Love is the only way, beloveds. As I say this, I believe that you and I may not have the same definition of love. I certainly don't mean love sweety-sweet. I don't mean that love has to look a certain way. I don't mean that love always gets you the immediate result you want. It's not that you predicate love and that you love FOR something in mind. It is that you love. You love for love's sake, for your sake, and for Mine.
I go so far as to say that love is the only cure, and yet the love you give does not always seem to cure, certainly not soon enough, or even ever. What it absolutely does mean is that it cures you of less than loving, all those things that tie you up in knots.
Someone may declare war with you, yet, to your dismay, your love and desire do not stop the war and create peace. Yet, beloveds, when you give love from your heart, hate and anger no longer dominate, and you have more peace.
Bombs can be bursting, and still you can give love. You must give love, or you will have no peace.
At the same time, when it comes to love, love is not meant to be a technique. It is not meant to be a useful tool. It is not meant to be a means for you to gain whatever you want to gain, no matter how worthy it may be and how much you deserve it. Give love, yet not use love on others to change them. If love is to be named a technique, it is a technique to use to heal yourself. You do love yourself according to how you love your neighbor. It is really so simple, beloveds.
Love is not meant to be a love potion, like one you might buy at a pharmacist's or a magic store. Love is not a love potion guaranteed to make someone of your choice fall in love with you.
Love is something you give freely for its own sake. The guarantee that love gives is that, as you give love from your heart, your heart will have more love contained within it, and your heart will be happier.
And when you cannot find love in your heart for another, perhaps you can find a greater understanding. This does not mean that you make excuses for anyone. You don't, not for another, and not for yourself. It is not for you to make excuses for anyone. Making excuses is a waste of time, and it keeps you where you are. It keeps you shortsighted.
The Great Ones did not go around making excuses for anyone. They did not make excuses, because they did not sit in judgment. When you excuse someone, you may feel superior, and you are really saying: "Okay, they didn't do what I think is right or that anyone would think is right. Because I stand above them, I will be benevolent, and now, I, in my mind, apologize for them."
Excuses are readily available. When it comes to yourself, there is no gain in your justifying what you regret either. "I couldn't help it" may be true, yet all excuses are poor excuses, beloveds. Neither accuse nor excuse yourself. Get past excuses. Just keep moving forward in life.
Come to a greater plain before you where you can see further, where you can see beyond the grassy plain, where you can see more of the Vastness and get closer to it.