Topic: Trust Willingly
Group: Pocatello TeaM
DANIEL (TR #2) "Good evening, my friends. I am Daniel, your loyal teacher, here to address you once again regarding those matters which will instill in you increased belief of your identity as dignified sons and daughters of the Most Highs.
There is a great augmentation of power and energy in your arena this evening. This is a natural development as a result of your belief, of your understanding that new levels of awareness and comprehension and reality can and will take place through your faith. Faith in yourselves as well as faith in your teachers and, yes, in your comprehension of your religious life, your personal spiritual identification with Divinity.
This augmentation of power and energy is a lure. It lures you into believing you can attain greater enlightenment, and this forward lure does indeed bring you into new comprehensions, yet these same lures can be frightful/frightening to the fledgling soul. How does one trust energies and powers which one cannot control or comprehend?
This evening I would like to spend a few moments developing your trust. I have help in this lesson, for you are bestowed with the Spirit of Truth which is trustworthy, which always suggests the direction toward which you need to lean.
Trusting that you will (physically) grow is not difficult, for you have grown in obvious ways and the testimony is apparent. Growing in intellectual ways also is fairly evident, for your associations modify/adapt to your thinking processes. But weighing the growth of your soul and its involvements requires your trust that you will see positive results.
As a fledgling spirit you are urged to trust, yet your experience as a mortal on this trouble-strewn planet has not given you cause to engage in trust willingly. 'Prove yourself' is a frequent denouncement to those who say, 'Trust me.' The proof of your reality is in your acceptance of yourself. How do you feel about yourself?
In your social time (this evening), we were heartened to see and hear you give evidence of the growth results of your trust in the face of your fears, in the face of pain, in the face of confusion, doubt, anger, frustration, lamentation; even so, growth is transpiring, some more quickly than others, but all of you require trust to grow. Otherwise, you would only exist mechanically, instinctually. Your emotional realms would be devoid of fulfillment and your spiritual lives would remain inert.
It is a tremendous feat for animal-origin beings to trust that which is not visible and yet you are beginning to perceive and believe and act upon that truth that the greater reality is more substantial than the reality to which you have heretofore been accustomed. Some of you are more eager, more ambitious, and so your growth steps tumble you more quickly into experiences which would naturally unfold if you were to trust more in the process, in the natural synergy, but we enjoy the fireball children as well as those who wait quietly for clarity.
In the trust that you are developing, there lies the foundation for the trust which is placed upon you; thus you are entrusted. You are given work, assignments. Do you feel sometimes that you have more work than you can handle? Then increase your trust in yourself and in Divine Overcare. As you assimilate your own actuality in terms of your morontial identity, you gain trust in your own preconceptions, for now the preconceptions are from your Thought Adjuster rather than from your corporeal frame of reference.
Do not be frightened by the power and energy which results, which will impact you, which will lure you into unknown realms. The universe is orderly, beautiful, infinite, organized, symphonic. You are becoming part of a grander scheme of things. Allow yourself to accept those surges of energy and power which will augment your ability to keep up with your own ambition to grow.
Be gentle with yourself. Trust yourself. No longer are your motives circumspect. No longer are you completely egocentric and circumscribed. Give yourself credence as being able to make those decisions, those judgments, those steps which are required for your ascension. Distrust is an item to be considered as a discard item. Caution, intelligence, wisdom, probing minds, inquiring minds you all have. You have also the intimate knowledge of the presence and guidance of the Original I AM, our Grandparent, and the merciful ministrations of Michael and the Divine Minister. These are your intimate associates, closer to you than your spouse, your children, your neighbor, or yourself.
That is my lesson this evening. It is a review. It is a recap of an earlier lesson on trust. Many teachers have spoken of trust, for it is essential that you engage in trust. My and your associate Tomas is unavailable at this time and later I will also be focusing energies on another matter, but I am here now, Tomas is available through circuitry, and we are mindful of your growth needs, therefore, dear children and close companions, what shall we address this evening in our open forum?"
Jane: "Daniel, I'm sure you listened to the sharing before the meeting so I think you already know what I want. I want this stuff off! I trusted and I don't think I'm very happy with the results; and now I will trust that some proper adjustments will be made."
In your experience in your work, (indeed, in work which is impressive and invaluable), you have most acute knowledge that there is often pain which comes from resistance. Your distress at receiving that which you are in line for and needful of and willingly accepting is only awkward to you for it is, as you say, in your conscious awareness.
Shall we give the poor example of a child who has clubfoot, who must wear a device on his leg in order for the bone to grow straight. Your circuitry, your energy augmentation is feeling to you like the restraints on your clubfoot. As your bones fall into their natural place, you will walk and run. In the meantime, this appendage, this encumbrance is really more of a nuisance than a pain. You admit your consciousness of it is most distressing.
How unfortunate that this analogy leads to another analogy of and involving discomfort, for now consider if you were born without a left forearm and you were given a prosthesis. At first you would find the device cumbersome, heavy, ugly and difficult. Yet, as you become accustomed to this device, it becomes a useful tool with which you can accomplish more than you had thought possible.
If you could in faith compare the recent opening of your circuitry as one of these or any related type of example, it might be helpful. I will not be so unfeeling as to suggest that there is 'no pain, no gain', but I perceive that your true distress is your awareness and the burden which this awareness reveals to your understanding of being in what some would consider an enviable position, what some would consider a responsible position, what some would consider a ludicrous position, of being able to communicate with personalities beyond your optical vision, for indeed this is what is transpiring.
Your personal circuitry is opening, and like a ventilator which has been closed since the manufacture of the product, the vent is opening, the air and light are flooding in and causing you to be aware of an aspect of yourself which is not customary and therefore is accentuated in your mind as being dreadful and painful. This is not to say that some discomfort has not been recorded.
Jane: "I may be in an enviable position but I don't feel like that at all. I feel miserable. I feel constantly distracted. And the interesting thing to me is that I was able to hear these entities quite clearly before this augmentation, and as far as I know, I've heard nothing since it came on. Now maybe that's my own stuff getting in the way; that's fine. The way I feel right now is that I want it off! Now! Thank you."
Jane: "If the fish felt like I did, he has all my sympathy. I'm just extremely uncomfortable, Daniel. Is that...? I mean, what is it? Like, "tough s___"? Is that the deal? It sounds like it."
DANIEL: "I am at least as distressed as you are for under no circumstances does anyone wish to instill pain or discomfort. I am only in a position to suggest that perhaps the Life Carriers will make those necessary adaptations which will allow for your acceptance of your connectedness to cosmic consciousness less obtrusive.
I hear your lament and I am quick to acknowledge your long-term establishment as being a being who is conscious of your spiritual nature and your relationship to your universe and the friendly aspects of it. I also am aware that you utilize these same realities in your application of your healing ministrations most effectively.
Let us discourse a moment, if you will permit me, regarding your discomfort at sledging through several weeks of refining process following your recent trip. This discomfort is more acceptable to you, apparently, in the realms of your understanding of growth development than what has occurred with your ear?"
Jane: One, I was told before we went to Palm Beach, this was a distinct possibility so I was warned ahead of time. Two, at least to my knowledge, it did not involve anything electronic or unnatural. I was not asked nor told that I would have all this added electronic equipment on my head and no one, I mean, it's like they said, 'Okay, you've agreed to be in the circuits, so from now on we don't have to ask or let you know when we're doing this,' and I resent that. You know, I'm being honest. I would have very much appreciated--I don't like people assuming that they have permission--and when the discomfort got worse instead of better, I was really angered and I'm still not happy. I feel there's a big difference because I trusted that I would heal, that it wasn't going to be fun, but that I would heal. I feel that healing is a natural process. I don't feel that this is natural".
DANIEL: "For the benefit of those not present, those not present in the flesh, I perceive no equipment appendanged to this mortal's being. These perceptions of equipment are greatly enlarged. There is no mechanical device prying open any apertures. There is no requirement that you sustain this discomfort at all. If this distress is over-reaction, a misplaced understanding, in alignment with your perfect Healer Parent, seek resolution, dissolution of this distress. There is no pain in spiritual growth, no physical pain is attendant. No growth is required if it is not your will. No demands are put on you, except those which are willingly assumed by right of passage into awareness of responsibility in line of service and this is the natural, spontaneous result, desire, effect of a spiritual experience. What you have been experiencing is not a spiritual experience. Cease and desist your distress.
There are, as I said earlier, augmented power and energy evident this evening. It is not within my purview to identify those energies except to say that they are natural and loving. I would suggest that perhaps your volume is turned up too loud and that if you were to relax your volume, it might help your condition.
My child, I am at a loss as to how to console you or minister to you. My advice, which you have not asked for, is to seek healing from the Infinite Spirit. Seek comfort and rest. Allow yourself time to wade through life's vicissitudes at a pace which is compatible to your own system. Do not allow others expectations of you or anticipations of you or demands of you to stress you. Indeed, do not allow your own expectations, anticipations and demands to stress you.
Rest in the knowledge that you are safe in the loving arms of your personal Creator. Accept that nurturance. Allow your entire being to be washed with those warm, womb-like waters which heal and soothe and nourish. Set aside your equipment. It does not become you.
How do you feel?"
Jane: "I feel just like a little kid who got chewed out by their parent; and other than that I'm not too sure how I feel. I do have one other question. Is all this new power available to every human being on the planet or just to certain groups and individuals?"
DANIEL: "I will address that, yes. This power, energy, is available to all and any who are open to it. There are many who have no use for such energy. There are many who have long sought this understanding of energy. The electricity of the universe has been turned on; the circuits are open. Your world, which has sat in darkness, has had floodlights turned upon it. Those who would be blinded by the light, still walk with their head down. Those who have gazed into the sun seeking the brightness, are elated.
The expansion of circuitry is a natural result of being re-connected with cosmic energy. Any being may access this energy. Resistance to this energy will not stop the energy but it is not required that any mortal being grasp it. This spiritual flood-light rains on the just and the unjust, the rich and the poor, the this and the that.
There are beings, mortal beings, who have sought spiritual reality, who have indeed found spiritual realities along the way, who seek even now for greater spiritual realities for this is their acknowledged path. For them, greater doors will open, greater lights will shine, greater energies will be available. In contrast, those who chose to ignore the spiritual renaissance can remain in their mode and are as well loved and tended to in their sphere of reality as are the Bright & Shining Morning Stars.
Has that satisfied you, TiEl? (no response)
Before the baton is passed, I want to convey to you how dear you are to me and to many others, how we respect your integrity and enjoy your spunk. Your tender-hearted core is a true flowering example of love personified, and I appreciate being permitted to engage in conversation with you. Do challenge me/us again. Do consider me to be your devoted friend."
Rutha: "Daniel, while I was sitting here listening to the dialog between you and Jane, I could not help but feel a lot of energy, of Jane's energy, and I would just like to offer.... This is what I saw happening here, because I feel like maybe there's been . .. I'm hoping that maybe the insight that I was given during this time might help Jane in interpreting what you said, because I know Daniel so much closer, so correct me, please, but I see that you said to Jane that,... Well, let me just preface this, because . .. I can say this because I have experienced to some degree what has happened here.
We all go through dark nights of the soul. Sometimes they're not just nights, they're months. Sometimes they're a year and it just seems like it's forever and you just can't ever get to the bottom layer. You just keep peeling and peeling. And during that whole time that you're peeling this stuff off, it seems sometimes, there's a place where this stuff just kind of collects. This has happened to me. And I see that what maybe has happened to Jane is that the opening of the circuitry and her purging of so many things and trying to come to grips with 'Who I am as a human, and 'Who I am as a child of God'; and so there has been this purging and it's all kind of collected. I'm maybe guessing that it's collected by her ear and it's, you know, it's like with a baby, you have to burp the baby! She's ready to be burped. It's all collected right here. I know it's a kind of a gross picture but to me maybe this is what has happened.
And at the same time, the circuitry is opened up and she's beginning to develop that higher range of consciousness, but it's very frightening, and you do--you want to scream, you want to holler, because it's... you want it so bad but at the same time it's very frightening, it's very scary and you don't want it, and it does seem painful, but that's the human aspect of it. The spiritual aspect is not painful, as Daniel very beautifully stated, that that isn't what's bothering us; it's our humanness.
And so I see that what Jan is experiencing might be a physical thing which she is interpreting as being circuitry and perhaps it's just the purging of other stuff that's collecting where the circuitry is supposed to be connecting. That's just what I feel might be happening.
Anyway, I took it from Daniel, too, that in no way was the discourse made to be belittling or to put you in a lower position as a child and Daniel as a higher guide. I took it as being straight-forward, talking across to you, not down, and so . .. and that was my gut feeling that what was happening here is that you were shrinking and at the same time I could feel Daniel thinking he wanted you to expand and realize that when he said to drop this mechanical devise, he was saying to drop it in the spiritual sense and let the spiritual rise, and realize that it was more of a physical reality.
Anyway, Daniel, you can correct me or whatever.
DANIEL: Thank you, Rutha, I am not going to correct you for there was nothing remiss in what you stated. Your exposition was fine mortal camaraderie and upholding of your understandings. I am not inclined to correct anything which does not need correcting.
Jane: Rutha and Daniel, the reason I felt like a child was because Daniel stated although — no he was not condescending, nor did I feel that he was any time — but he stated something to the effect, you know, 'we decide what is appropriate'. That is how you treat a child. If you're dealing with an equal, you approach the individual and say, 'It's felt that you've reached such and such position', you know, 'We felt it would be appropriate to do this', but at least you approach the person, you do not — a parent decides for a child what is appropriate. When the child is an adult you no longer decide what is appropriate and do it. You ask them first. And because of that, I still felt as if I was treated like a child. And when I said I didn't like it — although Daniel was very nice about it — it's like 'We've decided this is what's appropriate and this is the way it's going to be'.
DANIEL: I am trying to find the proper analogy, the proper picturization to respond to where I perceive you are in your understanding, and I ask you to picture a flower which is in bud, in tight, robust bud, and it is apparent that this bud must bloom now. What alternative is there except to acknowledge the development of this bloom? When one ascends, one attains and there are subsequent results. This is cause and effect. This is a law.
The difficulty is that you have evolved into your own morontia soul, your own awareness of your potential, on perhaps a slightly different pivot than you have been accustomed. It is still in keeping with who you are and what you have attained and what you have done to get where you are today that these new developments take place. Like the flower which was once a seed or a bulb, it has grown as you have grown, and the flower needs to open to the sun. Is it the fault of anyone that perfection is being attained and revealed? It is your willingness to grow along spiritual lines, your willingness to seek reality, to serve your own understanding of divinity, your healing gifts and your human compassion which has brought you to the point of flowering.
That coincides with the opening of the circuits on Urantia and your experience is the same as is and will be the experience of many countless others, even these present here today. There are certainly unique variations on the theme, yet all mortals are at this same threshold. Those who will be affected will be affected poignantly; those who opt not to be affected will be affected anyway, but not in a contributory manner as will those who, like you, accept this willing. Or relatively willingly, for regardless of the evolutionary status, you are still all animal origin beings and the animal mind balks at being weaned from its habit patterns and comfortable nests of belief and habit.
Now we perhaps see eye to eye a little better, daughter? And perhaps my referencing you 'daughter' and 'child' has given you an extra mode sludge to deal with. What say you, pal?
Jane: I'm sure that I'm not any different than every other person this room. Last week when I asked a question about meditation, I wasn't asking so much for myself, but because I feel that every person in this room has been on the same path I have, that there's not one person that there's not one person that hasn't spent years and years seeking and asking and looking for answers and I certainly don't want my experience to keep anyone else back, give them doubts. I just have to fight it out by myself, and I know that all the rest of the group in their own way each one of them will go through this too. So all I can say is I hope for each of them that most flowers bloom painlessly and joyfully and don't fight opening every petal and I wish for everyone who's going through this that it could be a much more joyful process. Thank you.
DANIEL: Thank you, my friend.
Rutha: Daniel, I have a -- I just want to make a comment of gratitude to you and all the teachers. It was a quite a realization to me this week when I attended a funeral (and I won't give the name of the church but the church was beautiful). I went in there and I sat down with the big stained glass window and the alter (I shouldn't say altar I don't know what they call it. Where they do the preaching. In Catholic church it would be an altar), but anyway, it made me feel very sad, in a way, because I really longed to be in a big, grand congregation like this church would hold. And then the funeral began and the preaching — the music was beautiful, it was good. It was something we could sing here! It was very good, (which, you know, that sometimes can be a problem) but I was so -- almost moved to tears when at this funeral, which should be a time of really, as we would say, a glad time. Sad in human terms but it should be a glad time in terms of spiritual growth.
And it seems all that was put down was how awful we are, what sinners, and I don't know how many times they brought up about the blood atonement, Jesus coming and dying for or sins and they -- I mean, it wasn't just sins, they actually named a litany of things, and I tell you, by the time I walked out I was, you know, I was no bigger than an ant, you know, with the burden of being so awful, and it was — it's such a reprieve to have you sit there and tell us that we are doing well despite the imperfections that we have. And I just think that at the moment when they started all this horrible thing, all my longing to be in that church faded rapidly.
That was just a human longing and I'm just so thankful for the groups, the Teaching Mission groups, the Urantia groups across the country and the Unity groups, all groups that preach that we are imperfect beings but also that we are not just sinners, that we do make gains and we are loved and that, you know, we don't have to be on a guilt trip. You know, it wasn't because of our sins that Jesus came here, but He came here to reveal the Father and to obtain Him through experience. So, I just wanted to thank you. It's made a difference in my life.
DANIEL: I am not the one to thank for that, my friend. We all are responsive to Michael here, for he saw through your prayers and supplications that the darkness under which you had burdened had reached its saturation point, that the mercy lag was ended, that your needs and prayers be answered and fulfilled. The cries of you who believe without seeing, who know your Father would not think ill of you, you have helped raise the curtain on this new age. You have pulled back the shroud by your determination that God reveal himself to his children, and you have done this in faith.
The cathedrals and houses of worship which you referenced are your cultural heritage. They well up within you the desire to worship the Lord God, and this right and privilege and devotion is your natural inheritance as ascending sons and daughters. Pray for those who feel responsible for the death of truth, beauty and goodness as you pray for more workers in the field. Your love is stronger than their fear and self-loathing. Turn your worries into loving arrows to fall deep in the hearts of those who sleep, those who embrace illness, those who despair and distrust.
Great, truly great things are transpiring on Urantia today. Your active support of your own spiritual faith, your support of one another in their faith is making a difference. These spiritual channels which are opening, these spiritual connections which are being made are impacting your world in significant and noticeable ways. It is in your nature to be short-sighted. In time you will look back and it will suddenly be clear to you how dramatically you have changed. Welcome to change and indeed it has been so.
We in the Teaching Corps, we in the spiritual and morontial realms who minister to you and grow with you are equally grateful for the grand adventure, the opportunity to serve this unique planet, the origin of Joshua Ben Joseph, Creator of this local universe. Truly wondrous is our experience, yours and mine.
And lest we forget, there are contingencies going to Hawaii today. Perhaps that might account for some of the variations in energies. At any rate, it is an exciting atmosphere, and your own devoted presence here this evening has been as gratifying as any congregation large or small, here or there.
Rutha: Thank you, Daniel. Indeed, if we were in a large congregation we certainly couldn't get the intimate sharing and growth that we have received from our sharing time and from the questions that we can ask the teachers in the lessons; and to that and I would like to thank our loving parent Christ Michael and the teachers and you, Daniel, and Tomas
DANIEL: Dear friends, you might appreciate that this T/R is exhausted. If you have an additional question, however, I am open to it since the forum has been somewhat focused this evening. Has anyone a question which they would like addressed?
Then, my dear loyal students of truth and my close friends and companions, I will call this meeting to a close. We are trusting that your growth is in keeping with your capacities, that your eagerness is compatible with your capacities, that your reluctances are in harmony with your reposes. Be tender with yourselves and each other. Be kind to your soul, which is young. The strength you feel is only beginning to develop. Your true strength lies in your and our Eternal Parent, therefore, ask for His strength to sustain you in your growing experiences. Trust as a child that our Father/Mother is leading you in accordance with His wishes and in your own appropriate time and space.