2010-10-24-Manipulation & Control
Woods Cross #702
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Manipulation & Control
o 1.2 Group: Woods Cross TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Abraham, Mary
o 2.2 TR: Nina
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Opening
o 3.2 Lesson
o 3.3 Closing
Topic: Manipulation & Control
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
Teacher: Abraham, Mary
ABRAHAM: I am ABRAHAM. Greetings. I have always loved this time of year in this region. It is beautiful and powerful. The inter-working of nature shows us a grand design that can produce appreciation or fear. We can sometimes think about Father in the way we would look at the power of nature.
The weather, for example, has a temperament of unknown origins. Your scientists can try to predict what may be in the forecast and even science cannot compete. We can see the external environment as chaos or you can accept that it is ‘doing what it does.’ When the wind blows and we find damage to homes, cars, etc., we can come to understand that the wind is doing what it is supposed to do. Individuals are not victims of seeming poor luck, no. The weather is part of a grand design, not to be manipulated or controlled.
MARY: I am MARY. It is wonderful to be with you again. I also love the fall colors and changing of the seasons. I can appreciate Abraham’s metaphor, so to speak, on the powerful force of nature affecting human beings and the environment. I believe that Abraham is speaking of the power, that influence over individuals and how that can produce fear in mortals who would attempt to have control or not have acceptance for what is.
MARY: I, in my younger years, had my own way of manipulating individuals into helping me get what I wanted or needed. My mind was always at work with some sort of scheme that would help me go and survive day to day. After time these individuals knew my scheming ways and had not trust, so I would again devise new ways to manipulate and control.
I am so appreciative for the transformation Jesus brought. He taught us that Father was indeed a loving Father and yet would not love you so much so as to spoil the soul, but to teach it to grow. Father is a source of power not to be manipulated nor taken lightly. He is like the wind and does what He does for a reason, as part of a grand design.
The Master taught us that we can have fear and attempt to manipulate our spiritual path or we can have acceptance and open eyes that the path comes not without a struggle. When life’s difficulties rain down upon you, do you look up to the sky and ask ‘why me?’ Do you wonder what you have done in this life to deserve such mistreatment? Do we envy others that their life seems so put together?
The Master taught us that Father is an awesome source of power, but that power comes with deep and abiding love and loyalty. Father does not pick you up when you fall. He more gives you instruction how to get up on your own. He is teaching you to move through eternity. He is showing you the way to Him. The education we receive here in mortal living is pertinent to the road we will travel after this life.
We are being taught how to help this age move into a Correcting Time, toward the beginnings of Light and Life. That in itself is an honor, a responsibility, yes. Like the apostles who were mentored by our Master, you also have been given various gifts to use within the world to expand the Correcting Time.
Your skills came from the experiences of hard lessons. You can have fear of that and become entangled in ways to manipulate your will or we can see the path of eternity, that it is what it is. It is defeat, it is victory, it is struggle, but it is building. At some point in your mortal existence you have committed to traversing this path. Accept that it is what it is.
Know that Father is always whispering in your ear how to maneuver forward to Him. Not manipulate, but maneuver. He is a source of power that we cannot even comprehend and can make anything happen. You have to trust Him. You have to allow your faith to expand to the point of acceptance in that life is life, but the Father is the source of all power, all love, trust and loyalty. Honor that.
MARY: At this time Abraham and I recommend you take a few moments to think about the role of a real Father/Parent. The Father is love and compassion, but He is also putting sparks under your feet. He teaches us to go to Him. Have not such mistrust. Look for the opportunities where Father’s power is present and always watching over you. Know that we are indeed humbled by your example of dedication. We hold deep affection for you each. Call on us if you should have need. Our love goes with you. Until next time, Shalom.