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IW Letter November 1957: Gratitude 1/3

November 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Should you, for instance, embark upon a program of daily gratitude, not for things, but gratitude for the Spirit of God that underlies this universe, you will find a change in your life that will appear to you as a miracle in thirty days—in less than thirty days. [...]

Next 2: Meditate

October 31, 2016 // 1 Comment

In this meditation we do not think of ourselves, we do not ask God for anything, we have no hopes, no wishes, no ambitions. We rest in the Spirit, in God’s Presence, His promises and assurances, and in this consciousness awaken to the realization we have been desiring. “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” [...]

Next 1: Heart of Mysticism

October 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Do you realize that you can travel through many lands, near and far, and find a welcome from those accompanying us on the Infinite Way of Life? “We are no more strangers”—we are one in the fellowship of the Spirit. [...]

A Beholder 6/6

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

None of these world beliefs, none of the theories of materia medica, astrology, or theology—none of these can enter my consciousness. I understand such ideas to be beliefs and not laws.” Universal beliefs are power only to those who accept them, or to those who do not recognize that the cause of their discord is a universal belief accepted as law. The moment we recognize discord for what it is, a universal belief, it cannot operate in our consciousness as cause or law. Only God and the things and thoughts of God can operate in the consciousness of one who is awake to this truth. [...]

A Beholder 5/6

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Another widespread belief of which most people are victims is that each year makes us older; that our life span is determined by the passing of time as measured by the calendar. This belief will operate in our experience unless we consciously realize the truth in some such way as follows: “Whereas, formerly I believed that day following day was a law of age, now I understand that it is a belief and only a belief. My life and my body are eternal, governed and maintained by a divine Source which is within me. I, therefore, am no longer affected by the passing of time. [...]

A Beholder 4/6

May 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

What is it that acts as a deterrent to the harmonious unfoldment of our experience? What is it that prevents our enjoying spiritual well-being? [...]

A Beholder 3/6

May 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Once we learn to give up the sense of personal possession as indicated by the words I, me, mine, we begin to find the real meaning of spiritual living, universal living, impersonal living, harmonious living. God expresses Its harmony through our being. Every phase of harmony, regardless of its name, is a quality, an activity, and a law of God. When we recognize God as the essence of all good, we become instruments for the expression of a universal sense of good. [...]

A Beholder 2/6

May 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

With patience and practice we develop the consciousness of a beholder, of waiting on the Lord, and this leads us to a miraculous discovery in which we know not only that there is a God, but that It has become the governing factor in our life; It has taken over our experience. [...]

A Beholder 1/6

May 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Regardless of the nature of our work, there are duties to be performed and obligations to be met each day, but by being a beholder we discover that there is a divine Power which guides and directs us; that “He performeth the thing that is appointed for me.” [...]

Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Personal Sense

March 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Instead of thinking of Good Friday as another holy day to be commemorated, what we should realize is that here is a day for the contemplation of another spiritual principle of life: the principle of self-abnegation, in which, when we have brought to light the nothingness of our human selfhood, then is revealed the allness, immortality, and eternality of our being because I and the Father are one, and all that the Father has is mine [...]