Think, then, of all the things which you repeat each day–not as monotony or rote, but as the ritual of the sacred fire–the cleansing and the feeding of the body, the tending to the precious plants and to your children and to the elementals, opening of windows to let in fresh air, the flow of water, the use of fire, the cleaning of your homes, the going to and fro along the calling of your life. So many aspects of living are daily ritual because in each twenty-four-hour cycle, you must reinfuse life with life. You are instruments of the flow of God. You are initiators of cosmic consciousness on earth, as Maitreya has declared.
Therefore, let this Thanksgiving Day be your opportunity to consider the aspects of life which you may have neglected. And let your neglect be replaced with gratitude as the flow of the heart! As you release such joy in gratitude and joy of abundance, it is the flow of the nucleus of life which is magnetized. Therefore, be joyous, not solemn! Be enthusiastic, not bored! Be filled with truth–and lively truth that lives as an emerald fire burning and crackling in your all-seeing eye! Be this truth! Be not the calcification of error! Watch out for the error of habit and that habit which becomes rote–rote that replaces the ritual of the sacred fire each day!
Have mercy! Have compassion upon those parts of life
Who live not in the ritual of the flame,
But in the rote of mediocrity for selfish gain.
Have mercy upon them;
They know not what they do!
Teach them! They are in ignorance of the law
Of the many and the few.
They stand then, waiting to be filled,
But know not that that filling must be God-willed
As an exercise in free will,
As the coming of the Christed ones
With the pitcher from the well of life,
Pouring the energy of sacred fire, of Mother flow,
Into the Matter body here below.
Think, then, of others–
Others in the ways of the world,
Others in the way of freedom,
Others seeking to find that way to be free.
Have mercy on them!
Have compassion for them–
And tolerance and understanding!
For it was not so long ago
That you yourselves
Were the waifs of chastened ignorance,
That you were the ones
Not cleaned by the Mother,
Soiled in your garments
And spotted with the dust and the dirt of life.
Have compassion for them!
For I say to you,
They know not what they do;
They know not what they do.
Invoke life! Infuse them with the life!
You now are the few who must become the many through the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes of your consciousness. And therefore there is required an integrator, an initiator, a multiplier. I AM he! I AM the same, the Christed One, the Son of God! I do not fear to proclaim it! I do not fear to declare it! I must declare I AM the Son of God! Or who else will declare it for me? I ask you. Therefore, if it is necessary for me to proclaim my role, I say you must proclaim your role! Your thanksgiving must be an affirmation of your being! – Jesus the Christ
Excerpted from Pearls of Wisdom® Vol. 19 No. 48, Jesus the Christ, Nov. 28, 1976
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