[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho Teacher Group 6/10/01

Rick P. Giles RickGiles at prodigy.net
Thu Jun 14 19:30:10 PDT 2001

North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Discernment, "Sparks from the Grinding Wheel", Heavenly Helpers
Teachers: Elyon, Malvantra, Michael

June 10, 2001

*	Elyon (Jonathan TR):  Hearty greetings to you.  This is Elyon.
	You have pleased me with your homework assignment and your ensuing
discussions.  You must understand that teacher bases undergo this same
evaluation, as we group ourselves to be of service among your groupings. 
Although we do move around, attend other groups similar to yours, we also
maintain a membership with a particular group, for we have developed compatible
traits that make us work harmoniously.
	You have received lessons over the years on judgment with the cautions that
can be attached to that discussion.  I, today, would like to take a look
from the
perspective of discernment.  That which is close to home, under your nose, while
it would seem so near at hand that you should be able to detect, to discern, or
to evaluate it, is often the most overlooked.  I'm aware of your phrase that you
judge in others that which you dislike in yourself.  The functional aspect of
this insight is that stepping back, looking afar across the board, in a
sense, is
where you can view enough to make a discerning picture or perspective.
	I note your discussion regarding expressing traits about one another as a
means of coming to know what are your strengths, that being easier to accomplish
than to perceive them in yourself.  This ability to detect qualities in another
also is the same mechanism of recognizing those qualities in yourself, for it is
the value you place upon that quality that gives it its worth that is possessed
by another.
	Michael taught that it is good to be discerning.  He taught the trust of a
child but encouraged the use of wisdom when approaching any situation. 
Discernment greatly relies upon wisdom in order to detect value.  Discernment
isn't simply detection; it isn't the probing to discover first time.  Rather it
is the sorting of detection, the categorizing of your perception, applying
applying well-being.  This is why I draw you to note that your admiration of the
trait of another is one that does reside with yourself.  It may not have the
degree of manifestation or maturity, but it is nonetheless resident within you. 
One you admire, one who is as a mentor, is fostering that trait that you
To wish for that quality is a mistaken approach; it is better to acknowledge
you do possess that quality and only long for greater manifestation, for more
complete development.
	Perhaps this would be a good time to make another triad, that in your
desire to be of service, in your observation of the good qualities of one
another, there is a three step process that helps you in your growth, and that
is: detection, to discover and note.  Then discernment which is the qualifying,
the categorizing, the value granting step.  Lastly is development where you
those admired traits, where you engage in the service you have perceived as
possible.  Trust all along that even if latent, seemingly minuscule, you possess
what is needed to either accomplish or to develop qualities in yourself.  What
the personality lacks in the variableness of the bestowal of personality by the
Father, the Thought Adjuster possess in absoluteness.  Your partnership
makes all
things possible, makes greatness manifestable, makes incompleteness perfectible.
	I will allow time at this point for others to address you, and the floor is
always open for your feedback and contributions.

*	Malvantra (Mark):  If there are no offerings at this point, then I will
make one in terms of my contribution to this circle.  I am Malvantra.
	As you may well know I am oriented toward tasks and making progress in
gaining ground for this mission as my primary focus.  While I am ever happy
to be
of assistance for progression on an individual basis with you, I do revel in the
chances I might get to be involved with you in the outward ministry of any and
all projects which may be on the table for consideration by you as
individuals or
as a group.  As you are aware, there are great benefits to be had in the
coordinating, organizing, and eventual manifestation of any project
undertaken in
service by more than a single individual.  Great opportunities arise for the
polishing of many of life's skills of living when you have an agenda to pursue
and a task at hand to be completed.  There is certainly nothing wrong with
working on tasks individually; tasks which are accomplished privately are of
great value in this overall project of your personal spiritual growth, but tasks
taken on as a group of volunteers offer expanded opportunities for this
coordination and pooling together of resources, which always equal more than the
sum of their combination.  When you work together to complete any task you are
including outside forces in your cooperative effort.  When you seek
direction and
blaze a trail ahead you are creating opportunities which fly off as sparks from
the grinding wheel.
	When one puts the stone to the metal with intent and purpose, it may appear
as though much random activity occurs when the sparks fly off in all
The bystander may observe this to be dramatic and apparently scattered, but the
one at the wheel with the stone and the steel edge is aware that through this
process you are able to hone the edge to a fine point, and that it is necessary
to make a great many sparks in order to achieve the fine edge, the precise
which you are pursuing.  These sparks may seem as though something is being
or sacrificed, but in fact the process is liberating.  Each spark may go its own
way, may find its own direction, but in the end the mission has been
accomplished, the edge has been focused and is now a proper surface to be used
for the application at hand.
	Never be afraid to go to the stone and make sparks in your endeavor to
pursue the polished edge which you seek.  It may only be attained through the
grinding away of the unnecessary in order to achieve the point.  Effort must be
put forward, and you know you are making progress when the sparks are flying. 
Indeed, witnessing this group this morning, we have seen the sparks fly.  It is
captivating to watch, much as an individual on your world sharpening a stone or
welding metal causing great action to occur arrests your attention.  Likewise
when you take your spiritual stones to your spiritual edge and create sparks it
arrests our attention.  We observe these activities with great favor, as we know
that you are honing to a fine point your skills.  This always brings excitement
in anticipation of the new edge to be exposed, the new surface underneath which
was liberated, the potential which was actualized in this process.
	I say grind on, my friends.  Cause the sparks of spirituality to fly.  Do
not fear that this is radical or too intense, as this is exactly the step to be
taken in order to achieve the results.  Don't shy away from the apparent
abrasiveness, as you have come to realize in your own spiritual growth the
benefits of the effort are far in excess of the apparent harshness of the
process.  I hope that some fires may have been rekindled, some latent desires
brought forward on your individual and collective priority lists, that you may
once again head to the stones and do some grinding that we all may have nice
sharp instruments with which we may be about the tasks at hand.  When you have
become comfortable repeatedly making sparks and exposing a new clean surface,
then it is thrilling to show others that causing sparks to fly can be rewarding
and must be undertaken periodically to assure the crispness and cleanness of the
edge with which we all cut through the world.
	These are my words today.  I appreciate having the opportunity to express
them to you.  I offer you my assurance, as I have in the past, of working with
you in whatever aspects you choose to be about this task.  Thank you.

*	Michael (Jonathan):  I have made known to you of my gift of a host of
heavenly helpers, those who come to be at your side to guide, to strengthen. 
Today I wish to tell you that you are the helpers of heaven.
	There is a pattern used throughout my realm of partnership.  It is evident
in the various revelatory administrations that have taken place upon this
The staff of your one-time prince, though hailing from your system, were
associated with natives of this world in partnership.  My Material Sons and
Daughters likewise work in twos.  Your revered melchizedek chose Abraham to be
with him.  I always sent my apostles, two as a team.  The master seraphim
stationed on this world have a reserve corps of human associates, and the Father
has given you Himself to be in partnership.  Even your physical anatomy
illustrates this twofold association.  Your one hand may be composing; your
hand steadies the page.  Your TR sits passively while the teacher expresses. 
There are times when the roles reverse; there are times when the heavenly
hail from above, and there are other times when these helpers of heaven have
risen from the races of mankind.  Even I do not rule alone; I share my
sovereignty with Mother Spirit Nebadonia.
	I have finished.

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