When a Soul Seeks a Light-filled Path

Urantia, January 5, 2014 – (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “When a Soul Seeks a Light-filled Path.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Let us discuss heart-felt gratefulness as this is a state of being. At times it is very difficult to be thankful, especially when the future seems bleak, and matters do not develop as you would like them to, or carefully laid plans go awry. That is when you need to check your personal attitude towards everything. Do you easily get upset, and do unexpected things knock you off your perch? Do you tend to be quite regimented in your approach to life or do you allow yourself some leeway to roll with the punches?

“Of course the latter attitude is the easiest one to foster. It is the pessimist who easily gets discouraged and the optimist who lets nothing deter him or her. There are all the different shades of attitude in between these extremes of either, or. Consider which might be yours.

“When a soul seeks a light-filled path, the easiest way to get there is with thankfulness. Never mind how tough the going gets, find something to be thankful for. There are many hidden blessings in life which are accepted, and taken for granted as normal happenings, until something occurs which changes everything or takes something away.

“Consider good health for instance. It is taken for granted that you are able to get out of bed by yourself each morning, and of course, that is as it ought to be. Yet there are many who, for some reason or other, find themselves incapacitated, and this can be accompanied by much pain.

“It is the optimist who trains in perseverance and thankfulness, flexing faith and trust muscles and growing an indomitable spirit. This helps him or her to overcome maladies which would cripple the pessimistically inclined human. It is the spiritual quality which defines the person who dares to live in faith and hope. He or she sees the universe as a friendly place in which to live, and they learn to trust in heavenly over-care. Living the mortal life and decision making does lead to an unshakable trust in the goodness of God.

“It represents a gradual awakening into a greater self-hood. It is an increase in awareness that life has purpose, and that the evolving spirit continues, which is as yet an embryo in the womb of mother earth, from whose soil it was hatched so to speak. You live on such a wonderful and enchanted planet, and yet the un-awakened and un-feeling ones, possessed by greed, go on marring her beautiful face. Even she is a living and breathing being, who tries hard to stay in balance. And so it is with the humans living upon her.

“There is a need to become more thoughtful and thankful for your planet home which birthed your immortal soul, so she and you both can sing to the glory of God to express your thankfulness by being alive and well. Be, come alive and become aware of all the reasons to be thankful, so your attitude will change to one of gratitude to the Creator and Giver of Life.”

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