Now, one word more. Have we time? Yes. Watch is slow tonight. Never believe that we can attain this of ourselves. We have no such powers and no such capacities. All of this comes to us through Grace. What we can do is open our consciousness to the activity of Grace. We know what we want. We want God Consciousness. We know what we want in our prayer. We want the realization of the Christ. We want the very Spirit of God to be made manifest in us. And we know that by abiding in Truth and letting the Truth abide in us that we are on the way to it, but there is yet this further step.
You who are here did not come here yourselves. And if any of you have the idea that you did, just get rid of that idea as fast as you can. Nobody ever comes to spiritual Truth of themselves. And the reason is that the human mind doesn’t want to be wrecked. And the human mind is going to be wrecked. It’s going to be wrecked to make place for the divine Mind. And so the human mind would love to stay away and hide where the Christ can’t reach it. And so as you come to this type of work or study, remember it isn’t you who has done it. It is the Grace of God that has touched you and opened to you the desire for it.
Now, you see in our innate, pure estate we were children of God. We lived and moved and had our being in Heaven, where there were no discords, no inharmonies. At some particular period of our experience, we became the prodigal son. We left our Father’s house to become a separate I, to get along on our own. And we have come every step that the prodigal came, until we reached a place where we knew we were not having satisfaction, completeness, abundance, freedom, health, harmony, wholeness. And we began then to feel a lack.
Now that feeling of lack was where the Divine was coming awake, and this part of us over here, the outer part, wanted to reach it. It wanted to get into us, and we wanted to get to it, but here was the Divinity of us and here was the mortal of us, and because they were not yet one, a desire came up. A desire for good. A desire for God. A desire for prayer. A desire for church. A desire for something holy. That was the Divinity awakening in us and appearing to us as a search for God. That’s what has brought us here. Because there is a mortal part of us that still is not completely in union with God, but there is enough of the God has touched us that will not let us rest satisfied until we are home in the Father’s house, until we are home, consciously at one with God. Until we live and move and have our being again in complete Divine Consciousness.
Now, each one here has felt the divine discontent. Each one here has felt a lack of completeness, a lack of satisfaction. And that is the sign of God with us. Rest assured, the human world has not yet felt a need, unless it’s a need for some more things, or more gadgets, or more people, or more pleasures, or more noises. The human world is also incomplete, but all it is aware of is an incompleteness of enough money, or enough noise, or enough good sights to look at. But those who have turned to the spiritual Path, whether it’s our 40 groups out in a Midwestern town, or our little groups in Ohio, or us sitting here, we have felt the divine discontent, and the finger has been placed upon us, and God is not going to let us rest until we are home in Him.
One of the Catholic mystics said that we will never be satisfied until we have realized God in us. And I can tell you God is never going to be satisfied until he’s got us back home in him. And so it is, for as long as these meetings continue, let us see if we cannot take at least one idea out of each meeting, put it into practice to the best of our ability, so that at each week our thought can be raised to a higher level of Spiritual vision, Spiritual discernment, a greater confidence in the Infinite Invisible, to that place where we realize that the breaking up of any material condition is not disaster. The breaking up of any material condition is not disease. It is not destruction. It is the Spiritual awakening of God breaking up an outer form in order that the Spiritual form, the Spiritual harmony may appear. And so don’t stand aghast at all these horrors of the world but rather have faith enough to look into the invisible and say, “God, what are you doing?”
Now, if you have a problem to meet for yourself or for anyone else, and you have an idea that you don’t know how to pray about it, or you don’t know how to treat, let me say first of all feel very fortunate. Very, very fortunate. Much more so than the person who does believe that they know how to treat or that they know how to pray. You’re much further advanced than anyone who thinks they know. Because there is no form of prayer that you can conceive, evolve, declare, voice, utter, think that is the prayer that results in demonstration.
And so, if you have a problem, retire within to the Father and acknowledge that fact. “I do not know how to go out or come in. I do not know what to pray for. I must let the Spirit bear witness with my spirit. I must let the Spirit make intercession for me. And so, Father, you pray, and I’ll listen to your prayer.” And then see if a divine Wisdom doesn’t unfold within you that will meet your need for you. You can’t meet it, and I can’t meet it for you. Opening consciousness, a divine Wisdom will unfold to you, and you will receive it within you. And when you hear it or feel it, it will meet your need.
Well, I guess that’s it. A lot of this is in those books over there. A lot of it is now in your consciousness. And the rest is with the Grace of God.