Journey of the Heart, Day 01– 03.01.01

Now we get to the “heart” of the Journey. For the next 40 days, Mary, Steve, Lita, and I will be contemplating/reflecting upon the Guiding Thoughts and sharing our reflections through some sort of creative medium. I’ve chosen water color (a bit nervous/excited about this… I’ve never really done watercolor before!), and I am excited to see what the others come up with!

For your Journey, the Guiding Thoughts will be provided daily.

Guiding Thought Audio (plays in a loop) can be found here:

Note on listening to the Guiding thought: This should not be passive listening, as though the words are merely background noise. This should be active listening, with your mind and emotions fully engaged, feeling the words.

Guiding Thought: 

My Heart knows how to love.

Everything is energy.

The most potent energy is love.

As I learn love, I invite the most powerful energy to express through me, to live as me, to be me!

My heart is Love’s abode.

My heart teaches only love.

I am a willing and joyful student!



The energy of the sun reflects upon my heart, opening to the creative energy of love. My heart reflects the limitless light of love.

I thought to start day 1 with a drawing or painting, but when I went outside, to catch some rare rays of sunshine, this heart ornament captured me. It reflects the light of Love, the brilliant light of the sun. it is a reflection of our heart energy, vibrating at the frequency of love. As it twists and turns, it sends out rays of brilliant colors, lighting the world with an infinite energy of Love. May my heart shine so brightly with love.












Beginner’s Heart.

I trust that the current cold, from which I am recuperating, has a piece in this process/journey.  I am not operating at full efficiency of mind or body at the moment to establish, with any clarity or definition, what this abode (my heart) of Love looks or feels like. A full head and cough are a bit distracting to a meditation.

So here I am with Beginner’s Heart, much like Beginner’s Mind. I must rest in and trust in what I have, as yet, to define as Love’s abode.  I must rest in and trust that I do know what I don’t already know, as I give rest to my body.

I am a willing student today; joyful, not so much, but I know that will come. This is a good place, as any, to start. I park myself on this seat and will see what emerges.

SusanWithPearls Copyright Tam Black 2012 for


For most of the listening today, I “saw” the phrase “My heart teaches only Love” to mean that my heart teaches outwardly only Love–in other words, that my heart is teaching others only love. It wasn’t until about half way through that I realized the phrase originally meant that my heart is teaching me only Love (since I am a “willing and joyful student”).  I thought this was very funny/interesting indeed, how I interpreted the words this time. “there is no separation”…

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