2024-07-21

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from November 6, 1994:

Group question: The question this afternoon has to do with healing. We would like to know what are the prerequisites for healing; when is healing appropriate for an entity; when would healing not be appropriate for an entity to experience; and just anything in general that you can tell us about the healing process and how we can partake in it.

(Carla channeling)

We are those of Q’uo. Greetings in the love and in the light of the infinite Creator. It is a blessing to be called to your circle of seeking, and we thank each who joins this circle for the privilege of being asked to share our opinions with you on this subject of healing, reminding each, as always, that we are fallible and prone to error. Therefore, we request that each person listen with discrimination, rejecting those things which do not seem fruitful for you, and retaining only those truths which have the quality of being remembered rather than being strange, for those truths which are yours are as those memories which are awakened.

As we gaze at the substantial subject of healing, we find that perhaps the first item on our agenda is the crystallization of a common grasp of the term “healing,” for not all who are cured are healed, and not all who are healed are cured of any indisposing illness or condition. When a cure is effected there is a clear and physical process involved: a diagnosis of pathology is made; harsh chemicals are often given; the physical body sometimes is cut into and adjustments made to the various processes of the physical vehicle. The patient, then, is pronounced cured, for that illness has been vanquished, or that condition has been fixed, as a mechanic would fix a car.

A healing, on the other hand, is a state of balance within the entity. Illnesses and conditions are sometimes evidence of imbalance, blockage, or weakness. At other times that illness or condition which is not cured is, on the other hand, balanced. This is true of those who carry an illness or condition in order to learn a lesson concerning love, and many there are who do choose some indisposing condition, not for the joy of it, but for the precise kind of suffering which shall ensue.

Next, we would gaze at the fear which your people understandably express concerning illness, severe illness, and death itself. As this instrument is most familiar with those teachings of the one known as Jesus, we would move now into some of this teacher’s sayings. Most people know these sayings as the “beatitudes.” “Blessed are the poor in heart.” “Blessed are they who are reviled or persecuted,” and so forth. Each blessed entity is blessed because of its suffering. When illness comes, suffering does also come, yet it is from the suffering that the blessing is received.

So, where does this great fear come from concerning these illnesses and this ill health? Certainly, it is easy to see where a great deal of fear is engendered. One need only gaze at the passing of the seasons to see that the seasons of decay and death are within each living entity. As each was born, so each shall pass from this illusion. However, the physical vehicle does not wish to decay or to die. There is a deep and primal instinct towards the continuance of living, the prolongation of the breath. That is a necessary portion of the physical instinctual net of reactions and responses to stimuli. Although this is instinctual, it need not be the attitude which a seeker might choose to work with within the daily life, for the entity that each seeker is, is infinitely more than the physical vehicle.

The forces of finity and limitation are here for very good purposes, but they work upon the consciousness of a being that is eternal and unlimited, either by space or by time. This consciousness and awareness which each has in common is that which endures as though there were no space or time, but only infinity and eternity. This being which each seeker is, is a being of pure Love, that primal and original energy which created all that there is. When this awareness, which is the deepest portion of your identity, is first housed within the physical vehicle which carries you about, the limitation and frustration of being in that heavy chemical vehicle is immense.

The awareness of the total being, then, begins the incarnation on bad terms with the physical body. The awareness that you are could not make its arms and legs move or its tongue speak for such a long, long time, and, indeed, the awareness never seems to completely embrace the physical vehicle. This distance which is perceived between the self and the ills of the body is an imbalanced perception, and we encourage each in the daily meditation and contemplation which each may offer to the Creator to do work which more and more creates that bond of unity between consciousness and physical vehicle. Much of illness is due to the disrespect paid to the physical body as that which is not holy.

So, if the physical vehicle has the aches, the pains, then we suggest and encourage giving this situation respect and attention. This attention may be simply seeing the physical vehicle as the perfect mechanism, which it is. It may be sending light to those portions of the physical body which are perceived as hurting or ill. Each seeker may find its own way of coming more and more into loving relationship with the physical body, but it is work which will aid in the balance or health of the body, mind and spirit together.

The group question for this session was: “We would like to know what are the prerequisites for healing; when is healing appropriate for an entity; when would healing not be appropriate for an entity to experience; and just anything in general that you can tell us about the healing process and how we can partake in it.” Q’uo began their reply by saying that there was a difference between a cure which deals with a physical portion of the body being made well by medicines or surgery and a healing which involves a balance of energy centers that that might include suffering in a way which aids in the learning of love. Q’uo went on to say that the fear which many feel regarding illness is associated with the decline of the physical body over time as the body’s instinctual reaction to its death, but the seeker need not be concerned with this because it is infinitely more than a physical body: it is a consciousness that is part of the Love which created all that is. Then Q’uo said that when this consciousness is housed in a physical body at the beginning of its incarnation, the baby has no control over the body which is reflected in its lack of respect for the body as the child grows older. Q’uo suggested that meditation be used as a means of setting the intention with the Creator to create a bond of unity between its consciousness and the physical body, and to see it as a perfect being when it feels ill in order to develop a loving relationship with it that creates a balance between the overall health of the body, mind, and spirit. On March 8, 1997, L/Leema spoke of the relationship between consciousness and the physical body:

I am L/Leema, and we feel that our response might be most direct if we suggest that the physical vehicle which provides the means of locomotion through this third-density illusion for each of its inhabitants is a conscious and intelligent portion of the same Creator that creates all experience within and beyond your illusion. Thus, the physical body is a being with a type of concept system which operates in what seems to be an independent fashion from the mind and spirit complexes, in that the physical vehicle is nourished by the constant application of direction, movement, and the qualities of fertility, shall we say, that are associated with the root or base energy center, those related to the sexual reproduction, the nourishing of the vehicle through food intake, the rest and exercise, and the preservation of the integrity of the vehicle.

Thus, the physical vehicle in its own right perceives the illusion in which you find yourself at this time, and rejoices in the aliveness that propels it, and in the direction of the conscious mind which focuses this vitality. Thus, its divinity is pure in its beingness and its uninhibited expression of the life force which moves through it.

We can give no clear or provable way to determine whether or not an illness or condition is ready to be dropped from the experience of the awareness. Consequently, the seeker must pursue this question for itself, for it is a fairly important question. If the seeker has no idea what the illness may be working upon it may ask for the clear dream, or it may go to the hypnotherapist, and ask the higher self to give a reading on whether or not that illness or condition has done its condign work and is ready to be dropped. Once the seeker has decided for itself that the illness is ready to be dropped, then it may choose the manner of its healing.

For some few entities the only healing necessary is the seating of the realization of why the illness had virtue and was needed. Perhaps the seeker feels that the lesson has been learned. Then the seeker becomes ready for the next step in healing which is to gaze carefully into health and wellness, seeing if the self is ready to take responsibility for the work of living which is given to each healthy entity. For there are times when the lesson has been learned, but the healing will not prevail because the seeker is not ready to take up that lesson which full mobility and lack of limitation shall surely offer.

We ask each to see the subtlety of the process of healing. Each entity responds to different stimuli. One entity might be healed because of another entity which was able to create the atmosphere within which the seeker could indeed take responsibility. Much of the therapy of psychologists and psychiatrists is involved in bringing such material before the seeker and aiding in the grasping of this material. Some there are who will find changing the diet to be helpful. For others this would not have the effect. Each entity has an unique balance. Each entity, then, shall need to find its unique healing. What works for another may not work for you.

The energies within the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies are infinitely, carefully, lovingly arranged so as to express a central vibration which is the essential self manifesting at this space and time. The higher healings, then, will more and more pinpoint that essence, that essential vibration, and find ways of increasing the harmony with which that vibration may move. The best of the techniques for opening this essential nature and clarifying it remain meditation, contemplation, prayer, and as this group was speaking before, the remembering of that context of sacredness within which all of what is known as life and all that is known as death involve. All is sacred. That which your feet rest upon this moment is holy ground.

Pause to feel the breath that moves in, the breath that moves out. The health begins with the breathing deeply in and deeply out, and feeling the peace of breathing in and breathing out, for no matter what an entity may do, it shall breathe in and breathe out.

No matter how complex the life of the mind and emotions becomes the physical vehicle expresses the infinite Creator by the living breath—in and out. You breathe into you the love of the infinite Creator and breathe out of you all that is tired, old, and ready to leave. So, you take in health with each inhalation, and express the detritus of imbalance with each and every exhalation. Healing is not a process which stops. Rather, each entity is constantly in a state of healing, balancing, and strengthening that energy web which is your essence.

Then Q’uo said that it was up to the seeker to determine the cause of its illness, and if it did not know the cause it could seek it in dreams, or regressive hypnosis to seek the answer from its higher self. They said that once the cause has been determined the seeker can decide if the lesson has been learned, and then it could seek the healing of the illness which each seeker might obtain in a unique way such as seeing a psychologist, changing the diet, meditation, contemplation, and prayer. Q’uo completed their reply by saying that the seeker should remember that all is sacred, including the breathing where the love of the Creator is breathed in, and illness is breathed out so that: “each entity is constantly in a state of healing, balancing, and strengthening that energy web which is your essence.” On February 8, 2020, Q’uo spoke of healing as a product of learning lessons that were pre-incarnatively chosen:

Healing, in the very most basic sense, is creating an atmosphere within an entity’s mind/body/spirit complex where each energy center is able to allow the intelligent energy of the One Infinite Creator to move clearly and cleanly through each center, and ascending to the violet, eventually realizing unity with the One Creator. This is the ideal. However, the various blockages that are found in the lower energy centers are usually a product of pre-incarnative choices that represent lessons that the entity wishes to learn during the incarnation.

The blockages oftentimes are a representation of how the mind has failed to apprehend the lesson at hand. And thus, the lesson has been given to the body in a symbolic form that will hopefully concentrate the attention of the seeker upon the catalyst or the situation which has brought about the blockage. Usually, this is a certain configuration of mind which sees a certain kind of relationship in a distorted fashion, so that there is the need to balance the perception.

If these balances can be achieved by the seeker, then the blockages can be removed. If this is not possible for the seeker alone, oftentimes a healer may aid in such healing by offering to the one to be healed an opportunity to see the blockage more clearly in the metaphysical sense, so that it may choose to release the distorted perception and embrace a novel configuration that would equate with healing. The healer does this by allowing the entity to reach contact with its higher self that then appraises the situation and determines whether the appropriate degree of learning of the lesson has been achieved. If this is the case, then the healing very likely will take place, and that which is broken will be made whole.

At this time we would transfer this contact to the one known as Jim. This is indeed a substantial subject, and we have not exhausted it by any means. However, this instrument is beginning to give us signals that we need to move on. Therefore, we leave this instrument in love and in light and with thanks. We now transfer to the one known as Jim. We are those of Q’uo.

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and greet each again in love and in light through this instrument. It is our honor at this time to offer ourselves in the attempt to speak to any further queries which those present may find valuable in the asking. Is there another query at this time?

P: I have a question. I would like to ask; how can you help a person who you perceive may need healing without infringing upon their free will?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. Many times in the history of this particular planetary sphere have those of Confederation origin asked that same query, for there have been many, many instances where there were groupings of your peoples who were much in need of healing, yet we were not asked by them to offer healing. Thus, we have found in our own experience that to send these entities love and light and the wishes for the regaining of the whole balance is the most that we can do without infringing upon an entity’s free will, for in order to be of service to an entity in an overt manner one must be invited by that entity to attempt to serve.

To attempt to serve without invitation is not a service, in our humble opinion. Thus, even though the desire may be great to reach out the hand in service to another, without the invitation it is only possible to send these entities love and light for the use that they may have for it, whatever that use may be.

Is there another query, my sister?

P: No, thank you, Q’uo.

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

Questioner: I have a question. If the individual finds this balance, will they be open to healing?

I am Q’uo, and we believe that we grasp your query, my sister. If an entity is able to find a balance within itself in an area which has been imbalanced, then this finding of wholeness becomes the foundation stone upon which the healing of the entity is built, for it is true for each entity that as wholeness, unity, and perfection are realized deep within the self, then that which is in need of healing is indeed healed.

An entity may seek the healing process from any number of sources, yet there shall be no healing until the entity itself—through the catalyst of others, perhaps—finds this wholeness and this perfection. Thus, the healing follows the finding of this wholeness.

Is there another query, my sister?

Questioner: Yes. [Inaudible] speak of regarding this wholeness, or feeling of wholeness. Are there any other tools?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. There are many tools, as you have put it, that are available to an entity for the finding of the wholeness within. There are, for example, the uses of meditation, contemplation, the prayerful attitude, which are most helpful in preparing the entity for healing. There is the examined life, shall we say, that looks at the need for healing and sees many behaviors, perceptions, thoughts, and attitudes, which flow from the distorted being that is in need of healing. These behaviors and attitudes may be worked upon by the conscientious seeker to bring them into a balanced state. The entity may seek the healing catalysis from one of your medical profession that may utilize any number of healing modalities that themselves become tools for the healing to occur.

The entity, in the long run, shall we say, will rely upon an inner faith that will take form in whatever manner has meaning to the entity. This faith will then provide a channel, or a doorway, through which the healing efforts of others may move into the life pattern of the one to be healed. Thus, you may find that there are many, many tools available to an entity seeking healing, yet the attitude of this entity and its ability to exercise its own faith, coupled with the entity’s work in consciousness focused upon its own patterns of thought and behavior, are those tools which are most efficacious in this healing process.

Is there another query, my sister?

Questioner: No, thank you very much.

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

Questioner: Yes. There are people that seek to help and heal others, yet the reception is not there, especially among the [inaudible]. How much effort and energy does one put into reaching out when one sees and realizes that they are pushing you away. It’s done out of love and concern for these individuals. What [inaudible] to do?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my brother. When the healing and loving efforts offered to another are not accepted, it is well, then, to leave the door open to such entities that they will know that they are welcome always to move through that door and to accept that which is offered. More than this is not possible to accomplish without the infringement upon the free will of another, for it is necessary for entities to seek in order to find. It is not usually possible to find for another that which it does not seek. Thus, to remain open in the heart, to remain open in the offering, and to continue to give that of love from your heart to the other’s heart without expectation of return is the most that can be done. This is difficult for many who seek to be of service, especially to those that are loved dearly, yet it is that which must be accepted, for the free will of each entity is of paramount importance. For any progress to be made, the steps must be taken by each entity for the self.

Is there another query, my brother?

Questioner: No, thank you very much.

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

Questioner: Yes, I have one more question. What [inaudible] an entity to be a healer—would perform healing?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. In order for an entity to serve as an healer it is necessary in most cases for the entity to have worked enough upon the self within the energy centers or chakras that its centers of energy are in enough balance that the energies that may be used for healing can move through them with minimal distortion. These healing energies, then, are utilized as a means by which the one to be healed’s auric field will be temporarily interrupted in order to allow the older, more distorted pattern of thought to be replaced by a newer, more harmonious pattern of thought that will allow the healing to occur. This is the process, whether the entity needing the healing seeks such from one of your orthodox medical professionals or from an entity that offers the healing catalyst from the more metaphysical background, or modality, of healing. It is necessary for the healer, then, to be able to assist in the interruption of the older patterns of thought that exist within the aura of the one to be healed.

[Tape ends.]

This morning Anna and I synchronized our computers and listened to Carla channel Ra in Session #39. There were a few questions that regarded Andrija Puharich’s serving as the scribe for The Nine, which I believe is the Council of Nine, located within the rings of Saturn. Apparently Puharich’s love of puzzles influenced how The Nine answered his questions.

This afternoon I went upstairs and cleaned Benny’s apartment by using the carpet sweeper on the hall runner and then the broom and dustpan around the litter boxes, followed by the dustmop in all three rooms and the hall. Benny is continuing to do well with her condition of heart failure and kidney problems. Then I made a short errand run to Thieneman’s Nursery to buy some petunias for one of the pots around the fishpond where all of the petunias died out. My second stop was at Paul’s Fruit Market to buy some food for myself. My last stop was a Speedway Gas to fill the tank up for Stanley.

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

July 21

How Love Shows Forth

I am the principle of the Love exemplified by Jesus the Christ. I greet you in the full consciousness of Love.

Many times those who seek the Love of Christ with the most effort are those who mistake that Love, thinking that it may show forth in one way instead of another. In actuality the Spirit of Love moves in as many ways as do those sons and daughters of the Lord who spend their lives in many and various conditions.

Love is not merely a strong and vital creative force. It also contains that subtlety which partakes of wisdom. Thus the Spirit may appear in a different way for each entity. Trust that, no matter what your situation, the Spirit of Love is willing to transform each experience, if you invite that Spirit to enter the heart of your being.

We leave you in peace, now and ever. Amen.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light, and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.

2020-07-20

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from October 30, 1994:

Group question: We are going to take pot luck on our question this afternoon with the feeling that all of the conversation we’ve had previously concerning how people with 180 degree opposite realities and interpretations from ours in our experience can help us to look within for a direction for our own seeking that is neither too stubbornly consistent with our own thinking in spite of other people’s opinions and which would take other people’s opinions too much into account so that we are constantly changing our course. We would be interested in hearing what Q’uo has to say about this and the other topics that we talked about this afternoon.

(Carla channeling)

We are those of Q’uo. Greetings in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. We apologize for the delay, but this instrument was challenging a spirit which eventually had to leave. We commend this instrument for its care. Accepting that particular vibration was well not done.

The vibratory complex of this entity was very like a well-known and familiar contact. However, this spirit was of the service-to-self polarity. This describes the kind of difficulty each seeking spirit has in attempting to learn from other selves who, as you were speaking of earlier this afternoon, show a façade of behavior which seems to vibrate in a positive manner. The actual vibratory complex of one service-to-self seems on the surface to be robust and strong, full of energy, and when a negative spirit wishes it so, the imitation, shall we say, of that familiar light vibration is almost precisely as positive energy on the surface.

The challenging of spirits, then, is a process of digging deeper within the self to find that ground of being which rings so true within the self that that which does not ring true within and below the surface of that spirit’s façade is detected and isolated so that it can be sensibly decided whether or not to accept that particular spirit. This is not the work done quickly, and we confirm this instrument’s suspicion that it shall be learning for as long as it continues to avail itself of the opportunity to do that which is called channeling.

Each entity, each self that you meet is just such a spirit as that which was discerned accurately by this instrument, and each of you, each in your way, is capable of the same challenging of spirits dealing with those other selves with whom you interact day by day. The truth of an individual is a unified vibratory complex, a state of being. The exterior of this state of beingness might be seen as a ball or orb. Now, this orb has the surface and that within. The surface tends to be regular and unblemished. Within that sphere of being, however, the various internal connections made by choices chosen and re-chosen over a period of time will come to differ in various ways from the seeming truth of that smooth-surfaced orb.

Now, the way in which the seeker attempts to grow may be seen in one way to be simply a matter of the seeker looking at the vibratory complex which is the Creator or intelligent infinity brought into manifestation, so that the goal of each seeker is to so act and think that the vibratory complex which is the truth of that seeker becomes more and more like the vibration of Love, the Logos, the great original Thought Itself. The spirit within seeks and yearns for deity, unity, and rest. This completely natural process of spiritual evolution moves on instinct within the life of the seeker so that there is a ground of being within which becomes slowly, gradually awakened as that attempt to move closer to the Love and Wisdom of the infinite One is followed persistently.

Now, if a seeker finds that it is experiencing turmoil and difficulty with several entities at once or over a period of time then it is that the entity does need to gaze into that mirror and ask why this image so painful to see keeps recurring. However, in those remarks made previous to this session of working, it was said between each in the group that these were occurrences within the life path were remarkable for their rarity, that it was remarkable that such and such occurred. When this rare occurrence happens and it is not often repeated, then the seeker may relax that question within, “Is this my vibratory complex which I am perceiving?” However, even though the seeker looks into the mirror and sees no true reflection, yet, still that too, for all its rarity, is part and parcel of the self, and it is well to open consciously to the task of accepting and reintegrating into the full self, that shadowed, darkened portion of self which can be seen to be grossly distorted so that the mirroring effect is that of the carnival fun house, or “house of mirrors,” where you may be two feet tall and four feet wide in one mirror and ten feet tall in the next.

However, these entities have gifts to give. They are people, as you, suffering as you. That suffering has overwhelmed them, just as suffering overwhelms all entities in your illusion from time to time. We see that none has chosen in the personal experiences under discussion to seek revenge or to correct or judge the other. This is well. However, more than this also may be done. Refraining from judgment is well, but there is still that suffering that has come to your attention. Given this information, the seeker then has the honor of responding to that suffering. It may be the response of one who holds the entity in the mind to send light to it. It may be that the personal style of the seeker is such that prayers within each daily offering might be included for that suffering soul, but whatever the way chosen to nurture, support, and tend that entity in thought, in silence, in that which is divine within each . . . this is the work of consciousness with regard to others.

The group question for this session was a combination of the topics talked about in the group before the channeling began, but primarily they wanted to know how to deal with people who had beliefs the opposite of theirs. Q’uo began their reply by mentioning that Carla had challenged a negative spirit before accepting Q’uo’s contact, and they used this experience as an example of the opposite thinking found in the third density. Q’uo said that just as the negative entity attempted to appear positive when it tried to channel through Carla, each seeker will discover that many people who they meet will have a surface appearance that seems compatible with them, but in actuality there is a deeper quality that they are not revealing that may be totally opposite of their surface appearance. Q’uo went on by saying that the way that the seeker attempts to grow spiritually is to look to the Love of the Logos within it and attempt to reproduce this Love when dealing with others and to do so in a consistent manner. Then Q’uo said that when the seeker experiences difficulties with others that it is helpful to see those difficulties as a mirroring of the dark side of the seeker by the other self with whom the difficulties have been experienced as these difficulties have a gift to give to the seeker. They said that this gift could be experienced when the seeker realized that these entities were suffering just as the seeker was suffering, and the gift would be that the seeker could send them light or pray for them as a way of nurturing and serving these entities which is the work of consciousness for the seeker in relating to others. On February 23, 1986, L/Leema spoke of the Logos within the seeker that aids it in serving others:

How wonderful each of you is, my friends, how full you are of the Creator, how at one with the Creator you truly are, how joyful is the greater part of you. Yet it is a part that cannot speak to your conscious self; it is a part that cannot be taught; it is a part that is not of time and not of space. Within it lies your future, for from its infinite regions, you yourself will require some small portion for each lesson which you accept the responsibility of undertaking and if possible, completing.

In other words, my friends, that which is neutral, that which is your neutron, that which is of the Logos within you, waits and waits without time. My friends, each of you has one or more things which are desired at this particular juncture, yet the time has not yet come for this lesson to be undertaken. We ask you, therefore, to take the lesson of the atom to heart. Sometimes it is time to wait, for that which is unmanifest cannot be pushed or pulled or bullied. The rhythm of the Father is such that only in the Creator’s time, which is your inner time, shall your lesson emerge from timelessness and act out its drama upon your world’s stage, and then you shall learn and know, and you shall go on and again you will wait. But for each of you now, there is waiting to be done.

We suggest, therefore, that you wait happily, knowing that that which is necessary for you to do is single—that which you must do is ask, for is it not written in one of your holy works, “Ask and it shall be answered.” Therefore, we always and ever caution seekers to be careful of that which they ask, for in good time that which is asked will be received. Be sure that you are asking for that which you truly desire.

We would say this in closing. Many are the notions that seekers have of the appropriate fruits of seeking. The products of seeking in many persons’ opinions are quite visible, often dramatic and most astonishing. Each seeker naturally wishes to be of service, to advance in seeking, to develop as a spiritual personality, and so forth. And yet we ask you to look at some of those whose lives have produced a content of speaking and action which people have followed for many of your years.

The challenge always is to see distortion without being distorted by it to the extent that balanced action becomes impossible. It is the work of many years, as this instrument would measure time, indeed, the work of many incarnations to begin to respond to the suffering that is given to the self as though the self were responsible for that suffering. That presents the prime challenge, for the self wants to correct that misperception, “Oh, no, I am innocent.” However, in such an entity’s mind the ways of thinking and behaving have become hardened or crystallized and that entity is a prisoner within those distortions just as each imprisons or frees itself again and again simply by how it chooses to think. It is well to see that each entity creates its own prison and chooses its own freedom. The prison walls are felt when they limit and hold an entity where it wishes not to be limited or held. To one who is blaming others much is lost of sense. To one who works rather with the constant attempt at new or non-crystallized mind the limits are not immediately there or obviously there. So the more the seeker refrains from distortions in making judgments, the more freedom that seeker creates for the self.

As the seeker working with service-to-others polarity develops, many, many opportunities are given that test, teach, and help to develop the values and choices that seeker has made. Distortion is to some extent due to the illusory quality of the face of reality within your incarnative experience. All is distortion seen from the viewpoint of intelligent infinity. It is not then necessarily a bad thing to be distorted, it being impossible to avoid. The wise seeker, however, attempts so to make choices that it does not become boxed in and bound up with judgment and opinion which more and more hides the eye from the full range of present and continuing change.

In sum, we would encourage each to seek within always that Creator’s perfect original Thought, to seek that state of being which is deity, and to find within that relationship the energy which moves one to seek more, to hope more, to offer the self with less reserve to the work which is prepared by the infinite One for each day of the incarnation. Moving upon that plumb line of connection with the Creator, the seeker finds it increasingly easy to be persistent in practice, in seeking the good, the true, the beautiful, in seeking to express love. As the seeker becomes more loving it may find it must work upon receiving love, and then when an entity such as you have spoken of comes to you to share its suffering with you, you might not need to pull away from this distortion, for you have not the fear that blinds you from seeing this suffering spirit.

In your heart hug this suffering soul and bless it as it moves along its life path, for much sorrow and suffering shall be for that entity, and by its choices it is more and more isolated. Let your heart become softer and softer, more and more open and willing to love when the surface picture is no longer beautiful, good, or true, for just as within the self who attempts to make the impression, the surface is gleaming, but the interior may not be. With the unhappy soul who screams and abuses, even that surface has become marred, yet within there lies in perfection the one infinite Creator, and the truth of this entity remains deity. As you love, as you serve, look always to that infinite, original Thought which is Love and see the life fall into place.

May you love each other in good and in evil times. May you redeem each other by forgiving, and may you allow suffering to occur with your sympathy, for these are the sorrows of one who is growing and learning, and from these mean beginnings shall come great heights of learning and service. Nothing is truly as that which it seems, for there is one truth beyond all appearance and that truth which unifies all can be seen by none in fullness. Yet, as you seek and seek again, over and over and over, so shall you become free.

This instrument has a prayer within her church with the phrase, “in whose service is perfect freedom.” My friends, as you seek always to serve that highest truth within know that each seemingly slavish action, each act of humility, is that which increases freedom. Find that simplicity as you move in the dance of your days and your life.

Then Q’uo said that the way the seeker thinks about itself is the way that the seeker can imprison itself in a painful reality since the way one thinks about itself is another way of judging itself. So Q’uo suggested that the acceptance of the self is the way to free the self into a larger reality that continues to change over time as more acceptance is given to the self by the self. Q’uo continued by saying that the seeker should go within itself in meditation to become more and more the Thought of Love of the Creator so it can express love of others each day of its life and eventually balance this with being able to receive the love of others. Q’uo said this would give the seeker the ability to give love to those who are suffering, and if seekers could love each other in the good and the bad times, and see this as the Love of the Creator, then their lives would begin to fall into the place of harmony with all. Q’uo completed their response by saying that as we help each other through our times of suffering, serving the highest truth of love within, and can forgive each other in humility, we can discover the simplicity of freedom for the rest of our lives. On September 13, 1981, Hatonn said that sharing the Love of the Creator with others was of great value:

May we only suggest that in any seeking which you may undertake, if you should wish to evaluate its effectiveness as regards your own spiritual evolution, you may simply ask yourself the question, “How may I serve others through this activity?” If you can find ways to share the Love of the Creator with those brothers and sisters who are one with you upon this planet, then you have done that which is of great value, and you have accomplished a feat that few upon your planet can name as their own.

We would, at this time, transfer this contact to the one known as Jim. We leave this instrument in love and in light. We are those of Q’uo.

October 30, 1994:

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and greet each again in love and in light through this instrument. We are honored at this time to be able to ask if there is any other query to which we may speak as a portion of our service with you this day? Is there another query at this time?

P: I wonder if you could give me any insight as to what I have been experiencing for the past three years in my relationship with my ex-husband?

I am Q’uo, and we would need a more specific type of query in order to respond in a fashion which does not infringe upon one’s free will. We are not free, by our own decision, to pluck those concerns of most importance from your mind and from your heart without your first delineating them yourself. Is there a more specific manner in which you may phrase this query?

P: No. I think I will think about it. Thank you.

I am Q’uo. And we are grateful, my sister, even in the general form which we may make a small response to, since it is so general. However, the broad nature of the response may not satisfy and thus may bring forth a more specific query.

The nature of any relationship is a placing in dynamic tension, shall we say, of two different points of view that have enough points of agreement in common that there is the attraction, one to the other, for the purpose of further illumination of that which is mysterious. The points of commonality, then, which form the basis of the initial attraction are the first areas to be explored in any relationship and are those areas which shall begin the process of providing catalyst as each entity moves from that which is known to that which is unknown within the self and within the relationship. As this movement continues for each entity, other areas of the self and of the relationship become available to the light of shared consciousness.

As these other areas are explored and are added to the catalyst-producing process, the relationship is continually altered and there are changes in the perception of the other self for each entity, and in the relationship itself as well. As this process continues, it is the question of the strength of the original attraction, those areas of commonality, that will determine whether there is the continuing growth of that acceptance of common ground, shall we say, within each entity.

As this process continues there develops the quality of harmony or the quality of disharmony depending upon the basic areas of agreement and the primary desire of each entity to be able to open the self enough to each other so that each entity is offered the opportunity to accept not only one’s own self but the other’s self as well as a part of the growing self of the relationship and the growing desire of each entity to place that relationship self before the smaller self.

As you can surmise from this model of relationship that we have constructed, there are numerous opportunities for each entity to reject either a portion of the self that is one’s own or a portion of the self belonging to the other or a portion of the greater self being created by both. The desire of each entity to truly be in relationship and be willing and able to undergo this process becomes the true strength of the relationship.

[Side one of tape ends.]

(Jim channeling)

We shall continue, with thanks to the one known as P for the assistance with the recording device.

To continue—each entity will have continuing opportunities to choose to give that which the relationship needs at the moment, or to continue to hoard for the self that which is felt to be needed. This is a dynamic which all entities partake in as they join in groupings with other selves. This is the illusion of third density where the social self is explored as an extension of the smaller self that exists within the family structure, and, indeed, with the individual self that exists within its own perceptions. The continual expansion of the self outward is a preparation for the process of becoming what you have called the social memory complex, where each entity, although quite distinct and individual in its expression and experiences, willingly blends the vibrations of its soul self with others of its own kind or desire for seeking.

Thus, the relationships which you experience within your own illusion are preparation for that which is to come as well as a continuation of the process which has been ongoing for this entire third-density illusion, that of the development of the self to the point it is willing and able to become a greater self.

P: This is not a question. To restate what you said—to transform our smaller identities into larger ones to become ready to establish a social memory complex. Is that right?

I am Q’uo, and this is quite correct, my sister. Although it is also well to make note of the individual process of growth that occurs in any relationship due to the mirroring effect, there is also the opportunity for the self to expand into a greater and greater self.

Is there a further query, my sister?

P: No, thank you.

Q’uo: Is there another query?

[Pause]

I am Q’uo, and we are most grateful for your invitation to us once again, and we cannot thank you enough for the honor and joy of blending our vibrations with yours as you seek your own paths of truth and light, my brothers and sisters.

We would, at this time, take our leave of this instrument and this group, leaving each, as always, in the love and in [the] light of the one infinite Creator. We are known to you as those of Q’uo. Adonai, my friends. Adonai.

This morning I used the sprinkler to water the two flower gardens in the front yard and the one garden in the side yard for thirty minutes each as I was editing my Camelot Journal entries for the next few days. Then I went outside and used the watering wand to water the flower gardens along the parking area in front of my home. Then I did some weeding in the driveway, the parking area, and along the little creek in the back yard. After that work was done, I made an errand run with my first stop at Thieneman’s Nursery to buy a new watering wand as my old one has developed a leak where it connects to the hose. My second stop was at Feeder’s Supply to pick up more bird seed. My third stop was at Paul’s Fruit Market to buy some food for myself. My last stop was at Walgreen’s Drug Store to pick up some Tylenol.

This afternoon a friend of mine went with me to a care home in southern Indiana to visit our friend, Connie, who has been in the care home for the last six years after suffering two strokes in the summer of 2018. We shared some snacks with Connie as we talked about how things were going in our lives. We spent a very energetic two hours talking about female saints throughout history, the medical profession, indigenous people around the world having contact with extraterrestrial entities for thousands of years, graduation to the fourth density, the nature of the news media, our gardens, our ancestral heritage, and where to find the best organic foods. Before we left, we had our usual short meditation.

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

July 20

Open To Radiance

I am the great principle of Love unbounded, the Love of Jesus the Christ. I greet you in that unconditional and sacred emotion.

Dawn has thrust its rosy fingers into the night and pulled up the sun to make morning come. And now, as the mist of dawn burns away and another day begins, the sun above is radiant and generous, beaming its warmth and comfort upon all, regardless of each entity’s condition.

You are this principle, potentially, within this little lifetime that you now experience. You have within you a door to open to radiance, a door to open to the principle of unconditional and sacramental Love.

Are you worthy of such Love? This is not a question for you to ask. Rather have faith that Love loves unconditionally and causes the unworthy one to be worthy. Know that you are in a state of forgiveness, and allow the radiance of the most divine Love to shine forth from you this day.

As you move through a world of shadow and sham, be the light that is true and real. You cannot make of yourself an inspiration of Light and Love. You can, of yourself, will to be and to manifest the Love which pours through you and, as a channel, which you may pour forth in turn. We encourage you to be radiant this day, to feel the Love and the peace which is yours and all entities’, now and ever.

We leave you in this peace and love. 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.

2024-07-18

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from October 23, 1994:

Group question: Our question this afternoon has to do with the situation that so many of us find ourselves in from time to time where we have a disagreement with someone else and even though we give our very best effort at communicating clearly, being compassionate, and of doing everything that we can think of to bring everyone into harmony, these efforts seem to do nothing other than throw kerosene on the fire. It seems like the negativity and hostility seem to have a life of their own. It seems like one can do nothing to affect the situation, and we are wondering if there is something that can be done. Is there an attitude of mind, of heart, of spirit that we can invoke at these times? Is there some deeper lesson or process going on that we don’t really have any idea about? Are we destined to be victims in these situations, or is there something that we can do to bring harmony to the other person, ourselves, and to the situation as a whole?

(Carla channeling)

We are those of Q’uo. Greetings in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. It is our privilege and blessing to be sharing this circle of seeking at this time. Your afternoon sun shines so beautifully on this pretty autumn day, and we relish the sights that we see because of our interactions with you. Your planet is most fair.

We thank you for this privilege, and request of each only that you listen with an honest heart, leaving behind any of our thoughts or opinions that do not ring true for you, for we are not infallible, but, rather, travelers upon the Pilgrim’s path, as are you.

To begin a discussion of anger within your density one might well move backwards in your historical time to the time when the physical vehicles which carry you about were developing to be opportunities for consciousness of third density but had not yet achieved that third-density link and were completely instinctually second-density beings. You would call these the animal, and it is that physical vehicle which transports you and gives you sensual input that is the source of what you call anger, and the source, too, of negative emotion in general.

This animal that carries your consciousness about is a proud and rather noble animal in that it attempts social cooperation. It forms lasting attachments in mating. It cares deeply for its young. This great ape, the featherless biped, makes decisions for its survival. When occurrences overset the plans made for survival the reactions are in place instinctually to alert the mind of this animal that it needs to act. We wish to be sure you grasp the difference between that portion of mind that is the mind of the animal within as separate from and distinct from that consciousness that you truly are. The brain of this animal is a fine one, skilled in making choices. The apparatus for thinking is built around these choices and their prioritizing. This mind begins and ends. It copes with the living it does.

Immersed in this web of flesh, this field of instinctual consciousness, is an eternal awareness. Sitting as the bird in the cage, the awareness that you are and that you will be in ten thousand or ten million years sits rather placidly, for the most part rather unaware of the extent of its confinement in the world of sensual input. This awareness attempts to express its true nature. The awareness that is you shall always attempt to express its true nature. However, this nature has no anger, has no fear, and is free.

Contrariwise, the mind of the body has instincts towards anger which exist because they are needed, or so that animal within is certain. The instincts, those instantaneous responses, ungoverned by logical, reasonable awareness, work usually quite well, landing the seeking pilgrim repeatedly off the beaten track of devotion and lovely thoughts, taking that awareness and flinging it aside in the rush to defend territory. For that animal which you are, which carries your awareness about, is territorial. It measures and sifts. “This is good.” “This is mine.” “That is bad.” “That is not mine.” “That should be mine.” “That will be mine because I deserve it.”

There the anger comes in: the hunger for possession, the hunger for safety, the desire to defend. The search for peace, dear ones, is a search for true identity. Who are you? Are you that limited mind that must protect against unseen danger with the same gusto that was used to defend the self from a predator? Or are you that awareness that gazes unblinking on the human scene, knowing all things as love?

The group question for this session was: “How can we resolve difficulties in communication with others when our attempts to do so continue to fail and even make matters worse, so is there an attitude of mind, of heart, of spirit that we can invoke at these times? Is there some deeper lesson or process going on that we don’t really have any idea about?” Q’uo began their reply by saying that it is our second-density ape bodies that are the source of anger because when they were in the second density they needed to insure their survival, and this animal mind is a part of our mind but is separate from our consciousness which is our true mind which has no anger or fear and is totally free. Q’uo went on to say that the instinctual animal mind is not governed by logic but is concerned with defending its territory, its safety, and its possessions, so Q’uo asked which mind do we manifest: the animal mind or the true mind that sees all things as love? On March 1, 1991, Q’uo spoke about these two types of minds:

We would speak of two minds and two hearts. The first mind is the mental mind. In it there can only be mentally feared obstacles. For one who is an adventurer within its own mind, the barriers of fear do not arise. However, the mind that is mental deals almost exclusively with the relativistic illusion in which each now experiences and enjoys the dance of incarnation. Thusly, although one may be mentally curious, one cannot use that mentality to plunge into that abyss which must be accepted in order to reach the second mind.

The second mind is often called the heart. In the open heart is stored the true mind which begets wisdom and compassion, which is as infinite and effortless as the love of an open heart. Many things, however, occur during an incarnation which may tend to cause an entity to erect defensive barriers in order that this precious heart may not be wounded more than it already is. Thusly, in order to open the second heart—the heart of wisdom—one must first gaze at the erected barriers in acceptance and love for the self that needed those barriers, allowing them to remain until they are no longer needed. Then the heart may open, and wisdom may be fearlessly received and equally fearlessly manifested forth.

The difficulty is that these two kinds of mentation, this double mind, is supposed to be working together to create maximum confusion. You are supposed to be baffled; you are supposed to be confused; you are supposed to feel that there is almost no hope. This is planned in order that you may do work in consciousness. The great spiritual desires drive the great religions of your kind which revolve about suffering. Your Eastern strain of religions looks at suffering and, as this instrument has thought recently, says it is not real. The Western tradition looks at the suffering and flings the self upon the cross so that others might not suffer. Both of these paths work for those to whom they are suited.

Each path will have to deal with this issue of suffering. In dealing with the self and the self’s anger we encourage each seeker to be patient and to realize and re-seat within the deep mind, over and over again, the dichotomy betwixt the temporal and the eternal. Have mercy upon yourselves for your anger, for indeed that which you see is the mirror; the anger directed at you is within you, like the werewolf baying at the moon that only comes out when the moon is full. Know and accept this part of the dark side of self. There is a price to life. That price often is that one wishes to prolong life, and, therefore, attempts to control all elements so that life is safe, secure and protected. See this within the self. Love this self which has so little time to live, and when it is seen in another, attempt that same degree of understanding. See the fear, the true desire to protect, in the negative emotions of others, for however distorted these emotions are, they are distortions of love.

The energy within anger is so close to the positive extreme of freeing the self that it actually tends to feel good to be angry, for it is in this kind of fire that life is created. The creative principle of Love is also the destroying principle of death. Passion has its inevitable counterpoint in tragedy. Life and death go together as concepts. Anger is the other side of the coin of love within limitation.

Let us, then, move back in concept, moving away from the particular, seeing the fear, the suffering, all the negative emotions. See them within the context of life abundant, yielding its harvest of wisdom and compassion to those who simply persist at gazing at that which goes before the eye, comes before the ear, arrives at the nose or the skin. For the creature that you are is most special. We encourage each again and again to touch into this space where love may be felt in the silence, where comfort moves deeply within, opening the heart, relaxing the grip of circumstance. Move away from the particular often within your days and nights, moving in mind to the more profound ground of your being, that eternal, undying awareness beyond all distortions. It is love. You are love. This is the deeper truth.

Then Q’uo said that these two minds are meant to work together to cause confusion because the way that we grow spiritually is to suffer in order to do work in consciousness. They said that we should be patient in dealing with our anger and suffering and realize the difference between that which is of the moment and that which is eternal. Q’uo continued by saying that we should accept our dark side which seeks to control all the events in our lives, and we should see and accept this fear and anger in others as these emotions are distortions of love. They said that both anger and Love were creative principles when they said that: “Anger is the other side of the coin of love within limitation.” Q’uo completed their thoughts by saying that we should look at all of our negative emotions as that which produces wisdom and compassion and the opening of our hearts to move more firmly into the deeper truth of our being, which is that we are love. On October 11, 1981, Hatonn said that we all are love:

We wish to say that one need not affect many by allowing oneself to flow with that light within them, but we say that as one shines, that they are seen and that they, by flowing within themselves, touch others, whether they actively seek to do so or not, for we all are love and light, and the flowing of love and light touches all those around those who become aware.

We would at this time transfer this contact to the one known as Jim. We are those known as Q’uo, and leave this instrument in love and in light.

This morning I went outside and used my trimmer in any flower garden or area that had weeds in it.

This afternoon I weeded the small Lilac bushes beside the Moss Garden by hand. Then I made an errand run with my first stop being at Thieneman’s Nursery to buy an azalea bush to replace one that died in the cross area. Then I stopped in at the Rainbow Blossom Health Food Store and bought some Vitamin B Complex. My next stop was at Paul’s Fruit Market to buy some food for myself. My last stop was at Walgreen’s to buy a greeting card for a friend and some Pepsi Zero for myself.

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

July 18

Yours Is The Power

I am of the living Spirit of Love which is the fully developed consciousness of Jesus the Christ.

How very un-powerful most feel within their life structures! My children, there is no reason to feel a lack of power. Yours is the power to forgive, to have compassion, and to change.

Yours is the power to right the wrong that you perceive, to bless those things for which you are grateful, and to give thanks.

Yours is the power to produce within your experience and that of those who mingle with you a sense of holiness, peace, joy and sanctity, all wrapped up in the laughter and joy of unconditional love.

How powerful is the awareness of unconditional Love! Never doubt that each of you is a powerful, powerful entity. Cast your allegiance and your desire toward the principle of unconditional Love and ask for the Comforter. And as you strive, you shall be comforted. You shall be inspirited. You shall be nurtured.

We leave each bright being in the peace of Jesus the Christ and in His healing 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.

2024-07-17

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from October 16, 1994:

Group question: The question today has to do with the concept of pride. We’ve been talking about being honest in relationships and how we behave and how we sometimes build a persona, whether it’s used positively or negatively. It seems to be used in the way we feel like we will get what we want out of a relationship or communication, whether it is a harmonious experience or being honest or maybe telling a little fib and just letting that go. Our pride seems to be the motivating force behind a lot of the things we do and why we do them, and we would like some indication as to perhaps the description of pride, how it arises, if it has any beneficial uses, if pride has a balance to it that we can come in contact within our daily lives.

(Carla channeling)

Greetings to you in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. We are those of Q’uo. May we say how privileged we are to be called to your group this day. We bless and thank each for seeking and for attempting to discover that which is called the truth. We also seek that illusive perfection and are your comrades on the way. Therefore, we ask that each listen to our thoughts, retaining only those which have use for you in particular.

To gaze at the pride within an entity is to gaze upon that portion of the self that has been created by the self for the purpose of self-defense. That is, one who has pride has attempted to discover a good, right, or noble way to think, or behave, or speak. Then one adopts the mask that is most efficient, most in line with the desired making of an impression on others. It is as though a man with a modest garden were to put a wall twenty feet high about the garden, certainly more than the garden needs in order to be a protected plot.

The one known as Jesus pointed out that when the spiritual seeker attempts to do everything right in order to become worthy of the kingdom of what this instrument calls heaven—we shall start that sentence again—when a person attempts to reach what this instrument calls heaven by piling up and accumulating good deeds and appropriate attitudes, that path is the center of the emotion or emotional imbalance which can be seen as pride. In the person of pride there is the unspoken assumption that there is one right way. And that by remaining true to that right way, the self may maintain the attitude of pride, an attitude which functions as an armor against the encroaching world so that the self may hide behind its good works and appropriate attitudes and not uncover that truth which each entity within third density, becoming more conscious of the self, becomes aware of, and that is that there is no possible way to become worthy of the nature which the Creator has shared with each and every entity within the limitless creation.

Now, why is pride considered such an inappropriate emotion, or imbalance, or distortion for the spiritual seeker? The seeker within the spiritual or metaphysical world is creating itself, nurturing itself within just as the physical self is born with flesh and blood, so the spiritual self may be seen to be born within the consciousness of the seeker when that first choice to seek and to serve is made. The beginner is humble knowing that it is a beginner. This attitude tends quickly to wear off for many seekers and the balance of inquiry and contemplation is overset by each choice which moves away from inquiry and answers new questions with old answers. For the truth or the ideal is actually far more subtle than one truth, one ideal. There are currents and movements within truth which the seeker moves into and out of repeatedly throughout the process of receiving essential input and choosing the portions of that input that the self shall react to in first priority.

If you would characterize pride in a simple way, it could perhaps be seen to represent the Earth itself and the kingdom upon it which humankind has built. In this model, or way, or parable of seeing pride, the world becomes a worldly, corrupted, and imperfect world, whereas the world of the spiritual is seen as that which is better, non-material, a higher way. Spiritual pride may be measured by how far from the everyday experience the seeker has placed itself, by which we mean that if an entity decides it cannot worship, or seek, or meditate, or learn spiritually in the everyday world, then to that extent the entity is dealing with spiritual pride. For the energies that are metaphysical are energies that move as the wind into any situation and burn like fire, tempering and refining in the very crux and heat of the everyday.

Now, we are not saying that those who choose to be solitary or within religious orders and seek spiritually are all filled with pride. We simply say that insofar as an entity seeks, eschewing and looking down upon the world without it, and feeling scorn for that everyday world, to that extent the entity is dealing with a false image or idea or paradigm of what spiritual seeking is about. For the service-to-others seeker the path of seeking lies squarely through servitude and servant ministry. The more of humility and the less of grandeur that seems to adhere to a position or line of investigation, the greater chance that line of investigation has of being a good and appropriate model to follow.

The group question for this session was: “Our pride seems to be the motivating force behind a lot of the things we do and why we do them, and we would like some indication as to perhaps the description of pride, how it arises, if it has any beneficial uses, if pride has a balance to it that we can come in contact within our daily lives.” Q’uo began their response by saying that pride is like a person wearing a mask that allows it to make a certain impression on others and defend itself from them since it believes that there is only one right way to live, so it hides itself within its good works and appropriate attitudes. But then Q’uo said that doing this would not allow the seeker to realize the truth that more conscious entities in the third density are becoming aware of that nature of the Creator is within every entity in the infinite creation. Q’uo went on to say that as a person becomes a conscious seeker of truth the spiritual nature of itself is born as it begins to learn more about the path of service to others, but after a while the seeker begins to use old answers to new questions and misses the currents and variety of truth that the seeker moves in and out of as its path goes on. Then Q’uo said that spiritual pride could be seen as the seeker’s feeling that the material world is too corrupted for it to be able to seek, meditate, or learn spiritually within it, when in truth the metaphysical energies move within the heart of each moment of the everyday world. On March 1, 1998, Q’uo described spiritual pride in detail:

When one is attempting to do everything that one can to live a good and holy life, one is peculiarly apt to feel some pride in oneself. Now can you see how that feeling is a separator between the self and the world about the self? It is based upon the assumption, which is an illusion, that one is responsible for the self and at the base of the self, one is oneself. This is a sticky, sticky point, and we would ask you to look closely at this matter of identity, for as long as there is self, there will be pride in self or a feeling about self that does separate one from other. If one is still thinking that one is still living one’s own life, one is not yet beyond spiritual pride. This instrument is aware that she is not beyond spiritual pride and has often said that this is the one vice that she cannot find a way to remove from her personality, for even though she attempts to work on her humility she has a pride of self that thinks self is right. There is a righteousness there. There is an inherent lack of eagerness to taste other souls’ flavors. There is a desire to retain some boundaries, some uniqueness of self, which is completely understandable in an illusion where there is no way to discover in any way that can be proven that one is not separate, that one is not, at base, oneself. And yet we say to you that as far as we know, at base there is only the one great Self, that Love which is reflected in each of the Creator’s children, which each of you is.

As long as you think that you have a self that you need to defend you shall be working with spiritual pride, and so entities for the most part are working with this no matter how persistently, and purely, and devotionally they have sought year after year, yet still there is the sense of “I” am searching. “I” am looking. “I” am seeking to become the best that “I” can. Conversely, we have found that coming into a fuller awareness of self is actually a process of subtraction, simplification, and elimination of things from the defended self until finally the self is empty, and the barriers are down. Is this safe to do within your density? No. Not at all, not in the sense of the preservation of the physical body, the emotional body, or the spiritual body within incarnation.

What we are trying to say is that it is not a terrible thing to be working with pride or in general to be working with one’s fear. This is part of what one is doing in this illusion. This is what you are supposed to be doing. This is your subject matter: fear and love. Boundaries and unity.

The teacher known as Jesus offered a simple parable which may aid this discussion. This entity pointed out that there was a wealthy man who was very, very careful to say all of his prayers, to cover himself with ashes in the public streets, to show the depth of a religious penitent. This sort of man, then, was seen as one who would say to himself, “I am glad I am not as other men are, thieves and robbers. I have two fast days a week. I give much money to the temple.” Then there was another man beside this proud man who only knelt upon the ground and said, “Lord have mercy on me.” The one known as Jesus then asked, “Which of these two men went home justified?”

Dear ones, we know that you know the answer. That entity who asked for mercy had a clear and honest awareness of its position, spiritually speaking. For any of the infinite Creator’s creatures, the honest evaluation of self shall inevitably include a request for mercy, for there is no way an entity within illusion can build perfection. This is not a goal that we would recommend to any. The striving for perfection is seen by many, and certainly this instrument, to be an important goad, urging the self always onward to a more wholehearted effort, a more total attempt to be perfect. We suggest that a little of this thinking will be adequate. In other words, it is acceptable and wise to keep the ideal in mind, to aim for. However, to give the self the hard time if that perfection is not reached, or to give oneself the patting upon the back if the self perceives perfection has been reached, these are not the ways that shall produce learning.

We find that there is a true desire within each to relate the self back into the society in a way that produces more love, more compassion, more understanding, to make the world a better place. While this is certainly a good attitude, the center or middle way that this entity spoke of earlier must move back into that place where the self is seen as a servant and the question is, “Not my will here, but Thine needs to be known. So, Creator, what is Your will for me?” Then if the impulse or inspiration moves to small or great success, neither matters, for the attempt given in wholehearted and single-minded effort is the total and sum of that which metaphysically matters.

To bleach the pride from this attempt to strive towards perfection, simply remove the editor and judge of the self from the picture so that you are free to do your best and then let that be good and sufficient. The pride will take you back many times looking for how the perfection could have been more closely approached. These deliberations are seldom fruitful, for the self shall not build a stairway to heaven by any good works or appropriate attitudes or systems of knowledge and understanding, but, rather, all that you shall judge of yourself after this experience will be held within that basic vibration or thought which is yourself. No works shall you take with you, nor thought, nor attitude, nor behavior, but that vibration that is you, integrated, unified, harmonious and whole. You cannot, by any knowledge or work, no matter how good, affect this vibration. You can only empty the self as often as you can, hoping always to become as the window through which all may see the Creator and all may feel Its Love.

You cannot be proud or embarrassed about that vibration because you cannot get at it. You can only work on those things which are beginning, just beginning their descent into the roots of mind. You can only fuss around with responses. It is that sum total that is never seen in your illusion which shall be sum and substance of who you are always forever. It is that which is you. And what is there to be proud or not proud of in something you cannot ever, ever see?

We encourage each to take up the dance of life, dancing around judgment, moving away from vanity and glory and pride, seeking to serve, seeking to be servant. For every entity whom you meet is Love itself, and, if you speak always to angels unawares, let your heart be humble, your hands be empty, your heart at rest that you may seek to love, and reach the hand to touch, and lift the heart to share love.

Then Q’uo said that the path of seeking perfection was not the goal of the spiritual seeker because perfection was not possible, and if we failed to accept ourselves for failing to achieve perfection, or if we felt pride that we had achieved perfection, these were not the ways to achieve learning. Q’uo said that it was not the personal desire to be of service that was most important for the seeker, but the desire to do the will of the Creator, and they suggested that we remove the judge within ourselves, the pride of our achievements, and the determination of how we could have done better so we could empty ourselves of pride and become the window through which all may feel the Creator’s Love. Q’uo continued by saying that this vibration of the Creator’s Love cannot ever be seen, so how can we feel pride for it? They said that we should remember that all we meet are Love Itself, so we should be humble and open our hearts to share the Creator’s Love. On May 18, 2019, Q’uo spoke of the way doing the will of the Creator is to share Love with all:

As each seeker begins the day, knowing that there is much work, as you would call it, of the physical sense, of the mental sense, and of the spiritual sense awaiting it, it is well to retire into the meditative state and to open the heart in that state to the One Creator; to move within the heart of the being of the seeker that the will of the Creator may be done that day through the seeker in all the actions, in all the thoughts, in all the words; that the seeker becomes a vessel then for the One Creator to move upon the waters of consciousness, both subconscious and conscious realms, so that there is a fuel, shall we say, that the seeker then is powered by, knowing that it has given itself over to the basic reason it exists. The purpose of the incarnation, the destination of each seeker of truth, is to open the heart in unconditional love to all and to aid this process by inviting the One Creator to move within the heart, within the mind, within the body, within the experience of the day, that this aid may be given to the seeker to share with all that comes before its notice. In this way, there is an enhancement of the ability of each seeker to find a way to give love where love seems to have no home.

We would at this time transfer this contact to the one known as Jim. We leave this instrument in love and in light. We are those of the principle known to you as Q’uo.

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and greet each again in love and in light through this instrument. At this time we would offer ourselves in the attempt to speak to any further queries which those present may have for us. Is there a query at this time?

[Pause]

I am Q’uo, and we are satisfied that we have for the [nonce] spoken that which those present need to hear, and we are most grateful to be able to join your group at your invitation. We remind each of you that we are available for aiding the deepening of your meditations during your week, as you call it. A simple mental request is all that is necessary for us to join you in the presence of the one Creator. We, of course, will not speak at that time, but will blend our vibrations with yours that your meditation might be deeper and hopefully richer as well.

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

This morning the technician came and installed my new dishwasher in the kitchen, and it was just in time as I tried to do a load of dishes twice last night, but the washer didn’t work. While they were installing the dishwasher I went upstairs and used the carpet sweeper and duster to clean Benny’s apartment.

This afternoon I made an errand run with my first stop at Cavalier’s Alterations to have a new pair of pants’ inseams shortened by about an inch. My second stop was at the vets to pick up some meds for Bosco. My third stop was at AutoZone to get some black masking tape.

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

July 17

The Attitude Of St. Patrick

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

Sometimes it is difficult to know how to move in the Spirit instead of stumbling in the darkness of the mundane world. Yet we say to you that that dark world is illuminated for those who have eyes to see the Light that is in all things and all circumstances.

Let your attitude be that of St. Patrick, who armored himself in Christ before, behind, above, and beneath. Wearing the armor of Christ’s Love, he and you may find a changed and renewed mundane world.

Allow Love to speak to the Love within you, and you will soon find that you may tabernacle with the Creator in any and all circumstances through faith.

We leave you in peace, now and ever.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light, and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.

2024-07-16

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from October 2, 1994:

Group question: The question this afternoon has to deal with the energy centers and how we can balance the activation and the energy that moves through the centers, whether it be red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, or violet. We would like some information on how we can use the experiences that we feel at those centers in our daily meditations to balance that experience and to help the energy move through in a more normal fashion without distorting it by our own personal wishes.

(Carla channeling)

We greet you in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. We are most happy to be called to your circle of seeking at this time, and thank and bless each entity whose vibrations are so beautiful. It is a true joy to mingle our vibrations with your own, and we do join you in that meditation circle. We are offering our opinion on the question that you have asked, though we wish always to remind each that we have only an opinion. We do not grasp the ultimate and absolute truth, but rather are as you, those who seek the truth and who follow this desire with a full and dedicated heart. Thus, we ask each entity to use his or her discrimination with these words or with any, for that which is your personal truth shall be recognized by you at the time that you hear it, and you shall feel as though you had just remembered something that you already knew.

The balancing of energy within the mind and body and spirit of an entity is not the work of one week or one year or one lifetime, but is a process that is as natural a function as growing up physically, going through puberty, opening to the forces of insemination, pregnancy, and birth, and being, in good time, shut down gradually from these energies as the spirit moves on through the incarnational process. The balancing of energies is then an on-going concern, an on-going process, one which we would not expect to end but rather we would expect from our own experience that this process moves on infinitely until such time as the spirit chooses simply to release and relinquish these concerns. At that point the self is becoming the Creator and moving back into that great, unknowing, unconscious well of infinite intelligence which is the infinite Creator.

In terms, then, of actually working day by day to balance the energies within at their optimum is not to solve a problem but rather to allow a natural function to be molded to some extent by either the opinion of the self as to what that balance should be or by the dedication of the self in whatever capacities might be required in order that the will of the Creator be accomplished for this one entity. As the one known as Carla was suggesting earlier, the goal in balancing is certainly not to attempt to climb that ladder of energy into the treetops of the highest spiritual seeking, but rather to observe without judgment those energies which exist at the present moment, to look with compassion upon this inevitably imperfectly balanced configuration of energies, and without blaming or causing grief to the self by judgment suggest to those energies those activities which might more closely bring the desired confirmation of energy—we correct this instrument—energies into the lucid focus which is always the hope of one sensitive to these energies.

This is not a simple or short project. However, the beginning is one word long and that word is “accept.” The first job of one who comes to work in consciousness is to accept the 360 degrees of selfhood. This 360 degrees of complete humanity is also a 360 degrees of complete divinity. The energies of each are necessary to the other at this time and this space. This intersection is your selfhood. Thusly, you are accepting yourself as you murder, steal, lie, commit adultery, take holy things in vain, and all the other heinous crimes connected with grocery shopping, doing chores, and living the day-to-day life. There is much catalyst for anger, irritation, even rage, in the bumping up against other entities which mirror back to the self the self’s dark side.

How painful it is to see that dark side of self, yet when this is seen, should the heart not rejoice, for this is a portion of a perfection. That perfection is shrouded in mystery. Why it is perfection to have both the virtue and the vice is a question forever unanswered except by internalized experience. It is difficult, indeed, to accept the whole self, to love and nurture that very self: none other, none better, or wiser, or sweeter, but that self at that moment. The acceptance of self by self is perhaps the most difficult, and yet the most fundamental work in consciousness one can do, and you shall do it time and time again for there is no lack of opportunity to gaze into the mirror of other selves and see the criminal mind at work.

Forgiving the self, accepting that self, in its imperfection and error as perceived by the self, is difficult precisely because the self knows what it is thinking at all times. The public speech often does not reflect the inner thoughts, yet these thoughts are, metaphysically speaking, real, valid, and, as this instrument would say, “out there.” Simply because they are not spoken, much is preserved of harmony for other entities. However, within the self, there is much work to do to humble that self that does not want to have a dark side to the point that in all humility the self may say, “Dear, dear self, I do accept you and I want to nurture you and love you and comfort you.” This acceptance of self by self is absolutely fundamental to work in consciousness and you shall be working on this one always, for the truth recedes infinitely directly in front of the gaze of the seeker.

The question for this session was: “We would like some information on how we can use the experiences that we feel at the seven energy centers in our daily meditations to balance these experiences and to help the energy move through in a more normal fashion without distorting it by our own personal wishes.” Q’uo began their response by saying that the balancing of these energy centers is the work of many lifetimes and will not be complete until the seeker has become one with the Creator. Q’uo went on to say that the process of balancing the behaviors associated with the energy centers was best approached by accepting these behaviors without any judgment because each behavior allows the seeker to serve the Creator by helping It to know Itself better. Then Q’uo said that the seeker is attempting to balance the light and dark sides of the self that make it a 360 degree being as the light and dark sides of the self are an expression of the mystery of divinity that the seeker perceives in any other self as they reflect this perfection of their behaviors back to the seeker. Then Q’uo said that it was important for the seeker to accept and forgive the self in any perceived errors in both the thoughts felt about another self, as well as the words spoken, and the actions taken as the acceptance of the self is the fundamental work in consciousness that will continue infinitely. On September 22, 2007, Q’uo described the necessity of accepting the self:

Yet accepting the self goes beyond describing oneself as a wretch, as does the old hymn Amazing Grace. It is almost, in this song, as if grace were the Lone Ranger that comes riding into town and saves the wretch from whatever peccadilloes or villains the western desert has brought forth to threaten or to condemn. There is, in accepting the self, the necessity to move beyond the need for others’ acceptance of you and, likewise, to move beyond the need to beg acceptance of a higher power. For if one depends forever upon a higher power to be acceptable or to achieve acceptance or goodness as a spirit, then one can never become the Creator, but shall always remain a beggar at the Lord’s table.

And many are content so to be. Yet the intent of the instruction to accept the self has to do with allowing the redemptive power such as a figure as Jesus the Christ to become internalized. It is to acknowledge the oneness between the imperfect self and the perfected self. It is to accept the power of one’s ability to judge. It is to accept one’s essence as magical and creative.

If all the world accepts you, yet you reject yourself as unworthy, you shall be unworthy; you shall not be acceptable. So the work of accepting the self is the work of gathering these awarenesses of self into full awareness and consciousness and then finding within that self the upwelling Creatorship which is able to forgive the self for being its imperfect self.

When the self-acceptance has been addressed for the moment, then there is a kind of housekeeping that can be done that is quite helpful in the short run, and is a good habit to get into. This uses the ability to visualize, which we find in this group is exceptionally good, except for this instrument, therefore we shall instruct this instrument as well as the rest. We apologize for any extra time.

For this instrument it is well to visualize the chakras as a roll of candy, a roll of Lifesavers. This is a familiar visual aid, and the seven colors, then, would be visualized—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. For those with more experienced visualization ability—we correct this instrument—more developed visualization ability the visualization may become much more subtle, involving brightness, degree of rotation, a degree of color, and whatever other subtleties come to the consciousness of the one visualizing.

The goal, firstly, is to simply become in touch with what is occurring in that energetic system at the moment. There is the recommended time of silence before beginning this work to quiet the waking mind and to awaken the sleeping subconscious, for the intuition plays a great roll in visualization, and it is well to request that the mental ground be cleared and a degree of awareness be reached concerning the work being done. The dedication of the self in any work with consciousness to the service of the one infinite Creator is recommended.

Firstly, then, one wishes to simply see into that system of energetic displacements, to see the energies as they are. Then, imbalances as perceived may be addressed, either mentally or verbally, asking a sluggish energy to rotate, a clotted color to brighten and elucidate, to ask an overactive center to become more congruent in energy level with the other energies. This visualization can be done not once but several times during a diurnal period if there is the need to pursue this concern, for this is a short-term solution to the problem of feeling temporarily out of balance, and is a resource for the worker in consciousness.

Now, notice that we have not encouraged an actual change in the energy system, but, rather, an adjustment of one energy to another to bring the system more into a comfortable balance as it is. Once this practice has become comfortable then there are, indeed, ways in which one may further work to improve and energize the entire system, but this work is not done chakra by chakra. The work which informs this energy system and improves it is work on the whole self, for it is always the balance of energies which expresses the nature of the self, rather than the most active or most developed energy center. Consequently, work such as the silent meditation, the prayer, and the contemplation, works which address the whole self, these are the more advanced and productive techniques for further developing that energy system and encouraging its degree of evolution.

For, dear ones, beyond the perceived experiences of the energy of the self there lies beyond perception the infinite Creator expressing through the self. The ground of being, which the energy system informs, is fed by time spent with the infinite One, whether in meditation or in the rush of everyday life. Know yourself to be whole, to be complete, and to be unified beyond all harmonization. This knowledge, this faith of wholeness creates the atmosphere within which the evolution of the spirit is accelerated. The result of this meditation, or prayer, or contemplation, may manifest in many ways: healing, loving, a channeling such as this instrument. There are so many gifts, most of them quite unappreciated, such as the mothering, the parenting in general, the chores, the cooking, the cleaning, the driving. Each activity done by the whole self becomes a devotion, and the practicing of the presence of the infinite Creator becomes constant.

To this end do those within this density of the flesh seek to come. To this end, to this choice, to love and serve were each born. This very incarnation is the one into which each was born to seek the infinite Creator. All is ready for the present moment. May each open the heart and say, “Yes,” in whatever way is most true to the self.

Then Q’uo said that when self-acceptance has begun the seeker may use the concept of visualization of the chakras stacked one upon the other from the red through the violet and might also include their brightness, their rotation, and their vividness. They continued by saying that meditation may be used to quiet the mind and awaken the subconscious mind and one’s intuition to determine what is occurring within the chakras, and that any work in consciousness that is attempted at this time be dedicated to the service of the one infinite Creator. Q’uo said that the next step was to balance the energy centers in their speed of rotation, their brightness of color either mentally or verbally at various times during the day. Q’uo went on to say that once this balance has been achieved then prayer, contemplation, and meditation could be used to address the evolution of the whole self so that the seeker can realize its wholeness as the Creator.  Q’uo completed their response by saying that the seeker may manifest this wholeness in any activity in the daily round of experiences in which one focuses on practicing the presence of the one infinite Creator so that it becomes a constant state of being, and to love and serve all is the reason that each has incarnated into the third density. On March 27, 1994, Q’uo spoke of the value of practicing the presence of the one infinite Creator:

There is a witness which each gives by the way it lives, by the way it moves through the being, and the doing of everyday living. If you are practicing the presence of the one infinite Creator, if you are living in faith rather than seeking and scrabbling for proof, if you have hope, and trust, and love, and a smile, these things will speak for you, without your doing anything, and this silent witness may bless without invading, for it is primary that each entity freely choose that which it chooses for the choice made is so very important.

What choice would that be but the choice of how to love? There are two ways of expressing more and more love. One is the way of the sun, the radiant energy of free giving. In this way of accelerating the process of spiritual evolution the seeker attempts at each point of choice to make the choice which is of the higher amount of service to others, feeling that in each face which it sees is the face and nature of the Creator.

We would at this time transfer this contact to the one known as Jim, realizing that we have barely scratched the surface of this interesting topic, but realizing also that, as this instrument has reminded us, we speak sometimes too long. Thank each—we correct this instrument—we thank each for allowing us to ramble on. We are those of Q’uo, and would transfer at this time.

(Jim channeling)

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

Questioner: I have one.

I am Q’uo, and we would be happy to speak to your query, my sister.

Questioner: Why—when … Why did I get a sort of a heat rush, and get sort of dizzy [inaudible]

I am Q’uo, and we are aware of your query, and will attempt to speak in a general fashion concerning this experience of the heat rushing through your physical vehicle.

The heat is a byproduct, shall we say, of the energies with which you work as you are offering yourself, or attempting to offer yourself, as that known as a healer. These rushes of energy will not only appear at the opportunity for offering yourself as a healer, but will from time to time be experienced even when there is no opportunity to serve as a healer present before you. This is much like the testing and clearing of the system that is your mind/body/spirit complex. Thus, you have these pulses, and may expect more in your future as you are, shall we say, fine tuning your vehicle for the service that is yours to offer.

Thus, we would recommend no concern that is necessary for this experience. It is a portion of that which is to come. Is there a further query, my sister?

Questioner: I wondered why I got so dizzy when it happened.

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. As your physical vehicle becomes aligned with these healing energies you will find that the dizzying effect leaves slowly. However, at this time the physical vehicle is, shall we say, at the limit of its ability to experience and express these energies. Thus, the byproduct of such is, again, the dizzying effect and the heating effect. Is there a further query, my sister?

Questioner: No, thank you very much.

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

Carla: I’d like to follow up on hers, by asking is this analogous in a healing channel to conditioning in the kind of channeling that we do because I can relate to that better if I understand that that’s the same kind of thing.

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. This is a good analogy for each is, indeed, an instrument through which energies move and each vehicle that has been offered in service needs the tuning, the conditioning, the preparation for the greater service that is to follow, so you may expect that this will continue, and is an effect about which there is no need for concern, but is simply a portion of that process of offering the self as an instrument for service to others. Is there a further query, my sister?

Carla: No, thank you.

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

P: I have a personal question. I’ve been noticing an energy in my throat chakra and—for a while—and it feels like a blockage at times. Would you be able to speak about this?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. We find that due to our desire not to infringe upon your own free will that we can only affirm that which you have assumed, that the energies of the blue-ray center are those which have some need for expression within your own experience at this time. For us to specify the nature of this expression, or with whom it may occur, would be, in our opinion, inappropriate and we must apologize for leaving this portion of the mystery to your own discrimination.

Is there a further query, my sister?

P: No, thank you.

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

[Pause]

I am Q’uo, and we feel that we have exhausted the queries for the nonce, and we would at this time take this opportunity to once again thank each present for the great honor of being invited to join your circle of seeking. We are always overjoyed with this opportunity for we are allowed at these times to move more closely with you upon your journeys and to experience that which you experience through your questions, your comments, your concerns. This allows us to see the action of the one Creator knowing Itself through Its many portions in a way which we are not usually privy to. It is a valiant effort that you make in accomplishing your daily round of activities, remembering the one Creator as you move each foot in front of the other. We know, my brothers and sisters, that this is not an easy task, for the illusion in which you move has been so constructed to obscure the unity and love which binds all things and which is an easy reminder for those such as ourselves. We realize that this experience of the third-density illusion is one which is most confusion—we correct this instrument—most confusing to many of your peoples, for it works so well, does it not, my friends, to hide the one Creator where one would not think of looking—into the eyes of a friend, a stranger, a situation which seems most out of harmony. Yet, there the Creator also resides, my friends, waiting for your seeking, waiting to reach a hand as you reach yours, waiting to respond to each moment, to each breath. We commend your persistence and take courage from your efforts.

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

This morning I went to my doctor’s office and had fasting labs done to see if I have improved my pre-diabetic diagnosis that was made last February. The test results will be back in a couple of day, and I have asked that they be faxed to me. On my way home I stopped at The Home Depot to buy more Sun Patiens to replace the ones that the deer ate on my clay tile pyramid in the back yard. I also bought some netting to cover the entire pyramid so that the flowers will be protected from the deer. When I got home I transplanted the new Sun Patiens into the clay tile pyramid and transplanted what was left of the Sun Patiens that the deer ate into the Sun Mandala behind the garage.

This afternoon I put the Quickfix solution into the fishpond to improve the water clarity. Then I changed out the sugar syrup in my three hummingbird feeders, and then I went across the street to do the same with my neighbor’s two hummingbird feeders.

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

July 16

Do You Walk Too Quickly?

I am of the principle of the spirit of Jesus the Christ, and I greet you in the full consciousness of Love.

Where are your steps leading you this day? Do you walk too quickly to keep in contact with the Spirit of Love? Shall the mind desire Love to follow and surround the experience of the day?

It is tempting to allow the consciousness of Love to slide away from one as the load of mundane detail causes the pace to quicken and quicken. The busy mind cannot stop and ask for Love, for it is too busy taking care of mundane business.

Yet the Spirit is in constant association with you and may make itself known at any time it is called. No matter how quickly you are running this day, we ask that you turn in mind and heart to Love and ask that all things that you see and do be seen first and done always in Love.

We leave you in the peace of constant Love, now and ever. Amen.

P.S. Today would have been Carla’s 81st birthday. Happy Birthday, Carla!

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.

2024-07-15

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from September 18, 1994:

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and greet each again in love and in light through this instrument. At this time, it is our privilege to ask if there might be any further queries to which we may speak. Is there a query at this time?

Carla: I’d like to make a quick one. I abruptly lost the contact and when it came back it just said to go to you. I wonder what happened, or is that beyond the…

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. We felt that we had utilized your instrument to the fullest extent, given your physical weariness, and had spoken the greater portion of our message which was, as usual, of some length. Thus, we felt it was well to make our usual break in the working by transferring our contact to this instrument so that your instrument might rest and those other selves in the circle listening might have the opportunity to query with specificity any point not understood or ask concerning any other area. Thus, it was convenient all around, shall we say, for the transfer to take place at this time.

Is there another query, my sister?

Carla: No, that’s very well, I just do not usually have such an abrupt leaving. Thank you very much.

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

Questioner: When dealing with others who express their anger for me, or directed to me, other than prayer for that person, is there any—the question has to do with other people’s anger and other people’s sorrow, that seem so overwhelming to them, that to share what I understand hurts, rather than helps, and, other than prayer, is there anything that can be done with those people, for those people?

Also, I’d like to ask about the idea of beings being of the Earth, and how to best utilize that, how to get to a growth, a growing through. Is that enough?

I am Q’uo, and we are aware of your query, my sister, and shall endeavor to speak to this topic. The process of growth is one in which all entities participate. Whether one experiences the anger of another or of the self, the experience is of anger and the spontaneous response instead of, shall we say, the studied response is most helpful to all concerned as this process continues, for the spontaneous response is that which is nearest to matching the ability of an entity to give or receive the love in a particular moment.

Whether there is difficulty or ease in this process will depend upon the entity’s previous experience at learning to give and receive the love of the moment and of the heart. Thus, as you mirror each other’s emotions you mirror that which is within yourself as well, for not only are you all seekers of the same truth, you are seekers who experience much the same catalyst of pain and of sorrow in making the great journey which you call seeking the truth.

Thus, to do that which is within your heart is that which is most helpful at the moment, and who can say what that will be before the moment comes. Trust always that inner feeling, that heartfelt movement, that moves through you as you experience the catalyst of your incarnation. Share these emotions with those about you who have shared their experiences with you. Thus, you are seekers of a like mind who seek together and have, as a group, far more opportunity of progressing than would each of you individually.

Questioner’s question was: “How I can deal with other people’s anger and other people’s sorrow, that seem so overwhelming to them, that to share what I understand hurts, rather than helps, and, other than prayer, is there anything that can be done with those people, for those people?” Q’uo began by saying that everyone can grow through feeling anger, but the best way to express it for the greatest growth is spontaneously as this reflects the ability to give or receive love. Q’uo continued by saying that the experiencing of anger is a product of the mirroring effect in which each person is experiencing each other’s emotions of pain and sorrow as part of their spiritual path. Q’uo completed their reply by saying that each person should trust their heart in sharing their feelings because they are all sharing the catalyst as seekers with each other, and they could progress as a group more effectively than as individuals. On December 8, 1985, Latwii shared the value of seeking together:

I am Latwii, and we find that it has been well said, my sister, that those who of like mind together seek shall far more surely find. That which one misses is more likely to be noticed by the other and vice versa. Thus, the old saying that two heads are better than one is surely true in any such endeavor, and we heartily encourage the joining of companions upon such a journey.

Is there are further query, my sister?

Questioner: No, thank you, Q’uo. Thank you.

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

P: I have a question. I want to ask if you could explain about the process of setting boundaries, how to do it in our [inaudible], different relationships, friendship involved, etc.

I am Q’uo, and we believe that we grasp your query, my sister. If we are incorrect, please requery.

We do not necessarily feel that there is the practice of boundary setting that is what we could recommend, shall we say. For we are aware that there is a portion of your mental health profession that feels that boundaries are of necessity for each individual, and in some cases there may be the situation where the boundary is…

[Side one of tape ends.]

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and am again with this instrument. We shall continue.

It is well to remember that all is, indeed, one being with many perspectives in experience. Thus, if an individual feels that there is the need for a boundary, or a definition in a relationship which does not presently exist, then it is the honor and duty of that individual to speak with clarity to those with which it is in relationship and to speak those thoughts that are heart-felt concerning the definition and nature of this relationship.

This is the great work of this illusion in which you move at this time: to come into relationships with those about you, to communicate concerning the shared experience, and to be willing to work again and again with all of the catalyst that appears with the inevitable misunderstandings and miscommunications that are the grist, shall we say, for the mill of your life experience.

Thus, it is the decision of the seeker, indeed of each seeker at all times, to find those balances of relationship that are most meaningful and to work in a clear and compassionate sense in order to share with others in relationship this perspective that will hopefully enhance the overall experience of relationship.

P asked Q’uo how to go about setting boundaries in different relationships. Q’uo began by saying that, in general they would not recommend setting boundaries because ultimately all people are one being, but if P felt that boundaries were necessary for her that she should speak this need from her heart to those for whom she felt a need for boundaries. Q’uo continued by saying that it is the great work of the third density to communicate, share relationships, and process the catalyst of misunderstandings in order to find the balances in relationships that enhance their experience. On June 30, 1990, Q’uo spoke of both the value of boundaries and the breaking of boundaries:

Experiences are designed to test the limits of the entity that seeks truth, as each entity does indeed seek truth with each fiber of its being, thought of the mind, and action of the body. Experience moves the boundaries of perception and knowledge and faith beyond what are normal, shall we say, for the entity. That which is normal is that which is stably experienced and has been gained by previous experience, which in its turn broke previous boundaries. The breaking of boundaries, the breaking of rigid perception, has the function of increasing boundaries, perception, and possibility. Thus, it is imperative that each entity who seeks the one Creator experience this breaking in order that that which is new, stronger, deeper, larger, richer, and more varied may be contained in a vessel which is now larger, richer, deeper, and more varied in its capacity, as each of you are vessels which are hollowed out by the experience which is the means by which you seek the One. Thus are you strengthened; thus do you go on in your journey.

Is there a further query, my sister?

P: No, thank you.

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

Carla: I don’t precisely get angry, but there are times when—I mean I do get angry—but what I’m talking about, what I’m asking about is—it’s a time when I click over into a program having to do with my father, and to some extent, my mother, having to do with having to defend myself and explain myself, and nothing ever quite being acceptable. No one in my life now does this to me, but sometimes, if I feel as if it’s happening to me, I’ll go right into that old program, and it’s not real; it’s not responding to the situation that’s actually. . . now. I don’t know how to break into that programming. Is that a question unto itself?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. Again, we would suggest more of the working with the spontaneous eruption of emotions than would we suggest the breaking into this programming, as you have called it, in order to stop its movement. Though many programs, responses, emotions, and inclinations are difficult, painful, and confusing, it is well to allow oneself to be in the midst of these emotions for their duration in order to experience the fullness of their effect, for all experience has the potential to change or to transform the being which experiences.

It can become confusing if an entity looks at its behavior as that which always needs correcting. It is far more helpful to look at the behavior as that which shall be experienced at the moment of its inception, allowed to run its course, then looked upon and analyzed at a later time with the objective eye that may be able to glean from the experience that which is available for the learning.

Is there a further query, my sister?

Carla: Yes, let me work with it just a little bit. There’s a part of me, when that happens, that there’s a witness to it—just watches it. Is there some skill involved in leaning more into the witness, while allowing the program to run? Is this witnessing a helpful part of the self, at that time?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. The faculty of the witness is a portion of the process of experience which is later to mature, shall we say, for each entity is the witness of all previous selves and behaviors and can look with an objective eye more at this time than at the time of the experiences occurring.

Thus, as you are able to become a witness to your current experience, you are able to observe it more for the movement of energy and the patterns created, than be moved by it and become unaware of the direction of movement. It is helpful to be able to see these energies in motion, yet it is not that which one strives to achieve. It is that which one becomes, as a natural part of the process of learning to accept one’s destiny, shall we say, or to work with one’s catalyst in a clear and open-hearted fashion.

Thus, we again recommend the allowing of the experience to unfold as it will, including the experience of the witness.

Is there a further query, my sister?

Carla: No, Q’uo. Thank you very much. I’m [inaudible].

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

Questioner: I have a query. I’ve heard that I’m too analytical, and how does that fit in with the emotions? I had another question that I can’t think of, but maybe it will come back. But the analyzing, the intellectual, perhaps, interpretation of—attempt to process and understand the emotion is what I think is meant by “too analytical,” and how does that balance out?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. The intellectual ability to review or to analyze previous experience is that faculty which is much like the surgeon’s scalpel, in that it seeks those portions of experience that are valuable and need to be preserved and removes from them those portions of the experience which are of little or no value, so that there is, from each experience, a certain harvest that allows one to improve, shall we say, the balance of mind, body, and spirit. This balance is that which each works towards and makes an attempt to equal or live up to, shall we say, the personal ideals or standards of excellence—that which one believes in.

The analytical ability allows one to compare the experience of the day with the ideals of the life. Thus, it is best to utilize the analytical mind at a time that is set aside for such, rather than attempting to apply the intellect at each moment of experience, when one is in the midst of it, shall we say. Thus, the analytical ability balances the emotional experience by gleaning from it that which is helpful for the overall balance of the being.

Is there another query, my sister?

Questioner: No, thank you.

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

R: Thank you for answering my unspoken query, Q’uo.

I am Q’uo, and we are grateful, my brother, to be able to serve in any way that we can.

At this time we shall again thank this group for inviting our presence. We are most filled with joy at each opportunity to blend our vibrations with your own. We assure each that we walk with you on this journey and that no entity walks alone, for each has those friends, teachers, and guides that walk with it as do those brothers and sisters within your own illusion walk with each in spirit.

We are known to you as those of Q’uo and we shall take our leave of this group at this time, leaving each, as always, in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. Adonai, my friends. Adonai.

This morning I set the sprinkler on each of the two flower mounds in the front yard, the Ruins Mound and the Moss Garden, and then the Astilbe Garden and Hosta Garden in the back yard. This morning a New Circle Mechanical technician came by and discovered that I need a new dishwasher because my old one had worn out and was leaking in a way that would be more expensive to fix than to replace.

This afternoon I went over to Lowe’s and purchased a new dishwasher. On my way home I stopped in at Feeder’s Supply and bought some cat food for Benny. Then I stopped in at Paul’s Fruit Market and bought some food for myself. My last stop was at Walgreen’s Drug Store where I bought some Kleenexes and some treats for Benny and Bosco. When I got home I used the watering wand to water the flower gardens along the parking area in the front yard and the watering bucket to water the Sun Patiens behind the garage.

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

July 15

Hollowed Out By Circumstances

I am of the principle of living Love, and I greet you in the full consciousness of that Love.

It may seem to you that you are hollowed out by circumstances, circumstances that squeeze the life from heart and soul so that all that remains is a hollow reed.

Indeed, many times the work of the Spirit contains this facet or phase, for there are times when, in order to progress in service, one must hollow out the channel of the self, removing stumbling blocks to one’s capacity for joy and life.

When the student finds the mark and imprint of Love through trust and faith within these situations, then does the Spirit enter more and more to make, of unhappiness, perfect peace.

We leave you in that peace, 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.

2024-07-14

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from September 18, 1994:

The question today has to do with the concepts of anger and sorrow since they seem to be so common to our experience. We’re wondering if there’s any good way of opening ourselves and allowing the processes of anger and sorrow to pass through, to be broken by the experience, and to be healed so that afterwards we are stronger, or wiser, or more loving, or will somehow benefit from having had this experience. Could you talk to us about anger and sorrow?

(Carla channeling)

Greetings in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. We are those known to you as Q’uo. And we offer this circle our thanks and blessing for allowing us to blend our vibrations with your own, and to be called to share our opinions with you on the subject of dealing with trouble and woe.

As always, we respectfully ask that each who hears these words employ discrimination, accepting only those thoughts which ring true to you and allowing all others to pass by, for we would not wish to create a stumbling block by sharing our mere opinion. We, like you, make mistakes and share with you as fellow seekers after truth, not as those who are in authority.

In order to speak of this subject, we must back up and begin from the general standpoint, looking at the whole being and its purpose as seeker in experiencing incarnation in this third density of yours at this particular time. As it is the latter portion of the cycles before the phenomenon this instrument calls the coming of the New Age, all—we correct this instrument—many of those who are seeking at this time are those who have by seniority of vibration been given the opportunity of incarnating at a time when both the positive polarity and the negative polarity are attempting to increase the intensity of their distortions toward service to self, for positive entities and service—we correct this instrument—service to others for the positive entities and service to self for the negatively polarizing entities.

In this environment both the positive and the negative of polarization shall naturally seem more extreme and so it is that within your culture at this time there are many whose seeking of the truth is outstanding and whose efforts to learn the lessons of love are substantial and persistent. At the same time, those involved in seeking negative polarization are attempting in a marked manner to create negatively-polarizing situations which may express the utmost in negative orientation. Consequently, there are legions of those who think nothing of stealing, or killing, some for a holy reason, supposedly, but many for no reason except the attraction of power.

It is against this backdrop in your history that the seeking for truth now goes on upon your sphere. The rules, shall we say, have not changed but the experience is more intense for all upon your sphere. We, therefore, have the ability to speak to this circle and say that each within this circle has won through to the present incarnation by virtue of many labors of love, shall we say, done prior to the present incarnational experience. Therefore, each feels fairly strongly that the seeking of the Spirit, the seeking of the heart, the seeking for a greater understanding of Love, is properly the center of the incarnation. Each is attempting to live according to the positive path and attempting to polarize positively. Therefore, we do not have to coax any to do the work necessary to continue working on that polarization. Each has some grasp of why he or she is here—to learn the lessons love has to teach.

The questions that remain are more along the lines of wondering why it must be so confusing to seek the truth, why the Creator so often seems hidden within a situation. To sum up many thoughts—why does it have to be so hard, for the heart remembers perfect ease and harmony. Contradicting all experiences within the incarnation there lies the heartfelt feeling that the normal way to live is not available in this incarnation. The memory stubbornly persists that harmonization between people is second nature, and we say to you that, indeed, except for third density experience, harmonization betwixt any two entities is not just possible, but to some extent in positive polarity, inevitable.

The question then becomes, “Why did I leave that pleasant estate to come into this intensely difficult environment equipped only with the limited and confused biases which all seem to fall wide of the truth, so-called. What is the great goal seen that made me come here?”

Perhaps you already have the answer. You came here because you wished a challenge and because you wished to serve. The challenge for each is unique to each and was set by you before this incarnational experience. Each entity wished to take particular courses over again in the school of life, as this instrument would call it. Each wished to drive home one way of learning to love.

The question for this session was: “We’re wondering if there’s any good way of opening ourselves and allowing the processes of anger and sorrow to pass through, to be broken by the experience, and to be healed so that afterwards we are stronger, or wiser, or more loving, or will somehow benefit from having had this experience?” Q’uo began by saying that at the end of the third-density cycle many entities are incarnating according to their seniority of vibration in order to pursue the polarization of either service to others or to the self, and this would manifest for the positive entities as more giving of love and acceptance and for the negative entities as more attempts to gain power and to use it ruthlessly. Then Q’uo said that many upon the planet had labored in previous lives to share love, and in this life they were seeking the heart and the Spirit in order to polarize positively, so they wondered why is this third-density life so hard and confusing? And why did they come here? They said that the answer was that each one wanted a challenge and to serve others in a unique way in order to learn how to love. On December 19, 1993, Q’uo gave some suggestions on how we may learn how to serve others:

Yet, what does the entity hope for from the physical incarnation but the opportunity to make and remake the choice of how to serve? Unbind the mind always and ask it freely to ramble. Then each day do some reflective considering of the flavor of the day’s perceptions. By such means the material of the day is seated and works down into the roots of mind. The unexamined in life is far less likely to be used by the subconscious to teach the conscious self, so look to the perceptions. How are the biases of the seeker that you are in mind affecting the priorities which order the perceptions which are allowed into the conscious mind? Look always, when reflecting upon experience, towards ways to improve that gathering of perceptions so that there is better information given to the self which makes the choices. And always, as always, we encourage the steady, persistent, daily meditative times, be they short or long, for these meditations seat and stabilize learning and open the door into the silence which births the creation.

Now, each also wished to be of service, and that is another topic. We speak now of that entity who came here to your orb, not because it was pleasant, but because it was difficult, confused, and very dark in many cases. And because each wished to immerse the self within this difficult and baffling set of conditions so that the lessons would be enduring, deep, and thorough. Each wanted to work very hard. Now, before an incarnation the self remembers that incarnations are more difficult than they seem beforehand, but just as the student remembers the joy of learning and forgets some of the agony of change involved in learning and adopting amended ideas, so each has an element of surprise and even betrayal. Each argues to some extent with the judgment of that higher self that chose these lessons.

In addition to the services which each came to offer, there are, indeed, tools which one may use to work with one’s own grief, anger, disappointment, and rage. The first tool is the one around which we have been throwing up a structure of words to rather enclose. That reason is a stubborn faith that you came here to work, so now, let us work. The first tool, we are saying, to use when you are working with negative emotions is simply remembering who you are and why you came here, why you are here now. For there is, in each case, good reason for you to be precisely where you are. As the one known as Ra has said, there may be surprises, however there are no mistakes.

The knowledge that you, yourself, judged these lessons possible to be learned can be a cheerful knowledge to recall. Not only would the Creator not offer you more than you could bear, also neither would you, yourself, before this experience place yourself in that kind of situation. Therefore, if you are to be overwhelmed by these negative experiences, we encourage the allowing of this being overwhelmed. If there are the tears, cry them. Cry them all, and respect each drop. Respect and love those mute expressions of grief, anger, sorrow and rage. Accept the excesses of feeling that shake and seemingly hurt you. Know that these feelings are justified, that these feelings are protected, that there is time for these feelings to express. And work with the self to encourage the eventual completion of expression of the feelings involved.

We encourage each to nurture the self through these difficult times, allowing and even encouraging those tears, the raised voice, the angry motions, all the silly, childish, acting-out that is involved in being overcome by emotion. For within this opaque, deep illusion, there is no other way to complete and then balance negative emotions. The only way through the feelings of negative emotion is directly into the midst of them.

So, attempt, if you would be good to yourself, not to turn and run from painful feelings, but rather to choose a time to nurture the self and within that nurturing time alone look at, accept, and offer respect to the bruises, the hurt feelings, the pain that is going on. For these emotions, when accepted and respected, can scour and scrub much material that is ready to be taken off of one’s shoulders, emotionally speaking, and rinse those ripened, matured evidences of pain away. In many ways sorrow and its tears, anger and its loud voices, are healing to the troubled soul. The anger, the sorrow, these are not things to fear; they are experiences to go through in the way that is most true and real for each.

Then Q’uo said that we choose to incarnate in dark and difficult circumstances because they offer the opportunity to learn the lessons that we have chosen before this life in an enduring manner that gives us more opportunities to be of service. Q’uo continued by saying that one tool that we could use to deal with our grief and anger was remembering who we are and why we came here so that if we feel overwhelmed by grief or anger that we should express it with tears because they are justified by our choosing them before incarnating on Earth, and fully expressing these negative emotions will then give us the opportunity to complete and balance them. Q’uo said that we should respect and honor the painful emotions as they offer healing to our troubled soul in a way that is the most authentic for us. On November 28, 2009, Q’uo described how we may deal with painful emotions:

To ask the self to allow emotions to be refined and purified is to ask the self to walk into the fire of suffering. For if one defends against pain of an emotional type or a spiritual type, one ceases to be able to go deeper within those many, many levels of self that move into the archetypal mind. Indeed, it is through repeated experiences with such deeply painful emotions such as grief, anger, jealousy, and rage that one, oh so slowly, becomes able to bear the beauty of pure emotion.

As in all things spiritual, the paradox is that as one is able to open oneself to the pain of going deeper within one’s emotional life, one is more and more able to see, to bear, to hold, to accept the emotions of joy, bliss, and peace. For as in all of the levels and ways of understanding the one infinite Creator, the essence is always love. Consequently, the river of grief, the river of rage, all rivers whatsoever of purified emotion, lead at last into the ocean of bliss, which is the steady state of infinite Love. It is, in a way, terrifying not to defend the self.

The second tool, which may be used when these feelings are seen, is the turning to the one infinite Creator, for these feelings are taking place in an infinite creation. Within this infinite creation there is one thing that is true. That thing is Love. Love expressing as truth, as beauty, as goodness, Love expressing as mystery. It is not necessary, you see, to remain in the sea of confusion, paddling about in the frail barque of flesh that is your own upon this infinite voyage. Once the reality within the illusion is addressed, once the sorrow and anger have been owned, accepted, respected, and the entity within all that feeling nurtured, then is there wisdom in turning to praise and thanksgiving of the one infinite Creator, to turning once again to Love.

And this is not done in a way which denies all that seems imperfect, but merely setting those painful emotions into the most true version of a universe which you can find, and that is that infinity of space and time against which the troubles of a day begin to seem somewhat small. For within the self lies all that there is. The portion of the self dealing with the surface emotions within a particular incarnation is most small. It does not belie the agony felt to place it against the backdrop of infinity and see that it does not take up the entire creation, but that there is a deeper and surrounding environment which goes beyond space and time and of which each is more a native than this present Earth. Each is a citizen of infinite and eternal creation, moving into praise and thanksgiving, readjusting the point of view, biasing it towards truth and polarizing it towards service.

When the object of anger or sorrow is another, there is a type of meditation or experience this instrument would call prayer in which prayers are offered for the entity which has been catalyst for this sorrow or anger. Praying for that entity which has harmed you also reorients the deeper mind and biases the deeper mind more towards truth.

The last of the tools we shall speak of this day is the tool of the one Self. When the mind can settle upon the unity of each self with all other selves, then it can more readily be seen that each entity outside of the self is simply a mirror reflecting your self back to you. Those things which anger you are angering you about yourself within some portion of your inner, larger, self. The sorrow felt for others is sorrow felt for the self. It only seems to involve others. Taken upon the surface, this statement seems patently false. However, in the deeper sense, and certainly in the sense of working spiritually with emotions, it is true, as far as we know, that all that you see is your Self. You are in common with all that there is.

The one known as J, whom we greet for the first time today, has spoken concerning these issues and we wish to encourage this instrument to go right on with that thinking, for we feel there is much merit therein. Allow these common experiences their rhythm and their time.

Then Q’uo said that the second tool that we can use when we experience anger and sorrow is to turn within to the presence of the Love of the Creator because this is the true reality in which all of our emotions are experienced, and then we can give praise and thanksgiving to the Creator for our experiences. Q’uo went on to say that when the source of our anger and sorrow is an other self that the best way to deal with it is in prayer for that person, so they may reorient their deeper minds to the true nature of reality being the Love of the Creator. Q’uo said that the third tool that we can use to deal with difficult emotions is seeing that we are all part of the Creator, and when we look at another self’s behavior we are actually seeing the Creator mirroring back to us some facet of our own being which indicates that our spiritual work is upon ourselves. On July 23, 1989, Q’uo described in detail how the mirroring effect works:

The mirroring effect that those within the mated relationship experience is an intensification of the mirroring effect that is experienced by each entity at all times when in contact with others. It may be noted within the mind, when there is an interaction between entities, when a thought, word or deed that has been shared remains within the thoughts that you think and remains with a certain charge, shall we say, when there is a response by yourself to any thought, word, or deed of another that causes you to move from the center of your being, and causes you concern of any kind, you may notice the mirroring effect as it is generated from your own subconscious mind.

This is to say that you have before the incarnation chosen certain lessons upon which you shall apply yourself. You have therefore biased your perceptions in a manner which will allow you to see what we may call a neutral experience, or neutral catalyst, in such and such a fashion that is in accordance with your pre-incarnative choices. Thus, a number of entities may witness the same exchange of experience and respond by feeling a variety of responses. This is due to the unique nature of each entity’s pre-incarnative programming and subconscious bias.

Thus, whatever experience you share with another that leaves its mark upon your memory is one which you would do well to consider within your own meditations, to look within your own self to see what significance this experience has. Then one may, in a meditative state, look at that experience within the life pattern to note the repetition of this experience or similar experiences, and begin by this analysis to discern the deeper pattern that comprises the lesson that you are attempting at this time to learn, and which has been signaled by the experience shared with another that registered a strong emotional response in your own being.

Thus, each life pattern is unique, and the response to various stimuli or catalyst is also unique and may be observed for the impact that it has on the self.

We would at this time transfer this contact to the one known as Jim, for we find that this instrument is somewhat fatigued. We will leave this instrument at this time in thanks, love and light. We are those of Q’uo.

This morning Anna and I synchronized our computers and listened to Carla channel Ra in Session #38. We found it interesting that the third density social memory complex from the Sirius star which had evolved from trees needed to explore the concept of bellicosity to balance their constant state of meditation, and this suggested that we also would need to deal with the concept of bellicosity within ourselves in order to avoid bellicosity with others. In other words, it is the same as Jesus said to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” because you can’t love anyone else until you can love yourself.

This afternoon I was happy to have a couple of guests visit me, which were our website designer and his partner. We spent our time talking about various Law of One concepts, Carla and her channeling ability, our current experiences of the work we love most to do, gardening, and their potential countries where they finally hope to live.

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

July 15

Hollowed Out By Circumstances

I am of the principle of living love and I greet you in the full consciousness of that love.

It may seem to you that you are hollowed out by circumstances, circumstances that squeeze the life from heart and soul so that all that remains is a hollow reed.

Indeed, many times the work of the spirit contains this facet or phase, for there are times when, in order to progress in service, one must hollow out the channel of the self, removing stumbling blocks to one’s capacity for joy and life.

When the student finds the mark and imprint of love through trust and faith within these situations, then does the spirit enter more and more to make, of unhappiness, perfect peace.

We leave you in that peace, 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.

2024-07-13

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from September 11, 1994:

In our world today it seems like most people are overstimulated with information and distractions and busyness. How can the seeker who wishes to remember the Creator do so in this kind of world today? How can we remember our harmony, our unity, and our place in the world and in the Creator?

(Carla channeling)

Greetings in the love and the light of the one infinite Creator. We are those of Q’uo. It is a privilege indeed to share in this meditation with you and to be called to your group to discuss the subject of having time enough for the infinite Creator. We thank and bless each of you for having the desire to seek the truth and we bless each in the spiritual journey which we share with you as those brothers and sisters who have perhaps walked a bit longer on this path, but who are still pilgrims. We are not authorities, and we ask each seeker to test our words or any words against that discriminative faculty which is every seeker’s, and encourage each seeker to leave behind those thoughts of ours which do not seem useful, and take those thoughts that seem to have a resonance within. We thank each seeker for exercising this discrimination. Each seeker’s truth lies within, awaiting the rediscovery, the remembering. When your truth does come to you, this is how it feels, as if you had remembered that which had slipped your mind.

The speed at which things become old has a profound impact upon the intelligence of those who are witnesses of this phenomenon. In your far distant past things became dated and obsolete at a snail’s pace, for it took great reaches of time mechanically to explore, to come across new and strange ways. As the technology of humankind’s creation was first added to the experience of living, the globe began to shrink. Geographical distances were suddenly able to be traveled, not at the pace of the wind-driven sail, or the sturdy horse and wagon, but with motorized travel over water and land. Things began to change at a quicker pace.

Now, as each of you experiences incarnation that which is new becomes old quickly. In the atmosphere of constant change there is not the rest and relaxation available from the surroundings. The environment has become geared to the handling of constant-seeming progress, and within your culture this situation is seen to be as most beneficial. The age of information has arrived amongst your people. The seeker now routinely is aware of an enormous array of situations around the globe, aware of fires and earthquakes in far-flung places, aware of wars and rumors of war from near and far, aware of the suffering and starvation of displaced nations of peoples—aware, aware and aware.

Now that we have flattened this instrument with the horror of the present day, we shall attempt to give some pointers as to how, in this very trivia-ridden existence, it is not only possible but inevitable that the infinite Creator shall be discovered at the very heart of this tight-wound world. Each who hears these words has a universe of its own. In each seeker’s universe the center lies deeply within, opening like a flower to a mélange of sense perceptions, infinitely rich and varied, infinitely full, infinitely profound.

Within this web of sense perceptions, within this inner universe, seemingly the self is at the center and events impinge upon that self from without. The telephone rings. The mail lands upon the desk. The door opens to bring more concerns, more things into the environment. Each seeker alone is not trapped but certainly encouraged to remain within that perceptive web, seeking the infinite One as best it can.

However, the Creator’s plan for your particular illusion contains one essential adjustment to this personal world view. That adjustment is in the perceptual shape of the realization from the inside rather than from the outside that others, other selves besides the self, are those who are able to express lucidly and clearly the presence of the infinite Creator. At first the seeker is involved in the perceptions having to do with seeing the self without regard to others. As this attempt deepens, the seeker begins to collect the memories of those entities which said just the most helpful, the most correct thing in order to open the door within the heart which invites the Creator in. And we find that we become for others that same witness to the Light. Perhaps we, ourselves, might not feel like the mirror of the infinite Creator, yet another may find within what we say that encouragement and support that turns the seeker’s heart to remembrance.

The role of the seeker is often seen as an isolated, lonely role, and in many ways it is. The quest for truth places each seeker in that wilderness of spirit in which the testing and tempering of the spirit may most fruitfully take place. In this instrument’s mind is the old refrain, “You have to walk that lonesome valley by yourself. No one else will walk it for you. You must walk it by yourself.” This remains true. However, as the seeking moves forward, as we said, others seem to appear at just the right moment to offer to you that realization for which you hunger. So each becomes to each a teacher, a supporter, a strengthener.

Realizing that each person you see bears this precious gift of presence, the seeker may then begin to practice regarding those who come before the eyes as that instrument of the infinite Creator that they truly are, showing to you the deepest truths of creation implicit in the connection between self and other self. Imagine each of you upon the globe, each within the infinite reaches of its own universe, yet each able to reach across that chasm created by space and time and illusion and touch heart to heart and hope to hope, each seeker strengthening the other.

We have a simple message, and we repeat it endlessly. The goal of the seeker is, shall we say, a vibration or a state of being which is the vibration of the Creator Itself, the one great original Thought or Logos which is Love. Each seeker attempts to form that vibration of self more and more like that vibration which is infinite Love. Each movement towards that primal vibration of being is a step out of the sea of confusion which the everyday illusion offers. And as each seeker attempts to correct the many, many distortions of its own vibratory patterns, the greatest gifts that the Creator has to give are those paintings on the path which intend service to the infinite Creator and to all of those upon the planet within which you dwell.

The question for this session was: “In our world today it seems like most people are overstimulated with information and distractions and busyness. How can the seeker who wishes to remember the Creator do so in this kind of world today?” Q’uo began their response by saying that for a great period of time in our past our cultures were pretty much the same from year to year, but within the recent past the technologies of travel and communication have created a rapid increase in our daily experiences so that there is more information needing to be processed each day. Then Q’uo said that this was part of the Creator’s plan for the seeker of truth that its relationships with other seekers could provide a word or thought at the right time that revealed a portion of truth that would help it on its spiritual path, and then each seeker would become a witness of the Light for each other. Q’uo continued by saying that it is the goal of each seeker to attain the infinite vibration of the Logos, of the Love of the Creator, and the seeker accomplishes this by using its distortions of its own vibratory patterns that eventually becomes its path of service to the Creator and all other selves. On February 4, 1990, Q’uo said that we all can help each other to be of service to the Creator:

We appreciate the great desire to be of service to the Creator that you have expressed. This is a query which is asked to that being that is the Christ of all, the Christ within, that small and still voice, which, when petitioned with an whole heart, makes clear the way for the feet of clay and the heart of compassion. This clearly may be asked of any entity by any entity, and wise and careful counsel may be given by many. And yet, the response which is truly sought is that response which will fill the heart and inspire the spirit within, for each portion of the Creator exemplified by each entity within the creation is guided, most lovingly and precisely, by the voice of the Creator that speaks from that deep and still point within the heart.

So, a great resource, then, for the seeker intending to become less fettered in time is the readiness to listen to and to admit the words, the expressions and the actions of others. For you were not incarnated for yourself alone. That which has been prepared for you involves other entities inevitably. The lessons of third density revolve about other selves. This is the time of choice for each emerging, unique consciousness, and each lesson which enables the seeker to make those choices more deftly and accurately involve relationship with others.

Perhaps the simplest way to attempt to remember that entities are first spiritual is to practice gazing at another person and seeing for a split second the reality of that entity, for that entity is the one infinite Creator with a few rough edges that a millennium or three might work a little more magic upon. Each of you is as a hologram of the infinite One. This is the deepest realization. Yet at the point at which that realization is accepted, at that point the seeker no longer carves out great boundaries between the self and other selves. The seeker fully open to the possibilities of third density knows the great value of other entities.

The second way in which the mind may be, shall we say, encouraged to find that awareness of the Creator is the meditation, the contemplation, the prayer. We are aware that each does attempt to spend time with the infinite Creator within the daily round. We commend each for this effort and encourage its continuance. It is as though there were a hunger within which nothing within the illusion can satisfy. Those who are not on a spiritual path, those who are happy with life as it is, gaze at the seeker in amazement wondering why, in the midst of a happy life, this seeker must spend so much time and energy upon that which does not even make the entity more happy. For certainly the spiritual quest does do many things, but it certainly shall not make you happy.

To explain to this non-seeking person the reason for discontent is difficult, yet to one to whom this spiritual hunger has been awakened lies the responsibility of foraging for something to eat spiritually, some wisdom or intelligence that informs. Where to find such information? My children, it will not surprise you to hear us say that it is not in the noise of your culture but, rather, in the silence of your meditations. That listening within which meditation encourages is the activity which allows food and drink to come to that spiritual self within. The more times during your daily routine that you can find a way to work in just a moment or two of meditation, this is a helpful thing.

This instrument, for instance, has worked in a school where the bell marks the changing of the period, and when that bell sounded the instrument’s effort was, for one split instant, remembered. Each of you has within the day certain repeated experiences, the ringing of the bell, the ringing of the telephone, the marking of the hour by a chiming clock. Whatever it is that you find within the environment to use as a key or trigger, we suggest that the seeker target this and train the self to use these found moments to turn once again to the infinite perfection of the mystery that is love.

The third thing that shall teach each more and more to dwell in the presence of the infinite One is time itself, for as the experience of the incarnation mounts there comes that point wherein the seeker has experienced enough time to have become somewhat desensitized to that mechanism within which rings the tocsin of alarm. As the incarnation becomes full, it is not that maturity overtakes the seeker, but rather that the entity becomes able to care less about those things which it cannot affect. To one who is relatively unmoved by his own imperfections, to one who has begun to accept the imperfect self, is given a state of inner peace which is a healing gift. Beyond all other lessons, finally the seeker in third density grasps and accepts its own lack of perceived perfection, seeing the myriads of issues the world offers for consideration. The entity which has accepted and forgiven the self for being human has a greatly enhanced opportunity to remember the infinite One and practice Its presence.

Those who come to third density plunge from innocence into confusion. Within the brightly colored illusion which time and space have given, the seeker moves to find that infinite Love which is at its heart, moving always within utter chaos and confusion. The seeker must choose its own way. We urge each to hold out the hand more and more to life as it is on the surface, to embrace the multiplicity of the tales, the boisterous comings and goings which seem to distract and fritter away the time. For it is not that the time has sped up, rather it is that the nature that beholds that time at this moment in the ending of an old age and the beginning of a new one is more transparent to catalyst and stimuli. Each begins to see the vainness and emptiness of surface life, and each becomes more and more willing to let go of the demands to be such and such a way.

[Side one of tape ends.]

(Carla channeling)

…that things are so changed, but rather in wonder that we have done as well as we have.

Each of you is so courageous, my children. Gazing at illusion, stubbornly you know that there is an infinite Love. Oh, you who are of this stubborn faith, we bless and embrace each. As you attempt more and more to practice the presence of the infinite One use these tools as they help you. Use each other and grasp that that is appropriate. Joyfully seize those moments that you can turn for even an instant to contemplation. Rejoice in and encourage each other, for each shall show the Creator. The only question is what aspect of that Creator shall you choose to give as gift to the infinite spirits all about you? And when the time comes when the emotions and nerves are tired and worn by suffering, rest back in the strength of heart that lies within one who has suffered and affirm the perfection that shall never be sensed by the self for the self, but which is the higher truth for each.

Then Q’uo said that we all have incarnated in order to help each other along our spiritual path by the way that we interact with each other in making choices, and on some occasions, if we take the time to do so, we can see the face of the Creator in any entity and begin to see the great value of relationships with each other. Q’uo continued by saying that meditation, contemplation, and prayer are also ways to discover more about how we can become aware of the Creator within us that satisfies our hunger to know more of our spiritual nature and allows food and drink to come to the spiritual self within us.  Q’uo went on to say that another way to discover more about the Creator within us is the process of experience over time that allows us to accept and forgive ourselves just as we are so that we remember the infinite One and practice Its presence. Then Q’uo said that it is the confusion of the illusion of third density that can eventually give us the opportunity to find infinite Love in our heart that helps us to find our way through the illusion. They went on to say that it is the time of change into a new dimension that has caused catalyst to be more transparent, and we can see the emptiness of the surface illusion and become more able to let go of our demands upon ourselves to be a certain kind of way.  Q’uo completed their response by saying that we should have faith that there is an infinite Love, that we should rejoice and encourage each other to practice the presence of the Infinite One, and then we can choose what gifts we shall give to those entities that we share the third density with so that we can endure any suffering together by experiencing that higher truth that each is the Creator.  On June 19, 1994, Q’uo affirmed the aid of practicing the presence of the Creator within us:

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

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

As always, we again encourage each to lay aside any thought of ours that is not useful. We are most happy that we have had this opportunity to be with you. How we have looked forward to this event. We would like to transfer the contact to the one known as Jim at this time. We leave this instrument in love and in light. We are those of Q’uo.

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and I greet each again in love and in light through this instrument. At this time it is our privilege to ask if there might be any further queries to which we might respond. Is there another query at this time?

Carla: I have put aside channeling for the last two months because I felt I needed a break. It’s good to be back. Could you evaluate taking a break? Is there a better or best way to remain fluent in the channeling work while the actual channeling practice is being given a rest?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. We are unaware of any technique by which an instrument might maintain the fluency while resting from the practice. However, we are very well aware of entities’ needs for the variety of experience that taking a break from one’s work will provide. We are aware of how intense the experience which entities such as yourselves encounter each day, and we do recommend that you do take those times of rest and peace which allow you to become reinvigorated, as the newness of your experience becomes, shall we say, seated in your pattern and is then able to alter the flow of energy in a fashion which becomes refreshing rather than becoming more of a weight to bear.

Is there a further query, my sister?

Carla: No, thank you. I always yearn for a closer connection to a spiritual life, and it seems that we always fall short of what we desire in that regard. And you are saying that we always have that connection and we just need to open to it. Could you comment on that?

I am Q’uo. It is that feeling of falling short that is both the blessing and the curse of the seeker, my sister. For the desire to move even closer and move in more purity in the work that you do is that which allows the progress in the work, yet can also become the source of the over-critical self. Thus, we salute the desire to increase one’s purity and purpose of work. Yet we suggest the gentle hand as the estimation and criticism is given to one’s work by oneself.

Is there another query, my sister?

Carla: No, thank you.

Q’uo: We thank you, my sister. Is there another query at this time?

[Pause]

I am Q’uo, and we thank you all for your kind words. Since there is no further query we shall take this opportunity to express our great gratitude for allowing our presence in your circle of seeking. We would, again, ask that you take only those words which we have spoken which ring of truth to you, leaving behind all others. We do not wish to become a stumbling block to any but would walk with each upon the journey in whatever way is possible, for together we seek and reveal to each other the one Creator. At this time we shall take our leave of this group and this instrument, leaving each as always in the love and the light of the one infinite Creator. We are known to you as those of Q’uo. Adonai. Adonai.

This morning I ran a couple of errands with my first stop being at the PNC Bank to transfer some money from my checking account to my savings account. My second stop was at Walgreen’s Drug Store where I bought some super glue. When I got home I went around the yard with my trimmer and trimmed the areas where my big mower, Venus, won’t be able to cut around when I cut the grass this afternoon.

This afternoon I cut the grass in the yard and then I used the backpack blower to blow all walkways clean.

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

July 13

The Universe Of Good

I am of the principle of Love, and I greet you in the full consciousness of that Love.

May the Light which surrounds you be made known to you in this day.

May your paths be filled with the consciousness of the many flowers and grasses upon the ground and within the mind.

May the Spirit create for you the universe of good which the Father intended.

May Love precede you to make fair your path this day.

Turn and call upon the Spirit of Love, and you shall be enveloped and cradled in Light and Love every moment of your waking experience. We of the principle of Love rejoice that we may share with you in your steps this day.

We leave you in the peace and the joy of the consciousness of Love, both 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.

2024-07-12

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. The Q’uo quote comes from July 14, 1994:

The question this morning has to do with the difference between the Tree of Life, mentioned in Genesis of the Bible, and the Tree of Knowledge, that is also mentioned in Genesis. We would like to know what part these play in our spiritual evolution and any information Q’uo could give us about them.

(Carla channeling)

We are those of Q’uo. Greetings in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. We are most privileged to be called to your group for this working and wish especially to greet the one known as S. All of those within the principle of Q’uo send many greetings. As always, we ask that our thoughts be treated not as those of authority, but rather those of a fellow seeker.

When one is investigating the resonances of racial symbology or ethnic symbology, one must be prepared to treat the symbol or symbols involved upon more than one level. Both the Tree of Life mosaic, or figure, and the Tree of Knowledge figure are masterpieces of condensed, yet articulated, concept. The dynamic betwixt these two is an integral part of their nature. These symbols open far better to the heart of the mystic than to the tongue or pen of the intellectual or scholar. However, insofar as words can attempt to explicate these symbols, we are glad to comment.

The Tree of Life is a cabalistic configuration which, in general, describes a universe or cosmology wherein only the tiniest or end part of reality, as such, is in any way visible while the seeker is within the valley of birth and death, that is, in the body of flesh. The great preponderance of this reality is firmly rooted within the concept of heaven or ultimate reality. Within this figure, this tree may be seen to be then upside down as far as mortal eyes might behold, that tip of the tree being the entire physical universe as seen by mortal eyes. The unity of this symbol is preserved through the creation of a harmonious array of dynamics which can loosely be called male and female or positive and negative. Within this system, then, all is harmonized into a unity, so that even that tiny tip of reality which is the physical universe has, as in a holograph, a complete idea of reality. Each tiny spark of this limitless reality, then, contains the pattern of the whole and unity is preserved throughout the figure’s dynamic system of archetypes.

Over against this figure is brought to bear another complex conceptual figure which is thoroughly divided, clearly delineated, just as the figure either/or is clearly delineated. Within this figure is the concept of eternal brokenness. This figure sees differences and claims this difference. It sees the either and the or as having no resolution in harmony. Thus, this Tree of Knowledge is a figure betokening that activity within the time/space portion of the incarnate seeker which demands to know which of two things is preferable. This is the figure encouraging entities to make choices between opposites.

Within this system it is expected and desired that the seeker play judge and decide, or deem, what is appropriate and what is not: hot over cold, or cold over hot, light against darkness, attraction against radiance, and so forth. The “evil” then, which is seen within this figure by one defending the Tree of Life, is the implicit suggestion within this figure that seekers can relate to dynamic opposites only by choice. This truth is, shall we say, one which effects only the third-density experience, that experience which is of life lived beyond that veil of forgetting. In this human state of forgetting, then, the figure of the Tree of Knowledge holds sway, and entities must indeed play God, choosing right from wrong, choosing positive from negative, making those choices which define and increase polarity towards the goal of graduation from this universe steeped in illusion, in which there is an operant. . . either/or.

If the entity were, then, to move beyond the illusion of incarnate third-density life still thinking that it must choose, then, indeed, the Tree of Life would be shaken, for this overriding symbol holds the true nature of reality, if we may misuse this term. Perhaps we may say that the lesson here is that as the Tree of Knowledge figure suggests, seekers do indeed have a quest for truth, that truth which does choose, yet within these choices, there needs to be within the entity’s heart that portion which praises, gives thanks and blesses that mystery which lies behind and beyond all that seems and configures all that there truly is.

When a seeker goes too far with the knowledge of good and evil and begins to attack and fragment the basic unity of all things, then that entity must needs, either by personal choice or by catalytic action, be made humble once again and aware of the over-arching unity of all that is. The difficulty humankind has in accepting the limits of its knowledge is amazing to us. There is much pride within the hearts of your peoples who feel that all things may be known. This pride is fatal, for within the life of the Spirit all that seems so in the world is indeed far otherwise.

The many, many spiritual writings of your peoples continually suggest that strength lies in weakness, wisdom lies in lack of knowledge, and so forth. The Tree of Knowledge is that tree, that figure, that attitude, towards the living of a life which gets the seeker started upon the road towards the acceleration of spiritual evolution. However, when that seeker has indeed begun to walk upon that dusty path, and when it has gained experience along this path, then it is that the seeker does well to remove that figure from the mind and replace it with the Tree of Life. The choices possible to make within an incarnation having to do with polarity are rather quickly done, in that it becomes easier and easier to adjudge the polarity of various responses to certain catalyst.

Beyond these choices, however, lies the true ground wherein work in consciousness is done and into that ground it is unacceptable to bring this consciousness that is divided. Once upon the service-to-others path, then, it augers well for the seeker if he chooses to observe creation as the Tree of Life suggests, the “as above, so below” of ultimate reality being implicit in this cosmology that is seen, as well as that which is unseen.

The question this morning has to do with the difference between the Tree of Life, mentioned in Genesis of the Bible, and the Tree of Knowledge, that is also mentioned in Genesis. We would like to know what part these play in our spiritual evolution and any information Q’uo could give us about them. Q’uo said that both the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life were mystical symbols with different layers of meaning that are difficult to explain in words. Then Q’uo said that the Tree of Life was a cabalistic symbol of the nature of the universe where the tip of the tree would describe the physical reality within one’s incarnation where there is the expression of the dual concepts of male and female, or the positive and the negative, where all is harmonized into unity. They said that each part of the physical universe contains the complete nature of reality which is found in the figure’s dynamic system of archetypes. Then Q’uo said that the Tree of Knowledge is a conceptual figure that reveals clear either/or choices that reflect the eternal brokenness of the life within the third density that requires choices to be made in order that graduation into the fourth density may be achieved. However, Q’uo reminded us that beyond the choices that we make it is also important to give praise and thanksgiving for the mystery that is within each person, and which has created all that there is, because one can go too far in seeing separation between that which seems good and that which seems evil, for all is truly one within the life of the Spirit. On February 28, 2009, Q’uo spoke of the life of the Spirit:

The universe and yourself within the universe are far, far different and far less concrete than meets the waking eye or the unthinking mind. Truly, each entity is held in place not by gravity, but by his own set of parameters, self-administered, and self-perpetuating. We are not saying that the physical laws of the physical universe do not exist, for they do, my brother, and to your great benefit. They create a stable illusion within which you may experience the progress of a lifetime of experience and collect and consider your experiences.

However, the inner life, the life of the Spirit within, is held in place at first by the tacit acceptance of what each other entity in the surrounding milieu accepts, and then by the perpetuation of that acceptance. This instrument uses the phrase “thinking outside the box.” Within the inner life you begin with a box which consists of all the suppositions you have accepted as true. Within this box are many systems and subsystems, all with their perpetuating energy. As you begin to loosen yourself from the suppositions with which you began your inner life, you gently and sometimes abruptly step outside the box. You are then free to the extent you are able to take advantage of this increased awareness to alter the way energy works within your particular inner world. Then the limitations of your environment are those chosen by you.

The difference between one who is unconsciously limited in the inner life and one who is consciously limited in the inner life is that the seeker who has begun to penetrate the outer illusion and who knows that he creates his reality is far more able to take advantage of those times which seem so dislocating and dreamlike, by molding that dream to match his hopes, his desires, and his intentions.

We would pause at this point to inquire if there are queries from the material which has been given. We are those of Q’uo.

S: Is it correct to assume that the Tree of Knowledge is—that we interpret [it as]—the intellect, the symbol for the intellect to get the seeker started in this density, and that the Tree of Life is the subconscious? That is, one follows the path on the Tree of Knowledge and then chooses the deeper symbols of that intellectual choice, so the seeker moves from the intellect through the subconscious in the deeper regions of the heart—and the Tree of Life is reality, and the Tree of Knowledge is the illusion.

We are those of Q’uo. My sister, this is quite correct. The Tree of Knowledge is, shall we say, the necessary evil and it is the place of those beginning the path of spiritual seeking to focus upon differences and make those great ethical or moral choices for the soul’s health and for further learning. Just as you said, when the seeker is established upon that path, then it is that the time comes when the seeker acknowledges its lack of understanding and accepts, instead of demanding clarity, that vision given to the heart alone, in which the whole of the infinite creation is felt to be imminent, though noumenal, in every instant of perceived consciousness.

May we answer further, my sister?

S: How does one balance becoming split—or is it simply that one of the initiative stages between living or seeking as completely as possible the Tree of Life—while it is still necessary to function in the world which we acknowledge. That is where I find, and perhaps then it’s just something that all seekers have to go through, as an initiative of living two distinct lives, not only physically but spiritually.

We are those of Q’uo and, my sister, indeed this is a working which continues throughout third density and into fourth and even the fifth density. The dynamic betwixt that which is manifest and that which is ultimately real is acute and continuing. Perhaps the concept of one who lives on two levels at once may be helpful. In many things there is an inner and an outer reality or way of being. The outer practices of most of the world’s religious systems are often divided into those prayers and services shared with all of the people and those prayers and services offered only by, shall we say, clergy or those of the religious life. It is the burden and the glory of those who do live a religious, spiritual, or devotional life to live on two levels at once, for the level of the outer world is, indeed, the either/or of service to self or service to others and the dynamics of that life are unforgiving. Yet still, within these outer appearances lies an inner reality which only the heart of humankind can know or experience.

The joy within this illusion you experience flows most freely when it is consciously accepted and visualized within each daily period that these levels are not contradicting each other but rather are the inner and the outer layers of that which is being experienced. When—we correct this instrument—whenever it is perceived that the seeker has focused overmuch upon the Tree of Knowledge then the seeker does well to pause momentarily in order to remember that inner reality, that inner universe and open a shuttle from that inner universe through the seeker’s own part so that while the seeker is dealing in a practical and intellectually appropriate way with either/or dynamics, yet still that seeker’s heart is open because of that vivid memory and remembrance, which is renewed each moment, of the overriding and overarching reality within, which illumines, transfigures and reconfigures the whole.

This is most difficult work, and we commend each for striving to reconcile the depths of the illusion and its dynamics with the undergirding reality, so-called.

S asked Q’uo: “How does one balance becoming split—or is it simply that one of the initiative stages between living or seeking as completely as possible the Tree of Life—while it is still necessary to function in the world which we acknowledge.” Q’uo said that S was correct in saying that one needs to be able to live the manifested life along with the spiritual life not only in this density but in the fourth and fifth densities as well. They said that this is the equivalent of living an outer life and an inner life at the same time where the outer life eventually manifests either as service to others or service to self while the inner life sees the unity of all people, and it is well if the seeker pauses from time to time, while it is dealing with the either/or dynamics of the outer reality, to open a shuttle to the inner seeking of its heart that illumines and transfigures all as whole and unified. On April 3, 1988, Q’uo said the truth of unity is whole and unified:

Where is truth? Truth is in the absolutes that shine through the relative. Truth is in the smile, the laughter and joy, the moments of kinship, the body’s intimate ecstasy in the making of physical love, the spontaneous reaction of deep compassion. And in the end, truth in an absolute sense may, to the disciplined mind and heart, become the companion that walks beside you, through whose eyes you may see anew the whole and unified life lived in love. That which is suffering is that against which the entity seeking to know love for the Creator, love for the self, and service to others may push against, may use, not as the stumbling block, but as the starting block. For each difficulty which causes suffering is that which has been arranged that some distortion concerning the essence of love within your understanding may be examined, thought about further, and perhaps revised somewhat.

Is there a final query at this time?

S: Just one. You know of the symbol of the Tree of Life that I have at home, the Indian rug. Is it—or can I transfer the archetypes of either the tarot cards or the kabbalah to this Tree, or will I need to adjust them more subjectively?

We are those of Q’uo. The figures are such that you may use them as they are. You also might find that you begin to wish that you could create your own system of relationships and interconnectiveness and leave that Indian, or any other version, to another. It is of aid to the seeker to work with these archetypes regardless of the designed interrelationships. Therefore, we encourage students of the archetypes to have the feeling of freedom to reconfigure according to the personal experience and truths of each seeker.

We, again, thank each for calling us to your session this morning. It is, as always, a most blessed chance for us to be with you and to mingle our vibrations with your own. We leave each with the utmost of love and light in the one infinite Creator. We are those of Q’uo. Adonai. Adonai vasu. We are Q’uo.

This morning I went outside and weeded the Ruins Garden, the garden in the middle of the Moss Garden, and the Astilbe Garden by hand. Then I came back inside and vacuumed the first floor of the house. Then I ran a couple of errands with my first stop being at the vet to pick up some meds for Bosco. My second stop was at Paul’s Fruit Market to buy some food for myself. And the third stop was at Walgreen’s Drug Store where I bought some trash bags and Pepsi Zero.

This afternoon I used my backpack blower to blow the Sycamore bark and leaves out of the Moss Garden, and then I picked them up and put them in a garbage can for yard waste pickup. Then I used my trimmer to weed the Moss Garden and then used my backpack blower again to blow the weeds out of the Moss Garden.

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

July 12

Blame And Forgiveness

I am of the principle of divine Love, and I greet you in the consciousness of Jesus the Christ.

We would speak with you this day about blame and forgiveness.

It is a natural faculty of humankind to discriminate, discern,  and judge betwixt all manner of experience in order to make choices and decisions. This is a proper use of the tools and resources which the Father has given to all His children.

There is, however, a dark and unpleasant side to discrimination. That is discrimination practiced with regard to the actions of others upon others which one watches as a witness. Shall you, as witness, blame and find judgment?

We trust and hope that the Spirit of the living God may, by grace, open you in these trying moments to the power and consolation of prayerful attention. For in an attitude of prayerful attention it is desired only that the will of the Father be done. Thanksgiving is then given that all is, indeed, well and will be well.

These positive affirmations give a supernal peace to the witness and place those in dispute within the bright light of forgiveness and prayer. May you be an agent of peace by the power of the Holy Spirit and not an agent of blame and judgment. May you find, preserve and share the peace that does indeed pass the understanding of humankind.

It is in this peace and compassion that we leave 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.

2024-07-11

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from June 26, 1994:

(Jim channeling)

I am Q’uo, and greet each again in love and in light. It is our privilege to greet each through this instrument and to ask if at this time there may be any further queries to which we may speak this working period.

Carla: Do you have any suggestions as to how someone who would like to work on the bloom, who would like to make some changes in the way the self expresses, could go about using the relationship between the self and the higher self, or the between incarnations self—beyond meditation?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. We feel that the entity which is able to accept that which is the self in all of its detailed analysis and enumeration is one which has, shall we say, the leg up on the incarnation, for the energy of the incarnation is that which expresses itself as the seeker. The seeker who wishes to change some portion of itself is one which wishes to approximate the ideal, in most cases, more closely. We would suggest that rather than feeling that there is the possibility of changing the stripes, shall we say, that greater freedom comes to those who are able to accept the self with equanimity and to work as a full-blooded self, shall we say—that entity which realizes more of that which it is as a result of accepting that which it is. This provides a truer range of expression, for it builds upon that which is solid.

If one attempts to manufacture a change which has no foundation, the change will not weather the storms of everyday experience that beat about one in a certain sense and cause a reverberation, shall we say, in those expressions of the self which are temporary and which are of the fleeting moment, as it were.

Carla asked Q’uo if they could suggest a way that a person could work on the bloom of the self in order to change it and its relationship between the incarnational self and the higher self that would be other than meditation. This is the bloom that Carla is talking about which Q’uo channeled through her before the contact was transferred to me:

The incarnational self could be seen as the bloom of a flower that is fed by its roots, and all of this information gives a fuller picture to the incarnated self of all of the incarnations so that it may become all that there is.

Q’uo began their reply by saying that if an entity could accept itself in its great variety of characteristics it is taking advantage of the true nature of its incarnation because this is the way that the energy of the incarnation was meant to be lived most fully. Q’uo continued by saying that if one attempts to change some portion of its nature, even if the goal is to come closer to a perceived ideal, this reduces the freedom of the expression. They said that accepting one’s nature provides a truer range of growth and expression because it builds on a firm foundation, and this allows one to weather life’s difficulties. On May 15, 1983, Q’uo spoke about the value of accepting the self:

The concept of allowing the self to move along the path of evolution in a free and open manner is a concept which has meaning to an entity which works with the blue-ray energy center of the throat. Such a configuration of energy is then experienced by the seeker in a manner which promotes the clear communication of the self with the self and with other selves, accepting the self and other selves and freely expressing the self to all which surround the self. In this manner the giving of freedom and acceptance to others springs from the giving of freedom and acceptance to the self for you are also a mirror and reflect that which is your being to those about you. Therefore, as you seek to move freely along your path of evolution, you shall also give that freedom to others and shall inspire such freedom to those who come in contact with you.

Is there another query, my sister?

Carla: I have one more. When one is trying to counsel or teach and to give an accurate and objective reflection of what something that someone else is doing that seems to have the patterns, is there any resource the teacher can call on to make sure that teacher is not… to make sure that that teacher is being an accurate mirror?

I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. The same discrimination that we suggest exercising is that which will determine the feeling tone of another’s teaching. That which reminds one of that which one knows deep within the heart of being is the discrimination which is necessary for the choice making.

Is there another query, my sister?

Carla: No, Q’uo, thank you very much.

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

Questioner: I do not have a query, Q’uo, but I do want to take this opportunity and thank through you to all the brothers and sisters of the Confederation, because I seem to draw inspiration from the various subjects channeled through this group and it helps me to stay on course.

I am Q’uo, and we appreciate your gratitude and the opportunity to be of service to you. We would thank you for allowing us to speak to your queries and concerns and would like to add that we feel you are doing well, and we are inspired by your efforts as well.

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

This I went across the street to my neighbor’s garden and weeded it by hand and then came back to my garage to get eight thin pole of about four feet in length. I took them back to my neighbor’s flower garden and put them in the locations which Morning Glory vines were climbing flowers so they could continue their climbing.

This afternoon I was on a zoom meet with Daniel Hodapp’s Berlin Law of One Study Group. It was a question-and-answer session, and I enjoyed the great variety of questions that were focused on some aspects of the Ra contact. It was a great chance to share my love of the Law of One, and to make new friends in the process of our interactions.

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

July 11

Never Run Too Fast

I am of the principle of Love and greet you in that Love. We find that the minds of those who seek us this day are fretted and worried, so that there is only a very tenuous contact betwixt the Spirit of Love and those who seek It. It is very difficult for us to make it known to those who move fast and are upset.

But we are indeed with each, regardless of circumstances or where the mind is placed. Indeed, no matter how quickly the day goes or how upset you may become because of the circumstances of the day, we are with you. Love does not leave you, but, rather, the upset and worried personality forgets to open and request that the spirit of Christ enter in.

We hope you never run so fast or feel so out of sorts that you forget to open to Love, for that Love may transform, not the circumstances, but the feelings about them.

We leave you in peace, now and ever.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light, and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.