2004-01-25-Connecting With The Master
Topic: Connecting With The Master
Group: Nashville TeaM
Ham: Greetings, children, I am Ham and I am happy to be here this evening. This connection is tenuous this evening. My friends, all is well. Do not be concerned over what you should do or what you have not done. Rather, give yourselves some breathing room.
Sometimes it is that human beings are caught up in difficulties of your own making. If you do not find enough wrong with your lives you will sometimes exaggerate the problems in order to feel comfortable. Everyone likes to feel valuable and needed and so when things are quiet, it is tempting to draw more attention to the smaller difficulties so that there will be no void in your busy life, no break.
It is important to find faith in those empty moments during times when you are not immediately needed, when you are not busy with the details of living. It is in these moments that you will discover and build your relationship with the Master, when you open the door of your heart to receiving and disengage the mental engine for a moment. Meditation is a valuable tool and it will give you the tools you need to find faith in those empty moments.
Learn to wait upon the Master. Learn to give him your attention. But above all, learn to bring him in to your mind at all times, not just times of need or times of meditation. Little by little you will notice his presence. Just be open to that presence. You don’t need to be a master at prayer and meditation – just willing, just open. Once you have made your decision to place your hand in his, he will guide you, he will comfort you, he will give you the outlook and the attitude you require to tackle any problem. His love never wavers. It is steady, calm, and complete. You need do nothing to deserve it. Your responsibility is only to receive.
My friends, you are all very diligent. You sometimes want to work when resting and allowance would serve you better. Think on this this week and we will take questions again next week. Our time will be brief so as not to overly tax Rebecca’s body strength. As always, my prayers.