[tmtranscripts] Ham on surrendering to the Father

David Schlundt david.schlundt at vanderbilt.edu
Sun Apr 13 19:12:13 PDT 2003


Ham: Greetings my children, I am Ham and I welcome you
each here this evening. Tonight, let us discuss once again
the process of surrendering the mortal will for the higher will
of God. The Father’s will, as it manifests in your lives, is not
something which the Father spells out from beginning to
end. He does not debate with you the wisdom of his will,
nor does he promise if you should do A then you should
have B. No, the Father’s will is all encompassing. It is
manifesting constantly as that which was potential becomes
actual. He does not promise ease, but he does promise
growth. As you become more and more secure in your trust
of him, then does his will gradually manifest through you. All
you do is trust and believe. Everything else is gradually

Like a child learning to swim, you trust that the Father will
hold you afloat, you trust that his mighty hand will pull you
to safety should you flounder. Gradually, you trust him to
shape your movements and soon you are swimming along
side him always trusting in his divine protection never
doubting that you will be safe.

As a child, it is not up to you to chart the course or fashion
your journey. No, it is for you to do as you see the Father
do and trust him for all else. When you can completely relax
into his hands, then you trust that your life is secure, you
trust that what needs to be done will be done. You trust
the direction and even the manner of getting there
completely to him. Gradually, you can let go of what you
want and accept what the Father wants for you with ease
and grace.

Allowing that your lives are in greater hands than your own
gives you great freedom from crushing responsibility, worry,
and paralyzing fear. But further, as you are freed from
these things, you are also free to grow in your potential.
You are free in this growth to be wild and wooly for the
Father will prune and shape your form.

The way toward closeness with Father is ever trust in him.
And trust means that you must release your old fears,
preconceptions, and ideas of who you are and what your
future will be. Growth in the spirit can be painful. It is hard
to let go of the old armor, the old protection from the world
that you have grown used to. It is hard to release control of
your lives. It is hard to trust the Father in ever greater
measures. None of this is easy. If it were, it would not be so

The Master said, "you will know the truth and the truth will
set you free". And this is forever so. The gradual
relinquishing of that which is old without fear is truly the
path to freedom. To be free to grow and to become as the
Father would have you do is the greatest blessing mankind
can know. Each one of you, in truth, is completely free to
become your greatest potential and yet so often we see
human beings limiting themselves, limiting their closeness to
God through fear, habit, old scars and injuries of life.

Ask yourselves, do you really dare to be the person God
wants you to be? Do you really dare to be his will? There is
no limit to spiritual growth. There is no time when you say,
"now I have it". For growth is constant and you will always
be in a kind of flux and experiencing change as you grow.
Never be frightened to be yourselves. Be absolutely secure
in the Father’s love for it is that security which provides all

To one who is absolutely certain of the Father’s love and his
protection, many things earthly can fall away and he will
remain unmoved. The Father’s love is unchanging, it is
never withdrawn, it is never partial. The Father’s love is
complete, infinite, and eternal. The Father’s love is the
Father and as you partake of his love you partake of his
nature, you partake of his being.

Life then becomes a series of surrenders, a gradual
breakdown of your resistance to his love. The Father’s love
is ultimately irresistible. When you perceive him plainly, then
you become him, you actually become his love.

I would like to continue this lesson using our newest
volunteer and then will return.

[Changed TR’s to Joan]

Yes, my dear ones, I am thankful that you have chosen to
come together again this evening. You are all one in spirit
and continue to do very well in your understanding and your
willingness to open up and to grow in the Father’s love. And
as you continue to grow, you will do so with open hearts
and a deeper love for yourselves and all of those whose
lives you touch. As we have discussed the importance of
following the Father’s will, most of you will naturally wonder
if you truly know that will. But you should not be stressed
in striving to know that will for if you do not already practice
seeking the silence, then endeavor to make that a practice.
Try to relax and trust that the Father’s will will work through
you. Your days are blessed indeed.

[Back to Rebecca]

Yes, what are your questions?

Q: Ham, do you have any counsel for me tonight?

Ham: Yes, my daughter, you have demonstrated great
courage and great trust of the Father in your life. You
continue to show forth the fruits of the spirit, and you are
moving with great ease into higher realms of spiritual living.
This does not mean that everything will be easy or that
there will not be troubles and obstacles in your path. But,
you are coming to trust that the Father will help you and
guide you through everything that comes. You are a person
who has always been a doer, now you are learning to be
just a be-er. The Father will continue to hold you in his
arms. Have peace and comfort in your heart. You do very

Q: Do you have any counsel for me tonight Ham?

Ham: Certainly, my son, you do very well. You are gradually
coming to understand yourself with greater compassion,
greater forgiveness. You have walked a difficult path, a path
of strong willfulness, strong self-identity. But the way now
is easier. There is not so much of a desire to be willful and
rebellious. Now, your desire is coming into understanding of
obedience and surrendering of will. The Father wants much
more for you than what you could imagine for yourself.
Allow him to set your sights higher, to follow him along
goodly paths of righteousness. Remember the Master’s
meekness, his complete acceptance of the Father’s will.
Meekness is not weakness. In meekness, there is the
greatest strength.

Q: Yes, Ham, can you tell me why my side hurts all the

Ham: Perhaps. Yes, it seems it could be a couple of different
things. It is odd, however, that either one should cause
pain. One lobe of your liver is damaged and not functioning
completely. That is one, the other is intestinal. There is a
little distended portion of the large intestine which is slightly
impacted. Neither of these things is immediately dangerous,
but could over time get worse. It might be wise to consult
with a doctor and take some steps to relieve this pressure.

Q; Ham, do you have anything for me this evening?

Ham: Yes my dear. I am very happy to be working with you.
You are continuing to gain peace and comfort internally and
so you are a source of comfort and of peace to others.
Continue your daily stillness practice which has become a
place of peace and of great comfort. But also, remember
you can reach out and take the Master’s hand any time, any
where. He is constantly beside you and his love flows out to
you always. Rest in assurance my daughter, you do very

Q: Do you have anything for Rebecca?

Ham: Yes, my dear, you are truly going through a transition
in the spirit and in life. Those things which were difficult for
you before will now be easy as your assurance in the spirit
increases. Many things will be changing and you will have the
ability to adjust and to change as well. Take your time my
dear restoring your health. There is nothing more important
at this time.

Q: Jarad?

Ham: Yes, my son, you are also finding your way to greater
peace. You are coming to accept the Master’s slow but
steady way. Have patience with yourself, and relax in the
Master’s hands for there you are completely secure.

Q: Ham, can we have a message for Amalain?

Ham: Certainly, my daughter. You have been through much
work and worry that is not always necessary. Sometimes, it
is easier to fall into old habits than it is to release them. This
week, take the old things that no longer serve you and give
them to the Master. Your burden is too heavy. It is time to
lighten it.

Q: Do you have a personal message for Norbert?

Ham: Yes, my son, you do well. You are also a person who
falls into old habits without thinking through what it is you
are doing. Allow the Master to help you in this releasing. The
way will be plain and will open as you come to realize the
expansion of possibility that comes when the old is

Q: Do you have a personal message for Charlie B?

Ham: Yes. My son, just love yourself. Begin to curb the
relentless self-criticism that is just a habit. Release these
things and then curb your tendency to go back and pick
them up. Love yourself instead.

Q: Do you have any feedback for me this week Ham?

Ham: Yes. My son, you have come very far in learning to
release control, but still you have far to go for the habits of
a lifetime are not easily changed.

Accepting yourself with love is still not a complete reality and
priority in your life. You are tempted to do in order to push
back the task of being. Again, learning to love yourself is
not an overnight success of failure. It is not a switch you
can turn off and on. All these things are a process and
require time. Surrender to the process. Open your heart to
the Father’s love for you do very well.

Very well, is there anything further? Wonderful, until next
week my love and my prayers are with you each. Farewell.

David G. Schlundt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Vanderbilt University
301 Wilson Hall
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: (615)322-7800
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Email: David.Schlundt at Vanderbilt.edu
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