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7.1 Meditation is most important. Looking within is the only way to obtain the answers which we all seek. Looking within is the only way to find God.
7.2 We will never let go of that which we hang on to, until we release it from our grasp.
7.3 Imagination is a tool of the artificial world. Imagination is a tool to allow us to move from illusion to grander illusion, but nothing more than illusion.
7.4 What use is our imagination? When we are travelling in our imagination, we cannot travel in reality. Reality is more beautiful and more satisfying than anything that can be imagined. Imagination takes us from one illusion to another, imagination also takes us away from reality. If we are not satisfied with the illusion, which we have created as our physical life, we will not be satisfied with another illusion. We should use our time to find reality. We must not hide from reality, in one illusion or another.
7.5 How can we feel, how can we really experience a thing, when we are ever concerned about whether we should do that thing, or not do that thing? We must release the importance which we place on the thing, on anything that we do. We must feel whatever we do. We must not block our ability to feel what we do, by worrying about whether we should do it.
7.6 It is not what we do which is important, all that is important is that we feel the experience, and learn from the experience. If we do not need to learn from the experience, the situation that we are being given an opportunity to experience, would not exist.
7.7 Many situations only exist so that we can learn, that the situation does not matter.
7.8 When we are restless, and we do not know what we want to do, it is because we have too many things to choose from. We must do what we are doing, we must do what we feel. There is a reason for doing all things, and anything. Sometimes to learn, sometimes to enjoy, sometimes to serve others, but always to experience.
7.9 Without experience, there can be no learning. All experience is to learn. Of what importance is it, if something is learned today, and something else is learned tomorrow? All must be learned, if our circle of awareness is to be complete.
7.10 All knowledge is within, and within is where all knowledge will be found. Imagination allows us to travel outside. We cannot learn from outside.
7.11 How can we live life when there is no death? Living life is not enough, we have to feel life, good or bad by our standards does not matter. We must feel life, we must feel love. Unless we choose to feel life, we cannot truly feel love, and love must be felt to be experienced. If death, or the prospect of death did not feel real, then life would not feel real.
7.12 We must know love. We must know what love truly is, not the negative love created by insecurities which is not love at all, but positive love. We must experience the fulfilment of pure love. Any who have experienced pure love, any who have felt pure love for but a fleeting moment, know that there is nothing greater than pure love.
7.13 We must all live within our own truth, because our own truth is truth for us. Our own truth is the environment which we have created to learn from. Our own truth cannot be wrong, because our learning, and everybody's learning, is individual.
7.14 All answers are contained within. Answers cannot be found anywhere else. All answers are within ourselves, and all answers can only be found within ourselves. If we look within ourselves, we will find answers. If we look elsewhere, we will find only questions.
7.15 When the answers are found within, so is the proof. If we seek answers or proof of answers elsewhere, we will not find either.
7.16 If we seek answers within others, all that we will find, are more questions.
7.17 Each of us has to complete our own journey, along our own path. Each of us have a different degree of difficulty to contend with, because each of us impose our own degree of difficulty on our path. If we desire to reduce the degree of difficulty which we are facing, we must reduce the degree of difficulty ourselves. We, and only we, are in control of our degree of difficulty. Our degree of difficulty is created not by what we have to learn, but by what we fail to unlearn. It is the things which we hang on to, the things which we refuse to let go of, which increase the difficulty of our journey.
7.18 The bonds which connect us to our bonded souls, cannot be effectively blocked. It does not matter how hard we attempt to clamp the bond, contact with our bonded souls trickles through.
7.19 Pushing the memories which are placed in our thoughts out of our mind, is not the answer. The memories will only be placed in our mind again. We must leave the memories in our mind, and allow the memories to flow as the memories develop. This is the only way that we can receive the message, and learn the lesson which we are being given.
7.20 We each us create our own learning environment. Those around us have created their own learning environments. We can change our environment by learning, but we cannot change anybody else's environment.
7.21 Whenever we are faced with a problem, we must remember that the environment which we have created contains both the question and the answer. We must open our mind, and we must allow ourselves to receive the answer which we have within us. Mostly, we are so focused on the question, that we block the answer. We have created the environment to learn, therefore we have also supplied the answer within the environment which we have created.
7.22 We all have the ability to learn what we need to learn. We all create the environment in which to learn what we need to learn. The difficulty is that we prevent ourselves from learning, by looking in the wrong place for what we need to learn. We must look within, and we must allow ourselves to learn.
7.23 We reach a point where the environment in which we need to learn, can be created within us. We do this by allowing ourselves to learn from within. We only create a physical environment, when we fail to truly learn from within. If we do not learn from our knowledge acquired through lifetimes of experience, we must give ourselves more experience to learn from. We need a practical demonstration, and so we create a practical demonstration. It is far easier to learn from within, than to learn from a practical demonstration.
7.24 It is not our knowledge which changes, it is our awareness and understanding, which changes. Our awareness and understanding are the only things which change, everything else stays the same. However, because awareness and understanding changes, everything else changes.
7.25 We must not discount anything, because we are unaware of something. We must be open to all and any possibilities.
7.26 If we question something, we must look within for the answer.
7.27 Much of reality is discounted and rationalised as fantasy, by those who have embraced artificial fulfilment. If we accept that reality is reality, we will see the artificial world for what the artificial world is. If we choose to accept artificial reality, we have chosen to live within artificial reality.
7.28 We must not focus on what we have not learned. We must focus on what we have learned. We must allow what we have learned to expand, and consume what we have not learned.
7.29 We must believe in our own truth. Once we find The Truth Of Reality, we will no longer need a belief. A belief is a way to hang on to something which we do not understand. A belief is something which we have chosen to make true. We only have to believe, because our belief is not quite true. When we find the truth, our belief will be exposed, and our belief will be replaced with knowledge.
7.30 Enlightenment can be obtained from within any environment. We do not have to retreat into solitude to gain enlightenment.
7.31 Solitude is necessary. Solitude is needed to look within, but solitude does not have to be enforced solitude. Solitude can be obtained during an hour in the bath, solitude can be obtained sitting in the park for an hour at lunch time, solitude can be obtained sitting alone in a coffee shop, or solitude can be obtained getting out of bed an hour earlier than the family. It does not matter what environment we have created for ourselves, we can still obtain solitude in a practical way. We can still use this time to look within.
7.32 Many of us look within, without being aware of what we are doing. It is far more meaningful to look within, when we are aware of what we are doing.
7.33 The world does not have to be shut out for us to meditate, and look within. At times shutting the world out is not possible. We can be sitting quietly, and a neighbour may start to mow their lawn, or there may be traffic noise. It does not matter. This is not an excuse not to meditate, and not to look within. It is not necessary, or at times possible to shut the noise out, we can simply allow the noise to wash over us.
7.34 When we look within, we look within with a different level of consciousness than we use when we look outside. More than one level of consciousness, exists within all of us.
7.35 We are not being unrealistic to expect a relationship with only love. Some say that for a balanced relationship, there needs to be an equal amount of positive and negative, or love and hate. This is not true. The only purpose of a relationship with negatives is to learn. Negatives are removed once we have learned. This is what we must aim for. We must remove the negatives, through understanding, identifying and removing the fears and insecurities which cause negatives. If we accept the negatives, we learn nothing, and we are wasting our time in the relationship.
7.36 Removing fears and insecurities, is the only way to stop blocking the love and the light within us. The more of these negatives which we remove, the more love and light we allow to shine through.
7.37 Even when we know that something is an illusion, the illusion seems real until we know why the illusion was created. Accepting that something is an illusion, is only the first step.
7.38 Each environment which we create, contains the perspective of all planes, even if the environment which we have created is an environment entirely based upon the earth plane perspective. We have used the spirit plane to create our environment. We have created our environment based on our need to experience, which is determined by the higher plane.
7.39 The higher plane determines what we will experience. The spirit plane determines how we will experience. The earth plane experiences.
7.40 The perspective of the earth plane is judgemental, and as a result we have created the perspective of God as judgemental. God is love. Love is not judgemental. God forgives sins. God is not judgemental. That only those who have found the perspective of love, can become one with God, is a fact not a judgement. It is our judgemental perspective which we must change, not just the perspective of judging others, but also the perspective of being concerned about the judgement of others.
7.41 The perspective which we must adopt all of the time, is pure love. We must view the world with pure love, and the compassion and understanding which come with pure love.
7.42 There are no rules. There are laws to manage society, but laws to manage society would be unnecessary, if we all lived with our souls.
7.43 There is no right process to become enlightened, for each of us, the process to become enlightened is different.
7.44 If we are to ascend to the higher plane, we must learn to view the world from the perspective of pure love. If we are to form part of the higher plane, which is pure love, we must become pure love.
7.45 When we believe that we cannot do something, it is because we have justified to ourselves that we cannot do something. Instead of justifying to ourselves that we cannot do something, we would be better served by allowing ourselves, to do that something.
7.46 God is love. God exists within us all. We must look within all people. We must see God within all people. We must see love within all people. Seeing love within all people is the key to changing our perspective. For us to have love for all people, we must see the love within all people. We must look beneath the surface of all people. It is through seeing the love within all people, that we are able to feel love for all people. We must see the love, and we must view all from the perspective of love. We will achieve the perspective of love when we see through the illusions, and look towards the love.
7.47 What we term a sin, is both correct and incorrect.
7.48 There is only one thing which we need to remember, all that we do must be done through love. We must place no greater importance on anything than the importance which we place on love, we must see the love in all, we must act only through love, and we must place love above all else.
7.49 God is love. It is the love that is the essence of God, which binds all souls together. It is the love that is the essence of God, which is the truth contained within all. It is the love that is the essence of God which binds the universe together. All else in existence is insignificant, compared to the love which is God.
7.50 The truth is within all of us. We must not accept the truth within anything else, or within anyone's words, because external truth can be distorted. We must accept the truth only within ourselves, because the truth within ourselves, is the truth of God.
7.51 We must accept that all things are possible. We must find the truth within. We must have no emotion, except love for all people, for all souls, and for all things.
7.52 The reality that our souls are incomplete, causes us to search for the missing part of ourselves. This is why we seek relationships, to find the other part of our soul. However, what we find, is an opportunity to learn with another soul.
7.53 If we are alone at any given point in time, we often become desperate. We desperately search for a partner, in all of the wrong places. How much easier would it be to use our period of solitude, for the purpose that we have created our period of solitude? To look within and get to know our true selves.
7.54 When we are in a relationship which does not last, we look for why. We carry hurt, guilt, blame or anger. Our life would be much easier, if we accept that the relationship did not last, hold no grudge, and are thankful for the time we shared.
7.55 When a relationship ends, we must wish our former partner well. We must accept what has happened with no regrets. We should remember the joyous times, with fondness not longing, and we must continue to live.
7.56 If we are given a period of solitude, we must appreciate our period of solitude. We must use our solitude constructively, to look within.
7.57 Some of us avoid relationships for fear of being hurt. This is a nonsense. We are the only ones who can hurt ourselves, so if we choose to avoid relationships, what we are attempting to do, is to avoid what we must do, so that we will not hurt ourselves. We must not avoid relationships. We must view each relationship with positive love, and we will not be hurt.
7.58 It is not God that we doubt, it is ourselves. Does this make sense? How can we doubt ourselves when God is within us, and we do not doubt God?
7.59 All is as it should be. All is as it is meant to be. This is always so. We must accept that all is as it is meant to be, and we will not lose sight of reality.
7.60 When we do not know what we are supposed to do, we must do nothing. When we are unsure about what to do, it is always safer to do nothing.
7.61 Other people's feelings should be taken into consideration, but we are not responsible for other people's feelings. We must allow others to flow with their own feelings. We must allow others to understand that if they are hurt, they need to experience the hurt, to learn what they need to learn. We cannot prevent others from experiencing hurt.
7.62 We all need to experience. Others have created their own environment, just as we have created our environment. When we share an experience, our souls have conspired, because both souls knew that we would each learn, and what we each needed to learn, from the shared experience.
7.63 We must experience for ourselves. Experience is the only way for us to become aware.
7.64 Reality is very different than the illusion which we live lifetime after lifetime. It is almost impossible to fully come to terms with reality. The only way to come to terms with reality is to let go of our illusions, and to unlearn what we have learned. Coming to terms with reality is not an easy process, because we choose to make coming to terms with reality difficult, by clutching our illusions.
7.65 Our instinct only has one duty, and one interest which is our well being. We must follow our instinct, because our instinct will protect us no matter what. If we follow our instinct, we are doing what is best for us, and we should have no feelings of guilt. Our instinct is always working for us. Our instinct will not allow us to incur karmic debts, but our instinct will allow us to repay karmic debts. If we do not follow our instinct, we are likely to incur karmic debts which will have to be repaid.
7.66 Right and wrong are concepts created by the artificial world which demand us to live up to other's expectations. The only true judge of right or wrong, is our instinct. Our instinct is focused on what is right for us, and what will make our path easier. Our instinct is unconcerned with right and wrong in the sense as right and wrong is determined, by the artificial world.
7.67 We often risk friendships with truth, and yet truth is the only way to be a true friend. We must appreciate our friends who tell us the truth, even when they know that we do not wish to hear the truth.
7.68 We must not concern ourselves with other people's opinions. Other people can only judge us, based upon themselves, and their insecurities. What other point of reference do they have?
7.69 Is it right for us to stay in someone's life when our presence in their life stifles their growth? The best that we can do for another, is to allow them to experience, and through experience gain awareness.
7.70 We should not bemoan the circumstances which we ourselves have created. We must experience our circumstances and then move on, or we must experience our circumstances again.
7.71 If we do not want to repeat experiences, we must follow our instinct, and respond with love. It is that simple, and it is that difficult.
7.72 It is never our circumstances which cause our difficulties. It is our response to our circumstances which causes our difficulties.
7.73 We all deserve good things. Many of us adopt an attitude of disbelief. 'This cannot be happening to me, good things do not happen to me.' It is because of this attitude that the good thing never quite happens. So we say, 'I knew it, good things do not happen to me', not realising that our attitude of disbelief is precisely why the good thing did not happen. We must understand the consequences of believing that 'good things' cannot happen to us. We must understand that we create the environment where the 'good things' do not happen, ourselves.
7.74 Good things can happen to us all. If we want good things to happen, we must allow good things to happen. It is that simple. We must stop blocking good things. We must stop believing that good things only happen to others. We must stop creating an environment which prevents good things from happening to us.
7.75 We must consider all the times when something good, something which we really wanted, nearly happened. We must look deeply into these moments, and see that it was ourselves who prevented us from realising the something good. We must see how many times that we failed to hit a home run, simply because we stopped running when we got to third base, believing that we could not hit a home run.
7.76 To make hard decisions which are necessary, despite feeling compassion and drawing pain upon ourselves, requires strength of character.
7.77 Sometimes, solutions which we have not considered present themselves to us.
7.78 We have been conditioned that we must have a routine. We must sleep at certain times, we must eat at certain times, we must work at certain times, and so on. A predetermined routine is not necessary, in fact a predetermined routine is ridiculous. How do we gain different experience, by doing the same things at the same time most days? We must do what we feel, and then move on to do something else that we feel. We must gain maximum experience from our life.
7.79 Each thing that we do is but a step. Even what we are doing now, is a step leading us to the next step. We will continue taking steps, one step after another. 7.80 The only way to allow our life to unfold as our life is meant to unfold, is to do what we feel. If we feel like doing something else, then we should discontinue what we were doing, and do that something else.
7.81 We must do what we feel, and we must feel what we do.
7.82 We must trust our own instinct. Our instinct is more powerful than we realise.
7.83 This is the age of rediscovery. Rediscovery of our higher self, which is also the truth.
7.84 We do not have an obligation to any, other than ourselves. Following our own path is all that we can do. If we follow our own path, we are not being selfish. Expecting another to follow the path which we want them to follow is being selfish. The only responsibility we have for our own actions, is to ourselves.
7.85 We want to blame someone else for what we experience, because we are unaware that we have chosen to experience, what we have chosen to experience. The person with whom we have chosen to experience, is a matter of convenience.
7.86 We view the concept of love negatively. We allegedly do things, such as supporting and helping others, out of love. In reality we support and help others, because we are seeking something in return. We then become negative and hurt, when we do not get what we were seeking in return. We call this love. This is not love. This is feeding our insecurities. This is saying 'I will give love and support in return for whatever, and I will hate you if I do not get whatever'. How can we call this love? Love is love. Love is that simple.
7.87 No matter what or how hard we try, we cannot avoid someone else's hurt regardless of how pure our motive is. If someone has chosen to experience hurt, and fully obtain the benefit of what they are experiencing, we cannot alter that experience.
7.88 When we love someone, it is very difficult to witness the person we love hurting. However, if we love someone, we must allow them to experience hurt.
7.89 We do not have to justify our own actions. We must not expect other people to justify their actions either.
7.90 We worry because we fear the worst. Much unpleasant experience is brought about by worry. No difficulty, and no punishment can be as effective as self imposed worry. Worry can almost rip us in two. Worry is unnecessary, but worry is also a powerful tool of experience. Worry allows experience to be felt, as do emotions. Worry is not a bad thing, and worrying is not wrong. Worrying is however, unnecessary. Worry is one of the tools which we use when we choose to feel an experience deeply. Experience is experience. Experience does not have to be felt deeply.
7.91 The only responsibility we have is to ourselves. Our responsibility is to experience. When we are experiencing, we are accepting our responsibility to ourselves.
7.92 When we are faced with a problem or a decision, we must list each component of the difficulty on a separate sheet of paper. We must do this in the form of a question. We must then meditate daily for as long as is required to answer each question. We must allow our answers to build each day, if they will. This process allows us to seek guidance from God, who will provide all of the answers which we need. When this process has been completed, we must review and modify our answers. After we have completed this exercise, we will have a clear direction, and a better understanding.
7.93 We must learn to seek God's guidance in all that we do. God's guidance is provided by way of our instinct, but it is far easier to develop direct communication with God. We develop direct communication with God by allowing direct communication with God to happen, direct communication with God is that simple.
7.94 The earth plane feels real whilst we are attached to the earth plane. The earth plane must feel real for us to gain experience.
7.95 We waste far too much time labelling our feelings. Instead of wasting time looking for the right label for what we feel, we should simply feel what we experience.
7.96 An answer which has alluded us for years, can suddenly become clear overnight.
7.97 When we have a new experience, we do not have a point of reference to measure the experience against. It is far better to experience, than to attempt to measure the experience.
7.98 Everything that occurs between two people, is by design. An agreement to share experiences has been made, regardless of whether we view these shared experiences as positive or negative.
7.99 We must allow ourselves to be who we are. Most of our difficulties are caused by us not allowing ourselves, to be who we are. We must not allow others to dictate who we are, we must simply allow ourselves to be who we are. It is easy to allow others to determine who we are, but it is ultimately easier to allow ourselves to be who we are.
7.100 We must accept responsibility for the experiences which we choose.
7.101 For each experience, there is a cause and an effect. Experiencing both the cause and the effect is what makes the experience complete.
7.102 Both joy and sorrow are experiences. We must experience both joy and sorrow to complete the experience, because without sorrow, we cannot fully experience joy.
7.103 To discover who we really are whilst on the earth plane, we must experience joy. We are pure love, which is joy.
7.104 Life is not short. Life is eternal, but we are on the earth plane for a short time. We need to enjoy the experience of the earth plane. We need to feel the love in the world, instead of blocking the love with our fears. We must do whatever we enjoy, and through doing what we enjoy, we will experience joy.
7.105 The only way to be who we are, is to stop being who we are not.
7.106 We cannot run away from our destiny. Even when we are running away from our destiny, we are running towards our destiny. Such is the circular nature of existence.
7.107 There are no sacrifices. We are not asked to sacrifice ourselves for another, either physically or emotionally. Sacrificing ourselves for another is not honourable. Sacrificing ourselves is simply a compromise of who we are.
7.108 Our opportunities are limitless. Again and again we were presented with the opportunity, to make the decision, to straighten our path and break the circle.
7.109 We are not meant to be alone. We look for love, because we must experience love in all of love's forms.
7.110 We have physical bodies, because we need to feel the physical experience of love, which is not sex, but the affection and joy which is physical experience of love. The physical experience of love, is the only way to truly experience love.
7.111 We cannot go from one point to another, without travelling the distance in between.
7.112 Unless we experience not having something in our lives, we do not really appreciate having that something in our lives.
7.113 We spend so much time worrying about things which do not eventuate, that we have very little time for anything else. We worry about things which we cannot change. We worry about many things which are unimportant, and in so doing we give many things an importance which they do not deserve.
7.114 We need to take a step back from ourselves. We need to see who we are.
7.115 How can we see and know who we are, when we waste so much energy pretending, trying to be, somebody we are not?
7.116 Why do we have so many fears? Why are we afraid to be who we are? Why do we believe if we are who we are, we will not be liked? How have we reached a point where we have let fear consume us so much, that we have blocked the love?
7.117 The reality is that if we were true to ourselves, we would have no reason to fear. Our essence is the same, pure love. Pure love is who we are. Pure love is what we must let ourselves become.
7.118 It is only on the earth plane that we can really experience pure love. There is no secret to experiencing pure love, we only have to allow ourselves to experience pure love. Experiencing pure love, really is that simple.
7.119 We all try to be somebody or something that we are not. This does not make any sense at all. Why are we afraid to be ourselves, when what we are is pure love?
7.120 If someone is not in our life, they are not meant to be in our life. If someone is in our life, they are meant to be in our life.
7.121 Is there one positive thing which comes from self pity because someone is not in our life?
7.122 Every moment is now. Now can be a joyful experience or a difficult experience.
7.123 We must experience now. Unless we experience now, we will re-experience the events of now. We will keep re-experiencing the events of now, until we have experienced now.
7.124 We must only be concerned for our actions now. We must not be concerned for the outcome. If we are only be concerned for our actions now, we will want for nothing.
7.125 Once an experience has been chosen, the experience will be experienced, and the experience could not have been avoided. Speculating on what course of action we should have followed is futile. How many times do we say to ourselves; 'If only I had …'. If an experience has been chosen, the experience will be experienced regardless of our actions. Speculating on what could have been is futile.
7.126 What is selfish? If we act in a way that is in our best interest, or in a way which reflects what we desire, instead of what another desires, the other may determine that we are selfish. Are they not being selfish, by wanting us to act in a way that they desire? What is selfish?
7.127 When our time is up, our time is up. When our time is not up, our time is not up. There is no point in 'but', or 'if only'. If it is meant to be, if our time is up, our time is up.
7.128 Pure love is the only reality.
7.129 Every time that we try to assist someone to avoid an experience, we are attempting to protect them from themselves. This is a nonsense, we cannot protect someone from themselves at any level. What are we attempting to protect them against? An experience which they have chosen? This is not possible!
7.130 If we do not want, how will we be motivated to experience changing our environment?
7.131 'Not liking' and 'wanting' are more than all right, 'not liking' and 'wanting' are absolutely necessary. Unless these twin emotions are felt, there is no motivation for experience.
7.132 Each of us has the ability to meditate within our own environment. All that is required to meditate within our own environment, is something very basic to distract our conscious mind.
7.133 We only feel our environment from an earth plane perspective, when we need to experience our environment. If we need to feel an experience, we adopt an earth plane perspective. We adopt an earth plane perspective even after we attain spiritual awareness. We retain an earth plane perspective, whenever we need to experience something. Adopting an earth plane perspective does not mean that we have failed, or lost our awareness, adopting an earth plane perspective means only that we need to feel an experience.
7.134 Answers are all around us. We do not need to look for answers. We simply need to be open to answers, accept that answers are there, and allow answers to present themselves. Answers to all of our questions do present themselves to us, we only need to be ready to receive the answers.
7.135 Much of what troubles us does not really matter. In fact, much of what troubles only matters, because we allow much of what troubles to matter.
7.136 It is all right to want. If we did not want, we would not seek new experience.
7.137 Solitude is needed to reflect, and to understand our awareness level. We grow to enjoy solitude. We reach a point where we never feel alone, and very seldom, if at all, lonely. We are a complete half. We do not need any individual to avoid feeling lonely. In achieving this understanding, we often become 'used' to solitude. We should not mistake this understanding, for not needing a life partner.
7.138 Souls are not meant to live alone, or be alone. The need for a life partner which is inbuilt, is a part of our underlying need, to reunite with our soulmate.
7.139 We are not given our need for companionship, and for physical intimacy so that we will master ourselves. We do not master ourselves. We do not master our basic in built desires, we train ourselves not to feel our inbuilt desires which serves no useful purpose. We are not given our inbuilt desires to 'master', we are given our inbuilt desires to experience. To feel love physically.
7.140 We are not on the earth plane to master ourselves. We are on the earth plane to experience, and through experiences become a master. We do not become a master through 'mastering' anything, including ourselves. A master is not something which we become. We are all created as masters. A master is who we are.
7.141 Pure love is not something which we learn. Pure love is what we are.
7.142 Loving someone unconditionally does not mean that we must sacrifice ourselves for them, nor does loving someone unconditionally mean that we must have that person in our life. Unconditional love does not require one to love another, and want nothing in return. There is no sin in wanting to be loved in return. Wanting to share love, wanting to give and receive love is as natural as breathing. To suggest that we should love and want nothing in return is unrealistic. Love for the individual needs balance. We will not always receive love in return, which does not change our love, if our love is real. We can feel love, and not give our to another, but not giving our to another, does not change the love which we feel.
7.143 Love is love. Love has no rules. Love has no requirements. Love has no boundaries. Whether love is returned is irrelevant.
7.144 If we are forever giving our love and receiving nothing in return, we are not being true to who we are. We should not give our love, without sharing our love. Sharing is two ways. Nor should we allow our love to manifest itself as hate, if our love is not returned.
7.145 Hate is not love. Hate is not a form of love. Hate is the consequence of using love in an unsuccessful attempt to fuel our insecurities. Carrying hate is the price which we pay, for attempting to use love to fuel our insecurities.
7.146 The true test of our love for an individual, is whether we can feel love, without desperately giving the love away, or allowing the love to become hatred if the love is not shared.
7.147 Unconditional love is love, no more and no less. Love should not be given away, love should be shared. The purpose of love is to share.
7.148 If we feel love for an individual, we should share our love. If our love cannot be shared, we should not give our love away. If our love is genuine, our love will not alter. Our love will remain even if our love cannot be shared.
7.149 Each of us must find our answers within ourselves. All answers are found within. Even if the answer is provided by an outside source, the answer comes from within. Even if we are led to an answer, the answer is still an answer from within. The outside source, is no more than a means of communication.
7.150 It is okay to want a better life, or a different life. If we do not want, we do not grow.
7.151 When we allow others to tap into our energy, they may become a constant drain on our energy reserves. If we allow another to draw our energy temporarily, we must ensure that we turn off the tap.
7.152 When we want something, we must work towards whatever it is that we want, and we must be patient. Others may not understand what we are working towards. Others may be critical of what we are working towards. This will test our resolve. However, if we really want something, we will be able to see what we want, and we will be able to feel what we want. We must have the courage of our own convictions. We must continue to work towards what we want, until we have the thing that we want.
7.153 Only we can cause ourselves pain. We may believe that our pain is caused by another, but others can only appear to cause us pain. If we allow another to become more important to us, than we are to ourselves, we have caused ourselves pain.
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