ARCADIA TEACHING MISSION, Arcadia, California
Topic: PREPARED FOR TM
Greetings dear ones,
The presence of God surrounds us.
The love of God enfolds us.
The power of God protects us from all harm.
Believe in this Mission that He has ordained. This Mission has power over all things, and all circumstance. Dear ones, do not allow fear and uncertainty to increase your doubt beyond that which is desirous for your spiritual growth. Fear of the Truth and the results of the Truth will always make others retract from you. It is true that you know that you know. Search your hearts. Reassure yourselves through the Teachings of the textbook, and these transmissions. They will reaffirm to your belief, and give you strength to withstand the pressures that come against you.
It is our lesson this day to be prepared. Preparedness is a watchword, also, in this mission . You must be prepared in all things in this Teaching Mission. You were prepared physically for your life in this flesh. You were prepared mentally to come to the knowledge of the textbook, and this Teaching Mission. You were prepared spiritually to accept the Urantia Book when it was presented in your experience. Preparation means, the steps and activities that are necessary in anticipation for a particular event or circumstance to be manifest in your experience. Domestically, before one can partake of the meal it must be prepared. A place must be designated to prepare the meal.
A place must be set aside to partake of the meal once it is prepared. You are in preparation of great events in the future. The coming together of all humanity in Light and Life; in knowledge of the Father; and participation in the Teaching Mission. The preparation began long ago, but it continues in each of you. It continues in your daily growth. It continues in the knowledge that you are acquiring through the textbook, and this Mission's transcripts, and the interaction that you have with one another. This is all preparatory to the coming of Michael. To the eventuality of Urantia in Light and Life. It is our purpose as your guides and teachers that we prepare you for all those eventualities.
We have mentioned dragons in the way of your spiritual development. Why do we say "dragons"? Why not name those characteristics as things that are holding you back from your growth? Why do we picture these things as dragons? It is because dragons are myths. They are not a part of your reality. They loom large and fierce, and they strike fear in the beings that perceive them. But they are myths. These things that hold you individually back from your growth are like dragons. They are not a part of your reality. They are myths that you must slay.
You must individually overcome and dispel these myths that are a hinderance to your development, and spiritual growth. These dragons loom large in your perception. They look fiercely down upon you, and you feel their hot breath as fire upon your face, and you tremble in the wake of these dragons. It is through your preparation in this Teaching that you will find the sword that lies in Truth to slay these dragons once and for all.
It is through your preparation by daily seeking the Stillness; by daily reading the textbook; by daily prayer; by daily sharing; by daily loving that you will find that which is necessary to dispel these myths and vanish them from your experience forever. You will rejoice like those of old who stood with their foot upon the dragon at their feet and raise their hands in victory. You, too, will stand upon those dragons that have hindered. You will raise your hand in victory. But most importantly you will go on and receive the benefits of your growth.
This time that we share of Correcting is in preparation for the eternal adventure. It is in preparation of your Teaching Mission. How can you teach that which we desire to impart if you have not taken it within yourselves? How can you give out to others that you do not possess? Prepare yourselves daily for the mission yet ahead. Read the book; study the concepts; familiarize yourselves with the text. These transcripts of this group have much of value. Not because we initiated them, but because of the overall context of the Mission. You do well to study them; to reread and examine. To question and find the answers.
You have been given the benefit of other transcripts. Likewise avail yourselves of the opportunity to read and disseminate this knowledge. Preparedness is important, and should be to you. Prepare yourselves for that glorious adventure of service that awaits you.
I will listen for your questions at this time. I remind you to keep your requests in the areas that we are permitted by mandate to enlighten. You may proceed.
Hal: Hi, JarEl. Welcome.
JarEl: Greetings. Thank you.
Hal: You mentioned the dragons that we shall overcome and hold up our arms in success. You mentioned this with Betty and hers. Is there guidelines or criteria that we may know what our dragons are that we need to conquer other than learning to do the Father's will?
JarEl: These dragons are different for each of you. They represent the roadblock; the things that you find difficult in your lives and experience. The things that hold back from attaining the higher level of spiritual development. You may not have a dragon to slay. It may be a small one. It may be a large one, but it's perception lies with you. Examine yourselves; self introspections is good.
As you seek the Father through the Stillness you are made aware of any shortcoming that you have, and this is the dragon that you must slay to move forward in your progress.
Hal: We each have our own. I assume that is a question of total commitment.
JarEl: If you mean by commitment, you are reaffirming your belief in the Teaching Mission, this will help. Often times we forget our purposes; our guidelines; our directions. This is why you were impressed to read the statement from Christ Michael of the Mission. You felt the need. A dragon was slain.
Hal: Thank you, that helps.
Lucille: JarEl, I think my dragon is being judgmental. And I am trying to overcome it. I gather that just spending more time with the Father and reading the book. And trying to assume more love. But I find that I am judgmental of Kendra, and maybe Hal, too. Are there any suggestions?
Hal: There is a reason to be a judgmental.
JarEl: Yes, dear one. I would suggest that you read how the Master dealt with the apostles in the textbook. There are numerous lessons there that should shed light and clarity upon your particular predicament. With the child it is not a matter of being judgmental as much as it is your desire to guide aright. The generations today versus your time, there is much in distance and understanding that is not the same. Your desire to guide this one must be from the higher perspective. When you address her, it is not casting judgement as much as correcting. You see where she is going, and if this is not a good direction then you must exercise your judgement and knowledge.
Lucille: Thank you.
Dora: Greetings, JarEl. This is Dora.
JarEl: Greetings Dora.
Dora: Betty and Joe spoke sometime ago on their dragons. When I was doing the transcripts, I thought often times about what my dragons were. It seems that when I would be come up with what a dragon would be, I would be able to find an answer on how to slay that particular dragon. Is there perhaps a dragon that you have a perception of that I have not solved?
JarEl: This I could answer, but I will not. I perceive many things in each of you. But as I have spoken before I cannot. It is not my place as Teacher to necessarily point out any lack. There are lessons to be learned. It is better for you to perceive those areas that you need development in personally, and bring them out and share so that all may learn. If I as your Teacher point out certain things to you individually, it becomes a sore point and not a lesson for all. Is this understandable.
Dora: I understand. Hal mentioned commitment, and I was concerned about sincerity--my sincerity. When I bring those issues to the forefront of my mind, I become aware of them and take care of them without making it a sore point in me. I become so busy with too many things like everybody does, but I like to keep the balance with my families and my commitment to the Teaching Mission.
JarEl: Here is your family. All are committed to this Mission. All present desire growth; desire to be in service to His will. His will encompasses all. When you share this great experience of loving yourselves with others, your commitments are being fulfilled. How can we help you more is our daily quest. How can we bring you those experiences that will uplift you and increase your knowledge to prepare you for your Missions? We have stated that your Mission begin here in this setting of this group, and go on into eternity. So it is our responsibility to prepare you, but it is your responsibility to prepare yourselves in receptiveness and obedience. Is this clear?
Hal: JarEl, we have--I believe all of us have a commitment. I believe that is an intellectual commitment. Is it a total intellectual commitment?
JarEl: It is intellectual in the beginning, but it is spiritual at this point. Your prayers have been of a spiritual nature. You have not sought to understand the Mission, but to be a part of it. You have said the Father's will be done. This is spiritual. This is not intellectual.
Hal: Then we grow into the spiritual commitment. Thank you.
Stella: JarEl, this is Stella.
JarEl: Greetings to you, Stella.
Stella: There are times when I have to be led by the hand, because I don't know what to do next. I have tried to talk about the spiritual things.
But I am always held out by hesitancy because the reception isn't there especially with my children. So you're going to have to lead me by the hand, and tell me what to do next!
JarEl: It would appear that fear of rejection would be a small dragon for you.
Marlies: JarEl, this is Marlies.
JarEl: Please hold a moment.
JarEl: Stella, your hesitancy to discuss the spiritual aspects of the Teachings may be in the fact that you have not prepared yourself to do so. Perhaps before you come in contact with these persons that you desire to share with, you might sit down with the text and the transcripts and plot your course. This may help you. Perhaps you might seek the Stillness, and the guidance of your teacher in preparation of these events. Does this help you?
Stella: Yes. I shall endeavor to do that.
JarEl: Thank you. Marlies.
JarEl: Greetings to you.
Marlies: Greetings to you, JarEl. It's a bit of continuation of what Stella said. I think I find it also most difficult to talk about the Urantia book or the spiritual growth with my family than with those who are not family members. And that may be partially due to the fact that we were all brought up in a normal type of church setting, and their belief have gone according to that teaching. Now, like with my son who is living with me. When I bring up the subject of the Urantia book, or that I am going to my Sunday meeting or whatever, he is totally resistant to anything like that.
JarEl: Have you made this one prepared in that the text is available to him?
Marlies: The text is available to him, because it's on my table in my home, and I read it. And I have the transcripts always out on my coffee table. But he is not real open to it at this time.
Stella: Same with my son.
JarEl: Continue in living this gospel. Plant the seed where you can. Contend not with them, but lovingly suggest, and lovingly embrace them. Their time is coming. We live in this correcting time, and all things will be manifest in our experience. Be patient; be loving; be kind; seek beauty, truth, and goodness for them. Their reward will come about, and they shall seek the Father as you.
Marlies: Thank you, JarEl.
Dora: I had an experience with talking with my family about the Urantia book; my sister and her husband. It was the first time that he has openly spoke to me about the book. I feel that the Teachings you and the other Teachers have given me through the transcripts, and the textbook that I did plant a seed and that is all that is needed.
JarEl: Share dear ones at your opportunities. Share these Teachings. Be ready for them.
Hal: My apologies JarEl for our noisy equipment.
JarEl: This is understandable. Speak here.
Joe: In my life as you were speaking about dragons. I see a tremendously huge one that we had previously spoke about, and behind him there are several others. Yet, there was a light lit in my mind when you indicated that to silence these dragons is determined by our perception of them. And is this so? And is part of the slaying of the dragon, of course, to change our perception of it? Is that a sword that we can utilize?
JarEl: Yes, and confrontation. In order to slay the dragon you must go where the dragon is. You must stand before it boldly, and proclaim your intentions. You must say to this dragon: I will overcome thee, depart from me. Wave your sword, and if the dragon attacks, slay it. Feel not it's fire upon you ever again.
Hal: Are not these dragons unreal? If we do the Father's will, they disappear.
JarEl: They are myths in your experience, but you make them real in your perception only. Growth is the key. Spiritual development; moral achievement slays these dragons. Can you not see that you come to this understanding? You have left many dragons behind you. Are you not better equipped this day to slay those larger?
Hal: Yes. As our spiritual values increase we become more spiritual the dragons then become less real. Is there helps in how we can have our spiritual; personal spiritual values grow?
JarEl: The Stillness is the key. We have not given this exercise full following. It will help you in all regards. In closing let me say the Stillness helps you in your preparation.
Take this quiet time, and in sincerity open yourselves to the Father. Seek the comfort of His presence; acknowledge Him there with you. He will destroy the myth of the dragons from your perception. They will no longer be a part of your experience. From that point go forward, do not go back and give life to these slain beasts. Go forward in faith and trust and belief. Go forward in certainty and knowledge of His love that He is with you, and you are cared for more than you know.
My love; my peace I leave with you. Farewell.