The Buddha, through Linda Dillon, on Heavenly Blessings a few years ago, spoke to us at length of compassion and the journey of enlightenment.
He explained, amongst other things, our service — compassion for ourselves, compassion for others, compassion whilst parenting, and how to attach, detach and then re-attach to the highest vision of all — Nova Earth.
To repeat, compassion, one of the 13 Blessings and Virtues given to us by the Council of Love is defined in this way:
“The ability to Love and serve without judgment. To be able to fully understand and heart feel another’s situation without entering or assuming that cloak.
“The understanding that another has a chosen path and that we can only offer assistance and Love. We cannot complete another’s journey for them, for that would be theft. Tenderness.” ￼
The Buddha tells us, as humans, we often have a tendency to try to heal, or to fix, or to redirect, the journey or the pathway of another. He says this is not of compassion even if it is done with the kindest of motivations and Love. What we are learning is the balance.
“It is one thing to have a conversation with someone because you believe – and it is your opinion – that they are going off track, and it is quite another to be strident about it, and to try and truly pull them in a direction that they really do not wish to go in.
“I wish I could say that this practice is rare, but it is very commonplace, and you see it in every walk of life, and in every situation imaginable.
“When you try this form of redirection, and it is that fine line where Love moves into ego, you are denying the soul path and journey of another, and you are also assuming that you know the outcome and the lessons that are to be learned, the experiences that are to be had, the value of those experiences, and the value of the pathway itself.
“You cannot possibly, you cannot possibly know.”
As he watched his own son go to war and die, the Buddha said that it challenged his faith, his stillness, his journey, and how he thought he knew best. ￼He said:
“But you cannot interfere.
“You provide wisdom and Love, insight and sharing, and then you stand back, detached and attached at the same time, holding the higher vision for that person and their journey, for the collective and their journey, but honoring their choices.
“You cannot do it for them.
“And when you try, through undue influence or pressure, you are like a thief in the night and what you are really doing is saying, ‘I do not have any faith in you, and I do not trust that you are guided and protected, and that you have your journey, that I may or may not understand.’”
He speaks with wisdom to all who are parents, knowing how difficult it is to raise children — wanting to protect them and yet having the compassion to trust — reminding us that our children know what they are doing, and are bringing us into the New:
“Now, it is natural, I do not wish for you to think that I speak against the laws of nature, so it is natural, particularly as parents, and I speak to all of you who are parents and guardians in form, to want to protect and not only keep your children safe but to protect them from heartbreak and sorrow and disillusionment. ￼
“But then there is also the balancer which is trust, that these Beings that are of your loins, but that are also ancient Wise Ones, know what they are doing.
“And that is particularly so with the children of today, these bright pinks and magentas, crystals and rainbows, being born unto Gaia to lead the way into the new realm of New Earth. ￼
“So you are in a difficult position; you are entrusted as the guardian, and yet it is the ability not to judge what you do not sometimes understand.
“And then there is the even greater challenge and difficulty, my friends, my fellow parents, it is to stand back after you have reached the point where you are honoring the pathway of your children and not judging yourself, because that is also a tendency as well.
“I choose to be a parent, I assumed this journey and this pathway and now look at what I am doing. What if I fail? Because there is a belief that if your child fails or missteps, then somehow you have as well.
“Where is the Compassion? Where is the Goddess in that? Where is the place of Quan Yin?” ￼
The Buddha goes on to say more about standing back and compassion:
“It is the complete honoring, without understanding, of what someone is going through whether it is winning millions of dollars in the lottery or dying of cancer.
“It is understanding that you don’t understand, always.
“Yes, it is complete trust, not only in the Divine plan, but in the plan of the individual.
“It is compassion that they have chosen mechanisms, because that is all they are, mechanisms to arrive at their deeper wisdom, and their enlightenment, that you may not understand or agree with. ￼
“And it is, at times, the heart wrenching, conscious heart decision to be the observer, to support and not interfere and my friends, I know, how difficult that is.”
He says, of course we interfere when someone is in harm’s way, but without our attitudes getting in the way — practicing detachment of the situation, the drama, the painful vibrations of the old — becoming the silent observer, that this is the action to take.
“Now you say to me, ‘Father, do you mean that I do not perform an intervention when I see someone in harm’s way?’
“No, that is not what I mean, but I do mean that you do not ever do so in a judgment, or an assessment of what you think that individual is experiencing or going through.
“I do not say, do not hold out a helping hand, but compassion is also non-attachment, and that is hard to practice.”
So, how do we do that? Here is what the Buddha recommends:
“Long ago I have taught this channel the value of attach/detach/attach, and I do so for all of you because my teachings do not change a great deal.
“Attach to the person or to the situation, to the truth of it as you understand it, not in interference, but just to assess and understand.
“It is like information gathering.
“Then you completely step back and detach from the drama, from the lower vibrations, from what holds someone on a painful journey. ￼
“So you detach because you never wish to contribute to that; you become the silent, still observer.
“Then attach to the fulfillment of that person’s journey, not describing it, or you deciding what it should be or look like, what it should contain, but the divine rightness of the journey that they had determined eons ago.
“And attach to that vision and that rightness with and for them, and hold that vision for them without judgment, without interference, leaving them free to maneuver because when you are holding on to someone, trying to force them to go this way or that way for their own good, you are manipulating, and it is an ego action, and it is neither of love, nor trust, nor hope, nor prudence. ￼
“That is the action you take.”
We live in a society of rapid change but we are also in the eternal flow of the Divine Mother, with her infinite wisdom. From action to stillness, it can be difficult to sit quietly and silence the mind. Simply being in the heart is a discipline, a practice, and he says,
“So when you find yourself in that wheel of confusion come, come and sit with me, under the bodhi tree, where we can empty your mind, and your heart, and simply sit together in the wonderness of All. ￼
“And when the time is right, we will stand up, and venture forth, to share the knowing of nothing, with the rest of humanity.”
The Buddha is here to walk with us, as a wayfarer, not a wayshower, not pretending to guide us to the end, but simply to be with us, as we walk forth building the New, adding his energy to our understanding of true compassion.
“You say, you see and you feel compassion for all those who are starving. But truth be known, if you have never had an empty belly, if you have never witnessed a child crying in hunger, if you have never seen the beggar on the street with his bones like a skeleton, then your compassion is more theoretical, I do not say less genuine.
“So you see how it shifts depending on what the time and the place is.
“Now I also tell you, Compassion on the planet is so necessary, and yes it is growing, you are doing well my friends, because you are letting go of the judgments, of that old 3rd prison that so many were kept in.”
Compassion, the Buddha says, is infinite. It has the capacity to expand and flourish within us and around us, upon the planet.
“So you can be compassionate, and the support you can be offering can be so monumental, without a hint of interference or judgment.
“And you are not there yet because you do hold judgment against those who are still in their drama of abuse, of infliction of pain, of war, of creating suffering.
“So there is a ways to go, and that is why this element of Compassion, is so needed.”
When there is Compassion, there is awakening, and the realization that all are Loved and Lovable. ￼
We as a Collective have made the declaration to ascend as One. Here the Buddha speaks to this:
“You have been most ambitious, in your declarations of the collective.
“Now does this mean that everybody will have laid down their guns or their hatreds?
“Well, yes it does, because there is no room where there is Love.
“It is just the antithesis where the perpetrator becomes the apologist, and the apologist becomes the accepter of their actions.
“Is there reparation? Yes there is, and it is accepted in the spirit in which it is offered with Compassion. ￼
“It doesn’t mean that there is a magic wand and you say, ‘Today everybody changes and all is forgiven.’ You know that is not the Law of Karma, even during this time of Karmic Dispensation, there is the balancing out. ￼
“But it cannot balance out until there is forgiveness, self-forgiveness, and then forgiveness of one another.
“Forgiveness does not mean forgetting, because you never want to repeat certain atrocities, but it does mean that the edge – the vicious razor’s edge – of pain is not present.
“We are capable of softening that with and for you, as you move through this transition. So it is not simply a human undertaking, we are all very much in service with you.”
With the blessing and virtue of compassion, we can, alongside the Company of Heaven, hold the vision, the highest vibration for us to become, for our enlightenment, for our Ascension, for Nova Earth. ￼
Channeling’s by Linda Dillon © 2014 Council of Love
(1) Radio Show on Compassion with the Buddha:
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