I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo channeling comes from June 19, 1994:

One way of progressing on the service-to-others path is by biasing our balance and then balancing our biases. These biases are brought to our attention by our perception of events and offer catalyst for processing. Eventually one profits by seeing the Creator in all and radiating love and acceptance in that reality. It appears that the construct of the mind is of such a nature that processing painful catalysts are engraved in the subconscious in a much firmer and more definite fashion than those learned by experiencing joy or happiness. Why did a loving Creator allow the constructs that learn more effectively with pain rather than with joy?

(Carla channeling)

I am Q’uo. Greetings in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. We are those of Q’uo. We greet you with joy as you rest in meditation this day to speak with you concerning joy and sorrow, gain and loss, illusion and truth. It is, as always, a distinct privilege to share your meditation, to blend our energies with your own, and to join you in the circle of seeking for this working. As always, examine our concepts with the ear for the recognition of personal truth. Lay any thoughts which do not seem appropriate for you to one side. For this we thank you.

The nature of third density is primarily dictated by the lessons which have been prepared for each seeker to walk with. And for the goal towards which these lessons point, that basic nature of your illusion is division into opposites, for yours is the density of choice. Yours is an illusion rich in either/or. The raw material which you bring to this illusion is itself duple. On the one hand, you bring to these lessons a physical, mental, emotional complex of great instinctual beauty, symmetry, and harmony. The physical vehicle of third density is unimaginably rich in sense perceptions. At all times the inner eye is filled with an enormous variety of sense perceptions. These are instinctually prioritized and held in an instinctual state of balance. This is that second-density creature which has accepted the role of carrying your consciousness about for this incarnative experience.

In return for all of the unimaginable wealth of sensations and perceptions the physical body asks in return that it be tended, and this tending is established as a large and pivotal activity throughout third-density experience. The right use of this instinctual vehicle constantly remains an issue to the seeker.

To this density has been brought also the infinite, eternal, creative consciousness which is within the Creator and which, as you hear these words, is experiencing that which the instinctual body offers and then perhaps having the awareness to reprioritize the wealth of sense perceptions made available by the instinctual body. Thusly, your very physical situation holds a dichotomy which may be seen to be peculiarly vulnerable to choices. The beginning of third density rests in the either/or of spiritual or physical, eternal or time bound. At this level one does not view good or evil, positive or negative. Rather, one is viewing the temporary as opposed to the eternal. The Creator—that creative principle of Love in which all reside—rests within the infinite intelligence of unpotentiated Love.

However, each individualized spark of this Love experiences time, space, and within your density, choices, whereas the truth rests always in peace. The seeker of truth, time and space-bound within the physical incarnation, must place one foot ahead of the other, moment by moment, day by day, revolving about that truth which lies imminent within each moment, constantly having the opportunity to gaze into the present moment in such a way that sense perceptions are reprioritized in order to maximize the effectiveness of the choices available in that moment.

Always, there is the choice between that which lies upon the surface and that which lies beneath, beyond, and through the surface unto the deepest profundity of awareness. We have often said that the journey of the seeker is one from the head to the heart. When the perceptions of the moment are evaluated by one drifting upon the surface of the moment there is fairly constantly the making of choices which maximize comfort. We do not imply that there is something wrong with comfort. We simply point out that comfort or happiness is neither joy or sorrow, but simply comfort. That which most entities call joy is actually no more than a surface degree of comfort and ease within which one may rest and enjoy the illusion. With this we find absolutely nothing amiss. It is only that the state of mind which is comfortable runs directly counter to that state of mind in which the seeker may make choices.

It is not that sorrow, loss, and limitation are the only means of learning the lessons of love and polarizing towards the infinite Creator’s vibration, but, rather, that few indeed are the entities which are willing, in the absence of pain, to do the intensive work which is needed to attain an acceleration of the polarization process using joy as catalyst.

Here is how to be joyful. Upon the arising, turn to the infinite One and instant by instant turn again to the infinite One, again and again, in all things giving thanks, in all conditions rejoicing. Turn again to the infinite One and rest in that peace which truly the world does not know. Joy is a living energy as powerful and as effective a teacher as sorrow. However, it demands of the seeker a self-imposed discipline of the personality which looks beyond ease and comfort and energizes and exhorts the self again and again unceasingly to rejoice, give praise and offer thanksgiving to the infinite One.

One of your teachers known as Joel Goldsmith has called this joyful path “practicing the presence of the one infinite Creator.” The path of joy is equally as effective as the path of sorrow. Yet, if the seeker is truly upon the path of joy there is the same degree of creative unrest in this process that there is while undergoing the catalyst of losses, limitations and grief. This is the road not taken, the path of joy. If you would be good at this path, learn to be dissatisfied with happiness and count all things as loss except turning again to praise and give thanks to the one infinite Creator. If the intensity of desire can be maintained while there is an absence of negative catalyst, then the negative catalyst is not necessary. You may see that, indeed, few there are who are able to walk this particular path to the infinite One.

The group question for this session was: “It appears that the construct of the mind is of such a nature that processing painful catalysts are engraved in the subconscious in a much firmer and more definite fashion than those learned by experiencing joy or happiness. Why did a loving Creator allow the constructs that learn more effectively with pain rather than with joy?” Q’uo began their reply by saying that our third-density illusion is an experience of opposites, of either/or, because it is the density of choice. Then Q’uo said that in the third density we live within the physical body that has a wealth of sense perceptions to share with our consciousness which then prioritizes these perceptions either in the spiritual or physical nature, which could also be seen as the eternal or time bound nature. Q’uo continued by saying that each seeker experiences time, space, and choices on a daily basis whereas the truth is found in peace, so the seeker must perceive the sense perceptions and continue making the most effective choices within this present moment of peace. Q’uo went on to say that instead of remaining on the surface of seeking comfort, it is important to move to deeper levels of awareness in order to make choices which deal with sorrow, loss, and pain that help the seeker learn the lessons of how to move from the head to the heart. However, Q’uo also said that it was possible to reach the same goal by using joy in the repeated giving of praise and thanksgiving to the one Creator throughout the day, and this discipline would allow the seeker to know a peace that the world knows not. Q’uo said that the paths of sorrow and joy are equally effective as the path of joy can be successful if one can be dissatisfied with all happiness and count all things as loss except to maintain the intensity of desire to give praise and thanks to the infinite Creator. On October 29, 1995, Q’uo described the path of joy:

To be transparent is the most apt skill that can be created within your practice in terms of becoming aware of the ultimate essence of who you are. This transparency is, shall we say, not a state of being which is primary on the agenda of lessons learned within your density. However, those who seek the one infinite Mystery often yearn to be transparent to the surrounding illusion and wish mightily to experience that lightness in transparency of being which is associated with being pure spirit. The most calm and the most busy of times alike offer moments or windows of opportunity wherein suddenly the illusion crystallizes and shimmers, and the transparency of being can be felt. When these moments occur, find time to give praise and thanks for these experiences of a truth that lies within you.

The path of sorrow, then, is that path which nearly all experience nearly all the time within incarnation. Misery, anger, grief—all the uncomfortable emotional and mental states—create a necessity for seeking some means of relief. The limitations are there because the nature of the choice is such that the surface illusion can be seen by the seeker to be an illusion. And it is through the growing discomfort of catalyst, of loss and limitation, that the wayward spirit is finally alert to the need for discipline.

That which needs to be grasped may perhaps be seen to be held in the concept of sacrifice. The seeker is born into a world which offers great riches. These riches are apparent: health, possessions, power. All that which is seen, however, is the illusion. If the world thinks well of something, it is almost sure to be that which is illusory. So, how then to get the attention? How to make the self work, spiritually speaking? The infant comes into the world in a state of unrestrained joy. This is the path upon which entities begin. Often before the entity has opened the eyes to the physical world that joy has been compromised. Certainly within the first year or two of incarnation that native joy will be compromised, and the entity plunges into the myriad catalysts of this rich illusion which you now enjoy. As one watches the growing child one can see this joy more and more compromised by circumstance.

Where are the teachers of the path of joy? Why is this path not more used? There is a simple answer; that being that the path of joy is the path of the adept and to the adept all things are loss, except the infinite Creator and serving that love which is the Creator. All things whatever may be counted as loss except that service. It is for this that each has come into this incarnation, to learn this path. This shining goal waits for each and becomes the path of fourth density. But third density still is being processed by each. This joy is still to be experienced fully except in many moments for each seeker where there is the click of sliding into that presence which is electric, which is the Creator within.

So, we welcome you to this path of sorrow, loss and limitation. We encourage each to practice the path of joy, to practice the presence of the one infinite Creator. But we say to you that most of you shall, again and again, fall away from joy into comfort, happiness and eventual sorrow. And we say that it is well that these sorrows then occur, for this is that which teaches at this particular stage of awareness. The primary choice, we say again, is toward the absolute, the infinite and eternal as opposed to all things temporary and illusory.

We encourage each seeker to practice this joy as much as possible within the framework of an authentically lived life which grapples with the sorrows of an incarnation. Encourage and exhort each other to practice the presence in all ways which are meet and appropriate, one to another. Encourage the self, whenever the mind may turn to awareness of self, to turn again and again to that center within in which all things reside, abide and have their being. Give thanks always and for every blessing, including the most unimaginable loss and pain. Rejoice in hardship and suffering. And let your heart be glad in life, in death. Then you shall not be troubled with sorrow. But, dear ones, if you cannot achieve this state of vibration, know that this is no more than what was expected for third density. You now walk in a shadow land where nothing is what it seems. Within each atom of this shadow land resides an infinite, absolute reality. The journey takes no time, no space. The answers lie within. Do not begrudge your sorrows their place, for the path of joy does await.

Then Q’uo said that almost everyone in the third density experiences the path of uncomfortable mental and emotional states that can only be dealt with by some kind of discipline. They continued by saying that we are all born into the world of seeming riches such as health, possessions, and power, but these are illusions, and the joy of seeking them must eventually be sacrificed so that the catalyst of the illusion may become processed in the form of the loss of these riches, and then the seeker can focus upon loving and serving the Creator which is the path into the fourth density. Q’uo continued by encouraging seekers to follow the path of the joy of the presence of the one infinite Creator and to join with others in this path in order to deal with the sorrows of life, to rejoice in pain and suffering, but then Q’uo said that if we cannot sustain this state of vibration, that is what the third density is all about: nothing is what it seems and all answers and sorrows will lead us to the path of joy. On February 15, 2023, Q’uo spoke about the experience of joy:

Tonight you ask about the spirit portion of your mind/body/spirit complex and how it might be seen as that which partakes more fully and freely, of what you call joy. The joy of being. The joy of knowing your connection to the One Infinite Creator. The joy of knowing your connection with all of your brothers and sisters within the third density, who are also manifestations of the One Infinite Creator. This is a kind of knowing that comes from the heart of your being that is connected to the Love of the One Infinite Creator that has created the universe around you out of its Love, focused into Light. Your spirit is that which partakes of the nature of creation as being a portion of the One Creator.

At this time, we would transfer this contact to the one known as Jim. We thank this instrument as we leave it. We are those of Q’uo.

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and greet each again in love and in light through this instrument. At this time we would ask if we may speak to any further queries which those present may find value in the asking. Is there another query at this time?

R: Could you restate the comment that “all things are loss which are part of the illusion”? Could you say that again?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my brother. When we say that all things are loss we mean that there will come a time when all things that are made shall not be made, for the creation of things evolves and changes until there is another vibratory pattern that replaces the old. In each incarnation there is the experience gained that is reserved or kept according to its quality and kind rather than the details of the makeup of the experience being kept. Thus, distillations of your incarnational experiences become that soul essence that is you as you progress through the octaves of light. That essence remains and is eternal, whereas the forms that were utilized to provide experience that is later distilled to essence, these all fade away.

Is there a further query, my brother?

R: No, thank you.

Q’uo: We thank you, my brother, and we would also thank the one known as N for providing the focus for our working this day. We are with this entity in meditation, upon request, as we are with all entities who request our presence in the meditative state. We are happy to blend our vibrations there and to aid in the deepening of your meditation.

At this time we would take our leave of this instrument and this group, leaving each, as always, in the love and in the light of the infinite Creator. We are those of Q’uo. Adonai, my friends. Adonai.

This morning I changed out the sugar syrup in my three hummingbird feeders, and then I went across the street to my neighbor’s yard and did the same with her two hummingbird feeders. Then I made an errand run with my first stop being at The Home Depot to pick up three more Sun Patiens for my clay tile pyramid. My second stop was at Feeder’s Supply where I bought some kitty litter, bird seed, and fish food. Then I stopped in at Paul’s Fruit Market to buy some food for myself. My last stop was at Walgreen’s Drug Store where I bought some Pepsi Zero. When I got home, I finished the transplanting of the Sun Patiens into the clay tile pyramid and the Marigolds that I bought yesterday into the flower garden in the middle of the Moss Garden.

This afternoon I found a smaller stone to put beneath the fountain in the fishpond so that it does not spray its fountain so that it splashes off of the schemer box and the out of the fishpond. The water clarity seemed off to me, so I pumped a quarter of the water out of the fishpond, cleaned the filters, and refilled the fishpond with fresh water.

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

July 9

Awaiting The Host’s Invitation

I am of those who shower this world with the ever-creative Love of Jesus the Christ. I greet you in the consciousness of Love.

That consciousness flowers when it will, as the world calls for it and requires it. That consciousness is called by desire. That consciousness dwells as the guest within the house, awaiting the host’s invitation to join in the conversation at table.

At times your experience may that of the banquet and at other times that of starvation fare. Yet always the manna of divine thought is there in full supply to fill the hearts and minds of those who seek beyond banquet and hunger to that food which is given every day for the transformation of the self and the renewal of all of humankind.

We leave you in the peace of constant, divine Love. Whatever your circumstance this is yours, now and forever. 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.