2023-01-28

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Three and the section on contemplation:

Contemplation

“In meditation allow the silence to do its work. But in contemplation simply allow the self to move into those states of emotion that arise in this pattern. Feel that state. Enter into every nook and cranny of this emotion or of this nexus of emotions. Allow association to move your feelings and see if there is a constellation of events or memories that seem to trigger this same type of emotional response. In this way you are working on your consciousness without departing from the situation at hand, for there is a self that is beneath all of these experiences that come within the incarnation. As one goes through the illusion day by day one can more and more find composure where formerly there was conflict simply because the attitude of faith has begun to take root and the need is not felt so quickly to move into patterns that take one away [from] faith and into the doubtful waters of opinions and words and points of view.” Q’uo, March 23, 1997

Both meditation and contemplation are used in silence, but whereas meditation lets thoughts naturally drop away in order to bask in the silence of communion with the Creator, contemplation remembers personal events that have been troubling in some degree in order to resolve them through self-examination. In this technique the Player will allow any associations that might be related to such events to come into the inner view in order to explore the nature of their functioning that has resulted in any kind of disharmony, fear, or doubt. In this process we are relying on our memories and our emotions to help us rectify any inner turmoil.

Q’uo spoke of a “self that is beneath all of these experiences that come within the incarnation”, and I believe that this self is what some would call the witness. This witness portion of our deeper self is very spiritually oriented and provides us with the faith that we can find resolutions to disharmony and a clear path of action through any doubts that may have arisen in our life experience. I think that part of the effectiveness of contemplation is that it allows our conscious mind to make a connection with some portion of our subconscious mind through the activation of our intuition. Then we may be able to mine the resources of our subconscious mind for answers to our questions that may come from our guides, our higher self, or that part of our subconscious mind that might be called the witness which is a portion of ourselves and much more as Q’uo described here:


We say to you that in actuality all that you have experienced as rock, as tree, as human, as what you call angel, as sun, as Creator, all of these things are the witness that flings the hand to beckon the stars. All that moves, moves and has being in an instant and within this instant the millions and millions of years of a whole creation beginning, continuing, and ending has taken place. You now experience the instant before the Creator coalesces once again. Time is an illusion, space is an illusion. The witness knows at some level the depth of this illusion, and through all change it keeps its feet steadily upon the desert floor. There is that within you which has such power that you could not image or believe this selfhood to be yours.

You ask how to meet change? We say to you the second thing that is you do not have to meet change. You have only to remember who you are. You are the witness; pay attention. Remember the desert floor and the out-flung hand, remember the stars spinning into your consciousness and meet change with love, for you have nothing to fear. You commanded this change. Q’uo, January 16, 1994.

Today in our healing circle we talked about the areas within our own being that we felt might be in need of healing, and we set our intentions to find that healing by asking what is the damage playing out in my life by this area needing healing? The we asked what is the strongest emotion that I feel right now? That was followed by the question of who is involved in this area of myself that needs healing? The final question was when was the first time I felt this emotion? Then we invited our higher selves to join us as well as our guides and the other people involved in the area needing healing. Eventually, we were able to forgive everyone involved, thank them for their service to us and send them on their way with love. It was a very inspiring experience and was done in the meditative state with inspiring music playing lowly in the background.

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

January 28

The Winter Of Your Soul

I am the spirit of God in Jesus the Christ and I greet you in the full consciousness of love.

How easy it is in the winter time to abandon the natural world as a source of inspiration, understanding and joy. For your feet touch not the holy ground but, rather, the manmade floors of inner rooms. Your faces feel not the keen sting of cold winds except as you hurry from enclosure to enclosure. And you can hear not, through the thick windows that guard your heat, the many sounds of living creatures rejoicing in their lives.

So it is in the winter time that man does not emulate the tree which puts its roots down into the cold and frozen ground, trusting in the deeper waters of food, nourishment and nurture. For it does not seem that the Creator could possibly intend this season to be blessed.

Yet you, yourselves, are like a tree, and we urge you this day to plant your winter feet upon the frozen ground, trusting as you do so that the living energy of holy ground may, through contact, become yours, that you may have the sense of the dark and secret roots of winter trees gathering, in quietness, all those nutrients in preparation for the time when the soil shall be soft and the wind and sun gentle.

In winter you are a winter flower. Do not cut yourself off from the creation but rejoice with all that you are in the blessedness and sanctity of every portion of your environment, for you shall find strength from the knowledge that you cannot walk except in goodness and light.

May you have faith in the winter of your soul that all is well, that roots are moving down, collecting nourishment and preparing in timeless, steady fashion for the blooming of joy and beauty that shall come through you in the next springtime of your life cycle.

We wish you merriment and the thawing of the frozen heart, both this day and forever. Peace to you. 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.

2023-01-30

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Three and the section on prayer:

Prayer

Like meditation and contemplation, prayer is a very effective way for us to deepen our awareness in order to do work in consciousness. I feel that the most important ingredient in our prayers is our intention for the prayer and our will to be part of the answer to our prayers. I would also recommend that when we pray for others we ask that the highest and best be done for them according to the will of the Creator because this is not the density of understanding. Some people may feel that they know what another person who is in some kind of distress needs, so they ask God, or the Creator, to provide the specific outcome that would provide immediate relief for that distress. However, I don’t believe that any of us is wise enough to know what would fulfill the pre-incarnative choices of anyone else or ourselves for that matter. Beautiful lessons of healing, love, and enlightenment often are produced by going through the most traumatic of experiences as Ra said in 34.14:

It is to be noted that among your entities a large percentage of all progression has as catalyst, trauma.

 In this quote Q’uo gives some general principles of how and why we might pray:

Everyone’s Creator is different. Everyone’s mode and method of prayer and hope and desire is different, often radically different, yet each path is utterly appropriate for the person to whom it is natural and the part that is appropriate to an entity must needs be respected by that entity with an authority that is above all teaching, all outer authority and all discrimination that is not one’s own, for the truth that is yours is not heard, but heard and recognized, somehow remembered. If it is not recognized, if it remains in the head and does not move to the heart with a feeling of recovered memory, it is not your truth, and no matter who says it to you, it is to be laid aside gently and with respect, but with a firmness that allows no stumbling block to enter your path.

So when we say to you that questions about relationships are actually questions about how to seek and to pray, we offer this as opinion, and we ask you to subject this and all opinions to your discrimination. Q’uo, March 29, 1992.

Once again, Q’uo speaks about the unique nature of prayer being as unique as are the people who pray:

There are as many ways to pray as there are people who seek to join in union with the one infinite Creator that is their beginning, their end, and their deepest truth. We would assure you that there are no mistakes. If there is an intention to pray, [however you choose to pray] will be an effective way for you to pray.

Remember always that thanksgiving, praise and devotion are also ways to pray—to enter the silence and to feel the union with the One that opens to you that gateway to intelligent infinity.” Q’uo, January 30, 2010

I love Q’uo’s suggestion that one of the most effective means of prayer are thanksgiving, praise and devotion. I think that this type of praying is effective in reaffirming our natures as portions of the one infinite Creator. As portions of the one Creator we are blessed by Its grace, Its peace, and that grand overview that continues to inform us of the beauty and purpose of our lives. In my Morning Offering I say this prayer in my attempt to thank the Creator, the Father, for my life:

Father, we praise and bless your holy name and thank you once again today for this amazing opportunity that you have given us: to be alive in your infinite creation and to be able to seek you and serve you with every thought, word, and deed. Father, you already know the needs of all of your children. Your blessings are always upon us. Open our eyes and our hearts to them that we may ever be aware of the wonders of your works. Amen.

This evening we will begin a healing workshop with about ten good friends of L/L Research to see how we can manifest healing the wounds of mind, body, and spirit that everyone suffers at some time within the third-density experience. This workshop will continue through Saturday and end late Sunday afternoon.

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

January 27

Beyond Reason And Comfort

I am the spirit of the consciousness of love, the creative principle of the universe and all that is manifested within it.

To deal with words is to become involved in overstatement and understatement, both of which are unavoidable. And to seem to be rational is a situation we must endure. For the spirit of mighty love is anything but rational. And its strength lies not in man’s ability to reason it out but in the ability of spirit to gaze beyond the reason of man.

Thus it will sometimes seem to you that the spirit is a harsh and unforgiving voice and is perhaps more interested in enriching negative experience than in offering ease and comfort. Yet to be a Comforter is to seek hard times and hard decisions and then to invest such with the consciousness of love. For it is not in comfortable times that a Comforter is needed but during the transformation of difficulty.

We ask you, then, to ask of the spirit not “Why?” but “What?” and “How?” For though we shall not be the voice of reason to you, yet shall the comfort which we do offer be more precious to the seeker than rubies and gold.

In peace we leave you, now and always. 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.

2023-01-29

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Three and the section on mantras:

Mantras

A mantra is a word or phrase that helps us focus our mind in meditation. It also can have a more specific purpose of focusing our mind on a particular desire that we would like to realize in our life. It can be seen as a seed that we plant in our consciousness, and we water and fertilize it by our attention on a daily basis. There are many popular mantras that have been used by people for over hundreds and thousands of years, and their focus is completely on spiritual principles and religious traditions that also have some kind of communion with the one Creator as their ultimate goal. Here Q’uo shares their perceptions as to how mantras are useful in the spiritual journey in general and in meditation in particular:


An earlier query by the questioner to this instrument provoked in our response a discussion of the nature of sound and the use of the voice. And in answering the latter part of your query, my brother, we would focus upon that topic once again. Mantras are extremely powerful, as you have already discovered. Like the affirmative statements, they must be well chosen, for they bore deeply within the mind.

When appropriately chosen and full of truth for that seeker, the use of the mantra shall indeed create an immediate change in the vibratory level of the seeker. It is a change in vibration which is not specific. It is a change in vibration which goes to the deepest roots of consciousness. For in the deepest roots of consciousness, the name of every seeker is the one infinite Creator. Whatever god-name that a mantra contains is the deepest, truest name of the self. You are calling to your self across the aeons of timelessness and time, spacelessness and space, moving to that one point where you and the Creator are one. This is meat, as the one known as Jesus the Christ says, of which the world knows not. This is drink, after which the seeker shall never thirst.

Working with mantras is working with the archetypal mind. In a way, this is also a magical working. However, because of the fact that it is without form, not being a statement but a name or principle, there is a safety involved in that the mind cannot do anything with that word, or god-name, or naked principle which is the mantra. And so it lets it go down immediately into the subconscious mind.

As with all magical rituals, repetition is a key to the effectiveness and the power of the ritual. That change in consciousness which is sought becomes more and more easily, even effortlessly, achieved as the habit deepens of using this mantra. It is, as the questioner said in the round-robin discussion before this channeling began, a most effective way of smoothing out the bumps in the personality shell. It brings one to a world where suffering and catalyst, light and dark, day and night are subsumed into a sacred space where all is one and all is well. This being the deeper truth, it informs the lesser truth, so the life is transformed in a way which cannot be explained intellectually but which nevertheless is very effective. Q’uo, March 29, 2008.

The following mantras are from the Hindu tradition.

Om — It is one of the most important, popular and sacred Hindu mantras and symbols. It is equally popular among Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. Most of the Vedic mantras contain Om. It is the most basic mantra yet the most important as well as it is the source of all Hindu mantras. It represents soul and ultimate truth or divine knowledge. You can chant this mantra aloud, or internally, or meditate on it. There are many ways Om is used. It is the most respected and revered word in Hinduism.

om namah shivaya – This mantra is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is one of the most popular Shiva mantras. It is easy to chant and pronounce, and its meaning is adoration to Shiva.

The next  mantra is the main mantra of the hare Krishna movement and also called the maha mantra of Vaishnavas.

hare Krishna hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna hare hare
hare rāma hare rāma
rāma rāma hare hare

The following are a few Buddhist mantras:

The Shakyamuni mantra

“Om Muni Muni Mahamuni Shakyamuniye Svaha.”

“I invoke the Universal sound, Buddha nature and the wise one, wise one of the Shakyans, hail to thee!”

The Avalokitesvara mantra

“Om Mani Padme Hum.”

“I now invoke the Universal sound, the jewel, the goal of Enlightenment, love, and compassion, Lotus wisdom, and a pure indivisible unity of wisdom with practice.”

The Green Tara mantra

“Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha.”

“I invoke the Universal sound and the Green Tara to bring deliverance from suffering and delusion, paving the way for compassion and Enlightenment. I offer this prayer to Green Tara.”

This morning I decided to treat myself to a meal for lunch from the Village Anchor, a restaurant just two blocks away. I ordered green chili wontons and picked them up as a take out meal after I had gone to the vet to pick up some meds for Boscoe and then to Walgreen’s Drug Store to pick up some eggs and ice cream.

This afternoon I decided to vacuum the first floor of the house a day early as we are beginning a healing workshop Friday through Sunday. I also washed a load of clothes to have that Friday job done before the workshop begins.

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

January 26

Discrimination

I am the consciousness of love, the full principle of the creative love of Jesus Christ, the exemplar to a torn world of the whole and shining garment of light that is the creation.

Many false prophets have spoken and been heard throughout the ages of humankind and many now are among you. We who wish to create opportunities for enhanced growth of spirit within the hearts of all people wish nothing more than to join hands and hearts in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ for the transformation of your rounded world into a sphere which manifests the light which lies within it.

Yet would we rather urge discrimination of the most fastidious kind than acts of faith without judgment. For though we do not ask that you judge your actions or those of others in such a way that you cripple yourself with guilt or anger, nevertheless we do request that the full use of your powers of discrimination be used in listening to any words, however wonderful the source may seem. For if we have miracles between our lines, that shall become apparent to you who ponder these poor thoughts which we offer in the service of love.

May you go your way 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.

2023-01-25

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Three and the section on meditation and breathing techniques:

Meditation

Ever since 1962, the Confederation of Planets in the Service of the One Infinite Creator has suggested that our greatest tool in following our spiritual paths and being of service to others is meditation. Meditation is a practice that is available to everyone and, when used on a daily basis, can give us an enhanced perception of the Creator and the creation around us. At the beginning of this chapter I introduced the basic concept of meditation and how it could become more and more helpful as part of our spiritual journey. Now I would like to go deeper into different types of meditation.

Breathing techniques

There are many different kinds of breathing techniques which are useful in developing a meditative practice. The simplest was suggested by Ra in 49.8, where they did not offer any deviation from our normal process of breathing:

The passive meditation involving the clearing of the mind—the emptying of the mental jumble which is characteristic of mind complex activity among your peoples—is efficacious for those whose goal is to achieve an inner silence as a base from which to listen to the Creator. This is an useful and helpful tool, and is, by far, the most generally useful type of meditation as opposed to contemplation or prayer.”

Both prayer and meditation are ways of communing with the Creator. Prayer is our means of speaking to the Creator and thanking the Creator for our very lives and the opportunity to serve the Creator in all beings through our words, our thoughts, and our deeds. Silent meditation, on the other hand, is our means of listening to the Creator for Its messages which might come in a variety of ways: intuitive flashes indicating a direction or pattern of thought; images meant to inspire; deep silence that may dissolve fears and doubts; coincidences and synchronicities confirming our thoughts and actions; and we may even hear or see words giving us a specific direction or pattern of thoughts although it is more likely that the messages will be in thoughts too deep for words.

Another form of meditation is called mindfulness meditation, and it is often used to help in overcoming dissatisfaction, impatience, intolerance and many of the other habits that keep us from living fuller, happier lives. Keeping the back straight, feet on the floor, and hands in the lap is the required posture. Then become aware of the breath or other body sensations along with any thoughts that come into the mind, and these are ways of focusing your attention with the objective of being honest with yourself as to how you feel about these thoughts. This type of meditation has proven to be helpful in dealing with stress and anxiety.

For people who have a hard time remaining motionless the movement meditation, especially the walking meditation, allows one to combine mindfulness with a physical discipline like yoga or tai chi. You can also combine it with more regular activities like walking your dog, gardening, playing golf or even taking a bath. This type of meditation works well for people who have more success in concentrating their attention when their bodies are in motion.

Deep breathing is also a very popular type of meditative technique. Concentrating on the breath seems to be much easier when the breath is exaggerated as it is in deep breathing. In this type of deep breathing meditation, another technique that can be used with deep breathing is holding the breath for a certain period of time on the inhale, the exhale, or both. For some people holding the breath also enhances the activation of the higher energy centers. However, it seems that keeping the inner focus on the indigo-ray energy center in any variation of this meditative technique creates a greater possibility of activation of the higher energy centers. The goal of this type of meditation is to activate the intelligent energy of the indigo chakra and then, perhaps, make contact with the intelligent infinity of the violet ray chakra. Both of these chakras offer a further experience of the one Creator available from the meditative state.

In 42.13 Ra mentioned visualization meditation as a means of increasing our attention span:

Questioner: Can you mention some exercises for helping to increase the attention span?

Ra: I am Ra. Such exercises are common among the many mystical traditions of your entities. The visualization of a shape and color which is of personal inspirational quality to the meditator is the heart of what you would call the religious aspects of this sort of visualization.

The visualization of simple shapes and colors which have no innate inspirational quality to the entity form the basis for what you may call your magical traditions.

Whether you image the rose or the circle is not important. However, it is suggested that one or the other path towards visualization be chosen in order to exercise this faculty. This is due to the careful arrangement of shapes and colors which have been described as visualizations by those steeped in the magical tradition.

In 49.8, Ra listed more uses of the visualization type of meditation:

The type of meditation which may be called visualization has as its goal not that which is contained in the meditation itself. Visualization is the tool of the adept. Those who learn to hold visual images in mind are developing an inner concentrative power that can transcend boredom and discomfort. When this ability has become crystallized in an adept, the adept may then do polarizing in consciousness without external action which can affect the planetary consciousness. This is the reason for existence of the so-called white magician. Only those wishing to pursue the conscious raising of planetary vibration will find visualization to be a particularly satisfying type of meditation.

The last type of meditation that I would like to share with you is one of the first ones that I learned from the fellow who taught me what he called brain self-control as a form of self-therapy. His meditation technique utilized sitting with the back straight and then keeping the inner vision focused on the indigo-ray energy center. In this configuration most of the time you will see various areas of light and dark all mixed together. He would find an area of light in the center of his inner field of vision and focus on that light until it got bigger and bigger. As it grew in size it would take on the variety of light and dark areas with which he began. He would continue to focus on the center of his inner field of vision and find another point of light. He would keep doing this as a means of keeping his thoughts single-pointed, and every now and then the light would become very bright. I think that this form of meditation, and all forms of meditation for that matter, are a means of listening to or communing with the one Creator, and this is a conversation that we seek as Players on the Enhanced Gameboard of Life.

This morning I ran a series of errands with my first stop being at Feeder’s Supply where I bought another 40 lb. bag of bird seed. Then I stopped at the bank to withdraw some money to spend on small purchases. My third stop was at Kroeger’s to get some food that I can’t find at Paul’s Food Market. My fourth stop was at Paul’s Food Market to get some of my favorite food: apple cider and sliced cantaloupe. My last stop was at Walgreen’s where I got some prescriptions filled.

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

January 25

Dance Upon The Road

I am of the consciousness which is the principle of Jesus the Christ and I greet you in divine love.

The far country beckons! The mystery retreats! The road calls the weary pilgrim forward and a new day dawns! Let this day be the day the pilgrim kicks off the dusty shoes and dances upon the road.

Let the heart be merry and light, for within winter’s dimness of day and length of night much is occurring within the body of your planet which shall be cause for great rejoicing.

Similarly, each careworn seeker is gestating within the Christed self that is born within those seeds which shall, in good time, bear fruit.

It is not necessary to await the length of days, the summer’s sun, and the visible harvest, to rejoice in the fecundity of the earth and the perfection of the process of growth. Similarly, rejoice in the process of growth within yourself and be merry this day.

We leave you in the joy and peace of Jesus the Christ, 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.

2023-01-24

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. The 103 quote today comes from Chapter Three and the section on quieting the spirit from judgement and then let it go:

Quieting the spirit from judgment

Now, we would not take the power of discrimination from any, for the ability to have insight is a valuable one and it is hard-learned. However, we do encourage each first to examine judgment for kindness and compassion and then to apply that judgment sparingly and accurately, for each within incarnation is a bruised reed, a wounded and fragile living being, and to place the burden of unflinching judgment upon such a precariously alive creature is a cruelty.” Q’uo, May 21, 1995

In the area of any kind of judgement of our spiritual progress I always remember Carla’s saying that “you can’t take your own spiritual temperature.” From years of personal experience of trying to do that for herself, it became readily apparent to her that it was a futile effort because, as Ra said “Understanding is not of this density.” (16.39) If we try to judge ourselves we simply express our lack of confidence in or acceptance of ourselves which gives us a whole new area of self-created blockages to have to work with. Oftentimes self-judgement is a replaying of voices from our youth when we were told that we were not good enough or not smart enough or strong enough to think for ourselves.

So in the quote above Q’uo suggested that we simply take a kindly and compassionate look at our selves, as we would look at anyone else that we truly loved, and realize that we are fragile when it comes to judging ourselves or being judged by anyone else. As much as we think we know the value of how we are progressing on our spiritual journeys, all we can ever really know are what our intentions are as we travel our paths. Nobody is perfect or even close to it within the third-density illusion. The veil of forgetting insures that we will not live up to the highest of standards in our interactions with others. We all have strengths and weaknesses, and many times we will do better than at other times in our attempts to be of service to others. It is far more helpful in the overall sense of our enhancing our self-acceptance if we exercise the faith that all is well and that all will be well if we simply intend to be of service to others and use our wills to make the best effort we can make. Here Q’uo elaborates on this concept:


Now, what is faith? What is that leap into faith, which is not obvious and is not provable? How does that work? There comes a time for each seeker when there is a choice-point at which he must choose to act in faith that all is well in spite of evidence of the contrary, or to retreat in fear into a cave of his own imagining and to be thusly limited.

It is after an entity has chosen by faith to take that leap into faith that faith begins to prove itself a sturdy place to set one’s foot. It is only after the leap into the abyss of the unproven and mysterious that one gains one’s sure footing and becomes fearless and willing to be that entity whose approach to life is to look for love. With the veil in place, the decision to leap into faith has great weight and value.

It is a risky thing to do. It feels risky. It takes courage, integrity and will. It takes that of which the one known as G was speaking as a focus of desire, a seeking, a hunger, a thirst for the Creator, for truth, for love, for beauty. Therefore, there is tremendous intensity and power given to the one who makes that choice in faith. Q’uo, February 13, 2010.

When you stop to think about it, that is really the best anyone can do, and as Players on the Enhanced Gameboard of Life we always try to do our best.

Then let it go

Lastly we would recommend the resource of fearlessness. The Purgative Way is one way of saying that things are being purged from you. The human personality wonders, “How much more can I lose before I am no longer myself?” In all humility, my brother, let that self go. For you truly wish to change, to deepen, and to become an ever more fit vessel for the love and the light of the one infinite Creator.

The Dark Night of the Soul is house-cleaning time for the temple of your body and your mind. You are reforming the way that you think about yourself, the way that you see and view yourself. You are moving from the little “I” of ego to the I AM that is the one infinite Creator.” Q’uo, August 7, 2007

In the quieting of our minds, bodies, and spirits we are attempting to let the outer layers of our personality shells fall away in some degree so that we can begin to know more of who we truly are at the level of our soul. This is the beginning of the inner work of living the Law of One. As we continue to travel our spiritual journeys we engage in a constant process of change. Like the cells of our body which are renewed every seven years, the various aspects of what we know as ourselves regarding our minds, bodies, and spirits seem to fall away as we continue to balance all of our outer catalyst with its opposites.

In the quote above Q’uo referred to this process as the “Purgative Way”. We are, in effect, purging our identification with all of these facets of our personality shell as we use the balancing process on our daily catalyst. As we come to know ourselves more and more as 360 degree beings we are becoming able to see this entirety of our being as the one infinite Creator. There is an experience that many seekers of truth have towards the end of this process that is called the “Dark Night of the Soul” where it is obvious to the seeker that it is “moving from the little “I” of ego to the I AM that is the one infinite Creator. Once again Q’uo speaks to this topic and elaborates on its process:

Move, therefore, my friends into the precincts of faith when you are faced with the need to learn a spiritually oriented lesson, for usually such lessons come to you in darkness and in difficulty. There is the temptation at those times to move back into the relative safety of the intellect, where there is no paradox or mystery, but only a linear progression of things learned and things understood.

But if there is the wish to progress spiritually, cling to the consciousness that offers you the faculty of faith. For if you know that all is well, and that the divine plan for your incarnation is working perfectly, you can then take even the harshest circumstance and ask it for the gifts that it brings. You can cooperate with the shape of it, moving into it and towards it rather than away from it or around it. And in that cooperation, transformation occurs and the dark night of the soul yields to a glorious dawn, the sunrise of new peace, new power, new surety.

And if you are one who wishes to offer the gifts of consciousness to others, it depends not on the speeches. Rather, live that which you wish to teach and in your inarticulate being, bursting with love, there is that which shall speak to those whom you wish to aid. Do not be seduced by the cleverness of the intellect, because you shall never talk someone into the Kingdom of Heaven. Be consciousness, share consciousness, let silence grow with your relationship as it will. And trust that that which is within you, which is moving through you from the Creator, shall touch and teach in ways that are too deep for words but are ever so much more powerful. Q’uo, December 27, 2008.

This is the work of the Player on the Enhanced Gameboard of life, and it may, indeed, take most of the life experience to accomplish. We shall be working throughout the rest of this book to give the Player the tools with which to accomplish this contact with intelligent infinity or the one infinite Creator.

This morning I thought that I might start filling the trenches holding the old sump pump pipes, but then I thought that might be too much work for my newly inflamed nerve in my left foot. So this afternoon I decided to spray some insect repellent inside the hollowed out part of the giant sycamore tree in the back yard. Then I also sprayed some frame coating paint over the same area so that no more decay will occur in this tree. I also raked up some small tree limbs under the tree and put them in garbage cans for yard waste pickup Thursday.

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

January 24

Invisible Goals

I am the saving spirit of the consciousness of love which is in Jesus the Christ. I greet you with the full power of that consciousness.

Each has sought in the recesses of his heart for that consciousness and met with such a mixture of success and failure that it seems that God is sometimes generous and sometimes withholding.

Yet were the great pattern of being to be laid before the measurement of your mind’s eye, it could be seen that the consciousness of love is infinitely even and disputeth not at what must be done to insure true impartiality of experience to all created beings.

For it is the intent of love that the creations of love are to be creators. And how could that be were there no choices to make, no difficulties to overcome, no mountains to be traversed, and no invisible goals to be set in faith and realized with persistence?

The full consciousness of love embraces each in whatever circumstances. Yet comfort is abundant if each can but ask in faith, knowing that the consciousness of love is indeed within each one. Seek ye, therefore, the peace of utter freedom, freedom to find love in any circumstance whatever and rejoice in the glory of Christ.

I move among you making available to you the peace of love, 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.

2023-01-23

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Three and the concept of quieting the body:

Quieting the body

“When an entity is beginning to alter his lifestyle to include work with the silence and the attempt to become aware in each passing moment of that moment in its infinity of possibilities, the body, the mind, and the emotions all object.

It was comfortable being spiritually asleep. Now the self is asking the body to sit and do nothing for periods of time in meditation. The body reacts, sometimes violently. There may be feelings of nausea, headaches, rushes of tingling in the body or a feeling that the body is swelling. The body is restless and does not understand what it is being asked to do. It is not looking at anything. It is not doing anything. What’s going on?

So, at the very beginning of a practice of meditation, one has to deal with the body itself. Eventually the body will become comfortable sitting quietly in meditation for periods of time. Indeed, the body may eventually come to depend on the rest of these quiet moments and this communion with the divine.” Q’uo, October 8, 2006

If you are relatively new to the practice of meditation on a regular basis you may need to be patient with your body as well as your mind because the physical and mental inactivity of meditation is a skill that needs to be practiced for a while before one becomes proficient at it. It might be a good idea to limit your first attempts at meditation to five minutes once a day. Use whatever part of the day works best for you from early morning, to mid-day, or even just before bed. In the beginning, just watch your thoughts and let them go. Maybe you could focus your on your breath and feel it come and go, as you inhale and exhale.

As time goes on and you feel more comfortable as you meditate, you can increase your meditation to ten minutes and see how that works for you. Again, watch your thoughts come and go and see if, after a while, the thoughts begin to fall away so that you feel more peaceful and refreshed after your meditations. At some point you may want to add a second meditation so that, perhaps, you begin and end your day with a short meditation.

As you continue to expand your meditative practice in length of time and periods of practice during the day, you may actually find that your mind and body begin to crave these periods of communing in the silence. The whole idea of meditation is this communing with what you might call infinity, peace, love, or the one Creator. This is the way all seekers of truth throughout the ages have used to move closer and closer to listening to the communication with the Creator in a manner that is most often too deep for words. It is as if our soul natures are becoming surrounded and imbued with the essences of love, peace, purpose, and direction. At some point you may feel that meditation is food for your soul and the foundation of your day. L/Leema had some inspiring words to say about the fruits of the continuing meditative practice:

I am L/Leema, and, my sister, we are most grateful to you for reminding not only this group but our own humble selves of the great necessity and benefit of meditation, for as you move within your illusion and as we move within ours and as any entity would move within any illusion, the fruit of such movement can only nourish the heart of one’s being when one has drunk of it deeply to the core of one’s being through the process of meditation. That which the conscious mind has placed within its own boundaries of understanding has value to an entity in the metaphysical or spiritual sense only insofar as the meditative state has incorporated this small understanding into the heart of one’s being. Otherwise, one is as the—we find you call it—duck that sheds the water from its back.

Without the meditation, the various concepts and ideas with which one comes in association in the conscious seeking, there are no roots formed and no lasting connections to such concepts, and the entity then must reacquaint itself with that which is consciously sought in order to provide the opportunity once again for meditation to do its work. Meditation is as the watering of the plant which has been set in fertile ground. The plant must be good, it must be strong, it must be consciously formed and analyzed, it must be placed within the fertile ground, the intuition must then serve as the analog to the fertile ground and connect through meditation the concept with the inner being or heart of one’s being. This is the watering and the nourishing of the plant that was consciously formed. Thus, in meditation one is as the gardener, plucking those weeds and leaving the flowers and the fruit that shall form the harvest. L/Leema, May 19, 1985.

I like to combine my first meditation of the day with what Carla and I called our Morning Offering. I begin with a couple of prayers, one of which is the Prayer of St. Francis, and then some singing before the meditation begins. At the end of the meditation I read from the Bible, one other book of inspiration and then the Law of One. I finish with more singing and two more prayers. Carla like to call this her “rule of life,” or the framework within which her life was lived.

This morning I went to the Baptist Immediate Care Center in Middletown to see what was causing the pain in my left foot that began out of the blue yesterday afternoon while I was taking my speed walk. I was afraid that it might have been a bone fracture, but it turned out to be a neuroma, or inflammation of the nerve in my foot. So I will need to give my foot a rest for a week or so and occasionally roll a frozen bottle of water under my foot. No more speed walks or dancing until that nerve is back in good working order.

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

January 23

Glad Tidings

Greetings in the consciousness of love. I am the Holy Spirit of Jesus the Christ, the bringer of glad tidings to all who have ears to hear.

My children, rejoice! For the glad tidings which we of the principle of love bear is that there is love in all things. It is a matter of recognition, not creation; reflection, not origination. For love was brought into the world as the world, the world itself being part of the consciousness of love.

There is no thing outside of the consciousness of love, only time’s confused and crazed reflections through the cracked glass of imperfect reflection. Whatever lies in front of you this day is filled with joy and replete with peace. And were you to be able to go forward in time you would see, with no need for faith, that all things have indeed occurred so that your joy may be whole.

Thus if you sorrow this day, by faith you may rejoice in your sorrow. There is no greater peace than the recognition of the consciousness of love in every perfected part of the present day.

Love wishes love peace, now and evermore. 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.

2023-01-22

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Three and the section on The Mind, Food for Thought:

Carla’s goal for this chapter: This Chapter focuses on working through the day in a way which creates a conscious practice of tuned interaction and sacred interchange.

Chapter Three: The Mind, Food for Thought

Quieting the mind

Thus, the consciousness that is your identity and nature is some distortion, one representation of that one great original Thought of Love which created all that there is. When the conscious mind of man is used without the aid of the deeper mind, very little of the consciousness of Love can be channeled through you from consciousness to manifestation. The person who lives in mind and not in heart lives a dry and arid life, unrelieved by the beauty of love or the joy of passion, for, indeed, it is those with a passion and joy for knowing the truth, for celebrating friendship, and for seeking love, that creates the full potential of consciousness for each of you.

When you move from the conscious mind into the deep mind, you are moving from busyness and noise, distraction and sleep to a cool, clear pool of light, silent, profound and infinite. Infinity cannot be comprehended by the rational mind, for the mind calculates only the calculable, leaving mystery uncalculated. The deep mind is at home and comfortable in the endless sea of infinity, for [in] infinity it has its home, just as you have your home in infinity.” Q’uo, October 22, 1986.

Our analytical minds are very useful as we make our way through our daily round of activities in the outer world. They provide us a means by which we can plan our day, interact with others, evaluate our use of time and energy, consider how to solve periodic puzzles that pop up, and, in general, live our lives in a conscious fashion according to our own system of beliefs. However, as efficient as our conscious minds are at making these choices, if we are unable to engage the consciousness of the love in our hearts, we will only be experiencing the surface of life. If we can engage our hearts we will be swimming in the deeps of the ocean of our being where the life-giving currents of love carry us from the sustaining feelings of the meaning of friendship, the nature of the truths we seek, and our unlimited potential for growth as Q’uo described in this quote:

 It may seem a paradox that in order to manifest the glory and the joy which one has found in the darkness of inner silence, one must then give up all human opinion concerning situations, behaviors, activities and personalities to whom you wish to be serving. Yet it is surely true, and the full light of day dawns as the seeker sincerely and completely yields itself to grace, if we may use that term. Some call it quested consciousness, others call it right karma or destiny, but all of these words have connotations that suggest the lack of freedom of will and this we do not wish to suggest. You are perfectly free, each of you seekers, at all times to make each choice in each moment in each way that you wish. Yet to polarize involves manifested service.

We wish to convey also that we are not suggesting that there is a force completely outside of the seeker to whom one must yield control. The Creator is far closer than this—indeed the daylight is within the heart of the darkness. The difficulty is that words cause paradox and the deeper the understanding, the more plentiful the paradoxes.

Therefore, to sum. The seeker must begin seeking in darkness, and yet when the seeker comes from his sanctified ground and wishes to give glory back to the Creator which appears to the seeker in the guise of other entities, then it is that the seeker yields his conscious will, yields it utterly and completely to a higher knowledge, a higher wisdom, a higher compassion, and a higher intuition. One who has yielded and is moving in rhythm with the deep winds that play about the innermost self becomes touched with radiance, a radiance that is completely positive, a radiance that is the analog of your sun body, and in the radiance lies manifested service. Q’uo, January 12, 1986

Here, in the deeper mind of love, we can explore the great mysteries and infinity of our being which, the deeper we go, is actually more and more the presence of the One. Our quiet minds actually become receivers and reflections of the Consciousness of Love, the one Creator. Q’uo speaks to finding the Creator within:

You see, because your experience is so vivid, entities who seek often feel that it is in a dramatic burst of light that so-called illumination shall occur. However, we believe that that which you are seeking is not within phenomena, not within feeling, and not within thought, but is rather that which one of your holy works has called the still, small voice, the silence that speaks within. To ponder out the parts and parcels of that which you see, measure, test and study is an hopeless task. Illumination will come, sometimes, indeed, with great light and radiance, sometimes with a turn of the heart that changes its bias forever in one way or another, sometimes in a very gradual process, unseen by the self, which creates the same change in bias.

Each entity’s path is unique, just as each entity is unique. If you think in terms of crystals, each one of you is, indeed, a priceless gem in an uncut form, and as you seek, the facets begin to appear and the jewel begins to show an outward and manifested beauty rather than keeping the beauty hidden beneath roughness and dullness.

Within this illusion, we encourage you above all things to seek the face of the Creator without analysis and without intuition, but with hope and faith of passion. Trust that this process is harmonious and efficacious, and that by your meditations you are able in the focusing of your desire and the calling of that to you which is the mystery, that you may more and more offer all unknowing and without conscious thought the light upon the hill that shines that all may see the Creator within. Q’uo, February 14, 1988.

This afternoon I went outside and picked up the up the tree limbs that have blown down since the 40 mph winds that we had a couple of days ago. While I was outside I noticed that the rain and snow mix that we got this morning had made the dirt we dug out for the new sump pump pipe very muddy. I think we will have to let it dry out before we cover the new pipe with it.

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

January 22

Useful Challenges

I am of the principle of Jesus the Christ and I greet you in the full consciousness of love divine.

Sometimes we have not the will to go on. Sometimes the consciousness within the body gazes upon the morning with rejection of all that it portends.

These times of discouragement are important. These times of difficulty are to be observed with great compassion and self-forgiveness, for it is within the framework of trouble and sorrow that much of your spiritual work is done.

Therefore, do not chide yourself for your discouragement but rather, praise and thank the blessed Father that in the mysterious way of grace, such dark days may be seen to cause the greatest inner illumination.

Thus, to the discouraged we would say, “Take heart and know that trouble and difficulty are but useful challenges to a servant of the consciousness of love.”

In that love and that peace may you go forward this day and forevermore. 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.

2023-01-21

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Two and the section on the body/mind connection and catalyst:

The body/mind connection and catalyst

81.14 Questioner: And finally, the fourteenth, the Way of the Body, is called the Alchemist because there is an infinity of time for the various bodies to operate within to learn the lessons necessary for evolution. Is this correct?

Ra: I am Ra. This is less than completely correct as the Great Way of the Body must be seen, as are all the archetypes of the body, to be a mirror image of the thrust of the activity of the mind.

The body is the creature of the mind and is the instrument of manifestation for the fruits of mind and spirit. Therefore, you may see the body as providing the athanor through which the alchemist manifests gold.”

Don asked Ra if the fact that we inhabit numerous bodies throughout our many incarnations within the third-density illusion would be the reason that in the Major Arcana of the tarot the Way of the Body is called the Alchemist. Alchemy is the ancient science that described transformations of one substance into another. So, Don wanted to know if our bodies aided us in transforming into higher states of awareness as we attempt to learn pre-incarnative lessons from incarnation to incarnation. Another way of looking at such a transformation would be the concept of our polarizing more and more positively in service to others until we are finally able to be graduated into the fourth density of love and understanding.

Ra gave Don credit for being mostly correct but then elaborated on Don’s assumption by saying that our body is a “creature of the mind”and is an instrument for the “manifestation of the fruits of mind and spirit”. What Ra is saying is that the mind cannot know itself within the third density without utilizing the body to speak its thoughts. Without the body the mind cannot move around within the third density and interact with other selves through the use of the body’s arms and legs as Ra said in 97.10:

Questioner: Thank you. Card Number Five, the Significator of the Mind, indicates, firstly, as I see it, simply a male within a rectangularly structured form. This suggests to me that the Significator of the Mind in third density is well-bounded within the illusion, as is also suggested by the fact that the base of the male is a rectangular form showing no ability for movement. Would Ra comment on that?

Ra: I am Ra. O student, you have grasped the barest essence of the nature of the Significator’s complete envelopment within the rectangle. Consider for the self, O student, whether your thoughts can walk. The abilities of the most finely honed mentality shall not be known without the use of the physical vehicle which you call the body. Through the mouth the mind may speak. Through the limbs the mind may effect action.

Because the body provides the mind with these abilities, the body promotes all the growth that is possible for the mind to make within all the bodies that we inhabit within our third-density incarnations. Therefore, Ra called the body the “athanor through which the alchemist manifests gold.” An athanor, by the way, is a furnace which alchemists used to maintain a steady heat. The steady heat in this case refers to how the body allows the mind to evolve in its evolution by processing the catalyst that the body makes available to the mind. In this quote Q’uo gave an overview of the catalyst of the body:

Fox: In a recent channeling practice circle session, those of Q’uo spoke to a question about the value of bodily catalyst and how to utilize it in our spiritual journey. I was hoping you might offer insight into bodily catalyst of those of us who are aging, especially if you could help us understand if there’s a difference between the bodily catalyst due to unprocessed mental catalyst, and also that which was preprogramed before this incarnation, and that bodily catalyst that comes from an aging body, and if you can process all three of those kinds in the same way.

I am Q’uo and am aware of your query, my sister. The catalyst of the body is that which is usually experienced when the mental faculties of the mind/body/spirit complex have not appropriately apprehended the nature of catalyst that has come before it. When this occurs, then there is oftentimes the giving over of the catalyst of the mind to that of the body in some form of physical maladjustment, shall we say, or dis-ease. This is in order that the mental faculties may then have a second opportunity to look upon this catalyst that was first omitted, and see there where there is information to be gained. This type of experience is quite common among most of the population of your planet that suffer the physical ailments that continue to repeat themselves and attempt to bring to light that which has remained in shadows for the mind.

However, as you also have mentioned, there is that catalyst which is simply the product of the physical vehicle’s aging process that shows to the mind/body/spirit complex that there is an ending approaching that will be able to offer to one, the release from the body vehicle, so that there might be a transition into the higher levels of the creation, the spiritual levels where the veil is removed and the purpose of all experience is revealed. That this might occur in the aging process—the ability of the body being lessened in its vitality, in its appearance, and in its overall functioning then—is a reminder, shall we say, to the mind complex that the purpose of the incarnation is to look beyond the nature of the physical experience and see the metaphysical experience revealed as symbolically in one fashion or another.

The type of aging which this partakes in, is that which is of a symbolic nature. The degradation of various portions of the body, then, become reminders that there is a greater purpose for the expression of the body, the mind and the spirit. There is, however, the overall quality of vitality in the body complex which supersedes or goes beyond the normal expression of bodily functions so that one may look at the body that is failing in one fashion or another as being a symbol of the mental process that can make associations between the type of failure of the body complex with other mental or spiritual qualities that might give the mind complex an indication of the next level of experience that it will be moving into in order to fulfill the preincarnative choices that have been made by the entity. Q’uo, October 26, 2019.

In the overall sense of how this all works, it is as though our minds are riding a noble steed throughout all of our incarnations on Earth, and we are growing in the spiritual sense because we can transform our catalyst into the gold of opening our hearts in unconditional love to all. We become transformed into Players on the Enhanced Game Board of life.

This afternoon I went over to southern Indiana to visit Connie, a dear friend of Carla’s and mine, who has been in a care home for over three years now due to two strokes she suffered in the summer of 2019. I took along a little cake and ice cream that we shared, and then I read to her from A Wanderer’s Handbook. I always feel so sorry for Connie because she will probably be in this care home for the rest of her life as the right side of her body is paralyzed, but I am sure that she, like everyone else, has pre-incarnatively programmed this experience as a means of learning to open her heart in unconditional love. One just has to have faith that all is well and that all will be well.

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

January 21

For Those Who Trust

I am the spirit of Jesus the Christ, the gift and manifestation of the Son of Man, the servant of all. I greet you in the full consciousness of love.

If you ask the outer world what conditions are pleasant for growth you may, perhaps, not find the conditions which appear before you this day. Much may seem out of place, disquieting and disturbing. The peace of the spirit of love is that peace which trusts that the consciousness of love abides in each and every situation and that, in the outworking of time, the justice of the sweep of the world’s actions may eventually be seen. From day to day, however, without the benefit of hindsight, the spirit of God lies in wait for those who trust.

May you trust the superior and final nature of love, both this day 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.

2023-01-20

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Two and the section on doctors and disease:

Doctors and disease

64.15 Questioner: Thank you. Ra mentioned the ones Stuart and Douglas in a recent session. These are members of what we call our medical profession. What is the value, overall value, shall I say, of modern medical techniques in alleviating bodily distortions with respect to the purpose for these distortions and what we might call karma and other effects?

Ra: I am Ra. This query is convoluted. However, we shall make some observations in lieu of attempting one coherent answer, for that which is allopathic among your healing practices is somewhat two-sided.

Firstly, you must see the possibility/probability that each and every allopathic healer is, in fact, an healer. Within your cultural nexus this training is considered the appropriate means of perfecting the healing ability.

In the most basic sense, any allopathic healer may be seen to, perhaps, be one whose desire is service to others in alleviation of bodily-complex and mental/emotional-complex distortions so that the entity to be healed may experience further catalyst over a longer period of what you call the life. This is a great service to others, when appropriate, due to the accumulation of distortions toward wisdom and love which can be created through the use of the space/time continuum of your illusion.

In observing the allopathic concept of the body complex as the machine, we may note the symptomology of a societal complex seemingly dedicated to the most intransigent desire for the distortions of distraction, anonymity, and sleep. This is the result, rather than the cause, of societal thinking upon your plane.

In turn this mechanical concept of the body complex has created the continuing proliferation of distortions towards what you would call ill-health due to the strong chemicals used to control, and hide, bodily distortions. There is a realization among many of your peoples that there are more efficacious systems of healing, not excluding the allopathic, but also including the many other avenues of healing.”

In this question Don asked Ra about the allopathic doctors in our medical community and how their efforts at promoting healing in their patients affects the pre-incarnative purposes, or karma, that might be manifesting as one kind of disease or another. Ra suggested that Don’s question was convoluted and did not lend itself to a single coherent answer, so Ra chose to make a few observations that began with the statement that “that which is allopathic among your healing practices is somewhat two-sided.”

The first side of our modern medical practices that Ra explored was the more helpful side that recognized that allopathic doctors are truly healers. For the most part, if a person in our modern times wishes to be of service to others by providing healing opportunities, going to medical school and learning about physical anatomy, the variety of diseases associated with each part of the physical anatomy, and the treatment of diseases and deformities via the great variety of medicines, or drugs, and also the surgical procedures that are available for healing is the way to become a healer.

Ra recognized and respected the desire of our medical doctors to provide healing opportunities for the minds and for the bodys of their patients. This type of healing would likely offer to the patient a longer period of time within its incarnation to complete its pre-incarnative lessons. Ra said that this was truly a great service “when appropriate”. I am assuming that such attempts at healing would not be appropriate when they would interfere with the pre-incarnative programming that might be using a certain distortion of mind or body as a means of learning certain lessons that would aid in the polarization process. Ra actually made that observation in this quote:

We might note further that when the one wishing to be healed, though sincere, remains unhealed, as you call this distortion, you may consider pre-incarnative choices; and your more helpful aid to such an entity may be the suggestion that it meditate upon the affirmative uses of whatever limitations it might experience. We would also note that in these cases the indigo-ray workings are often of aid. Ra, 73.19

However, when the healing efforts of a doctor are appropriate, Ra suggested that extending the life span of the patient is an effective way of giving the patient more time to utilize the catalyst of our third-density illusion and to realize more love and wisdom as fuel for our positive polarity.

Then Ra spoke to the other side of our allopathic type of medicine that is not so helpful in the healing process. The view that our medical community has taken in modern times of the human body being like a machine that functions the same for everyone, and which should respond to medications and other medical procedures the same every time, ignores the uniqueness of every person. Such thinking in our culture results in an “intransigent desire for the distortions of distraction, anonymity, and sleep.”I believe that the reason that this is so is because such a limited view of the body as a machine ignores the work that would be necessary to determine the uniqueness of every person. We are unique in how each of us might respond in a variety of ways to the causes of disease. And we are also unique when it comes to determining the unique treatment necessary to have any hope of truly healing a disease.

Ra completed their answer to Don’s question by saying that the “mechanical concept of the body complex”, combined with the use of strong chemicals, which we call medicines, to treat diseases, really didn’t have the capacity to heal the diseases. What happened instead was that only the symptoms of the disease were affected by being controlled and hidden. The actual disease remained active and free to manifest another way of expressing itself. Then Ra made a very interesting statement that could aid the healing process when they said: “We would also note that in these cases the indigo-ray workings are often of aid.” I believe that Ra was referring to our imaging ourselves as being healed at a place deep within our being as they noted in this quote:

One of the primal distortions of the Law of One is that of healing. Healing occurs when a mind/body/spirit complex realizes, deep within itself, the Law of One; that is, that there is no disharmony, no imperfection; that all is complete and whole and perfect. Thus, the intelligent infinity within this mind/body/spirit complex re-forms the illusion of body, mind, or spirit to a form congruent with the Law of One. The healer acts as energizer or catalyst for this completely individual process. (4.20)

I am guessing that this process is a portion of what might be the equivalent of white ceremonial magic which has the ability to create changes in consciousness at will. In this case I believe that we would be contacting our higher self in its form as our magical personality in order to be able to see ourselves as “complete and whole and perfect.” This movement to a place that is “deep within” would be accomplished by utilizing meditation and visualization and then generating the faith and will from within our being as the means of accomplishing such a healing as Ra described.

In 54.8 Ra had a beautiful and succinct description of our mind/body/spirit complex:

The mind/body/spirit complex is not a machine. It is rather what you might call a tone poem.

To me this quote suggests that our bodies are not only living creatures, but they express their sense of life in an unique and flowing rhythm that cycles through levels of experience between love, wisdom, and the blending of the two in an endless progression. It is almost as if our bodies have a mind of their own that can respond intelligently to the needs of the mind itself. In 84.17, Ra alluded to this possibility:

The energies transferred during the sexual activity are not, properly speaking, of space/time. There is a great component of what you may call metaphysical energy transferred. Indeed, the body complex as a whole is greatly misunderstood due to the post-veiling assumption that the physical manifestation called the body is subject only to physical stimuli. This is emphatically not so.

So, if our bodies are not “subject only to physical stimuli”, then the metaphysical energy that is transferred during sexual activity—which can only occur when the green-ray energy center is activated—would mean that at least the love energies of the heart chakra were being experienced. If higher energy centers were activated, then the light of the throat chakra could be experienced. And if the indigo chakra was also activated, then it could be possible that contact with intelligent energy would be experienced, and the body could then be part of a communication with the spirit. When the spirit is activated as a shuttle it provides communication with intelligent infinity, or the one Creator. Now that is the body functioning as a tone poem of significant potency and is the work of the Player on the Enhanced Gameboard of life!

This morning I continued my digging on the trenches that will house the additional 4 inch PVC pipe, one of which will be connected to the present two smaller sump pumps, and the other will be connected to the very large, 90 gal. per minute, sump pump, or so I thought. I was joined in the afternoon by two fellows from New Circle Mechanical who informed me that the 4 inch drain pipe for the large sump pump would need to be in another location by itself, so my digging this morning was a waste of time. Plus the direction that was needed to go for the larger sump pump’s drain pipe was close to a Tulip Poplar tree which meant some of its roots needed to be cut, and I felt bad about that. One of the fellows said that putting honey on the cut roots would help them to regrow faster, so I gave them a jar of honey in hopes that this might be true.

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

January 20

What Is Holy?

I am the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I greet you in the consciousness of love.

The word “holy” is avoided by many who have felt that there is, indeed, a spirit which enhances the experience of humankind. We, ourselves, are careful in our use of this adjective. For it is not a part of the inspiration which love offers that it be understood as holy.

For in and of itself, love is not holy. For when all things are holy, then are none holy. Yet the holiness of the spirit of love resides in its sanctification of the ordinary in human experience. There is nothing that is not full of holiness. An instinct to love is the love of God. The principle of love imbues every particle of what you call matter and thought in creation.

Yet there must be the will to call that sanctification forth from within the skeletal walls of earth and rust that are so often perceived as the beginning and end of corporeal things. Call forth the sanctification of life by your will and allow your world to become holy. For as you see a holy world, so you shall share that vision and that truth with all whom you meet, inspiring each to the calling forth of that same sanctification. From such beginnings are worlds recreated and transformed.

We leave you in the abiding peace of the consciousness of love, 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.

2023-01-19

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 103 quote comes from Chapter Two and the section on the body: nutrition and fitness:

The Body: Nutrition and Fitness

Nutrition

The way of your density is the way of bodies that are created as chemical distilleries which take in raw materials and process them chemically in order to break them down, to use the nutriments that the body needs and then to excrete that which is left over. It is certainly an excellent idea to spiritualize the process of eating, giving it respect and honor and giving to those nuts and berries, vegetables, dairy products and meats that are eaten thanks and praise for the gift of their consciousness. Q’uo, January 20, 2009

Q’uo approached the concept of nutrition from both the practical standpoint and from the standpoint of the spiritual appreciation of all foods that we consume. In the practical sense Q’uo said that our bodies chemically process whatever foods that we eat so that the body may receive the nutrients that fuel the body’s constant movement. Then, using the very basic wisdom of the body in its functioning, the body is able to divest itself of the portion of the foods that were consumed that remain after the body has selected the useable ingredients.

From the spiritual standpoint, Q’uo recommended that it is not only well to give thanks to the Creator for the food that we are about to eat, but it is well to thank the food itself for giving its life to enhance our lives. Q’uo also left it up to us to make any decisions as to whether we could eat animal products, or be vegetarians or vegans. That makes sense because all forms of plant and animal life has a consciousness although it seems that animal consciousness is higher than that of plants. For myself, I decided some years ago to be a vegetarian because I cannot consume any creature that could be able to give and receive love. This is a decision that each person will need to make for themselves. In 18.4, Ra covered the bases from practical to spiritual in their suggestion for the types of food Carla should eat:

Questioner: Are there any foods that are helpful or harmful that the instrument might eat?

Ra: I am Ra. This instrument has body complex distortion towards ill health in the distortion direction corrected best by ingestion of the foodstuffs of your grains and your vegetables, as you call them. However, this is extremely unimportant when regarded as an aid with equality to other aids such as attitude which this instrument has in abundance. It, however, aids the vital energies of this instrument, with less distortion towards ill health, to ingest foodstuffs in the above manner with occasional ingestion of what you call your meats, due to the instrument’s need to lessen the distortion towards low vital energy.

Fitness and exercise

Here Q’uo gives some general principles regarding how we can exercise our bodies:

However, if you hold your breath repeatedly you will eventually develop that system of lungs that will therefore be stronger because of your practice. And if you exercise regularly, running your heart up and letting it cool back down again, you’ll find that your heart is pumping more efficiently and is able to move the blood around your body with fewer beats of the pump of that heart per minute. So you have some effect, as a physical person, upon how your body works. But you are cooperating with nature. You do not have the final decision as to whether your heart shall beat and your breath shall respire. Q’uo, January 21, 2007

We are constantly exercising our bodies, to some degree at least, when we simply move through our daily round of activities. However, in order to give our bodies a chance to continue to function efficiently as years go by it is a wise choice to choose some form of exercise that will take our bodies, and especially our hearts, beyond their normal range of motion and exertion. The possible forms of exercise could include jogging, weight-lifting, any aerobic exercise such as jazzercise, riding a bicycle, swimming, sit-ups/push-ups/chin-ups, isometric exercises, or trying to keep up with a small child who has that endless source of the energy of youth! Taking yourself beyond your normal limits in any type of exercise will ensure that you will be able to continue with your normal physical abilities longer into your advancing years. In 53.1, Ra recommended the program of physical exercise that would work best for Carla:

Questioner: I would first like to know the instrument’s condition and ask two questions for her. She would like to know if she can do one exercise of one hour a day, and is the pain she feels prior to a session due to an Orion attack?

Ra: I am Ra. The instrument’s condition is as previously stated. In answer to the question of exercise, now that the intensive period is over, this instrument may, if it chooses, exercise one period rather than two. In scanning this instrument’s physical complex distortions we find the current period of exercise at the limit of this instrument’s strength. This is well in the long run due to a cumulative building up of the vital energies. In the short run it is wearying to this entity. Thus we suggest the entity be aware of our previous admonitions regarding other aids to appropriate bodily distortions. In answer to the second query we may say that the physical complex difficulties prior to contact with our social memory complex are due to the action of the subconscious will of the instrument. This will is extremely strong and requires the mind/body/spirit complex to reserve all available physical and vital energies for the contact. Thus the discomforts are experienced due to the dramatic distortion towards physical weakness while this energy is diverted. The entity is, it may be noted, also under psychic attack, and this intensifies pre-existing conditions and is responsible for the cramping and the dizziness as well as mind complex distortions.

Besides taking my speed walks six days a week and doing my modest weight-lifting, I also have a stretching program that lasts about a quarter of an hour. I have noticed that as I have gotten older that my ligaments and tendons seem to get tighter which reduces my flexibility, but I am sure that stretching keeps me as limber as I can be. In the late evening I enjoy dancing to a couple of songs before I have my last meditation of the day. The dancing is helpful in activating the balancing mechanism in my brain, exercising my body, and insuring that I don’t go to sleep during that last meditation. I have also read that dancing helps to improve one’s mood and get rid of unwanted thought patterns. My style of dancing is improvisational, and I must say that it really does feel good to move in an ever-changing speed, step, and style with my arms, legs, and body. I also have another form of exercise, and that is deep breathing as a portion of my meditation technique. In this quote Q’uo gives the value of this type of exercise:

You do not have to be amongst the trees and the grasses to get the energy of the earth to strengthen you, but you must be able to, by your will, assert that relationship and send out that attraction of desire. It is not wise to attempt to be too serious. It is wise to be the fool and be foolish regularly. For there is truth not just in the earnest and serious things of metaphysics, there is also much truth in the playful, in the energetic fun.

Therefore, we ask each please to attempt to open the self to lightness, merriment, fun, relaxation and the deep breathing that expands the mind, the soul, and the point of view. Hurry not. Cease rushing. Spend more time being. These things we encourage this circle, for the circle is very serious [humorously].

Balance in all things, my dear ones. We thank each for this delightful opportunity and would, at this time, transfer the contact to the one known as Jim. We are those of Q’uo. March 13, 1994.

This morning I went outside and began to dig up the old pipes that are connected to the two small sump pumps in the basement with the idea of getting ready for larger pipes to be installed for the new large sump pump. However, I discovered that there were not two inch and a half pipes in the ground as I thought there were, but there was one inch and a half pipe for about eight feet and then a four inch pipe went the rest of the way down to the drain. I though that the four-inch pipe might be all we need to handle the larger sump pump. However, the technician said that we will also need to add another three-inch pipe to be sure that the new very large sump pump, as it combines its power with the two smaller sump pumps that are now there, will need both the pipes for maximum performance.

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

January 19

Your Relationship With Your God

I am of the spirit of the love of Jesus the Christ. I greet you in that full consciousness which is love in living form.

Since before the beginnings of time you have been with your Creator. And until the very last tick of creation’s clock, you shall still be one with the Creator. This is the bedrock of your relationship with your God.

We are aware that your daily life does not often show evidence of this primal relationship. Yet if you may open your heart to the spirit of love, that spirit, asked within, may use that invitation to awaken, engage and fire the active relationship of humankind to deity.

May you, in humility, seek not things but principles, the principles of truth, love and peace. To ask the spirit of Jesus the Christ to move within your heart this day is to ask that you be used to set on fire the world around you with the power of love. Though this power is quiet and may be expressed by soft words and gentle smiles, the impact of the spirit of love is transformative.

And so you may be a source of love. In spite of all human frailty, you have only to ask. You have only to trust. You have only to be at peace with who you really are and why you really are here. May you as children of the One Father be about the family business of sharing love with all that there is.

Peace to you, 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.