2002-09-09-Self Mastery Part 4
Topic: Self Mastery Part 4
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
I am ABRAHAM. Greetings. I am quite uplifted by the energy in the room this evening. I feel particularly grateful tonight for having you each in my life. I feel loved. I feel heard and I feel accepted in being my complete self. Thank you.
I always enjoy studying self-mastery because there is always something new to incorporate into our eternal career. From where I am now, for me to learn some new techniques on self-mastery makes me feel grateful and empowered to move forward. Your discoveries concerning self-mastery are not to make you be discouraged at your seemingly slow growth, no. They are to equip you with the tools that are ever leading toward our Paradise Father.
I realize that for mortals to trust that Father knows them and their desires is somewhat difficult. As mortals we all yearn for one thing or another. Certainly, everyone needs the basic things in life to survive. To have one of those basic things removed does indeed produce fear and anxiety. To act from a mind-set of fear is to choose to act from those basic animal instincts.
Much of the lack of self-mastery is due to fear of loss or emptiness, loneliness and pain. It is for the most part that all mortals strive for happiness. That is the common thread in weaving the fabric of mortal life. It would seem that when life's upsets would occur that it would somehow distort the common thread you are attempting to weave. Many times instead of taking a moment to be quiet and wait for Father's instructions, there is the urge to cover over or ignore those snags in your life's tapestry.
In the overall pattern there is not the beauty one would have hoped to have created. There are more mistakes to correct. There is more anxiety from the feeling of failure or being behind. There is the further assault from time, which seems to be so valued here on this world. To fully devote yourselves to a life in the spirit is to fully trust that Father knows every detail of your life's pattern and can empower you to become more than you ever thought possible.
To be patient in awaiting instruction is to free yourself up from the repetitive process of correction. Instead of having to keep correcting, there is the contentment of encountering something new, something that you have been prepared to complete. There is that confidence that whatever you may encounter Father will assist you in weaving a most beautiful and intricately detailed pattern.
In understanding self-mastery it is important to feed the spirit, to really trust that Father knows your desires and aids you in fulfilling them. In this trust there is a decrease in anxiety, which would promote patience and waiting upon the word of God. This is a benefit of delayed gratification. This is diffusing the assault of time to create that beauty that was meant to be.
This week think about how many occasions you have rushed into without Father guided assistance and had to correct over and over again. Reflect upon your trust levels concerning Father and how He is not a stumbling block, but rather a building block. What is the overall meaning to the parable of Job? What was his stumbling block and what was necessary for him to do to get back on a right course? This evenings lesson is kept short for questions. Have you questions?
HARRISON: Abraham, I would like to thank you. I am very grateful for the assistance that I get each week from you, Rayson, Father, Mother and Michael. My question is have you comments or suggestions regarding the fellowship of the boys group?
ABRAHAM: I thank you for your kind words, Harrison, and also express my appreciation for you. I see the men's ministry as a branch off the Teaching Mission. I find it to promote fellowship and comfort for men to reach their true feelings, which has been difficult in the past, especially when men gather together. I can see a great many benefits stemming from this group, however as always, the choice is in the hands of mortals. This group does well to focus on not only service, but empowering their brothers to become more Christ-like, more comfortable in their spiritual and worldly responsibilities. I say carry on.
WARREN: Abraham, I would like to run something by you concerning your life here about four thousand years ago. Relating it to what I interpret as far as this self-mastery. The little I know that is revealed in the UB, was when you were here, of course you went to the Melchizedek School three times I understand, and you had pretty much been converted about giving up your numerous gods, chosen to relay the torch of the truth of the one God, all the while preparing to be the bestowal planet of Michael, our Creator Son. You came back from Egypt after two military victories there you split the spoils. Declining Egypt, which I guess was a great temptation. Coming back and having kingly ambitions, getting with the four tribes and getting out there conquering where you had eleven tribes under. Then at that point, Melchizedek having basically refused to sanction your scheme or vision of conquering Canaan, that you realizing you had a son, that this covenant was sealed, and that was when I guess you were told by Melchizedek that by the offspring and the future occupation of Canaan was up to the Heavens and the number of the stars and in due time you would seek (?) At that time even though the covenant wasn't signed at that point, you were promised Isaac. Isaac came. It seems to me after that, by faith you became more dedicated to doing the will of our Father as you learned through Melchizedek. In seeking the knowledge of the will of this one Father, this Father within us, the Spirit within us, this constant renewing level that via the resulted revelation, the personal revelation that you were able to recognize more and see in this act and as an result clarification of vision, a enhanced cosmic insight. In that you were more able to master yourself, not just with the human effort, but with the effort that came about as your spiritual vision was clarified and your cosmic insight enhanced.
ABRAHAM: Well said. I have to admit this was the struggle of my entire universe career so far. I was with that desire for power and superiority. I was indeed willing to do any and all things to attain it. I first came to the Father because I thought I could convince Him to allow me my way. Through the mentoring of my brother/friend Melchizedek did I learn that what I thought I most desired had changed with each day of experience and education. As I subjected myself more to the Father's will my desires changed from worldly to the divine. It was definitely with great struggle that these changes were made, but as I made effort Father stepped forward to assist. Each time I allowed some spirit poison to be released Father replaced it with spiritual fruit. Many, many years of practicing to surrender enabled me to naturally want to embrace Father and His ideals. Like the story of Job, when he had experienced enough to know he could not fully trust in his own thinking, he released it and his desires to invoke something higher, thereby receiving what the story refers to as a vision of God. Yes, you are correct that with your efforts made toward living a life in the spirit it does become more natural to receive direct Father guidance. This is not attained without struggle of course, but it is surely an open window that receives light. Good question.
ELESHA: Abraham, could you clarify for me what my name means?
ABRAHAM: I am also without much more information because the name originates from another constellation in which I am not familiar with. Ask again in a few weeks. I should have more information. (Thanks.) You're welcome. Another question?
ABRAHAM: No. (Thank you.) You're welcome. I do feel that tremendous closeness with my Indwelling Father Fragment, and yet I know my efforts made here and now are all leading up to that beautiful day when we become one. Another question?
WILLEENA: Abraham, can I ask you a question about my process where I am getting closer to Father, trusting Father? It has happened twice before that was starting to be closer and then I had experiences that I don't know how to describe, except to say they were multidimensional experiences that frightened me and I shut down and went away. I am just reconnecting again now. It has been about a six month period of time. I wonder if you can suggest something as I get closer I can do to help me get through instead of going away?
ABRAHAM: This is somehow related to your past experience as a child, yes. This has been a stumbling block, but in the long run it will be to your great benefit. I suggest revisiting that era in which you were made to feel a tremendous burden. Yes, there was some disappointment in seemingly every time you would reach out. You were either taken advantage of or disappointed by too much responsibility. You are in some way fearing that Father may do this to you. This is simple. Do not complicate this. You are standing at the door--just open it. Have not worry, my daughter. You are indeed moving forward. Another question?
WARREN: It has been nearly seventy years since the Urantia Papers have come down from whatever source. From what I understand Satan was interned shortly around the time these Papers were laid out--34/35. Is Caligastia and Daligastia--either/or--free to roam, are they still upon this earth here?
ABRAHAM: No. They were also charged and found guilty of conspiracy against the Universe System. There are still details that are not quite understood by myself, but from all I understand it is the rebels are no longer, but some of their influence lives on in the minds of man. Is this helping?
ANTHONY: Abraham, I brought with me that lesson from Ham from last year. It was very comforting about the 9/11 tragedy. I wonder, not to detract from the impact of your lesson, would it be good for one of us to read that tonight, or would you prefer to share your thoughts you have or both?
ABRAHAM: I find Ham's lesson to be very helpful. Of course, feel free to share. I still view this worldly event as tragic, and yet the unifying benefits are astounding. When time permits, please share. Another question?
SARAUNA: Abraham, this is not a question, but a friends of mine wanted to say hello to you. She feels like she knows you---inaudible.
ABRAHAM: Greetings to you, my daughter. Yes, I also know you and appreciate your willingness to be open to the spiritual realm. Yes.
ANICIA: Abraham, a part of me is kinda hesitant to speak to you because I don't know how to word my question. I feel like this is a good opportunity for me to become more aware of my experience. I am sure you realize where I am at right and how it has been really hard for me to come back to my home town with all the experiences that I have had being away and traveling. I just really have felt lower than I ever have. I don't want to lose what I have gained on my travels. I wonder if you have some advise for me?
ABRAHAM: Like you said yourself, the story is to be continued. Even having some negative experiences there are wonderful lesson to come forth. As you mature you are finding a more real side of life. Living the spiritual life is also a great deal of taking on those mortal responsibility that Father wants us all to experience. Have not worry. Only allow time. You do well. That is all. (Thank you, Abraham.) You are welcome.