It’s the Little Things –Journey of Freedom 02.12.19

Guiding Thought

Trusting life allows the flow of Divine energy to come in and through you to bless All. Step gracefully into expansive, unlimited, harmonious, Divine being. Praise and thank Life for supporting you, and relax in its process.

Reflection / Contemplation

A moment of inactivity.

A moment of waiting…
that turns into several moments of waiting
that turns into

A cup of coffee,

Focus,

Sharing space,

Sharing a goal,

Sharing time.

Productivity!

Relaxing in the process
Allowing Life to unfold.

We do this together:

I and thou
and
I and Thou

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Forging Anew –Journey of Freedom 02.12.18

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

Your connection with the Infinite Source of Love is and always has been enough. Love loves you always, everywhere. Assured in love, you are perfectly lovable and perfectly loving with all people in all situations.

Reflection / Contemplation

Normally, I am a very thoughtful, introspective, contemplative person. As such, the Journeys are “easy” for me–I just sit down and do what I love to do: read, think, and write.

I’ve been having some difficulty this Journey. Much more of my energy wants to go toward action, rather than thought. Sitting and thinking feels like a waste of time. >GASP!<

I want to go, I want to move, I want to do something.

A few days ago, I mentioned purification practices of earth, air, water, and fire. With my thoughtfulness, I very naturally exhibit and embrace the qualities of air. Earth is the most foreign to me, and the most difficult for me to grasp, to really embody. Earth takes work.

This was not always the case for me. Earth has been a very pleasurable and consistent way of life for me, as I have done a lot of “outdoorsy” stuff, done a lot of “exercise stuff”, a lot of gardening, etc. But this, now is different.

Things change when they comport themselves differently in relation to something new.

Earth and Air are now comporting themselves differently for me, in relation to Freedom

The emphasis on each is changing: the emphasis on Air is declining; the emphasis on Earth is increasing.

Why do I suppose this is?

Because now, I can no longer remain “in my head” (air). My work must be in the world (earth). My freedom lies in bringing my connection with the Infinite Source outward, and trusting/having faith that It is enough. It’s one thing to think it; quite another to live it–especially when there are things such as food and shelter that this body enjoys having. Will my connection with Infinite Source feed this body? Will that connection be enough to pay my rent?

We grow up (at least I did, in the United States), in a system that is all about making money: if you have money, you are thriving, and you can have as much of the food and shelter that you can get for the money you earn. In this system, faith, trust, reliance…all those things are about exactly the opposite of having Faith or reliance on Divine Source to provide; in this system, they are about relying on yourself (or friends or family) to get the right job (or just any job), about relying on yourself to keep that job (which can mean doing unethical or unkind things), and it often means doing things that go against the emotion of a deeper happiness. In fact, here in the good ol’ US, many people literally kill themselves slowly to remain in this system.

So, here I am, bucking the system, forging a new path, turning up the Earth element, placing my faith in Infinite Source, relying on myself only to remind myself that that is enough, and that I am lovable and loving in ALL situations.

This is my responsibility, if I am to be free of the conditioning of my economic-social upbringing.

 

 

 

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Don’t Let Distractions Sway You –Journey of Freedom 02.12.17

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

Allow your physical body to experience itself fully as Light and Love. Your physical body embodies Light; you are an expanded body of Light and Sound. Move as Light, perceive as Light, behave as Light. You are everywhere—permeating, expanding, unifying, and healing. All things are possible.

Reflection / Contemplation

I’ve always (for now going on 40 years) “seen” myself as light. Even before I understood it, even before I knew it was “a thing”, I used to draw/color pictures of myself engulfed in light–mostly gold with pinks and light greens, sometimes purples and blues.

Sometimes it’s easier to be in that space of having only slight-awareness, instead of being fully aware. When I used to draw/color myself as light, the understanding I had about it was minuscule. I colored this way because it was fun, and it felt good, not because I thought it actually meant anything.

But If I become aware of myself as Light, and accept that as who I am, then I become responsible for it. Once aware I cannot go back to unawareness or ignorance. Or…I suppose I can go back, but why would I choose that? So: Once aware I become responsible for being who/what I know I am. I become responsible for maintaining my own forward-progression.

This is a big deal. If you are experiencing this, you know. It takes commitment and effort not to fall back in to old habits and illusions.

Actually being Light and Love takes no effort what so ever. Light and Love is your natural state–it is who you are in Truth. Any effort, any struggle, any slip is the effect of you believing you are something other than Light and Love.

And, you see…those “effects” are not even True, because they derive from something that is not True–a false belief about who you are. So even the “effects” serve only to keep you from understanding the Truth about yourself.

This is why the only focus to maintain forward-progression is the Truth: You are an expanded body of Light and Sound. You are Love Itself, the very nature and Source of All that IS. This is your Truth. This is your reality. Claim it. Take responsibility for it. Be It.

 

 

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Love in My World –Journey of Freedom 02.12.16

Guiding Thought

Through your physical body, bring Divine Light and Love to the physical universe. Heal unresolved issues through loving thoughts, words, and emotions, and become lighter and brighter. Bring light to all you have denied and heal your past-present-future NOW. Every day you are lighter and lighter!

Reflection / Contemplation

I am an Aquarius, and very “Aquarian” in nature–or so I’m told. That is: I prefer thinking, logic, and rationality (Air signs) to feeling, emotion, or intuition (Water signs); I prefer to think about things in universal terms rather than individual terms; I am extremely independent and do not generally even think to rely on anyone for anything; I can come across as aloof, detached, and uncaring (because I’m “always in my head”, but not because I don’t care–but you have to know me to know this). Generally speaking, I don’t like poetry (I like philosophy). I don’t like reading or hearing about people’s personal drama (I’d rather analyze it). I find the discussion of detailed steps tedious (talk to me about the big picture!).

Yet… my rising sign is Scorpio. With characteristics of deep emotion, high intuition, passion, and intensity, everything I just wrote above becomes reversed with Scorpio.

We are all walking conundrums, in my humble opinion. Each of us is the only one who can figure out the puzzle of “me”–and what an exciting puzzle it is!

Most of the time, I am in my Aquarian nature, but recently, this poem wrenched me from it:

To Love you is to daydream of you often, think of you so much, to speak of you proudly, and miss you terribly when we are apart.
To Love you is to cherish the warmth of your arms, the sweetness of your kiss, the friendliness of your smile, the loving sound in your voice, and the happiness we share…
To Love you is to never forget the adversity we have overcome, the tears we have shed, the plans we have made, the problems we have solved, and the pain of separation.
To Love you is to remember joyfully the days we made memorable, the moments that will live forever in our hearts,
The dreams we hope for, the caress and touches of love, and the exhilaration of love that fills our hearts.
To Love you is to need you, want you, hold you, and know you as no one else can.
To Love you is to realize that life without you would be no life at all.
(Author Unknown)
(See full post here)

Every line struck me so deeply. My Aquarian nature rebelled, and wanted to roll its eyes, to minimize the emotion, to give no credence to the meaning (it feels so dependent, so dramatic!). But I couldn’t do anything but agree with all of it, to feel it. Each line is so specific. It’s not about universal love. It’s not about “Love and Light”. It’s not about any of that abstract stuff that my Aquarian nature loves so much. This is so concrete, so real life.

With every line, Love became more real and more tangible to me in my world.

Because I have this. I have this kind of Love. I have this person.

I have the person who brings the universal – big L – Love into my every day life, without whom there would be no life at all.

 

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I Wonder… –Journey of Freedom 02.12.15

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

How can you live apart from God? God is indivisible. God is your Source and the Life within you. Your Oneness with All through God was established at your birth, at the creation of your being. The realization of this Truth is the foundation of your freedom.

Reflection / Contemplation

It’s interesting. People are so different. Sometimes people judge others based on looks…or lifestyle preference…or education…or work…or who they choose to partner with…or what they eat…or how they speak…or what car they drive.

I’ve been judged by all of these things, and more. Even recently.

Sometimes (not always), it seems that the people who judge the harshest are the people who also have–or perhaps claim to have–a relationship with God, people of “faith”, people surrounded by other people of the same faith.

I’ve experienced this, too–being judged most harshly by one or more people who talk about their faith in God, about in leaving “it” in His hands, about the power of prayer.

When I’ve had the opportunity to have such conversations, I empathize with nearly everything such people say about God and their relationship with Him, when they are speaking about their trust and faith, their prayer, their life in Him.

And I’ve found that in those moments, when I am hearing their trust, their faith, their love for Him, I am right there with them. I feel an affinity, I understand–at least on some level–their passion, their commitment.

I feel my Oneness with All through God.

I wonder if they do.

Journey of Freedom (August 11 – October 01) is now available as a free book.
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Declaration of Healing –Journey of Freedom 02.12.14

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

Divine energy nourishes you, heals you, and brings God into your mind and body. Enlightenment moves you, awakens your Soul, and firmly grounds you in all you do. Your energy creates your life experiences; your being is only love and light.

Reflection / Contemplation

The word “nourish” has been a big part of my vocabulary lately, as part of a philosophy of nourish-cleanse-balance. I’ve been cohering the susanwithpearls grounding-philosophy around these three words: when the mind cleanses itself of toxic  thoughts and nourishes itself with loving/healing thoughts, the mind comes into greater balance. When the emotions are cleansed of destructive, traumatic, or petty/small feelings, and compassion, empathy, and harmony replace them, the emotions come into a state of balance, or equanimity. When the body is cleansed of waste material produced as a natural by-product of cell growth, digestion, respiration, and the immune-system destroying unwanted viruses/cells/bacteria, and the body-systems are nourished with foods that promote healthy cell-growth, the body comes to a state of balance/harmony/health.

So today, this mind-body-emotions application becomes expanded even further–into Divine energy.

It seems to me that the Divine energy application represents an “umbrella”, under which the three I mentioned above fall. There is nothing Divine energy cannot do. It can heal the body; it can heal the mind; it can heal the emotions; it can awaken your Soul.

My energy creates my life experience. I want my life experience to be the highest, most wondrous experience it can be.

Thus! over and above all, I declare: I invite, welcome, receive, and accept Divine energy into my mind-body-emotions, to balance and heal all within me which is less than Divine Perfection. I invite, welcome, receive, and accept Divine energy’s love and light as an expression of this body, this mind, these emotions. May All be love and light in my body, mind, and emotions, in my life, my world, my experience. Om Tat Sat.

 

 

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Remember: Navratri begins in the United States on Sept. 29, and goes until October 8! Every day I’ll be offering a fire ceremony to the Divine Mother, and her various aspects.

 

 

Purify Your Presence –Journey of Freedom 02.12.13

Guiding Thought

Everything is energy. Everything is energy connecting everything! A shift in energy in one place shifts energy other places. Lift your energy to the vibration of Love and Light, to God, to all that is Divine. You are responsible for your energy; choose to free it by releasing the Divine Love within you.

Reflection / Contemplation

In the early 1990’s, I learned the spiritual purification practices of Earth-Air-Water-Fire, loosely from the Vedic tradition. The teacher I learned them from had “Americanized” them, to be suitable for the fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyle of Americans–who (generally speaking) are not inclined toward spiritual practices. Here is the breakdown:

  • Earth: Exercise, nutritious food, fulfilling work, loving relationships, abundance
  • Air: Breathing, taking in Prana and oxygen.
  • Water: Bathing twice a day for at least an hour; drinking lots of clean water.
  • Fire: Sitting with an open fire or candle.

The Elements are Spiritual Building Blocks–they are the first materials created, from which all other materials were formed. Each of these has a physical as well as an energetic, or spiritual, component. All of them cleanse the energy bodies which are associated with the physical body (the auric field). Interaction with the Elements brings Spirit into the physical, and thus brings harmony, balance, and healing into the physical body.

  • Earth practices do more than exercise or move the body: they use the body to bring forth higher qualities of fulfillment, love, or abundance.
  • Air Practices cleanse the body at a cellular level, but also bring higher vibrational energies (prana) into the body.
  • Bathing cleanses the emotional body. Water flows downward, and will “wash” the energy-field from tip to toe.
  • Sitting with Fire cleanses the chakras and removes “stuck” emotions, especially anger; fire will also burn up karmic attachments. Fire burns upward and will “wash” the energy field from toe to tip.

My relationship with the elements has varied and shifted over the years, for example depending on whether or not I had a bathtub, or a space to have a fire, or the inclination to exercise. Since learning them though, I have used these practices consciously every day, to some degree.

At their core, these are all purification practices. They cleanse the body/mind/emotions of “lower” energies associated with misery, hatred, jealousy, envy–those energies that prevent people from feeling loving-kindness, compassion, generosity, cooperation.

The reason I bring this up today, is due to the last line of the Guiding Thought: You are responsible for your energy; choose to free it by releasing the Divine Love within you. I’ve been “out and about” amidst a lot of energies lately, and when I come home, I feel my personal energy has become heavy, distorted. I take a bath, and it’s gone! I am lighter again!

Imagine if everyone did one thing just one day to cleanse their energy bodies, and to remove lower energies of misery–one thing, as simple as taking a walk, taking a bath, or sitting with a fire. And in that one day, what misery, anger, or hatred could be transformed! Imagine what the world would be like if people did this consciously everyday. What would you feel like if you didn’t have to walk around with a build up of negative energies in your mind/body/emotions. And it’s not like taking a bath or sitting with a fire is difficult, you know?

The greatest gift you can give humanity is the purity of your own presence.
~Leonard Orr 

 

 

 

Journey of Freedom (August 11 – October 01) is now available as a free book.
You no longer need to wait for the Guiding Thoughts to be posted here daily–you may move at your own pace. This link will take you to the document in Dropbox; you may download it from there.

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