4/30/2012 12:53 PM

Posted by Gerry on April 30th, 2012

Life and the events
It is both more and less than
It appears to be

Final Installment of the Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood

Posted by Gerry on April 23rd, 2012

The first installment with the introduction is here.

The twelfth installment is here.

It was promised that in obedience to the words given you would be protected and held together, held from your own scatterings
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…It is necessary to keep joyous in understanding love, to keep faithful because that is where your heart is, inspired, transcended that you may know yourself as a child of the Creator. When you affirm this joyous and indomitable resolution and keep yourself involuntarily within yourself, calm, sure, undismayed, unafraid – then you will not scatter and be at the mercy of the violences and the jealousies, the humiliations and dullness of stupid events.
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The time has come for you to march against this tide of darkness and carry your lighted lamps quietly, steadily …. Come in where you belong and give this tragic world the infinite qualities of spirit when you let it have its way with you as channels for joy, beauty and truth. You are spiritual beings, you are great and noble people when you are your divine selves.
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All the great works and wonders that the Creator has ever wrought, … or even the Creator with all the Creator’s goodness, can never make me blessed, but only in so far as they exist and are done and loved, known, tasted, and felt within me.
Theologica Germanica, 1497
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The simplest metaphor is that you are a lamp, for you can become illumined and the invisible rays of light that shine through your even fitful awareness, then touch elements of which you have no knowledge.

…We fitfully hold in awareness the illuminating spirit.

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Do not be self conscious about self discipline for then it is easy to become self-righteous. The advice is, take action but be silent, for the real purpose is to awaken your faculties to a clean awareness of the reality of the Spirit. Let everything you do be toward that goal – everything. But for the sake of your personal lives do no do it too eagerly, do it silently, easily as breathing and thoughtfully. Fast from too much talk (as well as food) in things spiritual; you will be told when to speak.
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You are to be still, tenacious, faithful, that you may be an impersonal channel for the outpouring of wisdom and peace. As one said, “When you meditate upon not only your listening mind but the other door of your mind as well so that eternal love streams out as fast as it comes in. Store nothing. Go into the calm and luminous silence to renew, but stay in the soil of your life for your strength. Do not waste time asking for peace; get more fearless peace into your souls, then you will be some good – and peace will follow.”
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When you walk in immortality there is neither big nor little, and when you “deny yourself” by making clear the way for the Spirit, you are giving light to the world – giving it when, of yourself, you do nothing. What is asked of you is to keep the light burning brightly in quietness and to carry your illumination with you always.

Lift your hearts high above the storms of hatred and fear. A great role can be yours if you will be simple, and in all tenderness and love and assurance we ask you again to stand in the light and not waiver. Keeping your emotional centers where they belong is your safety and in so doing you help profoundly in the regeneration that will come to pass.

Love within is the beginning of all things, and you are forever beginning.
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Nothing can release you so much as your awareness and sense of oneness with the presence of the Creator.
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The gift of beauty
Leave all quietly to God
My soul only joy.

Melt into the invisible serenity of the Creator in you and the healing rays will go forth doing the works.
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Those who can find safe haven in the spiritual awareness of their own godhood, awareness of the Spirit within them not only stand near to the love of the Creator but lift the race with them. Whenever you draw near to the secret place (of inner connection with our Creator) you do not go entirely alone; you take mankind with you…. By the healing and renewing of your own spirit you send out light to all consciousness.
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Your awareness should not be a divided thing, feeling he Creator one time and then having long intervals of forgetfulness. It is rather that you feel the Creator within you, beside you and about you actually while in different environments. Keep the contact if you can as an undertone or overtone; carry your stillness with you.
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Be dismayed by nothing. Keep this inward contact secure in your outward living; for this is being in the ark of salvation, and this is the way to keep yourselves channels for the Spirit to pour through to those who walk in darkness. Hold your light high by being faithful and abiding in all you have learned of enlightenment.
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Each one has to go through the process of finding out that the fight with materialism and all the cyclical forces, is one where he or she fights alone, and the fight is choosing the ideas or awakening to the idea; and new ideas are always painful to the unspiritual.

If you approach the spiritual growth by planning you will delay your progress.

What are you trying to bring forth is a living consciousness of oneness with the Creator.

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The quietness is a steadying strength not of our own making though of our own accepting; and what is given forth from it is felt also.

Your dominion over yourself and the circumstances of your life can be glorious if you keep your center clean, illumined and still in immortal silence. Here is selflessness, here is revealed true knowledge, wisdom, power, and courage; the dignity of courage which is loyal to that which is not your human self. You will be given divine strategy in dealing with seemingly hopeless difficulties.
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Down through the ages humans have attempted to hold a half awakened consciousness to the nearness of the presence of that which beats the heart and gives us life. Naked you are born, and naked you die; it is seldom realized that naked and defenseless you live.
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I tell you that the Spirit can overcome the sword and pain and sorrow. The Spirit, completely realized, will guide and protect you and lead you through all dangers; it will give you strength, power, and inward peace. This is the reward of eternal vigilance, of realization of the Creator as your constant companion.
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Cathedral City, California,  Fountain of Life

All that you have ever been told, all that you have sensed of the Spirit is reduced to the simple instruction…. Keep in touch with your divine companion in all the ways of your life.

080308 Albee Creek Redwoods - God's summer home

Oh listen, listen, listen all the day through.
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Twelfth Installment of the Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood

Posted by Gerry on April 9th, 2012

The first installment with the introduction is here.

The eleventh installment is here.

The mystery of each person’s life is not revealed at once, but day by day, little by little, and, only to the seeker.
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The next and final installment is here.

Rosemary of February

Walk confidently carrying your dawn with you. Within you is the dawn, within you is the light, within you is the freedom, therefore with eye turned inward you are safe. …And the far reaching of the Light you trust in is boundless, and unknown to you as you sit here in this hour, in this century, in this universe.
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You must not trouble yourself with whys and wherefores because it is a waste of time.
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Every individual has within themselves a great part to play. Let no one think he or she is too small, too insignificant. For the power of the kingdom of heaven, when you make way for it to pour though as a channel in the stillness of disciplined and controlled emotion, cannot be measured. There is nothing too great, nor nothing too small for the part you play.
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Everyone has a divine spark and it is realized for the most part, but also forgotten often.
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Bring this light within you into your eyes and hands and feet; into your comings and goings; into every small effort, for the more you use it the more wonderful will be your reward.

The quiet effort is toward awareness, keeping cool and unruffled in perfect faith, in celestial stillness – in your daily lives.

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No one faces reality with more profound awareness than the person who looks upon it with the eyes of compassion that see through the wrong to the invincible right brooding near, waiting to be used, to pour out itself in abundant joy. “Of myself I can do nothing.” Abide in the Creator’s presence and bring this peace nearer than the despair of the world.
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Selflessness is a more-of-God-ness.
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There is a strange place in the thick realm between the hearing of the word and the assimilation of it – the acting upon it.
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You always loved the truth and it is strong stuff. We are trying to say that the beautiful, childlike thing to do is exquisitely joyful – hold yourself in a listening attitude and be artists in the Creator. [Or, in other words, be as a brush held in the hand of the Almighty to create art in the world.]
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Here you stand. It is the moment for you to realize that when you open to receive the spirit of the mind of the Creator, you let into this maelstrom of feeling a north wind to cool the heat and clear the skies and to know that you can be a means of bringing sanity and lifting hope.
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In the galaxy of thoughts that makes your mind you have the imagination of the seeing eye, the eye that perceives the invisible. Keep a childlike hopeful knowledge of the unseen goodness and a surety that the divine principle can be reached. Remember that though you may be very small outwardly you can be as the universe – your mind is limitless. Realize your cosmic powers and take time to be a channel for the infinite Spirit to pour through in this great war against the darkness, inertia, and savagery. As you walk your way and go about your daily lives, be measureless, be timeless, be eternal. Thus will you begin at this time, at this place, to fulfill the prophecy, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
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You have never been failed when you have wholeheartedly opened up to receive the Spirit that abides within you; opened to receive it into your mind, into your heart by transmuting all untoward emotions through it.
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All that is asked is an awareness of the Creator’s awareness of you, of the immense love of the Spirit for you. There is no “must” nor effort in this, for once the heart is touched by an awareness of the Creator it is comforted, reassured, and content.
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Another self portrait

The next and final installment is here.

Eleventh installment of Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood

Posted by Gerry on April 5th, 2012

The first installment with the introduction is here.

The tenth installment is here.


The kingdom of all peace and power is within you
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Great and good forces are your companions; you do not walk alone.
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Flowers in March 2012 - Daisies

Be faithful in intent and all you need will be revealed to you.
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Take the dare and converse with God.
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Now is the time of your safe return, Salvation and immortality are already in you. Begin now to know immortality.
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Flowers in March 2012 - About to burst out

Create the atmosphere of achievement in creative expectancy.
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You acquire a strength which will not fail, through the use of your daily companionship with the One who walks with you, whose strength you use, whose power is yours for the asking, whose mightiness is illumination and whose gentleness can make you great.
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In your outer life translate humble things into divine things.
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Flowers in March 2012 - Peek to the sky

So peace be unto your hearts and great stillness and calm. Seek this creative peace within; here there is no struggle. Here are beauty and truth and protection and joy in abundance. Here is order, and here, locked away, is the divine plan. When you dissolve and become still, holy (wholly?) in that oneness with the infinite holiness, the divine plan comes to pass and you are free. You are challenged out there; in here the challenge is defeated. Seek and worship the Creator.
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You are a distinct portion of the essence of the Creator; and contain part of the Creator in yourself. Epictetus, A.D. 50
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There is nothing wrong with the human race except destructive emotions
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When you close your eyes and turn to the silence of the divine darkness you will have a sense of spaciousness without boundary, the timelessness of the joyous instant and the light of a new day.
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“Meditation is the clarifier of a beclouded mind.” The Tibetan Doctrine
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The thing expected of you, through your final realization of all that has been told to you, is to use your imagination so that you will not allow any separation from the Spirit by withdrawing into forgetfulness…. That does not mean that you are to think of nothing else – it is an attitude of mind. Bring everything to the high quality of spirit. Do not take thoughts and problems down into the gloom of materialism nor of negative and despairing solutions.
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If you say, “I have no life except with the spirit within me”, you wear the garment (spirit) through the sordid traffic of the world. And if it is unseen that does not matter to you.
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You can cleanse the body and cleanse the mind by the bright discipline of entertaining light (where “entertaining” means to “hold present”).
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Within this center of infinite quiet and peace lies resolution to action that is born of love and wisdom. Whenever challenged by the horrors or irritations of human living, you know that through the mind you can touch all that is august, deathless beauty and immortality.
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What do you desire above all, above all? Perfect peace of mind, integrity, order, the victory of goodness, honor, joy and eternal love, free from human sentimentality and emotionalism; the high clean impersonal rightness. Well all these are for your asking, not praying, for your accepting and realizing and wanting.

Go your way, step by step. Now is the appointed time to do your part; and your part, as you well know, cannot be done with righteous and breathless rectitude, but by being receptive so that you can be used as a channel, which is part of being a temple of the Spirit. It is the antithesis of noise and dubious fame; be the silent ones, anointed with rod and staff and the scallop shell of quiet and the promise of truth.
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Many people would be impatient if you should tell them that creative action, action based upon spiritual premises, is born in complete stillness, the stillness the inventor and scientist know in the laboratory. Not necessarily the stillness which is merely noiselessness alone but this intense quiet of drawing upon the source of inspiration.
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Those who go still further within themselves for the answer will find a timeless wisdom and inspiration to be translated into the human need of the moment. [Being still is “not movement, and, it is “still further” moving beyond the present progress.]
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Do not belittle yourself, for this spiritual concept within you is deathless and all powerful, measureless. Therefore when you look through your eyes at immensities know that that which you hold within is more powerful.
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The ignorant are awed by show, the wise are awed by what is not seen, by thought. Hold the concept which encompasses more universes than you are yet aware of and through complete humility of self and your service of faith you will become as yeast in the sodden world of materialism. Though your personal lives seem constricted and humble, it dos not matter.
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This infinite power is only revealed by the denial of self in the true sense and the glorifying of the Light within.
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This spiritual concept within you is deathless and all powerful, measureless (beyond what is seen in all of nature). …. The wise are awed by what is not seen, by thought….. through the complete humility of self and your service of faith you will become as yeast in the sodden world of materialism. Though your personal lives seem constricted and humble it does not matter.
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This infinite power is only revealed by the denial of self in the true sense and the glorifying of the Light within.
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Use this indwelling spirit! The Creator moves in you now through limitless space. Cast off your mooring from the land of fear and doubt; leave the prisons of despair and melancholy and set sail on a guided journey where the stars are in their appointed places and the voyage is true and beautiful and safe.
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Be alert, industrious in the habit of being in His presence. All that is asked of you is to be gloriously happy. Because of your intent you are being filled with healing, vitalizing, sustaining truth and eternal love. You will astonish yourself and if you can see the simplicity of this – the victory is yours.

Watch your every response and thought and bring to yourself a day, even a fraction of a day, when you have kept His presence; for this is the good news of which the prophets spoke, this is what it is all about.
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The next installment is here.

Tahoe Cousins, 2002