People who have not been regenerated are dreaming; people who have been regenerated are awake. In fact, in the Word our earthly life is compared to a sleep and our spiritual life to wakefulness.
I would like to day to just call attention to the potential to open to the inward flow of divine love.
The entire purpose of life, from its beginning to its end, is to receive and express divine love in all of its iterations. The reason that the natural world is so magnificent, so intricate, and so astonishing in every facet is because it is a complete expression of divine love. We may call it ten thousand other things; but one cannot undo what it is with words. The inner eye can see it, even if the mind tries to destroy it, and the body takes action against it, and the emotions deny it in fear.
Opening the ordinary parts of the heart is not enough.
A much greater opening is necessary; and only returning again and again to the truth of Being can that opening begin to take place.