Category Archives: Consciousness

Living It Is Better Than Reading It

Let’s Live The Post

Most likely you’ve already read the last blog post, How To Read A Truth Book. Did you merely read it, or did you read it well? Are you living it? After re-reading that post, I invite you to choose a start date and live it for 30 days.

Let’s make beholding the Christ (or God Identity) a lifestyle. We say that we believe (even know) God is the only Presence. God, therefore, must be the only Presence of every Identity in this wonderful “heaven” we call Earth. Let us, then, look at what appears to be human identities and perceive only God Identities.

Know What You Mean When You Say It

Before you start on this project, let’s clarify what you’re doing. It’s not enough to just say, “I behold the Christ as you.” You must know what you mean when you say it. The list below gives you a hint:

  • You are exactly what God is as you.
  • You are the Presence of Eternal Life.
  • You are Immortal.
  • You are Living Perfection.
  • You are Illumination in living action.
  • You are Light, Love and All-Knowing Intelligence.

That’s enough to get you started. During your 30-Day Exercise, other ideas will percolate and pop into Consciousness. When that happens, you will not miss a Christ-beholding opportunity.

Below I answer a few questions you may have before starting this project.

Do I include myself?

Yes. Every morning you see your reflection in the mirror. Don’t pass up this Christ-beholding opportunity. It’s a great way to start your day.

Am I to try doing this for everyone I see during the day?

No. That would induce unnecessary stress. It’s better to randomly select people throughout the day. Pick the driver in the car next to you, or someone in a crowd crossing the street. Throughout the day, you could choose a different co-worker. You get the point.

Because of health complications, I am housebound. Can I still do this exercise?

Of course you can. Do you watch television? You can choose any actor on the screen. Do you talk to friends and family on the phone, or on facetime? That’s another perfect opportunity – even as you are talking.

Once, you get started, you’ll discover plenty of opportunities to behold the Christ.

What if I’m resistant to beholding the Christ of a family member?

To get the most out of this 30-day exercise, I’d start with that particular family member. With this family member, all you need is a simple willingness to let go of the resistance.

Take this family member into your contemplation and start by saying, “I am willing to let go of my resistance to beholding God as the reality of your being.” Then, be still. Listen. Let the revealing Word come forth in Consciousness. It will.

There will not be another post until September. However, I would like to hear about your experience with this exercise.

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How To Read A Truth Book — For Maximum Benefit

How Long Does It Take To Read A Truth Book?

Between the ages of 12 and 19, I devoured Truth books. If there is such a thing as Truth-book addiction, I was an addict.

Once I became a minister in the Unity Church, I noticed that most so-called Truth students were also addicts. Some had rooms dedicated to just Truth books. Some could glibly quote passages from Eddy, Fillmore, Goldsmith and the Brooks sisters. However, their lives weren’t matching their lips. For many years I asked, “How can this be?” Later, the question was answered. I made two discoveries:

  1. A Truth book, well read, may take a year or more to complete.
  2. One book well read is enough.

The Gift Of Love

Are you thinking, “Allen, what do you mean by well read?” A well-read Truth book is one that is lived as well as read. For example, let’s take this paragraph from Joel Goldsmith’s book, The Gift of Love.

“As we begin the practice of beholding the Christ in everyone we meet – in our household, our neighborhood, the market, the post office, the department store – the world will begin to present a different picture to us. People will act in a different way. The world will respond differently to us because the world will bring back to us what we have given to it.”

Getting More Out Of Your Reading

Even merely read, this excerpt lifts the heart. It opens your eyes to the possibility of living in a brand-new world of harmony and peace. But, until it is lived, all you have is fine-sounding theory. Is that all you want?

If you intend to get the most out of this passage, turning a mere eyes-read-the-words passage to a well-read passage, there’s more to do. What follows works for any Truth book.

First, ask yourself, “What does this passage promise me?” In the excerpt above, there are a few promises:

  • The world will begin to present a different picture to you (more magnificent).
  • People will act differently (more Godlike).
  • The world will respond differently (more favorable).

The second question spills out of the first: “Am I interested in experiencing these promises in my daily living?”

If you answered, “Yes,” to this question, the third question is crucial: “What must I do to experience these promises?” In this excerpt, the answer is clear and simple. You must behold the Christ in everyone you meet – all day, every day.

The final question is simply, “Am I willing to do what is required?”

From Reading To Living

Now that you’ve read the passage and answered the essential questions, it’s time to get on with the living. But don’t move too quickly. Contemplate the passage and consider all of its implications. A word or phrase may stick out that causes you to pause. In this instance that word could be “everyone.” Everyone includes the:

  • irritating co-worker
  • boy bullying your child
  • boss that denied your promotion
  • cheating spouse
  • booze-addled neighbor

You understand the implications and you’re off to a good start. After waking up in the morning, the first person you see is your teenage son. Today is different. This day you look beyond his adolescence and know that before you is the Presence of the living Christ (God Identified). Here is Infinite Goodness, alive in all its splendor and glory. Here is all-knowing Wisdom and Intelligence.

All day long, you do something similar with everyone you meet. As the hours hasten by, it becomes a game to you, and you feel great. You have a few slip-ups, but that’s okay. For the most part you remain on point.

After a few days, it starts getting stale. You feel like you are merely watching your thoughts and saying words. That’s the time to “up the game.” In your daily practice of “listening prayer,” you ask your God-Consciousness, “What more do I need to know in beholding the Christ?” You listen expectantly for an answer. Whatever is finally revealed, you start to implement right away.

Handling The Rough Patches

So far, you haven’t run into someone you resist beholding their Christ nature, but today it happens. You can’t do it. In times like these you remember, “Of myself, I can do nothing. It’s the Father within me that doeth the works.” The translation here is, “As a human being trying to behold the Christ of another human, I can’t do it. But as God-Identified, I can do as God does, know as God knows and perceive as God perceives. I yield completely to my God nature.”

After a few weeks of doing this, it seems as though you’re walking in Paradise. You are kinder and people are wonderful. Doors of opportunities fling wide open for you. It’s fantastic. Continuing on a few weeks more, beholding the Christ becomes your natural way of living.

This is just a single paragraph on page 3. There are one hundred and forty-seven more pages. If you never read another page, you have lived the main thrust of this book.

Some paragraphs in this book and other books are supporting passages. They explain and clarify the “doing” passages. These paragraphs are begging for prayerful contemplation. They point out something easily overlooked in casual reading.

Contemplation Reveals Overlooked Truths

Take for example this paragraph on page 4 of the same book:

“The person we meet today is presenting his Christhood for identification. He thinks he is presenting a sick body to be healed, a diseased mind to be set at peace, an empty purse to be filled, or morals to be cleansed.”

Prayerfully contemplating a passage like this reveals overlooked Truths. While contemplating the above passage a burst of light flashes in your awareness. You realize that when seemingly troubled people come to you, they don’t want you to sink into the quicksand of duality with them by giving human advice. They want you to look at them and know, “Right here is the living Perfection of God’s Presence. Right here is the living Light of the world.”

Consider all that you have read in this post and answer this question. How long would it take to read a hundred-page book, and read it well? It’s not the quantity of your reading. It’s the quality.

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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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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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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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Pills, Surgery and Medical Treatment

The Call

One day a call came in asking about taking pills. The man was diagnosed with a heart condition and prescribed a pill he had to swallow twice a day. “How,” Allen, “can I say that God is All and pop these pills every day? Should I toss the pill and simply trust God?”

The Quick Answer

In many variations, I’m asked similar questions. Sometimes the question is about an upcoming surgical procedure, and other times it’s about a doctor’s appointment. Here’s the quick answer: If you have to ask whether to take a pill, take it. At some point, Consciousness (the conscious KNOWING that God is All) will take the pill out of your hand, and you won’t have to think or ask about it again. Furthermore, there will be no fear of the consequences. You will know with absolute certainty that there is no reason to take that pill. There’s nothing to fight and nothing to heal.

Living Up To A Misperceived Notion

You’ve heard of cases where Christian Scientists refused medical treatment or prematurely tossed their pills in the trash can. The consequences were not good. In each case, the pill tosser was trying to live up to a misperceived notion that Christian Science forbids help from materia medica. But it’s not true. Here’s an excerpt from the christianscience.com website: “Christian Scientists are always free to make their own decisions about health care, and indeed, every aspect of their lives. They respect the individual rights and conscience of those who choose medical care, just as they respect the humanitarian motives of those who provide medical care.”

It’s All About Wholeness

The pill. What does it represent? No one takes medication because they want to be sick. They take it because they want to experience Wholeness. Whether a person decides on a surgical procedure or a pill, it’s because of an inner certainty that they should always be whole and healthy. The pill or procedure is a material representation of Wholeness – not sickness.

Here we are at the point of Truth. Wholeness (Health) is the nature of God, and it can only be found in God. Pills and medical procedures give you an approximation of Wholeness, but they cannot give you Wholeness itself. God is Wholeness. What every pill popper wants is Wholeness – not an approximation. At a point, every pill-taking Truth student understands that what they desire is a greater realization of God’s Allness. That realization translates into the experience of Wholeness.

Should you have to take medication, do it without entertaining guilt. You can do this when you understand that the medication is only temporary until the real thing comes along – the realization of God’s Allness. Let’s explore what’s going on here.

It’s Just An Alert

The problem, whatever it seems to be, is an alert. It’s informing you that there is some greater Truth to be perceived. Your task is to discover this Truth. Meanwhile, medication offers temporary relief so that you can devote your attention to perceiving that Truth. Take advantage of the relief medication gives you so that you can engage in higher pursuits.

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Recipe For A Great New Year

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You, like everyone else, want this so-called new year to be a great year. You want to be done with those chronic problems. You want to experience better health, greater happiness and abundant prosperity. Bottom line: You want to experience total fulfillment in every area of your life. Why not!

This post is about you enjoying a great year, and if the suggestions are followed, this year may seem magical. Joel Goldsmith, the founder of Infinite Way, once wrote, “There is no external change without an internal development. You may wonder as you go through the years with no apparent change in your affairs, why this thing called God isn’t doing something for you. You can go on for your entire career and still find no increase or improvement unless there is inner expansion, a broadening of spiritual vision.”

Using his words as a springboard, here’s a short recipe for a wonderful year.

Give Up Your Definition Of A Wonderful Year

If you can define or picture what a wonderful year might be, already your year is limited. Just like God cannot be defined or pictured, a year constituted of God cannot be defined or pictured.

No matter how lofty and wonderful the definition, or how grand the picture, it’s going to have some human-perception baggage attached to it. A prisoner held in a gold cell is still in jail. No matter how magnificent your definition of a wonderful year is, it is still limited. Let go of your idea of a good year.

Leave Your Problems Alone And Get A Divorce

Stop working on your problems. Stop praying, meditating and contemplating to resolve your problems.

Your problems may seem devastating – even life-threatening; nevertheless, stop working on them. For just this year, give up using God (Truth) to solve your problems. It’s selfish.

If you are a Bible reader, did you notice that Christ Jesus never taught people to pray about their problems? Yes, he did say, “Ask and it shall be given.” He was talking about the kingdom of God. Ask for the kingdom of God (the realization of God), and you’re guaranteed to get that kingdom.

Did you huff and puff when I stated that asking God to solve your problems is selfish? When you pray to solve your problems, where is your attention? On your self. When you contemplate, hoping that it will untangle a knotty problem, where is your attention? On your self. All of this attention on your self is plain self-ish-ness.

But, what self is it? This sick and troubled self cannot be included in the Allness of God. If so it would be perfect. If it is a self separate from God, where could it exist? God is Infinite.

Answer this one question about this problem-laden self that’s swaddled in so much prayerful attention: Is it the God-Self? No! Tell the absolute truth: It is no self at all. Why pray to heal a self that doesn’t exist? The same is true of a seemingly vexed or troubled self. It doesn’t exist. What’s more, you are not that self. Someone once wrote, “What tears are wasted upon illusions.” More prayers than tears have been wasted upon a self that doesn’t exist. There’s no better way to divorce your Self from that self than to stop praying for that non-existent self.

Go For The Gold

I once wrote about a woman who was surprisingly healed of an incurable disease (AIDS). After her doctors gave her a few months to live, she decided to make the most of her remaining time.

She did not hope or pray for healing. At that time, no one had ever been healed of AIDS, so she decided not to waste her time praying to be healed. She believed in reincarnation, and she wanted a head start in the next life. So this woman decided to learn as much about God as she could in her remaining days.

Every prayer and meditation had one purpose – knowing God via revelation. All of this God-focused attention resulted in her healing.

There are many stories like hers where people were freed from tormenting circumstances by forgetting all about the problem and focusing all of their prayerful attention on knowing God – directly.

Reader, you don’t need disease or difficulty to drive you to know God (via direct revelation). Today you can choose to learn as much about God as you can. Each God-discovery will yield an experience far greater than you can imagine. Get started today and the year has to be a great year.

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Thanksgiving — Its Spiritual Significance

This except is by Marie Watts from The Word.

We know that God really is All, and there is nothing that is not God. This being true, we are aware that God is the entirety of our Existence, and the entirety of our Intelligence, our Life, our Consciousness, and the entirety of our Body.

Furthermore, God has to be the entirety of our experience, and God has to be the One who experiences. As there is no God outside of, or other than, our Self, whom or what are we going to thank for a greater Realization of Perfection? There is only one answer to this question: There is no one to thank at all other than our God Self.

To give thanks, and to be grateful, mean exactly the same thing. We are grateful, but our gratitude is not to God. Neither is it for things or for healing. Our gratitude is not for the fact that something that was already perfect was revealed to be perfect, for the realization of the evidence of supply when supply has always been present. We cannot be grateful that God is God or that omnipresent heaven is the Presence of heaven right here and now. So, let us perceive the true meaning of the word “gratitude,” and why we are grateful.

And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord even the devils are subject unto us through thy name” (Luke 10:17). The disciples knew that they went forth in their right and only Identity. They also knew that the name of their Identity was the same name as was that of the one called Jesus – I AM. “…in this rejoice not that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). Right here is the key to the tremendous significance of that word, “thanks.”

We rejoice (or give thanks), “because our names are written in heaven.” We rejoice because we have discovered that the I AM Identity is eternally perfect, free, joyous, and abundantly aware of infinite Supply. We rejoice (give thanks) because we perceive that our I AM Identity is eternally in heaven, because our I AM Identity is the very Presence of heaven Itself.

That which had appeared to be hate is perceived to be Love, and that which had seemed to be darkness is seen to be Light. Above all, we rejoice because we have discovered our genuine and only Identity, and our name is I AM.

Our joy is boundless because we are actually “seeing” things as they are, rather than as they appeared to be when we seemed to “see through a glass darkly.” Our gratitude is really our great joy in realizing this true and only perception. This is our Thanksgiving. This is our gratitude, and this is our eternal song of Joy.

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How To Profit From Change

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“Everything must change.
Nothing stays the same.
That’s the way of time.
Everything must change.”

These are the lyrics of a popular song (link here) by Benard Ighner. It appears to be based on a familiar passage in the Holy Bible (Ecclesiastes 3:1-7). It’s all about change. Reader, how do you cope with change?

Things Always Seem To Be Changing

It seems that we are always dealing with change.

  • a change of heart
  • a change of mind
  • a change of plans
  • change of circumstances

And what about those unexpected changes?

  • A once happy marriage/relationship turns sour.
  • A loved one suddenly dies.
  • A new home in a new state or country.
  • A change of employment.

I could go on about the many changes you may face, but this post is not about change. It’s about how to cope with and profit from seeming change.

A woman boards the train. She finds a comfortable seat by the window. She’s waiting for her husband to come with the mocha lattes. “What’s taking him so long,” she wonders. She looks through the window to her left. Another train is slowly pulling out of the station. She panics. Thinking it’s her train that’s moving, she looks out of her window hoping to see her husband hurrying down the platform. Then she realizes that her train is not moving at all.

Keep Your Eyes On The Prize

This scenario is the fundamental key to coping with seeming change in your life. THOUGH MANY SCENES AND THINGS MAY APPEAR TO CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE, KEEP YOUR EYES AND HEART FIXED ON THAT WHICH NEVER CHANGES.

“For I am the Lord, and I change not.” Things and scenarios may seem to change in your life, but if you keep your focus on the changeless Presence of God, you will squeeze every drop of goodness out of any change.

It’s All A Matter Of Consciousness

Some changes seem troubling. It’s like a black curtain has circled your life. Life seems dark, gloomy, despairing. Even then I ask you, if Infinite Goodness is equally present and everywhere present, isn’t it right there where the seeming gloom and darkness appears to be? How could you flee from God’s Presence of Infinite Goodness? You can’t.

It’s a good thing for you to contemplate the Infinite Goodness of God as a fixed, changeless fact in your life.

Coping successfully with change is a matter of CONSCIOUSNESS. It’s all about your attitude and what you are perceiving.

When you find yourself fearing change, don’t look out the window at that which seems to be moving in your life. Turn your gaze to the platform: the never-changing presence of Infinite Goodness. Things and scenarios may seem to change in your life, but GOD’S GOODNESS IS A FIXED FACT IN YOUR LIFE.

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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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