Coeur d'Alene Teaching Mission Group
Knowing the Lessons and Dual Nature of Humans
May 17, 1998
Elyon (Mark TR): I greet you today; this is your friend and loving associate Elyon. I would open today's dialogue with the question: What would be the long enduring effect on your lives should these circuits we now employ become silent in your lives? I pose this question as a means of evaluation, for you to determine the effect this Teaching Mission and your contact with the individuals in it have had upon you lives. I state that even if our communication were to be severed from this point on, our teachings and our association have permanently flavored your waters with our lemon juice, have forever become a part of your being. Should you never receive any new insights or further information about your spiritual growth, you would have a large amount of material to refer back to, lessons which have been issued, lessons which have been learned.
Do not carry with you the fear that you are inadequate to the task of restatement in your own words any of the principles or lessons you have been graced with. Realize that your interpretation of these lessons and your restatement of them allows you to add your own flavoring to the water, as well. This is a positive effect on the outcome, as you have much to offer in your sincerity, your genuine desire to be accurate and correct, true to the source. It is inevitable that, through the human vehicle, changes will occur from one telling to another. This is normal, to be expected, even desirable to the end that it becomes personal. It becomes a personal experience of yours to be related to others. This adds very much to the material, making it much more than the sum of the lesson and your interpretation of the lesson when it is also your personal experience with the lesson.
Truly the best way to preserve these principles and lessons you work so diligently at internalizing is to live them. This takes time; to incorporate these lessons and to live these lessons is a process you are just now beginning. You should not expect to have mastery over the diverse topics that you are exposed to in this Teaching Mission. You are only expected to try and, wherever possible, to incorporate these lessons into your daily life. This is where they truly become your experience.
I daresay that each one in this room has had such vast growth that you are far more adequately equipped than you give yourselves credit for in mastery over even the most basic and rudimentary aspects of these principles. The rest will come as will time. Your only consideration should be, as it has been stated, to live as a tadpole all the while realizing your destiny is as a frog. Your surety is as something more than you are right now. The best way to achieve this growth is to fully live and immerse yourselves in the principles to the best of your capacity. Talking the talk is far easier than walking the walk. You will discover that walking the walk is a much longer process, a much more intense process than the discovery of these principles through your mind. I must at this point praise each of you in this room for your undertakings at doing exactly this and encourage you to keep up the good work, to keep striving forward in your progression, and to embrace as many of these varied teachings as you are capable at all times.
This is how others around you will witness and receive the most benefit from the teachings, from the attitude you have about the teachings. It is not your job to convert anyone or everyone. It is your job to convert yourself fully to the highest ideals you possess. Others will follow.
I would return to a subject approached last week, the subject of dual nature. We have referred to dual nature many times to speak of the difference between your physical, animal presence and your eternal soul. They are in apparent contrast. They are two opposite, divergent ends of reality. Your soul and the divine fragment within you are anything but material. Yet they are resident, housed, surrounded by your material being. The two coexist side by side, complementary. The two serve each other side by side. One without the other is, at this point, inadequate. You are not capable at this time of being a purely spirit being. At the same time you are far more than simply a material being. The two are so intermingled at this time that in this existence it may even be hard for you to separate. They are coexistent, mutually beneficial factors.
It would be helpful if you could attempt to see your divergent aspects of gender as being another instance of your dual nature. All aspects are resident in the Creator; all aspects are present within you. You are simply given a physical surrounding which dictates which will be the dominant force in this life. Realize that this physical vehicle is simply a temporary step in your eternal career. It is rather a matter of chance as to which gender you inhabit this time. It is merely an experience for you to have in your ascension and for you to take with you as a reference in your career. This is your only time when you will be looked at in your physical state and determined to be either this or that; in your morontia conditions you will be released from such strict categorization as occurs on this world. In a morontia state it is far more apparent that these differences are merely aspects of the same oneness. The sex you are born merely presents each individual with their own set of challenges to overcome.
As you have been told, a Thought Adjuster gives no consideration whatsoever to the gender of the individual to be indwelt. Every being of a higher spiritual nature is beyond consideration of gender as an important issue, so that the teachers, your angels, your Melchizedek friends, all do not categorize you as you categorize yourselves, either as one or the other. However, in this life you do grapple with issues of being categorized and segmented into a portion of the population. This is only one of many challenges you are presented with in this physical existence. Just like your physical body, this is but a temporary challenge to you; one to be shed just as your material vehicle is now.
This experience, however, can be valuable to you in that it can provide you with a unique perspective on the separateness of these aspects. You will carry with you your experiences of the issues you had relating to your gender throughout your ascension career. This provides you with a greater depth of understanding and compassion and also provides you with the ability to recognize similarities and differences in the gender arena. As has stated before there is no better or worse, superior or inferior, preferred or not; they are simply two aspects which must work together to form the whole. It is indeed one of the supreme challenges of your existence here to be free of judgment based upon gender as well as any other physical or spiritual aspect you may choose to observe. It is one more hurdle to overcome in this life, to look at someone of the other gender and realize that they are not so far different from yourself. To break down the stereotypes involved in your everyday life, to allow for . .. in the inclusiveness of both genders.
I sense there may be an opportunity for questions at this time. I would be happy to address any that come to the surface. Perhaps another teacher would speak.
Jonathan: Last week you mentioned that we inherit both male and female qualities from our parents. Many of our deficiencies from the nativity planet will be eradicated on the mansion worlds, and the things we wish to pursue we can, if they are still worth pursuing. Will there be an opportunity to express our latent side? Will that have relevance there?
Elyon: Without a doubt, you will in the course of your ascension be encouraged and provided with the opportunity to experience traits of both genders. You have, as I mentioned before, these traits resident within you. It is merely an aspect of expression. You will be encouraged in certain phases of your morontia stage to experience these latent tendencies so as to provide a well-balanced experience.
One of the many imbalances you grapple with in this existence is your gender qualities in that, as a certain gender, you expect and are expected to have certain characteristics and qualities. This can be very stifling to the desire to be expressive of other than these qualities. On the mansion worlds this stifling effect is removed, and, indeed, the opposite is encouraged. The experience and expression of the many facets and aspects of your being are greatly supported and encouraged.
Mankind tends to want to feel he is either one thing or another, either here or there, either this or that. It is helpful in his mind framework to give him a reference. In your later career you will come to embrace the fact that you are composed of a wide variety, not here or there but both, not this or that but all. It is simply which is expressed at any one time as the dominant force which provides you with these external characteristics. So, you may look forward to being encouraged to express the many facets of your being, not simply the gender characteristics you are now familiar with.
Jonathan: You also mentioned that analyzing the tips of a twig does not reveal the trunk of the tree. This mansion world experience won't necessarily give us the opportunity to cross-dress, but it will point us to the essential twofold quality of God we know as the order of Sons and the order of Daughters. By discovering this twofold nature in ourselves, we will get to that more subtle manifestation of God.
Elyon: Indeed, your male and female characteristics, although crude in your society's interpretation of them, still provide you with the reference that there are two tendencies, two approaches to be had, each one valid, each one complementary to the other. To have a species of only one gender would not provide balance. It is having the contrast to witness that balance. It is in having the union between the two that balance is attained. It is a theme which echoes from on high, the dual aspects working together to form the total. Again, it is done in a rather crude, physical form at this time, but in essence the reality of the contrast and the complementary nature provide you with some limited exposure to this necessary dual nature.
Jonathan: Having recently read the papers on life evolution, the development of plants that propagated from spores was convenient, but the development of sexual procreation made for diversity. The interchange between the genders benefits our cultural reality.
Elyon: Precisely, as I illustrated last week with the two strands of DNA which are necessary for the total to occur, when the potentials of the male and the potentials for the female are assimilated the opportunity for a new combination of the two arises, giving rise to, not merely a copy of the one or the other as a spore would do, but producing a completely unique pattern unto itself. This is the value of having the separation of the genders, that each union between them is capable of an entirely different combination, as you would see in the combination of the DNA. This combination is unique to each individual, even though every individual is the culmination of the union between an average female and an average male.
Mary: Thank you, Elyon, for your comments. I have found that certain traits in myself may be suppressed due to societal preferences. It's hard to go against these values and express other aspects of my personality. As you are not in a position to say what our faults are, I realize that my pursuit of this is my concern, but I appreciate your perspective that, whatever my results here, the mansion world experience will assist in bringing out otherwise unexpressed aspects of my personality.
Elyon: Indeed, that is the entire function and purpose of the morontia existences, to accommodate and make provision for experiences that have yet to happen. As the ultimate goal is a well-rounded experience, it is necessary to acquire numerous experiences of divergent nature. It is not possible in any one life, especially in this beginning existence, to accommodate that need. Therefore, when you begin your morontia existence you will be provided with ample opportunities to transcend any hurdles you had yet to overcome on this world as well as many you are yet completely unfamiliar with.
Jonathan: Are you implying we don't understand each other?
Elyon: I am implying that there are many experiences that at this point you are incapable of even fathoming which you will encounter and possess as part of your ascension career through the morontia experience. There are also many that you are aware of now which you will, indeed, pick up and work on further positively and some negative experiences that you will carry with you to be further embraced in your experience. As you mentioned before, it is also possible to continue on with a project or educational experience which was incomplete at the time of your transition. So, this morontia experience is widely adaptable and caters to your needs and requirements and will no doubt provide you with this contrast of experiences so as to produce a balanced, well-rounded, total experience.
Jonathan: At a party recently there was a family of 3 boys; the youngest boy commented on how his mom takes time to get pretty before going out. I must have been his age when I noticed the differences between moms and dads. At the time I didn't understand the burdens society puts on the appearance of women. How intricately all these patterns of training and genetics work together.
Elyon: Yes, and it can easily take this entire lifetime to even rise to a level of acceptance of the other gender as being on a level equal to your own. This may be a sad comment of the evolutionary process, but it is true that you, as a species, are so overwhelmingly dictated by physical appearances that transcending this one obstacle in your lives may be more than you, as an individual, are able to do in this life. This is not a problem; you will have ample time to overcome this separation, this feeling of differentness from the opposite gender. You will come to learn that they are merely separate aspects of the one whole, as I mentioned before. You pick and choose which aspects you will manifest and which you will not. There is no right or wrong approach; it is merely expression of the individual.
I would offer one more bit of unsolicited advice. As you are aware and as we have been discussing, the morontia realms are near at hand. By this I mean that, before you all will even accept the reality and eventuality of this, it will be upon you, that time is both your friend and your adversary in this life. You are, in a sense, losing the time you have here day by day and week by week. This is not to be seen with fear or trepidation or undue concern. It is, however, perhaps to be seen as a motivating force. You will all make the transition smoothly and easily to your morontia state. Indeed, you are arguably more well-equipped to make this transition than many others. That is a certainty; it is a given; it is an eventuality. How soon this happens will seem to slip by, it will seem to go more quickly than you may be ready for it. I, therefore, as words of encouragement for today, leave you with the attitude of making the most of this time you have here. It is a short time.
You are now coming to bear great fruit of your spiritual learning. Realize that you are now in this fruit-bearing stage and that this stage, as all stages, has an end to it. You need to be aware that the clock is ticking in your case. It is only important in this life that you even be concerned with this, but it is a factor in your life that you are all progressing toward this transition period to the morontia phase, and your welcome there is sure and certain. It is your work here which is left undetermined at this point.
There is this wonderful window of opportunity you have that is not enjoyed by every mortal on your world of spiritual expansiveness and motivation to be useful with your spiritual wisdom. Seize this opportunity! Take this day! Take this week; take these years left as we work together in your life to be as fruitful as possible to have as much growth as possible, to even experience all that there is to experience in this existence as you take these experiences with you, and they become yours eternally.
Remember and enjoy and sense and feel what it is to walk this earth, to be among your brothers and sisters, to grapple with the issues which surround you, and look forward to what is ahead. Don't ever be in such a hurry to be somewhere that the journey is missed. Be ever ready to smell the flowers, observe the beauty that is present here on this first of your incarnations. Just as your Creator Son did when he was here, experience this life to the fullest and realize that this is a one-time experience for you. Never again will you return to this material existence and have to even grapple with issues such as gender, such as the dual nature of animal and spiritual. This is a onetime experience for you. Learn all there is to learn; embrace all there is to be embraced of this experience. Take this with you so that, as your experiences become modified and changed over time, you have this as a reference in your library just as the master now has a reference in his library that he also walked on this earth and was among your brothers and sisters. You share this with your Creator Son. Take it with you. Cherish it always. Be of good cheer.
That is all I will say. Thank you.