Saturday, February 18, 2012

If you knew you were loved...

How would your lives change if you experienced the reality that the God loves you so very much that he wants you to be healthy, happy, abundant, and to understand your beautiful interconnectedness with life and one another. How would your reality change if, every time you had a worry, you want to the creator of universes, and said, "I need help. I have done everything I know to do. I can't change anyone else. I can't change the situation. But you can. You are the power that lives and breathes within us all. You are the one that loved the idea of ME so much, you created ME. You imagined me into being, and I know you imagined me happy, healthy, and operating in cooperation with the rest of your creation. I have a challenge God. Help me solve it. Let me know what to do and when to do it. Let your love rise up within me and show me the way."

A prayer like this will change your lives. You are on earth because you felt separate from this Love. You felt you didn't deserve it, or that you were abandoned by it, or that you had to earn this love. And under these illusions you limit what God can give you. You forget God loves you, and you try so hard to merit this love. That is the illusion, dear friends! You cannot merit this love. Whether you think you deserve it or not is irrelevant. You cannot be abandoned by this love. You are made of this love. Your breath is the breath of this love. Your heart beats because of this love. You are nothing less of the Love of God in human form, and yet it is the illusion that you are separate from this love that is the source of all pain.

Try for a moment to imagine that you are on earth, simply because you forgot how dearly you were loved. Can you imagine how much love the creator wishes to pour upon you. If you cannot, stretch your mind. Pretend. Some of you are saying, "Ah yes, we know this!" And others, we know are saying, "Yeah right, where is God. My life is hard. I have been abandoned and abused. I have suffered unthinkable loss. Where is God indeed?" Dear ones, God is inside of you! God is hidden so well you cannot ever find satisfaction from the external universe until you learn to find this love within you. The material universe is temporary. If you open your heart to receive love from the most beautiful sunrise, the sun will still move in the sky. Can you feel the sun within you? If you open your heart to receive love from another human being, that is beautiful, but they are human too and they will at times, forget this love within themselves. Can you remember it within you, even when they forget? Or will you insist that they embody God for you, thus feeling abandoned when they forget?

Dear ones, if you find the love within you, you will be a beacon unto the world, and you will never need to seek light and love from another. Instead you will see the light inside of others. You will celebrate that light. And when that light dims out of misunderstanding or forgetfulness, you will not forget. You will not feel God has abandoned you when people abandon you. You will not feel that God is unloving when people are unloving. You will not feel that God wants you to earn love when people want you to earn love, because you will be living in truth! You will know your value as an incarnation of this love. You will trust in this love, knowing it provides for all your needs and guides you in right action. You will be able to lovingly move away from unloving behavior and lovingly seek out the company of kind souls. When you make loving choices there is no need for guilt, shame, or even anger to justify your actions. You can love yourselves and still have love for other s. You will realize that loving choices for self, even if they upset others, are just points of growth for all souls involved.

You ARE the love of God made manifest dear ones. Find it inside yourself. Acknowledge that you are loving, kind, and compassionate soul and when you are not, gently remind yourself that you just forgot. In this space, you become everything you intended to be upon this earth, for the success of a lifetime is not measured in achievements or the acknowledgment of those around you, but rather in the loving quality of the many moments of your life.