(Jim channeling)

I am Laitos, and am with this instrument. We greet you all in love and in light. We are most gratified to be able to join you this evening, for it has been a little while, in your measure of time, since we have been with you. It is our pleasure to be here to aid those who wish to become instruments for the One Creator in one facet or another, for we all are parts and portions of the One Creator, intermingling, exchanging our thoughts, our love, our dreams, and our gratitude with each other.

The topic this evening is one which is close to our hearts, for the gratitude that we feel in being here is significant. It offers us an opportunity to be of service to you, to the Creator, and to any who will hear your words in the future, as you serve as instruments for the One Creator. We feel this feeling that you call gratitude as a steady state in our being, and in our home vibration, for within the fourth density of love and understanding, there is so much praise and thanksgiving and feeling of gratitude for being able to experience the unity of the creation, the love that animates it, and the light which is the creation, that our hearts overflow, and cause us great joy, for it is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to move further along the trail of seeking, and to discover more of the treasures of the One Creator hidden all about the creation.

At this time, we shall transfer this contact to the one known as Austin. We are Laitos.

(Austin channeling)

We are Laitos, and we are with this instrument. In our home density of fourth density, a steady state of gratitude comes with ease, because within this density we are free from the veiling that is so characteristic of your current experience. My friends, you do not need us to tell you that in your current experience such gratitude does not always come with such ease, and is not always in such a constant and steady state. But we ask you, what power do you feel within gratitude, because of the brief glimmers you receive, as opposed to the constant and steady state of gratitude?

This is one of the primary purposes of the veiling that you experience, for when a spark of the Creator, such as yourselves, can find their way through the darkness, glimpse a brief glimmer of light, and follow that light with faith, it is a powerful thing. And we ask you to consider the variety of the Creator’s light as it manifests within your experience. Gratitude is simply one experience and one name for the variety of experiences you have that come close to a true recognition of the Creator.

We believe that you are aware of the benefit of concentration upon this gratitude, recalling throughout the day those things within your experience for which you feel gratitude, and this is certainly a highly recommended method for welcoming the Creator’s love into your life. But, we might suggest, in addition to this consistent exercise, another approach to gratitude, and that would be to take the concept of gratitude into meditation and contemplation, and attempt to fit it within those experiences in your life for which you may not normally feel gratitude. Discover those struggles throughout the day, throughout the weeks, and the months, and the years, and those things that define the disharmony you perceive within your life.

Why, we ask, would one be grateful for such things? That, my friends, is a fruitful question to take into your contemplations. Consider those blessing in your life that may not seem as blessings on the surface, but taken into a grander context and explored in a deeper sense, you may find that there is nothing in your life experience for which you cannot manifest gratitude.

We leave this instrument with gratitude, and now transfer the contact to the one known as Julie. We are Laitos.

(Julie channeling)

I am Laitos, and we are with this instrument. Our discussion this evening is on gratitude, and we are truly thankful to speak through this instrument. There is much to be thankful for, and we would like to discuss our gratitude for you and your commitment as a group to be instruments of peace. Truly we thank you, for in your world you are at the finest university in your galaxy. You are lights in your bodies, and each day you have experiences in each given moment, and it is the highest state of learning in your physical forms.

There are many of us who observe you as you learn and grow together as co-creators, and it is a blessing to us, because we learn too. In your world there is balance with the darkness and the light, the up and the down. Some moments are good, where you feel happy and alive, and other moments you may not feel so good, and remember, this is the balance in your world. We must have it and we must be in gratitude for it.

Remember this as you go through your day, and we might suggest that when you feel that you are struggling within, and you search for something to lift you up to a better mood, to a happier day, allow yourself to be present. Look around you, take a break from your work and experience all of the amazing things that happen around you when you may not have been paying any attention at all. The sun is out;you are the sun children, you know. There is much going on in your world and you may not be aware. When you allow yourself to be present, and look at your physical form, and look all around you, you cannot help but be in gratitude, for this experience is the ultimate experience—the present moment.

You will see that this will help you raise your energy, raise your feelings of love, open your heart and be thankful, and thankful for your sun that gives you life. We thank this instrument with all our hearts, for her dedication. We pass this contact to the one known as Trish. We are Laitos.

(Trish channeling)

We are those of Laitos, and we are now with this instrument. Gratitude is a very tough lesson to be learned on this planet. Not that the learning itself is hard, just in the sense that there is resistance on the part of this human race to be ever grateful to see the beauty in all, to see every circumstance as an opportunity, an opportunity to grow and learn and love and accept. It’s a very important lesson to learn, however.

As it has been said, these times can feel very difficult. These human entities can find reasons to despair, fear, hate, more easily than ever. It’s by practicing acts of gratitude, moments of silence, of being thankful for what is around you, for what you receive and making the best of it. All of this is so important. It’s a necessary step towards the graduation, to the moving onward and upward to raising your own vibration.

This instrument apologizes, for she feels that gratitude is a blockage of her own, and with that, she feels that she cannot act as a clear, concise channel or lens for this message at this time. But, we of Laitos, and this instrument, are all grateful for this moment, for this opportunity to practice and to share the space with loved ones.

We will now leave this instrument, depart and move on to the instrument known as Gary. We are those of Laitos.

(Gary channeling)

We are those known to you as Laitos, and in keeping with this thread, we express through this instrument our own gratitude for the voice each of you gives those concepts which we offer on this topic of gratitude. And we thank the instrument before this one, known as Trish, for however far she may consciously at times feel from gratitude, we feel within her beingness a great deal of gratitude for her life circumstances and for her opportunities for service.

Gratitude could be said to be a measure, if you wish to use this term, of degrees of awakening within the illusion which you now experience. The gratitude is rather … the gratitude may be practicedm and we certainly commend your attention to this discipline, but it also arises on its own, automatically, you could say, as the being expands its point of view and comes into greater contact with the truth of unity. It is a very natural, inherent response when that self which has been astray, alone, battered and bruised, discovers increasingly the support, the threads of connection it has with all things, the ways in which the Creator intersects with its various energy centers, and those quarters of life that had formerly had conceptual walls around them, separating them into compartments.

As contact is increased with the light and the truth, the entity naturally responds with gratitude. Perhaps that takes the form of a gesture, perhaps it is visible in the eyes, the face, perhaps it appears within the thoughts. It is deeper than these manifestations, however, in that it is a state of being, you may say, and the more time that one spends in this state of being, the more vital one is, because in gratitude walls come down, barriers are made permeable, and the self opens itself to the universe, increment by increment, so that it is not only the individual unit known as the self that feels this gratitude, but the universe itself which feels this gratitude. It is not a lonely feeling, it is a feeling between two partners, you could conceive of it. It rings back and forth between the One and the many, the Creator and creation, and in it is a mutuality of love and a gestalt, is the word this instrument is doubtful of, that has its most concise expression in your language in the simple words, “Thank you.”

To look at a moment, or a difficulty, or especially one of your other selves, and say, “Thank you.”

Take these words into your meditation, let your mind sit and contemplate that energy expressed in those words, and you will find that the thread of gratitude goes deeper than your current conscious awareness knows, and as you follow that thread deeper, you may, to your surprise, find transformation awaiting you.

This instrument asks us that we move on, with gratitude for those in this circle. We are those known to you as Laitos.

(Jim channeling)

We are Laitos, and we are with this instrument once again. We are most pleased, and indeed full of gratitude at the experience of working with each of you this evening. We feel that you have made progress yet again, and have moved another step forward on the path of becoming instruments for the One Creator. We would ask at this time, if any has a question for us concerning the channeling experience this evening.

Laitos, what part does the aiming and setting of the focus, from moment to moment, of the instrument, play in receiving and transmitting your words?

I am Laitos, and we feel that your query is a salient one, for each who serves as an instrument, must, in some fashion, be able to find that focus in the moment, and continue that focus in a one-pointed fashion, so that our concepts might find a clear entry into your mind. If there is any other concept cluttering that focus, then there is difficulty in perceiving our contact, and we are aware of how the focus may vary with each instrument.

It is the goal to have the clear focus at all times. However, this is rare, for the conscious mind of each entity, in this circle and within this illusion, has had a great deal of stimulation as a normal state of being, and is almost requiring such, for many times the beginning meditator will discover that there is something eerie or unusual about the silence within. As progress is made in the meditations, and finding this focus, and experiencing the silence, then there is a comfort level that is achieved, that allows one seeking to serve as an instrument to, shall we say, rest back within the self, to allow any distracting thought to fall away of its own accord in order that clarity may be achieved in perceiving and transmitting our contact.

Is there a further query, my brother?

Presuming that I’m receiving your concepts when serving as an instrument, I find that it’s not a single train of thought, you could say, from one concept to the next, but rather there are multiple threads I could pursue, depending on where I place my focus. If I select one of, say, three sensed threads, then the communication proceeds down the one I have selected. Can you comment on that interior process of the instrument?

I am Laitos, and am aware of your query, my brother. Each instrument, as it is exercising its ability to perceive our contact, has some kind of a response to that perceived “train of thought”, as you have called it. In many instances, we are able to include the response as part of our transmission, for we wish to include a certain percentage of the instrument’s own experiences and ways of speaking in our transmissions, in order to give validity and respect to each instrument’s spiritual journey, for each has learned much, and can add to our transmission that which is of a personal nature. Thus, for many of your years, the Confederation of Planets in the Service of the One Infinite Creator has attempted to achieve a balance of roughly two-thirds our content, and one-third, roughly, of the instrument’s experiences in our transmissions to your groups. Thus, the trains of thought that you are aware of within your mind as we speak to you are potential avenues for us to travel, and we are appreciative of the opportunity that you offer us in this regard.

Is there a further query, my brother?

I’ll have to think on that. Thank you, Laitos.

Yes, I have a question, Laitos. I have a growing passion to be a very clear channel. As I have been having the experience over and over again through practice, I was just wondering if you had any advice on how we can prepare ourselves in the utmost way, to be a very, very clear channel. And I just want to thank you for channeling through me. I am honored, and I thank you.

We are Laitos, and are aware of your query, my sister. We assume that your definition of a “clear channel” is one which would include more of our content, and less of yours, which is a feature of conscious channeling for those entities who have a great deal of experience in this type of service. It is a means by which more precise information may be transmitted, but in the beginning stages of learning this part, we recommend the instrument’s willingness to accept a certain, shall we say, personal portion of the contact, or information transmitted through it, for this is a means by which most instruments find it more comfortable to expand upon their ability to allow information from outside the self to enter within the mind complex and be reproduced as what you call “channeling.”

As you progress upon this path of service, the clarity of your channel will be reflected by the degree of desire that you share, or manifest, in your daily round of activities, so that each service that you offer can be made as an honestation, shall we say, to the One Creator. Thus, you serve as a channel in everything that you do, every thought that you think, and every word that you speak. In other words, you are most mindful of each moment of your experience. Then, when you are, as you are now, seeking to serve as an instrument to channel or transmit concepts from outside the self, then you are reflecting what you have experienced and produced during the day as a result of your increased intention to be a clear channel at all times.

Is there a further query, my sister?

No, that really helps though. Thank you so much, Laitos.

We thank you, my sister. Is there a final query at this time?

None from me, Laitos. Thank you.

We are Laitos. As we appear to have exhausted the queries, we shall take our leave of this instrument and this group, thanking each once again, with the greatest of gratitude for your participation in this evening, and its practice of channeling.

We are known to you as those of Laitos. We leave you in love and in light and in gratitude. Adonai, vasu borragus.