2005-01-23-Moving Forward From Here
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Moving Forward From Here
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 Closing
Topic: Moving Forward From Here
Group: Nashville TeaM
HAM: Greetings, children, I am Ham and I am glad to have this time with you this evening. This time is one in which you are each growing and taking steps which lead into areas of growth and times of instability, but your direction is constant and secure. You have each made decisions affecting direction, but you are wholly unconscious of the great unconscious growth and work taking place within you. Even during sleep, your decisions and your conscious awareness of unconscious development gives you strength and resolve of purpose. Each of you may feel periods of depression, periods of unsettling disturbances within, but you must know that through this process you are being prepared for future work.
HAM: Each of you is learning to release old feelings, wounds, and scars of the past and instead you are learning new ways to accept your deepest emotions and to be unified from your depths to your heights for always is the soul struggling for unity. Once you have that unity, you less apt to be shaken by external events and ever more apt to remain steadfast in the face of those swirling uncertainties that surround you every day.
As you accept the tasks and the burdens the Master places in your hands, never does he leave you alone with these things. Always is his spirit connected with yours and his guidance is strong and sure so that you will not be alone in any decision making, you will be upheld rather as you decide your steps together. As you walk forward simply be conscious of grasping the Master’s hand and allowing his voice to speak to your hearts. Do this with full faith and trust as a child trusts in his loving father, just with that simplicity, with that openness.
None of you is alone any more, neither in your consciousness nor in the dark places in your hearts, for now you are embraced, saved, redeemed, and made anew. Take no step backward, rather trust in his guidance as you move forward. Those times when you are frightened or off balance in some way, these are brief experiences that serve only to strengthen you more. Hardship will come, but it will not be so difficult that you cannot overcome it. You will be tempered, you will be made straight in your souls, you will be strengthened, added to, and refashioned into the people God intends you to be. As you accept this process, you accept the path he has laid before you as well.
The Master’s peace will cover your hearts and you will be calm and fully prepared as you tackle each new task so long as you trust and so long as you are willing to be led as a child.
Rejoice then and be at ease. The big decisions are the spiritual ones. The big movement is in the spirit. The light of truth my friends will shine through you and you will be reflections of the master’s love in all you do. Each of you must reflect the Master’s love, but you must also accept his love for yourselves.
You must be unafraid to love yourselves as he loves you. You must be fully open to the Master’s great love in all ways so that you do not think you can bestow the Master’s love without first fully receiving it. You must accept his loving presence within you, and you must accept his help as he begins to remake your inner soul and to lift you into a light more to his liking. His purpose is to make you his human lights, to make you his not his instruments but his children so that when others see you their souls know, there goes a child of God. Let all your fears dissolve in this love.
The way may be rocky, but it is not impossible. Trust my children, trust and then trust some more. When you are despairing, trust. When you are rejoicing, trust. And then rest in perfect peace, for you will have Divine assurance as to your way.
Q: It seems to me in the past few months you have returning to topics presented in the past rather than giving us a lot of new material. Is this a correct perception on my part?
HAM:: Yes. It often is the case that material must be presented many times and received many times before you begin to get a real experiential understanding of my words. You may read the Urantia Book many times, for example, and understand it differently at each reading because you have grown, your awareness has broadened, your comprehension has deepened.
Each step we help you with in the spirit is similar to your previous steps for it is all a process of gradually relinquishing your selfishness and taking up the yoke the Master is placing upon you. Each cycle repeats a similar process as you move from one level to the next, from one level of spiritual cognizance and awareness to one that is broader. So even though your spiritual development increases, the process of going from one step to another is pretty much the same.
Q: Is that how people can come into this process at very different starting levels and each of us gets something out of it?
Q: Jim asked if he might have some of your guidance.
HAM:: Yes my son, of course. You are still in the process of recovering your balance and as you do this you may have many times of off balance days when you feel you can’t continue and yet you must. My son, things will get better. You will find your way forward and it is correct to be focused on yourself, but it also important to get out of yourself as well and to focus on others. You must take steps for your health, of course, but you must also seek the spiritual welfare of others and seek to be a source of divine help for them.
The Master’s words can flow through you as they flow through many human beings. You must be open to allowing this and you must be open to serving Christ Michael in all the little ways he may ask you to serve. Open your heart to him and he will give you what you need and show you where to go.
Q: Do you have anything for Rebecca?
HAM:: Yes, my daughter, do not worry nor let your heart be troubled. You will be given many opportunities. You will be given much to give others. The Master himself has secured you for his cause. He will give you the path to walk in. You, my dear, need only be a child and to walk with grace and dignity in the goodly paths he has prepared. Seek my dear and you will find. Be open to his word and he will give his word for you to speak. Have great faith my children. Both of you will be given your pathways together.
HAM:: Jarad my son, be at peace for you will also have everything needful at this time. Perhaps you will find those lessons of true humility that you seek. Have courage moving forward and do not fail in your gratitude at any point. Rather, rejoice with the Master as you walk in his pathways and as you watch out for my little daughter as well. Rejoice in your love for each other.
Rejoice in your pathway together and rejoice that you were blind and now you see. Let gratitude envelope your mind and soul as you make your way forward in happiness and love. My friends, you are both fulfilling the Master’s wishes for you. Continue to seek humility. Continue to accept each task one by one. You are doing just fine.
Q: Could I have a message please Ham?
HAM:: Certainly my son, you do very well. You are also being led into areas that are new and different. You are being given little tasks the Master would have you perform, little acts of kindness, little steps of encouragement, things like that. Learn to recognize these things and to value the opportunity it affords. Each positive step toward God creates manifestations and reverberations unknown and unseen. But, like the wind, you may see its effects and you must learn to see these signs and to welcome them. Have peace my son, you are doing very well.
Q: Do you have a personal message for Billy Don?
HAM:: Yes. My son, you do well. This is a long process, but you have embarked upon the way. There is no turning back now. There is no changing of your resolve for you have come before Christ in supplication and he has heard your prayers. As you choose him, so does he choose you. As you love him, so he loves you. As you trust him, so does he trust you. My son, you will not have any trouble believing. You will not have any lack of faith.
Recognize that as you accept the Master’s love you accept your place in his world, in his universe. As you dedicate your life to his service, you dedicate everything you are and will be to everything that is good, beautiful and true. All that was is and will be is on your side. Take up your cross then and walk with him. Look not to the right nor to the left, but focus on the path he has set before you. Have peace my son, you are doing just fine.
Q: Do you have a personal message for Catherine?
HAM:: Certainly my daughter, find peace in your soul even while you have the work and the worry of an active life to deal with. Take time to commune with the spirit living within you every day. A daily prayer, an affirmation, something that allows you to release your cares and to accept what the Master would give you. In all things my daughter faith and trust are your touchstones. Have courage my dear, you are doing just fine.
Q: Do you have a personal message for Charlie B?
HAM:: Of course, my son, you do just fine. Have perfect peace. You must learn to relax, to find peace within that carries you forward. Do not feel that you are ever in any way separated from God’s spirit. But, you must always remember that loving God is your first duty and this love will lead you into all of his service. Service does not lead you to his love.
Q: Ham, do you have anything to say that would be helpful to Z?
HAM:: Certainly, my dear. We are old friends and it would please me greatly to be of service to my beautiful daughter. My dear, you may feel separated from God’s spirit, but you are not. You may feel above the need for him, but you are not. Always remember, the Father’s love seeks his broken children. And you are one invited to the wedding feast and yet you feel yourself worthy only of crumbs and so you hesitate to partake of the feast. But my daughter, you are welcomed.
The very heavens rejoice that you should even perceive your welcome. The old God of childhood is giving way now and it is right and good that this menacing figure should die in your consciousness. But it also right and good that you should begin to perceive your true spiritual father reaching for you through the mists of your unconscious mind. He will not leave you, though at times you may feel a separation, this is not a reality. Reach out in sincerity and helplessness and in forgiveness. In this way, you will know the truth. Fear not, you are much stronger than you think you are. And yet, you are also weaker than you think you are as well. Be at ease my dear. All will be well.
Q: Do you have any feedback for me this week Ham?
HAM:: Yes my son, you are always making progress. Remember to be open to those tiny internal prodding’s of the spirit. Old patterns are hard to break and sometimes you can allow yourself to be drawn into a pattern of ease rather than having that openness of spirit that will allow you to alter that pattern. So, be open, my son, open. Life is change. Don’t worry about what should be rather accept what is then take it from there. Find your faith increasing as your contact in the spirit increases. Be at peace in all you do. All is well.
HAM: Very well then, my children, you are all doing very, very well. Have peace, your way will open. Until next week my love and prayers go with you. Farewell.