I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 91.19:

Questioner: Secondly, we have the wand which has been seen as the power of will. Would Ra comment?

Ra: I am Ra. The concept of will is indeed pouring forth from each facet of the image of the Matrix of the Mind. The wand, as the will, however, is, shall we say, an astrological derivative of the out-reaching hand forming the, shall we say, magical gesture.

The excellent portion of the image—which may be seen distinctly as separate from the concept of the wand—is that sphere which indicates the spiritual nature of the object of the will of one wishing to do magical acts within the manifestation of your density.”

In this question Don is asking about the wand in the hand of the Matrix of the Mind, which is also known as the Magician and also as the conscious mind. He wants to know if it signifies the power of the will of the conscious mind. Ra said that the concept of the will is quite apparent throughout this card, but the wand itself is astrological in original, having been added to the Major Arcana that Ra gave to the Egyptians. In later times those of and Mesopotamia added astrological images to the Major Arcana as they were interested in astrology as a predictive science as Ra mentioned in 76.6:

The origin of this system of study and divination is twofold: firstly, there is that influence which, coming in a distorted fashion from those who were priests attempting to teach the Law of One in Egypt, gave form to the understanding, if you will pardon the misnomer, which they had received. These forms were then made a regular portion of the learn/teachings of an initiate.

The second influence is that of those entities in the lands you call Ur, Chaldea, and Mesopotamia who, from old, had received the, shall we say, data for which they called having to do with the heavens.

Thusly we find two methods of divination being melded into one with uneven results; the, as you call it, astrology and the form being combined to suggest what you might call the correspondences which are typical of the distortions you may see as attempts to view archetypes.

In answer to Don’s question Ra suggested that before the wand was added by the Chaldeans the Magician’s right hand was extended, and it made a magical gesture which they described as the “outreaching hand forming the magical gesture.” Ra did separate the sphere on the end of the wand from the wand and said in 96.15, that the sphere should be imaged as being held in the right hand of the Magician, between the thumb, index finger, and second finger:

Fourthly, the sphere may be seen to be held by the thumb and index and second finger.

Ra said that this sphere signifies “the spiritual nature of the object of the will of one wishing to do magical acts within the manifestation of your density.” So the conscious mind can create magic by using the spiritual energy of the Potentiator’s inspiration that has set the conscious mind in motion. In 71.15, Don and Ra agreed upon the definition of magic:

Questioner: Could you please comment on the accuracy of this statement? I’m going to generally talk about the concept of magic and first define it as the ability to create changes in consciousness at will. Is this an acceptable definition?

Ra: I am Ra. This definition is acceptable in that it places upon the adept the burden it shall bear. It may be better understood by referring back to an earlier query, in your measurement, within this working having to do with the unmanifested self. In magic one is working with one’s unmanifested self in body, in mind, and in spirit; the mixture depending upon the nature of the working.

These workings are facilitated by the enhancement of the activation of the indigo-ray energy center. The indigo-ray energy center is fed, as are all energy centers, by experience, but far more than the others is fed by what we have called the disciplines of the personality.

Today I went outside and continued the transplanting of flowers in the flower garden in the center of the Moss Garden. I transplanted Caladium into the top level of the flower garden last week. So today I dug up the second level and then added some dirt from what I dug out of the creek renovation project as I wanted to be sure that I would be able to dig down at least four inches without running into stones. Then I transplanted 24 of the Rieger Begonia, which is new to me. It is larger than most begonias and comes in red, white, and yellow blooms. Then I finished the transplanting in the Yellow Creeping Susan garden with six more plants. My last job was to transplant 18 Angelonia along the front parking area where the Dianthus I had planted last week was not doing well.

From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:

May 23

The Touch Of The Spirit

I am of the spirit of Jesus the Christ and I greet you in the consciousness of love.

We find this instrument contemplating the lightness of our touch upon its consciousness. Would this instrument wish the Holy Spirit to come upon it in such power that it were struck blind? There are times when the spirit must come upon one or many in the boldest strokes of light and thunder. Yet far more often is the spirit’s influence felt in the light movements of the wind of love’s consciousness upon the texture and fabric of your illusion.

Yet if it is desired that greater light in greater strength strike the life, the pilgrim may seek to condemn, vilify and persecute those things which it does not understand. Then the spirit, soft and sweet, becomes dire and terrible and light becomes awesome.

May your ways be unbound by judgment and may the spirit touch you in peace, now and always. Amen.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of Love and open our hearts, our minds, and our souls to send love, light, and healing energies to Mother Earth as she brings forth a New Earth in fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light, and healing energies of the One Infinite Creator heal the heart of each soul in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energies in their hearts, in their minds, and in their souls. Amen.