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Group: North Idaho Teaching Mission Group

Teachers: Gabriel, Elyon

Topics: Change and Volition

November 2, 2003

* Gabriel (Jonathan TR): Greetings to you all. I am Gabriel. The nature of all creatures who have the power of volition is to direct the string of events that occur in your lives. It is inherent in will power to function as an orchestrator. It is the nature of time and space to continually flux; never in all your observation will you discover permanency.

You will observe a relative degree of constancy, but even this will alter as time proceeds. Since volition has the ability to manage change as it occurs, it naturally will seek two forms of function: one is to stabilize change thereby softening transition. The benefit is continuity from prior condition to a subsequent state of being. The drawback is a tendency to resist adjustment to a new position, to a new standing, to a new orientation. Its other quality is that change in time and space can be directed. It can be oriented such that some degree of random results may be eliminated and a goal or an ideal realized.

The simple mechanism of change then becomes development or evolution as in the case of a personality growth. Success in adjusting to change is to approach with two perspectives: one, acceptance, and two, I will use the word "appointment". You who welcome the agitation of spirit, who welcome the influence of celestial assistance, who are ever alert to the extraction of meaning, the impress of profundity, are well developing the acceptance of change, for you have accumulated experience that testifies to the benefit that such alterations in your life have brought.

You are also increasing your skill in appointing change to a desired result. As you have enlarged your soul capacity you have developed personal skills and a sensitive working relationship with the Divine Presence that resides within you. This condition increases the power base of your will, and you are able to direct change to achieve results that foster your spiritual upliftment, that assist your fellows in need. At one point in your development of spiritual maturity change was much like wind wherein you found it difficult to hold things in place when the winds of change blew. It was buffeting, disheveling, upsetting, disquieting.

Then as you accumulated experience and wisdom you discovered the ability to harness change, to sail with change, to take to flight. Soon it came to your observation that change was a means of transportation to new levels of being, and you welcomed the change. Following such an ascension your horizons expanded; your map of life became more visible, and you discovered your ability to steer through change, that the winds of change may blow in any single direction, and you could sail in numerous other directions with the assistance of that change. Then you came to trust that change of an upsetting nature worked for good as well as a welcome change did. As there is no steady state of constancy in the temporal realm, the development of the ability to accept, to adapt, and to apply through change is your greatest skill.

Welcome such shifting in time as you would gasoline for your motor vehicles. Take it in, let it provide the power whereby you may steer your vehicle. Let it create the energy that you may rise upon and go in the direction you choose. It is an ever present current, and you have the ability once in motion to go in the direction of guidance and of your personal goals. I encourage you all to continue in the development of your abilities to rise with the transient shifts of time and to leverage that energy input towards your advancement as a child of God, as an aware and conscious cosmic citizen. I am more than happy to take comments from you or to address your questions.

Kirk: We might have some heavy changes coming since you only come to help in major changes.

* Gabriel: Yes, civilization on Urantia is climbing an extremely steep hill. If you could observe other worlds within our Nebadon, you would find skills and equipment, if I may use that term, that assist civilization in such steep ascents. These skills are developed within the human race over centuries, and the equipment I speak of, the planetary administrators, are also available to aid in the climb. Urantia lacks this preparation, but nonetheless has civilization proceeded. You are now climbing with fingers and toes, so we have come to toss you the necessary gear to make the ascent. My Father and your Father is no respecter of persons, so we are here to aid all of you to reach the crest to see over the top, to witness before you the new valley, the new land wherein Urantia may further grow, harmonize, and fulfill its potential.

Evelyn: From our perspective civilization ascending a steep slope is pretty daunting as far as wanting to help the process. It's reassuring that there are personalities in those positions who have what it takes.

* Gabriel: As with the individual so with your entire population. There is naturally the occurrence of the development of other-consciousness. Initially all things revolve around self. Over time more selves are brought into the conscious arena, and decisions and behavior are adjusted accordingly. With your technology you have entered into a global era and are having to make the same adjustments an individual does as a young child. There is resistance, a desire to isolate, and there is present power structures which wish to dominate the collective rather than share it. You will make the adjustments; there will be difficult times, and you are assisted and aided. Eventually your world will undertake the same process on a larger scale when you enter into interplanetary relationships. That is quite a distance into the future, but it is important now for you as a world to interrelate as would a family with ideal qualities. That is a significant task in itself at this time. I pledge the assistance of many ministers, of many angels.

* Elyon: Greetings to you, this is Elyon. I enjoy having the company of Gabriel. With your interest he is much delighted to extend friendship. As you increase your spiritual vision you will be delighted to witness the form and pattern this brilliant angel takes. Even to me who has been to many worlds and have risen the ascension ladder some ways, Gabriel stands as a mighty figure, and I am honored to have him with us today.

Kirk: As are we. Coming from him, telling us to accept and grow from the change is pretty powerful. It means to me that change could be rough at times and to hang on to celestial help for the truth and beauty that comes from change.

* Elyon: Yes and I would draw a close by adding my two cents worth, as you say. One cent is to be flexible. The second cent is to apply foresight. If you are flexible to change and apply foresight you will find that you will welcome such shifting. When Michael came to your world he did so to fulfill his mission as a Michael Son and also desired to reveal the Father to His children.

Much change occurred in his life that he had to adjust and adapt to and to use to fulfill his mission. Some of what impacted him eliminated his previous plans for his mission. But he pursued, altered his goals, maximized his time, and trusted in the guidance of the heavenly Father to work in the lives of his associates to continue his mission even in his absence. I extend to you light and love and peace, and I greatly value our friendship. Kirk: It's nice to hear from you Elyon. You've become an old friend. * Elyon: Thank you, friend. Farewell.