I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 102 quote comes from Chapter Three and the concept of emotions:
Questioner: What is the difference in terms of energy center activation between a person who represses emotionally charged responses to emotionally charged situations and the person who is balanced and, therefore, truly unswayed by emotionally charged situations?
Ra: I am Ra. This query contains an incorrect assumption. To the truly balanced entity no situation would be emotionally charged.With this understood, we may say the following:
The repression of emotions depolarizes the entity insofar as it then chooses not to use the catalytic action of the space/time present in a spontaneous manner, thus dimming the energy centers. There is, however, some polarization towards positive if the cause of this repression is consideration for other-selves.
The entity which has worked long enough with the catalyst to be able to feel the catalyst but not find it necessary to express reactions is not yet balanced but suffers no depolarization due to the transparency of its experiential continuum. Thus the gradual increase in the ability to observe one’s reactions and to know the self will bring the self ever closer to a true balance. Patience is requested and suggested, for the catalyst is intense upon your plane, and its use must be appreciated over a period of consistent learn/teaching.
Ra suggested that our emotions are a good indicator of which experiences in our lives may be offering us catalyst that we can consciously process in order to further our spiritual progress of service to others. The key to this thought is Ra’s statement that: “To the truly balanced entity no situation would be emotionally charged.”So, when we are working with our emotions, no matter what they may be, there is a good chance that they could provide spiritual growth for us. The emotions can be either what we call positive or negative: jealously, anger, greed, fear, confusion, joy, satisfaction, amusement, hopeful, thrilled, etc.
Ra suggested that we should be patient in this balancing of emotions because our third-density illusion is a very difficult place to be. There is so much anger, separation, confusion, and despair. However, to view this inner disarray as an opportunity to know and balance the self helps life to make sense to the spiritual seeker. Unfortunately, the purpose of life for most people on Earth is still a mystery. Most people don’t realize that balancing their emotions can be a means toward a fuller access to the love in their hearts and the ability to share this love with others around them and, thereby, reduce the pain and suffering that is so much a part of the third-density experience on Earth at this time. So the Player will still have to navigate the consensus reality that does not partake in a conscious spiritual journey in order to help reduce the mass confusions of our culture. That is why it is so helpful to have friends of “like mind who together seek.” This is a concept which Ra gave us:
Questioner: Could you expand on what you mean by that interaction of polarized entities in piercing the veil?
Ra: I am Ra. We shall state two items of note.
The first is the extreme potential for polarization in the relationship of two polarized entities which have embarked upon the service-to-others path or, in some few cases, the service-to-self path.
Secondly, we would note that effect which we have learned to call the doubling effect. Those of like mind which together seek shall far more surely find.
The idea here is that when we join with other seekers of truth to explore the nature of our spiritual journeys we are able to access more inspiration and information to help us get a better idea as to how this may be accomplished. Ra used the term “doubling effect” which suggests that with each additional person we add to our company of seekers we double the likelihood of our finding the truths that we seek. So, we need to join with other seekers of truth on this long journey through this difficult third density illusion to remind each other that there is a primary spiritual purpose for our being here: to open our hearts in unconditional love and service for everyone in our challenging world. Processing our catalyst is the mental discipline that can take us into the open heart.
To begin to master the concept of mental discipline it is necessary to examine the self. The polarity of your dimension must be internalized. Where you find patience within your mind you must consciously find the corresponding impatience and vice versa. Each thought that a being has, has in its turn an antithesis. The disciplines of the mind involve, first of all, identifying both those things of which you approve and those things of which you disapprove within yourself, and then balancing each and every positive and negative charge with its equal. The mind contains all things. Therefore, you must discover this completeness within yourself.
The second mental discipline is acceptance of the completeness within your consciousness. It is not for a being of polarity in the physical consciousness to pick and choose among attributes, thus building the roles that cause blockages and confusions in the already-distorted mind complex. Each acceptance smooths part of the many distortions that the faculty you call judgment engenders.
Here, Ra suggested: “The mind contains all things. Therefore, you must discover this completeness within yourself.” So, it is necessary that we recognize any emotion, whether positive or negative, as being only part of what we are capable of feeling. Ra said that every emotion has its opposite, and that we need to be able to accept ourselves as having the full range of human emotions and qualities in order to recognize our true identity: the One Infinite Creator.
Questioner: Would a perfectly balanced entity feel an emotional response when being attacked by the other-self?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct. The response is love.
Questioner: In the illusion that we now experience it is difficult to maintain this response, especially if the entity’s attack results in physical pain, but I assume that this response should be maintained even through physical loss of life or extreme pain. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct and further is of a major, or principal, importance in understanding, shall we say, the principle of balance. Balance is not indifference but rather the observer not blinded by any feelings of separation but rather fully imbued with love.
Ra said the inner, emotional response which reflects the highest degree of balance, no matter what the experience , is love. We, as positively-oriented seekers, aspire to attain this high degree of understanding and balance as we evolve through the densities. For the time being, however, we do well to remember that understanding is not of this density . Any time we think we know what is best for someone else, we can be sure that we have entered into judgement, albeit often with good intentions.
Questioner: I am assuming it is not necessary for an individual to understand the Law of One to go from third to fourth density. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. It is absolutely necessary that an entity consciously realize it does not understand in order for it to be harvestable. Understanding is not of this density.
No matter what we think we are experiencing, we are actually, in the heart of our true being, experiencing the Creator as It is knowing Itself. We almost never see this fact when we are living our lives because the veil of forgetting works so well. Most of the time we have no clue that, even in the most extreme moments of difficulty, the Creator stands before us, and within us, as It is knowing Itself. Each entity with whom we interact is also the Creator and ourselves, no matter what kind of seeming traumatic emotion we are sharing with them. There is no true separation occurring between us. There is only the Creator knowing Itself and, hopefully, at some point, we will be able to see that Creator in our self and in our other-selves.
Consequently, it is simply more efficient to choose the way of the heart, in our opinion, and to see the goal of working with difficulty, not in achieving happiness, peace, or contentment, but rather, simply in continuing to accelerate the pace of spiritual and mental evolution. The energy of the open heart is open ended. It does not attach an outcome. It simply seeks greater openness of self and a greater ability to allow these rising emotions to do the work of the refiner’s fire. The seeker who has faith in the way of love has faith that no matter what comes she will be able to survive it. That no matter how much various difficulties cause suffering and pain she will be able to use those difficulties to refine those rivers of emotion that are rising to consciousness.
Q’uo noted that within each seeker there will be a constant series of rising emotions that will require the seeker to be willing to go through “the refiner’s fire.”As Players we must be willing to see any emotions as means by which we are able to exercise our faith in the unconditional love in our open hearts. All emotions teach us something very important about our self: that we are complete beings.
However, emotions do not stay on the surface for the persistent seeker who is willing to abide with and enjoy the company of these emotions. They begin to have a deeper life. As one feels these emotions again and again, there comes the opportunity, each time the emotion is repeated, to work with that emotion, to embrace it and honor it and to gaze at it to see from what catalyst it has arisen.
When one is persistently fearless with emotions and is able to sit with the self as it experiences an emotion flowing through, there is a gradual deepening of that emotion. Eventually, as repetition and work in consciousness with these emotions begins to yield its fruits, the seeker begins to have glimpses of the refined and purified emotion that started out so highly colored. And eventually that emotion can take one into the archetypical mind, where the deepest of truths may be found.
Q’uo suggested that we are liable to downplay the value of our emotions because they may seem superficial or trivial when, in reality they can teach us so much about ourselves. Our emotional foundation is, in part, a result of the pre-incarnative programming that has made us who we are as an adult. Some emotions may also be of an archetypical nature as each human, at the level of the roots of consciousness, shares fundamental emotional qualities. If we can access these emotions, we have a doorway to greater self-realization.
As we continue to work with these deeper emotions, we often come face to face with our darker side that has been the product of negative messaging when we were children. We were told that we were not good enough to do this or that, that we needed to stop behaving like a baby and grow up, that we needed to do what we are told, or we will be punished and on and on. If we can work with these deeper, darker emotions whenever they surface we can come to know and love that dark side of ourselves, that child within, and make friends with that dark side. While the experience of being rejected by others causes us to suppress or reject certain aspects of ourselves, those repressed qualities linger in the shadows, waiting to be loved. They may show forth in unpredictable and unhelpful ways, as they are a part of us that longs to be seen. In its persistence, then, our shadow self is possessed of a certain tenacity that is also a part of us, and which can be harnessed for aiding our spiritual growth. Q’uo shared this same view of the shadow side of our personalities:
We are suggesting that it is helpful to view the shadow side of the self as the offerer of temptation. We are not suggesting you separate from the shadow side. We are simply suggesting that rather than separating the light part of the self from the dark part, or the higher desires of the self from the lower desires, it is helpful to see that together these two sides of self create a whole. Together the dynamic between light and dark creates that wonderfully unique entity that you are.
In suggesting that you not view the desires of the shadow side as distraction and insidious voices, we are attempting to give you a viewpoint which partakes of fearlessness and non-judgment as regards the worth of lower desires, so called. For every shadow energy can, through the application of compassion and unconditional acceptance, be refined to become a wonderful, powerful part of the self which supports the light.
By giving the action of the shadow side that is upon the surface, that comes to you as temptation, the respect of refusing to stop seeing it as temptation, you gradually are able to reach out to the shadow side and ask it for its help. However, in order to leave the surface of the shadow desires, these insidious voices, and to plunge deeply beneath that surface energy which partakes of judgment, you are honoring those energies and asking them to move into a more purified state.
It is as if you saw a small child who was acting foolishly and not taking that foolishness lightly and saying, “That’s not a good decision.” Perhaps you might think of it another way. You do not shame the small child. But by being unafraid of the child’s tantrums, by speaking directly to the child through the storms of his emotions, you give the child the opportunity to see another choice, another way. Q’uo, January 10, 2009.
If we can continue to give love and respect to this inner child that is our our shadow side, we are loving ourselves at a very important level of our being: our natural selves. We are reconstructing this quality of our being to be made out of unconditional love and service to others rather than the rejection and anger of our parents, friends, and teachers that colored our lives darkly when we were kids. When we do that, we take one giant step into being a Player on the Enhanced Gameboard of Life.
This morning I ran a couple of errands with my first stop being at Paul’s Fruit Market where I bought some food for myself and two flats of Impatiens. My last stop was at Walgreen’s where I picked up a prescription and some ice cream. Just as I got home it started raining, and we got about 5/8 of an inch of much-needed rain.
I went outside this afternoon and took the pansies out of the two flower pots on the front porch and transplanted them between the garage and the firepit as pansies begin declining in growth as the weather gets warmer. Then I transplanted the two flats of impatiens into those two flower pots and had enough left over to fill the area on the back side of the Wuthering Heights Mound.
From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:
Rise And Be Free
I am the spirit of the full consciousness of love. I greet you in the love of Christ.
Within the mind does each pilgrim bow before the spirit and fall to the knees upon the dusty floor of human suffering.
Yet to the spirit all things are light and love and the holy flame of the principle of Jesus the Christ reaches out to sin and suffering with hand and arm, saying, “Arise! Come and do the work of the spirit, not the work of the bondservant.”
My children, rise and be free, for that spirit which is love utterly commits and utterly frees the answering spirit of the pilgrim. Answer and be made whole, that the light may shine in and through you and that you may, by your light, lift others from the threshing floor of error.
We leave you in the transfiguring peace of the love of Christ, now and forever. Amen.
I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:
We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.
 The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One, 42.9.
 The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One, 83.17.
 The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One, 5.2.
 The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One, 42.4-5.
 The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One, 16.39.
 Q’uo, May 7, 2000.
 Q’uo, January 7, 2008.