1997-05-18-Tillers of Truth

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Topic: Tillers of Truth

Group: Spokane TeaM

Facilitators

Teacher: Elyon, Michael, Jessona

TR: Jonathan, Mark Rogers

Session

Opening

Elyon (Jonathan TR): Today I am going to address you as tillers of truth for it illustrates your manner and approach to both your personal climb to Paradise and your extended hand in ministry to others.

Lesson

Growth

If we, for the moment, consider truth as soil in a field, you are the tillers. You know that a tiller simply turns the soil to freshen it, to reinvigorate it for the inception of new life. Beneath this topsoil is your subsoil, and I observe you all have strong foundations that support you, that provide stability while on the surface you are stirring things up, creating new potentials. Truth never changes, but at the same time it is always in flux. The tiller contributes to this turning over, exposing new sides of the same truth to the light. Once in a while as you maintain this receptive field for input of revelation, you establish a taproot which sinks deep into the foundation to become part of you. Other times in your work you have discovered shallow rooted perspectives which fade in time and cannot withstand the renewal as you dig further for greater realization. In this tilling, truth may appear relative, for at each frozen moment this field appears one way and at another time another way. But beneath this field your subsoil foundation, your core beliefs, is the absolute truth.

In your growth and in your ministry the best approach is tilling, not tamping, not packing but continual turning over and refreshing, for growth is a living reality. There is no settled teaching that continues to nourish over long periods of time. Once the teaching is learned, new tilling must take place. This does not mean you must abandon all attained and acquired wisdom and values, for, as I have mentioned, you will receive taproots that hold fast to your very foundation. They will prevent erosion. Remain flexible and yet receptive to those longstanding values. Presenting yourselves to your fellows in this manner will appeal to their innermost sensitivities, for just as a freshly tilled field attracts birds and other living creatures to its fresh qualities, so will your ministries reflect in this manner. Those who seek what you have grown to become are very sensitive to this fresh tilled soil. Many a seeker has grown weary of hardened ground. And again, the deep roots within your new field will reveal the stability that is obtainable, even though you continually turn your life over seeking higher ways to be a son of God on earth.

I perceive that you understand what I intend to convey today. I will open the floor to you all and my teacher partners. This is Elyon.

Dialogue

Mark: Thank you so much. That was wonderful, a beautiful lesson.

Tom: What are some of the plows we can use to till the soil? I'm sure we can come up with some on our own, but could you give us some tips?

Elyon: I have mentioned in the past the word concept "growth levers". I have expressed that curiosity is one such lever, and in this description today it can be seen as a plow. You can approach your life with a series of discs that can churn this soil: curiosity, forgiveness....

Mark: Faith.

Elyon: Correct. Trust, my often repeated boldness.

Mark: Am I correct in my perception that this ties in with our discussion of how you sometimes churn up old wisdom for your own benefit as well as for others? It's all the same truth, the same soil turned and exposing different facets at different times.

Elyon: Yes, this is so true. It allows for the stability of the ever present and lasting truth and the flexibility of growth through change, through ascension, and through renewal. To continue with this analogy, you know that old lessons learned compost themselves and become new lessons, and that even worn out concepts contribute to enlarged perspectives to be an effective minister. One plow you can apply is the master's approach of questions toward another, sincere interest in their being. This will drive the tiller into the soil and begin the turning over and the renewing.

Mark: Through patience and diligence we are able to add to this soil of truth, enhance it through our efforts.

Elyon: You know that Michael referred to himself as the way and the truth. You describe likewise in your condition you are part of the Supreme way and the Supreme truth. The truth revealed by the Father is the bedrock. The truth you participate in that sprouts life is your Supreme contribution to the rich qualities of truth in time. I won't even begin to address beauty and goodness.

Michael: One thing about tillers of soil is that they get their hands dirty. I sometimes am hesitant to get involved in what I perceive might be a mess. Perhaps the soil doesn't get churned as well with that attitude.

Mark: The messiest of the messes, manure, turns into the most wonderful soil additives. There are no messes which aren't improved by the addition of truth.

Elyon: Truth tilling does have certain appropriate approaches to make the task cleaner and easier, for as you know it is extremely difficult to till muddy ground. So, wise discernment enters in when you observe a field of mud, that time may be required and patience held firm while the field dries sufficiently to be receptive to tilling. These are times to grant yourself the freedom to wait, to refrain from entering a messy situation.

Michael: Thank you.

Elyon: What would your feedback be if I add to this picture the idea of rocks in the soil? Comments?

Mark: Challenges each one. With enough patience and diligence one can in time clean an entire field of stones.

Tom: I see the stones as the bedrock of the Father, and our job is to chip them, break them down into soil.

Evelyn: They could be used to create a protective barrier around a tilled area, to minimize invasion by predators.

Michael: Or stacked up gracefully to produce an aesthetic addition.

Elyon: These are excellent comments and illustrate well how these pictures can impart insight without resulting in fixated viewpoints, as you have each described the presence of rocks in the soil with various outcomes, all of which contain truth, provide meaning.

Tom: If Jessona has any comments, I'd be curious to hear what she thinks.

Transformation

Jessona: You ask me what I think; I express to you that I feel great love, and I admire your dedication to our outreach. I would desire at this point to utilize the conceptual field of another TR so that I may broaden my expressions at these meetings and do request to receive your willingness to TR. (pause)

A perspective to hold in your mind in all relationships with your fellows is that all transformation and change on this world begin with each of you. Those who are in need of spiritual nourishment often seek outwardly for this comfort through a religion, through some social force. Remind them of the inner transformation, for this world will not be corrected if the individuals will be uplifted, but the uplifted individuals will right the world.

Jessona (Michael): To understand the abilities that you have to contribute to the growth of creation, it's a wonderful thing to have understanding of others and their contributions. It is also a good thing as we observe your efforts, understanding that your world is so different from the one we now work with, it is interesting to observe that a common thread weaves between us, and that is our desire to foster the growth of truth. We do it in our way, and you do it in yours, although the efforts are the same. And so I would encourage you to recognize, when you can, this common thread of effort even though it may be manifesting differently, and even take the opportunity to recognize your beauty in this different manifestation of truth.

(Change T/R)

Jessona (Mark): In time you will realize how closely we complement each others' efforts in the dissemination of truth, how closely we parallel each other in our growth, and how our sincerity towards the cause of the promotion of truth leads unerringly in the same direction. You must at this point embrace so much with faith and trust that later you will embrace with first hand knowledge and experience. There is no substitute for your acquirement of this faith/trust process except to experience the process as it unfolds to you at this time. Hold firmly to your objectives, to your sincerity, and this will guide you in your efforts of deciding on the details on how to spread and disseminate the Father's truth. You will one day enjoy and look back to see that you were strikingly on track and sure in your steps that you are now taking in your sphere of darkness. Stay your course with the knowledge that your course is the correct one. Never hesitate to engage in pursuits to make your course the most effective one available to you. Always hold to your conviction and your faith that you are indeed a son of God, you are indeed of service to the Father, that we are indeed both engaged in growth to this end.