“This is another aspect of self-mastery, beloved. Human beings change every day. The outer self has moods, its ups and downs—sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes in this and that direction. And another day and another day and that same individual will be positive and ready to join the team and go to work and accomplish such-and-such because they now have the vision.
“It is good, then, to remember the words: “What is that to thee? Follow thou me.” It is good to ignore, almost (without revealing that you are ignoring, almost) the outer self that comes and goes—to count on the inner Christ and to continue to reaffirm and reaffirm and reaffirm that Christ, despite all other expressions to the contrary on the part of this or that individual.
“You will see the endurance of continuously reinforcing the right, the good, the true, the beautiful and letting pass by those barbs which long ago would have caused you to feel challenged, making you feel that you must defend your good name, having a good fight with someone to show who has the upper hand and all of those ins and outs.
“Blessed ones, gossip travels here, gossip travels there. People talk about this one and that one and who is doing what. But it all boils down to this:
When you are with an individual who has interest in the Path, who knows the teachings, in other words, one who may be a disciple or a quasidisciple on the Path, simply continually reinforce the good in that one. Let pass, let pass all negatives! Do not even give them the time of day. Do not address them except to comfort, uplift and show the individual that there is a bright sun on the horizon and a rainbow after the rain.
“Continue in being positive with people, beloved. And you will find that by and by you will have no enemies; for you will simply not have acknowledged that they are enemies. And you are continuously affirming the rightness, the truth and the reality that God has placed in each and every one.
Magnanimity of Heart
“This is magnanimity of heart. To be magnanimous, to me, is to set aside and ignore and put away any seeming faults of another. Be magnanimous. Supply the support, the love, and give recognition. Give recognition to the I AM Presence and Holy Christ Self of that one. Give recognition to the good and the accomplishments of the soul. Breathe a prayer for the balancing of that one’s threefold flame and your own.
“And above all, do not waste your time in repeating stories about this and that. “What is that to thee? Follow thou me.” I am Saint Germain. These are the words of Jesus Christ. They are the words of my Son. They are your words. Follow, then, and continue following.
“Bless life. Do not mentally criticize others. It is the great disease of planet Earth. In fact, it is why many individuals have reembodied here so many times. It is that criticism that continues and continues in malicious gossip. I tell you, have no part with it.
“And remember, it is the law of the Darjeeling Retreat of your El Morya.”