Today is a day of giving, a day to let your heart open and flow outward, giving love to all you encounter. Today is a day to make a gift of your smile, gracing each person you meet with the warmth that is within you. Today is a day for laughter, to let your laughter ring out across the circumstances of your day, no matter what they are.
Sometimes the love I give you wrenches your heart. Sometimes you may feel that My love is so pure and strong that you cannot bear any more of it. You feel your heart will burst in the exorbitant joy My love brings. You almost feel that I am too much for you, and you want to run away or hide from Me, so overrun with My love you are. You just do not know how much love you can take.
Do you really believe that you can carry the world on your
shoulders? Yes, it is true that you are responsible for everyone and
everything, but, beloveds, think a minute. If you are responsible for
everyone and everything, are you not also responsible for yourself?
That you are responsible for the world does not mean that you are to
carry all the troubles of the world on your back.
In 1995 the first of the Conversations with God series of books was published. In 2006 the tenth and last book in the series was released. In this final book, a summation of the entire 3,000-page dialogue was interwoven in the dialogue. I did not realize at the time that this was, in fact, the perfect summation statement. I was caught up in the moment, simply having a conversation. Only later, after reviewing this material, was I clear that these few paragraphs truly brought to a close the decade-long conversation, leaving me with simple, plain, clear instructions on how to proceed from here, until the end of my life.
Here is that portion of the final dialogue, from Chapter 27 of HOME WITH GOD in a Life That Never Ends…
What has been does not matter one whit compared to what is now.
You may have taken a thousand false steps, yet now you can take any step you choose. You are always in the position of making some kind of choice. Even if you are firmly planted with your intention on good for the world, each day greets you anew, and you have new decisions to make or old ones to make once again.
little blossom. Spread your petals to the sun of life. Feel the
energy running through the vine, all the way down to the roots.
Feel the roots as they go deep, deep into the earth, pulling in
You know, you were not born for yourself. You were born for Me. I put Myself on Earth in the form of you. Too often you mistake yourself for the form. The form is a drawing, beloved. It is not the real thing.
You may say that sometimes a man desires not wealth but mere sustenance. He scratches in the Earth, and his crops do not yield. He has seven lean years where his crop does not grow corn and his sheep do not multiply. He may have drought. He may have floods. He may have circumstances that have nothing to do with his personal drive.
Beloved ones, as you live the world as Christ, seeing only with your heart, then that which reflects back to you is ever and only God. If you are seeing another reflection, it is because you are choosing another thing. You are choosing to see through the ego mind and through the old world perspective. If you trust the truth I Am, then ultimately, beloved ones, you must trust it completely.