Lao Tzu, Confucius, and Quan Yin (Humility, Purity, Compassion)
[I am just learning to channel. As part of my learning practice, I chose to have conversations with particular members of the Company of Heaven. What follows are excerpts from these conversations with the portions which pertain only to removed. What remains are messages I believe are useful to all. Enjoy! — Rob]
Conversation with Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching, April 2022
Rob: Lao Tzu, I associate you with the virtue of humility. You are known for humility. I presume that you teach me about humility. How would you define it?
Lao Tzu: Humility is more of a state of being. It’s not something you strive for. It’s something you are. It’s who you are. It’s a label we give, recognizing one aspect of yourself. Humility is the deep understanding that you are one with God, with all that is, but not thinking oneself as special because of it. You ARE special, but so is everyone else. You are no different than anyone else. We’re all on the same journey together. Humility says I know who I am, and I know who you are, and we are one. We are no different.
With that knowledge comes a way of behaving. If you are no better or no worse than anyone else, do you behave differently? Of course you do. You all have something to learn from each other. By the same token, you’re all teachers for each other. Don’t worry about whether you are special or not, whether you are different, better than, less than. Just accept all as it is. It’s the way it should be, and it’s perfect.
Rob: Thank you, that’s a very clear definition.
Conversation with Confucius, paragon of Chinese philosophy, May 2022
Rob: Confucius, thank you for joining me. I associate with you the mission of helping terrestrial governments learn to govern with integrity. Is that what I am to take from you as my guide?
Confucius: Yes, that is one aspect of what I am here to teach, to share. But it’s also about purity — purity of thought, purity of intentions of you personally — and in that maintaining that within your person spills over into how you conduct yourself in the business of government.
Government cannot be pure unless the administrators who are running those processes of governance are also pure. It all begins and ends with the individual. You can only take care of yourself and in so doing the rest will take care of itself.
Rob: Thank you, Confucius. That makes a lot of sense. Is there anything else you would like to share?
Confucius: Don’t think of me, Rob, as some distant guide that you know little about. You can look up my sayings. They’re pretty common. Not all of them are correct, but much of it is … most of it is. So don’t think of me as that long lost sage, that philosopher of government. I’m as close as your breath, as they say. We can talk anytime you’d like about any topic. Just ask. Invite me to come here, and we can talk.
I so appreciate that you’ve asked today. I know there was some amount of trepidation. Perhaps that’s too strong of a word. Some reluctance, perhaps, to talk to me because you don’t know, you’re not familiar with, my teachings at the time I was embodied. But none of that matters. That was a long time ago.
And yes, the lessons that I taught then are just as valid today. It’s not necessary to study them. They’re in you. You understand all that I taught. I came to teach a particular country at the time a better way, and I was rather successful. But the world has moved on beyond that kind of thinking that was prevalent at the day.
Conversation with Quan Yin, Goddess of Compassion, June 2022
Rob: Quan Yin, you are known as the Goddess of Compassion. I’ve read a bit of your story. That’s quite a legend! We’re in the midst of a time of challenges and turmoil. How does one maintain the sense of compassion for all others in times such as this?
Quan Yin: It seems obvious to say, but just do it! It comes from a place of greater understanding of who you are and who all others are. If you recognize the divinity in others, all others, how can you not be filled with compassion? There’s no room for judgment. So the key is maintaining a focus on the bigger picture, on who you are, who they are, no matter what they’ve done, or what you think they’ve done. It’s not always clear that what you see is actually what has occurred. That’s also a truth to bear in mind.
Rob: I’m intrigued that you are often depicted as riding a dragon. What is the purpose of that?
Quan Yin: That’s just for fun! There’s no greater feeling than flying around on the back of a dragon! And you’ve imagined that you’ve joined me as we fly to the City of Light over the Chesapeake Bay. Is that not a wonderful feeling? Feeling the wind in your face and your hair.
Rob: I also read this morning that you’re the Goddess, the Patron Saint, as it were, of sailors. Interesting.
Quan Yin: Yes, Rob. Sailing is very much the same feeling as riding a dragon.
So in these days to come I encourage you — I implore you all! — hold the feeling of compassion for all that you see. More often than not, it’s not what you think. What is really going on is much bigger, much deeper than you think. You can’t hope to know what all of that is, so stop trying. Just hold the compassion in your heart for all that you see. You know full well that any revelations that come that seem like they are of a negative nature, it’s actually all positive. It has to come out. It will come out. Your job, all lightworkers jobs, is to hold the compassion, hold the sense of hope.
I know you’ve got this. We’re behind you, all of us. I look forward to our next ride on the dragon. Take care.
Rob: Thank you. Quan Yin.