[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 3/14/04
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
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
This is someone I think you know.
* Elyon (Mark): I bring my greetings at this time; this is
Elyon. I would take todays 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 Fathers
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
Fathers 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 its 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 dont 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 creatures 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
I hope I have contributed to your ponderings.
Harold: Yes, very nicely.
Jesus didnt plan to do miraculous things, yet it was part
of the Fathers plan to impress people, I guess, with some
miracles that he did perform. While it wasnt 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 peoples
* 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 Fathers 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
Fathers will, there are no limitations when our will aligns
with the Fathers will. We generate the hearts desire which
can become manifest. If its 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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