Ebb and Flow: Journey of Freedom 2017–Day 33

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

Everything is energy. Everything is energy connecting everything! A shift in energy in one place shifts energy other places. I lift my energy to the vibration of love and light, to God, to all that is Divine. I am responsible for my energy and I choose to free it by releasing the Divine Love within me.


Shifts in energy can mean a push or a pull, an expansion or a contraction, a pressure or an easing-up, a barrier or a release (to name a few).

Energy is not “good” or “bad”; it is not “positive” or “negative” (except as labeled by electrical charges). Energy is just energy, just as fire can burn, it can also warm on a cold night. The fire does not make a distinction in how it is used; it merely expresses the characteristic of fire.

Understanding movements of energy is a subject of study in many areas: Neurology, and the electrical energies of the body; digestion and the movements of food (energy) through the digestive system, and the entire body; the study of the cosmos and the movement of planets, stars, asteroids, etc.; the study of weather; the study of ocean tides; psychology and emotions; kinesiology and the movements of the body.

Truly, everything is energy, and energy can be studied through its behavior, its movement. We can bring awareness and understanding to our own energy, our own behavior, thoughts, and feelings through recognizing the energy behind them.

In Chinese philosophy, there is an understanding of all energy through an analogy with five elements: metal, water, wood, fire, and earth.  There is a cycle of these energies, which depicts a flow, as well as an inter-relationship between them, which represents a blocking (click to enlarge).

The center star-arrows depict the inter-relationship/blocking energy; the outer arrows depict the cycle/flow energy.

In this philosophical system, you can see that energy is not about “good” or “bad”–it is all natural interactions that we can observe in nature.

I haven’t been focused recently on the intention for this Journey–I guess I got pulled away from it. So, with this idea, I bring myself back to the intention of the Journey: Judge nothing.

Everything is simply part of the ebb and flow of energy. I am part of that energy as it is part of me. Understanding energy in new and different ways (like Chinese philosophy) helps me to see and understand myself, my life, and my interactions in new and different ways, without Judgement.

After all, I am responsible for my energy.


Balance Off: Journey of Creation – Day 20

Copyright Tam Black 2017
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Guiding Thought

There are no degrees of Love. Love is Whole, Full, and Perfect. Love in action is Creation; Love’s creations are Whole, Full, and Perfect. When we express Love, we are being creative in the Truest sense. Creativity is Love in action, and produces activities, relationships, and experiences which are Whole, Full, and Perfect.


I’ve been talking with people this week, who have used the terms yin and yang; since I do not generally use the terms yin and yang, this phenomenon is something to look at. And as everything is currently in the context of Journey of Creation, I am applying it to my own Journey.

Yin and yang is a symbol of forces, or energies. Yin means the shady, shadow, or dark side; yang is the sunny, bright, or light side. In addition to the two “sides”, you will notice through the picture on the left that there is symbolic movement between the two sides: light turns to dark, which returns to light. Neither side is ever complete of itself; each contains the other, and only together is there wholeness. Each side contains the other, moves into the other, and is complete only with the other.

Here is how Lao Tzu describes it in the Tao Te Ching:

“When people see things as beautiful,
ugliness is created.
When people see things as good,
evil is created.

Being and non-being produce each other.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low oppose each other.
Fore and aft follow each other.”

This past week, one of the ways that this concept has been discussed with me is in the context of balance: Yin and yang work together in balance, but we can disrupt that balance with too much or too little of either yin or yang.

What does all this mean to me, in the context of today’s Guiding Thought, and the Journey in general?

First, I feel like I am off-balance. I am experiencing something in either excess or as deficiency. How do I know? I feel foggy, fuzzy, unfocused, as though I cannot grasp my own thoughts. The Guiding Thought was mere words; I could not reach the inner depth or meaning of the words today.

Second, I have been doing some intentional cleansing and releasing (among other things, I have stopped coffee cold turkey–no wonder I feel fuzzy and foggy!). I’ve been working on physical improvements to my health and well-being, but (as you know), everything is connected, and I am experiencing mental and emotional side-effects (releases) as well.

All of this has been in the context of my own Journey of Creation. Nothing happens during a Journey that is not part of the Journey.

I believe that the off-balance is, in the bigger picture, getting me back on balance–the movement of yin and yang. I must re-balance what is either in excess or deficient, and I am experiencing that as fuzzy, foggy, and unfocused. A ripple in the water is only perceived as “more” until its motion stops and it again becomes still.

As for the cleansing and releasing: such things always have side effects. Toxins come to the surface for release, but when they come to the surface, I experience their effects. This goes for physical, mental, or emotional toxins. I feel that I am releasing, but going through the symptoms as the toxins leave.

As for how this all relates to Journey of Creation: I am making way for Truth and Love, and the experience of it in my life–getting rid of stuff that no longer serves me or my goals of co-creating with Love. Though I am a bit “off”, I am happily here, moving through, past, and onward!