‘PRE-FLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PHOENIX’ – PHOENIX JOURNAL #47 - CHAPTER 10 ‘ FRIENDSHIP AND THE PATH TO ONENESS’
ESU 'JESUS' IMMANUEL SANANDA
‘PRE-FLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PHOENIX’ – PHOENIX JOURNAL #47 - CHAPTER 10 ‘ FRIENDSHIP AND THE PATH TO ONENESS’
May 2, 1991
FRIENDSHIP AND THE PATH TO ONENESS
Greetings, precious Druthea. I AM Sananda. I come in the service of Holy GOD/Aton of LIGHT and to you, my brethren.
Often ones, including your Hosts of God speak about the concept of “friendship”. For many of you friendship brings to mind various meanings and experiences. This term often holds special meaning which may be very different with each of you, considering your experience of understanding relating to this label.
First let us define the term friend as it is given within your own dictionary: “1. A favored companion; intimate. 2. A valued associate or acquaintance. 3. One with whom one is united in some purpose, cause, etc. 4. A patron or supporter.” You can see that by your own definition friendship is defined loosely to mean casual and informal acquaintance or supporter who you share interests or business with. It can also mean a very “intimate” companion which one could imagine as either a “sweetheart” or marriage partner or even a close personal “platonic”(purely spiritual, or devoid of sensual feeling) companion.
Generally, you ones like to classify and comprehend most everything into levels or degrees, including friendship. This is usually reasonable as long as it is done within self to allow focused understanding about your self-created limitations and as long as it also allows positive focus on what are YOUR priorities, and commitments in service to GOD, THE ONE. Ideally, ALL “friends” or “associates” within your circle of experience must contribute to THE SAME priorities and focused intent, most ESPECIALLY when the priorities and focused intent are CLEARLY INTENDED TO BE IN SERVICE TO GOD, to receive maximum benefit of successful achievement of defined “goals”. If even ONE fragment demands an inordinate amount of energy from the WHOLE to achieve self-centered acknowledgment and attention from THE WHOLE, then THE WHOLE becomes much lessened in its ability to achieve GOD’S will in balanced harmony. The balance must be made for the integrity of purpose to be allowed the most fulfillment for ALL. We will suggest that ones who continually find themselves unhappy and unfulfilled within a focused unit of beings most often display behavior of what is termed “emotional” manipulation. This means one who, because of intense “negative” perceptions and emotional attachments, often seeks to control or “manage” others for one’s own profit or purposes.
For example, by continuously complaining about what is THEIR own problem(s), blaming another or others as the “cause” and then often seeking sympathy from another or others to support their opinion and self-created “victimhood” to “make it better” for them these “emotional” manipulating ones ultimately seek to cause division of the whole. Verbal communication of true INTENT and clarification for these ones is not easy, and often they perceive themselves to be “used” or “victim” of other’s abuse or misunderstanding directed against them. So in frustration, because often ones in their circle of experience begin to avoid them so that THEY can accomplish their own work in service, the emotional manipulator will vent his frustrations in indirect, but often effective ways.
Ones in the circle are most often confused by the “passive-resistant” or even what is perceived as “lack of emotional control” behavior exhibited and strive “to make it better” for the troubled one. This one has then, of course, accomplished what he “needs” and that is often to be accommodated in his often desperate need to “be appreciated” and/or to be “center” of attention and importance, thus diminishing the needs and effectivness of THE WHOLE. Ultimately, the ones who find overall fulfillment within their circle, must, to preserve the integrity of focus of the whole in service to GOD, confront the emotional manipulator honestly about the behavior and possibly suggest the departure of this one to “work it out” on his own. It is seldom easy to, first of all, identify accurately the problem. But once it is accomplished with reasonable understanding, then ones must face the inevitable and that is to decide to instigate the change necessary to bring back balance to the whole. Remember, youcan offer your hand of communication and understanding, only YOU cannot successfully spend energy to “make it better” for another who is unwilling to face SELF in RESPONSIBILITY. These ones most often wish only to DUMP upon another self-created “negative” emotional attachments which THEY still continually feed, that they not face and BE responsible for the CHANGE within themselves. The best and responsible action you can do is be direct about YOUR observations to this one and let them know that you will no longer allow the behavior to interfere with the integrity of the work of the the whole.
This is much like your current world situation, and as you can see lack of integrity, denial of truth and “allowing” of unbalanced and unacceptable behavior happens first within your inner circles of experience and then ultimately this dis-ease has expanded to most ALL facets of business and government. You ones have simply allowed the unreasonable and intolerable behavior of a very few to bring down THE WHOLE. This irresponsible “allowing” must STOP, precious ones...do you understand?
Now what I wish to concentrate on is the pure and spiritual UNITY of brotherhood of which even the word “platonic” does not fully define. I will ask and allow you to now envision for a moment what sort of love within friendship I am efforting to describe to you ones...
Now WHAT DO YOU FEEL? If you were able to tap into that higher concept within you, you may feel quite warm and tingly within, or perhaps a sense of well-being and serenity. Do you feel closer to GOD? Can you begin to feel the kind of LOVE which GOD holds for you...that kind of love which ones often call Unconditional, meaning NOT limited by conditions or absolute? I think, perhaps that a “new” term such as, ABSOLUTE LOVE, is most appropriate because absolute defined means, “1. Free from restriction; unlimited; unconditional. 2. Complete; perfect. 3. Unadulterated; pure. 4. Not related to anything else; independent. 5. Positive; certain.” Yes, indeed, how does learning about ABSOLUTE love set with you ones? Alright then, “Absolute Love”, is that sort of LOVE we will envision together.
Now in order to become a valued friend to others, you must first become a valued friend to YOURSELF which GOD within you most wholeheartedly encourages. This you can say is HONORING yourself as GOD with Absolute Love, which then allows you the freedom and the grace to honor (high regard, respect or esteem) ALL others with Absolute Love. Sound easy? Well like all Cosmic Awareness, Knowledge and Wisdom worth striving for, it means letting go of limited “altered” ego perceptions to gain understanding. Before you can let these limited perceptions go, though, you must recognize what they are and that they are actually “limited” perception. Well, chelas, this is what makes the “prize” of spiritual creative self-discovery so precious, that challenge to self of attaining realization of Truth!
Now the next “concept” that you must fully understand to enable you to attain ABSOLUTE LOVE within your friendships with humanity, is THE LAW OF ONE. Meaning you are related to ALL fragments, seen and unseen of Created of God. RELATED, WE ARE ALL RELATED. Fully understanding this concept and truly LIVING it as well is quite humbling, precious ones, quite humbling and quite wondrous indeed.
So then, learning to fully comprehend, develop and live TRUE cosmic friendship and unity with ALL who choose to accept your hand guarantees you your God-authorized “diploma” of graduation toward ONENESS in the higher realms of God.
Now Druthea has long pondered a line about “love” which was spoken in a movie entitled, “A Love Story” filmed, I believe sometime in your late 1960’s. The female character within this “sad” love story told her sweetheart, “Love is never having to say you’re sorry”. Let us think about this statement, chelas. Does this confuse you? Do you believe you understand its meaning? We will “break” this statement down in definition that perhaps clarity can be accomplished for all. Let us first give definition of the term love as given in Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionary, “1. A deep devotion or affection for another person or persons. 2. A strong sexual passion for another person. 3. Sexual passion in general or the gratification of it.” Isn’t it interesting that the definition of LOVE you are given begins quite nicely and then erroneously includes SEXUAL activities and feelings. No wonder you ones remain confused about WHAT LOVE IS! Certainly the adversary has “developed” its own definition of that which IT knows little about. And most of you ones have bought this lie going as far as calling sexual intercourse little pet terms such as “making love”. “Making” Love? Do you begin to see what a ridiculous statement that is? At the very least this act of physical LUST behavior is “making” AND perpetuating limitation of love expression and in the worst cases it is “making” dis-ease through hateful, manipulative, deviant behavior intent.
Well then if “sexual fulfillment” be the way ones define LOVE within them then certainly ones will find MANY reasons to say, “I’m Sorry”! Let us continue defining that statement. “I’m Sorry” is what is termed an apology, which means, “A statement or explanation expressing regret for some error or offense.” So then one is making amends for perceived or real error or offense committed against another. First of all, you ones have not quite reached PERFECTION in Love expression and understanding for THIS LESSON is one in which MANY of you are NOW working toward understanding and LIVING during this time sequence of your development. IF one is able to comprehend and adapt his behavior toward ABSOLUTE LOVE, then certainly his “regrets” and “errors” against self and others become gradually inconsequential.
Does this sound perhaps a bit “idealistic” or ideal, meaning, “1. A concept of perfection. A person or thing taken as a standard of perfection. 3. A high principle; lofty aim. 4. That which exists only as a concept of the mind.” And what think you ones perfection is? Well, is not God/Aton our Supreme Creator, THE PERFECT IDEAL? We’ve said it more than a few times, EVERYTHING short of GOD is not yet perfection of GOD. Perfection in the making or unfolding perhaps. And yet each fragment exists expressly as a PART of GOD/Aton PERFECTION. So in a sense, we as fragments of THE ONE have implanted within our beings by our very Creator, the Design of Perfection which IS of Our Father/Mother God/Aton. This is the “IDEAL” by which we are able to discern and measure our degree of success in our spiritual creative manifestation. So then we might suggest a change to that phrase to read, “ABSOLUTE Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
Until you ones return to THE ONE in spiritual perfection, you will make errors and feel the need and find circumstances where it is appropriate to apologize, to God, to yourself, to another so that FORGIVENESS can be allowed to manifest the necessary balanced healing within self. Your God-given CONSCIENCE is your guide within for what is “right” versus “wrong” thoughts and behaviors according to the Cosmic Laws of Balance of God and The Creation. This does not mean that you ones will not, at times, be able to truly demonstrate ABSOLUTE love within your circumstances and relationships. Simply that you have yet not learned to exist EVERY MOMENT in that space of being of PERFECT, ABSOLUTE LOVE. This is, as I have explained earlier, what MANY of you ones are now learning about accomplishing...living Absolute Love in a much more magnificent degree of success than you have previously accomplished.
May you ones recognize with clarity and understanding the importance of balanced friendship with one another for mutual fulfillment and Joy on your path toward ONENESS. I AM Sananda, One With God. Thank you for your attention, chelas. Thank you, precious Druthea, for your service. Salu.