FW: Ham on Balance

Russ Gustafson russg at virtualbiz.com
Fri Mar 20 18:54:02 PST 1998

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From: David G. Schlundt, Ph.D. [SMTP:david.schlundt at vanderbilt.edu]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 1998 7:44 AM
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Subject: Ham on Balance


Ham: Greetings, children, I am Ham and I am happy to greet you all again after our
break. You are each learning many things, lessons, that will give you additional
guidance in the future.

You are all looking forward into the future with open hearts and willing minds. With
coming spring, you are feeling anticipation and a subtle excitement about what
adventures are coming. You should all be at ease and more calm than you are. All of
you are having some minor stresses and fears.

Nothing should disturb your balance. Learning how to balance well involves keeping
balance during times of disturbance. Balance and mental equanimity is crucial to
success in any endeavor. If you can keep a good balance in the small whirlwinds, your
chances of keeping a good balance when a larger wind comes is greatly enhanced.

Everyone must deal with difficult situations, difficult people and part of balance is
the learning of not allowing someone else to push you off balance. Sometimes, this
involves the step of removing yourself from another's influence and other times it
involves learning to weather the wind storm that another sends in your direction.

When someone's behavior is objectionable to you, you must always pray for that person.
In other words, you must pray for your enemies and in this prayerful attitude find
understanding and compassion. This prayerful attitude may not alter their
objectionable behavior toward you, but it will help you be flexible enough to weather
the storm that is sent your way.

You must all also realize that there are some people that you personally cannot help.
You all take your relationship with Jesus, our Father/brother Michael, very seriously
and so you seek to help everyone who comes into sphere of influence. Jesus recognized
that there were very many people that he could not personally help and people that he
could not help spiritually even if he healed the body.

People will come to you with various motives who don't always wish for spiritual help.
Like the woman who followed the Master seeking physical healing but who would not
listen to his sermons. People come to others with various expectations, wants, and
needs. You must all understand that you cannot be all things to all people and you must
understand that the Master does not require you to be. Part of recognizing the
Father's will is recognizing your own limitations.

Be at ease with each other. Have freedom and openness. Wear the Master's mantle
lightly, do not cause your tasks to be more of a burden than they should be. Are
there any questions at this time?

Q: You advised us to pray for our enemies and who are difficult and in are way, is it
also wise to pray for those who are not are enemies but involved in business and social

Ham: Yes, absolutely.

Q: I appreciate this lesson, because I struggle with how to balance my response to
people. The Urantia book says that when we pray for another person, it is more
effective that we inform that person that we are praying for them. Would you address
that and say why it might be so and whether we should inform people we are having
problems with that we are praying for them.

Ham: This information usually will soften the other person's attitude toward you while
your praying softens your attitude toward them. This is why it is more effective, but
it is not always possible. Prayer is I suppose somewhat mysterious from your
viewpoint. Often times, the prayers of humans are misguided and do not necessarily
influence the Father or his angels. But, prayer always influences the one who prays.

Q: I always figured that when you pray for somebody, it helps you to identify with them
and see their viewpoint better. Kind of puts you on their side.

Ham: Yes.

Q: What are some of the tings we can do to try to find and keep our balance?

Ham: Again, prayer is you most powerful tool. Praying to the Father to help you
maintain your balance is crucial, and then in addition if you pray for those who set
you off balance this is very powerful in helping you transcend your problem and thus
keep spiritual balance.

Q: I am seeing balance here as remaining calm and not letting emotions like anger and
fear overwhelm me, is that how you are seeing it?

Ham: Yes.

Q: Ham, is prayer a technique we can use to communicate with you and our teachers?

Ham: No, you should differentiate praying to the Father or to Michael from simply
talking things over with your teacher.

How about meditation?

Ham: Yes, meditation will help you to receive any messages from your teacher,

Q; Is my communication with Daphney through the spirit of truth channel circuit?

Ham: No, but you respond to the truth received through this channel.

Q: Can you say a little more and make me understand that.

Ham: The human mind is receptive to communication on many levels, conscious,
superconscious, and even subconscious. All these levels of mind are encircuited with
the Spirit of Truth, so where ever truth is received in whatever state of
consciousness, the spirit of truth rings through the soul. The Spirit of Truth circuit
belongs only to the creator Son and is not ever tapped into by any other source.

Q: The reason I ask was because whenever I attempt to reach Daphney, I concentrate on
the Master and receptive to him and maybe just the concentration allows her to come
through. Anyway, it works.

Q: Speaking of communications, now that we are no longer considered an isolated planet,
can we expect in our lifetime to see outside communications to this planet on a greater
scale than just what we are seeing through the teaching mission?

Ham: The Father always seeks the most natural and unobtrusive method of communication.
Michael is likewise dedicated to this ideal. You, therefore, should not expect a grand
demonstration or physical display that would overawe the weaker minds among you.

Q: I was thinking about the book that it talks about there are announcements or
broadcasts to the planets. Thank you Ham. I saw something the other night on the
learning channel that raised more questions about the existence of aliens and their
ability to come to this planet and kidnap humans for experiments. Some of what I saw
raised questions and what occurred to me is that one of the greatest gifts the father
has given is the ability to create our own reality.. In observing the different people
who have been claimed to be abducted by aliens. I have wondered that with their own
power of believing they are creating these experiences and the circumstances. There has
to be an explanation because I don't think they are what they are claiming them to be>
Is the mind powerful enough to create these sorts of experiences?

Ham: The human imagination is very, very powerful. It is the escape route whereby you
are not subject to space and time and all the material restraints that normally confine
you. I will not comment one way or the other about what this UFO phenomenon is or is
not in reality.

Q: I did not want a validation on that, but whether we as humans are able to create
such a reality through our belief?

Ham: To actually create the physical reality, no.

Q: This last week or so I attempted to communicate with Lisa on several occasions and I
feel I made some progress in this regard. Could you comment on that?

Ham: Lisa informs me that yes you are truly breaking ground and that there are always
new communications ready for you when you are made ready to accept them.

Q: I would love any guidance you have for me this week.

Ham: Certainly, daughter, you are doing better getting rest and are much more accepting
of your limitations and need for balance. Don' t worry about the unknowable events in
your future time. Bring your consciousness into the now time more and more and you
will find a greater peace.

Q: I would appreciate a personal message also.

Ham: Kellan, you are in a true transition time where much or your life, including the
spiritual, is undergoing a metamorphosis. Let go of your old habits, especially the
habit of worrying, and embrace the now time also letting everything come to you without
fear or anxiety.

Q: Do you have anything for Esmirelda?

Ham: Yes, daughter, you are doing very well in handling the many transitions that you
are experiencing. You are learning to let go of things that are out of your control
and most importantly not to worry about them. You are finding a new freedom and love
of life that you have not known before.

Q: Elena?

Ham: Daughter, stay strong and remain in the Father's loving arms. Do not allow anxiety
to weaken your health or create other imbalances. Be at ease, daughter, all is well.

Q: Rebecca?

Ham: Daughter, you have done well in this task so far. Be happy and at peace for all is
well and as it should be.

Q: Myself?

Ham: Jarad, your life is undergoing a great change as well. Remember to meditate every
day and you will have better balance.

Q: Ham do you have any advice and counsel for me tonight?

Ham: Yes, Dillman, you are learning the great lessons of patience and humility like the
Master's apprenticeship and years of labor. Your soul is being readied for greater
work. For now, whatsoever your hand finds to do, do that with all your might and all
will be well.

Q: Z asked me if you had any advice or feedback or wisdom for her in regard to looking
for a new house and what she has been going through with that.

Ham: Clarify, is this a residence for you both?

Q: Yes and also a place where she can have her office and do her work and a place that
is large enough for a child if we are able to be successful with that.

Ham: Yes, you must relax and remember that you have angels who will work for this
greater good. When you find the house they have guided you to, you will both feel
warmth, comfort, and affirmative. Wait until this happens before you try to work
something that isn't quite right.

Q: Do you have feedback for me this week too please?

Ham: Son, you are truly making great progress. I am very pleased with all your work and
all you efforts to help humanity with a serious problem. Know that you are being
brought into higher spheres of influence rung by rung so that your influence will be
lasting because it is built on solid ground. All your efforts will bear fruit. Fear
not, the way is opening and everything is looking very good. In this, you are where you
need to be.

Q: I wanted to say thank you and wanted to say that I always find you exquisitely
balanced and that is an inspiration to me.

Ham: Thank you son, I appreciate the compliment. I am informed that Vontiss desired a

Son, you are learning some hard lessons but also are inspiring in your balance and
reliance on the Father. Continue your mediation practice every day. Every thing is now
working itself out, so have no fear, you are doing well. The one thing I would say son
is that you must be more persistent in your pursuit of goals. Do not be so quick to
give up.

If there are no further questions I will tell you all farewell until next week. My
prayers are with you.

David G. Schlundt, Ph.D. Phone: (615)322-7800
Associate Professor of Psychology Fax: (615) 343-8449
Vanderbilt University E-mail:
David.Schlundt at Vanderbilt.Edu
301 Wilson Hall
Nashville, TN 37240
You cannot truly love your fellows by a mere act of the will. Love is only
born of thoroughgoing understanding of your neighbor's motives and
sentiments. It is not so important to love all men today as it is that each
day you learn to love one more human being. Urantia Book, P.1098 - ?3:

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