“The Jewel of Here and Now”: Journey of the Heart 2.0 – Day 06

Journey of the Heart - Day 06 Susan Billmaier for susanwithpearls
Journey of the Heart – Day 06
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:



I have to admit…I have not been feeling very “deep” lately. I think this may have to do with getting into the swing of this Journey after my extended break at the end of 2015. It also may have to do with my impatience…I’ve been in a frame of mind of “I want it now!”…”Why is it not happening when and how I want it to?” What makes it worse, is 1) I know better and 2) I have (just a bit of) negative self-talk about the folly of being superficial. But apparently, I don’t know better, and sometimes a superficial approach is just what I need to get to a new place. It’s like I am figuring something out I think I should have already figured out (oh no, not this again!?).

So I took my bath, and had a flash of comforting insight: I really am working on devotion and love. I mean, I am sincere about it. Sometimes I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing, but my approach is always sincere. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but you know how it feels to get that overwhelming feeling of reassurance, that feeling you could not possibly have generated yourself, because of all of the doubts and questions going on in your head? You know the one? Yeah, I breathed easier after that.

Then I got some verification. I like it when I get verification. I was browsing a bit, actually trying to figure out why my picture today looks so familiar (I did figure it out, I’ll get to that in a second); I came across this quote: “[God] is not concerned with the manner in which you approach [Him/Her] or what name or form you give to Him, but simply that you do so with the utmost sincere Love and Devotion.” -Swami Vishvananda. There it was…again! Love and Devotion. Ohhh, yes! Thank you!

How does all this relate to the picture today? I haven’t a clue. But I can tell you I am pretty sure the circle represents spirit, the square represents matter (or earth), and the triangle represents God (connection to divinity). Anyone want to correct me on these? In the picture, these three things are encompassed by a huge jewel. Whatever the case, I think it’s pretty cool. (Today I’m not beating myself up about not being an artist!).

Leonardo da Vinci "Vitruvian Man"/public domain edited for susanwithpearls
Leonardo da Vinci
“Vitruvian Man”/public domain
edited for susanwithpearls

Does the picture look vaguely familiar, somehow, to you? Here, let me help:

What is interesting (and I am writing this from memory, so I may have some details incorrect, but you’ll get the gist), is that Drunvalo Malchizedeck explains the da Vinci painting is a representation of how earth and spirit were aligned when da Vinci painted it, that is, earth is situated slightly below spirit. Through Malchizedeck’s MerKaBa breathing exercise, spirit and earth become more closely aligned, as they are in my picture—they overlap. I don’t know if this is a way for my subconscious to let me know that earth and spirit are aligning within me… but I like the idea, so I’ll keep it for now….and let the Journey take me further, for more information!