Inspiration Archives: Susan Shumsky
Susan is a spiritual teacher and the author of several books, including How to Hear the Voice of God.
If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
Here am I, my beloved child.
Come near to me and hear my words, for I am with you, and I love you.
I am right here, right now. I am here within you, and all around you. There is no place where I am not. For I am everywhere present. I am within your heart of hearts. I am the breath that you breathe. I am the blood rushing though your veins. I am the very life itself, which gives you life.
I am always here, at the heart of your being. I am your heartbeat. I am the light in your eyes. I am your footsteps. I am the works of your hands. You are never far from me, for I am everywhere present. Wherever you are, wherever you go, there I am.
I am continually knocking on your door. Hear my call and open to me. Open the door to my love, and you will be flooded with ecstasy. Let your heart open and receive all the gifts I have in store for you. I am just outside the threshold. Let me in. How long have you been seeking my presence? How many lifetimes have you struggled to hear my voice? Open the door now, and let me into your life.
You have sought me everywhere. You have chased a myriad of shadows to find me. You searched for comfort in the things of this world, and you found only disappointment. You looked for satisfaction in physical pleasures, and you found but fleeting joy. You tried to attain riches and glory, and you found mistrust, loss, and fear. What is there in this world that lasts? What can satisfy you?
There is only one source of satisfaction. That is the treasure-trove of love within your heart. That is where my presence lies. There you will find eternal peace and complete content. There is something permanent. It is your own everlasting wellspring of divine love and utter fulfillment - within you.
I am not a stranger. I am not far away from you. I am not sitting on a cloud up in a heaven somewhere, inaccessible and impossible to attain. I am right here. Allow me to be your friend. Let me be your guide. Open to my holy presence, and trust that it is I who speaks with you. Open your heart to me.
Now is the time to realize my presence around you and within you. For I am within everyone and everything. Every particle of creation is filled with my presence. Because I am everywhere, I am right here, right now, within you. I am here at hand, and all around you.
Not only am I in the starry skies, but also I am within you, in your own heart of hearts. Because I am present everywhere, I am therefore immanent. You can talk with me, and I will answer. Just ask, and then listen. Hear the whisper of your heart. Listen, and hear the "still small voice" within. It is as intimate as your own thoughts. It is within your soul.
Open to my voice, and hear my comforting words. Open to my loving presence, and feel the grace of my presence. Open to my light, and be elevated and illumed by my glory. Open to my love, and feel the rapture of my touch. Open to my grace, which is freely given, and gain sustenance from my spiritual nourishment.
If you were to listen to the "still small voice" within, and to follow my guidance, this planet would become a veritable paradise - heaven on earth.
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