“I invite you, from the Heaven of your holy heart, to let yourself be loved.” COL bk.2, 20:III
This quotation, attributed to Mary, suggests to me that all too often we aren’t aware of the love for ourselves that surrounds and envelops us. If we can let ourselves be loved, we will know that we are worthy of love, and this is something that we don’t often tell ourselves. In egoic thinking, we think we are just miserable people. At least some of the time.
We sometimes do a kind of dance with our nearest and dearest. If the other person becomes too close to us, for some reason this scares us, and we instigate a fight to make for distance between the other and ourselves. This makes no sense at all. It just says that we are afraid of closeness, of letting someone else, even someone we love, come too close. We are afraid of intimacy.
Let these inferior thoughts go today. We don’t need to “protect” ourselves from love, although that is what we are doing when we make for barriers to intimacy. Our nearest and dearest deserves something better from us.
So: Don’t fear anything. Just let ourselves go today, and invite love into our holy sanctuary, the “Heaven of holy heart.”
We will be blessed beyond compare.