2003-01-26-Your Mind's Eye & Authority
Topic: Your Mind's Eye & Authority
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
TR: Mark Rogers, Jonathan
Elyon (Mark TR): I greet you once again; this is your friend in attendance, Elyon. I have enjoyed my time off and am eager to get back into the saddle again with you, my group here as well as all those in attendance in far off places.
Today I wish to discuss a practical application for a term familiar to you and attempt to demonstrate how this phenomenon may be used for your benefit. The term I will use is “your mind’s eye”. By way of example, if you will follow my train of thought you will see where it leads. Imagine, if you will, using your mind’s eye that you are transported to a dense jungle surroundings. In this jungle surroundings the moss is deep on the ground; the vines weigh heavy in the trees. The smell of damp earth and growing, living organisms is pronounced, and as you are making your way through this jungle path before you you come upon a stone structure. You assess this structure to be similar to those you are familiar with from your experiential base as some form of Mayan temple. You notice through your other senses that the stones are old and cracked, that the jungle has invaded this structure once obviously maintained and pristine, now overgrown from lack of care. You are able to make your way up the carved stone steps and rise to a location on this platform where you may reach the crown of the trees around you. There you are provided with this perspective of dense jungle surrounding you as far as you may turn and see in any direction. You hear the sounds of exotic birds, even of the monkeys in the trees. You are familiar enough with all of this stimulus and input to your senses so that this reality you are now observing -- even though you are sitting in a room in north Idaho -- is due to the fact you have reconstructed this image based upon aspects of reality that you know to be real and true to you. Therefore with but a few simple suggestions you are able to re-assimilate these characteristics and realities quickly back using your mind’s eye to assemble this collection of sensory input which may transport you at once to a dense jungle and a temple therein.
Now, given what you all know to be true and real and factual about spiritual reality, it remains an option open to you and one worthy of exercising to assemble those traits and aspects of what you understand to be truth about your spiritual realities, and through the use of this same mind’s eye to transport you from your current realm surrounded by materialism and challenges before you to a point of perspective where you may glance down upon your current setting from a distance much as you would see across the tops of the trees to a far distant place. You may also look back down upon your current surroundings from a much enhanced spiritual platform. It is as easy as this exercise you undertook to draw your senses into assimilating these impressions together again, to project your seat of observation from where it may reside materially to where you may desire it to reside in the spiritual plane. From this perspective on high it is far easier to see the subtleties and details of your current surroundings with new, enhanced perspective and values so that what appears to be random and uncertain becomes merely paths through the jungle you observe. From on high you may see that they begin at this point and lead to that point, but from down in the jungle you are unable to determine where this or that path may lead. It is only with the perspective of looking down onto that set of circumstances that you are graced with the perspective provided allowing you to make some wider ranging decisions based upon where you deem that path to be going or this path to be leading you.
This exercise in projecting the seat of your observation to a spiritual platform is one that may be utilized by you at any time you decide to condition this mind’s eye to service you in this regard. Likewise, this ability of this extraordinary gift that is your mind extends to the possibility of using that same phenomenon to project yourself out into a sphere of reality you do not currently inhabit. This is possible so as to provide a means where any individual can access these greater realms through this process of projection while not exhibiting the complete understanding of this realm outside but merely to visit, to gain the perspective derived there, and to take this perspective into your current realm. This ability to project into spirit realms is your passkey to leave this singular dimension you find yourself in and visit other arenas of spirit wherein you may gain experience and insight unavailable to you in your current surroundings.
We have spoken much in the past about circuits. My discussion today involves another circuit of sorts that you make internally, and through your practice and your application this circuit becomes more and more real to you and more useful to you as you develop this ability to project yourself to where you would be rather than where you are. All that is required of you to make this journey is your faith. The opening of this circuit is strictly up to you and available to you at your call. It is one thing to be informed, to be brought up to speed, so to speak, on topics outside of your immediate realm of reality. It is another thing for you to search and go find these other aspects of reality outside your realm on your own through the use of your mind’s eye, projecting you to a higher place that you would be and therein residing temporarily.
You exercise this ability frequently in your lives without giving it a second thought. When you are cold and tired and working outside at a task, you may instantly transform yourself inside your warm house in dry clothes and doing something that is enjoyable to you. Through summoning your mind’s eye you are transported from your current reality of discomfort into a reality of comfort, and this reality of comfort provides you with the comfort and peace to more easily endure your discomfort of the moment. Those who are imprisoned transport themselves to freedom. Those who are drowning transport themselves to dry land. It is done all the time every day. I merely suggest that you go one step further and combine all the aspects you know about spirit reality and project yourself there to provide you with yet another perspective.
I perceive that is plenty of a lesson for today and remain in attendance as are others at your service.
Jonathan: We often come from a position of lack, feeling that we need these traits, or to behave in this manner, or if we do these activities then we will consider ourselves spiritual. Yet we know that we often have to assume the end, to claim to be children of God, then we are followed up with the fruits of the Spirit, the God qualities. They come after projecting the desired ideal, stimulated by that projection.
Elyon: Well said and I would also remark how pleasing it was to hear your earlier conversation of the relationship and paradigm involved in having, being, and doing and would reflect on much that can be learned from simply revolving those thoughts in your mind about proper orders of having, being, and doing. I would also remark that you brought to light potential stumbling blocks that lie before you all of considerations and factors installed in your process which act as impediments to the flow of your free spirit projection: It is not a good time; the day is not favorable; I am depressed; it is not up to me to live in a spiritual place. These are the roadblocks that we throw up in our lives which make it difficult for us to freely traverse these circuits of projection. If one wants to know what to do about a political situation, one can derive an answer based solely on previous patterns observed and established here among those involved, or one can project their seat of observation to a higher spiritual plane and, looking down upon the structure that is this political arena, one can more clearly define where the paths go and which course may be most beneficial and how to effect the greatest change in the mechanism from an outside perspective. If one is in the halls of politics, one is too surrounded by the many and numerous hallways and doors before us to understand the layout in full. This layout is only determined from examining the situation from a much elevated perspective. Therein it is easy to determine which hallways to take and which doors to knock on that will be most effective in achieving the desired enlightenment of the situation.
Evelyn: This correlates with our earlier discussion. We flinch when we’re described as acting superior, which is another word for arrogant. But superior also means above, not above a person, but above a situation, and going for that doesn’t make you less compassionate. If you are compassionate you are less likely to be interpreted as acting superior.
Elyon: Certain word phrases in your English tongue do elicit responses which may not be your desired effect. Word phrases as “superior”, “advanced”, bring to mind negative connotations when applied among yourselves as individuals. However, you may pursue a superior, an advanced, an elevated viewpoint which does not act divisively among yourselves but rather comes from outside that arena and encompasses all. This is the only real, genuine approach to pursuing what you perceive to be a superior ideal, a superior objective. All these are noble tasks to be pursued. It is in your discussion with your brethren where one must avoid the pitfalls of distributing this information from an attitude of unacceptance of others’ attitudes. If you present a superior position to one around you from the loving perspective of inclusion and tolerance and acceptance, then it is padded from feeling as a personal jab or attack. Rather shift the emphasis to a more philosophical, open minded discussion wherein you both may make comment on the platform up for discussion without feeling as though there has developed a divisive us-and-them about this platform. When presenting ideals to your brethren it is always a positive approach to present these ideals as up for discussion, as open to interpretation, as desirous of others’ personal input. Therein do you draw your brethren into discussion about this new spiritual ideal without any of the threatening aspects of identifying with this spiritual platform. Merely to bring it up for discussion finds that both may comment, both may make observations, both have valid viewpoints, and the new topic up for discussion merely facilitates the drawing out of these friendly activities. Of course at any given moment make an instant decision on how best to act and then react to the situation of personalities brought before you. You will succeed; you will fail in your eyes to be successful at winning this discussion. However, I point out to you that there are no failures when you transfer yourself to your spiritual seat and see that all this works towards the good, that even your apparent failures are your great gifts, your learning tools, without which you may not proceed forward. You need these aspects just as you need in your circumstance the air you breathe. Therefore all is well.
Elyon: I would suggest one more phrase that I am attached to that you use in this group, and I encourage its use in any situation like that, and that is that, “Love is the answer. What was the question?” You may speak with bold authority if you speak with love. You will find an entirely different reaction than if you speak with bold authority and an absence of love. You all have experience to know whereof I speak.
Jessona (Jonathan): I greet you, this is Jessona.
I wish to add to the lesson of last week regarding knowing what you know, knowing that you don’t know, and not knowing that you don’t know. I would label my insertion as developing your point of power. In the first instance of the recognition that you do know something, the point of power is in your reaction, in your application. For instance, in the superconscious awareness that you are alert to a given reality, truth, or fact and have a working relationship with it, do you react with confidence or conceit? In discovering that you do not know something that is now made aware to you, do you react cringingly or with curiosity? When you act in fear, when you realize you know nothing about something which you cannot even put your finger on, you have weakened yourself; when your point of power could be faith, the willingness to proceed without knowing. Decision is your point of power. It is the ability of your mind to select alternate avenues based upon your knowledge and your ignorance.
Elyon has given you a wonderful lesson today indicating the power of your mind wherein it can alter material events simply through the superimposition of a higher view. Rising to this level of consciousness you increase your ability to be a wise decider. You expand your perspective and thereby enrich your ability to choose, to select, appropriately. The element of faith carries with it the understanding that in subsequent events following your choice you may be adjusted, re- keyed, re-tuned, and awakened to an even purer, more accurate level of discernment.
In hindsight you may be tempted to evaluate your first choice as one made foolishly or in ignorance, when in reality it was precisely the necessary action to bring about the series of events that leads to your final illumination. This hindsight view also has a point of power, and that is how you assess that prior reaction or choice. If you tear yourself down you, in essence, devalue the course of your training to the point of your realization. Likewise if you gloss over or refrain from analyzing these choices and subsequent events you miss the opportunity to superimpose wisdom upon wisdom, and insight into your insights. Therefore, my friends, remember it is by the application of your mind through the will of your personality that you will advance as a spirit being, and you will wrest from the broad spectrum of life experiences many treasures of great worth for you in this life and the lives that will follow. That is all.
Ginny: I read in a transcript about not worrying about our humanness. We have to be patient with that.
I like that, how we can come from a superior viewpoint but without the superior attitude.
Michael: My daughter, I greet you. This is Michael. I warmly receive your comments, as I have been preparing this transmitter/receiver for the presentation of my words.
I planned to address you all by relating to you the comments of my first apostles, how they, when advancing through the mansion worlds, discovered the results of many of their actions here on earth, some spectacular from the perspective of their consequences upon the world, and some they were embarrassed about, for it so exposingly presented their human qualities in contrast to their master, myself. Even I wrestled at times, and it is recorded historically on this planet that I said, “How long must I bear with you?” Authority is such an issue that even one of my order of Michael Sons is not granted full authority until the completion of my experiential bestowals.
To a human being authority is the result of the accumulation of ability and knowledge, and acknowledgment by others is granted. This is wholesome authority on your level. Unwholesome authority is the usurpation of the free will of others by the forceful placement of yourself in power, often without the complements of attainment, skill, and knowledge, wisdom. It is acknowledged that I spoke with authority when I was upon this planet in human form. I did so having undergone six different incarnations in the forms of my creatures of will standing. This is the authority through which I may speak, having undergone the experiences prerequisite to mastery. However, I suspect you do not honor me as your Sovereign Son simply because of my experiences. I have declared to you and to all that I and my Father are one. In that unity of son with our divine Ancestor I am also author, creator. This power bestowed upon me by my Father I use with great reverence.
I caution all human beings to not follow in the footsteps of my wayward son Lucifer. Do not become intoxicated by this form of authority when it is not bestowed upon a creature. Herein lies the complications of human relationships, the tendency for a human being to react as if they were deity, and the tendency for another human being to react as if another claims to be deity. You know what happened to my life when that difficulty arose while I was here on Urantia.
My two rules of living, love our Father and to love one another, may be woven into this discussion today. In your prayer through worship in stillness you commune with the Author; you commune with the Highest of All. You are embraced, accepted, even absorbed. Among your brethren this connection with true power always manifests in humility, in compassion, in a willingness to learn, to be corrected. Coupling this sense of connection to the All-powerful, to the All-knowing, with your sense of finite frailty and ignorance creates a dynamic tension for your ascension, for your experiential attainment of sovereignty as a human-finaliter.
My peace I leave with you. I love you.