garage at the beginning of June; at about 8 weeks old, he was near-feral. It took about 6 weeks of working with him– small steps every day, feeding him, getting closer to him, sitting with him, playing with him– for him to let me pet him. Starting in mid-July he came in the house, and has been making himself more and more comfortable, and is now a full member of the family.

Working with a near-feral cat has been a learning experience in trust building. He completely trusts me now, and I’ve never done anything to make him question whether or not I am trust-worthy; and he is very gentle with me when he plays, keeping his claws retracted, and his bites soft.

Yesterday while playing with him, I was able to pick him up and “body slam” him (Gently!) onto his back. He did not miss a beat, barely noticed I’d just turned him upside down, and just kept playing.

Throughout the past several weeks, I’ve been thinking about the human-animal relationship. It’s a big leap from a cat to a lion, but I can see how it’s possible to be able to hug lions:

I think trust has a lot to do with it. Somehow, the lions know they can trust this guy, and he trusts them in return–they know how to bite gently and keep their claws retracted just like my little Monster.

I think about the relationship I have with Monster. We have never had a moment in which we have done something to betray our mutual trust. Sure, I’ve done things he doesn’t like: treating him for fleas, taking him to the vet, etc., but I’ve never hurt him and I’ve always been gentle with him. I pay attention. I pay attention to how he’s responding, I don’t push him, and I take small steps with him so he can get accustomed to how I am handling him (like when I put flea shampoo on him, a little bit at a time! or when I pick him up, just a few seconds at first!)

Trust is the path to go back to the “Garden of Eden”, when humans and animals co-existed in peace.

Imagine trusting each other first. How many times a day do you question someone’s motives, wonder if they will betray you or back stab you, wonder if you can believe them, if they will follow through, if they will do what they say they will do, if they will be gentle with you…if you can trust them.

Imagine a world in which people trusted each other–pure trust. Imagine the freedom we would have without the encumbrance of wondering if someone will hurt us, betray us, or deceive us. Imagine the entire world this way– personal relationships, professional relationships, businesses, governments…

 

 

 

Circulate Wealth! -Abundance (1.5.20)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

The Divine Presence of Love is the most natural energy in the world and beyond. Through the wisdom of Love, understand Love as True wealth and an expression of your Divine nature; cultivate It in your consciousness; express It! Share It! Your Love is infinite. Your wealth is infinite. Realize this as your reality and circulate wealth with joy and gratitude.

Sharing

In the last line where it says, “circulate wealth with joy and gratitude”, what is the picture that enters your mind?

Do you see yourself circulating money or Love?

There is still a part of my brain that sees myself circulating money, even after reading, contemplating, and feeling the intensity of Love as True wealth.

That’s how ingrained it is to equate money with wealth.

That’s why shifting one’s consciousness to encompass wealth as so much more than money is important.

Here’s what I mean.

If Love is True wealth, and we circulate Love, how many ways can you think of to do that?

  • Smile at a stranger.
  • Hug…anyone, or an animal, or a tree.
  • Bake someone cookies!
  • Give someone flowers.
  • Bring someone who you know is eating gluten-free a gluten-free muffin.
  • Be sensitive to someone’s needs.
  • Give a sincere “thank you”.
  • Be nice to wait staff.
  • Listen
  • Forgive someone / release an old hurt

This is a short list! There are so many ways to show love. Each demonstration of love circulates wealth.

But if a person limits themselves to thinking wealth is only money, the ways to circulate wealth become very limited: give money.

And the problem with this is that because the word “circulate” implies that it comes back to you at some point, once you give money, there’s a part of your brain wondering, “when am I getting it back?”.  In other words, there is an implicit expectation of quid-pro-quo, but with money, unless you have passive income and/or several income streams, the ways that money can come back to you are also limited.

Circulation of wealth is an energy exchange. Wealth is simply an aspect of the law of karma: the energy you put out comes back to you. The more you give Loving energy, the more Love will return to you, supplying you with Its energy, which is all-sufficient, all-caring, all-nurturing.