Sunday, October 27, 2013

Perplexing Moral Dilemma

Teacher Ophelius:

Today we would like to talk about decision making and how to ask for guidance in those times in your life where difficult decisions must be made to move you through some perplexing moral dilemma.  It is not always clear to know what the Will of God is in all the complex situations that you find yourself in, and so it takes time and dialog in prayer with your Heavenly Father to sort it all out.  Be assured that there are councils on high that can and do work with you to point you in the direction that will bring about the greatest good for all in the situation you find yourself in.  Be therefore patient and make your decision in the subtle discovery of those influences of peace that present themselves to you.

Understand that not all decisions will appear to work in your favor in the short term, yet be willing to allow the providence of God to move in your life where it shall bring forth a greater benefit to your soul and to all those involved.  It is better to wait and pray than to make a decision in haste.

In those rare instances where you have stood in the shoes of both sides of an issue and you find no clear path, having applied all the experience and wisdom in your being, we suggest that you bring your case to the Father and ask that a High Council be assigned to deliberate on the issue at hand.  If you choose this method of judicial summary, you must then bring before the council the facts of the matter and present them in a non-biased way, skewing it not to your emotional desires or prejudices, but be willing to reveal every detail no matter how difficult it is to look at.  Start from the very beginning of the matter and walk through the entire history that led up to the impasse and include any relevant prehistory that may have influence on the case.  Represent both sides with integrity and honesty and then state your intention for the outcome of the decision.

Having stated your case, go in peace and wait for the opinion of the High Council to be made manifest in your life.  The answer may come in a form you are not expecting, and in some cases the situation may change where you see a clear path and where you can be decisive and act with peace and integrity.  Be ever mindful that these difficulties you face are put in your path as a way for you to overcome something that is preventing you from growing or as a way to demonstrate leadership and to show readiness in preparation for greater responsibilities.

Go in peace and have faith in the divine process.  The Father’s love is abundant and His justice is merciful and unerring.  Those who bring their cares to Him shall find the peace that surpasses all understanding.  Go now into your room and close the door—open the chambers of your heart and he shall abide therein.

Peace to you,

The Circle of Seven

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