Sunday, December 30, 2012

Methods to Prepare a Soul for Enlightenment

Teacher Ophelius:

The message for today is about having a sense of timing, to know when it is right to reveal to someone your truth. Are they ready to hear truth or are they are not?   It is not always beneficial to speak your truth to someone who has not the capacity or the understanding to receive it, and in some cases, it can backfire and lead them the opposite way in understanding the very truth you so wish to reveal.  For others who are ready, they will ask questions and will want to know what you know.  Herein lies the key to enlightenment—to ask and you shall receive.

There are methods that can prepare a soul for enlightenment, who for now, remain in a state of confusion.  In these individuals, there may be a sense of urgency, a cry for help, or a wounded heart that cannot accept help.  For these individuals, prayer is needed to prepare the heart to receive what they need, and sometimes what they need is not what you have to offer.  Your intentions must be very clear and in alignment with the highest good for that individual.  You must be careful when interpreting their needs that you are not satisfying your own need to be right.  You must dissolve, completely, your ego and become a compassionate listener.

Take the position of “standing in ones shoes” and try and see from another viewpoint.  Ask questions about the confusion in someone’s mind and become curious about why they think the way they do?  Never should you criticizes their position, but should continue to ask questions and look for answers that contain some kind of truth and then expound on that truth.  This is the method Jesus used when he was instructing those with religious backgrounds—he would use probing question in sincere curiosity looking for shreds of truth where he could expand that truth to the point where it would crowd out the error and the individual would come to his or her own conclusions having convinced themselves of the error and accepting the expanded truth of their right thinking.

Mountains cannot be moved in a day, my friends, and so you must have patience and perseverance while you continue to pray selflessly for the needs of the individual to be met.  In some cases where the individual has hardened their heart, it may be necessary to leave that person to learn through difficult lessons of their own making before they will seek for the help of others.  This is what you call “tough love”—to wait until the troubled waters awaken and sober the soul.  Many of you can look back on your life and see this very process we are speaking about.

How shall you students on the path proceed when you are uncertain about the method for helping others?  Do as the Master said to his disciples:  “Go now into your room alone and speak with the Heavenly Father and ask in prayer for direction.”  Sitting in stillness and asking for direction, then listening for an answer is the best way forward, my friends.  You may not always get the answer you were looking for and sometime you will get more than what you asked for—something that you needed to hear and to heal from.

Peace to you,

The Circle of Seven


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