2008-09-08-A Sense of the Future
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: A Sense of the Future
o 1.2 Group: Arcadia TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: JarEl
o 2.2 TR: George B.
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Opening
o 3.2 Lesson
o 3.3 Dialogue
o 3.4 Closing
Topic: A Sense of the Future
Group: Arcadia TeaM
TR: George B.
JAREL: TR, George: Good evening. It is I, your Teacher JarEl.
JAREL: TR, George: It is good to be back again. It is good to be in the midst of this intimate group.
JAREL: I do sense that you, as people, as Urantians, are beginning to have hope for the future, hope for the world, hope that your planet survives this age that you are currently going through. I do sense that you are beginning to be more positive, more forward-looking. I do sense that you have determined yourselves to trudge along for the foreseeable future in order to bring this better age into reality. And I do commend you all for this attitude for it benefits the future, it benefits the next generation. It is no longer okay to be complacent or pessimistic. There are too many things going on in your world for you to take on this attitude.
The world is changing and it is getting better. What you see most of the time are growing pains that occur here and there because of the changes that are occurring. There is an underlying cause for the effects that you see. And it is this cause that you must focus on; this cause of people, in general, having a more positive outlook, being willing to change their world, their planet. There are those who will fight to keep things the way they are. But change is stronger, change happens no matter what.
But I do want to bring this down to a personal level. For, ultimately, everything begins with one person and as you grow spiritually you learn that you have changed. You learn that you have grown and have developed in such a way that if you were to compare yourself with some past self you would see the obvious. You would see the changes that have occurred. Aside from the physical, you would see the spiritual changes, the changes that are within the heart. And, yes, you may even see times in which you have gone the other way; instead of getting better, you have gotten worse. But ultimately, you always come around to the better. This is the type of change of which I am talking about. The change which is in yourself, the potential of being a better person, a more noble person, a person full of compassion and forgiveness.
It is too easy to condemn and it is too easy to be angry at one another. But it takes courage and wisdom to forgive and to love. And I implore you to love one another, to care for one another and to forgive one another. You are all growing and maturing and you all make mistakes. Don’t be too quick to jump on someone who has made a mistake. Learn to forgive them for one day it will be you who makes that mistake and you would like them to do the same – to forgive you. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes and try to imagine what they are going through. Try to imagine their own experiences, instead of just hunkering down in your own skin. This is the core basis of brotherhood; loving one another and embracing your brothers and your sisters, knowing full well that they are fallible but yet have the potential to love and to care.
As you have matured and, most of you have, come to this age of wisdom in your own lives, where you can see the world and you pretty much know how it works. Yet you are still surprised from time to time. But, comparatively speaking, you are no longer that adolescent, that idealist, who thought the world should be a certain way and was sorely disappointed when he or she found out that people are not perfect. You have discovered and have experienced in your own lives that people aren’t perfect. And despite that fact, you have learned to love and forgive one another.
I ask you to continue that. I ask you to continue to grow in your own graces and mature with your beautiful spirituality and elevate yourselves to the lessons of Morontia. For one day you will be there and you will be prepared. This world is passing through. It will be just a memory for you one day, a place of origin, a somewhere you left behind. The destiny that is in front of you is so much greater and glorious; there are so many things to see and moments to experience. Comparatively speaking, you can no longer look at your world the same. You will be fascinated by your new adventures so that looking back to this world will be a sad notion. I ask you to come out of the shadows of this world and elevate yourself to the beautiful life flowers that exist in this universe. Hallow yourselves to the calling of God, to the drawing power of the True Source and Center and begin doing that by loving one another, forgiving one another. Are there any questions here tonight?
Stella: You say that the world is getting better. I can see that in some ways, yes, but on the other hand there is so much greed, anger and killing, it almost seems as if there is more of that going on. Is the world getting better or isn’t it?
JAREL: : TR, George: My dear Stella, the world is getting better. And despite you seeing more of this greed, anger and hate, that is simply a matter of you being able to see more because the world is more connected. The world has shrunk in many respects. You are able to see what is happening on the other side of this planet in an instant. There has always been greed, anger and hate on this planet and perhaps there was even more in the past. But what has happened now is that people are beginning to think in different ways and they are beginning to act in different ways. And they are beginning to identify these greedy people, these angry people. You see them more and more because your news agencies focus on them. And, yes, it is a focus that is uncalled for. But, yet, they do it to display the worst of humanity.
But you, as people, are better than that. You, as a world, have grown and have matured. And there is so much greatness that is not shown on your televisions. There is so much goodness that is yet to be displayed to the rest of the world. What you see is just a minority, sporadic events that are all over the world. But they are shrinking, they are becoming less and less. So that when the next time you see this happening, it will be a shock to you because you are not used to seeing it in your circle of friends, your own little world. And, yes, these things should be shocking, should be abhorred. There shouldn’t be any complacency to evil. It should be contrasted with goodness and love. And more and more people are denying evil. More and more people are standing up against corruption and hate and greed. And you see this happening all over the world. That is why I say that the world is getting better. Are there any other questions?
Norman: Thank you JarEl for what you have spoken tonight. I have a question. We have an outreach program of reaching 50 states this coming year, this will be led by your servant Pato Banton. How best can we assist at these events?
JAREL: : TR, George: I am sure you know what to do. I commend you for your willingness to be a part of this, to be the initiator of such events. I also commend our brother Pato for giving so much of himself. I do promise you this – that you will bring hundreds of people into the kingdom, you will illuminate them and you will make them aware of their reality and all this because of you, because of all of you. It is beautiful to see this happening and here you are as an example of how things are changing, how things are getting better. I think you are aware of what you need to do to improve your chances of succeeding and reaching more people. I think you are just looking for confirmation that what you do is good. So I do say to you that what you do is good.
Norman: Thank you.
JAREL: : Are there any more questions?
Norman: Yes, Stella’s hand and the healing of her illness which was due to the mistreatment at the hospital, is there anything besides you can give us as to how best to pay attention to her needs and help her fingers and arm get back to working in proper order?
JAREL: : TR, George: It is unfortunate that our sister Stella has suffered so. It is a fact that the body deteriorates and yes, it is also a sad truth that humans sometimes err in mistreatment. I cannot give you a clear way for you to solve this. I will simply pray for her. But I do know that Michael watches over her. Are there any last questions?
JAREL: Very well, I ask you once more, as a personal favor, that you find that change that is within yourself, that potential to grow, and that you feed it, you help it grow so that you may elevate yourself to that new level of consciousness. And with that I leave you. Goodnight.
All: Goodnight JarEl and thank you.