2004-05-24-Acceptance of Others
Topic: Acceptance of Others
Group: Arcadia TeaM
TR: George B.
JarEl: TR, George. Good evening, it is I, your teacher, JarEl. I am very glad to be among you once again. I was listening in on your conversations and I found it quite pleasant. This is the brotherhood that I try to give to you always, the interaction that you had. It was a very pleasant and peaceful interaction that all people of the world should have. It would be truly revolutionary if the leaders of your world would sit down and have a pleasant conversation. What you discovered tonight is that no matter where you came from, or your roots, you all have something in common.
You all have something that binds you together. This common ground allows you to communicate with one another, to share your lives, your memories or current events. There is not much difference between you; you all have families, jobs and mortgages. You all have children who you care for. You will find that most of the time there are more things in common then there are things which separate us. The separation only comes from different ideas, different ways of thinking, there is no real separation. It is only in the minds of individuals in which separation occurs. When you allow yourself to open up like this, you invite unity and community.
You invite your Thought Adjusters to communicate with one another which enhances your own experience. Being sociable brings many rewards. Allowing yourself to be open to conversations and interactions with your neighbors expands your own knowledge. I am very glad that you have taken the time to meet with one another. By this point you have become quite familiar with one another.
However, if a complete stranger comes into your life, would you be so willing to accept them? Would you be so willing to open your arms and allow this person to enter your lives and your community. Let's say that this stranger is not from your world but from some other part of the universe, and he looks like a spider. What would be your first reaction, what would be your attitude towards this individual? Especially if he is so different from anything that you have ever seen?
Most people would react in fear and that fear would give way towards other unwanted emotions. Fear most of the time is a natural purely human emotion which all of you are quite familiar with. Fear is something that we try to move you away from. Fear is something unwanted in the universe. However it still remains a fact that you are unfamiliar with much of the universe. Much of what the universe is, quite frankly, will frighten you, for you have no idea how to react towards it. We try to prepare you as much as we can, but ultimately we cannot prepare you for much of what the universe brings.
The preparation that I would like all of you to have is something that you will ultimately have to work out for yourself. The preparation I speak of is the elimination of fear altogether. If you leave this world fearless you will do much better in the universe. For you will arrive on the shores of Mansonia with the attitude of a child, with wondering eyes and a joyful heart, fearless of what awaits you.
If I ask anything of you, it is that you lose all of your fear, that you do away with your purely human instinct and reach out towards a more highly-elevated spiritualized attitude. Many may argue that fear is necessary but I have the advantage point from years of experience and never have I felt that fear was ever useful for me. Neither do I see it useful for you. Many times do I see it hinder you and stop you from the things you want, from the things that you should do. In this small community of yours, you have lost all fear because you trust one another and you have complete knowledge of each person's intention.
The goal is to have the same attitude outside of this room. Wouldn't it be wonderful to walk into a room and meet a complete stranger and embrace him as a brother without any doubts of his intention or motive? Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was like that with everyone, if you could be like that towards everyone? But most of the time you stop yourself because of doubt, because of fear and lack of knowledge. You don't think you know that person well enough to be as friendly as you would otherwise with your friends. So little by little you begin to build a wall between you and others because of this lack of trust.
Pretty soon you live in a world of strangers where everyone you meet is a stranger and no one is trustworthy. This, frankly, is not a world in which I would like to live. So if we can change our attitudes, where we lose all fear and lose all doubts, we will open ourselves up to a deeper and spiritualized interaction. Do any of you have any questions?
Donna: JarEl, you said something about "what if we met a stranger that looked like a spider", did I hear you correctly?
JarEl: TR, George. Yes.
Donna: Ok, but on this planet, of course where we have seen spiders as insects and they are usually poisonous or something that could be dangerous to us humans, we would be conditioned to recoil at something like that. I thought that The Urantia Book spoke of most mortals on other planets being up-right bipeds. Even though, of course there may be a lot of variation on how other mortals would look, I thought there was sort a of a pattern. Could you expound on that?
JarEl: TR, George. Yes Donna, I was illustrating an extreme type of human, in which it would be a tremendous challenge for you to accept. It would be more acceptable for you to accept another type of mortal who looks much like you, however, your first reaction to a human who looked like a spider would be fear. Donna: Correct.
JarEl: TR, George. That was what I was trying to get at.
Donna: Ok. JarEl: TR, George. It is simply not enough to think that there are hundreds of thousands of other species in our universe and they are all God's children. This is a realization which you have to completely accept. The moment that you become challenged by another of God's children, this challenge will be hard to overcome if you let fear into your heart. If you do away with fear and open up your heart to whatever God has in store for you, then your life and your world will be much better. I only illustrated the extremes of a spider type of mortal to initially get that reaction of fear out of you. Larry: Well it worked.
JarEl: TR, George. As I knew it would.
Donna: Ok, JarEl, thank you, I was thinking.....well for an example, if I knew that this spider-like mortal was from another planet or something, then I would assume that it was a child of God. If I knew that, then I could just observe and get to know it better. However, even on this planet not everything coming from this planet is a mortal, we have animals here, but if I could see it come in a spaceship and it flew the spaceship, I would be curious enough to observe. Norman: That it has intelligence?
Donna: Exactly, that is what I am trying to say.
JarEl: TR, George. But the challenge still remains, even after you have initial communication with this other-worldly human being, you will still find it hard to accept the way he or she looks.
Larry: We have trouble accepting all the races on this world, so what are we going to do when we get to the Mansion Worlds where there are many more different races?
JarEl: TR, George. Yes, the root cause of it is fear. Now if you learn how to do away with your fear while you are on this world, you will have a much better time on the Mansion Worlds. Are there any more questions?
Lucille: Fear is also a fear of the unknown, if we have more education would that not do away with the fear?
JarEl: TR, George. That is very true Lucille, that is why we participate in this Teaching Mission, to bring you knowledge, to enlighten you and to help you to ease away from the fear. Much of what I tell you and that you know of your life after this world has brought much peace to your heart, because you know now that you will survive and see your relatives who have gone before you. This, for most people, has done away with much fear, for they no longer fear the unknown or life after death. There is so much more to learn from the universe which is beyond these lessons. These things you will soon learn when you arrive on the Mansion Worlds. The fears that you all have and the fears that we try to do away with are very basic in their nature and they don't go beyond your mortal life. We focus on those types of fears and, quite frankly, we are doing a very good job. I know that all of you in this room no longer fear death.
Are there anymore questions? Are there any other teachers who would like to speak? Like always I truly enjoyed our time together and I hope to see you next time. All: Thank you JarEl.