God Loves Her, Too -Abundance (1.5.3)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

I fill my mind and heart with Love, aligning with the Light of Truth. Steadfast and focused on my own Loving Presence, I live in the peace of fulfillment of my own Divine Identity.

Reflection

When I was an adolescent, going through a particularly rough period of time, I prayed…and prayed…and prayed. I did not pray to be changed; I did not pray for my situation to be alleviated; I did not pray for some thing to happen; I did not pray even so much for “help”.  I prayed to Know God; I prayed to Know the Truth; I prayed for understanding.

One night, during this time period, I felt the most overwhelming love that I have ever felt. It was warm, surrounding, permeating; it was the only thing in that moment that existed; it was assurance, kindness, and compassion. I knew God loved me. That was all that mattered.

I’ve never felt that love in quite the same way since then, but it was so powerful, all I have to do is remember it, and I know: God loves me.

There have been other times, when I have felt (almost) this kind of love toward other people. The most memorable was that I was at one of those rest stops on a turnpike; I walked in to the crowded atrium, and from nowhere, I saw streams of golden light shining down on everyone, and I was overwhelmed with love for them–everyone.

These are unique situations, but I think they are a taste of what we–the human race–are moving toward. We are moving toward knowing how loved we are, and feeling love for everyone.

Since we and I are not there yet, I have to work at remembering. I work at cultivating that feeling, that knowing, that understanding. Nothing replaces the real thing, but I’d rather be working toward it than away from it.

I have to remember that God loves everyone in the same way that I felt on that night as a disturbed adolescent. God loves everyone exactly like that: warm, surrounding, permeating, assuring, and kind. No one is excluded.

This is why this part of the Guiding Thought meant a lot to me today: Steadfast and focused on my own Loving Presence.

I have to remember.

God loves everyone.

Even those I am not readily inclined to love…God loves them, too. He loves them the exact same way he loves me. And I can, too…

It really helps that I had the experience of loving all those people at the turnpike rest area. I know that my own Loving Presence is the way by which I am able to love, as God loves me. I know I can do it, when I align with Truth, with Love. 

I’ve been feeling tiny little bits of it lately. I was at a grocery store the other day, and one of the customer service people helped me, and I just felt so much love for him, beyond being thankful that he was able to help me!

I love cultivating love. It’s work. But it’s good work.

Love to you, dear one.

 

 

Victory Over Obstacles: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 37

Copyright Tam Black 2017
for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

The Peace of God is stronger than my self-constructed obstacles to it. I open my mind to holy communion with the Divine. Brought to union with God, obstacles crumble. Peace stands victorious. I am that Peace.

Reflection

There are “self-constructed obstacles [to Peace]” and yet, “I am that Peace”. What sense does that make? I construct obstacles to the Peace I am? Why would I construct obstacles to myself or to what I say I want?

In A Course in Miracles, this conflict is understood through the terms the “ego” and the “Holy Spirit”. “I” can perceive either through my ego or through the Holy Spirit.

When I perceive through my ego, I create obstacles to Peace (“self-constructed”), because the ego can only perceive in ways that maintain a consciousness of separation. A consciousness of separation is inherently disharmonious; the mind is in a constant state of discerning and discriminating, valuing and judging, comparing and contrasting.

The Peace of God is stronger than anything created through ego-perception because the Peace of God is inherently harmonious, in a state of Oneness.

Communion with the Divine overcomes all separation; Peace is restored through this communion.

The Holy Spirit mediates this communion. Understanding both God and the ego, the Holy Spirit sees the “goal” (God), and what each mind requires to be brought to union with God. The Holy Spirit can teach us how to choose divine in the face of obstacles, to make those obstacles crumble.

When the obstacles to Peace crumble–when the Awareness of Oneness, perceived through the Holy Spirit, enters the mind–the “I”, which knows itself as Oneness remains, unobstructed. This is the “Peace I am”, the Peace as I was created, the unobstructed Truth of my Self.