2001-02-10-Accessing Another Mind
Topic: Accessing Another's Mind
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Jessona (Jonathan TR): Greetings to you, this is Jessona. I spoke a few weeks back about stillness and wish to infuse the same pattern of thinking that I used then only this time on the subject of peace, for there are corollaries. I mentioned that you can experience stillness even in a dynamic manner and alluded to the morontia quality that can be experienced regardless of your activities, that even activity can contribute to the inner connection that personality may have with Creator. This is true with peace.
You who are so diligent in pursuing the opportunities of growth have come to realize that you experience peace, that soul contentment, even when you are midst much turmoil or grappling with a complex issue or facing an emotional upheaval. Understanding that your inner life is your portal to the morontia living experience, it is possible to receive from that reality just beyond your physical realm that nature of being peaceful. All too often peace is sought through the comfort of the physical realm, through the security of close bonds, the assurances of a structured life that will support. However, true peace is a real, deep understanding and experience with the Father, His embrace, and the assurance that comes from the strength of that embrace.
We master seraphim are in charge of the reserve corps. These beings you have read about are mortal and are trained deep within to engage in emergency activities should the need arise. That area of mind wherein they are trained is the same area of mind wherein you can experience stillness continually and peace always and, for that matter, love as well.
When you are feeling distracted, when your life is churning at a pace that seems unsettling or events are unfolding against your will for what should or could transpire, that is the time to tell yourself there is peace. Be ready to accept there is peace and be willing to set aside, "I will find peace", for that is a time-oriented peace that comes after the turmoil has ceased. Michael told you that he leaves his peace with you, and that is not temporary, it is always. That peace you can have instantaneously when you step to that portal of morontia connectivity deep within you and avail yourself of that experience. By doing so you will create a reflexive response to that profound sense of contentment and assurance even while you are battered about with events that seem to upset. I do not wish to monopolize the connection here today and will allow others in attendance to speak with you. I am here for the day.
Mark: I assume you and others are engaged with me when I seek to extend into the healing circuit. Do you need me to or is it required that I willingly ask for your participation and offer mine? If so, I offer both. I assume when engaged in ministry for the Father that you and others are involved.
Also, I'm unaware of any impact our exercises may be having. I assume that's natural.
Jessona: Firstly, your application for partnership with myself or others who attend to the ills of the world, people, is accepted. You can be assured that those assigned to you, depending upon the incident of need, will be chosen for their skill and their orientation, be it one of your midway fellows, a Life Carrier, or angel. It is good that you make it a practice to offer your willingness to receive our contacting presence through healing forces each time, not that you must re-engage our interest, but that it reconnects your will with your Father's will. It establishes the connection on your side. It also allows us to undertake this episode of healing with you, even more so through you. Naturally, you understand that we could engage in this ministry form in spite of you, but it does help to have one on the team who is manifested, if I may say, who has physical form as you have, who can bridge between we who are so ethereal to the material senses with your fellows who depend so largely upon the sensory organism for input. Be unconcerned over feedback as to how a session has gone, for manifestations of illness or other forms of unwell-ness may take time to dissipate, for the healing may have taken place on a level of being that is not obvious and will reflect through the makeup of the individual and eventually give physical feedback, indication that the healing has occurred. It is, in a sense, the planting of the seed in fall for the following summer's harvest. What works may occur during an appointment with another, for the reception of healing is only the beginning of follow-up treatments that are undertaken by those of my kind over days and weeks when the individual continues to maintain a receptive appreciation and allowance. You can encourage this understanding with another by vocalizing that the healing begins and does not end, will continue as long as the subject maintains the faith and the hope for the eventual good outcome. Does this help?
Mark: Yes, I appreciate your words. How do you call me? Do you see me as Jonas?
Jessona: I see you by many names. It is not for me to give an appellation that you would or must adopt. I am not functioning as an assessor of personal stature. It is a matter, if you seek a name of this nature, that it be taken up with Stephen or Elyon. It could be likened to the assigning of rank; whether you are private or sergeant is up to your superiors, though I must add to that comment that a name given by a teacher implies no higher ranking than any other individual without such a designation, but it is best to be received from your closest associates of celestial origin.
Mark: I understand. Thank you.
Harold: What clearance does an entity need to access our thoughts? I ask because it is evident from The Urantia Book that the thoughts of the apostles were represented in the book. Does that result from them remembering them later or was someone able to receive them at the time?
Jessona: Nebadonia is the source of your mind, all your minds, and -- not to bring undue concern -- but she is aware of every thought every moment of every day. But this mother of mercy does not hold you in judgment for your thoughts, for she is appreciative of your nature as her children and is willing to co-experience your thinking processes. Others have avenues that are not direct, for instance, we are well trained in the patterns of human thinking, the reactions and habits of a mind such as the one bestowed upon each of you. So, we can anticipate and often validate our anticipation of what you are thinking through your actions. Not all have access directly to your Thought Adjuster. Some beings are fully communicative with the Divine Presence, and it is through such a relay of your mind contents by way of the Thought Adjuster that these beings are able to acquire the contents. Sovereignty of will implies a degree of privacy of thought, for although the universe is full of eager personalities to minister to another, always must we await the willingness to receive higher lessons, deeper experiences. It would be rather convenient if we could propagandize all minds throughout Nebadon, but that would not be the Father's will. The more you are willing and the more that the Father within agrees, then we are given free access. Otherwise you might liken it to the rudeness of not knocking before you open a door to a room that has been closed. Regarding the apostles, much that transpired in their lives was of Supreme consequence and significance. Their thoughts are a permanent possession of the Supreme.
When the midwayers were granted permission to retell the life of Jesus, they were given access to resource material that had been collected by angels and to beings who could grasp the Supreme nature of these experiences and present them reconstructed in the pattern of the particular apostle. And I must remind you of the angels who record in triplicate. Also, the story as it has been compiled in the Urantia Papers, though drawing from the thoughts of the apostles, includes much content that was unavailable to an apostle at that particular time when they were alive and Jesus was present with them. This is why the midwayers do not say, "Peter thought" Jesus was thinking or willing to do some particular thing. They present it as Jesus doing or thinking directly. More importantly, however, is that the midwayers, though close to you, do not think like you, and it was important to have the responses of the apostles in their reference material so that they may more efficiently humanize their form of the story of Michael's life here on Urantia.
Since it has been many years that the apostles have not been on this world, the midwayers were able to contact those apostles who are now ascending the morontia realms and verify what they thought transpired during the revelations of Michael. It is true that the midwayers were there all the time and saw at first hand, however, more importantly in the re-presentation of his bestowal story, they required the human viewpoint. In regard to accessing mind again, I must also point out that it was recorded on Salvington long ago that not all was well in the mind of Lucifer, but that is the degree to which that assessment was made. The full disclosure of his thoughts was only made through his chosen actions and statements that followed. Michael and Mother Spirit knew, but Gabriel only could receive such knowledge through counsel with Michael. This was not forthcoming as easily as it does today now that Michael is a Master Son, for Michael prior to his current status chose to limit the degree to which he could access another's mind and more so the degree to which he would share the knowledge that he had acquired with someone else. Again, it is the sovereignty of will issue. Now Michael has proven himself. Now all the powers that were his all along are in full engagement, and this is why he says, "I am with you always". This is the import of his statement, "It is finished", for that episode from the beginning of Nebadon to the point of the closure of his seventh bestowal was a time of limitation for him. He is now fully expanded, fully engaged, and with his spirit everywhere present.
If you wish to share your mind with another entity you may give permission and trust the personalities and mechanisms in place that will aid in the exchange of consciousness. If you desire to be more private in your mind field, you are accepted for choosing such. Mind is one of the great miracles at play across the universe, for we all share a mind type, yet we all have a node of mind that is our personal possession. Has this provided you with worthwhile information?
Harold: Yes, thanks.
Tom: Last week's lesson on circuits painted a whole new framework for me. Physically you spoke of plugging into circuits like into a toaster, or like a key for an automobile. Perhaps everyone in a swimming pool shares a circuit, or everyone who has eaten a certain fruit perhaps aligned in a similar circuit. Philosophically everyone who has seen the same movie, read the same book, etc., has availed themselves of the same circuit. I assume you access spiritual circuits through, one, stillness and prayer, two, by service and, three, by asking. How do I access spiritual circuits?
Jessona: I will turn you over to Elyon who gave that address to answer for you.
Elyon: Greetings, my friend. We have taught you about the circuits so that you may grow in awareness of their reality and learn to access them and leverage them for the benefit of your fellows and the world in general. Circuit, the term, is convenient, for it implies network. It also gives the conceptual vision of individuals distances apart who have connection independent of that distance. You understand electricity better than the many years that preceded its discovery on this world. You understand the flow of energy, and these qualities of circuitry apply well to the spiritual circuits that we tell you of. Yet, the term does begin to fall short of all that is contained in the reality of circuits, for there is another word that would expand the concept, and that is circles, arenas. It could have been said that you ascend seven psychic circuits for seven psychic circles. Where I am heading in this response is that in order to avail yourself of another circuit, one that is higher than your current encircuitment, you must maturize your experience in the circuit, circle, you are in.
You have given three techniques, and I approve; these are helpful in carrying you, bridging you, into the next circuit. Asking is of great importance, for, just like electricity, without the ground the positive has nowhere to go. By asking you are setting up the want and the need, and it will be filled. By praying you are seeking the greatest source of wisdom that could ever be. In ministry you are standing as the wires of the circuit. There may be a plus and there may be a minus and a potential between, but your engagement in service to your fellows connects the two poles and allows the energy to flow. All through the universe we place beings in functions; not much is automated mechanically, and this is particularly true of the ascent of the mortal creature to Paradise.
I will return to a prior lesson of circles and remind you that circles overlap and create new circles, sub-circles, and circuits do likewise, for you know of the Grand Universe circuits and the circuits of various levels of the architecture of the grand universe. It has been revealed to you that there are even more circuits that are established through personality contact with one another. Each one is a layer among the many layers of circuitry. I will draw upon your understanding of the cosmology of this universe presented in the Urantia Papers and bring to note that much of the universe is made of circles. Each one is clearly defined and marked as separate because of circuitry. That circuitry is a bonding force for each circle. As you ascend, circuits will be available to you that you had long hoped for when you were in a circle of attainment that was not advantageous to have access to that circuit. Therefore, do all you can at the level you are on and you will receive encircuitments at the next level in due time. Has this been supplementary?
Tom: When observing a physical phenomena, the more senses I incorporate, the stronger the imprint. Considering mind a sense, perhaps better understanding comes from incorporating as many circuits as possible? Is that on the right track?
Elyon: Indeed it is and well said, for you know the eye functions independent of the ear and the other senses likewise. They each have their own circuit. However, you the experiencer correlates each circuit into an experience. By using this same integration you can perceive in a more morontia sense what is transpiring in your life . ... signals gathered by you and processed, composed, become vision or insight which you then can apply in your ministry. Also, as you demonstrate the ability to correlate multi-circuitry, you become eligible for the reception of further incircuitments.
Elyon: Yes, it becomes your control room.
Mark: It would be difficult to tease one out. They all impact each other.
Elyon: Indeed. As illustration let me point out that your circulatory system in your body feeds valuable nutrients to your neural circuits. Yet without the neural circuits the heart would not pump. They are interrelated, interconnected. That pattern repeats itself throughout the universe.
Tom: That's why they study a living frog rather than a dead one, right?
Elyon: Suffice it to say that's why I study you now.
Elyon: I appreciate your expression of gratitude, and my life has likewise been enriched by our association. There are no plans for us to terminate our project, and so we look forward to many more years ahead, much work to be done, many circuits to enliven and circles to climb. I will take my leave.