What is your bucket list?
I believe “bucket list” is a phrase that comes out of a film that was recently popular in which it was the list of things you wanted to do in your life before you “kicked the bucket.” When that question can be clarified as to what level of bucket we’re talking about here, then I can answer it.
Instead, I would turn that right around and ask, “What’s on your bucket list, and what are you doing to make those things come about?” I ask that at least twice a year in different ways, and this is a good time to remind readers that that’s a very important thing to regularly look at.
Now, having said that, I will say that the bucket list that I have in regard to the work here with Guardians, particularly through Phoenix, is a very different bucket list than the one for the ultimate plan for the planet, so the writer should decide which one they are asking the question about, and maybe next time it will be answered.
For the past six months or so your first-Sunday meetings have been broadcast live on the internet. Our statistics indicate that this audience is growing, and may eventually exceed the number of people physically present at the meetings. You always direct your message to your audience. How much does this new cyber-audience impact your Sunday message, and in what ways, if any, do you see this changing?
At this point, the cyber-audience really isn’t large enough to have an impact. There is potential there, but until there is a decision to get the word out in some kind of cyber way, there is not going to be a work that comes out of that small webcast.
When the focus is on making use of the internet as an outreach, that question might be answered. Right now, using the internet is an “Oh boy, let’s give this a try,” but the potential is not truly being mined. So at this time, while I interact with those who are watching, what is discussed depends on the audience in the room, and that energy goes out but doesn’t come back. Yet.
Mass consciousness tends to see leadership in terms of having power over others. How would you characterize leadership in your work? What can Guardians do to bring about the kind of leadership this world needs?
Leadership is unity of vision and unity of ability, meaning the full spectrum, in balance, of what is needed to bring about change. A leader should be able to say, “You need this skill. You don’t have that, but look, you have this skill instead.” Or “You’re better at doing this than that.” And with that unity—the understanding of how an individual fits into the group while working for the group’s underlying purpose—you get results. You must remain your individual self within a group while being willing to release those individual parts to function as a whole, but it doesn’t mean you’re not an individual any more. It’s the ability to act for the good of the group without losing your individuality.
A leader has a plan but is not confined by it. Leadership is about knowing yourself, knowing what you can do and what you cannot do, and putting it into effect. Leadership is not a pinnacle, it’s a process of constant expansion. You don’t earn the right to be a leader, leadership grows as a result of all you are experiencing.
What’s needed in this world right now? People who think their human strivings are hilarious, who think failure is just another way of moving forward, who don’t put constant pressure on themselves by being more willing to look at the list of what they don’t have rather than what they do have. In this work, being a leader means being an example, an example of moving forward, falling, getting back up, and moving forward again. And that sounds pretty easy, but it’s not.
At January’s Sunday night meeting you said, “a thoroughbred is a whole lot how this came about.” Please explain.
Ask Gwendolyn. She’ll tell you.
For months we did the rock to sand then to light meditation. There is still a lot of war, fighting and religious animosity going on among humans. Please explain what effect the meditation had on warring humans and on Guardians..
That visualization was not about war. That was about eliminating an event that would allow destructive power to find a means of rooting into consciousness. And yes, war is a destructive power, and war was a definite possible, even probable, result, but that visualization was all about closing a door of possibility, not defining and directing it. You were visualizing the dispersal before it ever took form. That visualization was not about war. That was about eliminating an event that would allow destructive power to find a means of rooting into consciousness. And yes, war is a destructive power, and war was a definite possible, even probable, result, but that visualization was all about closing a door of possibility, not defining and directing it. You were visualizing the dispersal before it ever took form.
I have found on the internet a very revealing chart by a person interested in population growth. I don’t know his credentials, but what he concluded with his chart seems very real. He first gives a picture of the expected population growth of the U.S. from 1970 to 2020. On top of that, he adds the population growth of immigrants coming into the U.S., and points out that at our present rate of growth, if the U.S. continues to subsidize illegal immigrants—many times in ways that needy U.S. citizens are denied those same subsidies—we in the U.S., out of a desire to be compassionate, will become as poor as those we are serving, and we will no longer be able to serve anyone not even ourselves.
What comes to mind are two of your teachings that I associate with this situation. One is to first love yourself, because you cannot give what you do not have. My interpretation is that another part of that teaching is that one must honor self by not allowing others to take advantage. The other teaching is never interfere with another’s issues. My interpretation is that non-interference means we are obligated not to protect those who break the law or have personal issues—we must honor others by giving them the opportunity to work through their own issues.
In addition, we take on that person’s karma by interfering. My questions are, one, are my interpretations correct?
Two: do you see your teachings as relevant to our illegal immigration crisis?
No more so than they are relevant to every other aspect of your being.
Three: Will you please give us some direction in solving this dire situation in a loving and humanitarian way?
I don’t see that you have a dire situation in front of you. You have somebody’s opinion that should this continue as it is this will become a dire situation, but I disagree.