The Fabric of Being (4/5)

June 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

You can never truthfully say that you are spiritual. That is egotism at its height. You are spiritual; you are perfect. I’d like to see it. You are not spiritual and you are not perfect. God is Spirit, and nobody is evil. Evil is an impersonality; evil is impersonal error. [...]

The Fabric of Being (3/5)

June 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Now, I know how many metaphysicians have used that approach of, “You are spiritual and you are perfect.” Looking at the individual they were saying it to, you could hardly believe it. Or saying, “You ought to be more loving, or you ought to be more just, or you ought to be more something or other,” and then looking at them and saying, “I know you’d like to be if you could be.” What a waste of time to tell you what you ought to be. How do I know all this? Because I know what a waste of time it is to tell me to be different than I am. What I am – I am; and what I was in the past, I was; and telling me that it isn’t so good isn’t going to make me change it. First place, I’ll probably not believe it. [...]

The Fabric of Being (2/5)

June 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Remember that in your first year of piano lessons you’re not expected to give any concerts in this hall; and so in your first months of working with this principle of non-power, you’re not expected to overcome all of the problems of your life or those of your family or friends; you’re expected only to begin, to make a start because it is not your intellectual agreement with this principle that does the work, but the attaining of the actual consciousness of this truth; and that comes with practice. [...]

The Fabric of Being (1/5)

June 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

A way has been revealed – a way out of this wheel of human existence. It is not some new way of getting God to perform His function; it is not some new way of making God do for us what God hasn’t done in the past; it is not some new way of waking God up to his duty or obligation. It is the way of removing the barrier which separates this earth from heaven and thereby experiencing heaven on earth. [...]

What about this body (1/4)

June 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

        One problem which is uppermost in the lives of a great many people is that of health, that of an ailing or aging body. Even those who are at the moment experiencing physical well-being are puzzled by the relationship of what they see as a material body to the spiritual scheme of things. What about this body? How does it fit into a spiritual universe? Is this material body the Word made flesh? Is it the material body or only the spiritual body which is resurrected? Does the material body manifest God? [...]

Unconditioned Mind – Life (5/5)

June 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

So the responsibility is on your shoulders to refuse to accept temptation. So we are back at the Garden of Eden. The tempter appears with the belief of good and evil, and when you have accepted Adam and Eve, right away you are outside the Garden of Eden. We are presented with good and evil in many forms, and you’d be surprised how many millions of forms. And sometimes we can stand there and say, “I won’t accept you,” but then John Jones comes along, and we accept about him, and we have fallen into the trap. [...]

Unconditioned Mind – Life (4/5)

June 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

The nature of protective work must be your realization that there are not two powers because all you ever have to protect yourself from is the belief in good and evil – two powers. We call that mortal mind or carnal mind. Therefore, you must protect yourself from carnal mind or mortal mind by knowing that it isn’t mind, but a belief in two powers. Then, rest in that word. [...]

Unconditioned Mind – Life (3/5)

June 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

But for those of you who have witnessed these metaphysical and spiritual healings, you would no longer say that you have faith. You have something more than faith. You have knowledge. You have conviction. You have an awareness of the truth because you have experienced it, and what you have experienced you really know. [...]

Unconditioned Mind – Life (2/5)

June 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

That is why mind can affect matter. That’s why truth in consciousness can affect matter. That is why when mind, which of itself is not conditioned, but when mind is imbued with truth, it becomes a law of harmony unto all effect. [...]

Unconditioned Mind – Life (1/5)

June 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

But metaphysicians do know this. The metaphysicians of all schools, of all approaches know, and I think the basis of all of them is that there is only one mind, but none of them practice it because when it comes down to actual practice, there is a divine mind, and there is a mortal mind, and a human mind. And while the claim, or the original teaching was that there is one mind, yet always the practitioner looks at your mind to see what’s wrong with you. But actually, it is true that there is only one mind, and that mind is the mind of individual being. It is your mind and my mind. There is only one mind in this room. [...]