Learn the Art of Objective Assessment
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
Today dear One, we would like to speak about the importance of maintaining a healthy mental demeanor and physical vitality as a way to protect and build your spiritual nature, which directly affects the way in which you contribute to your “soul account.” There are so many on this world who toil under great stress dealing with all the unforeseen events that arise and the complexity of daily living to keep ones “head above the water,” so to speak, that they can and do suffer greatly in the area of spiritual development. It is of great importance that you learn to step outside this “seriousness” of life and see things from a different perspective. Clarity can only come from objective assessment, and to be objective, you must be the observer and not the actor.
When the Master, Jesus, during his ministry on earth, was teaching and preaching with his apostolic crew, he made it mandatory that they take every Wednesday off and go into nature and relax, play, and be of good cheer. This was a way for them to relieve the stresses of life, to get exercise, and to find clarity in the complexities of their often difficult mission to enlighten a generation that was very fixed in their beliefs and religious practices. It took a great deal of objective assessment, not only for each one personally, but as a group, to make good decisions and plot a course of action for the days ahead. Without this recreational time each week, the burdens of life would have overtaken the apostles with stress, sickness, and spiritual diminution of power.
When you have the space to “breathe” and see things from a different perspective, it is easier to sort out what is important and what needs attention from what is trivial or egocentric. You have a saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff.” That is good advice, my friends, and to determine what is small and what needs attention requires a clear mind. The physiological benefits of being in nature and getting needed exercise helps keep the physical systems operating in balance, which affects your emotional centers. If the physical systems are out of balance, then so too are the emotional centers and your ability to think clearly. The Master knew this and this is why he integrated this recreational time into his ministry.
Contributions to your “soul account” shall happen more often when you learn the art of objective assessment. This is where you glean wisdom from life experience. If you are always reacting to life and to the situations you find yourself in, then you are learning little and life becomes a linear succession of doing rather than being. When you reflect on life, and on your own behaviors and actions, you can see more clearly where you need to improve, and this process is also helpful in understanding the root cause for the behavior and actions of others who are perhaps not seeing clearly because of their own inability to use objective assessment when dealing with others. “The Golden Rule” in application is derived from objective assessment—to see clearly how one’s own behavior and actions affect another—to insert yourself as the recipient of the proposed action of your decisions. Many of the problems on your world could be solved if everyone would take a day off and play in the park; get clarity of mind; and use objective assessment to plan for the course ahead.
Health in body = Clarity of mind = Growth in spirit. Seems simple does it not?
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven