[tmtranscripts] Ham on spiritual receptivity

David Schlundt, Ph.D. david.schlundt at vanderbilt.edu
Mon Jun 27 11:42:47 PDT 2005

Ham: June 26, 2005

Greetings children, I am Ham and again I am happy having this
opportunity to speak with you. As you each make progress in the spirit,
each one of you undergoes an increase in spiritual sensitivity and this
gives you a window into higher spiritual realms where your morontia mind
is always in touch with God's spirit. Gradually it is dawning upon you
that you are loved and cherished beyond your human understanding.

Humanly you can increasingly receive this divine affection by your faith
but also through your spiritual senses. It is only possible to receive
this love as a child. To receive the divine affection requires
accepting your child status and this acceptance requires some releasing
of the old adult poses that seem to be something safe but instead
creates a barrier between your soul and God's spirit.

To find the pure childlike faith and innocence that brings wonder and
this inexpressible joy that soul feels in response to beauty and
goodness and truth, this requires letting go of the things that keep you
from it. How wonderful it is to be the children of the Master and
Mother Spirit, the perfect parents who watch over you with tender care
even while creating, upholding and administering a vast universe. When
you begin to realize how close your real parents are you will come to be
ever more fully blessed for you will feel yourself so blessed in all
that you do.

Fear first begins to abate and as you abandon your old fears love and
joy and gratitude gradually take over. The joy found in being at home
in this universe and discovering your place in this world is truly
overwhelming. Joy in the spirit will encompass your souls and fear will
be eventually abandoned even before you leave behind these bodies of
animal nature where fear originates.

This world within this vast creation was made to be your home. You are
not orphaned. You are not tossed upon a hostile shore. This world was
meant for you. Rejoice then in its goodness.

Your eternal life has begun. There is no end to your existence.
Realize that you are welcomed fully into the great universe of
existence, but you are also welcomed into the invisible fraternity of
believers, those who have knowledge and spiritual experience enough to
be certain of about God and your place in His universe. Let this
certainty bring joy. Let this joy bring peace and contentment.

In all things, my children, you are finding the way of the spirit to be
the only way forward. The pursuits of self lead nowhere and the
indulgence of selfish desires leads not to everlasting contentment but
rather toward ruinous self-destruction instead. Truly you were called
to lay down your lives, to abandon the life of self and to accept the
selfless calling of higher purpose.

Fear not and you will find joy, peace and contentment will gradually
ease away the temptation of fear and the temptation of selfishness. Let
your hearts be filled with the pure joy of a child. Release the burden
of carrying the old patched together self, a composite of what you want
to be or think you should be. Simply be and be loved as a child is
loved and a child accepts his place. Rejoice my children you are all
doing well.

Q: Can I have a message please Ham?

H: Yes my son, all is well. In all things you are doing well. You are
coming into a better balance that is not so strained. You are finding
joy in fits and starts. Follow this. Examine it. Gradually release
your burden and let go of self as you pick up your new life. Don't be
worried and don't keep going back to examine the past. Let each day
begin anew. Allow yourself to change and release your fear of change as
you do this. Have peace, my son, you do well.

Q: Ham I would appreciate your counsel.

H: Yes my son, you are doing well. You're making spiritual progress in
fits and starts, but this is as it should be. Soon you will find you
will have better traction and a better way to set your feet as you move
forward. Continue to examine your heart and to make firm moral choices
as you move forward. Your way seems at times to be beset with confusion
and ambiguity where you wish there was clarity and strength, moral
strength. As you grow in the spirit and learn to release the cause of
self you will find happiness in abundance, contentment and joy. The
life of the spirit will come to replace the life of the self. Let this
occur gradually by releasing the old and praying with faith for your
soul and its greater purpose. Don't fear my son you will have all you
need. Be at peace.

Q: Rebecca?

H: Yes my daughter, continue to uphold righteousness even as you
rejoice as a child in the spiritual goodness of your Father's universe.
Allow this joy to well up within you and rejoice and be glad to be
reborn in the spirit and to know the truth of the deliverance of
childlike faith. Be at peace my friend, you do well.

Q: Jarad?

H: My son, you do well. You are releasing the old fears and anxieties
and are coming to a more mature and complete acceptance of yourself.
Your joy in the spirit wells up within you and is renewed daily. The
beauty of life is entering your soul and balancing the barren harshness
of the past. Give thanks then and be at peace for truly you are showing
the way to others as you continue on your journey.

Q: Anything for PZ?

H: Yes. You must remember that you are not alone in your struggles.
To feel alone at times is human but gradually you will come to know the
truth and the truth will set you free from loneliness. Rejoice my
daughter you have eternity before you. Be at peace. All is well.

Q: Message for me?

H: Of course my daughter, you are doing well. The Master has beckoned
and you have followed. This is the beginning of your truly coming to
know him and in this knowledge coming to know yourself as well. Don't
worry about the future for the future will care for itself. Draw closer
to the Master each day in prayer and have full faith and confidence in
his care for you. Have faith my daughter you way is opening and door
the Master has opened in your soul shall never be closed. Rejoice then
and be glad.

My children go in peace. Let not your hearts be troubled neither let
them be afraid. Hold fast to your faith in times of struggle and in
times of ease as well. Find hope my children. Allow yourselves sublime
hope at all times. That is all. Until next week my love and prayers go
with you each. Farewell.
David G. Schlundt, PH.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
301 Wilson Hall
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: (615) 322-7800
E-mail: David.Schlundt at Vanderbilt.Edu

Belief has attained the level of faith when it motivates life and shapes
the mode of living. The acceptance of a teaching as true is not faith;
that is mere belief. Neither is certainty nor conviction faith. A state
of mind attains to faith levels only when it actually dominates the mode
of living.... Faith does not shackle the creative imagination, neither
does it maintain an unreasoning prejudice toward the discoveries of
scientific investigation. Faith vitalizes religion and constrains the
religionist heroically to live the golden rule. The zeal of faith is
according to knowledge, and its strivings are the preludes to sublime
peace. ---The Urantia Book, Page 43

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