“You are greater than the conditions which surround you”
This month I refer to the book by Emma Curtis Hopkins, “High Mysticism,” where the following is stated:
“The rise of boldness, authority, is the rise of inborn superiority to surrounding conditions. It is wresting the tongue from outward descriptions to conform to heavenly fact. Authoritative speech brushes aside the cobwebs of outward appearance. It is backed by the mystery of the conquering kingdom of the Inmost Actual.”
Every day, each of us is to a larger or lesser degree ‘affected’ by conditions. It might be the weather, it might be a conversation, or relationship fall-out, or the economy and there are many more examples.
Do we succumb to these conditions? Perhaps even have the feeling that we are drowning in the circumstances facing us? Or do we remember who we are in truth? And this is where awareness comes in. When we are aware that we are falling prey to conditions surrounding us, then we can do something about it. We can choose to remember the Presence that is with us always – the I am, that I am, of each one.
Malinda Cramer, one of the founders of Divine Science, states in her book,
Divine Science and Healing:
“The truth that I have taught and published has been derived from no book, but from the Omnipresent Source of all Truth, which is an open book and accessible to all who choose to read it.” And this I believe is….
The rise of boldness, authority, is the rise of inborn superiority to surrounding conditions, referred to by Emma Curtis Hopkins.
The next sentence in the paragraph: It is wresting the tongue from outward descriptions to conform to heavenly fact.
The message here, as I understand it, is that we hold our tongue back (wresting – pulling away, grabbing) from the outward descriptions of the world.
How many times do we say: “oh shame!” or “you poor thing” or “be careful you don’t get ‘flu” and so on? These outward descriptions of the world are just that; they have absolutely nothing to do with Truth at all!
In the words of Malinda Cramer: “To believe in the conditions of so-called sickness and inharmonious environments that we wish to be free from is to believe in what is called temporal and corruptible; the only reaping therefrom is disappointment.”
And then she makes a profound statement: “Whatever it is desirable to be free from, we should cease to believe in.”
Authoritative speech brushes aside the cobwebs of outer appearance.
So much energy is expended on appearance, that it can cling to us as if we are walking a path through cobwebs. Much of the outer focus today is on need – our minds, or consciousness, filled with all that seems to be needed.
When we fill our minds with God, the cobwebs cease to be and we speak then, knowing only one Power and Presence in Life – God.
It is backed by the mystery of the conquering kingdom of the Inmost Actual.
As we lift our consciousness to realize the Allness of God with Its Infinite Love, Life, Wisdom, and Power residing within us, our dependency on the world and individuals and situations lessens. In complete faith and confidence we give over to Spirit.
The quickening activity of Divine Mind is the vital essence within man. To understand this, to hold to this Truth, to remind one’s self of it in moments of doubt, is to be consciously established in oneness with God.
The Creator is ever active; the creation exists always; but our knowledge that it is here, within us and all around us, and our acceptance of this Truth makes all the difference to us as individuals. We can have assurance that through the connecting spark of the divine Spirit, we are never alone, never lacking the mighty protecting power, never left to fail.
The decision rests with us whether to accept Truth as real, or whether to accept outer appearances as real, as did primitive man in the dim dark ages of man’s unfolding in a visible world.
Helen Zagat—Faith and Works