Jan 19 2015Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Philippians 2:3,4

Theirs was the fullness of heaven and earth; the more that they gave to others, the more they had. Kwang-Tze

One is the Sense that’s active through them – their passions for each other. ‘Tis Love Himself who worketh the one harmony of all. Thus, therefore, let us sing the praise of God. Thrice-Greatest Hermes

Jesus said, “Give and to you shall be given.” All the great scriptures have been announced this central and transcendent truth, realizing that every act carries with it a sequence, bringing the result of this action back to the self. This is what is meant by Karma, for Karma means the fruit of action. Emerson called it the Law of Compensation, and Jesus proclaimed the same law in his teaching that as we sow, so shall we reap. This is why Kwang-Tse tells us that the more we give to others the more we have. Whitman also refers to this when he says, “The gift is most of the giver and comes back most to him.” This all means the return of the self to itself. The great apostle did not tell us to forget the self, he merely told us to also remember everyone else. That is, we are to see ourselves each in the other and behold God in all. Hermes tells us that when we realize Love as the great harmony, we shall all sing the praise of God. Before we can do this we must perceive this harmony in each other and in everything. Thus, everything which seems separated is united at the root. “Over all, in all and through all,” the “sustaining Beauty” of the inevitable “seed of perfection” to which Browning referred as nestling at the center of our own being.

I see God in everything, personified in all people, manifest in every event. The Spirit is not separated from the person or the event; It unites each to itself, vitalizing each with the energy of Its own being; creating each through Its own divine imagination. I, too, am an instrument of Its perfection, and today I recognize my union which is perfect and complete.

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

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