As you complete this work and find yourself standing at the Holy of Holies, feel the presence of God, you make a natural transition and you are no longer a branch on the tree.
Standing in the presence of that Holy of Holies, or even before that—standing by the table of shewbread, realizing the omnipresence of divine supply within your own being, and standing at that table at the left, and realizing the omnipresence of spiritual wisdom, spiritual light, and illumination, even there you are no longer a branch, you are now the vine. You are now that place through which this shewbread and light are flowing and you are now the vine and you take on a new relationship to the entire world.
Now you may assume that the branches are those who do not yet know their true identity, that do not yet know of their self-completeness in God, and so you now stand in relationship to them as the Christ, the vine, because now you are filled with the divine bread of love, and you are filled with the light of love, now you are the Christ, and you feed and heal the multitudes.
Now it is your realization of omnipresence, it is your realization of the omnipresence of good, and the omnipresence of spiritual wisdom that makes you the Christ and makes you the one able to feed and to heal the multitudes.
Why? Because now you can say, “I have meat the world knows not. I have bread and wine and water. And now you have come into the realization of the omnipresence of that spiritual light and spiritual substance, and now you can say, “Oh, I embody the substance of love, the staff of love, the bread. I embody the light of the world. I am the light of the world. The light of the world is embodied in me. The bread of love is embodied in me, the staff of love.” That is the realization that comes at those two tables, isn’t it? That all of this good is embodied within me?
Well now, you realize that you’re the Christ, that the Godhead now is flowing through you, and therefore this love that you know now becomes the bread, and the light unto the world. Now you can say, “I am the light of the world. The light in me flows out to the world. The bread of love in me, the staff of love flows out to feed, support, maintain and heal the world.” Not of myself, oh no, no, no. I’m rooted and grounded in God, in the realization of Omnipresence, but the realization of Omnipresence constitutes my Christhood. You see that? The realization of Omnipresence of good constitutes my Christhood.
What made Jesus the Christ? His realization of the Omnipresence of good. Is that true? Certainly, that’s what made him the Christ. Before that he was a carpenter, and then later he was a rabbi, but now he’s the savior of the world. What makes that change? The realization of the omnipresence of the bread of love, the realization of the omnipresence of the spiritual love, the realization that his own consciousness was illumined. That made him the Christ. That makes you the Christ. That makes you the avenue through which the spiritual wisdom of love, love, love flows to all the branches, those who do not yet know the source of all good.
And so even before you come before the Holy of Holies, the moment you gain your recognition and realization of Omnipresence, that constitutes your Christhood. You are only a branch until you came to the realization of Omnipresence within you, and then the realization of Omnipresence within you, constitutes your Christhood, and makes you the practitioner, the teacher, the helper, the guide to all those who now turn, as branches, in to you. Is that clear?
It should be clearer by tomorrow night, if you will devote some time tonight and tomorrow to this. Please let us remember that this is a week, not only of instruction, but practice, and that this meditation is the most important work that we have had up to date. We, I say—in The Infinite Way.
It is the most important work that we have had in the entire Infinite Way work up to date, because we have already seen in the experience of those who have learned this meditation, that when consciously performed, it leads them right to the Temple of God, the Ark of the Covenant, and becomes a daily source of inspiration.
Always, the moment we have divested ourselves of our mortal and material concepts, the moment we have come to stand before that shewbread and the lights, and come into the realization, “Why here and now, within me, is the kingdom of God.” We have established our Christhood, our sonship in God, our heritage as joint heirs with Christ in God. And from that moment on, we feed and heal the multitudes.
So, until tomorrow night … thank you.
Good Morning. This is Joel in Waikiki. I am in my apartment overlooking the mountains, the hills from whence cometh my help.
In this Temple Meditation the entire point is the raising of ones consciousness until one reaches an elevation from which they look out upon this universe of God, and behold only that which God beholds, knows only that which God knows.
“I look unto the hills from whence cometh my help.” I look up into the heightened consciousness, to the consciousness of the most high.
Just as the Temple Meditation serves to lift us in consciousness to the awareness of God Itself, just as it lifts us into the very atmosphere of God, so as we look into the hills, or as we learn to take our silent, quiet walks in the park, in flower gardens, by the river, or lake, so do we learn in our aloneness to reach the heights, those very mountains from whence cometh our help.
You see, our help comes from the height of our spiritual vision. Our help comes from the degree of our mountaintop experiences. Anything that serves to lift us in consciousness above the clamber of the senses, above the noises of “this world” will serve to bring us into an atmosphere of peace. And what do you think that you find when you reach the divine Consciousness?
When we touch the center of our being … when we reach the divine heights of inspiration, we find God, but we find that it is literally true that God is not a God of battle. God is not a God of power, no more than God is a God of vengeance, as we formerly learned or believed.
God is a deep silence. God is a stillness—a stillness of all that is human. God is not a power. God is a deep well of stillness, of silence, of peace. In quietness and in confidence we find our strength. In God we find our strength, for God is quietness, confidence, peace.
As we attain the heights of revelation we find no great powers wrecking and ruining the evil forces of the world. We find there are no evil forces of the world. There is only one; one being—Spirit; one cause—Spirit; one activity—Spirit; one love—the Soul of you and the Soul of me. There is nothing in that Soul that contends, argues, battles, or rises above. There is a deep-seated peace. There is a joy. There is a harmony.