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Be Inspired, But Don’t Follow

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A Game To Grow Out Of

Stevie hopped on his left foot two times, then jumped up and landed on both feet, after which, he raised his arms over his head and clapped three times. All of us followed behind him, mimicking his every move. This was years ago, and we were playing the game for children called “Follow the Leader.”

I’m all grown up now, and I’ve put such childish games behind me. But I’ve discovered that many adults are still playing “Follow the Leader.” They’ve put a new spin on it, and the more appropriate title is “Follow the Spiritual Leader.” In one way, it’s like the original game. You’re always a few paces behind the leader.

Joel Goldsmith, Alfred Aiken, and Mary Baker Eddy are just a few leaders that many adults are following. Because Marie Watts and Lillian DeWaters knew the inherent dangers of the game, they didn’t have many followers. On the other hand, many still pledge undying allegiance to Joel and Alfred.

She Screamed When I Picked Up The Phone

I’ll share a story with you. One evening I picked up the ringing phone. As soon as I did, a voice screamed through the receiver, “What are you? Are you Christian Science? Are you Infinite Way? What are you?” I answered, “Miss, I come with one message only – God is All.” She muttered something and hung up the phone.

Here’s the translation of her call: Is your message consistent with the leader I’m following? If so, I can follow you too. Before my lecture tours screeched to a halt, a woman pulled me aside in Arizona and said, “Allen, you’re really good, but you are not going to make it very far with this.” I asked, “Why not?” She said, “Allen, people are looking for someone to follow, but you keep saying you don’t want followers. They are going to go to someone who does.”

As she said this, my world seemed to darken as if a black sack were thrown over my head. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Doesn’t Infinite Way, Christian Science, Alfred Aiken, Unity and other similar teachings say that there is one infinite, indivisible presence? In this ONENESS, where can there be a leader? Where can there be a follower? I’m looking everywhere,and I can’t find either.

A Follower Is A Practitioner Of Dualism

To be a follower, or a leader, one has to first admit more than one presence. Follow the Spiritual Leader necessitates dualism.

Reader, don’t be a follower! Don’t be a leader. When you say I am a follower of ________, here’s the translation. “I believe that God is divided up into separate minds, bodies, and identities. I believe in duality. Not only do I believe there are many minds, but I believe some are more enlightened than others. I believe the mind of the one I am following is far more enlightened than mine.”

From this position followers remain followers. Leaders remain deluded. People such as Joel Goldsmith and Marie Watts never “came into their own,” until they stopped being followers of Mary Baker Eddy.

“Allen,” someone asked, “are you saying that I should not read the books of my favorite authors?” Never! You can read and not follow, can’t you? You can be inspired by “another” without following, can’t you? I know you can. You’re constituted that way.

Read The Great Works And Be Inspired

Reading spiritual works that scale the heights of God-realization is natural. Since God is all, what better books to read than those that celebrate God’s Allness. You, knowing that God is all, would more likely pick up a spiritual book than “Shades of Gray.” Given the true nature of your Being, this is no surprise.

Alfred Aiken, Marie Watts, Mary Baker Eddy, Lillian DeWaters, Vivian May Williams, etc. have all written magnificent books. Read the books. Enjoy the books. Be inspired by the books. Let them lead you to the still waters of silent prayer. But, don’t be a follower.

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Success

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This is an excerpt from Success Is Normal by Marie Watts

 

Success Is Omnipresent

Success is an omnipresent aspect of the Universe. Success is a universal Principle, equally present everywhere and eternally. This is why success must be complete. Any seeming partial success would make it appear that universal success could be absent in some instances, could fluctuate, or could come and go. This is impossible because God, the Universe, is always present and equally present. Thus, success is present in all ways. It also means that success is not interrupted by interims of failure.

Do This If It Seems You Are Not Being Successful

If it seems that you are not being successful in your business, your profession, or your employment, it is necessary to be specific in your realization that you are the universal Principle, Success, in action as your business, your profession, or your employment.

But do not attempt to block off your business or your professional success from the entirety of your successful Existence. The universal Principle is inseparable. It cannot be divided into blocks or areas of success. It simply will not be apparent completely unless you are aware that this Principle is complete, omnipresent, and equally present and active everywhere and eternally.

The Universal Principle Of Success Is Indivisible

What we are pointing up here is the fact that the indivisible nature of the Principle, Success, must be realized if you are to be conscious of being completely successful. But this does not mean that you should not be alert and recognize success to be present in any specific activity that might temporarily seem to be unsuccessful. The Infinite Principle remains the same successful activity, whether it is evident as universal activity, the activity of adding a column of figures or baking a cake.

You are not concerned with being a success. You know that you are successful because you are the very Principle called Success. Thus, you do not labor, struggle, plan or strain to accomplish being that which you already are.

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What Are These Evil Appearances?

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Appearances Of Evil Alert You To The Reality Of Perfection

Let’s now perceive how it is, and why it is, that any appearance of evil is not evil – that it really serves a good purpose. If the fulfillment of any purpose is good, the impulsion behind this purpose has to be good, and not evil. The mistake lies in our misconception of the meaning of that which we have called evil.

Just as a mistake in mathematics calls your attention to the perfect mathematical fact, so it is that any appearance of evil serves to call your attention to some specific aspect of good, or God. God is Perfection; thus Perfection is a universal as well as a specific fact. Any appearance of imperfection serves to call your attention to the perfect Principle, which is Perfection.

Evil Can Only Be Troublesome If You Think It Is Real

A mistake can seem to be troublesome, or evil, only so long as it is mistaken for a fact. One your attention is focused upon the perfect fact, the mistake is canceled. It simply vanishes.

You do not resist the mistake (evil). You do not attempt to overcome it, or to oppose it. You know it to be a mistake, and that ends it as far as you are concerned. The seeming evil served its purpose, and your attention is now focused upon the perfect Principle. You keep your attention focused upon the universal and the specific fast until the evidence of this fact is apparent.

You can never make a figure 5 become a figure 4. Neither can you make an appearance of imperfection become perfect. Your awareness of Perfection is the revelation and the evidence of that which is revealed.

You Are Always Abundantly Supplied

For example, it may appear that an appearance of lack seems to be present. This is not evil. Rather, it should be considered as merely the signal signifying the presence of infinite, omnipresent Supply, which means that you will immediately contemplate the universal fact – omnipresent Supply.

When you are constantly and consciously attentive to the perfect fact – and only this fact – the evidence of its presence is inevitable.

(Excerpt by Marie Watts from You Are The Splendor)

 

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Another I AM Contemplation

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The Power of the Presence is the I that I AM.  The Presence of the Power is the I that I AM.  I am the indivisible, indwelling, all-dwelling, omnipotent Omnipresence.  I am the Love that is inseparable Oneness.  I am the Love that is Perfection, Peace, Joy and complete Harmony.  The Love that I AM is the Light that I AM.  The Light that I AM is the Love that I AM.  Omnipresent, omnipotent, omniactive Love is the I that I AM.

I know that I am All, complete within and as my infinite Self.  Being constantly, eternally complete, I am the Supply for every seeming need.  No matter whether this Supply is evidenced as the Presence of Love, Health, Home, Money or whatever, I AM AWARE OF BEING THE EVER PRESENT SUPPLY FOR ANY SEEMING NEED.   I know what I AM.  My perception of the complete Truth that I am this moment is the manifestation I know.  I am the evidence of the Truth I know.  The Presence of the I that I AM, knowing the Truth that I AM, is the manifestation of the Mind that I AM, knowing what I AM.

Beyond creed, beyond all limitations and restriction, I AM.  Beyond human motherhood, fatherhood, all relationship, I AM.  Beyond the pangs of birth and the pains of death, I AM.  Beyond grief, trouble, change, age, or deterioration, I AM.  Beyond all pain or suffering, I AM.  Beyond all the simulated distortions of an illusory world, I AM.  Beyond the human intellect with all of its delusions, I AM.  Beyond all conditions, or qualifications, I AM.  Beyond sorrow, doubt, frustration, fear of failure, I AM. All of this I AM for I AM THAT I AM. (by Marie Watts)

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It’s What You Know – Not Who You Know

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The excerpt below is by Marie Watts from Fulfillment of Purpose. You can order her books from Mystics Of The World

How To Find A Job, Home, Companionship, Etc.

Suppose, for instance, you are unemployed. It may even seem that there is no employment in sight. Then, too, you may feel that your training and experience qualify you for a certain type or work or profession, and that you cannot function successfully in another type of activity.

Perhaps you feel that if you could just “make the right contact,” you would find employment that was suitable for you. This is a trap, beloved one, and you will not be caught in this duality, neither will you accept limitations.

There Is No Other Consciousness

You know there is no Consciousness separate and apart from the Universal, indivisible Consciousness that you are. You also know that every Identity is the very same Consciousness that you are. You know there IS NO DIVISION IN OR AS THE CONSCIOUSNESS THAT YOU ARE, AND THAT YOU CANNOT CONTACT ANY OTHER CONSCIOUSNESS FOR THERE IS NO OTHER CONSCIOUSNESS FOR YOU TO CONTACT.

There Is No Time Or Space Barrier Between

Now what has take place? You have perceived the glorious omnipotent fact that anyone and everyone necessary to your employment — your fulfillment of purpose at that moment — is already present within and as the Consciousness that you are. You have realized that there is no “time” lapse in or as your awareness of this Truth. Furthermore, there is no “time” lapse or “space” lapse that can even seem to act as a barrier between you and anyone and everyone who is necessary to your completeness.

When you have contemplated in the foregoing way, you may feel that you should make a phone call, write a letter, or take a walk in a certain area. Again, you will realize that this is your Universal — as well as your specific — Consciousness knowing what it should know this moment.

You act without thought according to this prompting or impulsion and, no doubt, you will discover why you felt impelled to make the call, write the letter, or take the walk.

Watch Your Motive!

Right here, you must be very alert. If you do any of these things hoping you will “contact” someone who will be instrumental in helping you to find employment, you may be disappointed. It just doesn’t work this way. You “take no thought.” You simply act in this way because you feel impelled to act. It is well to give no consideration to that which seems to be the problem at this point.

Wonderful Things Are Happening

Wonderful things have taken place when all concern for the solution of any seeming problem is transcended. You see, once having contemplated that which is true, you know that the Truth you have perceived is evident. Therefore, you no longer are concerned about it, or with it.

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The Immediate Supply For Your Seeming Need

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This excerpt is by Marie Watts from The Ultimate

When once the infinite Omnipresence of Wealth is revealed, there can be no lack, limitation, or poverty. It is from this awareness of what constitutes wealth that the immediate supply for any seeming need is realized.

Wealth is Consciousness YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS FORMED. It makes no difference what aspect of wealth is the necessity of the moment, whether it is for health, home, money or whatever, your Omnipresent Consciousness can, and does form Itself into that which meets the need .

You can see from this that there is no such thing as a need. How can you need anything that is forever contained within your completeness? There is no separation between the essential and the supply; and there is no separation between the essential and the manifestation of the supply formed into whatever is essential.

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This excerpt is from Marie Watts’book You Are The Splendor. The Chapter is The Perfect Answer.

It may be that an appearance of lack seems to be present. This is not evil. Rather, it should be considered as merely the signal signifying the presence of infinite, omnipresent Supply. You will not approach this aspect of existence from the standpoint of the specific. Instead, you will immediately contemplate the universal fact which is omnipresent Supply.

Actually, incompleteness, or lack, would seem to prevail in any illusion of trouble, disorder, or inharmony. It might appear as a lack of heath, a lack of strength, a lack of joy or peace, or a lack of supply in the aspect called money. In any event, realization of the presence of that which appears to be absent is necessary if you are to experience the evidence of complete supply. Thus it is apparent why the word “completeness” is of such vital importance.

Completeness is a universal fact. Thus Supply is a universal fact. It is present everywhere, and it is present eternally. There are no vacuums in this universal fact, and there is no interruption of its Presence. It is indivisible. It is that Principle which is omnipresent and inseparable from the specific Identity, which is God identified as you. It is within your Consciousness because it is constituted of your Consciousness. If you will realize that Supply—in any aspect—is as omnipresent as is Love, you will perceive the true nature of Supply. If you will “keep your mind stayed” on the presence of Supply—God—you will surely be aware of the evidence of this Presence right here and now.

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It’s Never Too Late (Healing Testimony Part 2)

Most of you have read the first healing testimony of the Womacks. It was the foundation for my sermon, There Is No Incurable Disease. This is the second part of the story that emphasizes the fact that since disease is not a presence or power, it’s never too late to know what is true.

Allen,

There is another part to the story of my wife I would like to share with you. About 15 years ago she was diagnosed with COPD/emphysema. At that time she bought into the diagnosis completely. Of course her mother had COPD and her identical twin sister had COPD. She has commented several times if she only knew then what she knows today.

She knows all the COPD medicine ads on TV and Doctors continually reminding everyone that COPD is irreversible are just opinions.After her journey with the diagnosed cancer she has commented that it is time to be free of the COPD idea.

She knows and constantly affirms her Soul, Spirit, and Body are not different elements. They are one, and that One is God. She is perfect, whole, and complete.Last week she had chest X-rays and the Doctor compared those X-Rays to the ones taken in August. The Doctor told us what he saw. “Her lungs show a marked improvement from the August X-Ray. Her comment was – “they see what she already knows”.

We have realized – No matter if it’s a perceived condition or idea you have been carrying for a long period time, or something that is sprung on you in an emergency room, knowing “God is All” and “I Am the God that is All” reveals the Truth – We are perfect, whole and complete.

Thank you again for all you do and all you have done for Tracy and me.

From Love

Stephen M. Womack

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You Are The Splendor (Top-Ten Books)

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This is the last book on our must-reads list. Marie Watts pours her heart into You Are The Splendor. Below are some excerpts:

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Just as a mistake in mathematics calls your attention to the perfect mathematical fact, so it is that any appearance of evil serves to call your attention to some specific good, or God. God is Perfection; thus Perfection is a universal as well as a specific fact. Any appearance of imperfection serves to call your attention to the perfect Principle, which is Perfection. A mistake can seem to be troublesome, or evil, only so long as it is mistaken for a fact. Once your attention is focused upon the perfect fact, the mistake is canceled. It simply vanishes.
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[ a poem]
I AM the only One, the All,
I AM the One ‘pon whom I call
when darkness doth appear,
or when I seem to fear
some presence, power, or blight
that could obscure the Light.
I AM the heaven and the earth;
I AM the Life that knows no birth,
no change, no age, no death.
I AM the One, the only MInd,
the One it seemed that I must find,
till I awoke to see
the I AM that is ME.
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To recognize that the Christ Consciousness is your Consciousness means to accept the fact that you can see as Jesus saw; you can know as he knew; you can experience as he experienced; and you can be what he was, and is.

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Three Essential Steps (Top-Ten Books)


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For a long time, I thought that Three Essential Steps by Marie Watts was the only  must-read book. Order it from Mystics Of The World and you will see why. Below are excerpts from this book.

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It isn’t enough to say that “God is the Universe,” unless you know the Nature of God, unless you know the Substance that is God, unless you know the Activity that is God–unless you know what God is, as the Substance, Form, and Activity that are all that comprise this Universe. To make these statements without really knowing their spiritual significance, is very much the same as saying, “God is All. God is my Supply, God is my Substance and my Life,” and then, “How am I going to pay the rent next month?” or “Well, I guess I’ll have to take an aspirin for this headache.” It really is pointless to make these statements of Truth, unless we go all the way and perceive the spiritual significance of the Power in the Truth we are stating.

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You are the Substance that is the Universe. You are the Mind, the Intelligence, that is intelligently functioning as the Activity of this Universe…You are going to discover that you are more than one with the Universe, the stars, the planets, the galaxies. You really ARE JUST WHAT GOD IS, AND GOD IS THE UNIVERSE.

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Indeed, there is Something right here where this matter body appears to be. But this Something is not solid, dense, heavy matter, blocked off in time and space. Right here and now, there is the Body that is entirely comprised of Life, Consciousness, Mind, Intelligence, Principle, Love, Beauty. Yes, the Body is comprised of all that God is and of nothing else.

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The Body is alive because It is Life. The Body is conscious because It is Consciousness. The Body is supremely Intelligent because It is Intelligence. The Body is perfect because It is Perfection. The Body is eternally consciously alive because It is eternal conscious Life. The Body is eternally perfect because It is eternal conscious Perfection. The activity (functions) of the Body are eternally consciously perfect because all activity is Intelligence in uninterrupted action.

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