I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Two and the section on the body: nutrition and fitness:

The Body: Nutrition and Fitness


The way of your density is the way of bodies that are created as chemical distilleries which take in raw materials and process them chemically in order to break them down, to use the nutriments that the body needs and then to excrete that which is left over. It is certainly an excellent idea to spiritualize the process of eating, giving it respect and honor and giving to those nuts and berries, vegetables, dairy products and meats that are eaten thanks and praise for the gift of their consciousness. Q’uo, January 20, 2009

Q’uo approached the concept of nutrition from both the practical standpoint and from the standpoint of the spiritual appreciation of all foods that we consume. In the practical sense Q’uo said that our bodies chemically process whatever foods that we eat so that the body may receive the nutrients that fuel the body’s constant movement. Then, using the very basic wisdom of the body in its functioning, the body is able to divest itself of the portion of the foods that were consumed that remain after the body has selected the useable ingredients.

From the spiritual standpoint, Q’uo recommended that it is not only well to give thanks to the Creator for the food that we are about to eat, but it is well to thank the food itself for giving its life to enhance our lives. Q’uo also left it up to us to make any decisions as to whether we could eat animal products, or be vegetarians or vegans. That makes sense because all forms of plant and animal life has a consciousness although it seems that animal consciousness is higher than that of plants. For myself, I decided some years ago to be a vegetarian because I cannot consume any creature that could be able to give and receive love. This is a decision that each person will need to make for themselves. In 18.4, Ra covered the bases from practical to spiritual in their suggestion for the types of food Carla should eat:

Questioner: Are there any foods that are helpful or harmful that the instrument might eat?

Ra: I am Ra. This instrument has body complex distortion towards ill health in the distortion direction corrected best by ingestion of the foodstuffs of your grains and your vegetables, as you call them. However, this is extremely unimportant when regarded as an aid with equality to other aids such as attitude which this instrument has in abundance. It, however, aids the vital energies of this instrument, with less distortion towards ill health, to ingest foodstuffs in the above manner with occasional ingestion of what you call your meats, due to the instrument’s need to lessen the distortion towards low vital energy.

Fitness and exercise

Here Q’uo gives some general principles regarding how we can exercise our bodies:

However, if you hold your breath repeatedly you will eventually develop that system of lungs that will therefore be stronger because of your practice. And if you exercise regularly, running your heart up and letting it cool back down again, you’ll find that your heart is pumping more efficiently and is able to move the blood around your body with fewer beats of the pump of that heart per minute. So you have some effect, as a physical person, upon how your body works. But you are cooperating with nature. You do not have the final decision as to whether your heart shall beat and your breath shall respire. Q’uo, January 21, 2007

We are constantly exercising our bodies, to some degree at least, when we simply move through our daily round of activities. However, in order to give our bodies a chance to continue to function efficiently as years go by it is a wise choice to choose some form of exercise that will take our bodies, and especially our hearts, beyond their normal range of motion and exertion. The possible forms of exercise could include jogging, weight-lifting, any aerobic exercise such as jazzercise, riding a bicycle, swimming, sit-ups/push-ups/chin-ups, isometric exercises, or trying to keep up with a small child who has that endless source of the energy of youth! Taking yourself beyond your normal limits in any type of exercise will ensure that you will be able to continue with your normal physical abilities longer into your advancing years. In 53.1, Ra recommended the program of physical exercise that would work best for Carla:

Questioner: I would first like to know the instrument’s condition and ask two questions for her. She would like to know if she can do one exercise of one hour a day, and is the pain she feels prior to a session due to an Orion attack?

Ra: I am Ra. The instrument’s condition is as previously stated. In answer to the question of exercise, now that the intensive period is over, this instrument may, if it chooses, exercise one period rather than two. In scanning this instrument’s physical complex distortions we find the current period of exercise at the limit of this instrument’s strength. This is well in the long run due to a cumulative building up of the vital energies. In the short run it is wearying to this entity. Thus we suggest the entity be aware of our previous admonitions regarding other aids to appropriate bodily distortions. In answer to the second query we may say that the physical complex difficulties prior to contact with our social memory complex are due to the action of the subconscious will of the instrument. This will is extremely strong and requires the mind/body/spirit complex to reserve all available physical and vital energies for the contact. Thus the discomforts are experienced due to the dramatic distortion towards physical weakness while this energy is diverted. The entity is, it may be noted, also under psychic attack, and this intensifies pre-existing conditions and is responsible for the cramping and the dizziness as well as mind complex distortions.

Besides taking my speed walks six days a week and doing my modest weight-lifting, I also have a stretching program that lasts about a quarter of an hour. I have noticed that as I have gotten older that my ligaments and tendons seem to get tighter which reduces my flexibility, but I am sure that stretching keeps me as limber as I can be. In the late evening I enjoy dancing to a couple of songs before I have my last meditation of the day. The dancing is helpful in activating the balancing mechanism in my brain, exercising my body, and insuring that I don’t go to sleep during that last meditation. I have also read that dancing helps to improve one’s mood and get rid of unwanted thought patterns. My style of dancing is improvisational, and I must say that it really does feel good to move in an ever-changing speed, step, and style with my arms, legs, and body. I also have another form of exercise, and that is deep breathing as a portion of my meditation technique. In this quote Q’uo gives the value of this type of exercise:

You do not have to be amongst the trees and the grasses to get the energy of the earth to strengthen you, but you must be able to, by your will, assert that relationship and send out that attraction of desire. It is not wise to attempt to be too serious. It is wise to be the fool and be foolish regularly. For there is truth not just in the earnest and serious things of metaphysics, there is also much truth in the playful, in the energetic fun.

Therefore, we ask each please to attempt to open the self to lightness, merriment, fun, relaxation and the deep breathing that expands the mind, the soul, and the point of view. Hurry not. Cease rushing. Spend more time being. These things we encourage this circle, for the circle is very serious [humorously].

Balance in all things, my dear ones. We thank each for this delightful opportunity and would, at this time, transfer the contact to the one known as Jim. We are those of Q’uo. March 13, 1994.

This morning I went outside and began to dig up the old pipes that are connected to the two small sump pumps in the basement with the idea of getting ready for larger pipes to be installed for the new large sump pump. However, I discovered that there were not two inch and a half pipes in the ground as I thought there were, but there was one inch and a half pipe for about eight feet and then a four inch pipe went the rest of the way down to the drain. I though that the four-inch pipe might be all we need to handle the larger sump pump. However, the technician said that we will also need to add another three-inch pipe to be sure that the new very large sump pump, as it combines its power with the two smaller sump pumps that are now there, will need both the pipes for maximum performance.

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

January 19

Your Relationship With Your God

I am of the spirit of the love of Jesus the Christ. I greet you in that full consciousness which is love in living form.

Since before the beginnings of time you have been with your Creator. And until the very last tick of creation’s clock, you shall still be one with the Creator. This is the bedrock of your relationship with your God.

We are aware that your daily life does not often show evidence of this primal relationship. Yet if you may open your heart to the spirit of love, that spirit, asked within, may use that invitation to awaken, engage and fire the active relationship of humankind to deity.

May you, in humility, seek not things but principles, the principles of truth, love and peace. To ask the spirit of Jesus the Christ to move within your heart this day is to ask that you be used to set on fire the world around you with the power of love. Though this power is quiet and may be expressed by soft words and gentle smiles, the impact of the spirit of love is transformative.

And so you may be a source of love. In spite of all human frailty, you have only to ask. You have only to trust. You have only to be at peace with who you really are and why you really are here. May you as children of the One Father be about the family business of sharing love with all that there is.

Peace to you, now and ever. Amen.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

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