Sunday, October 4, 2015
In this quote from William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, they explain how to deal with a situation where you have attempted to make amends for a wrong that you have committed but the other party does not wish to give forgiveness to you.
Questioner: The subject of forgiveness. If you have wronged someone and you have made reparations for it, your wrong to that person, and that person has not forgiven you, are you still held to that, even though you have forgiven yourself?
The Council: If you in total honesty and truthfulness have made restitution to that person to the best of your ability, without, again, there are some situations where a person who has been wronged will never feel they have had enough restitution made to them.
But if you have justly made restitution to that individual and they refuse to forgive you, that is their problem, not yours. You must be concerned with how honest were you in making your restitution. How much did you try sincerely to make reparations for?
You have got to remember, you would have had to first forgive yourself in order to be able to say you did wrong and then try to make restitution for it. Again, we are talking about true, sincere restitution, not a superficial act, that is pacifying and only pacifying.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Here we have William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, telling us how to treat people we meet.
Questioner: William LePar said that spiritually successful people can look at anybody and see some goodness in them. And sometimes you look at somebody and you know in your mind that you are both made by the same Creator, but beyond that there is nothing to see.
The Council: Well, if you can see that, that is a start. There are some individuals it is very hard to see any good in them. There are some individuals other than just knowing that they were made by the same Creator that made you is the best you can do. From that point on it is positive thinking or hopeful thinking. Do you understand?
Questioner: Yes, kind of.
The Council: Sometimes it is necessary to give a person the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes it requires a number of times, but the thing you must remember is when you give a person like that the benefit of the doubt, you may be surprised one of these times they may prove that they were worthy of your benefit of the doubt. There are some people that just takes a little longer to get started. Then, of course, there are always those that will never get started. With those, move on.
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Friday, September 4, 2015
The following discussion between a SOL researcher and William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, answers an interesting question: What is more important having faith or doing good works as a method of growing spiritually?
Questioner: This sort of skirts that faith versus works issue that a lot of churches debate. Can you have faith without works? Are you saved by faith or are you saved by works?
The Council: Oh, we hear a lot of religious rhetoric.
Questioner: Well, we just saw the movie "Luther."
The Council: If you have faith, you are going to have works. If you have works, you eventually will have faith. Are we dodging your question?
The Council: One cannot go without the other. One cannot be without the other. It is just a question of which is going to come first with the individual. It is like changing yourself. As it was mentioned earlier, garbage in, garbage out. Good in, good out. If you do not have faith, doing things of a goodly nature will stimulate that faith. Having faith will stimulate good deeds. You cannot have one without the other. It is just a question which will manifest first with an individual. Does that answer the question?
Questioner: Yes, it just makes me wonder why religious people have been arguing about this off and on for hundreds of years?
Thursday, August 20, 2015
In this discussion between a researcher and William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, they explain that our actions can demonstrate to others what we believe more so that talk.
Questioner: Back to this idea of bravery and standing up for what you believe in. When there are beliefs that you hold strongly and everybody else around you does not, but you can see that they would be beneficial if the other people did, does that come with time when you know when it is right to speak out about it or are you committing a sin of omission by not speaking out about it?
The Council: Sometimes we speak louder simply by our actions. The strongest voice you could have is your actions. Sometimes the weakest voice is talking about it. Let your life be your voice. Let your life be your example. Others will see. They will probably choose your advice much quicker by seeing you live it than by you talking to them about it. Of course, if they ask you a question, naturally you will give them an answer. You see?
Questioner: The truth, you will give them the truth.
The Council: Yes, of course.
Questioner: I was just wondering because there have been a couple times when Bill has said don't bring yourself any unnecessary grief about mentioning some things to other people. Say, for example, my pastor at church.
The Council: That is true. Why create yourself any unnecessary problems? Live your life. You do not have to tell people what your beliefs are. Live them. They will see it, but they will see it in a way that they can understand. Words sometimes can be confrontational.
If you live what you profess to believe, you eliminate the sermons, thereby eliminating the misunderstanding or the offensive words because of ignorance on the part of some people.
Friday, August 7, 2015
This is the second part of a discussion between SOL's research group and William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, where they talk about developing a more loving attitude towards family, friends and acquaintances.
Questioner: You were talking about the heart and how cold we are with the heart. OK, so if we want to change. How do we develop good attitudes to start opening up our heart?
The Council: Take advantage of what is around you. If someone loves you, return that love and more, in any way that is necessary. Seek out to make your partner happy. Seek out to make your mate happy. Seek out to make your family happy.
One other remark to what we have just said. Do not always rely on the person you are giving this love to to be totally honest with you in regards to your shortcomings. You may think you are giving enough love, and you may ask that person, "Are you happy?" And in order to be kind, they may say yes when there is great pain still there. Keep that in mind. Make sure the love you give is a love of quality, and we might add, to insure your profitable return, not only quality but quantity. Very well.
Questioner: And this just does not apply to like a spouse or family but in everyday life?
The Council: It applies to anything and everything. We addressed it specifically to interacting with another individual, but it is a principle that can be applied to all, all relationships.
Questioner: So, for example, when you continue to be kind, as another word for loving, to someone say at work and they just continually hurt you or don't return it or just nasty. How do you keep it up?
The Council: Well, if someone is just a sour apple, you try to sweeten it a little. In a case, in a situation like that, if they are not willing to accept the sweetness, then take your energies some place else and allow them to indulge themselves in their own negativity. Now there is a situation with individuals that you work [with] or casual acquaintances where yes, make an effort, but do not allow those people who are negative to draw you into their own negativity by occupying all your energy and time so that you cannot give it to others that will benefit from it. Let them stew in their own sour grapes after you have offered to help, to give.
All you can do is offer charity, we are using "charity" now in the strictest of Biblical senses which incorporates all the forms of love, not charity as far as necessarily as just giving to the poor. Be charitable to all individuals, but those who do not appreciate that charity, then shake the dust from your sandals and move on. Sometimes that is the best you can do. Possibly in the future they may remember that kindness and seek it out again.
Questioner: Council, you said you should try to seek out or seek making your loved ones happy. Is there an order to that, an order of responsibility? For instance, me, my mother would be the first order and then on down the line. Is that the way you should approach it?
The Council: In all life there is an order, there is an avenue by which you must travel, that which is most important to what is least important.
One has to decide priorities and hope that their decision is appropriate or correct. Those who truly love and in your case, as an example, those who would truly love you will understand the order. Do you understand?
Questioner: Right. So, if I had to tend to somebody else's needs first, the other person, who also loves me, should understand, if I am doing it right, the order of responsibility?
The Council: That is right. You see, it is a matter of loving and then loving in return. It is giving both sides. Those who love, the ones that are giving them love, must understand that there is a priority in life, and if they truly love the one that loves them, then they understand this priority and will encourage that priority. Unless the priority is the individual who is to encourage, then that individual should step aside as an additional act of love, allowing that individual then to give more freely in other areas. Is that clear?
Questioner: Would that be like an example of parents letting their child go out into the world when they really don't want to, they want to protect them, but they kind of push them out into the world because they know it is better for them or they know they have to learn?
The Council: Yes. That does not mean that your parents love you any the less. They are giving you your freedom, and that is the same with loving. If the person who is priority on your list to love, if they willfully step out of that position, it is an additional act of love on their part. Not a rejection. There a dilemma may rise up. What do you do? Well, if you are lucky enough to be in a situation like that, you will be in a situation to love more than just one priority. So you cannot lose when you are dealing with love.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
To begin this two-part series we have the following opening statement by William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, talking about the state of the world in general. I think that most of us are loving and caring people who would quickly reach out to others in need. However, all of us know people who would not. The Council is pointing out how they and we can grow even greater in our loving relationships.
The Council: We will start with an opening statement.
Mankind, at this present time, exists in an ice age of the heart. We will repeat that. An ice age of the heart. In your world today, there are the users and the used. The common denominator with this lifestyle is loneliness, again, the common denominator is loneliness. Man has not learned that his only source of happiness is in his ability to love. There is no loneliness when one chooses to love, and if you have been blessed with a love or a great love, where loneliness does not exist within you, you are experiencing the best and most perfect of loves. Be ever grateful, be ever grateful. Be sure that you are giving as much as you are receiving. Be sure that if your loneliness has been taken away by the one you love, make sure that that individual also is absent of loneliness. This necessitates then you loving more than what you are presently giving. How sad man will exist in this ice age of the heart. The terrain will become more hazardous, more dangerous, and darkness will become even darker. This will continue to those who refuse to love, their hearts will be frozen to the point where it cannot be thawed out. They will choose everlasting state of the ice age of the heart. Those who venture forth from this dark, bleak time and begin to give of themselves will rise above that into spring meadows and warm sunshine. They will resurrect themselves above the coldness of man's world. They will be reborn into the springtime of eternity.
Questioner: Why would a person choose not to love?
The Council: That befuddles us. We should be asking man or mankind why he chooses not to love. The reasons are as numbered as there are individuals. There is no real answer to that question other than selfishness which then creates loneliness which then creates desolation of the soul. Does that answer the question?
Questioner: Yes. Now it is a conscious choice, right?
The Council: Well, whenever one does something unloving, it is a conscious choice at one level or another or at many levels. Some people are nasty, being so, fully conscious. Others are nasty because there are underpinnings that surface in the conscious mind that make them react unkindly or unlovingly towards a given situation. And that occurs because they have not put in those things that raise the spirit. Do you understand?
Questioner: You said that we didn't put in the things that helped the spirit. Are you saying like garbage in, garbage out?
The Council: Very accurate. Very accurate. You can only be, you can only reach, you can only see what you have put in to yourself. Do you understand that?
Questioner: Yeah, but even then we are still quite capable of blocking that, even all the good that comes in?
The Council: Put enough of it in, and you will succeed. If you think that you can put so much in and you still do things that should not be done, then you have not put enough goodness in. You have not pushed yourself enough. You have not eaten of the banquet set before you. You have chosen to eat artificial food that looks as good as the banquet, but gives no sustenance to the soul.
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We are repeating the closing portion of the previous posting so that we can complete the discussion of Helping those in Need.
Questioner: Yes. Fix your own plumbing.
The Council: The question is: Why doesn't the plumber do that?
Questioner: Because it is easier to ignore your own plumbing and glorify yourself by fixing other people's plumbing.
Questioner: He is out after the almighty dollar, that's why.
The Council: Think about what YOU people have said. You see, you truly do have the answers. Possibly, once in awhile, some of you may need your knowledge jarred a little. We told you in the beginning, there is no secret. This Divine Creator loves you so deeply and so personally that nothing is hidden from you. Consequently, we cannot tell you a secret, since they do not exist. The best that we can do is try to get you to think, to remember, and to re-evaluate yourselves. Very well. Does that answer the question sufficiently?
Questioner: Yes, it does, for me.
Questioner: Do I understand it right then in the understanding that through your own thoughts and acts of love that you come to realize in your Subconscious that you are a child of God? Is that the way to understanding that?
The Council: Yes. Yes. A very simple answer to the problem, isn't it? Start performing acts of love; start accepting people as they are; and make that a lifestyle; make it a lifestyle. Oh, it is true, there are times that you will have to force yourself to be loving, to be accepting, to do things that are considered charitable or loving. That is not what is important. What is important is that you make it a practice, and as you practice it more and more, you begin to develop that consciousness within the Subconscious, and the more that consciousness is developed, the easier the higher you can reach across that crevasse and touch the conscious you, and once that point, that contact, is made you have come to the end of your journey and your rewards are laid before you.
Questioner: When you made the statement, "the poor and starving are means to the common man's success," are you talking about spiritual success?
The Council: Yes. We hardly would advocate the sorrows and pain of others for financial success of anyone.
Questioner: No, I thought perhaps that you might be referring to that because of man's drive for power is what causes the poor and starving masses. I just wanted to clarify that that is what you were talking about.
The Council: The problem is there are two quests in life, two quests in life: the quest of love and the quest of power. You cannot quest for both. They are the opposite ends of the pole, and one destroys the other. Ultimately, one will win and that is absolute. We feel that it would only be wise to go with the winning side. There are poor in the world, there will be poor in the world, but this is the avenue for the common man to grow spiritually, not at the expense of the poor, but at his own expense. It is an expense that he should joyfully accept. And we are not necessarily talking about financial expense either.
For more on William LePar and The Council see www.WilliamLePar.com