2012-06-06-Spirit, Prayer, Politics
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Conscious Awareness of Spirit
o 1.2 Group: Marin TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Nebadonia
o 2.2 TR: JL
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Opening
o 3.2 Dialogue
o 3.3 Closing
Topic: Conscious Awareness of Spirit
Group: Marin TeaM
Dear Mother Spirit and Michael, greetings–greetings and welcome. It’s nice to remind ourselves that you’re always here, but still, perhaps it’s for us to open our hearts and open our minds to receive what you have for us. Tonight I have a request, Mother Spirit, and that is: could you say something on the nature of prayer? You and Michael have taught so many wonderful lessons on the nature of worship, I was just wondering what the difference is, if any. If you would speak to that we definitely would appreciate it. Amen.
NEBADONIA: Good evening, this is Mother Spirit and yes, I would be most happy to, hopefully, fulfill all your expectations for I do enjoy these expectations you bring, along with an intrinsic faith you have in Michael and me, to open yourselves to this means of communication. This faith is what both worship and prayer have in common. For if you think about it, it’s the way you’re bringing yourself and the focus of your mind and your heart to acknowledge a spiritual realm, a realm of which you are a part but you may not always be conscious of this. So with both worship and prayer it is a reaching out and an acknowledgment, as deeply and sincerely as you can bring yourself to, to acknowledge a spiritual dimension of your life, and of Reality Itself.
Conscious awareness of spirit: contact: worship and prayer
This realm of creative potential, creative ability, creative spirit is something you are in all the time. You’re constantly co-creating your own reality from the totality that you are. But it’s very good and very distinct to bring your conscious self, your self-awareness to this acknowledgment. It’s making contact. Since spirit is all around you–your guardian angel, Michael and I, the very presence of God within you; since we are always reaching out to you, our contact, if you will, is nigh perfect from a human standpoint. But we are not intrusive. We depend upon you with your conscious decisions and willpower to acknowledge us, to acknowledge us right within you.
Both with worship and prayer, this is an exercise of your free will, nothing imposed upon you. It’s something you decide to do, and in this decision the depth of your commitment is entirely yours. For many folks who are conflicted in their belief, or just not very strong in their belief, it’s a very trepidacious thing to reach out to what they know not. They’re not as yet, shall we say, open enough or distinct within themselves enough to know when the contact is made. They cannot yet literally experience our presence within themselves. So this calls for great faith–enormous, enormous faith to put themselves out there, to reach out with all hope, laying themselves on the line.
This is what you are doing inside yourselves, my children, in both prayer and worship. You are acknowledging us, acknowledging our Father. In your prayers for another person because they may be in a tight spot having trouble with their lives–perhaps some grave illness, some injury: in this kind of prayer you are literally sending them energy and hope. You’re giving of yourself and in this, of course, you have the reward of spirit. It gives you strength to give of yourself this way, as much as it does in all the other ways between you and your friends, maybe with your family, in all the overt mental and physical acting out of friendship.
Even this prayer is so similar to worship which we’ve often characterized as a feeling and experience of thankfulness and appreciation. The old saying of “counting your blessings” is one of the most sincere forms of worship. So worship and prayer are similar. They’re an acknowledgment, and a contact, and then, hopefully, a communication with the realm of spirit. It is putting yourself out there. It’s opening yourself to another personal being. In both worship and prayer one of the greatest things to experience is a genuine communication.
Perhaps your prayer can be a supplication, an asking for help, and in this it is so intrinsically helpful to formulate your prayer. What is it you need? What is it you don’t know and on which you’d love to have some guidance, some help on taking the next step in your life? This prayer is a little more like a supplication, an asking for help. As your Urantia Book points out, it is so much more efficacious and a real token of your sincerity if you’ve already done all you can to affect the outcome you’re praying for.
One of the most sincere forms of prayer is for guidance. We’ve often mentioned that wonderful prayer of, “Dear Father, what should I do next?”–and then being open for the answer, waiting in stillness, patiently, being open to what comes next. Sometimes it can be so instantaneous it’s the very next thought that enters your mind. It can be that quick, and you can overlook it.
So be ready, my children. Be ready in your prayer. Be ready for an answer. And you might think, “Well, how can I tell if it’s from another spiritual being, you Mother Spirit, or Michael–maybe a response of his Spirit of Truth? It might be from my Father, his presence within me insofar as he has the power–if I’m open to it–to really spiritualize my thoughts.” This is pure being ready, this crediting and giving value to what comes next. You might wonder, “Well, is this coming from this other being, or is this coming from my own higher mind?” It almost doesn’t make any difference. I say that because while there is a difference between what is coming from your own higher mind and another independent spiritual being, it’s right in your higher mind that this contact is being made. So it’s your openness to receive. It’s the sincerity–in other words, the totality of yourself–all your mind, all your heart and soul–that you can bring to your prayer.
This is a wonderful thing. This is one of the most spiritual activities you can be involved in because of this promise of genuine contact, because it is an exercise of freedom right from your own personality. It’s your own desire to touch something bigger than you are, bigger than this constantly changing, conscious you. And then in its fullness, in its completion, you can have the experience of an answer. Here, my children, one of the greatest benefits of worship and prayer is that both can lead you to a type of inner-honesty, inner-integrity, and inner-oneness of being. This is what your personality is constantly striving to achieve, this oneness within you, all parts of you in alignment and pulling together, your consciousness expanding to incorporate all that you are; to appreciate in worship all that you’ve been given.
Then there are your prayers to direct this inner awareness towards another whom you know needs it so badly. It could be a close friend. It could be something as broad as the world situation, some tight spot that you’re aware of. Pour all of your energy into that idea. Visualize yourself sending energy to those in need. This is something real. Although it takes faith to initiate this, give your whole heart to it and trust that this is real, this sharing with another what they can use of your power, some of your life-force and energy.
Don’t be surprised if you feel yourself growing a bit from doing this. Although this is not your self-centered purpose, it is a definite byproduct. This reality of spirit that you yourself are responsible for, that you yourself must initiate of your own freewill; this is as much a wonderful exercise as working with your body or working with our mind. This is bringing the totality of your being into focus and using it to help another.
These are all the dimensions, all the facets of worship and prayer, just like your mediation can be partly both. Now let me open up to any questions or comments you may have. I want to keep my lesson a little bit short tonight for that very purpose. So bring me whatever questions or comments you may have. That’s my joy.
Student: I’d like to ask a more personal question. I’ve been struggling with, I feel, a sense of inner conflict after devoting what I think is forty years towards spirit and service of spirit. And I’m kind-of at a loss at this point. Very frustrating time. Very inwardly, very divided. I don’t know if you can guide me around this issue. It’s more personal to me, perhaps, than a more general question. I don’t know if that’s what you’re looking for.
Helping a student
NEBADONIA: Yes, my son. Just feel free to express what it is, and how far you’ve gotten in this. Is there anything in particular that immediately stands out?
Student: Well, yes. I get up every day and I don’t have direction any more. For years I felt a calling to use my talent to serve a spiritual cause, as I understood it–The Urantia Book’s teachings, and the other teachings that have come my way. But for the past number of years, really, I just feel adrift. I get up every day and I don’t have direction. And it’s unnerving. It’s disquieting. It’s frustrating. I don’t know what to do. It creates a sense of inner anguish, sometimes torment and depression.
NEBADONIA: Let me ask you then, my son, what commitments you have, like a vocation. I mean, what are you doing for a living? What groups of people are . . .
Student: Nothing. Nothing.
NEBADONIA: So you are independently wealthy enough to . . .
Student: No, just the opposite. I have no income. No job. No work. No context to do what I do. None of the above. Completely adrift. Nonplused. Perplexed. No independent wealth. Just the opposite.
NEBADONIA: Well, how are you getting by day-to-day–today?
Student: Just little drips and drabs of money, that’s fast going. Social security. But basically we’ve run out of money–several months behind on our mortgage, and this has been–you know–we were just kind-of borrowing for a while. Had some inheritance. But at this point, nothing seems to be being generated. All my efforts to try to get something going; I can’t believe how many times and just nothing happens. So I’m just . . .
NEBADONIA: So you are out there, pursuing things you have done?
Student: Have, and ideas that I’ve had. Yeah. It’s amazing how consistently rebuffed I am by almost everything I try. It’s just amazing how constant it is. It makes you wonder.
Student: Just one rebuff after another. So I’m at a loss. I don’t know if this is the time or the place, or this is even appropriate to bring this up because it’s so personal to my own situation . . .
NEBADONIA: Oh, no, my son. There is nothing more important to bring up than, “How do I live?”
Student: That’s basically it. I have a lot of talent. I feel like I’ve got a certain amount of intelligence, and certainly have studied a lot of this and that and the other. And yet I don’t seem to be able to get anything actually happening in the world. I think, well, maybe there’s nothing to be done. I don’t know. But if that’s the case, it kind-of drives me nuts.
NEBADONIA: Right. This is something you don’t have to answer now within the group–whether there are any simply bad or unhealthy habits that are kind-of torpedoing you. You can just think about that. You don’t have to say yes or no. Obviously, you don’t have to talk about them now.
Student: Well, just the habit of being discouraged over and over and over.
NEBADONIA: Right, right. There are no other bad or unhealthy things that you’re involved in, right?
Student: No. Not really. I don’t think.
NEBADONIA: You’re certainly aware that the economic situation now is very, very bad for a great number of folks. As you know, that’s rather worldwide across many, many countries now. For so many people their whole way of life is coming to an end.
Student: Yeah, but this has gone on for a long time with me, before this current economic crisis–many years actually, I’ve had this kind of frustration. I felt many years ago that I really was called to use my talents to spread the word. I did that in many places all over the country, for many groups. Somehow that opportunity just kind-of seemed to dry up.
NEBADONIA: Have you tried all the various social agencies that are designed specifically to get you on track, or to train you, or find some kind of work? I mean have you actually used them, those social agencies that are there?
Student: I’m not looking for just any kind of work. I feel like I have talent and creativity that I want to do what I do best. I don’t think I’d even want just to get a job. So that has no interest to me whatsoever.
NEBADONIA: Well, that may be something right there to look at; and very, very deeply.
Student: I have looked at it. I have looked at it.
NEBADONIA: I mean in terms of just taking whatever work there is. Any work there is now might be better than nothing.
Student: It’s not the economic issue that’s so disconcerting as much as the creative frustration. So when I say it’s about work, it’s not the economics of it that are so distressing as much as where to put my skills, talents, experiences.
Psychological dead ends
NEBADONIA: My son, if you’ve stalled out now for a number of years, I think it would be helpful to look at this whole division in your mind between what is worthy and what is not. Almost any kind of work that involves other people, no matter what it is, is some kind of connection. It is some kind of doing. It could be a point of departure. Otherwise, you could be getting into a psychological dead end of being so precious about what you are capable of doing and what your worth is, that you’ve backed yourself into a corner.
Student: Clearly. This is not a new thought.
NEBADONIA: Well, consider then, just getting to work. Get out there and do almost anything. It’s engaging. It’s getting some feedback from something else, from some other folks. If you say the economic thing is not that critical–although you’re behind in your mortgage and things–almost any kind of work is, as you say, called, “getting off the dime.” It’s getting off this position that you’ve been in. You have to make sure you’re not just clinging to this in order to avoid the confrontation with something else. I mean, that’s what work is. It’s being out there somehow or another pleasing someone else, doing something that someone else is willing to pay you for, whether you need the money or not. Do you see what I mean?
NEBADONIA: Otherwise you can get into a psychological impasse. No matter what there is out there, it’s just not good enough, or it’s not what you have in mind. But now you’ve had years of that. It might be time to try something different. Get out and get any kind of work just to get off the dime, just to get out there and confront and have some kind of contact with something else. Then go from there. Otherwise, you’re stuck. You are very wonderfully, very courageously articulating your stuck-ness. As you say, it’s been years now. Again: you don’t have to decide all this right now. It’s just something keep in mind. No matter what kind of work it is, physical work or whatever, it’s some kind of contact and engagement with something other than you. Does that make sense?
Student: Yeah. I hear you.
NEBADONIA: I can only ask you to consider it. Michael and I make no demands whatsoever. We can only offer things for you to consider.
Student: Okay. Thank you.
NEBADONIA: Right. Well, you’re very welcome. Now be in my love.
Student: I have a question about the moral order of the universe.
NEBADONIA: Yes, my son.
Student: Well, I’m not sure exactly what the question is. I have resentments against corporations that seem to be immoral. I feel angry with them and want to take back from them some of what they take from people. I’m just wondering if you could speak on how loving kindness or morality relates to these feelings of anger that I have toward large companies and other such constructs–whether to just accept the way they do things or whether it might be okay to be more like Robin Hood and find some way to fight back.
NEBADONIA: Yes, my son, these are, as Michael and I have taught on so many times, the social and political aspects of your life, something you are involved in just being a good citizen. Of course, right off the bat–right up front, as you say–we always encourage you to be creative in your response in a very exact way to make sure that you yourself are not harming others. In this sense you are, in working for your own good you are doing your best, striving to be open to the general good. In other words, though it sounds like a cliché, in doing good try to conceive of the best thing to do to remedy the whole situation.
(Corporations in the actual and the abstract)
The one thing I can offer here with respect to the social and political organizations all around you–and by social organizations I mean the corporations that you are interested in: be aware that these are people. So often perhaps in your own mind and in others’–the way other people talk about them, or the way that your commentators on television present them—it’s as if they’re some kind of abstract entity. But they really aren’t. There is no such thing. Everything you can think of in terms of politics or corporations, the social or political power that’s being wielded all the way from, shall we say, from the President of the United States right on down: it’s all people. Every organization has its constituencies, has its members. This is the entirety of it. So first of all it’s good to keep this in mind so you don’t start tilting at windmills, tilting at abstractions in your own mind. It gets down to this corporation or that corporation and the people in it.
This can help you look at these things more particularly rather than feeling you’re up against some kind of corporate mentality or something like that, some abstraction in your mind. There are specific corporations and there are specific people who are running them–the shareholders, the Board of Directors, the CEO’s, all the thousand and one lawyers and staff of every kind who are dealing with hundreds, millions of pages of law–corporate law.
So I think it helps in your mind, my son, to keep these all very clear. Specifically, what is it that you are being abused by, that you feel? What is it? Be very specific because without this there’s no specific remedy. As I’m sure you’re very aware, all your political parties are constituencies. Every politician has constituents that either got them there or are keeping them there. As you know there is an enormously wide variety of attitude toward your corporations. A lot of folks identify with them. A lot of folks are at war in various ways with various particular corporations, trying to change the laws, trying to enlighten the public as to what’s going on.
Who’s in charge?
All these are ways of you interacting with these corporations. It can be a very full life. You may want to get into politics yourself, not necessarily by running for office but by finding those who are in agreement with you and lending your weight, lending your mind, your skill, your abilities to doing something about it. Again, you are blessed to live in a country where, whether it appears to be so or not, the people are in charge. So much of the folly that you see, the terrible things that are being done to the people, are mainly with the people’s acquiescence. It’s like a big deal in your society when even half the folks turn out to vote.
The people are in charge, but only to the degree they are aware of this and are determined to do something about it. What I’m suggesting is that there’s so much to do within the law that you can disabuse yourself of literally breaking the law or doing those things that actually would directly hurt other people. Rather, these are the anarchists among you. I hope I’m suggesting a dozen ways, my son, to get involved and do something about the situation that you feel. Does that suggest anything?
Student: Yes, thank you. I do try to tend to act when I feel an injustice is occurring, on small levels at least. I try to correct things like that without blaming the person I’m speaking to on the phone about it, who works for that corporation for instance. You know, I try to mix/combine humanity with that struggle.
NEBADONIA: Again: you have to get out of any prison of self. You have to be open to feedback, which means putting yourself out there. You can’t just be sitting back: and I think that you feel that. You can’t sit back being content in your misery. You have to get out there and really engage–whatever it is.
As you approach a corporation you have to really be open to consider: am I being effective and not just some ranting, raving voice on the telephone? The thing is effectiveness, to start to have some notion of evaluating what you’re doing along these lines. That can be very humbling. That’s why people do form various parties, various organizations backing this person or that, because there’s strength in numbers. So think about all these things, my son, and really be open, open to getting out of yourself and being engaged. Does that sound like something you’d be at least be willing to try?
NEBADONIA: When you talk about corporations, you’re talking about enormous groups of people and they’re all going along with their own inner kind of justification. You have to really be very, very careful how you think of them in order to be effective against them, to change them to, shall we say, something more to your heart’s desire. Yet there’s nothing more important for you to do as a citizen than to bring some of these big monoliths to bear. There’s enormous wealth and power wrapped up in some of these organizations, so be wise. Put your energy where it is most effective.
Student: Yeah. Corporations always feel to me like a giant beast that is only interested in its own wellbeing, so it’s a challenge then to . . . (pause)
NEBADONIA: Well, righteously so. They’re made up of people who, surprisingly enough, may not be all that cynical. Don’t forget that almost everyone all through society has a certain amount of self-justification. Everybody wants to feel that they’re doing the right thing. Of course there is a lot of cynicism involved with people who are deliberately criminal, feeling that everyone else would do this if they could get away with it. I mean, you do have enormous cynicism when it gets into genuine criminal behavior. But shy of that, there’s just a lot of self-deception out there, a lot of not-wanting to know what they’re really doing to others. You can only do your best to stay out of that realm yourself. It’s very humbling, yet there’s enormous power in that humility.
Student: Yes. Thank you.
NEBADONIA: Be in my love.
Student: Hi, Mother!–happy to be here with you. I just want to say a note of appreciation for who you are and that you’re so generously speaking with us tonight. I read somewhere about Nebadon, that we know Nebadon is your body in a sense. It was stating–maybe it was a transmission or something–it was stating that all of the matter and planets and suns of Nebadon are your substance as our Creative Mother Spirit, but also extending out beyond the boundaries of the Milky Way, out into outer space; I mean you extend out into empty space. Anyway, I’m just stating my appreciation of the immensity of who you are, and what you are, and that you’re here with us.
I have a question, actually a specific question which is this. You talked about prayer in wonderful ways. I wonder if you could say something about praying for a team, like if you’re in a team that’s working on a project and you want the project to really succeed and be infused with spiritual purpose and energy. Can you say something about prayer for a project, prayer for a group that has a limited objective? In this case we’re working on a book, and what can you say about prayer in that sense? There are five people involved with this. Give me some guidance on that.
Prayer for a group
NEBADONIA: Yes, my son, let me reiterate what I mentioned to the previous student. We are talking about living people in this group, so a prayer for a group like this is essentially no different than praying for an individual. Also those good words apply to the other folks who are going to pick up your book and get something out of it. All this prayer is dealing with living human beings. It’s opening your own self so your work in this group is efficacious. Your prayer is also to open all the others so there is a good group dynamic.
The thing about prayer is that it changes you as well as changing others, yet it doesn’t work if you’re focused only on some selfish or self-centered thing. It only works if you’re genuinely, sincerely are praying for others. It just happens to be that way. The direction and the focus have to be sincere and genuine.
These are people you’re talking about, so the group can work well together. You can be open to this, open to them, and still be decisive within that context. Then pray this product you are creating will really get out there and help other folks, will give them a great joy in contacting your work. What could be more fun than that!–having this great joy in a project and have it out there to genuinely benefit others. This is another way out of the prison of self, getting out of your own space and be thinking about other people, what you can do. This is your orientation, my son. You’re not guaranteed success, but there’s no genuine spiritual success without this.
Let me mention briefly what you talked about to begin with. You remember years ago I teased you with a big—no!–? (Student laughs in the affirmative) I’m a spiritual being. I only indirectly relate with material stuff insofar as affecting it. Also: my spirit, in terms of my action, is limited by Nebadon. I’m like a bubble in foam, surrounded by all the other Local Universes and their Mother Spirits. My spiritual activity limit literally defines the physical boundaries of Nebadon. I am one spiritual presence throughout that.
Mother Spirit’s relationship with material
I do not have a material body. The planets and suns are in me, but not quite like the bones are within your skin. You are a spiritual being also but at this present moment you are not just a spiritual being, you are a full personhood that, in your case, is also physical–physical/mental, and soulful. That’s who you are. That’s kind-of what you are. I am pure spirit. I have enormous power, but I do not directly affect material things. I have other kinds of beings who do that, and we are really in tune; you might say we do it together, but they’re doing it much more directly. So I don’t think of the material within me as part of my body. The closest to that is you and all my children who are, say, quasi-physical. This is the greatest way in which I have a body. With all my human children I enjoy your physical-ness, and I hope to help you with it.
Student: I did want to clarify a little more about praying for a group. So if it’s a team of five people then it’s technically more correct to pray for each individual in the group, and not for the group as such?
NEBADONIA: Oh no, no. You can pray for the group because it is that extra-individual thing. On a spiritual level you speak of a merkabah, a spiritual unity of folks together. You have the spiritual dimension of the value of what you’re all working on. These are not separate. Speaking of corporations, so many people do get caught up in a pure abstraction of it. In thinking of a hated politician, they forget he or she has their constituency, and stand for something. It might be the opposite of what they believe, but there it is. This all involves people. So you can definitely pray for a project that you believe with all your heart is for the good.
Student: I understand this would lead you and your angels who are concerned with this matter, with this project; it would empower them to help the project, to bring others who could help the project. Is that correct?–if you pray for something then you get angelic response. So if you pray for the project then you get angelic response to the project.
NEBADONIA: Yes, only insofar as: you have to remember that you have not only the members of the team–who all have their spiritual component—they are essentially spiritual beings with Guardian Angels–you have all the other angels who have been around for millennia–shall I say, the Angels of Progress who will be behind whatever project they see as progressive. They and their activities are always here. They are always working towards those things that they experience, they perceive as being beneficial.
Also you have all my spiritual adjutants over in all those perspective buyers of your book. This is mainly the quality of recognition they bring to it. They simply recognize there’s something there that touches something in them. You’re correct that this is all part spiritual, part of the dimension of value–the value you are putting into your work and the value they are getting out of your work; as well as meaning; and right down in the physical object of how things appear and how that touches them.
Student: Well, just one more angle on this. Let’s say you have two projects and everything is the same except one project is being prayed for, the other project is not being prayed for. So the project that’s being prayed for means we want you—the spiritual community–to come in, and we’re giving you permission. But in another project that is not having prayer there really isn’t an invitation for help. The project being prayed for has this huge advantage?
Prayer and the spiritual community
NEBADONIA: No. (much laughter) To clarify: you are giving of yourself. You are giving of what power and life-force and energy is within you. We are making our own determinations. Consider someone who is not at all self-consciously spiritual, who never prays, has no sense of worship, yet comes out with a wonderful project and the whole spiritual community recognizes that value and is fully behind it. We don’t need your permission or even your input to motivate us. The spiritual community is self-generating in that sense, and doing the best it can just by its very nature. We are all operating on our evaluations. By praying you are giving your energy to the situation. The invitation to us is for you. It’s the way worship and prayer changes you—that’s the invitation for us to come in to you—consciously—for we will not go where we are not invited. You literally have to give us reality for yourself; you have to acknowledge our reality in you
Student: Before you’ll come in?
NEBADONIA: We’re already in! (much laughter)
Student: So you’re already in the project?
NEBADONIA: Oh, sure!
Student: So we don’t have to invite you into the project.
NEBADONIA: It doesn’t hurt. Prayer and worship is the inviting all goodness, throughout all individual beings, to join in the project. Some are already doing so.
Student: So it’s a kind of superstition really–that because we prayed for the school, for example, because of that it’s blessed and it’s going to have some sort of divine intervention. What you’re saying is that there already is divine intervention.
NEBADONIA: Yes, divine beings are always doing all they can. What you are adding to the situation are your own energies, and those can be substantial, especially in group prayer, and focus, and things like that. We don’t need your permission to do the best we can. We’re already doing that. Prayer opens you up to giving as much of yourself as you can—to the project. We’re going by our own true values. We are spiritual beings and spirit is the realm of value. We’re always doing all we can because we are of a unity and oneness that you will be working towards until you too finally, literally merge with the presence of God within you. Even then you’ve still a long ways to go—I mean: there is no end to this.
But yes, the sense that God is waiting, or needs to have some kind of invitation to do the right thing, is almost blasphemy! (she laughs)
Student: You can see how far off I was.
NEBADONIA: The spiritual community by their very nature: they’re not always right—they make mistakes, the lower spiritual beings—and they are not always correct in that sense. But they’re generally doing all they can, which is not exactly the human realm.
Student: Wow—that was fascinating. Thank you so much, Mother Spirit.
NEBADONIA: I am glad you brought that up because sometimes too people might take an over-amount of credit for something that works out right, and that is a kind of blasphemy to think: Well, without me God wouldn’t have done this thing; the spiritual community would not have been involved without me; they needed my invitation.
Student: That’s sort-of the New-Age view of things that one has to ritually invoke spirit to come into something in order for it to be blessed. That’s just the human ego trying to manipulate reality.
NEBADONIA: But that’s not New-Age, my son, that’s as old as the human race. That is that ego taking credit for what is really, in a strange kind of way, almost acknowledged as Other-power. It’s confused.
Thank you for your questions. Be in my love.
My sons, I thank you so much for your courage just to come out this way and to open yourselves. I think my major message tonight was this thing of contact; contact with other people, commitment, being involved, because it takes enormous nerve to open yourself to others. But that is the very reward of life, not only to escape the prison of self, you’re actually opening yourself to: what can I do for someone else? What can I do for someone else? It’s that spontaneous joy of thanks that you can receive this way. There are no brighter stars in your soul, my sons. This is what fills your soul.
Credit what you feel
And so if you feel yourself empty—give credit to that. Credit that feeling. Credit that realization. And then do something about it. Do something for someone else—some unmistakable thing—whatever it is. It could be volunteer work. All around you are these hungry eyes looking to you for something. And to feel you have nothing to give is literally being in hell. But you don’t always get to determine what it is you give. That is that other person: it’s what they need. There is no greater glory than finding it within yourself to meet their needs.
So please consider this. This is the true glory of sharing your life with another’s. Michael and Mother love to tease you with: it’s where one and one make three. It’s where you are genuinely involved with another, there’s something else there, something else happening. And it’s real. And the both of you share in that—that’s what fulfills you. That’s what fills you soul—not all your toys and trinkets, although they’re fun—not all your possessions, though you may truly love them—but it’s the other folks. They are what fills your soul, what you will be carrying with you on into eternity—along with the other living personal beings, all these other little infinities that you will met and relate with.
We of the spiritual community are doing all we can. This is our glory—to be a part of your lives. It is just so much more joy for us when you realize this, when you can literally feel us as part of you. Good evening, my dear ones. Be in my love.