Inf.Way Ltr.December 1955
“I and my Father are one,” but only in the degree that we are aware of this oneness can our spiritual integrity be maintained. As long as it can be made to appear that there is a you here, separate and apart from God, and a God “out there” somewhere, separate and apart from you, just that long can inharmonies and discords beset your path. The infinitude of God includes all being! Nothing is more important to know and to understand. It is the secret of all ages, the foundation of all religions. No religion and no Truth would be worthy of the names did they not clearly reveal the fallaciousness of an infinite God and something else.
The sun and the sunbeam are one, the sun itself—the sunbeam is the sun’s way of appearing to us. Just so, you and I as individual beings, are one with God—God appearing as your form and as mine. You can no more escape from God, Good, than the sunbeam can escape from the sun. Just as warmth and light are constituent elements of the sunbeam, so are Life, Truth, Love, harmony, peace, joy and dominion constituent elements of your being. Eternality and immortality are constituent principles of your being, and you can no more be deserted by eternality and immortality than God can be bereft of Itself.
Every individual is that center of Consciousness through which, or as which, the infinite Good of God is pouring Itself into the world. All that God is, and all that God has, is pouring Itself through you to me, and in like manner all that is in and of God is pouring Itself through me to you. All that we call Truth, all that we call Life, all that we call Love, all that we call Spirit, is manifesting and expressing Itself as individual being. “Ye are the light of the world”—that God-light which is manifesting Itself to all mankind.
Just think of the infinity of Good which, at this very moment, is pouring Itself through you and through me, and then consider what that means in our relationship to the world. Does that not make us all one in Christ? Does that not make us all one in Truth? Does that not make us “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ”? Does that not make us all fellow-citizens of the household of God. Does that not make us all friends? As we recognize our oneness with God, automatically we recognize our oneness with all others. But we must make the acknowledgment; we must call each other friend—even those who appear as enemies. Friend or enemy, each is the light unto the other. When we find our oneness with God we find our oneness with every bit of good belonging to our fellow-man, to our unfoldment, to our expression.
The function of the human teacher is just to be an avenue, a vehicle for God; to open your consciousness to the receptivity of Truth, so that thereafter you may receive Truth directly from within your own being. The teacher may have received the Light just a moment before sharing the Light with you, and you, in turn, immediately begin to share with your friend. “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.”
A Jesus, a John, a Paul may come into your experience to carry the message of Truth, but even without these you will not be left without guidance. “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” As you relax from the stresses of the world this “I” in the midst of you will reveal the full Truth of being. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” In the end, all shall be taught of God.
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid,” and as you realize this Truth you become a Light in your home and in your community. And the moment you recognize that Light in friend or neighbor—wherever there is a receptive thought—you kindle the Light in him. That makes you a lamplighter. That is what we all are—lamplighters—and so let us remember the gentle words of the Master: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
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