Our Ability Is Not Our Own

A Bible story tells us of a king who boasted about the wonderful things he thought he had done through his own power. His pride and his ignorance of God, the Ego, the only knower and doer, separated him from true intelligence, from Being, and he lost his reason and all that he had. But, like the prodigal son in Christ Jesus' parable, he was awakened to see what had taken him away from good, from reality. He said: "I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:...and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?" Dan. 4:34, 35;

One cannot understand reality, one cannot have a harmonious sense of being, if he believes he has intelligence, power, and ability apart from the divine Ego, the only Mind. Man has no entity separate from God; he reflects God. How can one really have life apart from the one Ego, which is the only Life? There is no real existence apart from Spirit. One has a sense of freedom and joy as he realizes that man is God's reflection, that all His attributes are ever expressed by man.

The way to good, the way to harmony, is to know God and the real man and to express the perfect, divine nature. And one cannot understand true being and have the confidence that the understanding and expressing of true being brings, until he learns, that God, divine Life, is the Ego, the only knower and doer.

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"A staff upon which to lean"
March 29, 1969

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