Topic: Ambassadorship, Freedom
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Teacher: Aaron, Timothy, Rantarason
Aaron (Jonathan TR): Greetings, this is Aaron. I come to you today to once again enjoy our fellowship, to continue my relationship with you as teacher and friend. It is important that you do consider the words of Melchizedek Lantarnek as regards ambassadorship, for there lie many implications that you will realize as you attempt to place yourself more consciously in that role that has been granted to you. I am here today to offer some temperance, for there is potentially a danger in being overly concerned with this designation. Naturally one may react with a sense of low self worth, and while accepting in theory that one is an ambassador of Michael, will not consider oneself so capable, and so therefore politely acknowledge the designation and then proceed to let it rest.
The other potential reaction is to become overly absorbed and to hastily seek methods in which to engage yourself in activities that are expected of one who is an ambassador of Michael and to do so with force and to do so without clearly discerning the best activities, the ones that will serve your fellows, instead of those that merely seem to verify your role as an ambassador. My effort today is to encourage you to engage yourself as a missionary for Michael is the simplest method possible, one that you all this day have as a talent, and that is friendship. An ambassador is assigned to another country representing the country of that ambassador's origin, and such a role is never as a conqueror or an invader. It is always in the form of a handshake, of acceptance, cooperation, and the desire to share each other's knowledge to assist in resolving difficulties, to develop greater cooperation in use of resources and talent.
To one operating for Michael on this world friendship fulfills these very functions, providing the resources of spiritual understanding, those derived from experience, your direct contact through stillness, and the legacy of your previous efforts to inform yourselves of truth and to present the gospel message to others, and the lessons you have derived from your previous attempts as presentation. It may be asked how can a simple friendship hasten the development of spiritual living on this world, for friendship often can establish a common denominator, expected, preconceived interactions and behavior. When one grows, it often becomes difficult to behave in a new or higher manner when all friends are expecting behaviors that are familiar and long established. I direct you to observe the life of Jesus, for he exhibited the talent required wherein he could open the door of trust, of love and acceptance in anyone, stranger or relative, and continue with that first step and finish by leaving in the mind and the heart of the other individual the sense of cosmic belonging, a sense of the spiritual proximity of the Heavenly Father, and of the value and benefit of truth in one's life. He bore no credentials; he had no diplomas; he was not ordained or in any other way recognized, yet he was the creator of this universe, fully capable and wholly unrecognized.
As you proceed in your ambassadorial duties, these same conditions that Michael faced will guide you in your work, will alleviate dangers, the pitfalls, that may occur to one who may as yet not understand the humility required of being a representative of Michael on planet earth. What truly establishes friendship is honesty. Friends are capable of expressing to one another viewpoints and experiences that are accepted with merit by the other friend, even though they may not be accepted in concept or desired to be undergone by that friend. To present spiritual truth, to offer concepts of value in advancing Urantia, will likewise follow this pattern. First there is friendship, and through the friendship follows the ability to express insights and understanding that, while not yet acceptable to your receiver, will be honored, for they have come from a trusted source, a friend. I will not occupy all the time today. Thank you for having me here. I am fond of all of you. I will let others greet you as well.
Ginny: You mentioned how difficult it is sometimes to act differently; I don't want to say "above" because it indicates arrogance. The more I try to act more Godlike the less I feel connected to most people.
Aaron: It is a curious reaction of human nature that a stranger, while it is true may be first approached with some caution, since there is no background to evaluate the meeting to be prepared for being taken advantage of or to be put at danger, that often a stranger is received with curiosity. As the stranger becomes an acquaintance there is much latitude given as you discover what this new friend is all about. Behavioral tendencies are allowed to have wide range. It aids in discovering who this individual is, in finding common ground, and in discerning what is different about the two. Yet when people become longtime friends there arrives the potential for stagnation through expectation. While it is a friend who should encourage higher development of a spiritual nature, it is often a friend who holds one to status quo, and it is the new associate who encourages breaking patterns and stimulating growth.
You will find increased difficulty as the years go on and you grow and refine your spiritual natures. I encourage you to continue your growth which will lead you into being not of this world. While the lessons that will present themselves to you for greater advancement will continue to stimulate you and cause struggle, the greatest lesson will be that of learning to be continually in the world, well associated and relate-able to those around you. The higher you ascend, the more below you you must descend to maintain contact. Those that we may term "beneath you" have not sunken; you have risen. The very fact of your ascending is a demonstration that all else may do likewise, for it is not an exclusive condition. Honor your relationships through acceptance, but also honor the potential in all your associates for growth. That honor is shown through the gentle encouragement, the challenge, that they likewise struggle and strive for greater character development, for closer personality association with the divine Spirit, for refinement in truth discernment, beauty appreciation, and a demonstration of God through goodness.
Timothy (Ginny): Greetings to my friend Aaron and to this group. This is Timothy. I simply would like to add to the thoughts you have just heard. Even though you in your ascension will notice the difference between yourselves and your friends, you can also look upon them, even though they speak of things that to you have no interest or no loyalty; you can look upon them as fellow travelers who are on their own paths and who seek the same things you do in the sense that they in their ultimate essences seek happiness. You can look upon them as children of the Father. You can look beyond the earthly trappings that we go through; you can look beyond that to their ultimate goals and their ultimate desires. They too ascend as you do and have the same light as you do. There is also happening as you ascend that you will attract different souls, souls who are ready to hear what you have to offer, who are ready to receive what you have discovered and what you have learned. You will be leaving one kind of lifestyle and entering another, and you will be attracting different souls who are searching for just exactly what you have discovered, and they need the spokesperson; they need an example, they need a flash of light that you can provide. Jesus, our master, dealt with many levels of development, but at no time did he ever act as though he had no time for them or act in any arrogant manner. He always appealed to their higher sense of spirit consciousness. It is simply a lesson that you must learn as you travel to the different levels of your ascension. We still at our level have to deal with these matters, how to speak and behave in the presence of those who may be a different level.
Rantarason (Jonathan): This is Rantarason; I join you in this reunion. I am wont to say that the best means whereby you may promote the messages of Michael, the messages of all your teachers, is to stand upright as one composed, as one who knows. I am a Melchizedek, and I am therefore not governed by a ruling body as many of the other orders of beings are. We Melchizedeks each learn that our independence is derived by resigning ourselves to the sovereignty of Michael. In so doing we are granted great independence. When you approach your activities in this manner as we Melchizedeks do, you will find that it is futile to require conformity from another, that the best example is to demonstrate our independence, not in a secessionary manner, but in your willingness to be accepting of eternal truths and your willingness to become your highest ideals in spite of all conditions around you. Witnessing this in yourself by others will encourage the bravery needed and will establish a hunger for such freedom and independence. Those who teach freedom from the guidance of absolutes and its relative forms of truth, beauty, and goodness create imprisonment to ignorance and to the stiflement of growth. But those who teach the observance of and the attainment of these high ideals end up truly free, end up granted great liberty in function and assignment. Be not afraid to be who you are becoming under Michael's Supreme educational program. Take care.