Urantia, May 1, 2006.
Teacher: The Beloved.
Subject: “To Truly Attain Inner Peace.”
Message received by Lytske.
The Beloved: “Let us discuss how to overcome your baser creature habits and tendencies of requiring instant gratification. You need to root out those habits that keep you an earthbound creature, without spirit wings to soar before the throne of God.
The influence of the world is very strong with its increasing materialism, so the matter of eternal life gets only cursory attention. Become aware of how ensnared you are by commercialism, enticing you to 'buy this, buy that, a bigger this, a better that.'
Before you know it, you will have fallen into the claws of the god of money, because you have bought into the false belief that worldly goods are the answer to happiness, but that which you truly desire will never be satisfied.
Here is the secret allowing you to truly attain inner peace – the peace your Master Jesus spoke of. He said, 'I have come, not to bring peace, but a sword.' The true meaning of this saying is for you to do the work within yourself by overcoming that baser urge of instant gratification, which will never be fulfilled, but can only be temporarily satisfied.
To start fighting this impulse, you need the sword of self-discipline, to be able to honestly ask yourself, 'do I really need this, or can I train myself to resist, and not give in to this urge?
See if you can gain some ground here. You need a sharp sword to cut away this instinctive creature urge that tries to take over, because the line between needs and wants has become blurred, as the god of mammon and the gratification of the flesh have almost completely taken over.
Peace of mind remains nebulous and elusive to most humans. It is never too late to turn within and search for My still Voice, which ever so patiently waits to be heard, and can give each mortal that peace of mind and rest in their soul, which humankind so earnestly desires and know not how to obtain.
Come into the Silence within awhile, and gain a peace the world can never give you.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
I Am the Satisfaction of Your Soul — The Beloved One.