A Dramatic Juxtaposition (Heart- 1.1.11)

Journey of the Heart – Day 11
©Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls

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!

Play the Guiding Thought here (loops automatically).
Journey of the Heart audio created by Brad Vanlandingham for Susanwithpearls-


Welcome to round 2! The pronouns change from “I” to “you” for this round. For more information, see this page.

One purpose of these Journeys is to give people (myself included) the standing realization of our identity of and with Love. Love is who we are. It is our deepest/highest Self, our true identity, our most natural (and therefore easy) mode of being.

But, we have to remember (and keep remembering), realize (and continue realizing), and allow ourselves to be who we are–naturally and easily.

There is a poignant passage from A Course in Miracles which describes what it is like to live not as the Love you Are:

What could [the world] be but vicious and afraid, fearful of shadows, punitive and wild, lacking all reason, blind, insane with hate?

What have you done that this should be your world? What have you done that this is what you see? Deny your own Identity, and this is what remains. You look on chaos and proclaim it is yourself. There is no sight that fails to witness this to you. There is no sound that does not speak of frailty within you and without; no breath you draw that does not seem to bring you nearer death; no hope you hold but will dissolve in tears.

Deny your own Identity, and you will not escape the madness which induced this weird, unnatural and ghostly thought that mocks creation and that laughs at God. Deny your own Identity, and you assail the universe alone, without a friend, a tiny particle of dust against the legions of your enemies. Deny your own Identity, and look on evil, sin and death, and watch despair snatch from your fingers every scrap of hope, leaving you nothing but the wish to die.

Ok, maybe it’s a bit dramatic and extreme.

Yet, there’s a part of me that understands what it’s saying. I don’t always feel frail, depressed, friendless, fearful, blind, or insane. But looking around the world right now, it’s tough not to recognize those things everywhere, somehow.

Sometimes I need a severe juxtaposition to understand how far I have yet to go–until the world is healed fully, I still have a job to do. And it feels like a long way to go.

Here (on the Journeys), I get my daily dose of realization/reminder of my true identity, my union with Love (the most powerful energy!). Here, I counter the frail, depressed, friendless, fearful, blind, insane world, for whatever I can see “out there”, is also “in here”; when I heal myself, I heal the world. Is there a better gift to the world than freeing myself from it?

They must await your own release. They stay in chains till you are free. They cannot see the mercy of the world until you find it in yourself. They suffer pain until you have denied its hold on you. They die till you accept your own eternal life. (full text here)



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