2009-02-22-Loyalty

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Topic: Loyalty

Group: SE Idaho TeaM

Facilitators

Teacher: Daniel, Klarixiska

TR: PamElla

Session

Opening

PRAYER: Father, Mother, all that are with us here tonight pray that You would open our minds and hearts and inspire us to be better people. Inspire us to show the Fruits of the Spirit to those people that we come in contact with. Pray, dear God, that You would guide and direct each one here as we try to do Your Will each day. Amen

DANIEL: Greetings, loyal friends. This is Daniel, your guide, friend and teacher, delighted to share this time with you, smiling upon you, beaming in my delight. Friends, colleagues, dear students, I, Daniel, and we your teachers, do so enjoy your interactions, but primarily this evening I am beaming because of your heartfelt response to the lessons of last time. We have observed the deep recognition of the lessons that were communicated, we believe we “got through”. When we experience/observe those jumps in understanding we are delighted. As teachers we are reinforced when our students proceed up that learning curve. And so I beam.

Tonight we have decided to take our cue from you. We look forward to a deepening discussion next time of the material in the Urantia book, but tonight we will take our cue from the brief discussion of loyalty that took place towards the end of your discussion period.

Lesson

Yes, indeed, is loyalty a difficult concept on this rebellion planet, for you have had eons upon eons of leaders who did not deserve your loyalty. And, yet, it is built within your animal mechanism to be loyal, to have leaders to look up to on many planes. In the larger spiritual plane, you are encoded to seek the Father, to be loyal to the Father and to the planetary government. And, yet, your planetary government was disloyal to the Father setting up the deepest of contradictions. Your tribal leaders, national leaders, economic leaders have been disloyal to their obligations making it unreasonable to be loyal to them. Within the family unit the female gender has for generation, after generation, after generation been diminished, dishonored, at times treated as little more than a slave, thereby making it unreasonable to express the type of complimentary loyalty that God intended. And, so, you, children of rebellion, struggle. You are coded for loyalty. You long to be loyal. You long to receive loyalty. You find yourselves in situations time-after-time where your loyalty is either betrayed or shown to be foolish, and so you struggle.

Tonight I will keep it simple: be loyal to the stillness; be loyal to developing quality time with the Father; be loyal to an open heart; be loyal to setting aside judgment, and you will be shown where and when and how and to what degree to apply your loyalty.

And now with this introduction to the reasons that loyalty is an issue and with my simple approach to correcting this area of dysfunction and concern, I would welcome your interaction, your comments, your questions that we might have a discussion and further flush out that which would be helpful to you. I open the floor.

Dialogue

Student 1: Daniel, thank you very much for this topic. I found that my judgment has come back tenfold these last two weeks. But when you said, “set aside judgment,” “to be loyal to setting aside judgment”, that clicked because if I look back, I get that judgment in my mind and kind of an ooh-knot in my stomach. And if I keep my mouth shut … the times I do keep my mouth shut and wait, I’m always proven wrong. But if I step right in and voice that judgment, it doesn’t turn out good. So, I’ll try and remember—loyalty to setting aside judgment and waiting. Thank you.

DANIEL: Thank you, my dear, and let me take it a step further. If you can not only wait but trust that God has the over-control, that while … what you might be viewing, you might be viewing somewhat correctly from recognizing relationships, interactions of immediate and obvious effects and so forth. When you are responding from a judgmental place, this is a desire to be in control, to play God, to be right, to have someone “less-than” so that you may feel “more-than.” There are many reasons. But at this time in addition to waiting you might practice acceptance and trust and faith. Do these help?

Student 1: Very much so. Thank you Daniel.

DANIEL: Thank you my dear, dear, friend for the opportunity to share these thoughts. I cannot do so if you do not share with me, and I am grateful to you.

Student 2: Daniel, the list of things that you did mention that we should be loyal to were really helpful, and loyal to quiet time, yes! Loyal to the Father, yes! And … but the act of setting aside judgment also said something to me. And it is much more, that I can be as I mentioned earlier, so paranoid about relationships. And you pointing out that it could very well be the need to control is certainly a real issue because of this … yah. And I’m sitting here in a quandary a little bit because I have been pretty well aware that I don’t … I try very hard not to gossip because I don’t want to play the one-up-men-ship because it is just so easy to do that. And so, if anything I am paranoid in my relationships rather than judgmental in my relationships, but I still hold judgments. So, the act of setting aside judgment was also very, very real to me.

DANIEL: My dear, I am grateful, heartened, warmed that I can be of service to you in this manner. I do appreciate your listening ear and your responsive heart.

Student 2: Thank you, Daniel.

DANIEL: Are there any other thoughts, responses, questions? (Silence) Then just a comment before we close and a directive to PamElla: dear friends we approve of and embrace the implementation of the modified format you discussed last time to read particular topics in the Book and be prepared to discuss or weave them into discussion and allow us as teachers to further develop. PamElla, my dear, please make sure this is included in the e-mails that go out, and do so in a timely manner.

Closing

And now, dear friends, the time has come to close the session. Klarixiska has requested the opportunity to lead you in prayer. Please stand and hold hands for this closing ritual.

KLARIXISKA: Father, we thank You for these our students. We thank You that indeed they are learning and growing and becoming. We thank You that they are each indwelt by Your spirit. Thank you Father that you have planted within all of our hearts the desire to be with You one day. Certainly, I would use the words that my charge has mentioned: help each of these our students, and yes we the teachers, to “trust that You will make all things right if we would surrender to Your will.” Help us help them until we meet again. So be it.