Michigan, US of A, February 26, 2012.
Subject: “Spending Time on the Self.”
Received by Chris.
Teacher Ophelius: “The message for today is about making time for self-improvement -- self-mastery, reflection, and introspection -- for these things must be considered if you are to progress and ascend your psychic circles of human personality potential. Why is this important? It has everything to do with finding true joy and accomplishment, and developing the life skills to succeed in this world while you prepare for the next. Change in the outer world starts with change from within, and if we are to bring this world into the age of Light and Life, we must first bring light to the inner life of the individual.
“By improving the mind through self-mastery, you cleanse it from all fallacies and prejudices and leave the mind open to learning new truths while broadening your perspective on the realities of the ascendant life. You become more tolerable of the ignorance and unawareness of those around you who have not done this inner work, while your patience and fortitude is tested and strengthened as you become more and more aware of your place in the universe.
“It is through the constant monitoring of your thoughts and feelings--controlling your emotions and how you react to people and situations that will bring an inner peace and strength of character that will radiate from your core being and prove to be an example to all those in your life circles. You will earn the respect of your peers as well as those in authority over you when you demonstrate the power of self-control. Once this battle over the selfish ego is won, it clears the way for higher truth and higher learning. The soil of the mind has been prepared and ready for the spiritual transactions of super-conscious input that will trickle down into the conscious mind for use in your inner and outer work in the world.
“Reflection is necessary to review the past actions and reactions of self so that corrections can be made when similar circumstance arise in the future. There should be no thought of regret or guilt when reviewing the past, for it is meant to serve as a focal point for learning and overcoming mistakes. This does not mean however, that you should avoid the responsibilities of those mistakes, but that you deal with them honorably and move on having become wiser from the lesson that experience has brought about.
“Introspection is the examination of your thoughts and motives and this is key to understanding yourself. What is it that you are really trying to accomplish? What are your true intentions and expected outcomes when dealing with your fellows? This, my friends, is the naked truth and the heart of the matter for all things. When all things are sifted and settled, this is the true meaning and value for all that you do and say, and this is what the Creator sees when He looks into the heart of any individual. Above all things, learn to ‘know thyself.’
“Leave time to work on these things, my friends, for these disciplines will propel you inward and onward toward true perfection and God-likeness. The joy of being in control and command of yourself and your own destiny is priceless, for only you can bring the change needed to create the reality of your true intentions.
“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“The giving of self, the illumination of truth, and the relief of suffering are the noblest paths to higher consciousness.” — Teacher Ophelius, 2009.