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Bill

Up Next

 
 I am feeling pretty strongly that we are going to have
 an in depth 26 week intense study of the classes from
 the Consciousness Transformed which Joel stated needed
 to be studied.
 
 This is for serious students only and will be by invitation
 not for the general public. So it may be a closed class.
 
 There is no charge for these classes. The only requirement
 is that you write an email to me and express your interest.
 I am looking into making them with the Zoom application
 and the audios will be free on my website mysticalprinciples.com

 I am taking a respite this week and hopefully will get
 started next Sunday, so let me know soon if you want to be included.
 
 Lots of things to contemplate moving forward.
 
 Thank you for your interest this past year and going
 all the way back to 2007. You make it worth the effort.
 
 Bill (Iamwithin@gmail.com)

I am very happy to inform you that Herb Fitch’s Living In the 4th Dimension books
are now available at Amazon. Please go to these links to view them.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1956998047/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=bookwhip+company&qid=1637344191&s=books&sr=1-10

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1956998055/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=bookwhip+company&qid=1637344191&s=books&sr=1-9

With Love,

Bill

We have started a new study with The Book of John in the Bible and Parenthesis by Joel.

There are no transcripts yet, but here are the first few Audios & Videos:

https://ftp.mysticalprinciples.com/Spiritual_Talk_/?dir=Book%20of%20John%20%26%20PIE

Love there,

Bill

We find that when Jesus had appeared on the desert to feed the multitude, he was acclaimed far and wide, but a strange thing happened. When the Pharisees came to him, and looking at the man who had overcome the law of lack, overcome the law of material insufficiency, the man who had in some way brought abundance out of nothing, instead of saying to him, “Apparently you have access to some supernatural power which is of value to the world,” instead of saying, “We can now abolish poverty and famine,” instead of welcoming him for the good he could do, even only for the Hebrew nation if that’s where they wanted to limit it, the Pharisee said to him the very strangest thing you ever heard. It’s almost incredible.

They had noticed that the five thousand who ate this hidden manna had not obeyed a very strict Hebraic law. They hadn’t washed their hands. They had actually broken a law. In a sense you might say that the world, today, still works on the small little picayune things, overlooking the Christ. Here the man feeds a multitude and somebody says, “But they didn’t wash their hands.” And so they actually had the effrontery now to come up to him and say to him and accuse him of letting his disciples eat without washing their hands. This rankled them.

Of course they were living in a million yesterdays. They were living in Leviticus, where the ordinance was lain down. And they were living before Jesus, in the Book of Shohar, in which it said if you didn’t wash your hands, you deserved every punishment now and forever; and of course, the washing of the hands was a rite, a ceremonial rite of purification. It had much more to it than just washing the hands, but the way you went about it was very complicated.

And so in here somewhere in Matthew or in Mark, it says they washed with their fist. It seems that they had to use the right fist to wash the left hand so they wouldn’t contaminate the fingers of the right hand, and then the left fist to wash the right hand so that no dirt would get in between the fingers; and then they had to lift their arms up this way so that the water would run down from the fist to the elbow, instead of the other way. And after a while it became such a fetish that they had to wash a second time, unless they declared that their first washing was to cover the entire day, and this was called an inventive or an elective, and this enabled them to get by with only one major washing.

And if you broke the law, woe onto you, so much so that if you didn’t have water where you were, you had to walk for it; and if it was four miles that’s alright. Now this was well and good, but they came to the wrong man with their complaint. They came to one who knew the Hebraic Law better than they. Now the world thinks that he was attacking the Pharisees. He was not. This was meeting the world consciousness right there, not an individual Pharisee here and a Pharisee there, but meeting world consciousness which is concerned with living in the external material formalities. And he called them “hypocrites,” and he cited how they were being hypocritical in that they had taken the Fifth Commandment of Moses: “Honor thy father and thy mother,”and they had altered it to suit their purpose. In other words, you could alter the law when you wanted to for yourself, and they had altered the law in a very strange way.

In order to help the Hebrew treasury, they had made a law which made it possible for a person who, according to Hebraic Law, had to support his aged poor parents, even if he had to go out and beg. They had even changed that town lytic law, and they said now there is a new law that if you declare that your funds have been already vowed to the temple, then you don’t have to honor thy father and thy mother with those funds; and so this was their way of increasing their treasury. They broke the fifth commandment to increase their treasury, so that a man could now tell his parents, “Oh, I’ve already committed those funds to the temple.” And if you’ll remember in the Sermon on the Mount: Forswear not. Let all your vows and oaths speak for God alone. [Matthew 5:33] That was one of the reasons.

And now he called them on it, and he called them hypocrites. They had broken the Fifth Commandment, and they were now chastising him because his disciples hadn’t washed their hands. And what he was really pointing out is that as long as our minds are stayed on basic rituals, ceremonials, and token observances without the letter, without the Spirit behind the letter, without the knowledge of the presence of God, we have no religion. There’s no religion in a form.

The sin of the temple in that day is the same sin of the church in our day. Mortal mind manifests the same way today. Without the knowledge of the Christ of each individual, it doesn’t matter what religion we call it. This is what a Pharisee is, one who is concerned about the material observance of the law. The book says do this, and you must do this; but these are man-made laws. God didn’t make them. And so when someone is accused of breaking the law, they’re not breaking God’s law. They’re breaking man-made laws.

And if you don’t go to mass one day, you’re not breaking God’s law at all. That isn’t God’s law. That’s a man-made law, and it’s shocking to look into the many laws which we are told we break, when they’re not made by God. They’re made by man. They’re made by the Pharisee, the lawmaker who can break his own law when it suits his own pocket book. And coming to Jesus with this cry was wasted, because then he taught us a great principle: That which cometh out of the mouth of man, that’s what he suffers from.

He was telling us that when we are not still, when we are not in the Christ, that which cometh out of our mouth, that which is the action of our body and our mind is the world consciousness that functions through a Pharisee, making them observe only the material letter of the law and missing the Life of God. You can wash your hands until the skin peels off, but if you still live in material thought, there is no God experience, and there is no religion.

Now the Pharisees had made themselves the mouthpiece of God, and they were not authorized. And there are those all over the world today who have made themselves a mouthpiece of God, and they are not authorized. The only mouthpiece of God is Christ in you. There will never be another. And when you’re not hearing Christ in you, you’re not hearing God’s word in you.

Jesus then taught us not to wash our hands, but to wash our minds, that the purified thought, that thought which expresses Christ in you, that thought which expresses the Word of God, when that externalizes then your life outwardly is a perfect expression of Christ within. That is why it was so necessary to make a point of the washing of the hands and the rebuke which he gave to them who had come to rebuke him. We spend much time in the letter or in the washing of the hands, overlooking the realization of Christ is the perfect answer to every appearance that faces us.

Now we know that Jesus was able to touch a leper, and the reason he could touch a leper, whereas no Pharisee would dare, is because they saw contagion there. They had the thought that contagion was there, but Christ within has no thought of contagion. Christ within enables you to live in the purity of thought which can touch the contagion, because contagion is only the impure human thought. There is no contagion. Did God create it? Wash your hands, and you still won’t touch contagion, but wash your mind and you will.

Pilate resorted to that washing of the hands to wash himself clean of something, but he went mad anyway. In the inner immersion, as we are washed by the Spirit, not by outward elements, there is a removal of the world consciousness, a removal of material thought. And those of us who have put this off have postponed the meeting of material thought with the Truth of Christ presence and are still not willing to let the Christ into their inn. You, in your material thought, are saying to Christ, “Stay out.” This is the major adversary.

We have not overcome the belief in a material world and a material self with material things, material possessions, material conditions and problems. And as long as we have a belief in the reality, the existence, the power of matter, we are rejecting Christ. And we’re two thousand years late in doing it. It isn’t a new idea. It isn’t something you just read in a book yesterday. It’s something that the human mind keeps postponing, that’s going to get around to it, you know, but not right away. It still has some good things in the material world that it must do; and you know, every time you have good things in the material world that must be done, you are rejecting Christ just as much as when you are accepting the bad things.

Now those kindergarten days are over for most of us. And as the world around us becomes more and more of the material consciousness made evident, you will discover how fortunate you have been to have been led by the Spirit into the way of Christ, because we now are on that third level where we are renouncing even the good of this world, for that which is bad today was the good of yesterday, and that which is bad tomorrow will be the good of today. That which never was of God can never be accepted in Christ Consciousness. To walk Here, not in the good of the world, not in the bad of the world, is not possible while you are living in the human sense of life, in the human mind, in the human form as a mortal being, a finite being, a person learning about Truth. That person is still rejecting Christ.

Now this beautiful book of Joel’s comes along, The Mystical I, at just the right moment for you and me to take it, to let it show us how to open the door wide, not just the stable, but the whole house including the penthouse, to Christ, the only inhabitant of our Consciousness, One tenant in the Temple not made with hands, Christ, so that the entire house, the entire consciousness, the entire inn becomes Christed. And then we will see how Christ within us lives not in time, but in eternity and Now, not in space but in infinity and Now; how Christ in us is never limited and Now shows forth all abundance to the very level of every possible requirement.

Now there is no inn. There is only Christ, the edifice of our very Being; and in Christ there is nothing outside of you, so you can touch contagion because it isn’t outside. There is no external condition outside of Christ. Everything is in Christ for Christ is infinite, and everything in Christ is perfect as my Father, immaculate unto eternity; and your alertness to Christ as your Selfhood is your alertness to the non-existence of every problem, the instant recognition of its non-existence because where the problem appears, Christ is. Every floor, every room, every mansion of your Consciousness is Christ, and you allow nothing to enter or defile.

You have no external world in Christ, no external condition in Christ, no material universe in Christ. You are looking behind the atom, above the atom, below the atom, and right where the atom is supposed to be. And you are walking consciously in the perfect Kingdom not seen with a human mind, but discerned by the activity of your Soul which is now your inn. It has been Christ-ed, open to Christ, receiving the infinite flow of Divinity always, without fear, without concern, without seeking; and the mystical I is your consciousness of that Christ where you are, where the corrupt official seems to be, where the alcoholic stumbles, where the arsonist lights his fires, where the revolutionary throws his bombs.

You can look at every stuffed shirt in the world and say, “There stands the invisible Christ.” You could have looked at everyone in pain, every addict, every one in every hospital, everyone in every mental or physical or financial condition and say, “These things do not move me. God is being God right there Now.” You must, or your inn is closed to Christ. We go back to Pharisee days, talking about Christ with our mouths and bleating about not washing the hands, before we do a miracle to feed the multitudes.

Now, I know The Mystical I is going to be a great experience. It isn’t metaphysics anymore. It’s Self living Self, being pure Being. And on the the little sheet which announces it, I have asked each of you who come to class to consider going into the Silence at home before you even start out, to get the feel of Who you are, to bring It with you, so that we can all share the One Christ Consciousness. We’re counting on this particular series, you see, to lift us into that Consciousness which can look at the world and dissolve world consciousness, to continue the great work of those before us who have, through their integrity, not faced individuals, not faced one condition or another, but have faced the invisible world consciousness.

Now we’re beginning to change our way so we face it. This one here with this problem, we’re not facing that one’s problem. We’re facing the world consciousness which is manifesting as that one; and as you do this, you’re reversing that little termite which is nibbling at us all, and you, instead, are nibbling at the world consciousness, at the very foundation of the lie. Each of us, then, becomes an invisible messenger, and we welcome the opportunity to meet the world problem, to stand before it, and to let it hit Christ in Me.

We welcome every opportunity to do that joyously because we become aware of our great mission to meet that world consciousness and let the I of My Being, which was before Abraham, which has overcome the world, stand there unmoved; and then reveal—right where world consciousness was projecting pain and sorrow, lack and limitation,—the very opposite, the perfection of God Itself by your fidelity to Christ everywhere. Now that’s what Mystical I was put on this earth to do, and it will attain its purpose in us.

If you haven’t picked up your little announcement, do so please. They’re on a little desk in the lobby. And then when you come to this Mystical I class, let your Presence in the class be a result of your living Silence before coming to class. You will benefit thereby.

The resurrection of Christ Consciousness in each of us is what the world calls the end of the world, but it isn’t. It’s the resurrection of Christ in us made manifest as the end of the world. It is taking place, and even those who we call our enemies become channels for Truth when you hold them in their Christ-hood in spite of what they manifest to your face. They literally are prohibited from projecting world consciousness when you know the Truth of their Being; and they become a channel which, instead, pours forth even love where only hate had been known before.

And no matter who you take into your consciousness, be sure that if you see them as a person, you’re missing it. But if you see them as world consciousness made manifest and meet it on that level, just by recognizing it, you will release in them the birth of a child in the inn of their Consciousness; and you can do no one a greater favor on this whole earth than opening them to Christ by your silent Awareness, meeting world consciousness invisibly. So we have Christmas in June, Christmas tomorrow, Christmas every day in the enlightened Consciousness. If you’ll join with me in a Silence, this will be our preparation for The Mystical I. We withdraw from humanhood, and leave Him on the field whose right it is to sit upon the Throne.

A passage comes to mind in Isaiah, “And the work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation and in sure dwellings, and in quiet, resting places.” He who understood the Christ assures us that in our peace, in our quietness, we are leavening the consciousness of the world, not just of our selves, but of the One Self; and this is a great privilege and responsibility that we carry with us whenever we face an individual or a group or any activity in the world. We address it silently with peace, with knowledge, with Christ Vision, for only God is There.

[Silence]

Thank you very much.

This is the last class of The Contemplative Life. But actually, it’s nothing more than a continuation into The Mystical I.

Usually we do Christmas at Christmas time, and we mentioned how every day is Christmas. This time we’re doing June, Christmas in June. And one of the nice things about Christmas in June is that it reminds us that unless the Christ peace is upon us, the complete New Testament is of no value to us and has not entered into our consciousness. This should have been a day in which each of us this morning first established Identity in which we invited the Spirit of the Father within us to live Itself without any human intervention, in which we recognized that which already has overcome the world, Christ within as My Identity.

And then your day begins with the acknowledgement that this is a Divine day, a God governed day, the day in which all already has been prepared for those who dwell in the Spirit of the Father. And then as we rest in that understanding, feeling the Presence, knowing Him aright, we are filled with a power and the wisdom and the glory of the Spirit; and we’re ready now for a Christ day, which makes it Christmas in June. And because Christ is the infinite Spirit indwelling every man, every woman, every child, every form, we accept that Presence everywhere; and as we accept the Presence everywhere, there is a diminishing of the anxieties, the concerns, the doubtings, the plannings, the hopings, the fearings.

All of the things that might have decoyed us into human thought now become unnecessary because we have accepted omnipresent Christ; and so we are prepared, for the Spirit walks before us. Our mind is at ease. We are in that state which has accepted that God is now everywhere being God. And so should we read the headlines and discover that there’s a division in the Consciousness of man, that there’s corruption in high places, that there is subterfuge, we recognize, as of old, that the world consciousness is trying to always reject the Christ. The Christ of My Being stands here to meet that rejection, but now being enlightened to the point of knowing Christ everywhere, you no longer stand in a personal sense of Christ, denying the world consciousness where you are alone; but rather you rise to that higher level, the level that Joel now teaches us was always his constant purpose: to meet world consciousness everywhere with Christ Consciousness everywhere.

We learn to impersonalize world error. We’re not drawn into these heated arguments. We’re not startled that anti-Christ shows and wears a disguise, whether it calls itself the President of the United States, the Congress of the United States, or whether it calls itself a tyrant in a foreign country. Always, this is recognized as world consciousness, and never do we personalize the error down to an individual. What’s the difference what title world consciousness assumes or what form it appears in? It is always the same world consciousness hitting where the vulnerabilities are greatest.

We even become very grateful for form, because, without form, we would never see world consciousness externalized into form, and it would be much more difficult to recognize it. But then it takes a name and a form and a condition, and we can recognize it because it makes itself known to us. It stands right up and says, “Here I am. I am world consciousness.” And our function, then, becomes to pray for our enemy, to recognize this world consciousness,—not to join in the world condemnation of it—but to impersonalize it, to see it, to know it for what it is; and then, within our own Self, quietly to know this is the anti-Christ.

I won’t give it a name. I won’t give it a human name. I won’t call it a Republican. I won’t call it a Democrat. It is world consciousness made visible in high places and in low places, and I recognize not the world consciousness, but the Spirit that stands where world consciousness would try to deceive me. It is denying the All-ness of God, but it is meeting my Christ Consciousness; and there it is meeting its own Higher Power, and it is dissolved. Your Consciousness of Christ refuses to acknowledge anything less than the Father, even when your neighbor seems to be one who is inconsiderate of the entire human race.

You are loving your neighbor by recognizing, there, the invisible Spirit of God, and you have taken the error out of person, for it never was in person. It was always manifesting as person, but in Christ Consciousness you do not accept person as Reality. Now while we are doing this, we, ourselves, are not rejecting Christ. We are not rejecting the Christhood of any individual on this earth. We know that God is Conscious, that God is Consciousness, and that God is Consciousness everywhere; and therefore, has God moved aside for corruption to take God’s place? Has God moved aside for sickness to take God’s place, for error and problems to take God’s place, or are we being challenged by the anti-Christ?

Always we find that the only thing we suffer from is the belief that God is unconscious, that God has moved aside, that God has in some way allowed these things to happen; and then you discover what you really have done is repeat an age old error. You, too, have had no place in your inn for the Christ. Instead, your inn was crowded with fear, with emotions, with all forms of condemnation, with judgments, and sometimes with possessive love. We find that when the inn of our own consciousness is overcrowded, we forget to turn to Christ; and so, unknowingly, we turn away the gentle stranger.

We find ourselves floating with the tide of world thought until suddenly we realize what we have done. We have failed to recognize the anti-Christ ever-present, ever all powerful to those who are not dwelling in the Secret Place. And the moment we find our own center, instead of rejecting Christ, instead of mentalizing, instead of entering into thought and defending ourselves with all kinds of affirmations, we do that one thing that overcomes the world illusion. We accept Christ I am. We don’t have to reach out. We don’t have to hold up an argument to anything. We don’t have to reason it through. We don’t have to remember something: We must Be.

Now when you turn to Christ in You, I Christ have overcome the world. The responsibility is not yours. Your function is to accept My Self as your Identity, and once you accept Christ as your Identity and rest in the Word, then I who have overcome the world, I show you why you can walk through a wall. I show you why you can be everywhere. I show you why you are not lacking. I show you why there is no cancer. I show you why every human problem is nothing but false world belief using you as a channel to externalize itself; and then I, being your Consciousness realized, reveal My Kingdom, which is the presence of God on earth as It is in Heaven.

And in the revelation of My Kingdom on earth where you stand, that which we had considered something to fear, something to doubt, something to be concerned about, whatever its nature, becomes nothing but a shadow to disappear as the Light of Christ blazes forth in your Consciousness. Never is the responsibility on you to remove an error. Always Christ reveals the non-reality of the error. Always the moment the inn of your Consciousness says, “I have Christ right here. I will turn to Christ;”—not to reason, not to intellect, not to memory, not to mind power, just the gentle realization that Christ is present—then whatever the error may be, whether it’s on the land or in the sea or in the sky, Christ has overcome.

Christ has dominion, and the recognition of Christ in Me, Christ in You, Christ in Him, Christ in Her, the One invisible Christ in All, regardless of the name, regardless of the color, regardless of the creed, and regardless of the condition of the slavery or bondage to problem, Christ is the only answer that you will find permanently effective; and the question then is, Can you trust the Christ, or in distrust, do we unconsciously reject the Christ?

Let’s look at the anatomy of fear. We worry about something, and we say, “This concerns me gravely and deeply,” and the question is, Why are you worried? Always it is because you do not believe God is present, either here where you have a problem or there where someone else has a problem; and so you feel God, being absent there or here, you have to worry. And why do you reject Omnipresence that way? Because there is a condition that appears to you, and even though you know instinctively and through study that God is there and God is here, the condition is there. And so you have evidence of the condition, but you have no evidence of God; and so you are willing to accept momentarily that evidence of a condition, and you give authority to the sense mind, which is reporting the condition. And at this moment, anti-Christ is uppermost in your consciousness.

So we have accepted that God is not present because the condition is, and yet we want God to be present so we look for signs. We seek signs about the evidence of God while believing that the very condition, itself, seems to be evidence that God is not there. So we are divided; and can we, can we possibly look at these conditions, can we look at the world today and say, “God is there?” Can we look at Vietnam and say, “God is there?” Can we look at the tombstones of those killed in action and say, “God is there?” Are we willing to face that we’re not willing to say, “God is there” in our hearts, because the sense evidence, for us, has been too overwhelming? Now that is rejecting Christ.

When you find it impossible to know God is there, in spite of all the evidence of war and hate, all the evidence of fear, all the evidence of destruction, all the evidence of poverty and famine and emotional upsets, when in spite of these things you can turn around and say, “Even though this is reported to me, it is nothing but world consciousness made manifest. It has no cause in God. It is world hypnosis, and it is meeting in me the knowledge that only God is present.” Then you are accepting the Christ teaching. Then there’s room in your inn. Then you’re not letting the world evidence close up your hotel and telling the Christ to go peddle Its papers.

That moment, that glimpse that this cannot be, because God Is, is the opening of the stable, and Christ steps in. And even though it’s a small beginning, that glimpse is ultimately going to change the entire world consciousness. It isn’t a question of when. It is already done. It’s a question of, When are you going to catch on to it? I have overcome the world. I’m not going to do it tomorrow. Before Abraham was, I overcame the world, but you are rejecting Me. You are not awake to the fact that I am You, and you are walking in the identity of one who is seeking, wanting, needing, but never accepting Identity; and you discover, to your horror, that you have put identity in form. You have looked at form, and you have given it identity, when all that is there is the incorporeal Christ.

Every time you label an error and a person with an error, you are putting identity in form; and there is no identity in form. Identity does not confine Itself to form. Identity is free. Identity is limitless. Identity is before Abraham. And then you see what you’ve really done is you have not accepted your Self to be the Christ of God. Are you before Abraham? Have you consciously realized that You are? Are you earth-bound, space-bound, time-bound, gravity bound? Christ isn’t. How can You be the Christ and be bound by space and time and gravity? How can You be the Christ and lack and be limited? How can you be the Christ and have a problem?

And so isn’t the problem, isn’t the being bound by time and space and gravity and earth rejection of the Christ? Isn’t our breathing as human beings a rejection of the Christ? And then we find that we have been talking about Christ, but not knowing how to live Christ. We’ve been in the kindergarten stage. We’ve known a good deal about how to meet a problem. We’ve known a good deal about how to increase our supply. We have found a way to make humanhood happier and smoother; and we have said, “That’s living Christ.” Joel calls that the kindergarten stage, when you find the lamp of Aladdin and you rub it, and the genie appears and nice things are done, and you’re very proud of yourself. But we’re still accepting a world. Christ has no world. Christ overcomes the bad and the good of the world.

So it dawns upon us that there are those who will remain in the kindergarten stage, there are those who will always want to have the good part of humanhood. That may be us. Then again, we may be among those who are the ransomed of the Lord, who are returning, unwilling to settle for less than the fullness of Christ in every way, unwilling to accept one error on the face of the earth as Reality, as power, as existent because God Is; and then we will not deny Omnipotence.

What changes Omnipotence? What power pushed God aside and said, “I am going to do this wicked thing?” No power whatsoever. What power pushed aside God’s creation and said, “I’m going to make it imperfect?” No power whatsoever. We may be persuaded such a power has existed, but it never has. The only sickness there is, is in the belief of the world consciousness. The only error there is, is in the belief of the world consciousness. But where Christ is your Consciousness, whatever momentarily appears as error is quickly dissolved by the Truth that makes you free; and that Truth is your living Christhood meeting all things before they ever appear.

Now when a problem arises and you reach out for some kind of solution or when you try to analyze the possibilities, you’re wrong instantly because there’s only one possibility, God. Every other possibility is anti-Christ or your rejection of Christ. There are no possibilities. There’s only God, and we come to a revelation that is even greater than the revelation of I am. As this bursts upon your Consciousness, you realize what is meant by Jesus taking us from the law to Grace, because it was his revelation. I am is not enough, however beautiful it is: God is the only Being. It doesn’t matter where you’re looking: God is there, and no other. Not only I am, but only God Is.

Wherever you look God Is. There is no other. When you take it into consciousness and dwell with it, you’ll find, “Acknowledge me in all thy ways” is telling you just that. Only God Is. Love your neighbor because only God Is. Everywhere you turn, biblically you find you’re being told that only God Is. You can’t wake up in the morning in the world where there’s someone beside God. That’s no alcoholic out there. That’s God invisible. That’s no arsonist over here. That’s God invisible, and there’s no corruption. You’re looking at God invisible. Wherever you look, God invisible is, and no other; and the sense mind will see everything but that. The Christ mind will see only that.

So when you’re seeing something beside God, you’re hypnotized. You have closed up the inn to the gentle stranger. You have rejected the Christ which says, “I and my Father are One,” and you have populated the perfect Kingdom of God with all kinds of good and all kinds of evil by your acceptance of a world belief. On the other hand, as you rest quietly in the knowledge that God being All, only God Is. You’ll find some inner strength to look past all of the evidence of the senses which says, “There is God and this condition, God and this person, God and this corruption, God and this massacre,” and you will look at everything, recognizing always the world consciousness, which rejects Christ and lives in its own false belief and presents the shadows of belief as the evils that we call our world.

What do you do about them? I, Christ, have already overcome that world. It has no existence, and all of the errors in it have no existence. Come unto Me within you, within your enemy, within all those who suffer from the error: “I am.” And touch Me, and you touch I in them, and then rest, and I who have overcome the world will reveal to you the secret of My Presence and My Power.

When Hawaii was made a state back in the late 50’s, we probably did one of the greatest things we could ever do for the other 49 states. We took in a new level of consciousness, not just a state, a level that’s going to be an important part in overcoming world consciousness. There was a Minister there, Hawaiian, Chinese Hawaiian. He was so elated with the statehood of Hawaii that there was a meeting in one of the old churches there. Something he wrote and said that day became very popular all over the world, and this little sheet came into my hands the other day. He explained the meaning of aloha. Something was caught there by this Chinese Hawaiian minister which the world is going to catch. I’d like you listen to it.

This was from Dr. Abraham Kahikina Akaka in a Thanksgiving service in his the church in Hawaii. He said, “We do not understand the meaning of aloha until we recognize and realize that its foundation is in the power of God at work in the world. Since the coming of missionaries in 1820, the name of God to the Hawaiian people has been Aloha. And one of the first sentences a child learns from its mother is this from holy scriptures: Aloha ke Akua. In other words: Aloha is God. Aloha is the power of God seeking to unite what is separated in the world. The power that unites heart with heart, Soul with Soul, Life with Life, culture with culture, race with race, nation with nation. It is the power that can reunite a man with him Self when he has become separated from the image of God within.”

We don’t hear things like that too often in the church. “Thus when the people or person live in the spirit of aloha, they live in the Spirit of God, and among such a people whose lives so affirm their inner Being, we see the working of the scripture, that all things work together for good to them who love God. From the Aloha of God came His Son, that we might have life and that we might have it more abundantly.”

And then the Minister says, “Aloha consists of a new attitude of heart, above negativism, above legalism. It is the unconditional desire to promote the true good of other people in a friendly spirit out of a sense of kinship. Aloha seeks to do good to a person with no conditions attached. We do not do good only to those who do good to us. One of the sweetest things about love and the Aloha of God is that it welcomes the stranger and seeks his good. A person who has the spirit of Aloha loves even when the love is not returned. Such is the love of God.” That’s from our 50th state, where east and west meet.

The interesting thing about this particular sheet of paper that was given to me is that it came from a family where there was an inter-faith marriage, and buffeted between the different faiths of the parents was the child. And the child went to one faith to satisfy one parent, but couldn’t quite adjust because of the difference in faith between the parents. And so both the parents and the child were in a state of confusion, but Spirit waits for no man. And so in grade school it became an assignment for the children to study what this Minister had said in Honolulu; and there, not in the faith of the mother or the faith of the father, but in a higher faith, in the faith of Spirit, the child learned something above what both faiths had been unable to give her, not a partisan love for my religion or yours, but the Aloha Spirit, coming above the human levels. Spirit taught a child.

We have another interesting situation that developed to show how beautifully Spirit does things. Within the past three or four weeks, we here together have studied the walking on the water, how Jesus could be on a mountain top and they were in the ocean or the lake over here, and suddenly he was walking on the water, while they were in a frantic turmoil trying to be released from a tempest. And we learned that he wasn’t walking on water. That was the Spirit of God being manifest to them. That was the Body of the Soul. It took no thought. It was where it had to be; and while we were doing that in this class, something was happening somewhere else quite similar, as a confirmation, perhaps, of our lesson.

This just came the other day from someone who had written for some help, and oh, we forgot all about it, never heard about it again. It seemed to be over a month or two ago, and then the letter started out: “Just received your letter yesterday. The man who was,—It’s from Alaska by the way.— the man who was collecting our mail, which was forwarded to us from Nenana had to evacuate his house in a hurry when Galena was flooded. He just found his mail, our mail, and gave it to us on our first trip back down the river.—This is from a woman who was a cook on a barge along the Yukon.—Now watch what happened. The person asked for personal help. Spirit made the person ask for personal help in anticipation of something else, and Spirit appeared there, just like Spirit walking on the water, and this is what happened.

“We were frozen in Bear Creek, ten miles below Galena for almost a month. Most of the villages along the Yukon were flooded when the ice jams broke, and Galena is now a disaster. The base there was okay as it has a dike around it. My sons both flew out there once a week, so I saw one of them when we stopped on our way up the river. We were certainly in God’s care while we were at Bear Creek. The ice and water, when the river flooded, broke all over the cables and pushed us miles up river, and we had no engine working and were powerless. We finally were stopped by ice jams ahead at the right stop with trees to tie up to. We were all ready to abandon ship, but didn’t have to.”

Now you can see the disciples rowing over there and the storm is abetted. And you can see this barge going through the ice jams and all the concern because help isn’t nearby, but somebody, a cook on board had requested help, and the Spirit was there. Nobody went there, no person. Nobody knew any Truth. Nobody made any affirmations. The Spirit did Its own work there because there was someone reaching out for the Spirit and not even knowing what to ask for, because they had no way of knowing what was going to happen. For all I remember, this might have been about a stomach ache.

And so you see always the answer is Christ recognition, and the power of Christ is so amazing that we don’t even have to know what the condition is. That answers your question about treatment, specific treatment. How do you give a specific treatment for something that hasn’t yet happened? How do you give a specific treatment when there are so many problems in the world consciousness? Do you sit down and anticipate the things that are going to happen, or instead, do you rest and really get down to accepting that Christ is My Being, Christ is Her Being? Where do you go from there? You rest in the Word.

And that’s your faith in Christ Is the One Identity. You’ve taken the label off of the form of a sick person, an ailing person, a suffering person. You’ve re-identified. You’ve accepted. You’ve stopped rejecting Christ. Your inn has been opened. You have said, “Christ, come in.” It didn’t happen 2000 years ago, and then that was the end of it. It happens every day. We reject or we accept. Our consciousness is always the inn, and in it is Christ or not;

and if Christ isn’t in our consciousness, we are in the world, and we’re going down the river in an ice jam, and there won’t be anything to stop us.

What a priceless gift we have been given to know that we can stand in Christ and look at the insanities of the world declaring God is either absent, unconscious, or indifferent; and we can know they who reject Christ will not get me to join in that rejection. Joel says that it’s a sign of progress when we come out of accepting Christ because we’re trying to help me and mine; but rather, when we have lost all of that personalized sense of helping me and mine and can see the broader picture of meeting the world consciousness everywhere so that you’re not concerned whether it’s friend or foe, meeting the world consciousness becomes the work of Christ realized everywhere.

It’s a bigger picture. It’s an unpersonalized picture, and if you find you’re in it, you can be sure you’re moving in the higher echelons of the Spirit. All personal sense is gone. You’re seeking nothing, but you are alert, alert to the fact that all around you Christ rejection is the law of the land, and your ears are pricked up. Every word you hear, It’s the Christ Consciousness of You. Every opinion, every judgment, every fear, every turbulent heart that comes to you meets Christ Consciousness, instant recognition for the one who is unable to accept Christ within them Selves. You take them over through your silent recognition. You open the inn of their Consciousness without their knowing it, without telling them, without persuading them or converting them. You recognize Christ in the inn of their Consciousness for them. You are meeting world mesmerism everywhere.

It was the fidelity of Joel to this, which has given this world its foundation. It was the fidelity of those who have known the Word that have lifted us up to the point where we can know now that the world consciousness is being dismantled. It is falling apart. It is nothing for you to be inflamed about. It is inevitably falling apart; and as it falls apart, it must manifest as confusion, as treachery, as subterfuge because anti-Christ is now being made visible as never before.

Quickly, the world consciousness is making visible to us those things, which up to this point, the world has not known. Man is coming face-to-face with his own inabilities as a human being. We are discovering that there are no human answers. The only answer is Christ. And though we may seem to be a moment ahead, it wasn’t a moment too soon because you’re being called upon to stand in the midst of what may appear to the world as a series of disasters. They are not disasters. There is no disaster in Christ, and only Christ is. The Truth that God is the only Being is where you stand in the face of every apparent disaster. There cannot be God and disaster. The All-ness of God, the fullness of Christ is the basic principle; and it gets easier and easier to stand there. You simply cannot go anywhere where God is sharing that place, that time, with another.

Now if we have accepted Christ and, therefore, rejected the possibility of anything unlike Christ, our Christmas becomes more of a daily event. We’re in the position of being able to open Christ Consciousness in many places because the Light of your own Being accepting Christ no longer dwells in the world thought of a human mind. Every activity dwells in Its own Source, Its Christ Source, and it carries with it an ordination, an appointment. It’s self-contained. It’s producing its own perfect Divine effect; and when you find your Self living that way, that everything you do is coming from the Source of your own Christ activity, then Omnipotence needs no sword. It is an automatic act Grace.

Would you make it a point to dwell for a short time this coming week on the fact that God is the only person you could ever meet that day; and then regardless of what stands before you in form or what condition, know that the All-ness of God is your Divine guarantee that no one is there but God. It isn’t your son. It’s the invisible Christ. It isn’t your husband. It’s the invisible Christ. It isn’t your friend or your enemy. It’s the invisible Christ, and no matter where you go or who you see, only the invisible Christ is there. You don’t have to differentiate between the types of conditions or the behavior or the attitude, or whether the person is low born or high born, rich or poor, whether the person is an alcoholic or a cripple.

You can look at every country in the world and know there are no Chinese in China, there are no Russians in Russia, there are no Americans in the United States. There is only God. God is the only inhabitant of this Universe; and when Spirit within confirms this in your Consciousness, you will find a freedom you’ve never imagined. That’s all there is, and again, standing beside Jesus looking out, you’ll discover that’s all Jesus could accept. That’s all there is. Who convinceth me of a condition when God is All? Who convinceth me of hunger when God is All, of insecurity when God is All, or even of death when God is All?

There’s not a lot of new Truth to learn. There is the actual coming to grips with the fact that God is All, and letting It teach you how to live with that knowledge, so that all fear and concern departs, so that there’s nothing to seek. Everything that you could seek, Christ already has, and the seeking denies the Christhood. There’s nothing to improve. Only Christ is. I found myself, for example, not really believing enough to sit with the Christ long enough to accept the important ramifications of Christhood. Christ in the 20th century isn’t Christ. Christ on earth isn’t Christ. Christ in San Francisco or Menlo or Burlingame isn’t Christ.

Before Abraham was is Christ. There’s no time when Christ wasn’t; and therefore, to be Christ now, you must be that Christ which has existed before time, consciously. You must be that Christ which will ever exist, that Christ which isn’t waiting for the world to end, because to that Christ that world doesn’t exist. You must be that Christ which isn’t a reincarnating form in your Consciousness. You must be that Christ which can feed five thousand and still have twelve baskets full, that Christ which can look at anything and forgive, meaning see through it; and if we’re not living up to our own Identity, we are rejecting the Christ. And that is how we lose the meaning of there was no room in the inn. That’s a challenge every minute of our lives. What minute are we saying there’s no room in the inn?

Now you may find you cannot break the attachment of the senses to things, to person, to form. But Christ can break that attachment, so it’s not necessary for you to break it. It’s necessary for you to accept the inner Christ and then watch Christ break the hypnosis, break the attachment, break the mesmerism of form. Some of the ways in which Christ breaks the attachment, in which we pave the way for this Child in the inn to grow in our consciousness, these are the things we’ll discuss as we take a little rest today. Let’s take a short meditation and then a five or ten minute rest. Let’s dwell on the Allness of God.

There’s a form to your left, and there’s a form to your right. When you’re looking past the forms, there’s a form behind you and a form in front of you, but you’re looking past the forms. You’re bringing everything down to the One Reality of existence, God. The Spirit of God is All that is ever-present, no matter where you go. That will be the Truth tomorrow and a million tomorrows; and when you accept it in the Now, it goes before you into every tomorrow. Only God will be Here tomorrow. Only God is Here today.

And though the world may tempt me in many ways, especially where I’m the most vulnerable, I will remain alert to the fact that I will not reject God by accepting another as being present. To thine own Self be true, to the Divine Self that we are, which is God, be true; and it follows as the night to day, thou canst be false to any man. How can you hurt a person on this earth, if you know that invisibly God is in him? How can you do anything but lift them up?

And then the blind shall see, the deaf shall hear, the cripple shall leap like a hart, for the ransomed of the Lord have returned. In the knowledge of the allness of God, we are truly hid in Christ. The tempter is overcome, for in the knowledge of God is all, your Soul takes dominion over the human mind. Your spiritual Consciousness takes dominion over the mental consciousness of the world. You break the continuity of the universal lie that there is God and someone else.

And so let’s rest a moment now, and I’ll see you in about five minutes.

“The life is more than meat, [and] the body [is] more than raiment.” Well alright, the Life is God, and the Body is God; and it won’t matter how long you study, how many years, there will come a time when this will be accepted, and then Truth will activate itself where you are. Let’s accept it for the moment. My Body and My Life must be of the Substance of God, for there is no other. Now, what do I lack in supply? Nothing. So I can let that thought go. I can drop it; and if I don’t drop it, I’m not accepting spiritual Substance, Divine law. You see how you cannot accept and still maintain the belief in a lack of supply. Which is it, God or mammon? You drop the false concept. I do not lack supply. The I that I am does not lack supply.

Oh yes, this physical concept called “me” may lack supply, but I’m just learning that isn’t me at all. Now you’re in Identity, Divine Sonship, and you find that the Father hasn’t overlooked a thing. The Father is much more practical than you ever were. The Father is so practical that every need has been provided for. Nothing has been missing or withheld. Consider the ravens—Which neither sow nor reap—Which never have storehouse nor barn. God feedeth them. Now we feel kind of silly: “I was worried, really, about the food bill, the food budget. Would we have enough?” And here’s God feeding ravens. “I just didn’t have confidence in that.”

But it means what it said. If God feeds the ravens, what about me? Will I be unfed? How? By the law of transformation in Life, Itself. It is automatic. The law of transformation in your Being feeds Itself. Your Substance is the fullness of everything you need. Your Substance is Self-contained. In other words, everything is bringing You into Who are you. You see why this couldn’t be accepted? They thought he was teaching them that a person doesn’t have to worry, that a person is as good as a raven, but he wasn’t. He was teaching them that they weren’t persons. But even a lowly raven, which is less than a person, gets fed.

He was teaching them and us that we are living Spirit Now, without any needs. For every need has been fulfilled in our own Being, and the moment we accept the presence of God is the Spirit of My Being Here and Now, you’re in the rhythm of the universe. Then you can do what the raven does, what the lily does, what the sparrow does. It just knows everything is taken care of, but you can’t do it as a person.

How much more are ye better than the fowls? Which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? And you remember that’s a mis-translation. Stature should be length of life. They took it as length in space, but it should be length in time. Stature is the length of a person in space, but it really was the length of a person in time, the life span, meaning: Which of you with taking thought can add to his life span one cubit? And we can’t. And therefore, if you can’t do the least of this, why try for the most? Always teaching, again, that the human brain, which tries to think Truth, know Truth, and apply Truth, is not the place where the work is done.

And so we come to a principle. A woman said to me last week, my friend called or some relative who was sick, and I wanted to double-check the procedure, and I didn’t spend the time to completely explain what should be explained. Now you’re taking thought about that person’s health because that person said to you, “I’m sick,” and suppose that person lives a certain distance from you. Suppose, for example, right now, one of your close relatives, one of your children were to call and say, “I’m sick. Will you help me?” You would always begin your work with the belief that your son, your daughter is there and you are here, and that’s because you’re taking thought.

Now here’s a fine point and a very important one. You receive the information where you are. You received it here, and here is where you must solve it. You cannot solve that person’s health there, and many of us have tried to do it. We have tried to throw our thought there: He’s there, and I’ve got to get them well there. Well, you’re not going to get him well there if you don’t get him well Here. It’s here where the work is done, and Here means in your Consciousness. Right Here where you receive the call, and here is where you must solve the call. Everything is done Here, in your Consciousness, and that’s the secret of supply.

You want it out there. You want more acreage. You want a nicer home. You want a nicer car. You want a nicer this. You want a nicer that out there. You can’t get it out there. It doesn’t belong to you out there. You don’t have spiritual title to it out there, and even when it appears out there, it still won’t be out there. If it isn’t in your Consciousness, the out there will never manifest for you; and if it does, it won’t mean a thing. You don’t get supply out there. You get it in your Consciousness, and then it appears out there. You get it in your Consciousness that the Substance of My Being is God. That’s where supply is. That’s where your Life is. That’s where your clothing is. That’s where your home is.

Everything out there is in your Consciousness that God is the Substance of My Being Here. That’s why supply is such an important subject, because It brings us right smack into the Truth of all Being. The Hereness of My Substance, the faith in My Substance, the faith in the Law functioning in My Substance, the Law of eternal perfection is functioning Here. Now, just to show you why it doesn’t come into your experience unless you know about it: You may not be conscious of the air around you right now. You may not be conscious of breathing until it’s mentioned, and then when it’s mentioned, oh yes, you’re conscious of breathing.

But you aren’t conscious of breathing or the air until it was mentioned. Then it came into your thought. Then it comes into your consciousness. Do you know there was a period in our lives when we all went through becoming conscious of air, and that’s how breathing became part of our being. We had to reach the place where we would be conscious of it every moment, until it became a natural thing to do, to breathe. We had to learn how. We don’t remember it now. It happened too far in the dim past of history.

We have to become conscious of the Substance of Life as our own Substance. We have to think about it, literally take thought about it, and then you see your thought, you become conscious of. You can’t be conscious of something unless you first had a thought about it, and so you become conscious of your thought. Your thought is about the Life of God is your Substance; and ultimately that thought becomes something you’re conscious of, and when you’re conscious of it, it manifests in all its glory. Then you are spiritually conscious. Then you take no thought because you already have put the seed into Consciousness, and it is your permanent Consciousness.

Now actually, there’s no person, then, who can suffer from lack of supply. They have the wrong idea about supply. Supply is the Substance of God, and every One is the Substance of God. So you can’t suffer from lack of supply. You are the supply. You can suffer from your unawareness of it, because you haven’t taken thought about it to make it Your Consciousness. It isn’t in your Consciousness yet, but it will be; and when It becomes consciously yours, that I am the Substance, then you know that the supply you have been seeking is Your Substance: I am the Substance. I am the supply.

It isn’t outside. I am It, My Substance. Ah, that’s the meaning here then. “Which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that [thing] which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?” All of this thought, the planning, the strategy, the mapping out of a program was your unawareness that I am the supply now. I am that Tree of Life, and as long as I know it, it will shower forth the fruitage, and it will be those things that I need, for even the need and the forms that these needs shall take is taken care of right here in this passage, by the Word of God. “Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Why? Because there aren’t any lilies there.

That’s our concept of the perfect Light, the perfect Divine idea. The perfect Light is far better arrayed than Solomon in all his glory. The perfect Light of your Being is better arrayed than Solomon in all of his glory, and there’s no taking thought about it. It’s the fact. It is Now the perfect Light of God. Now is the fact, and we finally see the Bible has no promises for us at all. The Bible has never made a promise. Everything here is a statement of fact. There’s nothing to improve, for you are that Substance Now; and only when you’re conscious of it does the Law of transformation manifest as the activity in your Consciousness.

Then the same way the invisible sap becomes the appearance of an orange, so does the invisible Consciousness of You manifest with Divine intelligence as not oranges, but whatever you need, without taking thought. As you begin to feel this more deeply, you see that the Law is already established in its fullness from beginning to end, but your enlightened Consciousness, which is the acceptance of Divinity, manifests Its own Omniscience, Its own Omnipotence as every form that you require, but the human self does not take—the oranges aren’t deciding how to grow. The human isn’t deciding what it needs. It’s the acceptance of your own Being as the only Reality.

We all have found that in someway or another, the world we know begins where I am. I’m It. I look out. I see out there. But when you accept your Self as the Substance, you can’t live that way. You can’t be thinking of everything in this world as beginning right here where you are. This word here stretches out. It covers the universe. You begin to think of your Self in a different way, as an everywhere Self. You’re not like a tree rooted in the ground, giving just fruit on this tree. You’re an everywhere Self. The world, which is your Consciousness, is only going to give fruitage if you are an everywhere world and everywhere spiritual Self.

That’s why you’re praying for your enemies and forgiving those who offend you, and that’s why you’re showing service to others. That’s why you’re expressing gratitude. You’re seeing your Self as an infinite Being. You’re not limiting God to a spot. You’re not limiting Being to a spot; and oh, how many times we completely forget that we’re not just the person in this form. That isn’t us at all. We have to get outside of this person, and that is when you can forever forget the human sense of supply. Your universe comes back to the center of Itself where the form appears to be, and your Universe sustains Itself where you are.

If you had to raise all your own fruit and vegetables in a little patch of land, you’d find you couldn’t do it. If you have to live a perfect Life as the Father says, you can’t do it in a little place. You have to be in the Kingdom, in the infinite Kingdom as the infinite Self, and so catch your Self from time to time if you’re trying to localize your Life down to a spot within a form. It isn’t you. I find just a few minutes devoted to that is a tremendous release, just the knowledge that I’m not just a point here. That little blob has got to go. When I accept Divinity, Divine Selfhood, Christhood, you accept the infinite nature of your Being, and that’s how you cast out upon the waters that which comes back. That’s what Joel means when he said you can’t realize supply unless you cast it out on the waters. You must give it forth for it to come back; and you’re giving forth is the recognition of infinite Selfhood.

Now, that call from the friend who wanted help, if you had your friend out there and you here, you had two. There’s only One Christ. How could you have two? You hadn’t accepted infinite Selfhood. You had a separation between you and your friend. That’s why they were out there in another city and you were in this city. That isn’t true. That’s when you live in the blob, in the little person, and then everything you do is from the standpoint of a human being trying to help another one. But it’s not spiritual. It’s not accepting. It’s having no confidence in God’s Word.

Now, I and the Father are One. And what about the one who called you? Isn’t that One One with the Father? And if you’re both One with the Father, aren’t One with each other? Is there a separation between you and your son, between you and your daughter? How can there be? The separation is in the sense perception which sees a physical world. You and I are not separated. We never were. We never will be. No one is separated from another, only in our finite sense perception mind.

You see how all of this is connected to supply? If you have an infinite garden, do you have more fruitage than if you have a little patch? If you have a spiritual garden, do you not have perfection working that garden? Finally, the taking possession is the recognition of the One infinite Self, and so there’s no outside. There’s no person calling from another city. There’s only the One Self there and here as One can rest. The law of transformation will show forth of fruitage just as if it were oranges on a tree. The law is always working in Identity as long as you don’t interrupt Identity and make it two, three, and ten.

Ten righteous men save a city by Being One, and that One is always a majority with God. Now you see how all of this comes out of the little revelation that the lilies of the field are not spinning. Something is happening from the universal, imitating the perfect idea of God. Always your perfect supply in the outer will be the imitation of the Divine idea, and when your Consciousness of your spiritual Identity is established, It will then create your world in its own Divine Image and Likeness as the forms of Divinity. The image and likeness of your Consciousness is the World you are now experiencing.

When that Consciousness is Divine, then you have the Divine Image and Likeness. When it is human, you have the human image and likeness. When it is wheat and tares, you have both, a division. Divine thought can never say, “I lack.” Human thought says, “I lack,” so you weed out that tare. That human thought is a lie: “I lack.” Divine thought says, “I have. I am,” and that’s where you rest, accepting the presence of Divinity. That’s having confidence in the authority, in the Truth, in the words of God.

I think some of you may be wondering if we’re over the hour. We’re using a long tape today to see if we can do the whole class without an intermission, to see if we can not break the continuity. Where you are is God. If that is not established, you are going to have a mental teaching. Where you are is God, and wherever you go is God. At any time of day or night, awake or asleep, where you are is God. This must be your living Consciousness, and where God is the law of perfection, the law of God is functioning.

When you accept that, you’ll find every book ever written can add very little to your Consciousness, because that’s the core from which all things must begin. Where you are is God. You wake to this. You live with it. You remind yourself of it. You go to sleep with it, and no matter what report comes to you, where you are is God; and therefore, any report that is not reporting perfection where you are is a lie, because where God is, perfection is. You are always standing in perfection. It doesn’t matter what shows. That which shows as imperfection is the lie because where you are is God. That’s your basis of living in the Kingdom of God.

“If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?” Again, You are the Light. You need not toil or spin or take thought. Always Identity is being stressed here, until he comes to the greatest revelation, perhaps in this: “Rather seek ye the Kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.” But You are the Kingdom of God: Accept it, and all these things shall be added unto You.

Now you have a Consciousness that I am the Kingdom of God, and now the world wants to break that down. The conditions of the world want to tell you, “You are not,” but the Truth is that you are. The question is, Will you uphold and be faithful to that truth, or will the world persuade you that you are not the Kingdom of God? That’s the issue, right down to the nub. And as the Kingdom of God, where do you begin and end? From head to toe, from elbow to elbow, here where I am is God. Now, does that limit God to being just where I am? Here where I am is God, but God is everywhere.

Therefore, the moment you accept that here where I am is God and God is everywhere, you accept the words of the Father, “Son, thou art ever with me.” Wherever God is, I am, and you are laying the consciousness of Spirit over your Universe, and that becomes the law of your Universe. The transforming law of your Universe is your acceptance that here is God and God is everywhere; Here is My Being and My Being is everywhere. You are laying spiritual awareness over Your Universe, and there is no other universe. You are bringing everything in your Universe under spiritual law, and that is why the added things will come up, just as they do in a tree. Your Universe is a tree, and throughout your Universe, the Spirit will consciously bring Itself into fruition.

And to crown it, to cap it off: “Fear not, little flock, it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” You don’t have to do a thing about it. The Spirit gives. The Spirit does. The Spirit provides. The Spirit comes forth “as.” Your function is to be conscious of your spiritual infinite Identity as the invisible spiritual Universe. This is only the center of it, you might say. This center is the Awareness Center. The whole television set works because you do a little something on the knobs. The knobs, that’s this form, you might call it. Where you stand as the nobs. The Universe is the television set.

This is the Control Center. The Control Center is where you know the Truth, and then relax. Know the Truth of your infinite Universe and its ever present perfection. There’s no lack of supply in It. It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Now, in take no thought, would you find it either in Matthew or Mark or Luke in the Sermon on the Mount, when you have given it enough consideration and contemplation and understanding so that you can accept it, then it’s the law unto you, and whoever would deny that law has no power.

There’s no power outside of the Kingdom of God, and if you are the Kingdom of God, if you are standing in the knowledge of it, there is no other power. There is no power to lack. There is no power to die. There is no power to grow old because to know the kingdom of God aright is to experience that Life, which is the eternal Life. It is an experience, a knowledge that you are in that eternal Life, and you find you’re not in the life you thought you were in. You really step over, you step out of the concept. You’re in the eternal Life that doesn’t know lack, that doesn’t know limitation, that doesn’t know opposing powers, that doesn’t know sin, disease, limitation, that doesn’t know any form of physical disability. There is such a Life. It is here. It is now. It is You. This is all about that.

I’m sure that Joel lived the eternal Life while he was among us. I’m sure that Jesus lived the eternal Life while he was among us. I’m sure that you and I will live the eternal Life while on this earth, knowingly, and show it forth because that’s the purpose of the teaching, that we be perfect, and then we enter into a new circle. Now you’re not just trying to get supply so that this body can be healthier or live longer. That’s not it at all. You’re not seeking supply anymore; I am supply. Now you’re feeding the multitude. You’re not looking for supply. You’re giving supply.

Jesus wasn’t looking for supply. Joel wasn’t looking for supply. They were giving supply, expressing Life, Life expressing Itself. To look for supply is the human approach to Life. To give supply is the spiritual Way, and so we find that without taking thought or making effort, there is an overflowing moving through you and out into your Universe; and it appears out there as someone receiving alms. It appears out there as someone receiving a gift package. It appears out there as someone else benefiting in some way from what it would appear to be your benevolence, but it isn’t. It is your spiritual selfhood manifesting in the visible without anyone taking thought about it. It is the Infinite living Itself through you.

Now that’s the level we want to live out of because the Circle of Light isn’t composed of those who are seeking supply. It’s composed of those who are aware of themselves as the Light, and supply is an automatic Grace, an inner Grace that flows from their acceptance of Identity; and then we’re not only a Light unto ourselves, but to our families, a Light to our little groups, a Light to our present society, to our community, a Light to our nation; and we join the eternal Light, that Circle which stretches throughout our infinite Being.

We’re making our transition from man of earth to the Light of God, lifting the consciousness out of the false beliefs of yesterday, no longer having needs, for we have found the Kingdom of God in which all things are Self-fulfilling, and It isn’t at a place called Heaven in the sky or in tomorrow. We have found that Heaven is our Substance, and our knowledge of that Substance. We have the knowledge that We are the Substance and the continuing Consciousness that We are that Substance, and that’s confidence. That’s where you no longer have to pray.—That’s your prayer without ceasing. That’s all there is to it.

You’re making your turn. It begins to flow the other way. You’re not reaching out for it. You’re producing it from within your Self. You’re not thinking it into existence: God is. There was a woman on the phone this morning with a stomach ache, and she told me about something Joel said on page 36 of one book and 78 of another book, and she was going on and on; and every word she said was true, but she still had her stomach ache because she was trying to make the words “do” something—forgetting who She was. Please don’t make words “do” something. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and after you have found the Kingdom of God, which is your Being, your Substance, knowing that, holding that, there should be an end some day of seeking the Kingdom of God.

We’re in the eleventh chapter of Contemplative Life, and although the subject is supply, it would be like discussing one little finger on your hand to leave it at that level. We have to see the All-ness of Being in order to realize the nature of supply, and so we’ll be reaching out to other elements of this work. Next week we will complete this book, even though it’s a chapter about Christmas. Christ is next week, as well as at the twenty-fifth of December, and so we’ll do that chapter next week. And then on the following Sunday, which I think is the twenty-seventh of June, we will begin The Mystical I, the new book of Joel, for at least twelve weeks into early October probably. So that’s the continuous program. There will be no interruption for the Fourth of July.

We know that a fish never struggles to swim, nor does a bird struggle to fly. These come naturally, and we want to learn why the Son of God seems to struggle for supply; and we are told that we are to take no thought for our life, what we shall eat, we shall wear. In other words, supply is just as natural to the Son of God as swimming is to a fish or flying to a bird. It’s the very nature of our Being. Perhaps, as we look at supply and see that we have a concept about it, we begin to notice that we have limited supply down to what we believe finitely. We think supply should be money, dollars, homes, investments, income, but this is the concept of the earth man.

And although the Father knoweth our needs, and although it is the good pleasure of the Father to give us the Kingdom, we somehow think that we have to decide in what way the Kingdom should come to us; and before we know it, we have split away from Truth, we have entered into concept, into the perception of the senses, into the world illusion. And soon we say, “My supply has been limited,” and then we face what we consider financial problems. And so we find that one out of every hundred may be immune to this or maybe one out of a thousand, but everywhere we go we find financial problems, limitations, and lack, even though the Son of God is unlimited.

When we do mental work to correct this, we go through the illusion that with the human mind, I can permanently improve my condition; and so we take Truth and we try to apply Truth, and, alas, we discover that you cannot apply Truth. Truth is Truth, and Truth is self-fulfilling and self-acting. The moment you are applying Truth, you haven’t got Truth at all. And so, always, we’re stymied about this supply thing until we begin to have confidence in the Bible. It literally means what it tells us, and it gives us the most unusual way to solve the supply problem.

It’s so revolutionary that when we look at it, we can’t believe it. It says the way to solve supply is to take no thought about it. We do not believe that, seriously, the Spirit could mean such a thing, and yet it precisely says that and gives us many examples. And the Master, Himself, shows us that His own disciples go forth without supply, no purse, no script, but they’re prepared for the journey with knowledge of Self knowing that Identity is supply. Now let’s look closely at the revolutionary teaching about taking no thought for supply in order to have supply, and perhaps it would be wise to see why, with our application of Truth and our thought about Truth, we have failed to really nail down the meaning of supply.

You know that the teaching of Jesus starts with God is Spirit. That’s the foundation: “In the beginning God . . .” And if you do not start with God, you have no place to start, because God is the beginning and the end, the alpha and the omega: “In the beginning, God . . .” “In the beginning, Spirit . . .” And you must begin there. God is Spirit, and quickly follows, “God is All.” “Spirit is All.” The All-ness of Spirit is the fact, and because Spirit can only beget Itself, because like must beget like, Spirit can only beget Spirit and never become anything else. Spirit remains Spirit. The All-ness of Spirit remains the All-ness of Spirit, and there’s nothing but Spirit. And this is the revolutionary teaching, then, of the Bible: God is Spirit, Spirit is All; Spirit begets Itself, and there is nothing but Spirit. And you are faced with the fact that matter is unreal.

And so any concept of supply that has to do with matter is an unreal concept. It is destined to failure. You cannot find material supply. You may call it material supply and discover, to your chagrin, that it isn’t; and we find that matter, being unreal,—because Spirit can only beget Spirit and Spirit is all—we have to identify this matter, and we find that the Bible is telling us that it is a mental concept, that all matter is imagination; and it tells us that this imagination is cosmic, a universal imagination, and that through our sense perceptions, we become aware of what is called matter, which is imagination, and therefore, we have mental matter. All matter, according to the Christ teaching, is made of the human mind. In other words, you’re seeing nothing except what is in your mind. Nothing is there outside of your mind. As far as the eye can see, you’re looking at your own mind, and you’re calling it matter, place, person, thing, and condition, but it is your mind.

You’re looking at your thought, everywhere, and now your thought says, “I lack. I need. I want. I desire. I must pay the rent.” But God is all and God is Spirit. Spirit begets only Spirit. That which is not Spirit is not there, is not real. What are you lacking? You’re lacking Spirit, but you think you’re lacking matter, and therefore, you perpetuate the illusion of lack by seeking the matter that you’re not lacking. You don’t even have it when you have it. You cannot have it or lack it. It doesn’t exist. And so a spiritual teaching is about Spirit as all; and finally, we see that the senses have fooled us into seeking that which has no existence in Reality.

We have called it supply, but we were seeking a material identity, which is mental, which is imagination; and it could never fully satisfy us for that reason, even if we secured that which we sought. And finally, it is all wrapped up with the idea that the material world is cosmic imagination, hypnosis of the senses, unreal, illusory. And the Master says seek not the things that perish. Now, once we have established this as fact, once we have confidence in God, knowing what God is talking about through Jesus Christ, we see that we are told that the world of matter is not reality. It is not my Father’s Kingdom, and therefore, it is not Here. It is one cosmic appearance in the mind, and matter being unreal, the motion of matter must be equally unreal, and now we’re coming to the place where we may be ready to know what is meant by “Son, all that I have is thine.” But we’re not quite ready because the mind is still under the influence of concept.

Now let’s go way, way back into concept. Let’s just take our little earth, which is our material concept, and there it goes spinning around the sun, and while it spins, it’s turning on its axis away from the sun, and now the sun hits the earth. And then behind the earth is the shadow of the earth, sun shining on the earth, the earth spinning on its axis—behind the earth, its own shadow shaped in the form of an ice cream cone. The whole width of the earth casts a conical shadow behind itself, and you’re somewhere on that earth, and you’re going to pass through that shadow. You’re going to enter the shadow on one side. You’re going to pass through the complete shadow of the earth; and then you’re going to pass out of the shadow of the earth on the other side, and all of that time is going to be called night time.

When you come out of the shadow of the earth, you’re going to say it’s dawn, it’s morning, it’s sunrise; and now you’re in day time, and the whole concept of day and night is whether or not you’re in the shadow of the earth. But there is no material earth. There is only Spirit. That which isn’t there is casting a shadow, which cannot be there. The concept of night and day is based upon that which is not there. From that concept of day and night, we get time. We measure the movement. We say that time takes twelve hours for the night to come and go, twelve hours for the day.

And then in that time, we measure the movement of objects, which are not there. It takes an hour to run from here to there, five hours from New York to San Francisco. First we measure night by the passing through the shadow of the earth, and outside of that shadow there is no night; and in the same manner, outside of our concept of matter there is no death, and there is no aging process, and there is no time. And our concept of objects moving in time builds our sense of space, because time and space exist only because we fill them with shadows called objects. Now you sit down and try to figure this all out with your mind and try to form some kind of intelligent direction to take through it, and you find you cannot.

It’s the same way with trying with your mind to figure out what you’re going to do about supply. The hopelessness of it is that the very earth you stand on is an allusion. You’re looking at your concept of the spiritual earth, and you’re identifying everything you see with that which itself has no existence, with material eyes, with material ears, with a material sense of touch; and Spirit can only beget Spirit. So non-existence identifies non-existence. Supply in the midst of this is very minor, but there is a law, there is a law that removes from us the necessity for taking thought about supply, or else the Master would not have revealed that the way out of the dilemma of supply is through taking no thought. The law of transformation, when known to your Consciousness, enables you to confidently relax, knowing that supply is a natural action of your true Being.

So let’s look at that law of transformation. Let’s see that supply is an expression of your Self and not something you reach out to draw into your Self. Let’s look at the orange tree, and let’s remember that the orange is not producing more oranges. The orange is the result of an action in the tree, and as long as you have the orange tree, you’re not too concerned about the oranges coming out of the tree. You’re not worried about getting oranges. You have the tree, and when the tree produces oranges and they fall off, you don’t say, “I have no more supply.” You say, “I have no more fruit.” But you know the tree will continue to produce new oranges; and therefore, you identify the tree as your supply, and you identify the oranges as the fruit of your supply.

You know there’s a law of transformation going on. You know the tree is doing something about minerals, about water, about air, about sunlight, and combining them, transforming them into sap; and it is pushing forth the fruitage for the oranges. Even when the tree is bare, you’re not concerned. Whether you’re awake or asleep, you’re not concerned. As long as you have the tree, you will have the fruit of the tree. You know the law of transformation is taking place. Now, there is such a law in our life.

We call it the law of transforming life. We know that the Substance of our Being is our Supply, just as the tree and its sap is its supply, and we know that as the Substance of our Being flows as our Consciousness, It forms Itself into those things which are needed. We learned that from the Master’s teaching. As the sparrow can forget where it will be fed, as the lily can forget how it will be clothed, because from within itself something is forming. We learned that within the Son of God, something is ever-forming, and “Son . . . all that I have is thine.” Let the Law of Transformation continue to flow through you as you, manifesting its perfection wherever you are. Do not interfere, just as you would not interfere with the activity of the tree, and watch how the oranges, or the added things, appear as you become conscious of the law of Transformation.

Now we know this law exists, and we have failed to do one thing. We have placed a barrier between the Law and our experience of it, and the barrier is unawareness. Your Consciousness of the Law builds the bridge, which permits the Law to enter through and express. When you are not conscious of the Law, it could not become an expression in your Life. Now let’s say we become conscious of the Law of Transformation. First we must be the Son of God. The Law of Transformation doesn’t work in a human being. “Son . . . all that I have is thine,” not human being, not dust man, not earth man, not man made of atoms: Son, Divine Son. And we have been stressing Identity now, for six weeks in this class, Identity. We have had a re-Identification.

And so if you are not the child of God, if you are still this physical, mortal being who cannot be, the Law of Transformation is not taking place through your mortal selfhood. Spirit cannot act outside of Spirit. Spirit cannot act in an illusion. If you have not taken the time and the effort to re-Identify, to accept your Self as Divine Substance, Divine Being, Divine Self, if you have no confidence whatsoever in the Word of God or Jesus Christ, which is expressing the Word of God, or in the Bible, which is the Word of God and Jesus Christ, then the Law of supply cannot function in your Being.

It will not function in the man of dust, but as you re-Identify, as you accept that God is My Father—I have no Father on the earth, but God.—then you are accepting that I, the Son and the Father are never separate. I, the Substance of God, am Spirit, never less than infinite Spirit, never less than true Being, never apart from Infinity. And now you are re-aligning your self. You are fulfilling the first requisite, correct Identity, Divine Self. You are taking possession. And now, in this Self, we are in conscious union with God; and the moment you’re in conscious union with the Spirit of God as your Spirit, you are in touch with every Divine idea. Nothing is missing in the Spirit of God. Son, every Divine idea is in the Spirit of God, which is the Life of You.

If you have no confidence in the Life of God as your Life, you have discovered the barrier that you have placed between you and the experience of your natural supply. It is laying there unexpressed because of lack of recognition, and now as you think of it, as you know your Self to be Life Divine, not matter, but Life Divine, you are saying to your senses, “I am not fooled by you. I am Spirit. I embody all that God has. All that the Father has is mine, and I have confidence in the law of Life, which is that, all that the Father hath, which is mine, is expressing itself Now, Here; and therefore, that which I have experienced is the lie.” The moment you have the presence of God where you stand, realized, you have discovered more than the law of supply. You have discovered the law of eternal Life. The moment you accept the presence of God, every problem in your life is revealed as a lie.

Now let’s see what you’re lacking in supply right this minute. What are you lacking? You’re lacking knowledge of God’s presence. That’s all. You can’t be lacking supply. Supply is God. Where God is, supply is. That’s the law. In My Presence is fullness of joy. And what you’re really saying when you say, “I lack,” is that you lack the knowledge of God’s presence. “In the beginning, God.” You haven’t begun with God. You started with matter, and you try to work back to God, and you can’t. Theres no way. Matter has no existence. It can’t go back into Spirit. You must begin with Spirit to have Spirit, to enjoy Spirit, to live in Spirit, and experience Spirit, You must begin with Spirit.

So in the beginning of your meditation, in the beginning of your contemplation God, Spirit. If you want Spirit, you must begin with Spirit. Always, Jesus began with God. He didn’t work back from matter to God. I and the Father are One. I am the way. I, now, in the midst of you am greater than he that walks the earth. We have lacked confidence in God, in God’s Word, in our own spiritual Identity as the One Son of God, and so in creeps the belief of a separation. Now you could just as well have said you had dizzy spells or stomach aches, as well as saying you lack supply; and you would find the knowledge of God’s presence is the answer to all three. The knowledge of God’s presence is the answer to every problem.

And while we have been trying to memorize page 26 in a book, or page 39 in the Bible, or What did Joel say in 1952 at such and such a lecture? We have forgotten the basic principle is where you realize the presence of God, Omniscience does the rest, Omnipotence does the rest, Omnipresence does the rest. And you may be sure that every important word in the Bible and in Joel’s writing was put there by the Mind of God, which knows. And so we begin to let go of this calculating, planning, striving mind. We don’t have to struggle. We don’t have to use strategy. We don’t have to plan. We have to do precisely what it tells us to do, take no thought. Why? Because once you have established that God is present Here, Now, the work is done. There comes a surge of knowledge that God is here, and then every Word in the Bible rings with a new clarity.

It is my pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Now watch. All of the added things appear. Why? Because the law of transformation is taking place in your Consciousness. Wherever you look, whatever you see, whatever you experience, it isn’t what you think it is. It’s your Consciousness. Your Consciousness is made visible and becomes your experience. Your whole universe is your consciousness. There is no outside. There is absolutely nothing outside your Consciousness. If it is, you’re unconscious of it. What you are conscious of is your world, and the quality of that consciousness determines the quality of your world.

Now, when we look at the wheat and the tares, we find something very fascinating. That parable shows us the difference between our thoughts about supply and the Truth about supply, our thoughts about health and the truth about health. Always the wheat stands for Divine thought, and the tare or the weed stands for human thought or sense perception. You have them growing right along side each other in your consciousness, in your field; and the sense perception or the tare says, “I lack supply.” But you really don’t.

You lack the awareness of the supply that is there. You are entertaining a concept, and you are not suffering from lack. There is no one in this world suffering from lack. They are suffering from the acceptance of the illusion that God is not there. Unaware of the presence of God in their consciousness, their consciousness cannot manifest that quality of God which is called abundance. But they are not lacking. Their lack is lack of conscious union with the presence of God, and that manifests as lack.

You can lack health, but you’re lacking conscious union with the presence of God, and that manifests as health. And so while you are trying and dedicating yourself to what you think is Truth, the tares creep into your consciousness because you still depend on sense perception. You still believe that the world around you is out there because your senses say it’s out there, and it isn’t out there. There is no outside out there. There is nothing external to you.

The universe that you experience is your consciousness, and you must take possession of that universe by getting rid of the tares and not going out to just pluck them indiscriminately and uprooting the wheat at the same time, but daily separating tares from the wheat, separating sense perception from acceptance of the living presence of God here, letting everything come through your conscious awareness of the Presence; and then Divine thought, the wheat, begins to feed your consciousness, and the tares, the weeds, the human sense perceptions begin to dissolve and your consciousness, being only the wheat, only Divine thought, externalizes as Divine activity, and shows the law of transformation of consciousness. Divine thought transforms and the Consciousness out-pictures heaven on earth.

You’re out of the shadow of earth where there is no night, where there is no darkness, where there is no death, where there is no old age, where there is no condition unlike the perfection of God’s presence. Take no thought for your life is, in a sense, a paradox. It’s like that paradox last week: Be still and know. And we found out that if we are still in the mind, we will know in the Soul, and here again we are told: Take no thought. We also know we’re told to pray without ceasing. How can we pray without ceasing and take no thought at the same time? We’re also told to acknowledge the Father in all our ways. How can we take no thought and acknowledge the Father?

And so we put on our high boots, and we have to wade into that one. We have to separate these thoughts because each of them is important. Each is to open us up. Each must be faced instead of merely repeated in the mind. We are to know the Truth that sets us free and yet take no thought.

We are to separate the wheat from the tares and yet take no thought. You see, everything is forcing you into a sequence in which you begin to accept only Divine thought. All that is sense perception,

we begin to weed out of consciousness. We take no human thought. No human thought is acceptable. No sense thought is acceptable. No belief in anything finite is acceptable. No belief in imperfection is acceptable.

Who convinceth me of sin? No sin is acceptable. No unfulfilled need is acceptable. There cannot be an unfulfilled need. Every limiting thought is released. Every ungodly thought is released. Every thought of lack and limitation and sin and disease is released, and then you’re forced to the higher ground. The acceptance that when I cease being man whose breath is in his nostrils, when I cease being a person, when I cease having friends and enemies, when I begin to accept the Divinity of my Being, then I can rest in that Divinity without thought.

Taking no thought is only possible when you have accepted Divine Selfhood, because then the mind of the Father is your Mind. Taking no thought forces you into the acceptance of immortality Now. Ah, but now Joel comes along and tells us so many interesting ways in which, even when we think we know the Truth about supply, we still have barriers. We have not known, for example, that supply cannot come to us unless we have sent it forth. And you say, “How can I send it forth? I don’t know how. I don’t know where to find it.” And yet, it cannot come to you until you have sent it forth; and then he says you must obey the law of secrecy, and we never connected that with supply.

Now, there are quite a number of ways in which Joel teaches us to express supply spiritually. Mind you, you’re standing in the consciousness of Divine Selfhood knowing that all that the Father hath is mine. The tree of Life is ever sending forth its fruit. God being perfect, the expression of God in me must be perfect, and in that you have confidence, trust. You rest without question, without seeking or striving or struggling or planning. You’re accepting. And now because supply is spiritual, if you’re looking for physical supply, you’re missing the point. Spiritual supply manifests as invisible spiritual fruitage. That is why you cannot see Divine supply. That is why you can be fooled by physical supply. Always the fruitage of supply is as spiritual as the supply itself.

And when you have the knowledge of that spiritual manifestation, then in the visible it shows forth as your improved concept of dollar, home, financing, food, clothing, shelter. Always the visible is merely the concept or idea we entertain about the invisible. Between the supply, itself, and the visible manifestation, there is an invisible manifestation known only to the Child of God, and that Consciousness of it transforms into the visible. Now, you are not conscious spiritually of that manifestation, if there are certain things in your outer work that you’re not doing, because these are the signs. If you’re not praying for your enemies, it is because you’re not conscious of the invisible circle of Christ.

You may think this has nothing whatsoever to do with supply, but yet that’s the very core of the chapter. It has everything to do with it. Acknowledge me in all thy ways. You want spiritual supply, but you will not acknowledge Spirit as the All-ness, and you see when you’re praying for your enemies, that is because you are aware of the spiritual nature of each individual who appears as an enemy: Forgiveness, to forgive the offender. Why? Because the Father says, “Forgive seventy times seven,” and you say, “What’s that got to do with supply?” Well, that’s the point. You can’t deny Spirit over here and expect Spirit on the other side to shower you with fruit. You must acknowledge Me in all thy ways. If you do this unto the least of these, my brethren, you do it unto Me. In other words, if you don’t have a spiritual consciousness, how can you have spiritual supply?

A spiritual consciousness is forgiving all offenders, and Joel says it isn’t even enough to forgive those who in some way are unfriendly to you. No, you must forgive those who offend your neighbor. You must forgive those who offend your race. You must forgive those who offend your nation and your religion. And then he says, Pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you, that ye may be the children of God.

Oh, we overlooked all that. We were too busy trying to get supply. Yes, yes, you want spiritual supply. Then acknowledge Spirit as the Substance of the Universe. Look past the form. And so he teaches us, both the Master and Joel, to look past the forms of the offending persecuting neighbor, country, religion, or whatever it might be that is offending in some way, and to forgive all on the face of the earth by the recognition of their Divine Selfhood; and if you haven’t reached the level where this is a normal thing for you, then the lack of supply will continue to be a burden.

Ah, then he says there are other things, too. He says one of the greatest is gratitude, and that’s where the secrecy comes in. Do not your alms in public. Now that has a special meaning. In the first place, the giving is not to a person. In the second place, the giving is not from a person. It is the expression of your spiritual Selfhood, and it is a recognition of spiritual Selfhood. Always gratitude is the recognition of a spiritual Source and a spiritual Recipient, and until you have caught the feeling of expressing, then the spiritual Consciousness still is not there.

Now those who give great benevolences are not giving spiritually. The widows mite was more important. It was what her capacity was that counted. She gave all she had. Who did she give it to? Nobody. She expressed her recognition of Spirit. Joel says this is the most important barrier to overcome in the understanding of spiritual Selfhood and in the expressing of spiritual supply, and the one thing he cautions us against is the same thing Jesus cautioned us against. Whatever your alms are, wherever your charities or benevolences are, how many orphans you keep, how many sick people you support, this is all within your Self.

It is your recognition of spiritual Selfhood everywhere. Ah, but there’s a secret behind that too, and the secret is that secrecy is necessary because there’s nobody to tell. The moment you feel that there’s somebody to tell, you have gone out of the belief in One invisible Self. You’re coming into multiplicities. You’re coming into personalities, and the giving is no longer spiritual recognition. The giving, now, is for a consideration, for a pride, for a vanity, and the point of it is gone.

A million dollars given from a human standpoint is not spiritual giving. It is not based on spiritual recognition. It has nothing to do with spiritual living or spiritual Identity. Service is a great way of expressing spiritual awareness—but the way you express that service. If you happen to be in a business which serves the public, you may discover that you have your ups and downs, but when you understand what you do spiritually, and when you are endeavoring to fulfill a spiritual rather than a human need, when you’re looking through the human need to the spiritual need behind it, you will discover a great secret.

Whereas, in your physical human way, you had been going up and down, up and down, pleasing some and not pleasing others, the moment you find the spiritual need that you can fulfill in your work, you’ll find you always hit the target, and the need for you is increased. Any business that can transform its understanding into fulfilling spiritual needs, in other words not the supply of an individual, not the fruitage of an individual, but the inner inner spiritual Selfhood of the individual, you will find that it is always sought after. That’s how an artist or a composer achieves more lasting distinction. The need that is reached is deeper. It touches something in the Soul of the individual. That’s what makes Shakespeare an immortal writer.

And when we are doing this with the idea of serving others spiritually from our own spiritual resources and serving their spiritual needs, we discover that we have an increased awareness of our own inventive genius. Talents that we had thought were not there begin to emerge, and talents that we knew were there begin to show a depth we hadn’t suspected. It’s the same as the physical supply. Once you fall into the law of transformation so that the invisible begins to work through into the visible by your awareness of its Presence, this transformation is not just in supply.

You remember the lame beggar, who had asked Peter and John at the gate for some money? Gold and silver, have I none. They didn’t give him physical supply, but he leaped jubilantly. He walked for the first time in his life. They gave him freedom. They gave him his own Substance; and that was to teach us that when you ask humanly, we know not what to ask for. He would have been content with a few pieces of silver. Instead he walked. We would be content with increased, what we call, supply. That’s not enough. That’s the human finite mind saying, “If I have another thirty pieces of silver, everything will be all right.” That’s the deceiver.

That lack of supply is going to plague us until we are lifted up beyond, until we come to the place where I know My Identity as the very Substance of all supply; and then, instead of just giving the additional silver, will enable to me to walk in the Kingdom. It will give me my freedom. That’s the supply. The real supply is spiritual Consciousness, spiritual righteousness. To know Spirit aright is Life eternal. Would you trade Life eternal for thirty pieces of silver? Every problem, whether it’s supply or health or whatever, is an arrow pointing to higher Consciousness. It’s saying that when you find Me in You, then you’re freedom begins.

Now suppose we look at take no thought and find out if there is something in this very familiar series of verses that says something new to us. Suppose we read all the invisible ink and see that there was a revolutionary way of thinking and of living that was being presented, a way so unique that we, today, who are still seeking increased supply have clearly overlooked the Master’s message. So he said to his disciples, “. . . Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, neither for the body, nor what ye shall put on.” If we’re to accept that, then the only way you can is to change the concept of your life. This life, yes, you’ve got to take thought about it, but take no thought for your life, your real Life.

And so, in the twinkling of an eye, he has revealed that our real life is so perfect as our Father that there’s nothing to take thought about. He’s lifting us into the Consciousness that we are God Life. Be ye perfect as your Father now, and you will admit that if you knew yourself to be the perfect God Life now, would you take thought? And so when you’re taking thought, you are rejecting Identity. You are saying, “I am not God Life. I must take thought about it.” Reverse that. I don’t have to become God Life. There’s nothing I must do to become the Son of God. Spirit is all there is. I accept the teaching of Jesus Christ: God is Spirit; God is All. I am Spirit. My Life is Spirit.

And now it’s just a matter of controlling the sense mind, which wants to take thought as if I was something other than Spirit Life. You see how clear that is? Take no thought for your Life because your Life is Divine Life Now. And every time you take thought for your life, you are rejecting your own Being. You are stepping right out of Divine Self. Divine Self doesn’t have to worry about the clothes it wears.

Does the light go down to the city of Paris? Does the light go into the shops on Fifth Avenue? You don’t take thought for your clothes because you are the Light, and so here’s the message of Identity; and we have been saying, “How foolish, how can I live with-out taking thought?” When what we have had to say and what we shall say, as we open our eyes, is they’re telling me, “I am Divine Life. I am the Light of the world. I am perfect now as My Father, and then I shall reorientate this consciousness to know this: I am, I am, I am.

And so we we dwell for a moment in the I am, Divine Light, and the Light that I am requires no human food. The Light that I am requires no human clothing, no human supply, no human companionship. The Light that I am requires no thing, for the Light that I am is Infinite Light. In the beginning, God, and the Light of God was the Life of all men, and this is My Life now. Do you see, then, that when you begin with Identity, what follows will flow in the rhythm of Identity. Well if you start on the lower echelons of a me with a clothing and a food budget, you can’t work back to Identity. So at the moment we’re going to stand in Identity and let these words reveal to us who we are.

Today we’re more concerned with the mysticism of this message than the metaphysical side, and I believe this will be the way we will have to go in order to attain a Consciousness of Truth, which is not a mental consciousness. As long as you have the capacity to sit back and think about whether it’s this way or that way, we’re not in Christ, for in Christ, there are no thinking processes.

Now in Christ, there’s no inside and outside, and we’ve reached the part of our journey where the inside and the outside are One. When you apply this to any of the healings, you’ll notice quickly that when Jesus looks at a paralytic, he’s not seeing it from where he stands as the world sees it, who reads about it or as any of us would see it if we were looking at a paralytic ourselves. We see Jesus there, the paralytic here, and they’re both illusion. And even us seeing the two, we’re illusion too. There was no paralytic outside of Jesus. Infinite Christ has no outside. There’s no paralytic outside of you. There’s only one outside of your “person,” but that’s the wrong consciousness. In your true Consciousness, there is no paralytic outside of your infinite Self, nor is there one inside of your infinite Self because It’s perfect Spirit.

You can’t find the paralytic outside of Infinity or inside of It, and the reason is because you’re looking at a mental image called a paralytic; and this, which is Jesus looking at the paralytic is a mental image that “we” entertain, too. But Christ isn’t there, standing in one form looking at another form. Christ is I am in the midst of both images. I am the Life, not an abstraction. I am the real Life of that paralytic, and if I am the Life, there’s no paralytic there. There’s I am, not reaching the visible sense of human consciousness, because there’s no One to see I am. There’s no Soul Consciousness there to see I am there; and over here, this isn’t Jesus anymore, this is I am.

I am where Jesus appears. I am where a paralytic appears, and I am all that is behind both images. There’s nothing to heal there. There’s just the realization that I am. And fortunately, this over here, called Jesus, is the realized I am; and therefore, this over here, which is not the realized I am, becomes the realized I am, and the paralysis disappears. Now you stand in Jesus’ shoes for a moment and even look at a paralytic, outside of your personal self, with Here is Now. Over there, Now, is not a paralytic because there’s no over there. That over there is Here to Christ. Therefore, Here, Christ means that that realization is there, then the power of Christ automatically is made visible.

Now, think for a moment in Silence with me. Let’s see if we can get a noise from the outside that we could hear. If we hear a noise out there, the minute you hear the noise, let your mind register, “Here I am,” and you’ll begin to get the feeling of the Iness of you, which is Here. Usually, we get the noises. Now we don’t have one. As I speak to you, this can be the noise. As I speak to you, let your conscious Awareness be that the I of you is right Here where this Voice is speaking, and that I of you which is Here is the Hereness of your Being.

Whenever you hear a sound anywhere, quickly register “Here I am” in your Consciousness; and you’ll see how it shows you what, some day, will be a permanent automatic thing without you taking thought about it. Wherever a sound occurs, “I am here,” and that means the You that is sitting where you seem to be are where that sound is. You are where that sound is. The Jesus standing there looking at a paralytic is where the paralytic is. Right where the paralytic is “Here I am.” Do you see how there’s not two separate places? There’s only One, and It’s all Here. That’s the very same principle on which you have read about people who in their high states, they’re able to walk out of one body and leave it somewhere and go somewhere else.

We heard about this minister in earlier centuries, who was very adept at living in the invisible Self, and he was at one sermon, right on the pulpit making a sermon, when he remembered that he was committed elsewhere to be in the choir, right then. And so he said to his congregation, excuse me, and he just stood there and lowered his head, quiet for a few minutes, and then he resumed; and right at that moment in another church, he was singing in the choir. This is very incredible to the human mind because it thinks of two places, but you see the Truth of you is that you are right now in more than two places, and we want to get to know that. The bodily you is here, but that’s your mental creation. The Soul Self is everywhere.

And so the You of you is in many places right now without having to move a muscle, and you must become conscious that you are in every place, because that is infinite Consciousness. You don’t have to stop the congregation and go Soul traveling somewhere to be in another place, because “I am Here” and “I am Here” and “I am Here Now.” And how valuable this would be is quite evident when someone tells you your brother or sister in another city is sick or something of that nature. “I am Here” will be your instant Consciousness. You won’t to have to go into a deep meditation. You won’t have to know a lot of Truth and a lot of memorized formuli. There will be that Consciousness that “I am Here,” which needs take no thought for your Life, which has no outside, but which is the infinite Hereness; and then you won’t waste your time trying to do something out “there,” when there is no out there. There is only your Self where out there seems to be.

Now, we won’t all become mystics overnight, but we do have to rise above this third-dimensional world of matter in atoms. We do have to prepare the way for the journey into the higher Self. All healing that is any value is by Grace. The human self does nothing, but the Soul realization is made manifest as what we call the healing. All supply that is truly supply is by Grace. All good fortune that is truly good fortune is by Grace. The health, the peace, the harmony, the prosperity, the cordiality, the graciousness, the wisdom, all that flows out of the Soul, making Itself manifest in our so-called visible experience, comes by the Grace of a Consciousness which is always perfect.

The infinite Consciousness which manifests Its perfection on the Holy Ground where you stand. Now there is no place where Holy Ground is not. There is no such place. Even where the mortuary appears to be, only the invisible Heaven is. That’s one of the supreme illusions of this world. The appearance of death and lack and limitation and disease and suffering and pain is all in the mental universe. Our New Horizon takes us into the Soul Universe, and the mental universe will slowly dissolve. The new law that takes over is the law of Reality.

Now we have read in this chapter something that we had probably not noticed before, but it begins to sneak into our consciousness now with greater meaning. So when you see this: “I in the midst of you will raise up the temple of your Body,”—a whole new Body. That we had easily passed over so many times.—we thought that our old body would be made new, improved. But no, a whole new Body. Why? Because this isn’t the body we’re going to live in. The body we’re going to live in is our Body, our spiritual Body, and It is not consumed in the fire. It is not a paralytic. There’s a wonderful thing you can do in the mind while you’re waiting to attain more of the Soul realization, and that’s to know that if God didn’t make something, it isn’t there.

Even if you were a person looking at a paralytic and not in the Soul, you could look at a paralytic and say, “Did God make it? Did God make a paralytic?” Well, where is it? It isn’t there? Did God make poverty? Well, where is it? Is there another source, another creator, another cause than God Cause? Where are these things, that God didn’t make that we see? And so we have a simple little way of identifying anything as Reality or unreality: Did God make it? Did God make poor vision? Did God make bad hearing? Then why do I have bad vision and bad hearing? Because I live in the mind, and I live in the mind that God did not make, because God didn’t make a human mind.

The mind, which God did not make, how can it have perfect vision? How can it have anything perfect? It eventually gives up the ghost for that reason; and as long as I live in the body that God didn’t make, why should the laws of God apply to it? That’s why the brain has its tumors and the heart has its attacks, because in my mind self, I perpetuate my mental creation. You know, there’s even a place where, just in a second, you have this glimpse and you can’t hold it, but you realize your whole physical form is nothing but a series of mental impressions that you have received, conveying to you the form of you. Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of mental impressions have left you with the impression that you are there in a form.

But once you peel away each illusion—You’ll find some of it is a visible illusion, some is a touch allusion. Every sense has been involved in recreating your Christ Self into this illusion called “the me,” which is the ultimate supreme illusion. There never was “a me.” There was only I infinite. And when you catch that second in which you know that all I am is a lot of sense impressions glued together in my mind, you begin to get that vastness of looking out in the universe which is not obstructed by forms, by matter, by invisible atoms. You clean out of your mind all belief in anything atomic or visible or tangible or material. You live in your unobstructed, perfect infinite, invisible, One Universe. And now there’s the paralytic. It’s instantaneous: There wasn’t any paralytic to be there.

This cosmic image in time and space, you see it for what it is—without taking thought. I am there. Now, the full Godhead is there. I don’t have to think about it. It’s there, and It knows, and It does, and It maintains, and It supports Itself. It creates and does not permit any variation from Its perfection. This is your Soul Consciousness. You see the bird, and instantly something in you says, “This is I invisible,” and all of the space between the bird and your physical form disappears in your Consciousness because it is all I invisible, and you rest. You’re not worried about that bird being hurt anymore. The moment you find yourself giving up fear, concern, doubt, distrust, suspicion, you’ll know you have caught the Soul realm.

And that’s how this whole new Body begins to be part of your Awareness. You’re not forming It. You’re becoming conscious of It because this Body is bigger than this room. This Body you become conscious of is the Body that is from here to the bird, and from that bird to the next bird and throughout the Universe. You become conscious of your infinite Body. Just think, as you multiply this sense of body into an infinite Body, how that infinite Body is fed by an infinite Mind and how that all flows to where this visible body seems to be. You see how Grace, then, is only what you, your Self, cast out upon the waters, coming back. As you become Conscious of your infinite Self, your infinite Self becomes Consciousness expressing; and the Tree of Life puts out Its own fruit that way.

All that you begin to experience is nothing more than your own expanded Consciousness, so that’s why when Joel says something here, it begins to have another meaning for us: “The sun, the moon, and the stars up there in the sky are all under God’s government.” Ah, now we can see what he was getting at. The government, that is there, is the invisible living Spirit that we are seeing as these atomic stars, this atomic moon, this atomic sun. The invisible government is there as God. What we are seeing is our visible concept of it, just as we are seeing the visible concept of ourselves; but behind it is I, and I am here. I am here in the sky. I am here as perfection now being perfect, loving, Is-ing; and all of that, that he’s speaking of, as the I behind the sky, behind the moon, behind the star, this is the I of your Being. To be conscious of this I is to bring your Universe into visible harmony. You’re getting out of finite me.

At the back of the chapter, you’ve noticed the six, seven chapters he refers to: “New Horizon,” “God is One” and so forth in the other books.—We won’t do those specifically next time.—We’ll do “Supply and Secrecy,” chapter eleven. But you can see what’s happening. We’re preparing to make the Mystical I our Consciousness, not a book that Joel wrote, but our Consciousness, as It was his, as It was the Consciousness of Jesus Christ, as It was the Consciousness of Saint Teresa, as It was the Consciousness of Buddha, as It was the Consciousness of all those who had discovered the futility of the logic and the reasoning power of man’s mind as he struggles to improve a world, which is based upon the nothingness of the atom.

And if science did nothing again in its discovery of the atom, upon which we have based our mental universe and our material universe, it has proven the Truth of the statements of Jesus Christ while it is denying the Truth of them. It’s almost like Pilate, who did us all a great turn while he was making possible the Crucifixion of Jesus, because he was part of the Divine plan to reveal the nothingness of that Crucifixion. There had to be one for us to know the nothingness of it. Science, which is largely atheistic, is proving the presence of God. Pilate, who couldn’t care less about Jesus Christ, was proving that the eternal Spirit cannot be crucified.

And all this is Now. I in the midst of Pilate, I in the midst of Herod, I in the midst of Caiaphas, the High Priest, I in the midst of the rabble who were spitting, I in the midst of all those who participated, I am showing you there is no power in form. For in three days, that same form will be there because I in the midst, I am the power, Now,—And that I is the I of You Now.—Before Abraham was, that I is the I of You Now. That I of You restores the lost years of the locusts that have eaten the false fruits of a material world. That is the Mystical I. It is the Self, and it will never be crucified. It will never be in pain. It will never be lacking. It will never be limited. It is the perfect Self of God, and It is your Self, for we are all that One Self. When you remove all that appears, there I am.

And when you put back all that appears, I am still there where the visible lie seems to be, when you are that I instead of this me, then there is no place where You are not, and All of You is infinitely perfect. Now, that’s our Soul Consciousness. If you have the time and the inclination, pick up your Bible anywhere, and in the New Testament, you look at any so-called healing. Put your Self in the shoes of the healer and stand there in the knowledge that this that I am looking at, this form in this problem over there, I will face it with Here I am, Now I am.

Now I am the Is of God Being God, perfect, one infinite I here and none other, and then rest in the Word. Be still and know that this I that you have declared is God. Ask yourself then if I, that God, made this condition; and you will be able to say, “ No.” And therefore, shall I improve that condition? If God didn’t make it, shall I improve what God did not make? If God didn’t make it, can I correct it? If God didn’t make it, is it there or am I under the atomic illusion? And if it is not there, what is my solution? Be still. Let the mind which sees it there be still, and then the Soul will tell you this Truth, which makes you free, revealing only I am there, whole, complete, and perfect.

You apply these simple little rules to any of the healings in the Bible, and you will see that the power of I in you is the healing. When you will stand on those, you will be walking in the Soul Consciousness; and the Grace that flows will be the sign to tell you, you have attained that Consciousness. It will be quick. It will be sharp. It will be powerful, and it will be glorious. And It will pave the way for many new mansions of understanding.

Now, “Supply and Secrecy,” and we don’t yet know why secrecy is used with supply, but there must be a reason.

When we meet again, I’d like to know that in your re-identification, you are including that all time is included within the Iness of your Being Now, that all space is included within the Hereness of your Being Now, that all past, present, and future is in the Isness of your Being Now, that you have taken all that has ever existed and is and ever will be and put it into a One that is Now Being perfect, and that is You. That is your Self; and if you will even work with that in a measure, you will see the power of Self-revelation, of Self-expression, of the Divine Being made manifest as the Word, brought into human experience as living Grace.

If any of you care to rework your re-identifications, fine. If any of you wish to put what you have up here, fine, either way. And then before we get into Mystical I, we all want to start with a proper re-identification of Self as living Soul.

Thank you again.

We’ll take a look at Burroughs’ poem in this chapter.

“Serene I fold my hands and wait,

Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;

I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate,

For lo! my own shall come to me.”

Now those are very reassuring and comforting words to hear, and many have heard them. They put us in a momentary sense of peace until the little mind begins to say, “Well, how long do I wait for mine own to come to me? And is there something I can do in the meantime? Where shall I look for it? Shall I prepare? Shall I make some plans?”

And before you know it, we are lured into the trap of what may be called the mental universe. Now we have, today, something new to do together; and in order to do it successfully, we have to first get down into the jungle, the jungle of the mind. We have to know why. We have to answer certain questions for the restless mind. You might say we have to go into the lion’s den in order to really come face-to-face with the lion and overcome the belief that there is power there over the Spirit of God.

Now, if you were to put your finger on one word that covers every problem in this world, it would surprise you what that word is. And strangely, it was named, so that it even pronounces like “Adam” in Adam and Eve: “A” “T” “O” “M.” We’re going to put the finger on the atom and say, “There is the cause of every problem.” Yes, we can read about Grace and mine own will come to me, but we’re going to say that mine own will not come to me through the atom; and as long as the atom stands there, as long as I have a belief in the material world of which the atom is the basic ingredient, mine own is not going to come to me, and Grace is going to continue to be a word in a book.

We want to look at this atom. We want to see how it has fooled us, how, because of the atom, religion has been able to give us a God who cannot stop germs, a God who cannot stop pain, a God who cannot stop war, all because of the atom and the mind which perceives the atom and forms its own impressions, and then makes up its kind of God, based on what it knows nothing about. We want to see how science, too, can find the cause of every problem in the world and not even know that they have discovered it.

We have a universe, today, which is slightly different than it was twenty or thirty or forty centuries ago. This universe was unknown at that time. We had a physical universe, and we had it in three levels. We had a mineral universe. We had a vegetable universe, and we had an animal universe, and out of it came a human universe. Always there was a progression on the physical level, and so these four components of the physical world were unaware of the next world, which became known to man as it came over the horizon and man found himself in a mental universe, a mental world. And today we live in that mental world, comprehending it as a physical world, unaware that behind the mental world is still another one coming over the horizon into consciousness; and so whereas we were given the right to be a King in our Kingdom, we remain servants and slaves in a mental world.

Now, the components of the mental world have been discovered as the atom, and all that an atom comprises itself to be in our world is the material substance that we have mistakenly called our physical forms, the forests, the oceans, and the rivers and the mountains, the sky, the air we breath. All the we have called matter is the invisible atom. And so we reach out to grab a handful of this matter. We reach out for a handful of atoms. We think our security lies in matter, and we’re reaching out for atoms.

Always, whatever we do is based upon that invisible atom, even our senses, the eye, the ear, the nose, made of the atom; and so you have eyes that are physical and the substance of them is the atom, and they look out upon a world made of atoms, and all you’ve got is the inter-reaction of the atoms of the eyes with the atoms of the world, atom reacting to atom; and from it comes human experience. Then we have bullets, and they’re made of atoms; and we have bombs, and they’re made of atoms; and we have germs, and they’re made of atoms. And soon you get the idea that God did not create the atom. Science discovers the world is made of atoms. Truth discovers that God did not make the atoms that the world is made of; and Jesus reveals it in “My kingdom is not of this world.”

You find your problem is that you are reaching for atoms. You are trying to preserve a life among atoms. You are building security and safety and everything in life on the basis of an atom that you have never seen; and all of the karma, that we call the cause and effect of this world, is based upon the inter-reaction of the atoms of your physical form, your physical brain, your physical eyes, your physical senses with the atoms out there. And as you face this situation, the Spirit within informs you that the world, which you have said is outside there, is not there at all. You have built it by the inter-reaction of your atomic brain, your atomic mind, your atomic senses to the atoms out there, atom reacting to atom; but how can an atom react to something if there is no atom?

If God did not create an atom, what is your eye made of ? And then you face another Truth: If the eye is made of atoms, and God did not make the atoms, I do not have a physical eye. If the ear is made of atoms, and God did not make atoms, I do not have a physical ear. I do not have physical senses because God did not make physical senses. God did not make the atoms that are the substance of physical senses. And you go in and out of your body, and you find your heart is made of atoms, but God did not make atoms.

There isn’t a bone or an organ in your body that is not made of atoms, and yet God did not make them. And then you come where Jesus finally stood: I have no material body, and the atoms of my senses, which are reacting, are an illusion; and what they are reacting to must also be an illusion because that which is not here, the senses that I do not have, cannot react. The reaction is illusion, too. There is no world outside of me. There is no physical universe outside. There is no external world. And finally, there is no physical me, and so I am not on the earth.

And we reach that plateau, then, of consciousness where I, physically, am not on this earth, and there is no material earth on which I can be. That which says, “I am.” is the sense mind, the atom mind, that which reacts to what is not there and which, itself, is not here to do any reacting. You’re in the lion’s den of Truth, and slowly your atomic universe dissolves. Its only reality is in the atomic mind, in the atomic brain in the atomic senses that God did not create. There never was a world of atoms; and the whole material world, which we have worshipped, is based upon atoms that are not there. The illusion isn’t the matter. That’s only a secondary illusion. The illusion of matter is based upon a reaction of non-existent senses to nonexistent atoms.

And then when you, finally, can accept that the world of atoms is not the Kingdom of God, is not the creation of God, when you can divest yourself of every belief in a physical you with physical senses in a physical world, then your only problem is how, then, can I overcome the atom? And the mind will struggle with that for a long time. If it accepts that it wants to overcome the atom, it will strive to do so, and it will set up all kinds of barriers to the success of overcoming the atom. It will say, “God help me. God bring me this. God, I seek your help to overcome the atom.”

And the mind will try to build an improved sense of mortality. The mind will try to correct situations. The mind will think, “Well, I have all this karma behind me that I’ve got to write off first,” unaware that karma is only in the atom and that all an atom can control is another atom. All the power of atoms lies in its power over atoms; and finally, it dawns upon you there is only one way to overcome the atom, and that is to know it isn’t there. You cannot overcome it if you believe it is there because that is the trap. Before, you were trying to overcome matter, which is visible. Now, you are trying to overcome the atom, which is the basis of matter, which is invisible; and when you know the atom is not there, then all matter based upon the presence of an atom is equally not there.

The overcoming of the atom is the knowledge that there is no atom to overcome. Science, which gave us the atom as the substance of the material world, gave us a substance that is not there, but it is the invisible substance of matter. It proved the non-existence of matter when it gave us a non-existent substance as the substance of matter. All of this, to Jesus, was nothing. And so “I have no material body” was his final conclusion about him Self and about every person in the world. To him there was no person outside, no form outside, no thing outside and no human condition outside. He lived in an unobstructed universe without atoms.

And now you’re in that place where, to overcome the belief in the presence of an atom and the secondary belief in the presence of matter which is based upon the atom, you find that you cannot reach the state of non-resistance as long as you strive to do it mentally. Now think for a moment of the ramifications involved in this. You seek financial security, and that takes the form of money. Money is matter. Matter is based on atoms. Atoms aren’t there. What is money? It is a concept, but yet you’re seeking that concept. You seek a home. A home is based on matter. Matter is based on atoms, but there are no atoms. What is a home? A concept. You seek health. Health is based on good matter. Matter is based on atoms. Atoms aren’t there.

Every physical problem is based on some kind of disruption in the relationship that we entertain in mind between the atoms of our body and the external world. We don’t mind being made of atoms as long as they’re harmonious. It’s only when the discord enters in, when the ratio between one set and another set is discordant that we’re concerned. Then we’re willing to look at the ultimate Truth. The ultimate illusion, then, is that me which is made of atoms. That is the basis of the dream world. That is the basis of every condition from which we suffer. And as long as you try to overcome that condition with your mind, you find that you fail, and there are many reasons that the mind fails.

We know, for one thing, that the mind you are trying to reason with has its own built in set of logic, which is not divine logic. The mind reasons, “This is a bad condition.” Certainly, God approves of a good condition, and you’re wrong. God doesn’t approve or disapprove of any human condition, good or bad. The mind is not the mind of God. This is the mind that identifies evil. The mind of God does not identify evil. The human mind, which identifies light and dark, good and bad, is in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It is a mind separated from Reality. It is based on five senses, which are based on invisible atoms, which are based on nothing. All atomic thought is is cosmic thought; and you come right up to the cosmic mind, which is creating the illusion of cosmic atoms, and you find there is no cosmic mind there.

So as long as you try through this individual human mind, you will try to channel, to outline, to seek person, place, thing, improvement, correction; and it won’t work. Be still and know. And there’s the paradox we come to. If I’m still, how can I know? If I’m not thinking, how can I know anything? What can I use to know with? And I know that’s the paradox we all go through. They tell me to be still, and they tell me to know the Truth. Now, which shall I do? If I know there’s no Atom, I’m using my mind. If I know that everything is illusion, I’m using my mind to know it. So I’m always in this paradox of trying to know the Truth that makes me free and also trying to be still in the mind that is supposed to know the Truth. And that’s why today’s class is so important.

There’s only one way to get out of the dream of the atom world. Be still, yes, in the mind, and know in the Soul. And the secret of Grace is when you touch the Soul realm in the stillness of the mind, then you are not in the atom universe. Until then, the mind, which itself is an atomic creation, is trapping you into perpetuating the very conditions you’re so eagerly striving to lose. Be still in the mind until you open the bud of the Soul, until that Soul says, “Now, you have been still sufficiently to touch the fourth dimension. Now, I in the midst of you will reveal all that you were seeking in what you thought was an external world of atoms.”

There is no external world of atoms, and everything you sought in that eternal exists in the midst of you. The Kingdom of God is not external. It is within your Soul, not in your mind. And every religion in the world that has God in their mind finds that it has a God with no power, a God who cannot heal a flea, a God who has no concern about his so-called children, even though they worship him, a God who will not stop an assassination, a God who will let mothers die in childbirth, a God who is completely indifferent to this world. Why? Because it’s not a God at all. It’s a mental image, and the world is worshiping that mental image called God.

You cannot know God. You cannot know Spirit. You cannot know Reality. You cannot know Truth with your mind. You can only know the mental universe, the world in which the invisible atom has fooled the religions and the scientists of the world. And everyone is running around trying to improve the world, and there is no world to improve. It is all based on invisible atoms that aren’t there; and as long as you’re trying to find your security in the world, in your mortal selfhood, you are in the illusion that you are going to improve something, and even the improvement is illusion.

Always we are chasing shadows, but when you touch that realm which the mind cannot touch, which is the realm of the Soul, which is the fourth dimensional Universe, then you touch the infinite Essence, which is the Substance of all that you have been seeking. Then the infinite Essence, touched through your Soul, pours through, flowing as the Grace that forms Itself, and the law of Self-fulfillment is brought into your experience.

There is no karma. There is no being a servant to the cosmic mind. There is no chasing shadows. There is only being a beholder of the Reality. “I have come to glorify the Father,” he said. “All thou hast given me, I have kept in thy name.” We are never a witness to the invisible glory of God with our human minds. All of the hosannas we sing, all of the words we speak, and all of the hopes within us are false human logic. Fooled by this invisible little fellow, that has been fingered by science and unknown to religion; the atom, which makes the atom man, the atom world, the atom condition, the atom lack, and the atom limitation. From that little atom comes the heart attack. From that little atom comes the belief in cancer. From that little atom comes every disease in this world, all of them based on a change in a condition called matter. And none of it is there, but to the mind it’s there.

We are brought now into the realm of Grace, the Soul, the fourth-dimensional Essence, which is not touched by the natural man who receiveth not the Essence, the things of God. Our Grace never flows because we deserve it. You can fast or sacrifice or do good things. That isn’t what brings Grace to you at all. The only thing that brings Grace to you is like the overcoming of the false belief in the presence of the atom or matter: You overcome the false belief that the Grace you seek isn’t here. It always is here. You never go out to attain it or acquire it. You learn to be still in the mind, alive in the Soul so that Grace may reveal Itself. You don’t pray for It any more than you pray for sunlight. You don’t seek It any more than you seek sunlight. You rest in the knowledge that here Grace is.

Now, what we want to do today is establish a very firm foothold in Reality. We want to recognize when we are in the mental universe and when we are in the Soul Universe, so that we are not deceived into perpetuating the illusion while we think we’re coming out of it. We want to know when we’re seeking what isn’t there. We want to know when we’re doing the Divine or when we’re doing the human. You will discover that when you’re in the mental universe, you’re always in a state of time. Somehow you are drawn out into hoping tomorrow will be better.

When you’re in the mental universe, you’re always in a place. You’re in a chair. You’re in a trolley. You’re in a car. You’re in a theater. You’re at a lecture. That’s still the mental universe. Always in the mental universe, you go from here to there, and you return from there to here. You go up or you go down, or you travel at a certain rate of speed. None of this exists in the the Universe of Grace. And to say, “Mine own will come to me” is beautiful. But it will only come into your experience when you have moved aside all of the mental barriers which prohibit Grace from becoming active experience. If the shades are down, the sun, which is ever there, cannot come through. If the shades are up, the sun shines in. If the shades of your mind are pulled down, Grace can be present, but it will do you no good.

Now, there are certain qualities, then, that are necessary to make a radical change, so that you are not just improving your mental concepts to improve your mortality, but walking consciously in the Soul Universe, living in God, moving in God, having your Being in God through Soul realization, not mental realization. Ultimately, we want to come to a place where we’re doing something we never dreamed we would do. The first is to establish that level of Consciousness which you recognize as a Soul level, something that you can put into activity, into action, and hold regardless of what appearances try to draw you away.

Now let’s get these four or five or six key ideas down. The word “Here,” the word “is,” the word “Now,” the word “One,” the word “perfection,” the word “love.” Now these are all part of your Soul Consciousness. In mind you have here and there. In mind you have was, is, and will be. In mind you have yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In mind you have many, you have multiples, but we are going to see that in Soul everything is Here, everything is Now, everything Is, everything Is One, everything Is perfect, and everything Is love.

Now, when you’re not in those understandings, you are in the mind, and you’re not in the Soul. That’s how you will recognize that you have slipped into a mental universe, and the moment you do that, you can be sure that your continuity of Grace has been interrupted. The moment you slip into the mind, you are literally turning away from all that you are seeking. God is Here. This never changes. And to the God of Hereness this earth is not broken up into little places. This earth is Here to God; and therefore, this earth, which is Here to God, is also Here to the Son of God. And by Here, I mean, not there, but Here. The word “there” drops out of your vocabulary in the Soul. Every “there” ceases to exist because to God everything is Here, and I and the Father are One. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,” Here and Now.

The significance of this will become apparent in a moment. You have identified your Self as infinite Being. You have said: “I am the infinite Invisible.” “I am the Divine Child.” “I am That I Am.” Fine, now you’re going to be held to Being what you said you are. God never said, “There’s a rock here, and there’s a rock there,” because everything is within God; and therefore, everything within God is Here to God, and therefore, everything that is within the infinite Invisible is Here to that which I am. The moment you have a there, not a Here, you are denying Identity.

So it was very important, on these little identification charts we’ve been making up, not to put down words, but to put down your proven Consciousness, something you can live by. When you say, “I am the infinite Invisible,” “I am the infinite Christ,” that means to you everything is Here. You can be sure, if everything wasn’t Here to Jesus Christ, there would have been no miracles. “Here I am,” said the Voice when Moses wondered why the bush was not consumed, though it burned. “Here I am.”

Whenever there’s a laying on of hands in the Bible, in the physical appearance, it is because the One who is laying on hands is recognizing the invisible Identity of another, and the invisible spiritual hands that are being laid upon the other is the recognition of “Here I Am,” I, which is in the midst of thee,” I is in the midst of him and her. I am Here. I am Here. I am Here. I am in a thousand places. Here I am, the I in the midst of You is in the midst of every One else: “Here I am.”

One day you will hear that when you look out at another: “Here I am.” And this is the secret of the ages when it’s understood. For that, “Here I am” in another, and the “Here I am” in You, are One and the same. You have thought of yourself as looking out of these two eyes and living in this form while trying to become aware that you are the infinite Christ, and that step must be taken now in Consciousness: “Here I am.” Do you see that bird on the tree? When it says to you, “Here I am.”, that is your Self where that bird appears. And when it says “Here I am,” when you know that I in the midst of you is I in the midst of the bird, you will come to another secret: That I in the midst of everyone on this earth is You, and that is the infinite Christ; and that is how you will know you’re in the Soul realm.

To declare it in your mind is nothing. For It to declare Itself in your Soul is everything. As we sit here now, I in the midst of You am the I in the midst of every individual on earth. It is important to reach a plateau, which may never have occurred to most of us, to listen so intently within that I in the midst of the bird, that I in in the midst of the ocean, I in the midst of the sky, I in the midst of everything on this earth declare that I am in the midst of You; and where I am, I am One with the I in the midst of You because I am You. And therefore, I in the midst of the bird am Here to You. When I am in the midst of the bird, I am no longer there to you. I am Here.

For the Hereness of the I in the midst of the bird is the Hereness of your own Being. When you catch this, you have your Consciousness out of the trap of being in a body. The Voice actually declares from the bird, “I am Here,” and that “Here” means Here to the person who hears It, even though there is distance between them. It shows you there is no distance: “I am Here,” and that may come to you from another century. And that “Here” is also Now. When I declares It’s Hereness and its Nowness to you, It is telling you about your Self.

It is removing the mask of matter, the mask of atoms, the mask of time and place. It’s important to practice the knowledge that I am a hundred feet away, two hundred feet away, five hundred feet away, and that five hundred feet away is Here. That thousand feet away is Here. Every place in this world is Here because it is I. It is I who is in the midst of You. And you’re catching the true mysticism when you know that I on every planet am Here, I in every century am Here, and that I is the only I you will ever be.

That is why you can say, “I am not a person on this earth. I am I in the midst of all that appears on this earth. I am not this fragment in the form. I am the infinite I everywhere.”And everywhere is Here because everything in the Universe is Here to I. There is no place in the Universe that ceases to be anything else except Here to You. Alaska is Here. New Zealand is Here. Home is Here. Wherever you are the Universe is Here, and this is the turning. As you dwell with this, asIt registers, You find You’re not in mind; and that’s how You know It’s registering, because It begins to give you a sense of expansion, of immediacy.

You begin to see why everything was Here to Jesus. There was no “there” in his vocabulary or his Consciousness. “There” did not exist. I is everywhere, and everywhere, therefore, is Here in I. There was never a second’s lapse of time. I is always Now. And before there was a second time to lapse, stretch forth thine hand, thine arm. Always there was a Now, and only Now. There wasn’t an instant hesitation. Now Is the perfection of I. Now is the perfection of love. Now is the power of the Divine, and what comes forth? I do, for I realized is Grace. I is the Essence Now. I know thy needs. I perform. I perfect. I am the bread. I am the Way. I am the bread out of the sky because I am Here. I am the Divine manna. I am the Life, I am the Way. I am the Resurrection.

Always it is I, and it is always I Here and Now, perfect. It is the Consciousness of I Here, not just Here, but I of the Hereness of everywhere which brings forth Grace. If you think I is here, only here, No, Here is infinite. I is infinitely Here, and the distinction is the difference between the manna that flows and the manna you hope for that never seems to arrive. As you sit in a room consciously aware that there is nothing in the Universe but I, that I is the infinite Spirit of God and that is your name, and that I comprises within Itself all of the Father, that the I within you and the I within everyone you know is the same I, all indivisible, One Self same I, then you know that the I within everyone you know is the only Being on the earth. That I is Who you are, not this me; and that I is One with the Father.

When that I is your Identity, then this Universe is Here to You, and this Universe is Now to You; and everything is Is-ing Now, Here to You. Then You’re in your Soul. Now this is going to become standard Consciousness. Here, universal Here, is Here. Eternal time is Here Now. There are no more tomorrows. There’s nothing going to happen tomorrow that isn’t Now, Here in the Spirit. You have your infinite Nowness, your infinite Hereness, your infinite Isness; and that becomes the permanent Consciousness of your Soul. Whatever would draw you out of It, you meet Now, instantly with a recognition that I don’t have to wait till tomorrow. It’s what I know now in my Soul that is going to be the human tomorrow. It’s what I know Here in my Soul as the Isness of God, not the future of God. Here is Now, God, perfect, and there is no other power.

As long as this remains your Consciousness, You’re not separated back into mind, which again separates You from Reality. The conscious Awareness of God is Here, Now, and the meaning of those words, “Here Is No,” includes the infinite Eternal. There is no action on the face of the earth that, to you, is not Here, because your invisible Spirit is where the action seems to be, and your invisible Spirit, which is where the action seems to be, is Here, as well as to a human there. One Spirit; and that brings everything Here, where You are, and when everything is Here where You are, because your Spirit Is everywhere, it must flow. It flows only through that Consciousness. We may not do it today, but we will have to look at every one of the healings of Jesus and see that never once, never once did he move outside of “God is Here Now.” And that Here didn’t mean where he

stood. It meant where the fellow was three hundred feet away or three hundred miles away. That was Here to the I of Spirit. And that’s why he said, “Now is your son well.” “Now sit down and eat.” There’s no other time.

The perfection of God is always Now Here. The moment you have found some way to accept this, you’ll find yourself relaxing. That’s how you’ll know you’re moving out of the mind universe. The moment you feel that, “Oh, oh, I can relax then.” Then you’ll know your Soul is coming forth. As Man has progressed through the various universes into this mental one, still unaware of a Soul Universe that is now coming over the horizon, he’s striving to improve his situation, when all he needs do is stand still and the Soul will reveal that there never was a world of good and evil, that all lack is an atom that isn’t there.

All limitation is an atom that never existed. All hunger, all poverty, all war, all of this are atom images, made into visible images through the reaction of sense mind to the invisible, non-existent atom. And as we stand still, all of this action and reaction ceases to be. The Soul coming through the horizon of the new Consciousness reveals the fourth dimensional realm, swallows up the third, and into your life pours Essence to fill the forms, Light to remove the darkness, Truth to remove division and duality. The Hereness of You becomes manifest.

The love of the Father becomes the Light of the world. This new Consciousness of Soul, resting in Here, is Now the fullness of God everywhere, is brought right into Here; and you are truly a King in your Kingdom, instead of a servant to the cosmic mind, instead of a mortal trying to find solutions to problems that only exist in a mental universe. Then mine own comes to me because mine own is realized as being Here Now. Here is love. Here is friendship. Here is companionship, not in atoms.

The moment you insert your mind to find out how to build a friendship in the atoms, a friendship or companionship in atoms, or security in atoms, you are trying to channel the Infinite; and it would be marvelous if it worked, but it doesn’t. And if it worked, we would only short-change ourselves. It doesn’t work, and we have to ultimately come to the higher ground of Soul. Now you may still think that you’re going to enter Soul with your mind, and you cannot. The Crucifixion is there. The Resurrection of Soul, bringing forth the infinite Universe of Truth, depends completely upon the Crucifixion of the mind, which has falsely conceived a world of atoms. Grace becomes the permanent dispensation of Reality made visible.

The sub-structure of atoms is removed in our mentality, and with it goes the mentality that gave it birth. Then the peace comes, the peace which says, “My peace is evidence that I am come into your Consciousness. My peace is evidence that you have died to the mental realm. My peace is evidence that you have found the meaning of spiritual righteousness. Your righteousness now exceeds all of the scribes and the Pharisees. It is the righteousness of total mental surrender. Everything you seek, you put in one great big bag and throw it away. Your Soul is seeking nothing, and if you are still seeking, you haven’t found your Soul. If you are still seeking, you have not trusted Identity. I contain the seed of all that exists. I am the Tree of Life, and I grow my own fruit. The external world gives you false fruit.

The Kingdom of God within You Is God, Is Here Now, and Its fruit is the fruit of the vine. The locusts cannot eat Its fruit, and all the lost years of the locusts are broken when you grow the fruit from the vine of the Kingdom within. So Jesus could say, “I have glorified Thee.” We are learning how to say, “I am learning how to glorify Thee.” I am learning how to be a witness, not in a human mind, not a false witness. As You stand in the Truth that God is Here Now, and that around the corner is Here to You, the accident around the corner means that God is Here, Now; and therefore, there is no accident around the corner, except in the mental world of atoms. When there are two or more who are not in the mental world of atoms, the accident disappears.

When there is One who is not in the mental world of atoms, the manna falls from heaven. When there is One who is in the Hereness and Nowness and the Isness of perfect Love, in spite of every appearance to the contrary, you have the fourth dimension of Heaven on earth. And so ultimately, we can say, when I am in the Isness, the Hereness, and Nowness of God, earth for me is the earth spoken of when we are told that, “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.” The earth of man is the earth of atoms.

The Earth of God is the invisible Spirit which, to man, appears as a world of atoms. That earth, which is the world of atoms, is not God’s. Its fullness is deception, but the earth that is the Lord’s is Heaven. And man, looking at Heaven, recreates it into his own mental image and calls it earth. Earth Divine is Heaven, and that Earth is the Earth that is the fullness of God, and that Earth is the Earth you live in, in the Hereness, Nowness, and Isness of God. Then you experience the earth as the Lord’s and the power of the Lord and the glory of the Lord; and the Kingdom is come into experience, into living experience. We are then walking in a new Universe, the Universe of Reality, living in It in the Soul; and we are not in a corporeal form. We are in a new form. We are in the Soul body. We’re not in a form made of atoms that perish.

Now, you cannot cling to the old and have the new. You cannot be around the corner and call that here, and still be in a physical form. To be infinite, you must be out of a physical form. To be infinite, you must be spiritual form. To live in the Soul Universe, you must be Soul form. Be ye perfect as your Father—in that form, in that Soul, which lives in the perfect Universe of Grace.

In these human years ahead, there are those who will be still struggling to step out of the problems of the body. Their struggle is as much an illusion as the problems. Whoever will accept the Word of the Father, that I am Here as an infinite Truth, will find that neither the problem nor the struggle is necessary. In your Soul Consciousness, you will be making your transition out of the world that God did not create. You will find there is no need to seek any improvement. In fact, it is a disaster to seek an improvement in your human life. It is a perfect way to turn away from the very thing that God is saying, “Take It. Here is My Kingdom. It is my good pleasure to give you My Grace.” But the natural man receiveth not, only that Consciousness which is open to its own Soul.