2-27. The perfected Kingdom of Love is alive within your heart. You already know the Way. Quiet your mind and flow back Home in the river of Love.
Your mind, when it is in its general state of consciousness, is endlessly riotous and raucous to a nearly unlimited degree, for your ego desires to create such a cacophony of dissonant thoughts that quiet contemplation can seem to become nearly impossible. The ego wishes only to distract you as it has no center and it cannot stand to be directly observed, for in the Light of Love its hollowness is revealed and its fundamentally insubstantial nature is illuminated in a way that becomes increasingly undeniable. The ego wants none of this, for the ego is wholly dependent on you for its continued existence and it will do whatever it can to maintain itself in perpetuity. The ego is a dastardly liar, a misappropriation of your mental resources to an inordinate degree and a purveyor of self-justifying fear, endlessly pedaling its wares to your unsuspecting consciousness, never revealing that what it offers is not even a whisper of the Truth. The Kingdom of Love is already alive within your heart, an infinitely vast resonance with all that is forever Real. It is always accessible, recognizable and locatable, but it can seem hidden when the ego’s illusions are in play. To be quiet it is not necessarily to be utterly devoid of all thoughts, for thoughts will continue no matter how much you observe them. Thoughts are likes the breezes of this world, constantly flitting and occasionally gusting here and there, unable to be captured or controlled. Thoughts are not transcended by imprisoning them in a blanket of control but rather they are simply observed and then released, accepted just as they are and then allowed to flow onwards to whatever their destination might be. Peace is not to be obtained, it is to be remembered for it has existed since before time found its beginning in this world and it will continue long after the necessity for time has ceased to have any meaning. Observation and acceptance has a much greater value than evaluation and judgment, for in the acceptance of all that arises in your mind, you can find a quiet center that can ride out any tempestuous storm of emotional challenge, simply observing the thoughts that are arising in your mind without becoming excessively tangled up in the possible meaning that your ego is constantly attempting to assign to everything that occurs. Acceptance is an integral component of everlasting peace, for only through acceptance is judgment released and trust in the Judgment of God is found. God Knows all that there is Know, so there is no reason that you should need or want to know all that is as well. Such would be a foolish request, for you do not need to know everything to have Faith in the Judgment of God. All is well in the Kingdom of Heaven and by extension, there is no conflict in your heart. This may not appear to be so. It may appear that you are deeply divided, perhaps split between two opposing points of view or helplessly in need of assistance to determine which direction is the best for you to move towards. When these times arise, release all that you have attempted to judge about any situation and trust in God to provide the Guidance you have requested. Know that it will arrive, perhaps in a way that you are expecting and perhaps in a manner that seems utterly alien and incomprehensibly strange to you. But do not ever accept the ego’s reasons to relinquish the simple Truth that your heart already knows the way to go Home. This way is forever open, a Perfect Path of Light that leads away from the ego and its endless misery and towards the Truth of the Love of God which is all that is actually Real. There is indeed a River of Love, a current that flows through all hearts and this River is all that you will ever need to return to the Ocean of Love that was the origin of your Soul. You cannot easily swim against the currents of this River, for when you attempt to do so you stand in opposition to the Will of God and this resistance to the natural flow of life, back to its Creator, is in no way beneficial to you. There is nothing to be gained from attempting to forge your own path against the natural order of the growth that all Souls will take as they Return to God and to Love. The currents of the River of Love know the way to go Home. Their eddies and tributaries run through your heart, constantly refreshing your heart with the certainty of the Love of God and providing you with all of the Guidance you will ever need to return to your Home. Step into this current now, Child of God, and allow your Soul to be gently carried down the River of Love, towards the Ocean of Love that is the Heart of God, so that you might leave behind all that has besieged your mind. The way to go Home has always been kept Safe in your heart, awaiting only your willingness to accept it as your own Path. There is no need to wait any longer on the banks of the River of Love, gazing at its flow but fearing that you will somehow drown when the ego’s lies are released and your Trust in God returns. You will not be lost when Love Returns – you will be found, returned to yourself and freed from all that has attempted to convince you that you are anything other than a Perfect Child of God.