Preparing Consciousness for the Christ

As I left the barber shop one afternoon, I came upon an excited scene. A car was stalled in the street, and smoke was beginning to pour from under its hood. The danger of explosion was causing considerable anxiety to the owner of the car and to many people who had gathered. The fire department had been called, but the immediate problem was to keep the people away from the burning engine and the road clear for the arrival of the fire vehicles.

Then a lone policeman in a patrol car seemed to come out of nowhere and quickly took charge of the situation. With red light flashing and siren blowing, he backed the patrol car slowly up the street away from the burning car, motioning other motorists to back up or pull to the side. When the firemen arrived a few minutes later to extinguish the fire, the path was clear—all through the quick thinking of the patrolman.

It struck me that a valuable spiritual lesson was to be gained from this episode, relating to human consciousness and the need for proper mental and spiritual preparations for the reception of the Christ-idea, God's impartation, so needed to quell the discords of material sense.

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Error Is Nothing
October 31, 1970

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