As we attain the atmosphere of God, whether we have worked our way up there through the Temple Meditation, or whether we have accomplished it by looking into the hills around our city, up into the sky at night, into the stars, and about the moon, or whether we have attained it by a quiet walk by the lake in the park, we find always the same thing: peace, a sense of peace and sense of stillness and a sense of joy.
No doubt you are having problems to meet in your personal life. There may still be evidences of illness, unhappiness, lack, discord of one name or nature or another, and in trying to meet these you have known about all of the truths that you know. You have declared and stated all that you have found in scripture and in the writings. And it may well be that the time now has come to lift yourself above might and power, even of declared truth, and rest more in the atmosphere of His Spirit—in that deep well of contentment.
You might try it. Live through the Temple Meditation again, or having done that, take a walk out into the evening or late afternoon, and find a quiet place to sit and meditate; perhaps even in some church that is not having a meeting. In quietness, in confidence, sit, and wait. Be still. Just be still and wait, and listen for the voice. You are not in need of any power with which to meet any problem. Your only need now is stillness, quietness, confidence, assurance, and these things come to you from within as a “Peace be still.”
Then, in this holy atmosphere of God, you behold the meaning of one. “Hear Oh Israel, the Lord, our God is One”—one being, one law, one love. The time is coming when the students of The Infinite Way will begin to understand God as One, and will no longer attempt to use God, to use love, or even to think of God as a power over error.
Of old, only the priests were allowed to enter the Holy of Holies. But today, in our enlightenment we know that spiritualized man is a priest. Every man is a priest as he attains spiritual consciousness, as he attains some measure of awareness of God. In attaining the inner Sanctuary, the Holy of Holies, we are attaining the state of consciousness of the priest—that is the one who not only serves God, but is supported by God.
You see, the very robe of the priest, his emblem of office, is also the source of his supply, and that is a little secret that we have in the message of The Infinite Way, that as you attain spiritual consciousness, an awareness of God, you automatically put on the robe of priesthood.
And then learn that your health unfolds from that Robe, from that attained state of spiritual consciousness, and that your supply unfolds from the same source, not by might, nor by power, not by a struggle out in the world, but by the invisible Robe you now wear. The invisible Robe that denotes you have attained priesthood in consciousness. You have attained the spiritual state of consciousness from which now all your good will unfold.
Oh, it is so beautiful to come to a place where there is no struggle, no strife. A place in consciousness from which we watch, behold the very wonderful good of God revealing Itself in our experience.
This is the place in consciousness to which we are coming, because we look to the hills for our help. We look to our own enlightened state of consciousness. We look to the heights of spiritual development that we, ourselves, attain and from the deep within we watch the beauties of God unfold unto the experience of the without.
Aloha, aloha, this is Joel.