Ground-Level Perspective –Journey of Courage 02.09.24

Guiding Thought

We are safe in Divine Love’s assurance. We have the courage to face the ignorance and illusions within ourselves and root them out. We allow the Light of Love to enter our minds and hearts. Divine Love shines within us destroying anything false, transforming us from within.

Contemplation / Reflection

I am looking for the ignorance and illusions within myself. I think they’re pretty darned well hidden! I recall putting on a pair of roller blades for the first time and taking off down a hill. I’d done a lot of ice skating and had the illusion that I knew how to slow down or stop if I was going too fast. Well, on ice skates, there are serrations on the toe that help slow you. Imagine my amazement when that didn’t work with roller blades. There’s a rubber bumper on the heel that slows and stops you. So there I was, sitting on the concrete path with scraped and bloody elbows. My companions, seeing me take off like a shot, labeled me “fearless”. I labeled myself ignorant! But I didn’t break anything, so I guess Divine Love assured me, there was hope of rooting out that ignorance.

 

Guest Contributor Mary Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

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Journey of Beauty Begins April 18!

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)

Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)

May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)

Now, There’s an Idea! –Journey of Courage 02.09.23

Guiding Thought

Love is unconditional. We choose to be unconditionally devoted to the Love which is unconditionally devoted to us. We embrace life in Love as our True nature. Connected with All in Love, we stand boldly in our heart-centers, unwavering in our dedication to Unity of Life in Love.

Contemplation / Reflection

Love is unconditional. Hmm, think we addressed this earlier – like on Day 3, or Day 13. Each time it comes up, it elicits a different response. I am a different person than I was on Day 3 or 13. Tomorrow is my husband’s and my anniversary. Someone once said “if you want to participate in one of life’s most challenging/rewarding personal growth trainings, get married and stay that way”. We’ve been doing this for lots of years now. It’s been easy, hard, fun, tearful and wonderful. My husband and I agreed years ago that we could have whatever differences of opinion we wanted and that would be okay, so long as we agreed that the relationship itself was NOT up for question. I think that may fall in the category of “unconditional”. Once we settled into that, I began to test the waters on whether I could approach other relationships with this same level of unconditional loving devotion and acceptance. I find that, most of the time, I can. It’s a freeing, humbling, enlarging experience. Sometimes I find myself wishing that this person would say thank you or that person would call more often, or someone else would make the plans for us to get together. Then, I take a step back and ask myself whether I REALLY want to change that person, or if I can love and accept them as they are. Usually, the easiest one to change is myself!

Guest Contributor Mary Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

Journey of Courage is now available as a free book.
You no longer need to wait for the Guiding Thoughts to be posted here daily–you may move at your own pace. This link will take you to the document in Dropbox; you may download it from there.

I accept donations and gifts via paypal: paypal.me/SusanBillmaier Thank you for the energy exchange!

Journey of Beauty Begins April 18!

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)

Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)

May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)

What a Beautiful Day! –Journey of Courage 02.09.22

Guiding Thought

When we attune our minds to the Oneness that is All of Life, we understand our place in Wholeness. We are the very Presence of Life, and this Presence of Life is us. We are blessed through this understanding. In return, we bless all we encounter.

Contemplation / Reflection

Blessings today are plentiful. It was exceptionally warm here, 78 degrees and pure, golden, glorious sunshine. This was a record warm day for March, and also the warmest “winter” day (spring doesn’t officially arrive until tomorrow), on record. When a day like this happens here in the Pacific Northwest, suddenly EVERYONE understands their place in Wholeness. Everyone is smiling and blessing all they encounter. Everyone is Present, mostly outdoors. Doors and windows of homes are opened after a winter of stuffiness, and our homes are Wholeness and Presence and Life. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all hold onto this happy, blessed, amazing gratitude EVERY day, despite the weather?! Unfortunately, if this amazing brightness and Lightness lasts for more than a few days, people will begin to grumble about it being “too hot”. How sad. In all I think, say, and do, may I be among those who continue to bless each day!

 

Guest Contributor Mary Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

Journey of Courage is now available as a free book.
You no longer need to wait for the Guiding Thoughts to be posted here daily–you may move at your own pace. This link will take you to the document in Dropbox; you may download it from there.

I accept donations and gifts via paypal: paypal.me/SusanBillmaier Thank you for the energy exchange!

Journey of Beauty Begins April 18!

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)

Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)

May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)

Waiting for the Water to Recede –Journey of Courage 02.09.21

Guiding Thought

Life is a process of self-discovery. We embrace All of Life, for All of Life is who we Are. As we embrace Life as our Self, we come to understand Life as ourselves. Life embraces us gently and joyfully in return.

Contemplation / Reflection

My best friend lives on a river in the Midwest. The river has crested at its highest levels since she moved there. Her street and her entire yard are under water. Fortunately, her home is dry, an island. But she can’t go home until the water recedes. Her new mantra is “thank you for keeping my home dry, thank you for keeping my home dry”. When she sent out a request on social media for anyone who had a guest room available, she received offers from Colorado, Washington state, Texas and even the United Kingdom. This is an amazing statement about the oneness of us all. Open homes and open hearts. What a wonderful demonstration of Life embracing us gently and joyfully!

Guest Contributor Mary Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

Journey of Courage is now available as a free book.
You no longer need to wait for the Guiding Thoughts to be posted here daily–you may move at your own pace. This link will take you to the document in Dropbox; you may download it from there.

I accept donations and gifts via paypal: paypal.me/SusanBillmaier Thank you for the energy exchange!

Journey of Beauty Begins April 18!

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)

Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)

May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)

What is Before You? -Abundance (1.5.19)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

Divine Abundance expresses infinitely through your own Divine Presence. When you identify with your Divine Presence, you open the floodgates and Divine Abundance flows naturally, easily, and effortlessly through you, materializing all good in your life and affairs.

Sharing

How can I have this if I don’t have that?

How can I be happy if I don’t have the man of my dreams?

How can he be the man of my dreams if he doesn’t have the sense of humor I’m looking for?

How can I be successful if I don’t have the title I want?

How can I be successful if I don’t have the house and car I’d always planned on?

How can I love myself when I don’t have the body I want?

Too often, there are pre-requisites that have been set up in our minds–criteria, if you will–that we have determined in advance are the signifiers to our happiness, our success, our self-esteem.

“I won’t be happy until this happens, that happens, and then this”.

We are always pursuing these criteria. We are not actually pursuing happiness or success or love. We are pursuing the things that we have decided are the cues (signifiers) for our happiness, success, and love.

So we miss happiness or success or love when it does not fall within our parameters.

How much are we missing!?

It’s the same with Divine Abundance. Divine Abundance is always providing us with everything we need. But we have our own criteria for what “we need”, which may or may not match up with Divine Abundance’s idea of what we need.

If anything in our experience does not match up with what we think we need, we miss it when Divine Abundance overflows for us.

It’s up to us to recognize all the good in our lives–whether that is happiness, success, self-esteem, love, or Divine Abundance.

 

Any suggestions? -Abundance (1.5.16)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

Increasing your thoughts of Love and your attitude of service dispels all fear of lack and limitation. As you serve more people with Love, money and wealth flow abundantly to you. Use money and wealth with Love and Wisdom to create a life you love through your highest vision.

Sharing

So far on this Journey, I’ve been really geared toward Love and Grace as the only real abundance that matters (see days 8 and 9).

And I believe this, really I do.

Here’s where it gets difficult for me, personally: Money pays my living expenses. Without money, I encounter a lot of discomfort in my living situation–my eating situation, in my bill-paying situation, in my shelter/clothing/transportation situation.

So, until I evolve to a point where I can materialize anything I need in a moment, I need money.

Herein lies some inner-tension for me: I am not sure how to charge money for spiritual services. These Journeys are spiritual services; they are a tool to increase spiritual awareness, to increase personal connection with the Inner Divine, and to deepen one’s relationship with your higher self. These Journeys are all laid out for you, so you can take them yourself, or just follow along (not as effective though!). I’ve made a commitment to keep the Journeys on this site free and available.

The focus of the Guiding Thought is all True, all right on, Love and an attitude of service open one to abundance; serving more people opens the flow of abundance; using money with Love and Wisdom to create a life of Love only increases abundance. There’s nothing not right about any of that.

still have a disconnect, though. To be fair, I’ve been working on this disconnect for a long…long time. In some ways all I want to do is live a non-material life–a life of Spirit. I feel like that is my true-self, my reality. Being a physical human being in some ways makes no sense to me, I don’t understand it, I care about it only to the extent that I can be spiritual in my physical form.

These Journeys have helped me a lot with that too, by the way. I have a way of really bringing the spiritual into the material on a daily basis, consistently. I can relax and just do the Journeys, and know that I am bringing the spiritual into the material…and that’s all I need to do.

I’m hoping to work out this “problem” for myself. I am hoping soon to bridge the gap between my love of service and the material usefulness of money.

Any suggestions? Does anyone else feel this tension I’m describing?

Direct Relationship -Abundance (1.5.14)

Copyright Tam Black 2018
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

Divine Love is infinite. Therefore, your Source and Supply are infinite. As you increase your consciousness of your Inner Divine-Love Presence as your Source and your Supply, money, wealth, and prosperity increase in your life experience.  Use that money, wealth, and prosperity to fully express your Inner Divine-Love Presence.

Sharing

This is one way I have conceived of abundance–as a merry-go-round of how abundance increases with the increase of love, service, and loving creation:

Graphic made for susanwithpearls.com
Susan Billmaier “Journey of Abundance” 2015
use only by permission

This graphic definitely captures the essential nature of all aspects of abundance, which work together to create a revolving flow: first, we must maintain loving thoughts, then serve people from that place of love; as we serve more people, money flows to us, which we then must use to support what is loving in our lives, and what increases our loving thoughts.

I feel like there is another way to conceive this flow, which arises out of today’s Guiding Thought: 

This second graphic emphasizes the relationship between Divine Love and My Inner Divine-Love Presence. That relationship is the only thing emphasized in this graphic, because in this conception, this relationship is the only thing that matters.

It’s the “seek ye first” graphic. If 100% of a person’s time, energy, attention, will, drive, focus is on Divine Love, then what will be returned (the “flow” returned), will be Love, and will strengthen and build that person’s Inner Divine-Love Presence.

You might be asking, “what about abundance…where does the money come in, where does the flow of money happen in this second graphic”?

That is the beauty in the simplicity of this second graphic. When a person focuses on Divine Love, money, wealth, prosperity take on the form of whatever is needed at the time to increase Divine Love’s Presence. This means that as a person focuses on Divine Love, everything, every moment is a tool that Divine Love uses to increase Itself in that person’s life.

A person’s consciousness is how they actually use that Divine Love–this is the way their own consciousness conceives of Divine Love. When that person uses money to increase Divine Love, that person will see a greater flow of money. If that person uses friendship to increase Divine Love, that person will see an increase in friendships. If a person recognizes Divine Love through service opportunities, they will experience more service opportunities. How each person uses the Divine Love that flows to them is how Divine Love will appear as form.

This second graphic also–very subtly–emphasizes faith and trust. Without needing to think about money, or wealth, or abundance, this second graphic presumes the return of the Divine Love, in a form that can be utilized. There is no need to think (worry) about money. Have faith that a relationship with Divine Love will bring all goodness, support, nourishment, fulfillment.