1998-03-15-Your Own Garden
Topic: Your Own Garden
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
TR: Jonathan, Mark Rogers, Mary Rogers
Daniel (Jonathan TR): Good morning to you all. I am Daniel. I am here to open this session with a few comments about healing, for there are a few who would like to follow after me with their insights and encouragement for you.
I have lived in human form, as you know, and was an accomplished physician. Elyon, your instructor, has relayed to you that he is not assigned in the work of healing. I am so assigned and can be of assistance to you, for my training is both from the physical world experience and morontia attained. I am aware of your compatriot who is physically ailing, and we, through our associated Life Carriers and midwayers, will do our part to assist you in realizing your hopes and prayers for this individual. It is my pleasure to be in attendance today, and I will remain here on call.
Solonia (Mark): I would come among you today if I were but given voice. This is the Voice in the Garden, Solonia. I would encourage you to view yourselves as being in your own garden. You have been given very much instruction as to your place within your garden. You have been provided with much insight as to your position to each other and to those around you. You have, in a sense, been given your mandates to be about the Father's business as well as your instruction as to how to accomplish this. You, in a very real sense, are similar to our Material Sons and Daughters in that you have before you a great challenge; you have much assistance on the other side to come to your aid; you have been given perspective on the operation at hand and details on the mandate that has been issued. You have before you your own unique set of obstacles to overcome for this challenge. Just as Adam and Eve were presented with a variety of challenges, you now have before you your own set of challenges. You have my presence as Adam and Eve enjoyed, as well as the counsel of numerous other personalities all desiring to be of benefit to you. I desire you to examine your particular set of challenges, see clearly what are your obstacles to overcoming this long term plan and, in assessing, your situation for what it is, attempt to determine what methods you have at your disposal to overcome these obstacles, if not to assault directly, perhaps to maneuver around. What can be done to further our cause, to pave our road? As you are aware, this is a long term event.
There have been many changes on your planet, and I have witnessed many new ages come to your world. This is but another in a long set of developments. We must look afresh at our circumstances, at what we have going for us in our new garden and ways we can be about our business together. I offer you the assurance that there is great support on our side for your endeavors, and we will most joyfully offer assistance, should you desire to engage us.
Part of the process in bringing about these correcting times is the more unbroken communion between yourself and your Father Fragment. As a personality, I am only here as an assistant while you discover your more clear, direct link to your Father Fragment. Those who are in my capacity are ever willing to assist you in these material/morontial transitions. The most pure form of guidance you can solicit is through communion with your fragment within. In lieu of this direct communion, we offer you our assistance to guide you in that direction.
Minearsa (Jonathan): I also greet you; I am Minearsa, and I have traveled here with Daniel to visit your group, to share with you once again, as I have attended functions with you in the past. I would further elucidate Solonia's comments with this notion:
You are all diligently seeking spiritual improvement, and you are willing to work with all the teachers and with us, the Melchizedeks, in order to grow more effectively and to serve more effectively. This is beautiful for us to behold. You are also gaining an introductory lesson in political science of the celestial government, for what you experience in the course of your meetings is a glimpse at the overall orchestration and management of not only a world but a system of worlds and as much the operations of an entire universe when confronted with the difficult task of reintegrating one of its sectors into the working whole. Meetings such as today are much like town hall where you work on local issues and problems. I would underline Solonia's comments about the inner fragment by using the image that this indwelling presence is much like the White House president in your own personal life. In a community sense, the White House is held by Michael. We teachers are like senators and congressmen. When in doubt as to our efforts at improving your conditions, whether on your world or in this system, we do always seek for Michael's or the Father's approval or veto.
We have elected and have been elected to be part of this program here on Urantia. But as events such as have taken place in Satania happen very rarely in the universe, we gain much in the educational sense from the activities that are taking place at this point in your evolution. You might consider us like the National Guard attending to a natural disaster. I assure you that you are all recognized as upstanding citizens and as valuable voters when it comes to determining the actions that must follow in the course of the events that are being undertaken at this time with you who have joined this correcting effort.
I have finished my comments, and I thank you.
Lester: Lester here, in passing. Don't let Minearsa scare you about natural disasters, for you know that after a great storm the beach is full of many shells which can be turned into beautiful works of art. You know this is possible, to create beauty out of wreckage. I know it is possible, for I am a very good example of that. Take care.
Tom: Jessona last week spoke of relationship having to do with healing. The faith aspect is between you and the Father. Within the brotherhood, morontial and mortal, is where other areas of healing can be explored. Can you speak more on that, please?
Jessona (Mary): I will speak. There are many levels of functioning within relationships. There are many levels of functioning within the overall being of God. As relates to the relationship between creatures, beings, amongst each other there are also various levels of functioning. Healing can refer to a number of different levels, as you are aware. Healing can occur on a physical level; healing can occur on the emotional level. On the spiritual level of healing it is more between an individual and God or divinity. When you experience spiritual healing it is in relation to God. Yet the healing that occurs amongst the fellowship is more on the emotional or physical level.
Mary: I am searching for clarification on this idea. I would be pleased to interact with other teachers if you have input that would help me clarify the idea I was getting concerning Tom's question.
I am getting the idea that as a human being you have these physical, emotional, and spiritual levels acting between us, and striking a balance amongst them is difficult and important. Sometimes the lack of balance can create the need or desire for healing. Bringing balance to one aspect; physical, emotional, or spiritual; can help heal the whole. For a person desiring to function as a healer, it is not always easy to determine what exactly is out of balance. As a healer in relationship to a fellow, it would be wise to seek not just one form of healing, not just to seek for physical healing or just emotional or spiritual healing, but to ask God to illuminate the necessary balance that needs to be struck for that particular individual to progress on their unique path.
Jessona (Jonathan): I would draw a comparison to an understanding you have from your training manual. You are informed of the orientation of the Thought Adjuster, that your spiritual well-being and advancement is the preoccupation of this Adjuster. You also know . ... who are not within you but around you. These attendants are working with the facets, the dimensions, the levels of your life, those physical, emotional, mental, and event levels. They do so hoping to cultivate conditions that your Father's inner presence can amplify and adjust for your spiritual welfare. Brotherly forms of healing effort are similar to these external spiritual beings and forces.
One of your own associates even now is involved in a larger picture of healing for your friend, even though the act seems small and insignificant. It is a factor in the comprehensive healing effort. It is the way we can extend our hands into the affairs of mankind. Since we work from the outside, we need you to work with us. As you know that you can supply favorable conditions for growth, so can you supply favorable conditions for healing. Therefore if you are unsure what technique you can utilize to directly heal, be certain to at least foster the conditions that are favorable for healing to occur.
Aaron: I can't help it, guys. I've got to get one in here. This is Aaron. I greet you, and I love you dearly. I miss being in attendance with you, but I am most pleased with your progress and your willing work with the teachers in this locality. I thank you, Jonathan, for voicing this for me.
Mark: It's good to hear from you, Aaron, as it is good to hear from all the teachers who mean so much to us.