[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 8/03/03

rickgiles rickgiles at icehouse.net
Tue Aug 5 09:15:35 PDT 2003

North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Cycles and the "Vantage Vista"
Teachers: Elyon

August 3, 2003

*	Elyon (Jonathan TR):  Greetings, friends, this is Elyon.  I 
am happy to speak with you again, to share, to receive your 
comments, and to do the will of the Father in expanding 
relationship and encouraging one another in soul growth, to 
uplift the emotions, and to inspire the mind.
	It is with great compassion that Michael and Mother Spirit 
receive your prayers.  Ever trust the power of a Creator Son to 
answer your petitions, for as he demonstrated on Urantia, he 
could even raise a loved friend from the dead.  And this brings 
me to my lesson, the power of God to raise even the dead is a 
power that you can draw from and apply to the many obstacles, 
hurdles, conflicts that come before you in your life.  When 
death appears so final Jesus demonstrated that life is power and 
death has none.  While this Lazarus did eventually die again, 
his life continued in spite of the physical form that he 
uniquely had the  opportunity to live in twice.  How this 
applies to you is that, as the years continue on in your life, 
you will and you have gone through instances where some element 
within you seems to have died, be it an ideal, a hope, a dream 
or a goal, be it some previously existing welcomed condition, a 
job, a family, any prospect that has come to life and then has 
faded.  You have the power to raise any one of these from the 
	Again I return to Lazarus, for he did undergo the 
relinquishment of his physical form even after having 
experienced the miraculous touch of the Creator Son.  So, what I 
encourage of you today is be not confused, the outward form of 
the miracle from the essence.  Life triumphs over all temporal 
interruptions.  So, you may have a dead hope, a lost dream.  
What you are encouraged by me to do is raise the dream, raise 
hope, raise idealism, raise enthusiasm.  While the context may 
change, the task no longer available, the power that drove you 
initially may be resurrected that you can continue with zeal to 
accomplish in your life what inspires you to attain.
	Faith is the power that rekindles hope, energizes 
enthusiasm, empowers idealism.  Just as life overcomes death 
faith overcomes defeat.
	As I survey each of you in this room, I am assured of your 
abilities to rise anew to challenges that come your way, for you 
have experienced growth cycles which have strengthened you in a 
spiritual dimension, which has given you the ability to overcome 
any obstacle that may approach you in years to come.
	Cycles begin and end; eras begin and end.  Phases behave 
likewise.  You may consider these like a floor full of marbles 
that you walk upon; the cycles and phases propel you, cause 
movement that sometimes cause the feeling that you are not in 
full control of your movement.  On a spiritual level these 
cyclical marbles are like bearings that help you to progress 
more rapidly in your growth, though while progressing in this 
manner you may feel uneasy and uncertain.  In time through 
application of will you learn to steady yourself to gain 
agility.  Soon you find that cycles and phases of life are only 
part of a larger, grander, movement.  That is the continuity of 
your spiritual progress.  Understanding that these cycles are 
like bearings that foster your progress aids you in releasing 
regret over that which has come and gone and gives you courage 
to undertake that which is approaching, for you have come to 
sense that you are above all these phases and cycles.  This is 
the perspective held by Jesus when he approached Lazarus dead 
for days, sealed in his tomb.  He perceived merely a phase, 
simply a cycle.  From his position, conscious as Michael Son, he 
rose above, reestablished a cycle that was beheld as a miracle 
to all who witnessed it.
	Taking this viewpoint, this vantage vista, lessens the 
impact of failure, for failure becomes merely the recognition of 
the closing of a cycle and the anticipation of the inauguration 
of a new cycle.  Each time you undertake a new round you have 
come to notice the resultant growth and the acquirement of skill 
such that new undertakings are better undergone, and that the 
lessons you learn today were not receivable in years past, for 
each prior cycle built upon the other to that stage you are at 
now, for you are blessed with heightened maturity and 
	There will come a time in the Grand Universe when the cycles 
of time and space will have reached fulfillment, and we each as 
one body of the Supreme will also rise to the new vantage point 
of Ultimacy and begin an adventure not one of us is capable of 
undertaking now.  We ride upon the Supreme marbles gaining the 
ability to transcend and receive an experience of Ultimacy.  
This pattern is present even in the small episodes of human 
life.  Your experiences of morning, of an afternoon, or an 
evening are cycles within a day, your days within weeks, and 
your weeks within months.  It is the illumined soul which can 
negotiate life understanding these episodes are what create the 
possibility for soul advancement and that no episode need unfold 
precisely as you wish for there to be growth; that your mind’s 
eye is set upon growth and less concerned with the play-by-play, 
blow-by-blow, events; just as an artist who paints knows, while 
diligently applying the brush to canvas, that many brushstrokes 
later the painting will be done and that many brushstrokes will 
be painted over by subsequent brushstrokes in order that the 
goal be reached.
	I am happy to receive your questions.

	Evelyn:  I don’t have a question, but I like that idea when 
overcoming disappointments and feelings of failure, giving up on 
projects, that it’s important to have hope and enthusiasm which 
may be towards a new project.  When we find ourselves short on 
that we can rekindle our faith.  That’s an important point.

*	Elyon:  Yes, you have understood, and again I use another 
analogy of an author writing a book.  While he may 
wholeheartedly pen a page to express a story, any particular 
page may end up in the trashcan.  The author does not mourn the 
loss of that episode of writing, for the goal is the entire 
composition for the completed story.  The final pages that a 
reader beholds are not all the pages that went into the 
development of that work of literature.  So is life in many 

	Lisa:  I find it interesting that our minister in Salem just 
used that Lazarus story last week.  She said, “Jesus commanded, 
‘Lazarus, rise!’  Not, ‘Lazarus, would you please get up.’”  He 
commanded it.  Full faith demonstrated.

*	Elyon:  I applaud your teacher/friend for such insight and 
for dedication in spreading that truth.  For one filled with 
faith and one who has experienced and knows the presence of God, 
a command is the appropriate understanding.  Belonging and 
assurance are what propelled Jesus in his ministry.  So I also 
encourage you each to likewise command as you undertake 
difficulties.  Affirm the divine power, acknowledge its 
	I understand the constraints of time for my visiting 
fellows, and I wish to address your discussion of participation 
with assigned personal teachers, for I know that each in this 
room has considered issues such as neglect, issues such as 
clarity of contact in cooperation and even assurance of 
	You understand from messages conveyed over the years that 
every teacher in this mission has undergone extensive training 
prior to assignment.  You have learned of various mandates, 
restrictions, and requirements that the teachers pledge to 
uphold and to follow.  One such instruction is to never 
interfere with the connection of the human soul to the Divine 
Creator, only to assist, only to provide what advances the 
human.  Each pledges to remain, if such is the case, anonymous 
and unrecognized to do the work dedicated to Michael and 
dedicated to your well-being.  Recognition is not a requirement 
for a teacher to be successful.
	You who have entered into a conscious appreciation of a 
spirit guide are now more sensitive to such a relationship.  
While many on this planet over the centuries have developed this 
relationship, it is still new to the minds of Urantia; it is 
uncertain, for it is not part of your greater cultural 
condition.  It is understood by your celestial aids that you 
will have a sense of disconnect as often if not more than you 
have the sense of connection.  But these guides are simply that, 
guides.  A guide will take you from a place of origin to a 
destination -- in this case concerning you each individually the 
origin is your sense of self presence, of aloneness in a great 
universe so large that you feel so small -- to the destination 
of embrace by the God of everything.  That is what your guardian 
angels do; that is what your personal teachers do.  I myself 
also attempt that very thing, to simply assist you in your 
transition into the full embrace of divinity.  Therefore, be 
assured of continual attention by your teachers, of their love, 
and the freedom that you are not obligated to salute or 
acknowledge their presence.  While it is received with joy it is 
never a requirement.  All praise is passed on to the Sovereign 
Son of Nebadon.
	I now withdraw in love.

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