1999-01-21-Accepting Celestial Contact
Topic: Accepting Celestial Contact
Group: Pocatello TeaM
Daniel(Bill): Greetings. I am Daniel, your teacher, your friend, your fellow worker and your guide. Another week has passed and once again I am grateful for your presence, your dedication to spiritual growth and for your human company.
The notion that celestial contact is available to this planet is beginning to become more and more reasonable as the worldview of many people is undergoing significant change. An expansion of understanding, a greater tolerance for new ideas, and a willingness to embrace new experience is, in fact, occurring throughout this planet. The remotest parts of the earth have been discovered and are being integrated into a planet wide cosmology. The Internet, that has been developed recently with your technology, is a significant circuitry mechanism; and while it is based solely in mechanical, electrical circuitry, its function does, in some ways, parallel that of the circuitry which the spiritual connections occurring on this planet are enhancing.
Truth stands up to close examination. Never be afraid to examine that which you consider to be truth, for if it is riddled with error, you will be able to discern this. Also you will find, because of the imperfection of this evolutionary state of the Supreme, that truth will appear in places that you do not expect it to, that gems of truth shall be found in the midst of very muddy and dirty surroundings. It is wise to seek the good in every situation and in every person rather than fixate on that which is negative, or which you perceive as negative. Therefore, my friends, I am in favor of the process which you are engaged in and facilitate whenever you are tolerant and willing to hear another's point of view.
None of this discussion on my part should be taken as an endorsement of relativism, i.e., I am not saying that everyone's truth is equal and valid in terms of universe realities. But the universe is so constructed, and you as sentient, moral, free will choice beings are so constructed that when there is a sincere desire to seek truth, to do righteousness, to love goodness, and to value beauty, such an individual will invariably be given more truth. You see, it is not a matter of chance whether or not a person is able to experience spiritual growth. There are no limitations of culture, of circumstances, of bad childhoods or any other environmental condition which can prevent a normal minded individual, who so desires, from obtaining the pearl of great price, the Kingdom of Heaven within.
In conclusion, be not afraid of the mixture of truth and error which is inevitable, unavoidable, perfectly acceptable in the superuniverses of time and space. Remember, always, that there is directionality. We move from the partial to the complete, from the potential to the actual, from one level to a higher level until ultimately the Grand Universe shall be as replete in its perfection as is the Central Universe of eternal perfection.
And now, my brother Aaron has requested some time. One moment please.
Aaron(TR#2): Greetings, friends, I am Aaron, pleased to be present with you as usual. As I look to each of you and your lives presently, I see challenges on various scales. We have spoken in the past about your perspectives regarding the challenges in your lives. Today I would like to ask you how you feel when you are presented with a great challenge. Do you feel capable and adequate? Do you feel overwhelmed? Ken, I will begin with you today, my friend. Do you understand what I am asking of you?
Aaron: Do you, then, feel adequate to the challenges before you on a personal level?
Ken: You are going to make me think, aren't you? I don't know that I can answer that question. I am beginning to understand Him, and understand what I am being led to.
Aaron: And Pat, how do you feel when you are faced with challenges in your life?
Aaron: What about being challenged overwhelms you?
Aaron: When you can step back from the challenges and look at the circumstances, do you find that you are more capable of thinking when not directly faced with the challenge in front of you?
Pat: Can you say that again?
Aaron: When you can withdraw, when you step away, when you have time to collect your thoughts, when the "overwhelming sensation" leaves you, what sorts of thoughts go through your mind? Can you face a challenge better if it is not directly in front of you? For example, if you can take a "time out", go home for the day and then face the challenge again another day, do you feel better equipped to deal with the situation, whatever it may be?
Pat: Yes. I like to think about things for a while.
Pat: Well, I think I am certainly more aware. But I don't always remember or consult.
Aaron: I would address this further but would like to move on to another before returning to this, so I would ask you, Barbara, the same question about how you face challenges, what thoughts go through your mind, how you respond to situations.
Barbara: I face them better than I used to. I guess I don't pack all kinds of meaning on to challenges and crises that I used to in the past. By not doing that it is easier to see a little more clearly. And..........I have better resources, material resources and inner resources to deal with challenges. The challenges that would have created this dark despair don't do that anymore. Even the challenges that have occurred in the last few weeks, even with those challenges I am looking for.....not necessarily the meaning, but how that growth can occur in relationship to those challenges, my own growth, and the growth of the other people who are affected by it. I am not paralyzed anymore with the new resources that I have, like I used to be. That's about it.
Barbara: I think it is because of that relationship that I can cope with things better. I actually think now, looking back, that all of the things that have been major crises, total inability to cope, were spiritual issues that took a material form. I think that is why I can deal with them better now, because they wouldn't have the meaning that I used to tack on to them if I wasn't in some kind of spiritual crisis. I don't think I make a conscious effort to sit down and try to communicate, but I have a sense of Presence and awareness and connection, with Spirit, with internal resources, however....I guess it is a feeling more than a label thing. But I can call on that resource when I need it, and it is there.
Aaron: Virginia, my friend, the same question applies to you. How do you react when faced with challenges in your life today?
Virginia: I think, reflecting on the things that I have heard here from other people....I do believe that most of the challenges that I have are in relationships. I do believe that is a spiritual situation, experience. I do think it depends on the situation I am in as far as my reaction to it. Challenges with those people I feel have the same basic values I do are much easier to overcome and to solve, where relationships where there is a great divergence, it's much more difficult because I lack understanding, and they also lack understanding of me. The gulf does not seem to be able to be solved..the simple communication. So, I think I am very overwhelmed in those situations. When Ken said he could solve man made situations, I thought, "yeah". That really hit home because if it is something done for the classroom or fill out the forms, get the report cards done or clean the house, or have this done or that done, that's doesn't overwhelm me. I just get moving faster. But relationships is the big issue for me and probably always will be. I do think I have improved. I am much more open and honest with what I feel. Sometimes that can be dangerous, too. I don't know...........Did I answer your question?
Aaron: Yes, you did. I hear you, from my perspective, if I am correct, saying that you are comfortable dealing with challenges that you can control, where you can apply yourself and find results, and where the discomfort comes is when another personality is involved that has, perhaps, a different value system, or different sense of relating, such that understanding is harder to be found. Would you say that part of you feels very comfortable when you are understood? How important is it to you in your relationships with people that your intentions are understood completely?
Virginia: I think that is VERY important to me that motives might be understood on both sides. I think that is where misunderstanding occurs because motives and intentions are not always obvious. That's a very difficult thing because sometimes we do things and have a very good motive, as much as we know ourselves. But the other person only sees the results behaviors and puts other motives to that. I appreciate very much your summary of what I said. I think it is right on. I can control material things, things that are there, but I cannot, nor maybe I should not, try to control relationships. I am very comfortable when I feel people know me well enough to know my motives and understand me.
Aaron: One last question about how you factor in your communication with your Indwelling Spirit in these difficult challenges in relationships. How do you feel you are capable of understanding or communicating with your Spirit at these times?
Virginia: When I have my quiet time, which I do five out of seven days, sometimes more consistent than that,...when I have my quiet time, I do pray that I may be sensitive to direction, that I might be open to hear what I should be saying or doing or how I should be reacting...those kinds of things. But to confirm without question that there is this contact going on, I could not say that! I wish, I pray for that, but I don't...I could not confirm that that happens.
Aaron: Thank you Virginia. And Bill, Isaac, my friend?
Bill/Isaac: I've sat here and listened to everyone else and identified with parts or totals of everyone else's experience. I think it is fair to say that I have definitely improved in my overall reaction to challenging situations. Part of the improvement is due to a reinterpretation of the meaning of the challenge. Things that used to almost reflexively make me become anxious, angry, or guilty, I now have the experience of taking a distancing process mentally or spiritually where I re-evaluate the meaning that I have in the past attributed to those events by putting them in a larger perspective. I'll give an example.
I discovered that my car that I drive to school and use in hauling skis had been rather badly scratched by the skis that had been stood against it. My impulsive reaction was to fix the scratches because it annoyed me that my new car's paint job was scratched up. Years ago I would have saved up that frustration and gone home and drank a few extra glasses of whatever to get rid of that tension. That would have been one way of doing it. Another way of doing it, and what I thought this time, was to just go right down to the auto parts store and buy some fine grain cleaner and remove those scratches within the next hour!! What I decided to do was to let the stress go away. I actually came to two decisions. I would attempt to fix it when I had time at home. And two, if it didn't fix, it wasn't that important. So, I was able to do the first..I was able to get rid of most of the damage.
I had experienced that sense of being out of control. Something had happened that I didn't want. I wanted to take control back and fix it. This has been a big area of my response to challenge, to see the value in the concept of being serene about what I can't change, while at the same time being responsible for things I can change, with the wisdom to know the difference. I think as a result of my contact with my Indwelling Spirit which I attempt to maintain daily, either at a certain time or throughout the day, off and on, that contact, that enlightenment, that spiritual growth is probably the reason I have improved in that area. I haven't reached nearly the kind of serenity or contact with God that I desire. But I definitely can say that there has been progress. I guess that's it. I want to thank you for that very provocative question. I appreciate your questions very much.
Aaron: Thank you, Isaac, for your input.
I am grateful for your participation, all of you. It has been insightful not only to you but also to us, for we do like to see how your thought processes work, how aware you are of your actions and reactions, to what extent you can recognize progress and recognize possibilities for improvement.
The key for improvement is, of course, within you, your Indweller. This is your sounding board to the troubles and trials of you lives. God resides within you, giving you personality and His Spirit. To the extent that you are unable to cope with the challenges in your life, this signals periods of misadjustment with the Spirit residing within you. To some degree, all of you have this. It is a human condition. Misalignment with your Indwelling Spirit is more common than alignment, for the most part, when you are not a universally conscious citizen.
But as you become aligned, as you desire to become aligned, and begin to question and sort out and sort through the inherent spiritual possibilities within you, and as reflected outside of you in the thoughts and papers and recollections of others, you slowly begin to evolve a sense of soul consciousness. Soul consciousness does not mean that you have glided into perfection. Simply the desire to be aware, to be loving, to be kind and in tune with God does not make it so; but the desire does make way for progress. I think each of you are aware within yourselves of progress that you have made since you have become aware of the possibilities of spirituality that exist in this world at this time.
Our call today is for you to realize your progress. Find that assurance that you are more aligned today than you were in the past; and yet to realize that you can also most effectively deal with those situations when you are unbalanced or overwhelmed by trying to consciously seek guidance and attunement, even as you would here in a meeting with us. Awareness is the first step to correcting any misadjustment, misalignment, and therefor the process for each of you has begun toward becoming a more perfected universal citizen. Aeons await your journey, but decisions now signal your progress.
Group: Thank you, Aaron.
Minearisa: (Bill) I am Minearisa. Dear students, how proud I am of you all! I desire to communicate to you the progress that Aaron has alluded to in his closing statements. Yes, you have all made progress. And to the degree that it is conscious progress will that encouragement carry you forward. When your soul consciousness is apparent to you, as it will gradually dawn upon you in this perfection attainment ascension career, you will become more and more aware. Increased awareness will always characterize your ascension journey.
Go now to your separate homes and cherish that flame that burns within you of the great Mystery Monitor who lives in your superconscious mind. This Monitor is you true Self, who one day shall fuse with you so that you shall never again ever be separate from the will of God. Thank you for your attendance tonight. Good evening.
Unknown:(Bill) Enter the Kingdom as a child with the faith of the trust of this little one (name removed) Divine in her father's arms and you shall discover and are discovering that your faith and trust is never misplaced. Go now in peace, serenity, and satisfaction. Until we meet again, good evening, my children. You all do very well.