Day Six – April 25, 2022
I have never been completely successful at meditation, and not for lack of trying. Spalding describes in Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East that silence is power, and he suggests drawing your attention to your center, going within. I choose to see myself in my chest, near my heart, this is where I concentrate on silence, and I find I can quite the noise and my thoughts with this technique better than any other method. I seek and find the silence within, understanding that this is where I find God’s power. When we are one with Him we are one with all power.
‘If man would come to know the greatest stranger –himself—let him enter his own closet and shut the door. There he will find his most dangerous enemy and there will he learn to master himself. There will he find his truest friend, his wisest teacher, his safest advisor—himself. There also will he find the alter upon which God is the undying fire, the source of all goodness, all strength, all power—himself.’
‘He will know that God is the deepest part of the silence. He will find that within himself abides the Holy of Holies. He will feel and know the closeness that his every desire is in God’s mind and is, therefore, God’s desire. He will feel and know the closeness of the relationship of God and man, the Father and the Son. He will realize that only in consciousness has there been any separation of these which have seemed two—just as his spirit and his body have seemed to be two—but which in reality are one.’ This is I AM.
“When Jesus said, ‘I am the door,’ He meant that the I AM in each soul is the door through which the life, power and substance of the great I AM, which is God, comes forth into expression through the individual. This I AM has but one mode of expression and that is through idea, thought, word, and act. This I AM God Being, which is power, substance, intelligence, is given form by consciousness; and for the reason the Master said, ‘According to your faith be it unto you,’ and ‘All things are possible to them that believe.’
Going within and accepting that you are I AM God, and using your power, substance, intelligence consciously through your free will thoughts and beliefs, you free yourself to have all that God wants you to have. Ask yourself if you ever been told you are your own worst enemy? Often someone will tell us this when they watch us make mistakes and are unwilling to allow the views of others to be weighed in our own minds and final decisions. When we go within, quite our consciousness, become one or at least closer to our power, we will find that we will slow the mind and think through important decisions. Remember can find your truest friend, your wisest teacher, your safest advisor—yourself.