The End of Separation

Michigan, US of A, December 23, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “The End of Separation.”

Received by Chris.

Ophelius: “The message for today is about retrospection – to take a look back and review the past year and acknowledge where you have been, how you have grown, the lessons you have learned, and what areas of your personality you need to work on to move into a new year of new beginnings and fresh starts. This, my friends, should be a healthy evaluation – without self-loathing or criticism – and something you should be completely honest about with the intention of true self-improvement that is not only good for you, but good for those in your life circles. This is also a good time for reviewing goal attainments and setting new goals that will work together to move you forward while you spread the light of love in the world.

“A healthy young tree reaches for the light, stretching its limbs upward and outward to fill every cell in every leaf with nourishing light while waiting in faith on the right amount of rain to sustain its life and foster its growth. So it is with you students on the path – you reach for the light without looking down, and by faith you live in hope and expectancy of greater days ahead where you seek for those goals you have in faith declared to the universe to come into reality. If these goals have not come into reality, as you so desired, then it is healthy to look back in retrospection to re-evaluate and plan for improvement to get you back on track and moving forward again.

“Regrets are futile – you cannot change the past, you can only change the future, and so you must let go of past failures and forgive yourself and others and accept the past as a life lesson and move forward. Moving forward requires taking responsibility for your life and your actions, and only by acknowledging this objectively can you actively change the way you think. Changing the way you think has a transformational effect on everything in your life – your relationships with others and the development of self-awareness – how you see yourself in the world.

“Self-awareness is the key to measuring growth and transforming habitual thinking. Being aware of your faults and failures in a healthy way is necessary to have mastery over the ego and to keep in check those personality flaws that separate you from shining your light in the world. Spending time in meditative contemplation loving the wounded child – the self – and stepping into the role of the wise parent will direct your thoughts toward self-improvement. Asking for help from your guides and guardians, from God or from spirit will allow you to release your fears and live in faith knowing that as you move forward in love and good intent, new opportunities will manifest pointing the way toward your desired goals.

“The ultimate goal, my friends, is to develop a real personal relationship with spirit – to have a greater understanding of God and His Spirit that indwells you – to know that you are a child of the Creator and that you have the gift of eternal life should you accept it. Acknowledging your sonship with God is the end of separation and the beginning of unity with spirit. Unity of spirit fosters brotherhood and goodwill in the world. Discover this unity in retrospection of your imperfections and you will move beyond the self-imposed limitations of your ego and the dysfunctions of your past.

“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”

© 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.

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Era of Change

Michigan, US of A, December 9, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Era of Change.”

Received by Chris.

Teacher Ophelius: “Today we would like to speak to you about the Era of Change. Old things are passing away and new things are coming into reality. You see this in every facet of your life – the environment and weather patterns; social movements and popular culture; political ideologies and governments; economics and world trade; science and technology; even your own personal beliefs are changing as your awareness expands and you come one day closer to your transition into eternity. All these changes are evidence of the providence of God – spirit moving in the lives of men and women to create opportunities for change. Why is this so? Because CHANGE = EXPERIENCE. Experience leads to wisdom and wisdom leads to progress – progress leads to perfection. Perfection by experience is the reason for your being.

“All humans on your world are experiencing change in their lives, and in this era of change, the rate of change is growing as the spiritual pressure is increasing creating more opportunities for change – it becomes exponential. What you are all experiencing is the transition from one state of awareness into another. You are being ‘moved along’, like it or not, up the evolutionary ladder and because of the rebellious past on your world, which retarded normal rates of change, things and events are being accelerated to bring your world into balance.

“There are varying degrees of resistance to change – those who resist the most will find difficulty, whereas those who embrace change will transform their lives and discover opportunities that will enrich their souls. There are those small minorities of men and women on your world who work very hard to prevent change, mostly they are those of great power and wealth who believe they must stifle progress as a way to stay in power and maintain wealth. This of course cannot happen without imposing their will over the will of their fellows – creating an imbalance of opportunity, which prevents growth, and slows down planetary evolution. It is like the building of a dam, and at some point, the pressure of the water behind the dam will overcome the blockade set by the builders allowing the river to once again follow its natural course.

“Those that resist change are really resisting God’s Will and it shall be for those individuals imposing their will over others for the benefit of self who will find it most difficult to transition into eternity. Only those things that enrich the soul are of value in eternity. Material wealth and power are temporal scaffoldings and have no place in ascendant life. If therefore you only have experience with these temporal things and have resisted the soul building experiences in life – love, trust, authentic relationships, spiritual development, and brotherhood, then will you find yourself deprived of the tools that will propel you into service and joy in the ascendant life, and you will have to learn again all those things which you failed to achieve while given the opportunity on Earth.

“Let go of fear, my friends, and embrace the brave new world which is upon you now, for all these experiences, good and not so good, are preparing you for your next adventure in eternity where love is the currency of passage and service is the key to all joy. Perfection hunger will be the driving force that moves you inward to ever higher levels where the discovery of the God of all creation awaits your homecoming.

“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”

© 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.

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Inner Way-stations

Urantia, December 8, 2012.
The Beloved One.
Subject: “Inner Way-stations.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved one: “Dear one, I desire to have a chat with you in order to bolster your self-confidence. At times you need some extra encouragement, for being in ‘a mental state’ like many mortals. Even this benighted planet herself has suffered many set-backs in her evolutionary development. I bring to light why it is necessary for humans to take a pause at an inner ‘way-station’ in their travels – take a breather, so to speak – which includes a mental break from everyday thoughts, which can pre-occupy the human mind to the exclusion of everything else. Why I desire to point this out is for you to take a peaceful pause at your inner way-station, so you can reflect upon how far you have come, and perchance take Me into your confidence on how you intend to travel the next leg of your earth-journey.

“You see, dear one, I must indicate that you do have an eternal on-board Guide waiting to be consulted. There are ways by which to do this but the important thing is that you are the one who is in charge of opening that most important connection by making the call. In other words, pull over in your busy life, and make that ‘road-side stop’ at your inner way-station, so you can collect your senses and take a deep breath to clear your mind. Meanwhile you need to get ready to feel open and refreshed so I can give some advice if you are willing to listen.

“Stop to reflect on how it is that there is always a Guide to be called upon and how it is that each time you have taken a rest at your inner way-station, you feel so much better to carry on for yet another mile. Still, you wonder how it is that you rarely take advantage of this most important Gift the eternal Creator has endowed you with.

“It is in each and every one of you mortals to take advantage of your inner way-stations to refresh yourselves. In doing so you enrich your souls as you take the opportunity to pull off the busy highway of life for a short, but oh so necessary stop, to gather some renewed energy into the spiritual core of your being. Daily stopovers at that inner way-station are most heartily recommended to top up the energy in your ‘soul tank’ by making that important connection to the All That Is.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
We are each other at our spiritual Root Source – ABC-22, January 1972.

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Doctrines And Dogmas

Michigan, US of A, February 13, 2009.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Doctrines And Dogmas.”

Received by Chris.

Ophelius: “Good morning dear one. I have heard your call and I am here. It is I, Ophelius, and today I would like to speak about doctrines and dogmas. Throughout the long history on Urantia, men have developed belief systems that have had their beginnings based on some truth. Over time, much re-telling, and handwritten copies, have added to, and greatly distorted that truth, knowingly or unknowingly, by those interested to meet their own ends and purposes at the time of the transcription.

“Later followers, and for many generations have interpreted these writings as infallible truth, and have built up very large and complex organizations to venerate and uphold these doctrines, without any investigation into the origins of these writings. Thus, they have become tethered to a belief system that is rife with errors, and which is used to separate themselves from their brothers and sisters, and reject all other spiritual truths, nullifying these as the work of the devil. It becomes a ‘perfect dogma’ in that it produces a completely closed loop, which makes no provision for revision.

“It wasn’t very long ago when the orthodoxy believed that the sun and planets revolved around the earth, and many men of science were excommunicated and tried for heresy for having such contrary beliefs.

“The Father reveals truth to individuals, not to organizations, and men must begin to listen to the voice of their indwelling, which is the highest authority of truth, beauty, love and mercy. The Mystery Monitors (Thought Adjusters) will lead you into all truth, if you would only let go of the conflicts within your mind.

“God is no respecter of persons, and all are equally loved as his children. There are no ‘chosen people.’ All are called to do the will of the Paradise Father, and all will be received and given the opportunity to choose eternal life, and to continue the paradise adventure, provided they achieve fusion with their indwelling Thought Adjusters. There will be many surprised and bewildered persons of orthodoxy who will awaken on the Mansion Worlds to find the very people they fought against so diligently, or who were unconvertible to their creeds, walking freely among them, and apparently none so burning in the pits of some inescapable hell. God’s mercy is greater than man’s ideas of self righteousness, and even the most wicked of men who find themselves in the dark places they have prepared for themselves, will also find the mercy and the means to progress out of that sad condition, and into higher estates.

“You are all little children in the kindergarten of creation. You are not expected to have all the answers and responsibility of eternal consequence in your short life on the worlds of time and space. You were given very simple instructions – to love your God, and to love your neighbor as yourself – to do unto others, as you would have them do to you. Yet man finds ways to put conditions and loopholes into even the simplest of truths.

“Be not the judges of men, but love your brothers and sisters, and find ways to reach out to them in common goals and aspirations. Where there is love in common, the divisions of creed will melt away and reveal the true nature of man’s eternal destiny – one of unity in purpose, to be perfect as the Paradise Father is perfect.

“Good day,
“The Circle of Seven.”

Reciever’s note: I was reluctant to write this when Ophelius spoke of the subject, because I know how sensitive it is to many people, but he was insistent on continuing, and no doubt he cut short his full message because of my reluctance.

© 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.

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A Lesson in Gardening

A Lesson in Gardening.
A Thought Adjuster Transmission – August 17, 2004.

Today, let us have a discussion about gardens. Gardens, you ask? Yes gardens! See your heart as a garden. Is it surrounded by a fence, and how high might that fence be? Is it an open, or a solid fence? Is there a gate, and is that gate open, or locked and inaccessible?

You see, child, most hearts have a high fence around them, and are not easy to penetrate to let love in or out, because of a locked gate. Then the question also arises if that garden tended to and how. Is it cultivated or overrun by weeds, and how tenacious are those weeds?

Let your imagination roam, and see in your mind’s eye what your garden looks like. Does enough sunlight penetrate, as in positive thoughts, or is it dank and dark because of negative thoughts. Can the flowers bloom because of the love, care and respect you give your physical body and your surroundings, or are they wilting and in need of nurturing be cause of the love you withhold from yourself and others?

Jesus gave two commandments: To love God first, then yourself and all others equally. Of course, you realize by now that I am not talking about selfish love and the ‘hoarding of things’ behind the locked gate of your heart. No, I mean a respectful love, in which you honor your mind and body by the thoughts you think and act upon, and the food you eat to feed your body-temple which houses your spirit.

The garden of your heart can be a riot of flowers in various colors; a symphony of music when blended together harmoniously, and when you bring forth the fruits of the spirit in loving tolerance and service towards all, in a forgiving and caring attitude, inspiring hope and confidence in others, and being a comforting presence in hours of need. It is so very important to be an island of peace in this confusing and perplexing world, where there are so many floundering souls seeking their way ‘home’.

Tend your garden with care, and see to it that the tenacious weeds of fear and anger, of envy and jealousy, of suspicion and intolerance do not take root in your garden, because these weeds tend to overrun and choke the flowers of truth, beauty and goodness. Be ever vigilant and leave the gate of your garden open, so others might find an easy entrance, and rest while their souls are being nurtured in your presence. Be likewise alert for other gardens which present a joy to you, for these moments of refreshment are the relationship builders of your solid friendships in the Hereafter.

And child, remember that I live in your garden.

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Try coming out of the shadows, a little at the time—TA.

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