(Non-) Representation (Heart- 1.1.13)

Journey of the Heart – Day 13
©Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

Follow the guidance of your heart and experience life anew! Express love, and experience love everywhere. Find new ways to love. Recognize new depths and  nuances of love. Be patient. Be kind. Be wise and respond to life with love, as love.

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

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I felt like there was way too much in the Guiding Thought to represent in a picture–not that the purpose of the picture is to represent the Guiding Thought. Sometimes I want to though. Sometimes I am feeling/seeing so much from the Guiding Thought that I want to express it all on paper.

Rarely does that work out! It’s always better for me to feel, and draw, than to feel  and try to draw. Very little works out the way I want it to when I try to do something–this is generally true in life, as well as drawings/coloring.

I kept it simple.

Today we have one clockwise spiral and one counter-clockwise spiral, (representing >a-hem< Following the guidance of your heart [an “inward spiral”] and Expressing love [an “outward spiral”]). The colorful lines represent all of the variations of Love–the depths and nuances.

Expressing Love brings awareness of those nuances and depths. Without the experience of Love, Love would be in a void; there would be no way for us to explore it. Expressing it is key. As we express it (through patience, kindness, wisdom, etc.) we respond to life with that which is the very substance of life itself–Love. Life can only give back to us that which it is, which we now can recognize, because we have explored our own being through the expression of It.

Letting the Heart Lead (Heart- 1.1.12)

Journey of the Heart – Day 12
©Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

Today, decide to give your heart reign. Trusting in love, assured with its gentle comfort, invite your heart to lead you with joy and peace to joy and peace. Surrender your mind and will to your heart’s love.

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

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As I was doing today’s Journey, my mind was distracted, anxious, irritated. When such things happen (that is, when I am experiencing discord that seems to be interfering with my connection with the Journey), I had to remind myself of this (written on the first day of the Journey):

Why Journey of the Heart is very simple: begin a conscious relationship with yourself, through the heart; take the steps; begin. Each day, connect with your heart, invite your heart-energy to inform your choices, and open to its direction.

Allow it to be simple; allow the opening to be at a pace that is comfortable for you. Too much, and fear may step in, too little and you may not notice. There are many who need to heal their relationship with their heart; it takes time to open, listen, and trust. Be gentle with yourself (and I remind myself of that too!) as you move through the 40-days.

Thus reminded, I was able to let go of whatever those distractions were, and settled in to just doing the picture.

I don’t know what the picture means…I don’t know how to interpret it…I don’t know if it’s telling me something or reflecting something. I just know that the very fact of doing it relaxed me.

This is “how it works”, this Journey of the Heart–doing the work, drawing the pictures, opens something…even if you don’t know what it is, why it is, or what it means. The heart leads when you let it, and your relationship is strengthened all around.