2002-07-19-Satisfaction of Meeting
Topic: Satisfaction of Meeting
Group: Pocatello TeaM
Prayer by unknown being (Bill): The Generations come and go. Time rolls onward, yet truth remains unchanging. Your experience is only partial, and therefor, to you and all universe creatures, truth is always expanding and moving forward.
Oh Great Truth Giver, You Who are the source of all things, we worship You. We acknowledge You as our life, our goal and destiny. Be with us tonight as we commune together that we may all benefit from the strength that each gives the other, both mortal and celestial. May it be so. Amen.
Minearsia (Bob S): I will begin tonight, my friends. This is Minearsia, your Instructor in Residence, taking the first time with you this evening to express my delight with each of you in the way you have opened yourselves to the truths that have been presented for your edification. I refer primarily to your discussion of prejudices earlier this evening in which you expressed comfort, interest, and a willingness to do the work necessary to relieve yourselves of these impediments to your spiritual growth. You all know the difficulties these and other efforts to grow and strengthen your spirituality have toward your future. I would add my wholehearted encouragement, pat you on the back and say good start, my friends. Yes, you have a ways to go, but as you know, the longest trip begins with a first step. All of you have taken the first steps necessary to clear away the cobwebs of this planet and start you up the long path toward perfection. I have no lesson for you tonight, but leave that in the hands of others. I did want to take this opportunity to congratulate each of you on the work that you are doing, the foresight you have shown, and the effort you have put in toward this long road of personal, spiritual growth. I now turn the time over to others.
Daniel (Bill): I am Daniel. I greet you all with a morontial hug, each of you individually and each of you as a group. Don't ever forget that our relationship is mutually rewarding. We are just as eager to meet with you as you are to meet with us. We have spoken of this before, but you mustunderstand, since you are all parents, how delighted you felt when your could see and embrace your little ones, and watch their progress. While we are not literally your parents, as older brothers and sisters we have similar rounds of enthusiastic commentary. We say "So and so is doing this and this." Someone else says, "Yes, but have you seen this other person doing this and this. And 'isn't it wonderful how they are growing and changing. Isn't it great to be their big brothers and sisters." Yes, we have those feelings, although our words are in a different language than this level of inaccurate enthusiasm portrays. All of this to say, it's so great to see you all!
Now, as you commented on earlier, our students are many and our classroom is much larger than the setting that you are in. Imagine it this way: you are on stage; you are surrounded by the props on stage; you act out a drama that is our interaction each week as we converse back and forth. But a vast theater hangs on every word and notices all the nuances. These are communicated via circuitry throughout the universe of Nebadon. Did you know that? Yes, you're on "universe TV!" In addition your and our interactions are incarnated in paper and ink. While an attempt at fleshing them out is made, it is not identical to being here, of course. Nevertheless, they have great influence, and ever so often, as you noted this evening, you get some feedback that they have been propitious and expeditious to many people.
Isn't life wonderful, my friends? Come on now, really isn't life wonderful?
Daniel (Bill): Life is eternal! Life is always unfolding new opportunities and surprises. Yes, many of the surprises are surprises of joy, rather than surprises of terror. At the risk of sounding like a Polly Anna and repeating what has become, in some people's ears, a monotonous theme, I will again say, "life is what you make of it". Life is not what comes to you. Life is what you make of it.
If you could only realize how much control you have over your own happiness, it would astound you! It would amaze you! You are moving beyond the level of understanding of what life is like based upon outward circumstances. You can rise in the morning and greet the day, saying, "This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it." That is a choice you can make. Or you can greet the day as the unrepentant Ebeneezer Scrooge would, and you can say "Good day-what's good about it? What has it ever done for you but bring you pain and sorrow and more bills to pay?" [Laughter.] Once you have grasped that your soul is eternally secure in the hands of the Father, the Giver of Life, the Source of this universe, and that nothing in this life, including death, can harm that security and trust, when this truth soaks through all layers of your being into the very core, there is nothing that truly can harm you!! Of course, you can be physically harmed, but even if you should wind up in a Nazi concentration camp, as did some people, you would not have to die in agony and despair. You could be like those who survived the concentration camp because they knew that life itself is the most precious of gifts. Rather than say "Why do the righteous suffer?" and ask that question as though you are addressing an unjust God, ask yourselves "Why do the righteous allow themselves to suffer? Why do they allow their minds to spoil the experience of life?"
I realize that you are of dual nature, for I have been mortal as well. I know that in the animal nature and in the structure of the brain there is evolutionary programming where threatening situations override conscious thought. We have talked of this several times. Yes, you are receiving Morontia education. That is correct. We are teaching you to transcend your animal nature while yet in mortal form. And it won't happen tomorrow. It is also a process for the rest of your lives.
When you wake in the morning stop yourselves from thinking of your routine, or thinking back to yesterday, or planning for the week ahead. Stop yourselves and say to yourself, "Wait. I will take a few moments to center myself in the love of God, to give thanks for life itself, and to turn over my will and my personality to the guidance of that great part of me which comes from the very Source of all things and beings, of all that is." That time does not have to consume long minutes. It is a directional change. Once that's done, then you can move on to unfold your day. This is not a command, of course; it is a suggestion. And to some extent you are doing this already. What I am trying to tell you is that every time you wake up in the morning you decide what your day shall be like.
This wisdom has been disseminated throughout the Internet. It is profoundly true and it can be actualized! We morontia beings with thousands of years behind us are firmly rooted in this discipline. We begin the day by addressing ourselves to the Source of that day. You don't have to wait until you are among us in morontia form. You are the corps of morontia citizens on this planet, self conscious of your morontia status. Yes, here we go...more responsibility, you say. No, think of it as more privilege, more joy!
My dears, I am not going to allow questions this evening. I want you simply to hear my words through the ear of the Spirit. And after you discuss this next week we can address any issues that this has raised. So I greet you will my love. I also send you out of this playroom to go back to your every day lives empowered to choose to enjoy life, come what may. Good evening.