[tmtranscripts] Southeast Idaho TeaM November 1, 2008

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Mon Nov 17 08:59:16 PST 2008

Southeast Idaho TeaM

November 1, 2008

TOPICS: The benefit of difficult times; the importance of taking care of
one's self

LYNDA: Greetings. I am Lynda. I have requested this opportunity to lead
all of us here gathered in prayer, and I have been granted this opportunity.
Dear, dear, friends. Let us pray.

Almighty Father/Mother, First Source and Center, we your children stand
before you in awe, desiring to express our immense gratitude for the
experience that you have made possible. Those of us who are older, who have
more experience experiencing you and your ways, know with certainty that
your ways are good, the challenges, though difficult and seemingly
insurmountable become great feats to be viewed with pride and awe as we
complete the task, look back, and see what we have accomplished.

For our younger siblings, I would use the image of the cathedrals. Those
skilled workers who spent their lives building the cathedrals never
experienced the awe-inspiring completion, the totality of the cathedral
[because their lives were not long enough]. Sometimes in the midst of
tasks, in the midst of growth, one's focus can become narrow and it is like
the worker chiseling on the small part of the whole, of the cathedral. Only
upon the completion of the whole can all look and see what has been
accomplished. We the older siblings have this understanding of life's path,
life's journey, and we thank you, Almighty First Source and Center, for the
satisfaction that comes from maneuvering through difficult times.

So, Father/Mother, first we give you our gratitude, and next we ask for your
ever present guidance that these students may to some degree experience the
certainty of your presence, your existence, your love, your devotion, your

And, finally, we ask that you open the hearts and minds of our students,
that you sharpen our abilities in communication as we sit and share,
mind-to-mind, heart-to-heart. Thank you, Beloved Father/Beloved Mother,
Michael, Nebadonia for the thrill of communicating in this way, for the
opportunity to serve you in this manner, for this part in the healing of
this planet, Urantia. We ask your blessings. Amen.

DANIEL: Greetings. I am Daniel, here to say hello to you this evening, to
greet you, and to welcome you back together in this configuration. We are
most pleased by your willingness to pull this meeting together quickly. I
have been enjoying my rounds, my travels, as I have continued to visit and
interact with you. My role tonight is not to give a lesson. Iruka is here
and has graciously agreed to lead you, to guide you, to share some thoughts.
After her presentation, we will both be available for questions. My dear
friend, Iruka, please proceed.

IRUKA: Greetings, my friends. I am delighted to be here with you this
evening. I am always thrilled when we can meet together. I know that you
struggle with many things in your life. I know that you try to make the
best possible choices for whatever dilemma that you are in. I know you
strive for choices that are for the good of everyone involved in your
particular issues. It has been my observation that many times in your
decisions; you tend to forget to include yourself in the thought patterns
that you go through. On many levels, forgetting yourself is a good thing.
To let go of the ego, to consider the whole, can be very beneficial. And, I
applaud you for this.

Tonight I wish to refer to the decision making process that you go through
that is more personal, that impacts your life in such a way that sometimes
may not be the best choice for you to make. What I am saying is "do
consider your own needs, your own desires, that will further your own
growth, and joy, and happiness." Yes! Let me repeat that: "your own joy,
your own contentment, your own happiness." In taking care of others, in
looking out for others needs and wants, remember to take care of yourself,
first. Remember your own health, your own capabilities, and those things
that bring you delight and joy. You cannot give another food if your own
cupboards are bare. I don't think I need to go on with anymore metaphors
along the same line. Feed yourself both food and emotional and spiritual
sustenance. Keep yourself strong; keep yourself well; keep yourself
balanced and centered, and then you will be in good shape to help those
around you. Does this sound selfish? Perhaps. But it is necessary for you
to keep yourself strong before you can be of any benefit to anyone around

This concludes my lesson. I would be happy to take questions, clear up
uncertainties or misunderstandings. Daniel and I both will take
questions-either one. The floor is yours.

First Student: Thank you, Iruka. I've said that statement to other people
many times, but it seems to be a hard one for me to do. Any personal
suggestions, knowing my personality?

IRUKA: Greetings to you, and thank you. Part of this problem is the
culture that all of you have been raised in. The image of the mother who
provides everything that the children need emotionally, physically,
spiritually without informing the mothers of the family that they have to
take care of themselves. Only part of the image-which is a good image-is a
part of your culture, and I am addressing the part that is not there. So
why you might think this is you, personally, this has been ingrained in all
of you, in all of the females, particularly, males also, but in the family,
it tends to be the females. Does this help explain?

First Student: Yes. Thank you.

IRUKA: You are most welcome.

(Lengthy pause)

There seem to be no more questions. We are keeping this short, due to the
time. However, this is an important subject.

If there are no more comments or questions, stand, and another will lead the

Second Student: Dear God, we would pray that you would help us to live in
the moment. We know that it is so easy to think about the past or worry
about the future. Help us to certainly see as has been expressed from our
heart that we might have the fullness of the moment and be able to share and
give to others because of that acknowledgement that you are with us at this
moment and every moment. Amen.

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