Category Archives: Christ

This Is Christ-mas

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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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The Gospel Of Thomas Class Is Coming

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Soon I will be offering a new class called The Gospel of Thomas – A Gospel of Practical Spirituality. I’m determining how to best present the class. The class will be either a teleconference class or delivered to you as weekly audio files.

Perhaps you attended one of my touring lectures on The Gospel of Thomas. Or, you purchased the 6-hour audio set. I promise there will be new information in the upcoming class. Since those earlier classes, greater insights have been revealed.

Concerning the fee, I’ll continue with my pricing method that seems to unsettle so many people. The class is not free, however there will be no set fee. You have the option of determining the value of the course and paying accordingly. Whenever possible I offer most of my seminars this way. I think it works best for all concerned.

If you are interested in this class, it would be good to purchase a copy of the book. I have several editions, but my favorite is published by Concord Press and edited by Raghavan Iyer. I prefer this edition because it’s not heavily annotated.

You will be hearing more from me concerning The Gospel of Thomas – A Gospel of Practical Spirituality – soon.

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Grief — How To End It

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I Never Believed She Killed Her Husband

“She must’ve killed her husband,” whispered a band of women huddled in the corner of the sanctuary. “How else can you explain how happy she is after the police just found his body in the woods?”

When I heard about the rumors of Venus killing her husband, I laughed. In a typical church, I could understand what they would expect of Venus – obvious signs of grief. But this was a metaphysical church. This was a church that teaches death is not real. This was a church that has as a motto, “Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul.” That’s why I laughed.

Did the women spreading this rumor ever stop to consider that maybe the teachings of the church were more than mere words for Venus? Did they consider that perhaps Venus was living the teachings, rather than merely mouthing them? Could it be that Venus clearly realized that since God is All, there is nothing to grieve? Contrast this with the following story and decide which best exemplifies God Mind?

Grief Is Not Natural

I once worked with a man who would break out into uncontrollable sobbing every day. A river of tears would run down his face. Between short gasps for breath, he’d sputter something about his mother. I pieced together that his mother must have recently passed.

One day following another outburst I asked him, “Cal, when did your mother pass?” Wiping the tears from his eyes, he said, “Ten years ago.” I thought to myself, “There’s a problem here.” But as it is said, “Everyone grieves differently.” But, is grief necessary? Is it based on the Truth, or a lie about the Truth?

Not too long ago, a friend asked me, “Allen, what would you do if your mother died?” [Be honest, don’t you find this a strange question?] Yes, I was taken aback by the question, but then I replied, “I’d call a Practitioner right away.” “A Practitioner,” she said, “Isn’t it a little late for that?” “No, it’s the ideal thing to do,” I said. “The reason I’d call a Practitioner is to head-off a possible encounter with grief.”

Someone has to say this bluntly: Grief is not natural.

Let me expand on this. Grief is not natural to the Christ or God-Mind. God-Mind knows that Life is all there is. God-Mind knows the inseparability of Life and Identity. God-Mind’s natural state is Joy, and from this state it never drifts. The most important thing to know is that God-Mind is the only Mind.

Is There A Mind Other Than God-Mind?

Do you argue that grief is natural? I agree with you. Grief is natural to the so-called human mind, but answer this question. Where in the Allness of God is the human mind? Nowhere! The human mind is the finite, distorted experience of God-Mind. Analyze that sentence carefully and you must come to one conclusion: The human mind is NOTHING.

Here’s the question you must ask and answer for yourself. “Your” mind. Is it the human mind or God-Mind? You can’t have it both ways. Which is it? If you answered, “Allen, of course my Mind is God-Mind,” then grief is not normal for you. Rather, unbridled Joy is your natural state.

Break Free Of Grief Today

Does it seem that you’re caught in the cold clutch of grief? Would you like to break free? It would help if you at least believed, despite all appearances, that God-Mind is your only Mind. From here it is simple.

Throughout the day, when it seems that you are overcome by a wave of grief, say to yourself, “Right this moment, I am willing to experience Joy.” Later, during your time of silent God-focused prayer, open with those same words. Don’t try to be happy. Don’t reach up and out for joy. This is a process of revelation. Let the Mind of Joy be revealed and experienced as your Mind.

Why does this work? It works for the same reason spiritual healing “works.” Spiritual healing, as you know, does not try to change a sick body into a well body. Spiritual healing is KNOWING that right where there appears to be a sick body is the whole and perfect Presence of God embodied. And right where there appears to be a grieving mind is God-Mind – Joy-Mind.

When you state your willingness to experience Joy, you state your willingness to experience the natural state of the ever-present God-Mind – your only Mind.

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How To Have Better Conversations

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Do Your Conversations Stray From God’s Allness?

Conversations often stray far away from God being the only Presence and Power. You start the day knowing that God is the only Presence, but before you know it you’re talking about idiots, stupidity, disease, death, lack and a host of other un-Godly ideas. You do reach a point where these types of conversations turn your stomach.

When you find yourself in an uncomfortable conversation, you’ve probably tried changing the subject. That works for a second, and then the conversation makes a U-turn back to more dualistic drivel. If it’s a telephone conversation, you probably tried this one: “I’ve got to go. Someone’s trying to get me on the other line.”

Keeping And Getting Your Conversations On Track

Reader, this post helps when your every effort to steer the conversation into Godlier ports fails. Below are a few practical and helpful suggestions:

  • If it is a telephone call: Before you call the number or pick up the receiver, remind yourself that there is only ONE mouth and only ONE ear – God, the Infinite I AM. The speaking mouth and the hearing ear are ONE and the same Presence and Power.
  • If you are speaking in person: Look at her(him) and know that before you is the moving, living, breathing Presence of the Infinite I AM Consciousness that knows God is All.
  • As the conversation continues: You may have to frequently remind yourself of the One Mouth and One Ear. Know that all parties involved in the conversation are the One speaking Mouth and One Hearing Ear.

I know that speaking and hearing seem like human activities, but there is a spiritual principle behind them. For the next 7 days, work with these ideas. Don’t look for results. Just dive in and enjoy.

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The True View Of Christmas

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Christmas Is Your Consciousness

Christmas is the Christ Consciousness in action. Christmas is the constant radiation – activity – of the ever present radiant Christ Consciousness. You are conscious. You are conscious right here and right now. Furthermore, you are constantly conscious; and this constant Consciousness you are is never interrupted.

There really is no consciousness for you to have, or to be, other than the Christ Consciousness. This being true, the everlasting, ever living Christ Consciousness is the Consciousness you are right now. Wherever you are, the Christ Consciousness is.

The appearance, or revelation of the Christ Consciousness, is the genuine significance of Christmas. The Christ Consciousness that you are is forever revealing Itself, as you very Identity. This being true, Christmas is a constant experience as your constant conscious existence. In other words: The ever new, ever joyous Self-revealing Christ Consciousness is forever alive as the Consciousness that you are. Thus, Christmas is NOW. Christmas is forever here, and forever NOW.

You and Christ Jesus Are Inseparably One

Of course, this realization in no way lessens or diminishes our love for the glorious One they called Jesus the Christ. On the contrary, our love for this blessed One is greater than ever before, because now we understand the genuine meaning of the Christ that he so beautifully brought to our attention. And we recognize our inseparable Oneness as this very same Christ Consciousness. We know that never can we be separated from the Consciousness that was – and is – the Christ. Therefore, never can we be separated from the loving unselfed One who was called by the name of Jesus, the Christ.

Rejoice And Celebrate Love, Joy And Peace

One of the most beautiful aspects of Christmas is the unselfed Love that is so evident at this period of the year. Let us rejoice in the manifestation of this great Love. Love, Joy, and Peace are inseparably One. And this One is the Christ Consciousness that you are. So, greet this Christmas season with unselfed Love, with Infinite Peace; and with boundless Joy.

Greet this Christmas season in the full and complete knowledge that the eternal Christmas exists within and as your own Christ Consciousness. Rejoice in the knowledge that the birthless deathless Christ is ever present, the Christmas is forever NOW.

(This excerpt is by Marie Watts from her 1964  newsletter.)

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Stop Trying To Fix Yourself–There’s Nothing Wrong!


Stop trying to fix yourself! Just stop it! There’s nothing wrong with you. Nothing! Pull all of those self-help books off of the shelf and save them for fire-starters at your next cookout. If you are taking mental inventory trying to figure out why this awful thing is happening to you, STOP.

Reader, you do agree with me that there is nothing wrong with God? Let’s take the next step: Is there anything, or anyone other than God? No! You exist, don’t you? What is the substance of your existence? The answer is God. Therefore, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.

Prayer, meditation, contemplation, etc. are not fix-and-repair tools to reconstruct a broken life, or a broken you. No, they are activities to revel in the Glorious You, the Perfect You, the Infinite You, and the Boundless You.

Right now, take a deep breath and acknowledge that GOD IS ALL THERE IS.

  • Does not this ALLNESS include your Body?
  • Does not this ALLNESS include your Mind?
  • Does not this ALLNESS include your Life?

Isn’t everything that you call “yours” actually God being All? Then, the only conclusion you can come to is

THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.

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Praying In Jesus’ Name (God Is All excerpt)

Name, of course, means nature. Whenever Jesus speaks of “In my name,” you must interpret it to mean “In my nature.” What is the Christ Jesus nature? Here in the Gospel of St. John, Jesus reveals His nature: “I and my Father are one(and the same).” “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father….” Christ and God are one and the same. To do anything in the name, or nature, of Jesus Christ is to do it in full recognition of one’s own Identity as the full Presence of God. There must come a point where one immediately associates the word or name “God” with his very own identity.

If Christ and God are one and the same, to whom does Christ pray? Christ prays “to” no one or no thing. Prayer, then, is the full Awareness of your God Identity as your only Identity. [from God Is All]

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Pray Effectively For Others – DeWaters (Top-Ten)

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Years ago, a woman named Laura ( a long-time “student” of Lillian DeWaters) sent me nearly a hundred personal letters from Lillian DeWaters plus a hardback book that nearly fit in the palm of my hand. The book was Who Am I? Short and sweet best describes the book. One chapter, however, stands out as an oak among orchids: There Is No Other. Below is most of that chapter.

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Who is Mary? Who is John? Who is James? Who is Martha? Verily, I Am all; all is I. Perfection is all! All is Perfection. The One Selfhood is all; all is the One Selfhood.

Is there any beside Me? Yea, I know not any. There is no other. There is none else.

Therefore, any ignorant Mary, any sick John, and sinful James, any limited Martha, is not present. Thou shalt consider none but Me. Thou shalt believe in no other. Thou shalt consider no other.

For instance, if one believes that he sees someone in ignorance, sickness, sin or limitation, who then needs the help–the “other” or oneself? Oneself. So far as anyone is concerned with a problem, he need consider only his own Consciousness.

If there is but one Selfhood, perfect and complete, let one ask himself, Who then is sick? Who then is ignorant? Who then is sinful or in limitation? And what must the answer be? No one in God’s perfect Selfhood.

How, then, shall one proceed? First–Take all attention from the form or entity named John or Mary. Next–enter into communication with your Self. Ask your-Self questions and your-Self will answer them. For instance–Just what should I be seeing? The Answer will be–Is there anything or anyone to see but the Real and the True? Then you may say, But what about John or Mary? And the Self will answer– I Am all there is of John. I Am all there is of Mary. There is none but Me.

Ever, one’s concern is only with himself–that he function solely as the One, and no other.

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Link To All The Old Podcasts

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Do you remember the Absolutely Yours podcasts? I enjoyed producing them and look forward to producing new ones sometime in the future.

Some of the topics of those podcasts include:

  • Your Wonderful Body And How To Experience It
  • Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and God
  • Healthy Eating The Spiritual Way

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