[tmtranscripts] Arcadia, July 20, 2003

Larry Whelan larrywhelan at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 30 21:26:05 PDT 2003

Arcadia Teaching Mission Group

Monday, July 20, 8:00 P.M.
Arcadia, California


Henry Z: Father thank you for your presence. Thank you for the
opportunities you have given us to learn and to grow. Thank you for being
there when we call upon you. Thanks for your trust and your
friendship. Thanks for your patience, watching us grow as human
beings. Thank you especially for your guidance, though it is invariably
difficult for us to always follow that guidance, we do look forward to the
little voice that points the way. Thank you for allowing us to make our
own mistakes and to grow by these mistakes. Thank you for creating us in
this tremendous world of opportunity to serve you.

JarEl: TR, George. Good evening, it is I, your teacher, JarEl. Welcome
to those who come here on a regular basis and welcome to those who are here
for the first time and also those that have not been here for awhile. It
is good to be back and it is good to see all of you once again. I would
like to take this opportunity to expand on certain themes that have been
discussed here tonight. One of these themes is the obvious imperfect
nature of man and the countless mistakes that one makes during his or her
lifetime. What I would like to express to you, is that it is OK to make
mistakes. These are all experiences in your lives that may or may not make
you stronger. It all depends on how you look at it. It all depends on
what you take from it, what lesson you learn. One must be receptive and
open to understand the message that is coming through. Many times these
lessons are overlooked and yet again the experience is repeated, again and
again. Either that, or it is projected in some other fashion, but in each
experience there is a lesson to learn.

That is the same in each relationship that you experience. Every person in
your life, whether it be a brief experience or a long term relationship has
a purpose and a meaning for you. Nothing is by accident. It is entirely
up to you to derive the meaning from that relationship. If you do not
learn it from that person, you will be given another opportunity to learn
the same lesson. Many times you may be disappointed with other
people. Everyone seems to have high expectations from their friends or
family, but these expectations only lead you to fall, for when people do
not meet your expectations, you become disappointed or depressed. I am not
saying to lower your expectations, but at least give it leeway. At least
give it a chance, so you can say it is OK if someone does not reach your
expectations, "I will forgive them". If you say that enough you will do
away with much of your unhappiness and bitterness.

These lessons you have to learn on your own and they must come within
you. For within is where all the answers lay and from within is where you
project your goodness and kindness. These lessons must be learned from
your experiences in life, from your interactions in different
relations. It is not something to be learned by yourself, for it is in the
friction of the dynamics that you mold your character and in turn help

If you are kindhearted and good you should be set atop a hill so you may
inspire others. So others may see your light and want to be like you. If
you desire to be kindhearted, you must learn to forgive, you must not judge
others and you must not have so many high expectations of people. The one
rule that you must learn is that no one on this earth is perfect, that you
are all learning, growing and evolving as human beings. One day, yes, you
shall be perfect, but not now, not here. There is so much imperfection on
your world that you cannot put yourself high on any horse and call yourself
perfect, for then you blunder. You must forgive your brothers and sisters
for being imperfect, just as you are imperfect yourself, so others should
forgive you as well. Would you not like others to forgive you when you
make a mistake? I know that you have made many mistakes in your life and I
know many have forgiven you. That is why you must forgive others when they
make mistakes. To learn to forgive is to learn to find the road to

Henry Z: At what point do we allow people to be human? At what point do we
allow this humanness to take over? I want to hold people to a certain
standard but I have to forgive them because they are human and
imperfect. Does that make any sense, my question? Do I need to rephrase it?

JarEl: TR, George. No Henry, I understand. I would suggest you respect
that level of understanding that each individual is at. That you respect
the level of spirituality each individual is at as well. Yes, you can have
aspirations for them but don't expect them to reach those aspirations on
your time-table. They have their own time-table; they have their own pace
in life. One day or another they will reach that point. God is infinitely
patient to allow this. Ask yourself this question, are you patient enough?

Henry Z: I do ask myself that question. God demands that we aspire to his
common denominator and his standard. At what level do we bring that
in? Should we actually hold a standard? At what point do we allow people
to be human? Is it still OK to hold people to a standard?

JarEl: TR, George. My dear friend Henry, I understand your frustration
with the current state of society and the current norms of your education
system. All I can say to you my friend is that you continue to plant your
seeds and the fruit shall come. I understand your frustration of trying to
change things for the better; trying to change society. There is much
that we can do, yes, but do not be frustrated so much that you give up,
that is not the answer. Continue to plant your seeds.

Henry Z: Thank you JarEl.

JarEl: TR, George. Are there any other questions?

Stella: I am kind of puzzled with your statement Henry of allowing people
to be human. What do you mean allowing people to be human? Do you mean to
allow them to be brutal or one who is making mistakes.

Henry Z: Yes, how many mistakes do we allow before we begin to correct
them? It is OK that they make mistakes, it is OK that they are human and
blunder, but do we have to sit and just watch it fall to pieces in front of
our faces?

JarEl: TR, George. That is why you have laws in your land. That is why
you have a justice system. I speak on a personal level my friend. I speak
on a friendship level. Ultimately that is where it all is, between one
person and another. You can have society judge a man but can you judge a
man personally?

Henry Z. That is a good point JarEl. That is a very good point. I like
what you said about just keep planting the seeds - they will spout. I
agree with that. Is that a little clearer Stella?

Stella: Not really.

Henry Z. Let me approach it this way. I had to come to understand that
it is OK to be human and to aspire to be God-like. Because when we aspire
to be God-like, God is not punishing us because we are not like him
yet. It is OK that we make mistakes and that we come to him gradually and
slowly. I had an awareness where I actually began to understand the divine
and human implications of Jesus' life. In that Jesus purposely did not
blunder, he purposely held a life in which he showed us that it was
possible, during his time even, to live an exemplary human life. We have
the Bible, we have hearsay and we have The Urantia Book, but even in those
three you don't find any blunders at all in Jesus' life, there are no
blunders, no mistakes, he was able to hold each situation in its correct
proportion to his and their understanding on what they were able to do. I
was blown away by that. I am challenged to live by that.

Stella: Don't you think that he also had a very experienced Fragment of God?

Henry Z: Yes, but the Fragment of God was not making the decisions for
him, he was.

Stella: Yes, but are there not urgings to go a certain way?

Henry Z: Yes, we have that, we have urgings to go a certain way.

Stella: Maybe Jesus' Thought-Adjuster was so powerful, and because Jesus'
mind was so highly-developed anyway, his Thought-Adjuster had an easy time
influencing his great mind.

Henry Z: He probably did, I would venture to say that is correct but
coming back to what I was trying to ask JarEl about the humanness, I began
to see that it was OK to be human and try to be divine. So many times
people want to make it black and white. The laws are made "don't cross
this line". It is either right or left; or, wrong or right; or black or
white. It is not like that, life is not like that. This line is a huge
gray matter which we all stumble on. We all stumble on this line, that is
what I mean by humanness; this stumbling field which is our planet, this
big giant stumbling field. You know, but we still have the presence of God
within us and we are still aspiring and it is all OK.

JarEl: TR, George. I would like to interject here and expand on your
point Henry. For this has corrupted many human beings. They have made
mistakes and felt ashamed and they have been held hostage by this shame and
gone deeper into corruption. It is when you make mistakes and admit that
it is OK that you made such a mistake that it frees you from the shame and
does not allow you to fall deeper into a downward spiral. Accept your
mistakes, don't dwell on them and don't feel ashamed by them.

Henry Z: This is good news JarEl, this is news that the whole world needs
because so many people live in guilt and shame. It tremendously
compromises their being to function as sons and daughters of God. They
think that God has written them off and scratched their name out of the
Book of Life.

JarEl: TR, George. Are there any other questions?

Stella: When you were in human life, were the possibilities of mistakes on
your planet as great as they are here?

JarEl: TR, George. The possibilities are always present, just because we
were closer to Light and Life does not mean that I did not make many
mistakes, in fact I did. I was taught on my world that mistakes were to be
endured and overcome and that one must learn from them. I made many
mistakes in my youth but I matured into a man by learning from these
mistakes and I became closer to God. God does not frown upon you because
you make mistakes. It is when you feel ashamed and have regret that you
separate yourself from God. You can learn true knowledge from your
mistakes, it is only through acceptance and forgiveness that you will come
to understand why such a thing happened in the first place. Always give
yourself the opportunity to reflect upon your mistakes and to ponder them
and to examine and to come up with some sort of meaning. I promise you
that you will find the answers if you look for them. Do not write off your
mistakes as blunders, examine them but do not dwell on them. Acknowledge
them but don't regret them. That is all for tonight, until next time.

All: Thank you JarEl.

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