Group: Spokane TeaM
Teacher: Aaron, Tomas, Paulo, Machiventa
AARON: Welcome one and all to the Spokane Teacher Base. I am Aaron. I am a citizen of your fair city as well as other locations. I'm glad to be back in these environs and look forward to getting to know you newcomers and reuniting with my old friends, both visible and invisible. We are very excited here in our ranks to be installed in another regularly scheduled format of teacher lessons and interaction with our community.
I look forward to many chances of engaging you in challenging exercises in your arenas as to the work of the realm and your ability to make effective contact with those who are presented to you, for there are no accidents in the cosmos. If you are presented with a situation and you are aware of the configuration at hand, it is your challenge to engage yourself as one who has brought good news.
I am not alone today in my well-wishes. Others are here also to greet you. One moment, please.
TOMAS: I am Tomas. You all know me. How are you? I embrace you, greet you affectionately and look forward to another go-round in our course of study in the Melchizedek University. This is not an advanced class; it is simply a class, as are all the others, and you will get out of it all that you hope to and all that you put into it.
I am happy to be back into a configuration of students that will be brought here as a result of the very newness of this group. There is something invigorating about opening up a new frontier, establishing another outpost. I know you are also adventurers and explorers in your own right, and so we have this that we share, this intense yearning to forge ahead into areas of investigation that provide creative challenges, that augment and reinforce the value lessons you have already learned, giving credence to your mortal experience and your faith path.
Let me introduce to you the third party to this beneficent triumvirate of teachers: Paulo. You have met him in the Elyon group. I am enthused to introduce him and become co-workers with this new personality to our midst.
PAULO: Good afternoon. This is Paulo. Indeed I am glad to be here and glad that you have met with us so willingly. It is our hope that you will act as a liaison between our realm and yours so that I and we may have an opportunity to meet and interact with as many mortals of the realm as is feasible. If they like us, fine; if they don't, fine also. But we are - that is to say I am interested in interacting with as many variations on the theme of humanity as possible.
There has been some curiosity as to my indication that I am a "phase two teacher" and what does that mean. It means that I am a teacher that has been lagging behind those who have already been here. I am not in the first wave who have been with you now for nearly a decade. I am one of those who waited in the wings and watched while you and the forefront of the Teacher Corp established certain priorities and principles.
Let me compare the second wave teachers, if you will, to the Foundation. For twenty-five years and more they held a firm grip on the text book of the fifth epochal revelation, and training its readers by and through their influence and the influence of the book itself, to uphold certain standards, establish certain restrictions and garner certain respect levels that was indeed necessary for its fundamental foundations. But as is natural, a diluting takes place as this pure truth is assimilated into the greater community.
I believe there was an analogy once given, having to do with a cup of water and a drop of food coloring. A drop of food coloring by itself, say yellow, is about as bright a color as can be, almost reflecting red in its ripeness, its richness. Pure yellow, unadulterated yellow, is akin to a healthy egg yolk, but when you take one drop of that yellow and drop it in the cup, it's diffused; it's no longer strong, as an egg yolk, but it is still vitally yellow, although tempered from its initial poignancy.
This is what is happening with the revelation. It is being diluted as it mingles into a larger and larger container, and the container of humanity is a large vat of water. As it, the revelation, filters out into humanity, it mingles then with the colors that it meets in their pristine shades of personal revelation and other aspects of a greater reality. The blending is a healthy and normal part of your spiritual evolution at this point in Urantia's development.
The exclusivity of the early years of the Urantia Papers' popularity is being blended, harmonized, even adapted in order to feed the capacities of those who are its innate recipients. Even diluted, truth, beauty, and goodness is far superior to ignorance, fear and darkness. The benign virus of love is far more powerful than selfishness and ignorance.
I am going to modify my teachings to accommodate those who have a capacity to appreciate divinity and decide for themselves what path they will follow. I am an experimental teacher in this phase two status, as compared to those who initially arrived, held fast to the revelatory teachings and continue to uphold those fundamental truths.
PAULO: I appreciate your willingness to take me on board, even with my compromises.
PAULO: In many regards, yes. Even more to the point, it is an interesting time in the lives of those who live here, you being one of them, and there being many others who have the opportunity to take advantage of the vibrancy, the aliveness, the untrammeled path before you. It's a fresh slate here in many ways and it is indeed fortuitous that the initial meeting of this increment of the Spokane Teacher Base is able to assimilate not only myself but the entire regiment of secondary midwayers that have traipsed into the area through the auspices of your associate, referred to as George Barnard.
George, you will likely be graced with that handle throughout your mortal life. The effects of a spiritual name, your spiritual identification, in your case is truly secondary, inasmuch as in your life you have already opted to be a being who follows the pied piper of the greater reality. There is no competition for you from the material realms, inasmuch as your peers in the half way realm are your frame of reference.
I see, in fact, that many of the midwayers who are making contact with mortals are being companionable to the extent that they are adopting names like George in order to help you feel at home with them. What's in a name? What's in a construct? What's in a perception? It is our desire, in the long run, to do His will that will determine how far and how fast, whether or not, and how effectively, we impact on our environment, even our own existence. Will. Free will is such a powerful gift, such a two-edged sword.
QUESTION (submitted by mail, read by Thoroah): In my spiritual healing work, I was most certainly assisted by the midwayers and wish to know if they are still assisting through this "high tech avenue" I use now. There is concern we don't know enough to be using this equipment and whether or not it is even effective. I'd like the teachers to respond as I believe we do know enough, with guidance, to do this work effectively although I appreciate the fact that we have much learning ahead. Another concern is that we might inadvertently send out a frequency which supports cancer growth. I don't believe this is the case especially if we stick with the tested frequencies people recommend. However, would the teachers or midwayers be willing to give us frequencies to work with and those to avoid? I understand if they cannot do this, but it does not hurt to ask. Any other guidance, advice, or direction the teachers or midwayers wish to give will be greatly appreciated.
PAULO: Paulo here. I'll take that.
There is no need for you to have anxiety, daughter, about inadvertently supporting cancer, any more than a T/R has an reason to have anxiety about inadvertently supporting Caligastia. It is not part of the program. This is one of the impacts of free will. You have set your course for a certain direction. Your intention has established your path. These machines, like many other material accouterments representing inroads to a greater reality, are only toys and tools. They are not reality itself but a methodology to attain reality.
Like rites and rituals, God may not be impressed with them, but humankind is, and humans being impressionable, even vulnerable, it is not uncommon that they would adopt toys, tools, constructs, habits, belief systems, ideologies and anything else that will be supportive of where they are in their development at this point. This is okay. This is a part of the appropriate scaffolding to get from here to there in your growth, in your evolution.
There are, however, in and through all of these mechanisms, a thread of reality - that which is your motivation, that which is from the Source, that which is a part of the advancing reality. The help you are receiving and have been receiving, in terms of healing, is essentially the work of the Life Carriers, they who understand how the creation is created, the initial pattern, the distortions to the pattern that have been superimposed upon it. (One moment, George.) And, as always, the midwayers are a part of the liaison between the mortal and the morontial realm. Thus the midwayers that you perceive in attendance are in fact in attendance but they are acting as a liaison for the Life Carriers who are the ones who help align the physical pattern back into the configuration it was intended to be.
Have I addressed the question to your understanding, Thoroah? What have I left out?
GEORGE: Yes, I have two questions. My first question is (and this takes me back to the mid-70's when there appears to be, what I have described in my documentation, as an embrace by the planetary child of the Supreme Being. Am I mistaken there? Could you tell me please? Or did I get that not right?
PAULO: You are right; however, this child of the Supreme Being is as yet a fetus.
PAULO: It's very possible that you were triggered to recall a reality that you brought with you from Divinington. A flash of reality that was not intended to reflect itself into your mortal experience but did, much like a deja vu, and since you were keenly focused on a concept and open to insight, an illumination of that order may have been planted in your mind and come to fruition, as it were. Even so, it is possible for you to accept the embrace as the taking into yourself, into your heart, into your consciousness, the concept of the potential of the Supreme in terms of it being a future being, an evolving reality, one which would naturally become Parent to future realities, even to a new life.
Do not be completely cut and dried in your assessments, George. Give yourself error allowance, and allow for shades of grey. It's not "either/or" all the time. It can often be both. All being relative, after all. Okay?
GEORGE: Okay. That's great. Thank you for that answer. I have one more question if I may ask this.
PAULO: I am warmed up now.
GEORGE: Okay. There have been a number of bi-locations where people have spotted me to be elsewhere, other than where I should be perhaps at that time, and that mostly would be in my bed fast asleep. Can you explain whether it is in fact my soul self that was being perceived?
PAULO: I need to check to see if I am allowed to dabble in this subject. Can you wait a moment please?
GEORGE: Yes, I can.
TOMAS: This is Tomas. I'll take that one up. It is not quite as experimental as your former question. I am going to hold it to the line somewhat and infer that while your Self Acting Adjuster may make nocturnal visitations, your soul self is not yet opportuned to do so.
GEORGE: That was interesting, considering people have actually spotted me.
TOMAS: I can venture to explain but I am not keen on explanations. I find that explanations tend to lock one into the grey matter, but Thought Adjusters are able to recognize each other, and in that, if a Thought Adjuster attached to a specific mortal encounters an Adjuster of yet another mortal, it is in keeping, appropriate, that they may reflect their association with their intended personality, thus reflecting the mortal being in potential to the other. It would be very much like two women who met at the shopping center to discuss their children, and in that way the parents go home having "seen" their friend's child, you see.
GEORGE: Yes, I certainly do. Thank you so much.
TOMAS: You are welcome.
THOROAH: I have a question that might seem a little off the wall, but there is something going around that's implying that genetically engineered corn can be harmful to humans health if eaten. And I'm really curious about that, if that is not maybe another one of those scares that they're throwing out there, if genetically engineering something can affect our physiology. Is that logical?
AARON: I'm Aaron, and I'll play ball with that one. Because the word is "can". Anything "can". There is nothing of substance to the question.
THOROAH: Okay. So I'd have to be a lot more specific.
THOROAH: A lot of politicking.
AARON: Therefore a probing mind might wonder, a more conservative, cautious mind might suspect, and in the long run, it "can" or perhaps "can not". We don't know yet. It's not totally sanctioned by long-term use. Even those things that are known through long-term use, the votes aren't in yet. It's not unhealthy or unsafe to investigate these things, but it's not a panacea. I don't see anything wrong with the corn that God made in the first place. I suppose there can be folk who find fault with that as well; carrying calories, perhaps.
AARON: The solution is not in creating food, it's in returning the soil to its rightful state. If you deplete anything - anything, including your own body - it doesn't do to add things to your body while you continue to deplete it. You've only caused a stressful situation. It's one of those Band-aids they put on social situations as if to fix it, and it hasn't fixed it, it has only created a new set of difficulties.
THOROAH: Thank you, Aaron.
AARON: Is that it?
THOROAH: I have a subject I'd like to bring back up. I know Tomas has talked about it in the past. It was brought to my attention, and today Gerdean's also, and that is the "deep mind." I'm wondering if it would be possible that we might get some good lessons on the deep mind, to reiterate some things that we might have missed before.
TOMAS: Tomas here. I am certain there are a number of lessons on file having to do with the deep mind. I have discussed it at least twice and Elyon has delivered a masterful lesson in this field and they are on record. It is a good opportunity for me to put in a plug, as you say, for these archives that you speak of. When others of like mind are coming to be part of you, as is inherent in an advancing social order, it will be to your benefit to be able to go to your records and call up these lessons that have been given already, in order to provide a foundation, a background upon which to build. I am certain that any and all of us would be glad to again speak to the subject, any subject, and yet, in terms of economy of time and energy, it is a fact that these are already on record.
THOROAH: Thank you, Tomas. I will find those deep mind lessons that have already been given because it's kind of an appropriate thing to revisit at this time.
TOMAS: It is indeed, in particular in light of a new understanding of the construct of the human brain, and the study that you have been privy to with the insights that George brings in discussing Delta, deep mind, an area deep within the mind that is your origin. Your indwelling TA would be interested in making contact with you and enabling you to find ways in which you can contact it, while maintaining your sanity, your balance, your fragrance.
The mind on one had is extremely resilient and tough but on the other hand it can be regarded as tender, delicate. Under any circumstances it is a mechanism to be respected. The mind is not something to be played with, nor should it be regarded as sacrosanct. The will -- the decisions you make, the principles you abide by, the values you subscribe to, the behaviors you live with -- are reflections of your association with that in you which is perfect.
It will reflect to the outside world, sooner or later, your degree of connection. You cannot delude your fellows indefinitely of your fallibility. Thus you might as well from the outset learn to fail gracefully and learn to honor your growing experiences and to assume as yours that wisdom which has been garnered as a result of your meaningful lives.
GEORGE: Tomas, may I ask a question?
TOMAS: We hope you will ask questions.
GEORGE: I meant as far as continuing to develop the Akashic Library, the Akashic Construct.
TOMAS: Are you to? As if, "am I privy to any unspoken arrangements that may be prescribed in your destiny pattern"?
GEORGE: There appears to be a massive amount of things that I might do in Australia, and that is why I specifically asked the question.
TOMAS: Yes, George, I . . . one moment, please.
MACHIVENTA: This is Machiventa.
GEORGE: Greetings, Machiventa.
MACHIVENTA: I am eavesdropping as I am inclined to do in these meetings. I am greatly cheered to be here today to be witness to the embarkation of this configuration of Aaron, Tomas and Paulo teaching together. I have enjoyed your interaction with the many children in this area and the stimuli that you have brought, George, in your work. I credit you in your efforts. I credit you singularly and apart from the efforts of the midwayers which I also credit.
I have long relied upon these planetary helpers. I have come to depend on them more this epochal time around than before, but the times were different then. The times are different now. Circumstances are such that they have learned a great deal and are more helpful now. All things considered, evolution being what it is, it is possible to depend upon them now for more than was possible when they were much younger.
They, too, have been benefitting from the opening of the circuits and the Teachers. They are involved hand in glove with the Teaching Mission activities, even the greater teaching mission which includes those who work outside of an understanding of the Urantia text. And the tremendous leap forward in spiritual consciousness has been made possible because of the assistance of the midwayers. In particular I will say the secondary midwayers because they are the ones who are able to make the initial connection that allows our interchanges to take place.
I am even now at work with many, many helpers in this "emergency mission", this new configuration of life experimental station activities, that involves the activation of the midwayers in conjunction with the mortal workers of the realm. These functional liaisons are going to bring about yet another forward giant step in spiritual enlightenment for Urantia. Just as the angels not long ago were popular, you will find the midwayers now stepping in to accentuate and act upon those confirmations of spirit reality that has become a field ripe for the harvest because of the angel craze.
There will be many who will be brought together to do certain specific works much like you, George, have been working with what you call the Platoon, to effect certain causes in the field of mental health. There are other fields that we are addressing. Those of you who recall Ham's initial address to the Fellowship and other hearers on February 1, 1992, will recall that we will be making inroads into the fields of economy, ecology, education and so forth. And thus it holds true that the midwayers will be working with those who work in the those fields to advance the cause of truth and light on and for Urantia.
GEORGE: Can I ask another question to give me some [[idea?
]]MACHIVENTA: Proceed with your question.
MACHIVENTA: You may. You are not without peers anymore, George. Your isolation has ended. Not only are you accompanied by your competent Platoon, you are embraced by your mortal co-workers, and we rejoice with you in the sense of reunion and acceleration of purpose that accompanies such liaisons.
GEORGE: Great. Thank you for that.
MACHIVENTA: Very well. I will return to my observation post.
PAULO: This is Paulo. I am a part of the new curriculum that involves the influx of spirit helpers. I am going to try to organize the mind of this T/R in order that the myriad personalities who attend this group are able to find their way through her system without an electrical failure. The consensus is that it would behoove us to have one teacher per session, inasmuch as each of us have a field of interest, an expertise if you will, and you cannot learn everything at once anyway.
So rather than allow for this panel discussion format that opens the door to any and all manner of activity and interest, I will help to discipline the situation by that suggestion. It may be possible for us to determine by our observations of your general lifestyles what would benefit you that particular meeting time, but I am grateful to Gerdean for being alert and discerning that it is our consensus opinion that 4:00 on Saturdays would make an ideal time for your Spokane group to meet. I am making that determination without consultation from you or from the rest of the community at large, but based upon my and our observations of what is appropriate. Having said that, being aware of your free will, I am fully cognizant that you may overrule my decision but you do so at your own risk.
THOROAH: I just had a flash before you said that, that 4:00 just seemed like a nice comfortable time. Saturday afternoon.
PAULO: I'm glad you find it to your liking. We shall see what the rest of the community determines.
I am going to make a brief statement as to my field of interest. If you have not noted already, I am inclined to want to talk to you off and on about a topic that is dear to my heart and that is the ability to stop rebellion before it starts.
The rebellion of Urantia is memorialized and its effects are also memorialized in you and in the circumstances of your world that will remain a part of your experience for an eternity, and although there are undeniable benefits from the experience, there are also undeniable drawbacks. It is not possible for your world to have another major rebellion, but there are a million rebellious situations and circumstances, attitudes and behaviors that can and do spring up, even in a normal world, much less one that has been founded on rebellion.
There are parts of your nature in which rebellion plays an important part, and there are some which are strictly detrimental. How do you know which ones are to be fostered and which ones are to be curtailed? How can you recognize in your fellows when a rebellious nature is rebelling on behalf of truth, beauty, and goodness or is rebelling against evil and darkness? It is an understanding you have that rebellion is apparent and inherently evil, and yet rebellion is more often subtle and insidious. The mortal mind itself rebels against itself and in the conflict, all manner of confusion may result.
I would like therefore to be able to, over a course of time, bring to your awareness an understanding of those impulses within you that render you effective or ineffective in terms of your rebellious natures, and its impact on your environment. I would like to schedule myself as your lecturer next Saturday, in fact, and discuss with you this quality of being that each of you have, that impacts upon your environment. It is controversial as to whether or not you are your brothers' keeper and to what extent.
In the interim I will defer to Michael who keeps us all in line, in hand, and thank him for the opportunity to be a part of this Mission and to be privileged to share my self with you, my students, my friends, and to begin to prevail among you all. Thank you.
AARON: Aaron again. I am the one who will teach you to socialize all this stuff and I will also be working closely with the midwayers to enable you to make connections with as many groups and individuals as possible so that we can gather up a flock here that will stimulate the budding culture of the area. I'm going to go hob-nob with your cousins and see what we can get into. I leave you now with Tomas.
TOMAS: And I, your teacher Tomas, encourage you to maintain all your relationships with all your spirit guides and counselors, as they are your family and your future. They will pick up where this reality leaves off and they will augment this reality while you live it. We will not let you forget us, since you have testified that you want us to remember you.
In remembrance of him who is our Creator and our Master Son, we give thanks for opportunity to learn and know the mechanisms of the spiritual universe, that we may learn how to manipulate his love, power and energy to impact upon his world those dreams, destinies, plans, hopes and desires that are a part of the Infinite Mind for all of creation: the fruition of perfection. See you next week.