everything about this existence for the lessons it would provide your soul. You chose your families, your country of origin, key people you wished to meet. You chose your body, your health, so many things!
Then you surrendered into this existence you chose, hoping to remember your light, your essence and your lessons. You dove into the toughest classroom in the universe! It is there upon your earth that you can master love. If you can remember to love the light within yourself and others on earth – a planet where the illusions of separation seem so very real – then you have learned to love in a way that is deeper, stronger, and truer than anywhere else in the universe.
You are strong if you can walk on a clear sunny day but how much stronger you have to be to walk straight in a fierce wind. You are smart if you can figure out how to get somewhere on time, but how much more clever when you do so amidst obstacles. You are strong in your love if you can love when its easy but how much more you achieve when you can love your "enemy," as the saying goes.
Why would you want to learn to love at these levels, you ask? Why not remain comfortable in the heavens and be satisfied there? We would respond, that when, at long last, you remember that you are nothing less than one with love – and so are all others – then you will remain in the heavens or come back as an enlightened being for the sheer joy of experience and contribution.
When you stop looking at yourself and life as flawed – when you see the beauty and perfection of it all – then life becomes heaven! The storms do not cease, but you walk strong and steady amidst them. The obstacles are not removed, but they no longer appear to be obstacles. Life becomes a dance of love.
We wish this joy for each and every one of you - the joy of knowing that no matter what happens on earth you can embrace it like a child. You can run into the wind and find your strength. You can move easily around the obstacles in life and be proud of your cleverness. Like a child, you can love even when those around you cannot, and you can be proud of your ability to do so.
For it is indeed, in being like a child that you enter, or rather find yourself, in the kingdom of heaven.