Newsletter – April 2019

“Let us Reconnect with the Truth of our God-given Dominion.”

Dear Friends

In Genesis 1:26, we read:
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

God gave us dominion – have we given it away? And we may question and ask what has possibly happened to that dominion that seems to have been usurped by our allowing “other things” to dominate our lives.

We seem to be influenced by star signs, the weather, the right diets, fighting germs and illness. What happens to that God-given dominion when we allow others in whatever aspect to dictate to us how we should be, believe, or live our lives?

Have we given away our dominion by simply forgetting? Forgetting who we are in truth? What kind of world are we choosing to live in? Life is not lived by might nor by power nor by taking thought; but by divine grace – the grace that flows and is experienced when we stop and listen. Then we open out a way for that imprisoned splendour to escape.

Perhaps life is lived in too much of a hurry. And now maybe it is time for us to return to our beginnings in order that we “make a new start” as we remember. For me this means going back to the beginning of the “story” – back to Genesis. And in his book, The Thunder of Silence, Joel Goldsmith states:
“The world can never rise above the idea of using one power over another and into the realm of no power until the mystery of Genesis is solved.”

And we come to realize and understand that this whole universe is Consciousness (in all its purity and eternality) appearing as form. Quoting briefly from the book: “And God said to Adam, ‘Who told thee that thou was naked?’ In the query is summed up the whole essence of human life. All of us are in that same predicament in which Adam found himself. As long as we entertain a belief of good and evil, we are the Adam who is hiding, the Adam who is outside the Garden of Eden, and because of that we are all covering up our nakedness.”

And this really is our only “sin” – that is the belief in good and evil—duality. The response from some may be: “but look at what is going on in the world around us.” Yes, what is going on in the world around us is as a result of our having forgotten who we are in truth and that we have been given dominion. And this is dominion in consciousness.

We (each one) originates or comes forth, as a perfect idea from Consciousness/God. Yet this perfection is not according to world standards – it is beyond that. “My kingdom is not of this world.” It is a “world” beyond the pairs of opposites, beyond good and evil, beyond conflicting powers – it just IS. Until we reach the stage of realization (in consciousness) of who we are in truth, we are always going to come under the spell of the world.

Thinking, or taking thought, “cannot add to us one cubit” as the passage in Luke 12:22-32 tells us. This passage bears reading over and over again because it reiterates the message found in Genesis. It all comes back to consciousness. In our daily lives we are constantly being challenged to give up duality thinking.

Throughout the Bible we are offered examples of how to live mindfully in the Presence that is with us always; is in fact living us. And we find It, commune with It, in the Silence, in consciousness.
Each breath is It! Be still….and Know.

In Closing…..

Goldsmith reminds us that: “the first chapter of Genesis is the account of a spiritual universe, peopled by spiritual beings who do not live by effect but by cause, who do not live by bread alone, who do not have to earn their living by the sweat of their brow; whereas in the second and third chapters, a knowledge of good and evil creates a sense of separation from God after which man lives by power and effect.
He lives by bread, money, by all the creature things, instead of by the Creator.”
In other words, when we get caught up in the “power struggles: of the world, we lose sight of, and forget our God-given dominion. We ignore, perhaps, the words found in Genesis (that I use as a reminder constantly): God saw all He had made, and it was Good and still is Good—the absolute Good that has no opposite.

Bountiful blessings,
Mallory

Newsletter – March 2019

“Being Stewards – Ushering in the New World”

Dear Friends

At the beginning of 1984, John Randolph Price and his wife, Jan, together initiated the Planetary Commission when an anticipated 50 million people from all over the planet would come together in healing and harmony. It was to be a sharing of Light, Love and Energy – people coming together in spirit at noon Greenwich time on December 31, 1986. The idea and objective spread rapidly. It was an intentional coming together in Spirit – identifying with Truth; aligning with the “peace that is not of this world.”

I would suggest that instead of the group idea; or even alongside it; each of us as individuals needs to step up to the plate and take responsibility for who we are in truth; who we were created as, in the beginning…..when God saw all He had made and it was good, and still is.

God saw all He had made: not what we “see” with the human eye in the world; but with the eye of Spirit recognizing Spirit. Nothing that is happening in the world can change what God created, because this, that we see in the world, is not it!!!

As individuals, we need to see with the eyes of God. In Scripture we have the words: “the land that thou seest, to thee will I give it.” What are we seeing? What is it that we are focused on in our daily living? What are we anticipating? With our focus and energy, we are part of creating what is going on in the world around us. And what are we creating with our thoughts, fuelled by the energy of emotion?

Many questions to ask ourselves. Yet we need to realize that “our thoughts are the strongest currency at our disposal: whatever we invest them in will yield corresponding returns”. And I cannot remember where I came across these simple but wise words. In scripture, we read: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Prov.23:7

The month of February is celebrated as the month of “love” – usually romantic love. But where does love originate? What gives us the ability to love? I believe it is the Love that is inherent within each of us. It is part of our divine inheritance. It is one of the gifts of spirit that needs to be realized, understood and sensed in consciousness. These are the gifts referred to in scripture: “it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” We acknowledge and receive these gifts through our awareness in consciousness. They are not ‘seen’ in the world, until experienced in consciousness.

Love, as I have stated, is a gift that has already been given. It is the universal medium through which we can recognize the Christ in every person and every situation. Our work, in realizing this is to intentionally become transparencies for God’s love to reach the earth. So when we say we love one another, and share love, it is not the ego loving the ego but rather, being the vehicles for God’s love, it is God loving God; Spirit loving Spirit. I believe we are ready for another “commission” as individuals coming together in awareness of Truth, and as we follow our purpose, we are being stewards, ushering in the New World.

Now is the time of the new beginning. I am a co-creator with God, and it is a new Heaven that comes, as the Good Will of God is expressed on Earth through me. It is the Kingdom of Light, Love, Peace and Understanding. And I am doing my part to reveal its Reality.”
Extract from the World Healing Meditation

In closing…..

Let us revel daily in knowing who we are in Truth; as we express gratitude and joy.

Bountiful blessings,
Mallory

Newsletter – February 2019

“Reverence for All Life.”

Dear Friends

While change seems to be occurring all around us—all over the planet in fact—the one thing that remains constant, is Truth.

This is our ‘anchor’ in life, especially when so much seems to be falling apart or disintegrating; and may we, this year as we find ourselves perhaps being moved out of prior comfort zones, allow ourselves to be filled to overflowing with reverence and gratitude for the Truth that is and always will be.

I believe that our survival as a species depends on our reverence for all Life; and more to the point, our reverence for the originating Source of all Life, all Creation, whatever name we know it by. We spend too much time and energy anxious about the future and all the “what if’s.”

We live differently when we open our minds and hearts to the sacredness in all things; when we are mindful of the Life behind or beyond what we perceive with the human eyes and through the human senses and perceptions.

Each and every individual is part of the tapestry of Life; each a part of the whole; each has a purpose and role to play.

British organic chemist and creation scientist, A.E. Wilder Smith, stated that:

“The tapestry of life begins with a single thread. A single fertilized egg (zygote), the size of a pinhead, contains chemical instructions that would fill more than 500,000 printed pages!

The genetic information contained in this ‘encyclopaedia’ determines every potential physical aspect of the developing human from height to hair colour. In time the fertilized egg divides into the 75 trillion cells that make up the human body, including 12 million brain cells, with a capacity to form over 120 trillion connections.”

Well, the patterns or styles relating to height and hair colour may differ, but at the very core of our being we are designed equally; the “architect stamp” is the same. In Spirit we are One.

We have so many opportunities each day for the practice of reverence. In other words, make reverence a habit. As we sit in meditation before our Sunday Service, we have a wonderful opportunity to reverentially go within; and as we touch that place of deep Silence where the soul meets its God, in our profound experience, we have become like a lighted candle, lighting and uplifting those around us.

I share now these words of reminder from Robert Browning:

“There is an inmost centre in us all, where truth abides in fullness; and to know, rather consists in opening out a way where the imprisoned splendour may escape, than in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without.”

Rainer Maria Rilke says much the same thing in these words:

“And the world that is looked at so deeply wants to be looked at in love…… The work of the eyes is done.  Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.”

We are the evidence of the existence of our Creator, who saw all that was made and called it Good; and it still is Good.  We identify with this absolute Goodness when we experience It in the stillness.

“Look unto Me and be ye saved all the ends of the earth; for I am God and there is none else.”

Isa.45.22

In closing…..

I share these words from Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu:

“When will we learn that human beings are of infinite value because they have been created in the image of God, and that it is blasphemy to treat them as if they were less than this?”

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

Newsletter – December 2018 / January 2019

“There is always a Spiritual Solution.”

Dear Friends

As we get older – and aging really is a gift – it is an opportunity to experience another aspect of life on this planet. What was important before, in many instances, does not count for anything now.

You see, aging (in the world) is deemed something to avoid and there are many so-called “solutions” to prevent it – face creams, herbal remedies to ingest, and so on and so on. And I do not believe that it is aging so much, that we try to avoid, but that it seems to bring us closer to dying; and then what happens next? If it seems the end of the road, we need to realize that the “road” never ends, and we do not die! And of course, when I say: “we do not die,” I am referring to the eternality of who we are in truth – spirit/soul. And we do not have to die physically either, to realize this.

Whether we realize it or not, we all share the same heritage – the same spiritual heritage. I share the following words from Nona Brooks (one of the founders of Divine Science), who states: What you and I think does not change the truth of Life. Divine Law is working irrespective of our opinions; let us cooperate with the working of law. If we depend upon our inner heritage, the outer will take care of itself.

Now, this guidance or advice seems so simple does it not? And we keep coming back to the principle that Jesus used and taught: “It is the Father within that doeth the work – I, of mine own self, can do nothing.” The Father he was referring to is the indwelling Presence, present in us; in fact, omnipresent in all creation. Yet we continue to depend on the outer – things of the world, opinions, judgements, guarantees……and what is being proved all around us? The outer things of the world cannot be depended upon!

You see, we are having to go one step further than believing in God. Many people know about God, but how many people KNOW GOD? How many experience God; that inner Presence? How many are willing to trust, and surrender to the only power in the universe – God?

Every problem, every situation and circumstance, has a spiritual solution; in our humanness we strive so hard, at times to fix things; while in the eyes of God there is nothing to be fixed. We keep turning to humanity to fix our problems; “money will solve everything;” “if I could just get a new job;” “once I have achieved, this, that or the other; or a new party will rule, or the drought will end, and, and, and…” life will be different.

We mostly turn to God to fix the very things that human consciousness has created, which has nothing to do with God. There is no power in conditions – yet by our very thinking, emotional attachment, and perhaps even our resistance, we give situations and conditions power. We forget that the kingdom of God is within. In fact we have It all in consciousness – but in order to experience It, we need to mindfully recognize and embrace It – allow It.

Although we cannot hide from the trials and tribulations of the world, we can remember that Jesus referred to these things as appearances and instructed: “Judge not according to appearance but judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24) There is no power or presence apart from God; and when we get caught up in world issues, we are, perhaps without realizing it, entertaining the idea of a power other than God.

 

In closing…………

There is no power in conditions. There is no power in personality. Even my own misguided thinking can no longer hurt me as I see it as false. I turn to the Infinite Wisdom within for clarification.

The Truth is revealed to me and this Truth is my healing. God speaks to me, in my own mind…coming through something I read or the spoken word of others. I no longer resist criticism. It may be God speaking to me through one of God’s other children.

Nothing can stand in the way of Truth. It cuts through my mistaken thinking as a strong light pierces the darkness. I am willing to have the Truth revealed to me though it shatters my ego.

 God alone has power over me, and this power is Love. It will not fail me or forsake me and I am continually grateful that this is so.

– Malinda Cramer –

 

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

Newsletter – November 2018

Let us BE on Purpose

Dear Friends

We all need purpose in Life. In scripture we read: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” I prefer to use the word purpose, in place of vision. If we consider nature – especially now in Spring – we cannot help but be aware of the purpose of each season – when it seems that that which has been nurtured within is ready to wake up and come forth into expression.

In Genesis, we have the creation story where we are told God brought forth all creation and saw that it was good. And it is still so today; and our purpose in Life is to allow that which God imaged, to come forth through individual consciousness.

Each of us has a purpose in Life – a role to play; and if some of us have difficulty with that; perhaps are unable to identify a specific purpose in Life right now, or feel hopeless about it all, then let us take note together of what we do have to work with. And in doing so, hopefully come to a place where we can feel motivated by Truth.

According to the text book:
Divine Science Its Principle and Practice: “The purpose of creation is that the Creator may express, and the purpose of individual creation is that the Creator may be expressed through and by the individual. Man is created to carry on the work of the Creator and he should know that he too, is a triune being, that he is cause, action, and result on his plane of existence, in his world of experiences, conditions and affairs. The Law of Expression works through man as certainly as it does in God’s process of creation.”

And there we have it: we will always be part of the creative process, whether we are aware of it or not. Of course, awareness is so important; it is only through awareness that we can make conscious choices and not get carried along on the tide of human opinion.

A little story: A king rode through a forest one day and saw that many of the trees had targets on them, and on every target was an arrow smack in the middle. The king was most impressed and proceeded to look for the archer who, when found, told him the secret of his success. He would first shoot the arrow and then draw the target around it.

Well at least the man was honest. Many of us are inclined to focus on the area surrounding the target, and any little distraction becomes a wonderful excuse for delaying the moment of truth. If we really want to hit the target, then why are we putting it off? In this new season of purpose let us become more purposeful. As nature expresses from the inner to the outer, let us from that place of inner awareness bring forth the purpose of God; allowing the Creator expression through each one of us. God has a plan and each of us is part of the plan. Each has a purpose in this plan.

We have all come forth as divine ideas imagined first in the mind of God – the originating Source of all creation. How aware are we that this same infinite intelligence that created us, is still living us? And are we aligning ourselves with the idea that there is a divine purpose in all creation?

As Gibran states: we are the bows from which the arrows go forth. Are we allowing our arrows to fly with intention; with purpose? The arrows are our thoughts—are we hitting the target, staying focussed on Truth with our thinking? We have been given a purpose by the Creator– not to sit on the side-lines but to carry an awareness of Spirit throughout the day and during all our tasks.

 In closing……

 Jesus was the example—the teacher—who showed us the way and affirmed that it was not his mission but that of “the Father that sent me for I of mine own self am nothing.” He stated that he was bearing witness to the Presence and Power of God. And the way to bear witness is to be still and know.

 This is our true purpose: Be in the Presence, by being still, taking no thought. And of course, this demands of us that we stay focused on the “arrows” or thoughts we are sending out. Are they heading for all the things of the world, or are they aligning with the Inner Presence?

 Like the archer we need to aim our arrows (thoughts and attention) on God first, at the centre of our lives, and then concern ourselves with the outer circles of the target—outer activities of life.

 
Bountiful blessings,

 Mallory

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