Saturday, February 14, 2009

Windows and Doors

Posted by Bill Frase -

People say that the eyes are a window into the soul. I think that is true. It is likely that most of us have had moments in our lives when we have looked into another’s eyes and felt that we really knew what someone else was feeling and thinking.

How we look determines what we see and what we don’t see. For example, when we are angry, our perceptions are filtered through that emotion and its associated thoughts. Some things stand out in our perceptions when we perceive through the filter of anger and other things either disappear completely or become nearly imperceptible. Our thoughts and our feelings, our beliefs and our intentions are filters over our ability to perceive things as they really are. One of the quests of my life has been to perceive things as they really are. What I have discovered is that the key to working through the project of clearing my perceptions has been who and what I have allowed to come through my soul’s doorway.

If our eyes are windows, then our hearts are the doorways to our souls. If we want our windows to be as clean and clear as possible, we need to open the door to God and the Power of God’s Divine Love. To the extent that we allow God and God’s Love into our souls through the doorways of our hearts, to that extent will our lives be transformed.

While my main focus here is windows and doors, the truth is that as we allow God to love us through the doorway of the heart, our entire spiritual house is remodeled. If we let the Great Architect of Goodness into the realm of our spiritual selves, unnecessary walls and doors will be gently removed. Windows, flooring, fixtures, plumbing, electrical work, the roof, the exterior, the landscaping, everything will eventually be made like new if not totally replaced. You will still be you, but you will be your best self living fully according to the Power of God. And it will be obvious to you and to everyone that you are different in a good way. While the eyes are windows into the soul, ours hearts are the doorways for Love. This Valentine’s Day, let Love in and enjoy the process of your very own Extreme Makeover.

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