The Petals of Your Heart
Your heart is intended to open continually. There is no graduation day when it comes to the human heart. The human heart is an ever-blossoming flower. Open and open and open the petals of your heart. This is an assignment I give to you.
You may have tightened your heart and tightened it. You forgot that your heart was for giving. You probably thought that your heart was for getting. You may even have concluded that your heart was for being hurt, and, therefore, you did everything to keep your heart buried and safe.
If you want to remove hurt from your heart, the secret is in giving your heart away. Your heart doesn’t really belong to you. Nothing really belongs to you, the individual you that you imagine you know so well.
If your heart is Mine, Whose heart is it then? I have appointed you caretaker of your heart which is Mine. Take good care of the beautiful heart of Mine that resides in you.
There is no you anyway. The individual you that you believe you are is an illusion. I AM the Reality. You share My heart. I give you all My love. I do not give it to you for hoarding. I give it to you so you may give My heart to a world that too often has been impoverished. I have given you a beautiful diamond, and I tell you:
“Don’t reserve that diamond by keeping it in a vault. Absolutely not in a cold-storage vault. You can’t keep My heart by sequestering it. The only way to keep My heart big and flourishing is to give it away. You can give it silently, and yet My heart will be heard. Just give it.
“You are not intended to be only a reactor to love. You are not to pawn My love in your heart. My heart is within yours so that you can give it away. I do not say to give yourself away randomly. I say to give your heart, to fling it, to fling love out like a giant sun and let it travel where it will. Love has its own course to take. Certainly, you are not to block love for reasons of safety or anything like that. Your heart is not meant to wait for certain conditions before it goes forth. Under all conditions, your heart is to go forth. Send your heart out like a valiant explorer dedicated to fulfilling Me.”
Do I not give you a lovely assignment? I charge you with giving out My love all over, to the galaxies beyond your galaxy, to every heart wherever it may be. Every single heart is within range. I am charging you with giving happiness, and there is no happiness like the giving of love.
Oh, yes, the material world grants you some happiness. Happiness is good. The greatest happiness, however, is your giving love. Just give love without a prior agreement. Just give love, for love is what you are on Earth for.
You are a learner of love. Call Earth a School for Love. Earth life has not always made it easy to give your love. Earth life may have told you to sequester your love, to hide it in order to keep your heart safe.
Now I tell you to give your love away, for there is always more where your love comes from. Love gets spent yet never used up. Love is for the giving, and I ask you to give all of your love away. Do it for Me.
Where Else Can Love Exist
When an archer shoots an arrow, he has a target in mind. He doesn’t always reach his target, yet he always has a target.
This is what I ask you to do, to have a target in mind in terms of your life. What do you want to reach? Where are you going?
At the head of your list is to love, that whatever you do, wherever you go, that you go with love, and, that whatever you give, you give with love. Desire no less from yourself. Have that intention. You don’t have to put signs up such as: “Remember to love today.” Of course, you may, yet the important thing is to set the intention to be a lover of life and mankind. If you miss, you do not penalize yourself. Remember, some targets you will miss here and there, and yet, with experience, you become a greater archer. The desire and the intention are key. Perfection in the world is not.
When your intention is love, you are prevented from many things. You will not be able to enact spite, for example. Granted, you might think of it, and yet you won’t enact it. You know better. Anger, hate, and fear will dwindle. So much the better, for you were made for love, and that is the target you go for.
Is it possible that loving is a habit as any other? Is it possible that negativity, which you may have practiced so well, is also a habit? It is probable that somewhere along the line you set a goal to retaliate in the world, and so you became a reactor rather than an enactor. Is it possible that you have been good at reacting? That you have been quick at the draw, stalwart to the end, dedicated to getting even or some such?
You have wanted to make a statement in the world. Everyone wants that, yet you may have desired a statement that says: “No one gets the better of me.” And, so, in this way, everyone gets the better of you because, on their command, you make them the ruler of you and you dance to their tune. You are not meant to be a puppet. You are meant to be a real-live giver of love, or, at least, not a reactor.
Whatever you do, wherever you are and wherever you go, you want love to be at your basis. Of course, that is the truth. Love is your very foundation. Anything else is not. Therefore, you set your direction in the direction of love. You not only are love, but you set yourself in the direction of love.
You have named your target. You have named it Love. And, now, you are claiming love. You keep your eye on it. You have marked Love on the map of your life. You know where you are going.
Fortunate is the one who can choose his life and not fall into it by default. Yet, if you find yourself in a situation that you do not love, move toward your target which is love. You can love anyway. You can love yourself enough to enjoy and pass on some love along the way.
You will grow toward giving love more than you think about getting what you want. You become greater before you know it, more in the direction of giving rather than getting. You know that getting is short-lived. As you get the hang of it, of itself, your giving fosters the love in your heart, and so you have more love in your heart. Where else can love exist but in the heart?