Teachers: Machiventa Melchizedek, Ahshah Melchizedek and Sondjah Melchizedek
- Infinite innate potential
- Invite your Thought Adjuster to guide you
- Opportunities and difficulties in your life
- Am I ready to receive?
- The final test is when you engage in an opportunity
- A question on personal catastrophes
- Accepting the challenge
- You cannot mandate how others will receive and use your information
- Time limitation and making choices
- Managing resources
- Team leadership and relationships
- Developing team cohesiveness
- The future of civilization
- Ahshah’s closing remarks
Transmitter/Receiver: Daniel Raphael, PhD
Team members present; Roxanne Andrews, Craig Carmichael, Liz Cratty, Doug Dodge
December 18, 2017
MACHIVENTA: Good morning, this is Machiventa Melchizedek. It is good to be in your presence once again, thank you.
1. Infinite innate potential
Today, I wish to borrow a lesson from Rayson’s lesson book and talk to you about your innate potential—your infinite innate potential. This is a lesson which was given long, long ago and now needs to be shared again. We have spoken to you often in the past that you were born with an infinite potential within you, that you have capabilities of expressing that potential in ways that you had never imagined, and that you can become an incredible instrument of Christ Michael’s work and of your Thought Adjuster’s work. What you have asked is, “How do I do this?” and first of all the answer is that your Thought Adjuster guides you and directs you, makes suggestions to you and when you are open and receiving of its guidance then it mentors you consciously in the approach of your life to develop that infinite potential. As you may not have imagined the infinite potential of your innate capability is empowered by the infinite capacity and ability of your Thought Adjuster, the God presence within you.
2. Invite your Thought Adjuster to guide you
When you have the presence of mind to invite your Thought Adjuster to guide you in the development of your life, and to express all of your potential then you have invited the infinite potential of the God presence within you to assist you to unlock, unfold, and implement the infinite potential which you brought with you at birth. Now, this is a simple lesson, but one which has very intimate repercussions on your ascendant journey.
3. Opportunities and difficulties in your life
As you move forward in your life, you will be greeted with opportunities; you will also be greeted with difficulties. They both offer you a means of transcending the past of your life to make improvements. You have within you the ability to see through those developments positively and constructively. You have a means, an insight, the wisdom of your Thought Adjuster to guide you in the unfoldment of your infinite potential, even when you do not recognize what that is, even though you do not know how to work through this opportunity. And, yes, some of the opportunities you will pass by because you do not recognize them, you may not feel that little inkling, that little urge within you to explore that opportunity. Some of you simply disregard it out of hand as irrelevant and unimportant. However, it is an invitation without any responsibilities at that time other than to explore it just for the initial moment so that you are able to come to understand the opportunity and then consciously, and with your will, decide whether to follow that opportunity or not.
4. Am I ready to receive?
There is a challenge for you in your life when you can articulate this infinite potential to yourself and ask yourself, “Am I ready to receive?” and some of you will not ask the question, and some of you who will ask the question say “I am unworthy or undeserving, or that it is just a falsehood that I have this capability.” But the truth is, Dear Friends, you do have the ability, you have the infinite capacity and you have the will to decide—it is your decision. Let us examine the measure of your ability to receive: How much are you willing to receive? Are you willing to receive the infinite expression of your own potential? Or do you put limitations on yourself? Do you have confidence to unlock that infinite potential? Do you really trust confidently that you can unlock that potential and develop it to the greatest ability? This is dependent upon your beliefs, your basic beliefs about yourself. If you do not have confidence in yourself to unlock that infinite potential even in a miniscule way, then you will limit the ability of your Thought Adjuster to act with you in concert to unlock your infinite potential. Do you see that you are the limiting factor in the expression and development and implementation of your infinite potential?
If, for example, you were hired onto a new job with incredible opportunities and your employer said, “This is the array of responsibilities that you can accept that are presented to you, and you can accept any part or all of them as you wish, and you will be compensated and paid accordingly. Do you wish to supervise 3 people, or would you like to supervise 3,000? Would you like to make $50,000 a year, or would you like to make $250,000 a year?” The employer would say, “The limiting factor is your confidence to handle the responsibilities that you choose. You will be compensated accordingly, but when you over-reach yourself and your capability, then they will be withheld from you and your pay will be diminished accordingly.” Now, as you estimate your confidence to accept what you can responsibly handle, how much would you accept? This is the discerning factor of your spiritual growth and puts you to your own design limits. Will you be able to ask your Thought Adjuster to assist you in those responsibilities that you can capably and confidently handle and fulfill?
Let us take another example: Let us say that a humanitarian project you have been working on drew the attention of a multi-billionaire, one who has an altruistic bent to life, who saw that all of his or her money was for nothing unless it assisted others to live as well as he or she does in their own lifestyle. And let us suppose this billionaire was attracted to a program that you had devised, and that he or she came to you and said, “I will offer you and open-ended, unlimited fund to implement your program that you have designed. How much money are you willing to accept to implement your programs?” And the billionaire would say, “And remember, that if you over-reach yourself, and yet you misuse this money or simply invest it in stocks and bonds and treasury notes, and do not use it fruitfully, or you make bad decisions in its use and you squander the money, then it will be withheld from you and the service that you desire to give other people will also be withheld from them. How much will you accept? Do you need $10,000,000, a $100,000,000, half a billion dollars, or a full billion dollars? No strings attached, other than the qualifications I give you.”
Now, My Friends, when you think of your personal lives and your use of such money, how much would you accept? Remember, it is not there to be used for self-aggrandizement, other than the salary you would make that you would assess to yourself as you work through your program, equally as well as the earnings that you share with your employees. How much could you willingly accept with confidence, knowing that you could fulfill the requirements that the billionaire had mandated, and also come to be of greater assistance to those you would serve? This is a true measure in your own monetary terms of how much you can accept confidently, and your own spiritual mastery.
5. The final test is when you engage in an opportunity
We know that most of you would like to win the lottery, and we know that you would like to have a new car—maybe 4 or 5—and that you would like to have a house, or a mansion—or 3 or 4—and that you would like to go around the world a number of times and eat wonderful cuisine in many different nations and cultures. And then what? How would you express the infinite potential within you? What is the limit that you would go to in developing your egoistic needs and self-aggrandizement with this money before turning it into use for others? And you—you who follow Christ Michael’s mandates of the Correcting Time in its various forms and missions—how would you handle this situation? What would you do? Would you go back to reading your transcripts and your Urantia Book, and spiritual books, or would you begin to develop a program to help others? This is not a simple question, and it is not a rhetorical question. This is a pragmatic, practical question which your Thought Adjuster has been urging you to accept and to work with. And remember, the final test is while you engage in an opportunity such as this you get to explore that infinite potential within you and continue to lead the adventure of your spiritual career.
If there are questions concerning this you are most welcome to ask them. I might add that if you have no questions at this time and you would like to ponder them for some time or the next few weeks, you are most welcome to do that. Standing to the side of me are both Sondjah and Ahshah; you might know Ahshah as the Melchizedek who helped This One write the book, “Sacred Relationships: A Guide to Authentic Loving.” They have something they wish to share in their lessons.
6. A question on personal catastrophes
Roxie: Machiventa, I do have a question for you. I have been counseling an individual lately who will be able to benefit, I’m sure, from your opening remarks. The problem that she is facing is that just one catastrophe after another happens either to her or in her immediate family; these are both health concerns and financial ones. How come certain individuals like this seem to have so many catastrophes as this? Is it related to their spiritual growth, or lack of it?
MACHIVENTA: It is neither. It really has to do with the pragmatics of living and making choices. As you look back over the history of this individual you will find that he or she has continued to repeatedly make the same error of judgment in those decisions that affect his or her life. You must see these maladies as a symptom, they are not the cause. You and this individual must search for the original cause of these difficulties. When that is discerned, then there must be decisions that empower the development of positive outcomes. I am well acquainted with your situation as we have spoken many times about it. This is an aggravation to you and it is an aggravation to this individual and their family. It is one that needs resolution, but one that requires courage, fortitude and personal self-discipline to implement a decision and then follow through with it constructively with the support of others. Is this clear to you?
Roxie: (Pause.) Yes, it’s just that it is difficult to watch this go on over and over again with no resolution for the individual and her family, but I see your point.
MACHIVENTA: If you want to take it from a spiritual perspective, she cannot unlock the spiritual potential until she makes decisions that empower her to move ahead constructively in her life. I understand your situation and her situation clearly, and I am reluctant to say further for reasons of privacy for yourself and her.
Roxie: Thank you, Sir. I appreciate your comments.
7. Accepting the challenge
Liz: Machiventa, thank you for your opening statement—I am quite taken by this challenge that you’ve given us today and you have given me a lot to ponder for the next couple of weeks. I do have one question: As you know, Jeff and I had a very productive meeting with the President of the Honor’s College and the Director of Curriculum of SOU a couple of weeks ago when we met with them about our curriculum for the course we’ve designed, “The Introduction to Planetary Management.” There were excellent suggestions for what we had prepared; they both seemed to grasp the entirety of what we are trying to do, so I thank you again for your assistance with this. Jeff and I are very excited about moving forward.
Our next step is to revise our materials in line with their suggestions, but I am stuck on one suggestion that they had. I understand and see the wisdom and the brilliance in the design team model, and I want to present it to the students as it was presented to me, but these decision makers believe it is more important to have the students design their own design team model. They said we can lead them by the hand, so to speak, but these are smart kids and they are going to want to be co-creative in their own right. I’m having a hard time letting go of what I think to be the perfect way of making value-based decisions, sustainable decisions, using this design team model as I have come to understand it. Can you give me some guidance as to how to proceed with this?
8. You cannot mandate how others will receive and use your information
MACHIVENTA: Yes, thank you for your question. First of all, you cannot mandate others how they will receive your information and how they will use it. The best way of learning, of course, is experiential. What we suggest is that you present the model of the social sustainability design and validation team with its values and its procedures to the class. It is important that the roles and the values be understood by the students and that they then have the latitude to develop their own team model and see how it works. Those who choose to use a different set of values will muddle through and find that what they are doing does not work. The work of the design team has been validated many times and is circular and integral and consistent because the values are consistent. The students will also get stuck on beliefs; they will think of beliefs as values, whereas they are simply interpretations of the fundamental values that have sustained your species. You will necessarily see them muddle through and fail, and failure is a necessary ingredient of them proceeding onto the right directions. Failure, in other words, provides a validation for integrated circular system of solution finding using these values. This process will prove to be very useful to you, and in fact you “must”—and I put “must” in quotes, as it is not mandatory—that you encourage them to try other model systems and in your own mind you will know that they will fail and that you must be prepared for their failures and know how to explain to them why they failed and why they are having difficulties in proceeding and this will also substantiate and validate the model that you are teaching. Does this resonate with you?
Liz: Absolutely! Absolutely; I understand completely what you are saying, and of course that is the missing piece that I’m having, as I want them to get it exactly the way it was given to me, but of course I understand that they have to try it out on their own. Thank you so much for that; that answers a big piece of my question.
MACHIVENTA: I would further add that you do not use the term “co-creative design team process,” as this is reserved for the use of a Transmitter/Receiver and Melchizedek as members of the team. Rather use the “design and validation team process.” Would you consent to that?
Liz: Of course.
9. Time limitation and making choices
Craig: My Thought Adjuster may lead me to recognize new opportunities many times and maybe some sort of infinite potential in me to accept and explore those, but I live in a world where there is time and there is only so much time, and so sometimes I am almost aghast to start exploring a new area because I recognize that it’s going to take a lot of time and take time away from other areas that I’m exploring. Perhaps you could comment on that, please.
MACHIVENTA: My first comment is factual, but it is “tongue in cheek,” and that is you will have a wonderful time in the morontial realm with so much time available. My second point is that you must discern the importance and priorities of your work. You do recognize and you do see the infinite potential of options within your mind for different opportunities that come about. Part of the process of coming into wisdom and being an effective agent of Christ Michael and Nebadonia is to discern where you can be most effective to support their work. This may mean configuring a new architecture for a computer chip; it may be many things, it does not necessarily have to be in the social sciences or other sciences or health sciences. You can explore this in many ways, but it is important for your own ascendant journey to make a contribution that is meaningful to you, and that you know would be meaningful to others. It is not necessarily that this contribution has to be incredible, magnanimous or have a civilizational impact of that magnitude; it could be even a small thing of assisting your neighbor’s child going to and from remedial reading classes—it could be many things—but it is important that you begin to focus your energies on something where you can be productive. And even if you were unsuccessful in your whole life in producing something, at least you have worked through the process of discerning and have made a choice and have asked your Thought Adjuster and your teachers and angels to assist you, which also assists you in growing wisdom in your soul and the choices you make for eternity.
10. Managing resources
Doug: In your analogy about having the billionaire offer unlimited resources, it makes sense in business; you have to be smart enough to hire [someone] smarter than you to manage your business. And thinking of the resources of a billion dollars, I would need someone smarter than me to manage that resource, and that also taps into the idea that that’s where I need to have the key and let my Thought Adjuster be the one smarter than me to help me manage those resources, so I get your analogy that you were posturing there. Thank you.
MACHIVENTA: Excellent. Thank you.
Hearing no further questions addressed to me, I will now step aside and let Ahshah and Sondjah discuss with you.
11. Team leadership and relationships
AHSHAH: This is Ahshah Melchizedek; it is a pleasure to address you once again after such a long period of time. As you know, my expertise and my team leadership involve relationships, relationships that are particularly constructive, helpful and assist individuals to grow into their spiritual potential that lies within them. This is a well known area of our work, and as This One and I have written about a sacred relationship, it is where you have the consciousness and discernment to see each relationship as a venue for you to learn about yourself and where you need to grow. As you grow to become a spiritual master you will realize that the irritations of others and the things that made you so angry and upset in the past were really speaking to your weaknesses within you. And as you questioned yourself, “what is it within me that makes me so irritated when this person says this thing or acts this way?” and then by asking that question, you will find an answer that you need to address in growth. And as you grow through each of those problems and grow in your spiritual career, you will move from an apprentice to a journeyman to a master, and then to teacher. You will still be learning the lessons of the students as you work with students, and as you see within yourself the areas that you had to work on before that are now reinforced. With that you will have confidence, confidence that you can engage in new situations with new people and be able to appreciate the irritations that people give you that are expressions of their own inadequacies and own inferiority, self-image and self-worth and you can find an opportunity eventually to be of great assistance to them. In this vein you will find within teams that you will have opportunity to work in a team which is much different than other teams that you have worked with.
This is Ahshah and this is my introduction and my segue to Sondjah. (Roxie: Thank you, Ahshah.) You are most welcome.
12. Developing team cohesiveness
SONDJAH: As you can see within the team environment, and I speak particularly to the last question that was given, that this is an area which requires much work. To develop a team that works together, feels comfortable together and feels socially and emotionally and intellectually safe and at peace as an equal with others within the team, requires much work and experience. And in this regard too, you will find that you as the facilitator or the organizer cannot foresee or even ameliorate or heal the divisions and difficulties that will come about. This is unfortunate, but it too is an experiential learning lesson for those individuals and particularly for the other team members who are not directly involved. It is a learning situation and you, as a facilitator, must have the capability of assisting those individuals to gain the insight in discernment to value what is occurring as lessons for them to grow through, just as Ahshah has suggested.
Your teams will be frayed and ineffective until all the team members are bonded with each other and can trust and feel safe in that environment. When people feel safe in their environment, then there can develop a sense of personal revelation, of revealing their vulnerabilities knowing that they are safe from accusations and attacks by others. You will see that when people feel safe emotionally and socially, that they can open up and then let their spiritual and intellectual capabilities bloom in front of the group and make immense synchronistic contributions to the whole group and to the problem you are working on. You see, it is the intent of the validation and design teams to be more of a laboratory than a solution-finding factor in the long term. In the short term, yes, they are meant to be together to find solutions to the problems the team has chosen to work on. But in the long run, these people will come away from the teams thinking of themselves and thinking of the relationships and the other areas and associations they work in with a new respect for their own capacity and capability and leadership than they had before. It is important that this occur, because these teams will number in the tens-of-thousands around the world and become little incubators, those germinating areas where you will find transcendent activity that will affect many other areas. They will become areas of spiritual, emotional, social and personal blooming, where individuals can feel capable and competent within a group to express their innate potential.
13. The future of civilization
This is the area of your civilization; this is how this will work for the future, whether it is two individuals, a team of 5 -11 or a group of nations. This is a process of seeing your own black eye when you look in the mirror that is reflected to you from your neighbors. You will see where you have work to do. This is a most productive area for the New Era, as individuals will be coached by the facilitator and by the consultant to access the hidden resource that is within each individual. It is not necessary that individuals believe in God, though those who do believe in God and access their Thought Adjuster will be more highly integrative with the group and team and far more productive.
What will occur within the team is that the facilitator may ask its members to step aside and be in stillness, whether that is smoking a cigarette on the porch outside—which we disagree with—or it may be sitting in silence, going within to be with the stillness to receive those unexpected answers. It is not necessary that people be a Transmitter/Receiver, or that they be conversant with their Guardian Angel, Celestial Teacher or Thought Adjuster. It is simply necessary that there be a time set aside when problems arise or an impasse occurs that the facilitator asks everyone to take a timeout of 10 minutes to 30 minutes to come to oneness and peace in stillness, to become centered, balanced and grounded. And then to return to the team and work productively again. You see, this team process is one of working through your own personal difficulties that you have in life, whether it is as an academic, an engineer, a mother, father, child, student, company owner or other. You will find that this is an area where the personal experiences within the team become those that are highly prized, heart-centered and deeply revered by individuals after their experience in the team. You will see much growth from this, and you will also see that the team members who have bonded well with each other will meet repeatedly in the future to regain that same kind of intimacy and trust and expression of themselves in relationship to one other person or the whole team. If you have questions regarding this, I would be glad to receive them. (Hearing none.)
14. Ahshah’s closing remarks
AHSHAH: I feel and sense your contemplation and the inward movement of your thoughts as you examine your own life in participation with others. Let us enjoy this moment as a closure for today’s session, which will give you time between this session and the next to think about this work and how to develop it.
I speak on behalf of Machiventa and Sondjah. We know that we have thrown you quite a bit of material today in this short and brief session. We thank you for your attention and your thoughtfulness, which we sense, feel and even read very clearly. We thank you for being here to listen to these words and this guidance and to contemplate it within your own time apart after this session. We know that we have given you a tremendous amount to think about as you work with yourself, your infinite potential and your Thought Adjuster. We also know that we have thrown you a lot when you consider that relationship in conjunction with a design team. This is the venue for the New Era; this is a venue for rehabilitating, and not necessarily reforming your old civilization, but for creating from scratch with every bit of your thoughtfulness and celestial and spiritual participation in the eventual outcomes, which we will see in the near generations and through the development of time. What we are asking you and inviting you to do is an opportunity—consider this thoughtfully. Consider that you have the opportunity to make great strides in the progress of your society, civilization and your families—particularly your families for this is where individuals begin to become great, or to become diminished in time in the course of their lives. We are asking you to become generators of a new social era within your world, beginning with the family. We thank you for your presence today and your thoughtfulness and we wish you well at this Holiday Season. Good day.
Machiventa Melchizedek, Ahshah Melchizedek and Sondjah Melchizedek - New Era Transition 31 - December 18, 2017 - Daniel Raphael, Colorado, US
Received by Daniel Raphael, Ph.D.
Session: December 18, 2017