Machiventa Melchizedek, Planetary Manager\
- Planned developments are now in place
- Mercy and judgment
- How are decisions made on Mansonia?
- Is the tendency to forget negative experiences engrained in our DNA?
- Answering a question about the seven values embedded in our DNA
- The self-healing affect of prayer
- The closing of the Dark Circuits
- Declaration of the Inalienable Rights of Man
- The part Scots played in our American Constitution and Declaration of Independence
- Human rights
- Something to consider
- Weapons for defense
- What to do with your wealth
- Concerns about geology and sunspot activity
- Global warming and the decline in financial markets
- What is the next step for corporations?
- Redefining shareholders
- World is bound proactively by right and active morality and ethics
Transmitter/Receiver: Daniel Raphael, PhD
Team members present: Roxanne Andrews, Craig Carmichael, Jeff Cutler, Doug Dodge, Stéphane Labonteé and Richard Mitchell.
October 8, 2018
MACHIVENTA: Good Morning, this is Machiventa Melchizedek, and welcome to a new day, and we welcome our new member. Thank you for being here Richard.
1. Planned developments are now in place
Today my opening statement is very simple and very short. We are exceptionally pleased to report that the last few bits of the developments that we had been nurturing are now in place. What existed before was one driving gear, it had all its teeth and it was striving to drive another gear or cog which had many missing teeth. Once in a while it would catch and one time and another it would not. Now that all the teeth are in place, we are at full traction with developments that we have initiated so many decades and years and months ago.
You can be pleased to see around you and among you those small but significant personal interactions which seem to have spontaneously come into existence - those developments that signal to you that “right and perfect order” is now existent in these developments of the Correcting Time in spite of many resistances and problems that exist on Urantia. Those have been known to us for millennia and of course we have learned how to work around, through, and over and under those problems in order to enhance the capability of this social structure and civilization of Urantia to survive into the many millennia ahead.
Urantia is of course destined to become a planet that is settled in Light and Life. Knowing that, you also know that there is much work to do. This report is simply a statement that our work has been done to engage the work that can now produce the results that become visible to you and which are now already very visible to us.
If you have questions you are welcome to raise them now.
Jeff: Liz sent me an e-mail with a question. And I would like to read it to you if I may.
2. Mercy and judgment
She writes "Good morning Machiventa, this is Liz. I have been traveling and am unable to be on the call. I miss you all. Last time we spoke we were interrupted while talking about mercy and judgment. You advised me to read the Urantia text for more research and I have done this.
Here is what I have discovered: When Americans talk about "judgment", we envision a harsh, patriarchal, powerful person glowering down on us, ready to smash us with all manner of terrible punishments for our sins. Whether that is an outgrowth of our legal systems or our religions I don't know. This is why I had "mercy" wrapped up with "judgment," that people in trouble tend to "throw themselves on the mercy of the court."
After your description of how long it takes (a fraction of a second of time) for the Ancients of Days to review our fully complete transparent life's records, it occurs to me that judgment isn't about punishment at all. It is about "sorting", if you will, each of us into where we should begin the next step of our ascendant career. Should this one go to sleep? Should this one go to Mansonia One? Etcetera. Would you care to comment on this please, and let me know if I'm closer to understanding?
MACHIVENTA: Thank you. We are very pleased to hear your research results Liz, and know that you have taken a good view and estimation of what the text has said. Yes, it is definitely a sorting system. There is no punishment involved. It is simply a system of making decisions about who has earned the privilege of continuing and who does not; who has made the effort to continue and who has not; and who has made no effort and in fact rejects the message of largess that has been offered to them by your local Creator Son and by the Creator Itself.
This is a most merciful process as there is no judgment. And in mercy we can say that there is no judgment; that you have made your own judgment by your own lives of where you are best sorted out to become what you have chosen to become. When those who have chosen to disregard the mercy of God's generosity have put themselves in a place which is of non-existence. And this is a merciful thing for the universe as the history of such callous disregard for God's mercy is best resolved by their absence, but simply they are gone and so is any record of their existence.
Those who have not chosen but who have a willing heart are given the opportunity to decide once they are in the Mansion Worlds and are giving that decision with full knowledge that fills in the gaps of their ignorance about how to make a right decision. It is their choice—always has been, always will be, forever and ever more. You are the children of what the Ancients call the "Most High." You are the children of God, and those who have chosen to be with your God, your Local Creator, have the opportunity in the eventuality of time to meet and be embraced by the First Source and Center.
3. How are decisions made on Mansonia?
Jeff: Machiventa, I have a follow-up question on that. So, for those that did not pursue the opportunities on Earth to follow the leadings of the spirit, are given a second chance on Mansonia. How much do we remember from this world? So my question is that certain circumstances and events might have led people here to choose against the spirit but would those memories linger on to Mansonia so that they'd be exposed to the same influences to make their final decision?
MACHIVENTA: When each individual arrives on Mansonia and finish their work in the Resurrection Hall, they are given in the Resurrection Hall the full complement of their memories that are positive and contribute to their future career. Those individuals who have made no decision and were reticent to make a decision are offered the same opportunity. They may not remember that they made those decisions but with full knowledge they can once again make that decision.
There is an inclination within the soul - and I say “inclination” very intentionally because it is a tentative conclusion on the part of the individual. They have an inclination to accept the advice and knowledge of spirit to join the ranks of the Finaliters eventually, or to remain where they are. The inclination gives them the opportunity to explore their true nature, who they are, what they are, the purpose of their life and the meaning of their life as it contributes to themselves and to the First Source and Center and to God the Supreme and to the completion of Nebadon. They make their decision with full knowledge of all those circumstances and situations that would make them knowledgeable completely of their future career if they so choose. Yet, that inclination also contains the inclination to reject it out of the travail and turmoil and pain and agony of their mortal existence. This is not removed from them, only the memories of their positive decisions are included; the negative decisions are excluded. However, the inclinations or the attitudes of the person do remain. This is something that is residual and is given opportunity to be resolved as they travel through the classes and class work of the morontial realm and the status and the planet on which they are a participant. Does this assist, or does this cloud the issue further for you?
4. Is the tendency to forget negative experiences engrained in our DNA?
Jeff: I think it assists, and I would like to follow up with another question. Is that tendency to remember only the decisions that are contributing to eternal life, rather than the ones that do not, are they also ingrained in our DNA here as humans? Because I think that there is evidence in research and places that humans have a tendency to forget negative experiences and focus on the positive. Is that aligned?
MACHIVENTA: The work of the soul is to remember all that is good for your next eventual life, whether that is in the Urantia Resurrection Halls or otherwise. We do not wish to become too embroiled in the DNA aspect of soul survival.
Jeff: I have several questions but I want to keep on your thread about judgment. Is it fair to summarize what you’ve said that personal judgment by the Ancients of Days is really self-judgment in its internal form? Is that correct?
MACHIVENTA: I have already given you a very brief summary of the text, which is in front of me, which is exhaustive. Please appreciate what I have given you.
5. Answering a question about the seven values embedded in our DNA
Jeff: I want to ask a question about DNA—this triggered this—is there proof that the seven core values are embedded in our DNA? What would you suggest I answer to a student that asked that question?
MACHIVENTA: You, my friend, and your student are the living proof of their existence. You ask them the question that is given in the text that we have written with This One to test your ability to answer that question. This is the proof of their existence; you are the living proof. The seven values are used as questions for the answers that come about. The characteristics of those values provide the answers that you seek.
6. The self-healing affect of prayer
Jeff: Thank you. I’d like to ask you a question—last time I brought up the statement of Xsamuel on his “Announcement of Monumental Significance”. In that statement, he said “Soon the Distribution Centers will be functioning in the greatest way for you to take advantage of this higher stream of consciousness coming through the Trinity Teacher Nexus is to first, heal and repair your physical and energetic systems for greater reception. How do you do this? You are to restore and cleanse your biological and energetic systems through healthy living". My question is: Can you comment further upon that and perhaps touch upon the self-healing affect of prayer?
MACHIVENTA: We do not wish to respond to that question at this time.
7. The closing of the Dark Circuits
Stéphane: Machiventa, along the same lines, I have noted since this announcement, which is about 40 days ago that the Dark Circuits were closed, I have noticed tendencies in people changing. For instance, people with a tendency for negative thinking seemed to be much more positive. Young people seem to be much more motivated towards the spirit. Another example is the alpha male that I am exposed to, who has a tendency to be bullying, seems to be much more reflective on things, rather than defaults to the bullying behavior. Am I right in thinking that the closing of the Dark Circuits can be seen in those types of behaviors?
MACHIVENTA: Yes, exactly.
8. Declaration of the Inalienable Rights of Man
Jeff: I have one more question for Machiventa. My approval rating must be sinking, because he doesn’t want to answer most of them, but I’ll ask this one. There was a group that got started in the 80s, the Schiller Institute, and they made in November of 1984 a “Declaration of the Inalienable Rights of Man,” and it was based upon our Declaration of Independence, and it was signed by 1500 people around the world, and my question is: Is this something that would be profitably put into our syllabus for Planetary Management?
MACHIVENTA: Yes, as long as you can fill in the blanks of the correlation between the two with the values.
Daniel: Richard, do you have any questions or comments?
9. The part Scots played in our American Constitution and Declaration of Independence
Richard: No, thank you for inviting me, and I have no questions at this time. I’m an observer of light as much as I am an inquirer. If anyone has any questions, or you have any questions for me, I’m grateful and pleased to answer. I’ve spent about 25 years looking into where the idea of human rights came from, after I first read “Life on a Neighboring Planet.” One piece of history I excavated when I lived in Scotland for a few years was a great number of the architects of the American Constitution and Declaration of Independence were Scots. A lot of those ideas came from something known as the Treaty of Arbroath in 1320 and the history of the ideas is what I have dedicated my journey to, and those ideas have sourced throughout antiquity. The seven values have been manifest and there is evidence throughout antiquity well before the Europeans came to the North American Continent and displaced the Red Race. These ideas were prevalent in little pockets here and there throughout the globe. So I would just comment on the idea of the Constitution being pre-eminent globally or step back a wee bit in history and see where the seven values have actually been evidenced.
MACHIVENTA: Thank you. That is wonderful because that demonstrates the universality of the seven values, that they live within us and they are ideals that we want to actualize in our daily lives.
Stéphane: Richard, would you care to comment in which form you found the seven values in these excavations?
10. Human rights
Richard: Thank you again. I use this in my teaching where I talk about the source of the ideas around human rights. In the Christian text there is a Psalm, and I can’t tell you the number—I’ve lost that—but the beginning of that says, “By the rivers of Babylon, we hung up our harps and wept.” And interestingly, a Bob Marley tune was called “Rivers of Babylon” and some people about 20 years ago made it into a Rap song. What it records in that song is a bill of human rights from 576 BC that the Son of Cyrus promulgated, and the reason that the Jews hung up their harps and wept was because the day Cyrus came out—it’s in Iraq somewhere or Iran, it’s in Persia— wherever those geographies have been relocated into different nation states, but this event occurred and the Bill of Rights is a physical thing in our day. It’s called the Cylinder of Cyrus and it let the Jewish people go back to their homeland after seven hundred years of slavery. Now, there is one place we can go—only one place that I was able to excavate that we can go and find many of those values manifest in a piece of clay tablet that is available now that is at least 2500 years old, which is just the other day in terms of our Urantian friends. So thank you again; I don’t want to spend a great deal of time, but I am grateful and humbled to be able to throw some new ideas into this discussion and see where they might go.
Daniel: Thank you! Wonderful! Stéphane, you were about to ask a question?
11. Something to consider
Stéphane: Thank you, Richard for sharing. What I was going to ask is, Daniel you shared with us since the last meeting something that Machiventa asked you to share with the group regarding, “What would you do if the Stock Market crashed by 65 %, and the way I read this it is a call for action—not necessarily a prophesy, but a call for action. And I would ask Machiventa to expand on that and ask him, along the same lines, was this comment meant to motivate us to see how we would go to work with respect to the seven core values in the event that a cataclysm was on our doorstep?
MACHIVENTA: I would be glad to address your statement and question. First of all, my statement was that this is simply a notice to think about, something to consider. It is to awaken you to be more attentive to the signs, symbols and omens of what is to come. You realize that the Stock Market in many ways is similar to what occurred in 2007 and 2008, that there are many similarities, but there are differences as well. There are also differences concerning the global economy and the military jousting that is going on between nations and very powerful nations with very large armies and military might. There are many destabilizing factors to open your eyes to, and your consciousness to be aware of that are occurring which would precede that economic collapse.
It is important that you ask your Celestial helpers to open your mind to these possibilities. Remember, you have a resource that far exceeds anything that Google ever thought about. It is the wisdom of the ages and the sages, and the insight and thoughtfulness of your Spiritual Helpers who can help you see the possibilities of what can occur—and no, they will not give you sure-form answers on what will occur; they will only assist you to open your eyes and turn your head in a direction to see what is going on. You must ask them to do this. Remember that spirit is generally very passive, except in situations that are highly critical to your own survival and particularly survival to the social context and continuity of your world and your civilization. Know that it is no prophesy at all, but one of advisement, something that your grandfather might have told you if he were a financier who had gone through the many tragedies of global economics.
Stéphane: Thank you, that was useful.
12. Weapons for defense
Doug: A follow-up to that, in my mind there are some simple preparations that I can do for survival in that sort of situation, but the one that I have a query of trouble with is about owning a weapon for defense. It seems like that is a failure of the values that I try to espouse, but yet it seems like to defend myself in the situation that we are talking about, it would be necessary to have a weapon for defense. Could Machiventa comment on that?
MACHIVENTA: Yes, I will gladly comment on that and then return to do an overall statement regarding that. First of all, you must appreciate that you are animals, animals that have a very limited intelligence. And many of you have less intelligence than others, and some of you have far more animalistic tendencies and inclinations than others. You are in many ways facing the difficulty of the transition between being an intelligent and spiritually infused animal, and opposing those who are not. As such, you will be confronted with many times in the future with individuals who want what you have and are willing to kill you for it. So how would you defend yourself regarding that? That is a personal choice; if you are a pacifist and a martyr then you would be willing to die for the car keys to your car, and many have with carjackers.
13. What to do with your wealth
Now, back to the generalized answer: The advice and insight that was given to you by myself and my team is that you are considering what to do with your wealth. Your wealth is relevant to you, and to what you have and not what you do not have. If you have a large amount of financial support in your life, then how do you retain that when a collapse occurs? Do you put it in banks? Do you put it in Government Bonds? Do you put it in some safe source that would give you access to it when others have lost their own? It is important that the resources of your earnings, your work, your life’s energy, your sweat and blood that you have put into your life be retained for you, be held for you in safety, so that you have access to it in times of great need. You have various sources for this wisdom. This was recently shared with your team mate, Jeff, who had great wisdom as to this situation. He provided answers to that question in many regards for you to consider.
There are other places besides banks to hold your money. As you know that during the recession following 2008, that many local banks folded and that they were dissolved, and that those individuals then had to rely upon the government that had insured the accounts up to $250,000 to fulfill that obligation to the amount that they had deposited at the bank. Therefore, banks are “yes and no” suitable for your money, and some are not. You have the options and must have the need now to inquire what the safest places to put your money are. Whereas if you have less than $250,000 in your bank, then you will probably be fairly well assured that the government would fulfill that for you. But remember, that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is funded by premiums paid by the bank, and when those premiums are exhausted, then the government must step in to fulfill that obligation or renege on its obligations to that Corporation. You have in your world many financial managers who can answer that question more diligently than what I have given you.
14. Concerns about geology and sunspot activity
Jeff: Thank you for your kindness. One of the things that I suggested in my note to the others on this team in response to “What would you do?” was the statement that it depends upon the cause and I mentioned loss of confidence, which is really the only thing that is of value when you are talking about abstract wealth like pieces of paper.
My other concern is about geology. We see increased earthquake activity, and we know from history that when ash goes up into the air, it can make the earth colder and on occasions we have history where there were entire summers that were lost in the Northern Hemisphere, crops did not regenerate, insects lost their life cycle, etc. We are seeing some of that and you have told us in the past that that was cyclical but not highly predictable.
But there is a source that is cyclical and somewhat predictable and that is the sunspot cycle. We seem to be in an unusual sunspot cycle here in cycle 24 where the sunspots have disappeared rather quickly and we are going into a minimum rather rapidly into the cycle which is not overly common. Is there any way that we could find out or predict with help, whether we are going into another long-term minimum like we did with the Maunder Minimum that was so destructive in Europe?
MACHIVENTA: We have answered this question before; it is worthy of being given attention again. You are aware of global warming, Jeff? (Jeff: Yes.) And you must realize that in part global warming will counteract global cooling due to the lack of sunspot activity? (Jeff: Yes.) Then you have your answer.
Craig: I guess we are lucky it’s a solar minimum, so that the global warming isn’t as manifest as it would be otherwise.
MACHIVENTA: Exactly so. It is a way of ameliorating global warming. This will affect the next generation more significantly than this generation; both developments are mutually corrective, though there will be exceptions in some areas of your planet which will suffer immensely from cold or from excess heat. Those areas which are moderate will continue to be “moderated” in the future, though the swings into heat and to coldness will be present as well. Look at it this way: We look out for you!
Craig: Maybe I could ask one follow-up: I had concluded that some of these climate engineering programs have disrupted the vertical circulation in the earth’s atmosphere, which in turn has disrupted the jet streams and caused cold weather to come out of the Arctic in the winter, making the Arctic warmer and the temperate zone cooler. Would those surmises be in any sense bearing on reality?
MACHIVENTA: We validate to a degree what you have said.
15. Global warming and the decline in financial markets
Jeff: I want to ask one last follow-up question: If there is a balance—which I presume is temporary—between solar minimum and the global warming trend, that would lead me to conclude that the issues that would cause a semi-catastrophic decline in the financial markets would be led more by political confidence in leadership and the confidence that the society that we have in the developed world, can continue to deliver on the promises that they have made to people in regard to safety of deposits, safety of pension payments, etc., and that the crisis we may face is more man-made than made by geophysics or earth effects that we cannot handle. Is that a correct assumption or deduction from what was said today?
MACHIVENTA: Yes. There are two thing in which you have said: One, is that there is not enough wisdom or the courage of leadership to give people confidence that the political leaders know what they are doing and know how to do what needs to be done. The second part is that yes, those problems are man-made and that is why the Correcting Time has begun. Almost all the problems of your planet currently are all totally man-made. As regards to the tectonics and meteorological problems of your planet, those are in the process of becoming cataclysms. The weather situation with extreme flooding and more violent tornadoes and hurricanes is evidence of the increase of temperatures on your planet due to global warming.
This is also cyclical from events and developments which you are unaware of, which we decline to specify. The interests for us is to coordinate all the vectors of destruction on your planet, those cataclysms of weather and your planet tectonics, and so on, so that those occur naturally and they will be violent; they will be destructive; they will destroy many lives and through leadership—courageous, ethical, moral leadership—with the knowledges that you have of the seven values, that you cannot just maintain the social structures of your nations, but that you are also able to remove those causes of social destruction due to human decisions by individuals and groups of individuals and by leaders.
16. What is the next step for corporations?
Stéphane: Thank you. Machiventa, along those same lines, I was given the opportunity by Spirit and your team to expose the seven core values to my Corporation’s leadership and I thank you for that 2 weeks ago at the time of this call. I was able to portray the seven core values to senior leaders and it was really well received and I think it was a step in the right direction. Now, in light of what you have just said, two questions:
1) What would be the next step beyond this, and
2) Is the Corporation better suited to assess the repercussions, or to predict the black swan scenario than individuals or governments are?
MACHIVENTA: Yes, you are correct that corporations are better suited because of their profit motive. What they need to answer is what does it take to sustain their survival; the survival of corporations will definitely be in question when the black swan economic collapse occurs. Those who survive will then be able to continue on. One is financial security—striving to maintain that—and the second is to make decisions for the survival of the corporation that use the seven values, and not only the values but the morality and ethics that evolve or emanate out of those values. In the long-term of a corporation’s survival they are dependent upon the confidence and trustworthiness of those leaders in corporations to make decisions that do not jeopardize the public and do not jeopardize individuals, either individually or collectively, or as a society or as a nation.
It comes down to for the future of material and social sustainability in the future is being a good neighbor. What is a good neighbor? That is a good question to ask. A good neighbor does not throw their trash over the fence onto your property; they do not let their children run wild throughout your house at will. They have discipline and they have purpose in what they are doing, and in the end they will survive and sustain themselves. The old exploitive model of business is defunct; it is immoral; exploitation in the future can only be done with the concurrence and the participation of those individuals who would suffer if the exploitation were done against their will. That, too, is not sufficient in itself; there must be an ethical regard for the welfare of all humanity beyond the confines and borders of their nation and where they exist. The realization comes about eventually that you are part of the whole as the whole is a part of you and you are responsible for the care of the whole as the whole is responsible for its care of you. Therefore, the model of being a good neighbor, one who is ethical, moral, and has a social conscience is essential to a corporation’s sustainability.
The “rub,” so to speak for corporations now is how to make that transition to becoming a moral, ethical and environmentally conscious organization for the benefit of themselves and for their future. It will come about eventually that the shareholders of a corporation far exceed those who have invested their money in the shares of that corporation, for the shareholders are everyone who is dependent upon the goods that the corporation shares, sells and for their conscientious operation among them so that they do not “kill the goose that laid the golden eggs.” It is important that this relationship be made aware to everyone in the corporation and to their audience or their customers, that there is an ongoing moral and ethical symbiosis between them. This far exceeds the consciousness that is involved in commerce today in organizations. This is the next step.
17. Redefining shareholders
Stéphane: So, Machiventa, are we viewing the day where corporations will define their shareholders, not only as the people who hold their stock, but also all the people and individuals that use their product?
MACHIVENTA: When that happens then you will see that the commons of the planet are shared with everyone and everyone is a stockholder or shareholder in that common ground.
Jeff: I have a question about that: Many corporations and organizations that are not for profit and just groups refer to a larger community of people with those concerns as “stake-holders.” Are the current definitions of “stakeholders,” sufficient, or is this something that needs re-defining as we go into a different period of our social history?
MACHIVENTA: It needs a refining. Stake-holders are the same as we had just discussed with Stéphane; stake-holders need to be redefined to include all future generations that are not represented in the processes that go on here today, for surely, your children and grandchildren, great-great-great grandchildren will be here to inherit what you give them. As Bonhoeffer said,
The ultimate test of a moral society
is the kind of world it leaves
to its children.
The emphasis of Bonhoeffer’s quote is that you, this generation, will be judged by what you leave your next generations. If you leave a world of distress, a world that is destroyed, a world that has no resources, no natural flora or fauna that is enjoyable in a park for your great-great-grandchildren, then you are to blame for it. It is essential for the moral sustainability of your world physically and socially that you bear conscience upon your decisions today. There are people that you represent that should hear what Native Americans have said, “Your decisions will repercuss for over seven generations.” It is important that you incorporate this type of stake-holder consciousness into your decisions today. For corporations that wish to stay in business, this makes life a little difficult. For you who are on the fence about this, you will soon be knocked off the fence due to the cataclysms which will erupt in the financial holocaust that will engulf your world.
Stéphane: Thank you, that is most helpful to know, absolutely.
18. World is bound proactively by right and active morality and ethics
MACHIVENTA: I wish today to bring our session to a close. In closing, I wish you to bear this in mind, that your world materially and socially is bound together by right and active morality and ethics, morality and ethics that are proactive, not reactive. Morality and ethics that bear in mind the consciousness of those who are not here, those who you will beget who will enjoy or regret that you existed. They will know of your footsteps by what you leave behind. Know that your world is being cared for by Christ Michael and Nebadonia; they have an abiding faith and love for you that exceeds what I can express today. They are concerned for your future; they are concerned for the future of Nebadon, of Urantia and they are most concerned for your future civilization of which you have now engaged. You have the consciousness now to make decisions that contribute to your world, or not; it is upon the consciousness of your good faith to those future generations that your world survives. We thank you for your time and your attention. Good day.
Machiventa Melchizedek - New Era Transition 49 - October 8, 2018 - Daniel Raphael, Colorado, US
Received by Daniel Raphael, Ph.D.
Session: October 8, 2018