[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 7/13/03

rickgiles rickgiles at icehouse.net
Fri Aug 1 09:06:58 PDT 2003

North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Yielding
Teachers: Jessona
July 13, 2003

*	Jessona (Jonathan TR):  I am with you today, this is 
Jessona.  It is delightful to be among mortal inhabitants of 
this planet who are sensitive to truth, who seek to increase 
sensitivity, and more so to become increasingly alert to 
opportunities to act on truth, both as it applies to developing 
your own living ability and as it applies to conveying to others 
the impact truth has upon you.
	My order of beings is assigned to this world with the intent 
of interfacing with sensitive mortals and enlisting them into 
the active corps that may foster advancement in many arenas that 
engage human beings.  Each division, while focused principally 
upon specific tasks that are defined by the culture and 
civilization of human beings at this time, are all the while 
ever guided by an over-controlling ideology which is to infuse a 
closer approximation of morontia reality into your advancement.
	The human race is naturally endowed by the Life Carriers 
with great abilities, and these abilities manifest in the 
flourishing of your arts and in the intricacies of your 
scientific developments and the sophistication of your 
philosophic concepts.  Unaided by spirit impingement you would 
easily advance and evolve in many avenues of human endeavor.  
The aim of the master seraphim is to infuse within each area of 
human activity an interconnecting cohesiveness, a spiritual 
overview, that reflects back into a given category, enriching it 
with an association to other human developments such that your 
science will eventually integrate with your arts, that your 
religious viewpoints will accommodate scientific discovery, that 
your varied philosophies will appreciate the divine source of 
all thought.
	In order to be one engaged in the activities fostered by my 
corps of beings a human soul expresses a quality that I will 
term “yielding”, a surrender.  In your culture this is more 
difficult to appreciate than in other cultures, for your society 
is made up, motivated, by the goals of advancement, 
accumulation.  To surrender, to yield, is to lose opportunity.  
I have however expressed to you our viewpoint of causing an 
interconnectivity within your various human engagements.  
Pursuit in any field of human activity divorced from sensitivity 
to other arenas becomes like a planet that has lost orbit from 
the sun and soon loses relationship to all other spheres within 
that system.  Surrender, yielding, is not the giving up of 
possession; it is the drawing into association with a higher 
cosmic perspective, a breaking of the barrier between your 
pursuit and other possible pursuits many of which are undertaken 
by your fellows.  It is more correctly a give and take than a 
giving up.  Therefore those who exhibit these qualities are 
enlisted with us, for you have developed an ear to the overview; 
you have begun developing the ability to not simply increase 
your specialized skill, but to integrate it with indirect 
	Those of you who have read the presentation of the Urantia 
Papers understand the categories through which the master 
seraphim function, and you would note by what I have said that 
where one may be engaged in the progress of industry, 
homogenizing it with another category such as home life or 
religion is the yielding I speak of.  As I have said, it is not 
a giving up; it is more a gathering in, a willingness to accept, 
to cross over, an interconnection, a dropping of a barrier.  One 
who has yielded their life to living the Father’s will, who has 
surrendered to the divine purpose of that personality and soul, 
gives up nothing and in the end acquires everything.
	Time-space creatures continually wrestle with the sense of 
belonging and detachment, with having and losing.  So, it is 
natural for you to react when you are struggling with a sense 
that you have disconnected from God, that you are not feeling 
spirit.  Remedies have been developed and even institutionalized 
in an attempt to regain a sensitivity.  Temples of worship are 
an example of such a case, a place you may enter into with the 
hope of again feeling the presence of spirit, the touch of God.  
As you have developed your theological understanding you have 
come to appreciate omnipresence, and you have come to appreciate 
and acknowledge specific indwelling presence, God within you as 
well as God everywhere.  In reflection you have realized there 
is never a disconnect, that what you experience as separation is 
a human condition of feeling and thought.  If there is anything 
to give up it is the attachment to this disconnected feeling or 
thinking, whatever fears that drive it, whatever gratification 
may fuel it.
	Today on Urantia we witness a beautiful drive in human 
beings to purpose and to refine, to develop, and to preserve; 
all good qualities, all of which simply need a cohesive, all-
encompassing purpose upon it.  Much of your factional struggles 
would be transformed into productive dialogue and developments 
when -- as it will arrive on this world one day -- you learn as 
a race of people to harmonize viewpoints, to perceive all 
orientations under a pyramidal overview.  A culture that admires 
being driven, active, advancing, functions more fully when, in 
addition, this notion of yielding is applied.  In a crowded 
location should all people forcefully shoulder their ways 
through one another far more energy is expended in the conflict 
of moving around.  But when you coordinate, when you surrender 
and yield space to another, soon an interconnected harmony 
develops and you begin to reach your location while others do so 
as well, aiding one another as you proceed.
	Surrender ought not in any way to imply passivity or the 
removal within yourself of the drive of purpose.  For example, 
as you encounter another in a doorway, stepping aside and 
holding the door that another may pass advances your purpose of 
passing in the other direction.  You yielded and gained.  When 
we discern the wholehearted desire to do the will of the Father 
within a budding soul, we immediately engage that personality in 
the activities of the master seraphim.  Each one of you has 
noticed events in your lives orchestrated such that the truth or 
beauty or goodness that is revealed by God in this level of time 
and space may be grasped by another or grasped by yourself.
	Jesus said to take no thought for tomorrow, for it takes 
care of itself.  This is a yielding.  He did not say this as one 
blind to the realities of human life.  He knew his apostles 
needed a meal that day.  He knew they needed a location to camp.  
But he knew and he attempted to convey that you are part of a 
coordinated body of spiritual beings who are working together, 
whether you see them, hear them, or not.  To be unconcerned for 
tomorrow is to have faith in the family of God, the orders of 
many beings all willingly working for the advancement of Light 
and Life throughout the grand universe.  Understanding this 
simplifies your concern and sensitizes you to responding when 
your spiritual associates have orchestrated an opportunity for 
your growth or for your service in ministry.
	I have said enough, and I wish to open the floor to a 

	Jada:  Yielding is illustrated in Tom’s story of dealing 
with his sister and Barb’s story of dealing with her garden in 
response to the weather, yielding to conditions.

*	Jessona:  You are perceptive and have exposed the motivation 
of my choice of topic today.  I witnessed in each of you a 
sensitivity to the differences of others and to events in your 
lives and how you considered the best action or reaction to take 
and how you have pondered in advance a potential situation and 
how you may anticipate acting or reacting.

	Tom:  Our sister group in southern Idaho or Woods Cross has 
been discussing love.  You once gave us some lessons on love, 
expanding on the concept in our text, which is the desire to do 
good to others.  I see surrendering, yielding, as giving.  You 
said love was the willingness to receive wisdom, yielding the 
floor to your teacher.  You increase your own yield like a 
farmer.  You said love was a willingness to share beauty, which 
is a surrendering.  Can you give us another example of a 
definition of love?

*	Jessona:  And your name is...?

	Tom:  Knucklehead!

*	Jessona:  You are my beloved associate.  We are teamed up 
together, and I simply jest for the levity.
	I spoke of the purpose of the master seraphim as those who 
are overlaying a cohesiveness through all the activities of 
human civilization.  If I give you another example of love it 
would be simply to state that these three approaches you have 
well expressed when blended in your living, demonstrably reveal 
love to another.  Not simply in the reception of your affection, 
but in the soul of another being there is touched a chord of 
universal connection, one that feels truth, appreciates beauty, 
receives goodness independent of any definition, of any 
expectation of what a particular beauty, goodness, or truth may 
be.  It may confuse the mind; it may confound the emotions, but 
it strikes the soul.
	To love one another is to love the Father first. Recognizing 
the love of Father for child, of Creator to creature, love 
between creatures is obtainable beyond a momentary expression to 
an eternal state of being.  Out of this state of love it becomes 
possible to do good to others, to appreciate beauty with others, 
and to receive the good wisdom of a brother or a sister.  Love 
is the ancestor of these manifestations, but when received by 
another love is the result.  These three avenues of expression 
are the connecting ties between love as source and love at 
	Last week our melchizedek Malvantra spoke of purpose, 
purpose that precedes all activity, and a purpose that is 
derived as a result of activity.  The same universe pattern 
holds with love.  I hope this has supplemented your pursuit of 
love and its nature.

	Tom:  Thank you for your counsel.  That’s beautiful.

	Evelyn:  If we were engaged with the master seraphim, would 
we participate in one particular area or would we participate 
with, say, the home life group and then two weeks later or the 
next day we’re involved with the industry group?  Or would we 
have one primary focus?

*	Jessona:  The seraphim volunteer and are assigned to 
specific corps.  Some human beings are likewise specifically 
assigned.  There are fewer of them, and they function in 
critical roles, or potentially critical roles, and are in the 
special division of reservists.  However, there are not many of 
these available on this planet.  Many more are engaged actively 
with these seraphim of the master order, and they function as 
you have inquired, being engaged depending on the need of the 
various corps activities.  Much work of those human beings 
engaged with us happens in the incidentals of your daily lives, 
and you know that your daily lives shift from one of the 
activities we enumerated by these corps.  For instance, you have 
jobs that bring you into use with the angels of industry; you 
have families that engage you with the angels of home life.  
This collection of human beings is growing rapidly.  We are 
endeavoring to make this human corps more fully conscious of its 
relationship with us, thereby facilitating the overall goal of 
planetary advancement into Light and Life.
	I became involved in this Teaching Mission representing the 
master seraphim with the intended purpose of bringing about this 
conscious awareness, that a human being can actively and 
consciously work alongside the angels who benefit this world.  
Those of specific assignment are unique and much of the time are 
reserved for emergency function.  We, however, need far more 
workers for spirit.  Those many active human enlistees are busy 
in the small events of each day.  Yes, you will be shared among 
the various angel groups.

	Evelyn:  That ties in with your theme of integrating aspects 
of our lives, religion, art, science.

*	Jessona:  I thank you for your attention today.  I will 
yield the time back to you.  God blesses you always, and rather 
than wishing you the blessings of God, I wish that you increase 
your sensitivity to the ever-present grace of the divine.  

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