This thread caught my eye as it reminded me of some correspondence I had had with someone semi-recently on this very topic.
I thought it might be helpful to share our email exchange to highlight, through a practical example, some of the important considerations relating to teaching Divine Truth.
This info doesn't contradict other people's postings in this thread, and nor is it directly aimed towards Patricia, I just thought this might be a good place to share some basic principles about teaching Divine Truth.
General Principles to Consider:
1. If a person is not first living Divine Truth principles, then there is no way that they can teach them. Or, put another way, if you are 'teaching' Divine Truth while acting out of harmony with love, truth, ethics and humility, then you aren't teaching anything at all, and are simply in an addiction.
2. When a desire is pure the law of attraction will bring you opportunities to engage that desire. However, keep in mind that these opportunities may not take the form that you predict or that feel 'safe'!
(Also, if you are driven by addiction, you might rationalize that certain things in your life are positive 'attractions' encouraging you down a path to follow that 'desire' when in fact you are just justifying acting in your addiction. The key here is to be sensitive to your own desires, your self deception vs. truthfulness with self, and about the actual calibre of the opportunity on offer - e.g. is it an opportunity to feed an addiction in yourself or others, or is it an opportunity to give, to grow and to love).
My Email Exchange with M____:
Dear Mary and Jesus,
I realise I am still having fears/blocks in writing to Jesus. It is so weird that I watch the videos and feel such love and humility in you Jesus, but have an absolute fear about writing to you so right now I am aware that by writing to Mary it feels "safer" but face a little of the fear by addressing it to Jesus too - feeling it as I write.
But I have a very specific thing I would value your views/truth on. Lately, I have an every increasing desire to share divine truth. I have been sharing bits at work. I work with young people and have found them to be so open to hearing about spirit world and I realise I need to share more truth with them, though it may put my job at risk, as I am not meant to share my personal beliefs. I attracted a job that contained some desire, but is also full of my addictions so I am feeling into all this at the moment. However, I have had stronger feelings to share in different way and imagined finding a small hall, sending out a flyer or a poster and seeing who would come and sharing what you have shared with me. ( I would really love to do this with adolescents too) I have a fear of talking in front of groups and yet dream of it too. But my biggest concern is my current soul condition. I realise I am still in huge facade and addictions. I have a some will to love I believe, but huge fears about feeling overwhelmed. Today I asked Robby to channel some spirits who are with me and I feel as a heavy painful energy on my spin and shoulders. I met a female spirit who was not in a good condition and found it funny that she could distract me and pull my strings easily. She has been with me for a long time - with my emotions of fear of failure and not feeling good enough etc. It explains why I sometimes step into my desires but don't embrace them fully, but this time I don't want to do that.. I just want to follow this growing desire to share divine truth and face the LOA that would come with it. However, I will wait if you feel I need to be in a better condition to do so as I don't want to taint the teachings, but I would like to make a start and challenge my addictions/ facades and fears.
I would be very grateful for any truth you feel you would like to share.
with gratitude and love
I'd be happy to offer you some feedback from what I see and feel in your email.
First off, you definitely don't need our approval on your spiritual condition before you follow your desires to share Divine Truth. Your desire to get our feedback before doing so is addictive. That is, you are wanting to avoid some fears and gain 'Daddy's approval' for doing what you want to do. In part, this helps you feel that you can avoid some of the responsibility for what happens if you do follow your desire and it doesn't turn out the way you wanted it to or goes badly etc. You are also trying to have us exercise some authority over you which is totally in opposition to what we teach which is for you to engage your own will to do what you desire and engage with God in a process of learning and growth via your experiments.
We believe that Divine Truth is a gift and that everyone is free to use that gift however they wish to. We don't own the truth - it was given to us by God and we want to pass on the gift of our experience with that Truth to others only because we feel it is so valuable and we hope to inspire others to engage with God in an experiment of their own (not to just take our word for it).
I feel that when people truly value that gift of God's Truth and are embracing a state of humility and are willing to face their fears then they will naturally be drawn into sharing Divine Truth themselves - but in that instance they would do so without addiction.
The issue that already stands out for me on reading your email is that you are already being dishonest and unethical in the way that you are currently sharing Divine Truth in your workplace.
You are sharing your beliefs in your work environment when you have made an agreement that you would not do this. This action in itself is very out of harmony with Divine Truth. If I were you I would be looking at what rebellious and addictive emotion is driving you to share Divine Truth in an environment in which you have stated that you would not. Your actions, since they are out of harmony with Truth, create a barrier to your relationship with God and discovering and healing these emotion will not only assist your relationship with God but also help you uncover your true motivations for wanting to share Divine Truth with others.
For example, many people are driven by the desire to not feel alone in their discovery of God's Truth and so they want to tell other people about it so that other people will 'join' them. In this instance, the desire to share Divine Truth is based on an addictive emotion of wanting to avoid loneliness. While at the moment you live with a partner who says that he has an interest in Divine Truth, I don't feel that his sentiment is sincere (he is more interested in being cared for by you and staying in his addictions with spirits) and you do in fact feel quite alone in your quest for God's Truth and healing.
Also, it can be easy to 'take advantage' of a work situation where people who will listen to you are brought into your company every day (e.g. the young people that you work with) and rather than face the fear of putting yourself out there (in a town hall with an unknown audience) it can feel 'easier' to break your personal agreements about sharing your belief systems and just talk to your captive and sometimes needy audience. This neglects the basic principles of Divine Truth (you are being dishonest with your employer) and you get to share what you are passionate about with people who aren't necessarily asking to be spiritually educated. You do all this without facing any of your own personal fears.
Your actions at work are quite a rebellion at your employer's authority and (depending on how you are sharing with these young people) this is also an abuse of your position of authority over the people in your care. God is the ultimate authority in the universe and while we may rebel at His Laws this only leads to our pain and ultimately if we want to be happy we come to LOVE His Authority! So it does seem that you have some unhealed emotions about authority to deal with.
While some of your motivations to share Divine Truth may be pure, at the moment they are obscured by addictions. Healing these will help you to get clearer about what you want to do, why you want to do it and also get closer to God.
I feel that hiring a hall and having a go at presenting some truth to members of the public - very humbly acknowledging your own condition and progress (or lack of progress) on the truth you speak about - would definitely help you work through some fears and to challenge your addictions. However if you do this without a desire to feel those fears and challenge the addictions you have then it probably won't go very well for you or the audience and you will quickly loose interest in doing it again (speaking here as a sister who has experience of what happens when you approach sharing Divine Truth in addiction vs. wanting to challenge addiction!).
I haven't involved Jesus in the writing of this email as I do feel that you are in addiction in the way you emailed us - that is, I feel that you would really like a response from him but don't want to face the fear of emailing him directly. By emailing me and addressing the email to both of us you are actually attempting to 'enlist' me to assist you in getting his attention. So, while we share everything and he knows I am emailing you, I haven't gotten his input because I feel to do so would be helping you avoid your fears and complying with your manipulation.
I hope that my feedback helps you gain some clarity and engage some more self-reflection about the issues of ethics and about sharing Divine Truth with others.
Hi again M______,
Just a couple of things I thought to add:
First, I had a quick word with Jesus and he did point out that the law of attraction will begin to bring you opportunities to share Divine Truth when your soul is ready and more purely desiring to teach. So, for example you will attract people asking you about what you believe or even asking you to give short talks on the subject.
This is very different to you speaking with the kids who are in your care who have not been attracted to you for any other reason than you working with them. Also, my suggestion that you hire a hall and give a talk is ignoring that the law of attraction is not already presenting you with loving opportunities to share what you have heard about God, Love etc and so is not good advice!
Second, I just wanted to encourage you in resolving these issues. I took the time to respond to you because I believe that you have some sincerity about growing your relationship with God and healing your soul. So just remember that these issues are stepping stones, things to work through, that will make the way clearer and easier the more you work through them.
Lots of love,