[tmtranscripts] Ham on moving forward from here
David G. Schlundt, Ph.D.
david.schlundt at vanderbilt.edu
Mon Jan 24 09:47:46 PST 2005
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Ham: Greetings, children, I am Ham and I am glad to have this time with
you this evening. This time is one in which you are each growing and
taking steps which lead into areas of growth and times of instability,
but your direction is constant and secure. You have each made decisions
affecting direction, but you are wholly unconscious of the great
unconscious growth and work taking place within you. Even during sleep,
your decisions and your conscious awareness of unconscious development
gives you strength and resolve of purpose. Each of you may feel periods
of depression, periods of unsettling disturbances within, but you must
know that through this process you are being prepared for future work.
Each of you is learning to release old feelings, wounds, and scars of
the past and instead you are learning new ways to accept your deepest
emotions and to be unified from your depths to your heights for always
is the soul struggling for unity. Once you have that unity, you less apt
to be shaken by external events and ever more apt to remain steadfast in
the face of those swirling uncertainties that surround you every day.
As you accept the tasks and the burdens the Master places in your hands,
never does he leave you alone with these things. Always is his spirit
connected with yours and his guidance is strong and sure so that you
will not be alone in any decision making, you will be upheld rather as
you decide your steps together. As you walk forward simply be conscious
of grasping the Master's hand and allowing his voice to speak to your
hearts. Do this with full faith and trust as a child trusts in his
loving father, just with that simplicity, with that openness.
None of you is alone any more, neither in your consciousness nor in the
dark places in your hearts, for now you are embraced, saved, redeemed,
and made anew. Take no step backward, rather trust in his guidance as
you move forward. Those times when you are frightened or off balance in
some way, these are brief experiences that serve only to strengthen you
more. Hardship will come, but it will not be so difficult that you
cannot overcome it. You will be tempered, you will be made straight in
your souls, you will be strengthened, added to, and refashioned into the
people God intends you to be. As you accept this process, you accept the
path he has laid before you as well. The Master's peace will cover your
hearts and you will be calm and fully prepared as you tackle each new
task so long as you trust and so long as you are willing to be led as a
Rejoice then and be at ease. The big decisions are the spiritual ones.
The big movement is in the spirit. The light of truth my friends will
shine through you and you will be reflections of the master's love in
all you do. Each of you must reflect the Master's love, but you must
also accept his love for yourselves. You must be unafraid to love
yourselves as he loves you. You must be fully open to the Master's great
love in all ways so that you do not think you can bestow the Master's
love without first fully receiving it. You must accept his loving
presence within you, and you must accept his help as he begins to remake
your inner soul and to lift you into a light more to his liking. His
purpose is to make you his human lights, to make you his not his
instruments but his children so that when others see you their souls
know, there goes a child of God. Let all your fears dissolve in this love.
The way may be rocky, but it is not impossible. Trust my children, trust
and then trust some more. When you are despairing, trust. When you are
rejoicing, trust. And then rest in perfect peace, for you will have
Divine assurance as to your way.
Q: It seems to me in the past few months you have returning to topics
presented in the past rather than giving us a lot of new material. Is
this a correct perception on my part?
Ham: Yes. It often is the case that material must be presented many
times and received many times before you begin to get a real
experiential understanding of my words. You may read the Urantia Book
many times, for example, and understand it differently at each reading
because you have grown, your awareness has broadened, your comprehension
has deepened. Each step we help you with in the spirit is similar to
your previous steps for it is all a process of gradually relinquishing
your selfishness and taking up the yoke the Master is placing upon you.
Each cycle repeats a similar process as you move from one level to the
next, from one level of spiritual cognizance and awareness to one that
is broader. So even though your spiritual development increases, the
process of going from one step to another is pretty much the same.
Q: I that how people can come into this process at very different
starting levels and each of us gets something out of it?
Q: Jim asked if he might have some of your guidance.
Ham: Yes my son, of course. You are still in the process of recovering
your balance and as you do this you may have many times of off balance
days when you feel you can't continue and yet you must. My son, things
will get better. You will find your way forward and it is correct to be
focused on yourself, but it also important to get out of yourself as
well and to focus on others. You must take steps for your health, of
course, but you must also seek the spiritual welfare of others and seek
to be a source of divine help for them. The Master's words can flow
through you as they flow through many human beings. You must be open to
allowing this and you must be open to serving Christ Michael in all the
little ways he may ask you to serve. Open your heart to him and he will
give you what you need and show you where to go.
Q: Do you have anything for Rebecca?
Ham: Yes, my daughter, do not worry nor let your heart be troubled. You
will be given many opportunities. You will be given much to give others.
The Master himself has secured you for his cause. He will give you the
path to walk in. You, my dear, need only be a child and to walk with
grace and dignity in the goodly paths he has prepared. Seek my dear and
you will find. Be open to his word and he will give his word for you to
speak. Have great faith my children. Both of you will be given your
Ham: Jarad my son, be at peace for you will also have everything needful
at this time. Perhaps you will find those lessons of true humility that
you seek. Have courage moving forward and do not fail in your gratitude
at any point. Rather, rejoice with the Master as you walk in his
pathways and as you watch out for my little daughter as well. Rejoice in
your love for each other. Rejoice in your pathway together and rejoice
that you were blind and now you see. Let gratitude envelope your mind
and soul as you make your way forward in happiness and love.
My friends, you are both fulfilling the Master's wishes for you.
Continue to seek humility. Continue to accept each task one by one. You
are doing just fine.
Q: Could I have a message please Ham?
Ham: Certainly my son, you do very well. You are also being led into
areas that are new and different. You are being given little tasks the
Master would have you perform, little acts of kindness, little steps of
encouragement, things like that. Learn to recognize these things and to
value the opportunity it affords. Each positive step toward God creates
manifestations and reverberations unknown and unseen. But, like the
wind, you may see its effects and you must learn to see these signs and
to welcome them. Have peace my son, you are doing very well.
Q: Do you have a personal message for Billy Don?
Ham: Yes. My son, you do well. This is a long process, but you have
embarked upon the way. There is no turning back now. There is no
changing of your resolve for you have come before Christ in supplication
and he has heard your prayers. As you choose him, so does he choose you.
As you love him, so he loves you. As you trust him, so does he trust
you. My son, you will not have any trouble believing. You will not have
any lack of faith. Recognize that as you accept the Master's love you
accept your place in his world, in his universe. As you dedicate your
life to his service, you dedicate everything you are and will be to
everything that is good, beautiful and true. All that was is and will be
is on your side. Take up your cross then and walk with him. Look not to
the right nor to the left, but focus on the path he has set before you.
Have peace my son, you are doing just fine.
Q: Do you have a personal message for Catherine?
Ham: Certainly my daughter, find peace in your soul even while you have
the work and the worry of an active life to deal with. Take time to
commune with the spirit living within you every day. A daily prayer, an
affirmation, something that allows you to release your cares and to
accept what the Master would give you. In all things my daughter faith
and trust are your touchstones. Have courage my dear, you are doing just
Q: Do you have a personal message for Charlie B?
Ham: Of course, my son, you do just fine. Have perfect peace. You must
learn to relax, to find peace within that carries you forward. Do not
feel that you are ever in any way separated from God's spirit. But, you
must always remember that loving God is your first duty and this love
will lead you into all of his service. Service does not lead you to his
Q: Ham, do you have anything to say that would be helpful to Z?
Ham: Certainly, my dear. We are old friends and it would please me
greatly to be of service to my beautiful daughter. My dear, you may feel
separated from God's spirit, but you are not. You may feel above the
need for him, but you are not. Always remember, the Father's love seeks
his broken children. And you are one invited to the wedding feast and
yet you feel yourself worthy only of crumbs and so you hesitate to
partake of the feast. But my daughter, you are welcomed. The very
heavens rejoice that you should even perceive your welcome. The old God
of childhood is giving way now and it is right and good that this
menacing figure should die in your consciousness. But it also right and
good that you should begin to perceive your true spiritual father
reaching for you through the mists of your unconscious mind. He will not
leave you, though at times you may feel a separation, this is not a
reality. Reach out in sincerity and helplessness and in forgiveness. In
this way, you will know the truth. Fear not, you are much stronger than
you think you are. And yet, you are also weaker than you think you are
as well. Be at ease my dear. All will be well.
Q: Do you have any feedback for me this week Ham?
Ham: Yes my son, you are always making progress. Remember to be open to
those tiny internal prodding's of the spirit. Old patterns are hard to
break and sometimes you can allow yourself to be drawn into a pattern of
ease rather than having that openness of spirit that will allow you to
alter that pattern. So, be open, my son, open. Life is change. Don't
worry about what should be rather accept what is then take it from
there. Find your faith increasing as your contact in the spirit
increases. Be at peace in all you do. All is well.
Very well then, my children, you are all doing very, very well. Have
peace, your way will open. Until next week my love and prayers go with
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
To science God is a possibility, to psychology
a desirability, to philosopy a probability, to
religion a certainty, an actuality of religious
The Urantia Book, page 1125
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