This post continues an earlier discussion. (1)
Yeshua teaches us fortitude is an action-oriented blessing and virtue, of courage and perseverance, strength of purpose and stamina mixed with kindness, consideration and patience.
With this blessing and virtue comes more understanding of how our ways of being are the framework and foundation for Nova Earth. Building a world that works for everyone begins with letting go of the old ways of being and embracing the New. See the Council of Love’s definition of fortitude below. (2)
Yeshua reached beyond the physical appearances of the Third Dimension during his lifetime on Gaia. He guides us as we go through our Ascension, knowing the fortitude it takes, and applauds us as we walk our paths. Yeshua spoke to us of fortitude on Heavenly Blessings, March 2013:
“What Fortitude helps you do, as I anchor it within each of your hearts this day, it allows you to step forward in spite of.
“The very act of stepping forward, not in grandiose ways, because you do not want to make your opponent feel that they need to defeat you, I learned that, but step forward in ways that eradicates, it dissolves your fear because you embrace it. You say, ‘Yes, I am afraid and I’m doing it anyway.’
“And as soon as you do Michael is with you, I am with you, Jophiel has your back. Begin in small ways to challenge your comfort zone, but do not leave yourself exposed and feeling overly vulnerable.
“So perhaps it is expressing your truth to a friend, to a colleague, and might I say this, ‘Do not take yourself too seriously.’
“When we have challenged the status quo, often we would use the tool of humor. I used stories, often parables, because it entertained. Everyone got the message, but it did not make people feel overly defensive.
“You always want to give the person you are speaking to, the situation that you are shifting, room to maneuver so they do not feel that their back is against the wall.
“That is kindness, that is consideration and that is Fortitude. It is Fortitude married to Prudence, knowing the balance, the exact measure of what to do.” (3)
As Yeshua reminded us, fortitude is balance and kindness, being in the flow, and not being too serious. He tells us gently that we, as humans on Gaia, have an addiction to being right, and fortitude is not that:
“That is where I wish to start with this discussion because in many societies on your planet, the addiction to being right is very strong and you know that is not what fortitude speaks to.
“There are times in all lives when you misstep or you turn the wrong way, or you think you turn the wrong way – and I use that word, ‘think’ for it is a mental judgment that is not of Love – or that you ‘think’ you have wandered off your path.
“Yes, of course, forgiveness comes into this in terms of your ability to forgive others, but also to forgive yourself. But what is fortitude, is that strength of character and purpose. ￼
“It is the knowing in every fiber and core of your Being, the stamina, the courage, the bravery to return to the center, not only of the heart of Love, of Mother/Father/One, but to your center and then to know that ‘the center’ and ‘your center’ have no differentiation. And that, my beloved friend, takes courage.” (4)
Fortitude, like all the blessings and virtues and Universal Laws, is about balance. When we hold a position that we are right, forgetting kindness, consideration and our Love for each other, we can get caught in the matrix of the old, not realizing how insidious this grid is.
Relationships can be damaged, countries can go to war, the matrix of an old way of being stays in place.
Fortitude is having the courage to recognize that being right is not necessarily the way to be, and if this happens, to return to the centre with forgiveness, Love and conscious awareness. Yeshua continues on:
“So I wanted to begin that discussion of fortitude by making this distinction, that fortitude does not always mean that you are right.
“Righteousness most certainly does not mean that you are always right, but it is a passion, it is a drive and it is such a deep sense of commitment to complete and to do what you have promised in your heart, your mind, your soul contract to do.
“Being upon your planet, even as I have walked thousands of years ago, is not an easy task. Let me play with you. Think about it. I am not just human. I am the embodiment – the Son – of the Mother/Father One. How much easier could my journey be?
“Go to Earth, tell people to Love one another. Show them how to do it and practice it. There might be some people against you and they might even be vehement and kill you, but no matter because I am an Eternal Spirit, I will simply return home. So how hard could that be?
“And I laugh with you and I cry with you because sometimes we can make light of our journey, that simple soul contract, that task that I undertook on behalf of the Mother that was so difficult.
“Yes, it allowed me to be the expression of who I was and who I AM, but even in that there was family conflict even as a child. ‘Yeshua, must you be so outspoken? Can you not simply listen to the Rabbi’s teachings instead of correcting them? Everyone in the village thinks you are conceited and full of yourself, arrogant.’
“And of course I would listen to these criticisms, but I would know that I did not have thousands of years to reach people, only a handful like you. And I was so clear on what it was that I was to do and what I wished to accomplish, not just in service to the Mother, but because it was meaningful and important in the human, worldly sense.
“I could see the pain and the suffering of my people because they had forgotten about Love. Many of them had fallen into the belief system of a thundering, painful, punishing God.
“So here I was with a new message trying to heal the hearts and then to spread that message all over the world when many did not think I should speak outside my faith. But the faith was in One and it was available to all.
“And so yes, I practiced Fortitude, and I put one foot in front of another, and I also had my human experience. I had my Beloved One, my marriage with the Magdalena and that required Fortitude on both of our parts.
“She did not marry me blindly but with full understanding on both our parts of what lay ahead. Yet we proceeded because even the demonstration of our Love, our ability to create and co-create was important to show.
“I practiced Fortitude with the death of my little son and in so many ways, although I knew he had returned home, it broke our heart and we felt that in some ways we had been forgotten or ignored.
“Now I do not bring this up to make you cry. I bring it up because I know the challenges, the difficulties, the tests as you have thought of them, that so many of you have faced and are facing because what you are doing is creating entirely a new face of the planet.” (5)
Our mission as lightworkers is to bring Heaven to Earth in the creation of Nova Earth — we are here to bring Love to Earth or as Yeshua was told: “Go to Earth, tell people to Love one another. Show them how to do it and practice it.”
As he said, how hard could that be?!
We are finding the matrix of the old ways, stays in place when we do not recognize the insidious patterns caught up in ways of being such as being right.
Our work can be simple if we allow the divine qualities, the Universal Laws and the understandings of the growth patterns within the dimensions, to be our framework, our foundation for building the New.
As within so without, when we understand we are Nova Earth — Love, Peace and Joy in form — here to build a world that works for everyone, we can accomplish this with ease and grace.
To read the connected Universal Law, Chakra and Dimension post go here:
Channelled by Linda Dillon © 2014 Council of Love
(1) “The Universal Law of Within & Without / Above & Below, the 3rd Chakra, the 3rd Dimension & Fortitude with Yeshua” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/01/28/universal-law-within-without-3rd-chakra-3rd-dimension-fortitude-yeshua/.
(2) The Council of Love’s definition of fortitude:
“Courage in all forms, endurance, the ability to keep going forward when others cease and give up. The virtue of pathfinders.
“Strength of purpose. Stamina in all senses. Know that patience is a part of fortitude. Fortitude is the encompassing of forbearance and forbearance is indeed a quality that requires patience and forward movement with stamina.
“Fortitude is strength of character and purpose and it is the knowing in every fiber and core of your Being, not that you are right but that you go forward no matter what.”
From Linda Dillon, The Great Awakening, 2012, at http://www.mcssl.com/store/col/books/the-great-awakening-the-ultimate-primer-soft-cover-book.
(3) “Fortitude on Heavenly Blessings with Yeshua” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/03/18/transcript-jesus-talks-about-fortitude-on-heavenly-blessings-2/.
(4) Loc. cit.
(5) Loc. cit.