• Rev. Ani

Your Own Pure Heart

Updated: Dec 19, 2020

an advent reflection on Matthew 5:8

photo by Rustam Mussabekov on Unsplash.com

Love, give us pure vision!

Dear One,


I am writing to remind you of things you already know. There is a place in you and everyone that is inherently innocent. When you judge yourself and others, you are seeing through the eyes of your own feelings of guilt or self-righteousness, and those emotions warp your perspective.


Emotions are just energy flowing through you. To feel deeply is one of the gifts of being human. Strong feelings can motivate you to take action and can facilitate the opening of your heart in empathy and compassion. These same emotions, however, can obscure your vision, causing you to feel shame and to project blame.


Today is the occasion for you to meet yourself as a child, choosing to see all people through the eyes of Love, the eyes that behold you always in your innocence. When you take off the glasses of guilt and blame, you have clarity of vision and can embrace your own pure heart.


Remember, this moment is an opportunity to connect to Love, and therefore, to live into the fullness of who you are.


As always, do what best awakens you to love,

Your Inner Wisdom

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