Divine Abundance expresses infinitely through my own Divine Presence. When I identify with my Divine Presence, I open the floodgates and Divine Abundance flows naturally, easily, and effortlessly through me, materializing all good in my life and affairs.
After my reflection yesterday, I had a further insight. Yesterday, I wrote about how service and gratitude make the most sense.
Today, I realized that those two things are my priority right now. All I want is to serve and to be grateful.
What do service and gratitude have to do with abundance? On the surface, not a whole lot.
It’s what I have gratitude for and what (or how) I want to serve that have implications with abundance.
I have gratitude for my very existence.
I have gratitude for life, and all my experiences.
I have gratitude for the Love and Grace that gives me this existence, this life, and all of my experiences.
In order to show my gratitude, I want to give back to (aka serve) that Love and Grace
This thought/feeling goes beyond identifying with my own Divine Presence, and allowing Divine Abundance.
This thought/feeling acknowledges that without my Source–Love and Grace, which gives me existence–I do not exist.
What would or could I do if I did not exist?
Nothing that I do matters if it does not first acknowledge and appreciate the Source of Existence.
Once I acknowledge that Source…really acknowledge it, and understand that my very existence is due to Its Grace and Love…then I want to do everything acknowledging with gratitude the gift of life.
Every meager gift of gratitude is received by Source with celebration and rejoicing, because every gift of gratitude to Grace and Love is a gift in the world of Grace and Love.
And that’s what abundance really is: Extending and expanding Grace and Love.
My mind and heart focus entirely on the Divine Presence I Am. I think, I speak, and I act in accordance with Divine Will, releasing Divine Substance into all my activity and all my financial affairs.
What if there were no lessons to learn?
What if there were no issues to “deal with” to grow?
What if there was only gratitude for the grace of being and service simply because it’s what makes the most sense?
This is the future. This is now. This is the direction of the human race; this is our potential right now.
Just drop everything that is not of gratitude or service. Allow the grace of being to direct you. Then in gratitude, offer your service to the grace of being, for giving you the Grace of Being.
Stop trying to make things happen. Stop trying to figure out the meaning of everything. Stop second-guessing yourself. Stop wondering why things aren’t working out “the way they’re ‘supposed’ to”. Stop predicting what you think someone else is going to do. Stop beating yourself up. Stop under-appreciating your contribution. Stop undervaluing yourself. Stop wondering when it will end, or when things will be different.
It will be different when you are different.
Just drop everything that is not of gratitude or service. That makes the most sense.
There is a Perfect Spiritual Idea of Perfect Fulfillment. My Inner Divine Presence Knows every form, experience, situation, event, circumstance, condition, relationship, and sequence that fulfills my desires. When I am diligent about maintaining my focus of desire on the loving benefit and fulfillment of all sentient beings, Divine Substance–which is the source of Spiritual Idea’s manifestation–flows through me and externalizes in my experience. Divine Presence appears as the perfect fulfillment of every single form, experience, situation, event, circumstance, condition, relationship, and sequence that I could possibly desire.
Thought # 1:
There’s a lot going on today, some of “it” is residual or cumulative from the past week or so. There have been unusual small things that have felt like huge impositions, there have been ordinary small things that feel overwhelming; my feelings are all a jumble, and overall I feel like I’m taking a lot of effort to keep myself in balance, at peace, and able to function as the highest person I can.
I am doing it…but it’s taking a lot of effort, and I feel strained.
And now I am doing a Journey. Part of me feels like even this is going to feel like an added burden, a responsibility, a use of my time and energy that means effort. Here are my thoughts:
I don’t have the energy to make this effort. I can’t do this. I don’t want to think this hard or work through stuff or figure anything out. I just want to feel right again. I want to feel light and free and happy. I want my flow back. Once I get my flow back, then I can do a Journey, then I can get on with life, then I’ll have the energy and I can make the effort.
I acknowledge my thoughts. And I choose. I am doing this Journey, because I also know that the Journey is part of the solution, not the problem. I know these thoughts are not of my deepest, highest self. I know that doing nothing keeps me stuck, while taking tiny steps moves me in the direction of my choice.
Yesterday a colleague gave me a new thought (I love it when people give me new thoughts), which applies directly to this. She explained to me how she thinks about inertia.
The dictionary definition is: Inertia is the property of matter by which it retains its state of rest or its velocity along a straight line so long as it is not acted upon by an external force. In lay-terms it means “It’s where you’re at, and the direction you are going, unless you decide to change it.” Or, the way my friend put it yesterday: it’s the energy it takes to overcome impediments to movement.
She applied it to her 35-year-old son who lives at home, plays video games every night, and is comfortable–he has no reason to make any change. His inertia is going in that direction, and there is no reason to change it. Right now, with circumstances as they are, it would take a lot of effort for him to even begin to want to change his situation.
But I think about it more metaphysically. These Journeys are, after all, designed to move us to new, higher thoughts (thereby toward new, higher physical manifestations). As above so below; as within, so without.
The fact I am feeling so much effort just now at the beginning of this Journey, indicates to me that I am already overcoming some mental/spiritual inertia. I’m stuck somewhere and am choosing to change and grow, so I’m already feeling the strain of making myself move, or move in a different direction.
Flows are nice. I love it when I am in the flow. It’s hard not to be in a flow. But there is also no going back at this point; I’ve moved myself just enough out of the flow, into the effort of change, that the only way out is through.
After I wrote Why a Journey of Purpose, in which I talked a lot about feeling sad at the cruelty in the world, wanting to rise above and assist, and wanting to find love and compassion for those who have so little love that they need to act cruelly, this was sent to me (a part of a much longer letter):
Please, dear Susan, love yourself. As you know, this is our biggest lesson. Everyone is our teacher as we are theirs. Sometimes the teacher is kind and loving and sometimes the teacher is harsh. But everything and everyone exists for our divine benefit, and every pair of eyes we look into are our own. It is a time on our planet when the consciousness has been raised enough that people realize that they have the power (through God’s grace) to manifest the life they want. We are all creators because we were created by a creator in His/Her likeness.
And after that, I was listening to prayers and one of them said this:
As with all things in the Universes, True Joy can only come from deep Self-Realization; Awareness and Love of the Other can only come from deep reflective Self-Love.
The name of the game is love. Always has been. Love yourself, love your Self, love yourselves.
We fill our minds with the Light of the Truth of Love. What more is there? In the Light of the Truth, we are Free. What more is there? Our consciousness expands in the Truth of Love, forever One, forever Joyful, forever in Peace.
“What more is there?”
I was up reading, contemplating, and writing for about 2 hours before I got to the business of the Journey today. During that time, I was really in the flow, so when I got to reading the Guiding Thought, it came automatically: “What more is there?”
Sometimes I get in that space of simply feeling connected with something. Maybe it’s my inner wisdom, maybe it’s my Christ mind, maybe it’s the Holy Spirit, maybe it’s something else. The feeling can definitely be described as a flow, with a very intelligent, intentional direction. My mind becomes flooded with thoughts, ideas, pictures that all somehow come together and make sense, creating a whole (bigger) picture/idea. I see so clearly; I know what I need to do.
I think, “I just want to be here…what more is there?”
How did I get here? How did I get to this place of serenity that feels so invigorating?
I struggle! I stumble! I fumble! And yet, here I am. Eventually, I always make it back here, to this place of assurance:
Here, where it is easy and natural to fill my mind with the light of the Truth of Love
Here, where my mind is so open and receptive that I see expansive ideas distilled and manageable
Here, where I have clarity of action and direction
Here, where all is right, where all is falling into place
This may even be my consciousness expanding! =)
I am so excited about life, so excited to see how everything comes together.
I’ve been working on surrender throughout the past few Journeys; today I feel like I’ve accomplished something. I don’t feel like I have to work on surrender today. I am so happy and excited that I’m okay with letting things be what they are, however they are. Isn’t that the epitome of surrender?