[overview] Group question: Q’uo, this evening, our question has to do with being overwhelmed on our spiritual path with so much catalyst to use, it’s hard to tell which way to go and what to do. Could you give us some clues as to how to process catalyst that seems to be really too much to handle?
I am Q’uo and am with this instrument. We are most pleased to once again be a part of your journey of seeking, which you know of as the truth, for the truth, in its entirety, will set you free. Each of you on your spiritual journey reflects the great desire to know more of this truth, and as we speak to you this evening in an attempt to reveal more of this truth to you, we would ask you, as always, that you take what we say with what you call a “grain of salt,” that you may use the words and the thoughts that we share with you in whatever manner has meaning to you on your spiritual journey. If anything we say to you does not ring of truth, please disregard it without a second thought, for we are not authorities that are infallible. We are, much as are you, having traveled a few more steps perhaps along the same path that you tread. If you will do us this favor you make our effort to share truth much easier, for we do not wish to become any kind of a deterrent or crooked place in the road on your journey.
This evening you ask a very poignant question, for at some time or another, every seeker of truth will discover that there is so much available in the way of opportunities to learn, catalyst to process, relationships to balance, and the inner sense of the beingness, feeling that wholeness that is capable of working with what seems to be an overwhelming amount and quality of catalyst, as you call it. This is, of course, a type of experience which, at some point, each seeker will discover on the spiritual path, and perhaps more than one time, for many people have preincarnatively chosen to attempt to learn as much as is possible within the incarnative state. Learning as much as possible translates into sometimes feeling that the opportunity to learn is more than one can handle adequately, and one feels like taking a rest, moving off the path for just a short [time]at least, so that one may catch one’s spiritual breath, and become somewhat renewed and invigorated by the rest, knowing that eventually one shall rise up once again and begin, step by step, moving along this spiritual path which has been chosen by you for your own learning opportunities.
It is well to remember that there is no event or problem, or challenge in your life pattern that is not there by your own choice. Thusly, it requires that you look within your own being to find the strength that you knew would be there when the time came to do what needed being done. Each breath that one takes upon the spiritual path is full of the vitality of the nature of one’s being and the nature of the creation about you. There is energy of a spiritual quality available to each on this journey at all times if you but request the assistance of those angelic presences and guides and comforters who are with each seeker of truth.
At this time, we shall transfer this contact to the one known as Gary. We are those of Q’uo.
We are those known to you as the principle of Q’uo. Greetings through this instrument. We would continue our sharing on this topic of facing what seems to be a greater quantity or intensity of catalyst than one feels oneself equipped to face or process, balance or integrate. Much could be explored between those two perceptions: the perception of the catalyst and the perception of the abilities of self to process that catalyst. Perception is fed and formed by multiple inputs into the system, but we note that it is malleable. It is ever shifting. Its boundaries can be widened. The limitations can be lifted. Self and circumstance can be re-seen. Among the ways that perspective can adapt or change include giving the self more credit than heretofore had been given, recognizing that the self is not given more than it can handle.
So, if there is a resistance, we say to you that resistance is an aid to evolution and the development of will and faith, and if there seems to be too much resistance, it may indicate that a change in course is needed, a re-evaluation may be required, or as we were indicating, it may be that perception itself is due for some self-examination.
The instrument searches for that thread that he felt was being followed, and he stumbles upon it, and the word or idea of giving to the self its due credit. Among that which makes catalyst seem outsized or larger than one’s capacity is the evaluation of the self—that is, the self’s strength or time, patience, integrity, ability to hold or withstand that which stretches and pulls or pushes or spins. It is well to be honest with the self about what capacities do exist. It is not well to put too much weight on that barbell. But it is also well to take one’s catalyst into meditation to see what the deeper self might do with that catalyst when the conscious self is overwhelmed or fried-out, as you might speak it, so that perhaps there may be an adaptation, or an opening to creativity, which was restricted in the perception of being overwhelmed, or a tapping into a vital energy within.
There is much to be commended in giving the self a pep talk, shall we say, rallying the self through the facilities of will and faith, to meet the challenges before one. Envisioning is helpful to this rallying. Envisioning success, as it were, or deeper envisioning that you are the Creator, and you are meeting the Creator in each of your life circumstances, and where there is pain and fire, that is where the ... we give this instrument the word “dream” [is] being burned away, where the limitations are being pulled back so that you, as an entity, may recognize more deeply, you, as the Creator.
Collect your will, focus yourself, and step outside of the small containers of the stories about your suffering, your limitations, your difficulties, and see from the larger perspective, that you are upon a quest, and some seasons, some topographies of that quest involve, perhaps, extra exertions or particularly acute difficult. [See] that you have a destination, and you have help. As alone as you may feel in the interior of yourself, or in the exterior of your life, one never walks a quest alone. There are more sources of support than we can speak, even for those not consciously calling upon help, but by virtue of the purity of their focus, and the service-oriented nature of their intentions. That help becomes particularly available for those who consciously call; and [for] that which is heavy upon the shoulders and overwhelming, one may find other shoulders next to the self to help with that load. That [help] may arrive in the form of loved ones, new characters even on the stage of the self, or shifting circumstance, or the unseen help of guidance and the uplifting, inspiring energies of spirit that allow one to, if we may put it simplistically, become larger than the catalyst or the challenge so that you are not underneath the catalyst but looking at it, bringing it into your heart, becoming stronger.
This instrument asks that we take our leave and move on to the one known as Austin. We thank this instrument and this group. We are those known to you as Q’uo.
We are Q’uo, and we are with this instrument. As we discuss the various approaches and perspectives that may aid in the processing and alleviating the intensity of catalyst that this group and, indeed, many others upon your sphere are feeling at this time, we find it appropriate to examine some of the underlying metaphysics and mechanics contributing to this wide-spread intensity. For we have found that illumination of universal processes and knowledge of the workings of the self and the universe often aid in gaining context for one’s experiences. The orientation of context is often in itself relieving, for you may seem to yourself to be but a small portion of a much grander, larger, and more complicated universe, but we assure you that within yourself is the entirety of the universe, and in grasping the context of your being within the universe, you grasp the true nature of yourself as the Creator.
This period of time upon your planetary sphere is quite unique in many different ways and from many different perspectives. In virtually every instance of a planetary transition between densities, particularly from the third to the fourth density, there is a confluence and a shift in the energies available to the planet, and to the mind/body/spirit complexes and societal complexes upon this planet. When a societal complex, such as your own, develops with a focus upon the physical plane and the mechanics of your existence in the physical universe, this shift of energy can be jarring and go largely unnoticed. While these two attributes of the ongoing shift may seem to be at odds, we believe that this is a large portion of the reason for why so many of the entities upon your sphere feel an increasing intensity and difficulty of their own personal energies and the social energies that surround the entity.
The nature of this new energy greeting your planetary sphere at this time is of a significantly higher focus and intensity than has been experienced for this last stage of third density. A primary quality of such an increase in focus and intensity is the illumination of the self to the self. As your planet now exists firmly within the space/time and time/space of potential fourth density, the remainder of the seeming third-density attributes within yourselves and your society persist due to reinforced patterns of thought and activity. The intensity you experience within the self when confronting catalyst is these patterns within the self being laid bare. As the third density is one in which the unconscious mind is not available to the direct perception of the individual, then this laying bare of one’s own distortions can be quite uncomfortable, and difficult. Thus, the experience of such is quite elevated, and, as you have described, intense.
This is exacerbated by your own unique planetary conditions which, as you know, have already been a source of disharmony throughout the last cycle of your third density. There are many, many entities upon your sphere who have come here to repeat the third density, to continue third-density lessons, and this, what you might call “mishmash” of various social complexes from some planetary origins that are quite distinct from your own, elevates disharmony amongst the planetary social sphere. This planetary disharmony need not only manifest in the outward social circumstance, but just as often manifests within the self.
You were aware of these conditions prior to your incarnation at this time and at this place, and yet despite understanding the difficulty of simply existing at this time, the choice was made by each and every one of you to join the fray. As wanderers it was your hope, your dream, and your deepest desire to be here now, so that you may have but a small chance to discover your heart in the midst of such chaos, to open yourself to a world in desperate need of the love and the light that you know, and you knew, could be manifested.
As you contemplate the difficulty that you experience in your lifetimes, we offer you the comfort that this light and this love, no matter what you are experiencing, no matter what your circumstances, and no matter where your path takes you, will always be present, and you will, my friends, discover this once again.
At this time, we take leave of this instrument, and transfer the contact to the one known as Trish. We are Q’uo.
We are those of Q’uo and we are now with this instrument. The topic of the sensation of being overwhelmed, and the perceived intensity, is a topic of mass experience at this time on this planet. We make mention of the grandness of that experience as a means to remind you, or enlighten you, to the fact that new experience is not experienced alone. We also would like to highlight that the experience itself, the catalyst, the sensation of being overwhelmed, the intensity, and the other selves involved, they are all part of you, just as you are all part of them. We don’t mean to make humor out of such a serious and likely pain-backed question and topic—we would like to simply demonstrate to you that the sensation is such a sweet gift for each and every entity in this space and time. We understand that it can feel as if one is drowning or as if one cannot breathe. We understand that there is great discomfort, and even perhaps a feeling of being lost, of unsure how to move forward, and even a belief that there is no hope to an end to such an experience.
We simply invite you to look upon this perceived negative experience with gratitude and perhaps as an exercise and view it instead as a positive, see the beauty of that pain, such a sweet gift though essentially we are stating the same thing—that you are so blessed to receive and know and live in this illusion that involves pain and uncertainty. We understand that there is discomfort with that, but it is with the experience of that that we understand the greatness, the beauty, the things, the elements, the all that is right.
We apologize, this instrument feels like it is getting a barrage of information and is struggling to make sense, though she keeps coming back to the statement that feeling overwhelmed is a sweet fruit to harvest. We ask that you harvest that fruit, that you taste that pain, that feeling of being overwhelmed, that you make note of the tartness of intensity, and that you look with gratitude upon it, that you feel and see and understand you are merely the Creator experiencing all that is available, and that includes these moments that seem so dark, so hopeless. It is with this attitude of gratitude, we apologize, this instrument is laughing because the rhyming feels so perfect, but it is with this attitude that one can learn to rise above, or dwell within, but with peace.
May we suggest as an exercise when one is feeling overwhelmed and uncertain and perhaps hopeless, that one sit with oneself in silence, and that one ask for one’s higher self to make one’s higher self known, and when that higher self has made itself known, we ask that one put forth a question or an intention for understanding, for you see, your higher self will never leave your side, and your higher self perhaps has the ability to make more sense and provide perspective when you feel so distanced from the experience of knowing that all is well.
We ask that you trust in your ability to overcome, and also your ability to draw within. We feel the need to simply state that gentleness and patience are two key tools in your toolbelt. With gentleness and patience for oneself, for other selves, for the catalyst itself, one can learn to hold the experience, however painful and dark it may seem, and hold oneself in love. It is through that experience that one may generate and foster true compassion and spiritual evolution. We are so grateful for this query, and we are so grateful for each instrument’s willingness to take on such an immensely powerful topic, one that we know all on this planet experience, and perhaps in increasing intensity and frequency as your time goes on.
We will now take our leave of this instrument and we will return to the one known as Austin. We are those of Q’uo.
We are Q’uo and we are again with this instrument. Before turning to the group to see if there are queries to which we may speak, we offer one final, short thought in response to your primary question of this evening.
As we have said, the intensity and difficulty that have been described this evening are not isolated to just those within this circle, nor simply those who are on the spiritual path. At this time, the calling of sorrow from your planet extends to infinity, and in response to this calling, we of the Confederation of Planets in Service to the One Infinite Creator, turn our wills towards your planet, and open our hearts to each and every entity calling out in sorrow. We offer you our greatest and deepest love, and hold you deeply within our hearts.
At this time, we may ask if there are any queries to which we may respond?
[new speaker] Trish
Q’uo, I’m unsure if I’m asking this question in the way it was wished to be asked, but there has been a question of how one who is on the spiritual path, and following this philosophy, may interact with children on this planet without infringing upon their own free will. Is there a way to impart upon them, or hold them in a way that is congruent with this philosophy?
[new speaker] Q’uo
I am Q’uo and I am aware of the query, my sister. The philosophy which we share through instruments such as this is but a certain perspective, and indeed, upon your planetary sphere, quite a unique perspective. However, despite the unique idiosyncrasies of that which we share with you, at the heart of our sharing is a message which has been shared in many, many different ways, and a, shall we say, system of spiritual contemplation that is not completely new.
We preface our response with that information in order to relieve the feeling of necessity to impart any particular philosophy or teaching to one’s children, or to the little entities about one. We understand the desire to share in this specific mode of seeking and honoring the Creator, yet we point out the unique journey of each individual. However, we can suggest a method, if you will, of finding connections between that which we share with you, and those philosophies and methodologies available to you which are already bent towards cultivating and honoring the development of children and young ones in your society. We find that this topic, though having been explored by many of your researchers and teachers, is still quite mysterious, and we suggest that in merging those teachings which already exist and are already available to you with that which we share with you, more light may be shed upon appropriate and loving ways to cultivate the development of a child, and imbue the growth of the young ones among you with the love and spirit of the Creator.
Is there a follow-up to this query, my sister?
[new speaker] Trish
No, thank you, Q’uo.
[new speaker] Q’uo
I am Q’uo and we thank you, my sister.
Is there another query at this time?
[new speaker] Gary
Q’uo, is it possible to block, even partially, the red ray energy center?
[new speaker] Q’uo
I am Q’uo, and I am aware of the query, my brother. As we understand that you are already aware, the red-ray energy center, as well as the violet-ray energy center are unique among the system of energy centers that inform your experience. Though while they are unique, they are not the same in their uniqueness. The red-ray energy center, while unable to be blocked or distorted in ways similar to the more mutable energy centers with which you are familiar, the energy of the red ray may be realized in many distorted or blocked ways.
The red-ray energy center is that center which provides the most fundamental and foundational energetic basis for all subsequent experience, yet this foundation may not always be stable, and may even be made unstable by the building up upon the foundation in unstable ways. We find some difficulty in expressing this concept through this instrument, though we hope that we have given some insight into the unique nature of this fundamental energy center.
Is there a follow-up to this query, my brother?
[new speaker] Gary
So, each red ray is unique to each entity, and if it is not variable, depending upon the entity’s processing of catalyst, but is set. Is it set prior to incarnation to have a certain level of activation?
[new speaker] Q’uo
We are Q’uo. We are aware of the query, my brother. We may answer this query in the affirmative in the sense that this foundation is, in essence, planned and laid prior to the incarnation. To clarify, the red-ray energy center is not active prior to incarnation, but the uniqueness and stability of this energy center is a fundamental aspect of the distortions planned by the self and the higher self prior to the incarnation, and greatly informs the progress which may be had by an entity upon the remaining energy centers.
Is there another follow-up to this query, my brother?
[new speaker] Gary
Yes, thank you, I have one more. In speaking of balancing the self, Ra says: “The first balancing is of the Malkuth, or Earth, vibratory energy complex, called the red-ray complex. An understanding and acceptance of this energy is fundamental.” Can you elaborate on what the “understanding and acceptance of this energy” is which is so fundamental?
[new speaker] Q’uo
I am Q’uo and am aware of the query, my brother. We encourage the seeker wishing to understand this fundamental energy to focus upon the operative word of “fundamental” within that query. As you examine the catalyst experienced throughout your life, it might be apparent to an individual where certain personal distortions may be expressed, and connections might be drawn, to the individual’s system of energy centers, whether those distortions have their origin in blockage, activation, or over-activation. Yet we suggest that present within all catalyst, no matter the quality of such catalyst, there is a fundamental energy of life—an essential and subtle energy which all of these distortions are built upon. To seek this energy, and to grasp it and subsequently accept it, empowers the perception of that catalyst which has been built upon this energy, and further allows for the seeker to open itself to the inpouring energy within the self.
Is there a further query, my brother?
[new speaker] Gary
Actually, yes, one more. Are there words to describe what this fundamental energy is of the red ray of life, of all catalyst built upon it?
[new speaker] Q’uo
I am Q’uo and am aware of the query, my brother. We find difficulty in expressing this energy through this instrument, though we may speak around and hopefully offer hints at what you may look for. We offer this instrument the visceral words of “vitality” and “life,” and we offer the question for contemplation, “What is life? What is alive? From where does your life come? To what end do you live your life?” We believe that the seeking of the answers to these questions may help draw one to an understanding of the fundamental energy found within the red-ray energy center.
We find this instrument dwindling in its own energies, and ask the one known as Gary if he shall receive our contact again this evening?
[new speaker] Gary
Yes, I would like to try. Thank you, Q’uo.
[new speaker] Q’uo
I am Q’uo and we thank you, my brother, for the thoughtful queries and opportunity for this instrument to exercise its own capacities in what might be seen as a difficult course found within your questions. We bid this instrument farewell, and transfer this contact to the one known as Gary. We are Q’uo.
We are those of Q’uo, and we resume contact through this instrument. We wish to express gratitude to each of the instruments present, and we would join this instrument into taking his first leap into serving as an instrument for the questions for which he had no foreknowledge.
Are there any queries in this group?
[new speaker] Austin
Q’uo, the Confederation often talks about the importance of meditation upon the spiritual path, but isn’t always clear about why it is so important. Could you talk a little bit about the effect of meditation for the seeker and why the Confederation feels it is such an important aspect of the spiritual journey.
[new speaker] Q’uo
We are those of Q’uo and we thank you, my brother, for asking this question, and easing this instrument’s entrance into this somewhat, for this instrument, scary prospect.
You have asked this evening regarding why meditation may be an important tool upon the spiritual seeker’s journey, and specifically what effect if may have upon that journey, and we would say that there are a number of effects, a number of reasons that we, of the Confederation, could highlight regarding the importance of this activity.
Perhaps we would start with describing meditation as a bridge between a self which perceives itself to be a separate, living in a separate narrative, in a separate environment, into the truth of unity; for thoughts, by nature, tend to obscure unity from the self’s experience, which is to say, obscure the true nature of the self from the self. Thoughts, as the seeker discovers upon examining them, seem to think themselves, and [when left] unobserved carry the seeker, so to speak, on their momentum, each thought holding or fragmenting the attention so that the seeker is not seeing itself, or seeing what lies beyond the illusion, but is instead seeing the illusion and only the illusion.
Meditation, therefore, is a powerful means of reclaiming the attention from these sticky and competing thoughts so that the self may become aware of awareness, and come to understand that the self is not the thoughts that one is thinking. What is it, my friends, that lies beyond thought? [Specifically] the thoughts that arise in the mind of the seeker. That is the frontier toward to which meditation leads one. And at that edge exists that which is yearned for, that which heals, that portal through which creativity and life and open possibility comes.
And in favor of bringing this evening to a speedier end, we would ask if there is one more query from this group.
[new speaker] Jim
Q’uo, could you tell us what is the most common blockage that keeps unconditional love from flowing out of our hearts?
[new speaker] Q’uo
We are those of Q’uo and we have received and thank you for this query, my brother. We remind (or the instrument reminds itself, it is unsure) of what those of Ra described as the inability to see the self and the other as the Creator, as that which blocks the heart. Such is a very broad statement to make that seems to yield some meaning upon first inspection, but what does it mean to see the Creator in self and other? That can be explored from an intellectual or analytical standpoint, and it has representation in the realm of language, but it is a seeing and experiencing that is beyond articulation to recognize that the other self is not the body standing before one, or the behaviors being exhibited, or whatever particular persona may be presenting to you, but to recognize that the entity before you is the One, the source of the universe, infinity itself, hiding itself from itself in front of you.
That, and this Creator, are inviolable qualities of wholeness, perfection, completion—that this is their truth, your truth, the only truth. These threads of contemplation are that which open the heart and yield the deepening and deepening realization that all is One, all is love, and the response to that One, the dance of communion with that One, the being with that One is, and only is, to love and to open the heart. The primary blockage to that heart, then, is underpinned by separation, enhanced by the veil, and then lost in a maize by all those energies that arise from separation, many of which can be named.
We thank the ones known as Jim and Austin for these questions that have supported this instrument in taking a lead. We thank this instrument for allowing us to exercise it, and we now transfer this contact to close this circle, with the one known as Jim. We are those known to you as Q’uo.
I am Q’uo and am again with this instrument. We are most pleased with the progress that continues to be made by each new instrument within this group. We have been most surprised that this progress continues, no matter the periodicity of the practice. You retain that which you have gained, and bring it forth each time in a refined fashion that allows us more leeway, shall we say, in offering our thoughts through the concepts and words of your language.
You have been an inspiration to us as we hoped to have been an inspiration to you. We thank each once again for this continued effort in your diligence in this practice. Go forth then with that same diligence and desire in your daily lives, and you shall see the overwhelming catalyst begin to be utilized and to be balanced within your beingness so that you may feel a comfort, knowing that you have, within you, the capacity to process all that comes before you as you look upon your daily round of activities and the experiences therein as being the food for thought, the growth potential, the going forward in love and in light with every step that you take. We are you and you are we, and we are One. We leave you now in the love and the light of the One Infinite Creator. We are known to you as those of Q’uo. Adonai vasu borragus.