Look Boldly Into the Mirror
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
The message for today is about honesty and being honest with yourself, for to have any kind of relationship that is growing, whether it be human or spiritual, requires you to look within and see what is “real” and what is not. From the spirit world perspective, nothing is hidden—who you are and what you are “is.” There can be no deception. Humans, on the other hand, wear many masks and hide behind many fears, and so honesty with the self becomes buried beneath layers of self-importance and fears of being “found out” for who they really are. These cloaking devices, made up in the human mind, delay the progress of the individual, and so the only way to move forward (grow the soul) is to stop pretending and become real with the self, and ask yourself some probing and revealing questions in complete honesty about who you are and how you “hold” yourself in the world.
A good place to start is to ask, “What am I afraid of?” “If my greatest fears were to be realized, what is the worst thing that can happen to me?” First and foremost, let me say that in the bigger picture of things, life is eternal, if you so choose to live that life as a child of the Creator Father, and nothing can prevent an honest and sincere soul from achieving eternal life. In light of this, there is nothing really to fear in life. Life in the universe is a school where you learn how to love. Love itself is True, Beautiful, and Good, and so any fear or deception runs contrary to the purity of love, which is the Father’s Will.
Another question to ask is, “Am I self-important?” This means, “Do I create deception to mask my fears and manipulate and control others as a means of upholding the deception?” Are your actions centered on serving the self for personal gain using deception as control device, or are you learning to love by serving the needs of others and finding joy in seeing others succeed as they discover themselves? Are you actively trying to prevent others from growing because of your own fears? When you become an obstacle to the growth of others, you create a “dam in the river,” so to speak, by stopping the flow of love, yet as the pressure builds from this obstacle, it will, sooner or later, explode and cause much destruction for you and others in its path, yet will things, once again, flow as they should according to the Father’s Will. Where you find yourself after the dam breaks, will be a mirror where you will have to look at yourself and decide if the way you hold yourself in the world is beneficial to your and others. You will, once again, be faced with these same questions about self-honesty.
The continued delay of looking away from fears and the delusion of self-importance will prevent you from growing as a person and prevent the evolving soul from gathering the gems of life experience, which are those moments where you discover another aspect of love which was hidden beneath the imagined fears of being true to yourself. Look boldly into the mirror, my friends.
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven