I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. The 102 quote today comes from Chapter Six and the concept of the positive use of resources:

The positive use of resources

In my country we have an abundance of natural resources that have allowed the population of the United States to be able to sustain itself with food, clothing, and shelter throughout the past 200 years. Having these resources and the mechanized industrial environment in which to process our many resources allowed the people of this country leisure time which now could be used to consider the meaning of their lives rather than simply how to work from sunrise to sunset to stay alive. In the following quote, Ra mentioned how the Industrial Revolution began 200 years ago and included waves of Wanderers who incarnated at that time to be of service to Earth and her population:

26.13 Questioner: Did the Confederation then step up its program of helping planet Earth sometimes, some time late in this last major cycle? It seems that they did from the previous data, especially with the Industrial Revolution. Can you tell me the attitudes and reasonings behind this step up? Is there any reason other than that they just wanted to produce more leisure time in the last, say, a hundred years of the cycle? Is this the total reason?

Ra: I am Ra. This is not the total reason. Approximately two zero zero [200] of your years in the past, as you measure time, there began to be a significant amount of entities who, by seniority, were incarnating for learn/teaching purposes rather than for the lesser of the learn/teachings of those less aware of the process. This was our signal to enable communication to take place.

The wanderers which came among you began to make themselves felt at approximately this time, firstly offering ideas or thoughts containing the distortion of Free Will. This was the prerequisite for further wanderers which had information of a more specific nature to offer. The thought must precede the action.”

Ra is talking about some of our founding fathers in the above quote: Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, among others as Ra mentioned in 26.16. They were working with the concept of free will when they wrote the Declaration of Independence that stated the basic principles upon which the United States was formed as it broke away from British rule. This Declaration of Independence made the natural resources of this country the property of this country that would eventually support its own people but also create a means of enhancing its standing in the world community of independent nations.

Although this has benefitted generations of Americans, it cannot be said to be a wholly positive beginning. After all, this land which is called the United States of America was stolen from the Native Americans and has been exploited for its resources, resulting in deforestation and pollution. This reflects the somewhat bellicose or primitive thinking of early settlers, and American state and national governments certainly demonstrated an historical irreverence for this land—an attitude that is so much at odds with Native American tradition that sees the land as part of the people and the people a part of the land. To this day the great majority of our indigenous peoples are living in a state of poverty on 300 reservations, scattered across our country, which were chosen by their white conquerors because of their geographical isolation and ease of controlling the Native Americans living there.

However, in the last few years there has been an effort to return some of the land that was stolen from Native Americans which is called the Land Back movement. The aim of the movement is to return the land to those indigenous peoples who know best how to care for the land and its resources. This Land Back movement is occurring across our country in bits and pieces. Some of the land is gifted, and some of it is sold to the tribes. Though certainly not coming anywhere close to what should be done in returning Native American land to its rightful inhabitants, at least there is an effort being made to right the wrongs of the past where every treaty made with indigenous peoples was broken. With every piece of land returned to indigenous peoples we all benefit by having the land loved and cared for in the most environmentally harmonious way instead of being polluted and depleted of the resources that all land contains. I am sure that Gaia, our Mother Earth, appreciates each step taken in this direction as we are all one with Mother Earth and her people. Here Q’uo suggests how each of us can help to heal Mother Earth:

There are those of you who wish to help Mother Earth at this time. We are not saying that you should move into the national or international sphere and attempt to change the world. We are saying that wherever you live, there are challenges for the environment and they can best be discussed and dealt with by those who are on the ground in the area, and local.

So set your sights, if you want inspiration, at ground zero for you, the center of your universe, the place that you live. And ask yourself, “What are the problems in this particular community that are trammeling Mother Earth, that are challenging her ability to survive?” 3 And then, when you have targeted a difficult road bed, a misbehaving stream of water, a dam that does not serve the greater good, or whatever it may be, my friends, if it pleases you, put your heart and your soul into action to amend for the better that particular little part of Planet Earth that needs your help. You are all stewards of it. It cannot alter what man on Earth has done by itself, without the passage of a great deal of time. You are welcome to improve the odds, and to be good stewards of Gaia. Q’uo, September 5, 2010.

This morning I was on a zoom meet with the Soul Focus group that has racial equality of all as its main function but which also has personal spiritual journeys that incorporate the Law of One as a primary tenet of their spiritual paths. We talked about my interpretation and experiences of living the Law of One in my life. We had a great time sharing our ideas about how the Law of One might be a way out of the many divisions of thought and action that cause disharmony in our world today. I look forward to our next zoom meet.

This afternoon I planted more Hyacinth Bean seeds under the pyramid at the center of the cross area in the back yard. My germination rate for the first batch of seeds was not very good, and I am hoping that these will do better. My other work for the afternoon was to take the trimmer around the yard and trim the weeds that have grown up here and there.

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

May 31

Slow Down!

We are of the principle which is called the spirit of Jesus Christ and we greet you in perfect love.

How your minds are scurrying this morning! What room does the spirit have to speak when there is so much of small detail and little meaning that covers your mind like a blanket? Can the spirit of the Father and the joy of Christ enter into any cracks in this mind filled with haste and hurry, fluster and worry?

Slow down! You cannot be peaceful if you give too much importance to things that have no peace in them. Your world is not built of paper or the information upon that paper. It is built, rather, of people who move their paper and their business back and forth, forgetting to allow space for themselves to be born of the spirit and to grow in Christ.

Seek the comfort that this world’s business and hurry can never have, for the sake of Jesus Christ.

In love and peace we leave 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.