Monthly Archives: February 2017

Do You Need To Be Reminded?

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“Allen, sometimes you suggest that readers remind themselves of some Truth throughout the day. What’s the difference between that and the affirmations of metaphysics?”

Affirmations, Do You Know What They Are?

When I first made the suggestion of these occasional reminders, readers thought that I had taken a hundred steps backwards into the dualism of metaphysics. But, I haven’t.

To tell you the truth, affirmations, in their original form, are not the demons people make them out to be. Affirmations are merely statements of spiritual Truth. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word affirm as “to state positively, or to assert as valid.” When someone says, “3 plus 2 equals 5,” that’s an affirmation based on mathematical truth. When someone says God is All, that’s an affirmation based on spiritual Truth.

Reader, if you have ever said, “I am Eternal Life,” you have asserted this as a valid statement based on God being All. Therefore, that statement is an affirmation.

Reminders Are Not Spells

There is, among many, an affirmation in metaphysical circles that has been ill-used and abused: GOD IS MY INSTANT, CONSTANT, AND ABUNDANT SUPPLY. When someone asserts this as a valid Truth, there is nothing wrong with this affirmation. But, here’s where the wheels fall off the wagon. Many people, who appear to be struggling to make ends meet and keep food on the table, say those words over and over hoping that the words will change the appearance from lack to plenty. Affirmations used this way are affirmations misused.

Reader, do you see that when you state any Truth hoping it will soon become true, that statement is not an affirmation at all? An affirmation is a statement of what IS and not what will be. This is the difference between a reminder and the misuse of affirmations found on the lower rungs of metaphysics.

On occasion I do suggest that you remind yourself of a particular Truth, however, I mean for you to first of all know that it is already true. Reminders are not spells. The words are not incantations to be spoken in hushed tones over red, Ylang-Ylang scented candles. They are statements of ever-present Truth that are as natural as saying “The sun is in the sky.”

Why Reminders Seem To Be Necessary

Reader, you may be thinking, “Allen. No one goes around saying 3 plus 2 equals 5 over and over. No one needs to remind themselves of this truth, so why should I have to remind myself of a spiritual Truth?” It’s because 3 plus 2 never appears to be 22. It’s because no one ever seems to see 3 plus 2 equal anything but 5 [in a base 10 operation].

Throughout your day, if pictures and suggestions of humanhood, age, lack, hatred, violence, war, sickness seem real enough for you to even talk about them, a gentle reminder will let you face these mirages knowing their nothingness.

It is true that one day these reminders (of what is true now) won’t seem to be necessary. You will know when that time comes. Remember, the idea was a suggestion. If, every now and again you can use a reminder, use it.

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Who Will Win The 2017 Abby Award?

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The Creation Of The Abby Award

The Master of Ceremonies opens the envelope and announces “And the ‘Abby’ goes to ….”

Let’s back up to the beginning. In my mind I picture a new awards show. In America you have the Oscar, Grammy and Emmy awards. In France, you have the Prix Goncourt. In the United Kingdom there is the BAFTA awards. All of these represent excellence in a certain field. But what about the field of Absolute writers and publishers. Deserving folk in this genre should be recognized too. So, I’ve created (in my wildest imagination) the Abby Award for writers and publishers of the Absolute.

[Back to the show]

As I write, the judges are tallying up the votes. I’m on edge waiting for the unknown man in the tuxedo to hand the envelope to the Master of Ceremonies. He walks onto the stage and hands the envelope to the elegantly gowned MC. After opening the envelope, she pauses and then announces, “And the Abby Award goes to Mystics of the World (M.O.W.).” Smiles light up the room.

Mystics Of The World Is Our Fairy Godmother

For over a decade, Mystics of the World has been the fairy godmother for authors of the Absolute. Authors like Jane Woodward found a publishing angel in Mystics of the World (Denice Jutras). Her books are excellent but too small to be considered by traditional publishers.

My story is simple. God Is All enjoyed excellent distribution by DeVorss and sold very well in the United States and Canada. Once Mystics of the World put the book in their catalog, God Is All started circulating in India, New Zealand, Africa, United Kingdom and Brazil.

If you want a book by Lillian DeWaters, Vivian May Williams, Marie Watts, or Paul Gorman, where do you turn? Mystics of the World.

The Marie Watts Project

Recently M.O.W. embarked on an ambitious project to reprint all of the books of Marie Watts so that they are all traditionally sized and bound. That project is almost complete, and many of Watts’ books are now available through Mystics of the World and Amazon.com. Visit their site to see what winks at you. Here are my recommendations of Marie Watts’ books:

  • Three Essential Steps
  • Your Eternal Identity
  • Questions And Answers From The Word
  • Success Is Normal

Congratulations Mystics of the World on your Abby award.

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