As you unite in consciousness with your own Loving Presence, you unite with Divine Mind. Divine Mind is Infinite Being—it is now, here, always. You exist in Divine Mind, as It does in you, united forever—One. It leads you to Itself through your consciousness of your Self: your consciousness of your Self, as Infinite Being is Oneness with Divine Mind, is Peace, is Wholeness, is Unity with All.
I feel something really big bubbling beneath the surface. That’s sometimes how it goes with these 40-day Consciousness Journeys. There is a part of my mind always “working on” the Guiding Thoughts. My subconscious, my super-conscious, even my unconscious mind are always active in interacting with these ideas. Like when I wake up from sleep, trying to remember a dream, I have only bits and pieces, colors, or shapes. Unlike a dream, eventually (so far) the pieces come together.
The essential piece today is how I am receiving help and guidance on this Journey. I am always reading; I look to books (mostly written by people who I think are wise, or experienced, or who have a unique connection with Divine Source) for guidance. Books speak to me beyond words. Books show me things I don’t see elsewhere. Books always seem to have exactly what I need to advance my understanding or to shed a light on all that stuff that bubbles beneath the surface. [I understand that not everyone has this kind of relationship with books, but everyone has something that can guide them or speak to them beyond words. Music does this for many people; cooking can do this, as well as gardening, swimming, or house-cleaning…anything that allows a person to relax and connect with themselves. What’s yours?]
Different books seem to come forward at different times for the Journeys. I read what calls to me, what feels right. This Journey, the book is The Angels Within Us by John Randolph Price. This morning, before I began the Journey, this is what I read:
One of the most famous Hermetic principles is as above, so below. It is an absolute Truth that deals with correspondences, and it enables us to solve a problem by moving above the level where the difficulty seems to be…The key words to this (are) of, as, is.
Today’s Guiding Thought follows this precisely: your consciousness of your Self, as Infinite Being is Oneness with Divine Mind, is Peace, is Wholeness, is Unity with All.
Mr. Price goes on to say, “In applying the principle, you are moving from effect to Cause, into the creative realm of you Spirit, and you are letting the vibration of your higher nature be the attracting and harmonizing Power.”
“Moving from effect to Cause…” Just take that in for a moment.
Using this principle, think about the Guiding Thought this way:
When you experience dis-ease, you are experiencing effects of a particular perspective (or “level”, if you prefer) of consciousness.
As you unite in consciousness with your own Loving Presence, you unite with Divine Mind.
Divine Mind is Infinite Being—it is now, here, always. You exist in Divine Mind, as It does in you, united forever—One.
Divine Mind knows only Wholeness; when you experience the effects of Divine Mind, you experience Wholeness–Health.
When you change your perspective closer and closer to an above perspective, the effects change correspondingly. Your consciousness of your Self, as Infinite Being is Oneness with Divine Mind, is Peace, is Wholeness, is Unity with All. You decide what your consciousness is. If you experience dis-ease, your consciousness of your Self as dis-ease is dis-ease.
I’d like to note that this is a line of thinking that I am exploring and for which I am demonstrating an argument. As an intelligent, rational person, I also hear myself objecting to this line of thinking, and objecting to the argument. Here’s what I hear:
- This sounds a lot like you are blaming the vicitim. I dare you to tell anyone who is really sick, who has cancer, who is in pain, that “all they have to do is change their consciousness”… It sounds really close to “it’s all in your head.”
- You are denying the real physical nature of health-disease. There are factors like infections, viruses, bacteria, nutrition, genetics, etc. that this does not address. Again… it sounds a whole lot like, “it’s all in your head…” and we know through medicine that that ain’t so.
I hear you.
If these are your objections…I hear you. Continue with your objections, continue with the Journey. It’s all part of the process. I do not claim to have your answers, but the Journey may help you reveal them to yourself.
As for me, regarding the first objection: changing my consciousness to include more and more of a relationship or connection with or experience of my Divine Mind will never be harmful, and it may be helpful. I choose to continue to change my consciousness relying on when “it may be helpful”. Regarding the second objection: I agree. I solve this for myself by working on as many “levels” of myself as I can, mental, emotional, physical, etheric; this is why I plan to do a cleanse, to address issues that are “real” in my body. (However, I’d like to admit openly that I am a metaphysician at heart [if you didn’t notice], despite doing things to influence the physical body, I will almost always think the mind has a great influence over how we experience “reality”.)
When I give you pieces as I have today, it is for this reason: This is all I can see right now. This is what my mind is working on, but I don’t have the big picture, and I don’t have answers. I hope that by now, you are beginning to be able to recognize your own pieces, that perhaps you can acknowledge, “this is me, working on…something; I am not quite sure what it is yet, but there’s a lot of Journey left for me to figure it out!”