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A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life

This is knowing the truth that makes us free. Everyone who has an inkling of interest in spirituality must read it. Then we find that through this experience we live and move and have our being in God, and God in us. It takes courage to look at ourselves objectively and ask: When the mind is still, there is no strain, and God becomes a living presence: Nothing can equal the fascination and adventure of the mystical life.

It is meditation that makes a teaching come alive, because meditation is the connecting link between our outer life a nd our inner Self, which is God.

It has nothing to do with what we do externally: That was the whole purpose of the ministry of the Master— to reveal to the world how to come out from among the masses and avoid the strife, the lack, the sins, and the diseases that beset mankind. We do not have to confess outwardly; in fact, it is not wise to do that, but confess within ourselves: It is not too difficult to learn to do this after we come into the awareness that there is a Presence that dwells within us.

When, in this nothingness of the individual, the Father speaks-takes over, heals, redeems, and instructs— then the Father lives that life. Let us give up every attempt to use God and every expectation that God will do our will or fulfill our desires, and yield ourselves to Him: Let us go and find him. I mean that God is both within and without, up there and down here. If we do good to another, we set in motion the law which returns that good unto us: I may think that it is hidden, but it is not hidden in the one place where ultimately the score is settled, and that is within me.

The truths that are revealed in spiritual literature are seeds planted in consciousness, and if those seeds are planted in an active and fertile consciousness, they spring up and bear fruit; but if they are taken into the sleeping consciousness— the unconscious or dead consciousness, the consciousness that is living on form, ritual, or yesterday’s thoughts —they cannot break open, sprout, and mature.


One thing we do know: He was not the one to say whether 01 not a person should be punished. God’s will, God’s love, and God’s law are all-embracing truth and Universally in operation: Therefore, we should not be too discouraged if we do not see the fruitage of our spiritual ac- tivity instantaneously because we have generations of humanhood and numanness to cast out of our system. It is important to remem- ber that there is no power in the sky to which we can appeal to save this world from catastrophe.

Trivia About A Parenthesis in It all takes place within our consciousness. What does it look like open, and what does it look like closed?

Sometimes it is a feeling of warmth, gratitude, or of love— not fo anybody, or for any- body, or for any thing.

Tins is a language that is as foreign to him as Sanskrit, and so today, as then, the spiritual message reaches only those men on earth who for some reason or other have had their eyes opened to a Something beyond themselves and their world of strife and struggle -not because anyone has told them or because they have prenthesis about it, but because of their inner feeling.

We are a blessing unto goldsith of them because, regard- less of their form of worship and while they may not know it, they are turning to Something beyond the human, and in turning to that Something, they are turning to the Christ, and all who reach out to the Spirit in any way are blessed.

But the law never forgets: God has made a covenant with His own image and likeness: There perhaps were not too many because mankind as a whole has remained in complete ignorance of the spiritual way of life. To live as the son of God and not as a human being means to dwell consciously in the realization of an invisible Presence; it means to live consciously in the awareness that God is the guiding and sustaining principle of our life.

It is a husband and a wife. It does not have to be attained; we do not have to go to God for it: If he were, could there be murder, rape, arson, or war?

My body may be seen, but not the I of my being because I live in an inner awareness of God. No longer are we limited to our im- mediate surroundings, to an island or a continent, and not even limited to a whole planet. Human picture or no human picture, however, it is not that way at all. In any given moment we can begin to prove this if we set aside a daily period in which to realize that God is our Self, that Spirit is the life and essence of our being, and that no evil can come nigh our dwelling place because God is our dwelling place.


It is a journey in consciousness — and this journey no one can make for us. Loose Him and have Him.

If we place eternith hope in that which man has created, whether made of silver and gold or of stone, whether a crucifix, a star, or any other symbol of religious belief, sooner or later we will be disappointed. When we do this, we are releasing God and no longer trying to channel Him in the direction of our personal desires.

This is where two enter the scene: Only out of the storehouse of God could these emanate. When this Presence is realized, we shall find that It takes form as new organs and functions of the body, as our home, family, supply, and eterhity our human relationships, even as a parking space. Those to whom much has been given, of them much is expected. They do not know how to go directly to it, and therefore they follow any little path that opens to them that promises it might take them there, and very often find themselves going down a blind alley or a dead-end street, having to retrace their steps and start all over again.

Is it anywhere except in consciousness?

The Unofficial Infinite Way – A Parenthesis in Eternity

Let us give up believing that our wisdom is greater than God’s wisdom or that our love is greater than God’s love, and in silence let us accept God’s grace. That etrenity ensured right from the beginning of their journey on the spiritual path.

The parnthesis thing essential to freedom is the desire to be free — nothing else — because with the desire to be free, the means toward bringing it about reveal themselves. It cannot be a mild desire; it cannot be just the hope, “Oh, I wish I pparenthesis free; 1 wish I were like other people; I wish I knew what other people know; I wish I had their education,” These are excuses, alibis.

We feel It as a Presence, as a Cloak around us. An Interval in Eternity