2-59. Calm your mind and watch with joy as the currents of the River of God's infinite Love begin to rise up from the deepest depths of your heart.
At times, your mind can be a very calamitous place. You may not even realize that your mind has attempted to abscond with your peace, for it is a vast field of awareness and many of its farther hillocks are not at all places that you would normally venture towards. There may be many aspects of your mind of which you remain primarily unaware, but that is nothing to be concerned about. It is especially nothing to feel poorly about in any way, for your mind does not need to be known to you in all of its nearly infinite complexity - it is Known to God, and that will always and forever be quite enough. When your mind wishes to deliver to your present center of awareness thoughts that are incongruous with peace and joy, accept their arising and regard them with patience and love. They are aspects of your mind that you have either not visited in some time, or they may even be parts of your mind which you have been unaware of for most - if not all - of your current incarnation. Their arrival is not important. Your conscious attention on them absolutely is. They do not arrive at random or without justification. They arrive when their time is right for them to be called forth to the center of your mind, which is what you will likely consider to be the primary totality of all that your mind actually is. This is not the case, however. The center of your mind is where your attention and awareness is focused at any particular time. But this little circle of light, this tiny beam of awareness that is cast towards but one aspect of your mind, frequently to the derision and even - at times - scorn of all of the other vast and nearly endless fields of your mind, is not at all representative of the totality of your mind. There are deep corners and shadow places, parts of your mind that you have perhaps become divorced from for whatever reason, or at times for no reason whatsoever. All of these forgotten dales of your mind are an integral part of your total awareness, even when you are unwilling or unable to to turn towards them and to see them as they are. Accept these woe begotten and neglected locations, these aspects of your total consciousness that have for so long been unable to enjoy the light of your focused attention. They are just in need of your awareness as the parts of your mind that you love and enjoy to visit - the pleasant memories and delicious sensations that you once enjoyed or that you are continuing to enjoy on a frequent basis. Accepting only the joyous parts of your mind, to the derision of all of the rest of the plentiful glades of consciousness, does not serve you. The darkness they live within is not wrong. They do not represent parts of your mind that you do not wish to be aware of. They are merely the forgotten corners in which a great many thoughts gather together for warmth and comfort, awaiting the joyous day when you turn towards them again, accepting them as equal partners in in the unfolding of the complete Creation that will be the tale of your life within this particular incarnation. Calm your mind, accepting all of its variations and countenances, excluding nothing and refusing to tell yourself that any particular part of your mind is somehow undeserving of your awareness. All of your mind wishes to be seen, recognized and heard by you. No part wants to be neglected and relegated to damning obscurity, cast out from your present moment awareness and doomed to live a shadow life, once accepted but now rejected for any reason whatsoever. Calming your mind requires acceptance. It is not achieved through judgment, isolation from painful thoughts or a simplistic desire to be conscious of the annals of your mind that contain goodness and light to the detriment of the other darkened hallways where you may still believe some form of monstrously hideous and rampantly unacceptable conceptions must reside. As you become more and more willing to accept yourself and the totality of your mind, just as it is, without hesitation or limitation in any form, the misbegotten parts will rejoice, for they will know that you still love, honor and appreciate them. They will no longer cower in fear of never again being accepted into the circle of present moment awareness that is the center of your mind - they will know that they remain invited to the table of your mental feast, to be enjoyed and celebrated despite their prior relegation to what appeared to them to perhaps be eternal banishment. As you make peace again with all of your mind, you heal wounds that may run far deeper than you’d previously realized, erasing fissures and gouges in your mind that were caused when you attempted to repress that which can never be extricated from the totality that you are. With a calm, or at least with a calming and more peaceful mind, you can begin to delve below the levels of conscious awareness that so many, to their great loss, still believe to be all that it is possible to be. You heart shares few similarities to your mind, for your heart is as an ocean whereas your mind is as a spotlight, a tightly focused laser than can brightly illuminate but one or two waves on the ocean of Love at a time, if it is used as you have been taught to use it. At the bottomless bottom of the ocean of Love that is your heart, there runs a River of Truth that is both eternal and unstoppable. This is the River of Love that flows from the Heart of God, through your heart, and onwards to the hearts of all of the other Children of God, Uniting you all as one family of peace, forever nourishing all of us with unlimited peace, serenity and joy from before the beginning of time until long after its conclusion. The River of the Love of God cannot be drained no matter how much is requested of it. With a fractured and desolate mind, a mind that refuses to integrate into wholeness again from a state of denial and suppression, you will find it difficult if not impossible to even begin to find the first tributary that flows into or out of this River. The mind is a useful tool and a great field of possibilities, but it is not the summary Whole of all of Creation. While the mind will forever remain the bastion and fertile loam of imagination in all of its wonderfully varied forms, your heart - and the hearts of all of the other Children of God - remain the centerpoint at which our Unity through Love is both Created, ensured and fulfilled. Dive deeper than the airy skies of your mind, plunging beneath the waves of your heart’s knowledge, so that you might refresh yourself in the River of Love that runs through the literal Heart of your heart. From this River, whenever you should have any need of its infinitely healing and liberating Waters of Life, take all that you will ever need to first Remember and then to finally accept as your own the Truth that the Love of God is Infinite. This Infinity of Love was Created for you. It is already in you. It will always be with you. You need only travel down to meet it, and it will rise up in the most joyous of greetings, Knowing you as its own… just as God does as well.