The Journey into My Heart – Valor – II

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

This is a continuation of my inner process using the material of the Wingmakers/Lyricus Teaching Order. Source documents and links to prior parts of this series can be found at the bottom of this post.

May 18, 2015
“Self-absorption in one’s own world is a key threat that undermines the expression of valor, and fear of consequence is the other.”

As there are two key phrases in this statement, I’ll take them individually. This was a major “pop-off-the-page-at-me” statement. Confrontation has never been my forte; often I’ve found myself acquiescing rather than standing up for myself. Participating in demonstrations where “power” might show up? Never! Not in this lifetime at least. “Timid” would be a great description of my stance. And for both reasons given in the statement above: self-absorption and fear of consequences. Continue reading

The Journey into My Heart – Valor – I

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

This is a continuation of my inner process using the material of the Wingmakers/Lyricus Teaching Order. Source documents and links to prior parts of this series can be found at the bottom of this post.

May 17, 2015
So this brings us to the Sixth Heart Virtue – Valor. Until I began working with these qualities of the heart, I had given little consideration to this word; it was not part of my vocabulary, period. Why say “valor” when “courage” is available and more commonly used? I had only encountered the word valor as it related to war and battle scenarios – “The Better Part of Valor” and all that. I was quite surprised to read James’ thoughts about this virtue and I see now that, like “courage,” the term “valor” can be applied in many situations that occur in daily life. Here are James’ words.

While valor is generally used in the context of war or the battlefield, it is, as an element of love, linked with the act of speaking truth to power, especially when an injustice is committed. It is common in today’s social order to pretend ignorance of the injustices of our world.

As usual, the Lyricus teachings expand my Understanding of commonly used English words. Valor is an element of Love that is linked with the act of speaking truth to power.

That is a profound statement. When I first read this phrase “speaking truth to power,” I immediately thought of the Native Hawai’ians protesting the construction of the 30-meter telescope of the sacred mountain, Mauna Kea. The element of this protest that made it different from other protests was the element of Love, linked with speaking truth to power. Continue reading

The Journey into My Heart — Forgiveness

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

This is a continuation of my inner process using the material of the Wingmakers/Lyricus Teaching Order. Source documents and links to prior parts of this series can be found at the bottom of this post.

May 16, 2015

Today I will contemplate the other twin – not the evil one, the other one – Forgiveness. I do feel this Virtue of the Heart follows my offerings of Compassion so quickly as to qualify for “simultaneous expression;” hence my reference to Compassion and Forgiveness as “fraternal twins” in my journal entries above. However, let’s see what James has to say about this key quality of Divine Love.

Forgiveness operates out of the construct that each of us is doing the best we can under the circumstance of our life experience and the degree that our love frequency saturates our human instrument. When a person operates from the heart virtues and the rich textures of its authentic frequencies, forgiveness is a natural state of acceptance.

I remember using those exact words to describe my “reasons” for offering Compassion to my fellow Humans – “each of us is doing the best that we can” given our life’s circumstances and to the degree that we have developed our capacity to respond from love instead of being emotionally reactive. This is the reason I feel that Compassion and Forgiveness go hand-in-hand; they are subtle distinctions of the same flavor, much like “French Vanilla” and “Vanilla Bean” are derivatives of the basic flavor “Vanilla.” Of course, the basic flavor here is Divine Love, so we could say that the Six Heart Virtues comprise a set of sextuplets! However, to me, Compassion and Forgiveness seem the most similar to each other, when considered from among the six. Continue reading

The Journey into My Heart – Compassion – II

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

Continuing with my series about the inner work I have been doing for a couple of months now, I conclude my comments on the Lyricus Teachings regarding Compassion. Links to source documents and previous posts in this series are at the bottom.

May 14, 2015

The last paragraph of James’ statements about Compassion once again pull back to give us the long view of the big picture. Although, to us humans, it appears that only our little world and our small, personal lives are the main event, we are reminded here that this is a Cosmic Plan, involving beings from across Universes. We are reminded that these times hold opportunities for accelerated spiritual growth, opportunities inherent in the transcendence process of a planet – we don’t get these opportunities in just any old lifetime – these are special times indeed and we clamored to get aboard to take advantage of them.

We are privileged to be part of the ascending planetary structure of earth’s nurturing spirit and universe importance. There is now present on earth an amazing diversity of cosmic beings sheathed in human instruments, but hailing from incredibly diverse sectors of the cosmos. We are here to witness and support this transcendence of earth over the densities and entrainment of the three dimensional intelligence and its artifacts. We are here to accelerate our spiritual growth in an order of magnitude seldom achieved elsewhere in the multiverse. This is a gift of the earth to those present on the planet at this time, and, in some small measure, the motive for our compassion.

The last statement expands my understanding of Compassion to include the idea that Compassion is a natural response of the Heart in these times of intense and immense transformation. Continue reading

The Journey into My Heart — Compassion – I

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

Continuing with my series about the inner work I have been doing for a couple of months now, I investigate the Lyricus Teachings regarding Compassion. Links to source documents and previous posts in this series are at the bottom.

May 12, 2015
With increased awareness of Understanding, Appreciation and Humility within me, I consider which one of the remaining three Heart Virtues will be next for me to contemplate. I tend to think of Compassion and Forgiveness as fraternal twins: they look similar enough to be twins but not identical to the point of me being unable to distinguish them. They frequently show up together, or in quick sequence that feels as though they are there in tandem. Once Understanding, Appreciation and Humility have been cultivated, it is natural to find Compassion in my heart for almost anyone or anything. And once Compassion is present, Forgiveness is easily extended. It often seems easier to offer these two qualities to “others” than to myself but with the development of these Heart Virtues as a braided or bundled collective, I am finding that Self Love is growing stronger each day.

Since I am addressing the Heart Virtues one at a time, I choose to focus on Compassion next. Let’s see what James has to say about Compassion.

Many teachers have spoken eloquently about compassion as the deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled to the desire to relieve that suffering. In the context of the new intelligence that is seating itself on our planet, compassion is an active desire to assist others to align with the new fields of intelligence that are manifesting in the three dimensional world, aware that their desire and ability to align is distorted by their social enculturation; it does not accurately reflect their intelligence, spiritual inclinations, or purpose.

Once again, I find my understanding of this term expanded by the Lyricus teachings. There is a “new field of intelligence” emerging in our world that is born of the Love frequency. This frequency vibrates at a higher rate, above and beyond the frequency of the distortion that “en-‘cult’-urates” our planetary societies. This distorted, manipulated enculturation does not truly represent Humanity’s potential or the divinely designed Human Blueprint. The desire arises within those of us who are cultivating our inner posture of Divine Love to give assistance to our fellow – to help them realign. To me it is the ultimate in “teaching someone to fish and feeding him for a lifetime.” Even to assist someone to SEE that there IS an enculturated distortion is a huge and noble gift. Continue reading