[tmtranscripts] Ham on the teaching mission and shades of grey
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Tue Jul 9 09:18:26 PDT 2002
I post this message from Ham on tmtranscripts. There are those who are only
on this list, not tml.
Ham: Greetings my children, I am Ham and I am your
friend and teacher. This evening, let us discuss the
subtle and fine shades of grey between what is truth
and what is deception.
In this mission, there are many who come as wolves in
sheep’s clothing, those who subtly change our
messages to suit their own purposes and therefore hide
behind a teacher. But, I tell you so, that teachers do not
accept this but in each transmission, there is some
human element. The teachers, however, do not exist for
the promotion of individuals. They do, however,
encourage individual development and there is a vast
Those who begin by hiding self-promotion behind the
words of the teacher usually do not remain long, but
seek to grab the spotlight instead for themselves
completely. But I say to you, in these cases, the teacher
was withdrawn long before. There are those who seek
mass movements with buildings and human hierarchies
to support, but this was not the way of Jesus of
Nazareth who walked the earth as a humble teacher,
who did not seek worldly fame nor riches nor worldly
power of any kind.
The teachers come thus seeking nothing, offering only,
requiring naught. The teachers seek not to build up
human followings or human institutions. Each teacher
comes as did Jesus without requirements.
Each of you humans must of course make your way in
the world. You must develop your skills, you must
contribute to society as you find it. And, as you do so,
seek also to bring the message of the Master and with
that message have also no requirements. Seek nothing
but pure giving.
There are some who would make their living by
speaking the Master’s words to his children and for this
service require of his children their support. But I say to
you, that this requirement is a corrupting influence and
the Master’s message becomes not the first priority and
his words are shaded in subtle words of meaning that
lend support for this or that human construct.
It is very difficult for the children of mankind to grasp a
purely spiritual message. It has been proven, time and
again, that those bearing a pure spiritual message have
been shunned or harmed and even killed time and
again. A spiritual message has naught to do with
material concerns and material concerns corrupt
Those of you who record these spiritual messages
selflessly year after year, those who humbly seek the
higher way by becoming students even in advanced
age, you are truly creating something that will last
beyond your earthly lives and this is because your
motivation is selfless. There can be no compromise with
evil or potential evil. In this movement, there can be no
compromise with material concerns, no buildings, no
gathering of money, no.
The apostles were likewise thrown off by the Master’s
purely spiritual messages. They could not grasp in their
time that the words they recorded would eventually
change the entire world order. But truth is powerful, on
its own terms, but truth compromised with material
concerns is weakened, diluted, and even changed.
So I ask you, do you have the spiritual courage to resist
material temptations? Do you have spiritual foresight to
remain as humble students for the duration of your
lives? Do you have spiritual trust to know that the
Master and his angels will take care of what you do and
find a place for it without your concern.
Yes, the mission has endured many things in these last
few years and those who could not remain humble
students, they are certainly forgiven and understood.
But in the age to come, the way forth will not be
fashioned by the hands of men and the truth that is
recorded here must not be compromised.
There are other shadings of truth I wish to discuss.
Everyone asks themselves the same questions. What is
true and what do I believe because I want to believe it?
Truth stands alone without props or compromise. Truth
is eternal and when you recognize truth, it is
unmistakable for the spirit of truth moves within you and
gives you unmistakable confirmation.
Everything else is shades of grey and these shades
move you closer to the truth, but human beings often
cling to comfort in the grey areas, a way of seeing
yourself that is comforting, a way of imagining the world
which fits a mental construct and is comforting. It takes
great courage to begin removing the film of grey for truth
is very bright, very complete, truth shatters illusions and
this is frightening.
Ask yourself, do I have the courage to move towards
lighter shades of grey? The Father requires not that you
move from darkness to light in one step, for this is
impossible. He asks only that you have the courage to
move forward, to recognize truth and move toward it.
Nor does he require endless self-examination so that
you can examine your so called faults and berate
yourselves for them, no. The Father asks simply for
It takes true humility to be courageous. It takes the
ability to change and change does not come easily to
human beings. Are there any questions at this time?
Q: Ham, may I have a personal message please?
Ham: Certainly my son, you do well. You have come far
and you must be careful not to be complacent or to
stagnate where you are. Continue to courageously
move towards truth where ever this takes you. Go in
humility and the attitude of service and you will do well.
Q: May I have a personal message Ham please?
Ham: Certainly. Yes, my dear, you have a strong truth
sense in that you are drawn to words of truth and
people of high values when you find them. You have
also been through your share of disillusionment with
those who would bend the truth to their own ends.
Recognize that this also is truth. Life with all its
problems, discouragement, and disappointment is part
of experiencing the truth of living and it is part of
changing illusion to reality. Therefore, be happy for all
your life’s experience and for that which is to come. For
whether you perceive it to be good or bad, it will be part
of learning about truth.
Q: Ham I wonder if you could illuminate a little bit more
of the lesson and how it might refer to me and my life?
Ham: Certainly. You are a man who also seeks truth. A
person who tries always to expand your understanding
of what is truth. You also seek to incorporate truth in
your work and this is an admirable thing. Always seek to
expand your understanding and as you do, you will help
others to expand their understandings. This is the most
any human can do with any form of art. Seek truth,
humbly seek to expand it, and humbly seek to share it.
This you do my son. Be at peace.
Q: Is it dangerous then to try to pursue monetary gain
with work that has already been done?
Ham: Certainly not. You have to develop your career
and that is part of the process. That is different from the
creation. Keep a humble attitude toward you audience.
Include them and you will be fine.
Q: Do you have anything for Rebecca?
Ham: Certainly my daughter, you do well. You have in
humility been a great servant, and this service is
unmatched. Be then at peace with your life for you are
Ham: Yes. my son, be forgiving with yourself, be
accepting. Relax and enjoy your life. Enjoy giving, enjoy
receiving and be at peace as you do so. You are also a
mighty servant. Keep this always in the forefront of your
mind and you will be fine.
Q: I am almost saying this half comically, but it would be
nice if you would give us a list of the TR’s whose
teachers have been pulled away. I know you don’t do
Ham: No dice.
Q: Do you have a personal message for David H?
Ham: Certainly, my son, you are truly changing your life.
You are changing your attitude from that of victim to that
of servant and in the process becoming productive and
valuable to all. Idleness, enforced or otherwise, is
destructive to self-esteem. Each man must spend time
as Jesus did in humble work that is productive and
contributes to society in some way. Only in this way can
you come from alienation to inclusion, from low
self-esteem to reasonably high self-regard. When a man
is honest and makes an honest living, he need fear
nothing and no one. Be true to yourself my son, you do
Q: Do you have a personal message for Joan?
Ham: Certainly. My daughter, you are doing well. I have
made periodic visits, as you know, and our
communication is growing stronger. You will find your
way with this service and find that it is not a great
burden but a joyful part of your life.
Q: Do you have a message for Keri P?
Ham: Certainly. Yes, my dear, you have also come far
and are finding your way in the world through a difficult
path but one that is very rewarding. The things we value
most are the things that are difficult to achieve. You are
finding your way forward spiritually as well. It is the
spiritual which pulls everything else along. When you
grow in the spirit, all else needful is added to you.
Dedicate yourself to growing in the spirit, to including
spiritual values in all your decisions and in this way the
rest will come easy.
Q: Do you have a personal message for Charlie B?
Ham: Certainly. My son, you do very well. You are a
man highly dedicated to the spiritual and you must
maintain this dedication, this unwavering loyalty. This
will cause some hard decisions, but you will be
compensated in the spirit and only here is value truly
increased. Lay up your treasures in heaven for then you
are truly wealthy.
Q: I’s like to ask about my niece Elise and we are
worried about her mental health and the family situation
and we would like to know how concerned we should be
and how hard we should try to intervene in the situation.
Ham: Yes, my children, of course you are right to be
concerned. But, also be ware of adding to the drama in
a family who are prone toward the dramatic. There is
already action and overreaction galore and stoking the
fire by some more dramatic intervention will not be
helpful. Your niece will reach out to you and you can be
there for her. But, you cannot replace the role of parent
or change that dynamic as much as you would like to. It
is important for you to be seen as an island of stability,
even of sanity, and in this way she will have a touch
stone to bring greater stability into her life. Be careful
also not to feel guilty for not doing more. Just be calm,
realistic, helpful but not meddling and all will be fine for
Q: Do you have any feedback for me this week?
Ham: Certainly, my son, you continue to grow and to
make strides in your professional life as well as your
spiritual life. You are also refining your motivations and
seeking service in greater proportion than ever before.
For all of my children, service is the key to the door of a
successful life. The Master taught a way of service and
each person must find that way for themselves, but only
through service do you follow him. Gradually, your
motives change from the child like desire to be the
center of attention to the mature attitude of grateful
service. Everyone’s lives are a mixture of many things,
many motivations, many troubles. But keep in mind
greater goals and the problems of the day seem small.
They are just pebbles in the road. Be careful not to
make them into boulders in your imaginations. You all
do well, you are all finding your way and this is as it
should be. Dedicate yourselves completely to growing in
the spirit and all else shall be added unto you. Until next
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