Take the cover off your heart the way you would a lid off a pan. The lid perhaps served for a while. It kept the steam in. Now it is time for the contents of the pan to be served to all who sit at your table. Do you understand Me? You are the table, and you are the pan, and you are the food. All that you have in your heart is to be given. Why keep even a little bit of food left over in the pan of your heart? Throw the lid away. Let there be no top to the love that your heart delivers. Perhaps you tend to hoard a little bit. There is no keeping love to yourself, beloveds. Thatâ€™s how hearts and arteries get clogged. Even such a beautiful thing as the stream of love from your heart can get clogged when it is held tight. And so you must loose the love in your heart.
The love in your heart is a ship that must sail. It must ride the waves. Your heart is a fine sturdy ship. It weathers all the storms. The ship of your heart cannot be kept to itself. It is not happy to be moored at shore, tethered. Untie the love in your heart and let it go. It longs to travel. It longs to reach everywhere. What can give a heart greater happiness than to be set free to go where it wills?
You may say that recipients of your heartâ€™s love have not always wanted it. There isnâ€™t anyone who wouldnâ€™t welcome more love. It is possible that you were making demands to go along with your love, or the recipient of your love feared there were demands. Of course, true love does not make demands. True love freely gives hugs and hellos and goodbyes and travels on. Love does not capture. Love gives, not to its detriment but to its betterment. If another heart wants its freedom from your surge of love, then, so be it.
Love is not dependent upon what someone else wants of it or doesnâ€™t want. At the same time, love does not mark its territory. Love does not put up a flag and set payment or rules for love.
Just as you may love a certain tea and drink it every day, the tea isnâ€™t upset when you chose not to drink it tomorrow. Neither a certain tea nor a certain love need obligate you.
Love is not to cost you, nor are you to charge for it. Your heart may not be all that another wants. Perhaps another wants your heart to fulfill certain conditions. Perhaps another requires certain standards for your heart. Your heart cannot be mandated, nor can you mandate anotherâ€™s heart. No heart is to be taken prisoner. No heart is to take prisoners.
Of course, you would like your heart to be welcomed as long as you want it to be. Each heart in the world has its own timing, however. You cannot even make demands on your own heart, beloveds.
The point is that you do not own love. You cannot regulate it. You are not a despot of love.
And then you ask about faithfulness and loyalty. They do exist, and yet what someone else does with his or her heart is not yours to choose. And, so, when you have to send love at a distance, send love at a distance. It is your love that We are talking about now, not someone elseâ€™s. No one has the say over other hearts.
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