Michigan, US of A, February 19, 2011.
Subject: “Difficult Decisions.”
Received by Chris.
Teacher Ophelius: “The lesson for today is about accepting the things you cannot change while remaining firm in your determination to live by a high moral standard -- to strive for the good and how to recognize the destructive behaviors in others while you navigate the waters of maintaining relationships with those who remain asleep in the illusion of worldly troubles.
“Many of you reading this message have started out on a path to seek for truth and to change, or desire to change, the way you live, think, and feel about life, your place in it, and your relationship with deity and with those in your ‘life circles’ (family, friends, and associates). Many of you also have awakened out of the slumber of illusion alone in your circles and have had to deal with the pressures of those who choose to stay in darkness and ignorance, who disagree with the direction you have taken with your life.
“You are torn between the relationship and the path, and sometimes you have to make a choice whether or not that relationship is salvageable or is one that needs to be ended. Trying to convince others that your truth is the truth they should embrace is likely to fail miserably and you will end up feeling hurt, frustrated, and rejected. You do not have to conform to the pressures of others who do not see your truth, you only need to state your position and what you will accept and what you will not. They will have to choose whether their need to be right is greater than the value you bring to the relationship and to accept you for who you are. If they choose pride over love, the relationship is shallow, and holds little value for you.
“Those on a destructive path will make the relationship difficult for those on the path to truth and light. Family and close friends who choose this unwise path have chosen the hard lessons of life and despite your good intentions and interventions, you may have to accept that they will have to walk that road alone and work out their own salvation. You need to stay on the path to truth and light and shun the darkened influences of those whose minds are set on self-destruction. No good can come from such an influence.
“These relationships having history and blood relations are the most difficult to deal with and each is unique having many heartstrings attached. For these, you should seek the council of the Father’s presence and lay your troubles there and ask for guidance and opportunities to change who you are so that you may grow and do the inner work necessary to take charge of your own life and make right decisions.
“Spirit is always available and waiting for your asking that we may set in motion those petitions that are in alignment with the Father’s Will. Be aware of the synchronicity that follows a sincere petition that you may see the marker that points the way. Be brave and stand firm in your faith, for the Father sees into the heart of everyone, and those with good intent will always have His ear.
“Peace and love 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.