Category Archives: Perfection

The New Year You Should Be Celebrating

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This excerpt is from the Monthly Letters of Alfred Aiken.

Do not “begin” this new year by making yourself all sorts of promises as to what you will, or will not do. Rather, treat it as any other “day,” by stating the WHOLENESS OF LOVE, THE SINGLENESS OF INFINITY, THE ENTIRETY OF THE ONE ALONE OMNIPRESENT EXISTENCE HERE-NOW-IN-ITS-UNCHALLENGED FULNESS!

Yes, we are entering a new year, according to the “passage of time,” but only there. NOW cannot pass, any more than it can come. NOW IS, and this is the accurate definition of CHANGELESS ETERNITY, IMMORTALITY, ALLNESS TOTALLY FUNCTIONING AS THE SOLE AWARENESS-THAT-IS-INDIVIDUAL-I. To this ONE OMNIPOTENT WISDOM there is no smaller “I”, no greater, or other, “I.” There is but ONE ABSOLUTE EXISTENCE, AWARENESS, MIND ALIVENESS, CONSCIOUSNESS being!

Where does this leave “matter,” and all that is based on the atom, on “construction,” on time, on duality, multiplicity, age, decay, fertility, fertilizer, or the need for death as an adjunct to life? It leaves it just where it belongs, namely, wholly alone

This is the NEW YEAR you should be celebrating. How? BY BEING THE ONE YOU BE, or, in other words, discontinue your fight against being the ONE YOU ETERNALLY AM! Stop trying to “bring perfection about,” but rather behold that SPIRIT IS SINGLE, AND THERE IS NOTHING OPPOSING OR CHALLENGING TRUTH, THE SELF.

SPIRIT IS WHO AND WHAT YOU BE, AND THERE IS NO SECOND “YOU’ AT ALL. THERE IS ONLY THIS ONE, AND IT IS PERFECT NOW, AND KNOWS IT. THIS LEAVES NO OTHER MIND AT ALL, HENCE NO OTHER TO KNOW, OR THAT NEEDS TO KNOW… THE ONE THAT IS, I, KNOWS! THE ONE THAT IS, IS, NOW. THIS IS THE NEW YEAR, NEVER REPEATING ITSELF – THIS IS THE FOREVER “NEW” NOW, NEVER “REPEATING,” OR DUPLICATING ITSELF.

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It’s Not Coming … It’s Already Here

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Please Do This

To get the full impact of this short post, pause and look around you. If you can, go to a nearby window and look outside. Look at the world.

This world that you see is the very world where God is All. Now, I am asking that you say (aloud), “This right here is the world where God is the only Presence and the Only Power. This world right here is the Allness of God.” Trust me, there is a method to my madness.

There Are No Buts In God’s Allness

Reader, here’s why I asked you to do this. With heartfelt sincerity people often profess, “I know that God is the only Presence, but ….” It’s the “but” that betrays their belief that either there is another world (and usually they’re in it) where God is not All, or that in this world there is another presence and power other than God.

There is no other world!

What A Wonderful World

The world that you see, right now, is the only world there is. It is the world where God Is All. This is the world that is constituted of Love and Perfection.

Despite the appearances of wars, violent hatred and shortages, this is the One World – the literal Kingdom of Heaven. It may look like a world of matter, but it is not. It may seem as though the world is going to hell in a gasoline basket, but it’s not. It may appear as though material laws hold sway. They don’t.

In this world, God is both the seer and the seen. Contemplate this fact. As my mother used to say, “It will do you a world of good.” For the next seven days, contemplate all of the Truths in this article. The revelations and experiences that come forth will be WONDERFUL.

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Your Good Can Never Be Depleted

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Last week I received a short handwritten note asking me to please share more of Gertrude Gephart’s writings on the blog. Below are carefully selected quotes from Ms. Gephart.

Everything is perfect even in our apparently material world, for this very world we walk in is our view of reality. It is the reflection of reality. It is our interpretation of God, of Truth which is all. To perceive this makes our good permanent. This understanding makes us quiet down and seek God and cease to look for demonstrations and miracles. In Him, all fulness of every kind of good dwells.

This world, if judged as it appears, is the world of action, of doing, of getting. We have to find the Sabbath’s day rest, the rest, the peace, of being rather than the strife of doing and getting. Perception of being takes care of doing and getting.

A certain student told her teacher, at various times, of her demonstrations over accidents, and at last he said, “This is all very well, but you should not continually have accidents to demonstrate over and out of. You are the Truth, and you cannot see evil or accidents. You cannot see a near-accident, for a near-accident is a unreal as an actual accident.”

Really when you spend money, you do not take it our of your pocket book or your bank account, though you may seem to. It comes forth from the absolute good. It comes from the body of the Christ, and that store of good can never be depleted, for it is infinite, it is limitless, it is omnipresent. Actually it is your food and clothing; it is beauty and life itself. It is the raw material of everything and it is the finished product.

We say, I bought shoes, so I cannot have a new dress or a trip out of town.” But really the shoes and the new dress and the trip out of town all come froth from the invisible absolute good, and this good can never be depleted. The shoes do not infringe upon the dress, nor the dress does not subtract from the trip.

You yourself are the only thing there is. You can’t and don’t gain anything. You can’t and don’t lose anything. Loss is hypnosis. Knowing the Truth does not add anything to your being. You are the All whether you know it or not, but as much as you perceive of this, you bring into your practical experience. The Truth we know works like yeast; it is alive. In fact Jesus called it leaven. We do not have to know how it works, or even to know that it works. If is life and it brings forth after its kind.

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Empowering Truths From Ms. Gephart

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Because Gertrude Gephart’s writings are tinged with dualism, I seldom quote her. However, as you can see for yourself, her writings are undoubtedly inspirational. Below are some excerpts from her book “The Way Of Life.” I have emphasized noteworthy statements.

If we look upon appearances and accept them, we are bearing false witness. The human self, as we see it, is not real at all. Jesus was continually admonishing his disciples to deny themselves. When enlightenment came to Gautama Buddha, he said, “The self (that is the human concept) does not exist. Truth (the Great Self) is all.”

If we can see that as a limited human identity, we do not exist, we can see that we and all are Truth, and this is bearing true witness.

We do not need to blame ourselves for our mishaps either. How shall we think, then? That the mishaps and misfortunes are not real nor actual, but right where they seem to be, right there is the presence of absolute good.

Mr. Rawson would tell us to describe the kingdom of heaven to ourselves, and to know that it is where our fears seem to be. Your misfortunes have no history at all. At any moment they can be healed instantly and perfectly, now matter what the seeming cause or history.

We only have to know the Truth. We do not have to get behind it to make it operate; it does not have to be stimulated or insisted upon. There is an expression in the Sanscrit – “by mere knowledge”, all demonstration is by mere knowledge.

If you added a column of figures incorrectly, you could change the result by mere knowledge. So we correct our experience by the knowledge that the Self is all.

We deal only with the Lord and not with people. One who has not had some experience in the power of understanding to correct one’s life would never dream what this one piece of information will do for him.

If one were buying a garment from a salesman in a great department store, he would seem to be dealing with the salesman. But if the garment were unsatisfactory, or if the salesman had misrepresented it, he would go higher than the salesman. He would remember that he was dealing with the owner of the store.

We must remember that we are dealing always, and only, with the Lord. When we remember this, we lose our fear of people, of competition, of unemployment.

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Don’t Shortchange Yourself

This excerpt is by Lillian DeWaters from her pamphlet The Time Is At Hand.

Why Do This To Yourself?

Why stop at saying that the Truth of things is perfect and that Heaven is Perfect in Itself, when it is your self, your body and your experience which you wish to see picture forth the “Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory?”

Open your vision to the fact that there is only one Being, and that this is your Being. For Being is not dual. Claim the completeness, the infinity, the perfection of your entire Being which includes your Body

Hold The High Watch

All creation is ideal, lovely, enchanting and satisfying. There are really no “others,” for in your universe you stand as one with all. In such realization of Yourself as The One there is no mistake to be corrected, no sickness to be healed, no person to be redeemed.

The seeming problem disappears: simply to withdraw from all belief of duality, multiplicity and sense of otherness, and to hold the High Watch, brings instead the vision of the completeness and infinity of all Good, all Health, all Abundance, all Joy now here and anywhere.

In proportion as one can rise to perform this act of the Truth can he fulfill the commission “Heal the sick and raise the dead.” And who are the sick? Who are the dead? Verily, who can they be and where can they exist if the Self be ALL? The commission is fulfilled in Revelation.

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This Is The Best Way To Live (Don’t You Agree?)

To win the victory over sickness and suffering is not the best proof of God’s Allness. To never be sick in the first place is better proof.

To triumph over financial lack is not the best proof of God’s Infinite Substance. To never experience a moment of lack is better proof.

To finally succeed after years of failure is not the best proof of God’s Completeness (Success). To never fail is better proof.

You Don’t Need Jams To Prove God’s Allness

Too many people seem to think that getting out of a thorny jam is a trophy-worthy demonstration of God’s Allness. I met a man who appears to court trouble just to prove his understanding of God’s Allness.

If you came out of a jam unscathed, that’s wonderful. But there is a better way – a higher way! Reader, lift your vision high – above trials, tribulations and troubles – to where God Is All. From this vantage point, can you see that the best demonstration of God’s Allness is to never be in trouble?

Living From Glory To Glory

Rather than triumphing over troubles, expect a life of moving from glory to glory. That’s the best proof of God’s Allness. After all, God is the only presence, power, activity, and evidence. And you already know that there is no trouble in God, and no God in trouble.

Have A Talk With Yourself

Don’t be afraid to tell yourself the Truth. In a quiet moment, speak courageously and confidently to yourself. Tell yourself, “I know that God Is All, and that All Is God. I don’t need to be miraculously pulled out of trouble’s steely clutches to know that God Is All. God does not need to be proved. Because God Is All, it is my right to live a trouble-free life.”

No Guilt Allowed

If you seem to be in trouble, don’t whip yourself with cords of guilt. The purpose of this writing is not to induce guilt, but rather

  • to consider the fact that you do not need trouble(s) in order to “prove” your understanding of God.
  • to consider that because God Is All, it is possible to live a trouble-free life.
  • to lift your vision higher than trouble-based praying.
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What Are You Saying That You Are Seeing?

I could hear that his heart was in every word when he said, “Allen, I’m sick and tired of seeing sickness and death. I just don’t know what to do.” If you were listening in, you would have rolled on the floor laughing at my feeble attempts to answer him. I was having a hard time because I was trying to be sensitive to his seeming plight, and at the same time share a word of Truth. No one says what I was trying to say better than Lillian DeWaters in her book “The Time Is At Hand.” Below is the excerpt – a long excerpt.

When, apparently, one sees injury and hears discord are his senses reporting correctly and truly or are they reporting otherwise? Does the reader feel capable of answering this question readily, accurately and understandingly?

Some say, “My physical senses are reporting inharmony but my spiritual senses are recognizing Reality.” Now those who speak of the Senses as being physical are in need of deeper insight and a scientific mode of expression.

Another may answer, “My senses are spiritual, but they are reporting untruly, for they are seeing an accident.” Here one is deciding inconsistently, for how could perfect Senses report imperfectly?

The facts are these: The spiritual Senses (and there are no others), are always reporting correctly and truly, for Perfection is forever manifesting and registering Perfection.

Someone asks, “When I see an accident are not my eyes telling me so? Are they not witnessing the injury?” No. Your Eyes, being spiritual and perfect, are seeing no accident whatsoever.

If while walking in the twilight, one mistakes a post for a tramp are his eyes reporting the post or the tramp? Pictured on the eyes is the post, for this is what is present. The eyes are not reporting a tramp, for the simple reason that none is present.

Likewise, when one reports that the coiled shape on the floor is a serpent his eyes are not deceived. His eyes are seeing the rope but his mind is falsifying the evidence.

Turn again to the original question which was this: When, apparently, one sees injury and hears discord are his senses reporting correctly and truly or are they reporting otherwise? Now clearly discern its correct answer which is: “My Senses are reporting truly and correctly, and they are seeing and hearing the Glory and Harmony of the perfect Universe.

It is erring mind, or human sense, (not Senses), which weaves the illusion, just as when the picture of a tramp appears instead of the actual outline of the post. Since it(human sense) believes in accidents, in injuries and disasters the mind declares that it seems them, but it is practicing a deception upon itself, and is thus a victim to its own illusions.

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Did You Contemplate Your Perfection Today?

For the month of July I am taking a break. Instead of writing new articles, I am posting some more of my favorite passages from other Absolute authors. This week’s post is from Doris Henty’s Addresses and Other Writings..

The command “Be ye therefore perfect” is already fulfilled effortlessly. Perfection is inevitable. Restriction, friction, erroneous suggestion, earth-bound sense, mortal belief — the belief that there is a belief —are unknown to the kingdom of holiness within.

Discord never entered your Mind. Your peaceful well-being remains forever undisturbed. No suggestion of evil was ever heard, seen or felt in this consciousness of holiness which you are. Yours is the “boundless thought that walks enraptured,” free from impediment, obstruction or limitation, enjoying the natural perfection of its own being.

Let prayer be the joyous recognition and acknowledgment of that which already exists, the glories of Life: the joyous, restful experience of health and harmony already and permanently established as one’s own being. The Sabbath means that the whole of infinity is “the secret place of the most High.” Think of the peace and security of such being, your being, unassailed because there is nothing but Itself.

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