God is the Substance and Essence, and man is the form, but really there is no man. Man is only the form as which God life is appearing on earth. God mind is appearing on earth. God soul is appearing on earth. You see, in other words it’s God’s way of appearing as individual forms. Therefore, you see, that each one of us is the same God expressed as an individual form. That form may make one person a doctor, a lawyer, a minister, a painter, an inventor, a musician, composer, author, but it’s still the same life and still the same mind and still the same soul, regardless of the form as which it appears.
Now, until it becomes as much a part of our life as breathing, we must specifically open ourselves each day to the idea that I and my Father are one and then follow through in meditation until one of these examples or a whole new one. You see, God is so infinite that you could have a dozen examples that I have never thought of because they would come to you from the same source that these came to me from within. Now the within of me is the within of you. When you reach down inside of you, you’re reaching in to divine consciousness. That’s where I reach.
Divine consciousness in me is the same divine consciousness in you. We don’t each have a separate consciousness any more than we each have a separate life. If the branch of a tree were to reach back for sap, if there’s a thousand branches, don’t they all reach back for the same sap. Aren’t they all reaching back to the same source, so wouldn’t they get the same substance? So with us. When we meditate, remember that when we meditate, it is as if we out here were just turning down inside the trunk. Well, when we get down in there, we’re all the same the same place. We’re all in one place of one mind, drawing up the same wisdom.
Now the question was asked of Joan of Arc, when you hear God speak, does he speak to you in French? And she said I don’t know what language he speaks in. I hear him in French. Well, it is the same with us. God speaks to us in the language of Spirit, and you may hear it in Dutch, and I will hear it in English and so forth and so on, but the point is, God knows nothing about the language we’re hearing. God is speaking in spiritual tongues, and we are interpreting it in whatever form we’ve built up conditioning since our birth. We have just been conditioning ourselves to hear this language or that language or the other, but what we hear is the same. Why? Because deep down in here is the same consciousness that is deep down in you. You reach it in meditation, but you touch the same source that I do. This is the universality and the oneness of consciousness, that you have no other place to reach in to. You can only reach in to consciousness, but you get there, you’re down in the same consciousness I’m in. Therefore, you must bring forth the same message. Only you bring it forth in your language or with an example that is more familiar to you. One person brings it forth in businessman’s language. Another one brings it forth in, well, it is like the message of the Infinite Way. I have written it in the language of Christian mysticism. I could rewrite all of those books, and I could write the same principles in Oriental mysticism or Hebrew mysticism easily because the principles are all the same. It is only a matter that somebody in India, China, and Japan, brought it forth in one way. The Christian Mystics brought it forth in another way, but what did they bring forth? The selfsame principles. I and the Father are one. There is only one power. There is only one ego. This is as universal as God. It is to be found in the scriptures of all people. Doctored up here and there by the conditioned mind of some of those who brought through the message, but if you get behind their conditioning, you will find these same principles, and it has to be that way.
Now, when you think of this every day, just remember that you can bring forth as much supply as anybody who has ever lived. Whether that supply is of spiritual wisdom, of art, of literature, of money, of happiness, of health, makes no difference because all good is embodied in consciousness. It has its source in the divine consciousness. Therefore, to have it, you must bring it up from that consciousness, but remember that when you close your eyes and go down in there, you are in the same room I am. You are in divine consciousness, and you are bringing forth from the same source that I am, or that Jesus was, or that anybody was, any of the mystics, any of the religious leaders who really left a worthwhile message. They all got it in the same place. It came from within themselves, where the kingdom of God is, and all you have to do is remember the moment you close your eyes, it is like a branch of a tree looking back into the trunk of the tree. So if a thousand are looking in, they are all seeing the same thing and drawing forth from the same source.
Now, when we come into our life, there is another step we take, which is far in advance of the illustration of the branch and the tree. This is where you have to go a step further. My conscious oneness with God, with the source, constitutes my oneness with every individual spiritual idea and being. In other words, the moment I am one with my source, I am one with the spiritual life of every one of you, the spiritual life of everyone on earth, and it is for this reason that no matter where anyone is on earth, eventually those who are at this level of consciousness are drawn to me because we’re one. We have made contact invisibly and unknown to each other. And the strangest thing happens. One person writes, I was in a public library and found this book, and the title stood out like it was in electric lights, and the other one says, my neighbor had this book and says, I don’t like it, maybe you can get something out of it, and it just did something to me, and in the most miraculous ways: people finding a book in a bus. In the end, they end up in my correspondence file, from every part of the world imaginable.
Now, without advertising, without soliciting, without going any place except where we’re invited, all this happens from around the world. People that I may never meet, yet because we are one, or let me say because I have found my oneness with my source, everyone necessary to my experience, and everyone I can bless, must come together with me. It must be, if it’s under the law of God, it must be universal. It must mean not merely that they can bless me. It has to be that they can derive a blessing from me, and it doesn’t mean that only those who can derive a blessing from me, but who in some way contribute toward my blessing. In other words, as we blend and unite in consciousness, it is a going out and a coming in. It isn’t that I’m sitting here pouring out to you who are receiving, but what I am pouring out to you and you are receiving is flowing back. It’s flowing back in love. It’s flowing back in gratitude. It’s flowing back in understanding. There is a flow. Do you see that? Never believe for a minute that anybody is a funnel just pouring out because that you see, there’d be no, well there’s no God in that.
The only way that you can see God is when you can see this flow, a love. It has to pour out, but it has to flow back, pour out, flow back. The more it flows out, the stronger it flows back. The same as the harder you hit a ball against the wall, the harder it will come back at you. The more love you can pour out, the more truth you can pour out. The more life you can pour out, the stronger it comes back at you. And there you find that my conscious union with my source, and this must all take place in consciousness. Otherwise, even though it’s true, it’s not happening to me. But as long as I am conscious every day, my oneness with the source constitutes my oneness with all spiritual being and idea, and then the flow takes place. This incidentally is the theme of the new book, The World is New. Yes, the World is New, isn’t it. Yes, The World is New. The world is new, this is the theme of the book, the world is new, because it was one of the very first of the principles that was given me to show me how this work would develop because it couldn’t develop without an organization, it couldn’t develop without a lot of money in back of it. It could have humanly developed that way, but it didn’t have a lot of money, and it didn’t have a reputation, it didn’t have any, and so it had to do it only by sitting at home and realizing my oneness with God constitutes my oneness.
Now, I have watched in our experience, how our students in the business world, in the artistic world, in the medical world, in every world, have proven the same principle that as they realize their oneness with their source, that business flowed, or art flowed, or ideas flowed, or whatever it is, or people necessary to their unfoldment, back and forth. But remember, the Master never said the truth would make you free. He said ye shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free. It is not the truth that makes you free. It is your knowing of it. If the truth would make us free, Jesus would have been riding in automobiles because the same truth about automobiles existed then as exists now. It was no good because nobody knew that truth. Nobody had drawn it up from deep down within consciousness. Do you see? And so it is that there are great things yet to be revealed to the world, and where are those things? They are in consciousness, but actually they are in your consciousness and my consciousness because the minute you close your eyes, we’re in the same consciousness. It’s one infinite consciousness. Therefore, I can’t draw forth inventions because my mind isn’t set in that direction, but they are there. If my mind was set in that direction, they would come. I can’t draw forth art because my mind isn’t set in that direction. But whatever my particular fort is, that I can draw forth, but that doesn’t mean all the other things aren’t there too. And so it is, the person who is mechanically inclined will draw forth mechanic, but that doesn’t mean that the same spiritual truth isn’t in their consciousness.