1997-03-09-Mansonia, Part 1
Topic: Mansonia, Part I
Group: Nashville TeaM
Ham: Greetings, children, I am Ham and again I thank you all for coming tonight. I wish to take a little time and talk about the future. I want to start the meetings with discussion like you had this evening to bring you all into better knowledge of each other and understanding of your tasks. We are coming to the end of lessons that are learned on Mansonia one. Much of what is learned on Mansonia two requires your physical or morontial presence on that sphere. However, we will attempt to bring you some more lessons that delve into the philosophical/scientific realms as well as personal emotional realms.
God the Father is Spirit. He dwells as all of reality and transcendent reality at once. He is you, he has created you as an experiment within himself, as a self-revelatory device. He reveals himself to himself through you. You reveal yourself to yourself through him. There is no self- revelation without spirit. Spirit is what allows self to see self. Without the spirit, there can be no inner contemplation, no self- reflection.
Of course, lower spiritual entities would serve the same purpose for you, but the Father desires to personally indwell the lowliest of his children. He delights in participating in his self-revelation which is your self-revelation. The medium between which these two opposite revelations are occurring is mind, of course. So the closer and more self-revelatory you become, the closer you are becoming in mind to the Father, and the closer he is coming in mind to you. When the two sides of mind come together and meet there is spontaneous revelation, the Father to the son and the son to the Father and the two are then one. In this oneness, you do not become God, no, but from then on the process of self- revelation is from your side going towards the Father. The Father at that moment understands and is pleased with his revelation that is you, completely. This side of the revelation is complete, and now your side of the revelation of increasingly knowing and becoming more and more identified with the Father is just beginning. At this point, at the time of fusion, there is no more sin. There is no errant desire to do other than the Father's perfect will.
The Father is love. He gives himself completely to the entire capacity of his children. Once you begin this walk toward the Father, you experience nothing but increasing love and the increased ability to love. Your expanding mind desires fulfillment as well, and this is amply supplied. In the universe, there is endless learning. Learning increases the capacity to learn. There is no end. The Father desires not only that his children love him and their brethren, but also that they know him and know their brethren. Therefore, learning is eternal. That is all, are there any questions at this time.
Q: Ham, you said "There is no self-revelation without spirit. Spirit is what allows self to see self. Without the spirit, there can be no inner contemplation, no self-reflection". Is all self- reflection spiritual?
Ham: It is an aspect of how you experience spirit. By the presence of spirit, you can look into the mirror of your soul and make evaluations about your moral status. This is what I mean by self-reflection. Is this helping?
Q: Is it also what enables us to love?
Ham: Revealing yourself to yourself.
Q: Where does revealing ourselves to others fit into this discussion, or does it?
Q: Does not this happen as we interact with other people and the world?
Q: The more you understand your fellows the more you understand yourself, and the more you understand yourself, the more you understand your fellows.
Ham: Yes, I would say that is true.
Q: The thing that came to mind when you were talking about learning was memory. Will our memories improve as we go along. Right now, it seems that limitations in memory limit my ability to learn. Or maybe I am not thinking about it right?
Ham: Learning is not just memorizing facts. Learning is the process of expanding your conceptualization. The conceptualizing of some grouping of interrelated facts transcends those facts in the awareness (of) meaning. So you may understand a system or the overall workings of a system without having memorized each individual fact involved. This is more the essence of true learning than memorizing facts. So, fear not you with faulty memories, the mind is a resilient and forgiving place. Also there is some truth to the notion that memory space is limited and so the great sorter of information, the Thought Adjuster, may choose to drop some things out and emphasize others and they are not always the same things you would have consciously have dropped from memory.
Q: About memory, We have been struggling this afternoon trying to remember the name of a supernal who was a musician on his planet and he was for a while helping me and maybe still is, and we just cannot remember his name. The closest we could get was Leonard. Is he still associated with us, does he still help me.
Ham: Not on a regular basis.
Q: Could you let us have his name.
Ham: Please move on.
Q: So it is the morontia mind that allows it?
Q: What does that mean, it is the morontia mind that allows it?
Ham: The morontia mind is the mindedness of your soul and as such is not limited to the material brain in any way. The material brain does function to limit the immediate access of mind to mind in some respects, but the process of higher conceptualizing generally takes place within the morontia mind. So, you will sometimes be presented with finished thought without having gone through all the steps to create it yourself in your consciousness. Are you understanding?
Q: I think that happens a lot.
Ham: You don't want to have access to all those steps, it could be too overwhelming. In essence, your mind is constantly in a state of being controlled or overcontrolled, by the higher levels of the morontia mind. This allows you to separate facts and correlate information. Otherwise, everything would be the same.
Q: Of the same significance?
Ham: Equally important, and seem to be the exact same.
Q: It's at that level that the Thought Adjuster operates?
Ham: Correct. Material brain doesn't inherently possess the capacity to differentiate facts, ideas about reality. The brain would be more like a machine. The computer stores the information and does some functions, but it cannot of itself, understand the meaning of any of it. The brain is more or less on that same level.
Q: So the computer cannot know the significance, because it doesn't know its own significance. For one thing.
Q: So there can't be any true reflection.
Ham: It can't differentiate between importance.
Q: This is the seven adjutants?
Ham: It is part of that.
Ham: Yes, biological programming is a good way to say it.
Q: Out of the DNA?
Ham: Yes. Ham: What tells the trees to bud or the flowers to bloom?
Q: Changes in the intensity and duration of the daylight and this is programmed into the DNA.
Q: The supreme.
[the remainder of the session was devoted to personal questions]