Winter 2019 archive

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March 27, 2019 - "A RADIATING CENTER!"

“There is no path to happiness.
Happiness is the path.”
~ Buddha

"And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, 'God has appointed for me another child instead of Abel, for Cain slew him.'" Genesis 4:25

"This is our relation to God. Each one of us is a radiating center... He is always trying to pour more of Himself through us into visibility, so as to make us grander, larger, fuller, freer individuals." Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth 42-3

"The name Seth means 'compensation,' 'substituted'; but more particularly it carries the idea of settled, placed, set... There is in all the universe, including man, a balancing power of good, of protection, that causes readjustment and healing to supervene after every transgression..." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 65

"I, Chuang Tzu, dreamt that I was a butterfly... had I been Chuang Tzu dreaming I was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming I was now Chuang Tzu?" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 20

"It is my prayer to be able to radiate the qualities of this divine love to all." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 15

"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." G.K. Chesterton, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 30

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.” Woody Allen

"Enoch walked with God after the birth of Methu′selah three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him." Genesis 5:22-24

Once we have stepped out of the Edenic state of being unconscious of our selves to being aware of our selves as individuals, we begin the process of differentation of the physical (Cain) from the mental (Abel). The mental is closer to inspiration of Spirit, the Lord God, than the physical. Initially the physical takes precedence, the sensory experience can be all consuming (Cain slew Abel). Ultimately balance is re-established, Seth (compensation, substitution) is born to replace Abel in the lineage of Adam (spiritual man). Read Genesis chapters 4 & 5.

"Thinking" is the third chapter in Lessons in Truth. Here she answers the question, "If all the mind there is, is God, then how can I think wrong thoughts?" We realize that we are not automatons, we have free will to choose our thoughts. We have a mortal mind that is a reflection of the Divine or God-Mind and an intellect that tries to figure it all out. Eventually we realize that we are channels for the God-Mind and can choose to radiate out God light and love.

Please affirm with us: “I let God-Mind think in me and through me; I Am a radiating center of light and love!"

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

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

 March 20, 2019 - "ETERNAL LIFE!"

 "Eternal life can mean utter reverence for life itself.”
~ Seamus Heaney

"And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell." Genesis 4:4-5

"If you turn your thoughts away from the external toward the spiritual and let them dwell on the good in yourself and others, all the apparent evil will first drop out of your thoughts and then out of your life." Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth 41

"We cannot kill life, for it is eternal, but we can allow the body ego (Cain) to kill the consciousness of life within the individual organism." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 61

"To wait for one voice to bring it all together is as pointless as waiting for no one... Plunge into the unknown and the endless and find your place there!" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 20

"God is this eternal life that we make into living." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 44

"Think with the whole body." Taisen Deshimaru, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 30

"I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.” Robert Green Ingersoll

"Cain said to Abel his brother, “Let us go out to the field.” And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him." Genesis 4:8

March 13, 2019 - "NEARER TO SPIRIT!"

"Very little is needed to make a happy life;
it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
~ Marcus Aurelius


"In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions." Genesis 4:3-4

"The intellect that is servant to the real MInd, and when servant (but not when master) is good, loves to argue; but when its information is based on the evidence of the senses and not on the true thoughts of the Divine Mind, its very fallible and full of error.." Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth 39

"The thoughts of the mind are nearer to the Spirit than are the emanations of the body. Hence the offering of Abel (mind) was more acceptable to Jehovah than was that of Cain (body). The killing out of all human sympathy and love by the body selfishness is the slaying of Abel by Cain." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 60

"Eventually there comes the day of reckoning and awakening, and then we shall know that it was all a great dream." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 19

"Those who receive spiritual help are the ones who place their undivided faith in God and who bring their thinking in line with His Truth." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 35

"If the building of a bridge does not enrich the awareness of those who work on it, then that bridge ought not to be built." Frantz Fanon, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 30

"Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” —Confucius

"And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard." Genesis 4:4-5

 

March 6, 2019 - "THINKER, THOUGHT, TRUTH!"

"Thinking:
the talking of the soul with itself.”
~ Plato

"Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, 'I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.' And again, she bore his brother Abel." Genesis 4:1-2

"There is in reality only One Mind (or Spirit, which is Life, Intelligence, and so forth) in the universe; and yet there is a sense in which we are individual or separate, a sense in which we are free wills and not puppets." Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth 35-6

"The story of Cain and Abel is an allegory of the movement of certain departments of the soul. " Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 58

"The sage encompasses everything, while ordinary people just argue about things. That is why I say that disagreement means you do not understand at all." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 16

"For all thought is formative; all thought has its effect in our life... Positive declaration of the truth of one's unity with God sets up a new current of thought power, which delivers one from the old beliefs and their depression." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 34-35

"The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete." Lao Tzu, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 30

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge." Carl Sagan

"Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground. " Genesis 4:2

 

February 27, 2019 - "SPIRIT EXPRESSING!"

"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.”
~ Buddha


"The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them." Genesis 3:20-21

"It is only the Spirit's desire in us to come forth into our consciousness as more and more of perfection, until we shall have become fully conscious of our oneness with All-Perfection. Man never has been and never can be satisfied with anything less." Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth 33

"Eve represents the soul region of man and is the mother principle of God in expression through which life is evolved." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 55

"Heaven and Earth and I were born at the same time, and all life and I are one." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 15

"One's arms and hands are to be thought of, and used, as God's arms and hands, the expression of God-Mind's ideas of power and loving service and splendid work." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 53

"Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday living." Shunryu Suzuki, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 29

"Spiritual identity means we are not what we do or what people say about us. And we are not what we have. We are the beloved daughters and sons of God." Henri Nouwen

"Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever” therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken." Genesis 3:22-23

Genesis 2:4 - 3:24 brings us the Garden of Eden story. Metaphysically understood, it relates the beginning of our journey toward conscious awareness of our Unity with God, Spirit, the source of existence. We begin with Spirit, 'breath', of God entering into physicality as living beings.

Next we are placed in the womb, the Edenic state where all our needs are taken care of and we are totally unconscious of ourselves. Then we eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, we become aware of our selves as individuals; we are naked. We end this beginning when we step out of the Edenic state onto this journey of self-realization and expression.

The second chapter of Lessons in Truth, Statement of Being, explores the nature of God, the nature of man and the relationship between God and man. "God is -- man exists." We are Spirit Expressing!

Please affirm with us: “God is Spirit; I Am a Spiritual Being; I live in a Spiritual Universe; My life is governed by Spiritual Law!"

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

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

 

February 20, 2019 - "MIND OVER MATTER!"

"Be who you are and say what you feel
because people who mind don't matter
and people who matter don't mind.”
~ Anonymous


"So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate." Genesis 3:6

"We all have direct access through the Father in us -- the central 'I' of our being -- to the great whole of life, love, wisdom, power, which is God." Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth 33

"The 'eyes' are the perceptive faculty of mind, and unless the perception is established in Truth one sees or perceives duality. When one delights in knowledge that is less than Truth, the capacity to receive inspiration direct from Divine Mind is lessened or lost." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 50

"It was when judgments were made that the Tao was damaged, and because the Tao was damaged, love became incomplete." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 14

"You ask what restored me to vigorous health. It was a change of mind from the old, carnal mind that believes in sickness to the Christ Mind of life and permanent health." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 20

"In Zen the ego enters into God. God enters into the ego. Both." Taisen Deshimaru, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 28

"There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth." ~Agnes Repplier

"Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons." Genesis 3:7

 

February 13, 2019 - "SPIRITUAL BEINGS!"

"We are not human beings on a spiritual journey.
We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”
~ Stephen R. Covey


"So out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name." Genesis 2:19

"God is. Man exists (from ex, out of, and sistere, to stand forth). Man stands forth out of God." Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth 32

"And Jehovah God {a limited concept of Elohim, the Almighty} caused a deep sleep {mesmeric state} to fall upon the man {Adam}." No where in Scripture is there any record to show that Adam was ever awakened; and he (man) is still in this dreamy state of consciousness. In this dream he creates a world of his own and peoples it with ideas, dimly alive, corresponding to his own sleep benumbed consciousness." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 40

"In their difference is their completeness; in their completeness is their difference." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 13

"...we must begin to think of the Lord as our own God-given Christ mind, and of Jesus Christ as ever with us in the spiritual consciousness that he has established and that He has merged with the race mind..." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 29

"The study of Zen is like drilling wood to make fire; the wisest course is to forge ahead without stopping." Hakuin, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 23

"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts rule the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

"So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; and the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man." Genesis 2:21-22

February 6, 2019 - "ONENESS!"

"Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.”
~ Erwin Schrodinger


"These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. " Genesis 2:4

"God is Spirit... God is love... God is wisdom and intelligence... God is power... God, then, is the substance (from sub, under, and stare, to stand), or the real thing standing under every visible form of life, love, intelligence, or power." Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth 30-31

"The 2nd chapter is the story of Jehovah God's forming, in manifestation, that which Elohim God had already created in mind. This Jehovah God is Christ, spiritual man, or God's perfect idea of man; and He forms the manifest man, who is I will, or Adam." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 26

"What is, is, what is not, is not. The Tao is made because we walk it, things become what they are called." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 13

"It is necessary for the healer to establish himself in the consciousness that perfection is the only reality; there is only one Presence and one Power in the universe, God, the good omnipotent." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 164

"Zen is simply a voice crying, 'Wake up! Wake up!'" Maha Sthavira Sangharakshita, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 23

"Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God." Peace Pilgrim

"then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." Genesis 2:7

 

January 30, 2019 - "COMPLETION!"

"Life finds its purpose and fulfillment
in the expansion of happiness.”
― Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." Genesis 2:1

"There should not be a running to and fro, making human efforts to aid the Divine, but a calm, restful, unwavering trust in All-Wisdom and All-Power within one as able to accomplish the thing desired." H. Emilie Cady Lessons in Truth 27

"Divine Mind's plans were finished although there was yet no outward manifestation. All is finished first in consciousness and mind then rests, in faith, from further mental activity." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 29

"Nothing exists which is not 'that', nothing exists which is not 'this'. I cannot look at something through someone else's eyes. I can only know something which I know. Therefore 'that' comes out of 'this' and 'this' arises from 'that'. That is why we say that 'that' and 'this' are born from each other, most definitely." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 12

"The Spirit of Christ in you reveals the plan of God in your life and quickens in you the urge and the desire for the activities and the appropriations that fulfill the divine law in your being." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 72

"Zen teaches nothing; it merely enables us to wake up and become aware. It does not teach, it points." D.T. Suzuki, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 23

"Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment." Robert Collier

"And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done." Genesis 2:2

"New Beginnings" is our theme for this new year. We ask that you join us in renewing our commitment to growth in spiritual awareness and the realization of peace, wholeness and abundance as the natural state of being for ourselves and the world.

We will be referencing the book of Genesis, which literally means origin or beginning, and utilizing our basic New Thought text book "Lessons in Truth", in addition to "The Book of Chuang Tzu" and "Zen to Go" in our study and meditation. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Thank you for joining us on this journey.

Please affirm with us: “God is my defense and deliverance; Truth is the way and I am free!"

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

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

 

January 23, 2019 - "CALL IT GOOD!"

"The good life is a process, not a state of being.
It is a direction not a destination.”
― Carl Rogers


"Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; " Genesis 1:26

"And the very circumstances in your life that seem heart-breaking evils will turn to joy before your eyes if you will steadfastly refuse to see anything but God in them." H. Emilie Cady Lessons in Truth 26

"Divine Mind, being All-Good itself, sees only its own creation as good. As man co-operates more fully with Divine Mind, imaging only that which is good, he too beholds his productions with the "single" eye or sees them only as good." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 24

"Joy and anger, sadness and delight... like notes from an empty reed, or mushrooms growing in dampness, day and night follow each other before our very eyes and we have no idea why. Enough, enough! Morning and night exist, we cannot know more about the Origin than this!" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 9

"Never again be sad or give way to thoughts of what might have been! Why, God is eternal, unchanging good -- you ever have access to all that God is and has." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 26

"Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is." Alan Watts, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur

"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." Mother Teresa

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good." Genesis 1:31

 

January 16, 2019 - "LET THERE BE LIGHT!"

"To the dull mind nature is leaden.
To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


"And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light." Genesis 1:3

"Every right thought that we think, our every unselfish word or action, is bound by immutable laws to be fraught with good results. But in our walk, we must learn to lose sight of results... and let results take care of themselves." H. Emilie Cady Lessons in Truth 23

"The first step in the awakening of man to spiritual consciousness is the dawning of light, the perception of Truth through the quickening of his spirit." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 14

"True depth of understanding is wide and steady. Shallow understanding is lazy and wandering. Words of wisdom are precise and clear. Foolish words are petty and mean." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 9

"Anything that awakens in me the loving desire to have others happy and adorned with beautiful things, and anything that helps me to express this loving desire in my own living is sure to bring forth its fruit in my own life." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 19

"The aim of Zen is enlightenment: the immediate, unreflected grasp of reality, without affective contamination and intellectualization, the realization of the relation of myself to the universe." Erich Fromm, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur

"Divine desperateness is the beginning of spiritual awakening because it gives rise to the aspiration for God-realisation." Meher Baba

"And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day." Genesis 1:4-5

 

January 9, 2019 - "BONDAGE OF LIBERTY, WHICH?

"Life without liberty
is like a body without spirit.”

― Khalil Gibran


"In the beginning God..." Genesis 1:1

"Every man believes himself to be in bondage to the flesh and the things of the flesh. All suffering is the result of this belief." H. Emilie Cady Lessons in Truth 19

"Thus a right understanding of mind, and especially of Divine Mind (God), is the one and only logical key to an understanding of the beginnings of man and the universe." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis 10

"The understanding of the small cannot be compared to the understanding of the great." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 2

"All power is given unto you in all the affairs of mind and body. Exercise your God-given power, authority, and dominion and rise out of bondage to conditions of lack and discord." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 116

"Before you study Zen, a bowl is a bowl and tea is tea. While you are studying Zen, a bowl is no longer a bowl and tea is no longer tea. After you've studied Zen, a bowl is again a bowl and tea is tea." Zen To Go, Jon Winokur

"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people." John Adams

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters." Genesis 1:1-2

 

January 2, 2019 - "NEW HAPPY YEAR!"

"Every act of creation
is first an act of destruction.”
― Pablo Picasso


"Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17

"Divine Mind creates under law; that is, spiritual law. Man may get a comprehension of the creative process of Being by analyzing the action of his own mind. First is mind, then the idea in mind of what the act is to be, then the act itself." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of John 11

"Do you know why your soul-mirror does not reflect as clearly as it might? Because rust has begun to cover it. It needs to be cleaned." The Essential Rumi, Coleman Barks 225

"God not only has created the earth and us, but He is actually the very essence of all that we see about us and all that is within us." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 109

"If the Reality exists at all, it must be everywhere; it must be present within every sentient being, every inanimate object. God-within-the-creature is know in the Sanskrit language as the Atman or Purusha, the real Self." How to Know God - The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali 16

"The Christian has long preached about the saving of society, but Jesus called for a society of saviours. Preachers have emphasized the Divinity of Jesus, but Jesus taught the divinity of Man." Eric Butterworth Discover The Power Within You x

"Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness." Chuang Tzu

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good." Genesis 1:31

New Happy Year!

A little twist to twist our thinking. All things are made anew, every day is a new day; every moment is a new moment; here and now we have all we need to be happy.

Happiness is a choice we make; here and now we choose to make this a happy moment, a happy day, a happy year and a happy life.

Please affirm with us: “Centered in God; I am Happy, Healthy, Whole and Free, just as God created me to be!"

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

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