[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 7/13/03
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Fri Aug 1 09:06:58 PDT 2003
North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
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
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 Fathers 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 Toms story of dealing
with his sister and Barbs 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...?
* 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. Thats 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 were 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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