Take Action (Heart- 1.1.37)

Journey of the Heart – Day 37
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Guiding Thought 

I focus my heart-love in the service of others. As I serve others through my deepest heart-love, my own love expands and becomes amplified. There is always more love to share, to give, to experience! Such joy and gratitude fill me, when I open to my 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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“All you need to do is open your heart, believe, admit to grace, feel infinitely grateful, take action, and do it for your higher self”. (Joseph Barry Martin)

The Art of Problem-Solving (Heart 1.1.36)

Journey of the Heart – Day 36
©Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

I listen to my heart and with my heart. My heart pays attention to others, listening to their inner voice, their unspoken words. I care, and attend with love to their deeper, silent needs, asking their heart, “How may I strengthen you and raise your energy?”

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

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I understood art as problem-solving today. I saw the learning process that goes into art, and how artists evolve.

I feel like the two hemispheres of my brain were uniting.

Art to me has always been a spontaneous, “whatever comes out” approach. I’ve never been able to visualize a picture in my head and reproduce it. And for that reason, I’ve always thought, “I’m not an artist; I don’t have what it takes”.

In addition, I am very logical and rational, and have always had the (misconceived) idea that my dominant logical and rational (left-brain) precludes being artistic.

Now that I am writing this, I am identifying some really false beliefs that I have held!

Today, as I listened to the Guiding Thought, a picture came into my head that I wanted to draw. At first, I thought, “nah…not even gonna try…I know how that would(n’t) turn out”.

But then I thought, “You’ve been doing these triangle-things, overlapping things…you could probably do it”. So I started.

Immediately, I was perplexed with how the lines cross, and where to leave “openings” in some lines for the other lines to “go through” them, creating the layered look.

But I figured it out (sort of. I wanted it to be more complex, with more colors, more lines, more triangles, with “upward facing” triangles at the bottom “receiving” the lines of color coming down).

As I was figuring it out, I could feel myself learningproblem solvingHow do I do it? Where do I put line, and not put a line? and I was able to work through it in my head, to the degree that you see here. The picture is simplistic, I know–but it was actually a big step for me, the “left-brained, non-artist”. I could “see” what I could do…next time, and I understood how artists try stuff, see how it works, then integrate it into the next work.

I could feel how, if I were to do this picture again–or one like it–I would be able to do it more effectively and add some of the complexity that I really wanted.

I wonder if this was an exercise in unifying head and heart?

Probably.