Rick P. Giles
RickGiles at prodigy.net
Wed Mar 26 07:19:56 PST 1997
March 23, 1997
* Elyon (Jonathan TR): Friends who gather in honor of
Michael, we greet you as those who likewise assemble to provide
the ministry he has enlisted each one of us to perform. You have
on record his saying, to "go forth into all the world and
proclaim the gospel." Imagine how extensive this charge is to us
who have a universe in which to take this gospel. But the task
is truly no greater or less be it a world or universe, for the
proclamation of this gospel is to be extended individually, one
to one. It would be just as accurate for us all to be told "go
forth to another and proclaim the gospel."
In every effort you make toward extending the awareness of
the kingdom you can be assured of Michael's full comprehension
through his experience as a human of your challenges, your inse-
curities. Although he was never reluctant to express his
understanding of truth and the reality of his Father, he did per-
sonally come to know many who were more timid, and he understands
when reluctance is encountered. As he ministered to those who
encountered this fear, he likewise will do so for you. Just as
certainly you are aided with his spirit presence throughout your
efforts to be of service; likewise does he stand beside you
during those moments when you feel you have fallen short of this
charge to proclaim this gospel. Rest assured that never in any
circumstance wherein you feel you fail that Michael would ever
abandon you nor will he ever deprive you of a greater lesson,
that being the attainment of the ability to effect such ministry
in a future episode. The beauty of the ministry of Michael is
that his evaluation of your efforts is always towards
improvements in the events to come rather than an evaluation
which depicts your efforts as a portrayal of the maximum of which
you can perform. In other words, any failure or shortcoming on
your part does not limit you to an arena of function less than
you would idealize, but rather exposes the courses to be under-
taken that will broaden your abilities in the future. I say this
to encourage you to make effort and be willing to fail, for this
will expose the ministry for yourself. Any effort made does not
result in a report card in conclusion but results in a "to do"
list, action items.
You have discussed prayer. I would include prayer in the
same method I express here. Be not concerned at each prayer what
your expression is in an ideal sense, but pray sincerely,
listening for the Father's response, for in these times it is the
laying bare of the soul to Him which brings the ministry. You
may refine your prayer standards, philosophy, but fret not during
your praying times. Let your intentions be true. Expose your
heartfelt longings, your deep desires. These, though expressed
imperfectly, are understood. Since Michael has lived in the very
form in which you live this life, he knows the origins of the
human heart; he knows the intentions of the human being. He
likewise fathoms the depths of deity, and in the intersection of
these two states of being, he knows what you pray for and how to
provide you with the divine response. Both in service ministry
and in prayerful petitions the skills at which you succeed or
fail do not limit you but always serve to expand the potentials
for higher attainment. This is why we encourage you continually
to be bold and to express yourself, for to do so you come to
believe in and trust your skills and to reveal, to begin to
develop the necessary refinements in light of your shortcomings.
I am Elyon, and I will pause to allow you to respond and to
provide an opening for others to speak with you.
Evelyn: In terms of our conference plans, in the future I
know we will be asking for more of your input, but I would like
to ask if there is a topic you would like to see addressed; I
would be willing to present some-thing. Any suggestions along
that line I would find helpful.
* Elyon: A word I present this time is interactivity. The
theme you have chosen incorporates this well, for, not only do
individuals in a group have the opportunity to interact as a
group in your presentations, but likewise you have defined a
cluster of groups who can interact one with another, not simply a
mass collection of all of you, but distinct levels of your
joining together. It would be interesting for me and my
associates to observe your expressions of yourselves to others
who attend and in reverse and to see a group react to and with
another group in a sense as its own entity. You all are aware of
the uniqueness of the individual personality, and you in this
mission are sensitive to the entire community. I would at this
time encourage you to magnify the special qualities of the
intervening collectivity of the local groups, for here is
emerging an expression of the Supreme. Just as no two worlds are
alike, likewise every group is a family of its own. By main-
taining this integrity when you gather in a larger grouping, you
are revealing to one another this community. On a world like
yours, so bent towards borders and differentiation, you do well
when you reach for unity and share in the commonness as brothers
and sisters. But you can also witness this supreme beauty of
teams who work together. To maintain some of this definitional
boundary would reveal to each of you how spirit is ministering to
one another as you spend the rest of your months apart.
I would be pleased if you provided our assigned melchizedeks
time to express to you information that would prove helpful to
all in attendance. Otherwise, I am under the guidance to allow
your full and free expression of what you would care to share
Mary: When you say you would be pleased for us to allow
space for the melchizedeks to convey information, are you saying
to set aside time now, in our local groups? Or are you saying
set aside time at the conference for them specifically?
* Elyon: Your second question is what I request. It would
delight the four, even the five, melchizedeks who attend you
regularly to be on line simultaneously, with various TRs, to make
a combined presentation. This may unnerve your TRs, but it would
allow these local universe ministers a chance to express on a
broader base with more TRs functioning and several melchizedeks
engaged in an effort to.... Correction: This expression of the
melchizedeks collectively with several TRs is in pattern the same
as your groups exchanging group to group. It is another level
than one to one, individual to individual, single teacher/TR.
Does this help?
Mary: Sounds interesting.
Ginny: Someone had a question this morning about the perma-
nence of the soul. Does it exist forever or not?
* Elyon: Your soul is embryonic at this stage in your
ascension. It is a collection of experiential values that you
have acquired and is a reflection of your morontia nature that
transcends your animal origins. It is ever enlarging. That
which it becomes is eternal. One way of perceiving your soul is
to cease to perceive it as separate from yourself. Embrace it as
yourself. Its relationship to eternity is to the Supreme as your
personality's relationship to reality is to the Divine Fragment.
The doorway to the comprehension of the Supreme in finite reality
is the soul, just as the doorway to the understanding and even-
tual fusion of your Thought Adjuster is your personality's
willful selection to do so.
In the ages beyond your attainment of Paradise the function
of the soul becomes less certain to our universe philosophers.
As to whether your soul ceases growth at the completion of the
growth of the Supreme, or whether your soul emerges and begins
the development of itself as a supersoul, we do not know. But at
this time in your career the greatest important function is the
experiential expansion of your soul through the attainment of
eternal values and cosmic meanings, the experience of the love of
God in oneself and its flow to others.
Does this fulfill your request?
Ginny: It was Tom's question!
Tom: Yeah, it does, thank you.
Anne: Can we consciously tap into those values of the soul
and have them be expressed with more power through our daily
* Elyon: Yes, that which you know as the term "fruit of the
spirit" is the reflection of the soul. The soul is the fruit of
the spirit's efforts. The best technique for tapping into this
source is your stillness, for in the practice you sharpen your
sensitivity, you develop the skill whereby in a moment's notice
in the dynamics of the day you can touch home and bring to the
surface this connection that it may pour forth as ministry. Yes,
it is stillness that is the greatest technique.
Anne: Thank you.
with all you do in his name. I take my leave.
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