Free as a Bird

God said:

You may have thought that life is about accumulating when, all the while, life is about letting go. Give way to life. Give away all you hold to you. Wean yourself away from your possessions. You are not your possessions. You are so much more. Have joy from what passes through your hands. Holding is not pleasure, for it is yourself you hold prisoner.

Let go of the idea of ownership. It is a mistake. All is owned by all, therefore, nothing is possessed.

Owning separates. Not owning joins. You have free will when you don’t own. When you own, the dependence upon the physical takes away your free will. You may think you live alone or for yourself alone, but you have adopted a couch, a chair, a kitchen, a pool. You have adopted a way of life that may be holding you back.

Take good care of what is in your care. Polish the furniture and bless it, but own it? No, for then it owns you.

Is it not said that you lay your treasures up in Heaven? Beloveds, it’s clear you can’t take that oil painting with you.

What you cannot take with you, you don’t have to have now. You don’t have to have it later. You don’t have to have it at all. You can walk through a museum, leave all the paintings there, and own them all. Life takes place in your mind, beloveds. You own your thoughts and feelings.

It isn’t that you aren’t to have any belongings. It is your dependency on them that you are not to have. They are not to mean so much to you. They are not to hamper you. They are not to keep you in place.

Owning things tends to keep you in place. Possessions hamper you. They tether you like an elephant. Be untethered.

You have sometimes asked that you be free as a bird. Birds carry nothing with them, oh, perhaps a worm or twig or two. They build a nest, and then they leave it without a backward glance. The birds do not think: “Oh, my beautiful nest. My eggs were hatched here. How can I leave?” The birds were meant to build their nest, and they were meant to leave it.

Now is meant to mean now, not the past, not the future. Now is now.

What do you want to be remembered by? Your oriental rug? The color of your living-room wall? The designer shoes you bought? You know better, beloveds. You know better.

Stay away from attachment in the first place. If you must feel attached to something, then be attached to Me. I will never lead you astray. I will lead you to green pastures. I will lead you away from what you believe you own, and then you will own the Universe.

The more you own, the more you own. The more you collect, the more you collect.

The more you let go of possessions, the more you let go of grudges. Did you not know that holding on is holding on?
As you hold on to physical possessions, so do you hold on to grudges. There is a parallel. With everything you give away, you gain yourself.

And then you will even give away your self, the huddled self, the little self, and then you will gain the Greatness that you were meant to be and already are. You will really know all that you are as soon as all the debris that you thought was treasure no longer owns you.

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Today's message is SO

Today's message is SO INSPIRATIONAL!!!!!
Thank you!
Many blessings.

Yes! I think this one was

Yes! I think this one was written for me, Pamela.

Looking forward to more of your posts!

Canim Gloria, I think some

Canim Gloria,

I think some people are not only attached to physical possesions but also they are attached to beliefs which are as solid as concrete. They think that God had talked to them once by means of holly books and through prophets and He had already finished his words and He has nothing more to say. :Criying:

They think that God is un-able to comminucate with us through some other, ordinary people.

They think that God - WHO is the creator of the whole universe, is limited! OFFFFFF, this is as awful as possessional obsesions I think; or maybe I should not think any more.

Today again I have thought about the number of the subscribers and that is why those thoughts popped up in my mind...


And I love God's speaking through you.


Believe you me, I love God's

Believe you me, I love God's speaking through me too!

Maybe all we have to do is to desire more subscribers. You have had good success with that, canim.

There are a lot of great spiritual people in the world who do not even know about Heavenletters. So, our purpose, I think, is to make Heavenletters known and available to those who would like to read them. No one has to, of course. It's just that we make them known and available.

That's one reason why it's so beautiful that we have translators, for translators make Heavenletters available in such an important way. To read God's words in one's own native tongue -- what a gift translators give.

We have new subscribers come every day, and I should just be happy. There is not a day that new subscribers don't come! It's just sometimes I wonder why Heavenletters aren't as well known as some other spiritual writings, but I am aware that that's probably my ego and not a real issue at all. Certainly, God is not worried!

I am happy that we have subscribers from all faiths, from every faith I know of.

And we are blessed with beautiful strong subscribers who care like you do, canim Engin.

Thank you, Gloria How

Thank you, Gloria
How bizarre I was thinking about this very think on my ride home from work today and I translated it so fast… Yes, there are many equivalents that we can exchange, anytime, anywhere. There are many routes for getting there or providing oneself with whatever’s needed. Actually I think people enjoy sharing. So “ask, dear children, ask.”

Engin & Gloria, I have your vision of sharing Heavenletters with more and more people from all over the world. They really do magic. I am very happy to translate them, every day they have “something for me”, it feels so good, like being subscribed to the right news channel. Amazing synchronicities occur… I think Heavenletters are yet to bloom to their fullest Beauty. They are going to decorate and aromatize so many lives. So let us just keep going – the best is yet to come.

Much Love to All of You in the Heavenletterс Community,


2 Heavenletter Haikus for

2 Heavenletter Haikus for you

Hello Friends,

God said wean yourself
Away from your possessions
You are not your things

God said give away
Your little self Beloveds
And gain your Greatness

Love, Light and Aloha!

Wonderful - wonderful -

Wonderful - wonderful - wonderful Heavenletter !!!!!


Hi each and everyone this

Hi each and everyone
this is so true as it happens, as we release let go our possessions, creating a space where once it was full material goods. No wonder how we lose sight of what is important.. Only God is important. in this world. How can we expect good to come in when we have blocked the way.. Is wonderful to when we give our stuff away.. Giving it a new lease of life seeing joy in other peoples faces as we give away a treasure for someone elses pleasure. It might have been a treasure of ours in the past but we have finished with it, but we always can hold on to God. Luv Daisy