2004-10-10-Moving Beyond Ego
Topic: Moving Beyond Ego
Group: Nashville TeaM
Ham: Greetings, friends, I am Ham and I am happy to be with you this evening. You are all having to consciously open your hearts to those whom you feel some friction with. This effort to love without expectation, to love without caring about the results, this is an extremely important part of your training. To love unlovely mankind is one thing, but to love in spite of animosity expressed is another.
Never is it easy to love for always there are points of friction, even with those most dearly beloved. The process of moving past ego concern is the most important aspect of your growth to date. If you can love in the face of hatred expressed, this is a mile marker denoting a key victory over your own ego. Love is easy when there is flattery, ego stroking, and adoration in return. But love is deeper and more a total part of your being when you love those who do not love you in return.
The Master was total love. He never deviated from this attitude, even when delivering stern admonitions. He was humanly able to love his torturers and his executioners. When you love others you are fulfilling God’s will. When you love in spite of all harsh treatment, then you are truly walking in step behind the Master.
Love goes beyond forgiveness. When you love, forgiveness is unnecessary. Step by step you are beginning to find love in all circumstances. When you do this, you are bringing a part of the heavenly realm into the earthly realm for truly my children you must be ambassadors of love.
In all things my children, please know in your hearts that you are truly moving closer to the Master every day. As he moves his spirit upon the world, that spirit moves within you as well. But as you grow in your love for him, you also grow in that personal connection that can only be had by loving Jesus humanly as he was human and his humanity of spirit connects with that love and returns that love human to human. This human part of the Master’s spirit makes a close bonding between your souls and his much easier.
Truly my friends he will walk before you and he will stand beside you through all your spiritual struggle and all your human struggle as well. Do not worry then what you should say or where you should go. For the Master’s spirit goes before you and his spirit whispers to you what you should say at the time you should say it. When you release the ego struggle and take on instead that greater spiritual struggle for truth, beauty, and goodness, you are setting down a heavy burden and taking on a light one.
As liberated children of God, you have the freedom to follow truth wherever he may lead you. Be comforted in this knowledge. For truly love is freedom and freedom is love. When your hearts are free to love, regardless of circumstance, that is true freedom.
True spiritual freedom never requires intellectual or moral contradiction. The Master asks for your highest allegiance. Never does his spirit chain your souls to outdated theological constraints. Never does he require that you believe two contradictory concepts at once. No, rather said he, "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free". In this day, his spirit is truth. All truth belongs to him. And so, it is his spirit itself which opens the cell doors of the mind. Accept that freedom, accept that love and you will find yourselves in possession of ever greater measures of peace.
What are your questions.
Q: Do you have a message for me Ham?
Ham: Of course my daughter. You are doing very well. Step by step my dear you are being led where you need to go and you are being placed where the Master wants you to be. You will have all that is needful to do what it is the Master asks of you. Do not worry about the future. Do not worry about what he will require of you. Rather, trust that he will not require anything from you that you are not able to fulfill. You have always sought the Father’s will in your life and now is no different. Soon the difficulties of today will be laid away and you will have no fear but only love surrounding you. Trust in this process. All is well.
Q: Can I have a message please Ham?
Ham: Certainly my son. You are likewise doing very well. The challenges facing you are the same. How do you expand your heart’s capacity for love even in the face of those who seem to be rejecting that love. Slowly but surely you are releasing your old fear of failure and your fear of rejection. These two fears are limiting and restricting. But now is the time for expansion in all areas. Expanding how you perceive yourself as well as expanding your capacity for love. Do not worry my son for you are doing the Father’s will in your life. Trust in your own feelings and find peace as you do. Release your ego concerns more and more and you will find the peace you are seeking.
Q: Do you have anything for Rebecca?
Ham: Yes my daughter. You must practice being the Master’s child and you must practice reliance upon that child like trust. When you can see yourself as the Master’s child, you see yourself in truth as you are and thus you cannot be false to anyone in any way. All things are moving forward and each new adventure must be experienced with the Master. Allow him to carry all the burden. Trust and grow in your reliance on him. You are doing just fine.
Ham: Jarad my son, you too are doing well. You are finding ever greater spheres of interest and you are also allowing yourself to be as a little child in the learning position rather than the teaching position. Gradually you are releasing that propensity to immediately switch from student to teacher and you are beginning to enjoy the place and the status of a child. Continue in this way to find ever greater realms of peace. In all things my son cleave tightly to the Master’s spirit and grow in your reliance upon him. You do well.
Q: Ham could I please have a message?
Ham: Of course my son. As the saying goes, you are coming to accept the things you cannot change and in this acceptance you will find ever greater peace. Also my son, you are coming to see yourself as the son of God you are. You are not the black sheep in the Father’s family. You are cherished, loved, and fully accepted as you are. Grow then in self-acceptance and you will grow in wisdom and in the ability to love. You do not need to define yourself to God, you do not need to prove yourself to God. Accept the peace he is giving you. Release the pressures you put upon yourself. You are doing well.
Q: Do you have any counsel for me tonight Ham?
Ham: Yes my son, of course. Have great peace and tranquility for you are truly fulfilling your responsibilities in this life. You must learn to release the tendency to punish yourself for imaginary offenses. You must learn to stop defining yourself as one who falls short of expectation. Your feet are ever more firmly planted on the ground and you are coming to find new and greater areas of interest where like your brother Jarad you do not need to be the expert. The Master requires only that you should carry each day’s burden to the best of your ability. You are coming to understand that you don’t have to solve all the problems of the world yourself. Gradually but steadily you are throwing off the old chains of restriction which held you in varying degrees of mental torment. Handling each step one by one is the only thing that will take you from here to there. You are doing very well my son. Have peace in your heart.
Ham: My daughter you are doing very well. You have been a diligent and successful student of mine. It would be a loss for me to lose your example as I enjoy watching you working studying and making progress in the spirit. However in all things, we must defer to the Master’s guidance. If over time he guides you into new pastures, I will be with you regardless. In this you should have no worries about. Allow yourself the upmost freedom in all your decision making. Pray for the Master to show you what he would wish you to do. Then relax and do nothing until you are sure of that guidance. Do not let it worry you for you are just fine wherever you are.
In the spirit you are doing better and better. In fact when we teachers get together to compare our experiences and our students, you are often a topic of conversation for your example. Other teachers are envious of my students.
Q: I am very grateful for that Ham.
Q: Do you have a personal message for Charlie B?
Ham: Certainly, my son all is well. Truly you are releasing the old bonds of worry and fear even while you are facing and will face difficult situations. Step by step you are finding spiritual freedom ever more to your liking. Continue in this way.
Q: Do you have any feedback for me this week?
Ham: Of course my son. You are also doing very well. The way grows for you step by step and in all things you are finding greater peace as you open your heart increasingly. The old fears that restricted your heart are melting away as love becomes increasingly dominant over your person. Always have you been accepting of truth, beauty, and goodness. Now you must open your heart even more to these spiritual realities. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad. You are as wonderful as a student as you as a teacher. Embrace increasingly that child like trust and allow the Master’s comfort to invade your soul in ever increasing measure. Have no fear my son, nor any worry. You are firmly in the Master’s hands. Trust him and all is well.
Very well then, until next week my love and my prayers go with you each. Farewell.