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ZetaTalk: Golden Rule
written Sep 23, 2004

I am worried that a great many people are missing the spiritual and emotional survival aspects of Planet X. There is going to be a shift in consciousness into a new dimension, what can we do to prepare our souls for this change.? We need to be able to rid ourselves of fear in order to survive. Negative energies are just going to beget negative actions. People physically ready for the shift will be overwhelmed by the non-physical changes and although able to adapt in one aspect, are miles away from understanding the spiritual growth needed to make it through this change. What good is having enough food to survive when you still harbor fear and hate and are creating such as a result? The Zetas mention Service-to-Self versus Service-to-Others but how do we achieve this in reality. We are all selfish creatures by nature, when does our needs outweigh the needs of others. I understand that this is why we are here, to grow spiritually.

To those intellectually examining the definition on spiritual orientation, and the rule that moving into one or the other camp requires many lifetimes of trial and error to grasp what living in that orientation means, the matter is anything but clear. We have stated that those in the Service-to-Other orientation are thinking of others at least as often as they are thinking of themselves, 50%, and that those in the Service-to-Self manage a fleeting thought about others only 5% of the time. What times are those? If a banker considers the starving in his community, giving a percentage of his profits directly to food purchases for them, a charity, does this have the same weight as if this banker gave this percentage of his profits to small businesses in order to hire the unemployed, thus reducing starvation perhaps for less but for a longer time? One must examine his motives. The first move would seem purely humanitarian, yet if his motive is to increase business at his bank by getting publicity for his move, his motive is selfish, Service-to-Self. The second move would seem to be shrewd, to increase business activity in the community from which he might profit, but if his motive is truly to reduce starvation and despair in his community in the most effective way possible, the best use of his dollar, then this move is driven by Service-to-Other motives. From an intellectual standpoint, it is a quagmire.

In the simple words of Jesus, ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’. Jesus, Mohammed, and Buddha, Star Children all who came to leave a gift of clarity for mankind, all preached the same message. Equality, where ‘the least of you’ is considered on the same level as the self. Considering ones physical needs, for food and shelter, in a manner that balances concern for what others need, what the goat about to be slaughtered might feel, what the land over grazed or tilled into a dust bowl might need. Confusing, a quagmire of intellectual decisions, if left to the intellect alone. What these great preachers left with mankind was the suggestion that the answer lies in the heart. Before you do something that will affect another, put yourself in that other’s place, and imagine the consequences of your action. This is generally known as the Golden Rule, ‘do unto others’. Driven by the heart, one will never make an errant decision from a spiritual standpoint. A man in agony over whether to share the meat from his last goat with his starving neighbors, when his own family is faint from hunger most of the time, will find his answer by placing himself in their perspective as well as his family's perspective. What sense of abandonment will his neighbors have, seeing his family feast when they are cramped and weak. What need to throw up walls against empathy for the neighbors will his family require in order to choke down the meal quickly, blinded to the neighbor's plight. He chooses sharing, seeing that damage to the soul is the greater danger, as the physical will in any case pass.

The reason that an average of 1,000 lifetimes is required for a young soul to reach its orientation decision is this complexity, as the man about to share his last goat with his neighbors, each a bite and none a full meal, knows from experience what the alternatives are. He has experienced abandonment, has forced himself to block empathy at some time in his past lives, and has experienced hunger to the point of starving to death, and thus can arrive at his decision. He has become, rather than a young soul, an old soul, wise. The Earth currently has a large number of very young souls, due to the population explosion, most so immature as to be considered infants, if an old and wise soul is to be considered aged. How does one explain to an infant that the others in the playpen must be considered? Where infants are often considered to be focused solely on themselves, they in fact respond to other infants put in the playpen, smiling at each other and vicariously enjoying the play of the other. Body language, the vibes that all living creatures exude and which can be read by another, are there. Thus, even infants can practice the Golden Rule, even on a first lifetime, and this is the lifeline to be used going into any event when sudden change and turmoil will ensue. This is our best advice.

Give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space. Through the hands of such as these God speaks. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together yet not too near together. ... Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow.
The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran
Love may have a blooming going into the shift, as it ought, those with great love in their hearts responding to the realization that little else matters.
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