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If men’s desires and wishes be laudable, heaven will certainly further them. – Chinese
How do the Elder Brothers interact with us? I know how to communicate on the physical plane, but I often wonder how the Great Ones extend their behind-the-scenes help. An experience many years ago started me putting pieces of this puzzle together.
Our children were two and five years old when we moved to Texas. After we were settled, my parents shipped us a beautiful piano I had grown up with and learned to play on. I was thrilled, and started getting reacquainted with the instrument We found a Disney song book and had fun singing songs with the children as I accompanied them on the piano..
Along with the music my parents sent with the piano I found an album of short songs my father had composed He was a pianist, musician and composer, but I didn’t know much about his work. So it was exciting to examine these songs to see what I could learn about my dad. And right at this time I became an Order member.
Soon after this I got a letter from the Fellowship about a children’s prayer Dr. Stelle had written, wondering if it could be set to music. I had no training in composition and had never tried anything like this before. But with the enthusiasm of becoming an Order member and wanting to contribute something to the Work, I felt excited and unusually confident. So I said, “Why not?” I could at least give it a try. I had nothing to lose.
Thinking of the endless possibilities for writing music to fit Dr. Stelle’s words, at first I felt overwhelmed. But as I studied how my father’s songs were put together, gradually a melody for the Children’s Prayer took shape. After what seemed like a lot of sweat, trial and error, the piece was completed and sent to the Fellowship.
Much later, I can look back and realize how many different conditions came together to form the inspiration of behind-the-scenes help that encouraged me to try something I had never done before. The timing was so perfect, I’m convinced of the Elder Brothers’ fine hand and support in setting the stage. I just had to do my part to take advantage of the opportunity. Another key to the success that I didn’t know then but can see now, is that this musical prayer was going to benefit the Fellowship’s work with the Youth Training. That was surely one reason the help was extended.
Interestingly, soon afterward and encouraged by this success, I tried to write another composition just for fun. But this time, behind-the-scenes help and inspiration were missing, and any further interest in pursuing this direction soon dissipated.
Today I better understand why it is to our benefit to get to know the kindly Elder Brothers as our friends. Attunement with their help, and acceptance of their guidance, can help us achieve some amazing accomplishments for the benefit of the Work!
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“I just had to do my part to take advantage of the opportunity.” Herein lies the heart of this message. Although hard for some to realize, there are ‘coaches’ who are most willing to help us, but we must first put in the time and effort to prepare ourselves to receive their help.
These ‘coaches’ must stay on the sidelines and not enter our field of play, but their guidance, encouragement, and support are vital expressions of God’s love for us. They are aware of our problems and their solutions because they have experienced them and by overcoming them, achieved the level of success required to help us.
There is not a sincere successful athlete in any sport that does not acknowledge the help received from their coaches. Neither will we achieve mastership without the guidance and love of our ‘coaches.’
A thought provoking story. I worked on the Youth Training Lessons with that kind of attunement and had a similar experience. When I had the guidance of the Fellowship and the inspiration of the Elder Brothers, ideas would pop and my writing would flow smoothly. If I got attached to my own train of thought, I would tend to write over the heads of my intended audience and it just wouldn’t feel right. There is a lot to be said for the “Muse” that inspires musicians, artists and writers, and that really can inspire any of us in our positive creative efforts.
What a beautiful experience! We have probably all had similar experiences in attunement; perhaps the Great Ones’ way of teaching us this wonderful tool. I remember my own move from the east to California. I wanted to be closer to the Work and began a precipitation. Although my company had no opening here, and I was not trained in any areas of their work out here, I only knew deep down that this was right for me. Things got complicated for a time but, sure enough, within two years I had a new address in the west!