New Year Resolutions

Urantia, January 2, 2013.
The Beloved One.
Subject: “New Year Resolutions.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Please pay attention to my words now that you are once more at the beginning of a New Year. I desire to speak a few words of comfort and encouragement to all. A New Year is often started with good intentions and the resolution to make it the best year ever. This idea I wish to reinforce in you as my primary intent is to get you to where you want to go. It is praiseworthy that you are intending to make this the best year ever, as this year will bring a great deal of un-anticipated changes for many of you. Of course this has ever been so whilst between the old and the new the shadow of the past always lingers. However, it is best to leave the shadows behind, and ‘walk on the sunny side of the street’.

“It would be very helpful if optimism remains, and becomes part of you throughout the year, so you will attract the greater good and spiritual abundance. I know that it has been mentioned before, but I would like to remind you again that thoughts held in mind produce after their kind, so please be aware and note what you are thinking, also how and why you entertain certain thoughts. Be very careful about what it is that you will attract. A poverty mind-set will become exactly that. A prosperous mindset will attract prosperity, because you have placed your faith and trust in the almighty Provider, whose storehouse is always filled to overflowing. It is up to you how you approach this abundance, which actually rests deep within you in the form of the gifts of invention and creativity.

“Unless you start tapping into these gifts, all these potentials will stay dormant until a more opportune moment arrives. However, I assure you that as always the moment is in the eternal now, so start delving deep inside of you and perchance consult your indwelling Partner. He or She will always point the way of altruistic service to others, who might need a little boost to get their ’engine’ going. There are many ways to display your talents for helpfulness, and in doing so, you will be helped to attain greater soul-satisfaction. Let this be a year during which you build and strengthen your connection to your Spark from the Giver of Life, who volunteered to be with you, and so place yourself on the right path towards eternity. I wish you all a blessed year ahead with many more to come with increasing spiritual growth solidifying your connection to the Universal Creator of all the universes of space and time.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Lytske’s first book, The Guiding Light Within, can be found here.

Methods to Prepare a Soul for Enlightenment

Michigan, US of A, December 30, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Methods to Prepare a Soul for Enlightenment.”

Received by Chris.

Ophelius: “The message for today is about having a sense of timing, to know when it is right to reveal to someone your truth. Are they ready to hear truth, or are they are not? It is not always beneficial to speak your truth to someone who has not the capacity or the understanding to receive it, and in some cases, it can backfire and lead them the opposite way in understanding the very truth you so wish to reveal. For others who are ready, they will ask questions and will want to know what you know. Herein lies the key to enlightenment – to ask and you shall receive.

“There are methods that can prepare a soul for enlightenment, who for now, remain in a state of confusion. In these individuals, there may be a sense of urgency, a cry for help, or a wounded heart that cannot accept help. For these individuals, prayer is needed to prepare the heart to receive what they need, and sometimes what they need is not what you have to offer. Your intentions must be very clear and in alignment with the highest good for that individual. You must be careful when interpreting their needs that you are not satisfying your own need to be right. You must dissolve, completely, your ego and become a compassionate listener.

“Take the position of ‘standing in one’s shoes’ and try and see from another’s viewpoint. Ask questions about the confusion in someone’s mind and become curious about why they think the way they do? Never should you criticize their position, but should continue to ask questions and look for answers that contain some kind of truth and then expound on that truth. This is the method Jesus used when he was instructing those with religious backgrounds – he would use probing questions in sincere curiosity, looking for shreds of truth where he could expand that truth to the point where it would crowd out the error, and the individual would come to his or her own conclusions, having convinced themselves of the error and accepting the expanded truth of their right thinking.

“Mountains cannot be moved in a day, my friends, and so you must have patience and perseverance while you continue to pray selflessly for the needs of the individual to be met. In some cases where the individual has hardened their heart, it may be necessary to leave that person to learn through difficult lessons of their own making before they will seek help from others. This is what you call ‘tough love’ – to wait until the troubled waters awaken and sober the soul. Many of you can look back on your life and see this very process we are speaking about.

“How shall you students on the path proceed when you are uncertain about the method for helping others? Do as the Master said to his disciples: ‘Go now into your room alone and speak with the Heavenly Father and ask in prayer for direction.’ Sitting in stillness and asking for direction, then listening for an answer is the best way forward, my friends. You may not always get the answer you were looking for and sometime you will get more than what you asked for – something that you needed to hear, and to heal from.

“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.

Living in Wakefulness – Part 2

Alabama, US of A, January 26, 2011.
Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “Living in Wakefulness” – Part 2.

Received by Oscar.

Thought Adjuster: “You have made the decision to put yourself and your progress in my hands. Yes, you have decided this, even when there is still fear and doubt within you. I am not here to test you, or to send you sorrows to make you stronger. I am here to simply travel the path of life with you, and experience whatever life may bring.

“You are starting to observe yourself in 'real time'. This didn't happen in a natural or magical fashion. You had to make many mistakes in the past for you to decide to do something about them. You had to experience your anger many times to know what caused it and how to anticipate its appearance. It is the experience of previous mistakes, which helped you with your faith and your wise request for help and illumination. Remember this when next you make a mistake.

“Mistakes – the blunders of life – are not in any way necessary for spiritual growth and personal improvement. In spite of your slip-ups, there are some mistakes you never made, and some you will never make. However, you have learned valuable lessons which you have accepted in faith, and because of what you have observed. See? Even the errors and experiences of others can help you grow. This is why the experience of a mortal life is so valuable on High. Consider this when observing the mistakes of your siblings, and when you find yourself judging them.

“The true spiritual student – who must be the teacher of those coming after him or her – always finds opportunities to learn by always being attentive, observing – awake.”

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

Living in Wakefulness – Part 1

Alabama, US of A, January 26, 2011.
Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “Living in Wakefulness” – Part 1.

Received by Oscar.

Thought Adjuster: “Your soul desires to be closer to its Creator. This desire has been infused in you by the presence of the Father within. When you listen to that 'voice' and focus your attention inward, you really learn and grow spiritually.

“You neither need to ask anything nor say anything. What I want to give you doesn't require any protocol. When you come to Me you will receive something your soul needs, even if you have no awareness of what you will be receiving.

“Believe that something important happens during your meditation exercises. Adoration is the process of letting your soul – still in its embryonic state – strengthen and grow in the image and semblance of God.

“The lessons of life are not learned in moments of struggle. There will always be decisions that have to be made, and many times you will make either good or bad decisions during your life. Real learning occurs when you stop to consider what you have done, or what you will do in searching for divine guidance within yourself. So many in your world live unconsciously, reacting to the events of life without realizing what they do and why they do it!

“It is through self-examination that humans can measure to what extent they have truly lived. At first you may only be able to observe your actions and decisions after they have occurred. However, by coming to Me often, your perception is adjusted and you can start to really live in the present; in the moment. That is when you are in the state when you are really present and aware of what you are doing while you are doing it, and therefore you will have a better chance of making the right decisions. This is truly living in wakefulness.”

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

The year that Was

Illawarra District, Australia, January 2, 2013.
Machiventa Melchizedek.
Subject: “The year that Was.”

Received by George Barnard.

Machiventa: “I bring greetings from myself and from numerous on-high Progress co-workers, to you, and to your 11:11 clan of human helpers, receivers, translators, healers and technicians. As well, we include the Midwayers and all Angelic Associates in this declaration of ‘a job well done’ in a difficult year of coping with illness and accident. We applaud the tireless efforts to re-establish routine when for a time all seemed lost, hurt, patched up and bandaged, much as I and my Melchizedek brothers see this wounded and impaired planet.

“This is Prince Machiventa. I thank you all, human and celestial, brothers and sisters alike, as you all practised your tireless ‘numbers game’ with success, and helped many a struggler find answers, and take the first uncertain steps toward a beckoning spiritual goal and future. It was the year that was, and now for the year that is: You are solely about numbers. In your task, your project, your daily associations, it is not so important how much detailed information you dispense. Your value lies in the numbers of souls you reach.

“We touched on this more than a decade ago when I suggested you would place many at the starting gates to spirituality to let them run their own race. Such is the human mind that not one of you will share the very same detailed beliefs as does another. Whilst you must signpost the way for all to the Midwayers and Teachers, it will always be counter-productive to personally preach even well-known facts, as strong opinions create division. Let your Teachers speak through you, for their lessons are evaluated by my brothers Melchizedek.

“There are publications to be finalized, websites to be brought up to date, and communication between members can also do with improvement, we strongly recommend. Contingency plans are to be made ready should any member need to take time off. You know what next needs to be done. On my part and certainly too on Michael’s part we thank all of you ‘workers in the vineyard’ for your tenacious efforts of years, and especially in the dedicated way you returned to duties after an unexpected break.

“This is Machiventa. I leave you my love.”

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