I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 92.31-.32:
“Questioner: Were the grapes depicted upon the cloth covering the shoulder of the Priestess of Ra’s communication?
Ra: I am Ra. Yes.
Questioner: We have taken those as indicating the fertility of the subconscious mind. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct, O student, but note ye the function of the mantle. There is great protection given by the very character of potentiation. To bear fruit is a protected activity.”
The robe, or mantle, that the High Priestess is wearing in Card #2 is covered with bunches of grapes, and Don asks Ra if these grapes were given by Ra, and if they suggest the fertility of the subconscious mind. Ra affirms the grapes were given by them, and that Don’s interpretation of their meaning as representing fertility is correct. In 99.8, Ra expanded upon the idea of the subconscious mind being fertile with spiritual resources:
The observation that to the left-hand path moves the roughly physical and to the right-hand path the mental has a shallow correctness. There are deeper observations to be made concerning the relationship of the great sea of the unconscious mind to the conscious mind which may fruitfully be pursued. Remember, O student, that these images are not literal. They haunt rather than explicate.
Many use the trunk and roots of mind as if that portion of mind were a badly used, prostituted entity. Then this entity gains from this great storehouse that which is rough, prostituted, and without great virtue. Those who turn to the deep mind seeing it in the guise of the maiden go forth to court it. The courtship has nothing of plunder in its semblance and may be protracted, yet the treasure gained by such careful courtship is great. The right-hand and left-hand transformations of the mind may be seen to differ by the attitude of the conscious mind towards its own resources as well as the resources of other-selves.
Ra then suggests that we note the function of the mantle itself. The mantle provides protection to the positive entity while it is polarizing in service to others. Ra calls this service, learning, and polarization process equivalent of “bearing fruit” and says that it is a protected activity. Ra said “There is great protection given by the very character of potentiation.” We never asked Ra what they meant by this statement, but I am guessing that since it is the subconscious mind that potentiates action within the conscious mind, it is a process that only involves the self. It is an internal process that produces growth, service, polarization, and progress along the spiritual path. It seems to make sense that such an internal process should be sacrosanct and immune to interference from outside of the self or to any negative entity’s influences. In 64.4, Ra used Carla’s love of attending her church as an example of the kind of protection that would “bear fruit” in service to the Creator:
Questioner: Thank you. Could you explain the basic principles behind the ritual which we perform to initiate the contact and what I would call the basic white magical rituals—principles of protection and other principles? Could you please do this?
Ra: I am Ra. Due to your avenue of question we perceive the appropriateness of inclusion of the cause of this instrument’s transitory vital-energy distortion. The cause is a bias towards the yearning for expression of devotion to the One Creator in group worship.
This entity was yearning for this protection both consciously in that it responds to the accoutrements of this expression, the ritual, the colors and their meanings as given by the distortion system of what you call the church, the song of praise, and the combined prayers of thanksgiving, and, most of all, that which may be seen to be most centrally magical: the intake of that food which is not of this dimension, but has been transmuted into metaphysical nourishment in what this distortion of expression calls the Holy Communion.
The subconscious reason, it being the stronger for this yearning, was the awareness that such expression is—when appreciated by an entity as the transmutation into the presence of the One Creator—a great protection of the entity as it moves in the path of service to others.
The principle behind any ritual of the white magical nature is to so configure the stimuli which reach down into the trunk of mind that this arrangement causes the generation of disciplined and purified emotion, or love, which then may be both protection and the key to the gateway to intelligent infinity.
This morning I began my watering of the yard early as the afternoon temperatures were forecast to be in the mid-90s. I watered the area around the fish pond by putting the sprinkler on top of the framework over the fish pond and letting it run for 45 minutes while I drove to my rheumatologist to have labs done. When I got back I watered the flowers along the parking area in front of the house with my watering wand. I also used the wand to water the flowers on the Wuthering Heights Mound in the front yard.
After lunch I continued to use the watering wand to water the Cone Flowers on the Ruins Mound in the side yard, the Yellow Creeping Jenny ground cover next to the Hidden Garden and the Hosta in the Hidden Garden. I also cleaned out the bird bath that was getting a little mossy-colored, and my last job of the day was to use my chain saw to saw up two middle-sized Black Walnut branches that fell back in Dana’s Crystal Corner.
From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:
Increasing Your Joy
Greetings in the love of Christ. We are of the consciousness of that love, the spirit of Christ in the vibration which comforts this child.
It is a characteristic of a life lived in faith that the quality of experience clarifies and improves when the faithful remind themselves continuously of the happy fidelity which has been chosen. Your Creator does not worship Itself. It turns in Its expression to a love of you.
You, then, may turn from the love of self also to express exultation in the excellence of love, of the love of the Creator and of the principles of love that you have been given for Teacher, Comforter and Friend. In sharing joy, so you increase that joy. In opening to give praise, so you shall receive clarity and peace.
That peace I leave with you, 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.