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December 1, 2021 - "THE WHOLE SPIRIT OF GOD IN ACTION!"

“Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness.”
— David Bohm


"When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” John 16:13

"To the Christian Metaphysician the Holy Spirit is just what the name implies, the whole Spirit of God in action." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 182

"You should cleanse and purify your heart through fasting and austerities, wash your spirit to make it clean and repress your knowledge. The Tao is profound and almost impossible to describe!" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 191

"As we do really cooperate with the Spirit of God in fulfilling His plan in us, all that is within us bursts into the beauty of wholeness." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 41

"When combined with the Western way of doing things, the Buddhist principle of seeing and acting non-dualistically will totally change our way of life." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 84

"When we are conscious of the fact that in our life and our work we are true to the eternal principle of right, of truth, of justice that runs through all the universe... we will always be tranquil and undisturbed." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite. 89

"It is inevitable that as the consciousness of man is spiritualized so is his body." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 266

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.” ― C.G. Jung

“With that he breathed on them and said, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.'” John 20:22

As we complete this year of sharing The Good News of the Gospels, this month we reflect on the New LIfe of Spirit we may choose to live.

Jesus' final demonstration of spiritual awareness: his crucifixion, resurrection and ascension, is an inspiration for all of us to "...do the works that I do; and greater works than these..." John 13:12. In this demonstration Jesus plays out a common mythological theme of death and rebirth. As far back as four thousand years ago to Tammuz in Sumner, Osiris in Egypt, Dionysus, Bachus, Baal, Mithras and more have played out this theme.

Jesus takes this theme to a new level, the ascension experience: not only born again but from above, rising to a new level of consciousness. This is the Holy Spirit level, allowing the Whole Spirit of God to be in action in us.

Here we realize our wholeness, live in harmony with the universe, conscious of the animating principle of life, the omnipresence of Truth and of our unity.

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-discovery!

Please affirm with us: “I Am the Whole Spirit of God in action; I realize peace, wholeness and abundance in unity; We are one!"

Thank you God, thank you God, thank you God!

For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!

 

November 24, 2021 - "THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH!"

“Truth is exact correspondence with reality.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda


"I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.” John 14:16-17

"The Spirit of Truth is God's thought projecting into our minds ideas that will build a spiritual consciousness... it brings new life into our bodies." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 180

"Your shape is given you by Heaven and Earth. Life is not yours to have, it is the combining harmony of Heaven and Earth... You should walk, therefore, as if you don't know where you are gong; remain where you are without knowing why; eat without knowing what you're tasting. All this arises from the yang breath of Heaven and Earth." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 190-91

"God has much to be done, and He will reveal the plan to those who seek it, and will open the way of progress and success to those who are really willing to give up preconceived opinions and to grasp the Truth as the Holy Spirit reveals it." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 125

"Without being peace, we cannot do anything for peace. If we cannot smile, we cannot help other people to smile. If we are not peaceful, then we cannot contribute to the peace movement." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 80

"In the degree that we come into a full realization of our oneness with the Infinite Power do we become calm and quiet, undisturbed by the little occurrences that before so vex and annoy us." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite. 88

"There comes a time to each of us in our spiritual ongoing when the lesser good should be overshadowed by the greater. Our goal is nothing less than the realization of complete oneness with God. This is Christ mastery." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 239-40

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things." - Isaac Newton

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

Between Jesus' return to Jerusalem and his arrest and crucifixion lie much of his most difficult and least understood teachings. When we read the sayings about "The end of the age", "The Great Judgement" and the coming of the Kingdom (second coming) from a literal standpoint, they can be quite confusing and troublesome. If we are, confused and troubled by them, then we have missed the keys to their understanding. "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things take place," (Mt 24:34, Mk 13:30, Lk 21:32)

Literally, these events did take place within the span of the generation to whom Jesus was speaking. The similarity of these events and later occurrences to the present day are testimony to the truth that our lessons repeat themselves until they are learned.

This month we are focusing on some of the promises of Jesus' final teachings that come with trusting God as our source and supply, turning to the indwelling presence of Spirit, the Divine harmony, protection and guidance of the Spirit of Truth.

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-discovery!

Please affirm with us: “There is only One Presence, One Power, God the Good Omnipotence!"

Thank you God, thank you God, thank you God!

For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!

November 17, 2021 - "DIVINE HARMONY!"

“He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.”

  — Marcus Aurelius

"The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke 17:20-21
 
"Our body is now tuned to the divine harmony; we shall find the keynote by listening in the silence to the singing soul." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 173

"Rein in your understanding, unify your stance and the spirit will dwell within you. Virtue will be your beauty and the Tao will be your dwelling place." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 190
 
"When there is evidence of disobedience, we should not seek to whip the body into submission and comfort by outer means or by mental treatment.  We should prayerfully seek the understanding of the soulÕs need and bring ourselves into harmony with God-Mind." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 55

"To transform our minds is also to transform our situation, because the situation is mind, and mind is situation." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 72

"He who comes into this higher realization never has any fear, for he has always with him a sense of protection, and the very realization of this makes his protection complete." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite. 88

"The kingdom is not for persons who strive to outdo others; it is for those who have the simplicity, eagerness and faith of a child."  Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 148

“So what is discord at one level of your being is harmony at another level." -  Alan Watts

“But Jesus called the children to him and said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.'” Mark 12:27

November 10, 2021 - "AN INDWELLING SPIRITUAL PRESENCE!"

“God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.”
— Baruch Spinoza


"Then Jesus said to them, 'Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.'” Mark 12:17

"When men think a great deal about spiritual things and especially about God as an indwelling spiritual presence, both mind and body are thrilled with joy, a feeling of satisfaction, and a tendency to break out in songs of gladness." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 170

"Attend to your body, concentrate upon the One, and the perfect harmony off Heaven will be yours." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 190

"All God's blessings are for every child of the Father, and each individual should learn to receive direct from his indwelling source." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 42

"To practice meditation is to be aware of the existence of suffering. The first Dharma Talk the the Buddha gave was about suffering, and the way out of suffering." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 72

"To be at one with God is to be at peace." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite. 87

"His words are a guide for the perfect balance a person should have between worldly and spiritual things. We are to render unto each its rightful due. If we are faithful to God, we shall discharge our outer obligations rightly and without difficulty." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 208

“True revelation of the fact of the Spirit’s indwelling will revolutionize the life of any Christian.” - Watchman Nee

“He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” Mark 12:27

November 3, 2021 - "HEARTFELT TRUST!"

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39

"Christian metaphysicians of course know that the only permanent cure for the ailment (fear) is a heartfelt trust in God as the one and only source of good to man." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 169

"Heaven and Earth have great beauty but no words. The four seasons follow their regular path but do not debate it... So the perfect man does without doing and the great sage initiates nothing, for, as we say, they have glimpsed Heaven and Earth." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 189

"We want to help you to live the Christ life here and now, which means to live a life of understanding trust in the good; of joyous activity, mental and physical; of freedom from fear and worry; of loving contact with your fellows, without anxiety as to their apparent shortcomings or selfishness." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 85

"Reconciliation is to understand both sides, to go to one side and describe the suffering by the other side... Doing only that will be a great help for peace." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 70

"Peace is to be found within, and unless one find it there he will never find it at all." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite. 87

"Jesus artfully combined the Ten Commandments into two. The Decalogue treats of man's right attitude toward God and his fellow man. The spiritual teaching of all the religious seers of the ages is summed up in these two Commandments given by the Great Teacher." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 210

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” - Corrie Ten Boom

“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Matthew 23:1

 October 27, 2021 - "FREEDOM!"

“Those
who are free of resentful thoughts
surely find peace.”
- Buddha

"Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” ... “Unbind him, and let him go.”.” John 11:40,44

"Salvation through Jesus Christ (Christ Consciousness) is not accomplished by looking forward to freedom but by realizing that we are now free through His freeing power which we are using to cut the bonds with which our thoughts have bound us." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 165

"All the forms of life are one, yet we regard some as beautiful because they are spiritual and wonderful; others we count as ugly, because they are diseased and rotting. But the diseased and rotting can become the spiritual and wonderful, and the spiritual and wonderful can become the diseased and rotting. It is said, 'All that is under Heaven is one breath.'" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 188

"First and last one must understand and appreciate life and lay hold of the life faculty in such a way as to keep a vital interest in living and in bringing the body to its highest point of development... to the goal of the radiant health and freedom that come of living from within, in harmony with the inner intelligence and the Christ pattern." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 94

"We have to look deeply at things in order to see... we should be able to be the river, we should be able to be the forest, we should be able to be the Soviet Citizen... That is the non-dualistic way of seeing" Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 67, 68, 69

"To recognize the fact that we are spirit, and to live in this thought, is to be spiritually minded, and so to be in harmony and peace." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite. 86

"When we realize that Spirit is supreme, all the lingering falsity in our consciousness is dissolved (the prince of this world is cast out). As we lift up the Christ within He draws to us all that is worthy of His presence." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 204

“Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.” - Jean-Paul Sartre

“Jesus said to them again, 'Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.'” John 20:21

The Gospel according to John is often called "The Spiritual Gospel" for it differs dramatically from the other 3, both in form and content as well as in flavor. His focus is on the Principle of Creation, the "Word" or Logos. This parallels the very beginning of the Old Testament story of creation through the word (Genesis 1) 'God said.' And now the principle of creation 'became flesh and dwelt among us'.

John's Gospel is organized around the framework of seven miracles or 'signs' of Jesus. This parallels not only the seven days of creation in Genesis but the seven-fold series of seven visions in the book of Revelation. These signify the signs of transformation revealed by John is these 2 books.

First is the turning of water to wine at the wedding in Cana (vs. 2:1-11). This signifies the union and transformation of dominant states of consciousness.

Second is the healing of the officials son (vs. 4:46-54). This signifies a new 'Universal' awareness of the relationship of man and God. There is not us and them, you and me, there is only one,

Third is the healing of the man at Bethzatha (vs. 5:1-18). This signifies a new relationship with the world as an expression of spirit.

Fourth is the feeding of the 5,000 (vs. 6:1 -14). This signifies a new awareness of God as 'substance' the source of all there is, everywhere present, abundantly available to fulfill our every need and desire.

Fifth is the healing of the man born blind (vs. 9:1-7) which shows that this substance is readily manifest as we learn to do 'the works of God'.

Sixth is the raising of Lazarus (vs. 11:1-44) which represents the overcoming of the last enemy: error consciousness.

Seventh is the great demonstration: the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension (vs. 20:1-10). This is the final process of transformation in the New Life of Spirit: Release, Renew, Regenerate.

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-discovery!

Please affirm with us: “I AM complete, healed and whole, shining in the reflection of God Love!"

Thank you God, thank you God, thank you God!

For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!

October 20, 2021 -  "DEMONSTRATIIONS OF HEALING!"

“Love is infectious
and the greatest healing energy.”
- Sai Baba

"Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted.” John 6:11

"Nearly everyone needs both mind and body healing, and those who give faithful attention to the law as it operates in man are rewarded by demonstrations of healing." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 159

"One who follows the Tao daily does less and less. As he does less and less, he eventually arrives at actionless action. Having achieved actionless action, there is nothing which is not done." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 188

"As we study the ways of eternal life we put aside all bondage to years and remain in the eternal consciousness of youth of mind and body that God has given us to demonstrate His divine plan." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 118

"In Buddhism, the most important precept of all is to live in awareness, to know what is going on... If we are very aware, we can do something to change the course of things" Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 65, 66

"Every day is a fresh beginning. Listen, my soul, to the glad refrain. And, spite of old sorrow and older sinning, and puzzles forecasted, and possible pain, take heart with the day and begin again." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite. 85

"The details that are given on this miracle of feeding the multitude contain a practical and helpful lesson in demonstration for us... To praise the Lord and give thanks for what we have is the surest way to increase our supply." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 125,126

“Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.” - Aristotle

“Jesus answered, 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.'” John 9:3

October 13, 2021 - "SPIRITUAL OMNIPRESENCE!"

“The spiritual
is the parent of the practical.”

   -  Thomas Carlyle

"Then Jesus said to him, 'Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.'” John 4:48
 
"The Christ substance (body) and the Christ life (blood) are accessible at all times and in all places to the one who awakens his soul to spiritual omnipresence." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 158

"Those who understand, do not say. Those who say, do not understand. And so the sage follows the teachings without words. The Tao cannot be made to occur, Virtue cannot be sought after." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 188
 
"The ideal is to radiate such a consciousness of the omnipresence of God that we bring others to a realization of health, and ability, and supply, and the order of the kingdom without anything more from us than our simply being the expression of Christ ideas." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 135

"The problem is not to do a lot, but to do it correctly. If you do it correctly, you become kinder, nicer, more understanding and loving." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 58

"Sufficient is it to know that the way we lived our yesterday has determined for us our today...the way we live our today determines our tomorrow." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite. 84

"The secret of spiritual healing is the recognition and acknowledgment of wholeness in the person who is expressing a physical limitation, and much effective healing is being done today through earnest prayer."  Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 70

“The Truth is yourself, but not your mere bodily self. Your real self is higher than 'you' and 'me.' This visible 'you' which you fancy to be yourself Is limited in place, the real 'you' is not limited. Why, O pearl, linger you trembling in your shell?” -  Rumi

“One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, 'Do you want to be made well?'” John 5:5-6
 
October 6, 2021 - "INNER MEANING!"

“Man 
- a being in search of meaning.”

   - Plato

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
 
"One who heals by the power of the word should become familiar with the inner meaning of all words and use those that appeal to him as possessing the greatest healing potency." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 155

"Only when you have no place and can see no way forward will you find rest in the Tao. Have no path and no plans and you will obtain the Tao." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 187
 
"The outer opportunities come as their inner development requires them, and it is all a matter of God-Mind unfolding and bringing about that which is best for all concerned." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 181

"When we practice sitting and walking, we must pay attention to the quality of the sitting and the walking, not the quantity." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 56

"We can most valuably use this quiet, receptive, impressionable period by wisely directing the activities of the mind along the highest and most desirable paths, and thus, so to speak, set the pace for the day." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite. 84

"...here the word as used means the creative Word of God, the Logos."  Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 158

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.” - Thomas Merton

“What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.” John 2:11