Stillness -- Great Medicine.
Idaho, US of A, May 31, 2002.
Received by Sandy Montee.
Machiventa: "Hello Sandy. This is Machiventa.
"It is nice to be here with you this very early morning, in these beautiful Idaho mountains, and with the sunlight streaming down. Spring has truly arrived, and we can all feel the warmth of the sun on our backs.
"It is indeed a great day for living life to one's utmost ability. This is a day on which we might walk with Michael, and appreciate God's creation in nature, and also in the individuals we will meet as we go about our day.
"I would like to speak today to the many people who go about their rushed and busy lives, but without the advantage of their realizing the many benefits their day might bring them. Stillness is the answer here, or as many call it, "Meditation". Stillness is great medicine.
"To quieten the mind is the first step in receiving messages from your Celestial Teachers, from the attending Angels, and from your many Celestial Friends and Instructors. Stillness will certainly benefit all, if each of you would only make it a daily activity to spend time by yourselves in a quiet place, and practice stilling your minds of all thoughts that are constantly bombarding you.
"To be alone, and to stay still -- to set aside fifteen minutes to just listen -- takes practice on a daily basis. Soon it will become easier to erase the thoughts from your minds in this mental calmness. Sit quietly, and when yet another thought begins to encroach on your mind, let it go, let it pass you by, then bring your attention back to Stillness.
"It helps for you to concentrate on your breathing. As and when a thought comes into your consciousness, let that thought go, and once again focus on Stillness.
"If you would practice this regularly, you will notice an improvement within a short period of time. "Listen for a thought" that comes from The Source, and that you will recognize as a message. That is the art of talking with God, and meditation is indeed the art of listening for God's instructions.
"In His lifetime on Earth, Jesus spent time in conference with His Father, and this is the technique he would always use as he went into a place of quietness. As the circuits have opened so brilliantly now, it is quite easy to hear the messages, and to at any time make contact with your personal Teachers and Guides. And as you would expect, when you hear words that seem to be "impressed upon your mind", you will recognize that these are not your thoughts at all, but that they originate from the Highest Source.
"Each of you is a treasured child of God with a special purpose in life, and you will delight in hearing God's Will for you, as this message comes from The Father, through Michael, as through myself right now, or through any other of His Celestial Helpers.
"Please practice going into a place where your thoughts quieten and Stillness becomes a habit you will look forward to. And, eventually, practice will enable you to progress to the point of your being able to accept these messages as coming from Above.
"I will leave you now. I wish you well, and I send you all my love.
"I am Machiventa."
Note: The 11:11 Progress List is attracting an ever-growing number of subscribers that are totally unfamiliar with the Urantia papers. Machiventa's advice on meditation, we note, is meant for, and beneficial to, every one of His children.
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