Uteah: “You cannot acquire self-mastery without fully acknowledging self-responsibility. Self-mastery equates remaining in self-control—no matter what. It also implies that you are willing to take the full responsibility for your thoughts, feelings, and deeds.
“When you look at what is happening in the outer world, it is very obvious that, by blaming everyone and everything but yourself for your lack of self-control, you are adding to this lack—rather than remedying it.
“Jesus did not engage in pointing the finger at others to refute His portion of responsibility—not for the problem, but for its solution. Your freewill is a powerful engine for inner change when deliberately engaged toward positive outcomes.
“A Master grows into one—even Jesus did. It is not an honorary title but an honorable one earned through personal efforts. You earn your black belt in Self-Mastery by undergoing a battery of severe emotional tests that repeatedly try your patience. Indeed, many of you can resist their first angry impulses, but, over time, how many can refrain from slapping the pestering fly that trespasses in their auric field—assigning it all blame for its untimely demise?
“Dear ones, by viewing your challenges as parts of your Teaching Faculty, you will tackle them more eagerly and with less resistance. Indeed, they teach you hand-on how to act ‘responsibly.’
“Jesus is the Prince of Peace because He embodies it. "Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy; it does not boast: it is not proud: it is not rude; it is not self-seeking; it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. " (1 Corinthians 13:4–8a) Which part of that course are you currently working on?”