live and love in God's peculiar light."
people have a good theory about this (Principles of Spiritual Science),
telling how surely their faith is very great, and the thrills of
spiritual influx make them sure of great power. But they cannot
heal themselves; their troubles in life are fearful. They talk in
one breath of how great their faith in this principle is, and in the
next breath of how much they suffer.
Truth is a silent principle. It never
shows till it is spoken. "Acknowledge me in all thy
Truth is Peace itself. They who
suffer are not in peace; then they have not spoken Truth. We
desire peace. The desire is a promise (promissum), that we may
have peace by saying that we have it already.
Some object that it seems as if they are
telling a lie, by saying they are not in pain or trouble, when they are
in agony and groaning.
Jesus of Nazareth did exactly that.
When He was on the cross, not yet dead in the flesh, according to
belief, He said "It is finished." He did not prove that
His necessity for going through torture was past until He said it was
past or finished.
"The word was God - and without Him
was not anything made that was made." That is, nothing is
proved until the word about it was spoken. Nothing shows up, or
out, or forth, till we speak the word with authority, that it is so.
If you are desolate or lonely, or desire
reconciliation with loved ones, the desire is a promise that there is
love and companionship awaiting you. Love is still Principle,
invisible; speak it into outward showing. In this still, invisible
Presence is everything you desire; say understandingly that it is
already received by you. The time of its coming will be slow or
quick according to your understanding; never mind the time of your
Stick to the word of Truth; talk about it as
already here, although no one may see it. "You shall
receive." It is the law of the externalizing power of the
word. You may speak it silently or audibly. If you speak it
audibly, people may think you are mad or foolish. It is better to
speak these things in the silence, to avoid controversy.
Controversy is the appearance of evil. "Avoid the appearance
of evil." They that know the law can afford to wait on the
Lord, or law.
Do not let anybody or anything beat you down,
or argue you off your basis, whether it is attempted by people in the
body of flesh, or in the belief of an astral body, out of the flesh.
Those out of the flesh are no wiser that those in the flesh, if they say
that the thing you desire cannot be made to come to you.
Some make the mistake of thinking that they
must choose only such blessings as may be best for them. But the
desire in all instances is a hint of the thing we ought to have.
To say that the will of God is to be done, and to submit to it with
certainty that it is good, will in every instance end in the blessing
coming about according to our desires.
To fear that we shall be answered in some other
way is to get the answer in some other way. "The thing I
feared is come upon me." Fear shows externally as things we
do not desire. All troublous circumstances, all physical
imperfections, are out-picturing of false thoughts - thoughts naming a
law other than the perfectly desirable. -
Emma Curtis Hopkins, "Class Lessons of 1888"
Emma Curtis Hopkins, the great American
mystic (1849-1925), brought forth a revelation of Truth that is still
ahead of its time today. Her writings reflect the spiritual
mountain-top of consciousness from which she lived and taught.
Emma revealed a mysticism that was infused with practical application
which provides for us an eternal, yet relevant, interpretation of the
teachings of the Master Mind Jesus. Her work leads the reader from
darkness to light, fear to faith, bondage to freedom and from sense
consciousness to Spiritual Consciousness. She adds to our journey
great clarity, deliberation and love. In so doing, she gives us
the "eyes to see and the ears to hear" what the Wisdom of the
Ages has prepared for us.
On this occasion of Father's Day, 2006, it is
important to know that "desire" is "of the Father"
... and it is the Father's good pleasure to give to us the desires of
our heart. Father, meaning provider, is the energy of Creation ...
and It has created desires within us to experience a greater Good ...
and supports us in achieving, attaining, and accomplishing the desires
of our heart ... and we know from the great work of Emma Curtis Hopkins
... that's what God has to do with it!
So It Is!