Why Would I Stop Now?

Chicago, US of A, May 17, 2012.
Teacher: The Spirit Within.
Subject: “Why Would I Stop Now?”

Received by Valdir Soares.

Valdir: “My Spirit Within, please teach me about the situation I am in right now.”

Spirit Within: “You are the subject of my endeavors in this world. I have cared for you all your life since you first managed to discern right from wrong. Why would I stop now? Am I then as capricious as humans sometimes are? I assure you I am not. I am aware of your anxieties, my child; however, they are yours, not mine. I do not fear the future. I project the future for you. I have a plan for your life, which I have followed in detail. Look back at your journey so far. Can you see my doing in much of what happened to you? Indeed, I was there, and at each important crossroads in your life I guided you towards the best path to take. Why would I stop now?

“Again and again I have told you to not be afraid, for I am with you. At times my messages didn’t reach your awareness, but they certainly reached your soul, and you benefited from the assurance I gave you during all these years I have been with you. Just keep following my guidance in the best way you can, and I will take you there, to give you what we both long for: our eternal union in one new being.

“I am from the Father, and since He never changes, neither will I. Only your changing your mind, and refusing me in your life, would cause me to leave you. However, this clearly is not the case; and I trust it never will be. Time after time you have expressed your love for me, and renewed your promise to follow me. So do I promise, for we follow each other – you follow my guidance, and I have stayed with you through all your decisions and situations, to help you along the way, because I know one day our wills be attuned to each other, so later we can both become fused as one.

“You are my chosen one, dear child. I wouldn’t change now, and I will never change in my love and purpose for you. Trust me; I know what I am doing. Don’t be afraid, because again, I am with you.”

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A Collection Point (The Sea of Glass)

A Collection Point (The Sea of Glass).
From the desk of George Barnard – June 4, 2012.

There was this lengthy period – from about 1972 until 1996 – when I could not have told you what the Midway Realm was, or even what a Midwayer could possibly be. I was without reference of any kind for all of those 24 odd years – no Urantia Book that I had come across in Australia -- until November of 1996.

          Prior to that time, my four “other-dimensional” 11:11 friends – Chief Bzutu, Andrea, Sharmon and Dr. Mendoza – were thought of as “Spirit Guides” living in the “Halfway Realm.” And whilst we worked exceedingly well as a team of inter-species healers in my clinic, and in the rescue of near-bankrupt companies, our level of communication left a lot to be desired, for much of it was on an intuitive level, not an auditory level.
          Many of my questions were answered in picture form, and this continued long after I obtained a pre-loved Urantia Book for just a single Aussie dollar. All of my birthdays had arrived at once!
          Then one day I questioned the sea of glass, but rather than it showing up to be clear or white, it was black and glistening when I was shown. It was huge; hundreds of acres in size so it seemed.
          Suddenly it looked like a snowstorm was happening there, but the snow was not falling down. It was materializing on the sea of glass and moving upwards. Obviously, it was hardly snow. Each “snowflake” was a Transporter Angel, and all of them taking off at micro-second intervals.
          This made me realize I was being shown a Collection Point on a mansion world somewhere in space, not on this world, for this world alone could not support such an enormous 'airport' of activity.
          The transporters were ferrying people’s souls to and from many, many worlds.

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A Lesson on Grace and Mercy

Urantia, May 31, 2012. (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson on Grace and Mercy.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Dear one, allow me to offer a few words on the subject of grace and mercy. You often pray and give thanks for God’s grace and mercy, but do you really know what this means? Grace is the experience of life itself; being able to do as you please because God gave you the free will gift of making choices and decisions. By the grace of God, you are a free-willed creature. This gift is bestowed upon you so you may choose to make the right choices and follow His will on the road towards perfection. God only desires that you come to this decision, so that you wholeheartedly, and without coercion from anyone, church, state, or significant others, will make up your mind to follow Him. This is the grace bestowed upon each human being, and it needs to be more widely understood.

“Too many people still depend upon a worldly hierarchy to lead them towards the correct way of living. Much damage can be done in following blindly any precept or dogma set before you without examining if this feels right in your heart. So often you were told that a Spark of God lives right inside of you to teach you the correct way if you will but listen to that Still Small Voice. Even your perceived wrong doing with related guilt feelings are looked upon as learning experiences which will ultimately gain you your personal wisdom. This is a necessary requirement; experience in life is needed so you may learn right from wrong. It is purely God’s mercy which allows you to experience this and so, by repentance of your ways, you obtain the mercy you seek in God’s unconditional forgiveness.

“Related to this is forgiveness of yourself and all others, for these go hand in hand. There is much healing and cleansing contained in true forgiveness, because when you forgive others, you also practice grace and mercy. This is very important to remember, because grace and mercy are tied together with love and love is the ultimate energy in the universe. It is the glue that holds everything together. Good will towards each other is love, mercy and grace in expression. This is what makes the world go round in a balancing and stabilizing fashion. In looking around you, it does not take much to perceive how much the world is out of balance. This is also due to the negative thought-forms being entertained by unawakened ones and the ones with less honorable intentions. Thought energy is very real and most powerful.

“You need to remember that when you receive mercy, you also bestow mercy upon all others, because what you send out even in thought-form, comes back to you a thousand fold. To be gracious and merciful, means to have a loving and charitable attitude towards all you meet. This helps clear the atmosphere which at present goes through very confusing times. They are the masses who can control the atmosphere by their thinking. None of you have really tapped deeply into the power of your minds, so you are subject to the whims and whiles of negative influences. Wake up to the reality that you all are much beloved children of the same Creator and do allow Him more space in your lives so you can learn first-hand the meaning of Grace and Mercy. Does this sound simple enough to you? Then please, think about the meaning of it all and give it strength through practice.”

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

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Finding a Deeper Connection with Spirit

Michigan, US of A, March 25, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Finding a Deeper Connection with Spirit.”

Received by Chris.

Teacher Ophelius: The message for today is about finding that deeper connection to spirit, which so many of you students on the path would like to experience, but find it difficult and seemingly elusive, coming at times when you least expect. The one sure way to have this deeper connection is to simply ‘be connected’ more often. How can we be more connected? By directing our thoughts and feelings to the things of spirit and to have open dialog with the One you call God.

For most there is no other way, my friends, but to exercise the faith muscle. You must be vigilant in your determination to seek for that connection, and with this seeking there must be clear intent and purpose. There must also be room in the mind for the solitude of soul nourishment. Being constantly busy and plugged into media leaves no room for this connection. It is vital to prepare a space for this and to honor your commitment to commune with God.

To be connected to spirit is to feel what spirit feels. Spirit feels unity -- that all are one, and so all are loved. All share life in the Creator and so all spirit wants to help the parts of the whole find equilibrium with perfection.

The steps to building a deeper connection are:

Pray without ceasing. Is this really possible? It may not be possible to pray unceasingly because you must attend to the duties of earth life, but if you remind yourself to do this as often as is possible, keeping this phrase in mind, you can build a connection that is tremendously potent and you will begin to see the ways of spirit working in your life and those who you pray for.

Cultivate compassion. In order for you to really and genuinely love others, you must have compassion for their weakness. If we wish to receive love, mercy, and kindness from God, you must show love, mercy, and kindness to your fellows. In many ways you can consider compassion as the meter of depth for your connection with God. What you give out you receive back.

Serve selflessly. You cannot sit still and hide away in solitude keeping the light to yourself. Only when you share your wisdom can you gain wisdom, for only in service can you have soul building experience, and experience IS wisdom. To serve selflessly -- without expecting something in return is to emulate spirit, for God gives life to all without strings attached and so to emulate spirit is to be Godlike.

Practice regular stillness. Having each day prayed unceasingly, cultivating compassion for your fellows, and serving selflessly to the needs of others, you must set aside time in stillness meditation to commune with the Creator and receive the gifts of the spirit. This is the reward, my friends, for living a life of spirit led love. This is where you share your experiences with the Creator and where your spiritual potentials are expanded. This is where the deeper connection lies and this is the goal of the god seeking soul. This is true worship -- to have a connection with the Creator and to experience a personal relationship with the God within.

All can have this deeper connection. Integrate these steps in your daily life and you will find a richer, more meaningful, more loving, more joy filled existence that will continue to astonish you all the days of your life -- 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.

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Wisdom

Alabama, US of A, December 8, 2010.
Unknown Teacher.
Subject: “Wisdom”

Received by Oscar.

Teacher: “Any study about wisdom will be incomplete if the presence of God within human beings is not considered. Since the very beginning, both religion and society have valued wisdom and extolled its attributes and benefits to the group. Throughout history human beings have always searched for a ‘recipe’ to achieve wisdom, and to basically learn to think in a more productive way that would bring personal and collective improvement.

“The attributes of wisdom have much been defined and re-defined, many times being corrupted depending on the intellectual and spiritual level of a particular period in history. Some features, which at a particular time are considered appropriate for wisdom and intelligence, are at other times severely criticized or completely ignored.

“In a few words, wisdom is the ability of men and women to use their resources -- physical, intellectual, and spiritual -- to live in this world while preparing for life in the next. The results of a life lived in this fashion are evident in those who live such lives. In this definition of wisdom there is no mention of intelligence (IQ), or the social or financial status of the individual. Often people thought to be ‘important’ due to their careers or influence, are thought to be wise. When judging the value assigned by society to these individuals you should always ask, ‘How have they prepared for their lives in the next world? What have been their contributions to eternity?’

“This simple definition of wisdom clearly illustrates where effort should be invested during a human life. Wisdom helps us to live in this world. Human beings should learn how to adapt to their environment and live in a way that preserves their physical existence and emotional balance. A life limited to survival is not a life of wisdom. The time dedicated to work, and contribution to society, must be balanced with time for enjoyment, to stop for a while and contemplate the road traveled and make decisions about the future. The efforts for survival should be mitigated by the contemplation of existence, knowing that there is a reason for the sacrifices and there is a purpose for what we do.

“It is during these times of contemplation that the second aspect of wisdom can begin to be explored: to prepare for life in the next worlds. Human beings enjoy the presence of God within their being. Life on this world is only a step on the long path to eternity. However, it is an important step that will be the empirical foundation for the activities of the future. If humans shortsightedly choose to dedicate their lives to the physical, a great opportunity that will not be repeated, is wasted. A life lived this way would be like a dream that is forgotten upon awakening -- just wasted time. Living with wisdom is taking advantage of the experiences life daily offers to build a new, higher, brilliant and truer being from the present human embryo.

“Living with wisdom is living with one’s feet firmly on the ground and one’s sights steadily on celestial realities. Like Michael said, ‘It is living in this world without being of this world.’ A life of wisdom is a life that is really enjoyed, because the things that to some are troubles or obstacles upon the road, are opportunities sent from heaven to the wise. Wisdom in the end is a refreshing, original and courageous way to see life, which is stimulating and attractive to those who have the chance to witness a life wisely lived.”

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