Like many people I was anchored to “reality” by my intellectual mind. But unlike others I had a strong thirst for Spirit, which sometimes gave me experiences that didn’t make rational sense. My response was to accept the truth lesson and discard the mode of transportation, a useful safety mechanism for keeping me balanced. My involvement in the Teaching Mission exploded that secure intellectual world.
The Teaching Mission was an answer to a prayer that I made around the age of 25, in the same way that The Urantia Book was an answer to a prayer when I was 16. The only difference was the Teaching Mission answer didn’t begin to arrive for more than 15 years. My prayer was simple—“Father, I want more than an intellectual belief. I want to experience the truth of You within me—transform belief into living proof.”
What I didn’t understand in my 20’s was that the real transformation is to encompass all of me. A line from a contemporary Christian song represents what this transformation means to me now. “In my heart and my soul, I give you control. Consume me from the inside out.”
My commitment to the Teaching Mission felt like a leap off a cliff--not knowing whether I would fly or fall. Nonetheless I took that leap trusting that our Heavenly Father would keep me safe. I developed my ability to receive messages from celestial beings by sheer persistence through my fears. My intellect told me that I didn’t have the knack for this even though I already had a few mind encounters in years prior to the Teaching Mission. In the Bakersfield Teaching Mission group, all members practiced TRing (transmitting/receiving). We supported each other’s efforts and in that safety net we expanded our abilities.
After the group disbanded I was in limbo for a couple of years. Then I accepted that my group was invisible and resumed TRing for myself. My process is to meditate and then open myself to communication with a journal and pencil in hand. Occasionally I have the opportunity to TR for a large group. In that situation anxiety and self-doubt still nag and inhibit me, so the celestial teachers must find ways to help me overcome that hurdle. Much of what I have learned from the teachers comes from observing them in relationship with us. They are wonderful role models.
Pass me on the street and I will seem to be an ordinary person. I’ve been married for over 25 years and have two daughters and lots of pets. I have a B.S. degree in geology and teach science in junior high school. As a member of Unity Church, I lead its choir and prison ministry. I am certified as a Reiki master and continue to pursue my interest in spiritual healing.
Recently I co-facilitated a stillness workshop at the Urantia Family conference. As my retirement from teaching approaches I will be expanding my service of spirit for the betterment of our world. I offer my service to you in learning how to contact your spiritual teachers.
Watch her video, The Garden of Transformation