Open your heart even when it's aching. The aching could be the healing of your heart. Your heart does need some healing. It has not been impervious to injury. Yet your heart is not indentured to ache. That is not what it's for. Your heart, made for love and love alone, has gone astray. It has been bewildered, as if in a vast desert, when, in truth, it is in a green oasis. Trees of love are to grow in your heart. There is a deep well to drink from in the beauty of your heart. Visit the oasis of your heart. It is not a mirage. It is your proof of God, beloveds.
Be good to your heart. Do not neglect it nor cast dispersions upon it. It is the heart of a beautiful land of hearts, not hurts. Your heart is a vast caravan you travel with. If your heart were your camel or your horse, you would take good care of it. A heart is a heart, yet you would nurture it. You would not descry it. You would make it easy for it to beat. You would recline in it.
Remove the word problem from your vocabulary.
Perhaps you have been saying that every day brings its own problems. In that case, you are inviting them.
What every day will bring you is matters to take care of, and perhaps matters that there is nothing you can do about.
If you missed the train, it’s already missed. If your friend has left his body, he has left his body. If it is raining, you have to allow it. You may have choice about whether to go out in the rain or not. You may or may not have choice about putting on galoshes depending on whether you have any or can find them. These are matters you live with, the more equably, the better. Your attitude, you can change, however. You can make decisions about your attitude.
Life is like Godwriting. You just have to jump in. You start somewhere, and then you precede.
You cannot fly a kite unless you loosen the string.
You cannot drive a car until you start the motor.
What can you do without just doing it?
Even when you wash dishes in the sink, you have to plunge your hands in.
So today We have a swimming lesson. Come into the water with Me. Dive in. The water’s fine.
The way to begin is to begin. Where you begin doesn’t matter. Begin at the end or the middle – it’s fine. Which end of the pool you jump into is up to you. The thing is you get wet wherever you dive in.
Remember the movies when people had old-fashioned pens? People would lick them before they began writing. Now you just write.
Remember when cars had to be cranked up before they would start?
Yes, I created you. From love, you were birthed. And so now, beloveds, I Who am the Creator, I also come into existence through you. I exist no matter what, and yet you bring Me to life. You are the life of Me. It is as if your fingers type Me into existence. I walk the Earth, beloveds, and you make pictures of Me. Your life and My existence are inseparable.
I say you create Me because I, Who exist eternally, and I, Who exist in your heart -- I also exist in the perimeters of your mind. Your mind says I exist, or your mind may say I do not. Your mind is like a junction point or a toll booth that admits or does not admit Me. Of course, I walk right through all gates regardless, and yet how I love your recognition. Just like you, I like to be recognized. I like to walk on Earth and have the throngs strew rose petals, throw kisses, live their lives with joy.
To be kind without showing you are being kind is a great skill. The way to perfect it is to always be kind. Then no one will feel singled out. Everyone wants kindness, yet no one wants to feel pitied or condescended to. So you must be kind without being conciliatory. It is not that you are being kind to someone. It is that you are always kind. Invariably kind. In every situation you are kind. What a lovely Being you are.
And what is kindness but understanding? The person across from you has had troubles you don't know about. You don't have to know what their troubles were or are. In every instance, truly, what is there for you to do in life but to be kind? Certainly, there is room for more kindness.
When I say to you to take nothing personally, I mean to take nothing personally. This applies even when something may have been intended for you personally, but much of the time an offense is not meant for you personally, For instance, when rain falls on you, it falls on you, and yet you know better than to take rain personally. Rain fell on you, but you already know that the rain wasn't out to get you, When you take anything personally, you feel singled out and often aggrieved. Don't feel aggrieved, beloveds. There's no merit in it. When someone's words or actions are uncalled for, do not think that a ready-made response from you is called for.
Ultimately, what you learn in life is to trust yourself more. Even in terms of the relative, you are far wiser and sincere than you give yourself credit for. You have love and wisdom beyond your years. You have it inborn.
You are far more than you or anyone thinks. Come into that realization.
The world may not have recognized you, and so you must recognize yourself. What a beautiful wise and wonderful Being you are. Say it, beloveds. Say: “I am a beautiful, wise and wonderful Being.”
“I am learning more about myself every day. I keep rising in my estimation. I begin to see what God hath wrought when He made me. He did not create potential. He gave me my potential realized. It is all here. Everything I want is here right now. Everything I want to be is here within me right now. What is realized is not potential. God gave me much more than potential.
Sometimes it is worthy to keep your opinions to yourself. Often it is. In order to do this, you have to not take other people’s opinions so to heart. You don’t want to be dismayed by them. Different opinions are not meant to cause a duel of words. Different opinions are only different opinions. Your opinions may change, or they may not. The other’s opinions may change, or may not.
Beloved beloveds, steal Me from Heaven. Secure Me in your heart. Keep Me here. Know I am deeply in your heart. You harbor Me in your heart. I, the Harborer of you, am harbored in your heart. It is My resting place. Your heart is the hammock I swing in. All is nice and easy with Me.
Do you feel Me in your heart? I am not heavy. I weigh nothing. I am lighter than air. My task in your heart is to uplift you. And so you desire to uplift yourself, uplight yourself, uplight the world.
Be a sojourner in Heaven as I sojourn in your heart.
While you read a book of your life, you are sitting under a palm tree with Me. You turn the pages. Whatever travesty may be on a page, you are still with Me. No matter what the furor, you and I are love sitting under the palm tree. No matter what the flurry, we are as One under the palm tree.
Happiness in the relative world is only relative. Happiness in the world goes up and down like a boat in the ocean or a toy boat in the bathtub, dependent upon the waves. The happiness that goes beyond worldly events exists in one note alone. It sits very still, and yet it vibrates at a fast pace, too fast for the eye to see. The happiness that is within is quiet, doesn’t move, and yet it breaks all boundaries. There is no place for the happiness within to move to. It knows it is surrounded on all sides. It meets happiness on all sides. So it neither stays still nor does it move. It simply is, and it overtakes all.