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Planning For Life

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In the previous post (Throw Yourself A Life Party), I mentioned a must-read book Immortality Brought To Light by Dorothy Rieke. Below is an excerpt.

What’s Your View Of Death

Have you been regarding death as a friend, as an enemy, or as absolute nothingness? There appeared in the Reader’s Digest of February, 1952, a condensation of the book The Will to Live by Dr. Arnold A Hutschnecker. I was greatly impressed that everything this enlightened physician had to say pointed to the fact that no one ever passes on unless he has planned it. What are you planning? Are you planning on living, or planning on dying? Be careful. Sometimes the planning can be very subtle. You stoutly declare, “I shall never die!” but have you bought your cemetery lot? Have you made a will? Do you carry life insurance? Do you have your house in order so that if you pass on you won’t be embarrassed with the condition in which others will find it?

A Case of Careless Planning

I know of a case where, in spite of the help given by a devoted, sincere, consecrated practitioner, the individual passed on. When friends called at the mortuary, the family proudly displayed a letter that the patient had written several months before passing on. It is true the latter was beautifully written, and some sweet sentiments were expressed. But this patient planned so surely on death that she had written a letter to that effect. Everyone else though it was a wonderful letter. I didn’t. I felt the patient could have made far better use of her time cooperating with the practitioner, and planning on living, rather than dying.

Plan To Live and Live Abundantly

Sometimes you hear the statement, “What’s the matter with practitioners? Why are so many metaphysicians passing on?” Here is the one answer. Too many are planning on dying. Let all of us right here and now start planning to live and live abundantly. Quit saving your money so you can leave it to your children. Isn’t that another subtle bit of planning? Live now. Use your resources now, and know that God will continue to provide for you abundantly and boundlessly and for all your children….

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Throw Yourself A Life Party

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Don’t Think About Your Mortality — There’s No Truth To It

Immediately following the funeral of a loved one – even during the funeral – most people start thinking about their own mortality. Has that happened to you? Did the service trigger thoughts like “One day that’ll be my body in a coffin? After all, everybody’s got to die someday.” Maybe you didn’t think you would live forever, but right after a funeral you can see “the end” like you’re looking at it through a telescope. It seems so close.

Have you noticed at funerals – usually during the repast, people make promises to spend more time with family, do the things they’ve always wanted to do, and take a deeper plunge into life? Sometimes these death-driven promises are kept. Most times they merely serve to cushion a hard and rocky moment.

What Are You Going To Do After The Funeral?

Has a loved one died? What are you going to do? If you start thinking about your own mortality, you’ll drag yourself into a casket before your heart stops beating. Don’t do it!

Reader, is it clear to you that GOD IS LIFE? Is it clear to you this GOD LIFE is YOUR LIFE – now? That this Life is birthless, deathless, ageless and timeless? If so, don’t go anywhere near the mortality model of life (the one that starts with birth and ends with death). It’s a false concept about your Immortal Life. I’m taking the liberty right now to offer you a joy and power-filled way to respond to funerals and memorial services, and it all boils down to one thing – a celebration of your Eternal, Immortal Life.

The Party Of Your Life And How To Have It

When you believed in birth (the mortal model of Life), you celebrated with birthdays. Now that you’ve matured in your understanding of Life, why not celebrate with an occasional Eternal Life Party. What I mean here is to make an occasion out of the seeming death of a loved one, or the surprising death of an acquaintance. Here’s how:

  • The only “friends” that will attend your Eternal Life Party are your favorite Absolute or spiritual authors such as Marie Watts, Lillian DeWaters, Joel Goldsmith, Mary Baker Eddy, Vivian May Williams, Alfred Aiken, Paul Gorman, Doris Henty and Dorothy Rieke*.
  • All parties require a little planning and your Eternal Life Party is no exception. Look through your books for all the chapters and/or citations on Eternal Life. Earmark them for easy reference.
  • Before I go on, your Eternal Life Party can be anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour. There’s no need to overdo it.
  • Start your “Party” by picking up one of your books and start reading the earmarked sections. Read until you come upon a phrase, sentence or paragraph that grabs your soul. Stop there!
  • These are the words you will take into the silence. You may want to read them a few times. In your silent prayer ask Consciousness to fully reveal the meaning of these words.
  • Listen! (for a minute or what is comfortable for you).

Once you are done listening, the party is over. Reader, this is a suggested way to respond to seeming death. It will get you out of the rut of mortality thinking and reward you with the true knowledge and joy of Eternal Life.

* One of the best books for an Eternal Life Party is Immortality Brought to Light by Dorothy Rieke.

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Escaping The Dream of Human Existence


Margaret said, “I know that God is all – the only presence and the only power. But how do we get out of the dream of this trouble-filled human existence?”

With just a tinge of arrogance, Truth students who think they have “arrived” say that the human experience is “nothing but a dream.” They spit the words out like chewing gum that’s lost its flavor. The trials, troubles and even the ecstasies are, to them, nothing but a bad dream…so they say. Ask these students questions, and let them keep talking. Soon, it is obvious. These well-intentioned Truth students cannot find an escape hatch to get out of this dream. Anyone in a burning building can scream, “The building is on fire,” but what is needed is a way out.

There Is Only God

Margaret said she knows that God is all. That knowing should be her escape hatch and the answer to her question. When you know the nature of God, and you know that God is all there is, you know that there is no dream to enter, and no dream to escape.

Reader, I know that daily life often seems like a hellish maze. I know the body seems fleshy and cumbersome. I know that situations often seem cruel and crushing. However, you (yes YOU) do reach a point where you can look at all of this and know that only God, and what God is, is here.

Revelation Is The Way

You will not reach this point by strenuous mental effort. You cannot reach it by shooting rounds of affirmations and denials at human troubles in a material world. No, it must be the way of Revelation.

The Questions

In most articles I write, I always direct you to the temple of God Consciousness – your only Consciousness. Go there and ask your Self questions such as these:

• Is this material world that I seem to be living in real, or not?
• In my daily living, what is the evidence that God is All?
• Do I have a mind that is aware of a material or human existence?

Listen for the answers. Expect to “hear” the answers. No matter how long it seems to take, wait for the answer. It is well worth your investment.

A woman asked me, “Allen, how do I know if I have really experienced Revelation?” I told her about my “Revelation litmus test.” Here it is: If you are wondering whether or not it was Revelation, it wasn’t. The experience of Revelation leaves no doubt, or uncertainty.

A Life Better Than You Could Ever Imagine

Reader, I want you to take a few minutes to imagine yourself living a life where only perfection is experienced. Imagine yourself with a body that is perfect in every way. See yourself perfectly, constantly, and abundantly supplied with every good thing. See all of your affairs perfectly adjusted to the good of all concerned. Let your imagination soar.

Whatever your vision looks like, it pales in comparison to reality – your reality. Whether gradually by degrees, or in the blink of an eye, get about the business of discerning that God, and what God is, is your right here, right now experience.

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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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Our Readers Write

Last week Pam sent me an email telling me how much she enjoyed the post, “I Hurt So Bad I Can’t Get Still”. I asked her if there was any subject she would like me to blog about, and she responded. I enjoyed her response so much that I am sharing it with you.

Hi Allen,

I was thinking of things that might be worth writing about for your blog. You asked me if I had anything I might like be interested in reading about.

I was thinking that the kindest thing we can ever ‘do’ for someone else is to know Who They Are. Of course, this amounts to the kindest thing we can ever do for ourselves! Because of course, that’s the way Love works! We’re Them, Loving Ourselves!

I recently found a letter my Grandmother had written to me when I was a little child. I never knew her – she lived in England. We never even met. I didn’t remember ever having written to her as a child or receiving any letters from her. And yet here was this letter. She has long since died. I read the letter and felt a little tinge of sadness. Then I remembered Who She Is! And knowing That, Her Being Completely Complete, I knew too, that there can never be anything missing, from her, from me, from our relationship. It mattered not, that we had never met and hardly knew each other! My Grandmother Is It! We’re All It.

It occurs to me that That is All I ever need know. The world Is It. Already! Nothing to ‘fix’, nothing to ‘do’! And knowing That, I’m Free. Free to do whatever I choose to do. And in my Perfect Freedom, all I would choose to do is keep knowing Who I Am, Who All Are. And I’ll keep doing that as I go about my day, making my day a Perfect day!

Wow. It’s Amazing.

Sending Love!!!
Pam

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