Chapter 4 Open Out a Way
Bill: Good morning.
We are reviewing the book, Leave Your Nets, by Joel. We are looking this week at chapter 4 called “Open Out A Way.” Before we move into it, if you haven’t had your morning meditation or perhaps your evening meditation, stop this talk and have a meditation. Make contact, and then you can feel certain that what you need to hear you will hear.
Let’s start at the beginning. “And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them,” Leave your nets and “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Now in the King James Version, they don’t have that “leave your nets,” but it’s implied because the next line says, “And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.” So this is Christ walking by the sea of your consciousness and saying to you, “Leave your mortality and follow Me,” and if you are as obedient as these two, you will leave your mortality and follow him, the Christ of your inner being.
This chapter, chapter 4, is another chapter on overcoming the world because when you put off mortality, you overcome the world, and when you overcome the world, you put off mortality and put on immortality. You live from then on not in the third dimension. You live in a spiritual fourth dimension within your consciousness. So this chapter is another chapter not on how to demonstrate supply, even though it says “open out a way,” and we know from the poem, it means open out a way that the imprisoned splendor may escape. No, open out a way in this case means put off mortality and put on immortality.
This chapter for us has many instructions. Every time I read a place where it says “we must” or “you should,” or “you better,” Joel is giving us or Christ is giving us through Joel instruction, what we are to do, just as Christ through Jesus said, “Leave your nets,” put off your mortality and follow me, I, the Christ within you. So Christ is speaking through these words and telling us today what we need to do, and the first instruction I see here is he says, “we must establish firmly our oneness with the Father before we leave our home in the morning to embark upon any enterprise, commercial, social, or ministerial, realizing that the consciousness of the Father, which is our consciousness, is the consciousness of every individual.”
Now, that’s not—You might want to think about this. That’s we must establish firmly our oneness with the Father. This we do, of course, by an inner communion which we have in our meditation. Now, as a quick review, if you are not at that place where you can close your eyes and just stop, listen, and become aware of an inner movement and commune with that spiritual Christ within you; if you are not at that place, then you need to read that book called The Art of Meditation by Joel Goldsmith.
If you are not having any success at all at meditating, then perhaps you need to back up and read the book, Practicing the Presence, so that you can practice the presence on a daily basis and even at night, if you awaken in the middle of the night. If that’s too hard, then you need to back up to the book, Living the Infinite Way, and see if you can practice some of those principles. All of us have to start somewhere, and as you know,—Maybe you don’t know.—on the path called the Infinite Way, Joel described three degrees, and there are talks on the three degrees on the website mysticalprinciples.com.
It’s up to you, if you don’t have a teacher, it’s up to you to be honest with yourself. Read or listen to those talks or read the texts and decide where you are. If you’re honest, it’s not hard, and I can suspect sometimes we’re in the first degree and then we move into the second and then we’re back and forth for a while. But the point is that if you are able to close your eyes and commune inside, then that’s what he is saying here: “We must establish firmly our oneness with the Father before we leave home in the morning .”
On the next page he says, “When we understand our connection with the Vine . . .” I changed that. I don’t like “understand.” “Understand” to me means when I intellectually get it. “Oh yeah, I understand what you’re talking about,” but that doesn’t mean I’ve realized it. So I’ve changed this to “When we [realize] our connection with the vine, we do not compete with any man. We do not fight, we do not war with him or sue him because we have access to the infinite source of our being, and it is this source that feeds and supplies us even while it is feeding and supplying all the other branches on the tree.”
We are going to learn in this chapter that there comes a time when you stop being a branch. You stop, and you become the vine or you feel the movement of the vine. Anyway, he says here, Joel says, “Let us assume, for a moment, that you are the branch, and that I stand in relationship to you as the vine,”—the vine, of course, is Christ or Spirit—“the teacher who has in some measure realized this relationship of oneness. You come to me for inspiration, guidance, teaching, or healing. You know that of my own self I can do nothing. You know that as a human being I have no power … But you are not concerned with me as a person: you are concerned only with the degree of enlightened consciousness which I represent, and that enlightened consciousness is the vine.” So there’s another hidden instruction here. He is saying that when you go to a teacher or a practitioner, you are not concerned with them as a person. You are concerned only with that level of consciousness, that enlightened consciousness that is within them.
“So you come to me, the vine, and because of my recognition of oneness with the source and my years of experience in contacting it, understanding and awareness flow through this vine to you.” Now, I don’t know if you knew that, but if we look at that, Joel is saying that when you go to a practitioner or a teacher, you’re not going for a healing, you’re not going for better supply or a more perfect companion or better health or a longer life. No, no. You are going so that understanding and awareness flow through the vine to you. “. . . Whatever measure of good you receive from the person who at the moment represents the vine is only because he has attained a state of consciousness a step ahead of you who are seeking help.”
Alright, so there really is no difference in you and a practitioner or you and a teacher. You are both the vine, but perhaps you’ve been seeing yourself as a branch and the teacher as the vine. So the only difference is in the awareness that you have. “Any person, rooted and grounded in God and living consciously”—That’s the magic word.—“consciously in oneness with his Source, serves as the vine for the branches.”
I don’t know if you thought that maybe you would become a master. I guess in the early days, I thought, I mean the first year I probably thought, “Yes, some day I’m going to be a Master like Jesus Christ and do this and that and have this power and that power.” It was very, well, kind of a kindergarten attitude and belief. Now, after these many years, I see this: “Any person, rooted and grounded in God . . . serves as the vine.” We serve. It’s not a nice word when you want to be a master. “I want to serve.” “No,” but then you come to see. You have to give up mortality, and it’s the mortal that wants to be a master and be served. It’s the branch. It’s the vine that knows it is of service, that is the instrument for the divine.
So our views change. We get to the place where we want to be a servant, but it’s not a human desire to go out and do good. That’s not the same. That’s mortality taking a different route. No, it’s an inner stillness waiting upon that movement and knowing that it will serve through you. “At this point,” says Joel, “you may think of yourself as a branch, but through meditation, study, and devotion, . . . you learn to leave your ‘nets.’” You see, the nets are believing you’re a branch, believing you’re human, believing you’re mortal, believing you’re separate from every other mortal. What is there, five billion mortals now on planet earth believing they’re separate from every one of them and expressing that separate life?
However, he says, “through meditation, study, and devotion, as you learn to leave your ‘nets,’ you come to the place where your relationship to the world is as a vine,” not as a” mortal. “You will recognize yourself as rooted and grounded in the infinite source of good, and therefore, willing and ready to let that good of God flow through you that those who turn to you may be fed and may, in their turn, be enabled to bring forth fruitage.” So, giving up mortality means overcoming the world, and giving up mortality means becoming the vine.
He says next, “Whatever of good comes into your experience is not for your good or mine: it is that the Father may be glorified through us. The egotistical sense of life that has resulted in men and women thinking how great or how supreme in wisdom they are is a destructive force to themselves and to our very civilization.” That’s pretty strong language, and I recognized the other day as I was watching some highlights from baseball games, and I saw a fellow go back to the wall and leap as high as he could and catch the ball, therefore robbing the batter of a home run and making a dazzling catch, and when he came back down and landed on his feet, he beat his chest.
He beat his chest like a gorilla, and it was obvious what he was thinking is “How great I am,” the person that made the catch. There was no humility there, and I have noticed, because I like watching baseball, that some teams—I can think of the Dodgers, for instance.—are weeding out these types of players that beat their chest and think they are all that! Now, Joel here says, “ . . . they are a destructive force to themselves and to our very civilization.” That’s pretty strong language.
So some of these teams have begun to see that some of these individuals that really believe they’re all that of themselves are a destructive force in the clubhouse, in the morality, in the, not morality, [morale], but in their attitude of the clubhouse, of the other players of the whole team. And I can’t say that I blame them. How would you like somebody in your living room, a member of your family, beating on his or her chest and saying, “I am great!” That couldn’t go much for the feeling of your family, could it? It wouldn’t do much for you.
Alright, so he says, “The realization that we are instruments for that divinity that is manifesting itself and its glory as our individual being brings the fruitage of health, harmony, wholeness, peace, and joy into our experience, God expressing itself as these qualities.” In other words, you have the power to become the Son of God. How? By the realization that you are an instrument for the Divine. Yes, you are able to express, or rather, the Divine is able to express through you. You see that? That’s the same thing as having the power to become the Son of God, the expression of God.
Alright, “our outer experience is an expression of our inner state of consciousness,” and we can have and will have periods where we’re standing in our mortality. We’ve forgotten our divinity, and what happens? Well, we live in a divided consciousness. There’s little me against five billion other people, and I have to get my section, and I ‘m going to fight and I’m going to struggle and I’m going to strive and I’m going to, If I really get into it, I’m going to cheat and maybe lie and steal a little. I don’t think most of us do that anymore because we’ve outgrown all that.
However, there are things that throw us into our mortality, and living in that mortality, in that sense of separation, feeling no communion whatsoever and acting accordingly, we, well we reap what we sow. If we sow to the flesh, to a separate sense of existence, you reap corruption. Right? And then the answer is this corruptible must put on incorruption. This mortal must put on immortality, and that’s what this chapter is about.
So, on the next page Joel says, “We will find that this universal consciousness is really our true being.” How will we find that? We’ll find that by going, by perhaps reviewing our day at the end of the day, looking over the day and how we did and realizing, “Oh, wow! I lived as a mortal again. No wonder it’s been a messed up day. I’m reaping corruption. I’m sowing mortality; I’m reaping corruption.
Now you know that pendulum can flow either way. You can also say, “Wow! Look what I did. I accomplished that! Aren’t I great? What a good day I’ve had.” That’s the same mortality, but instead of looking as bad. Now it’s looking as something good. It’s still mortality, and it’s still corruption. It’s going to swing back to the other side. It always does if you stay in that mortality.
But what if we come up higher? Well, he says, ”Strange, is it not, how we have looked everywhere for love, appreciation, gratitude, cooperation, and reward— everywhere except where they actually exist, within our own being?”
Now here’s another instruction: “We must now cease looking to any person for good—even for integrity, loyalty, or fidelity; we must let those qualities flow out from us.” You see, this putting off mortality, which takes and takes and tries to get, get, get —It has to reverse. We have to be the vine. We have to give, give, give. We have to pour out, open out a way for this to express. We have to be the vine.
On the next page, Joel says, “The love, reward, gratitude, justice, mercy, or kindness that we let flow out from us is the only love, justice, mercy, kindness, or gratitude that can ever flow back to us.” And then he cautions us, “Some of you are still seeking health, and I can tell you that you will never find it. Health is already established within you, or else there is no God.”
Now that would be a perfect koan for you to take into meditation this week. Now, here’s the definition of a koan, “k” “o” “a” “n,” by Merriam Webster: “A koan is a paradox to be meditated upon that is used to train Zen Buddhist monks to abandon ultimate dependence on reason and force them into gaining sudden intuitive enlightenment.” Well now that sounds very familiar. Isn’t that what Joel describes as the mystical way, having direct communion with God and intuitive understanding? So a koan is something that you take into meditation.
A Zen master, the most famous one, the Zen master would say, “Please go back to your rooms until you can tell me the sound of one hand clapping.” And in our modern world, western world, we show our ignorance by having commercials and making that seem like something really stupid, but the stupidity is the reason that they can’t understand what a koan is for. So the student goes back to the room, and they meditate: “the sound of one hand clapping.” What is that? And they go back to the master, “Is it this?” And they do something with one hand, and the master says, “No. Oh, no. Go back to your room.” Seems almost disappointed. They come back. “How about this?” “No. No, no. Try again.”
Eventually you’re sitting in meditation. You’re trying to meditate. You’re frustrated. “I can’t get it. I don’t know what the sound of one hand clapping is.” And suddenly in your meditation, you stop! Whoa! There’s this inner movement. You feel something, something not of this world, something from another dimension, a fourth dimension. A smile comes to your face. You realize this is why the master sent me to meditate, not to discover the sound of one hand clapping, but to abandon all reason and experience this mystical experience, and a love radiates from you. You’re smiling from ear to ear.
Now the Zen master calls the thirty students back. He looks over the audience. There you are, the only student smiling from ear to ear. Nothing to say, and he dismisses everyone. “Go back to your rooms, but not you. You stay here. We need to talk.” You see? So your koan this week is “Health is already established within you, or else there is no God.”
“God has established within his son “health, harmony, wholeness, and peace,” and you must find some way to open up an avenue for these to flow out from you. Now, something else: We know that if we want love, we need to let love flow out from us. And you can begin with a plant, a tree, an animal, and slowly, gradually express love to strangers until love is flowing out through you. And trust me, love will come and envelop you. And we know that we can pour out supply. We can help people. We can be of service. We can donate. We can pray. There are a lot of ways to pour out, and when we do this, our supply never runs dry.
But then we come to the third thing. People ask for help with their companions, their companionship, their supply, which to them usually means money, or their health, their life. Now my question to you, and I would be interested to see what you say, is: How do you pour out health? Yes, we can pour out life by spending our life in service, spending our hours in service, but how exactly would you pour out health? We can pour out supply. We can pour out love. So there must be a way to pour out health. I would be very interested to see what you have to say. Post a message in the Mystical Principles email list which you can find on the website or write me privately, but let me know what you see, what comes to you within. How do you pour out health? I’d be fascinated to see.
Okay, over here on the next page, “The Son of God is he who understands that he is that avenue, instrument, or vehicle through which the infinite nature of God’s being is pouring itself. It is he who knows that the Father is glorified in his bringing forth much fruit: not getting it, . . . but bringing it forth from within his own being.” Okay, we must be the vine.
Come on, children, it’s time to get up. Stop living as a branch. You are the vine, but to come into the awareness of it, you have to live as the vine. You have to open out a way. “Only in the sense of your Self-completeness as the revealed Son of God do you find yourself coming into possession and realization of all good on the outer plane.” So you can’t do it as a material self. It must be, you must be a spiritual Self. You must have a spiritual sense of Self realized.
Alright, here’s another instruction, and it is putting off mortality. “Therefore, you meditate,” says Joel, “you go within so as to realize that within your consciousness . . . is the completeness of being, and you are opening out a way for it to flow forth . . . This is a complete reversal of the human picture.” Whenever he says this is a “reversal,” it means you’re dying to self and awakening to capital “S” Self.
On the next [page], he had another instruction. Now, these instructions are for you to do, not for you to know. Knowing this will not lift the Christ of you. Doing this will lift the Christ. If you want to lift up the I of your being, do this! Leave your nets and follow me. He says, “Begin your day by recognizing the presence of God, the I that is come to fulfill. Withdraw your gaze from the outer world, and then after that go about your business.”
So there’s your instruction. “Begin your day by recognizing the presence of God” as “the I that is to come to fulfill. Withdraw your gaze from the outer world, and then go about your business.” When you withdraw your gaze from the outer world, you’re withdrawing your gaze from mortality. When you recognize, realize, have a meditation on the presence of God as the I that has come to fulfill, you’re placing your vision, your consciousness in the infinite, in the Christ. You’re lifting the Christ. “As long as you do not look to another for your good, your good will flow to you.” Alright.
“You have now come to a place in consciousness where you must realize, as did Jesus, that you’re the vine. I have meat to eat that ye know not of. I have an inner source of good; I can give you waters, living waters that spring up into life everlasting.” And “you begin now to live in a new dimension,” the fourth dimension. Alright.
Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, “How is it that thou being a Jew asketh drink of me, a woman of Samaria? The Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.” Jesus answered and said unto her, “If thou knoweth the gift of God and who it is that saith to you, “Give me to drink,” thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again, but whosoever shall drink of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst. But the water that I give shall be a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
This is the vision that John had of Christ sitting on the well of your consciousness and saying “Hello there. May I drink?” and if you’re like the woman of Samaria, you’re going to get all bogged down into seeing mortality. But then if you listen, if you go within and stop, just stop your mortality. No more taking thought. Stop—and listen. Be aware. Watch—Wait—Listen, and you feel something is upon you. It’s a Presence. It’s a peace, a peace that passes your understanding mind. And as many as have that experience, as many as receive him, well you are given living water. You’re given the Spirit, and you will never thirst again because the water you receive, the Spirit you receive becomes a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
It becomes a deep consciousness that is with you forever and ever and ever. Never shall you be alone again. Never shall you be without supply again. Never shall you be lonely and sick and dispirited and despairing again. This is a wellspring of water that springs up into eternity. It’s with you forever, and so putting off mortality, you’re putting on an eternal life, an Immortal. You’re becoming an Immortal. And as an Immortal, as the vine, you’re grounded in God consciousness, in the awareness of God, of this Presence. You’re living in the fourth dimension. You’re moving within in the invisible and out into the visible, and eventually you’ll come to see I have the power to lay it down and pick it up again. I can move in and out, and in and out.
Now he says you can live in a fourth dimension that realizes “‘Your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things . . . for it is [his] good pleasure to give you the kingdom’ “—to let it flow through you . . . Do not ever forget that!” That’s another instruction. Joel is, well, the Christ through Joel, is giving us many instructions today. “‘. . . It is [his] good pleasure to give you the kingdom,’—to let it flow through you, not only to feed you, but to feed five thousand. Do not ever forget that!”
We drop down a little farther, and he’s got another instruction, “Never hesitate in the days to come to let to the world draw upon you. Do not withhold good in any form from those who seek it, whether it is a word of wisdom or a dollar bill, whether it is food, clothing, health, safety, or security. Do not withhold! . . . because it is not out of your storehouses or barns that you are giving: it is out of the Infinity of the universal source.” Alright, so “this is the new dimension,” this fourth dimension, “where you permit the world” to draw upon you, “to call on you.” This is living as the vine. Let’s be honest. This is living by your Source, the Father, and being the Christ, the movement of that Source from the invisible to the visible.
“Today . . .” he says, and here’s another instruction because it says, “you must. . .” “Today you begin the rebirth. You ‘die’ today. You ‘die’ today to the human being,” a mortal “seeking good. You must be reborn of the spirit of God into the realization of good flowing forth through you.” You see that? Now, another sentence and he has another must, another instruction: “Prayer must now be an inner communion with the source of all good.” That’s your prayer. Okay no longer can you pray for things. No longer can you pray for persons. “Your prayer now must be an inner communion with the source of all good, an inner communion with God.” Why not? “Then,” says Joel, “your good will appear in the outer realm in whatever form is necessary.”
So, we are coming to live a different sort of life, aren’t we? In the early years I listened to the teachers at school. I got a higher education. I applied myself at work. I was promoted. I became a supervisor of others, and it really didn’t matter what field I went into, I ended up in supervision, and I carved for myself a place out of this unfriendly universe. And then I found I could be laid off with a downturn in the economy, and it didn’t matter what I had carved out. But what about applying these principles? Ah, this is a different kind of life, very different, the kind of life you can’t talk with people on the street, and you can’t tell them about it. They wouldn’t understand, and you know they wouldn’t understand. They might you were a little loopy.
But what is this life? This is a life of spending, oh, twelve meditations a day for two to three minutes communing, just communing. What is communing? Okay, we’ve put it into words. We’ll do it one more time. Communing is turning within, dropping your mortality and your mortal thoughts, and stopping or standing stock still or taking no thought or being still. Now, when you stop, really stop, you have created an opening. You have discovered an absence of self, the little self, and into that opening, well a mystic said,—I think it was the fifteenth century.—“God abhors a vacuum.”
When you create that vacuum,—and you know Joel has used that word a lot of times,—into that vacuum God flows. You don’t even have to ask, and when you feel that inner movement, that Spirit, that lovely Presence, well it’s like coming home. It’s so comforting, and when you feel it, you’re communing with it. You’re not saying anything to it, except maybe sometimes the words escape from my lips, “I love you.” I can’t help it. I know it’s my own inner Self, and yet that comes out of my lips sometimes as I rest in the awareness of the Father. So I commune with that Presence and then I recognize I’m the vine, and I might say something like, “Show me how I may best be of service, and give me the power to carry that out, or the Presence.”
Sometimes I say, “I know I’m going to be giving a talk in front of an audience,” so I might say, “Say something that will touch someone,” and I get out of the way. All of this is dying daily, putting off mortality and putting on Immortality. When you create that vacuum, you are putting on Immortality.—Alright?—Then you find you’ve totally forgotten about your needs, your wants, your desires, and everything that you really need is here. Your supply is increasing. Your companionship are people that can bless you, and people that you can bless. And your health is humming along.
Uh-oh! Here’s another instruction! “In moments of trial, tribulation, stress, doubt or fear bring to your conscious realization the truth that good cannot come to you.” He says, “Learn to stand still in quietness and in confidence.” He might have said. “Learn to stop! Stop being a mortal. “In the midst of any sinful or sick experience, you can end it and end it quickly.”
How? Well, we know now don’t we? We must stop being a mortal. That doesn’t mean that you will completely die and be the Christ forever and forever. Amen. But it does mean that you have found a way in your two minute meditations to stand aside, to die to self, to stop mortality, to create a vacuum into which you can have the awareness of the living water, the living Christ moving, and That forms itself as your fulfillment, and it really truly does! It’s a marvelous fantastic thing to watch!
And here’s another instruction on the next page: “Begin today, today to make the transition from the human being to the state of divine being that knows itself to be the outlet and avenue for all of God’s grace to the world.” In other words, put off mortality, and put on this immortality and watch what it does through you. “I have set my seal upon you. I have made you in my own image and likeness. I have bestowed upon you divine grace and freedom that you might be the child of God.”
“I have made you a leader of men, a fisher of men. I have glorified you with the glory that I had with the Father,” well before the world was, before mortality was, “before the beginning. I have called you by My name. Call upon Me and be saved. Look unto Me. Abide in Me and let My word abide in you.”
“As you listen to that still small voice within your being, you are fed from an inner spring.” Yes, a wellspring of water springing up into life everlasting. “You are housed, clothed, maintained, sustained, protected, and divinely influenced, ‘not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit.’ “
“In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. There is no struggle. Be still and know, and you will hear a voice within you say, ‘I am God.’” Now it may not come as a voice. It can come as a voice. I’ve heard it as a voice, but more often it comes as this feeling, this inner impression. You feel the movement, and you know, “Ah, It’s God, and you rest in your Father. You see? And that’s the same as hearing a voice , getting the impression. No, not the thought. That’s not the same at all. A thought is ‘clouds without rain.’ When you have the inner movement, the communion, the awareness, then you have clouds with rain, and you’ll have harmony and abundance and every good and perfect gift.
Another instruction: “Acknowledge God as the source, the power, the presence, and as the revelator of all our all good; and above all, here and now, in this place, at this time, give up seeking . . .Acknowledge that these qualities, love, peace, joy, power, and dominion flow forth through you, and that the source of them is the kingdom of God within you.” Okay, that’s another instruction: Acknowledge God as the source and that these things will flow through you.
“Because of that, this entire world may draw upon you at any moment for health and wealth, and you will answer, ‘Here it is’—not counting first how much you have in your pocket, storehouse, farm, or bank, but realizing that whatever it is that is to go out is to go out through you from the kingdom of God.”
So that is living as the vine, and now you know that this chapter, “Open Out A Way” has nothing to do with opening out a way for your automobile to appear or your perfect companion or your perfect body. None of that. That’s all a mortal’s thoughts. Let’s forget that.
No, this chapter has to do with opening out a way for God to flow through. This chapter has to do with dying to mortality, standing stock still, receiving Him, and when you receive Him, the Father, you are now the vine. And sometimes it even comes to you: “Draw upon Me, and I will give you rest, and you know that you’re the vine and that people can draw upon you, and through you will flow from the Father the gift of His Spirit, His awareness, His consciousness, His love.
Let us be still for a moment and take your mortality, your material sense of self sitting in a chair or driving in a car or laying on the bed and just drop it. Just stop!
I within you have come that they might have life and life more abundantly. I am come that you might be the vine for them. And as the vine for them, everything that flows through you is heaped up, pressed down, and running over in your own experience. This is why I have come.
So follow Me. Follow Me within. Follow these instructions I give, I pour out throughout Joel. Stand still. Acknowledge the I within you. Rest, lean back, really lean back and trust in It. Trust the I of you. Feel this inner movement of Spirit, of the Father whispering in your ear, “All that I have is to pour through you, the Vine, to those who still believe they’re branches, and in this pouring, well, a wellspring of water will rise up into life everlasting.
Do you see? Have your eyes been awakened? Have your eyes been opened? Have your ears been unstopped? Can you her My voice? Can you see My presence? Are you those, one of those like the two on the road to Emmaus who suddenly, the Christ opens their eyes, and they can see? Are you one of those? Can you see? Can you hear My voice? Can you feel My impression?
Can you feel the movement of Spirit over the face of your deep Consciousness? If you can, you are blessed beyond all men and women in this age. And now you know, when you read in your scripture, I am the vine, it is talking about your Self. I am the true vine—That’s you, the I of you, and My Father is the husbandman, and you must abide in the Vine, and you must be the Vine.
And then the Father flows through the vine and appears as fulfillment in every avenue of life, and not just for you, but for all those who turn to you until they are gently lifted up to where they can see and they can hear, “Oh, I am the vine. I am the vine, and my Father is the Source. And now I can glorify God with the glory I had before the world of mortality was—right here in this place, right now in this time.” “And we beheld the glory of the Father full of grace and truth and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
Blessings to all who come into this awareness of the Divinity of their own Being. Thank you, Father.