The greatest secret of awakening – a secret that saves students years or even decades of struggle – is to realize that the I Am of individual being is already whole and complete.
We are unaware of this truth, and it is this unawareness that makes life appear to be filled with both good and bad health, finances, relationship, home, business, and so on.
Our unawareness leads us to the greatest mistake we make as so-called spiritual students: studying to awaken.
We believe that we "do not have" the consciousness required to experience the true good of life. Our "have not" belief unwittingly taps into the infallible law of consciousness in a negative way.
That law is this. Consciousness out-pictures whatever we individually realize we have and whatever we believe we have not.
"Whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that which he has." (Matthew 13:12)
This is the fundamental law of consciousness. It is explained in great detail throughout our books (particularly work with the two pocketbooks I Am and I Am Now. They are both wonderful meditations that lift you into the "I am, I have" state of awareness).
The moment we believe we have to study to awaken from an unillumined state into a spiritual (illumined) state, we have fallen into the trap of the personal self. As long as we believe we are personal "Marys, Johns, Alices, and Pauls," and then study to make ourselves more spiritual, we will be studying forever. We will still be studying in ten or even fifty years time with little or no spiritual good showing forth in our lives – certainly not the abundant good promised throughout Scripture.
This happened to me, and I see it happening with almost every student. (It took me twenty years to finally come to the I Am realization. Then spiritual good opened up rapidly in my experience.)
When you grasp that the I AM of you – your pure consciousness – is God ("I and my Father are one") then the "process" of awakening changes from studying to awaken to clearing the fog of the unawakened sense.
I do not have the space here to provide you with all the whys and wherefores – go to Miracle Self Books Online to freely read Miracle Self books; this selection of our books provides you with a deep education in awakening – but let me give you the golden key to work with immediately.
The greatest and most rapid way of clearing the fog of the unawakened sense is to first realize that your pure consciousness is already all that God is and has ("Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours"), then to fill your mind with truth statements morning, noon, and night, and third, to rest and relax many times throughout the day (10-20 times, for 1-5 minutes, or longer occasionally, as you feel you would like to) simply being still ("Be still, and know that I am God"), letting God get on with being God as individual you as "you" remain silent and receptive.
The Miracle Self Daily Snippets provide you with marvelous statements of truth with which to fill your mind throughout the day.
Every minute you entertain these truths in consciousness the fog of the unawakened state is clearing to reveal the wonders and miracles of God as individual you.
Be patient, keep truth active in consciousness, never forget the I AM, I HAVE NOW truth of your identity, and most importantly of all, give God plenty of space and freedom in you (by your periods of emptiness and silence) to be evident "through" you and your world.
I Am with you always.