Malvantra Transcript 7/6/97

Rick P. Giles RickGiles at
Tue Jul 8 00:32:38 PDT 1997

July 6, 1997
*       Malvantra (Jonathan TR):  I welcome you today at this
regular Sunday visit.  I am Malvantra.  I have some words for
you; they are that you have been often asked to be bold, to be
courageous, to push yourselves beyond comfort, and we recognize
your degree of willingness and reluctance, both from inexperience
and uncertainty, as well as your deeper desire to be an effective
minister for Michael.  
        As you continue to develop your abilities to share the light
as you come to see it, as you develop your abilities to voice the
truths of the kingdom, it becomes evident that you have a small
sphere of action, of effectiveness, limited by the range of your
ability to be mobile physically and the extent to which you have
circuits of communication, as well as the opportunities that
surround you wherein receptivity exists for the expression of the
wisdom you have gained.  I offer a tool for you that will broaden
your range.  It is the simple word encouragement, for as you
encourage your fellows, you instill motivation.  Where timidity
may restrain one, you foster the drive to be active in one of
your friends.  The result is that you have enlarged your service-
ability to all on your world, for you have become supporters of
one another.  This is teamwork.  The more encouraging you become,
the more courageous you will become in your own efforts, for
encouragement is contagious.  Once received it is a pleasurable
response to give such encouragement in return.  
        It is to the point I desire to convey that encouragement
need not be merely to uplift the feeling of....  I begin again. 
It is not to be directed solely to instill good feeling, but in
reality to provide the courage to act.  Though a pep rally is
uplifting to the emotional wellbeing, true encouragement actually
promotes engagement.  This is how you are able to enlarge your
efforts as a missionary for Michael.  Just as he developed
through encouragement the abilities of his twelve, they extended,
through their encouragement of the many disciples, into a far-
reaching ministry in an age when travel as you know it was much
more limited.  The master could not have accomplished what he did
if all was on his shoulders and enacted solely by himself.  
        You have expressed today the value of being enlisted with
others in efforts that provide the motivation and momentum to
accomplish your goals.  Such direct involvement is quite bene-
ficial.  This Teaching Mission is designed to be as such.  But
where you reach the boundaries of your abilities, do realize the
indirect avenue of encouragement, that even when you are unable
to effect a change, you can effect the effect of change.  And I
do remind you that we teachers often utilize this method, for it
is not in our range of tasks to be transforming this world, but
lies in your lap.  Thus do we often encourage you.  
        Since often self esteem and worth can hinder budding efforts
particularly in arenas where you are feeling unskilled, inex-
perienced, encouragement is an invigorating factor.  I encourage
you to focus, when offering advice to one another, on positive
encouragement rather than on negative discouragement.  Steer the
attention of your fellows toward a progressive approach, instead
of advising against activities that appear in your view to be
ineffective.  This is because of the human tendency to downplay
worth through the evaluation of ability.  It is not incorrect to
discourage wrong behavior, wrong in mistaken action.  My emphasis
is to steer you toward helping the worth of your fellows to
accomplish a goal or an ideal.  That comes through the positive
form of encouragement.
        I thank you for the opportunity to express today, as Elyon
is away.  I am also desirous of hearing from you.  
        Evelyn:  You have hit on what we were talking about.  I
sometimes chuckle at the sessions we call headpats because you do
so much encouraging.  But we do need it and appreciate it.  We
can apply it by taking it out and encouraging others.  I
appreciate what you're saying.  
*       Malvantra:  Thank you for your response, and I would give
the feedback that we take delight in your humorous view of our
encouragement, as you term, headpats.  I simply ask you to go be-
yond the feeling of pleasure from our encouragement to the
activation of the content of our encouragement.  In a sense, as
we pat your head, we expect it to move forward.  
        Evelyn:  Is there a particular line of action, a direction
that you would like to point out to those of us here, present
*       Malvantra:  You have as a collective team been undergoing
individual projects, individual focusses, in this past interval
of time.  It is my encouragement to you to schedule a meeting for
as many as you can to exchange in a sense through an update what
your efforts individually have been.  When you as a group worked
on specific projects collectively, you had the immediate benefit
of encouragement all along the way.  During this phase of smaller
groupings and individual projects, this feedback has not been
readily present.  It would be good to provide an opportunity to
powwow, to provide for each a greater sense of group support.  Is
this helpful?
*       Evelyn:  Very much so.  I hoped that would be a feature of
the conference, and it was to some extent.  It's more practical
for encouragement and to form some new teams to meet with just
our local group.  Projects we undertook not so long ago were
largely successful because we interacted so frequently and with a
larger number of us.  Thank you.
*       Malvantra:  When I was assigned to this group, I came at the
episodes of your service meetings.  This is one of the reasons I
was assigned at the time, because of the interactive functions
you were undertaking as a group.  These exchanges have brought
many good outcomes.  Some stated goals at the time were not
accomplished but evolved into perhaps more appropriate func-
tions.  Others have been accomplished.  Some still need to be
worked out, for they are today as valuable as they were conceived
to be then.  This loose-knit structure was beneficial for it did
not require that all present join in any specific function but
could choose that which was enticing.  And, for the many who did
not require several people to be involved, the voicing of and
feedback toward their desired end greatly increased the
application of effort to achieve that goal.  
        So, I encourage you to not formally assemble yourselves in a
structure that must maintain itself, but to casually meet as an
association of likeminded ministers.  But, the specific meeting
itself would benefit from the formality of focus, for such ap-
plied efforts will draw greater input out of each individual than
would an itinerary that is only a social ex-change.  Is this un-
        Evelyn:  Yes.  If I understand correctly, you are suggesting
we get together not so much to have a potluck and chitchat as to
have a project report like the service meetings we used to have. 
Back then we would each mention projects we would like to start,
things we were undertaking, invite others to join in on projects,
and offer feedback.   
*       Malvantra:  Today even you as a group have expressed several
ideas toward such ends and even have offered to help another not
present to develop that project.  In such a meeting this
expression could meet its receiving end quickly.  
        Would there be more comments from you today?
        Evelyn:  We have our assignment.
        Tom:  We encourage you to carry on.
        Evelyn:  Yes, we offer you encouragement.  
*       Malvantra:  I do convey to you that it is thoroughly
understood by us that you are wholly dedicated, and that your
struggles and frustrations are not from shortcomings and failures
but from the passion to be about the Father's business.  When you
are feeling this frustration, pause to take delight in the
knowledge that it is driven from such a desire to do the Father's
will.  This way even difficulties can become a driving force
toward accomplishment.  
        I will take my leave, if you desire, and you can be assured
of Elyon's return soon.  He is presently tending to tasks beyond
this group, even outside of this corrective effort.  Due to such
longterm engagement as he has chosen, there has been deemed cer-
tain need for recreation.  But you know that this staff present
in this locality is quite extensive.  All things function
uninterrupted.  Thank you and farewell.  

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