Written by Florence Mary on January 21, 1992.
Where are the words of God? Many times they are not heard because most people do not listen to their inner most voice. That voice is often silenced by fear. It takes great courage for most of you to listen to your inner voice, for most of the time, it says things that you would rather not hear. This is the voice of our past experience, speaking of all we have known and all we have ever known since our creation.
In each incarnation, you hear that voice with varying degrees of trust and faith. You are deeply affected by the present circumstance of your lives and often allow that voice only to speak of what is now present in your lives. You must live in the present always and the voice may speak to you of your past lives but it is important that you understand that this is only to help you understand the circumstances of the present and deal with these circumstances with love. None of you are to live in your pasts. Not even in this life. When today has passed to tomorrow, when this hour has gone and another begins, when the second hand moves to the next second, it is the past and you cannot change the past, only the moment you are at. Therefore, past lives mean nothing in this one and while they may shed light on your circumstances, what is important is how you live this life, how you overcome your fears and the doubts you have chosen to work on in this existence. To live in the past is to live no life at all. It is to deny your purpose.
If one’s present husband was once one’s mother and you have old business to settle, you must look in the present for the solution to those past difficulties. Very few people actually benefit from this knowledge. There are those who would even have you think that the injustices done in the past, justify in the present or allow one to feel justified in treating you or treating another badly because of past wrongs. This is not the purpose of remembering past lives. Remembering past lives only helps you to see how your choices drive your life forward. They should help you see the habit of your choices, made either in love or from fear and doubt, and what that has meant to your lives. Remember, love and all that it entails is the key. Love is the only thing that embodies all virtue.
True love forgives all but the other side of forgiveness is condemnation and as always there must be a balance between the two. Condemnation viewed through love becomes discernment that allows you to see things as they are and choose things not from judgement and fear but from love, knowing that certain things are not for you. One must always acknowledge injustice before it can be overcome. Love is like a well cut diamond and is the most precious gem. But in the cutting, one false step and that precious gem is ruined forever. The scales of love, like justice are delicately balanced and you must be careful not to teach only the good parts of love. Indeed, some of the negative parts serve a purpose. That purpose is to allow you to let more light in when it is dark and what is reflected back is a radiance beyond measure. It is knowledge. Knowledge gained through hard work and study. It is always a never ending process, one in which you are ever expanding and encompassing all that comes into your sphere of existence.
You must always be sure that the lessons you are learning are the ones you were meant to learn. Many times, you miss the true lesson because you have no self love or esteem. Because of that, you live lives of quiet desperation and you never hear the voice which tells of the love that is there for you. There is no punishment to life, only the living of choice. When one falls in love and has children, you do not worry about your gene pools or what could be produced by them, nor do you look at a child with congenital heart problems and say that this is his choice. Love keeps this knowledge from us. But the child does choose the vehicle to reside in but you then must help him to be all that he can be in that vehicle.
A soul always has the choice and sometimes decides to take the vehicle anyway, for there is really no right or wrong way to live. here, there are merely lessons to be learned, fears to be conquered and coming to know the God-Creator as your personal mentor.
Know this and be of God. All unfolds as it should.