I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

I John 2:21

This is God your Lord; All power is His: But the gods ye call on beside Him have no power over the husk of a date stone!

The Koran

However anxious you may be, you will not save (yourself).  The perfect men of old first had (what they wanted to do) in themselves, and afterwards they found (the response to it) in others.

The texts of Taoism

There is no power, presence or person outside the Divine.  God not only is, He is also One.  Our lesson from the Koran says that a belief in any opposite to the One has no power, even as darkness has no power over light.  God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness. To believe in the Light is to dispel the darkness.  A knowledge of good overcomes evil.  The consciousness of abundance dispels want and pours the contents of the Horn of Plenty into our uplifted bowl of acceptance. John tells us that there is no lie in the truth.  The truth never contradicts itself; it never denies us our good; it evermore proclaims the Divine Presence in everything, through everything and around everything.  If God is Allness, then there is no otherness.  Kwang-Tze tells us that anxiety will not save us, because anxiety is unbelief.  Jesus also tells us to take no anxious thought for tomorrow.  The Chinese sage said that perfected men find that they already have everything within themselves, after which they discover the same in others.  This corresponds to the teaching of Jesus that the blind cannot lead the blind.  We must know the truth about ourselves before we can know it about others.  This is the lesson.

I know that the truth is in me, perfect and complete.  I know that I manifest the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  I know that the truth makes me free.  Today it frees me from the burden of care and anxiety.  Every form of fear, every sense of burden is dropped from my consciousness and I walk the way of truth lightly, joyously.


Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker



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