131. Trading within QRST
- ZAKAR CHRONICLES – I Trust You
- Defining The 4th Pillar QRST: Trading
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I Trust You
During the course of our conversation with the Three at our communion table one morning, I poured out all of my wishes, worries and anxiety thoughts upon the table before me like a small pile of common gray and black stones.
Avi looked upon them, and began gathering them up; putting them in a very large, clay container. He then put the container aside and behind him–a good distance from the table, and lit its contents on fire.
As was often case with engagements like this, I sat there proverbially scratching my head waiting to see what would happen next.
A moment later He pulled up onto his lap another large container of very large, spectacular diamonds. Instructing me to hold out my hand, He took one out and placed it in my left hand.
Beautiful! I immediately began admiring it’s radiance. But just as quickly, Avi placed another exquisite diamond in my hand–followed by another, and another.
Diamond after diamond the pile continued to grow, until they began to spill out of my hands into my lap. But He did not stop! At the point of being nearly buried by diamonds, and no longer able bear the weight of the moment, I exclaimed, “Stop!”
He finally stopped, and with a smile on His face and laughter in His eyes, He reclined back into His seat–happy with the results.
Then He said to me, “These are MY wishes towards you. For every wish that you have given me, I have given you many more back. These are my thoughts towards you.”
He explained to me that each and every wish, thought, and desire that I have ever had, and will have, are very important to Him. So much so, that he has created many more wishes, thoughts, and desires with which to trade for each of mine.
I sat dumbfounded. But what came next surprised me even more!
I had already put a heap of wishes upon the table before me, but as I sat there with a “mountain” of diamonds in my lap, refracting the infinite light of my Father, I felt strong vibrations of longing within me. I then recognized that my core feelings and thoughts about who I was, my desires for success, validation from others, my life’s worth, and many others like them were working their way to the emotional surface.
As I allowed them to pressed up from deep within, I took these core stones and placed them on the table–one at a time.
As soon as I placed a stone, Avi took it and tossed it over his shoulder into the container of stones and fire behind Him. Then, in its place, He put a gem stone on the table in front of me.
But these gemstones were different. Thy were not diamonds. There were colored, and seemed more precious. The first was a sapphire. The second, an emerald. Others trades followed: a ruby, amethyst, topaz, a yellow-green one, and others with nameless colors I had no grid for.
I sat quiet, gazing at the mesmerizing colored lights dancing in the gems before me. Until, I felt a solitary question come to my mind.
“How am I to accomplish all the things You’ve designed in me to do?”
He looked at me for a moment. Then taking from the clay container a luminescent aquamarine gem, He placed it in my hand and quietly replied, “I trust you.”
“Wait. What? You trust me?! How can You trust me?”
I looked at Him, confused.
Without saying word, He put another aquamarine gem in my hand and repeated, “I trust you.”
I repeated, “But how…”
Again, a third time He spoke, “I trust you” as he put another in my hand.
He repeated this several times more, until once again, the pile in my hands was nearly overflowing into my lap.
My eyes began to well up as I looked at the gemstones. Then I looked at Him. With tears in my eyes, I echoed back, “Because You trust me.”
Defining The Fourth Pillar of QRST: Trading
The simplest definition of trading is the exchanging of one thing for another—I give you something of mine in exchange for something of yours.
Long before the invention of money, trading existed. It could even be said that the First Trade is older than time itself. Although not immediately recognizable we see it in the opening verses of creation. At the spark of light an exchange took place—a relational exchange, between the Father, Son, and Spirit.
However, Genesis 1:1-3 only reveals one side of this exchange: the Father creating light with his word. The second side of the exchange is hidden in mystery and kept in secret. And for thousands of years, and longer still, the mystery persisted, until John the Beloved would finally write about it, saying:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
Chew on the magnificent mic drop for minute…for a day. For a lifetime!
In three simple verses, John reveals the mystery of the most significant event in the history of mankind, ever. If he had stopped right there—had he not finished the rest of the book, it would have been enough. The crowd goes wild! “Well done, John! Bravo! Bravo! Bravissimo!”
John reveals the mysterious party of the Genesis Trade in the beginning of creation in the person of Yeshua HaMashiah. The Word. The light.
And John reveals the outcome of this trade in verse 3: All things came into being. This exchange between the Father, the Son, and the Spirit brought forth the whole of creation. It set the atoms in motion.
I like to express this relational exchange as a dance. There in shear delight of one another, twirling and swirling and singing, came a glorious energy of vibrating voices. And creations was made.
The synergistic outflow of their quantum entanglement of love was called creation.
This first quantum relational synergistic trade set the stage and established an everlasting model for mankind, and revealed another magnificent effect: an endless outflow of light and love for the benefit of all creation, forever. For when the Godhead entangled in their dance they weren’t just considering their own delight. They had the idea of creation on their mind.
They purposed to create a world through relational trading; one that could participate in their dance and benefit from their eternal love.
Again, John reaches back to this exchange, when he echoes Yeshua’s encouragement: “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love among one another.” If you re-read this through the lens of the Genesis trade it could be read like this: “All will experience an everlasting beneficial love at its source, if you will twirl and swirl and sing with one another in delight just as the Father and I did in the beginning.”
You see, the primary purpose of Yeshua’s exhortation wasn’t to find identity. That was a secondary result. Rather, it was about engaging in relational trading that creates an eternal love that the world could experience and benefit from. And They gave us the model in the beginning!
And so, through the model of the Genesis Trade we established the fourth ATS Pillar of trading: when two or more individuals interact in relational trading, whatever the mutual benefit might be for each other, the exchange itself will produce a greater benefit for the community.
In a follow-up post, I’ll breakdown the three trading traits that ATS Relationships exhibit: trading-in the old for the new; trading-up for something of greater value; trading-on the covenant loyalty and favor of Heaven’s Bright Sun.
Until then, let your relational trades create, and invite the world to experience it!
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