1998-07-13-Achieving Goals With Spirituality
Topic: Achieving Goals With Spirituality
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
Greetings my friends. I am always feeling at home when we can be together. I so much appreciate our friendships, and yet, I have been asked to remind you each on how we depend on your dedication to giving the good news.
Even after the Master's mortal life was through, the apostles and those that believed Jesus went out among their fellows and attempted to enlighten. There were those good intentioned individuals that distorted the gospel in their own way, but for the most part, this is how the teachings of Jesus spread from person to person. The supernals depend upon the footwork of their mortal friends.
We teachers, also count ourselves blessed when our students can live these lessons everyday. We depend on your dedication to go about promoting goodness. Your dedication helps to uplift the world's peoples to incorporate higher mindedness. The work that you do is for you also. Your better environments ripples throughout the universe and is certainly a [reflection of] the Supreme Being.
My friends, you are knowing those who would forgo using the spiri-logical attitude and go about professing to spread light when in fact they are bolstering their own ego mindedness. This is not usually what one sets out to intend on doing, no. This can be rather sly and creep up in various disguises. There are the thoughts that one is securing a better seat at the table with the Master or atoning for past mistakes or gathering energy from friends who would give praise.
Yes, we have studied the apostles who have provided us examples wherein they did not utilize the spiri-logical response. We are trusting in your intentions for you have spiritually matured some to the point that when the ego flares you are aware of it. This is helpful when sharing the Master's teachings with your fellows. I am certain that your skills in spreading the good news will greatly improve when you release any desire to see results.
In your spiritual career there will be moments of boredom or dullness or monotony, but I can say, that the Father knows of your desires and does take them into consideration when planning your divine education.
I can remember when I wore the material flesh, that I had great dreams and desires I wanted to fulfill. I visualized time after time of being looked up to and respected as a hero. I could play various scenarios in my mind that would show me to be extraordinary, and in the meantime, I labored with seemingly small and trivial tasks. I had always the distinct feeling that something always interfered between me and my goals. There is not one closer who could know of your regrets of missed opportunities or the replaying of painful reminders that stand between you and your heartfelt desires.
Many mortals have believed that any thing good was indeed sinful and therefore should be avoided. It has been taught that your human desires are of the flesh and are therefore evil. It has been long believed that self denial or suffering was somehow a sacrifice to the gods in order to receive spiritual favor. I would state to you that the universe is indeed your friend and works to help you attain happiness and all those things you need to find your Father in Heaven.
The supernals are indeed knowing your most heartfelt desires and efforts made to attain goals. They certainly make room for rich fulfilling experiences you long for in their plans for your eternal destination. Your attaining goals is not based on your good deeds done. Your mortal happiness fulfillment is not to be mistrusted or thought of as in error or sinful. You are made to Father's specifications and your natural human longings are certainly a part of His plans.
Attaining your goals is certainly of divine concern and it is with your intention that determines how you will reach your goals if at all. What the son desires and the Father wills IS. If you are seeking power and domination over others then perhaps this goal would have to be attained without divine help. If your goal is to assist someone in a material way for the promotion of spiritual well being, then are you to be found having what you need wherewith to accomplish this goal, yes.
This evening I will not take questions for I am needed elsewhere, but I would ask that you have discussion on these words. Find if you can the definition for "goal." What would that meaning entail, yes? You each are knowing my love is always with you and I will see you next week. Shalom.