[tmtranscripts] FW: N. Idaho TeaM 3/1/09
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Subject: N. Idaho TeaM 3/1/09
NorthIdaho Teaching Mission Group Topics: Assurance, Search For
Sustainability, Acceptance, Light And Assurance Teachers: Elyon, Serena,
March 1, 2009
* Elyon (Mark TR): Greetings, my dear friends and associates, this is Elyon
here to add a few more thoughts to your thought stream and discussion.
Today I would have a few comments to say on the subject of assurance.
As you well know in your own lives, having a sense of assurance or
conviction is a necessary aspect of your forward growth momentum. It brings
you at times great comfort to have a certain sense of assurance about such
things as who you really are, what you are really doing in the big game of
life, and how you are associated in this game to all that is. You who have
developed the foundation of awareness and understanding have, as a result of
your efforts in this process, gained a certain degree of assurance which
provides you a stable footing to use to venture out and be about this
process of growth and exploring dimensions unknown.
This assurance that you have built up over time that you do in fact have
some sense of your position, of your worth, and of the value of this journey
that you are on, this sense of certainty enables you to feel secure in the
actions that you take in life and that they are in fact in accordance with
desires and goals and the overall plan as you see it. So it can be said
who has assurance has a certain conviction which brings them a certain peace
mind as to their direction and their purpose and, if one has peace of mind
about their direction and purpose, they are secure when it comes time to
manifest this purpose and reach out into areas of uncertainty.
The security that you build up goes with you into these areas of the unknown
because you have them as your possession, as part of your being. Once you
well know that you are, for instance, eternally loved by your Creator and
cherished as who you are you are willing to extend yourself and manifest
conditions and experiences that if you were uncertain of these basic
principles you might not venture out to investigate.
Lack of assurance or lack of certainty is stifling and debilitating. because
it means that you are uncertain as to how to proceed. It is the dog chasing
his tail round and round uncertain that you are moving in an appropriate
direction, that you are cared for throughout your process, and that in the
end you are not only all right you are quite well.
This sense of security and certainty is developed over time by your trial
and readjustments as you investigate these defining issues of your
foundation and you assemble beneath you this platform on which you will
stand of what you consider your fundamental basic principles. These provide
you the sturdiness from which you may reach out even further and the
security that your footing is sound.
To ones who have not developed this platform of awareness they may find
themselves unable to proceed or fear that they may err or that they are
somehow in jeopardy or danger by venturing into the unknown not having the
security of a solid platform to venture from. You see this in your
in your family lives. Those children who are reared in families which are
and nurturing environments and which reinforce the idea of self worth and
to their little ones provide this foundation from which these little ones
bold enough to venture out with the assurance that they are loved, they are
cared for, there is a support network behind them on which they may depend.
These children will reach far and will go far and will truly take advantage
the classroom at hand.
Other children who are less fortunate and do not have this solid base of
understanding and foundation will for the rest of their lives function from
a place of uncertainty, of doubt, lack of assurance and therefor lack of
conviction that they are indeed proceeding in any sort of proper direction
or that they have any basis behind them for support. So many times they
will simply cease to act, cease to take any forward steps for fear of its
unknown effects, ramifications. They lack the assurance, the confidence,
that comes from this foundation of basic assumptions that they are children
of divine creators who are cherished beyond their capacity to understand and
that they are safe in all their endeavors given these basic truths and
So it is that we as teachers on our side of the veil constantly strive to
provide you with some sense of assurance, not only of your connection to us
and the reality that this is so, but of your greater connection to your
divine parents, to your Creator. This ultimate assurance that you seek is
most profoundly demonstrated in your connection of your inner guide. When
you are brought assurance through this channel or avenue of connection it is
with a profound sense, and once having encountered such profound assurance
there is removed all doubt as to its validity or your connection to its
This is the value of regular stillness exercise, for assurance is sought and
required and received from many different sources. You receive assurance
from each other in your discussion. You receive assurance from your
with the brotherhood of man, and you also may receive assurance from within
that is not conditioned by your receiving it from another mortal of the
You will all grant the validity of this statement that, when you have
your internal confirmations, they are indeed profound and strike to the very
of your being because your inner guide knows you the best and is aware of
needs, your desires, and your given state of receptivity at any time.
when you seek in stillness the assurance and it is forthcoming, it registers
very deep level in your being, far more profound and significant than any
reassurance that you may receive from your peers or associates. Once having
received this assurance it is yours; it is part of your foundation.
So I recognize within you all that you have spent much time working on this
foundation of assurance of your basic ideas about basic principles, even
about your individual ideals. These are the factors that once cemented into
place provide you with firm footing, a place to stand and reach from. We
sometimes refer to you building scaffolds on which you grow higher and
higher in your awareness level by simply focusing on the next level in your
project of building this platform. After some effort and time you may look
down and notice that you have achieved new heights as a result of putting
more and more foundation beneath you on which to stand.
It is always a pleasure to join you in your conversation. I am deeply
respectful for the opportunity that you present for this purpose, and I
would now step aside to allow this platform for others as well. Thank you
for hearing my words.
* Serena (Kathy): In the search for sustainability of systems on this
planet there are aspects to consider. The aspect of growth has to be
assessed in a manner that allows for a perception of progress without
overwhelming the resources available. As you become more cognizant of the
principles of sustainability, you will see a pattern that develops in
sustainable systems. The perception of progress has been an underlining
part of economic activities in the recent past. In a sustainable system the
measurement of progress may need to shift to a level that can be maintained.
Your part in forming a new framework for progress will involve your own
planning and concept of comfort and necessity. What is viewed in our
current society as necessary may need modification to a level that can be
shared by all. This does not mean that hope for better conditions is
extinguished; it may mean that a rethinking of necessity will bring a
volunteer reduction to a simpler level such as cleaning of your home of
unnecessary objects can create an environment of freedom and space to grow
in new directions.
In a larger picture, the reduction of excess in our consumption may lead to
a feeling of security and peace that has been missing recently, as the
search for more and more material objects has led to a feeling of unrest and
dissatisfaction with life in general. As focus has shifted from the
material things of life, the space will be open for deeper relationships
with people around us as well as a deeper relationship with our Creator and
the universe around us. This will lead to a great inner peace and serenity
in the individual as well as the group as a whole. A true brotherhood of
man will expand on this world as adjustments are made in the individual. It
all begins with a rethinking of what is needed for a good life on this
* Malvantra (Jonathan): My greetings to you, this is Malvantra. I will
speak about acceptance, for it is a value that is currently a lesson for
Urantia, as your world shrinks through its connectivity and enlarges in its
Picture if you will a container and fill it with very fine sand. If that
container is rigid as is an urn of clay or a steel bucket, that fine sand
will adjust and conform to the shape. If we consider the sand to be truth
and the container to be ones understanding of the truth, then you will
recognize that all peoples are encountering truth and contain it in their
own manners. This is true with spirit or spirituality and religion.
Now one may ask, what if in that fine sand there existed several rocks,
quite large. Within the rigid container viewing it from outside you would
see no difference. In a flexible container such as a sack you might notice
a bulge as that rock does not conform to the shape of the container but
rather the container to the shape of the contents. In the search for truth
you may see a boulder and consider it not the truth. If your philosophy is
rigid as a pail you may not ever recognize the error. If your philosophy is
adjustable you will note that error and may be alerted to extract it or
perhaps in this metaphorical analogy to grind it to sand.
When you look upon another you see the container. In some you immediately
recognize the contents; in others it is opaque, yet within its still the
If you break the integrity of the shell that contains the truth of another
create a leak. It is best to accept the framework within which another holds
the truth, to disregard that form by which they possess and rather to
what you contain within, for one container may pour into another quite
Jesus said, You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. He
said, Do not put new wine in old wineskins. And he did not say, You
know the doctrines and the doctrines will set you free, for the doctrines
Groups of humankind do find camaraderie and acceptance of one another most
often in the form of nesting baskets where the shapes are similar enough to
be acceptable. But there are also those who can reach beyond the familiar,
if I may continue with the analogy, as would a plastic bag within a steel
container. It can adjust and come to understand the others position. Now
the acceptance may not be mutual, for a rigid container within a soft
plastic bag may cause damage even though it is embraced.
Elyon spoke of assurance. This assurance is regarding the content within any
container. Some of you have gone from rigid containers to a more flexible
one and have enjoyed the adaptability that offers and see that it is good
and well. Others have gone from leaky sacks, the holes too large to contain
and transport the truth received; it gets lost continually, and you have
moved on to a firm, solid container and see that as good and well.
Truth is like your perception of time. You may perceive time as a vast
expanse of eternity. You may see it as a momentary instant. You may see
truth as infinitesimal grains of sand or as one universally large boulder.
You know of your past and your future, but you also understand the inability
to live in either state, and this is so with truth. You may attempt to
all truth within yourself, but alas, it is the truth of the instant that is
on your life and your consciousness.
This does not disregard the validity of prior states of truth awareness any
more than you would say that the gasoline spent in your vehicle yesterday
was worthless but the gas of this moment is the best. Each individual will
fill himself with the truth as it is best absorbed, and that truth will
that the soul will be uplifted. In the growth of the soul the truth will
adjust and the soul
will adjust that both come into a harmonic resonance.
You know of the truth that is within yourself. Accept the truth that is in
The two are shaped differently, but that is merely your contain-ability of
Remember that while you may wish to pour your grains into the container of
another, and sometimes this is beneficial, far greater is the pouring of the
of truth from the God of all, the unbounded, uncontained, absolute truth.
May I return to my comment of the truth setting you free? This freedom is
the experience of the adaptability of truth. It is the understanding that
if you wish to mold truth into a shape you may do so. It is the freedom to
allow the truth to not have any shape whatsoever also. The freedom that
truth sets you into is the freedom to make your own stand for truth, to be
bold enough to acclaim the validity of your experience of that truth. And
it is also a freedom that is your own right; no longer must you possess
anothers truth; it is your personal experience, and it may be acquired in
any manner, not necessarily A through Z.
While all of you, while you ascend to Paradise, will eventually have A
you may accumulate in many different ways. While your fellows may only
have L, M, N, and O and you D, E, and F, you both are working towards the
fullness of truth, and this is the manner in which you may accept one
and this is the freedom you have to experience the reality of God in the
I thank you.
* Light (Mark): I am humbled to greet you as well, I am Light here once
again to shine some more light into the discussion. In working with these
thought frames and this idea of assurance we may see light as fitting into
this discussion in perhaps the following context.
If you are secure and comfortable and embracing much content of truth then
you are said to be lifted up in brilliance. It is noted that you are
lighter and brighter the more you gather to yourselves this sense of
purpose, awareness, and ultimate conviction. As you become lighter and
brighter in this process this luminescence which is part of your
helps you to dispel areas of uncertainty with the bright luminescence and
so what may be oppressive because it is uncertain and unknown and lingers
in darkness, to another may be exposed and illuminated by one who brings
with them this light of assurance. Or having this internal assurance means
that you are a carrier of this light, and as it goes with you throughout
experience, those things in proximity to you simply become illuminated.
Where there is no darkness there is no fear of the unknown and uncertainty
does not dominate you to the point of inaction. Rather it is as though you
wear a headlamp, and everywhere you choose to direct your gaze there is
light there with you. No matter how many times you turn your head to
refocus your gaze, there is the light. This light you have brought with you
is your assurance that all that is out there is in fact a friendly place to
simply be illuminated, not a fearful and dark and unknown place because you
are groping from a position of insecurity and uncertainty yourself. Wherever
you are there is the light. Wherever you are your truth is there.
So you may be confident of never being caught in the dark, never being
subjected to the oppressive conditions of uncertainty and fear that being
left in the dark presents. Rather carry with you this assurance as your
headlamp knowing it will illuminate the way of your choosing. So it is it
naturally and effortlessly dispels the dark and uncertain places and
illuminates them for what they truly are, and then they may be gathered to
you as these grains of sand more easily and readily in this process.
Thank you for allowing me to shine a little more light in context. Farewell.
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