[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 07/07/02

Rick P. Giles RickGiles at prodigy.net
Sun Jul 14 09:18:48 PDT 2002

North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Diversity, Trusteeship and Custodianship
Teachers: Lester, Elyon

July 7, 2002

*	Lester (Ginny TR):  Greetings, this is Lester.  I heard my name mentioned,
and, you know, our kind can't resist a gathering of such beings as are having a
good time.  Yes, my adjustment to the morontia life was indeed interesting but
also very exciting and of course filled with lessons for growth and
understanding, as I rubbed elbows with many varieties of personalities, a lesson
which was so valuable to me as it is indeed to you here present.  We mortals
to get immersed in our own self-righteousness, in our own viewpoints, to the
point of not allowing enough space and time for the lessons that others who are
not like ourselves can give us.  It has been a wild ride but a very fruitful
I am a bit more subdued at this point, but I still try to be influential in
lightening the hearts and minds of those who are on this journey with us.
	Diversity, of course, has been a  huge boondoggle in your experience as it
is [for] all evolutionary creatures.  We have choices; we have variety; we have
blues and greens and purples, and we have colds and hots and love and hate.  We
have meditators; we have party animals.  We have traitors; we have murderers. 
They are all part of the grand, wonderful universe.  It has become a lesson to
you mortals especially of late, as you are beginning to have more opportunity to
view the rest of the world, to view those who are unlike you, to view and maybe
try to understand what might be labeled evil, to take more time with God, more
willingness to understand the big picture, so to speak, to open up your
lenses to
bring out a better view.  Urantia is on the brink, indeed, and part of that
lesson involves tolerance and understanding and learning about souls unlike
	So, I am happy to greet you this morning and would encourage you to include
in your journey enough play time where you can allow your silly selves to
radiate.  It is a good tonic, and it helps others also.  It is a pleasure for me
to be among your company, and I wish you well on your journey.

*	Elyon (Jonathan):  Greetings, friends, this is Elyon again with you,
enjoying your conversation as always.
	Because it is a delight to share, this meeting of ours will remain strong,
for it encourages bonding and support by people who have a commonality and, in
your case, one that is an uncommon commonality.  In your exchanges you bring
support and confirmation of one another's experiences.  By sharing your have the
opportunity to discover how another has undergone similar encounters with truth
and living experience.  The result is that you become more naturally capable of
expressing, what you may at one time have held in reserve, to more of your
kinfolk, even toward a stranger.  These meetings remove any sense that you are
experiencing a rarity.  You each confirm that your growth experiences are also a
possession of another.  I bring this up for I wish to address you on the
topic of
trusteeship and custodianship.
	In the past you have received instruction regarding the roles of
discipleship and apostleship.  We have endeavored to encourage you to accept
either role.  You are at all times a disciple, given your dedication to Michael,
and you are at times functioning apostolically, as the opportunity arises and
your personality is engaged in ministry for Michael.  Both these designations
refer to the Sovereign Son and your relationship to his mission of reaching
hungry souls.  These designations are about personality in relation to
personality, yours and our universe Creator Son.
	A trustee, a custodian, both are in possession of something for good
keeping.  You are trustees, you are custodians of the gospel.  Where you have
personally experienced the presence of Michael and know him, you are also
experienced and in possession of his message.  No one will ever be Michael.
one is their own being,  although there are a few on your world at times who
think they are Michael.  So, you always will have relationship to him and with
him.  However, when it comes to his message, that you can be just as easily
as he
could.  You are entrusted with his message; you are given custody of the
It is yours.  Naturally, trusteeship and custodianship imply preservation of a
meaningful thing for another, but in this case, with the truths that have been
taught throughout Nebadon, your possession is for you to keep as well as to
preserve, and you are encouraged to give it away.
	The simple truths that Jesus taught bring delight to the soul when the
luminosity of enlightenment dawns upon a personality, the comfort and joy from
the profound simplicity of his message of love.  He taught simple truths
when it comes to relationship with God, it is simple.  Your endeavor to
understand the universe will unfold great complexity, but your experience in
relationship with God will increasingly unfold its simplicity.
	Implied in trusteeship is responsibility.  One who is entrusted receives a
sense of obligation to be in watchcare to prevent harm to what has been
to you.  Be unconcerned that what you have to offer to another hungry soul
is too
simplistic, not meaningful enough.  Michael, when upon this world could teach to
the youngest child, to a mind that has been hampered by physical ailment, to the
unlearned, the frail and aged.  It didn't entail complexity; it entailed
straightforward, simple truth of love, of care, of spiritual illumination.
	Most human beings who admire Michael and seek to follow in his footsteps
readily accept being a disciple, are cautious regarding themselves as apostles,
but I encourage you all to accept being trustees and custodians, possessors of
his message, for you do understand it already.  There is no more profundity
to be
applied to it.  You know and you know now.  It is the framework upon which your
future universe career will be built.  Your universe career as time unfolds will
build for you quite a resume, full of adventure, full of episodes wherein you
undertook great struggle to attain, through times of great joy in
discovering the
obvious as well as unfolding the mysterious.  Every creature in this life that
you meet will also undergo this great unfoldment.  But the skeleton, the initial
framework from which all of you will experience much in the ages to come, is
Michael's message of the love of the Father and the love for one another.  That
is the message to begin speaking, exemplifying, now.
	When you discern in another that this understanding is rooted, you have the
opportunity to develop deeper cosmic perspectives.
	When Michael bestowed upon you this trusteeship it was a light burden, and
those of you who have witnessed the birth in another of the truths that Michael
teaches and have seen that spiritual flame illuminate know that there is no
gravity.  It is all light.
	We who have undergone the training of the melchizedeks have witnessed the
expertise of the melchizedek teachers who can fathom the intricacies of the
workings of Nebadon and yet keenly perceive the one missing lesson of their
student, guide them to its realization, and do so focused primarily on that
individual's needs without distracting that person with far more than they are
capable of absorbing.  This does not discount that broad expanse of
enlightenment.  Keep in mind ever that this expanse of enlightenment will take
ages to acquire, and its perspective is vast and inexplicable in any one
You will perceive it in eternity.  Its time development from your birth world
here to Paradise will be a great legacy for you.  At any step a child of God has
a single lesson to acquire, be it now, be it millennia from now.  Each lesson
will have relationship to the past acquirements and to your future attainments,
but the answer is relevant at the moment.  And this is how you can teach:
relevant to the stage of the individual's progress today, this hour, knowing
well that all that is intertwined in the beautiful fabric of universe reality
will eventually be comprehended.  You are the custodians.  You are entrusted. 
You are qualified.
	These are my words.  I wish to receive your questions or comments.

	Evelyn:  You mentioned discipleship and apostleship, then trusteeship and
custodianship.  I was anticipating your drawing a distinction between
trustee and
custodian.  I never heard that.  Are you treating the two as synonymous?
*	Elyon:  Yes, I chose both words because trustee means you are entrusted,
something has been given to you.  Custodian implies you are in custody of, that
you possess it.
	Evelyn:  We think of custodians as hardworking caretakers.  We not only
possess this but we take care of it.
*	Elyon:  My intention also today is to distinguish between your personal
relationship with Michael and your possession of his gospel message.  One is
between personalities; the other is truth.

	Ginny:  Kirk mentioned TRing is a prelude to receiving information about
other creatures in the universe, and helping people understand.  It would
us to get out and do more of it.  Would you please comment on that?
*	Elyon:  Yes, indeed.  You have grown as a world in your understanding of
some phases of the astronomical picture, and you know that your neighborhood of
planets entails great distances.  Physically you have limited abilities to
and to reach any inhabited destination with any life left.  You are taught that
the system of worlds is to be settled in its own right in Light and Life, not
simply a planet but all worlds as one.
	Much will unfold on this planet which will enable greater physical
displacement of peoples from world to world, however, the practical form of the
exchange of cultures is through the inner world.  Just as you this day use your
telephone networks to talk with others afar, you will do so from planet to
planet.  It is impractical to fly halfway around the world for a small
conversation.  Far easier it is to reach for your telephone.  And this is true
	The circuits are in place and strong.  This method of receiving and
transmitting is developing well and will evolve into a clear form of
contact.  At
this time it is associated with practices of the past that have risen from the
evolution of your understanding of spiritual beings, your attempts to
contact the
worlds beyond, those of the departed, and there is some stigma attached to this
effort to receive contact.  I can report that those in the Teaching Mission have
done well to shirk the trappings of past methods, to make more common, more
readily available to all, this undertaking of bringing into your mind spirit
focused meanings.
	It is not for one individual to speak for spirit for all the rest of you;
it is for every one of you to undertake.  Those over the centuries who have had
the best and clearest contact often did so without conscious effort.  It was
second nature.  The hurdle to overcome in mankind today is the one that
fosters a
break in communication.  It is our hope to develop that naturalness, that
effortless reception of contact, so naturally as are your commonplace
conversations with one another.  The mystery, the overboard theatrics of spirit
contact, will be dispelled.  Yes, I do encourage everyone in any level of
engagement to foster your abilities to receive.  You need not speak to another. 
You need not distribute your message to anyone.  But that intuitive receptivity
will be necessary as the world swings fully into contact with other worlds.
	I hope this has helped.

	Ginny:  Yes, thank you.  How do we dispel the fear that it's the work of
the devil?
*	Elyon:  First by dispelling that the devil works.  Second, by seeking the
Father.  When you understand the strength of your connection with the Father
within, you will know with great assurance He would not drop you into the hands
of peril, that He would give  you the guidance of His trusted minister.

	Ginny:  Movies and novels are ways of getting the message across. 
Hopefully it will become more direct communication.
*	Elyon:  For a culture that has spent much time externally focused, these
methods are useful in bringing across new meanings.  It is odd and a
curiosity to
me to note that, in light of the rebellion and its effect on this planet, many
people fear the inner experience.  As you have said, they tend to place it
in the
realm wherein the devil may travel, and cling to external authorities; when in
reality the upheaval on this world from the fall of the spiritual administration
was to have turned the focus too much to the external worldly things and to
forget the beautiful, divine, inner connection.
	When mankind shifts from the fear of the inner life, withdraws its
investment in the comfort of the external life, then these contact messages will
be more commonplace, and your movies might get more interesting.
	Lester nudges me.  He says, 
"tell them to go play so that we may get out of here."  I thank you for your
attention.  I give you my love.  So does Lester.  Farewell.

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