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.
Beloved, unto love, devote yourself. Even as you feel disappointed and heartsore, dedicate yourself to love. Remember love. When you are aware of anger – this awareness is a sham. This isn’t a semblance of truth.
How can anyone be depressed when trees grow and flowers bloom? How
can any heart feel depressed when even one apple grows on a tree? When
one baby smiles. When there is even one such a thing as a baby gerbil
to steal your heart. When there is music. When every forest is a work
of art. When a crayon can make a mark on paper. When children play.
When you feel disappointed, it is yourself you are disappointed in. It is not that you expected too much of life. It is yourself you expected too much of. You expected that you would set the course of your life. Well, of course, you do, yet life often does not sing your tune. At times like this, you make too much of something and not enough of yourself.
What secrets are there between Us? There is nothing to hide. I am your Upholder. Think of what I just said. There is nothing to hide. You have nothing to hide. There is nothing that needs to be hidden. There is nothing worth hiding. I abolish secrets. Keeping a secret is like keeping a shoot of a flower in the shade.
Take off your glasses, and put on Mine. I look through the seas and the skies, and you have been looking through little panes of glass. Throw them way. Never mind about seeing finite. See Vastness now. See beyond the Beyond. See right into My eyes, and you will see the whole universe reflected in them. You will see the seas and the skies, and you will see the heart of the universe.
To see beyond the manifest world is to let go of walls and despair. It is leaving the bounds of your particular spot on Earth and merging with the universe. You become the universe in your awareness. You will not be able to separate yourself out from it.
Beloved, you think of another long ago friend of yours from many long years ago. Your heart aches to talk to once more to this friend. You have no way of knowing if this long ago friend is still alive.
Listen, you are not on Earth to prove yourself. You are My child on Earth. Is there something better you can be? There is no need for you to stand on a soapbox and orate! You are not here on Earth to collect accolades nor to explain yourself.