Elyon: I greet you all today, I am Elyon
here to join in your spirited and thoughtful conversations. I observe that you witness in your environment a number of factors which have come into play. The phenomenon of hoarding of weapons or the phenomenon of gathering together in demonstration and opposition to policy as well as the phenomenon of alarm that is signaled when you observe the effects of actions on your very food chain. I will point out to you that each of these three examples has behind it the underlying component of fear which is the trigger element inherent in these situations which causes people to take action.
It is not as though these issues have not been present but peoples perception of them have been elevated and this causes the generation of concern which is then easily augmented into the fear driven mode of response. Few things on planet earth have the power to motivate people into action like the element of fear. Oftentimes this will reign supreme, this fear factor, over all other possibilities because it is so deeply ingrained in your survival instinct that it prompts reaction oftentimes without thought, action which springs directly from the reaction to the fear impulse. It is not as though any one of these issues is not a significant issue, a valid concern and worthy of great consideration but when the scale becomes tipped with the advent of the fear factor, oftentimes the issue becomes obscured and the relative factors within the issue are overshadowed by the dominant factor of fear which when present carries more weight with it than does honest concern or criticism or analysis.
It is always good as a mortal of the realm to be on the watch for when fear is in a position to override the wisdom which may be gained by the careful consideration of any issue; for how can you come to a real meaningful resolution when you are too clouded by fear to offer honest examination and analysis. This is where, as you have mentioned, strength may be drawn from observing these phenomenon as a true believer in the kingdom who possesses unshakable certainty of their security in the universe and is not threatened by apparent outside forces but knows that their citadel of the soul is indeed unassailable.
To those who enter into the equation with such a perspective, they may more accurately assess the pros and cons of any given circumstance or dilemma and come to a wise alternative if they are not allowing themselves to be controlled and dominated by the tendency to act in response to fear. As you witness, fear is a great motivator but it knows very little wisdom. It only really knows rash reaction in response to unknown problems in an attempt to override these problems with rash action. Oftentimes these are not solutions but rather the use of overwhelming force to subdue the problems temporarily, to vanquish the issues for the short period with great amounts of effort and force. But you are coming to learn that in this life, force and struggle are not usually part of the solution but rather constitute part of the problem.
As wise spiritual beings, you are learning that true growth and advancement is achieved without such struggle as it is with allowing the higher way to simply exist. For instance, you may attempt to legislate polluters to force them to act and be in certain ways and you may make it unlawful for certain actions to occur and levy stiff penalty or fines and make criminals out of wrongdoers in attempt to create a state where people are not polluting. But all these efforts at a heavy handed approach to the problem will be resisted for they are thrust upon individuals and you will see a resistance to any attempts to mandate and force.
While on the other hand, if all those involved in a given situation were to actually come to full realization that they are in fact polluting themselves, that it is a disservice to the self as well as to the others and that the greater perspective would bring them to the awareness and understanding that they are injuring themselves as they injure others then they would more naturally and of their own accord desire to cease injuring themselves. But until they come to this realization that the injury they do is not only to others, then they will see legislation as a forceful means against their rights.
So you see that in all of these issues there is growth that must occur from all the individuals in the schoolhouse in order to adopt some of these premises as universally applicable. Until then there may be the need for organizations who have the authority to watch over the actions of powerful individuals and groups who would act with no consideration to the health and welfare of all. It is a delicate time on your world where you are certainly not all on the same page of awareness and appreciation of universal values and so sometimes the stronger ones will take advantage of the weaker ones and it may be necessary for you to trust in some oversight to protect the less advanced while you all have time to grow to a collective larger awareness wherein no one would consider doing harm to another just as they would not consider doing harm to themselves, knowingly and with intention.
I would relinquish this podium and this opportunity for others to access. Thank you very much for the chance to join your conversation, farewell.
Monjoronson: Hello my friends, this is Monjoronson
here to pick up on the thread of your earlier discussion and to weave it further into the tapestry of our understanding. It was mentioned, your lesson on the effects of negative thoughts and actions and the effects of positive thoughts and actions. Each of you who has been so diligently applied to embracing these lessons over these many years have built certain platforms of understanding upon which you stand and enjoy your perspective which has you see things in a different light. As a result of your efforts and of your station in life, you may see and envision ways which could be or in your consideration, should be, part of your earthly paradigm.
It is, as you mentioned, your opportunity to foresee an ideal or a vision and bring this vision back into your realm as one who lights a match in a dark room and therefore begins this process of illuminating the dark. It does not mean that you bring into your environment flood lights and can instantly illuminate your entire environment around you leaving no shadows whatsoever, but rather you bring with you into your environment, a small light and if you are steadfast and ad fuel to this flame, over time your light grows brighter and brighter and illuminates more and more of your environment.
As such, many who see this fire will approach you and ask if they can sit around your flame and enjoy basking in the glow of your light. They will even offer to bring their own contributions to feed your flame and they will ad their fuel to your fire. After a while you will see that many have joined your effort to support this, at first small flame, which has over time become a bonfire which brings great comfort and enjoyment to all those who come seeking the warmth and the glow of such an effort.
So it is not necessarily up to you to be the sole contributor and to have built such a large fire but rather to be the one who brings the first spark, who causes the first flame, who nurtures this first flame in the darkness carefully and tenderly which allows the others to see your flame from a distance and desire to be near it and they will bring their contributions and throw it on the fire and all will benefit from what started as an initial small action, small act of love of declaring you're being a flame and that you will be the start of what could be a gigantic bonfire as it is embraced and taken up by others. This is an illustration of the principle you mentioned that bringing the peace, bringing the light, bringing the love is a gentle act which may become a grand act in time.
So be content wherever you are to fan the flame that you would bring into the equation and it need not be a fire that could be seen for miles. Be content if your fire simply illuminates a small space around you and brings you the assurance and the warmth that it is there to be nurtured and tended and grown.
Thank you for the opportunity to come into your midst, even in this day and bring some kindling under my arms that I am able to throw on your fire and am able to fan the flame of your spiritual truth and awareness and grow them in dimension with you. Without you arriving here creating the fire pit and lighting the flame, we would not all be here now enjoying the glow of the success of your efforts. I thank you for your efforts in being steadfast to gather around such a fire pit and inaugurate such a flame each week. You can count on my seeing your fire from afar and desiring to join you once again around the glow of your efforts. Thank you and be at peace, farewell.
Serena: [Cathy] In the situation where fear is expressed in outward aggressive acts, it is indeed more powerful to maintain a position of stability and openness while initiating dialog that will bring the individuals involved into a closer consensus of shared values. This will lead to increased discussion and illuminate the higher values and promote action on these higher values. In this activity each individual can promote the greater good by holding their fear in check by attempting to create an opening that will allow commonality with all perspectives. When fear is consciously controlled, greater understanding can grow in all parties. It is a great service that one can provide to bring a calming influence to those who are reacting in fear from their survival instincts. It is our hope that as groups come together, the feelings of helplessly being overwhelmed will diminish and real progress will be created.
Light: [Mark] Hello once again, I am Light,
privileged to once again be here to close this meeting with some more discussion about light. You have an expression on your world about going through the dark woods and coming out into the light. Your world right now is traveling through the dark woods described, the medieval forest where there is great uncertainty. You are not able to see any distance before you to know that you are reaching the edge of the forest and that you will soon be in the clearing where you are able to get your bearings.
Imagine the sensation of one who is traveling through the dark and oppressive woods and arrives at a vantage point where they can see down into the valley below and they see a circle of light, a small village with a fire and individuals circling the flames. They are immediately brought a sense of peace because they now have a reference and a bearing and they desire to make their way through the woods to the light in the clearing. Likewise, do travelers from all directions spot this flame in the middle of the darkness and seek it out and seek to have the comfort and security that such an expression of light brings to all the weary travelers who are making their way through the darkness.
It does not have to be an entire field lit aflame to draw these travelers but merely a small fire pit well tended will have the same effect on all those surrounding travelers without their own sources of light and they will gravitate to this light and come together around this beacon. And so it is with your individual efforts in this world, your role is to tend your own fire, to keep your own flame alive, to have these flames of truth, of goodness and beauty always burning ever tended by your faithful service to them.
In so doing you bring the advent of light into many a darkened forest and in so doing you are able to dispel this darkness in your immediate environment and others will see your abilities to do this and approach you to share in what it is that you have that they are so drawn to instinctively and it is then that you will share with them what it is that brings you this light, that causes you to fan these flames so dedicatedly. They may join you and help you feed your fire. This is your privilege and your opportunity for those who know of the value of fanning these flames such as yourselves.
Bring the light, bring the peace, bring the love and wherever you decide to stoke these fires it will be a signal to all that you have established this environment where you are safe and all who will visit you around your flame will feel this safety and security. Be about this task with joy and watch as many are drawn to your efforts. Let us go now and be in peace, farewell.