Category Archives: Consciousness

Truth Is Working Right Now

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If a glass is filled with water – really filled – is there room for ice? Is there space in that glass for even one drop of another substance? The earth and heaven are filled to capacity with the presence of God. Where is there room for man, woman, child, bird or bee? If any form is in the Kingdom, it is God formed. These forms can be mistakenly identified as anything, but that does not alter the fact that the form is God. GOD IS ALL. ALL IS GOD. The understanding of this is the sighting and experience of the Kingdom of God.

Why doesn’t Truth work? Have you ever asked your Self that question? Surely in periods of seeming dismay and despair you have asked yourself this question, but the fictitious self that you asked can no more give you the answer than it can “make Truth work.” Do you fully understand – and you must, given who you are – that any attempt to make Truth work is a vain attempt to glorify a false sense of human identity? Truth cannot and will not glorify this identity, for it knows nothing of it. All attempts by this identity to get Truth to do something for it will meet with failure and frustration.

Until God is given all honor, all glory, all majesty, and all identity, it will seem as though Truth is not working. It will seem as though time is necessary for Truth to work. What the one who attempts to “use” Truth fails to notice is that the time it takes for it to “work” is endless. The only thing working at all in these instances is the faith of the one who is hoping that Truth will someday work. God is Truth. Do you believe that God is having a problem with God? To God, Truth (God) is working and has always worked. No, this is not work to change anything. This is purely the joyous activity of Being. (from God Is All)

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Do You Want To Live Truth?

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The Question

“Allen, I’ve read all the books, traveled around the country to hear the lectures. I’ve sat in many tape groups. I’ve done all the stuff, but now I want to live this Truth. The reading, Allen, is easy. Everybody reads the Truth, but few are living it. How do I live this Truth?”

The Partial Answer

That question is asked more than any other question. The partial answer is simple: YOU CAN’T LIVE THIS TRUTH. Anyone trying to live this Truth will fail. After years of sitting in silences, and toiling away at right thinking, most reach the conclusion that “It can’t be done.” But there are a few troopers who dig their heels in by sitting in longer silences and thinking statements of Truth more vigorously. Later, they reach the same conclusion: “It’s impossible to live this Truth.” But don’t you believe it! It is not impossible.

Relax! Truth Is Living Itself As Yourself

Truth (God being All) is all that there is. Truth is living Itself all the time. Truth doesn’t need co-workers and co-creators to live Itself. Right this very moment, as you are reading this post, Truth is living Itself as the entirety of the universe – Yourself included. So, where does that leave folk who are trying to live this Truth? Nowhere. But for clarification read on.

Right Identification Is The Secret

Do you know what the secret of Christ Jesus’ mind-blowing miracles is? It’s the way he identified himself. “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6). Jesus did not identify himself as a seeker of Truth, or as one trying to live this Truth. He identified himself as Truth.

Why is this important? Because when you discover that you are Truth, there is no separation between your Self and Truth. The greatest joy in life is when you discover that you are the very Truth you have been trying to live. This can’t be by merely saying words. This must be Revelation.

Prayerfully discovering that you are Truth extinguishes the anxiety and effort of trying to live Truth. Effortlessly, life “falls into place” in very pleasant ways. I’m not saying that there will be no further “so-called” challenges. And I’m not saying that you will walk across the water in your jacuzzi. I am saying, however, that as your understanding of what it means to be Truth clarifies, life shows forth more of its beauty, perfection, joy and abundance.

The Full Answer

In the opening of this post I wrote that you can’t live this Truth, but don’t despair. The full answer is YOU CAN’T LIVE THIS TRUTH AS LONG AS YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF TO BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN TRUTH.

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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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This Is Better Than A Good Memory

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They Couldn’t Believe He Did It

For over an hour we stood in an ever-growing line waiting for the concert hall to open. All around us we could hear people speaking in hushed tones. One woman behind us whispered, “You think he’ll show up? After all, he is ninety years old.” Someone else said, “I can’t believe he’s still touring. What if he cancels?”

Well he did show up. His fingers flew up and down the keyboard faster than the wings of a hummingbird. He played the audience as well as he played the piano. At moments we laughed; at times we fought to hold back tears. Sometimes we sat mesmerized by the dazzling display of virtuosity. And this so-called ninety-year-old man played these thousands of notes all from memory. All from memory.

Memory Is Highly Overrated

My mom says her memory isn’t what it used to be. Some of my friends tell me the same thing. So what! If it seems like you can’t remember things like you used to, count your blessings. Memory is highly overrated. Good memory or bad memory, what does it matter? They both are the activities of a mind that does not exist. Memory is the illusory function of an illusory mind.

Reader, the memory-mind is not your mind. It was never your mind. Maybe they labeled your mind as a slow-learning mind, or some other mental disorder. So what, it was never your mind. Furthermore, you are not at the mercy of a dysfunctional mind. Enough about the illusion. From here on, it’s all good news.

The Mind That You Are Knows Everything, But Remembers Nothing

There is but One Mind, and God is that Mind. God does not have this Mind. God is this Mind. Naturally, Mind is infinite and all-knowing. This all-knowing, infinite Mind is the Mind that You Are. You don’t have this Mind. The one and only Mind is the substance of the I Am that You Are.

My greatest discovery about the Mind you and I are, is that it does not remember a thing – nothing. Therefore, this Mind is never in danger of forgetting a thing. RATHER THAN REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING, MIND REMAINS IN A CONSTANT STATE OF KNOWING.

It Is Practical

Reader, enjoy the practical implications of what you just read. Stop trying to remember a name or a fact. Instead, as the one all-knowing Mind, know that you know it, and you will find this to be true. Suddenly, the name, or the fact, will come forth in your awareness.

The same goes for your keys and your wallet. Stop rummaging through drawers and ransacking the den trying to find them. Instead “be still and know” that as the One, All-Knowing Mind, you know the location of everything you need at the present moment.

As for the concert pianist, maybe he didn’t memorize a thousand notes. More likely he just knew them.

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Be Still and Know

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What words of greater comfort, sweeter compassion or tenderer love and understanding could ever be whispered forth into expression? “Be still and Know.”

Beloved, let this day be to you a new day, a moment in your experience in which, if you are believing in fear and doubt, loss and separation, suddenly there opens to you a marvelous transparency of vision, when you hear the Voice of your own Soul; when you see the wonder of Life divine.

What woe cold not be hushed, what pain could not be appeased, what lack could not be satisfied by the loving acceptance of these inspiring words – “Be still and know.” Into the daily life of us all comes the need that mental storms, or turmoil, should be silenced; that the waves of fear, or the darkness of despondency be rebuked; that the mighty vision of Insight should be our refuge or our release.

Therefore the joy of certain Victory is yours. Sense is delivered from its nightmare of bondage, and its deliverer is the Truth. If before you rolls the Red Sea, if around you thunders the tempest and the uproar of dashing waves, even then be still and know that You are “The Way,” – You are the uncovered, dry land over which You shall walk to victory, to triumph and glory. Though the waters may look turbulent, angry and threatening, yet beyond, before your vision lies the Promised Land. The Power which separates these waters into a bank on either hand, so that we walk unharmed on solid, dry foundation, is that same Presence in you which bids “Be still and know.”
(by Lillian DeWaters)

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Know The Truth About Your Body

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There’s Only One Correct Answer

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Reader, you know the answer to this equation, and you know there is only one correct answer. Children, still a little shaky in math, could write ten different answers, but there is only one correct answer to this equation.

Just like the above equation, there is only one correct answer regarding the nature of the Body, and yet you can flip through several spiritual books that mention the Body and find that they each say something different about the nature of the Body. Even among authors of the Absolute, you will find contradictory opinions about the Body.

Who’s Right? Who’s Wrong?

Some authors say the Body is an idea in Mind devoid of Life, Substance and Intelligence. Other authors say the Body is God embodied, implying that the Body is Life, Substance and Intelligence embodied. Some authors take a left turn down a very dark path and claim the Body does not exist at all. Each camp has its own “followers.” And still, THERE IS ONLY ONE CORRECT ANSWER CONCERNING THE NATURE OF THE BODY – YOUR BODY. You will not be satisfied until you find that answer, and when the true nature of your Body is revealed, you will be astonished by what you discover.

A Thrilling Adventure / An Astonishing Discovery

Are you ready and willing to make this astonishing discovery? Rather than turn to so called “outer” sources, take a thrilling adventure by turning to your Self. Trust me, your Self will not fail you. Years ago a man shared this story with me.

“Allen, for years I did not think that turning within for answers would work for me. Always I reached for a book and randomly flipped through the pages hoping to land on a line or two that I could convince myself to be a revelation. But, these contrived answers didn’t satisfy.

“One day, I made a decision. I said, ‘Thomas, from this day on, you are going to trust your Consciousness to reveal the answers to your questions.’ It wasn’t easy, but I stood firm. I went through a frustrating phase of going within and coming out with nothing. Just when I was about to give up, my Consciousness kicked in gear and answers started coming forth. Since, then I have trusted my Consciousness to reveal any needed Truth. The answers are not instantaneous, but they are satisfying.”

Know That You Know What You Know

I hope the story above gives you confidence to trust “your” Consciousness to reveal the true nature of your Body.

Reader, I have a few questions for you: Is the Body an idea in Mind, or is it Mind Itself? How do you know? Was the answer revealed, or was it merely read in a book? Consciousness knows and will reveal the answer so that you will know that you know what you already know (inherently). Trust it!

 

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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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Are You Really Seeing That? Because It Doesn’t Exist

Please Answer These Questions

Reader, I have two questions to ask you:

  1. If you visit a loved one in the hospital and see his body apparently ravaged by disease, is that how God is seeing your loved one?
  2. If you see co-workers in a heated argument in the workplace, is God seeing that?

Message From An Enlightened Reader

An enlightened reader wrote to me recently, and I am sharing this portion of his email.

“My observation is that I cannot be doing what God is not doing. I cannot be what God is not. There are no parts of God that aren’t illumined. Therefore, I don’t need to do anything to attain anything that God is already, because God doesn’t do that. I have an issue with sitting and doing something in order to see some light because, for me, the way I am seeing things is how God is seeing things. I don’t have the power to see anything else that is not God.”

Don’t Claim You Are Seeing As God Sees If You Are Seeing These

First, you have to admit this reader is enlightened. What he writes is the Absolute Truth. No one can object to a single statement he writes. However, the italicized section warrants clarification. The writer says, as many readers feel, “the way I am seeing things is how God is seeing things.” But, if you are seeing:

  • fleshy bodies
  • old or young bodies
  • solid substances (forms)
  • collisions (accidents)
  • sick bodies
  • dying leaves or dead bodies
  • evil personalities
  • atrocities
  • lack,

you are not seeing as God sees. God is All, and God cannot see what God is not. God is none of the above, and anyone who seems to see these (self included) is not seeing at all – “having eyes they see not” (Mark 8:18).

Illumined Seeing Is God Seeing

It is true that I and many other authors suggest listening and hearing the still small voice of Consciousness. Inevitably, this results in seeing the Light that Is existence. What the Holy Bible says is true: “God is light.” This is why illumination results in seeing Existence as Light. Only illumined seeing is God seeing. God is nowhere to be found in a fleshy, material, human existence.

I admit that these illumined experiences do seem fleeting and short-lived. However, once you’ve seen existence as it IS, you are never deceived by the impostor of a material world of born and aging bodies, death, evil, lack and accidents. That first flash of illumination stays with you forever. It resets your Reality base.

Let’s Go Back To The Beginning

Let’s go back to those opening questions and look at the answers:

  1. God being All, and God being Perfection, God could not possibly see the disease that God is not being. God is not seeing a disease ravaged body or identity. What God Be’s is what God sees.
  2. God is All, and God is Love. God sees the activity of Love right there where discord seems to be present.
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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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A New President – A Great Opportunity

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This blog post about the recent Presidential election is a podcast.

You Can Listen Here.

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