Elyon Group 12/13/98

Rick P. Giles RickGiles at prodigy.net
Sat Dec 19 08:49:22 PST 1998

Coeur d'Alene Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Light and Life, Opporunity, follow up on renewal and conversion
Teachers: Sharmon, Elyon, Malvantra

December 13, 1998
*	Sharmon (Daniel TR):  Greetings, Sharmon here.  
	On this day of the anniversary of the birth of this particular mortal, I
would like to let all of you of this mission know how very much those of us in
the order of midwayers do indeed celebrate the birth of each and every one of
you.  We have been waiting a very long time for those who would be born among us
who would have the knowledge of the reality of our family and who would be
willing to step forward in the development of Light and Life on this world.
importance to the evolution of this planet into Light and Life is beyond
from our perspective, because each one of you truly has it in your soul to
consciously help us in this endeavor.
	If you could for a moment review the history of civilization on your world
in the physical perspective and look about you at all of your brothers and
sisters within this mission of teaching and growth, then look also at your own
determination for the truth, beauty, and goodness that this will bring on a
scale, you will be able to gain a certain amount of understanding as to why we
are so joyful that you have finally come onto the stage of life in the
history of
this planet.  Never look at yourself as insignificant to what is occurring and
what will occur, for indeed not one of you is the least bit insignificant in
endeavor which we share.  Each of you has a very special part to play in what is
to come, and we joyfully celebrate that you are all here with us to begin it.
	Thank you for letting me speak this morning.  There are others who wish to
continue with today's lesson.  Thank you.
*	Elyon (Mark):  I greet you once again in great joy.  This is your friend
	Indeed, as has been spoken here today, you are -- and have recognized -- in
a process of training for further, future utilization.  This is no surprise to
you; it has permeated your awareness, and, as our midwayer friend expressed, it
is a cause of great joy to be about this business after much patience and time
has elapsed.  Conditions for this specific work we undertake now together have
been a long time in the making and the coming, but now we are pleased and
privileged to experience the readiness of the soil for planting.  The
conditions are now favorable, and we may now begin to implement the plans
awaiting your efforts.  As you are aware, it does no good to cast your seeds if
the seasonal conditions are not favorable; they will be exposed to elements
are harmful and will not come to fruition.  If you as the gardener, farmer,
wisely use your effort to broadcast when conditions are favorable and
appropriate, you will see bountiful harvests.  We as celestials have been
awaiting this season to come upon us, and the forecast is for favorable
conditions ahead.  We would then urge you to use the techniques you have learned
wisely and to begin as never before to broadcast these precious seeds now given
over into your possession.  You have our assistance as counsel, but the work
to be undertaken is yours.
	Your observations that there are a series of lessons delivered to
accomplish a definite result is accurate.  Your observations that you are
part of
this undertaking, indeed, the last and final link in this process is also
accurate.  We will continue to undertake these lesson plans until and unless you
can show us that they are no longer necessary.  Our assistance will remain
unwavering to you, and I believe your commitments will likewise remain
to us.  This is how we may speak with some assurance and certainty as to the
outcome of our joint project.  It is the will, it is the desire, which
the results.  The ability can be gained, can be learned, and can be taught.  You
have proved yourselves to be ample students, eager to grasp our teachings, and
have thus exhibited to us your will and your faith in this process.
	I would point out to you that immediately before you lies a great
opportunity.  This is the season in which those around you are brought to some,
albeit sometimes minimal, realization that there is a purpose for this
celebration you refer to as Christmas.  I urge you to seize whatever opportunity
comes before you to express your pleasure at the reference to the master's birth
regardless of when you know the actual date to be.  Any opportunity that your
brothers take to focus on Jesus, to refer to the spirit of love and the
spirit of
giving, is a good and ample opportunity.  I encourage you not to waste a single
opportunity in this holiday season to spread joy, to spread love, to spread
peace.  These are the elements which are foundational to the gospel.  These are
at your fingertips in your expression to others, in your good wishes for the
holiday season. It is a socially acceptable time to offer others good wishes and
even, dare we say it, mention the Father, mention Michael by any name acceptable
to those around you.  This next few weeks of holiday season affords this unique
opportunity for you to be bold in a very socially acceptable manner.
	That is the extent of my suggestion to you this week.  I would simply
encourage you to live and breathe and feel more intently the purpose of our
mission together as time goes on, to seek these opportunities, and they will be
presented to you,  then to rise to the challenge once presented, to make the
spiritually out of any contact you may have.  I thank you for your time and,
unless petitioned with questions, would withdraw at this time.
	Tom:  In light of our recent studies in renewal and conversion, the point
was made that renewal was continuous, and conversion is also.  You used the
analogy that, as in music, a person will go back to playing a song again, a form
of reversion of an already accomplished function.  Conversion stimulates you
to a
higher level.  There's something I don't understand about conversion.  I thought
of an atheist converting to a religion, yet you mention we have to convert
ourselves all the way to Paradise.  Looking at the triangles and the word
willingness, I need a definition of conversion.  I believe it falls on the
worship triangle and it falls in the realm of feelings, which is composed of
willingness, welcoming, and wonder.  I see how one could languish until
out of a situation.  A problem would connect conversion and renewal.  A problem
makes you dissatisfied, willing to look higher, to wonder what is on the next
level, and welcome the opportunity to do that.  Can you give me an example of
what conversion is?  Could you use it in a musical context?
*	Elyon:  First, my friend, I must applaud your efforts at grasping the finer
points of the lessons.  Much can be learned by way of example in your efforts to
cross-reference and to assimilate these teachings.
	I would now point out that this conversion for which you seek definition
is, in fact, the very process of embracing a new and higher technique in the
place of an old and inferior one.  I would offer the example that, once a parent
learns that to strike a child may be harmful and injurious and unhelpful in the
process of training that child, then a parent will embrace a higher method of
training and will in the process eliminate the older practice.  This process of
growth is what is continual, of embracing the new and higher way and releasing
the former and lower way.
	In your studies of our lessons you are continually seeking, albeit somewhat
unconsciously, to replace existing frameworks under which you function with new
and higher ones.  This conversion is only made real and genuine when you no
longer look back, when you no longer adopt your former mind-frame and fully and
completely change your manner of thinking of being to embrace and accept the new
and higher way.
	When you have completed this process of conversion and acceptance you are
renewed, you are as if made fresh again with a new framework in which to
	You have observed that problems or troubles are a factor in this conversion
process, and this is correct.  I would only amend this to refer to these
occasions as opportunities.  They may not always consist of problems or troubles
or distasteful encounters but may also consist of longing, yearning, and
Either way, the effect is the same as a propellant to urge you forward to seek a
new and higher understanding, a new and higher level of existence.  Then, once
having seen this new arena, it is incumbent upon you as progressive mortals to
embrace it, to accept it as your reality and in so doing release from your
existence things which are subsequently inconsistent and incompatible with this
new view which you now hold.
	This is most difficult for beings of your order because you are very prone
to remain in states which have become comfortable, familiar to you.  It takes
courage, strength, and wisdom to reach outside of your comfort zone and to look
outside of your sphere for a higher truth, a better way.  It takes even greater
strength and courage and faith to adopt this new and higher way for your own. 
You are learning, however, that when you undertake this exercise the rewards are
great; the return for your efforts is immense.
	It may be uncomfortable in the beginning for you to undertake this
activity, but each one of you here has learned that once accomplished it is
not a
frightening prospect but a glorious one.
	So, as you grow your life is a series of embracing a new, higher way and
releasing from your being a way that is no longer consistent with this new
	Has this been helpful?
	Tom:  Yes.  Process is key.  Love is a direction, not an attainment.  It
seems this conversion is an inversion of that phrase.  Thank you. 
*	Elyon:  It is very much likened to a continuing process, as you speak of,
in that you never truly outgrow the need to reach outside of yourself for
something higher.  Therefore this process of growth and shedding of your old
skins, if you will, is a long term process in which one should learn to take
comfort and dispel the fear which can accompany this process.
	I thank you for your questions.  They are well stated and necessary to this
*	Malvantra (Jonathan):  This is Malvantra; I also greet you today.  I feel
in good company with peers.  Though you recognize me as of the order of
melchizedek, and I recognize you as the order of faith sons, we are peers for we
are the Father's children.
	I wish to give you my version of conversion.  Let me approach this by
qualifying a few things.  You have been instructed of late on the view of
and have made some comments likening it to reversion, all of which have been
insights that you have expressed.  If we treat this process from a musical
perspective we can derive a few more insights.
	Repeating a song previously learned is a refreshing reversion, the
expression of attained skill and the pleasure of repeated accomplishment. 
Renewal has an extra dimension to it that accompanies reversion and that is
inversion, for you, although returning to repeat a learned song, in the cycle of
returning and repeating you apply new arrangements.  You play the chord in a
different manner because your growth has forever changed you, making you capable
of a new expression upon the old pattern.
	When problems, conflicts, present themselves, as would be the case when
confronted with the prospect of learning a new piece of music, the creature-will
can resist the effort, can erect decoys to avoid the undertaking.  You can
instead of conversion indulge in diversion.  This is comparable to playing the
same song but in another key, giving you the feeling that you are doing
but yet not approaching the new.
	And of course there are the two most negative elements, those being
aversion and perversion.  If you were to play your tune in these manners we
turn the volume down.
	Conversion is not only the taking on of the new way of being, in our
analogy learning the song, it is also the transformation of yourself into that
new song you not only have in you a reality dimension as yet undiscovered, but
you have developed within yourself a creature attainment that was not available
	I will address another topic.  We began today on the subject of Light and
Life.  When it appears that your world is so confused and disorganized as a
that Light and Life is a goal far beyond attainability today or next year or
millennium, encourage yourself with the knowledge that the potential for Light
and Life is already resident on this world, and it is resident in the will of
every creature.
	I regard the beginning of Light and Life, if we could attach such a single
event to its emergence, at the bestowal of Michael.  One individual has attained
Light and Life and that is he.  Others have followed.  The very fact of his
attainment two thousand years ago illustrates that Light and Life is here on
world.  It only needs to be expressed.  How?  It is the master's life that gives
you the clues.  He trained himself in many trades.  He learned the thinking
patterns, the philosophies, and theologies of many cultures.  He tended to the
commonplace affairs of his life while he equally dreamed the ideal dreams of
anyone who loves God and wishes goodness for all mankind.  That example
illustrates that every one of you is qualified to do what he has done, whether
you are a mailman or a maid.  There is but one technique, deep fellowship with
the Father and a sincere drive to serve your fellows.
	These are quite familiar truths that I express to you, but they will ever
bear repeating.  They can withstand this repetition, for they are as
important in
each repeat as is your in and out breathing.  Though you have done it
before, you
do it now, and you will do it again, for it gives you life.  At that critical
point where you are faced with the decision of conversion recall these truths;
they will have great clarifying effect upon your view.  They are not only the
launching pad for your transformation, but they are the very propellant itself.
	Thank you for likewise hearing me today.  I too will take my leave.       

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