Elyon Group 5/10/98
Rick P. Giles
RickGiles at prodigy.net
Tue May 12 08:08:33 PDT 1998
Teachers: Will and Elyon
Topics: Love and Gender
Group: Coeur d'Alene Teaching Mission Group
May 10, 1998
* Will (Jonathan TR): I greet you today, and I would address you
on the topic of love.
The Father's love is transcendent of all conditions. It is so
extensive in its embrace that it is nearly impossible to define it
through descriptions. In order to understand this divine love, you
are of necessity in the position of receiving love from those who are
nearer your state of being. This is the initial experience into the
dimension of love that is deep and results in the realization of the
Love from God as it comes to you is reflected through your
local universe rulers, Michael and Nebadonia. The experience you
have of love, that flow of energy, is their variation of that divine
and transcendent love. Even the glandular makeup of your bodies is
designed with the understanding that your ability to sense love will
have some physical ramifications. This has been designed such that
you gain sensitivity to this higher spiritual love. It also makes
apparent how important it is for you to demonstrate on all levels to
your young ones...(brief interruption)
I speak on this topic of love today because I wish to convey
two points: One, that the Father's love is so grand that it is
almost impossible for a creature to comprehend the enormity of this
expression, that your experience of this love has been forwarded to
you through His Creator Son and the Creative Spirit so that you may
begin to approach this love. In so doing they have provided you with
a love that is reflective of their personal affection as well as the
Father's. You, yourselves, experience this qualification.
The other point I wish to convey is that you desire to express
spiritual love to one another, and you know that your ability to love
is determined by your attainment spiritually as a creature of the
Creator. When you open yourself to allow the love of the Father
through you, it is recognizable how you provide your own flavor, your
own coloration, of this divine and essential love. This is not a
fault; this is not imperfection. This is merely another derivation
of that pure essence. You are reflecting Michael's love from the
Father. Every expression of love on your part and every expression
of love through each one of you is a point wherein another may link
to the great circuit of love that will ultimately draw you all into
the Father's presence.
In order to better discover the love of the Father within you,
ministers have been stationed around you who can reveal this love, as
has been experienced by them, that you may recognize it when you
encounter it within. Though you can never coerce or compel or
require another to attain this experience of love within, you can
demonstrate it such that it becomes recognizable.
The love of the Father is so expansive. I would crudely convey
an inkling of this expansiveness by relaying to you that the very
matter of the universe is because of love. All of finality, all
relationship, all awareness is rooted in love to begin with. Mankind
struggles with the acquirement of love, the need, the hunger to
experience love received and to have an outlet for love expressed.
Much of the time love is valued strictly from the emotional
well-being and comfort it provides. Love is this and more. Love is
an action; it is an emotion, and it is a state of mind.
Today you have designated as a day for honoring those who have
brought you life and have nurtured you with love. It is a fitting
example of love that goes beyond feeling into many elements of life.
>From this day of recognition of relationship of parent to child, you
can better understand the love of the Father, that love which is
present even when you are feeling disconnected, even rebellious.
I am Will, and I am one who loves you. I thank you and Elyon
for letting me speak today. That is all.
Evelyn: Thank you, Will. It's good to hear from you. Since
you have addressed Mother's Day and Nebadonia, it brings to mind
gender and how it is used in connection with celestials. It's easy
for us to make sweeping generalizations about other beings based on
our experience. Angels are referred to as daughters of the Infinite
Spirit, but I don't think that makes them similar to human females in
outlook or nature. Could you tell us more about those in The Urantia
Book who are designated "she"?
* Will: This is difficult territory to wade into because of the
dual nature of the human species. The manifestation of son and
spirit within the Infinite I Am brings about the initial duality, in
reality, a polarity, complementary and connected to one another. The
gender terms of "he" and "she" have been applied in the text, for it
is your beginning approach to understanding the essential,
fundamental, and primal divisions of God. You are correct in your
discernment that this does not mean that all beings from the Infinite
Spirit are feminine, likewise those of the Son being solely
I am, myself, as you know, female due to my birth on a world in
a form that is female in gender. In my morontia unfoldment I have
come to understand that we all have both qualities within us, some
more latent, others more active. I have discovered that love that is
tender and love that is stern are not gender oriented. The idea of
applying differentiation based on the physical qualities of one's
body is similar to striving to understand the base of a tree by
analyzing the minute fibrils at the end of a tiny branch. It does
not reveal the nature of the trunk with enough breadth to truly
understand. Nonetheless, qualities are resident at these extreme
ends that originated from the divine source. They have become
altered and adapted to become, in your realm, male and female. I
might put it this way: The quarter is a coin, but all coins are not
quarters. This is true with the designations "he" and "she" when
applied to higher beings.
On Paradise you will better understand the unification of these
seemingly different dimensions much as you will there understand the
oneness of matter and spirit.
I hope I have been helpful.
Evelyn: Yes, particularly the idea of love, whether stern or
tender, doesn't automatically make it male or female. We stereotype
based somewhat on experience, but I don't want to do that with beings
I'm not familiar with at all. Thank you. We will have to wait for
Paradise for some of these things.
* Elyon: I too greet you today; this is your good friend, Elyon.
It is always a pleasure to have another provide the lesson for me
and let me rest and enjoy being with you and observe more carefully
There does come a time in a teacher's experience when the
question arises, what may I do better to facilitate your growth? I
have tried many approaches, and I have experienced the rewards of
your progress. It is good to witness another teacher, to observe the
emphasis made, for we are reflective of the Melchizedek lessons just
like Michael is reflective of the Father's love. Each of us has a
slant to the course to be taught. Each of you likewise has a variant
to the essence that you have experienced, and, to repeat Will, it is
to your benefit that you apply yourself to fully understanding your
Not one of you nor any one of us will ever fully be a
representative of Michael in any of our actions. But we will be a
representative for Michael as we are. This he acknowledges; this he
expects. Michael has given full expression in human form what he
would be. He has already been in your shoes. Now he wishes for you
to be fully you in your shoes for him, not the denial of yourself,
not the devaluation of your worth. He said he is the water of life.
Each of you is a flavor in that water. You know that flavor brings
variety and all flavors provide refreshment.
That being said, do you have any tasty tidbits to add?
Evelyn: We are a quiet group today.
* Elyon: I have noticed. Reflectivity is as valuable as
expressivity. I might interject that reflectivity and expressivity
are two ends, two polarities, of a similar function.
Evelyn: I have been working on this project with Nolus. To
the extent you are familiar with it, do you have any suggestions for
things I should keep in mind in trying to come up with something
* Elyon: In a general response I would offer that you reach
consensus on focus, to what degree you are going to record the events
of the Teaching Mission as it began, the scope of the project. In
that light you could ask yourselves, to whom do we intend to make
this information available? Is it for the reasons of historical
record? Is it for the opportunity to witness to others who seek the
group dynamics which this mission provides? Is it going to be a tool
to help new arrivals to, in a sense, catch up, to come up to speed
with what has transpired over these past seven years? This will help
to determine what to include in the body of the work. My only advice
that I would desire that you follow is that this be an expression of
experiences by fellows within this mission and that it not be
portrayed as a demonstration of proof that this experience is valid,
only that it be a record of experiences. Beyond that, I am looking
forward to what is compiled and how you go about providing your own
variation and understanding of the events that transpired that
brought about the dynamics throughout this country and the
relationships that even now at this meeting you are experiencing.
Evelyn: Thank you, that is helpful.
* Elyon: It may require a few centuries before the activities
that the spirit ministers of this world are undertaking become
obvious to you all; even in this age of rapid communication there are
events unfolding on this world of which you know not. The
melchizedeks are quite active, and they will remain so until the
planetary government has been fully reconstituted under normal
procedures. Even then, Urantia, what it is and what it has gone
through, they may be here all the way to the ages of Light and Life.
The melchizedeks have a special function on this world. They
even preceded the arrival of your Prince; they have interceded
between all revelatory efforts on this world. They have partaken
directly in revelation to this world. They run this Teaching
Mission, and upon some reflection you will easily conclude that this
mission could not be all that occupies the attention of a melchizedek
son. Recording the events that have transpired with you human beings
in this mission will be helpful years later when you or others
encounter other records that help to clarify, that stand in
comparison with one another to shine greater luminosity upon the
entire series of events transpiring on this planet. A day will
arrive for you all when you will be able to review the records of all
thirty seven worlds.
Mary: Either for comment today or in the future relating to
the topic we discussed about gender, I have been reflecting for some
months on roles, trying to understand myself, my roles, and our
planet's history of devaluating what it sees as female traits and
overvaluating traditional male traits. I realize we each have the
full spectrum of potentials, leaving it to us as to which we express.
I'd like to hear more comment on the discovery of oneself. I'd like
to not fall back solely on emulating those I admire, self-discovery
without confusion with societal values or being overshadowed by
* Elyon: I will make a comment today and will make effort to
prepare lessons for the future on this topic as it is broad and quite
involved, for to those of you who have yet to be released from your
first form of life, your bodies, it can be emotional. Once you have
been resurrected in a morontial form, some of the discussion about
your gender will become unnecessary. But since you all lack this
experience as yet, we must explain more. Reflect one moment on the
fact that every one of you exists, though different in gender from
the opposite sex, has each been created by both. You are the merger
of these two forms of your species. You apparently express one of
these two. However, you are in reality a combination of both. You
might say it is like one who is right-handed and one who is
left-handed. All the functions of handness are present no matter the
configuration of the digits and the palm. Each of you can equally
express the qualities of both sexes. Some of the transitions going
on in your society today regarding sexual orientation is expressive
of the reality that you all contain the qualities of your parental
origin. On a world that is maternal in orientation wars are less
prevalent. However, oftentimes the wars that have taken place are to
eliminate or greatly reduce the numbers of the aggressive, lesser
sex, the males, in order to attain peace. On this world aggression
attains rulership; on other worlds aggression has been forcefully
restrained. Yet, you see in both the application of a technique,
that being war, in order to effect different ends.
I will pause in my comments here and return to this topic at
Mary: Thank you for your efforts and attention to the topic.
It's been ongoing on this planet since the times of Jesus when he
tried to elevate women to equal status and society resisted. It's
hard to identify the repercussions of those tendencies throughout
history. We don't have to untangle all that if we can transcend the
whole issue. It's confusing. It's an idea for something we can use
some help with. Thank you.
* Elyon: You are welcome. I leave you with one little
expression. Since we are speaking of gender, I would like to mention
DNA and its double helix quality. You expressed the untangling of
confusion on this world regarding the sexes. It would be nice to
come to an understanding of your mutual support for each other and
from each other as this spiraling helix does for you all genetically.
One without the other and there is no life; without each of you there
is no life. You are to be seen as standing equal in a dynamic which
will contribute to progress. It will never be static. Always will
you culturally benefit from the oscillation back and forth with the
traits that are more dominant in one and traits that are more
dominant in the other. This provides movement. Perhaps we can take
this conversation up again on Father's Day.
I now take my leave.
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