2004-12-19-Manifestation of Love
SE Idaho TeaM
December 19, 2004
LOVE and RELATIONSHIPS
Prayer by KLARIXISKA (Virginia):
Father-God, we thank you that whatever our need is, You are willing to meet that need. We need comfort; You are the comforter. We need healing; You are the One who heals. We need love; You are the one who loves. We need peace; You are the One who provides that. We need insight; You are the One who gives us that.
Our thanks tonight as we listen to the words of the unseen teachers, that we might have this insight for each being that is present in this home tonight. In the name of the Great One. Amen
DANIEL (Bob S.): This is Daniel, I greet you my friends, my colleagues, my fellow seekers of the truth, as provided to you by those of us who have volunteered for this time of correction.
My purpose tonight is to greet you all and introduce our speaker and the lesson for this evening. We have been amazed and delighted with the quality of questions, which you have asked and the depth of understanding your questions suggest. Tonight we have another lesson, and a different speaker will assume that responsibility. One moment please.
AARON (Bob D.): This is Aaron, greetings my friends. Let me preface my comments this evening with the awareness that we actually intend to deliver a three-part synthesis on love and the manifestation of love this evening.
I encourage your own reception; you contact personalities (TRs), such that you may be in the space if the need should arise for you to deliver part of the lesson this evening.
You have, many of you, heard it said "that love is the desire to do good to others," and yet you have also been told to "love yourself," an apparent contradiction. But in reality, there is a perspective here worth sharing that may be able to illuminate the concept of love tonight such that it is less romantic, less ownership oriented, and more of an intention and energy to do what is right.
Can one desire to do good to others—to themselves? And the answer is Yes. The statement does not say the desire to make one feel better, or the desire to solve another’s problems, but rather a desire to do good to others. Doing good can often be difficult in the sense that if one is proceeding in error, loving them is correcting them.
There is a fine difference between love-of-self and love-for-self. It should be realized that our encouragement to love yourself is not an attempt to inspire you, to "puff you up," such that you can have a false sense of glorification of self, but rather that you honor that Other within you, by truly attempting to do good.
The awareness that there are multiple aspects of your being comprised of a personality, an ego, and a divine monitor, allows you the opportunity to understand that doing good to yourself is the uplift of the higher, rather than false satisfaction of the lower.
To one who has lived a life with a strong sense of goodness and relationship, and wholeness from the nurturing of spirit as it manifests through the parents and the social climate, this person does not require a great degree of tutelage on loving one’s self. But on a world where the systems are broken and the patterns afford mixed messages constantly such that the vibrational level of most beings is agitated, this recognition of the basic love for one’s self is a foundation block to all other learning.
Once you recognize that you are worthy of God’s love, and you understand your rolE in that partnership within you, you will be able to more adequately apply the concept of desiring to do good to others in the world at large.
At this time, I will withdraw and allow another to speak. Thank you.
MINEARISA (Nancy): Greeting my dear friends and students, I am Minearsia, making my appearance among you verbally this evening. And I introduce you to Jedidiah, who desires an opportunity to debut his skills as a teacher this evening. I will return to close with the third part of the presentation. Jedidiah wishes to speak through his student and charge, if he is willing and able. Otherwise, alternatives are available.
JEDIDIAH (Ron): Good evening. My name is Jedidiah. Thank you for welcoming me and allowing me this opportunity to share with you, my brothers and sisters.
The understanding of love here on Urantia has been darkened by the word, for the love of the Father goes beyond a mere word of communication that you use. It is a love that will not prove totally understood while on Urantia, [but] I think will be understood as you progress on your journey.
And what you do for another you do for yourself, and what you do for yourself you do for another. You are all part of the whole. Love is not separated; love is not given in segments or pieces.
It is good for you to desire to continually seek the Father in your stillness time, to grow and to learn of this God that is so unimaginable to your mortal minds. The highest form of love that you can understand, while on Urantia, is seen by your Father, Michael, on his bestowal, and by giving up of yourself for the best, highest good of another.
Thank you for letting me share. Good evening.
MINEARISA (Nancy): Thank you Jedidiah for your wise words. And thank you Tobias for the great courage and willingness to be of service to Him whom we all serve at this great time in history, Michael, who has willed the reclamation of his worlds.
And so, my part in this discourse this evening is to address the manifestation of love upon Urantia, in this time, in this place, and in this group.
Many years ago now, I introduced the concept of relationship building, and discussed the reality of the totality of relationship. All that is, is in relationship. The quality and the understanding and knowledge of those relationships vary. And part of the curriculum is to better understand and develop these relationships.
Now, the first and fundamental relationship (relationships) is with God the Father, First Source and Center, Michael, and Mother Nebadonia. These relationships are developed through desire and through stillness.
The second most significant relationship is the relationship of yourself to yourself, and it is in this area that Aaron addressed the desire to do good to yourself, to grow and [to] become the likeness of the personality bestowed by the Father.
And then there are the myriad of other relationships, the relationships each of you have one to the other, the relationships that you have with your siblings, the relationship you have to your home, Urantia, and the environment, your roll within institutions, which become pseudo relationships.
Tonight we send you with an assignment: to consider yourself in this group, to consider your relationship to the group as an abstract, and to each individual within the group. Allow God’s will and the assistance of your cheerleaders and personal assistants to guide you in this assignment.
Ask yourself questions such as:
What value do I gain from my relationship to the group?
What value do I perceive in each of my relationships?
How might I enhance and further these relationships?
What could I bring that I am holding back?
Why do I hold these gifts back?
What could I reveal that would express the Father’s love?
And so forth.
Bob D.: Sounds like a lot of assignment. Just kidding.
MinearIsa: The pause is for Pam Ella to refocus, and my response of course is to be amused. These are merely suggestions of the type of question you might ask. I do not see pens and paper among you. I see no one busy scribbling notes. They are intended to be suggestive.
But this exercise is not limited to [an analysis of your relationship to] this group, although applied here. It is a first step in developing the ministry of relationship healing of your larger institutions of which this is a protected subset with the unified goal of knowing the Father and doing His will.
Are there question as to the intent of the assignment this week?
Ken: In other words you are asking us the purpose of life. (humor)
MinearIsa: My dear friend, it is somewhat more limited than that. Have fun.
Bob D: I like that phrase: the ministry of relationship healing, that’s an interesting use, it sounds like a noble endeavor. I certainly look forward to psychoanalyzing it. . .
MINEARISA: We look forward to a vibrant and lively discussion next time we meet.
Virginia: The phrase that stuck out in my mind is "what can you reveal that would heal that relationship?" The word that popped into my mind was vulnerability. Because, you know, to be vulnerable means that you really have revealed what you are.
MINEARISA: Good start my sister. (group comments) You might examine the reasons you pulled back. And so you might examine what it is you fear.
Virginia: Relationships (laughing). I’ll behave.
MINEARISA: As I understand it, you will behave tomorrow. (Group laughing)
Virginia: You know me too well Minearsia.
MINEARISA: You have stated this even in this group. Please stand, hold hands.
DANIEL(Bob S.): This is Daniel, let us be at prayer.
We reach out to the guardians of our universe in faith, in trust, in love. But seeking to discover more faith, more trust, more love, as we travel our individual paths to the Source of all that is. Go with these, my friends, my colleagues, and the staff this week, as we each attempt to grow spiritually. We open our hearts, our very beings to You, the Source of all that is knowing that in You lie our futures. Amen