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Some Thoughts Muses & Meanderings / A dream of love and concern
« on: November 08, 2018, 06:53:16 PM »
I woke up from a dream this morning that might explain something about my upcoming travel to York to work as Ron's assistant to help in any way I can with various assignments.  Perhaps it shows my fear, or at least concern, for my family before, during, and even after the dark period, when even more danger may loom in the Gulf coast region where I live.  I worry that I may leave before definite plans are made for my family to bug out at the drop of a hat. As you may recall in the Urantia Book, even Jesus made sure that His family affairs were secure before He began His public ministry.

In the dream there was a large room with small round tables and chairs all about the room.  As I walked into the room I located one table with chars and claimed it a I sat down.  Small talk ensued between me and the other people at their tables nearby.  I had the feeling that I was waiting for others that I knew, in particular, members of my family to join me.  People began to come to my table and join in conversation so often, that we had to slide tables close together to accommodate the additional walk-ups.  More and more people seemed to want to come to my table, some sat at the table, some just observed from nearby.  My spoken words and actions acknowledging all or most of them seemed to attract even more.  Now, children were coming to the large tables slid together, not to converse per se, but just to be near all the action going on, it seemed.  Suddenly, I found myself holding one of the young children.  A four or five year old boy had fallen asleep while I held him vertically in my left arm, using my right arm to continue "speaking with my right hand."  I realized that the boy had fallen asleep in my arm by the weight of his head resting on my left shoulder.  Immediately I thought it was one of my grandchildren, because of the familiarity I have holding the lovely dead weight of a sleeping child in that position, and the inner knowledge I have of the boy's own feeling of security when in my grasp, tucked away with head on shoulder.  And then I looked at him and noticed his beautiful complexion and his short crew-cut hair, and realized that the boy was not my grandchild.  So, I looked around only to discover that there were many other young children apparently eager to be held for comfort and rest as well.  None of the children turned out to be in my family, but that didn't matter.  They could have well been family members because I felt so much love for them all.  I loved the sincere trust and faith they apparently demonstrated coming to me for comfort.

When I woke up, I thought:  Is this the Fatherly love, when at the Last Supper, Jesus asked, no, commanded His apostles to have with on another, in addition to the brotherly love that He had previously taught them to share?  Yes, I believe it is, I concluded.  Should we all be fortunate to experience the pleasure of Fatherly love.  This must be, I thought, the reason Father created us; for Him to experience the glorious, ecstatic relationship of fatherly love--our coming to His table with utter, sublime trust, faith, and love.  How great Thou art to live and love an experiential reality with so many, many children who come to His table!

So I say to you all,  I am not courageous at all about my leaving family without security.  I greatly fear losing any of my children and grandchildren.  For that matter any of the beautiful innocent little ones.  How can I leave to go about doing the Father's business without being certain the family is well take care of.  I must, of course.  I will.  So I pray, Father, please get me to York knowing that my family's safety is secured.  Give me the knowledge to know how to make that happen. 

Thank you, Father.

Steve


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Some Thoughts Muses & Meanderings / A fine time for bananas and ice cream
« on: October 28, 2018, 01:50:19 AM »
Nice to see you back in the saddle, Ron.  There is but one good thing about a recovery period after oral surgery and it's not tomato and pea soup. But it IS all the ice cream shakes you can mush down. If I may suggest, add some sliced bananas to your stirred milk and ice cream, and don't forget to squeeze some Hershey chocolate syrup and a tablespoon of cherry syrup.  But be careful not to substitute cayanne pepper for the cherry syrup, if you happen to be loopy from the hydrocodone. Don't get me wrong, we love hot spicy food down in Cajun country, but not in the ice cream please!  


Seriously, measure your steps carefully, Mr. Loopy. This is when you can trip up. Just a bit of caution from Mama Gitz. Now go eat your ice cream and rest.
Gleefully, Steve. 

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FUSION TALK / The Greatest Gift
« on: September 25, 2018, 01:07:14 PM »
Speaker: Thought Adjuster
Subject:  The Greatest Gift
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Time:  11:05 CDT, 12:05EDT

Fusion with one's Thought Adjuster can invoke thoughts of thankfulness to the Father for the fact of being so gifted.  What a gift indeed.  But for the sake of discernment try this:  Reverse one's thinking from such a gift received to a gift given to our Father Fragment within.  This unselfish gifting from one to the Father is perhaps the greatest gift ever given during either the mortal life on Urantia or later on the mansion worlds. Realize that by fusing with your Thought Adjusters, They receive personality forms.  You learn from the Urantia Book that spirit beings have recognizable and distinguishing forms, Thought Adjusters do not have form.  When fusion occurs with Their mortal associates, They receive a gift from you--a personality presence, a pattern.

What wonderful loyalty displayed committing to be forever one with his indwelling Adjuster.  One takes His guidance and takes and takes...there comes a time with everyone to give back...that gift of fusion.

As Lemuel writes today, it's like hitting the jackpot of all jackpots...the greatest mutual gift of all times.            Steve


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General Discussion / Pray Always
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:57:22 AM »

Subject:  Pray Always
Speaker:  Thought Adjuster
Date:  September 18, 2018
Time: and Place:  Lafayette, Louisiana - 9:15 AM CDT, 10:15 EDT
Category: New Transmission 

The sun rises this morning in all it's glory.  We expect 106 degrees F  heat index today.  I call on my TA in a practice session this morning to give me a word or phrase to keep in mind throughout the day as a test of my strength of focus.  Have You a message or suggestion my Father fragment within?

"Try this out....Pray Always.  Paul challenged His followers to so the same.  Of course, it is not required to kneel or be still or anything like that.  Rather, keep Me in your every thought.  With practice this exercise can be taken literally.  When driving a car, or giving direction to someone you work with in business, eating lunch, and so on, today you will feel that it is impossible.  But with practice you can, and it is so rewarding.  Remember your first reactions to a car taking you out of your lane?  Tomorrow you will remember it in a different way., and the next day you will thank Me for advising you, when your cursing turns into a smile for receiving the gift of challenge.  When you fail, and you will at least for a while, think of Me, think of Paul.  You should be so lucky to have the challenges that Paul had to overcome during his lifetime on Urantia.  I have had to endure you all these years, and what could be more difficult than that?" (Thanks a lot).

Anything else my dear One? "What... you ask for more?  Handle this request that you pray always and let us see how it goes for today, and we will talk again tomorrow."

Thank you, and I will do my best today.         Steve

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General Discussion / TEAMWORK: A Federation Between Friends
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:15:37 PM »
A week or so ago Ron introduced the work "Federation" into our discussion forum.  Some discussion ensued and decidedly dropped for now but I have not been able to let it go.  You see I have an affinity for the word when thinking of all our galactic friends in the universe and our Celestial Friends throughout all the universes:  A roof underneath we ALL can live and serve.  In fact, it's not so much the word Federation, rather the word Teamwork that I think of within a Federation.  Often I have encouraged persons to be loyal not only to their brothers here on Nystoria but to their Brothers everywhere else.  And together we can build a universe to be settled in light and life someday.  What a goal! 

So I search the TUB for the subject teamwork and lo and behold, coincidentally or not, I find it on page 312, Paper 28: Section 5.3 titled THE SECONDARY SECONAPHIM, the Union of Souls where it says, "These are the angels who foster and promote the teamwork of all Orvonton.  One of the most important lessons to be learned during your mortal career is teamwork.  The spheres of perfection are manned by those who have mastered this art of working with other beings." 

So, soon I hope that we can revisit the concept of a Federation--a team enjoying the "fruit of an intelligent appreciation of universe brotherhood..." UB 39:4.4 ("What is loyalty?").

On another note:  Ron, I believe it was Michael that told me that you had an opportunity to recall certain missing parts of Ilok's specific work regarding carbonless energy.  Because of security reasons I have not shaken the tree for falling gems of your additional knowledge and discoveries either via emails or discussion forum.  My systems are not near secure enough to warrant my own curiosities and satisfactions.  I thought it wise to wait until I'm in York.  But if you think differently let me know.  Thank you and Michael for wondering why I am silent on this subject.  Also thank you Michael for the warning about the importance of keeping the book under lock and key.  I did so today even more.  Ron, I am so anxious to learn more about Ilok's work. Do you think we could talk about it by private email or perhaps letters?  

I pray, Father, that Ron's health is finally improved and ALL the pain gone.  If this new start achieves this outcome, then I'm glad we start over.

Steve





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Music Compositions And Other Artistic Expressions / Overture/Anthem
« on: February 09, 2018, 02:08:58 PM »
Hi Everyone:

Here is the piece we talked about.  I have been working on an additional majestic sounding "entrance" piece in the the key of C that I may add to this piece, but here's what it is so far.  If any of you beautiful people (Francis Scott Key-type) would like to try to put lyrics to the Anthem, please go for it.  Thanks for listening.
Steve 

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Dear Ron and List:

Here is the Variation on Bach's Two-Part Inventions No. 13 composed by me.  I must say that this piece is a combination of Bachs, both J S and his son, Frederick Immanuel.  One day I found a piece that J S's son wrote that at least seemed to me to be a variation of papa's No.13.  While playing it I liked the way Frederick used the full register of the upper and lower keys, where J S concentrated in the middle register of the piano/harpsichord for his piece.  So I guess you could say this piece is a variation of a variation of No.13.

Thanks for listening.  I'm short for time today so I am not able to attach Bach's original work but if you listen to the original Bach Two-Part Inventions No.13 you may better understand and appreciate the method to my madness with this attached composition.      Steve.

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Hello Everyone:
For your entertainment here is a piano piece written for our Forum family titled "Fanfare for the Magisterial Mission" for Brass Ensemble composed by me.  Unfortunately I did not have a full brass ensemble to play and record it quite yet. So, you will have to settle for my piano rendition played by me.  The Fanfare has 4 Parts:
Part 1.  The Trumpets Herald
Part 2.  Phase 1 Commencement
Part 3.  Baroque and Blue   (A seeming departure from Parts 1 and 2  but this Part invites diversity of interests/personalities to our table.
Part 4.  Recapitulation, Cadenza.

Hope you enjoy.  When we are ready for a real Fanfare we'll call on Aaron Copeland ( "Fanfare for the Common Man" ).
Steve



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New Members Forum/Introduce Yourself / Hi, Steve Gitz here
« on: July 11, 2016, 03:52:47 PM »
I thought it was about time to enter some facts about me.  I'm a 67 year old white male.  Grew up in New Orleans and have been living in Lafayette, LA for 36 years.  Pianist/composer, geologist, 2006 Louisiana State Senior Athlete of the Year(having won multiple gold medals around the USA as a senior Olympian).  Met the Urantia Book in 1970 while attending LSU.  Bought dozens and dozens of UBs throughout the years and gave them to family, friends and strangers but no readers yet.  Married in 1976 to my wife, Jane, who fought a battle with cancer a couple of times, finally being taken by that disease in 2004 (she was 52).  We have three sons and three grandchildren, so far.  Jane and I opened a music store in 1991.  Our oldest son, Peter, runs it now with me somewhat on the sidelines.  

Years ago I postulated what I call Steven's Law: "God never made one of anything".  Example:  Someone may argue that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God.  I would say, "Aha!  Remember Steven's Law:  "God never made one of anything" and then try to teach that there exists many universes, so many begotten Sons.  Try it sometimes--it helps with the concept.

Thanks for accepting me as a junior member in our Family.
Steve




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