[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 6/1/03
rickgiles at icehouse.net
Mon Jun 2 09:50:17 PDT 2003
North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Balance of Stillness and Service, Father's Will - Be Perfect
Teachers: Elyon, Jessona
June 1, 2003
* Elyon (Jonathan TR): Greetings, friends, this is Elyon. I have a few
words to share. Returning again to our topic of stillness and service,
today I am going to address the two as a working relationship.
I witness within you each the desire to offer words of encouragement
to others who search for answers, and to offer enlightenment and
understanding when you note confusion or uncertainty or lack of
understanding in others. I know well how you struggle with your
discipline of stillness. I am aware of your loyalty to God and know that
in spiritual standing you each are dedicated, devoted, to the
relationship, and that your difficulty with a practice such as meditation
is not the fault of your spirit being, your soul, but rather indicative of
your biological and mental endowments, both of which are on temporary loan
to you at this level of your living in this universe. So, I endeavor to
offer techniques which may help inspire you or encourage you over a hurdle
Some of my students are passionate about greater outreach, broader
impact. Some are hungry for deeper personal sense of contact that comes
through the inner relationship. Some have expressed the observation that
few opportunities occur in your daily episodes where you have the chance
to let a little light out to touch another. If I may I will use the
concepts of amplitude and frequency that define wave theories in your
scientific realm and preface it all by saying that balance is the key to
Given a wave, the higher the crest in one direction of oscillation,
the higher -- or perhaps better said -- the deeper the trough in the other
direction of oscillation for there to be balance. To desire greater
outreach, ministry to your fellows, requires deeper inreach and contact
with your God to maintain balance. If you were to remain exclusively in
one crest or one trough you would experience exhaustion, for no wave can
exist unless it moves, and it does so through oscillation. Therefore to
remain in stillness day in and day out you would eliminate the opportunity
to minister to your fellows, and to remain overly engaged in ministry will
hinder if not stall your personal relationship in prayer and worship.
Those who are not as inclined to impact large amounts of people, not
inclined to take the show on the road, ought not to feel that, should they
desire deeper relationship with God, they must balance that depth with
longer outreach, greater impact in outreach, for as we have been talking
about amplitude, let us now enter in the understanding of frequency.
You may over the course of your entire life undertake multiple
episodes of ministry of smaller amplitude and experience equally numerous
episodes of prayerful contact. They do not have to reach as high in crest
or as low in trough, but they can occur over and over again and enrich
your life and enrich other lives all just as pleasing to God as a world
tour or a profound, saintly meditation. This frequency is the principle
that supports our Mother Spirits comment that your stillness can be as
long as the blink of an eye, for your ministry may be equally as short in
duration, as simple as the kindness of opening a door for another, the
expression of thanks, a smile.
So, I wrap up my comments by saying that to maintain balance you may
adjust your amplitude, how far your inreach or your outreach goes, or your
frequency, how numerous these experiences are, whether they are high and
low or modest in their swing. Engaging yourself in one stimulates the
occurrence of the other.
Kirk: Thanks, Elyon. I like that the simplicity of the things you do
for other people is important also. Sometimes I just open a door for
somebody and just want to worship God that I had that in me.
* Elyon: This is wonderful, and you have experienced one complete
oscillation in such a brief period of time.
Ginny: Yesterday I received two such actions. I was feeling bad
about a confrontation with my niece, hurt, and having a hard time getting
over it. In the grocery store two people helped me; one got me a basket
another talked to me about peppers, very kindly. I felt, gee, thanks.
* Elyon: You expressed the beauty of spiritual fellowship and how
valuable each one is to another, friend or stranger.
If I may continue with my wave form, visualize, if you will, each one
of you having an amplitude and a frequency that define your wave presence
and another individual has their signature wave presence. You have
experienced in your lives times when you so well mesh with another and
times when aggravation and discord occur.
Picture a horizontal line and your wave cycling above and below.
Picture above the line, below the curve an area and next to it, below the
line and above the curve, an equal area. Now imagine another individual
superimposing upon your wave presence. When the two match you find
fellowship. Shift one wave form to the right so that the crest is over
the trough of the other. This phase shift can be helpful, for in your
need for communion with God another is in the mode of ministry, and this
contact with the Father is received by you through the outreach of a
fellow. When frequencies and amplitudes are discordant relationships
enter into tension. While it may be the desire to adjust the wave
presence of another, it is often the time to modify your parameters in
order to create friendly resonance.
Today you undertook your weekly prayer circle of healing for those
loved ones in your lives. Jonathan offered a visualization of Michael and
Mother Spirit encapsulating. I ask you now to imagine that group surround
shrinking and multiplying and taking residence within each of you, the
Michael/Mother sphere, the energy ball. Consider that your tone
generator, your wave form adjusting source. When you come into contact
with another human being, let that energy presence of Michael and Mother
Sprit expand up and out and surround the two, the three, however many you
are in company with. This will aid you to be more conscious of both your
inner state and your outer work. This will have a subtle influence upon
those in your presence who are spiritually receptive and react to such
impressions upon them.
Evelyn: I have a curiosity question that is off-topic. Are midwayers
male, or male and female, or what? We know they dont reproduce. We are
in the habit of referring to them as he. What do you have to say about
* Elyon: The midway creatures are close in kinship with the races of
human beings, for each has elements of life form construction designed by
and established on this planet through the work of the Life Carriers.
Your order of being requires gender in order that you may continue the
species. The midwayers do not require the maintenance of species through
propagation, for they each dwell on this world all the way into Light and
Life. So, the physical form, if I may speak of their morontia habiliment
in this way, is not keyed with the polarities present in the human being.
They do share with you the bipolarity of perspective, of feeling, of
orientation that you experience between male and female. Such a
configuration causes affinities between midwayers much as you feel between
a best friend of the same gender as you and one of another gender that
causes attractions that you experience as a romantic love. This is not
due to the appearance of a midwayer, their form. It is due to the
personality elements that manifest as they go about their work for Father
on this world.
I hope this provides useful information.
Evelyn: Is it like the angels then? More retiring, more outgoing, as
* Elyon: This similarity exists. An angel has an added feature of
reflexive adaptation, for the angels can switch roles where a midwayer is
more like yourselves; your ability to switch a role is greatly
complicated, though I do note that some on your world have attempted such.
Evelyn: Thats very helpful, thank you. Id like to get to know
Tom: I have a question for Jessona if she is present. It has to do
with the phrase in our text that it is the will of the Father that we
strive to be perfect. She once gave a helpful example of breaking down
the concept of love into more digestible increments. This striving to be
perfect seems simple in its word, yet eternal in variation. Could she
give some first categories for breaking that down?
* Jessona: I am here. Good morning.
Perfection, while appearing to be final in its state of being, is to
an evolutionary creature a constantly shifting, though precisely oriented
in direction, condition.
As you unfold in your spiritual efforts you create conditions that are
balanced by you, adjusted, rebalanced. This continues whatever the lesson
is that you are undertaking, whatever the experiences you are living. At
stages in your growth and unfoldment you may feel that you can put your
finger on a condition and proclaim it perfect, then discover as time
transpires that improvement is now recognizable, and adjustment is made
again. A regret may occur that what you thought was perfect was not after
all. One may react with regret at such an evaluation that was erroneous.
Another may welcome the recognition of the potential to improve and move
on. The Father wills that each one of you become perfect. To the Father,
your perfection, perfection as it applies to a fallible, temporal creature
as yourselves, is your ability to adapt, to adjust based on your
experiences, to do so with greater ease as time unfolds, and to develop
greater keenness at observing the opportunity for adjustment and
improvement and increasing your ability to more swiftly make those
adjustments willingly, happily.
The Father on Paradise is defined as perfect. But even the word
perfection does not fully describe the quality it attempts to indicate,
for the perfection of such a being as God is indescribable. This is no
match for a creature striving to become perfect as the Father is perfect.
If you observe God, God functions flawlessly, eternally as a creator, a
deity, a divine being, without fail. Each of you, as am I, are creatures
of evolutionary status. Our perfection qualities are revealed in our
ability to grow, to learn, to improve, and this is the perfection you may
attain, the perfection of adjustment, the perfection of an upwardly mobile
adjustment that takes you to the Isle of Paradise. This creates the
variability that you inquire about, for each one of you upon arriving on
Paradise will be perfect, and each one of you will be wholly individual
and distinct. You are not all converging upon some ideal conception of a
perfect human being that you will all in a monotone sense be. Diversity
will be revealed in your perfection, and it will reveal the perfectness of
an evolutionary creature.
Does this assist you?
Tom: Yes, it does. Adjustment seems the key word. We have Thought
Adjusters. Thats a good place to start....
* Jessona: You have made a very important observation by pointing out
that these ... Father Fragments given in your Urantia text, for these
divine presences are not thought fixers. As you well know you have many
thoughts that are not fixed, some that you may dread to be unfixable. But
ever and always will this divine presence seek to make adjustment, not
necessarily to correct your human way of thinking, but to develop within
you a spiritual, more closely divine way of thinking, of living, of
Tom: Thank you for your counsel; its good to hear from you again.
Ginny: Speaking of adjustment, when my niece lost her temper it was
hurtful. When I apologized, it just came out of my mouth. If I had
stayed on my human level it would have taken weeks or months to do that.
It surprised me that I would do that. I must have made some kind of
adjustment on the spiritual level where that could come out easily.
* Jessona: You have made a profound observation about your growth. You
know that the incident is not perfect and that even now is not of ideal
standing. Your response that you describe now, while in itself is not
absolutely perfect, your perception of your action, your understanding of
the divine impulse that guided you, are part of the perfecting that you as
a personality are undertaking. This perfection is developing on the
spiritual level of your being even though as it develops many imperfect
mental and physical transactions take place. They may show no form of
improvement, but at the level of your soul and in relationship with God
within you, progress is being made. Your efforts over these years to
deepen that relationship created the channel, the circuit, whereby your
responses could flow so readily.
Ginny: Thank you. It was like transmitting. You arent humanly
conscious of the effort you are making; if just flows from another source.
It surprised me, but sometimes when I transmit I am surprised at what
comes out of my mouth, because I am not humanly, consciously, controlling
* Jessona: I hope this statement you have made is helpful to many who
have the chance to receive your comment. I would add that we too are
often amazed at what comes out of your mouths when you transmit!
Ginny: If we could be in that mode more often we would have less
trouble in this world, wouldnt we?
* Jessona: I will take may leave and ask you to always draw near to
God, for that is the secret of perfection; that is the secret of ministry;
that is the secret of stillness. Actually that pretty much covers it all.
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