What You Are Is Perfect Imperfection

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Your less evolved areas have a right to be.

They whisper of things past.

They whisper of confusion, of unfulfillment

and of the pain of the soul separated from its God

and the longing for that Oneness again.

Realize that on this earth

there can be only relative perfection.

Realize too that you do not need to be perfect

to be loved. Love each other in your imperfections,

tenderly and completely. Be gentle with yourselves.

The demand for perfection on the physical plane

can be your worst enemy.

To insist on perfection precludes growth.

To accept imperfection as part of your humanness

is to grow.

If you can love the part of you that you think

is imperfect

then the act of transformation can begin.

When you judge it and throw it out of your heart

it becomes a hardened shell that blocks the Light.

If you deny, what is your nature?

you become deeply attached to that denial.

When you accept what is there, in its truth,

then you are released.

One does not release through rejection.

One releases through love.

To strive for Light is a beautiful calling

but you cannot find the Light

until you acknowledge the darkness.

Souls who strive in perfect yearning

are as close to perfection

as anyone in human form can be.

Who you are is a necessary step

to being who you will be, and so it goes

through eternity .

Be comfortable but not complacent

with your imperfections.

Who demands perfection?

Only you souls who are locked in human form

believe somehow that perfection is the requirement.

It is not. The requirement is sincerity,

an open heart.

That is the perfection that is demanded -

the perfect longing.

The perfection of the universe

is an encompassing reality

around the imperfection

of your human world.


From "Emmanuel's Book," Introduction by Ram Dass, Compiled by Pat Rodegast and Judith Stanton