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 the discrete nature of choice: natural boundaries:

The Discrete Nature of Choice: Natural boundaries—

We cannot control everything

You do not have to control your life in terms of knowing that you will be fed with spiritual food at all times. This is not a cause for concern. And this perhaps can rest your mind, for when you do not need to reach and grasp for the spirituality of your day or the cogency of the catalyst that is being presented to you, then you can relax and focus simply on paying attention to the present moment.” Q’uo, May 6, 2007

All of the choices that we make in deciding how to be of service to others, and how to progress on our spiritual journeys, occur within certain boundaries of our experience, and we cannot control all of those boundaries of time, energy, opportunity, talents and so forth. In the quote above Q’uo suggests that we should not worry about not having control over the events in our lives. The universe and our pre-incarnative choices are arranged in such a way that if we miss one opportunity to learn and to serve, that another one will come around soon to give us another try. The very fact that these opportunities keep repeating themselves is a rather obvious hint that there is a lesson to learn or a service to offer that we might want to take advantage of.

Q’uo further recommended that we do not have to plan and scheme as to how and when we will serve as we wish to serve or learn as we hope to learn. We can simply have faith that we will always be fed spiritual food. If we can relax into that realization we can simply concentrate on the present moment and see what fate and synchronicity have brought for us to consider. In this way we can cooperate with our pre-incarnative choices and answer according to our highest calling.

And in this quote Q’uo suggested that releasing control in our decision making is akin to living a life that seeks one’s destiny:

Truly, when at last you do not mind free-falling you shall have arrived at a reasonably comfortable metaphysical stance from which to gain a somewhat more accurate view of the rhythmic beating of destiny. Blown by the winds of free will, that destiny has a surety, a sure-footedness that cannot be moved by decisions that turn you from one direction to another. You cannot go away from the right path, for those lessons that you came to explore, those lessons of how to love and how to allow being loved, are fluid and living and they can move with you wherever you go. So, in the sense of making tragic errors, we ask you to be fearless. You cannot make a mistake, metaphysically speaking, for your lesson and your destiny shall follow you wherever you are moved to go. Yet to cooperate with that defined destiny is often to allow the little world to die away that the greater self and the greater will might be presented more clearly. Q’uo, May 18, 1997.

Not only can we not control everything in our lives, but, according to what Q’uo suggested in this quote, it is far better to make our choices in our lives according to what our destiny manifests for us. In order to move in harmony with our destiny, which I believe could also be seen as pre-incarnative choices, we just have to go with the flow of events in our lives without becoming overconcerned about making errors in our choices. Q’uo recommended that we be fearless in aligning our choices with our destiny, especially regarding our ability to love with an open heart and to be loved in that same fashion. So we take our focus off of the small world of our everyday lives and allow our greater self that knows our destiny to manifest it to us. I would also say that this entire process inevitably requires that we use our intuition to determine what our destiny is.

This afternoon I went over the Thieneman’s Nursery and bought two flats of pansies and transplanted them into the two flower pots on the front porch. Then I covered them with the deer proof netting with hopes that they will live throughout the winter and provide blooms even in the cold weather. I used my backpack blower to clean up around these two pots, and while I was at it I blew the rest of the leaves in the front yard into the area around the pet cemetery because I would like the front yard to look as good as possible for our first public channeling meditation that we will have this coming Saturday.

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

November 23

Your Vessel Of Dust

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

You have seen yourself as a boat upon the river of life, being blown to and fro by forces which you cannot control. The spirit within you asks you to enlarge your vision, deepen your understanding, and share yourself, not with any frail craft but with the illimitable ocean which is your true nature.

It is the illusion of wood and sail, the illusion of tides and winds which make one feel apart from the nourishing water which supports and upholds life. Think now of this productive image. The wood dissolves. The sails disappear. And that most frail vessel of the physical body is released. At last the seeker becomes one with the sea within which lies wholeness of life.

This is water which the soul breathes. This is wholeness which the body mistakenly denies. Know that you are one with that which feeds, nourishes and sustains your spirit. Know that you are not limited but are only a drop of the sea of consciousness which moves sometimes into a vessel of dust, that it may be fruitful, just as raindrops mold themselves about the dust within the atmosphere and thus fall down to nourish the crops that feed your world.

We leave you flowing freely and endlessly in the peace of the ever-moving water which is the consciousness of 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.