I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Three and the section on The Mind, Food for Thought:

Carla’s goal for this chapter: This Chapter focuses on working through the day in a way which creates a conscious practice of tuned interaction and sacred interchange.

Chapter Three: The Mind, Food for Thought

Quieting the mind

Thus, the consciousness that is your identity and nature is some distortion, one representation of that one great original Thought of Love which created all that there is. When the conscious mind of man is used without the aid of the deeper mind, very little of the consciousness of Love can be channeled through you from consciousness to manifestation. The person who lives in mind and not in heart lives a dry and arid life, unrelieved by the beauty of love or the joy of passion, for, indeed, it is those with a passion and joy for knowing the truth, for celebrating friendship, and for seeking love, that creates the full potential of consciousness for each of you.

When you move from the conscious mind into the deep mind, you are moving from busyness and noise, distraction and sleep to a cool, clear pool of light, silent, profound and infinite. Infinity cannot be comprehended by the rational mind, for the mind calculates only the calculable, leaving mystery uncalculated. The deep mind is at home and comfortable in the endless sea of infinity, for [in] infinity it has its home, just as you have your home in infinity.” Q’uo, October 22, 1986.

Our analytical minds are very useful as we make our way through our daily round of activities in the outer world. They provide us a means by which we can plan our day, interact with others, evaluate our use of time and energy, consider how to solve periodic puzzles that pop up, and, in general, live our lives in a conscious fashion according to our own system of beliefs. However, as efficient as our conscious minds are at making these choices, if we are unable to engage the consciousness of the love in our hearts, we will only be experiencing the surface of life. If we can engage our hearts we will be swimming in the deeps of the ocean of our being where the life-giving currents of love carry us from the sustaining feelings of the meaning of friendship, the nature of the truths we seek, and our unlimited potential for growth as Q’uo described in this quote:

 It may seem a paradox that in order to manifest the glory and the joy which one has found in the darkness of inner silence, one must then give up all human opinion concerning situations, behaviors, activities and personalities to whom you wish to be serving. Yet it is surely true, and the full light of day dawns as the seeker sincerely and completely yields itself to grace, if we may use that term. Some call it quested consciousness, others call it right karma or destiny, but all of these words have connotations that suggest the lack of freedom of will and this we do not wish to suggest. You are perfectly free, each of you seekers, at all times to make each choice in each moment in each way that you wish. Yet to polarize involves manifested service.

We wish to convey also that we are not suggesting that there is a force completely outside of the seeker to whom one must yield control. The Creator is far closer than this—indeed the daylight is within the heart of the darkness. The difficulty is that words cause paradox and the deeper the understanding, the more plentiful the paradoxes.

Therefore, to sum. The seeker must begin seeking in darkness, and yet when the seeker comes from his sanctified ground and wishes to give glory back to the Creator which appears to the seeker in the guise of other entities, then it is that the seeker yields his conscious will, yields it utterly and completely to a higher knowledge, a higher wisdom, a higher compassion, and a higher intuition. One who has yielded and is moving in rhythm with the deep winds that play about the innermost self becomes touched with radiance, a radiance that is completely positive, a radiance that is the analog of your sun body, and in the radiance lies manifested service. Q’uo, January 12, 1986

Here, in the deeper mind of love, we can explore the great mysteries and infinity of our being which, the deeper we go, is actually more and more the presence of the One. Our quiet minds actually become receivers and reflections of the Consciousness of Love, the one Creator. Q’uo speaks to finding the Creator within:

You see, because your experience is so vivid, entities who seek often feel that it is in a dramatic burst of light that so-called illumination shall occur. However, we believe that that which you are seeking is not within phenomena, not within feeling, and not within thought, but is rather that which one of your holy works has called the still, small voice, the silence that speaks within. To ponder out the parts and parcels of that which you see, measure, test and study is an hopeless task. Illumination will come, sometimes, indeed, with great light and radiance, sometimes with a turn of the heart that changes its bias forever in one way or another, sometimes in a very gradual process, unseen by the self, which creates the same change in bias.

Each entity’s path is unique, just as each entity is unique. If you think in terms of crystals, each one of you is, indeed, a priceless gem in an uncut form, and as you seek, the facets begin to appear and the jewel begins to show an outward and manifested beauty rather than keeping the beauty hidden beneath roughness and dullness.

Within this illusion, we encourage you above all things to seek the face of the Creator without analysis and without intuition, but with hope and faith of passion. Trust that this process is harmonious and efficacious, and that by your meditations you are able in the focusing of your desire and the calling of that to you which is the mystery, that you may more and more offer all unknowing and without conscious thought the light upon the hill that shines that all may see the Creator within. Q’uo, February 14, 1988.

This afternoon I went outside and picked up the up the tree limbs that have blown down since the 40 mph winds that we had a couple of days ago. While I was outside I noticed that the rain and snow mix that we got this morning had made the dirt we dug out for the new sump pump pipe very muddy. I think we will have to let it dry out before we cover the new pipe with it.

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

January 22

Useful Challenges

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

Sometimes we have not the will to go on. Sometimes the consciousness within the body gazes upon the morning with rejection of all that it portends.

These times of discouragement are important. These times of difficulty are to be observed with great compassion and self-forgiveness, for it is within the framework of trouble and sorrow that much of your spiritual work is done.

Therefore, do not chide yourself for your discouragement but rather, praise and thank the blessed Father that in the mysterious way of grace, such dark days may be seen to cause the greatest inner illumination.

Thus, to the discouraged we would say, “Take heart and know that trouble and difficulty are but useful challenges to a servant of the consciousness of love.”

In that love and that peace may you go forward this day and forevermore. 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.