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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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Why You Do The Things You Do (Spiritually)

Excerpt from Sounds Of The Trumpet

Reader, have every confidence that your reason for seeking Truth is because you are already Truth. Your attraction to things of the Spirit is because you are already Spirit. It is because you are already the Truth that you respond so warmly and affectionately to the Absolute. It is because you are already the Truth that you have moments of silence where you are free from even the appearance of a mythical world of evil, loss, and lack.

It is only because you are already whole that you have ever bothered to pray for a healing. It is because the kingdom has already been given you that you have ever prayed for any good thing. Cease reversing the Truth, thinking that you pray because you lack. IT IS BECAUSE GOD REALLY IS ALL, ALL CONSCIOUSNESS AND ALL MANIFESTATION, THAT GLORIOUS LIVING IS NOW INEVITABLE FOR YOU AND EVERY IDENTITY IN THIS VAST UNIVERSE.

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Stop Trying To Fix Yourself–There’s Nothing Wrong!


Stop trying to fix yourself! Just stop it! There’s nothing wrong with you. Nothing! Pull all of those self-help books off of the shelf and save them for fire-starters at your next cookout. If you are taking mental inventory trying to figure out why this awful thing is happening to you, STOP.

Reader, you do agree with me that there is nothing wrong with God? Let’s take the next step: Is there anything, or anyone other than God? No! You exist, don’t you? What is the substance of your existence? The answer is God. Therefore, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.

Prayer, meditation, contemplation, etc. are not fix-and-repair tools to reconstruct a broken life, or a broken you. No, they are activities to revel in the Glorious You, the Perfect You, the Infinite You, and the Boundless You.

Right now, take a deep breath and acknowledge that GOD IS ALL THERE IS.

  • Does not this ALLNESS include your Body?
  • Does not this ALLNESS include your Mind?
  • Does not this ALLNESS include your Life?

Isn’t everything that you call “yours” actually God being All? Then, the only conclusion you can come to is

THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.

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Pregnancy And The Real Identity

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Trying To Get Pregnant

Gina, a new member of our church family, ambled to the pulpit, grabbed the microphone and spoke in soft tones as she fought back the tears. She shared the story of her long struggle to get pregnant. Tests and treatments. More tests, and more treatments … but no baby. After coming to our church for a few weeks, Gina took to heart the teachings of our ministry and got busy with God-focused prayer.

As the microphone shook in her hands, Gina lost the battle. Tears streamed down her smiling face. Then she shared the good news: “I’m four weeks pregnant.”

Of course I was happy for Gina, but I thought to myself, “Why didn’t she tell me she was trying to get pregnant. Perhaps I could have helped.”

Will You Pray For Me?

Years ago, while working as an assistant minister of a church in Baltimore, I also worked part-time in the office of an invitro-fertilization clinic. Invitro-fertilization was often the last resort for women trying to get pregnant when fertility drugs, surgery, and artificial insemination failed. Every day women sauntered into the office with high hopes for a pregnancy miracle. Most left with dashed hopes. I knew there was a better way, but I didn’t yet know the way.

One evening, after a day of working in the “A Baby-By-Any-Means-Necessary Clinic,” I consulted with a woman in my congregation. She told me that she was trying to get pregnant, but couldn’t. Doctors said that all the test results were perfect and there was no physiological reason why she and her husband could not have a baby. Finally, she said, “Rev. Allen, will you pray for me?”

Revelations Of The True Identity

I took the prayer request seriously, and weeks later she ran up and bear-hugged me: “Allen, what did you do? I’m pregnant.”

Of course the Truth is I did nothing. However, in prayer these truths were revealed:

• The identity she was trying to conceive already existed.
• Every identity is an eternal, birthless, deathless, and timeless identity.
• Conception and pregnancy only seem to be necessary because of a belief in time.

From that point on, every time I was called by a woman who was trying to get pregnant, the prayer was always successful.

The Hoped-For Is Already Here

Reader, are you trying to conceive? Stop trying! Instead just know that the identity you desire to bring into the world is already here as an Eternal Identity. Your desire to conceive is merely the signal that the hoped-for is already here.

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Pray Effectively For Others – DeWaters (Top-Ten)

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Years ago, a woman named Laura ( a long-time “student” of Lillian DeWaters) sent me nearly a hundred personal letters from Lillian DeWaters plus a hardback book that nearly fit in the palm of my hand. The book was Who Am I? Short and sweet best describes the book. One chapter, however, stands out as an oak among orchids: There Is No Other. Below is most of that chapter.

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Who is Mary? Who is John? Who is James? Who is Martha? Verily, I Am all; all is I. Perfection is all! All is Perfection. The One Selfhood is all; all is the One Selfhood.

Is there any beside Me? Yea, I know not any. There is no other. There is none else.

Therefore, any ignorant Mary, any sick John, and sinful James, any limited Martha, is not present. Thou shalt consider none but Me. Thou shalt believe in no other. Thou shalt consider no other.

For instance, if one believes that he sees someone in ignorance, sickness, sin or limitation, who then needs the help–the “other” or oneself? Oneself. So far as anyone is concerned with a problem, he need consider only his own Consciousness.

If there is but one Selfhood, perfect and complete, let one ask himself, Who then is sick? Who then is ignorant? Who then is sinful or in limitation? And what must the answer be? No one in God’s perfect Selfhood.

How, then, shall one proceed? First–Take all attention from the form or entity named John or Mary. Next–enter into communication with your Self. Ask your-Self questions and your-Self will answer them. For instance–Just what should I be seeing? The Answer will be–Is there anything or anyone to see but the Real and the True? Then you may say, But what about John or Mary? And the Self will answer– I Am all there is of John. I Am all there is of Mary. There is none but Me.

Ever, one’s concern is only with himself–that he function solely as the One, and no other.

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Doris Henty (Top Ten Selection)

Finally, I am reposting the excerpts from the “Top Ten List.” The selection below is from “Addresses and Other Lectures by Doris Henty.

My favorite chapter from this book is, The Sum-Total of Good Is Man’s Natural State. What I like about this chapter is that it emphasizes the fact that health, joy, abundance, success, etc. are not dependent upon any material process. Below are two excerpts from this chapter.

Our fifth aspect is the processless nature of harmonious evidence. Everything that means blessedness is independent of all external conditions. Jesus proved every aspect of abundance to be already in evidence. We are all familiar with his illustration of the tribute money to pay the taxes. When a boat was needed, there it was. An upper room was furnished, all prepared for the Passover…The five thousand were fed, and there was food already cooked on the coals. All of this was evidence without process, all in practical form.

Our fourth aspect is the everpresence of divine evidence. That Jesus tolerated nothing less than the everpresence of good is illustrated by the story of the fig tree: “And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet…And in the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.” (Mark 11:13,20) The “time of figs was not yet.” This indicated the absence of good–good being present only at certain times, known as seasons. But to Jesus, good was an all-the-year-round state; so he smote the tree, thereby rebuking the belief that harmonious evidence could be intermittent. For divine fruition there is neither coming nor going. All good is omnipresent.

[Doris Henty’s book is available at http://www.mulberrypress.com ]

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How Wonderful You Are (a spontaneous contemplation)

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Early this afternoon, I sat down to contemplate. Before I fully closed my eyes, the words just came forth. Yes, I know the language sounds a bit archaic, but something seems just plain wrong about editing a Revelation. Reader the Truth below is the Truth of your Being.

I Am Wealth, and I need do nothing in order to Be the Wealth that I Am.

I Am Health, and I need do nothing in order to Be the Health that I Am.

I Am Joy, and I need do nothing in order to Be the Joy that I Am.

I Am Illumination, and I need do nothing in order to Be The Illumination that I Am.I do not have to pray in order to Be the Wealth that I Am.

I do not have to sit in the silence in order to Be what I Am.

I pray and meditate just to bask in the radiant glory that I Am.

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