Asheville, NC, US of A, August 23, 2015.
Teacher: Ophelius.
Subject: “The Eye of the Storm.”

Message received by Chris Maurus.

Teacher Ophelius: “Today, dear one, we would like to speak to you about the ‘Eye of the Storm’ and how to maintain your peace and sense of grounding when everything around you is in chaos and turmoil or in the midst of great change. It is in these times when you need to exercise your faith muscle and focus on what is most important. At any given moment and in any life lived on the planets of time, a time of great testing will come and many will be looking for someone to stand firm in the midst of the whirlwind and point the way forward. It is for you students on the path to be an example and a way shower that these storms of life can be an opportunity to build strength of character and to maintain your peaceful connection with spiritual forces that can help you navigate any situation.

“The practice of self-mastery becomes the key to anchoring your stance when others around you are caught up in the reactions to great stress and turmoil. It is the emotions of lower vibration — fear, worry and anxiety that become the ‘block’ that keeps you from seeing clearly. And so we admonish you to remember these words when the storms of life rage around you. Please know that even when you think you are left alone to deal with these uncomfortable situations, that you are given even greater attention by your guides and guardians who are waiting for you to engage them and ask for help to be sent in the way that is of the highest good — that the Will of the Father be done.

“Sometimes your impatience prevents you from seeing the highest good because the Father’s Will works with the conditions inherent in the fabric of creation to bring about the change needed to fulfill the desire which may or may not be in coherency with your expectations. Sometimes it is only seen in retrospect — after the storm has passed — that you see the brilliance of the divine signature in the outcome. Therefore in this ‘space’ between expectation and realization is where you need to exercise great faith in the assurance that all things work for the greater good — even if that good is harvested in the worlds to come — something that often is not considered.

“There are many perplexities and challenges to deal with on Urantia and many decisions to be made — more so than on most planets in the local universe. Urantia is unique in that it is the bestowal planet of the Creator Son — the jewel of 10 million worlds and there is no other place with such distinction in all Nebadon. Therefore, what shall you do with this opportunity to make the most of your life in one of the most contrasting and challenging training universities in the schools of the universe? Do you succumb to the pressures of the moment and join with those who are confused and lost or will you take a breath and seek for the light and approach these dilemmas with clarity and integrity and take the higher path that leads to a life well lived — in love, compassion, forgiveness and courage?

“Sometimes it is best when in the Eye of the Storm to project your view outside the whirlwind and be proactive to the reconstruction needed to heal a broken world. Go within, dear one, and seek for the solace of the Indwelling Spirit — surrender your fears and know that the I AM IS and always shall be your anchor in the Eye of the Storm.

“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”

Edited by Linda Abell.

© 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. 11:11 Store