Round and Round the Love Goes. 03.05.02

Guiding Thought

I choose to expand my consciousness and open my heart to Divine Love’s flow within me. Realizing my own Divine Presence, I know God as the Source and Fulfillment of all my good.

Reflection

I’ve been thinking about love lately, in the context of Divine flow: any Divine love comes through me, therefore, it’s not “mine”. What’s more, I don’t have to feel it in the same way that I might feel human love; and by this I mean that Divine Love is so much bigger than I am, I might not recognize it in the same way…I just need to trust that Divine Love is flowing through me.

It flows through me, out to where I direct it, then it flows back to me, so it can flow out once again.

Love is the first Law.

Love is what creates and sustains.

Everything else hinges on practicing Love.

This is why “love the Lord, thy God” is the first Christian commandment. God is the Source. Any love I give to God is simply going back to the Source, to be given back to me. And round and round the love goes.

Identity. Take it or Leave it. 03.05.01

 

Over the next 40 days, your mission is to read the provided Guiding Thoughts, reflecting on the words, the feeling, the meaning, for a minimum of 5 minutes, and then to write a response, or reflection, for a minimum of 5 minutes (or whatever you committed to).

 

Guiding Thought

Divine Love-Light is the Source of All. It is all good, all God. This Source is always seeking expression through me. My awareness of my personal identity as this Source provides me with infinite fulfillment and prosperity.

Reflection

“Identity”. I find it a bit ironic that the very first Guiding Thought of this Journey asks me to identify as something. I’ve spent a lot of my adult life throwing off labels, and definitions of who “I am”. Labels are so restrictive. If I claim a label, doesn’t it follow me? Once I state something as an identity, can I change my mind?

I know a guy whose whole identity revolves around [for example] being a social scientist. He converses as a social scientist. He memory works like a social scientist’s. He organizes like a social scientist. He analyzes behaviors and establishes relationships as a  social scientist. Everything he does, he sees and acts from his identity as a social scientist. And he’s not silent about it–he’s the one who says things like, “I don’t remember that conversation. I’m a social scientist; I remember data, not ideas”.

I just don’t understand being so invested in an identity. Especially an identity that can change with simply learning something new about myself, or growing and developing as a person.

Yet, the thing about identifying as the Source of All, is that since it’s ALL, containing everything, then that identity inherently contains everything. Anything I want to be, I am, when I identify as the expression of the Source of All.

I guess that solves my identity dilemma. When I accept myself as everything, then anything I express is the identity I have claimed!

Here is the Guiding Thought for tomorrow: 

I choose to expand my consciousness and open my heart to Divine Love’s flow within me. Realizing my own Divine Presence, I know God as the Source and Fulfillment of all my good.

Journey of Abundance: Commitment and Dedication 03.05.0

The commitment today serves as an agreement between you and yourself about what you are willing and able to do to see this Journey through to the end. Choose a commitment that you think you can keep: One day a week? Every other day? One day each round? Whatever you choose, please, I ask you: do it. Make the agreement with yourself. Keep the agreement with yourself. When you keep agreements with yourself, it teaches you that you are reliable, competent, trustworthy…and carries through on many different levels. This is about momentum and moving yourself forward in your spiritual growth.

The dedication for the Journey gives the Journey a purpose beyond you. The Journey is bigger than you are, so to say. Dedicate your Journey to at least one other person, to a greater purpose (“I dedicate this to the purpose of increasing my courage to demonstrate to others how to have more courage”) or to a Cause or Belief (like Love, or Oneness, or Harmony), or dedicate the Journey to God, the Divine, or to a Humanist ideal that you think would serve all of humanity. Write your own, or adapt what I have written below for yourself, in your voice, so that they feel right for you.

My Commitment

I commit to spending a minimum of 5 minutes each day for the next 40 days either reading and contemplating, or listening to and contemplating, the Guiding Thoughts. I commit to spending a minimum of 5 minutes each day for the next 40 days to reflecting on the Guiding Thoughts either via words or artistic expression (I’ve been thinking about painting again… this time, I want to paint fire!).

I commit. I commit. I commit. (If you have been here before, you know that I’ve faltered on recent Journeys in my commitments. I’m committing anew. The past if over. Life is NOW. I commit anew.)

Dedication

I dedicate all activity, energy, vibration, and movement of my physical, etheric, mental, and emotional bodies during each day of this Journey, during each meditation, each reflection, at all levels of consciousness to the Divine, for the benefit of all, including myself.

I dedicate all of the effects of the activity, energy, vibration, and movement of my physical, etheric, mental, and emotional body during each day of this Journey, during each meditation, each reflection, at all levels of consciousness to the Divine, for the benefit of all, including myself.

With deepest gratitude I offer this to the Divine, for the opportunity to serve.

We begin tomorrow with the Reflections!

Over the next 40 days, your mission is to read the provided Guiding Thoughts, reflecting on the words, the feeling, the meaning, for a minimum of 5 minutes, and then to write a response, or reflection, for a minimum of 5 minutes (or whatever you committed to).

Here is the first Guiding Thought, to get you started:

01 Divine Love-Light is the Source of All. It is all good, all God. This Source is always seeking expression through me. My awareness of my personal identity as this Source provides me with infinite fulfillment and prosperity.

 

 

Journey of Abundance: WHY? 03.05.00

Setting up the intention: Why do you want to do a Journey of Abundance? What are your expectations? What is your intention? What do you hope to get out of it?

Take a moment to reflect, and write…

Here are some preliminary questions to ask about Abundance to help you determine what this Journey may be about for you:

  • What is Abundance? What causes Abundance? What does Abundance mean to me?
  • What does it mean to be Abundant?
  • Where do I find Abundance?
  • When do I feel lack? When do I feel poor? When Do I feel limitation? Am I willing to release these things?
  • What is worthiness to me? If I “have” something, but it is “worthless” is it part of my prosperity?
  • How does Abundance serve my Purpose?
  • How do I express Abundance?
  • How do I bring Abundance to others and to the world?
  • What is the relationship of Abundance to love, peace, purpose, service to all, etc.?
  • What concepts branch out from Abundance? What hinges on it? What does it hinge on?

 

Here is my reflection:

I’ve done this Journey many times. Despite this, there is always more I learn about myself and about Abundance.

Of course, why not? Divine Source is Infinite. My consciousness can expand infinitely. The more I expand my consciousness, the greater my personal flow of abundance. Since I love experiencing tangible situations and things that directly correspond to how much my consciousness expands, this is a very fun Journey!

What’s new for me this Journey is: I really want to focus on is the correlation between Eternal Peace and Infinite Abundance.  What I am hoping to accomplish is becoming more centered and grounded in Divine Peace. And from there, from that deep, abiding, security of God’s Assurance, I want to experience Abundance.

There is too much external uncertainty going on right now about the economy, finances, income. I hope that, if I focus on Peace, I can help others find Peace in these outwardly uncertain economic times.

Peace (and Abundance!) be with you!

 

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.

Journey Of Abundance begins Thursday!

Hello Everyone!

The Journey begins on Thursday…AND, if you would like to join a group of people to do this Journey, I’m leading a class for this Journey of Abundance.  The class begins Wednesday July 29 at 7 pm ET. It lasts for 7 weeks, for a soft-launch cost of $35. Would love to have you join us. I’ll be providing a PDF workbook for the class. 
“Money is the consolidation of the loving, living energy of divinity” (Djwal Khul). This seven-week course reinforces your natural divinity and strengthens your Love and Peace to bring about material experiences of abundance. This journey goes deep into your understanding of the Divine as the source for all your material needs, opening channels for you to receive the flow of abundance, which is your birthright.

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.