Did you get some presents? How about the gifts you gave to others? Which gift did you spend the most time picking out? Did the person who received it like your gift the most of all the presents they received?
We call a gift a present because it is something we offer to someone in their presence. This is fascinating because when our heart is open, our presence is often the most valuable gift we offer. This is because when the heart is open and we are actively desiring the happiness of other people in the room, God is able to use our heart chakra as a conduit – a divine tunnel – for the healing power of love.
When we love other people, we desire their happiness – happiness is the ability to feel God’s Love. So when we say, “I’m so happy” what we mean is, “I can feel God’s Love for me right now.” When we desire other people’s happiness, we want them to be able to feel that profound emotion known as Joy, and to be filled with it. Prayer is a desire – a specific kind of desire: a desire given to God. So when you actively desire someone else’s ability to feel God’s Love (joy) by briefly closing your eyes (to clear your 6th chakra of any images you may hold of the other person that may not be in keeping of their soul’s vision for their life) and asking God, “God, please let _____ be filled with Love; please let _____ be filled with Joy,” divine love amplifies your desire an unquantifiable number of times.
It’s often more difficult to ask God to fill the hearts of people who have been unkind to us or someone we love with Joy because we simply might not want them to be happy. Especially if we perceive happiness to be a reward. In that case, if we think of happiness as a blessing or a reward that someone has to earn with behavior that deserves it, we might ask ourselves, “why would we want to desire someone’s happiness when they’ve hurt us?”
How the angels see it
But if we view happiness in the light of wholeness and truth – happiness is an emotion also known as joy, not a reward – then we can view the situation from the other side, the way the angels see it. They see emotions in terms of cause and effect. Emotions are causes of actions (effects). When people can feel God’s Love (are filled with the emotion Joy), they take actions that bring others joy. When they cannot feel Love, they will take actions that bring others opportunities to forgive. In other words, people hurt others and cause pain to the same degree that they are already hurting and are already in pain (not necessarily in the same exact ways, but with the same frequency and intensity).
So now, please think of a situation where you weren’t feeling particularly desirous of anyone’s happiness – it might have been on Thanksgiving or Christmas or at some other family gathering — and please let a person come to mind whose heart you might hesitate to ask God to fill with Joy and then consider this: when people can feel Joy, they don’t take actions that cause others pain because they have no desire to. By asking God to fill this person’s heart with divine love (which will cause her or him to feel an emotion called joy or happiness), they will no longer hurt others the way that they have hurt you or people you care about because they will no longer have the desire to. When we desire other people’s happiness in this way – even though they have not earned it with behavior that deserves it – we are loving them anyway, that is to say, forgiving them! So when we forgive, we not only experience our own heart opening and filling with love, now that the other person’s heart is filled with love, we will have prevented future pain of the same nature at the same time! How? Because they will no longer have that desire to hurt others.
Taking an action that prevents pain, such as forgiving, is one of the greatest acts of service we can offer during our lifetime on earth, and because forgiveness is something we can offer to everyone in our presence anytime, anywhere, we can view life as a series of holidays, each 24 hour period transformed into a holy-day every time we embrace it as an opportunity to give the gift of divine love to anyone in our presence.
Push through to the other side
As you read these words and are filled with inspiration, please take a moment to feel the warm radiant cocoon of love that surrounds you as your guardian angel stands behind you, her hands warms on your shoulders. Peace from the heart of God floods straight into this angel’s heart: imagine now that that same peace, steady and healing, is streaming from her heart into your heart as waves of divine light and love. I invite you, from this place of love, to push through to the other side, and view all of the people in your life, anyone who has ever caused pain for you or someone you love, as being the ones who gave you the gift – lots of presence – by allowing you the privilege of loving them not because they have earned it with behavior that we label as deserving it, but to love them simply because they exist, that is to say, to love the way that God does: for no reason. This is power, the power that created the entire universe, the power that keeps soulmates yearning for each other and finding each other, the power that sustains not only the expansion of the universe but the expansion of all of humanity’s collective heart chakra! This is the power that heals pain and sadness and transforms grief over the loss of Oneness with God back into inspiration and faith. If you have read this far, my brother and sister lightworkers, I ask you to consider that at a certain point of openheartedness, the act of forgiveness, because it fills us with Love, becomes its own self-replenishing source of Joy. We then seek opportunities to forgive, not only to serve others by embracing the moment of desire which transforms our heart into the conduit for the healing power of divine love which in turn prevents future pain, but also to touch, in that moment of loving someone, the heart of God and in doing so, to merge back into Oneness with all of creation, everywhere in the entire universe, to transcend Separation in a place so deep inside your heart, that only the bliss of oneness with the other half of our soul, our soulmate, can compare.
Go for it: this season, go deep into your heart and push through to the other side.
Happy New Year,