Creation Myth…or No?: Journey of Creation – Day 11

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Ready for Round 2? I feel like I’m off to a good start for this Journey—how about you?  I’ve already experienced some synchronous moments (day 10), questioned my entire belief system (day 9), and assessed (questioned!) my motives and values (days 5, 6, and 8). I feel pretty good about that.

If you are new here, please see this page for an explanation of how and why the Guiding Thoughts change slightly for this round.

Guiding Thought

Love is everything. Perfect Love is Original Source, from whence you came. You return to the awareness of the Love YOU ARE  by simply releasing anything and everything which inhibits your consciousness of your True Self. Release those inhibitors now, and Know yourself as the Love YOU ARE.


Did you know in the Buddhist tradition, there is no belief in a Creation myth? There is no belief about a Source of Creation. As it has been explained to me, the idea is simply (probably not this simply), that “we’ll never know, so why bother to try to figure it out”.  (This, by the way, is one of the reasons that Buddhism is considered a philosophy rather than a religion–there is no God in the sense of a Creator).

I have not, personally, made a decision about whether I believe in a Creator God, or whether I lean more toward the Buddhist sentiment that “we’ll never know, so why worry about it”. Sometimes I really want to believe in a Creator God, and that feels so good, and comforting, and right, and sometimes I just shrug and think, “we’ll never know…” (yet, I do not consider myself an agnostic…I’m not sure exactly how that fits [smh])

What I do know, regardless where I stand on this or my vacillation, is that I believe in Love, and I believe in my ability (whether human or divine), to embody and express Love in the highest sense I ever can conceive. (And with each new “higher conception” of Love, I find I can go even higher.)

What I also know is that the more I release which inhibits how I know myself as Love, the more Love I can know within myself.

All this is to say, I get how the Guiding Thought might be a little of a stretch for some people.

So I’d like to ask: What do you think of Love? What is your relationship with Love? How do you perceive yourself, when you think about that relationship with Love? Who are you? Are you aware of the Love within you? Do you want to be aware of the Love within you? What ways have you found to expand the Love within you? What ways have you found to release blocks to that Love?

You see, regardless of what you think/believe of a Creator God, or a Source of All, you can still think about Love.

One of the reasons I find it useful to think about Love is everything and Perfect Love is Original Source, from whence I came, is those thoughts tell me that my Source is Love, and if my Source is Love, then I have within me all of the minutia of Love’s Perfection; every bit of me was created by Lovefor Loveas Love. And if everything is Love, then I am United with everything through Love, and therefore can know All as Love. Beautiful, wonderful, amazing Love.

If you can buy this, then I ask you to take the next step. Release those inhibitors now, and Know yourself as the Love YOU ARE.

Literally, do it. It takes 15 seconds. Picture a helium tank filled with all of the obstacles you may have to knowing yourself as Love (you don’t even need to know what they are, just know they are in there). Use the helium tank to fill a balloon. Tie the balloon off and release it. Watch it float gently higher, until it’s out of sight. Thank yourself for taking that step.

And I thank you, for since we are united in Love, your release is my release, and you have just freed me, as I have freed you.



Journey of Abundance – Day 01

Guiding Thought

Divine Love-Light is the Source of All. It is all good, all God. This Source is always seeking expression through me. My awareness of my personal identity as this Source provides me with infinite fulfillment and prosperity.


I almost feel like I have a split personality at the moment. I drove to work in an hour of morning traffic, dealt with 8 hours of being on the job, drove home, also in heavy traffic; then when I got home I lit a fire in my back yard fire pit and began the Journey.

Hearing the birds, feeling the sun, watching the wind in the trees, allowing the fire to drain me of the responsibilities of the day, it’s hard to believe that I spend so much time barraged by such superficial, meaningless activity for 8-10 hours of my day at work. I should say, rather, “superficial and meaningless” relative to these quiet moments in touch with something deeper.

The time “on the job” is me, just as this is me…but the distance between the two feels wide. Here, now, all that (the job), seems surreal.

It took me several moments, several readings of the Guiding Thought to even begin to feel it. And when I did, I understood with new clarity: “This is all I want. This is all I seek.”

I seek the quiet moments in communion with God, with my Self, with nature. That is enough. I am enough.

I understand why monks live in silence or in caves. I understand why some choose renunciation. There are so many distractions in the world!

Yet…Divine Love-Light is the Source of All—it is all good, all God. That job-life is as much a part of Divine activity as sitting with the fire.

Or… is it?

I say over and over that these journeys are intended to bring the spiritual to the material… but that does not mean that I am bound to, or imprisoned and at the mercy of a relatively superficial, meaningless material world. That cannot be.

Equally, these Journeys are intended to bring the material to the spiritual. There are higher ways to live and be in the world, ways that lift material experience into Divine Love-Light.

I just really “got this” in a new way. You see, I work really hard at the first aspect, doing my darndest to embody the qualities of love, compassion, kindness, etc.—bringing the spiritual to the material. But it is also about lifting the material up. Instead of just thinking/feeling that I have to simply endure the material with spiritual qualities, it is also my responsibility to change the material so that it is more congruent with the spiritual.

I see this on a cultural scale too. There are greater movements toward ethical business, human rights, planetary, and animal justice. As a species, we are learning to make our material conditions better for all.

If I were to picture my ”split personality” that I described above, I would say that the two “personalities” are beginning to unite, to find the place where the Truth of my Self, my union and communion with God resounds in my life activity, and my life activity is the easy and natural expression of that union.

"I would say that the two “personalities” are beginning to unite...and my life activity is the easy and natural expression of that union. " -Susan Billmaier Ph,D.
“I would say that the two “personalities” are beginning to unite…and my life activity is the easy and natural expression of that union. “
– Susan Billmaier Ph.D.

Welcome to day one! I am glad you are here.


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