[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 3/14/04

rickgiles rickgiles at icehouse.net
Sun Mar 21 08:43:17 PST 2004

North Idaho Teaching Mission Group

Topics: There is Progress, Shifting to the Seat of Spirituality, 
The Garden of Earth,  Incremental Advancement, Unconditional 
Love, Miracles.

Teachers: Undientified, Elyon, Solonia, Will

March 14, 2004

*	unidentified (Harold TR):  I send greetings to this august 
group, even though it is March.
	You spoke of the pendulum swing.  I would like to present 
the image of a dance.  Sometimes two steps forward, one step 
back, other times three steps back, one step forward, but there 
is progress.
	This is someone I think you know.

*	Elyon (Mark):  I bring my greetings at this time; this is 
Elyon.  I would take today’s message from your cues and combine 
some of your discussions into a fruits of the spirit salad.
	You discussed the desirability and the distinction between 
viewing your situation and circumstance in this world from the 
material plane and contrasted that with the more desirable 
seeing your circumstance from the seat of spirituality.  You all 
recognize that it is the more advanced perspective of spirit 
which you all are in the process of growing to discover.
	I would add to this imagery also the imagery discussed of 
the dormant parts of the individual that are in fact with you 
through your entire journey but are only potentials to you until 
such time as they become actuated and become real in your lives, 
if you can envision the fact that you all contain from the very 
beginning the aspect of viewing your material world from the 
perspective of a cosmic citizen.  This perspective is yours for 
the actualizing.  It is a part of you from your very beginning 
which is merely unfolding as the wings of the butterfly.  It is 
not foreign to you or outside of your realm, but rather it is 
dormant and awaiting your signal to become more dominant in your 
lives, and that, having reached a level of spiritual maturity, 
the soul then craves the actualization of the potentials that 
have been dormant thus far.
	By this shifting of priorities the terrestrial being may 
become the spiritualized being and therefore become more than 
you are able to manifest on your material plane, but not 
anywhere near what you will manifest in your future spiritual 
realities.  It is a fundamental shift that one makes, the 
decision to engage in which transforms the once contented 
earthly being into the charged spiritual embryo.  Your set of 
realities, your cosmic circumstances, do not do the shifting, 
but rather, as you correctly asserted in your conversations 
earlier, the change is made within you each as individuals.  
This looking with your spiritual eyes is the effect of the 
desire to be a spiritualized being, the cause.  Once you have 
made this fundamental seat from which you view your circumstance 
then, as you correctly stated, all things can and will be turned 
into use for the goodness and forward momentum of you each 
individually and your planet as a whole.
	What is unique in your circumstance is the timeframe in 
which you choose to make this shift.  Many individuals do not 
come to the realization that there is a shift to be made or that 
it is their choice to make this shift in a number of lifetimes.  
You present here today are grappling with the implications of 
such a shift on such a remote outpost as you inhabit  simply is 
a testament to the drawing power of the divine presence.  That 
you would consider going about this process at such an early 
stage in your development is an example to the universe of the 
desires of your souls reaching and finding their spirit 
component and aligning your spirit with the will of the Father 
even as you are but infants in your development.  When you have 
thoroughly decided to make this shift in your lives all things 
become as an opportunity for expression of the Father’s 
greatness through your demonstration of the knowledge of the 
very fact that you are in concert acting one with the Father.  
This is the cup each of you here would have and would drink, 
this gift, this challenge, this opportunity, this cosmic 
circumstance of this very hour draws you to your highest selves 
and beckons you for things yet unlearned.
	As a witness to your achievements to this point, it brings 
great joy to me to see the advances you have each made in your 
own personal lives and in your spiritual careers.  Also there is 
much growth in the fellowship of the group and group synergy.  
These accomplishments are yours to have and to keep forever.  We 
as teachers honor any who would choose this path of light, this 
path of pursuing the right, pursuing the high, pursuing the 
Godly.  We understand that you are in your infancy, and as 
humans of the realm you will stumble, you will fall, you will 
misstep, but we are not concerned with any such trivial 
occurrences in your universal career.  We see only your devotion 
and steadfastness as seekers and will honor your accomplishments 
by our very involvement with you in this process and indeed our 
friendships as well.
	Those are my words today.  I will allow time for others or 
dialogue as requested.

*	Solonia (Ginny):  Greetings, this is Solonia.  We as 
teachers have learned to use many analogies for your 
instructions, for we know it is an effective way for you to 
understand higher realities.  As it was my very high 
responsibility to guide and to lead our heaven-sent ambassadors, 
our Material Son and Daughter, you can likewise benefit from 
learning how to guide and to lead by your dependence on the 
Father’s gifts of understanding and goodwill.
	At this time of the year you have much anticipation, looking 
out your windows, checking each day the suitable time for you to 
put in your first attempt to break ground, so to speak, to 
prepare for your garden.  And you leave the house just to make 
sure that it’s not quite time yet.  One day you will feel that 
now is the time when I can begin, when the ground is receptive 
to your hoes and spades, when it will be suitable for the 
planting of seeds.  As the weather warms you can anticipate more 
as you witness the green sprouts emerging from the ground, 
flowering, producing fruit.
	We can also look at this ground in the universal sense of 
your planet being ready when the conditions are exactly right to 
receive the seeds of truth.  You know that your garden will not 
produce if you rush things.  You know the right time to begin, 
just as your planet will be at an ideal time for us to spread 
seeds of truth.  You can improve your ability to perceive, to 
know, when it is time to know when it is ready for you to 
enlarge your vision.  Good gardeners are truly sensitive to 
conditions that make it right for planting.  Spiritually you can 
develop your sensitivity to know when it is the right time for 
planting your spiritual seeds of truth, goodness, and beauty.  
Even gardeners don’t always understand why they know what they 
know.  As you develop your sensitivity you increase your ability 
to be effective and to produce the most colorful and luscious 
	Also, every good gardener knows that there will be 
disappointment.  What you expected to grow will not grow.  
Sometimes you will have less than you expected.  Sometimes you 
will not understand why what you planted did not do well.  But 
you also know the exhilaration of a row that grows well, that 
produces abundant fruit.  This sensitivity can be developed each 
day as you sit in stillness, as you allow us to assist you, as 
you follow the promptings of spirit, as you breathe a prayer for 
assistance in your daily dealings.
	We are happy to entrust this garden of Earth to you, for you 
have proven your loyalty and your ability to be good gardeners.  
We are confident that you will follow the promptings of spirit 
and go about your ministry with bravery and caution and 
sensitivity to the needs of your planetary brothers and sisters.
	It is my pleasure to speak with you today, and I will 
continue to be on duty as one who can guide and assist you in 
your decisions.  We depend on you as master gardeners to take 
care of this beautiful place.  Thank you.  

*	  Will (Jonathan):  This is Will.  I visit you today to 
share in your enthusiasm for change and growth.
	Picture yourself a stairwell and imagine yourself standing 
at the ground floor.  With two feet on the ground you are stable 
and balanced.  As you choose to ascend the stairwell you must 
shift your balance.  This shifting of balance when executed 
rightly is a change from a static balance to a dynamic balance 
and aids you in taking your first step.  Your entire terrestrial 
life is a series of incremental steps.  Your exit of womb and 
the beginning of life independent, the arrival of the Indwelling 
Spirit, your choice for eternal life, your transition from 
childhood to adulthood, from middle years to senior years, each 
step is a shift in balance and brings with it the potential to 
lose balance, to be thrown too far to one side and to fall.  
Some may wish to remain steady and to stall out on a given step 
because of the distress of a dynamic transition of balance 
shift.  Remember always that spirit is the handrail, and this 
spirit rail continually ascends.  There is no plateau as each 
step has for you while on Earth.  The steady ever-presence of 
spirit retains your upright ascent even when you are momentarily 
off your balance.  It is the time when you are unbalanced that 
this rail is of most importance and is the time when you ought 
to clutch ever more solidly to the spirit rail.
	You will ascend the first flight of stairs in your Earth 
life, and you will reach the first landing, and it will be 
joyful, the rest and exhilaration of the attainment.  But alas, 
it is only a landing, and even though the spirit rail itself has 
gone horizontal, it will take you through a turn, a significant 
transition unlike any step before, and you will ascend the next 
flight through the morontia phase.  Spirit will ascend in a 
steady rise, and you will incrementally advance.  It is only 
upon arriving at the landing of Paradise that you will find no 
longer the need to use the rail of spirit to guide you, for the 
journey will be complete, your personality in full and divine 
balance.  Until then must you grow comfortable with the constant 
shift of every step and to faithfully adhere to the spirit 
presence and ministry that sits beside you at every step to 
offer support, to offer safety, and to provide direction.  
Wherever you are, wherever I am, there is God.

	Mark:  Thank you, Will, that was very nice imagery.

*	Will:  It has been much time since I have expressed myself 
before you in this manner.  I salute your dedication of years to 
this mission.  It requires this dedication from all of you for 
us to be successful in bringing Urantia ever closer to the ages 
of Light and Life.  It will not be so much your successes as it 
will be your dedication.  Successes are much like the steps, and 
dedication is much like the handrail.  Success will come and go, 
but your dedication must remain ever present.

	Mark:  We appreciate your dedication to us, your help along 
the stairwell ushering us along and helping us when we stumble.  
We receive that with joy.

	Harold:  Would you expand on the concept of unconditional 
love?  I understand that it is one of the lessons we need to 
learn here.  Are there some parameters that define it, 
particularly, is it necessary that it not be returned?

*	Will:  The state of unconditional love is difficult for 
creatures to comprehend, for it is an expression that is an 
ideal in a creature’s mind and a reality in the divine mind and 
heart.  Unconditional love is free from any definition.  It is 
ever present unlike the fluctuations of conditional love.  To 
attempt to express love unconditionally a creature may develop 
descriptive conditions which are conducive to the attempt to 
express unconditional love.  One of those conditions is, as you 
have stated, to not require reciprocation in love expressed.  
Another is to love your enemies as you do your friends.  Yet 
these are still conditions.
	Because the love of the highest ideal is a divine love, you 
are growing in your capacity through the intervening stages of 
conditional love to the eventual state of infinite, unbounded 
love.  Just as you are this day temporal creatures with an 
eternal destiny, you are conditionally loving creatures with an 
unconditionally loving destiny.
	I say this but hope that you do not dismiss unconditional 
love as an unattainable, for every effort in your refinement of 
love increases the potential in your being for attaining a love 
without qualification of any kind.  Unconditional love is even 
free of the sense of warm feeling.  There is no description.  
Perhaps the purest description of unconditional love is to 
state, God is.  All else will shrink the power and potency of 
that love.
	I hope I have contributed to your ponderings.

	Harold:  Yes, very nicely.
	Jesus didn’t plan to do miraculous things, yet it was part 
of the Father’s plan to impress people, I guess, with some 
miracles that he did perform.  While it wasn’t with great 
effect, it did effect some people in their decisions to progress 
spirit-ward.  Have we progressed beyond the stage where a 
miracle would be useful?  Or is that planned to capture people’s 
attention now?

*	Will:  The general rule that applied then applies today of 
avoiding such wonder-making with the expressed reason that such 
miracles are not promoted exclusively for their own merit as 
ends in themselves, for the human race is all too ease-seeking 
and would relish such apparently easy fixes to difficulty.  
However, the human mind is stubborn and is all too often caged 
in intellectually by your sensory apparatus.  Where a miraculous 
incident will break that fixation and force the mind to reach 
for supernatural explanation, it will be allowed, as it is then 
the Father’s will for the expansion of the soul and the opening 
of personality to the divine.
	Miracles will not come as a proof but will be present as 
process, a necessary tool for an outcome.  No being, even God 
Himself, is capable of proving to you divine matters.  The 
reason is the sovereignty of your will.  You must choose 
yourself. Demonstrations will be offered; example will be made, 
but you ultimately decide independently whether to believe or 
disregard what is presented to you or what you have experienced.  
This is why miracles will never prove a thing but may promote 

	Tom:  Regarding healing, would “your faith has made you 
whole” be a self-generated or self-manifesting miracle?

*	Will:  It is the same mechanism   as the freewill choice for 
divine attainment.  You are insightful to make that connection.

*	Mark:  As faith sons in spirit in conjunction with the 
Father’s will, there are no limitations when our will aligns 
with the Father’s will.  We generate the heart’s desire which 
can become manifest.  If it’s proper then miracles can occur 

*	Will:  Yes.  Some miracles, so called, are merely easy 
explanations for causes and effects that are inexplicable to the 
current level of enlightenment of the minds that perceive them.  
What is a miracle in one age is explainable in another; what is 
a miracle in mortal realms is method in the morontia realms.  
You are correct to say then that all things are miraculous.

	Ginny:  I consider these ten, fifteen years we have been 
listening to you teachers as pretty much a miracle in both 

*	Will:  Yes, it is miraculous that you have been so willing 
to invest all these years and to not only have kept your faith 
but increased your faith.
	I have enjoyed my visit.  I will release this transmitter.  
I hope to be back with you again, as it is an enjoyable 

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