Removing the Barriers to God 3/5

Now, this was not given to me lightly or easily. For the simple reason, that like everyone else, I thought that in going to God it was for a reason and that God was going to provide something. So I was going to God for something and that was the barrier. And that was what caused the long, long period of search, until finally the revelation came. Seek Me. Seek only Me. Seek Me within you where I can be found. But seek only Me. Seek not ye what ye shall eat or drink. Seek not ye for tomorrow, or next tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow. But seek Me. Seek Me. Seek Me.

Repeating, first see that humanhood is a state of separation from God in which the human is living each day one day nearer the grave, each day one day nearer old age, dissolution. Then see that the same individual reunited with their Source is now fed from within, not by bread alone, but by every Word that preceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then, you will see how it is possible to live, to be directed, governed, supported, maintained, sustained by this inner fountain of life. It is true you will still eat food and drink drink. It is true you will still use money as a means of exchange in commerce and industry. It is true you will still use human modes and means of transportation. But, all of these activities in the outer world will now be fed from this inner spring, and, therefore, there will be greater harmony, greater joy, and greater abundance in the outer experience.

It is for this reason, then, that the foundation of our work is meditation and contemplation, because this is the means to bring to us the experience of reunion, of conscious oneness with God, and it is this experience of conscious oneness with God that unites us with our spiritual good—all spiritual good, which is to appear outwardly as food, clothing, housing, and all the needs of human experience.

In our work in The Infinite Way, we have received by Grace a revelation that helps us in our meditation and contemplation in helping to attain this conscious union with God. And I can say this to you, that without this, I have seen the world struggling to understand meditation, and attain it, and finding great difficulty in it, whereas I have found our students who have the benefit of this unfoldment more quickly achieving their end. Even though they do not all attain it in its fullness quickly, they do attain sufficient measure of it, so that the results quickly become tangible in their lives.

Now, I would like to tell you first the great step that will help you in attaining the very act of meditation and reunion with God and that is never go to God with a desire for anything. Never go to God to receive anything. Never go to God, as if you wanted anything, because your desire is the barrier that separates you from God’s grace. Anything that you take into your thought when you go to God is a barrier, and the greatest barrier is desire. It makes no difference how noble your desire may be; it is an act of separation from your Source. Why is this? Because God is Spirit, and God has only Spirit to bestow, or impart, or awaken in us. Therefore, the moment we think in terms of anything but Spirit, we are separating ourselves from the kingdom of God. Take no thought what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, or wherewithal ye shall be clothed, because every such thought is a barrier to your attainment.

But to go into meditation with the atmosphere and motive, “Thy grace, Father, is my sufficiency. Thy love is my reason for being here. That I may know thee aright. That I may meet thee face to face.” Not for any reason. Ah, if you have a reason for this, you’re shutting yourself off from it. If you have any reason for going to God, you will lose God. There must be no reason, except to know thee aright whom to know aright is life eternal. Go to God only for communion with God. To know thee aright. To abide in thy Word. To let thy Spirit abide in me. This must be the only motive for going into meditation. Come to the throne of God pure. And there’s no way to be pure, no way to be pure, except to come to God with no desires beyond the desire to experience God.

You can be assured of this, when you attain your union with God, all things will be added unto you. It will make no difference if your need is for money, or clothing, or transportation, or opportunity. Regardless of what the human picture may require, it will be supplied you without your taking thought, without your asking, without your desiring. Why? Because in attaining the Spirit, you have attained the Allness. The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Therefore, attain the Lord, and you will have the Earth and its fullness. In thy presence is fulfillment. Thy grace is my sufficiency in all things. Where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Liberty from what? Freedom from what? From lack, limitation, inharmony, discord, ill health, old age, death.

In other words, attain your conscious oneness with God. Be the branch that is reunited with the tree, and you won’t have to ask for blossoms or fruit. You won’t have to ask that sap be run up into you. Everything will be accomplished merely by your oneness. And you’ll never have to take thought for anything on this plane of existence. Everything will be provided you by Grace before you can even have the awareness of its need.

Now, this was not given to me lightly or easily. For the simple reason, that like everyone else, I thought that in going to God it was for a reason and that God was going to provide something. So I was going to God for something and that was the barrier. And that was what caused the long, long period of search, until finally the revelation came. Seek Me. Seek only Me. Seek Me within you where I can be found. But seek only Me. Seek not ye what ye shall eat or drink. Seek not ye for tomorrow, or next tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow. But seek Me. Seek Me. Seek Me.

And eventually I knew that we ourselves set up the barrier, because unconsciously, of course, we’re thinking of God as a servant, God as a servant whom we can instruct. Bring me supply. Bring me a home. Bring me companionship. Bring me happiness. Bring me opportunity. And God is not a servant. God is the Master, and we are the servants. Therefore, we are not to command God, or ask God, or request of God. We are to be the servants of God, obedient to the will of God. We are to go to God, not that my will be done, no matter how noble it may be. And some people have very noble wishes in life. But to go to God for them is wrong, because God is not there to obey your will or fulfill your desire. We are here to obey the will of God and fulfill God’s desire. We are to be the fulfillment of just as the heavens declare the glory of God. The Earth showeth forth his handiwork.

So we, we must be living witnesses to God’s glory. Not our glory. Not my will. Not my judgment. Not my brilliance. Not my brain. Not my physical powers. Oh no. No, no, no. It must be God expressing Himself through us, and it must be our willingness to be empty. The Master showed us that you cannot fill a vessel already full. You cannot go to God with your own sense of righteousness or rightness, with your will and your desire. That’s not being empty. We go to God with nevertheless not my will but thine be done in me, that I may be the showing forth of thy glory, that thy life may be glorified in me. Thy wisdom be made manifest through me. Thy love be expressed through me. And then I am, as the Master said, a servant, an instrument through which God can live on Earth.

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