Like a Rock (Heart- 1.1.10)

Journey of the Heart – Day 10
©Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls

Guiding Thought

My heart-love establishes my inner-peace. Solidly grounded in my own inner-peace, I approach all of life with love, compassion, and wisdom. I live as my Self, shining with the beauty of the Love I AM.

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


What do I feel, and what do I want to feel? Who am I, and who do I want to be? Who (or what) am I becoming? What is the highest version of myself right now?

Love, peace, compassion, wisdom are who I am. When I feel assured of this, when I am able to recognize these qualities as my natural state, when I know myself as these qualities, there’s no problem.

But if my esteem is low, if I doubt, if I lose confidence, then my mind and emotions feel conflict.

Part of becoming is integrating the qualities of Love into yourself so thoroughly that there’s never any doubt, loss of confidence, or low esteem. The Love really is just who you are.

Solidly grounded.

In A Course in Miracles, there is the concept of denying the denial of Truth. Too often, what we deny are our qualities of Love, peace, wisdom, and compassion. Too often, we affirm guilt, powerlessness, fear. These things are the denial of the Love we are, the Truth of our Selves. Using denial to deny those things that deny the Truth of ourselves is correct use of denial.

Stop denying your self of Love, and start denying your self of fear.

We have a lot of practice denying our highest Self, and living with doubt, no confidence, or low self-esteem.


Solidly ground yourself in the Love and Peace you are. Don’t let anyone shake you.

Not even you.


“Learning to Live with Perfection”: Journey of Purpose 2.0 – Day 17

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Guiding Thought

Of yourself you are nothing, yet in union with Your Inner Divine Mind, through Your Own Loving Presence, you are everything and have everything. As you infuse your consciousness with Knowledge of your Inner Divine Mind, your activity expresses this Union and you experience life. Breathe in this life. Smile with Joy and Gratitude, and affirm: “I LIVE.”



Life is so amazing. I haven’t been on a “life is amazing” kick for a while. But really, think about it. LIFE IS AMAZING. Here we are. Living. Breathing. Playing. Working. Feeling. Being. Amazing!

I was thinking about what I wrote yesterday about learning and hard work, and today fits right into this: One of the things about this learning is that it is abstract. Divine Mind is abstract. Loving Presence is abstract. Even consciousness is abstract. Abstractions are really difficult to pinpoint, to say, “this is it” (thus–abstract!); it’s not like a jump shot, a kick, a run-pattern/catch, that we can practice and see tangible results or improvements.

We don’t have a coach telling us, “You used too much wrist and not enough arm”, “Follow-through”, or “Your timing was just half a second off”. No. We do not see immediately so we can’t do an assessment/critique of our learning in the moment.

Or…maybe we do get immediate feedback, we just don’t notice it. Maybe living is the immediate feedback and if we paid attention to our own inner coach (intuition?), we would be able to make little adjustments, and do it better…do life better.

Do we need to do life better? Aren’t we perfect as we are? Yes. Yes! We are! And all you have to do is accept that and believe it and live it: YOU ARE PERFECT right now.

The thing is…I apparently don’t yet believe it. Because I still think I can do it better. Until I wake up one morning, resting peacefully, in the full and complete knowledge of my own perfection… I’m going to keep learning about my own perfection, keep learning to love myself more, keep learning to do life better.

And I’m ok with that, with myself for it. I love life, and love it as a process.

Journey of the Heart – Day 38

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 38 Guiding Thought

Love-as-light streams from my heart to your heart!

We are connected by Love; we are One in Love.

I imagine this stream of love-as-light connecting with everyone in time and space.

I imagine receiving this stream of love-as-light as it returns to me from everyone in time and space.

This is enough. We are One.

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).

Journey of the Heart - Day 38 Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls
Journey of the Heart – Day 38
Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls


It seems that lately, the pictures have very little to do with the words of the Guiding Thought. I knew that as I was drawing this, but I kept coming back to the words, “this is enough”—and I knew that it applied to the moment of the drawing, as well as any further implications.

This is something I have had to remind myself over and over on this Journey: the drawing is not just about drawing; it’s about spending time being tuned in with my heart, my creativity, my imagination. In this sense, none of the drawings matter. The drawings only truly represent the time that I have spent with my inner self. If the drawings communicate something, if I see something new because of the drawings, if something becomes more clear to me as a result of the drawing…which are great by-products…but it’s those other “things” that are the essential thing. The thing is…opening to my heart, being with my heart, making time and space for my heart. Yes!

It just so happens, this picture is about opening, like a flower. This geometric, somewhat off-kilter flower speaks to me of unfolding and expansion. When I enfold my heart (within), I unfold and expand (without). When I accept myself, (“this is enough”) everything becomes acceptable. This is the foundation of easily and naturally connecting with others through light and love, being One in Love.

No love is possible without first Self-Love.