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What Are These Evil Appearances?

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Appearances Of Evil Alert You To The Reality Of Perfection

Let’s now perceive how it is, and why it is, that any appearance of evil is not evil – that it really serves a good purpose. If the fulfillment of any purpose is good, the impulsion behind this purpose has to be good, and not evil. The mistake lies in our misconception of the meaning of that which we have called evil.

Just as a mistake in mathematics calls your attention to the perfect mathematical fact, so it is that any appearance of evil serves to call your attention to some specific aspect of good, or God. God is Perfection; thus Perfection is a universal as well as a specific fact. Any appearance of imperfection serves to call your attention to the perfect Principle, which is Perfection.

Evil Can Only Be Troublesome If You Think It Is Real

A mistake can seem to be troublesome, or evil, only so long as it is mistaken for a fact. One your attention is focused upon the perfect fact, the mistake is canceled. It simply vanishes.

You do not resist the mistake (evil). You do not attempt to overcome it, or to oppose it. You know it to be a mistake, and that ends it as far as you are concerned. The seeming evil served its purpose, and your attention is now focused upon the perfect Principle. You keep your attention focused upon the universal and the specific fast until the evidence of this fact is apparent.

You can never make a figure 5 become a figure 4. Neither can you make an appearance of imperfection become perfect. Your awareness of Perfection is the revelation and the evidence of that which is revealed.

You Are Always Abundantly Supplied

For example, it may appear that an appearance of lack seems to be present. This is not evil. Rather, it should be considered as merely the signal signifying the presence of infinite, omnipresent Supply, which means that you will immediately contemplate the universal fact – omnipresent Supply.

When you are constantly and consciously attentive to the perfect fact – and only this fact – the evidence of its presence is inevitable.

(Excerpt by Marie Watts from You Are The Splendor)

 

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You Don’t Have To Compete For Anything

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A Practitioner Is Not A Wizard

After three rings, I picked up the phone. A young woman’s voice said, “May I speak to Allen White?” “This is he,” I said. She went on to say, “I am a ballet dancer. Next week I’m entering a ballet competition. I don’t know exactly what it is that you do, but can you pray for me to win?”

I remember this, because it was my first call as a Practitioner. Mind you, I was new at this, and it wasn’t the type of call I was expecting. As she was talking, I thought, “This young lady thinks practitioners are wizards of some sort. Does she want me to put a spell on the judges? What the heck is going on here?”

The Outcome Of Truth-Focused Prayer

“Miss,” I said, “I can’t do that. That’s not what I do.” Then I explained, “You are not the dancer. God is. It is God dancing and moving as you. Therefore, your dancing is flawless, effortless, graceful and uninhibited. By its very God-nature, your movements are perfect and beautiful. They are God’s beauty in living action. This is the Truth that I know to be your reality.”

“But, will I win?” she asked. Because I have competed in many piano competitions, I understood her anxiety. Winning a competition means more opportunities. It means being placed in the best venues to showcase your ability, and make more money.

As far as winning, I said, “I cannot guarantee that you will win, but I can assure you that the outcome of Truth-focused prayer will be more expansive than merely winning a competition.”

You Don’t Need To Compete, And Here’s Why

Whether it appears to be artistic or business competition, here’s how to operate above the fray of competition. Keep in mind that everything following this sentence is based on the Fundamental Fact of Existence: There is one Infinite, Indivisible Presence – God – which is never in competition with Itself.

In Matters Of Business

  • All business is God being busy. Business, by nature, is infinite, universal, and impersonal. There is no personal business.
  • One business may appear to be a food service business, while another may appear to be a clothing retail business. Regardless of how material they seem to be, they both are the One Infinite, Indivisible Presence being busy.
  • Two so-called business owners may have the same kind of business in the same block, but because they are both the One Presence that is not in competition with Itself. They both can thrive.
  • One business may be similar to another business, but each business by nature is unique. No one can duplicate your business.
  • Business is God’s Completion in living action. If you are a business owner, stay mindful of the fact that despite all appearances, your business is right now, and always, complete. Because of this Truth, no business need have less for another to have more. Each is complete within itself.

In Matters Of Artistic Expression

  • Do you want to be fulfilled as an artist? Stop comparing yourself to others. It’s an awful practice based on the lie of duality.
  • Perfection is the reality of every artist and their manner of expression. Remember, all activity is God being active. If you are in a dance, piano or other competition, see it for what it really is: God’s showcase of Perfection.
  • Every artist is a unique variation of divine Perfection. There’s no such thing as better or worse.
  • No artist is dependent on the results of a competition for better opportunities. If you are an artist, remember that you are God’s Completeness in living action. Every artist includes the talent as well as the fulfilling opportunities to express that talent.
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The Truth About Gratitude

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The Editor Asks An Important Question About Gratitude

Brenda Becker, the indispensable editor of Absolutely Yours, asked me if gratitude is dualism. I promised her I’d write about it in the next post. What follows is not about gratitude expressed when someone does something nice for you? That’s a courtesy. I’m writing about gratitude expressed “to” God for “His manifold blessings.”

When I read Brenda’s question, I had flashbacks of my first days as minister of the Unity in Silver Spring church. At the close of the service we all held hands in a circle. A man led the closing prayer with these words “We are so grateful. We are so grateful. We are so grateful.” Every time he said the word grateful, the few and fine hairs on my back bristled. I felt the ghost of “ol’ time religion” in the room.

The Trinity Of Dualism

Webster’s definition of gratitude is riddled with dualism. Gratitude is defined as “appreciation of benefits received.” Do you see the dualism? Count them yourself: The receiver (1) is appreciative of the benefits (2) from the giver (3).

In our case, this trinity of dualism looks like (1) God, the giver (2) the gift, and (3) the receiver. If the gift is big enough, or comes right in the nick of time to avoid a calamity, the receiver may look heavenward and blurt out “Thank God.” Is this dualism? You bet.

Why? Because in most cases, the person who thanks God believes God to be something other than her own I AM. Look at it this way. Have you ever bought something nice for yourself – something you’ve been wanting for a long time? Did you thank yourself after purchasing it? Most likely not? We only thank so-called “others.”

Christ Jesus Explains His Expression Of Gratitude

The Abundance of Oneness can never be experienced in the human attitude of gratitude. The two are farther removed from one another as the earth is from the sun. Indivisible Oneness of existence is the reality of Being. Here there are no gifts, no giver, and no receiver. The Allness of God is All there is.

“But,” you ask, “didn’t Jesus thank God when he raised Lazarus?” Yes, he did, but take a look at the record. “And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, ‘Father, I thank You that You have heard me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.’”

Did you catch the reason he thanked God? Christ Jesus knew that many still believed that God was a separate Identity. He also knew they worshiped Him as a personal doer. He often said, “I of myself can do nothing,” but they insisted that Christ Jesus, of Himself, was the doer. Publicly thanking God was Christ’s way of diverting attention away from Himself as a personal doer to the eternal action of the One Presence and Power.

The Bottom Line

Here is the bottom line:
Gratitude expressed “to” God is dualism.
Being grateful that you know God Is All is not.

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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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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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All You Need To Know About Your World

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Look Around You — Everything Is Wonderful

Wherever you are reading this post, stop and look around you. Soak in the environment. If you can step outside, do so. Look around you. Reader, this world that you are looking at is the world where God is All. This is the world where there is only One Presence, One Power, and One Identity.

Things Are Not What They Seem To Be

Many people say, “Allen I know God is the only presence and power.” Yet, let them keep talking and the conversation steers toward clashes in the home, clashes on the job, body aches, healthcare, bullies, how bad things have gotten, etc. Although they say God is the only Presence, their words reveal that they live in another world where God is not all.

Yes, reader, I know it appears (to some) that this is a material world, but it is not. I know it looks like material laws hold sway, but they do not.

God Is Both The Seer And The Seen

This world you are moving, living and breathing in is God being All. Truth-be-told, this is the world where God is both the seer and the seen. When I think about this so-called world, I often refer to it as a ready-to-take-out-the-oven, fully-baked world. It’s finished, complete, perfect and lacking nothing. This “world” is Perfection Itself – What a Wonderful World.

Reader, as soon as you are able, take a moment to contemplate what is presented in this post. Listen for further Revelation. The Revelations that come forth will be many and wonderful.

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What Everyone Should Know About The News

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Do You Get The Bad News Blues?

Many of my friends don’t watch the news. “Too depressing,” they say. One time a friend asked me, “Allen, don’t you ever get the news blues?”

My short and quick answer used to be (and it was enough), “I don’t read the papers, and I don’t own a television.” That means nothing now. As soon as the computer fires up, news bytes flash somewhere on my computer screen. You can’t escape hearing or seeing the news, so the answer is in how you process the news.

It’s all in the processing. Reader, when I was a so-called teenager, I devoured the writings of Emma Curtis Hopkins. I read her books, especially High Mysticism, from front to back. Sometimes I read from back to front – just to switch things up a bit.

I Couldn’t Stop Reading This

While reading one of her Bible studies, I came across two sentences. I read them several times. I couldn’t stop reading them. When I tried to turn the page, those sentence were like a short leash pulling my attention back to them. Immediately, I knew they were true. Here they are:

ALL HUMAN HISTORY IS BUT THE TRANSCRIPTION OF A DREAM. IT NEVER HAPPENED AT ALL.

That, my friend, is how I process the news. But let’s dig deeper into those two sentences.

If It’s Not God, It’s Not.

God (Love) is the only Activity. God (Love) is the only Actor. If the activity you read about is not Love in action, it is not happening and never did happen.

When you read the newspaper, or hear a newsflash, ask yourself, “Is this God (Love in action)?” If your answer is “No,” then regard it as you would any other novel or television dramedy. Simply know THIS IS NOT REAL. IT IS NOT HAPPENING. GOD IS ALL.

You may be asking, “Does this help?” The answer is “No” if you are merely saying words. But if you are KNOWING that it is not real, you will see, and you will hear, the evidence of your knowing. This also goes for the seemingly “bad” news you may hear in your home, in your neighborhood, or in the workplace.

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It’s What You Know – Not Who You Know

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The excerpt below is by Marie Watts from Fulfillment of Purpose. You can order her books from Mystics Of The World

How To Find A Job, Home, Companionship, Etc.

Suppose, for instance, you are unemployed. It may even seem that there is no employment in sight. Then, too, you may feel that your training and experience qualify you for a certain type or work or profession, and that you cannot function successfully in another type of activity.

Perhaps you feel that if you could just “make the right contact,” you would find employment that was suitable for you. This is a trap, beloved one, and you will not be caught in this duality, neither will you accept limitations.

There Is No Other Consciousness

You know there is no Consciousness separate and apart from the Universal, indivisible Consciousness that you are. You also know that every Identity is the very same Consciousness that you are. You know there IS NO DIVISION IN OR AS THE CONSCIOUSNESS THAT YOU ARE, AND THAT YOU CANNOT CONTACT ANY OTHER CONSCIOUSNESS FOR THERE IS NO OTHER CONSCIOUSNESS FOR YOU TO CONTACT.

There Is No Time Or Space Barrier Between

Now what has take place? You have perceived the glorious omnipotent fact that anyone and everyone necessary to your employment — your fulfillment of purpose at that moment — is already present within and as the Consciousness that you are. You have realized that there is no “time” lapse in or as your awareness of this Truth. Furthermore, there is no “time” lapse or “space” lapse that can even seem to act as a barrier between you and anyone and everyone who is necessary to your completeness.

When you have contemplated in the foregoing way, you may feel that you should make a phone call, write a letter, or take a walk in a certain area. Again, you will realize that this is your Universal — as well as your specific — Consciousness knowing what it should know this moment.

You act without thought according to this prompting or impulsion and, no doubt, you will discover why you felt impelled to make the call, write the letter, or take the walk.

Watch Your Motive!

Right here, you must be very alert. If you do any of these things hoping you will “contact” someone who will be instrumental in helping you to find employment, you may be disappointed. It just doesn’t work this way. You “take no thought.” You simply act in this way because you feel impelled to act. It is well to give no consideration to that which seems to be the problem at this point.

Wonderful Things Are Happening

Wonderful things have taken place when all concern for the solution of any seeming problem is transcended. You see, once having contemplated that which is true, you know that the Truth you have perceived is evident. Therefore, you no longer are concerned about it, or with it.

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Racism – When Will It End?

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What Won’t Work To End Racism And Why

The appearance is that racism and prejudice have been going on ever since men appeared to look different from one another. At least that’s how it appears. I’m no anthropologist, but I know we’re talking about a long time.

Here in America, the Civil Rights movement has helped Black people find some semblance of equality, yet Blacks still complain that things are off balance. “We’re still treated like the ugly stepchild,” they cry.

Neither the country nor the races involved matter: Racism is running rampant throughout the world. Or, so it seems. The question that lingers in the minds of the discriminated is “Will it ever end?” Grassroots movements are springing up everywhere trying to right the wrongs of racism and prejudice. Reluctant local and federal governments are forced to address the issue.

Again, I ask: Will racism ever end? To effectively answer this question, I have to start at the top (God’s Allness) and work my way down.

Starting from the top, RACISM NEVER BEGAN. God is one infinite, indivisible presence and power. This infinite presence is the substance – the reality – of every Identity in this universe. As one writer said, “God has never pulled off chunks of Itself and threw them around the world to war and fight against one another.” No, the oneness of Love is the ever-present reality.

Reader, right now you may be asking this one question, “Yes, Allen, I know it is an appearance, but will the appearance of racism ever end?”

Yes, it will! But first, let’s look at the craziest thing we do to end racism, and why it can never work. For centuries, people have tried to legislate racial equality. They have petitioned, begged and fought the governments to incorporate measures to ensure equality. But has this been effective? Ask anyone who feels they have been discriminated against because of their race. The answer is, “No!”

The Facts Of Life

FACT #1

EQUALITY CANNOT BE LEGISLATED. Why? Equality is a spiritual quality. It is one of the sons of Love. Spiritual qualities cannot be legislated. They can only be realized. Spiritual qualities can never be manipulated by the machinations of so-called human beings. EQUALITY CANNOT BE LEGISLATED. IT CAN ONLY BE REALIZED. Just once, read that sentence out loud.

FACT#2

Reader, equality is a matter of Consciousness. And RACIAL EQUALITY IS A MATTER OF ILLUMINATION.

Pretend for a moment that you see a white man discriminate against a black man because of his skin color. Recently, I read a strange story where a white woman on a TAM flight demanded that her seat be changed when she saw that her seatmate was a black man. (The story did have a happy ending).

Reimagine the story. How different would the story read if the white woman could not see the color of the black man’s skin, or even the color of her own skin? Would there be a story to report? No!

This is why I (and just a few other authors) stress Illumination. In the experience of Illumination, you don’t see skin color. You can’t. Are you surprised to read this? Don’t be. Reader, you know that skin color is a biological manifestation. Yet, you and everyone else are Spiritual manifestations. You are not a manifestation of biological laws. You are pure Spirit. Everyone is. Your Body is Spirit embodied, and in Illumination (seeing things as they are) you see Spiritual Bodies and not the biological counterfeit.

When you don’t see skin color, your actions cannot be based on it. It’s as simple as that.

Look out for Part 2 in early May.

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This May Be Better Than God

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When She Asked The Question My Tongue Froze

Nearing the end of the conversation, I hoped that something connected – that the right words were spoken to communicate the Truth of God’s Allness. (Believe me, words are really not the ideal tool for this.) I also hoped that something I said inspired and motivated her. Just before I thought we were done, I heard a lilt in her voice. It’s that familiar sound that says “Allen, I get it. God really is All.”

Then she asked a simple question that sealed my lips and glued my tongue to the top of my mouth. Mentally, I stuttered. My thoughts wouldn’t come together to make a sensible sentence. It was a difficult question to answer. No doubt, I was making it harder than it actually was. The question she asked was, “Allen, what is another name for God?” Simple question, isn’t it?

Finally, I Had To Confess

I could’ve listed the so-called attributes of God and said, “Love, Power, Light, Spirit, Perfection, etc.”, but my mind was stuck on the word GOD. Finally, after what seemed like hours, I said, “Doris, I have to confess that I rarely use the word God. Unless I am writing, or talking to someone, I seldom use the word. In my alone time (which is a lot of time) I use I AM.” Dead silence.

“Doris, often the word God implies a presence and power separate from, and other than, my presence, and I know no such presence exists. However, when I say I AM, I know that I mean All. I know I mean one infinite, inseparable presence and that I Am that I AM.” Doris understood immediately.

Is Allen Trying To Turn Dung To Diamonds?

Reader, understand that when I say I AM, I am not trying to turn dung into diamonds. I am not reaching down into the muddy swamp of dualism to lift up a human sense of identity. When I say I AM, it is clear for me to see the nothingness of a so-called born, human identity. And from that view it’s easier to see the nothingness of a sick, limited, weak, and impoverished identity.

Have you noticed that when people talk about God (even in so-called enlightened circles), it is as if they are talking about a presence and power separate and apart from themselves – some other Being? Nothing in their conversation indicates that this God they are talking about is their very being. Do you think it would be possible for them to talk, or even think separation if they substituted I AM (with understanding) for the word God? Of course not. Such a simple substitution would force the speaker to confront exactly how All their God is. It would force them to reconsider their identity in many wonderful ways.

It’s Like Japanese Chocolates (Royce Nama)

Reader, sometimes I find myself slowly saying the words I AM. I savor them like a fine piece of imported Japanese chocolate. They are the most uplifting words I’ve ever said. Many times I’ve been lifted out of the fog of dualism just by saying the words I AM – and knowing what I am saying.

Before you e-mail me with a rebuttal, I know that words only have the meaning you give to them. I know that someone can say the word God and it means just what I AM means to me. If the word “God” works for you, hold onto it, but try this.

When you have a quiet moment, slowly say the words I AM. Savor each syllable. Then, be still and listen to “your” Consciousness. Try it for a few days, and see if the words I AM are more meaningful for you.

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