I Will Lift Your Heart I will lift your heart when you are sad, and I will smile and laugh with you when delight passes through your soul’s journey … so do not fear, for I am always nearer than near. Then, by acknowledging the statement, ‘I am you and you are me’, we become the true tree of life, for I live through the words on your lips, the sights you see, the pain and joy and every experience and moment you were, are, and can be.
Know I am: The boat, which carries you across the ocean(s) of your emotions. The land you walk upon, holding you upright and true. The wind, to blow dark clouds away from your mind, body, and soul. The spiritual ‘vision’ to reveal the light, and the Sun to radiate warmth and love within. The hand that lifts you up from the ground when you feel you cannot go on. The life-giving ‘water’, to quench your thirst for truth, knowledge, and wisdom. The spark deep within you, which gives you everlasting life. The colours of the rainbow, shining down upon your darkened days of false fears and tears.
This day can be the start of something new and brilliant, which changes your life and those around you forever. Each day forthwith can be lived like it was your last, with meaning and justification, one of hope and glory and most importantly … joy. Only you can limit love, which emanates from the kindness and peace pouring from the heart and Soul.
Believe you are strong, stronger than you can ever possibly imagine. No building, barrier or even a confused mind can contain your truth and Divinity and soul. Therefore, you are not trapped, caged, or controlled by any such things in a material world, because your true ‘self’ is already free to soar as high and far as one’s will allows. If you are ever in doubt or think you are alone, turn inward to discover the reality of you.
Just as the Sun’s rays bathe the Earth with light and warmth, so does my Divinity, which glistens and radiates for every form of life-energy. With the wind, my breath washes over your face. Through the water you drink, I satisfy your thirst. Within the soil, I cultivate nutrients for your body. Inside your heart, I am the love that beats fast or slow, to lead and guide and will you to grow and know your true self … a fragment of creation with the same power to create.
Whenever you are ‘still’, you will recognise me as the air that fills your lungs … the breath of life. As sunshine falls upon your face, know I am here, there and am forever in every place. Should you hear bird song (like a gentle lullaby), realise I am within you always, never to say goodbye. When you smell the fragrance from colourful blooms and petals, understand I am the only scent perfuming all ‘life’. By bearing witness to spectacular and natural phenomena, know your gaze has seen but a fragment of my power. If you touch and wipe a tear from your eye, appreciate your soul bleeds the truth of your reality that is both you and ‘I’.
Your own appearance in this world can state more than a thousand words or ‘scenes’. Your heart and smile can inspire and shine far greater than those who appear to be in the limelight and obtain what some describe as false glory. So, you do not need a medal or an Oscar for me to recognise your true worth. In all walks of life, the simple act of one’s performance is enough ... if you try your utmost to become the best person and joyful soul you can be.
I am forever your friend and confidant and your rock to cling to when all else seems lost around you. Appreciate I am the light within the darkness, and the helping hand to raise you from the ground when you fall to your knees. Know that I will quench your thirst for knowledge and guide you to the wisdom you require too. With words to encourage and inspire you, I remain the comforting arm during tears of grief or the stranger who materialises during desperate times. Understand there is always an answer; a way out of the debris and fallout when the emotional storm appears to engulf you in your life.
Life is what you make it, and even in troubled times, I am there, if you look for me. I am the smile, the birdsong, and the lone flower amongst the weeds of discontent, hurt and anger. I am the softly spoken who assists you in the hour of need … yes, I am the light and am all things in all places.
Remember, if your heart appears to have taken you as far as it will go, then do not fear and worry or shed tears of pain or anguish, because accepting my strength with genuine conviction can help you achieve your dreams!
Your reality was not born but is everything that ever was and shall be. Therefore, if doubt and fear are a weakness, I will make you strong. By conquering false emotions, you break free from the confusion and illusion, to find immortality beyond the boundary of the physical. Remember, be still in love and light.
You can be the rainbow which illuminates other hearts, or the water to satisfy the thirst of another. You can nourish the unfortunate and can provide warmth, shelter, care, and reassurance in innumerable ways to your fellow ‘man’.
Today can be the starting point for you to pick yourself up and dust yourself down. Arise now from the comfort zone of any pride or selfishness … to display the love which shines from and through and to you without end. Over time, all thoughts and actions will become selfless. By showing compassion and helping any other life form, you make offerings of love and joy to me. This is the true sacrifice, not of fear, hurt or death, but one placed upon the altar of my heart, to be remembered forever and a day.
There are many who sit or walk seemingly alone, who appear neglected by their kith and kin, society, country and even humanity. For those I speak of, understand I am with you every step you take. And know this; I hold your hand while every heart is placed inside my own. I cradle you within my grace, which I pour over your souls to eternally sustain you. Whilst you may often believe the world has abandoned you, realise you are not (and can never be) a stranger to me, as we are forever ‘one’.
For those without a bed (whether through one’s own karma and experience), you shall lie down in my fields of peace. The fragrance of my love will raise thy hearts to magical planes of bliss beyond the fear and dread of the night and cold. As for the emptiness of ‘belly’, please understand this is only temporary. Know you will be fulfilled inside and out, by simply accepting that you already sit at my table within the Kingdom of Heaven … to be nourished by trust, an unwavering faith, and with the realisation of our oneness … ecstasy.
Do not be dismayed or disturbed by lists of things to accomplish, problems to solve, people to meet and places to go, or by the inconvenient noise made by people and other impermanent things. Where you can, try to de-clutter the mental horizon by focusing on nature, and those natural sounds about you, like birdsong, insects buzzing and the rustling of leaves. Alternatively, if you should open your eyes, gaze out of the window towards passing clouds and birds in flight, or to the butterflies and bees resting upon nearby flowers. You could even go outside to sense the sunshine on your face, for it will surely lift your spirit, and cast many burdens from your shoulders.
Become conscious of the reality of our union … because I am the warmth if you are cold. I am the drink to quench your thirst. I am the light when you are blinded by darkness. I am the land encircling the ocean of doubt. I am the sky and clouds drifting by, watching over you. I am the mountain you climb in earnest, to eventually reach the peak, seemingly alone … yet entwined within my heart you will be. I am the perfume of sweetness from a flower. I am the air that fills your lungs. I am the touch caressing your face in a loving embrace. Indeed, I am everything and everything I am.
I will never leave you and always help you. By turning inward, you take one step towards me. My presence will seem closer to thee, until one day you realise you are already ‘home’ … to reside in the permanence of light, this I promise. Remember, by discovering the truth ‘within’, you will recognise beauty beyond all things; it is no mystery, as there is only you.