Each blessing and virtue is Infinite and Eternal, the perfect balance of the Mother’s Blessing, Ability, Movement, Vibration and the Virtue, the Sense of the Father, the frequency born of the stillness.
February 2013, Saint Bernadette, from her perspective as a young girl in human form, then later as a woman, taught us the Divine Blessing and Virtue of Prudence through channel for the Council of Love, Linda Dillon.
Bernadette told us she was:
“A woman who chose her path despite many obstacles.” (1)
She said that when she began to share with her sister, and then with her good friend, Marie France, that she was seeing a “Lady” (the Mother), not only were they afraid, but they thought she was crazy.
Bernadette went on to say we have experienced much the same thing with our Ascension process, telling those around us we are going “to shift dimensions, take care of each other, and lift everyone up out of the poverty, in every sense of the word, of the human existence.”
Many have thought we are crazy when we say we are going to be prudent in our actions, not only with ourselves but with one another, that we are not going interfere with the another’s journey but be there as support and sometimes the observer.
true to our sacred selves,
we are practicing not only prudence
but also temperance, BALANCE and moderation.
Bernadette says a quality of prudence is knowing when to say something and when to keep quiet:
“To know exactly where to place the word, where to place the energy, where to place the look in the eye, the smile on your lips, the touch of the hand, that is encouragement, not theft.
“When to stay still and understand, that in that quietude you are holding the energy for the person or the group that you are working with.
“That this is something that they need to proceed with, that they are perhaps not quite ready to hear, or that it is something that they need to discover for themselves.”
She teaches us that giving others the opportunity to discover something for themselves is often overlooked and underrated.
Bernadette gives the example of a small child wanting to understand how an object works, sitting, staring at it, maybe bringing it into the mouth, until it has the concept of what it is.
Upon discovery that it doesn’t taste good, the child will probably avoid putting in its mouth again.
She says we discover our BALANCE
by trying and she is here to help us.
We may have found balance in the past, receiving helpful instruction learning to skate, ride a bicycle or ski.
The same with our sacred journey, there is much information available.
That moment, when we finally find
our centre of BALANCE
on our sacred journey,
everything clicking into place
may bring back memories of learning a sport.
BALANCE is not something that can be taught, and even when the instructor demonstrates time and time again, it only happens when it occurs for us.
With the Ascension process, all energy and all focus has been on the Love and on the heart, but Saint Bernadette says with prudence, the focus is on the Halion chakra, which is at the bottom of our rib cage — our connection our star brothers and sisters, not only above, but all around us — and the siroun chakra which is the high heart.
When we are
opening both these centres
— above and below the heart centre —
we are allowing the heart without interference,
to come into BALANCE, into that place of moderation.
Moderation, Bernadette says, is not a popular notion, particularly in western civilization.
But she says, in the anchoring of Nova Being and Nova Earth, moderation is necessary, because in moderation there is no high drama. She also says Ascension does not mean that there are not moments of incredible excitement.
When Bernadette saw “the Lady” there was great excitement in her heart, mind and body. She said her body felt like it was on fire.
She says excitement is “absolutely wondrous,” akin to the virtues of awe and joy, and with prudence being the place of moderation, the balancing between the fire and the healing waters, it is “not blasé” at all.
Bernadette goes on to say the practice of each of the blessings and virtues is not a matter of feeling that we are intuitive or that we are blessed in some extraordinary way. She explains they are:
not so much expansion as anchoring,
that anchoring is the expansion.
Our sacred journeys can seem long, hard, difficult, discouraging, but when we are practicing prudence, prudence is BALANCE.
Prudence is checking our self.
When we are doing something,
it is very important that we take into account our self.
An example would be the preparation of a meal. Often we cook too much food and then we eat too much. Bernadette asks us if this is prudence?
She says we act this way often from a sense of wanting security, that when we are eating it can be social, maybe also a celebration, sacred time, and for many families it is the only time for sitting together, gathering together.
One of the ways we can practice prudence is to look at the food and say,
“Now is this truly prudence and balance and moderation or am I overdoing it? Am I wasting food?
“Am I cooking for tomorrow? Is this ridiculous or is this what we need for the day?”
Then Bernadette reminds us that we have a tendency to fly into blame of self, taking responsibility for something that we have done or not done, feeling the guilt and shame, and we go on and on and on, not necessarily to whoever we have offended or mistreated, but to our self.
She says that this is not balance, moderation, temperance or prudence.
The virtue of prudence is to acknowledge where we have gone awry,
to look at it, then to do whatever repair work is necessary
— including, especially, letting it go —
apologizing to our self, the Universe,
whomever we have harmed,
then to proceed.
It is not to dwell on it day after day after day, saying to our selves,
“I made a mistake. I can never go on.”
That is not prudent, that is not kindness.
The blessing and virtue of prudence is to bring prudence
to the practical level, how we live our daily life.
Here is a practical example she gives us:
Is it prudent to spend $300 on a pair of jeans, or not?
Are we thinking these jeans will last me a lifetime and we are giving our self a treat?
Bernadette reminds us we are here to examine our motivations and that when we live in that place of BALANCE we feel better.
In that place of BALANCE is inspiration.
We are going to feel we are exactly where we need to be
and that everything needed will show up in perfect Divine Timing.
Bernadette says the reward of prudence — “it is not prudence for prudence sake” — is that it leads us to a place where we feel we are not living in scarcity and not living in drama.
She also suggests that a $300 pair of jeans is drama.
Bernadette says she wishes to be one who helps us. She explains when she was within the cocoon of her family, even after the visions, but particularly beforehand, although they were very poor and there was rarely enough, there was a very strong component of faith.
She said that the faith and trust that was embedded within her from her mother and father was very strong.
There was an acknowledgement that although they did not have the riches of many in society, they had other richness, and that sustained them.
They did not look to the sacred beloved Mother or the Father as some distant deity, but someone who helped them out on a daily basis.
When Bernadette first began to see “the Lady” she said, “It was so beautiful, magnificent, not just her beauty, but the light that filled her and then filled me, what I have described as the sacred fire.”
She said it gave her no choice but to continue on. . .
Many called her a very stubborn child and they wished her to recant what she was saying because such visitations by the Mother do not happen to “a young, poor child who has no stature, who has no place, no claim in society.”
Bernadette said they were very rough with her and quite cruel, but that she has long since forgiven them, and even did so at the time.
She said she could not betray “the Lady,” could not lie, and she knew despite the fact that no one else could see what she was seeing or hear the messages that she was hearing, that she could not deny this precious gift.
This was the only gift, other than her family, that she was ever given.
When “the Lady” instructed her to dig in the mud, even eat the mud and the grass that grew from this spring, they thought that she was becoming deeply psychotic.
‘Psychotic’ was not a word used in those times, but they threatened if she continued, they would simply lock her up, put her away in an asylum — Bernadette said that the asylums for the insane at that time were nothing like we have today — and still she could not deny what she saw.
She said she was stubborn, had fortitude, and this is what many of us are finding we have as we go through our Ascension journey into the higher realms.
Finally, and quite quickly, the proof came for Bernadette from the mud in the form of a spring, water that flowed, and healed others.
Bernadette says each of us are truly facing this dilemma that she had. Where is the proof and she says we are asking our selves,
How can we do this work without any external evidence?
This is one of the reasons why the Council of Love has asked us to focus on the Divine Bessings and Virtues — “the proofs, the landmarks, the markers have become internal rather than external” — that this is something new for us to learn.
This is Nova Being.
We are learning a new way of measuring proof
and it is within.
When Bernadette had this proof within her, she would rather die, rather be locked away, than deny what she knew to be true.
She could not deny what she knew, and she says, neither can we.
in the moderation and the balance,
we will find the joy.
She said in her life with her visitations of “the Lady,” and her life that followed, and her life with each of us — “because do not think that my life, my existence is over, it is not” — she finds enormous joy, this gladness of her heart and this is something she would like us to bring forth in our life.
So often prudence is seen in the way of denial, and she says that is the old way.
Prudence is not denial.
Prudence is being in the BALANCE of our joy — and doing —
not just thinking or holding faith and trust,
but doing what brings us joy.
Bernadette gives us her blessings, each and every one of us, and also reminds us that all water is healing water, that when we say a prayer to the Mother and ask her to bless our water — to turn it into the sacred healing waters — that request and that prayer is always heard, and as we sip that water, she says she is with us.
In closing, Bernadette wishes us to know
that she knows what it is to have our faith tested
and she encourages us to be strong,
to find our BALANCE.
(1) St. Bernadette Discusses Prudence: the First Gift of the 13 Blessings and Virtues, February 5, 2013, channeled by Linda Dillon for the Council of Love, http://counciloflove.com/2013/02/st-bernadette-discusses-prudence-the-first-gift-of-the-13-blessings-virtues/
All quotes from same source.
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