2015-08-21-Michael Celebration 1
No Idaho #877
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Michael Celebration
o 1.2 Group: N. Idaho TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Charles, Michael
o 2.2 TR: Mark Rogers
• 3 Session 1
o 3.1 Lesson
o 3.2 Dialogue
• 4 Session 2
o 4.1 Opening
o 4.2 Lesson
o 4.3 Dialogue
o 4.4 Closing
Topic: Michael Celebration
Group: N. Idaho TeaM
Teacher: Charles, Michael
TR: Mark Rogers
CHARLES: hank you, I am Charles and it is my pleasure to join you and I am amused by your morning sharing and conversation. I would join in with the sentiment that there are great opportunities immediately before us. Of course, I would also remind you that anytime that you are opposite another sacred creation of God, there exists the same golden opportunities, however I understand that you go to some effort to create a particular event and the experiences that surround that. I admire your efforts at coordination and orchestration which furnish such rewards of the fruits of the spirit.
I happen to think of an analogy to use because I observe that no matter how much it is discussed about the workings of spirit, the manifestations of spirit, the techniques of spirit, there always comes into question in the moment how to be most effective, which tools to use, which approach to take because every circumstance demands its own individual interpretation and analysis. But I would like to draw your line of thinking to another experience which demonstrates the ease with which this happens so very naturally and routinely as you go about simply trying to do good.
I will call to your attention that you have all had experiences of going perhaps to new lands or certainly to new kitchens and experiencing sensations you have not had before, new smells, new tastes, new combinations of familiar ingredients which then elicit in you an all new experience. Albeit many of these ingredients are common and well known to you, until they are combined in just such a method as you refer to as a recipe, they become a new sensation and included in your new repertoire of experiences.
And oftentimes when this occurs, it is so significant to you that you remember it, you mention it to your friends, how you tried something new, tried a new recipe, experienced a new taste and it is with joy that you would bring forth a new recipe to share with others so that they might experience the joy that you have had in experiencing a new combination of familiar ingredients. This, I invite you to view, is how you may look at your experience of spirit in the moment, in these moments immediately before you.
You have all ventured to new lands, to new kitchens, to new areas of your spiritual growth and development. You have all tasted unique combinations and these have registered with you and you have savored these tastes, these sensations of spirit and it is these sensations, like the good recipe, that is your simple desire to share for the benefit of others just as you have been graced. It is as simple and as easy and as joyful as that. It is not a burden but rather an opportunity to enlighten others with your unique combination of familiar ingredients, your ‘salad’ that is preferred by you.
So in the spirit of joining together in a ‘pot luck’ celebration, remember that you are there as well to enjoy and sample the many spiritual fruits which will be brought to your banquet table. Likewise, you are privileged to offer the space, the conditions which will be favorable to promoting a positive encounter with the fruits of your spirit and all this setting of the stage, building of the arena, simply is intention manifest. I honor you for your intentions and even more, for your efforts at these intentions, your willingness to respond in spirit, to spirit and with spirit.
I assure you, you will be greatly assisted, even to the point of ‘the words will be in your mouths’, the spirit sensation will be in your touch, your sharing of goodness will be through your gaze and the endearing act of fellowship will be your gift. Let it be so with great awareness. Let it be so with endearing intention and certainly all will be blessed, even as you are, even now. Again, it is a joy to be welcomed into such a circle of love. I assure you, many will come to observe and even participate if requested. You may avail yourselves as you so desire. Let it be so as we move forward together in grace and in peace. Well done my associates, let the games begin.
Gerald: So the question that comes up is one that you guys started, how is Charles doing? How’s your moment?
Mark: Well if we’re going there let’s go there, how about it Charles.
CHARLES: : Thank you my dear friend for asking and as you do register deeply, it is an intimate act to do although many times it is done quite casually. That same question that one poses, how are you, can open the door to a very intimate sharing encounter as you would so desire. So now that you are desiring to go there, I will respond personally that I am thrilled, I am overjoyed. I cannot express to you in terms you can significantly grasp what it means to have this assignment.
You see, as you have some sense of, everything that happens is both divine grace and a grand experience. And so, those of us who are spiritualized enough, become to rely on, count on, lean on divine grace, certainly as part of the equation. So firmly is this part of our reality that in order to balance this sense of certainty and security, we are allowed to play with the uncertainty of time and space in this case, the development of the unknown, the activation of the potential.
In this way we get to see that which we believe manifest and come to life as spiritual fruits grow. In this process of growth and evolution all this potential lies. And so, while we are certain of the outcome in a very real sense, we also cherish the unfolding of the process, the activation of these potentials so I am overjoyed to be here, this close to you, this embrace by the likes of all of you who are so deeply mired in the unfolding of truth, beauty and goodness. Many times you fail to recognize that which is so surrounding, so to have the opportunity to interface with you in this mid-zone and to actually develop a relationship, even friendship across this void or should I say, apparent void, indeed is a thrilling experience. It pushes the very essence of what it means to have divinity pursued, even to some elemental degree achieved here in your remote location from it.
It is thrilling to see that the laws of the First Source and Center are so throughly pervasive, even in the outer reaches of time and space and to be able to see this exhibited first hand if you will, is a cherished experience I will keep forever. I would join you in saying you are right, now matter what, no matter when, no matter under what conditions and what form or non form we will all take as we evolve in the spirit process, we will continue to recognize the essence of each other, that sacred gift which makes each one of us unique and a treasured piece of the puzzle.
So my piece is connected to your piece in the grand scheme of the puzzle. I am keenly interested in you and your pieces and it brings joy to my heart that you ask of my welfare and are concerned of my being. This demonstrates we have indeed come to a new level of awareness and appreciation for you have asked about the teacher. I acknowledge this level. I accept it with grace and gratitude. Thank you my friend for inquiring. I am quite well.
Prayer: Thank you Divine Parents beyond what word symbols can accomplish. Thank you for the opportunity to gather together with such beautiful examples of your love, each one for the other. Thank you for the opportunity to share this gift. We ask that you join us in sharing this gift with each other, that between all the exchanges that we have here may your love be present, may your presence be felt and may we do this as an act of our will in conjunction with yours. Help us to make it so even though we have ideas about how this might transpire, we ask for your guidance and love in the process so that we may be expanded in our capacities to receive your gifts of grace. Let it be so, as we frolic in spirit even now and as we assemble here and join together to approach you our Divine Parents and all your accompanying associates of light. It is my intention as Mark, here and now, to make myself available for our guest of honor, the one in whose name we gather, the one who we extend to in faith. Help us to embrace all that is offered at opportunities such as this that we have created and that you have created and that we come together to share. Thank you for this opportunity.
MICHAEL: And thank you as well for this opportunity. I am He of who you speak. I graciously accept your honor of gathering in my name, even for my sake. I would welcome all of you as I welcome all of those who would follow me as we pursue our Father in Heaven. As you show yourselves so willing to join in and sign on to what I began so long ago, I most certainly will join you in your efforts to keep alive my dream, my desire, my intention when I lived a life such as yours in the flesh and even before and certainly even now. I am honored that you discuss the values that I attempted to portray. I am honored that you are impressed by certain aspects of my earthly life. I am honored that you have chosen to follow me and I am deeply touched when you do so.
I am intimately aware of each of you, of every one of you. This is a gift that I have been granted as an aspect of the station that I hold, that I can in fact be in touch with all of my family, my many many children, my brothers, my sisters, my Father above and all those who would gather around me, I am with you all, I am through you all. I know this is difficult for you to embrace for it is a truth that you have to take on faith. You simply cannot imagine or truly understand except to accept by faith, but I see you all now, your shining faces spreading this conviction that you hold, being true to your faith, being true to me, being true to our Father.
Even in times of doubt and uncertainty, you are unwavering in your faith and your faith has brought you to this place, this place of current awareness and understanding, this scaffolding that you are building which raises you from the level of mere mortal existence to a level where you may see from your vantage point with much greater perspective.
And as you build the scaffolding and as you ascend it in your process, you are growing closer and closer to me, to us as we encourage your efforts, as we promote your direction and then, the limit of our creative prerogative is reached and having given you life, liberty and your own pursuit of happiness, we await your decisions and choices to see which way you will go with these gifts of grace, with these inherent endowments. Will you choose to utilize these gifts of grace to further your efforts at constructing your scaffolding? Will you put in the effort required? Will you take advantage of the many helping hands along the way? Will it be your own internal desire in your own First Source and Center of self to choose to follow me, to choose to pursue the Father?
These are the gifts that only you may bring to the equation. They are not ordained from on high. They are not required of you by your parents who give you life. They are not imposed by you by a universe, rather a universe waits to see how you will act and what you will do and as soon as you have shown yourself to be in motion, the universe rushes forward to help and assist you in your process, the process that your individuality has chosen. When you do your part and all the others do their part, the entire puzzle may be assembled as all the pieces may be brought together and co-ordinated.
That is what is so valuable about each and every one of you. You hold a unique and treasured piece to my puzzle, our puzzle, the gigantic puzzle of which we all are pieces, the gigantic puzzle which without every piece, would make it incomplete. Therefore does the universe await your choosing to identify yourself, the part with the whole, to desire to perfect your piece and to offer it to be placed where it is designed to fit. This is what is so special about coming to a circle of friends such as this, to talk about the parts we all play in the same program, the parts we all have as we go about our efforts at finding out who we are and how we may best serve.
So I applaud you all for coming together under such a banner and look forward to playing with you in this process. Mention was made earlier of the feeling of disassociation perhaps, of spirit, spirit beings, perhaps even your spiritual counterpart to yourself and the rest of everything. This indeed illustrates the mortal challenge because you are surrounded by your mortal-ness. Your restrictions of time and space are vast and imposed directly upon you. You operate within the confines of time and space and are subject to all of its terms. This is your current lot in life, your current life experience, but you are also something much, much more.
Indeed, this aspect which seems so pervasive in your experience now, is but a transient flight of fancy into time, into space and into dense material matter. You do not yet know, nor could you, how your essence of being will transform repeatedly and how your core of self will remain intact throughout such transformations. And one day, as the saying goes, at some time you will acknowledge readily that this whole time/space experience was only a short aspect of who you are as an eternal being. But for now, you are treading water.
You are so surrounded by material life that you must literally actively attempt to stay afloat and this is your normal operating mode, and with so much energy devoted to the simple act of maintaining ones personal self, it is easy to consider that there would not be much energy left to venture out into other aspects of your being and to explore your spiritual component.
This exploration is constantly challenged by the mortal aspects of life, by the fact that you are tired by the end of the day, by the fact that days go by and hours go by and each one of these carries with it different meaning throughout your day. Is it time to do this or time to do that? Should I be awake or asleep or tired or hungry, all based on this notion of time? So blessed are they who can navigate all these demands which are thrust upon you and still pursue the unseen, the unknown, the intangible aspects of spirit. So why, why do you come, why do you gather, why are you here now?
I submit that you are all here following a calling, a leading which prompted you to devote the necessary effort, to chisel the time from your busy lives and dedicate it to a purpose such as this. Perhaps it is fellowship and the love of relationship but there is something driving you underneath and behind all that happens which is unseen and yet may be the most potent and powerful force in your being. And so I applaud you all for attempting to strike a better balance between aspects of your being.
I invite you to consider this perspective I bring, that you are attempting to create a better balance in your lives, to bring spirit more forward so that it has more of a presence and more of an impact in your daily lives. This only happens when you are a spiritually aware being, a seeker who will devote the necessary energies to finding the internal self. I applaud you for your efforts to create the scenario wherein you may even discuss such topics and I assure you, as you all are keenly aware, wherever two or more of you are gathered, I am there, I am here, I am with you at such times, drawn like the moths to the flame of spirit.
So here we find ourselves; immediately before us are abundant opportunities for sharing, growth and expansion of spirit. I only ask you my dear ones, my dear ones who would follow me, who would follow the sound of my voice in the direction of the unknown, to trust me and allow that we might work together, you and I, that when you gaze upon another, think of me, that I may gaze upon them through your eyes, that with this simple acknowledgement and request I may instantly access your being that we might greater communicate the Father’s truths.
When you shake hands with another, think immediately before of perhaps aligning yourself with me in the process so that I may infuse your gestures with my energy and your gestures may become our gestures with this simple act of will. It is not complicated, it is not difficult. It takes almost no time, it is simply triggering your inherent desire to be of service alongside mine.
I have made this request of you before and I understand that it is very difficult to interpret these word symbols but I tell you, you are over thinking it. I ask for something so simple and so basic that it is something that comes more from the heart, more from the gut reaction than from considered thought. This is something that you are all showing yourself to be more and more reflexive about, the desire to find alignment in this process. So let us be about these next days with great joy, with absolute conviction of intention, of purpose and of association with each other. Let us share these new tastes we have discovered, the new selves we have created, the new awarenesses we bring to the equation. All of these are to be laid out just as the banquet of food is to be laid out, to be taken in and enjoyed, to be shared and cherished.
I stand in deep gratitude for all of you who are in service to me in this effort. Truly, you have responded to my calling, you would not be here otherwise. So let us stand on that conviction and move forward. Let us be bold as we strike out together in this process for I tell you plainly, I am with you and I wish and desire that we work together. So this offer stands, the many different songs to be sung, the many different tasty treats to be shared, the many different relationships to be kindled and grown are all the gifts of grace unfolding. Let us make the most of each one that we can, all of these gifts. Let us unwrap them and be in joy, they are the gifts of the miracle of life that we live. Thank you all for being in such sincere attendance as you are. I would withdraw unless there were any dialog or questions which I would entertain.
Guest: I’ve been really troubled. I’m confused, I don’t know if I’m hearing…my deepest fears seems a voice in my head or that there are spirits that are evil or that they are trying to unnerve me. So I’m thinking I’m either schizophrenic, crazy or I’m being attacked by evil spirits and need to be exorcised? But, I’m in a dilemma, I’ve been in a dilemma and the more I get stressed and anxiety prone about it and the more fearful I get about my own fears, the more all of it seems to be expanding or growing. I’m at my wits end with it and I don’t know how to get rid of it on my own and I need help.
MICHAEL: My dear ones, we all need help from time to time. Fear not. Let me repeat that, fear not. There is a simple measure one may use to determine the validity of so called voices that may be heard within. Do they contain fruits of the spirit? Are they beautiful, are they true, are they good? You may simply run any of these inputs through this filter and you will instantly register a feeling of compatibility or a feeling of discord. When one seeks to interpret some message or some input of any kind, you may use this same method over and over again. Is it true, is it beautiful, is it good? I offer you the example of something which causes in you fear. If fear is contained in the equation, it can be said not to be compatible with fruits of the spirit. They are in different ‘lands’ from each other.
If it is true and beautiful and good, it will register as compatible, as feeling appropriate, feeling right, feeling secure, feeling well, feeling proper. Fear, when brought into any equation, derails from any one of those feelings. It’s hard to feel proper, right, good or well if fear is part of the equation, therefore one must do what is required of one as a mortal to make an assessment and subsequent choice. First the assessment is reached through this method of running any input through the filter of truth, beauty and goodness. It is also accomplished often by consulting with the Spirit of Truth, by perhaps even association with your indwelling Fragment of Infinity.
You have multiple methods that you may use to test life as it approaches you. If life brings you these feelings of discord, of disharmony, frightened nature, worried concern, feelings of doubt even of your own self worth, those are incompatible with a spiritualized being and one who is aware will simply forsake them, they will choose them not. They will not feed that dog, they will not subscribe to that thought pattern and in this way, it withers and dies for it is only alive within you so long as you supply it energy. These thought patterns are energy waves which may be chosen and fostered and grown if they are worthy. They also may be forgotten, forsaken and abandoned as unworthy.
So I invite you to consider employing one or more of these methods in your discernment process. You may always pray for guidance, you may always ask your Inner Guide, you may always simply pass this critique through the filter of truth, beauty and goodness and allow for an instant impression. Let your body speak to you. It will intuitively respond, either positively or negatively to any input, quite reliably I might add. It’s the little voice that people either listen to or forsake.
It’s that gut feeling that something is either beautiful, true, good or not so much. Trust my dear one, that you have been granted these tools of discernment. Trust when they tell you the answer, it is the answer. Don’t let your doubts in your abilities overshadow your skills and grant yourself the authority to make the call on what you will support, what you will foster and grow and what you will allow to wither on the vine because it is not worthy of your efforts.
This is simply the art of living. It’s an ongoing, evermore process but I assure you, it gets easier and easier with practice. This is not necessarily accomplished in one short life experiment but it will be accomplished. You are growing in your capacity to discern truth, beauty and goodness with each passing day. Your answers to your internal questions will not be the same as they were the day before because you have expanded in the meantime.
Trust in the process, trust in yourself. You are all right and getting better. Indeed you are my children in who I am so well pleased. I wish you could be as pleased with yourselves as I am with you and as gentle on yourselves as I am with you. You are your hardest critics, your toughest challengers, your most severe obstacles to yourselves. I hope this serves to bring you some words of comfort.
If you could, if you would, love each other as I love you, then we would realize my dream for our world. To the degree that you can love each other each day, then we are proceeding in the right direction, working towards the right goal and pursuing the Father. As has been said here this weekend, you are learning that it is all good. Even if you don’t understand it or are not aware of it, it matters not for I assure you, it is all good. We will see to that, you and I. We will insure that it is all good.
We have the faith and conviction to carry us through in times of uncertainty. So let us make that commitment even now. It is all good, it is all well and is getting better with each act of loving kindness and service. Thank you for being my hands, thank you for being my voice of comfort to the others. Thank you for being my kind look in the eye, for your graceful gestures at service. All of these you do for me and I take all of your loving contributions and cherish them.
MICHAEL: Thank you Father for these beautiful ones who would follow me to You, who would try to follow in my footsteps and try to keep up just as the little ones try to follow behind the parents. I love you all and I will be with you throughout, perhaps closer than you even think. Let’s make it so, farewell.