Blog 2121 – 07.16.2021
Keeping one’s heart open is the only way to get and to give the one thing even more that freedom that makes life worth living – Love. In the face of all the evidence that people and the world in general are out to get us, it takes faith in a benevolent Universe to keep our hearts and minds open to all the possibilities.
The beginning words of my ever growing longer daily mantra are:
“My heart and my mind are open, my arms and my hands are open, my mouth, my ears, and my eyes are open, to all the Universe has for me:”
I find repetition of positive self-talk helps keep me aligned with my true purpose in life, being the best conduit that I can be so that love can better flow to me from my loving and infinite source and and as well out to those who perhaps need a boost till they too realize that they can get all the love that they need straight from the source.
Like most of you I learned quite young the importance of money in this life. But money is not the most important thing. Money is not even one of the top three most important things. Money is not God, though I suspect that many of those who voted to get “In God We Trust” put on U.S currency in the nineteen fifties may have thought of money as the one true god as many seem to yet today. Love is the most important currency and God as the new part of the Old Book says is Love. (In case you were wondering, faith, hope, and love are the three most important things and the greatest of these is, you guessed it, love.)
One story from Jesus ministry comes to mind when I think about letting things go in order to make room for the really important stuff to come to us. In the encounter a young rich ruler comes to Jesus and asked him, what he needed to do to inherit the kingdom of Heaven. Jesus tells him, “Go and sell all that you have and give the money to the poor, then come and follow me.” The story goes on to say that the young man went away sorrowfully because he had great riches. Did he really? Poor fellow, his arms and hands were full, but his heart remained sadly empty. May we be wise about not holding on too tightly to anything, but learn to let go more and more, allowing our loving and infinite source room to provide everything that we could ever want or need at just the right time and in just the right way. Amen.
Your friend and fellow traveler,