2002-09-22-Magisterial Mission Proceeds As Expected

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Topic: Magisterial Mission Proceeds As Expected

Group: N. Idaho TeaM

Facilitators

Teacher: Evanson, Elyon, Olfana, Margul

TR: Jonathan

Session

Opening

Evanson (Jonathan): Greetings to you, this is Evanson. I am here to share thoughts, and I wish to begin by asking you to imagine yourselves so far out in the remote stretch of the universe that you are unable to perceive anything whatsoever, planet or star; nothing at all seems to exist.

Lesson

Contrast

If it were possible for any one of us to do, we would be out beyond the realm of creation. From this position it would appear that there is nothing meaningful about this emptiness. Now visualize yourself approaching the master universe. You are coming upon the intense creations of the outer space rings. You are able to view this gigantic conclave of things and beings. Suddenly there is curiosity intrigue, the lure of adventure, and the desire to meet others. Meaning appears because something else exists that you now stand in relation to. Now even the empty void beyond the created universe has meaning, for it has relation to creation.

You have, like I have, begun your ascension through this universe from a very physical level. You are progressing well in identifying spiritual value, in recognizing that of eternal importance while you are engaged constantly in the fluctuations of temporal existence. Observing your conversation today I find that you have progressed through the stages of sorting out clearly that which is transient and of only momentary meaning and that which is of great spiritual significance and of eternal value. This is an important step when rising in awareness from simple animal behavior and attention to that of the divine consciousness that the Father has placed within you. And this is only one stage of the progress I witness in you, for I also discern that you have rightly understood how much the temporal events of your life complement and contribute to your spiritual ascension. And you have experienced how well the creative design works, for it continually thrusts before you another opportunity to be cognizant of the spiritual significance of any moment.

I began by asking you to imagine being in an empty void and then to discover the cosmic universe city, and I illustrated that it provides meaning in this contrast. So has this principle worked for you in your life; the apparent temporal, transient aspect of your life does appear meaningless when viewed alone. It is however when pulled up alongside with your eternal destiny, that being standing in the presence of God, great meaning is derived. Were it not for the emptiness of space there would be no room for the circuits of planets, the spirals of universes. Were it not for this physical realm that you are in at this hour there would not be room for your discovery of that of eternal and lasting value.

Many do not make this connection. Some, as I nearly did, falter in the discovery of that intangible, ethereal quality of living beings. I compliment you for your successes, and I encourage you as you struggle in balancing your dual natures. Though you may experience frustration adjusting to these two levels of your creature makeup, I express to you that your very frustration is indicative of your desire for God and even more so is revealing that you have touched the divine and know, really know, that reality, the presence of God. This frustration proves you have been in the presence of the Father; you have communed with Him and seek and desire that ever more and always.

It is the goal of all who aspire to spiritual attainment to reach that peace which passes all understanding, to be content. And it is worthy of attainment, for the bliss is soothing to the soul. But I tell you frustration is a fire that keeps you moving. It is what drives you to discover the techniques whereby you will experience peace, even midst turmoil. As we each undertake life experiences while traversing this realm of time and space we will always be running into that universe necessity of contrast. The emptiness of space houses a universe. The meaningless appearance of transient temporal existence hosts the eternal values of all creatures.

I am told that one day when we complete our time/space experience we will see a more singular, semi, though not complete, absolute view. However this comprehension will not be or could not be fathomed if it were not for the experience we undertake in this era. That is because we begin as creatures ascending to the Creator. If we were as Michael, a creator himself, we would understand that single point absoluteness of God. In a sense you might say that those of Creator origin have taken that which makes up the universe and scattered it abroad, and we out in this panoply of space are gathering up that which builds our souls, nourishes our beings. As we all together as a single family do so we recollect this scattering of the divine. If all this matter that the Creator in a sense has taken from His box and spread around is collected by each of us and in the whole has all of us, we, in our collecting, place those pieces into our family box in an entirely different order from the original arrangement. This new configuration is what God seeks to experience. This is the magic of creaturehood, our re-assembly of all the potentials of God into a gift to the Father, a rearrangement, a beautification through creature creativity.

So, my friends, relish the moment. Seize your opportunities. Trust that when you are not assisting another that the universe is assisting you, that ever throughout this time/space adventure we will be oscillating back and forth in this manner of intake and expression, of emptiness and fulfillment. Your scientists understand that all matter vibrates, and, were it not for this vibration, the universe would be dead. This holds true of the soul; always will it be in movement. This vibration at times appears to be as if it was a slacking off, at other times a great move forward in your ascent. Either movement indicates your spiritual vitality.

Thank you for hearing me today. Others are with me. Take care.

Love

Elyon: This is Elyon. I am going to speak to you about love. Isn’t that after all one of our favorite topics?

Love covers all things and therefore is difficult of definition and so acquires many definitions. Let us imagine a pole firmly rooted in the ground with many strings attached at the top and stretched out to the ground like a teepee. Every cord is a definition of love, be it attraction, enthusiasm, volition, service, kindness, or worship. Many words can be strung to this pole, each contributing to but each not defining love. The beauty of this reality that is God is that, while each one of these cords contributes to the understanding of love, love itself stands on its own. That pole is firmly planted no matter if any cord were tied to it to hold it up. Before all things were, love is, yet in the presence of all things love is revealed.

Within the human mind we may attempt to define love or perhaps describe love, and we will define the descriptives that indicate love. We begin to perceive this conical array of cords tied about this pole stretching to the ground. You can rise up any one of these ropes and find love at the center. You can in a collection of many do so and find love at the center. In the junction is the meeting of the experience of creature love and the reality of Creator love. This is the stupendous revelation of creature and Creator in contact.

Evanson spoke about the rearranging of the potentials that God has cast abroad by all the creatures into a new construction of the same materials. So it is with love; that strong eternal pull of divine love stands forever. We, each creature, string a new comprehension of this eternal love and define a new arrangement of love throughout the universe. While any description of love may not accurately describe its reality, I encourage you to seek definition, not formally, but experientially, to discover a new string attached to this eternal reality. As you do, as I do, as we all do, we create a canopy of love that covers over us all in brotherhood in relation to the Universal Father.

Mark: I see that even a string of frustration may still serve the purpose to direct us to the center of love and provide us with an avenue similar to the more uplifting strings we may grab.

Elyon: Indeed it does.

I would draw one more notion to the forefront, and that is the importance of knowing and experiencing that divine love contrasted with superficial loving experiences that do not fall into the category of eternal love. Let us take this example again and imagine a center pole that is not rooted in the ground. It stands up only because of the array of strings around it. This form of love falls when the cords are severed and the balance is lost. This love you have seen and witnessed in your life. It too points to the presence of that eternal love that does not fall even if the definitions, the qualifications, that define it are removed.

Metaphor

Olfana: This is Olfana, greetings to you. I am going to make some very physical statements, or perhaps more correctly statements of physical things that have a spiritual counterpart.

When you feel the warmth of the sun on your back or the cool quench of water as you drink or even the shuddering coolness of a fall breeze, know that what you perceive is due to your monitoring of your experience, your recognition of an occurrence about you. The divine presence within you, your angel attendants, your teachers, are doing the same as the physical elements in your external life. They are touching you, seeking to quench your thirst, seeking to warm your soul, seeking to alert you to what may benefit you as you grow. While a sunrise in itself may not be God revealed, it does reveal to the creature the reality of God. Though the physical is not the spiritual, it indicates the presence of the spiritual. This is why the parable worked so well for the master. This is why your teachers use metaphor and analogy often. Even as you ascend the morontia worlds, your routines of each period of time will indicate and contribute to your future growth.

I am happy to see you so enthusiastic about circuits and healing and attending to the physical welfare of your fellows as you are likewise desirous of ministering to the soul. Keep up the good work, my friends. I will now withdraw.

Progress

Margul: I am Margul.

It is on record that the angels had appeared before the shepherds tending the flocks at the time of Michael’s bestowal. It is taught that the coming of this messiah, great an event as it is, was for even the simple shepherd, that though the son of God be born on earth, the angels approached a simple human being, not the king, not the religious rulers, but the average man.

I have been at work on this world for some time preparing for those future ages of Light and Life. I can report that the administrative changes on Urantia are progressing well. The Magisterial Mission is developing according to our projected plans. I tell you this, shepherds in the field, for it was the shepherds who spread the word. The kings resisted the announcement, even feared the consequences, but not the shepherds. They received in faith and believed. Today you are like those shepherds. You are out in the fields. You have heard the angels, and you are spreading the gospel. The new age is here. The light is dawning. This light is the light of Light and Life. That is the project I am assigned to.

I affirm your dedication; I receive your devotion. I know your faith is strong, and I trust you. Today throughout this world we have in place many small units like yourselves who are dedicated to the outworking of goodness on planet Urantia, who are diligently promoting truth, who seek and stand for what is good, what is real, and what is divine. Continue in this work, for we need you engaged. There may be many like you around the world, but the units are small. To complete this project I need to enlist all people on this world. That makes my task long in the accomplishing. But I can do it with your help.

Mark: We are all your devoted servants. We will do the bidding as we understand it of the grand mission before us.

Margul: It is the dedication like yours expressed here that will move mountains, that will create on Urantia a demonstration of the beauty of the divine plan. As a Trinity Son, I am accepting of any who enlist in this project. I will turn none away. You may believe yourselves to be of status unworthy, of little skill, but I assure you it is your devotion that enlists you, and I will turn none away.

As you have read through the new presentation of the life of Jesus, you have witnessed the simple acts and the profound influence of these small actions of Jesus upon another soul. You do not need to engage in this project with full credentials. Your willingness is your qualification.

Mark: Thank you, Margul and all the others who work so tirelessly for our world and for us as individuals. We seek to help in this project and await our next instructions.

Closing

Elyon: This is Elyon. I will give you our next instructions. Class is over, it’s time for recess. Go enjoy that sunshine that Olfana speaks about.