[overview] Jim: The question tonight deals with the concept of compassion, but maybe a more detailed concept of “radical compassion”. What would Q’uo think about “radical compassion”, or various other aspects of compassion; the value of achieving such, how to do so, and so forth.
I am Q’uo, and am with this instrument at this time, and we greet you in the love and in the light of our Infinite Creator. It is a pleasure and an honor to be able to join you this evening, my friends. We have looked forward to this time for some of your time, and are eager to begin. As always, we ask you a small favor, to take those words and concepts which we offer you as our service that have meaning, and use them as you will, leave behind any that do not have meaning for you. We are not ultimate authorities—we are your brothers and sisters who wish to help each of you perfect your channeling process in the way that is the most helpful to you.
This evening you have given us a topic that is, indeed, very close to our hearts, for within the heart of each entity resides some form and some quantity of that which you call compassion—the feeling of empathy and sympathy and love for another being. This feeling moves each seeker of truth to take some kind of action that will allow the expression of the compassion, the love, the concern, the sympathy that is felt within the heart, within the mind, and within the soul of any seeker of truth that is consciously seeking that which you call love, forgiveness, unity, reconciliation, and so forth. As you were speaking before this session began, it was mentioned that there are numerous forms and kinds of compassion that might resonate for different people at different times. This evening, we will focus upon that which you call “radical compassion.” For the most part, however, we would also wish to contrast this radical compassion with other types of compassion that are also effective in healing wounds, in binding relationships, and inspiring higher activity, shall we say.
At this time, we shall transfer this contact to the one known as Austin. We are Q’uo.
I am Q’uo, and I am with this instrument. The word “radical” carries much connotation within your society, but we ask you to consider those known to you as prevalent in your society who have been at the forefront of great periods of change, of transformation, of elevation and transcendence within your society. Those who have been known as radicals who have faced the great pressure of social norms which they knew in their heart to be a distortion of the love of the Creator, and saw at the time, as it were, for that distortion’s existence was coming to an end.
This urge within them to act was fueled by what you have called compassion, that which may also be seen to be empathy, to be caring, to be service; but as you look at these examples of radical compassion, we ask you to consider a significant portion of their work which was done within the heart of themselves, as opposed to that which you may witness being done on the outside. It is no simple thing, my friends, to stand up to the very culture which has impressed upon you values, ideas, teachings, and norms, and to say to that culture, “For me, this isn’t so.” To say, “There is another way, and I can share that. And you, who have shown me the way of being to this point, cannot stop my new way of being.”
The work done in one’s own mind is significant in evaluating that which we consider to be true, to be normal, to be a given, as it were; and before we may become radicals who spread change and transformation through society, one must become a radical within one’s own mind. We must challenge ourselves. We must question our own notions of compassion, and test them against imagination—imagination that may conceive of a world in which truth and beauty shine clearer.
At this time, we shall take leave of this instrument and transfer the contact to the one known as Julie. We are Q’uo.
I am Q’uo, and I am with this instrument. We are continuing a discussion on radical compassion, as this instrument shows us her dedication and passion to be an instrument to allow us to come through in a flowing manner. Compassion is a passionate way to be in the flow, and is no different from the flow of us coming through in this channel. You are all rising up on this fourth-density planet and becoming passionate with each other, coming closer and realizing that you are all one and the same. And so, this is a radical idea to be compassionate with others is no different from being compassionate to yourself. When you have love rise up for another, and help them in a spontaneous way, it is the same as loving yourself and allowing that love to rise up for yourself.
It is the way your planet is growing into a flow of love and kindness to one another. It is how creatively you will flow together in the inner workings of your relationships. This is how blockages become opened, for it is in service to others that you shall become opened and flowing with love, open-hearted love for each other, and for yourself. It is in giving that you shall ultimately receive. It is all interconnected. Your compassion is found inside, and easily accessible. If you allow yourself to experience another’s perspective as your own, compassion can rise up. It is as simple as that. In your daily experience we ask that you make note of the times when you feel compassion for others and for yourself.
As you make note of these instances, you will become more aware of how often it happens in what you call a day, or in a moment, in a fragment of time. It is within that awareness that you can have a practice of bringing compassion into your daily life all day long, in any given moment. This is a very important topic because it is at the very essence of life, and might we say that you make note of your compassion to the planet earth, for she needs compassion and love at this time.
We complete this channel with this instrument and pass to the one known as Trish. I am Q’uo.
I am Q’uo, and I am now with this instrument. Forgiveness for this instrument, for this instrument is feeling some trepidation. However, this topic of radical compassion is one of utmost importance at this time. The existence on this planet within this realm of time is exceptionally difficult, exceptionally cold, and exceptionally disconnected. Entities are separating themselves from one another along lines that serve no purpose, so we of Q’uo ask that we remember that this radical compassion be enacted at this time most especially. For radical compassion, though it serves others, is a positive feedback loop, in that when you give yourself, or one gives oneself freely to love and serve another, regardless of any number of dimensions of separation, oneself still serves oneself, for we are all of one.
It has been said that we are experiencing a great change at this moment in time. Disconnection may feel exceptionally severe or palpable. Confrontation, and hatred, and misconception seem to brew very heavily. That is why the focus on this idea, if you will, of compassion beyond bounds, and beyond expectation is enormously important. We of Q’uo know that now is a perfect experiment of compassion that you, on this planet, call radical. This environment is a perfect petri dish. All of these components coming together in what may seem a controlled, isolated and insular environment, however, within this petri dish of what may at times feel negative or counter-productive, we of Q’uo know exists not just the potential, but the actualization of positive growth, that which we have known, and that which you have deemed to be compassion and acceptance and love.
While all of this is but an illusion to know one another, there is a great need for this compassion at this time. It is through this compassion that entities may learn the interconnectedness between entity and entity, and that they may see that all is one, all affects one, and so we ask that in this experience, however individual entities may see it as being, that you practice this experience, this knowing, this truth, of radical selflessness, of radical caring, of all-encompassing love, not just of oneself, but of other selves and of environment, for this will be the purest form of spiritual growth, and purest form of interaction with catalyst. In keeping with this thought of compassion, we ask that you exercise forgiveness to this instrument, for she feels she has gone in countless directions, but this instrument is very thankful, and we will take this opportunity to gratefully leave this instrument and to move on to that known as Gary. We are those of Q’uo.
We are those known to you as Q’uo, and we greet you again with gratitude to each who has given voice to various facets of our message on this interesting topic of radical compassion. It is easy to say that there is only one self, but, in practice, difficult to experience. What is it that begins the linking between this understanding and this actuality but the great bridge between individualized portions of creation which your peoples have, among other words, called compassion?
As we have spoken through other instruments, compassion is the means by which one steps into the figurative shoes of the other, shall we say. What is it once in those shoes that one sees, but a life, a Creator, a self, much like [one’s own] self, different in emphasis, different in surface, same in consciousness and awareness and origin and destination, but perhaps with different clothing on, and different shoes, but walking, or stumbling, or crawling and falling, just as the self perceives the self to do.
But what makes it radical, the instrument asks us. Perhaps we would say that there are no words which can adequately speak to that consciousness—which, as described previously, your world does not quite teach you, but which is available to the seeking entity—which finds a universality, an allness, a wholeness to experience, which attempts to see through, or beyond, or within the many surface differences which your peoples use to create categories of difference and separation.
We are those of Q’uo, and we attempt to deepen this instrument’s reception. To continue, we encourage each who reads our words to, as always, seek the heart of self in meditation, for within that inner sanctum, compassion is an integral or inherent portion of the beingness underneath or behind the personality shell. There, like a spring of water, compassion may be accessed and tapped, and through persistence and the discipline of will and faith, the self may find ways to allow that spring out into the world, may allow that spring to hydrate and nourish and water those myriad areas of the self which had been dammed up and denied access to this eternal spring which rests within; to remove those blockages caused by judgment and negative self-valuation; to allow mercy to spread through the self as that spring of compassion restores that which has been rejected, redeems that which has been judged, so that a wrongness is transformed into an eternal rightness—the rightness of existence, the rightness of self, and rightness of other selves. The self is free not to resist the flow of life, but to radically, we might say, accept that which presents itself in the moment, radically, by the standards of your third-density population, but normal, we might say, in our higher densities of experience. All adjectives and adverbs are relative, of course, but we commend you to your work, for this is the work of the choice, and you, my friends, are well upon your ways, and we honor this instrument’s request to move along. We thank you, and we transfer this contact to the one known as Jim. Adonai
I am Q’uo and am once again with this instrument. My friends, we are most pleased with your efforts this evening. You have not disappointed us at all. We are most happy to have been part of your expansion of abilities in channeling the Confederation philosophy that we have offered you as the means by which you may perfect your channeling efforts. This has been for us, as always, an experience in utilizing different instruments in slightly different fashions, for each of you have an individual way of perceiving that which we offer you as concepts and words, and this is something that we are familiar with through our previous experiences and are always fascinated to discover that each seeker has a unique manner in which our concepts may be perceived and offered as channeled words.
At this moment, we have the desire to ask if there may be any queries to which we may respond?
[new speaker] Gary
Q’uo, in the higher densities we understand that you denizens of those regions are not attached to outcomes, and success and failure are both seen as opportunities; or should I say that when you do not achieve a desired outcome, even that is seen as an opportunity. Nevertheless, when you do succeed at a desired aim, is there a sense of triumph or joy, or greater joy than you might feel if you did not achieve that desired outcome?
[new speaker] Q’uo
I am Q’uo and am aware of your query, my brother. It is an interesting query in that it allows us to express a concept of willingness to accept that which is, even though we may have offered our efforts to, in some way, alter that which is, in the hope that by so altering that which is, we may increase another entity’s appreciation, joy, satisfaction, etc. Always we seek to do the Father’s will, for this is the path to unity. In most instances, when we give over our will to the greater will, we feel we have done that which is most helpful to all concerned.
However, there are times when we look upon an entity who calls for our service and wishes the service to be offered in a particular way, and when we have offered that service as it has been desired, and the outcome is not what the entity itself desired, then we look upon our participation in that outcome as double-sided, shall we say. It may be the will of the Father that the outcome be as it was in order that a lesson which we do not see be realized, but we look at the entity who called us for a certain offering from us, and though we offered it as requested, the entity has not been able to benefit as it had hoped. In this regard, we see our participation as that which was the best and highest which we had to give, and satisfy ourselves in knowing that it is not always possible to predict what will be the outcome of any particular offering of service, thus it is well to offer without expectation of return. However, there is still that part of us that would attempt to predict or see a certain outcome result from our offering, for we do wish to be of service, and in most cases, we feel that our services are, indeed, appreciated, for their intention, if not their outcome.
Is there a further query, my brother?
[new speaker] Gary
Thank you. No, not at this moment.
[new speaker] Q’uo
Is there a further query from any entity within our circle this evening?
I am Q’uo, and as we perceive there is a golden silence settling over the circle, we shall respond to that silence with the joy of knowing that each here has been satisfied by that which has transpired, for we feel your satisfaction, your joy, and your desire to serve as purely as possible at all times. At this time, we shall take our leave of this instrument and this circle. We leave you as always, in the love and in the light of the One Infinite Creator. Go forth in peace and joy. We are those of Q’uo. Adonai, vasu borragus.