Back to Basics (Purpose 1.2.24)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
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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 could desire.


What do I believe? What do I want to believe? Who am I? What is my purpose? Do I believe that the Guiding Thought is actually guiding me? Is it taking me the direction I want to go?

Sometimes, I just need to do a check-in with myself. Questions like these help pull my head down, out of the clouds; they ground me, and bring me back to the very basic questions about life, and why I do what I do, why I think what I think, why I am the way I am. They ground me in me.


I know, I know, that sounds a little against the grain for someone who does these Journeys to be a better version of myself, to think with a love for all mentality, and to think in terms of a Universal One, a Divine Unity.

But the fact is, I (this body, this personality) exists in time, in 3 dimensional space, interacting with other bodies and personalities in time and 3 dimensional space. There may be Oneness here, but while we are still perceiving both time and 3D, we are perceiving difference, and separation. Time and space constructs are necessary for our learning how to no longer perceive through time and space.

We are learning to let go of perception. Perception–what we sense through our senses–is the seat of our interpretation of everything “out there” as both different and separate. “All” we need to do is to step through the perception into being our infinite and eternal selves. It only takes an instant, a “twinkling of the eye”. Here is how A Course in Miracles puts it:

What is time without a past and future? It has taken time to misguide you so completely, but it takes no time at all to be what you are. Begin to practice the Holy Spirit’s use of time as a teaching aid to happiness and peace. Take this very instant, now, and think of it as all there is of time. Nothing can reach you here out of the past, and it is here that you are completely absolved, completely free and wholly without condemnation. From this holy instant wherein holiness was born again you will go forth in time without fear, and with no sense of change with time.

If you are tempted to be dispirited by thinking how long it would take to change your mind so completely, ask yourself, “How long is an instant?” Could you not give so short a time to the Holy Spirit for your salvation? He asks no more, for He has no need of more. It takes far longer to teach you to be willing to give Him this than for Him to use this tiny instant to offer you the whole of Heaven. In exchange for this instant He stands ready to give you the remembrance of eternity. (emphasis mine)

Many times I wonder, “why am I not there yet? how long does it take? If it only takes an instant, why isn’t the instant now?”

That’s the only reason it’s a journey. Because it takes far longer for us to decide to give a mere instant to the Peace of Heaven than for the Peace of Heaven to enter our consciousness.

I believe that I am learning. I believe that I am closer to accepting the Truth of Our Inner Divine Mind always expressing itself in all ways through our Own Loving Presence.

I believe that I somehow my Inner Divine Mind is the Source of my Purpose, and as I live that Purpose, at one with Divine Mind, I am being myself, as my Self.

Each day, each step, collapses time, until I can truly give that instant to the Holy Spirit, and I will experience Heaven in the twinkling of an eye.



Invitation (Purpose- 1.2.15)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
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Guiding Thought

Your Purpose is to awaken to the Truth within you and share it. The Truth within you—your Inner Divine Mind—flows constantly and purely through you. As you go deeper in your awareness, the current of this flow broadens, strengthens, and brightens. It fills you and pours forth. This is Your Source, the Source of all your good, all your happiness, and all your abundance. Awaken now to your Inner Divine Mind and invite it to express itself as every person and event that will increase your awareness of it.


To go deeper into my awareness, I started thinking about Inner Divine Mind, and what that means to me.

First, to think about Inner Divine Mind, I must think more generally about Divine Mind. For that, I turned to God.

What is God? The omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresence of infinity and eternity. There is nowhere God is not, there is nothing God is not, there is no time or space where God isn’t.

God is here as God is everywhere. ~Saint Herman of Alaska

Look at all of nature. Look at your human body. Look at the stars. See the intelligence operating in and through everything.

That intelligence operates in and through everything, so it operates in and through me. “My” Inner Divine Intelligence is the same Divine Intelligence that operates in, through, and around everything.

This was as far as I got when I felt the next part of the Guiding Thought happening. I felt It in, through, and around “me” broaden, strengthen, and brighten. 

What does it feel like? Physically, it feels like a low buzz, HA… a current (the Guiding Thought even gets that right, lol); my feet are warm and vibrating up through my calves; my lower back has a “buzz” to it. Mentally, it feels like clarity. My mind is open and receptive, I can feel a flow of ease to my thoughts. Something just opens when thoughts expand into the omnipresent infinite and eternal–how can they not?

In that state, I said, “I invite You to express yourself as every person and event that will increase my awareness of You”, inviting God to show me God.

All I need to do is look.