The A.L.M. Readings: 1 — The Offering of a Name

The Offering of a Name

June 2oth, 1973


Light Morning has its roots in the intuitive guidance that was received for nine months in Virginia Beach in the early 1970’s. Out of this guidance, in the form of “readings”, came both the vision for the community and the passion to translate that vision into our daily lives. During the following seasons, we will share some of these “ALM Readings” in our online Journal.

The tone and language of the readings is mystical and Christian. Some of us were more comfortable with this “dialect” than were others. Gradually, however, we all grew into the understanding that what was being conveyed was much more important than the particular language in which it was being conveyed.

The passage below is an exploration of why the name Associations of the Light Morning was offered for the common work to which we were being called. It seems even more relevant and evocative now, during this troubled Autumn of 2001, than it did in the Summer of 1973.

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Question–We are grateful for the name, Associations of the Light Morning, which was offered to us during the reading session of last Friday evening. If it be right, would you please discuss the significance of this name-how and why it was chosen to be offered to us-that we may grow into a deeper understanding and appreciation of its meanings and of its implications concerning our past, present, and future purposes and opportunities as a group.

Response–This was given as an understanding description as to what this group might grow to offer, to be, in many respects. “Associations” pertaining to those that will come and go, and will gain from such a touching. Not so much those that would become a permanent part of such a group, but even those touching in their experience in the earth plane. That they might gain for themselves a better understanding, or a greater love and devotion for mankind and the purpose of man within the earth, that his soul might grow closer to the Creative Forces.

That these would pertain not only to those directly involved with the group, but all those that might become, in one form or another, attached in their various ways, coming and going. That it might be a more general association. That those that are outside of it, as such, would feel included, rather than excluded. That it would not be so exclusive (as that of a club connotation or such); but that all might feel, who come to this, in one understanding or another, the kinship with such a vibration and understanding set up through such channels.

And for, then, the “Light Morning”-There will grow and is growing upon the earth in many forms (in individuals, in thoughts, in spiritual ideals, and through the earth itself) there is building darkness, in the form of ignorance, abuse, lack of love, understanding, compassion, cooperation-all those attributes which the Father would have in man.

For without these, he cannot come to the throne; he cannot even know the throne. It is through the understanding of these very attributes (how they come to be a part of man, how they come to be part of the living structure in the family of man, and how they come to be an expression, then, through the activities in this structure), it is these that will make the difference.

But the darkness is coming upon the earth now. For there are many who do not see, who do not hear, who do not heed, who feel threatened-for their very existence would hinge upon their attachment to things which do not sprout or have their root within the spiritual ideals, which is the reality.

However, the realities made within the humans (within the minds, within the bodies, and manifesting in physical forms without the bodies) become to many so over-powering that these become the realities. Here is the chance (in a form, in part) to bring about that change; to help restore the correct balance, from what is the [present] reality, to what [now only] seems to be such a reality.

Here, then, may come from the darkness a new beginning, a light dawn, a light morning. For from the morning comes the noon and the bright day. Only can these be born if there are the seeds, if there is the understanding, if there is the new form of approach, of ideals, of structure, of trying to perceive and enact within the structure of the physical and mental life, the spiritual ideals of the Father.

For these have been put forth, and the universe has been created upon such laws and ideals that center about love. And without a greater understanding and striving for the universality of such a concept, there cannot come again the oneness in creation, of man to his Maker, that there once has been. Again, there can be.

And with this there might come the beginning of a new dawn-when those who see the darkness might then open their eyes to the light; when those who are down-trodden might then reach up a helping hand to that which might seem real, when those things that seem real now begin to crumble and perish before their very eyes.

And with, then, the past associations that have been here, and with those of the future associations that will come: Those that have gathered around this, that will gather around this, have in great part been involved with and shall be involved with the manner of teaching spirit, teaching spirituality, in a form of practical application, that might begin to make sense to the man who has had little contact with such things in the past, in this present, or contacts with such spiritual concepts that cannot fulfill, then, the needs which he finds in and around him.

These, then, will be the fulfilling of such obligations and structures taken on. That those who have the ability to teach, those that have the ability to perceive and to put into action (at least in part, if not wholly) those things which may be received, then there might be the dawning light. Not only in self, but for those who might see also from their darkness, which becomes too heavy and has no answer, no lightness.

Therefore, those things which were given to indicate such scopes of work, of ideas, of ideals, of giving, of love, of understanding, of the practical application of spiritual concepts, in new forms that have not been considered heretofore for generations. These, then, you see, would be the implications here for rebuilding those systems, those ideals, those structures, those patterns, which have served in the past, which must serve now, to bring about a new order in chaos.