Urantia, February 16, 2014. (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “I am leading you Deeper into Yourself.”
Received by Lytske.
The Beloved One: “Let us begin with the topic of listening. This is a most difficult skill to master, as most listening is done superficially. With most people, words seems to go into one ear and out of the other because of their wandering minds. Listening is a skill which can and needs to be cultivated and refined over and over by the one who needs to understand well. It has everything to do with focusing and the level of intent. Outward listening is superficial.
“The reason for this is also a kind of protection because of the cacophony of way too many words on this planet, which are carelessly and thoughtlessly spoken, so the hearer develops a ‘deaf ear’. This can be a subconscious protection of the self from too much noise or control by others.
“Actually, the listening I would bring to your attention, is the inner listening. This listening is even more difficult as it discerns the motive and truth content behind the spoken word. It aims to ‘read between the lines’, so to speak, and ‘feels with the heart’ the words which are not being spoken. In this manner one discerns what lives in the heart of the other person with whom one has the conversation.
“All too often, when someone speaks, the other is already busy formulating an answer in the mind because of wanting to respond before the speaker is finished, and often the speaker gets interrupted by the impatient one, who can’t wait to have a say.
“Listening is a skill that needs to be refined over and over as more wisdom and discernment is gathered. And of course, the ultimate listening skill you develop is by the act of paying full attention to My words. In doing so, it is oh-so-easy to come between us with your own thoughts, pre-conceived opinions and belief-systems, especially when you sincerely doubt whether it is I who speak, or if these thoughts are the ruminations of your own mind. In times to come, you will no longer doubt as you will unmistakably know who it is speaking from within you.
“Now you can ask yourself these questions: ‘Have I been uplifted while being in the presence of my Beloved? Am I feeling loved and is my own love towards others increasing? Am I feeling more secure in myself and have I a calmer demeanor?’
“If you can answer in the affirmative, then you know that you are on the right track. If others chide you and say that it is not possible to hear the small Voice within, it is because they have not yet recognized Me within themselves. They will not yet have developed the required listening skills, so My words do not resonate within them and they presume to pass judgment because of this lack of recognition in their own hearts.
“Continue to listen to My voice and learn to stay focused, paying close attention, as I am leading you deeper into yourself.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“You shall minister in My Name” – The Beloved One.