2004-02-01-Entering Spiritual Adulthood
Topic: Entering Spiritual Adulthood
Group: Nashville TeaM
Ham also answered questions about the opening of the circuits and declined to speak about the Magisterial Son's arrival. These are the first questions after the lesson.
Ham: Greetings, children, I am Ham and I am happy to be here this evening. Tonight, let us discuss entering spiritual adulthood.
The Master said many times, you must become as little children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. And this is so. Human beings tend to hit life running, they work and struggle and develop ego willfulness very early. And so the road back to child likeness is full of the pain of ego destruction. But, once you have grasped the faith of a child and have entered the kingdom, then you must grow up all over again. This spiritual maturing is filled with choices and it is up to you to employ every bit of spiritual light at your disposal in making these choices.
The choices you make are ever more fundamental and more far-reaching. You are deciding to find the Father’s will in each situation and though you may have your preferences, you must always develop the habit of submitting your will to that of the Father. Otherwise, you remain child-like in ways that are unbecoming in an adult. But my friends, it is important to learn to laugh at yourselves, to recognize in these lapses of composure the little child stomping his feet, wanting his way and let this be light on your hearts not a source of condemnation or troubling to your souls.
As you mature in the spirit, also do you take upon yourselves spiritual responsibility. You come to your fellows as representatives of a better world. You are examples of righteous living and your loyalties grow deeper and are more secure and strong. Let your loyalties be your roots, let them anchor you to this life. When little children experience a divorce, they are most shaken by the disloyalty to the family. Loyalty to the Master must be first and foremost in your minds. When you order your life so that loyalty to him comes first, everything else will gain its proper perspective.
The Master displayed for all the Universe to see supreme loyalty to the Father. There was not time when he was tempted to be disloyal, even when confronting the arch-rebels of his universe he gave complete deference and loyalty to the Father in all his replies. Child like faith is the key to enter the Kingdom, but to grow in that kingdom loyalty is your greatest ally.
Whatever you are confronted with, whatever temptations you might experience, you must realize that your loyalty to the Master and the Father, this will lead you through. This loyalty cannot be subservient to any other loyalty and in this way you will have peace in this life and certainty of your survival in the next.
What are your questions?
Q: There was a lot of discussion this week on the teaching mission list about an enhancement in the communication circuits. What can you tell us about this?
Ham: Yes, every planet that has been quarantined must gradually be brought back into the planetary administration of Michael. This planet is undergoing such reincircuitment that will allow greater communication between Urantia’s inhabitants, meaning mostly midwayers and the administration headquarters, with the rest of the universe. Human beings may experience this uplifting as well, especially since the Michael circuit grows ever stronger and more complete. These things, however, have little bearing on your personally as your spiritual relationship with Michael depends first and foremost upon your own spiritual growth not upon planetary circuits. Michael’s spirit was poured out upon all flesh after his ascension to the Father. This is the main spiritual circuit connecting human beings with greater spiritual reality. It remains so.
Q: Will it have any impact on our ability to communicate with you and with the other teachers?
Ham: Well, yes in that it would make communication over a distance probably easier. But, all of you are gaining in the spirit every day. This is what is important. This is what your assignment is, so to speak. You have all shown great willingness to do the hard work and to face the hard realities required for growth. This is the victory. We are happy the circuits are opening. It should help everything in some ways, but will it make transmitting an easier task, probably not.
Q: There was also a message announcing that we would receive a Paradise Son in the flesh in a matter of months. What can you tell us about this?
Ham: No comment.
Q: Do you have anything for Rebecca?
Ham: Yes, my daughter you are doing well. This physical ordeal will soon be at an end. But the lessons you have learned during this will remain with you for your eternal life. Continue to look forward and to move forward with your assignment. You will be given all that you need and the way will open as you take each step. Take time to reflect. We expect you to come through this greatly strengthened in the spirit.
Ham: Certainly my son. You have constantly made room for growth in your life and you have cleared away much old debris that was stifling this growth. You are a man who seeks always after the better way, the higher concept, the greater truth. Continue to seek and you will find, continue to ask and it will be given.
Q: Ham, do you have anything for me this evening?
Ham: Certainly, daughter, you are trying to find your pathway. Somehow you feel that you have veered here and there away from your true calling. But my daughter, the path you are upon is where you need to be. Take things one step at a time, learn from all those around you, and lean upon the Master’s arm as he gently guides you and give you the lessons you are needing. Sometimes, it is best to let some things fall. Don’t feel that you are required to uphold everyone and every thing. Sometimes you just can’t do all that you expect of yourself. But, if you expect of yourself only loyalty to the Master and love for him, then you will find the rest will take care of itself. Let the Master guide you and give you peace within the storm.
Q: Ham, our friend Ruth in London has been asking for your counsel.
Ham: Yes, my daughter, do not succumb to dark feelings. You are feeling overwhelmingly sad and quite alone in this sadness. This is normal. There is nothing wrong with you. You must, however, exercise your faith and display your loyalty to higher realities by taking steps for your own healing. You, yourself, need some help, human help. So, find the strength to take the first step. You have neglected your own health and happiness for too long.
Q: May I ask for your advice to Jim, your counsel?
Ham: Yes, my son, you are embarking on a long road to recovery. This prolonged illness is a great trial and test. There will be two steps forward one step back for quite a while. Do not expect to recover for some time. Do not worry about anything else but getting better.
And for you, my dear, understand that your progress through this trial will be similar. It will not be quick nor will it be easy. But my dear, you have demonstrated a great and wonderful faith, a faith that you did not know you were capable of, a faith that grows stronger and more secure every day. You will be strengthened by this, even as you are humbled. Continue clearing through the old attic where lurks much childhood pain and still some unresolved issues. And as you clear this attic and the strong light of truth beams in, you will be given great hope and a more robust optimism than you have known. Remember that the Master holds you in his arms. It is OK to surrender to his love, to be changed by it. Be at peace my dear, you do well.
Q: Thank you Ham, your friendship is a continuing source of strength and hope
for me, thank you.
Ham: Of course my dear, we will be friends through many lifetimes.
Q: From PZ: Ham - all I do is dream about my deceased ancestors - is there a sign I'm not seeing.
Ham: Be at peace my dear. Dreams are not always portentous. Often times they express unresolved issues from the past. It is not usually a sign so much of the future as things of the past. Look at these dreams in this light. Find what it is you need there and be at peace.
Q: Please ask Ham for a personal message and any guidance for Wendaring.
Ham: Yes, my dear one, be at peace. Your guidance is within you. Follow your highest light and those things which are deepest felt in the heart. Be honest with yourself. Look within and you will find your way.
Q: Do you have a personal message for Charlie B?
Ham: Yes. My son, continue to seek after the Lord by enthroning him securely in your heart. As always, my son, you do very well.
Q: Do you have any feedback for me this week Ham?
Ham: Certainly. My son, you do very well. Your way is firm and you are secure in your place in the universe. This is a condition that has grown within you. You are a man of great loyalty and great faith. Be assured of these things. You do very well.
And now, as always, my love and my prayers go with you each. Farewell.