A Lesson on Rest and the Mind

Urantia, August 6, 2012. (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson on Rest and the Mind.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Rest represents training of the mind to the highest degree. Anyone, who has learned to control his or her mind, can truly become a master in this material life, because to control one’s mind is the most difficult thing to do when it is filled with worry and anxiety. Anyone can be at rest in a blissful attitude and state of mind when everything in life ‘rolls on’ without upsets. However, when the mind goes through a period of negative or disturbing thoughts, which make relaxing difficult, it becomes expedient to call on celestial help, so you don’t have to resort to medication or other supposed relaxing substances. The most sincere and honest way is to succeed in your mortal estate without having to resort to artificial means to achieve the desired result.

“There is so much ‘dishonesty’ in the inducement of relaxation that people will use anything that relaxes them, not realizing that they give their power away to some foreign substance. It is far more ‘honest’ to search the inner self and see what can be done to improve one’s negative habits and in this manner become more aware of the areas one needs to work on in order to gain mastery over the self. Self-discipline is often looked upon as hard work, and people think that they can become perfect without it. There are those, who are completely happy with their negative habits, mainly because they do not know that they are actually indulging in them, and that things can be done very much differently.

“Sooner or later, everyone will get a 'wake-up call' in one form or another. However, many will not heed this call because of indolence and stubbornness. Humans often do not want to change their erring ways, and so they miss out on becoming earnest co-creators with the eternal Creator God. In this way they also miss out on the great gift of being truly alive and setting out to correct themselves where needed. There is not a person living today, who does not have some self-corrections to make. It is very easy to notice someone’s perceived mistakes, and forgetting to work on the self, by overlooking the flaws of your ‘inner environment’. In order to gain the inner peace and soul-rest, which is the ultimate goal in life, it is necessary, and quite a full-time job to keep your impulses under control.

“Therefore, I desire to bring this concept of inner rest to your attention. It will be so much easier to attain a restful sleep without your having to worry about matters which may never materialize. Place your hope and trust in God, for this will strengthen your faith enormously. It is as simple as that, even though this is yet so difficult to attain, because this method of calming the mind with earnest perseverance has rarely been practiced. I counsel you to place all your worries and disturbing thoughts into the hands of God, whenever they arise, especially during the hours of sleep as you start worrying, so you are robbed of a restful sleep. It is so simple, to immediately go into a silent prayer, or seek the Stillness within, so you can overcome this tendency of solving the seemingly unsolvable, which is better done in the waking hours when you can do something about it. Think about this and try My suggestion. I guarantee you that this works.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Try coming out of the shadows, a little at the time—TA.

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Love is the Best Way, Always!

Chicago, US of A, July 12, 2012.
Midwayer Messenger Sharmon (MNO-6).
Subject: “Love is the Best Way, Always!”

Received by Valdir Soares.

Sharmon: “Hello my friends, this is Sharmon. I am one of many Midwayers on this world, and incidentally the best dressed lady in the Midway Realm. We are collectively in service to Christ Michael, our Creator Son and the Sovereign of Nebadon. I am one of His children, and a lightning-fast messenger. My full-time task is to deliver urgent messages from and to diverse personalities on Urantia. As you would say, I ‘keep things rolling.’

“I take great pleasure in what I do because I am serving others, cooperating in their lives, and as a result I also progress in my own experiential growth. A life spent in service is a pleasurable life. I very much enjoy being among you humans, for I find you – our evolutionary cousins – very interesting creatures of God. You are so imaginative, so creative, but, also, more often than not, so belligerent, destructive, and irresponsible.

“You, Valdir, asked me to say something special and helpful to all who will read my message. So here it is, my friends. The most helpful thing that you can do for yourself, and for others, is very simple and very well known to most, yet unfortunately often neglected by many. It is love, my friends. Love is what put this entire universe into motion and evolved it, and love is what will continue to move and progress it into a bright future which we all aim and work for – a wonderful future with much love in it. Love is never too much, as it fits all things, all hearts, and all lives. It is what we need most on this distressed Urantia of ours. If each one of us could make sure to show a little affection every day – both through action and attitude – it will make a big difference to the entire world.

“Evil cannot build anything. It can only destroy, but love builds lives, restores what was destroyed and lifts up the broken hearts of those who have fallen down. In the end only love is what really matters. So, my dear ones, let us show non-stop tenderness to all who cross our paths. The Father showed us the way of devotion first of all. We are all His valued children – low and high -- one big and much-treasured family. Therefore, I could not say good-bye without saying this, I love you all . . . all of Urantia humankind. Please take care of yourselves, because I want you to be around forever! That is all, my friends. Remember, love is the best and only way, always!”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Try coming out of the shadows, a little at the time—TA.

http://www.1111AkashicConstruct.com

Experience a Lollapalooza

Michigan, US of A, August 5, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Experience a Lollapalooza.”

Received by Chris.

Teacher Ophelius: “The message for today is about experiencing a ‘Lollapalooza,’ defined as an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance. What do I mean by this? I’m asking you to break free from the mundane, for your purpose in life is essentially to have experiences and to have them in a very intense way, as you should, living on the worlds of time and space.

“Your life in the flesh viewed from an eternal standpoint can be compared to the intense learning period that an infant child experiences in the first year of life. You are being acclimated for life in eternity – to ascend the heavens and to broaden your horizons in unimaginable ways. Therefore, why would you spend the precious time you have in this very intense environment day after day experiencing the mundane, the predictable, the ‘same old – same old’ things that you know too well. Like the infant who needs stimulation to learn and grow properly, you also need stimulation of varying experiences to properly acclimate yourself to your eternal adventure in the grand universe.

“Do something different, meet someone new, explore some new destination and create those intense extraordinary experiences that will better prepare you for eternity. Would you keep an infant child in his or her crib all day without toys or interaction with others? No, you would not because as a parent, you know that is not healthy for a child and that the child must learn how to be human. And so it is with your Heavenly Father, He also wants you to grow and be healthy – be prepared for eternity. Therefore go find those unique experiences that make your life rich.

“You have heard the term, ‘step outside the box?’ This is what you are to do to maximize your short but intense training on the worlds of time and space – step outside the mundane and have life more abundantly! Your guides and guardians are waiting to assist you in having these extraordinary experiences, for they know that this is the way to accelerate your progress.

“It is through these new experiences that you often re-evaluate your purpose, or you reflect on these experiences in a new light and glean new insights and new values. I cannot express how important it is to explore your world – the people, places, and things in it that can help you to be more than you are. Seek and you will find! Ask and it shall be revealed to you. Knock and the door will be open to you. All you desire to be can be realized in this life if only you have the faith to believe, for the universes were created to respond to your desires!

“Put this admonition to the test today, my friends, and see where it will lead you. You will not be disappointed.

“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“The giving of self, the illumination of truth, and the relief of suffering
are the noblest paths to higher consciousness.” – Teacher Ophelius, 2009.

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Creation and Evolution Revisited

Illawarra District, Australia, August 6, 2012.
Life Carrier Orion.
Subject: “Creation and Evolution Revisited.”

Received by George Barnard.

Orion: “This is Orion, your friend and regular spokesperson for the local contingent of Life Carriers. We carry both human, and animal including insect, even plant life from planet to planet, but obviously not in that order, no. As distinct from plant life, much is needed to sustain human life, thus long periods are required before a planet is at last suitable for human habitation. On most worlds the introduced species are plants, insects, then small animals, larger animals, and finally the best of the human species from populated worlds.

“We, Life Carriers, do this work of adapting and nurturing plant life almost entirely within the local universe sector, unless great advantages in suitability can be had by crossing species from two or more local sector worlds. We may need to also adapt the insects to local conditions. By and large animals of all kinds will adapt and so do the human migrants, generally promoted from the more advanced civilizations. On such planets of standard colonizing procedure the concepts of evolution or creation do not become an issue.

“This is what we will cover today. We are revisiting creation versus evolution and the alarming stubbornness with which the opposing camps arm themselves with the most ridiculous of arguments in order to try to prove their points of view. Neither did the Creator of All put millions-of-years-old dinosaur bones in the ground, just to play a trick on anthropologists, nor did a stray lightning bolt initiate life where there is no God. Well, nothing begets nothing, and the Creator does thing exactly as he likes. After all, they’re His universes.

“Actually, the Creator holds it all together from one split second to the next. We are nurtured. The whole of our universes are nurtured, cared for, sustained, by his Will. And then there are the likes of us who try to be as helpful as we can in assisting the Life Initiator Supreme in caring for His time-space backyard to eternal Paradise. We, Life Carriers, among myriad other species of universe helpers do our utmost best to progress time-space. We are not in the least fussed about creation or evolution . . . evolution or creation.

“Both creation and evolution apply to your world, which is a decimal world. And with decimal worlds we can play a creative game, rather a co-creative game, where we try all manner of building blocks, at times millions of combinations, to attempt to produce a better human, physically stronger, more intelligent, and likely more spiritual. Yet, these are still lifeless building blocks in need of the life-giving spark from on High for primitive life to evolve here, slowly, until you are what you are today, and will hopefully improve more in time.

“Do we then leave and let it happen on your world? Not at all! We can energize and improve the most promising of organisms, and that’s hardly evolutionary, and we can withhold this energy from those with little chance of forward progression. You see, my friend, it’s neither evolution nor creation, but both, the Creator’s choice, and the way untold servants can assist, live exciting lives, and progress in time-space, to be God-like in the end. This is Orion saying thank you for your hospitality and your attention to my words. Adieu.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Try coming out of the shadows, a little at the time—TA.

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The Healing Effect of Laughter

Michigan, US of A, July 29, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “The Healing Effect of Laughter.”

Received by Chris.

Teacher Ophelius: “The message for today is about laughter and its healing effect on the human body. It has been said that laughter is good for the heart and good for the soul, and that is a very fine and true statement. Laughter releases endorphins in the brain that communicate with the cells of the body that are vibrating at a less than normal rate, and it acts as a synchronizer to bring those cells into harmony with the rest of the body. This is similar to two tuning forks of the same frequency, where the first is struck in close proximity to the second, and the second begins to vibrate in sympathy with the first.

“This effect that laughter has on the cells also works on the mind and the attitude of the individual. It raises the vibration of the persona and makes it ‘lighter.’ This is something that is quite measurable. For instance, when someone who is sad, dark, or serious walks into the room with others, they will feel this lower vibration, and this darkened personality will cause the others to lower their vibration unless there is a very strong and bright personality in the room which can overcome those lower vibrations.

“You must not take yourselves too seriously my friends, for it is important for your mind, body, and soul to be ‘light.’ It serves you and others around you well to be in this higher vibratory mode of living. Do you not enjoy a party? What happens when you are in the company of good friends who are loving life? They laugh and joke and lift up your ‘spirits.’ What is happening is that they are raising your vibration in sympathy with theirs. So, what kind of friends do you have? If they are constantly bringing you down, perhaps it is time to find new ones, eh?

“How do you perceive the Creator Father? Do you think He is this solemn and stern judge who barks out commands and is constantly finding fault in His erring children? Why no, for He is perfect and of the highest vibration, and there is no darkness in Him. He is the ‘Bestower’ of humor in the personality and he delights when you are happy and full of joy and laughter because it brings you into a state that is more ‘like Him.’ So, I have just said that to laugh is to be God-like!

“If you are feeling ‘under the weather’ today, my friends, you need to laugh. Go and see a funny movie or call a good friend. Get those slow cells moving and you will heal much faster than when mulling around with a dark countenance. Even if you are uncomfortable, ‘grin and bear it.’ It is better to laugh and hurt than to cry and hurt. I recommend laughter therapy for all of you today.

“Live, Love, Laugh,
“The Circle of Seven.”

Receivers note: I wasn’t sure about what ‘endorphins’ were precisely and after I received the message, I looked it up on Wikipedia and this was the definition:
Endorphins ("endogenous morphine") are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise, excitement, pain, consumption of spicy food, love and orgasm, and they resemble the opiates in their abilities to produce analgesia and a feeling of well-being.

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“The giving of self, the illumination of truth, and the relief of suffering
are the noblest paths to higher consciousness.” – Teacher Ophelius, 2009.

http://www.1111AkashicConstruct.com