2005-03-13-Center of Spirit, Sphere of Light
Topic: Center of Spirit, Sphere of Light
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Teacher: Elyon, Jessona
Elyon (Jonathan TR): Greetings to you, this is your old friend Elyon. I refer to myself as old friend not only in reference to our eleven years of association but also to the marking of the anniversary of my life initiation many, many, many years ago. It is a reflective moment to ponder my ascension and to view the historical milestones that have been encountered, some with great felicity, others with great effort and tribulation. Along the way I have struggled just as you with inadequacies and have learned to adopt skills which replace those faults and frailties. I have also learned to amplify residential traits that they may provide the force necessary to attain my goal of that time.
When one is seeking to reach a new level of human status as a spirit being, there is naturally present both your current possessions of ability and the apparent absence of necessary skills. One who has adequate self worth will merely assess this ratio of ability and inadequacy and determine preliminary activities that would result in filling in for lack and activating that which you possess in ability at that moment. To discover within oneself an absence of a talent or skill is not defeating of the will, does not diminish enthusiasm. When one understands that the core of your being is that you are a child of God, that you are indwelt by God, all the rest that surrounds this core is temporary and transient. While it is a form of window dressing to your true being, it may be supplemented or replaced at any time. So, valuing your spirit being, you willingly discard or adopt traits and talents necessary to ascend.
It is when one forgets the core of being and identifies with peripheral manifestations that one can become confused and cease to strive or, perhaps more disastrously, to strive erroneously, under a false assumption that one is prepared to reach a level of attainment for which one has not done the preparatory training.
I have often stressed stillness because it is an interval of time where you may remind yourself of the center of spirit, to reset your mind to orient from center outward and thereby better prioritize your undertakings and better arrange your skills and talents that they apply to your goals rather than define what goals you seek.
Upon becoming anchored in this central view of your being you are then best able to foster the faith of your fellows, for you will, as did Jesus, look past, look through, the circumferential traits of another and perceive the spirit within. A seeking soul will resonate to your perception of their true being and will become gladdened that there is recognition of one's self by another, independent of external presentation, of historical success and failure in life, of whether the goals of the future are forward thinking or stagnant.
When Jesus looked upon another, that other found new-found faith, for the gaze of the master was penetrating, never judgmental, always loving. When this occurred that individual began to reshape his life. Jesus did not spend hours upon hours in psychological counseling and spiritual training for these individuals to change themselves. They willingly began to adopt the higher ideals they already were glimpsing. They only needed the confirmation of spirit to begin to trust their own inner compass, their own sensitivity to truth. Indeed, it is helpful to be educational when another is seeking guidance, but underlying that, foundational to that effort, is the revelation of the sense of belonging to God, that acceptance and love. When this is realized, when it is in-valued, then any being is capable of growing and of growing more rapidly.
Positioned in this manner growth is not simply the rearrangement of tendencies, skills, talents, of mental orientation. It is firstly the motivation of the inner self and then, secondly, the selection of any of your other qualities that may be applied at any time for self advancement. All too often one will continually rearrange abilities, acquire, discard, associate, re-associate all the while thinking there is improvement in one's growth. It is not how well equipped you are, but how well you use what you have, that fosters your growth. As you uphold this same truth in others you foster their growth.
I am desirous at this time to engage in dialogue. Thank you for receiving my lesson.
Evelyn: Traits and talents that come to mind that are spirit based are integrity, honesty, sensitivity to others, fruits of the spirit. I'm sure there's other practical things as well like math skills, chemistry, and those sorts of talents.
Elyon: These that you have listed illustrate both the inner abilities and your more peripheral abilities. Integrity is a fine choice for illustration, for it is a recognition of your wholesomeness. I do not mean that merely in the social usage but rather in your comprehension of your possession of abilities and/or lacks.
You mention some abilities such as math skills. This is a more peripheral skill, but integrity is the understanding of your current level of accomplishment in mathematics. You apply your current skill in a useful manner in the current moment when needed. And you understand when you must acquire higher levels to function mathematically in the accomplishment of a task currently beyond your level. Integrity fosters such further development, for pride does not prevent you from deeper learning. Embarrassment does not cause you to shy away from the rigors involved in that higher accomplishment.
Evelyn: If I followed what you were saying, if our focus is on our spirits' growth and the traits and talents needed, if that is the focus rather than the transient needs of daily life, that builds the faith of others who see us. Is that what you are driving at?
Elyon: Yes, you have perceived correctly. Imagine if you will a runner. When one becomes a skillful runner it is due to many hours of training. Along the way in that training there are certain actions adopted by that individual, the type of shoes worn, the type of diet undertaken, rest, stretching, the type of garments worn, and the course that is run. All these are peripheral. The spirit is the runner, and when another views that runner and is inspired, it is the running individual that motivates spirit. It is not the shoes, it is not the shirt, that will inspire one who truly seeks that attainment; it is the spirit manifestation. Those who are distracted by the peripherals will adorn themselves and mock the behaviors but lose motivation for lack of spirit incentive. I hope this illustrates our point.
Evelyn: Our advertising world would have us think otherwise!
Jessona: This is Jessona. Greetings to you all. It is my desire this morning to draw you into a sphere of light.
Imagine yourselves in the same physical location. Imagine each other at your present location, all of you simultaneously with everyone else. Your camaraderie, your love, is felt even without physical bodies nearby. Where two or three are gathered there is Michael. Though you are apart by many miles you are gathered and Michael is present. Extend this association of love to the rest in your group who are not currently present. Let your sphere expand. Close the gap of distance making them present as well.
Now each of you may expand this sphere to those you personally think of who would benefit from the loving energy of brotherhood and sisterhood. Encompass them with love, with healing, with happiness.
Jesus said that when he was lifted up, when he became sovereign of Nebadon, he would draw all to him. Each one of you dedicated to the mission of Michael is a point from which Michael extends his drawing power to bring others in need into his arms. While you move toward Michael as he draws you, you draw others. This moment of reflection upon your friends and fellows is a moment of extending the drawing power of Michael. Send that love. Draw that love.
Thank you, friends.
Elyon: This is Elyon. I wish to release you from the classroom today to allow you to undertake your daily activities. I am looking forward to our gathering over your weekend of celebrating the ascension of Michael from Urantia. It is a profound moment that occurred so long ago on your world, not only for your world but for all of Nebadon. It is beautiful to be together to celebrate the joy of the attainment of sovereignty by Michael and the opening of hither to unavailable potentials of all creatures across this local universe.
Much has changed in Nebadon since that eventful period of time, the time of Michael's bestowal attainments and sovereignty attainment. A new chapter was born, and we are all writing the pages day after day as we live our lives under his guidance. It is a good time, for everyone knows that each contribution is expanding the abilities of this local universe to function as an educational center, a spiritual training ground, for the many who are seeking to attain Paradise. Mother Spirit and Michael are ever willing to receive any who seek. Let us celebrate in joy at this upcoming anniversary.
I take my leave. Farewell.