Topic: Being Teachers
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Teacher: Machiventa, Elyon, Helen, Jessona, Nebadonia
TR: Sandy Montee, Gloria, Ginny
Machiventa (Sandy TR): This is Machiventa, and I do have suggestions.
Now that you are together I would like to bring across the idea that our group practice being a family and showing unconditional love to one another. This would be closer if each of you took a real interest in how the other members are doing in their personal lives as well as in the spiritual life. The burdens and fights for survival could be handled much easier if we could join together and help each other as a family unit. This exercise could bring about the idea of complete sisterhood and brotherhood. To be an example with your teachers at the steering wheel could bring deep emotional love for, first, your group members and after you have seen the miracles, take it on outside of your group.
To truly begin being teachers we must feel free to do and to ask of each other the truth of how each of you really feels and join together to applaud challenges and especially the happiness in your lives, much as you have been talking before I started to talk. The key word from us is brotherhood, and this can be taken beyond the existence of day by day chores and thoughts and silence, when you do know you should make that phone call because you know or you feel that the members of your group need to be in touch.
Brotherhood and sisterhood can be taken to great heights, but the foundation needs to be good living everyday, thoughts of the other person, just to do such things as make that phone call. Say: you are terribly busy, but I love you today and make the other feel so loved that the outside world really has trouble getting in front of your happiness.
This subject will be presented to you as a goal, not necessarily for yourselves, but for us, as it is a part of the mission that is loose, flapping in the breeze, not brought together, and it would take so little adjustment with each of you to become that strong family unit. I ask that you think about this, and now I will let others speak.
Helen (Gloria): I would like to do a small process. Sit quietly, clear your minds. Think peaceful thoughts. Take a piece of light from each of you, form a ball of light in the center of your circle. Take one of your strengths and put it in the ball of light. Enlarge the ball of light that has a strength from each one of you and expand the light out over the group. Have it filter down into each of you, and become aware of the feeling of the different strengths from each one coming in to you individually. This is a sharing process where one will have a strength which will be another's weakness, to help strengthen the bonds and help each other build your individual foundations with your strengths.
This week I want you to take the strength that you picked and build on it. As you feel your weaknesses come up, put them into this strength to build upon the weakness. This will allow you to see more of your strength and less of your weakness, to fill the gap that the weakness provides, to put the mortar in the dam so that it doesn't always feel like it is about to give way. You may want to write this strength on a piece of paper and attach it to your refrigerator or bathroom mirror to remind yourselves of this strength and the purpose of the lesson this week. You may even want to keep notes of the weaknesses that come up and your feelings of when you put the weakness into the strength, to notice how it is no longer weak. As you feel stronger you can add more strengths each day. But for this week I would ask that you work on one strength so that you can become familiar, intimate, with it, for many do not see their strengths, only their weaknesses. This will allow you to know that you have them.
Are there any questions?
Ginny: This week I was trying to use my intuition more. It turned out that what I thought was my intuition was an embarrassing, incorrect judgment. So, is intuition always correct? Please clarify between intuition and judgement.
Helen: Intuition is like a bright light, a light bulb that goes on. Sometimes it can be instantaneous and very quick. The clouding of the intuition by the ego can be like a veil worn over a hat, that is habit, and also the way you lived for so long, depending upon the ego to guide you through all matters of life, not realizing that there was another part of you that could give you definition, give you answers, give you clarity. When emotional matters are demanding attention, are ruling one's life at any particular time, the obsessing and dwelling on the emotion brings one into the ego for answers and brings cloudiness to the intuition. The intuition is giving answers; the ego is trying to muddy up the waters of the intuition. It comes out in a clarity that seems clear at the time but is not reality. This takes practice and time as with the lesson you just experienced.
In the experience you had you can see the cloudiness and the event as it unfolded by stepping outside of it as if you were watching a movie. You do not have to get involved in it again. But you can get another perspective, a clearer definition of discernment on what side outweighed the other when you were determining your answers, determining your reality, your clarity. You can look at it as a scale with the weights on each side. Which side is heavier? Which side is giving you answers? The intuition on one side, the illusion - if you want to call it that - of the ego on the other was not allowing the clarity, not allowing the time. Attempt to go into the intuitive part of your mind, of your being, and stick there a greater length of time than staying in the obsessing, dwelling part of the ego.
It becomes like a battle being waged between the two when you are aware that you have this intuitive part that can bring crystal clear answers. The more you attempt to go into the intuitive, the more the ego is going to rally and attempt to take over because what it sees is through its own perception which, as you have found out, is not always so. It takes a fine tuning and practice to get to know your intuition, learn to value it and learn to love the ego but not allow it to take over. It can become like a small child; it takes discipline with love in that you have to put it in its place and go to your intuition, your crystal clear thinking, your Thought Adjuster, your voice within to give you that clarity. The ego has to be quiet in order to allow this. Then you will be able to come to a point of being able to hear that voice within. Be aware that the ego is doing its dance but do not become more involved with the dance of the ego than the clarity of the intuition. Does this help?
Ginny: Yes, thank you.
Helen: We have plans to further the depth of these lessons in that you will be able to open to each other as you now open to the teachers. When one wants to send another an idea through the unconditional love, this is putting aside all control, all issues of what you think the other one should do. When you are truly trying to help your brother or sister through unconditional love, and you are seeking answers from the Father, from the voice within, you will be able to send this insight to your brother and sister, and they will be able to receive it. These openings will be one of the things we will want to work with in the future in lessons to come. For now when you feel one of your strengths come up, as you work on this one strength this week, we would ask that you send that strength out to each other in this manner. In that way each can collect these strengths from the other, for each one is so different and unique and complicated in their own mechanisms that you can give understanding and definition to each other through this kind of unconditional love. That puts you outside of yourself in what you think you need to do, should do, for them or what you think they should be doing. It will be coming directly from the pureness of your heart, and your intent will be through the will of the Father. If you don't understand this, that is completely understood, for it is, in itself, a learning process that you go through in your ascension to understand the will of the Father. But anywhere that you can start is most rewarding to do it with the clarity of the pureness when you are asking for answers for each other and sending this gift of your own intuitive answers to them.
Thank you. This is Helen. I came through before, and I have been assigned to your group to give some of these lessons. I am working with Malvantra. We work together on compiling things. I am going to be delivering a few of them along with his assistance. Thank you very much for your time today. You are all lights, I must say. I must add also that when you think your lights have gone out, they never completely go out. Where you stand they might become dim, but they are not extinguished anymore and can be completely brought back to their fullness.
Group: Thank you, welcome to our group.
Gloria: I've been reading about the mind, that it is located in the heart center. When we go behind the eyes to find the center and meditate there, I find the center is no longer there but has expanded way out. So, through my practice of doing this is it a natural expansion? Am I going more to the center of my being whereas before I was going behind my eyes to get focused? My center is becoming larger, right?
You are correct in your understanding of mind and heart, as you are also aware that even the Father's Fragment does not reside in any specific location in your body. We have spoken of the behind-the-eyes in the past and also of the notion of the son of man and Son of God being two aspects of yourself. And I illustrate that these two aspects are much like an hourglass. As you work upon your human nature you are behaving like a son of man and making the effort to attain the Father. The human side of your being tends to locate those aspects of itself that are intangible in some concrete location, for it brings the physical focus.
When you are exhausted from your efforts to rise, to ascend, to become cosmically aware, also take time to be the Son of God and reveal the life within you. Let it pour down from the upper half of the hourglass into your human nature to be shared. Where the two halves meet is the heart and mind. In one sense this juncture appears tiny, but as you have asked, it is the great opening. The connection between these two realms of your being is really of no actual size; it incorporates the dimensions of both halves. It is from this intersection that you view the great expanse in each direction. This is the enormity you sense. There is a depth to your human origins that you as a race have yet to understand. You have a better understanding of your spiritual destiny than you do your genetic legacy.
Gloria: Yes, it helped a lot.
Another questions concerns addictions and food cravings. Ham addressed this well and helped a lot. To turn it over is difficult because it takes complete sincerity. The craving is so strong; I am sincere, yet cravings lessen the sincerity. Also am I understanding the light in that my light can adjust my blood sugar and reprogram my body and mind if I would just allow it to happen and not get so caught up in craving? Instead, if I crave the light and the Father, I would be adjusting the craving.
Elyon: You are making progress in your understanding as I witness your expression here. I would return to the hourglass analogy. The cravings you experience that have negative repercussions are much like the glass where the sand has completely fallen to the bottom, and now you are craving the movement. Turn the glass over and let the, as you have said, light pour back into your being. It is the dynamics of spirit that fulfills. When you are bottom-heavy in your son of man dimension, the cravings can lead to poor habits. This is the time to rotate and then become top-heavy with your spirit dimension. The movement itself of light and love, of truth awareness, will clear you of the negative outworking.
Craving itself is not a thing to remove from your being, for it is a signal of a need. It is what your Thought Adjuster relies upon in order to minister to you. It is a loud form of asking. It is when you focus toward solution, fulfillment of the craving, that you are either entering into a stumble or beginning to receive a higher standing for yourself.
Does this help?
Gloria: Okay, good. Thank you very much. I always wanted an hourglass figure!
Elyon: I would close my little presentation by making one last point, and that is the significance of the hourglass lies in the entire space within it. There is no membrane that separates your God-aspect and your man-aspect. It is as one in closure. The imagery of the pinch in the center is in order that we may present truths that may be edifying, which is part of your entire being. Thank you.
Gloria: Thank you. That was good.
Tom: I'd like to ask Jessona if she has any comments.
Jessona (Gloria): The reward in the risking is so much greater than the unfulfillment in sitting on the stool. Cast your love out as a large fishnet, not so much to bring in huge catches but to allow it to go where it is needed. Do not try so much to direct it by influence, but allow it to filter out where it is needed. Know that the love is being taken by special messengers and that you do not have to weigh heavily with the responsibility of doing that.
Nebadonia (Ginny): Each of you has somewhat of a difficulty with allowing your reaching out to have its own flow. In your service of our Father each effort that is made is a most glorious one. In this season of growth and rebirth the image of the seed is a good one to use in understanding your efforts at service, that each effort that you make toward sharing the light of our Father will have different reactions in accordance with where each soul is in its growth. The image of a plant is a good one for it becomes a plant through many, many stages of growth, the first one being the seed, only after the ground had been prepared to receive it. That may be all that you are to do. Some other's efforts may be responsible for nurturing the soil so that the seed may grow.
Someone else may be responsible for nourishing the plant so that it may grow further, developing leaves, stem, roots. Only after a successive series of events can the plant grow to maturity. That is the law of evolution. Be assured that every effort that you make toward sharing the love of our Father is of tremendous importance in our mission. Do not so much dwell on whether or not you have succeeded, but in your assurance that no loving intention of yours, is ever lost.
We too must be patient with our progress with each of you as you must be with those whom you serve. Allow your light to shine, and we will take care of the rest. We congratulate each of you who makes efforts to allow your light to become brighter and is trying to lessen the impact of ego. We are pleased at all your efforts in your intention to serve. You all are tremendous lights in this hour of need.
This is your loving mother Nebadonia.
Jonathan: I have this image of how Michael would plant his seeds and, as The Urantia Book says, he never followed up. His trust was so complete in the Father's ministry he could continue on, as you encouraged us to with the idea of gardening. I tend to "finish everything on my plate." In light of Machiventa's comments on family, if we all partake family-style from the same bowl we can do our part and let others do their parts, as well. From that perspective I don't have to feel like I have to complete the entire task; I am part of a bigger family that works together. Reflecting on that and finding out that it is you, Nebadonia, who is speaking, I feel great connection to that family knowing that you are our source of mind and the very presence of Nebadon that we are all part of. Thank you.