I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from August 2, 1988:
The value of channeling and such information considering the difficulties that any group can run into with the temptations offered by negative entities to deviate from the original purpose of the channeling, and the general value of channeled information for any seeker of truth, considering all the other sources of information that are available, what is the value of channeling, how should one weigh it in one’s total gathering of information?
I am Q’uo. I greet you in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. It is a great privilege and a blessing to us to be able to share our thoughts with you, to experience the beauty of your vibrations and to share in your meditation. Because we find we speak not only to this group but to a larger audience, we would also bless and send our love to each who may see or hear these words, for we come in service not to one, nor to a special group, but to those who call for aid in seeking the truth.
We ourselves seek the truth. This is our journey, a journey we have found to be full of joy, love, companionship and power. We may also say we have found the past to be one of many ordeals, one of long discomfort, from time to time, as you would say, challenge and difficulty. Such is the nature of the illusion that you call life, whether or not the choice to seek accelerated spiritual growth is taken. However, with the accelerated spiritual growth that comes through a daily practice of meditation and an honest attempt at service to others, comes growth and change. And there is no change that is not painful to those within material forms.
And so we speak from a standpoint of joy, gazing at an illusion in which such suffering must take place in order that the lessons of love might be learned, for love is another way of saying the Creator, not a weak love or a romantic love, a family love, a national love, or a world love, but a love that is so creative it has often been described in terms of fire and passion, a divine passion to conceive a world that would speak to the Creator of Itself. And so each of you dwells within this illusion of life upon your planet, experiencing each other while the Creator experiences all. Each of you, then, is infinitely precious to the Creator who loved enough to create you and all that there is.
This loving Creator has given to all within each density of existence that which is called free will, and therefore one may choose to sleep and enjoy the illusion, thinking not of what is beyond, but enjoying the beautiful planet, the companionship of friends and family. This is quite acceptable, for progress will still take place spiritually—it merely is at a slower pace than some would prefer. We speak to those who would prefer to accelerate the pace of their spiritual growth.
Your question at this meeting concerned channeling. There are many difficulties involved in learning. It is time-consuming, and much experience is often needed in order that one may become a clear channel, a channel which may choose carefully its contact, a channel which may find apt expression and do justice to the concepts arising from the combination of that which we are and that which the channel is. And we would speak first in general of the very nature of the illusion which you now enjoy.
You may have noticed, those of you who seek to serve others, how very difficult it is to serve others, for to serve others truly is to know that which they would desire or require and to give them that which they desire or require without question. This is difficult service to perform. Nevertheless, the instinct for service to others is a sign of wholeness within each who feels it, a sign that a choice has been made, the basic choice that this entire illusion was designed for each seeker to have the opportunity to make. Shall you choose to serve yourself, be numero uno and follow those false images of the self which your culture would give you to wear as masks? Very well. We are with you in love and light and honor you as perfect beings. Do you choose instead to surrender that small self, that self of ambition, greed and hunger, to empty the self of petty things, that instead a greater self may assist your consciousness in more rapid growth and service to others? Very well. That is why we are here, that is why many are here—to help those who do wish to progress.
It is in this context, the knowledge of suffering in general, the knowledge of the difficulty of service to others, that we address the matter of channeling. Channeling is one of many, many ways of service to others. It is a way of engaging the highest and best within the channel in a collaboration with a deeply impersonal source of love, which we are, that has what we may call the larger point of view. We, as contact, and this instrument are equal partners, respecting each other, experiencing a growing friendship with each other and a respect for each other that cannot be underestimated. This channel is most careful to challenge all spirits, and we are most thrilled that this channel is so inclined, for our service is that which could easily be missed, for there are always those who do not come in service to others, who would wish to take the new channel and move that channel away from the highest and best tuning that is in that channel, the goal being to dim the light of channeling, seeking and the group sociability that adds so very such to the light network upon planet Earth.
The group question was concerning channeling: how to deal with negative entities who might want to channel through a positive instrument, the general value of channeling, and how one might use it in the personal path of evolution. Q’uo began with a description of our world as containing both those who wish to serve others and those who wish to serve only the self. Of course these are the two choices of our third density illusion, and they are also found within the higher densities as well. With this in mind, Q’uo spoke of their gratitude that Carla used the process of the challenging of spirits to be sure she had positive entities on the line. On March 25, 1989, Latwii gave a good description of the process of the challenging of spirits:
We find that you are familiar with the concepts of the challenging of the spirits by the name or concept of that which you hold most dear and that which is the central sun around which your desire orbits in order that you might be of service to others. The challenging of spirits is most centrally necessary at each opportunity that you take to serve as a vocal instrument. It is also quite necessary before each such session to prepare oneself in such a fashion as would be analogous to placing the dial of your radio squarely upon the station that you wish to receive. This we have found this group calls the tuning of the instrument. By this procedure, whether it be by the singing of the sacred music, the visualizing of light, the reading of those inspirational words of meaning to you and to your group, or by whatever means has significance to you, is necessary in order that your desire during the channeling process be only that to serve others and to serve to the fullest of your ability while serving as a vocal instrument.
When these precautions are properly taken, there is little chance that entities of a negatively oriented nature may influence one’s efforts, for the light that one generates by these efforts of tuning the instrument and challenging spirits is that light which shows the truth to those about one and reflects it back to those who would seek to disrupt those efforts that you offer in service to others.
How difficult it is to be of service, my friends. How difficult it is to share without pushing your opinions upon someone else, without moving from inspiration to doctrine. Yet, this is the hallmark of channeled material. This is our service to you, to attempt to provide information and inspiration, not that of which is wise, but that of which is compassionate, loving and serving. We speak of the one original Thought to those who would wish to hear of that great Logos called Love, that one original Thought that made in unity all that there is so that you are members, one of another, and all of the Creator.
Why would any who wishes to be of service to others choose a sacrificial way of giving? In the beginning many things seem like sacrifice. When a mated pair has a child, the father sacrifices his freedom. He must provide now for a small and fragile entity, a stranger, so he thinks. And what of the mother? Ah, what freedom she loses, what sacrifices she makes, yet the joy of knowing, loving and sending forth into the world a small being is so far from describable that it would make most parents laugh, for the joy they have received is inestimable.
So it is, in a different sense, with the channeling. There is in the beginning the sacrifice, and always the need for continued faithfulness and persistence, the need to move in meditation enough to gain that infinite point of view, that infinite source of supply that enables the giver to give without tiring.
Can channeling help people? My friends, we believe that the answer is yes, or we would not be here. We believe that each who wishes to learn to channel is an unique being, has an unique vocabulary, experiences, and way of thinking. We have one very simple message to offer—the message of unity, of perfect compassion and love which brooks no judgment, of the reality of peace and joy that is intertwined within the illusion and transcends the illusion also. We urge people in our channeling first to move into meditation and experience peace, quiet and love until, through meditation, the seeker has become ready to feel well about the self and move on into service to others. There is the beginning turning inward, and we who channel attempt to support that and encourage the daily meditation, the contemplation, the talking with those of like mind, the rejoicing in companions upon the path.
When much work has been done to ready the self, when the work is over and all feels easy, then it shall come naturally to each to do some service, or perhaps a cluster of services. The service may be the raising of children, and to the mother, the muse of Mary speaks. There are some who are called to the musical instruments or to the dance or to some other artifact of your culture which creates beauty and myth and wonder for those who see it, and they sing or dance or move to their muse. There are some few who will feel the call to the special kind of muse, an odd, rather philosophical kind of muse, not one given a name among your peoples. Shall we call it the philosopher muse? At any rate, some are called to learn to share in a collaboration that is intended both to inspire and to inform. And so the choice is made, a teacher is chosen, and a program is undertaken.
Since the program of learning to channel includes much work in consciousness, clearing lower energies, working with the identity of the authentic and deep self, this process is helpful for those who wish to channel healing or other energies, not merely the vocal channeling. It is always to be remembered, however, that once the training is done, and the vocal channel moves out into the world, there will always be those to whom the material appeals and those to whom it does not. As we have said, service to others is difficult, and it is well to leave any attachment to that work which the channel is doing behind. It has no place in service.
Then Q’uo mentioned that there are many ways in which seekers may be of service to others such as being parents, singers, musicians, or channels, and each type of service requires sacrifice and dedication. In each area of endeavor to serve others, when the work is done to prepare the self to serve, then the service becomes easier. Q’uo suggested that for the one who wishes to serve others as a channel the work is the use of meditation to feel peace, quiet, and love. In this process Q’uo said that there is also work in consciousness that is necessary in clearing the lower energy centers so that contact with the authentic deeper self is made in order to receive channeled messages. On June 15, 1990, Q’uo explained the value of the lower energy centers:
The higher energy centers receive their ability to do their work because of a full and loving open heart. And each who chooses to communicate or to work in consciousness is working with the green-ray energy that is its resource. The greatest mistake that seekers make is to attempt to do the higher work in consciousness without, in due patience, doing the thorough work in the lower energy centers. For each is as important as the other. All together make the body of energies that creates the energy complex of each spirit.
However, there are two great aids that you as a channel may offer. Firstly there is that aid which any which seeks the aid of the infinite Creator may offer and that is that in the becoming a more and more consciously directed authentic human, each seeker becomes a light that glows brighter and brighter. Those who move into a group about a channel form this kind of light in an exponential manner, the strength of the light being far more than a linear addition of the people in the group could hope to create. Thus, by the simple attempt to channel, the planet has become lighter, the consciousness of the planet has been raised and the great work is being done.
Secondly, to the instrument itself this service satisfies that desire to be of aid, to be worthwhile, and to be active and caring in the world of spirit. It is an invisible world, and there are many, as we have said, who care not at all for it. Yet for those who do care for the inner world, the outer world is gazed upon with some dismay, and there is the desire to help. For those whose desire is to help by aiding the environment, for those whose desire to help is expressed in political or other social manners we say, “Know yourself and know your muse, whether it be justice, honor, beauty or fairness,” and then ask yourself what relation this muse bears to truth.
Truth is what we are here to discuss, to discover, to rejoice at, and to dwell in. Not a truth that can be expressed in words or with the mind, but a feeling tone of truth, a validity of things that begins to be created within each person. Truth is not without you. Without you is a relativistic illusion. Truth lies within you. We who channel to instruments such as this hope to put these thoughts within the mind in order that each may attempt to grow, and at the same time, each may see that all so-called failures and errors are part of the path and are those things to be hugged to the self, accepted, forgiven, and from which it [is] time to move on.
Do you wish to be of service by channeling? By teaching? By offering the self in the deepest way that is important to you, that is the essence of yourself? We encourage you to the ordeal, for no matter what you give to others—and you cannot judge that—you shall daily be working upon that self which in its being is love itself. It may seem selfish to continue working upon self-realization, to continue working until the self feels entirely self-worthy, self-forgiven and self-esteemed. Yet, must you not love yourself to love your neighbor enough to give all that you have sacrificially, that that neighbor, that perfect stranger, that face of the Creator which is another part of yourself—to give to this entity is surely a wonder and a blessing. And yet that entity shall give back to you more than you give away, so the end of the suffering is always joy.
Q’uo said that to become a channel it is well to continue our spiritual paths to become the best we can become as seekers and then to join with others of like mind in groups to expand the light that we have to share. They suggested that if we wish to serve others through channeling we must be ready to suffer the ordeal of life, of learning the nature of the illusion of third density that surrounds us, and the truth of the Creator that lives within us and within all. We must also learn to love ourselves when we fall short of our goals if we are to be able to love others. On February 24, 1987, Laitos described the value of learning to love our selves:
I am Laitos, and we might comment by suggesting the perception which you have shared is in its own way relatively accurate. Although there is another way of perceiving the lack of love for self which we would suggest at this time as a method, or portion of a method, for finding greater and greater love, and by so loving the self, becoming more and more able to love other selves about one which reflect to one the nature of the self. And that perception is that the lack of love for self may be seen as a means of preparing the self for greater service. As one becomes aware of the lack of love and acceptance of the self, and turns to work upon that quality, one begins to build a stronger framework of the heart of self, and through the strengthening of the core perceptions of and feelings for the self, so is laid a firmer foundation for services that may then be offered to others.
Now, we know there have been many who have had the psychic greeting of what this instrument would call the loyal opposition, those who serve in love and light to the infinite Creator, but on a negative path, those who wish to dim and remove the light upon this planet. We encourage each to love and offer up the incense of your prayers for your brethren upon the negative path, feeling no fear, but asking them clearly and firmly to be gone, or if they are stubborn, working within the self to open the self to the realization that each self is all that there is, and that that negativity without is merely a part of the negativity within.
In such a way does love indeed conquer all, yet it must be true love, true service and a true feeling of unity. We do not underestimate any of the negative parts of being of service to others through vocal channeling, yet it is our humble opinion that to attempt to teach the laws, shall we say, of love is an attempt eternally blessed, eternally gratefully received by a world hungry for inspiration, and certainly one excellent way of sharing all those experiences which have combined to make you the gem-like faceted, crystallized soul that you are, for in channeling the instrument shares deeply of the self in a way not usually available within your culture.
Q’uo suggested that if we ever experience psychic greetings from negative entities that we send them love them and remember them in our prayers while asking them to be gone from our work of channeling. In 44.10, Ra gave us a means by which to express love for our negative friends which would also remove them from our experience:
Questioner: This is very revealing to us. Thank you. Each of us gets the signals and dreams. I have been aware of clairaudient communication at least once in waking up. Can you suggest a method whereby we might, shall I say, nullify the effect of the influence that we don’t want from a negative source?
Ra: I am Ra. There are various methods. We shall offer the most available or simple. To share the difficult contact with the other-selves associated with this working and to meditate in love for these senders of images and light for self and other-selves is the most available means of nullifying the effects of such occurrences. To downgrade these experiences by the use of intellect or the disciplines of will is to invite the prolonging of the effects. Far better then to share in trust such experiences and join hearts and souls in love and light with compassion for the sender and armor for the self.
We do not urge all to take up channeling. We urge entities who seek to serve to take that desire into meditation and await an answer, a leading, a synchronistic coincidence, something that subjectively tells or calls to the seeker. If that call is to vocal channeling, we most gratefully accept you. If that call is to another service, yet still as we love all upon your planet, we love and support you in your service, whatever it may be. We may indeed acknowledge that there are many muses which do not have the psychic greeting component as part of the long term aspect of doing this particular work, however, we believe you will find that all who are of genuine service to others make great sacrifices of the personal self, and we urge each when that ordeal comes upon them to embrace change, to allow the little self to die as it will, knowing and trusting that the greater self that fills that hollow is a blessing, a wonder, a joy and in itself a service to others, for as the conscious entity opens its eyes, the love of God shines through. As the conscious entity holds out the hand, the Creator touches man to man, person to person, in intimate caring that the Father cannot effect in and of Itself.
Yours is the manifestation, yours the experience now. Now is your time to choose. Choose first whether to serve yourself or others. Move into the period of meditation, urge your mate to move into it with you, that you may change and grow together, and in a month, a year, ten years, in the time of your heart, in the time of the Creator, the need to serve will come upon you and it will be joy as well as work, and your work will become your joy and your joy your work.
We bless each, we welcome each who come to us as vocal channels. We bless all who do not but who seek to serve the infinite Creator, all of you in your own unique ways. May you be faithful and persistent in your seeking, single-hearted in your desire to know the mystery of the infinite Creator, and above all may you love each other and attempt to serve each other, for as you do so, you shall enter what this instrument would call the Kingdom of Heaven.
Yes, my friends, the Kingdom of Heaven lies within you. Offer yourself sacrificially when your time has come, and you will not feel the pain, but only the joy, a joy without end, for you dwell in eternity when you seek to serve. May you always be merry, my friends, for the seekers upon the path must laugh, must make the jokes, must have the light touch. Do not be solemn in your seeking, or flail yourself with the sackcloth and ashes, but keep yourself self-forgiven and open yourself to the utter redemptive perfection of the infinite Creator’s love.
It has truly been a blessing to speak with you. We cannot express our thanks enough that you would call us to you. May we allow you to know that we shall always hear each call, not that we would speak to each, but that we would act as a carrier wave in the deepening of the meditation. You have only mentally to request that service, and those of the Confederation of Planets in the Service of the Infinite Creator shall hear each entity receiving the Comforter within its vibratory pattern.
We thank this instrument, and would at this time transfer to close the meeting through the one known as Jim. I am Q’uo.
This morning I had a very brief and successful dental surgery to remove a sore from above my gum line. Then I got a call from Bachman Subaru to tell me that my 2005 Outback Subaru was ready to be picked up. So I made one last trip in the Subaru Soletta, an electric car, that I finally figured out how to drive.
This afternoon I painted the steps to the deck in back of the house, and then I blew the Tulip Poplar leaves outside of the living room into a pile and put them into six garbage cans for yard waste pickup tomorrow.
From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:
The One Sea Of Love
Greetings in the love of Jesus the Christ. We are of the consciousness of love in the vibration which comforts this channel.
We encourage you to rejoice, one with another, for all your seeming differences are but shadows. The one who calls upon the Allah, the Zoroaster, the Christ or the Buddha, calls not to separate oceans, but to one great sea of love. All differences are structures created by the perceptions of dreamers. And yet all shall awaken. And as you rejoice then, so may you rejoice now in the promise of awakening.
Peace be with you.
I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:
We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.