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Ham031404Harmony

Group: Nashville, Tennessee

Teacher: HAM

Topic: Harmony

March 14, 2004

Ham: Greetings, children, I am Ham and I welcome you here this evening. All our time together is very important and precious to me personally. Tonight, let us discuss harmony. The relationships between the three figures of the trinity Ė the Universal Father, Eternal Son, and Infinite Spirit Ė are always absolutely harmonious. As creation progresses outward, there is a gradually increasing potential for disharmony among personalities and among material beings, perfect harmony in a relationship is more of an ideal than a reality.

Human beings are naturally very self-motivated, self-aware, and self-centered. The coming together with another human being requires the setting aside of selfishness. This setting aside of selfish motivation is the only thing that can create the potential for harmonious relationships.

Harmony in the celestial spheres is ever more complete as one progresses from the worlds of time and space on into the higher celestial spheres. In the worlds of time and space, human beings have inherited a great deal of belligerency, a great deal of fear driven competitiveness and the desire to control others. It has been the unfortunate lot of humanity to have been subjected many times to enforced control over free will. Many utopian plans have used the enforcement of conformity as the basis of social harmony. But this is not so in heaven.

As you progress in the heavenly realms, you are given more and more freedom and there is more and more social harmony to be seen. As you progress in these realms, you also progress in the art of self-control, which allows freedom. The greater ones control over self, the greater ones freedom of choice becomes. It has been said the he who control his own tongue is greater than he who controls a city. Growth in self-control is absolutely essential for social progress as well as personal spiritual progress. You are not free if you are a slave to an unruly tongue or unruly appetites. These things limit the choices before you and eventually remove your choices.

It is wise to continually be self-aware. Become aware of the impulse before it is an action. Become understanding of yourselves and do not be anxious about self-assertion. Self-assertion is an "I want" stance. It is focused on self. The Master, on the other hand, was self-forgetful. The body, the ego-self, did not control him, he controlled them. He was not in a hurry to make his views known. He was not anxious about himself.

He taught a unity of spirit. He taught the common effort toward God-knowingness, but never did he require uniformity or that his followers should conform in any way to a set list of requirements. His religion was liberating, never enslaving. His religion was know God and become increasingly like him in your own way. This is the only way to unlock human potential. Each person must, in their own unique growth toward God, become increasingly themselves.

There has been much too much emphasis on conforming to certain beliefs and certain efforts towards enforcing conformity have done more harm to religion than anything else. The Master said many times, I have come to liberate spiritual captives. This liberation is still occurring as his words resonate upon your world.

The only law of God is love. The only requirement the Father places upon his children is love. Let love then rule in your hearts. Let love be your requirement and allow the rest to fall away. Are there any questions at this time?

Q: Ham, may I have a personal message please?

Ham: Yes, my son, you do very well. It is wonderful to have you here once more. Your recovery is wonderful to behold for all your friends, and I am indeed among them. Do not be in too great a hurry to move forward. This effort to come here has been a great strain and as it was said of Abraham, this is noted for righteousness. You have come very far in the spirit during this time of crisis. Indeed, you have come through quite a profound change. Embrace this change. Let your decisions be firm. Move toward increasing self-understanding, and listen to the wise words of your partner and helpmate. She will help to guide you on firm ground. Be at peace my son. You are doing very well.

Q: Ham do you have anything for me tonight?

Ham: Yes of course. You are doing well my dear. Think about the Masterís gentle self-forgetfulness. Think about his continual laying aside of his human desires for each person must come to that point where even in the small things one prays your will be done, Father. This laying aside of oneís selfish desires goes in all areas of life, not simply certain ones. It is hard for human beings to submit themselves to the gradual wearing away of the ego impetus, the ego requirements because these things feel like they are the self. But, the ego is not the self. The ego desires must gradually die for the true self to be born. Is this making sense to you?

Q: Yes, kind of? How do you know. Sometimes thereís a question of whether itís the ego or if itís real?

Ham: You will find as you grow in the spirit that you can see the difference, but in general Jaradís comment (Itís all ego) is correct. Human beings are greatly enslaved to ego, by and large. The Master put it very simply. I do these things not for my own glory, but for the glory of him who sent me. All his actions, all his words were to glorify the Father not himself. Sometimes is it is easier when you can see the goal way ahead to move toward it rather than the thing right in front of you. Is this helping?

Q: Yes, thank you.

Ham: You are welcome my dear. Questions?

Q: Do you have anything for Rebecca?

Ham: Yes my daughter, you must be at peace. Do not worry concerning your work or your personal efforts. Rely on the Masterís hand. Take each step deliberately and above all do not rush. Little by little the way will open. Have patience with yourself and you will have patience with others.

Q: Jarad?

Ham: Yes, my son. You are doing very well. You have great skill and talent. Be completely at ease as you move forward in your work. Take your time and do not rush. All things will come to you. Move forward with great deliberation. You have oriented yourself properly with respect to your spiritual life. Now it is a matter of walking forward.

Q: Could I have a message Ham, please? A lot of transition in my life now.

Ham: Of course, my son. Yes there is transition, but also a definite movement toward love. Love is that wonderful thing that takes you out of yourself and son, you have been too long a prisoner within yourself. The time has come for reorientating yourself with respect to the spiritual life. For a while, the intellectual life has been most dominant. Yes, but the spiritual is coming back and reasserting itself in your life. Your heart is opening and with growth it will continue to open like a flower. This flower is the seat of your creativity. Love is the kernel of truth from which your intellectual life is born. Continue to open your heart for only in this opening is beauty perceived. Only in this opening is truth appreciated and only in this opening will goodness invade your life and transform your soul. Gradually, you are being healed. Allow the Master to heal your soul and your heart. Allow his forgiveness to be completely accepted by your soul and your mind. Have complete faith in the power of his love. Accept his healing, accept his love. All else will take care of itself. Is this helping?

Q: Yes, two questions. Is the stress I have been feeling a result of this growth, kind of a growing pain?

Ham: Stress is suppressed fear. Ask yourself, where is this fear coming from. Am I afraid to experience love? Am I afraid to let go of the intellectual constructions that have limited my world but kept me safe within that limitation?

Q: IN this relationship I am in does if figure?

Ham: Of course.

Q: You are saying to trust that?

Ham: Yes. Can you allow yourself to be happy? Is this making sense?

Q: Yes, thank you.

Ham: You are welcome my son, you do very well.

Q: Do you have a personal message for Charlie B?

Ham: Let me say that for our members who are not here this evening, including those overseas who cannot be here, listen to the words I have spoken to others for they also apply to you.

Q: Do you have any feedback for me this week?

Ham: And for you my son, you are doing ever better. By that I mean, you are continually taking steps that lead you to an ever more God-experiencing life. The pressures of your work life are great and so it is incumbent upon you to seek the spirit whenever you can. Even the quick prayer, Father help me be patient, this can make the difference in your day. Consciously make the effort to connect with the masterís spirit, even if it is very briefly because this connection will grow ever more strong as you do this. Sometimes the last thing human beings thing of is to ask for divine help, but this was the first thing the Master did before any action. Try to develop this habit. It will serve you well.

Are there any further questions? My friends, you do well. You have each come very far. But this has not been without effort, without pain and struggle. Gradually this life becomes easier and less full of conflict as you progress in the spirit. Go then in peace. My prayers and my love are with you each. Farewell

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