I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from September 5, 1993:

Group question: The question today has to do with how we open ourselves to the awareness of non-dedication to an outcome. When we do anything during a day, whether it’s attempt to apply a spiritual principle to a situation, or earn money, or reflect upon ourselves—anything that we do—we tend to have a yardstick by which we measure the outcome, so that we set ourselves up with expectations for how the things shall be done and the final product that we produce. So, we’re aware that if we can achieve the non-dedication to the outcome—open ourselves to whatever comes through our experience—that things tend to turn out a whole lot better than we could ever imagine. And when we put expectations on outcomes, then we tend to find that our experience isn’t so harmonious, and we tend to judge ourselves. So, we would like to know something about how to open ourselves to the awareness of acceptance of any situation and any process that we find ourselves in.

(Carla channeling)

We are those of Q’uo. Greetings in the love and the light of the one infinite Creator. It is a privilege and a blessing to be called to this session of working to share our service with you. We are humbly thankful and are happy, indeed, to share our opinions and experiences. We do, however, request that as we are not those with perfect authority, but rather seekers of truth such as you are, that each here present use his own discrimination in listening and taking to heart that which each hears. We would not be a stumbling block before any. With this understood, may we say that this particular session of working is a real treat for us, as each present brings something new to the vibratory patterns which we have become more and more familiar with through what you would call the passage of time. We thank each. And so, to our subject.

Picture, if you will, the tree in the early spring. It has been bare of all foliage except a few dead leaves for the long sleep of winter. As the air and earth gradually thaw, there is created within the living tree that life-giving food which pours upward and outward from the tree’s roots, systematically feeding and encouraging growth in the whole tree with all of its members. As each bud begins to be distinct and to show its tiny head on each limb of each part of the great trunk of the tree, does each leaf consider what it shall do? Each small creation, each bud, being of second density, has full unconsciousness awareness of the perfection of the enormously complex process of developing the leaflet to the leaf, and the process occurs perfectly.

When third density begins, those entities which have been individuated from second density and are harvested to third density receive great gifts, whereas before, all awareness and knowledge was unconscious but full. So now, third density offers the gift of self-consciousness, of self-awareness, but there is a balancing gift as well, and that is that a veil is dropped between the conscious and the unconscious minds or levels of mind, so that there is no longer that perfect unconscious awareness of the perfection of processes which is occurring. The third density, then, is one which begins with the unconscious mind completely opaque.

Among your peoples, those entities which have by choice or by geographical design been left to form societies which are simple have been more successful in reaching a recommitted relationship with what we could call destiny, so that the attitude toward good and seemingly bad things remains one of cooperation and acceptance. However, a great majority of people within your culture do not lead and do not have the obvious opportunity to lead simple lives—the life small enough to be lived in one place with the small tasks not associated with the earning of your money. These tasks become luxuries, and entities choose under great pressures to do so, to have ambitions and to pursue these ambitions, whether they be within the world of material supply or intellectual advancement or spiritual seeking.

The basic attitude is often that which seems obviously to be at work in the processes of the educating of the self throughout the school years—to read, to do, to learn, to gather, to amass, to become more aware. These ambitions create tremendous complexity. To relocate so that the living of the complex lifestyle is possible while retaining the attitude of one who lives a simple life is a seeking which is, we would say, close to universal among those entities who have consciously chosen to pursue the living of a life by faith rather than by words.

The one known as Jesus was a teacher whose words often addressed the process of choosing to be a pilgrim, seeker or disciple of truth during a busy incarnation. This entity often suggested the very difficult possibility—to look at, to choose—of actually becoming the whole and complete pilgrim, giving away all things of the world except one outfit of clothing, not worrying about money, taking to the road … And this is one good way to begin to simplify one’s worldly, shall we say, concerns. However, the effects of an ethos or “cultural type” are subtle, and into any chosen lifestyle, no matter what its seeming simplicity, the cultural pressures to think along certain paradigms almost inevitably create as much complexity revolving around what this entity would call “chopping wood and carrying water” as they would create for a professional person with extended responsibilities. In other words, although choosing a simpler lifestyle may seem to aid in the development of a more harmonious attitude, any outer, physically described circumstance offers only the potential for such results. In each case, it is the mind of the seeker which creates that which it desires by desiring it.

What is the process of desiring? One, perhaps, could describe desire as “a falling in love with.” Certainly, the desires of the heart are deeply felt and etched with the pen of love. The yearning for that centered, flowing, effortless living which each seeker has experienced at certain times is constant, and sometimes nearly overwhelming. How the seeker yearns to feel wholly connected with the wellsprings of life, light, love and truth! It is within each seeker’s ability to so discipline the thoughts and the attitudes that, more and more, there is an increased potential for returning to a centered position of heart and mind, within which a true simplification of the improving of the centered stance is achieved.

The group question for this session was: “The question today has to do with how we do open ourselves to the awareness of non-dedication to an outcome?” Q’uo began by saying that in the second density tree the time of year known as spring sees the natural rising of the life-giving food to each of the limbs in unconscious awareness to begin their complex process of opening the leaf buds into leaves.  Then Q’uo said that when second density entities are graduated to the third density they receive the gift of self-consciousness but are no longer able to manifest perfect unconscious awareness as the unconscious mind is opaque and unavailable [due to the veil of forgetting]. Q’uo continued by saying that the third density offers both the simple and the complex societies, and the complex societies are more likely to put pressure upon themselves to gain the world of material supply, or intellectual advancement, or spiritual seeking which have the effect of creating the desire to learn, to gather, and to become more aware. Then Q’uo said that choosing to move from the complexity of life to a simpler lifestyle is a process that requires faith rather than words so that the mind of the seeker creates what it desires by desiring it. Q’uo continued by saying that when the seeker desires to be connected to wellsprings of life, light, love, and truth it may do so by disciplining its attitude so that its balance of its heart, and mind, and the simple lifestyle is achieved. On April 13, 2022, Q’uo discussed the value of the balance of the heart and the mind:

Discernment is the faculty of both heart and mind, we may say. Discernment is rightfully employed on these two levels of an entity’s experience when examining such questions having to do with lessons of an entity’s wide-ranging experience upon this planet, lessons which could be in the present time or in other times, other realities. When the heart and mind together, representing the power of love within an entity combined with the power of the intelligence of the entity, are used together in a perceptive fashion, then lessons, which are found in the smallest and the largest of experiences, become clearer.

The discernment of patterns may become clearer to an entity using both heart and mind perceiving an experience repeating over and over in an entity’s life experience, so that the heart and mind of the entity may clearly see or feel that a lesson is there to be understood; a lesson is there speaking to the heart and mind of the entity; a pattern, a repetition may reveal such. The pattern could be of what is called catalyst or circumstances which bring up in an entity a response, an awareness, an understanding that something here must be dealt with, something here is calling my attention, to use quotation marks, to indicate an entity speaking within itself about circumstances that are serving as a kind of mirror into which the entity may look and see the nature of a lesson appearing over and over again.

A lesson may appear in other ways perhaps more pleasant. An entity may notice that when an action is taken out of compassion and love for another self, that good results arise from that chosen action. And if such repeats itself and shows itself in that mirror of which we spoke a moment ago, the entity may begin to see a lesson appearing when love and compassion are offered. A healing or another positive result, such as friendship or gratitude, results from such action offered. In this way, both the heart and the mind are the perceiving part of the entity working together to discern what the higher part of the entity, the spirit, knows is well for the entity to perceive at that time so that the lesson can be received and understood and used for healing, whether the circumstances are ones of a more pressing, difficult, or negative nature, or whether the circumstances are as we just described—ones that entail loving compassion, offered and engendering more love and compassion. In either case, or any in between, the entity is learning from the power of the repetitive nature of such experiences. An awareness then grows within the entity’s heart and mind, and a connection with the spirit, part of the mind/body/spirit complex, is made, so that spirit, mind, and heart work together in an enlarged fashion to understand the significance of the lesson.

Let us ask another question: What is each seeker’s process of perception, for this question is the beginning of a more interesting way of approaching becoming that centered entity which each wishes to become. The processes of perception are enormously many. In order to perceive anything, the five physical senses are, at all times when an entity is awake, sending millions, literally millions, of bits of information all the time to that biocomputer which you call the brain. Your brain uses programming which it began receiving before coming out of the womb. In order to prioritize the incoming data, perhaps one or two percent of the combined total of all sense information is actually chosen for use in any moment, and the rest is stored in that very, very spacious storage which you may call the brain. Therefore, if an entity wishes to alter the attitude, it is a good idea, we feel, to address the question of what sense data achieves the priority to be considered by the conscious mind as the moments fly by.

How can a seeker communicate with that unconscious portion of the mind which filters sense perceptions? The entity simply communicates with that portion of the self. The beginning of this communication is silent meditation. This is different for each entity. Some are refreshed by one method of silent listening, another by a second, and so forth. Each path is good for that one entity; each is unique. To improve that communication, then, the beginning is to meditate in your own unique way, to be faithful to the remembering each in your own way. For you see, it is remembering who you are to sit in meditation for a few moments, and within that silence, however imperfectly you may feel you are keeping that silence, you are doing the equivalent of knocking at that door to the subconscious or deeper mind and saying, “Yes, I am ready for material from you, I hope, in this way, in this set of emotions and attitudes with which I come questing to this silence.” And the deep mind hears and understands, and one more small step has been taken to move the seat of living from the brain and its intellectual circumstances to the heart, with its lack of justification and its purity of feeling, for the true wisdom lies within the emotions which are progressively purified by focus.

Once the habits have been set and experiences have been had of that feeling of life flowing freely, the feeling then can be, not created, but accessed by the seeker with more and more grace and ease, with simple repetitive—we correct this instrument—repetitive practice, for what you seek to be whole is already there, as each is truly aware. It is an allowing of that feeling to be there that is needed, an allowing that calls to your processes of perception and says, “I want information about love in this moment. Where is it? I want to be there working cooperatively with these energies.”

We know that each will be self-disappointed many times. We encourage each to consider that this, too, is a lovely portion of a process by which change within is achieved for each grain of transformation, each new ability to choose spiritually based information rather than other priorities. Some that were priorities will be lost, and as the heart and mind change their habits, that which is old and stale must fall away. This is perceived as painful.

Consequently, what we are saying is that along with the flow of living life cooperatively with destiny, there is a continuing discomfort which comes from changing faster than other entities because that is what you wish to do. However, it is a simple choice to make for most who prefer being awake and in the conscious presence of the Infinite to being those who are asleep in a dream within the dream of incarnation itself, and do not ask themselves to do aught except flow along the lines of the society.

We do encourage each not only to partake in this speeding up process of conscious living, but we encourage and exhort each to find within the attitude a growing awareness of how love felt within is a channel through which the infinite Love of the Creator may flow to others. Let that light within be. Let the self open and flow consciously, so that you may be part of the good in the lives of those whom you touch. Sometimes it is nothing more than a supportive smile to a stranger that makes the difference for that stranger that particular moment. As you are given grace to lift away from the stains of sorrow and toil into the ethereal beauty of that ever flowing Love which is the Creator, remember to be generous, and know that that which comes through you is in utter abundance—completely unlimited in supply.

How, then, does this translate to not worrying about lacks of perfection? My friends, when one does remember that one is a portion of Love, much begins to fall away. Work with these thoughts and be patient with the self. We believe you may one day look back and say, “Why yes, I believe I can feel the difference and see the progress.“ However, do not look for your getting better, but simply turn the heart and mind towards the infinite Creator, Whose creation expresses Its loving nature.

The trees now are in full leaf offering oxygen to each of you as you pass them offering to them, as you breathe, the carbon dioxide which the leaves need to grow. How loving and complete are the interrelationships of life to life! It is love reflected in love, over and over and over. The teacher known as Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men that the Creator is seen, not you.” We paraphrase, this instrument is reminding us. Let your light—let that light which flows through you—shine before all, and remember to enjoy that light as it pours through you.

Now Q’uo asked what the process of perception was that allows the seeker to become the centered entity that it wishes to be. They said that when the seeker is awake that its five senses of perception send the brain millions pieces of data, and the brain only uses only one or two percent of the data that it perceives to alter the attitude.  Q’uo suggested that we investigate how this data is chosen by the conscious mind and said that one’s own unique meditation be used to communicate with the deep mind to ask for those emotions and attitudes that are requested in this silence. They said that the deep mind hears this plea and opens the door to moving the way of living from the intellect of the brain to the heart and its wisdom of emotions which are purified by one’s focus. Then Q’uo said that as this process is practiced one can access more information about how to feel the love in the moment, but there would be moments of disappointment where spiritually based information would be chosen over previous information so that transformation may be experienced in a way which could be a painful process. They said that this was a speeding up process of realizing one’s destiny by being in contact with the Infinite One, and by remembering how the love of our heart felt when we are allowing the Love of the Creator to flow through us to others in whatever opportunity we have to share this Love with others. On November 6, 2016, Q’uo spoke of the value of giving love to others:

Any type of giving of love to another entity in whatever form, be it spoken words, be it written words, be it healing, be it the smile on the street, whatever means of sharing love and light is possible, is that which we see as being most important at this time. There is no way of sharing love and light that is not important. It is the intention with which it is shared we find to be of greatest importance. We find that the intention here within this group is very pure and is very powerful, and we take a great deal of pleasure in observing the light which emanates from this group. We are most grateful for your calling of us to be of service to you today.

We thank you for allowing us to speak, and we thank this instrument. We would at this time, transfer to the one known as [name] that we may offer questions an opportunity to be asked before we leave this group. Thusly, we do leave this instrument in love and light. We are those of Q’uo.

This morning I went outside and used my backpack blower to blow the leaves and tiny tree limbs out of the Moss Garden and into the area of the yard where I will be cutting the grass this afternoon. Then I used my trimmer to go around the yard and trim all of those areas around bushes and trees where the mower can’t go. Then I ran a few of errands with my first stop being at the vet’s to pick up some meds for Bosco. My second stop was at Paul’s Fruit Market to pick up some food for myself. My third stop was at Porter’s Paint to buy some paint and a paint roller.

This afternoon I used Venus, my big mower, to cut the grass all around the house. Then I used my backpack blower to blow all of the walkways, sidewalks, and driveway clean. My last job was to gather all of the small tree limbs in the pet cemetery and put them in a garbage can for yard waste pickup next week.

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

June 8

The Spirit Shakes The Pilgrim

I am the sacred principle of divine Love, the Spirit of the living Christ. I greet you in the name of Jesus the Christ.

This entity seeks purely and asks that the Spirit of Love offer to her a jewel of a thought, a crystallized concept that may enlarge her perception of the day ahead.

Yet we would rather not be the purveyor of perfect jewels which may be toyed with by the mind, fingered with those hands of thought which may soil and defile and then be put away, beautiful, crystalline, and ungiving.

Nay. The spirit of divine love is a spirit which, neatly or less neatly, seizes some portion of the mind and heart of the pilgrim and shakes it hard enough to rearrange the perceptions that have perhaps been too crystallized, too complacent, and too smug, so that the universe opens up and becomes that creation of the Father which is ever being recreated, newly created and beginning the process of creation.

For the Father’s hand becomes our hand, which becomes your hand, which moves then into the world in peace yet in power, power not only to alter but to reconstruct in a more godly manner the elements of thought which lead to a world view and action taken because of the world view.

You look toward an horizon of which you yet know not. Listen, for the voice of the transforming Spirit of Love lies in every expected and unexpected place. As the horizon moves through your day, the untidy, exciting and disturbing spirit sheds its peace everywhere. He who has ears, let him hear.

We leave you in peace, 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.