2003-06-08-Divine Presence, Human Selfhood
North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
Divine Presence and Human Selfhood
June 8, 2003
Greetings, this is Elyon, happy to be amongst you again. It is always good to be in your company. I reflect upon our years of association and view much that can be labeled progress on your part, for you have done well in absorbing and applying what has been expressed to you through our weekly engagements.
This attention you give that we receive encourages us as your teachers to continue, and demands of us our own degree of diligence in searching for and discovering those elements of your spiritual makeup that would benefit from guidance. As you receive such communication, had you not applied them, we would have a disappointing but easy task in repeating ourselves until you absorbed the full meaning and impact of our statements. But as you continue to develop you create challenges for us to dig deeper, all the while remaining approachable and applicable to numerous souls who receive these communications.
The deeper we address your spiritual needs, the more varied those needs are among the many who listen to us, for, while you were all at one time less spiritually mature, our lessons applied more evenly across the board. As you each refine your state of God consciousness, varied lacks appear among the many of you. We then are challenged to attempt to minister to these multiple needs and do so in this short time as succinctly as we can. A teacher in truth has less difficulty over students who are not growing, for the lessons simply repeat themselves.
Difficult students are, in reality, those who are growing and changing, for they cause the instructor to further develop and refine the teachings to meet the higher demand for understanding and for guidance. So, while you struggle to apply our lessons and discover it easier to do as the months and years roll by, you are also causing myself and my associates to grow as well. You are challenging us to expand our message and to refine our message to meet your new needs. At one time in the field of your scientific understanding of the motion of planets you had created a model wherein the earth was stationary, and the sun and the moon revolved around your world.
This met with all your perception, for as you even today with greater understanding still see sunrise and sunset and the appearance of the moon crossing your sky. As you progressed in your research, developed greater tools and technology, you began to discern discrepancies in this observation and made adjustments in your understanding to conform to evidence and fact as they have become known to you. Soon you refined your model such that now your model revolves around the sun, and you developed an understanding in your minds of the real relationships of these spheres that did not fit your everyday visual appearance of rising and setting suns. Yet you knew with the greater understanding that this appearance was but a small observation of a greater complexity of motions. This astronomical perspective applies to your spiritual inner world or realm. As you began life on earth as a self-conscious being you perceived yourself as at one time on your planet you perceived the earth to be: the center of all things. Now, while you're unfolding your soul, comprehending your spiritual nature, you know that, while it is easy for you to run your life with the appearance of the sun rising and setting around you, that in reality the sun, the Divine Fragment that indwells you, is your center; and that you rotate about this divine spirit. So, you are functioning with a greater comprehension of the interrelationship of the Divine Presence and human selfhood; in human mind you are still, as it were, on earth, but in spirit consciousness you are anchored and centered as if on the sun. Now those who are curious among you may ask how this comparison of planets to your spiritual makeup would apply the presence of the moon. I will perhaps ease that curiosity by addressing it this way: You now recognize that your sun itself travels in the universe, and you have a hazy idea astronomically that it too rotates around the center, the geographical point, that you are beginning to attempt to determine scientifically.
This point in our comparison is the Paradise Father at the center of all things. Your Divine Fragment of God is in relation to this Absolute Source. So, you do rotate about the Father of all things, but you rotate more often about the Divine Fragment that indwells you. And the moon is much like the presence of your guardian angels whose assignment is to keep an eye ever upon you. Their assignments revolve around you as a human self. They need not address the Divine Fragment, for it is self-contained and wholly capable. Therefore do these angels hover about you, the human self, the earthly sphere. They know full well that the true light, the warmth and energy that you require as a human being, comes from the Divine Presence.
These guardians provide reflection, provide illumination, when you are not viewing the divine within you directly. This is one manner in which they guard your soul, for as you have noted in the evening sky the presence of the moon allows you to see your way even while the sun is out of sight. These guardian angels reflect the divine presence in you such that you may be illuminated in your darker times.
I have stressed the importance of stillness. In this lesson stillness is simply the shifting of your paradigm from an earth anchor to a sun anchor. You can do this even while busy, for it is as simple as catching yourself saying, "What a beautiful sunrise!" knowing full well that it is the motion of the earth, not the sun, that you perceive. The expansion of consciousness functions even while you are wholly occupied with earthly matters. Yes, you could be far more accurate and say, "What a beautiful earth spin!" as the sun appears to set in your sky, but that is unnecessary. You may continue to live your earthly human existence meeting the demands and challenges and appearances that the human life requires. But it is the expansion of your soul, the enlargement of your comprehension, that adjusts to the true reality, the grand picture, even while you do live your human existence. I will draw this lesson to a close adding one more image to factor into this teaching. As you may desire to receive your guardian angel, such a vision will or may come your way not caused by yourself but done so based on the factors at work in this complex motion of your being. To attempt to force such a vision may be likened to the earth between the sun and the moon creating an eclipse. It is better that you focus your attention upon the sun, in this case the Divine Presence bestowed upon you, and then your guardian will come into better view, for it is this same light that makes your angels visible. I desire your comments or questions.
Kirk: When you were talking about my angel I was kind of looking to worship my angel, to depend more on, and try to contact my angel. You straightened it out with just looking to make contact with my Adjuster and the other will happen. That's nice how you finished that lesson. Thank you.
- Elyon: You are welcome, and I will address another eclipse that you perceive in your skies, the solar eclipse. I will change the moon to be us, your teachers. It is valuable that you not place us between you and the Divine Spirit, for you will then be eclipsing your perspective of God's presence. We are best your servants and we stand -- or should I say orbit? -- to the side of your direct view of the Father's presence. All celestial ministers no matter who we serve adjust ourselves to be in motion and synchrony with any Fragment of God anywhere in the universe. This is our relationship priority. With that relationship established we are better able to turn our attention upon you and assist you in deepening your relationship with God.
Kirk: That's why stillness is so important, it's that relationship with God?
- Elyon: Indeed.
Kirk: Through that we consequently get communication with you.
- Elyon: Yes.
Tom: Our function is to stand aside also and reflect rather than to get in the way and eclipse?
- Elyon: I am glad you asked that question, for as you look into your night's sky you see the various other planets about you each reflecting the sun. We may liken them to your brothers and sisters. Each of you reflecting Divine Presence causes another to see the divine light, albeit indirectly, but indicating its reality, its factuality, its actuality. Thank you all for reflecting upon this lesson. I thank you for creating the focus, the opportunity, the location and time for us to meet together. Once again I applaud your work in these gatherings of expressing your previous week's experiences with each of you. Sharing is like a nutrient that increases your spiritual health, for the feedback is encouraging as well as it can be correcting. By undertaking this agenda each week you spend as much time being a teacher for one another as you do being a student in relationship to ones like myself. I will leave now and wish you a good continued day's rotation.