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 33 Guiding Thought
Following the guidance of my heart, I experience life anew!
As I express love, I experience love everywhere.
I find new ways to love.
I recognize new depths and nuances of love.
I am patient. I am kind. I am wise.
I respond to life with love, as 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).
I began listening to the guiding thought… and sat there, listening… and sat there…and in my mind’s eye a chessboard…or a checkered ballroom dance floor began to materialize. I thought about how I could draw a checkered anything and I knew that I simply do not have the skill to draw it (…maybe someday). Drawing perspective is not my forté. So, I decided to focus on what I could actually accomplish, getting me to the present, completed drawing…
The idea of a checkerboard seemed to be indicating that things/people are different but interconnected. I also started thinking of it as strands woven together. What came out is sort of a combination of both of these ideas.
I felt like, thinking about interconnectedness—the weaving together of lives—was all about experiencing life anew in each moment. Nothing is ever the same, every single person, every single interaction, every single…everything is new…every second. When I can approach this ever-changing life with love, life is always fresh and new.
Life is always fresh and new, but I must bring that awareness to it. Bringing that awareness to life means finding new ways to love, and being able to recognize the depths and nuances of love. That’s what the little stars symbolize at each of the connections on the “checkerboard”: having the awareness of love and realizing the newness in each moment, each “intersection”.
As I bring love to my interactions, I am energized!