We are on Round 2 of our Journey! For those of you new to this, there are 10 Guiding Thoughts, which we repeat in four rounds, for a total of 40 days. With this round, instead of hearing the guiding thoughts in the first person, the subject of the Guiding Thought will be “you”. For example, instead of saying, “My heart knows how to love”, we will be saying, “Your heart knows how to love.” More on this in the posting later today!
There are basically two different ways to hear the Guiding Thought this round. You may think about someone saying the guiding thought to you, or you may think about you saying the guiding thought to someone else. And you can vary this. Go back and forth, see how you feel with each one; see where the Guiding Thought takes you.
Sometimes I like how it feels to be directed. When I imagine someone else saying the Guiding Thoughts to me, it’s like I am being told, “Do this” (it’s not so apparent in this first guiding thought, but becomes more apparent in later days, like tomorrow, the Guiding Thought is “Today, decide…” and “Surrender your mind…” These are directive statements—telling me what to do. I don’t need to think, I just need to submit to the authority of a “higher” (wiser) being telling me what I want to do to get what I want.
I should mention that I don’t have much of an authority problem (…anymore =) ), and don’t mind “being told what to do”. Sometimes it’s even just easier, like: “Ok, I don’t have to think, just tell me what you want”. A spiritual trainer, getting me in shape! If you have resistance to being told what to do, you may not like using your imagination this way (on the other hand, it could also be a safe way to begin to work through some of that resistance).
The other method is to picture yourself in the role of teacher/guide/compassionate helper, who really wants Heart-Love for someone else, and you are the one doing the directing, telling them “what to do” to get at what they really want.
Spend about 15-20 minutes with the guiding thought, and then let your heart speak through words, pictures, colors, shapes, whatever feels right. I’ve supplied a link below to an audio of me doing the guiding thought–use it if you like to create, while listening to it play on a loop (that’s what I do). Scroll to the bottom for my sharing…
Day 11 Guiding Thought
Your Heart knows how to love.
Everything is energy.
The most potent energy is love.
As you learn love, invite the most powerful energy to express through you, to live as you, to be you!
Your heart is Love’s abode.
Your heart teaches only love.
You are a willing and joyful student!
Click here to access the audio file.
You can download this and play it in a loop while you allow your heart to speak to you 🙂 I suggest Windows Media Player (I have not tested other players).
When I started this Journey, I knew that I would find it interesting to watch how different parts of the Guiding Thoughts “speak” at different times. I mean, it’s not like I can capture in a 20-30 minute drawing, all of the impressions, feelings, images that I get when I am listening to the Guiding Thought.
In the first round, my feelings and impressions focused on my heart knowing how to love, on learning love, and on being a willing and joyful student of my heart-teacher. [see Journey of the Heart – Day 01]
Today’s impressions were all about the energy. This picture feels like the transference of potential energy (the red on the left) to kinetic energy (the zigzags on the right) through me. But it is also about the passive receiving of the energy (my left, pinkish side—my hands are up, open) and the active movement of that energy (the red, right side, with my hands/arms out like I’m throwing the energy [sort of]). And in the middle, the red is also flowing through me, like it’s just there, naturally.
“I” am less defined in this picture. It’s a very generic person… but still a representation of me. It was important for me to be less significant, in order for Love’s potency to come through.