I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. The 102 quote today comes from Chapter Five and the concept of salespeople:
In most businesses it is the job of salespeople to keep the shelves stocked and point people in the right direction to find the items they are looking for. However, such things as automobiles, appliances, motorboats, and homes would each have unique features, and a prospective buyer could benefit from a basic education by a salesperson. Of course, there are many ways to sell a product—some more positive than others.
Frequently salespeople can be a little pushy as they try to sell their products to customers who are looking for such. It may also be that their sales tactics would include what may be called stretching the truth in order to make the sale. In this type of a situation customers are often at the mercy of such attempts at manipulation, and the more trusting the customer the more advantage may be taken of the customer. Often the customer can easily feel the efforts of manipulation that the salesperson is using and will reflexively back off from such attempts to make a sale. In the long run such sales tactics are very likely doomed to limited success which could well drive the salesperson deeper into this way of thinking and relating to customers. Q’uo shared some helpful thoughts regarding how this type of business person will pursue its life path in the mundane world more or less making its business its religion:
Let us observe one who has a worldly ambition. This entity perhaps begins with saving the funds from a salaried position to open the store, begin the business, buy the real estate, or in some way begin to attempt the building up of treasure, power and what may be called a mundane kingdom. This entity who is ambitious for worldly goods and power must exercise much discipline in order to achieve its goals. It must do this over a period of time, and after a period of time, if the effort has been well made, it is rewarded by worldly goods and worldly power. There are those among your peoples with just such ambition, just such goals and these entities realize not that they are as much a practicing spiritual or religious seeker as one who approaches the infinite Creator from another level, for that which an entity considers its ambitions bent toward is that which is that entity’s true spirituality or religion. Q’uo, October 30, 1988.
This is in stark contrast to the situation which arises when a customer meets a salesperson that is not manipulative. Perhaps the salesperson knows the product they are selling and is sensitive to the customer’s needs and limitations of understanding exactly what they are looking for. In this type of a sales situation the customer is able to relax into what they recognize as the good hands and intentions of the salesperson. Whether or not the purchase is made, the customer feels like they were treated fairly and they at least came away with more information about how to find their desired item to purchase. Treating people with respect, and even a little bit of love, will likely make the knowledgeable and compassionate salesperson a success both as a salesperson and as a human being moving towards the open heart and the fourth density of love and understanding. Q’uo used Carla as an example of a person who was engaged in mundane business matters, but who put her spiritual path first and then dealt with the business problem at hand:
This entity was speaking earlier of its tendency towards being critical of the self when it discovers that it is, yet again, caught in the snares of its bookkeeping software which it seems to have difficulty in learning. The entity spoke of how it had distracted itself with various amusements so that it would not begin one of the many tapes within its head that would bring it from a point of joy to a point of self-critical aggravation and even despair. Such is the nature of the human realm of perceptions that a choice of whether or not to be triggered by the seemingly negative events of the day could be more powerful in creating a positive atmosphere around this instrument than the very serious question of whether or not this instrument was able to perform its duties in an accurate and professional manner. This entity chose to walk away from the problem and to celebrate those things which it enjoyed, knowing that it would eventually move back into that atmosphere of correcting errors and creating the necessary bookkeeping tidiness that a business demands. In a sense of “this world,“ it is the books that are important. In the sense of fourth density, it is the heart remaining open, undefended, loved, forgiven and accepted that is important. It is very deceptive to attempt to work in both worlds and, as spiritual beings, we encourage each to consider what is important in the world and what is important in fourth density. Q’uo June 21, 2002.
This morning I began more watering of the flowers that I have transplanted for the past month. Last evening I used the sprinkler to water the areas which have been getting the most sun and were, therefore, the most in need of water. This morning I used my watering wand to water smaller gardens. Then I made an errand run to pick up two more trays of flowers which should be the last transplanting that I will do before Homecoming begins this Friday. I bought two trays of Dahlias at Paul’s Fruit Market as well as some food for me. Then I came home and transplanted half the flowers into the flower garden in the center of the Moss Garden and the other half in one of the small gardens around the Flower Fall in the front yard.
In the afternoon I sprayed all the flowers in the yard with deer and rabbit repellant composed of putrefied eggs. Then I made a repair on a part of the basement door that has rotted from one side to the other in an area of about a foot square. I sawed two pieces of quarter inch plywood a few inches larger than the rotted area and screwed one on the top and one on the bottom of the door. Eventually I will have the door replaced.
From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:
Peace, Be Still
I am the principle of infinite compassion which is the love of Jesus the Christ and I greet you in this love.
So many doubts assail your minds; so many self-destructive thoughts; so many stumbling blocks which each seeker puts in its own way through doubt. Let us speak to you of faith.
In all of the ways of existence there are those things which one may question. Yet, undergirding all that there is, is a mysterious splendor of that which was created by love.
The attitude of faith asks no words, brooks no sentiments, and discusses no implications. Faith is that abiding belief that a kindly Creator has a will for each to learn and to grow spiritually and to be of service to others.
Many situations seem quite devoid of that opportunity. Do not be fooled. When you can, show faith. When you can gaze upon the stormy waters and say, “Peace, be still,” within yourself, then you have not dogma or doctrine but a solid rock upon which to stand and the overreaching arms of the Father to protect you, comfort you, and hold you as you walk the steps of the seeker.
We leave you in the peace and joy of that mysterious journey, 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.