• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Change
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 Personal Counsel
o 3.4 Closing
Group: Nashville TeaM
HAM: Greetings, children, I am Ham and I am very happy to be with you this evening. Let us discuss life’s many changes.
HAM: As you grow in the spirit, it is certain you will be led into new and different experiences, new and different urges toward truth, new and different areas of self-expression and so forth. Life is very much an adventure. It is very conducive to happiness for one to be open to the adventure of life. The Master said, “This world is only a bridge.”
You leave only the impression you make upon your fellow travelers. Those who try to build a dwelling place here on this earth, a place to defend, a place to justify, this is not the road to happiness. Happiness is found in moving forward, letting go and embracing the pathway ahead. Unhappiness is often found in forced conformity, or the effort of trying to stay in one place and defending your area.
The Master said, “Lay up your treasure in heaven.” Do not make the treasures of this world also a repository for your emotional investment. Let rather, your treasure be in heaven and there will be your heart be also. What is your treasure in heaven? It is your love for each other. It is your valuing of each other’s souls. It comes with the enjoyment of the many pleasures of this world. You are storing up happy memories that will be with you throughout eternity. On the mansion worlds it will not matter what your earthly standing or status was concerning wealth.
You will not remember so much the numbers in your bank account, or the car you drove or the neighborhood you were privileged to live in. You will remember your neighbors themselves. You will remember the beauty of your world. You will remember your friendships, your loving little animals, the birds and the flowers, sunsets, oceans and love, above all, my friends, you will remember your experiences with love.
Love is truly said to be the only reality. Love endures. Love survives death. All else you must leave behind you. Happiness if found in the progressive unfolding of the experience of love. The more love you know today the more love you will know tomorrow. Love is the ultimate expression of the soul. Love is evidence of your knowing God. Love is what gives value and meaning to all things and beings. Without the progression of the love experience, life degenerates quickly into meaninglessness.
My children, when you are tempted to be discouraged, when you are disheartened or afraid take refuge in the place where your treasure lies. Have courage in confronting the shadows of life through knowing that fear is not real, but love is the realest of all reality. When you are tempted to falter, when you are hesitating as to what your next move should be measure all things by love. Ask yourselves “has it love?” or “is there love here?”, “how can love progress?” and in this way you will find your way.
Many people ask how is love served. Love is served through love. You serve the Father through His love. You cannot serve Him through fear or the fruits of fear, such as greed or hatred. The Father is served only through love and the fruits of love. When the fruits of love are born in your heart, then does that fruit serve others. You must bear love in order to be of service to the Father. The fruits of love are yours individually. Each person creates his own wonderful fruits of the spirit through contact with the Father’s spirit and the Master’s good spirit as well.
Love begets tolerance, kindness, patience, forbearance, temperance, faith, gentleness of spirit and so forth. The fruits of fear are anger, hatred, prejudice, willful ignorance, intolerance, cruelty and so forth. The Master came to offer a demonstration of love, a demonstration of the power of love in physical form. Each of you, if you would follow him must also demonstrate love in physical form. Love does not bend itself to fear or to the fruits of fear. Love does not compromise with evil in any way. Love seeks only multiplication of love and fulfillment in love. My children, how will you know you’re on the [path] of righteousness? You will know because love will multiply. What are your questions?
Q: Personal message?
HAM: : Yes of course, my son. Gradually you are growing in your ability to accept yourself and to cultivate love in your heart. You have been like an abused puppy, afraid to trust in the outstretched hand that would save you. Even when you have been most at ease and open to the spirit, deep within you, some part of you, recoils and remains in fear and distrust. Ultimately, you must come to accept your own worthiness of love. You must begin to see yourself as the Master sees you, without condemnation, without that inner fear that keeps you from total giving of yourself to love. You have been moving ever closer to the Father’s loving presence. Have the courage to take those final steps which will bring you into the Master’s complete presence. Move fully and completely toward love with your whole personality and you will find all that you require and more. You do well my son. Be at peace.
HAM: : Daughter you are doing well. You have always a complete and sincere desire to know God and to move ever more closely towards Him. This is as it should be and as you mobilize your entire personality, everything you are, in service of His love so will you bear the fruits of the spirit in ever more abundance. Seek not so much to dig out your weaknesses and expose your own flaws, rather move toward ever greater, complete experiences of love, ever more open hearted exposing of yourself to the Father’s love. Do not move backwards, but continue moving forward in love and in loving abandon. The Father wants you to put everything on the table, to hold nothing back.
Be open and refrain from condemning yourself, refrain from the urge to kick yourself with some extra “I should have known better” “I should have this or that”. Start giving your self credit for you are indeed seeking after the Father’s will and seeking to align your entire self with his will. Short of Finaliter perfection all beings are in the process of this ever increasing alignment. Perfection is not possible. Seek to purify your intention and perfection will follow in increasing measure.
HAM: : Certainly my son. You have come very far very quickly. You are now beginning to find strength and hope replacing despair and weakness. Surrendering to God, surrendering to His loving guidance is then a source of strength and a source of purpose. Where you get in trouble is when you try to take control of things that are in God’s hands, when you try to substitute your will for His will, consciously or unconsciously. Allow love increasingly an open door in your heart. Allow love to soften those things which are hard and those things which are hard to accept. Let love show you the way and let love allow you to accept things as they are. With love will come peace and with peace will come happiness. That is all.
HAM: Yes, my daughter. You have followed the Father’s guidance for a long time now and it is wonderful to see you beginning to truly blossom and bear the fruits of the spirit. You are also learning how to fulfill the Father’s will in your work without falling into old traps and old excuses. Before you is a path of increasing joy and fulfillment. Release your pressure and your fear entirely. Trust in the Master’s guidance. You will have all your need. That is all.
HAM: Of course, my son. Jarad, you are doing very well. Have no pressure on your shoulders. Seek rather the joy of love and the joy of creation. Let your enthusiasm be tempered by wisdom. Let your confidence be ever more complete. You are finding that moderation in all things is wisdom. Allow the Master to help you find that balance you are seeking. This will also help you to fine tune your will to his will. You are doing very well my son. Be at peace.
Q: Ham, with the impending election there is much hate and mud slinging going on. There is much controversy about our involvement in the war in Iraq. It would be a wonderful life if everyone on this planet reached a consciousness level where war no longer existed, but we are not yet there. What is the answer in these situations? Did our president make a mistake or did he make a good decision? Normally I would not request guidance in this area, but I feel it is a crucial time in our world and its spiritual progress and all this hate is hurting everyone especially our country. We need some divine guidance. Can you help, please?
HAM: Do not be afraid, my daughter. The course of this war is uncertain, but the outcome is not. The Master’s religion, faulty as it is, flawed as it may be, it is still the best hope of mankind. Democracy flawed as it and imperfect, is still the best hope of mankind. There are many angels at work upon your world making certain that neither of these ways of life should be snuffed out by the hatred born of fear. Of course I will not comment on specific political decisions, but I would counsel all people to trust in the wisdom of your democracy. Trust in the wisdom of your fellows and refrain from impugning the motives of your fellows, or your leaders. Trust that your motives are all directed toward the same goals. Allow your friends their own opinions and love them regardless of whether you agree or disagree. All things that seem to be hidden will be made plain and the truth will prevail as always. Trust in this.
Q: Personal message for Norbert?
HAM: Of course, my son. You are doing very well. My son, life can be quite confusing especially when it is very clear that so much is beyond your personal control. Do not fear this feeling of helplessness, embrace it instead and learn to be at peace with things as they are as you strive to find ever greater levels of personal spiritual fulfillment. Seek first the kingdom of heaven then all else necessary will be added unto you.
HAM: Of course, my daughter, you are doing well. Find comfort in the Master’s arms when you are confused or worried. Seek the Comforter instead of seeking somehow to comfort yourself. Let the Master hold you and really practice being His child. Let everything else fall away as you become more immersed in His loving protection. You have within you infinite potential. The way to allow this potential to actualize comes only through seeking the spirit and surrendering to his love. You will have all you need my dear. Be at peace as you make your way forward. Trust love. Accept. This is your path.
HAM: My love and prayers go with you each.