Sunday, October 18, 2015
This is an interesting quote from William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, because it shows how the ego can control some people. They offer some very good insight for all of us in the last couple of lines.
Questioner: Council, what you are saying, if I understand correctly, the ego would much rather have a good time and indulge itself than to ever really set itself aside and enjoy the act of giving?
The Council: That is right. The ego allows an individual to feel sorry for themselves, to see what they do not have, what they want and they do not have. It blinds them to what they do have, the opportunities they have. It is a willful blindness, it is a willful blindness, and it is so sad because the irony of it is many times those people do things that could help them eliminate their karma but they are so self-indulgent that they cannot see that. So they do things as an obligation and not from the heart. There is a saying that goes this way: All things serve the Lord. How true, how true, how true. The last joke and the biggest is on those kinds of people. Our heart goes out to them because they are so blind. If they would only listen to what we have said. It is so sad. But if that type of individual, those kinds of people were to ever open their eyes and look at the reality of life, they can make tremendous strides ahead, where some of you and like many of us took small baby steps, those kinds of individuals can take giant steps forwards because they can be filled with a new enthusiasm, a new joy of self-discovery. We would like to say to each one of those individuals look beyond the present time and don't be satisfied with hand-me-downs and second-bests, they will never be as good as what you could have had.
One added comment to what we said. There is nothing more important in life than those you love and those that are family, even extended families, for therein lies the seed of your resurrections.
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Sunday, October 4, 2015
In this quote from William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, they explain how to deal with a situation where you have attempted to make amends for a wrong that you have committed but the other party does not wish to give forgiveness to you.
Questioner: The subject of forgiveness. If you have wronged someone and you have made reparations for it, your wrong to that person, and that person has not forgiven you, are you still held to that, even though you have forgiven yourself?
The Council: If you in total honesty and truthfulness have made restitution to that person to the best of your ability, without, again, there are some situations where a person who has been wronged will never feel they have had enough restitution made to them.
But if you have justly made restitution to that individual and they refuse to forgive you, that is their problem, not yours. You must be concerned with how honest were you in making your restitution. How much did you try sincerely to make reparations for?
You have got to remember, you would have had to first forgive yourself in order to be able to say you did wrong and then try to make restitution for it. Again, we are talking about true, sincere restitution, not a superficial act, that is pacifying and only pacifying.