Others’* Words: Journey of Creation – Day 14

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Guiding Thought

In Perfect Love there is no lack, only complete abundance. Perfect Love is Perfect Fulfillment. When you are aware of your Oneness with Perfect Love, you have everything; you are everything. With a mind fully aware of its own Fullness in Perfect Love, you have perfect faith in your creations, as they are of the same mind as Perfect Love.

Reflection

One by one the sentences in the Guiding Thought make absolute sense to me. But taken all together, my brain feels overwhelmed and incredulous.

In The Abundance Book, John Randolph Price says this, “There are certain principles of abundance, specific fundamentals of Truth which, when realized, will free an individual from lack and limitation.”

That book was (obviously) geared toward abundance, yet the “specific fundamentals of Truth” are not limited to abundance.

One of these Truths that he refers to is this:

“It is your spiritual consciousness–your Knowledge of the Presence of God within you as total and complete fulfillment–that interprets itself as every form or experience in your world. That is the Law.”

So, you see how the specific fundamentals of Truth are unlimited–the Presence of God within you is everything, complete fulfillment.

Regardless of the Law, it can only act through your realization of it. Your spiritual consciousness is your spiritual wealth, which out-pictures itself as your worldly wealth.

“You see, God is Omnipresent Wealth, the Infinite Riches of the universe, the lavish Abundance of creation. And if you deny unlimited prosperity, you are denying yourself, because YOU are the image of omnipresent wealth, the expression of the infinite riches of the universe, an individualization of lavish abundance.”

Statements of Truth can be difficult for my brain to accept; they sometimes seem so far from what I think I know, or what I think I experience. Today is one of those days. The Guiding Thought feels unreachable.

However, when I think about the concept through the words of Mr. Price, my brain does not get so worked up (can you see the similarities in his words, and in the Guiding Thought?).

I feel like I can handle the Truth as Mr. Price lays It out. But not so much when I read the Guiding Thought. Sometimes other people help me get past a stumbling blocks in my mind. That’s what’s happening today.

And that’s a thing about Truth. Everyone Knows It; everyone has It within them. We walk through life resonating with Truth (as we are aware of It), through others’ words, or sharings, or imaginations. Their experiences spark something in ourselves, which strengthens what we Know of the Truth within us.

But it’s up to each of us to find the expression of that Truth within us. That is Creation.

“Turn within and watch the Inner Presence work. The activity of your Infinite Mind sees and knows only abundance–and in this sea of Knowingness is a spiritual Idea corresponding to every single form, event, circumstance, condition, or experience that you could possibly desire. The creative energy (substance) of these Divine Ideas is forever flowing into perfect manifestation.”

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*There is no other.

All quotes are from John Randolph Price’s The Abundance Book, published by  Quartus Books , 1987.

Why a Journey of Abundance 2016

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It’s a new beginning! Welcome! It’s time to get clear, time to focus. Why DO I want to do this Journey of Abundance? What is important to me? What are my priorities? Where do I want to grow? What do I want to change? Let me begin to get clear by thinking about what abundance means to me now.

Right now, abundance has to do with vitality, energy, productivity, motivation, and time to give those things in service to others and the world.

In a way, then, abundance follows from Journey of Healing, since vitality and energy are quintessential qualities of being Whole and Healthy (in my opinion).

Vitality and energy lead naturally to motivation and productivity. I love when I am so excited and enthusiastic about something that I can spend hours at it and the time flies.

That leaves time, because in order to utilize energy and vitality toward motivation and productivity, one must have the time to get lost in projects, when the time flies.

Even though all that makes sense, I am honestly feeling very unclear at the moment. What do I want? I can feel issues of unworthiness creeping in; I feel afraid to state boldly, fearlessly this is what I want. I feel almost afraid to want anything. What am I allowed to wish for?  What am I allowed to want? If I want something, aren’t I being greedy, or selfish? How do I balance needing money to live with living a spiritual life, or with spiritual principles?

Intellectually, I know: money and material goods are neutral. There is nothing “unspiritual” about them, there is no one who would blame me for using money to support myself and my family. Money can do a lot of good for a lot of people.

Emotionally, it seems I have some opposition, some resistance. Maybe I need to back up a step. What did I learn on the last Journey?

AHHHHHHHH…I just realized why this “abundance thing” is uncomfortable at the moment…During Journey of Healing, and especially at the end,  I did a lot with light and love—stuff that is heavy-spiritual, not exactly material. The pendulum swung toward the spiritual, apparently the back swing to materiality is a bit disconcerting to my brain/emotions.

To put this in perspective, I turn to my teacher, John Randolph Price:

Do you have an aversion to wealth? Do you object to being rich? Does the word “abundance” bother you? If you have the slightest reservations, then you’d better check your belief system regarding God. You see, God is omnipresent Wealth, the Infinite Riches of the universe, the lavish Abundance of creation. And if you deny unlimited prosperity, you are denying yourself, because YOU are the image of omnipresent wealth, the expression of the infinite riches of the universe, an individualization of lavish abundance. You are as rich right now as any individual who ever walked on this planet. The cattle on a thousand hills are yours, the gold and silver are yours, and an abundance of money is yours now! (The Abundance Book, p. 18-19, 1987, Quartus edition)

My mind needs abundance healing!

Like in the Journey of Healing, I need to transmute or transform my beliefs (which bring about my experience) of those things that fall short of the Wholeness, Fullness of God (Love), into an experience of God (Love), including my relationship with money, wealth, prosperity, and success.

Thus, the first thing I am working on is transmuting or transforming my thoughts/beliefs about God-Love-Fulfillment, so that I include the material aspects of money, wealth, and success into my idea of God-Love-Fulfillment.

This includes the second thing I am going to work on, which I have mentioned quite a bit this year (but it just makes so much sense): “Your task is not to seek for love abundance, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

Finally, by the end of the Journey, I want to be clear about what material success means to me. How much is enough? What do I need? What does prosperity look like to me, as me, in my unique situation? What material life would bring me the most joy, the most happiness, the most fulfillment?

Feel free to share your thoughts about WHY you are doing this Journey in the comments! I’m so glad you are here—it’s going to be fun (but then, it always is…). Blessings to you!

“Working with the Master Self within”: Journey of Healing 2.0 – Day 10

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Copyright Tam Black 2016
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Guiding Thought

I give today to Light. I feel the Light within pour forth; I feel my radiance, my glow. I see—with my inner eye—this light envelop and infuse all I encounter, all my words, and all my actions. I watch as others resonate with me, their light growing brighter in the sanctity of my own. To all beings and all situations today, I offer only Light, and learn, as I do, the Wholeness of my Self.

 

Sharing

How is it already day 10? How are we already at the end of Round 1!? Has this round gone as quickly for you, as it has for me? Time has flown, but I am not quite sure what I have learned. Where am I now that is different than where I was 9 days ago? How did I get here?

Let’s see…there were first, a few days about clearing the slate, then a few days about health and nutrition, then some days about feeling light and being peaceful. That kind of sums it up, right? If this has gone quickly for you, take a moment to look back and think about what you’ve done so far, remind yourself where you’ve been so this doesn’t seem random and out-of-place! Keep reminding your mind that you are moving forward!

As I’ve said in previous articles, these Journeys are modeled after the Prosperity Plan designed by John Randolph Price, which assists people in moving their consciousness from one of lack and limitation to one of all-sufficiency of supply and abundance. I love how Mr. Price uses words; in my opinion, he does an excellent job conveying to people how consciousness is the door to the Master Self within and ultimately to God. Your consciousness can be either open to the fullness of the Truth, open part way, or closed. The point of these Journeys is to continually expand your consciousness, opening the door and the floodgates so that upon you are poured forth the infinite blessings of All Good, All God.

Here is a paraphrased example of this from Mr. Price’s book, The Angels Within Us; in the actual quote, he uses the words abundance, prosperity, and lack–I have replaced these words with health, healing, and disease:

When you are consciously aware of the Presence of God, the Presence becomes part of your consciousness, and there is spiritual infusion. And when you identify this Spirit of God within as your health, your consciousness becomes the principle of health. The energy flows into manifestation through you, forever reproducing the vibration of your consciousness in the world of form. The main purpose of these ideas is to enable you to work with the higher law–the Law of Healing–rather than then law of disease, because consciousness is fulfilling itself as law regardless of where it is focused.

Whooaaaa…

I can never read John Randolph Price and not feel like something has opened and more light has come into my mind and heart. Do you feel it?

This morning, before turning to the Journey, I read a chapter of The Angels Within Us. Reading Mr. Price feels like meditation to me, because I feel the words, and feel the love and light streaming through me as I read. This type of association through the feeling nature is valuable in expanding the consciousness.

While reading, I felt a new visualization to an old idea. You know how people use the analogy of the sun and its rays to show how we are part of God? We are the rays, the sun is God, we all come from Him/Her, yet are all different emanations. This morning I felt that. I felt myself as a ray of God, I felt you as a ray of God, I felt everything around me as a ray of God. Everything is God; God is the Source of everything. In God, we are the same Love and Light. We come to earth as rays, everything comes to earth as a ray. We can either see everything as a ray, and see God, our Source, in everything, or we can-not.

Then I came to the Guiding Thought. “I give today to Light. I feel the Light within pour forth; I feel my radiance, my glow. I see—with my inner eye—this light envelop and infuse all I encounter, all my words, and all my actions. I watch as others resonate with me, their light growing brighter in the sanctity of my own. To all beings and all situations today, I offer only light, and learn, as I do, the wholeness of my Self.”

Do you see how my visualization while reading and the Guiding Thought are the same? I had already visualized the Guiding Thought–the spirit of it, if not the letter. I felt it was like a gift, a pre-apprehension* of the future, in a very concrete, tangible way. This has been the second time this week I felt like I have pre-apprehended the Guiding Thought (the first day was two days ago), and that my day, my experiences have reflected this: I have been able to live the consciousness I am striving for.

And tomorrow I get to clear the slate again! I wonder, what will be in store for Round 2? I am so glad you are here. May the Light of Love infuse you and all you experience today.

 

*The acceptance of, or receptivity to, information without passing judgment on its validity, often without complete comprehension.