Greetings to you all, fellow pilgrims on the Path of Light! I am Merlin, the Master Teacher of this one called Rose, my beloved companion in this lifetime. I come tonight from the world of Spirit, where there is love, peace, and blessings eternal. It has been many weeks since I have been given the opportunity to speak to you in this fashion, and I am pleased that Rose has found a few moments on this beautiful Monday evening to sit with me. It is often difficult for her to find the time. There are many obligations that often take precedence. This does not anger or annoy me–never think it! Your spirit teachers understand that you are human beings having a physical incarnation, and this means that you must contend with many challenges and many distractions that vie for your attention. But beloved, divine brothers and sisters, never neglect the connection you have to your own divine self! I am humbled to work with my beautiful Rose, and all of your own spirit teachers and loved ones feel the same way. We wish to be of service, now and always, and we wait patiently for you to call on us. We never feel neglected, but your own soul, your own spirit, needs nurturing so that it can continue to grow, blossom, and move further into the blessed Light of Understanding. This Light only comes when you are willing and able to connect regularly with your higher self and the Divine in meditation, contemplation, and prayer. It is never a bother to me, or to any of your spirit teachers, to work with you at any moment. We are ready, always, to assist you. All you need to do is make the effort to connect with us. It is a small task. And your connection to your own inner divine self is even more important! This must become a priority to you if you hope to advance, learn, and grow!
Let me give you an example. If you were injured, you would need to nurse your wounded body back to health. This may entail sitting or resting for extended periods of time to allow your body to mend. You would do this, would you not, because your health was at stake? Yes, of course you would! Now understand, beloved ones, that your spiritual health is also at stake! You must make time for this! You must make it a priority! It is vital to your evolution as a spiritual being. How can you expect to learn anything new, or to take further steps in your growth, if you never concentrate on this task? Does a houseplant grow into a beautiful tree if you do not water it or set its pot in sunlight? Of course not, and most of you would never neglect your plants! Why, then, is it acceptable to neglect your personal spiritual development, when your soul, your spirit, thirsts for knowledge and understanding? Do not abuse yourself this way, my dear friends! Do yourselves the justice and show yourselves the love you deserve by making the time, every day, to connect within yourself to Creator, and to sit in meditation with your teachers to bring you further in your enlightenment.
“But Merlin,” you may say–and yes, I hear you say it, even now!–”I have so many things to do. The children; the spouse; the parent; the job; the neighbor; the pet; the houseplant! These things must all take precedence over myself.” No, dear one–they take precedence because you do not love yourself enough to put yourself first. It is all well and good to say, “Oh, I come first. I always make time for myself” as many in your culture and society do. But it’s quite another to actually promise yourself this time and to follow through on that promise. But, beloved souls, this is the only way that you can commune with the Divine on the most intimate, personal level possible, the means by which the Divine brings wisdom and illumination. Five minutes is enough if it is all you have, but thirty is better. Do not neglect yourself, your true self, that which is your soul, a moment longer. You are waiting!!
It gives me great pleasure, dear ones, to be of service to you in this way. I love you all and hope that my message tonight will help you to understand just how precious each of you are: to your guides and teachers; to all of your loved ones on the other planes of existence; to the bright angels that are the servants of humanity; but, most of all, to Creator, the Infinite Love that consumes and sustains us all.
I take my leave. I send you all blessings and wish you peace and infinite understanding in this great quest called life.