A heart compass is a guide from the heart, spiraling to connect, learn, and grow with the sun shining and showing a rainbow of wonder in our experiences, and twirling a tendril of self tucked back in to hold close that which is dear to one’s heart. Evolving over the years for my characters in NaNoWriMo, it, of course, reflects my own self, my own beliefs guiding my life. In the triangles see also the air and water, the earth, the fire energy, and the people. The yellow circles are the directions, and often become more, according to the reflection needed that day. So the heart compass captures the connections made from experiences and considers them while planning a course of action.
It represents my becoming and my reality, with all the connections spiraling around and stretching out within an existence and relationship to everything else. It is me, a being, being: onto-.
I write science fantasies, and my characters develop their own amulets based on their experiences and beliefs founded in those of their clans. They grow and develop with their characters, and I enjoy writing them and doodling them into being, creating a world where readers accept their ontology.
What is that word: ontology?
I’m still fuzzy, but when Anna used the word in her blog post and Kevin put that in Hypothis.is, we discussed it somewhat while also developing short writings on adjacent possibles from that and other words that Anna used. Hop on over to read our stories and her post and join in.
Anyway, as I read the definition that Kevin shared, I immediately thought of my heart compass, that which guides existence. We all have one; it’s what proves our ontology: that we exist.
It reminded me of this doodle:
We are connected, always, in one way or another. And each connection is a pathway that we choose to take or leave, adding to our being or not. And even the nots have meaning. Even the nots make our being important. Because we can choose our existence, create our being, in kindness.
So what is your heart compass?
What does yours look like?
How does it guide your being?
And from the Clan of Tosh:
“we are part and we are whole; we are together”