2006-09-25. Many Issues To Ponder -Part 2
Woods Cross #567
Topic: Many Issues To Ponder
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
ABRAHAM: I am Abraham. Greetings. I am finding your new ideas for keeping your minds spiritually focused at our meeting time very wise indeed. In this fast paced world sometimes we must squeeze the most out of every minute. Your intentions are honorable and for that I thank you. Every day you take those small pearls of wisdom out into the world and try to make a difference. I am made glad to know that you are seeking wisdom and focus from something that you know is to be tried and true. We are grateful you are not standing upon wish fulfillment, which brings us to last week’s topic on surrender.
Surrender is not simply doing nothing. Sometimes it is a grueling effort to forego what outcome you would wish for and allow Father His space. Surrender in our definition is not the same as mans. Surrender is not weak or lying down to be overtaken. Surrender is stillness and faith. We need not be limited by our own capacity for wisdom. We have access to the eternal ages of wisdom. Surrender is empowerment to see various possibilities and find courage to take steps toward actual solutions. Surrendering is more of a mental cleansing. It is rest from the exhaustion from inner struggle. It is hope that you have help always. It is the assurance that you are not alone and it is a rescue, so to speak, from erroneous thinking.
With each generation there are drastic changes and we, as Mission participants, have to be able to see long distances. We are going to require a great capacity to accept the abnormal. Surrendering our own wishful thinking will help to usher in higher thought, more understanding of the past and encouragement for the future. Mother Spirit is quite knowledgeable of the most progressive way to welcome surrender. As we recreate the definition in our minds, let us request Her input. This evening I thought I would take questions if there are any.
Simon: Yes, I have so many questions on my mind. If you could sift through those and answer the highest level, as you usually do. I am just grateful to be part of the Mission.
ABRAHAM: Certainly Simon, is there more?
Simon: The pearls of wisdom seem to be flowing and sometimes there is some negativity in there that I just want to squelch. There is some pain in my body that I am fighting.
ABRAHAM: Certainly. I am not seeing your physical pain in connection with any particular pearls of wisdom. I am seeing you at a stage of decision making where there is a need for maturity. I realize that at times there is still a great amount of fear within your thought process. I would recommend that you risk making those decisions you have so long put off and find out for yourself that these things are not so bad and actually they are leading toward a more spiritual life. Is this helping?
Simon: Yes, thank you.
Harrison: Abraham, in Urantia Book there is a section where Ganid talks about other religions of the world and I saw in that the good things about those religions was emphasized, but nothing about the Muslim religion. I wonder if you could comment on that. It just struck me as odd, given the situation today with the Muslins.
ABRAHAM: The Muslim religion was not pointed out specifically, but there were some truths that were contained therein. I realize that at one time the Muslim religion was in a more pure form. Over the years man has had too much liberty with the changing of its true practice. It is not what it once was. The Urantia Book at the time it was presented touched upon those religions that were somewhat well-known for that day and age. The Urantia Papers would never mean to exclude anybody. Neither would it endorse anything that was harmful. Our Father is no respecter of persons and He knows many people cannot escape their tradition. There are individuals however that will be forceful in truth and this will bring a slow awakening. Unfortunately great negativity will occur before positive things can be felt. Is this helping, Harrison?
Harrison: Yes, thank you.
Miriam: I’ve been reading the Urantia Book recently where Gabriel and Michael were chatting about what He was going to do when He came down for His bestowal thing. Gabriel said you can take care of the Lucifer thing and the Spirit of Truth. Now this is just my impression. When Michael got down here and lived His life as Jesus, He followed His Father’s will and lived it a little bit different than what was planned. That just blows me away how powerful it is and possible for all of us to seek Father’s will. Jesus lived the human experience reaching for Father. That just seemed pretty profound to me. Am I off the wall here?
ABRAHAM: No, I understand. Even the most elaborate planning will need some revisions. All was dependent upon the will of Father. Part of Michael’s gaining sovereignty over Nebadon met with the terms of eradicating the Lucifer rebellion. Michael could have worked in other arenas as far as the Rebellion was concerned, but it was acceptable to take care of that business while Michael was here on His mortal bestowal. The Lucifer Rebellion was taken care of before the pouring out of the Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of Truth was to replace Jesus’ presence and allow each man, woman and child, a chance to know Michael personally. Again, this was helpful in establishing the Kingdom of God here on earth. It helped to put spiritual potentials into actuals and subdue some of the fear from the erroneous thinking from that day and age. Yes, overall, what a marvelous plan. I am in agreement.
Miriam: Thank you Abraham. Can I ask a quick follow up—so the Lucifer thing was settled before. The Lucifer thing that happened a few years ago, where it said that he was no more because they made their final decision, is not a cause and effect thing? It just rolled out like it was supposed to? Is that it in a nutshell?
ABRAHAM: Somewhat. The last event was the adjudication of the Lucifer Rebellion. The Ancients of Days sat in judgment of Lucifer and offered him a plea to redeem himself, but he was to have none of it. He was to continue on saving himself and feeling remorse over nothing. So you could say that Michael’s bestowal captured and held him, and the most recent event had judged and sentenced him. Does this help?
Miriam: Yes. Thank you.
Tectra: I understand that all these things on this planet will work out with evolution over time, but can you speak to what is going on with the extreme polarization of ideas around the globe? The terrorist thing, you could go on and on how it is really creating a fearful and judgmental attitude with lots of people. Can you elaborate on the polarization of ideas?
ABRAHAM: Certainly. A while back we had discussed individuals needing to make a decision concerning spirituality. There is the pressure from those On High to bring this awareness to the masses and of course, in man’s own way, he turns it into some form of materialism. There are extreme opinions of this day because there are extreme measures. There are inhumane acts that continue to plague a great deal of so-called civilized society. This is an era for the need of self-mastery more than ever. Man has such a hunger for power and those things that bring him this power. The associates of Light and Life are attempting to reach individuals on a spiritual note and many of the world’s peoples are solely concerned with survival, everyday survival is the most that many can find energy for. The extreme thoughts of today are really no different than those of any other day and generation. You are correct in that it is evolution. The most that we can each do for this time is to live purposefully as individuals, who are in favor of Father’s ultimate good. Is this helping?
Tectra: Yes. Thank you.
Sarauna: (Inaudible.) Physical ills connected with spiritual disconnect?
ABRAHAM: I see your health as not being anything out of the ordinary. Many of these things are to happen anyway. The spiritual disconnection is not as bad as you think. You have been a bit too busy at times and are sometimes afraid of the quiet. It is all understandable and building muscles for a more spiritual balanced life. You do wonderful things for people every day. Remember to keep yourself on that list as well. Have not worry. There are assignments every day that Father gives to you to keep you well balanced in all ways.
With that I shall take my leave. I am so honored to be among you as a friend and co-worker. You each are truly unique and wonderful. My love is ever growing for you each. Until next time, shalom.