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Topic: Recognition of Presence of God
Group: Arcadia TeaM
TR: George B.
Prayers: Donna: Dear Heavenly Father thank you so much for this meeting and for all of our friends; brothers and sisters who are gathered here. Please open our minds and our hearts to hear the truth that you have for us from the Teachers, from Michael, from Nebadonia, from the Spirit of Truth, wherever the truth comes, let us be open to it. Help us to be wiser, help us to be filled with Your Love and Light so that we can be better ambassadors for you in this time. We love you very much, in Michael’s name, amen.
JarEl: TR, George: Good evening, it is I, your teacher, JarEl. It is good to be among you once again, among my dear friends. Welcome, to those of you who are here for the first time. I greet you with open arms, as I am sure the others sitting around you also greet you. It has been awhile since I have addressed this group. I surely do miss speaking to you. I am glad that we are once again on schedule. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for coming here tonight. For making the effort and for taking time out of your busy lives in order to join us.
Tonight I would like to discuss with you the recognition of the presence of God within you. As you were speaking in your prior conversation, God does exist in each and everyone of you as your Thought-Adjuster. God quietly communicates within your mind and your heart so that you may come forward and inward to his love and grace. God is quiet so that you may perfect yourself to become who you are destined to be. God sees you as a perfect being and you exist in this way. He does not see your imperfections for you have none in your future self. You are perfect in every way to God. It is up to you to bring yourself into this perfection that exists in God’s mind. It is up to you to listen to his will and his guidance. He quietly nudges you, guiding you into his light.
How do you listen to these messages? Simply by quieting your mind and listening to your heart and mind, that is where God exists. This is where the wisdom of the universe will be poured through. You must quiet your mind in order for this portal to open so that the information may flow through. Many are busy, not taking the time to quiet their heart and mind, entertaining too many ideas and worrying about conflicts. For many it is very hard to have a moment of peace; for they are in constant struggle and chaos. They find it very hard to sit in silence. For those that do learn to quiet their minds, they are able to do this because they have faith in God and in the Universe around them and have learned to trust their Thought-Adjuster. They have learned to listen. When you learn this very practical state of mind you become aware of not only the people around you but also of the invisible that exists all around you. You become aware of Teachers, you become aware of your Thought-Adjuster and you become aware of Angels and Midwayers. There is a whole order of angelic help who are willing to assist you in every way. When you quiet your mind you begin to listen to the Father’s Will.
The Father’s Will is LOVE and understanding. It is the brotherhood of man. The Father would like for all of you to get along and to resolve your differences with one another. The Father would like for you just to love one another and to extend your hand out towards your brothers and sisters. These are general suggestions that the Father gives to all of us. The Father speaks to you in a more personal manner when you make the connection yourself. He speaks to you in a more personal way, helping you in your everyday life. You can make all of your decisions based on the Father’s Will. However, in order to make those decisions you must learn to listen, you must learn to meditate.
It is true that there are signs that are posted throughout your journey in life. There are situations that are presented to you in your life. It is up to you whether you want to act on those opportunities or not. Life is but a string of opportunities to connect you with the Father’s Will. Opportunities are handed to you to act upon. Some are very subtle, yet others are as clear as day. However, do not feel bad if you happen to miss an opportunity or perhaps make the wrong decision on a certain situation. All these things can be corrected in time. What is important is that you decide; what is important is that you act upon the opportunity that is given to you.
Part of your life experiences in knowing God is being of service to one another. Understanding this aspect of your spiritual growth will help you in the future. The service aspect is perhaps one of the most important aspects of your spirituality. This service-oriented duty shall remain with you throughout your whole entire spiritual career, on the Mansion Worlds and well into Havona. So get used to helping others, get used to being of service. If it seems like a chore to you right now, perhaps there are other aspects of your own life that you need to examine and try to understand why you feel this way.
It is not right to be selfish, however, the universe allows you that space to become selfish. The universe allows you to become greedy and the universe allows you to become evil. We will not stop your actions and we will not make decisions for you. We will only give advice and be there as guides for you. It is entirely up to you to make your own decisions and your own judgments. We are only here to help. We are very appreciative when you take our help and grow with it.
Regardless of the way you act or the way you have been, the universe is all forgiving. It shall welcome you with open arms. We allow you this space so that you can exercise your free will. We allow you to have complete knowledge of the inner workings of your free will and with your free will come closer to God. God as your Father shall be so grateful to his children who come to him in their free will. God is even more overjoyed with those children who have lost their way and who have turned back to him. Free will is key to your existence. Are there any questions?
Henry: Yes JarEl, thank you for your encouragement and your……………..I would like to ask a couple of questions. 1. Can you make some comments on how are we to stand this spiritual stance in the times which we live where everyone seems to be moved by some wind of rhetoric or agenda or confusion? It’s like a little twister, could you say a few words on that, please? Thank you.
JarEl: TR, George. Thank you Henry for your question, I will try to answer you as clearly as I can. In times like these when there is so much said and so much done and so much chaos in the world it is important that you remain steadfast in your faith. In your light and with your connection with God you are messengers that carry forth the light and truth. If you preoccupy yourselves with getting caught up with the rhetoric, then you run the risk of this light be extinguished from your hand.
Henry: Those are pretty strong words JarEl.
JarEl: TR, George. I am not finished. There shall be forever people and leaders who will try to sway humanity to their own agenda. The true agenda of the Universe shall forever remain the same and you know what it is that I am talking about. If you remain true to this Universe agenda, the politics of the world shall not be effective over you. Remember that everyone is your brother and sister, and you must treat them accordantly no matter how unintelligent you may think them to be. It shall forever remain true that they hold a Thought-Adjuster within them. One day you will meet them again on the Morontia Realm and they shall remain your brothers and sisters. So treat everyone with respect, forgive them for their ignorance and forgive yourself for your arrogance. Perhaps you will be able to build a bridge between you which can unite all of humanity. This shall remain our goal until you are brought into Light and Life. All I ask you is to remember the original destiny for this world. You should understand that whatever goes on or what ever changes are made within your political structure or society itself is only temporary, but your destiny is Light and Life. Are there any other questions?
Henry: I just have one more question JarEl then I will be done. Thank you for your words which are quite comforting to be pulled back into a larger picture on a more Universal perspective and a Universe religion. 2. Is it possible for you to say a few words about the current status of agondonters? How important is the agondonter status to the Universe of Nebadon?
JarEl: TR, George. Agondonter status to the Universe is important, for you are creations of the Universe who can believe without seeing. This being said my friend does not quality you to think of yourself as "chosen" or special among the rest of the Universe. It is a gift to have this status. It is a virtue and, yes, many are envious of your status. Yes and perhaps you have been tried but it remains that only a few leave this world with full Agondonter status. There are many levels that have not yet been discussed. The majority of Urantians leave this earth with less then half Agondonter status. So even though you may be aware of this status, does not automatically qualify you with full Agondonter status. In the Universe, we admire those who leave Urantia with full status. For they have proven themselves as true sons of God. Yes, they shall be given special positions in the Universe which will allow them to have more of a managerial status, but, given as a whole, your Agondonter status does not amount to that much. I am sorry to have to say this to all of you but you must be humbled in this way. Do not let this go to your head. We are all brothers and sisters in this Universe.
Henry: JarEl, thank you so for what you are saying, I think my concerns are in a little different aspect, not so much am I concerned personally about this status or anything. What I am interested in knowing is - is this planet being kept the way it is, because of Agondonter status? That is what I am interested in you commenting on.
JarEl: TR, George. The future plans of either Urantia or the coming of the Magisterial Son shall remain secret for now. We do not want to create unwarranted commotion over an event that may or may not come. Rest assured that within your generation your Agondonter status will remain in tact.
Henry: If I may be so bold JarEl, as to ask: is it worth leaving the planet in the mess that it’s in because of the Agondonter status, from the spiritual perspective?
JarEl: TR, George. My answer is yes and no. For it is both beneficial to be alive on Urantia at this moment and leave this world in the chaos that it’s in. However, it would also be beneficial if it were in Light and Life. So there are no right answers and this is an experimental planet so that the experience that you encounter within your life time is your own and it is unique. So given as a whole, yes it is beneficial to leave it in the chaos it is in.
Henry: Thank you JarEl.
JarEl: TR, George. Any other questions?
My friends, it has been very enjoyable to have the opportunity to come to you again and have this beautiful conversation. I look forward to meeting with you in two weeks. Good night.
All: Thank you JarEl.
THE URANTIA BOOK
PAPER 50 - THE PLANETARY PRINCES
7. THE REWARDS OF ISOLATION [Agondonter Status]
On first thought it might appear that Urantia and its associated isolated worlds are most unfortunate in being deprived of the beneficent presence and influence of such superhuman personalities as a Planetary Prince and a Material Son and Daughter. But isolation of these spheres affords their races a unique opportunity for the exercise of faith and for the development of a peculiar quality of confidence in cosmic reliability which is not dependent on sight or any other material consideration. It may turn out, eventually, that mortal creatures hailing from the worlds quarantined in consequence of rebellion are extremely fortunate. We have discovered that such ascenders are very early intrusted with numerous special assignments to cosmic undertakings where unquestioned faith and sublime confidence are essential to achievement.
On Jerusem the ascenders from these isolated worlds occupy a residential sector by themselves and are known as the agondonters, meaning evolutionary will creatures who can believe without seeing, persevere when isolated, and triumph over insuperable difficulties even when alone. This functional grouping of the agondonters persists throughout the ascension of the local universe and the traversal of the superuniverse; it disappears during the sojourn in Havona but promptly reappears upon the attainment of Paradise and definitely persists in the Corps of the Mortal Finality. Tabamantia is an agondonter of finaliter status, having survived from one of the quarantined spheres involved in the first rebellion ever to take place in the universes of time and space.
All through the Paradise career, reward follows effort as the result of causes. Such rewards set off the individual from the average, provide a differential of creature experience, and contribute to the versatility of ultimate performances in the collective body of the finaliters.
[Presented by a Secondary Lanonandek Son of the Reserve Corps.]