[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 9/12/04
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Sun Sep 19 10:57:59 PDT 2004
North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Topics: Prayer, Rest, Refledction, Recooperation
Teachers: Elyon, Olfana
September 12, 2004
* Elyon (Jonathan TR): Greetings again in spirit and
circuit. This is your teacher friend Elyon.
I have a few words to share regarding prayer. It is also a
circuit, a form more familiar to your peoples than some of the
other communication lines that are available to those like
Prayer, while clothed in words, is in actuality an energy
line, a connection. It is by your use of language that your
mind increases its sensitivity to this connection with spirit.
Forming thought into sentence structure draws open the membrane
between pure spirit and the material realm.
Ages ago it was said, Pray without ceasing. It is not
natural for the human being to pray incessantly, for you have
far too many other things to consider that require your
attention that even it would be unsafe for you to be distracted
through constant verbalization in prayer. However, since prayer
is a circuit, you can become more greatly associated with this
energy conduit and hold within your heart the feeling of divine
connection, of celestial support and guidance. Such an
acknowledgment and awareness is possible without words, without
concept. This is the unceasing prayer.
The value of words is that they draw you back to your
connection when you are distracted. Words are a stimulant which
triggers the mind to look upward, to look inward, to look
Godward. Even as I speak to you today this same function is
occurring, for you in heart and deep mind are tuning your ears
toward God. I am merely stimulating that form of attention.
When we assist our fellows we are ministering in this very
manner, stimulating anothers attention to look toward the
divine. No matter how it is formed in concept, the soul is
looking, is drawing near.
These are my words. I hope you find them of worth in your
meditation and reflection.
Evelyn: We are told God knows our thoughts, He is already
there, that it is not important that they be put into words.
So, the benefit is more for us to verbalize or compose our
* Elyon: Yes. It is a focalizer to the mind. It is a
lubricant for feeling. It softens the personality by
redirecting attention. This, by the way, is not to discount the
value of the content of the prayer, for the words shape what is
meant by the personality reaching to God. Soul longing can be
hard to clearly discern in the mind. Framing thought structure
in prayer is like laying a sheet over an invisible object to
make it appear to the mind. Then the mind is able to function
in harmony with your deeper self, your soul, your personality,
and the spirit presence. The mind resides at the membrane
between spirit and matter. Words in prayer may be likened to
the beating of a drum that signals from one side to the other.
* Olfana (Ginny): Good morning, this is Olfana. I greet you
at this time of slowing down, reaping the fruits of your labor;
a calming down, so to speak, of your summer activities and
energy. As you know, it requires both to be in a balanced state
It is important to reflect upon how necessary it is to
rest, to reflect, to gather the seeds, so to speak, to sit back
and reflect upon the fruit of your labor and to begin to take
more time to assess your life. Although things seem to be
waning, things are losing energy, they are disintegrating in
nature; it is also an important time to look at ourselves at
this time and appreciate our maturity as well as our
vulnerability, for indeed it is a mature time of year when we
see in full bloom the results of our efforts to bring to
fruition all the wonderful fruits of the land.
We also become a bit sad that things are waning and dying
only to hibernate, to recoup, and to prepare for the next burst
of energy in the spring.
As fall approaches let us appreciate all these qualities,
not only as applied to our physical surroundings, but also
applied to our growth in the spirit ... good analogy. Just as
springtime brings us lots of hope and growth and renewal and
life and energy, so does this season give us a chance to review
our vulnerabilities, maybe our weaknesses, our maturity,
certainly. So, I encourage you in your time of reflection to
appreciate these times and give yourselves the opportunity to
rest, to reflect, to appreciate, for each season brings with it
qualities that contribute to a balanced planet. You as part of
this growing season are also part of that cycle of rest and
As you do your fall chores with your plants and vegetables,
fruits, be reminded that all these qualities reflect your nature
also. Appreciate it all. It is all necessary. I encourage you
to be grateful for each day, whether it be sunny or rainy, as
each day you view opportunities to advance in spirit. Gather
your fruits and enjoy.
I leave you now.
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