CHURCH TALK BY ARRIAN
Good Afternoon friends.
I would like to thank you for the opportunity of coming
and talking to you this afternoon. It is a great honour
to be able to come, to try and tell you of things that
many of you have wondered about. It is often very
difficult to pass on this information to you and our
particular approach with this medium (is that) we often
give her pictures and she helps us to put those pictures
into words which we all hope convey what we mean to the
rest of you.
There are many wonders in all the worlds. And many
wonders in the world which you inhabit. There are many
more in the worlds beyond and in the worlds beyond things
are so very, very different that it is difficult to pass
on the concepts and we try to do this. The approach we
are using is with pictures and impressions. This medium
is willing, if there is something you don't quite
understand, to talk with you individually afterwards if
you care to come and try to clarify some point. Our
approach is experimental. It is very much more an
interaction between us and this medium that often takes
place and it is useful to us to know when we have passed
a concept across successfully and when there is still
some area of fuzziness and misunderstanding. We will all
be very happy to try and clarify things afterwards if
necessary. Please don't hesitate to come forward.
We wanted today, to try to tell you about your standing
with the underlying spirit. Very often people in your
world will have an insight into some problem. They will
say "I had an inspiration". The question is, from where
is that inspiration coming? They will often say it was a
guide, a helper, perhaps some relative who has passed on.
But we would point out to you that these inspirations do
not come into an empty mind. They come into a mind that
is already dealing, or attempting to deal with the
problem or puzzle. There is an interaction. If all
inspirations come only from our side, you would not
develop yourselves, you would not develop the skills for
you to use when you come to this side, to help those you
have left behind.
Think, what do you mean when you say "I"? "I am
sitting", "I am talking", "I am doing this" or "I am
doing that". It can refer to you as a material being, to
your activities, things you are doing. But it can also
be used in a much deeper sense - and notice that I said
deeper, not higher, but deeper sense - to mean the
underlying spirit that makes you an alive human being.
What is that deeper sense of I?
I want you to think of the analogy, and it is not a new
one, of the lights of a city. There are many lights and
there is one electricity. So there are many people,
there are many spirits, and there is one underlying all
these. We can use a familiar term, the Absolute. This
term should be familiar to some of you at least. So, if
you get an inspiration from your guides or your spirits,
you are not getting it from someone, or something, who is
separate from yourself. You are getting it from an
extension, from an extension of the Absolute which
extends into you, too. This is the way the interaction
takes place. There is activity on all levels, for you to
receive these inspirations you have to be doing some work
too. You have to be tuning in, you have to be
developing, because it is all the one spirit. From my
point of view there is no developing to take place,
because there is the one spirit, and it doesn't need to
develop. But that spirit is filtered in your world, by
your bodies, and so from your point of view there is a
development that is needed. And so I use a phrase which
I think you will be able to grasp.
Creativity is a process you are all involved in. No one
process is any greater, more important, than another.
You are creating the whole time. Yes, there is
creativity which you can see and grasp in your world -
when you make things. There is the creativity of music,
pictures, buildings, clothes, food. But there is also a
deeper creativity. You are creating the conditions of
your life. And, as your attitude is, so will those
conditions be. This is why it is necessary to hold
everyone and everything with an attitude of love, and
respect. If you allow resentment or bitterness to creep
into your attitude then those are the conditions that
will manifest in your life.
Watch the filter that you have, through which the
Absolute is manifesting in your world. Keep the filter
clean. You will be hurt many times in your life. The
filters shut off, one from the other. When you come to
this side, the filters become finer and finer and so
these hurts are much less possible because there is much
greater understanding of one another. Remember an old
Chinese saying, Before you judge a man, walk three miles
in his shoes. People will hurt you, you cannot go
through your life without hurts. But watch the way in
which you handle that hurt. There are ways of
discharging it that are harmless, ways of discharging it
that are harmful. If you cannot really forgive the other
person, pretend you have forgiven them. Behave as though
you have forgiven them. And you will often and so often,
discover that you have forgiven them.
As the Absolute comes through your filter, let it come
through. Do not hinder its passage with your resentments
and bitterness. And if you cannot get rid of those
resentments, there are people in your world who are
willing, who would try, to help you discharge them in a
harmless manner. If you cannot handle them by yourself,
then seek the help of others. But most of all seek the
Absolute that is within you. As the Master said, come
unto me ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
The Absolute will give you that rest from your
resentments and bitternesses.
I can hear you saying; But I am only a human being, I am
not strong enough. You are the Absolute. If you can
maintain an inner calmness, you will be able to do it.
If you can't maintain that calmness, then find some way
to discharge what is upsetting you. There are many ways
available and if you pray and earnestly desire you will
receive the inspiration of which way to go for you. For
what helps your neighbour may help you and it may not.
By prayer you can bring into your world the Absolute, the
calming vibrations. By prayer you can increase these
vibrations. By prayer you can clean the filter.
There are many methods of prayer and many methods that
will keep clean your filter, us e the one that seems
right to you. There is no hard and fast rule. Seek and
you shall find.
My friends, I thank you again for listening to me.
There is all round this room a vast choir, I guess you
would term them angels. The ones I am talking about are
those from a higher level. You have your friends and
helpers here, but about them there is this further choir.
A golden choir and they are bringing much energy. This
room is a vortex of energy. Would you please sit quietly
for one or two moments and absorb that energy.
(After a pause Arrian softly prayed)
May this peace linger with you through the days to come.
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