MADE WITH LOVE Book Series

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WORDS FROM THE HEART

Luisa Rodrigues

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We waste more time in brooding over the past, which we cannot recall or in
anticipating the evils of the future, which we may never meet than possessing our
souls in the living present. The evils that afflict society arise from the lack of seeing
things from the standpoint of the soul; we have a wrong standpoint and everything is
out of focus. If we lived for the soul, cared for what made the soul a more living
reality and less for the meat and drink and paraphernalia of the body, the whole
world would be transfigured.

We forget that the soul is the thing. Soul is the Real Self, the only part of us which
lasts, the Divine in us, which we are sacrificing to the things of the day. It is through
the Soul that we obtain inspiration. The Soul links us with the Universe of God—with
the Soul of the World. And when we lose touch with our Soul, we become a mere
prisoner in the dungeon of matter, through which we peer a little way by the windows
of the senses. What we do not seem to see is that the Soul is not a mere abstraction.
It is the Power which enables us to do all things. Make time to save eternity, to
possess it now and to know God.

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Accustom yourself to seek
God in your heart and you will
find Him.

All inspiration comes from the Father.

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All knowledge of God comes from
within.

All nature—from the stone, worm,
tree, flower, bird, beast, up to
man—is the expression of God’s
countenance;
God lives in all things—
All creation is God.
All souls are eternal, being parts
of the Divine Essence.

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All that He asks of us is that we
should aspire to higher life—
Get nearer
And ever nearer
To God our Father.

All things are not only progressive
but are eternally progressing.

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All things work together for
good.

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Always avoid negative thinking—
It shuts off your good.

Always choose wisely!

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Always do the best you can.

An affirmation for you—
I am so happy my soul
expands in love.

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Are we not all brothers and sisters?

Are we not sons and daughters of a
common Father?

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As a door shuts,
Another door opens immediately.

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As in so many other
ways, moderation is the
keynote of health.

Ask and ye shall receive is
true.

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A soul can never, never die.

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As we travel onward, we can look
upward in hope, for there is
always something above.

Bear in mind that life is a book and
a page is turned at the close of
every day.

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Be guided by the example of
Jesus. He came to overcome
enmity by love.

Believe you have it and act
as if you have already
received.

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Bend your knees in prayer;

Raise your voice in thanksgiving to the Mighty God,

The source of all Light and Love.

Be simple.
Be true.
God knows all.
His love will never fail.
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Cheer up.
Heaven, home and love are all in store for us.
The miseries of the earth are but for a day.
The joys of heaven for all time and eternity.

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Desire only what God
desires for you. Will only
what God wills for you.

Devote your whole day to
God in prayer, thoughts,
word and action.

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Do to others as you would they should do to you.
Think of others as you would have others think of you.

Eternity stretches forever before
us.

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Find time for listening each day. We must also learn how to listen. First, it is essential
to be alone and quiet. Even then you will find that though the body is still and the
eyes closed to keep out outside impressions, the mind is a teeming chaos of
impulses and impressions flitting back and forth in mad confusion. Classify these
thoughts and concentrate on one to still the others. This helps to think and to reach
the silence necessary to hear the voice of truth, which is our consciousness of
immortality.

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Forward and onward and
upward is the line of march
marked out for us by the
Infinitely Wise Director of All
Things.

Freely ye have received,
freely give.

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God

always

accepts

an

honest will as if the deed had
been successfully performed.

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God is good;
His mercy is beyond anyone's
power to limit.

God is Love
And all who love are in God
And He in them.

God is our daily unfailing and
inexhaustible supply.

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God loves all His creatures;
His gifts are for all His children,
for it is His great pleasure to
give His children all they can
receive.

We suffer want on

account of our lack of faith in
God!

Good and evil mean truth and
error. In dropping error and taking
up truth, we advance quite a
distance on the road to wisdom.

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Greed is a drug in heaven’s
market. If you have a dollar
more than you know what
to do with, get rid of it as
quickly as you can.

Happy are they who have risen
from the selfish and narrow aims
of personal ambition and greed
and are working and waiting for
the perfect day—

The

birthday

of

human

brotherhood.

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Hope, patience and diligence will
eventually conquer all things.

If I had only one message to
give, this is the message—
Love. If love were the ruling
influence, sorrow would be
hard to find and heartaches
would be felt nowhere.

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If you would dwell in peace,
Learn to love deeply.

Intuit God.
See Him in all things;
See Him in the winds;
Perceive His attributes in all
Nature’s workings.

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It is exactly as Master Jesus
taught—

And all things, whatsoever ye
shall ask in prayer, believing, ye
shall receive. Therefore, I say
unto you, what things so ever ye
desire, when ye pray, believe
that ye receive them and ye
shall have them.

It is in love and in service that we
find our salvation.

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It is the waiting and contrite
humble heart that receives the
heavenly influx, which is power
irresistible.

Keep on wishing and praying with all
your might.

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Life is in all things—
And God is the central Life of
All.

Life, life, eternal life.

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Love and God are the same and
when, from any cause, you hate or
do not love, to that extent you shut
God out from your life.

Love is the goal.
In loving one another we love God,
For God is love.

Love is the greatest power we
know. Without love, we can
never understand or have any
conception

of

our

heavenly

home.

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Make sacrifices.

Material life is necessary to
unfold character,

To develop the real self,

The Divine part in man—

The only principle that endures
forever.

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Never cease from loving. Jesus
said a good deal about love.
Look up what He said and live it.
Love God by pouring yourself
away. Love your fellows by
giving them all you possess of
light and truth. Love LOVE for
her own blessed sake. Such love
will bring you nearer heaven.

Only feel that the power which has led
you so far will open up your path and
show you the way.

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Our real incentive is to comply
with our Father's will.

Our thoughts are things—
Real to the soul as material things are
to the material body.

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Point and lead the way toward
heaven by driving out ignorance
with knowledge, evil with good,
inharmonious

thoughts

with

thoughts of peace, beauty and
harmony.

Prayer fosters the dawning of a
higher life.

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Prepare for your good and do
something to show you expect it
to materialise.

Put fear behind you!
Fear is a power opposed to life;
It is an illusion.
Fear has no reality of its own.
Its power is generated from
within ourselves.
Cast it out.
Never fear again.

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Remember this—
The greater the darkness of the night,
The greater the brilliance of the dawn.

Remind yourself of the deep blue
sky;

The fluttering gold of autumn;

The thrill of fern fronds

And the sweet stirring earth of
spring.

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Seek God through the doors of
your own soul.

Seeking earnestly for truth serves
as a channel through which we
will receive it.

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Self-development is our first aim in
life.

Self-knowledge and self-control
form habits of right choice.

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Send out from the centre of
your being honest thoughts
and honest purposes and you
will receive such in return.

Sincerity is the manifestation of a
mind who seeks the truth.

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Somewhere within the soul,
There is silence.
Attain to it.
It is a pearl of great price.

Straight and narrow is the
way.

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Strive with your entire mind
to hold beautiful thoughts,
for it is well worth your
every effort towards faith.

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Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty,
My memory, my understanding and my whole will.
All that I am and all that I possess You have given me.
I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will.
Give me only Your love and Your grace;
With these, I will be rich enough,
And will desire nothing more.
—Prayer of St Ignatius

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The kingdom of heaven is
within you.

The only way we can progress is to go
forward.

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The pathway is love—
Love

leads

to

a

true

understanding of God and
His Kingdom.

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The pinnacle of all progress is
God.

The present is the only real
there is.

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There is a lesson in every phase
of

work,

in

every

joy

and

sorrow—

That lesson is LOVE.

Until we fully realise this truth,

We

will

not

become

full

heirs of the Kingdom of God

For He who loves is born of
God.

There is no end to life—
The spirit is eternal.

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There is nothing we cannot have if we earnestly desire and constantly strive to
obtain it. To wish and strive for a thing is the only way to obtain anything whatsoever.

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The things that really count are the
things of the mind and the spirit.

The pinnacle of all progress is God.

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The problem of life is surely to avoid the waste of straying into cul-de-sacs or being
led into devious ways, which do not help you forward. In other words, what you have
to do is to see the point towards which you are tending and to persistently press
towards it. It is the things unseen which are eternal and the things invisible which
alone are of value. And my object is to urge you to concentrate life in the body on
objects that will last after you reach this side and not on those which cease to profit
after death.

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Thine, O Lord, is the greatness and
the power

And the glory and the victory and
the majesty;

All that is in the heavens and the
earth is Thine;

Thine are all kingdoms, O Lord, and
Thou art exalted as head over all.

Both riches and honour come
of Thee;

In Thine hand is power and
might and in Thine hand, it is to
make great

And to give strength unto all.

Now, therefore, O Father, we
thank Thee and praise Thy
glorious name.

Amen

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Think—a loving thought is a
prayer. Thoughts are real things
to the soul.

To rob our fellow beings is
wasteful folly.

To divide our

jewels with them would be riches
untold. There is no justice in
robbing Peter that Paul may
gain—We are all brothers in
wisdom, love, justice and truth.

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Trust in God for your daily supply.

We are living in the very vortex of
change.

Change always brings great effects
when it takes place.

We need not fear it—

Wisdom is always ready to build
more beautiful structures on the
ruins of the old.

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Where I am there is life—
a life that has love as its
vital breath.

With

realisation

comes

manifestation.

What does this mean?

Let

every

word
express

and

thought,

every

every

action

your

unwavering

faith in God's Divine Plan.

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We live in deeds—not years;
In thoughts—not breaths;
He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest and acts the best.

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What is your greatest desire?

Unite your earnest desire with
wisdom

and

pray

for

knowledge.

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What

would

we

know

about

appreciating the sunshine if there
were no clouds that passed over
the sun's face?

What would we know about the
good, fine and pleasant weather if
there were no storms?

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When a man loves his brother as
himself, he will do him every
kindness in his power and will
divide with him even his last loaf.

When love abides in our hearts,
selfishness makes its exit and misery
becomes a stranger.

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When love and wisdom meet
and join hands,

The gates of heaven are wide open to
them.

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Heaven and happiness extend forever
before us—
The more wisdom we obtain the
nearer heaven we are;

It is love and wisdom which
make heaven;
It is ignorance and error which
make hell or unhappiness.

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When the cold dark days of winter are with us, we are chilled. We forget that spring
has dawned on many past winters. We forget that death leads to resurrection and
regenerated life—life in a wider sphere of extended usefulness, with nobler aims,
with truer purpose. We forget that death is only the dying of the grain of seed, which
is the condition of abundant increase. Death in life is the spiritual motto. Death
culminating in a higher life. Victory in the grave!

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Wisdom is the comprehension of
truth—

Knowledge is the road that takes us
there.

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With God, all things are possible.

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Your spirit is a storehouse of
effects and each effect is a
chapter in your life.

You will succeed if you really strive.

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Other Volumes in the Series
Made With Love—All For Love

Made With Love—Glimmerings of Spiritual Things

Made With Love—God In His Works

Made With Love—Godwards

Made With Love—Mother Love

Made With Love—Words of Comfort and Good Cheer

Made With Love—Words of Power

Made With Love—Words of Spiritual Wisdom

Made With Love—Soul Seeds

Made With Love—The Best of Some Things

Made With Love—The Soul of Things

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