I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from August 29, 1993:

Group question: The question this afternoon has to do with destiny. We are wondering if our destinies are fixed, more or less, or if we can affect our destiny. And we would like to know just a little bit about how destiny works and how it manifests in our lives.

(Carla channeling)

I am Q’uo. Greetings in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. We are most pleased to be called to this group to discuss destiny with you, and we humbly thank each for allowing us to share our opinions through this instrument.

Our personal destiny, in the short term, is to await the call of spiritual seekers such as you, and to respond either through channels such as this one or in the dreamings of those who are seeking. Through this instrument’s senses we feel the sun as its rays warm her and each of you through the window of your dwelling place. The light is golden and clear, the temperature balmy and warm. And it is easy to find—we correct this instrument—to feel that golden hours such as this shall never end. Yet each knows that the seasons will cycle around to the winter and where there is now golden warmth, there will one day, not too far away, be chilly and cold where now the skies brim with light. This is the destiny of the home upon whose surface you live—to turn ceaselessly, moving through days and seasons and cycles. So, too, it is with the beings which we could call heavenly bodies which are your true selves.

Each, before the beginning of incarnation, has either of his own volition or with the aid of guidance chosen the lessons to be learned within the incarnation. This sets up one axis of the event stream. Agreements also have been made, before the beginning of incarnation, with each entity which shall be in key relationship to you—the mother and father, the brothers or sisters, the mate, the children. These relationships, be they informal—called friends—or formal—such as marriage and family—represent the perpendicular axis of what you could loosely call personal destiny.

Freedom of will is retained throughout the outworking of the long trail of a personal history. There is almost always far more than one option from which to choose at any juncture in which the seeker attempts to mold his destiny. One might, as this instrument has in the past, use the concept of a trip to Chicago. If three seekers go from Louisville to Chicago, they may well go three different ways. What is destined is the eventual arrival in Chicago. Within the bounds of this destination, free will may be used to choose the manner of conveyance and the rate of speed with which this destination is approached.

To move into a somewhat deeper consideration, we would suggest that the destiny may be thought of as that which comes into and captures the heart and the spirit within a seeker so that, even though many other options may be available, there is a sense of gazing into a lane or avenue which is simply more appealing than other options. Although a seeker has his destiny, that—we correct this instrument—it does not follow that the seeker knows or can fully know his destiny. Consequently, when attempting to cooperate with destiny, as you discussed earlier, it is well to attempt to become ever more sensitive to that feeling of rightness, of clarity, and the feeling of fitting well into one particular option. When once this feeling is followed, then for those willing to live by faith and the feeling of rightness, the life may feel that it is being lived more and more without effort, more and more like the well-oiled rifle which accepts the bullet and powers it most swiftly and straightly to the target through all the air in between.

The spirit within has the capacity to live as the bullet does: swiftly, straightly, accurately and with substantial force. Even those who are without any sense of personal destiny may well find events quickening and becoming more simple, simply because there has been, for whatever reason, a willingness to move forward without resistance when change of some kind is seemingly necessary.

So, we would say to you that the greatest skill which the spirit may offer, when working with one’s destiny, is that skill which surrenders the intellectual and logical modes of thought, and instead adopts a willing and flowing attitude which allows the seeker to feel its way until that which feels right within has been discovered.

The question for this session was: “We would like to know just a little bit about how destiny works and how it manifests in our lives? Q’uo began their reply by saying that we make pre-incarnative choices, often with the aid of our guides, in the form of agreements with those whom we shall be in key relationships with, such as our family or group of friends, to learn certain lessons, and this will become our destiny. However, Q’uo said that free will is paramount, and there could be alternate choices made at various times in the incarnation as to the direction and speed of travel. Then Q’uo said that it is often difficult to know one’s destiny, so they suggested that the clearest perception of destiny would be that which comes into the heart and spirit and gives one the feeling of rightness and clarity so that the life can be lived by faith, and one can move forward more easily when change is necessary: On August 3, 1997, Q’uo spoke of using our intuition to determine our destiny:

We simply suggest that each will have impulses and intuitions and feelings of rightness that are trustable, and so we encourage each to have faith in the destiny and in the self that can fulfill that destiny that has been set up. In every case, there shall be the confusion and suffering that comes because there is a forgetting of the scheme of oneness and [inaudible], a forgetting of true nature. As one takes on the curtain of flesh, one shuts out the knowledge of unconditional love and unity. Nevertheless, that unity lies within you, so we encourage each to visit that heart within that is the sanctum within which your work may be done.

The permeability of destiny to accident is variable, depending upon how far from the target or hub of destiny a seeker may be. When a lesson has just been begun, that is the equivalent of being in Louisville and having enough supply of money to afford a variety of ways to Chicago. As choices are made and the lessons go forward, that is, analogously, as Chicago is neared, there are fewer uncertainties about how the next few occurrences will unfold, for there is less room in which to work, less latitude concerning the approach to the, shall we say, punch line of the lesson.

And in terms of living and cycling into the end of your particular incarnation, this holds true, so that at the beginning of the incarnation, there is at least one locus or point at which the opportunity to end the incarnational lesson shall be great. This opportunity may come, however, more than once, and this is due to there being not one lesson upon most entities’ agendas for an incarnation, but more than one. And after a certain minimum number of lessons, which varies, has been reached, there is the choice to allow this lesson to be the last or to work through another lesson. So we cannot say that the time of an entity’s death is fixed. However, in the sense that there is perhaps one extra choice or perhaps two extra choices to be made and know, more than certainly the destiny awaiting each may be seen to be inevitable.

We are having some difficulty using this instrument at this time and would appreciate the retuning of the group. We shall pause for this to occur. We are those of Q’uo.


(Carla channeling)

I am again with this instrument. I am Q’uo. We thank this group for retuning, as this instrument had begun to slip in its focus, and we wish to revivify the strength and depth of the relaxation into which this instrument is best suited to maintain during a channeling working.

So you may see each entity’s destiny as moving as does the bullet, straight and cleanly. However, although this makes no sense in terms of your physics, at the same time that destiny is bullet-like, it also varies in its travel depending upon the strength of the relations—we correct this instrument—relationships which intersect and interweave other entities with their destinies with one’s own. If a true loner chooses continually throughout the incarnation not to seek company, that entity’s destiny is completely undisturbed except by those changes which learned lessons might make to him.

However, most entities are much involved with the family and the mate and the family made with that mate. The dance of two whose destinies are intertwined is also straight and clean, yet somehow the tracks of two become one to the extent to which the other has become important to the self. As the choice of mate especially is made, the two tracks become fused, as the two enter into the relationship fully. Much confusion among your peoples has been, and continues to be generated because the mutually planned learnings of lessons for two entities within a relationship are ignored and the relationship splits before the lesson has been completed. Thusly, it is in our trip to Chicago scenario, as though the two arrived at Indianapolis and began to back up, to turn around, and to attempt to retrace the steps. However, destiny is such that Louisville, once having been left, no longer exists, and cannot be returned to. No, those who avoid the work of cooperation with destiny find not the exact same cycle repeated as the lesson is posed again. Rather, they will find the lesson to have been made more pointed, the difficulties more pronounced, and the options fewer.

You may see the effect of this walking away from the hard work of learning the lessons reflected in so many of your people who find themselves within what they feel to be an empty existence without rhyme or reason. Once a sufficient number of lessons have been avoided, it is very difficult to get into the rhythm of the dance which destiny, in its outwork, truly is.

Then Q’uo said that the number of lessons that we have to learn in an incarnation will give us various points where our destiny for each lesson may be fulfilled, and the further we are from learning each lesson the more chances there are that an “accident” may keep us from fulfilling that destiny. Q’uo continued by saying that the closer we are to learning each lesson the greater the chance that our destiny will be fulfilled for that lesson, and at some variable point in time the number of lessons that are learned will signal the end of our incarnation. Then Q’uo said that most often the destiny of mates is fused into one as long as each mate moves forward to meet its destiny, but if the lessons of the relationship are ignored and the relationship splits before the lessons are learned, then the lessons will become more difficult, and the lives of the mates will feel empty and without purpose, which makes it difficult to get back into rhythm with their destiny. On December 13, 1992, Q’uo spoke of the difficulties that come with the changes that are part of our destiny:

As the end of any lesson approaches, this realization of the flowing nature of learning and destiny is clearer and clearer. Finally, one is somewhat comfortable, and then of course it is time for another lesson to begin. Thus, there is always the discomfort, the angst, but the amount of angst is not necessarily consonant with the amount of change but is rather more nearly consonant with the amount of resistance to or standing athwart of that change because of preconceived ideas about what one’s path of destiny is. It is well to release all expectations beyond a certain point in order for the play of the wind of destiny to aid rather than to seem to hinder.

This is an interesting subject and there is much to say concerning it. However, we feel this is as far as we wish to go this day. We encourage queries, and would transfer from this instrument to the one known as Jim for the remainder of this working. We are those of Q’uo, and leave this instrument in love and in light.

This morning I went downstairs and used the vacuum cleaner to clean the bedroom where the fuse box is for all of the electrical outlets in the house, garage, and fish pond since the electrician who installed my new generator needed to do his work in that room, and there were many small pieces of metal that needed to be cleaned up. The yard waste was picked up this morning, so I used a few of the empty garbage cans to put some of the small limbs in that came down in the wind storm a week ago last Sunday. Then I ran some errands to pick up more vacuum bags at Cleaning Concepts. My second stop was at AutoZone to pick up more 2-cycle engine oil. My third stop was at Paul’s Fruit Market where I picked up more black berries. My last stop was at Walgreen’s to pick up another prescription.

This afternoon I went outside and sprayed all of the flowers with Deer Stop, and then I went around the yard and picked up the tiny tree limbs that came down in our recent rains overnight. Then I pumped out a quarter of the water in the fishpond, and refilled it with fresh water. While the water was refilling, I fertilized the water lilies and found the two feeding rings that had gotten lost under the water lilies.

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

June 6

The Consciousness Of Love

I am the Holy Spirit to which this child prays; that principle of love which greets you in the name of Jesus the Christ.

We of the principle of the consciousness known as Love are many, for there are many perceptions of love and each vibration requires its own Comforter. And so we speak in many tongues, whether it be in language or in emotions.

Indeed, the consciousness of Love is a feeling more than a word, since feelings are pictures brought forth from deep places, their complex bouquet undisturbed by the prying fingers of small words.

May that principle which you seek and which you offer be all in all to you as you extend your legs in running the race of life experience during this day. May you turn not to the small and petty concerns which are so easily spelled out in words to the exclusion of the glorious remembrance of Love.

Peace be with you.

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.