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o 1.1 Topic: Humility
o 1.2 Group: Nashville TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Ham
o 2.2 TR: Rebecca
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Opening
o 3.2 Lesson
o 3.3 Dialogue
o 3.4 Personal Counsel
o 3.5 Closing
Group: Nashville TeaM
HAM: Greetings children, I am Ham and I am happy to have you each here this evening. Let us speak about humility once again.
HAM: My friends, you are each learning about how to walk humbly with God. Part of that effort must be to continually reign in your own personal expectations. Part of it concerns concentrating so much on the work that you forget the ego involvement in the work. You must each reach a point where neither praise nor criticism effects you, for all your needs are met by the Master’s love, and so all else seems pale and shadowy in comparison with the reality of his presence.
It is wholly appropriate to take stands, fight for causes, and create something unique in the business world, or the worlds of arts and science. Being humble does not mean being invisible. Humility is a mark of perspective. It is an understanding that life is but a day’s work, and whatever you may accomplish or try to accomplish is tiny, and but a beginning step in your eternal career. It is also an acknowledgment of the truth of the Father’s overcontrol of your lives, an understanding that you do nothing but what the Father allows. You are given nothing but what the Father gives you, and you change nothing but what the Father allows you to change.
Once you have firmly in your minds a greater universe perspective, then it will be easy to lay down the needs of ego and the demands of self. Each of you must begin to continually to opt for the Father’s will. This is not always apparent, it is not always obvious how to do this for the ego is stealthy and cunning, but it is an adversary fighting against its own demise. The ego is like the scaffolding built up to hold your developing character.
Once your house is completed, the scaffolding is an eye-sore drawing attention to itself, pretending importance that it does not possess. This life is very short and your greater selves are rapidly being constructed. It is the greater self that will endure and survive the portals of death. And you will be received into a new life where ego is but a dream of the past, something no longer required.
Humility then is the gradual recognition and acceptance of truth. It is very humbling to be in the presence of truth, in the presence of the Master’s spirit. Each of you is learning to walk with this spirit, to trust his spirit and when in doubt to lean on his spirit. Humility of attitude will allow you even greater access to his spirit and will allow his spirit greater access to your souls.
Slowly you are releasing your fears and growing in trust. This is how you will build true confidence as opposed to the false confidence of bluster or braggadocio. The Master’s spirit brings you all that you need. It is but for you to trust and to receive. The Master understands how your trust in him will grow and he will give those things that will build your trust and give you confidence in him. Some may ask “How is it possible to not trust the Master’s spirit?” But until you actually begin walking with his spirit in complete trust of his guidance, you will find many times how easily possible it is to be distrustful, to be frightened, to be fill with doubt and discouraged.
It is easy for the children of time to be frightened by the shadows of material reality. It is easy to be disheartened and discouraged by the difficulties along the way, and it is easy to be filled with doubts about yourselves, doubting your faith at times. Yes these things are natural and human. What is difficult is to hang on with faith when all the world seems to have turned against you, when you are ridiculed and mocked, when you are defeated in a battle in time then is your faith truly tested, then do you demonstrate to the Father your courage and your true faith.
Each of you has been tested many times and your faith will continue to be tested as it grows in strength. So much of your lives are but a preparation for the next life. Everything done in this life is but a tiny step on your path to Paradise. You will have many dark hours but you will also have many times when you break through the shadows into the sunshine and your faith is fulfilled and your courage is vindicated.
The Master was and is the great way-shower. In his earthly life he did not lead others of his own accord, he followed the Father and so the Father led. At each moment of prayer the Master put aside his own desires and yielded to the Father’s will. When your lives are examples to others, it is because you have yielded to the Father and to the Master.
Each human being is lost in this world except for the light the Father’s spirit shines within each person. Continue then to pray often as the Master prayed, “Father show me your will and give me what I need to carry it out.” And when you ask of the Father always recur to the Master’s simple statement, “Nevertheless your will be done.” Ask continually that your fears may be removed and replaced with trust.
My friends, during my own mortal existence, I had many doubts and looking back I seemed to have been plagued by continuing fear. If I was courageous it was not of my own accord but only by and through the Master’s spirit. And on my world we did not have the history of his presence, we knew of him rather vaguely, the way you may think of the Holy Spirit of Christianity. But I began to know him, indeed I began to love him and that love brought me that knowing, so that the more I loved the Master the greater I came to know his spirit. And the greater I came to know his spirit the more I loved and trusted him.
I see now you children experiencing the same baby-steps I took. , the same hot and cold spells, the same inner doubting, the same fear. But I am here to tell you that his spirit is the truest most real, most completely trustworthy reality in this universe. All human beings upon this world, the many who have gone before and the many yet to be born are but a tiny fraction of the numbers of his children who must past through him to the Father. He is the way. He is the truth. He is the light of this world. Hold fast to this truth and his spirit will sustain you through every dark valley of your lives.
This week continue to contemplate true humility, what it means, how it is achieved and how you may inch ever closer toward its attainment. Do not be discouraged to find yourselves failing, stumbling and skinning your knees. But find it within you to trust that everything that occurs in your lives is part of the Father’s overall plan for you. Doors may open and they may close. You may be received gladly, you may be shunned. You may be praised and you may be ridiculed. And through it all walk humbly with the Master and you will find a joy and peace that transcend all of it. What are your questions?
Q: Do I understand you to say that at the next level there is no ego at all?
HAM: It will develop again. But the ego as it exists on this earth is a little different. The earthly ego is part of the body, part of the animal legacy which will be left and defeated when you graduate. Self-love and self-involvement can develop again but it will be a little different.
Q: Message for Jim?
HAM: Certainly, Yes my son, you are continuing to do well. Your gradual healing is occurring and little by little you will gain slightly better health even though you may experience some setbacks. But all-in-all you are making progress.
HAM: Yes and spiritually. There exists a great deal of organ damage that will probably never completely return, but with care, patience and perseverance the part which are functioning now will gain back more normal levels of function.
Q: Can I have a message Ham?
HAM: My son you are doing very well. And you have come through some difficult personal testing. Do not worry concerning the tests you will be undergoing. Let go and trust in the Master. Let him receive your fears and your doubts. Allow him to do the heavy lifting. Trust that he will provide for you all that you need at every step. My son grow in confidence and courage that only comes from a deep connection to the spirit. You will have what you need going forward. Develop the trust of a child and the courage of a man. Do not worry for the Master’s hand is upon your shoulder through every step.
Q: Anything for Rebecca?
HAM: Yes my daughter, you are doing very well. You too must develop your faith and trust in the Master’s spiritual gift. Do not worry, have no fear for the Master will uphold your step. He will guide and show you the way. My dear, walk with true humility step-by-by step, have faith in him who lights the path. Look not to the right nor to the left but train your eyes ahead and you will have all that you need to continue.
HAM: My son Jarad, you are also learning the meaning of true humility. But it is also the act linking hands with the Master, it is the trust to place your hand in his and allowing him to guide you. It is the trust that allows him into your inner-most mind and self and it is the willingness to accept and to trust in his counsel. It is true my son that you are most grateful for you have been brought very far. You have been broken and then built again and so your trust is deep. Never for a moment forget that he will bring you where he wants you to be and he will use you for his will. Since you have accepted this be completely at ease in renouncing your own will.
Jared: You told me that I have trusted in the Master for a long time and that I need to trust in me because of him. Since he came a few months back I will be able to do anything because of him.
Q: Any counseling?
HAM: Yes my son, you are doing well. You are also growing in your ability to evermore fully trust in the Master’s spirit. Many changes are occurring within you and gradually you are coming to find larger and more profound realms of love and of peace. Much of your time in the wilderness of wandering and seeking has been concluded. You are now entering the Father’s house and you must understand that you are welcomed as his son, his son. Long have you known of your sonship in the intellect, but only now are you coming to claim it as your own. Allow this understanding to deepen and to reorient your mind and attitude toward the world. Let the awareness of sonship be complete.
From Zura: Ham – now the doctors are talking lung transplant. I know it will give me a better quality of life. When will this come through, and will I survive the operation?
HAM: Dear one, have peace in your heart. Understand a little of how the Father loves you. You are his beloved child and you are deserving of a better life. Put your faith and trust in Him, allow Him to take the responsibility of all these things from your hands, allow His will its time to work and completely trust that the outcome whatever it may be will be the very best thing that can be. Know with complete confidence and certainly that your life is eternal whether you wake up in hospital or wake up in heaven. Either outcome will be wonderful. Let this be in the Father’s hand. Have faith in the good will of your doctors and have faith in their skills, but ultimately have faith in God and all will be well.
Q: Could I have counsel?
HAM: Of course my son. My son you are doing well. Each day you continue to grow in faith and in trust of the Father. Continue bringing the Master’s spirit into your heart. Give him your love and your complete trust. So much of your life has been lived with the teaching that there is a right way to God and that there is a wrong way. But there is no wrong way. The Father’s arms stretch wide, his forgiveness is not limited.
There is no line to cross with Him, neither is there any condemnation or judgment, only love, acceptance and happiness in your existence. The Master and the Father both take supreme joy in their children. You have always been a joy to them and a joy to the Mother spirit as well. Begin to accept the great love in the universe that surrounds and evades your soul. Then you will have peace that passes understanding. You are doing very well.
Q: Do you have message for me?
HAM: Yes my dear, my daughter, you are finding yourself in ever greater measure and you are growing in the gradual acceptance of the love of God for you. This is not quick. This is not easy, but things are getting better and each step you take in faith brings you closer to truth, closer to the Master’s comfort and closer to his great companionship. Bring the Master into your thoughts and into your life in ever greater measure.
Allow his spirit to cradle your heart. Allow his spirit to hold you to his breast and smooth your brow. You have tried to reach him without letting go, but my daughter, releasing your grip on who you think you are is the only way he can show you who you really are. Let go of the old self, the old shell that must be abandoned, the old skin that must be shed for, much of this belongs in the past and you are moving forward into the future. Trust the Father and the Master’s spirit to give you what you need.
HAM: It is time now for me to retire. Until next week my love and my prayers are with you, each one.