Are You The Only One?

Allen, I don’t feel like I have any spiritual support. I’m the only one in the household who believes this stuff. It’s difficult. What do you suggest?

Finding People Who Believe As You Do

I’ve heard this question, expressed in different words, a zillion times. Since I started Absolutely Yours, people have written or called telling me how they are the only ones in their family or social circle who are into the Absolute (God is all there is). Whether they write or call, you can sense a desperate cry to find people “who believe as I do.”

The Allness Of God Is All –You’re Not The Only One

Getting back to the writer. She writes, “I’m the only one who believes this stuff.” [Let’s both ignore the word “stuff.”] Her own admission is the root of the problem. She claims she believes that God is All. Beliefs, as I’ve always said, are like weather vanes. They constantly change according to the winds of emotion or external influence. Reader, you have to know that God is All – not merely believe it. When you know it, you know that All means all. It doesn’t just include everyone in your social circle. The Allness of God is everyone in your social circle.

The One that is All is the one and only Mind that exists. Yes, it’s true: The Truth knowing Mind is the only Mind. There is no other. There is no mind that doesn’t know God to be All there is.

Is There One Mind Or Minds Many?

When I was touring with my Infinite Way sponsored lectures, many hosts asked me to have closed classes like,Joel Goldsmith used to have. These classes were for the more advanced students. I refused. The whole idea smelled of dualism. Doesn’t it reek of minds many instead of the One Mind? It’s the belief in many minds that appears to out-picture as “I’m the only one in my social circle….”

People Who Know As You Know Are All Around You

I remember a popular Truth teacher saying that you can people your world with the living Christ simply by recognizing that Christ is their reality. Have you tried that? Here’s a way to get started.

For the next seven days, try this. Going about your business as usual, every now and again pick out a person and acknowledge, “You are the Living Christ. You are the Living Understanding of God’s Allness. You know God is All, for you are the Allness knowing Itself.”

Never mind what they seem to be or what they seem to believe. That’s none of your business. Your business is the constant acknowledgment of God’s Allness. It only matters what you know to be true.

As you continue to do this, it will seem like the people around you are changing. They will appear more loving, and their conversations more pleasant. They are not changing. You are seeing their true nature more clearly. It’s wonderful.

Select That One Person

What I’m suggesting next will require a bit more commitment, but what you get in return is priceless.

Select someone in your immediate social circle who does not accept God as the only Presence and Power – at least that’s the way it seems. It may be your spouse or loved one living under the same roof. Or, perhaps you have a close friend who seems to have no interest in God or spiritual matters.

Choose someone who fits one of these profiles. You are going to use them to deepen your awareness of the Truth that Divine Mind (God) is the only Mind. They don’t have to know what you are doing. This is a matter of you knowing the Truth.

Your next step is to pray. You are not praying for them; you are praying to perceive them as they are. There are many ways to approach this, but whatever way you choose, God’s Allness is at the helm. Let’s proceed.

The first approach is easy. Whenever you see your “chosen” person, do what was suggested earlier. Acknowledge: You are the Living Christ. You are the Living Understanding of God’s Allness. You know God is All, for you are the Allness knowing Itself.

At first, it will seem as though you are just saying words – words that don’t appear to be true. Never mind. You know that God is All, and therefore these words must be true.

At some point, a light of understanding will flash in “your” Consciousness. You will know that the words are true. This knowing will change how you perceive this one. But that’s not all. They will seem to change as well. Don’t be surprised when they start holding conversations about God. Don’t be surprised when they blurt out some recent spiritual discovery. And don’t be surprised when your relationship with this person changes for the better.

The Silent Way

This next way is my favorite. Take your “chosen” person into a silent prayer session. You are going to acknowledge what appears to be true, but you won’t stop there. The purpose of this approach is to discover whether the appearance is genuinely true. Let’s say that your chosen person is named Tom. You’ll proceed like this – using your own words.

It appears that Tom has a mind of his own and that he believes that disease, age, lack, limitation and prejudice are really present. Does Tom have a mind of his own that believes there is a presence and power other than God?”

Don’t reason out the answer. Nothing worthwhile will come of it. The answer must be revealed. Wait silently for Consciousness to reveal what is true. It will. You may have to do this a few times, but when the answer is revealed the dynamics of your social life will change.

Give this a try. Put your heart into it. After a few weeks or maybe months, get back to me and let me know how it went for you.

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Remember This

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During a challenging time, I was all out of prayers and words. Desperately, I cried out, “Consciousness, you’ve got to give me something – anything – to hold on to.”

I waited in silence, but nothing happened. When I was just about to open my eyes, the words came, and they were enough.

Never forget, You Are the One Presence.
Never forget, You Are the One Power.
Never forget, You Are Eternal Life.
Never forget, You Are the Light that is the World.
Never forget, What I AM, You Are.

As there is no personal Truth, I leave you with the same words – slightly altered.

Always remember, You are the One Presence.
Always remember, You are the One Power.
Always remember, You are Eternal Life.
Always remember, You are the Light that is the World.
Always remember, What I AM, You Are.

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Body 101 (Part 2)

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You’ve read the last post, and by now you have your list of questions written down. You will be referring to these questions many times. Having them on paper eliminates the anxiety of trying to remember them during a “listening session.”

If listening is the greater part of learning, then hearing is the prelude to knowing. This blog post is about being God-taught by hearing the voice of “your” God Consciousness. It is not enough to listen. Listening must progress to hearing and conclude with knowing. It is the knowledge of Truth that frees you from the false ideas about your Body.

How To Begin A Listening Session

Unless you have your questions memorized, begin by reading over your list. Approach each session with an open mind. The answers most likely will surprise you. As expected, none of your answers will support ideas based on a material concept of your Body.

Next, settle in and ask the question that is uppermost in your Mind. If closing your eyes works for you, then close them. Now, you simply listen intently for the answer. Give it a minute or so and then proceed to the next question. You can, if you decide, go through your entire list of questions in one session. I never do.

I’m always asked how long a listening session should be. I can’t tell you that. Whatever feels right to you. Sometimes it may span two or three minutes. Other times, it may be much longer. The essential thing is that your listening sessions be approached with joy and enthusiasm.

Where Are The Answers Coming From?

Sometimes you will have a listening session where nothing is heard. It happens all the time for me. Nevertheless, you want to cut out any unnecessary delays to hearing the answers to your questions. This means you must understand that answers are not coming “to” you from a God outside of you. We are through with that kind of dualism.

All of the answers are already within your Consciousness. They are bubbling up within you. To tell the Truth, you are the answer to every question. This fact, understood, eliminates the delay caused by time and distance.

Don’t Despair

Ideally, every listening session will result in your hearing the answer to one or more of your questions. If you’re anything like me, you start your sessions with the hope that the answers come quickly – without delay.

That can happen, but to be honest, for me, it doesn’t often happen like that. Sometimes you have to ask repeatedly, for many days. Don’t despair. The answer is worth the wait. An answer heard gives you both a new view and a new experience of your Body.

Whatever you do, don’t drop the ball. Don’t get so frustrated that you completely abandon your listening sessions. One day, you’ll look back and say, “Allen, this is the best thing I’ve ever done.”

How To Handle “The Mosquitos”

The other day my brother called and asked me how to handle those pesky little thoughts that buzz about in your mind. It seems as soon as you decide to listen, thoughts about the new lawnmower; the grocery list; the booster shots; etc., come up.

You try fighting them, but like mosquitos, they keep coming back. Give those thoughts exactly what they want – attention. Rather than fighting them, tell them, “I promise I’ll give you a few minutes when I’m done.” Usually, something like this keeps them at bay.

One thing I know for sure is that if you are serious about hearing, you will find an effective way to deal with these thoughts.

The Answer

When an answer is revealed, you will naturally go into contemplation mode. That’s a good thing. You will probably contemplate the answer for many days. And it is possible that your listening sessions become contemplation sessions. In this case, that’s a good thing. In a short while, you will get back to your list.

In your journal, you have your list of questions. That journal should also contain the answer to your questions. You will refer to these answers many times – mainly for inspiration.

Again, I encourage you to enjoy the entire process.

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BODY 101 (Part 1)

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The school season has officially begun and college students are shuffling through the hallowed halls of academia with an eagerness to learn. Most likely, your days of all-night cramming for a morning exam are behind you. But not so fast. The reason for this post is to encourage you to go back to school. I’m suggesting that you enroll in, probably, the most practical and effective class you’ve ever taken: BODY 101.

Should you decide to enroll in this class, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to immunize your Body so that it never sickens.
  • How to restore the proper functions of every part of your Body.
  • How to undo age-related appearances and diseases.
  • How to see and hear better.
  • How to learn faster.

Are you interested? There are no sign-up and log-in forms. There are no passwords, no course agenda, and no downloads. There is no fee for this course, and Allen White is not teaching this class.

BODY 101 will be taught by the most effective and efficient professor the world has ever known. Before I tell you more about the professor, I’m going to tell you about the world’s most famous student ever to graduate from BODY 101.

  • He raised a man from the dead after three days in the tomb.
  • He gave sight to blind eyes.
  • He instantly healed several men of a deadly contagious disease.
  • He immediately lowered the fever and healed a woman lying in her sickbed.

You know that I’m referring to the summa cum laude graduate of the Body School – Christ Jesus. He was the most diligent student of BODY 101. He listened. He learned. He revealed (some call it healing).

There are so many conflicting theories about the Body. The most divergent are the biological and spiritual. But even authors in the spiritual camp present conflicting ideas. Some say the Body is not real. Others say that the Body is God embodied.

When caring for the Body, some authors suggest that you still use common sense and follow the learned advice of physicians and nutritionists. Others say, “That’s nonsense.”

What’s true? BODY 101 reveals the answer to these and many of your other questions. As there is only one truth concerning 2 plus 2, there is only one Truth concerning the answer to these questions. This one Truth should motivate you to enroll in BODY 101 as soon as possible.

It’s not diet or exercise that will free you from false ideas about the Body. There’s only one way: “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32).

To enroll in BODY 101, you’ll need the following:

  • willingness to relearn the Body/open mind
  • journal
  • list of questions

Willingness To Relearn/Open Mind

To get started in this eye-opening curriculum, you’ll need a willingness to relearn the nature of your Body. Your highly esteemed professor, the Holy Comforter (God Consciousness), will direct the course content. Your questions provide the syllabus.

Relearning your Body implies a willingness to let go of all previous theories you’ve learned about your Body. To illustrate what is meant by letting go, I’m going to digress a moment. Do you know how to trap a live monkey?

“Bore a small hole into a whole young coconut (buko), about an inch in diameter, or just enough for the monkey to insert its hands with outstretched fingers into the nut. Secure the nut with wire or rope among the trees where monkeys abound. Or any place they frequent looking for food.

“A monkey comes, looks around, inserts its hand into the hole. Once its hand reaches the inside of the nut, it scoops the soft flesh and holds it into a tight fist. By so doing its hand gets stuck inside the nut. The monkey will not release its hold and will try to carry off the nut. Get the picture of a small fellow getting his fingers stuck into an oversize bowling ball?

“The poor monkey tumbles, shrieks, and does everything possible to take the nut off, panicking in the process. But it can’t think of releasing his fist. It soon gets exhausted.”

To get out of the trap, the monkey simply needs to let go of the soft flesh. That’s all. No one wants to be trapped in a fleshy concept of the Body – an aging, decaying, body prone to disease and death. To get free one simply needs to be willing to let go of material-based theories concerning the Body.

Journal

A journal is suggested because you do need to record your list of questions, and ideally, your
God-revealed answers.

List of Questions

Consider your Body as it seems right now. Consider your current perceptions of Body in general. What questions do you have? Take your time and make a list.

Your list can include any questions that you would like answered, however, there is one question that should top your list: Does the Body even exist?

I’ve got to go now. Class is about to start. By the next post, you will most likely have your list of questions, and I will conclude this article on BODY 101.

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Your Soul Is Always Smiling

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Laugh For No Reason At All

Have you ever laughed for no reason at all – laughed just to laugh? Try it! Supposedly, it changes your body’s chemistry and healing happens. But that’s from a physiological (dualistic) point-of-view. We’re beyond that.

The opening question is based on the title of a popular book, Laugh for No Reason, by Dr. Mandan Kataria. Dr. Kataria is most popular for his Laughing Yoga movement. I’m not a practitioner, but I am an advocate of Laughing Yoga. Here’s why.

A Reason For Your Joy

Too many people believe that you need a reason to laugh. A crazier notion is that you need a reason to be joyful. What happened to me many years ago best illustrates this. I was walking down the street, and a portly man with curly blond hair was walking towards me. He caught me off guard when he stopped in front of me and blurted, “What are you so *&*** happy about?” He didn’t bother to wait for my answer. He scratched his head and kept walking.

The man was right. I was feeling joyful but for no particular reason. After our brief face-to-face I asked myself, “Do I really need a reason to be joyful?” I direct the same question to you, reader. Do you need a reason to be joyful? You shouldn’t. You and I have a right to be joyful every second of the day. That’s because JOY IS OUR NATURE.

Nothing Can Disturb The Joy Of Your Being

Galatians 5:22 of the Holy Bible lists nine fruits of the Spirit. The first three are love, joy and peace. Thus, Joy is a fruit (natural manifestation) of God’s Presence. And what is your Being but God Being You? Joy is your nature. Joy is as natural to you as perfume is to the rose.

You’ve heard, read and probably said that God is changeless. That’s a fact. And what God is, God always is. Nothing affects or changes God. How can it? There’s nothing going on but God. The Joy of God is as changeless as God. Joy is an ever-present constant. This is why, despite all seeming, the Joy that You Are is forever and never changes. Irrespective of how you seem to be feeling now, or at any time, you remain the very Presence of Joy. JOY IS YOUR NATURE.

Does this make sense to you? Don’t think about your answer. Think about God’s Allness and then answer. Where there is Joy, there is no grief. There is no down in the dumps depression.

Get Out Of The Dumps And Recover Your Joy

There’s no doubt that sometimes you don’t feel Joyful. Your joy seems to be clouded over with sadness and grief. But just as the sun is unfazed by the clouds, so your joy is unfazed by sadness and grief. And you can prove it. Try this.

  • First recognize that the unpleasant feeling you seem to be experiencing is not natural – is not God – and decide that you won’t accept it.
  • Next, go on a mini pray-a-thon. These are short, two-minute bursts of silent prayer. You may, as I have, repeat these sessions as many as twenty times. That’s a small price to pay to get out of a funk.
  • Each prayer is for one purpose – to realize more of God’s Presence. For this to work, that must be your only purpose.
  • At some point, and it usually happens the same day, God-Realization happens. The seeming clouds disperse and it’s all sunshine and Joy – for no reason at all.

You don’t need a reason to be joyful. You Are Joy.

How To Have Real Dominion (no dualism)

In the last post, I quoted verse two (2) of The Gospel of Thomas:

Let him who seeks, not cease from his search until he finds. When he finds; he will be bewildered, and when bewildered he will wonder and reign over the all.

Another translation reads:

Let him who seeks cease not to seek until he finds: when he finds he will be astonished; and when he is astonished he will wonder and will reign over all.

The Seeking Stage Is Just The Beginning

All of us start this so-called spiritual journey as seekers. In the beginning, we are seeking to know and experience God. Or, we seek realization of some specific truth. Whichever the case, the seeking phase is the start of a wonder-filled life.

We don’t stay there. No sincere “seeker of Truth” should be content as a mere seeker, nor should one spend their entire life seeking God. Sincere seeking always results in finding God. For this reason, when you turn your heart to the knowledge and experience of God, don’t stop “seeking” until you find.

In some spiritual circles, so-called seekers pride themselves on being dedicated seekers. They deify the seeking stage as if seeking is the goal. As a result, they joyfully spend a lifetime seeking without ever finding.

To Christ, this is unacceptable. He says, “Let him who seeks, not cease from his search until he finds.” Don’t stop until you find. The road may seem long and meandering – sometimes even disheartening, but keep going until you find. You will find.

It’s Not Difficult. It’s Motive

Are you thinking, “Allen, it’s difficult. I’ve been seeking all my life and have come up with nothing. I wouldn’t say it’s been a waste of time, but I can’t say that I’ve gotten much out of it either.”

I hear something like this more times than I care to count. But peeking behind the curtain of their words, I always find that they were seeking God for some thing, or for the resolution of some difficulty. God Realization was never the focus. In short, they weren’t seeking God. Again, seeking God always results in finding God.

Bewildered And Briefly Bothered

Next comes a tsunami of emotions. Read the verse. It says when you find, you will first be bewildered or astonished. Then you will wonder. All of this will happen simultaneously.

One of the definitions of bewildered is to cause to lose one’s bearings. Have you ever lost your bearings? You know the feeling. It’s like being lost. Imagine wandering around Hobart (Australia) thinking you are in a section of your hometown. Nothing looks familiar. You wander up and down the streets looking for a familiar site. Yet, you cannot find one. You’ve lost your bearings. You are bewildered. This is the type of bewilderment Christ speaks of.

Seeking God always leads to finding God. But in finding God, all that was familiar in a material (human) sense of self and existence is nowhere to be found. Once, you seemed to walk in an earthly kingdom quite familiar with its roller-coaster experiences of highs and lows, pleasures and pains, etc. No more. You’re walking in Truth – as Truth Itself. The discovery that You are the Truth you’ve been seeking may be disorienting for a moment. But you quickly recover.

Reading Truth Has Its Place, But It Won’t Do This

The following must be pointed out. Reading Truth may motivate you. To a degree, it may stir your soul. Certainly it will inspire you. But reading Truth will never bewilder, or astonish you. It will never cause you to lose your bearing. Only God found, or Truth realized, will do this. The same Truth that stirred your soul and inspired you when read, will astonish you when Revealed in “your” Consciousness.

Kingship Is A Matter Of Consciousness

Bewilderment is not a stopping point. It’s a brief phase. Finally, the promise is that you will “reign over all.” Like a king reigns over his kingdom, Christ says that you will reign over all. As heart-lifting as this sounds, there is a hint of dualism here. Believe me, it’s not intended. Christ knew that there is One Infinite, Indivisible Presence. He knew there was no other to reign over. Therefore, this reigning and ruling business must be a matter of Conscious Awareness.

You Are Not A Victim

Not too long ago, I faced a seemingly insurmountable problem. To resolve it, I had to jump through many bureaucratic hoops. The hoops, however, were not there. The pandemic closed many offices, and appointments were hard to schedule.

Left unresolved, the problem was costing me hundreds of dollars. I should’ve known better, but I tried everything humanly possible. Once the human sense of things gets involved, nothing gets resolved. Exasperated, I stopped all effort and prayed.

Troubles, no matter what they appear to be, indicate a God-Truth waiting to be revealed. In silence, I listened. These words flashed in my consciousness: I AM NOT A VICTIM. Immediately I knew that this I AM is the Infinite I AM that I AM. I perceived that Infinity cannot be victimized by a non-existent other. In that moment of realization, I was free from all concern. By the next afternoon, everything was resolved.

To “reign over all” is to realize that You are the All. You are the Infinite, Indivisible All. This is True Dominion. Here there is no other. Here there is nothing to victimize or traumatize you. There is Love, Oneness.

In Short

This verse from The Gospel of Thomas is a lesson in spiritual dominion. Let’s review the phases.

  • Seeking Truth – Don’t stop here
  • Finding Truth – You won’t stop here
  • Experiencing Bewilderment – Embrace it
  • Reigning Over All – Your true state of existence

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5 Tips To God-Realization

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Does the experience of God-Realization seem more elusive than a Big Foot sighting? Are you frustrated because nothing happens when you listen for the “still small voice?” Have you ever thought to yourself: Why can’t I know Truth like Eddy, Aiken, Watts, or Goldsmith? You can. Below are five tips that are sure to open the door of God-Realization.

TIP #1: PURE MOTIVE

The password for God-Realization is a pure heart. Your motive must be pure. Why are you seeking God-Realization? What do you hope will happen once God-Realization is experienced? If the answer to these questions is anything other than the joy of knowing God directly, your motive is not pure. The experience should be (and will prove to be) enough.

TIP #2: YOU ARE THE REALIZATION THAT YOU’RE SEEKING

God is All. God is your Being. There is nothing – not even the false belief of separation – between you and God. There is just God as You. When you consider this fact, it’s easy to see that there is nothing separating you from God-Realization. God-Realization is simply Self-Realization.

The reason Realization seems so elusive is because the so-called seeker is starting from a place of separation. When you sit or lie down to hear, suspend the belief that you and God-Realization are separate. Be willing to accept the idea that the Truth I AM seeking is the Truth I AM.

Realization is not coming to you like a check in the mail. The God-Realization that you seem to be seeking is your very Being. Here’s the Truth: YOU ARE IN A PERPETUAL STATE OF GOD-REALIZATION.

TIP #3: GIVE IT UP

If you can come up with any reason why you cannot realize God’s Presence, that reason will seem to obstruct your realization. That’s as simple as it gets. Although the obstruction is not real, it will seem very real to you. Below are three self-imposed obstruction to God-Realization:

  • guilt
  • self-condemnation
  • unworthiness

You and I have already agreed that there is nothing separating you from the experience of Realization, but do you understand that word nothing? It means no thing. No thing! Not even false ideas or feelings can separate you from God-Realization.

  • What you did in the past cannot separate you.
  • Feelings of unworthiness cannot separate you.

Be willing to give up your self-imposed barriers. When you pray, acknowledge this fact: THERE IS NOT ONE THING THAT SEPARATES ME FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF GOD-REALIZATION.

TIP #4: FORGIVE

Forgiveness facilitates God-Realization. No, anger is not an actual barrier to God-Realization, but it triggers feelings of unworthiness that are hard to shake.

What someone (seemingly) did to you has only the power you give it. All the while, God’s Infinite Goodness is all that is going on in your life – as your life. Knowing this, just forgive. Is it hard for you to forgive? Then, be willing to forgive. A simple willingness will work wonders.

TIP #5: DON’T GIVE UP

I would not be surprised to hear that after taking these tips to heart, you had your first experience of God-Realization. Or, that experiences of God-Realization are more frequent. However, if that is not the case, don’t give up.

Christ Jesus said it best in these words from The Gospel of Thomas: “Let him who seeks not cease from his search until he finds. When he finds, he will be bewildered. He will wonder and reign over all.”

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Are You Seeing The Evidence? (M. Watts)

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Sometimes one will say, “I see all of this Truth so clearly; and I accept it fully, but I do not see or experience the evidence of it.” In this very mis-statement we have the basis of our seeming failure to experience the full evidence of the Truth we know to be true. If we question, “Why isn’t this Truth evident?” we are actually claiming the absence of God’s evidence of Itself. We are also claiming the presence of some utterly false evidence. Beloved, this is a very insidious delusion. And it behooves all of us to refuse to be deceived by its fallacious claims.

God, Truth, being omnipresent, is ALL THAT IS PRESENT NOW. Thus, Truth – the Truth you know– is ALL THAT IS PRESENT NOW. That which is present is EVIDENCE. To disclaim the evidence of Truth would be do disclaim, or to deny, the Omnipresence that is God. Let’s never claim that God is All, and then disclaim the Allness that is God by a denial that the evidence of every Truth we know is present right here and right now.

Perhaps it may not appear that Truth’s evidence is present; but we cannot accept this illusion any more than we accept the miasmic picture of disease, trouble, or lack. We should gently but firmly insist that the evidence of God is God. And that this evidence is just as present as is God.

It is natural to expect Truth, and Its evidence, to be simultaneous. But, if we keep looking for the evidence; if we keep expecting the evidence to appear, we seem to be deceived in two ways. First, it appears that Truth’s evidence of Itself has been absent and may now be visibly present. Next, the illusion that Truth’s evidence is not present, now, but we expect it to become evidence. In either case, it is a denial of the constant fact that the Truth you know, and the evidence of this Truth, are inseparably ONE.

Hold steadfastly to the PRESENCE OF THE EVIDENCE OF TRUTH THAT IS PRESENT, AND YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT IT REALLY IS THE ONLY EVIDENCE, AND IT IS THE ONLY EVIDENCE THAT HAS BEEN PRESENT ALL THE WHILE.

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Ya Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Allen, I read your last post Why Die? and I mostly agree with you, but what about people who are ready to move on because they’ve seen and done it all?

What To Do When You’ve Done It All: Not This

As soon as I read this question I thought about a guy I met many years ago. Death of a loved one left him with more money than he knew what to do with. He started living large: expensive clothes, exotic trips, etc. One day, as it was told to me, he called a close friend and told him, “I’ve seen and done it all. I’m ready to see what the next life offers.” He hung up, pulled the trigger, and shot himself in the head.

GOD IS INFINITE – WITHOUT LIMITS OF ANY KIND. AN INFINITE GOD CAN ONLY “EXPRESS” ITSELF INFINITELY. THIS ONE INFINITE PRESENCE IS INEXHAUSTIBLE.

Think about what you just read, and you must agree that no one could ever see or do it all. For that to happen God would have to be finite.

These Words Are Packed With Meaning

“I am come that they might have life and that they may have it more abundantly.” These are the words Christ Jesus spoke to the living – to people who thought they already had life. Some who heard these words may have thought, “Not only do I have life, but, I’ve seen and done it all.” Yet Christ spoke those words, and they were packed with meaning.

I’ve met so many people who have made millions of dollars. They live in palatial homes and drive pricy cars. They travel frequently to foreign countries and stay in costly hotels. Moreover, they enjoy loving relationships with friends and family. All this they do while in the pink of health. These are the very same people who sometimes think, “I’ve seen and done it all.” But have they?

Have You Seen Everything In Your Living Room?

The scenario depicted in the next paragraph has been the experience of many. It reminds me of a passage from Lao-tzu: Without going outside, you may know the whole world. Living in the same room, without ever going outside, you can see and experience more than you ever thought possible.

Imagine this. You’re sitting in the same chair that you always sit in to read and meditate. This time it’s different. Without warning, the room lights up. The furniture is still there; so are the plants and bric-a-brac. But now it’s all Light.

What just happened? After decades of sitting in that room, you finally saw the room as it is – Spiritual Substance. Just when you were ready to throw in the towel because you’ve seen and done it all, you realize that you haven’t seen anything yet.

Now you have a renewed interest in living. Why? Because you realize how little of the world you’ve ever actually seen.

Seeing It Or Seeing It As It Really Is

Perhaps you’ve read the books or heard the CDs of Marie Watts. In them, she shares her first experience of seeing the Grand Canyon in Illumination. It looked nothing like the canyon she’d seen so many times before. So many visits to the Grand Canyon and yet in only one visit did she actually see the Grand Canyon. [In subsequent visits she always saw the real canyon.]

Another time Ms. Watts tells of seeing a fruit tree in Illumination. By time-based material standard, it was out of season and fruitless. In Illumination (actual seeing), she saw the fruit, roots and all. She shares other experiences corroborating the fact there is a life more abundant to experience and enjoy.

There Simply Is No Excuse

The Infinity of God makes it impossible for any person living the so-called typical human lifespan to see and experience one percent of this universe. Ennui is no excuse for dying.

Why Die?

This question is particularly addressed to you if you are associated with Christian Science, Unity, Infinite Way, or some of the other so-called Truth movement – even the Absolute: Why die? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Approaching the question from a different angle: Why consent to death?

Without much thought, you can jot down a quick list of science-backed reasons to die. But, are those reasons backed by the Truth you say you believe? Below are some of the commonly accepted reasons to die:

  • Disease
  • Accidents
  • Age
  • Crime
  • Natural causes

If you are associated with one of the Truth movements mentioned earlier, you probably have already connected some dots. A spark of realization flashed in “your” Consciousness, and you thought, “That’s right Allen, why should I die?” Or, you may be asking, “What dots should I have connected?” To answer that, let’s go through the five commonly accepted reasons to die and examine them in the Light of Truth.

DISEASE

“Sit down, Allen,” my employer said. “I understand that you are a Practitioner. Several years ago, I was healed of AIDS. I called a Christian Science Practitioner, and he worked with me until I had a complete healing.”

That was the first time I heard of someone healed of AIDS by spiritual means only. He then shared the Practitioner’s name which made me smile. He was the same Practitioner that “healed” my mother of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, says of disease what all other Truth movements imply: “To say there is no disease is all right, but to know there is none is what we require.” This, of course, is based on the Truth that God (Wholeness and Perfection) is all there is.

Reader, answer this question. Can you know there is no disease and simultaneously consent to death by disease?

ACCIDENTS

One of my favorite quotes from Mary Baker Eddy’s seminal work, Science and Health, is “Accidents are unknown to God….” Many Christian Scientists have been quickly healed of injuries from an apparent accident by turning to that Truth.

There is only One Presence – God. Accidents require two. Yes, there appear to be many, but there is just One. Knowing there is One Presence and One Activity is your immunity from accidents of every type. You, knowing this Truth, have ruled out death by accident.

Even injuries seemingly sustained from accidents have been completely “healed” by the realization that an accident never happened.

Right here we have eliminated accidents as a reason to die. Let’s move on.

CRIME

Every day a shot is fired and someone dies. In the United States, where guns can be bought as easily as a bag of chips, death by bullet is commonplace. What is your immunity from death by crime? Crime requires the presence of two. There is only One. As long as you keep your head above the clouds of dualism, knowing only One Presence, your immunity is guaranteed.

Take a look at how far you’ve come. You’ve ruled out death by accident and crime. Let’s continue.

AGE

Every time I think of age and death, I think of my cat Jeppetto. By midnight, it was obvious that she was suffering. I called a 24-hour animal hospital. The veterinarian asked me, “How old is your cat?” I answered, “Twenty-two.” I was stupefied when he said, “Don’t bother bringing her in. She should’ve been dead.”

Does the so-called passage of time mean debilitation and certain death? “According to your belief is it done unto you.” However, your belief may not be rooted in Truth.

Does time age the Body? Does it exist at all? There is no time in God, and no God in time. Although this is the simple Truth, it’s a cop-out. Let’s approach it from a different angle.

The question to be answered is this: Does it matter to the Body if time exists or not? The answer is No. Your Body is constituted of the Substance that is the Presence of God. This matters because God is Changeless. God, as the Substance of your Body, never lapses from Perfection to imperfection. God never lapses from Eternal Life to temporal life. The so-called “passage of time” does not change your Body one iota.

“But, Allen,” you say, “you cannot deny that the body changes from infancy to adolescence and matures to adulthood.” No, I cannot deny that it appears that way. But, is it that way? Who told you that it is? Appearances? The bottom line is this: THE ILLUSION OF AGE IS NO EXCUSE TO DIE.

NATURAL CAUSES

The other day I read the most bizarre story on the internet. Apparently, a twenty-three-year-old man died from “natural causes.” The article rambled on without detailing the specifics of this natural cause.

To die by natural causes implies that death was the effect of a natural cause. Cause and effect. How many is that? Two. As God is One Infinite, Indivisible Presence without an other, Life (God) is all there is. There is no cause and no effect. There is just God (Life).

CONCLUSION

This post is especially targeted to those who profess that God is indeed the ONLY Presence.

Consider everything that you’ve read so far and ask yourself this question: WHY SHOULD I CONSENT TO DEATH BY DISEASE, ACCIDENT, CRIME, OLD AGE, OR NATURAL CAUSES?

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