WHAT SEEK YE?
The Master Jesus said:
"Let him who seeks, not cease seeking until he finds, and when he finds, he will be troubled, and when he has been troubled, he will marvel, and he will reign over all."
This is the statement on my curriculum, it is from the Gospel According to Thomas. Matthew and Luke give a slightly different version that really does not have the same impact.
"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you Luke 1:9
"Ask and shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you; For every one that asketh recieveth, and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." Matt 7:6-7
Look at the Thomas version again - isn't this closer to your experience - when you set out on this path to find the Truth didn't you become troubled at what you found you were asked to do?. Accept responsibility!
Were you really looking for the Truth, or some System of Truth invented in the 19th Century? Do you want the Truth for the Love of the Truth, or do you want it for what you can get out of it? Be really honest.
What were you after - 'things' - demonstrations, or were you after the Revelation of Life, which includes all things - even the new suit or the luxury car? 'For all things are added unto.' I was in a waiting room and the magazines available were ALL just full if THINGS - jewelry, cars, boats, millions of dollars homes - things that are more and more today becoming un-important.
Life, and had a burning desire to share it with the world. BUT 'ye would not' you had to get your little human intelligence in the way, and see whether it was going to recognize YOU as somebody - getting somewhere!
We profess to believe in God to follow the Way-shower, - or do we? - Do we want the 'loaves and the fishes' or the Substance out of which they came? (check out where Jesus got annoyed with the people in John 6:26)
What do you seek, what are you after? Do you want Truth and Life, or a new hat or car? How do you feel in a group of people, maybe in a Temple of God, treating for a new car?
God supplies your every need, but as a natural sequence of events, not as a particular demonstration. That 'things' are merely the solidification of the 'substance of things hoped for' which is all about you. Take ice melting into water, heated into steam, and put under such heat that it becomes invisible. Reverse the process and you have something solid out of apparently nothing.
As you see that 'things' are but shadows cast from the matrix of consciousness, then you will see that they are as nothing until you manifest them through GOD CONSCIOUSNESS.
Visualization will get you nowhere, but into a bog of human thought, for visualization is merely the hypnosis of human thought. A person visualizing himself handling thousands of dollars might find himself a bank clerk at a hundred dollars a week - handling millions of dollars, none of which would be his. Consciousness is an entirely different thing - it is back of all manifestation and it comes most easily through the awareness and acceptance of your true God-heritage.
Consciousness has such broad implications - just take a look in the Revealing Word of Charles Fillmore. He has almost two pages of the different levels of consciousness. But basically it is a sense of awareness - oh dear we are back to metanoia again, which means not repent as usually translated but a change of ones knowing or a transformation of one's awareness.
Fillmore - in the Revealing Word - gives inner, material, negative, positive, sense, body etc.
But what concerns us at the moment is the transformation that comes when a person arrives at a certain exalted consciousness through the exercise of his mind in thinking about God and his laws, he is lifted above thoughts of the world into a heavenly realm. An illumined consciousness - a mind purified by the light of Truth.
The moment you align yourself with ANY state of consciousness, you manifest easily and naturally all that that consciousness has to give forth; instead of having to 'make a demonstration' of a 20th century idea of God.
Remember the difference between demonstration and manifestation. Demonstration is your will in action, manifestation is God's will in action.
God existed in all His fullness before any of the present day organizations, advertised as having discovered God, were ever conceived. God has always been here, and always will be here regardless of organization, book, teacher, preacher, or guru. He is unchangeable quite regardless of politics and customs.
It must be natural, normal, and easy to get into this 'Kingdom of Heaven', 5th Dimension, the Father within, whatever! No amount of intellectual reasoning, or work will bring it to pass, for we are after the WISDOM of God not the intelligence of the third dimensional mind. For when you SEEK the Kingdom of heaven you are entering into the ONENESS, and the things necessary will be added.
Walter Lanyon made a prediction back in 1943, " . . . that there is little or no truth where crowds gather for so many are looking for 'bread and fishes' that they blur the true revelation that Jesus was trying to give. (John 6:26) Sooner or later all the organizations that are in the business of 'selling God', no matter however holy they may appear, will be found to have clay feet and will go into the dust."
Inspiration is destroyed when Truth becomes a habit. Even the habit of 'praying' at set times, and going over a set of rules, eventually turns to dust. Going to the same place day after day, and listening to the words of an 'inspired' speaker eventually goes stale. Inspiration, or the word of God whispering in YOUR ear, can come anytime and anywhere, the moment you recognize the Presence, even in hell. It is not necessarily found in a so-called 'holy' place. Moses was told to take off his shoes because where he stood was holy ground. Right where you stand - now - is holy ground because God is omnipresent.
When the HUMAN mind assumes anything, it is merely bluffing trying to make something happen, or trying to make someone believe he is something that he is not. Do you really HEAR or do you merely listen and hear nothing? For when you really hear you find yourself able to do, or to have, or to go, 'whatever', 'wherever'.
This is moving into a God Consciousness as Jesus did. But, the moment we assume we are co-creators in something that has already been completely created - all we are doing is putting limitations on the creations of God.
Putting ourselves in alignment with God moves us out of the limitations of the 3rd Dimension, and into the 4th and 5th. Living in God Consciousness allows all that God has prepared for us to manifest. Did you realize that there is no desire of the heart unless it is already prepared for us? We cannot make it happen, we have to let God through, THEN it will manifest.
|Christian Larson's booklet "Leave it to God"
It is such thought about God - and the greatest and most inspiring thought about the Supreme that we can possible vision and create - then we should entertain when we make this statement; when we say we will leave it to God. For the truth is, that the greater our thought of God at such a time, the more faith we will have; the higher our consciousness will rise, and the nearer we will draw toward the one Source. Our thoughts, therefore should take wing at such a time, so that we might see vastly more of Surpreme Goodness and Love; so that we might look further into the soul of Infinity, and magnify the Lord more and more - even to the utmost. And so, we shall prove that there is no limit to what may be done - and what we may receive, attain, discern, and understand - when we leave it to God.
Emma puts it in a similar way in her 'Twelve Gates' "By continually keeping His name you have everlasting rest in delightful companionship, unbroken family life, abundant blessings greater than you can ask or even think."
I will just give you the first three of the Twelve Gates:-
|1. There is good for me. My good is my God, my life, my truth, my love, my substance, my intelligence, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient.|
How did that ever get transposed into 'There is good for me and I ought to have it.' As I have heard it touted. It does not mean that your good is your God but that your good is your, God, life, truth etc. See what happens when you take Emma out of context.
|2. There is no mixture of evil in my good. There are no oppositions to my God as material conditions of any kind. There is no absence of life, substance, and intelligence. There is nothing to hate. There is no presence of sin, sickness, or death in my world, where God is the only presence and power and wisdom.|
Material life and spiritual life to her are complementary. Not one any greater than the other as illustrated by the magazine I quoted - that is the material consciousness of Fillmore. And there is only eternal life.
|3. God is all. God is the omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient good, as life, truth, love substance, intelligence. I am my own idea of God, and I live and move and have my being according to my idea of God. I am spirit, mind, like my God, and shed abroad wisdom strength, holiness. My God works through me to will and to do that which ought to be done by me. I am governed by the true God and am kept from sin, from suffering for sin, and I cannot fear sin, sickness or death.|
There is only eternal life.
What will you do now? What will you seek now? There is a new chance for mankind to move away from the show, to listen within for ourselves, to recognize the Presence and accept and align ourselves with the God Consciousness, and thus to fulfill our life purpose.
BLESS YOU AS YOU DO IT.