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

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and greet each again in love and in light through this instrument. At this time, it is our privilege to offer ourselves for any further query which those present may have for us. Is there a query at this time?

Questioner: I have a question. How does grace come into our lives and into our experience?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. The quality of consciousness which you would call “grace” is that quality that is nurtured in each seeker, as the seeker is able to open itself to the awareness of the perfection of all creation. Thus, it is also a process of realization. You may, in a moment of great desire, fling all predetermined expectations to the wind and become as hollow as the pipe through which the water moves, and this water for you is grace. The movement of the Spirit aligning with your open heart causes the feeling of perfection, purpose, place and identity with all to occur, so that your experience is the perfect reflection of the one Creator smiling through your face.

Questioner wanted to know: “How does grace come into our lives and into our experience?” Q’uo said that grace was a state of consciousness that had become aware of its perfection, and it could occur in a moment of great desire when all expectations were released so she became as hollow as a pipe so that water could flow through in the form of grace. Q’uo went on to say that the grace of the Spirit flowing through her open heart would be the perfect reflection of the one Creator smiling through her face. On September 23, 1990, Q’uo described how we can allow grace to flow through us:

However, rather than dwell upon this more shallow interpretation of your question, we would suggest that what you seek in the heart of your being is how to be in the presence of the one Creator in all your life experience. This, of course, is a product of the attitude, the motivation, the initial impulse for all that occurs in your life pattern.

Thus, we do not see the query as one which needs to make a choice between being and doing, but that which seeks an attitude of being filled with the presence of the one Creator, so that the moment is sufficient unto itself, and that as you exist in that moment that is ever-present, that which is appropriate for you to be or do will present itself to you without question. This attitude is that gift of grace which all seekers seek and revere, yet achieve not so much by ritual, by action, by prayer, or by any activity. It is rather that which is born in its own time through the persistent exercise of desire to know the truth.

This path of the pilgrim is the path which all walk. There is much effort expended physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as the table is prepared for the guest of great honor. No one knows when that guest shall walk through one’s door. Thus, it is well to be prepared at all times as best as one can be.

We have no clear cut answer for you, my sister, but offer these words in the hope that they will show a small light upon your journey upon which you may focus your attention in the hope that that light shall grow in brightness and in strength to illuminate ever more clearly and carefully the placement of the next step upon this path.

Is there another query, my sister?

Questioner: Thank you very much, but no. I’ll think about that. Thank you.

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

Carla: I’m having trouble moving from … I understand what you’re saying about, “re-think what your priorities are,” but moving from just a commitment to doing that and a commitment to regular meditation, to a place in life where you really are OK with letting things be … I’m not real clear on how you put that into effect—how you actually, positively do that. Could you give me some light here?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. Again, the persistent practice of remembering is that means whereby you begin to uncover your relationship to all things, discovering that that relationship is balance, is unity, is harmony. The seeker looks and seeks and asks and knocks many times at the door of understanding, and receives many times a glimpse to remind the seeker that there is a relationship of unity. This seeking is like unto moving from the conscious mind through that veil of forgetting, blazing a trail that can be traveled backward and forward into the subconscious mind which is full of the feeling of wholeness and unity. Thus, as you knock and seek, and repeat in heartfelt persistence this desire to remember, so do you remember that reality of unity. The process in your terms seems slow and …

[Side one of tape ends.]

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and am again with this instrument. We shall continue. As you continue to seek and to ask, so do you remember and receive the inspiration of that wholeness that is the true reality of your being. The process is filled, it would seem to you, with the pain of missing the mark, the slowness of repetition. Yet, in truth, this process is seen by us to be one of great vividness, great intensity, and great persistence, occurring in but the blink of an eye when seen from the eye of infinity.

Thus, the seeker is well counseled to depend upon the faith and the will—the rod and the staff—as it moves through that valley of darkness that is your incarnation, seeking the light upon the way.

Carla asked Q’uo: “I’m having trouble moving from … I understand what you’re saying about, “re-think what your priorities are,” but moving from just a commitment to doing that and a commitment to regular meditation, to a place in life where you really are OK with letting things be.” Q’uo said that Carla should use her meditations to remember that her relationship to all things is balance, unity, and harmony by penetrating the veil of forgetting and creating a trail from the conscious mind to the unconscious mind and back again to the conscious mind with faith and will to remember that her reality is that of wholeness and unity. On March 7, 2020, Q’uo spoke of the value of using faith and will on the spiritual journey:

The quality of faith for any seeker of truth is that quality which sees the rightness and the potential for growth in any present situation. The faith that one is in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing, or observing the appropriate portions of one’s being (and how they add to the potential for growth at all times) is where faith is most salient or important for the seeker.

This faith, then, may also call upon the quality of the will that each seeker has within its being to utilize the perceptions of the day, the catalyst of the experience, the potential within each moment to move forward in growth. This will, then, balances the faith so that there is the opportunity for the seeker to exercise its desire, its will, its potential to realize the qualities of faith that have pointed out the possibilities for growth for each seeker.

Thus, faith and will are the rod and the staff that each seeker carries with it as it moves through this third-density illusion, where the darkness of the illusion hides most of the Creator that is within each moment and each entity, and provides the entity, then, a means by which it may ascertain greater and greater means of moving forward in the process of spiritual growth. Together then, faith and will can utilize any present moment to move forward within the spiritual journey.

Is there a further query, my sister?

Carla: Just one small one. Perhaps that’s why I really love to sing so much. I do find sometimes when I’m singing, especially sacred music, that—I don’t know, things sort of feel better, as if I am accessing that place where everything is whole.

I am Q’uo, and we shall comment briefly upon your comment. It is so that each seeker shall find an unique pathway through the veil of forgetting, and perhaps shall discover a number of avenues or entrances to the feeling of wholeness and one’s complete and absolute connection to that unity. Thus does each entity channel a life experience distorted in more or less degree, and fashioned by the uniqueness of its own personality. Thus, each journey proceeds apace from every direction homeward to the center of unity.

Is there a further query?

Carla: No, Q’uo, thank you very much.

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


I am Q’uo, and it appears that we have exhausted the queries for the nonce. Before we take our leave of this instrument and this group, we would wish to offer our conditioning vibration to the one known as [name], and if this entity is willing, we would speak our identification through its instrument and speak a few sentences following. We would at this time, then, transfer this contact to the one known as [name]. We are those of Q’uo.


I am Q’uo, and am again with this instrument. We feel that there is the work for us to do in adjusting our vibrations to those of the new instrument, and at this time we would leave this group and to close this session of working, for this entity has already achieved some adjustment which allows more comfort to the new instrument. Consequently, we would bid this group hail and farewell, in the love and light of the One which is All. That All is Love, and all that comes from It is etched by Light. Adonai. We are those of Q’uo.

This morning I began using the sprinkler to water the flower gardens in the front yard, and then Anna and I synchronized our computers and listened to Carla channel those of Ra in Session #33. As, always, we enjoyed the meditative pace of Carla’s channeling and paused the recordings a few times to examine Ra’s thoughts. After that I went down to the basement and painted the floor again because my touchups that I made there last week were too obviously different from the rest of the floor when the light was on.

This afternoon I continued using the sprinkler to water the gardens in the side yard and in the back yard. Then I used the watering wand to water the flowers along the parking area in the front yard. My last work for the day was to pump out about a quarter of the fishpond and then clean the filters for the fountain. I took my speed walk while the water was refilling.

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

June 9

Suffering In The Desert

I am the spirit of the living Christ, the principle of the full consciousness of love.

Overnight there has been rain! And where before the earth was parched, now it thirsts no longer. In the wake of the rain there spring up countless flowers, the fruit of the blessing of water.

In human drought the suffering of the desert may be extreme and the thirst unbearable. In these circumstances it is the true pilgrim soul who sits down upon the dusty trail, knowing that there is no water, and who waits patiently for that daily bread which is the rainfall of the spirit of Christ.

If the time in the desert has been taken hard then the fruit, when rain does come, will be bitter. Take care that in your desert you may remain sweet, serving in consciousness the flowers of love and beauty so that when the rain does come there are no tares amidst the sweet flowers of your patient joy.

We leave you in peace, both now and ever.

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.