1997-09-07-Viewing the Teaching Mission

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Topic: Viewing the Teaching Mission

Group: N. Idaho TeaM

Facilitators

Teacher: Daniel

TR: Jonathan

Session

Opening

Daniel (Jonathan TR): I am with you today to share some perspectives which you may find beneficial in furthering your efforts to ascend ever higher in spirit standing and serviceability.

Lesson

Stillness, Prayer

We have repeatedly asked you to practice stillness. It has been taught both as a means for ministry as well as an end in itself. Worshipful embrace of God is all-satisfying to the soul who seeks His company, and if that were but its only purpose stillness would be the only requirement we ask of you, for no other activity holds the value that this does. However, this is not the end, for the experience itself had a multiplying factor about it which inspires and invigorates and infuses all other experiences of your life, increasing the value of these experiences

Unbroken communion with God is an attainment you can make. I stress unbroken; it is possible for you to experience no lapse in connectivity with the Father. Already there exists His connecting link to you; half the job is done. Now do you work on your connecting link in return. Prayer is a valuable process for establishing and strengthening your link. I now point you to a helpful manner in which you may pray. Prayer is often of the form of being directed outwardly. By this I mean you speak as to one who is another. The case in prayer is that the other is God.

Today I ask you to pray as you would normally carry on an internal dialogue with yourself. In this dialogue, you are fully aware that your other self is fully sympathetic and understanding of your expression, instantly comprehends what you convey. Praying to your Father with this attitude draws Him into an inner experience. The more you practice this method of praying, the sooner you experience your everyday thinking process containing the mindedness of the Father who indwells you. The Father's presence has but one goal, to elevate you to the point of permanent embrace of fusion.

When you behold the events of your life which seem to either challenge your spiritual strength or distract from your sense of wellbeing, realize that your Father's indwelling presence likewise holds this view. But this adjuster does not pass upon the worthwhileness of any particular event as good or bad; simply it discerns its serviceability to grow. I bring this up for I endeavor to ease your minds regarding unbroken communion with the Father, for I know the human mind is capable of devalua(t)ing its thoughts as unnecessary ramblings that need not be foisted upon the Father. He truly cares to share your experiences; that is the Supreme reason for His indwelling.

There are two manners of approach to this inward dialogue with the Father. Two simple words describe these approaches. One is the word "ask"; it is your assertive side of the relationship. The other is "acceptance", your receptive side. The Father Himself asks you to become more like Him. The Father Himself accepts a position of becoming more like you. In one respect you might alter the wording of "unbroken communion" and instead say it is an unbroken commingling, your willingness to acknowledge the divine presence under the most extremely mundane situations. By practicing stillness, you will find that this experience of communion with the Father is constant. It does not break off following a period of practice, but will continue. It is similar to your electric circuitry wherein a switch is placed; one line feeds from the Father to you, the other from you to the Father. Your side has the switch, you determine the continuity. Ever present, ever connecting is the Father.

I am happy at this point to receive your questions.

Dialogue

[A question is asked concerning contacting ones personal teacher.]

Teacher Contact

Daniel: You are making inroads in your connection. You are receiving input that is only hindered by trust. You are developing the human end of this circuit. Every effort you make in this method of receiving instruction that is geared specifically for yourself is good. It is when you are in the position of transmitting for others that you are obligated to have greater faith certainty of your contact. In private these reflective times have less chance for error. This is why we stress that you experiment with your personal teachers often. Continue your efforts; they will unfold. It will become clear before your eyes as you review the material that you are receiving and you are developing the skill at collating your reception into an expressible form. Does this answer?

Member: Yes, thank you.

Teaching Mission

Harold: In our group we are dealing with an individual who has a pretty skeptical approach to the Teaching Mission. Is there something we can do, an approach to use that might get through that skepticism?

Daniel: The Melchizedek effort at bringing this world into corrective alignment with the normal spheres of Satania is a real event unfolding in this system. Human involvement is necessary, but human handling of this teaching effort has developed a movement, and movements by nature create a distinction of belonging and not belonging. The very core of the Teaching Mission is to emphasize deeper worshipful contact with the Father, a real and stable sense of participation with your unseen brothers and sisters, and a profound sense of privilege to be part of the ministering force to this world. This is the essence of the mission.

We have utilized this technique of communication you behold here for it has been relied on in the past on your world such that you may have a concrete way to approach higher contact. But this is by no means the only method, and every individual has their own technique. Your friend has skills by which both fatherly and brotherly contact is possible. We ask only that each individual strive to be not just a son of God aspiring toward Paradise, but a minister for Michael aspiring for light and life on any world you will find yourself upon.

I express to all that you be diligent in refraining from defining any more in complexity what is the Teaching Mission, for the true mission is defined at two extremes: one, your personal encounter with the higher dimensions, and two, the system-wide efforts at upliftment. All else that falls between takes on humanized constructs; it is the outworking of the social nature of humans and the intellectual tendency to form comprehensional frameworks wherein mutual understanding and acceptance may be felt.Is this informative?

Harold: Yes, very much.

Daniel: I offer one more point. Take note that several of Jesus' apostles continued to work in association with each other for years following his departure, but some were lone missionaries who took upon themselves the mission of extending his message without any support from the early Christians. These single teachers were as valuable as those who collectively began the church which holds Christ as king. I say this to emphasize that you need not belong to any movement to be part of our process.

Evelyn: Do we have an understanding of what was meant last week by lighting the flares, based on our discussion earlier today?

Daniel: You did grasp the intent of the communication. I might illustrate further: A flare is a tube wherein combustible material is placed for future use. You have been for quite some time packing this tube in conjunction with your Thought Adjusters and the supernal teachers. The intent of the communication is for you to become equally diligent in igniting the flare, in a sense unloading the tube for the benefit of others. It is one of the many ways through which we will continually express to you to be about the Father's business. Another way to look at the intent of our message to you is that you have been assembling a casserole of spiritual truth, beauty, and goodness. Through the willful participation on your part with both divine and celestial guidance, you have placed it in the oven where you have prepared the message that you may serve. Lighting the flare is equal to removing the casserole and placing it out for those to partake thereof. Is this helpful?

Evelyn: Yes, that was very vivid. We have a way of making these things more difficult than they are.

Closing

Daniel: This week I ask you to practice letting the Father look through your eyes and perceive the events of your life; practice watching Him watching the world and do this with an effort to become more aware of your joint participation in life. This is the unbroken communion. Do not let the apparent insignificance of your daily life cause you to separate Him from your activities. These activities are of great interest to the Father, for without these seemingly insignificant events, there would be no arena for soul growth and the subsequent joining of parent to child. I am Daniel.