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The good that I do to you has a way of returning to me; the evil that I do to you also has a way of returning to me because there is but one Self. What does it look like open, and what does it look like closed? If we are willfully disobedient to the laws of God, let us correct ourselves and bring ourselves into attunement and align- ment with His laws that the finger of God may touch us to His will and His grace.
The man of earth living in his shell of ignorance, could have responded only with “How can I ear n a living without nets to catch fish, or without a farm to till? If we can accept the Christ, if we can open ourselves to receive and rest in It, It will function in and through us. What Is The Infinite Way? When, in this nothingness of the individual, the Father speaks-takes over, heals, redeems, and instructs— then the Father lives that life.
Nobody will be able to take credit for it. Just as truth came through a humble shoemaker like Jacob Boehme, so can world-shattering truth come through you or me, and if it does not, it may be because we did not want it as desperately as have the great mystics of the world, or because our in- terest has been more on the surface of life than in its depths.
Address the World Silently with Peace Each grain of truth should be used as a steppingstone or bridge to lead to a deeper awareness, letting more and more truth come to the fore as we travel further and higher. I will reward you. That power is not in heaven, and it is not on earth; it is not to be found in a book, in a building, or in great teachers.
It is a world of people and a world of things formed of the illumined or enlightened consciousness. In any given moment we can begin to prove this if we set aside a daily period in which to realize that God is our Self, that Spirit is the life and essence of our being, and that no evil can come nigh our dwelling place because God is our dwelling place.
No one can be prepared to receive this knowledge in one lifetime, nor is anyone capable of assimilating this wisdom in one lifetime. When we are filled with the Spirit, then everyone who is attuned receives that Grace, each in accord with his need at that moment. Is it up high somewhere? All spiritual seekers will find A Parenthesis in Eternity to be an engaging, enlightening gift from one of the leading spiritual teachers of the 20th century.
Maggie Erickson rated it it was amazing Dec 14, This does not mean that there will never be a momentary normal reaction to certain evil conditions, or a natural rejoicing over good human conditions, but it means not taking either one too seriously, not letting it eat into us, but remem- bering: Paperback1st editionpages.
A Parenthesis in Eternity
The Meaning of Initiation It requires boldness and daring to release God, to acknowledge that we do not know God and that we do not know how to pray. The lessons that we learn in the interior world become the basis of our conduct in the outer world.
It has nothing to do with Ni it has to do with us; it has to do with our knowing the truth. It must have been in moments like this that the Master spoke from the standpoint of the word I 1: Essentially this is true. With each day there should always be an inner longing, not to recall or remember something etegnity was revealed the kn before, but an acknowledgment of our emptiness and a reaching out: The mind is the instrument through which we can become aware of the spiritual wisdom of the ages— Scripture and spiritual literature and teachings.
A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life
There must have been times in the experience of the men who sought to penetrate the mystery of life when they envisioned the possibility of being the masters rather than the victims, when they really believed that this world had been given to eternigy, and that it was theirs.
We need not hear an audible voice — we may, but it is not neces- sary. Knowing this marks the beginning of our spiritual journey, the ultimate end and purpose of which is illumination.
Goldsnith begins to set us free from any capacity to do evil, even though for awhile it is not easy to become completely free of this temptation. The fetters that bind us are in the mind.
Living the Mystical Life by Joel S. To live as the son of God and not as a human being means to dwell consciously in the realization of an invisible Presence; it means to live consciously in the eternty that God is the guiding and sustaining principle of our life.
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We are instructed to open our consciousness. If only it were that easy! Often people in the last stages of illness who may not be religious or may not even have thought of themselves in spiritual terms reach out to God in their extremity and receive healing.
No one who believes he is man or woman pparenthesis even begun to sus- pect spiritual truth.
Freedom will not limit itself to a word. Acknowledg- ing, then, that God is the creator of this universe, the maintainer and sustainer of it, and that God governs this universe perfectly, without any help, advice, or urging from man, we stop holding God responsible for our ills and turn within and ask ourselves, “What about error?
With that inner conviction, step after step will unfold, until eventually they find themselves home in God. When we do this, our very presence makes the Spirit of God felt, giving peace and comfort and uplift to others, not because we want to be a blessing to our fellow man, but merely because we have learned to be still and let God’s power and grace flow without any faelp from us, without forcing, begging, or pleading for it, and without nny thought that you and I are spiritual.
Without that drive, it cannot be attained.
There is a price: It is not God who comes to the human experience: I strongly recommend that you read this book.