Change: The Undiscovered Country
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
To live is to change. Everything about life is a process of change and transformation, for if you are standing still or resistant to change, you are not really living life according to your life plan. Just think about these words: “life plan.” It is a living blueprint; a series of goals and destinations; a dynamic strategy for soul progress and completion; and it is a guided outline for you to follow as you uniquely gather your eternal treasure—those survival value experiences that go with you into eternity. Change, my friend, is a good thing and you are wise to embrace it.
There are two ways to experience change: with fear and dread closing down every opportunity; or with curiosity, trust, and hope—with an inner knowing that you will grow and benefit from the “shift” in direction. Imagine living on a river and spending a great deal of time learning how to build a canoe. You’ve learned from the greatest canoe builders and teachers; selected the best building materials, and now as you near the completion of the task, you bring your canoe to the edge of the water. The weather is near perfect for a journey, yet you have never been down the river and you do not know what is around the bend or in the lands beyond your home. You have a decision to make: to go boldly into the river and explore the world beyond, or do you stay where you are and polish your canoe again as you have a hundred times before?
Yes, you have heard stories of others who have traveled down the river—some have nearly drowned in the rapids and others have made it through to discover the placid lakes and sandy beaches. Many twists and turns there are and many beautiful vistas for you to behold, yet until you actually move into the water, you will never know. Are you not curious of what the river of life holds for you? Eternal life, and godlike perfection is ahead, but to get there, you must be willing to change and grow, wonder, and explore all there is in the Father’s house. It is the Creator’s Will that you venture out and explore the lands beyond and take the path less traveled—be the first to discover the hidden valleys and experience the bounty of an undiscovered country.
You, my friend, are the explorer, the sensor, and risk taker. You are the hands, feet, eyes, mouth, and heart of the Creator in the realms of time—you are the vessel and the navigator for the Indwelling Spirit of the Creator who rides with you. He goes where you go; He sees what you see; He feels what you feel; and He harvests the experience of life that you choose to have and keeps it safe for you like a priceless treasure—safe within your soul. Go therefore boldly into the water and trust that your Heavenly Father will see you through the journey. Will you go with fear and dread, or with wonder, trust, and faith? The Universes were created for your journey home and I can assure you that the path is one of sublime beauty and astonishment. Love is the current that moves your canoe down the river and when you stay in the flow of love, only Truth, Beauty, and Goodness shall grace your voyage.
What are you waiting for? Take your shoes off, step into the brisk water, pull the canoe from the shore and get in—you are in for the ride of your life!
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven