Newsletter – August 2019

 

“You are standing on Holy Ground”

Dear Friends

Years ago, here in South Africa, a poor farmer tried to glean a living out of the rocky soil.  His sons would pick up the dirty-looking crystal stones and use them as pebbles to throw at straying sheep.  Nothing would grow – there were too many rocks.

Finally, after years of fruitless effort, the farmer abandoned his attempts to successfully farm the rocky soil and moved to a more fertile spot.

Today on that same “abandoned farm” is the site of one of the richest spots on the face of the globe, in the form of the Kimberley Diamond Mine.

This story is related in the book: “Riches Within Your Reach,” by Robert Collier, who also states that we are surrounded by riches and that success is where you are, and within yourself; develop what you have.

The purpose of the message this month is to focus on what you have; in fact, what each of us already has.

What you and I have is priceless and eternal and in fact is referred to by Jesus in His uplifting message given in Luke 12:22-32; and we read in verse 25:  that through taking thought, nothing can be added to our stature.

We are all created equal and in stating this, I am referring to our spiritual identities.  Whatever we do become, or chase after, in life – nothing can change who and what we are, in Truth.

This created universe is a spiritual creation. The Holy Grail is within one’s own consciousness – we are the Holy Grail.

The tendency so often as we begin our spiritual quest, is to look outside of ourselves; find a holy place, or guru. Spirit, and the flow of spirit (according to Eric Butterworth) is nowhere if it is not in you.

How often perhaps do we not find it easier taking medication instead of spending time in meditation? And it is through meditation that we connect with that inner sacred space; the Silence, that today has become so rare in the busy world.

We are told to call nothing on earth our Source.  In other words: don’t choose health – choose God; don’t choose wealth – choose God.  We are not here to improve or perfect the human, but to know and prove our spiritual heritage.

We are all standing on Holy Ground, yet I can only discover this for myself; and each must discover and realize it for him or herself.  It is an inner revelation or realization that is received in the moment.  We need to be ready and receptive, otherwise it passes our understanding.

Let us go back to the story at the beginning: the farmer had diamonds that he could not see; he had the riches, the potential of so much more, but was not seeing beyond the dirty crystal-like rocks.

We have the diamonds; we are the diamonds, yet all we are perhaps aware of is what we see with the human eye. The treasure that we have, the treasure that in fact we are, is hidden deep inside of us. To reach it, we need, like Jesus, to overcome the world.

We are all spiritual beings, heirs to all the heavenly riches, thinking (human thought) postpones them in our experience. The whole of Divine Science is the practice of living in the Kingdom that is not of this world. And we do not have to go seeking for it through an intermediary or in any particular location; it is right within us – and we find it, connect with it, align with it, in the Silence.

And it is when we understand, remember and align with this Truth, that we realize we are always in fact standing on Holy Ground.

The constant flow of creativity requires each to be a channel for Its expression (escape) into form. Let each through awareness, surrender and be used and be part of the divine flow, letting God be God in you.

In Closing…..

I came across this simple, but, really meaningful story the other day…….

 A man was touring the country and he stopped at a little “out of the way” village.  After settling into his accommodation, he wandered down to the front of a small store where local folk had gathered for coffee.

 He sat down at a table, ordered his coffee and after a few times of trying to start a conversation with no success, he felt most exasperated. Finally, he asked: “Is there a law against talking in this town?”

 One man responded: “No, no law against it, but there is an understanding that no one is to speak unless he can improve upon the silence!”

 I found this quite profound because so often in speaking generally, we are declaring untruths for ourselves and life in general.

 We need to check before we think and declare anything for ourselves, for others, for our country… “is this according to human heritage; or in accordance with our divine heritage?”

 Bountiful blessings,

 Mallory

Newsletter – July 2019

“Stepping up to the Plate”

Dear Friends

The term: “stepping up to the plate” originated as an expression used in baseball, when it was a player’s turn to step up to bat. Another definition is: to take action when something needs to be done even though this is difficult. And the final one under consideration is: step up to the plate and take responsibility.

 Now each of us in some way or another will relate to a time or times when we have in fact stepped up to the plate. Maybe we even have memories of this from incidents in our childhood, at school, in the workplace. In fact we step up to the plate in many ways in our daily experiences, and I am sure you can recall for yourselves the times you have done so.

In this message I am referring to a different kind of stepping up to the plate; at a completely different level; in a completely different way; and for a completely different reason.

We are each being used for the purpose of being channels or outlets for Divine Expression – the Creator expressing through creation. When we realize who we are in Truth, we are challenged to step up to the plate in Truth.

Story: Once a farmer found an abandoned eagle’s nest and in it was an egg still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the baby eagle grew up along with the other chickens. It pecked about the farmyard, scrabbling for grain. It spent its life within the yard and rarely looked up. When it was very old, one day it lifted up its head and saw above it a wonderful sight – an eagle soaring high above in the sky. Looking at it, the old creature sighed and said to itself, “If only I’d been born an eagle”. ( an Anthony de Mello story)

The Divine Science Text book states: As individuals journeying through life from a purely natural and objective vision of life to the Christ Consciousness, or purely spiritual view-point, we seem for a long time to be deadened by the material sense of things and to live mainly at the level of physical sensation. Man begins his path of individual experience and unfoldment in the material order of life where self-preservation comes first. Moral, intellectual, and ethical values come along at higher stages of natural and human development. Sooner or later the intuitive urge for growth arouses the soul of man to be aware of a need for something higher than his present material concept. He begins to realize that he is destined for something more than the worldly life about him.

 So like the eagle we begin to discern that there is more to life and we eventually “look up” and perceive the more-ness to life. And maybe like the eagle if we are in our later earthly years, we may have within a sense of regret that we did not “look up” sooner. The desire to “look up” is always within us – it is truth calling to us, yet in the muddled life we live, by looking outside of ourselves to those around us in expectation, we do not heed the call from the inner voice: “I within you, am the vine, bestowing on you divine sonship giving you the peace and life more abundantly than the world can give.”

In life – in the world – it is regular practise to make known achievements of different kinds. We have winners in different categories, sports, academics, the arts, journalism and others.

There is one achievement however, that cannot be superseded and that is Christ Consciousness. It cannot be measured in or by the world standards – it is far beyond, and infinite.

What we do in the world; our kindnesses, our gifts, our courage perhaps, only has temporary effect. Consciousness – knowing first the Inner Presence for ourselves – enables us to realize it in all creation – and this uplifts all.

Life is consciousness and calls us to step up to the plate in truth. Once we have experienced the Presence, our challenge is to LIVE from this point of awareness.

 In Closing…..

 “As we go out into the world we give up our selfhood as a branch, and we accept ourselves as the vine. As we live in our homes, in our community and in our nation, it becomes necessary that we be the vine, not openly or outwardly, remember – but silently.

 That which is whispered in silence will be shouted from the housetops, only we will not do the shouting. It will be shouted forth, shown forth as demonstration.”

 I find the above paraphrased quote from Joel Goldsmith so profound …….

We take on the responsibility of being the vine through inner realization – SILENTLY.  We do not have to stop and say: “Hey, look at me……” the silence shouts it out as by example we follow through in truth, being that which we are all created to be.

 Peace, harmony, health, abundance, God – are not to be sought – they already are!!  We are told to give up the struggle, move into the silence where all these can be experienced.  And remember, what we experience in consciousness, comes into manifestation.

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

Newsletter – June 2019

“You are greater than the conditions which surround you”

Dear Friends

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.

 

In Closing…..

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

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

Newsletter – May 2019

“LIVE LIFE IN CONFORMITY WITH SPIRITUAL TRUTH”

Dear Friends

Early the other morning during a power cut, I was sitting at my dining room table trying to get enough light on the subject of my work, when I happened to look up and see the most stunning sunrise over the sea, through seemingly golden-edged clouds. Immediately it came to me – I remembered – there is only one true Power; only one true Light; only one Truth.

If nothing else in these challenging and frustrating times, can we just remember this: Truth is the only constant! You know there are predictions from many “experts” about the future of our country – people look for certainty; yet the future is never certain no matter where we are. The only certainty is knowing truth now – in this moment –knowing God now.

I found an article by Walter Starcke dated August 2005, where his opening paragraph indicated, and I quote: “We live in the most exciting, the most revolutionary, the most creative, the most challenging, and the most dangerous time the world has ever seen. Scientific genius combined with the arcane implications of mystical revelation has brought us to a crisis of perception, a decisive turning point where old structures must terminate or change.”

For me, what is most heartening and “exciting” is the opportunity we have right now for proving our teaching.

Everything begins in the invisible. So… let us clarify this invisible from which all comes forth. It is thought – your thoughts and mine: “as a man thinketh, so is he.” Our thoughts determine our experience. In fact, we need to understand that everything we think, has an effect.

And as we begin to truly realize that there is only One Power, God, then we can easily relate to the way Marianne Williamson states in her book, The Law of Divine Compensation, “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.”

In Divine Science we refer to The Law of Expression – which is the process by which the Creator manifests in Its creation; yet it is the same process by which all manifestation is experienced. In simple terms, what we think about and give our emotional energy to, grows. This is a spiritual law over and above (or beyond) the material laws of life.

Whether we realize it or not we are always aligning (conforming, or attuning) to something. For example: In the world when we resist something, we are aligning with its opposite. We perhaps need to be reminded that in God there are no opposites; only absolutes.

God is the only power (even when It is known by other names) and is eternal and infinite. What we sometimes deem to be power – lack or illness etc. are only facts in the world and temporary.

The golden orb of a full moon never fails to fill me with absolute wonder and awe. And the question follows: “how can we have the audacity not to trust our Creator? how can we have the audacity not to align with, or live life in conformity with spiritual truth?”

“Truly the greatest form of world service is to live life in conformity with spiritual truth, for then every service you provide will affect the destiny of humankind.”    John Randolph Price: “The Angels Within Us.”

In Closing…..

The world you see does nothing… it merely represents your thoughts. And it will change entirely as you elect to change your mind, and choose the joy of God as what you really want.

Your Self is radiant in this holy joy, unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable, forever and ever….

Lay down your arms, and come without defence into the quiet place where Heaven’s peace holds all things still at last…Here does the joy of God belong to you… joy alone is truth.     A Course in Miracles.

 

Bountiful blessings,

Mallory

 

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