‘Why’ Many Questions

Michigan, US of A, December 16, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “‘Why’ Many Questions.”

Received by Chris.

Ophelius: “Today, my friends, there are many on your world asking ‘why.’ Why is it that a loving Creator would allow such injustices to occur on your world without divine intervention? Why do innocent children have to fall victim to the evil machinations of a twisted and misguided individual, where they have been robbed of the opportunity to live a full life on an evolutionary planet, and be deprived of that valuable life experience? Is there such a thing as universal justice? What happens to these child victims – where are they now and in whose care? What about the perpetrator of this heinous crime – what is his fate? Volumes of books could be written to attempt to answer these many questions about the way the universe works, and why such things are allowed to happen, and still you would not comprehend the depth and breadth of universe meanings and mechanics, yet we will attempt a ‘legal-brief’ consolation to these questions.

“Evil is not a necessary choice, my friends, but it must exist in potential to facilitate the functioning of free will. Only when a will creature makes a conscious choice to embrace evil (sin) does it come into existence. Like a stone thrown into a pond, the ripples from the impact spread out and echo in every direction. So too does the collateral effects of both love and evil touch many lives when a will creature chooses to bring thoughts and ideas into reality. The root cause of all evil acts is due to a lack of love and understanding – a disconnect from Source. This is a systemic problem on your world where so many are lost and have no clue to what life is really about.

“The consequences of free will belong to the Creator and He sees all from the end to the beginning and He brings all things to light and to justice. These little children who have been taken against their will, without choice, will be compensated in eternity as will their suffering loved ones, who remain to carry on with terrestrial life void of their presence. We cannot see the end from the beginning and so we cannot understand or see any good from such a seemingly unjust act, but when the wind stills, and the ripples from the stone become placid in the water, all shall be made right as the energy from the stone obeys universal law. If we were to follow every ripple from every exponential cause and effect from such a tragedy, and could lay it on a scale, then would you understand and see divine justice at work and see how love really triumphs over evil in great disparity. Knowing this however, brings little comfort to those who have lost their beloved little child in this moment in time.

“Those little souls are now safe and lovingly cared for in the foster care of the angels on the nursery world of our local system who will love and nurture these little ones in a family-like atmosphere and provide education unlike anything you can imagine here on your world. They will grow up just as do the children on earth except they will not be subject to all the ills and psychological dysfunctions of a world in rebellion – they will excel and evolve in an environment filled with love and kindness while they learn about the earth and its ‘real’ history and why people act as they do and why they are so disconnected from God. The trauma of their demise will leave no scar in their ascendant careers and many of them will grow and become teachers to many of you when you arrive on the mansion worlds. They look forward to the happy reunion with their loved ones when they arrive and are allowed special privileges to know about the welfare of their parents and siblings while on earth. After a time of grieving is over, it is helpful for these little ones to know that their loved ones are happy and continuing with their lives knowing how well they are cared for on the nursery worlds.

“We may not comment about the fate of the perpetrator of this crime except to say that he also was once a child brought up in an environment of dysfunction and misguided love with little moral guidance – a consequence of indolent free will. It will be up to that individual to accept the mercy of Christ Michael and all that comes with compensatory rehabilitation.

“Let the disparity of love over evil prove true, my friends, and let us use this tragedy to take a deeper look at ourselves and where we are going as a race of free will beings. May it heighten our awareness of the oneness we all share as children of the Creator Father – all indwelled by His spirit, all seeking perfection through love – brothers and sisters of the human race. Only through love and understanding can we be truly free.

“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”

Receivers note: This message refers to the school shootings at Newtown Connecticut where 20 children were killed by a gunman.

© 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.


A Lesson on Selflessness

Urantia, December 23, 2012. (date of transcription).
The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson on Selflessness.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “In this lesson we consider what it means to live in a state of selflessness. This is one of the rarest qualities to be found on this planet. Selfishness runs rampant as all her citizen struggle to attain a semblance of independence, which ought to be an unquestionable human right for those with the capacity to think clearly, so they can become independent citizens. This is a worthy goal to strive for, but it should not be taken for granted at the cost of less fortunate persons who do not have the inner resources to think clearly and who are easy prey to be taken advantage of. This is an area were selflessness can be practiced to its fullest.

“Do take responsibility for your less fortunate brothers and sisters, as collectively you are responsible for the self and progress for all, including care for the weakest of your citizens. There is a need for you to become more altruistic. Humans on a young developing planet such as this are not known for having this quality in any great measure, although there were shining examples throughout history. One of the better known selfless persons has been the man Jesus from Nazareth. His life as a young man growing up, fending for His widowed mother and younger siblings, is a sublime example of training in selflessness as he, together with His mother trained the younger children to become independent citizens. This is the most important part of child-rearing, so they become worthy citizens, able to look after themselves and help others.

“Selflessness is a shining example of a well-developed character with enough training through self-discipline to self-mastery. This is the ideal way for a human to develop. It is what you do for yourself to counteract negative impulses. People who can train their selves in these important matters are on their way to become truly free of the negative influences that assail them every day. They do not let criticisms from others deter them from doing what their heart tells them to do. It is to those who develop a strong connection to their Source within, and who learn to be able to listen to heaven's guidance, who will ultimately live the most satisfying lives, as their sense of altruism becomes well developed.

“I cannot indicate often enough how important it is for you to know that you don’t have to live isolated lives on this planet. You are not cosmic orphans. But it is up to you to establish that most important connection with your Source from Heaven within you. You are gifted with the ability to do so. All it takes is the flexing of your faith and trust muscles in whatever circumstances you find yourself, allow enough time to reinforce that oh so important connection with Me. In time you will come to realize that this connection is always there, but you need to do your part to keep your faith and trust alive, and this can only be done when you use it regularly.

“Search within and you will find the greatest Source of selflessness right within you to ever guide you as to the proper way to live. It is entirely My pleasure to help your soul and character develop to the glory of God on the long road to perfection.”

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


Seeking Peace

Chicago US of A, November 28, 2012.
Teacher Prolotheos.
Subject: “Seeking Peace.”

Received by Valdir Soares.

Prolotheos: “Diversity is the origin of conflicts in life. Since diversity is one of God’s strategies in creation, conflicts resulting from a diversity of views should not necessarily be seen as either wrong or bad. They are what could be classed as ‘impasses’. Conflicts can, and historically surely have, degenerated into violence. However, besides creating a risk of wars, conflicts are also opportunities for progress, and the creation of understanding between opposing parties. Based on this, let us discuss an important question related to today’s situation in your world: How can you solve conflicts without resorting to wars?

“The first step to peacefully resolve conflicts is to reach out to the parties involved in the conflict. One of the parties or even a third party, that is, a mediator, can do this. There can be a peaceful conflict resolution if at least one of the involved parties is willing to solve the conflict in a peaceful manner. If there is a real and total commitment from at least one side, or persistence from the mediator, peace is a real possibility. If this commitment is serious from one side, it wisely reaches out for the other party to seek identical commitment, looking for common ground. This reaching out attitude must be one of consideration, of sincerely taking into account the other party’s basic interests and a preliminarily agreement with their right to exist. It is entrusted to the peace-seeking party to bring the other party or parties to the negotiating table. Besides, this reaching out attitude must come neither from a threatening position nor from one of fear, but rather from a position of understanding. This is perhaps the most difficult part of the peace process, when supposed enemies have to agree to dialogue.

“After all involved parties, including a possible mediator, come together, it is time to take steps towards agreement. It is important to classify each party's demands as either critical, important, or non-essential. Agreement should start by first focusing on the non-essential issues, establishing what can be agreed upon, or negotiated, regarding the demands of all sides. Each side must be willing to let go of something non-critical in their demands. When all parties are satisfied with the agreement at that point, negotiations advance to the important issues, and finally to the crucial level. The more progress that is obtained, the more respect must be shown by all. It is important for all parties to acknowledge that achieving fairness all around is better than unilateral decisions disrupting relations.

“Once satisfactory agreements are reached by the parties, it is important to wisely schedule the implementation of the agreement, with trial periods and possible adjustments before moving to final broad measures. Peace is a great ideal, but its reality does not come without effective willingness, agreeable spirit, and diligent commitment to what was agreed upon. If each party follows up on its commitment, or calls for more negotiations for what didn’t work as expected – and fair satisfaction of all parts is always the objective – peace can satisfactorily be worked out between the parties, until a stable situation is finally reached. Peace is feasible, as long as there is willingness towards it. I am your teacher and tutor Prolotheos, wishing peace to all.”

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


The Aggressive and the Accommodating

Illawarra District, Australia, December 19, 2012.
Life Carrier Orion.
Subject: “The Aggressive and the Accommodating.” (Shortened transmission).

Received by George Barnard.

Orion: “Insofar as I am allowed to answer the rather politely framed questions from a mercurial mind, I am pleased to do so. You will understand from what remains unanswered just where you did, quite in vain, press for revelation you are simply not entitled to, for you are an evolutionary species by design. On worlds such as yours, Life Carriers are early on the look-out for species that have larger than average brain capacity in relation to body weight. Early in pre-human development actual overall size is of little importance.

“Among other factors to consider, they are conditions such as climate, available nutrition, shelter, and diverse challenges that offer themselves to be solved, where one projects the likely evolution of pre-humans. We do this in our complex tasks. As I explained to you earlier (some days ago): Limitations to your peripheral vision points to a predator ancestor that could sharply focus on a quarry, and gauge distances with great accuracy. The fact that you developed molars for grinding seeds and nuts points to a forager ancestor as well.

“It is only logical for you to conclude that the predator ranged widely and spread from the Americas, over the Bering Strait into Asia and beyond, whilst the herbivore was quite limited in its range by the need for a specific variety of vegetable matter. So you are an omnivore, whilst you retain the carnivore’s inborn aggression. This progressive combination of characteristics is typical of most who evolve from primitive strands of basic life. However, your aggression has not been fully translated into positive motivation. Far from it.

“For those amply familiar with their inner spiritual requirements, aggression makes way to accommodation of the ways of others, the beliefs of others, their morals and mores. Most importantly, your curiosity allows you to investigate, understand who they are, respect them, even admire and love them. You are not there yet, but you are progressing, and the eternal goal will be reached when you consider who you are – human, indwelt by the greatest of Teachers in our universes – the Sparks of the Creator Himself, so meditate regularly.

“This is Orion. My love goes with you all.”

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


Deciding Moments

Urantia, December 12, 2012.
The Beloved One.
Subject: “Deciding Moments.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “There are moments in time which can forever alter a life. On a larger scale there are also those deciding moments which can forever alter a nation, or even a planet. Yet the populace at large often lives life without the awareness that a moment of significance has occurred. There are the sensitive ones who feel deep within themselves that a moment of significance has occurred, but they cannot really ‘put a finger on’ the exact happening. Incidentally, from such in-exact notions many superstitions are born, as the sensitive ones put meanings to their feelings and add their own flavor to events which rightly belong within the jurisdiction of the Gods.

“Well may you wonder where I am going with this long preparation to my talk this morning. In truth, these deciding moments have occurred rather often in the past, and people have become careless about qualifying these superstitions, accepting everything as fact. In this way, belief systems have sprung up which have their origin in total obscurity, because some sensitive souls had contact with their Spirit Selves, which tried to divulge some eternal truth for people to use. Many a ‘gold nugget of truth’ never sees the light of day to enter into the consciousness of people beset with the stresses of daily life. For long, the real importance of life escaped them, and places of worship sprung up to educate and feed these hungry souls. They still need to learn that the responsibility for soul growth rests upon their shoulders. They ought to prioritize their time at deciding moments, so they may feed both, their bodies and their souls.

“Deciding moments arrive at any time. They exist even in moment to moment thought, as thoughts create the future. Therefore, be still for a moment and notice where the next thought is coming from. Is it an elevating and positive thought, or a negative thought, which adds to a somber outlook on life? These are also deciding moments, quite unnoticed, although they are decisive in how life is lived. So you see that the whole of inner life is ever so important to be given a regular thought. Your thoughts do very much influence your life and its outcome at a ‘ripe old age’. These deciding moments do constantly arrive and they truly determine the state of your soul. Do make the decision ‘from which table you shall feed your soul’. Let it not be hollow entertainment which leaves you empty and dissatisfied as to how the hours where spent? Once time is gone, it can be recalled but never repeated. Many arrive at the portal of eternity and remark: ‘Oh if only I had known, I would have lived my life so very differently.’

“This is the reason why I spoke about these deciding moments you live through quite unawares, so you have a chance to reside more in the present moment, for that is all you have. Every ‘now moment’ can be a life-changing moment. You will be on this wonderful discovery tour for the rest of your life, and learn that there is absolutely nothing humdrum about life. The future is entirely in your hands, because by the way you think, you create your future.”

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