2007-03-19-Patience & Experience
Woods Cross #582
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Patience & Experience
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
Topic: Patience & Experience
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
I am ABRAHAM. Greetings. I am wondering if you each realize your link to the cosmic mind as you sit here in your willingness and faith. You make this happen. We are all one and nothing can contend with that force of One.
I realize each day in the flesh is sometimes unbearable. Many times we feel we are alone in our endeavors. When you can feel that connection with Father, you realize you are not alone but a part of that force of One. How we are each loved and cherished is indescribable. You have to learn to feel it on your own. No one can bestow it upon you. It is through your experience, willingness and faith that show you the heart and mind of our First Source and Center.
It is understandable that impatience can be your master. It is frustrating to have knowledge, but not worth much without experience. You can know of things to come. You can prepare your mind, but you cannot make sense of it until you have first hand experience. We understand the birth of Jesus and His resurrection. How much more meaningful is it when we know the entire story? It is the same with your own life. You can believe that life is predictable and holds no more surprises and that you know everything. Certainly experience is not going to be as valuable in your mind.
I was a professor of impatience. It was my goal to have as much material possession as I could. It was my goal to have power over individuals. Every day was an opportunity for me to breed fear, to feed my appetite for power. When things did not seem to be going my way, you can believe that hell was about to rain down upon those involved. Machiventa taught me the real value of knowing the one God. I was with the belief I needed to please the many gods. My mentor showed me that I was part of the force of One and that changed my outlook completely. I had this new knowledge, but I had not yet understood the skills I needed to change my habits.
It was difficult for me to look upon a servant and believe he deserved the same respect, that he was even in the league with the force of One. It was the same unfortunately with those females I was involved with. Before my awakening I saw them as expendable. As long as I received what I wanted there was peace. As soon as a woman spoke her mind to me she was punished. That I deeply regret. However, towards the end of my life I developed wonderful relationships with my female counterparts. I developed a great deal of admiration and respect for them. With time and experience
I saw their value. I learned of their personalized skills and came to believe that they were also at one with myself in the Kingdom of God.Machiventa taught me that there is no hurry, for we are at the beginning of our spiritual careers. We will pick up on the other side where we leave off here. Every moment is a gift. You never know it all. You cannot predict what is coming. You have not been there, done that. To limit your life by seeing life as redundant is dampening to your soul. There is joy to be had in all experience. There is value and we must learn that patience is the key to unlocking the door to adventure.
Look at the Master, day after day woodworking in His father’s shop. Time and time again, repeating “my hour has not yet come.” He did not force it. His focus was on His work. He had a family to prepare for His departure. He had money to earn to provide for His family until they could begin to earn their own wages to live. This shows that He was so about the Father’s business. He was not jumping into the world, ready to show Himself as a Creator Son. All went according to plan. The Master, even though He was a Creator Son, He was still mortal and felt every feeling, put His awareness into every experience and handled everything with the guidance of His Father in Heaven. Yes.
Your culture is about to celebrate the resurrection of the Master. Many focus on His horrible death. Many focus on the pain. Many are stuck with that old belief that ‘because Christ died for me, I owe Him.’ How sad. That is NOT what the Master wanted. As this event comes upon you, let us focus on the release of the Spirit of Truth and allow our own spirits to be washed clean and set free. We owe Him nothing and yet, as we grow to love Him, we would give all.
This week let us be with the eyes of a child. The world is new and every day is not some series of predictable events but a door open wide to adventure. How are we to gain patience and dwell in what seems to be such monotony? Let us spend time with the Master in that woodshop. Mary and I are with ever growing love for each one of you. She will be with us next week. Until then we bid you shalom.