Journey of the Heart – Day 31

We are on round 4! There are just 10 days left to this Journey! How well have you kept up? I had someone say to me the other day, “It’s hard to get in the space and stay in the space.” That is exactly why this is a Journey. Sometimes journeys require a stop-and-rest. Sometimes journeys have unanticipated detours. Sometimes people get downright lost on a journey. Sometimes journeys are cut short. Sometimes journeys have unexpected delays.

With Consciousness Journeys, the hindrances, delays, stops, detours, etc. come up because you are exercising your consciousness in a way that it may not be used to. You are directing it, leading it, telling it where you want it to go. Sometimes, like weak muscles, bad habits, or stubborn children, your consciousness gets tired, annoyed, and belligerent. It sets up walls, tells you stories about why today isn’t a good day for a journey, makes other things more of a priority… you recognize these things. As long as you persist in directing your consciousness, it will eventually cooperate with you.

The reason I can get through 40 days, each day, and every day is because this is what I do. And I’ve been doing it a long time.

The Journey continues; for Consciousness Journeys, the destination is nowhere short of enlightenment. So, if you stop and take a break, if you encounter an inner or outer detour, if one journey is cut short…whatever the delay may be, remember the Journey is not done until we all arrive…so keep going…step by step. Join me when you can, as you can. I’m here…I’ll be here. (I’ll start a new Journey approximately a week after this one ends—around the first week in May. Details will be posted.)

These last ten days, the Guiding Thoughts return to using me and I for the pronouns. See how your perspective of your self has changed through using you or we the past twenty days. See if your sense of self is bigger; if you can include a broader vision of “you”.

You may also choose to continue to take a moment before the Journey to listen to this quickly—it is a thought for others, so that the effects of this Journey ripple out!

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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 31 Guiding Thought

My Heart knows how to love.

Everything is energy.

The most potent energy is love.

As I learn love, I invite the most powerful energy to express through me, to live as me, to be me!

My heart is Love’s abode.

My heart teaches only love.

I am 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).

Journey of the Heart - Day 31 Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls
Journey of the Heart – Day 31
Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls

This was the first day on this journey that I had absolutely no clue what to draw or even where to start. I stared at the blank page, while listening to the Guiding Thought for about 10 minutes. Then I thought, “I really need to do something!

So I started…

First to show up was the purple curve with pink and yellow balls…it was just something visually fun. Then the square below it, reminding me of a mirror or picture frame, showed up.

I had one crayon in my hand and accidentally made a swipe across the paper, which I then realized I had to incorporate into the picture, because I can’t just have a random stray swipe of yellow—so it became the yellow-brick road looking “thing”. Once I had the road, I decided it needed a point of destination, so I put in the castle.

The flower, the moon, the tiny stars were kind of random. The smile that is under the moon and the stars…that was intentional. I just thought a smile would be fun there.

Does random have a point? Do accidental lines have meaning? Is there something here that I don’t know or can’t see?

I don’t know.

But I do know that I spent 30 minutes engaging the creative side of my brain while listening to words of Love. By opening to that side of my mind, I am opening my whole mind both to my heart and to Love. That is what matters today.

 

 

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