What Is on Your Mind Today?

God said:

What is on your mind today? Unless the thought is giving you great happiness, get it off your mind. When a mosquito lands on you, you swat it. You don't even give it a thought. You simply don't want biting mosquitoes on your arm.

When it's a thought that doesn't belong in your mind, when it's a nagging thought, or a biting one, summarily give it a swat and find better thoughts.

How many of your thoughts are thoughts that you would rather not have? They are thoughts of the past or thoughts of the future, and they fill up your beautiful mind. They nag you. They get you out of sorts. Is that not true? Well, then, get rid of them. They are leeches. They erode your heart. They take years off your life. They give you wrinkles.

Perhaps you think that a world without negative thoughts is simply not possible. Perhaps you wonder what the multitude of your thoughts would be then? What would you think about? What would you talk about?

It is very possible that you wouldn't fill up every gap. It is likely that there would be more silence. Would that be so bad? Would it be so bad to sit with a friend in silent conversation, or with Me? Is this objectionable to you?

You may be strong on energy conservation, and now I ask you to consider conserving your own energy. Perhaps you think all your wayward thoughts, your good-for-nothing thoughts, are an exercise that will help you lose weight or keep a slim figure. The actuality is far from it. Every undue thought adds pounds. They supply you with extra weight to carry around. Certainly, heavy thoughts weigh you down.

Have your thoughts been as big-footed as the Yeti? Why not have thoughts like butterflies? Thoughts so lovely that you would want to keep them always. What might some of these thoughts be, beloveds? What are the thoughts that you would like to keep near you? What thoughts make you happy right now? Can you have them? Can you keep them lively? Can you draw more thoughts like these to multiply your happiness?

Your happiness and your unhappiness come from your thoughts. The power of your thoughts is indisputable. Your mind is innocent. The mind cannot say to some thoughts, "Work your power," and say to others, "Hey, make these thoughts ineffectual." The mind can do many things. It can play all kinds of tricks, yet it can't sort out thoughts into powerful or unpowerful. The mind can discern, but it can't turn on nor off the power of thought. The mind can lend connotations, but the connection of all your thoughts is universal. The wiring cannot be switched on and off.

I do know it's easy to feel that you are at the mercy of thoughts. You may have been, yet that was before you knew that thoughts were up to you. You thought you had to admit them all, and treat them all fairly. This is not the case at all. This is one time when you don't have to be democratic and say all are welcome. Oh, no, this is one time when you can bar the door and know it is a great thing to do.

Just as you do not need to be all things to all men, you don't have to foster every thought that appears. There are wanted thoughts and unwanted thoughts, and that's perfectly okay. That's quite all right. Let some thoughts in, and do not admit some others. And if, somehow, if some thoughts enter and you think better of it, shoo them out. What do you need them for? They're not your original thoughts anyway.

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This morning as part of my

This morning as part of my morning meditation, I gathered up the thoughts of hurt and fear and put them in a trash bag and handed them to God. Then I let God's love (like dialysis) wash through me and carry away the impurities - the negative thoughts that leave me so utterly drained and also lead to sickness of mind, body and spirit. And then I come to this amazing Heaven Letter...it is as though God is saying to me - I got the trash bag....replace it with butterflies and love and harmony and SILENCE!!!!! Quietude with God is one of the greatest gifts.
And so I send my thoughts of Love, Joy, Peace, Harmony and Oneness with God's creation out like butterflies gently touching everyone
Make it a beautiful day!
With love to all - Marysunshine

Getting close to God

Hi Gloria, I read heaven letters and they truly feel like the words
straight from God. I wanted to know that how do I create my love for God.
Sometimes I feel so miserable about my life and I just want to leave
everything up to God and let him handle the things but then on the other
hand I’m holding on to my problems as well. I feel like as if I haven’t done
my part yet. I am very confused. Even though I say my greetings to him every
mornings and every night, I still don’t feel any closer to him yet. How can
I tell that God is really close to me and I can place my trust in him
completely. Please advise. Is it true that the more you want to get close to
God the more he’ll make you go through tests.

Beloved Satinder, I love

Beloved Satinder,

I love the honest way you express yourself. And you are everybody. That is what almost all of us feel, one way or another. Certainly, everyone wants more and more of God, and, fortunately, there is more.

Yes, Heavenletters are God’s love, and Heavenletters are His.

I’m glad to see that you subscribe to Heavenletters. I believe that you get an extra boost from God when the Heavenletter comes directly to you. I can’t say that’s a fact, but I sure think so.

As to your question about God's making us go through tests, my understanding is that God does not make us go through tests, not at all.

There are people on this forum who will post magnificent responses here that enrich us all, just as your most human question has enriched us. Let’s see what they have to say.

I will look forward to your responses as well, Satinder.

Again, thank you for speaking your heart.

God bless you.
With love,

Swatting mosquitoes

Dear Satinder,

as far as I understand it, God's answer to your question, "How do I create my love for God", is that you don't. He says that you are made from love and are that love. There is, of course, something which grows, and that is your awareness of love. God's love for you just IS and your love for God just IS. They are One love. But it can be hard to notice that fact since most of the time there are way too many other things on our mind

For me, the path towards at least a tiny bit of that awarenes -- enough of it to know that God's words in Heavenletters are absolutely true -- has been in just reading Heavenletters and allowing myself to take them in deeply. It simply transforms you almost imperceptibly over the weeks and months because they seep in and sink in whether you notice it or not.

Now this particular Heavenletter gives us a wonderful "technique" for coming closer to our awareness of love: swatting mosquitoes. Experimenting with it, I find it can be challenging at times but most of all it's fun.

I think the most inportant thing to note here is that Your happiness and your unhappiness come from your thoughts. And what logically follows from that is the question, What thoughts make you happy right now? Can you have them? Can you keep them lively? During times when I am lucky enough to be able to stay in my awareness of love, swatting or just shooing mosquitoes can be a wonderul experience. And I find it really has nothing violent about it: You just softly turn away from a nagging or fearful thought and back to your awareness of joy. You do it again and again if necessary, trying not to become impatient. In my experience, this takes some experimentation and some getting used to. But the only "practice" I'm doing for this is to read Heavenletters with my heart as widely open as I am able to keep it at any given moment.

There are times where, as God says, you feel that you are at the mercy of thoughts. I certainly feel helpless sometimes when my experince seems to be nothing but swarms of mosquitoes. You spoke of God perhaps testing us. I don't think He does. I don't think God is playing games the way we do. I think he just wants to cheer us on and wants to do it lovingly, not by putting pressure on us. I think the "testing" is nothing but ego feeling threatened and sending lots of mosquitoes to ensure continued control. That is to be expected. Softly try to turn back to joyful thoughts of this loving God and this beautiful Earth. It did take me some time to get accustomed to this simple movement. It won't be too long and it's well worth some sustained and patient effort.

Dear Satinder, As Gloria

Dear Satinder,

As Gloria says, “you are everybody”, because we all have or have had the same questions that you have, me included. I totally agree, word for word, with Jochen’s loving response to you, I couldn’t have said it better.

There is something that I would like to add though, regarding thoughts and the awareness of them. It is a simple technique that I learned a while ago. It began, by become aware of the language that we use and often innocently, phrases that are commonly uttered like: “he/she is a pain in my neck” or “this makes me sick”, or “this kills me”, and so on…… Once I caught myself verbalizing or even thinking that way, I learned to stop…..and replace that sentence by a positive one like: “he/she is mirroring me”, or “I am learning from this”, or “I am getting better and better”, and so on……. At the beginning it seems fake, but becomes a habit after a while and the world around, literally changes! Once I learned that “thoughts are things” or “every thought is a prayer”, that they affect our body chemistry and therefore our body, I became much more aware of them and more ready to replace the negative ones by positive ones. It works! That is why I am so glad and thankful for this particular “Heavenletter”!

You are loved dearly!

4 Heavenletter Haikus for

4 Heavenletter Haikus for you

Hello Friends,

God said sit with Me
In silent conversation
And find better thoughts

God said think better
You can keep your thoughts lively
Thoughts like butterflies

God said fill your mind
Multiply your happiness
Have thoughts so lovely

God said Beloveds
Keep thoughts that make you happy
You can have them now

Love, Light and Aloha!

Don't Take This in an "Abominable" Way, Okay?

I love our fine, furry friends, so please do not take this in an "abominable" sort of way, okay?

It's time to squash the Sasquatch!

Source said through Gloria:

"Have your thoughts been as big-footed as the Yeti?"

I thought that line was worth a trip up Everest. I got a big chuckle out of it, rather than a "Big Foot" in the brain which often leads me to a "Big Foot" in the mouth.

Know what I mean? Sometimes my thoughts are like skunk apes, especially when I first wake up in the morning. Me think they stink.

"Have your thoughts been as big-footed as the Yeti? Why not have thoughts like butterflies? Thoughts so lovely that you would want to keep them always."

Yes, someone said "It's good to be the king." Monty Python maybe? I now say, based on the above lines, that's it's time to become a monarch of the mind.

A pretty little monarch or maybe even a swallowtail.

Not only that, then we won't have to swallow so many of our own tales.

I have not figured it all out Yeti, but I'm working on it.

Gloria Be back soon I hope.