Above all, let go of the fear of disapproval from others. Would that approval
were common in the world. Alas, approval has been hard to come by. Acceptance
has been hard to come by. Disapproval is easy to find. It’s a dime a minute.
When you have good motives, approve yourself. Throw away some things but never
your good heart toward yourself. Your approval means something. Others’ approval
may or may not.
You are growing and changing with or without approval or disapproval. Those
who disapprove may be well-meaning, yet who is there in the world to tell a red
rose to become a purple iris, or a yellow dandelion to become a blue-flowered
chicory? Who can presume?
Desire to be all that you want to be, and let it happen. And may others do
the same regarding themselves.
A tailor can make clothes to fit another. No one can make you to fit
another’s ideas. They can try their heads off, yet you are you, and you are
growing the best you know how and as fast as you can. You know the way to grow
just as your body knew all along. You have ways to grow that are yours. Your
ways don’t have to be someone else’s. They don’t have to be anyone else’s.
You can only follow your own inner promptings. You cannot always groom
yourself according to someone else’s desires for you. Too many people in the
world are hard to please, too hard to please.
And when it comes to your approving others, have a light touch. Others are
not your business. Everyone is My business. Approve rather than improve.
This goes for your children as well. The most auspicious way to improve your
children is to approve of them. Telling it like it is may not always be in the
best interest of the child. Rather than thinking of improving your child, think
of the ways you can encourage him and swell his heart. Oh, he will improve. He
will improve very well.
Reprimand is reprimand. Encouragement is encouragement. Do not tell your
child so much the road to follow. Show him. Even the best-intentioned parent has
to withhold his suggestions. Your child is going to follow you. He will embody
you. Let him have his space even to misbehave. You don’t have to notice. You are
not a policeman giving as many tickets as you can. Hands off as much as
It is important that you love your children, your family, your friends, from
your inner heart as I love you. It is My desire to inspire you. And so I ask you
to Inspire all. Fill hearts. Let all hearts know you are behind them. Be behind
them and not on their back.
This is easier said than done, I understand. Yet this is a great key I am
giving to you. This will open the Heavens. It will certainly open doors to and
from your heart. Use this key. Be what you want others to be. Don’t pick on any
one, not even yourself.
Open wide your heart. Love is better than criticism any day of the week. If
criticism comes in a salt shaker, use it very sparingly, maybe once a week, no
more. Choose your occasions.
You are a key. You are an opener. You are the key to open other hearts. It is
a blessing to open hearts. It is a blessing to be a messenger of love. From the
recesses of your heart, love. Turn the key of your heart now.