How many remember as a child going on long trips and asking the question; are we there yet? How many adults go on long trips in automobiles counting the mile markers, looking at the time wishing they were already there? Whenever I fly to Europe I watch the cabin filling with people, waiting to get to their destination, looking at their watches, ordering one drink after another, wishing they were there. Many of these people reach their destination and immediately start planning for their return trip home, counting the days, hours, minutes, until their mode of travel is scheduled for departure.
We as a human species, with our human consciousness are programed to experience our journeys by time, months, days, hours, and minutes. We have programed our belief of our journey to experience the destination, not only the destination, but also our return from wherever we came from.
What if the destination is not the point? What if the destination is only a passing event in our life? Many talk or teach about the journey. Our life is a journey; our spiritual pathway is a journey, which it is. How many actually enjoy their journey, waiting for something better? Many hope tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year, or even the after life will be better, so we place our consciousness on that destination, whatever it might be.
What if our journey is infinite, forever and ever with no destination? The word infinite comes from Latin, which means without end. What would your journey look like in a hundred years, a thousand years, even a billion billon years? The consciousness would have trouble comprehending our journey in a time, which is indescribable.
How many are content with attaching their beliefs to their destination? How many are content with attaching their beliefs to the afterlife, (after we die)? How many in our world are content with the belief they are going to heaven or hell, when they die? Certainly I do not think many would be content if they believed their destination was hell. What about your next life and the continuum of your journey?
I remember a young couple I knew back in the 80’s who had planned their vacation, a journey of a lifetime, their first vacation together. They worked hard and saved every penny they could to pay for this luxury vacation to Mexico. They worked weekends, bought cheap food, chose not to repair issues with their house and car. They worked very hard for this journey of a lifetime, as they called it. As the days approached they were beside themselves with excitement. The day arrived for their flight to Mexico. Upon arrival to their luxury hotel, they found the pictures they were shown of the resort, were taken some thirty years ago. It was a run down mess with its own resident bed bugs and cockroaches. Needless to say their destination was a disaster.
How many travel their journey, keeping their sight on the destination and not the journey itself? How many become tired of their journey and end up taking a detour? A detour taking them in a complete circle, right back where they were before the detour, repeating and re-experiencing what they experienced before the detour.
If you are not enjoying the journey, perhaps it is because you are totally focused on the destination?
What would your life be like if you allowed yourself to enjoy the journey? What if, on your focused journey, you were able to see all the assistance presented with each step you took? Unlike the young couple I wrote about above, who only focused on the destination, and did not allow themselves to enjoy the journey. Had they chosen to enjoy their journey, they may have heard Jonah tell them this is not of benefit. But their focus was only on the destination. They did not allow themselves to hear the warning.
Where you focus your attention is the reality you experience.
Taking detours is hazardous to your health. Repeating the same part of the journey over and over leads to mental and emotional confusion, causing mental and emotional illnesses, causing ones to want to give up on their journey.
The soul chooses the journey, a journey of infinite experiences, a never-ending journey. Why? Because it is the journey, not the destination where learning occurs.
Many people, in fact most people have issues of diverse varying matters affecting their life. How many people, with whatever issues, have had these same issues before, perhaps even in their past lives? I would say most. Rarely is a chronic mental and/or emotional issue new, it is a repeat of the old. Many of these people are on detours, going around in circles repeating the same issue over and over.
A detour can also be described as escapism. Their perceived destination seems to be further and further away, they want to give up, thereby seeking an escape from their journey. Being there is no escape; they take a detour and come right back to where they started with the same issues. This is called circling. How many people do you know, perhaps even yourself have had anger issues, jealousy issues, depression issues, and now years later still have the same issues, perhaps more intense?
Since the journey is to be enjoyed, do you take the time to enjoy it? If not, why? Is it lack of time, lack of motivation, against your beliefs? What reason do you give yourself? How many compare themselves with others in our world? They see the suffering of men, women, and children. Many see wars around the world and see governments becoming more controlling of our individual liberties. There are many reasons one can give themselves, but what if these others are or have been caught up in circling, repeating the same issues for life times, each time becoming more severe, more painful?
A statement Jonah often makes, “That which was, is, until understood and healed.”
This has to do with circling, seeking to escape your journey, looking for a detour. If you were to make a commitment to enjoy your journey, how much assistance would you find available to you, to your healing, to understand your patterns and to heal? To heal means to move beyond the issues and create a new reality, but not a new journey. For your journey is infinite, just as you are.
The following is a statement from Jonah given in 1986.
“Ye hear the word journey often, a journey to here, there, a journey of a thousand miles, but indeed my friends; ye are upon a journey of no end, a sacred journey. Your core essence, your soul, your higher self is an eternal being with no end; your journey is an eternal journey with no end. Therefore it is not to seek the conclusion of your journey, but rather become at peace with your journey. Becoming at peace with your journey allows ye to awaken to your inner knowing, your inner peace.
Embrace your journey knowing there is no end. Judge not your journey for that is when ye reverse the flow of your journey. A reversal of your journey is when ye begin repeating the same patterns over and over, thereby seeing yourself as becoming the pattern.”