I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 102 quote comes from Chapter Seven and the section on planning your choices:

Planning your Choices

Forethought and knowledge—like computer programmers

Before we are conscious of our spiritual natures, and of the process of polarizing our consciousness, we are able to serve others as the opportunities come to us in a way that may seem unplanned or unconscious. This type of service is still of a polarizing nature though perhaps not as dependable as it would be, were we conscious seekers of truth. When we become conscious seekers of truth we are more able to participate in choosing how to be of service to others. An analogy might be to see ourselves as magnets drawing more opportunities for polarizing in service to others to us as we become more and more conscious of our desire to be of service. In the following quote Q’uo shared advice on how we can make effective conscious choices of how to be of service to others.

“You gaze upon our perception of the entire point of the third-density experience which you now enjoy. Each present moment brings its burgeoning harvest of possibility. Some moments are over-burdened with the need to choose. Let your faith keep you as unflustered as possible. Let your skills at using reason keep you aware of mundane concerns. But, above all, realize that both are but tools. The decision, the choice, is best made when it is made not only by you, but by such a deep portion of the self that one is one who knows, one who has a quiet mind because there is an inner sureness, ‘Yes, I have opened the heart to faith, the mind to rational consideration. Decision is not mathematical. Beyond a certain point, I cannot defend my choice. However, I know and feel sure that it is the one I need to make’.” Q’uo, May 24, 1992

As we are planning our choices in our everyday lives in general, and in our spiritual journeys in particular, there are a couple of ways of thinking about these choices. One is more logical, and one is more intuitive. In the logical approach, there is still another component to the process than just the rational mind, and that would be the general concept of faith.

In the above quote, Q’uo began by saying that some choices may seem to the Player to be more urgent than others, but whatever the urgency that is perceived, Q’uo suggested that we utilize our faith in our ability to make good choices to keep us from becoming flustered by any urgency. We need to know that everything will happen at the appropriate time for the service to be offered and to be accepted. Q’uo also recommended that we realize our ability to use reason will take all the factors of the need to choose into account in due time because we know how to use our reason and our faith as tools in any decision-making situation. We have utilized these skills over a period of time and have gained proficiency in their use.

Once having utilized both our reasoning ability and our faith in being able to make good choices there is a deeper mind that we consult to achieve our final assurance that our choice is the right one. You might see it as a deeper portion of the conscious mind or even a portion of our unconscious mind. This is that place that we go when we seek the confidence of our oneness with all things to give us the assurance that our choice is the best one that we can make. Then we make the Choice.

In the following quote L/Leema mentions another level of consideration of how we can make conscious choices to be of service to others:

In being of service to others, begin with the largest picture, that of infinite, everlasting consciousness, the one original Thought, the Logos. In meditation, in focused silence, fall into the deep ocean of that infinite space, that infinite light, that everlasting love, and lose yourself, lose your small clay vessel. When you come back to this reality as you may call it of the planetary sphere and its day-to-day occurrences, you shall have brought back a treasure—yourself—in the larger sense. Each moment shall seem so much more precious to you, for there are so few of them while you are within this clay vessel, while you are able to interact as you do within the illusion which you enjoy. L/Leema, June 2, 1985

Basically L/Leema is suggesting that we can be of service to others most effectively, not through immediate actual interaction with others that we wish to serve, but by transforming ourselves through meditation. L/Leema said that in meditation we can lose ourselves, as an individualized entity with a body of clay, in the love and light of the Logos. By losing ourselves in this manner we can become transformed into a greater version of ourselves, an evolution of the love and light that is within us at all times. Then we have a greater ability and desire to be of service to others in every precious moment that we experience for the rest of our lives. Our expanded awareness is now more effective in helping others to expand their own awareness.

This morning I took Mr. Mush to the vet to have an X-ray taken of his jaw to see what is causing the swelling there. While the vet was examining Mr. Mush she found a puncture wound in the bottom of his mouth, which was probably the cause of the large abscess that has drained in the last few days. She wondered if he had been in a cat fight, but I said not since two years ago when he and Boscoe fought, so this puncture wound is a puzzle. When I went back to pick him up I was told that Mush is doing well, and that the necrotic skin from his abscess is gone. Now I need to clean that area each day and give him pain shots for a few more days, and then he will probably not need them anymore.

This afternoon I was on a zoom meet with Pupak Haghighi, and the topic was Rewilding the Fertile Crescent in Iran. Like so many places in the world today the Fertile Crescent is subject to some of the worse effects of global warming. What used to be fertile is now dry. Trees have died out and many animals are now on the endangered species list because their environment cannot support them anymore. Pupak and many other folks with deep concerns and knowledge about rewilding arid areas gave very informative and inspiring presentations suggesting various ways this situation can be reversed. Pupak, herself, has a program called Trees for Hope that she is pursuing in the Fertile Crescent to help bring it back into a state of harmonious balance where all systems of the Earth may play their natural part in giving hope to all people, plants, and animals to live together in beauty and hope.

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

November 21

You Are The First Sons

I greet you in the consciousness of love. I am the principle of Christ’s love in the vibration which comforts this child.

When we spoke to this instrument announcing our presence we said, “I am here, my son,” which puzzled this instrument mightily. She asked if we were aware that we had made an error. Yet we had made no error. For you play roles within the illusion of the mundane world, you souls dwelling, incorruptible, in corruptible flesh. It is necessary for you to experience the positive and the passive sides of purity and action in order that purity may teach action and action, purity.

And so all who have sex need to know that their attributes are designed to help each other. You have been made for your fellow man and yet as souls you are sons, not male sexually, but, rather, in the sense of your laws of inheritance, full inheritors, as first sons are, of the Creator of all things, almighty God.

Know your son-ship, whomever you might be, and do not be beguiled by the seeming differences in body, attitude and understanding.

We seek to bring you peace, and yet we know that you shall find your own peace in your own time. We wish for you 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.