Group: Pocatello TeaM
Teacher: Daniel, Andirondek, Minearsia, Andrea
My dear siblings, if you could feel the joy and love that we your older siblings experience as we intermingle with you, you would have some small consciousness of the grandeur of a cosmic family of the brotherhood/sisterhood/personhood of all freewill universe intelligences. You see, you have struggled valiantly to retain your cohesion as a functional family unit and you have succeeded excellently. In this struggle you have heard many viewpoints divergent from your own. You have seen sides of each other you never even imagined were possible. You have discovered aspects of yourselves in deep recesses and dark corners which you knew not before. And in so doing has your universe of reality expanded to embrace the diversity of each other and yourselves as well.
You have tasted a small portion of the larger reality of the true cosmic unity in diversity of God the Supreme. Just a small taste of the flavor of the whole. And yet has this sampling been so grievous and difficult that you would withdraw from the table of our Creator Parents and leave the banquet feast of fellowship with your brothers and sisters? No, none of you would. In fact, you have all experienced an expansion of your own souls.
It is not the purpose of conflict to divide and destroy. Conflict that is the result of growth expansion. Your experience of conflict has been of this nature rather than of destructive and unspiritual dimensions. You see, we live in an incomplete and imperfect creation which is evolving and developing towards the final goal of perfected status. That is why we know that without conflict and struggle, without insecurity and unsurety there can be no real growth, but rather the opposite– soul stagnation– which, if it continues long enough may result in spiritual death.
And so, on the one hand I say to you welcome to the real world, where conflict results in growth. And congratulations on letting your experience of love surmount all obstacles and difficulties. You came upon a large boulder on the path. You wished to move around it, but it blocked your way. You had to find a hand hold and a foot hold and scale it and come down the other side to complete your experiential triumph. As I have taught you in the past, every accomplishment results in a brief period of rest and rejuvenation, but only for a short while until the next task commands your attention.
When I first began teaching you seven long years ago, I told you that we were about change - that the essence of my teaching would be to dig around the roots to fertilize and to water so that you might grow up to be strong oaks bearing many branches, able to hold your living system of branches and leaves, trunk and root, a whole ecology of life. And indeed have our efforts together been successful. Now I wish to finish speaking and give another one the floor. Farewell for now, my students. (long silence) Daniel
(Nancy): Greetings. I am Daniel once again, speaking here to prompt another to allow the address that is waiting to be made to come through. You are hearing correctly. Please proceed. (long silence)
Andirondek (Cathy): Aggression or aggressive tendencies are, in some respects, the antithesis of fear for fear is nothing more than self-doubt projected inward. Aggression is self-doubt projected outward. The cure, if you will, for self-doubt is an enhanced realization of how much you are loved. For if you can crack open your heart even slightly to accept the love which is flooding this planet, then the self-doubt which lives in the dark recesses of your heart has fewer places to hide.
An exercise for this week, which is completely voluntary on your parts, of course, is whenever you are in a tense situation where that clutching feeling occurs in your chest and you think of nothing but the potentially disastrous outcomes of the situation, I ask you to stop, take a deep breath, and with that breath imagine your heart stretching and opening, just a crack, to allow the light and the love to flood in the knowledge that you ARE a child of God, and that as a child of God you are loved regardless of the outcome of that situation. An adverse reaction in another person in no way diminishes the beauty you hold in the eyes of God.
I am Andirondek and it has been my pleasure addressing you this evening.
Minearsia (Cathy): This is Minearisa. I ask all of you for your cooperation this evening in a brief exercise. I ask you to, with your eyes closed, extend one hand, palm up as if to symbolize the receipt of a gift. This gift you may recognize immediately or may become manifest over the period of the next week. Please spend a moment in silence to express your willingness to receive this gift. (long silence) Please close your hands around it and bring it into your heart. That is all I have for now. I step aside for another who wishes to speak.
Andrea (Bill): Greetings, my friends. My name is Andrea. I am a teacher in Michael's mission to Urantia, known to some of you. I have been offered this place on the docket with permission of Daniel and Minearisa in order to briefly talk about the relationship of receiving to healing. When our Master was on this planet, he was surrounded by great need every day of his public ministry and many days of his private ministry. His human heart was greatly challenged with the enormity of the suffering and misery that he was confronted with. Many times did he long to lay his healing powers upon his brothers and sisters, but he was constrained from yielding to this desire on most occasions by his understanding that he could not give that which would not be received.
God's goodness, the Universe's graciousness, and any other aspect of the good which flows from the great love of the First Source and Center has to be received in order for healing to occur. By extending your hands as a gesture of willingness to receive, you do reaffirm your consent to receive that which you need. Never is free will trodden down upon by any creature or creator. Healing is a metaphor which is analogous to growth, but with the emphasis on clearing up what is diseased, what is injured, what is faulty so that greater growth and progress may be yours.
Knock and the door will be opened. Ask and ye shall receive, said our Creator Son. And in so saying, stated the universal truth. You limit yourself mostly because you do not ask. You are not willing to receive. Do not be afraid, little children. The giver of all good gifts shall give you your heart's desire, shall satisfy all your longings, shall bring you into the perfection of Paradise someday. You must be willing to receive this love. I realize that you all know this, both intellectually and experientially, but it is always something that is ever new as well as well known.
If a son asks his father for bread, will his father give him a scorpion? Will he give him a stone? No, he will give him what he needs. And if the son is foolish and asks for the scorpion, will the father give him one? No, he will give him what he needs. Your parents, Michael and Nebadonia, know you. They are your creators. Michael has walked in your moccasins and trod your footsteps. He is a superlative, merciful, gracious being. Your mother has nurtured you, supports the very circuits of your mind, knows your deepest thoughts and desires. I, Andrea, remind you of these things, my dears. Give you full approval to that gift which will be given you, which some of you have tasted this evening and yet you will taste in greater measure.