Enjoy the Scenery– Worth (1.3.15)

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Guiding Thought

There is only one Will. That Will is Love: your Love, my Love, our Love, together. Only when you will in Love is the outcome assured in Love. Only when you will in Love do you know the results are truly beneficial to all, including yourself. Only when you will with Love are you Free and can affirm with certainty “All is as it should be”.

Reflection

There have been two predominant themes so far for this Journey, subtexts of my intention to dig deeper into a relationship with the Holy Spirit and Divine Mother. Those themes have been: change and connection.

This came across my path earlier today:

You will find great changes as time compresses. Much will be accomplished in less time. Events around you are changing in this fashion. Be aware of these changes. Be alert to this changes. Be careful. Observe carefully in silence as events and circumstances are in a flux. Be alert to emotional changes. Be alert to behavioral changes. Observe these changes through an unconditioned mind. Do not judge, nor be critical. Just observe through silence, through a quiet mind, and you shall see change. Now chant the mahamantra. Place all observations through the filter of Truth, Simplicity and Love. Observe the truth of change. Observe the simplicity of change. Observe the love in change. Place truth into change. Place simplicity into change. Place love into change.   –Babaji

And, did you know that the full moon on April 30 was in Scorpio, which is the sign all about change: birth, death, regeneration?

Change is everywhere.

How does this relate to the Guiding Thought today?

It seems to me that being able to say, “All is as it should be” is like saying every second that I trust Divine Will, through whatever is going on at the moment, which changes from moment to moment.

Divine Will, in a sense, is the constant through the change: it is what is moving us through the moments of change. Divine Will is the train we ride, while we watch the countryside roll past. We don’t have to get caught up in the change of scenery. We don’t have to identify with it, or think that because it is changes there is something wrong or “bad”. We can just watch it, and enjoy it, and just stay on the train. If we jump off the train to stop the scenery from changing, then we just get stuck in the middle of nowhere.

What does this have to do with– Worth (1.3.7)

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Guiding Thought

I claim who I am, the essence of my Self, established in and by Love. My Self shines with the strength, beauty and power of its essence, Love. As I open to my Self, accept my Self, and Love my Self, the Life of Unity infuses all my activity and transforms my consciousness. Life as my Self renews my Joy and restores my trust in Life itself.

Reflection

“Change is the only constant”. Yet so many people resist change…or at least that seems to be the case.

Why?

One would think that if change is the only constant, then it is completely natural. And if it is completely natural, doing it should be easy…and natural.

So, why do so many people seem to have a problem with change? Here are some ideas:

  • Change is imposed from outside, or not chosen
  • Transition periods are associated with adapting to the change are difficult
  • The new/different situation will be “worse”

Even so-called positive change people seem to have a rough time with, mainly associated with the second point above.

If people have a conscious or sub-conscious aversion to change, I wonder how resistant people are to transformation?

And if people are resistant to transformation, then is there a resistance to today’s Guiding Thought, “the Life of Unity infuses all my activity and transforms my consciousness”.

I feel like this awareness is a valuable insight. Although I do not feel resistant to change, if there is a part of my mind that is–especially one that is subconscious–then it is working against what I am trying to accomplish with these Journeys. Transformation is the whole point of the Journeys.

I just remembered that I wrote about this very thing at the very end of the last Journey. That feels significant. I must be working on this in my inner mind, my subconscious, my inner self.

These Journeys instigate change. The whole point is to teach myself to think in ways that are more loving, kind, unified, compassionate. As I have been doing this, small changes happen in life–the Life of Unity infuses all activity.

But it does not happen all at once, and in some ways, it happens so subtly that the change is barely noticeable most days.

Then (and this is what I’ve experienced), you wake up one day, and realize something is different; you’re different. But it happened so slowly, and now feels so natural.

This is what it means, I think, about “in a twinkling of an eye”. It’s not that it happens all at once, that fast; it’s that when the changes are happening in incremental amounts, over a long period of time, it takes some time for the brain to realize it, and “see” it. Then it just seems like it happened so fast.

I’m going to keep thinking about this whole change/transformation thing. I think it’s much bigger than I am currently aware of it being, and I need to open myself to learning about what it’s teaching me. And what does this have to do with worth, anyway?