SELF-DENUNCIATION: “The spiritual fortitude of constant refusal to accept the old ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of one’s life.”

14 Sep
ImageBEING CONSCIOUS OF YOUR CONSCIENCE:
If our choice of God is to be made with integrity, we must first have felt other attractions and chosen, painfully, not to make them our gods. Don’t wait for some miracle to be performed on you from without, lifting you above your fears and doubts and self-centeredness. You help God from within by turning in outgoing love to others, and miraculously your fears and doubts and self-centeredness will vanish. The miracle starts within, not from without.

You can do nothing to bring it about, but you can avoid creating obstacles.

Watch your mind, how it comes into being, how it operates.

As you watch your mind, you discover your self as the watcher.

When you stand motionless, only watching, you discover your self as the light behind the watcher.

The source of light is dark, unknown is the source of knowledge.

That source alone is.

Go back to that source and abide there.

It is not in the sky nor in the all-pervading ether.

God is all that is great and wonderful; I am nothing, have nothing, can do nothing.

Yet all comes out of me — the source is me; the root, the origin is me.

When reality explodes in you, you may call it experience of God.

Or, rather, it is God experiencing you.

God knows you when you know yourself.

Reality is not the result of a process; it is an explosion.

It is definitely beyond the mind, but all you can do is to know your mind well.

Not that the mind will help you, but by knowing your mind you may avoid your mind disabling you.

You have to be very alert, or else your mind will play false with you.

It is like watching a thief — not that you expect anything from a thief, but you do not want to be robbed.

In the same way you give a lot of attention to the mind without expecting anything from it.

Evil is a parasite. It has no permanent life of itself; its whole existence depends on the life it borrows from its parent, and when its connection with the parent is severed nothing remains. In Divine Mind there is no recognition of evil conditions. Such conditions have no basis of reality. They are conjurations of a false consciousness. Apparent evil is the result of ignorance, and when Truth is presented the error disappears.

There is but one presence and one power, God omnipotent. But man has the privilege and freedom of using this power as he will. When he misuses it he brings about inharmonious conditions. These are called evil. Evil appears in the world because man is not in spiritual understanding. He has not learned that all is Mind; neither has he conformed to the law of Mind, with the result that inharmony appears in his body and affairs. He can do away with evil by learning rightly to use the one Power. If there were a power of evil, it could not be change.

Evil must be overcome with good. We must dwell in the good so wholly that all the substance of our thoughts and our being is given over to the promotion of the good. This is a mental process in which all negation (evil) is denied, and creative, fearless affirmation of God’s perfect good is steadfastly adhered to.

 

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