I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from August 13, 1989:

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and greet each again in love and light through this instrument. It is our privilege at this time to offer ourselves in an attempt to speak to any queries which may yet remain in the minds of those present. Is there a query at this time?

Carla: Well, I have a question. I don’t know if you can answer or not. The meditations we’ve been having lately have all been visited by entities who call themselves Confederation members but do not pass the challenge. It seems to be intensifying or it seems to happen much more often than it used to. As a matter of fact, it seems to happen just about every time. I wonder if you could speak to the general spiritual principles behind that and what one may do to continue to ensure discrimination.

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. The intensification of the desire on the part of those in this circle of seeking to be of service and to offer the self as an instrument for our words and the words of other entities in the Confederation of Planets in Service to the One Creator is likened unto a glowing light which attracts the attention of those entities which recognize the power of such a light and who perhaps may be of the orientation that seeks to be of service to the self and to take what power may be found where e’er it may be found and use it for the self. As this process occurs you will note the increasing presence of such entities and it will be necessary for you to exercise the challenging of the spirits of which you are quite familiar by this time.

You may in one sense regard this phenomenon as a kind of compliment for the work which you do, however, it does require  persistent vigilance in order that the contacts which you allow to speak might be of the most beneficial and positive nature possible. We commend your vigilance and can only suggest that it be continued, for as each entity moves further along the path of evolution there is presented to each entity an increasing array of what you may see as challenges which have the hoped for effect of increasing one’s desire, one’s discrimination, and one’s ability in the final analysis to be of service in the manner which has been chosen. Thus, that which has served you well as you have pursued the service of the vocal channel—that is, the discrimination and challenging of spirits and the tuning required before the meditation’s beginning—are those qualities which shall continue to serve you well. It is the faithful servant that gives of the self continually and which seeks to remain faithful that is most appreciated by those of us who treasure such contacts with your peoples as we are, through them, able to give shape and meaning to those concepts which are sought from us and which we hope shall be of service as we respond to your queries.

Carla said that for the last few meditations that she had been aware of entities that said that they were from the Confederation, but they could not pass the challenge that she offered them and had to leave. She asked what Q’uo had to say about that and what she could do to ensure her discrimination of such entities. Q’uo said that the desire of those in the circle to offer themselves as channels could be seen by negatively-oriented entities as a glowing light full of power that they would like to take for themselves, so Q’uo suggested that Carla continue the tuning and the challenging process to be sure that she would be channeling positive sources. On December 9, 1987, Hatonn described the process of challenging spirits before channeling them:

As you become more decided, shall we say, and choose those qualities or that quality around which your life moves in harmony most profoundly, and adopt those qualities in a conscious fashion as that standard by which you ask or challenge each contact you meet, you will discover that the experience of initiating the contact and of being assured that that which you perceive is indeed that which awaits your perception; you will grow with the confidence that the process is beginning as it should. The ability to place the full force of the self in a chosen mode or focus according to that which is most important to your seeking will give you the firm ground upon which to stand as you offer the challenge, as you perceive the contact, and as you relay those concepts which are given to you.

Is there another query?

Carla: No, thank you, Q’uo.

I am Q’uo, and we thank you, my sister. Is there another query at this time?

Questioner: [Inaudible]

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query. We are well aware from our own experience that even with the purest of intention there may be, as you have discussed, the situation which arises that is less than that which was desired and indeed may seem deleterious to those to whom service was offered. This is the way of illusion, my brother. For each of us moves in one kind of illusion or another in which there is much which is other than it seems. The riddles and puzzles of creation within and without are those qualities which draw each of us onward to seek the final solution in unity with all.

However, upon that journey each shall—even with very pure intentions—find that the effort falls short. This is the way of all learning for there is the attempt to offer the self within an illusion in which the self and other self are seen less distinctly and clearly than truly do they exist. Thus, with such hindrances, shall we say, it is to be expected that there will be the efforts which fall short. However, to be able to reflect upon one’s experience and to see each portion as a puzzle piece and to refine the fitting of each piece in succeeding efforts to serve is the means by which wisdom is gained.

However, within your illusion the intention, the desire, the motivation, the passion to serve is that which is of most importance, for it is the nurturing of this passion that opens the center of the heart that one may give in an universal and unconditional sense and by so giving express most purely the compassion and unconditional love which are the foundation for all of creation.

The refining of this great outpouring of caring is a work which will, shall we say, follow the nurturing of this passion in succeeding densities of experience. First the foundation must be discovered in the individual entity so that the beginning of conscious seeking and serving is placed upon firm ground. Let those errors in judgment fall as they may and nurture always that passion, that intention, that motivation. The refining shall find a time, a season within your being that is more appropriate for its expression. However, we are aware that as conscious beings each seeker and servant shall undertake a small portion of that refining as it continues one’s journey in service and seeking. The motivating force that allows that journey to continue is passion, a great desire to be of service even if that desire shall fall short of the ideal.

The question is inaudible, so from reading Q’uo’s response to it, it seems like it could have been a question regarding what to do when one’s service falls short of one’s desire to serve. Q’uo responded by saying that even with the purest of intentions to be of service to others in helping them to solve the puzzles both within ourselves and within the creation often causes our service to be less pure than we desire it to be. Then Q’uo said that the intense desire to be of service is that quality that opens the heart most effectively to be of service to others through unconditional love, and that we should not judge ourselves for any perceived failures but continue to nurture our passion to be of service to others. On November 15, 1998, Q’uo described how the desire to be of service to others is that which opens the heart to love:

The desire to serve is a good and valuable desire. The intention to be of service is that which stands on its own. To imbue it with love is to add to its efficacy. Thus, that which is called love and is so poorly understood by those within the illusion, by the very nature of the illusion is that which has the ability to change the consciousness of those expressing it and those about such an entity in an instant. Thus it is that quality which heals, which informs, which makes whole that which has been broken, and is that which causes the service, the productivity, of an entity to be enhanced in such a way which is quite beyond the description of words but which moves one’s being from, shall we say, the inside. Thus, one who has love is co-Creator and is able to share this quality with others.

Is there a further query, my brother?

Questioner: [Inaudible]

I am Q’uo, and we thank you, my brother. Is there another query at this time?

Carla: No, thank you.

I am Q’uo, and it has been a great privilege and pleasure to be asked to join your circle of seeking this evening [inaudible] thank each of you for this great honor. We remind each that we give that which is our experience and our learning and opinion and do not wish any word we have spoken to become a stumbling block upon your journey. If any has not the ring of truth to you please forget those words [inaudible]. We will be with each in what you call your future. Upon the request we are most happy to join each in silent meditation in order that meditation might be deepened. We do not speak in any vocal sense at those times but simply blend our vibrations with yours in order that we might tabernacle with you [inaudible] one infinite Creator.

At this time we shall take our leave of this instrument and this group, leaving each, as always, in the love and the light of the one infinite Creator. We are known to you as those of Q’uo. Adonai.

This morning I had an appointment with Helena Bonham at Louisville Gastroenterology at 8:30, and we agreed that the medication that I am taking for acid reflux should be continued. When I got back home I went outside and used my backpack blower to blow the leaves in the front and side yards into the area between the fish pond and the pet cemetery that I have turned into a leave the leaves project because lots of insects use the leaf litter as a place to live over the winter, and birds know this is a food place to look for food. So many insects live in the leaves: spiders, snails, worms, beetles, millipedes and more, and they support birds, chipmunks, turtles and amphibians which rely on insects for food.

This afternoon I vacuumed the first floor of the house and enjoyed the rain that kept me from going back outside to do more leaf work in the back yard.

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

November 17

Rise Up Today

I am the spirit of the consciousness of love in the vibration which comforts this instrument. I greet you in the name of that love and in the Christhood that is the birthright of all.

I ask those of you with stubborn and resilient hearts to rise up, not only this day but every day, realizing the morning of your strength, the noon of your eagerness, the evening of your peace and the nighttime of your content, dwelling in the house of the Lord.

I ask you to rise up and become citizens of the kingdom for which you yearn, that you may transform each perception of the mundane that comes before you into that of the heavenly. For this you must gird your loins and put on the battle armor of a caring and redemptive warrior.

May you go forth to wage peace everlasting. 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.