We are on round 4! 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!
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 32 Guiding Thought
Today I decide to give my heart reign.
Trusting in love, assured with its gentle comfort, I invite my heart to lead me with joy and peace to joy and peace.
I surrender my mind and will to my heart’s love.
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).
The first thing I saw in my head before starting the picture was a heart in a fire. This made me think back to the day recently that I wrote about purity/purifying. Though, in today’s picture, it’s not about the heart being purified. It’s more like the heart is acting as a depository for the “garbage” surrendered from the mind and will to the heart that is being purified. That would make the fire symbolically the heart’s- love, which is doing the purifying.
The figure is surrounded by gentle comfort, which makes it easy to surrender and trust in love. The figure is in a position of offering. The mind and will are willingly being surrendered to the heart and its love.
There are two things that I “see” in this picture, when the mind and will are offered and surrendered to the heart. First: the mind and will are then transformed; they come out of the heart differently, and in joy and peace. Also, I keep seeing the word fun. It was and is important that I know that surrendering to the heart in this way can be fun. It does not have to be scary or uncertain (which, admittedly, I have thought). Some of the colors coming out of the heart represent fun, and being care-free.
Second: when the mind and will are surrendered to the heart, the mind and will begin to cooperate with the heart. This is huge for me. So often the “I” of my mind wants to direct my will, completely trammeling or ignoring the heart. But what I feel like I understood more deeply today is that the inclusion of the heart brings so much more. It’s hard to identify what that more is; it feels like a warmth, a confidence, a fullness that becomes available when the heart is included. My heart has an intelligence that my mind has not wanted to trust (a big reason for initiating a Journey of the Heart), but now, my mind is beginning to shift, and to understand how much more effective, efficient, productive (these are my mind’s words) life can be when it (my mind) actually uses my heart. (Can you tell that my mind still wants to be in charge?)
…But YAY! My mind is learning! My mind is “getting” my heart! That is huge.