2009-01-19-When Michael Was On This Planet
Topic: When Michael Was On This Planet
Group: Arcadia TeaM
TR: George B.
Prayer: Dear Father thank you for this gathering. We pray for peace in this world and on the eve of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama we pray that you be with him and his family and that he will be a great leader to lead this country and this world to peace. Thank you Father for all the blessings that we have in this country. Help us to be good stewards of these blessings. We love you Father. In Christ Michael’s name, Amen.
JarEl: TR, George: Good evening. It is I, your teacher JarEl. (Welcome) It is good to be back again.
I see that there is hope and excitement in your lives for the days to come. And as with all excitement, it must be tempered with realism, a steadiness. I say this to you because, as searchers of light, you bear the responsibility to bring forth the ideals and ideas that will transform this country and this world. It is not enough to put your hopes on one man. Each of you has the power within you to transform this world. Much as it is your responsibility to recognize great leadership in men, it is also your responsibility to become great leaders as well.
There are things that you know that the majority of the world does not. And because of this it is important that you continue to move forward with your ideals and ideas and truly transform this world into something greater, into its full potential, a transformation that will carry it directly into the Age of Light and Life. Perhaps the signs of hope are all around you and perhaps this time seems magical and inspirational. But let it just be a reminder that many things are possible and life will not always seem magical and inspirational and it is in those times that you must continue to move forward and bring the hope to the people, into the world; the hope of a better day and a better life, the hope of a new beginning; the hope of the Age of Light and Life.
It is not necessary for you to define this age for them. It is simply enough for you to inspire their dreams and their aspirations that the world will change, the world will get better. Use this opportunity that is in your hands right now to wash away all the cynicism and all the doubt, all the hatred and all the fear. Use this opportunity to move forward and grasp the moment so that the momentum in your lives continues and inspires others as well. Temper your enthusiasm for the road ahead is hard. It will be difficult, but it is worthwhile. It is worth all the challenges. It is worth all the setbacks. And it is worth all the disappointments.
When Michael was on this planet, many flocked to him, many believed in him and many had these ideas of who he was going to be. They had great hope that they would be liberated from the bondage of the Roman yoke. Yet all their dreams and aspirations were dashed to pieces at every turn. What Michael brought to this world was greater than the moment. It was not meant to fix a temporal solution. The ideas and ideals that Michael brought to this planet were eternal. Therefore he treated everyone as an eternal being. Therefore he allowed for them to be disappointed in the temporary term for he knew that it would not benefit them in the eternal point of view.
Such is your task. It is your work that you must do on this planet. You must look at the work that you must do as an eternal work, as something that will last for all the ages of time. And even in individual lives you must also act in the eternal and you must try to see what will benefit someone for their entire life. So prepare yourselves to be disappointed and prepare to disappoint others as well. For the work that you do will not always be gladly received, but in the end it will be greatly admired. Much as Michael’s work was greatly admired years after his death.
Are there any questions here tonight?
In the spirit of clarification, I would like to answer what I predict would be a question that will come given this lesson I just gave. And that question would be: What is this work that you talk about? What specific work am I supposed to do?
The work that you do is personal. It is a way of you understanding what needs to be done on this planet. It is of your own making, of your own understanding. It is by observation that you will come to realize what this world needs, which guidance from books, such as The Urantia Book and other spiritual books. You can come to a conclusion and realization of what needs to be done and how best you can do it. And this is the work that I speak of. There is no uniform work that must be done. Of course there are generalities, such as poverty, hunger and war. All those things need to be solved, of course. But an individual is hardly expected to solve all these problems. Therefore, the best you can do is on an individual level, and that is the work that I speak of, the work that you yourself choose.
And we have all the faith in you to choose well in how you do this work and what type of work you do. Our part in all of this is to support and encourage you and to find you resources when needed. But it is your act, your decision, that ‘gets the ball rolling’ as you say. So it is your choice as to what work you are to do.
And with that, I leave you. Goodnight.
All: Goodnight JarEl.