[tmtranscripts] Abraham 3/5/01 "Acceptance of Others."
ellen at utah-inter.net
Thu Mar 8 12:08:57 PST 2001
>Abraham -- Acceptance Of Others.
>Woods Cross Ut. Group
>Present: Tom and Tim (new-twin brothers), Miriam, Carol, Sandy,
>Simon, Faye, Nina, Calvin, Dave, Cory, Angie, Anthony, Nathan.
>March 5, 2001
>I am Abraham. I am amazed every day to view how rapidly the kingdom is
>growing. We feel such gratitude when we see our efforts have made a
>difference. I realize events in daily living might lead you to believe that
>life works against you, but you that carry a deep and abiding faith know
>reason for such occurrences and don't usually feel a mortal desperation or
>In a fast paced world such as this we are always overlooking the small
>blessings. Many mortals tend to look for grand occurrences that say God is
>work, and in the process become discouraged when their expectations are not
>met. There are conditionings of the mind that seem to help you keep up with
>Societal stimulants and ever-striving to just survive, take the focus off
>the small blessings. Just in noticing small blessings is your focus set on
>Father. In this focus are you better able to handle situations that cause
>inner-turmoil. In noticing the small blessings you learn to recognize
>We have been discussing the universal law of acceptance and the doing of
>Father’s will. We have also covered self-acceptance. I would speak a little
>on acceptance of your fellows.
>I feel such comfort each week when we meet. You welcome me as I am. You
>my personality and you welcome it. I feel at ease to speak my mind without
>fear of ridicule or rejection. You accept me as your brother, friend,
>and fellow sojourner. You may not always agree with what I say but that has
>no bearing on my level of comfort because I know you love and accept me as
>am, as I also do you, each.
>We meet various individuals daily and as we learn about them we can draw
>closer to them. Some personalities we clash with and have not
>We may even dislike their character. As we traverse the worlds we will meet
>various individuals who will be different from us. We are in understanding
>that each one is no doubt a child of God and also on their own path to
>I think by now, we are understanding we cannot force our own way on others
>lead them in a way that we see fit. We can express our opinion, we can
>encourage -- but really, at no time should we attempt to change another. We
>are all Father’s children. Not one is with more status than another. You
>have acceptance of that and have love for your fellows without the
>in personalities creating conflicts; although conflicts are not really that
>bad because they can create growth from new understanding.
>Some individuals you know are perhaps not so loveable, but certainly we can
>accept the fact that they are growing individuals on their own path and
>learn according to their own ability. I truly believe that most people have
>the best of intentions and try to do what is right in their eyes.
>The ‘holy wars’ in the Middle East are groups of individuals who are
>attempting to force their beliefs onto others. You see, each group has the
>best of intentions and believe they are only doing what is right. Perhaps
>they are blinded by the fact that every child of God has the same
>They are only attempting to do what they believe is right.
>There are so many divisions in religion, government, and even families
>because there is no acceptance of diversity. “If they are not with us they
>must be against us” is a familiar saying. Why cannot individuals allow for
>others to grow in their own time? You cannot force growth or fit a quart
>a pint. You can, however, learn to have acceptance - that everyone is a
>of God. They need not look to you as their savior, but how beautiful it
>be for them to know you uphold them in their differences. How can anyone
>down upon a brother’s blindness when they themselves are also blind?
>We can be more accepting of our fellows through learning patience and
>allowing for unfolding. We need not agree with our fellows but we can
>their right to learn and grow in their own time.
>As a side note to this lesson on acceptance, I would like to add a few
>things. There are new concepts born every day -- new ideas to ponder. It
>would seem as if everyone has the answer. I would remind you that you have
>your own Indwelling Father Fragment that helps you discern truth. In trying
>to apply the law of acceptance in your lives, know this does not apply to
>concepts or fads. You need not accept every idea that happens to cross your
>I mean to say, that the world's growth is moving so rapidly that we must be
>clear-minded enough to discern truth from falsehood. You can contemplate
>ideas; you can pray and do stillness, but certainly you are equipped to
>for yourself which ideas you will hold true and those you would let go. In
>this day and age new things will come and go. I suggest, be open-minded but
>in accepting all you see.
>I have not time for questions. I am sorry, Simon (laughter), perhaps during
>the week. I would be back next week with a new universal law to discuss and
>answer questions. Until then, feel free during the week to call on me in
>journaling time. As always, my love goes with you. Shalom.
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