I sought Him in the crib...
And it was empty.
I searched for Him in Bethlehem...
And He was gone.
And an angel said;
Seek Him in the rubble and
the trash heap.
Seek Him in the Tenements and
Seek Him in the hearts of the lowly."
And I fell on my knees before them...
For there lay my God.
What is seen as a human body is mind's interpretation of every facet of Individualized Divine Consciousness.
my body can only be eternally-- perfect
Divine Consciousness can not and is not conscious of anything
Otherwise it would not be infinite.
Love is the cohesive element of One expressing ITself
in, as, and through many.
“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It will transcend a personal God and avoid dogma and theology.”
“The common idea that I am an atheist is based on a big mistake. Anyone who interprets my scientific theories this way did not understand them.”
"Time and space are not conditions in which we live, but modes by which we think.”
“Matter is spirit reduced to the point of visibility. There is no matter.”
“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.”
“I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.”
As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God because he was my friend.
But then, instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone, I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and cried; "How can you be so slow?"
"My child" He said, "What could I do? You never did let go."
Grace is the normal natural flow of a consciousness that is no longer impeded or conditioned by beliefs of two powers, duality, and separation.
Divine Consciousness is never less than full and complete for it knows no opposites.
It is omnipresent.
Divine Consciousness is infinitely fulfilling ITself.
IT is a state of fulfillment never sending fulfillment to individuals regardless of how many prayers they say, or how many chants they chant, how many sacrifices they make, or how they beg and plead for there is no such thing as an individual in need of fulfillment.
If I desire fulfillment in any aspect of my life, I must first align with the only Source of fulfillment eternally fulfilling ITself in infinite form and variety and realize that because there is only ONE,
I already AM fulfillment.
OMNISCIENCE knows nothing about;
There was a little girl (innocent humanhood)
Who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead. (conditioned thought obliterating her third eye)
When she was good she was very very good but when she was bad, she was horrid.
(duality and separation)
Truth is within ourselves.
There is an inmost center in us all,
Where the Truth abides in fulness; and to know
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape,
Than in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without.
Can you leave all your material dependencies? Can you leave your dependency on your family for love, justice, and mercy, and expect these only from the Father?
Can you turn from expecting justice from a judge and jury, and expect it from the Father within your own being? Can you turn from expecting gratitude, reward, recognition, or appreciation from you employer or employees, or from members of your family, and seek your good only in the Farther within? Can you follow only the Spirit within and not personal sense without?
Are you still at that place where you say to the Master, "No, go on for a season, I must catch more fish for my family, Go on, while I stay behind and rely on human beings for recognition and reward, cooperation and gratitude." Or have you reached that point of consciousness that the Disciples had reached when without question they laid down their nets"
Leave Your Nets--Chapter "Fishers of Men" by Joel S. Goldsmith
Be still, so still that your breath
becomes an inflow and outflow of peace
from a Source deeper than mind,
body, or circumstance.
Drop all resistance and feel yourself
embraced in an Ocean of Stillness,
carried on waves of Grace.
Rest like a wave--
in an Ocean of peace
beyond its endurance,
for the Soul rests in God
with total assurance.
Patricia Ferrara-IW practitioner
Never is our inner fulfillment dependent upon anything or anybody in the world of effect. "Go with a tender step" to the inner sanctuary and there plant the seeds of your outer life. Each truth recalled will soon become alive and bear rich fruitage as though you had planted actual seeds in the nourishing soil of God's earth.
Sara Robbins wrote; "Let each within his heart a temple build--where no man is a stranger." While waiting quietly at the Center, your realization of Oneness assures your oneness with every spiritual idea and every spiritual being whom you can bless and serve and who can in turn be a blessing and service to you.
Between times do not allow the human mind to become active with attempting to meet the problem at its own level. Do not "peek" even to see how things are unfolding in the outer scene. Keep the golden chain unbroken for upon the chain is the golden key which is better, far better than Aladdin's wonderful lamp.
Stop thinking and stop talking about the problem and think about God instead. Make of your soul a sanctuary, make of your heart an altar, make of your mind a temple, and when you leave that secret place of the most High you shall find as did Emerson, that a Watcher, a Holy one, walks behind with long affectionate glances of inexhaustible Love.
Dorothy Moore/IW practitioner
THIS IS THE WAY
And this is the way to care for the planet
We love our planet when we know...
We flee the hunter's bullet and
We are polluted and prostituted and
We are hacked to death by chainsaws
We know and feel the pain and
We begin to hear the cries of
Invisible obstreperous intrusion
Like subtle bits of stale and
acrid air that assult then
fragment the whole.
Asleep in dull distraction, the false
forever craves its lover-
who comes quickly bearing gifts-
empty boxes gayly wrapped
cacophany of ego balm
While Soul in Silence,