2013-09-12-Part and Whole
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: The Part and Whole
o 1.2 Group: Lightline TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Charles, LIGHT, Tomas
o 2.2 TR: Mark Rogers, Gerdean
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Opening
o 3.2 Lesson
3.2.1 Individual, Microcosm
o 3.3 Closing
Topic: The Part and Whole
Group: Lightline TeaM
Teacher: Charles, LIGHT, Tomas
TR: Mark Rogers, Gerdean
PRAYER: [Mark] Divine Parents, share the journey with us, guide us along as we take the steps of faith realizing that we are always in your embrace and that we cannot be too far, too separated, too individual, that we are a part of the whole and you are a part of the whole and therefore we are connected throughout, even our feelings of isolation and separateness. Be with us when these feelings may wash over us. Help us to feel the connection that we have with you by virtue of being part of the whole, the same whole. Help us to be confident in this truth and reside with this reality.Now we approach you in faith that you will have something that you would share with us through one of your emissaries of light. We now invite you to access this forum, to join us as we approach in faith. Let it be so, even now.
CHARLES: [Mark] It is my pleasure to greet you this evening, I am Charles and I would be happy to work with the threads offered here, to weave together some new strands of awareness and understanding. Let us consider what it is to be a part of the whole, a fragment of the total, a piece of the overall, that somehow you are made of the whole, that your part helps complete the whole, that your peace is vital to the whole and your piece is unique in contrast to the whole. You are in fact defined by your relationship to the whole, how much of it you are aware of, how much of it you access at any time, how much of it you portray in your daily lives.
These truly define you because you are defined in context with the whole. Your piece, your aspect that is so unique and individual is an integral part of the mosaic that is simply incomplete without it. And so here you are, this individual vital piece and you are known and cherished and needed and loved by the entire mosaic who all know that without you they are incomplete, that your piece is of significance. In this way you can feel that you are truly connected, even desired, even needed to complete the entire mosaic. In this way you can feel the connection to all the other pieces and parts that make up the whole.
In this way you see yourself in relationship to all that is. You are not so much some aspects that you observe and you are more like other aspects that you observe. You can relate to certain features that you observe and be turned off by other aspects that you witness. All of this, all of these settings define you, make you unique and individual.
In order to be a unique individual, one ends up claiming their own territory as it were, staking their own claim to aspects of reality that they either want or don’t want to be a part of. In this process they define themselves by what they surround themselves with. This is how you are defining yourselves as individuals, by all the other aspects and your relationship to them. And so, while one is busily engaged in this process of defining oneself though every decision, through every interpretation, every position taken, one sees themselves more and more as separate and distinct, that is not like the rest of everything but unique and separate and different.
This is very true and real. The more one defines them self as different from their environment, the more one tends to feel isolated or secluded or cut off. So it is a challenge for you to maintain your assurance that you are indeed part of the whole and simultaneously you are a unique fragment of the whole, an individual aspect. Both can be true side by side and coexist in perfect harmony.
As for this notion of sometimes feeling in or out of the flow, I invite you to bear witness to the fact that great connections are made at the point of choosing to do so, that it is not as though access to anything is limited. What is limited is the desire and the will to participate. If one decides that creating a connection with any flow that is in motion is important, then it is easy enough and a connection is made and the experience is real that one has connected themselves to a certain flow and they are now a part of that flow, part of that energy in motion.
This is easily done and it is just as easily undone, it is simply a matter of choosing to engage or simply allowing disengagement. Either way, it falls to the choice of the individual as to what connections are maintained, what flows are you in and what flows are you out of. There are no wrong answers necessarily, it is simply ebbs and flows as the desires to engage ebb and flow.
I believe that should do for my contribution here this evening. Knowing that this opportunity is cherished I will allow for others to access it. I remain in attendance if there are any questions or dialog that would be offered, thank you.
LIGHT: [Mark] I would take advantage of this opportunity provided, I am Light. It is always my pleasure to be given a chance to work within these parameters that we have established here. I am ever willing to offer my services to forge any new pathways, to create any additional methods in this process that we are involved in creating at this time.
As you all know or at least you all have a sense, these are times of great change and great promise and the fact that this is so provides great leverage to be used by those who would take advantage of this opportunity. And so, I approach this group here and now. We are the ones assembled to hear these words to get on the same page as it were, to create the reality of the hour. That is our mission and that is all our mission need be, this hour by hour, choice by choice, creation by creation.
The fact that we are sharing these words is a creation, is a choice that we’ve activated. Now we take advantage of that opportunity and springboard forward and we are able to communicate spiritual truths, even morontial aspects, all because we have ventured forward in faith and desired to take the next step. Always you will find the next step will be provided for you, the next door will be opened when you knock, the next opportunity presented immediately before you.
And so it is we enjoy this very moment of opportunity, this very time we come together in support of such an opportunity. In this discussion of being an aspect of the whole, I cannot impress upon you enough how much the significance of this truth will change you lives. If you consider that as a piece you are a reflection of the whole and that you have access to the whole because you are a piece, that your destiny is to be rejoined with the whole and your journey is one of expression of those aspects of your individual being manifesting and expressing as the colors on the piece that you offer to the mosaic.
Such is the purpose of this life. You are not here to save the world. You are not here to be asked to do much more in this life than to simply tend to your own inner garden and be the best fragment of the whole that you can be, the best reflection of the whole that is possible, even the best portal to the whole that you can envision for many individuals out there may have their greatest experience of the whole when they experience you as the fragment of the whole, you as the way to the whole, as the reflection. That truly is your mission if you have one and all else that happens are just opportunities for you to express the self in different aspects of being.
So, that being said, I invite you to join me in a petition to be the best fragment that we can be of the great whole of which we are all a part, the best piece that we can be, the most reflective of the greatness and goodness of all that is and in this, let us recall the relationship that we have to every one else who is an aspect of the whole, each individual fragment, sacred and related to us. Let us broaden our awareness to embrace these truths as we move forward in our spiritual growth and ascension.
Thank you for the gift of this relationship, may we explore it to its depths. Thank you all for listening to these words this evening. It is always a pleasure to join with those who join together in spirit. We are coming together in this aspect of our relationship and it is a joy and a pleasure. Thank you all, farewell.
TOMAS: [Gerdean] I’ve been invited by our host who simply issued the word “opportunity” and I was prompted to awaken from my stupor and come forth, Tomas the opportunist. A pleasant stupor I might add, as is always the case of those of us who enjoy the camaraderie of their relationships, the peace and comfort that comes from spending time in a safe environment with those we love and who love us in return.
Such a comfort zone is that which all Agondonters seek, so it is the antithesis of being in the isolated state of having nowhere to turn but your own faith for succor. Those Agondonters who believe without seeing perforce live in the brisk and bracing cold but keeps them alert to a spiritual survival as well as opportunities to serve and what a joy we feel and we feel as we reflect upon it, this comfort zone that we pull over ourselves like a warm blanket against the isolation.
It is said in the text that we languish in isolation and this is the reason one of our first admonishments to you was and remains the practice of Stillness, for within Stillness you develop the connection with the Father/God Fragment that assures you that no matter what the circumstances, you are not alone. You always have that connection with Father/God alive and well within you. The practice of Stillness will keep you connected, yes, even when you find yourself in long range, long term isolated circumstances.
But, relating to the lesson on the part and the whole, you can also become part of that which is, even if it is not the ideal and in fact, that is where the work is, that is the arena where the opportunities abound, in that milieu of humanity where you don’t really fit. They are really not enough to satisfy your perfection hunger and so you are compelled to give to the situation since there is nothing you can derive from it that compares to the camaraderie we know as sons and daughters of the living God.
And in that we become the whole. We can let down our defenses, we can let down our barriers, we can rejoice in the oneness we share even though our philosophies and beliefs may differ. When we allow ourselves the liberty of splashing in the living waters we have that childlike glee that comes from our faith.
It helps to remember your circumstances so as not to get lost and this practice of Stillness is an anchor for you. As long as you are anchored in spirit reality you cannot get too lost, you cannot feel too isolated because the Father is right there, right there in your inner sanctuary, the citadel of the spirit. Even though you may grow weary and languish in the isolation of not having fellow believers to provide you with strength and encouragement, humor and all those good things of camaraderie and fellowship, all you need is within you and it will carry you until the next wave of sociability, affability, filiality and such comfort as we know here and now comes our way.
There is a saying going around to the effect that a body in motion stays in motion, a body at rest tends to stay at rest and it is the same way with your spirit reality. Your spirit reality when activated moves along at a merry clip and has no need to slow down or stop except for momentary respite and it’s up and at it again, living and serving in the light of being. And when it is at rest, when you allow yourself to become dormant for long seasons, it is more and more difficult to remember the connection, how you got from here to there, it is more difficult to renew that spirit reality.
It then may require some of your peers to help you along, to remind you where you come from, what your Source is. You can’t get completely lost because you will always find your way home, but those moments of feeling lost or strayed can be very debilitating and stressful, particularly as you don’t feel well or are aged or uncertain as to your life’s circumstances–just at the time you need God the most.
So don’t neglect your Stillness time. By the same token I encourage you to not let your prayer life become a habit, for that too is another way of drifting off, away from the vitality of the spirit into some la-la land of feel-good religion. This works fine for a while but you may find yourself wandering off course and so you are urged to stay on course, keep your eye on the prize and allow yourself to be led joyfully and gayly, vivaciously down the path of life.
TOMAS: I’m glad for the opportunity to come in and say hello, to lend support and camaraderie to my fellow teachers and to my students far and wide. I return the platform now to our host. Amen and farewell.