Soul to Soul and Spirit to Spirit. Good Afternoon.
I was sitting in my bathtub with shampoo still in my hair, and I was considering this make-belief world in which we gained an hour today when we set the clocks back. Of course, time is an illusion, but as I was considering that, I was pondering to myself.
And so I wondered: Does this mean that there is enough time to make a talk today?” And I heard, “Peter in Prison.” So, of course, as I was shampooing my hair, and about to rinse it out, I said, “Peter in prison? What is Peter in prison? Let’s see, doesn’t it have something to do with an angel appearing and breaking him out of prison?”
Well of course, I got no response which means, ‘go look it up’. So, I finished my shower, and got out and dried off. I then came to the computer and went to the marvelous internet site, ‘Bible Gateway’ and I looked up the passage of “Peter in Prison,” which is Acts 12. And I considered it. What is this telling me?
We said in our last talk, that when we lift ourselves up into the I of our being, when we lift ourselves up into our true Self, that “I”, then suddenly scriptures makes sense. Suddenly we see things that we never saw before. That has been an ongoing experience for some 43 years or more for me. I can almost pick up any scripture and if I am lifted up into the I, resting there, what the scripture has to say, what Christ is saying, is revealed. I don’t know exactly how it works, it is not a thinking process, it is kind of a resting and waiting process. And so I did that with Acts 12. I haven’t spent a lot of time with Acts; I have just read them maybe a couple of times. And all of a sudden, I could see. “Whereas before I was blind, now I could see.” And I am going to read it to you and you may catch it even before I say it, or perhaps you’ve known it all along. But let me share with you what I saw. So we’ll go here with Acts 12:
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternion of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
And the angel said unto him; Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy cloak about thee, and follow me.
And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
And when Peter was come to himself, he said; now I know of a surety that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
And that is as far as we will read there, verse 11. Now let us take that into meditation and see what comes of it.
Center yourself, listen, open the inner ear, and here we go:
“Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternion of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
A quaternion, I looked it up, is 4 squads of 4 soldiers, so that is 16 soldiers. Now please bear in mind any scripture that you read is talking about an internal experience; an experience in Consciousness. Every scripture is discussing and telling you when it was written by these people with awareness, it is telling you about an internal experience taking place within your Consciousness.
And Christ is speaking here, and telling you that, ‘Herod the king,’ what world is Herod the king of? Well obviously, the king of this world. So Herod would be the equivalent of world mind or universal belief. And universal belief gets a hold of Peter, inside his consciousness, and throws him in prison. It says, ‘Herod saw that it would please the Jews.’ In this case we are talking about the everyday people. We are talking about it pleases the senses, the sense mind, that Herod can throw Peter in prison. So it pleases the mind that the world mind can keep Peter in prison; keep him from dying and awakening to his Christhood. It pleases the human ego that the world mind can keep you in prison. And so it says;
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
Now Peter, while he is in prison, is praying without ceasing. There is a part of him that is making a treatment. He’s treating. He is trying to go through all the truth that he knows to get free. And he is making these declarations and affirming what he remembers of truth that the Master taught him, or maybe that he read in the scriptures of his day. He’s going over it in his mind but he’s not getting free. But he is, however, giving himself a treatment; praying without ceasing, unto God. And so, when Herod would have brought him forth, that is, well, if he wasn’t doing this praying without ceasing, the world mind would have brought him forth and executed him.
And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, (this is marvelous) bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
Now, we have two soldiers, two chains. This is the belief in good and evil. Peter is sleeping; he is bound by the belief in good and evil. He’s bound by the belief in a personal self, subject unto good and evil. And this is taking place in Peter’s consciousness and it is outpicturing as Peter being in prison. But the prison is only the outpicturing of the prison he’s really in, within his consciousness. Everything in your consciousness, outpictures. And it is no different in Peter’s case, no different in my case, no different in Christ Jesus’ case.
And so Peter is bound with two chains, between two soldiers, and that is the belief in duality. Here’s little Peter and God is somewhere. If only he can reach Him. But he’s doing the right thing, he’s having his treatment, he’s going through the experience of remembering truth. And then at some point, he stops. He just becomes still.
And behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison:
Now we see, don’t we? Yes we do. In his knowing the truth, he became quiet, he became still, in the prison. “And behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him.” He was visited by the Light; he had an internal realization. Suddenly, he had a realization of the truth. Not just knowing the truth, the treatment was over. Now, in the Silence, the Truth was revealing Itself to him.
And behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in his prison: and smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
You see? The truth that was within Peter, that Presence lifted him up and his “chains fell off from his hands.” Now it has become an inner realization in Peter’s consciousness that there is only One Self and that Self is God. And suddenly “his chains fell off from his hands.” They just fell off from his hands because he wasn’t really bound. He thought he was bound. But in his meditation, in his inner realization, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and raised him up, and the chains fell off from his hands. And now he hears that inner voice.
And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy cloak about thee, and follow me.
And so, this is the Spirit of God saying, “Put the cloak of Christhood around you. You are the living Christ. And follow me, this inner realization, that that is who you are. That you are “I”, the very Presence of God.” And so, what does Peter do?
And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
You see, he wasn’t even sure. “Is this really an inner realization? I don’t know but I am going to follow this Voice, this Voice that is telling me that I can wrap Christhood about me and follow Him.”
When they were past the first and second ward, (you see, they are passing the belief in duality) they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city;
Now the ‘iron gate’ blocking you from the city, is the belief that you have a personal self, named Peter, or Paul or David . . . . And so in this case, Peter is behind the iron gate and he’s having this internal realization to wrap his Christhood around him and follow that realization; that Light.
And he comes to this gate that leadeth unto the city. Now the ‘city’ is Consciousness. City always means Consciousness. A ‘city set on a hill’, is a high state of Consciousness. And this city is the realization of the Consciousness of his true identity. And he is trying to follow this inner realization but there’s an iron gate there, a personal sense of self, in the way, in the way of finding that city.
When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord:
You see, the realization opened the gate. The gate opened of its own accord. It was the realization that melted it; when God speaks, the earth melts. When you have the inner realization that you are not this personal sense of self, but you are the ‘I’, that wonderful, Infinite, Invisible Presence, Itself, then “the gate opens of his own accord.”
And they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
Now, he feels that the angel has departed from him; the realization. But it hasn’t departed from him, it has become him. That is why it says, and when Peter was come to himself because the realization has become him.
He said, Now I know of a surety, (yes, now he knows for sure, this is WHO I AM,) that the LORD hath sent his angel, (his realization), and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, (the world mind), and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t that just fantastic? And there it was the whole time and I have never really read it, never thought much about it. But in the middle of shampooing my hair and wondering if there was time to make another talk, well, the angel of the Lord came unto me and said, “Yes, yes there is. You need to talk about Peter in Prison.” To which the human being said, “What do you mean? I don’t know anything about that.” But that inner Voice said, “I do. I know. Now you go and look it up.”
And so I went and I looked it up and here, Christ revealed to all of us that Peter was having an inner realization, that he was bound by two chains, the belief in good and evil. It looked like he was through, down for the count. But nevertheless, he prayed, he treated. He knew all the truth he could know with his mind. And in the Silence after he was finished, in the Silence, and in the Stillness, the realization came. The Voice within spoke and said, “Cloak yourself with your Christhood.” And so he did. He did it. He obeyed and he followed and the gate opened by itself and he found himself in the city, that is, the state of Consciousness. That realization became Peter’s Consciousness.
Is that not just marvelous? Wonderful! So that ‘I’ of me, speaks to the ‘I’ of you and this second talk is about that inner realization.
The next thing that comes to me is to read from “Lifting Up the I” which is exactly what we are talking about and what Peter did.
“Once we can realize ourselves as I, separate and apart from personality, separate and apart from a physical body, as I, the incorporeal, spiritual I, we will have the secret of the eternality and immortality of life: without beginning, without birth; without ending, without death.
Since the I that God is and the I that we are, are one, we can understand that the infinite perfection of God is the infinite perfection of our being. “Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.”
This is what Peter did. Now Peter did this in the prison. And so, whatever prison you find yourself in, whether it is a prison of lack, disease, limitation; a prison of age, a prison of karmic law, a prison of belief, a prison of duality, a prison of the belief of good and evil; whatever prison you find yourself in, you can have this realization, in the midst of the prison, in the midst of that prison. If you do this, God will speak the Word that will set you free, and the “gate will open on his own accord.”
“All that I have” means all the immortality, spirituality, integrity, all the life, all the perfection, all the holiness of God.” Do you see that you, in your true identity, you, as the Christed One of God, have all the holiness of God?
All that is of God is of you and of me because the I of you and of me and the I of God are one and the same I, and all the qualities of God are the qualities of spiritual, eternal, immortal man: of you and of me.
This is the premise in healing work, and if we want to heal, we must first of all remind ourselves of this truth.
And this is what Peter was doing in prison. Praying without ceasing, reminding himself of this Truth to get to the place of Stillness where he could hear the angel of the Lord.
We must be conscious of the truth that the I of you and of me and the I of God are one,
It’s a conscious thing; Peter was doing this consciously. It can’t just be something you read about or something you ponder once in a while. It must be a conscious activity going on in your Consciousness; a praying without ceasing.
We must be conscious of the truth that the I of you and of me and the I of God are one, and all that constitutes the I of God constitutes the I of you and of me, for we are forever one with the Father. All that is of God is ours: all the immortality, eternality, spiritual perfection, harmony, peace, justice, and infinity.
Now, we start out just exactly like Peter. We’re in our own prison; that is the belief in a personal sense of self. Here is Bill and then there’s God somewhere, out there. There’s this Infinite God and there’s Bill. And so that’s a prison and Bill can experience all sorts of bad things and all sorts of good things. But through it all, there’s Bill and there’s God, there’s God and there’s Bill and that’s where we start, and that is prison. We have been placed in prison by Herod, that is, by the world mind, that has hypnotized us into seeing the world and ourselves that way.
But someone comes along and says to us, “Hey, wake up! There’s another way. There’s another Universe. There’s another Self.” We ponder that: “Could that be true? Could it really, really be true? I have suspected this but could it be true?” And so we study Truth. And we still find ourselves in our prison, of a personal sense of self, so we go a little deeper and now we learn what it is to give ourselves a treatment. And we realize that we sit down to contemplate and we rehearse with ourselves the truth that we remember.
It could be “I and the Father are one.” Or “The Father within me, He doeth the works.” Or, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” We are getting a little closer, but we are still in chains, just as Peter was. And suddenly we get to the end of our contemplation. We have rehearsed truth, we have repeated within ourselves, silently, all the truth that we know. “Yes, I and my Father are one. All that the Father has is mine. God is. I am. I am the way, truth and the life.” And now we come to an end to that just as Peter did and we are silent. There is nothing left to know. We wait.
And a Voice within us says, “I will never you nor forsake you.” Suddenly what we were knowing with the mind becomes an inner realization. Wait a minute, “I? Yes, I.” And we hear, “I am that I Am.” And it stops, we stop again.
Suddenly there is a dawning. “I am that I AM? I am the I AM? I Am, I AM?” And yes, it comes back to us, “I Am. I am the only I.” Now we have the inner realization. There is a feeling that goes with it. There’s a quickening. There’s an inner depth to this. It may leave us in kind of a shock. Our mouth may pop open. “My God, I AM.” We have had the inner realization. It is no longer a treatment. The angel of the Lord has visited us and shined the light in our prison. “My God, I AM! I am I AM!”
Now the gate that was fast secured opens of himself. The gate that we were trapped in for century after century, believing we were a limited human being, it opens, and there beyond it is the city, but we are not yet ready, we are not yet ready. No. That inner realization says we must wrap ourselves with the cloak of our Christhood. We dwell with that a little longer. “Yes, yes. I must live with this truth. I must practice; and remember. I must remember not to forget and forget not to remember, I am the living Christ. Christ is I.
And as that realization deepens, and we follow it day after day, the door has opened and we walk out and walk into the city, the new state of Christ Consciousness, which is now our Consciousness; because that inner realization has become us. We are that inner realization. And now we know that, I am that I AM. But we know it because IT is living us.
When I tell you that in the middle of shampooing my hair, I heard a voice that said, “Peter in Prison,” who do you think I am referring to? I am referring to that I. That I of me which is the I of you. The I of you that is declaring this to you right now.
If you are understanding this, you are getting this; you are feeling this that is the I of you speaking to you. But It can speak through my lips or It can speak through your mind. It can speak through a tree; it can speak through an animal. It can speak through the Universe when you recognize that I am the Only Universe.
So taking the simple story of “Peter in Prison,” we have come out the other side now, to where we are resting in I am that I am. The only prison that there has ever been has been the prison of the belief in good and evil, the two chains on Peter’s arms. The only prison is the belief in a personal sense of identity.
You cannot find freedom listening to a talk, you cannot find freedom from reading a book, you cannot find freedom from going to spiritual meetings. The only freedom you can ever find is the freedom in Christ. Do we understand that now, what Joel was telling us when he said, “There is no freedom from, there is only freedom in,” freedom in Christ Consciousness. The only freedom you will ever find is the freedom that comes to you, in the very midst of your prison, when you know all the truth you can remember and then become still enough so that the angel of the Lord is upon you, or the Presence of God is upon you, or the Voice is upon you. That is when freedom becomes yours. That is when freedom becomes you, because the inner realization becomes bone of your bone, and flesh of your flesh. The inner realization of Christ, well, Christ becomes you, doesn’t it?
Our job is to lift up the I within us. “I, if I be lifted up, will draw all man unto me.” And that means all manifestation. I, if you lift up the I, will draw your entire being unto its level, which is the city set on a hill, which is a high state of Consciousness, which is New Jerusalem, or the New City, the New State of Consciousness. This is our job, to lift up the I.
In the talk, “The Mystical I,” we put forth the only exercise that The Infinite Way has. And that exercise is to help you to lift up the I, and to dwell in It. That is where we receive the truth that sets us free. We are to know the truth and the truth will set us free. But this knowing of the truth is not something that takes place as you rehearse it in your mind. That is not the type of knowing that sets you free; otherwise we would all be free from everything, already. So there is a different kind of knowing that is required here. And that is the knowing that takes place when you are lifted up into the ‘I’, and you hear It reveal the truth. Then there is an inner knowing. And the truth becomes you, it becomes your Consciousness which then draws your manifested experience unto It and transforms you. You see that?
One little story in Acts 12 and we have the whole purpose of our existence here. We have the entire Infinite Way in one story of Acts. And that story was written by someone that was lifted up into the I. That is why that story and an understanding of it and a practice of it can set you free. That was the Voice that said, “My Words will never pass away.” That was the Voice of I. But that is the Voice of I now, because I is not a past tense. I is forever and always now. So the I that wrote that story is the I that revealed it to me and the I that is revealing it to you. There is but one I, Infinite, Incorporeal, Omnipresent I, individualized in an infinite number of ways, yet still, only One I. And that I gave us the secret.
In so many of these scriptures, over and over, that I gives us the secret to our freedom. Here is another:
“Abide in me, and let my Word abide in you. So shall you be my disciples, so shall you bear fruit richly.”
In other words, so will you find your freedom. And so we are told to abide in that I and allow that I’s Word to dwell in us. And this we do by lifting ourselves up into the I, and resting there until we hear the Word. And the Word, of course, is not like ‘words.’ The Word is that inner experience that gives you realization, an inner click, an inner “Ah-ha! I see!” That is the Word. And that is what sets you free.
Over and over and over we are given the same directions; “Follow Me. I will lift you up. Come unto Me.” And Peter obeys. He wraps his cloak of Christhood around himself, walks out of the prison and finds himself free, in that new state of Consciousness.
And so now I speak to you, each of you individually. “Will you follow Me out of your prison? Or will you continue to sleep, chained there on the floor, of a personal sense of existence, a personal sense of the Universe. It is the Lord and the Lords says, “Awake! Rise up and follow Me.”
It is no different today. That same Voice is speaking to you now. “If you hear Me, you shall be free forever. Follow Me.” And the gate opened of his own accord. Don’t you worry about the prison. Don’t work on the chains, don’t work on the gate, don’t work on the guards, the soldiers, don’t work on any of that. Don’t work on the disease, don’t work on the lack, don’t work on the limitations, don’t work on the appearance, don’t work on the world-mind, don’t work on the hypnotism. Stop working on the dream!
You are only given one order to follow, one command. “Awake. Rise up. Wrap your cloak of Christhood around you and follow Me, into the New City.” And the gate opened of his own accord. Is this not wonderful?
I am left with a “Thank you, Father.” Thank you for revealing not only Peter in prison, but all of our freedom, all of our Christhood and our New Jerusalem, our New Consciousness. To you that hear, there is nothing to do but smile and be joyous and glad and free.
Oh, my friends please listen to your own inner Self as it calls you up higher and higher into your Christhood.
Thank you so very much for listening and have a joyous day, and life.
Soul to Soul, Spirit to Spirit, Greetings of Love from the Island of Kauai.
I think one of the most revealing passages in scripture is the statement made by John the Baptist when he first sees Jesus Christ. Here it is: And John bear record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him, and I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto to me, upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bear record that this is the Son of God.
The Dove of Spirit is going to play a similar role in your experience. Very wisely, the Dove is placed at the beginning of the Gospel of John. And its purpose is to explain the true nature of your own Eternal Self. Until the Dove of Spirit descends, you and I remain a finite human being, under world hypnoses, separated mortal beings living on the wheel of death and reincarnation. But when the Dove descends in you, the hypnosis is broken. That Dove of Spirit signifies your realization of I Am, not a personal individual finite I am, but your realization of the Infinite I Am, and that includes the knowledge that I Am not in this form – I Am Divine Spirit. I Am not human flesh; I never live inside form. I Am independent of time and space. I Am the I Am that has already overcome this world. I Am Life without beginning, without end, the full realization in you of I Am is the descent of the Dove.
Now let us move over to the crucifixion at Golgotha. Three years have past since John the Baptist witnessed the descent of the Dove in Jesus. Now, Jesus and two thieves are about to be crucified – a hush draws over the throng and suddenly, before the victims are nailed to a tree, an armada of nuclear missiles roars into view and bursts upon Golgotha shattering everything and everyone in sight. Who survives? We all have the answer already, don’t we?
Only the Dove of Spirit survives. Only the living Christ survives. The same Christ who survived crucifixion in the Holy Land is the only one today who can survive a mass attack of nuclear missiles – and what is the name of Christ the survivor? I AM. Only the I AM of you, the Christ, not confined inside form, can survive a nuclear holocaust because the I AM of you is Eternal Spirit, indestructible, inseparable from God and always living under perfect God government.
Now, with that knowledge, let us step into the 20th Century. Recently, Great Britain and Libya stood eyeball to eyeball. It seems that from inside the Libyan Embassy in London a terrorist shot and killed a British policewoman who was patrolling outside the embassy. And as I recall the moment and you recall the moment, tension mounted immediately and in that mounting tension only one thing prevented Colonel Qaddafi from launching a nuclear missile at London. He didn’t have one! If he had one, we might not be sitting here today talking.
Are you aware that an H-bomb is now being constructed in West Berlin and will be delivered in 1986 to the Ayatollah in Iran? What will happen in our world when he launches that H-bomb on Iraq? Will this be the beginning of a nuclear war? Will it proliferate? Will it become a free-for-all between the super powers or will there be something happening among the Saudi Arabians? Will there be something happening between Israel and Syria? What spot on this globe will be the source of this mass war, using nuclear missiles that snuff life out instantly, and more important, who will survive? We all know the survivor of a nuclear war and the survivor can only BE I AM. You had better BE I AM if you wish to survive.
Now it may shock you but there is no human being on this earth who can solve the nuclear crisis and there is no human being on earth who has the capacity to survive.
The truth, unknown to most religions in our world is that Christ accepted crucifixion to teach mankind that when death strikes in any form, as nuclear missiles, crucifixion or cancer; the only survivor is Christ I AM. So please make this one fact your guiding principle. Only Christ, I AM can survive a nuclear war.
Today in this class, we have an unusual purpose. We want to look at nuclear power with spiritual eyes. Materially, the evidence is overwhelming – nuclear war is inevitable. There is too much lust for power, too much hate, too much fear and insecurity in our world for us to bury our heads in the sand and pretend that it will not happen.
Unfortunately, the material mind of man cannot meet this challenge, but you and I and all students of the Infinite Way are prepared to live and to demonstrate the Christ principles to which we have dedicated our lives. We are not helpless; we are not impotent victims of universal insanity. We refuse to leave our children a legacy of nuclear war and the horrors of nuclear death. We refuse to abort future generations before they are born.
Our heavenly Father has told us: Take no thought for your life. Ye shall know the truth and the truth will make you free. And through the Gospels, we have witnessed that one with God is a majority. Now we are ready to see this nuclear nightmare with a mind that was in Christ Jesus. We are ready to uplift the consciousness of the world until the nuclear crisis is nothing more than a passing dream. It is our function as Disciples of Christ to break the backbone of the nuclear threat, to release every nation from the hypnosis of nuclear attack and to manifest on this earth the peace that passeth understanding. And the big question is how? How shall we accomplish this seemingly utopian goal?
Well, first by learning from past mistakes, by facing the truth that 4,000 thousand years of Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism, 2,500 years of Confucianism, 2,000 years of Christianity, and 1,500 years of Islam have brought mankind to the brink of disaster and that is the truth. By realizing that organized dogma is not religion, it is atheism on a global scale and that government by man is not government by God. We must recognize that in spite of all religions on earth, our planet has been converted into a global incinerator, which now threatens to cremate the human race into radioactive ashes.
Why do we have these missiles in the first place? Perhaps the reasons are not as simple as they appear to be. Of course, we want missiles to defend our country, our property, our people, and we put that under the heading of national defense. We also know that thousands of high powered missiles give us bargaining power when we go to the negotiating table, but these are only surface. These are the reasons that seem most obvious. There are other reasons.
From birth, we have been trained to believe in two powers – power of good and the power of evil – and in this duality we are constantly violating divine law.
We do not love God supremely or trust God supremely.
We believe in two creators – one creator has good powers and the other creator has evil powers, and from this dichotomy, we expand into a pyramid of errors.
We deny that we are Spirit, Son of God.
We disobey Bible warnings and Bible teachings.
We sow to the flesh; we live in dying bodies of flesh.
We live in our own mental recreation of creation.
We remain in this mortal sense of self, trying to keep it comfortable, secure. We live in the death universe, not in the Eternal Life Universe and we don’t know the difference.
We believe that we are separated from God power.
We believe that Christ is tomorrow.
We crucify Christ daily by knowing the presence of Christ as being up there or around the corner, or in the future, and by ignoring that Presence within.
And we also have missiles because we actually are floating corpse in time. We live in yesterday. We live in the past because we cannot find the NOW. We have missiles because we want to kill more effectively, and that is the truth we hate to admit. We pretend that we build missiles only to defend but we fool no one. The 50,000 missiles already in this world will not all be used for defense. In the hands of psychopaths, demigods, egomaniacs, politically minded leaders, missiles that are planned for defense can quickly be turned into weapons of aggression, weapons of intimidation, and weapons of destruction.
The belief exists in many quarters that the A-bombs dropped on Japan by the United States were released unnecessarily; that Japan already was defeated and the ulterior motive of the attacks was to inform the world, especially our potential enemies, that we had the most powerful weapon in history.
The point is this: no matter how God-loving, compassionate and honorable we may claim to be under critical pressure, when it suits our purpose or the purpose of other nations, most leaders in this world will use nuclear weapons to kill and then issue self-serving statements that they were justified in violating God’s commandment that THOU SHALL NOT KILL.
I think there are three major proposals by government to reduce or to eliminate the risk of nuclear warfare:
1. A nuclear freeze
2. Mass Cutbacks
3. Surrender of the plutonium trigger that ignites H-bombs.
This is the sum and the substance of all human intelligence upon which mortal life hangs in the balance and it is full of holes. Examine these plans closely, plans that determine whether you will live or die, and you can quickly see that all plans to avoid nuclear war contain two basic flaws, flaws that guarantee their failure.
The same human brains that got us into the nuclear mess think that they can get us out. That is the first flaw.
The second is that the top experts of all nations actually ignore God; they ignore the One Creator. They ignore the source of all wisdom. They place their hopes, their goals, their solutions, within the limited human brain above any plan by the Infinite Creator.
And so, we must ask ourselves a question: Does God have a plan to save mankind from nuclear extinction? The answer ignored by world leaders in religions, science, industry and government is YES. God has a plan and God has already sent that plan to mankind by a very special messenger, a messenger who is closer to you then breathing. So if the possibility of nuclear war disturbs you, listen carefully to that Divine Messenger within you and you will know what our world leaders have overlooked.
Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me. He that has seen Me hath seen the Father.
Believe thou not that I AM in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. He that believes in me, the works that I do, shall he do also. And greater works than these shall ye do because I go unto my Father and whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.
If you love Me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever. Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth him; but you know him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Because I live, you shall live also. I have told you before it comes to pass that when it comes to pass, ye might believe.
Yes, that is the plan of the Father. Christ in you says I AM the Way. Now that means there is no other way! It means that we will not find solutions to the nuclear crisis in Washington, D.C. or in Moscow or in Paris or London. You will not find a solution on the face of this earth. Like it or not, God has given mankind an option and this is it: Christ or perish. Accept Christ I AM as yourself and your only Self, your Eternal Self, your Now Self, your Divine Self, your Spiritual Self, renouncing your human self, or perish in the self that you refuse to renounce. That is our option. This is the plan of God for you, Life Eternal in Christhood, or the wheel of birth and death until you accept I Christ as the only Self you can ever be, the only way to the peace that passeth understanding.
Let us pray together:
I in you. I am the way, come unto I all ye ends of the earth, and I will lead you out of destruction; I will part the sea of missiles, I will still the storm, I will rebuke the winds. I will lead you untouched through the fiery furnace. I will deliver you safely to my Father’s house. I within, Am the Way – deeper than your surface impressions of the world around you, deep in the sanctuary of your Soul, I AM. To find me, simply be still and let me find you. I come quickly in your stillness. I AM the Holy One of Israel, the Quickener; your new Comforter. When I speak the world melts, the fire does not consume you; the flood does not drown you. The prince of darkness comes and finds nothing in you. I walk with you across the water, across the waters of time, across the waters of space, and the burdens of fear and sorrow fall away from your shoulders because I AM the Way.
There is a secret place within where your human hood no longer exists; only God is there and that secret place is I, your Eternal Identity. I am the only way to the treasures of the Kingdom within. When the One Infinite Consciousness announces to mankind, I Am the Way, it reveals that there are no human solutions to the attainment of peace on earth. Man’s inability to find this secret Self within has made him seek for external solutions.
Solomon, who may have written the 91st Psalm, knew that Christ I AM is the savior of mankind. He knew that before Jesus appeared on earth. Everywhere his words are quoted, but few realize that the secret place of the Most High is the Infinite Christ which is your own true being and the Divine Self of all races, all creeds, and all nations.
This is the missing link in our world today. We have 5 billion separate selves instead of one undivided I Am. I AM the way is the beginning of knowledge. The I of you is not personal, not individual, but universal. When you accept the universal undivided Christ as your identity and the identity of everyone who has ever walked this earth, you have found the secret place of the Most High, the Omnipresent Christ who is the Self of mankind, and this truth makes you free of every false power known to man.
The 14th Chapter of John contains more power than the United States Navy, the Russian Navy and the British Navy combined. It is the eternal plan of God spoken by the Universal Christ who could not be destroyed by crucifixion, telling you and telling the world the Kingdom of God truly is within you, and your real identity is the only way to that Kingdom.
There will be world leaders sitting at negotiating tables trying to prevent the extinction of the human race, but mark this: unless one – just one of those negotiators has found I Christ within, the crisis will intensify because that negotiation table will be controlled by the anti-Christ-world-mind, and that’s where you come in. That is one of the major purposes of this class.
As Infinite Way students, we are given the power to open our Souls to Christ within, that through our enlightened receptivity, Christ may enter the consciousness of world leaders who are groping for answers to prevent world-wide destruction.
Our task is a glorious one: to walk in Christhood, under divine protection, to feel the privilege of turning the affairs of this world over to the Universal Christ, and to let Divine Love lift the veil of death from the lives of billions who are struggling blindly in the darkness of anti-Christ despair. I CHRIST within you AM the WAY.
Now look closely at Jesus standing there beside Pilate. Was that all of Jesus standing there? Look again, and in your spiritual I know that the Universal Christ stood there, the Universal Christ stood there and the Universal Christ then as now, says to every Pilate, to every missile, Thou couldst have no power over me. This is a principle and let me show you how marvelously this principle works.
Let us begin our meditation. Begin it with: CHRIST I AM. CHRIST I AM right here. But Christ is Infinite, so where does my Christhood stop? – Nowhere. There is nowhere I CHRIST AM not. I cannot divide I CHRIST into fractions. I CHRIST IS whole. I CHRIST is everywhere and it is I. Now, stretch I CHRIST back to the day when you were born.
The One Infinite Christ is the Reality of the infant they called you; just as Christ was and is the Reality of the infant they called Jesus. Christ, the image and likeness of God, never was an infant. That was only the birth of a concept and that concept grew and changed into adolescence and then into maturity and now appears as you. That is the concept. Christ never changes. I CHRIST am always the same. From birth to maturity only the concept of you changed, but I CHRIST, the Real you, the only you – never changed.
Remember when Paul said that to the Hebrews? Let me find it for you. It’s in Chapter 1 Verse 11. Yes, here it is: They shall perish says Paul, but thou remainest and they shall all wax old as does a garment and as a vesture shall thou fold them up and they shall be changed but thou are the same and thy years shall not fail.
This is God’s promise to his Son, I CHRIST. Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Count all those human years you thought you had lived, each one of those years made you deny CHRIST I AM. From the moment all the way back to birth, you are the ONE unchanging Christ. So relax your brain a little now and let this truth form itself as your consciousness and let yourself rest in Divine Peace – CHRIST INFINITE I AM. And now, from the city where you live in your mind, draw a straight line to the city and the house where you were born. If Christ is one undivided Self, what is between your Christ here and Christ there? Can miles separate the One Christ? Can cities separate Christ and geography separate Christ? Can time or space separate Christ? What are we learning? Grasp the enormity of being Christ everywhere.
Go back now before human birth. Go back 4,000 years before this century because Christ says, Before Abraham was I Am, but you are Christ. Can you accept that Christ then and now is the same Christ, the One Christ, and that the fullness of that Christ, you are now? Yes, I can accept that and I do. For it is I and there is no other I than I Christ.
Do you remember Melchizedec, never born, never dying? Why? Because he had realized his true identity as Christ I Am, the Infinite Son. Remember Enoch? Remember him stepping out of this world? How could he do that? He had discovered that he was not a finite mortal. He withdrew from the concept that dies inside the illusion of time. Pilate, you can have no power over me because this man standing next to you is not the fullness of who I AM. I AM the Christ everywhere alive. There is no tomb big enough to hold me. There is no substance that can contain me. There is no distance that can measure me; measureless, timeless, ageless Christ, forever I AM.
And so we learn that neither time, space, nor form separates Christ from Christ. The only presence where you stand now is Christ. That Christ is not confined to your body. Christ fills your room. Look around your room. Everywhere you are looking, you are looking at yourself. The objects in your room are inside your consciousness. They are not outside. You are looking at ideas, not objects. All these ideas would be joined into one undivided complete Christ if you could see into the invisible.
As you become more conscious of Christ as Self, the appearance of your room will subtly change. Objects will be replaced by other objects, people will be replaced. The more you respond to Christ Self, the more It expresses in every phase of your life.
As you change from me in this room to Christ who fills the room, you are beginning a transformation from matter to Spirit. Now, your Christhood does not stop at the four walls. If your body would walk into the next room, your Christhood would already be there. And you can ignore it, you can live outside Christ law or you can sow to Christ, you can sow to your Christ Self, which fills every room in your house, whether it is three, six or ten rooms. And world hypnosis will gradually release you from the prison in time. Christ is not separated from Itself by walls, mountains, rivers. Your physical sense of body may be in the United States but your Christ Self is also in England. It fills every country. The Christ of you fills all of Russia right now, all of Cuba, all of India, China, Australia and Canada.
If you could stand now on the highest mountain and gaze for hundreds of miles in every direction, everywhere you would be looking at your own Self, the Invisible Christ, the Infinite Son of God appearing to your finite human senses as land, sky and water in a variety of material forms.
All visible manifestation on this planet is your concept of your own invisible Self which is the I of your being, the One Christ, without beginning and without end. I AM THE WAY. These four words contain the Infinite Universe. Your Christhood is the only inhabitant of this universe. Until you practice this truth in consciousness, you will continue to experience the illusions of the world mind, which veil us from the harmony, and the treasures of the Christ Kingdom.
There have been many students who have demonstrated a degree of control over world mind illusions; some in the field of health, in the fields of weather, supply, self-fulfillment. Always failure comes from the belief that there is a material universe out there containing almost five billion people.
Now, let me illustrate. What stands between Africa and you? The answer is nothing, absolutely nothing. The Christ of you fills all Africa and fills all the space between Africa and you. What about the natives of Africa? Ah, there are no natives in Africa. The One Christ is the Self of each native. The One Christ is also the Self of you. What stands between Christ and Christ? Only Christ undivided. What stand between yesterday and today? Christ is yesterday; Christ is today. What stands between Christ and Christ? Time is exposed as an illusion when you realize your One Infinite Christ Self in the seeming past, present and future. Distance too, loses its deception when you know that one Christ fills all geography. Do you hear that miracle?
Now, back to the flood, the blizzard, the storm, the tornado. Usually, we strive to bring God power into play to eliminate these eruptions in our environment. Right? Me – sits in a chair and with eyes closed me is aware of a great big storm, a tornado, a flood or a volcano – out there, and me grimly strives to attract the power of God to this stricken area. We all do it and if we can go no further then that in our mediation, it would be better to stop the meditation and begin again from the realized conviction that Christ and only Christ is the Self of mankind. Where you sit and also where the disaster appears to be, Christ is the only Self.
Let’s run through it. Let us take a drought or flood threatening the farmer’s crop. What do we do?
Number 1: Go direct to Christ. Christ I AM, here, there and everywhere. Always, that’s Number 1. Christ fills this room; Christ fills this entire threatened area. Then wait, wait to feel the One Christ Presence. It’s only the first step.
Number 2: Because Christ is everywhere and only Christ fills all space and time, the drought or flood is not there, Christ is there. When Christ within is real to you, Christ will manifest out there as peace, serenity, the end of the problem. Why? Because I AM THE WAY, because the universal I Christ is the resurrection. So, what have we done here? We have incorporated many Infinite Way principles into our now consciousness. We impersonalize when we accepted – no people present – only the Christ, only the One Universal Christ – everywhere, and we nothingize the disturbance when we knew that Christ is the only Presence, no matter what appears and in Christ there can be no conditions. “Ye shall know the truth.” No persons, no conditions, One Universal Christ appearing to human sense as this world and its conditions and finally, remove the last me, remove me. Remove me! Impersonalize yourself. Here stands no person. The Universal Christ alone stands here. Its name is I and Its presence makes this holy ground. When I am Christ here and Christ there, I am in the secret place, I am the Universal I, the Universal Self, and in this I there is no darkness, only the pure light of God. This is how we are going to learn to meet the nuclear missiles crises.
Our work now and through the October Seminar is to develop the Universal I Consciousness who produces the freedom that flows when you follow I AM THE WAY. Every Ascended Master once passed through the same tests and learning processes to which we are being exposed now. Always the choice is Christ or extinction. Just as you must replace all visible persons with the One Infinite Invisible Christ, so all material forms, organic or inorganic, ugly or beautiful, healthy or diseased, good or evil, and without exception, must be recognized instantly as a denial of the One Christ Presence everywhere. You have to work at that. This unceasing practice enabled every Ascended Master to break the law of karma, which only exists in the material consciousness of man.
So if you have a competitor, you are rejecting the divine truth that I Christ am the only Identity. If you are a religion refusing to ordain women as ministers, you are denying that I Christ am the Identity of all. If you love one group of people and hate another, you are unaware that Christ Omnipresent is the One Universal Self and you are violating God’s will expressed in His statement through Christ that I Universal Christ Am the Way.
Death does not always leave a corpse. When new birth comes there is no one there to recognize death, no consciousness to receive the death experience. After illumination, there are never any corpses. For the living there is no deadness anywhere except those who are dead to Christ.
I think the Greeks gave us a wonderful phrase when they said, Know thyself. Today for doers who are ready for the great deeds perhaps that phrase could change to Be thyself.
This world is going to continue to challenge you. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, science will tell us about the nuclear horrors of starvation, homeless millions without hospitals or medical aid. We will hear about the extermination of half of the human race. There will be revolutions and counter-revolutions across the globe, blocks of nations blocked up against blocks of nations. You can drink it all in with fear and commiseration the human way, or you can face this seeming world chaos and dissolve it with only one weapon, one weapon:
Would you kindly get a pencil and a sheet of paper and when you turn this off and come back with a pencil and paper and when you come back and turn it on, we’ll start at the right place. So turn it off now and do that.
All right. Now you have your pencil and paper.
We are here to develop the most powerful weapon in the world against nuclear missiles.
CHRIST IN YOU!
On this sheet of paper, draw a horizontal line from the left margin to the right margin, anywhere near the top, from the left to the right, – one long line. Now find the center of that line and about a half inch below it, just draw a circle about as big as a dime:
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Now, to the left of that circle, on the same line as the circle, about a quarter of an inch apart, draw three more circles. So you’ll have three circles on the left of the circle in the middle. Then on the right side of that circle, which is in the middle, draw three more circles. Now you’ve got seven circles all in a row and above them a horizontal line.
Now take that middle circle of the seven, the fourth circle, and inside it or just below it, print the word ME.
Now on the horizontal line in the middle of it, in large letters, print the letter I as in I AM. Just nice and big, so you really see it. I – right on that horizontal line.
And so, what we are saying is that this horizontal line represents I, the Universal Christ. Now, the seven circles, they represent seven of your human incarnations. The present incarnation is the center circle which you have labeled ME. The three circles on the left are your three past incarnations. The three circles on the right are your three future incarnations. Now, look at the whole picture you have drawn. Now, find yourself. Which one is YOU – the line or the circles?
As you look at this, realize that each circle is a different self of you and that each circle has a different brain and a different body. Each circle also has a different set of parents and a different set of children.
And the question is: Are you those seven incarnations with seven different minds and bodies? Are you those separate seven selves who go through birth and death and then repeat the process again and again and again? Do you have parents and children in the first incarnation and then do you have new parents and new children when you were born into the next incarnation? Are you the ME in the middle who will die whether we have a nuclear war or not? Are you the three future selves who will come into being one after the other when your present self is terminated?
Or are you the I AM, which is the unseparated straight line – never born, never dying, without beginning, without end, always alive, always one with God, always under the law of eternal perfection, always perfect as your Divine Father?
Your answer to this question will determine many, many things. It will determine how you live every day of your life. And so, before you decide, think carefully. Your answer will determine whether you live many temporary, separated incarnations or one continuous Eternal Life. It will determine whether you are under karmic law or Divine Law. And, this may shock you. It will determine whether you can be destroyed by nuclear missiles or you are immune to every form of mortal destruction.
I can safely predict that one day very soon you will present this little diagram of the one unseparated I and the seven separated circles to your children, to your special friends, to show them the way to Eternal Life as taught by Christ.
If your realized Identity and their Identity is Christ I AM, undivided by space and time, your chances of being hit or destroyed by nuclear missiles are zero. If your identity is me, the temporary human being living in a temporary body of flesh, you are under the law of death in time, which is the way of all human flesh.
Claiming I Am is not the same as being I AM or living as I AM.
Many have made the claim that I AM while continuing to live in temporary, dying human bodies in a human world that is not the Kingdom of God.
But I Am and human flesh live in two different worlds. The moment you accept I AM the Universal Christ, not only on your lips but throughout your Being; you will find that your human body does not contain you – your I Self is not earth-bound, disease-bound, accident-bound. The Kingdom of I is not this world. And face it, for a period of adjustment, your friends will think you are behaving a little differently then when you were buddies or business pals growing up together, but remember, To thine own self be true, and your Self is the I AM of everyone, including your friends who think you are acting strangely.
This is a small price to pay if it will help you survive nuclear missiles and it will help you to do that and much more. To survive a nuclear holocaust, we are compelled to learn truths and techniques that are unfamiliar to the minds of man, including the mind of science. The mind that was in Christ Jesus transcends time patterns and usually begins where science ends. Let me illustrate.
Science tells us that the light of the sun travels to earth in eight minutes. In other words, you never see the sun where it is. You see it where it was eight minutes ago. This means that you are always seeing the sun in the past, never in the present. Science also informs us that the light of many stars takes hundreds of light years to reach the earth. So again, you are never seeing the light where a star is; you can only see where the star was hundreds of years ago. Every star you see is in the past, not in the present.
All this is taught in every science class, but what science does not teach and what science does not know and what the Christ Mind does know is that everything we see in this world is past. You are looking at a world that was, not a world that is, and that amazing principle more than any other is going to provide your safety against all the nuclear missiles that now exist in this world.
Now look at that line that you drew and the seven circles under it. These seven circles – each of your incarnations – are separate one from the other. On the left your first three incarnations represent your past. Each of these incarnations is separated by time and by space and if your continue to live in this pattern; you will have to reincarnate into the last three circles, and if nuclear missiles strike, you will be so far off the Divine plan that you will be reincarnating for hundreds of thousands of additional years
But now, look at the long horizontal line above the circles. Notice that line continues with no interruption, no break by time or space. It is one complete line now. It represents the Now Christ, not living in time, never born, never dying, without beginning or end, unseparated. Now to your mortal mind, your previous incarnations in the flesh are all past and your future incarnations are still ahead of you. Right! But Christ transcends all time. Christ lives in Eternity where all human incarnations are past. Your present incarnation and even your future incarnations are already past to Christ.
Christ is the seventh day of Genesis. Humanhood is the fourth day of Genesis. To Christ, the first six days of Genesis, the first six levels of preparation for Christhood, are all past and they are all included in the seventh day, which Christ already is. Here’s the point: You are the Christ. You are the Universal I AM and therefore, to the I AM of you, all your human incarnations, even the ones ahead of you, are already past. So, if you declare I AM the Christ but you cling to the belief that mankind can have future incarnations or that you can have future incarnations, you are denying that Christ. You are forgetting that Christ is your name, yourself, your Identity.
I have heard Joel say, You can flap your wings all day and say Christ I AM but there is no power in that statement, and of course he is right. You are still a target for the missiles of mortal mind because there is no power in a human incarnation declaring Christhood.
When Christ I AM means that all your human incarnations are past, you have found the secret meaning of I AM and Divine power will manifest. To the Christ Mind this world is past. Only the Kingdom is now.
When this revelation is realized and becomes embedded in your consciousness through daily contemplation and meditation, you will discover as the prophets promised, that no weapon formed against you can prosper. To the Christ Mind, the nuclear missiles that mankind fears tomorrow, are already in the past. This secret of the mystics is one of the great Pearls beyond price.
Come ye children of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundations of the world. Then listen to the companion clue to this great truth. The Kingdom of God is neither lo here nor lo there, but within you. Now put those statements together. What do you get when you see them together as one statement? Come my children; inherit the Kingdom of God within you. Oh, what a revelation.
So with great caution, as if you were handling a Ming vase of the 10th Century BC, look at that divine statement once more. The Kingdom of God is not in the sky, it is not in the future, it is not after you die, it is not in your stomach or even in your mind. It is in the most unusual place anyone could imagine, a place so unique that most people in this world cannot find it during their entire lifetime. Instead they struggle, compete, war against each other, constantly defend themselves against devils, diseases, disasters, hundreds of destructive and distressing forces; all forces that are not in the Kingdom.
But if they could find the Kingdom, they would discover to their great joy that it does not contain even one nuclear missile, it contains no armies, no mad dictators, and no power-hungry politicians, no man-eating diseases. In fact, the Kingdom contains no evil of any kind. Oh, we think surely such a heavenly place must be reserved only for those specially chosen, those who have confessed their sins every morning and night and have lived a life of piety, poverty, suffering, and sacrifice. Surely that blessed place will be there waiting for them or for us if we beg for forgiveness and if we promise not to repeat our transgressions. Surely someone up there has an eye on us and knows that we are good, we are unselfish worshippers; we have charitable intentions. Now, isn’t that what everyone has been taught?
Worse then all this grovelling and self deprecation is that congregations are encouraged by their leaders to spend their entire lifetime preparing, preparing for the great Judgement Day when they stand before the supreme judge and jury to be admitted or turned away from the Gates of Paradise. Can you think of a greater ignorance then turning hungry souls away from the Kingdom within and making them chase a myth in the future while they suffer now, needless agonies on earth?
To the religions of the world we must say: Within does not mean up there, within does not mean tomorrow, nor is the Kingdom so small that it can be contained in a human body. How can an Infinite Kingdom be contained in something finite or in something temporary, or something subject to destruction? But wait one minute! Take one more look at the original statement. The Kingdom of God is within you, not just within but within YOU. Then it flashes, the century old puzzle is solved, The Kingdom of God is within I Christ. What can we do with that? You are I, you are the Universal Christ, the Kingdom of God is in your Christhood, now, here, and until you find and accept your own Christ Self, the Kingdom of God can never be attained, even by death. I Am the Way because I Am the Way to the Kingdom of God, which is now on earth as in heaven. Is that not exactly what Christ said, I AM in the Father and Father is in me? In other words, I Am in the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of God is within me.
We have come to a landmark in our journey home. Your name is the Universal I Christ. Only I Christ can be where you appear, for I Christ is the one infinite and only Identity. Let this truth dominate your thought. As it does, automatically, you will find yourself in the Kingdom which is within your Christhood. For when we accept I Christ universally, the power of the Kingdom within automatically expresses:
Grace automatically replaces human decisions,
Omniscience automatically replaces human concepts.
Grace is infinite automation.
Omnipotence replaces the limited powers of man.
Omnipresence replaces your transient, fractional existence.
You are revealed as whole, self-complete in Christ and the
Kingdom is no longer a hoped-for-future event in the sky.
No nuclear missile will ever fall on Christ I AM. No nuclear missile will ever fall in the Kingdom of I AM. For I AM is a plane of consciousness above time, above this world. The good news is that the Kingdom of God is now, the Kingdom of Christ is now and all that is in the world, without exception, is in past time because to Christ I AM, all time – even so-called future time – is past. You are learning that nuclear warfare is behind you if you are in your Christ Self, which automatically places you in your Christ Kingdom here and now.
I know this is a truth unknown to the human mind, to the human race, but it is coming to you for a very special reason: you are going to terminate missiles instead of having missiles terminate you. By letting your Light shine you will ignite the flame of Spirit, the Dove of Spirit in many souls on this earth. I know this tape is destined to be heard in many homes, in many hearts and one of the reasons is the Advanced Meditation that we are now about to practice for the first time.
Once again, please look at your diagram with the seven circles and with your pencil, just place the point of that pencil on one, just one of the circles – your pencil point is on one incarnation.
And you’ll notice that you are not touching the other six circles, the other six incarnations. That is just how human life is. You can only live one incarnation at a time. But now, put your pencil on the horizontal line. Where are the incarnations? They are gone, because this is the Christ Life and you live all of the Christ Life at one time instead of in segments. In Christ Life, all Christ Life is here at the same time. In human life you live only the life span of the moment, the one that is here; one interval at a time and the other life spans are not here. They are in your yesterdays or your tomorrows. To live now your whole life, your whole life which is independent of all incarnations, that is living the Christ Life and that is what we are going to do.
Let‘s call this Advanced Meditation, The Non-Power of Nuclear Missiles. The meditation is a specific treatment for the non-power of nuclear missiles, and of course, it requires your constant awareness of I CHRIST UNIVERSAL. This will be a nine-part meditation and it is also the meditation that I wish to suggest for our Saturday and Sunday group meditations around the country when we all join in at 12 o’clock noon, California time.
We now have about 300 to 400 persons meditating together at that special time so if you work out your procedures before you come to meditation and prepare yourself about 10 or 15 minutes before; you will make a better contribution to the group power. I think this complete nine-part meditation would take about 30 minutes, possibly 45, or even one hour if the Spirit carries you away. I think I’d like to give you the nine themes of the meditation in advance. These are nine special truths, which are all part of the Consciousness of Christ I AM. Let’s use them now to let Spirit go before us and then we can proceed into the contemplations, which bring it all into focus as One Infinite experience.
1. The One Creation
2. The Creator is the Substance of the One Creation
3. The Creator is here now
4. The Creation is here now
5. All the Creation is here
6. All the Creation is here now
7. This entire world is already past
8. I rest in Christ I AM
Those will be the nine steps of our meditation. We are letting world concepts go by. We are following I AM the Way to the Kingdom of God here now, where nothing can enter to defile or maketh a lie. Your readiness is the equivalent to saying, Speak Father, thy son is ready to listen to the Infinite Consciousness.
There is One Creator. This is the cornerstone of all truth – feel the Presence of One Infinite Creator – I AM the Way, I AM the first and I AM the last. I AM All. Beside me there is no other Creator.
I AM the One perfect Source. I AM the Source and there is no other Source than I, the perfect Creator. Because I am the One Infinite Creator, nothing can change this truth. Your knowledge of this truth, your fidelity to this truth, will part the Red Sea of all illusion. Noah, Joshua, David, believed in One Infinite Creator. The illusion of a second Creator did not deceive them.
Your knowledge of One Infinite Creator forms an ark and that ark sails through the flood, through the flood of time, through the flood of space. Your knowledge of One Infinite Creator is the seventh trumpet that collapses the sense worlds of Jericho and reveals Paradise now. Your knowledge of One Infinite Creator is the smooth stone in the slingshot of the One Consciousness that slays the giant world mind. One Infinite Creator is your refuge, your strength.
There is One Creation, not two! The One Creator has not created two creations. All that proceeds from the One perfect Creator is perfect forever. There is One perfect Creation, no other; One Infinite undefileable Creation under perfect law forever. This perfect Creation, this only Creation, can never have a flaw; can never contain an evil. It is eternally perfect as its eternally perfect Creator – One Infinite Creator, One Infinite perfect Creation.
When you know this, you are in I Christ, for I Christ knows this. When you don’t know this, you are not in I Christ. Do you know this? Are you I Christ?
The Creation has a Substance. The Creator is the Substance of Its Creation. The Source and Its Creation are One; indivisible, forever. There is One Infinite Creator which is the Substance of the One Infinite Creation, and this One Infinite Substance of Creation is as perfect as the Infinite Creator.
Yes, we remember Joel said, God is the Substance of all form, and this is what he meant: that perfect Spiritual Substance is the invisible Substance of everything visible in our world. We are looking at human ideas where only Spirit is. Spirit can never be evil or destructive. Spirit can never be shaped into nuclear missiles. The invisible Substance of all nuclear missiles is Infinite Spirit.
Spirit is the Substance; nuclear missiles are the concept in the world mind. Infinite Spirit can never destroy nor be destroyed and there is no other Substance. The only Creator is now. God is now. God is always now. The only Creator is always present. Being Infinite, the One Creator is present now, everywhere. No matter what you see, the Infinite Creator is there and what you see is not.
In the now-ness of the One Creator, perfection is constant and perfection is independent of visible changes in passing time. This Infinite perfect Creation is always being now and therefore, whatever seems to be imperfect or destructive is not being now, is not happening now.
When we see imperfection, we are looking at the past because now is always present and now is always perfect.
That which is evil or destructive is the past, seen by our human mind which is past, but I Christ in the Christ Mind sees the Now of the One perfect Creation, which is invisible to human eyes.
And so when we fear destruction or imperfection, we are in the future that can never come. We are hypnotized into the belief in time. Now is always present. Now is always perfect. Now is never yesterday or tomorrow. Future imperfections or future destructions or future false powers can never enter Now; they can only appear in the illusion of passing time, to the mind that was not I Christ Jesus.
As you stand in the Eternal Now, in the Infinite Now of I Christ, never can you be touched or hurt by destructive forces in time. The Creation is Now. The Creation is here because Creation is Infinite – here must also be Infinite. To God everything is here – to Christ everything is here. The word “there” is a deception. The belief in objects out there never comes to the I Christ. The instant that something seems out there, be aware that you are rejecting I Christ as your Identity. I Christ is Infinite.
Therefore, the Infinite Creation is here to I Christ. All the Infinite Creation is now. All the Creation is now. Nothing is missing. If you make contact with Creation, you are now in contact with all souls who are in the now; even if to human sense they appeared on earth thousands of years ago. Christ today and Christ 5,000 years ago are now in this now-ness; no souls are separated by time. In this now-ness, all souls live in One Eternal Creation under Perfect Divine Law now, free from harassment of all time illusions such as diseases, disasters or nuclear missiles.
And now, we come to one of the strangest truths of all and this is hard to get even when you say it or hear it, you don’t hear it. ALL CREATION IS HERE NOW; NOTHING WILL BE ADDED; NOTHING CAN BE SUBTRACTED. Creation is finished! But that is not the strangest. Here the word here is Infinite. HERE is the fullness of the Spiritual Creation, and so, wherever you contact Creation, you contact the fullness of It because Creation can never be less than Itself anywhere.
Now this becomes a very important healing principle, especially in absent healings because when you heal with the knowledge that all Creation is here, absent healing becomes powerful. You see, the Creation can never be absent. To Christ, both Lazareth and Jesus are both here. They are not separated by a tomb, and that realization of One Self, One Substance here, restores the outer harmony. Here where you stand is Holy Ground because here is the full universe. Here is the Infinite Creation, and as you work with this principle of: Here is the entire Creation, many marvelous things happen in your consciousness.
When you for instance, know that an area no larger than a pinhead contains all Creation here and now, you will know that you have discovered a truth beyond all truth. The world seems to vanish. A peace seldom known brings the ecstasy of realization and almost as strange as the universe on a pinhead is the next principle and it is key to our work now.
That is: this world is past. Only Creation is here now. Only the Creator is here now. To man, Christ seems to be 2,000 years ago, but Christ is here now, and modern man who seems to be now; modern man is past. Like those two travelers on a fast train, to each other they seem to be standing still. So humans, living in the past together, seem to be now to each other. It is a law, everything that happens in time is past and even all future time is already past to I Christ.
The great revelation known to the mystics is that all future evil is already past. Because mortals are standing in time, they see only the past, but to them it appears as yesterday, today and tomorrow. Nuclear missiles are already past but man trapped in dying time, thinks that they are in his future.
Your last principle – the ninth: Rest in I. I Am the Way. Rest in your I Christ Identity, for I Am here. I Am now. I am not in the illusions of passing time; here I Am everywhere, I Am; throughout Eternity, now I Am. Throughout the Eternal Now I Am. I Am the Infinite I Am, living now in the Infinite fullness of Being. All time is past and all it contains is past. The illusions of nuclear missiles will seem real to all who remain trapped in that which is not the Creation of the One Creator. But in the now that is timeless, the now-power, the now-reality of nuclear missiles in time is revealed to I Christ as nothingness, as non-power, non-reality, for the Son of God knows only the Creation of the Father.
This world will not survive if it waits for the return of Christ. The day that mankind realizes that Christ is here now as the Life and the Self of every individual on earth, on that day the threat of nuclear extermination will vanish from the consciousness of man. Eternal Life will embrace us as we step out of the past and out of the false future into the now miracle of I Christ.
In I-ness we are quickened to walk outside of time without fear, to live by Grace as Spiritual Souls in the same Universe that God lives. Let me read to you a paragraph written by Joel Goldsmith in his book titled, Living Now; the last chapter, titled, The Revelation of Spiritual Sonship. Page 204. And here’s what Joel says:
Now, the time has come when the Christ must appear as every individual. That is the activity, the function, the purpose, and the reason for the message of the Infinite Way. The Infinite Way has been sent to prepare the consciousness of the world, not for the second coming of Christ but for the first coming, since the Christ has never been on earth as universal consciousness, and the Infinite Way is preparing the world for the first experience that we are all bringing forth for the illumination of the world.
Christ is your now Self, human-hood is your yesterday self, all human forms are past. The belief that form contains you or anyone else is the universal hypnosis that keeps you out of the Eternal Life Universe. We are being liberated into the allness of Spirit, and I now call on every student dedicated to manifesting the living word of God to join in the great experience, the seventh day experience in which the walls of Jericho, the walls of human-hood come tumbling down. Let the message of Divine Love flow in you, through you, to the world, lifting the veil of fear and death, until with the Christ Mind, we behold the finished Kingdom now
Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon every week, California time, let us do this nine-part meditation and then during the week, why don’t you take each of the nine principles and make one a subject for one meditation. Use the individual theme to strengthen your meditation for that one meditation, and switch to the second one. Go through them so in nine meditations, over a period of two to three or four days, you have done the nine different principles, so they become one with you. Then on the weekends, we put them all together in one group meditation together.
This is how we are to face a nuclear missile crisis now – show the power of I Christ on earth, Infinite Christ, I Am. Seems impossible doesn’t it? But the Bible assures us that there is nothing impossible to I Christ realized, and that includes the abolition of all causes of death on this earth, because I Am the Way to heavenly riches, to heavenly power now.
We maybe have time to suggest a midnight meditation, which you might find very helpful. I suggest that before going to bed; start your meditation with this thought:
TOMORROW MORNING I WILL WAKE UP IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Then when you awaken in the morning, instantly begin your meditation with:
I AM IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
And expand that into a real contemplative meditation. And be sure that for the rest of the day no matter what else you do, try to be true to the truth, knowing that only THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS PRESENT for CHRIST AND CHRIST YOU ARE.
Don’t be trapped in things you know cannot be in the Kingdom where you live.
Oh, this has been a class for me! It’s saying, Let there be Light. Let your Christ Light as the One Divine Son, stand in Eternal Oneness, on the mountaintop of One Being without opposite. That’s what is saying to each of us.
You’ll receive two more tapes in the Special Seven Series, that is, if you have subscribed to it and then together, we’ll share the October experience on the Island of Rainbows. Meanwhile, from Kauai to you, from Soul to Soul, a warm Aloha in the Joy of One Christ I Am.
Listen. Really listen. For I have something to say unto you. And you, who have asked for help, listen as if your help were being given.
I that speak unto you now am the I of you and it is to Me that you have turned and requested help and I answer you now. I Am That I Am. I am that I-Presence.
You have turned to that I Am and that which I Am, hoping to have a healing. You want to restore strength to your body, stability to your mind. You want to restore financial abundance where there appears lack in your life. You want to find your niche in life where you feel lost. You want to have a healing of your internal organs.
Close your eyes. You are supposed to be listening. Down here in the depth of your being is the only place I can speak to you. Now listen. Really, really listen.
It is time to put aside childish things. It is time to stop trying to demonstrate a new heart, a new liver, new lungs, a new source of money, a new companion, a new body, a new mind, a new direction in your life.
It is time to put up these childish things. You are playing with toys; with mental images—some mental images appearing bad; some mental images appearing good—all of them appearing personal, as in your life, or your neighbor’s life or your relative’s life or your spouse’s life or your children’s life or your parent’s life. All the time I stand at the door of your Consciousness and knock.
You are not going to receive a healing. So stop trying. Your blessing does not lie in that direction. You are trying to manipulate a mental image. God is not in the mental image. God is not in a good mental image. God is not in the mind. Stop it.
I cannot be thought.
You have opened book after book. You have read, ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain.’ I, within you, am the Lord. I build the house, not you. Not your thoughts, not your trying to get a hold of Me and funnel Me into the problem area of your life. Your life is the house you built and it is in shambles. Now are you ready? Are you ready to let the Lord build the house?
Let I build My house; a temple not made with your hands. A temple not made with your mind. A temple not made with your mental images.
Demonstrate I. I in the midst of you. Come now, even deeper within. Let these mental images dissolve and if not dissolve, set them aside now.
I am the Life. But this you must know as a living experience. You must let I build the Life, be the Life. Center down, be still. I am here. I will build the Life. You must let Me.
I am the Way. Nothing you can know with your mind is the way. Stop that! Take no thought. Do not hold a single concept of what I am. Come here, come here now, empty-handed. Let I reveal I Am.
I am the Truth. There is no truth about a personal identity, a mental image. Let it go. What is that to thee? Let the heathen, the mental images, rage. Let the wheat and the tares grow side by side. Let them consume you if they can. You are not going to demonstrate a healing. Stop it!
Now that you have stepped out of that battle, why don’t you rest here within your Consciousness and let I reveal My Life. I will never change your mental images. I will not heal them and so every effort you have made in that direction, you need to stop now and be still about it.
I will build thy temple, thy Consciousness. I will give you the Consciousness of Abundance. I will give you the Consciousness of Omnipresence. I will give you the Consciousness of Eternal Life. I; not I in a book, not I in a person, not I in heaven; I, within you.
You cannot demonstrate I. But you can be a beholder as I demonstrate My Self.
What are you to do? You are to rest. ‘There remaineth a rest to the people of God.’ You are putting aside childish beliefs in healings. You are becoming a spiritual adult, a people of God and for you there remaineth a rest. Here in your inner temple, rest back, be still. I am in the mist of thee.
I am Omnipresence flowing. I am Omniscience knowing. I am Omnipotence revealing. In the Silence there is no power. There is only I demonstrating I.
I really am the Life and to seek My Life you must let go of yours. I will not fail thee. I really am Omniscience. But to hear My Voice, you must be unknowing. I am Omnipotence. But to feel my Power, you must be still.
You cannot manipulate I. You cannot channel I. You cannot have thought about I. Yet I am here, in the very midst of thee and I function at a moment ye are absolutely still; not trying, not reaching, not grasping, not praying, not asking, but still. Be still and know that I that I Am.
I will restore the lost years of the locusts and the locusts are these mental images you have played with all these years. It is time to stop playing. Do not try to channel Me into your life. Give Me your life. Loose him, loose her and let him go, let her go. I will give you I-Life.
Demonstrate I in the midst of thee am mighty. I in the midst of thee am your Invisible Life. Take your mind off of the appearance, the mental image. Take your mind off of the problem. Take your mind off of the solution. Take your mind off of your life. You have built the house and it is very, very unstable. Now let go.
I will build thy house. I will be thy house. I am the only Presence, the only Life. I am the only Supply. I am the only Companion. I will demonstrate that I Am. Except I build the house, they labor in vain. Stop your labours. Put up your tools.
I have come to give you I-Life and you do not know what that is. In quietness, in confidence, I give you I-Life.
It is I, be not afraid. Do not be afraid to lean back in a moment of unknowing, into the I within you. Do not be afraid to trust I. I have meat to eat that ye know not of. I have an Infinite Body that ye know not of. I have an Eternal Life that ye know not of. How then are you to know Me, that I that I Am?
Take all of your desires, all of your wishes, all of your hopes, take all of your mental images and be still about them. Be still and know I.
Demonstrate I and only I.
I am your mind. I am your body, the very substance and essence of your form. I am your Soul. I am the Spirit flowing through you. I am God. And I and you are I.
And I say unto you, I want you to demonstrate I. Come into your temple, which I Am, again and again and again until you have put aside childish things and have One Demonstration: The I that I Am. I am the Life.
Here is a problem. It appears to be happening in a personal life, a human life. There is a problem with elimination or assimilation of the food that you eat. There’s a problem with your finances. You seem to be short or lacking funds that you need. Who is this? Who is this? I never made him. I never made her. Who is this?
This is a mental image, an image life, a thought life, a life appearing as an image in thought. And you would ask God to heal that? You are hypnotized. You are focused on a mental image. God cannot heal that. Now what are you to do?
What are you to do about that life appearing? Nothing! Do nothing. Loose him and let him go. There is no such life. Yes there is a mental image but that is not a life, that’s a mental image. And this mental image is universal. It belongs to no one. How can it belong to anyone if there is no personal life?
So this is an impersonal mental image just floating in the mind appearing to my consciousness and I do not meet an appearance on the level of an appearance. So what am I to do about it? Nothing. Loose him and let him go.
Now I turn within my temple, the temple of my Consciousness. Except the Lord, I, build the house, they labour in vain. What am I supposed to do? Nothing. I within am the Way. Well then, be very, very still. I fulfill My Self. I build the house. I form the temple, not made with your hands, not made with your mind, not made with your mental images. I Invisible, I Incorporeal, I Immortal Being, form My Self. Stand still. I am in the midst of you now. I invisibly go forth. I build the house, the house eternal in the heavens.
Watch, watch — I am invisible, I am moving, I am flowing, I am building, I am revealing, I am Being, I Am I.
I will not fail at any time ever. Behold I stand at your door and knock. If you open unto Me, I will build thy house. I will build thy Consciousness. What you knew with your mind was only a step, only a something to get you here within your being, a guidepost to turn you within and now having served its purposes, let it go. From here on out I must build your temple. I will build your Consciousness of Truth. I will build your Consciousness of Life. I will build your Consciousness of Abundance. I will build your Conscious Awareness of I. I will be your Consciousness.
Spirit is what I name My Self. Spirit is what I name you. Spirit is not something you can hold on to. Spirit is not something you can think. Spirit is something that flows like the wind and in your stillness Spirit flows through you and as you, as your very own living Consciousness.
Come into this upper chamber in which I appear to you and I speak to you when I say now, receive ye the Holy Spirit. Where the Spirit is there is liberty. Not liberty from bad mental images; liberty from all mental images; liberty from a personal life. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is My Life. There I Am. Come unto Me and I will give you rest. Rest from doing, rest from knowing, rest from trying, rest from wanting, rest from desiring, rest from being. Come unto Me, be still. I am Grace. Rest in I. Behold I shall make all things new. I shall make you in My image and likeness. I shall make you a new Self.
Demonstrate I. Nothing else, nothing else— only I.
Come here often within your Consciousness. Only from now on come here to commune with I within you. Feel Me, know Me, I will build thy house. It is not what you can do; it is not anything you can know. It is how deeply can you rest in I. The deeper your rest, the deeper your stillness, the greater I Am as an experience.
Now, and from now on, you have one work, one task, one mission:
Demonstrate I. I, alone. I.
How will you know when you have touched the hem of I-Consciousness? You will know first by an inner rest that comes to you, a complete Soul rest and you will know second when that rest, when that I, begins to build your house and harmony and peace are restored. If this is not yet your experience, come within again and again. This is the Way, I am the Way. You must contact I and I am the Life. in the very midst of your being am living you. When you attain this state of rest, I will demonstrate you.
Return here within your Consciousness as many times as you must until I have made My Self known, until you have felt my Living Presence. And in the stillness you will be a beholder as I demonstrate that I Am.
And to them gave he power to become the sons of God or I Am, demonstrated.