Have I given you too many things to do or not to do? Of course, all
guidance I give boils down to love, so, in actually, there is only one
thing I ask of you, and that is to love yourself. You cannot love
others more than you love yourself. I speak of loving and not
attachment, beloveds. I speak of loving yourself and not holding
yourself for ransom, as it were.
You do not want to be beside yourself on Earth. Beside yourself, you are distraught. You want to be beyond your small self. Yes, get beyond whatever limits you have set for yourself. You can go way beyond yourself into the farther reaches of the Universe.
Remember that guilt is not a high vibration. It is not honorable to feel guilt. It hurts your heart that some go hungry while you waste food. There is a tug here, and yet it is incumbent upon you to digest the food you eat. You do not help another when your stomach is heavy with indigestion or your heart is heavy with guilt. Guilt is itself a kind of indigestion.
True gratitude is love. If love is dependent upon a gift or a particular act, then it isn't love. True love is true gratitude. When you are grateful that someone exists, then that is love. We are cutting to the chase.
Look at difficulties in a new way. Think not of them as problems. Think of them as questions to find answers to. Think of them as bells ringing in Heaven, telling you that there is a call for your imagination.
Consider how good problems were to Einstein. If there were not questions unanswered, what would there have been for him to solve?
Of course, at the same time, nothing has to be solved. Life only has to be lived and loved.
In life, you have to be working at something, beloveds. There has to be something you focus on. Solving problems is a good thing to focus on. This is not focusing on the problem. This is creative thinking.
Sometimes you feel you are up against a brick wall. Then suddenly a new way appears! The brick wall is no longer there, or you found a way to go around it or over it or under it or through it. The wall opened in some way, and you are no longer blocked by it. The problem disappeared.
This thing about love is that it is your destiny. It is your choice of destiny, yet, when you see through clear eyes, you have no choice. You know the difference between a nickel and a dime, so what can you do but choose the dime? You know what love is worth, and it is worth everything. There is nothing that compares to love. Nothing in High Heaven and nothing on Earth. Love is all there is, and love is mighty, not as a fortress but as a gateway.