Behold Something of Beauty

Asheville, NC, US of A, October 13, 2019.
Trinity Teacher: Uteah.
Subject: “Behold Something of Beauty.”

Message received by Chris Maurus.

Teacher Uteah: “There is a saying on your world that “Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder.” While this is certainly a valid philosophic euphemism of individual choice, it does require that you actually take the time to ‘behold’ something of beauty. The minds of Urantians are often busy with the mundane experiences of their labors and filled with the shocking news of how cruel their world is and the perplexing behaviors of people who cause suffering for themselves and others. If you were to chart how much time you spend in an average week beholding something beautiful, you would be shocked to discover how poor in spirit you really are. Beauty can disarm even the most aggressive behavior and inspire creative genius. When you make more time for beholding the beauty of your world, instead of the ugliness, you will discover that you want more of this in your life and you will want to share it with others.

“Charting a course to an enlightened world — a world at peace — a world moving toward Light and Life, requires that you see and seek more beauty in your waking moments. Things that are beautiful reveal the divine pattern — the Master Architect, and when beholding such things, your mind connects to the vibration of that divine pattern. Think about those times where you may have been in a pristine place in nature — untouched by human civilization. How did you feel being there? Did you feel peace? Did you find your spirit elevated? Did your mind soak up and behold this beauty in memory, and did it leave an imprint on your soul? Do you have a desire to see and feel that connection with nature again?

“When you are in connection with the divine pattern of beauty, something happens at the core of your being — there is a drawing power — it moves you to a place where you subconsciously recognize that you have a desire to achieve a more perfected state — like the pattern you are beholding and experiencing. The beauty of nature, art, literature, music, dance, architecture — these are all forms of divine pattern, and to immerse yourself in these things, you begin to assimilate and reflect the divine pattern in your personality, your thoughts, and ultimately in your actions — the beauty you create in and around your world.

“Beauty connects individuals that are separated by differences in culture and conditioning — all human minds recognize the divine pattern at various levels of awareness, and the more aware you are of it, the more do you and others find the common ground of your humanness. Two musicians on opposite sides of the planet can come together and find beauty and joy in each others’ love for music and when these two individuals are focused on the divine pattern inherent in music, the cultural differences quickly fade and may even become something to celebrate as having added diversity to the divine pattern of music.

“This idea of using beauty as a bridge to peace and brotherhood is something that can be useful in finding ways to a peaceful co-existence. As above, so below. When you ascend to the higher worlds you will find that they are exquisitely adorned by beauty, for beauty and divine pattern are everywhere in the Grand Universe. This immersion in beauty perpetuates the assimilation of god-likeness — its drawing power (spirit gravity) pulls you toward your destiny — to stand in Finality of relative perfection before the Universal Father on Paradise.

“Can you find something beautiful in your day today and recognize the divine pattern? See if you can ‘behold it’ and make note of how it makes you feel? How many of these moments can you gather? I challenge you — these are the moments that go with you into eternity!

“Be beautiful,
“I AM Uteah.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“The giving of self, the illumination of truth, and the relief of suffering
are the noblest paths to higher consciousness.” – Teacher Ophelius, 2009. 11:11 Store

The Road to Perfection

Urantia, September 22, 2019.
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “The Road to Perfection.”

Message received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “You have this secret desire to become an unblocked channel for spirit. Do you have any idea what it entails to become totally unblocked? This is the purest most sincere way of living in your world without any hidden agendas. Become more aware of the slightest negative thoughts dwelling up in your mind. Develop an awareness of your behavior, speech and actions.

“To get straight to the point: it is becoming selfless to be living in total conscious awareness, and to be able to consistently discern the soul-needs of others. This has been attained only once in the long history of your planet by your Master Jesus, who attained full freedom in His spirit as He became aware of His divinity while yet in the flesh.

“It is this training in self-discipline to overcome all creature tendencies, of which self-indulgence, impatience, jealousy, fear, anger, resentment and unforgiveness, are the greatest spirit poisons, all acting as channel blockers.

“Self-discipline will bring a state of living in love, joy and compassion and a discerning understanding towards all, to be patient at all times. When you are impatient, even for a moment, which is a vexation to your spirit, do momentarily return to the Silence and regain inner calm, which will reflect in outer composure.

“Surely, this is the road to perfection, requiring the severest of self-discipline, and at the same time it will bring the greatest freedom from all pretense.

“God sees as no man can see, and therefore know your innermost desires. My advice to you is to live closer to Me, so I can lead you step by tiny step to attain those desires, even those desires you are not yet aware, which also live in your heart.

“This is the quest and the command of the ages, to become perfect, even as the Father in Heaven is perfect.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
I Am the Satisfaction of Your Soul — The Beloved One. 11:11 Store

Moments of Enlightenment

Alabama, US of A, May 15, 2013.
Teacher: Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “Moments of Enlightenment.”

Message received by Oscar.

Thought Adjuster: “Your intent to be better is what promotes spiritual growth during your lifetime. This intent motivates your mind to tune in and discover higher truths, creating a life of growth in which you will continuously perfect yourself. On many occasions when these truths become clear to your mind and your heart, you will experience a moment of enlightenment that make you feel inspired and in some kind of ecstasy for a few days. Then, once you have accustomed yourself to these truths and the impact of the received revelation vanishes, you feel like you have lost that edge and everything goes back to normal.

“However, once you understand these truths and you have incorporated a value or a meaning to your experience, they always remain a part of your being. The fact that you get used to something new does not mean that it lost its value as a motivation factor or as a wisdom resource. It is desirable for human beings to experience these moments of discovery and to then return to their normal functioning mode so they can continue to learn and progress in spirit.

“Your spiritual growth can be considered to be an exploration journey. During your lifetime and from time to time, you will reach the peak of a mountain and a beautiful landscape is then displayed in front of you – a more complete vision of reality. You will enjoy that new view ‘from sometime’ but you know that soon you will adapt to the place where you are and the things that seem extraordinary today will be considered normal and commonplace tomorrow. It is then when you will be ready to explore again, to continue searching and to function with all your capacities, when the initial amazement has dissipated and you start to feel that familiar desire to keep going forward and to know more.

“Your journey of spiritual growth is filled with many such summits, many achievements in which your understanding of reality grows, but it is an eternal journey of limitless growth. Therefore, it is not productive to linger in your amazement and delight at any point on the path. Human personalities have been endowed with an infinite capacity for adaptation. Soon, this personality of yours that today manifests in such a limited way – so very human – will have discovered and achieved levels of understanding about the universe and the Father that today you are not even capable of fathoming. And, sometime later this personality, filled with divine wisdom, will discover that there are still things to learn, continuing the infinite journey of progress as an original expression of God.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Faith is just curiosity tinged with hope — Thought Adjuster. 11:11 Store

Engineering – a Serious Responsibility

Illawarra District, Australia, October 10, 2019.
Midwayer Mathew: (greetings not recorded).
Teacher Samuel of Panoptia: (greetings also not recorded).
Subject: “Engineering – a Serious Responsibility.”

Message received by George Barnard.

Mathew: “You asked for me as a matter of procedure and yes, I’m a lot more often available to you both than are your regular Teachers and even your long-time Midwayer Friends. Clearly, outside of the now-common Midwayer tasks are both, the Damascus Scribe and Samuel of Panoptia. Samuel is right now ‘on the line’, as it’s called.”

Teacher Samuel: “Engineering is a profession of much public responsibility. Imagine you are an engineer and you are to design a bridge or a high-rise office block. The responsibility lies with you in the very first place that the design is sound and, thereafter, that construction makes use of the best materials available. If not properly done, cars may be seen to fall into a river, office workers may be crushed under broken concrete. It is rather a trustworthiness in the engineer everyone is looking for and counting on. So it was with my effort of making an all-round meal out of one special fruit.

“Did I, or we, manage that? No, not completely. Between the Life Carriers and I we failed to ‘load’ any appreciable content of protein into the fruit – a most difficult assignment, I’ll have you know, but we did one thing right. For every step of the way, I proposed to include certain new properties into the mix and then I waited until I heard from the celestial Designers that such was proper and safe. This is not now happening with what you call ‘a film of good-tasting strawberry flavor build around a tasteless chunk of white turnip center’. It may well be that. And, it may herald the disappearance of the natural and organic fruit you once knew and propagated.

“Do not make the mistake of ‘minimising’ my life’s work and successes, but they are only such because I was careful not to move ahead of myself. Seriously, if the local, original plant was to have taken on features of my painfully-slowly engineered fruit, it would only be a plus for birds, mammals and insects that lived on them. The fruit would still be safe. That claim cannot be made for the diverse groups of vegetables and fruits on Urantia that are being so hap-hazardly re-engineered.

“Another matter that I am meant to mention here and now is that if you are allowed to modify food sources in this unrestrained way, you may well end up with merely the rogue end result of your meddling. And, yes, that rogue species and no other. There’s nothing new under the sun, indeed, under any suns and the modification of all aspects of nature and creature is a favored pastime.

“It leaves me here with just one thing to warn you about. Due to your oft-interrupted evolutionary path – a record far beyond what you are allowed to either know or understand here and at this time – the Urantia human’s physical body’s strength is hardly something ‘to write home about’ to any universe center. Other human species are generally much, much stronger than you and rogue species of plants and fruits will likely become detrimential to your health and your longevity as some now already are.

“This is Samuel of Panoptia, your friendly Horticulturist and Teacher.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
My Gift to you is for you to be of service to Me — Christ Michael. 11:11 Store

Its Rightful Place and Destiny

Urantia, October 6, 2019.
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “Its Rightful Place and Destiny.”

Message Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Understanding and insight can only come through experiencing life. One needs to live in the greatest possible conscious awareness to understand why life unfolds in the way it does.

“Not all things are equal, for there are many levels of understanding, honesty and sincerity on your planet, whilst the decree from Heaven went out for you to be perfect.

“Ask yourself: ‘Am I honestly doing the will of God or am I bending God’s will to my will?’ There are many levels, yet honesty is always the same. As long as any matter or circumstance causes discord in your life, then there is an imbalance which needs to be corrected and restored.

“Do you wish to unwittingly or unknowingly be carried on the winds of change or chance, or do you desire to anchor yourself in the power of the almighty God? I know that this is a deep question, which warrants some careful scrutiny, honesty and soul-searching on your part.

“The answer to this question can be applied to all areas of your life, especially your thought-processes. It has everything to do with your trust and faith in God and in His loving over-care.

“Discord and turmoil happen everywhere and these have their root-courses in the hearts and minds of the free-will creatures of the planet. If the will of God would permeate in the hearts, souls and minds of the mortals here, the planet would look, feel and be totally different. Even the wild beast would sense this harmonious and balanced calm.

“If only ten percent of the total population would wholeheartedly and honestly try to do the will of God, an unknown equilibrium would ensue, to act like rising yeast in rising bread, and like a delicate perfume from an exotic flower permeate the planet.

“Humanity would experience health-restoring balance, and joy would rise up to the Maker of all things, as people everywhere would start to wake up this goodness and appreciate the gift of life.

“Finally this planet could move into its rightful place, instead of being a festering sore among her sister planets and regain her destiny of becoming a planet settled in Light and Life.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
I Am the Satisfaction of Your Soul — The Beloved One. 11:11 Store