For, lo, he that formeth the mountains and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name.

Amos 4:13

From Him is the seed of all things, and it is He that upholds the Earth with all her mobile and immobile creatures.


The Atman (the real self) is permanent, eternal and therefore existence itself.

Raja Yoga

The great prophet Amos tells us that The God of hosts is the name of the Power that forms the mountains, creates the winds, and declares Its presence in the sanctuary of our own thought.  This poetical description of Spirit brings a sense of lightness, of peace and of transcendent joy.  He seems to have lifted the load of life in his declaration that the Spirit treads upon the high places of the earth.  This transcendent thought of God should ever be with us, and, like Jesus, we should walk over the waves of human disturbance rather than being submerged by them.  Again, our lesson tells us that the Atman, which means the real self, is eternal and permanent, and here the text swings into the profound observation that Spirit exists within Itself.  This has a definite meaning in demonstration.  Life does not depend upon something outside itself, but immediately precipitates itself in our experience when we recognize it.  It is this divine recognition which gives us transcendent power and we may rely upon this law for it is absolute.  “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth.”

There is a subtle power within me, the essence of Spirit.  I am sustained.  I am guided.  I am kept in the way of peace, prosperity and joy.  Every atom of my being is vibrant with life, alive with deathless self-existence.  There is something within me today which sings a celestial song, which exalts.  This song finds its echo in everything I do, causing the deaf to hear, the blind to see, and awakens the paralysis of fear into life and action.



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



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