[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 6/19/05
rickgiles at icehouse.net
Sun Jun 26 10:28:35 PDT 2005
North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Joy and Peace
June 18, 2005
* Mantutia (Jonathan TR): Joy and peace be with you. This
is Mantutia. I have come into your presence to amplify these
two states of being, joy and peace.
Joy is a satisfaction realized and felt in your soul. It
is a state of presence wherein the soul foresees a future, a
path of unfoldment that is secure in its progress toward God.
It is a realization of personal stability in the perception of a
solid foundation derived from a successful growth from your
past. Joy is the realization of surety. It is a profound sense
of stability. It is the state of having awakened to the grace,
the enfolding arms of God.
Joy transcends sadness and laughter, difficulty and ease,
for these are merely encounters in life through which the soul
gains wisdom, magnifies love. Joy is the knowledge of the
permanence of ones well-being in the spiritual family.
Difficulties merely appear as entertainment, a means through
which you may apply your spirit, its skills, your understanding
of truth. It is a means through which you may unleash love.
Peace is like joy in that it is as would be the opposite
polarity. Joy is radiant, expressive. Peace is composed,
settled. Both are joined in that profound assurance that you
are a child of God, everlasting, certainly. Peace too is
experienced even through turmoil, for it is possessed within
your being on a level wherein turmoil is not able to touch.
In moments of recreation when you seek rest and
refreshment, few are those times when mere idleness satisfies
the need. Often does one seek some playful challenge, be it a
game or some sort of exertion as in sport. This I use to
illustrate how even a challenge, a difficulty, a turmoil serves
to bring peace and joy. The rules of the game limit ones
engagement, and the windfall execution of these rules mirrors to
oneself ones reality, ones realness. These constrictions are
like pinching oneself to verify that you are. It is in the
understanding, in reality the experience, of your presence that
you feel joy and experience peace. It is the heart smile. It
is the twinkle of your soul eye.
When the mind is confused and the emotions are swirling,
stillness is the means whereby you may reenter, to sit with joy
and peace to recognize your core, your soul, to let the mind and
your emotions settle to realign with the more profound element
of your being. Then you are energized, renewed, and refreshed.
Then you are capable of tackling the challenges. Then you are
alert and aware of when another would benefit from your touch of
Jesus attained such stability of soul that, even when the
armies approached to take him into custody, he could still speak
the words of Father, minister to the needs of his fellows,
address the spirit import of the moment. His physical life was
one factor in the enlarged consciousness of his spirit presence.
Therefore he felt no fear. He forgot himself, for he
represented Father and he ministered to his fellows. It was
that peace and joy, that soul assurance, that caused him to be
unconcerned over the pending danger of a crowd who misunderstood
him and a power base that sought to kill him.
This illustrates the great power behind such profound
spiritual standing. Experienced in this extreme it is relayed
to you that you may also in your many tribulations still reside
in peace and experience joy.
Thank you. I request your responses.
Evelyn: Im thinking how peace and joy are experienced,
not so much as they grow, but that they are experienced more and
more, if that makes sense. Like love. Love isnt quantifiable
but you can experience it more frequently or more deeply.
Touching into another world.
* Mantutia: Often these words are coupled with significant
qualifiers such as eternal joy, lasting peace which do align
with your comment of its constant presence, just as is love; and
in illustration, just as is the clear sky even and above on a
rainy day, no more needs to be added, none taken away. It is
only your sense of residing within it and your ability to allow
yourself the experience of more of it. It is ever with you.
Our Master Son often says, My peace I give you, My peace
I leave with you. But all know he has never taken it back and
then reciprocated by giving it again. He merely reminds you of
that peace, awakens the minds eye to the recognition. You are
correct in your observation of that everlasting quality.
Evelyn: Your example of recreation is apt for having us
recognize that our struggles in life are just the rules of the
game. I like to hike as a recreational activity. But while Im
hiking Im catching my breath, and my muscles are getting sore;
Im getting a blister on my heel. It doesnt look like Im
having that great a time. But its what I have chosen to do.
When you get to the top of the mountain theres that soul
satisfaction of the terrific view. Its a vivid example of joy
overriding, transcending, the momentary ups and downs of pains
* Mantutia: Your illustration repercusses to profound
philosophical considerations such as the question of why there
is evil in the world and why bad things happen to good people.
There is no intention for these occurrences, no willful
perpetration by God. They are as the blister on your heel, the
aching muscle, a part of the unfoldment of your soul. They are
as the necessary restraint when you push for the strengthening
of a muscle without which no stamina, endurance, or strength may
be attained. Thank you for bringing this to consideration.
I will release this engagement and ask you to ponder and
further deepen into your certainty your sense of assurance, that
upon this world are beings of great luminosity, brighter than
your own physical sun, powerful, wise, and willing who will hold
you in safe keeping, who will guide you and all others in
residence here toward spiritual truth and a personal experience
I take my leave.
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