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NET93- Justice, Racism, Social Evolution & Social Sustainability®

2020-06-15.  Justice, Racism, Social Evolution & Social Sustainability.


New Era Transition #93 – (Find this and previous NETs at: – NET #93

To attend these sessions live contact JT at [email protected]
Machiventa Melchizedek, Planetary Manager

On leadership
Leadership, like-minded followers, and a central idea
Criteria for discernment when choosing a leader
New paradigm of self-sustainability
Justice on the front burner
Sustainability is crucial to the Correcting Time
You are on the cusp—upheaval can engender progress
We are here for you
The conscious evolution of your species—invoking the secondary values
On how the celestial team works to engender progress
On thyroid disease
On UFO’s
Justice and sustainability
Forming a new religion
Machiventa’s experience of having a Thought Adjuster
Relationship of Thought Adjuster and individual mortals
Importance of being a parent
Racism in the Urantia Book
Moving past racism—forgiving and forgetting
Working toward sustainable families
Observation of a more advanced world
Correcting Time is a co-creative project
Conscious evolution of your societies and parenting
Strength of Love

TR:  Daniel Raphael, PhD

Participants from: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, United States, Venezuela. If I missed your country, please let me (JT) know at [email protected]

Invocation:  Jeff




On leadership.

Machiventa.  Good morning. This is Machiventa and I am here with my team of Melchizedek’s to speak with you today. We have continued to observe your world as your world now has something to bring all people together—that is, a terrible disease that is decimating the lives of many people. This is a remarkable time in the era of your planet. Never before in the history of humanity has your planet ever experienced such an occasion, a development, a state of existence as it does now. At one time you see that humanity has been brought to its knees—that egos of leaders, governments, agencies, and so on have been brought to their knees. They are in many ways powerless. They are floundering along much as fish do when they are out of water having been caught and brought into a boat. This is a time when your world needs true, honest, effective, sincere, authentic leadership as never before. As Lao Tzu once said (and to paraphrase his quote) “True leadership is without ego.” It does not seek for its own return, but to facilitate the work of the people so that when the work is done, they can say to each other: “We have done this together,” rather than the leader saying I have done it for you. This is a much different type of leadership that lasts for centuries rather than just four years, or six years, or a short period of time. We have been alluding to and have spoken directly in the past to leadership. Of all the times [that] there is a need for sincere leadership in your world, it is now and particularly so in democratic nations—the type of leadership that Lao Tzu spoke of.

Leadership, like-minded followers, and a central idea.

Once you have leadership, then you need a following—people of like mind, people who can coalesce around a central idea. And that is the third part that is needed for true leadership to affect the history of your nations and of your world. What is needed is a package—a new way of thinking, a plateau that didn’t exist before—not just a rehash of old ideas and concepts, but of new ideas that are reminiscent of the past—that sound familiar, that look familiar, that feel familiar, but operate much differently for a positive, united outcome. The combination is this—moral and ethical leadership, a following, and a new way of thinking that unites leadership and the followers.

Criteria for discernment when choosing a leader.

Now, set aside that part of the discussion about leadership—a uniting topic, concept, or process and a following that is in agreement. You, as individuals, particularly in the United States and other democratic nations, will eventually have an election day. How do you discern the leader you want—the person you want to cast your vote for? Now, in this discussion, we are thinking of a true humanitarian type of leader—one who brings a new paradigm into existence for your nation and nations. How would you discern this person? How would you discern the program that they are outlining? What criteria would you use to assess their capability and the program that they propose? These are sincere questions. They are earnest questions, and they are questions that truly must be answered by individuals and by groups of like-thinking individuals who wish, hope, and pray, and that will act for a new beginning—a new way to do business that is different from the old way, a new way that helps this society become self-sustaining—materially and socially.

You must be clear about the criteria for your discernment. It is important that you give this good thought, and that you weigh the aspects of this individual or individuals, the program, and even the people who follow that person or persons. What would be one of the criteria that you would use? Would it be the physical appearance of the individual? Would it be their charismatic power that they project? Would it be that they are interested in the same things that you are interested in—perhaps lining your pockets or making a bigger profit—perhaps the taking advantage of those who take advantage of you? Or would you want to discern this new paradigm that your democratic societies are moving toward in terms of the capability to sustain your nation another two and a half centuries?

New paradigm of self-sustainability.

Wouldn’t that be remarkable—to have ideas, concepts, and processes for your social institutions including the social institution of the democratic process that support the self-sustainability of your government, of your societies, and of the other social institutions? You might ask yourself questions about all the social institutions. What would a self-sustaining healthcare system look like? What would a self-sustaining educational system look like? And when we say self-sustaining, we mean: how does this social institution contribute to the self-sustainability of a whole society? What you have—seeing in the old paradigm, the old model of social institutions—is that they operate as a service, but much of their energy is used to prop up their own existence and continue the same old business as usual into the future. And as you can see from American (United States) public education, it is digging a hole deeper and deeper and soon will bury itself. How does the social institution of public education contribute to the social sustainability—longevity—of your democratic society?

Justice on the front burner.

How does justice contribute to this? Justice now is on the front burner of your society as an issue that needs immediate attention—needs to be deeply thought through to recreate itself as an institution that supports the just and merciful longevity of your societies—for individuals and for the other social institutions and the good working of your society. As a part of justice there is the police and their corrections. So, it is a three-part justice system. It is the police, courts and district attorney, and corrections. How do they contribute to the longevity, social stability, and sustainability of your society? Perhaps when you work with a local community design team in your community, you might want to look at that question. How would you re-design your justice system so that it contributes to the longevity, peace, and social stability of your local communities and your states and cities?

Sustainability is crucial to the Correcting Time.

It is not impossible for a small group of people to intelligently make meaningful inroads into the social structures of your society because, in fact, in a democracy, the local community—the individuals—become the architects of the social structures that will support future generations. This is social, democratic, and even a moral responsibility, that is directly a part of the Correcting Time. If there is no social justice system that contributes to the stability of your communities, how can you be at peace in your minds emotionally, socially, in your family, in your workplace, and elsewhere? Social stability goes hand-in-hand with spirituality and the spiritual growth of individuals. If you are at home and you want to meditate and you are still agitated emotionally by circumstances outside your home that you cannot control, amend, or change for the better, your spiritual growth will wane. It will stand still.

You are on the cusp—upheaval can engender progress.

You, my friends of this twenty-first century—this beginning of the third decade of the third millennium—you are on the cusp of the changing of times and your civilization. Think of the last 3500 years of time that has occurred in the development of your civilization. You and this 35-year time (the 35 years that has passed since the initiation of the Correcting Time) are now right in the powerful grasp of the immediate future of the rest of the next 3500 years. You and this generation—the older generation, middle generations, and younger generations—now have within your grasp the capacity, capability, intelligence, and consciousness to bring about a peaceful 3500-year reign of your civilization. The next 35 years is a significant and ominous period of time for you to grasp—intentionally, consciously, and with the help and assistance of others. If you reduce that even more to the next three and a half years, you will see that much will change. If you think back three and a half years from this current time of June 2020, your will see that three and a half years has created immense change. It has created immense change of upheaval—social, political, economic upheaval. Not just by the fact of the presence of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, but by the fact that it has created a period of time where all of the other energies have been released.

For example, you see that what has happened around the death of the black man who was suffocated under the knee of a police officer for 8 1/2 minutes. Now, the reaction to that is not just immediate, it is pent up from decades and even centuries ago of black people, people of color being suppressed politically, economically, socially and otherwise. What is happening is the slow diffusing of all of these energies of resistance now being released. You are fortunate that this is being released slowly at this time. It could not occur at other times in history. You are also seeing that the sexism that has been reluctantly accepted by hundreds of millions of women and organizations by dominating men has now come to a point in the “#metoo” movement. And now in the “I Can’t Breathe” movement. These are being slowly released in a constructive manner. However, you have also seen in the past where this has been released violently with the destruction of large sections of cities around the world.

We are here for you.

This is a time of thoughtful creativity—co-creativity. We have told you and you know we are here, we are here among you, we are here immediately for you personally, individually, and we are here with you for groups of individuals around the world. We work closely with the Most Highs. Our actions are coordinated, they are complex, but coordinated, they are competent, capable, and have an intention to them to bring about the days of light and life eventually. Until then, you and we have much work to do.

Now, in my opening statement you see two points. One that has to do with leadership, and under that leadership a growing body of like thinkers who would like to see peace and social, political, economic coordination so that there is social stability. You also see that there is a crying need for a uniting, synergistic program that heals the problems of the past, but simultaneously, and more importantly, creates a future that can sustain itself with peace and social stability—a good place for people to live.

And the second point of my opening statement involves the turmoil that is occurring in your world. Covid-19 is a uniting factor for all dissent—if people want to see the uniting factor in that disease—in that virus. It has brought people together: even adversaries, competitors in business, and so on. There is a need to get business done by the coordination/cooperation of individuals in groups and organizations.

The conscious evolution of your species—invoking the secondary values.

What I want you to see through these two points is that you and your race—Homo sapiens—are moving into the conscious evolution of your species. If you remember, environment drives biologic evolution. You know that, we know that, because we know that your genome has subprograms that are waiting for environmental pressure to become known, become evident, and become operational. In this case, the evolution of your species will be such that social peace, social evolution, and social coordination can only occur consciously. Beforehand in your species your evolution came through the unconscious operation of the four primary values—life, equality, growth, and quality of life.

Now, in order for you to have peace, you must consciously invoke the operation of the three secondary values of empathy, compassion, and a generalized love for humanity. Many of you have thought of the evolution of your species in terms of intellect, in terms of Homo sapiens becoming Homo spiritus or some evolved form of your species. You have not realized, you have not known, have not considered that only through your mind—your conscious decisions—can your species evolve as a social species. You are social creatures and in order for you to enjoy the rewards of right living—of peace, cooperation, and thriving social existence—you must consciously come to that decision individually.

In doing so you express the higher reaches of humanity—of being human, of being a humanitarian individual among many. In making this conscious decision, you will have achieved and reached the highest expression of being human—to consciously decide to become the best that you can be for yourself and for others. And in doing so, you unlock the potential in others through peaceful action, through coordination/cooperation, and only in this way can your societies, can your social existence evolve to a much higher operation across the world. In other words, you will be bringing in the social evolution of your species, your societies and of your civilization. Thank you.

On how the celestial team works to engender progress.

Walt. My first question is: the current eruption of international protests against injustice in one society indicates 1) an increasing awareness of our shared social interests and 2) global interest in preserving all human values in the world’s leading democracy. And as this development prefaces a one world society, which is a Correcting Time objective, my question is: Would the celestial team similarly stimulate such global grass roots advocacy to influence the outcome of national elections and policy making in the world’s leading societies?

Machiventa.   Yes, celestials do exactly that, however it is not coercive, it is not obligatory, it does not violate self-will, it does not dominate the personality or the thought processes of individuals or even groups of individuals. The influence that you speak of is one from opportunities. It is the celestial’s good work to offer opportunities to individuals to lead them and guide them into right directions. The decisions always are on the part of individuals to go in the right directions that contribute to the best outcome—the best outcome for individuals and for the survival of the species and for the evolution of your societies. Have I answered your question sir?

Walt. Yes, you have, and I guess you’re saying that you would stimulate… well, I’m wondering if there is work the celestial team would be engaging in to influence current democracies—to be blunt—national elections.

Machiventa.   National elections are just one small event in the history of a democratic nation. They are in some ways pivotal, and in other ways they are not. It is necessary that individuals be elected, but it is in fact far more important that the ethos, the culture, and the generalities of the public’s thinking be improved and increased to become more ethical and altruistic. There is much that can be done between elections, and, yes, we are a great influence during those times. Our influence does not peak for elections, it does not peak between elections. It is always operant and flexible and adaptive to the needs that are available. Remember also, that just as we present opportunities to you as individuals and as groups, you offer us—unconsciously—opportunities for intervention and participation in giving you, as individuals and groups, options for thinking. Thank you.

On thyroid disease.

Walt. Thank you so much. That definitely helps me. My second question is: In NET #83 the receiver (Daniel) experienced transmission interruption on the following question which I humbly resubmit since I’m personally affected. A thyroid disease epidemic is upon us. I’ve read that 27 million Americans and 200 million worldwide have thyroid problems. The medical community understands very little about it—the cause and a remedy (from personal experience as well.) What can you tell us about the cause of, and remedy of this pervasive malady?

Machiventa. :  I can say very little to you to answer your question regarding the causes and the remedies. The causes are those which investigators should enter into—those who are interested in thyroid problems across a nation or across a large population of people, and the solutions are those which individuals’ researchers must attend to. We are attendant to individuals who are doing research—both in the causes and the remedies for such a problem. We have found that humans do not approach a problem to find its origins and its resolution until it becomes a problem to them almost at the personal level. Thank you.

On UFO’s.

Walt. Thank you so much as well, and my final question is: Now that the US government and mainstream media have publicly acknowledged and discussed the reality of UFO’s as extra-terrestrial entities, what can you tell us about how these visiting siblings are a part of Michael’s plan for Urantia’s Correcting Time?

Machiventa. :  I will leave that. Myself and my team have discussed this a number of times, and we leave that to mortals to think about and consider. It is important that mortals come to some united policy consideration/formulation before these UFO citizens become known to humanity on a mass media basis. Thank you.

Justice and Sustainability.

Liz. Well, this is a question I didn’t plan to ask, but I think part of the problem with justice is that people don’t know how to define it. The best definition I ever heard was from theologian Mathew Fox who said: “What is just is sustainable. And what is sustainable is just.” And I’m wondering if you would speak to that?

Machiventa. :  I smile my Cheshire cat smile at this statement of yours because it is one of those quotes of wisdom which are always perennial, that are always long lasting and never will age. It is wisdom that is eminent in all regards. Mathew Fox was and is heartily correct in his statement. What is just sustains—what is unjust does not. What you are seeing is one of those criterians that is necessary to use to discern, to weigh, to evaluate, and to judge actions and individuals. “Is this sustainable?” is what this person is saying, and when you ask that question, it turns a little bit like a facet on a diamond or a stone. You turn it and say: Is this just? And by just the turn of the word you’ve changed the potential for interpretation just slightly to give it insight. And in that insight, you are grasping an intuitive glimpse between the relationship of just and sustainable. You see, in a society that is moving towards social sustainability, it must also move towards material sustainability. As you can see from the exploitative behavior of western civilization over the last five centuries, it is highly unjust. It is highly unsustainable. Yet in the development of a global civilization, sometimes exploitation comes about as a means of explosive growth of a nation and of trade, commerce, and so on. We’re not saying that’s fair or unfair. We’re not saying it’s sustainable or unsustainable.

You are now finding that it is both—unsustainable and unjust. How you rectify that is a matter that must come into the realm of conscious decision-making. As I mentioned a moment ago, it must come into the conscious decision-making of groups of individuals and of individuals. This is not an easy prospect or project to fulfill. As you know, your world is over budget, so to speak, in population by at least fifty percent. How it becomes rectified is going to be one of the most traumatic centuries in the history of all humanity, yet it will become balanced eventually. This is the nature of your world. You live on an experiential, experimental planet, and there are many things and many factors in its biology, geology, and its makeup that you have not become aware of yet, and which will bring about the automatic balancing of population and resources. I have gone far beyond your question and your statement. It is an admirable statement and we salute that individual for making that quote available to all humanity. Thank you for asking.

Forming a new religion.

Liz. Thank you very much for that response. Continuing my line of questioning about a new educational institution to foster a new religion, is this meant to be a brick and mortar institution or an online institution?

Machiventa. :  It is not our choice to make. It is a choice to make by those individuals who are of influence and who have a penchant, purpose, or intention for development of this religion.

Liz. And so, I assume you’re going to give me the same answer when I ask for a suggestion for the name of such an organization or the name of such a new religion.

Machiventa. : (Chuckling) The name of this religion and the name of the organization are superfluous to us, Thank you.

Liz. Is our first, next step to form a design team?

Machiventa. : : Yes, we would suggest that, and we would suggest that you invite…

Daniel. (Laughing) This is Daniel. I love that Melchizedek. The one who is the team leader facilitator Melchizedek.

Liz. Sondjah?

Machiventa.  Yes, Sondjah Melchizedek. He has a global team of individuals, celestial teachers and others, who can be of immediate assistance to design teams to begin the process. What is essential is that your first design team think of itself as the model for all subsequent design teams that come to be developed around this subject area.

Liz. So, going forward would you prefer that we use this forum for this line of questioning, or would you prefer we had a private session or maybe you’re saying we should have a private session with Sondjah Melchizedek? I worry about taking up too much time on this format.

Machiventa.   The question you ask about design teams now reaches a far broader audience and it will increase in time. It is not a waste of time to do Christ Michael’s business in the Correcting Time. In fact, your questions promote the use of design teams. They are fundamental to the evolution of your democratic process, and the democratic process in all democratic nations. It is a conscious process of coming to group conclusions and best-thinking processes for the best outcome and solutions. This is a highly evolved social process—one that will assist in bringing in the new era of your humanity and your civilization. Thank you.

Liz. Thank you very much. I look forward to working with Sondjah on this project. That is all I have today. Thank you very much Machiventa.

Machiventa.   Thank you.

Machiventa’s experience of having a Thought Adjuster.

John. Hi, this is John down in northern California. Good morning Machiventa, it’s a pleasure to be with you, and I thank you for your attention to the questions that we ask. The question I’d like to ask you has to do with more of a personal matter in terms of individuals instead of a broader social scheme. In my daily practice of stillness, I’m growing in awareness of my Thought Adjuster as Divine presence. And I’m wondering if you, in your experience as an incarnated material [being] who was indwelt with a Thought Adjuster, if you would care to share your experience of Divine communion with your Thought Adjuster, and how we might grow our ability to become more aware of the presence of our Guide throughout our day and as we go about our lives so that we may be more aware with our connection with our Thought Adjusters as we try to discern the will of the Heavenly Father. Thank you.

Machiventa.    Thank you for your question. And yes, this is a question that is very intimate to myself and intimate to yourself as well, plus millions of others who are seeking a better, more effective, and more conscious relationship with the God presence within them. As an incarnate mortal on a quest for the Melchizedeks on Urantia, when I entered into the camps of the Bedouins who I visited and who I educated for the remainder of my life and with whom I traveled around in the region, the presence and conscious awareness of my Thought Adjuster was immense. It offers a Melchizedek that resource which we otherwise do not have. You see, your thought Adjuster—the God presence within you—is an experiential presence. I emphasize the word experiential because your growth, your growing awareness, your growing relationship with your Thought Adjuster grows as you will to experience the presence—and handiwork—of your Thought Adjuster in your life.

For you, as for myself then, it becomes a wonderful pas-de-deux of the mortal and Spirit—a dance of two who were so separate, so different, and so energetically far apart that they must work together to enhance each other’s experience of the moment. As we have said before concerning the continuum of hope, it starts with hope, then belief, faith, trust, and then knowing. And the way to know God is to experience God, and the best place to do that is within yourself as you seek the presence of God within you in the moments of your meditation. And that then you see in your life this experience—this wonderment of how your Thought Adjuster will express itself in the opportunities that come to you. So, as you live your life moment by moment, day by day, and so on, you are always on a quest to see the dots. We have called them the signs, symbols, and omens of opportunity around you to grow into that which you desire. One as a mortal with a career, a family, and a social life, and as a spiritual being who is in wonderment of the potential of growth in their lifetime. You see, the meditation then becomes a time of contact that is extended through your yearning for that on-going contact throughout the day—throughout your life.

Relationship of Thought Adjuster and individual mortals.

This is not a dependency relationship at all. It is a relationship of independence where you as an independent soul—a person yearning to grow into the spiritual self-hood to maximize your growth as an individual, and as a soul, and in service to others, you look around you for opportunities to express that which is within you. This is not a conscious question and answer: “Thought Adjuster, do you want me to do this?” No, it’s not like that at all. You have a sense that this is the thing to do or the thing not to do. You are cautioned in your mind to become discerning of the events around you so that you see this lifetime as an opportunity of expression and of becoming. And so, in doing so you are in almost constant contact with your Thought Adjuster. It is not a permission giving. It is not a matter of asking. You see, when you will to will God’s Will, and you will your Thought Adjuster to lead you in the completion of that will, then you have become one with that which is to be. Your intentions are exactly that. And so, you begin to live the adventure that has been described to you in the Urantia Book.

John.  Thank you, thank you for that answer Melchizedek. I appreciate it.

Importance of being a parent.

Jenny.  I would first of all like to say thank you so much for the opportunity to be on this call. I’ve been reading these sessions for well over 10 years, and I’m super grateful. So, thank you so much for the invitation.

Machiventa.   You are most welcome.

Jenny.  And my question is kind of more of an experience I’d like you to speak to, that hopefully others have had similar things to where this is a broad question. One of the things that I have experienced is attempting to start so many of these social programs, and really finding a lot of apathy, and then discovering that maybe my best purpose is just to go home and raise my five children. And so, I’m wondering if you could speak to that—maybe the discernment on which projects to jump into—but then maybe, I think, that you just spoke to that—about being in contact with our Thought Adjusters. So, it’s kind of a question, and it’s kind of a statement.

Machiventa.   Certainly. Let’s address the situation. One is that your going out with these programs in mind is something that emanates from within you. You may or may not be conscious of an agenda, but you have with these programs—or a program—and you wish to present that. It may also involve an intention you may be conscious of or not conscious of. So, when you go out to other people to establish groups, your sincerity is readily apparent. You have the resources to do so, and you see that there is a need for the fulfillment of the programs that you would like to initiate, yet there is a lack of receptivity. That simply tells you that the audience is not ready. And audiences will never be ready until they have a need that they feel must be fulfilled. This lethargic social thinking by others is typical of societies that are fundamentally satisfied with life as it is. This is [beginning] to change as life has been threatened as you have experienced it, as your societies have experienced it, and so on.

One of the most powerful things that you can do, Jenny, is to, yes, raise your children to become progenitors of successive generations of individuals who come to understand God, know God, know the Source of all their power, and the unique, unifying energies that God presents on your world. The second best thing you can do is to prepare your children to become socially competent, capable, and responsible—that the decisions they make about their families, their lives, and their relationships are intimate to all future generations of your family, their families, and other people’s families. That yes, you can have a tremendous effect upon the future of your planet through these five children. We clearly know that your intentions are sincere, earnest, and empowered by your love of God and your love to do good to others. You are a force to be reckoned with (chuckling) should you see your life in years to come in such a manner. We wish there were many more people as yourself.

You are in that age of your life where you have the maturity to reach out and be of assistance, yet you are in that time of your life where you have the responsibilities of hearth and home—to care for that which you can have the greatest direct influence upon ever in your life. We should hope that you would have just as powerful relationship and influence on the lives of others who are not your children. Be at peace with your situation. Your resources are needed and will come to bear fruit in the not too far distant future. Thank you.

Jenny.  Thank you so very much.

Racism in the Urantia Book.

JT. I have a submitted question. The questioner says: I have been trying to find inspirational words in the Urantia Book to share with the world at large that deal with racism, but to no avail. I realize, and I know many people agree with me, that when it comes to the topic of races and racism, the Urantia Book may lead people to contentious conclusions. When discussing this subject with a good friend of mine he replied: “A thorough study of these two topics are critical to help assuage the bitter criticisms that will be forthcoming as the [Urantia Book] Papers become more mainstream.” So, I need your help in this matter. I would like to share with the world inspirational words of friendship and brotherhood during these troubled times. Racism is a societal stumbling block to the days of light and life.

Machiventa.    Thank you for your question. We have always been aware that, eventually, that question would be asked. And it is easy to answer, but difficult to deliver. First of all, you’re seeing one of the most egregious problems within the 2000 plus pages of that book. What many followers of the Urantia Book have come to believe is that it is an idealized, holy document. Its sources are holy, its intentions are holy, it is a document of tremendous worth, yet in the relationships between the Midwayers and the mortals, mortals had an ultimate option to be of influence in the issues that were of deep concern to them. And yes, there were bigots in the Forum. There were individuals who said one thing and thought another. The Urantia Book is a wonderful, high level compromise between the lowest ideals of mortals and the highest ideals of celestials.

This topic that you mention of racism is one that should have been put to bed a long time ago. It should have been buried a long time ago, but it is difficult. It will continue to be a thorn in the side of those who read the book well into the future for many centuries. It is a historic document now that is only less than 80 years old in its publication. It is one which will be of influence to others and, for some, it will be an influence for them to support their racist thinking. Not all Urantia Book readers are on the side of equality—one for all and all for one. It is a case where individuals read what they want to read that supports their thinking, their values, their opinions, their biases, and their prejudices. It is very difficult for me to deliver this news to you, but for many of you thinking individuals who have read the book far more than once, twice, or three times, you realize that something is amiss. Something has been amiss for a long time, and that you, though you may not be able to put your finger on it, the events of history and of current times brings out some of those aspects of this document which are regrettable. Thank you.

JT. Thank you Machiventa. Lots of clarification there.

Moving past racism—forgiving and forgetting.

Marthe.  I want to thank you Machiventa. Thank you so much for the privilege of being here and also for the question you just answered. I’m from South Africa and it’s a question of enormous interest to me personally, being a 12th generation Afrikaner and being deeply aware that racism and the lack of emotional settlement of apartheid remains an incredible stumbling block to the lives of human beings. And I wanted to understand: as an Afrikaner I feel enormously compelled to help dismantle apartheid, but I also feel we have to be guided by black men and women in our society who have written about this, and it’s very clear that white people cannot take the leadership in South Africa in certain areas, but have to be guided by people who have been victims of this racism. And so, I guess I’m torn between this desire to participate in doing something and needing to be guided—to be told—what people expect of people who’ve been part of the oppressing party in South Africa. Can you guide me to understand how best [garbled] Afrikaner who have been guilty of this incredible legacy of apartheid can help address this obstacle in the lives of human beings on our planet? Thank you very much.

Machiventa.   Thank you for your deeply sincere question. Let’s answer both sides of that question with one possible solution. Our suggested solution is this: You, as an Afrikaner, sit down with others—women of color, or men of color—and you propose to them, and you ask them: What would you suggest to a white person as how to help people of color initiate change in their society? That is not a question to cause confusion, and it may take some explanation on your part, but this is a dialogue that must be initiated by the one who has greater consciousness of the situation that existed, has passed, and now exists—where you both are hoping energetically, and will do something—in action—to bring about an improved future and improved relationship between the white community and the black community.

You, in effect, and the intention is this: The wrongs of the past can never be corrected—they simply are. They exist as they existed, and they only exist now as people reflect upon them and try to correct them. One must, in this dialogue, take on the joint responsibility of creating a new future for both races—for those of color and those who are white. This is not a rectification of the past, but simply creating something new that can assist both races to live with. In other words, you will be living and creating the precursor to the days of light and life—where there is no prejudice, where there’s no bigotry, where there is no resentment, where there is no revenge, but simply cooperation, coordination, good neighborliness, and a conscious intention of action to assist others to come to the same situation. As long as you keep looking over your shoulder at the past, then the past will cast a shadow on the present.

This is very important: that the past be forgotten. It is one thing to forgive, it’s another to forget. As you know, forgetting is almost impossible. It is resident in your minds as a memory, but how you feel about that memory is always acted out today in your language, in your actions, and in your attitude that you may perhaps not share with others, but which you hold deep within you, yourself, or other people. It is important that you not try to root out these problems or these memories, but you simply let them fade away by not paying them attention. So, how would you like to live in the future? You would like to pay attention to that which is good, that which is honorable, that which is sincere, that which is earnest and brings about happiness, joy, and peace with others. Thank you.

Marthe.  Thank you very much Machiventa. Thank you.

Working toward sustainable families.

Bea.  I actually have a very small question. Hello Machiventa, I hope you are fine today. My question is about a website that I [found] on the internet searching today. I found that there are, regarding the topic of sustainable families, some websites that are already online and I am wondering if… because I’m thinking about, you know, sketching a design or something I think I’d like to try to initiate. I don’t actually recall what it was called, but would me contacting some other people, perhaps members of this team, that would be interested in pursuing this and then contacting these organizations to see if we can get a network going. Would that be an approach to take at this time?

Machiventa.    Yes, thank you for your earnestness and please be at peace and relaxed. We’re all family here so you don’t need to hesitate in your speech, but just present your ideas. They are worthy and worthwhile to listen to. Yes, there are many people who are concerned about family—the structures of family, its operation, and the development of next generations so that those generations can beget children who are at peace, who are competent, capable, and responsible socially in their lives in all regards. One of the requirements for joining other groups or others joining groups as yours—that you intended to develop—is that there be a legitimatizing criterion that you would attend to. You must have the appearance of being a legitimate organization—not simply a prop or somebody’s hobby. You would want to have a program that you want to share with others—something that would cause other organizations to be attracted to your program, to your organization, something that would benefit them, and your organization as well.

In life, as a mortal, and in complex societies as exist on your world now, there are many hangers-on—many bystanders, many “lookie-loos”—who are looking, but have no intention of doing anything, and they may even take the point of being very inquisitive—asking probing questions—but then actually do nothing on their own, or for you, or for other organizations. It is difficult to discern who is wasting your time and who isn’t. And one thing you don’t want to appear like is being another person or an organization that is wasting other people’s precious time and energy. Those other organizations are, of course, interested in sharing with others who can assist them. So, that is the crux and that is the lever that you must use for yourself and for others—how to be of service to them and how they can be of service to you. In other words, when all is said and done after fifty years, perhaps there were just one or two organizations working on families throughout one nation. Wouldn’t that be wonderful. And that both are neither competitive nor adversaries—that they see each other as complements to each other’s work. Thank you.

Bea. Thank you very much. That is actually very, very helpful.

Observation of a more advanced world.

Walt. Since children learn by observing, and given Urantia is a child—socially and spiritually—is there any safe and effective way to allow our world to observe socially and spiritually advanced societies?

Machiventa.   There are ways of doing that, but this is prohibited for many reasons which you are not aware of. One is that many worlds that are settled enough to be observed hold your civilizations at arm’s length and see many of your social practices on this world as practices not to attend to—not to support or to emulate. You might say that, in other words, your societies as expressed now in this continental nation is the bad apple of the group—it is the bad example not to follow. Your attention to other worlds would not be welcome either by those civilizations themselves, and it is not invited or encouraged on our part as well. You may estimate that there are means by which millions of people on your world could observe the practices on another world. It is technologically feasible on the morontial level to do that, yet it is not something that is espoused, encouraged, or supported by Christ Michael or those of Salvington.

Correcting Time is a co-creative project.

Machiventa.   This is Machiventa Melchizedek your planetary manager. It is my great pleasure to be here with you to give you what little guidance I can give you through these sessions. It is important that our energies be invested in Urantia—both as a planet and in you as individuals. You see, this is a co-creative project. Only you, with us, can heal the problems of your planet. This is a tremendously limiting factor in the programs that we present to you, that we develop with you. If you always look at our statements as being oriented towards the co-creative relationship, these sessions will become much more productive for you in your plans to assist us and plans to assist yourself.

Conscious evolution of your societies and parenting.

Yes, in some ways your world is the bad example, yet it is beloved by Christ Michael. Every individual is loved, and the First Source and Center has diligently, lovingly, and generously benefited every individual with a presence of Itself in each individual. The God presence within you is the way to above, it is the way through, not around, but through your growth. Through your desire to participate in that adventure with your Thought Adjuster, you will grow. These sessions are intended to assist you as individuals to grow, and importantly—so vitally important—that your societies evolve, that your societies consciously evolve through the conscious participation of evolving mortals of the conscious evolution of your species. It is only through that avenue that you as conscious individuals can become conscious parents—to parent your children consciously with a clear intention for your parenthood, for your child-rearing practices. You are the solution to both situations—for the planet and for future generations and particularly for yourself and your children. Through your parenting you get to learn how to act, behave, think, and love as Christ Michael as Jesus loved you and loves all people.

Strength of Love.

This is the core to the solution of your world—and that is love—not wimpy, limp-handed, weak love, but the love of strength, of humility, of caring, of caution, of participating sincerely in the lives of others through your innate empathy, your compassion, and your love of humanity. For in the end you must love yourself sincerely, as Christ Michael as Jesus loved you and loves you now as an individual, and care for yourself to grow enough to be with him in Salvington and join with others on your journey to eternity in the Corps of Finality. This is how we see you—faith believers on a tremendous journey. Thank you for your presence here today. Good day.

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