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

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

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?

Back to Basics (Purpose 1.2.24)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

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.

Sharing

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.

 

 

“Booyah! In The Twinkling of an Eye!”: Journey of Abundance 2.0 – Day 11

Copyright Tam Black 2016 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2016
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Welcome to Round 2!

Here we go! If you are new to the Journeys, please see this page, under the heading “Four Rounds”, for how things change slightly in this round.

 

Guiding Thought

Divine Love-Light is the Source of All. It is all good, all God. This Source is always seeking expression through you. Your awareness of your personal identity as this Source provides you with infinite fulfillment and prosperity.

 

Sharing

Sometimes it seems like I should be able to just change, like “in the twinkling of an eye”. Sometimes, I feel like I am so close! On the verge! A tiny miniscule step away from a complete turn-around into Divine Being-Doing-Having! I get it, I see it, I feel it…it’s right there… and then…it’s not quite there; I’m not quite there.

It’s true that I am changing, that I am changed, that I am more aware than I have been; I can see my life in new light, I can interact with patience and love and kindness more and more and more. I am constantly stepping into a “new” state of being, as I work with the contemplations.

As I step into each new state of being, it becomes natural: it’s just “who I am”. Each new level of awareness (for example of my personal identity as Source), becomes incorporated into my being. And, as you perhaps can understand…when you are “just being” or “just being yourself (or your Self)” you don’t really notice—it’s just who you are.

So what I end up noticing is what I am not yet. I could be the most kind, loving, Divinely present person around, but if I expect myself to be “more”, I am focused on the “more” not on the “where I’m at”.

Source is always seeking expression through you. When I stop thinking about what I am not-yet, and just be naturally, my awareness can shift from the future (from what I am not-yet), to the present (what I AM). When I am able to see myself now as I AM, in Truth, my personal identity as Source, then the Truth shines through; I AM my Self…in the twinkling of an eye.