[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho Teacher Group 9/9/01

Rick P. Giles RickGiles at prodigy.net
Thu Sep 13 07:53:44 PDT 2001

North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Living Lessons, The Practice of the Presence of God, Wonderous Beauty
Teachers: Elyon, Malvantra, Olfana

September 9, 2001

*	Elyon (Ginny):  Good morning, friends, this is Elyon.  It is very
heartening indeed to hear you speak of applying what you have learned to your
everyday lives, for this is exactly the heart of this phase of the Correcting
Time.  We have been with you all these years patting you on the head, holding
your hands.  Now we would like to push you out of the nest, so to speak, so that
you can spread your wings and fly.  This is what our ministry is all about, that
we learn to apply the lessons from the heart of God into your everyday lives
where they do not have light unless they are practiced in real time.  I know it
is easier to stand and talk about the ideas, but the proof of your lessons being
learned is in how you take these lessons into your daily lives and how you
on the method you will use to bring the lessons you have learned and put them on
the table, so to speak, so that you can actually make them a living lesson.
	When you study the papers dedicated to the life and teachings of our master
you will note that everything he taught was always accompanied by the practical
example and that he ministered always to the practical needs of those about
The fact that he was able to give his attention to individuals in need, the fact
that he was able to focus on them, look at them, and speak to them was the first
step in getting their attention, and then, as always, reminding them of the
	You can be assured of our assistance at any time.  You can be assured that
we will assist you in changing patterns of thought or behavior if you but
spend a
few minutes in stillness so that you can get our attention and so that we
can get
	Again, I am most happy, as you all are, at your willingness and at your
determination to make these lessons a real and practical part of this time on
Urantia, for this is exactly how it all comes out, that we look for the presence
of God in each individual, even though the outward trappings are not very
	That is my message to you today.  Good day.

*	Malvantra (Jonathan):  Greetings to you, I am Malvantra.  It is good to be
in your presence to enjoy your fellowship and to hear your feelings throughout
your week.
	Though we have the advantage of observing your activities from a
perspective not of a manner that a human being is capable of perceiving, as
individuals each one of us is not always monitoring your activities.  So when I
arrive to be here and to make an exchange I often need to have a report of your
recent activities and even the locations where you were when these activities
transpired, for an event is important in its contribution to your accumulated
experience.  An event is not disassociated from location.  Location plays a role
in how an event is received by an experiencer.  It contributes to the good value
or the less value.  As Elyon has expressed the value of living the teachings, I
would return to a subject we have covered before, that of practicing the
of God.
	I am aware that you each know, not simply with faith and trust, but truly
know that you are indwelt by our Father.  You have enough human experience to
have realized it's true, even to the level of understanding where it becomes
extremely difficult to fathom the idea of human consciousness without the
presence of divinity.  The word "practice" is somewhat sidetracking the goal of
the entire phrase, for it implies that you are attempting the presence of God,
running through drills, doing your workout in training for the actual
This is worthwhile; it develops spiritual stamina.  It teaches the human
intellect how to pursue when the chips are down and the weight of the world
appears against you, how to reach inward and acknowledge and realize the
of God.  However, I would prefer if you view the word "practice" more as is used
for a doctor or a lawyer.  By the time professionals of these categories begin
their careers, they are no longer practicing in the sense of attempting to work
their profession.  They are in practice.
	Each of you is practicing the presence of God now, this moment, without any
conscious effort on your human part.  This is the secret to the phrase  "behind
the eyes and between the ears".  This method of practice enlarges your
ability to
be the conduit through which divine spirit moves in the world.  The Father can
bestow billions of his fragment entities upon any given world.  The divine
luminosity will appear radiant to the celestial observer.  But you would witness
no activity upon a world such as yours if these fragments of the Father were not
encased in your being.  They would stand autonomous but would be ineffective and
incapable of creating any activity, for their presence is truly divine and
refined, timeless and space-less.  That means you are a critical element to the
motion and work of God in the world.  From one perspective, practicing the
presence of God is the human attempt to reach inward and to actualize, realize,
the divine gift that dwells within.  On the other side you are the practical
through which divinity works in the world.  You are the practice; you are the
career for the Father's presence.  You can know the teachings and recite them,
and it is best to live them.  You can know the Father and speak of him.  But the
great goal in life as demonstrated by the master is to stand, not only as though
in the presence of God, but practicing the presence of God.  This approach
is one
of exuding the spirit luminosity, the divine love.
	With careful study you would know that I have not said that you "are" God,
for you rightly understand that you are a child of God.  But that does not
discount the reality that where you stand is God.  This divine being loves you
and loves all around you and is within everyone around you.
	Make it an exercise when you have a moment to pause and reflect no matter
what the time of day, no matter where your location for reflection, to see from
behind the eyes and between the ears, to view with God's view.  You do not need
to set aside your human self, for the Father chose you to view the world
and this should forever eliminate any sense of unworthiness of self.
	I hope I have encouraged you in this twofold application of the practice of
the presence of God.

*	Olfana (Ginny):  I greet you, this is Olfana.  As a conclusion to the
meeting this morning I encourage you to avail yourself of the wondrous beauty
around you: the sounds of the wind and the animals, of your voices, of your
breath, of the sun and the shade, the warmth and the coolness.  These are your
gifts and these are your tools.  Be grateful each day.  In the many duties
[pause] for a moment to take a breath and be thankful for your wondrous
of the body which is tuned to all forms of energy, and with this you can
adequately and admirably perform the dance of life.  

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