2003-09-21-Self Criticism & Spiritual Garage Sale
Topic: Self Criticism & Spiritual Garage Sale
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
TR: Jill, Daniel Megow
Nebadonia (Jill TR): My children, how wondrous you are! I delight more than you can imagine in hearing your discussions, in hearing and seeing what true, devoted, children of your Father that you are.
Every expression of your life as you describe it, and which I have heard in your discussions this morning, has come from your loving understanding of your role as a child of God. When Father's children such as you who are grounded in understanding the loving brotherhood one to another, when that is at the base each time you reach out in friendship you are serving your Father exactly as He desires. You are living His will. It is the little everyday things each of you does each day that are His truest expression, for you reach out to one another without thinking about it, without analyzing it. You are being His will, and truly it is only when you are being that you can be in faith-service.
Listen not to the doubts in your mind; listen to the truth in your heart. Practice letting go of the doubts so that your mind can receive the truth. As you practice being motivated from the love in your heart, that love can move to your mind, and your mind, like your heart, will become all loving in its perceptions, all understanding, all accepting, all embracing. That, my children, is what you can look forward to, because you have made the conscious commitment to do the will of the Father and to be the will of the Father.
Jessona (Daniel): It is Jessona here, I greet you in love, and you are in my spiritual embrace.
Truly it is time to put aside the criticism of self primarily, for in those instances where you find criticism of others, it is because of a criticism that you feel in yourself. This is not to be taken that you should not critique yourself from time to time; this is a good practice in reflection, but it is time to put aside self criticism for not being perfect yet. None is. We can only grow in our perfection. It is the way of time and space; truly it is the purpose of time and space; continually growing, continually experiencing what is less than perfect so that you may make the choice to discover what is more perfect, what is Godlike.
As mortal children of the realm you have the greatest opportunity for experiencing this purposeful process of evolutionary growth. You as mortal children have opportunities that those of my order -- and indeed all orders serving in this universe, indeed, in the grand universe -- wish that they could have the opportunities of struggling to overcome the handicaps of material existence.
You have no capacity, really, to judge yourself without prejudice, for every experience in your very short lives has propelled you forward. Your human self remembers and recognizes the times in which you were less mature, less perfect, than you are now at this very moment. You can do nothing with the past but learn from it. You can do everything with the present to mold for the future. You have had no experiences in your lifetimes that have been valueless when you are able to look at them in the present and recognize the direction which each has steered you in. You are not here at this very moment in spite of your past; rather you are here because of it. See the beauty in that. Recognize that as a child must stumble and fall and skin their knees to learn to walk, to learn to run, to learn to explore, that your lessons are identical only from a slightly more mature perspective.
You have grown enormously in your maturity over the past few years, and you will continue to do so on up through the superuniverse. It is your destiny. Truly it is your gift. Allow your maturity to grow beyond the supposed need of criticizing your immaturity, for these moments of immaturity are what have been part of the earning of the greater maturity that you now possess.
The greatest thing about "now" is that at this moment you can go anywhere, do anything, be anything that you feel is loving and Godlike. Now is always a point to go forward from, and when you have your sights on the Father you cannot help but be going in the right direction.
Love yourselves; love one another. Be that love that the Father bathes you with. You are cherished children, all of you. We delight in you most heartily. Truly, watching your judgment of yourself does give us a good laugh, for we know you better than you know yourselves. This world is not without humor, and I enjoy very much my role here. Good day, dear ones. Carry on.
Elyon (Jill): Good morning, group. This is your brother/teacher Elyon. I am quite pleased to have Jill recognize my presence and be willing to transmit my message this morning.
As you know, my preferred way of teaching new insights and perceptions is to use analogies from your material world to help you perceive your spiritual growth. Our brother Tom has given the analogy for today's lesson.
He describes loving to be a seeker at garage sales. He describes with humor the furtive search for the treasure of the day. All of your brothers and sisters also seek furtively to discover the treasure of their Father just as at a garage sale you busily finger all of the treasures, pick them up, look at them from all sides to see if they have value for you. If you see value for you in it, you take it with you. Other items you look at and you don't see value for you, and so you leave that item for another. It is the same for your spiritual search to find the Father.
You need not judge whether your brothers and sisters are finding the right treasure from your perspective; you simply need in your search to explore all spiritual perceptions that have been offered on your earth through time, mentally pick up each concept, look at it up and down, sideways, in and out, and decide whether it has value to you in terms of knowing your Father.
As you go about your daily life be aware of what your brothers and sisters share with you, their spiritual treasures, their perceptions, their experiences of truth, beauty, and goodness, and take from their garage sale offering to you that which has meaning and value. Every "now" moment can be and is your spiritual garage sale. So, go forth each day excitedly seeking the treasures of the Father that He puts in front of you in your daily experience. Do so with the same zest and zeal with which you hop in your car on a Saturday morning and head for that advertised garage sale.
Have fun being a spiritual seeker. That is my message for today.