Are you Still Picking up Seashells?
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
The message we have for you today is about exploring the unknown. There are far too many souls that are splashing around in the shallow waters of life where it is safe and warm—never knowing what it is like to be completely submerged in the cool deep water where danger, mystery, and treasure lay buried. Whole lifetimes are spent picking up seashells, which are only the dead and washed up skeletons of creatures whose time has passed. They become like the empty shells they seek strewn about the surface of the sand because they themselves remain on the surface of life and never seek to have a deep thought about where they are going after they leave their own skeletons behind. You, my dear friends, were created for adventure—to seek and explore the unknown—to open doors; to create things of beauty; to scale mountains; to discover the deepest part of who you are—to challenge yourself to overcome the self-imposed limitations that were conditioned into you by a world that hands you a shovel and bucket.
This life you have on earth is but a single heartbeat in the adventure that awaits you in eternity. You are the eyes, the ears, the hands and feet of the Creator in your universe—you are the explorers and the experiencers that move through time and become a part of the whole equation of universe reality—you are a part of the answer that completes the Creator’s question: “Who Am I?” As a co-creator and partner with God, you decide what experiences you will have as you live and so the quality of those experiences affects the outcome in the whole equation of universe completion.
The Creator desires to have “all-experience” and therefore does He require diversity of experience. If the whole world is picking up seashells every day, how diversified is that experience for the Creator? Can a universe move into completion (Light and Life) when one planet in a system refuses to change—to stay cemented to old ideas that instill fear of the unknown? It only takes one person to move into the deeper water and find a living shell that is beautiful, animated, and interesting, and to hold it up to the crowd and say, “Look what I found!” Then will they all gather around and marvel at it and begin to move out into the deep water to find their own beautiful living shell, and then they will go even deeper. This is how a planet can move from the darkness of fear and ignorance to light and life—someone has to be courageous and peer into the darkness to shine a light onto the path.
There is a saying on your world, “As above, so below.” Just as the quality of your childhood experiences shape who you are as an adult, so too does the quality of your entire life in this world shape the disposition of your afterlife. This is not to say that the limitations of opportunity imposed on you in this life limit what you may become in eternity, no—you will be given every opportunity to explore those adventures you need to feel whole and complete, but if you are curious by nature, and not afraid to look into the unknown, those personality qualities will serve you well and will afford you the greatest of adventures and the grandest of experiences. This is what the Creator wants for you—to see beyond the horizon of your current view and to have as many of those “ah-ha” moments and astonishing surprises as you will allow. The universes were created to provide you those contrasting experiences and to fulfill your desires to know.
“I wonder what it is like to experience _______.” Fill in the blank, my friends, and it shall be so.
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven