2009-01-18-Change, Joining Our Identity
Topic: Change, Joining Our Identity
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Teacher: Monjoronson, Lantarnek, LIGHT, Elyon
TR: Mark Rogers, Jonathan
Monjoronson (Mark TR): Greetings, I am Monjoronson here to join the stream of your conversation. I would like to play with one of the concepts offered here today, this idea of building a better world.
It is a common desire among the brotherhood of man right now to see some change, even to make some change happen, and there is great consideration given at this time as to what exactly it is one should or could do to facilitate this change, to promote this change, indeed to build this change that they would see or have. I would remind you that much of the foundation, much of the groundwork, necessary for such change to occur is done within, that is, you may use your own individual intentions to build such a foundation, to create such a framework, to prepare the grounds, for this more material aspect of the building of the future which surely will follow. Before there must be this material change there must be this individual change, this preparing of the changers in advance, and that is purely a personal and individual undertaking, for when you have been transformed within it is easy to be about the task of transforming your environment without to reflect the changes you have already encountered within. So there is a definite time and place for both the inner preparatory activities preparing the self to expand and change and grow and as well there is certainly the external opportunity to be in action in that form of service that is suitable to the material realm.
So it is with your planet. These changes you see in your ideal minds may not be outwardly imposed upon others by virtue of mandates, rules, or laws. They must come from within, even from the collective within, before they will be embraced, taken up, and made real in the lives of the collective. So while you consider all there is to be done in this future of making change, creating change, building change, then consider that there is homework to be done in advance so that the material manifestations of change may flow smoothly from the changes that have occurred individually within. Oftentimes it may not appear as though the two may be related, one appears to be so self oriented, even self centered. But having spent the time and discipline in the preparation, one may transform this preparation into the material manifestation of all that the homework doing has made possible.
I thank you for the opportunity to join your thought stream today once again. It is always a pleasure to commingle our thoughts, one of the forms of our manifestation together, just as we mingle our energy signatures, our personal presences together. I now step back to allow this forum to be used by others. Thank you.
Kathy: Earlier when we were thinking about health and healing for our world I had a picture of our world with a small flame of light and arrows coming from every direction toward it bringing in spiritual pressure on our world and this came to mind: “We are one. Health and healing for our world.” Then the phrase came to me, “We are the ones.”
Lantarnek (Jonathan): Lantarnek in attendance today. I salute you all. I will speak of joining our identity by use of the word “belonging”.
When you are in search of the spiritual family you are in longing to make the connection, to join the fellowship. Once you have identified yourself as a child of God, then you come to the state of belonging as in a membership. However, that word “membership” implies the ability to withdraw, to cease belonging. Those who have truly established their faith cross a boundary line from which there is no return, and that belonging is now of infinite duration. This is a faith that is fully assured, that is settled in its status.
But you know that while you have reached that level, your growth has not ceased, for that matter, it may have intensified in your grasp of higher realities. It may even have brought you tribulation as you wrestle with the great truths of the spiritual kingdom. But you have with you a persistence, for you know beyond doubt that a regress to former states is no longer an option.
You have another word: “Beware”. It is often used as in “be wary”, but I offer to you the interpretation, “Be aware”. You know that to practice swimming you must swim, that the practice is the act itself. As you seek to become more aware as a spiritual conscious citizen of this planet, simply be aware. There will be no time at which you attain awareness. As in swimming, just swim.
Those who function on this planet with an active spiritual consciousness are always looking with an eye for service and the spread of love and the elevation of other souls to that state of belonging and being aware. Some may ask, “But how do I attain this state of certainty and perspective?” I will use another word, “behave”. While the gifts of the kingdom of God are freely given, they must also be accepted, taken in, and owned. There is where your work upon your own being is focused, in the having of the qualities of a being of spiritual light, to take that which you perceive as a character trait of value and remove it from being an outward goal to being an inward attainment. Just like the practice of swimming, you will practice behaving until you be- have. You may not know the moment when you have switched from the effort to achieve to the achievement, but the mere act itself will bring about the reality.
There are many aspirants who diligently strive for higher levels of spirit being, of presence, of consciousness, and they work diligently that they may attain and recognize that goal. There comes a time when one of such undertakings must acknowledge attainment and accept the understanding. That is the true belonging. There are others who are flooded with an intense spiritual illumination and feel that they have been propelled into the family of God instantaneously but struggle with the change of character and the readaptation of lifestyle. This is the effort of behaving, not to conform but to become.
All your religions emphasize paying attention to your spiritual dimension, to the universal truths revealed and reexpressed in many forms that will assist you in your unfoldment. This is why we emphasize intention, for it focuses the mind with purpose and wakes you up to the greater context of all your efforts and actions.
To bring greater peace in this world all peoples will eventually attain the state of belonging, and the tendency to confront and challenge one another will cease to be warlike and will transform itself into cooperative, constructive solutions. Peace upon your planet is not to be everyone just like one another and therefore we are happy. It is a beautiful balance of contrasts in harmony in a loving, supportive association, as the image of the praying hands.
I make way for others. Thank you for your attention.
Light (Mark): And I make my way into this arena, I am Light here to work once again a little bit more with the theme of light.
You were offered the image of seeing your world with a small flame, a small light that has been ignited. In this season of creating warmth for yourselves, many of you can very well relate to the idea and the imagery of lighting a fire and how in the beginning stages it starts small and then fuel is added. You have all had the experience of expressing your intention to this material creation of fire that it be accelerated, and so you have used your vehicle and taken in a deep breath and focused your mouth to blow out this breath with your intention onto the coals that are igniting this fire. As a result you have witnessed the fire has been accelerated; the coals have been fanned by this intention of your being, and the elements necessary for this fire to burn have been altered by your very intention to add your own contribution to this equation of oxygen and fuel and flame. Right before your eyes this fire which would of its normal accord grow at its own rate has been accelerated by your desire that it be so and the application of your intention through your vehicle to make it so.
The process in seeing your world accelerated in this process of fueling these divine flames is very similar. It is quite possible for you to fan these flames with the very same intention and purpose that you would use in your material experience, to simply focus your being and channel the energies that you have command over and direct that each breath taken is a breath you intend to fan the flames of spiritual growth and awareness on your world. See this imagery in your mind’s eye and that you do indeed have a direct impact when you approach this situation with this intention and with this purpose to effect change. So it is that you may be a powerful force for the acceleration of what is a natural process by your very act of desiring to use yourself as a vehicle to cause this acceleration. Rally your intention and project it forward even with the breath even as you would to the coals. This intention will certainly fan the flames that you envision and that you can even feel the warmth and the glow of in the process.
One more chance to use light and to use the principle that you are already keenly aware of in the application and direction that your own physical being is suited to direct.
I am grateful as well for this opportunity to approach you with another image of light. Farewell and may your week be filled with light, love, and joy.
Elyon (Jonathan): This is Elyon inspired by Light’s address to you I offer also an image. You are aware of Jesus saying that when you light a lamp you do not put it under a basket but set it on a lamppost that the light may be freely spread. I will offer another tack to this image.
You are aware that there are things about you, so to speak, states of being, mannerisms, traits some of which you are able to adjust and modify or eliminate or those of which you can adopt and become. But there are other qualities that you will be frustrated with in not being able to alter, for they are a strict condition of your being on the level of life experience in which you are on this planet or by way of the biological configuration of your body. So you are required to live with and adjust to these inflexible conditions and qualities.
Let us return to the lamp underneath the basket. May I call this stillness? While you are under this basket, while you are feeling this caged-in condition by some quality you wish to remove that your light might shine, remember you can turn up the light, increase its luminosity to the point that its brilliance can go through every crack, every opening, in that basket, become so brilliant as to make the basket impossible to see. This is how you may live with those things about you which you may never remove: by turning up the light and obscuring it in the brilliance.