Every natural effect has a spiritual, imaginal cause, and not a natural. A natural cause only seems. It’s a delusion” - of what? “- the fading memory.”
Everyone will awake. Every one returns to the Father out of Which they came; and returning to the Father, they are the Father.
Now, He calls us, one by one, and when you are called, though unfit, He justifies you; and justifying you is simply Divine Acquittal. You are acquitted of all the things that you have ever done.
Keeping traditions alive by wearing all these silly little red and purple robes on the outside, the unthinking millions consider themselves blessed if - as he walks by - they touch his garment or attend a service where the great one is conducting mass. But because of those traditional beliefs the word of God is made void.
Because of his disbelief, man sees this power as foolishness. So Paul told the Corinthians: "Since in the wisdom of God man did not by wisdom know God, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach, to save those who believe."
"Commune with your own self." Sit quietly. Be at peace with yourself and suddenly thoughts will begin to flow within you, from God. In the beginning you were God. And in the end, you and I and the whole vast world of billions will be regathered into the one God.
Well, if persistent assumption is the story of Jesus, I must dare to assume that I am what I want to be. I must continue in the assumption that I am it until that which I have assumed is objectively realized.
So when we think from the premise of this as a world of imagination, we start on solid ground, for imagination is He who creates reality. There is no fiction in the true sense of the world, for when a state is imagined, it is created. Prayer is imagination drenched in feeling.
So, it takes thirty years from the wish being granted, and so the Great Lover is seeking and calling us, one by one, in spite of our resistance and our evasions. He said, “I hid my face from you for a short, short while, but now I will give you my everlasting love, and will never take it from you again.”
If there is any man in the Bible that is a man as I am, it is Paul. If there is any man that walked this earth as you and I walked it, it is Paul. It’s the story. The others are states of consciousness.