Elyon Group 7/12/98
Rick P. Giles
RickGiles at prodigy.net
Wed Jul 15 07:55:42 PDT 1998
July 12, 1998
* Jessona (Jonathan TR): Hello to you, I am Jessona, as you
might expect. [Tom had requested Jessona to address some personal
matters.] I am willing to provide feedback to you regarding your
episode of this past week and am willing to address other questions
as well. Hopefully it will prove to be of benefit in increased
insight and the fostering of your faith.
There is a twofold process in spiritual attainment. This
process you are familiar with, however, I bring it up to remind you
so that you may perceive your current situation in that light. That
is, the first cycle of internalizing your new knowledge, your
acquired insights; the second phase of the cycle being your
expression, outpouring, the exercise of sharing, of enacting your
recently acquired state of being. It is said that it is your
intentions that the Father evaluates, but it is also true that it is
from your extension that the kingdom is furthered on this world.
Though the Father is most keenly concerned with your inner progress,
we who hover about you are keenly concerned with the outward progress
of your world and with your contribution to this world. Perhaps in
light of this statement we could address your question.
Tom: This recent expansion of the gospel, the preaching and
the being, the stillness and small kindnesses sum up this expansion.
In light of the recipe being the gospel and our "being the gospel",
we were discussing the recipe, the gathering, cooking, serving,
eating of the food, saying grace, and the value derived from that.
Using these material analogies could you corroborate the spiritual
reflections on that example by analogy?
* Jessona: I have this to say: It is an excellent portrayal of
the process of assimilating the truth of the gospel, of transforming
it into your being and therefore making it effectively possible to
preach the gospel. What I mean is that your acquirement of the
living qualities of the gospel makes it possible for others to
witness its fruits. This is a form of preaching that exceeds the
spoken word. To follow your analogy, imagine -- for that matter,
there is no need to imagine; you have experienced this -- what it is
like to describe a dish that you have partaken of to one who has not
tasted. Your description never satisfies the other's sense of taste.
it may appeal through the ears to the mind, but it has not gone
through the proper avenue of consumption. Even the aroma, though
closer to an accurate portrayal of the gospel food, still ends up
short. This aroma is akin to witnessing the bearing of spiritual
fruit. However, when another directly encounters and becomes
entangled, or confronts the gospel personally -- and I mean this
positively, rather than through struggle to resist -- this is the
eating, the actual partaking of the gospel and is superior to aroma
or description. Though aroma and description whet the appetite, it
is the literal consumption, the intaking by the individual, that
makes the gospel become part of them. Your best ministry is, in a
sense, for them to be able to smell the meal on your breath!
You have expressed here today some fine examples that interpret
this analogy. Each stage of doing requires a degree of being. Being
begets doing, which brings into existence new stages for being, much
like your shopping now has created the potential for preparing the
recipe. It is a level of function that did not exist prior to
shopping. With this we can see that doing good for others transforms
you into goodness itself. Goodness, in reality, does not exist apart
Tom: Sounds good to me! When you are good then you are being.
It all goes together at the same time, right?
* Jessona: Yes.
Tom: I was trying to see this as an exploded view. It's
action and reaction at the same time. You can't do without being,
and you can't be without doing.
* Jessona: Yes. Correct. Imagine all your food items cut up on
the counter, simply sitting there for weeks, none of which would end
up in the casserole dish without you being the preparer. They do go
hand-in-hand, the doing and the being.
You are familiar with the phrase of Michael, when he was
described as being "good" he responded by saying, "Why do you call me
good?" This could be thought of as a statement which distinguishes
separately the person from goodness. But I convey to you that
Michael was demonstrating his complete faith in, devotion to, and
work for the Father. To be the good that he was in his earth life
amounted to him forgetting himself and becoming that conduit of
goodness. Such a process truly made him good. Since he was good, he
was capable of doing good. Being the very truths that he taught, he
did well doing good. The lack of personal experience with truth can
make one function poorly when attempting to do good. Experience is
not only the best teacher, but the best preparation for teaching.
Your current work with intuition is a favorable exercise, in my
view, and will help us both in our relationship, for it is a key part
of the process of communication. The human mind is not always
favorably oriented toward contact. Intuition is a valuable plug-in
point to the mind. Your experience of intuitive precognitions is
demonstrating that faith is likewise an active element, as well. You
not only receive, but you are acting upon this reception, all built
upon the witness of receiving and not acting.
I offer only one caution and that is, to return to your
analogy, intuition can be like the temperature setting on the oven.
It can become overly intensified and miss the level at which it was
intended to be of benefit. It can also be under-intensified and lack
the ability to be informational. This applies to your ability to
receive and transmit, as well, for it is up to the human subject to
grasp and to effectively express. We would be more than happy to
dispense with this medium for contact and communicate with you from
the outside as you do with one another in your physical forms.
However, we are at this point in evolution here left with the other
option, that is, access to you through your mind circuits and through
the willing participation of the Father's presence.
As it is noticeable of mortals, there is a tendency to believe
what is heard from the outside over what is heard from within.
External verification is valid, however, learning to trust an
internal presentation is valuable for developing spiritual insight,
trust, and the confidence of connectedness.
Would you like to comment?
Tom: I felt on several occasions that I had a new level of
understanding, sparked mainly from asking you questions while in
meditation. You seemed to be answering me in my mind's matrix. I
understand transmitters going to each other with questions rather
than directly. [Asks for confirmation of two recent incidents] Was
I over-cooking or under-cooking? Am I in the range?
* Jessona: You have discerned the possibility that in no small
way exists. What the situation is, to return again to your analogy,
is that the oven is on, set at temperature, but as it stands now, the
timer has not been started. However, at any point the timer could
begin, and you could witness the outworking of your intuitive grasp.
I will make comment about seeking confirmation of received
transmission within yourself from another transmitter. It is like
this: If you pull a shirt over your head but not pull it over
completely, and take a look around from within that shirt, you see
the pattern of the fabric; you see construction techniques; you see
unraveling, little details that are not obvious from the outside.
Often the patterns of the fabric are not as clear and these details
can distract from the intended beauty of its appearance. Yet you are
receiving a great deal of information, not necessarily apparent from
without. Yet, when you view this same garment on another from the
outside, you have a different perspective. The two enrich the entire
experience of gaining understanding. It is beneficial to seek
confirmation through another TR. I would also reverse this and state
that it is beneficial for you to seek internal confirmation of that
which is received through another TR.
Tom: You aren't saying I should go see another TR, are you?
* Jessona: This you are doing at this moment in time. This is
Tom: This shirt that I am looking through, I'm not getting the
whole picture. The timer hasn't started. Am I right so far?
* Jessona: You are receiving the perspective of being inside the
shirt. This is what you have experienced earlier. At this moment
you are experiencing viewing the shirt from without, viewing it upon
this TR. But I need to point out that my comment about the timer
refers to the facts of the situation you have expressed regarding
your friend and had to do with intuition and its outworking, that is,
the transpiration of events and occurrences that confirm the
Tom: Intuition doesn't have a lot of facts, yet it is all
facts, if it is correct. I have a vague impulse of what it is, but I
don't want to intrude on the freewill of my brother by directing him
in a path that may not be the Father's will. In the other case, I
thought you had something to do with it, but while it was going on I
had no idea. Looking at the shirt on someone else, I thought I saw
how you operate; that's what I am trying to figure out. I know you
don't want to intrude on my life so that I lean on you too much. But
I would like to understand how we function. With this intuition I
thought I was on to something. Machiventa says to learn to use it
more; get it into your life. A flag doesn't always come up saying
"yes" or "no". I'm walking around like I have a shirt over my face.
I'd like to see what is going on.
* Jessona: You have made some very good statements, and they are
illustrating our relationship. You expressed that you do not wish to
lean upon me. Use of intuition is the safeguard for not leaning upon
me, for it requires your active application of mind and is distinct
from being directly told by me what the reality of a situation is.
We are a partnership, and though I can function in many ways that do
not require the presence or actions of a human, I do lean upon you.
Our entire corps has a large amount of enlisted human beings that we
lean upon to effect changes. So, there is a beneficial quality to
teamwork that is not undermining of freewill, that is not subjugating
one's powers to act and choose to the direction of another. Does
this provide perspective about our work together?
Tom: I'm starting to get a glimmer here and there. Sometimes
I think you are involved in healing; sometimes I think you are
involved in music and other things. I know the master avoided
over-specialization, so I'm keeping my options open. I'm not sure
what you do or how I can be of service to you other than to use the
truth I have experientially unified to further the gospel. The
puzzle is starting to come together. I appreciate you talking with
me today, and I will study it to refine our contact.
* Jessona: If I could switch our metaphor for a moment from
shirts to hats, I wear a few. In my assignment with the master
seraphim of this world and work with the Reserve Corp of Destiny, I
wear a hat that fits a uniform. In my work with you I wear a
different hat, for I have also adopted the assignment of the Teaching
Mission and the role of a personal teacher with you. Some of what I
do at work, so to speak, is not the same function as I undertake with
you personally. This is enlarging my experience as well as being a
minister for you and with you. Do understand that as we together
wear the hat of teacher/student, you have in no way received a hat
too large for you to wear. You have all the presence of mind
necessary to be my equal associate in working for Michael. Many
within this Correcting Time mission are only beginning to discover
their potential arenas for function. Few have actually found and are
directly engaged in an active role. The cycle of discovery is still
I look forward to greater work with you in the future and am
enjoying our current success.
Tom: I sure thank you. I feel like you wrapped your wings
* Jessona: You are welcome, and I thank you in return. If you
are content today, I will take leave.
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