There is nothing wrong with you. There is nothing that needs to be fixed. I love and accept you as you are, here and now.
There is a clean slate in front of you. There is a path laid already behind you. You already know what this life holds. But, you don’t really know what life you could have that awaits you. If you are not happy with what you created, you will suffer as a result. But, only your thoughts about it makes you suffer. Before you lies happiness, love, inner peace and choosing that happiness may cost you, meaning relationships, a job, etc., and those may dissolve to make way for the new. You could stay on the path of the known or to choose a new life by embracing the unknown, having faith in your vision of can be. Thus, your choosing it always at a crossroads. What do you want your life to be is the question? Once you take a step, there is no going back.
As men we all have feelings, and sometimes we don’t even know what we’re feeling in the moment. It is not always important to name them. But, it is important to be aware of them, to experience them, and to let them go or flow through you. Otherwise, you close up the dam of emotions and begin to repress them and later, those built up emotions can come out dramatically and you end up hurting yourself or someone else. So, release them by talking about them, feeling them or writing them down. Or, exercise, find constructive ways to express yourself fluidly, rather than eventually creating physical, emotional or mental problems within yourself. That is the key to embracing your humanness.
When I told you “lest you die and be born again you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven,” I wasn’t talking about reincarnation. I was talking about the death of the ego, the dissolution of all beliefs that separate you from others. What dies is not you. What dies is every judgment you ever made about yourself or anyone else. And what is born again is the Christ that has eternal life, in you and in me. You are not the body. You are not your ego.
Love is not a language of words, but an experience from the heart. Greater than a feeling, but a knowing beyond concepts and definitions. It has no limitations because it is like water, which cannot be grasped by hands, can only be felt by them. It dissolves all egoic illusions and reveals what is always true within you.
I am loved and accepted as I am. I am beautiful and devoted. Being love I am demonstration of that love and acceptance for what we already are by embodying that as a reminder for you to live that as well. I fall, I get up. My path is the process of my journey and that is the perfection. Each day I wake up is a blessing, because I get to bring love into the world instead of fear; Embrace my pain to return to joy. Give these gifts of the spirit, and continue to move forward, not knowing what is to come but enjoying this moment and the next.
All of you have come here to learn to love without conditions. When you can love yourself unconditionally, it is not difficult to love others. When you can accept others with all of their faults, it is not difficult to accept your own.
True love is not found in appearances of a person, it is found within the heart. There is your worth, your value, your treasure, your knowing of who you are. There lies a love that does not come and go, but is eternal. No one can take that away, nor can it ever leave you.
Accept no other teaching than the one of your heart. That alone is God’s teaching.
All healing is born out of forgiveness, which is love.
Prayer: A Heart’s Prayer by Marcus Jacob Thomas
A Heart’s Prayer
Father, I love you
I have never not loved you
I have never not known anything but you
Father, I give up all my suffering
I give up all these illusions over to you
I give up all my beliefs, thoughts, ideas that separate me from you
me from my brothers
me from my sisters
me from my true nature
I admit Father,
I do not know what anything means
I allow you to determine what this “event, situation or circumstance” means
I am open to receive what you deem, I need to receive
all that I have,
all that I am,
is because of you
I am ready to return home
ready, willing and able to forgive
to know what it is I am here to do
I am ready to serve, wherever you need me to be
For your will is done
on Heaven as it is on Earth
Article: Miracles Exists by Marcus Thomas
"Love is the only door to a spiritual life. Without love, there are just dogmas and rigid, fearful beliefs." - Jesus
Every moment that is an opportunity to love, is a miracle.
For example, a father chooses gives up his sexual beliefs that hold his son, a homosexual man as separate from himself, heals the separation of his relationship with his son by opening his heart to love and accept his son as he is. That is an miracle.
A mother who gives up the belief of expecting her daughter to marry within her own race, heals the separation of the relationship with her daughter by opening her heart to love and accept her daughter and her African-American boyfriend as they are. That is an miracle.
A young girl who gives up the belief she needs to appear “sexy, thin” in clothing to be accepted by her family, friends and peers, heals the separation of her relationship with others by opening her heart to love and accept herself she is. This by not making her happiness dependent upon being accepted by others. That is an miracle.
A young man, who gives up the belief that he “cannot cry or show emotion, cause then he will appear feminine,” heals the separation within himself, by opening his own heart to love and allow his emotions to flow releases all his tension, guilt, shame, repression he has held within for so long. That is an miracle.
All miracles exists in this moment, right now, through love and forgiveness. You always have held the key and the power. You have always been the cause of your suffering. You have always determine what something that happens means to you. You have made it all up as you went along. Let’s heal the separation, cause you and God, have never been separate; You and I, have never been separate; You may believe you are, but only your belief holds you there and releases you from your suffering.
Are you ready to for a miracle?
Are you ready to embrace who you really are?
Are you ready to love?
Open your heart, tell me your truth, tell God, tell Buddha, tell Jesus your truth. Surrender all your suffering. Right now, this moment.
If you’re keeping track of how many things someone does wrong, are you also keeping track of what someone does right? Are you also keeping track of what you do wrong and right? Keeping track of wrong and rights does not make you loving at all, just an ego who is gathering evidence to use as ammo towards another to make themselves appear right. That is separation of your self from another. To give up keeping a record of wrongs would be the most loving thing you could do. If you really want to love them, let go of all those thoughts, ideas and records of wrong and that allows you to love them as they are and that unites both of you. Remember it does not matter if one is perfect, only if one is being loving towards each other. Even when they are not, still be loving for you are being a “demonstration” of love and doing that gives others the permission to do the same.
You cannot help another help themselves, if they are not willing, able and ready to do so. Neither can you help yourself. Correction of errors can only happen is one is ready, willing and able to change his or her own consciousness. That is forgiveness in action.
To the ego (mind) it does not make sense to love something and let it go; for the ego attaches to what is impermanent tries to make a person or object permanent and that is the cause of suffering. Love knows that a thing that is born is not meant to be permanent; what comes must eventually go; because love is here to just experience itself as a sun, moon, bird, wave, thought or person for the moment then it goes. What makes the ego suffer is not the person but the loss of the attachment it had formed. So mourn, because all experience is teaching you how to truly love without conditions and accept what is.