Friday, 24 April 2009

Weekly Quote 58, with Commentary from the School of Truth

Love is the fulfilling of the Law - (Rom 13:10)
Love alone gives me life

We are all restricted by language, the words and grammar that various communities have evolved over the centuries to communicate needs, intentions, values. Languages tend to grow, ever adding new elements and shedding disused ones. In contrast, our true Self is both Oneness and timelessness. This means that man is continuously finding different ways of expressing the same thing.

So we need to renew our understanding of what "Love" means in relation to God. It describes the way we have adapted our thoughts and feelings to universal Mind and Soul. Love instantly tells us what is right and wrong, instantly forgives, instantly directs us towards outcomes that benefit all, instantly bathes us in humility, that of ourselves we can do nothing, that everything comes from the One.

We and our Father are One. There is one Mind-Soul-Substance of which everything in heaven and earth is expression. However you conceive It, whatever you call It, you ally yourself to It only through Love.

The Path of Truth Vol. 50, No. 5 page 302.

Weekly Quote 57, with Commentary from the School of Truth

The Lord my God lightens my darkness - (Ps 18:28)
I agree with God and am at peace

"God, show me the way!" is our cry in the midst of turmoil. And what great peace comes upon us when, perhaps suddenly, it is revealed to us what to do, or not do. We were lost in a dark and frightening environment and all at once light appeared and we could perceive and understand our predicament. The solution was at hand all the time but we could not see it.

Knowledge and understanding, more than any outside agency, are the bringers of peace. All the answers are already in us, and the means to overcome all difficulties, but we need perspective. This is what trust gives us. We focus away from ourselves and our apparent limitations and look towards Omniscience. The act of letting go itself breaks our logjam of fear. Divine solutions are always simple, very often they lie simply in a change of attitude - towards ourselves and others.

So, in the heart of the storm affirm Peace: "You lead me beside still waters, You restore my Soul." Solutions are not given to us - they are ours even before we perceive the problem, but we must give Wisdom a chance.

The Path of Truth Vol. 56, No. 4 page 226.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Weekly Quote 56, with Commentary from the School of Truth

I can do all things in Him Who strengthens me - (Phil 4:13)
I do it with and for God

Do you face a situation that you wish you could simply avoid? Maybe it is a duty involving traumatised relationships. Maybe it is a task that daunts you so much that already you feel exhausted and would rather sleep. Maybe it is something that fills you with fear.

Know this - life never presents you anything which, with God's help, you cannot resolve. Claim time for brief communion with Him. Let your prayer be along these lines: "Father, I do not have the knowledge or strength to climb this mountain so I let You be my mind, heart and body. I know that You wish me to do this thing on Your behalf and that Your direction and strength in me is sufficient. Thank you."

Then go forth almost as an observer of your own activity, assured that you fulfil God's purpose and that it takes you towards your highest good.

The Path of Truth Vol. 55, No. 6 page 353.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Weekly Quote 55, with Commentary from the School of Truth

The old things are passed away; behold, they are become new - (2 Cor 5:17)
This is the day the lord hath made; I will rejoice and be glad in it

Are you overwhelmed with guilt sometimes because of the things you have done wrong in the past? If so and if you can rectify the wrong by all means do so, but if not, put it out of your mind and start afresh. Each day gives you the opportunity to begin anew - to set aside errors of the past and to strive to do well in the present. We should learn the lessons our mistakes have taught us and then put them behind us.

The past is over - let it go. Stop blaming yourself for what has been and concentrate on what you can do to make up for it. If you have harmed someone to whom you cannot make amends do something good for someone else.

Free yourself of outworn ideas. What you thought yesterday is not necessarily what you think today. If you are to evolve you will have to discard some of your old notions.

The Path of Truth Vol. 57, No. 4 page 244.