Dawnstar - Heart's Desire

When I was young, Emmet Fox’s words resonated with me, “The great difference … is that love is always creative, and fear is always destructive.” Following my heart always guided me to what was right for me. I found everything I needed was provided when I followed my heart’s desire. When things were difficult and I needed help my brain would often suggest ways to convince or trick someone to help. While my heart would suggest sitting and waiting or just ask for help. I am never alone when I follow my heart’s desire. I am reminded of Dorothy Gale from Kansas, in the Wizard of Oz, we don’t have to look any further than our own backyard (our hearts) to find our heart’s desire.

Heart’s Desire

“I can sense the way home already…” - Dawnstar *

Superheroes can do anything. Some have super powers that can shake a universe, while some have simple gadgets. Then there are those caught in the middle, like Dawnstar from the 30th century, Legion of Superheroes. She is a mutant with big white wings and the power to find anything; she can follow any trail (even in hyper-warp). If it is lost she can find it. This is just a simple power that can solve simple problems. She instinctively knows which path to take.   

We have this power. It is called following the Heart’s Desire. Our heart knows instinctively the path to take. We normally choose not to listen to our heart, because we fear we will not be taken care of, or it is a fool’s journey. Yes, it may be a fool’s journey, but has there ever been an unhappy fool? If it is our heart’s desire then how can it be bad or wrong? To paraphrase Emmet Fox, the human soul is infinite energy seeking a creative outlet. And that infinite energy is in the heart. Listen to the heart and find your true path. Sometimes just take the leap and build your wings on the way down (paraphrased from Kobi Yamada).

First Appearance: “The Dazzling Debut of Dawnstar” Superboy & The Legion of Super-heroes #226, Apr. 1977

Creators: Mike Grell (Artist) Paul Levitz (Writer)

* Legion of Superheroes #265 July 1980, DC Comics