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North Idaho Teaching Mission Group

Solonia [Seraphic Voice of The Garden]




Communication with the Dead

October 14, 2001

*Solonia (Jonathan TR): I bring you greetings, I make my presence known. It has been some time since I have engaged with you in this way. I am Solonia. It is good to be in your midst to share your thoughts, to experience your vision, your hopes and ideals. It is to ones like yourselves that I come to bring courage, to offer support, to expedite our shared ideals of a better world and of personality improvement.

You know from your studies that personality never changes. Though my life span is centuries upon centuries long -- even more so -- I am still the one who tended the Garden those many years back. Yet I too have undergone development as an angel. I find myself in better standing than even in those days. Personality improvement is not the effort to improve, to fix or better, to change, to recondition, to decorate your personality. It is rather the alteration of the techniques whereby personality learns and expresses. Though personality ever is, it continually discovers greater methods, clearer methods, of manifestation and of divine reach.

When we were engaged in the Garden project it was a primary teaching that the human soul could correlate the events of the material life with the Adamic teachings of the ideals of the spiritual life by realizing that not all that transpires in human events is impacted upon the individual from the external world, that deep within the mind belonging to personality is a creative force that initiates, that wills, that can alter events independent of those activities impinging upon one. In a way, if I may use the word, it is a "pre-sense" a presence. Taking time to foster the relationship with God in stillness is the means whereby we may stimulate creative action prior to the sensory input of the world around you.

Humankind is progressing in the development of art, and this is reckoned a beneficial progressive activity by those who hover over your world, for this is a field for the germination and sustenance of creative output. Imaginative expression gives birth to the new. You have also an institution of athletics, sports. This engagement of human beings; while it demonstrates prowess, stamina, endurance, agility, and the like; it is interactive and reactive to external conditions, the playing field. The two go hand-in-hand, art and athletics. One springs forth from the creative well; the other is interactive with the many beings surrounding one. You do not need to be an athlete or an artist to apply the abilities of both to your life.

When Michael stood before his accusers he maintained a silence. Even the midwayers stood in awe of this manner of Jesus, for many who observed those trying events were charged with the sense of true justice and were appalled by the ignorance and the willing ignoring of true justice by the human beings engaged in the events of that hour. Michael had presence; he drew from his inner source, the divine Father's presence, for his orientation, for his validation. The origin of his actions was from within; they were not conditioned by manipulations of any around him or the well-meant, beneficent desires of those around him such as his apostles. This was his artistic, creative approach. He could have been athletic, as he was many times before the multitudes and the skeptic questioners. He was adept, agile of mind in wrestling with what was tossed before him in an attempt to snare him in theological quandary. He could have been athletic but he chose not, for at that time it was important to demonstrate the solitude of relying singly upon the reality of the Father and His acceptance of Michael's mission and His acceptance of his teachings. No approval was necessary by any around him for Jesus to draw strength in faith.

Gathering as you do in fellowship is an extremely beneficial contribution to each individual through the strengthening of bonds and the realization of mutual struggle, of similar realizations, of tandem experiential growth. These specialized social events of a spiritually thematic nature contribute likewise to creativity, as does your practice of being alone with the Father. And would it not? For have not the teachings of the gospel coupled the Fatherhood of God with the brotherhood of mankind? You cannot have one without the other. All the activities of the Garden incorporated the social element of teamwork through focus. But it was coupled strongly to the teaching that the child and the great God must spend personal time in communion.

The hectic, busy lives of the humans who dwell upon this world today would do well to develop the inner foundation, that strength of being able to stand strong while the winds of change swirl around, to develop the strength of character, that spiritual endurance, to drive forward to your goal in spite of hardship, to continue even when things are running smoothly and tempt you to take a slower stride. I say these things to confirm your continual efforts in this regard. It is not a reprimand to you for lack of effort. I acknowledge your devotion, your sensitivity, and your dedication.

I am happy to be here today with you, and I would take your questions.

Jada: Concerning contact with the dead, our book is so adamant that this does not occur, and there are those saying it does. Can you shed some light on this?

*Solonia: In general practice this does not occur. It is unique to the Correcting Time that some experimentation has taken place, especially on this decimal world. It is greatly monitored by many of high origin who oversee the value and the impact. It is risky to undertake this means of contact due to the relative ignorance of mankind regarding celestial populations upon the world. We hold in our goals a desire that the people on Urantia realize that there are populations of beings throughout the system, and they are not human in origin. It is far more important to us that you discover through contact angelic and midwayer personalities than to re-contact your loved ones of biologic origins.

These experiments, while communicative, are not visitations. They have been transfers of contact from afar involving an extensive cooperation with midwayers and morontia counselors. Do not expect them to be regular, for, as you will realize subsequent to your resurrection, that the engagements with morontia life are so profound and attractive that, though hope continues to linger in your soul for your nativity world, you have much to do and to learn, and the first life has become a fond memory. What we seek is for you to engage with those of us who are assigned to the world you are now on who are here to minister to you. Many do leave this world every day never to return, but many, many arrive here to be of service. They are the ones you benefit from the most in reaching toward.

As the circuits extend themselves throughout the system, greater communication will ensue. The human races will receive communication transfers not only from the higher spheres of morontia nature but eventually from the lateral spheres of evolutionary worlds.

Does this contribute thought?

Jada: Yes. How may we communicate better with the angelic realms?

*Solonia: Some of what I would give as answer is embodied in my address to you today, that of the inner work, inner contact, and the interactive contact around you. Not all personalities that you consider cosmic, supernal, or celestial are interested in this form of communication. Personalities run in types, and some are more interested in your activities and offering guidance in the real time unfoldment of events. Just as some humans find difficulty in extracting and compiling communication, likewise do some from my side of the fence find it difficult to express in this manner to the human mind. While there are those of special assignment in this Teaching Mission, there are many who are assigned in a non-teaching manner yet still involved in the Correcting Time. By deepening your intunement with the divine gift within, projecting your truth realization on your daily events, you can be assured of the associative input of your attending angels, of your assigned teachers, and of the midwayers.

Things become complicated for those who have room in their midst, for not only do we care greatly for your beneficial developments, but we are also acting on behalf of the planetary administration and the administration of the system under many guidelines and restrictions. Your best approach is to be the initiator, the promoter, of goodness and beauty and truth. We will be available to react to your efforts.

Today I speak to you in a situation that is receptive and passive, but what will transform this world is the engaged and active efforts of any one of you. Therefore, to follow Jesus' favorite phrase, to be about the Father's business, is the best technique available.

Friends, I express to you my love in the best way that I can. I stand here in your presence. I draw in the radiance of your souls, and I radiate from my angelic nature to you in return, acknowledging our divine Source of absolute brilliance and spiritual luminosity that we have yet to drink deeply to behold greatly. The time draws closer, though the ages are long, wherein each one of us will stand in the presence of the Greatest of All, to drink deeply of that unfathomable mystery of the origin of reality, to acknowledge the absolute intelligence that could manifest all things, to initiate being outside of itself, and to draw all personalities back to the divine source while yet ever remaining discreet and individual associated with, as well as intimately a part of, the First Source and Center.

I leave you now with but a small comment. When I was assigned to the Material Sons and Daughters on your world we drew the interested to the Garden, trained them, and sent them forth. All throughout the universe are being drawn to Paradise in training to be sent forth. This is the grand scheme of time and space. You may not have been in the Garden project, but there is an immense garden project throughout all seven superuniverses that you are today engaged in.

I leave you with this to ponder.