Absolute Consciousness, Infinite Fulfillment-Abundance (1.5.21)

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Welcome to Round 3!

If you’re new to this process, this is where “I” and “you” become “WE”! (See this page, under the heading “Four Rounds”, for more information about how the Guiding Thoughts change 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 us. Our awareness of our personal identity as this Source provides us with infinite fulfillment and prosperity.

Sharing

How have you been doing? We are half way done! Whoo hoo! Congratulations. Have you been intent and intense? Barely scraping out each day?  A little bit of both? Doing the best you can, regardless? That’s all you need do; the doing is the practice, the doing is the being, the doing is the becoming.

Do you find that odd, that I just said, “the doing is the being”?  Are you wondering how I can equate doing and being? Isn’t doing what people are trying to get away from? –getting more toward a human being, rather than a human doing?

Being does not mean “doing nothing”. Being means doing with pure consciousness.

And there are two meanings there: 1) doing in conjunction with Pure Consciousness (the chit in Satchitananda), 2) doing while maintaining a state of Pure Consciousness. The first is awareness in cooperating with All that is. The second is embodying the Knowledge of yourself, while holding the Knowledge that All is One.

Sat Chit AnandaSat is that never changes, Truth, Absolute Being. Chit is consciousness. Ananda is bliss. Absolute Bliss Consciousness.

One point of remarkable interest to us, Absolute is a direct experience to us. Absolute is a living reality to us.

Now, how could Absolute be experienced? The word “Chit”, consciousness, rescues the experience of Absolute. If absolute were not Chit or Consciousness, it could not become a living reality. ~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (emphasis mine)

Applying this to the Guiding Thought:

Divine Love-Light is the Source of All. It is all good, all God. 

The Absolute. 

This Source is always seeking expression through us.

How do we express? Thoughts. Actions. Words. Feelings.

Thus, the Absolute expresses itself in our thoughts, words, feelings, actions. 

Our awareness of our personal identity as this Source provides us with infinite fulfillment and prosperity.

This culminates in the essence of Satchitananda: Awareness (chit) of our union with the Absolute (sat) expresses through us as infinite fulfillment (ananda).

 

 

Satchitananda, Divine Mind -Healing (1.4.6)

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Guiding Thought

As I unite in consciousness with my own Loving Presence, I unite with Divine Mind. Divine Mind is Infinite Being—it is now, here, always. I exist in Divine Mind, as It does in me, united forever—One. It leads me to Itself through my consciousness of my Self: my consciousness of my Self, as Infinite Being, is Oneness with Divine Mind, is my Peace, is my Wholeness, is my Unity with All.

Reflection

I must unite in consciousness with my own Loving Presence. This is my responsibility. My Loving Presence resides in Divine Mind, which exists eternally, everywhere–waiting for me to unite with It in consciousness. 

In Sanskrit, there is a word for consciousness. That word is chit. Most often, it is used in conjunction with the word sat, which means Truth, or absolute existence, and with the word ananda, which means absolute bliss. Together, these three words form the word satchitananda, which is a description of God: Absolute Truth and existence, Pure consciousness, and total bliss–joy beyond words.

Why does this matter?

One aspect of God, from the Vedic (Hindu) tradition is the quality of pure consciousness, and since this Guiding Thought has a lot to do with consciousness, it seems important today.

Why is it important today?

Because we, as individual “drops” in the Ocean of the Divine are naturally, inherently One with pure consciousness. “I exist in Divine Mind, as It does in me, united forever—One.” We are not separate from Divine Mind, not separate from that Ocean of Pure Consciousness.

We only think we are separate from It. Or, in other words, our consciousness is too limited to think of ourselves as Infinite and Eternal.

This is what it means to unite in consciousness with Divine Mind–it means to begin to expand our awareness of who we are to coincide with how that Infinite and Eternal mind already Knows us–as Infinite and Eternal.

This is why it’s our responsibility, and why Divine Mind is waiting patiently. It already Knows us as who and what we really are–Infinite drops in an Infinite Ocean (yes, take a moment to wrap your head around that one). We are the ones who cannot see ourselves as our True Reality; we are the ones who are limited by our minds, perceptions, senses, thoughts, and beliefs.

We are One with Divine Mind. We are the satchitananda of Satchitanda.

 

Nothing But: Journey of Peace 2017– Day 05

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Guiding Thought

I am now aware of my complete harmony with All of Life. I choose to carry the harmony of Oneness with me in all areas of my life. Awareness of Oneness brings immediate peace to all my relationships and interactions. I choose Peace. I choose recognizing Unity with All. I choose Oneness with All.

Reflection

Nothing but Truth exists.

Nothing but Harmony exists.

Nothing but Oneness exists.

Nothing but Love exists.

If something is not True, it simply does not exist. This is the idea behind the philosophical/religious traditions that say “the world” is an illusion, known as “maya”. We are not perceiving Truth; we are perceiving the illusion; the illusion is not True; We must get beyond the illusion (beyond our ignorance of Truth), and Know (not perceive) Truth.

Existence is the first premise of Life. Descartes had it a bit backwards with his “I think, therefore I am”, if we understand this to signify that the comprehension of the existence precedes existence itself.  How can anything precede existence?

So, I exist.

The question is: how aware am I of my own existence?

If I am aware of all my (individual) existence, then I am aware of all existence, because Truth is the first premise of existence, therefore of Life.

To know existence is to know Truth. To Know Truth is to Know Love, Oneness, Harmony. There is no Knowing “just one part” of existence. Full Knowing Knows All.

But I do not Know. I reside in the world, in perception, in illusion, in ignorance.

If I were now aware of my complete harmony with All of Life, that completeness would open the door to all completeness.

In A Course in Miracles, Jesus says, “There is nothing about me that you cannot attain. I have nothing that does not come from God. The difference between us now is that I have nothing else. This leaves me in a state which is only potential in you.”

Jesus Knows the Truth of existence.

Knowing Truth is potential in me.

Until I Know, I am happy to continue to choose Harmony, Oneness, Unity, Peace in each and every moment. The more repetition and practice that I have of being aware of Truth, the closer I get to being aware of the completeness of Truth.

 

 

 

“Warning…Mini-linguistic Lesson”: Journey of Fulfillment 2.0 – Day 17

Copyright Tam Black 2014 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2014
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Guiding Thought

Your joy unifies! Accepting your joy, acknowledging it, sharing it, and expressing it heals you and heals others. To be wholly joyful means to be wholly Love…means to be wholly your Self.

 

Sharing

The words I use are obviously English-American words. I do this (first) because I am American, and English is my first language. However, a second reason is because I want the ideas, or the concepts, to be accessible to English speakers.

However, there are concepts that I talk about here that are not sufficiently embodied by English. Do you know why Eskimos have 50 different words for “snow”? It’s because they experience that many shades-nuances-subtleties of snow. In English, we use the same word, “snow”, to mean snow on the ground, blowing snow, falling snow, light snow, heavy snow, wet snow, etc. But in Eskimo languages, all of these are different and have their own word. Words symbolize what a culture collectively expresses: snow is very much central to cultures that live in snowy places.

In a similar way, Sanskrit (the ancient language from which many Indic languages have been derived), has words for concepts that are central to the culture from which it came. Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas, the oldest literature in the world. The Vedas are (arguably) the most complete work that encompasses all aspects of human existence. Sanskrit has words for concepts that English does not even recognize.

For example: In English, words are composed of letters. There is no meaning to the word letter as applied to the alphabet other than, “a” is a letter; “b” is a letter, etc.  In Sanskrit, the word for letter is akshara. There are 51 aksharas in the Sanskrit alphabet. The akshara that Westerners recognize the most is Om. However, implied in the word akshara there is a concept that the English word letter does not convey: that the sound of each letter is never destroyed. The idea is that when the sound of an akshara is uttered, it remains as vibration infinitely.

Why have I given the mini-linguistic lesson?

I started by explaining why I write in American English—I want this work to be accessible. However, as I write, some of the words I use are much bigger conceptually than the American-English word can convey.

For example:

  • The word for Joy in Sanskrit is Ananda.
  • One word for God in Sanskrit is Satchitananda, which means existence (Sat), knowledge (chit), and bliss (Ananda).
  • When I think about “Your joy unifies”, the joy I am thinking about is not just the joy of life, the joy of a newborn child, or the joy of being with a loved one; I am thinking about THE JOY that unifies, THE JOY that is the Ananda of

When I think about it in this way, the rest of the Guiding Thought falls into place, “To be wholly joyful means to be wholly Love…means to be wholly your Self”, for to be WHOLLY in Satchitananda means to be WHOLLY LOVE, means to be UNITED with your Self.