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A Sharing Network For All Involved With Celestial Contacts

April 1997 (Vol. 5, No.4)




Change, with all the confusion, chaos, doubt and disappointment that often accompanies it, always provides opportunities for new growth. Whether change causes us to make new plans, adjust our attitudes or reevaluate our beliefs, it is a challenge that allows us to learn to trust, to hone our discernment skills and to go within for guidance. Change is like a prism that as it turns allows us to see other facets that had not been visible before. Most of us tend to resist change, preferring the comfort of the known - even when it is not comfortable! Sometimes change is forced upon us and sometimes we step forward courageously to bring about change. Whether we welcome it or dread it, change will always be a part of our eternal career. This we cannot change. What we can change is our actions and attitudes when we are confronted with change. This is the challenge.


Just as our material world is rapidly changing with the new technologies, so is our spiritual perception and experience changing with the opening of the circuits. Let us remain open to the possibilities. Neither rushing to endorse nor to reject that which is new. Rather let us go quietly within and be open to that which resonates as truth within our center. Let us not concern ourselves  with mistakes. We will make mistakes. It is not the mistake that is important. It is the intention, as Michael has said, that is important. Free will is a great gift. Let us use it wisely and keep in mind that if the TRs had not stepped forward in faith to accept the challenge of change and the possibility of mistakes, there would be no Teaching Mission as we know it. Mistakes and all, the teachers and the transcripts have helped us all to grow. This we know. Let change  not divide us, but strengthen us to work together with our own unique talents and experiences to meet the challenges before us. We can do it and we can do it more easily together in an atmosphere of love, trust, acceptance, faith, tolerance and non-judgement - the qualities we have been learning these last few years from our teachers and each other.

For those of you who have been considering attending one of the TM Gatherings, now is the time to make your decision. The planners and coordinators need to receive your registrations promptly. At last count the Boulder Gathering had 81 adults and 14 children registered. Looking over the list, it seems that some of you who are planning to attend have not registered yet. Please see that your registration and full payment are received by JUNE 1.


Thus far, 11 responses have been received for the TM Handbook. Your responses will determine whether this project will go forward for this year. Your input is needed. If you haven't returned your questionnaire, why not get it in the mail today?

 May our Father guide each of us in learning the way to ride the rough waves of change with peace and tranquility in our hearts that we might help others in service to Him.


Allene Vick



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Avis Nicholas

Sarasota, FL


                             * MICHAEL * 

There are no small deeds in My Plan. All deeds are important to the outworking of the Kingdom of the Father. All the efforts, no matter how small are part of the fabric of the Plan. Never think that only large deeds are important. You cannot yet understand the significance of a smile, a happy conversation, words of kindness and other acts you consider small. These small deeds, beautifully performed, can have effects you cannot yet imagine. Gentleness, tactfulness, sincerity of purpose and loving kindness have more to do with the coming of the Kingdom than you can yet understand, REMEMBER LARGE AND SMALL ARE THE LABELS YOU GIVE TO DEEDS. Those are not My labels. All acts of LOVE ARE LARGE TO ME. ALL KIND WORDS ARE OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE. Remember you shall be known by your LOVE, your TACT, your GRACIOUSNESS and your KINDLY SPIRIT. These are the mighty tools of My Kingdom. Please use them in My name, My children, REMEMBERING WHO YOU ARE AT ALL TIMES.


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Couer d'Alene, ID

March 2, 1997 [Excerpts]


                  * ELYON & MALVANTRA *


Elyon (Mark TR): Greetings again this morning, my faithful students and friends. This is your friend and occasional instructor, Elyon. Once again I commend your efforts of devotion to your own personal spiritual growth.


My faithful friend Gloria has, in keeping with her charge, informed you of upcoming events to unfold in your futures. She is indeed well deserving of my praise for her going the extra mile to attempt many new and strange arenas of experience. You all would do well to observe her as a model for reaching into unknown areas of your consciousness, of your spirit, and building and working with these unlit spheres to illuminate their potentials and the many benefits to be derived from this access.


As you all have been hearing through the many lessons we have shared together, there are a multitude of directions to be pursued by each of you, different spheres of your being as yet unaccessed. All human beings possess this multitude of potentials; it is simply a matter of time, of spiritual evolution and progression, before any individual attains access at will to these potentials within each of you. Her statement to you that this is imminently available to each of you was correct as was her statement that the fruits of this discipline are yours for the development, for the effort you put forth in this arena. In previous lessons it was mentioned the reality of the time line and I refer back to this now as a means for you to reflect on the fact that all of these potentials are yours even now. It is simply a matter of your efforts to unlock, to open, to gain access, to develop these patterns, these new arenas of experience. This is not a difficult task, as I would ask you to reflect on our years together, our lessons to this point. You have opened many arenas within your consciousness previously unknown to you. You now enjoy many peripheral arenas of engagement previously unknown to you. At this time we are simply suggesting you engage further with your efforts to access more of these available potentials. It is not a question of whether or not you will expand and increase your spiritual capacity, simply at what point you will do so. This is largely in your hands, as we are entirely subject to your efforts and your will. We can try to lead the horse to water, and we will never cease presenting you with the spiritual waters. They will ever be in front of you. It is simply how much you choose to drink.


As mentioned, we do have guest speakers today. I would acknowledge their presence and desire to turn the floor over at this time to any one of them. I thank you all for your efforts with me. I am with you always.


Malvantra (Gloria): We have made a connection around the circle and are going to try an experiment in which we give you all a word, the same word, and instead of it coming through where you experience the transmission now, it will come through your center, more in your inner awareness. Do not try to figure out what it is supposed to be like or put a definition on the experience, but rather clear your minds of all thoughts as you would in meditation without any expectations. Keep yourselves open and clear of all debris that clouds your minds. We will give you a moment to do this and then we will give the word. (pause)


The word that we gave you was "spring." Some of you may have heard the word; some of you may have gotten a perception of spring, or a feeling. This is something that you can work on with us just by asking in your spare time, as we are always with you. It may take a while to truly experience this new form of receiving words, thoughts, from us. It will make the old transmitter/receiver sessions seem outdated when you get used to this phenomenon, as you may feel it is. It is a matter of making adjustments and not of trying hard to make an opening. Simply move the energy around in order to allow this to happen. Does anyone have any questions?


Jonathan: You mentioned this compared to the present transmitting process. Is it similar or part of "reflectivation" we heard about?


Malvantra: Yes, it is a facet of that. The word would seem as though it sprang out of nowhere within you. It would feel different than your thoughts. When you first experienced the transmission, you felt the otherness and knew they were not your words. This is much the same way other than it will spring up from deeper within your mind, from the intuitive center where before it seemed like it came from outside in. This comes from within your mind.


Jonathan: I find the word "spring" interesting in that it seems to come like a water source, a message springing from within.


Malvantra: That is a very good definition. The wellspring that you have within that can be developed into receiving transmissions in this way will benefit you greatly. Things can come to you even behind your thoughts and can come quite strongly to even push out thoughts you are having. When your devotion to serving the will of the Father is strong, the answers can come strong and quick at those times when you most need them.


I feel there is confusion, and I ask that you let go of the confusion and allow the process to take place, for the confusion is an energy source that can plug up the spring. Let go and do not try to analyze and figure out what it is you are supposed to be experiencing. Turn it over and allow the process. Know that it can happen and how valuable it will be to you in your personal growth and for serving others to have this wellspring within you that you can go to for refreshment and cleansing. The words will be pure and not clouded as your thoughts are. They come from a different source than your thoughts. Let go of the confusion and any frustration you may feel. Settle into the center of your mind, what you feel is the center at this point. You may feel warmth; you may see light; you may see colors. This is the point behind your conscious mind, your third eye center behind your eyes. Go in deeper than you may have gone before as if you are traveling down a path through your conscious mind which you see all jumbled up with thoughts, ideas. As you pass through the conscious mind you start to see clarity. The path widens out, becomes brighter. You see hope, faith, trust. As you keep walking you feel these come into your being. As you turn around and look back you do not see the conscious mind with all its thoughts and tidal pools. You start to feel serenity and peace. Each one of you will have a different feeling in your center, a different perspective. Your Thought Adjuster is close now; your higher souls are close now. You feel like you can reach out and touch them, you are closer than you have ever been before. You look up and see the light of the Father, and it does not hurt your eyes. You know that you can go further into the light even as it becomes brighter. Now begin to walk back down the trail and notice as you are walking that the light is staying with you. Your hope and faith and trust are staying with you. You are not leaving it in your center but you are taking it with you. Walk back out into your conscious mind. Watch as your thoughts watch you and wonder what you are up to. You have found another source to go to rather than just relying on them. They cleared the way for you as you walk with them and your new-found power. Come back out through your third eye out into Urantia. Sense how you feel now, how you can start to expand your mind, expand where you go. You have a new place to explore and discover, and you don't have to get in your cars or on your bikes or [put on] your hiking boots to do it.


We encourage you to do this a lot this week, to discover new realms. We will be working with you, bringing you words. If you sense that this is happening, go with that and do not say that it is not happening, but know that it is. We will bring you words at first, one word at a time. Then sentences. At each meeting we will do this process and bring you a word. Once you feel this and know for sure it is happening, you can develop it further. Are there any more questions?


Jonathan: For those of us with active verbal minds with thoughts that scream by continually, do you have help for us focusing beyond all this?


Malvantra: The analogy that comes to mind is a kindergarten full of children who are all unruly. Even though you may be able to get order for a short while, they are soon running about the room again. It takes a disciplined, conscious effort, and that you go right into your conscious mind. The minute you do that your thoughts stop. Try that. Picture you are sitting in a chair right in your conscious mind, the front level right behind the forehead. Notice how your thoughts stop. Now step back out into the open. Have your thoughts calmed down any?


Jonathan: Yes.


Malvantra: If you do not teach them to calm, take some discipline - in a loving way, of course - they will run rampant. This can become quite hectic if you are constantly going in and out, as hectic as the thoughts themselves. If you create a calmness with the stepping in and out, and you begin to draw the calmness from the center, out into your conscious mind, it will relieve these thoughts, because they think they have a necessary purpose at this time. Send your ego love and don't resist or fight. Knowing that you are made up of different levels, components, you can become one component full of love and light so that all the different components aren't trying to survive on their own. This may help.


Jonathan: Thank you. When you had us sit in front of the back side of our foreheads, I visualized that as the scrolling screen of my thoughts. I had the view of the entire wall of my skull being the wallpaper, a record of all my thoughts. At that point it seemed to freeze, so I was sitting in the middle of this empty chamber not feeling like I was thinking.


Malvantra: It is a matter of mindfulness. Many people eat food and are not even aware of what they are eating. It's just a habit or (Gloria: I'm blocking out the words he's trying to get through) become so much a part of their lives they are not aware. Thoughts are the same way. So many thoughts pass through that you are not aware of what they even are. If you drive the same road everyday you become accustomed to the scenery; it becomes such a habit you are not aware of what is going on around you. Thoughts are the same way. If you become aware of them, mindful of them, they will slow down on their own.


Tom: Is there a word we can practice on this week or do you want us to work on the word "spring"?


Malvantra: The focus of the process is that we are bringing you a word, not for you to focus on a word. The word that we brought to you today was spring. Next time it will be something different. The main focus for you is to let go of figuring out what it is, what you are supposed to be doing, intellectualizing. Allow that an opening be made so we can process the work through. If you want to do this exercise on your own and go into a meditative state and ask us to work with you, if you feel you are getting a word, write the word down, and we can validate it for you at the next meeting. This is part of the coworker endeavor in that we all become one, more of a unit rather than seeing us "over there." We are becoming one unit.


When you are serving your brothers and sisters, it will be more fluent dialogue. This is a running energy you are opening up. When you are stuck with your personal growth, we can bring you answers through this awareness that you have not been able to get before. The mechanism of growth will be much faster. You do not have to stay stuck. Does that help?


Tom: I'll just have to see.


Malvantra: We don't expect you to understand it all now. We ask you not to be hard on yourselves because you don't. It takes time. When you don't know how to do it, it seems hard. But once you catch on, it clicks quite easily into place.


Tom: Transmitting, meditating, I still don't have a clue what they are about. So this is just one more I just don't have a clue about. I'm not very successful at either one, so I'm hoping I might have a chance at something like this. It's starting to seem as confusing as the other two. I need to remember what I am here for all day long, not just when I am here in class but to have a running dialogue with my friends on the other side. Seems like all the exercises, like behind the eyes, between the ears, I still don't have a clue about, and I have thought about them. But things are getting better.


Malvantra: If you do the process of going into your center, first of all you must feel the center of your being. You can go there, but you will have to at some time feel the center, much like if you walk into an art gallery of the most beautiful paintings and you simply walk from one end of the gallery to the other without noticing any of the paintings, you would be missing out. If you simply walk into your center and then back out, you will miss the point of the endeavor today. If you strive a little more each day to go into your center, even if you don't have a clue as to what you are doing, what you are supposed to be feeling, if you will risk each day going a little farther until you actually start to feel the center of your being. . .


Tom: You mean my Thought Adjuster?


Malvantra: No. Your higher self, your center. You have a gravitation point within your mind that is your center, your balance point where the divine can meet the personality, where the soul growth comes about, where the clarity is, where you know without a doubt that God is. You know that you are not a body with a mind but much more. It is a point within our mind that as you reach it, it expands out more and more. It puts you in greater touch with the divine energy so that you become your center rather than your conscious mind full of thoughts. That will become the small stream alongside the large lake. The conscious mind will be the small puddle; the center is the beautiful lake with the wisdom. The conscious mind is the thoughts with the knowledge.


Tom: I don't know what it is that attracts me to even the Urantia Book. I just love the stuff. What we all talk about ; I love it. It doesn't seem to be coming from any center; it's coming from my brain. So I have to make a transition now from my mental process? Sometimes I don't feel love, I feel wired. That's a feeling, but it doesn't seem to have a center to it.


Malvantra: You have all felt your center; you have all been there. When you feel like you are right on, you are in balance, you are at peace, confident, you are centered. You have passed the rattling thoughts to a place that goes beyond all that. We want to show you that you can go there anytime to live from this center rather than going in and out, that it is easily accessible. You do not have to wait until those times when everything is just right, but in any situation It's a matter of what works to get you to feel this energy of your conscious mind. You can feel your heart; you can feel the negative energy when it comes up. Feel the frequency so that you can get in touch with who you are at any time, so that you can learn to work with your own energy fields as they come about, get in touch with them. Negative energy is lower, denser. When you are feeling close to God the energy is going to be lighter. You will be able to sense the two; you will be able to sense them from other people. We want to get you so that you are not just one big mind full of thoughts; there are partitions to the mind, dimensions. One way to that is to learn to adjust to the many energy frequencies that each dimension holds. Don't put a cloud in front of it. Lift the cloud.


Through your search, understanding will come. Don't allow confusion to get in the way of the process. Lower the confusion and ask for the process to come. That may bring you this intuitive thought or word to show you there is another point in our mind in which to receive words and thoughts other than what you are used to. Does that help or did that confuse you more?


Tom: Spring forward, fall down comes to mind. It helps. My old guru said, "It's that deep feeling that stirs within you when you love." When I love I know it, that has center. Meditation and the exercises are like spitting in the wind, I just don't know where it's going to end up.


Malvantra: Let's put it this way, if you were able to build a home with a celestial room in the middle, where you became, when you walked in, pure spirit, pure heart. This is a place to go, an inner room that can expand out and bring you all that you have desired that you may have been looking for externally. Now it is available in this realm of your mind. Now it may seem like a maze to find this room; let go of all that, and it will be easier to find. Trust the process and have faith and allow the Father and the magnetism of your Thought Adjuster to lead you. The one who walks the slower path finds his answers more quickly than the one who is at a fast pace. Pray and ask for help. No one expects you to do this on your own. Any more questions? There is one more speaker today.

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Half Moon Bay, CA - Teaching Mission Group





Olfana: I would remark, here, that synchronicity is not so much something that we "do" in life. Synchronicity is something that we cultivate an awareness of, in life. We begin to discover the many ways in which God is placing markers on our path. And, these markers say, "Follow Me." "This way." "Straight ahead." "Turn here." "Stop." "Res." "Now [proceed." These markers are everywhere within our lives. God is most generous in the way in which He defines our path. It is not God who is amiss here, my dear ones. It is ourselves. We do not choose to regard these markers, so often. We cannot believe, at times, that, if we look, they will be there. We convince ourselves that we are "lost in the confusion," and that there is no trail to follow. And, this is never the case...never the case. God provides! God continually, always, fully, provides for our growth. And it is our responsibility to open our eyes, search for these provisions, trust that they are there, that He freely gives to us -because- we are His Beloved Children. This is the heart of the matter, my dear students. God provides so much for you, and I am encouraging you, as your Teacher, to seek it out.


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3/1/97 [Excerpts]


                                 * HAM *


Ham: Greetings, children. I am Ham. I once again am grateful and honored that you should come here tonight, welcome. Tonight the discussion topic will elaborate somewhat on last week's discussion.


Once more, I am relying on your thought adjusters to help your understanding because this lesson normally is not given until you have reached Mansonia two. The Mansion world life is very different from this life. You have freedom that you don't understand on this world. Freedom that involves increasing self-discipline. You are starting to understand that your time should be used wisely, that freedom does not entail laziness or self-indulgence.


To the mature mind, the life on Mansonia two may seem restricted and regimented, but this is never due to a coercive force being applied, it is the intelligent understanding among its inhabitants who choose to live in an orderly manner that causes this impression. The inhabitants of Mansonia two take great delight in learning, in applying their learning as well as relaxing, socializing and enjoyment of reversion. They look forward to the day when reversion is not necessary, but they are still immature creatures who require relaxation and rest.


It is beginning to dawn on these ascenders, as it should be beginning to dawn on you, that you are educating yourselves and working toward something very great and though it has not been entirely revealed to you, you cannot help but be swept up in the excitement, in the knowledge of working for the advancement of God. It is beginning to dawn on you that you are being entrusted with something sacred. You are beginning to understand that the Father of all creation is giving you his trust.


Gradually, your doubts about yourselves are giving way to the doing of the work that you have been entrusted with. Gradually, you understand that there is nothing more important, even you are not more important, than the goal, the trust, the work. Service gradually becomes an all consuming desire. You are beginning to find your place in the universe and to acquit yourselves well in the tasks you have been given. Gradually, your purpose becomes clear and all the doubts and worries and the hassles and the hang-ups cease to bother you, cease to impede your progress.


The second mansion world is a time of great unfolding, where who you are and are discovering yourself to be and the path that you are choosing become one and the same. There is no longer separation between you and your purpose. You are becoming your purpose as it is revealed to you.


As I explained last week, the second mansion world is one where the Father in the form of your thought adjuster and you are drawing closer and closer within the medium of the mind. So as this is happening, your destiny also is being revealed. Freedom lies in this process. Once you know who you are, who you are becoming, and what you are to do in the Universe, there is no fear, or misconceived idea that can chain you.


There is great power in this knowing, this self-revealing wonderful process. You will begin to have power over the old clinging human weaknesses. Spiritual power is power of self-control. Gradually, this growing maturity and establishment of your true character/identity is stronger than the old fears and weaknesses which once enslaved you. You are given the power to do what you now understand you must do. You must do it as the fulfillment of yourself. You have no wishes that can possibly go beyond what you have been given, so you have no desire for self-betrayal. All you are, and all you will become is now focused toward the goal.


Let me use an example that you may understand. Excuse the crudeness of this example. Mozart was born a child prodigy. He knew his life's calling, his life's work and fulfilled himself through music. This is very crude, but it is somewhat analogous to the all consuming desire that grows within your breast within this time in your development. You simply must be who you are to find your expression.


Your life in the flesh rarely allows you to come to this point in your development, but I would not be teaching this lesson if I thought it was beyond you. Are there any questions at this time?


Q: This is not a question, but as I was thinking about this lesson about the visions our religions have of life after death, and the vision that you have painted for us is far more wonderful and inspiring than any of these.


Q: This is a personal question, is the work that I will be doing to the work for my task as part of this mission, is it similar to the work I will be doing later, the same kind of work, how close is to what I will be doing later? I am curious?


Ham: This I cannot tell you because the work evolves as you go, becomes grander and more meaningful and more fulfilling. I would think that you are on that pathway even now, and so yes, it is similar, certainly.


Q: Ham, during the lesson you repeatedly emphasized the gradual nature of these self-unfoldings. I am sure you had a good reason for that, could you elaborate on that point?.


Ham: The young soul like a young plant cannot carry the full weight of its potential fruit when it is but a seedling. Time is required for the stalk to grow, for the branches to thicken, before the fruit can be borne. Much of what transpires in this life is analogous to the plant's first sprouting to the growth toward the sun but for what purpose, it is not seen until the first buds and the first fruits. As in all things, the process of self-revealing and God-revealing is time dependent. So, never be anxious or concerned about your spiritual growth. See to it that your soul is fed and watered and the Father will see to its growing.


Q: I understand this intellectually, but I don't think I have learned it. I find that I am not patient and that I want to be at that point without covering all the distance in between. I don't know how others feel, but I want to move quickly.


Ham: When you were a child, and were waiting for Christmas, didn't a day see interminably long?.


Q: Yes, I do remember that quite clearly.


Q: A thought just came to me that makes the whole thing simple, if I am right, is that patience and tolerance are an integral part of love and when you get love, you get all that stuff too.


Ham: Yes. Very true.


Q: You said, "You have no wishes that can possibly go beyond what you have been given, so you have no desire for self-betrayal. All you are, and all you will become is now focused toward the goal." I was wondering if it was really possible for us to achieve that state in our lives in the flesh. More specifically I am finding it hard to imagine having such a clear vision of our destiny, so clear that we can see how enormously wonderful it is.


Ham: All things are possible, the flesh is very weak, and the release from it and from the corruption of the physical work really puts you beyond it in a way that is impossible while still in the flesh. So, yes and no.


Q: In the example of Mozart, you are saying that he did have the vision from early on?


Ham: No, just that he lived his life with the conviction of one who did have vision.


Q: Let me see if I understand. This vision or insight, this level of self-revelation is something that we have to allow to unfold gradually over time. There is not a flash of insight or bolt of lightning that will strike us. We just have to be patient?


Ham: Yes.


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Henry Zeringue shares with us another transmission with Jeremiah.


March 22, 1997 5:00 a.m.

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Jeremiah Transmission/han-sen


Jeremiah: Greetings, this is Jeremiah. I am very good and I am beginning to fall into the routine here in this new realm. My coming here, I realize now, is helping to interface with many of the beings who will be teachers and who are teachers. My experiences with T/Ring on Urantia are helping others becoming more effective in their concept and visualizations of this process.


This week I was allowed access to the Father's temple which is a place devoid of all stimulus. My meditations have become more intimate with the Father. The type of mind one receives with the morontia body is far superior to the Urantia mortal type in that it is much easier to control this mind and it has a greater capacity to access spirit and the spiritual. Actually everything from seeing, thinking, feeling, smelling, and knowing; all of these things are greatly enhanced by this mind as well, by the new source of stimulus, the spiritual realm. This realm is truly heavenly in the Urantia sense.


Han-sen: Do you have any information for me? Yes, I sent our communications to Nolus, Allene and the Arcadia group, which I T/R'ed JarEl last weekend. I feel that many people are excited to hear the news from you, and as you may expect, many are experiencing some mental constipation at the possibility that these communications are real. You know, it is interesting in that some people are willing to believe in Spirit beings materializing and coming from the other side to here, but when the reverse situation happens, when mortals translate and go to the other side people have much different concepts about this, especially about the communications. I myself, had to go beyond the limitation of the self/doubt, to grasp the faith-reality of these events. Well anyway, Allene is going to move forward with getting these communications in her newsletter, and the Bakersfield group has gotten confirmation from Langford about you, Jeremiah.


Jeremiah: It is interesting about the time concept from this position; over here, time is not so mechanical. It is more of a reaction from an eternal impulse rather than the mechanical movements of the celestial bodies. So when there is discussion about events planned to interface with Urantia and this teaching mission, it is more related to the awareness and spiritual acuity of the mortal status rather than to a time reference. I myself anticipated Machiventa, Gabriel and others materializing on Urantia, but that the communications were somehow referenced to time from the mortal end and that from the spiritual side the intentions were more from speculation and testing us. I was moved to become more intimate with Father each time I felt such disappointment from anticipating some spiritual and celestial phenomena which didn't materialize. Also, the spiritual personalities here, have the same anticipations in a sense, about you mortals projecting and being motivated to accommodate and accomplish more than your actual situations account for. There is genuine curiosity in the somewhat lethargic mortal state when it comes to spiritual matters. The celestials are having to exercise extreme patience and caution towards the tender, sensitive and fragile mortal spiritual state.


Their expectations are sometimes met with disappointment. So Yes, on both sides there are anticipations, speculations, and little by little the back and forth, back and forth communications and teachings are inching forward in reference to the greater expectations and projections for this world.


Well, I also know that the doubt issue will confront these personal proceedings, but none-the-less we cannot live our lives and proceed forward solely upon public opinion. This is why we are indwelt with a receptive spiritual presence; to help us individually determine our own decisions and to move forward regardless of the attitudes of others. The same is so here, in the sense that this same spiritual presence resident within now becomes a more personal and in-depth connection to the whole meaning of the spiritual realm. It is the individualization of the personality which gives one presence here.


Just as I cannot go back and see, feel and touch each one of you in the flesh; I too must move forward with my growth and learning and let go of my former life in a sense. Learning here is the most immediate work in this realm. It is like being translated from kindergarten to the university and the celestials are seemingly serious about learning.


So I encourage you, HanSen, to continue your practices to move forward and to remain a connecting link between our worlds. You are a synapse to the spiritual nerve on Urantia, connecting and moving information along between our worlds. Continue to believe, for this is truly a reward, here. People on Urantia would not be so fearful and morbid about death if they only knew about these spiritual estates, their reality and their exquisite beauty. This is where they will eventually sojourn. Our task is to help in correcting these primitive fears and fear images with confronting them with Living Truth of the realities of the Spiritual Estates--Talk about your development!


Well good-by for now. Thank you for this communication. Though I miss my friends, I know in time we will all be real-ized in Father on the Father's worlds. I love you Nolus! SHALOM.


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March 31, 1997


Just read the current newsletter...Great. I'm happy you decided to print Jeremiah's transmission. It seems the TM activity is moving ahead by leaps and bounds. I have to stand back now and then and consider it all.


Here are some excerpts from a transmission from Jeremiah.


Robert O'Guin

Chico, CA




Q: Jeremiah, are you there?


A: Yes, Robert.


Q: How are you?


A: I am fine.


Q: I am looking for answers.


A: I know.


Q: Do you recall me from the Spiritfest?


A: Yes.


Q: I would like to believe that you are who you say you are, but my understanding of the Urantia Book is nobody is allowed to return to their planet of origin during the current dispensation; so how were you allowed to travel to Urantia?


A: Yes, you are correct in determining the projections of the Urantia Book. However, my presence on Urantia was solely predicated on the needs of the T/M, a special project. Unusual techniques, methods are being employed to facilitate this end. My process, my being is to serve where needed or required.


Q: OK. How can I be sure it's you?


A: The same way you identify/judge any 'being'. . by their fruits . . .


Q: Yes. . .but, I am looking for words, now. . something to hang my hat on. Your travel and words are mind expanding. They are stretching my scaffolding.


A: Yes. Quite possibly. Your path is one of growth and progress, hence, a constant stretching or expansion.


Q: Thank you, Jeremiah. Anything I can do for you on this side?


A: Tell all that I love them. --to Anastesia, my personal teacher --


Q: Anastesia, how can this be?



A. A teaching mission is one, by its very nature, which includes experimentation, a run off the established path. Pause and consider your experiences, they have changed and expanded you. Some experiences are easily assimilated. Others are hard fought, painful at the moment, but, in retrospect one can appreciate the full value of that moment. Keep an open mind, seek the truth. The TRUTH is what makes us free. ---end--


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Gerry Baker shares Langford's message to the Bakersfield Group about our brother, Jeremiah.


Wednesday, March 19, 1997 9:05 p.m.

Bakersfield, CA


Lnagford: You and the group are missing a dear friend (Jeremiah) who has come to our world and is now a part of it. And I would like for you to know of the joy that this individual brings because of what he had to deal with as a mortal. His brightness and thankfulness that he has expressed to us and to our Savior and to the Father of his ordeals of suffering that he as gone through, and the joy that he has expressed himself of not having these pains of the head that he had. He is a whole person in thought and image of the person that he wishes to be. His love for his fellow men hasn't decreased one bit because his belief in the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of mankind is so strong that it carries him and shows us why we are as we are, encouraging our pupils to be what they wish to be. He has given us more encouragement to carry on with our abilities to reach our pupils and whisper those encouraging words that we whisper every once in a while in your ears. And letting you know that we, with our hand on your shoulder, are there with you, walking step for step. It is marvelous to have an individual as he was, to come to our world and inspire us to go on as we are. It is like, as you say, a shot in the arm, of energy and devotion that he has displayed to us as a mortal being in the world that he lives. Now he is with us. And again, it carries over this motivation that he created as a mortal, energizing us all that much more into being those individual celestials that are assigned to all the pupils that we have. And there are many that are of this class of learning, but even in this class of learning, there is someone that is the inspiration to you as an individual.


The love that he has explained, not only for his living mortal mate, but he has also expressed it in the way he feels of those that he has met in the past, who are the friends of his and his companion. So, now that he is of our world and waiting for his mate, as he has already stated, now it is up to her to carry on with the thoughts and the beings and doings that he began as a mortal. And with the self-determination that this individual (Nolus) has, we are confident that she will do just that: carry on for him as well as for herself.


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Ron Besser has been busy searching the Internet for Urantia Group related information and asked if it would be of use to the newsletter readers. YES, is the answer for many of us who are new at this, have little time and have been overwhelmed at seeing some 5,000 plus listings show up in a search of the topic "Urantia." Ron would be interested in hearing from anyone who has been able to access more of the listings. Ron is using Microsoft and as I understand it could not get beyond the first 500 listings. If you have some experience or knowledge that can help Ron, he would be most appreciative. Ron can be contacted at:


It would be nice if we could pool our knowledge to make it easier for us to search and to have meaningful Internet addresses to give to those who come to us looking for more information on The Urantia Book and related material. In the meantime, what Ron has contributed is a start  is enclosed with this newsletter. We thank you, Ron, for starting this  project and hope that you will soon be hearing from others to help you continue the process of  simplifing the use of the Internet for learning and sharing. E-mail apostleship in action spreading the good news of the kingdom.


ATTENTION BOOK LOVERS - At the end of the Internet addresses is a listing for The World's Biggest Book Store. Not only do they have the largest selection at discounted prices, they also will do a search for books that are out of print.


                       TM FAMILY NEWS


Debbie Roberts graduated to the Mansion Worlds on Sunday, April 13, 1997. For those of  you who may not know, Debbie was the main transmitter for the Pocatello Group until recently. Debbie will always have a special place in our hearts for her contribution to the Teaching Mission. We send our prayers and condolences to her family and to her TM family as her leaving is a great loss to each of them. No matter how much we know it is a time for celebration, the human part of us always experiences grief over the loss of a loved one.


Bill Kelly gave his permission to include the following message as it appeared on the Internet.


Friday, April 18, 1997


Good morning dear friends,


What follows is a transmission on the day before Debbie's funeral which was TRed by three of us. I think none of us wanted to take full responsibility for that kind of a heavy duty transmission, so Daniel consented to spread the responsibility. We each TRed about 1/3rd. Minearisa was TRed by one TR.


I know that under the stress of these last two weeks Daniel and other celestials have been a great source of strength. The validity of TRing has been freshly experienced. Daniel's message at the funeral was a hit and I heard several comments along the lines of, "it was the best part." These were from TeaMers from Wood's Cross. But there was also one woman who said, "Thank you for your music and for the other part you had in the service." I had the honor of reading Daniel's words. So here they are along with the comforting words of Minearisa, which were not read to the congregation as they were for us.




Minearisa: "I am Minearisa. I will begin. This is, of course, not for the record to be spoken at tomorrow's acknowledgement of Debbie's life in human material form, but rather is my message to you, her close friends and associates in our time of bereavement.


Rest assured that Rutha is well attended to while loved and supported, and although not quite awake, which does not jive with Nancy's understanding, will soon be. I desire that you know that you are supported in this time of intense disappointment and sorrow.


As you prepare to take new steps in your faith walk with our Grand Parent, with Michael and with the Mother Spirit, remember that as Letah stated in her prayer, God uses all things for the good. Even the seeming tragedy of Rutha's death with her mortal life being cut shorter than all of you would have desired, will be used for the good. Great personal growth can come from your working through your disappointments and the many other issues associated with Deborah's graduation from this plane to the next.


Remember that for us this is a joyful event, a graduation, the next step, and many of Rutha's dreams will be met. Her concerns for the welfare of her family, her husband and children are well noted. We are not deserting this family with Deborah's cessation of life. Rather can good occur hereto as others grow from learning to support and to accept support. The Parent is not leaving them in isolation. God dwells within each. Celestial support remains in place and, in fact, has been increased. Mortal support is being recruited.


As far as the funeral proceedings tomorrow and your concerns, some of your concerns that the Teaching Mission family and the Urantia community are not being represented in the way that you desire is not of consequence. What matters is that love for Deborah is expressed, is apparent, that love and support is proffered and extended. In the depth of Deborah's being, although such representation would have delighted her, this lack is understandable to her and is a loss rather to some of you which we recognize and offer what solace we can. Know that enormous love and support for these proceedings is forthcoming on our part. Indeed, will this event celebrate Rutha's life as a mortal, will it reach the needs of her biological family members and the friends that Deborah accumulated over her many years of living. You all have the ability, where with all and knowledge to take what steps you need to acknowledge Deborah's life in a way that also serves you. We support all efforts in that direction. With these words I will not retire.


My dear friends, I extend to you my warmest wishes, my overflowing love, my eternal understanding. I will be speaking with you at a later time and am always available for whatever discussions you desire. I am Minearisa, your instructor in residence for this group, wishing you farewell.


                    DANIEL'S COMMENTS

                    AT DEBBIE'S FUNERAL


Dear friends and family here assembled in honor of Debbie Roberts and her graduation from this mortal life. I , Daniel, her teacher, greet you.


You are all here because you are bound to our dear sister with strong bonds of love which death does not break, that misfortune does not crush and which perplexity does not diminish. You do honor to your sister, Debbie, by your presence here today in that you show both your love, affection, and respect.


It was my honor and privilege to be a teacher for your beloved Deborah for many years and to share her life with her in some ways unique to our relationship. Each of you has shared your life uniquely with Debbie as well. The total tapestry of shared love in all of our relationships is a beautiful mantle that she wears.


Have no concerns or doubts that your sister is very much alive beyond this door of death and that she proceeds with confidence in the direction of our homeland. Know that the God of all comfort has shown brightly upon the path that she walked and still walks. The God of all comfort is the God of all light, the God of all truth, all beauty, and all goodness whom Debbie desired to know while domiciled here. Debbie's greatest desire in life was to personally know this God of love and to do the will of God, to live the fruits of truth, beauty, and goodness.


You are aware of these truths for you all were the recipients of Debbie's abundant love and her desire for beauty which she portrayed in many ways through her art, through her essence, her beingness. You all experienced Debbie's goodness and her desire to know truth.


I am not saying that Debbie was not human, no. Of course, she, as all of you, had her very human moments, and yet truth, beauty, and goodness was the direction toward which Debbie headed her life.


As you have witnessed, some of you, the departure of your dearest friend from this world, it is possible that you might think that Deborah's method of departure was the crowning insult to her faith and to the life she lived so beautifully for her Maker. Instead, I would point to the beauty that she had, while not being favored with divine intervention, to live so uniquely a life of faith, to use all that she had in life despite her material handicaps, to be true to her calling, and to minister to her friends, to her family to strangers and to her students.


As I call myself a teacher, in no less a manner would I speak of my friend Deborah in like terminology. She taught me, she taught you...with her life, with her actions, with her endurance, with her strength.


I am blessed to have worked with her and I dare say that her life and the manner in which she lived it is the crowning achievement of that which she held to be worthy and true. Today it is my fortune to speak for her, as so many times she chose to speak for me. All I can do for her is to say what I know she will say as I meet her with her very shortly.... that our God is a great and glorious Being and I am so grateful to have had faith in this Reality. She will be excited for the future and what it holds. Of this I am sure. Have no fear for where she is. It is truly a beautiful place.


Be comforted my friends, if I may call you that, for Deborah is joyous and at peace. You will all be together again. You will be reunited. Of this you can be sure. Fan the flames of your faith into a bonfire which will warm both your heart and those who share your truth. It has been my supreme pleasure to be given this opportunity to address you on this momentous occasion, the acknowledgement and celebration of Deborah's mortal life.


I now extend to you my love and I give you my farewell. Be at peace in the knowledge of God's overcare. Farewell.


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                  UPCOMING ACTIVITIES



       Friday June 20 - Sunday, June 22, 1997


Camp Gifford on Deer Lake 35 Miles North of Spokane, WA



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                            SpiritFest IV


  The Fourth annual California Teaching Mission

                         June 27-29, 1997




The First SpiritFest Pre-Conference Stillness Retreat - Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon June 26-27 - 24 hours of spiritual communion leading into the main conference - optional as a one-day event


Rancho El Chorro in the hills outside San Luis Obispo, CA


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               MISSION GATHERING 1997


                  Snow Mountain, Colorado


                        "LOVE IN ACTION"

                       August 21-24, 1997


If you missed the JANUARY 31 DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING, THERE IS STILL TIME, so get your registration forms and payment in by JUNE 1, 1997..


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                    THE URANTIA BOOK


[The pages listed below are from The Urantia Book published by The Urantia Foundation. If you are reading from the paperback edition published by The Fellowship, please refer to the Publisher's Note for information on cross referencing with the original 1955 edition from the Foundation.]


We know that the Havona of the previous universe age was somewhat different from the Havona of the present age. We deem it no more than reasonable to assume that we are now witnessing those slow changes in the central universe that are anticipatory of the ages to come. One thing is certain: The universe is nonstatic; only God is changeless. Page 222



While resting at the home of a wealthy believer in the Gennesaret region, Jesus held informal conferences with the twelve every afternoon. The ambassadors of the kingdom were a serious, sober, and chastened group of disillusioned men. But even after all that had happened, and as subsequent events disclosed these twelve men were not yet fully delivered from their inbred and long-cherished notions about the coming of the Jewish messiah. Events of the preceding few weeks had moved too swiftly for these astonished fishermen to grasp their full significance. It requires time for men and women to effect radical and extensive changes in their basic and fundamental concepts of social conduct, philosophic attitudes, and religious convictions. Page 1705





The unity of religious experience among a social or racial group derives from the identical nature of the God fragment indwelling the individual. It is this divine in man that gives origin to his unselfish interest in the welfare of other men. But since personality is unique - no two mortals being alike - it inevitably follows that no two human beings can similarly interpret the leadings and urges of the spirit of divinity which lives within their minds. A group of mortals can experience spiritual unity, but they can never attain philosophic uniformity. And this diversity of the interpretation of religious thought and experience is shown by the fact that twentieth-century theologians and philosophers have formulated upward of five hundred different definitions of religion. In reality, every human being defines religion in terms of his own experiential interpretation of the divine impulses emanating from the God spirit that indwells him, and therefore must such an interpretation be unique and wholly different from the religious philosophy of all other human beings.


When a mortal is in full agreement with the religious philosophy of a fellow mortal, that phenomenon indicates that these two beings have had a similar religious experience touching the matters concerned in their similarity of philosophic religious interpretation.


While your religion is a matter of personal experience, it is most important that you should be exposed to the knowledge of a vast number of other religious experiences (the diverse interpretation of other and diverse mortals) to the end that you may prevent your religious life from becoming egocentric - circumscribed, selfish, and unsocial. Page 1129




Jesus taught that, by faith, the believer enters the kingdom now. In the various discourses he taught that two things are essential to faith-entrance into the kingdom:


1. Faith, sincerity. To come as a little child, to receive the bestowal of sonship as a gift; to submit to the doing of the Father's will without questioning and in the full confidence and genuine trustfulness of the Father's wisdom; to come into the kingdom free from prejudice and preconception; to be open-minded and teachable like an unspoiled child.


2. Truth hunger. The thirst for righteousness, a change of mind, the acquirement of the motive to be like God and to find God. Page 1861


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