[tmtranscripts] S.E. Idaho Transcript 3-9-02

Bill Kelly billk at ida.net
Sat Mar 9 17:28:24 PST 2002

S.E. Idaho TeaM


Unknown speaker(Bob S.): My children, let us be at prayer.

To those who have ears...let them listen. To those who have mouths...let
them speak. To those who have eyes...let them see the world, the universe
as it truly is. To those who have hearts...let them love. To those who
have wills...let them be open to the will of Him Who created us all. And
now, my children, open your ears to those who have prepared lessons for
you, to each take under your wings and incubate those ideas throughout the
next week. In Michael's name we ask. Amen.

Daniel(Bill): Greetings, my friends. This is Daniel, your teacher, your
counselor, your advocate, and your companion.

I am pleased, once again, to be in your presence, allowing the events of
the days to come together in confluence of purpose and for the overall good
of you all. As you share your thoughts and experiences with each other,
you permit the Spirit of Truth to function freely. It is important for you
each to interact with each other, for we are all God's children, and we
each have dignity status, so that whether our intellects be mighty or
minuscule, we are nevertheless of value and our thoughts are important. I
commend you on your evening of discussion, as you have considered many
topics of importance to your lives today.

There are many things which are afoot in the universe, many things which we
do not understand even though we are morontia progressors and you, mere
mortals. We have come to understand that the universe is trustworthy. It
is not capricious or hostile, in any sense. We are limited in our
understanding by our experience level as well as by our native ability, but
every day that we live one more 24 hour period in Christ Michael's
universe, we gain that much more insight.

I wish to talk about "inner peace" this evening. Peace has often been
construed and understood as the absence of conflict, but inner peace can
exist at the same time as conflict is occurring in one's mind and heart.
This is difficult of explanation for it appears that such a statement as I
have just made is inherently contradictory At the animal level, it is.
Setting aside the spiritual dimension and focusing only on the physical and
mental level, there cannot be tranquility of mind or body when there is
conflict. But if you add the third dimension, the spiritual dimension, then
it is possible to have inner peace, spiritual peace, while you are in the
midst of stress, strain, confusion of the mind and uncertainty as to the

Spiritual peace is a soul comprehension. It is a level deeper than your
mortal body and your mortal mind. It is a sense of absolute security,
complete safety of your essence, of your true self, for time and for
eternity. It is like the bedrock that holds up the superstructure of the
rest of your life. The winds of change may blow on that superstructure,
tearing shingles from its roof, battering its windows with hail, but the
foundation, the bedrock is not affected. The house, the superstructure,
will not fall unless the bedrock was to move, as in an earthquake. So, the
soul knows a peace, a spiritual peace, at the same time as the physical
being and the mental aspects of a person may be under stress and conflict.

The soul is connected to your Indwelling Spirit as a child to Parent, even
as the soul is connected to your mortal mind as child to parent. But the
soul, being partly woven of eternal spiritual fabric is greater than,
stronger than, and wiser than, your mortal mind, for the mortal mind has
origin only in your animal nature. The peace that "passes understanding",
the understanding of the mind, is this soul peace, this spiritual peace,
this inner peace. It is beyond understanding because it is there despite
circumstances of confusion, of stress, etc., which logically would rule out
any notion of peace.

Now, all of you truly know what I am talking about. You have experienced
this; and as your soul grows, this experience of peace in the midst of
conflict and stress becomes more and more evident to you. It is this kind
of peace which is shown forth in your every day lives to those whom you
encounter. It is that solidity of soul peace that makes it possible for
you to look upon the tragedies of the material life, and the worries and
anxieties of the mortal mind, and yet have a sense of transcendence and
sustenance which those who are not acquainted with their soul, do not

The words of peace the Master gave to his apostles on the night of his
betrayal "I don't give you peace like the world gives you peace. My peace
shall remain with you". It was Jesus' profound soul peace, spiritual
peace, that carried him through those awful last hours of His mortal
career. Never think that Jesus does not understand every aspect of being
human. Never think that He did not personally experience the dread of
torture, the shame of men's despising. He felt those things, but He stayed
connected to his profound peace and therefor, He was victorious! He, the
accused, stood in front of his accuser with the majesty of God incarnate.
They marveled at Him, that He could retain his composure and could look so
regal under those awful circumstances.

As we look toward the season of remembrance in regard to this aspect of
Michael's incarnation, (Ed. Note: Daniel is referring to the season of
Lent) let us truly follow him by connecting more deeply with that great
ocean of peace that laps the shores of our soul, that security, that
absolute certainty of God's love for us and our eternal career in response!

Thank you for your listening. I will conclude our meeting without
opportunity for comment because I wish you to meditate and think on these
things. Farewell, my friends. Good evening.
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