Category Archives: Consciousness

Illumination Often Looks Like This

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Years ago, I wrote a post entitled The Ten Must-Read Books. That list has not changed, but there’s a new list in town, and I’m calling it The Most Fascinating Reads. Topping this unfinished list is Cosmic Consciousness by Richard Bucke.

Cosmic Consciousness is about Illumination. Bucke, however, calls the experience “Cosmic Consciousness.” It’s a long and dense read, but I’m not recommending the entire book. It’s the short chapters (10-36) in Part IV that are fascinating. Here you’ll read thrilling experiences of Illumination by both the famous and not famous. You will read many of these experiences and say, “Wow, that’s happened to me, too. I just thought it was something weird going on.”

Marie Watts cites Cosmic Consciousness in many of her audio recordings. That’s how I discovered it. The book can be purchased on Amazon.com, but it is easier read by following this link. Free stuff is always good.

You will enjoy reading the various experiences of Illumination, and you may be tempted to continue reading the rest of the book. Be careful here! Certain sections are unnecessarily discouraging. Cosmic Consciousness mentions some prerequisites for experiencing Illumination. Trust me when I say you can ignore them.

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Knowing The Freeing Truth

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That Old Feeling

The feeling that an all-powerful God is sheltering us in His loving arms while we go through dark and troubled times is a comforting feeling – I guess. Note the word feeling.

Many have moved from the traditional idea of God as a being separate and apart from them to an understanding that God is All. “But Allen,” they complain, “I miss that comforting feeling I got from my old-time religion God.”

Did Those Feelings Help You?

Those comforting feelings of a Savior leading you beside still waters and making you lie down in green pastures, how did that work for you? Did those feelings eliminate the pain or merely make it more endurable? Did those feelings “cure” the cancer? Did they put money in the bank account?

Feelings Defined

Think about it. Feelings are based on a reaction to some real or imagined circumstance. Psychology Today defines a feeling this way: “Feelings can be defined as a person’s response to the emotion that comes from the perception of a situation.” Feelings are always at the mercy of something seemingly outside of yourself. Yes, sometimes even a “God” outside of yourself.

God Is Changeless

Feelings are like weather vanes – constantly changing with the currents of “outer” stimulation. Yet your Holy Bible reveals a changeless God – “I am the Lord thy God, and I change not.” The mere fact that feelings are changeable is a clue that they have nothing to do with God – a changeless God. Changeable feelings about a changeless God is an indication that we’ve headed down a dark pathway toward a dead end. Stop!

The Power Is In The Knowing

Knowledge is power. You’ve heard that said. Christ Jesus said it this way, “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.”

Do you need to be free from lack? Know the Truth.
Do you need to be free from some hopeless situation? Know the Truth.
Do you need to be free from a dis-ease? Know the Truth.

That’s the power of Knowledge. Christ Jesus did not say you shall feel a particular way and your feelings will free you. He said, “You shall know the truth.” And that truth sets you free.

There is, as you know, a difference between merely saying “I am the Presence of Infinite Goodness” and experiencing this as a living fact. It’s one thing to feel this statement is true, but another to KNOW it is true.

Every statement of Truth you’ve ever read will be just a statement – one that even a well-trained parrot can repeat. Saying the statement can give you a rush of good feelings. However, in times of seeming trouble, those statements will be as effective as fighting a lion with a feather duster. Conversely, when you KNOW that the statement you are saying is the absolute Truth, it fleshes itself out as a living reality in your experience.

Giving Up The Lesser For The Greater

Although there lacks that feeling of a helping, saving and comforting God, you have redeemed it for something of greater value: KNOWLEDGE. And with this KNOWLEDGE is FREEDOM. But don’t be confused. This is not a freedom from some illusory power. It is a freedom to enjoy the majesty of your True nature.

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There Is No Believer In Evil

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I’ve been asked why I never quote anything from Science and Health — the Christian Science textbook. It is undoubtedly a great book. Today I’ve chosen to quote from Arthur Corey, one of the brightest lights in the Christian Science movement.

Problems Are Truth Misread

When you reach the point where you know that all the errors appearing must be truths misread, you begin to realize the futility of handling appearances alone. Stopping with effects, you would fail to handle the underlying cause, so that it is like fighting the hydra-headed monster who shows another head or two for every one you cut off. To recognize that Truth perverted becomes the creator of error, is to imply a perverter.

A wrong sense of something indicates that there must be a wrong see-er, does it not? You may have to first recognize the devil’s lies as lies, in order to see who’s talking, but your work is not done until you have disposed of the devil himself. The fundamental claim is that there is someone or something to misapprehend or misrepresent divinity, and this claim is uncovered by the analysis and exposure of the lie as such.

If God Is All, There Is No Believer In Troubles

Again, to say that an error is only a belief is to admit a believer; and until you dispose of the believer, you are going to have either this troublesome belief or some other before you. You can’t alter the image in a mirror without getting at the thing imaged forth. Effect can be influenced only by way of its cause. The claim in every last instance is that there is an evil cause or believer, and so you are obliged each time to analyze the effect to uncover the fundamental error as the claim that there is an evil thinker and that this mind is yours. In human experience, this analytic approach must precede the realization of Mind as infinite and divine, inclusive of all reality and exclusive of all evil.

It may be superfluous to again reiterate that matter does not taste, feel, hear, smell, see or think, so matter cannot be the complainant. Doesn’t the claim always come to you as, “I see a sick man,” or “I see myself as sick, or material, finite, limited?” What is this I? Surely the divine Mind cannot know or experience anything contrary to its own infinitely flawless and harmonious nature. “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity.” (Habakkuk 1:13). What is this other I or ego which seems to interpose itself? The claim that there is a conceiver or experiencer of evil is the claim we name “mortal mind,” and it is the root at which we must lay the ax, or the evil will but sprout forth in another form for us.

Are You Still Asking About The Reasons For Your Troubles?

Asking why error exists implies that it does exist as an actuality, and from that standpoint it is impossible to perceive that it cannot really be. The attitude that demands an explanation of the non-existent excludes the understanding of existence. You will never understand nothingness so long as you try to account for it as somethingness, whether in belief or otherwise, for “error” is simply a name for nothing. Mathematical understanding is not achieved through trying to explain the errors, but only by seeking the truths. Automatically thereby the errors are explained away, so that you are no longer handicapped by them. Finding God as All leaves nothing else to explain. There may be an intermediate period when you are conscious of both Truth and error, but you cannot climb up out of this while preoccupied with the error .

Rectify The Inversion

When assailed with the claim that your Mind is finite, material, mortal, counter that with the confident assertion that this that is Mind unfolding as your consciousness must be infinite, spiritual, divine, and that it cannot unfold negatively as anything else but itself and in accord with its divine nature. To see that evil mind and all its forms are divine Mind inverted – but divine Mind – is to rectify the inversion, and to find yourself truly alone with God, and all the hateful aspects of mortality fading away. “This is Life eternal” – and this is divine Mind. Appropriate your heritage through your God-given authority.

 

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Coronavirus Questions (Just Two)

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This post addresses two of the questions that have come up regarding the coronavirus. Each answer rests upon the foundation of God’s absolute Allness.

Allen, are you wearing a respiratory mask, and do you think we should?

No, I’m not wearing a mask. When I leave home, I leave knowing that I move, live and have my being in, and as, Omnipresent Love and Perfection.

It seems a lifetime ago when I read this passage by Joel Goldsmith, but I remember it like it was an hour ago.

“We will never be satisfied until we have come into the full consciousness of God as our health, which means that even if they throw atomic bombs at us, they cannot affect our health, our body, our life, our being.

Reader, did you ever experience a seeming threat to your health before this pandemic? A cold? A headache? Heart problems? Diabetes?

The appearance of a threat to health will continue until “we have come into the full consciousness of God as our health.” Then, we will never entertain the idea that anything can be a threat to our health and well-being.

As far as what you should do, ask yourself, “Do I believe that God is All?” and act accordingly.

When Will It End?

People all over the world are asking, “When will this end?” Folk, weary of concocting little projects to whittle the time away, are craving a return to normalcy.

In response to this question, a well-respected Christian Science practitioner wrote these words: “If you stopped being curious about how this epidemic was going to end, it would end tomorrow. The absence of curiosity in this regard would mean that you were putting your trust in God. The presence of curiosity just demonstrates a lack of trust.”

His response, though timely, doesn’t go deep enough. The question to ask is not When will this end, but rather, In the Allness of God, did it ever begin?

 

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The Coronavirus Post

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The coronavirus seems to have a tight grip on the world, and everyone is trying to wriggle free of it. Those of enlightened Consciousness are asking, “What can I do to help the world?” Others are asking, “As one alone, is there any point in praying?”

Reader, you are not powerless. You, knowing that God is All, have all the Power of God on your side. You can’t ask for more, but you have to know it. Don’t believe for a second that you lack enough understanding and knowledge to be of help in these seemingly dark times. You know all you need to know.

For now, I’m turning your attention to 2 Timothy verse 7:

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and a sound mind.”

Wonderful! But the gold in this verse is in the spiritual Truth that lies beneath the words. Let’s you and I do a little digging and see what we find.

The Fearless Mind

You know there is only One Presence – God. Necessarily, there must be, and is, only One Mind! God is this Mind. This Mind is your Mind. It is the Mind of every Identity on the face of this planet. This Mind is the “sound mind” that Paul writes about in his letter to Timothy.

The One Mind – your Mind – knows Itself to be All. It knows there is no other Presence to oppose or threaten it. For this reason, it is a fearless Mind. What is there to fear? No-thing.

Do you really want to help? In your daily contemplation of God’s Allness, know that the One Mind is the Mind of all. Know that despite all appearances, there is (and can be) no fearing Mind spooked by the appearance of a viral epidemic. Despite the mask-wearing faces you see on the screen, and the panic-stricken voice you hear on the phone, know that there is no mind operating in fear. There is only One Mind.

For the next several days, contemplate the ideas you’ve just read. This will help, but there’s more to consider.

Spiritually Healing The World

You want to help heal the world? Then, this question must be answered: What is spiritual healing?

Spiritual healing is the Revelation of God’s Allness right where sickness appears to be. That’s all it is.

For years Alistair McCrory suffered with a lung disease. After a few steps from the bedroom to the bathroom he had to stop to rest. At the suggestion of a friend, Alistair called a Practitioner for spiritual healing.

Did the Practitioner pray to remove diseased lungs and replace them with healthy lungs? Sounds ideal, but that’s not how spiritual healing works. No! The Practitioner turned completely away from caller and complaint to focus her attention on God’s Allness. At some point, she attained an absolute certainty that God Activity is all that is going on – anywhere.

That certainty, or Revelation, is the healing. Soon, Alistair called back. “What did you do? I am completely healed.” Spiritual healing is simply the healing of a mis-perception that something is going on other than God.

Does Size Matter?

Indulge me for a moment while I ask you some simple questions. They’re going somewhere wonderful.

Imagine that you’re sitting in front of table with only two white golf balls on it. Someone puts two more on the table. How many golf balls are there? Four. That’s the principle of mathematics: two plus two equals four.

Now, forget the golf balls. Imagine you’re standing outdoors. Two elephants walk in front of you. A few seconds later, two more elephants arrive on the scene. How many elephants are there? Four. Again it goes back to the basic principle of mathematics. The size of the object involved does not change the principle.

Similarly, Spiritual Principle (God is All) does not change because of the size of the appearance. Neither does the healing approach.

A zit on the face is a flaw. But it can’t be. The Spiritual Principle states that Omnipresent Perfection (God) is all. The zit is nothing, and because the appearance appears to be very small in scale, it’s easy to perceive its nothingness.

A virus is frightening and threatening the health of the citizens of the world. That’s the appearance. It is as much nothing as the zit. Go back to the golf balls and the elephants. In this case, the zit is the golf ball and the virus is the elephant. The size of the appearance does not make the virus less NOTHING than the zit.

Realizing the nothingness of nothing is all there is to spiritual healing whether it pertains to an individual body, or the body of an entire planet.

Rather than praying to heal the world, let your Consciousness reveal more clearly that Omnipresent Perfection is the only Presence, Power and Evidence. Let your Consciousness reveal with unshakeable certainty the Only-ness of God right where a life-threatening virus seems to be.

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The Fallacy of Fear (M. Watts)

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“For God has not given us the spirit of  fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

What Isn’t Real Can’t Be Overcome

We read and hear so much about overcoming fear. But fear is not something that can be overcome. (Actually, no illusion can be overcome.) To challenge, resist, or battle fear only seems to enhance the very illusion we are trying to overcome. That which we battle always seems to be more real and formidable until we cease to battle with it.

There is but one way in which we can be forever and completely free from the nightmare called fear. Knowledge is the way. When we know there is nothing to fear, and above all, know why there is nothing to fear, we have completely transcended the last vestige of this phantasmic illusion.

God Being Conscious Is Your Only Consciousness

In order to be completely free from fear, we must know that God is All, All is God. But we must also know just what God is, thus, what all existence is. This is the way, and there is no other way. You see, when we truly know what God is, and All that God is, we know what Man is and All that Man or anything in existence really is.

“God has not given us the spirit of fear.” Spirit is Consciousness; Consciousness is awareness of Being. God is the only Consciousness that can be conscious – or aware of being – as any one of us. God is certainly not conscious of fear. The Consciousness that is God, being our only awareness of Being, is completely unaware of fear. Therefore, we are completely, totally unafraid.

The Presence and Power of Love Is the Backbone of Existence

God is omnipresent Omnipotence, the All-Power, the only Power. Omnipotent awareness of Being is not aware of anything other than Itself. Thus, this omnipotent Consciousness, God, is completely unaware of a suppositional presence or power. We are conscious. As what Consciousness are we conscious? God being conscious as the I AM that we are is our only consciousness of Being. Hence, we cannot possibly be aware of anything other than our God-Self. And we cannot be afraid of our God-Self.

There can be no Power without Love. The Omnipotence that is God is Love. Without Love, there is no Presence, no consciousness of existence, thus, no awareness of being. Awareness of being Love is not an awareness of being in danger or of being threatened by suppositional evil.

Fear is unknown to the omnipotent, omnipresent Consciousness that is God. Love is complete, infinite, boundless, indivisible Oneness, harmony, peace, and Perfection. Perfect Love knows nothing of fear. There is no fear in, or as, Love, and we are this Love.

 

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Hip Replacement Surgery – A Better Way

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“A hip replacement,” I screeched into the phone. “Why would you want a hip replacement as young as you are?” It was a crazy question, but the news took me off guard. My good friend Kevin said he’s been in tear-inducing pain for months. “Sometimes,” he said, “it hurts so bad I don’t want to get out of bed.”

In the United States alone, approximately 300,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed each year. That’s a lot of swapping bone for metal and plastic. In the last few years, people talk about getting hip replacements like they’re getting an Olympic gold medal. They even smile about it. How many of these are actually necessary? From a medical point-of-view, it’s debatable. From a spiritual point of view, just about NONE of them.

Every time someone tells me they’re scheduled for a hip replacement, the picture of a giant saw cutting through bone comes to mind. I think how invasive the procedure is, and I say to myself, “There is a better way – a way that causes no pain, no cut, and no recovery time.” That’s why I’m writing this post.

Before I continue, be clear that my intention is not to dissuade you (if you’ve made up your mind) from having hip replacement surgery. My intention is to bring to your awareness another approach, an approach that is consistent with God being All, and All being God.

Two Stories of Spiritual Replacement Surgery

At the age of nine, Charles Fillmore, co-founder of the Unity movement, was diagnosed with tuberculosis of the hip which left him with a shriveled right leg which, in his own words, “refused to grow.” The entire right side of his body was affected. He lost hearing in his right ear and vision in his right eye weakened. But, with SPIRITUAL SURGERY, his shortened, withered leg grew to match his “good” leg, and both his vision and hearing were restored.

Mr. Fillmore had a leg, ear, and eye replacement. Through spiritual discernment, he replaced a human, material concept of his body with the spiritual reality of his Body. Spiritual reality, he discerned, did not include a withered leg, deaf ear, or weakened vision. Spiritual discernment revealed that every aspect of his Body was as whole and perfect as God. He realized that Spirit, Soul and Body is One. He realized what is true of the Spirit of God is what is true of Body – his Body and every Body.

Here’s another fine example of what I call Spiritual Replacement Surgery. Many years ago a man called me for prayer help. H. Bigham had been his longtime Practitioner-Consultant, but she was no longer taking calls.

He shared the story of his first time calling Mrs. Bigham for prayer help concerning one of his remaining teeth. Within days, all of his missing teeth were “restored.”

This story and Fillmore’s both prove the practicality of spiritual surgery. They both are great lessons on spiritual replacement of faulty body parts. They prove that it is possible to have great results with a non-invasive procedure. The procedure is simply a conscious realization of Truth. And, you can do this.

Spiritual Surgery Is A Matter Of Consciousness

Do you need hip, limb, or organ replacement surgery? If you are willing to try spiritual surgery, you can avoid the knife, the pain, and the recovery time. Even better, you come out of this “procedure” with a greater understanding of God, spiritual Substance, Identity, and your Body.

The first step in spiritual replacement surgery is crucial. Without it, everything else is a waste of your time. Here is the first step: Disregard (because I know it’s nearly impossible to forget) everything you’ve learned about your Body through observation, science classes, religious dogma, etc.

Just for the sake of explanation, imagine that your Mind is a large blackboard. Written on it are a zillion facts about your Body. These are the facts you’ve learned in the past. Willingly, erase everything on it. Don’t worry, it won’t stay empty for long.

The next step is to fill the board with new facts – spiritual discoveries concerning your Body. Where do these facts come from? Not from books. You’re going to be God taught.

This has to be Revelation. There is no other way. You cannot reason your way into this. Asking and silent listening facilitate Revelation of vital Truth concerning your Body. Your business is experiencing Revelation. That’s all!

No actual surgery takes place. No replacement occurs – excepting the replacement of false concepts with the Truth. Revelation exposes the perfect Body (part) where a faulty one seems to be.

What I’ve written here is nothing new. There are many other stories I could share, but the bottom line is this: If you know that God is All, there is a spiritual way to handle all of your Body concerns.

 

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It’s Not Supernatural (Part 2)

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Supernatural Or Super Natural?

Would it surprise you if, right where you are, it started raining money? Why would it surprise you? Would you call it a supernatural event? Most so-called miracles are not supernatural. Rather, they are super natural. If it were necessary for money to rain all around you, it would be the most super natural thing in the world.

THE SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE AND ITS EVIDENCE

Let’s look at the story of Christ Jesus feeding the multitude in the wilderness to understand why this so-called supernatural event is a most natural one.

Christ Jesus’ seminar went on for hours. By mid-day, stomachs were growling. During one of the short breaks, the disciples sidled up to Christ and whispered, “Master, the people are hungry. Let’s send them to the village to get something to eat, and bring them back later.”

Christ said, “No, we’ll feed them right here.” “With what?” asked the disciples. “There are only a few loaves of bread and a few fish – hardly enough to feed thousands of people.” Christ replied, “Just sit them down.”

Christ kept his eye on the spiritual principle: INFINITE SUBSTANCE (ABUNDANCE) IS EQUALLY PRESENT, AND EVERYWHERE PRESENT, AT THE SAME TIME. THIS ONE SUBSTANCE IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE APPROPRIATE FORM.

Keeping this principle in mind; Jesus understood the following facts:

  • Spiritual Principle is not bound by material laws.
  • Spiritual Principle is not governed by time or space.
  • Spiritual Principle and its Evidence is ONE. What’s true of the principle is true of the EVIDENCE.
  • Since Spiritual Principle and its Evidence is one, the Evidence does not require human intervention to occur.

This Is Why The Natural Seems Supernatural

To onlookers, it appeared as if Jesus took a little bit of food and turned it into a lot of food. It looked like a supernatural occurrence. But not to Christ Jesus. Cognizant of this Principle, he knew only abundant Substance was present. He knew there was no lack to contend with.

It appeared supernatural only to those looking at the Evidence (of the Principle) without considering (or knowing) the Principle behind the Evidence. No miracle was performed here. It was super natural.

This Is All You Need To Do

Should it ever appear that you are in need of something, don’t be fooled into doing something about it. First, get to the Principle behind the seeming need, then contemplate the four facts listed above.

In the first paragraph of this post I asked if it rained money all around you, would you consider it a supernatural event. I don’t know how you answered. Yet now, you would say, “Allen, if it seemed as though I needed money at the time, it would be no surprise. To be in need would be supernatural. That goes against every spiritual principle I know.”

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Wonderful Things Are Happening!

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Below are two e-mails I received from a reader of Absolutely Yours who lives in the United Kingdom. Let’s call him Ahmed.

[First Communication]

Hi Allen,

I understand that I haven’t yet experienced illumination, but how come, then, I can demonstrate many things?

For example: Last Friday I needed to get to a gathering and I was running late, I placed my attention on Omnipresence and out of the blue, a friend, who I thought was already at the meeting place, offered to give me a lift (he changed his itinerary).

Also, I was at a supermarket. I needed mackerel. There was none there. I went back to the car and then asked my wife: isn’t God the only Presence? I immediately went back in the supermarket and asked a lady who worked there and she pointed me to the item in the very place I had looked but a moment before.

[Second Communication]

I feel I have to share this with you. I am buzzing!

Wonderful things are happening to me in the form of demonstrations; especially with “Presence”. This word is doing wonders for me! Just half an hour or so ago I was stranded at a lay-by where there is no pavement for pedestrians. I needed to get home. I rang a couple of taxis but “you have to give us an exact address otherwise we can’t get to you”. I was panicking but then I was so relieved when I thought of “Presence”. Then I said: “I am not even gonna say anything. I just know that God is the only Presence. Can God be stranded?”. Two minutes later, a van dropped a workman right next to me and I asked him for a lift to my house. Without hesitation, he said: “Yeah ‘course jump in mate”.

I know it’s not extraordinary to give someone a lift but what caused that van to drop that chap right at my feet when I needed a lift the most?

I got home and opened my laptop to tell you about it. I am sooo happy.

I am now wondering what illumination is like. I am already buzzing! as we say in England.

GIST: I haven’t experienced Illumination, and I don’t Self-Question; yet wonderful things happen.

QUESTION: Why can I demonstrate these things without Illumination and Questioning?

An Often Ignored Aspect Of Illumination

I love when readers reach out with an email asking for clarification about something I’ve written. You too have probably thought, “This Allen guy keeps playing the same tune over and over – Self-Questioning and Illumination – but I’m experiencing so much good stuff without it.”

Read my posts carefully, and you’ll see that I do stress visual Illumination. However, visual Illumination is just one aspect of Total Illumination. There’s aural Illumination and many others. One overlooked aspect of Illumination is Spiritual Conviction. Spiritual Conviction is more than blind faith. It brushes aside the seeming and locks in on what IS. There is no effort involved. It’s automatic and it’s spontaneous.

Spiritual Conviction does not try to change a situation from bad to better. It knows, no matter what the seeming, only God is present. Watch how this plays out in Ahmed’s experience.

Spiritual Conviction In Day-To-Day Living

In the first instance, those phantasms – time and space – teamed up to suggest that he was “running late.” Totally ignoring both impositions, Ahmed turned his attention to the FACT of timeless, spaceless Omnipresence. Because of his Spiritual Conviction, the action of turning his attention was automatic. The ride, collapsing both time and space, was incidental to his Spiritual Conviction.

In the second instance, the illusion of absence (mackerel) reared its illusory head. But did it derail Ahmed? No. He said to his wife, “Isn’t God Omnipresent?” Effortlessly, Spiritual Conviction kicked in, and Ahmed knew that God, the All, could not be absent from Itself. Therefore, there could be no absence in the universe. Again, the found mackerel was incidental to his Spiritual Conviction.

When Conviction Is Not Enough

Does Ahmed’s experience invalidate Self-Questioning and Illumination? You know better. Haven’t you, like many of us, had times when Spiritual Conviction was not enough? Usually this is the case with the body and money.

Despite your conviction of God’s Allness, the pain persisted, the swelling increased, the fever lingered, the tumor grew. The days turned to weeks, and the weeks turned to months, yet things didn’t get better.

This is the wonderful opportunity to appreciate what Self-Questioning has to offer. Just a simple question like, “What more do I need to know?” will do the trick, providing you listen for the answer . More on Self-Questioning can be found in the first chapter of my book God is All . Self-Questioning triggers greater Realization of God’s Allness. For example, in Ahmed’s first example, a greater Realization of Omnipresence would’ve taken time and space completely out of the picture. I mean being there without going there. It has happened for a few enlightened individuals.

Seeing What You’re Saying

About Illumination: I do stress visual Illumination, and here’s why. Visual Illumination is seeing this universe as it is. We say God is Spirit and God is All, and all the while we keep looking at a material world loaded with material objects. This is a dualism. An experience of Illumination, no matter how fleeting, obliterates this dualism by seeing the world as Spiritual Substance.

Imagine sitting on your living room sofa. In front of you is a marble coffee table. To your left is a grand piano. Chairs flank the sofa, and artwork hangs in gold frames on the walls. It’s a typical day. Suddenly, the room is flooded with light. All the furniture is there, but the wood, metal and marble are not. In their place is pure Light. This is Illumination. “God is Light.” What’s the benefit? You’ll never again be deceived by the appearance of a material universe. Nor will you consent to material restrictions.

Again, I stress Illumination (particularly visual) because only in Illumination is your seeing and your saying in one accord.

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Be Done With Illusions and Appearances

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The Promises

You will never be deceived by illusions again.

You will never be victimized by the appearance of disease, lack or discord again.

That’s what I’m promising you, reader, if you follow the suggestion of this post. In the best case scenario, you will never even seem to see or experience an illusion. Yes, this is possible because what follows also facilitates illumination – seeing what Is.

Its Power Is Unmatched

If you’ve read my books, and this blog, you know I advocate Self-Questioning. This is a practice of asking questions of “your” God Consciousness and listening for the answer. The power of this practice is unmatched.

From the previous post, you and I have realized that illusions are nothing – no thing at all. They have no power, simply because they have no presence. Oh, I know they often seem real, but they aren’t. With what you and I know about the nature of illusions, let’s bring Self-Questioning into the mix.

This One Question Covers All The Bases

Ask this question of “your” Infinite, Indivisible, All-Knowing God-Consciousness.

Since God is All, who sees or experiences an illusion (or appearance)?

Helpful Hints

Below are some helpful hints as you begin your listening adventure:

  • Don’t reason out the answer. It must be Revelation.
  • The answer may not be revealed immediately – not even the first day. Since the answer is literally life-changing, it’s worth the wait.
  • Don’t strain for the answer.
  • The answer is Self-Revelation. It is not coming “to” you from an outside source, but from within.
  • Enjoy!
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