• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Spiritual Receptivity
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
Topic: Spiritual Receptivity
Group: Nashville TeaM
HAM: Greetings children, I am Ham and again I am happy having this opportunity to speak with you.
HAM: As you each make progress in the spirit, each one of you undergoes an increase in spiritual sensitivity and this gives you a window into higher spiritual realms where your morontia mind is always in touch with God’s spirit. Gradually it is dawning upon you that you are loved and cherished beyond your human understanding.
Humanly you can increasingly receive this divine affection by your faith but also through your spiritual senses. It is only possible to receive this love as a child. To receive the divine affection requires accepting your child status and this acceptance requires some releasing of the old adult poses that seem to be something safe but instead creates a barrier between your soul and God’s spirit.
To find the pure childlike faith and innocence that brings wonder and this inexpressible joy that soul feels in response to beauty and goodness and truth, this requires letting go of the things that keep you from it. How wonderful it is to be the children of the Master and Mother Spirit, the perfect parents who watch over you with tender care even while creating, upholding and administering a vast universe. When you begin to realize how close your real parents are you will come to be ever more fully blessed for you will feel yourself so blessed in all that you do.
Fear first begins to abate and as you abandon your old fears, love and joy and gratitude gradually take over. The joy found in being at home in this universe and discovering your place in this world is truly overwhelming. Joy in the spirit will encompass your souls and fear will be eventually abandoned even before you leave behind these bodies of animal nature where fear originates.
This world within this vast creation was made to be your home. You are not orphaned. You are not tossed upon a hostile shore. This world was meant for you. Rejoice then in its goodness.
Your eternal life has begun. There is no end to your existence. Realize that you are welcomed fully into the great universe of existence, but you are also welcomed into the invisible fraternity of believers, those who have knowledge and spiritual experience enough to be certain of about God and your place in His universe. Let this certainty bring joy. Let this joy bring peace and contentment.
In all things, my children, you are finding the way of the spirit to be the only way forward. The pursuits of self lead nowhere and the indulgence of selfish desires leads not to everlasting contentment but rather toward ruinous self-destruction instead. Truly you were called to lay down your lives, to abandon the life of self and to accept the selfless calling of higher purpose.
Fear not and you will find joy, peace and contentment will gradually ease away the temptation of fear and the temptation of selfishness. Let your hearts be filled with the pure joy of a child. Release the burden of carrying the old patched together self, a composite of what you want to be or think you should be. Simply be and be loved as a child is loved and a child accepts his place. Rejoice my children you are all doing well.
Q: Can I have a message please Ham?
HAM: : Yes my son, all is well. In all things you are doing well. You are coming into a better balance that is not so strained. You are finding joy in fits and starts. Follow this. Examine it. Gradually release your burden and let go of self as you pick up your new life. Don’t be worried and don’t keep going back to examine the past. Let each day begin anew. Allow yourself to change and release your fear of change as you do this. Have peace, my son, you do well.
Q: Ham I would appreciate your counsel.
HAM: : Yes my son, you are doing well. You’re making spiritual progress in fits and starts, but this is as it should be. Soon you will find you will have better traction and a better way to set your feet as you move forward. Continue to examine your heart and to make firm moral choices as you move forward. Your way seems at times to be beset with confusion and ambiguity where you wish there was clarity and strength, moral strength.
As you grow in the spirit and learn to release the cause of self you will find happiness in abundance, contentment and joy. The life of the spirit will come to replace the life of the self. Let this occur gradually by releasing the old and praying with faith for your soul and its greater purpose. Don’t fear my son you will have all you need. Be at peace.
HAM: : Yes my daughter, continue to uphold righteousness even as you rejoice as a child in the spiritual goodness of your Father’s universe. Allow this joy to well up within you and rejoice and be glad to be reborn in the spirit and to know the truth of the deliverance of childlike faith. Be at peace my friend, you do well.
HAM: : My son, you do well. You are releasing the old fears and anxieties and are coming to a more mature and complete acceptance of yourself. Your joy in the spirit wells up within you and is renewed daily. The beauty of life is entering your soul and balancing the barren harshness of the past. Give thanks then and be at peace for truly you are showing the way to others as you continue on your journey.
Q: Anything for PZ?
HAM: : Yes. You must remember that you are not alone in your struggles. To feel alone at times is human but gradually you will come to know the truth and the truth will set you free from loneliness. Rejoice my daughter you have eternity before you. Be at peace. All is well.
Q: Message for me?
HAM: : Of course my daughter, you are doing well. The Master has beckoned and you have followed. This is the beginning of your truly coming to know him and in this knowledge coming to know yourself as well. Don’t worry about the future for the future will care for itself. Draw closer to the Master each day in prayer and have full faith and confidence in his care for you. Have faith my daughter you way is opening and door the Master has opened in your soul shall never be closed. Rejoice then and be glad.
HAM: My children go in peace. Let not your hearts be troubled neither let them be afraid. Hold fast to your faith in times of struggle and in times of ease as well. Find hope my children. Allow yourselves sublime hope at all times. That is all. Until next week my love and prayers go with you each. Farewell.