No Idaho #790
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Preparedness
o 1.2 Group: N. Idaho TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Teacher Gorman, Jonathan
o 2.2 TR: Henry Z., Mark Rogers
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Lesson
o 3.2 Closing
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Teacher: Teacher Gorman, Jonathan
TR: Henry Z., Mark Rogers
GORMAN: [Henry] Greetings to you my friends, thank you for this format where spirit can make their voice heard. I was struck by the notion of preparedness. Preparedness is a stance in life. It is a human relationship to life itself. Whether life brings stability, change, progress, turmoil or even disaster, preparedness is one of the things which distinguishes humans from animals. This notion of preparedness, in a human sense, dates from the early times of humans when people hoarded things for times in which those things would not become available, seasonal things like berries, nuts, roots.
I’m sure you could make endless lists of these things throughout history that people have hoarded and if preparedness is a human stance toward life, how does the human prepare for spirit? There is belief which indicates that humans are aware of spirit. Luckily spirit does not advance itself upon humans. It would be tremendously unfair because humans would not be prepared for it, they could not be prepared for it because they have no reference of what to expect. It is one thing to begin to consciously have a reference of a relationship with spirit but there is so much more in the spiritual universe that humans would not be prepared for and certainly it is the sagacity of spirit, the wisdom of spirit, to titrate ever so gently towards humans.
We could interfere with you, we could interfere with your mind, we could interfere with your social issues, but this is not the functioning of spirit. Spirit does not work as a storm, spirit works more as a gentle breeze that is there to give you some reprieve from a hot and humid afternoon. Spirit is gently pushing you in one direction or another. Spirit does not coerce or force for if we did you would not be prepared. In terms of human sociological events, you have been forced in recent times to deal with more and more treacherous situations. You have been forced to be prepared. Many times this is surrounded by fear.
GORMAN: So preparedness in a spiritual sense has to do with trust. Trust opens the pathway to perceive in greater awareness in your consciousness, the presence of spirit. It is determined that all mankind needs is to be aware of the presence of spirit. History proves that spirit does not show itself in mass force on your world and personalities of spirit which have incarnated on your world have been humble beings, their greatness being in their humility and their compassion and in their presence of love. The consistency of the spiritual universe would suggest that you can trust spirit. Spirit is not trying to pervert your mind with transmissions. Spirit is not trying to divide belief systems amongst people. Spirit is trying to unify in relationship, one thing to another.
So in this notion of preparedness, in a spiritual sense, there is no dynamic outplay destined to force itself upon man from a spiritual perspective. Spiritual preparedness is nothing more than your ability to accept simple truths that individuals are unique and that everyone grows in a greater relationship with each other. If there is anything to hoard in a spiritual sense it would be those things of spirit which society at large can use: compassion, love, service. Those three things would account for 99% of the discrepancy on the world.
It is very interesting to determine spiritual truths on a world such as yours where there is so much inconsistency and discrepancy. It is difficult to make generalizations; what may be true and correct for one is not true and correct for another. What is true and correct is in the relationship and in this sense, spirit prepares man for relationship. Spirit qualifies man the individual in relationship, it qualifies you in its qualities: patience, compassion, service, goodness, loving-ness, consideration, acknowledgement.
It is one thing to be great as an individual spiritually and it is another thing as an individual to be great in your relationship. One does not necessarily preclude the other. You have one set of programs which dictate to the individual and another set of programs which dictate to others in relationship to others. To overcome the animal tendency to isolate, to protect the individual at all costs, is only overcome by a spiritual grounding, spiritual awareness. It is necessary to become in a sense, spiritualized, to achieve greater relationship. It is greater for the individual to become greater in relationship than without. It is like having a belief system that could be the greatest belief system in the world, but if you cannot share this belief system and open it to all others, how great is it? The test is, how much love does it contain? How many fruits of the spirit does it express? Does it have a perishable quality? You may find that the quality was not what you thought it was.
So in bringing this all together, relationship is a quality which can achieve greater spiritual heights, the greatest relationship being the intimate relationship with a man and spirit. The social aspects of this relationship grow in proportion to the quality of the relationship of the individual with spirit. Truly great people are not the ones who have it all. Truly great people are the ones who give it all away, knowing that their source and resource is replenish-able. This is all I have to say for today, thank you.
Mark: This is Mark, I had to get in the car and start driving to work which is where I am now driving on Hi-way 95 No. about 15 miles south of Coeur d’ Alene. I hung on to my connection because I selfishly wanted to hear but I almost ditched out because I knew there was stuff I had to start doing but I got hit from Jonathan that he would love to go for a ride and chat and so I thought that quite unusual. I have not done this before, it is quite new and different but we are who we are and I would like to turn the floor over to Jonathan at his request.
JONATHAN: [Mark] Hey Mark, hey guys, it’s me, happy to take a ride or a walk or a sit with you at any time. I’d like to seize on a phrase which I have access to by virtue of the fact that it is a part of the mind circuit, that is, Mark has in his consciousness a quote that I would like to utilize and draw forward and paraphrase that it is as such: “Don’t ask what the world needs most, ask yourself what makes you come alive and go out and do that,” because what the world needs most is for more people to come alive. I use this quote because it’s concise and it’s to the point that I’d like to discuss and that is, in this whole issue of preparedness, for this or that, for here or there, for now or later, there is always and continues to be the element of self. It can be said and it is true, that perhaps the most significant thing one can do is to be individually prepared, that is to be self trained and have confidence in the self so that when circumstances or situations arise, there is a steady platform from which to operate.
So, I just thought it would be fun to come in and bring that phrase or quote forward and to overlay that with trust to be embraced, that the important aspect may very well be the most personal, private and individual aspect one is willing to render to the equation. The more effective you are at being a stable isle of spirituality, the more effective you are at whatever form of service you choose to devote your energies to. So, which is more important? It all starts at the beginning, at the center, with you, the center of your spirit. What makes you come alive? What motivates you to move forward and in what attitude will you move forward? What will your approach be? These are your gems, your opportunities before you and all of them will be viewed with greater and greater perspective the more trained warriors you are of the spirit, the more aggressively you have ministered to the needs of your spirit.
JONATHAN: Thank you for the opportunity to join you. We literally ride and sit and come together in various times and places as was mentioned in the great scope of change. It is always a pleasure to share these junctures, collisions of time and space where we come together with you. Thank you for indulging me in this opportunity. I as well think very fondly of you in this group. I bid you all have a good day, farewell.