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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God Knows Nothing About It

This post is to clear up any confusion about the previous post (Virus and Vaccines).

The Real Reason You Pray

The audio excerpt is from my second book, Sounds of the Trumpet. One of my favorite chapters from this book is From Glory to Glory, and it is from this chapter that I am reading.

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ARE YOU SEEING THE EVIDENCE OF TRUTH?

 

Can You Picture It?

After reading the last post, some people responded, “Yes, Allen, all of that sounds fine in theory, but I’m still not seeing the Evidence in my daily living.” If you had a similar response, are you willing to rethink that thought?

With much resistance, I’m pulling out the ol’ snake and rope analogy, but I need your imagination.

Picture you’re strolling through your award-winning vegetable garden. Two feet ahead of you, you spot a black and red snake. Your heart races, but your body freezes. One slow step at a time, you back away.

Later that evening, your three-year-old son ran to the dinner table swinging a red and black rope – the rope you thought was a snake. Answer this question: What did you see? You saw a rope. On the retina of your eye was an image of a rope. You never saw a snake.

Why, you wonder, did your heart race and your body freeze if you only saw a rope? “According to your belief is it done unto you” (Matthew 8:13).

Do You Accept This?

God is the only Presence. As there is nothing else to be present, God is the only Evidence. All that is present to be seen is God. Think about this for a moment. Do you accept this? If so, read on.

You Are Always Seeing The Evidence

Go back to the snake and rope analogy. When you thought you saw a snake, you could say, with conviction, “I don’t see the evidence of a rope.” However, all you ever saw was the rope. Similarly, today you might say, “I’m not seeing the evidence of Truth,” but that’s all you are seeing. Because you know God is All, you know this is true.

A Reminder Never Hurts

From this day forward, frequently remind yourself, “I AM SEEING THE EVIDENCE OF OMNIPRESENT PERFECTION, FOR THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO SEE.”

That’s telling the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth!

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The Evidence Of Perfection Is Right Where You Are?

HEAVEN IS HERE– NOW

God Is All allen white

Jesus once proclaimed, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand”– meaning that the evidence of Truth is already evident. He urged, “Repent,” – change your mind from believing in the appearance of God’s absence. Paraphrasing Jesus’ words: IF IT APPEARS THAT YOUR LIFE AND AFFAIRS ARE IMPERFECT IN ANY WAY, DON’T BELIEVE IT. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS ALREADY VISIBLY EVIDENT, RIGHT WHERE DISEASE AND DESPAIR SEEM TO APPEAR. Why would Jesus dare to say these words to apparently troubled hears and mind? Because Jesus knew that God Is All. He knew that only God can be and Is evident.

GOD IS ALL — INCLUDING EVIDENCE

Reader, have you seriously considered why you really mean when you say, “God Is All”? Certainly you mean God is the only Presence, the only Power, and the only Identity. And you must mean God is the only Substance, Form and Activity. But have you considered that since God is All, God must necessarily be the only Manifestation – the only Evidence? Answer honestly. You cannot sincerely acknowledge God as the only Manifestation and Evidence while hoping and waiting for the evidence to appear. That is implying that God is both present and absent at the same time. Is this a firm foundation to base you life on? No!

Dear reader, know that it is impossible to sincerely acknowledge God as the only Evidence without also experiencing that Evidence right where you are.

This excerpt is from my second book, Sounds of the Trumpet. The chapter is titled, “The Evidence.”
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The Secret

This excerpt was sent to me by one of our readers. The author is Christian Science Practitioner and Lecturer, Irving Tomlinson. It’s message is simple and practical. As one of my colleagues once said, “We don’t talk enough about Perfection.” This excerpt does.

I have learned how to make Science a thing of life, not words, and I am going to tell you what the wonderful secret is, for it is wonderful. Now it is this: not to see or hear or repeat any kind of imperfection. It is seeing, hearing, and repeating only good at all times, under all circumstances, in spite of everything that appears to the contrary.

I make this resolution every morning when I wake up, when first I open my eyes, and I review it every hour of the day. I see perfection, a perfect cause and effect, perfect God and perfect man. And I refuse to admit the slightest imperfection in myself of my friends, and in my so-called enemies, in my affairs or in the affairs of the world. I take my radical stand every day for the perfection of God in everything and everybody He has made.

I look upon the world with God’s eyes and see it as He sees it. I refuse to see it any other way. I stop a dozen times a day to review this resolution and to make sure that I am not giving way to fear or criticism. I watch my thoughts about people – the lame, the old, the unlovely (to sense) that I meet – and stray animals. I have taken a radical stand for the perfection of all things, and I will not, absolutely will not, release the perfect standard.

The results have been marvelous. Try it, and you will forget to wear your glasses, as they will not be necessary. You will be seeing with God’s eyes.

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Does Evil Exist?

“All of the metaphysical literature I read states there is no evil. But, Allen, all I see around me is evil. Please help me understand how there is no evil.”

The Simple Answer

I think I wrote on this subject before, yet there is always more to say. So, let’s jump right in. The easy answer is: Because God is Love and God is All, there’s no place for evil to exist. However, that’s too easy. Let’s dig deeper into God’s Allness for a better answer.

A List Of Evils With One Common Denominator

Take a look at this list of evil appearances:

  • war
  • disease
  • abuse
  • crime
  • accidents
  • discrimination
  • bullying
  • enslavement

By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it’s enough to get the ball rolling. Read the list again. What do the listed items have in common? There is a common denominator here. Do you see it? The answer is duality. For any of these appearances to exist, there must be more than one present. In each case, something is done to something or someone else. In each case, there’s more than one.

Love Is The Only Power

From Jeremiah 23:24 we read, “Do not I fill heaven and earth says the Lord?” Then turning to Isaiah 45:5 we see, “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me….”

Despite all appearances, there is only one Infinite, Eternal, Indivisible Presence present. Because it denotes one unified whole, Indivisible is the key-word here. This One, as all Action, is called (in human terms) LOVE. That’s why you often read, “Love is the only Power.”

The Antidote To Evil’s Appearances

Since there is only One, do you see the impossibility of actual evil? Whenever there appears to be the threat of evil in your life, remind yourself that Infinite, Indivisible Perfect Presence – God – is all that is Present.

I know firsthand that sometimes the threat of evil will make the heart race and the mind conjure up pictures of doom and disaster. The antidote is the crystal clear realization of Indivisible Oneness. Have you ever prayed for a realization of Oneness? Try it.

Ask This One Question

The questioner states, “all I see around me is evil.” Yes, that may be true. And it’s equally true that all a Midwestern farmer will see when he looks at his land is a flat earth. Without an aerial view, he wouldn’t know better.

Christ Jesus and his followers looked at the same land. They saw a troubled earthly environment while he saw the Kingdom of Heaven. What’s going on here? Christ had an aerial (transcendent) view, and we can enjoy that same view of our environment.

If what you are seeing troubles your soul, know that you are not seeing what IS. It’s an alert to reassess what you are seeing. This is, as you’ve guessed, an “inner” approach. In silent prayer ask of “your” God Consciousness: Is this God appearing? Now, wait for the answer. You may have to rinse and repeat, but it’s worth it.

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This Will Assure You Of A Great Year

Which Would You Rather Be?

She describes it as an astonishing Revelation that shifted her entire viewpoint on knowing Truth. The Revelation: “I am the Principle and not a student at all.”

Before this inner discovery, Lillian DeWaters said she was alone, considering the plight of the math student. DeWaters reasoned that students of mathematics would always face an endless round of problems. Suddenly she cried out, “O’ to be the Principle instead of the student.”

Like a streak of lightning, it flashed in her consciousness – “I am the Principle and not a student at all.” Of course her actual discovery was: I am the Principle of Truth and not the student of Truth.

Basking in this discovery, she often reminded herself, “I am not trying to do, to think or to know something; but I am doing, feeling and being the Truth of Life and the Way.” Every area of DeWaters’ life was touched and polished by this grand discovery: I AM THE PRINCIPLE OF TRUTH.

Do This One Thing For A Great Year

Reader, I know that you want this so-called new year to be a magnificent year. At the very least, you would like some assurance that this year will be a great year. It can be. Here is the way: MAKE ONE SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY THIS YEAR.

Not something read. Not something heard. This discovery must rise from the vast ocean of Truth that is your Consciousness. It may be a quiet bubble of realization, or it may flash like a streak of lightning. One thing is for sure. Your viewpoint will make a wonderful shift. You’ll “see” everything and everyone through the lens of this discovery. Without lifting a finger, astonishing things will happen. To so-called others, it will look like lady luck is finally smiling on you. Yet you will know that it simply is the Kingdom of Heaven revealing Itself more clearly.

How To Proceed

Are you wondering how to proceed? It starts with a desire to know and experience more Truth (God) than your present knowledge and experience. Then, with this desire as your motivation, you take a deep dive (via listening prayer) into the unchartered depths of your God Consciousness. Pearls of discovery await you. And, so does a great year – perhaps your best ever.

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This Is Christ-mas

Brightly lit tree in the family room
Inflatable Santa on the front lawn
Hallmark Christmas specials on the television

Christmas is almost here. How many Christmases have you celebrated? Here’s a better question: How much lasting value have you gotten out of this yearly budget-buster? Don’t misunderstand me. Turkey parts drizzled with mushroom gravy sided with sweet potato casserole and honey-glazed brussels sprouts are wonderful. So are the caroling and revelry.

The Long Lasting Benefits of A Christmas Celebration

After the chewing, sipping and singing are over, are you healthier? Are you more prosperous? Are your problems over? I ask these questions because I believe a true Christmas celebration can have long-lasting practical consequences that leave you healthier and happier in the year that follows.

Because this season focuses on the Christ, take advantage of it. Focus your attention on the Christ. We, in this Truth teaching, talk about Christ. We sing about Christ. But have you ever asked your Self, “What is the Christ?”

This Is Christ

God is All. All is God. God being each Identity is the Christ Identity. God being your Identity is your Christ Identity. Lift your “I” out of the deceptive grave of mortality, and you stand as the Living Christ of God.

Your next-door neighbor – the one you wave to as you hurry to the car – she’s the Living Christ of God. That seemingly unmanageable teen sitting at your dinner table … Lift him out of the deceptive grave of mortality, and there before you is the Living Christ.

Perhaps it’s hard to believe, but the meanest of the mean is the Living Christ of God. And once you divorce yourself from your human judgment of them, your Consciousness is flooded with the Light of Truth. “There before me is Christ – God identified.”

The Living Christ Of God

The Living Christ of God. It’s a fuzzy phrase lacking any practical value. Let’s un-fuzz it. In your heart, you know that God is:

  • Perfection
  • Spirit (not subject to material laws)
  • Infinite (unlimited by so-called time and space)
  • Eternal (never born and never dying)
  • All Power (all that has the Power to Be)

The Living Christ of God is all the above being each Identity in the universe. But, let’s keep it going.

A Decision To Make This Christmas That Will Make It Your Best Christmas

Despite the social restrictions that are in place these days, it’s still possible that you will share a Christmas dinner with others (not too many, but perhaps one other). What if you made a decision today that from this day forward and throughout the holiday season, no matter who stands before you (friend or foe), you will acknowledge,

“I am not deceived by your appearance. I know God is All, therefore I know you to be the Presence of Infinite, Eternal Perfection. I know you to be free and unrestrained by material laws of time and space. I know you to be the one and only Power evidenced as Love, Light, and Eternal Life. This is what I know to be true of you.”

No, you don’t memorize it. That’s unnecessary. Let’s look at what’s going on here. You’ve simply taken the list of God attributes from the bulleted list above and acknowledged them to be the reality of the Identities that you encounter. By doing this, you (1) acknowledge God’s Allness, and (2) take Christ-mas to a new level. Reading this post is one thing. Living this post is Christmas.

Merry Christ-mas!

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