If you want to express yourself or do anything intensely enough, dream it, imagine it, and believe in it,
and you will make contact with the Divine Power, and it will be so.
Broaden Your Horizons
“There is a world within; a world of thought and feeling and power, of light and life and beauty. Although this world is invisible, its forces are mighty.
The world without is a reﬂection of the world within, for what appears in our outer life springs from within. The world within contains inﬁnite Wisdom, inﬁnite Power, inﬁnite Supply of all that is necessary—all of which are waiting for unfoldment, development and expression.”
“Harmony in our inner world will be demonstrated by harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, and the best of everything in our outer world. This harmony is the foundation of health, and it is essential to all greatness, all power, all attainment, all achievement, and all success.
Our inner world is the practical one and it is here that men and women of power generate courage, hope, enthusiasm, conﬁdence, trust and faith. It is here that they also obtain the intelligence and practical skill to see the vision and make the vision real.”
Growth & Transformation
Watching how Nature works, we see that growth happens in increments, little by little, not all at once. You can’t force or hurry it—it takes time for things to grow and blossom. So it is important to appreciate every bit of progress we make and not get discouraged. Just take it step by step!
With all the ups and downs along the way, we may go through some “dark nights of the Soul” before reaching our cherished goals. But once you get through it, the rewards are worth it!
Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new,
of the good for the better.
We cannot receive while clinging tenaciously to what we have. One can learn to relax, loosen their grip, and let the old gradually fade away. If we stay open and receptive then suddenly we realize we have reached our goal!
According to the great Master, Rebazar Tarz: “Difficulties, unharmonious conditions and obstacles indicate that we are refusing higher planes and broader visions.
Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until you absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth. You gain permanent strength exactly to the extent of the effort required to overcome your difficulties.”
“The man who succeeds, however great or small his aim, is he who refuses to be discouraged by discouragement, who refuses to give up when faced with disappointments, deadlocks and delays. He is a part of the Supreme, and as that—the Truth—he can do the impossible.”
Spirit, the great teacher, is everywhere, all around us, and when asked, can help point the way for each of us. However, the answers may come in unexpected ways and not always in the timeframe we expect. Sometimes, Spirit in its wisdom brings something entirely different—better than we could have ever imagined ourselves.
“As soon as you open your consciousness to Spirit… miracles begin to come into your life. It will do things absolutely, irrespective of your present conditions for the betterment of yourself and the whole of humanity. It is in no way constrained or constricted by your present condition and circumstances. The whole point here is that Spirit can lift you out of the very circumstances which are restraining your life and set you down in different and better circumstances.”
It is the miracle of Spirit!
Not only is it “helping you materially, but It is unloosing the shackles of that which has put chains on your spirit and holds you to this world.”
“One should not be troubled about future conditions because the power of Spirit is working through each of us and for each of us… so we can fully trust it to open the way as we go along in life.
It is not necessary to force issues. Allow them to grow naturally, knowing that they are doing so under the guidance of Spirit.“
“The passions of the worldly life are like heavy clouds which shut out the wisdom, like they shut out the sun entirely, or obscure the brilliancy of its light.
They may be compared to a violent wind which agitates the surface of the water so that it cannot reflect the splendor of the skies above, to the envelope of the butterfly which deprives it of liberty, and to the shell of certain fruits which prevent their fragrance from diffusing itself abroad.”
Yet we know the butterfly gnaws its way through its envelope, makes itself a passage and wings its way into space—thus conquering air, light and liberty; so it is with Soul.
Excerpts from: The Flute of God, Paul Twitchell, 1969; Universal Key, Darwin Gross, 1988; Dialogues with the Master, Paul Twitchell, 1970; The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad Book 2, Paul Twitchell, 1971