Spirit Finance

Michigan, US of A, May 13, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Spirit Finance.”

Received by Chris.

Teacher Ophelius: “The message for today is about investment and recognizing the greatest value there is – the time-value investment in the growth of the self. There are many experts on your world who know nearly everything there is about making money – how and when to buy stocks and securities, when to sell, ‘when to hold them and when to fold them.’ It has become a well known science that is studied much and a great deal of resources are allocated to knowing how to generate wealth, yet so few of these financial experts, and amateurs alike, spend any time on personal growth – knowing the self, growing the soul, or investing in things of eternal value that accrues and grows exponentially here and hereafter.

“‘What profits a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his own soul.’ This statement by the Master over 2,000 years ago says much about the state of humanity in the world today, and much of the trouble on your world comes about by the lack of strategic planning for the future estate of the soul.

“How many actual minutes in your busy day do you spend working on self improvement (self-mastery), communicating with spirit, praying, healing, or uplifting your fellows? For the average person on Urantia, it amounts to as much as the interest on a savings account – very little! For you students on the path who are learning to ‘save your treasures in heaven,’ you are adding to your wealth by investing more time in the growth of the soul, and this my friends, is the highest earning interest there is.

“Spirit finance is quite different from monetary finance – one is eternal, one is finite and short lived. If I were to show you a presentation on the ascension path of two souls – one who spent most of his terrestrial life immersed in the illusion of accumulating material wealth, and one dedicated to the growth of the soul, both would easily recognize the value in the investment of the soul as the greater value.

“Both would see, given the opportunity to see into the future, the difficulty in the afterlife of how investing poorly in eternal values can produce a weak soul that may not understand the importance, the meanings and values of continuing the ascension and achieving the greatest prize there is – eternal life as co-creators of the universes.

“What is the difference between these two souls? Faith – the hope in things unseen. For one demands proof and is unwilling to explore the larger half of his true nature – the soul, and the other accepts by faith the temporary estate of the material world and the eternal estate through the increasing awareness of the growing soul. How do you increase the awareness of your souls? By feeding them with love, mercy, compassion, understanding, kindness, trustworthiness, loyalty, self-forgetfulness, and all virtues that lead to growth and progression.

“Spend more time investing in the self today, my friends, and you will enjoy blissful tomorrows here and hereafter.

“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.


Finding the Ultimate in Security

Illawarra District, Australia, June 12, 2012.
Midwayer Messenger Sharmon (MNO-6).
Subject: “Finding the Ultimate in Security.”

Received by George Barnard.

Sharmon: “It could be said that humankind evolved to be the top predator amongst all predators that existed on our world. Someone said just that, and I am merely repeating his words as I bring you a message from Chief Bzutu, who is elsewhere occupied right now. This is Sharmon, one of the prettiest and best-dressed Midwayer Messengers that calls you two her beloved friends.”

George: “Please congratulate Bzutu on his promotion.”

Sharmon: “Later, my friend. Right now just keep recording what I have to say. This lesson is about fear and making safe. It is about security.

“The most important and yet deleterious aspect of your primitive emotions was, and still is, fear. Fear caused you to roll large stones in front of your caves’ entrances to keep you safe from bears and cats and human marauders, even cannibals. However, fear of non-existent dangers also caused you to sacrifice some of your very kin, deplete your tribal numbers and actually make you less secure. Fear is what caused you to build palisades around your villages, and high walls around your castles and towns to feel secure within your shelters.

“Even today we note high steel fences, the upright members of which resemble spears or lances. And even the production of atomic fall-out shelters is again on the increase – such fear! So why is there no attempt to placate the other parties, also armed to the teeth with your most unmentionably barbaric of nuclear devices. Talk! Negotiate for a win-win situation to make yourself safe with those that are armed as well as you are, and guarantee reciprocal obliteration to any belligerent party. So much for your need for security and shelter!

“The most ill-begotten offspring of fear is greed…” (Here followed a lengthy interruption to the above typing).

Sharmon: “(Hours later) OK, let us proceed by recording the remainder. This is Sharmon, happy to be back with you again.

“Fear gives birth to greed. It is advantageous to preserve seed corn and grain for the next season. It is profitable to dry some fish in the sun for the next day, when the catch may not be great. Soon mankind learns to barter for what it needs with what others want. Not long after currency comes into vogue, and shells or the tusks of wild pigs will buy almost anything a tribe may require. To have many shells or many tusks brings security, or does it? Before long a coinage is struck, and mankind creates the ability to trade far and wide.

“Ever-present fear makes for individuals to collect more, and more coins, producing a shortage for others, and all of this in the name of security. Fear of being without, makes for this search for security. Exaggerated fear makes for the accumulation of great wealth for those who work hard, for those who are greatly talented, for those who are brilliant in manipulation, and for those who just must have at all cost – the predatory -- leaving many with insufficient goods when this world is adequately provided and all could live well-cared-for lives.

“Deep down fear makes one search for security, but security is never quite achieved. As fear turned to greed, greed turned into a fear of loss, and individuals, tribes and nations arm themselves to defend a privileged status. What a waste of effort, coins, shells, and tusks!

“It is here that I remind you to consider more clearly, to consider more actively, frequently, the fact that you all can make a life of better decisions by asking for advice. And the best adviser, the greatest mind you will ever encounter, is your Thought Adjuster, living right inside of you. In owning great quantities of material goods, security will always elude you. In your cooperation with the Gift from God who lives within you, you’ll find the ultimate in security.

“To answer your question now, Chief Bzutu has not been promoted. He is still in charge of the (two) original groups. I thank you for your attention. I wish you Adieu. This is your messenger, Sharmon, loving you both ever so much.”

George: “Thank you both.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
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You Create Your Future

Alabama, US of A, December 16, 2010.
Unknown Teacher.
Subject: “You Create Your Future.”

Received by Oscar.

Teacher: “There is a lot of uncertainty in these times due to economic concerns. These are the moments some use to take advantage of the fear in their fellows, and attempt to foster more fear with fatalistic forecasts in order to strengthen their control. Many of you follow the news closely and observe how everything seems to be getting worst.

“You should know that you are the masters of your destiny. It is you who can decide what next will happen in this world. You are the ones who can create your future today. The decisions of the past -- your collective decisions -- have brought you here. Will you keep thinking the same thoughts and employing the same methods expecting different results?

“In a society as globalized as the present society on Urantia, the mistakes are no longer just the responsibility of a few leaders. Many countries have democratic systems to varying degrees. Many leaders of the most powerful nations are elected by the majorities in their respective countries. It is the duty of every citizen to be informed about the policies and the way of thinking of the leaders they are voting for, since through their being elected they decide the course of action they are supporting, and they are creating the world that will meet future generations.

“This is only the first step, but one that is often ignored by those who don’t take the time to inform themselves, and later blame their governments for the policies implemented -- policies which they supported with their votes. The next and more important step is the internal progress -- spiritual elevation -- where each individual attempts to be better through the intelligent adoration of the Celestial Father and through the progressive communion with the presence of the Father in the heart and mind of each individual. This is the true engine that will move progress of civilization to heights not yet conceived in this world, when the government of men will move aside to install the government of God on Earth, because every human being would have reached self-mastery, self-governance, and will be motivated to serve their fellows by the spontaneous love that overflows each heart. On that day all problems will disappear.

“The solution to the problems of today, the complex problems festering in this sphere, depend only on a personal decision of each person in this world, or a significant majority. When a human being decides to search for the Father within, and therefore starts to become the best he or she can be, a new step forward is made towards the age of Light and Life in this world. This is the task facing each one of you today to improve the world you live in. Make your decision.”

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


Affliction – Strengthen Your Faith

Michigan, US of A, April 29, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Affliction – Strengthen Your Faith.”

Received by Chris.

Teacher Ophelius: “The message for today is about strengthening your faith in the face of disappointments and failed attempts to remedy what would seem to you as a hopeless cause. Discouragement and anger directed at yourself or at God for some ongoing affliction will never solve your problem. You must be diligent and work toward the goal of solving the issue at hand, using every spiritual tool available to you. Persistence, faith, and holding the outcome you desire firmly in your mind, which must be aligned with the highest good for all, is the answer to your problem.

“Constant prayer and communication with the Father's presence is vital in manifesting the highest good. Keep asking questions and listening for answers about what options you might pursue that would best serve you and others that may be involved. You must also keep in mind that God does not move according to your expectations, and time is never a factor in any remedy of spirit, only when the conditions are right will spirit move.

“Impatience leads to frustration and anger. Be patient and know that the solution to your problem is being worked out and is on its way to you. Look for the signposts and do your homework. Many times the answer can be found in human sources. Listen to those small ‘nudges’ from spirit, which will lead you on a path to solving the issue. Sometimes a book, article, Internet research, or talking with a trusted friend will point you in the right direction.

“Be at peace, having faith that your affliction has a higher purpose and the journey to finding the solution, healing, or answer, is a part of some needed experience that will serve you and others well in the future. It may be that you are a pioneer in solving this particular problem and that your advice for solving it will be sought out by many for which you will become a great resource for the relief of suffering.

“Draw close to the Father's Presence and remain in constant communication with spirit.

Join me now in a prayer: Father, my God, my maker, my reason for being, please help me in solving this problem that plagues me. Lead me on the path of light and discovery that will bring me to the other side where I can look back and clearly see the meanings and understand the values for being so afflicted. Give me peace when I am frustrated and give me hope when I doubt, for all shall be made right in your time, according to your Will, according to light. Encourage me to seek, to find, and to knock until all doors are open to me. Give to me the inspiration to move through the open door and to have the confidence that I have chosen well, knowing your Spirit of Truth guides me in my choices. AMEN!

“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.


We Can Only Handfeed You Morsels

Illawarra District, Australia, February 29, 2008.
Midwayer Chief Bzutu.
Subject: “We Can Only Handfeed You Morsels.”

Received by George Barnard.

Chief Bzutu: “We are outreach. We are progress. Those Midway Workers belonging to my clan, as well as those who have joined our efforts, are about numbers. It would astound you to realize the enormous number of humans with whom we have contact in this ‘numbers game,’ although by far the largest percentage of these are merely being time-prompted. We easily have such regular contact with as many as seventy-two millions, and this must make you think that your 11:11 efforts are rather puny by comparison. However, do keep in mind that yours are intensive, in-your-face, and detailed.

“With you, many will come, some will go, and some will stay, but all will be influenced to a degree, and choose their spiritual path to the Eternal Father in their meant-to-be personal way. There are many that are new, and for their benefit, let us go back, let us recapitulate.

“We, the United Midwayers, have known since some time in the eighteen hundreds that the writing was on the wall for the Lucifer Rebellion soon to be adjudicated, and for things to slowly go back to normal in our sad and neglected corner of the local universe. We knew well in advance by the information that was available to us; information you went without. We knew well in advance that a much larger number of experienced Thought Adjusters that turned up was indicative of ‘the changes in the air.’ We have billions of bits of information that you still go without.

“However, if you would see humanity as an organism, and compare it to a garden, you can overwater it, you can feed it too much fertilizer, and your plants will not thrive. And so it is that we are taking our time in connecting the circuits -- something that is still going on. We are taking our time in providing you with more revelationary material. We cannot afford to over-do it. We cannot afford to push it. We cannot afford to give you too much at once, because we would simply recreate what caused the problem in the first place.

“So my message to you is: Be patient. Take in the information that comes your way. Share it with all concerned. Do not push and shove, because we will always consider what is the important thing for you to next be informed about as a group. We, Midwayers, that are so long lived, that do not have the capacity to ever forget, can contain but also handle so much more information. We, the loyal ones, have been well informed over the last 2000 years and more. We can only handfeed you morsels at the time, for it can be overdone and bite you.

“You are our precious charges. We will educate you well, yet take our time. This is Midwayer Chief Bzutu. I thank you both for being so faithful and making yourselves available for a chat. I say Adieu.”

George: “Thank you Chief.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
You lit a Flame, and it will become a Raging Fire—ABC-22.