New – October 2018

Striving for the Kingdom not of this World

Dear Friends

So often our biggest struggle in life is when we try to change the world; or try to bring the Kingdom not of this world to this world. And this is simply because we do not really want to let go of this world. Even with all its problems and upheavals and struggles and at times painful issues, we still hang on for dear life.

We have become so dependent on this world, that very often we don’t even realize that it is we who are denying our inheritance – our birth-right. In fact we could go as far as to say that we struggle against ourselves.

Mostly we find it difficult to believe that each is a divine child come forth from the One Creator, the One Source of all creation. It – this Source of All, cannot be perceived with the human eye; it cannot be explained in words – it is more than, and beyond, all these human definitions. And perhaps this is where our greatest difficulty lies. We are so tuned in to our five senses; are so captured or mesmerised by what we can see, taste, touch, hear or smell, that we miss out on the deeper and more meaningful aspects of life.

None of our striving can ever change who and what we are in truth. No amount of intellectual thinking or scientific experimentation can uncover truth. It is within – IT IS. Wars can be fought, prices can go up, climates can change, our bodies can age, but Truth is constant.

Each of us is on his or her, very own sacred path – it is unique. We do not have to strive to be like others, but what would help us, is if we stick to the true script along the way. And again this requires acceptance of truth. What would be the point or purpose of the incarnation of Jesus, or Buddha or any of the other way-showers or avatars, if what they taught and shared only applied to themselves, one time around?

Yet, we stray from the script, and we create so often our own interpretations of life. And these interpretations rely on non-acceptance of truth. We formulate our own scripts – our own dramas if you like – where we may cast ourselves as victims or martyrs, and life continues as a struggle. If we do this, then it also means that we do not believe in One Creative Source in the universe.

The interesting point to realize here is that in order to change the story, we need to be willing to accept the truth that is the same for all.

It is all about STRIVING for the realization of that which we already are and have. In order to change, we have to let go! And acceptance is the first part, or step in the process of letting, letting what is, BE. It is not a case of letting go once………it is a continual process.

Over and over, we may find ourselves resisting certain things in life; and we have to remind ourselves of what it is we are “struggling against” or resisting.

The idea of letting go, and going with the flow, is allowing the accepted truth to flow through us. It does the work; our work is to align with it.

The interesting aspect when considered, is that we are all “striving” for the same thing…..the return home to truth. It does not matter what your story is; it does not matter what my story is; the only story that really holds up, as it were, is the story common to all – your truth and mine are equal.

 

In closing……

The reason we struggle is that we do not accept….We do not fully accept who we are in truth; we keep trying to prove that we are good enough, clever enough, and we even try to stay young in these bodies—forgetting that our souls are eternal.

We struggle to live up to the expectations of the world.

I really resonate with the quote from the story of The Little Prince: “What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

 

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

Newsletter – September 2018

“Where, Or What, Is The Promised Land?”

Dear Friends

The greatest stories, I believe, that have been passed down through the ages; spoken and written – are how to live life to the full. They are about who we are in truth, and the abundance and joy of living when we know and understand this. All the stories in the Old and New Testaments are instructions for truly living life, moving from the love of law to the law of love.

We tell a child not to do “something” because then “something else” – (the consequence) will take place, and they go ahead and do it their way anyway. Are we not perhaps all like that at times? Maybe it is because we are in fact living/creating our own stories and experiences. Then we say to others: “I’ve been there, done that…..I know what I am talking about.” It does not mean a thing! Each soul on its own individual journey through life cannot be denied the opportunity for its own unique experience.

We are going to briefly re-visit the story of Moses leading the people out of Egypt to the Promised Land. We know the story, it happened so long ago………..so we might ask: “really, what does that have to do with me?”
I do believe that each of us is on our own particular path or ‘mission,’ if you like, to reach a so-called ‘promised land’.

What is it we are we all doing, or working towards, even seeking, perhaps? We read the story in the book of Exodus and begin at the point where Moses leads the people out of Egypt. In essence he leads them from a lower state of conscious – with Egypt representing the lower consciousness, narrow places – in which they are in bondage, ignorant and enslaved. They are ignorant of spiritual truth; in bondage to the physical sense of bodily pains and bodily pleasure with belief in the power of material forms.

Moses’ purpose is to lead them to the Promised Land: that point of awakening to spiritual truth. In the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, we read that the Israelites represent our thoughts that are always endeavouring to waken to spiritual truth. The Israelites in Egyptian slavery represent thoughts that once had the illumination of Spirit but have gone down into, and have become obscured by, matter and material conditions.

Each of us in our personal journeys to a deeper understanding, and coming out of bondage to ignorance of truth, finds a “Moses” or steward to guide us. This may be in the form of a book or a teacher. In our eagerness we do sometimes lose sight of, or give up on trusting, the process that is in a constant state of unfoldment. The book or teacher will not take us to the “promised land” – these are mere guides/stewards.

We may find as we journey from our own Egypt (narrow place of limited understanding) that we move forward and then at times find ourselves moving back into “slavery.” This is our ‘desert experience’ which may include vacillating between illness and health, joy and sadness, lack and abundance.

We align with the words of Jesus: My kingdom is not of this world, when we come into that state of spiritual awareness in consciousness where we drop faith and dependency on things in the external.

The story of Moses is a guide in life, on our respective paths—it is your story and mine too. The story never ends. “They lived happily ever after,”… is the beginning of the next chapter! I believe it is the destiny of each individual soul to travel the spiritual path. Yet the Promised Land is not a destination, but a realization and experience, moment to moment; and not any one is exempt from the journey.

The Promised Land—My Kingdom—is not of this world, and we need to stop looking for it in the world. We will find it in those moments of silent communion when we understand (no matter how briefly) that the I Am of me is God. Stop! Be Still—And Know—That I Am God.

 

In closing……

 We cannot use our human minds to define the Absolute, and when we speak of the Promised Land, we are speaking of perhaps even a momentary experience of it.

Our difficulty lies in trying to define everything at the level of humanity, when the Promised Land is the experience of God Consciousness.

It is the experience we have in a flash of realization that defies explanation. But it stays with us in consciousness

 

Bountiful blessings,

 Mallory

Newsletter – August 2018

“Do We See God in All?”

Dear Friends

Fear is perhaps the most ‘lucrative commodity’ in the world right now; but remember the words of the Master: “My kingdom is not of this world.” If we truly understand His teachings how then can we at the same time know fear, lack, or limitation? We cannot have a foot in both camps.

I refer now to Albert Einstein who stated: “We live in a world of problems which can no longer be solved by the level of thinking which created them.” Although this is a well-known quote, and we may shrug it off because we have heard it many times before; it does not mean that it does not apply to each of us, and to every situation, currently.

In our thinking (and believing) we are setting up (or making) laws for ourselves. How often are we allowing fear to become the dictator in our lives? And when we stop to consider, there is much business to be made from, and through, fear. Security in the world comes at high cost – and this can be viewed not only in money, but also at cost to our souls. We are losing perhaps, our faith; our belief, so are “giving it away” to those in the world, to ‘protect’ us.

Perhaps the biggest loss through all of this is the joy of seeing God in All. What has happened to the joy that springs spontaneously and unbidden from inside of us? Now, interestingly, this past month our meditation focus was: “The Silence” and Father Thomas Keating stated in one of his well-known quotes: “The language of God is Silence, all else is poor translation.”

It is only in the Silence (not just the absence of sound) but in that truly deep, deep, stillness where these is no intrusion from the outer, that the pure language of God is heard.   Turning inward to that still, inmost sacred space, takes no effort, yet is the most uplifting “activity” we can do for ourselves. And it becomes the easiest and simplest habit – just a few minutes, at any time during the day: Be still. It costs nothing.

In a queue at a supermarket outlet the other day, I got chatting to a young man behind me who during the conversation quoted from Zephaniah, saying: “I will change the speech of my returning people to pure speech.” He asked me if I knew of Zephaniah, and I was happy to be able to answer in the affirmative. Zephaniah was one of the prophets in Judah who warned the people about getting involved with, or being distracted by, things of the world instead of maintaining their focus on God.

The prophets throughout the Old Testament – were telling the people that they were straying away from their Truth; that all their woes were caused by the distractions as they focused on the outer, forgetting the One that is in and as, All.

Those who saw the recent full moon (followed by the eclipse) will know what I am talking about when I say how awesome it was. A huge big golden orb slowly becoming a blood moon. When we see the moon like that, a rainbow, or anything particularly in nature that grabs us, how can we not fall in love with Creation all over again. That which is expressing through all Creation, is expressing through you and me. It is God living through each one of us; through each leaf and drop of dew.

It does not matter where we turn we are always brought back to God. And again, the question arises: Are we seeing God in All? Are we seeing God in the problem, as crazy as that may seem? Each situation or challenge can be a reminder that this is an opportunity – not to be distracted by the situation or problem – but to remember who we are in truth and turn to God, in stillness.

“Jehovah thy God is in the midst of thee a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love; he will joy over thee with singing.” Zeph.3:17 A beautiful promise: God in the midst of thee……..

Are we seeing God in All?

In closing……

“The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive form—this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong in the rank of devoutly religious men. Albert Einstein

Bountiful blessings,

 Mallory

Newsletter – July 2018

“Don’t Get Into The Quicksand Of Life”

Dear Friends

When I talk about not getting into the “quicksand” of life, I am not referring to literal quicksand, but to those times when we may feel we are facing what seem to be inextricable circumstances; not knowing which way to turn; not being able to even conceive of a solution.

Have you ever been seemingly mistreated or mis-understood, and then those around you (in your so-called best interests) have egged you on to… take action – fight back, do something, don’t take whatever it is, lying down? To me, this is getting into the quick-sand.

I refer briefly now to Job, and we had a whole class devoted to Job, in our Old Testament Class last year; because there is so much we can learn from his situation. Most know the story where it seemed this upright man of the community who appeared to “have it all” was losing everything. One disaster after another befell him, even to the extent that he was beset with boils, so could hardly sit. To put it bluntly, according to world view, his life was in tatters.

His friends, with their “good advice” were getting into the “quicksand” with him. Through it all though, he held to his faith in God: and this was his neutral point. During what was going on around him, and seemingly to him, he kept his focus on truth. And as we know, through his faith and holding to truth and a new understanding, Job came through it all.

We do not help anyone at all by “getting into the quicksand with them.” We assist most when we maintain that aligned position in Truth; that position in spiritual understanding that knows that vacillating between opposites exists at the level of the world; and will always exist until consciousness is raised to perceive and understand we cannot harness or create a brand-new energy or change our respective experiences, if we continue to hold onto where we currently are now.

You see we come back so often, to that point where we trust what we perceive in the world, not realizing that even that, is limited to our human perception. Our emotions, together with our thoughts are all too often governed by what we perceive in the world, supported by mass consciousness. Are we allowing that in our lives? This is getting into the quicksand – and being stuck in it. The only thing new then is the location of the quicksand.

Don’t get involved at the level of the daily “up and down” issues; rather make time to turn within and be mindful of the sacredness of Life at Its originating point. Follow the teaching and example of the Master, understanding what he meant by the words: “I have overcome the world.”

In closing……
Contemplate these words from “The Way Out”:
“In the Impersonal all is one. When you can enter into the oneness of the Impersonal consciousness and can abide there at will, you will have entered into My Kingdom and have found God; and thereafter will be able to see and know Him in all His creations.
For the Impersonal Consciousness is My Consciousness; It is My Kingdom, the realm of My Being; and as I AM the Life of all things, once having entered this realm you become one with Me, and therefore one with all beings; and you can go in and out and find pasture.
For I will feed you with the Bread of the Spirit, and the Wine of Life will flow through you in rivers of Living Love, blessing you in all ways and likewise all whom you contact.”
(author of The Impersonal Life)
 
Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

Newsletter – June 2018

Dear Friends

“What Bread Are We Casting Upon the Water?”

We read in Ecclesiastes 11:1… “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.”

Over many years we have been programmed to believe that all we desire and need, comes to us from the outer world. In other words: someone out there can make me happy; my job can bring me wealth; wealth will bring me comfort; and what I own will determine how high I am held in esteem by others; and so on, and on.

We have more than enough instances when the “world” tells us how we should live and what we should achieve. So, let us get to the so-called nitty-gritty of the message. When it comes to casting our bread upon the waters, we can almost visualize the action of little boys rolling small pieces of bread to put on the hooks at the end of their lines, and casting into the river. Has anyone ever done that in a dam or river? In anticipation of catching something?

Well, we are doing this whether we realize it or not – each, and every waking moment of every day, we are casting ‘something’ into life. When we believe that we have a need, then that is the belief or idea that we are sending out, and we will get back more need; because what we give out in thought, word and deed, (belief) does come back to us. Without realizing it, we own these ideas and beliefs.

Let us consider for a moment the metaphysical meaning of “bread.” Metaphysically speaking, bread represents universal substance; therefore, the bread that we are being exhorted to cast upon the waters is to come from what we have and are within; what we have in truth. And we can only do this, when we realize that we are not ultimately reliant on the world for that which really counts in life.

The spider is a wonderful example. It spins its web from within – it is not reliant on an outside delivery of silk thread. And so too, does our good unfold from within, when we accept the idea in consciousness.

When we begin to realize that the kingdom of God is within us, then from a point of wisdom we also need to realize that is must flow from us. This is God expressing through Its creation.

Tying in perfectly with the message are these words from Dr Al Salazar: “Whatever it is that we dwell upon on a consistent basis, or whatever it is that we habitually think with feeling, sooner or later will mirror itself in our environment. It is our own attitudes and beliefs that have a way of projecting themselves into our world of personal experiences. We are dealing with law and not with luck, fate or chance.”

God’s law is giving; God’s law is outpouring and expressing. And money is simply one of the facets. We are to pour out forgiveness and understanding, love and compassion, without thought of any return. Again, it needs to be emphasised that it is God giving through us.

There is but one Source of supply in creation, and this Source uses us as a means through which to express Its infinite love, peace, and wisdom…and in fact all that we need, according to our consciousness.

Each one is a child of God – an expression of the Divine, and it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Yet, according to the teaching of Jesus – it is up to each one to experience this divine heritage by loving all, blessing all, doing good to all; understanding that in Spirit we are one.

It is up to each one of us. So let us cast our bread upon the waters in the most mindful way, as we live each day, aware of the Presence that is with us always.

In closing……

“What you put into this life is what you will take out. What you put into your spiritual practice is what you will take out. What you give and cast on the water of the bread of life is what is going to come back to you, pressed down and running over.”  

Joel Goldsmith

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

Newsletter – May 2018

“The Spiritual Principle of Supply”

Dear Friends

Many years ago, I remember coming in to contact with individuals, at different times and circumstances, who seemed to “have it all,” and I wanted what they had.

This had nothing to do with anything on the material level, but it seemed that from within they were living life fully, filled with an inner joy and zest for living.

We come to realize though, that we cannot get from anyone, what we already do have. This needs to be realized and accessed within ourselves, understanding that each, and everyone, has the same God-given gifts.

In Ecclesiastes we read that “nothing can be added unto you and nothing can be taken away.” This passage calls for us to begin understanding who we are in truth; identifying ourselves as spiritual beings in temporary form. We are also called then, in consciousness, to place our reliance on the Invisible Source of all Creation—God.

How many depend on a monthly salary, pension, or trust fund benefit—a limited amount? When we rely on the Infinite Source of All Supply, we are relying on Something intangible; and this Something, is the Grace of God. Are we prepared to do that?

When we glibly state: “my needs are always met,” or “thy Grace is my sufficiency,” what do we mean? What is supply?

Is money supply? – No! Is food supply? – No! Are gold bars supply? – No! These are just some of the symbols of supply. Supply is invisible and, we are told, within us.

Joel Goldsmith gives a clear example of this when he uses the example of an orange tree. He states that a crop of fruit from the tree is not supply, but that supply is operating inside of the tree and will appear each season as the fruit. The fruit being the symbol of supply of the orange tree.

How many of us have been brought up to believe that money is supply? Well it is this very belief, which continues today, and is the cause of all lack and limitation that is seen around us today.

Consciousness is supply, as is Spirit, or the Infinite Invisible Source of all creation. What belief are we sowing from because, as we sow we reap. According to Paul: “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap

According to Paul: “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Gal.6:8

Well, the consequences of sowing to the flesh is evidenced often in news headlines.

We talk about and teach that each of us is endowed with the spiritual qualities or inherencies of Love, Peace, Joy, Beauty, Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge.

We have also embodied within us the spiritual quality of Supply. All gifts to be realized in consciousness; we don’t need to pray to get, or have them, added to us. They are already ours, waiting to be realized and embraced in consciousness.

Within each individual is the innate desire to bring forth the fruits of that which we are in truth. There will always come a stirring from within, urging us to connect with the truth of our being. When we heed it, we discover for ourselves, that…. “no-thing can be added unto us, and nothing can be taken away” from that which is whole and complete—perfect at its Source.

 

In closing…..

Let us keep our thinking true to the principle of God and God in action as the basis for our thinking. God and God in action then, is the Universe. Eternal evolution is the law of Being. We have within us the power to unfold continuously in the realization of God-Consciousness. We are alive in God, the eternal Creator expressing as Creation.”

Nona L. Brooks –  Mysteries

 

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

Newsletter – April 2018

The Key to Life:  A Consciousness of God

 I begin with a quote from Jean Pierre. de Caussade: “Complete self-abandonment is as simple a thing as its effects are wonderful. It is a secret without a secret – an art without an art. This road of faith leads us to find God in every moment.”

 In our Divine Science Classes, once we have the basic understanding of the “material” – it may well be the Basic Principle Class, or Meditation, or Bible Mystery and Meaning in Old or New Testament; but once we have gone through investigating the notes, and had discussion, it is of no value to us until, and unless, we move it “up a notch” to the experience.

In our New Testament Class, we are carrying through a “thread of wisdom,” based on Jesus’ teaching using the passage from Luke 12:22-32, to tie all ten weeks together. And the passage begins: “take no thought,” and really what it means is that human thoughts are not spiritual; cannot produce spirituality. For me, this is the foundation upon which I view the lessons of the New Testament. What we already are cannot be changed by “taking thought..”

 We need to understand that we are not consciously in the spiritual realm or kingdom of God, until we rise above human thoughts and things of this world. Being aware of our thoughts, realizing that we can on the mental level change our thinking and perception of Life is a starting point – then we move beyond that to the point where we begin to understand that “taking thought,” cannot bring us closer to what we already are.

When Jesus told us: I am the Truth, the Life and the Way; what he was indicating is that the Christ Consciousness – the I Am within each, and every individual, is that. His mission was to reveal this truth for mankind. In fact, it is the destiny of all mankind to express the Christ, for this cosmic principle within each individual soul is “the way, the truth, and the life.”

The true individual life is an expression of the Infinite Life, God. According to the law of expression like produces like, thus affirming for all mankind that each soul has come forth from the One Infinite Source of all creation—each an expression, a child of God.

Christ is the divinity, or light in every soul, making each, and everyone, a son or daughter; sharing the same birth-right – in Spirit. We can be told this in classes; we can read it in books; but then, in order for it to be proved in our own lives, we need to experience this within consciousness.

We read in Philippians 2:5,6 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.” And it does not really matter whether we call it Christ Consciousness, or Buddha Consciousness, or the consciousness of other way-showers who knew and aligned with their truth. It is not about the names, it is about aligning with the Presence in the present moment.

As de Caussade says: The road of faith leads us to find God in every moment. And he lived by filling the present with the Presence.

 In Closing

Divine Science is revealing to us two things: first, that healing is not a physical process but, spiritual realization: and second, that health is not a condition of physical well-being only but the realization of a state of wholeness in the individual. Healing is the turning from the belief in disease to the realization of Gods Presence and Perfect Activity. God is health. Do I hear you asking, Since God is health and God is omnipresent, what is there to be healed? There is only one condition to be healedour misconceptions.
Nona L. Brooks –  Mysteries

Bountiful blessings,
Mallory

 

Newsletter – March 2018

“Silence: Transcending All and Uniting All, in Spirit.”

Dear Friends

Trappist monk Thomas Merton wrote, “The aim of the contemplative life is not to teach a person to say prayers, but to live in God.” That last phrase “to live in God,” is really our objective or purpose and is the very heart of our teaching here at ACT.

So let us pay attention to what silence is, and when we are told: “be still….” What it really means. Be still – not, do still. It does not require that we try or force ourselves. Our intention then, or purpose, is not to enter into the Silence for any specific reason but to experience IT. And the IT I refer to is God.

Jesus said: “Take no thought….,” in other words, take no human thought. He went into that silent inner place frequently to “listen.” In the silence we are directed when we put aside all human thought and issues; and without expectation, just BE.

It only really becomes meaningful when we partake of It; when we find It in the silence. And this silence of which we speak, is available to all at any time and any place. In mindfulness, at any time, we can find ourselves on ‘holy ground.’

In “A Course in Miracles,” we read: “Be still and listen to the truth today. For each five minutes spent in listening, a thousand minds are opened to the truth and they will hear the holy Word you hear.”

You see, whenever we become still; whenever we commune with truth in the silence, it is not for ourselves, but for all. And continuing with “A Course in Miracles,” we find the words: “Let every voice but God’s be still in me.”

In many teachings, the core is Silence. And the examples I have shared with you are to illustrate this; all coming back to the admonition of Jesus to “go into the closet and shut the door…….” Although we are in this busy world and the rapid, noisy way we live in it seems normal, more and more, there is an emerging desire for stillness, for peace, for the silence. It calls to each one of us.

And what is interesting is that we cannot bring this silence of the kingdom into the world; we connect with it, partake of it, in consciousness. The more we practise being still, even for short spells during the day, the easier it becomes. There is no effort and no expectation. Silence…. The deep, deep, inner Silence is not distracted by the noises of the world. It is far beyond that. It dissolves language barriers, and territorial boundaries, and age differences. It pays no heed to culture or human opinion. It needs never to compare or compete; in fact it is a new language.

Be still; and partake in the universal language of Silence.

In closing……..

 Within everyone is the Secret Place of the Most High. “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God?” Within everyone is that inner chamber where dwelleth the High I AM. “I said, ye are gods, and all of you sons of the Most High.” That is the way the Christ speaks, but He speaks only to the Christ in you. Christ comrades with your Christhood. Christ communes with your Christhood.

When you have let go of all desire, wish, want, and every thought that concerns yourself, when you have abandoned all temporal things and given the attention of your heart to the Eternal Spirit, you will be in the place of revelation and understanding.

 H.B Jeffery – The Spirit of Prayer

 

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

Newsletter – February 2018

In the beginning, God

Those of us, who are awake to what is happening in our world, will have noticed that the wave of new understanding is beginning to crest.

As this wave lifts us to a new (higher) perspective, we see that the old way of doing things is simply no longer working. In short, a large part of our culture and the belief system that has sustained it for so many years is changing.

Metaphorically speaking, it’s preparing to die, and a new way of being human is preparing to be born.

We are preparing for the birth of a new kind of human, a conscious humanity that will openly acknowledge and celebrate the fact that we are all one in God, while honouring our diversity and how we practice it.

When we embark on the spiritual path, most of us naturally want enlightenment for our own sake but as we develop and mature, we will find that eventually our motivation begins to shift. We realize that the desire for enlightenment is not merely a personal matter.

We are all part of a vast process, and the desire for enlightenment is nothing less than the evolutionary impulse itself within the human heart and mind.

When we begin to recognize that our own presence here in this world is part of something infinitely bigger than ourselves, we feel a sense of spiritually inspired obligation to be the very best we can be for the sake of the sacred process itself.

The process seeks to evolve through us in every moment. We make ourselves available to that all-knowing, all-powerful One through shifting our attention and our values from the security of the conditioned past to the promise of now: “In the beginning God.”

Rev. Helen Penfold
Nov. 1939—Jan. 2016
We share with you this message authored by Helen some five or six years ago, as a very fitting message for us all as we begin the process of entering into another calendar year.
 
As always, any message based on Spiritual Principle, is eternally applicable. Truth always is, and never changes. It is only our understanding that grows and then ultimately our perception.

In closing………..

All training is to help us manifest the attributes of the Divine within us, and as we open every channel, Love, which is forever pressing for an outlet, flows through us to the great blessing of ourselves and others. Nothing pays as well as Love; nothing returns such great dividends. We can undertake no greater thing than to enter into the service of Love, for true greatness lies herein—that we be doers of Love and not hearers only. “If ye know these things, happy also are ye if ye do them.”
Mrs C.L. Baum – Studies in Divine Science.

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

 

Newsletter – December 2017 & January 2018

Dear Friends

“Climbing the ‘Everest’ of Truth.”

There is a way that leads unto the perfect life; few find it at a time. It is a narrow way; it lies among the rocks and pitfalls of the carnal life; but in the way there are no pitfalls and no rocks. Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ.

Everest is the highest mountain on earth at 8,848 meters; while Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain rises to 5,895 meters. We read about those who successfully summit these mountains and others, and cannot even imagine their experience at such achievements.

This month my topic is about “climbing” a different mountain – one that soars to infinite, immeasurable heights and even more importantly – is actually accessible to each and every one: and for the purpose of my message I am calling it the “Everest” of Truth.

Life is full of challenges; we all know this only too well. Are we up for the challenge of taking, or making, the journey that leads to a different kind of summit? Are we ready?

Climbing a hill, a mountain or walking a hiking trail, is an experience. Truth is an experience. The former requires a specific location for the experience; the latter, Truth, requires our awareness in the present moment, yet perhaps requires as much training. In understanding Truth, our training is in the mindful practise of Being Still – in contemplation and meditation. The training ground, if you like, is the Silence!

In Truth there are no rocks on the path. We are told to “take no thought” for what we perceive to be rocks are just the obstacles of the human mind. What drives individuals to climb mountains, to take up challenges? What stirs us to seek Truth? It is the same common urge – taking different forms yet coming from an inner urge to experience more, and BE more.

I believe the “narrow way” mentioned in the text indicates that we need to concentrate our intention and focus, be still, know there is only one way. We need to bring our attention inwards, away from the “rocks and pitfalls of the carnal life”. In our humanness we perceive the rocky road, and when we understand what we are doing, we can then proceed to trust and let the Father within guide us.

We never see things as they are, but as we are in consciousness, so the moment we transcend duality we transcend the path strewn with rocks, or a world filled with good people and bad people and sick people and healthy people.

If we are constantly aware of things of the world (duality) it goes without saying then, that most of our efforts (humanly) would be going towards changing things and people; trying to put things right. This takes a lot of effort and in the process we are not recognizing, or aligning with the One Power – God.

So that then becomes the rocky road up the mountain; when we are constantly trying change things on the outer. When Jesus said: “Seek first the kingdom of God,” he was saying “seek first the kingdom of the One.” And in this One there is no one and no thing in need of change.

It is always what takes place in the invisible realm that is significant on our respective spiritual journeys and yes, we are all moving together towards the higher ground of truth. It’s a movement forwards and upward in understanding and it is ongoing.

We are never alone – the Spirit of God in the midst of us is what lifts us up. Each time we have a moment of realization – we have summited; reached the apex of the mountain, even for a moment; yet the experience remains with us in consciousness.

 

In closing………….

 ”Speak to Him thou for He hears, and
Spirit with Spirit can meet—
Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.”

– Alfred Lord Tennyson, “The Higher Pantheism”

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory