Creation, not attraction: Journey of Creation – Day 04

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Guiding Thought

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


Checking in: I have been doing very intense practices since the beginning of this Journey to release my ego, and increase my dedication, devotion, and commitment to God. SO much stuff has been coming up. I have felt: lost/in an identity crisis/angry/cranky/irritable/belligerent/stubborn/indignant/righteous… whiny/wanting my own way/wanting childhood pleasure-foods and simple childhood pleasures (like going to a petting zoo)… and this is just the past 24 hours.

Mind you, I have not been acting out…much, but I feel it, and can watch myself wanting to act out. Tam did take me out on a spree today, to satisfy my inner child with fun, beautiful colors and things, yummy food, and comforting deserts. I feel better now.

The point is: remember that when you do these Journeys, when you make a commitment, and give the dedication, you are inviting a new frame of mind which brings with it new experiences. If “you” are not ready for those new experiences, then you are also asking to become ready for them, which can mean getting rid of stuff that no longer serves the new vision you have for yourself. Be prepared for some stuff to come up. Recognize it. Observe it. Love it. Release it. If you aren’t sure how to do that for yourself, talk to your local healer, shaman, guru, spiritual teacher, or wise friend. You’re also welcome to take a look at my page on spiritual practices, or contact me.


So many people today are driven to “create” because they need or want something. What do I need? What can I get that is better than what I have? A new car? A new job? A new relationship? A trip to Hawaii? I can have anything I want, and all I have to do is magnetize it to myself! Viola.

I admit, I have gone through this myself, but it never quite felt right. Here’s why: If I believe that I was created by Love, with Love, for Love, then I am already fully Love, loved, and lovable. If I believe that I am  already fully Love, then I must also believe that I already have everything. Anything that I think or do which indicates that I need anything other than what I already have contradicts what I say I believe.

So I have to monitor very carefully that I choose thoughts and actions that support what I say I believe, rather than denying that I already am and have everything I could possibly want. This is not easy, but I have been practicing it a long time.

Today’s Guiding Thought is not about magnetizing or attracting anything.

It is about confirmation:

  • I am One with Perfect Love.
  • Perfect Love is Perfect Abundance (that is, abundance of all things, including Peace, Harmony, a beautiful, healthy body, all the material things I need to support the life of this body, etc)
  • In Perfect Love’s Perfect Abundance, I need not; I want not; I AM.
  • Only in this place of Knowing my own Perfect Fulfillment, can I create a continued Perfect Fulfillment. (If I create from the perspective of my mind; if my perspective is  of lack or limitation, I will create lack or limitation).

Processing “Creation”: Journey of Courage 2017 – Day 38

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Guiding Thought

I allow myself to connect with my pure Inner Divine Heart of Oneness. I am aware of the expression of the Divine Heart through me, as me. I connect with my heart, and am aware of embodying its pure Love intention for All.  I am filled with Joy as I embrace my heart’s Love.


What are thoughts? Or, perhaps more to the point: are feelings thoughts? Are memories thoughts? Are physical sensations, like a gut instinct, thoughts? When people talk about thought being creative, what does that mean? Are thoughts generative? Do they have energy and power?

I do have some thoughts on this. I wonder a lot. I look for information and answers to my questions. I experiment. I practice. I observe.

What I am seeking currently is understanding the correlation between thought and manifestation, or more accurately, the correlation between spiritual thoughts and manifestation. Spiritual thoughts are those thoughts in the intangible realm–thoughts that the mind can conceive, but that do not have an immediate material corresponding reality–thoughts like Oneness, or Infinity, or Joy. How do these thoughts create reality; how do I recognize the manifestation of a thought of Oneness? You can see this is different than thinking, “I want a new TV”, and having a new TV given to you from out of the blue, or the like.

I know we can create material reality. There are lots of books out now about the law of attraction, about how to manifest, etc. What I want to know is how to create with the Divine, to know that what comes to me in material reality is manifesting from the highest, most loving, most  harmonious, most unifying thoughts. If I were to think, “I want a new TV”, I don’t Know that a new TV is the highest manifestation for all beings, all Life.

OK. You know by now that one of the purposes to the Journeys is to expose those underlying thoughts and impressions that may be “in conflict”, or may be less-loving, or “ignorant”. I have to tell you, that behind my writing today there are multiple little voices, virtually yelling at me, about how silly I am about all this. One of the most coherent voices is saying, “Everything is of the divine–you are creating separation, simply by saying there is a difference between material and spiritual manifestation”. And, there are other voices, less distinguishable, which feel like they are figuratively hitting me over the head, trying to show me something that I am not getting. So, this is good. Those thoughts/feelings are coming up and out, bubbling to the surface, so to say, so I can hear them and understand how I need to shift and transform them.

I know/feel that this is much more simple than I make it out to be. I have complicated it.

And, for your reference: what started this today was this sentence of the Guiding Thought:  I connect with my heart, and am aware of embodying its pure Love intention for All. This sentence feels comforting and relaxing–I can rest in peace, knowing that my heart is in charge, that everything I manifest comes from pure Love intention. I can have the courage to create anything, in any way, because everything I do comes from pure love intention. I don’t have to fear what I create. I can trust it. I can have the courage to explore, experiment, and try stuff, because ultimately it’s all about Love. And this is how I want to proceed. 


Your Mind. Your Thoughts. Your Life: Journey of Courage 2017 – Day 36

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Guiding Thought

I am responsible! I am able to respond with and through conscious awareness of my inner-centered, silent Knowingness. I practice Knowingness moment by moment. Anchored in my inner-harmony, I have the courage to face my own thoughts and actions.


Do you believe thought is creative? Do you believe your thoughts create your reality? These are ideas that have become reasonably commonplace in anyone interested in New Age, New Thought, or Spiritual growth. Do you believe these ideas?

think the idea that thought is creative is probably correct, but I cannot say that I believe it. Belief has a level of faith, supported by direct experience that I have not experienced fully enough to say I believe it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some pretty incredible experiences with thought-creations…just not enough for me be fully faith-full. What it’s going to take for me to be fully on board, is for me to embody naturally, easily, and effortlessly the ideas of today’s Guiding Thought.

If thought is creative, then I am creating every second, and every detail of my life is something that I have created.

Now that I’ve said that “out loud” (so to say), I feel like that is true, 100%. Every detail of my life is something I have created. I need to think about that a bit more… Looking at my life’s big decisions: home/where I live, job, relationship, and all of the minutia involved in those, I have chosen, worked for, and decided to have everything that I have. I’ve done it…No one other than me has done it.

I am responsible!

So, why did I start off saying that I “cannot say I believe it”? …Because I do not yet have full conscious awareness of my inner-centered, silent Knowingness. In other words, I cannot consciously direct my thoughts to create what I want to create, on demand (yet, but I am working on it).

There can be a disconnect or a time-lag between having a thought and what it creates. Also, I may not be able to recognize which thought created which form. There is not a seeming direct-correlation between thought and form.  Because “things happen” without a direct recognizable relationship to a thought, and they happen hours, days, weeks, or months after the generative thought, it can certainly seem like “you” did not create it, that your thoughts had no part in creating your experience. Another complication is that sometimes several thoughts come together to create one experience, and sometimes those thoughts conflict with each other, then the experience is one of ambiguity or conflict. 

If you believe that your thought is creative, then you must take responsibility for all your thoughts and all your experiences. This can take courage. What is your life like now? Do you feel like you have chosen every aspect of your life, or has life just happened “to” you?

You do not have to believe that your thought is creative. But if you don’t, then you will always feel like you are at the mercy and whim of whatever life wants to throw at you.

If you do choose to believe that your thought is creative, then it is imperative that you take responsibility for every detail of your life, that you begin to improve the quality of your thoughts, clarify your thoughts, and begin to observe the cause-effect nature of how your thoughts come out in your experiences and forms. It’s a lot of work, but I choose this. It’s also a lot of fun.