More than twenty years ago, I was given a copy of the prayer below. I have never been able to find out who originally wrote it. When I was single, reading this letter was very inspiring, which is why I am sharing it with you now. As you read it (and I recommend that you do this daily), breathe in the truth of these words and notice if they open up any more space inside of you to enjoy what you have in the present, even as you joyfully anticipate what the future holds.
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, to have a deep soul relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclusively, but I say “No.” Not until you are satisfied, fulfilled and content with being alone, with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me, will you be ready to have the intensely personal and unique relationship that I have planned for you. You will never be united with anyone or anything else until you are united with Me. I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and start allowing Me to give you the most thrilling plan in existence – one that you cannot even imagine. I want you to have the best. Please, allow Me to bring it to you.
You must keep watching Me expecting the greatest of things. Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I AM. Keep listening and learning the things that I will tell you. Just wait. That’s all. Don’t be anxious. Don’t worry. Don’t look around at the things others have or that I have given them. Don’t look at the things you think you want. Just keep looking up to Me or you will miss what I want to show you. And then, when you are ready, I will surprise you with a love far more wonderful than any you have dreamed of.
You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready (I am working even at this moment to have you both ready at the same time), until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I have prepared for you, you won’t be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me. This is Perfect Love.
And Dear One, I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection, and love that I offer. Know that I love you utterly. Believe it and be satisfied.
Have a joyous, love-filled Valentine’s Day!
P.S. On February 19th, in a very special “Super Soul Sunday” exclusive interview on OWN, my sister, Debbie Ford, sits down one-on-one with Oprah and reveals a shocking secret she’s been keeping for more than eleven years. In this very intimate heart-to-heart about the shadow, denial, courage and the transformative power of love, Debbie shares her most painful shadow, one that she has never talked about until now. Plus, watch Debbie Ford’s film The Shadow Effect. Don’t miss it! Sunday February 19th at 11 AM Pacific and Eastern/10 AM Central. Not sure you get OWN? Use the Channel Finder at Oprah.com to find it. For more information about Super Soul Sunday, go to http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/About-Super-Soul-Sunday
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