[tmtranscripts] 4-14-01.SPOKANE TEACHER BASE
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Sat Apr 14 20:56:09 PDT 2001
DATE: April 14, 2001
LOCATION: Spokane, WA
TEACHERS & TOPICS:
PAULO: provides Greetings, lead-in
TOMAS: talks about the Resurrection
MACHIVENTA: brings our Basket filled with Love
AARON: points out Service Opportunities
DOLORES: rejoices in the Gift of Sonship
PAULO: This is Paulo. Thank you for coming. I am greeting you this
afternoon, but all of us are here. "Aha!" you say, "ALL of us are here"? I
am not going to admit to perfect attendance from everyone in the universe,
no, but Tomas, Aaron, and Dolores and I are here, as well as many others.
You like to know who is in the bleachers. There are several midwayers, some
I cannot beat off with a stick; they are tenacious and effective. There are,
as always, a commission of Companions, and a plethora of Technical Assistants
and Recorders and the like.
I like to acknowledge that Michael is in attendance. He is always in
attendance when we gather, and we derive great satisfaction from knowing
that. We are never alone for we are always in harmony with others. We are
here because of him and thus he blesses us by his presence, as he promised.
This is a great celebration of his almighty presence in your Christian
calendar/ culture! The story of the resurrection, the pain and pathos of the
human Jesus, in his dramatic exit from the flesh and entrance into morontia,
never ceases to thrill us all, inasmuch as it is a recurring recognition of
the fact of eternity and our place in it.
The revolutions of time are what denote the eras, the ages that conspire to
bring a panorama of history to the development of evolving eternity. Even
though it is said all of this is in the eye of the First Source and Center,
even though it is regarded as "a done deal" in the mind of infinite deity, it
is also true that in the realms of space there is time, thus history is
possible, thus linear time has its place in helping formulate a sense of
continuity, advancement and revolution.
I believe Tomas would like to talk for awhile.
TOMAS: I am Tomas. I would like to talk for awhile about resurrection.
Paulo was discussing how time follows time in the extension of eternity, but
in the revolution, there are many resurrections. This revolving experience
of life is cyclic. It is advancing, also, yes, but in time it's not always
easy to see that you are advancing, and thus often you become limited in your
perspective. You become dense, as your environment, and you become isolated
in your tendency to pull yourself secure around yourself, in order to sustain
some sense of comfort in what you might otherwise regard as isolation or at
least a certain relevancy as to isolation since you are not always in accord
and you are not always in harmony, and thus you sometimes lose sight of the
fact that the Master can be there with you if you but will him to be.
But, getting back to this part of your growth that entails a deep slumber,
psychic rest, emotional stand-still, spiritual dormancy, winter doldrums,
dark night of the soul, oblivion. You pull the covers over your head and
say, "wake me in the morning." The seasons all naturally provide this sense
of alteration between the dormant state and the active state. Thus the tulip
bulbs and daffodils remain asleep and certain animals do hibernate throughout
the course of winter and in the spring feel these stirrings, but science has
discovered ways to trick Mother Nature. Certain plants and seeds are now
induced to sprout and blossom after having been frozen artificially, for they
feel they have gone through winter and now they can bloom.
This clever tactic on the part of science is something that you would all do
well to emulate in your own periods of dormancy wherein you become lethargic
as a result of your relative growth and your ability to rationalize your
non-growth such that you become stuck in a place of inaction, not dreary
enough to feel anxious about and not happy enough to be contagious.
Sometimes it is necessary for you to trick yourself into a recognition of the
reality of time passing and growth taking place. Your growth is so subtle,
so difficult to measure. The lessons you have learned in these Melchizedek
classes are difficult of definition. You cannot account for your time by
certificates or degrees but by experiential growth and certain wisdom as a
result of cosmic problem solving.
Occasions like your anniversary acknowledgment of Easter is a conscious
opportunity to recognize growth. Your own resurrection from the dark places
of your inability to rise up without the help and guidance of Spirit reality.
This holiday represents an example of mass mind, the power of mass mind.
All over the globe this week-end, hundreds and thousands, even millions of
people are re-enacting and re-experiencing, in the privacy of their own mind/
heart/ soul, an understanding of our father/brother Jesus' experiences when
he was here as one of you.
All of you can identify with his Garden of Gethsemane when you face an
experience, a decision, a crises, a moment that you would just as soon not
experience. Any one of you who feels at all, have felt the same humiliation
as he experienced in his whipping: undignified, stripped of rightful pride
and acceptable righteous human confidence. And when you have known
injustice, you have certainly had a fleeting recognition of what it feels
like to be crucified on the stake of experiential living. Having these
feelings is part of what it is to be human, but also a part of being human is
to allow the Spirit to resurrect your mind/ heart/ soul from the darkness
that is its natural earthen habitat, as a dense and material creature of the
There is a vast difference between being able to, as an individual, trick
yourself into accepting a resurrection for yourself in order for you to bloom
out of season, and the awesome opportunity for you to take part in a prayer,
an acknowledgment of our Creator that is acknowledged by thousands even
millions of other souls, in a profound acknowledgment of Our Lord's
demonstration of the divine plan of ascension to the Father -- the
affirmative feelings, the acknowledgment of your greater reality, the
poignant depiction of your value – even as a lowly mortal – so precious, so
dear to him that he would ask forgiveness for your acts in ignorance as any
mother would defend her babes, as any bird would defend her chicks.
The immensity of love is all encompassing, and the universe will go to any
lengths to elevate your comprehension of your soul's worth. You are invited
to participate and take part in these many revolutions, these seen and unseen
celebrations of the many, many resurrections that take place in the daily
lives of those who are struggling against the darkness. You are encouraged
to conspire with us to help bring about the unseasonal flowering of divine
love, even when you are alone. As he did.
These occasions of global prayer are also invaluable to a spiritual
connecting with your brothers and sisters in a prayer for "God knows what" to
bring about "what God will" for his children. In this way the resurrection
of light and life will take place, for it is not limited to the Christian
depiction of Calvary, but the searching souls of all these worthwhile sons
and daughters of God who are floundering in the frozen soil of ignorance and
cultural decadence, who are fearful for their safety and for their survival.
Mass prayers, like massive cultural and religious celebrations and holidays,
have long range effects and yet each personal rebirth/ resurrection, is that
which will provide the foundation upon which those global prayers may be
offered, and so we will not cease our worries until we have made contact with
the least of you and made him part of the whole of you. And we need you to
do this with and for us.
We will succeed. We will succeed in part because of the lesson of the
resurrection, that each morning provides the dawn, each winter is followed by
the spring, each death leads to a new birth. And this is the actualizing of
the good news, which is that our destiny is unfolding as we revolve and
resurrect onto continual new planes of awareness and spiritual development,
greater and greater embraces with that which is divine.
MACHIVENTA: This is Machiventa. I know I wasn't on the scheduled list of
guests but I have never much concerned myself with such formalities. I am
glad to be with you and glad to be a part of your development, glad to be
apprized of your participation in our schools and universe broadcasts.
I shall be the one then, today, who comes with the eggs and the candy, the
nourishment and the rewards of the many grueling efforts that are undertaken
in order to have a greater understanding of the religious life of Jesus and
how he lived it, having found value in the life he lived and the example he
set for men and women to follow in their dealings with their fellow men.
We seek a new resurrection of love. We yearn for a thaw of the defenses you
have put up around you to protect you from the storms of life's vicissitudes.
We long for the day when the rebirth of spring will blossom in the heart of
all mankind, when the fragrance of fresh flowers is the spiritual fragrance
you all carry in your presence, in your hair.
The Easter basket is filled with love for you and you are encouraged to
partake of the treasures you are offered by the Master and by his celestial
hosts who work tirelessly to show you how to love and be loved in such a way
as reveals the goodness of God, and this is a resurrection of life we
AARON: Aaron here. The nature of the material live being as it is, dual, you
are able to turn the tables now and see the other side of the coin for a
season. Those of you who have been dormant will now be active and those of
you who have been active may now have a season of dormancy. Those of you who
have felt the cold can again know the heat and those of you who have
sweltered will have an opportunity to "chill out". Our hemisphere here
invites a joyous season ahead indeed. A difficult planetary growth season
but one which will yield a great crop of new, enlivened souls conscious of
Opportunities abound now for advertisements for God in everything you do. It
of course does not have to be spelled out, as your language spells out
"God-knowing", but your indwelling Spark of Divinity is able to connect with
other fragments of God and activate the ministry of mercy all over Urantia.
In the days after Christ there was the fish that indicated a secret society
of believers and you who have in you an understanding of All That Is, are in
a position to carry in your eyes a glint of light that tells the world that
you know something that cannot be denied and that will not be kept under a
bushel but that is your treasure and one which you are wont to share.
In this way your service fields are socialized and your socialization becomes
a field for service. Rejoice in this harvest.
DOLORES: This is Dolores. I would invite you to share with me an
appreciation of what you will observe and experience in your religious life
tomorrow, for you will share with these many souls the triumph that is ours
in sonship. The jubilance is going to well up in your heart as the afternoon
wears on and your spirit will rejoice to know that "He is Risen!"
As you acknowledge the thrill in your soul of his life as a son of man and as
a Son of God, lift yourself up into the awareness of your rightful place in
the universe as a son of this Son of the Eternal Son of the Universal Father,
and embrace your place in the heart of Divinington from whence your spirit
Rejoice in the perfection of Paradise and the perfection of your Paradise
Parents, in the divine plan that invites all who will to come, and grasp
within yourself the power inherent in those words, "Follow me." As you
follow, you will learn to lead, you will learn to forgive, you will learn
This is the great gift of sonship. Enjoy your fellowship with other sons and
find ways to fool those wayward seeds into thinking they have already been
frozen and now it's time to bloom, for once they have felt the flicker and
recognized the warmth of the Son, they will not cease their striving to be
more like Him.
And one more resurrection will have taken place. One more rebirth is
recorded in the annals of history. We look forward to making history with
you again. Until next week. Farewell.
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