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This Is Better Than A New Years Resolution

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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.

You Are Never Separated From The Evidence

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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.

  • Om = all
  • Ni = no (or nothing)
  • Evidence

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.”

One More One — Don’t Forget This One

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The Holy Trio Of Ones

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?

Never Discredit What You Know

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.

Every Open Eye Is Not A Seeing Eye

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.

What Am I Seeing When I Seem To See Imperfection?

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’s A Good Idea To Contemplate

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.

Reflections — Did You Miss These Posts?

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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.

Repetition or Revelation?

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Allen, what state of mind do you keep moment by moment? In other words, do you constantly repeat God is All? I don’t know if you need to do something to keep your awareness of your real identity, or not.

This is an excerpt from a question asked by one of our readers. There are many subjects that require repetition in order to learn them. Foreign languages and multiplication tables immediately come to mind. In order to say “I love playing football” fluently in Mandarin, you probably have to repeat the sentence slowly many times before you can speak it confidently. But, once you know it, you don’t have to repeat it.

Once it is revealed in Consciousness that God is All, you know it. There’s no more doubt or uncertainty. You know God is All, and that’s that. There’s no need for you to make a conscious effort to repeat Truth just to “stay on top of things.” You know it.

Although you don’t have to make a conscious effort to remind yourself that God is All, a wonderful thing happens. Without thinking about it, “your” Consciousness soars and surges with the awareness of this Truth. This happens throughout the entire day.

Consciousness is a one trick pony. All it can do is Know (and Be) the Allness of God. And this is what happens once God’s Allness is revealed. It’s a thrilling and transcendent experience.

All Hands On Deck — Hurricane Alert

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an “All Hands On Deck” post.  After reading the news of the expected devastation due to the hurricane in Texas, I am asking that you join with me knowing that:

  • All activity is Love (God) being active.
  • So-called weather signifies Love’s Presence, Activity and Substance.
  • All activity is the One Infinite, Indivisible Presence in action. By Activity’s indivisible nature, there is no such thing as havoc and destruction.
  • Truth’s Allness precludes any other presence and power

Thank you.

Who Will Win The 2017 Abby Award?

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The Creation Of The Abby Award

The Master of Ceremonies opens the envelope and announces “And the ‘Abby’ goes to ….”

Let’s back up to the beginning. In my mind I picture a new awards show. In America you have the Oscar, Grammy and Emmy awards. In France, you have the Prix Goncourt. In the United Kingdom there is the BAFTA awards. All of these represent excellence in a certain field. But what about the field of Absolute writers and publishers. Deserving folk in this genre should be recognized too. So, I’ve created (in my wildest imagination) the Abby Award for writers and publishers of the Absolute.

[Back to the show]

As I write, the judges are tallying up the votes. I’m on edge waiting for the unknown man in the tuxedo to hand the envelope to the Master of Ceremonies. He walks onto the stage and hands the envelope to the elegantly gowned MC. After opening the envelope, she pauses and then announces, “And the Abby Award goes to Mystics of the World (M.O.W.).” Smiles light up the room.

Mystics Of The World Is Our Fairy Godmother

For over a decade, Mystics of the World has been the fairy godmother for authors of the Absolute. Authors like Jane Woodward found a publishing angel in Mystics of the World (Denice Jutras). Her books are excellent but too small to be considered by traditional publishers.

My story is simple. God Is All enjoyed excellent distribution by DeVorss and sold very well in the United States and Canada. Once Mystics of the World put the book in their catalog, God Is All started circulating in India, New Zealand, Africa, United Kingdom and Brazil.

If you want a book by Lillian DeWaters, Vivian May Williams, Marie Watts, or Paul Gorman, where do you turn? Mystics of the World.

The Marie Watts Project

Recently M.O.W. embarked on an ambitious project to reprint all of the books of Marie Watts so that they are all traditionally sized and bound. That project is almost complete, and many of Watts’ books are now available through Mystics of the World and Amazon.com. Visit their site to see what winks at you. Here are my recommendations of Marie Watts’ books:

  • Three Essential Steps
  • Your Eternal Identity
  • Questions And Answers From The Word
  • Success Is Normal

Congratulations Mystics of the World on your Abby award.

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You Are The Missing Piece

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I Couldn’t Figure It Out Until I Thought About You

After publishing the last post, “All You Need To Know About Your World,” I felt unsettled. I read the post over and over, and after each reading I felt like something important was missing. But what?

Later that night, I discovered the missing piece. That post didn’t fully reveal the glory of your Being. Yes, because God Is All, that post celebrated the beauty, wonder, and perfection of this “world,” but this last piece was missing.

You, reader, are the missing piece. The following sentences that you are about to read are not about the human sense of You. These posts are too short to dabble in nonsense. What follows is about the real and only You.

You Are Not Confined

You are Infinity Itself. Reader, you are not confined to your Body form. You’re not confined to the room or building you are reading this post in. Perhaps you are outside reading this post. It doesn’t matter. You are not even confined to this Earth planet. You, Infinite One, include your Body form, the room, and the earth planet within your Infinite Being.

Take a moment to bask in this magnificent Truth. You should be thrilled beyond reason.

You Are The Light Of The World

Don’t go down a dark road of doubt. Remember, You and God IS one, and not two. As this Oneness, You (God, not the human nonsense) are Infinity Itself.

Reader, if you read the last post, did you agree that this is indeed a wonderful world? Here is the rest of the missing piece: YOU ARE ALL THERE IS OF THIS WONDERFUL WORLD. YOU ARE THE SUBSTANCE, ESSENCE, BEAUTY, AND LIGHT OF THIS WONDERFUL WORLD. That’s why Christ Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.”

The Thirty-Day Reboot

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Somebody Lied – Truth Will Not Heal You

Do you feel that Truth is not working for you? Are you ready to give up? Reader, before you throw in the towel, please read this post all the way to the last period.

I have a confession: TRUTH DOES NOT WORK. Anyone who tries to use Truth to heal a sick body, fill an empty wallet, mend a broken relationship, or land that perfect job will be disappointed. TRUTH DOES NOT WORK.

Many people with whom I’ve spoken admit that their spiritual life has largely consisted of trying to use Truth to get something, or get rid of something. The “thing,” they admit, is and has always been the focus of their spiritual activity. They don’t come right out and say it, but their personal anthem is “Give me the thing. By any means necessary, give me the thing. I’ll try Truth, if Truth will give me the thing, but give me the thing.” If there was another way to get the thing, the users of Truth would drop Truth as quick as the dog drops his chew toy to snatch the steak.

This Is Why God Can’t Fix It

Let’s get back to God. God is All. What God is, is all that is. This is the Fact of Life. Besides God, there is nothing – no thing. Besides God there is no thing to get and no thing to get rid of. God is All.

God does not meander in the dark corridors of nothingness (sickness, lack, limitation, dumbness, sadness, etc.). God (Truth) knows nothing about them. Having no existence, they are the great unknowables. Knowing nothing about them, God cannot fix them. God cannot heal them. You cannot use the somethingness of God’s Allness to fix the nothingness of trials and troubles.

The 30-Day Prayer Reboot

Reader, if you are feeling that you are ready to give up on Truth, STOP!

For thirty (30) days, try this. Junk the notion of God fixing your life. (Do you see the inherent dualism of that idea?) Junk the notion of God healing your body, filling your wallet, or making any other use of Truth. Forget about all the gifts you want Truth to put under your tree. Forget about all of the so-called benefits from your spiritual practice.

Next, focus your prayerful attention on God’s Allness. Contemplate God’s Allness just for the thrill of it. Seek (within Consciousness) a greater understanding of God’s Allness – just for the joy of it. In all of your ways, acknowledge God’s Allness – just for the delight of it.

Reader, do this for thirty days and you will realize God’s Allness in ways never experienced before. And, you will know that no thrill compares to the thrill of God realization. Furthermore, you will see that Truth does not work, but rather, Truth is ALL, and ALL THAT YOU ARE.

Did You Ever Ask This Question?

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Are You Asking The Wrong Questions

Lydia gazed out of her bedroom window at the gazebo in the rose garden. She wasn’t really looking at it, for her mind nibbled away at one question: How could this happen to me?

Lydia thought to herself, “I’ve dedicated my life to this Truth. Every day, for years, I’ve contemplated God’s Allness. I’ve sat in silences listening and hearing that still small voice. No one can question my devotion to Truth, and yet this thing has happened to me. Why? How?”

When a problem seems to come out of nowhere and knocks a so-called Truth student off his feet, the first thought usually is, “How could this happen to me?” Right on its tail is “With all that I know, why did this happen to me?”

The Right Question

You’ve heard the term “barking up the wrong tree,” haven’t you? It’s a hunting term used to describe the cunning skill of the prey. The wily raccoon tricks the hunting dogs into believing he scurried up the tree. While the dogs scramble and bark at the base of the tree, the raccoon slips away. If only the dogs knew better, they would do better. When you ask the question: why is this happening to me, you are barking up the wrong tree.

God is All, and All is God. This is the fundamental fact of Life, and you could state it in many ways. You, reader, could say Love is All, Perfection is All, Light is All, or Wealth is All. The words (as long as they are consistent with the nature of God) don’t matter. It all boils down to the one fundamental fact of Life: God is All.

Questions like: “Why did this happen to me?” and “How could this happen to me?” admit that the trouble is a real presence and power. But, this can’t be. God is the only Presence and Power. Again, asking why and how questions like these is barking up the wrong tree. Nothing good can come from it.

One time, after I barked myself silly, I asked myself, “Allen, how can you say that God is All and believe that any trouble is real?” Reader, it can’t be done. The Allness of God precludes the possibility of any type of trouble.

Rather than asking why this is happening to me, it is better and more enlightening to ask IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?

Be Still And Listen

Once you ask such a question of God Consciousness (your Only Consciousness), be still and listen for the answer. If it doesn’t come right away, ask and listen again. Consciousness will answer, and the answer will amaze you. The answer will reveal the only Evidence – God.