Exemplification of Self
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
The message for today is about the exemplification of self. What do I mean by this? The exemplification of self is a state of mind where you are consciously aware of your thoughts and actions around others and how you affect their spiritual wellness by being a living example of God-likeness to all who come in contact with you. This process of mindfulness of thought is something that should be practiced regularly and should also include sharpening your listening skills so that you may be able to pickup on the subtle needs and desires of those who want your help, but are not likely to ask for it. By including spirit in on the discernment of these needs, you develop a feed back system to analyze and devise a plan to be most effective in serving the spiritual needs of the intended individual.
By keeping your own ego in check, you focus in on the individual in need and consider the whole person, their background, their social and educational status, their personal relationships with others—including yourself, their childhood if known, and the current circumstance or situation that is challenging them in the present moment. Having done this preliminary examination, ask your guides how to best approach and serve this person.
It may be that you only need to ask how they are and then be a good listener. You may just make subtle suggestions or ask thought provoking questions. Sometimes recounting a related experience in your own life and how you handled it may be helpful, or it could be just a simple smile in passing making known that you are someone who is kind and loving. It is this constant monitoring of your own thoughts about how you may serve others that is key to being a living example.
You students on the path are the salt of the earth and you must go the extra mile. Being thus awakened spiritually, more is expected of you, and so, in obedience to the Will of the Creator, you are given these special tools to be used to serve others. When you are open to receive insights and answers on how to serve, you become a channel for the creative force to flow through you. Use this creative force to become a living example so that others will benefit by the light of your spirit. When you rise each morning ask, Who may I serve today Father? Then watch for the signposts or the opportunity to help someone in need. This is the way of the workers of light.
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven