Who Knew it was so Simple: Journey of Courage – Day 34

Copyright Tam Black 2015 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2015
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

I am safe in Divine Love’s assurance. I have the courage to face the ignorance and illusions within myself and root them out. I allow the Light of Love to enter my mind and heart. Divine Love shines within me destroying anything false, transforming me from within.


Ignorance and illusion represent a state of consciousness. Ignorance means mental misunderstanding or misperception; illusion means the projection of those misunderstandings and misperceptions into the physical/material. In other words, interactions or situations can seem negative or destructive but they are so only when playing out a role given to them through a script of misunderstanding or misperception.

A very subtle purpose of today’s Guiding Thought is a correction in consciousness of this ignorance and these illusions; though subtle in purpose, this can have far-reaching effects.

We know from yesterday that Divine Love is unconditional, and having meditated on that we now have a spark of inner-understanding of the depth and completeness of Divine, unconditional Love.

The first sentence of the Guiding Thought, “I am safe in Divine Love’s assurance.” reminds us of what we learned yesterday about Divine Love. It reminds us not only what Divine Love is, but what it does for us: it gives us so much of Itself, accepting us always, that we can know we are safe within it…and since it is everywhere, we are always safe.

From that knowledge of safety, there is never anything to fear. Even our own ignorance and illusions can’t hurt us. However, our ignorance and illusions can come into our experience as pain, conflict, hardship, restriction, or negative feelings. Ignorance and illusion are the projections here; the experience appears real, but how can it be when Divine Love is the cause and substance of All That Is?

When our consciousness knows itself as Divine Love, without the projections of ignorance and illusion, the experience is one of Peace, Harmony, Flow, and Balance. These are the qualities of Divine Love, sharing itself with us, that we may know It in our experience of It.

When given the choice between an experience from a consciousness of ignorance-projections or of the qualities of Divine Love, which would you prefer? This is the subtle, between-the-lines question being asked in the first two sentences of the Guiding Thought.

The third sentence of the Guiding Thought presumes the answer you have given is, “I want Love.” The third sentence tells you what to do to be in and with that Love: “I allow the Light of Love to enter my mind and heart.”

That does it. Simply reading that sentence gives you what you want. However, if you read that sentence with concentration and/or intention, the channel for allowing Love opens more broadly. Yet, a simple reading is all it takes. Just one reading, “I allow the Light of Love to enter my mind and heart.” tells your mind what to do and your mind does it immediately. Right here, right now, you are allowing “the Light of Love to enter your mind and heart”. Simple!

Once you’ve done that—which you just did—the final sentence tells you the result: “Divine Love shines within me destroying anything false, transforming me from within.” This is what you get. And it’s done.

Changing your consciousness can be that simple and that easy. You are transformed. Divine Love shines within you. The trick is to keep it going. Consciousness is not static; like a river it flows. Your thoughts carry you; where you go each moment is up to you.