This is the un-conditioned mind, resting within itself, the abiding place of the spirit. Not functioning with concepts, beliefs, theories. Abiding, dwelling in the secret place of the Most High, tabernacling with him within. Taking no thought, the whole world is overcome and I am in him and he is in me and I am in you and you are in me and we are all in him for we are one in true spiritual being. And his grace is our sufficiency without trying to direct his grace, without trying to take thought for his grace. Thy grace is my sufficiency. Thy presence is fulfillment unto my experience.
Outwardly it may appear as loaves and fishes multiplying or ravens bringing food. Outwardly it may appear as success in some endeavor but all of that’s the appearance. The truth is, I and my Father are one. All that the Father hath is mine. And I abide in him and he abides in me. And then Paul tells us, if so be the spirit of God dwell in you then are you the child of God. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. But do not let thoughts of this world intrude into your mind, just let this mind be in you, not let thoughts of this world be in you, not even thoughts of improving this world. Just let the mind that was in Christ Jesus be in you and it will function. It will function. It will give you the new melodies you are looking for, the new ideas, or the new principles or the new discoveries or the new inventions. It will provide shelters, high towers, rocks of foundation, hiding places in Him. Only take no thought for the things of this world. And Christ will give thee light.
While we are taking no thought, this presence of God within us will speak, will reveal, empower. In the new English bible there is a passage where Jesus was taking his departure from this world, to this effect, abide in this city or remain in this city until you are empowered from on high. Now, that is exactly our attitude in meditation. Abide in this meditation until you are empowered from on high, until you receive his grace, until you receive his strength, his wisdom, his law. Do not go out believing that your affirmations of truth are going to be the light of God or the wisdom of God or the strength of God, they are not. Those affirmations silently declared within you may bring to a place of silence where you receive his grace, where you receive power from on high.
Then you go out into the world and you will find that his power goes with you, his wisdom, his strength, his love. You will understand why the master could say, `why callest thou me good’. when I retire within I am endowed from on high, I am empowered with love from on high, it isn’t my love, it is his love, I am merely the instrument through which it is flowing. Think of this when you go into meditation, that you want to remain in this city until you are empowered from on high, until you actually feel that the spirit of God indwells you, that his robe is upon you, his grace is with you, for his grace is thy sufficiency.
Only remember, no conditioned thinking about this world. Leave this world and its problems, its wants, its limitations, its desires, outside when you go into communion. And don`t try to think that you are going to bring this inner communion into the outer world, it won`t work. You keep this communion within yourself until you feel empowered from on high and then you go about your business and you find that It literally goes before you to make the crooked places straight. It really goes before you to provide, to multiply the loaves and fishes if necessary.
The barrier to success is trying to connect up spirit, with this world. When you go within to your meditation leave this world out and then you have overcome the world and you abide only in the secret place of the most high and receive spiritual illumination and that`s all you want, spiritual illumination within. No connecting it with any outer circumstance or condition. I have overcome the world, I am not taking the world into my meditation, it`s outside. I am inside, in the Kingdom of God within me. I and the Father tabernacle together. I commune with the Father within me. I recognize his presence and his grace, I recognize his love and his peace and his joy, and all of this, within me.