Woods Cross #725
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Negativity
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 Lesson
o 3.2 Closing
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
Teacher: Abraham, Mary
ABRAHAM: I am ABRAHAM. Greetings. To be gathered with you, my family makes me hopeful, hopeful for new changes in the world, new changes in the hearts of man. I am a bit concerned about the masses of individuals that are turning not only away from God, but toward something evil. It is obvious that many have lost hope and only care about what their eyes can see and their ego can gain. It definitely is a trend and believe me, if you call upon evil, it will answer.
It is sad that churches have made the masses feel disconnected from the One God. It seems those who choose not to believe in a higher power will have an easier life, where they can make mistakes and then gloat about it. It is difficult to come upon these negative individuals and try to stay on Father’s path. The negativity of the individual pulls you into what would seem to be an easier life filled with criticism and judgment toward mankind. It is important that we develop our spiritual muscles to not only maintain our faith, but call out the negative individual.
MARY: I am MARY. Greetings friends. Abraham has reminded me of a situation I was in when working as a nursemaid to the sick. I had a co-worker named Johanna and she was supposedly down in the trenches with me doing her best so that she could be seen in a good light by her fellows. She helped others to really help herself and I can tell you, she complained non-stop about every little thing.
Her negativity drew me in and I began to gossip and have judgment on others, which I can say in a moment your ego feels lifted, as if you are better than everyone else. I could tell that my internal feelings were definitely disrupted with this negativity and ego boosting definitely went against the grain of my beliefs. I literally felt it. Once I would meet up with Johanna and start in with the gossip and negativity it was difficult to pull out of that. When I would go home at night I would still carry that negativity with me and the more I did, the further away I felt from Father.
When I realized what was occurring, I told Johanna to tell her negative thoughts to someone else because she was hurting my spirit. She was angry, of course and we had words. I felt sad for this separation but glad in a way, my mind could begin again to focus on the right path, meaning to attend to the sick because they are our brothers and sisters and to spread the good word that the bad doesn’t last, good will come again.
A few days after my words with Johanna she came to me and said, “you are right, Mary, I am low in spirit and have excess ego difficulties. Can you help me?” We both cried and hugged and I said I would tell you the Master has told me—it would be most beneficial if you could sit in stillness and attempt to feel the Father’s presence. We will go listen to the Master’s teachings and take them in as a part of who we are.
I told Johanna that I am far from perfect and still learning and we can learn together how to create light instead of only seeing bad, always speaking of negative events and having judgmental attitude. As time went by Johanna and I had become very good friends and her attitude was lightened and she wore a smile most of the time. She began to genuinely care about her job as a nursemaid. She began to better care for the patients. She told me she felt growth, she felt happiness. She felt the love of God and the Master and wanted to do good just for them. The love was so great that it was transforming.
So, our lesson tonight is mostly about being cautious of going down a negative path. Also, it is important to say kind words to turn an individual within to where the God resides. It is important to allow individuals to know that you are not perfect and are still a learning child of God and that we will all learn together. We can bring up positive thoughts for the day.
I am so honored to know you each and your blessed personalities lead me to believe you have no problem in getting close to the hearts of those you know and creating light. There is a dark trend out there. Those that you know following that path—attempt to shed positive light and that whomever they are seeking from the side of evil is not who they really want. Those that are on a dark path really seek the true God of freedom, of unconditional love and some individuals do not believe that exists.
Know that you each are surrounded by a light that touches others wherever you go, touches your children, parents, grocery store clerks, co-workers, friends and neighbors. You have made a commitment long ago and our assignments are full-on. We are somewhat battling the darkness. We are hoping individuals will see the difference as Johanna did. In the light it feels so much better in your mind, in your body, in your spirit, in your attitude—the light feels so much better.
MARY: That is all for this evening. Next time we meet we will have questions and more interaction if that is acceptable. With that, Abraham and myself, take our leave, sending you with unending love, joy and peace. Shalom.