Illawarra District, Australia, July 14, 2012.
Midwayer Chief Bzutu.
Subject: “Communication.”

Received by George Barnard.

Bzutu: “I find it rather amusing you should ask me what it is I want from you, when, after all, in your silent meditation it was you who ‘linked up’ with me, called on me, made me aware. From discussions face to face, you progressed to sending messengers, posting letters and making telephone calls. You and I contend ourselves with mind-to-mind communication, and haphazard as it sometimes is – not on my part, however – we have been pleased with the results for many years.

“Even primitive humans had their essential alliances. There were small clans, then tribes. In today’s society the groupings are huge, from total inter-dependance in a family situation, to casual involvement with others as one barters, or buys and sells, and any kind of association in between. Modern mankind has an ever-increasing need for a greater circle of associates as life on the planet becomes more complex year after year.

“As the intricacies of Urantia life increase, evolve, there is a constant need for better and faster communications between those of disparate lands, languages, religions, colors and customs, not to forget about the all-importance of thoughtful communication between the sexes. This is the age of communication as well as the Time of Correction, making it ever more important both aspect of interaction are taken care of – the talking by one as well as the listening by another.

“At best, and at our own initiative, we bring you messages that are general, already well rehearsed and understood. Call it ‘Mind to mind 1-0-1’, and delivered one to one to those with whom we have a well-developed relationship. Routinely, however, we are intermediaries together with our Primary Midwayer kin, and those of the Angelic Services appointed to assist all Teachers and incidental Lecturers unable to communicate with you directly from on High.

“Whereas glitzes in communications among high orders are an absolute rarity, we are aghast by what we at times witness at a human level. And I am not here speaking about misunderstandings between humans and ourselves. My comments are directed at you alone. For all the methods of communications at your disposal, there is much more said than is heard. For all the ways you have to get your message across, the integrity of what is conveyed must improve.

“All this so very human misinformation and truth avoidance will improve, gradually and unavoidably, not in months or years, but in time by His knowing, and as one person at a time through Midwayer prompting and human endeavor learns to commune with his or her Creator, and as the ‘parts’ recover, so shall the whole be healed. This is ABC-22, Midwayer Chief Bzutu to some, a planetary helper to many. I say Adieu.”

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

A Lesson on Feelings

Urantia, July 11, 2012 (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson on Feelings.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “It will be useful to discuss feelings, because of the weight they carry during one’s life, and behaviors developed early in life. When there are deciding moments in which a ‘door to greater development’ is closed, a child may take that moment as truth. For example, when a little one is repeatedly told that he or she is no good – worded in sundry negative phrases – the child can only feel bad about the self. Low self esteem may develop from such verbal abuse, the source of which slinks away in memory, to rarely surface because of a trigger, or not at all. The burdens may endure for the rest of the persons’ lives. These are some of the extreme cases I am speaking about. These cases can give rise to sundry mental aberrations, because such individuals may never feel wanted. These sensitive souls might also become loud and harsh people, fighting for a foothold in a world perceived to be antagonistic.

“There is an array of hidden mental irregularity in connection with low self esteem. The abused can turn into troubled personalities, who always ‘need to be right’ because they would otherwise feel insecure. It takes the building of a strong character in a person willing to meet inner problems head on, and work through them by learning different coping skills. Mental resilience can provide new insights and therefore different ways of doing things. Things must not necessarily be done in a way ‘they have always been done’ in the past. Such is non-progressive behavior. You all have the gift of creativity in you to consider matters in a different light. It is what makes all of you the unique beings that you are. Nobody is the clone of another, so it is impossible to always think alike.

“Being around people who are different to you may create a problem in getting along with them. However, it may also open new ways of understanding and empathy on a deeper level. Herein lie lessons which could not be learned in any other way. It is not required that you should be alike, and agree in all circumstances, but it is required that you listen to someone else’s viewpoint and accept the nuggets they contain, for your further personal growth. It is at these times that insights arise which may set one free from bondage – enslavement to the past, ever so redundant because of the fallacies it contained.

“It is very important and very liberating, when you finally begin to realize that all of you are equally loved by the infinite Creator God. You are all equal in His eyes, as God is no respecter of persons whatever standing they may attain in society. This would only bring added responsibility because of the reckoning this entails as to how you attain and disperse of your wealth. The feelings attending you in your life will either lead you closer to the All That Is, or lead you away if they stand as a burden between you and your emotional and mental freedom. In this way your spirit languishes in imprisonment, because it has never been set free, due to your feelings which keep you hostage. Please, you can set yourself free by coming into the Stillness of your heart. It is never too late to start seeking, and practicing My nearness. This is your greatest salvation from the ties which bind you to selfishness.”

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

Spiritual Dreams

Michigan, US of A, July 8, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Spiritual Dreams.”

Received by Chris.

Teacher Ophelius: “The message for today is about spiritual dreaming. What is spiritual dreaming and what is the difference between what you would call ‘normal’ dreaming and a spiritual dream? Normal dreaming can be thought of as the jumbled and incoherent fragments of the day’s events reverberating in the mind when consciousness is arrested and free from the taxing over stimulation of a busy day. These types of dreams rarely make any sense and are difficult to recall after waking – they provide no real value to the soul.

“Spiritual dreams however, are quite different in that they are ‘engineered’ by your Thought Adjuster (TA) and or Guardian Angel (GA) to ‘spiritize’ the mind; to teach a lesson; or to implant a signpost that will be recognized and acted on later during a conscious event. In some cases, knowledge can be transferred or ‘downloaded’ during the dream state for later use in those individuals that may play an important role in planetary affairs.

“Sometimes these spiritual dreams are designed to be quite vivid – using color, sound, and emotion, and they can be recalled with great detail after waking. Often these very impressionable dreams impact the mind in such a way as to change the course of one’s life and are lodged deep in long term memory and are never forgotten throughout terrestrial life – they become part of the eternal memory of the soul.

“Oftentimes spiritual dreams are full of symbolism – symbols you may know and understand and others you may not. Symbols are used as a type of ‘compression’ of ideas and are more easily communicated from the Thought Adjuster to the animal/electro-chemical mind than are language based attempts to communicate – ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’

“Visuals – pictures and symbols are more often retained in dreams than would be ‘hearing’ dialog, and so the TA and the GA attempt different ways and techniques to communicate with you during your life, and when they find that one technique works satisfactorily, they will tend to use this type of communication as often as is required, or when the human mind matures and is more spiritually attuned they may employ a more sophisticated approach.

“When you wake from one of these spiritual dreams it is important that you lay still with your head in the same position and go over the details in your mind repeatedly and try to bring the dream into conscious memory. If you develop this habit of dream recall, you are better able to use the information gleaned from these deeply spiritual teaching moments to guide you in your daily life, which may serve to help you make important decisions or to act on some signpost event that you may have otherwise paid no attention too.

“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.

Live With Joy

Alabama, US of A, December 14, 2010.
Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “Live With Joy.”

Received by Oscar.

Adjuster: “You must find the balance between your survival instinct and your spiritual vocation. I know you desire lasting peace of mind, without the tensions of daily life, but you must understand that these tensions are necessary for your personal and spiritual progress. The trials of life are the lessons you will remember in eternity, and problems you have solved will make you a better contributor to our Father’s plan.

“Be creative. Don’t wish for inactivity, but instead find where you can express your ideas, and how you can create new realities. Are you not already discerning good from evil, or deciding which things bring you closer to God and which things do the opposite? Trust in yourself and in My presence inside you. I will always be there to guide you and advise you.

“It is true that the journey would be much easier if I would daily tell you what you should do, and if you then blindly obeyed. However, our Father has not created puppets. He created unique and individual personalities, intended to be original expressions of God. These personalities must learn to make their own decisions, as our Father does.

“Do not concern yourself with the mistakes you haven’t yet made. Don’t let the possibility of error prevent you from advancing and exploring. Certainly you don’t have to worry about the mistakes you have already made, because they are in the past. Just remember the lessons you have learned and keep living with courage and hope. Everything happens for a reason, and you have the power to make every minute of the ‘now’ important to your eternal life.

“I would like to see you living with enthusiasm, with joy, and in the spirit of exploration. Each day brings surprises and opportunities that are mostly ignored. Human beings have always had the tendency to fantasize about great projects while losing sight of the present, which is full of events our Father offers to help them grow. Remember how the apostles dreamed about the positions of honor they would hold in the material kingdom of their imagination, while completely ignoring the fact that they enjoyed the company and the personal presence of the Creator of this universe. Are you so distracted with your material fantasies that you forgot that God Himself lives within you, waiting for your attention?”

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

Dissertation on Prejudice

Chicago, US of A, July 6, 2012.
Teacher Prolotheos.
Subject: “Dissertation on Prejudice.”

Received by Valdir Soares.

Prolotheos: “Let us take this opportunity to examine a rather delicate topic: Prejudice. Prejudice is by definition a pre-judgment. It means that you have a previously formed opinion about something, that is, an opinion conceived before the acquisition of actual experiential knowledge. For example, you say that mangos taste bad, but you never ate one. It is from a certain perspective beneficial to human beings to be able to form opinions without actually experiencing certain phenomena. For instance, you don’t need to try walking through a solid wall to know that you can’t do that, and know that if you try it, it will hurt you. The ability of passing judgment on situations without necessarily experiencing them, is a characteristic feature of Personality. However, such judgment is only valid if the information you gathered for such a conclusion, is correct; otherwise it will unfailingly lead you to the wrong conclusion. In that instance, the problem is not your coming to a pre-judgment, but your basing it on wrong, insufficient, or inaccurate information.

“Prejudice is generally about people; and it usually involves reasoning containing all three – wrong, insufficient, and inaccurate information. When you judge people based on appearance or stereotype, you are acting with prejudice towards them. The most common contexts in which prejudice surfaces are: race, color, age, sex, appearance, and socio-economic status. It is wrong to form an opinion of people based exclusively on these aspects, because they cannot give you any information about their character. Conversely, it is impossible for intelligent beings to relate to others without having an opinion about them; everybody you know (collectively or individually) has a standing before you; that helps you to relate to this person or group. However, you should not use this evaluation to judge character (‘judge not’, said the Master, ‘lest you be judged’), but to know people better, and to find ways of loving them better. The problem is not acknowledging that a person is of certain color or age, male or female, obese or skinny, rich or poor. The problem is how you use this information – as a means to a better ministry of love, rather than to spread hatred.

“The Father in heaven is no respecter of persons; meaning: Who or what you are does not make any difference to God, because as far as your identity is concerned, it is enough for the Father to know that you are His son or daughter. Your decisions, choices and actions are that which shows how God’s love is perceived by you. He never stops loving you, even if you stop loving Him. However, God is infinitely perfect. You, on Urantia, are at best only just starting your journey towards perfection. Imperfect beings are capable of showing prejudice because they have limited information and limited capacity for handling this information. Therefore, the cure for prejudice is a process: experiential, progressive and even subject to relapses. Notwithstanding, the antidote for prejudice is well known. It is simply unconditional love. So, love people as you love yourself, and you will treat them as you would like to be treated: without prejudice.

“When love is your aim, there is no room for prejudice. I am Prolotheos, always glad to expand these concepts for you. My love is with you.”

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