2014-06-22-Process of Growth
No Idaho #832
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Process of Growth
o 1.2 Group: N. Idaho TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Charles, Serena, Jonathan
o 2.2 TR: Mark Rogers, Cathy Morris
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Lesson
o 3.2 Closing
Topic: Process of Growth
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Teacher: Charles, Serena, Jonathan
TR: Mark Rogers, Cathy Morris
JONATHAN: [Mark] I greet you back, you know I’m here, I am Jonathan for the record but I think it not necessary for those gathered here to know. What’s up with me in this moment is a great swelling of gratitude for having been considered and remembered and even perhaps enjoyed. It indeed brings me pleasure to know that our relationship, our association. our fond memories and recollection of each other persists and endures throughout this gulf that appears between us. In truth, we are both coming into the awareness that this gulf is indeed quite small, that in the context of our eternal careers this distance that we perceive at this time, while seeming so great, while standing on one side or the other of this abyss, will be seen as merely another step in our eternal journey, another challenge to be traversed.
But what is so special and magnificent is that through our own desire and sheer force of will, we close this gap at this time. We are able to span the distance because we so choose. During my sojourn on the earthly plane, I was fortunate enough to come into some awareness of this truth and reality and you all will bear witness that we travel great distances when we put our awareness to the task in this regard. We were able to bridge this gap with other personalities and bring them into our group and call them our friends. This was all as the result of the faith that we mustered in this process.
This degree of faith that we had grown enabled us to use it as a springboard and to catapult from this faith board out into new and unknown dimensions. My cherished association with this group was that we were there for each other. We supported each other in these leaps of faith and in these discoveries we made as a result of these leaps. We did not know what would transpire or how it would transpire or under what circumstances and in what time frame. But we believed, we trusted, we exercised our faith that it could be, that it was an option that we had before us. And simply because we pressed forward with faith in these principles, we were rewarded, we are rewarded, ever in this hour.
But these leaps of faith that we made, this stretching of the self, is indeed a trying process for many and in such a life as is first lived on Urantia, episodes of the demonstration of this in action are often fleeting and cyclical. There may be times in ones life where they are strongly motivated to walk this plank of faith and see what comes of it. There are other times in ones life where they are inundated by the trials and tribulations and the demands of life so that not much energy may be left to devote to the exploration of spirit and faith.
There are innumerable life changes which come upon individuals and bump them in one direction or another. For you who witness the ebb and flow of spiritual activity among your brethren and friends, it may be seen to you as though some have gained faith, some have lost faith, some have pursued spirit and some have forsaken it. You may be inclined as mortals do to make subsequent assessments and judgements based upon your observations and determinations but I tell you, one of the basic principles you will come to embrace in your spiritual journeys is that no one is in a position to make an assessment or a judgement on anothers spiritual stature.
It is simply not for you to know of the inner lives of your brothers and sisters. You are able to view the fruits of spiritual growth as they are present and as you witness them. To this degree you should be joyous and happy for them but you are not privy to know the inner workings of your fellows, what they are grappling with, what their needs are in this life, what their tools are in this life, what their motivation may be and why. That’s what makes this mortal experience so hard of comprehension for all that you get to see is the outer workings, the material manifestations of ones inner spiritual cultivation. You do not get to see what goes on behind the scenes and underneath the production. You cannot tell what challenges they are overcoming day by day, what obstacles they face, what successes that they have in the process. You merely see the physical and tangible results of their process in motion.
As was mentioned earlier in the discussion here, all that you can do is proceed in your fashion with your understanding and your awareness. Offer as much support as you can manage, bring as much awareness and you possess, offer yourself in ministry as you are so able and simply allow the process to unfold. The only part of the process that is up to you is your process and your interface with the grand process. That is all you have jurisdiction over. To make assessments or judgments about others, what they need, how you might help, what they are doing right or what they are doing wrong, are all just a mental exercise on your part, an attempt to understand, an effort to embrace this reality.
But everyone out there is their own mini-verse of experience, of truth, of understanding and awareness and you cannot know what is within this mini-verse of experience. You can barely understand what is in your own mini-verse of awareness. This is all the task that you should undertake in this life, is simply grow in awareness about your experience. Let others uncover their own truths and have their own experiences. This does not mean that you are not keenly interested in the well being and welfare of others and in so far as you are able to support them in their journey, provide stability for them to utilize in their experience, even provide example that they might wish to choose and follow, these are your areas of jurisdiction, your realm of concern. That is it, that and gleaning from this life experience, all that you can manage to stuff into it in the process. Drink this cup to the full, it is short. Soon enough there will be whole new expanses, whole new arenas to engage in.
So seize the moment, grab the day. Do not be so busy that it slips by you unnoticed. Live your life to the fullest of your ideals and your principles and you will provide for others this inspiration, this desire to take from you those attributes which they admire and cherish. That is the game, a simple one and yet seemingly so layered and complex that it appears overwhelming so much of the time. But you all have heard the phrase that God will not give you anymore than you can handle, and this is true. So when it seems as though your lives are full and even overwhelmed, recall this truth that if you could not handle it, it would not be there.
I simply bring you these reminders today as it is so much my pleasure and delight to maintain this relationship and to be a part of each others continuing experience. I thank you all for saving me a seat at the table and for sending me such a welcome invitation. And now, I bid you all be released into the joy of life, to breathe it in to the fullest and savor this moment and all moments throughout your day. We will be in touch again and it is my pleasure to bid you all a good week. Take care, by now.
SERENA: [Cathy] On this occasion of remembrance of a life on this planet, I wish to join in the continuing contact. Our preparations are proceeding and proving most fruitful. When this process of the Magisterial Mission preparation began there was an outline provided by the Father in accordance with the Divine will. Connections were made and energies were modified with the goal of bringing this son to Urantia. All has been most successful and is nearing the proper configuration.
The advance group has been with you for some time helping facilitate the union of these two spiritual levels. Your welcome and cooperation made the process easier on all levels. We observe a remarkable increase in light and spirit on the planet. It is a blossoming of the original plan into reality. Continue to live in light, continue to experiment with light and spirit. Continue to spend time with stillness and the Father. Continue to be the love and change we desire. Together we are creating the situation needed for a full connection in spirit.