Common Grounds {Channeled}

Teacher Prolotheos of the Mentori.
Subject: “Common Grounds.”
Received by Valdir Soares.
Prolotheos: “Why are human beings separate by their religions, rather than united by them? This is a question often posed by many in your world. The main reason for this is because religionists’ personal beliefs were changed into religious dogmas. A religious belief is a transcendental conviction held by the individual and it is unique to that individual. Religious dogma is a doctrine imposed on a group of individuals as the ‘faith confession’ of that particular religious group.
“The most outstanding characteristic of religion is its personal profession. Religion is a relationship between the religionist and his or her Deity. Religious faith can be embraced by philosophy as an unifying element of reality. However, it is truly beyond the grasp of science, for religion is a wholly subjective matter.
“Religious groups are social entities that bring together individuals professing similar religious beliefs, and their value is directly proportional to their function as facilitators of worship, fellowship and service to others. Religion itself, on other hand, should be seen as a human phenomenon, a spiritual endowment, a gift from Deity. Religion is not a designation for a particular creed among many. Capable of expressing true spiritual faith, transcendental faith, religion itself is the common ground that should unite all religionists.
“Religious faith is also unique, in disregard of its immediate object, complexity or simplicity, mores and associations. All that matters is its nature and drive, both being spiritual. Bona-fide religious faith infallibly reaches up to some level of Deity and, through it, to the very Father of All, the First Source and Center of all.
“Religious tolerance is one step in the right direction, but it is not enough; there should rather be religious empathy. Mere tolerance is a halfway attitude; embracing religious empathy towards everyone’s religiosity, however, a positive uniting attitude is what will bring together all religionists. It doesn’t mean that all will believe in the same way, but it does mean that from all possible ways and beliefs, we are first and foremost faith-sons-and-daughters of the Supreme Being – which is all that counts.
“So, my dear pupil, this is our living and teaching – discovering common grounds, converging paths, rather than dispersing ones. I am Prolotheos, always glad in finding a common ground between my thoughts and yours. Carry on, my dear. Peace to you, always.”
Translated from Portuguese by Valdir Soares.
The 11:11 Progress Group.
“Don’t throw ‘bread’ to the multitudes, but give it to them one by one, for a grown man will need more than does a child, and some won’t need any at all.” -- Teacher Prolotheos.


Unknown Teacher. 
Subject: “Like Children.”

Received by Oscar.

Teacher: “Why do you feel so often that you are not worthy, that you have failed?  Do you believe your Father is ashamed of you, that He will turn his back on you?

“Those who are mortal parents accept that their children will make many mistakes during their childhood and youth.  It is a known and evident fact that children, not knowing many things of life, make mistakes and stumble sometimes during their growth experience.

“Similarly, all men and women in this world are like children, growing, learning and stumbling from time to time.  The Father loves each one individually, and He knows each one in a personal and intimate fashion.  Just like human parents learn to love their offspring almost illogically due to the years dedicated to their care and well being.  Your Father has loved you since the beginning.

“It is true that in this world many children are not desired and their parents – who are also learning – have not taken the necessary responsibility to raise and educate them, sometimes leaving these little ones abandoned to on their own face the challenges of mortal life.  These children grow with a feeling of abandonment and a false perception of not being important.  However, this is not the case in the Kingdom of the Father.  Each one of your lives was conceived by the Father before this universe came into existence.  In fact, this universe exist for you, all of you, because everything had to be prepared for our existence, so we could enjoy the opportunity to reach the perfection of being.  Are you starting to perceive the magnitude of the love of the Father for each one of us?

“In your life you will stumble many times and make many mistakes.  This is how you learn and how an experience becomes a part of yourself forever.  The Father knows your intentions, your motivations and He is always waiting with open arms for you to come to Him, so He can give you what is yours by birth right as a valuable and indispensable member of the great universal family.”

Translated from Spanish into English by Oscar.

The 11:11 Progress Group.

You lit a Flame, and it will become a Raging Fire—ABC-22.