[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho Team 6/30/03
rickgiles at icehouse.net
Fri Jul 11 09:03:47 PDT 2003
North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Focus on Your Eternal Goals, Purpose, Planning, and
June 30, 2003
* Nebadonia (Ginny TR): Greetings, my dear ones. As a parent
it feels so wonderful to be called on by your children. We are
most anxious to hear from you all the time. There is never a
bad time; we are always at home. We are always on line.
You give us great joy in your eagerness to walk the path of
spiritual growth and to be so dedicated and focused on this most
sublime task. Every parent loves to see their children succeed. We
are most happy with your progress. We notice your little slips and
falls, but you seem to be able to rise again to the importance of
continuance on this path of your eternal destiny. A few skinned knees
and elbows are not much compared to what lies ahead.
Focusing on your eternal goals is an important element of
your spiritual growth. It is like a beacon, a light, to guide
you and keep you on the right path.
Again, we are most pleased with you, and we kiss each one of
you. My blessings and my love to all.
* Malvantra (Jonathan): Greetings, this is Malvantra. I
visit you today.
You have been alerted to the value of your discussions
prior to our contact and the importance of the content that it
determines in our lessons. Today proves true to this response
approach that I take. I note your addressing issues of time, of
difficult demands, of spiritual longings, and I offer for you a small
model to use as a filter, or screen perhaps is a more appropriate
word, though my intention is to give you a tool wherein you may
properly orient the value and the time allotment to your multiple
engagements. I will use a familiar pattern to you of a threefold
The natural human mind and personality tend toward grappling
with that which is immediately before you. This springs from
the inherent tendency designed within your makeup by the Life
Carriers in order that you may survive in a world that threatens you
physically. The species, therefore, survived because you have the
ability to drop all things occupying your attention in order to
grapple with danger. As your civilization advances those daily
occupations minute by minute change from the threat of attack, the
fear of hunger, the possibility of no shelter, to your current tasks
and chores, the requirements of your daily living. But this mechanism
within you to this day exists; it will not evolve. Your application
of your inherent tendency is what changes. So, by nature you
determine the project. You then go about planning the execution of
that project, and the fulfillment of that process gives or yields
When you undertake activities and that third element of
purpose does not arrive, you abandon the project or redesign
your planning in order to be rewarded with a sense of purpose.
Purpose is the meaning and the motivation for all the work
beforehand. Many a career, many a family organization, many
hobbies, function in this manner. This threefold function of
your being -- while serving to stimulate human beings to
undertake many activities to develop multitudinous skills, and
to create greatly varied cultures, causing art to flourish and
science to advance -- is better reversed in perspective, seen
from your spiritual side and applied to your physical life.
All of you who are diligently undertaking the expansion of
your souls, the advancements of your personalities, realize the
importance of the overview of spirit perspective. You have come to
discern greater clarity of mind when you have that overview overlaying
your awareness. And you find your daily activities, while not much
different on an energy level, are oriented meaningfully in a greater
context. So, you develop a spiritual purpose, a desire to do the
Fathers will, the intention to expand and develop grace-given
talents, the realization of the potential of harmony among all peoples
on a given world: The solemnly beautiful experience of loving one
another and the discovery in yourself of not only the ability but an
ever- deepening well of this ability.
Grasping your purpose in an eternal context sets your mind
to planning. Through this planning you develop the desire to be of
service; you coordinate with other individuals to effect the
outworking of a beneficial cause. You orient your personal day for
stillness, for study, and for service. Then you determine your
project, and that is the active phase of this threefold process. Here
enters in multiplicity, for you may simply hold the door for another
at the store, or you may establish a charitable foundation, or you may
develop a literary work intended to offer words of upliftment and
enlightenment for any who would read. You begin by having purpose
before you undertake your project, and this is the secret to the
happiness and well-being of a soul embraced by spirit, for a project
may fail, and it does not destroy your sense of purpose. You cease
asking, what was that all for? because purpose is not the end
result; it is the beginning motivator. A project may succeed greatly,
but you do not run the risk of losing yourself in the temporary
recognition and rewards of success, for your eternal purpose crowds
out such temptations.
To some, as life progresses, who orient with purpose as
reward, life changes cause disastrous emotional and mental
upheaval. A job is lost; children grow up and leave home;
technology changes, and your skills are no longer applicable;
and purpose seems to vanish. By adopting the teachings of the
master you make purpose centerfold in your life. Planning is
the branching out stage of applying your purpose, and at the
outer sphere millions of projects become applicable. The Father
allows you to chose your projects, for you have fulfilled His first
requirement in the sphere of purpose when you solemnly chose to adopt
the Fathers way. Then in partnership He receives your input, your
desire, your inklings, your attractions, to the outworking of this
relationship of God and child.
When you are disturbed, ask yourself if your orientation is
as I have expressed today; does purpose motivate you towards
projects? Or does your purpose hinge upon the success of the
I have been involved with this group long enough to know and
trust that you will benefit from your mulling over these
comments. The manner in which you discuss this presentation and those
that have preceded greatly amplifies what is presented to you in this
manner. We teachers understand that it would be far too burdensome to
fully describe or depict the intention at many points in our
presentations. While you talk with each other much that we could have
droned towards you in this method of transmitting comes to you through
you socializing, through your discussions.
At this time I open the floor.
Ginny: That really focuses us on our intentions, why we do
things, intention rather than the outcome of our projects.
We live in such a competitive society, being first, having
* Malvantra: Yes, the orientation is the crux of successful
undertaking, no matter what that is. In reality all three
function together, for example, imagine one of your ancestors of
centuries and centuries back, a budding family. One member of the
family has a project to gather the food, begins planning how to
accomplish this project, finds fulfillment and success in the hunt,
finds purpose in the family as the provider. All three take place
simultaneously, but when the soul of this individual develops such
that the purpose of being provider expands to doing good to others
without personal recognition, then planning takes on greater grasp.
Soon this provider undertakes a new project, not simply gathering food
for family but teaching offspring the same skills, training them in
the ways of a successful hunt.
Today in your modern world reversing the beginning
motivation with the end desire makes what is really a
simultaneous function clear to you personally and enlarges the
potentials for your function. Bigger and better may help you,
but first you have a lofty purpose, a grand scheme -- and not
simply one of personal reward and recognition.
This is a rather lengthy way of expressing a rather simple
phrase in your Urantia text that you can do many things if you
leave yourself out.
Evelyn: You started by talking about a filter or screen.
Is that our choosing? Im not sure what you meant by the
* Malvantra: My model, the structure, of purpose, planning,
and projects is a structure that you may use to filter or screen your
intention to reorient yourself to sift out wrong motivation and to
allow to pass correct motivation. While I must be careful and caution
you not to treat this formulaic-ly; these constructs like this one do
help you when you are seeking clarification, when you are seeking to
dispel confusion. They help to clean the mud from the water that you
may see more clearly.
I would like to dismiss the classroom. Thank you for your
attention. Enjoy every moment of your daily life. There is no
better place to be throughout the entire universe than where you are
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