Human Associations

Chicago US of A, November 15, 2012.
Primary Midwayer Andrea.
Subject: “Human Associations.”

Received by Valdir Soares.

Andréa: “Human associations come in two broad types: Those that are predetermined, and those that are chosen, meaning freely chosen by you during your lifetime. Some of the predetermined associations can be said to be of the primary type, like those originating from parentage or progeny; others may be seen as secondary, as they only relate to you because they are related to the primary ones. The purpose of this lesson is to reflect upon the ones called ‘chosen associations’, since they reflect an individual’s choices and preferences. Let us examine the nature, function and benefits of chosen associations in people’s lives.

“Notwithstanding the fact that culture, dress, status, religion and family, besides human mores and institutions, try to regulate voluntary human associations, they are in essence chosen – mostly the result of the exercise of free will. Although time and space conditions do play a role in human associations, as to offer the chance for them to happen, they are not the cause of these associations. Even if two people regularly share space and time, they might not become closely associated, despite being contemporaries. There must be ‘commonness’ between two people for them to become true associates.

“There are human associations over which individuals have little or no control, like the ones that originated from parentage, geographical nearness, profession, and other chance circumstances. However, personal beings are capable of nurturing associations that are totally independent of such logical factors. Humans should look for associations that will benefit both sides, because mutual benefit characterizes the ideal relationship. Faulty relations are the ones that are characterized by parasitic functions, where one depends exclusively on the other. Restrict relationships where one uses another as a constant means to the accomplishment of selfish objectives. It is not wrong to associate with others to fulfill your personal needs, but enduring, strong and satisfying relationships come forth from the selfless desire to help, instead of being helped.

“Evolution endowed humans for male-female associations, specifically to assure species preservation and continuity, but gender does not regulate other human associations, rather, they are the results of both common and individual needs among people. Chosen associations, despite attempts at social control, will unavoidably feature all sorts of relations between the two genders, since morality depends on personal ethics and the level of tolerance by different societies. Diverse gender associations, besides the heterosexual one, result from other than the reproductive requirements, among them the uniqueness of one’s personality, which may simply choose differently from the majority, or the socially acceptable.

“Humans are free to associate between themselves in any way they want, as long as genuine love, respect and responsibility are reciprocal among them. Progressive societies increasingly and consistently will embrace diversity of associations among their members, as individuals also become increasingly spiritually enlightened. There is a divine wisdom in universe diversity: It stimulates appreciation of beauty, genuine love, respect and tolerance among personal beings. I am glad to be able to associate with you to bring forth this lesson. I am Andrea, your primary midwayer friend. Love to you all.”

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

The Circuit of Worship

Michigan, US of A, November 25, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “The Circuit of Worship.”

Received by Chris.

Teacher Ophelius: “Today we would like to speak to you about a subject that goes mostly unexplored by most people, and one that is so vitally important because it is the lifeblood of the spiritual body – the mind circuit of Worship. For many, the word “worship” connotes a primitive form of ritualism – of groups of people posed prostrate with hands in the air and whaling away at some iconic lifeless idol of deity. That was a method used by primitive man to pay homage to the gods. Today in modern religion, worship may consist of singing and praising in groups – giving thanks for the honor of being a child of the Creator and in some churches, celebrating the name of the Creator Son. Does the Creator Father or the Creator Son demand worship from the children of time? What exactly is it, and why is worship important to you and your spiritual health?

“Simply put, my friends, worship is divine communication – a connection with God at the highest level for a human, for true worship bypasses the rational mind and connects the mind circuits directly with deity through the Indwelling Spirit – the Thought Adjuster. In these moments of pure connection, brief as they may be, the soul opens for life sustaining growth and faith is strengthened providing solace to the mind and a greater more personal relationship with the Creator Father – as it is sung in some worship songs, “To know Him, is to love Him.”

“Knowing the Creator (through the circuit of worship) is one of two things that delineates man from the animal – the other being the circuit of wisdom. Worship is different from prayer in that it contains no petition, only the desire of the creature to commune freely with the Creator, and in unstructured and spontaneous form, can be the most joyful experience a human can feel while in the flesh – it is like the wind in the sails of the spiritual vessel – the soul.

“The Creator Father desires worship from His children because He wants to draw personally close to them in mind and spirit and to feed them with his perfect and divine love – unconditional love which is necessary for healthy spiritual growth. It is this intimate connection that is of value to both the Creator and the creature that establishes the foundation for continued life in the grand universe and the adventure of seeking and finding God. Worship strengthens spiritual gravity – that drawing power from the Creator that calls all sentient beings to perfection – to discover the God of all creation.

“How does one worship the Creator? There is no set of predefined methods for this – it is personal and free from rules. You do as you feel, but it is most effective when alone and without distraction. You simply let go of all your worldly thoughts and cares and place yourself in the presence of God. Expressing thanks, gratitude, love, and acknowledging your sonship as a child of God, is one good way to bring you into the state of worship, or it may be simply being quiet with God and feeling that joy that no words can express. Imagine the hand of God reaching down to you, and you, the child, reaching up to God. This divine “handshake” is the state of worship. There is peace, joy, sustenance, and power in the grasp of the Almighty.

“If you have not experienced this needful spiritual connection, I recommend you give it daily consideration.

“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.

In Proportion

Urantia, October 4, 2012.
Mentori Spokesperson.
Subject: “In Proportion.”

Received by Lytske.

Mentor: “Let me state that I am pleased that you listened to my prompt to come to center. You still need to calm your mind so you can come to the center of your being and gain some helpful insights and receive instructions as to what living is all about. A question you hold in your mind is: ‘To whom am I listening?’ This is not important. The important thing is that you are willing to lend me, or any celestial, your inner ear, for this path is open to anyone willing to learn from their elder siblings, visible (human) or invisible.

“Yes, I know that your Beloved resides within you, but may I also divulge that She is the one who gives me permission speak. I speak about your Thought Adjuster-Controller as being a She, because Thought Adjusters through a certain spiritual development of their charges become known by the personalities and the gender of the mortals they inhabit. This always still depends on the readiness and the development of the seed-soul, which is still in its embryonic form but through the diligence of the vessel they inhabit, the Thought Adjusters will take on the personality of that creature at a certain point of that creature's spiritual development, which is the moment when that young person makes his or her first conscious moral choice, and chooses to behave in a moral way.

“Of course, everything is always ‘in proportion’ and with the decisions following that first and most eventful moral choice, the little one will be prompted from within. At first, this prompting from within may go unnoticed, but parents familiar with the fact that such a moment can take place in the life of their little one, and if they are also actively seeking to do God’s will, will recognize that a most important event has occurred as the youngster begins to behave better.

“This is a most significant event after which, or even before which, any observant and interested parent can encourage their children to develop the habit of daily prayer to guide the little one in its rightful path towards a balanced maturity. The child will then grow in the secure knowledge that he or she is in the ever-loving overcare of a Spark from the eternal Creator. This Spark from God, known as a Thought Adjuster, always has a direct link to the eternal Creator, so the person is never bereft of celestial guidance, as this is the method the Creator chose to be intimately involved with all His mortal offspring.

“The listening quality of the mortal is always in proportion to the time spent in the stillness of the heart. Think about this: if God seems far away, who moved? It is simply not possible for God to be far away because of that intimate involvement of every minute of every day. Perhaps it would be useful to remember how much time you spend thinking about that inner Companion of yours. That on-board Partner will always point you in the right direction, as this development is always in proportion to the time spent listening to Her.

“Thank you for listening to my plea, and give this information some thought.”

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

Teachers Await

Michigan, US of A, February 7, 2009.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Teachers Await.”

Received by Chris.

Ophelius: “Yes, I am here, the Circle is here, and we are ready to begin. Good morning dear one, it is I, Ophelius, and this morning I would like to speak to those who would later read these messages, and especially to those who receive the prompts. Each and every one of you has the opportunity and the ability to ask for, and receive a Teacher. There are many Teachers available now to the people of Urantia in this Correcting Time, and we are all awaiting our call to duty. You, dear one, are no more special than any of your brothers and sisters, yet you have taken that leap of faith, have asked, and have received. All are capable, to some extent, according to their gifts, to receive our messages, if they would earnestly seek that spiritual connection, and fear not that they would fail. Even your first attempts at receiving were crude and unorganized, but still our signature was there even in its most rudimentary form – yet, you were not discouraged, and you persevered.

“We cannot ‘pull out of you’ more than what you are capable of understanding, and we can only speak at the vocabulary level that you have attained thus far in your short lives. The greater the vocabulary, the more eloquently we may speak. Those that are less educated may feel inadequate or intimidated by the works of others, but this should not discourage them, for even truth in its simplest form is more potent than any Shakespearean monologue.

“It is helpful for those who would receive, that a pattern of time be arranged so that all the needed resources can be consistently made available to you. We suggest early morning before the mind is fully active, or any time when the mind can be stilled where there is no interruption.

“Now, this I will make clear to those who ask for a teacher: That your intention is pure and your motive is clear, that you would receive truth and knowledge for the enlightenment of your soul and for the benefit of your brothers and sisters. Like attracts like, and when you ask for a teacher, a dispatch is sent out, and a suitable match is found. If your motives are only that of curiosity and sensationalism, that request will be denied. There is no shortage of teachers here, I can assure you, dear one, for we delight in being given the opportunity to reach out to you on the earth plane, and lift you up as far as your faith will allow. For we are bound by the law of free will, and can do nothing until it is asked for. Free will trumps all spirit prerogatives dear one, you must ask to receive, you must seek to find, and you must knock and the door will be opened unto you.

“Good day,
“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.

Visions, Creation and Evolution

Illawarra District, Australia, November 19, 2012.
Secondary Midwayer Bzutu (ABC-22).
Thought Adjuster.

Subject: “Visions, Creation and Evolution.”

Received by George Barnard.

Bzutu: “To be sure, you called on me just now. I called on you earlier and found you unprepared. Let us talk now about visions specifically, rather than prophesy. A vision is something explicit, an event that is visually perceived, like a picture of past or future, whilst prophetic matters may have other means of coming to your attention, and, following such, likely need to be communicated to others to be classed as prophesy. I turn you over now to Another.”

Thought Adjuster: “It could be said, and it is often so remarked, that humans are the least of the Father Creator’s children. I disagree. All Thought Adjusters disagree about humans perhaps being less valuable than are angels, or any other of His plentiful species of offspring. Whereas countless others may well have the service of an accompanying Thought Adjuster, you, the evolutionary children of the planets are indwelt by those very Fragments of the Creator’s Self.

“I, am a very ‘projection’ of the Maker of all that exists, and I function as an integral part of you. Consider now, whilst you are limited by your senses, I as a part of God, and in reality truly God, have no limitations whatever. I can observe yesterday as I can observe tomorrow. Your birth as well as your transition to a new life, and the implantation of life on this planet and the distant arrival of Light and Life on this very sphere, I see as simultaneous events.

“Whilst I make My presence felt in time-space by indwelling you, My home is indeed eternity, which you might see as the ancestor of time and space, and even as the power behind the birth of time and space. Liken the ability of the Thought Adjuster to transmit events of past and future, yes, of events that are happening elsewhere in real time, to your mind, indeed to the mindedness of your soul as a safeguard, perhaps, to the unexpected dangers of evolutionary life.

“Why should this be so? Visions may come as a warning, even as do unexplained knowings, to those who occupy an important space in the mosaic of their time, their family, their nation. In preference they come to those who have taken up their positions in the fabric of society, knowing full well that all in our universes are one, and that we all do not just belong to a family of creatures, but that we represent interdependent cells of an evolving organism, perfection as its goal.

“Visions are proof, one more aspect of proof, that there can be no satisfactory evolutionary success with the exclusion of creative input, indeed, corrective efforts, at times along the way. Evolutionary life is necessarily an unsolicited gift of mortal life by creative powers, to be accepted or rejected by you, capable of promoting you to become wise and experienced, decisive and empathic, all-loving paradise representatives and teachers in the evolving worlds of deep space.”

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