This post is to clear up any confusion about the previous post (Virus and Vaccines).
This post is to clear up any confusion about the previous post (Virus and Vaccines).
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I can’t remember the last time Absolutely Yours sent out an All-Hands-On-Deck post, urgent posts asking you to join our prayer-response to a seeming emergency. These apparent times dictate the need for one. Yes, this pandemic and its devastating consequences seem real, but God is still All.
Reader, you know God is All. But let’s take that knowledge to its ultimate conclusion – knowing God’s Allness so clearly that It shows forth as the only Evidence.
For the month of July, join me as we contemplate the Fact (Absolute Truth) that GOD, PERFECTION, IS THE ONLY PRESENCE, POWER, IDENTITY, ACTIVITY, AND EVIDENCE – EQUALLY PRESENT AND EVERYWHERE PRESENT. THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE IS THE ONE INFINITE I AM. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS HERE, NOW.
This is not a fix-it formula. You don’t have to use these exact words, but please keep to the idea behind the words. Remember, you are not trying to make these statements become true. Rather, you are acknowledging these statements are already true – already the current state of affairs. Thank you for joining me. If you want to know more about the value of group prayer, read Is Group Prayer Really Effective?
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.
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.
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?
“It is not supernatural for us to prove our omnipresent Principle, just as Jesus proved His divinity right here on earth.” Doesn’t that sentence make you want to jump up and shout Hallelujah? That’s the effect it had on me, and I’m still feeling a little jumpy.
Jesus lived Truth. He didn’t merely trek around the Holy Land giving philosophical Truth talks about God’s Allness and man’s divinity. He lived his teaching. He “proved” His divinity right here on so-called earth. And we can do the same. Read John 14:12 in the Holy Bible. (See the image above.)
Now, I’m shifting the focus to you. Ask and answer this question of yourself: Do I think it is supernatural to know that I and God are one? Finally, ask yourself this question: Do I think it is supernatural to show (evidence) that I and God are one in my daily living?
Did you answer “No” to both questions? Let’s proceed. God is All. All is God. This is the platform upon which we stand! I trust that you are daily contemplating the Truth of God’s Allness. Then you can understand why I say that anyone daily contemplating God as their Identity will find it strange and unnatural not to experience the full Truth in their daily living.
To Christ, raising the dead was not a supernatural event. The One Consciousness, knowing God to be the only Life there is, expected to see Lazarus walk out of his grave. (I could go deeper into this, but not now.)
To Christ, his fast-food feat in the wilderness – feeding thousands a quick fish fillet meal was not supernatural. This, too, was the expected result of the Consciousness knowing that Infinite Substance is everywhere present.
Let’s take one more. To Christ, “healing” the man of congenital blindness was nothing out of the ordinary. This was the expected event of the Consciousness knowing that Vision is the unimpaired action of God perceiving Itself.
I used the phrase three times. Reader, what is your expected result? To the one realizing that God is All, every Truth that is read or heard is the “new normal” – the expected thing.
You know that God is All; therefore you understand the why of this short list of natural experiences.
I could go on, but let’s stop it here. These experiences are the ever-present Reality – as is God’s Allness. When they are recognized as the real, the true and the normal, they can be experienced.
Today, make a shift. You know that God is Omnipresent Perfection, so let Perfection be the likely experience for this day. Don’t put off the constant experience of Perfection to another life that you know nothing about. Be like Christ and “prove” it in this lifetime – the only one you are sure of. You are probably asking, “How do I do that, Allen?” And I say that a good start is simply to begin thinking of Perfection, Wholeness, and Abundance as natural and normal experiences.
The other day I picked up The Understanding Series by Lillian DeWaters, and in it she succinctly explains why healing seems to be delayed.
Healing seems to be failing people everywhere. It is very disturbing to them because they cannot understand how this could be. Many say, “Years ago, healing was simple and certain. Now I read and study and am more faithful than ever, yet without perfect results.” Yes, it seems so. Others say, “I accept this great Truth that I am the Self, yet the trouble, expense, or limitation continues.”
The reason for this is that greater understanding is now demanded of us – not to heal diseases, loss, grief, and so on, but to see their utter impossibility to be or seem (appear) to be; to exist or seem (appear) to exist. It is necessary that we abolish any and every discord with and by the awareness and knowledge of its nonexistence.
Reader, note that DeWaters not only says to see the impossibility of trouble, but to also perceive the impossibility of the appearance of trouble. True perception is where both the trouble and the appearance of the trouble are perceived to be non-existent. What’s left? God.
The desire to have, do, and be more in the new year is the engine that drives New Years resolutions. Did you make any? Are you thinking about making some? Put down the pen! Today, Absolutely Yours is offering you an anxiety-free and more fulfilling alternative to making New Years resolutions. Here it is. CELEBRATE YOUR SPIRITUAL MILESTONES.
Believe me. You do have some to celebrate, and once you acknowledge these milestones and deem them worthy of some sort of celebration, there will be plenty more. That’s a promise.
Right now, you are probably wondering what constitutes a spiritual milestone. To jump-start your own thinking, here is a list of possible “milestones.”
- Facing down a fear knowing God is All.
- The moment you realized that people, places, conditions and things have no power over your success, happiness, health and well-being.
- Any spiritual insight that has changed your outlook and behavior in such a way that it is more consistent with God being the only Presence and Power.
- Finally starting a consistent practice of God-focused silent prayer.
- Forgiving someone, or coming to that place where you are willing to forgive.
- Realizing your Body is included in the Allness of God as a spiritual presence.
- Finally understanding that time and so-called years have no power over your health and Body.
- The day you stopped comparing yourself to others because you realized there are no others.
- Your first experience of illumination (or the most recent one).
- The day you realized because Joy is your nature, you can let go of grief and depression.
- The day you finally gave up the fear of calling a Practitioner to help you see the nothingness of that seeming problem.
- That victorious moment when you made a decision to take a spiritual, rather than human, approach to a seeming difficulty.
- The so-called healing that resulted in perceiving the Truth that God is all.
This is not an exhaustive list. I’m sure you can think of many more to add.
After you have taken some time to list your Spiritual Milestones (this is not something you can rush through), the next step is to celebrate them.
Whether you list one or one hundred, your Spiritual Milestone(s) deserves to be celebrated. I am urging you to take some time to think about a way, or ways, you can celebrate them. I know you are not planning a wedding, but your milestone is important. It doesn’t have to include others, but it does have to be honored and celebrated.
You know how most New Years resolutions made in January never live to see February? Spiritual Milestones, celebrated, have a life-long effect. Try it and see. I’m leaving you alone now to make your list.
Did you read the last post? Many readers pulled their hair out trying to guess which of the “Holy Trio of Ones” was the last One. No one guessed the right answer: EVIDENCE. One reader wrote, “I never heard of that one.”
A few writers of the Absolute, trying to convey that God is the only Evidence, use the term Omnievidence. Just as Omnipresence means all Presence, Omnievidence means all Evidence. We’ve done it before with the other Omnis, so let’s look at Omnievidence syllable-by-syllable building on what we already know.
Ni or nothing falls between all and Evidence. This has spiritual and practical implications. Look at this way. Nothing exists between you and the all-Evidence of God’s Presence. Nothing. No wrong thoughts, no false perceptions, no appearances, and no mortal identity exist between you and the all-Evidence of God’s Perfection.
If you’ve doubted any of the writings of Absolutely Yours, do not doubt this. NOTHING GOOD WILL EVER COME OUT OF PERSISTENTLY DECLARING THAT YOU DO NOT SEE THE EVIDENCE OF GOD IN (AS) YOUR LIFE. NOTHING!
Instead, try this. Declare that you do see God’s presence. I know this was suggested in the last post, but let’s get more specific.
Innately, you know that God is Perfect (Perfection Itself). Assert that you are seeing Perfection now and always. Don’t question why you are not seeing the evidence of Perfection. Such questioning is denying that God is All. Tear yourself away from the notion that in time, and with enough prayer, you will eventually see ever-present Perfection. Now is the day of salvation.
Here is the Absolute Truth. Because Perfection is All, you are seeing Perfection right now. You really are. Don’t wait to live this post. Right now, look all around and declare, “I am seeing Perfection, for Perfection is all there is to see.”
Most readers of this blog agree on two facts (and they are facts): (1) There is only One Presence (2) There is only One Power. Is this always enough? Haven’t there been times when you’ve said one or both of these statements and the problem still seemed to cling like a barnacle?
One Presence and One Power are just two of the “Holy Trio of Ones.” The most important One is often the most forgotten One, and that One is THERE IS ONLY ONE EVIDENCE. Think about it. What’s the point in saying, “There’s only One Presence and Power” if you admit that something other than the One can be evidenced?
It’s right here that most people think, “How can I say that there is One Evidence when my eyes clearly see something that cannot possibly be God evidenced?” Let’s you and I reason together. In your heart, you know God is All. Never, for any reason, discredit this knowing. Christ said it this way, “And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out” (Matthew 18:9). Here is the spiritual significance of this line. IF YOUR EYES REPORT THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON OTHER THAN GOD, DON’T BELIEVE YOUR EYES. BELIEVE GOD IS ALL.
The following is a story told in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. At sunrise Elisha’s servant jumped out of bed, dressed and stepped outside to enjoy the morning air. Looking up he saw an army of chariots and men on horses. He ran to Elisha, pulled him outside and cried out, “What shall we do?” Elisha, cool as a breeze, said, “Do not fear ….” Then he prayed.
Elisha’s prayer was a simple prayer: “Open his eyes, Lord, that he may see.” In one sense, this is a strange prayer as his servant’s eyes were already open. But, he was not seeing. Open eyes are not always seeing eyes. Open eyes are only seeing eyes when they are seeing God’s Presence.
If open eyes are not seeing God’s Infinite Goodness (Godness), what are they seeing? What they are seeing is nothing to be afraid of. Why? Because they are seeing NOTHING. They are seeing what is neither a presence nor a power.
It all boils down to this. Because God is the only Evidence, there’s nothing to see but God (Life, Light, Love, and Perfection) evidenced. Reader, contemplate this sentence. For a while, it would be good to remind yourself that there is One Evidence and that you are seeing that Evidence all the time.
CAUTION: Don’t do this hoping to change an undesirable appearance. That’s starting from nothing. Do this because in your heart you know that the “Holy Trio of Ones” is the ever-present Truth.
If you feel that you don’t know that God is the only Evidence, daily contemplate the “Holy Trio of Ones,” and you will know it with an unwavering certainty.
The year is closing out and December 2017 ends our fifth year of Absolutely Yours. Before we launch into the so-called new year, why not take a look at some of the great posts from previous years.
I perused the posts of the past and pulled out some buried treasures. If you are new to this site, it’s possible that you have missed some of these jewels. If you never read another post from this blog, those cited below deserve your attention.
First and foremost is the post based on an idea that boosted my career as a public speaker – the Body Month. The ideas in the post lie under a mountain of praises by people who followed the suggestions. Many readers have established a particular month of each year for their Body Month.
On the heels of the Body Month is the post on How To Pray Effectively. Most readers of this blog pray daily. Reader, don’t you agree that it’s best to know the most effective way for you to pray? And by effective, I mean the way that brings you the most satisfying results. Don’t jump to any conclusions. This is not a pray this way or die post. It’s about your way. I promise that if you follow the suggestions in this post, you’ll be thrilled with the results.
Just the other day, I learned that Amazon.com is now offering free same-day delivery for Prime members. This means less anxious waiting for new tech toys and stand mixers. Which brings me to this question – Are You Waiting For A Miracle? Have you been waiting for a long time? There’s no need for you to wait for health, happiness, love, peace or supply. This post will help put an end the waiting game.
Here are a few more questions. Do you remember a time when you were afraid? Did it seem that your mind conjured up mental movies where you nearly drowned in your troubles? Did you keep replaying those movies? Were you more afraid? I think that’s why a former pastor told his good friend “the worst neighborhood you can visit is the one in your own head. You get mugged every time.”
But is this true? Does anyone have a fearful, negative-thinking mind? No! That’s why this post Mind – Impersonal and Universal should be read and frequently contemplated. While I’m on the subject of contemplation, doesn’t it lift your heart to a wonderful place when you contemplate God’s Allness?
Many people have asked, “Does contemplation really help matters?” Yes it does. Contemplation helps because, when done right, it reveals there is no matter (or situation governed by material laws). The post Contemplation Matters For These Reasons will inspire you and answer your questions about contemplation. In that post, there is a section about seeing things as they are. This begs the question, What Are You Saying that You Are Seeing?
Reader, enjoy your reading and enjoy your holiday season. Most of all, enjoy the wonderful Life that is living as You.