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I think if we took our present seminar and made it an open class for all of the world, we would find a mixture of reactions among the listeners. Some would frown, some would be perplexed, some would shout blasphemy, some would be confused. All of the world teaching is against what we are saying together here. It’s as if the drowning man has no capacity to accept the lifesaver. He says, “let me drown. Let me drown. I don’t want to be saved. I want to die.”
And although there is little doubt in the minds of some of us that the world needs the truth that is in these Infinite Way teachings and in the Bible, from a Spiritual interpretation, there is a widespread rebellion against change from tradition. Tradition dictates that we must die and we must hope for a future better life on the strength of our present goodness, along certain channels of goodness.
And so you have people in all walks of life who attend various services on Sunday. We even have a chaplain in the United States Congress.
Occasionally someone mentions the word, “Spirit” in a different manner such as, “the Lord’s Spirit will pour upon us,” and then the mesopolitics goes right on its usual conspiracies and briberies.
So we must expect opposition if we bring our teachings to the market place. And individually, we must expect opposition if we try to sell it to our neighbor or even to members of our family who disapprove. Each must be allowed to select their own way. Each body of water must run its own course into the river. It’s nice to be asked to share. But when you’re not asked, you cannot share that which another individual refuses to receive. You can’t force it down somebody’s mouth or into their consciousness. And so don’t be surprised if you go forth all aglow and know that you have something to give to the world, but it doesn’t want it. And the best way you can give it, is to live it secretly and silently and in every way, secretly.
That doesn’t mean the we allow the lie to run rampant all around us while we put a finger to our lips. It means that we stand there as a bulwark of inner peace, inner light and when confronted, we know what to do and what to say. We don’t go forth but we can certainly know what to do when confronted.
Now Armageddon is an interior conflict in which even you have your doubts and the big fight put up, becomes an open warfare so that you’re split down the middle. Now all of this happens only because you are on the threshold of eternal truth. Armageddon doesn’t happen to just anybody. It happens only to one who is approaching illumination. So be grateful for the attack. It’s a sign of your Spiritual level. And the funny part about is it that the battlefield is anywhere.
It comes in such unexpected ways even while you expect the unexpected, something even more unexpected than that happens. It is very tricky but your Soul cannot lose and so you will win the battle of Armageddon and then you have another battle. Armageddon comes to you as the forces of evil, the forces of error, cosmic mind hypnosis throwing at you every negative in this world especially where you’re the most vulnerable. And after you win that battle, which is inevitable, the next battle is all the forces of good having failed to unseat your determination to live in the Kingdom with evil, world mind has the uncanny knack of turning right around and attacking you with good, all disguises of course to draw you back into materialism, into a physical form, into this world and out of your Spiritual reality.
Oh you’re too wise for that, of course. But Jesus didn’t think so. The Spirit of God in Jesus said, “I know they think they’re too wise to be decoyed by good but let’s see if we can teach them a few things anyway.” And so the Master, the Master who needed no more temptations, was tempted. And He was tempted no longer by evil but by good and there’s only one purpose for the three temptations in the wilderness, they are to teach us how to recognize the forces of the cosmic mind which attack our Divinity with every possible disguise.
Before you listen to the three temptations from your Spiritual vision, review carefully, precisely what Jesus was going to teach us so that you do not fail to recognize every detail for what was taking place. In your thirty-five days in the wilderness, certain truths have solidified in your consciousness. Forgetting all subtleties, let’s just take the broad scope of what we should have learned in thirty-five days in the wilderness which for you is still to come but which we have concentrated in these few days together.
First you have learned that you must stand in your Divinity. Your identity is the major foundation of your life. Your substance is the Spirit of God. Your mind is the Consciousness of God. You have the Divinity as identity. I am the Son of God, heir to all the heavenly riches that are now present in the Kingdom of God on earth. My substance is pure Spirit, not flesh. My consciousness which was once my mind, is now the Consciousness of God for I and the Father are one Consciousness. My body which was once flesh and blood is now Spirit, undivided from my Father and infinite as my Father. My life is Divine, eternal, perfect as my Father.
These are the cardinal points which should be your permanent awareness, your daily living and breathing in these five cardinal points as you walk this earth and as you walk through the wilderness without personal sense, without responding to the evidence of the senses and upholding the truth of your being.
You might add a few:
I live in the Kingdom of Spirit, not in the world of matter.
I live in the will of God, not in human will.
I live in the Divine Self, not a personal self.
This must be solidified. It had been in Christ Jesus to the point that He was chosen to portray for us visibly how you and I should walk through our wilderness meeting the one adversary, the carnal mind that hypnotizes man into a dream of mortality that must die.
Now let’s look at His temptations for they are our temptations in broad canvases. In Luke 4, “And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.” What happened? Having been baptized by John, Spirit had proclaimed, “This is My Son.” Divinity was an established fact. Jesus knew His Divinity. He knew Himself to be these points and more that we just enumerated; I am the Son, I live in the Spirit, I am the Spirit, All power is in my Spirit, I live in the Kingdom, I have no human will because I am not a human being, I have no personal self, I live in the will of my Father, I trust my Father, I know my Father is present because my Spirit is the Spirit of the Father, The Father is within me.
All of this is crystallized into one, Infinite Consciousness which knows the presence of God stands where I am. This is holy ground. It will not change. Nothing can change the reality of Being and further there are no persons here to change them. Spirit that I am is Infinite. I am the Spirit of all who appear before me.
This is the consciousness called Jesus as closely as we can, this is the consciousness of each of us, as we practice day in and day out. And Spirit, having declared Him to be the Son of God and led Him into the wilderness to be tempted so that, that which is the Son of God would face the test, “Am I? If so, what do I do about it when I meet that which denies my identity?” That’s what you’re going to face in forty days.
Your temptations will be fragments of these three temptations. And so you’ll recognize in these three the generic truth about all temptations. “In forty days, tempted of the devil and in those days, He did eat nothing and when they were ended, He acted with hunger.”
He’s being tempted now into the belief that He was hungry. That he was a hungry person. We may be tempted into the belief that we need food, just as He, and this could be a false appetite for many things. All of our false appetites would come under the heading of “He had no food and therefore He was hungry.” Because we convince ourselves, “I must have this. I must have that.” And I’m not just talking about food. All of our false appetites are things that we are determined to have, some impulse in us, some insatiable impulse says, “This I must have. Why not? It’s here. I want it. I need it. I must have it.” Of course, what is happening is that a human being is responding to a need that is not a need of their Divine being.
And so, they’re denying Sonship, right? They’re denying they are the Spirit of God. They’re stepping out of identity to abate a false appetite.
We are being given the weapons to stand within right identity and to recognize the disguise of the false appetite, is the world mind trying to induce you not to be the Son of God. And your choice of the false appetite is your way of saying and responding to the fact that you are not the Son of God but rather, you are the human with the false appetite.
And you may think well, for this twenty minutes or thirty minutes, what of it? But once you break that chain, once you separate yourself from your identity, in twenty minutes, you could spend twenty years to get back.
And the devil said unto him, “If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that It be made bread.”
Well, I am the Son of God. But why should I command the stone to be made bread? Because you’re hungry. Oh, but the Son of God isn’t hungry. The Son of God doesn’t have to go outside into the world for food. My identity is the bread. I am the bread of life.
You’re recognizing that which seems good. This is the attack of good. If you’re hungry, don’t be silly. Get that food but take that and spread it out into other things. If you need this money, don’t be silly, take this bribe. If you need that contract, don’t be silly. If you have to do a little under the table, do it.
Don’t you see, everything that says, this is good for you, do it. Find a way. Don’t worry how, but get there and do it. Change something, manipulate, anything but do it.
Now, the larger principle then, is that you cannot use the power of God for a human purpose. Once the power of God can be used for a human purpose, you’ve got bedlam and tyranny.
Power that can be used for human purpose can be abused and there’s no such thing as a God placing Divine power in the hands of a human being. And so, as long as you are willing to use Divine power for any purpose, it will be withheld from you. If you’ll make any exception, it will be withheld from you.
There’s enough trouble from people using power that is not Divine. But give them unlimited Divine power and we would have chaos on this earth because I have many people that I favor. over many people I don’t favor. We have enough intolerance and hate and greed as it is.
Divine power could not even be used to feed what appeared to be a hungry man and that’s to show the extent to which it must be impressed upon us that Divine power can only be used for Divine purpose and all human rationalization is a waste of time.
Well isn’t it Divine for me to be fed? Isn’t it Divine for all the hungry children in the world to be fed by God? Well if so, let God decide that. Go ahead and feed them but don’t try to use Divine power to do it. Rather, rest in the knowledge that your Father knoweth their needs. And what you’re calling a starving multitude is your human concept.
You see, we can’t even use Divine power to save a nation. But no, this individual could not use Divine power to change stones into bread. And did this individual starve? I see no sign that after this incident, in refusing to use Divine power, that Jesus went around still hungry. As a matter of fact, when it was to the purpose of Spirit to use Divine power, the same individual who would not change stones to bread for His own personal self, changed loaves and fishes in a small quantity, enough to feed a multitude.
Why later and not now? Because this was one principle and that was another. And the same individual changed water to wine. Why not now? Because that was another principle. That was to show the transformation from humanhood to immortality, from the water of humanhood to the wine of Spirit. And the loaves and fishes were to show that always present the Father is feeding His Son. Always. But it takes Soul perception to bring it forth. Here, for a personal purpose? No. And yet the capacity was there as shown later.
Now then, interpreted from your point of view, can you be tempted in any way to break a trust and to do what is not in the character of your Divinity for an expedient human purpose? And think deeper and say, “If I cannot do that there must be a better way.” There must be a better way.
The better way is that your Spirit, the bread of life is self-providing, self- maintaining. It will always have a table prepared for you in the wilderness and never deny it. You won’t have to use Divine power to put food in your table or money in your bank account or to manipulate anything in the so-called human world. You will never need Divine power for that purpose. If you are standing in your identity as the Divine Son all that you need is provided through the magic pipeline of Christ through Soul into mind and into time made visible, manifest, tangible, available by your Spirit. That’s the pipeline. And it is all simultaneous. You don’t wait ten years. You don’t wait three months. It all comes when needed, and where needed, in the right quantities needed.
The only question is, “Are you living in your identity? Are you living in the Spiritual Kingdom where the substance is?” Cause what you’re really looking for now is substance, which translates into what the world calls food. You can say, “Oh I could get all the food I need at the market. I don’t need any personal, Spiritual substance.”
But we’re talking about something deeper than food here. A material mind would interpret it as just a matter of food. We’re talking about building your strength and your dependence and your resources in your own Spiritual identity constantly, for all things. All things. “Seek ye first the Kingdom.” All things will be added.
So that you become what is called self-existent and depend on no man, no outward circumstances. You know, your needs are met through your Spiritual identity and the confidence of this based on the experience of it, is constantly confirmed so that never need there be one anxious thought that you can be deprived of anything that you truly need, whatever. I think it’s clear.
And Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word of God.” And so through Soul comes, quote: “the Word of God.” Never think of the Word of God as just a spoken word. The will of God is the Word of God. The power of God is the Word of God. The love of God is the Word of God. God expressing in any way is the Word of God.
And it comes through your Soul constantly, unceasingly and that living expression of God through your Soul is the only bread you need. You need no outer world material substances for your sustenance, your life, if you have the expression of God in your Soul, received, understood and if you are true to it.
I think most of us have a feeling about that. And this is all by way of clarification. I think most of us know that if we are doing our best to live according to Spiritual principles, that the power of the Presence is with us. I don’t think we have to be considered beginners in that area.
The point of this is not to treat you as a beginner but rather to show you that even the slightest straying for what seems to be a good human purpose is a disguise of the world mind, to tempt you out of your oneness with the Presence into a sense of twoness. The you that needs something, you see, is duality.
And the devil taking Him up into a high mountain, showed unto Him all the Kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. This is another part to the Bible without that phrase, “in a moment of time.” Luke, bless Him, put it in.
The Kingdoms in time were offered to the Christ. It’s like saying to God, “Here, I’ll give you all the Kingdoms if you do, if you worship me.” So he’s talking to the Son of God, this cosmic mind and he’s saying, “I’ll give you all the Kingdoms in time” and the Son of God looks at him, “Who is this queer little animal, offering me all the Kingdoms?”
This is, it’s my own mortal mind, in me, trying to tell me that I’m a human being and these things are a great benefit to me. In other words, through my mortal mind comes this temptation. Why not take this great opportunity that’s offered to you? It’s a one in a lifetime shot. Never get it again. Better grab it. Well, in order to do that, I have to, uh, leave this area of Consciousness that I’m in, where I’m just beginning to find myself. “Well, don’t worry, you can go right back to that. This is once in a lifetime. You can always go back to the Bible.”
There are all these delusions about this “once-in-a lifetime things” that nag at us and try to persuade us, “maybe a little sacrifice of principle on this part, just this once, for some greater good.” Now, I start to figure, “How can I persuade myself that this thing is really good and what I’m doing isn’t really bad.” And you begin to fudge those edges real nicely as we are all so capable of doing.
And finally, “why it’s inevitably attractive that I take this. I’d be stupid not to.” And then comes the voice, “But what about this that you’re forsaking?” And the conflict is there. It’s always there. The choice between the Spiritual good and the material good.
And so, the entire world and all it contains is offered in this particular temptation. A little larger temptation than most of us are going to have. But go back to your basic principles.
“I already have the Kingdom of God. What would I want with a counterfeit, the imitations? Now, if I am the Son of God and I have the Kingdom of God, what in this world can tempt me to forsake that which is the Kingdom to accept that which is in the world?”
You see the acceptance of that which is in the world is the rejection of the belief that I have the Kingdom.
Now going deeper.
Cosmic hypnosis comes always in a material disguise. It is kind of like a saboteur, comes to work in the plant, pretends to be a great mechanic and when you turn your back, it throws a shoe in the machinery. That’s exactly how the word was derived from the French word, “sabot” s-a-b-o-t. These people would throw shoes into the machinery.
And that’s how the cosmic mind works. It makes a friend of you, it walks along the way with you, has a little cup of coffee with you, it befriends you. It gradually persuades you, it holds up some nice little trinket (bauble) and in the moment when you think not about your identity, you find yourself stepping into a material body, into a material world, into a material consciousness and out of the power of your own Divinity.
You make this great acquisition over here and you lose the Kingdom of God and for a while, you’re so happy. But that shoe was in the machinery and all of a sudden that machinery doesn’t work.
These temptations in their broadest aspects are to prevent the birth of Christ in you and so they are the anti-Christ.
I think of so many people who have made and lost fortunes. You see them after they’ve lost it and their just like another person. They’re riding high when it’s all rolling in. The world loves them and they can buy what they want. Then one day the bottom falls out. They have no protection. They’re just riding in the tide of matter. One day it’s up and one day, it’s down.
You are the king of a Kingdom. Your Source is the Infinite Father and any bribe of any kind from this world mind to get you not to be the Son of the Infinite Father who is the king of a Kingdom is almost unthinkable when you know identity and are living it.
It’s only when you fall asleep that these great temptations of the world slide in and so we are learning to stay awake and to recognize them. Jesus acting out the part for us, says.. And Jesus answered, said unto him, “Get thee behind me Satan.”
He’s talking to his own mind. That which was once a human mind of a human individual. He’s saying to his mind, “Get thee behind me.” That little persuader inside you, is the one He’s talking to. “Get thee behind me. For it is written thou shall worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.” Lord thy God – worship – serve.
So then, in worshipping only God, we are recognizing only that Spirit exists. There are no kingdoms of the world. If you’re to worship only Spirit, He’s telling you that this world is a mortal dream. He’s telling you that the form is part of the mortal dream. He’s telling you there is only one creation and that it is Spirit.
You want to step out of Creation and walk in the illusion? There it is all around you but all that it can tempt you is an illusion. Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and serve only Him. Serve Spirit, be Spirit, know Spirit, accept Spirit. You’re in a Spiritual universe and you are the Spirit of God.
You know, it seems to me that if a person would live with that Consciousness, let’s say for one year, surviving one way or another through that year against all odds and all temptations, falling here and there but willingly remaining in the Consciousness of Spirit everywhere, it seems to me that one year would make that individual impervious to anything this world could throw at him – totally immune. And if a child of six did this and was taught the meaning of it, at the age of seven that child would be a Master.
It would be worth the year to train any individual including yourself. One year of living in absolute truth with all the suffering that goes with it. It would be the equivalent of twenty or thirty incarnations for most people because now we are in a position at least to have the truth. We know the truth. Our only problem is to apply it. We know it. We all know it. That’s the only thing left for us now is the application. To serve only Spirit. To know only Spirit. Look through all that is material to see its Spiritual identity. To look beyond the darkness of form into the invisibility of the light, to probe that with our Soul Consciousness at all times. To greet it, to respond to it, to talk to it, to love it.
Of course the tempter won’t give up. “Let’s see, what have I tried now on this fellow? I’ve offered Him the Kingdoms of the world. He’s pretty stubborn. He wouldn’t even feed himself with bread. All He had to do was convert those stones. He thinks He’s the Son of God but I’m going to ask Him now to prove it.”
And he brought Him to Jerusalem and set Him on a pinnacle of the temple. Of course that would be a strategic place to take Him. He would impress all these religious people. That’s what he’s been trying to do. Speak to religion and convert it to God. So why not go to Jerusalem right on top where He’s in full view. All of Judaism would see Him. Put Him on the top of the temple and I’ve got a great plan. This one is better than anything Barnum and Baily ever dreamed up.
And he said unto Him, “If thou be the Son of God?” “If I am, I am.” “well if thou be, cast thy self down from hence, for it is written.”
And this will give you a Biblical back-up to tell you why you should do it. It is written, “He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee.”
So you’ve got the Bible behind you, if you do this. You know how people quote the Bible to back up anything and I had, the son of a minister who told his congregation that his adultery was fine. He could tell you in the Bible where it spoke about that sort of thing and condoned it.
You probably know whom I’m talking about. He had the effrontery to say that. He could find the passage in the Bible for them which said that adultery was fine if conducted in a certain manner. His father was running a religion that sends out magazines all over the world and is rather highly received and the son of course was trying to unseat the father while the father was sick once and then this came up. Very embarrassing for only five minutes. To him it wasn’t embarrassing at all. All he had to do was find some appropriate scripture and that is strange but the human mind always tries to justify itself. It is very self- serving.
And so the tempter says to you, “Now you are the Son of God, right?” “Yes, I am”
“And I want you to jump from this parapet down in front of all these people who will then say, ‘There’s not only the Son of God but the, our Messiah’”and just to make you realize that God approves this, God has already told you that if you do, His angels will take care of you.
Now you’d seem to be cornered with a character like that. You’d say, “How am I going to get rid of this fellow or is he speaking the truth? Should I do it? It does sound like a pretty good plan. I’ve been doing it the hard way. I can do this all in one fell swoop.” You think about it and then suddenly it comes to you, “Wait a minute, he’s tricking me. Who is he? If I’m the Son of God and that’s all there is in this universe, who is this little man? This must be some kind of a vision. He isn’t even there. He doesn’t exist.
He’s a person, something back from those days when. There never was a person in the Kingdom of God. I’m walking in the Kingdom of God. Oh, I must have been in mortality for that incredible moment but back to where I belong and now I know, too that I was tricked into thinking there were people that I had to impress. There aren’t any.
In the mortal dream, we have the person who tempts, the people you’re going to please and we have the person trying to prove I’m the Son of God to whom? Please don’t prove to anybody that you’re the Son of God. I think that would be the biggest point here. Don’t prove it to anybody because the minute you want to prove it, you’re saying I’m not it. Who are you going to prove it to? Think about that.
Is there someone else? And if you’re the Son of God, what are you doing in a world? And if you’re in the Kingdom, who else is there but the Son of God? In most of the points you’ve got so far, you’ll find you can back all this up with two, five, ten of the points.
“I am the Infinite Son of God and there is no other. I am the Self of all who walk the visible earth,” and so on.
And so the Spirit says to us, “That ego must go, that vanity.” You really want people to think that you’re a very Spiritual person? That’s an anomaly right there. A Spiritual person? There is no such thing. I know a lot of people who want to prove to you they’re Spiritual persons, not knowing that by being a person, they’re not Spiritual.
We have come over that. I hope because if we have, it’s easier to detect those insidious little suggestions that try to make us go into that little show off routine. And so I think now that I have all these people assembled, I’ll show them I can also change water to wine. Let’s have a little meeting next Sunday and I will show you folks how to change water to wine. Or I know another, If you will come to me with all the cavities in your mouth, I would show you that without gold or silver, they can be filled.
And you know that there are people who can do that? There’s nothing Spiritual about it and if you find that you are tempted to show some special capacity, only for the sake of proving to others that you are specially endowed, you might as well realize that you are not living in the Spiritual identity or in the Spiritual universe. You’re showing qualities of the cosmic mind and fine, nobody’s saying there’s anything wrong with that other than that if we would live in the Spiritual universe, let’s do it. Let’s not take a temporary good which will vanish and reject a permanent good which is available.
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Why squander your heritage when you have eternal life in an eternal Spiritual body? Why make the mistake of flaunting some human capacities in a material body?
Now the Spirit is saying there’s nobody to impress if you’re living in your Spiritual Kingdom. Inhabiting that Spiritual Kingdom is the Son of God, one with the Father. There’s no one else there. Mortality is not. And the vanity or ego that would wish to show mortality how much I know or how blessed I am by the Father is nothing but carnal mind in disguise making a foolish mortal out of one who does not know that he is the Immortal Self.
Again, get the behind me Satan.
“And in their hands, they shall bear thee up, (his angels), lest at any time tho, dash thy foot against a stone.”
Ah now, a bigger point. It dawns.
How can a Christ body jump from the top of a roof, a parapet? Only a human body could do that, right? And so, in this great desire to show how endowed I am, I, this human body, leap. I leap to my own death. The moment I become a human body, there’s nobody to catch me. And if I leaped a million times in an invisible body, who would see it?
So you’re tricked into this human body. You’re tricked into all of a sudden accepting a human body when you are the Infinite Spiritual body. And now, in a human body, the reason you’re leaping to be caught is because you are separated from the God who is going to catch you. You are separated from that angel who’s going to catch you. Now you’re accepting separation. And you’re accepting external space to leap in.
It all becomes so clear that the moment you accept one lie, the lies multiply. There is no separation between God and man, who is Spirit. How can I leap? Whom shall I prove this to when all there is, is Divinity? You begin to get many, many points that are expressed here. All very tricky. All rather sneaky.
And that’s how the tempter comes. It’s crawling on its little serpent belly. It looks up to you and it says, “There’s good and there’s evil. Why don’t you have a little of both. Try it out and see what it’s like.” But there’s neither good nor evil. “Why callest thoume good?” Is there someone bad somewhere? Everything is perfect.
And so the imperfection again, the implication that someone is doing something wrong, oh we can say they’re taking bribes but we have to correct ourselves within while we’re saying it. Who’s taking the bribe? That’s what you’re seeing, yes I know. That’s what I read in the papers, yes. I’m living in the Kingdom of God, in the Spiritual universe and I am not going to indulge in this gossip that pulls me back into the world that I have renounced. I’m going to walk through this world. I’m going to walk through the unreality knowing the Reality.
Now that is the real wilderness experience. To walk in your Reality through the unreality, unresponding to the unreality, knowing the Reality is there.
That’s our forty days.
Jesus answered and said unto him, “It is said, thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God.” And when the devil had ended all the temptations, he departed from him for a season.
There’ll be more temptations. There will always be temptations. The only time there will be no temptations is when you have actually made your transition into the fifth world.
We have five more principles in our forty days in our wilderness. Some of them based upon the three temptations.
The first one: My Kingdom is Spirit.
I know there’s so many who do not realize My Kingdom is Spirit. The world is cluttered with millions and millions and millions of individuals unaware that they have a Spiritual Kingdom. We forget ourselves. This is a permanent fact. My Kingdom is Spirit.
Now when you get up and your run to catch that 8:10 commuter train, and you have this 9:10 appointment, and you’re thinking, “What did I forget to take with me? Is my necktie straight?” You’re not thinking, My Kingdom is Spirit.
But if you have been living that way, it won’t be just that particular morning. And somehow a different way of life comes upon you. The right things are in the briefcase the night before. There’s plenty of time to do everything just right. The frenzy, the frantic pace, all this becomes a peaceful, effortless continuity of divine rhythm.
So you start your day with My Kingdom is Spirit. You give it time to percolate in the back burner of your consciousness. When you leave that house, My Kingdom is Spirit is uppermost. Your chest is out. You’re strong. You’re fearless. You’re confident. My Kingdom is Spirit. And everywhere I go, my Spirit is and my Kingdom is. Whoever walks in my Consciousness today is walking in my Kingdom of Spirit, under the law of my Kingdom of Spirit, under the harmony of my Kingdom of Spirit. I’m not looking at their visible. I know the invisible of them. It is My Kingdom of Spirit.
Am I worried about my children taking the bus this morning? Well why not put them first in your Kingdom of Spirit and then let this bus go.
Whatever concerns you have are because you are not aware that you have a Kingdom of Spirit right where the world seems to be. The Invisible Kingdom of Spirit is not of this world but it is right where this world seems to be and it is My Kingdom. I use the word “my” to mean your Kingdom. Your Kingdom and My Kingdom are one Kingdom.
My Kingdom is not of this world. It is a Kingdom of Spirit invisible to human sense. It is the Kingdom of my Father. It is my only Kingdom and I am the King of it because I am the Son of God. And I am the Son of God everywhere there is a human flesh, a physical mountain, a physical sky. Wherever there’s a bird, an insect or a fish, my invisible Kingdom of Spirit is and I inhabit all of it.
That’s your first day, number thirty-six.
This day the tempter will certainly try to make you realize that there’s a world out there. And yet you better do something about it.
And so you might be offered some temptation to accept some promotion in this world, not in your Kingdom which does not quite fit in with the Divine Rhythm of the Father and you’ll recognize the difference. When they come to you from the Father, they have that ring. Ah, this is from the Father. That is from the tempter.
There is a Spiritual ring about that which comes from Spirit and it looks just the same as that which comes from the tempter. They almost look like twins. This position or that position? Which is the tempter and which is the Father? You Soul knows because your Soul sent the one who is from the Father.
A mental decision might be right, might be wrong. A Soul decision is never wrong and you cannot make a Soul decision if you’re living in a mind or if you live in the Soul every now and then.
Soul Consciousness recognizes the invisible hand of the Father in all things. Mine hour has come. Three years, mine hour has not come. All of a sudden mine hour has come. What told Him that? How did He know? Have you that mind that was in Christ Jesus? It functions through your Soul. It knows when your hour has come.
First day, My Kingdom is Spirit and there’s not one speck of matter in My Kingdom. My Kingdom is real. There’s no mortal dream in My Kingdom. My Kingdom is of the Father not of the world. The world will try to offer me this, that and the other.
And on the second day, my first principle will be: “I already have the Kingdom of God.”
I’m not hoping today for that big break or for that new development. What’s hoping for that big break, that new development? This little mortal mind out here. I already have the total Kingdom of God. Already have.
To him who has, all will be given. If you have the Kingdom of God, there’s nothing missing. It’s all there. Everything that will ever be needed unto eternity and if you don’t have it, you’re in trouble. You’ll forever be picking up little suggestions from the world mind about your lacks and your limitations. It will be saying, “you can change the stones to bread. Use your Spiritual power.” No. I already have the Kingdom of God and all it contains. It will manifest. I don’t have to tell it what to do. It will manifest.
If it wants a better position to appear in my life, it will. If it wants a change, it will make a change. I trust my Father. I’m not going out into mortal, manipulation or mortal decisions. I trust my Father. I have the Kingdom. It is the Kingdom of God who is my Father, my Source, my Being. I trust my Being. I trust my Source. I trust my Father. I rest in that trust with total confidence and therefore, I’m not peeking around the corners to see when and how much. I rest in the Father’s bosom.
Peace, be still. It is I, I who know all your needs. Can the Father forget the Son? Are you the Son?
The light begins to shine within. You feel a oneness with Divine Intelligence, a great inner intuition. Oh this must go far beyond just material good. I was willing to use Spirit just for temporary material good or to mistrust Spirit for a moment and try to get back there and influence it just a little. What about this Father? I’m going to turn this problem over to you. I say that all the time, Father, I’m going to turn the problem over to you. Why? What problem?
That was fine in our earlier days of learning truth. I’ll turn the problem over to God and now I can say to the world, “I’ve turned it over to God. I don’t have to worry about it anymore. It’s God’s problem, not mine.”
Now that sounded great at one time. It was a very great piece of good advice, good sense of freedom developed out of it, and in your new Consciousness, you say “What problem?”
You see how we’ve stepped up to the point where the problem is the denial of who you are? Only the mortal has the problem. And so your way of turning it over to God is not saying, “Here take care of this problem,” but I have the Kingdom of God in which there is no problem. Now that is a higher method, a higher technique for you and one that works slightly better because it is true to God. There is no problem in the Father.
The moment you have the habit of thinking, “I can turn problems over to God,” you’re going to find that some of those problems aren’t handled and that’s because God doesn’t handle problems.
And so you take this iron and you iron out all these wrinkles in your consciousness and one of them is that the mere existence of the problem is a statement that you have wandered back into mortality. And so when supply is dwindling, the answer isn’t how do I find supply, the answer is how do I find that supply is already part of my Divine Being. That’s the real solution.
Supply is part of my Divine Being. I have strayed into an area called mortality where supply occasionally becomes a problem. I have slipped. I have fallen. I’m human again. And that isn’t even who I am. There is no me. I am not a me, I am I. I am heir to all the heavenly riches and I have no supply problem unless God has a supply problem. I haven’t. And I understand that God has infinite supply and I’m in the pipeline.
So your way to all limitations is to realize that all limitations are mortal. I already have the Kingdom of God, all of it. Second day. And then let the tempter come. Welcome him with open arms. He really doesn’t exist, you know. He’s a mirage. He’s trying to convince you he exists and here comes his first disguise, the second, the third, all in the mortal dream. And if you’re not there in the mortal dream, no tempter can come to you.
Third day. And this goes right along with supply but in a larger sense than, food or money. It has to do with the total fulfillment of every need so that all needs are already fulfilled. In other words, with this principle, you can never say, I need this or I need that and I’ll find a way to fill that need.
Instead you come to the truth and that’s your third day: “I am the bread of life.”
This is a very specific quote but it is your third day because it will make you see that in your Spiritual Self, your only self, all needs are fulfilled in advance.
Spirit cannot withhold or shortchange itself. The fullness of the Godhead is the I of your being, your identity. I, is the bread and that is the substance. My identity is the substance of every need and you can never run out of I substance.
And so when you start your third day, if you have fallen into a belief that you have needs to be fulfilled, remember that all those needs are already fulfilled in the Spirit and the fulfillment which is already complete in the Spirit will manifest in the visible as you remain in the knowledge that I am the bread of life. I am I and that I that I am is the bread of life.
That’s your third day.
I’m just waiting a moment for it to sink in, when there comes that inner response saying, “I feel it. I am. I am the bread of life. I am.”
The I of my being has already met every emergency that will ever appear in this world concerning my life. All emergencies have been met. All needs have been fulfilled. I am self-complete in God. I am the bread. I have the substance which is my very being. I have the substance of all form, not just physical form, but all form. That mountain is made of the bread of my life and that river is made of the bread of my life. And that earth that produces food, that is made of the bread of my life. That earth is the Lord’s. That earth is the substance of my life. It’s not earth. Oh no, that’s just what it appears to be. It is I, the substance, the bread of life. It is the invisible Spirit that I am.
Everywhere I look, the substance of my being is the only substance there. I am the bread of all life everywhere. I am the substance of all form. Do I need form if I have the substance? No. I rest in the substance and omniscience automatically does the rest.
Form without substance is valueless. You’ll only have a shell. You’ll have mental form instead of Soul form. As I rest in the substance, the Soul will produce the visible images. That what the loaves and fishes were when multiplied. Soul images. Gold in a fish’s mouth. Soul images. Fish in the net. Soul images. But why no fish over there? Well they were using a mental net instead of a Soul.
I am the substance. I am the bread of life. I am the substance of these fishes that are heaped to overflowing in this net. That power flows through your substance without you doing anything about it other than living in the knowledge of it.
That’s your third day. I am the bread of life.
I’d love to see you have experiences with that more often because if you dwell there, and things flow into your life that are necessary, they are the result of that living. It’s not something you consciously take thought about. It’s something this new wonder comes into your life and you can take it right back to understand it. Oh my being, my I is the substance, is the bread and here’s the form, just come into my life, this new, whatever.
That’s how it came there. I was living in my I and then that substance was activated then Soul imaged it into form.
And all of the beautiful things that come as Soul form, powered by the Soul itself and substantiated by the Spirit flowing through your Soul, these are enduring. These are real. These carry with them the stamp of Divine Power and Divine Harmony. They are ordained. They have your name and address on them. They come and they do their work and they do it well.
I am the bread of life. There’s a great secret in there. I know that you understand it and I know many of you are practicing it. If you just give it more conscious knowledge, more frequently, and you’ll see some interesting results.
Fourth day: “I am never separated from all that God is.”
I am never separated from God. I’m never separated therefore from all that God is. I wake up in the morning and oh how different to know, I am never separated from all that God is.
That’s enough to make the sun shine even on a shady day. Especially because it’s true but do not think this human self is not separated from all that God is. Every time you hear that word “I”, put quotes around it. The I that I am is never separated from all that God is. If I’m not that I consciously, I am separated from all that God is. This me has no pipeline.
You see how you’re constantly being forced to drop personal sense, mortal sense of life? The I that I am is never separated from all that God is. The mortal that I am is very separated. The I that I am can never be separated from life. The mortal can because the mortal isn’t even in it to begin with. Let the dead bury the dead. I have a better way. Live in the I that you are, for the the I that you are can never be separated from all that God is.
That’s your fourth day.
I suppose many of you can practice that in all different ways. Some of you will just think of it the night before so you wake up to it. Some of you will print it on a little card, put it by your pillow or your night stand and wake up to it and reach out for the card and say, “oh how nice. The Father sent me this notice – ‘I can never be separated from all that God is.’”
You can even send yourself a letter everyday if you feel like opening it in the mail and I’m not joking. It’s a great idea. You open the mail in the morning, what could be nicer than learning that about yourself. Of course, the mail may come late.
Some of you may decide, I’ll not only put it in a card by my nightstand but I’m going to put it in my purse if I go anywhere and gee, if it’s that good, why don’t I just do it early in the morning. How about making that the subject of my daily meditation and how about just letting myself look at it on the card from time to time especially if something does go wrong. I pull that right out of my purse and look at it, weigh it against what’s happening and if it’s the truth, the other can’t be. If the truth is the truth, then the lie must be a lie.
Yes, I think it would be legitimate to put it on a card and take it with you and meditate on it from time to time until it’s inscribed in your heart.
Forty cards, forty days in the wilderness. You might find other ways, maybe a lot better. You might make a tape recording of each principle and hear yourself say them when you hear them back. You might play it for yourself in the morning. First thing, push that button and hear yourself saying, “I am already one with all the God is” and hearing myself say it might have some effect.
Whatever that can implant this and the rest of the day, you know, to live it out, to expand it, to find facets of it that are glorious and hidden; waiting to be discovered.
I believe we have thirty-nine truths. And if you’re in doubt of about any of them as being true, and you want to find where it is in the Bible, start checking it out in your Bible. Get into a little personal research program. I want to prove this is true in the Bible. So start doing this. Spend some time with it. And when you’re through trying to prove it’s true, I guarantee, you’ll know that statement better than you knew it before you started.
If I wanted to prove that last statement and I spend a morning or an afternoon or a day trying to prove it, by the end of that day, I would have been thinking about that statement quite a bit and I would also have all kinds of quotes from either the Christ Jesus or the prophets or someone, somewhere or I could pick up one of Joel’s books and try to find some backing in a book for some of these statements. You might be very surprised to find that he’s almost said some of them verbatim. Just the same way or just another way but I don’t think, I believe that you could find any of these thirty-nine statements and prove them from Joel’s books if you knew where to look. I don’t believe we have one that isn’t a branch right out of something he taught.
These are meant now to be proven not to be just blindly accepted and memorized but to be proven. The idea of the forty days in the wilderness is to walk through the wilderness to be tempted to disbelieve these truths and to prove that they are true because each one of them is part of your permanent Consciousness.
I guess you see by now, this is not a forty-day program. It starts out as a forty-day program but there’s nothing in here you won’t be doing till the very day you make your transition. It’s a lifetime program.
Number forty. You might need this more than any so it’s here.
The fortieth day, you begin with: “My body is Infinite Spirit.”
My body is infinite Spirit. Is it true? Then you must live it if it’s true. Your body is Spirit and Spirit is infinite.
All of those physical problems are in the wrong body, aren’t they? They’re not in your body. They’re in the false body you’ve accepted to be your body. I’m not saying you shouldn’t take care of that image. I’m just saying it’s not your body. It’s your mental image. And so you have to repair your mental image. And one fine way to repair it is to know your real body. My body is Infinite Spirit.
My soul is troubled. Shall I say Father save me from this hour? But for this course came I into the world to demonstrate that the body of the Son of God is Infinite Spirit, not flesh. That demonstration was made and so many others to speak to you directly and say, your body is not physical form.
Why not try living in your body instead of waiting for the grim reaper to take the old one away. Why don’t you make the crossover over to your body, now? And when this one is taken away, you’ll have one to live in. It’s really that simple and that difficult. Move into your body and then when you discard this one, there’s no place to go. Start living in it, get used to it. After this one is taken, it’s too late. You’ve got to start all over again. Get used to your body now, Infinite Spirit.
And so on your fortieth day, the world says to you, “this is a physical problem.” And you say to the world, “Who said so?” The medical profession, that’s who. They have charts. You can see it with your own eyes on the chart.
I wonder what God thinks about all this? What is my Father seeing? Why did my Father let that get on my chart? The answer is, my Father didn’t let it get on my chart. That’s not my chart you have there. Oh you thought this was my body. Yea, you naturally would because that’s what you work with.
And I can’t really tell you I live in a different body. I mean I’m not going to go on a cross and get crucified just to prove that to you. That’s been done. I live in a different body. That’s what you live with. That’s what you develop, that awareness and you practice living in a different body. That’s why we had a year of living outside the form. I am incorporeal being. I don’t live in a physical body. I won’t be living in one thirty years from now. I may as well get used to the idea right now.
So you step over into the Spiritual body that’s been provided since before the world was and you realize I really never left the Spiritual body. The only crossing over I have to do is to correct the untruth that I ever walked out into a physical form. What happened was, on this side of that cosmic filter, this cosmic mind interpreted my Spiritual body into a physical image called physical body and then it put a false consciousness into it called human ego and it said to it, “this is your body” and I was that false consciousness. And I said, “Oh this is my body. Thank you. Thank you.”
And all the time, I wasn’t that ego or that body at all. That was some mortal construction of the world mind on this side of the filter, projecting something into time which through inadvertence and for lack of Spiritual awareness, I was quite young when they did that to me, and I accepted that baby, that me and I grew up in that form they gave me.
But in rebirth, as we learn that the substance of real form is the Spirit, therefore I’m not that form. And now I look at all my friends and I see why some of them were friends once and some changed. Sure, how could they help themselves? They were just carnal mind forms who thought they were people. How strange they acted and how ridiculous I often acted. Why? I didn’t control this form. The carnal mind controlled it. We were robots in the flesh, in time, walking through the invisible Kingdom of God, even walking right through our invisible body not even knowing it was here.
Graduation day finally comes. We’re given a little diploma. The Father anoints us. “Thou art my Son. You’re not this born of woman. Wake up. Wake up. Step out of this dream.”
And bit by bit, day by day, truth by truth, the dream slowly dissolves. You stand revealed as yourself, the Son of God living in the Infinite Kingdom of God, the Infinite Consciousness of God your own, the Infinite Life of God your own, the Infinite Body of God your own, and as you put your consciousness constantly above the illusions in time and make the conscious effort to live in eternity now, in the eternal day, where time is not, where Soul has canceled out all the calendars and all the years, and all the little measuring sticks. You live just consciously in the Paradise that is, in your real Self. And there the Son of God is born in you.
It doesn’t come to everyone the same way. Some of the ways it comes are too astounding but there are signs and signs and signs that the birth is taking place.
I can’t divulge what people have told me. I can’t divulge the incredible experiences that come to so many. But they’re recognizable to those individuals and I’m identifying them as signs of a birth. Like the little kicking of the unborn infant’s foot. These are signs of a birth. And they become more frequent. The intervals between the signs become shortened. The signs become more pronounced, the more you live in yourself. You won’t need an attendant or a midwife, just living in yourself and the Divine labor pains bring great joy, incredible joy, breathless joy. You merge into all that surrounds you and it all becomes you. All that is, I am.
We’re going to remain silent if you don’t mind.
We will have another seminar next year in October. I cannot give you the precise dates but it will be the early part of the month probably the first or second week and it will be on the island of Kauai. So if any of you have been delaying a trip to the island this is a good time to devote. The announcements for it will go out in September right after Labor Day and the precise dates will be there.
Something is happening to each of us. To try to define it would be practically impossible. Perhaps even to understand it we would fall short of the mark. But there is a force that knows what is happening to us and it doesn’t like it. There is a force in the world which is now ready to prevent your growth and because you are reaching the pinnacle of Self-realization, this force is gathering in all its fury.
Up to now, you have been very docile captive by not recognizing the nature of the force so the full power of it, we have, you might say, cooperated with it. But now you appear to be ready to make certain commitments which would liberate you from this force.
Your willingness for example to drop the sense of mortality and accept and live in your Divinity provokes the world mind. It’s as if everything within your heart and Soul is known to it and your intention of becoming the living Son of God, not only as a phrase but as a fact, arouses the total enmity of this negative world force. And so a confrontation is inevitable. The severity of it is something that is almost unspeakable.
John dramatized it in the Revelation. It’s the ultimate confrontation between the individual aspiring to Sonship and world mind which would keep him mortal, temporary, captive in the material world.
John called it Armageddon and it has been taught as the great warfare between God and evil. It is nothing like that. Armageddon taught by John is not an external event to begin with. It’s an inner event. It’s a warfare within you, a conflict. It’s an all-out war which makes your consciousness a battleground. It is a war between your Soul and your humanhood. And the severity of it only becomes apparent when you begin to assert your Divinity.
Many of you in the past have found that when you learn something, the moment you have this feeling, “I have progressed” and get this glorious feeling of having made a major advance, all you do is go home and the roof falls in. Something happens, some crisis, some emergency, some attack and you’ve had many of those.
All of them are nothing compared to the confrontation when you are determined to live as a child of God. It’s as if the whole world rises up against you. Whereas before the attacks have been somewhat sneaky and disguised, now they come very blatant, powerful and direct. Your life is threatened. Your children’s lives are threatened, all things dear to you are threatened. Mortal mind has a way of making you appear as if you’re standing on the verge of annihilation and its purpose is now to exterminate Christ in your consciousness.
And you say, “Why? How can a nothing exterminate Christ in my consciousness?” Well the same reason that Christ has not been your prime lifestyle or objective throughout your entire lifespan. Something has maintained a constant vigil over you to prevent from living as the Christ and this same something which has been named Satan, carnal mind, is now just as determined as you to prevent a rising into Christ awareness.
I tell you this not to frighten you. But because it will help you to identify the forces at work that are trying always to prevent the ultimate triumph of Christ Consciousness on this earth.
To one who is steeped in truth and prepared, there is no alarm. To one who knows identity, there is no alarm. To one who knows that I, the Self, the Christ of God, the Son of God am one with the Father, to one who is anchored in absolute truth the uprising of world mind against you is nothing but kindling to fire in your Soul. But if there is a weakness, one vulnerability, world mind will seek it out.
And so the purpose of this statement to you is to prepare us to completely eliminate in our armor any Achilles’ heel toward which a negative force in the world might drive a nail and try to crucify that spark within you which is now trying to become a flame.
You must be moored in dependable truth. And this truth now becomes quite different than the memory of principles. It becomes quite different than a truth you can grab on to just because a crisis has arisen. It becomes a truth that is part of your very being.
And now that we have but ten days in the wilderness, the truths we need are strong. They are deep and they are demanding. For every truth that you take now, you must cross out a lie.
We are moving toward the Divine birth when you realize yourself to be something you have not dared to realize you are. “Who do men say that I am?” said the Christ. Now that’s the way we remember it, isn’t it? But I have been quite surprised to find that it is not quite that way.
If we look in Mathew 16, The Master says to His disciples, ‘Whom do men say that I, the son of man am?’ He tells them who He is and says, “Who do they say that I, the Son of man am?” Now why at this point does He so specifically identify as the Son of man? He could have said, “Whom do men say that I am?”
But He wanted us to know without any quibble who He is. “I am the Son of man but whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am? I know who I am and I want you to know who I am. I want to know also who men say that I am. Do they know that I am the Son of man.” And you know they didn’t, how could they?
But we were to learn who the Son of man is. And it’s so important that someday this very Son of man would come in all His glory. And that’s also an interesting phrase because He said the Son of man will come in all His glory but here He is the Son of man, right there, saying “The Son of man will come in all His glory.” How can He be there and still say, “will come in all His glory”?
And so the physical, visible Jesus is not the Son of man, is He? For that that will come in all His glory is not the physical Jesus but the Son of man and Jesus was the Son of man but the Son of man is not only Jesus. That’s the point. The Son of man was not only Jesus the Christ but that Son of man will come and to whom? And how does it come? And when it comes, what does that mean?
Let’s say it will come to you. And when it comes to you, it will come in all its glory? Has that entered your consciousness that the Son of man is coming to you in all it’s glory and who this Son of man is?
Oh we know the Son of man is not the son of woman. But the Son of man is coming to you. Is that your real identity? Are you going to come into the realization that the Son of man is you? Is that how the Son of man comes to you? You realize, “Oh I am the Son of man?” I think that’s how the Son of man will come to you; your realization that it is you and you and you.
For each of us is the Son of man appearing first on earth as the son of woman but never less than the Son of man who is before Abraham. I am Jesus but I am the Son of man and I am before Abraham and therefore the Son of man before Abraham is also you. Before Abraham is I am.
So you are the Son of man before Abraham. You are the Son of man now. You are the Son of man forever. But who is the Son of man? This is where the acceptance becomes so important that we must spend considerable time learning to find the precise nature of what is being asked of us.
Our first day in the wilderness.
“I am neither male nor female.”
This is where the conflict immediately begins. The world mind in you says, “Too far, too fast, I’m not ready.” Armageddon has commenced. The warfare between the flesh and the Spirit. The warfare between the mortal and the immortal, between the timeless Self and the self in time.
Son of woman is male or female. Son of man is neither male nor female. Can you begin a day that way? Will you?
That would be, what, thirty-first day. I am neither male nor female for I am the Spirit of God. And the Spirit is neither male nor female in a mortal sense. In fact, the Spirit of you is male and the Soul of you is female on the mystical level but when you renounce humanhood, you renounce femininity and masculinity as the identity of your being and the importance of that will never come to you until you have given it some serious contemplation.
Was Mary male or female? Was Joseph? Was Jesus? Let us be still.
Specifically, he denied that I am the son of woman, but taught that He was the Son of man and yet He had no father in the mortal world. Was He male or female or was He Infinite Spirit? Isn’t sex just a human term? Is God male or female? Is the Son of God male or female? Are you the Son of God? Who under heaven can make this decision for you but yourself?
But last week, I became a mother and three weeks and three months from now, I will produce a child. I must be a woman. Yes, that’s the mortal picture.
Can I be the life of God and you be the life of God, we be the same life of God but I’m male and you’re female? Is the life of God divided into sexes? No. We are transcending mortal concepts of man and woman. We are rising above Adam and Eve. We’re not stepping out of the Garden of immortality to be man or woman.
This acceptance in you will find its most difficult attack from something also within you. The remnants of world mind in you will debate this a long time and even your temporary acceptance may not be quite as deep seated as you’d like it. The subconscious will rise up and many things will occur to persuade you that you are borrowing something you don’t really believe in.
But I ask you to contemplate it very carefully. You need not accept it this second. You need never accept it. But if you wish to give birth to Christ in you, I tell you, you must accept it first.
What are the repercussions, what are the conditions after you accept it? That might and could be on your mind. Suppose, I mean I’m signing a blank check here, I’m neither male nor female? What next?
Well no one’s going to outline the conditions for you because it’s all your personal business. But think on it and think on it now and often until you can see that the acceptance of it is a step in the path of returning to your Father’s house for the Father and the Son are neither male nor female.
Rest on that a moment. If you were to accept it on your first day in the wilderness, there’s no telling what conditions you might have to face. But strangely, the world has already turned in that direction. The little woman behind the kitchen pot and the stove is not there anymore. She has liberated herself from that degree of humanhood and the liberation of the female and the equality sought with the male may be in disguise a step toward the realization that I am neither male nor female.
But anyway, on your day in the wilderness, it’s very difficult to anticipate how you will have to use this realization but I assure you on the very day that you make this your project in the wilderness, you will be tested in many unusual ways. And from it will come a realization that is possible no other way because you will transcend the idea of male flesh and female flesh into Divine flesh which is neither male nor female. I am already the impersonal Christ and there you go with the impersonalization that has been taught some forty years in The Infinite Way. How can you impersonalize and still be male or female?
Can you imagine walking the earth as a female Christ and someone walking the earth as male Christ when Christ is one? You see, the concept has to go. Overcoming it isn’t difficult. The problem comes when you try to live it. How do you live it? But the Father within knoweth your needs and so the how merely becomes a trust and a confidence in the Father within who goeth before you.
And because we have been developing this confidence, this I don’t have to know everything. I can walk blindfolded through this earth with the knowledge that the eyes of God are my eyes.
And therefore, if this be the Father’s will as it appears to be, as Paul told us it was, there is neither male nor female, it all points to this truth as being a truth that I must know, realize, accept and live, then it is not my function to get a road-map on how I’m going to do it as much as to accept it on faith, knowing that the Father will light a lamp under my feet.
But there are so many other things that we must accept the same way. And so I see you. I see your form. I see your configuration. From a mortal standpoint, you are one or the other but looking through the light of you, there stands the invisible child of God, the Christ.
And when you move into your next experience, when you move into the fifth world, you won’t be thinking about it but you won’t see men and women. It won’t occur to you to look for them either. They simply have no existence in the fifth world or the sixth or the seventh.
All the Marys are gone. The Johns are gone. There’s no Peter. There’s no Lydia selling purple.
Angels are not male nor female. Souls are really not male nor female. And so we are preparing for our entry into the fifth world by our acceptance of the situation as it is in the fifth world and therefore we will begin our day if this is the way we want to go, and that’s still your option.; with that as our daily principle.
And so every man uses that principle and every woman uses that principle because we are neither men nor women in Spirit. Your Spirit and my Spirit are one Spirit, not two. We move into the arc of Spirit and all the twos become one.
I’m not moving on yet because I wish this to dwell within you until you come to grips with it. Beneath it, behind it is a great secret for you. I’m waiting for that secret to come into your understanding.
You see, if you have a realization of this, from that moment on you would walk through this world with the knowledge that you are neither male nor female and every word you speak, every action you perform would flow from that focus. Can you see yourself doing this? Can you see yourself not doing this?
John tells us in one of his Epistles, that God is not with you until you realize that Jesus was the Son of man. And that includes the realization that Jesus, the Son of man, the Son of God, was neither male nor female. And when you know that the Son of man named Jesus was neither male nor female, and that you are the Son of man, then you are understanding John ‘s statement, “God is not with you until you know that Jesus was the Son of man.” This phrase is going to come back at you many times.
There was no male Jesus. There was the Son of man, neither male nor female for pure Spirit is that. And when Jesus says in the Bible, ”I am come that you may have life,” He’s saying the Son of man has come that you may have life. When He says, “Lay down your life that you may pick it up again,” He means lay down your sense of being a male life or a female life that you may pick up your impersonal life which is neither male nor female.
Every word uttered by Jesus the Christ was uttered by the impersonal Christ, neither male nor female, the Son of man. And when you read the Bible that way, there’s a completely new look. That which was neither male nor female made every statement attributed to Jesus the Christ. And said, “Follow me. Pick up your female cross or your male cross and follow me. Follow me into paradise. And when you arrive the entrance fee you pay is simply correct Identity. Who do men say that I am? Do they think I am the carpenter’s son? Do they think that I was born of woman? That’s not your identity. Your identity born of woman is male or female. That’s not your identity. Child of God, infinite, eternal, indestructible and beside you there is no other.
Two for that day:
I am the only Son of God. There is no other.
To awaken in the morning. I am the only Son of God. There is no other.
How can you be the only Son of God? You are not the physical form. The Son of God is an Infinite being. You are that Infinite being when you accept it and your neighbor accepts it and I accept it. We’re all accepting that we are that one Infinite being. The differences between us that appear are not true. The way we three look or four or ten or hundred and fifty, those differences are not true. All that is here is the one Son of God appearing to human sense as one hundred and fifty-four or fifty-five people. Each making an inner understanding, an inner acceptance, an inner commitment to the fact that I am not this visible one, this male or female, I am the Son of God who is infinite. I do not exist in this chair. There’s no place where I am not. Wherever God is I am now and forever. I am the Infinite child of God. Undivided Spirit, one with the Father eternally.
Now to accept the life of God, Spirit of God, the wisdom and omniscience of God, the allness of God, there’s only one way to accept it and that’s to be the one. Never a fragment, never a second. You must be the one and each who accepts himself or herself to be the one is on the path of attaining that Consciousness of Christ which catapults you into the life that is eternal.
These are giant steps but really quite small in comparison to the steps you are going to take. I am the Son of God, the only Son. There is no other. Wherever I go then, that day, wherever I go, because I am the Son of God, after my meditation on that subject, wherever I go, everyone I see, I am.
There isn’t anyone you can see anytime, anywhere who isn’t the same invisible Son of God that you are.
So on your third day:
I am the invisible self of everyone I see.
I am neither male nor female. I am the only Son of God. And on the third day, I am the invisible self of everyone I see.
I wake up in the morning. I go to my meditation to realize I am the invisible Self of everyone I will see today. And someone calls me on the telephone, that is my own invisible Self and I’m going to “consciously” know it.
Even when the tax collector tells me my taxes were underpaid and hands me a little invoice, I’m going to say, “That’s my own invisible Self.” And so I have no enemies. I only have the one Self everywhere. And whether it appears as male or female, I am the invisible Self there.
Now do you begin to see why you can be neither male or female? There cannot be a distinction in the one invisible Self. Now don’t get the idea that this is like you have a little appliance and you’re putting the plug in the wall and getting some electricity out of it. You’re all electricity not just where you’re putting the plug. You’re not plugging in to the Infinite, you are the Infinite. And so everywhere you go, you’re greeting your Self knowledgeably, knowingly.
There isn’t anyone in the universe who isn’t your invisible self and there never has been. And there never will be. If the population of the world rises to fifty billion, every one of them will be your invisible self. You are the self of every child still unborn. You are the self of every one who allegedly has passed on. You must come to the practice of this. You are the self of Cleopatra and Anthony and Caesar. You are the self of every one who has ever walked this earth.
That’s why I’m somewhat amused when someone tells me who they were in their last reincarnation. They are the self of everyone who has ever walked the earth. They are the self of every incarnation of every human being who ever walked this earth. I’m not this one and I’m not that one. I’m all. There’s only one Son and I am that only Son.
In this awareness, when it is your awareness, who on this earth do you fear? Who on this earth has the power to give or to take from you? Can you take from yourself? Can you steal from yourself? Can you compete with yourself? Can you hurt yourself? Unthinkable, not in your Father’s Kingdom. Only in this silly world.
In the illusion, all of these ridiculous things happen. In the one Self, only the perfection of the Father is experienced by your Self. Oh, the ramifications of this are enough to keep you busy for the rest of this lifespan.
I am the self of everyone who walks this earth. I am the only Son. Being true to that is loving your Father supremely.
“Father, I’m saying to you that I am your Son. I’m not denying that Sonship. I’m not accepting it here. I’m accepting it there and there and there. I’m not denying it anywhere. Within your Infinite Self, I am not denying my Sonship anywhere. For what I deny there, I lose here.” And that secret given by Jesus is very clear that what you deny anywhere, you lose here. So go ahead and persecute someone and the hangman’s noose will be around your neck.
Love someone and the love will return a hundredfold. That which you measure out is measured right back to you but many times more, over flowing with infinite returns to that which you impart when you send it out.
How beautiful to find someone who’s learned the secret of sharing. Maybe they don’t even know why. But when they have it, they have learned in some way that they are the self they are sharing with. They are sharing with themselves everywhere. Some of these little proverbs, “Better to give than receive” are based on such infinite truths.
Abraham stood and he was told, “All the land that you can see is yours.” The Father says to you, “All of infinity that you can accept is yours.” That’s the meaning of Abraham and the land he was given.
You are given infinity for you are the Infinite Son and as much as you can accept and are willing to work to accept is yours. And when you deny any part of it anywhere, you lose all that you have. “To him that hath will be given, to him that hath not, what little he hath will be taken away.” All about your Infinite Sonship.
To His disciples, “whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” And I say to you, “Who do you say that you the Son of man are?” Are you just a person? Are you just a finite Christ or are you the Infinite Son? Make the acceptance on your third day in as strong a way as you know how and live it out that day.
You just lost an employer and you just lost employees. And if you’re in a football team, they’re all your Self. You’re the one- man team. You’re even the one- man team that’s opposing the team you’re on. If you’re in an army, you’re the whole army and you’re the army opposing you. And if you know this, you’re in the Secret Place of the Most High. And though ten thousand fall at your right and a thousand at your left, it cannot come nigh thee. If you could just pass this on to everyone in that army, we’d stop having a war.
Is there a contagion in the city? Are you subject to the contagion? Not if you’re the only one. Then there’s no one to pass this contagion on to you and no one to receive it because the only one is not the visible self. Is there a flood? Is there a fire? Is there such a thing as a flood or fire that could harm the Infinite One? And if you’ve been living as the Infinite One in consciousness, can it come nigh thee?
You can just run the gamut of all the horrendous things that occur to human hood and realize that they occur where there is no recognition of the Infinite One.
Go back into your own previous incarnations. Were they there or were you then the Infinite One? Do you see why there’s no past in your reality? Go into every tomorrow, there is the Infinite One that you are right now. And all these things that are going to appear in time, in sequence, none of them are you for you are the Infinite One, already there, already everywhere.
I am the invisible Self of all who walk the earth. I am the Infinite Son, the only Son.
That doesn’t go just for people. The Son being infinite, the Son is where there are no people too. The Son is where a planet appears. The Son is where a mountain appears. The Son is where the river flows. The Son is where the earth seems to be. Can you go that far? Will you make the effort?
There is no place where I am not. I am more than just a spinning globe. I am the
invisible Self of all that is anywhere, anytime, in any place. The Son is infinite. The Son is undivided from itself everywhere. The little mortal is not the little mortal. The little mustard seed is growing into a tree beyond the scope of the human imagination.
That is your Self. Can you see that a minute in the awareness of your Infinite Self is more than a lifetime living in a mortal selfhood? And these accumulating minutes of understanding, of realization when you touch the truth of it, this is when the oil drops from your Soul. Every time you realize, “I am the Infinite Son,” another drop of oil forms another light essence for your infinite Spiritual body.
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You literally, like the spider, weave your own body within and from it you weave this new substance which is made of your recognition of being the Infinite Son. It’s as if someone somewhere, we’re keeping score.
I think you can feel your infinite body to a degree and it will help you to know you are the Infinite Son.
See if you can rest for a moment in a body that is not the form. It can be a body of Consciousness.
Can you find this you that is out of the form and never was in it? Can you be that pure Consciousness?
The you you’re trying to realize is the you that you’re going to live with someday, totally. Because that you, seemingly at the moment just beyond reach but yet present in your consciousness, so that you can be aware this you. That you, is going to be the you that moves into the fifth world. When you join that you, you’ll discover your in the fifth world. For that you already does exist and what you are doing now is losing the mortal sense of you and picking up the immortal you which is ever present but not cognizable by the five senses.
If you feel a measure of this invisible you, that experience is coming through your Soul and that’s the purpose of this exercise. You will only feel this infinite you, this pure Consciousness you, this essence, that is not confined. You’ll only feel it with your Soul.
And there is a place when, not only do you feel it, but your mortal sense is lost. It just vanishes. And this that you have been trying to feel begins to be where you are and that’s all you are. And you feel nothing but this that you’ve been trying to feel. There’s no you trying to feel anything anymore. There’s just your real Self.
The Self that was before the world, you are and it is the Son of man. The Self that was before there was a man or a woman, is the Son of man. The Self that always was. The Self without beginning or end. That Self announces itself like the wind. It comes from where, one knows not and it pronounces its arrival and declares itself to be yourself because you have accepted it.
In this Consciousness, scripture is born. This is the Source of scripture. When the Self declares itself, it speaks the scripture that becomes part of the Bible. That’s why many times in this level of Consciousness you will hear scripture quoted. It comes from the infinite always and it always translates to the human mind the same way. “I am the Infinite Invisible”
Every prophet living in this Consciousness of I am the Infinite Son hears the voice and speaks what he hears and speaks not of himself. It is the Infinite Son who speaks the words of the Father.
“My peace I give unto you,” this infinite peace, not a mortal peace that men can understand, but a peace of the Infinite Soul. A peace that is more real than any peace signed by any treaties on the earth. For this peace is the peace of the Kingdom where the Son lives. I, the Infinite Son live in the Kingdom of my Father.
The living Christ, the Infinite Son, gathers His sheep into the flock one by one, the Comforter comes announcing, “I am come.” And when you know you have been chosen, you never forget it. This is the invisible badge you wear for the rest of your human days and you wear that with the full knowledge of what it means. When you are declared to be the Son, through this inner knowing, you walk the earth with the responsibility to be the Son and to bless, and to love, and to share, and to bestow, and to let your Divine light softly shine wherever you go.
To be the Son is to let your Divine light shine with good deeds, with loving deeds with gentleness, with firmness in the will of your Father.
Son, all that I have is thine. Thou art ever with me. I will be with thee always. Even unto to end of this lifespan. And when the illusion is lifted, my Son and I will be shown to be one.
The cosmic mind finds it very difficult to enter the conscious knowledge that I am the one Infinite Son and this breaks the mortal dream. You find yourself saying, “Speak Father, thy Son heareth. Fill my Soul, open the book of life to me for I am ready to walk as thy Son.”
Higher still we go now.
And let yourself go beyond all human thought. Just have the courage to drop all human thought and really open your Soul as wide as the infinite universe is.
Just beyond all thought is the Kingdom of God, the full glorious Kingdom is just beyond your human thought.
If at this moment, you were neither male nor female, nor physical, nor flesh nor person, nor part of any human concepts, you would be walking in that Kingdom and you can. For My Kingdom has come on earth as it is in heaven. It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Just be My Son. Just be My Son and the Kingdom and its treasures belong to you.
And I have sent My Son to teach you how to be My Son. His words are printed in bold letters in the book of life. You can depend on them more than any word written in this world. Follow them carefully. They will take you through the gates of the Kingdom into Oneship, into Sonship, into eternity now, into the life that is eternal life. Be My Son.
And then, in this Consciousness, let us go with the Master.
And it came to past, about an eighth day after these sayings, He took Peter and John and James and went up into a mountain to pray. We have gone up into a mountain to pray. We are joining Peter and John and James. We are following the Master up the mountain to pray. The world has not known what He did that day but He explained who you are. He had said, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man, am?”
And now He took Peter and John and James and you and me up the mountain to show who the Son of man is. For the Son of man that He is about to show us is exactly who you are. That is the missing glorious secret of the transfiguration. That is who we are. Hear it from that point of view in your present mountain top.
And as He prayed, the fashion of His countenance was altered. There was the man Jesus but now the fashion of His countenance was altered. And as you’ve been praying though you saw it not, when you accepted, “I am the Son of God,” and extended your consciousness beyond thought, in that same sense, the fashion of your countenance was being altered.
And His raiment was white, glistening. You have the right in your pure Consciousness to know that you are wearing that raiment. For when you stepped out of the concept of form, you put on the raiment of the Son of God. You accepted your Divine essence, glistening. He is clothing us in our garment of Spirit. He is saying, “You are no longer flesh, you never were.” He is impersonalizing us by altering the face. He is saying, “you are not finite being. Get out of that coat of skin. I am showing you who the Son of man is.
“And behold, there talked to Him two men, which were Moses and Elias, who appeared in glory and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.” Before it happened, before it happened. We are seeing the Son of man in his true state. The one who could not die and you are that Son of man in your true state.
“But Peter and they that were with him, were heavy with sleep. And when they were awake they saw His glory and the two men that stood with Him.” Do you know why they were heavy with sleep? Spirit had to change their consciousness so that they could witness this. They could not see it with normal, human eyes. That sleep was their New Consciousness which came upon them when they were de-hypnotized from mortality by sleep, so that they could witness the invisible.
And they are there to witness the invisible so that you and I can see through the eyes that they saw, through the single eye. They were looking through their Soul. “If thine eye be single, thy whole body will be filled with light.” And they were seeing the body of light of the Christ, who is the Son of man. And this is the Son of man we’re now looking at through the Soul of the three who were put to sleep that they might see through the single eye.
“And it came to past as they departed from Him, Peter said to unto Jesus, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here,’” and so on.
Here we have the man, the form evaporating into the distance, disappearing, diminishing, expanding, etherializing before their eyes into infinity saying by its very action, “I am not Jesus. I am this Infinite Son. I am not made of flesh and blood. I am made of a substance that man cannot see but only you because I have lifted you into Soul vision.”
He lifted them into Soul vision that they might see the invisible Christ flesh. But He had said, “I am the Son of man.” And he had said, “The Son of man would come unto us.” And so the invisible Christ flesh which was present there but invisible, has never departed. It is infinite. It is your invisible Christ flesh now.
Beyond your senses, beyond your brain, beyond your mind, beyond anything of your human selfhood, beyond your human thought, here now is your invisible Christ flesh waiting for you to live in it in your eternal life, as you accept that you are not the son of woman but the Son of the Infinite Father, the Spiritual child born of God.
How you are going to bring these elements together for you to dwell in this from time to time is very important because out of it will come that glowing fire that erupts into an unquenchable flame, like the burning bush which actually is a symbol of the unquenchable nature of the fire of your Soul. It never consumes and yet it burns forever.
There is a hidden ecstasy here of your Soul in your acceptance of being that Soul racing forward, arms outstretched as it were, to meet your Spirit and they come together in an infinite embrace. The Spirit, through the Soul becomes aware of itself and the Soul becomes aware of the Spirit. Spirit becomes aware through the Self-awareness of Soul and Soul becomes aware of the substance and they both learn that we are the same. I, the Soul am the Spirit and the Spirit learns, “I the Spirit am the Soul.” And this is the indissoluble union which has ever been true of your Soul and your Spirit. They are now one.
The marriage is your realization that your Soul is your Spirit, your Spirit is your Soul. And out of this inner realization that will come above the realm of thought, will come the ecstasy of that Soul fire as each feeds the other, kindling the other on an infinite level.
Out of this, a new you, is born. A you that you had been moving toward in your consciousness with your heart, with your Soul, with every ounce of energy you can command. Out of this spontaneous combustion of Soul and Spirit, comes another realization and this is the ecstasy of Christ born out of the wedlock, the marriage.
The fifth world of you and the sixth world of you are joined in conscious union and suddenly, Soul and Spirit being one are ascended into their natural home which is eternity, where they have always been but were not aware. It took the Soul to reach the Spirit for the Spirit to learn it had a Soul and then to rise into the knowledge that we are in eternity now. And in eternity, the eternal Christ declares itself unto you as your identity.
I am come and the life that I bring is the life you always were and it is eternal. When the Son of man is realized as your name, it is because your Soul has completed its flight, its circuit of the seven worlds and has returned to its original source in God and you stand there as the Christ, the Infinite Son realized.
This is a short story of your Reality. It is not the reality of tomorrow. Beyond thought is eternity, here now, tool vast for mind to grasp. But your identity does live in eternity now and you are that identity.
Your fourth day:
I am the eternal Christ living the eternal life now.
It’s difficult to try to live that in a mortal appearing world but by this day, this thirty-fourth day, you’ll find you have higher capacities and can do things that you didn’t know you would be able to do.
I am the eternal Christ living in eternal life now. That’s the fourth day.
Let’s be in the Consciousness now of the transfiguration. We are out of form. We are expanding our essence slowly but surely beyond visibility. Out of the visible world, into invisibility but still expanding. In the invisible, we are expanding. Now, change the “we” to “I” because the “I and the we” are the same. You are expanding. Now change “you” to “I” and use the “I” that you are.
In the invisible you are expanding into the fullness of I, expanding and expanding and expanding and yet, One and where you are expanding there is no other one. No other one. There never was. Until you expand to the uttermost capacity of your awareness at this moment and know that it is all yourself.
Everything within it is yourself. There is nothing else there, no world, no material powers, no powers of destruction, no birth and death, no person, no humanhood, no physicality. All this is in the dream world of a million yesterdays.
You are in the now not in the illusion of yesterday, today and tomorrow. You are in the now of being which is eternal. You are the eternal Self in the eternal now. You are accepting yourself to be worthy of your Father. No longer the son of woman. Every quality of God is part of your being now and if ever you descend back to that little earth down there, every quality of God that is part of your being now will still be part of your being no matter where you go or in what form you walk as long as you know who you are.
The qualities of God can never leave who you are. And those qualities are the only weapon you need against every disguise of the carnal mind. Let it multiply its forces against you. Let it attack. Let it threaten. Let it wear disguises. Let it seem to undermine your very existence. It has no power over you in your identity. It even has no power over the mortal appearance form of you when you stand in your identity. All the ravages of time are but paper mache against: “I am the eternal Son” realized.
So though we mount as high as our Consciousness will permit, if we should fall or return or drop or in any way come to a lower level, what we learn at the topmost is never lost. It is always with us. The word of God is eternal.
Every word you hear from the Father at any time is eternally true no matter where you are. Every truth you realize in Consciousness because it is truth is eternally true because that is the nature of truth.
There is one power in this universe of your Father and you can be true to that one power simply by knowing that because I am the Son, the one power of God is the only power in my life. And that power is eternal perfection.
Harmony is the nature of the Infinite Son of God. I am that Son. That power of harmony doesn’t depend on whether or not I appear in mortal form. It is a power unto itself. It is always happening. I either benefit by it by knowing I am the eternal Son or I do not benefit. Where my consciousness is, determines the degree of my infinitude that expresses in my works.
On your thirty-fourth day in the wilderness, Armageddon will confront you with everything to deny that you are the eternal Son of God. Almost everything you see will deny it. Some things will come up and strike you in the face with it to say, “You are not the eternal Son of God. You are just a mere mortal making a pretense. You were fired on this job. Look at this x-ray, what it says about you. You’ve got something wrong in there. Your child just had an auto accident. He’s in a hospital. We don’t know how critical it is at this moment.” All of these things happen when, the higher you go, the more critical, the more acute the attack of carnal mind upon you. And what do you do about it?
Get thee behind me Satan. I am the eternal Son of God. The laws of God are not changing because carnal mind in throwing these illusions at me. You see how strong you can be when you know who you are? And when you know who you are and when you know the truth of your being and the qualities of your being, you make a fabulous discovery- that all the evils in this world that exist in the human sense of life are there because there’s no identity to stand in. A human identity is impotent and helpless in the face of the carnal mind. But identity lived in daily, is the full armor of life. That’s a righteous man, one who lives in the identity of being the eternal Son, the only Son. And so let the armies attack with all their evils on this battleground of Armageddon. Your defense is not to match another army against them. Your only defense is to live daily as the eternal Son in the eternal life which includes the full spectrum of Divine perfection in all things knowing that nothing but that Divine perfection is happening and the illusion strikes against that which cannot be swayed, or influenced or deceived. Christ is never deceived. Christ is the eternal Son. Realization of oneness is a Consciousness, not a momentary idea. It is a way of life.
Make a note of the fifth day because it won’t be on the tape. The tape just ended.
The fifth day:
“I am always with God.”
I am always with God. Armageddon is not over in a day. It is a continuous battle. It intensifies. The moment you are willing to declare, “I am with God” and to walk forth that way, carnal mind will show you every reason in the world to make your mind believe God has nothing to do with you.
On the fifth day, I am with God.
These five comprise your five days in the wilderness. It gives us five more days in this wilderness. Could we have a quiet together?
We have tried to develop Soul consciousness and if you have not attained some degree of the texture of Soul consciousness then you may feel that the Kingdom of heaven is very remote because without Soul consciousness, the Kingdom of heaven is remote.
When Jesus said, “destroy this temple and in three days, I will raise it up again,” he later demonstrated precisely what He meant. After the destruction of his so-called body, which was the temple that had been mentioned when He said, “destroy it and in three days I will raise it up again,” He appeared in the Garden and that was the Soul world in which Mary saw Him although He was invisible to all others. But He said to her, “Touch me not. I have not yet ascended.” Soul was a level. It was not the final demonstration.
Now as He moved up into the Spirit world and then finally into the Christ world, those were the three days He meant. “In three days, I will raise it up again.” Soul was one day. Spirit another day, Christ a third day.
From the fourth world of humanhood, the mind universe, His three days were to the Soul universe, the Spiritual universe and the Christ universe. In those three days, rising to the full stature of Christhood, we raise this body from the mortal sense of body to the Christ awareness of body.
By stopping first in the garden to be seen by Mary, He emphasized the Soul level of consciousness that we must attain in order to rise further. Perhaps that is a brief answer to one of the questions just mentioned here. The individual said, “It’s getting rather crowded. We have all these names now.” We need them. We need the Soul, we need the Spirit and we need the Christ.
And when the Holy Ghost comes which is another name, it will arrive within your Soul and it will be the presence of Christ in your Soul. If you try to over simplify, you will discover you’re leaving out that which must happen within you. Each of these names is another function or area of consciousness within the one Consciousness that must happen in your experience.
The Holy Ghost does not enter a human mind. It enters your Soul. And now in Soul, you find a different pace. In Soul realm, a remarkable thing happens. Once you were quite tiny in this universe and the universe was vast, in Soul that is reversed. You become infinite and the world becomes nothing. This reversal is where we should have found some experience now.
In stillness of your mind which must be achieved for your Soul to rise into the only Consciousness you know, you will reach that level where you can rest in the peace of the Infinite. In my Soul, I find Christ peace. In my Soul, I find Divine law. In my Soul, the evils of the world have no entrance. The carnal mind has no place to express its concepts of good and evil.
Dwell quietly outside the mind. Let us transcend the mind which is either a relay station for the world mind or for your Soul. And if you do not get the distinction, that carnal mind will operate your mind and even twist the Bible around to make it seem as if the Soul realm has no existence. It is our mission to release our Soul, to identify as Soul, to receive the Father’s guidance through Soul.
There are one million people in this world suffering from all kinds of cancer. Only one reason, it was never impressed upon them that they had a Soul that had to be lived in. There’s absolutely no other reason. The world mind cannot impress the belief in cancer on your Soul. It needs a human mind to work through. Give it a Soul to work through and the carnal mind is out of business.
There are no breast tumors, no brain tumors, no internal tumors in your Soul, only in the mind. The mind is the avenue through which the body receives all the suffering in this world. That wanton mind that we’re so completely concerned about which we follow although it’s going to die. That mind is the avenue for every disease and every evil in this world. That’s the mind that lies and cheats and receives bribes. That’s the mind that commits arson and rape. That’s the mind that makes mistakes. That’s the mind that makes wrong decisions. Oh you say, “it’s the other fellow’s mind that does that, not mine” until you find that your mind is an avenue, a vast boulevard for every form of error that this world contains.
If you have not been impressed by the fact that you must transcend mind, not partially but totally, re-evaluate your particular situation and if Divine birth is your goal, the mind is a stumbling block.
I am Soul was the identification requested yesterday and it will be requested every day by the Spirit within. It is the Father’s will that you rise to the Christ mind. You cannot do it from human mind to Christ mind. You need a bridge. That bridge is your Soul. Your fulfillment of the Divine will that you live in the Christ mind is a demand that you rise above mind to Soul and from Soul you will move upward still higher.
But first, Soul. Soul is non-judgmental, non-critical, non-analytical and if you cling to these remnants of mortal belief, you are turning away from the Divine guidance to lift you into the purity of Soul.
What mind can say, “I am immaculate.” Your Soul not only says it, your Soul maintains it; and let’s do that now.
Our first order of the day is a meditation on, “I am immaculate, conceived in the image and likeness of the Father, immaculate I am forever. All of me that is not immaculate is not me.”
You say in your note you feel violence. No, you don’t. Your mind does. Your Soul feels no violence and so when violence comes into your mind, it’s a recognition that should spring up in you that I am in my mind universe. I don’t face the violence and overcome it. I rise to my identity through Soul. I am immaculate. Where is this violence? It isn’t even in the I that I am. It’s in the world mind.
Now that’s a cardinal principle. Evil is not in a person. There’s no such thing as an evil or violent person. There is the appearance of violence in the world mind relayed as the appearance of violence in the image called person.
There’s no such thing as a thief. There is the appearance of a thief. You can’t take a thief into heaven but today you will be with me in paradise because you’re not a thief. You are immaculate and I’m not looking at your physical form. That’s not you. I’m looking at your Spiritual body of pure, Divine light. It is immaculate nor is it violent.
Always incorrect self-identification leads to the belief in error. Right identification reveals that the error is in only the wrong identification not in the reality of your being. You are always immaculate.
Wrong identification must bring wrong experiences. Right identification is the way you become what is called a righteous man. You will never see those ten righteous men who can save a city.
Sometimes we scan the bible so casually that things stick in our mind as a fact when they’re not a fact at all. Ten righteous men will not save a city. Even though the Bible says it because the Bible means something quite different than what you read.
All through the Bible there are the numbers ten are given many times. Ten cities, ten years, ten cubits, ten knots to a cubit, ten lavas, ten baths, ten righteous men. The ten righteous men are your Soul. Your Soul is those ten righteous men. And whenever you find eleven, you’ll find your Spirit is being referred to and when you find twelve, you’ll know it’s the full Christhood of you that’s referred to.
So the word ten constantly is telling you, “Find the Soul, find the Soul, find the Soul.” The Soul saves a city and the city is what? Is it a geographical city? You are a city and your Soul will save you. That’s what it means. Each of us is a city and when you rise to the level of ten, you are a righteous man because in your Soul, you’ll receive the fullness of the Father and that saves your city. Salvation is in your Soul.
In three days, this temple will be raised again by rising to your Soul, your Spirit and your Christhood. And the same body temple that Jesus showed us was no deterrent to eternal life is the truth for all of us.
Now when you’re accustomed to living in your Soul, the miracle of life begins. Soul consciousness is the first major step in rebirth, in transition, in eternal life. The signs of Soul consciousness surround you. There are early signs. There are later signs. There are higher signs. Let’s find them again.
Above the mind, the soft suggestion of music, not music that the ears can hear and ever so subtly, the music changes to perfume and you smell the music and it smells just like perfume. And again ever so subtly, the musical notes become light notes and you see the music and the light as one. You begin to feel this new substance, a soft light appears and it remains. Your Soul is feeling the presence of Spirit. And this light is the evidence and your Soul is extracting from the Spirit an essence, a substance and that substance slowly replaces the substance of your mind.
Mind formed appears to us as matter. All forms are made of mental substance. Soul is going to change that as you live in Soul and Soul extracts essence from Spirit, Soul will transform mind substance into Soul substance. It will be a transformation right in your own sense of body, right in your own sense of universe. That light will inter-permeate all things. That essence will begin to flow into your own consciousness as your own being. You will feel the essence behind all things as your being. Your Soul will lift you into the Consciousness that I am the invisible, Infinite everywhere.
This extract of the Spirit by the Soul is going to be your eternal vehicle for life without end. It is going to infiltrate every breath and every step you take upon this earth even in a physical form. It is going to transform you. And when it becomes living experience, you will find there is a difference between a mind image which is all you can see in the world and a Soul image. Soul image is made of Soul essence. A Soul image is indestructible. A Soul image is impervious to every germ in this universe. You can put a bullet in a Soul image and it will not make any contact. The world of material powers is powerless, totally impotent against a Soul image. You will be the Soul image and when you are, you will not be a mind image which is mortal. You will be immortal.
Your immortality comes from the extract of Spirit in your Soul transformed into a Soul image made of Spiritual essence which is immune to all powers in this world. This is a slow, gradual transformation that has been planned by the Spirit of the Father. This is the meaning of Divine flesh and because this is inevitable for whoever lives in the Soul, every attempt of the world mind to make you be a human thinker is also an attempt to prevent your transformation into permanent being.
If you want the self-indulgence of the mind, you can have it. If you want the permanent Selfhood of your own being, you can have it also. But you must know that when you are willing to live only in your Soul, you are making that transformation possible.
As the Soul image is formed, you will look the same to everyone else except those who in some degree have a Soul awareness of their own. They will notice the difference. And in this Soul image, you will find that as you walk through this world, you have lost all fear. You have lost all uncertainty. You have lost the need for self-defense. You have lost the need for self-aggrandizement. You have lost the need for all mortal ambition, desire. Every need is met through the Soul expression without reaching outside your being. You appear as Soul image but you are infinite and the Soul image is but a symbol of your Infinite self.
All is produced from within your Infinite self and appears within your Soul and is brought forth from the outer world from your Soul which is infinite to that which appears as your Soul image. You are fed by your Infinite Soul which brings whatever is needed to the Soul image.
Now that Soul image is going to look exactly as this mortal image has looked with just enough minor differences that someone in Soul awareness will notice the difference. Does this sound impossible to you? It has sounded impossible to the world. In fact, it is unknown to the world but it is precisely what the Christ demonstrated. That which appeared to us as Jesus was an image of the Soul, not an image of the mind. And because the image of the Soul is identical in appearance to the image of the mind, both appear as mortal although one is immortal.
The world was completely unaware that within our midst was the life of all men because all the appeared to them was as a mortal being. What mortal could see an Immortal in its presence? But then the immortal did strange things so that those who knew the nature of the light could realize this was not a mortal. This is an Immortal among us, made of Spiritual substance translated into form by the Soul. And because of this Spiritual substance, because of this Immortal image, the miracles that appear to be done were accomplished in a very peculiar fashion.
The ear of Malchus lay on the ground. We have been under the assumption that Jesus then put it back on. He did not. And to understand this, you must realize that there stood no person in a form. That was a Soul image representative of the Infinite Soul living in a different state of perception than a human mind. What did the Soul see? Did it see an ear on the ground?
The Soul saw the whole light of that individual. The Soul sees only within the Infinite Spiritual Kingdom. It sees the whole light of an individual. That perception and the return of the ear to Malchus are simultaneous. We see the ear go back but that is not what is happening. What we are seeing is the Soul perception of the Christ called Jesus. That Soul perception and the return of the ear are simultaneous. It is the perception that we see which appears to us as an ear going back.
We are seeing the Soul perception of the Christ when Lazarus steps out of a tomb. Whatever appears in a healing by Jesus is the instantaneous Soul perception and the act in unison simultaneously. No movement of body is made, the perception and the act are one. And you will discover traces of this as you rise higher into your Soul perception. That which your Soul perceives and that which happens will be simultaneous.
This is an inner revelation that will come to you only by living in your Soul. You will discover that the transformation of this world will take place the same way. Your Soul perception will transform this world for you.
As you perceive the full light and not the mental pictures of the world mind, your perception will become the fact and it will be the recovery of that specific quality that was missing in whatever you saw.
I don’t know how many of you have had glimpses of this or the experience of it. I suspect we’ve all had something along these lines but didn’t quite know what to make of it. It’s like the woman falling down suddenly finding her Soul in that instant and in that very same instant she’s standing up because the Soul cannot see error. The Soul only sees the immaculate Self and the immaculate perception becomes visible as the recovery.
Now that’s one of the great miracles in store for all of us. It’s one of the great treasures of the Kingdom. It’s one of the reasons why eternal life is within your reach.
Because Soul is permanent and Soul perception being perfect, perfection remains.
I am immaculate and this immaculate nature of your own being can only be revealed to you by your own Soul awareness. And so while you’re accepting it on faith, dwell with it sufficiently so that whatever denies it, eventually reaches your Soul awareness rather than your mind. To your mind this is just a conjecture. To your Soul, this is the truth that is forever.
I’m speaking now to your immaculate Self. I’m not speaking to your mind. And your immaculate Self now must be expanded.
The second day.
I am the immaculate Self of all that I see. Of all that I see, I am the immaculate Self.
The perfection of all things is ever present, ever immaculate and never can be less. Only a mind idea can make it appear so but it never can be less. Find your immaculate Self through Soul. Extend your immaculate self to its infinite reality and you’ll see that you are the immaculate Self of this world.
What powers are released when you become conscious of this truth. That is what you will discover. No words of mine are necessary. When you are practicing, “I am the immaculate Self of this world,” you will discover the full power of your Soul. And you will be growing into that which ultimately will be called by the Father, “My Son”.
When you are the immaculate Self of this world, you are “My Son.” You are living in My Kingdom.
We’re far away from the personal self. Far away from the personal mind of the personal self. We’re living in our Father’s Kingdom as the immaculate Self of the world where I and the Father are one and this is how your Soul manufactures a Soul image.
If you do not live in the Spiritual Kingdom, you cannot find a Spiritual body. If you do not live in the Divine life, you cannot enjoy the qualities of that Divine life. And if you deny that Divine life by decimating it, by dividing it up into many persons, you lose it. There is one son of God. It’s your function to be that One because anything else is being what you are not.
One Son of God.
Now with the mind, no matter whose mind it is, there is, “I may be the Son of God, but not you or I’m not even the Son of God.” That’s what the mind says. “I’m not the Son of God. I’m just a carpenter’s son or if I am the Son of God, I look around me and there are many who are not.” That’s what the mind says.
The mind lives on this planet with many human beings. It doesn’t live with the Son of God. It lives under the material laws of this world, under the material powers of this world. It lives under the limitations of this world. That’s what the mind does.
Good mind or bad mind. Brilliant mind or un-brilliant mind. It does not recognize that there is only one Infinite Son of God and no other being. Your Soul recognizes that. Your Soul is meek unto the Father.
Now someone said in a little note here, “Explain more about the Soul.”
To release your Soul activity, you cannot live in humanhood. If you are a human, asking about your Soul, there’s no way to find out. You must renounce your humanhood to find out about your Soul. There has never been a human being on earth who knew what Soul is. The only one who knows what a Soul is, is a Soul.
When you renounce humanhood and know yourself to be Soul, the qualities of your own Soul will reveal themselves to you. The world has been too satisfied with human explanations about what a Soul might be but the world has not been Soul.
The Son of God is a living Soul, a living Spirit, a living Christ. You are a living Soul, a living Spirit, a living Christ and if you live in a human world, all knowledge you receive about Soul will be second hand.
If you accept other humans around you, you are not living in your Soul. If you accept a world made of humans, that is incompatible with Soul living.
Now I expect that many people here today are going to either live in their Soul or decide that it’s just too difficult to do. And I suspect that some of us may decide, “I’d rather be mortal. This is too complicated.”
But truthfully, I feel justified in pointing out these facts to any individual no matter how he may reject them or not want them or prefer perhaps not to have wasted his time hearing them because I am speaking to those who are ready to live in the Soul universe. And I’m not speaking to those who are not ready. Truthfully, I speak only to those who are ready to live in a Soul, in a Soul universe under Divine law, developing their capacity to extract the essence of Spirit through their Soul into that substance which transforms mortality into immortality.
To these individuals who’ve been prepared by the Spirit, for this, I am speaking and to no others.
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And I feel blessed by the knowledge that so many of us are moving in this direction.
When Spirit arranged this class, it reached out. It took each individual who was ready to listen with a different capacity than the mind and bring them to one place where truth could be spoken without any form of compromise, without even trying to per-digest the truth to make it bite-sized and easy to assimilate.
Whoever is here, is here because the Spirit felt you are ready to make the supreme sacrifice of laying down your life and picking up your immaculate life as the Infinite Son of God.
Now when the transformation begins, when you realize that something is happening here. I’m becoming different. I’m losing certain mortal qualities. There’s something going on right under my nose.
When you know that and when you can define it and when you realize that you’re being transformed by your own Soul, you’ll know that every sacrifice you have made to reach that point was something you would do over and over and over a million times faster if you would’ve but known it at an earlier period of your awareness.
Our third day.
One mind produces this living substance. One mind.
Now let’s see what happens here. As a human, you have a mind. I suspect that you would grant that God has a mind and so you have one and God has one. That’s two minds. And you use your mind and so you’re in a state of living with two minds. Your mind and God’s mind. And obviously, you’re going to run into some problems because you’re going to think finitely. You’re going to think all within this lifespan. You’re going to try to make something big out of it or at least get comfortable, secure.
Now that second mind is one too many. But the Soul unites your mind with the Divine mind and so the magic pipeline from Divine Consciousness through to your mind makes one Mind or one Consciousness and it’s that one Consciousness which you should strive for in which your mind is the mind of the Father and therefore everything happening in the Consciousness of God that is necessary for your development automatically comes through the magic pipeline to your mind. Divine thoughts become your thoughts.
The world mind relay station has nothing to work through you because your mind is attuned to the Infinite.
Now when there’s one Mind, in that day, you are allowing the Infinite to weave its substance which will transform you.
There is one Mind and if I live in that one Mind today, I will receive true substance. I will receive Divine thought.
Now how do you get to this one Mind when you wake up in the morning?
If you had two toys and you wanted to get to one toy, how will you do it? You simply get rid of one toy and if you want to get to one Mind, you’re not going to get rid of God’s.
Now how do you get rid of one mind too many? Take no thought? Isn’t that a nice method? Take no thought. You don’t have to go in with a scalpel, cut out the brain and throw it in some acid tank. You just take no thought. And so it will become a receiver rather than a creative thinker.
And now this mind, being what we would call alertly dormant, if you don’t mind that phrase is there waiting, listening but it is not making decisions. It’s becoming your servant, not your boss. It’s waiting. It’s listening and you’ve transferred your focus now from this mind.
What keeps the mind active so that it refuses to be still? I’ve never met a student who didn’t have trouble with a still mind. But what makes the mind refuse to be still?
We think it’s uncontrollable. It’s, “I don’t know what to do about it.” Not only is it controllable but you are going to control it very well.
First of all, the mind has desires and as long as it has these desires, it’s going to be active. In some way, it’s planning how to fulfill those desires. The mind is thinking because it wants something. That’s why it thinks. Or there’s something it doesn’t want.
The fact that your mind refuses to be still is its way of rejecting the demand that it be still. It’s being very actively telling you, “I don’t want to be still. I want to have control here.” And so, there’s a quality in you that has to convince your mind to release its control, its need to run things, its need to express itself.
You see, we associate our own self and our mind is one and the same. We think my mind is really me. My mind is where I enjoy life. My mind is where I make these great plans. Without my mind, where would I be? I’d be an animal. But the truth is, without our Soul, we are the very thing we fear.
Your mind, when it is devoid of desire will have nothing to plan about. And when it knows that what it desires in this world is without substance, it will stop desiring. It is not a stupid mind. It simply has to be educated that what it desires in this world is not permanent, not of the Father, not in the Kingdom and what it desires in this world, it can never take with it.
When the mind knows that what it desires is only a substitute and an imitation, and when it knows there is something of a higher and truer and more real nature, it will desire that. And when it desires that, it will be still because it will know that I cannot get that through my mind but only through the stillness of my mind.
So step number one in quieting your mind, is try to understand your conscious and subconscious desires. You’ve got a lot of them, so many and they’re all about this world.
When you release yourself from desire, maybe three quarters of the mind activity will abate.
I guess fear would have to be another active quality of the mind. A certain strange kind of fear like if I don’t keep my eyes open, somebody is going to get the best of me. And so this fear, this caution, this suspicion causes a state of constant unrest. Always looking to be sure that someone doesn’t do something you disapprove of or do it to you or even move an object t in the room to another place in the room. Always this mind is active patrolling its territory. When it knows that it has no territory, that’s it’s looking at an illusion everywhere, again, it will not have to think. It will not have to protect its territory.
And you’ll find many other tricks in that mind which refuses to be still and once you rob it of its territory which is the world of illusion and stand above it knowing that all of this world is illusion, including all the gold in Fort Knox, you will take the fangs out of this serpent, this thinking mind.
“Place not your faith in the things of this earth that perish.”
That wisdom becomes clear. We have been working for the things that perish with our minds. When the wisdom of working for the things that are imperishable comes to you, you will find you change instruments from mind to Soul and the mind is still.
Work with yourself so that your goals are clearer. If you have human goals, your mind will stay active. If you have Divine goals, the mind will be still.
So that’s the basic idea in your meditation. If you are unable to control the mind, it is because the mind still has human goals. When you have Divine goals, the mind will be still.
Find out what those human goals are and find the Real thing behind those human goals and let that be your target. Then accept it as present because everything the foolish mind seeks is already present in your Soul on a higher level of eality than your mind is capable of.
There’s more gold in your Soul than all that Fort Knox has. It’s the Source of all gold and if gold were needed, it could manufacture all it needs. It’s the Source of all life, so it manufactures life. All that your mind seeks in this world is multiplied beyond belief in the Reality within your Soul. When your mind knows this you will not interfere with your meditations.
Take that into a meditation.
“If I have human goals, I’m going to have an active mind.”
When the mind is still, you’re in the Soul. Your Soul replaces it automatically when your mind is still. You don’t have to do anything. Soul comes into play in the stillness of the mind.
And then Soul performs that great miracle of conscious union with the Infinite Invisible and the Infinite Consciousness in your mind are wedded in oneness and there is one mind flowing with Divine thought and that thought translates into a transformed world.
That’s all that Grace ever was about; the Divine mind functioning without the interference of your mind because when your mind is still, the carnal mind being helpless, there is no dilution, there is no filtering of Divine thought down to human fragments. The fullness flows and transforms your world, the right home, the right marriage, the right body, the right health, the right everything plus five million treasures that the human mind in its fondest dreams could not conceive of.
Grace is a permanent dispensation of the one Consciousness, the one Mind. If you’re not in the state of Grace, you’ve got an active mind which is interfering with the natural state of Grace which is normal to the Son of God.
Another way to silence the mind is to accept the Sonship of God as your identity and follow through with the knowledge that the Son of God which you accept yourself to be does not have a human mind. Don’t try to saddle the Divine Son with a human mind.
And so because you are the Son of God, the human mind is an in-accurism. It’s outmoded. It doesn’t fit in your identity. Let it be still. Let the mind be silent before the Lord. Let that stillness become a state of pregnancy. And let Christ be born in the permanent stillness of your mind.
We often forget that Soul is a marvelous thinker, a far better thinking instrument than our mind. And then we learn that our mind never was a mind at all. It was an imitation mind. It was the cosmic hypnosis presenting us with a belief in a mind that was not a mind. It was a decoy. The only one capable of thinking Divine thought is your Soul. The mind is intended to be a receiver for your Soul, not an original thinker. It must be meek unto your Soul. Then it will execute in the mortal sense of life all those directions that are given to it from above and as above so below. Oneness will express directly from the highest to this world.
I don’t know too many people who are living under Divine guidance in the pure sense but probably among our students there’s a higher percentage of those who can live in the Soul than you would get in a cross section of people walking on the street.
And so our lives should be demonstrating this higher awareness, this higher acceptance of Divine thought. We should be showing forth many fruits but we have this long corridor in which to still make our journey to Soul, to Spirit, to Christ, Divine life and the success of it depends on accepting it all where you are because that’s what makes the journey possible. The journey is only possible when you know you already are it. The mind rejects that.
And so, One Mind is your third day.
You may have to work a little longer that morning so get up about ten minutes early.
One Mind. When you achieve a measure of it, you have found the Master Alchemist.
Let’s go into the fourth day now.
You can only do this when you have taught the mind to be still.
The fourth day you’ll awaken to the knowledge and to the determination that:
I accept no external world.
There are many subtleties to that. It doesn’t mean go back to sleep. It means with your inner eye, to walk through, …(laughter)… “I’m glad I didn’t say that.”
It means that we walk through the Kingdom of God rather than the world.
“I accept no external world today.”
And on the other side of the coin, I accept only the presence of the invisible Kingdom. I am walking in the invisible Kingdom. I’ll do all my chores but I will know that what is happening out there is the carnal mind’s picture within myself and I will try to live in the one Mind which will perceive the Reality behind this that I am doing.
It’s almost similar to the way the bride seeks the bridegroom not in the visible but looks through the visible to find the Spirit, to find the bridegroom. And if you want the bridegroom strongly enough, you will look through the visible to the invisible.
Similarly here, if you know that by living in the conscious knowledge that there is no external world and not be willing to accept it, you automatically find yourself looking through the world into the Spirit and to a measure, no doubt, finding what you’re looking for because when you’re looking for it, the law is that it looks for you. It finds you when you’re looking for it. Like the Son returning home and the Father runs out to meet him.
Let’s see how we can live then momentarily in the knowledge that there is no external world.
Some of you have the capacity to test that this afternoon if you feel that that’s what you’d like to do. You can do most anything in this world and still test this principle, “I accept no external world.”
One young man said to me, “Why did you have a seminar in Orlando, of all places, when there is so many human things to do?” And I knew what the seminar was about and I was thinking, “Just a perfect place to practice there’s no external world.” It’s a lot harder here.
We’ll go on to the fifth.
I just want to coin a phrase if you don’t mind. “Today I will walk in Soul heaven.”
That’ll be the fifth day.
Now it can be Orlando or Bethlehem. It can be this world or Soul heaven. It’s where you’re at that determines it. And it’s where you’re at that determines every tomorrow. So that’s your choice on the fifth day.
On the fourth, I accept no external world. I try to walk in the Kingdom and now to clarify that, just what the Kingdom really is in functional ways, we’ll call it: “that heaven which enters your Soul.” Through your Soul, you discover the heaven that mankind is waiting for, right here. You discover the Kingdom that the world has been told they will enter, if they’re good little boys and do everything that they’re told to do. Of course, there’s nobody later to tell them, “I’m sorry, I was wrong.” It’s too late.
But the heaven we’ve been waiting for is right here in your Soul. And I challenge anyone on this earth to dispute it. In your Soul is heaven and in your Soul is Christ and in your Soul is paradise. And if you’ve ever wanted the baubles of this world, it would be very discouraging to learn that you had turned your back on the heaven that is in your Soul. There’s no one in this class that’s going to walk out of this class without that knowledge.
Heaven is in my Soul. The paradise I seek is in my Soul. The supply I seek is in my Soul. The absence of limitations is in my Soul. Why are you told that everything you seek, you are? Because everything is in your Soul and you are your Soul.
Now the carnal mind can paint beautiful and lurid pictures of marvelous things on this earth but the same carnal mind that creates, destroys. The plain same things that appear through carnal mind disappear. The life you’re given through carnal mind is taken away. There’s only one Savior, God functioning through your Soul. And in your Soul, the birth of Christ puts heaven into total expression in all that you do. All of the negatives, all of the opposites, all of the good health and the bad health, all the rumors that turn into tumors, all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all the greed and the hate and the need and despair are vanished by the birth of Christ in your Soul. That’s where heaven is.
Who wants lesser? To be satisfied with less than God is suicide. Soul or perish. Soul or reincarnation. Soul or limitation. Soul or death. Is that clear? If you disagree with it, think about it again and again and again until you can say, “I see. My Soul is my Savior.” And you Soul is always you, your right identification.
Then Soul will take you to your Spirit. Soul will take you to Christ life and all will be realized to be yourself. Your future does not lie in a million tomorrows. It lies in your Soul right here. So try to live in it.
And on that fifth day, if you have the experience of your Soul heaven, you will know that Soul heaven and the Kingdom are one and the same. But Soul is the instrument through which you live in that Kingdom.
The seamless Robe on the cross comes to mind. It was the symbol of the invisible body of the Soul. It could not be divided just as your Spirit cannot be divided. When you are clothed in the body of Spirit, you’re wearing the seamless Robe and it’s all available through your Soul Consciousness.
Every minute that you’re in it, you’re not in carnal mind and every minute that you’re in it, you’re not dying in carnal mind. You’re in that which is imperishable.
Those are the five steps for that. I think that brings us into thirty principles. There might be a degree of redundancy but they’re all just slightly different so that even the repetitions are not identical. And they give you another way of coming at the ultimate truth of your perfect identity now.
I know that Monday morning will be a difficult time for some and tonight I’ll ask you what time you’d like to meet Monday. I think it’s down rather early but some may feel they’d even like it even earlier. We’ll go by the majority. So what I’ll do is just sort of call out a time a few times and whoever, whenever we see the most people want to meet on Monday, that’s the time we’ll meet. We’ll all be considerate of those who have planes to catch. The question is, how early do we meet. As far as I’m concerned, if you want to meet before breakfast, I’ll be here, but we’ll decide together and I’ll ask you tonight.
Whatever we may have to say still will be said tonight and tomorrow morning.
Have a beautiful day in your Soul Heaven.
Today there are a range of questions. The range is immense, from simple, normal, human things, to how is space created? Can you stand by an illuminated individual and receive illumination? Should we have Medicare? That sort of thing. And I really think the questions are fair. I’m just trying to embrace the range of them without changing the direction of our study.
So let me briefly state that as far as standing with an illuminated individual and being illuminated, it didn’t work for three years with the disciples of Jesus and that should answer the question. And yet in strange ways, you can receive something other than illumination by the presence of an illuminated individual.
You see, nobody can do your work for you. Nobody can give you that great electric shock that suddenly opens all of the Soul pores. I know there are movements that indicate to their students that such is possible but I think it’s quite evident from the nature of the Christ teaching that there’s a lot of hard work and discipline necessary to open those gates. Many of us who walked with Joel found inspiration, we found a degree of awareness just from being in his presence. We did feel the atmosphere was different but it never reached the point of instant illumination. I’ve never heard one student say anything like that. My own personal experience with him was illuminating but not in the sense that all of a sudden there was this shining, transformed self, the ancient of days giving me the book, saying, “Here it’s yours.” Just a gradual awakening.
So in a class like this we do benefit from association with Spiritually aware individuals. There’s certainly a higher atmosphere and I hope that’s a reasonable answer to your question. Yes, I do believe we should have Medicare if we need to take care of ourselves and our families and do not have Spiritual awareness to provide that service. Certainly, we should not ever go without the protection we need if its available. Some will find that they don’t need it because they have the capacity to maintain what might be called the Medicare consciousness. But if you cannot and if you are not willing or able or convinced yet that you can turn to someone who has, then by all means, do it.
And then if you have children and have not yet trained them or taught them or in any way indoctrinated them into the Spiritual way of life, yes, I think we should do all of the necessary steps. By all means and as Joel put it, “If you’ve got to get a lawyer, get the best one.” The point is that Spiritual dimensions of living will ultimately take you out of human crutches but until you have attained that level, you must take the human footsteps.
How did space come about? I love the question. If you will take an imaginary line and call it a cosmic stone and draw it right through the universe on a horizontal basis and then see that above this imaginary cosmic stone are three heavens. The Kingdoms of heaven and below are three Kingdoms of this world. Call them if you will an upper and a lower firmament. Now in the three heavens, the light of the three heavens is shining. And it floods the universe and it falls upon this cosmic stone, this imaginary cosmic stone. And the light at this point, although it does not change, is interpreted by the cosmic stone or cosmic filter and so on one side of the cosmic filter, is light. On the other side, in reality is light but through the cosmic filter, a projection is made of this light in a distorted fragment so that not all the light shines through. And this distorted fragment coming through the cosmic filter or screen becomes the world that we know. On one side of the cosmic stone is the light, on the other side is the world that we know called the darkness. One side of the cosmic screen is eternity, the other side is time. Wherever the light hits the cosmic stone, eternity becomes a concept called time and infinity becomes a concept called space. That place where eternity becomes space, becomes time and infinity becomes space, that place Moses tried to explain with the name Satan. Your Christian Science work changed it to mortal mind. Paul called it carnal mind. Joel calls it hypnotism. But space is a result of hypnotism. And if you want to put it in scientific terminology, space is a cosmic, universal telecast based upon that which is and producing that which is not.
Now, there is not a scientific explanation but it is a workable one, a functionable one, something you can utilize to visualize clearly that the light of the three heavens, hitting the world mind becomes space, time and nature and all that nature contains. So that this world and all it contains, being the darkness spoken of in the Bible, is but a counterfeit projection in the world mind of that which is real in eternity.
Now, from that point, we move into, “What are we going to do about it?” The only instrument that can take you out of time and space and the illusion of a world, is the instrument selected and provided by the Father and that is the Soul of God. The Soul of God is the chosen instrument of God to break the hypnosis of time and space and the illusions that they contain. You have perhaps loosely, perhaps vigorously, applied the knowledge that God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent and yet in spite of it, in the time space picture we see no evidence of that omniscience. We see no evidence of that omnipotence. We see no evidence of that omnipresence and that is because the cosmic filter converts its concept of omnipresence into space. Space is but a counterfeit of omnipresence.
And when you think of these qualities of the Divine Self, omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, it would now be good to relate them to the three heavens. You’ll find that the omniscience comes from the Soul. The omnipresence comes from the Spirit. The omnipotence comes from the Christ. Christ omnipotent. Spirit omnipresent. Soul omniscient. All three being the three heavens.
Each quality is another heaven. And the synchronization of the three qualities are our trinity. God being the three heavens and the Son being the three heavens. The Son being Christ, Spirit and Soul.
Now all that exists are the three heavens, the light. All else is a counterfeit for a purpose of permitting your Soul to discover its strength, its weakness and above all to discover, that in spite of seeming to move through space and time in a counterfeit universe, your Soul is going to make a great discovery that it is indivisible from God. Everything will be thrown in its path to convince it that it is separate, apart, isolated, living under its own power but gradually, it discovers that I and the Father are one. It is an indivisible relationship and it leads to conscious union with the Father. Space plays a role. Time plays a role but that role is outlived when you translate beyond space and time. First you use them as your guide and then you translate beyond them.
Now, we’re into the activity of moving through space, through time which we are calling the wilderness and we want to learn to move through them without the usual crutches of mind and senses. We want to learn to develop a trust in our own Soul capacity and the capacity of our Soul to make total contact with the allness of God. For as we can reach this oneness through Soul with the allness of God, we’ll find these three qualities of omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence are discovered to be part of our eternal being all coalescing into one perfection which is self- existent and self- maintaining. From these, through Soul, we derive the capacity to transcend the need for the human crutches that have been necessary in the past. It is not an easy step. It is not something you decide to do and then lo and behold it is. You work at it.
And our function right now, maybe two or threefold, primarily to release the activity of our Soul into our daily experience and then to coordinate our Soul with our earthly experience. You might call it that we are trying to achieve, discover, realize a Divine rhythm. A rhythm that is based upon the will and the power of the Father functioning through our Soul, translating itself into action, knowledge, Divine thought, expressing as our daily life.
Now we have to learn how to coordinate Soul and earth action, how to release that Soul. And the natural question is, “What can I do to cooperate with that Soul so that what it wants to do through my expression as a form on this earth, I will not block but rather I will permit it to function its will through me?” And among the first blockages, you will have to face this, that the moment you try to convert the Soul into any human purpose, you are in a form of adultery. Now some of you have asked me questions along that nature. I’m speaking to you as frankly as possible. You’re not to be condemned for wishing to convert Soul into human benefit. I just want you to know it doesn’t work, that’s all. The prime purpose of Soul is to lift you into Divine birth, not to improve your humanhood. This is a very vital piece of advice. Do not try to convert Soul into a benefit for your human life. That may sound ridiculous to you but you will see that if you try to do this, the power and activity of your Soul will not function in your experience. We would be biting off the hand that feeds you. Even though to you it’s very logical, do not try it. It will not work. All you’ll do is separate yourself from the activity of Soul.
You see, God runs the universe, not your human needs and when you try to convert Soul power into the fulfillment of human needs, you’re saying to God, “Thanks for giving me this wonderful weapon, I’ve got a great use for it down here.” And that’s not what it’s for. God is saying to you, “Your Father knoweth your needs. It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Let me run the universe. Don’t take it away. You won’t succeed. Let me run it. Let me run it through your Soul, not as you outline, not as you prefer but as I prefer.”
Now that’s a difficult piece of medicine to swallow, I know, but you might as well make a few errors and find out for yourself. Try it and see how it works and you’ll discover the reason it doesn’t work is because the universe of God is run by God, not by man. No man can tamper with the activity of his own Soul. The one who is doing the guiding and outlining and the influencing of Soul to do this and that is truly a mortal not created by God. And unless you are able to see that you must step out of mortality, not use it to guide the Spirit, the Christ, the Soul, you are not getting the benefit of this seminar.
Soul has the function of enforcing the perfect will of God. The omnipotence of Christ functions through the omniscience of Soul. The omnipresence of Spirit functions through the omniscience of Soul. The perfection of God functions and perfects all that is necessary in your life. You decide not what is necessary but you wait unto the inner direction of what the Father tells you is necessary and what the Father shows you is necessary and you look and you look and you look and you wait for those Divine signs. “My thought will come to you through your Soul but if you persist in using your brain and your mind, my thought will not come to you. My thoughts are not your thoughts. My ways are not your ways.” Now this is definite and one must obey the word of scripture to the best of one’s capacity.
To release Soul then so that it may do its Divine work where you stand, there are very specific and rather simple instructions. “Don’t block it”, number one. Don’t block it by doing the things that Spirit tells you not to do. And if you read the books of Joel and if you read the scripture, you’re told what not to do. You’re told not to resist evil. You’re told to see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. You’re told to turn the other cheek. You’re told to take no thought. These are specifics and the reason they’re there, is so that when you obey them, you’re releasing your Soul.
You’re given Ten Commandments. When you obey them, you’re releasing your Soul. You’re clearing the way for Soul operation but you must understand those Ten Commandments. You must understand that adultery doesn’t mean a man and a woman. Adultery means adulterating the Divine message. You must understand the ten Soul commandments. We had a whole seminar on that. And so all through your scripture and all through Joel’s works, you’re given principles. Those principles release your Soul when obeyed.
And so Joel said, “Impersonalize.” If you’re still seeing persons, you’re not impersonalizing and therefore, you’re not releasing your Soul. But when you see no persons, but greet everyone with a Divine kiss by the recognition of their Spiritual identity, you are releasing your Soul. And these are rather simple instructions.
Let’s go through some that are maybe not so simple. One of the greatest attributes you have to release your Soul is the recognition that Soul is you. The moment you know I am Soul, you are activating it in your experience. I am Soul. Now that’s a lot better than telling God or your Soul what to do. I won’t harp on that any longer. I had to get the point across but it’s across and it’s over and we’re going to move into higher realms.
The first morning of this sequence will be “I am Soul.” I am Soul and that Soul is the Soul of God. That means I am omniscient because Soul is omniscient. We’re meditating on your identity as Soul. There’s more to you than Soul. That’s a big jump from being mortal. That morning, instead of being mortal, that morning you realize, I am Soul.
You move through the day as Soul. How? Let your Soul tell you how. Release your self to the Soul that you are. It is omniscient. It brings to you the thoughts of God but it is not enough to say I am Soul and live in a human mind and so when I accept I am Soul, I accept that I am not a human mind. I let my Soul overshadow my mind. All of this is done in your first meditation for the day. It’s not a statement and then out you run into the world but rather, it’s a theme of a meditation and the meditation is over when you have a realization of the meaning of I am Soul.
My Soul is not in this world. And so, I, living in Soul am living outside this world but I am right here. My Soul is not in this world because to my Soul there is no world. My Soul is in the Kingdom of God and I am Soul in the Kingdom of God. This is the trend of your meditation. I am Soul in the Kingdom of God. The light of God is shining in the Kingdom and it shines through my Soul. I am on the other side of this cosmic filter, the stone which Jesus said we must remove. Remove the stone.
Lazarus come forth. Lazarus is a symbol of light. When you remove the stone, the cosmic filter, the world mind by shutting your mind to it, the light, with the stone of world thought removed, removes the darkness of this world and your life is suffused with heavenly light. I am Soul and the heavenly light flows through my Soul bringing with it the full glorious treasures of the Father, concealed from human vision but within that light flowing through my Soul is the word of God and it is going to make itself flesh as my experience.
Concealed from human vision but within the light of my Soul is the power and the will, the perfect power and the perfect will of the perfect Father. All present, all flowing invisibly through my Soul. Flowing to is the perfect thought of the Divine Father. What is happening? My human mind does not know but my Soul is an infinite computer. It does everything that must be done concerningly. If the greatest minds on earth combined to think, they could not do what one Soul can do. It truly is an automated computer on an infinite scale performing every Divine task simultaneously where your life is concerned. There’s nothing you need do, not even a button to push. Just know I am Soul and be still and wait in Soul, not in mind. The computer will live its life through and as you. When the point of realization clicks within you, you’re ready for your day.
I will go forth before you. Everywhere, my omnipresence will be. My omnipotence will be. My omniscience will be. All synchronized into perfect action. But don’t take your consciousness away from Soul. Keep it in Soul consciousness.
Now that is a dimension above mind consciousness. And so you will find that you are thinking with your mind a little less and a little more precisely than usual. You are letting your Soul take over.
Many among us have discovered that although at one time this was very difficult, they found certain inner grooves that they could rest upon with a certain degree of effortlessness. And just stand and watch while they were in a high state of awareness. They were relaxed. They had developed confidence. They were making no specific effort to out-think anyone but rather they were totally aware that Soul’s action is always perfect. Invisible, but it does manifest in time if you are patient. But if you’re not living in that Soul, don’t expect time to manifest the qualities of your Divine self.
You can’t turn it on and off. This is where you inhabit the Kingdom of God. You live there. You abide. There’s no point saying it can’t be done because many are doing it. You abide.
I’ve had many people say to me, “I have four jobs. They ought to put on three more people but I have to do them all and I just can’t get through the day. There’s no way. All I do is get exhausted then go home and try to get a little sleep. And it’s time to do it over again.” And, eventually, they learn about the infinite computer of the Soul. And when they finish at two or three o’clock and there’s always time left and the work is done, they’re so amazed then three days later, they’re back in their minds wondering, why the Soul doesn’t do it. It did the first day. They forget. You just don’t walk away from it. You must learn to abide. Even beginners prove it out but then they somehow just don’t have the experience to know that you can’t turn it on and off. And so “I am Soul” being your first meditation of that day.
We have found that you open the Soul and release it into your activity by service. When you serve and don’t misunderstand by service that if you go out and deliver packages or something of that nature to help people that this is service. No, this is human service. Serving no man but serving the Spirit of God is a little different. You serve the Spirit of God by being obedient to its direction. That’s where your day and how your day is formed. Whatever Spirit directs, you do. You serve the Spirit. Your consciousness is on, “How can I serve the Spirit?” And then with your relationships with people, you’ll find it appears to be human service but it’s in response to the Spirit’s own direction to you.
You don’t say, “I’m going to be, uh, I’m going to distribute leaflets for the Democratic or Republican party this week” and call that service. You see what I mean? Not unless this is what you’re directed by Spirit to do. I’ve seen people who’ve had a marvelous time doing precisely what they wanted and then when suddenly everything broke down they said, “Well, I thought Spirit was leading me.” They didn’t even take the time to find out if Spirit was leading them. They followed their own desires, their own will, their own ambitions pretending to themselves that Spirit was leading them. You can’t fool anybody. And so whatever you do, don’t say Spirit wants me to do this because you’ll have a rude awakening if Spirit hasn’t led you to do this.
Now, you’re going to make mistakes. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to discern the difference between your own will and Spirit’s will. But at least make the effort. And just as a dog can hear a hundred voices but know its master, if you’re making the effort, you’ll hear the voice of Spirit directing you in its own fashion and in its own way, it will make itself known to you. It will even move a mountain to make itself known to you.
All there has to be is a willing heart. Something in you that says, “I am going to serve Spirit today, all day. First, I’m going to do the things that I’ve got to do. I’m going to do them from the knowledge that matter is not here. I’m going to live in the Spiritual universe while I do these things.”
Now, if you can’t find a way to live in the Spiritual universe, you’re not going to serve Spirit. Serving Spirit doesn’t mean I’m going to serve Spirit in the world. I’m going to serve Spirit in the Spiritual universe and it will appear as world activity. Get the distinction. Think about it carefully. Serve the Spirit by living in the Spirit and being Spirit and you will release your Soul.
Similarly, love releases Spirit. Love releases Soul activity. Now we know what love is. But we want an unselfed love. Not a love that wants something in return. Divine Love in you released, releases your Soul. Find out in various way that are available to you, the difference between Divine Love and self-love and then start giving out this Divine Love. Your Soul will be working for you. You’ll get back a hundred times what you give out.
You see, when you start thinking, “How can I release my Soul?” and then start doing the things that are obvious to release your Soul, you’ll find your Soul working through you. In fact, it will show you new ways, so many new ways, you can’t count them.
Accepting the omnipresence of Spirit releases your Soul. And it’s so easy to shorten the arm of the Father in your consciousness by not recognizing that here, there and everywhere is the Spirit of God and when you recognize it and know that it is I, you’ll find that is a Soul recognition.
And so basically, everything that you have learned to do in The Infinite Way is to help release your Soul activity. It isn’t a real, dark secret. It’s a matter of willingness, understanding that Soul is the way to Divine birth and yet, you must make the effort to do what you’re instructed to do by the scriptures, by the teaching of The Infinite Way, by the books, by the tapes, and by your own inner Master so that above all, your primary goal is always Divine rebirth through Soul activity living in the Kingdom of God in my Soul to attain the realization that I am Divine being. That’s you goal and your life should be built around that goal and the Soul will facilitate your attaining that goal. I am Soul.
Two, second day, “My Soul is a perfect, infinite computer.”
When you awaken in the morning, the realization that your Soul is a perfect, infinite computer with all that that implies. That it knows everything. It can do everything and it does do everything. It does everything automatically and so that means trust it to be a perfect, infinite computer and when you see something of an imperfection, knowing your Soul is a perfect computer, the imperfection must be lying. You must have wandered below the cosmic screen the filter, into the darkness and you are looking at the cosmic mind projection of an image that does not exist except in the world mind. Return to home base as quickly as possible. Above mind, in Soul, knowing the infinite computer is always working and its workings will be revealed to you when you abide in Soul.
You took your foot off the gas and your car stopped. You unlinked your mind from Soul by thinking and forgetting that the moment you take human thought, you are releasing yourself from the Divine pipeline.
People say, “How can I not take human thought in this world?” That isn’t the question. The question is, “How can I maintain Soul awareness while taking human thought.”
The traffic light changes from red to green. Your mind responds and you walk. Does that mean you can take your awareness off of Soul without suffering. While you do, a car will come around the corner, perhaps, even with that green light on for you. But with your mind linked with Soul, Soul is your automatic protector. Not only will it awaken you to a car coming around the corner, it will actually awaken the driver of that car.
All of our human footsteps are under Divine protection when the mind that thinks is linked with the Divine thinker. So work for that link up. You can think humanly and still abide in Soul.
I use a very simple illustration. We used to wonder, when the early days of learning how to type write. How could I type write and do all the things that I have to do while I’m typing? How would my mind possibly do this and do all those other things, too. But after a while you don’t even think about it, do you? You’re typing and you’re thinking about where you’re going to go after five o’ clock. You’re typing and you’re wondering about who’s doing what somewhere else. It’s as if you aren’t even there, your fingers seem to be doing the typing but actually, you’ve got a built in thinking apparatus which moves those fingers while you’re also thinking with the same apparatus about something else. Just as the mind can think of two, three or six things, so can you live in the mind and the Soul simultaneously.
You’ll have to find that technique by practice and when you do, you’ll discover that your mind serves your Soul and your Soul serving God, obviously, then the mind serves God.
My Soul is an infinite, perfect computer. You might add to it, and I trust it implicitly. There’s only one thing I’ve got to add to that, is that I must rest in my Soul. That’s the link up. That’s your second day.
Let’s apply that to some circumstances. Let’ s just invent a few circumstances that might happen in a day or you’d have to know this. Let’s say you make a serious error of some kind, quite serious. And now, your problem is what am I going to do about it? Now, think what you would do about it. If you make a serious error while you’re in the day when you know that my Soul is a perfect, infinite computer. Think what you would do when you discover your serious error.
You probably either have your answer or you’ll be spending a lot more time to find it so we’ll go right into what you should do.
Number one, that which is an error is not an error no matter how serious. It’s not an error in the Kingdom of God. That’s the first step. I did not make an error in the Kingdom of God. The error is in this world. The erasure of the error is not necessary because I am in the Kingdom of God. That’s step number one.
The moment you do that, you’re setting in action the law of perfection which is always working and only enters your consciousness when you’re in Soul. Now, obviously the error was made when you are not in Soul so quickly, get back into the Kingdom, recognizing that there’s never an error in the Kingdom of Soul. You’re back into Source. Source is going to make what you call a correction. Source can manifest the word. Source being perfect through your Soul. Source will make a correction a little different than your human mind would make. Source will move out into all the areas where this particular human error would have an effect. Not just where you made it but in all the areas where this particular error could have an effect. In every country, in every division of this world, Spirit will manifest the word invisibly. And then when the smoke clears, and finally the error is changed in the human sphere, you’ll find that the repercussions of it will not be quite as serious as you would have thought because you will have activated Spirit to go before you and the various facets of that error will be closed up long before it can get underway to do its destructive work in your human sense of life. The moment you put the invisible detective on the trail by recognizing infinite perfection in the Spirit, the infinite computer will reveal that it is just that and the repercussions of the error will be caught. Isn’t that what a healing is all about? Think of some of your experiences in healing. Think of some of the strange ones.
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What happened was, either you or someone you called, touched the infinite computer of Soul. There was an invisible resurrection that took place. A serious condition changed. A healing appeared where the serious condition had been but all because Soul was activated in some manner. The infinite computer brought Lazarus forth. The infinite computer performs a miracle in spite of any apparent error but sometimes it doesn’t work the way you imagine it ought to. That’s because the infinite computer always works perfectly and we have concepts about what we think perfection is. We do not see the whole, complete picture and so many times, the perfection of the computer works in an invisible way for the benefit of the progression of an individual, rather than for our idea of how it should have worked.
And if you think about it from time to time, when you wonder why Spirit didn’t do something that you thought it ought to do, and if you look back at it after a year or two, you may find an answer. Sometimes you can’t find it right in the heat of the moment. Remember, the infinite computer never fails. It is always working to serve the Spiritual interest. It is always building in a progression. Trust it. Live in it. Depend on it.
Take another situation, not an error with a possible repercussion but something that happens in your life that you didn’t cause. Something that happened in spite of you, happened from another source in your direction. Now what are you going to do?
Where is your infinite computer? It is your Soul. It is flawless. Return out of human thought to your Soul. Rest there trusting and this negative force seemingly coming at you, influencing you, hurting you brushes up against your Soul consciousness.
Now your Soul sees no evil, hears no evil, recognizes no evil. It is uninfluenced by the evil you are aware of. And that which seemingly is disturbing or attacking you does not disturb or attack your Soul. It resists no evil which is what you must learn to do and it does it for you. Learn to use this weapon not by directing it, but by surrendering to it. And all that seemingly threatens you will meet the non-resistance of the Soul which is a perfect thinker and a perfect power expressing all of your divinity in relationship to that specific incident.
Another way to return quickly to your Soul, we had last night, at least it seems like last night. This that was so real to you, this error, this threat, this lack, this limitation is not happening. That’s how you return to your Soul. And I want to tell you that’s very vital and very important and very effective. It’s the first step of returning to your Soul. If you think the error, the threat, the destruction, the disturbance is happening, you’ve lost it. If you really think it’s happening, you’ve lost it, (you see)?
Now we’re not going to live in two worlds. Not at this point. We’re not going to live between two worlds. We live in the Kingdom and it may appear that we’re in this world. We’re not going to think, “Oh yes, I’m Spirit living in the Spirit but after all I’m still this human, mortal self and I’ve got this human footsteps.” No, no. If you do, you’ve lost it again. You’re making the effort to step out of the belief in a human self. You’re crucifying mortality and while you go through the appearance of human footsteps, you are living consciously in your Soul in the Kingdom of God. And that is different than living between two worlds.
I don’t care if you’re slicing the thickest steak on a juicy platter, your consciousness rests in your Soul in the Kingdom of God; and I know it is possible. That’s where you give your priorities. After a while, it’s not even a conscious activity. It’s almost an unconscious activity. Just like breathing is because this is where you naturally gravitate.
Each morning that’s where you go. Each day that’s where you try to remain and return as frequently as you stray as you become aware that you’ve strayed. And day by day, your straying diminishes, your Soul helps you do this. The fruits of it are so outstanding that they’re more important to you than anything else.
And now as we do this, we find that a Divine rhythm is creeping into our daily lives. You can feel it. It’s as thick as butter. It’s a texture all its own and it has that feeling of effortlessness about it; like, “how in the world did this beautiful thing happen without my doing it?’ Something is moving things from the invisible. You know it. These are some of the fruits, some of the signs. At first you need these signs. But later, you don’t need them. You get them but you don’t need them as much. Because you know that your own Spiritual body is where you’re living. You’re not living in form. You’re not trapped. Your Soul begins to release you more and more from sense that you live in form, that you live in your monthly dividends, that you live in your social security check. You begin to see that more as Spirit manifesting as supply. You begin to feel the secret of supply coming from the invisible. Oh sure they come in in a certain physical way. Whereas before you thought it was the government or your stockbroker. You begin to realize it’s your own Soul furnishing that which you call supply out here and when it isn’t forthcoming, it’s because you’re not in your Soul.
Your Soul must furnish supply. It’s a law and your human sense of self must live in that Soul by stepping out of human sense. Now the Soul is going to take you higher than social security and stocks and dividends. It takes you into Spiritual supply which is life itself. It takes you into a different way of breathing. It takes you into a heartbeat that never stops. That’s a different kind of supply.
It takes you into a life that does not depend on birth and death. It takes you into a life that is self-existent, depending on no outer circumstance. It produces its own.
The more you become indoctrinated in the capacity, the willingness, the need to live in your Soul, the more you discover the infinite nature of your Soul.
I hate to go into personal experiences but so many Soul expressions come into your life. To tell you that you’re moving in a definite, ascending progression that is almost impossible to, to find the energy to leave your Soul. It’s almost like a magnet. It holds you because it is so miraculous and when you see what it does, not only for you, but for others who are brought into the aura of your Soul activity which in turn opens their Soul activity, this is like catnip to a cat. All you can think of, “this is where life is, I’ve got to immerse myself deeper. I’ve got to immerse in that pool of Salome. I’ve got to remain constant in this Soul universe.
The mind universe ceases to have anything of value. It is all perishable. The perishables do not have the magnetic power that they had. They cannot give you the Divine expression of life. The perishables can only give you temporary satisfaction of human appetites. You lose a taste for them. You know then that this is another sign. The false appetites that once were so powerful aren’t there. The cravings of all types, they simply are not there and these are the signs that you’re past many milestones. Many areas that had been disaster for you in previous incarnations no longer are and you’re willing then to put more trust, more effort into even decreasing whatever mortality is left because the prize of Divinity realized, not just divinity known to your mind but divinity realized is within reaching distance. It almost paralyzes your bloodstream to think that you’re that close.
I hope these signs have been coming to you in sufficient abundance to make your direction almost irresistible so that you have caught the total sequence that you must return to your Divine birth and that Soul is the method and your capacity to change your concepts that are mortal to the realization of immortality now releases you into that Soul which in turn will weave your wedding garment. I am a Soul. My Soul is an infinite computer.
My Soul is a bride preparing for a bridegroom.
“My Soul is a bride preparing for a bridegroom.” That’s your meditation for your third day. What does that mean? Think on it please. This day, my Soul is opening itself to my Spirit. Spirit is the groom. My Soul is the bride. This day my Soul is seeking out my Spirit. This day my Soul is inviting my Spirit. This day my Soul is seeking union with my Spirit. Today I am a Soul preparing for, I am a Soul, a bride, preparing for a bridegroom.
Turn that into a conscious activity in which everywhere you go you look for the Spiritual content of what is before you. That’s how the bride prepares for the bridegroom. Look for the Spiritual content in everything you see and do. Stocks and bonds, fine. See it as an invisible Spiritual activity providing supply. Food, see it as an invisible Spiritual activity providing energy. You see what I’m saying?
Look for the Spiritual purpose behind what is appearing in everything you do. You’re sharpening your pencil? Look for that Spiritual activity behind that pencil. What’s it going to be used for? What’s the Spiritual purpose behind a pencil? Find it. The Soul, the bride is preparing for a bridegroom and so the bride must recognize who the bridegroom is. You see? Look for that Spirit, the bridegroom in everything. If you’re peeling an orange, look for the Spirit. Look for the bridegroom where that orange is. Train yourself to think that way.
That is a different focus. It’s turning away from the world to the invisible cause of all things. You’re turning to the one creative source. What is this? What is the creative purpose that finally appears to me as an orange that I’m peeling? You’ll find answers that will surprise you. That’s your third day. I’d like to dwell with that awhile.
Today I am the Soul of the bride looking for the bridegroom in everything I see. I’m looking into everything material seeing its Spiritual origin. That’s a lot different than walking in a visible mortal universe alone and I know some are saying, “How will I ever get my work done?” Look at your work and look behind it for the bridegroom. Look right behind your work for the bridegroom and, oh, will you do your work differently. I mean differently! You’ll see the Spiritual purpose of your work and you’ll cooperate and coordinate your outer earthly activity with that Spiritual purpose and your entire motivation will be different. You’ll find a way to serve the Spirit not to rape it, not to go in there to plunder, not to go in there to serve myself, my human being. You’ll find a way to turn it all around once you look for the bridegroom behind your work. You will almost begin to treasure that work from a new viewpoint.
Look for the bridegroom behind your marriage. Look for the bridegroom behind every relationship.
Today I am a bride preparing the way for the bridegroom. To do this, I must know the bridegroom, the invisible Spiritual cause behind all things. Look hard and look deep and then look with your Soul. Let your Soul, itself, bring to conscious remembrance the truth of all being.
Now this is what you’re trying to do but you’re in the wilderness. It has its own motivations, its own purposes. While you’re trying to do this, the world will be doing its thing. You’re not working in a laboratory where you control the circumstances. I know that. The boss will shout. The car ahead of you will have a flat tire at the wrong moment. The unexpected will always come at you. Another crisis will arrive somewhere, it always does. But it usually arrives when you’re not living as the Soul, the bride looking for the bridegroom.
Will the same number of crisis arise? Will the same number of errors, the same number of disturbances or will they disappear before they ever make themselves known? If I go before you. You will discover. Your search for the bridegroom in all things activates the infinite computer called Soul.
My Soul is omnipotent.
My Soul is omnipotent.
Yes, my Soul is omniscient but its omnipotence comes from the seventh day or the third heaven. The Christ which is omnipotent functions through my Soul and so my Soul expresses the omnipotence of Christ.
My Soul is omnipotent. This realized in meditation as you walk forth on that fourth day is different than saying God is omnipotent. Yes, you know God is omnipotent but the omnipotence of God functions through your Soul and not through your mind. There’s no link up between God and your mind but there is between God and your Soul. So it’s important to know that the omnipotence that is God does function, is functioning and it will manifest only through your Soul. And so in short-hand, you’re saying, “My Soul is omnipotent but you’re realizing, is expressing the omnipotence of God, the omnipotence of Christ, the omnipotence of Spirit and it is doing it, regardless of what I see.” Just to know it’s omnipotent, but to think that something in this world can occur of an un-divine nature is to believe that your Soul is not omnipotent. It is doing its job. Its omnipotence is expressing.
The question is, “Is it expressing in your experience?” That depends on whether you accept what the world mind is throwing in your path. If you accept what the world mind throws before you, you’re not accepting that your Soul is omnipotent. You’re thinking, “It’s omnipotent sometimes but not this time.” It is constant. You must trust it to be working and therefore that which denies it is the lie.
That’s how this cosmic filter, this cosmic mind, this cosmic stone is removed. Your Soul is always expressing omniscience, always expressing omnipotence and it is always omnipresent. These are factors that are happening. If you are true to that, it will manifest in this time universe.
That’s your fourth day.
Now let’s be quiet with the omnipotence of your Soul and take some discordant thing in your life and make the correction. Your senses tell you, you have a discord. Believe it not. Your mortal sense of you has a discord. Go beyond trying to make your Soul correct that discord in your mortal world. Go beyond that. That’s the tragic trap. “Oh, I have a Soul. It will correct this discord in my mortal life.” That’s the trap. That’s how Mr. Satan always uses the bait that we fall into. Oh no. That’s not the way you live successfully in the wilderness.
This disturbance that my mortal sense knows is a cosmic suggestion. Oh, I know it’s very close at home. It’s disrupting everything in my life. But that’s the hypnotism. No no, it’s not happening. It is not happening. Look for the Spirit behind the appearance of this disturbance. Look for the Spiritual bridegroom. Find it. Embrace the Spirit. Know it well. Believe it but embrace it with your Spirit until there is one Spirit where there had been a mortal mind.
When you are Spirit and the reality behind the bridegroom is Spirit and you are resting in Spiritual identity, can you honestly say there is a disturbance? Until you reach that level, you’ll have your disturbance. There isn’t Spirit only where you are, there’s Spirit omnipresent and there’s no one else there but Spirit. Can you reach that total acceptance that only the presence of Spirit is there? Then you’re in the omnipresence of Spirit. Then you’ve found the bridegroom and now your Soul will exalt.
This isn’t true for the next five minutes and it’s not untrue if when you open your eyes and go home the disturbance is still there. It’s always true. The disturbance is only a cosmic thought. It is not Divine thought. It is untrue. And when you are able to obliterate it in your consciousness and know that it cannot be because Spirit is omnipresent and has no opposite, where is the disturbance? It’s in the world that is not.
When you reach this total, absolute truth in consciousness, even the appearance of the disturbance will not disturb you. It cannot. You can’t be disturbed by a phantom, by a shadow. If you’re disturbed, you are part of the disturbance. You are back in a physical you. That’s why you’re disturbed. I cannot be disturbed. If I can be, then I have lost my awareness of identity.
Make Spirit omnipresent in your consciousness. Look for no healings about it. Just rest in the truth. The truth is Self-existent. Don’t get out a yardstick to measure the improvement. Get back into your all Spiritual universe knowing that even when I come out back into the appearance world, that disturbance that appears is simply an unsubstantial appearance, a shadow, it may even be a flesh and blood shadow but it is a mortal shell. You’ve got to go all the way.
Omnipotence then means that the power of Spirit is always functioning and the only reason you’re experiencing a disturbance is because you can experience the omnipotence of Spirit only in your Soul. Is that clear? When you find Soul awareness, you will not find the disturbance and that goes with human relations, germs, disabilities, whatever.
And so for twenty minutes or twenty days the appearance of the disturbance will be there but hold fast. Don’t be tempted out into the world of human belief and your reward will be quick, sharp and powerful when it comes. It’ll be well worth waiting for when it comes. It’ll be like a bolt out of the blue and instantaneous revelation that a disturbance never was there. I don’t want to speak words. I want this to be Consciousness but out of experience, we have discovered that these things are true.
Omnipotence is always functioning and whatever denies it is a lie. Rise to Soul awareness and that omnipotence will be experienced in a concrete, visible way in the appearance called time.
On the fifth day, last night I asked, I think it was this morning, it has been going so fast. This morning probably, we had our five and I included an extra one called “all reality is now.” I would like that to be in this series of five. All reality is now.
And when you take that into your morning meditation, it must be amplified by your conscious thought. When you say to yourself that all reality is now, that means that everything that is in the so-called past or the future is now. Nothing new will be added to reality so that all eternity is now. All infinity is now.
But it also means something else. It means that what is reality is all that is now and that nothing but reality is now. And so please include that in your contemplation before you enter your meditation.
And that brings up something that I fear too many of us have neglected. You know and I know that meditation is not always effective. We seem to be earth bound. We seem to be hammering away at some invisible blockage and we don’t get through. Well of course if we don’t, we don’t enter the Soul realm or we don’t enter the real of our own Soul but rather we remain within this eager, anxious mind.
Now then, if you cannot meditate successfully with these principles, there’s no cause for alarm. There’s a step that is missing. Or several steps. The first would be that you’re not preceding the meditation with a true contemplation. And if you’re not contemplating, you’re trying to go too suddenly out of human thought into Soul awareness. So, contemplation is a bridge, a very vital bridge and it involves going into conscious thought about the subject, the theme of, or principle that you’re trying to make part of your permanent awareness.
And so you contemplate it. I know I’ve said this over nineteen years now but it’s still important especially to people I haven’t said it to. That unless you’re contemplating before you meditate, it’s like jumping into cold water too fast. If you haven’t learned how to come right in to your meditation, you’ve got to first bridge the gap with a contemplation which is a very simple thing. Just bring into mind those facets of the subject you’re working with and try to think of what is the truth about them. It’s truth you’re after. It’s truth that opens your Soul and these principles open your Soul because they’re principles of truth and truth is very simple. If Jesus said it, it’s true. If Joel said it, It’s true. If you’ve heard the voice, whatever it said, it’s true. If you had a realization, it wasn’t true just for that moment, it’s always true.
And so go to something you know is true. And dwell with it. Contemplate it. Sip it like wine. Rest with it and suddenly there’s a nice, pleasant, relaxing oasis within your consciousness.
There was a time when the Father made a statement to you, bring it into remembrance. What did the Father say to you? It wasn’t just true that day, that moment. It’s true eternally. The Father only speaks eternal truth so when you have this realization or voice or thought presented to you from the Spirit, think of it now. What was it? Did you possibly hear something of a stupendous nature? Think of it. Did you feel something of a stupendous nature? Think of that. Contemplate it by sipping it slowly.
I have actually used statements from the Father that came as far back as nineteen years ago and I could use them today and they’re just as incredibly effective as the moment they were given because they’re permanent truth. They’re not yesterday’s manna. They’re permanent manna. It’s true you’ll get new ones and you don’t rely on yesterday’s manna but for the purpose of contemplation, it’s serves a purpose.
You rest there. It’s almost as if, once more you’re saying to the Father, “Thank you. Thank you for this marvelous idea, this marvelous statement, this marvelous feeling again. I’m reliving it.” And it’s taking me back almost instantly to that joyous, inner oasis. It’s taking me so deeply within that I suddenly know it’s taking me to the Kingdom within, the Kingdom within my Soul. And there I am dwelling.
This becomes an infinite experience. All three heavens contribute to this experience because all three heavens are the Son of God. The Son of God is the first, second and third heaven, the trinity. The Soul, the Spirit and the Christ. All three heavens are the Son of God that you are and in this peaceful contemplation, you are turning the key in the lock of the three heavens.
Conscious union is being woven into your consciousness. All static from the world is being dissolved. The suggestion of separation from your eternal Source is being thinned into insignificance. The Father within declares, “I am the life. I am the truth and the resurrection.” You feel close to your Source, so close that I and my Source are actually one. Everywhere I am. Where there had been a disturbance, only I am.
There can only be a disturbance where there are two. The one disturbed and the disturbing influence. But now, in oneness, who is there to disturb who? Oneness realized dissipates the false suggestion and if it dissipates it in your consciousness, it has no place to manifest.
Only reality can be present. All that is unreal is not here. The disturbance falls into unreality. Only reality is here. Only reality is now and all reality is now. Again lose personal self. Rest in the allness of your own Infinite being. And I assure you the infinite computer will manifest the result of your inner realization, not your inner human thought, but rather the realization that comes from the Divine through your Soul. It will manifest. It is the law. Soul makes the Word flesh.
We are finding a Divine rhythm and it coordinates our earth activity with our Soul effortlessly. Your contemplation led to meditation. Your meditation led to your Soul.
The stone is rolled away with no effort.
Now that we’ve all recovered sufficiently from our travel and are all well slept, perhaps we can come together with our full capacities working and reach some important inner realizations that can live with us forever.
We want to take a long look at a man named Judas and to see that Judas is a symbol of something from which most people of the world are still suffering. Never think that Judas passed out of the picture when he threw himself on the burning coals. Judas is among us in a very specific way. Still pretending friendship, still crucifying the Christ, still winning your confidence. We have not recognized the betrayer within our midst.
Your hope for fulfilling life is all poured inadvertently into Judas and in the end Judas turns upon you because you do not recognize him. The disguise he wears is time and your life is poured into time and time runs out. Time seem to create for you but it also destroys what it creates. Time appears but it also disappears. Time vanishes down to a thin point. In the end the executioner of every person on this earth is time.
This cosmic betrayer must be recognized for what it is. There is no time in your Divine life and if you continue to flow in the tide of time you are separated from your Divine life, you are separated from God and whoever lives in time must face the fact that in time we are all separated from our own Divine being.
And so time is Judas. For when time runs out, it is Judas time itself that crucifies us. When we have determined to live in the Kingdom of God we make the equal determination to realize that there is no time in our Kingdom and therefore I cannot live in time. Only mortality lives in time, not Divinity. Immortality is timeless. And to catch the presence of yourself outside time is the way you catch the presence of yourself in the Kingdom of God.
Let us look at this phenomenon of time now not accepting the obvious that when we breathe, we’re breathing in time. When we eat, we’re eating in time. When we walk, we’re walking in time. It makes no difference what we do as human beings, we do it in time. It suffuses our lives and interpenetrates every cell of our body, every moment of our thought. And it will crucify us. We have no future in time.
All of the cosmic hypnosis of this world is contained in that flow of time. The only disease you will ever see is an image in mind in time. There is no disease in the timeless Kingdom which is present. And so somewhere you’ve got to draw a line. You’ve got to separate the chaff from the wheat. You’ve got to find out when you’re living in time and when you’re reaching outside of time. You’ve got to find the great secret that your life in time is not the life of God, that your life outside time is the life of God.
You’ve got to see Jesus in time saying “Thou seest me, thou seest the Father” and then stepping out of time into the invisible seemingly dead and then stepping back into time very much alive. All because of the presence of life outside time. That life outside time is the life that is the Christ life. The I life, the Divine life. It is present. When you have attained a measure of life outside time, you’re on your way to Christhood. You’re leaving the mortal dream and you’re leaving behind you the diseases, disasters and discords of that mortal dream before that mortal dream crucifies itself.
All our cards are on the table when we look at time and timelessness and we find that no life can ever be lost. The life that seems to be lost simply moves out of time into another time track. And because we don’t see this time tracks, to us they remain, perhaps, vague ideas in the mind. We talk about our incarnations, who we were, who we might be tomorrow or in the future. But in your timeless Self you’re past the idea of a you yesterday and a you tomorrow.
All incarnations are part of the past. And you see them as not incarnations at all but time tracks. The clairvoyant can see your time tracks and gives you the impression that a reincarnation is another you from a past life. I’d like you to know that there is no past life. Every reincarnation you have ever lived is part of the mortal illusion and existed only on separate time tracks which are present at this moment. The clairvoyant does not see your reincarnations from the past but sees them in the present in time tracks that are invisible to human eyes. And the prophet sees your future in time tracks that are invisible to human eyes in tomorrow, but they’re not tomorrow in reality. Your past incarnations are all present. And there will come a great moment when you step out of time all fused into one. There will a great Spiritual fusion of all your past into your present.
Let me explain just a wee bit about time tracks. If you could look inside your timepiece and see all the machinery, all the grooves, all the moving objects, the way they’re moving, one this way and one that way but all synchronized so it is with your time tracks. You have been moving through time and it is necessary. It is even necessary for your Soul to move through time and I think it’s important to get the full picture of what is really happening invisible to our human time sense.
Now you take the book of Genesis and look there and you’ve got seven days. Those seven days have never been fully deciphered as you all know. I’d like you to see them in a new way. I’d like you to see them as an explanation by Moses of the journey of your Soul. As your Soul leaves its Source and moves through time, it is picking up information that it must have in order to survive in eternity. Your individual Soul moves through time first into the void and Moses calls this the first day.
And then you move upward, always through time until you come to this and Moses calls this the fourth day. And your Soul moving through this fourth day now is on its homeward journey. It is the prodigal as we mentioned last night.
Moving upward now, it is moving toward its own home base which is the fifth world just above this one. And so the Soul making its flight begins from infinite Source, moves into the void called the first day, through the second day, through the third day and so we have the animal and the vegetable Kingdoms. And finally it moves into this fourth day which is actually the beginning of the animal Kingdom. I should have said vegetable and mineral Kingdoms in the first, second and third days. Now in the fourth day it is into the animal Kingdom and in the top of the fourth day is the human Kingdom.
Evolution is only about the fourth day, scientific evolution. Its evolution of the animal in time eventually becoming a human form and however distressing that was at one time it no longer is to those who have accepted the obvious fact that we have evolved in time.
But the Soul cannot stop here. The information it has been picking up has been very important. It has learned about a temporary life and this is its way of learning about eternal life. It picks up bits and pieces as it goes along. It learns that it has been dominated and this is how it learns to take dominion.
All through the experience of the four worlds, the Soul is learning what it needs to survive in the fifth, sixth and seventh worlds.
Now let’s move up beyond this world. I was asked to explain the third heaven. We’ll start with the first. The first heaven is the fifth world or the fifth day of Genesis. It is the universe of your Soul. You are now in the fourth world, the universe of your mind. Everything from the fourth universe down is an imitation, it’s a mental imitation placed here by the cosmic mind, world mind, carnal mind, universal mind, that which is not the infinite Consciousness. And so out of this nothingness, nothingness is recreated and is these four worlds that we inhabit one by one. Meanwhile our Soul is becoming quite educated and finally reaching a point where it’s ready to rejoin its own infinite Soul.
Our individual Soul lives in the infinite Soul of God which is the fifth world. Now it’s ready to move into the fifth world when you and I in our mortal state are willing to relinquish mortality. When we discover how to relinquish mortality, how to step out of the belief that I, Divine self live in form, live in matter, live in time, live in space, live in intervals.
When we can overcome the cosmic illusions, the Soul is released into the fifth world which is the first heaven. And then it moves up, into its marriage with the Spirit which is the second or the sixth day of Genesis. Now compare the, I mean, correlate the fifth world with the first heaven, and also the fifth day of Genesis. The fifth day and the fifth world are the first heaven.
The sixth day of Genesis is the sixth world and it is the second heaven. The seventh day of Genesis is the seventh world and it is the third heaven. First heaven, fifth world, fifth day is Soul, sixth day, sixth world, second heaven is Spirit, third day, third heaven is the seventh day and the seventh world which is Christ. Soul marries Spirit, Christ is born and you are catapulted into Christ awareness in the seventh day or the third heaven.
Now this is what Moses was briefly blueprinting. And you’ll remember that you were born in the image and likeness of God on the sixth day, not on the fourth not in this mind world, not in this imitation world, but in the sixth day which is the marriage of Spirit with Soul and then on the seventh day, you are that Christ, that life of God which is pronounced good forever.
Now if you take the seven mixing bowls and put them one within the other you’ll see seventh day, sixth day, fifth day, they’re all inter-penetrating, they’re all in one and so right now, Christ is, Spirit is, Soul is. They are homogenized in the Reality, but Soul is slowly learning them one at a time because at this point Soul is incapable of catching the fullness and has to go through the individual parts of the whole before it can appreciate and live and survive in the whole. And that’s what we’re doing. And that’s why so many things to us are difficult, unclear, seemingly incomplete. It’s because we’re living in an incomplete state of mentality.
And that is why now we’re ready to face the fact that time is the great separator. Time separates us from our eternal self. The very eternal self that we are now is inaccessible to our present mentality. And so we’re trading in our brain power for our Soul power because it’s our Soul power which is going to lift us into the Consciousness of the fifth world or first heaven which is part of the Divine plan of your ascension.
And so a life that seems to be lost in this world is never lost because the only life there is, is the life of God which can only be accepted, realized and lived in to a measure by a mortal being and that is only in the measure of acceptance and effort to be true to it rather than to truly experience the fullness of it.
And so now we are forced, we are forced to abandon all human effort to make a happy, complete, beautiful human life because it leads nowhere. Rather we bend our effort now to build our consciousness of our Divine life because it leads everywhere and it includes all that you could possibly want in the supreme human life.
So our sights are focus, our base of operation, our complete direction is to attain Soul consciousness. The Soul is trying to overcome our mortal sense of life. It is trying to overcome our mortal sense of life which is separated from our Divine life by the concept of time.
Now you had nothing to do with putting time here. You simply were forced to accept it until enlightenment begins to tell you that time is the hangman of the cosmic hypnosis. Your life is not in time. I, the Spirit of God, I am not in time. Please dwell with that now.
You have a fairly sketchy picture of the flight of your Soul but you can see that there is a purpose and a direction in which your Soul must take dominion over your mind. And unless you’re willing to cooperate with your mind you merely defer all the Divine treasures that you inadvertently have been seeking in time instead of in eternity.
I am stepping out of the belief that I, the living child of God exist in time. I’m following the Spirit of Christ in Jesus outside time. Follow Me, outside time. Follow Me into the eternal now. You won’t need your mind where you’re going. You can leave it outside. You follow Christ into the eternal now and you wait upon the Lord.
The reason we have not experienced eternal life, Divine life, perfect life is because with our mind we have not yet abandoned the idea of running our lives. We have a personal life, a my life, an individual life, a me life. You cannot run God’s life and so this passage through time has been necessary to slowly winnow out the self-will, the desire, the human aspiration, the ego that is so concerned with itself, the fear, the qualities of that ego which keep it moored upon this earth. All of these lose their potency for you. You no longer need them. You discover they are not only not an aid but they are a deterrent. In your Kingdom all your human virtues are nothing. All your human vices are nothing. All your human skills are nothing.
You come into the Kingdom as a little child, truly as an embryo and you do not try to nourish the embryo with your own intelligence but rather to lay yourself at the feet of your Source. You are accepting the Divine life of God which is your life and to accept it you must learn to abandon the belief in another life, a human life, a temporary life. We come into God with total acceptance, total faith, total trust and whatever measure of confidence we can muster up.
I am resting in the life of God for I am not in time. I am in eternal life. That is my life. That is who I am and that is where I am. This is a daily acceptance. I am eternal life now. I am not life in time.
You are moving out of the life that is an imitation, into the life that is the only life, the life of God which has no opposite, which has no beginning and no end, which is timeless. And in this new life, which has ever been your only life, your real life, you are at the mercy of the Life itself. It will never work through your consciousness as long as you still retain any desire to use it for a personal purpose. That is why it has been withheld. The Soul must learn that there is no personal Soul. There is only the Divine Soul. There is no personal you, there is only the Divine you. And if you are willing to permit the life of God to live itself as you without any mental interference, the Spirit can read your intentions and if there is in you still, that which will interfere, that which will say “Thank you for taking me this far, I’ll take it now from here”, that which will say, “What about my child, my son, my father, my brother, what about my income?” As long as you’re going to think in terms of a personal you, you are rejecting your Divine life. It cannot function in a personal you. This is the point.
And so I won’t pretend that we are jumping into Divine life but rather we are learning the requirements of attaining the awareness of it. We must totally impersonalize ourselves. And when Joel writes chapters and chapters and chapters about impersonalization, he’s leading you to the impersonalization which enables you through Soul to rise into your own Divine life but will never function in a person.
I am the Divine life that is not in time. Now you’re going to wake up some morning in your wilderness period and you’re going to take this “I am the Divine life that is not in time” and that’s going to be your consciousness for that day. And an embryo is not capable of running or even walking or even tottering. You going to have to struggle with that a little while, but I tell you it is food for the embryo. It is Soul food. It will feed and nourish that embryo. It will prepare that embryo for its own birth. I am the Divine life that is not in time. Meditate with it as we’re doing now. It’s a big bundle to swallow but let it simmer on the tip of your tongue, sip it carefully, wait for it to explain itself. I am Divine life not in time.
My life does not depend on birth or death. This is startling truth. Your life does not depend on birth or death. Your life has no beginning. Your life has no end. Your life always is. Your life has no past. Your life has no future. Your life is eternal. Even the future becomes the past but not eternal life. It never becomes the past. It’s always eternal. That is the life that is your life and this embryo consciousness trying to understand it is resting in the life that has no past and no future but is forever.
This embryo is resting in the life that is God. As startling as it is, that is your only life and it has never been anything but your life. It is your real life and when you live in It, your real qualities will express. I am accepting the life of God, timeless, eternal, perfect, invulnerable, untouchable by all the material powers of this world.
I’m not being asked whether I have been a sinner or whether I am moral or whether I’m immoral or whether I have repented or whether I have forgiven. My life is my life and all these so called qualities of sin, repentance, forgiveness, whatever, the good ones and the bad ones were all part of my mortal existence which was not my life.
I am not living in yesterdays. I am eternal life and I am worthy of eternal life because that is my name. And if I am not true to my eternal life, I will not have it. I will not have the use of it, the joy of it, the flow of it, the peace of it. I must be true to my life. Therefore, I must learn more about it, what it is, so that I can recognize when I am untrue.
I am Divine life not in time and this day I will walk this earth as Divine life not in time. This day in the wilderness of mortality, surrounded by the illusions of mortality, I will walk through this wilderness in the conscious awareness that I am Divine life and that I am outside time. The flow of time has nothing to do with my Divine self, my Divine life. Just as the flow of time has nothing to do with God, the life of God is not in the flow of time. I am that life. I am independent of the flow of time.
My life will not age in time because my life is eternal life. My life cannot be sick in time or deteriorate in time and so this day in the wilderness, I look at age, I look at deterioration, I look at sickness, I look at every discord in a human life and I know it is not mine. It never was. I only accepted it in the false sense of life. I am Divine life not in time. But I must live there consciously and I have the weapon with that knowledge to weed from my life all the chaff that never belongs to me. It belongs to my false sense of life.
This is part of the overcoming. This is part of the crossing over. This is your cross. It doesn’t have nails but it’s your cross. You’re stepping out of time into eternity by accepting Divine life which is in eternity. We’re finding the new wine, we are transforming water into wine, the wine of Spirit from the water of mortality.
Do you see how beautiful Spirit has prepared the way for us, how beautiful the path of life, out of mortality into immortality when you are ready to understand, when you know the price you must pay and when you have a willingness to pay that price.
And so the life of God is the only life present here and beyond these walls. The life of God that I accept has no boundaries. It has no finitude of any nature. It is not restricted to one space or one time. The life of God that I accept, the eternal life that is my life exists throughout the infinite Kingdom of God and therefore my life exists throughout the infinite Kingdom of God. My life is Infinite life. Everything I accept there must be true too or there is no acceptance. Put on the garment of immortality, immortal life.
Your real life, your new life cannot use your human vehicle. It cannot use your mortal body. It has to produce its own vehicle and that is what your Soul is now doing. Your Soul is producing the vehicle in which your Divine life can express. Your mortal body served a purpose and it will continue to serve a purpose but slowly we must change our wine and then we must manufacture a new wine bottle and that wine bottle will be your body of the Soul. Your Soul feeds on its life in the Kingdom of God.
Some of you have mentioned an unrest. Some of you have mentioned a feeling of “I’m almost there I can feel it, it’s just on the other side of something.” Oh how many times we’ve had that. I’d like to define that feeling just a bit more.
Your Soul when it leaves its source never really leaves, but in moving through time it has to retain a yearning for its home. The unrest you feel is something very unique, something I don’t think you’ve ever heard. Maybe you’ve felt it. And when I mentioned it maybe you will recognize what you have felt.
Your Soul on its flight home has a multiple yearning. It yearns for Divine flesh. That’s a feeling within us that we have not been able to define, but in us is this yearning to be Divine flesh which is eternal and your Soul must produce that Divine flesh out of Spiritual essence. That is its function. And if you were a pianist and had no piano, you would be yearning, your fingers would be moving out, where’s my piano? I just have a melody bubbling through me, I want to play it. If you were a pianist without a piano, that would be a tragedy for you and this is the tragedy of the Soul, a built in tragedy with a purpose. It yearns to produce essence. That’s the nature of Soul. It must produce Divine essence. It must keep manufacturing the Soul body and therefore, it must go home. It must go back to the Soul world and when it leaves its Source that is a yearning built within it to pull it back to its Source.
That’s what keeps it on its flight. It’s almost like a homing pigeon or any kind of a bird that seems to know where to go. We wonder, “how does it, how does it have a built in radar?” Well that built in radar is nature’s way of getting it back where it has to be and your Soul has this built in radar. It has to go to a place it knows not of where it can fulfill itself and manufacture essence which will be your Soul body. That’s what your Soul is doing now. That’s what it’s been moving toward. The duration of its cycle from Source back to Source.
So your Soul, with its intense desire for Divine flesh, with its intense desire to breed the Divine Soul, its intense desire to find its Spirit is now moving with your cooperation on this level as you are willing to accept Divine life, Divine Sonship, Divine self. The Son of God cannot have a human life and to say I’m the Son of God and have a human life and a human body is only part of the experience that is waiting for all of us. Yes, I’m the Son of God but I must experience my Divine life which is the life of the Son of God and my Soul is going to be the only instrument I can depend upon. My Soul will manufacture, through its marriage with my Spirit, it will manufacture the infant child, the essence, the Soul body in which my Christ realization will be born.
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Soul body manufactured out of your Spiritual essence by your Soul is going to be the manger for your Divine birth. And oh, there are so many counterparts of this in the human world, so many imitations of it every day. But the genuine return to Source and the birth of the realization of Christ will come only after your Soul body has been prepared for you. You must have that manger and you are preparing the way now for it. We are cooperating with our Divinity. From Source, our Soul is moving now toward the fifth world and it is outside time.
And so for you to step outside time, you must now relax and let your Soul take over, for your Soul is your way to attain the awareness that I am outside time not inside.
Your second meditation is, “My Soul is always outside time.” My Soul is outside time and so on the day that you awaken in the morning and realize my Soul is outside time, you’ll move through that day living out of your Soul which is outside time instead of in your mind which is inside time. That will be the second day’s meditation.
Try to get the feeling now, we’re rising above mind to Soul. This was largely what was meant by keep your conversations in heaven. Every time you’ve been meditating, inadvertently or knowingly, you’ve been trying to lift yourself to Soul awareness and that is all part of this great yearning of Soul to return for its union with Spirit.
The entrance to the first heaven should be the normal progression of each individual upon what is called human death. But without the awareness of Soul, we must go back to another time track and another time track and another time track. And all these time tracks are invisible one to the other. If you could see now with cosmic vision, you would see your life in one-time track and see another life of yours in another time track and still another and another. You would see thousands of your own time tracks, all different lives that you lived. And you would see the lives of others on similar time tracks.
And so these time tracks are invisible to us because they’re all at different velocities of time. They’re so astronomically different that each is invisible to the other. They’re not in the past. In one glorious moment, all of your own time tracks become one. Just as your mind is swallowed up by your Soul. To an electrician or electrical engineer, they would be called time circuits. There would be circuits within circuits as there are worlds within worlds.
In this world, we have a certain speed of light. There are worlds where the speed of light is double this but not known to the scientists and there are worlds where the speed of light is triple this. In the different time circuits which are not visible or cognizable by those in this time circuit, but are to those who are able to live in their cosmic consciousness. Don’t confuse that with Soul Consciousness. If you never attain cosmic consciousness, you’ve lost nothing. It’s almost like a freak consciousness. Soul Consciousness is what we’re moving towards. However, it’s a helpful consciousness because it clarifies the inner workings of that time piece. It shows you how the parts synchronize, but when you’re in your Soul Consciousness, you won’t have any parts anymore to be concerned about. All of your time tracks are gone, all of your reincarnations are over. You’re living in the one eternal, undivided life.
My Soul is outside time. I find it necessary that I do not go through one day without this awareness. Why? Because you have to become familiar with the feel of your Soul. If you don’t live in it consistently, you lapse back into mind controls, mental controls and then of course almost automatically into the human sense of life. You lose the life of God as the reality of your being and you work in the substitute.
And so every day, you find it wise, sometimes the pull is so urgent you don’t have much choice, you’re reading a book and something just closes your eyes and drops the book for you practically and there you are, you just have to sit and you know why, Soul is making its demand. Hey, what about me, forget that reading down there and you may be doing many other things and feel it’s great pull. Respond to it if you can, if there is a way. I mean, find a way to respond because you might have an urgent direction, guidance or realization from it. Sometimes the deepening is so intense at that moment and not at other times so we become very, very responsive to these Soul urgings which say, “Come unto me” and you may be flying high mentally, but when this comes, let go and relax and find the inner peace. Let the Soul bring you the Kingdom. That’s what it wants to do.
The Soul is always manufacturing the essence of your Divine body so that you have a vehicle to live in the Kingdom. “I will prepare a table for you in the wilderness.” That will be your Divine body.
Now you know it’s finished. You know it’s ready. But are you ready? And that’s why it’s delayed and so it appears to us as if the Soul were constructing it now, but it’s done. It is finished. Your Kingdom is finished. Your Divine body is finished. Your Divine self is finished. All is awaiting your dropping the garment of mortality, stepping into the new wine of Spirit, in the new wine bottle, the Soul body, the essence. And so we have this symbolism of Mary and Judas complaining to Mary, “Why are you wasting that oil?” But you know what its saying. We’re being instructed about the oil of Spirit, the Divine body, the essence of your Soul so that you will know there is such a thing, and find confirmation in that knowledge given by Mary. Always there’s Judas trying to pull you back in the time universe where there is no oil of the Soul.
Your third day, we did it four years ago. You probably understand it better now. All of your life, now we’re talking about your real life, all of your life is now. You don’t have to wait for tomorrow. There won’t be any more of it tomorrow and a million tomorrows won’t contain any more of your life than there is now. Just as a million tomorrows won’t contain any more God life than is now. All of the life of God is now. And let’s accept the nowness and the wholeness and the fullness of a Divine life that does not depend upon tomorrow.
The future is an extinct word in your Divine life. The future is all now in your Divine life. And when you accept Divine life, you’re accepting the totality of what would be called a human future and you’re accepting a life far beyond the end of a human life. This is the life you are going to live in when you step out of this mortal sheet.
And it’s your now but only to the extent that you accept the fullness of it. It was always your life in all of those so called past, incarnating time tracks. You were the Divine life that you’re coming into understanding now and so that life then when you went through thousands of incarnations, that life was there and is your life now. It was always present. It hasn’t gone anywhere. You simply lived in a distorted fraction of your own self which is the nature of time. It presents to us fractions of our own being in distorted form in a sequence of slow intervals to the degree of our capacity to move with those intervals.
But the quickening takes you out of the time tracks. The quickening lifts you into the Soul consciousness which is outside of time which has a totally different horizon, a limitless horizon. In your Soul, sky does not meet the earth. In your Soul, you’re gazing upon infinity and all of it is your life.
My life is infinite now. My life is eternal now. I live my life in the eternal nowness of it rather than in a sequence of tomorrows, not piece by piece, inch by inch, drop by drop. All of my life is now. All of it.
That’s your third day. It’s going to be a fascinating day. A difficult day to be mortal. You won’t want to be. And you can see that it is approaching the understanding of Christ I am. Spirit is so gentle with us. It takes us and leads us. That little embryo in human terms would be a little older now. He’s enjoying the manger. He has more work to be done in his behalf, maybe he’s doing it himself. Maybe that Christ seed is doing its own work and this is the overflow into the appearance of a mortal world.
All my life is now. From this consciousness, look for a moment at sickness. Look for a moment at some form of disability. What are you thinking of? Does it belong to you? Is it not a part of the mortality you are leaving behind? Think of that disability. Where is it? It started in the world mind and it worked upon you because you were living a human life, in a human form with a human mind. That’s why it seemed deeply embedded. There are many tables to overturn before you come out of that human mind and human body and human sense of life. But you can see that disability is not part of your Divine self. And so it’s the inability of that consciousness to step over which retains the disability, is it not?
If the consciousness could step over, it would step out of that consciousness which contains a sense of a disability. And that’s how close you are to stepping out of the disability and I’m happy to report that there’s more than one here who has done that, more than one who has stepped out of disabilities. And the experience of stepping out of disabilities is the reason we must walk in the wilderness and be tested because that’s how we learn the powerlessness of evil, the unreality of it. Every moment in the wilderness is a preparation for survival in the reality of Divine life.
Begrudge no moments. They all serve a glorious purpose. We don’t want them. We don’t want the disturbances they cause. But if you can look back after they have gone and see what they have done for you with Spiritual eyes, you would know that they were part of a great preparation to lift you into your permanent self. They don’t come the same to all of us. They take funny, twisting turns.
I believe everyone, no matter how high they are will find that their testing is going to continue and if you can catch the idea that the testing no matter how critical is making it possible for you to live in eternity, you will bear your burden with a different attitude and even if you can’t find the answer of what this specifically is doing for me, please know it’s doing something. For one thing, it’s making you reach for your Soul because your Soul is the way out.
Feel the length and breadth of your life. Go into the four square life beyond this world. How far does your life extend? Where would the possible beginning of it be if it had a beginning? Would you go back just beyond the holy days of Jerusalem? Would you go back to worlds beyond this world. Would you go back before Atlantis? How far back can you go to know your life has always been the perfect life that it is and it has always been infinite? Feel the fullness of it, the scope of it, the glorious extent of it.
Think of an airplane that goes up twenty thousand feet or thirty of forty. Extend your life up with that plane and beyond where the plane cannot go. Your life is far beyond any plane that will ever fly, far beyond any missile, far beyond any satellite. Your life goes up and up and up and up, where does it stop? Nowhere. It is endless and it is all your life. Can you feel it?
Can you go down, down, down, deeper than the ocean and realize it is your life? That there is no hell down there. There is only your perfect life, extending and extending and extending, and not even in a circle, just going on and on and on and on and all your life, not circling back, just going on. Infinite and eternal. Yes, your life. That’s the life of God, isn’t it?
Go into tomorrow. Why are we waiting for tomorrow when your life is now. Every tomorrow is in your life right here. Feel your tomorrows. Enjoy them. Know them. They will serve you well. Your tomorrows will begin living today if you feel them. Realize the existence that every tomorrow is just an imitation of my eternal life which extends forever now. You’ll get leverage from that, I assure you. But you must get it so that it’s way down deep in your being as an experience.
I hope that day comes on Sunday for you so you don’t have to go to work. It will be a beautiful day, really. You won’t want to go to work on Monday, either.
When you have done this to a degree you’re simply in a state of enchantment. Everything stands still and from it comes that incomprehensible peace alive with vast expectancy. They go together sometimes, the expectancy and the peace. We’re accepting the life of God, the allness of that life which the Father has bequeathed the Son and the Son of God has the life of God and if you have not the life of God, you are not the Son of God. You must practice having the life of God.
And so the way you accept the world around you changes because you now living in the life of God, must accept the world from that focus. That which comes into my consciousness from the world, I must transform because where the world seems to be, my life is and what steps out of the world is not stepping out of the world, my life is there. And therefore, there’s nothing there to come into my consciousness except my own life and I must have this feeling then that I am bathing the universe in my life and I am bathing in that life.
Your fourth day. Let Christ, your true identity bathe your life with the life of Christ. Instead of you accepting this is my life, submit yourself to your full identity Christ and let Christ bathe my life. That would be your fourth day. Christ is bathing my life with Divinity. This is already the fact and this fourth day is the resting in the realization that Christ is bathing my life with total Divinity. That’s your fourth day.
There should be a merging of your consciousness so that it is swallowed into the Christ Consciousness and you cannot say that a personal self remains. There’s just a Glorious Being there.
Your fifth day is a return to an idea previously worked on but now from a different aspect: the entire world in time is not there. That’s your fifth day. The entire world in time is not there. Now you’re going to have to walk into it and do the chores of the day but out of the consciousness that the entire world in time is not there. So where are you going to be? You’re going to make the effort to live outside time while the form walks inside time. All of this is feeding that little embryo which is trying to grow into a full grown birth and every time you step into a truth and practice a truth, you are weaving the essence of your own Soul body. You are making possible the flight of your Soul to higher and higher heavens.
Let’s review then. I’m going to find it hard to remember where we started. I am the Divine life not in time. My Soul lives outside time.
I’m going to insert a new thought. All reality is now. All reality is now. Now it may be someday that you will walk through the experience of death, finding yourself very much alive and strangely not too unfamiliar with who and where you are and I think you will discover that if you meditate on all reality is now you’ll find yourself inhabiting many mansions that are unknown to the human sense of life.
You see, nothing can be added to reality and it’s all available to your Divine life now. So then, all reality is now means, that if I rest in my Divine life, even though I won’t become mentally conscious of it, my Divine life, experiencing all of reality will store this in the memory of my Soul, preparing a table for me when I move through the experience of the end of mortal sense. I will find myself in these stored memories in the Soul of the reality that is now.
I’d like to include this, not as an extra meditation to the five days in the wilderness but as something for you to be aware of. All reality is now. You can stop hoping for something good to pop up. All good exists now. Instead of hoping for it to come into your time experience, go into your Soul where it is and rest there and that’s how it pops into your time experience. Go into your Soul because all reality is there now. And your Soul has access to it.
And another one. When I say I am not inside time, add to it, and I am not in a time body. I am not inside a time body. So when you’re mediating on “I am not inside time, I am the Divine life not inside time,” catch yourself if you still think that you’re inside this form because this is a time form, this is a time body. I am not inside this time body. It’s doing its job. It’s serving its purpose, so is my automobile. I am not inside this time body except to travel through the time world. Now that I’m moving into the eternal universe, the eternal Kingdom, I will eventually discard this time body. I won’t need it.
Make those two additions in your daily meditations but don’t include them as extra meditations for the days in the wilderness because with today we completed four classes so we have twenty days in the wilderness completed for our future meditations. And then, there’ll be twenty more and I’m sure that Spirit will supply us with a few of them.
I find it difficult to leave the last meditation, “All my Life is Now.” And if you do, I’d like you to remain there with me for a while. It’s your home actually and why leave home?
The final awareness comes that my Divine life is one with the Father and when the Christ says, I and the Father are one, it means that I am the Divine life of the Father. For only the Divine life of God in you is one with God and until you can say confidently, “I am the Divine life of God,” your statement that I and the Father are one is but a phrase without substance.
We’re giving substance to that phrase in our consciousness. I am the life of God and I am that life which is one with God so I am one with God. When that is your living Consciousness, the fullness of the Godhead will lift you into the actual experience of the third heaven, and from the third, from your Christhood will flow through your Spirit, through the second heaven, down through your Soul which is the first heaven and that Divine pipeline will form the fullness of a necessary realization into what is now a human mind.
All from the third heaven, in one simultaneous, rhythmic flow to express in you the Divine will and to activate that Divine will with Divine power. That’s the Christ mind and of course each measure of the awareness of it that comes to you finally accumulates into the total fusion of all three heavens into one and the seventh heaven or the third heaven which are one and the same, incorporating all that is, becomes your natural home that will be the Divine birth.
This is not a plan for the forty days in the wilderness alone. This is a plan for the rest of your lifespan. And I am sure that you’ll find it is a direct path of life into Christhood realized. So tonight we’ll move into an extension of whatever we’re doing and I hope to see some new levels of consciousness lifting all of us into higher awareness of this Divine life. We’re certainly going to quicken then from this point on.
Thank you so much.
Joel has told us that the kingdom of God is within the “still small voice,” that if you want God, you have to go there. And that would mean that many millions who want God and pray to God are not in direct communion with God because they are not hearing the still small voice. I think you could clarify that statement by knowing where the still small voice is. So that would tell you why you either hear it or do not. And it’s really in two places. It’s in the Kingdom of God for one thing and if you are not in the kingdom of God you’re not going to hear the still small voice. For God can never be outside the kingdom of God. And then what are you going to hear it with? This mind of ours can only hear the world mind. It can only hear the static of this world. And you know by now that only your Soul can hear the still small voice.
So, the full statement would be, that the kingdom of God is in the still small voice, which enters your Soul. And with this complete picture at least we know where to go to receive Divine guidance, Divine impartation, Divine love, Divine will and all of the Divine qualities of the Father. We have been told that, “the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation.” And this must mean that the human brain with all of its probing and scrutinizing and analyzing is never capable of making contact with the kingdom of God. And then we are told to wait for the millennium or to wait to be ushered by a returning leader into the kingdom of God.
And we have all been under some misapprehension about the things of this world, completely unaware that nothing is here but the Kingdom of God now. We walk in it unaware. We think we are the creature, the natural man living in the world. And the great stupendous revelation of the Bible is that you are the Divine man living in the Kingdom of God, which is not from hence.
Here we stand in the Kingdom of God, suffering, tyrannized, dominated, finding little surcease from constantly returning problems while the ground which we stand upon is holy. Why do we do it? Because we have not awakened to the fact that the Kingdom of God is here and available to us through our Soul. The fruits of the kingdom can only flow when you are living in the kingdom. And if you just cast a casual glance in any direction sometimes even at Infinite Way students, it is sad to relate that we are not aware that we walk in the kingdom now. And so we draw upon ourselves the veil, the great cosmic fog, and we walk in the world which is not there while in the kingdom we stand blind.
The pity of it is that, this was the case when even Moses came upon the scene. And he didn’t say a word any different than we just heard other than to call it life in the Garden of Eden, with two people who did not know that they were in the Kingdom of God. And so the complete symbology was, here is the human race walking in the garden of Spirit thinking that it lived in the garden of matter.
And here in the 20th century our modern Adam and Eve walk in the garden of Spirit thinking they live in the garden of matter. And in those intervening thousands of years the complete story of Adam and Eve has completely lost its meaning for the human race. It’s an anecdote instead of a description of a human dilemma. The cosmic mind, the world mind, the carnal mind (it’s all the same) are still fooling the human race into believing that there is a future kingdom, not a now kingdom, that there is a remote kingdom and not a here kingdom. And the first sign of light within your own Consciousness tells you that God is here and God is in the kingdom and God is here now and the kingdom is here now and we’re sainted.
In our third day in the wilderness– for us the third, but it will turn out in a later study to be the eleventh day. In the eleventh day in the wilderness you suddenly become aware, this is no wilderness. There is no such place. There is no such thing as a world. There is only the kingdom of God. What else could there be? And because My kingdom is not this world but My kingdom is here; we who accept the presence of the Kingdom of God are privileged to begin an accelerated journey into Divinity. Your Divine birth and your Divine rebirth can never take place outside the Kingdom of God. And the longer you remain in the belief that you are not in the kingdom, the longer you push away the very salvation of your being.
And therefore, our first wilderness theme for today, forgetting all about this morning and last night, our first, right now, is:
This is the Kingdom of God.
We’re stepping ahead one thousand light years, banishing all the hypnosis of centuries that have waited for Jesus to return. This is the kingdom.
And therefore, were you to begin your wilderness experience in the morning with that; you would awaken with the knowledge that, I am in the Kingdom of God now. There are no human beings in the Kingdom of God. And so your acceptance is incomplete if you’re still looking out and seeing something that you label a human being or a bird or an animal or a squirrel or whatever you want to see. You must see it Spiritually. You must see the mountain Spiritually and the water Spiritually and the atmosphere Spiritually and the activities of the world Spiritually, because all that takes place in the Kingdom of God is Spirit.
Now the adjustment to living in the Kingdom of God is quite radical, quite joyous, almost a total turnaround. There’s only one life, the life of God in the Kingdom of God, and there’s is only one will in the Kingdom of God. That banishes all individual human will. There is only one substance, the substance of Spirit, or if you wish essence, or if you wish light. There’s only one law-perfection. There is nothing but harmony. And so you’re going to have to see with the inner eye as you walk in your kingdom through all of the visible denials of that fact. Everything in the world will try to trick you and tempt you into the belief that you are not in the Kingdom of God and unless you are aware that you are and alert to the treachery of the world mind you will easily be persuaded that you are not in the kingdom that man is in.
You might go another step. When did you leave the Kingdom of God? And where’s that word “you?” Because your answer will tell you who you think YOU are. If your answer is that you left the Kingdom of God at some time, then you’re not talking about I, the child, the Son. If your answer is, “I never left the kingdom,” you’re in Truth.
Now let’s hope you can, with conviction, find a way to know that I, the child of God, have never left the Kingdom of God. There’s no way and there’s no place else to go.
And so, number one, if you are upholding the truth that you are in the Kingdom of God, to you that should be more than an assignment for the day. It is meant to be the beginning of a lifetime practice. I am in the Kingdom of God now and it is here invisible. And the I that is in it, is as if it were invisible. I am that pure Consciousness which lives in the Kingdom of God. I know that in this Consciousness maintained effortlessly, in spite of every attempt of the world to hypnotize you back into a human body and a human world, you will be the prodigal returning home. And you will find that the Father will come forth to greet you with the treasures of the kingdom that you acknowledge. All things will be added unto you because all things are here ready to be added.
Now this is quite different from the earlier days in the wilderness when with your senses you were looking at things and trying to figure out how they’re not there although you saw them, and when you were trying to adjust to this new approach to life. This is apparently easier at first blush because it’s right across the board – it’s total. This is the kingdom. The substance of it is my Father’s Spirit and my Spirit. The life of it is my Father’s life and my life. The rhythm of it is my Father’s rhythm. The will of it is my Father’s will. The power of it is my Father’s power. Now go ahead and prove to me that I’m wrong. That’s your attitude. Tempt me, go ahead, that’s your attitude. And that’s the way the day is spent; in the Kingdom of God, not in the office, not in the home, not on the highway, not on a sightseeing trip.
You do all those things but you do them in the Kingdom of God. You take along this invisible Self, and to your joy, as you are making this effort to maintain continuity consciously, as the Spirit of God living in the Kingdom of God, you are bringing into play that remarkable faculty which has the capacity to hear the still small voice. Your Soul will respond when you are standing in I Divine; I’m standing here in this Kingdom of God. Your Soul will be awakened. And it has the capacity to transcend every trick of the world mind without the slightest effort. All that your mind has been trying to do in your adjustment period, your Soul does in one giant stride. But it has been waiting there dormant, as it were, for your recognition that, here in the Kingdom of God I stand.
That’s our first meditation right now.
And so you find you’re coughing, don’t be fooled by it. There’s no coughing in the Kingdom of God, and that’s where you are. And if you hear the cough ten times, remember, I am in the Kingdom of God and that which is coughing is the cosmic mind saying, “No you’re not,” but I am. The fact does not change though the world mind makes your senses believe there is another fact than the truth.
Unwaveringly you remain where the truth is knowing it cannot be changed by the lie. And whether it’s a cough or any other form of disturbance, no matter how serious it might be, it does not and cannot exist in the Kingdom of God. And that is the inner declaration which opens your Soul, starts it in flight. I am in the Kingdom of God, now, and I will be in the Kingdom of God all this day and for everyday to come and I will rest in that Consciousness and let it deepen. That of course is only a beginning.
The total demonstration of Jesus the Christ was that the Kingdom of God is what I am revealing to you. Here is my Father’s kingdom. Live in it. Seek it first. There’s nothing you can do that’s more important than to consciously become aware of that invisible kingdom which has ever been present waiting for those who love God supremely. For how can you glorify the Father when you live in the world? How can you express the Father when you live in the world? Here in the kingdom we become instruments for the Divine expression.
Our Soul is discovered to be in its natural habitat, where it can weave the garment of Immortality, where its thirst for Divine essence can be fulfilled, where Spirit can kindle the Soul with fire. Here in our Father’s kingdom we find that meat that satisfies. We find the water that eliminates all need for thirst again. Here we are made whole, complete in the image and likeness of the infinite Father. Here you will be anointed. Here is the baptism of the Spirit. All this you open your Soul to when you accept the presence of the Kingdom of God though it be invisible to all human sense. And the longer you live in it the more you will discover that old man Goliath is just the little guy standing on stilts, hiding behind a big coat of armor that collapses when you stand in your Reality. All the horrors of this world have no way to express in the Consciousness of the presence of the kingdom here now. You are nurturing that unborn child within you. You are feeding it Divine essence.
There will be a moment when something will occur in your life so startling perhaps and so sudden that you lose all knowledge of being in the Kingdom of God. Instantaneously you feel, “How can I be there if this is happening? I’ve made a great mistake somewhere I have strayed.” Don’t believe it. It’s just the disguise of the world mind all over again trying to make you believe you’ve made a mistake. Trying to make you believe that something in you has in some way lost your way in the invisible kingdom.
But know this, please, you never have left the kingdom and you never have the power to leave. There’s no way out of the Kingdom of God. If you try to leave it you cannot. What you can do is go back into a false self but you are always in the Kingdom. Only the false self created by a false belief in a world of flesh and blood and matter. Oh yes that’s not in the kingdom because it’s non-existent when you are forced to create a non-existent self it would appear that you’re not in the kingdom. But we’re talking about your Identity, not the creature that you once thought you were. And so whatever startling thing may happen, have the capacity to look at it with that beautiful phrase, “Who convinceth me of sin?” I, the Divine son, I’m not falling into the ocean, I’m not going to be buried under an earthquake. I, the Divine son, can never step out of the Kingdom of God which is forever perfectly maintained by my Father.
That’s what temptations are all about. They’re trying to convince you that you’re not the Divine son and you’re not in the Kingdom of God and they’ve succeeded fairly well for thousands of years. There can be a conscious realization of this and I’m sure it will come. All it requires is your willingness to live in the kingdom consciously.
The second meditation, the second day will be:
I can never leave the kingdom for I am the living Christ of God.
I am in it the first day and the second day. I am in it forever. I can never leave it just as my Father can never leave me, I can never leave the Kingdom of God. All that says I have, or can, or will, is a denial of the truth.
With this should come the capacity and perhaps the courage to stare at the iniquity and knowing it cannot happen and is not happening in the Kingdom of God that I inhabit. And your fidelity to that is more important than your reaction to the iniquity. It cannot happen in the Kingdom of God that I inhabit. I’m not stepping out to honor the iniquity. I honor the kingdom. That’s where your integrity lies; the courage to withhold your response to the iniquity in order to firm your unwavering acceptance of where and who you are and to trust it totally.
The third day:
Harmony is the law of My kingdom.
I walk in the midst of the visible discord knowing harmony is the law of My kingdom. I’m not living in the world of discord. I’m not walking in a human form in that world of discord. I’m living in my Divine selfhood as pure Consciousness while appearing to human sense in a mortal form in a world of discord. Against that Consciousness, practiced, practiced and practiced again; the tempter finds no capacity to penetrate your armor of Truth. And though at first you may struggle to maintain it, that struggle will solidify your capacity, strengthen your capacity, and every test will be an aid to the ultimate triumph. There must be these testings for the triumph to follow.
Your acceptance of the discord as happening, is the acceptance that you are not in the kingdom – and that is death. The penalty for stepping out of the kingdom becomes death itself. Everyone out of the kingdom dies. Everyone in the kingdom goes through the mystical death first and then transcends to higher ground. So you can win the argument and surrender to death, rather to, seemingly lose the argument, and transcend. “Peter lay down your sword.” You don’t need swords in the Kingdom of God. Live your life on your Divine terms, not on the terms of the cosmic world mind.
This is the Kingdom of God. The life of God is the life of the kingdom is the third day. The life of God is the only life in this Kingdom. And so, don’t stop there. That’s part of our problem. We take something and we think I’ve got to just hold that phrase, and stay with that phrase. No, no, expand it out. That’s the generic idea. The application of it is what is important. The life of God is the only life in the kingdom of God. Where the world appears, the Kingdom of God is. Where other lives appear, the kingdom of God is and the life of God is. And so this dead man that you’re called upon to resurrect, is he dead? The life of God is there says Jesus the Christ. This is not a dead man. Oh yes, I saw a soldier come over and get into an altercation with him and stab him to death. And he’s lying in his coffin. But he didn’t choose to die. He’s not a suicide case. It was not his will to die. He’s not beyond redemption even now because what you saw happen, happened in your world. But what I know happens, happens there in the Kingdom, where you see the world. And I see the life of the Father where the world sees the life of a man. And says Jesus the Christ, “Watch, I’ll prove it.” And the boy sits up in the coffin.
What else is the demonstration telling us? That there are two lives there. The one the world sees and the one that is in the Kingdom of God. Where do healings take place if not in the Kingdom of God? Where the world saw the sick person, the comatose person, the dead person, the leper and so forth, the Soul of you sees the life that is Divine and in the recognition of it, manifests it invisibly in the Kingdom and brings it forth through the Soul of the so called deceased or diseased individual because there is one life, one Soul. And that which appears finally as a healing is the revelation of Jesus the Christ that here is the Kingdom of God right where the world sees dying people and here is the infinite, eternal life of God, all here! And that is why it is manifesting as Lazarus walking forth, the comatose girl awakening, the little boy in village of Naim sitting up and the nobleman’s son recovering. Proving here is the Kingdom of God, here is the life of God. And it can’t be just in that little spot over there. It is omnipresent. It is living in the Kingdom of God, in the Consciousness of the life of God as the one who is ready to manifest that life. And that one should be you. That is our quest, our mission. We our here, wherever possible, to bear witness to the life of God in our self, in our fellow man. And whenever the opportunity arises for you to know the truth it will be done by you only if you are living in your Divine Consciousness in your Divine kingdom, in your Divine selfhood. You can’t change paths suddenly to meet an emergency. You’ve got to be there, and the emergency may be you.
We’ve covered approximately thirteen days in the wilderness and although this is only a trial run, even in our trial run here now, you should be developing a confidence, a feeling that it is within the realm of attainment. It isn’t as remote as it may have seemed at one time. After all, who’s the hero but the Spirit itself? And so your proper identity at this moment should be, I am that eternal Life which is the only life in the Kingdom of God.
And then your fourth principle for the fourth day would be:
I am the life of every self who walks this earth.
I am the one invisible Life of every human self. That’s important because if you’re not the life of every human self then you’re accepting a finite life, and there is none. So you lose your life unless you accept your Self to be the life of all.
Now we did that earlier but now you’re doing it in a slightly different way. You are doing it with the knowledge that you’re living in the Kingdom of God where there is only one life. Before you did it without knowing or thinking or feeling that you are living in the Kingdom of God. Now this gives you a portification to understand why you are the one Life. For there is only one in the Kingdom. Your kingdom is not of this world. But your kingdom is right here and totally available to manifest its treasures through your Soul Consciousness, not your mind consciousness, not your brain consciousness. That was why we had to stress at the beginning that brain hypnosis separates us from our own Divinity. Your only expression of Divinity comes through your Soul.
The bible calls it the single eye. “Thine eye be full of light. Thy body will…“ The body spoken of in this phrase is your Soul body. In your Soul Consciousness the light of your Soul becomes your Soul body. It will be the body with which you will live in the Kingdom of God. It will not be finite. You will not be its shape per se. You will see a facsimile of it. You may see a facsimile of many Soul bodies in your Spiritual kingdom. But there is only one Body. And everything you see will be a facsimile, or diminished symbol of the one infinite Soul body.
To practice, that I, am the life of every form walking this earth, takes you away from this personal sense of being which has been so hampering, so limiting. Let us practice that. I am the life of my human son. You see, the life of my human son is the infinite, Spiritual life in the kingdom, so my son’s real life and my life are one Life. I am the life of my deceased mother and her life is living as my life and both are the same life. She has never gone, only the form.
I want you to feel this. You are the life of all your ancestors. Throughout eternity, your ancestors have never died. Their life is still the one life, the very same life that you are. Accept it or deny your own life. Your life is the invisible life of all who have ever walked this earth. Your life is the life of your competitor in business. It’s the live of every boy who allegedly died on the battlefield. The same life was theirs and is, because that life is eternal life. The life never dies, the life is always present, it is always one. It is always infinite. It is always perfectly expressing the Father.
That’s why we have tried to learn not to be attached to form. The life is always present and you can never be separated from it. I can never be separated from the one Divine life in the Kingdom of God. And therefore it feeds me. It is my meat and my bread. It feeds my Soul. It knoweth my need. It fulfills all that the Father knows I need. Your trust in your life will be fulfilled if you accept your life to be without beginning or end, totally un-separated ever from its own infinite life. That is the miracle awaiting us all, in the Kingdom of God in the life of that kingdom.
We are in Divine labor now and we are moving towards the experience of the birth of Christ. When a woman is in labor, or prior to that, she changes her whole lifestyle. She consults her physician, changes her diet. She gets a lot of sleep and a lot of rest. She asks friends about childcare. All her thoughts are about this coming event. She concentrates on it. Her mind isn’t elsewhere. And we in this Divine birth, let’s keep our Consciousness on this as the prime motivation of our lives. There is nothing more important than the birth of Christ in you, the realization that I am the Divine self of God. And so every sacrifice that you make is nothing more than a contribution to your own eternal life and every time your mind has a tendency to stray away from your prime purpose, your absolute mission here, it’s your function to say to that mind, “You be still, you are here to serve the Father,” and in time this mind will be linked with your Soul.
“After Jesus had said that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer and be killed. Then Peter took him and began to rebuke him saying, ‘Be it far from thee, Lord, this shall not be unto thee’.”
I will not let you go to Jerusalem and suffer and be killed. Now this is your mind saying to you, “Do not die to mortality.” That’s what this is.
Your mind speaks out and it says, “no, no, no, no, you can’t die to mortality. What have you got left?” Why did you get it in the first place? And this is the world mind’s attempt to dissuade you from your conviction that Divine birth is your mission. Jesus going to that cross knowingly to die, willingly giving himself to that, is the teaching to you that you will be challenged by your own mind in the form of Peter here. And don’t forget Peter loved Jesus. See, it’s not an enemy. It’s someone very close to you that says to you, “Once you give up your mortal self you might find out too late you’ve made a mistake.” So what do you say to your mind?
[So], “he turned and said unto Peter, ‘Get thee behind me Satan‘.”
That’s what you say to your mind. Because that’s who it is; that’s Satan, that’s the world mind in disguise, pretending to be your mind trying to protect you from surrendering your mortal sense of life. You know it’s going to happen many times. It will take so many disguises and sound so plausible when it happens. It will appear to all of your instincts for self-preservation and you will see the logic of what your mind is saying. That’s why this is happening, to alert you to what you should expect, for the more you intensify your determination to live in the Kingdom of God, in your Divine selfhood forsaking your mortal sense of life, so will your determination be matched by the cosmic or carnal mind. It is building a crescendo for a final confrontation. And if it can out-talk you and intimidate you, that’s what it’s trying to do. Or it beguile you with truth-talk, pointing out all the nice things you can do with your mortal life. And there are so many. So be alerted, to detect what is called the serpent in the garden.
“Get thee behind me Satan,”
…said he to a disciple, to a disciple who adored him.
“ Thou art an offense and an abomination unto me. For thou savorist not the things that be of God but those that be of men.”
Spirit has placed before us the Christ, who knows he is the Christ and the Christ, Peter, who does not know he is the Christ, showing us the difference. One wants to save the mortal skin of his dear commander and chief. And the commander and chief who lives only in his Divine selfhood, is perfectly ready to demonstrate, he’s not in that form.
“For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it.”
Whosoever refuses to mount the cross, whosoever refuses to move out of mortal sense and to move into the acceptance of Divinity here and now, in the kingdom here and now. Whosoever cannot catch that vision and tries to save his mortal life, will lose it. Time will take care of that.
This to you is your confirmation, that is the will of God expressed through Christ, that you try not to save your mortal life. And he goes further by telling you that by trying to save it you will lose it, which you already know. Because everyone who has passed from this earth has not passed because they were living in their Divine life. They have passed because it was necessary for them once more to return to find their Divine life they were unaware of with those thousands of exceptions who did discover their own Divine reality and made the transition.
“For what has a man profiteth if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own Soul?”
When you reject the temptation to step out of your Divinity into mortal life it is because you are living in your Soul, but when you respond to the temptation you step out of your Divinity, out of your awareness of Soul and you lose it. And so even if you should gain the world, having lost your Soul, you have lost the only instrument which has direct contact with the infinite Father.
These are the stakes. You’re almost saying, you can, by your fidelity to remain in the Soul Consciousness in the kingdom, you can prevent the need for that death which results in reincarnation and you can bring into play, that inner resurrection which discerns, lifts you above the human death into the inner death of mortality, prior to death, which finally breaks the bonds of the world mind and exults you into the first heaven.
We are at this point given the capacity to determine whether we ascend or repeat. And it should be clear that you have that capacity to make the choice. A capacity you did not have before the demonstration of Jesus Christ, because it was unknown to the mind of man.
“Whosoever will save his life, shall lose it.”
Conversely, what happens? Whosoever will not try to save his mortal life, but will try to slough it off, will find his Immortal life. And your faith in the words of the Christ, will be rewarded.
[End of Side One]
“[So] the son of man shall come.”
The son of man shall come. Now we are being introduced to another idea here. The son of man shall come. Where from and who is this son of man?
We have been up to a point, the child of woman, the son of woman. Everyone walking this earth is the son of woman and everyone walking this earth is being told to become the son of man. That’s the transformation of the creature who is the son of woman, to the Christ, who is the son of man. The birth of Christ in you makes you the son of man. The birth in your mother’s womb makes you the son of woman. That was the birth into this world. The birth of Christ in you is the realization of your own Christhood in the kingdom of God, as Spiritual being and Spirit is the man who is meant here. This is a portent, a Divine foretelling; that as your Soul is able to mount from the first heaven and to find its way into the second heaven of Spirit, the mystical union there, between the feminine which is Soul and the male which is Spirit will produce the birth of Christ in you which is the son of Spirit or the son of man.
“For the son of man will come in his glory.”
Christ will be born in you; the child of Spirit.
“In the glory of his Father…”
And so this is the realization coming that that which you have accepted as being, that child of God which you say I am. And which you must live with, and be true to, this will come to pass as a realization called the birth of the son of man in you.
“For the son of man will come in the glory of his Father.”
This is Christ in you, the full expression of God that will come forth as the Christ of you. And always remember, although this seems to be something that will happen, it already has. This in not about a will that will come tomorrow. This is to tell you what has already happened. It’s trying to get you to realize that it has happened. It has happened. Christ was born as you. On the sixth day of Genesis, “In the image and likeness of God was he made.” And that is your name. But your Soul, moving through this under world, is finding its way back to its own kingdom of Soul that it may rise higher to the kingdom of Spirit where male and female are reunited. And the realization there that I am the Christ of God will then lift you into an understanding of your own infinite Selfhood which we are being asked to accept now before this realization occurs. For in that acceptance you will of course, change your certain lifestyle to comply with the requirements of this Divine birth just as a pregnant woman does. And you will cooperate with the Divine plan which is governing your Soul, the real prodigal. Humans are not prodigals, humans have no existence.
The prodigal is the Soul of you, with a descent from the Father into time, so that it may find its way back to eternity. For the lessons it learns in time, enable it to bring to its mystical marriage with Spirit an understanding which will be eternal.
This is an inner process going on in all of us now and we’re trying to cooperate with it by not adulterating it with facsimiles of truth, pseudo truth, all kinds of human opinions about truth. But rather, to follow scrupulously, the Word of the Father to the highest level of our capacity.
“For then the son of man will come in the glory of his Father, with his angels. And then He shall reward every man according to his works.”
Actually, the works are the acceptance of Divinity in the Kingdom of God, and the reward is, that acceptance which begins with faith in the Word of God, is confirmed, fulfilled, expressed, made manifest; and you will walk consciously in the third heaven. For the marriage of Soul in the first heaven with Spirit in the second heaven, becomes the birth of Christ of you and your realization of existence in infinity.
This is the path of Christ, outlined to us by Christ Jesus, and I see no reason to do anything but follow it to the best of your ability knowing that you are walking the path of God. You are literally walking with God. And what is that reward? The very thing that we have been trying to learn, that we abolish death, we transcend death, here it is:
“Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here which will not taste of death, till they see the son of man coming in his kingdom.”
And that son of man coming in his kingdom means your Christhood. And then what is the death you face then? The death that opens the door to eternal life.
This has been here for us through every incarnation and it is clear. This takes work, and because there are more than one of us, we have the support of each other we can pick each other up when we stumble. We can learn from each other. We can support each other. We can, “Love one another.” And we can forgive one another when we find one who has not the capacity to carry his cross. This is the path to Divine birth.
Number one: This is the Kingdom of God.
Number two: I have never left the Kingdom of God. I never can leave it.
Number three: The life of God is the only life in the Kingdom of God.
Number four: I am that life and therefore I am the life of all who walk this earth. I am the life of every animal, every insect.
Harmony is the law of our Kingdom and that is the fifth.
When you practice the five days it’ll prepare to liberate your Soul that it may continue higher in its flight, it will release your Soul from the trappings of mortality in matter. It will send it on its way to the mystical marriage with the Spirit, because you’ll be cooperating. In the world mind you will be finding you’re own, its hold on you will be diminishing by the yard and by the hour.
Why don’t you in this final contemplation, run over those five points, to yourself. Just trying them on till you get the feel of them. But one day you’ll be doing them one day at a time and ultimately all at once.
I thank you again, and uh, there will be just one brief announcement if you don’t mind.
In our wilderness experience, we are standing in a state of divinity which is a state of no mortal self. And in this state of no mortal self, we are not responding to the senses and the evidence that they bring. Rather, we are upholding several principles. One is, “That there is only one Creator. That there is only one Body. That there is only one Life and there is only one Consciousness.”
When you bring these into one synchronized awareness, the world of effects no longer has power and you are in a position to prove the non-power of the world mind.
Now, a friend of mine decides that he’s faced with bankruptcy and his problem is, “If I am to walk in the wilderness, in a state of divinity, and I’m faced with bankruptcy, how do I reconcile the two? What do I do?” Another one has another crisis and the third another crisis and each is saying to themselves, “What do I do in a state of emergency when I am supposed to be in a state of Divinity?” And that paradox must be answered.
And that is going to be the first principle of your facing the wilderness on the sixth day. By now, we’ll assume we’ve done five days and we’re into the sixth and before this lesson is over, we’ll be finished with ten days of facing the wilderness which you’re going to do actually in those ten days later.
Today’s principle will be, when you are faced with a situation that was not created by God, that is not happening in the one Body, that is not happening in the one Divine Consciousness and that is not happening in the one Divine Life:
That situation is not happening. It is not happening.
The bankruptcy is not happening. The other critical emergencies are not happening and so what do you do when you face something that’s not happening? You recognize that it is not of the one Creator, that it contains no Divine Life, that there’s nothing for you to do about it but know the truth about it. And when you do this, you may be surprised to discover that that which is not happening slowly ceases to appear to be happening.
Now, that’s a very hard thing to look at that which is threatening and know it is not happening. But that’s the principle. And later when you are walking confidently in the awareness that you are in the Kingdom of God, you’ll even be reinforced by knowing this that I see is not happening in the Kingdom of God.
And so let’s take a meditation now on, “It is not happening” and select that in your life which is disturbing and apply the four principles to it.
Was it created by God? For instance, did God create tumors? Did God create germs? Did God create limitations? Did God create the evils that we countenance in this world? And as we apply this simple principle to them and our answer becomes a clear “No, God did not create this, that and the other,” then your next question is “How can it be there?” and again you are then alerted to the world mind hypnosis which placed something there that isn’t there and this is your yardstick to uncover what the world mind is doing. It places a situation before you, a condition, a power, a problem, a disturbance but God didn’t place it there and therefore you’re looking at something that is in the world mind being re-echoed within your mind. It is not there. It is not happening. And now be still about it.
Now something has to give this condition a life. Something has to move it. Something has to press it towards you as a form of threat. What is that force? What is the life within this situation? Is it Divine? Is it of God? And when your answer is no, then if this tumor does not have the life of God in it, if this bankruptcy does not have the life of God in it, if whatever this critical emergency is, does not have the life of God in it and was not created by God, then it is without life. What is sustaining it if it has no Divine life? Only the belief that it is there. Nothing else can sustain it and why do you believe it is there? Because your senses report it is there.
Now that’s the nature then of walking in the wilderness. We do not believe our senses. Our senses tell us something is so but if it does not pass the test of, “Did God create it and does it contain the life of God,” then our senses are lying. They are deceiving us. Again, I face the situation with the knowledge that it is not happening.
The body of God is infinite. To the human eye there are many bodies but God’s body does not divide into many bodies and so is this tumor happening in the body of God? No. Is this bankruptcy happening in the body of God? No. Then it isn’t happening in the Divine Body which is infinite and therefore, it is not happening. Where is this emergency happening? It’s in the false consciousness of the world not in the Consciousness of God but there is only One Consciousness. Therefore, if it is not happening in the One Consciousness, it cannot be happening.
Slowly, you isolate those illusions of the world which seem to be external, which seem to be perilous and which seem to contain within themselves the power of life and death and you remove from them your belief that they have such power.
All that kills, is your belief in a personal self, in a body that is not the body of God, in a you that was not created by God, in a consciousness that is a personal consciousness, in a life that from beginning to end was not the life of God. You’ve been putting all of your expectancy, all of your hopes and dreams and ambitions into a life and a body that actually is not you.
And the more you pursue the awareness that there is another you, a you that is the life of God, the body of God, the Consciousness of God and was created by God and that you is the Christ self, the more you become aware that such a Christ self exists, the more you become aware of the need for rebirth into the actual presence of your Divine Self.
All these lingering states of unrest in the material world are there as a reminder that you are departed from your Divine Self, that you have departed from the nature of your own Being and these false degrees of separation must manifest as the human problem.
Now you see why, the bottom line in the Bible is rebirth. Rebirth from that which claims to be you, which ultimately dies and never was you. And we begin to feel a new understanding of death. We see it in a totally different light. In fact, all of the human concept of death becomes obsolete. Death does not mean what it appears to mean. It is a mistranslation of the senses. That is why we are told that Jesus abolished death. What does that mean? People are dying all around us. How did He abolish something if it still appears to happen around us. We cannot ignore that statement.
Before Jesus, the world faced no choice. The ultimate end of every person who walked the earth was death. Jesus, you might say, opened a trap door. He said, “Look, here’s another way.” It may appear as death to the world but it’s the entrance to life. It is the way to your Divine life and I call it rebirth. It’s very different than death. It’s a way in which you go through this trap door and rather than come to a termination point or a return to an old state of consciousness, you move now into new dimensions. You don’t die physically but rather you die to the sense of being a mortal being.
And suppose, for example, that you wanted to be a doctor. You’d gone through all these years of study in college and now there were no medical schools. There’s just no way to go higher. Or suppose in any field of endeavor, you wanted to go higher than you were but there simply was no place to go. Well that’s how mortals are. The only place they’ve got to go is into a coffin.
Jesus comes along and says, “Wait a minute. There is a place to go. There’s a place to go that’s higher. If you’re ready for it, I’ve got the plan for you and it works.” And that higher plan is what I’m calling rebirth.
Now as you die to the world mind, as you die to the senses, as you die to the belief that you were created in time and must end in time. And as you become aware of the nature of God, you will find this trap door which leads you out of death into another experience called rebirth or return to Divine birth. And this secret trap door is your own identity.
Wrong identity brings the wrong experience. Right identity brings the right experience. And now Jesus abolishes death by abolishing wrong identification. And so he says to his disciples, “If you follow right identification, you will walk where I walk. You will do what I do and you will transcend as I transcend and in this return to your Divine birth, you will discover that all of the evils in the world which have beset you existed only in the belief that there was a personal you. When that is gone and you’re not in a personal sense of life, you’re still right there but you’re in your Divine being and the evils in the world have no place in you.”
Now this is the trap door He opened for us and it was His new concept of death which took the sting out of death and converted what we call death into an opportunity to rise into Divinity on this earth.
And that is why this class is so important!
Finally, as a group, we are taking Divine birth and making it our priority. We’re not stopping along the way for lesser accomplishments. These will fall in line as we accomplish the main objective.
The moment a measure of Divine birth is part of your consciousness, in that moment, all of the evils of the world, face a different you. A you which is no longer helpless, a you which no longer has to resist and defend but a you which is invulnerable, just by virtue of your Divinity.
Now we all start a day the same way, what I am going to do today, where I am going to go, who I am going to see and what I would like to see happen. And oh yes, uh, I just thought about it, I wonder what God had in mind?
And then, when we find that we stumble, that’s the time we really think about God. That’s when the mortal prays to God, the mortal implores God, the mortal says to God, “What do I do next?”
But the Divine self doesn’t go through these human contortions. It is a direct expression of God. It doesn’t make false moves. It doesn’t move into a world, it moves in the Kingdom. It doesn’t strive to attain. It is. It doesn’t have to out think its competitor. It lives in the Consciousness of One, in the Father who knoweth our needs.
And so we reverse the using of our own mortality as a nucleus for life. Whereas I focused my world around this personal self which lived in this world, Divine birth tells me that I am not this personal self and I do not live in this world and if I persist in maintaining this human attitude toward life, this human belief in living in a world, then I have no right to be a part of an activity called Infinite Way because it teaches the very opposite. It teaches that your life must be built around your Divinity and that all priorities are given solely to living the Divine will in the Kingdom of heaven on earth independent of all powers of this world.
Let’s look now at the direct route to attaining Divine Son-ship. Are you accepting God as the creator of your universe? Or are you accepting the universe that God did not create? Where are you walking?
Are you trying to accomplish what cannot be accomplished? Are you walking in one universe and seeking the help of God in another universe? Or are you walking in the universe of God? If you’re in a mortal sense of self, you’re making that universal error. The mortal sense of self cannot walk in the Kingdom of God on earth. The mortal sense of self is not accepting God as Creator but rather is saying to the God who didn’t create the mortal sense of self, “Be good to me and help me.” All based on total ignorance.
So let’s remind ourselves that this which is not happening, these evils, these disturbances, these cataclysms are not happening because I am standing in my Divine Self which is invisible to human sense. That’s where they’re not happening. They’re not happening in my Divinity. They’re not happening in my Spirit. My Spirit is not bankrupt. My Spirit has no tumor. There’s no threat to My Spirit and so if I live in a mortal sense of self, my defense is not to fight that which is trying to dominate my mortal sense of self, but to live not in that mortal sense of self, to live in and as My Spirit.
Your second principle will be then, to honor the Creator, by accepting no life that is not the life of God.
And you might call this principle that:
“There is no second life.”
That will be your second principle. There is no second life. The only life there is, is the life of God. It is never in a state of danger. It is never in need of repairs and that can be the only life that I know.
I’m assuming you’re willing to accept that the life of God is the only life you have.
Now that life can never depart from you. That life always was your life and because that life can never die, you can see that all thoughts of death are the belief in another life. Every belief in death is the belief that I have a life other than the life of God. And we’re all subject to that false belief until we become Spiritually educated.
And so I say to you that your life, which is not the life of God is a false life, a counterfeit life, a life that is not even your life but rather, a world belief that you have accepted. And then you have accepted that life to be inside this body.
Now, God’s life did not enter your body. That’s very important to see.
The life of God cannot enter your body, not this body, this physical image. And because the life of God cannot enter your body, there is no Divine life in this body. You are living in a life that has no Divine life in it, in a body that has no Divine life in it and there is a seed of future problems. You cannot live in a body that has no Divine life in it and escape problems because only Divine life is under Divine law. And so every human being on this earth, living in a mortal body, is living in a body without Divine life for Divine life never enters a mortal body. And that is a major problem for every individual on this earth but it is not a problem when you make your adjustment from believing that the life within this body is my life. And that’s a difficult thing to do now.
The life within this body is not your life. The life within this body is the life of the world mind, counterfeited to simulate your life and unfortunately, without any way of knowing this, we have all been born into such a belief and we have accepted it. And so we have lived in mortal bodies without Divine life in them and we have striven to know God aright and we cannot.
The Creator did not create that body which is mortal or the life within it and as long as you remain in such a state of thought, you are created by the “father of lies,” the world mind. And in times of stress, you will discover that the father of lies does not stand behind you and protect the body which that father created because that’s a false father, a false creator. And it has no power to maintain the false sense of body which it has foisted upon humanity.
All who have died that death of the false body have died it because they had not reached the level of awareness that Divine Self is their name. And so they went back in their rerun, once more to try to find that Divine life, that Divine Self which we are coming to grips with in our determination to return to Divine birth.
Now let’s look closely at the body which does not contain Divine life and see there the seed of every human problem. How can a body without Divine life face the conditions that appear around it and survive? The only weapons it has are the false weapons of the world mind, weapons that crumble under stress, weapons that promise much and deliver little.
But you have a Divine Father, if so be you accept Divine Son-ship, if so be you are true to your Divine life. If you take the time and the effort and the energy to find your Divine life and to face your un-Divine life and know the difference.
If you believe in death, you do not know your Divine life. If you believe in sickness, you do not know your Divine life. You can clearly see then that unless you realize that Divine life is perfect, and all that comes to you in the nature of imperfection is not Divine life and therefore is part of the world illusion, you will succumb to it. You will resist it. You will grapple with it. Sometimes you will think you’ve won. Sometimes you will know you have lost. But always, you’ll discover in the final analysis, you cannot defeat an illusion nor can you control an illusion. You can spend an entire lifespan trying to control the illusions that are not there.
Your Divine life is perfect because your Father is perfect. And therefore, because your Divine life is here, every imperfection in your life must be faced not as something to be removed but as something that has no existence. It is not happening in your Divine life.
That’s a real change in Consciousness.
The imperfections of the world are part of the world dream. The knowledge that your life is the life of God and perfect, enables you to face the world dream and to awaken from it. The awakening is the discipline to stand in the Reality of perfect life with the knowledge that there is no second life.
There isn’t Divine life and non-Divine life. There isn’t perfect life and imperfect life. There is perfect life invisible and the visible illusion of imperfect life. But there are not two. All that is, is your invisible, Divine life and what is not is what appears to be.
You don’t face the illusion with a sword for that reason because in using the sword on the illusion, you bring in to play only the illusion of yourself.
Very few people have attained the conscious awareness of the nothingness of imperfect life. But you can come to it by degrees, by seeing the illusion of mortality. The fellow coming at you with a gun, he’s not there. The gun he’s carrying is not there. But if you think they’re there, they’re going to shoot. If you are so developed that in your consciousness, they are not there, your consciousness will manifest. That’s the beauty of truth. Your Consciousness of truth will manifest.
Now you may look at a whole nation at war and don’t mistake me, I’m not saying that your consciousness of the non-reality of war is going to turn the country into peace but it’s going to turn it into peace where you are concerned. The war of that nation is not going to disturb your Divine life. And there’s a lot of people who are going to go through the throes of the illusion of death because they’re not in the awareness of their Divine life.
But as you stand in your truth, “Divine life is my name. The life of God is who I am,” you’ll find you are in the secret place and it will not come nigh thy dwelling.
That may seem selfish but we all have to live by our consciousness. We cannot borrow someone else’s nor can they borrow ours. We have to develop our own consciousness, let it shine and then those who are aware of it will be attracted enough to investigate the nature of your Divine Consciousness, your Divine life and that is how you will bless the world.
“It is not happening” was our first principle.
The second is:
“There is only One Creator. There is no second creator.”
The third is:
“There is no second life. There is only Divine life.”
Now those three principles could be followed for many years and you would still find yourself flinching at the sight of a fear of some kind, flinching at the sight of a visible object that threatens, flinching at the sight of a distress occurring in any one in your family. But as you stand firm in the knowledge of your perfect Divine life, you will find you can easily accept the perfect Divine life of both friend and foe.
I don’t care who you’re looking at. The life of that form you’re looking at is not there. It’s not that it’s not Divine only, it’s that it’s not there. That person is not there. That essence that is there is the invisible Divine life and that invisible Divine life that is there is the reason the bible says we are entertaining angels unaware.
Everywhere we look, there is invisible, Divine life and when you deny it to your neighbor you have lost it because it not separate and apart from you nor is it other than your own. “Love thy neighbor as thy self,” recognize the Divine life of your neighbor as the Divine life of yourself for there is no second life.
Now, we’re behind the illusion. We’re backstage. Up front, they’re wearing masks. They are actors on a stage called mortals. Shakespeare thought they were very foolish and we must come to the realization that we, too are very foolish if we’re up front on that stage wearing this mortal masquerade, animated by a force that is not our Divine life.
The Masters of Light who come to appear in the so-called world that we inhabit always bring with them one mission and that is to awaken us. We like to ask them to be our leaders and to take us away from the power of our enemies and they do in a sense but not the way we want them to. I think if you were a Hebrew in the days of Jesus, you would have done everything you could to persuade Him to be your Commander-in-chief. I think we would have offered Him a lifetime pension if He would have accepted and just taken all those Roman tax collectors and sent them out of the provinces and said to Rome, “That’s the end of all this tax oppression. We owe you nothing.”
And there were many probably, who wondered why this great healer refused to lead them against the oppressive power of Rome and even today it is still unknown why He did not respond to their urging. Was He not the leader? Was He not a Master? Was He not the Son of God come to lead man out of his captivity?
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But the Masters of Light do not come to lead us in physical force. They come to reveal the nature of our Being. They come to reveal the non-existence of the oppressor, the non-existence of the curse, the non-existence of the evil. And it isn’t the way human beings want them to treat them, but steadfastly, Jesus and others have stuck to their mission which was simply to reveal that those who consider themselves oppressed are invisibly Divine being. Those who consider themselves sick and tormented are invisibly Divine being. Those who live in the chamber of horrors called a human life are invisibly Divine being.
This is the revelation of the Masters of Light. And it is the individual who understands this and makes a change of consciousness his or her supreme priority. It is this individual who is not worried about Rome, who is not worried about oppression, who is not worried about persecution.
But first must come that knowledge that I cannot be persecuted. I cannot be dominated. I cannot be short-changed. I cannot be terrorized. But I cannot do this until I know who I am. If I think I’m just another person, another mortal being responding to the oppression of another mortal being, I am totally separated from my Reality, I am without the only aid I could really have which is Divine power, Divine wisdom, Divine identity.
And so, we, in The Infinite Way now, are removing all belief in all evil in this world. As long as there is a belief that evil exists, even just the belief that evil exists for others, even the belief that in another country there is evil and not in ours, or in another state, in that belief that evil exists, you are denying the omnipresence of the Father. You are letting your sense mind persuade you that God is not omnipresent, that the power of God is not omnipotent, that the wisdom of God is not omniscient and you have fallen prey to that very substance called the world mind which makes you a victim of the very evils you accept to exist.
When you are living in the conscious knowledge that there is only Divine life, then the oppressor is recognized as non-existent. Now I don’t care what names are given to that oppressor, what secret organizations they are or how evil they look, if they contain no Divine life, they do not exist. And in the knowledge of their non-existence, you must continue further and know, that where they seem to be, only your Divine life is.
I may be repeating or over stressing but it is necessary to complete the full cycle of awareness within ourselves that we are not the victims but the masters. As long as we are aware of the presence of our Father everywhere and the presence of our Father’s life everywhere and our Father’s love everywhere, no matter what the appearance may be.
Now, I hope then that I am talking to my own Divine life. And that it sits in a chair looking as a friend, a student, a man, a woman, but neither male or female is there, only Divine life.
And if you will think back what to your childhood, just think as far back as you can and think and try to find out what you felt in those days, what you did in those days, what life was like for you in those days. You’ll make an interesting discovery. You will discover that you have no corporeal memory.
Somehow, your senses only work in the present. They don’t work in the past. When you think about your yesterdays, you don’t think of yourself as a body. You think of things you like to do and all, things you felt but you don’t think of yourself as a physical form in those days. You think more of your emotions, your attitudes and that’s because that physical body of those days never was there. You don’t really remember yourself as a physical body because there never was a body there. The only body you really know of is the body you seem to be in because now your senses can feel it, touch it, look at it, see it. But you can’t sensualize your body of yesterday as well. You don’t even have a body memory. All you have is a mental image and you know it’s a mental image. There never was a body. It only seems to have been. And the proof is that it’s not there.
And you’ve got this now. And you know if you haven’t seen a friends for a couple of years, how different they look? They totally seem to change. I’ve noticed that during the seminar. Somebody says, “I’m so and so” and I say, “My gosh! Are you really, are you?” “Yes, I’m still that someone.” They look different. They act different and it’s because they are different.
The physical structure is constantly changing right under our eyes and living with it each day, we don’t notice it as much as someone else who sees us two years later and says, “You look just like someone I used to know.”
It’s very interesting the way we change. And this changing self is not us. That’s the point. The changing self is not us. All those changing selves we were yesterday, they’re not us either. But us, is that invisible Divine self, which is not changing and the change that occurs in what seems to be us, is our changing concepts and our different relationship to the world mind or to the Divine mind.
Our shifting relationship to Divine Consciousness or world consciousness determines the changes in our appearance, our thoughts, our feelings and our experiences. We’re really not too aware of the fact that these changes that come about would not come about the way they do if we were living more in our Divinity and then when you see a friend who has been doing that, you notice that the changes in them are slightly different than the changes in others. There’s something a little more suggestive of Spirit in their appearance. By living in their Divinity, to that extent they have walked away from the world consciousness and somehow, it shows through in them in interesting little ways. A different face, a different walk, a different style, a different grace, a different attitude, a different way of seeing things and talking and an absence of fear in their face. You notice all of these things and you feel them to some degree in yourself.
Now take yourself. Take your fear. How close are we to stark fear as compared to when we were fifteen or twenty years younger in human age, human years? Do you remember when fear was a very high potential in your life? And do you remember when you first came through an experience in which you found you dominated fear. It didn’t strike you in such a way that you began to palpitate at some threat of some kind and then what did that? And finally, are you now in a state where you think you are still susceptible to fear? Or when you are in Divine life, what can you fear?
And so in a sense, your state of fear will determine or rather be a measuring stick of the degree to which you have attained knowledge of your own Divine life. Your own Divine life does not fear anything because, you see, that which Divine life would fear would have to exist and because Divine life is all, what can Divine life fear? And when you’re fearing, you are still in a state of thinking or being persuaded to think that there is something besides Divine life.
We can reach the stage where our fear shrinks and our equanimity is undisturbed by those human conditions which make us jump out of our clothes when we’re in a human state of consciousness. So please, every time you find yourself fearing, let it be a guide to you that in some way you have lost the awareness that you are the Infinite Divine life of this universe and you are fearing for that which you are not.
Now, we’re going to need that in our wilderness experience. Because if we woke up today with the knowledge that there’s no second life, only Divine life, we would have to maintain that consciousness throughout this particular day. In the home, in the office, on the highway, wherever you go, this particular day, there is only Divine life and it is I. And therefore, anything that is in any way is unfriendly or outright threatening or in some way not harmonizing with me, it’s either because I am losing the awareness of Divine life or that which I am accepting there, I am giving a sense of reality to.
Now this principle works. It’s very powerful and it’s very quick. Your enemy is a lie because only your Divine life is there and when you’re in a state of an enemy, instead of Divine life, you’re only getting the result of your own limited consciousness. And so, similarly with a bankruptcy, similarly with the tumor, similarly with every situation, because your Divine life is unconditioned.
I would think that if you’re not in possession of that book by Joel which has the chapter on Unconditioned Infinity, it would be wise to bone up on it day after day after day because you can’t go out as Divine life unless you have a good, solid awareness that infinity is unconditioned.
Unconditioned Infinity is the nature of the Kingdom around you and that’s because Divine life is unconditioned and Divine life is infinite. And so when Joel writes about unconditioned infinity, he’s writing about Divine life because that’s what it is, unconditioned infinity. But I am that Divine life and my life is unconditioned and it is infinite and therefore what is outside of that? Is there anything external to infinity, to Divine infinity? No. Is there a war anywhere in this world to you if you are in Divine life or is there a world consciousness of war which you recognize? Are you worried about your son being drafted in case that war was spreading? Are you worrying what happens when the world goes half mad? Then you’re not worrying about the Truth, you’re worrying about that which has no existence because only Divine life is there.
This must become a day in, day out awareness and let it stretch out to every so called condition that in any way affects your experience that day. There is no second life. Only Divine life. There is no second creator, only the one Divine Creator called God.
And there is no second body. Only the infinite invisible Divine Body of God. There’s no body to go to war and that includes your son. Include your son in the Divine body but include my son, too and everyone’s son because it is one infinite Divine body and this Consciousness of one infinite Divine body will have an effect on the so called death or susceptibility to death of other individuals.
There’s a fourth point:
“There is no second Consciousness.”
Last night, we talked of there being one infinite Consciousness, only One. Now that Consciousness is running Its universe and It is running it perfectly. There is no second consciousness to run it imperfectly. So either you’re aligned with one perfect Consciousness or you are persuaded that there is a second. And the world mind loves people who believe there’s a second. That’s the vulnerable Achilles’ heel that it attacks. Your belief that there is another consciousness than God is the gap which is attacked by the world mind.
And so let’s protect our fence right there. In your tenth day or ninth day, whatever it is, you’ll awaken in the morning with the knowledge that there is only one Consciousness. There is no second consciousness and so wherever you go, all that can exist is the Consciousness of God and in that Consciousness, there is no darkness. There is no iniquity. That must be your Consciousness that day because there is no other.
To look at the world from the Consciousness of God instead of the consciousness of a physical mortal is your test for that day. That’s a very restraining test. It stops you from committing all kinds of foolish judgments and making all kinds of personal decisions and determining all kinds of willful activities because all that exists today is the Consciousness of God and therefore, all that I can do must emanate from that Consciousness and I can do nothing else. On such a day, you will not make one, single mistake.
Let’s review our five principles:
One Creator, no second creator.
One Life, no second life.
One Body, no second body.
One Consciousness, no second consciousness.
That which seems to be happening which is not the one Body, the one Consciousness, the one Life and of the one Creator, is not happening.
Now, your fidelity to those five principles over five days will change your days enough so that as you go into the five days after that, you’ll find these principles, by then there will be ten, these principles will be synchronizing and even though they’re not all conscious principles, you’ll find yourself going back to one and then the other and pretty soon, they’ll be homogenizing and instead of going through first transmission and then the second and then the third and then the fourth gear and having to go through all of that like a newborn, new driver, you just go whizzing along with all of these gears shifting more automatically and the world will lose its potency and its power to deceive and its power to hurt, its power to pain, its power to confuse us and cause our frustrations.
I’ve seen so many well intended people in a state of frustration because they were thinking from the personal sense of life. “What will I do today? What will I get? Who will I see?” Rather than beginning with their Divine Selfhood. And they do change. They change beautifully and dramatically.
We have ten principles.
If we can meditate now on the existence of Divine life where you stand, please include in it the knowledge that the Divine life where I am has no second. This meditation has no meaning unless you practice it sufficiently to obtain the knowledge that my Divine life is where I am and not a human life. There must be a shift over and in the realization that my human life is not here, only my Divine life is here. That’s the purpose of this meditation, not to pin Divine life on intellectually and not to accept it while still living in all the habits of a human life but to make a shift in Consciousness so that as Jesus did, we could say, “Thou seest me, thou seest the Father.”
Let’s see if we can reach a measure of understanding there, that My Divine life is here. And try to find some evidence for that.
The Kingdom of God is within you. The Father within me doeth the works. I is my name and I am the light. The life of God has never stopped being your life even when you were unaware of it and running of as a prodigal in another life. “Son, My life is thy life. All that I have is thine.” The life of God Is right where you seem to be and that life is who you are. I am the life of God. That is how we honor the Father and love the Father supremely by being consciously devoted to living in that life as that life letting that life, letting the Father’s life express as the only life you will acknowledge. “In all thy way acknowledge Me.”
I was reminded earlier of a statement of Jesus which fits perfectly into where we are:
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou has given me, be with me, where I am, that they may behold my glory which thou has given me for thou lovest me before the foundation of the world.”
“I widst that they be with me,” and that with me. Where was He? And are we included in that statement?
“I widst that they be with me.” Where is the Christ and how can we be with the Christ? Only in our Divine life. No mortal is with Christ. Only in Divine life are we with the Christ for that Divine life is Christ. Divine life is Christ life and when you accept Divine life, you are with Christ. And Christ is your life. And you are not completing your acceptance as long as you withhold even a fragment of human life for human life is the counterfeit of the world mind and Divine life is your name.
All of the ills of human life are completely foreign to your being as human life itself. Every ill must be seen to be a suggestion which expresses in your experience only because of your unconscious acceptance of a human life. When you consciously recognize human life to be an impostor, and consciously step out of the belief in the existence of human life, you are awakening from the dream. And in that awakening, your Divine life is found to be right where you are functioning perfectly, immaculately unto eternity. That is another Life and it is not obtained by dying physically. It is attained by the death of mortal sense and that is the death that Jesus taught and that is how he abolished death.
The death of mortal sense is the trap door to Divine life which is eternal and It is not in the future. It is not attained by a succession of tomorrows. It is here in the now of being. I am eternal life, Divine life, perfect life, infinite life, the only life there is, the life of God. This is so clear, so beautiful, so true. There is no second life.
And that is why we learn how to die in order to live. We do not die physically. We die to the false sense of life that we may live. That is why we are told to lose our life that we may find our life. We lose the mortal sense of life. We accept the Immortal life which is without beginning or end and without impediment. Now the deepening of that Consciousness is the only protection you need against any evil that this world could throw at you, because the evils of the world cannot touch your Divine life.
If you’re worried about your life, you’re in a state of duality and it isn’t something to be ashamed of because it is normal for human beings, but it’s not normal for one who has become dedicated to the path of illumination!
You will discover too, that this life is the only salvation. All talk of salvation without the knowledge of Divine life is wasted. My Divine life is my salvation. That’s going to be a very interesting day when you take that into Consciousness. And I can make a very safe prediction, that when you have some realization of it in which the old consciousness, the old mortal sense of life falls away, you will never go back.
The bottom line of all mystical teaching then is Divine birth accepted and the way to accept it is, by dying to live. You’ll find that, in another passage that I think we must cover, in Mathew 16, just the 21st verse:
“From that time forth, began Jesus to show unto his disciples how that He must go unto Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed and be raised again the third day.”
Now that was a physical, visible enactment of your consciousness. The suffering and being killed was the statement that we must learn to die to mortal sense. The Father of Christianity was teaching that unless you die to mortal sense, to mortal life and accept Divine life, you are not getting the message of the Christ.
And his disciples followed and each of us has the privilege of being one of those disciples.
I’d just like to continue here in the Silence if you will because I feel the strength of it, the gentle power of it and the pulse..
Have a beautiful day and we’ll see you tonight in Oneness.
We bid you welcome to the city of Bethlehem. We know what it is known by to the population here, but, to us it will have to be the city of “birth.”
Many of you have traveled very far, and what has drawn us together is…you might call it a vision; a vision that we all share: a vision of Divine Life. Not the mundane life known to the rest of the world, not temporary life, not life that is at the mercy of the elements, but a Life that was endowed to us, long before the physical form appeared. A Life which many of us unfortunately, have neglected to live in, but it is this Life, this perfect Life, this real Life, this Life without boundaries, it is this that has drawn us into this household tonight.
And so we are what might be called an Ecclesia, a gathering. A gathering of Souls who are dedicated to the fulfillment of Divine will, not to personal will, not to personal ambition, but to a surrender, to a new kind of life which we have been assured by many demonstrations in this world, is available to those who have the courage and the vision and the willingness to ascend from the limitations of mortality.
So this is a Divine birth seminar and no doubt many of us will find it difficult along the way. But in just a few days, we will have to meet challenges, tests and all forms of ideas that may seem to us as too stringent, too demanding, something we perhaps would rather put off just a little bit longer and yet I am persuaded that the One Self, who is the only presence here, has prepared a table before us and that we are ready to attend that Divine supper.
I would like to rest in the assurance that Divine Love is present and that it embraces us as it always has in oneness, in the glory of the Father’s presence, that the Father within each of us is responding, that there is a union independent of form, independent of time, independent of place and that we can for a brief moment share that Divine Love.
I have one question now to ask you. Where was God before the birth of Jesus, and where was Christ before the birth of Jesus? And if you accept that God was very much alive before the birth of Jesus and that Christ was very much alive before the birth of Jesus, I then have another question for you. Where was Christ before the birth of you?
That Christ who pre-existed the birth of you into form is your identity and it is that Christ which you were before form, which you are now and which you ever will be when there is no form. It is that Christ we are interested in discovering as the only being we are. When you discover it, when you believe it, when you accept it and when you live it and when you experience it, you have discovered the meaning of Divine birth.
It is true that Christ appeared to us as Jesus, but it is also true that Christ has appeared to us as every person who has ever walked this earth. It is true that Christ is the life behind the New Testament but it is also true that Christ is the life behind the Old Testament and that the secret of Christ coming through both testaments is the story of you, your identity, your Divine birth revealed in both the Old and the New Testaments. That’s all they’re about, your Divine birth.
And so to return in Consciousness to that which we truly know we are, from that which we have been seemingly forced to accept is where we expect to go during these few classes.
There must be within you now, an inner acceptance of the truth that Christ before birth, Christ before Jesus, Christ before the New Testament, Christ before the Old Testament and Christ before the world. I AM. There must be that acceptance. There must be that acceptance so that you can accept Christ after the world. I AM. And that I AM right now, for I have never been less and never will be less.
And perhaps, although you may have fully known this in your intellect for quite some time now, you’re faced with the fact that in spite of your intellectual acceptance, you do not seem to have the capacity to live as the Christ or to be immune to those things which Christ is immune to.
And so we see that there must be a false identity in which we live because Christ is never suffering. That of us who suffers, obviously, is that identity which we have in some way thought we inherited or received, or lived in and perpetuated by our own manner of living.
Our Christhood, our only selfhood is never in danger, never in the slightest jeopardy, never subject to the whims of the weather or the world. Your Christhood can never go to war. It can never inflict punishment or pain upon another nor can it receive pain or punishment from another.
And so we look at ourselves and we say, “Why do I walk around in this other self when Christ I AM? What compels me to do this? Why do I seem helpless to step out of the illusion of mortality?”
And so we’re going to put our finger on the world mind. We’re going to identify the negative force that holds us in bondage to what we are not while even within ourselves we seem to feel and know what we are.
We know that when we fly in the plane, we are concerned about whether it’s going to be safe. We know that the epidemics make us stop a moment and pause to consider what protection we’re going to take in our armor of light. We have the fears, the emotions, the hysterias, the lacks and limitations. We have the complete arsenal of humanhood.
And it should be clear to each of us that what is presented to us as our humanhood is the world mind. It is not us. It is the world mind counterfeiting that which we are.
And so if you were to be a person who says, as a note said to me today, “Why was I not born with more logic? Why, in spite of what I know, am I troubled? Why do I make mistakes?” The answer is very simple. You don’t. But the self you think you are is forced to make those mistakes by the world mind.
The world mind lives every human being. And until we’re willing to face that, we’re going to spend a lot of human time and human energy trying to erase that which the human brain is incapable of erasing.
So let’s clearly identify and isolate the truth that this world is a presentation of the world mind and that all that is contained within this world is also the world mind. If there’s any quibbling about it, if there’s any doubt about it, you’ve got to retrace your steps until you can eliminate that quibble or doubt because you’ve got to face the fact that the world mind is the serpent in the garden. The world mind is Satan. The world mind is devil. The world mind is carnal mind. The world mind is the hypnotist and then it is even the one who is hypnotized.
So we’re looking at a world mind universe which is counterfeiting My Kingdom, we’re looking at a world population which is a counterfeit of our Selfhood and were knowing that Christ I AM is never a two-legged skeleton of bones covered with flesh.
The Christ I AM, is never going to be a corpse, an invalid, a patient in a hospital, a patient in a bed, a limited, lacking human creature and there must be a feeling, a feeling perhaps which is another word for a realization. There must be a feeling that I am not that form which displays these crude, creaturely remnants of evil and error. You must disassociate yourself from that form. You must step out of the finite. You must move more freely in the Infinite as pure Consciousness rather than someone living in his brain cells.
Now we come to the second adversary which is part of the first. Your brain, your brain dwells within the world mind. Now, I have never found a human brain that can survive death. The human brain is always dying and by the belief that your dying human brain can solve the jigsaw puzzle of the world mind, you merely perpetuate the hypnosis.
So not only does the world mind imprison us, but it uses our own human brain to help us throw away the key to that prison. That human brain which thinks it is so clever, it invents the computer. It sends spaceships up to the sky but it cannot prevent its own death. It is helpless against the elements. It is helpless against diseases and disasters. We must learn not to, not to rely upon a material brain or upon material brain cells because they are not capable of de-hypnotizing us from the world mind picture of a human race in a human world which is not the Kingdom of Christ.
And so if we can get that out of the way and see that the human brain is not an aid to our attaining Christhood until it becomes a link with our own Soul.
As it is now, brain power is not Christ power and brain power is again the serpent in the garden trying to persuade the poor mortal being that God is neither perfect nor loving but is punishing and is deceitful and lays traps for human beings.