From the Angel of Grace:
The heart is given as a divine vessel of love, a chalice to be filled with love from the heavens. The path of the heart is that of the open chalice--a pure receptive vehicle for the love of God to both enter and flow out freely.
The way of the heart is a simple journey to the ever-deepening experience of love. The heart knows no limit other than what the mind casts around it. It knows no border other than those that the mind subscribes to. It knows no reason to withhold the love that flows so freely to and through it.
The limitation around the heart is defined by the mind and the consciousness that the mind carries. So be careful in your discernment of what circumstances will be suited to the open and giving heart. Look beneath the surface. Check carefully to see if you are not over-identifying with past places of fear, with stories of the mind, with stories from television, movies, or books. All of these things are basically thought forms--shadows of the past, ghosts that are not your own and yet haunt your thoughts.
In examining these conditions around your heart, you may find many false perceptions. You may find old, unnecessary defenses. You may find that you have a much greater capacity and opportunity than you believed. This love is unlimited. It is never diminished by giving it to another. No less than you would diminish the sea by taking a cup of water from it, can you diminish the love of heavens by giving a cup of it to another.
In thinking it through, the mind reigns over the heart. In experiencing and feeling it through, the heart reigns over the mind.
We wish to assure you that this is constant and unchanging throughout your life. There is no place, person, thing or circumstance which is not surrounded by the opportunity for love, and is not surrounded by the opportunity to open to greater receptivity and expression of love.
It is the ever-deepening experience of heaven, of being in heaven, of living and expressing heaven, that we speak to you about. You will return again and again to this interplay of the mind and the heart, in service and in devotion. It will assist you and help you find whatever ways serve you to move your consciousness to the center of your heart, and your heart to the center of your soul.
*This is the 2nd part of the message from the Angel of Grace, dealing with 3 aspects of your being that determine your ability to receive grace: Mind, Heart & Grounded-ness. Visit www.AskAnAngel.org for the full message.