Obedience to law means that we will not just have a belief about these dynamics and these potencies that God wields in the operation of His laws throughout the cosmos. We will be obedient, not from a sense of duty any longer, but from a sense that we would be in rhythm with the laws. A wonderful thing happens when we are in perfect agreement, even with our tests that show us what we have yet to conquer. We must be in perfect agreement, for the Law teaches us that "Love is the fulfilling of the Law." Love is like the force which enables the aeroplane to transcend the downward pull of gravity.
Respectful obedience or use of spiritual principles is not enough. We need to love the justice, impersonality, and exactness of the Laws. We are not graduated from levels of experience until we fulfill the law in love.
Take a moment and reflect on the natural laws that you have studied and seen evidence of in your life. Flower says that we need to love the justice, impersonality, and exactness of the Laws. What love can you feel in this way?
The truism, "When the fruit is ripe it will fall," applies to the principle of Proper Timing. A self-appointed time works from within all things. Everything will progress from seed to flower or from birth to a greater rebirth, and we cannot interfere with the timing of the alternations. Should there be any condition under which events can be quickened, it would originate in our preparedness. Thus, if we labor to be ready in consciousness, character, health, and circumstances, our preparedness will bring about a commissioning, or a maturing of purpose. "Whenever the student is ready the Master will appear," spoke Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. Do not mistake the call to preparation for the call to serve.
Many times we are unwilling to see relationships come to a close. The Law of Timing affects our personal lives, our prayers, our seed thoughts and their harvesting period. There is a timing too, of purpose, of friendship, of our mission in life, and of humanity's progress in a group sense. When we realize this we do not become discouraged or impatient. We do not try to interfere with the Law. We say to the Eternal Parent Source, "Thou knowest my need and that for which I desire to prepare myself. Therefore, according to Thy timing will I train myself to be content."
We must respect the Law of Timing when a loved one is called to Higher Spheres through transition. Our trust in the law helps us to discipline ourselves-enables us to free our loved ones, and to know that Love is mathematically attuned to everyone we have ever loved. Love will draw us to those persons again on the inner levels when we follow them into the higher regions of Light.
Does it not always come down to God's timing? This to me speaks of our trust in God. It often helps me to think of the immensity of God which sees the all in all of my life and beyond. I am only able to see a minute fraction of this. If I can release my idea of how God should fix things into this knowing of God, I can learn to trust God's solution over my own. Flower suggested we say to the Eternal Parent Source, "Thou knowest my need and that for which I desire to prepare myself. Therefore, according to Thy timing will I train myself to be content." Write this in your journal and reflect on it's meaning for you.
Another principle which bears constant recollection is that rule by which we are allowed use only through constructive and appreciative care. If our use of things is careless or abusive the right to them shall be withdrawn from us.
That is true of any apparatus we use, true of everything on the physical and subjective planes. Only by good, intelligent, and appreciative use shall we earn the right to persistent control, or utilization, of theses privileges and opportunities we know.
Within the Creative Silence which surrounds us is a Reservoir of All-that-is. It is the Source of all we could ever need or desire. Much from this Repository could be channeled to us were we aware of the principles by which this realization could take place. To know and to use rightly forces by which we can fully and intelligently direct our growth should be one of our basic endeavors.
Knowledge protects as well as empowers. We are to be conveyors, transmitters, and transformers for the Good in even the most trivial incidents of living.
The all-knowing Self within liberates and enlightens us. This Self respects and utilizes spiritual laws understandingly, practicing confidence and patients in their outcome. Paul claimed, "The law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ." (Galatians 3:24)
At first, when the Laws affect us, we are troubled by the adverse reactions which return to us. Later, however, our conscience awakens, then discrimination; then we learn deeper respect for the Laws. Finally we come to a complete agreement with them and intelligent use of them.
As we apply the Schoolmaster's Wisdom, we see poverty changed by the use of faith; we learn to apply the Law of Peace, or Equilibrium, to discord, nervousness, restlessness, and fear. In self-forgetfulness, a new power emerges from within and is released, and as we respect the laws new elevations are achieve. Thus, we begin to understand what it means to be spiritually levitated in consciousness.
Isaiah's words show what the use of laws intends. He said, "The work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effects of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever." In metaphysical schools we know that righteousness means "right-use-ness of principles." Is it not true that according to the right-use-ness of our spiritual training and teaching, according to the right-use-ness laws, we come to inner peace? Through the right use of all that we know we find inner equilibrium and the assurance of steadfast improvement. At last through great reliance on spiritual dynamics, we do not strain or force ambitiously. We let the laws take care of all things as we are in alignment with them. Thus, at last, man becomes liberated from lashings of time and the limitations that his body knows. He comes into a new sense of freedom because he knows that in consciousness he can ascend above them. The day will arrive when his strong, controlled consciousness will lift up his entire environment , every gift within him and the world he knows-to ever higher degrees of attunement with the Living Presence of God.
Journal your impressions of your work with the use of Spiritual Laws.
What questions do you have?
As you feel led, please email your impressions and/or questions to truenorthclass [at] gmail.com with Lesson 13 as the subject heading.
In a few weeks, I will anonymously compile these impressions and send them out for everyone in True North to see. I will also work with the ministers of Questhaven to answer the questions or find responses from Flower to them.
Here is a beautiful talk which highlights our importance to ever awaken to spiritual truths by Rev. Myrna Triggs, a long time student of Flower Newhouse and her work. This is a good talk to help us deepen our appreciation for God's Wisdom.
Blessings of ever increasing wisdom,
Reverend Blake Isaac
We are now beginning the approach to Christmas. We will be taking a slight break in classes while we focus on lessons of love for the Advent season. We have one more chapter to go on spiritual integration. We will begin those lessons in January.
M19 Find the card entitled Esoteric Meditation (M19). Practice this meditation to place yourself in greater alignment with the will of God. Expand your appreciation for the spiritual laws that govern the universe and your life. Lift your full trust to the creativity, wisdom, and love of the Divine Creator of all things. Bring your awareness to Christ and the Light servers (Angels, Masters, Logi) who work with God to make these laws a reality for you and your responsibility to meet them willingly.
May the skies of the Eternal open to include you, and may you live within the boundlessness of the Everlasting.
Questions and answers with Flower A. Newhouse (excerpted from Here Are Your Answers, Volumes I, II and III)
Is not much esoteric knowledge superfluous to our present needs and purposes?
In reply to this question, I am reminded of Benjamin Franklin's answer to the query, "Of what use is the knowledge that lightning is electrical in nature?" "Of what use is a child?" pondered Franklin; and then went on to answer his own question. "He may grow into a man!"
In colleges and universities, men are filled with instruction in order that, having learned the principles; they might practice law and medicine. All knowledge is gathered for use. We should learn just as much about the Divine Plan underlying life, as we do about the history, geography, government, and commerce of our nation.
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Unit 3: The Armor of Spiritual Life
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The life and writings of Flower A. Newhouse are those of a Christian mystic, and her insights into the inner realms of life provide us with a path to wholeness that she called "Living the Life." These teachings are not doctrine, but a practical guide to the direct, immediate experience of God. Flower's mission was also to reawaken humanity to the reality of angels, a work she began with her first book in 1937, and added to in many published writings and in recorded lectures.
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Seeing Divine Life in All Things Material and Interior
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by Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
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Audio recordings of past sermons.
Apr 7 I have come to bring fire on Earth: Christ Our Enlightener
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Apr 14 The I Ching: Ancient and Modern Wisdom
Apr 21 The Mystical Gifts of Personal Retreats
Rev. Lucy Wold
Apr 28 The Inner Purpose and Meaning of the Lord's Prayer
Rev. Blake Isaac
May 5 Living a Christ-filled Life
Rev. Hal Lingerman
May 12 The Many Expressions of Motherhood
Rev. Elizabeth Wood
May 19 Expanding Our Perception: Learning to Listen
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
May 26 The Continuity of Life
Captain Dan Willis
Jun 2 The Importance of Spiritual Travel
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jun 9 Expanding our Understanding of the Healing Ways of Jesus
Rev. Miara Wiltshire
Jun 16 Christ's Beatitudes: Finding Harmony of Male and Female
Rev. Hal Lingerman
Jun 23 Vernal Retreat: Expanding Our Perception: Learning to See
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Jun 30 The Law of Freedom
Rev. Myrna Triggs
Jul 7 The Inner Influence of Our Zodiac Signs
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jul 14 Life's Lessons and Legacies
Jul 21 Living the Lord's Prayer: A Sharing of Lawrence Newhouse
Rev. Hal Lingerman
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Finding Your True North Classes are held each Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Academy. These classes are designed to help us find ways into God's Presence, using Flower A. Newhouse's western approach to meditation. Early lessons were posted online at /findtruenorth.
Wisdom Classes are led by Rev. Blake Isaac and held on alternating Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m. in Chapelito.
Pranic Healing Clinics are conducted on the first Sunday of each month in the Questahven Academy from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn more at pranichealingsd.com.
PanEuRhythmy is danced most early mornings near the Labyrinth. This dance-exercise-meditation opens us to the presence and power of Spirit within ourselves and the universe. Learn more at paneurhythmy.us.
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