“Look about your own existence, your own home. Look at your possessions. What good are they to you? Once you leave the material you cannot take them with you. The only thing one can take with them, when they leave the material manifestation, is the good deeds, the love, and the concern that they have had for others. These are the garlands; these are the jewels. This is the crown that sits upon the head, and this is what you will have to wear when you enter the new world or the new land or the next consciousness, and if you do not have those jewels, those crowns, those garlands, then there are areas which will not be accessible to you, and hopefully, you will have at least one thing that will allow you entrance to that area you truly seek.”
Remember, The Council is not saying that we should not have material possessions. They are not saying that at all. We have a right to all of the wonderful things that this world has to offer. They are saying remember who and what you truly are and what your true purpose in life is: To be the most loving and caring soul that you can be, to be a living image of the Divine Creator of all.
“Spiritual growth is not a way of life that asks you to do without, but it is a way of life that asks you to give so that there is a greater room within to receive. Matter, creation, life, the earth, is in existence because of a consciousness. Your life is in existence because of a consciousness that you have. Matter can be looked upon as the effects and consciousness is the cause. To change your life into something more positive filled with greater joy and peace, change your consciousness ever so little, if that is the best that you can do, and your life will improve, your happiness will be assured, your joy and your peace will be yours."