2010-02-14-N. Idaho TeaM
Topic: Creative Freedom
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Prayer: [Mark] Happy Valentine's Day. On this day, we're provided with the opportunity to examine and enjoy the relationship of love that we have for others. May we take this attitude of joy for the love that we have, for the love that we share into our every day lives. May we do this in tribute to you, those who bring us this love to be shared and enjoyed. Help us to make it so.
Elyon: [Mark] Greetings this morning my friends, I am Elyon here enjoying your company, simply making my presence known in the process. I'd like to, as usual, take a few of the pearls of wisdom that you bring to this forum and share so lovingly and string them together to make todays accumulation.
As you observe in your earthly life, there are a number of influences which serve to condition the mortal as they are growing and developing. You have parental influences and intentional guiding of the parents for the young ones to get them sent off in the right direction. As well you observe there are many many life forces at play which have an influence, some positive and others negative on the developing individual. So as you develop from the beginning you are being guided and you are reacting "to" all these various influences in your lives and in so doing this accumulation of reaction to this conditioning make you the individual that you are. They determine how you interact given your understanding, awareness, and exposure to all these relative factors.
At some point you declare yourself adult and finished growing so to speak and it is observed that from some point as this to very late in your life, many adult individuals continue to follow the same patterns and repeat the same actions as they have been so conditioned. I observe in your weekly meetings and discussions that you are embracing the opportunity to have willful intention about your conditioning. That is the greatest opportunity and option that a mortal of this realm may exercise and yet so many don't realize that such conditioning may be altered or changed by any willful pursuit. But you are learning that all things are possible with willful pursuit and that your intention is paramount in this process in determining who you are. You are not settling for being the result of conditioning from the past. You are engaging and pursuing conditioning for the future and literally rewriting some of your past influences in your lives.
This is one of the biggest gifts of grace to you as a mortal of the realm. This is how you literally change your standing as a mortal of the realm, merely by swinging this awareness into place and making choices and determinations based upon your awareness that you have this ability to choose anew and become afresh and deciding that you will be bold enough to choose that and do it. True enough this world shapes the individuals on it but it is not necessary nor required that you stop there. You may move forward, past, and beyond what your environment would bring you. You may decide to move into the spiritual dimension and thus alter the material complement.
This whole pursuit is done in faith with your trust and I commend you all for following your heart so certainly and steadily as to be brought to this place of awareness. So, on this Valentine's Day where your local culture promotes the awareness and appreciation of your loved ones, I bring you my gratitude for I have awareness and appreciation for my loved ones and you are among them. Let's follow the inspiration offered and choose to bring this awareness and appreciation into each day and every day.
If you were to truly consider what is the most one single important thing to anyone or to everyone, and if they were to seriously and earnestly consider this question, it would all come down to love for love conditions all else. If you have love you have peace, grace, beauty, goodness, and truth. Yet, as you have mentioned, this loving is unable to be measured in earthly terms except by its fruits; its presence is known by how it alters the equation and changes the circumstance. Its absence is witnessed in the ungodly pursuits so clearly evident on this world; therefore let us appreciate every day as if it's Valentine's Day honoring this unseen force of love which then becomes so evident as it changes and colors our lives.
Serena: [Cathy] I am always looking for opportunities to uplift your experience on the planet, to take your experience to an expanded level of love and engagement. Your comments concerning the freedom of choice that accompany a vacation, a vacation involves intention to explore new possibilities. You make a conscious choice to change the habitual direction of your activities and this expansion of possibilities leads to activation of dormant talent, abilities, and energy. This is the power of reversion, to let go of habitual action and relax into a new frame of mind. Your mind is integral in creating your reaction to events you encounter. It is beneficial to take a time apart from your routine and a habitual reaction you have to it. Sometimes it is advantageous to take a step back and view your situation from a different position. At any moment during your day you have the capability to step aside and realign your perception and the responses you display to the situations involved. Always the power to choose is yours; always the response is changeable. I encourage you to take advantage of the ability to choose your direction.
Monjoronson: [Mark] Hello friends, I am Monjoronson stepping forward to avail myself of this gracious opportunity. Let's play a little more with this idea of going on vacation since it is the act of choosing something alternate to your regular activities and since it is typically a rewarding activity and since there are usually lasting benefits to a vacation, then I observe that what we do here now must be a vacation. We all make the choice to engage in an activity that is not frequently pursued, an activity that is typically alternate from our other activities. We all come to this place with some sense of openness and willingness to take in the experience, even a new experience. We all show up here ready to engage in the activity of the hour and we all eagerly contribute to the process, sharing back and forth and enjoying each others contribution and simple presence.
We all then come away from this experience every time with some feeling of having been rewarded for our efforts, some enrichment to our experience as a result of our effort. After having chosen and done this activity, we then are conditioned and changed by it in a manner of our own choosing. This is how we condition ourselves for future experience. You see you may be conditioned as a result of your past experiences or you may be the conditioner of your new and future experiences by bringing your intention into the process.
And so I suggest that we all engage in these vacations from our other routine activities with great joy and anticipation that we will get what we came to find and that it will be an enjoyable and pleasurable experience which then serves to condition our next experience and in fact everything in our individual experience is flavored by the conditioning we do day by day, even hour by hour. This is how a group changes, an individual changes, a nation changes, and a world changes, is this conditioning yourself anew, not simply being satisfied to repeat old patterns but to create patterns of choice, patterns of intention.
In keeping with the topic discussed of chemical or even cellular reaction, perhaps this whole topic provides much food for consideration when considering what you might wish for or pray for when utilizing your intention and creative process for another or even for yourself. It's one more perspective that can be employed to direct this intentional energy, one more arrow you may pull from your quiver and take great aim with and then release.
It is once again as it always has been, my great pleasure to be with you and be provided this opportunity to communicate with you in this unique process that we have developed where we have taken a vacation from the norm. I too have much affection for all of you in this process that we are in together and I bid you all a wonderful Valentine's Day and every day. May it be charged with the awareness of love. I take my leave now; thank you and farewell.
Mary: [unknown] Well I'm getting someone who is saying in my ear: Well hello my friends who happen to find themselves sojourning on planet earth, Urantia. Why not as you move into your day, skip along today instead of just walk? Why not dance through your life? Take a moment and as you are walking down the hallway, down that aisle out in your yard, wherever you are, why not skip, dance, frolic a little bit here and there? Lighten your movements and your attitudes. Thank you for hearing me.
LIght: [Mark] Hello to all, I am Light and by the grace of love my request has been honored to bring you my heartfelt message of love for you all are some of my closest family and I cherish the relationship I have with you. On this day of observing your loved one, I was overcome with the desire to make my feelings known, make my intention into words so that I may bring greater expression to them. Thank you all for the part that you play in my experience and I desire you to know that I have such great affection and love which I direct to you. Please drink this in and know that it is from me.
Unknown: [Mary] I'm getting come to the light, come to the bright. My children drink in the joy that is available. Bring your sunny dispositions even into the gray day. Bring the sunshine through your choice. Turn to the light, turn to the bright. Thank you.