A Day of Preparation: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 26

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

We prepare our mind for Peace. We prepare our mind to recognize that above all else, we want the Peace that passeth understanding. Today, we offer only this, in humility and gratitude to our Divine Self: we are willing to let the Peace of God be what it is, and accept ourselves as we are meant to be.


Divine Light shines within you. You are that Light. That Light is you.

Giving thanks to the Divine for what It is, is giving thanks for your Self.

Giving thanks for your Self is giving thanks to the Divine for what It is.

The Divine You is all that exists.

The Divine is all that exists.

This is how we are “meant to be”–a pulsation of Light in the Divine Light.

Reflect the peace of Heaven here and bring this world to Heaven. For the reflection of truth draws everyone to truth, and as they enter into it, they leave all reflections behind…In Heaven reality is shared and not reflected. By sharing its reflection here, its truth becomes the only perception the Son of God accepts. (ACIM, Chapter 14.5)

Choosing is Easy, When You’re not Stuck in a Pattern: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 25

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

We are now aware of our complete harmony with All of Life. We choose to carry the harmony of Oneness with us in all areas of our life. Awareness of Oneness brings immediate peace to all our relationships and interactions. We choose Peace. We choose recognizing our Unity with All. We choose Oneness with All.


Today I had the thought, “Healing is easy…you just have to do it“.

I felt like I had a revelation: do it; it’s easy. And I felt the ease of doing it.

People think healing is hard, but it’s not. The body knows how to heal. People just don’t do what the body needs to do in order to heal. Like this woman I know who is pre-diabetic…and drinks coke all day, every day. regular coke.

We know better.

know better. Like the other day when I ate two pieces of toffee.

Why is there tension between the knowing and the doing? Why do I (sometimes) do what I know is not good for me? Why do I think, “I need to eat healthier” and then buy toffee?

My health has been on my mind lately. My choices about health have been on my mind lately. Watching the patterns of people’s choices and their health is a fascinating study.

The study is objective when watching other people, but subjective if watching one’s self. It’s a little more disconcerting, a little closer to home, to watch the choices I make and how they affect my behaviors regarding my health.

You may think this is off-topic. What does this have to do with Peace?

The underlying theme is choices. We choose to carry the harmony of Oneness with us in all areas of our life.

Let me paraphrase where I began: “Choosing Peace is easy…you just have to do it“.

Yet, I see the psychology–or the tension–that gets in the way. The barriers that I have to knowing how to heal and doing it are similar to the barriers I have to choosing peace and doing it. The first impacts my body, the second impacts my work and my relationships, but the workings of my mind are similar: something pulls me away from knowing what I need to do, from doing what I truly want to do.

These patterns, these mental (and physical) habits can be loosened. I can release their grip. When the mental-emotional-or physical pattern is no longer there, then in every moment I have a real choice. I am not bound by some mental-emotional-physical energy that pushes me automatically toward something.

The choice is fully mine. I am free. Then I am free to choose Peace, Harmony, Health…and it is easy.




The Hum of Harmony: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 24

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

We are fulfilled! We are filled to the utmost capacity! We embody All that Is. We are beyond complete! We accept and receive the beautiful gift of Life, and Know the perfection of the Love we Are. In gratitude, we share this Love with All that Is.


I feel the beautiful steady hum of life being exactly what it was meant to be. There are no crescendos, no staccatos, not even a vamp to fill time and space. Just the harmonious flow of “everything is as it should be”.

I thought today about the past 25 years of my life. It occurred to me that I have been in this hum of harmony for as long as I can remember. My life makes sense. Everything fell into place exactly as it was meant to.

From 1985 when I left home until 2000, all that time had a purpose. There was just one significant moment in 2000 that I was moving toward since 1985 (probably before that, too). That pivotal moment is what made everything prior to it make sense.

Then, the pivotal moment re-pivoted, and I wandered, wondering “what is the purpose”? for the next twelve years.

Again, in 2012 there was yet another pivotal moment that made the previous 12 years all make sense…somehow.

Everything matters. Everything is perfect, just as it is. My job is to be attuned to Life, to Love and appreciate everything that comes my way, and to do my best to live the highest life I can in every moment.

I may not always understand the what, the why, or the how, but I feel confident that the when always shows up; the when is always now, as we attune to and experience the harmony of Life around us, in us, through us.

PS. I’ve had to correct myself several times in this past week, when writing the word “Harmony”. I keep writing it as “Harmoney”. Do you think there might be something significant that I should pay attention to in that?

Peace, Claim It!: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 23

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

In our natural state of Freedom, our mind knows only serene tranquility and Oneness with All. Nothing need be done, for there is no more to do. We are perfect, whole, and complete. Satisfied and filled full, our energy overflows to manifest only the Good, the Holy, and the Beautiful.


Let go Loveless/unlovable!

To be “Loveless” means to be devoid of, or unattended with love; feeling no love and receiving no love, simply to be without love.

Unlovable means not able to love, not able to give love, not able to receive love. How do you act when you feel loveless or unlovable? …like life’s victim? There is very little peace available in this–maybe with your dog-cat-horse-canary…but not with other people. How do you act? Do you mope, and feel dragged down, allowing those deflated feelings to influence your appearance, carrying them into your relationships and experiences? Have you lost your verve and vibrancy?

If it’s how you act…it’s also how others act toward you. After all, others are a reflection of yourself.

Claim! At Peace!

“At” means “a certain place or point in time”. Since “Peace” is generally seen as the opposite of war, Webster’s dictionary includes many definitions for the word, among which is “a state of mutual harmony between people” as well as “freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, or anxiety”.

The war is over. You have found harmony with others as well as within yourself.



What a Difference 10 Days Make: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 22

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

Knowing our Self as Peace fortifies our inner awareness of unity. Through gratitude for the Life we Are, we connect with harmony. Through harmony, we are restored and strengthened, and thus are able to carry our Inner Peace to all of life’s activity surrounding us.


It was ten days ago–day 12–that I went on a rant about feeling angry about the Guiding Thought. If I Knew how to Know myself as Peace, I wouldn’t be doing this Journey, would I? I wouldn’t need it. I said, effectively dismissing the first sentence as useless, because it is telling me to do something that I could not fathom at the time.

Today I have done a 180, totally fixated on that first sentence.

Here’s why: I can remove the “as Peace” and the sentence makes perfect sense. Knowing our Self fortifies our inner awareness of unity.

Ten days ago, “I” could not reach far enough to understand myself in the greater context of either Peace or Unity.

But today, “I” is “our”, and the unity of us through our Self seems to make perfect sense. We are fortified through understanding our unity. We are One.

I can be thankful for the Life “I” am; but when the “I” which is connected to “you” is thankful for the Life we both are, there’s a deeper understanding of the very meaning of “Life”.

“My” Life cannot be separated from “your” life. My voice, your voice, all voices, contribute to the harmony which is All of Life. We all make up the symphony. We live in a symphony with every other being. Life is this harmony, the perfect symphony of everyone.

How do we know? Look around. Life surrounds us, and we live in it. Together. Isn’t this reason enough to want to figure out, and learn, how to bring more Peace to Life in every aspect?

Breathe It In: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 21

Welcome to Round 3. We are half way through! For this round, the pronouns change once again, to remind you that “we are all in this together”. It’s not just “I”; it’s not only “you”; it is we–me-you-our, myour. All for All. Let’s get started!

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

We are Love. We have infinite Love to give; therefore, we are able to give Love infinitely. Filled with Love, our energy is vibrant. All of Life responds to our inner State of Being with mutual harmony.


I feel inspired by today’s words. All of them. Sometimes I feel like just repeating the Guiding Thought in order to explain myself should be enough, as though the Guiding Thought says it all, perfectly. Today is one of those days.

Take it in. Feel it.

We are Love. We. are. Love. All of us, everywhere; no matter who we are, what we do, what we have ever done, We are Love. Nothing can change that. We cannot be something we are not, and we are Love, we can be nothing other.

Since we are Love, we have infinite Love to give. There is no end to Love; there is no end to the Love we can give. Love can pour out of us forever and a day and there would still be Love left over.

So, there’s no reason to hold onto it. There’s no reason to hoard our Love. There is no reason not to share and give generously… infinitely!

With all that movement of Love, all that accessibility of Love, all that availability of Love, how can our energy be anything but vibrant? And beautiful? And gentle, caring, kind?

I imagine being tuned in to that vibration so strongly within myself, feeling so much Love pour out that everything and everyone who comes into the vicinity feels it and automatically responds in kind, producing the mutual harmony.

Please note… feeling inspired is different than fully feeling the words embodied. I feel inspired; I do not feel that I currently embody the words.

I feel a little lifted. I feel lighter. I feel happier than I was 30 minutes ago. I feel hopeful. I feel as though, “I can do this”.

I still also feel like I have a lot to learn, a long way to go. But thank goodness for every drop.

May you be lifted, inspired, lighter, and happier, every moment, with every breath, until we all know ourselves together as the perfect embodiment of perfect Divine Love!



Everyone, Doing Their Best: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 20

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

Knowing the essence of All as your Self, you respect and revere All Life. Love your Self; love All Life. Bring this Love regularly, sincerely, and thankfully to all your activities and interactions. Know now the Peace inherent in Oneness. Know All as your Self. Know your Self as Love.


I feel totally distracted and unfocused with the Journey today. Totally. However, I am not going to judge myself too harshly. Here’s why:

Today I was very focused and concentrated on a different project. Feeling distracted here (I believe) had less to do with resistance or obstructions, and more to do with really loving what I was doing before I stopped doing that to focus (poorly) on this.

I’ve been scoring myself, quantitatively on this Journey. I score–on a scale of 0-10–things like how focused I am, whether or not my mind wanders, how well I understand the Guiding Thought, how deep my insights are (or aren’t).

I wanted to have an objective-type tool, in addition to the qualitative reflections. Can you tell I am a trained social scientist? I plan to put the numbers into a graph at the end, to see the trends and tendencies. If I continue doing this with each Journey, I will get a fun picture of…something. I’ll share the graph with you at the end, when I write my overall assessment.

Why did I start telling you this? Oh, yeah…because today I was distracted and unfocused. Suffice to say that today was a very low-scoring day.

You see, not every day needs to be intense. I’ve come a long way from thinking that I need to “really get at it”. It’s ok. What’s most important is to be consistent; take time every day for feeding your brain good thoughts.

A friend of mine posted this on FB earlier today:

You know that’s right. All we can do is do the best we can at the moment, and (imho) continue to work to increase our intelligence, awareness, and inspiration, so that our best keeps getting better.

Maybe Donald would like to Journey with me?