[tmtranscripts] Elyon/Tomas Group 4/30/00

Rick P. Giles RickGiles at prodigy.net
Mon May 1 08:19:05 PDT 2000

Coeur d'Alene Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Communication, Pressure, Conflict, Triads, Adjutant Mind Spirits.
Teachers: Tomas, Elyon, Jessona

April 30, 2000
*	Tomas (Jonathan TR):  Greetings, this is Tomas.  I would like to express to
you my delight in witnessing your conversation, the manner in which you share
your thoughts and how well you collectively contribute to discernment.  This
of communication is what we teachers would love to see manifest throughout the
world, that one another can sit, discuss, investigate, an issue or topic and
emerge from the discussion each one enriched with greater insight.  All too
on this world communication falls into dispute; sides are taken, and lines are
drawn.  But if human beings on this planet can learn that viewpoints expressed
contribute to an enlarged viewpoint, then the threat of being at odds
ideologically with one another will disappear, and greater community will be
experienced, even that of brotherly fellowship.
	A tabletop may be finished beautifully; it may sparkle; it may reflect the
room; it may enhance the beauty of the wood.  But it is rare that a tabletop is
finished on the underside where it appears marked and scratched; even
fingerprints of the worker may still be there.  Yet that underside is at one
the uppermost surface.  There can be no tabletop without the bottom, and many a
table beneath-side is the structural and functioning element of the upper
surface.  Likewise do viewpoints work together.  One viewpoint may be highly
ideological, another wholly practical.  The two come together to make a unit
which is serviceable.
	I am finished with my words, and I will leave you with Elyon.
*	Elyon:  I greet you this day, my friends, this is your teacher and friend
Elyon.  I know of your desire to ask questions today.  Rather than offering a
lesson which would consume time, let us pursue your topics and derive lessons
	Harold:  We were discussing the difference between pressure and conflict. 
Would you like to contribute?
*	Elyon:  You have each done well in this discussion.  I can contribute a
third element that you seek in understanding the relationship of pressure and
conflict.  I choose the word to describe this third element as "drive".  I would
qualify this word with other words such as: standards, self-imposition,
motivation; for, as you have noted, pressure can be distorting to conflict
resolution and it can be motivating.
	From within your own being, your self-imposed requirements, your standards
of behavior, your list of values and ideals; condition your drive, your
motivation, and purpose.  When faced with conflict pressure may force a decision
short of its best resolution, and so, from within yourself your predispositions,
inclinations, and tendencies may also inhibit as well as encourage the proper
resolution of conflict.  It is wise to assess these inward qualifiers,
conditions, just as you would assess which pressures upon you are important in
the decision and which are distracting.
	Conflict does bring growth.  It is not conflict that is growth; it is that
you must change yourself in order to become the new being that growth brings you
into becoming.  Pressure may push you forward to take this step; it may distract
you and hinder you from that step, and your own values, standards, prejudices,
and inclinations can work toward or work against the same growth.
	Conflict can be over an external choice, but spiritual growth comes from
conflict that is weeding out tendencies within your character that do not
your relationship with the Father and your serviceability to your brothers. 
Conflict is also worthwhile in helping you to discern personality attainment
you currently lack, though at this point in evolution, its absence is not wrong;
it is only that you have a new level to which you may aspire.  So not all
conflict requires the removal of simply negative traits but also the acquirement
of greater traits, not necessarily more correct traits, as the traits you have
are fine.  Rather they are amplifications, enlargements, refinements, of these
currently held traits.
	Conflict is ever-present.  It is inherent in the tensions of time and
space.  Pressure is a time dimension.  Your internal orientation qualifies how
successfully you will resolve this time-constrained conflict.  If you are
exercising faith, if you are willing to be taught, if you are mindful of the
elements that contribute to decisions, you will better be able to choose, given
the presence of pressure or its absence.
	I wish to hear your comments.
	Harold:  It sounds like its not a simple solution either way.  Pressure has
many facets to it.
*	Elyon:  And I would add one more element and that is draw, the pull of the
Father upon your soul, that magnetism that leads you into His presence, that
encouragement to become as He is.  This can be seen as a form of pressure,
"draw" is more appropriate, for it is this ever-present draw of the Father that
will bring you growth if you choose to receive and to become like Him and all
that He reveals.
	Harold:  So, in our conflicts we should look for the drawing of the Father
as a direction.
*	Elyon:  This is true.  I may, if you will, offer this as a technique: to
first seek the Father to ascertain His will.  His will may not be a specific
statement as to which way you must choose, but rather He will acknowledge His
presence and involvement in your conflict, and that presence will affirm for you
that the Father desires your growth in this arena.  Without such you could then
assume that your conflict is temporal in nature and solely a choice of
for you alone to make, that is, free of the condition of whether the Father has
taken a side on the issue.
	Secondly, to discern your own internal climate, as I have stated, your
inclinations or your prejudices, your motivations, those things from within
yourself that will hinder or help deciding.  Discern whether or not these
conditions are themselves what need change and thereby resolve the conflict, or
whether they are what has brought the conflict into being and that these
standards must remain, and therefore the conflict must be resolved to uphold
	Thirdly, discern the value of the pressures upon you to choose, whether
they are contributing effectively to your making your decision or whether they
are merely beating you about and preventing you from choosing as, if I may
use an
image, the shaking of the ground in an earthquake would make it difficult
for you
to negotiate passage through a door.  Those pressures can be debilitating.
	Fourth:  Be bold and courageous and decide.
	Trust every resolved conflict to the Father.  Do so before you even choose,
for the Father loves you regardless of your choices.  Your decisions will lead
you closer to Him or will reveal lessons and experiences that you require in
order that you will become closer to Him.  The wrong decision can bring the
result in due time, for in the experiential universe many things must be
undertaken in order to uncover the deeper significance and the spiritual import
of that experience.
	Stalemate is debilitating.  If you feel that you cannot move in one
direction due to pressure and another due to your own constraints, you will
still.  Something must give.  But the Father wishes that you choose, that the
dynamic, the tension, of time may continue.  The tug and the pull may go forward
that you may, in this agitation, progress even if this progress is only the
discovery of an error and a lack such that you may now discern clearly what
to be acquired to move on.
	Tom:  I'd like to ask Jessona, in reviewing this year's transcripts and in
our discussions at the Easter conference, I was struck by the number of
times the
word "attainment" was mentioned.  We demonstrate our accomplishments not to
our attainments but to refine them.  The goal is not attainment but unfoldment. 
Attainment is associated with goals.  Attainment may be a meaning and unfoldment
a value.  Attainment is like a tadpole wishing he were a frog and unfoldment a
tadpole living each moment as a tadpole.
	In the discussion of sincerity and dedication, like conflict and pressure,
I smell a triangle here.  They are all tetrahedrons with growth at the apex.
of these are two elements that are so wide open I could fit half a dozen into
each of these.  Could you fill in the triangle of unfoldment and attainment? and
also sincerity and dedication?  Am I just doing philosophic chin-ups?
*	Jessona:  Your statements reek with wisdom.  You have been pursuing these
lessons diligently.  That I would offer as a third element of sincerity and
dedication is diligence, to not only be wholehearted in sincerity and
wholehearted in your dedication, but to be diligent, to pursue.  One may
sincerely desire the will of the Father; one may dedicate oneself to spiritual
purposes, but without the diligence to pursue in the face of conflict, one may
retreat, may stall.
	In seeking for a word to complete the triad of pressure, conflict, I would
offer Elyon's word the "draw" of the Father, for pressure may push, and His draw
pulls, and conflict can be a tug-of-war between these.
	Unfoldment and attainment I wish to treat in a different manner, for
attainment is a point of demarcation.  It signalizes something that has
transpired.  When a parent marks the doorpost with the height of its child, that
becomes an attainment.   Yet the child continues to unfold physically, all the
potentials were present even at the point of conception and are simply over time
being revealed in its growth.  Attainment is a mile marker in unfoldment.  This
way of looking at attainment is to understand that the potentials resident
you are simply now being activated.  Much of spiritual growth is not acquiring,
it is activating what you now possess, and I include the presence of the Thought
Adjuster in this equation, which should allay your concerns that you may not be
as equipped as you really are, that you think you lack when in reality you have
the Father within you to compensate for any dimension of your being you may
consider to be absent.  That which you feel you must acquire is in reality only
that which you need to unfold.
	If I were to offer a word to triangulate unfoldment and attainment, it is
application.  The best lessons are not those which are understood, but they are
those that are lived.  What you attain you do so vitally, not theoretically. 
Unfoldment implies a certain degree of naturalness as would the opening of a bud
into a full flower.  Application implies that you put yourself to work, that you
apply pressure of your own, that you exert.  As you naturally unfold and as you
deliberately apply, you will attain.  Every attainment is a step in the ladder
wherein you may continue to unfold and constantly apply yourself.
	Does this provide you with much to think about?
	Tom:  It sure does.  Thank you for those insights.  I will study them.
*	Jessona:  For the record, I assume you know this is Jessona.
	Evelyn:  We were discussing the adjutant mind spirits.  What more could you
share about their function?  Do they encircuit to varying degrees?  Do insects
have only one or all five but barely functioning?  Do insects have not any, only
higher animals?  What more can you tell us about them?
*	Jessona:  These encircuitments of the Mother Spirit in the minds of the
local universe are a pattern, an avenue, through which mind functions.  Their
very presence distinguishes mind functioning from that of simple chemical brain
responses.  They are one of the reasons why mind can know another mind, where a
brain of chemical response would not necessarily know of the presence and
activities of another brain.  This mind encircuitment connects an individual
another individual and is witnessed in the fact that you can startle a spider
because you share an adjutant.
	I cannot describe accurately to you which mind circuit is functioning in
some of the other orders of animals besides yourselves, for there is a blurring
of these circuits when you observe actions and reactions, for these actions and
reactions are the results of various adjutant functions.  When a scorpion
you is that intuition or is that courage?  The higher mind of a mortal may
witness an action that appears courageous but yet may be simply an instinctual
response to threat, and there is no bravery being experienced whatsoever.
	Let me digress and stress another point, and that is that with the mastery
of mind you can enhance the functioning of the adjutant circuits.  You will not
increase their presence or encircuitment, but you will improve their functioning
as they are already present.  I don't mean that you could improve the
function of
the adjutant of courage by leaping from bridges, though this may be somewhat
helpful, but your ability to be steadfast, your ability to take a leap of faith,
can contribute to the encircuitment.
	All seven adjutants are present upon this planet and have been functioning
since the times of the first humans.  It is true that the higher animals are
responsive to the later adjutants and that the human mind is the only mind
of the
animal order of mind that responds to the highest.  But the evolution of all
creatures entails the evolution of animal mind.  Every creature is a building
block to the emergence of mortal mind, just as every creature was a stepping
stone to the evolution of the human vehicle.  The adjutants are not bestowed
any type of creature by an act of will.  They encircuit when  mind attains a
level where that circuitry is appropriate.  They encircuit with an intensity
is appropriate for that level of mind function.  The Mother Spirit has not
decided that a particular creature will only have three and not five, but that
that mind requires the intensity of each circuit according to its life
	I hope this has been fulfilling as an answer to your question.
	Evelyn:  Yes, very much so.  Thank you.
	Tom:  Can you petition a circuit?  For instance in a situation that demands
more courage can you pray to a circuit?  Or would you pray to the Universe
*	Jessona:  You must pray to the Mother Spirit.  The circuit is present and
functioning.  What you need is a better ability to respond to the circuit. The
circuit does not increase ... a normal mind enforced by the adjutant of courage
is present.  The adjutant presence is why you would be so bold even to pray.  It
is an innate, fundamental, and supportive activity of mind, the courage element
that permeates all events that contain potential for courageous response.  One
who is a coward is still equally encircuited with the adjutant of courage.
It is
a freewill decision or an unfortunate circumstance of life that the opposite
behavior is exhibited.  If you desire to be more courageous, this is a spiritual
attainment that you seek.  This is where your Mother Spirit will minister to
but you can trust the adjutant to be ever present.
	Though it may be somewhat inaccurate, the adjutants can be considered like
a series of maps in your glove box.  You have them.  You can use them, but you
cannot change them.  They exist as they do.  If you desire an atlas of all road
maps, you must rise above the functioning of mind and seek the realm of spirit.
	The adjutants can also be considered the very roads that these maps
represent.  This is the manner in which you travel in the mind arena.  In the
evolution of mind upon a world roads, when established, signalize the
activity of
one of the adjutants.  In the primitive forms of life few roads if any were
present.  It was all "off road".  When a creature or series of creatures
mentally in a manner that establishes potential for a road, the adjutant
encircuitment takes place and the road is established, and mind functions on
path.  This unfolds all the way up to the adjutant of wisdom which in itself
integrates all these pathways into a grid and makes it possible for mankind to
comprehend and to correlate the broad range of mental experience.  The adjutant
of wisdom will help you to perceive from the mountain top the interconnecting
pathways below.
	Michael:  Greetings to you, this is Michael.  Joyfully do I witness the
pursuit of truth, your philosophical investigations.  I assure you of my
and I encourage you wholeheartedly to seek and discern.
	You know that I have said that you must have faith and trust as a little
child.  I in no way implied that you must maintain ignorance or that you must be
blind, for every child is ever learning, always absorbing more of what life
presents.  Your investigations today exemplify the childlike attitude.  I
recognize this.  I offer my acknowledgment to you, my acceptance.  May you ever
be encouraged by the discovery of deeper meaning of greater value as you ponder
topics such as those you have discussed this morning.
	I take my leave now and only by word and leave with you ever and always my
assurance and love.

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