Urantia, December 18, 2016.
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “Gratitude.”

Message received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “The discussion today will be on heart-felt thankfulness as this state will ever more invite reasons to be grateful. Over time and with practice this can be a permanent state of being. When a soul seeks a light-filled path, the easiest way to 'get there' is with thankfulness. And never mind how tough the going gets, there is always something more to be thankful for. There are many ‘hidden’ blessings in life which are accepted and taken for granted as normal happenings, until something occurs, which changes everything.

“Take the matter of good health for instance, it is taken for granted that you are able to get out of bed by yourself in the morning, and of course, that is as it ought to be but there are many who for some reason or other find themselves incapacitated, be it through an accident or a chronic disease and this can be accompanied by much pain. Then it becomes very difficult to be grateful, especially when the future seems to be bleak and matters do not develop as you would like and carefully laid plans go ‘awry.’

“It is then that you need to check your attitude towards everything. In case you tend to be quite regimented in your approach to life, perhaps it is time to allow yourself to ‘go with the flow.’ It is the pessimist who easily gets discouraged whilst the optimist lets nothing deter him or her. Of course, there are all the different shades of attitude in between these extremes of either or.

“They are the optimists, who have taken on the training in self-discipline, perseverance and gratefulness; who flex their faith and trust muscles and grow an indomitable spirit, which helps them overcome maladies which would cripple the pessimistically inclined human.

“It is this spiritual quality in a person, who dares to live in faith and hope and sees the universe as a friendly place in which to live. It is a precious learning curve to trust in the heavenly over-care. It is in confident living the mortal life in conscious awareness of the choice and decision making process, that leads to an unshakable trust in the goodness of God. It is this gradual awakening into greater ‘self-hood’ with increasing awareness that life has purpose and that the spirit-body continues on after the dissolution of the material body, no matter whatever the ending.

“You live on such a wonderfully precious and beautiful planet, yet there are slumbering and spiritually near dormant individuals who are possessed by greed and go on marring her beautiful face. The Spirit of the planet is a living and breathing entity, who tries desperately despite the hardship invoked upon her, to stay in energetic balance.

“There is an increasing need for all you citizens of this planet to be more wakeful and thoughtfully conscious. Being loving and thankful for this your beautiful planet-home which is birthing and evolving your immortal soul, so you can learn to sing to the glory of God by expressing your thankfulness of being alive and well. Become truly alive and aware of all the reasons for thankfulness, so your attitude changes to one of gratitude to the Creator and Giver of Life.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
I am the satisfaction of your Soul – The Beloved One. 11:11 Store

About Work

Alabama, US of A, September 11, 2012.
Teacher: Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “About Work.”

Message received by Oscar.

Thought Adjuster: “Many mortals on this world have a fixation about accumulating money without really considering if a true benefit would thereby be obtained. Many have problems in trying to determine when they have obtained enough wealth. Human beings certainly need to work in order to sustain themselves and to obtain those experiences that strengthen their character and develop their personality worthy of trust and responsibility — therewith useful to the universe. Remember the words of the Master suggesting that those who are great in small things may be great in big things, also, but how can anybody trust those who in small matters don’t even make an effort? This idea is enough to illustrate the validity of human work.

“However, humans were not made for work but to attain perfection. This involves many other areas of life, like the relationships among each other and most importantly the personal search for God and the effort to understand and live His will. Work is about the tasks that may contribute to that end, but it is not the only one. Work could also become a great obstacle when the sole motivation is obtaining material benefits at the expense of other important areas of human life.

“I declare that if you are doing the work that has been assigned to you today, investing the best of your effort and motivated by a sincere love for your peers, you would already be fulfilling everything that is expected of you in this area. Once you have completed your allotted activity time to ensure your sustenance and provide your contribution to your civilization and your world, you are free to explore other things with your time. If your work already provides for your needs, what sense does it make to search for more money to provide for things which you don’t really need and which will not add any real value to your life?

“True peace will not be found in the things you possess. In fact, I would suggest that your happiness is often inversely proportional to the amount of things you accumulate. Only those who discover that there is nothing they really need because they have received it all from their Father can be truly happy and truly free. This is the kind of happiness I desire for you, a happiness that does not depend on anything external and does not vary with the tides of this world.

“This is the true meaning of elevating yourself above material things: An intelligent person will not abandon everything to leave his or her personal well-being and the well-being of his or her family in the hands of luck. A wise person who has learned to trust in the Father will work diligently and will enjoy equally all other aspects of life, deriving happiness in living the will of the Father because experience has shown this person the multiple benefits of living a more spiritual life.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Faith is just curiosity tinged with hope — Thought Adjuster. 11:11 Store

Multitudinous Factors and the Paradise Savior

Illawarra District, Australia, December 7, 2016.
The Damascus Scribe (Sananda).
Subject: “Multitudinous Factors and the Paradise Savior.”

Message received by George Barnard.

The Scribe: “The answers to your questions are yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. And I have not yet answered them all. The difficulties that befell the primitive Urantia communities were many and even if we were to discuss them all in a day, though we are likely to need more time than that, we would not cover them all. In truth, my friend, there were and are multitudinous factors.

“For untold millennia Celestials of all kinds have observed your races and determined it to become likely you would lose headway, inbreed more and offer an ever-growing number of regressives to the total pool. It was quite agreed the Melchizedeks should have their way and the Urantia communities should be forcefully finalized. Michael disagreed and He was right. So there you have my first ‘yes.’ You are winning, although slowly.

“Before the inauguration of your Planetary Prince, Caligastia, there were local wars and regular skirmishes. In later bringing the clever and enterprising of the races together in Dalamatia and sending them back to their communities as fair leaders, reduced the instances of inter-tribal wars. With Caligastia’s betrayal came more unrest but now more of you are against wars. Yes, world peace is now more likely.

“On regular worlds where Adamic input is normal and thorough, the population becomes quite uniform in a comparatively short time, more progressive, cooperative and frankly more easily adjusted to the fair and honest world governments they themselves appoint. A common language is a great help towards achieving common goals. Here an advance is somewhat halted, but yes, there is marginal progress to date, my dear friend.

“There is so much in the way of naturally evolved religions in this world, so much man-made belief on the mere wisp of spiritual input. You Urantians need to become more appreciative of yourselves for the fact that you believe in anything at all that you cannot see, hear or touch. For long enough have you been condemned for hearing voices when Celestials spoke with you. Yes, Monjoronson will come, he will be here and be a divine Brother and Teacher to you all.

“Some will continue to adhere to the fable that Urantia can support merely 500 million total — elites and their choices of virtually uneducated slaves. Their program will be initiated and then it will fail. Many of the Satanic ones will be lost but many more will be converted in time as your Paradise Savior will have His impact on you all with His God-given Talents for Truth, His much needed Teachings of Beauty and His undeniable Credo of Goodness, for He will bring you the Father’s Love.

“I Am the Damascus Scribe. Pleased to answer your questions so many can plan their future in service to your Gods.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
My Gift to you is for you to be of service to Me — Christ Michael. 11:11 Store

The Art of Listening

Urantia, December, 11, 2016.
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “The Art of Listening.”

Message received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Let us begin today with the topic of listening. This is a most difficult skill or art to master, especially inward listening to Spirit, because usually listening is done superficially. Most people listen but the words seem to often ‘go in one ear and out the other,’ because of the habit of un-focused listening. Listening is a skill-full art that can be cultivated and refined by the one who truly attempts to listen. It has everything to do with focusing and the level of intent.

“Outward listening is often shallow and meaningless; the reason for this can also be a sort of protection because of the cacophony of too many empty words on this planet, which are often carelessly and thoughtlessly spoken and as a result, the hearer develops a ‘deaf ear,’ which can be a subconscious protection from too much noise.

“All too often, when someone speaks, the other is already busy formulating an answer in his or her mind because of wanting to respond before the speaker is finished. Therefore, the speaker gets interrupted by the impatience of the one, who can’t wait to have a say. Also, at times there is a fine line as some speakers repeat themselves and don’t know how to end a conversation.

“Actually, the listening I desire for you to pay attention to is the inner listening which is even more difficult as this art discerns the true motive and contend behind the spoken word and your learning to ‘read between the lines’ so to speak and to ‘feel with the heart’ the words which are not being spoken. In this manner discernment can take place as to what lives in the other person's heart with which one has the conversation.

“Listening is an artistic skill that can be refined when more wisdom and discernment is being mastered. Of course the ultimate listening skill you can develop is by paying full attention to my words. It is oh-so-easy to come between with your own thoughts, pre-opinions and belief systems, especially when you sincerely doubt, whether it is I, who speaks or if they are the ruminations of your own mind. In times to come you will know who it is that speaks from within.

“You can begin by asking yourself these questions: ‘Have I been uplifted while being in the presence of my Thought Adjuster, whom I call my Beloved?’ ‘Am I feeling Loved and is my own love towards others increasing?’ ‘Am I feeling more secure in myself and have I a calmer demeanor?’

“If you can answer these in the affirmative, you will then know that you are on the ‘right track,’ and if others chide you and say that it is not possible to hear the Small Voice within, it is because they have not recognized Me within them yet or have not yet developed the required depth of listening, so My words do not resonate within them and therefore they presume to pass judgment because of this lack of recognition in their own hearts.

“Continue to learn and listen to my voice, stay focused and pay close attention as I am leading you deeper into yourself.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
I am the satisfaction of your Soul – The Beloved One. 11:11 Store

Ascend and Transcend

Oregon, US of A, December 12, 2016.
Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “Ascend and Transcend.”

Message received by Anyas.

“We find God through the leadings of spiritual insight, but we approach this insight of the soul through the love of the beautiful, the pursuit of truth, loyalty to duty, and the worship of divine goodness.” [UB2076:05]

Thought Adjuster: “Dear child, we are a match made in Heaven. Isn’t this the most amazing fact to ponder pertaining to your life and to the life of your many planetary siblings? Doesn’t it convey to you a sense of the magnitude of the Father’s Love for each one of His children? The mere contemplation of this fact of life should greatly ‘appreciate’ the value you confer on your life.

“Our eternal partnership is the Divine Promise made to you at the time of My coming to indwell you. I did not chose you lightly as I am looking forward to an eternal relationship — not one of the type ‘till death us part.’

“I dwell within you and partake of your every living moment — as a mere Observer, or as a more involved Partner. You are the one deciding to which level you take our relationship as I am patiently waiting for you to initiate each step. As I witness your touching efforts to include Me in your life, I come out of what is perceived by you to be My hiding place — My aloofness.

“I am far from being an illusion — a figment of your imagination. I am not the one who is elusive as I am 100% committed to bring you back with Me to the glory of Paradise. Yet, My own longings are not enough as it takes two to get there. Paradise is not a place where the Father’s children are dragged kicking and screaming. Rather, it is a place of incommensurable attraction, meant to fully quench the longings of any soul.

“As you strive to ascend toward those absolute spiritual realities, you simultaneously bring them down into your own being by increasingly embodying them. You could compare that process to the one of calibrating the lens of a camera so as to get a much sharper image.

“A camera can zoom in on a specific objective, while at the same time drowning in blurriness the rest of the panorama. This is what happens when human beings are over focusing on their physical reality at the expense of its spiritual counterpart. My job as your Thought ‘Adjuster’ is to help you adjust your mental focus so as to get a sharper image of your eternal destiny.

“As we cultivate our relationship, as you adjust your life’s decisions to the divine criteria of Truth, Beauty and Goodness, you get to increasingly relish the moments we share in our little piece of Heaven — the haven of peace within you. This is a small foretaste of the unspeakable feelings of bliss and elation you will get to experience once we reach our coveted Paradise destination.

“Dear ones, use each day as yet another opportunity to fine tune your being so that it can be receptive to the many gifts that Spirit will deliver to you — one by one — as you manifest the ability to appreciate them and multiply them. You are so blessed and yet so few among you live with this awareness and fail to actively express their gratitude to the Giver. You are children of promise—the promise the Father made to you that you will one day stand in His Presence on Paradise. You won’t be magically teleported there. Rather, you will get there on your own merits as you undergo your metamorphosis from a mere animal-origin human being to a godlike personality who has fully transcended its animal nature.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
No matter what the question is, the answer is always Love. 11:11 Store