1999-03-30-Choose the Highest Path
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Choose the Highest Path
o 1.2 Group: Tallahassee TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Will
o 2.2 TR: Unknown
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Lesson
o 3.2 Note
Topic: Choose the Highest Path
Group: Tallahassee TeaM
WILL: It is inescapable that life has it’s ups and downs. The grand variety of the universe is expressed on the disorganized planets largely in the guise of chance. We realize that this is a source of frequent frustration for you who are attempting validly to organize your lives and grapple with the circumstances of life and in an attempt to hammer out a viable form of spiritual understanding and progress. Yet, I think I can assure you that, in many respects, if you were to be transported to one of the more advanced planets, you would find it to be a chafing experience. True, things are more organized, more reliable, as certain as things on the material planet can be, and it is a consistently better situation for the people as a whole as regards their personal spiritual developments, but I think I can safely say that you would be bored there.
For, though those planets are well ordered and productive, there is a vitality to a planet like yours that is largely lost through the very process of settlement. This is not to diminish the rewards consequent upon such developments, but when we look upon the product of those planets compared with the product of , say, a backward and brutal planet such as this is , we find that the people who have graduated from those systems are not as hardy, not as tough minded, not as reliable as you people are proving yourselves to be. Therefore we say , you are the lucky ones. If it were possible to reproduce the personality qualities you people carry forward into eternity, then people like you would be in demand throughout out the universe. You are the lucky ones.
You people arrive on the Mansion Worlds with plenty of sharp edges and alot of hard bark upon you. That is good. It gives you a certain kind of advantage. I am forbidden to reveal the consequence. It will suffice to say that it gives you a kind of advantage [ dog howls loudly] [ laughter] . Here is a fine example of what I am talking about. A peculiar spark of tenacity and disrespect has, as we have described in the past, its upside in the positive side of the qualities which you find so troublesome in your lives are the very qualities that will serve you in your transit across eternity. You are the lucky ones.
There fore we can say to you, as a general instruction, have faith, walk forward boldly. You are far more capable than you give yourselves credit for. You spend far too much time agonizing over mistakes and the possibility of mistakes.
What is a mistake in the service of God? Each of you must be in full the person whom you were born to be. If you but have faith in the Father above, the Adjuster within and your fellows with out then you will achieve the full measure which the Heavenly Father intended before you even came into existence. Have faith, you will not go wrong so long as you listen and think and observe the respectful opinions of your brothers and sisters. You will not go wrong .
It matters not whether the world showers you with gold and jewels or reviles you as a meddlesome troublemaker and a gadfly to all things which they consider important. True, it is seen that the middle road is the preferred in all but one area- the middle will never serve you as the path to spiritual progress. We exhort you. All choose the higher path, the rarified path, the path with no marks upon it, the path with heart. Your faith will guide you. That is all I have to say. Few persons live up to the faith they really have. Unreasoned fear is a master intellectual fraud practiced upon the evolving mortal soul. Page 556 [UB 48:7.4]