2-32. Be the gardener of your mind. Prune away the fear of being unloved. Watch as the blooms of Love sprout where before you saw only illusions.
It is much too easy, in this world, to look for what you believe to be incontrovertible evidence that you are unloved or unlovable. This is not True. You are Loved, to such a great and infinite amount that there are no words, no actions and no thoughts that can property encapsulate, encompass, summarize or accurately describe this Love, for it is so much more than an abstract concept. It is Truth, now and forever. But your ego wants nothing of this, for if you were to accept the Love of God without reservation or limitation, you would have no more use of the ego and its ponderous illusions. The ego is not Real, because God is Real. There is no way to bridge this divide, for it is not a separation or a distinction at all, it is simply the Truth of your soul. You cannot alter the Will of God, but you can attempt to turn away from this Perfect Will, choosing the darkness of the ego in the place of the Light of Love that is forever available to you. When you do so, you cause the garden of your mind to wither and slowly shrivel, deluding yourself with unjustified reasons as to why anything that you have said or done must in some way have been so incredibly unacceptable to God that you have now been excluded from the Kingdom of Heaven, doomed to walk alone, forever unworthy of Infinite Love and forgotten by your Creator. Do not accept this, as it is a most devious conclusion of the ego. It is not True and it never will be. You have Free Will. The choice that you forever enjoy can damn or liberate you from this world and its lessons in pain, loss, strife, hatred and a presumption of separation that has never been Real. You cannot divide the Infinity of God, for proposing a division of that which is eternally All is a pointless concept. It is meaningless. God has always been with you and God will always be with you, no matter what you face and with no regard for how much you have desired to turn your face away from the Light of Love and to see a world of darkness instead of the radiant Beauty that is the Heart of God. It is both essential and imperative that you accept responsibility for your own mind and its contents. You alone hold the power to selectively elect which of your constantly swirling thoughts you wish to be attached to, accepting those that appear to be most in alignment with Truth and gently releasing all that clearly is not. How is this process of pruning that which is negative, useless, pointless and life-denying achieved? It is not a task that should be undertaken lightly, for it is challenging indeed and it can be fraught with missteps and confusion. That is because your ego will attempt to trip you at every turn, offering to you all that is unreal in the hopelessly pointless desire to achieve its ultimate goal, which is to deny the Love of God and to cause you to desire to love the ego’s lies instead. Do not accept this bargain of electing to trade that which is forever illusionary for all that is actually Real. However, do not be impatient with yourself when thoughts of pain, loss, fear and regret arise again and again, assailing your mind with tidal waves of such apparent magnitude that you believe you will be subsumed under their crushing weight. You will not drown in the oceans of fear that the ego creates. You can and you will rise again and again, bobbing upwards against the waves of lies that the ego presents, forever finding comfort in your ability to choose your thoughts and to accept that which is clearly providing you with the most comfort and peace that you can achieve at any particular moment in your life. You have a great journey to undertake, a Return to Love that is a Path back to God that you will walk with each and every step that you are willing to undertake that promotes an acceptance of Love in your mind, replacing each belief in unworthiness with a new belief, one that states with certainty that you because you are Loved, you are indeed worthy of Love. This is not romantic love. Do not look for it in the heart of another, for they cannot walk your Path for you. You must take each and every step on your Path of your own volition and with the strength of your own heart, for you are here in this world to remember that which you forgot, not what anyone else has forgotten. You may not always recognize that you are taking another step on your personal Path back to God. That is of no consequence. The number of steps you must take and the time that will transpire in this world while you walk back to God is not at all important, for only the end of your journey is of any consequence. Know that you will arrive at the Gates of Heaven, finding yourself freed of all that you believed might withhold the Love of God from your heart, just as soon as you are ready. This process will occur instantly – in Truth, it will happen outside of time, for it is available in any and every moment and when it finally arrives for you is not at all consequential to your final acceptance of the simple Truth that you are forever Loved by God without hesitation or reservation in any form. With each step you take, another seed is planted in your mind, a potentiality for ever increasing levels of awareness, blossoming when they are ready to become the most beautiful of flowers, cascading through all of the levels of your awareness until their fragrant scents are sensed and welcomed in the very center of your heart. All illusions of unworthiness will fall before the perfect blossoms of Truth that will flower in your mind, granting you access to a veritably endless Garden of Beauty, each flower representing another Truth. All that you need you already have in your possession. It is found in the center of your heart. There is nothing in this world that can prevent you from connecting again with your Soul, finding your absolution and release from all that attempted to avail itself of your mental prowess, trying in vain to alter your mind into a pattern that can never provide any comfort for you. In each and every day that unfolds before you, accept your innate responsibility for your own thoughts, recognizing them for what they are and pruning away any thought that attempts to present any justification for why you would be in any way unworthy of the Love of God, for you are not and you will never be.