2007-04-02-Significance of Good Friday
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Significance of Good Friday
o 1.2 Group: Arcadia TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: JarEl, Corelli
o 2.2 TR: George B., Stella
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Opening
o 3.2 Lesson
o 3.3 Dialogue
o 3.4 Closing
Topic: Significance of Good Friday
Group: Arcadia TeaM
Teacher: JarEl, Corelli
TR: George B., Stella
Prayer, Donna: Father thank you for this gathering here of like-minded people, spiritual seekers. We are always hungry to learn more of your truth, beauty and goodness. Please open our ears and our hearts to hear the messages that you have for us through the teachers that you have sent to us. Thank you so much for all of the blessings in our lives Father, help us to be good stewards of those blessings. We love you. In Christ Michael’s name, Amen.
JAREL: TR, George. Good evening. It is I, your teacher JarEl. It is good to be back again and it is good to see all the familiar faces. There is a light inside all of you here that shines very brightly and when you all come together it is a bright circle that you create. This bright circle is positive energy from which the world benefits. As individuals you create your own circles around you of positive thinking.
JAREL: You are all very well aware of the journey that you must take once you leave this world and this awareness has brought some comfort to many of you and in turn this knowledge has deepened your understanding of the universe and has brought you closer to a relative peace of mind and spirit.
Yet despite all this knowledge, you still remain with questions and that is perfectly fine for you should ask questions and you should continue to look for answers and for truth for all eternity and that is the real search for God. When you ask a question of your existence and your identity, of which you are – then you begin to receive that answer in such subtle ways of thought and enlightenment. At this point in your lives these ways are small and barely noticeable. However, once you begin to traverse the entire universe, you will feel the large spiritual energies that are emanating from the core of the universe. These energies will be felt as large waves of thought and spirituality.
The information that you will gather once you become closer to God will be so great that not a thousand mortal minds could contain such information. So, in other words, there is so much to learn my friends. Therefore, the more questions you ask the more opportunity you have to grow as individuals. But much of your questioning, much of what you seek after, at this moment, are questions that you can answer for yourselves. Much of the information that you search for is already here and already has been written. It is simply up to you to look for it.
It is in this week that many of you celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ Michael. Ponder for a minute the significance of his visit on this planet. Imagine the ultimate importance of his life on small Urantia. It is with great interest that the entire local universe looks down on this small world of confused humans with great love and admiration and at times with great sorrow for your lack of cooperation with one another and your tendencies to go to war.
If the Creator of this universe were to have visited some other planet, perhaps the message wouldn’t have been so significant as it has been on Urantia. But yet many of you on this world have failed to realize the true mission, nonetheless, you have been raised by our Father and brother and He came with great humility and patience for your kind and this Friday marks the anniversary of His crucifixion and crucifixion that He did not deserve, yet it was brought down on Him. The love that He has for all of you is so great and so genuine. He brings peace to all your hearts and He loves the whole world, every single last one of you. I would like to step aside for one moment to allow other teachers.
CORELLI: TR, Stella. Good evening. I am Corelli, your old friend Stella. We are glad you are with us again. We missed our talks that went on for so many years and we are glad you are with us again. Christ is here as usual, sending you all His greetings and great love. You are more blessed than you can believe. You are a special part of His heart because He knows you are sincere in your truth seeking. We try to enlighten your way through all of your vicissitudes. Be not unhappy, you will see that eventually your troubles will be gone.
You all are loved and admired for each of you have a special talent that you willingly give to the world. You all cannot see the effect of your actions on so many but eventually you will know and will be astonished at how far your work and dissemination of the truth has gone and how many people you have affected. So please keep up your good works and do not be discouraged even though many of you feel you have failed or have not done enough. You have done more than many people put together. We love each and every one of you and we look forward to the time when we will meet and embrace. We love you. Goodnight.
JAREL: TR, George. Are there any questions here tonight?
Mike: I have a couple of questions. One of them is about pride. I was just wondering, because the Bible and The Urantia Book talk about how God doesn’t like pride. Are there certain degrees of pride? I think that if God chose me to be an apostle that I would feel some kind of pride in that but at the same time I could be humble. I am wondering if that’s bad or if all pride is bad?
JAREL: TR, George. Pride is a poison to the heart for it self-centers you. It brings you into the light and allows you to put more importance upon yourself than others. The apostles needed to learn humility. They needed to learn how to serve others if later they were to rule over them. So before you let your pride get in the way, humble yourself and learn to serve others first. Pride is not good for anyone. It only destroys the heart and the connection that you have with others for it separates you and puts you up on a pedestal. It makes you feel that you are better than others or you are favored or you are fortunate.
Those sorts of feelings can become deceptive towards one. Sooner or later this point of view that you have of yourself will get the better of you and will make you forget whom you are. Always remember that you are a Son of God and all of us are your brothers and sisters. The one thing that we have in common is the Fatherhood of God. God is no respecter of men; so do not put yourself above men. Always remain humble in all your dealings with others and you will make innumerable friends. Are there any other questions?
Mike: I would like to know about the interpretation of dreams. The Urantia Book says it is superstitious, although the Bible talks about Joseph interpreting dreams. Are there any dreams that are in connection with the Thought Adjuster? Or are all dreams just dreams that don’t mean anything?
JAREL: TR, George. Your dreams are made up, the large majority of them, of your unconscious thoughts that surface in your mind during your stay of slumber. However, that being said, you are more susceptible to being contacted during this time either by your Thought Adjuster or by angels. But your mind interprets these dreams in various ways; it symbolizes everything and if you are not able to discern these symbols within your own dream, then the interpretation can become gibberish. But, if you are skillful in the interpretation of your own dreams, then at one point you can come to understand them.
But you should not rely on your dreams to tell you the truth. There is plenty of truth for you to find in your waking state. God reaches you at all times, in all moments. You can begin to discern Him at any moment you chose. It is not necessary for you to venture into the dream state to find clues with regard to the actors of the universe. You can find all of the answers that you need when you are perfectly awake in the state of meditation. Does that help you?
Mike: Somewhat – when my meditation is at the point when I can understand whether it is my own thinking or wishful thinking that I am given some type of answer.
JAREL: TR, George. God will always speak to you in your own voice, so at times you will hear nothing but yourself speaking back to you. But if you learn to listen and discern these thoughts and as you begin to see that many of these thoughts are not you own thoughts, then you can rest assured that much of this good information that you are receiving is from God. For He constantly speaks to you and He is always there for anything that you ask for. Granted that much of what you ask takes time to be delivered and in the wisdom of God, He might not give you everything that you ask for simply because you do not know what you want.
God, of all people, knows what you need and when you ask Him, He gives it to you. In the search for knowledge and truth, if you ask, you shall receive. God is more than happy to provide you with the tools to reach Him. God is ecstatic to see one of His children reaching out to Him. When His child begins that arduous search for God, He makes it possible for you to begin to find the clues that will send you on your way towards this grand adventure. Are there any more questions here tonight?
Stella: Is there such a thing as precognitive dreams? I seem to get them in times of great crises and I am wondering where that comes from? Sometimes I do something about them and sometimes I don’t. So I am just wondering, when I get these dreams should I do something about them to warn the people?
JAREL: TR, George. There is such a thing as tapping into the Great Mother Spirit and seeing bits and pieces of what your future might be, or seeing glimpses. But remember that you have a choice as to what and how you want to create your future. There is an ultimate predestine which is the destiny of God. But as you live here and die on this planet, you have choices to make as to how you want to live out your days. At times you do experience these precognitive or sometimes déj vu feelings. But you should not be surprised or startled by such information for it is normal to experience this. It is normal to look down the road and see where your life is headed or to look down the road and see events happen.
As humans progress more and more there will come more evidence that this state of mind is normal. For us looking down on you, we can preconceive much of what is going to happen to all of you. Based on the patterns and the knowledge that we have and the wisdom that’s carried through from the universe, we can predict certain events that will affect your world, but despite these sorts of predictions, we do not view this phenomena as something spectacular. It is an everyday event for us for we have a larger picture, a larger understanding of the universe. When you tap into this Mother Spirit, or God, you tap into a larger understanding of the entire universe and you might see glimpses of this world. Then this experience that you have should be shared with others for not everyone can tap into this knowledge.
Not everyone has the benefit of looking down the road and seeing what’s coming up. You are fortunate my friend Stella that you have elevated your vision to such levels that you can warn your friends and family. But not warn them in a negative way but rather caution them and help them to change this world of yours. For all of you have this power within you. You may say that you are just a handful of people, but even a handful of people can affect change on this planet. You are not so insignificant. You are truly significant. Are there any last questions?
Mike: The Urantia Book states that loved ones who have died cannot communicate with loved ones who are still alive. Does that also mean that in dreams they cannot communicate either, because I have had a vivid dream with someone who passed and they said they were always around? Is that just my subconscious thinking of them?
JAREL: TR, George. No, it is not. There is such a thing as privilege on the other side. Privilege to communicate with their loved ones and assure them that they are fine and that they are happy and that they are still alive in the sense of being alive. These sorts of communications are permissible. They carry with them none of the negative connotations or the negative message that humans seem so willing to share. They must qualify first to even begin to transmit such messages to you. Once they show that they are ready to greet their loved ones, they are allowed certain times to bring forth this communication. This has been happening more and more.
But please do not misconstrue this privilege, as an open-ended conversation for it is not permissible for them to speak of everything that they see, for you simply will not understand. It is also not permissible for them to try to direct certain events or certain things from where they are at; they cannot get involved. They must learn, as you one day will learn, that they must leave things behind in order to receive the new things that are coming from the future. The problems that you leave here on this planet must be dealt with on this planet. Your own personal problems that you take with you must be dealt with on your own. However, I do qualify your experience as a genuine communication.
Lucille: Will we have more help with our problems as we advance into their worlds?
JAREL: TR, George. By all means, you will. There are many qualified teachers who are willing to help you transition into this grand new world that awaits you. It will be a marvelous time for you. You will, for the first time in your life, experience a true and genuine society. No longer will you be burdened by your mortality or by the petty governments of this planet. The life that awaits you is an ever-progressing journey of discovery and understanding and doesn’t end. At times it seems like it will never end, but there will be a time when you do reach Paradise. But that is a far off day, to even think about it is unfathomable. Suffice it to say that you have in front of you many adventures that wait, many journeys for you to take, many friends for you to make. But most of all you will have God with you throughout that long journey and He will embrace you with love and tenderness as He does embrace you now.
JAREL: With that I leave you. Goodnight.
All: Goodnight JarEl.