Little Owl Spiritual Messages from Shirley Humphreys-Battie

Enoch's Advice

Enoch: “We’re going to talk about talents and skills.

“How often do you consider what talents and what skills you have? All so often you look at your failings and where you think you could improve.  So often you look on yourself in a negative sense. I am too fat or I am too thin, or I wish this or I wish that about your form. There is always a tendency also to do this with the abilities that you have. How many of you say “Ooh I couldn’t do that” or “I’m not capable of that” or “So and so is better than I am at doing that sort of thing”, and so you downgrade yourself.

“We are asking that in your life, that you upgrade yourself, and look within you to see what skills do you have, what talents have you now? What talents and gifts did you have when you were growing up? How many of them have fallen by the wayside? All these questions you can ask yourselves. We would like you to consider your talents and your gifts.  They do not have to be large or of worldwide importance. Your talent might simply be being considerate to others or showing kindness, feeling love. They don’t have to be that you are very artistic, or an amazing speaker, or anything of that nature. Your talents also are in the small things. These small things are the things that matter to those around you, providing you use those talents. If you do not use them, then you are of no help to another, for it remains within. Have you given this any thought?

“The other thing we would like you to do in your life is to look for and seek out the talents in others, and when you find them, as you surely will, make sure that the other person is commended on that talent, even for something as small as ‘My goodness you have a wonderful smile.’ A smile is a talent. Not all have that talent, or not all think to use it. So when you seek and discover a talent, no matter how small or large, make positive comment on it to that person. This will give them confidence in themselves where perhaps it was needed. It will lighten their day.

“Many of you go around saying ‘What can I do to change the world?’, ‘How can I make a difference?’ We say it is in the small things, as well as the large things, that make a difference. You can transform a person’s day by the right comments. We are not asking you to tell lies, or to overly flatter when it is not true, but simply seek and find the good in others, the little sparkle of wonder that is in another being and give voice to it, not simply think it. Many of you think ‘oh isn’t that person clever’ or ‘don’t they look good’ ‘haven’t they dressed well etc., But if you only think and it is not verbally passed on it does not make a difference to that other person.

“Now many of you are thinking ‘There are many on this planet who already think too much of themselves’, and maybe you will add to their ego by commenting on the good that they have. You know those who go around saying how wonderful they are, are usually those who do not think a lot of themselves. They voice those things in compensation for their lack of confidence and trust in themselves. Can you see the truth in these words? You see we too are only speaking of things that you already know, and because you already know them this itself is also a talent, of having learnt so much and recognising the truth in things. That is a talent as well.”

Paul: “It’s sometimes difficult building up courage to speak out to the other person, for fear of their judgment on what you have to say regarding them, how could you overcome this?”

Enoch: “Worried about their judgment?  Surely if you are speaking honestly and with sincerity and you are bringing out what is of advantage to them they will not object and will be pleased. What you are worried about is whether another might feel you are flattering them with an ulterior motive. Surely you can find the words to show that there is no ulterior motive. Simply be sincere and don’t overdo it.”

Paul: Thank You

Cheryl: “I find people who are very opinionated are also very insecure.”

Enoch: “Yes, exactly. You see already that those who appear to have a high ego and a high opinion of themselves are in fact insecure and they need your words even more, even more than those who appear to be meek and humble.

Sitter:  How do you help people with depression?  Some people with depression, even if you actually say you’re fantastic they always say the opposite. I’m not worthy and so on.  It’s very deep seated within them.

“It is very difficult for you to raise them above that depression, this is true, and those who are so submersed in depression need a different variety of treatments, of approach, and it is a requirement that you have those experiences in these matters you see for there is not one way which is the correct way there are many ways dependent upon the situation as to why a person is depressed or not, you see there are also chemical depressions, where the treatment is quite different to simply mere words. Depression can come from a variety of sources and not all of them are as a result of low esteem. There are many many ways, so we are not speaking of those that are deep in depression, when we ask you to promote another’s ego shall we say, you need an expert treatment for this.
Female Voice: …In our everyday lives to try and lighten things around us.

Enoch: “Exactly! And imagine if everybody were to do the same, imagine how the world would be lighter! But we do ask, make sure you do not flatter when it is not justified, we do not wish you to give, shall we say, an opening for telling untruths, do you see?

Female Voice: You ask us to come from the heart not the head

Enoch “We ask that you seek those gifts, those assets, those talents, within another, and surely you will find something to admire, something even if it is beautiful hair, or a straight nose or whatever you feel is a gift, or if it is a talent that goes with it all the better, we are not asking you to tell untruths, only that you are sincere, and that you genuinely admire those talents in another.

Paul: If you have somebody who is very headstrong or very strong willed and you can see the path that they’re going on and you want to warn them, or speak to them regarding that particular path, is there a particular approach that you can use to do so?

Enoch: “Again, this depends on each individual situation.  In general, advising caution often has no effect whatsoever, but you see each individual has the right to choose its path whether it is considered to be a wrong one by another it is all a learning process. Maybe it was part of their Plan, on another level, that they do rush headlong into something that is not apparently to their advantage in order that they might learn from that experience. I’m not asking you to choose another’s pathway. Just that where you see good you give voice to what you see.

“You can obviously caution in a sense, but it would be wise to look further. You see where one is bent on going into situations they will go, whatever you say. There are others of course who if you advise a course of action they will always choose the opposite so you might make the situation even worse. You surely have come across this in others. Allow others around you to make their own mistakes.

“Of course you are going to say yes, but if we have children we need to caution them, but this is another matter, is it not?  It is part of the training that you have to be parents, and that is how they will learn. You would not tell a toddler or a baby learning to walk not to do so because it might fall over. You allow it to fall over, so that it can learn how not to next time, is that not so? And those children who are learning to ride bicycles for the first time, you know they will have a tumble, but it is only by trying that they will learn how not to have a tumble.

Paul: It has to be their experience

Enoch: “Exactly. And this is the truth also for adults”

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