Coeur d'Alene Teaching Mission Group
Motivation, Inspiration, Willingness, Perfection
Teachers: Elyon, Tomas, Veronica
September 17, 2000
Elyon (Jonathan TR): I greet you today, I am Elyon. Today I would like to focus for a short while upon motivation and inspiration to contribute my thoughts toward your discussion regarding interacting with others and understanding behaviors that often do not mesh with your own, do not function in consonance with your own direction.
Motivation is wholly a personal force. No one can force another to be motivated. One can encourage another. One can inspire another. One can offer incentives that will foster the impulse that is motivation. But it is in the end truly an act of free will. Being such, the possession of the personality and given that personality is wholly unique, motivation will be diverse. A group of people who choose to function together may at the outset appear to be uniformly motivated. However, as time passes and events occur, it is revealed the diversity of each individual's motivation to be involved. The secondary influences that attach to the shared purpose will reveal themselves.
When we address the spiritual cause to ascend to the Father, to leave the world upon which you dwell today a little better than when you were born into it, to let your discoveries of spiritual realities ooze into the lives of others, we can address inspiration as being from a single source: the Indwelling Spirit. This inspiration is the true bonding between personalities. Understanding that this spark of the Father ignites each soul and that it is the same within you as is within another, you can affiliate with an associate in spite of the personality's choice of free will to motivate in a direction that does not parallel your own.
Last lesson we discussed creativity. We placed it in the context of the growth of the Supreme. As the Supreme grows each one of you and myself are creating what we may call secondary supremacy realities, those that originate from yourself. These are the motivation actions; the Supreme is the inspirational fundamental to all this diversity.
One can be of assistance to another in effort to kindle the drive of motivation. You each do well at supporting one another in your purposes. But I once again direct you to the inner inspiration of the Father's Presence for the most direct input into fostering your motivation to be about the will of the Father and to bring this world closer to Light and Life.
I will allow room for my associates to likewise make their contact with you.
Tomas (Gerdean): I am Tomas. I will visit with you for a while today in support of your tenderheartedness and Elyon's address about motivations and bring in willingness.
You cannot be motivated to be effective without willingness, and willingness is of course a product of your will. The power and authority of the human will cannot be under-emphasised. It is the will, human will, that affords God's will to be done or not be done and to all the gradations of clarity of what His will may be for you, for each individual. One of you may be willing to go into the jungles while another of you is not. One of you may be better adapted to laboratories while another of you is not. Each of you has your own pattern of personality which you must abide by in order to be yourself, to best reflect those values which would be given to your behaviors in your personality expression. Human associations is a course that we will be involved with for a long time. Human Associations 101 is learning how to be the brotherhood of man. The ideals are inherent in your sonship. Your spiritual affinity and kinship is that which draws you to each other and upholds you each in your faith-path and in your fellowship. Yet the manner in which your perceived purpose is put into practice is the kaleidoscope of personality variation that gives rise to friction, frustration, and those agitations which will eventually give rise to greater understanding and ultimate growth towards that infinite ideal in which we place our faith and from whence comes our motivation.
The goodness of God is like a gingersnap cookie. It at first glance is hard and at first bite is sharp, but when it is drenched in the milk of human kindness in your genuine fellowship, it is soft, palatable, digestible, and infinitely pleasing. In your human associations, understand that you are gingersnap cookies and, while hard on the surface, you are all tasty when appropriately dunked in the human experience.
That is all.
Veronica: Ferocious facsimiles of finaliters, I am Veronica and glad to be called to join with you in your associations today. It is a lively circuit board in your area, and many eyes are upon you. It is like watching television to observe your lives. While many days are reruns, there are also live presentations that bring tears to our eyes and would be the equivalent of goosebumps, excitement. There is one thing that is true and certain in our relationships with you; you are not dull in your approach to life. You are to be commended. You are to be appreciated for what you do and what you attempt to do in your understanding of your life with the master and his other children, your brothers and sisters. This is not an easy assignment. It was in some ways easier when you were still in isolation, and you had only yourself and your God Fragment to deal with. The introduction of each other to you has opened a panorama of opportunity, and you have rejoiced in the reopening of the primary circuits.
In your efforts to open other and tertiary avenues of God consciousness between you and among you it is working in the field. Even though you are kin you are still working with each other and learning how to be spiritual reflections of those value lessons that were exemplified in the life of the Creator Son Michael of Nebadon who has taught us how to be the perfect human being, the graciousness and kindness and love that he was able to bestow on those he met, the ways in which he was able to minister in support of the spirit of the people as well as the skill in which he was able to lay to rest the aggressions and hostilities of the fear-ridden kids of his day and age is our inspiration in truth.
It is an honorable profession you have set out to master. Perfection is a slow climb, and you like children are impatient in your short-sighted perspective, expecting yourself and others to have already attained that ideal that you grasp when you are in a moment of worship and communion with God, as you understand God. So I come to encourage you and to support your efforts and your gentle hearts in your freewill decision to be willing to go where you are lead to learn the lessons you may learn in order to teach what you may teach in support of your motivation to be perfect in your realm as he is in his.
Thank you. (long pause)
Speak to me, gingersnap. What is your question?
Jonathan: I've come up with some triangle formulas from the teachers lessons. One pattern is that the corners of the triangle represent the one, the many, and the whole. Another is intaking, processing, and expressing. Today I hear willingness, inspiration, and motivation. I perceive willingness to be the one singular; inspiration of the Father being the whole; and motivation being manifold. I see inspiration to be in-taking, willingness to be processing, and motivation to be expressive. I'm asking for confirmation, embellishment, or correction.
Veronica: There is a child's game that is played by young people in developing manual dexterity. It involves an arrangement of string between the fingers such that all manner of adventures may come and go, rise and fall, ebb and fall, bringing science into their very hands. This tendency towards seeking and delighting in order is a child's game that has dexterity, exercise, also for the mental and spiritual reaches of the student. The ability to put value into patterns in order to demonstrate or perform a truth is a teaching technique that is a part of the intelligence of the species. These kinds of illustrations are tools and toys which the eager mind can take with it into its arena to work, to the marketplace, to domestic duties, and mull around in the mind in order to give it a mental mantra upon which to focus while it reflects upon the values established as the focal points in the configuration presented.
Three is a delightful configuration, for it is so fraught with balance. The initial trinity concept is perhaps the motherboard of all these trinity concepts that provide balance in an understanding of value. It is more consolidated and therefore encapsulated than a linear approach which has a beginning and an ending. A trinity structure has balancing points from which you can go from here to there and back again in appreciation of relationship and association, as the patterns of the string are evidential in the child's game with its fingers. So, you are grasping, your minds are grasping, concepts and being given a framework in which to manipulate, study, and understand morontia reality in a material framework.
I hope my response has not taken all the fun out of your game.
Jonathan: Oh no. You have made me thoroughly soggy in that cup of milk.
Veronica: Keep a grip on yourself lest you fall to the bottom of the cup.
Elyon (Jonathan): This is Elyon returning. I have a small assignment for you this week.
You each have expressed events in your lives which you struggle with, transitional episodes. I would like you, as a clan, a family, to take special effort and pray for one another, each one individually for each other. The Father is with you each, and this concerted and deliberate effort by you all will help to underline the brotherhood qualities of the Father's family. I would be greatly pleased if you undertook this focus.