Woods Cross #694
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Self-Esteem
o 1.2 Group: Woods Cross TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Abraham
o 2.2 TR: Nina
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Opening
o 3.2 Lesson
o 3.3 Closing
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
ABRAHAM: I am ABRAHAM. Greetings. I am always made to smile when we can gather. I appreciate your sense of humor and ability to stay open to various topics. I learn something from each one of you that helps me in my functions as a personality and as a teacher. It is a blessing that you can also have your fellowship with one another and the learning experiences therein. It is easier to talk with those you see before your eyes than those you must see only with your faith. However, to have this balanced fellowship does help us in overcoming life’s obstacles and also appreciating the challenges.
ABRAHAM: I am made aware of the mortal difficulty of today in finding the fine line between positive self-esteem and the power of the animal ego. Traditional religions have taught us that humility and self-sacrifice were the ways into Heaven. We can see the imbalance in this as almost disrespecting the mortal housing and deflating healthy self-esteem. On the other hand, we have the inner drive to survive and conquer our fears and obstacles, competing with the animal ego that desires superiority.
Father wants us to know that we are loved, but not the ‘chosen few.’ We are in the family of God, but not at the head of the table. We have assigned tasks to follow through as mortals living a spiritual life, but are not given super powers. It is important that you have self-respect and honor yourself as a child of God. Unhealthy esteem or no self-esteem, leads to self-punishment and that closes or hides the doorway to higher mindedness. Jesus taught self-forgetfulness. He did not mean to punish yourself into spiritual submission, no. He meant that we are a part of a huge network and have abilities to help one another to find balance and joy.
It would be obvious by now to you, if you do not think of yourself as an equal child of God, none of your fellows will either. On the other end of that scale of esteem is having too much pride or superiority, as far as your mortal fellows go. To allow the ego to put itself on a pedestal is to isolate yourself. That can really spoil the true personality of one and repel others from fellowship. They say it is lonely at the top. Those that experience this have isolated themselves from their brothers and sisters. Life is empty without friendship and in this you can forego possibly fifty percent of your mortal lessons. We learn so much from each other.
ABRAHAM: This week I would ask you to ponder this scale and find out where you are at and where you would like to be. For those on the low side of self-esteem, question your faith in your son or daughter-ship. As Father’s child, where do your faith levels lie? How do you treat yourself and how do others also follow your example?
In the months to come we are going to need to see some significant changes in our own personal growth. We cannot worry what the world thinks about that. We have our tasks set before us and we must fully realize what we most wanted for our spiritual education will indeed happen. That is all for this evening. I am with abiding love for you each. Mary sends her regards. Until next time, Shalom.