The Great Need
(Along With Knowing God)
February 1st, 2018
I exist in this world as everyone else in the world does; yet I am not of this world. I am come not to bring peace, but a sword.
Of what is the Master speaking?
The only existence is what we have called God (and please, as we hear the word of truth, let us take it literally, more literally than we ever have). There is only one existence. We have called it God, spirit, truth, infinity, omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, incorporeality, love, life, presence. It doesn’t matter what name we give it. All names in themselves are wrong because that which is is entirely nameless. That which is is only experienceable, never nameable.
Even though all is the one eternal, invariable existence, if we have even one belief about it we cause a sense of separation from that which existence itself is, and then we suffer it. Just one belief.
Of course, we have been born into an infinity of beliefs. But there is one root belief that we, our universe and everything in it – the infinite variety of people, things, places, conditions, amounts, activities in our existence – are different from, separate from, lesser than God Itself. This is the core belief; and because every belief has an opposite, this core belief leaves us with an experience of a universe of pairs of opposites.
This is what the Master refers to. “I am come, not to bring peace, but a sword.” I am not here to bring peace among the pairs of opposites. There is no truth to any belief, to any opposite. There is only one truth, and that is God Itself. And so, I am come to bring a sword to the pairs of opposites, to destroy belief, to destroy the devil – meaning to show you that belief, the pairs of opposites, the devil, the belief in difference and separation from God, being less than God, is utterly false, has no power whatsoever, has no presence, no form, is not an entity because only God is.
Only God is entity, presence, power, form and so on. I have come to take a sword to cut away belief, to prove its nothingness; to show you that seeking the good things of this world in themselves, and being rid of the bad things in themselves have nothing to do with experiencing God.
When I have taken a sword to the pairs of opposites, I will show you truth. I will show you what truthful being is, your truthful being here and now. I will show you what truthful mind is, body is, thing and condition are here and now – not in some future ideal, but in and as the one reality here and now.
Come to Me; I will show you. I will show you what this world is here and now. It is heaven. It has not a single opposite in it. It is and has only God as it. Your consciousness is that; you are that; your world is that. Every person, thing and condition in your world is that one, here and now, not in some spiritually awakened future, not as potentiality, but here, now, this instant. God exists only now, this instant; the eternal now. “I am the same yesterday, today and forever.”
I am God. I am truth, and I am the visibility and tangibility of all that I am.
I, I, your I, your consciousness is God, is truth and has and sees and experiences only truth, because there is none else.
Now, when the Master had his ultimate realization, he told us that his commandments, the law that he gave us, supersedes and transcends every previously given spiritual law or commandment. In a few words, the Master gave us the two laws which entirely replace the old Hebraic laws. “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time. . . . but I say unto you. . . .”
We will deeply look at the laws, the commandments, given us by the Master, and bring them into daily living, and watch the abundant fruitage they bring forth.
It is important to understand that if we believe there are laws of old by which we can or should live our lives, we are off the straight and narrow path the Master revealed as being the one way of God experience; and if we are off the straight and narrow, we are one of the many who do not walk the path of truth. “The path is straight and narrow, and few there be that walk it.”
It is rare, indeed, to find an individual on earth, in any age, who understands and truly lives by the Christ law or commandment. Very rare. Those who do are the presence of God on earth. Wherever they are, there is liberty, there is happiness, there is life, there is love, there is peace, there is joy. Let us be among the rare ones who live in My Universe, live as My Universe, not in and affected by and struggling to survive in a belief-universe of pairs of opposites.
How do you know when you are on the straight and narrow path? How do you measure how your consciousness is, how well you are living by the one truth, how well you are being the presence of truth? It is by your reaction to the world, by your reaction to the appearance of pairs of opposites and their suggestion of reality.
How do you react to bad and how do you react to good? Are you still relieved and excited about the good of the world, and do you still protect yourself from the bad of the world? Are you in fear of the bad of the world, and that which seems to threaten you? I was. I lived for seven years in such deep, deep fear; trembling with fear as I used to go to bed to try to get some sleep, and still trembling with fear as I woke up. The first sign I noticed as I began to awaken to truth, was the lessening of fear. That is usually the case with people, the lessening of fear, and the lessening of reaction to the world, both its good and bad.
In these ten-plus years of the Miracle Self, something is starkly obvious. We, as spiritual students or devotees or awakening ones, tend to be well versed in the letter of truth. We understand what God is, what meditating is, what seeking God is, what resting receptively in God is.
There really isn’t much of a problem there. We can read any of our books or Joel's, listen to any of our classes or Joel's, and pretty quickly feel that beautiful comfort, light and peace that fills us as we absorb the letter of truth. A calm comes over us. We can even sit in stillness and receptivity, in that awareness of God being the only, God being the truth of being, God being individual being, God being the truth of the world, and have the most beautiful, peaceful, even blissful, meditations.
I have seen this among the MS students for ten years. In many other teachings as well, we can watch the students sit in deep and blissful peace, and yet continue to struggle with the same fears, pains, lacks, limitations, diseases, immorality and injustice that the rest of humanity struggles with.
What is missing? What is missing – majorly missing as far as I’ve seen and I know as far as Joel saw too – is understanding what he called the nature of error. I have never liked that phrase, so we haven’t had it in the Miracle Self. We have the nature of (the truth of) form or experience, life, the world, objectivity. It is the same thing – the “nature of error.”
What Is This World?
What is this world? Why does the world appear as it does? Why do we appear to be human beings with a mental mind, a physical body, living in a material world?
We do not deeply enough understand the nature of objectivity or form. This is why, even as long term spiritual students, many thousands still yearn to live in My Universe, free of the pairs of opposites, but have not yet attained it. The yearning continues until the nature of form, the nature of experience, the nature of that which appears to be corporeal (but is one hundred percent incorporeal) is understood and lived.
By the way, the “nature of error” — (let me speak of my own confusion and the confusion I’ve seen among the students about this term) — I believed, spoke about the nature of bad, but that is untrue. The nature of error is the nature of belief, both good and bad. Joel speaks thoroughly about this. Both good and bad are erroneous experiences in themselves. In truth, in My Kingdom, there are no opposites. Good vs. bad does not exist. Only God exists. In truth, we are not interested in replacing bad with its opposite, good. We are not interested in replacing diseased flesh with healthy flesh, hate with love, lack and limitation with wealth and prosperity, starvation with food supplies, homelessness with homes.
These are all pairs of opposites, but in My Kingdom neither good nor bad exists. Only God is. All is God – infinite and unconditional, already present good – which has no opposite.
So the nature of error, translated, is the nature of belief. Once we understand what form is, and the nature of belief, along with the nature of God, and live in and as God's universe, we are free in God. Belief no longer exists in us. We are free of believing ourselves as personal selves, believing the mental mind, the physical body, the material world. The objective experience devoid of belief is, in itself, innocent and impotent, and is witnessed as true, as God, as limitless.
God Is Mind Is Form
We have been given a beautifully clear message about the nature of form in The 7 Spiritual Steps To Solving Any Problem. God is mind, which in turn is form.
God is all, therefore mind is God – not the human sense of mind, the mental mind, but true mind which is God. If God is all, mind has to be God, and indeed is. And mind is itself form. Form does not exist outside of us, separate and different from us. The world, the universe does not exist outside of you. The body does not exist outside of you. Thought, including thought taking place in the 7.6 billion people on earth today, does not exist outside of you. The entire universe exists in and as you. And what are you? Individual God being or I or consciousness.
At our current level of “human” awareness – “one of the many mansions in my Father’s house” – mind is objective. Hence we have the experience of objectively formed life – time and space; cause and effect; the five senses of hearing, seeing tasting, touching, smelling. Because the mind is objective, our thoughts are objective. But realize, objective awareness and thought are simply our sense of oneness, experienced at and as our current level of awareness, or mind (which is objective).
Mind does not and cannot change God into something God isn’t. Mind cannot change oneness into twoness, or multiplicity. All is God, all is one, and all eternally remains one. All remains God. All remains of the nature, the character, the form, the presence of God because there isn’t anything but God despite how we may experience it.
Look into your room and realize that although we each experience our rooms as objective, as constituting space, distance, shape, color, fragrance, sound, texture – everything we see as that which makes up the totality of our rooms – none of it is actually objective, none of it contains actual distance, nothing is finite, separate, different. All is one; all is God in actuality – not in potential, but in actuality.
Knowing this, do you begin to see how the Master was able to tell us, “I am in this world, but I am not of this world.” Hear him say, I am in your room, but I do not experience it as material sense experiences it. I am in the same room you are in. I see the same room. I can walk with you from one corner to another. I can sit on the couch with you. I can walk in and out with you. I am experiencing the same room; however, I am not of the material room. I know and I live and I am God-sense, I. And so are you when you know and live the truth.
All is God or I; therefore you are I, this room is I, all it constitutes is I.
I live and move and have my being in and as God; and God lives and moves and has Its being in and as you.
What does God experience as this experience we name our rooms? God experiences the only thing that can be truly experienced, which is God itself as all.
"Ye are gods." You are infinite. Your senses are, and detect, only infinity despite what you may believe about them
You are omnipresence. Your senses are, and detect only omnipresence.
Look into your room again and realize that, despite belief and appearance, you are detecting infinite formation. You are detecting omnipresence itself, the whole of God simultaneously present at and as each point of your consciousness, as all you are conscious of.
Look at an object in your room. Realize that you are observing the whole of God appearing to sense as that object. The whole of creation is right there. Omnipresence is what you are and what you detect – again, not in potential but as here-and-now reality. God is not potential; God is; and because God is all and indivisible, all is indivisible infinity and omnipresence.
God is the omnipresence of Itself. The whole of God exists at every point of the infinitude at the same time. So we can observe any place, any object, any person, and realize that we are witnessing, literally, the entirety of God as that which is presenting Itself to our sense.
When I see you, I do not have a human being in my sense. Belief will try to tempt me to accept that you are human, but I am not interested in belief. “I am in the world, but not of it.” When I receive a letter, an email or a telephone call from you, God is presenting itself to me in the form of you. To appearance it looks like you, sounds like you, is defined as you. However, it is not you as you have believed yourself to be. Your reality is not human. The only being, the only mind, the only body is God. Therefore, the only being that presents itself to me as you is God being.
Knowing the letter of this truth, if I fall foul of belief and am hypnotized into accepting that instead of being free and fulfilled God being, you need healing, you have a disease, you are injured, you are sad, you are homeless, you are starving, then I instantly have two – God and a human who is incomplete and suffering. I instantly have a divided consciousness. In other words, I do not know or I am not upholding the nature of form -- which is entirely that of God sensed objectively. I have fallen foul of belief. I am not upholding the one truth that only God is within and without.
Remember, the only thing that ever presents itself to you is God (because nothing exists except God). The only thing that ever presents itself to us is the incorporeal or spirit, not as God potential that can somehow be brought forth into outer truth, but as literal being, form, amount, place. The only being, the only body, the only object, the only amount, the only place, the only condition that presents itself to us is God.
Belief will suggest, with convincing images, that something is amiss with you, that you need help in one or more categories of life. But remember: “I am in the world but I am not of it.” You are a god, whether you are aware of it or not. And because one with God is a majority, when I know your truth and live by that one truth, refusing belief and its suggestion that you are sick or injured, that you lack some form of good, that you are human and not a god, that you have within you the God potential but it is not yet evident “out here”; if I can ignore all such appearance – “Judge not by the appearance, but judge righteous judgment” – and rest in God, feeling the presence, then I will quickly evidence you as you are, and the so-called “healing” has taken place. My experience of the presence of God releases the dark of belief for us both, and you step free.
“If you see me” – if you see this man, if you see this fleshly body – “you see the Father who sent me” – the Father who is this very presence. Why? Because God is all, therefore any person or thing that is present in our consciousness is the one presence which is God. Jesus is sharing universal truth with us. If you see me, Paul, then what you see is God – not because Paul can be God, but because “Paul” is nothing in himself but is just a concept of being. See through the concept and you see God because God is the only being, therefore the only being you can experience.
If I appear to have something wrong with me, the appearance is a false image. I may call you and say, “Help, I have cancer, or I have a broken bone, or I have a migraine, or I am sad, I am homeless, I am penniless” – whatever the picture may be. If you can ignore the claim and uphold the one truth – that the only picture presenting itself to you, the only being presenting itself to you, inclusive of his or her whole experience is, despite appearance, God – then you avoid making the mistake of attempting to do something to help me at the level of appearance, even spiritually, and realize that the I of you is the I of me, which is God-I. I senses itself; God senses God which is forever whole and complete.
The I of you that senses me is God-I sensing itself, apparent to sense to be “you” sensing “me.” But your I is the whole of God sensing my I which is also the whole of God.
Now tell me where a problem exists? There is none.
Your I is the spirit and truth of you, and my I is the spirit and truth of me – that being God as all-of-all. The I of us is itself as universal all; the I of us sees itself, has all that it is as universal all. In other words, all that is sensed is visible and tangible God, good. As long as “we” do not get in the way, filling sense with belief, I is and sees and experiences all that it universally is “for us.”
All you have to do is be the window of God, which knows the one truth and rests receptively in that truth, letting God Itself reveal Itself as the person presenting him- or herself to you for you have a quick and powerful healing on your hands. You then witness the pictures changing right in front of you to reveal the truthful being – in this case me, my body and world.
But if you fall foul of the appearance, and are tempted to do something to help me at that level of false imagery, then you instantly divide your consciousness. In divided consciousness God is not on the scene for you nor for me who has come to you for help. God is all; God is visible and tangible throughout your consciousness, within and without. But if you divide your consciousness you cannot see God, you cannot have God evident and real, even though God is all that you are and sense. It takes your knowing this truth and then your letting God see for you, for you to evidence God as real, visible and tangible.
There is no God available on the scene to you or to me who have a divided consciousness. In divided consciousness we have to do our best to help each other at the level of the problem because God cannot help. God cannot be evident, God cannot be visible through a divided consciousness. God is evident only as God is.
In The Nag Hammadi Scriptures we have The Concept of Our Great Power. It beautifully describes the nature of form.
Whoever knows the Great Power will be saved. . . . Whoever knows our great power will become invisible.
This is speaking of our invisibility among the pairs of opposites. In truth, as we transcend the pairs of opposites, which are belief, we are invisible to them, and immune to them.
Understand, you are consciousness. The entirety of you is consciousness. There is nothing about you except consciousness. There is nothing about your entire universe except consciousness. Everything you see, hear, taste, touch, smell is, in fact, despite appearance, consciousness. Your and my sense of consciousness – sense of that which is – is plastic to whatever we believe. You are your experience of life; I am my experience of life. Whatever we are consciously being is our life experience.
In belief, we experience both good and bad even though only good exists in truth. We experience good and bad because we believe that which appears to be real in itself. We are being believers and so suffer that which belief is – good and bad. But in God consciousness, we experience God, good, as all because we are being that which God is by letting God be, exist, for us.
For instance, in material sense, which is belief, there is both healthy and diseased flesh. We all know it. In spiritual consciousness, in My Kingdom, My Universe, disease does not exist. Only I exists; and here's the miracle. “I am in this world, but I am not of it.” This does not speak of a person, but of I itself. I, as individual being, am consciously experiencing this world, but I am not of it. I am of I alone. I can sense anything throughout infinity, and as long as I remain being I alone, that which I sense will be of the nature, quality and limitlessness of God – of I. I is, and senses itself as all; therefore all is witnessed as I, no matter what form or activity I may appear to be at this moment.
So let us together walk, in our imaginations, to a person who is suffering disease of one sort or another. Let us realize that they are suffering it only because they have unwittingly fallen foul of the belief that disease is real, and the hoped for belief that disease can be cured. They are stuck in the hypnotic belief of pairs of opposites. So here we are presented with bad, and the temptation to believe that we can help to relieve the person of his or her suffering by replacing the bad with good, the diseased flesh with healthy flesh. Our love for people is the greatest temptation to help relieve them at the level of the problem. We have to resist that temptation. We have to love people as gods in the only way it is possible: by being a god ourselves. "Love your neighbor as thyself" – as I, God, Am. Loving people as I Am is the only true love.
Now let us embrace this dear one in the consciousness of truth, as spiritual being, as pure consciousness, as I Am. We are in the world, but not of it. We have only I in and as consciousness. Only I. We’ll see the person suffering, but we will not have any attachment, any belief about it because in My Kingdom, in My Universe, disease simply does not exist and nor does its opposite – healthy physical flesh. Only I is. Now, as we embrace the person in I, not falling foul of the belief of disease but staying in I, tangibly experiencing the presence of God, the disease melts. “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” One with God is a majority, therefore where we are in the consciousness of God, disease dissolves from sense and truth becomes evident.
There are two wonderful examples (among many) in The Secret Life of Plants. If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to. It’s a fascinating book. Scientists wanted to discover how plants react to intention. Polygraphs were attached to various plants in a laboratory and a series of tests were conducted. Usually, at the end of a day’s experiments, an assistant would go around and removed the polygraphs from the plants to let them rest. One night, when they'd completed weeks of experiments, they had planned for a janitor to come in in the morning to remove and destroy the plants, which they had no more use for.
That night they did not remove the polygraphs, having arranged that the janitor do it in the morning before he took the plants to be burned. As planned, in the morning, the janitor came in early before the scientists, unhooked the plants and took them to be destroyed.
When the scientists arrived, they were shocked to notice the polygraphs had recorded a severe stress response from the plants, which grew more intense as the hour approached at which they were to be taken and destroyed. The plants had realized their impending destruction, and panicked.
In other words, whatever we are being is the quality, the activity, the nature of the forms in our consciousness. Why? Consciousness and form are one.
It’s a fascinating book full of such experiments. With spiritual discernment we understand the results of the experiments at a deeper level. Whatever we are being toward form, whatever we “know” (believe) about that which presents itself to us, and whatever our intention is toward it (because of our belief) is how form is in our experience.
Even at the human level of good and bad, if we show love, if we show appreciation, if we show joy, then plants grow faster and more abundantly, more colorfully, with greater fragrance. Yields of crops and fruits are significantly greater – twenty or thirty percent greater – just by loving our plants and crops. But if we do not love plants, if we don’t care for them, if we don’t give them loving attention, they either grow minimally or they wither; or, if we have real disdain for them, they die. I have recently seen a stark example of this, where the son of a devoted gardener took over the business after his Father passed on, and whole beds of roses, shrubs and even trees quickly withered and died under his lax stewardship.
It is the same with not only plants but with all form. We are our experience. Whatever we are wittingly or unwittingly being is itself our formed experience. “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.” Matthew 25:29
Another prominent example of this, even at the good vs. bad level, is Masaru Emoto’s work with water and his discoveries with crystals formed in frozen water revealing astonishing beauty when concentrated thoughts of love are directed toward them, compared to when the opposite, uncaring or hateful thoughts are directed toward them, they appear ugly and discolored. It is the most incredible proof that we are our experience.
Now, as we lift away from pairs of opposites, into God, we discover that what we know of God as all reveals itself as all form of experience. This is the true nature of form, the nature of that which we experience.
At the pairs of opposites level of awareness, when we pour love out to people, flowers, our homes, our things, our gardens, our businesses, our world, they respond to that love and reveal a greater degree of beauty, joy, success, abundance, happiness.
In God, devoid of the pairs of opposites, when we recognize all to be the presence of God, all form becomes that of God – infinite, omnipresent, unconditional good itself.
As we celebrate God, love God, realize God as all in our consciousness – as every person, thing, condition, place, amount, activity – then form opens up and reveals itself to be the I am we are being.
If we are not in God consciousness, and so experience ill health, stress, anger, exhaustion, struggle, lack, limitation (and every other human difficulty), our experience of people, things and conditions will reflect this that we are being. We watch it everywhere in humanity. If a person experiences angry people, it is because they are being anger. If a person is continually exhausted, it is because thy are being exhaustion. If a person continually struggles to find love and harmony in partnership or marriage, or equality and justice in their world, it is because they are being disharmony, or inequality or injustice. “If you do not know yourselves, then you dwell in poverty and you are poverty.” Gospel of Thomas, Saying 3
I and form are one. Whatever I am being is the experience of form, including people, that I witness. We cannot escape this law of consciousness. Because consciousness is all, whatever you are consciously being, compared to what I am consciously being, is the difference you and I will experience in our worlds, even if we are standing side by side with each other.
When we realize and commit to being a god, which means that we recognize that nothing but God is – no being but God is, no mind but God is, no body but God is; no place, amount, condition but God is (“Judge not by the appearance, but judge righteous judgment”; realize that I am that which is presenting itself to you. I am. Never anything but I is presenting Itself to you); when we realize this, when we operate in our world with the discipline to recognize this one truth, when we commit to being the presence, being the consciousness of oneness, not twoness, not divided consciousness but one consciousness, so that we consciously know, we are consciously aware that every person who presents themselves to us this day is the very presence of God Itself – not a human, not with a mental mind, not with a physical body, but recognizing the presence of God, then we are in and being the consciousness that reveals itself as healthy, vital and youthful being and body of all who enter our awareness.
This is what the Master told us when he said, “Do not walk by.” Do not walk by ignoring anyone, meaning do not walk by a single person, animal, plant, thing, amount, sound, fragrance, without consciously realizing that he, she or it is God.
I do not need to do anything for you, even spiritually, unless I believe I need to do something for God. The only thing I need to do is to recognize you as your truth, and then hand the whole thing over to God, in effect saying to God,
“Okay, show me who you are as this person. I know it is you. I will not be fooled by belief. I know it is you. Beyond knowing it is you I cannot do anything of my own self to reveal you. Only you are, and only you can reveal yourself to my sense. Reveal Thyself. I have given way. I have become a vacuum, a nothingness. 'I of mine own self can do nothing.' I cannot reveal God. I cannot reveal anything of truth because I of my own self am nothing. 'It is the Father within me that does these works.'”
The Father reveals the father. The Father reveals the truth of every he and she and it, but can only do so when we know that all already is God, and therefore needs nothing.
This is the nature and revelation of form, the truth of form made evident.
Continuing with The Concept of Our Great Power.
Fire will be unable to consume such a person, but it will purify.
When we observe what appears to be the pairs of opposites – let's say we observe disease, or contamination, germs, accident, unhappiness, homelessness – that very appearance or suggestion purifies us. We are drawn back into the purity of I in order to recognize the truth and therefore set the false imagery free, see it dissolved.
And it will destroy all that you possess.
The entire universe of pairs of opposites, all belief and things of belief, all that we still possess are destroyed or dissolved until we are naked in God as a god, and free.
For all those in whom my form appears . . . will be saved.
All who are in God consciousness; all those who “abide in me, and me in them” will be saved; will be lifted right out of this world of the pairs of opposites into My Kingdom, My Universe. They still experience the world, but they are not of it, and cannot be affected by it.
Upon them are placed these obligations, to gather together all that is lost and the letters of our great Power [the living word of truth], that the great Power may write your name in our bright light and bring the thoughts and deeds of others [those still in belief, living by the pairs of opposites, reliant on mental, physical and material resource] to an end.
This explains the healing consciousness. Again, let us say we see a person with a disease. The bright light we are being brings an end to the others, as described here, the thoughts and deeds, the material experience of others. As soon as your or my presence is on the scene as the light of God, all belief, all pairs of opposites melt to reveal the truthful form as long as we can remain un-fooled by appearance, and know, consciously know that only God stands before us, and then leave it up to God to reveal itself as being all that exists.
Then these may be purified, scattered, destroyed and brought together in the place no one can see [the place that is invisible to material sense]. You will see me and prepare your dwelling places in our great Power. Come to know how what has gone has come to be, that you may know how what is alive comes to be.
Come to know how that which disappears – how the pairs of opposites, which disappear in the presence of truth – does so. Then you come to know how what is alive, what is truthful, becomes evident as objective form – the image and likeness of God; earth as it is in heaven.
And know how to recognize this, and what that aeon looks like, what its nature is, and how it comes into being. Why don’t you ask what your nature will be, or how you have come into being?
Know God, know the nature of God, of reality, of the incorporeal being the infinity and omnipresence of all; then know mind, and that mind is form; and then you understand the nature of objective experience – this world – and how its truth is made evident.
We'll jump a few chapters to–
The Revealer Triumphs Over the Archons and Ascends
Then the ruler of the underworld [belief] took him but he discovered that his flesh was such that it could not be seized and shown to the archons. He kept saying, “Who is this? What is this?” His word has abolished the law of the aeon.”
There it is. God consciousness – the law, the principle, the presence of God – has abolished every other law.
He is from the word of the Power of life. He is stronger than the command of the rulers [belief, the devil, the pairs of opposites, all human and material laws, all other commandments], and they could not dominate him by their action.
Belief, the pairs of opposites, human and material laws cannot affect or dominate us, do not have power over us, when we know and consciously live oneness.
The rulers searched to find out what had happened. They did not know that this was the sign of their demise and the moment of change of the aeon. The sun went under during the day, and the day became dark. The demons were shaken. After this he will appear as he is ascending. The sign of the aeon that is to come will become visible, and the aeons will be dissolved [this is what we are given when we say that God is not invisible, but that we make ourselves invisible to God by believing that which appears to be. The infinity of God is perfectly visible, however we have to be of the one God consciousness in order to see, to have that which is God].
Blessed will they be who understand what is discussed with them and will be revealed to them. Blessed will they be, for they will come to understand truth: you have found rest in the heavens.
We have found rest in earth as it is in heaven. Heaven is right here as what belief describes as earth. Earth as it is in heaven is visible and real as we are being its consciousness – the one consciousness that understands that all form is God; and then, as we leave God to reveal Itself as the truth of all form in and “through” our vacuum, our nothingness of personal self.
And finally, the last short chapter of this Concept of Our Great Power. It is very beautiful.
The Third Age of the Spirit Is an Aeon of Beauty
Then mercy will come. The firmaments will collapse down to the abyss. The children of matter will perish. From that moment they will not exist. Then will appear the souls who are holy through the light of the Power that is exalted above all powers, the immeasurable, the universal. That is I, and all who know me. They will be in the aeon of beauty, and the aeon of marriage, and they will be adorned through life. After praising the one who is in incomprehensible oneness, they behold him on account of his will that is within them.
As God consciousness is lived, as we who have awakened to true identity and are living it here on earth; as we have mastered form and have no attachment to anything of appearance in itself, no desire, no need because we now live as a god with only God as our life, our mind, our body, our supply and our world, “the children of matter will perish; and from that moment they will not exist.” We have transcended “this world” and entered My Universe. We are free and purposeful in God.
They all have come to be as reflections in His light. They all have shone, and they have found rest in His rest. The one who is in oneness will free the souls being chastised, and they come to live in purity.
In other words, we free all appearance of the pairs of opposites; we are the presence of the light of God which is itself the freedom of matter, the so-called healing of disease, lack and limitation, the revealing of truth where untruth seemed to exist. All “come to live” – be evident, visible and tangible — “in purity.”
They will see the holy ones and call out to them, “Have mercy on us, Power above all powers.” For [they are no longer] in the iniquity that exists [in the world; in belief] [and give] to him [the one who is in oneness] their eyes.
People will recognize you, and come for their healing, their freedom, their truth. People reach out to you from all over the world for their release from the pain and struggle of belief. This is why any of us, even in a measure of true spiritual consciousness, start receiving students, healing requests, teaching requests. Where even a measure of the light of God is, there the world comes.
This will be your experience as the light of truth shines ever more brightly in and as you. We had a beautiful experience recently. A student couldn’t believe that someone who he’s known years, and has never visited him before, drove four hours to see him, to sit with him for a little while. This person did not even know why he was drawn so insistently to sit with our friend, but the draw was so strong that he came. We know why. His spirit called him to sit in the presence of truth. People come. People recognize you and are drawn to the light of God in you, to have freedom.
[Others] do not seek him because they do not seek us, nor do they believe us. They have acted in accordance with the creation of the rulers and the other rulers of creation. We also have behaved according to our fleshly origin, in the creation of the rulers, which establishes law. Yet we are the ones who have come to live in the unchangeable aeon.
I am in the world but I am not of it.
Let us take into deep contemplation, and then into silence the nature of form this month. Let us truly and more deeply than ever understand what form is and why, in belief, it appears to consist of both good and bad; and then why both the good and the bad dissolve in the presence of the consciousness of oneness.
Let us understand this, live in God consciousness – in My Universe, in the world but not of it – and witness such freedom and purpose as we have never known before now.
Copyright © 2018 Paul F. Gorman
P.S. By the end of the next week the new pocketbook I Am NOW (A Meditation) will be published as a companion to I Am (A Meditation). The pocketbook will also be published free and unabridged on Miracle Self Books ONLINE.
We will be sending an announcement to all on publishing day.
Then, the next major book project and the next to be published, is Awareness Itself: Being Aware of Awareness Itself.
It looks at the moment as if we have a March publishing date. I'll keep you informed!
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We can only gaze in wonder and fall in gratitude at the many, many thousands around the world experiencing healing, feeding, clothing, housing, prosperity, safety, security, love, justice, freedom made freely tangible for them as our spiritual family fills their consciousness with the substance of truth, and lets it loose in the world to reveal ever more of earth as it is in heaven.
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