2009-03-08-Growth of Civlization
Topic: Growth of Civilization
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Teacher: Elyon, Monjoronson, Serena, Michael, Nebadonia
TR: Jonathan, Kathy
Elyon (Jonathan TR): Greetings, this is Elyon. May we pause for one moment and acknowledge the presence of our master Michael and our Mother Spirit.
At one time I made my address to you as the “guide to understanding”, and it is my desire ever to bring to you insights that will allow you to expand your field of understanding, to grasp more broadly the interconnectiveness of all things and also to penetrate more deeply into the significance of everything. Today I am to speak on well- being. I will use the analogy of a well.
It is of great importance that a well deliver a quantity of water that is of use to the one so establishing such a well. It is of great importance that the quality of that water be likewise useful. While it is true that a shallow well can provide both quantity and quality, it is often desired that the well be deep to survive the times of drought, to be protected from surface contamination. In my teaching I have often stressed stillness. This is the manner in which you may drive deep your well of being that you may weather those times of spiritual drought and remain pure during those times of the contaminations of evil. In so doing you may draw to the surface the pure waters of spirit that you may be refreshed and that you may refresh those about you.
It is understood that well-being is not merely a sense of quality of spirit only but also a quality of mind and body. But many of you know that you can have a sense of well- being even with frailties or faults of mind and body. A well may be hand cranked, hand pumped, or pumped by another mechanical means. It may be cased in various ways, but it still delivers the same water. So even with an ailment or frailty you can have that peace of well-being.
You know the phrase, “the peace that passes all understanding”. It is a peace that penetrates the bedrock and goes deep into your soul. It is a peace that is greater than the superficial peace of mere rest or non agitation of mind. It is a fundamental vibration of your being which then resonates into the more superficial levels of yourself bringing a calm. The growth of society, of civilization, parallels the patterns of growth of a single human being. When one is young one acquires, gathering knowledge and experience, establishing the abilities to work, acquiring skill and talent, becoming capable to support oneself. All these efforts are acquisitions. Upon the ages of maturity there is the transition over to giving back to the world that taught you in terms of productivity, artistic expression, social service.
Civilization finds itself currently engaged in acquisition, the compiling of things and therefore the consumption of resources to provide those things. It is in adolescence and will begin to shift its emphasis to the cultivation of the higher avenues of living, and you will find a flourishing of many arts and sciences that are not dependent upon capital production. Civilization will then give back to the planet what the planet has provided for civilization -- and by “planet” I mean not only the globe you are dwelling upon but the spiritual supervisors who administer this world.
So, as your guide to understanding, it is my desire to bring to you peace and well- being. I know you have enjoyed my teachings over the years. Perhaps a scholar would look upon my teachings and find no curriculum of continuity, but I come not to teach point A to point B; I come to instill a sense of belonging in our Father’s family, the spiritual brotherhood. So we circulate within the realm of truth and stand at different vantage points to perceive in alternate ways the way things are.
You have a compliment given to another person used as, “he (or she) is well rounded”, and that is my intention with all my teachings. They are not linear; they are rounded, and anywhere upon that sphere you may look upon the surface and derive a new perspective. In a linear teaching you must start at the beginning and progress, for to just jump in at a later time can bring confusion as the prior lessons were not grasped to support the lessons further down the line. But in a rounded teaching you may go in any direction and derive understanding.
I will finish my comments by returning to the point of stillness. Stillness is the center of the sphere whereupon you may look omni-directionally to all points upon the surface. This is where you can be still and know. This is the center of your being. Thank you once again for your attention. There are others here who will address you.
Monjoronson: I too am among you, this is Monjoronson. I declare to you that we are entering into the age of responsibility.
As Elyon pointed out, the timeline of civilization as compared to the growth of an individual, there is the chapter of life wherein there is the freedom of play. Things may occur that do not have much impact upon others. There is the laughter -- and I do not use this term derogatorily -- there is a frivolity, that is, importance is not a factor in what is done; it is simply done because it is joyful and engaging and energizing. But there comes a time when one must take stock of one’s direction and begin to be responsible for where one is going in life. Sometimes it takes crisis to change orientation, and that is where you find your world today. Not only are the governing structures around your world reevaluating their responsibility, but the impact of your current global climate is that even the individuals in each household are making the decisions of personal responsibility and reevaluating their behavioral patterns.
I spoke when I first addressed you years back that we will approach some of the changes on this planet from the top down. Here you see today some of the repercussions of our efforts. I do not mean that we have brought upon you an economic crisis but that in the habitual approach of your economy of the years past the conditions were created wherein this crisis could come about, and we have leaped to the challenge of bringing into the minds of all rulers a change in perspective, a turning of the mind to a new way of approaching running a world. But we do not stop with merely addressing the top, for it is of great importance that everyone in all places make their adjustments as well. It is a support across the board by all peoples that will bring another step toward Light and Life. You are not to be controlled by powers; you are to be participants in power. Everyone is deputized; everyone is on the payroll. No company runs merely from the corporate board but requires all stations of labor. So, some of the youngest among you today will learn the values derived from the piggy bank just as many of the older ones among you are relearning their investment strategy.
The near future will be a challenge in the balance of the stimulus of competitive drive with cooperative cooperation. You have been learning teamwork within a team, the camaraderie of supporting one another in the drive for a goal. And you know of good sportsmanship, of treating the other team with honor and dignity. This must apply to all fields of human activity, a teamwork of teams, not merely teamwork within a team, a competitiveness that advances all peoples rather than one that elevates some at the expense of others. It will not be easy, just as in each single personality you must wrestle with your altruistic ideals and the more ego centered sense of self preservation, but it will happen, for as you have noted in your own selves the blossoming of the divine ideal of service to one another, the world will likewise mature in that manner. Have great hope for we are here to help.
Thank you for receiving me. I enjoy the interweaving of our presences.
Serena (Kathy): In this period of change in the societies of this world there exists opportunity for the creative intention of individuals to bring new systems into existence. In the beginning groups may gather for purely social activities, but as a group dynamic is established the opportunity exists for a sharing of ideas on a more focused level with the goal of problem solving. As individuals form their intentions to solve the problems in their lives new perceptions may arrive that have the ability to transform both the structure of the group and their actions. Totally new concepts of the situations will lead to expanded change in the material situations surrounding the group. It is your challenge to draw others together in group situations so that this group interaction is a possibility.
In the coming times it will become more important for small groups of individuals to gather together to pool both their resources and their ideas. Any action that will form groups will be productive in this endeavor. At first you may feel intimidated by the prospect of bringing together groups, but any attempt you make toward group action will be rewarded. Look for the opportunity to create discussion in your daily lives. This may lead to an expanded opportunity to draw together groups to explore solutions and formulate some plans to move in new directions of action. All efforts will produce positive results in the end.
Michael (Jonathan): This is Michael. You know of my great patience when I often said while on your world, “my hour has not yet come”. I tell you today the hour has come. You also know of my tendency to ask questions of those who seek truth to draw them out and then minister to their real needs of the moment, to not merely cast upon them a broad sermon but to address specifically the hunger of their hearts. Today, your world, all around people are asking, wanting to know. My brothers and sisters, the hour has come. Speak to the needs, speak specifically, but those specifics are to contain not only physical solutions or mental constructs but also the sweeping panorama of spiritual vision. As you encounter those in your life who wonder what is going on, attempt to make this three-fold approach to finding solution. Again I say, the hour has come.
Father, you have bestowed upon each of my children here Your divine spirit; I perceive that radiant presence in the depths of their beings. I also perceive the light from Your presence radiating throughout them and beyond them.
I know they are fully capable of revealing who You are as I did so when I was in their form. All power resides within each of my children because of You. It is with great joy with each of these, my dearest, for we work as three, a trinity. May they gather strength; may they be confident even while they search for answers themselves.
You are the rock upon which they stand. You and I express to each of them that we do trust that each one is capable of doing Your will of ministering to the many in need around them and even of being ambassadors for the spiritual government being more greatly and overtly established upon this planet. Even while yet they cannot see its emergence they have begun the process and are truly valuable participants.
Praise to You, Father, for Your power and Your ability to work within each of my children.
Mother Spirit (Kathy): My little ones, it is your Mother here to wrap you in our loving care. Be confident as you venture into the new world that your Parents are with you in all your struggles and triumphs. We hold you always in our loving embrace.