Michigan, US of A, January 4, 2015.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Vulnerability — The Condition for Attraction”

Received by Chris Maurus.

Ophelius: “Today I would like to speak about what it means to be ‘vulnerable.’ The context for which I speak of is the vulnerability of the heart. All meaningful and lasting relationships are formed when the heart is in this condition. Only when the heart is open, trusting and willing to be tested can a spiritual connection be formed and bonded. Relationships are spiritual by nature, and it can be no other way, for it was created this way and is a part of the mechanics of life in the universes. Vulnerability, therefore, is the condition of the heart that attracts the connection.

“There are many of you who are ‘walking wounded’ for having once left your heart open and vulnerable to another only to become hurt, disappointed and disillusioned by the reality that love means something very different from one heart to another. From that painful lesson, you put up walls and fortresses around the heart to protect it from the pain of rejection and in doing so, your future relationships suffer by keeping all others at a distance.

There is a saying on your world, ‘It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.’ There is much truth in this statement because there is eternal value in the ‘love’ and also is there value in the lesson of love lost. It is in the loss that you can find the understanding that love is not universally understood and that there are many layers that shroud its more pure form. It makes sense then to seek for it again in a more pure form or at least in a form that is closer to your own understanding of love. Yet, love can never be understood in a more pure form unless the heart is again made vulnerable where it can attract a more mirror-like connection.

“Salvation is nothing more than opening the heart in trust and faith to God and allowing yourself to be vulnerable by peeling away the protective layers that you have built up along the journey of your life. Think about those lifelong friendships you have — Do they not have a high degree of trust? These are friends you can talk to about anything without fear of judgment or rejection. Why is that? It is because the connection you have is bi-directional, open and trusting and it is very vulnerable because the loss of a friendship like this would be emotionally devastating. A trusting relationship like this has fewer layers that divide it and so the understanding of love between the two is more agreeable — there is greater synchrony.

“The more spiritual growth there is, the greater is your understanding of love — for they are one and the same — The more you love, the more you grow, for this is a part of your purpose in life — to learn how to love. Learning how to love brings you in greater synchrony with God’s pure and unconditional love. Ascension therefore, is the journey to become perfect and god-like and it can only be achieved by your ability to learn how to love as God loves. This requires vulnerability of the heart, my friends. Without it, your relationships remain on the surface — they are illusions. To love with a pure and open heart is to be ‘real,’ and only those things that are ‘real’ go with you into eternity.

“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”

Edited by Linda Abell.

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