2-30. The Gates of Heaven open from within your heart. Forgive all you perceived as harm. Truth will allow your heart to bloom as a Flower of Love.
God has not closed the Gates of Heaven to you or to any of the other infinitely Perfect Children of God. Such a proposition is devoid of meaning, when seen from the perspective of Truth, for all that God Creates is already Perfect and to attempt to find a stain on this Perfection is a pointless exercise, a desire to substitute the blind judgments of the ego in the place of all that is genuine and Real. You cannot complete this bargain, for what you offer is meaningless and what God offers is all that is eternally Real. But it can appear to be a meaningful exchange if you desire to remain unforgiving of the harms that you believe others have perpetrated against you. This is not to say that the actions of others cannot cause you great suffering and pain. Certainly they can and many in this world have endured such tragedies with varying degrees of grace, experiencing differing degrees of recovery from what has befallen them, which has often occurred through no fault of their own. You are not asked to forgive for the benefit of those who have wronged you, for all that you offer to another you offer to yourself in equal and unavoidable measure. As such, forgiveness for that which has happened serves to release you from the burdens of your wounds. It has no effect on the guilt, shame and pain that others may or may not feel for what they have done, for that is a path that they must walk and it is not a journey that you can undertake for them. Your spirit’s enlightenment, peace, joy and eternal lightness is for you to discover, protect and nurture. It is not a quality of your heart that others can cultivate for you, for they lack the ability to be your savior and you cannot save them from themselves, no matter how much you might wish to be possessed of this ability. The Gates of Heaven are not abstract. They are not a physical barrier, a condition to be achieved or an examination to be successfully completed. They are not a place, not a journey and not a destination. They are a representation of all that is Real, a Truth that remains Safe within the center of your heart no matter the degree to which you have elected to allow this world’s teachings of scarcity and loss to pervade your mind and to obscure the Perfect Light of Love that is forever available to you and to all of the perfect Children of God who find themselves incarnate in this world. To forgive is to release. Not to release or condone what others have done, for it is neither your place or your right to attempt to pass judgment over their actions, for they alone must answer for their choices and suffer the consequences of what they decided to do or to not do. That is their Path, and they will progress upon it at exactly the rate that they choose, at times accelerating and at other moments standing still, refusing to accept the next lesson that is essential for them to learn to move farther down a Path that leads only back to God and to Truth. The Gates of Heaven do not stand closed to you or to any other Child of God, for they remain forever open and willing to accept all who have become sufficiently desirous of accepting the consequences of their actions and who are willing to admit that only through forgiveness can the burdens of shame, guilt, fear, loss, pain, regret, anger, hatred, dissolution and disassociation with Love be finally set down and released back into the illusionary universe of the ego from whence they first arose and were accepted in substitution for Truth. The Truth of Love liberates, allowing you to become light enough to float upwards, away from this world of darkness and the ego’s mad desires, becoming sufficiently free of the ego’s lies that you can release all that you have elected to hold against others, releasing your burdens so that your spirit can begin to See the beauty of every moment without unnecessary judgment or attachment. To forgive is not to dismiss or to forget. Do not forget the lessons that pain, loss, fear and regret have offered to you, for in the bitterness of anger can also be found the pure joy of Love, a Love that springs again fully formed from your heart with each layer of resentment that you shed, recognizing that it was only your own heart that was burdened by the anger you held against another for their failings or inability to be the Love that is the foundation of their Souls. Your heart is indeed a flower, or perhaps at this time it remains a seed of a flower, a potentiality not yet realized, a blossoming that awaits only your desire to release all that attempts to hide the Love of God from your corrected and forgiving sight. This is your choice, yours alone and eternally entrusted to you for God Knows that you are both capable and, in Truth, willing to accept your own responsibility for your reactions no matter what tragedies you may suffer. Your personal evolution, growth, transformation and final release from all that is material, a joining with the Infinite Light that is forever shining from the deepest depths of your heart, is a Path that you must and will walk, at whatever pace is best for you. Nothing restricts you from Returning to God, to Love and to the Light of Truth, at any moment, without regard for whatever it is that you believe is restricting you from alighting from this world and remembering all that you choose to forget when you poured your infinitely mighty Soul into a tiny human frame. Your spiritual growth, blossoming and final glorious presentation as an Infinite Flower of Love occurs within a single season, although the stages of this season may play out over many separate and apparently discrete lifetimes. This is of no consequence when seen from the perspective of Eternity, for there is no limit to what God can Create and there is no time in which you cannot take yet another step down your own Path back to Truth. Set down the infinitesimally miniscule dreams of the ego, so hopelessly condemned to dwell in is own self-created darkness, in favor of the Light of Love and the eternally Perfect bastion of Truth that is the Heart of God. You are not condemned to littleness or irrelevance to the greatest design that could ever have possibly been Created. Both you and all of the other Children of God are indispensable components in a process of healing and Return that began before time found its birth in this world, a re-harmonization that will be Completed only when all of the beautifully Perfect Children of God return to Truth and to Love, leaving behind all that appeared to burden them in favor of all that Frees them from anything that is not Love everlasting. The Gates of Heaven stand open to you, forever willing to welcome you Home, accepting your Perfection even when you are unwilling to See it for yourself.