Your heart and center are
vast intuitive instruments, feeling and sensing what is and what is likely to
be, flowing under the surface of what only appears to be. Those intuitive
feelings you have in the depths of your heart and center tell you what is true.
It is easy and natural to be with friends who are already present in your life. There is no obligation for you to do otherwise, except, beloveds, you do want to leave room for new people in your life. At least, you do not want to ignore others. You do not want to overlook others. You don't want to leave out new people as if they do not exist.
Why deny yourself joy? Why would anyone deny himself joy? Why would people put themselves through less then joy? People do seem to put themselves through less than joy and endure what is not necessary in the first place. It is not necessary to have less than joy. Less than joy is not demanded of you. You can have joy even in extremities. There is no cost to joy. You forfeit nothing. You are meant to hold joy in your hands.
Being love and seeing love do not mean that you make excuses for others, nor for yourself. Excuses are not love. They are excuses. Love is not pretense. Excuses are. You do not do a favor for anyone to make excuses for them. And, above all, do not make excuses for yourself.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, mainly for the egg nog and peppermint bark. Why I love Christmas the most is how humanity opens up their heart and gives of themselves. All the random acts of giving, bearing witness too and participating. Giving is why we are here.
If your thoughts were aligned with the mind of God, would you know the secrets of the Universe? Would you have access to all of the world's knowledge, and even beyond? Would you be able to instantly manifest what you wanted, as all spiritual knowledge would be available to you? All of this is true and it does not take a magical formula or special person to align with the mind of God. You are always aligned with the mind of God through your Source connection. What makes you feel different is what is in your own mind, whether you are aligned with the mind of God or with the ego.