Recollections of My Life on Urantia - Part 3 - Michael of Nebadon - Questions About Children and Their Growing-Up Behavior - Jul 24, 2014 - Philippines Teaching Mission

Philippines Teaching Mission
Teacher: Michael of Nebadon
Subject: Questions About Children and Their Growing-Up Behavior
T/R: Evan Mariano
July 24, 2014

 Michael of Nebadon: When I was a little boy I used to ask my mother why little children behaved the way they do.  I could see from my other playmates that they were roughshod and given to shouting.  I always wondered aloud why the children were already temperamental.  My mother didn’t have the answers to these questions and she always replied with ‘I don’t know’ or ‘Maybe their parents don’t tell them to behave”.  So it was.  I now want to tell you why.

When children start the growth process, over time they become more independent of their parents and they can do things for themselves.  This natural growth pattern goes well into adulthood and it stems from your instinct to survive.  As children you look at your new capacities in a boastful way but without pride. Children love to do things by themselves like eating, drinking and putting on their own clothes.  These are good feelings.  It is a grand feeling to be independent.

As you grow up you are influenced by several external factors: your friends and peers, the media, the environment, the culture or just about anything that presents a different view from what you held as a child.  All these are agents that will contribute to your growth in a good way or in a negative way depending on the level of your emotions, mind, physical fitness and spiritual beliefs. Altogether they are what will make you the person you will be if you allow them to.

Once you allow negative ego patterns to dominate your mind, then your vision of yourself in relation to the world is not the same as when you looked at your new capabilities as a child with innocent pride.  As your mind is pulled into the ‘ego’ side of consciousness which your animal nature finds pleasing, you will now look at others as ‘separate’ and ‘different’ – more often than not in a lesser degree from where you believe yourself to be.

But if you have cared to be diligent with these external influences and allowed in your consciousness only the positive which your divine ‘Spark’ finds pleasing, then these good values will sink into your mind and you will gain a perspective that is ‘one’ with the world and more attuned to godly values.

Do you know that I was just a lonely kid for most of my early youth?  This was because I didn’t really have any inclination to do what most kids of my time did.  They would usually go off hunting, or find other games to play that to me were not worth the effort and my time.  I would wander all by myself into the hills where I spent my boyhood and there reflect on many things about life.  I had so many questions I didn’t know the answers to and I kept searching and searching.  There are methods to find the truth and all the answers you will ask.  The Universal Father’s love is Truth and I have given you the Spirit of Truth.  Not only will you find the answers to your questions but you will discover His Universe of Love and all that seems to be mysterious if you ask with a sincere heart.

That is why I said ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives’; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.’

And to this I will add now ‘Fight the good fight’.  My children, after you find the answers to your questions, which you will surely get from our loving Father who is within you, you have another job to do which is to look around and find your lost brethren who have allowed their ‘ego’ impulses to rule them. I leave you My peace and My love. Michael.