3 Months Enriching and Lifting Conscious Awareness
THE EXPERIENCE OF GOD
NOTHING but God FELT or HEARD HAPPENING within is your Good.
If there is no INNER EXPERIENCE OF GOD there is no good evident.
Thinking does not make it so. Knowledge (knowing truth) does not make it so. Manipulating the mental, material or physical does not make it so.
ONLY GOD IS therefore ONLY GOD EXPERIENCED 'HAPPENING' WITHIN is Good become cognizable to 3-dimensional awareness.
All the work of knowing truth deeper and more thoroughly, more vividly, more concretely; all the work of lifting belief away from the mental, material and physical, away from time and space, process and method, amount and condition, avenue and activity into the awareness that ONLY GOD IS, IS PREPARATION FOR THE EXPERIENCE, never the experience itself.
The mind must be still, rested, peaceful from belief in and concern about the 3-dimensional appearance, the way the Kingdom of Oneness APPEARS TO BE through 'human' perception - that which we name 'mental, material or physical'.
In fact, we should from now drop the idea of 'inner' and 'outer' for the awareness of the literal Kingdom of Oneness. How wonderful and freeing to lose the false notion of 'within' versus 'without'! There never has been such division!
ALL IS ONE; ALL IS GOD; ALL IS OMNIPRESENCE. Where, therefore, is a 'within' versus a 'without'?
The more we grasp the truth that what we name the 'human, mental, material, physical' experience of life IS SIMPLY A 3-DIMENSIONAL COGNIZANCE (consciousness; awareness; observance; perception) OF THE KINGDOM OF ONENESS - the ONE INFINITE DIMENSIONLESS ALL - the I AM that is GOD BEING ALL - the Infinite Being Itself as You, Me, All - the more we will realize the truth and practicality of OMNIPRESENCE - All Life Form and Activity everywhere present, fully Manifest and Complete, Whole and Perfect, unconditionally manifest, visible, tangible - freely available to and as your experience and mine at every moment, situation and place.
Wherever you place your awareness THERE IS THE INFINITY and OMNIPRESENCE OF ONENESS. Forget completely the false idea of 'within' versus 'without'.
"When you make the two one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the inner and the above as the below, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female not be female... then shall you enter the kingdom." Jesus, Gospel of Thomas, saying 22.
Using the phrase "enter the kingdom" Jesus is referring to the Kingdom of Consciousness, the Kingdom of Awareness that the I of Being is God, All, Infinity, Omnipresence, The One Being being the being you are, and I am - the Kingdom of Consciousness of "I Am that I am."
ALL is ONE - ONE Being, ONE Body, ONE Form, ONE Condition, ONE Activity, ONE Amount, ONE Truth OMNIPRESENT as, and wherever, individual AWARENESS is placed (a place of individual attention; your or my observance or focus of attention happening at, or as, a specific point).
"I live and move and have my being in God," must be realized as, "I live and move and have my being IN OMNIPRESENT ONENESS; AS OMNIPRESENT ONENESS; AS OMNIPRESENT ONENESS HAPPENING AS ME."
This is critical to your awareness now as we make ourselves open and receptive to the ONE PRESENCE THAT IS - the ONE EXPERIENCE THAT IS - and witness It as the Oneness of our here and now tangible experience.
Realize well: all the experience of God happening as our being will not be evident 3-dimensionally if we are living a divided consciousness, an 'inner' versus an 'outer'. This 'divided' consciousness is one of the major reasons so many long-standing spiritual students who feel deep peace happening within are not able to evidence It in their 'outer' world of material and physical form.
It is experienced 'within' yet their 'without' is devoid of evidenced good in one way or many. Yes! because they HAVE (are believing; as being) a consciousness of 'within' versus 'without' - the "divided house" Jesus speaks of.
The very moment ONENESS is truly realized - true Oneness of Presence, Being, Form, Place, Thing, Activity, Amount, Condition - then of course every experience of Truth is infallibly evidenced everywhere about as everything everywhere. The Peace 'within' IS the peace 'without', ALL BEING ONE EVER-MANIFEST PRESENCE AND FORM, undivided and undivide-able.
NOTE: we will continue to use the words 'within' and 'without' - 'inner' and 'outer' - but always realize that these words refer to nothing more than a SENSE of 'within the body' or 'outside of the body'; the 'withinness' of us and the expansiveness ('outer') of us, and that TRUTHFULLY, ACTUALLY, LITERALLY ALL IS ONE; ALL IS OMNIPRESENCE.
GOD IS THE ONLY, THEREFORE THE ONLY EXPERIENCE IS GOD
The only Presence, Power, Body, Form, Amount and Activity is God, Truth, Spirit. Therefore the only EXPERIENCE is God, Truth, Spirit FELT HAPPENING as your Being (felt happening 'within').
An 'experience' is a FELT PRESENCE, a CONSCIOUS AWARENESS, a realized HAPPENING.
Webster defines 'experience' as:
1a : direct observation of or participation in events as a basis of knowledge b : the fact or state of having been affected by or gained knowledge through direct observation or participation.
2 : practical knowledge, skill, or practice derived from direct observation of or participation in events or in a particular activity.
3 : the conscious events that make up an individual life.
4 : something personally encountered, undergone, or lived through.
5 : the act or process of directly perceiving events or reality.
Nothing but God Experience happening as individual experience is TRUTHFUL EXPERIENCE. All 'other' experience is false, illusory, vaporous imagery with no law to sustain it, no body of form or activity or amount or condition of Truth.
Therefore it varies, depletes, is unreliable, finite, let's us down. NOTHING WE CAN THINK, KNOW, DO IS TRUTH.
ONLY GOD IS TRUTH; ONLY GOD EXPERIENCE IS TRUTHFUL EXPERIENCE - the One True, invariable, effortlessly ever-present and unconditional Good of All Experience, always here, now, fully manifest and tangible without exception.
Hence "Unless the Lord build the house they labor in vain who build it." All the knowing of truth, all the affirming of truth, all the contemplating and pondering of truth IS NOT A GRAIN OF TRUTH ITSELF.
Knowing, affirming, contemplating, pondering - all this is OF THE MIND. It is the activity of the MIND ONLY, not of TRUTH ITSELF.
It is good and necessary AS PREPARATION TO HAVE THE MIND BE STILL AND PEACEFUL, unattached and unconcerned with that which appears to be. BUT IT IS NEVER TRUTH ITSELF therefore "they labor in vain" who rely on truth known BY and of the mind.
"He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly (being) shall flow rivers of living water." John 7:38
"Whosoever drinks of this water (truth known by and of the mind; materiality; physicality) shall thirst again: But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him (Truth Itself 'given' to you by Consciousness Itself felt happening as your consciousness) shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:13-14
The "well of water springing up into everlasting life" is the One Substance, One Body, One Form, One Amount, One Freedom, One Joy of Being - God Itself experienced - as the Good that All Is, in infinite variety of form and character, opportunity and purpose fulfilled.
Again Jesus instructs us of the One Experience:
"For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me." Luke 22: 16-19
Oh, if everyone could understand this profound statement of Jesus! "I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come." The entire secret of awakened self is contained in these 17 words. "I will not (I cannot) drink of the fruit of the vine (because there ISN'T ANY) UNTIL the kingdom of God (the God Experience happening within) shall come (shall be FELT HAPPENING WITHIN).
There it is, the whole secret - the secret of evidenced unconditional Good, the Miracle of Life Itself tangibly experienced in and as All of You.
It is this "kingdom of God coming (felt happening)" that is the very Finished Kingdom Itself experienced as you, by you, for you. It is your utter fulfillment of Being, the One Completeness of Being and Its Purpose uniquely and individually being experienced as you and everything everywhere of your entirety, as far as you wish to stretch your consciousness.
It is felt as peace or harmony or joy or bliss or ecstasy or freedom or a sense of release from burden or light or warmth or heat or formlessness or spaciousness or oneness as all. Or it can be heard as a clarity of truth or as audible words or instruction. It can be felt as a gently touch of Love Itself assuring you that all is well. It can be the remembrance of a beautiful truth statement "welling up within" consciousness. It can be experienced IN ANY WAY. The important thing to understand is that THIS GOD EXPERIENCE FELT HAPPENING in one way or another is THE ONLY TRUTH EVIDENT, the ONLY ACTUAL TRUTH, the only MIRACLE.
The 3-dimensional visibility is infallible as one experiences TRUTH ITSELF happening because ALL IS ONE not two (remember: do not be the 'house divided' that is unable to witness the Good made visible - revealed - by the TRUTH EXPERIENCE.)
THE ONE TRUTH CONSCIOUSLY EXPERIENCED
There is no life in your universe but the One Life consciously experienced as happening as you. As you consciously and consistently realize this truth in mind (which keeps the mind still, unattached and unconcerned with appearance) THEN ONLY AS YOU CONSCIOUSLY FEEL GOD HAPPENING WITHIN is more and richer life visible, tangible and perfectly formed as your body and the body of all life.
"I Am come that you may have life, and that you may have it more abundantly." John 10:10
As you FEEL the God Experience happening within - the "I Am" - the "kingdom of God coming" - you can be assured that you are Whole, healed and forever-untouchable by illness, disease or accident. But you must FEEL THE GOD EXPERIENCE HAPPENING before you HAVE (as tangible experience) the God Body, the God Life, the God Safety and Protection, the invincibility of Truth BEING everything You Are, Everything You Have, cognized as all good and omnipresent 3-dimensional experience: person, thing, amount, activity, purpose and resource.
YOUR ONLY NEED IS GOD, TRUTH, SPIRIT
If you are lacking what is named 'health' do not be deceived. The body is the One Body eternally Whole, Perfect, Vital and Free. What you are 'lacking' is CONSCIOUSLY FELT GOD EXPERIENCE. That is all because GOD IS ALL.
Therefore, after all your truth knowing, contemplating and pondering "Stand still and see (experience; feel happening) the salvation (Truth, Wholeness) of the Lord which He will show to you this day." Exodus 14:13
Be still, silent, open, receptive and patiently "wait upon the Lord" - wait for the very omnipresence of Infinite Life, Love, Abundance, Person, Place and Purpose ITSELF - GOD ITSELF; TRUTH ITSELF; THE MIRACLE ITSELF - to be FELT HAPPENING, for:
"Evildoers (those of material consciousness) shall be (are) cut off (unable to evidence Truth; That which Is): but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth." Psalm 37:9
"They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
The Book of Isaiah is full of the emptiness, pain and suffering experienced by the material consciousness and the fullness, glory and freedom of the consciousness imbued with and filled as GOD EXPERIENCED.
Here are a few more versus of this Chapter 40 (read it with spiritual discernment, the understanding that ONLY THE GOD EXPERIENCE CONSCIOUSLY FELT HAPPENING is Truth Experienced; Truth 'achieved'; the Actual AWAKENED and FREE state of Being experienced):
1Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
6All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
7The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
8The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
9O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
10Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
12Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
13Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
14With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
15Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
16And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
17All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
18To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
19The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
20He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
21Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
23That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
24Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
25To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
26Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Doesn't this speak to you of the whole world of material 'good and bad', of finiteness, struggle, discord, disease, poverty, famine, cruelty, injustice, unhappiness, impossibility AND the entire secret of Truth evidenced as you and all who "wait upon the Lord"?
Really we could do a whole day of classes on this one chapter of Isaiah. Maybe one day we will. Never would Truth be clearer and more tangibly evident than from the day we truly understand what Isaiah is sharing with us, and from the moment we CONTINUALLY LIVE TRUTH which means LIVING THE ACTUAL, TANGIBLE EXPERIENCE OF GOD FELT HAPPENING WITHIN as our ONLY reliance, our ONLY resource, our ONLY TRUE everything everywhere, rather than mental, material and physical living.
HEAR THE MESSAGE OF TRUTH FROM EVERY PROPHET
"I am the way, the truth, and the life." John 14:6
"To this end was I born and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth." John 18:37
"Christ (Truth; Consciousness) shall give thee light." Eph. 5:15
"Christ is all, and in all." Col. 3:11
"He (Truth experienced happening) dispels darkness (material limitation, discord, disease, poverty) by the light of Truth and delivers (reveals the Truth of) them who through fear and death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." Heb. 2:15
"He is before all things, and by him all things consist." Col. 1:17
"In him is life, and the life is the light of men." John 1:4
"I am the light of the world; he that follows me (knows and tangibly experiences Truth happening within) shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12
"I am the bread of life; he that comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst." John 6:35
"Every one that is of truth hears my voice (consciously experiences Truth happening, and relies on NONE ELSE)." John 18:37
"He that abides in me, and I in him (take note!), the same brings forth much fruit." John 15:5
"Without me ye can do nothing." John 15:5
"Come unto me (Truth within, consciously felt happening) all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me... and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matt. 11:28-30
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27
"Ye shall receive power after the Holy Ghost (Truth) is come upon you (is consciously experienced)." Acts 1:8
"When he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth." John 16:13
"The Comforter (Truth experienced), even the Holy Spirit... he shall teach you all things." John 14:26
"I will put my Spirit in you, and you shall live." Ezek. 37:14
"Know ye not that you are the temple of God (Truth fully embodied and perfect), and that the Spirit (Life; Experience; Actuality; Tangibility) of God dwells in you?" 1 Cor. 3:16
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is (where the experience of God felt happening within is taking place as the individual consciousness of you, me), there is liberty." 2 Cor. 3:17
"It is not ye that speak (live; experience Truth; Be Truth), but the Spirit of your Father (Truth Itself forever seeking expression as you) which speaks in you (as you)." Matt. 10:20
"It is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is (the only) Truth." 1 John 5:7
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." Zech. 4:6
"It is the Spirit that quickens (evidences Truthful Life; All Good), the flesh (the mental, physical, material) profits nothing." John 6:63
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know (tangibly experience) the things that are freely given us of God." 1 Cor. 2:12
OUR WORK THIS TWELFTH WEEK
Our work now is not 'ours' but His, Truths.
Rest, turn within, be still, attentive and receptive; be patient while you "wait on the Lord".
Wait until YOU achieve sufficient stillness, silence and receptivity - seeking the experience of God for ITS SAKE ONLY, not for any reason of 'yours' or the 'worlds' - until you FEEL TRUTH 'HAPPENING' WITHIN.
This is our daily work now - being still enough, silent enough, attentive enough so that That Which Is happening as Itself as us 24 hours a day can be FELT HAPPENING.
THAT ALONE is the Miracle; THAT ALONE is Truth evidenced; THAT ALONE is the 'healing' - the revealing of Truthful Being, Body, Thing, Amount, Activity, Place, Condition, World and Universe.
Let us devote ourselves more and more consistently to God, to Truth, to Spirit - thereby revealing all beings as divine, all things and activities and amounts as the Oneness of Love and Givingness, all of this world as Heaven, the Omnipresence of God, Good, as All.
Only by this way of living, BEING, are we awake, are we truthful to Truth, do we love God.
You are ever with me in the Consciousness of Truth.
With My Love,