1997-11-02-Acting With The Father's Will
Topic: Acting With the Father's Will
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Lantarnek (Jonathan TR): I bring to you today the conveyance of the blessings of our Master Son Michael. I convey this to you externally, though you know within your soul the reality of his feelings and care for you.
We all exist as the creation of God simply because that was the choice of the Father. In the magnitude of His being we find much that is complex, confounding to the creature mind. The immensity and absoluteness of this Being is quite unfathomable. But He is experiencible for one simple reason: the Father wills it. So He makes available the revelations of Himself that a creature soul can grasp.
The primary act of the Father was His decision that creation be. Subsequently the orchestration of the universes you inhabit is the work of his sons. Michael does the will of the Father, for he replicates the perfect creation of Havona. When the Father chooses and acts He does so perfectly. Michael is faced with the challenge of imperfection.
When you ask yourself how may I do the Father's will, be not concerned over the content of the will of the Father but the process of willfulness and enactment. Philosophically you can postulate that the universe could have been made in many ways different than the universe you are in today. Indeed, you are aware of the levels of reality presented in your text that do exist, alternate forms of God expressing Himself creatively. But the value of creation to the creature is that God did act. Were it not for His will and His subsequent action, I would not be here with you today; we would not be in fellowship.
The Father is penetrating the extremities of creation through you. Being in the realm of imperfection, you are granted the freedom to choose incorrectly. But to provide the proper perspective for this freedom, you need to understand that the exercise of choice and imperfect decision is to attain the ability to choose perfectly. When you choose, you do the will of the Father. When you enact, you succeed or fail in the attainment of becoming perfect. When you choose and act in error, you have not functioned badly; you have created the potential to function better, for better is relative to poorly and well.
Michael never hesitated to be about the Father's business in the creation of Nebadon. He knew the difficulties of the assignment, and he wishes all his children likewise never hesitate to enact the choosing of the personality and soul that seeks the Father, knowing full well the difficulties of such an endeavor. In seeking to do the will of the Father, do not be concerned so much that you know beforehand what the will is as that you, by faith and trust, know that your engagement is His will in the hour, that your comprehension results from the imperfect or even perfect enactment of your choice. Time and space for an ascending creature demands fault and error and the necessity for correction. This is the secret of the line "judge not". Judge not the results of your action but rather investigate the causes and effects and project a new course. All results are stimulants for future growth.
In the agelong ascent to be in the presence of the Father who does act with perfect results, you will have undergone such transformation that your evaluation of the appropriate and inappropriate acts of today will have taken on significance that you at this hour are unable to even conceive. Though it is the quest of the mortal creature to know the specifics of the Father's will, at this point in your evolution, your only successful approach is that you understand the method of His willing and His enactment. The specifics of what He chooses will become evident as you ascend through countless levels of personality attainment.
I am Lantarnek, and I thank you.
Elyon (Mark): I bring you greetings. This is your associate friend, your teacher and student, Elyon. I make reference to the fact that I am a student in that I am intensely observant of your direction, your desires, and your intents, as I follow you in (my) formulating and delivering lesson plans based upon your interest, your current levels of understanding. We are known to drop pearls of wisdom for you to react to, to see your level of understanding regarding our lessons, then to fall back and observe what in these lessons needs further elaboration. We look to you to show us where we need to elaborate further in our lesson plans.
Throughout your entire ascension career you are firmly and completely at your own helm. You demonstrate to your teachers what you desire to learn, the depth at which you desire to learn it, your level of commitment to any given topic. This is how the parameters are formed on your learning, by your very will to demonstrate them to us. You have learned about the Teaching Mission that nothing is ever forced upon you or asked of you if you are not prepared to freely give it. Therefore it is incumbent upon you to stretch your limitations and to demonstrate to whoever your teachers happen to be at the time that you are prepared and willing to learn the next step, the next level, because no teacher you will ever have has the authority or the desire to take you any place you do not desire to go as a student. Your lessons are an indication of your willingness to accept them. Your level of spiritual growth is a direct indication of your desire to embrace that level. We as teachers are ever willing to dangle the carrot in front of you to encourage you to take that next step. But we are never willing to circumvent your freewill choice in this regard. Therefore, we follow you; we follow your desires, your interests, your deep-seated intents as the indicators for where we will go, how far we will go together. In this regard we are greatly pleased at your tendency to continually open up to the as yet unlearned lessons. We find your interests thrilling and exciting. We would forever encourage you to stretch your boundaries, to reach beyond your normal perceptions to embrace what is outside of these realms. We give you our commitment that we will be with you there in these strange, new places, and that they are, indeed, not strange at all. In fact you might say the water is fine, come on in.
We all are very pleased with your willingness to press your existing boundaries and look forward to a great future together where we both can explore new realms and domains, you learning from us and we in turn growing and learning as we watch you grow and learn. It is quite a two-way street. Never think that our efforts on your behalf go in any way unrewarded. In fact it is with great pleasure that we labor on your behalf as it is also on our behalf and on the Father's behalf. We labor together.
So I would leave you with words of encouragement and words of praise for your willingness to look farther than you are able to see at this time. I guarantee the focus will come, the sight will come, and the benefits will surround you.
I remain yours in service and will withdraw at this time for others to speak. Thank you.
In your judicious efforts to discern good over evil, this visual is appropriate for often, when you go swimming, what feels cold, after complete submergence you find to be rather soothing. And to use the idea of your hot tubs, what feels at first extremely hot often results in being soothing. These are the extremes that are acceptable in the will of the Father in choosing and error. You know deeply, instinctively, when you have reached the greater extremes of ice and boiling.
That is all.
Mary: I'm getting a visual that relates to Lantarnek's talk and the will of God and action. A hoop is formed: On one side an arm reaches around which is the Thought Adjuster or the will of God or the inspiration of God. Around the other side of the hoop is yourself. Each side is traveling to connect with the other side. Your thoughts can meet up with your Thought Adjuster. Until you spark with action the hoop is not welded, the link does not come to completion until action is the final spark. When we, in our thoughts, determine a right path, our action will create a strong link. Repeatedly as we direct our actions with the guidance of our Thought Adjusters and act in faith, we will create a strong series of links, a chain, if you will, that we can work through our own wills and the guidance of our Thought Adjusters to create something strong, lasting, and significant. Our souls emerge and grow through these action choices guided by our self meeting with our Thought Adjuster, cooperating.
The most significant part for me is that you can have a link in a chain which, if it is not a very strong chain, if each link isn't welded closed, it can be pulled apart. If you feel you are understanding a particular concept of truth or beauty or goodness, you can build your hoop all the way around to the point of touching. Yet it is not made whole until you act on that knowledge and weld the link together.
Jonathan: I reflect on The Discourse on True Religion where Jesus talks on consent to authority and how passive that is for spiritual seekers. That may be the willing part. But without enacting, the personal religious experience, there can't be that welding.
Jonathan: There is a recent transcript circulating about planetary evacuation. We know from the UB the technique used is the same one used to bring an Adam and Eve to a world. I'm not one to discern my spiritual future based on planetary changes or catastrophes. In Christianity the concept of Armageddon has a built in fault for its own progress, waiting for the big fix. I see that evacuation procedure as reassuring. I sleep soundly knowing superior beings have a method for civilization to progress even if the planet fails in its existence. But how much should we rely on knowing that? Should we even consider that in solving our problems on this world?
Mary: I'm getting, "What does it matter if all earthly things pass?"
Malvantra (Mark): This is Malvantra. I will say a few words.
As one who has been around through some experiences which have been deemed to have been Armageddon-type experiences, earth shattering experiences, mind opening experiences, I would state that you as mortals of the realm are inherently shortsighted and fear ridden. As a species, as a race, your tendencies are to look for the outside forces you yearn for to show themselves, to make themselves known, to make their presences undeniable and overwhelming to all. This is your double edged sword, for, while it would remove all doubt as to the significance of the unseen principles, it also carries with it great disharmony, dysfunction in its implementation.
I would challenge everyone, each of you, to not place any significant amount of your life energies in the arenas of cataclysmic changes or undeniable intervention from higher forces. You, indeed, have intervention from higher forces in your lives this very hour. This is your circumstance, these are your parameters of reality. I would encourage you to embrace these that are at your feet, that surround you, that are sent to uplift you. Refrain from the temptation to even inwardly seek such overt signs of outward domination.
The desire of your race to have all things either put right or destroyed has been with your race since the beginning. All of your ancestors have had a similar thought pattern run through their existence, the desire to be shown overwhelmingly and with force the right way and the fear that this force brings with it, the destruction of all that we have come to know. It is true that, if you truly live with God in your hearts, you will learn to loosen your expectations to allow for the reality to be embraced. This goes as well for this phenomenon of seeking outside intervention, of, indeed, hoping for outside intervention. It is entirely understandable how you would come to this point of desiring this intervention. But in my experience the intervention you get is not in this bold, overwhelming, overpowering form.
You all do well to foster the guidance you do receive. I encourage you, I applaud you, in your efforts to do so. Look to determine if these thoughts of premonition disturb you or cause you fear. Then I encourage you to let them go. They are not conducive to spiritual growth if they contain the seeds of fear and distrust. You have been shown in this Teaching Mission that is not the way of forward progression. That is not the Father's path; He desires not to scare you into any action, only to draw you to Him in love, in peace. Therefore, a philosophy of imminent doom, of major upheaval, is inconsistent with a peaceful, loving progression. Even if, by the furthest stretches of your imagination, such an event or series of events were indeed to take place, what would be gained in the interim by entertaining these fearful thoughts? Only stifling of your spiritual growth. So, I encourage you to be free of this stifling, to look forward to the future with joy and great happiness, as I am here to tell you that your future is glorious and wonderful, no matter what your temporal surroundings may be or may turn into. Of one thing you can be sure, your eternal destiny is safe; your spiritual progress is secured as long as you have the desire to foster it. Fear not, only love.
Jonathan: Thank you. It's like if you were showing a guest your home, you don't go, "Here's my smoke detector; here's my first aid kit." Even though those contingencies exist, that's not how you portray your home to your guest. We don't always need to be taking inventory of our first aid kit.
Malvantra: Well said. Exactly this case applies to your own personal spiritual ascension. We have, as you know, great measures in place to insure your survival upon your material dissolution. However, we do not desire you to spend the entire life you live at this time in preparation for this dissolution. That is not a productive course to follow. We prefer to gain all that can be gained through the positive aspects of living your life. When the time comes, as the time will come, for your material dissolution, the courses in place to take care of that are there, and it will happen. It does no positive service to dwell on this simple, transitional stage. It is not of great importance to your spiritual progress here and now. We desire to focus on all that can be gained in this life, not to make you frightened and concerned regarding your transition to the next stage.
Jonathan: Thank you.
Mary: I keep coming back to that fact that none of us knows what will happen tomorrow or next year. We just have to go on the path we think best. We know cataclysmic things can happen, but our purpose in life is to pursue God in faith that He will take care of us. When we hear of radical things predicted for the planet, the challenge is for us to remain focused on what truly matters.
Malvantra: Well demonstrated. You all here today should take great comfort in having an overall view. Your brothers and sisters around you may give much more energy into fear of the unknown, of the future. You, however, are in possession of a cosmic viewpoint which entitles you to a much greater peace of mind than do some of your brothers and sisters possess. You all are aware that you will cease to exist, yet you do not preoccupy yourselves with this simple fact. You all are aware that there are a multitude of possible dangers in your lives, yet you are not preoccupied with this to the point of stunting your spiritual growth. This is the attitude that needs to be portrayed to those around you, confidence and peace and faith.
I would offer you in closing one final example of how to determine whether pursuit of any venture is worthwhile spiritually, and that is does the focus on any particular event or occasion or principle lead you closer to God, or does it stand as an obstacle between you and the Father? If a pursuit shows itself to provide opportunities to lead you to the Father, then it is worthy of your pursuit. If it proves to harbor the seeds of becoming an obstacle to your spiritual growth, I encourage you to let it go, whether it be a faulty spiritual technique or dwelling on your future possibilities. If it leads you in a spiritual direction towards the Father, then pursue it. If it stands as an obstacle in the way of this pursuit, then I encourage you to let it go, as you only have one career before you, your spiritual career.