I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 102 quote comes from Chapter Five and the concept of living the Choice in the work environment and the work ethic—why we work:

Carla’s goals for Chapter 5—In this chapter we look at how to make service-to-others choices in the work environment where most of us spend so much of our lives.

102-Chapter Five

Living the Choice in the Work Environment

The Work Ethic—why we work

In regards to money, Q’uo said:

“You ask us about the companionship of money and spirituality. It is written in one of your holy works that the love of money is the root of all evil. We would like to point out that it is the love of money, as it is any idolatry, which is at the root of separation, whether it be the separation of true worship of the great divine mystery because of pieces of wood and stone or the separation of one’s focus from that same mystery because of the love of counting. It is not the money itself which is contrary to a life led with a spiritual center, but the idolatrous love of that which is builded by man in imitation of the Creator’s abundance. Q’uo, December 20, 1986

Q’uo gave an overview of the concept of money by emphasizing that it is the love of money—and not money itself—that can become a stumbling block for us in our work environment and in pursuing our spiritual journeys. Q’uo suggested that if we wish to seek true abundance in our lives, that may be found in appreciating the Creator’s universe in which we live and move and have our being. If we must face the reality of earning money to pay for our needs, then we can thank the Creator for giving us the chance for being in this world, learning the lessons of love of the Creator, and opening our hearts in unconditional love for those around us.

This focus upon the love of the Creator and Its creation gives us a path out of the temptations of our culture to glory in the hoarding of money as if we were trying to win a game of Monopoly. We may be forced to play the money game, but we do not need to be attached to money as a direct source of happiness.

It has been said, “To work is to pray,” and for those lucky enough, shall we say, to have found occupations which enable them to supply themselves with the necessities of survival which also feed the spirit, this is in the deepest sense true. You may find these people working with their hands to make beauty, working with their minds as channels of various forms of love, working among people in such a way that their very being is of service in a substantial manner. But for so many, my friends, the connection between the daily life and love, between action and meditation, is not apparent. And in order for you to become able to link in any way the work of empty form which you find yourselves performing and the work which is love, it is recommended that you begin with the meditation rather than with the work. Hatonn, February 4, 1982

Hatonn said that the ideal situation for whatever our occupation might be is to be able to support ourselves in a way that also is in harmony with our spiritual journeys. If we should be that fortunate, we will be in a situation where our work is literally and metaphysically a prayer of service and thanksgiving to the Creator. In such an ideal situation we will commune daily with love, beauty, purpose, and inspiration.

However, Hatonn recognized that this ideal work situation is not a reality for many people. Instead, “the work of empty form” is all too often the situation that many people find themselves in. So many people have jobs that they don’t like but continue to pursue them because it seems like their only choice. They feel stuck, unhappy, and unable to find a way to feel like they are really being of service to others in a meaningful way. Hatonn’s recommended solution was to engage in meditation, and perhaps contemplation and prayer as well, to ask within as to how to find an occupation that would be more aligned with one’s values and personal inspiration and satisfaction. Then it might also be helpful to release all worry about what the answer will be or when it will come and simply have faith that all is well and that the appropriate work will be made known to us at the right time. I would imagine that most conscious seekers of truth have created pre-incarnative choices that are meant to provide the highest and best path to take.

This entity, because of his attitude of service to others and his determination to make a difference with his open heart and his loving energy, has fulfilled the requirement of right livelihood, which is to serve the one infinite Creator with, as this instrument would say, singleness of heart. The purity of desire to serve is powerful in metaphysical terms and once this determination to serve the infinite Creator in all that is seen and in all that is sought and in all that is beheld is adopted, the service is established in a way that shall never be true within third density alone. . . Thoughts are the objects of that realm which is entered in what those of Ra would call “time/space,” or the metaphysical or inner realms of existence. Within those realms, we do not believe, my brother, that there is anything which you can do to earn money which would not be considered a right livelihood in terms of your intention to serve the one infinite Creator. Q’uo, August 8, 2004

Q’uo suggested that it is our desire to be of service to others that is the most important ingredient in any work that we do. It is our intention to be of service to others and the one Creator which creates our right livelihood. In this quote Q’uo described right livelihood in slightly different terms:

We would turn now to the question of how best to manifest and express the joy, the peace, and the love of consciousness which is held within what you would call the Kingdom of Heaven. How can one best share with others? How can one find what this instrument has called right livelihood? We wish that we could move within the experiential nexus of your culture and find some persuasive way to express the extreme biases and distortions among your peoples concerning those ways of living which are of most service.

Perhaps the key to what we would say concerning service and livelihood that is what you may call righteous is this. The consciousness of the Creator, unique parts of which manifest as yourselves in a highly distorted form, is completely unified. You may love one and serve one, and give as clearly and beautifully and fully as the entity who shares that same light and love and passion for light and love with ten million. The service is the same, for the service is in the preparation of consciousness that it may do the work before it in such a way that that work becomes positively polarized, serving in gladness, so that those about one who are serving in any capacity whatsoever may witness the light, the joy, and the peace which cannot come from one within an illusion in which so much is distressing. That which you call human faculties fail. The love of the one infinite Creator is infinite. Q’uo, March 13, 1988.

Our pure will to serve others transmutes our space/time effort into the level of time/space, or the world of spirit, so that we are continually serving the one Creator when we do our work with love for all. Thusly do we become Players on the Enhanced Gameboard of life whether we are utilizing our right livelihood with only one person or with ten million.

This morning I went outside and transplanted the three trays of Fuchsia on the Wuthering Heights Mound in the front yard where some of the Dianthus blooms seem to have quit blooming. Then I weeded the perennial Hibiscus garden. My last job of the morning was to prune back the pink-bloom Dogwood between the fish pond and the pet cemetery as it, like many trees and bushes, in our area has partially died back in the upper branches but shows good leafing in the lower branches.

This afternoon I went back to Paul’s Fruit Market and bought two more flats of the fushia that I transplanted this morning and finished the transplanting of the Wuthering heights Mound. Then I weeded the Moss Garden with my trimmer. My last job was to spray all of the transplanted flowers with deer and rabbit repellent made from putrefied eggs, and then went inside to take a bath since I am sure I got some of that stink on myself as well.

I want to mention that another one of Dana’s cats, Mr. Mush, has cancer and is losing weight and may not be long for this world. He is 20 years old and is a very sweet cat. I am giving him mirtazapine to enhance his appetite, subcutaneous fluids every other day to prevent him becoming dehydrated, and pain medication to deal with the pain of the cancer in his mouth. A friend of mine is also doing Reiki healing from a distance.

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

May 21

Burdens Laid Down In Faith

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

The instrument experiences much confusion at this time and we find it very difficult to channel through her. The Holy Spirit, with its fiery strength, is perhaps for many a dim voice, heard with confused ears. We come in the name of love and yet love itself is not a plunderer. Rather, we await the opening of the door of confusion and the removal of inner tension.

There is, in those who are confused, a feeling that all things must be held together by the self. Yet we say to you that there is no swifter road for the spirit to enter than that road made by the faithful seeker who lays down control of a difficult situation and says with a whole heart, “Not my will, but Thine.” Then it is that we who are single as a flame and yet several and multiple as many tongues of fire may come in and lighten the darkness of confusion with love. May burdens be laid down in faith by many this day.

We leave this instrument in the hope of peace, 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.