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 entrepreneurs:
When we speak of an entrepreneur, we have a person who is attempting to be a player in the business world. The effort put forth by such a person is, in a sense, creative as they are bringing a new business into being with their talents, money, partners, and willingness to work and take a risk that the venture will succeed. It is truly a creative effort if there is not only a new business but perhaps an entirely new product that is the focus of the entrepreneur’s efforts. In both situations there is a significant risk that the effort will fail for one reason or another. Q’uo had some suggestions as to the basic planning necessary for any such business venture:
There are two in this group, that is, three entities and two concerns, with an actual commitment of the self to a job or a new [business], and there are two other concerns within this group which have to do with attempting to create from nothing a network or cooperative or collaboration which is of a mixed nature, being partially spiritual and partially worldly. The process of visioning or envisioning is important.
From the business standpoint, of course, it is well known that one may go through a planning process in which the questions are asked of the self concerning what goals are intended, what resources come to the table to promote those goals, and so forth. It is perhaps less well understood that the same process must be followed with the environment about one and with the energies surrounding the present moment. The nexus of each present moment for each person is the self. This is why truth is so infinitely individual and personal. One is always coming from that place [where the environment is known to one that has never been walked in before. The present moment finds each of you and each of us in a new world. Q’uo, February 15, 2004.
No matter what the product or the means of offering it for sale, the business world has always been looked upon as a rough and tumble situation where the practices utilized to succeed may often seem ruthless and uncaring in the treatment of employees, customers, competitors and in advertising. Oftentimes every corner is cut and every advantage is taken in order to succeed. Entities operating within the business world can certainly be of service to others, depending upon their personal choices. But I think those who work within the business world are attempting to make a living by selling whatever their product or service might be. This is not necessarily a service-to-self action because their customers usually want to buy what they are selling.
Back in the 1950’s there was a television show called “Get Smart”, starring Don Adams and Barbara Feldon as secret agents in a counterintelligence agency. In one episode their mission was to infiltrate a large corporation to see if they could find out who was selling government secrets to foreign countries. Barbara Feldon’s character, who was simply called 99, asked Don Adam’s character, Maxwell Smart, if he thought that he could get a job with the large corporation and complete the mission. Max replied, “99, I have been trained as a government agent to be cold, cruel, and ruthless”, and then he added, “But not enough for business!”
Of course, one does not need to be “cold, cruel, and ruthless” to succeed in business! The spiritual seeker may find many opportunities for positive choice in such an intensely competitive world. I think it is likely the case that the more we utilize spiritual principles such as there being love in every moment, and in seeing each person we meet in the business world as the Creator, that will determine what our experience is in that environment. As a means to utilize these higher principles for the business person who has also become a spiritual seeker, Q’uo had some inspirational thoughts to share:
Those who hear these words may perhaps also take comfort in the following thought, and that is that some of you have chosen not only to experience within the incarnation to learn to grow and to serve, but also to maintain the high places within the consciousness, the watchtowers of love, which beam forth as light sources to the planet upon which you now enjoy incarnation, to the entities upon it, to the Earth itself and to those energetic vibratory levels within the Earth’s atmospheres which are in dire need of that great watch, faithfully held.
Those of you to whom these words express a recognizable duty and honor may know that whether you seem to be a businessman, a homemaker, a queen or a shepherd, there is that inner citadel, at the top of which is a watchtower, and the only lamp that is lit is the lamp lit by the deepest heart as it gazes in worship and adoration from light into light, knowing light, accepting light, blessing light and allowing the crystal of the heart of hearts to turn the self into the metaphysical lamp upon the hillside, the city upon the hill, not for the notice or understanding or thanks of mankind, but for the doing of it alone, for the keeping of the watch. In many cases this, the keeping of a faithful watch, is the primary mission or task set for the self before the incarnation. Q’uo, October 4, 1987.
This morning the entire L/L staff and a few friends as well came over to complete the setup of the tent and to get the house arranged in a manner that will allow the forty attendees for our Homecoming Gathering to be able to participate in a comfortable and efficient way for the weekend. While they were doing that work I cleaned the filters in the fish pond and discovered that the current pump for the fountain had come apart. Fortunately, I had another pump that I bought last year just in case I would ever need it. So I installed the new pump and decided that I would also fertilize the water lilies as I saw the first water lily bloom yesterday. I noticed that the four gardens that are in the most sun are in need of being watered, so when the gardens are in the shade later this evening I will use the sprinkler to get them watered.
From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:
Life Within Each Cell
I am of the principle of Jesus the Christ and I greet you in the full consciousness of love.
The answer to many riddles lies beneath the surface of stone and earth and all things which seem hard, uninteresting and mundane. The life within the stone and the earth and all things is an eternal part of the spirit of living love and exists in an eternal fashion.
The life within each cell of the physical body rests in eternal life also, so that far from being a creature of darkness, the living body dwells in eternity as it dwells within the Earth sphere.
Open the thought about the body to the knowledge that it is instinct with the Holy Spirit of the living God and call upon the eternal life and health of each cell. Then you may feel the excitement of the cells of the body receiving permission to be what each cell truly is: a perfect representation of love.
We leave you in the peace of that love, now and always. 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.