Simplicity Revisited– Worth (1.3.27)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
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Guiding Thought

We claim who we are, the essence of our Self, established in and by Love. Our Self shines with the strength, beauty, and power of its essence, Love. As we open to our Self, accept our Self, and Love our Self, the Life of Unity infuses all activity and transforms our consciousness. Life as our Self renews our Joy and restores our trust in Life itself.

Reflection

Several things are coming together with today’s Guiding Thought.

  1. My “Why” for doing this Journey: Living a life worthy of the Holy Spirit
  2. Remembering and Forgetting
  3. Shiftingtransforming
  4. Moola Mantra
  5. Simplicity

I’ll try to connect the dots simply for you.

  1. The only way to live a life worthy of the Holy Spirit is to live as my Self.
  2. I have forgotten my Self. All I need to do is rememberRight–it’s not always that easy. Who am “I” after all? What is this “Self” that I have forgotten, that I am remembering?
  3. I can choose to remember. I can shift my thoughts away from those which deny my remembering, and choose thoughts that strengthen my remembering. This is my responsibilityThis is a wise use of my free-will (at least considering what I want to accomplish).
  4. The Moola Mantra has increased my understanding about the relationship between my Self and the Holy Spirit. In the Moola Mantra the Self, as I call it, is referred to as Paramatma–which means (loosely) the Self of the Soul. It is not only your highest best Self of the body, it is the highest creation of you, your lived Divine Self. I would dare say it is also known as Christ Presence. When I remember my Self/Paramatma/Christ Presence, I become a vehicle for the Holy Spirit, Divine Energy.
  5. Isn’t living in the reality of my Self the essence of simplicity?

With this in mind, the Guiding Thought comes together in a new way:

We claim who we are, the essence of our Self, established in and by Love.  (#3: This is my use of choice and free will).

Our Self shines with the strength, beauty, and power of its essence, Love. (#4: how could my Self/Paramatma/Christ Presence do anything but shine with strength, beauty, and power of Love?)

As we open to our Self, accept our Self, and Love our Self, the Life of Unity infuses all activity and transforms our consciousness. (#2: Just remember. A part of you already does. Open. Accept. Be.)

Life as our Self renews our Joy and restores our trust in Life itself. (#1: This is the life worthy of the Holy Spirit, a life of Joy and Trust in Our Self, our expression of the Divine.)

Simple.

 

Remedy for (not) Spinning (out of control)– Worth (1.3.18)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

You are worth the effort it requires to move your mind into Love. You are worth the time of waiting, in patience, for Knowing to arrive. Every moment, every second that you open to simply being willing to allow Love to enter is a moment offered to Eternity; a moment offered to healing, a moment offered to Unity.

Love simply settles slowly, quietly, gently, beyond sense-perception. So, wait in patience and take the effort to move your mind to join the quiet stillness of Love. Rest. Be at Peace. Here is all you want and need.

Reflection

Is it really already day 18? Wow. how are you doing with the Journey?

Awareness of the approach to the Journey is part of the Journey too. I admit: I’ve been a bit aloof this Journey. I don’t know if you can tell or not, but I can. I’ve felt this spinning-panic-detached cycle for, yeah, since the Journey began. First my mind spins–while I’m watching it, so I don’t let it get too out of control, Then, maybe because I reign it in, it goes into a panic. Then, I pray or do a fire ceremony, and I seem to calm down a bit…but the spinning has lingered in the wings almost constantly. I’ve gone through this cycle about 4 full times in the past 3 weeks.

It’s a bit exhausting.

I’ve found a new chant. Normally, Om Namah Shivaya is my go-to mantra. I’ve still been doing it, but this new chant has kind of taken over. It’s like all my mind wants is this new chant. Here it is:

Om Sat Chit Ananda Parabrahma
Purushothama Paramatma
Sri Bhagavathi Sametha
Sri Bhagavathe Namaha

Om – We are calling on the highest energy, of all there is
Sat – The formless
Chit – Consciousness of the universe
Ananda- Pure love, bliss and joy
Para brahma –The supreme creator
Purushothama -Who has incarnated in human form to help guide mankind
Paramatma -Who comes to me in my heart, and becomes my inner voice whenever I ask
Sri Bhagavati – The divine mother, the power aspect of creation
Same tha- Together within
Sri Bhagavate -The Father of creation which is unchangeable and permanent
Namaha- I thank you and acknowledge this presence in my life. I ask for your guidance at all times See this page for more details

There is a big-deal situation going on in my life, regarding my worth. I feel like this mantra is guiding me, keeping me focused, pulling me out of the spinning. When I feel myself start spinning, I start chanting this mantra in my head, then my brain gets obsessed with the chant, rather than what it was obsessing over.

I don’t mind feeling addicted to this chant. I sleep with it on, I have it on in my car. There’s an app that has it, and I’ve been listening to it almost non-stop.

Then there’s today’s Guiding Thought as encouragement. You are worth the effort it requires to move your mind into Love. YAY! That’s what I’ve been doing with this chant!

You are worth the time of waiting, in patience, for Knowing to arrive. UGH. This has been hard. But I am worth it. I know I need to be patient. I know that I need to wait…but there’s this spinning, and this panic… >sigh< Just today, I had a moment of insight, though. My thought was, “Let it unfold. It’s happening. Let it unfold.” That gave me assurance and calm.

Every moment, every second that you open to simply being willing to allow Love to enter is a moment offered to Eternity; a moment offered to healing, a moment offered to Unity. This is another benefit of the chant. Every second I have the chant going on in my head, even when there is spinning and panic– I am offering up to the Divine and affirming the presence and guidance of the Divine.

Love simply settles slowly, quietly, gently, beyond sense-perception. So, wait in patience and take the effort to move your mind to join the quiet stillness of Love. Rest. Be at Peace. Here is all you want and need. This is definitely easier said than done these days, but I do have moments of calm.

Listen yourself. Be Peace. Know Peace. Go with God.