Thank you Christ and John!
Establishing a relationship with your own deep presence
Life as way-showers and Light-holders is difficult because it seems that so few members of humanity are interested in the spiritual path that all, without exception, are following. Consequently, you often feel very alone. Nevertheless, every human is a spiritual being having a bodily experience, and that body, while essential for the journey, is very distracting because it appears to have so many needs that require instant attention. If you do not take time out daily — alone with yourself, in contemplation, meditation, or prayer — you cannot find any peace, and your life easily becomes a constant and seemingly never-ending rush to accomplish repetitive tasks that offer very little satisfaction. It becomes very grueling and wears you down. Joy and fun depart, to be replaced by reams of unrewarding chores that you are convinced you must complete.
Without some form of spiritual practice it is extremely difficult to cope with the strains and stresses that a human life seems to impose upon you. Because of your state of separation from one another, each of you has a very different perception of life’s meaning, and consequently you often observe others coping far better with its problems than you. But that is just your own personal perception, because in fact everyone experiences that same weird sense that others are coping better, are less stressed, and are getting more satisfaction from life than they are.
However, those who establish a spiritual practice – not necessarily a religious one – by taking time out quietly and alone each day do find themselves far less stressed than those who do not. Everyone needs to do this, and more of you are realizing this, taking the time, making the effort, and experiencing the reduced stress and increased peace that this provides. And having and maintaining a spiritual practice is part of the life path that every human has chosen to live. However, many do not become aware of that and remain totally captivated by the illusion and all its distractions, whether alluring or fearful, and they fail to establish this stabilizing and essential practice.
Way-showers and Light-holders, by their emotional stability and by their less judgmental way of relating to others, provide a demonstration of the value and benefits of maintaining a spiritual practice, which is really nothing more than establishing a relationship with your own deep presence. Mostly people are ruled by their egos and their emotions which rush about on the surface of their consciousness, disturbing the peace beneath. But when they find awareness of that deep inner presence rising into their consciousness, questions start to form in their minds about the sanity of the lives they have been living.
However, initially that seems only to create further stress and anxiety because it suggests that how they have been living has been without meaning or value. It is at these times in their lives that they start looking for someone with whom they can discuss these worrying realizations, and that is when the way-showers and Light-holders can be so helpful. Not by offering solutions or advice, but by listening very attentively as these anguished souls express their concerns, and in so doing, find that they already have the answers. They often have to do a lot of talking in order to uncover their hidden depths, and this demands great patience and restraint from their listeners.
As listeners you have a very holy vocation which can be quite demanding for you, because you too are living with the stresses and anxieties of the illusion pressing down on you in your daily lives, and so you too need to find and maintain your own balance, your own place of inner peace. Ask for help! Your guides and angels are always there with an intense willingness and desire to help you find peace, and they fully understand and respect the wonderful work you are doing by being compassionate and willing listeners.
Today, and every day, cherish those quiet times or moments, because they bring you the spiritual stability and strength to follow your paths and effectively assist all those who are seeking an inner meaning, a higher truth by which to live and relate to others and to the planet. You are doing great work even though you hardly ever get any real sense of it. This is because the vast proportion of it is done on inner or spiritual levels. When you feel at peace, satisfied that you are doing a reasonable job, that means that you are feeling the presence of those in the spiritual realms who are with you constantly to help you on your way.
When you do not feel that sense of peace and satisfaction --a deep faith that all is divinely taken care of and proceeding just as it should-- it is a sign that you need to reconnect with that quiet space within because you have spent too long away from it. Allow yourselves the time and the space that you need to rejuvenate yourselves spiritually even when it means that you have to refuse to be available to others for a while. You owe it to yourselves and to them, because it empowers and fortifies your effectiveness in the tasks that you chose to undertake by incarnating at this point in humanity’s spiritual evolution: a period of immeasurable significance in the ongoing divine plan for creation.
You are all working very hard and effectively and are greatly honored for what you do. Do not think for a moment that what you are doing goes unseen or unrecognized, because, in truth, you are piling up an enormous quantity of honors and rewards with which you will be enthusiastically showered when you awaken. All is indeed very well, because you are carrying out your duties superbly– duties that you engaged in willingly and keenly.
Your loving brother, Jesus.
by John Smallman