Michigan, USA, October 16, 2011
Received by Chris
Teacher Ophelius: “Today’s message is about disappointments and failed expectations. Many times throughout your life there will be disappointments and failed expectations, even at the height of the most positive circumstances and feelings of surety that things and events will materialize as planned in your mind which would benefit you and others at a time that is most auspicious, yet somehow roadblocks and inopportune events bar the way to these predictable outcomes that perplex and dishearten your outlook. These things happen for reasons that you may not fully realize now, but will clearly see later on as alternative paths and outcomes materialize to teach lessons or exceed the expected outcome of the previously laid plans.
“There are many, many things going on in the unseen realms that shape the path of those who walk in truth and light, and many of you, my friends, are lovingly guided into the paths of righteousness by what would seem to you as harsh lessons. How many of you can look back on your life and see the hand of Spirit shaping and guiding by not giving you what you want in the time you wanted it. For a child will almost always choose candy over a nutritious meal, and it is the wise parent that will always give the healthy food first and allow the sweet treat in moderation after the body is lovingly nourished. This is how the Creator builds character in us. Spirit loves and nurtures, and fosters our progress and perfection in incremental amounts that we are ready for as we learn and make decisions that allow the next phase of our soul development to unfold in ways that will benefit us most in the overall journey to perfection.
“Many times did the Master Jesus dash the hopes of his apostles and disciples to pieces at the height of their expectations because he was wise and farseeing, knowing the outcome of what unbridled fantasies would produce and what distorted viewpoints would develop as a result of giving in to a sign and miracle seeking generation. Only in retrospect after He departed from your world did the meanings and purposes of the Master’s methods prove wise and valuable — truths that would serve the many for generations to come.
“Only by the pruning of the vine will good fruit come, and so it is for you, my friends, that you must sometimes be patient and allow events and opportunities to present themselves according to divine timing which will prove to be the greatest benefit to you and others — benefits that maximize soul progression (healthy food), not necessarily material needs and wants (candy), keeping in mind that the sweet treat will be given in moderation out of divine love, and most often does the delayed reward or outcome exceed your greatest expectations when you are prepared to meet the nurturing opportunity.”
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