2011-07-24. Sustainable Legacy
Location: Michigan, USA #170
Date: 24 Jul 2011
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
Receiver: Chris Maurus
Today we have a very different kind of message. This message is about choosing who will follow after you and how you will prepare those who follow you now. What do I mean by this? The work you are doing now (spiritual work) will one day come to an end on this planet when you graduate and leave your tabernacle of flesh and join the ranks of your new family on the morontia worlds. The spiritual work—the seeds you have planted will be left to grow without you watering and pulling the weeds. There will be a new gardener who will take over and continue the important work that you have begun. It is important how you prepare for that day when you are called to move on and how orderly you have left things to continue to function through the transition from one phase into another.
This is how we build a sustainable legacy that will continue to grow and flourish from generation to generation. The greatest institutions are the ones that have survived for generations because of careful planning by their founders. Once they realized how important their cause was and how important it is to continue this work to benefit humanity, these wise founders began to lay the ground work and create the foundations for future generations to continue that work.
With great foresight, the founders of these institutions engineered their systems to be flexible and adaptable to changing conditions, and changing societal values, for if it were not for this flexibility, future generations would quickly fall away and the original idea would fade from human memory.
This all sounds very abstract to you my friends, but what I am trying to point out here is that no matter how great or how small your contribution is to humanity, to society, to your children, to your friends, to those who you don’t even know who have been touch by your ideas, how will you prepare them to follow through with this idea you have born and will it be pure enough to sustain the test of time beyond your short life? We must care about such things, for it is the only way we can change and evolve life on this planet and move ever closer to a world where peace and harmony become the pillars of society.
Put a plan in place today for the continuance of your work that it may grow beyond your years. Don’t be afraid to let go when it is time to move on. See that all is in readiness for the transition and you may leave this world in peace knowing you have left a growing and sustainable legacy. When you come to the mansion worlds you will have the opportunity from time to time to see what has become of those seeds you have planted; the buildings which were constructed from the careful foundations that you laid, and it will be a great blessing to you, which you will experience great joy for knowing that your life was important and that you actually changed life on your native planet in some small or great way that will continue to evolve and grow from generation to generation.
Peace to you, The Circle of Seven