Be Great or Be Useful

Alabama, US of A, November 30, 2010.
Unknown Teacher.
Subject: “Be Great or Be Useful.”

Received by Oscar.

Teacher: “It’s only fair that shelter and food should be universally provided for everybody as a birth right. However, at this time, this idea would bring chaos, and in the span of one generation it could bring the total collapse of civilization. The idea is a good one, but it is not the right moment to implement it if we consider the current moral level of the majority of the population.

“All human beings must accept the responsibility for contributing to society in some way. Even those who lack the ideal physical or metal attributes can find a function to fulfill, to help retain the level of civilization. Altruism and compassion are valuable. Loving service to others should not be forgotten, but the young must be educated in such a way that they learn the value of work as a civilizing agent and as an expression of the self.

“Work has two purposes that are equally important: to serve as a generator of income by producing what is required for the satisfaction of material needs; and to provide a service to the group – our personal value to society. Using these two attributes several occupations of your modern civilization can easily be identified as useless. At the same time, many occupations considered as unimportant and of little worth in today's world, can be re-evaluated. Many among you are busy in activities that are only good to make money, but don’t provide any added value for the group. Others work tirelessly without any kind of recognition. The difference is that the first group could disappear without consequences for the future, while the absence of the second group would be immediately noticed.

“The danger of the current situation – the selfish pursuit of fortune without concern about producing something useful, together with the underestimation of certain roles so very valuable to society – is that future generations focus their efforts towards satisfying their ego instead of trying to do something to leave a better world for those who come after. The mindset after the horror of the Second World War was to improve the situation of those times, but today’s civilization is dangerously focused on the satisfaction of pleasures for the self and the achievement of immediate and temporal goals. This is the reason why you can observe a regression in morality and spirituality in contrast with that of the nineteen-forties, fifties, and sixties.

“One of you once said, ‘Many are trying to be great, but few are trying to be useful.’ Open your eyes and let the light of the Spirit within yourselves show the way. World changes are born in the hearts of human beings and it is there that our Universal Father lives and waits to guide us. Those who seek to know the Will of the Father become useful to their siblings and thus are really great in the eyes of God.”

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

Momentary Eternity

“Momentary Eternity”
Something long ago forgotten
by George Mathieu Barnard – May 23, 2012.

It was a relatively warm winter’s afternoon in late June of 1995. Robert Harrison, Chester Newland and William Forester, three mature-age university students, were catching the last of the sun’s warm rays on the steps of dormitory block B.

     I was late for supper, scurrying towards the mess hall when one of them said, “Hey guru George, give us your definition of eternity.”
     I disliked being called a guru, but that was their idea of what ‘a clinical hypnotherapist doing more psych in college’ was all about.
     I stopped and explained to them the nature of eternity and how from eternity time space arrived – words along those lines. They sat there on those steps, mouths open, eyebrows raised in disbelief, but I was surely more surprised about what had come out of my mouth than they were.
     My words had been most explicit and utterly soul-felt.
     There was only a icy cold ‘though better than nothing’ apple pie left in the mess hall, but when I got back to block B, just minutes later, Chester Newland had left. Only Robert and William were still sitting on the steps sharing a last cigarette.
     They stopped me again, wishing for me to repeat my answer to their question about eternity, for it was gone from their minds.
     Well! Neither could I remember those exquisite phrases out of thin air, so I pointed at the sky and told them it had all been sent to my brain and mind from way, way up there.
     And until last night, the memory of the event was gone as well.

* * * * *

Thought Adjuster: “To you, the subject of my future personalizing, our eternal life for us both to be enjoyed, and our prospective oneness, this communication of importance. Well might you question if there was any reason at all for the four of you to understand, if even for a moment in time, the concept of eternity. There is no great prize for guessing that for one of the people at that short meeting the entire effort was a waste of time. However, even in the spiritual realm where a wasted effort can be foreseen by me, the ‘doing of the right thing’ must be observed, even by Thought Adjusters.

“The aim of the exercise was not for you to fully understand the concept of eternity. It was not meant for your friends to understand the concept of eternity. Such is presently, and possibly for a long time to come, an impossibility in respect of the mind endowments any of you can support. What happened there on that afternoon was an opportunity for me to get them thinking about their eternal lives. Only through the cooperation of their own Thought Adjusters were they capable of momentarily comprehending -- mind you I did not say understanding -- the reality of eternity. Indeed, just for a time.

“I thank you for documenting the eyebrow raising event.”

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

A Lesson on Touch

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

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Today in our discussion I introduce the subject of touch. This is new to you, because what is there to talk about on such a mundane subject? My dear one, touch is one of the most important gestures one can make. You have heard several stories of how people ‘were touched by an angel.’ This is not just some fantastic fabrication of childish minds. Indeed it is not. It is the celestial world reaching out to help you stay the course towards your eternal destiny of perfection. The point is that many shrug off what only seem to be little miracles, and pay no heed to the vital lessons they contain. There is also another type of touch, and that is the human touch.

“This touch is very important, and there is an ‘ocean of difference’ in the human touch. It is not just the physical touch but also the mental and emotional touch. You yourself have experienced how a beautiful piece of music can touch you to the very core of your being. The most profound moments in a human life can be through touch, a moment never to be forgotten as it remains vividly alive in your memory, easily recalled when needed. The question arises, are you aware of the impact your touch can have on other people? Think about it and see how often you innocently but thoughtlessly go about your day touching people. I desire that you become aware of how it is that you can make a profound impression on people. They may not even be aware of your touch, but this you do with loving intent and encouragement.

“At the present time, the human touch is very much needed, especially the healing touch. Spirit will use such an occasion to channel healing through you. In this manner, you can become a mighty instrument for good on the planet, because you can touch people who are unaware as to what is happening, and yet, they will feel uplifted in some mysterious way. They will only know that things are not quite as dark as they appear. In the same manner, you can reach out to others by telephone or in writing to inspire hope, and in this manner spread healing light world-wide. This is so needed at this present time, but the most important medium is your sincere prayer-time, during which you are connected with the Greatest Healer of all. You too can become a powerful healing medium serving as a conduit for others.

“To reach out and touch others in your time of prayer is the most effective way of all. However, do spend some time on each person or each situation, so spirit can do the work. You will simply be the channel -- the connection through which the healing power flows towards that person and situation. You simply can have no idea how powerful a sincere prayer from a believing person can be. This can make all the difference to the situation the world is presently in. The Almighty God will honor sincere prayer requests at any time, but these requests also need to be according to the divine will. So, always end your request with the words, ‘nevertheless, not my will but your will be done.’ In practicing this kind of touch, you involve the Divine in your work, and what better collaboration for powerful good in your life could you have?”

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

Just a Little Hint of Faith

Alabama, US of A, November 24, 2010.
Unknown Teacher.
Subject: “Just a Little Hint of Faith.”

Received by Oscar.

Teacher: “It is true that everything the child desires, and is in harmony with the Father’s Will, will always be granted. However, for human beings, the perception of the Father’s Will is so relative and distorted that the granting of the wish almost never happens. The times in which the desires of a human child are in complete harmony with the Father’s Will are very few. However, this could happen, and it will happen during your long individual careers of spiritual growth.

“It makes more sense to do what Michael did. Each time he faced situations in which his mortal mind had no answers, he always said, ‘let my Father’s will be done,’ and he moved on with his life. Many times mortals insist on achieving something they neither really need, nor will it bring any eternal value to their lives, as they repeatedly face failure. It is even worse when after a lot of time and effort they actually achieve what they desired, and discover that they get no personal satisfaction from this, and they have wasted valuable time that could have been used for a better enterprise.

“It is difficult for humans to know what they want, and to put this in reference to their eternal careers. However, the divine orientation lies within each one -- the presence of God Himself that can guide our efforts and our impulses toward activities that provide higher contributions to our spiritual progress.

“You need just a little hint of faith to progressively learn to trust and to let yourself be guided by the One who only wants what is best for you, and can see the end from the beginning. Human lack of wisdom and vision is totally complemented by the presence of the Father inside the human mind. Take advantage of this resource within you and you will be securing your spiritual success.”

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

Say Hello to Love

Michigan, US of A, March 11, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Say Hello to Love.”

Received by Chris.

Teacher Ophelius: “Today’s message is a plea to all you students on the path from your Inner Guide. This Fragment of the Creator, who lives and works in your mind, tirelessly, day in and day out all of the days of your life, wants you to realize and become aware of Her presences within you -- to know the God within personally -- to call to Her by name -- a name that is the highest concept of love that you can formulate in your mind and begin to call on this beloved and divine presence daily, hourly, and in the moments when you are without distraction, to share your thoughts, feelings, and deepest desires, for She is with you and is one with you -- She is you and is your direct connection with the God of all creation, for She is your reason for being.

“The time has come my friends to step up and awaken fully to this infinite resource of love, light, grace, truth, beauty, and goodness. She desires for you to have a conscious relationship with Her, and it is only through this sincere desire by you to want this connection that she will begin to speak to your conscious mind where you will feel Her presence, feel Her admonitions, and feel Her unconditional love for you. She wants to guide you intimately to know the Will of the Creator, and to become conscious of your eternal place in the universes as sons and daughters of the Most High God of Creation.

“She wants you to make the distinction between the illusions of this material world and having the awareness of the realities and the greater eternal values of what it means to be a universe citizen. She desires for you to step into the stillness and into divine communication with Her that she may teach and lead you into the joy of everlasting bliss -- the unconditional love of the Father for his child. You are so very much loved, for the Father bestows this gift of Himself to be like a beacon of light that shall guide you back home to the source of your being where you will stand in the glory of the Father of lights on paradise. She wants you to feel this gravity that pulls you inward to know, to love, to have all that can be given to one so precious, so loved, so eternally worthy as you, my beloved ones.

“Say hello now to Her, for She is waiting to hear your greeting and wanting to share all with you. Make this day the day of all divine anniversaries, the day you said ‘hello’ to your Beloved One. You shall remember this day for all eternity, the day you reached up to touch the glory and marked the day on your heart -- the day you began your eternal relationship with the Inner guide, the pilot to eternal adventures and keeper of everlasting and unconditional love. Come now into the joy of Her embrace.

“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.