The Garden Group, Post Falls, Idaho
Teachers: Solonia, Levona, Malvantra
Stay Excited About The Potential For New Discoveries
New Class - Session #7
January 21, 2000
***Solonia (T/R Daniel): Greetings dear friends. This is Solonia. It is indeed the measure of one's spirituality that is reflected in the way that they handle the disappointments of human life. It is an accepted, though unfortunate, part of human societal culture at this point in time, for people to desire the validation of their disappointments through having others share in feeling sorry for the apparent failures of human desires. It appears to be the natural state of accepted response, to share how sorry they feel for you when things do not go according to your plans. People feel that it is being sympathetic, and hence somehow helpful to the discouraged individual, to be verbally demonstrative in relating their impressions of how insurmountable, how unfortunate, was the outworking of those undesired circumstances. The more Spiritual individual will rather seek to discover the new pathway that is opened due to the blocking of another path.
The step of Faith does not routinely bring expected results, rather it is far more likely to reveal new and previously unrecognized perceptions. The discovery of our Father's will is often made possible through actively finding out what indeed is Not His will. Disappointments, rather than putting you into a place of inaction, should rather stimulate you further to step again; to continue your forward motion; to seek to discover all of those things which are Not the will of our Father, thereby revealing by process of elimination what indeed, truly Is His will. Do not let the fact of results which appear to run contrary to your expectations, stifle the exuberance of your seeking. It is natural to take a moment of reflection to sort out your feelings of disappointment, and indeed it is also healthy, for in so doing is the next step made clearer to you through a better understanding of how your will may more closely co-inside with Father's Will.
Be energized; be spurred on; be excited by the potentials which always seem to be just beyond your reach. For these experiences do in fact, provide for you not only increased growth and maturity, but also a better and more clear concept of what it is that will truly serve you in the unfolding of your highest dreams. You are truly the architects of your dreams. Father, being perfect in wisdom and understanding, will reveal the more Divine way for them to unfold in order to serve the greatest number of people in the most beneficial and satisfying way. It is only when you cling too tenaciously to your own perceptions of what the results Should be (by Your standards), that discordance occurs.
I would suggest to you that you continue as would the little child hunting for the Easter Egg. The successful child is not disappointed when it picks up a stone and discovers that there is no egg there. Rather he runs to look under the bush, or behind another stone, or in the tall grass. He does not become overly concerned about all of the places that he does Not find the treat. Rather he knows and trusts that he Will find it, and More, if only he continues to press onward and look in previously undiscovered places. At the end of the hunt, he will have much that is pleasurable in his basket, because he did not quit looking; he did not sit still while others continued in Their quest. He held firmly to the spirit of excitement in the discovery of the next.
You are becoming more and more like that little child on the Easter Egg Hunt. When you discover that your dream is not to be found in one specific place, that indeed it Will be found in another. You are getting close to finding another Treasure. You may consider us and those whom we work with on This side, as the adults who initially placed the treats for you to find.
Grab hold of, and never let go of the excitement of the Search. The Journey will be fondly remembered even more so than will the arrival. For you, when once you arrive, will very soon discover that this arrival is but the very first step in a new and Higher Journey. What you see now as your Goal, will eventually in retrospect, be recognized as one of your initial baby-steps. You have potential Far beyond what you can even Imagine at this point. Of that we are Certain.
Stay excited, stay active, and stay focused upon discovering what truly is, and is Not, the will of our Father. We will continue to cheer you on, and to offer encouragement as you continue in your steps of Faith, Hope and Love.
Those are my words to you this evening. There is yet another who would address other issues which are also pertinent for this evening's lesson.
***Levona (T/R Jill): Greetings. This is Levona. It is a pleasure to share with you again. Expectations cannot only be a thrill-that anticipation of knowing something good is going to happen-like going to grandmother's house for the week-end. Having expectations and knowing they will happen are joyous expectations. But having expectations when the result-the outcome-is not known, is not a guarantee of excitement or joy. That is when you may end up feeling devastated, discouraged, or sorrowful. Expectations are a human concept. They are tied to ego consciousness. Your ego wants "things" to feel secure. It wants to feel loved. You set yourself up for disappointments with these longings when it is not God you look to, to give them to you. The spiritized person ceases all expectations because the only moment that matters is the moment he or she is in. It is not a consciousness that you are expected to develop 100 percent while you are in your earthly bodies, being humans in process of spiritization. I did want you to understand the difference, however, so that you can continue to find more and more spirit-consciousness, joy of living in the moment, and less and less dependence on expectations of something to come. If you live fully in the moment, every need of yours will be provided for in God's time. For you see, our Eternal Parent knows all, sees all, and He is ever with us. So never doubt how fully He is working to provide you with everything you need, when you need it. And to fill you so full of Spirit that all you ever want is what He sees that you need. That's kind of a tricky little statement. It might be food for thought for this next week. Chew on it for awhile. I love you all. Peace and Joy.
***Malvantra (T/R Daniel): Good evening, class. This is Malvantra. I would like to commend you all on the time you spent with last week's assignment reviewing grief and grieving. Many of you progressed, not only in your personal understanding of the subject but also in reaching closer to your own personal healing. I have but a few more words to say this evening and that is about this coming week's assignment; that of reviewing and being aware of the expectations that you each carry with you. I would caution you to not let go of those wonderful things that you can naturally expect as a beloved child of God. For our Father's Love and watchcare, you may always be excitedly expectant. The expectations, however, are those demands of the human self which we are asking you to assess and leave behind. Expect love and expect Father's Will to unfold in your life. These things, my dears, you can always count on. I bid you good night, and thank you all for your diligence and your openness that you have all demonstrated as we move forward with this part of your education. Thank you, dear ones. We are expectant that great things will manifest through your desire to serve and your desire to heal yourselves and others. Thank you for your participation. Good night.