I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 99.7:

Questioner: The only problem is something that I am sure is quite foreign to Ra’s way of thinking which is called “copyright laws.” We have been unable to get copyright privileges from the publishers of the cards that we started with, and we’ll have to circumnavigate that problem some way or another, which could conceivably cause us to use a different set of images as we go along.

The wings of Card Five, I am guessing, have to do with a protection over the—they’re above the Significator of the Mind, and I am guessing they are a symbol of protection. Is this in any way correct?

Ra: I am Ra. Let us say that you are not incorrect but rather less than correct. The Significator owns a covenant with the spirit which it shall, in some cases, manifest through the thought and action of the adept. If there is protection in a promise, then you have chosen the correct sound vibration, for the outstretched wings of spirit, high above manifestation, yet draw the caged mind onward.”

Don begins this question with a response to Ra’s suggestion in the previous question and answer that it would be best to stay with the C.C. Zain tarot deck as we query Ra concerning the meaning of the tarot images. He realizes that copyright laws have no real metaphysical meaning. Then Don asked Ra if the outstretched wings at the top of the Significator of the Mind symbolize a protection. Ra replied that the Significator owns a covenant with the spirit which “it shall in some cases manifest trough the thought and action of the adept.” Ra said that this covenant and the wings “draws the caged mind onward” and could be seen as a certain kind of protection. In 32.1, Ra said that Carla had been able to invoke protection against any negative entities during her LSD experience that I would say was the equivalent of the action of the adept that Ra spoke of:

Secondly, the means of protection against any negative, or debilitating, influence for those upon the positive path was demonstrated by this instrument to a very great degree. Consider, if you will, the potentials that this particular occurrence had for negative influences to enter the instrument. This instrument thought upon the Creator in its solitude, and in actions with other-self continually praised and gave thanksgiving to the Creator for the experiences it was having.

This, in turn, allowed this particular entity to radiate to the other-self such energies as became a catalyst for an opening and strengthening of the other-self’s ability to function in a more positively polarized state. Thus we see protection being very simple. Give thanksgiving for each moment. See the self and the other-self as Creator. Open the heart. Always know the light and praise it. This is all the protection necessary.

And in 33.2, Ra gave the qualities that we could utilize the protect and maintain our contact with them:

Questioner: Can you give us advice on how to maintain the best possible condition for maintaining contact?

Ra: I am Ra. We have given information concerning the proper nurturing of this channel. We, therefore, repeat ourselves only in two ways in general.

Firstly, we suggest that rather than being, shall we say, brave and ignoring a physical-complex-weakness distortion, it is good to share this distortion with the group and thus, perhaps, shall we say, remove one opportunity for contact which is very wearying to the instrument in order that another opportunity might come about in which the instrument is properly supported.

Secondly, the work begun in harmony may continue. Harmony, thanksgiving, and praise of opportunities and of the Creator: these are your protection. These are our suggestions. We cannot be specific, for your free will is of the essence in this contact. As we said, we only speak to this subject because of our grasp of your orientation towards long-term maintenance of this contact. This is acceptable to us.

Today was another Sabbath Day of Rest. I spent more time this morning working on improving 103. I also did some laundry for the cats upstairs as some of their bedspreads and cat beds had gotten dirty over time. At lunch I took my usual errand run and made my first stop at Walmart to buy some Garden Safe Spray for my hibiscus and some deer and rabbit repellent for the rest of the flower gardens. Then I bought some cat food at Feeder’s Supply. Then I made stops at Kroger’s and Pauls’ Fruit Market to buy food for myself. My last stop was at Walgreen’s to buy ice cream and paper plates.

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

July 31

The Comfort Of Abiding Love

I am of the principle of that love which brought forth all that is and I greet you in the full consciousness of love.

This living love is like a flame that rests upon your house and within your heart. Looked for, it may not be seen, yet the patient seeker will soon find the outpouring of spirit reflected in the world once it has been sought with a whole heart, for there is nothing which may not be mended, healed and comforted.

Seek within your heart this day to know that comfort of abiding love. Trust the feeling of wholeness and gaze upon the world with new eyes, eyes of completeness, in joy.

We leave you in that perfect peace which proceeds from love, now and ever. 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.