2-38. Like a fount of the purest ambrosia, God's Love wells up from the deepest reaches of your heart. Drink deeply and be forever refreshed.
The Love of God is not truly akin to anything that this world will hold out to you as being the meaning, definition or experience of love. The Love of God is Infinite in its scope and depth, whereas the love that is most common in this world is of a romantic or familial nature, and as such it is at least partially limited in its extension, predicated upon the completion of certain requirements, expected behaviors or desired reciprocative expressions. The love that almost all parents first experience when their children are born into this world most closely models and reflects the Infinite Love of God, but even this parental love can, at times, be limited or even revoked if the child’s behavior becomes so egregious that the parent believes they must divest themselves of any relationship with their child. God’s Love is not as this, for the Love of God is Infinite and it is forever Given without regard for the manner in which each Child of God regards their own worth or lack thereof. This Love is not found within the restrictions of this world, for it actually forms a perfect Bridge from this world back to the Heart of God, providing you with an endless Source upon which you can draw at any time, but only to the extent that you are willing to shift your final reliance from your own abilities to the Power that is the Love of God. The Love of God is Powerful in Infinite measure for it has no limit, requirement or qualification that must be fulfilled before it can be Experienced. In its unlimited nature, it reflects a deeper Truth that almost anything that might occur in this world can approach, for it is a Love that is forever Given and in its availability, you are forever guaranteed that you will be able to locate it whenever you should have need of it. The center of your heart is a quiet place, a space of certainty and stillness, forever connected to and a part of the Heart of God. There is no way for you to turn completely away from the center of your heart, though it is possible for you to believe that you are either unable or unwilling to be at all in contact with this peace. Indeed many have attempted to quell the messages that arise constantly from the center of their hearts, which are simple utterances of the Truth of Love that can be ignored but not lost. Those that attempt to dissociate from that which is the foundation of their Soul do so at their own peril, rejecting the one Gift that stands above all else as undeniable proof that the Love of God is indeed both Real and fully accessible at all times, in all places and despite any negative or life-denying state of mind that you might wish to employ or accept as having any utility for you at all. It is not painful to accept the Love of God. It is indeed painful and wretchedly isolating to try to believe that you do not have access to this Love. Those that sentence themselves to this misery of spirit - this destitute wasteland of desolation - are not lost. They merely wander in a world of their own making, attempting to believe that they are in some way unworthy of the Love of God. They are not, and you are not. You have never been and you will never be. For if you were, you would have to be in some way imperfect and that is not possible, for all that God Creates is Perfect in a direct reflection of the Perfection of God. You are a Child of God. Because of this, and for no other reason for you have no need of any other rationale or justification, the Love of God is accessible to you just as soon as you are ready to accept it. But this may seem impossible to you. You may wish to believe that what the ego holds out for you has more appeal, or that it is more acceptable, or even that what the ego wants you to believe is in some way more rational than allowing yourself to accept that there is a place in your heart from which an Infinite fount of Perfect Love can be found. This is your choice and it will remain forever within the bounds of your Free Will to elect to choose as you feel is best for you. This choice will not be taken away and it will not be made for you. Your Free Will will not be subverted, even if such a subterfuge would actually be in your best interests, as it would allow you access to a Source so infinitely deep and incomprehensibly mighty that your individual will, even as strong as it might be, would be recognized as being pitifully small and hopelessly weak when compared to a Certainty and a Grace that has no limit whatsoever. Because you must elect to accept the Love of God for yourself, you will do so when you are ready. It may be necessary for you to accept it again and again, constantly falling back downwards towards your previous beliefs in the necessity of relying upon only yourself for all that you feel you must do. You do not need to allow yourself to believe anything other than the simple Truth that the Love of God resides within the center of your heart, ever accessible and forever Infinite in its measure and scope. But you may need constant reinforcement of this concept before it becomes a habituated pattern in your mind, one that is relied upon in all instances when you are challenged, distraught, frightened or feeling at all unable to accept that you are worthy of Love for every reason and for no reason at all. Whenever you should find yourself feeling anything other than peace, stop. Look to your heart for that which you are missing, for you have once again attempted to replace the Love of God with the lies of the ego, a bargain that has no value and a proposition that has no justification. Drink again from the fount of Love that will well up again and again from the center of your heart whenever you are finding yourself centered in this world, believing that this world represents all that there is and that your inevitable physical death must carry with it some implied proposition that what you are, in Truth, must perish when your body fails and returns to the ground from which it was formed. To alight from your body is not to fail, wither, collapse and dissipate into nothingness. Such a proposition is based on an incorrect assumption that physical matter must in some way beget or create consciousness. This is a reversal of Truth. Your awareness arose first, because it was Created by God and as such, it is Eternal. Your physical form is temporary by design, a mask to be worn or a lifelong set of clothes to be donned. It must end because all that is present in this world must end. But the Love of God has no cessation, no limit and no reasonable equivalency to anything at all that is present in this world, for the Love of God is Infinite. It is available, at this exact moment, at any time that you should have need of it in any form. Look solely to the very deepest depths of your heart and it will be ready for you, welling upwards to provide all of the strength, certainty and peace that you will ever need.