SHORTCUTS TO THE HEART
Most personal problems of whatever kind, and so whatever kind of problems
we find in the world at large, are brought upon us because of our failure
to recognize just who we are and what it is that we are to be about in the
life that we find ourselves in. The fact that we had many times heard such
things as, God created each one of us out of nothing, created each one of
us to be most unique, created each one of us to His Own Image and Likeness,
created each one of us to get to know, love and serve Him and thus find
eternal bliss, has by and large made very little impact on any of us.
These truths, lodged in the mind, have not found themselves, and perhaps
have not even been given the opportunity to find themselves, making their
way to become an integral part of our everyday life. In so many cases,
they have received a mere mental assent, a mental nod, and allowed to
remain without fertilizing one's life, bearing no productive fruit, having
absolutely no effect on one's everyday behavior.
It is not the scope of this article to delve into reasons for the above
condition which most everyone finds themselves in. I do wish to shout,
scream in the quietest, gentlest of voice, the kind that Jesus used and
still uses and the voice of our pleading Heavenly Mother. The need to slow
down is in favor of coming to our senses to that we can take stock of our
life, get a bearing, and freely, with a depth of conviction, make a choice
of living that life which the Father had designed for each one of us from
all eternity, a life which would bring with it peace of mind, peace of
heart and peace of soul. We can never come to our senses while on the run.
To make use of anything, and everything at our disposal, the aid - coming
from God Himself, aids coming forth from men of good will, we must, must
SLOW DOWN. The need to slow down is absolutely essential in order that
each one of us might take possession of our senses, of ourselves. There
are many pearls of great price. This is one that surpasses most.
Once the soul is in a state of quiet, the Holy Spirit, dwelling within us,
can do something which we cannot do ourselves. We have been told by Jesus
that "if you obey the commandments, you will discover who you are." We
cannot obey the commandments unless the Spirit is given the opportunity to
teach them to the heart so that the heart can abide by them. The Spirit
will also make it crystal clear that each one of us is a PERSON. God the
Father is a PERSON, God the Son is a PERSON, God the Holy Spirit is a
PERSON. He makes it clear to ME that I am a PERSON, that I have dignity
and worth and that I have been given as a life far above any and every
other earthly creature. As a PERSON, I am able to carry on a person to
PERSON relationship with my very Maker. Once realized, this little bit of
truth has enough power to blow my mind right into my heart.
In the next installment I will continue to impart valuable tips
on "Shortcuts to the Heart."