2-13. The Gifts of God are constantly flowing towards you like the gentle lapping of an ocean of Love washing up upon the shores of your heart.
God Gives with unlimited abundance and endless bounty. What is Given is not necessarily anything that is of this world or anything that this world would hold as intrinsically valuable. That is because this world in no way accurately reflects the Truth of the Love of God. The Truth of Love is much too large, grand, vast, overwhelming and transformative to be accurately represented in anything that is material. Because the Truth of Love transcends and subsumes all that is material in its permanent Grace and Light, that which is of this world is but the merest of glimmers of the Truth of Love, in no way truly representing an accurate, reliable or dependable model upon which any conclusions about the Truth of Love can be drawn. In a similar fashion, the Gifts of God are not of this world but of Heaven, representing the Truth of your Perfection and serving as inexpressibly valuable representations of the Love that was the Source of your Creation. That which God Gives is Eternal, unchangeable and incapable of being lost, stolen, transmuted into lesser forms or altered into unrecognizable patterns that might be in any way misconstrued or misunderstood. The Gifts of God are Perfect, just as God is Perfect and just as you are Perfect. You do not need to be Perfectly in alignment with the Mind of God or even in any real semblance of alignment with your corrected, original mind of Peace to receive and enjoy the Gifts of God. They are already Given, granted to you before time found its beginning, and they will continue to be available to you long after all utility for time has found its end in this world. What are you to do with these Gifts? You are asked and directed to use them as they were intended. They were and continue to be the most accurate and trustworthy landmarks and guideposts that can be understood and experienced within this world that will unfailingly serve to direct you to the appropriate thoughts and beliefs that most directly represent what is actually True. What is truly True, now and forever, is that you are Loved. Nothing more than this simple expression of that which is forever Infinite, summarized into abstract words that utterly fail to capture the essence of what it actually is to be eternally Loved by God. But there are many ways that this understanding of Truth can be formulated within the limits of this world and underneath the barriers that you have erected to the coming of the Light and the Return of Truth to your whole and healed mind. These alternative understandings, these differential expressions that forever point but in one direction and one direction only, can take on a vast variety of appearances within this world and within the unlimited depths of your mind. These Gifts serve to assist you with the process of reconnecting your cleansed and purified mind to the quiet stillness that you will find at the center of your heart. How do these Gifts perform this miracle of rejoining you with your inalterable Memories of God? This is of no consequence and it is not a question that should be long contemplated, for to ask how God effects miracles in this world is without value. It is valueless because Faith in the Certainty that your heart already holds in the Perfection of God is all that is needed to become able to accept that your heart’s Certainty should and will be yours as well. You are split, divided and dividing, limiting your awareness and spreading your time about in an inordinately large array of disparate thoughts, attempting to unite that which can never be joined. You cannot and you need not attempt to understand the why of God or the why of how the Gifts of God can be trusted and eternally relied upon to deliver you from illusion and return you to the Truth of Love. This is to ask of this world what it cannot do, for this world must remain forever an equally confused and confusing bastion of illusion, for that is why this world exists. This world will not be transcended through understanding its inherent limits. It will be released and set down when you are ready to admit that you have never had any use for the darkness and desolation that is forever the purview and intrinsic purpose of this world. The Gifts of God provide a light in the darkness of the ego, a way to find a new perspective, a joining of your mind with your heart in a manner that will open a gateway to Truth where none seemed to exist before. That these Gates of Heaven have always been open and ready for your Return is without question. That you have questioned that they might even exist within the horrifically limiting confines of this world is nearly certain, for if you had not asked this question and then desired to find its answer in this world, you would not have found your consciousness present in this material reality. Your heart, until you are ready to accept that it is both infinite and forever connected to and a part of the Heart of God, stands as an island of aloneness and isolation in an Ocean of Love so vast that it has no end. All of the Gifts of God float on the gentle currents of this Ocean, rolling towards you on a constant tide, forever available for you to grasp and remove from the Ocean of Love, accepting these Gifts as your own and using them as they were intended – to be the only Guidance and Certainty that you will ever need to find the Truth of Love within your own heart. As you accept and use these Gifts, the illusionary barriers that you have chosen to erect between yourself and all else that Lives will begin to crumble and fall to the Light of Love. The island of your heart will be washed over with a tidal wave of Love, drowning all of your illusionary sorrows and replacing them with the Love that is the Ocean that forever surrounds, supports and sustains your Soul. Only you can accept the Gifts of God and Trust that they represent the Truth that you have forever sought, but have been unable to find, within the darkness of this world and its endless cycles of illusion, isolation and despair. No other Soul can accept them for you. They were Created for you and they are yours to have and use just as soon as you are ready to accept that all of your dreams of being but the tiniest of islands, alone in the darkness, unable to ever be a part of anything larger than yourself, were but the fabric of the dreams of the ego, now set down in favor of the Light of Love and the Ocean of Truth that surrounds you.