We left off with me talking about journaling as the result of my experience with the gates. I began to include in my long-standing journaling practice writings about my fears, my pain, the barriers of my heart. I began the journey of getting to know myself at a deeper level.
I journaled with my non-dominant hand. I had been doing so for two years prior to this more in-depth level of writing because of an injury to my dominant hand. I wrote about the ways in which:
- I treated myself and others with little true respect, tolerance and love
- I could treat myself and others better
- we could all treat each other with more kindness, tolerance, respect and love
Often, as I wrote of these things, the words seemed to be coming through me, instead of from me. It was a most incredible experience, one which had never occurred before in all my years of journaling. I felt as though I was one with a source, the world and myself. It was amazing.
In November of 2004, I had an epiphany. I discovered that my daily journal entries described and paralleled the visual significance of my gates… Return and learn more about this awesome experience. Meanwhile, you can view the gates from Opening the Gates of the Heart in my Gates of the Heart series.
The title of this image is Oneness.