[tmtranscripts] Ham on replacing fear with love
david.schlundt at vanderbilt.edu
Tue Apr 27 06:56:25 PDT 2004
Greetings, I am Ham and I am grateful to have you here this evening.
This evening let us discuss how to move always toward the Father's
light. You are each going through things that will strengthen your faith
over time. You each have the intention of making steps toward the
Father. This is not simply a matter of the mind or a matter of the will.
It is the whole personality which must continually adjust in thought
outlook, attitude and deed towards the Father's loving gaze. You cannot
move one part of your personality without moving your entire
personality. And the personality is your whole self, the sum total of
your character, your thought patterns, all the different attitudes you
carry in life, all the ways you think and feel. So spiritual growth is
not simply a matter of reaching with faith, it is also a matter of
complete change and continuous change. Reaching with faith is the first
step, but then the entire person must make the adjustments necessary to
move forward in faith. All these adjustments must be make with love.
Those parts of yourself which perhaps you do not love are the most
resistant to changing. Love is the catalyst for change and true
spiritual progress is attained through and measured by love. Love is the
yardstick by which you may measure your growth. Growth is created first
by forming the intention to grow, then by allowing spiritual change to
take place within you, and thirdly by manifesting that love toward
others. Spiritual growth and increasing portions of love are one and the
You certainly can facilitate growth by making the conscience decision
toward love. If there is a person who irritates you or bothers you,
consciously make the decision to find something lovely about them, then
you will find something lovely within yourself as well. Love is
goodness, truth and beauty at once. Love is the experience of God
unified. Loving God and growing in his love is the greatest human
experience. Nothing can compare to feeling yourself uplifted, embraced
and consumed by His love. Loving others does not blind one to their
faults or alter the truth in any way. Loving others allows you to
receive the truth concerning them. Hatred is always blinding, love is
The Master's loving understanding of others did not prevent him from
denouncing error or exposing evil. But even this was done out of love
for the world. The Master was clear sighted in his admonitions and in
his rebukes. He was careful not to condemn people when he was denouncing
Human beings must always and continually choose between truth and error.
The only way to choose truth is to choose love first. In choosing love,
truth will follow. One cannot find truth within fear. Fear of God leads
toward error. Love of God lead toward truth. The love of God leads each
soul to embody the truth, beauty and goodness that is love. Fear of God
leads to the protection of truth and truth that is protected is not
growing, and if it is not growing it has died.
Indeed, fossilized former truth is the seed of error and evil. The
Master gives of his spirit so that his truth shall remain living, and
his love be reborn in every heart in every moment. Do not be discouraged
when you find fear in your hearts for once it is recognized it can be
expelled and that place filled with love. I say to you my friends expel
fear from your hearts as soon as you identify it. Move that part of your
personality toward love. In this way, growth is assured. Fear is like a
weight holding you in place. It is only by cutting your ties to fear
that you can soar on the currents of love.
The sons and daughters of God fight willingly on the side of truth
against error and on the side of love against fear. At every time that
fear threatens your peace of mind, conscientiously ask for help and you
will have love enough to overcome any fear. Be completely at ease my
friends, continue moving toward love with all your might.
Q: Ham, I have felt that I should begin rereading the Urania Book in
more depth when I recently came across a reference to a book called the
Oahspe and a comparison to the Urania Book. Is this a book that we
should look into, meaning will it give added value in addition to the
Urania Book, or is the Urania Book sufficient unto itself?.
A: Yes, let me say this unequivocally. The Urania Book is not sufficient
unto itself. The Urania Book is the clearest and most complete
revelation to date, but it is not in any sense the final word. It is
always fruitful and informative to read other works as well. In all
cases, there is truth and some error mixed, this is so with the Bible
and it is so with the Urania Book to some extent. The Urania Book has
few errors, but it is not perfect. You must read the Oahspe and make you
own assessment. Each work must be weighed in your own heart.
Q: May I have a message, Ham?
A: You are beginning to stabilize emotionally very well. This is due to
your spiritual growth. You are gaining greater balance and increasing
positive outlook. Through your embrace of love in greater measure. Human
beings are generally afraid to give themselves over to love completely.
Love is transforming, all encompassing. Human beings are afraid to be
swept up on something so uncontrollable. It is only be losing oneself in
love that one finds oneself. Your true identity lies within love, no
where else. Love can be contented. Your are doing very well.
Daughter, you are doing well. Enjoy the task before you. Lose yourself
in the joy of the work without thought of outcome. Allow the master to
guide your way. Pray for this and it shall be so. Focus your intention
toward his will and it shall be so. That is all.
A: Yes my son, you also are finding ever greater joy in your work, let
there be no pressure, but rather the joy of discovery. Find ever greater
joy in the act of self expression, let this be a song of joy, of hope
and of comfort. You will have all that you need as you move forward. Do
not worry my son, have total faith, total.
Q: Do you have anything for me Ham?
A: Certainly, you do well my son. You are increasingly finding love
within your heart for yourself and this is as it should be. Do not shy
away from loving yourself. The love that is constantly streaming toward
your heart from the Master's soul must be increasingly felt, tapped into
if you will. As you grow in the spirit and become increasingly like the
Father, you must also partake of His love for you. And do not reject
this love or push it aside, but rather begin accepting divine love and
understanding it. Understand that you are lovable, this is not
overnight, but you are beginning.
Q: Any counsel tonight?
A: Yes my son, you are growing rapidly in the spirit. You way has not
been easy not was it meant to be. The way you have traveled has been a
slow but steady process of grounding and growth. You are constantly
growing upward toward the Master and also sending roots into the ground
to stabilize this growth. Gradually you are coming into greater and
greater self-acceptance and self-love. In this you are grounding you
life to reality. Human beings can be deluded into thinking they are
either too much or too little. Self-acceptance and accepting the
Father's love grounds you in reality. Your work will come. For now,
concentrate on loving yourself just as you are, that is how the Father
loves you. See yourself through his eyes and you will see yourself truly.
Q: Do you have anything for me tonight, Ham?
A: Certainly my dear. You also have had a long period of self rejection.
You have wanted to change yourself by yourself and then present this
new, improved person to God. This is not the way forward. Moving forward
requires self-acceptance, it requires a sense of purposeful love, a
sense that love and only love will provide. As you grow in your own
self-acceptance, then you will not be compelled to push others away.
Love is the reality of your soul and the reality of the world. Allow you
soul to be bathed in love, to be made pure and to be embraced by love.
Accept into your heart love in all its forms from all different
directions and do not turn it away. You are deserving of this love, my
dear. Gradually you will realize this.
Until next week, contemplate this lesson.
Q: Health advise for Frankie?
A: Yes my son. It is wise to do some exercise every day. Be conscience
of your diet as well. Your body will tell you what it needs if you learn
to listen. Walking thirty minutes a day will make a great difference.
That is all.
Until next week my love and my prayer are with you.
David G. Schlundt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
301 Wilson Hall
Nashville, TN 37203
Fax: (615) 343-8449
Email: David.Schlundt at Vanderbilt.edu
Many of the temporal troubles of mortal man
grow out of his twofold relation to the
cosmos. Man is part of nature -- he exists
in nature -- and yet he is able to transcend
nature. Man is finite, but he is indwelt by
a spark of infinity.
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