Evidence of Genuine Spirituality

Chicago, US of A, December 5, 2012.
Teacher Hezekiah.
Subject: “Evidence of Genuine Spirituality.”

Received by Valdir Soares.

“Evolutionary religions are presumed to teach spirituality, but they frequently miss the obvious; that matter has little to do with spirituality. Matter is indeed a means to spirituality, but it does not define the spiritual. Throughout the ages, religions have been expressed through the building of temples, the making of ‘holy’ objects, and the practice of ‘sacred’ rituals, in trying to form a bridge to the spiritual, yet sadly distorting true spirituality that comes from within, from the soul. Spirituality neither negates material realities, nor does it rely on the material. Its essence is spirit, its source is God, and its repository is the human soul.

“Pause to consider that spirituality does not define you at the present time. The day will come when you will acquire a spiritual nature, but for now spirituality in you is a construct of values inspired by the Spirit Within, perceived by your mind, and manifested in your soul through its most genuine characteristic: Faith. In other words, in your current condition, that which really defines your spirituality is your faith in God. Faith is spiritual because it believes in life beyond matter, eternal salvation in God. Irrespective of how it labels these spiritual realities, faith is basic, the first evidence of real spirituality.

“Further evidence of spirituality – the most beautiful – is love. Religiosity without love is an empty shell, words without substance, mere dogmas of a sad and barren life. While faith is totally subjective – from you and for yourself – whilst love is altruistic – from you to everybody else. Love is spiritual because it originates in God, and God is Spirit. Loving is not to want somebody only for you; love is to give the best of yourself to everybody else. Love is what makes your spirituality meaningful, not self-centered religiosity. Love is faith, propelled by the outgoing force of God’s goodness.

“Finally, genuine spirituality is evident through genuine humility. Religion often has been associated with human pride, through self-righteousness, by the display of good deeds and personal exaltation. How different from the spirituality shown by the humble Carpenter of Nazareth, who considered His most valuable treasure his humble, tender, and unsophisticated relationship with God, whom He graciously called ‘My Father in Heaven’! Humility is natural, effortless and tremendously simple. Being so authentic, humility is the right way to express sincere spirituality – nothing less and nothing more than who you really are; neither worse, nor better than any other son or daughter of God.

“These characteristics, my dear, constitute the evidence of true spirituality. There is a vast difference between being religious and being spiritual. Spirituality can only come from what is spiritual, whilst religion can, and sadly has been, associated with things that are far from spiritual. True spirituality cannot exist without realization and acceptance of the ministry of the Spirit of God within you. You and anyone else, irrespective of your present moral condition, can cultivate genuine spirituality, so take the time to listen to, and follow, the sweet and tender voice of the Spirit Within. In this fashion a re-birth in real life beyond matter, beyond false ego, and beyond sin, will be yours!”

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


The First Moral Choice

Illawarra District, Australia, December 9, 2012.
Midwayer Messenger Sharmon.
Subject: “The First Moral Choice” – Answers to Questions.

Received by George Barnard.

Sharmon: “As soon as it became known that questions about indwelling would be asked, I volunteered to be at the task, charm you with my considerable grace, and supply you with the lessons from Samuel and Aaron at this time. There are three parts to this lesson, but fear not, my fussed human friend, it can all be conveyed within about 1000 words or so, so our translators will not be unduly pushed. There are universal rules for those boldly charged with an undefined task. You may determine your personal policies, and so you do.

“Firstly, from Teacher Samuel, to be sure, and on the matter of future status. Even the viewpoint of former humans, soon ‘drifts away from’ the earthly idea of individuality towards an eternal feeling of belonging, knowing that we all are each other, as is the celestial outlook. Both, Cherubim and Seraphim see themselves as cogs in a wheel of progress, each essentially in diverse functions, but still equal parts of the whole. Seriously mentally handycapped humans are well cared for, too, just as are the paradise pilgrims of sound mind.

“Unlike the average world, your world through circumstances of rebellion is productive of much human misery regarding the degree of physical and mental disabilities present. Those indwelt at much later stages by a Fragment of the Creator of all may very well have this Fragment on loan, to later fuse with a Gift of Mother Spirit or a Spark of the Eternal Son. And still, as with the Cherubim and Seraphim, there are diverse functions, but equality in being an offspring of the Creator of all, living an eternal life of happiness and service.

“Teacher Aaron has this to say: It is important for you to try to begin to comprehend the celestial mindset, indeed, begin to acknowledge the eternal reality of the Creator’s mind. Much as it is a human trait to reward achievements of many kinds, it is the Creator’s habit to reward the intent of a child to do better, to help parents, or perhaps soothe the hurts of another child. So very often we learn that sincerity of commitment, with the intent to achieve for the benefit of others, is what will bring the Creator Fragment to indwell the youngsters.

“Time and again, Cherubim and Group Seraphim note an unexpected, a seemingly as-yet-unwarranted arrival of a Thought Adjuster come to indwell a small child, only for the angelic guardians to, once again and somewhat later, take into account that a decision, an intent by the child allowed the Adjuster to arrive forthwith. We live in a well-ordered universe, brilliant in its organization, unique in its charity, unwavering in its direction, sublime in its foreseeing future events. Call it godly perfection, and it treasures children’s good intent.

“We have answered (Samuel did) the question posed about those seriously mentally handicapped. This goes as well for those who leave this world at a very early age, as both these subjects would lack adequate time-space experience for the pilgrimage to Paradise, as well as for later profitable deep-space appointments. We also indicated (Aaron did) that good intent can be more than enough for Adjusters to ‘set sail’ for evolutionary worlds and be there to indwell your youngsters at an early age.

“The third question posed, I (Sharmon) can answer freely. In our well-ordered universes there is no need for children to find themselves tricked into a position where they are ‘artificially prompted’ to make a first moral choice allowing their Thought Adjuster to arrive early. There is no need, for all that is meant to be will come about. However, you can advance them in a natural way by teaching them to care by caring, to love by loving them, to think by communicating with them, and to pray by praying with them each day. I say Adieu.”

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


Learn to Trust

Alabama, US of A, January 20, 2011.
Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “Learn to Trust.”

Received by Oscar.

Thought Adjuster: “Your search will yield results. Your desire to be better – inspired by the Divine Spark within – will guide your thoughts to higher ground.

“They are your decisions at every moment that will determine your progress. This is how you have come to where you are today.

“In those moments when you face your weaknesses, you can pray for me to take control. Ask your mind to step aside and let my mind take charge. You are not your mind, and you will still be the master of your decisions. My mind can transform your mind and make it more useful.

“The choice for good is always possible. It is your individual and personal act, not depending on anyone else. It is human fear and distrust of the Father which sometimes prevents you from making the right decision. Sometimes it is only ignorance. Learn to trust and you will see how pleasant your path will be.

“There are no valid reasons for making decisions in haste. Stop and think all you need before choosing a course of action. Find the time to come to Me and search for my guidance which you will always receive.

“Do not be ashamed of your mistakes. If you are not on purpose choosing evil, you are not iniquitous. Sometimes there are true doubts in you about whether something is an error or just another human superstition. Once you have cleared this in your heart, be firm in the course you have chosen. In all instances, and in anything you contemplate doing, even when it is not ‘bad’, ask yourself, ‘Does this add any value to my spiritual life?’ If you cannot answer affirmatively, you will not loose anything by deciding not to pursue that option. You would not be depriving yourself of anything valuable.

“The freedom you desire can be yours, immediately if you really want it. Become the master of your decisions. Maybe you can’t be the master of your mind just yet, but you can always ask my mind to take the wheel, sometimes just by simply asking ‘what would the Master do?’ During every moment of doubt, the Master would ask His Father and await His answer. Every habit that is not beneficial should be replaced by a better habit. This is the positive approach. This is the way to overcome your weaknesses and triumph over your animal nature.”

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


With Wings of Faith and Trust

Urantia, December 5, 2012.
The Beloved One.
Subject: “With Wings of Faith and Trust.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “What wonderful subject this is as I share your mindal image of butterflies and your thoughts of how life itself is a practical dance on wings of faith and trust! I know how enamored you are when you see a young butterfly trying its wonderful new wings to take flight into the world. The same feelings abound when celestials notice when a human child is sincerely trying to lift his or her thoughts above every-day happenings, spontaneously breaking out into a song of gladness in feeling secure and well cared for.

“It is this thought which lately has kept you busy as to why there are humans who never in their earth lives learn to ’fly’, as their thoughts remain earth-bound, so the richest and greatest of blessing from on High escapes them. It is this lack of exercising their trust and faith muscles which prevents them from soaring, and it is the cause of all misery. The purpose and richness of life remain somehow out of reach, whilst the solution to all their unhappiness is simply to spend some thought in meditation as to why it is that they are alive, and to ask themselves the question if perhaps they are living on the fringe of life, like an animal.

“It is truly sad to see how little effort goes into flexing the wings of faith and trust, for it is these muscles that will grow stronger according to the work-out they get. It is truly of little use to go to sundry clubs to exercise the physical body, with nary a thought given to the spiritual part of the human whole. Sure, you have your mental and emotional part, too, but even these are oftentimes neglected, and only come to the fore when something goes awry in the human system, making the person stop and think.

“It is taking humankind quite a long time to finally realize that, even from an education viewpoint, equal time ought to be thoughtfully and purposefully spent on all areas – physical, mental-emotional and spiritual – in raising the human child, and therefore the totality of the maturing human being would be able to develop equally, so a balanced personality can develop. It is this lack in home and school education, but most of all the negligence on the part of the human self, which leaves behind the important aspect of self-discipline and self-correction in character training. It is the responsibility of each maturing person to become consciously aware of how they add to their personal development in all areas of life.

“The most frequently neglected part in life is the testing of one’s wings of faith and trust, which lift one’s thoughts heaven-ward and to the Creator of all, who gives life and a life-plan to each one. It is the responsibility of each maturing human to realize that life itself consists of learning curves to help one’s mortal advance to higher levels of thinking. It is this most precious and wonderful commodity of thought, which is so often squandered with mundane, low level thinking and which therefore suffers most from a lack of exercise and an ensuing failure to grow stronger. What calamity or illness must first befall you to bring you to your senses, so you will willingly learn to flex your faith and trust muscles and learn to fly?

“Life will become far more interesting when all accept their responsibilities in these ‘flying’ lessons during sincere prayer and meditation. There are many celestial onlookers, who will cheer you on in your attempts.”

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


True Scientists

Alabama, US of A, January 24, 2011.
Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “True Scientists.”

Received by Oscar.

Thought Adjuster: “Your concept of reality is very limited. In this world you depend almost exclusively upon your five senses to perceive your reality – those things you consider tangible and real, and with which you can interact. Even your science with its great advances continues to mostly be based on the same five senses, using only extensions to these senses to overcome limitations. You use telescopes to see things that are too far away, and microscopes to see what is too small for your eyes, but these instruments are just extensions of the sense of sight.

“On the mansion worlds you will be endowed with twelve senses. Imagine how your perception of reality will then be enhanced. As you keep ascending in spiritual progress, you will be provided with still more senses, and your comprehension of reality will be ever more complete.

“A true scientist can’t simply disregard what he or she doesn't know just because it can’t be perceived. One who can hear can try to describe the sound of a beautiful song to a deaf person, and this person will have to take on faith that what her friend is saying is true. The existence of a certain fact is independent of whether you believe it or not. In nature, there is lots of proof of such facts. Just a few centuries ago the belief that microscopic organisms were the cause of most diseases could have been seen as mere superstition. Today the majority of the population accepts this as fact, even when they have never seen a microbe.

“Those who reject believing in the possibility of a spiritual realm are not true scientists. Finding the Father is in the heart of every human being, and it is a real and authentic experience. Those who have experienced this know that His presence is there even though they have never seen it. This is all that is needed to open the doors to a world of wonders that help these fortunate ones to become more and more like their Creator, and ready to explore the great hidden potential within them. The shortsighted and lazy-of-mind man and woman avoid what they don’t know, but true scientists give themselves the opportunity to explore, discover, learn and grow.”

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