Have You Ever Wondered About This?

I am so disappointed when I hear that a Truth teacher is having health challenges. Why do enlightened students and teachers of Truth still get sick and have problems?

Did You Believe This Too?

Most so-called “students of Truth” think all their problems will be solved once they realize God is All. No more sickness. No more sadness. No more stormy relationships. Realization, they believe, zaps away problems forever, and life trips merrily along amid rainbows and rose-strewn pathways. Not so!

Here’s the truth. After realizing God is All (and not merely reading and saying the words), problems pop up, but they don’t alarm. Problems no longer mean what they did before. Yes, it may cause you to totter, but they won’t floor you. Why? Because you understand the marvelous significance of the problem.

Flashcards To The Rescue

During your school days, did you ever study with flashcards? These were cards with a word or question on the face of the card. The other side had the definition or answer. You tested your knowledge of a subject by going through the flashcards.

Imagine you are studying for a French vocabulary exam. There are 15 flashcards. As you go through the flashcards, you nail 13 of them with the correct answers. However, you struggled with the last two answers. That’s okay. The “magic” of flashcards is they reveal gaps in your knowledge of a given subject. That’s all. Now, all you need to do is close the gaps.

Closing The Gap

For the enlightened students (and teachers) of Truth, problems are like flashcards: They reveal seeming gaps in their knowledge of God’s Allness. After the gap is revealed, the student goes about the business of closing the gap.

One way of closing the gap is with a simple prayer like this, “God, reveal the Truth that is most important for me to know.” Then it’s listening – expectantly – for that Truth.

Some see problems as devastating blows to their happiness and well-being. That’s because they see the problem as a real power – even a real presence. The enlightened student of Truth sees the problem and thinks, “I know this problem seems real, but only God’s Presence is real. I’m grateful for this opportunity to close this gap in my knowledge of God.” Then, they pray the gap-closing prayer in the previous paragraph.

Few And Far Between

Do we ever reach a point where there are no more problems? I believe we can. More specifically, I know that you do experience long stretches of problem-free living. As the seeming gaps close, the stretches get longer and longer. Rather than a life strewn with troubles, it’s more like rose-strewn pathways under rainbows in the sky.

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The Truth About Wealth

Do you ever think about Wealth? Exactly what are your thoughts about wealth?

Here is an excerpt on Wealth from Marie Watts‘ book The Ultimate.

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Conquer The Fear

How are you feeling about Vladimir Putin these days? Some people are afraid that he will turn his attention to the United States and trigger a nuclear war. Do you fear a war coming on? I promised a reader that my next post will be about Putin and a possible war. This is a very short post with a crucial message.

If you are fearing an impending war, your first order of business is to conquer your fear. Fear is not natural to your Being. The words of the Holy Bible are true: “God has not given you the spirit of fear.”

The Mind of God – your Mind – does not fear. It knows, “I am the Lord and beside me, there is no other.” Do you have an other mind? No, you don’t.

Let’s review the basic facts of life. God is All – the only Presence, Power and Manifestation. God is the only Mind or Intelligence. The One Mind is the I AM that you Are.

What does this Mind know? I AM ALL. Where does that leave fear and the one who fears? Fear and the identity that thinks it fears are both illusions. Have you ever been inside a hall of mirrors? Each mirror reflects a hilarious distortion of your body. The distorted image is not your body. Similarly, the fearful identity and the fear itself are distortions of your fearless Identity. They are not you. Can you accept this truth? Can you accept that the Allness of God is All there is of you? Answer in the affirmative and you’ve taken the first step to conquering the appearance of fear.

Here’s a suggestion. Get still with only the desire to experience (or know) God’s Presence – the I AM of your Being. If you must start with words to “settle in,” do so. At some point, let the words stop and simply pray, “Reveal my Self.” Listen intently and expectantly. A sweet Peace will sweep over you. This Peace is your I AM. Revel in it. This may only take a few minutes, but they are minutes well spent.

Later, ask yourself, “During this silent time, did I fear anything or anyone?” Your answer will certainly be, “No.” This is your true state of Being. Accept no other.

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This Is True Love

Will Someone Please Tell Me What Love Is?

Recently a reader wrote in stating that no writer actually tells you what Love is. “They write,” she says, “lots of words about Love, but something is always missing.” The writers tell you to be more loving. They even quote the Holy Bible which tells us to love God and love your neighbor as yourself, but the writers never tell you what Love is. In this post, let’s examine Love and get a clearer sense of what Love is, and be better Lovers.

Here’s a certainty: Everyone wants to Love and be Loved. Have you ever heard anyone say that they don’t want to be Loved? To love and be loved, according to Psychologist Abraham Maslow, is one of the basic “human” drives. A spiritual principle underlies this drive.

An Expression Of Love Is Not Love

Take a moment to think about the many expressions of Love. It can be anything from a young child hugging his nana to a couple making love. Perhaps a picture comes to mind of a mother breastfeeding her baby, or a daughter changing her elderly mother’s diaper. These appear as loving acts, but none of them are Love. They are expressions of Love seen through the filter of a seemingly relative world. More simply, they are expressions of Love seen through the lens of dualism.

God Is Love

The Holy Bible clearly states “God is love” (1 John 4:8). This fact moves us in the direction of understanding Love for what it is. God is one Infinite, Indivisible Presence. The important word here is one. Love is Oneness. Love is Living Oneness. Seen through the lens of dualism, Love appears as kind and loving acts. Seen as it Is (Illumined Seeing), Love is seen and experienced as One moving, living Presence.

You’ve heard it said that your neighbor is your Self. You’ve also been counseled to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Doesn’t this verse from the Holy Bible make more sense when you consider your neighbor is your Self? To Love is to first understand how your neighbor is your Self.

The Ocean Of Love

Just as the wave is the ocean and the ocean is the wave, so it is that You and God is one – the same One. You are not merely a wave in the Ocean of God; you are the Ocean Itself. This is true of your neighbor and all the Identities walking the face of this planet. Each is the Infinity of God.

Each wave is distinctly that wave yet is inseparable from every other wave. Your Identity is distinctly your Identity but is inseparable from every so-called other Identity.

You may count a thousand waves in the ocean, but each wave is nothing but the one ocean. Each Identity is the one Ocean of God. The Infinity of your Identity includes (or is) the Infinity of your neighbor’s Identity. You are the same One.

The Ocean of God is a living Presence. The Ocean of God is an active Presence. In human terms, this living, acting One is called Love.

How To Be A Better Lover

It’s time to get busy Loving. Below are three (3) suggestions for living the Love life:

Your Identity is Infinity
When you first open your eyes in the morning, remind yourself that you are Infinity Itself – that your Being is all Being. (You can’t say this as a human being – but you already know that.)
I AM that I AM
As you go about your day, look around you. Randomly pick something or someone and know I AM that I AM.
Switch It Around
Look at someone or something and know “That I AM is the I AM that I AM.”

Take these suggestions to heart and you will move beyond the duality of “one with,” to the reality of just One. Follow these suggestions and life will be a thrilling adventure in Love.

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Should You Watch What You Eat?

Is watching what you eat duality? Would that (watching what you eat) be taking the body to be a body of matter, which it is not?

The Many Diets

Years ago, we touched on the answer to this question, but let’s look at it again with fresh eyes.

Right now there are a gazillion diets promising optimal health. The most popular are the Mediterranean and Paleo diets. Plus there are many others. There’s the DASH diet for optimal heart health and the MIND diet for optimal brain function. Peeking over the horizon of popularity is the Breatharian diet. With this diet, you don’t have to watch what you eat. You don’t eat – or drink.

All of these diets have one thing in common: they omit foods allowed on the other diets. For this one reason alone, you have to watch what you eat. Yet this kind of “watching” is not what the questioner is asking about.

In all of the aforementioned diets, some foods are believed to be healthy for the body while others are deemed to be unhealthy. Those watching what they eat are making sure they eat health-inducing foods. Watch them at the buffet table as they skirt around the deep-fried foods and reach for the steamed broccoli florets. They pass over the cupcakes with mile-high frosting and fill their bowls with strawberry quarters drizzled with a touch of honey. Is this duality?

Health Is God

If you believe that Health is separate from you and can be attained and maintained by the foods you eat, how many concerns do you have? I counted three (you, health and food). It’s more than a duality: it’s a triality (made up word). In matters of the Spirit, which is all that matters, more than one is too many.

Here’s the Absolute Truth. God is All; God is Health; All is Health. As one writer put it, “Health is the one Power and Presence in the universe.” You can’t get out of Health and you can’t get into Health. Health is your very being – no matter what you eat.

Considering This, What Foods Are Bad Foods?

Nutritional therapy argues against this and states that some foods are good for you and others not so good. Drinking a green smoothie every morning is better than drinking a Dr. Pepper. But is this true? To answer this question, I turn your attention to the words of Christ Jesus: “And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.”

In these words (Mark 16:17-18), Christ Jesus taught an important spiritual lesson: There is only one Substance – God. The so-called deadly thing would have no effect because its Substance is God. God is the Substance of all Form. Everything you eat is constituted of the Substance that is the Presence of God.

When all food is understood to be God-Substance, there will be no more ill effects from eating food. One particular statement of Truth was hard for me to grasp until Revelation clarified it. It sounded wonderful, and I understood it to be the key to so-called instantaneous demonstration, but I just couldn’t grasp the concept. Here it is: All of God is equally present at every point of Existence at the same time.

Reviving Grace

This being true and understood, no food is more beneficial than another. Reader, consider what you have just read in the three preceding paragraphs and answer for yourself if some foods are better for you than others.

Rather than follow the advice to watch what you eat, it’s better to be mindful when you eat. Do you remember when your parents made you say grace before you ate? Do you also remember when you wanted to skip grace and dig into those sauce-smothered meatballs? For many people saying grace, if it’s said at all, is a mindless prelude to filling the belly. Let’s revive and revise the “prayer” before each meal.

Before you put the first forkful in your mouth, take a moment to be mindful that God is the Substance of the food you are about to eat. Be mindful that the Substance of your food is the very same Substance of your Body. By doing so, you eliminate the false sense of materiality associated with the Body and eating. And if you are about to eat a vanilla-glazed donut topped with sprinkles, remember you cannot get into or out of Health. Health is your Being.

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Getting Rid Of Toxic Relationships

The Question

As I scroll through emails and social media, I am bombarded with articles and quotes on eliminating toxic relationships/people. Is it true that, in order to have a fulfilling life, we have to actively remove toxic people from our lives?

Wouldn’t it be nice if, once a year, a big sweeper-like machine came through and swept toxic people out of our lives? Something similar to this does exist. I call it C.A.R. – Conscious Awareness of Reality.

To get into C.A.R., you have to go back to these basics. There is only One Presence. This Presence is Life, Mind, Activity and Identity. This One, which you are, is indivisibly One, and there is no other. There is no toxic other.

You’ve heard it said that people come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Can you recall someone who came into your life for just a season? Do you remember the good times, the laughter, the moments of encouragement and emotional support? It was wonderful, wasn’t it? Then, like a smoke ring, it vanished! No harm done.

Relationships (of any type) tend to sour when the season is over and one party clings like a finger monkey to a thumb. It’s over. Let go!

However, I can’t leave it here without addressing the harebrained notion that God brings people into your life to teach you valuable lessons. You’ve heard the theory before. For just a second, think about it. Did you notice that this theory is riddled with dualism? God (Indivisible Oneness) is not a professor or a Life Coach. God does not use illusion to teach Truth. Furthermore, God (Indivisible Oneness) does not know of an other that needs to learn spiritual lessons. God is not aware of an unenlightened Identity – and neither are you.

“But, Allen, I’ve got to do something to get these people out of my life. What do I do?” Here’s what you don’t do. Don’t block their phone calls. Don’t move. Don’t avoid them. Do not take one single human step to detoxify your life. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6).

Remember the big sweeper – C.A.R.? It has to be by Conscious Awareness of Reality. Yes, you must realize that this so-called toxic other is the One Infinite Indivisible Presence of Truth, Life, Light and Love. This is not a matter of mental gymnastics where you hurl affirmations at the person. Affirmation without realization is like a car without an engine. True realization makes affirmations unnecessary. The thing is to get a clear realization that the seeming toxic one is just the One. In a flash, what appeared to be a toxic person is swept out of your life. The person may remain, but only as the One.

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There Are No Hopeless Conditions

Lately, I’ve heard too many stories about people ready to make their transition. In most cases, a crippling or fatal disease is involved. In other cases it’s the (seeming) decline of an aging body. For those who are tempted to throw in the towel, I hope you find inspiration from this excerpt of The Finished Kingdom by Lillian DeWaters.

A friend from North Carolina writes, that after years of both mental and bodily suffering from troubles for which there seemed to be no relief, “death, that great nightmare of the phantom world,” came to claim him. At that moment he was suddenly lifted into the plane above and recognized the nothingness of death. Directly over the head of his bed rested a great halo of a billiant, soft light, brighter than any electric light that he had ever beheld.

He declares there was spiritual or supernal force in the room that was irresistible, drawing him up and on, and making clear to him that, in reality, he had never been sick; that he lived, moved and had his being in God’s kingdom right here and now; that this is Life’s glorious city of New Jerusalem. The room seemed filled with the “water of Life” flowing in every direction and filling his consciousness with divine joy and inspiration. Then, the vision ceased; he opened his eyes, knew that he was healed, and arose from what had seemed his death-bed – whole. He declared that for days afterward, he felt as though he were walking on air, he seemed so light and free and glorious.

Many days of seemingly hopeless contemplations of Truth preceded this wonderful experience. Yet, as the story proves, those contemplations were not in vain.

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Stop The War

Things started looking crazy a few weeks ago after Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. It still looks crazy, but more than that, it appears to be real. Does it look real to you? Would you like to put an end to this frightful picture? There is one thing you can do. You can stand steadfastly on God’s Allness as the only reality. Below are just a few helpful tips to support you.

Forgive

This, as you suspected, has to be your starting point. How can you assert God is the only Power when you have given power to someone to disturb the calm peace of your soul? If you are harboring any ill feelings toward anyone, stop the war in your own mind by forgiving them.

Oneness

The One appears as many, but don’t be deceived. The One never fights Itself. The One is not Self-destructive. There is just One, and what is true of the One is all that is True.

Don’t Take Sides

With whom are you siding? The One Presence has no sides. Sides imply duality. There is just God’s Infinite, Indivisible Presence. Better than taking a side, take a stand for Oneness (Love) being ALL – all the time.

Knowing Not Doing

Don’t feel helpless because there seems to be nothing you can do in this situation. Knowing (Truth) trumps doing. Know that God is the only Presence, Power and Manifestation as all the universe.

If you pray “for” anything, pray for a clear Realization that God is All that is present and manifest.

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This Is Better Than Good Outcomes

Earth – The Planet Of Doing And Accomplishing

“Our globe has been called Number Five, the planet of works, since everybody and everything must accomplish something or be nobody and nothing.” Those are the words of Emma Curtis Hopkins from her book High Mysticism.

Everybody seems to be working to accomplish something. Some are working for career success, and others are working to attain great wealth. Some are trying to achieve peace of mind, and others are struggling to attain spiritual enlightenment. As they work, they look around to see if there are any results from their labor. Daily they ask themselves: When is it going to happen? Why hasn’t it happened for me? What am I doing wrong?

A Better Way To Live

There is a better way to live. That way is best explained in an email sent to me by an enlightened friend. In it he wrote:

“Humans have a tendency to be preoccupied with outcomes whereas what really concerned Jesus or the Christ man was his status. Because Jesus understood his unchangeable status as the image of God he was never actually concerned about outcomes.”

Being All Is Better Than Achieving All

It seems absurd that merely shifting your focus from thoughts of getting and achieving to understanding your Identity can result in a fulfilling and successful life. Yet is it so farfetched? Imagine you are the owner of two cars: One has a full tank of gas, and the other is almost empty. Which car is going to get you to the next town without stopping? Discovering the truth of your Identity is like finding your once empty tank full of gas.

Once Christ Jesus discovered the Truth of his Identity, he always ran on full – fulfilled. So-called human beings, hurrying and scurrying to accomplish and achieve, are like near-empty tanks hunting for a gas pump.

When Jesus discovered the Truth of his Identity, he made another discovery: I have All because I AM All. From that day on Christ never concerned himself with results. Why should he? In the realization of his Identity, he achieved All.

Are You Willing To Try Something Different?

For years, perhaps, you’ve focused your attention on results. And if you tell the truth, there’s no respite from result-focused living. Reader, this is no way to live! Therefore, I’m asking you one question: Are you willing to try something different? If you are, try Jesus’ method – at least for thirty days.

Just for one month, focus your heart and mind on discovering the Truth of your Identity. Nothing you’ve read or heard counts. This discovery must be by inner Revelation.

The process is simple. Every prayer or meditation must have one purpose only – Self discovery. This means each prayer period will have a point of silent listening to hear the “Voice of Revelation.” Try it. If you have any questions, send me an email. One thing is for certain, it will be a great month of discovery.

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Understanding Your Desires

Strike The Word From Your Vocabulary

What do you desire? More important, why do you desire it? Is it because you feel something is missing from your experience? Humanly speaking (and I can’t imagine why anyone would do too much of that), desire and lack are joined at the hip.

Let’s continue from the spiritual point-of-view. Does God desire? Your answer, I’m sure, is, “No, Allen, God being the One Infinite, Indivisible Presence is All and therefore has All. And, Allen, now that I think about it, that word should be struck from my vocabulary.”

Desire Is An Alert – Not An Alarm

You and God are (is) One – the same One. You have All because the I of your Being is All. You are eternally complete. Yet, we do seem to have desires. Why do we have them? Imagine you are waiting for a pizza delivery. Twenty minutes pass, and the doorbell rings. What does that bell signify to your salivating mouth? The presence or absence of the pizza? Yes, the bell signifies the presence of something you desired. Similarly, desire is an alert signifying the presence of something that seems to be absent. If desire could talk it would say, “Don’t overlook me. I’m here.”

Every Desire Alerts You To God’s Presence

Every desire signifies the presence of a spiritual (God) quality. Take a look at these God-qualities:

  • Life
  • Wholeness
  • Joy
  • Infinity
  • Beauty
  • Love/Peace (Oneness)
  • Eternality
  • Completeness

You can trace every so-called human desire back to one or more of these God-qualities.

Someone once asked, “Allen, what about my neighbor’s wife? Sometimes I have desires for her. How do you explain that – spiritually speaking?” In a nutshell, that desire symbolizes the Presence of Completeness.

Simple – But Will You Do It?

Let’s move this from the theoretical to the practical. Whenever a desire emerges, rejoice. Rejoice because the desire is saying, “I think you’ve overlooked me. All you have to do is acknowledge my Presence and understand why I am present, and you will experience my Presence.” Do you understand why the seeming desire is present? It’s because God is Present. Therefore all the qualities of God are Present, and they are present right where you are.

Don’t spin and scurry around trying to get God (or any aspect of God). Simply acknowledge that God is present as that particular aspect of Itself. If you will do this without wavering, you’ll experience the Presence of that which seemed to be absent.

If this unwavering acknowledgment doesn’t seem to work, get busy praying to understand that the entirety of God is present in your life (as your life) right now and always.

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