All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.  John 1:3

His being is conceiving of all things and making (them)… He even makes all things, in heaven, in air, in earth, in deep, in all of cosmos, in every part that is and that is not of everything.  For there is naught in all the world that is not He.  Thrice-Greatest Hermes

There is naught whatsoever higher than I … All this is threaded on Me, as rows of pearls on a string.  The Bhagavad-Gita

All things are threaded on the Divine, “like rows of pearls on a string.”  Spiritual intuition tells us that beauty is at the root of everything.  Ugliness is its suppositional opposite.  We must sense not the opposite but the Reality. “For there is naught in all the world that is not He.”  This means that God is in and through everything.  It is this Divine Presence which we are to recognize.  For every apparent opposite we are to supply a spiritual sense that is transcendent of the form which the material sense has created.  In this way one can look at, in and through a difficulty or a difficult situation, until he perceives the truth at the very center of its being.  Thus the devil, that is, evil or false appearance, is transmuted into an angel of light, for there is naught beside Him.  If everything enduring and true comes from God, the Creator, then we may be certain that no matter what the appearance is, the reality is always perfect.  This is why Jesus tells us to judge not according to appearances, but to judge righteously.  We shall always judge righteously when our knowledge is based upon the certainty of the Divine Presence, perfect at the center of everything.

Today I recognize that I am a perfect being, living under perfect conditions, knowing that the good alone is real.  I shall also know that good alone is the only thing that has any power either to act or to react.  Everything that I do, say or think today, shall be done, said or thought from the spiritual viewpoint of God in everything.

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

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