I am responsible! I am able to respond with and through conscious awareness of my inner-centered, silent knowingness. I practice Knowingness moment by moment. Anchored in my inner-harmony, I have the courage to face my own thoughts and actions.
The insights of how this Journey is subtly teaching me continues! On several previous Journeys, I’ve had inklings of the gradual progression with each step Journey takes, which leads me to greater understanding. This, however, is the first time I am seeing the progression this clearly—seeing how the days “fit” together, and also “fit” into the combined bigger picture of the entire, overall Journey.
Yesterday, and the day before, I explained how Love gives us assurance of Itself, calls us to Itself, and helps us (gently) to understand It is where we really want to be. In doing so, It helps us want to lay aside anything that gets in the way of being with It. This is one of many ways Love gives us courage.
Today (the 6th day of each round) addresses our co-relationship with Love: Love is within us and all around us, but it’s up to us to allow It to express through us. Allowing Love is our responsibility. Love gives us free will to choose It, or not. It gives us every aid and encouragement to follow Its lead, then sits back and says, “What are you going to do? What do you want?”
Being responsible with Love, for Love, and to Love means choosing Love’s lead…as much as I can, as often as I can, and ultimately, choosing It completely, 110%, all of the time.
This takes practice. This is the practice of connecting daily with the inner-centered, silent Knowingness, the Love within, and being willing to allow that Love into Being.
The more I practice this, the greater I reinforce the assurances Love has given me, for example for the first 5 days of this Journey. This becomes the anchoring.
Anchoring gives solidity and firmness from within. It’s that unshakeable place within that can handle anything that comes up. And it can handle anything that comes up, because through practice, we learn our own strength in and with Love.
In the practice of choosing Love, and feeling anchored, my confidence in “handling life” increases. Also, in that confidence I can find and clear-away even more that might be hindering my experience of Love. In this anchored place there is constant increase (of Love) and constant clearing away (of things not-Love). These two things work together, like a scrub-brush and a broom: one loosens the dirt, the other sweeps it away! All of this gives me a fuller experience of Love in Life, of Love and Life expressing in me, through me, as me! Oh what a joy it is!