Now that we’ve all recovered sufficiently from our travel and are all well slept, perhaps we can come together with our full capacities working and reach some important inner realizations that can live with us forever.
We want to take a long look at a man named Judas and to see that Judas is a symbol of something from which most people of the world are still suffering. Never think that Judas passed out of the picture when he threw himself on the burning coals. Judas is among us in a very specific way. Still pretending friendship, still crucifying the Christ, still winning your confidence. We have not recognized the betrayer within our midst.
Your hope for fulfilling life is all poured inadvertently into Judas and in the end Judas turns upon you because you do not recognize him. The disguise he wears is time and your life is poured into time and time runs out. Time seem to create for you but it also destroys what it creates. Time appears but it also disappears. Time vanishes down to a thin point. In the end the executioner of every person on this earth is time.
This cosmic betrayer must be recognized for what it is. There is no time in your Divine life and if you continue to flow in the tide of time you are separated from your Divine life, you are separated from God and whoever lives in time must face the fact that in time we are all separated from our own Divine being.
And so time is Judas. For when time runs out, it is Judas time itself that crucifies us. When we have determined to live in the Kingdom of God we make the equal determination to realize that there is no time in our Kingdom and therefore I cannot live in time. Only mortality lives in time, not Divinity. Immortality is timeless. And to catch the presence of yourself outside time is the way you catch the presence of yourself in the Kingdom of God.
Let us look at this phenomenon of time now not accepting the obvious that when we breathe, we’re breathing in time. When we eat, we’re eating in time. When we walk, we’re walking in time. It makes no difference what we do as human beings, we do it in time. It suffuses our lives and interpenetrates every cell of our body, every moment of our thought. And it will crucify us. We have no future in time.
All of the cosmic hypnosis of this world is contained in that flow of time. The only disease you will ever see is an image in mind in time. There is no disease in the timeless Kingdom which is present. And so somewhere you’ve got to draw a line. You’ve got to separate the chaff from the wheat. You’ve got to find out when you’re living in time and when you’re reaching outside of time. You’ve got to find the great secret that your life in time is not the life of God, that your life outside time is the life of God.
You’ve got to see Jesus in time saying “Thou seest me, thou seest the Father” and then stepping out of time into the invisible seemingly dead and then stepping back into time very much alive. All because of the presence of life outside time. That life outside time is the life that is the Christ life. The I life, the Divine life. It is present. When you have attained a measure of life outside time, you’re on your way to Christhood. You’re leaving the mortal dream and you’re leaving behind you the diseases, disasters and discords of that mortal dream before that mortal dream crucifies itself.
All our cards are on the table when we look at time and timelessness and we find that no life can ever be lost. The life that seems to be lost simply moves out of time into another time track. And because we don’t see this time tracks, to us they remain, perhaps, vague ideas in the mind. We talk about our incarnations, who we were, who we might be tomorrow or in the future. But in your timeless Self you’re past the idea of a you yesterday and a you tomorrow.
All incarnations are part of the past. And you see them as not incarnations at all but time tracks. The clairvoyant can see your time tracks and gives you the impression that a reincarnation is another you from a past life. I’d like you to know that there is no past life. Every reincarnation you have ever lived is part of the mortal illusion and existed only on separate time tracks which are present at this moment. The clairvoyant does not see your reincarnations from the past but sees them in the present in time tracks that are invisible to human eyes. And the prophet sees your future in time tracks that are invisible to human eyes in tomorrow, but they’re not tomorrow in reality. Your past incarnations are all present. And there will come a great moment when you step out of time all fused into one. There will a great Spiritual fusion of all your past into your present.
Let me explain just a wee bit about time tracks. If you could look inside your timepiece and see all the machinery, all the grooves, all the moving objects, the way they’re moving, one this way and one that way but all synchronized so it is with your time tracks. You have been moving through time and it is necessary. It is even necessary for your Soul to move through time and I think it’s important to get the full picture of what is really happening invisible to our human time sense.
Now you take the book of Genesis and look there and you’ve got seven days. Those seven days have never been fully deciphered as you all know. I’d like you to see them in a new way. I’d like you to see them as an explanation by Moses of the journey of your Soul. As your Soul leaves its Source and moves through time, it is picking up information that it must have in order to survive in eternity. Your individual Soul moves through time first into the void and Moses calls this the first day.
And then you move upward, always through time until you come to this and Moses calls this the fourth day. And your Soul moving through this fourth day now is on its homeward journey. It is the prodigal as we mentioned last night.
Moving upward now, it is moving toward its own home base which is the fifth world just above this one. And so the Soul making its flight begins from infinite Source, moves into the void called the first day, through the second day, through the third day and so we have the animal and the vegetable Kingdoms. And finally it moves into this fourth day which is actually the beginning of the animal Kingdom. I should have said vegetable and mineral Kingdoms in the first, second and third days. Now in the fourth day it is into the animal Kingdom and in the top of the fourth day is the human Kingdom.
Evolution is only about the fourth day, scientific evolution. Its evolution of the animal in time eventually becoming a human form and however distressing that was at one time it no longer is to those who have accepted the obvious fact that we have evolved in time.
But the Soul cannot stop here. The information it has been picking up has been very important. It has learned about a temporary life and this is its way of learning about eternal life. It picks up bits and pieces as it goes along. It learns that it has been dominated and this is how it learns to take dominion.
All through the experience of the four worlds, the Soul is learning what it needs to survive in the fifth, sixth and seventh worlds.
Now let’s move up beyond this world. I was asked to explain the third heaven. We’ll start with the first. The first heaven is the fifth world or the fifth day of Genesis. It is the universe of your Soul. You are now in the fourth world, the universe of your mind. Everything from the fourth universe down is an imitation, it’s a mental imitation placed here by the cosmic mind, world mind, carnal mind, universal mind, that which is not the infinite Consciousness. And so out of this nothingness, nothingness is recreated and is these four worlds that we inhabit one by one. Meanwhile our Soul is becoming quite educated and finally reaching a point where it’s ready to rejoin its own infinite Soul.
Our individual Soul lives in the infinite Soul of God which is the fifth world. Now it’s ready to move into the fifth world when you and I in our mortal state are willing to relinquish mortality. When we discover how to relinquish mortality, how to step out of the belief that I, Divine self live in form, live in matter, live in time, live in space, live in intervals.
When we can overcome the cosmic illusions, the Soul is released into the fifth world which is the first heaven. And then it moves up, into its marriage with the Spirit which is the second or the sixth day of Genesis. Now compare the, I mean, correlate the fifth world with the first heaven, and also the fifth day of Genesis. The fifth day and the fifth world are the first heaven.
The sixth day of Genesis is the sixth world and it is the second heaven. The seventh day of Genesis is the seventh world and it is the third heaven. First heaven, fifth world, fifth day is Soul, sixth day, sixth world, second heaven is Spirit, third day, third heaven is the seventh day and the seventh world which is Christ. Soul marries Spirit, Christ is born and you are catapulted into Christ awareness in the seventh day or the third heaven.
Now this is what Moses was briefly blueprinting. And you’ll remember that you were born in the image and likeness of God on the sixth day, not on the fourth not in this mind world, not in this imitation world, but in the sixth day which is the marriage of Spirit with Soul and then on the seventh day, you are that Christ, that life of God which is pronounced good forever.
Now if you take the seven mixing bowls and put them one within the other you’ll see seventh day, sixth day, fifth day, they’re all inter-penetrating, they’re all in one and so right now, Christ is, Spirit is, Soul is. They are homogenized in the Reality, but Soul is slowly learning them one at a time because at this point Soul is incapable of catching the fullness and has to go through the individual parts of the whole before it can appreciate and live and survive in the whole. And that’s what we’re doing. And that’s why so many things to us are difficult, unclear, seemingly incomplete. It’s because we’re living in an incomplete state of mentality.
And that is why now we’re ready to face the fact that time is the great separator. Time separates us from our eternal self. The very eternal self that we are now is inaccessible to our present mentality. And so we’re trading in our brain power for our Soul power because it’s our Soul power which is going to lift us into the Consciousness of the fifth world or first heaven which is part of the Divine plan of your ascension.
And so a life that seems to be lost in this world is never lost because the only life there is, is the life of God which can only be accepted, realized and lived in to a measure by a mortal being and that is only in the measure of acceptance and effort to be true to it rather than to truly experience the fullness of it.
And so now we are forced, we are forced to abandon all human effort to make a happy, complete, beautiful human life because it leads nowhere. Rather we bend our effort now to build our consciousness of our Divine life because it leads everywhere and it includes all that you could possibly want in the supreme human life.
So our sights are focus, our base of operation, our complete direction is to attain Soul consciousness. The Soul is trying to overcome our mortal sense of life. It is trying to overcome our mortal sense of life which is separated from our Divine life by the concept of time.
Now you had nothing to do with putting time here. You simply were forced to accept it until enlightenment begins to tell you that time is the hangman of the cosmic hypnosis. Your life is not in time. I, the Spirit of God, I am not in time. Please dwell with that now.
You have a fairly sketchy picture of the flight of your Soul but you can see that there is a purpose and a direction in which your Soul must take dominion over your mind. And unless you’re willing to cooperate with your mind you merely defer all the Divine treasures that you inadvertently have been seeking in time instead of in eternity.
I am stepping out of the belief that I, the living child of God exist in time. I’m following the Spirit of Christ in Jesus outside time. Follow Me, outside time. Follow Me into the eternal now. You won’t need your mind where you’re going. You can leave it outside. You follow Christ into the eternal now and you wait upon the Lord.
The reason we have not experienced eternal life, Divine life, perfect life is because with our mind we have not yet abandoned the idea of running our lives. We have a personal life, a my life, an individual life, a me life. You cannot run God’s life and so this passage through time has been necessary to slowly winnow out the self-will, the desire, the human aspiration, the ego that is so concerned with itself, the fear, the qualities of that ego which keep it moored upon this earth. All of these lose their potency for you. You no longer need them. You discover they are not only not an aid but they are a deterrent. In your Kingdom all your human virtues are nothing. All your human vices are nothing. All your human skills are nothing.
You come into the Kingdom as a little child, truly as an embryo and you do not try to nourish the embryo with your own intelligence but rather to lay yourself at the feet of your Source. You are accepting the Divine life of God which is your life and to accept it you must learn to abandon the belief in another life, a human life, a temporary life. We come into God with total acceptance, total faith, total trust and whatever measure of confidence we can muster up.
I am resting in the life of God for I am not in time. I am in eternal life. That is my life. That is who I am and that is where I am. This is a daily acceptance. I am eternal life now. I am not life in time.
You are moving out of the life that is an imitation, into the life that is the only life, the life of God which has no opposite, which has no beginning and no end, which is timeless. And in this new life, which has ever been your only life, your real life, you are at the mercy of the Life itself. It will never work through your consciousness as long as you still retain any desire to use it for a personal purpose. That is why it has been withheld. The Soul must learn that there is no personal Soul. There is only the Divine Soul. There is no personal you, there is only the Divine you. And if you are willing to permit the life of God to live itself as you without any mental interference, the Spirit can read your intentions and if there is in you still, that which will interfere, that which will say “Thank you for taking me this far, I’ll take it now from here”, that which will say, “What about my child, my son, my father, my brother, what about my income?” As long as you’re going to think in terms of a personal you, you are rejecting your Divine life. It cannot function in a personal you. This is the point.
And so I won’t pretend that we are jumping into Divine life but rather we are learning the requirements of attaining the awareness of it. We must totally impersonalize ourselves. And when Joel writes chapters and chapters and chapters about impersonalization, he’s leading you to the impersonalization which enables you through Soul to rise into your own Divine life but will never function in a person.
I am the Divine life that is not in time. Now you’re going to wake up some morning in your wilderness period and you’re going to take this “I am the Divine life that is not in time” and that’s going to be your consciousness for that day. And an embryo is not capable of running or even walking or even tottering. You going to have to struggle with that a little while, but I tell you it is food for the embryo. It is Soul food. It will feed and nourish that embryo. It will prepare that embryo for its own birth. I am the Divine life that is not in time. Meditate with it as we’re doing now. It’s a big bundle to swallow but let it simmer on the tip of your tongue, sip it carefully, wait for it to explain itself. I am Divine life not in time.
My life does not depend on birth or death. This is startling truth. Your life does not depend on birth or death. Your life has no beginning. Your life has no end. Your life always is. Your life has no past. Your life has no future. Your life is eternal. Even the future becomes the past but not eternal life. It never becomes the past. It’s always eternal. That is the life that is your life and this embryo consciousness trying to understand it is resting in the life that has no past and no future but is forever.
This embryo is resting in the life that is God. As startling as it is, that is your only life and it has never been anything but your life. It is your real life and when you live in It, your real qualities will express. I am accepting the life of God, timeless, eternal, perfect, invulnerable, untouchable by all the material powers of this world.
I’m not being asked whether I have been a sinner or whether I am moral or whether I’m immoral or whether I have repented or whether I have forgiven. My life is my life and all these so called qualities of sin, repentance, forgiveness, whatever, the good ones and the bad ones were all part of my mortal existence which was not my life.
I am not living in yesterdays. I am eternal life and I am worthy of eternal life because that is my name. And if I am not true to my eternal life, I will not have it. I will not have the use of it, the joy of it, the flow of it, the peace of it. I must be true to my life. Therefore, I must learn more about it, what it is, so that I can recognize when I am untrue.
I am Divine life not in time and this day I will walk this earth as Divine life not in time. This day in the wilderness of mortality, surrounded by the illusions of mortality, I will walk through this wilderness in the conscious awareness that I am Divine life and that I am outside time. The flow of time has nothing to do with my Divine self, my Divine life. Just as the flow of time has nothing to do with God, the life of God is not in the flow of time. I am that life. I am independent of the flow of time.
My life will not age in time because my life is eternal life. My life cannot be sick in time or deteriorate in time and so this day in the wilderness, I look at age, I look at deterioration, I look at sickness, I look at every discord in a human life and I know it is not mine. It never was. I only accepted it in the false sense of life. I am Divine life not in time. But I must live there consciously and I have the weapon with that knowledge to weed from my life all the chaff that never belongs to me. It belongs to my false sense of life.
This is part of the overcoming. This is part of the crossing over. This is your cross. It doesn’t have nails but it’s your cross. You’re stepping out of time into eternity by accepting Divine life which is in eternity. We’re finding the new wine, we are transforming water into wine, the wine of Spirit from the water of mortality.
Do you see how beautiful Spirit has prepared the way for us, how beautiful the path of life, out of mortality into immortality when you are ready to understand, when you know the price you must pay and when you have a willingness to pay that price.
And so the life of God is the only life present here and beyond these walls. The life of God that I accept has no boundaries. It has no finitude of any nature. It is not restricted to one space or one time. The life of God that I accept, the eternal life that is my life exists throughout the infinite Kingdom of God and therefore my life exists throughout the infinite Kingdom of God. My life is Infinite life. Everything I accept there must be true too or there is no acceptance. Put on the garment of immortality, immortal life.
Your real life, your new life cannot use your human vehicle. It cannot use your mortal body. It has to produce its own vehicle and that is what your Soul is now doing. Your Soul is producing the vehicle in which your Divine life can express. Your mortal body served a purpose and it will continue to serve a purpose but slowly we must change our wine and then we must manufacture a new wine bottle and that wine bottle will be your body of the Soul. Your Soul feeds on its life in the Kingdom of God.
Some of you have mentioned an unrest. Some of you have mentioned a feeling of “I’m almost there I can feel it, it’s just on the other side of something.” Oh how many times we’ve had that. I’d like to define that feeling just a bit more.
Your Soul when it leaves its source never really leaves, but in moving through time it has to retain a yearning for its home. The unrest you feel is something very unique, something I don’t think you’ve ever heard. Maybe you’ve felt it. And when I mentioned it maybe you will recognize what you have felt.
Your Soul on its flight home has a multiple yearning. It yearns for Divine flesh. That’s a feeling within us that we have not been able to define, but in us is this yearning to be Divine flesh which is eternal and your Soul must produce that Divine flesh out of Spiritual essence. That is its function. And if you were a pianist and had no piano, you would be yearning, your fingers would be moving out, where’s my piano? I just have a melody bubbling through me, I want to play it. If you were a pianist without a piano, that would be a tragedy for you and this is the tragedy of the Soul, a built in tragedy with a purpose. It yearns to produce essence. That’s the nature of Soul. It must produce Divine essence. It must keep manufacturing the Soul body and therefore, it must go home. It must go back to the Soul world and when it leaves its Source that is a yearning built within it to pull it back to its Source.
That’s what keeps it on its flight. It’s almost like a homing pigeon or any kind of a bird that seems to know where to go. We wonder, “how does it, how does it have a built in radar?” Well that built in radar is nature’s way of getting it back where it has to be and your Soul has this built in radar. It has to go to a place it knows not of where it can fulfill itself and manufacture essence which will be your Soul body. That’s what your Soul is doing now. That’s what it’s been moving toward. The duration of its cycle from Source back to Source.
So your Soul, with its intense desire for Divine flesh, with its intense desire to breed the Divine Soul, its intense desire to find its Spirit is now moving with your cooperation on this level as you are willing to accept Divine life, Divine Sonship, Divine self. The Son of God cannot have a human life and to say I’m the Son of God and have a human life and a human body is only part of the experience that is waiting for all of us. Yes, I’m the Son of God but I must experience my Divine life which is the life of the Son of God and my Soul is going to be the only instrument I can depend upon. My Soul will manufacture, through its marriage with my Spirit, it will manufacture the infant child, the essence, the Soul body in which my Christ realization will be born.
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Soul body manufactured out of your Spiritual essence by your Soul is going to be the manger for your Divine birth. And oh, there are so many counterparts of this in the human world, so many imitations of it every day. But the genuine return to Source and the birth of the realization of Christ will come only after your Soul body has been prepared for you. You must have that manger and you are preparing the way now for it. We are cooperating with our Divinity. From Source, our Soul is moving now toward the fifth world and it is outside time.
And so for you to step outside time, you must now relax and let your Soul take over, for your Soul is your way to attain the awareness that I am outside time not inside.
Your second meditation is, “My Soul is always outside time.” My Soul is outside time and so on the day that you awaken in the morning and realize my Soul is outside time, you’ll move through that day living out of your Soul which is outside time instead of in your mind which is inside time. That will be the second day’s meditation.
Try to get the feeling now, we’re rising above mind to Soul. This was largely what was meant by keep your conversations in heaven. Every time you’ve been meditating, inadvertently or knowingly, you’ve been trying to lift yourself to Soul awareness and that is all part of this great yearning of Soul to return for its union with Spirit.
The entrance to the first heaven should be the normal progression of each individual upon what is called human death. But without the awareness of Soul, we must go back to another time track and another time track and another time track. And all these time tracks are invisible one to the other. If you could see now with cosmic vision, you would see your life in one-time track and see another life of yours in another time track and still another and another. You would see thousands of your own time tracks, all different lives that you lived. And you would see the lives of others on similar time tracks.
And so these time tracks are invisible to us because they’re all at different velocities of time. They’re so astronomically different that each is invisible to the other. They’re not in the past. In one glorious moment, all of your own time tracks become one. Just as your mind is swallowed up by your Soul. To an electrician or electrical engineer, they would be called time circuits. There would be circuits within circuits as there are worlds within worlds.
In this world, we have a certain speed of light. There are worlds where the speed of light is double this but not known to the scientists and there are worlds where the speed of light is triple this. In the different time circuits which are not visible or cognizable by those in this time circuit, but are to those who are able to live in their cosmic consciousness. Don’t confuse that with Soul Consciousness. If you never attain cosmic consciousness, you’ve lost nothing. It’s almost like a freak consciousness. Soul Consciousness is what we’re moving towards. However, it’s a helpful consciousness because it clarifies the inner workings of that time piece. It shows you how the parts synchronize, but when you’re in your Soul Consciousness, you won’t have any parts anymore to be concerned about. All of your time tracks are gone, all of your reincarnations are over. You’re living in the one eternal, undivided life.
My Soul is outside time. I find it necessary that I do not go through one day without this awareness. Why? Because you have to become familiar with the feel of your Soul. If you don’t live in it consistently, you lapse back into mind controls, mental controls and then of course almost automatically into the human sense of life. You lose the life of God as the reality of your being and you work in the substitute.
And so every day, you find it wise, sometimes the pull is so urgent you don’t have much choice, you’re reading a book and something just closes your eyes and drops the book for you practically and there you are, you just have to sit and you know why, Soul is making its demand. Hey, what about me, forget that reading down there and you may be doing many other things and feel it’s great pull. Respond to it if you can, if there is a way. I mean, find a way to respond because you might have an urgent direction, guidance or realization from it. Sometimes the deepening is so intense at that moment and not at other times so we become very, very responsive to these Soul urgings which say, “Come unto me” and you may be flying high mentally, but when this comes, let go and relax and find the inner peace. Let the Soul bring you the Kingdom. That’s what it wants to do.
The Soul is always manufacturing the essence of your Divine body so that you have a vehicle to live in the Kingdom. “I will prepare a table for you in the wilderness.” That will be your Divine body.
Now you know it’s finished. You know it’s ready. But are you ready? And that’s why it’s delayed and so it appears to us as if the Soul were constructing it now, but it’s done. It is finished. Your Kingdom is finished. Your Divine body is finished. Your Divine self is finished. All is awaiting your dropping the garment of mortality, stepping into the new wine of Spirit, in the new wine bottle, the Soul body, the essence. And so we have this symbolism of Mary and Judas complaining to Mary, “Why are you wasting that oil?” But you know what its saying. We’re being instructed about the oil of Spirit, the Divine body, the essence of your Soul so that you will know there is such a thing, and find confirmation in that knowledge given by Mary. Always there’s Judas trying to pull you back in the time universe where there is no oil of the Soul.
Your third day, we did it four years ago. You probably understand it better now. All of your life, now we’re talking about your real life, all of your life is now. You don’t have to wait for tomorrow. There won’t be any more of it tomorrow and a million tomorrows won’t contain any more of your life than there is now. Just as a million tomorrows won’t contain any more God life than is now. All of the life of God is now. And let’s accept the nowness and the wholeness and the fullness of a Divine life that does not depend upon tomorrow.
The future is an extinct word in your Divine life. The future is all now in your Divine life. And when you accept Divine life, you’re accepting the totality of what would be called a human future and you’re accepting a life far beyond the end of a human life. This is the life you are going to live in when you step out of this mortal sheet.
And it’s your now but only to the extent that you accept the fullness of it. It was always your life in all of those so called past, incarnating time tracks. You were the Divine life that you’re coming into understanding now and so that life then when you went through thousands of incarnations, that life was there and is your life now. It was always present. It hasn’t gone anywhere. You simply lived in a distorted fraction of your own self which is the nature of time. It presents to us fractions of our own being in distorted form in a sequence of slow intervals to the degree of our capacity to move with those intervals.
But the quickening takes you out of the time tracks. The quickening lifts you into the Soul consciousness which is outside of time which has a totally different horizon, a limitless horizon. In your Soul, sky does not meet the earth. In your Soul, you’re gazing upon infinity and all of it is your life.
My life is infinite now. My life is eternal now. I live my life in the eternal nowness of it rather than in a sequence of tomorrows, not piece by piece, inch by inch, drop by drop. All of my life is now. All of it.
That’s your third day. It’s going to be a fascinating day. A difficult day to be mortal. You won’t want to be. And you can see that it is approaching the understanding of Christ I am. Spirit is so gentle with us. It takes us and leads us. That little embryo in human terms would be a little older now. He’s enjoying the manger. He has more work to be done in his behalf, maybe he’s doing it himself. Maybe that Christ seed is doing its own work and this is the overflow into the appearance of a mortal world.
All my life is now. From this consciousness, look for a moment at sickness. Look for a moment at some form of disability. What are you thinking of? Does it belong to you? Is it not a part of the mortality you are leaving behind? Think of that disability. Where is it? It started in the world mind and it worked upon you because you were living a human life, in a human form with a human mind. That’s why it seemed deeply embedded. There are many tables to overturn before you come out of that human mind and human body and human sense of life. But you can see that disability is not part of your Divine self. And so it’s the inability of that consciousness to step over which retains the disability, is it not?
If the consciousness could step over, it would step out of that consciousness which contains a sense of a disability. And that’s how close you are to stepping out of the disability and I’m happy to report that there’s more than one here who has done that, more than one who has stepped out of disabilities. And the experience of stepping out of disabilities is the reason we must walk in the wilderness and be tested because that’s how we learn the powerlessness of evil, the unreality of it. Every moment in the wilderness is a preparation for survival in the reality of Divine life.
Begrudge no moments. They all serve a glorious purpose. We don’t want them. We don’t want the disturbances they cause. But if you can look back after they have gone and see what they have done for you with Spiritual eyes, you would know that they were part of a great preparation to lift you into your permanent self. They don’t come the same to all of us. They take funny, twisting turns.
I believe everyone, no matter how high they are will find that their testing is going to continue and if you can catch the idea that the testing no matter how critical is making it possible for you to live in eternity, you will bear your burden with a different attitude and even if you can’t find the answer of what this specifically is doing for me, please know it’s doing something. For one thing, it’s making you reach for your Soul because your Soul is the way out.
Feel the length and breadth of your life. Go into the four square life beyond this world. How far does your life extend? Where would the possible beginning of it be if it had a beginning? Would you go back just beyond the holy days of Jerusalem? Would you go back to worlds beyond this world. Would you go back before Atlantis? How far back can you go to know your life has always been the perfect life that it is and it has always been infinite? Feel the fullness of it, the scope of it, the glorious extent of it.
Think of an airplane that goes up twenty thousand feet or thirty of forty. Extend your life up with that plane and beyond where the plane cannot go. Your life is far beyond any plane that will ever fly, far beyond any missile, far beyond any satellite. Your life goes up and up and up and up, where does it stop? Nowhere. It is endless and it is all your life. Can you feel it?
Can you go down, down, down, deeper than the ocean and realize it is your life? That there is no hell down there. There is only your perfect life, extending and extending and extending, and not even in a circle, just going on and on and on and on and all your life, not circling back, just going on. Infinite and eternal. Yes, your life. That’s the life of God, isn’t it?
Go into tomorrow. Why are we waiting for tomorrow when your life is now. Every tomorrow is in your life right here. Feel your tomorrows. Enjoy them. Know them. They will serve you well. Your tomorrows will begin living today if you feel them. Realize the existence that every tomorrow is just an imitation of my eternal life which extends forever now. You’ll get leverage from that, I assure you. But you must get it so that it’s way down deep in your being as an experience.
I hope that day comes on Sunday for you so you don’t have to go to work. It will be a beautiful day, really. You won’t want to go to work on Monday, either.
When you have done this to a degree you’re simply in a state of enchantment. Everything stands still and from it comes that incomprehensible peace alive with vast expectancy. They go together sometimes, the expectancy and the peace. We’re accepting the life of God, the allness of that life which the Father has bequeathed the Son and the Son of God has the life of God and if you have not the life of God, you are not the Son of God. You must practice having the life of God.
And so the way you accept the world around you changes because you now living in the life of God, must accept the world from that focus. That which comes into my consciousness from the world, I must transform because where the world seems to be, my life is and what steps out of the world is not stepping out of the world, my life is there. And therefore, there’s nothing there to come into my consciousness except my own life and I must have this feeling then that I am bathing the universe in my life and I am bathing in that life.
Your fourth day. Let Christ, your true identity bathe your life with the life of Christ. Instead of you accepting this is my life, submit yourself to your full identity Christ and let Christ bathe my life. That would be your fourth day. Christ is bathing my life with Divinity. This is already the fact and this fourth day is the resting in the realization that Christ is bathing my life with total Divinity. That’s your fourth day.
There should be a merging of your consciousness so that it is swallowed into the Christ Consciousness and you cannot say that a personal self remains. There’s just a Glorious Being there.
Your fifth day is a return to an idea previously worked on but now from a different aspect: the entire world in time is not there. That’s your fifth day. The entire world in time is not there. Now you’re going to have to walk into it and do the chores of the day but out of the consciousness that the entire world in time is not there. So where are you going to be? You’re going to make the effort to live outside time while the form walks inside time. All of this is feeding that little embryo which is trying to grow into a full grown birth and every time you step into a truth and practice a truth, you are weaving the essence of your own Soul body. You are making possible the flight of your Soul to higher and higher heavens.
Let’s review then. I’m going to find it hard to remember where we started. I am the Divine life not in time. My Soul lives outside time.
I’m going to insert a new thought. All reality is now. All reality is now. Now it may be someday that you will walk through the experience of death, finding yourself very much alive and strangely not too unfamiliar with who and where you are and I think you will discover that if you meditate on all reality is now you’ll find yourself inhabiting many mansions that are unknown to the human sense of life.
You see, nothing can be added to reality and it’s all available to your Divine life now. So then, all reality is now means, that if I rest in my Divine life, even though I won’t become mentally conscious of it, my Divine life, experiencing all of reality will store this in the memory of my Soul, preparing a table for me when I move through the experience of the end of mortal sense. I will find myself in these stored memories in the Soul of the reality that is now.
I’d like to include this, not as an extra meditation to the five days in the wilderness but as something for you to be aware of. All reality is now. You can stop hoping for something good to pop up. All good exists now. Instead of hoping for it to come into your time experience, go into your Soul where it is and rest there and that’s how it pops into your time experience. Go into your Soul because all reality is there now. And your Soul has access to it.
And another one. When I say I am not inside time, add to it, and I am not in a time body. I am not inside a time body. So when you’re mediating on “I am not inside time, I am the Divine life not inside time,” catch yourself if you still think that you’re inside this form because this is a time form, this is a time body. I am not inside this time body. It’s doing its job. It’s serving its purpose, so is my automobile. I am not inside this time body except to travel through the time world. Now that I’m moving into the eternal universe, the eternal Kingdom, I will eventually discard this time body. I won’t need it.
Make those two additions in your daily meditations but don’t include them as extra meditations for the days in the wilderness because with today we completed four classes so we have twenty days in the wilderness completed for our future meditations. And then, there’ll be twenty more and I’m sure that Spirit will supply us with a few of them.
I find it difficult to leave the last meditation, “All my Life is Now.” And if you do, I’d like you to remain there with me for a while. It’s your home actually and why leave home?
The final awareness comes that my Divine life is one with the Father and when the Christ says, I and the Father are one, it means that I am the Divine life of the Father. For only the Divine life of God in you is one with God and until you can say confidently, “I am the Divine life of God,” your statement that I and the Father are one is but a phrase without substance.
We’re giving substance to that phrase in our consciousness. I am the life of God and I am that life which is one with God so I am one with God. When that is your living Consciousness, the fullness of the Godhead will lift you into the actual experience of the third heaven, and from the third, from your Christhood will flow through your Spirit, through the second heaven, down through your Soul which is the first heaven and that Divine pipeline will form the fullness of a necessary realization into what is now a human mind.
All from the third heaven, in one simultaneous, rhythmic flow to express in you the Divine will and to activate that Divine will with Divine power. That’s the Christ mind and of course each measure of the awareness of it that comes to you finally accumulates into the total fusion of all three heavens into one and the seventh heaven or the third heaven which are one and the same, incorporating all that is, becomes your natural home that will be the Divine birth.
This is not a plan for the forty days in the wilderness alone. This is a plan for the rest of your lifespan. And I am sure that you’ll find it is a direct path of life into Christhood realized. So tonight we’ll move into an extension of whatever we’re doing and I hope to see some new levels of consciousness lifting all of us into higher awareness of this Divine life. We’re certainly going to quicken then from this point on.
Thank you so much.
Joel has told us that the kingdom of God is within the “still small voice,” that if you want God, you have to go there. And that would mean that many millions who want God and pray to God are not in direct communion with God because they are not hearing the still small voice. I think you could clarify that statement by knowing where the still small voice is. So that would tell you why you either hear it or do not. And it’s really in two places. It’s in the Kingdom of God for one thing and if you are not in the kingdom of God you’re not going to hear the still small voice. For God can never be outside the kingdom of God. And then what are you going to hear it with? This mind of ours can only hear the world mind. It can only hear the static of this world. And you know by now that only your Soul can hear the still small voice.
So, the full statement would be, that the kingdom of God is in the still small voice, which enters your Soul. And with this complete picture at least we know where to go to receive Divine guidance, Divine impartation, Divine love, Divine will and all of the Divine qualities of the Father. We have been told that, “the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation.” And this must mean that the human brain with all of its probing and scrutinizing and analyzing is never capable of making contact with the kingdom of God. And then we are told to wait for the millennium or to wait to be ushered by a returning leader into the kingdom of God.
And we have all been under some misapprehension about the things of this world, completely unaware that nothing is here but the Kingdom of God now. We walk in it unaware. We think we are the creature, the natural man living in the world. And the great stupendous revelation of the Bible is that you are the Divine man living in the Kingdom of God, which is not from hence.
Here we stand in the Kingdom of God, suffering, tyrannized, dominated, finding little surcease from constantly returning problems while the ground which we stand upon is holy. Why do we do it? Because we have not awakened to the fact that the Kingdom of God is here and available to us through our Soul. The fruits of the kingdom can only flow when you are living in the kingdom. And if you just cast a casual glance in any direction sometimes even at Infinite Way students, it is sad to relate that we are not aware that we walk in the kingdom now. And so we draw upon ourselves the veil, the great cosmic fog, and we walk in the world which is not there while in the kingdom we stand blind.
The pity of it is that, this was the case when even Moses came upon the scene. And he didn’t say a word any different than we just heard other than to call it life in the Garden of Eden, with two people who did not know that they were in the Kingdom of God. And so the complete symbology was, here is the human race walking in the garden of Spirit thinking that it lived in the garden of matter.
And here in the 20th century our modern Adam and Eve walk in the garden of Spirit thinking they live in the garden of matter. And in those intervening thousands of years the complete story of Adam and Eve has completely lost its meaning for the human race. It’s an anecdote instead of a description of a human dilemma. The cosmic mind, the world mind, the carnal mind (it’s all the same) are still fooling the human race into believing that there is a future kingdom, not a now kingdom, that there is a remote kingdom and not a here kingdom. And the first sign of light within your own Consciousness tells you that God is here and God is in the kingdom and God is here now and the kingdom is here now and we’re sainted.
In our third day in the wilderness– for us the third, but it will turn out in a later study to be the eleventh day. In the eleventh day in the wilderness you suddenly become aware, this is no wilderness. There is no such place. There is no such thing as a world. There is only the kingdom of God. What else could there be? And because My kingdom is not this world but My kingdom is here; we who accept the presence of the Kingdom of God are privileged to begin an accelerated journey into Divinity. Your Divine birth and your Divine rebirth can never take place outside the Kingdom of God. And the longer you remain in the belief that you are not in the kingdom, the longer you push away the very salvation of your being.
And therefore, our first wilderness theme for today, forgetting all about this morning and last night, our first, right now, is:
This is the Kingdom of God.
We’re stepping ahead one thousand light years, banishing all the hypnosis of centuries that have waited for Jesus to return. This is the kingdom.
And therefore, were you to begin your wilderness experience in the morning with that; you would awaken with the knowledge that, I am in the Kingdom of God now. There are no human beings in the Kingdom of God. And so your acceptance is incomplete if you’re still looking out and seeing something that you label a human being or a bird or an animal or a squirrel or whatever you want to see. You must see it Spiritually. You must see the mountain Spiritually and the water Spiritually and the atmosphere Spiritually and the activities of the world Spiritually, because all that takes place in the Kingdom of God is Spirit.
Now the adjustment to living in the Kingdom of God is quite radical, quite joyous, almost a total turnaround. There’s only one life, the life of God in the Kingdom of God, and there’s is only one will in the Kingdom of God. That banishes all individual human will. There is only one substance, the substance of Spirit, or if you wish essence, or if you wish light. There’s only one law-perfection. There is nothing but harmony. And so you’re going to have to see with the inner eye as you walk in your kingdom through all of the visible denials of that fact. Everything in the world will try to trick you and tempt you into the belief that you are not in the Kingdom of God and unless you are aware that you are and alert to the treachery of the world mind you will easily be persuaded that you are not in the kingdom that man is in.
You might go another step. When did you leave the Kingdom of God? And where’s that word “you?” Because your answer will tell you who you think YOU are. If your answer is that you left the Kingdom of God at some time, then you’re not talking about I, the child, the Son. If your answer is, “I never left the kingdom,” you’re in Truth.
Now let’s hope you can, with conviction, find a way to know that I, the child of God, have never left the Kingdom of God. There’s no way and there’s no place else to go.
And so, number one, if you are upholding the truth that you are in the Kingdom of God, to you that should be more than an assignment for the day. It is meant to be the beginning of a lifetime practice. I am in the Kingdom of God now and it is here invisible. And the I that is in it, is as if it were invisible. I am that pure Consciousness which lives in the Kingdom of God. I know that in this Consciousness maintained effortlessly, in spite of every attempt of the world to hypnotize you back into a human body and a human world, you will be the prodigal returning home. And you will find that the Father will come forth to greet you with the treasures of the kingdom that you acknowledge. All things will be added unto you because all things are here ready to be added.
Now this is quite different from the earlier days in the wilderness when with your senses you were looking at things and trying to figure out how they’re not there although you saw them, and when you were trying to adjust to this new approach to life. This is apparently easier at first blush because it’s right across the board – it’s total. This is the kingdom. The substance of it is my Father’s Spirit and my Spirit. The life of it is my Father’s life and my life. The rhythm of it is my Father’s rhythm. The will of it is my Father’s will. The power of it is my Father’s power. Now go ahead and prove to me that I’m wrong. That’s your attitude. Tempt me, go ahead, that’s your attitude. And that’s the way the day is spent; in the Kingdom of God, not in the office, not in the home, not on the highway, not on a sightseeing trip.
You do all those things but you do them in the Kingdom of God. You take along this invisible Self, and to your joy, as you are making this effort to maintain continuity consciously, as the Spirit of God living in the Kingdom of God, you are bringing into play that remarkable faculty which has the capacity to hear the still small voice. Your Soul will respond when you are standing in I Divine; I’m standing here in this Kingdom of God. Your Soul will be awakened. And it has the capacity to transcend every trick of the world mind without the slightest effort. All that your mind has been trying to do in your adjustment period, your Soul does in one giant stride. But it has been waiting there dormant, as it were, for your recognition that, here in the Kingdom of God I stand.
That’s our first meditation right now.
And so you find you’re coughing, don’t be fooled by it. There’s no coughing in the Kingdom of God, and that’s where you are. And if you hear the cough ten times, remember, I am in the Kingdom of God and that which is coughing is the cosmic mind saying, “No you’re not,” but I am. The fact does not change though the world mind makes your senses believe there is another fact than the truth.
Unwaveringly you remain where the truth is knowing it cannot be changed by the lie. And whether it’s a cough or any other form of disturbance, no matter how serious it might be, it does not and cannot exist in the Kingdom of God. And that is the inner declaration which opens your Soul, starts it in flight. I am in the Kingdom of God, now, and I will be in the Kingdom of God all this day and for everyday to come and I will rest in that Consciousness and let it deepen. That of course is only a beginning.
The total demonstration of Jesus the Christ was that the Kingdom of God is what I am revealing to you. Here is my Father’s kingdom. Live in it. Seek it first. There’s nothing you can do that’s more important than to consciously become aware of that invisible kingdom which has ever been present waiting for those who love God supremely. For how can you glorify the Father when you live in the world? How can you express the Father when you live in the world? Here in the kingdom we become instruments for the Divine expression.
Our Soul is discovered to be in its natural habitat, where it can weave the garment of Immortality, where its thirst for Divine essence can be fulfilled, where Spirit can kindle the Soul with fire. Here in our Father’s kingdom we find that meat that satisfies. We find the water that eliminates all need for thirst again. Here we are made whole, complete in the image and likeness of the infinite Father. Here you will be anointed. Here is the baptism of the Spirit. All this you open your Soul to when you accept the presence of the Kingdom of God though it be invisible to all human sense. And the longer you live in it the more you will discover that old man Goliath is just the little guy standing on stilts, hiding behind a big coat of armor that collapses when you stand in your Reality. All the horrors of this world have no way to express in the Consciousness of the presence of the kingdom here now. You are nurturing that unborn child within you. You are feeding it Divine essence.
There will be a moment when something will occur in your life so startling perhaps and so sudden that you lose all knowledge of being in the Kingdom of God. Instantaneously you feel, “How can I be there if this is happening? I’ve made a great mistake somewhere I have strayed.” Don’t believe it. It’s just the disguise of the world mind all over again trying to make you believe you’ve made a mistake. Trying to make you believe that something in you has in some way lost your way in the invisible kingdom.
But know this, please, you never have left the kingdom and you never have the power to leave. There’s no way out of the Kingdom of God. If you try to leave it you cannot. What you can do is go back into a false self but you are always in the Kingdom. Only the false self created by a false belief in a world of flesh and blood and matter. Oh yes that’s not in the kingdom because it’s non-existent when you are forced to create a non-existent self it would appear that you’re not in the kingdom. But we’re talking about your Identity, not the creature that you once thought you were. And so whatever startling thing may happen, have the capacity to look at it with that beautiful phrase, “Who convinceth me of sin?” I, the Divine son, I’m not falling into the ocean, I’m not going to be buried under an earthquake. I, the Divine son, can never step out of the Kingdom of God which is forever perfectly maintained by my Father.
That’s what temptations are all about. They’re trying to convince you that you’re not the Divine son and you’re not in the Kingdom of God and they’ve succeeded fairly well for thousands of years. There can be a conscious realization of this and I’m sure it will come. All it requires is your willingness to live in the kingdom consciously.
The second meditation, the second day will be:
I can never leave the kingdom for I am the living Christ of God.
I am in it the first day and the second day. I am in it forever. I can never leave it just as my Father can never leave me, I can never leave the Kingdom of God. All that says I have, or can, or will, is a denial of the truth.
With this should come the capacity and perhaps the courage to stare at the iniquity and knowing it cannot happen and is not happening in the Kingdom of God that I inhabit. And your fidelity to that is more important than your reaction to the iniquity. It cannot happen in the Kingdom of God that I inhabit. I’m not stepping out to honor the iniquity. I honor the kingdom. That’s where your integrity lies; the courage to withhold your response to the iniquity in order to firm your unwavering acceptance of where and who you are and to trust it totally.
The third day:
Harmony is the law of My kingdom.
I walk in the midst of the visible discord knowing harmony is the law of My kingdom. I’m not living in the world of discord. I’m not walking in a human form in that world of discord. I’m living in my Divine selfhood as pure Consciousness while appearing to human sense in a mortal form in a world of discord. Against that Consciousness, practiced, practiced and practiced again; the tempter finds no capacity to penetrate your armor of Truth. And though at first you may struggle to maintain it, that struggle will solidify your capacity, strengthen your capacity, and every test will be an aid to the ultimate triumph. There must be these testings for the triumph to follow.
Your acceptance of the discord as happening, is the acceptance that you are not in the kingdom – and that is death. The penalty for stepping out of the kingdom becomes death itself. Everyone out of the kingdom dies. Everyone in the kingdom goes through the mystical death first and then transcends to higher ground. So you can win the argument and surrender to death, rather to, seemingly lose the argument, and transcend. “Peter lay down your sword.” You don’t need swords in the Kingdom of God. Live your life on your Divine terms, not on the terms of the cosmic world mind.
This is the Kingdom of God. The life of God is the life of the kingdom is the third day. The life of God is the only life in this Kingdom. And so, don’t stop there. That’s part of our problem. We take something and we think I’ve got to just hold that phrase, and stay with that phrase. No, no, expand it out. That’s the generic idea. The application of it is what is important. The life of God is the only life in the kingdom of God. Where the world appears, the Kingdom of God is. Where other lives appear, the kingdom of God is and the life of God is. And so this dead man that you’re called upon to resurrect, is he dead? The life of God is there says Jesus the Christ. This is not a dead man. Oh yes, I saw a soldier come over and get into an altercation with him and stab him to death. And he’s lying in his coffin. But he didn’t choose to die. He’s not a suicide case. It was not his will to die. He’s not beyond redemption even now because what you saw happen, happened in your world. But what I know happens, happens there in the Kingdom, where you see the world. And I see the life of the Father where the world sees the life of a man. And says Jesus the Christ, “Watch, I’ll prove it.” And the boy sits up in the coffin.
What else is the demonstration telling us? That there are two lives there. The one the world sees and the one that is in the Kingdom of God. Where do healings take place if not in the Kingdom of God? Where the world saw the sick person, the comatose person, the dead person, the leper and so forth, the Soul of you sees the life that is Divine and in the recognition of it, manifests it invisibly in the Kingdom and brings it forth through the Soul of the so called deceased or diseased individual because there is one life, one Soul. And that which appears finally as a healing is the revelation of Jesus the Christ that here is the Kingdom of God right where the world sees dying people and here is the infinite, eternal life of God, all here! And that is why it is manifesting as Lazarus walking forth, the comatose girl awakening, the little boy in village of Naim sitting up and the nobleman’s son recovering. Proving here is the Kingdom of God, here is the life of God. And it can’t be just in that little spot over there. It is omnipresent. It is living in the Kingdom of God, in the Consciousness of the life of God as the one who is ready to manifest that life. And that one should be you. That is our quest, our mission. We our here, wherever possible, to bear witness to the life of God in our self, in our fellow man. And whenever the opportunity arises for you to know the truth it will be done by you only if you are living in your Divine Consciousness in your Divine kingdom, in your Divine selfhood. You can’t change paths suddenly to meet an emergency. You’ve got to be there, and the emergency may be you.
We’ve covered approximately thirteen days in the wilderness and although this is only a trial run, even in our trial run here now, you should be developing a confidence, a feeling that it is within the realm of attainment. It isn’t as remote as it may have seemed at one time. After all, who’s the hero but the Spirit itself? And so your proper identity at this moment should be, I am that eternal Life which is the only life in the Kingdom of God.
And then your fourth principle for the fourth day would be:
I am the life of every self who walks this earth.
I am the one invisible Life of every human self. That’s important because if you’re not the life of every human self then you’re accepting a finite life, and there is none. So you lose your life unless you accept your Self to be the life of all.
Now we did that earlier but now you’re doing it in a slightly different way. You are doing it with the knowledge that you’re living in the Kingdom of God where there is only one life. Before you did it without knowing or thinking or feeling that you are living in the Kingdom of God. Now this gives you a portification to understand why you are the one Life. For there is only one in the Kingdom. Your kingdom is not of this world. But your kingdom is right here and totally available to manifest its treasures through your Soul Consciousness, not your mind consciousness, not your brain consciousness. That was why we had to stress at the beginning that brain hypnosis separates us from our own Divinity. Your only expression of Divinity comes through your Soul.
The bible calls it the single eye. “Thine eye be full of light. Thy body will…“ The body spoken of in this phrase is your Soul body. In your Soul Consciousness the light of your Soul becomes your Soul body. It will be the body with which you will live in the Kingdom of God. It will not be finite. You will not be its shape per se. You will see a facsimile of it. You may see a facsimile of many Soul bodies in your Spiritual kingdom. But there is only one Body. And everything you see will be a facsimile, or diminished symbol of the one infinite Soul body.
To practice, that I, am the life of every form walking this earth, takes you away from this personal sense of being which has been so hampering, so limiting. Let us practice that. I am the life of my human son. You see, the life of my human son is the infinite, Spiritual life in the kingdom, so my son’s real life and my life are one Life. I am the life of my deceased mother and her life is living as my life and both are the same life. She has never gone, only the form.
I want you to feel this. You are the life of all your ancestors. Throughout eternity, your ancestors have never died. Their life is still the one life, the very same life that you are. Accept it or deny your own life. Your life is the invisible life of all who have ever walked this earth. Your life is the life of your competitor in business. It’s the live of every boy who allegedly died on the battlefield. The same life was theirs and is, because that life is eternal life. The life never dies, the life is always present, it is always one. It is always infinite. It is always perfectly expressing the Father.
That’s why we have tried to learn not to be attached to form. The life is always present and you can never be separated from it. I can never be separated from the one Divine life in the Kingdom of God. And therefore it feeds me. It is my meat and my bread. It feeds my Soul. It knoweth my need. It fulfills all that the Father knows I need. Your trust in your life will be fulfilled if you accept your life to be without beginning or end, totally un-separated ever from its own infinite life. That is the miracle awaiting us all, in the Kingdom of God in the life of that kingdom.
We are in Divine labor now and we are moving towards the experience of the birth of Christ. When a woman is in labor, or prior to that, she changes her whole lifestyle. She consults her physician, changes her diet. She gets a lot of sleep and a lot of rest. She asks friends about childcare. All her thoughts are about this coming event. She concentrates on it. Her mind isn’t elsewhere. And we in this Divine birth, let’s keep our Consciousness on this as the prime motivation of our lives. There is nothing more important than the birth of Christ in you, the realization that I am the Divine self of God. And so every sacrifice that you make is nothing more than a contribution to your own eternal life and every time your mind has a tendency to stray away from your prime purpose, your absolute mission here, it’s your function to say to that mind, “You be still, you are here to serve the Father,” and in time this mind will be linked with your Soul.
“After Jesus had said that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer and be killed. Then Peter took him and began to rebuke him saying, ‘Be it far from thee, Lord, this shall not be unto thee’.”
I will not let you go to Jerusalem and suffer and be killed. Now this is your mind saying to you, “Do not die to mortality.” That’s what this is.
Your mind speaks out and it says, “no, no, no, no, you can’t die to mortality. What have you got left?” Why did you get it in the first place? And this is the world mind’s attempt to dissuade you from your conviction that Divine birth is your mission. Jesus going to that cross knowingly to die, willingly giving himself to that, is the teaching to you that you will be challenged by your own mind in the form of Peter here. And don’t forget Peter loved Jesus. See, it’s not an enemy. It’s someone very close to you that says to you, “Once you give up your mortal self you might find out too late you’ve made a mistake.” So what do you say to your mind?
[So], “he turned and said unto Peter, ‘Get thee behind me Satan‘.”
That’s what you say to your mind. Because that’s who it is; that’s Satan, that’s the world mind in disguise, pretending to be your mind trying to protect you from surrendering your mortal sense of life. You know it’s going to happen many times. It will take so many disguises and sound so plausible when it happens. It will appear to all of your instincts for self-preservation and you will see the logic of what your mind is saying. That’s why this is happening, to alert you to what you should expect, for the more you intensify your determination to live in the Kingdom of God, in your Divine selfhood forsaking your mortal sense of life, so will your determination be matched by the cosmic or carnal mind. It is building a crescendo for a final confrontation. And if it can out-talk you and intimidate you, that’s what it’s trying to do. Or it beguile you with truth-talk, pointing out all the nice things you can do with your mortal life. And there are so many. So be alerted, to detect what is called the serpent in the garden.
“Get thee behind me Satan,”
…said he to a disciple, to a disciple who adored him.
“ Thou art an offense and an abomination unto me. For thou savorist not the things that be of God but those that be of men.”
Spirit has placed before us the Christ, who knows he is the Christ and the Christ, Peter, who does not know he is the Christ, showing us the difference. One wants to save the mortal skin of his dear commander and chief. And the commander and chief who lives only in his Divine selfhood, is perfectly ready to demonstrate, he’s not in that form.
“For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it.”
Whosoever refuses to mount the cross, whosoever refuses to move out of mortal sense and to move into the acceptance of Divinity here and now, in the kingdom here and now. Whosoever cannot catch that vision and tries to save his mortal life, will lose it. Time will take care of that.
This to you is your confirmation, that is the will of God expressed through Christ, that you try not to save your mortal life. And he goes further by telling you that by trying to save it you will lose it, which you already know. Because everyone who has passed from this earth has not passed because they were living in their Divine life. They have passed because it was necessary for them once more to return to find their Divine life they were unaware of with those thousands of exceptions who did discover their own Divine reality and made the transition.
“For what has a man profiteth if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own Soul?”
When you reject the temptation to step out of your Divinity into mortal life it is because you are living in your Soul, but when you respond to the temptation you step out of your Divinity, out of your awareness of Soul and you lose it. And so even if you should gain the world, having lost your Soul, you have lost the only instrument which has direct contact with the infinite Father.
These are the stakes. You’re almost saying, you can, by your fidelity to remain in the Soul Consciousness in the kingdom, you can prevent the need for that death which results in reincarnation and you can bring into play, that inner resurrection which discerns, lifts you above the human death into the inner death of mortality, prior to death, which finally breaks the bonds of the world mind and exults you into the first heaven.
We are at this point given the capacity to determine whether we ascend or repeat. And it should be clear that you have that capacity to make the choice. A capacity you did not have before the demonstration of Jesus Christ, because it was unknown to the mind of man.
“Whosoever will save his life, shall lose it.”
Conversely, what happens? Whosoever will not try to save his mortal life, but will try to slough it off, will find his Immortal life. And your faith in the words of the Christ, will be rewarded.
[End of Side One]
“[So] the son of man shall come.”
The son of man shall come. Now we are being introduced to another idea here. The son of man shall come. Where from and who is this son of man?
We have been up to a point, the child of woman, the son of woman. Everyone walking this earth is the son of woman and everyone walking this earth is being told to become the son of man. That’s the transformation of the creature who is the son of woman, to the Christ, who is the son of man. The birth of Christ in you makes you the son of man. The birth in your mother’s womb makes you the son of woman. That was the birth into this world. The birth of Christ in you is the realization of your own Christhood in the kingdom of God, as Spiritual being and Spirit is the man who is meant here. This is a portent, a Divine foretelling; that as your Soul is able to mount from the first heaven and to find its way into the second heaven of Spirit, the mystical union there, between the feminine which is Soul and the male which is Spirit will produce the birth of Christ in you which is the son of Spirit or the son of man.
“For the son of man will come in his glory.”
Christ will be born in you; the child of Spirit.
“In the glory of his Father…”
And so this is the realization coming that that which you have accepted as being, that child of God which you say I am. And which you must live with, and be true to, this will come to pass as a realization called the birth of the son of man in you.
“For the son of man will come in the glory of his Father.”
This is Christ in you, the full expression of God that will come forth as the Christ of you. And always remember, although this seems to be something that will happen, it already has. This in not about a will that will come tomorrow. This is to tell you what has already happened. It’s trying to get you to realize that it has happened. It has happened. Christ was born as you. On the sixth day of Genesis, “In the image and likeness of God was he made.” And that is your name. But your Soul, moving through this under world, is finding its way back to its own kingdom of Soul that it may rise higher to the kingdom of Spirit where male and female are reunited. And the realization there that I am the Christ of God will then lift you into an understanding of your own infinite Selfhood which we are being asked to accept now before this realization occurs. For in that acceptance you will of course, change your certain lifestyle to comply with the requirements of this Divine birth just as a pregnant woman does. And you will cooperate with the Divine plan which is governing your Soul, the real prodigal. Humans are not prodigals, humans have no existence.
The prodigal is the Soul of you, with a descent from the Father into time, so that it may find its way back to eternity. For the lessons it learns in time, enable it to bring to its mystical marriage with Spirit an understanding which will be eternal.
This is an inner process going on in all of us now and we’re trying to cooperate with it by not adulterating it with facsimiles of truth, pseudo truth, all kinds of human opinions about truth. But rather, to follow scrupulously, the Word of the Father to the highest level of our capacity.
“For then the son of man will come in the glory of his Father, with his angels. And then He shall reward every man according to his works.”
Actually, the works are the acceptance of Divinity in the Kingdom of God, and the reward is, that acceptance which begins with faith in the Word of God, is confirmed, fulfilled, expressed, made manifest; and you will walk consciously in the third heaven. For the marriage of Soul in the first heaven with Spirit in the second heaven, becomes the birth of Christ of you and your realization of existence in infinity.
This is the path of Christ, outlined to us by Christ Jesus, and I see no reason to do anything but follow it to the best of your ability knowing that you are walking the path of God. You are literally walking with God. And what is that reward? The very thing that we have been trying to learn, that we abolish death, we transcend death, here it is:
“Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here which will not taste of death, till they see the son of man coming in his kingdom.”
And that son of man coming in his kingdom means your Christhood. And then what is the death you face then? The death that opens the door to eternal life.
This has been here for us through every incarnation and it is clear. This takes work, and because there are more than one of us, we have the support of each other we can pick each other up when we stumble. We can learn from each other. We can support each other. We can, “Love one another.” And we can forgive one another when we find one who has not the capacity to carry his cross. This is the path to Divine birth.
Number one: This is the Kingdom of God.
Number two: I have never left the Kingdom of God. I never can leave it.
Number three: The life of God is the only life in the Kingdom of God.
Number four: I am that life and therefore I am the life of all who walk this earth. I am the life of every animal, every insect.
Harmony is the law of our Kingdom and that is the fifth.
When you practice the five days it’ll prepare to liberate your Soul that it may continue higher in its flight, it will release your Soul from the trappings of mortality in matter. It will send it on its way to the mystical marriage with the Spirit, because you’ll be cooperating. In the world mind you will be finding you’re own, its hold on you will be diminishing by the yard and by the hour.
Why don’t you in this final contemplation, run over those five points, to yourself. Just trying them on till you get the feel of them. But one day you’ll be doing them one day at a time and ultimately all at once.
I thank you again, and uh, there will be just one brief announcement if you don’t mind.
In our wilderness experience, we are standing in a state of divinity which is a state of no mortal self. And in this state of no mortal self, we are not responding to the senses and the evidence that they bring. Rather, we are upholding several principles. One is, “That there is only one Creator. That there is only one Body. That there is only one Life and there is only one Consciousness.”
When you bring these into one synchronized awareness, the world of effects no longer has power and you are in a position to prove the non-power of the world mind.
Now, a friend of mine decides that he’s faced with bankruptcy and his problem is, “If I am to walk in the wilderness, in a state of divinity, and I’m faced with bankruptcy, how do I reconcile the two? What do I do?” Another one has another crisis and the third another crisis and each is saying to themselves, “What do I do in a state of emergency when I am supposed to be in a state of Divinity?” And that paradox must be answered.
And that is going to be the first principle of your facing the wilderness on the sixth day. By now, we’ll assume we’ve done five days and we’re into the sixth and before this lesson is over, we’ll be finished with ten days of facing the wilderness which you’re going to do actually in those ten days later.
Today’s principle will be, when you are faced with a situation that was not created by God, that is not happening in the one Body, that is not happening in the one Divine Consciousness and that is not happening in the one Divine Life:
That situation is not happening. It is not happening.
The bankruptcy is not happening. The other critical emergencies are not happening and so what do you do when you face something that’s not happening? You recognize that it is not of the one Creator, that it contains no Divine Life, that there’s nothing for you to do about it but know the truth about it. And when you do this, you may be surprised to discover that that which is not happening slowly ceases to appear to be happening.
Now, that’s a very hard thing to look at that which is threatening and know it is not happening. But that’s the principle. And later when you are walking confidently in the awareness that you are in the Kingdom of God, you’ll even be reinforced by knowing this that I see is not happening in the Kingdom of God.
And so let’s take a meditation now on, “It is not happening” and select that in your life which is disturbing and apply the four principles to it.
Was it created by God? For instance, did God create tumors? Did God create germs? Did God create limitations? Did God create the evils that we countenance in this world? And as we apply this simple principle to them and our answer becomes a clear “No, God did not create this, that and the other,” then your next question is “How can it be there?” and again you are then alerted to the world mind hypnosis which placed something there that isn’t there and this is your yardstick to uncover what the world mind is doing. It places a situation before you, a condition, a power, a problem, a disturbance but God didn’t place it there and therefore you’re looking at something that is in the world mind being re-echoed within your mind. It is not there. It is not happening. And now be still about it.
Now something has to give this condition a life. Something has to move it. Something has to press it towards you as a form of threat. What is that force? What is the life within this situation? Is it Divine? Is it of God? And when your answer is no, then if this tumor does not have the life of God in it, if this bankruptcy does not have the life of God in it, if whatever this critical emergency is, does not have the life of God in it and was not created by God, then it is without life. What is sustaining it if it has no Divine life? Only the belief that it is there. Nothing else can sustain it and why do you believe it is there? Because your senses report it is there.
Now that’s the nature then of walking in the wilderness. We do not believe our senses. Our senses tell us something is so but if it does not pass the test of, “Did God create it and does it contain the life of God,” then our senses are lying. They are deceiving us. Again, I face the situation with the knowledge that it is not happening.
The body of God is infinite. To the human eye there are many bodies but God’s body does not divide into many bodies and so is this tumor happening in the body of God? No. Is this bankruptcy happening in the body of God? No. Then it isn’t happening in the Divine Body which is infinite and therefore, it is not happening. Where is this emergency happening? It’s in the false consciousness of the world not in the Consciousness of God but there is only One Consciousness. Therefore, if it is not happening in the One Consciousness, it cannot be happening.
Slowly, you isolate those illusions of the world which seem to be external, which seem to be perilous and which seem to contain within themselves the power of life and death and you remove from them your belief that they have such power.
All that kills, is your belief in a personal self, in a body that is not the body of God, in a you that was not created by God, in a consciousness that is a personal consciousness, in a life that from beginning to end was not the life of God. You’ve been putting all of your expectancy, all of your hopes and dreams and ambitions into a life and a body that actually is not you.
And the more you pursue the awareness that there is another you, a you that is the life of God, the body of God, the Consciousness of God and was created by God and that you is the Christ self, the more you become aware that such a Christ self exists, the more you become aware of the need for rebirth into the actual presence of your Divine Self.
All these lingering states of unrest in the material world are there as a reminder that you are departed from your Divine Self, that you have departed from the nature of your own Being and these false degrees of separation must manifest as the human problem.
Now you see why, the bottom line in the Bible is rebirth. Rebirth from that which claims to be you, which ultimately dies and never was you. And we begin to feel a new understanding of death. We see it in a totally different light. In fact, all of the human concept of death becomes obsolete. Death does not mean what it appears to mean. It is a mistranslation of the senses. That is why we are told that Jesus abolished death. What does that mean? People are dying all around us. How did He abolish something if it still appears to happen around us. We cannot ignore that statement.
Before Jesus, the world faced no choice. The ultimate end of every person who walked the earth was death. Jesus, you might say, opened a trap door. He said, “Look, here’s another way.” It may appear as death to the world but it’s the entrance to life. It is the way to your Divine life and I call it rebirth. It’s very different than death. It’s a way in which you go through this trap door and rather than come to a termination point or a return to an old state of consciousness, you move now into new dimensions. You don’t die physically but rather you die to the sense of being a mortal being.
And suppose, for example, that you wanted to be a doctor. You’d gone through all these years of study in college and now there were no medical schools. There’s just no way to go higher. Or suppose in any field of endeavor, you wanted to go higher than you were but there simply was no place to go. Well that’s how mortals are. The only place they’ve got to go is into a coffin.
Jesus comes along and says, “Wait a minute. There is a place to go. There’s a place to go that’s higher. If you’re ready for it, I’ve got the plan for you and it works.” And that higher plan is what I’m calling rebirth.
Now as you die to the world mind, as you die to the senses, as you die to the belief that you were created in time and must end in time. And as you become aware of the nature of God, you will find this trap door which leads you out of death into another experience called rebirth or return to Divine birth. And this secret trap door is your own identity.
Wrong identity brings the wrong experience. Right identity brings the right experience. And now Jesus abolishes death by abolishing wrong identification. And so he says to his disciples, “If you follow right identification, you will walk where I walk. You will do what I do and you will transcend as I transcend and in this return to your Divine birth, you will discover that all of the evils in the world which have beset you existed only in the belief that there was a personal you. When that is gone and you’re not in a personal sense of life, you’re still right there but you’re in your Divine being and the evils in the world have no place in you.”
Now this is the trap door He opened for us and it was His new concept of death which took the sting out of death and converted what we call death into an opportunity to rise into Divinity on this earth.
And that is why this class is so important!
Finally, as a group, we are taking Divine birth and making it our priority. We’re not stopping along the way for lesser accomplishments. These will fall in line as we accomplish the main objective.
The moment a measure of Divine birth is part of your consciousness, in that moment, all of the evils of the world, face a different you. A you which is no longer helpless, a you which no longer has to resist and defend but a you which is invulnerable, just by virtue of your Divinity.
Now we all start a day the same way, what I am going to do today, where I am going to go, who I am going to see and what I would like to see happen. And oh yes, uh, I just thought about it, I wonder what God had in mind?
And then, when we find that we stumble, that’s the time we really think about God. That’s when the mortal prays to God, the mortal implores God, the mortal says to God, “What do I do next?”
But the Divine self doesn’t go through these human contortions. It is a direct expression of God. It doesn’t make false moves. It doesn’t move into a world, it moves in the Kingdom. It doesn’t strive to attain. It is. It doesn’t have to out think its competitor. It lives in the Consciousness of One, in the Father who knoweth our needs.
And so we reverse the using of our own mortality as a nucleus for life. Whereas I focused my world around this personal self which lived in this world, Divine birth tells me that I am not this personal self and I do not live in this world and if I persist in maintaining this human attitude toward life, this human belief in living in a world, then I have no right to be a part of an activity called Infinite Way because it teaches the very opposite. It teaches that your life must be built around your Divinity and that all priorities are given solely to living the Divine will in the Kingdom of heaven on earth independent of all powers of this world.
Let’s look now at the direct route to attaining Divine Son-ship. Are you accepting God as the creator of your universe? Or are you accepting the universe that God did not create? Where are you walking?
Are you trying to accomplish what cannot be accomplished? Are you walking in one universe and seeking the help of God in another universe? Or are you walking in the universe of God? If you’re in a mortal sense of self, you’re making that universal error. The mortal sense of self cannot walk in the Kingdom of God on earth. The mortal sense of self is not accepting God as Creator but rather is saying to the God who didn’t create the mortal sense of self, “Be good to me and help me.” All based on total ignorance.
So let’s remind ourselves that this which is not happening, these evils, these disturbances, these cataclysms are not happening because I am standing in my Divine Self which is invisible to human sense. That’s where they’re not happening. They’re not happening in my Divinity. They’re not happening in my Spirit. My Spirit is not bankrupt. My Spirit has no tumor. There’s no threat to My Spirit and so if I live in a mortal sense of self, my defense is not to fight that which is trying to dominate my mortal sense of self, but to live not in that mortal sense of self, to live in and as My Spirit.
Your second principle will be then, to honor the Creator, by accepting no life that is not the life of God.
And you might call this principle that:
“There is no second life.”
That will be your second principle. There is no second life. The only life there is, is the life of God. It is never in a state of danger. It is never in need of repairs and that can be the only life that I know.
I’m assuming you’re willing to accept that the life of God is the only life you have.
Now that life can never depart from you. That life always was your life and because that life can never die, you can see that all thoughts of death are the belief in another life. Every belief in death is the belief that I have a life other than the life of God. And we’re all subject to that false belief until we become Spiritually educated.
And so I say to you that your life, which is not the life of God is a false life, a counterfeit life, a life that is not even your life but rather, a world belief that you have accepted. And then you have accepted that life to be inside this body.
Now, God’s life did not enter your body. That’s very important to see.
The life of God cannot enter your body, not this body, this physical image. And because the life of God cannot enter your body, there is no Divine life in this body. You are living in a life that has no Divine life in it, in a body that has no Divine life in it and there is a seed of future problems. You cannot live in a body that has no Divine life in it and escape problems because only Divine life is under Divine law. And so every human being on this earth, living in a mortal body, is living in a body without Divine life for Divine life never enters a mortal body. And that is a major problem for every individual on this earth but it is not a problem when you make your adjustment from believing that the life within this body is my life. And that’s a difficult thing to do now.
The life within this body is not your life. The life within this body is the life of the world mind, counterfeited to simulate your life and unfortunately, without any way of knowing this, we have all been born into such a belief and we have accepted it. And so we have lived in mortal bodies without Divine life in them and we have striven to know God aright and we cannot.
The Creator did not create that body which is mortal or the life within it and as long as you remain in such a state of thought, you are created by the “father of lies,” the world mind. And in times of stress, you will discover that the father of lies does not stand behind you and protect the body which that father created because that’s a false father, a false creator. And it has no power to maintain the false sense of body which it has foisted upon humanity.
All who have died that death of the false body have died it because they had not reached the level of awareness that Divine Self is their name. And so they went back in their rerun, once more to try to find that Divine life, that Divine Self which we are coming to grips with in our determination to return to Divine birth.
Now let’s look closely at the body which does not contain Divine life and see there the seed of every human problem. How can a body without Divine life face the conditions that appear around it and survive? The only weapons it has are the false weapons of the world mind, weapons that crumble under stress, weapons that promise much and deliver little.
But you have a Divine Father, if so be you accept Divine Son-ship, if so be you are true to your Divine life. If you take the time and the effort and the energy to find your Divine life and to face your un-Divine life and know the difference.
If you believe in death, you do not know your Divine life. If you believe in sickness, you do not know your Divine life. You can clearly see then that unless you realize that Divine life is perfect, and all that comes to you in the nature of imperfection is not Divine life and therefore is part of the world illusion, you will succumb to it. You will resist it. You will grapple with it. Sometimes you will think you’ve won. Sometimes you will know you have lost. But always, you’ll discover in the final analysis, you cannot defeat an illusion nor can you control an illusion. You can spend an entire lifespan trying to control the illusions that are not there.
Your Divine life is perfect because your Father is perfect. And therefore, because your Divine life is here, every imperfection in your life must be faced not as something to be removed but as something that has no existence. It is not happening in your Divine life.
That’s a real change in Consciousness.
The imperfections of the world are part of the world dream. The knowledge that your life is the life of God and perfect, enables you to face the world dream and to awaken from it. The awakening is the discipline to stand in the Reality of perfect life with the knowledge that there is no second life.
There isn’t Divine life and non-Divine life. There isn’t perfect life and imperfect life. There is perfect life invisible and the visible illusion of imperfect life. But there are not two. All that is, is your invisible, Divine life and what is not is what appears to be.
You don’t face the illusion with a sword for that reason because in using the sword on the illusion, you bring in to play only the illusion of yourself.
Very few people have attained the conscious awareness of the nothingness of imperfect life. But you can come to it by degrees, by seeing the illusion of mortality. The fellow coming at you with a gun, he’s not there. The gun he’s carrying is not there. But if you think they’re there, they’re going to shoot. If you are so developed that in your consciousness, they are not there, your consciousness will manifest. That’s the beauty of truth. Your Consciousness of truth will manifest.
Now you may look at a whole nation at war and don’t mistake me, I’m not saying that your consciousness of the non-reality of war is going to turn the country into peace but it’s going to turn it into peace where you are concerned. The war of that nation is not going to disturb your Divine life. And there’s a lot of people who are going to go through the throes of the illusion of death because they’re not in the awareness of their Divine life.
But as you stand in your truth, “Divine life is my name. The life of God is who I am,” you’ll find you are in the secret place and it will not come nigh thy dwelling.
That may seem selfish but we all have to live by our consciousness. We cannot borrow someone else’s nor can they borrow ours. We have to develop our own consciousness, let it shine and then those who are aware of it will be attracted enough to investigate the nature of your Divine Consciousness, your Divine life and that is how you will bless the world.
“It is not happening” was our first principle.
The second is:
“There is only One Creator. There is no second creator.”
The third is:
“There is no second life. There is only Divine life.”
Now those three principles could be followed for many years and you would still find yourself flinching at the sight of a fear of some kind, flinching at the sight of a visible object that threatens, flinching at the sight of a distress occurring in any one in your family. But as you stand firm in the knowledge of your perfect Divine life, you will find you can easily accept the perfect Divine life of both friend and foe.
I don’t care who you’re looking at. The life of that form you’re looking at is not there. It’s not that it’s not Divine only, it’s that it’s not there. That person is not there. That essence that is there is the invisible Divine life and that invisible Divine life that is there is the reason the bible says we are entertaining angels unaware.
Everywhere we look, there is invisible, Divine life and when you deny it to your neighbor you have lost it because it not separate and apart from you nor is it other than your own. “Love thy neighbor as thy self,” recognize the Divine life of your neighbor as the Divine life of yourself for there is no second life.
Now, we’re behind the illusion. We’re backstage. Up front, they’re wearing masks. They are actors on a stage called mortals. Shakespeare thought they were very foolish and we must come to the realization that we, too are very foolish if we’re up front on that stage wearing this mortal masquerade, animated by a force that is not our Divine life.
The Masters of Light who come to appear in the so-called world that we inhabit always bring with them one mission and that is to awaken us. We like to ask them to be our leaders and to take us away from the power of our enemies and they do in a sense but not the way we want them to. I think if you were a Hebrew in the days of Jesus, you would have done everything you could to persuade Him to be your Commander-in-chief. I think we would have offered Him a lifetime pension if He would have accepted and just taken all those Roman tax collectors and sent them out of the provinces and said to Rome, “That’s the end of all this tax oppression. We owe you nothing.”
And there were many probably, who wondered why this great healer refused to lead them against the oppressive power of Rome and even today it is still unknown why He did not respond to their urging. Was He not the leader? Was He not a Master? Was He not the Son of God come to lead man out of his captivity?
[End of Side One]
But the Masters of Light do not come to lead us in physical force. They come to reveal the nature of our Being. They come to reveal the non-existence of the oppressor, the non-existence of the curse, the non-existence of the evil. And it isn’t the way human beings want them to treat them, but steadfastly, Jesus and others have stuck to their mission which was simply to reveal that those who consider themselves oppressed are invisibly Divine being. Those who consider themselves sick and tormented are invisibly Divine being. Those who live in the chamber of horrors called a human life are invisibly Divine being.
This is the revelation of the Masters of Light. And it is the individual who understands this and makes a change of consciousness his or her supreme priority. It is this individual who is not worried about Rome, who is not worried about oppression, who is not worried about persecution.
But first must come that knowledge that I cannot be persecuted. I cannot be dominated. I cannot be short-changed. I cannot be terrorized. But I cannot do this until I know who I am. If I think I’m just another person, another mortal being responding to the oppression of another mortal being, I am totally separated from my Reality, I am without the only aid I could really have which is Divine power, Divine wisdom, Divine identity.
And so, we, in The Infinite Way now, are removing all belief in all evil in this world. As long as there is a belief that evil exists, even just the belief that evil exists for others, even the belief that in another country there is evil and not in ours, or in another state, in that belief that evil exists, you are denying the omnipresence of the Father. You are letting your sense mind persuade you that God is not omnipresent, that the power of God is not omnipotent, that the wisdom of God is not omniscient and you have fallen prey to that very substance called the world mind which makes you a victim of the very evils you accept to exist.
When you are living in the conscious knowledge that there is only Divine life, then the oppressor is recognized as non-existent. Now I don’t care what names are given to that oppressor, what secret organizations they are or how evil they look, if they contain no Divine life, they do not exist. And in the knowledge of their non-existence, you must continue further and know, that where they seem to be, only your Divine life is.
I may be repeating or over stressing but it is necessary to complete the full cycle of awareness within ourselves that we are not the victims but the masters. As long as we are aware of the presence of our Father everywhere and the presence of our Father’s life everywhere and our Father’s love everywhere, no matter what the appearance may be.
Now, I hope then that I am talking to my own Divine life. And that it sits in a chair looking as a friend, a student, a man, a woman, but neither male or female is there, only Divine life.
And if you will think back what to your childhood, just think as far back as you can and think and try to find out what you felt in those days, what you did in those days, what life was like for you in those days. You’ll make an interesting discovery. You will discover that you have no corporeal memory.
Somehow, your senses only work in the present. They don’t work in the past. When you think about your yesterdays, you don’t think of yourself as a body. You think of things you like to do and all, things you felt but you don’t think of yourself as a physical form in those days. You think more of your emotions, your attitudes and that’s because that physical body of those days never was there. You don’t really remember yourself as a physical body because there never was a body there. The only body you really know of is the body you seem to be in because now your senses can feel it, touch it, look at it, see it. But you can’t sensualize your body of yesterday as well. You don’t even have a body memory. All you have is a mental image and you know it’s a mental image. There never was a body. It only seems to have been. And the proof is that it’s not there.
And you’ve got this now. And you know if you haven’t seen a friends for a couple of years, how different they look? They totally seem to change. I’ve noticed that during the seminar. Somebody says, “I’m so and so” and I say, “My gosh! Are you really, are you?” “Yes, I’m still that someone.” They look different. They act different and it’s because they are different.
The physical structure is constantly changing right under our eyes and living with it each day, we don’t notice it as much as someone else who sees us two years later and says, “You look just like someone I used to know.”
It’s very interesting the way we change. And this changing self is not us. That’s the point. The changing self is not us. All those changing selves we were yesterday, they’re not us either. But us, is that invisible Divine self, which is not changing and the change that occurs in what seems to be us, is our changing concepts and our different relationship to the world mind or to the Divine mind.
Our shifting relationship to Divine Consciousness or world consciousness determines the changes in our appearance, our thoughts, our feelings and our experiences. We’re really not too aware of the fact that these changes that come about would not come about the way they do if we were living more in our Divinity and then when you see a friend who has been doing that, you notice that the changes in them are slightly different than the changes in others. There’s something a little more suggestive of Spirit in their appearance. By living in their Divinity, to that extent they have walked away from the world consciousness and somehow, it shows through in them in interesting little ways. A different face, a different walk, a different style, a different grace, a different attitude, a different way of seeing things and talking and an absence of fear in their face. You notice all of these things and you feel them to some degree in yourself.
Now take yourself. Take your fear. How close are we to stark fear as compared to when we were fifteen or twenty years younger in human age, human years? Do you remember when fear was a very high potential in your life? And do you remember when you first came through an experience in which you found you dominated fear. It didn’t strike you in such a way that you began to palpitate at some threat of some kind and then what did that? And finally, are you now in a state where you think you are still susceptible to fear? Or when you are in Divine life, what can you fear?
And so in a sense, your state of fear will determine or rather be a measuring stick of the degree to which you have attained knowledge of your own Divine life. Your own Divine life does not fear anything because, you see, that which Divine life would fear would have to exist and because Divine life is all, what can Divine life fear? And when you’re fearing, you are still in a state of thinking or being persuaded to think that there is something besides Divine life.
We can reach the stage where our fear shrinks and our equanimity is undisturbed by those human conditions which make us jump out of our clothes when we’re in a human state of consciousness. So please, every time you find yourself fearing, let it be a guide to you that in some way you have lost the awareness that you are the Infinite Divine life of this universe and you are fearing for that which you are not.
Now, we’re going to need that in our wilderness experience. Because if we woke up today with the knowledge that there’s no second life, only Divine life, we would have to maintain that consciousness throughout this particular day. In the home, in the office, on the highway, wherever you go, this particular day, there is only Divine life and it is I. And therefore, anything that is in any way is unfriendly or outright threatening or in some way not harmonizing with me, it’s either because I am losing the awareness of Divine life or that which I am accepting there, I am giving a sense of reality to.
Now this principle works. It’s very powerful and it’s very quick. Your enemy is a lie because only your Divine life is there and when you’re in a state of an enemy, instead of Divine life, you’re only getting the result of your own limited consciousness. And so, similarly with a bankruptcy, similarly with the tumor, similarly with every situation, because your Divine life is unconditioned.
I would think that if you’re not in possession of that book by Joel which has the chapter on Unconditioned Infinity, it would be wise to bone up on it day after day after day because you can’t go out as Divine life unless you have a good, solid awareness that infinity is unconditioned.
Unconditioned Infinity is the nature of the Kingdom around you and that’s because Divine life is unconditioned and Divine life is infinite. And so when Joel writes about unconditioned infinity, he’s writing about Divine life because that’s what it is, unconditioned infinity. But I am that Divine life and my life is unconditioned and it is infinite and therefore what is outside of that? Is there anything external to infinity, to Divine infinity? No. Is there a war anywhere in this world to you if you are in Divine life or is there a world consciousness of war which you recognize? Are you worried about your son being drafted in case that war was spreading? Are you worrying what happens when the world goes half mad? Then you’re not worrying about the Truth, you’re worrying about that which has no existence because only Divine life is there.
This must become a day in, day out awareness and let it stretch out to every so called condition that in any way affects your experience that day. There is no second life. Only Divine life. There is no second creator, only the one Divine Creator called God.
And there is no second body. Only the infinite invisible Divine Body of God. There’s no body to go to war and that includes your son. Include your son in the Divine body but include my son, too and everyone’s son because it is one infinite Divine body and this Consciousness of one infinite Divine body will have an effect on the so called death or susceptibility to death of other individuals.
There’s a fourth point:
“There is no second Consciousness.”
Last night, we talked of there being one infinite Consciousness, only One. Now that Consciousness is running Its universe and It is running it perfectly. There is no second consciousness to run it imperfectly. So either you’re aligned with one perfect Consciousness or you are persuaded that there is a second. And the world mind loves people who believe there’s a second. That’s the vulnerable Achilles’ heel that it attacks. Your belief that there is another consciousness than God is the gap which is attacked by the world mind.
And so let’s protect our fence right there. In your tenth day or ninth day, whatever it is, you’ll awaken in the morning with the knowledge that there is only one Consciousness. There is no second consciousness and so wherever you go, all that can exist is the Consciousness of God and in that Consciousness, there is no darkness. There is no iniquity. That must be your Consciousness that day because there is no other.
To look at the world from the Consciousness of God instead of the consciousness of a physical mortal is your test for that day. That’s a very restraining test. It stops you from committing all kinds of foolish judgments and making all kinds of personal decisions and determining all kinds of willful activities because all that exists today is the Consciousness of God and therefore, all that I can do must emanate from that Consciousness and I can do nothing else. On such a day, you will not make one, single mistake.
Let’s review our five principles:
One Creator, no second creator.
One Life, no second life.
One Body, no second body.
One Consciousness, no second consciousness.
That which seems to be happening which is not the one Body, the one Consciousness, the one Life and of the one Creator, is not happening.
Now, your fidelity to those five principles over five days will change your days enough so that as you go into the five days after that, you’ll find these principles, by then there will be ten, these principles will be synchronizing and even though they’re not all conscious principles, you’ll find yourself going back to one and then the other and pretty soon, they’ll be homogenizing and instead of going through first transmission and then the second and then the third and then the fourth gear and having to go through all of that like a newborn, new driver, you just go whizzing along with all of these gears shifting more automatically and the world will lose its potency and its power to deceive and its power to hurt, its power to pain, its power to confuse us and cause our frustrations.
I’ve seen so many well intended people in a state of frustration because they were thinking from the personal sense of life. “What will I do today? What will I get? Who will I see?” Rather than beginning with their Divine Selfhood. And they do change. They change beautifully and dramatically.
We have ten principles.
If we can meditate now on the existence of Divine life where you stand, please include in it the knowledge that the Divine life where I am has no second. This meditation has no meaning unless you practice it sufficiently to obtain the knowledge that my Divine life is where I am and not a human life. There must be a shift over and in the realization that my human life is not here, only my Divine life is here. That’s the purpose of this meditation, not to pin Divine life on intellectually and not to accept it while still living in all the habits of a human life but to make a shift in Consciousness so that as Jesus did, we could say, “Thou seest me, thou seest the Father.”
Let’s see if we can reach a measure of understanding there, that My Divine life is here. And try to find some evidence for that.
The Kingdom of God is within you. The Father within me doeth the works. I is my name and I am the light. The life of God has never stopped being your life even when you were unaware of it and running of as a prodigal in another life. “Son, My life is thy life. All that I have is thine.” The life of God Is right where you seem to be and that life is who you are. I am the life of God. That is how we honor the Father and love the Father supremely by being consciously devoted to living in that life as that life letting that life, letting the Father’s life express as the only life you will acknowledge. “In all thy way acknowledge Me.”
I was reminded earlier of a statement of Jesus which fits perfectly into where we are:
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou has given me, be with me, where I am, that they may behold my glory which thou has given me for thou lovest me before the foundation of the world.”
“I widst that they be with me,” and that with me. Where was He? And are we included in that statement?
“I widst that they be with me.” Where is the Christ and how can we be with the Christ? Only in our Divine life. No mortal is with Christ. Only in Divine life are we with the Christ for that Divine life is Christ. Divine life is Christ life and when you accept Divine life, you are with Christ. And Christ is your life. And you are not completing your acceptance as long as you withhold even a fragment of human life for human life is the counterfeit of the world mind and Divine life is your name.
All of the ills of human life are completely foreign to your being as human life itself. Every ill must be seen to be a suggestion which expresses in your experience only because of your unconscious acceptance of a human life. When you consciously recognize human life to be an impostor, and consciously step out of the belief in the existence of human life, you are awakening from the dream. And in that awakening, your Divine life is found to be right where you are functioning perfectly, immaculately unto eternity. That is another Life and it is not obtained by dying physically. It is attained by the death of mortal sense and that is the death that Jesus taught and that is how he abolished death.
The death of mortal sense is the trap door to Divine life which is eternal and It is not in the future. It is not attained by a succession of tomorrows. It is here in the now of being. I am eternal life, Divine life, perfect life, infinite life, the only life there is, the life of God. This is so clear, so beautiful, so true. There is no second life.
And that is why we learn how to die in order to live. We do not die physically. We die to the false sense of life that we may live. That is why we are told to lose our life that we may find our life. We lose the mortal sense of life. We accept the Immortal life which is without beginning or end and without impediment. Now the deepening of that Consciousness is the only protection you need against any evil that this world could throw at you, because the evils of the world cannot touch your Divine life.
If you’re worried about your life, you’re in a state of duality and it isn’t something to be ashamed of because it is normal for human beings, but it’s not normal for one who has become dedicated to the path of illumination!
You will discover too, that this life is the only salvation. All talk of salvation without the knowledge of Divine life is wasted. My Divine life is my salvation. That’s going to be a very interesting day when you take that into Consciousness. And I can make a very safe prediction, that when you have some realization of it in which the old consciousness, the old mortal sense of life falls away, you will never go back.
The bottom line of all mystical teaching then is Divine birth accepted and the way to accept it is, by dying to live. You’ll find that, in another passage that I think we must cover, in Mathew 16, just the 21st verse:
“From that time forth, began Jesus to show unto his disciples how that He must go unto Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed and be raised again the third day.”
Now that was a physical, visible enactment of your consciousness. The suffering and being killed was the statement that we must learn to die to mortal sense. The Father of Christianity was teaching that unless you die to mortal sense, to mortal life and accept Divine life, you are not getting the message of the Christ.
And his disciples followed and each of us has the privilege of being one of those disciples.
I’d just like to continue here in the Silence if you will because I feel the strength of it, the gentle power of it and the pulse..
Have a beautiful day and we’ll see you tonight in Oneness.
We bid you welcome to the city of Bethlehem. We know what it is known by to the population here, but, to us it will have to be the city of “birth.”
Many of you have traveled very far, and what has drawn us together is…you might call it a vision; a vision that we all share: a vision of Divine Life. Not the mundane life known to the rest of the world, not temporary life, not life that is at the mercy of the elements, but a Life that was endowed to us, long before the physical form appeared. A Life which many of us unfortunately, have neglected to live in, but it is this Life, this perfect Life, this real Life, this Life without boundaries, it is this that has drawn us into this household tonight.
And so we are what might be called an Ecclesia, a gathering. A gathering of Souls who are dedicated to the fulfillment of Divine will, not to personal will, not to personal ambition, but to a surrender, to a new kind of life which we have been assured by many demonstrations in this world, is available to those who have the courage and the vision and the willingness to ascend from the limitations of mortality.
So this is a Divine birth seminar and no doubt many of us will find it difficult along the way. But in just a few days, we will have to meet challenges, tests and all forms of ideas that may seem to us as too stringent, too demanding, something we perhaps would rather put off just a little bit longer and yet I am persuaded that the One Self, who is the only presence here, has prepared a table before us and that we are ready to attend that Divine supper.
I would like to rest in the assurance that Divine Love is present and that it embraces us as it always has in oneness, in the glory of the Father’s presence, that the Father within each of us is responding, that there is a union independent of form, independent of time, independent of place and that we can for a brief moment share that Divine Love.
I have one question now to ask you. Where was God before the birth of Jesus, and where was Christ before the birth of Jesus? And if you accept that God was very much alive before the birth of Jesus and that Christ was very much alive before the birth of Jesus, I then have another question for you. Where was Christ before the birth of you?
That Christ who pre-existed the birth of you into form is your identity and it is that Christ which you were before form, which you are now and which you ever will be when there is no form. It is that Christ we are interested in discovering as the only being we are. When you discover it, when you believe it, when you accept it and when you live it and when you experience it, you have discovered the meaning of Divine birth.
It is true that Christ appeared to us as Jesus, but it is also true that Christ has appeared to us as every person who has ever walked this earth. It is true that Christ is the life behind the New Testament but it is also true that Christ is the life behind the Old Testament and that the secret of Christ coming through both testaments is the story of you, your identity, your Divine birth revealed in both the Old and the New Testaments. That’s all they’re about, your Divine birth.
And so to return in Consciousness to that which we truly know we are, from that which we have been seemingly forced to accept is where we expect to go during these few classes.
There must be within you now, an inner acceptance of the truth that Christ before birth, Christ before Jesus, Christ before the New Testament, Christ before the Old Testament and Christ before the world. I AM. There must be that acceptance. There must be that acceptance so that you can accept Christ after the world. I AM. And that I AM right now, for I have never been less and never will be less.
And perhaps, although you may have fully known this in your intellect for quite some time now, you’re faced with the fact that in spite of your intellectual acceptance, you do not seem to have the capacity to live as the Christ or to be immune to those things which Christ is immune to.
And so we see that there must be a false identity in which we live because Christ is never suffering. That of us who suffers, obviously, is that identity which we have in some way thought we inherited or received, or lived in and perpetuated by our own manner of living.
Our Christhood, our only selfhood is never in danger, never in the slightest jeopardy, never subject to the whims of the weather or the world. Your Christhood can never go to war. It can never inflict punishment or pain upon another nor can it receive pain or punishment from another.
And so we look at ourselves and we say, “Why do I walk around in this other self when Christ I AM? What compels me to do this? Why do I seem helpless to step out of the illusion of mortality?”
And so we’re going to put our finger on the world mind. We’re going to identify the negative force that holds us in bondage to what we are not while even within ourselves we seem to feel and know what we are.
We know that when we fly in the plane, we are concerned about whether it’s going to be safe. We know that the epidemics make us stop a moment and pause to consider what protection we’re going to take in our armor of light. We have the fears, the emotions, the hysterias, the lacks and limitations. We have the complete arsenal of humanhood.
And it should be clear to each of us that what is presented to us as our humanhood is the world mind. It is not us. It is the world mind counterfeiting that which we are.
And so if you were to be a person who says, as a note said to me today, “Why was I not born with more logic? Why, in spite of what I know, am I troubled? Why do I make mistakes?” The answer is very simple. You don’t. But the self you think you are is forced to make those mistakes by the world mind.
The world mind lives every human being. And until we’re willing to face that, we’re going to spend a lot of human time and human energy trying to erase that which the human brain is incapable of erasing.
So let’s clearly identify and isolate the truth that this world is a presentation of the world mind and that all that is contained within this world is also the world mind. If there’s any quibbling about it, if there’s any doubt about it, you’ve got to retrace your steps until you can eliminate that quibble or doubt because you’ve got to face the fact that the world mind is the serpent in the garden. The world mind is Satan. The world mind is devil. The world mind is carnal mind. The world mind is the hypnotist and then it is even the one who is hypnotized.
So we’re looking at a world mind universe which is counterfeiting My Kingdom, we’re looking at a world population which is a counterfeit of our Selfhood and were knowing that Christ I AM is never a two-legged skeleton of bones covered with flesh.
The Christ I AM, is never going to be a corpse, an invalid, a patient in a hospital, a patient in a bed, a limited, lacking human creature and there must be a feeling, a feeling perhaps which is another word for a realization. There must be a feeling that I am not that form which displays these crude, creaturely remnants of evil and error. You must disassociate yourself from that form. You must step out of the finite. You must move more freely in the Infinite as pure Consciousness rather than someone living in his brain cells.
Now we come to the second adversary which is part of the first. Your brain, your brain dwells within the world mind. Now, I have never found a human brain that can survive death. The human brain is always dying and by the belief that your dying human brain can solve the jigsaw puzzle of the world mind, you merely perpetuate the hypnosis.
So not only does the world mind imprison us, but it uses our own human brain to help us throw away the key to that prison. That human brain which thinks it is so clever, it invents the computer. It sends spaceships up to the sky but it cannot prevent its own death. It is helpless against the elements. It is helpless against diseases and disasters. We must learn not to, not to rely upon a material brain or upon material brain cells because they are not capable of de-hypnotizing us from the world mind picture of a human race in a human world which is not the Kingdom of Christ.
And so if we can get that out of the way and see that the human brain is not an aid to our attaining Christhood until it becomes a link with our own Soul.
As it is now, brain power is not Christ power and brain power is again the serpent in the garden trying to persuade the poor mortal being that God is neither perfect nor loving but is punishing and is deceitful and lays traps for human beings.
Now with the brain, we are told that we cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. Why? Because flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom and that brain is part of your flesh and blood. That brain can never take you to the Kingdom of God. It wasn’t meant for that purpose. And so this may be difficult for some of us because we have not known of any other device we have or any other instrument we have that can take us where we think we want to go. The brain will always take you on its own personal detours.
I would like to dwell on this just a moment longer because if there’s an individual here who has a doubt about the fact that his brain or her brain is an exception, I would love to remain in this trend of thought until that individual can see that my human brain which was a Rhodes Scholar, which was a cum lauda student, which has a phi beta kappa key, my human brain, I finally can overcome. I can see through its temporary nature and I cannot accept it as a substitute for my Christ mind.
I hope such an individual will dwell with that, if he or she is not convinced, and come to the conclusion that the human brain however useful, is not the instrument for the will, the power, the love, and the law of God. It is a temporary substitute and the Christ mind is present and is available and it alone receives the full flow of Divinity.
The brain is here to test us and in its peculiar way to strengthen us as we pass the tests. The brain is here to put in front of us a whole road full of nails as we try to drive over it. The brain is here to confuse us. It’s here to challenge God. It’s here to make your Soul work overtime to overcome the brain.
And as you find the capacity to come over to overcome, to cross and ascend above brain power, you’ll discover Soul power. And when you discover Soul power, you’re on your way to the return to your Divine birth.
There is no return to Divine birth with a human brain and whoever remains within the limitations of one will discover that Divine birth will never be attained or realized and Divine law will never fully function within your human life because it is a product of the world mind and the human brain.
And so, to those of us who have now reached the determination to move without further delay, without further detours in the material world into that identity which alone, inherits the Kingdom of God on earth, let us proceed to make several important acceptances.
The first one will be a meditation and you must pass this meditation somewhere in your experience, I mean thoroughly, not just for meditation. The meditation is to open the doorway of your acceptance to a permanent acceptance. And that meditation is this:
“This world is a dream.”
There’s no sense waiting till the eighth class to discover that or to accept it. This world is a dream and I’m talking about everything in it. You know nobody has made this up. It is not your Father’s Kingdom and your Father is the Father of [Invisible] Christ. Now, if you want to live in the world that is not your Father’s Kingdom, you wouldn’t be here.
So we’ll have to go into meditation and catch a glimpse or more of the world that is a dream.
What are we going to include in this dream? What are we going to exclude? Shall we start with your human body?
If it is a dream, are you any proof of It? Enough proof that you can build a conviction that your human body is a dream. Can you search the scripture for proof? Can you search your own experience for proof? Can you search the words of Joel for proof?
In our contemplation about the world is a dream, suppose we look at several Infinite way principles which we have allegedly accepted or at least have heard about.
God is one. There is no God and. Now if there is no God and, and God is the only, where is a human body?
Out of the world mind creation, brought into visibility through your senses and your brain. Your brain and your senses, working in tandem, receiving a telecast from the world mind creates the picture of a human you, a human body. And to me, this is the original hologram. The ones you see by Science are reconstructed holograms. But our human bodies are the original.
Now I know it’s easy to even accept it and then go right out and lose the acceptance because time will erode your understanding.
And then, there’s my child and then there’s my parent and then there’s my loved husband or wife and then there’s that five billion populous out there; you mean they’re all a dream?
There is no God and. That’s the principle of The Infinite Way. There’s just no room for the human race in that principle. So you’re looking at the invisible light of Christ and you’re seeing through your limited sense, mind, perceptive capacity. You’re not seeing the light. You’re seeing your impression of it. You’re calling it my mother, my father, my sister, my brother. You’re calling it myself and surely if Christ walked off the cross into invisibility five million times, it would be no different than if it was done only once to show that I am still alive because you’re looking at the illusion of form.
There will be no return to Divine birth as long as you think you are living in a human body and you can’t even say that I’m not in that human body. That isn’t complete. That is not complete. You can’t say I am not in that human body because there is no human body there. I can’t be in it obviously because it is not there. The light of God is there.
Now you might think that just making a statement like that has no power, but it has because behind your statement will come your understanding and your belief and your ability to live in that belief. And when you are able to then realize the truth of what you are declaring, that realization activates the entire invisible Kingdom in your life.
Ye are the light of the world.
And when this is realized, which obviously you have to begin by eliminating the belief in the human form. When the realization of that begins to rise within you, that realization is the first fruits of your Christ mind. You have found your Christ mind through the realization because only your Christ mind will realize that. And from this begins to develop a pyramid. The belief, the understanding, the activity and then the expansion of that belief into related beliefs. This network within yourself becomes a firmament under your feet, a foundation.
I am the invisible light of the world. Although I had seemed to be in a human form and thought I was and lived many incarnations in one I thought, I am accepting the revelation of the Christ that I am the light of the world and that is my beginning to live as that light and to invoke by my mere acceptance the power and the texture and the substance of that light and the wisdom of that light and the love of that light so that invisibly my true universe is coming alive ever so slowly as seeds of awareness that will sprout and become living Soul consciousness.
There must be this firm beginning until it develops into conviction, until conviction becomes unshakable. And so you’ll walk on tentative feet for awhile but while you’re doing it, you’re not living in and declaring yourself to be that skeleton of bones covered by skin.
The Christ that you are does not inhabit this world because this world is not here. Just as seeking, seeing form where light is and calling it a human being, you’re seeing form where light is and calling it everything else: a mountain, a sky, a meteor, a star, a river, a carrot, a string bean. Everything you are looking at is the invisible light of God made into the appearance of form by this incredible world mind, human brain tandem reaction.
All matter is mental. Now there’s got to be some working with that, some acceptance until it becomes just a handy tool to know.
This world is a dream.
That doesn’t mean I do not exist, it means I am not the human within the dream and the things I see within the dream obviously are not under Divine protection. That land that’s going to fall into the ocean or that avalanche that did fall or that gust of wind that blew the houses down, I’ve got to catch that as a world mind illusion for the Father is not in the whirlwind, or in the earthquake or in the avalanche and so our world must begin to crumble more and more within ourselves until we stand firmly in the Kingdom of Divine light knowing it has no opposite. Behind every visible object is your Father’s Kingdom of Divine light.
Joel’s second principle, or at least I’ll call it the second, is that:
“God, man and the universe are incorporeal.”
And so, the universe of God being incorporeal, there is no material mountain, no material river; and, it’s the very same river you allegedly can drown in and all you can do is drown in that which is not there. And what drowns in that which is not there, that which also is not there. Now again, mere statements until you work with them enough to feel them.
When you know that you, the light of God can never drown in a material ocean, when you know that you walk only in the universe of light which is the Kingdom of the Father, when you feel a measure of this, when you practice it until you feel it, you’ll find that you are moving toward your rebirth into that Divine light which you are but which we have through ignorance, neglected.
Your Kingdom is not of this world and the entire world of matter is placed within the world mind and then re-broadcast to your human mind. Everything you’re looking at in this world is just a re-run, a re-tread from the world mind to your mind and that is the hypnosis, the brain hypnosis revealed in the Garden of Eden. That is the brain hypnosis revealed by Jesus walking off the cross into life and declaring here I am just three days later.
You have been prepared by the Spirit to contemplate these truths and to incorporate them into your daily life:
“God, man and the universe are incorporeal.”
And so the third principle would obviously be:
“That which is corporeal must be a dream.”
And that’s where we are. All that is corporeal must be a dream. We don’t even have a corporeal enemy or a corporeal sinner or a corporeal thief on a cross. All that is corporeal must be a dream because principle number two, God, man and the universe are incorporeal.
These are firm, reliable, Infinite Way principles.
Corporeality is a dream.
And what about the fourth principle?
“I is the name of God and I is the name of the Son of God.”
God the Father and God the Son, are named I and God has only one Son, one, Infinite Son named I. The Infinite Son named I is your Self. Never in a finite, temporary, material, mental sense of form.
Now, living outside this is what is going to be necessary to attain the experience of Divine birth. And so, I’d like to make this suggestion: In each class, we’re going to have five principles and I’d like to suggest that not necessarily during the class but after the class and maybe even after that when some of you receive your tapes on the class, that there will be a total of forty principles to practice and I’d like that to be our forty days in our wilderness. Now let me explain what the forty days in the wilderness amounts to for us.
As you recall, on the banks of the Jordan, after the baptism by John, Jesus was visited by the Holy Ghost and the Voice declared He was the Begotten Son and forthwith He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested.
Now we’re not going to wait until the Voice declares you are the begotten Son to be tested but rather, we’ll use our forty days in the wilderness as a test so that we can let it help us to the place where we are declared the begotten Son.
Our forty days will be in the wilderness of no personal self. That really is what was meant when Jesus was led into the wilderness. He was in the land of no personal self. He was in the land of Divinity without human defense and He was protecting the integrity of His divinity, protecting the integrity of Omnipresence, protecting the integrity of the Kingdom of God where He walked instead of the world where human eyes saw him appear.
Now that’s our wilderness. “If you believe on me, the works that I do ye shall do.” Right now.
And so in our forty days, the first day would then be, “This world is a dream.”
And the way that would work is, let’s presume this were seven or eight am, or six am, or whenever you arise in the morning. Before you begin another thing, “This world is a dream” is your principle for the day. And you walk in the wilderness of a world with that principle. But you do not walk with that principle alone. You walk with the knowledge that I am the invisible Christ, the light of the world, that My light is everywhere, wherever form appears. That all human form is illusion, all part of that dream, that my job is an illusion, part of that dream, that my clients are part of that dream, that my marriage is part of that dream, that my family is part of that dream.
But don’t stop there. You face the world with the knowledge that this world is a dream. But you know what is behind the dream. That’s how you face the dream. You stand in the face of the dream knowing the Reality behind the dream. That’s your first day in the wilderness of this world.
Now, let’s see how we would do that. We would do, more or less, what we just did, except that it wouldn’t be without opposition. This was in easy circumstances where all we had to do was meditate but now we’re up and about and we have caught in meditation that, “This world is a dream.” We meditate, maybe, ten, fifteen minutes, half hour, whatever necessary to have that click, ’till you can come to the realization, “Oh yes, yes, I see that. Of course, I’m in the Kingdom of God and it appears to be the world.” That’s why it’s a dream. All that’s here in My Kingdom. And yet, I’m going to walk in a world where only My Kingdom is, now. That is my wilderness experience.
How am I going to meet it? I’m going to meet it by standing in the knowledge that everything coming to me is a dream and that all that stands behind the dream is the presence of God because there is no God and. And now, it’s time for breakfast. And that’s where you’re living. Usually, you get the newspaper and you read it and you talk to your family. Maybe you turn on the TV news. But we are talking about Divine birth and it’s not going to be attained by doing what we’ve always done.
If you want to take the forty days in the wilderness, you must follow through. If you want to be reborn to the Spirit and walk consciously under the protection and the guidance of Divine law, if you want to live in your Father’s house, if you want to be the Son, you’ll have to step away from normal, human life patterns for this forty-day period.
And of course we wouldn’t dare this with just normal students but from the start this has not been what I would call a normal Infinite Way class. We have had one solid year of practicing to the best of our ability the idea of living incorporeally plus everything else we have done in the years before and so we are ready to put into practice the actual living in the Kingdom of God through our forty-day in the wilderness experience.
And after the first day, I know it will be difficult and many times during the day, you’ll feel as if you’ve got two left feet but what of it? There’s got to be a beginning and out of it will come a re-adjustment in your consciousness to make allowances for certain areas where you’re not as strong as you’d like to be, but in the process, you will be strengthened.
Now many things will come at you, of a negative nature or what would be called in this world, evil or error, and those are easy to face with the knowledge they’re world dream. You might find it difficult to face the nice, pleasant things but the evil ones, that’s a pleasure to face them with that knowledge and watch them dissolve and after all, it’ll only be your first day and you’ll learn as you go through that day that there’s a new power forming in you. And I’ll tell you, you’ll know what that power is going to be.
As the power of facing things not with the mind patterns develops, you’ll begin to sense that you’re in another level of perception. One which is not just height, length and width or seeing with eyes and hearing with ears. You’ll feel this other level of perception. And the reason you will is because it’s the only level of perception that will enable you to walk through the wilderness experience in this world knowing it is a dream.
Another level of you will begin to be born, a level of you which faces the apparently solid world around you You’ll find your Soul replacing your mind. You’ll find the senses bump into your Soul instead of your mind which acquiesces and your Soul says, “uh-uh, no, no.” And this birth of Soul awareness, as you practice this, is the really end product of what you’re doing.
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Now that will be only the first day. We’re going to need four more principles for the other four days. And they aren’t easy.
For the second one, let’s take:
“I am not me.”
That’s a very difficult one to make an adjustment to. But that’s only your second day. You don’t have to do two in one day.
Face everything the first day with: “This world is a dream.”
Face everything the second day with: “I am not me.”
Now, let’s see what that really means:
Christ is not the form that perishes. The form that perishes is me, but I am Christ. The form that is under the law of matter is not me because I am I.
And so on your second day, first your morning meditation, “I am not me” and that is what I am going to walk this earth with today. That’s my second day in the wilderness.
It’s a wilderness because I’m in no personal self. I have no…I’m not relying on my senses. I’m not relying on my brain cells. I’m relying on the truth that is beyond my personal senses, my brain cells, my personal identity. I’m relying on a truth outside of all that I have been as a human being. That’s why it’s a wilderness.
“I am I and I am not me.”
Now, how do I face things? That adaptation again is a change from your daily pattern of behavior.
I am I, not me. I am permanent being. I am indestructible being. I am the image and likeness of God which is pure Spirit. I am free of all material laws, I’m not talking about me, me is not but I am not me. I am free of all material laws. I have no human needs.
You see how hard it is to change from a human me to I which has no human needs and even when you make the declaration, you say “Well what am I going to do next? How am I going to get by?” I have no human needs. That’s where you find the assistance from this I that you are accepting.
“I will show you how. I will go before you. I will direct thy paths. I have no human needs.” Christ has no human needs and as long as you have human needs, you’re saying, “I’m not I, I’m me.”
And so the crossover, you’re picking up your cross. You’re crossing over. I am I and I have no human needs and because the human does not know how to behave that way, I’m going to have some difficulties as I try to do this. That’s what Divine birth is all about. It’s stepping out of what I am not and practicing what I am to the best of my ability.
Now, interestingly to me, when I started to do this myself, I encountered many of the problems that anyone would encounter trying to crossover from normal behavior patterns into newly borrowed ones especially on a conviction that is not yet fully formed.
But for instance there was one um, “Today I’m living in the Kingdom of God.” I found the minute I did that, everything about the world was different. I mean you just knew instantly that because I’m in the Kingdom of God, you knew that everything coming at you was a dream. You didn’t have to go through the effort to convince yourself, you knew you were in the Kingdom and therefore this problem here and that blizzard there and these other problems there were, obviously, they weren’t there so you were uncovering the hypnosis of the brain.
And so don’t mind that some of these principles you practice in your wilderness experience seem strange or foreign or difficult. They are only because the brain is hypnotized and they will help you de-hypnotize from the brain imprisonment.
There will be five of them. And it will take care of five days and another talk will have five more to take care of another five days and long before you’re past six, seven, eight days of living in the wilderness, you’ll be challenging the wilderness very eagerly. You’ll be looking forward to, you’ll feel new muscles growing Spiritually.
Now this is all part of a necessary program to return to not only a declaration of identity but a capacity to live independent of the material limitations that the world mind has imposed upon us.
Always, as you are practicing these principles, you will discover that new levels of awareness are opening within the realm of your Soul and you can look at things which had hitherto been forbidding, discouraging, maybe despairing and you can find some assurance within yourself that what you once accepted as real, now somehow feels as if it were nothing but an image in thought. Just as the world itself is nothing but a series of images in thought, you’ll feel that everything within the world has no power over your identity. False appetites will begin to lose their magnetism, their power to engulf you. The so called disturbances of the world will begin to appear as nothing more than mental static. You will accept things of a nature that normally would have been critical, with a certain degree of equanimity in the knowledge that I am no longer content to live in the belief that form and I are synonymous. And I am living consciously in the everywhere, not encased within a form, not identifying within a form and not identifying anyone else within a form.
If God is the substance of all form and form dies, then it cannot be that form that Joel was speaking about. Is that correct? Joel wasn’t saying that God is the substance of dying form. Joel was saying that God is Spirit and where Spirit appears invisibly, form appears visibly. The form is not there except in mind, the Spirit is there or the essence is there.
And so in our third day in the wilderness, take the entire universe of matter and convert it into invisible essence, all of it.
You are looking at the essence of God which appears to you as form. The form is not there. The form perishes. The essence is ever there even when form departs. That essence is undivided from itself. You’re looking at Infinite essence undivided from itself, always there. You’re looking at the one, Infinite essence of the universe of the Kingdom of God.
And so that’s your third. You have begun with, “This world is a dream.” But on your very third day, you’re into; “where the dream seems to be, only the invisible essence of God is.”
And so you’re into the incorporeal universe, the incorporeal man, the incorporeal God, the incorporeal self of you on your third day. All that I see in form is a mental image about the invisible essence of the universe that I am.
Now, when you start with that on your third day, you’ll see the power of that truth functioning in the very same job, the very same marriage, the very same daily activities that you had the week before without that functioning and you’ll notice the difference.
The moment you place the essence of God as the substance of all form, you are accepting that the form is not there, the essence is. And so we have this child with cancer but have we? The essence of God has no cancer. Where is the cancer? It is superimposed by the world mind through brain where only the essence of God is and in your realization of that or your capacity to maintain the awareness of it, you are freeing yourself from a false belief and freeing either yourself if that was your problem or someone else in your Consciousness from that belief if they have come to you for some assistance. You are releasing yourself from all the error that cancer can exist in the essence of God. You wipe it out of your Consciousness.
Now that’s really walking in the wilderness. But that day, there may be many other types of so called error that are presented to you and your primary function is to meet all error and all non-error with the knowledge that all that is present is the essence of God no matter where I go, no matter what form it takes, whether it’s a form in error or a form not in error.
With that you are obeying Joel’s principle that God is the substance of all form. And you are obeying the Christ principle that the Kingdom of God is where the world seems to be.
Let’s take another principle.
Joel said that “I, is the name of God and the name of the Infinite Son of God.”
And therefore, on your fourth day, your principle will be:
“I am the Infinite Son of God.”
If you’re going to be true to that, then when the tempter says, “do this or do that” your response to the tempter is, “Why should I? I’m the Infinite Son of God. Do not tempt the Lord thy God.” The tempter says you are running short of funds. The tempter says you’re unemployed. The tempter says many things that cause you a state of unrest. What’s your answer? On this particular day in the wilderness, your answer is “I am the Infinite Son of God.”
And, logical corollary then is, “Everything of God’s is contained within the Infinite Son.” So although that which appears to be discordant or error or lacking or limited cannot be. It only appears to be. Again, I’m in brain hypnosis. I’m in world mind hypnosis. That little serpent in the Garden is trying to sell me a false bill of goods again and he’s very clever in his disguises, he puts them on your body where they are most distressing. He puts them in very important relationships where they are very distressing. They always come where you are most vulnerable and so on the fourth day, I am the Infinite Son, you face all these distressing reports instantly with the permanent Consciousness for the day that I am the Infinite Son and you may find that some of these things that might have approached you will not have an opportunity to approach because you are turning all the tables upside down. You’re reversing, you are attacking before being attacked.
Instead of waiting for evil to knock at your door, you’re removing that consciousness upon which it knocks. You’re not living in a mental consciousness. You’re living in the Consciousness that I am the Infinite Son and in that day, if you were to see evil anywhere, it could not register on you successfully if you adhere to that Consciousness that I am the Infinite Son. And I’d rather stand here and suffer whatever persecution may come my way because in standing in my Reality, I attain more than meeting persecution with human methods. Stand ye fast.
And so that would be your fourth day in the wilderness.
I’d like to practice I am the Infinite Son in a meditation now, because it should remove from you the belief of division between you and your neighbor. You may not particularly care for your neighbor but to be the Infinite Son, you must be the reality of your neighbor and so the fence you build between your neighbor and yourself is really a denial of your identity.
And again, rather than deny my identity, I can turn the other cheek, I can resist not evil, I can stand in the knowledge that my Infinite selfhood is not stopping at the boundaries of my tract of land. It is not even stopping in the boundaries of time or space. I am the Infinite Son.
Just as before there was Jesus, there was Christ, so before there was this person called me, there was I and I am that Infinite Son now. I must live and be faithful to my identity. I may even have to shake my neighbor’s hand. I may have to smile at him and bid him good morning. I may have to overlook something I didn’t want to overlook yesterday. I may not have to go over and knock at his door and say I forgive you but within my Consciousness, I withdraw condemnation because the world mind had painted a picture to me of another individual where there is no other individual.
The Infinite Son is the only Son, the only inhabitant of God’s Kingdom. I am that only inhabitant. That one, I am. That’s your fourth day Consciousness.
And so a gentle word where there might be wrath, may creep into your behavior that day, a sense of quiet forgiveness for the thief on the cross, for the dictator who is imprisoning those who disagree with him, for the nation who’s about to push a button called a nuclear missile. A quiet and inner forgiveness knowing that individual is not there. I am. I, the invisible essence of the Father am there and no other. You are practicing Omnipresence as a law of being. And the power of Omnipresence realized will be your reward.
This is carrying out the injunction to love your neighbor as thyself. But you’re doing it in the true way. You’re going beneath the surface of form. You’re catching the incorporeal nature of the Infinite Son of God everywhere. You’re not being hypnotized by the brain and the world mind which works through the brain.
This world is a dream. I am not me. All that is within the world is illusion. I am the Infinite Son, the Infinite essence of God. The essence of God is the essence behind all form. That essence is the essence of my neighbor but because it is undivided from itself, I am the invisible essence of my neighbor. I am the invisible essence of all those who allegedly were buried in the past. They were not. The essence of God is never buried. It is the essence of all form, either living or dead, as human beings think of it. I am the essence of all who have walked the earth. I am the essence of all who will walk the earth. This is your Consciousness extended to its Infinite boundlessness because in the doing, you bring into activity the power of omnipresence.
Now let us see if we can trust one Infinite Consciousness to be the only. Let’s see how would we understand that in our daily activity.
If One Consciousness exists, then there is no consciousness that can create that which is unlike God. No matter what may appear, nothing unlike God can exist there because only the One Consciousness is present. And so you’re more or less accepting perfection as the invisible reality of this Invisible Essence.
And no matter what appears, perfection is there because the One Consciousness which is God can only exist in a state of perfection. No other consciousness does exist.
And so the war, the poverty, the hunger, in your wilderness experience, you cannot accept them. The world can but you cannot. The world is not striving for rebirth into Divinity.
You are defending your Divinity. That’s the whole nature of the wilderness experience. I am defending my Divinity against every appearance that declares that there is something other than the one, Divine Self.
And so on the fifth day:
“There is only One Consciousness.”
That is my guarantee that perfection is everywhere regardless of what appears, whether it’s in my body or in my friend’s body or in my loved one’s body or in some relationship of some kind.
We’re not accepting the reality of San Salvador, the reality of Poland. We’re not accepting the reality of the floods that sweep across the country and blizzards that peril human life. And you say, “Well, is that going to save any lives?” Unquestionably, it will.
If you will rest in the knowledge on your fifth day that only the One, Divine Consciousness is here and there and everywhere and that is My Consciousness, then all that is unlike what Divine Consciousness expresses, you must then know is not there.
That’s the knowledge that all disease on the face of the earth is illusion. All evil on the face of the earth is illusion. All error, all pain, all heart attacks, all poisonings, all murders, all crime, you place them all on the category of how can they exist if there’s only One Divine Consciousness, and you are uncovering the nature of the world mind hypnotism which was the purpose of the appearance of Christ Jesus on this earth.
To awaken us to world hypnotism which begins with the acceptance of a me that isn’t and then a world that is external to the me that isn’t, and then of all the evils in that world that isn’t. Adam must become Christed. Eve must become Christed and Adam and Eve can no longer be two. They must return to the oneness that preceded their appearance as Adam and Eve.
Duality must go within ourselves. One, Infinite Consciousness and I am it.
Now, those are five difficult days. They will, however, reward you and it is better to pursue them now than to wait for a day in the distant eons when you may be proclaimed the Son of God, when you can bring that proclamation into your present by accepting the nowness of your being as the Infinite Christ of God.
Again, I must say, all of this is not intended for those of us who are not committed to walking in the Kingdom as the Divine Son, for those who are not committed to that who will not find the energy, capacity, vision or stick-to-itiveness to pursue such a seemingly difficult program. But I cannot envision anything less for an individual who is determined to put to an end the days of mortal error in temporary mortal form or an individual who is determined to pick up his cross and follow the Christ no matter what and no matter where.
And so that’s our program and you could pick one of those if you want to or all five for that matter and pursue them during the seminar but there’ll be another five in the morning so I’m suggesting that maybe if you pick one, don’t be too concerned about it.
You could start your forty days right now, it’s up to you, but if you wait for a month or two until you get home and let this all gel, that’ll be fine. Much of it will rub off right now and we’ll find that without any real effort, we have that tortoise, that turtle shell on our consciousness which repels all these seeming attacks of the world mind and even unknown to ourselves before they reach us.
There will be questions, no doubt, about many things and this is not a question and answer type seminar in the sense that some of the things people ask are usually very personal things and we’re more interested now not in personal things but in how to live the impersonal life. How to walk not as a person, not as a form, not as an individual who was born yesterday and who will die tomorrow but to walk invisibly accepting every Infinite way principle that you know and every Bible principle that you know totally, and being willing to live in that principle rather than the response to something outside the principle. Not to seek the expedient, not to judge from the rational mind what is good for you to do but rather to judge only from the level of, “Is this Divine or is this illusion?” And to work from that principle.
And so I do invite the questions but try to make them of a nature that would be important to everyone else not just a personal question. We can save the personal questions until we get together privately later and you can place some up here anytime you want. You don’t have to sign your name to it. I don’t even guarantee to answer them all but what I would like to do is, before the seminar is over, in the course of the various talks, they will be answered in a less direct fashion and here’s a question and here’s an answer but you’ll find in the talks Spirit will answer the questions in its own way. So if you put them up here, when you do, be patient. Write them out. Be patient. Before the eight classes are gone, you will have found answers.
And also I’d like to say that, we will have three days of private interviews in which you can include your questions so if you’re going to see me privately you don’t have to write them here and that’ll be Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
And then this is important. This to me is a special class. I mean, I can’t put into words what it means to me. I feel it is one of those classes that was ordained maybe two thousand years ago and it had to be and so I want to stay an extra week and next week we’ll have the private interviews. But the week after that, I’ll also be here from Monday to Saturday. I think that’s, well anyway it ends about 23rd and six days prior to that, um, yeah, from the eighteenth to 23rd, roughly that. Monday through Saturday of the following week and I will be very happy to spend more time with any individual who wants to, you know, go into depth on something, if you’re here. And all of this should be arranged through Gloria so that we’ll spend three days and then take a few days, rest and then be back for another full week and whoever lives in the community or in Florida who cares to will be able to spend that much time and really close all our gaps.
Let’s finalize tonight. Again with the awareness of Divine Love but in a different way. You have said and I have said that Divine Love is present, but perhaps in the first meditation on Divine Love, we felt as if Divine Love was something coming on us and overwhelming Divine Love laying on us.
Now let’s see that Divine Love is you. The reality of you is Divine Love. It’s not something apart from you that descends upon you. It is you. The Infinite Son is Divine Love. It is a quality which suffuses your entire Spiritual selfhood. You are Divine Love.
And whenever you act out of Divine Love, you are blessing, you are loving, you are forgiving, you are understanding. Whenever you reject your Infinite selfhood, you’ll find that you are also rejecting Divine Love which is a quality of your Infinite selfhood and you will be acting in an unloving way, resentful, angry, unforgiving, judgmental, condemnatory, whatever.
And so when you catch yourself acting not in a sense of Divine Love, you may not know it but you should catch yourself and know, “Wait a minute, I’m denying the very Self that I am because my self is Divine Love. I can’t act out of character and be the Christ, too.” Catch yourself. Accept that Divine Love is your being and just because your being is infinite, your Divine Love is infinite. And so your Divine Love is expressing in Russia, in San Salvador, in Nicaragua, anywhere. You see, you’re not accepting what appears.
Turning from the obvious, from the normal, from the natural man takes more than the human race is capable of at this moment. And every minute of your preparation is playing a part in your capacity to reach beyond your natural reactions. I am Divine Love. And every time you break a barrier on one truth, you’ll find your capacity to break barriers on other truths will follow.
I am Divine Love and I bless this universe. Because I am Divine Love, all that appears in the mortal world that is not a product of Divine Love must be an illusion. Divine Love is the fact. The absence of Divine Love is the lie. Consciousness of God is Divine Love. All that the Father hath is the Consciousness of the Son. Divine Love is everywhere and I, in my fidelity to truth, in my faith that truth is Omnipresent, I accept in spite of every appearance to the contrary, that only Divine Love is present and it is I. I am not separated from Divine Love. The Divine Love that I am is wherever the world sees that which is unlike God. But not I. All these are prerequisites to the realization of Divinity.
We are returning to the Father’s house in the knowledge that we have never left. The leaving of the Father’s house is pure illusion. It is impossible. That which left the Father’s house does not exist. That which dies does not exist. And the great Master in His teaching gave us a clear understanding that all human death is merely the absence of the conscious knowledge that I have never left the Father’s house. I am the Infinite Son without boundary, without human form. And later, we will place that human form in its proper context. But for the moment we will catch it as the imitation of my Self. All form is imitation.
Let Divine Love now flow wherever you can, unlimited. Let it flow out to the hills.
Tomorrow our meditation is at 9:30 am. Class begins at 10:00 and tonight I’d be very happy to meet anyone who wants to come up and say hello.
Thank you for now.
Good morning. See that wasn’t said enthusiastically by me this morning because I was too eager to get started. I wasn’t interested in ‘good morning.’ Only once in a great while does a thing like this happen that I have been up virtually all night with the subject that we are going to take up today. It’s well-rehearsed in my thought, well-worked out, and it could be that this may be the most important lesson you’ve ever heard in the message of The Infinite Way. I know that it will be, if you understand it, if you grasp it. If you don’t grasp it, make some provision for studying it afterward because there is no subject more important.
I might say to you that there is no literature outside of The Infinite Way in all the world that I have ever discovered that covers this subject. It is one of the deep mysteries of philosophical and spiritual literature, and the reason is that trying to understand it with the intellect makes it an absolute impossibility to arrive at a satisfactory understanding because the subject deals with contradictions – not only contradictions but contradictions in scripture, as you will see. And nobody that has tried to figure it out with the mind, with reason, with the intellect, has been able to come to any satisfactory conclusion. Now before we come to that, we will lead up to it by going back to the book, The Infinite Way.
As I watch the work unfold in this message, it seems strange to me at times (although I make very little comment about it) that so little actual study is given to the book, The Infinite Way. It is read, and it makes its impression, and students go back to it occasionally and read some more. But I doubt that there are many who know that practically every paragraph in this entire book is a metaphysical and spiritual text upon which a whole book could be written.
That this book, as small as it is, contains everything that we know up to date on the subject of spiritual unfoldment, spiritual living, and spiritual healing. Not a word can be added to this book or, perhaps I should say, not a word has ever been added to this book. There isn’t a single word in all the writings that isn’t originally in this one book. The only thing is that sometimes it is in this book in one sentence and then appears later as a 10,000- or 25,000-word book. But it’s the same sentence. It’s the same statement; it’s the same truth which could have been found in its pure essence, and each one work out for themselves, instead of having to read another book about it.
Now you will remember as I call it to your attention that The Infinite Way writings declare that the secret of life lies in right identification, that is, in knowing our true identity, in knowing who I am or what I am. All of the error in the world, all of the sin, disease, death, lack, and limitation in the world is based only on one ignorance, and that is, ignorance of our identity, not knowing who I am or what I am.
Now of course in this book, The Infinite Way, the subject is treated quickly, briefly, and with just a statement here and there. Because it becomes necessary for an individual, for a student, to follow that through to its ultimate conclusion – not for somebody to put it into words for them because then they’d be living on words instead of inner individual unfoldment.
Also, as this book came through, it came through in such a manner so as not to shock the world into just disregarding it. And so you must naturally expect that ideas are softened here, which when you examine them, you say, “Do you really mean that that’s what it means?” And I do. I mean exactly that.
Now here is a chapter, “Metaphysical Healing”: “Healings are always in proportion to our understanding of the truth about God, man, idea, body.” Well, of course, there is just one sentence, but as far as I’m concerned, I don’t know how you could spend less than a year on that one sentence. I don’t know how you could possibly not write that sentence out, put it up on the mirror, carry a copy in the purse and then, regardless of what you are reading for the next year, see what it has to say about God, man, idea, body.
You see if we knew the truth about God and man, the truth about idea and body would quickly reveal themselves because no one who hears these words will ever find their freedom until they know that they are not man. As long as the belief exists – consciously, or unconsciously or subconsciously – within you that you are man, you will be seeking a God, and there isn’t any to be found.
The search for the Holy Grail has been a search for God. Always it has been fruitless. Always it has been a failure until the individual came home broke in health, broke in mind, broke in body, broke in purse and there discovered it hanging right up on their own tree or buried in their own garden; in other words, within their own being.
Now, in the chapter, “Supply,” in this book, I gave the secret. But evidently too few of our students have connected up that secret with the whole of being. In the illustration of the orange tree, I showed that the oranges do not constitute supply. I don’t care how many oranges there are; I don’t care how few oranges there are. That has nothing to do with supply.
An orange, or any other fruit on a tree, is the product of a life force at work. So the supply is the life force, and the orange is but the fruitage, or result, or product of the supply. You could have a year without oranges, but that wouldn’t mean you were without supply. You could give away your oranges, you could throw them away; and you wouldn’t be without supply because the life force is at work instantly reproducing so, at most, you would have a temporary absence of the result of supply, or product of supply or fruit of supply.
Now coming back to our identity – who am I? What am I? And you will find that you are not that which can be supplied. You are supply. You are the law of life operating. ‘I am the life; I am life eternal; I am the life, the way, the truth; I am the bread, the wine, the meat.’ Do you not see that everyone, including our own students, have been trying to demonstrate meat, wine, water, house, health – when I am these?
I am the life of my body. I cannot get life; I cannot get health; I cannot get supply; I cannot get youth; I cannot get vitality. ‘I am the way, the truth, the life.’
Now, as man, we would have something to get, and we would have something to get it from. We would be eternally seeking a God somewhere to get something for us, to give something. But all the way back to Moses, it was realized, “I Am that very I Am.” I am it. And because of Moses’ realization of I Am, or Moses’ realization that I Am, he was enabled to bring forth a cloud by day, pillar of fire by night, manna from the sky, water from the rock, safety and security for his people – all by the realization.
What set Moses apart from his people? They were seeking something from I Am, and he was knowing that I Am that I Am. What set Jesus apart from his multitude? They were seeking to be fed, and he knew he could feed them. They were seeking to be healed, but he knew that “I Am life eternal,” and that that was their relationship to God. That was their true identity.
Well – there’s one tiny sentence in this book that says, “You must know that you are cause and not effect.” I don’t see how anyone could spend less than three years on that one sentence. I don’t know how they possibly can because there isn’t a single discord within range of your thought that isn’t based on the belief that you are an effect and that there is a cause somewhere that can do something about it. The mystery of life is in the words, “I Am.”
Now. There is only one answer to the question, “What is God?” and that answer is – I Am. Why is this true? Because if you say God is Life, you are still leaving yourself out of the picture. God is Life, and here am I back here looking up and declaring something out here. Oh, but you say, ‘God is Love. God is love.’ Where am I? Left out of that picture because up here is God and over here is love. And here am I looking up there like Oliver Twist asking for a little more.
Well, I am going to leave it with you to ponder this idea of your Self (capital S-e-l-f) as being God’s Being – life, truth, love, and go from there to the next step which is man.
Now remember you are not man. You are life eternal. You are consciousness – you are a state of consciousness. What state of consciousness? Well close your eyes for a moment and now notice that if you are to know anything at all, you must know it through your consciousness, and that there is not a ‘you’ and consciousness – that that which is the state of awareness is you.
Now if you are aware of yourself as finite personality that is your state of consciousness. If you are aware of yourself as infinity, that is your state of consciousness. All right.
How can you go from the belief of being a finite being to that of being an infinite being? Again you close your eyes, and you ask yourself this: If I want the answer to something that is back in memory, where do I get it? I go within my own being; I go down deep and memory gives back to me that which I want to know. Ah, supposing I require today some knowledge, the knowledge of driving an automobile or driving an airplane or the knowledge of sewing or cooking. Where do I go? I go down deep into myself, and I draw forth that knowledge. But now supposing I want a knowledge of something heretofore unknown.
Let us say now there are no automobiles on the road, no airplanes in the sky, no radios, no television; but we’ve decided there should be these things and there can be these things. Now what do we do? We go way, way back into our consciousness and gradually something begins to unfold to put us on the track of some knowledge. And we find more and more and more until ultimately comes forth the entire wisdom that appears as an automobile.
Do you remember in this little book is the illustration of Marconi? All of these great scientists were spending lifetimes wanting wireless telegraphy but not going toward the invention of it because they first must find what will enable the message to break down the resistance in the air and get through, and Marconi comes along, and he knows that there is no resistance.
Where did he discover there was no resistance? There wasn’t such knowledge in books. Where did he discover that? Where did Moses discover that I Am? Where did the Master discover that “My kingdom is not of this world”? Deep down within themselves. You say ‘but there was no such knowledge.’ No, but you must acknowledge that it existed in Infinity. It existed in what we call the Mind of God, the Soul of God.
Well, dig down then into the Mind of God. How do you get there? Go into your own mind because that’s the only Mind there is, and that is God, and you there will find all of the knowledge that is in this world and all of the knowledge that has not yet evolved in this world. There are secrets to be learned about the sun, moon, and stars and planets that man has never encompassed. But when that knowledge comes forth, where do you think it is going to come forth from – from the consciousness of an individual. He is going to find it deep down within himself, and bring it forth and write it in a book for us to read. Don’t you know that? Don’t you know that all knowledge has been found within the consciousness of an individual? Then the consciousness of an individual is Infinity, and we call that God.
“Truth is within ourselves,” according to Browning. “We must open out a way for the imprisoned splendor to escape,” but Truth is infinite. Well then our selves must be infinite. Now can you imagine Infinite Being sitting around trying to demonstrate supply, health, companionship, and home when Self is the source of these? So the secret of life, then, is right identification. Are you life or are you an effect of life? Are you the little oranges on the tree or are you the life force that produces oranges on your tree? That right identification changes your life the very minute that you begin to embody it.
The moment you begin to accept, “Why, I Am life eternal! I don’t have to go out and get knowledge in a book. That won’t make me life eternal. I don’t have to go to ‘man, whose breath is in his nostril’ to learn something that will give me more life, use or vitality. No, if I must go, I must go only for one purpose, and that is to learn that I already am that which I am seeking. That which I am seeking, I am. All that God is, I am.” Why? For ‘I and the Father are One,’ and I Am is that One,” and when you say, ‘I Am,’ you are declaring that. Now, that doesn’t make your humanhood God. That makes your humanhood die, so that only God is left.
Now then, the moment we realize that I am life eternal, that I am pure spirit, pure consciousness, we then come to the next great thing: ‘What about this body?’ And there we find a mystery that has heretofore not been explained. Nowhere in any literature of the world has it been explained. It came to light in my consciousness during a class in Portland, Oregon.
It just came flowing out by inspiration. I knew nothing about it until that minute when it poured out, and all of the passages of scripture that poured out with it I wasn’t consciously aware even of knowing. And the tape recorder didn’t work, but one of our students had made notes, and those notes I took to Seattle and spent a night in prayer, just as I did last night, and the next day the message came through. And we will have it in just a few minutes.
Now let us remember this. If I am at all, then I must be embodied, which means I must have a body. I cannot exist as just a cloud drifting in the air and even if I were a cloud drifting in the air, that would have form and body, too, but I do have body. I am embodied, and my body (we learn in scripture) is the “temple of the living God.”
Now think a moment of conception, conception of a child, and follow it along for three or four months until it becomes a perfect human form, infant form, but it has no life. It is just a dangling piece of flesh in the mother’s body. Whatever of life it has is the life of the mother, not its own life. But somewhere along in that fifth month, the form itself becomes imbued with life. There is a certain minute when it’s a lifeless form and the next minute when it’s a kicking, lively form, and it is in that second that it has life of its own.
Now which is the child, that body or that life? It couldn’t be the body because that body was nothing but lifeless flesh. It wasn’t any more life than an appendix is life. It was just an appendage in the mother’s form, but in a certain instant, life came. Now life is that baby, not the form, but life. But that baby had form before the physical form awakened to life because it had to have a form in order to transmit itself. And so the life of the babe was invisible, and its form was invisible, and then in a split second it took visible form, and upon birth, we could behold it.
Even before birth, the mother was aware of it as a living form, as a live body, as a live being, as a baby. But we only became aware of it after its birth and then we beheld it as a living form. But, as life, it existed before conception. Where? How? That is not given to us to know at this present moment. But we do know that somewhere, somehow life existed, and that at a certain moment it became visible to our awareness.
Now. Then as we look at that infant form we can say, “ah-ha, that isn’t your life because I remember when life wasn’t there. So this isn’t you. This is your form. There is a ‘you’ separate and apart from this form, and there is a ‘you’ that has form invisible to my sight.” Now we have right identification because we know now that this infant actually is life, or life constitutes this infant, and that this life had form that could transmit itself.
And so we know now that that which we are viewing as body represents our view or our concept of that body, and mothers have been known to say that it was a beautiful baby, too. We know there are no beautiful babies when they are born, but the mother doesn’t know that because she is looking at it through different eyes than we are. So she is seeing her concept of her baby, and we are just seeing our concept of baby period. All right.
So it is with all of us. We look out upon each other and we see forms which we call bodies. Ah, yes. A husband or wife may see something entirely different than we see. Mother or father may see something entirely different than we see. Sister and brother see something entirely (different) and yet it’s all the same body, the same form. No it isn’t. No it isn’t. In each case what we are seeing represents our concept of that which is there, and in one case we are just indifferent to it as body and in another case we are vastly indifferent and otherwise, very other wise than indifferent.
Now, once the realization comes that “I am life eternal,” you can then look out and say, “well, I have form; I have body and my form and my body represents the instrument through which I walk the earth.” I could walk the earth without a form or a body, but that would be invisible to you.
That is why when you read these stories of the Orient and you read of the masters who could transport their bodies through space without any element of time, do not disbelieve that for a single moment because not only it was true, it still is true. But, that vision is not beheld by “man, whose breath is in his nostril.” It is only beheld by those of his own state of consciousness.
In other words, if a master transports himself from northern India to southern India, you can bet that only another master is seeing him. The man in the street is saying, “That’s nonsense.” Why? Because like Thomas, I must handle it. In other words, I believe only my own concept. That is the secret of the resurrection. Never doubt for a moment that Jesus rose from the tomb. Never believe for a moment that the multitudes that he healed witnessed it. We are told that only 518 witnessed it. Well 518 may have been 58 or 6,018 – we don’t know. We do know this.
Nobody witnessed it except those of such a high spiritual atmosphere that they could perceive that which finite human sense could not behold. Now the lesson of the resurrection is this: The Master was no magician. He did no tricks for people, nor did he ever do anything to impress anyone with what a great fellow he was. Never. When the resurrection took place, a principle was revealed to mankind. You never die, nor does your body ever stay in a casket or in an oven. Never, never.
To gross material sense – to the gross material sense which has accepted this to be me – to them there will be a funeral, a burial or a cremation. But to those of illumined consciousness who never did believe that this was me, Joel will always walk the earth for them, and you will always walk the earth for me. Never, never will I consign you to a tomb or to an oven. As far as I am concerned, you will walk this earth within three hours after you seem to take your departure from it because I know who and what you are, and I won’t be looking for you in the tomb of flesh. “He is not here in the tomb,” the guard said. “He is risen.”
That’s a principle. You are not here in the tomb of flesh. Now this is true not only when you’re dead to human sense; this is true now. You are not buried in this tomb we call a human body. You are not in it. No surgeon has ever been able to find you inside of a form, whether they operate from the brain to the toe nails. They cannot find you because you are not entombed in body. Body is embraced in you, and it is as much an instrument for you as your dollar bills are instruments. Dollar bills do not constitute your wealth. You constitute your wealth, the life which you are, and the dollar bills are the instrument which you use as activities of exchange, modes of exchange.
So with the body. As an infant you had one body, but you exchanged it like you exchange your dollar bills; and you exchanged it for the body of a child, and when you outgrew it, you exchanged that body for the body of youth. When you were through with that, you exchanged that body for the body of adulthood. In that body you found something that was in none of your previous bodies. You found the power to reproduce yourself.
That wasn’t in your infant body; that wasn’t in your childhood body. Now in this new body of youth and adulthood, you found this new power. Ahh, but as you advanced into years, you lost that power again. Why? – Because now you didn’t need it. Now that was not a necessary function of your experience to be a parent. Now you go on to higher modes of life or different ones. If they’re not higher, they’re different. And so you leave behind yourself your dolls and toys, then you leave behind the rattles and the marbles and school books; then you leave behind the parenthood.
Each time you leave behind a function of your life, and you leave behind a part of your body, and you acquire a different body and a different function of life and you go on. Now because this is unknown, just about the time when we no longer have the faculty to become parents, we look on this as a horrible thing that has happened to us because it’s old age and now we have nothing left but death or being a grandparent. But in spiritual wisdom, we find this is not true. That everything up to the period of being finished as parents has been only a preparation for our leaving behind the material sense of world with its cares and a preparation for entering the spiritual unfoldment of life.
That is why it is not as easy to interest the young in spiritual things as the older. Not because the older are just afraid of dying and want to know something about God, but because the younger still have functions on the human plane which they have not outgrown. It would be a wonderful thing if they could learn this spiritual wisdom as an adjunct to their physical lives, and it does happen in some cases. But very often it’s necessary for them to outgrow the physical sense of life before they are ready to enter the spiritual sense of life.
Now we come to this point, then, that you must understand your body, and you must understand that you are not this body, and this body is not you. This body is an instrument through which you are functioning. You are the life of the body; you are the soul of the body; you are the intelligence of the body; you are that which says up, down, left, right. You are that which writes, or paints, or sculpts, or composes. You are that which buys or sells. But the body is the instrument which is always obedient to you.
Now, in the lower forms of life – the ignorant and very often the illiterate – the body is the master of the person, and the bodily functions control the person. And the person seems to have no control over their body. But the moment one rises into spiritual light, in some measure, they possess the body. They govern the body. They begin to use their bodies in the directions they wish to use them, which of course by then is always along the line of intelligence and so forth.
Now, the body itself is as spiritual as we are. This that we see is a mental concept of that body. It’s only a concept because it isn’t what it is. If this were what it is, then it would always be what it is. But because this is my concept of what it is, it changes. And one day it seems healthier, and one day sick, and one day young, and one day old – one day pretty and one day not pretty. All depending on what? It? No – on what my view of it is, so, therefore, we are never seeing the body; we are seeing a human concept of body.
And so we come to this mystery of the body. And remember that all of this is in The Infinite Way in short sentences, even though here it takes a whole book to explain it. This is called, “Flesh and Flesh,” and I hope that some day it will be the chapter of a new book, and it starts with a quotation from First Timothy:
“And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness.” And after that ‘mystery of godliness,’ there is a colon:
“God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
The mystery of godliness is what? God was manifest in the flesh. I appear as body; I function through body; I am seen in the world as body. I am not seen – I am seen in the world as body. I am seen in the world as flesh.
Now, the Master’s entire message and mission was to teach us that we are the children of God. “I and my Father are One. He that seeth Me seeth him that sent Me.” And he was careful to include us in this relationship with God because always he said, “My Father and your Father.” The Master knew that his teaching was of no value if it set him apart from the rest of the world. Now what value would his teaching and example be if, literally, he was something that God sent to earth for the purpose of teaching something that we were unable to live up to?
“I came forth from the Father and am come unto the world,” and therefore, we also are immaculately conceived, and ours is the birth and mission of the children of God. We are not mortal flesh as we seem to be. The mystery of godliness is in the realization of God incarnate as your individual being and mine, God manifest in the flesh, which means that God constitutes individual selfhood, that God is the life, substance and very form of our true being. Since God is the life of your being, you have no godliness of your own, no integrity, no purity, no loyalty or fidelity. “Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, and that is God.” Whatever your capacities, abilities and qualities may be, they are of God and not of yourself. ‘Be not wise in your own conceits.’
In this realization you gradually begin to lose the sense of personal selfhood and to indulge less in the personal ‘I,’ and as you consciously live with the idea that God constitutes your being and that God is responsible for your supply, your activity and success, more and more you realize that the responsibility rests upon God. Then it is that you turn to the source of all good, the creative principle, the Father within that God may reveal Itself and Its plan.
Everything has its basis in the Invisible appearing visibly and tangibly, and as you begin to comprehend that fact, you will see that creation is an act of an invisible principle visibly manifest. God incarnating Itself as manifest form, not the form you see with your eye, but form. The Master’s words were, “And call no man your father upon earth, for one is your Father which is in heaven.”
God is the creative principle of this universe appearing as infinite form and variety, manifesting Itself visibly as individual being. And, therefore, the mystery of godliness lies in knowing that God is your selfhood; God is your self.
The subject of flesh or of body has always been a puzzle to the world, and great perplexity arises on this point. Where do flesh and body fit into the spiritual scheme? Even in scripture we find statements such as:
“Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.”
“There shall no flesh be justified in His sight.”
“No flesh shall have peace.”
“All flesh shall perish together.”
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die.”
“All flesh is grass.”
“The flesh profiteth nothing.”
On the other hand, we find such statements as,
“Yet in my flesh shall I see God.”
“I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh.”
“All flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
“Let all flesh bless His holy name forever and ever,”
And the greatest scriptural passage on this subject:
“The word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
In order to understand the subject of flesh and body, we must understand the meaning of these seemingly contradictory passages, which are not contradictory at all. They are no more contradictory than when we read in The Infinite Way writings that God is the only power, and then as we advance in consciousness, we learn that God is not power.
When you ask, “what is power?”, the answer is “God or Spirit is power.” But it is not meant in the sense that God is a power over some thing, circumstance or condition. In other words, God is the only operative power in consciousness. God is law. Spiritually, the word ‘flesh’ means embodiment or body. Therefore, God becomes manifest as flesh, as form, as individuality. The word ‘flesh’ can be used in thought – as for instance, a law of natural science, such as gravity.
The law of gravity was discovered when a scientist observed that every time an object was dropped or permitted to fall into space, it gravitated downward toward the earth and thus the law of gravity became flesh. It has taken form in consciousness. The law of gravity, which has always existed, now has a tangible body. It always had a body because it always existed as an operative law. But now it has another body – a body of knowledge, awareness, in our consciousness. It becomes tangible. It becomes embodied within consciousness.
In the same way, the laws of aerodynamics and electricity have always existed, and because they always existed, they had form or flesh. They existed as the word, the invisible and unknown law, intangible, unwitnessed, until one day these laws took form in the human mind.
Long before the first airplane flew or the first bulb gave forth light, it had become flesh. It had taken form; it had become concrete. It was witnessed, evidenced and manifested. From then on, all that was necessary was to externalize it in another form of flesh. The moment a man knew about electricity and electric light, it had form, body. Then when he brought it into the external, it had that which we know as form and body, the form and body that we behold. But you see that it must have had form and body in the mind of Edison or the mind of Ford, or the mind of anyone else.
So with art or music. It has form in the artist’s or composer’s consciousness – definite form and sound and beauty, and then outwardly it has another form when it appears as sheets of music or paintings on earth, or sculpture. Do you see the difference here? We are dealing now with the fact that we are embodied in the mind of God as spiritual form. Then we appear outwardly in some concept of form, and that concept is changeable; that concept is destructible because it is finite.
Those of you who remember the Model T Fords and now the V-8’s can see how the outer form or concept changes, but the principle of automotive engineering is the same. The principle is the same. The only thing different is its outer form. And we have the same with everything there is, whether we send messages through wires or messages through air, the form in the mind is the same. It takes outer expression as wire or outer expression as going through air. Do you see the difference now?
Spiritually, the Word which is God, the un-manifest, becomes manifest as the Christ or Son of God and it is now a manifested idea in consciousness. And so Christ, the Son of God, is our invisible being, and this is its visible evidence. You and I individually, including our form, is the visible, outward evidence of our invisible Christhood. We exist in the bosom of God as Christ. We appear on earth as the son of man. We are the self-same Christ externalized as form, individuality, but finite because we change, not merely from infancy to adulthood; but we change as to quantity and quality. This is the relationship between God and your infinite, eternal individual being.
God is your selfhood. In the mind which is God, you are flesh manifest, evidenced, witnessed. You are God incarnate; you are form; you are individuality. Thus it is that all those who have ever lived, who now live and who will live, exist now in the flesh in spiritual form and integrity, eternality and immortality. And it is of those whom we read, “yet in my flesh, I shall see God; in my spiritual consciousness, individuality. I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh.” In other words, we, in our spiritual identity, we can know God. We can be as gods. We can think it not unseemly to do the works of God in our spiritual identity, which we are regardless of this thing here, which we are in our inner being.
Now, the word ‘flesh,’ as it is referred to in scriptural passages – ‘flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God’ – ‘there shall no flesh be justified in his sight’ – ‘no flesh shall have peace’ – can be translated into the word, ‘concepts.’ These earthly and human concepts will never be spiritual, and they will never reveal God. That body which is observed by the human senses is not body. It is a universal concept of body. It has no existence except in the mind.
The body is the ‘Word made flesh,’ but because the physical sense has intervened, all you can see is the concept of body. That concept must die. Even the concept that you entertain of yourself must die. For that concept can never know God. As you entertain a concept of yourself as man, as effect, as sinful, as sickly, as human, that concept of yourself must die until you become aware – ‘no, I am that I Am, and that is what I Am.’ When that realization comes, your old concept of yourself has died, you have fulfilled Paul’s statement, “You must die daily. You must be reborn of the Spirit.”
That concept must die, even the concept that you entertain of yourself must die, for that concept can never know God; it can never know reality. It is only as you refrain from judging by appearances and through a transformation of consciousness – “Be ye therefore transformed through the renewing of your mind.”
Let God define what you are and who you are that the answer will be, “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.” In reality, you are the beloved son, the ‘word made flesh.’ But that flesh is an infinite individuality, and an infinite body that is eternal. In this spiritual realization of your individual embodiment, you can truly say, “Yet in my flesh I shall see God.”
Flesh beheld through the senses is our concept of our real identity. Flesh apprehended spiritually in meditation is our spiritual form, not only of body but of being. God, in individualizing Itself as your being and mine, has been made flesh, evident and tangible, “the Word became flesh.” That which you behold with the senses is the world’s concept of flesh. That concept is changeable, and it must die either through acceptance of the world’s judgment and belief of age and disease and death, or by a transformation of consciousness. The decision lies with you.
“God has no pleasure in your dying; turn ye, and live.” If you accept the world’s concept of age and disease, that concept will know death; and nothing can save it. On the other hand, you can bring about its death yourself in a painless way by outgrowing it.
As you realize more and more the nature of the word made flesh, you drop the mortal concept of flesh and ultimately find yourself with a disease-less, ageless and painless body. As you live in the conscious realization of God as the source and creative principle of your being and of your body, and as “ye abide in Me and My Words abide in you,” you will die to the flesh through transformation. The body will show forth ever better appearance—youth, vitality and strength. Outwardly it will appear as an improved concept, but it will not be. It will be your realization made manifest.
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye, through the Spirit, do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” Take the word ‘consciousness’ there instead of Spirit – if ye through your consciousness of truth do mortify the deeds of the body. In other words, if you live by that which has externalized form (that is a concept), that concept must die. For instance, one who lives and depends solely upon money and the externals for his supply, must eventually die for this is the ‘flesh that is as grass’ and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. Man shall not live by reliance upon matter, by forms, but ‘by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.’
In his great wisdom, the Master teaches us that we need have no concern for anything that has outer form:
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth and rust doth corrupt, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.”
“I am the bread of life. He that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
“I have meat to eat that ye know not of.”
That bread and that meat is the inner flesh that is in and of God. “In my Father’s house are many mansions” – many states of consciousness, many embodied forms, and these will externalize themselves in infinite forms and varieties of what we call flesh.
Enjoy all good that comes to you, but do not cling to it or depend upon it. Be willing to see it come and be willing to see it go, always making room for greater unfoldments from within. The inner flesh is unchangeable, but it keeps externalizing itself in ever new, higher, finer forms. “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone. But if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
A transformation is taking place in your consciousness, and it is breaking up the old patterns in order that the new life may come forth. This may be a painful process, but the pain comes because of wanting to hold and cling to the old. You must be willing to undergo that transformation of consciousness and let go your old thought patterns and body forms in order to emerge into the flesh, which is seen and understood as your real, eternal and infinite individuality. This flesh will continuously externalize itself in newer and finer forms of body, and bodily functions, which will be the externalization of your higher state of consciousness.
Our work is not to get rid of the body but rather to be clothed upon with a new concept of body. And some time we will all put off this outer envelope and step out into a higher heritage, for we know that if our earthly house of the tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, ‘a house not made with hands eternal in the heavens.’ Some will die after the flesh, and some will voluntarily lay down this form for a higher one, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
Do you see now that it is absolutely necessary that we not ignore subjects like body and flesh and turn away from them as if they were something to be hidden or covered up or ashamed of, but must be taken into our consciousness and transformed until we see that body is the ‘temple of the living God’? And then this outer form becomes more nearly like it in appearance.
Now, if I know that I am consciousness, then I know that that constitutes this form. Now I have no concern for body. And so if you pluck out an eye, the next one can grow again because you are not losing anything of immortality, only a concept of our existence.
And so it is, if I think that there is a “me” and that there is a “God,” I lose my demonstration. But when I know God is my being, my selfhood, my consciousness, then I know that I, myself, am the law, or the life, or the truth that appears visibly as my daily experience. Do you see that?
It is right identity. It is when I realize that all cause is embodied in my own being and that that cause is forever appearing as effect. Therefore, effect can ‘die daily’ in order that the new form can be born, can be formed and expressed and revealed.
Well – thank you, thank you, thank you.
There’s absolutely nothing mechanically wrong with this thing that stopped yesterday. Nothing! It stopped in the 7th talk, and it refused to work through the 7th talk, but it’s working on the 8th.
We caught the 7th talk, by the way. I think it was a reminder to us,…seriously, I believe it was a reminder of the importance of Silence on certain areas of our work. The more the idea of your Soul transmuting Christ Energy and Substance into Form becomes apparent to you, the more you realize the difficult task that faced the prophets and seers who had to leave a written record of Truth that would survive the centuries and still keep within Itself, intact, underneath all the historical episodes, that Pure Radium, which shines through the Ages, which still maintains an internal integrity and can forever be followed with total faith and trust in Divine Love and Divine Wisdom.
Those nuggets of Truth are interlaced throughout the seemingly simple words of the Bible, holding for us an invisible path of Light and Inspiration. It should be easier to see too, that, well, take this case of many of us, who in our humanhood may have been trained by our parents to think that we were really something very special,… meaning a very special human being. And as we grew up, loved by our parents a certain way, we sort of walked through the rest of the world with our head held high, and, maybe looking down a little bit and saying, I’m special! I feel that even that God has looked upon me a special way. I’ve been singled out. In a way, it’s a good feeling.
But everybody has been singled out. And then when it comes time to lay down our life, our special qualities, we say, Well, wait a minute, I’m special, I,..you know, I’ve got to hold on to this, and we find that this business of being a very special personality, especially endowed by God, especially cared for by God, and all of that, finally acts as a preventive, so that we feel, I can’t lay down this beautiful creature that I am. I’ve had all the signs of how important I am. And that becomes the deterrent to laying down our life, that we may pick it up again.
But, now look at it on a larger scale. The Soul is very smart. It’s One with God. It has all of the qualities of God. And as the Individualization of God pours through the Soul, the Soul must say to Itself, Think how important I am. I own the Cosmos. I can change rain to shine. I can turn the floods. I can tell the stars to stand still. I control this whole world. And then God has to come along to the Soul and say, Little man, we’re going to have to send you on a little journey, because you’re a little too big for your britches. And this is precisely what happens. The Soul is sent into a strange place called the Outer World. And now it’s going to learn that it of itself can do nothing, and it becomes the prodigal. It wanders out into a world and it sees at first hand these little human minds who are very smart and who make this a real beautiful bloody world. And it says, My God, I can’t be that way, and it understands the Divine Wisdom that sends each Soul out to learn at first hand the futility,…the utter futility of trying to run the universe yourself. And all of our little individuals, who were so specially chosen are a duplicate copy of that Soul in transit learning for itself that its only way home is to surrender its life unto God, and let the Father bring it home.
And so, you can now see this earth experience,…this entire human world experience as a training for your Soul in which it sees the chaos of individual thought, it sees the chaos of one person separate from another,… it learns from the visible experience of the world that it must be in synchronization with its own Source at all times in order to even survive. And somewhere in this, it passes this information along to that which is going to become an extension of the Soul into this world called your mind. It is going to wed your mind with your Soul, so that your mind can be wedded with the Spirit and the Christ. The training of your Soul is your human experience, and all of the forms walking about, running about, speaking, hearing, listening, acting,… these are the visible symbols that the Soul reads to learn its lessons. I don’t mean this as a symbolism. I mean it as a fact.
When Shakespeare said, All the world’s a stage and was saying the same thing. We are merely the players. We are the animated concepts through which the Soul learns. It learns from the tree. It learns from the flood. It learns from everything in the visible world. And most what it learns is WHAT NOT TO DO, because you can learn a lot of that in this world. By knowing what not to do, it knows what to do.
The philosopher Maimonides was often referred to by Joel, and in the introduction, or in one of the classes that ended up in Beyond Words and Thoughts, Joel referred to Maimonides and said that he, Maimonides had said that, God is Incorporeal. And that brief statement was very important to Joel, because he then went on from there to say something I want to read to you. He said that Maimonides, in addition to saying that God is Incorporeal, said. that, God has no visible shape whatsoever. God is Incorporeal. Now, that would seem to be a very unimportant phrase, in some ways. All right! We say that God has no visible shape, and God is Incorporeal. What about us? And this is what about us, according to Joel:
“Metaphysicians recognize the Incorporeality of God, but they do not recognize the Incorporeality of Man. They are setting up a barrier between God and Man, because Incorporeal God cannot give birth to corporeal man.”
Translation: Incorporeal God could not create the corporeal human race. A very explosive statement buried there, but said with that intention.
And so, from Maimonides’ simple statement, that God is Incorporeal, Joel points out that Man must also be Incorporeal, and therefore, corporeal man cannot be God’s Creation. All of this by way of bringing us to the fact that if we continue as corporeal man, we remain as that which is not in the Kingdom of God, and has no opportunity to live in it. And, therefore, Be ye transformed. You see the sequence there?
“Incorporeal Man has no physical structure. Those on the mystical path must remove from thought the image man. He puts that in quotes, … “the image man.” Maybe I put it in quotes, but it’s in quotes here,… must remove from thought the “image man”, the corporeal man the man who has physicality, because that man is not the man of God’s Creation. The union of God and man can never take place between Incorporeal God and corporeal man.”
So, we have these books called Conscious Union with God. And if corporeal man reads them and doesn’t get the message and stays as corporeal man, conscious union with God is therefore, impossible, and that is stated by Joel.
Only in your Incorporeality are you at union with God. So, we’re cutting a bridge out from behind us and from under us.
I had a few hand-shakes yesterday that were not very firm. I don’t quite know if I’m ready to make that commitment. Fine! I think that’s a wise decision. And it’s important at this particular point, a person know that when you do not make the decision to be the Incorporeal Self, your conscious union with God has just been decided as something you will not experience until you do. You should know it, at least, even though you feel unable to make the commitment. I think in that, this class is doing a service to those who feel, I cannot go that far, because we are telling them straight out, there’s no point even coming to the next class, if you don’t intend to go that far, because that’s what it’s all about. And I hate to see people raise their hopes, have them raised,…as if an implied promise had been made, and all the while, that which they are truly seeking is denied them, because they do not know specifically where they stand.
So, we have divided ourselves into those who are pursuing the conscious awareness of Incorporeality as best they can, and those who feel it’s too much of a commitment. And I wanted that division. I wanted it clear. That’s why I wanted the hand-shake. We don’t love you less,…maybe even more, because you need more love, if you have not yet reached the point where you feel, without making the commitment, you’re not entering Life.
I recall when I could not have made such a commitment. It would have been unthinkable. And the only reason one can’t make such a commitment is because there has to be an Inner Activity that is undeniable, that says to you, I am moving forward, and if you don’t, I’ll move without you. This Inner Activity says it. And when that happens, of course, you go with it. And if it doesn’t happen, then it would only be a mental decision, which would somewhere break down anyway. So, believe me, I don’t feel that when a person says, I’m not ready to make a commitment, that they’re any different than we all are at one period, and so, it’s not a thing that,…that, you know, brings criticism of any nature. It’s just a statement of fact, as things are. And one day, something inside becomes alive, and then you know where you must go. So, in a sense, it’s good to know ten years in advance, and in another sense, it’s good to know that there are those who are walking the path with you in that commitment.
I’m quite sure that in Joel’s travels, he could also feel perhaps, without the hand-shake, who, and who was not moving into this total commitment.
“I have recognized my Incorporeal Self, (says Joel), I have recognized my Incorporeality. I am not in a body. I am speaking through a body, but I,… I,…Infinite, Spiritual Christ, [and I’m interpolating those words] I, Infinite, Spiritual Christ, I am not in the body. I and my Father are One, not two. Wherever God is, I am…”
I think all of us should find that in page 141 of Beyond Words and Thoughts. Sit with it, and measure yourself against it, until the day when you can say with as much conviction, and certainty, and effortlessness just what Joel found himself able to say. But, remember before Joel could say this, he moved the identical path that we are moving in. He had somewhere to lay down his life, to pick it up again. He had somewhere to give up that sense of corporeality to whatever extent he could. And remember, too, that this Inner Awareness just as stated by him here was necessary before Transition could be made. Until you find your Incorporeal Self, and know that you are It, and that you are not in your body of physicality, the word Transition is just a dream.
This may not be absolutely following that point, but I think some of you might like to hear it.
“…In one of my deeper meditations, when I was in full awareness of my Incorporeality, I saw that I could incarnate as a male or a female. That is because I, God, is neither male nor female…”
It made me wonder about the previous incarnations or corporeal appearances of Jesus. How many of them were female. We never hear about that. I have no answers on it either, but obviously if Joel could have in previous appearances been male or female, so could Jesus. The point he’s making is that neither male nor female is the Reality. They are both necessary appearances in this world, to train the Soul.
I want to go to “No And,” because certain things in “No And” are more meaningful now that we have talked about that great Transmutation in which the Soul converts Christ Energy into Divine Flesh.
This is Jesus saying, Marvel not that I say ye must be reborn. He could have said it that way that let your Soul convert your Christ Energy into Divine Flesh. But it was for us to discover through our study, just what was meant. And even then, who can do it? The Father doeth the works. We merely submit. We surrender. We lay down our life to pick it up, and that now assumes a new meaning.
I can recall when I first read that, I wondered. How can I lay it down to pick it up? And if I shot myself in order to comply, how could I pick anything up? I wouldn’t be there to pick it up. And that was way back. And it just becomes so clear, when you know that the laying down is laying down the sense of corporeality that your Incorporeal Self may be woven out of the Christ Identity that your Soul converts into living food. So, when you give up corporeal sense, dying daily to it, your Soul goes to work with renewed Energy and Inspiration, weaving the garment of Immortality.
Now, we’re in the “No And” Chapter, which I purposely did not complete last time, or which I was not permitted to complete is more accurate. Page 63:
“…Everyone who has ever lived, from the beginning of time is still alive… “
He’s speaking of the Reality, the Incorporeal Self, which is always alive, and always present.
“…The de-hypnotized consciousness does not see disease as disease, or sin as sin. It separates them from the person…”
And you can see the de-hypnotized consciousness separating that which appears in the corporeal image from the incorporeal Reality that is there. Something that becomes a little easier to understand, when you are conscious of Incorporeality and corporeality.
“…The de-hypnotized consciousness separates sin and disease from the person and realizes that these are false appearances produced by the belief in a selfhood apart from God…”
The corporeal self is a selfhood apart from God. And when you know you have an Incorporeal Self, you’re not too unhappy about giving up the corporeal self.
And the more real the Incorporeal Self becomes, the less real the corporeal self becomes…” Just like the child that outgrows its toys, but on a larger scale. “…The belief in a selfhood apart from God is where we find these sins and diseases…”
Now, the corporeal self that we believe in, without having known it is a selfhood apart from God, then became the battleground where we try to fight all of our life’s problems. It’s as if the tablecloth on a table had some stains, and you thought for some strange reason that there was something wrong with the table, not realizing all you had to do was tear off the tablecloth, and there’s a perfectly good table,…put on a new tablecloth. So, with this corporeal sense. It’s a sort of tablecloth over the table. It’s just a surface,…a mental surface, and when we step out of it, we’re there in the original,… in the Substance, … with the onion skin peeled away, called corporeality.
And through meditation and Truth, and experience, this does become just an outer shell, useful for its purpose for the time it is required. And you can begin walking more confidently in the fact, that you are not contained within it. You wear it like a shawl. We are becoming more consciously Incorporeal Being. And that is a quiet invisible activity of the Soul enabling you to comprehend, or the word Joel would like so much, discern who you really are.
A day that is not spent in conscious awareness of your own Incorporeal Self is a wasted day. And, I have found that whoever enters into corporeality during the day, and does not at times pause to remind themselves of the Incorporeal Reality of their Being, is lured into many unprofitable directions, some of which it takes twenty years to get out of.
It should be daily practice. And I know if you added up all the things you’re told should be daily practiced, you wouldn’t have enough hours in the day. BUT, there are many days, and if you put them all together, they become a cohesive little ball, and you find that 83 of the suggestions all come down to different facets of one suggestion. Each day live outside the sense of form, at least a part of the day. You know, it only takes three seconds to wind a watch, and then it goes for the rest of the day. And you sort of wind yourself, when you get out of corporeal sense, and you’ll find the rest of the day is so different. You’re under Divine Law. Human law doesn’t hit you. It bounces off you. It can’t even find you. You ARE Incorporeal. So wind that watch every now and then during the day, and It’ll tick, without you having to look back at it.
“…This universal belief in a selfhood apart from God is so universal, so powerful that it operates in our consciousness until we detect it and cast it out by knowing the Truth…. “
And so, I know that for twenty years people have read, don’t live in a selfhood apart from God, and they haven’t been able to connect the idea that the corporeality of their consciousness is the selfhood apart from God. And though we step out of corporeal sense into a conscious awareness of Incorporeal Reality, they have stepped out of that selfhood apart from God. And then we know the Truth. That has another meaning again. Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth will make you free. If the Truth is that Christ, your
Now, Incorporeal Divinity contains all that God is, and that when you know this Christ, and live from that Center, there is a transmutation taking place, in which your Soul is weaving a Spiritual Body that will replace the visible, physical body. If you KNOW this, you are knowing the Truth, and the Truth will make you free. And once knowing the Truth, we find that knowing has degrees of knowing, so that there is a place where you say I know, without really knowing. Then there is a place where you say, Oh, this is what I should have known, not that. But the real knowing is when you know that Christ, I AM. Then you know. And in a sense, you don’t know Christ, I Am, until Christ, I Am, announces within you, Christ, I AM. Because even the human mind saying, Christ, I AM, or believing it, doesn’t know. When Christ announces Itself within you, you know.
And that announcement comes in a variety of ways, all individualized to your specific need, your specific type of recognition. There were more than ten people who came to this class as persons, who are no longer persons. And there were some who found that their inner experiences in things we discussed yesterday, were things that only had come through them, which they had seen, put in a catalogue, or alphabetized in their mind in some way, and then through the class yesterday, hearing certain things in the visible, audible world, they matched them up with their own experiences and found that they were deeper in the path than they ever dared to believe, that they were already in the Transmutation process, but had never defined it before. In a sense, that’s what the Bible is for. It’s to confirm to you what you’re going through. And so, this was the right class for those individuals. And we were matched to meet here. And Spirit did this, without you and I making a conscious decision.
You could have been in Alaska, Texas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Hawaii, and we were One at the time, unaware of each other, and then here we are. What did it? The ONE! The One Incorporeal Christ Body revealing Itself as the forms that we walk in, all responding to the One Soul. To me, that’s the sign of Grace that is always so reassuring to that little human mind that may want to come up and take over. What human mind could do it? And as Joel said, I have taken this message around the world twenty-five years. He was saying, Could this man do it? Something that took this message around the world IS the message. The message took Itself around the world appearing as Joel.
Now, this magic is in all of us, because that same Christ that walks around the world delivering Its message through such revelators as Joel, is saying, Do you not know me? Have I been with you so long and you do not know me? If you know the Truth, that I in the midst of you am that same Christ who walked as Jesus, that Truth will make you free.
And I think we’ve come to a place where we can believe that so well, that we’re no longer mystified by the incredibility of It. It’s a simple fact. It’s the miracle of God’s being all Present, all Knowing, all Powerful. And those qualities are the qualities of the I that you are. And so, if you’re untrue to those qualities, you are hypnotized. Wherever you are, I am. I am the only Power, because I am the only Life. Now if you bow to a physical, visible power, you’re walking away from your Self. And so, you look at the power and say, wait a minute! I don’t have to accept that. I, in the midst of me, my Self, my Center, my Being, my Life, is all that’s here. And suddenly the power isn’t there. It never was there. It’s still testing, testing, testing forever, until you are Christ, without opposite, without even a whisper of human thought,…until there is not even a shadow of thought. Your Self is the Power, and the more you know It, every false power meets the consciousness, which without power dismisses ALL that is not Itself. The Power of your Being is in Alaska NOW. The Power of your Being is Everywhere NOW. The All-knowing of your mind is Everywhere NOW, because you are the AIl-Presence.
And this must be revisited in consciousness frequently to become aware. It’s as if you had arms and legs and didn’t use them, and something were attacking you, and you put your arms behind your back, and you didn’t hold up a hand to block the sun from shining in your eye, or to block the wind from blowing your face. YOU HAVE IT! And so you use It. But you have the Christ, and you must use the Christ. Let the Christ use you. You must become actively conscious of It,..not let it lie dormant as something you know and you believe, but let it LIVE as your consciousness. Let It face all that comes, all that threatens, all that attacks, all that disturbs,…until in agreeing with your adversary,…in knowing the Truth of Being, the unreality of that which threatens is suddenly seen, and it falls away, for it has no body, no substance. Your Omnipotence is not personal. It is the Omnipotence of Christ and in the world of effect there will always be challenges of that Omnipotence. Expect them! And know that they are still the forces that are training your Soul, so that as you begin depending on the Inner Christ more and more, so your Soul is learning that it of itself is nothing,…it must be a total transparency only for the full power of God. Your Soul now is reaching a stage where it will soon return to the Fifth World,…to become still more purified, that it may prepare for the birth of Christ within itself on a more Infinite scale than we are capable of, in the mortal sense of life.
Never think that when you are suddenly Christed, that you’ve attained the fullness of your Spiritual Maturity. You’re still in the Fourth World, moving up, and these are just the beginnings of Wonders. Incorporeality is graduation day. But that’s all it is. You’re moving then out into a higher world, where you can live in that Incorporeality and learn more of the mysteries of your own Being.
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“ If we can be made to believe there is a mortal, material universe, we are part of this hypnotism.”
You see, you’re being tugged two ways. You’re being tugged toward your Christhood. You’re being tugged out into the world. And you’re more conscious of it than ever before. And now, Lean not into the world, but lean into your own Christhood. Lean not on thine own understanding,…learning to trust the Wisdom, the Love of God, the Power of God,…to walk defenseless against powers in the knowledge that, I am the Only, and therefore, there is no power needed to defend against any power. In other words, you’re becoming more and more reliant upon your Identity to solve every issue. And the more you allow your Identity to solve every issue, the closer you are to that important total trust, when you can say to Peter, Put down thy sword,…Put up thy sword. I need no defence, Peter. These men have no power over me. This world has no power over me. It takes a great deal of daily work, before we are going to reach that total ability to stand in the Truth of our own Being and say, Put up thy sword to the mind which wants to defend us. And that very mind that wants to defend us is the saboteur, who is also attacking us at the same time. That’s Judas in our midst.
“We are hypnotized as long as we think there is a material, mortal, structural world out here.”
Now, there’s Christ, … God…,and there’s no And, and what’s attacking? What in this life that we call human life can attack or threaten Christ? The whole chapter is, There is only God, and the Son of God, which is the Expression of God, and no And. And therefore, in your Christ Consciousness, to the entire world, you offer no defence to anything that may threaten. You put up the sword. You lean not on your own understanding, but you trust completely that nothing exists, even though it appears to be threatening. Nothing is there to threaten. And that which is only a stage is revealed as a stage, and the actors who are threatening are revealed as actors. And they have kind of strange names. One actor calls himself a germ,…one actor calls himself a pain,… another actor calls himself a tumor. These are the actors on the stage. And if you believe what’s going on the stage as Reality, it is only because, not standing in Christ, you must be under the hypnotism of believing the stage is the Reality. There’s no defence except Christ Consciousness.
A man is on his way to be crucified, and he tells his followers, Put up thy sword. I have all the protection in the world. Here, take this corporeal body. I’m done with it. I was done with it long before I arrived here. You may have it. I can raise another one up in three days if I want one.
The same Christ that said that CAN raise another one up in three days if it wants one,… still,…right where you stand. I hope you will discover that.
Let us just prepare our mind for the Miracle of Christ expressing visibly in ways we know not of, and be content to know that the All-knowing mind, the All-power, and the All-presence of Christ is our own Being. Let It surprise us!
Now, as you practice that I am an Incorporeal Being, that’s the same as saying, I am the Christ. And as you practice that, you will find that Joel’s statement that until you do, you’re going to be hypnotized into believing you’re in a material, physical, structural world. The more you practice the Incorporeality, the more the hypnotism is broken, … and the Kingdom begins to be tangible. My Kingdom, which is not of this world, is not afar off, but right here where Incorporeal Man lives. And if you seek my Kingdom first, by accepting your own Incorporeality, your Christhood, your Oneness with God, you find you are living consciously, and walking consciously here and now in the Kingdom of God, where there are no earthquakes and floods and diseases, where there is no sin, where there is no death. And you find the Reality of my Kingdom is Life, without end. These are the words of Christ to all of us, and they are NOW taking form.
“…Sin, (says Joel), sin is the acceptance of a material universe. Just going back to the belief that there are human beings is the sin that throws a person back into disease, and sin again…”
It is a sin to believe there are human beings. You know, when that doesn’t sound strange, it gives you an idea how far we have come. Does it sound strange when you hear it? Probably not quite as strange as it might have, oh, say, five years ago,… or a month ago. It is a sin to believe there are human beings. And we’re saying that just as simply as, Let’s – have another cup of coffee! It just isn’t strange any more. And so, when you say, There’s a criminal,… it doesn’t quite ring right, because how could there be? There are no human beings. And there’s someone who’s sick. Well, something doesn’t register right. I thought there were no human beings. Then who is the sick one. You see, as this becomes embedded in your awareness, all the conditions of being a human being,…the belief in them then, would be just as much of a sin as the belief that there are human beings. And Joel has taken away the whole bandstand right there. He just pulled away the napkin from under all the dishes on the table. If there’s no human being, there are no human being conditions. And so, I suppose when Paul just shakes off this insect, or whatever it was,…a tarantula, or something on his wrist, he was saying, Well, wait a minute! There’s no human being here for this poisonous tarantula to be on, and just a simple second of awareness, he could see that there’s no evil force present, there’s no physical structure there,… and he’s demonstrating the nothingness of not only the material world, but of the powers of the material world. It’s as if he were saying, Well, see that bomb that’s falling. Let’s just sweep it up tomorrow.
I used to say to myself, Well, it’s so easy to say these things. Stop and think for a moment. Do you feel that way? That if a bomb falls, you’re just going to feel very indifferent? And gradually it comes to you that a bomb is not going to fall where there is an Incorporeal Being. I mean, if there were Incorporeal Consciousness in Hiroshima, or Nagasaki, there would have been no bomb falling there. I mean, that there is not going to be a release of nuclear activity from a nuclear plant where there is an Incorporeal Being in that vicinity. So instead of complaining about the plants, let’s get into the Incorporeality, which is the vetoing of the power of the nuclear plant to release wastes in our communities. We can work above ground, but that’s not sufficient. We have to work underground too. And not because, again, we’re idealists, but because we have to live in Truth. And Truth says, that only Incorporeal Man exists even where there are nuclear plants manufacturing energy that might seep through valves into communities. That is as much an unreality as the total material world. And unless you get into the conscious awareness of it, you are exposed. You are exposed to the hypnotism of its presence.
Put up thy sword, is a very large phrase. Do the work. Get out the petitions. Oppose that which you feel is wrong. By all means, get on the picket lines and so forth but that’s not enough. Being a physical activist does not do the job. There have been physical activists all through the human life-spans, and they’re all gone, and they have made their contributions to the material illusion.
We must add the dimension of Truth to all that we do, and that dimension, says Joel, is Incorporeality, a non-structured, Invisible, Spiritual Universe right here where nuclear atoms do not detonate, or devastate. If you’re living in the Kingdom of God, that is the only way you protect against the unrealities of the outer world. You won’t do it by petition. And we won’t stop drugs any other way, either. We won’t stop malnutrition. You can just take the entire list, and all o£ our activity on the visible surface is but a contribution to the patch-up of the illusion. The Real Work is done in consciousness by those who are living in the Incorporeality of their own Being. They have the Divine Power against which there is no power.
“…There is only one error (says Joel), and that error is hypnotism. Stealing, lying, poverty, and war are the same sin…”
Hypnotism. It’s only been within the last two centuries that that consciousness has been in this world to open us to the Truth of the futility of many of the crusades we have against the world problems.
“…The same problems that our fathers and forefathers fought against and thought they had conquered are with us today… “
The war to end war. The belief in the conquering of disease by science. And today, new things come up that make us think we’re escaping finally from overpopulation, undernourishment. If we could stand back here two hundred years from now, we would see the futility of what man thinks is a solution. He’s walking from one degree of the hypnotism to another. He cleans up one side of the street, and on the other side he finds that that which he cleaned up is there. Lean not on thine own understanding.
“The only sin is hypnotism, and in it we find all of the evils of the world, all of the errors, all of the miseries.”
“There is only one demonstration (says Joel), and that is gaining the realization of God.”
When we have the realization of God, the hypnotism is broken. And because no human can have the realization of God, only Christ can, that which is the human living in the hypnotism must lay down that sense of life, accept the Christ, be the Christ, and Christ in you demonstrates the Presence of God. Only Christ demonstrates the Presence of God and only you can be the Christ, so that It may demonstrate the Presence of God.
I don’t think that needs. elaboration. It just had to be said. There is only one demonstration,… the realization of the Presence of God, and you might add, through your Christ Identity, realized and lived in.
“Hypnotism is the only error. There is not crime, and disease, and sin, and corruption. There is hypnotism. There is corporeality doing these things. That’s hypnotism. Corporeality. There is only one error, hypnotism. If you could catch this vision, when the time comes for you to leave this world, you will step out into a Transitional experience, which will be higher and better than this one.”
And, we have sort of developed that idea during this last class, which dovetails now with Joel’s statement very beautifully. To eliminate the error of hypnotism by standing in your Christ Center lifts you into this Transitional experience, into a higher world, a better world than this one.
It’s not the end! He just said a higher and better world. We’re not going straight to heaven, or anything of that nature. We’re going to the world of the Soul, the Fifth World,…the First Heaven. And the minute you do that, you’re out of the Space Program, which is not going to save the world.
The Soul World has no Space Program. The Soul World is an entirely different experience, which some of us, I think are already experiencing, because,…well, if you’ve noticed how often people say they lack this, and they lack that. And then other people say, Oh, I seem to have everything I need. I find it very strange that those who have a tendency to always be giving, are the ones that always seem to have. And the ones who are never giving anything, are always lacking. They live in their own tight little worlds. They don’t give love. They don’t give understanding. They don’t give compassion. It’s just a little, sort of a telephone booth called life, in which everything is “me,” how I feel,… what I think,…what I do, when I do it. They are not pouring it out to others, as if there were nothing there to pour. And then along the way, I don’t have this, and I don’t have that. And the others who may not have as much, but don’t live in that telephone booth, and are always sending out the love, and sending out the good cheer, and sending out the feeling of “I’ll share with you.” They always have. Well, it’s the same way.
If you find that you’re a giver,… I mean, I know about giving, because I’m always receiving. We have more flowers than I could possibly use, and this has come to us, and those beautiful flowers are ambassadors. They say something of a givingness. And I can trace those flowers back to the giver, and I’ll tell you, those people aren’t going to say, I lack, I’m limited. They just don’t know how to say that, because they don’t feel that. You see, the outer giving is just the sign of something within. And it could be something as simple as a telephone call, to say to someone, thinking of you today. That’s giving!
Now, when I hear the ones who say, I’m missing this and missing that, I don’t think they even make that telephone call to someone, ever. Now, the ones who find that they can’t stop themselves from giving are living very close to that Soul Expression, because that’s the nature of the Soul. It’s a giver! And when you’re in your Fifth World Experience, that’s all you’ll be doing. You won’t be taking anything. You’ll be just like Jesus, walking the road. The only thing he took from people was a smile. He was giving. Why? Because that’s the nature of the Christ, and It never seems to lack. When you are in that giving state, it’s not because you decided to be. It’s evidence that your Soul is already expressing your Christ. That’s how you recognize It.
It’s very important to check yourself out that way and find if you’ve built yourself into a little telephone booth, where you are not letting the Soul express, and then wondering, where my rent is. You haven’t let your Soul pay your rent. It can’t express in a telephone booth. It needs to work through the universe. You have to let It flow out to the universe, or otherwise you stagnate yourself, and separate your mind again from that Soul, and the branches run dry.
Now, this Soul Experience, which we begin to feel more liberally as we touch the Inner Christ, becomes the Soul World, and the Soul World replaces the mental world. And then you’re going to be in the world of Soul Images instead of mental images. We are already experiencing many Soul Images,…many of us. Soul Images don’t come over and hit you on the head. They are very friendly little Images.
The Fifth World and the Fourth World are beginning to inter-mesh a great deal in our lives, and this is a sign of a preparation for that graduation day called Transition. The only sin is hypnotism. When you have the realization of God, you have all. Now then, whoever can understand this simple statement,…When you have the realization of God, you have all, needs only seek then the realization of God in order to have all. Nothing short of the Immaculate Conception from corporeality to Incorporeality is evidence that you have God. You only have God when you have made that Transition in consciousness. Until then, you’re still on a,…a tentative basis,…sort of on probation. When you have finally realize your Incorporeality, you have God. You have ALL. And that Allness is NOW right here in that which is always NOW. Right outside this passing time, right here, is that Allness. You’re always touching the Allness with your Soul, and then not touching it, because the mind is separated from the Soul. It’s in that gap, that you’re just that one quiver away from the Allness of God.
“Under hypnotism, we live without substance, we live without law, spiritual law, we live without Reality, without Cause, and even without Effect, because Effect must be Divine Effect to be real.”
Now, this is something you’ve all heard, and it emphasizes what we have been learning in what we must implant even deeper.
“You can take a block of mahogany, and out of it make a chair, table, and a bench, but you do not have mahogany AND a table. You do not have a chair AND a bench AND mahogany. You have mahogany manifesting, or expressing AS those pieces of furniture.”
Now, why did he tell us that? If this table here is wood, then I don’t have wood AND a table, I have a wood table, a table made of wood. And if this body is of God, then I don’t have a body. I just have God. I have God expressing as a body. Now, if you follow that line, if I have God expressing as this body, then I can say, Put up thy sword. But if God is not expressing as this body, I need a coat of armor.
Now, when he said, Put up thy sword, he was saying, I am in the body that is of God. And why are we told this? Because we better get into the body that is of God, that’s why. If you’ve got a body that is not of God, you’ve got God AND, and that body is going to run into trouble. It takes its sword with it. It defends. When you’re in your Incorporeal Body of Spirit, then it’s like the mahogany chair, the mahogany table,…it’s the Spiritual Body made of the Spirit of God. So, you’ve got God, the Spirit and no AND,…God the Spirit expressing as a Body just as mahogany, or wood is expressing as a table. When God is expressing as your Spiritual Body, you’ve got no God AND, you’ve just got God, and the expressions of God,…the Cause and the Effect are one and the same. They are not disconnected. They are not two separate items. They are One, and therefore, It’s all under the Divinity of God, the Law of God, the Power of God. And your Incorporeal Body is THAT. That’s why It’s Self- maintained.
That’s why It lives forever. That’s why It’s Ageless. All that God is, It must be, because that’s the Nature of God. And that’s why God forever says to us, Be my Son, be ye Perfect as your Father. Be my Substance. And when you are the Substance accepted, then all the forms that your Substance may take are One with God and under the Law of God. And this truly is Eternal Life.
Not symbols, not promises, but simply a statement of fact by the One Divine Being. And so, with this little simile of mahogany acting as these many different objects, Joel is telling us, that as these objects must have the Law and Character of mahogany, so we, in our Spiritual Body have the Law and Character of the Spirit of God. And do not, if we are not in our Spiritual Body. You must be of the same Substance of God. This table would not have the characteristics of wood if it were made of something else. And we cannot have the characteristics of God if we’re made of something else. But God says, All that I have is thine, and therefore, the Reality of us must be made of the Substance of God, and cannot be this that we walk in called the corporeal body. This is the hypnotized appearance that we have accepted.
I’ve had a few questions along these lines that I didn’t have time to express, or discuss just after one class one night, and I hope this is answering those.
Well, I never thought we’d come to the end of it. Maybe we haven’t.
“Sin, disease, and death are all hypnotism.”
Now then, if hypnotism is death, and death is hypnotism, and sin or disease is hypnotism, then it’s just the appearance that one is more severe than the other is also hypnotism. In other words, a small error, or a big error,…they are the same hypnotism. And so, you can’t control the way things fall, and if you catch the idea of hypnotism, it’s just as effective over a head cold as it is over death, to know the Truth.
“There is no way to remove a mirage. You simply know you can walk through the water on the desert without getting wet.”
We’re learning we can walk through death, without dying. That’s what he’s saying. We can walk through death without dying, by the change from the hypnotized sense of a corporeal body to the unhypnotized,… dehypnotized Acceptance,…Reality,…Experience of the Incorporeal Body, which does not die.
“Life as it seems to be is the product of hypnotism right where the human, material, or physical sense seems to be, the Spiritual, Eternal, Immortal Creation is. When you have become accustomed to the idea of observing the harmonious, human appearances, and the inharmonious human appearances with the same degree of unconcern, you will know that you have arrived at a state of Spiritual Consciousness in which you see that which is invisible, hear that which is inaudible, and know that which is unknowable. And that is Christ Consciousness.”
Now, that’s that “No And”, chapter number 4 in [Realization of Oneness, by Joel Goldsmith]. If you read it thirty times, every time you read it, you’ll say, That’s IT! THAT’S IT! And then when you read it again a month or two later, you’ll realize, Oh, my gosh, I knew that was IT. Why didn’t I do something about it?
Paul said, Your body is the temple of the Living God and now we know very definitely what he was talking about. And then we read about the temple not made with hands, and now we know what that is very definitely we know what that is. What we never knew before is that we had something we could do about it. And now we,… I hope we will be about our Father’s Business doing that, and cooperating.
If any man be in Christ, says John, he is a new creature. And now we know what that means,…really know. All things are passed away. Behold, all things are become new. We see that there was not just Jesus on the earth, who had attained Incorporeality. Here was John, and his disciples, who had attained Incorporeality. And hanging around this earth for over a hundred years just so there would be someone around that knew about Incorporeality. That’s what he did. God has given us Eternal Life, says John, and this life is in his Son. And to John’s words we can add, And this life is in you as the Living Christ.
I know we all have inner resolves. Some of us, I hope can’t even wait to get home and start being Incorporeal. I know, I can’t, frankly, and so the question comes up, while we are individually being Incorporeal, what are we going to do together, and I suppose something will take shape along those lines, and we’ll learn about it. At this present moment just being Incorporeal is enough to handle. What I’m trying to say is, I don’t know when we’ll be seeing each other again, but if it’s, tonight, that’s soon enough. I’m very grateful for the opportunity not to just move out, you know, quickly now, because I think we sort of want to cement something and maybe just have the joy of being with each other. And I’m sure our next steps are already coming forth from within ourselves as we all walk different outer paths,…we’re all walking the same Inner Path. And wherever necessary, I’m sure those paths will cross again in the outer. So, I’m sure we’ll be in contact with each other. And maybe we’ll be shaking hands again somewhere this year or next and continuing our Inner Journey, while we continue our outer journey together, as often as possible.
I think I feel a great closeness to many of you, that seems more permanent than human relationships, and I want you to know that you’re always welcome when you’re in our little island to drop by. The coffee is always on the burner, and we’ll be glad to see you there any time.
Those of you who won’t be here tonight, if we can say goodbye, and if you feel that way, I’d like to. And I want to thank all of you for what you brought with you. You may not have been aware of what you brought, but you brought the class with you. And if I seem to say that all the time, it’s because that’s the way it feels. This had to be an important class, and I feel that something of each of us is in it, and I hope each of us, borrowing from each of us goes back with just a little more than we came with.
Thanks very much! And much Love!
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Thanks to the resourcefulness of two of our students, tonight’s talk has been recorded. When we began the talk, for some strange reason, the recording machine was unable to perform. And no matter what we did, it still remained adamant, and there was nothing to do but to begin the class. And while we began these two students managed to run upstairs and come down with a cassette recorder, which they very carefully inserted in front of me as I was talking, and it’s barely, hardly noticeable that we had this confusion at the beginning.
Very strangely the subject for this Easter night group experience was Divine Manifestation. And without the recorder, we were in danger of not having a copy of this, and so, I again thank these two students for Divinely Manifesting a cassette recorder to save the talk for us. The mysteries of Divine Manifestation offer us an opportunity and a challenge to glorify the Father on this earth. As we are awakened to Soul and learn the techniques and fidelity to Soul existence we become aware of a great power of the Soul to manifest the will of God. This Divine Manifestation really has nothing to do with human beings. It is the function of Christ in your Soul manifesting the Treasures of the Kingdom of the Father. Each of us has been given this Divine Power, and we either attune to It by surrendering our mind to our Soul, or we work in the world of manual labor, or mental labor trying to accomplish by mental might and physical power that which is impossible except to the Pure Heart, which is the Living Soul of Man..
But when we know that Divine Manifestation is a fact, that Grace is ever flowing, that It is Present, that we can be the Living Expression of that Divine Grace, then something gradually leads us to the capacity for opening the Soul still wider and wider, until we are in a state of Oneness, a state of constant communion in which the undivided Consciousness within becomes the Divine Manifestation that appears to lend enchantment and beauty and glory to our visible lives.
There is no one here who does not have this Power in his or her Soul. Your Soul is the avenue, and that is why our Easter Seminar here in Monterey is a Soul Seminar. We are moving now into the highest realms of earth expression, and our fidelity to being a Living Soul is going to be the deciding factor in whether or not we express those Divine Qualities of the Father, which transcend all mortal knowledge.
If you will rest quietly now, you will discover that in the silence of your mind, you are opening the way to that I, which stands at the door. You are finding within yourself the New Comforter, … the New Within, and it is this New Within on the other side of Silence that is now going to become the daily companion, the daily food, the daily expression of the lives of all who walk with God. Stand ye still and behold the Power of the Father, behold the Invisible Intelligence of God, behold the Power that is not in the hands of man, behold the Wisdom, behold the Joy, behold the Love, behold the Harmony, behold your own Self expressing Itself from the Infinite Level of Life in a Substance so Pure, so refined, so powerful, that It can change your entire Universe, that It can move mountains, that It can dissolve Karma, that It can manufacture out of Itself Qualities so unique, so heavenly, so incredibly beautiful that once we learn of their existence and feel the flow of them through our Soul Senses, nothing else will do. We are captives of the Glory of God, and willingly we surrender to the Light that shines within.
Rest in that awareness. Rest in the knowledge that every Divine Quality is in the Christ of your Being, waiting to express, waiting to manifest in your Life, through your Soul. And you can measure the degree of your Christ Awareness by the degree of Divine Manifestation of these Qualities. As you take an inventory, you will see how near or far you are to the more simple forms of Divine Fruitage. They must flow first, before the greater forms of Divine Fruitage can appear.
The calls I receive indicate that many of us are barren because there is a lack of this and a lack of that, and a thousand different lacks, and each one shouts out loud that here is an individual who, though sincere, though dedicated, though seemingly committed, though willing to surrender all, has not found the capacity to surrender the mortal sense of life, has not found the capacity to become Souled, has not found the capacity to purify in the way directed by the Father. And so, the qualities of manifestation are limited, sometimes quite severely. It’s just like road-blocks. Income doesn’t flow. Health falters. Energy decreases. A sense of being alive and joyous and expectant vanishes. We become barren. And when we try to discover why we are barren, without realizing that the only reason is the absence of Christ in our lives, … then without knowing this, we try so many different remedies, and they’re all patch-up jobs that are temporary.
The only remedy for a barren life, an inactive life, an unfulfilling life turns out to be your Identity. Now, to those who have already found the Truth of Christ in a measure, we need not dwell upon the obvious. We can leap right across into that state of consciousness which knows that I am committed to Christ Expression. And it is to that state of consciousness that we have been talking for some six classes now, and it is to that state of consciousness that I address the words of this class tonight. Those committed to Christ Identity and no other. for you there is a message tonight, and it is for no other. It is a message of such vast importance that it can only be addressed and assimilated, received and understood by that individual who has said to him and herself, to live the Life of Christ is my purpose upon this earth. For to that individual only is the supreme manifestation of Divinity possible.
We’re going to just touch upon it for the moment, to awaken our remembrance of a higher Life, a higher form of Divine Expression which we enjoyed before the beginning of the world. You will find a growing recognition of your Self in some of these words.
“He that abideth in me and I in him, the same shall bring forth much fruit.”
He that abideth in me. Now then, the abiding in me is the unwavering acceptance and conscious awareness, and active performance in the Name, in the Identity of Christ. You do not abide in Christ by reciting words of the Bible, or by thinking about Jesus, or by discussing points of interpretation of the Bible. You abide in Christ by living out of your Christ Center. As you know, it is not only not an easy task, it is one that few people on this earth pursue. To abide in your Christ Center means not to move out of it and to divide your consciousness. And, therefore, not to move out of your Christ Center is to abide in me. And when you are aware that Fruitage of a Divine Nature is not flowing, you are being told by this lack of Divine Activity that you are without the Substance of your own Divine Center, because you’re not abiding there. You cannot weave the spider’s web from within unless you have the Within Substance. And out of this abiding comes the Christ Substance, which is the Invisible Substance that manifests as your health, your optimism, your general feeling of rightness and goodness and happiness and all that we feel of a special nature that never is concerned about the activities or negatives of the world.
This is but the primitive stage of the Christ Awareness manifesting. But if you wish to demonstrate the highest levels of manifestation, you must know that without the Substance, you are merely spinning wheels.
Now, what are we planning here in our human lives that can show us a Divine Substance? The job isn’t the way. The home isn’t the way. In fact, if we think of Divine Manifestation as just added things in our human life, we are missing it. Divine Manifestation must be the manifestation of the Eternal Life, the manifestation of the transcending mortality, the manifestation of the hidden manna. Divine Manifestation becomes the expression of Transition. And all other minor forms of manifestation are merely signs pointing the way to the Supreme Moment, which Paul calls “the last trump.” Anybody knows that the only reason a television program is on the screen in front of them is because they’ve turned the dials on. They know when they turn the dial off, the picture vanishes. You have this Divine Dial. It’s on or It’s off. Divine Manifestation flows when It’s on and It doesn’t flow when It’s off. And although that is an oversimplification of It, It still is a fairly accurate one. Living in the mind, your dial is off. Living in the Soul, your dial is on.
The world that you manifest now, depends then on your abiding in your Christ Identity. And if it takes three to six months to find out how to do that, those three to six months will determine the rest of your days in this form. If you’re not concerned about doing that, then really, the higher levels of The Infinite Way are going to move past you, and not take fruit in you, … not take seed.
I would like to feel now, that I am speaking then, to the Christ of your Being, and that you are living out of that Christ, and we are in One Christ Expression, because we are going to move now into the understanding of the Supreme, Divine Manifestation.
Day by day you are transmuting through Christ into the new form, the new body. And this is called the “White Stone” in the Bible. As everything else of major importance is given a Mystical Name, this Transmutation of Christ Substance into your Spiritual Body, lifting you into the conscious awareness of It, is your daily bread. When the Master says, Pray this way,…Give us our daily bread, he is speaking of the daily Transmutation of Divine Christ into Substance that lives Eternally, which you will eventually call and recognize and live in as your Spiritual Body.
We are into the birth of Christ in you. We are into the Holy Birth. We are into that Incredible Conception called the Immaculate One. And it depends now, totally upon your intensity of purpose, of mission, of fulfillment of Self-Identity, in which all of your Being is concentrated on Being what you are, undiverted from what you are not.
No one can tell you if you are ready to work more diligently in that direction to achieve the conception of your “White Stone” except your own inner heart. If you feel luke arm, if you feel doubtful, if you feel unprepared, … you are unprepared. If you feel, I must be prepared, because this is my life mission, you are prepared. If you feel there’s nothing in this universe that is capable of stopping me, you are prepared. If you feel that the Voice of God is calling you directly to this experience of Immaculate Conception, you are prepared. At this point most of the students in our work would have to say, I am not prepared. I am not ready. I need a few years to even begin to think in that direction. But there is every indication that many of us who have assembled, have come for just that very purpose. We have been abiding. We have been faithful. We have been diligent. We have been eager. We have been obedient. We have been receptive. We have been humble. We are submitting our mortality in exchange for our Immortality.
It was Job who said, Even in my flesh will I see Him. Of course, a change of flesh was being announced in a subtle fashion. In his flesh did not mean his physical flesh, but his Spiritual Flesh. There was the seed of Transformation expressed for those who had the Inner Ear. For even in our flesh shall we see Him,…but not this flesh. And that is the secret of Transformation which we must carry with us in total understanding that we may cooperate with It. And so, we look at some of the phases that assure us this is correct, that a change can take place, that it is the Father’s will that a change does take place, and then to learn the nature of that change in ways we had not anticipated.
All flesh is not the same. Now, when that was said to us, it possibly made a very minor impression, but Paul was aware of the Divine Flesh that is achieved through the consecration to your Identity as Christ, and he was permitting those few who could understand it to hear that the miracle of change that takes place in the individual who is dedicated to his Christ Identity does something to the individual that is not commonly known. To be simple, when we look around, who do we see whose flesh has changed to Christ Flesh. Has someone come up and said to you, I am the Christ Flesh, the Spiritual Flesh, the Divine Flesh. We move through each day completely unaware that there are those among us who could do that, if they were ordained to do that, if they were not totally restrained from any such communication with those who walk in mortal flesh. You may be prepared to fulfill such an encounter, if you have not already done so, without surprise, without amazement, because you will discover that one day you too will be one of those who walk in Divine Flesh in the world, unaware that you are different. Because you will look exactly the same as every other mortal on this earth. The only distinguishing qualities will be in your lack of fear, the way you are provided for by unseen hands, the way you are seeking nothing, because you have, and you are, by your absence of dependency on others, by your simple assurance within you that you can give even what you don’t have visibly. And when you meet such a one, look carefully, because you may be looking at Divine Flesh.
We are being Transformed by the renewing of the Mind into Divine Manifestation, and if you feel this possibility emerging in you, if you feel the activity of It, be assured this is ordained. The knowledge of It is not frightening, but if you come unprepared, unaware of what is happening, it could seem to you that something was possibly working upon you from an unseen source, and it could lead to all kinds of disturbances of the mind. That is why the Manifestation is never sudden and is always gradual, and is always announced in advance to the individual.
That is why an Angel appeared to Mary. And in a sense an Angel appears to each of us as we are going through Divine Manifestation. Your Angel may never be Gabriel, but your Angel will be some Divine Communication saying that you are going through a Changeover. Mary, Jesus, and the Spirit of God collaborated to instruct the human race about this special event. The Soul of Mary, the Spirit of Mary brings forth a visible Jesus, and this is all a Divine Expression on the human blackboard to show you in three different parts what takes place within your consciousness as you abide in the Identity of Christ. Your abiding in Christ becomes a Soul Activity and this is Mary. The impregnation of your Soul by the Spirit is identical to Mary being impregnated by the Spirit of God, and the appearance of Jesus visibly is the appearance in your consciousness of the Christ Body which you do not see, brought into visibility to instruct us, that when your Soul opens to your Christ Identity, the process brought into visibility by Mary with the birth of Jesus takes place within you, and It is the Immaculate Conception within your own Being. Your Soul is impregnated by your Spirit because you are dwelling in Christ Awareness, and through this, the birth of Christ occurs within your consciousness, and you should know something about what that birth is.
It may be, that one day, you receive a visitation in the Invisible, and it may be that one day you are forewarned about the possibility of a change. And it may be that because of this, you decide to take out a paper and a pencil and keep a diary about these changes. And each day, or each third or fourth day, you may notice changes, and you may write them down. And you may find that you are going through something totally unnatural to the human mind. And you are writing it down, writing it down because you know this is strange.
And one day, you become aware that the writing stage is over. There is something else about to happen. There is going to be a change of consciousness and a new consciousness will replace the old. It will be shocking. It will be sudden. Something new will fall into place, and something out of place. It may make bearing a child look like a very simple procedure. It may be quite earth-shaking. And suddenly you will not be there anymore, but I will. And I will speak as you. And I will say I, and I will not say you anymore, and when I speak as you, you are the Living Christ. Then, whenever you say I to anyone, it will be a new I you are saying. And you will walk the same earth, in the same body to human eyes, but yet you will be in Divine Flesh. The Transmutation will be established. And this is the Living Experience of the Immaculate Conception, which awaits all who are committed to Christ. And this is the “White Stone,” the new Body that walks right out of this world and leaves behind it the appearance of a physical form. This is truly the Enoch experience, and it is the experience that Christ on the Cross was demonstrating, the Body that walks out of the world untouched, while the physical body remains. One being the Reality,…the other being the image in the minds of men. This Immaculate Conception is the Ultimate Experience of our life on this earth.
Look at It again, now, and see that Mary represents your Soul, … that the Spirit of Mary impregnates her Soul, and that the visible Jesus represents the interior event in your consciousness as you are Christed, or Christ is born in you. Every time you see this visible Jesus, that is the sign of what will happen to you. Christ will be born in you. And then this Christ, this visible Jesus, will walk away and become invisible, because truly when it happens to you, the Christ in you is the Invisible Presence of that same Jesus who walked away. That is your New Comforter and It doeth all things. This event is your second birth, your re-birth, your resurrection experience. It’s the kind of an experience that is not to be talked about to those who are not moving into the possibility of fulfilling that experience.
And if you think of the days of the Pentecost, when suddenly the disciples broke out in all forms of strange behavior and now had Spiritual Tongues, you can see that within them a New Body had formed, something unsuspected by most readers of the Bible. And when it is said they spoke in tongues, please try to know that it is not as interpreted in the human religions that think in terms of speaking in tongues out of a physical mouth, or the vocal chords. They spoke in tongues because they were now in Spiritual Bodies. This has been hidden purposely, and I suspect it may be one of the reasons that our little tape recorder was shut off. Truly! You may not be able to play it for anybody, but you can hear it, you can listen, you can record it in your consciousness, because this is what you’re heading for, and you should know it. And I feel the fact that we are given the privilege of knowing that our Immaculate Conception is the Ultimate Manifestation of our lives, this is how we glorify God. We bring forth the Divine Image and Likeness, and that is why Job says, In the flesh shall I see Him. Yes, he will bring forth the Divine Image and Likeness of the new Job.
We walk today as Lazarus in the tomb. When we come forth from the tomb, you are seeing a different version of the Immaculate Conception. You are seeing the Christ Body emerge and the mortal body walk in, and the Immortal Body walk out. You will see the mortal body of you die as the Immortal Body of you is born, and no one will know but your Self. You will even find it difficult to realize. I hope it doesn’t surprise you too much, or make you feel you’re living in a … a strange kind of teaching that is something you hadn’t wanted, or wished to reject, because if only one tenth of us accepted this as the Truth of our Being, that one tenth would be worth whatever we had done to get to this point. It is the very Core of Truth, that all of the world is moving toward the Immaculate Conception.
I think you’ll find justification for these words as you look through your Soul at certain other words that may be coming forth.
“I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.”
The Psalmist knew something in that 17th Psalm.
“I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness”
And if this is the sleep, and if the awakening is right here, he was talking about his Transformation into the Divine Image and Likeness,…that other Flesh which Paul said there is. Not all flesh is the same. Your life is hid with Christ. Now, what would that ever mean, except that when you live in your Christhood, that your Life emerges from the Substance of Christ, and is no longer hid under a bushel, but is made manifest.
I am waiting purposely for your own conscious to bring to remembrance things of your past experience that tell you that in some way you have been into certain phases of that Changeover already. I don’t think I could say these words to you if you hadn’t. You have been going through a Spiritual Transformation, and It is going somewhere. You have been going through a Spiritual Re-birth, and although at the moment, it may seem quite simple and smooth, you are being prepared for levels of It that are quite catastrophic, unless you are aware of what is happening. Then they are not frightening. Just think, if Mary had produced that baby and had not been told that Spirit was her Father,…was the Father of that child. What would have happened to those who followed later, to whom the same thing happened, if they didn’t know it had already happened in this world. But what would happen to us, who are going through It inside ourselves, within our own Being, and will not produce a physical child to show for it, but only the Changeover in our own total Selfhood. That is the Real Immaculate Conception. And all of these outward signs are but signs along the way to show us that we are giving birth to our own Immortal Self literally. And that’s why these words in the Bible are so important, .. if you think for a moment that you’re inventing an idea, or you’re hearing some strange noises that are unrelated to you. When you begin to accept the Bible and its various clues more seriously, and then to realize they are telling you what they dare not tell the world, then your Inner Ear is open wide.
Parables are stories on two levels. This is on a Universal Level. ALL FLESH IS NOT THE SAME. There is Immortal Flesh, and there is mortal flesh. And we are being anointed, slowly, daily Transmuted in consciousness, and that Substance which is doing the Transmuting will emerge as Immortal Flesh. You see how you walk through death? How you make Transition? You have to have a vehicle. You just can’t walk off with nothing, or into nothing. You have to have a vehicle, and that vehicle has to have a Substance, and that Substance is Christ, I AM. That’s why Christ is the Bread of Life, and the Blood of Life, and the Flesh of Life, and that Blood, and that Flesh, and that Bread is the only food that your Soul can transmute into Divine Flesh. And that is being born again.
Your Life is hid, and it’s hid in your Christ Identity. That’s what Paul meant when he said, Your life is hid with Christ.
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The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth, for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. You already have the explanation of that. To worship the Father in Spirit means in your Spiritual Body alone can you worship God,…in your Christ Identity alone can you worship God. And the Father seeketh such to worship Him.
All that remains is to answer the call. Do you feel that Jesus was teaching this to his disciples,…physical Transformation into Divine Flesh? And if so, why has it been so long before the words were taken out of the veil of literal interpretation? Why have we been imprisoned in the belief that physical form is all we can be in this world? Was Moses teaching this,… Transformation to Spiritual Bodies? The New Dispensation of Jesus Christ followed on the heels of the overturning of the human consciousness by Moses. And in the New Dispensation, the Christing of the individual was brought to the attention of the few initiates who could understand it, expanded out to the 500,…recorded in this Bible,…and then within three to four hundred years, the things that we are hearing tonight became virtually unknown in Christianity. It became a literal translation based on worshiping one man, instead of the teaching of God through the man about Divine Flesh. And Christianity had no Christ.
It seems strange today to becoming a Christian by accepting Christ as your Identity. It’s as if two thousand years have just come into their fruition. And today, even though we are,…through consciousness that is still undeveloped, an embryo Christ, we know that our Reality is. And just as the embryo in the womb ultimately becomes the adult, so these embryo Christs that we may be at this moment are on the way to adulthood. The Word is becoming Flesh. And the Word DID become Flesh and walk among us, and a few of us noticed. And John lamented that. He came unto his own and none recognized him. And the same Christ walks among us hardly recognized as our own Invisible Divine Selfhood.
Easter is a good time to know the Truth. But this time we are prepared. The seed of Truth has grown long enough for it to manifest in this Age, in this Generation. We are now prepared to walk into Divine Flesh. And those of us who walk arm in arm in this, are a very special household, with a purpose to walk through the multitude as disciples of Divinity. First attaining and then sharing our attainment quietly, silently, without ostentation, calling no attention to ourselves,…but first to attain It and then It will direct thy path. Because the Christ that you attain will walk through the multitude as of old. And It will multiply the fishes and the loaves as of old. And It will heal as of old. And It will glorify the Father. And It will say to the world around It, I in the midst of thee am greater than he who walks the earth. And I in the midst of you am the Kingdom of God on earth. For the Father seeketh those to worship Him, to glorify Divine Flesh. And the Word was made Flesh. Being born again was by the Word of God through purification of your Souls. When Peter said that, he had attained the knowledge, the experience, the confirmation that each individual who has the concentrated consecration of being faithful unto the Father,… who is determined to live as the Son of Infinite Spirit has the innate capacity in his Christ Awareness to be born of God.
And the Word was made Flesh. Christ is the Word. And how that Word is made Flesh, not only in Jesus, but in others is demonstrated or stated here by Peter.
“…The Word was made flesh, being born again by the Word of God through purification of your Souls…”
He wasn’t speaking of Jesus. Through purification of your Souls. He was speaking to those in his midst who had reached this consciousness. If you can glimpse that, believe it, and take it out of the Christing of Jesus into the Christing of you, into the Christing of your flesh, you can never be the same. If you want to walk with John, and Jesus, and Paul, … if you want to walk with God you must submit to the Christing of your flesh.
We die in a natural body, says Paul, and we are made alive in the Christ Body. It was a vague thought before. We heard it. We saw it. We presumed he knew what he was talking about, but we hardly figured that we had something to do about it. And we have!
I don’t know when this realization may have come to you before. I don’t really know exactly when it came to me. I know it’s been growing. I know it’s been confirmed quite a number of times, and I want to advise you to expect unexpected forms of confirmation in your life before the event. I can’t tell you how these confirmations will come to you. They will be nothing like anything you can anticipate,…nothing. But when they come, and they will be visible and tangible, and they will appear on the earth, in the world, when they come, they may be even quite obscure. But in their own way they are messengers of Grace and Invisibly they will give you a kind of,…more than confidence,…a kind of silent direction. They are very unusual in that manner. The direction is so,…well you don’t know you’re being directed. What I mean is, there could be a fire and in your eventual recovery from the fire, without realizing it, you may come into a new understanding about something, about what you are, or who you are, or what’s happening to you. In other words, the most unrelated things can happen to relate to this Immaculate Conception to bring you further to It, to give you further insight, further strength, further receptivity. And really, it would be very difficult to say to you, Look for this, and look for that! Because Spirit doesn’t work that way.
Now, Spirit may say within you, Look for this and look for that. Spirit will guide you, I can assure you of that. But the important thing is to know, just as if you were going to be a mother or a father, you’d want to know, and you’d want to know before the event, so you could prepare properly and co-operate. You’ll find Spirit wants you to know, but It wants to keep you out of the way so you won’t interfere. It wants you to know that you are in the Womb of Creation, but It doesn’t want you to turn around and tell the Spirit how to do It.
Now, Paul says this will all happen at the “last trumpet.” And that’s what happened when the walls of Jericho fell down for Joshua. When he had overcome the sense of the world and had been Christed, that last trumpet was the Christing. As in you, the rising cognition of the Christ Identity is confirmed by your outer manifestations of Peace, Joy, Love, Truth, Health, Abundance, Fearlessness, Dominion…all of the higher unopposed qualities becoming more paramount in your expression. You will somehow feel the Changeover sufficiently that when It occurs, you will then know the meaning of My Peace. You cannot know My Peace until this Changeover occurs. The Changeover is followed instantly by My Peace. My Peace then flows as TOTAL Grace, Infinite Consciousness, Christ Consciousness, without opposite, the Peace that passeth understanding.
To walk this earth as the Word made Flesh is the call to Christ. And in that, you bring forth the Divine Image and likeness of God and that is how you glorify the Father. That is how you worship the Father. That is how you acknowledge only the Presence of the Father, because in your Divine flesh, you can do nothing else.
I think you should make it a point to seek further verification of this, not only in your consciousness in your contemplations, but in the Bible, itself. And I think you should take this into meditation. I think you should go into conscious meditation with the idea of contemplating your own Immaculate Conception now,… the meaning of It, … how you can cooperate with It,…what you can do to get in the way,… what the Father’s Will is, … what the Father’s Method is, … what the Father suggests that you do. All of these things, and in the quiet of your committed consciousness the guidance will be given either directly by word or thought, by vision, by idea, or by actual action, in which you are moved a certain way. Read Lazarus again. Read certain passages that talk about the Changeover. Try to see that they are referring to the Changeover in you. Get used to it, so you won’t be frightened. If you feel like starting a diary when you’re conscious of the Changeover, do it. But wait until you feel Divine Ordination telling you specifically to do it, or do whatever else you are to do.
And if you want to stop that activity, just talk about It. You’ll stop It quite quickly. If you want It to continue, treat It as sacredly as you must. Keep It totally within yourself. I am sure that no one could wring a word of this out of Mary. I am sure that it came through Jesus to the disciples, and then after his Transition, the Ordination to let the world know what had happened. But the entire event is a sacred silent one,… even from every member of your family. It can only be shared with those in your Spiritual Household, and then, with great caution. If you remember, Mary shared It with Elizabeth. And they were very definitely in the same Spiritual Household at the time, both going through the identical experience.
What I am saying is that the world-mind has a,…a very treacherous way of deceiving us. The moment you are talking about anything of this nature, you are not in Christhood. Do you see that? You are not in Christhood while you are talking about It. You’re telling another mortal about It. I am talking only to the Christ of you, and at this point I feel the Christ of you and I are One Christ in One Consciousness, ordained by the Spirit for this Inner Communion of Truth.
We are being Silent NOW, becoming more aware that mortality is never in the Womb of Creation, that we in the Womb of Creation can hasten this birth by taking off our human shoes. The birthing process is Infinite in Nature. It is the Father individualizing as your Self, through your acceptance of Christ, the Son.
We are stretching our Spiritual Wings Now, beyond this world, beyond the known, into the unknown, into regions of consciousness we know not of. We are accepting them as areas of our own consciousness. We are going to areas of timelessness that we know not of, and we are accepting our presence in this timelessness. We are moving into spacelessness as living Being, living Spirit, and accepting ourselves as in Infinite Spacelessness. We are without boundary. We are the Christ. And that is the food for our Soul. That is the meat the world knows not of. That is the New Wine and the New Water. Now are we the Sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but when we see Him we shall be satisfied.
I’m going to ask you to do a very strange thing. I’m going to ask for your hand-shake if you feel the validity of what is happening tonight. And I mean that! I would like your hand-shake. That will tell me whether this is accepted in you or not. I don’t care if it’s tonight or tomorrow, but I want to know. I want to know if what I feel is really happening. I want to know who is walking in this path.
Meditation at 8:00 AM. Class at 8:30. And tonight, whoever has an appointment tomorrow, I’d like to talk to them, and even those who are coming Tuesday or Wednesday for appointments, just to set the time as accurate, so you be sure you catch your planes and all that.
Much Love again, and Thank you!
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If the Silence is difficult for any individual, we beg their indulgence, but the nature of this class is the other side of Silence, and we ask you to lay aside your human fears and doubts and concerns and explore with us, because we are moving now into an area of Silence that may be called the New Within. Not the Silence of a meditator, not someone sitting in a chair, or in a lotus position waiting for some impulse to arrive within. No, we must go beyond that. We can never be in this duality of me the meditator, waiting for the Infinite to express in my consciousness. We must melt into Oneness with the Infinite in a new way.
We stand now at the moment, still in a concept of time even if we have not consciously become aware of time, it is moving past through our subconscious mind. We think in an hour, or an hour and a half something is going to happen, and tonight we’ll have another class, and we’ve got to catch a plane on Monday perhaps, what time is the dinner. All these things, and what we’re going to do today. All this is in time.
Christ does not live in time. Mortals live in time. Christ appears to human sense in time, but;
“I am not of this world.”
“Thou seest me, thou seest the Father.”
And the Father is not in time. And so we together, standing for a moment in time are now being asked to do something, and I made this little preface about those who may be new in the Deep Silence because the request is now that you drop all past time, and everything that you ever were in past time with it, so that you stand in the Silence with no past. All that is in that past should be dropping away. You stand in the newness of this instant of Now. There’s no person there. That’s in the past. There’s no process of aging. There are no activities, no incidents, no experiences. All humanity is in your past, and some area of consciousness can drop it. Be willing to drop it Now. Not necessarily forever, just Now!
See how it feels to have no past.
In that past, you had mother, brother, sister, father, marriage, children, birth, adolescence, school, joy and sorrow, pain and pleasure, you had the gamut of human experience. Christ teaches that that is a dream. That’s only that side of your humanhood, the past. When that past diminishes into nothingness, it will be filled by something else. You will feel a life in that so-called past very different than the life you had experienced as a human being. You will find the beginning of a realization that you are in Eternity. You will somehow feel that every event in your human past was an approximate idea about your Eternal Being, and you can, through a change of consciousness however slow, feel the Reality of that Eternal Being, and the passing nature of the experiences that occurred in the human facade called your past.
When you feel your Eternal Being all thought will stop. You will be in the New Silence. It will be a broad beam of Silence in which thought is impossible. You’ll even try to think and find;
“I can’t. I can’t even though I want to. The instinct of me is to think, but I cannot.”
This broad beam of Silence becomes like a vast bar of music. It fills all time and space. All notes become as One Note. It’s a vast chord of Silence, and it seems to move. It seems to quietly ring. It draws the entire Universe into a vast chord of Silence. And there is an understanding in it that whatever comes to your mortal mind is reaching a closed door. There is no response possible. The world cannot touch this vast chord of Silence. You feel a glory in it, an amazement. You say to yourself;
“Why did I never feel this before, just this way? How is it that I can do nothing about it except be it. How beautiful that it is so effortless, that there’s nothing for me to do. I don’t have to protect against the world. I don’t have to deny anything. I cannot. I have lost the capacity to think. I merely feel this great vibrant chord resonating throughout Infinity. It feels real. It feels right. And yet, it isn’t all of me. It’s an experience of the I-ness of my Being.”
And the further it deepens, the more you become aware of a new universe, another universe, a universe unknown even to you before you entered this Eternal Self. A universe in which you can feel the very power of Creation, and it may come into your consciousness that you are living in a Realm called Cause. You are living at the Source of all Life. You are living beneath the roots of the trees, beneath the roots of the flowers. You are living behind the conception of the human race. You are living at the Realm of Cause, in Being, in Self. And you can feel it bursting to express, and you can hardly wait for it to do so. This is where we learn we can live.
In this Invisible Kingdom, this new Universe you find all of it, no matter where it stretches, no matter how extensive it is, or how deep, or how wide, or how long, or how dimensionless, it is all the interior of your Being. It is all you. And the word Christ slowly forms in your mind and you realize you are touching Christ within. You are beginning to explore your own Being, in a living way, a way that shows you that behind this universe, I truly Am alive. I am discovering “I Am,” and it is living, and it is glorious, and it is forever. You are in the Indestructible Self. The more real the experience, the deeper, the truer, the more frequent, the more you realize the words spoken on earth by the visible Christ were opening you to the Invisible Kingdom of God, which is the very nature of your Being.
At this point, dying to self is no problem at all. It was to the mortal self out there in limbo. Here there’s no mortal self to die to. In this inner awareness, you know the meaning of the resurrected Christ. Whoever walks in this awareness in this world, will find that through Divine Inspiration all things are possible. Mortality becomes an outer shell, a passing sequence of ideas hung together on the thread of thought. This inner Self is your new within, and it has many inner mansions. This inner Self is the Son of God in still an infant form within. This is but the inner manger.
“I will not leave you comfortless. I will send a new comforter in my place and he will show you all things.”
I hope you are experiencing that inner Comforter now, for the entire outer transient world is governed by your inner Comforter, your consciousness of Eternal Being as your Self. The Comforter did not have to be sent to you. The Comforter is your Being. The Comforter is the New Man, who ever was. The Comforter is I-Christ within, just as I-Christ appeared without, as the form called Jesus, and appeared as many other forms that you did not recognize in Christ, as Christ, and Am the invisible Christ of all who walk this earth.
But Jesus becoming conscious of I in the midst could present therefore, that which is everywhere present. There had to be a visible Jesus to show you what is invisibly present everywhere. And I, your Self, spoke through Jesus to open you to I, present where you are as the invisible Kingdom of the Father. Always it is I. All around you is I. You’re walking through the living invisible Universe called I. Every day of your human span, you are walking through I. And these undiscovered inner caves of Truth have been waiting recognition, for there is the gold, the Invisible Gold tried in the fire. You can now find the living Invisible, and walk in it daily, just as you entered into this meditation now of dropping your past, and following the subtle suggestions that were made by the Spirit to you. Review this when you can. Pick out the key ideas that have led us into wherever we happen to be, until you arrive at I, the vastness of I, the living vibrancy of I. And out of this is Self-fulfilling existence. You won’t have to look for the externals they will fall at your feet.
“I, says the invisible I, l am the Bread of Life. You’ve lived by material bread. You’ve lived by mental bread. You have tried to live by Spiritual Bread, but there is only One Spiritual Bread, One Living Sustenance – your own Being, I. I, the invisible Self that you are, I am the New Comforter, I am the Bread of Life, I am the imperishable Life of your Being. In my Name, you are Everlasting Life, Itself.”
“As the forms move out of the present into the past, and humans continue in the transient selfhood of physical form, I, the Living Christ, your Eternal Life, your Eternal Body, your Eternal Consciousness, I remain, for I am all that ever was here. And as you live in I, I live in you, and we are One in the Father. And soon you drop all duality and I is your Name accepted, and I am Eternal Life. I am the Living Resurrection. I am the Way. I am the Bread of the Father. I go unto the Father. Rejoice when you know that I go unto the Father, because I am your Self.”
This interior you becomes the governor of the outer form, the outer life, the outer experiences. The wider and deeper and more real and alive it becomes, the more your outer life conforms to this new discovery. I have all, “All that the Father hath is mine.” This statement is not for the human mind. This is just a statement of the fact of I. The Reality of you does not deal with the perishables of the world. It does not acquire. It does not accumulate. It does not store in barns. And the reason it does not, is because It is the Reality. It is the Infinity. It is All. And all outer accouterments are merely the mental imitations of the allness that your Being is.
All that the Father hath I have. I – You are one word. You are I. I am you. There is only the I of your Being, which the world calls you. You must call it I, because I is Infinite, and I is both the Cause and even the Invisible Manifestation is I. There is a manifested Universe behind the visible universe, and that manifested Universe is the Effect of I, and the Cause and the Effect are the same Substance. That is why the Divine Manifestation, invisible to human sense is imperishable. Its Substance is I, the Living God, which is One with the Father and therefore is as the Father, and undivided from the Father. And in this, I am Consciousness. If you do not step out and break the continuity, Life continues in its undiminished Fullness. When you break the continuity, in the thousand and one ways we have of breaking it, you step out of the Perfection, of the Invisible Kingdom that is ever present, and then you must re-acquire, you must gather up the outer perishables, you must accumulate them, you must be concerned about them. Because without the conscious awareness that your Being is all you are, you live in the world of passing time, passing things, the world that withereth under your eyes.
This Transition is a sure one. It is not a speculation. It is the goal of your Soul to achieve this Transition for your consciousness, that you may live forever as the Expression of God. Never to go out again into the land of the transient. If we waver in the belief that this is possible, or the belief that we cannot attain it, or the belief that somehow we have committed some folly that prevents our attainment, or the belief that we have led a good life and therefore we don’t have to attain It. Either way you will make a discovery that you cannot reject the Will of the Father that you be His Living Spiritual Son. You have no power to reject that Will. The moment you do, the you, you thought you were is no longer there. There is no you to reject that will. That is a permanent Will. It is being fulfilled. It doesn’t depend on you at all. Be ye Perfect means ye be Perfect. You are Perfect. All that remains is for a non-real consciousness to accept. And that is the purpose of your Soul’s Activity here, to release this non-real consciousness in such a way that the Soul performs its function of transforming the material appearance into the Spiritual Reality, without duplicate, without counterfeiting, without imitation. This is to test your Soul to build Its own resources, and as you enter into more and more of your I-ness your Soul is freed from the Divine requirement of converting the material appearance into the invisible Divine Manifestation. If you’re living in the mortal sense of self, unaware of this Soul’s Function, you naturally find it very difficult to find the total Harmony of Life that you would like to have.
The Achilles heel always pops up, and it’s not always in the heel. It’s somewhere. And it’s not always in the body. It’s in something else. But that Achilles heel is only a mortal rejection of the Perfect Being that you really are. Words don’t make you Perfect. Nothing makes you Perfect. You Are. And that old consciousness that doesn’t know it is, what we’re learning to drop away, by letting our Christ Self do the work.
You remember how we mentioned in our last meeting to relax, don’t run so hard it isn’t necessary. You might have found many passages in the Bible similar to that, way back for example in Chronicles. “The battle isn’t yours.” Relax! Rest in the Lord! Behold the salvation of I