1995-02-12-A Man Named Van

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Topic: A Man Named Van

Group: Tallahassee TeaM

Facilitators

Teacher: Immoni, Alfonso, Vereena, Ambrose, & Will

TR: Unknown

Session 1

Opening

Seekers

Immoni: Greetings fellow sojourners. I am called Immoni. I am visiting your small group this evening in the hope that I may lend my spirit fragrance to yours, that we may all better discern the Father's will for us. I hope one day to have students of my own and so it helps me to be able to sit amongst you. There is indeed much afoot upon your world that is not yet discernible. Much of the Father's plan is still yet hidden from view. You are quickly approaching a junction where more will become visible, and your understanding will be greater than it now is. Know always that He who leads you, knows what He is about. Trust in Him. Utilize the time you have during your day to seek Him, His strength. What He would give to you, if you would but seek! It is through this mechanism of conscious contact with your indwelling fragment that you yourselves become upstepped, that you yourselves become a clearer vessel through which the Father will minister to this world. That is all I have to say. I would thank you for listening to me so attentively. Stay always in His light, and know how much you are appreciated by all who minister to this world, and beyond. Shalom.

All: Shalom

Lesson

Perception, Celestial Contact

Alfonso: Greetings, this is Alfonso. I'd like to speak tonight about the perception of the spiritual realms. Each of you lives in the material world, as such, you are most conscious of things you can see and feel, smell and touch. Spiritual is spoken of regularly and yet for most people on this planet, it is a conceptual reality only. It cannot be seen, or experienced with your senses, so how is it that you are able to connect with this, or even determine that such a realm exists? Most people can believe this other dimension exists through faith, some intuitively feel its existence, some are sensitive enough and willing enough to daily attempt to permit energy from the universal circuits to intersect with their consciousness through the stillness practice. Much of the celestial hierarchies are interacting daily with those on this planet, either attempting to arrange opportunities for lessons and growth or watching over those who are experiencing this life.

If you can but take the first step in faith, that there are celestial personalities who are concerned with your well being, and who are available to assist in your path, and if you can daily find time to spend some time in reflective meditation, then you are likely to be able to use these methods to stay conscious of the spiritual aspects of this life. And if you can keep them in the forefront of your mind, then as you walk through your day, you can see where they intersect with the material life, and add value to those things that would otherwise be merely an accumulation of experiences or assets. And it is in this accumulation of spiritual values through your daily encounters, that you can more and more understand the reason for this first phase of your existence, and you can react from a different perspective.

It is true that you cannot presently recognize any celestial realm personalities other than in extraordinary circumstances during your material life. That is why you're known as agondonters. But it is also true that many people hold tight the belief that there are such beings and daily communicate with them, whether they hear them or merely speak to them in prayer. And so, there is a consciousness about this planet regarding these spiritual realms and hopefully there will be more and more who can accept the possibility of such interactions. When that occurs, we will be close to an attitude change which can propel this planet that much closer to a collective consciousness that will lead you and your planet to Light and Life. It is your job to personally, take that faith step, to personally, reach for that attitude, that good natured attitude and hopefully as time goes by you too, will be more and more able to discern the spiritual within the material, and if you can, it will certainly enrich your life experience. That is all for tonight. I leave you. shalom.

All: Shalom. Thank you Alfonso.

Vereena: This is the teacher Vereena. I don't have much to say because I do not have a firm hold on my channel; more will be coming within our mission in the future. So we will all keep trying. That's all I can do for now. Good-bye.

All: Thank you Vereena.

Commitment

Ambrose: Greetings, it is I Ambrose, he who loves you. When first we begin to seek the Father's will for us, we step out in strange and unfamiliar territory. At first we are not used to seeking another's will, we have been so used to seeking our own. And so it takes perseverance, as well as a strong solid commitment. It takes daily seeking in order to strengthen this new purpose one has taken on. Each time you seek the Father within, ask Him for His guidance, accepting and appreciating His love, and asking to know His will in our life, each time we do this, strengthens that connection with He who resides within each of us. It is not an easy task, but what comes easy is so often not of value. We would do your work for you, if we but could, but we understand it must be a personal choice, it must be a whole hearted commitment from you to your Father who loves you. He will not take from you what He is not given freely. Open your hearts and find Him, my dear ones, know that He is there. Embrace each new day filled with His light and end it the same, allowing Him to bathe each experience with His love and the spiritual food that you so need, to follow in His steps. I leave you now, with my love and appreciation for your attentiveness to my words. Shalom.

All: Shalom.

Session 2

  • Evening meeting

Opening

Will: The love of God surrounds us, the love of God enfolds us, the power of God supports us. Wherever we gather, He is.

Lesson

Preparation, Change

Good evening, this is your teacher Will, who loves you.

Once there was a man named Van, who gathered mortals around him and withstood the sophistries of the rebellious leaders. And the people were asked to construct through manual labor, a garden, for which Adam and Eve or creatures like them, would be resident for the upliftment of this planet. And for many years the work continued, until there came a time when there was some doubt as to the veracity of the project and the reality of the coming of Adam and Eve. The people who had followed these suggestions for many years, became disillusioned at times, some dropped out, and were replaced by younger members of the tribe. And yet, in the end, their patience was rewarded, and their efforts did not go for naught. For in the end, Adam and Eve, indeed, arrived and surveyed the garden, and found it to be a good start.

Today, you have been asked not to dig gardens or to take on physical work, but instead, to prepare yourselves, both with individual study, and in personal relationship with the Father. And while this process has been ongoing for some time from your perspective, it is yet to rise to the level of the commitment given by those building the garden, for instance. And yet, in today's society where people are conditioned to expect immediate gratification from their efforts, and to see immediate results from their exercise, it can also be disillusion(ing) at times, when such results are not immediately ascertainable. And yet I say to you all, we have not asked to disrupt your lives, except for our continued request that you take ten minutes a day to commune with the Father. In fact we have asked each of you to continue in your life path, except with one modification, your own personal perspective. We've asked you to change that perspective, and of course by doing so, to change your entire life, not outwardly, but inwardly. So on one hand, you have not changed, but on the other hand we have asked you to change very much, and to become conduits for the Father's love, vehicles for the message we attempt to impart, and be forward ranks of the next wave of workers to help and assist in changing the attitude of a planet so in need and so bereft of the kind of love that normal planets feel daily. Yes, we've asked a lot of you, and yet it is hard at times to see the results, especially on a day to day basis. But this week I would ask that each of you stop, and reflect a bit on where you were three and a half years ago, and where you are today, and the events that have occurred to you within that time period, or that you have witnessed that do indicate that something is happening, if they show, that you have made a difference to those you've encountered, and how you deal with people. I think each of you will find without exception, that you have all changed, that you have all touched those that you have chanced to meet, and that yes, you have all made a difference.

We applaud your discussions and your problem solving between you; another sign of your advancement. Certainly we never speak poorly of reading The Urantia Book and would encourage you to do so. And of course each of you, even as we sit today, is well equipped to go forth, even if you were to receive no further celestial communication. And we encourage each of you to take that step, that faith step that is necessary to extend your spirit influence to those who are marginally in your world today. Touch them. Let them feel what you feel. It's not easy in a material world, a rebellion torn material world to feel the love of the Father at times, but you can do it for Him. You can be there for Him and we ask that each of you do so. So when you doubt, stop, and take a deep breath and reflect for a time, and I think you'll find that indeed, you are doing something here. And we would like you to continue. We would like you to continue to step forth in faith and follow the highest path, the path with the most love in it.

Closing

Thank you for this time together tonight, and I look forward to talking to you again in two weeks. Shalom.

All: Shalom. Thank you Will.