[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 6/06/04
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Mon Jun 7 09:11:44 PDT 2004
North Idaho teaching Mission group
Topics: Longing for Connection, Value Fellowship
Teachers: Elyon, Aaron
June 6, 2004
* Elyon (Jonathan TR): Greetings, my students. This is your
It is impressive, your dedication to our instruction. I
find your abilities to apply the meanings you reflect upon, that
you derive from our contact, to your daily lives. It is our
intention to enhance your lives through such contact. While you
have come to understand that our influence upon you does not
prevent difficulty in your lives, we have been assured ourselves
that you are effectively transferring your understanding into
practical application and joining us as coworkers in this
All too often many look to our Sovereign Son for ease, to be
alleviated from challenges. You are those who recognize that it
is your participation in the challenges and difficulties that
brings you spiritual strength, that uncovers greater depths in
insight, that makes you more able to endure.
Within mankind there is an inherent longing for community,
to be associated and trusted with and by others. This sense of
connection, while it can be viewed as simply an instinct of the
animal herd, it is in reality a spiritual, social mechanism
within the personality. It is rooted in the Fathers desire to
be ever in communion with all His children. This thread of
connectivity from God to you naturally continues from you
Those in your life who seek truth and those who recognize
truth and are ever watching for new juxtapositions of truth
events to create an enlarged spiritual vista are ever willing to
make connection with you as they recognize your standing in
spirit. These are your natural brothers and sisters. No
formality is required; an exchange of concepts is easy and
fluid, for you both recognize the divine presence and your
spiritual allegiance. Others, however, stumble over the
conceptual framework that presents a truth moment, a spirit
reality, and they may recede from you in caution as they protect
their viewpoints. However, deeper within they understand the
spirit of the connection, the love transfer and the acceptance.
Time and maturity will give them the courage to risk their
mental constructs in order to enjoy the soundness of spiritual
communion with a fellow.
Ever in your ministry pour forth this love; allow your
energy to be warming and accepting. This is the magnetism that
brings another to the level of trust that you have attained
wherein they may enjoy encountering a viewpoint that is
different, that is new and challenging. Repeated episodes like
this will prove to them how rewarding it is to be adventurous
philosophically, how much broader the vision becomes when many
perceptions are enfolded into a grand view. This perspective is
attained by the very important initial experience of love from a
fellow, of acceptance, of connection.
Even one who dislikes association, withdraws, seeks privacy,
does so with the same longings for connection. Such an
orientation can be beneficial to the soul, as one draws into
oneself for reflection and even an encounter with the divine.
However, some recoil from others in fear or through damage in
the past. They long for that touch but seek to safeguard
themselves. These are the difficult souls to reach; these are
the ones your master longs for. You are the means for his
contact by your gentleness, by your understanding, and by your
patience, allowing time for trust to build, for healing to
You are gathered here today with me because you recognize
your bond in spirit brotherhood, and it recharges your souls and
strengthens you for the work in the days ahead. Hold in your
minds the knowledge that all seek this bond, the fellowship.
Develop your skills and be ever ready to touch another. Learn
to recognize the degree of their ability to make such an
embrace, and then apply yourself according to their spirit
standing. Address them as they need, always infused with love,
I have concluded my remarks. I will remain with you.
Ginny: Im reminded of Jesus saying never to take anything
away from another, but give them something positive.
* Elyon: Yes, the master was an expert at ministry to the
soul of a fellow.
Evelyn: I have a reclusive streak, so you are addressing
me, too, with the idea that we all need connection with each
other as well as with spirit. You say a contributing factor to
isolation is fear. Seeking solitude might not be a personality
trait so much as a coping mechanism.
* Elyon: Isolation can be and often is the result of fear.
However, it is not necessarily due to negativity that strictly
hurt. It can also be due to a cherishing of an ideal of peace,
of an ideal for a tranquillity in relationship that is often
disrupted when engaged with others. When this disruption
occurs, the desire arises to just remove oneself and not have to
contend with the social noise, so to speak. While this is
preserving of the tranquillity of self, it hinders fellowship.
It may be an act of preservation, of peace, just as much as it
could be out of fear of engagement.
Evelyn: In The Urantia Book it says that a pleasure enjoyed
alone can border on evil, or something like that. That
sometimes bothers me because Im often alone, and I do enjoy
things going on around me that Im not sharing. I wonder, is
that bordering on evil? Maybe thats not what they were driving
* Elyon: The intent of that phrase may be likened to your
approaching a bluff to experience the beauty of a waterfall
below. Others within an experience of pleasure provide the
personality with social norms, with cautionary feedback, that
give the personality some structure in which it is expected to
behave, much like the guardrails at the edge of the bluff and
the cautionary signs of the danger of crossing over that
barrier. Socialization in pleasure creates a feedback loop
which guides the soul towards healthful pleasure, free of
disregard for others. It is through combined experiences that
one refines pleasurable pursuits for better well-being. It is
not such that it is evil to be experiencing pleasure alone as it
is dangerous to only seek pleasure without another or others
input and stabilizing influence.
Evelyn: That makes sense.
Ginny: I experience sometimes in conversation with others
that my viewpoint is expanded; I dont stay in the little
framework of my own mind and opinions. Whether I agree or not I
have a chance to see and experience a variety of thinking and
* Elyon: My sister, it is a joy to hear you express this
view. If all your fellows on this world were to approach every
engagement in this manner there would be Light and Life on
Ginny: Im trying not to be so guarded. Seeing that Im
not being threatened changes that around to a learning
* Mark T.: Could it be said that anothers opposing viewpoint
completes our own?
* Elyon: Indeed, it does, for the stance of viewpoint in
itself limits perspective. It must by definition eliminate that
which does not contribute to that perspective. However, in
order to expand consciousness, to awaken the mind to higher
realities, each viewpoint, all viewpoints, are interwoven. This
cosmic perspective brings enlightenment and wisdom. When that
is applied to each specific perspective, that viewpoint is
It is the frailty of the human mind to consider opposing
perspectives as enemies rather than as elements of the grander
view of the cosmic perspective.
* Aaron (Ginny): Greetings, my friends, this is Aaron. I am
enjoying your conversation this morning, and I have a brief
contribution to make to the subject, and that is to value the
precious aspect of fellowship.
We who are engaged in such high spiritual pursuits sometimes
forget to engage in common, everyday niceties and amenities such
as listening, being interested in anothers life and doings, to
not necessarily feel that each meeting has to be an engagement
of high spiritual thoughts and ideals, that truly being present
to another is also a great gift. Remember someone saying, when
necessary use words, but words are not always necessary.
Our great teacher Michael always was able to engage himself
into the arena of anothers life; this is one thing about him
that made him so attractive. So, as you journey here in your
efforts to simply be there to engage in everyday conversation,
to take an interest in anothers life, to inquire about everyday
things, these are also necessary and helpful to anothers
It is a pleasure to engage with you today. I hope that you
all will continue to bring peace and joy to others by simply
paying attention. Thank you all.
Jonathan: Thank you, Aaron. I appreciate your comments.
I sell at a farmers market. Theres always a tension of
having an agenda of wanting to make a sale and a customer not
wanting to feel coerced into buying. Im aware of the feeling
of being grabbed by the collar by someone who doesnt want to
let you go, so I try to make a friendly contact without
pressure. Quite a few repeat customers I acknowledge with a
wave or chat about mushroom hunting or something. Im learning
to make that human-to-human connection, and so I appreciate your
comment that its okay to just be with one another without an
* Aaron: Yes, you who are immersed in this material world do
have the challenge to deal with that element of your lives. It
is necessary and important. I guess it would depend upon your
intentions. Everyone is attracted to friendliness and openness
and sincerity. That will attract your customers.
Jonathan: Its that element that even on a cold rainy day
its fun because of the shiny faces who come by and smile and
* Aaron: Yes, indeed, and see what that does, that always
opens up another, makes another feel better, and this indeed is
a great ministry.
* Elyon: This is Elyon, I will draw a close to our
communion. I encourage you all to walk in the manner of
Michael, to be the light and to express love ever and always,
for in that manifestation is another soul touched by spirit and
awakened and encouraged to grow toward the very God that you
have come to recognize and that Michael came to reveal. I take
* Aaron: I thank you all, I take my leave.
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