A very dear friend and myself were very kindly gifted a present each for Christmas by an elderly gentleman, who we had come to know, love, and care for. I accompanied my friend when she went to purchase her gift. She was given a price limit, which was considerable, and also she was not to limit herself by looking at the price. She was to choose what she really felt drawn to and wanted.
She eventually settled on a couple of lovely hearts to choose from. As she was choosing the shop assistant brought over a very small heart, I looked at it and liked how it hung off the chain at an angle with one small diamond sitting at the lower end of the heart. It had a quiet beauty.
The heart my friend chose was very beautiful, a reasonable larger one that was surrounded by diamonds with an infinity symbol in the centre, it was one of a kind. She had not allowed herself to go into what the cost may be, but gave herself full permission to accept the heart that she felt drawn to, with appreciation.
I did not know it at the time but the following week it was my turn to visit the same jewellery store and select a piece of jewellery for myself, with the same conditions applying.
I remembered the small heart that I had seen the previous week, which I had really liked and went back and chose that one. When the purchase was made I was pleased to find that there was money left over to give back to my very generous friend, who by the way, gave it straight back to me.
I brought the heart home and shared my gift with my husband. I liked how delicate and gentle it was, not at all an out there piece of jewellery. As I held it up to my neck, my husband’s comment was “it is so small I can hardly see it.” I was taken back and startled a little by the comment. We discussed at some length the smallness and insignificance of this little heart.
This brought up so much sadness for me. I always knew that there was a part of me that was tender and precious and that little heart was likened to my own little heart, one that I had held close to me, protected, out of sight for fear of being hurt.
This heart had no chance to be seen and loved in all its beauty for it to grow. It was like being held in a cocoon which gave me a feeling of quiet repose. But really, as I now came to realise I was actually shutting away my love and this reserved feeling was cutting me off from sharing myself and my love with others.
My husband asked me how I really felt when buying the heart. I was then surprised that the little heart represented how most of my life had been lived and it was now time to come out and be seen, for a change.
So back I went to the jewellery shop the very next day and asked to exchange the little heart. This time I choose to open up to more of me and feel more deeply what felt right for me.
It was a really beautiful experience to select something of beauty just for me. In the past, I have always had trouble receiving gifts, I would often say “oh you shouldn’t have” as if I was not worthy to receive anything; this belief I carried throughout most of my long life.
After some time looking at all the various shaped hearts I came across a heart that was just perfect – it was larger than the little insignificant one, this one had diamonds three quarters of the way around and it was out there shining, and it too was one of a kind, and I loved it.
This heart was to me a symbol of how my own inner heart, full of radiant love and beauty, can be uncovered and connected to. I need not to be fearful of hurt anymore, for I now know the joy I feel when I allow myself to shine and share this love with all people, without any reservation, knowing they too hold this divine love deep within.
I now could let others see the beauty I have for so long hidden.
Each of the two hearts reflected to me a state of being in the way I have and can live my life, one of being closed and protected or one of being open and free, engaging with life in all that it offers.
I now have a choice. No matter what age we are, it is never too late to shine.
My inner Divine heart would never have been given the space to come out and shine had I not come across the teachings of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine which gave me a reflection of Divine love, a love that is held deep within, by us all.
Jill S., Australia