Relax -n- Love: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.29

Guiding Thought

We are. We are Love. We are kindness. We are filled full. We have all we seek, for all we seek is within us. Now we can be who we know we are. We share our Self with all and hold nothing back. We give All Love. The Fullness of our Self returns to us as every form, person, situation, circumstance, and event that renews our fullness. We need not worry or think about what may be…our Self Knows and orders our lifes for perfect fulfillment. All we need do is remember our Self… and smile, breathe, and live.

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

Reflections

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

Bent Halo

Reflection

All we need is Love. Love is fulfilling, Love is kind.

It is one of the most popular topics in the world.

Some say love is blind.

We are finding new ways to love – today, staying home is love.

Some say:

Love – by the Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon:

“Love is real, real is love

Love is feeling, feeling love

Love is wanting to be loved

Love is touch, touch is love

Love is reaching, reaching love

Love is asking to be loved

Love is you

you and me

Love is knowing

We can be

Love is free, free is love

Love is living, living love

Love is needing to be loved.”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7er_xx7Wmg8

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m3f6O2cPs. With lyrics

I Corinthians 13:

“Love is patient and kind;

Love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way;

It is not irritable or resentful,

It does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Hafiz – “I Heard God Laughing”

 

Keeping Watch

In the morning

When I began to awake,

It happened again-

That feeling

That You, Beloved,

Had stood over me all night

Keeping watch,

 

That feeling

That as I began to stir

 

You put Your lips on my forehead

And lit a Holy Lamp

Inside my heart.

 

Susan

It was SO relaxing to paint these today…

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 29.  

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We smile, We Breathe, We Live and We Paint!: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.28

Guiding Thought

We erase all we think we know of our Inner Divine Mind. We are changing. We are changed. All is new. With a blank slate of pure luminescence, we simply wait, feeling our inner glow. Transformation! We want this. We invite this. We welcome this!

We allow ourselves to change, to become more attuned to our Self, more aligned with our Self, and more congruent with our Highest Purpose. As we wait and watch, our Highest Purpose appears as our activities, as people and circumstances. We breathe; we smile, and we live.

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

Reflections

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

Bent Halo

Today I started a painting that’s been floating around in my thoughts for a while. I was inspired by a book called “Painting from the Source” by Aviva Gold. It is indeed about reconnecting with our Source, our Inner Divine Mind, and encouraging us to transform our attitude towards creative endeavors.  It is about allowing ourselves to change, to recognize that we are not born with our inner critic.

The process begins of course with a blank sheet of paper. Be with our emotions, and watching what comes up. For example, the inner critic that says painting is not a productive use of our time. That we can’t paint, that we’re no good at it. We can notice those thoughts, and say “no thanks” to the critic, and let them go. And breathe. Breathe, and let our Higher Purpose express itself through our painting.

The painting process, the letting go can be a metaphor of how we live our lives. We smile, we breathe, we live and paint!

 

Quotes from Jean Haines – “Paint Yourself Calm”

“There is far more to be gained from painting than the end result of color on paper.”

“The process of painting in a certain way with the sole intent of using color to calm ourselves can be a powerful discovery.”

 “Art isn’t an exclusive club for those who are gifted or know what they are doing.”

“Life is like a white sheet of paper waiting to be painted.”

Susan

I started with flowers…

then I decided they were butterflies.

This is kind of in sync with what I’ve been feeling…yesterday, the flowers were dancing.

Tomorrow…lavender!

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 28.  

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Gratitude and Blessing: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.27

Guiding Thought

Of ourselves we are nothing, yet in union with Inner Divine Mind, through our own Loving Presence, we are everything and have everything. As we infuse our consciousness with Knowledge of our Inner Divine Mind, our activity expresses this Union and we experience life. We breathe in this life. We smile with Joy and Gratitude, and we affirm:  WE LIVE.

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

Reflections

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

Bent Halo

As we shelter-in-place, I am struck with gratitude for all our blessings, like a warm house, food in the pantry, fresh fruits and veggies in the fridge, money in our pocket, and someone to share with.  We have everything.

We have so much to be thankful for. It is hard not to worry about those that have lost their jobs, can’t pay the rent, or have no medical coverage.

So let us be thankful, express our gratitude, and affirm with Joy that WE LIVE. And let us pray for the wellbeing of all those who are suffering.

Every Movement

I rarely let the word “NO”

Escape from my mouth

Because it is so plain to my soul

That God has shouted “Yes! Yes! Yes!”

To every luminous movement in Existence

Hafiz “I Heard God Laughing”

Susan

This is life. Everything that we experience is life. All life is God, and of God, and in God. Every Breath is God. Every glance is God. Every moment of every thing is God.

When we experience Life as it is: God, of God, and in God, what can possibly bother us? The “trick” is to be in union with God, being everything, having everything.

And as we know ourselves in union with God, we can help and share with those who do not know, those in suffering and distress. They, too, are in God, the Life of God. Help them know it. Peace.

 

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 26.  

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Identify as Divine Mind…Relax: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.26

Guiding Thought

Today we relax with confidence in the activity of our Inner Divine Mind. We allow it to express Its true nature of all-sufficiency and all-supply in our life and affairs. Today, our only responsibility is to protect our own Loving Presence from thoughts that block Its flow. If we feel uncertain, we remembers our Source; if we feel weak, we remember our Inner Flow; if we feel doubt, we assure ourselves of our Inner Knowing, and we are free.

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

Reflections

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

Bent Halo

I keep coming back to the action of one-pointed attention. When we think about the past or what might happen in the future, worry sets in. It blocks our flow of our Loving Presence. One pointed attention focused on our Source, our Inner Divinity, will bring us back into Peace and Harmony. This brings us freedom.

Our thoughts are like wild horses, who want to gallivant off in all different directions. By gently reining them in, we can bring our attention back to the present, to our Source, to the Peace within us all. This is a practice that we do over and over again, as our thoughts want to stray. This practice makes us stronger, and gives us the ability to remain calm and centered in difficult times.  With our attention pointed inwards, we access the unshakable strength of our Source, or Eternal being, and realize all happiness and abundance in our lives.

May all sentient beings enjoy happiness

and the root of happiness.

May we be free from suffering

and the root of suffering.

May we not be separated from the great

happiness devoid of suffering.

May we dwell in the great equanimity free

from passion, aggression, and prejudice.

~Pema Chodron – Comfortable with Uncertainty

Susan

There does not seem to be a lot of relaxing these days. While listening to the Guiding Thought, it occurred to me that the anxiety, panic, and distress in the world shows us just how far we have collectively allowed our thoughts to stray from Divine Presence. Not only do we (humanity) not use our thoughts to connect with the Divine, we also actively allow our thoughts to take us away from the Divine.

What we are experiencing collectively is the Divine. This is evolution. This is transformation into our higher-divine selves.

We do not need to embrace it…it’s coming whether we do or not. But the experience can be more joyful, more relaxed if we identify with the activity of Divine Mind acting in us, through us, as us, all of us, together.

 

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 26.  

Public Service Message regarding CoVid 19:

How to triage your symptoms. Please use the flow chart below to determine whether or not you should go to the hospital.

Remember: One of the big concerns right now is the potential for overwhelming hospitals and emergency personnel. There is no treatment for mild cases. Severe cases require hospitalization, with respirators. You can determine for yourself what your symptoms are, and reduce the potential overwhelm in hospitals and at doctors’ offices. Please share; in working together, we can help the people with most severe cases get the necessary treatment.

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Clearing the Path for the Light of Our Souls: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.25

Guiding Thought

Our Purpose is to awaken to the Truth within and share it The Truth within – our Inner Divine Mind – flows constantly and purely. As we go deeper in our awareness, the current of this flow broadens, strengthens, and brightens. It fills us and pours forth. This is our Source, the Source of all our good, all our happiness, and all our abundance. We awaken to our Inner Divine Mind and invite It to express Itself as every person and event that will increase our awareness of It.

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

Reflections

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

Bent Halo

Like a fresh clear mountain stream. It flows endlessly. Our Source is our Original Goodness, at the core of our being.

I find myself trying to simply re-word the guiding thoughts, so I thought it would be refreshing to share from a different perspective.

“I have spoken at times of a light in the soul, a light that is uncreated and uncreatable… to the extent that we can deny ourselves and turn away from created things, we shall find our unity and blessing in that little spark in the soul, which neither space nor time touches”.

-Meister Eckhart

 Of our Source, that spark, that seed – Origen writes:

“Even though it is covered up, because it is God that has sowed this seed in us, pressed it in, begotten it, it cannot be extirpated or die out, it glows and sparkles, burning and giving light and always it moves upward toward God”.

 Picture that pure fresh clear mountain stream, sparkling in the sunlight, reflecting like diamonds. That is the light of our souls, shining brightly for all to see.

 

Susan

What matters to you? What matters to you now? Is it different than what mattered to you yesterday? What are your priorities? How has your life changed in the past week or month?

Life is asking us to look at our lives. To consider or reconsider what is important. To assess, to re-negotiate, to re-organize our priorities.

This week begins Navratri, the nine nights of the Divine Mother. The first three days are devoted to Kali, the shakti-aspect of Shiva the Destroyer. Kali represents the undoing of all that is no longer working, all that is not aligned with Divine Order. Her message is “make your life right; if you don’t, I will”.

A friend of mine once said to me, “God and I are not on the same page”. So he fought with God, remaining obstinate that God needed to do his bidding. It’s this type of attitude that Kali’s force comes to destroy. The only “page” is the Divine page. Either you get on It, or you will experience an unsettling re-organization of your life according to God’s Will.

If you are aware of the Truth within you, and seek to express it, allowing it to grow, strengthen, and broaden, Kali comes to your aid, and adds her strength to the Truth you cultivate, for that is Her Truth as well.

 

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 25.  

Public Service Message regarding CoVid 19:

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Remember: One of the big concerns right now is the potential for overwhelming hospitals and emergency personnel. There is no treatment for mild cases. Severe cases require hospitalization, with respirators. You can determine for yourself what your symptoms are, and reduce the potential overwhelm in hospitals and at doctors’ offices. Please share; in working together, we can help the people with most severe cases get the necessary treatment.

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Sun and Birds, Light the World!: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.24

Guiding Thought

Our Inner Divine Mind is always expressing Itself in all ways through our own Loving Presence. This is Its True Nature, thus this is our true nature. We turn to our Inner Divine Mind as the Source of our happiness, purpose, and fulfillment. We allow it to flow through our own Loving Presence and appear as all our activity, as every visible form and experience we desire.

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

Reflections

Bent Halo

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

Here it is ten days later from day 14’s reflections. It’s once again a sunny day, and the daffodils are still blooming bright as the sun.

I went for a walk today, and was greeted by others with “what a glorious day”. Of course I agreed. It is heart warming to hear others sharing their Loving Presence, knowing the Source of their happiness is the same Source for my happiness and joy. The same sun shines on us all. The Same spark of Divinity, our Inner Divine Mind, flows through us all.

In troubling times, it can be easy to give into fear. It’s wonderful to see the light shining from other persons, as it lifts us all up. That is why it’s so important for each of us to share our own Living Presence, to lift each other up. To be the Light, so that others may see.

 

 

SusanWithPearls

Susan

Be Peace. Peace is you. This is the Truth. You may not feel it. It may not be what you are experiencing, yet Peace is the Truth.

That which is real cannot be threatened. That which is unreal does not exist. When you validate only the Truth, the real, you see the extent to which outer experiences are unreal. The only response to Truth is gratitude for Its Being.

“Be like a bird,
who halting in her flight
on a limb too slight
feels it give way beneath her
and sings, sings
knowing she has wings
and sings, sings
knowing she has wings.”

 

 

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 24.  

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Remember: One of the big concerns right now is the potential for overwhelming hospitals and emergency personnel. There is no treatment for mild cases. Severe cases require hospitalization, with respirators. You can determine for yourself what your symptoms are, and reduce the potential overwhelm in hospitals and at doctors’ offices. Please share; in working together, we can help the people with most severe cases get the necessary treatment.

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In It Together and With the Divine Mother, too: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.23

Guiding Thought

We are now fully conscious of our own Loving Presence, which seeks expression through us. Our own Loving Presence Knows our hearts and Knows our happiness. It Knows how to fulfill our hearts and bring us joy by placing us in right situations, with right people, at right times where we may fully express our purpose. We submit our minds and hearts, all our thoughts, words, and actions to our own Loving Presence to be lifted to Its vision and plan for life.

The Guiding Thoughts audio for this Journey may be found here. (Yes, they are there!)

Reflections

Bent Halo

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

We are all in this life together. While we may be physically isolated for a while, it’s important to remember that we are all still connected through Spirit, and our Loving Presence. We can think of the isolation as a spiritual retreat.  This time is an opportunity to look within, and find our Loving Presence. Can we be happy, and fulfill our life’s purpose, even in the midst of turmoil, and social distancing?  Our spirits can still soar.  Our Loving Presence still has its vision and plans for life.

 

 

 

 

SusanWithPearls

Susan

I recently spoke with someone who has severe arthritis and has a hard time writing, typing, painting, drawing, etc. We discussed what options might be available other than these for Journey expressions. One suggestion was dancing! Today I found another option: I cleaned and rearranged my various altar shelves. All of this was in preparation for the celebration of Navratri a celebration of the Divine Mother in all her forms. What better way to connect with my Inner Divine Self, than preparing for and  connecting with the Divine Mother?

 

 

If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 23.  

Public Service Message regarding CoVid 19:

How to triage your symptoms. Please use the flow chart below to determine whether or not you should go to the hospital.

Remember: One of the big concerns right now is the potential for overwhelming hospitals and emergency personnel. There is no treatment for mild cases. Severe cases require hospitalization, with respirators. You can determine for yourself what your symptoms are, and reduce the potential overwhelm in hospitals and at doctors’ offices. Please share; in working together, we can help the people with most severe cases get the necessary treatment.

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