divine understanding

The Art of Knowing

Have you ever watched a child take its first wobbly, insecure steps? The little legs move forward, hesitantly at first, and the child sometimes tumbles to the floor. But he continues to put forth effort and his steps gradually become more firm and effective.

The quest of the Spirit is also a growing process. It is a training process. It requires steadfast effort and devotion. It requires action on your part. Start now to think of yourself as being everything you know you should be and want to be.

Spiritual Understanding, Part 2

Spiritual Understanding, Part 2

Understanding, or realization of the presence of God within us, is as Jesus said, "the gift of God" (Jn. 4:10). It comes to any and all who learn how to seek it aright. Emerson said, "This energy [consciousness of God in the soul] does not descend into individual life on any other condition than entire possession. It comes to the lowly and simple: it comes to whomsoever will put off what is foreign and proud: it comes as insight: it comes as serenity and grandeur. When we see those whom it inhabits, we are apprised of new degrees of greatness." ...

Spiritual Understanding, Part 1

Spiritual Understanding

What is this understanding on the getting of which depends so much? Is it intellectual lore, obtained from delving deep into books of other men's making? Is it knowledge obtained from studying rocks (geology) or stars (astronomy) or even the human body (physiology)?

Nay, verily, for when did such knowledge ever ensure life and health and peace, ways of pleasantness, with riches and honor?

The Mystery of God in Man

The Mystery of God in Man

Within every person is the unborn possibility of limitless growth, and ours is the privilege of giving birth to it. Paul obviously had this in mind when he referred to: ... the mystery hidden for ages and generations ... which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col. 1:26, 27).

The Unconditioned Power

The Unconditioned Power

There is a great need in the world today for a religion that is practical and livable. We need a philosophy that leads us to a sense of unity with the Infinite and with the infinite number of human personalities with whom we live and do business. We need a concept that leads to the release of our innate potential for wholeness of mind and body, serenity of spirit, happy and prosperous living, and for the creative fulfillment of the persons we are intended to become. Actually, we need go no further than the teachings of Jesus, but we must go further with these teachings.