A Lesson about Assignment

Urantia, February 9, 2013 (date of transcription).
The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson about Assignment.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “This lesson may at first puzzle you, although in time much of the content of all my lessons will become clear. Life itself consists of lessons which you give yourself through the choices and decisions you make. You have the prerogative to always change your mind and do things differently, especially when things don’t turn out as expected. However, dear one, they are the seemingly hard lessons which carry the greatest blessings as they embody precious knowledge you can in no other way acquire. They are those lessons which form your character as at times you are tested every inch of the way, until you ‘arrive at a place of calmer waters’ and life seems to flow smoother for a time.

“You may liken life to an assignment – one which your higher self decided upon before your birth. This thought may seem incredible to you, but that is because you still hold onto the vestiges of your old belief system, and belief systems are concepts from seers, prophets and believers, set down in your so-called holy books which are full of concepts from these people. Oh yes! Much of it is inspired, but much of it, also, is human thought contamination, and personal opinion. Hardly anything contains pure celestial truth, but some of it is truth, and each and every one of you lives part of that truth until it becomes clearer in your mind. You do have that precious capacity of thought and you each represent a part of that truth as you learn it in your evolving discernment and soul-development.

“In your mortal assignments, it is up to each one to discover that part of truth which is their very own, and that precious part is the discovery that you all are the beloved children of the Creator God. It is this discovery which helps you to become grounded between heaven and earth and in a way it represents the beginning of your spiritual assignment to become perfect even as the Ultimate Creator is perfect. You gradually begin to realize that life consists of different levels, and now you enter a higher and more moral and ethical level of living as you earnestly begin to co-operate with the Guidance of Spirit within, and you begin to weave your eternal soul in co-operation with this Spirit. Your own spirit-self will become unrestrained by this co-operation. This, of course, happens through your willingness to make time to listen and act on this Guidance.

This Gift from God, this Still Small Voice comes with the counterpart of your assignment. ‘You will have opened the door’ by your willingness to search for answers, and will have found those answers waiting within yourself. It is part and parcel of becoming an independent thinking human being who dares to believe in an unseen God. And having had so much confirmation from within, you can no longer deny My existence in you, unless you become willful and turn away from Me. But you are smart enough to realize, that I offer you the greatest hope of all as I have given you the peace of mind for which you have been searching all your life. For this was and still is part of My assignment, to aid you through this life so you can fulfill that part of your mortal assignment and become that which the Eternal desires for you and has individually gifted you with, which is to live life to the best of your ability. For in the mind of God, there is a plan for all His mortal children to become perfect as He is.”

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

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The Importance of Faith

Michigan, US of A, February 10, 2013.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “The Importance of Faith.”

Received by Chris.

Ophelius: “The message for today is about the importance faith plays in the expansion of the soul – to believe in God, the Creator of all, and things unseen – to know within you that life is eternal, and no matter what happens in the life you now have – the struggles, the victories, the gladness, or the tears, that all will be well in time and eternity. Faith is the wind in the sails of the soul, for without it, the ship has no ability to navigate and your life has no real purpose other than to survive and be pulled along by the currents and eddies of the circumstances of material life.

“Faith brings a unique perspective to life that allows the soul the freedom to expand because it opens up the mind and allows contact with the Higher Self – the Indwelling Spirit. It is this openness and vulnerability to be guided by a Higher Power that fuels the expansion of the soul and provides peace and assurance to the mind that all is well. Well-being is essential to soul expansion and faith is the vehicle that moves the mind into a space where anything is possible.

“Some will say that faith is born out of the trauma and tragedies of life – to shake the soul awake from the illusions of material life, and this is true for many. However, once the trauma and tragedy has been accepted and the soul has been prepared for expansion, the Indwelling Spirit moves the mind toward healing and equilibrium. This is where the spark of faith is born and it is through this newly found faith that healing begins and a state of well-being ensues and begins to expand the soul.

“Faith leads to well-being, and well-being leads to soul expansion. Soul expansion is a dynamic state where the great tension between man (imperfection) and God (Perfection) sets in motion the path from time to eternity. Well-being means you are living in a state of love – that you have accepted that you are a child of the Creator and have faith that life is eternal – your life has purpose and meaning. When ‘all is well,’ and you are in a state of love, the soul expands because the mind becomes more aware of the values of truth, beauty, and goodness. These are the values that survive death and bridge over into the afterlife and become a part of the continuum of consciousness and unique identity that returns to the Creator those personal experiences only you can have.

“Faith, whether it is born out of trauma or nurtured in a state of wellness, is essential to your soul growth, my friends, and therefore I admonish you to have gratitude for those opportunities and life lessons that prepare you for expansion. All these struggles to know who you are, and what your purpose is in life, are to prepare you for eternity. Faith is the bridge over troubled waters that bring you through the storms of life to the safe harbors of well-being. Take solace in the watch care of God and worry not about tomorrow, for today is the eternal moment and your well-being is what truly matters.

“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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A Giant Mirror

Urantia, February 5, 2013.
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Giant Mirror.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Let us pause for a moment so you will be prepared for the words which need to be spoken. This is a subject which is almost unknown on this planet. It is hardly ever explored, unless it is told by those who have had a near death experience. In those cases it is no one else’s story but theirs. This is a very important subject to give some thoughts, as this moment is awaiting each human. It is the closure of the door to mortal life when the physical temple is left behind. This is the moment when the human soul emerges from its mortal habiliments and when it is transported by the transport angels to the first mansion world, where in due course the resurrection will occur. The time between mortal death and resurrection is of no consequence as this is decided upon by the Judges on High, depending solely upon one’s spiritual development.

“The period intervening can be likened to the longer or shorter sleep of death, during which nothing is gained, and depending on what kind of life the mortal lived in the flesh, and whether or not some thoughts had been given to eternity and the God who created mortal life. The responsibility lies with each human to make the decision to become immortal. It is God’s Grace and Mercy which allows everyone to make that decision, no one is ever coerced. Therefore, all depends on whether the mortal did establish a living connection with the Spark of God within, which inhabits all thinking humans on this planet. This Gift is your Pilot, your Guide, given to you when you made your first moral decision when still a small child. You are then given the choice to turn within and listen to your Guide.

“Our subject is that of the Giant Mirror. The Giant Mirror is a symbolic approach to what happens after your resurrection. At that time your memories return and you are confronted with them as in looking into a giant mirror, seeing what you accomplished, what you could have been done better, and what you might have neglected to do. The ‘giant mirror’ acts as a summing up of the life you lived in the mortal estate. Then plans will be formulated for self-correction and what you would like to pursue in the morontia estate to become increasingly more perfect, as this is the next step in the ascension journey to Paradise. There are innumerable Teachers and helpers to help you on your way, but everything you will learn is adjusted according to your spiritual development.

“And, yes, you will be able to meet up with those who moved on before you, and they may also be able to help and direct you depending of course on their spiritual development. Perfection is part of your life-plan which comprises your divine blueprint you were born with on earth. God is good all the time, never mind the erroneous belief systems you have been raised in. These were simply a now no longer needed scaffolding, piece by piece falling away as greater truth is slowly dawning upon you. Give these important matters some thought and make attempts to clear your mirror whilst still in the flesh. Endeavor to make friends with your Pilot Light within, and establish a firm connection.

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

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About The Environment and Spiritual Progress

Alabama, US of A, February 4, 2011.
Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “About The Environment and Spiritual Progress.”

Received by Oscar.

Thought Adjuster: “The environment in which you live overwhelmingly determines how you will live your life. There are many who even in the most ideal environments let themselves be misguided by their personal material tendencies – Abel, Judas – but the great majority is influenced by the environment. The Master said, ‘Show the best path first, so others are motivated to follow.’ In other words, live an exemplary life, so this life is able to serve as an illustration of how to live in the Kingdom, and do so better than your words could ever indicate.

“Why have you decided to try this spiritual adventure? Firstly, you received the guidance and subliminal advice of your Thought Adjuster. Secondly, you were exposed to examples of lives of dedication to the will of the Father. Furthermore you were fortunate enough to have the example of Michael himself living a life on your world, consecrated to doing the will of God. It is because of Michael’s decision to live here that many great souls will be harvested from this sphere, motivated by the life of their beloved Master.

“The spiritual progress you have made would have been almost impossible had you been born in prehistory or in the middle ages, when the majority of the population was the victim of fear, superstition and an oppressive and enslaving religion. The tendency to think independently and to search for God in a personal manner would effectively have been eradicated by the threat of spending an eternity in hell or ending up in the hands of the inquisition.

“By nature, human beings enjoy truth, beauty and goodness. Even when initially the creature may not know them, they can appreciate these attributes when they encounter them, and even without knowing them, the creature will desire them. It is rare for someone who has found peace wanting to go back to war. Even those, who are focused onto maintaining their material power and their riches, do not promote war unless there is significant profit to be had or when their personal interests are threatened. In the end, humans love peace and once they have been exposed to truth, beauty and goodness most of them will want more of these things.

“The age of Light and Life will come to your world once the majority has experienced the unconditional love of the Father and desire to know more about Him. This is a natural attraction that all human beings experience and to a certain extent it can be contagious. The best you can do to promote this change is living your life doing God’s will, so you become a manifestation of Him and His love to those around you.”

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

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Religion and Spirituality – Part Three (Personality and Mental Illness).

Illawarra District, Australia, January 20, 2013.
Prince Machiventa.
Subject: “Religion and Spirituality.” – Part Three. (Personality and Mental Illness).

Received by George Barnard.

Machiventa: “Some of you dwell in the cosmos, some of you dwell in the book, and still on your planet, the majority are hardly spiritual, just vaguely religious, and so they dwell in their heads – concerned about daily living with hardly a thought about spirituality or religion. Andres D. lived in his head for most of his life, a day-in-day-out coping with his mental illness. Only as he started thinking about having wasted the greater part of his life, and what his future would bring, did he inquire about his state of mind in the hereafter.

“A short discussion with Winston Churchill became the logical move, because like the Argentinian, the statesman suffered from bi-polar disorder. As well, he knew the Nation-life Midwayers who advised him during his catnaps, and with whom he later stayed in touch. However, what made this communication possible was the great need for the Argentinian to know that even a severe debilitating disorder cannot persist in the hereafter. For you it was simply your friendship with the man, and a wish to solve his dilemma that brought answers.

“As a human it is essential that you live in your head during your formative and early adult years to ‘answer to’ this world’s demands with pride and success. Luck, drive and environment may determine if, and to what extend, you will dwell in, and learn the lessons of the book – the Bible, Koran, or the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, it matters not which of many – whilst intent, service and sincerity will determine to what degree you will dwell in the cosmos and to what extent it will welcome you. Still, be equally at home in all three environments.

In the mind of the Creator Father all seeming chaos that can presently be surveyed is an already-completed, perfect, multi-dimensional puzzle of His making – his production of the timely created ‘pieces’ that bring about what is meant to be in each moment, until the absolute fullness of time. In that moment all will become aware of all others who belong to one’s Celestial Grouping. For now one may only seem to vaguely belong to many groups, but such is ‘Progress’ that one always chooses to find profitable answers to the unknown.

“Be clear in your teaching, and entirely unconcerned about how it is interpreted. Remember you are a child of God, a cosmic citizen, not limited by restrictions, but encouraged by needs, by concerns, and by love, and in your ways you will place many at the starting gates to spiritual living where they shall run their own race. Be a healer. May you reside in your heart, live in the book, and dwell in the cosmos as you learn from your Teachers. I am Machiventa.”

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

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