[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 1/6/02

Rick P. Giles RickGiles at prodigy.net
Mon Jan 14 19:05:53 PST 2002

North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Habits, Concentration, Consecration, Sharing
Teachers: Malvantra, Lantarnek, Elyon

January 6, 2002

*	Malvantra (Mark TR):  This is Malvantra, and I come among you once again on
what have become the regularly scheduled rounds of those master physician
assistants who have volunteered to be of assistance to you in your chosen
gatherings, which can be likened to classes in a self-help clinic in that
you all
have chosen to be here by your own freewill choice and you all do desire to gain
a better grasp and understanding of your lives and spirituality.  I am one of
many assistants here to help you in our endeavor, but as with your institutions
on your world, one must desire to make a change and implement these teachings in
order to be effective.  No one in these clinics is dragged or coerced; you are
all volunteers.  You all may leave at any time and return at any time.
	I will play with the analogy of habits and consider for a moment that your
efforts at self help may be likened loosely to a rehab clinic.  As you have well
noted, those aspects of your reality that you choose to allocate your limited
resources of time to work together to form an overall picture, with various
influences acting upon and effecting your overall view.  By choosing to change
your priorities and to reallocate your resources in a direction you see to be
beneficial for your being shifts the influences at play and allows you to
in a new paradigm.  This is done quite simply and effectively in your material
plane by the development of proper spiritual habits, habits that promote your
growth and understanding, which create circumstances conducive to your overall
awareness.  It is your conscious choice to be here at this time, as you have
formed a habit of these rendezvous.  This habit impacts your paradigm and
promotes certain spiritual growth characteristics.  Likewise does the habit of
stillness and meditation promote certain growth aspects only accessible through
these techniques; likewise does your attitude adjustment or swing to consciously
change your orientation to one of positive approach as opposed to its
These are steps that, if taken, are immediately effective on your spiritual
growth and your spiritual pursuits.  Yet the act of our allocation of your time
resource is the key fundamental to the whole process of the development of good
spiritual habits.
	It all starts, ironically enough, with your material plane and the fact
that you have many influences drawing on you and acting upon you.  It is
of you, therefore, that you must make choices regularly, daily, even hourly, as
to which of these influences will be given the greater play, the greater
part, in
your lives. This is where the rubber meets the road in terms of developing a
spiritual framework from which you may springboard as you grow.  You are all
aware of the consequences of your choices on your daily routines, your spiritual
growth,  I would just comment that the admirable traits of self discipline and
self mastery accompany these wise spiritual decisions to make habits of those
aspects you discern to be spiritually beneficial to you.
	It is often said that actions speak louder than words.  Nowhere is this
more true than in the witness of others to your disciplines and priorities.  One
may make a great verbal argument for spiritual growth while another may use self
discipline to undertake spiritual growth.  I daresay that the example of the one
pursuing rather than the one discussing would be the one that will draw
and also will command the rewards of the effort.
	So, my suggestion to you today is to be conscious, aware of the choices you
make each day, each hour.  Be prepared to be bold enough to choose that which
your highest self perceives to be in your best interest.  Then through your
personal discipline make those aspects your habits where your priorities reside,
and all other aspects of how, where, when, and why fall into place as if by
	Those are my words today.
*	Lantarnek: (Jonathan):  Greetings, teacher Lantarnek visiting you today,
traveling with Malvantra and enjoying the adventures.  I wish to follow on his
heels and begin with a question.
	How does one create these habits?  I offer two words that are effective in
fostering the development of the habitual reflex, that is, concentration and
consecration.  It is easy to note that in the physical realm to concentrate
is to
make strong, to eliminate superfluous elements such that an item becomes boiled
down to its essence or is more potent.  In the realm of mind concentration it is
the act of focus to push aside distraction, unnecessary inputs that stir and
steer the mind away from focus.  It is a one point view.  The term concentration
is better transformed into consecration when we look at the spiritual life, for
consecration is a dedication.  It is a focus and a boiling down to the most
and important values and personalities in your life.
	I have said in order to concentrate one must remove the many things that
distract.  This is the simple approach.  However, as you have witnessed, a
juggler can concentrate while doing many tasks simultaneously, although I
he is unlikely to drive a car while juggling.  There are limits even then.  To
the consecrated soul the entire life is focused on those eternal values while
juggling the temporal affairs.  Here is the interface of habit; no one
becomes an
expert juggler by picking up a few balls and tossing them in the air.  It
requires diligent practice, habitual play and development.
	If you are consecrated spiritually you are also concentrated, as the
example would be of your tomato paste where a little goes a long way.  When you
enter into the lives of others the potency is recognized.  You aren't
dilute; you
are powerful.  But a strong concoction can be unpalatable without its dilution
making it more applicable to the needs, to the task at hand.  When you spend
time in stillness, you are concentrating your spiritual life; you are
focusing on
the greatest value of all, your relationship with the Father.  You are boiling
down to the essence.  This increases your octane, makes your spiritual life more
flammable in that you are now able to burn brightly; you are able to dispel
elements that would distract.  You are also able to infuse those activities that
would have distracted you with the potency of spiritual reality such that they
are incorporated into a sense of progressive and uplifting experience.
	A consecrated individual can juggle and drive a car at the same time, for
you are not just a single being; you are a partnership.  When you are coupled
consciously with Father, you have expanded you abilities beyond the range of a
single entity.
	I have finished my comments.

*	Elyon (Ginny):  Good morning, this is Elyon here to briefly connect with
you.  Since you have put much time into discussion among yourselves -- which we
have enjoyed thoroughly -- I will close with a note to you all about how pleased
we all are at your desire to be and to act in the presence of God.
	You have progressed much in understanding how this can be done.  In your
eagerness to share with each other your daily experiences, your daily struggles,
is a sign indeed of your ability to be a little vulnerable for the sake of
learning a lesson, for this indeed is where the lessons are learned, in your
daily lives, with your daily experiences.  Yes, learning to walk in another's
shoes is an extremely important lesson to learn.  Every good teacher should be
aware of this and spend much time and thought about where the pupils are before
beginning a lesson.  You have all done well in teaching us more about your
experiences.  We are confident that your lives of spiritual progress will be
magnificent, even on this first short one.  So continue as you have been doing
and be assured of our eternal assistance and our continuous presence, even when
you do not sense it.  Good day.

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