A special thanks to Barbara and Andrew, who sent us their entire audiotape collections of Heavenly Blessings and An Hour with an Angel.
They brought our holdings to an estimated 90% of the shows. (I discovered large caches of them on my own external hard drives as well.)
That was a big help, you two.
Many people pointed out to us that the galactics likely have the programs. True, but who knows how long it might be before we’re able to access them from that source.
We have around 300 audio files now. I believe Linda would have done just around that number of shows. (But some of my holdings are duplicates.)
Why am I telling you this? Who the heck cares?
Because I want to use what happened to illustrate how you can discover a facet of your mission in the “normal” course of affairs. I’m about to describe how I found a hidden and forgotten side of myself, reawakened by this project.
Let me tell you (A) how this adventure unfolded and (B) my own history of collecting as proof of a forgotten preoccupation.
(A) Kathleen started this round of activity with a request for the audiofiles associated with the teaching of the universal laws. I told her I was way too busy with really important stuff (the delegations, accountability) – grump, grump, grump – to stop and find the files right now.
But I did start thinking about what it would take to find them.
And starting to think about the discovery and retrieval of files began to exercise a pull on me. And soon I found that I loved everything about this project. I didn’t know why, but there was a terrific draw. I looked upon this as a pleasurable vasana.
And then, suddenly, an entirely-forgotten side of myself came alive and into view – the historian, archivist, configuration-management professional. (1) This persona is the inveterate collector, organizer, and preserver of things. I love doing that. (2)
(B) If we really love to do something, we should be able to find a history of it, right? Let me share a little of mine.
As a young child, I went from one collection to another – from making dinosaur dioramas to playing with soldiers made of poker chips to building a model airport. I lived in my imagination.
I had a chance to act out my impulses. As an historian at the National Museum of Man, I began a collection of contemporary artifacts depicting life in the years 1973-74. When I left, it was the Museum’s largest collection.
I had collections of books so large that, when a friend from Ottawa asked me to come and pick some up I’d left with him, I found, to my astonishment, that the boxes filled an entire bedroom to eye level.
Then I remembered that I’d had floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in my Ottawa basement, all full. Other people bought houses; I guess I bought books. (They were much cheaper then too.)
I went from technology to technology, in word processing and computing – from handwritten 3×5 cards to external hard drives, all full of quotes.
With the advent of the Internet, I was very soon making dictionaries of quotations on a wide range of subjects. (2) I love to do this. This is not work.
So I love collecting. And finding and retrieving these files really connected with it. OK, Steve, so what?
Well, the so-what is I predict that, if you love something as madly as I love collecting, organizing, and preserving, then I’m willing to bet a red-and-blue toy soldier that that is part of your mission.
You’ve heard the Divine Mother through Linda Dillon say again and again, if it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it. Here she is, for example, on one occasion, making the point:
“Does it bring joy to your heart? Does it ignite that wonderful smile in your tummy? Does it make your feet tap, wanting to get going? Does it feel like love? Does it feel that you could take this project, whatever it is, and show it to me in full confidence and pride that this is something that you are offering yourself, each other, and the multiverse, the omniverse.
“Now, if it does not give you that feeling, then set it aside. Go on to the next idea. Because the inspiration that you are being flooded with — and I mean each and every one of you – [means] you are not in a lull. You are overwhelmed with ideas. So go to the next one, and say, all right, is this the one that makes my heart sing? And it may be a multitude of steps.
“Do what feels like unbridled joy.” (3)
Working on this project has been that kind of foot-tapping, love-to-get-up-in-the-morning experience for me.
If I follow my bliss, my heart, the Mother says, I’ll be right on target with my mission.
I’ll need to write a collecting, organizing, and storing component (historical and archival work) into my next tour of duty because I absolutely love it and will miss it if I don’t. If it isn’t a part of my mission, I hereby make it so. (4)
Thank you again, Barbara, Andrew, and Kathleen, for being part of this project and helping to awaken a dormant part of myself.
(1) A Configuration Management professional keeps track of the document, software, and hardware baselines and changes to them on complex projects.
(2) I found it interesting when Suzanne Spooner’s source said, in 2011: “Being the organizer of great teachings is your purpose.” (Divine Love through Suzanne Spooner to Steve Beckow, June 3, 2011.) That becomes clearer in retrospect. Future proves past.
(2) Fill yer boots! See Welcome to Nova Earth at https://goldengaiadb.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
(3) “The Divine Mother Blesses Nova Earth Day, Feb. 14, 2013,” at https://goldenageofgaia.com/building-nova-earth-toward-a-world-that-works-for-everyone/nova-earth-day/the-divine-mother-blesses-nova-earth-day-feb-14-2013/.
(4) You can bet your boots that Michaelangelo & Partners will have a fully-staffed historical and archival department. The technology will again change dramatically (many times) but someone has to keep a record of this Ascension. And I’ll gladly take on that task.
And this time (as opposed to 1973/74 at the NMM) I’ll have the funding for it.