Wise is the man who learns not to take for granted the great potentials of God-realization that are available to him. Born of reverence comes the gift of greater understanding. Reverence for the intricacies of spiritual laws will enable the students of the light to examine by contrast the probings of material science and to see how the spiritual science, the grace of God and the Teachings of the ascended masters do in reality supersede even the glories of the material world. As a matter of fact material things do contain the recordings of the mind and thoughts of God even as do spiritual things. But the power to retrace the subtle gifts and graces of God that are hidden behind the veil of nature is often denied individuals by reason of the coarseness of their consciousness.
When we say that we advocate the refinement of consciousness and the development of the subtle sense of knowing divine grace we are not making vain expressions but giving the most valuable instructions….When men consider that born of human vanity is the perpetual search for new drama and sensational experience it is easy to see how this search can become a trap for humanly intelligent beings whereby they completely overlook the glories of God that are hidden in the microcosm of self. Then there takes place a sort of mental tumbling and a wild emotional activity which captivates the mind. These arise out of the eagerness of the ego for attainment….And thus they conclude that this God who has not come forth to change and to elevate their human personalities does not exist, the search was invalid; and from the standpoint of the philosophy of nihilism—evolved through an inordinate search for reality—their own lives no longer appear worthy. -Kuthumi: Pearls of Wisdom 11:44 -in Prayer & Meditation, 1978
I am reminded that in constructing universities of the Spirit the curriculum is all-important; but equally important is the attitude of the students, including that quality of receptivity to higher truth and its disciplines which I choose to call “fallowness of consciousness.”…Material life for many a year many a century, for millennia in fact has been centered mainly around the survival of the human personality, the survival of the flesh, of the family, of the community and of the world whereas spiritual reality has always seemed too distant and undefined to be of any relevance to mortal men….
“Except ye be converted and become as little children ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 18:3). This statement has been abused by teachers as well as by pupils, for many have decided that the consciousness of the little child was in effect purely a manifestation of the child man.
Not so. The consciousness of the little child is more than mind: it is attitude, an attitude of humility, of wonder, of hope of trust, of determination and of respect for those who have attained to a fuller measure of devotion and service….The ability to perceive attitudes and motivations, whether in oneself or in another, can be most illuminating providing care is exercised to avoid condemnation of self or others….
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth” (Pss. 121:1-2). The eyes of perception must be lifted up to the hills and the Lord as law, as love, as truth must be perceived as emanating from the highest source. The garden of the heart must be prepared to receive the immaculate conception. This can best be done by calling upon the higher law of God to release mighty light rays from the sun of universal wisdom. Faith must be engendered from within the heart that these light rays are tangible and real—atomic flames of universal substance which can actually be passed through the very field of consciousness which the student would use to plant the fertile and germinal seeds of the Spirit….
As the knowledge of good and evil is removed by the violet flame there occurs a resurrection of the faculties of the Christ mind whereby the ability to reach up to the Christ mind and to perceive the myriad manifestations of Good is amplified, while the awareness of Evil—as the cleaving asunder of the real from the unreal by the sword of truth—is retained by the power of divine discrimination. This washing of the water by the Word (Eph. 5:26) is the action of the all-seeing Eye of God as it is focused through the consciousness of the Christ who is the only safe mediator between Good and Evil. It is just as important to recognize a thorn as an abortion of the consciousness of the rose as tit is to be able to recognize the beauty of the rose….
We are trying to show you that in the realm of mortal affairs there is much that must be undone as well as much which must be done. -Great Divine Director: Pearls of Wisdom 11:45 by Sindelar by Sindelar