All Things Exist

Neville 05-24-1968

ALL THINGS EXIST

“All that you behold, though it appears without, it is within, in your imagination ofwhich this world ofmortality

is but a shadow.”

(WilliamBlake)

The world of imagination is infinite and eternal, whereas the world of generation is finite and temporary. In

that eternalworld, the permanent realities of everything exist. Their reflections are here, cast in a glass called

nature.

“The oak is cut down by the ax

And the lamb falls by the knife,

But their eternal forms exist forever,

And are renewed by the seed of contemplative thought.”

(WilliamBlake)

The permanent realities of an extinct bird, animal, or fish, live! They can be resurrected and externalized by

the seed of your contemplative thought, for everything lives within you!

This world of generation I call the world of Caesar should not be neglected, as it is an important aspect of

reality, even though it is only a shadow. Scripture urges us to revise, to forgive, and change our thoughts,

thereby changing the conditions of our life. This is how it is done.

A friend recently wrote saying: “Three weeks ago a friend called, saying he was afraid he was going to be

fired. I instantly revised his call. Hearing his voice bubbling with excitement, he told me how he had been

praised for his work and I felt the thrill of rejoicing with him. Today he came to my office and said the very

words I heard inmy imagination.

“This morning, while dressing I was thinking about an ad I was working on which carried the name of a very

prominent man in San Francisco. As I ran the ad through my mind I said to myself, I want to put the word

‘Mister’ before his name. I did it and it felt right. I made a mental note to do it when I arrived at the office,

and promptly dropped the thought. That afternoon the man called, asking that I insert ‘Mister’ before his

name – not in the ad, but in a radio commercialwhere his name was used.”

Thenmy friend added this thought: “I stand in awe at the operation of this law. You asked about the little pig

I saw. He was small, but fat, and the way I amstuffing himtoday, in no time at all he will be so large he will

fill this room.

For those who are not familiar with this symbol, the pig is the symbol of Christ, the power and wisdom of

God. Every time you exercise your imagination lovingly on behalf of another or yourself, you are feeding

Jesus Christ. My friend is stuffing his pig, because every moment of time he is alert and putting this law into

practice.

Now a lady wrote, saying: “I found myself looking at an enormous building at the edge of a vast body of

water where your classes were held. A man at my side asked: ‘How do the students get to the classes?’

Pointing to another student who was walking on the water towards her destination I answered: ‘That’s how it

is done.’” “Unwilling to accept my answer the man said: ‘But how do you do it?’ and I confessed: ‘I have

placed stones just below the water.’ Then the scene changed and I am with a friend who said: ‘I am

pregnant.’ Shocked, because I knew she had no husband I asked: ‘By whom?’ and before she could

answer, I awoke.

“Three nights later I found myself in a very large building containing a theater, where you were the one actor

who was playing every part. As you assumed the role of the blind man, I realized there was no one to lead

you, so I ran to help. As we walked, we came upon a young boy sound asleep. Then you said: ‘I told himto

meditate and he has fallen asleep again.’

“The scene changed, and I am viewing paper decorations hanging above a door. I reached up to pull them

down, when an enormous wind caught me and I felt as though I was borne in the arms of a very strongman

and awoke saying, ‘I love thee, O Lord.’”

This marvelous series of dreams revealed much. This lady admitted crossing the water while walking on a

solid foundation. Now the Bible is a parable from beginning to end, and water is the symbol of its

psychological truth. The literal interpretation of a parable is solid as a rock. When the meaning behind the

parable is discovered, the stone is rolled away and the water found. However if a little solid reality in this

world is desired while playing with this psychological truth, it becomes stepping-stones below the water.

Loving what is heard is not enough. One must be willing to go all out and walk on the water. Instead, feeling

she must be practical as she was living in a world of reality where rent must be paid, food bought, and clothes

purchased, she is unable to walk by faith at the present time.

Let me give you a definition that came to me concerning the word faith. Faith is the subjective appropriation

of an objective hope. When my friend revised the first telephone conversation, he subjectively appropriated

what he hoped would objectify for his friend. He remained faithful to his imaginal act, and confirmation came.

Do as my friend does, and you will experience the glorious sensation of walking on the water in your mystical

world. Inmy own case I was pulled by a wonderful goose, the symbol of the Holy Spirit. Having lassoed him

with a silver chain – the symbol of knowledge – he propelled me over this fabulous water. This is He who will

lead you into all things, as recorded in the 14th chapter of the Book of John.

The lady saw the protean man when she saw me playing all the parts. As the dreamer of the dream, she has

been impregnated by the one she spoke to when she awoke, saying: “I love thee, O Lord.” Mary did not

know the name of the one who impregnated her, yet it was the same Lord, the same I AM.

In this lady’s dream she was so brutally honest with herself when the man insisted that she tell him how she

crossed the water. She could have said she walked on the water. Instead she told him exactly how it was

done, thereby admitting to herself that she has not gone all out and lived by the law, but has a little anchor on

the side, in the event it doesn’t work.

In Barbados we have a saying: “I have a hind-claw,”meaning there is some money tucked away in the bank,

a little income from the family, or something I can fall back on just in case. We have these beach crabs on the

island that are almost impossible to catch. Running at top speed, the crab can run right over a precipice and

disappear. If you followed himyou would break your neck in the fall, but the crab has a hind-claw that stops

his fall. He grabs the earth just below the surface, and there the crab can pause and get his breath before

climbing back and entering the race again. I urge you not to have a hind-claw. Be for me or against me, but

be one way or the other.

Now, I want to share an experience of a lady who wrote, saying: “About a year ago I was deeply concerned

for mymother. While lying on my bed, I began to imagine her face radiantly happy, and hear her tellme she

had never known such happiness before. As I listened, I heard my name whispered softly three times.

“Startled, I raised myself off the pillow to see you standing in mid-air. Dressed in a gray suit, you smiled,

raised your arms, and removed the eyes from your head. Then you came over and calling me brother, you

pressed them into my eyes. Bending your head, I watched it grow transparent and enormous in size. Then I

saw that every living thing in the universe was there. You straightened up, and as you did your head returned

to its normal size. Again, raising your right hand, you took off the top of your head and handed it to me,

where I saw the greenest of green grass growing there, and you vanished.”

Yes, I called this lady brother advisedly, for regardless of the sex worn here, we are immortal brothers, all of

us. So I say: “Go unto my brothers and say to them, ‘I have ascended unto my God and your God, unto my

Father and your Father.

It was over a year ago when I placed my eyes into her sockets and gave her sight. Now she has become the

incurrent eyewitness. In her vision she saw a long table. A man dressed in the white robe of a judge, carrying

a gavel in his hand, entered the room. Looking directly at her, the gavel hit the table and he said: “I pronounce

you the incurrent eyewitness.”

The word incurrent means, giving passage to a current that flows inward. This lady is now so conditioned that

I can reveal all things to her so that she can know the truth of the statement: “All that you behold, though it

appears without it is within, in your Imagination, of which this world of mortality is but a shadow.” She saw

that every living thing was contained inmy immortal head. Destroy the garment I now wear or anything inmy

world and I will reproduce it again, for my immortal head cannot be destroyed.

Start now to practice what the Bible calls repentance, which is a radical change of attitude. No matter what it

is, if it does not conform to your ideal change it by subjectively appropriating your goal. Remain faithful to it

and no earthly power can keep you fromattaining it.

Go all out and walk on the water! Don’t be like Peter, whose understanding told himimagination didn’t make

sense (symbolized as his feet), or you will drown in the sea of illusion. Imagination, speaking to his faith, said:

“Peter, come,” and as Peter walked, he looked down to see how this was possible, and sank. My friend,

who did not look down, walked on the water in the direction of his wish fulfilled – and it was.

All of the Bible stories will be fulfilled literally on different levels of your being. You will experience them all,

because you are Jesus Christ. Blake tells us so beautifully: “Desires and perceptions of Man, untaught by

anything but organs of sense must be limited to objects of sense; therefore, God becomes Man thatManmay

become God.”

If you only knew what your organs of sense reveal, you would never perceive anything beyond them. It

would be horrible to remain an organ of sense and never transcend it. But God brought creation with him

when he became humanity, and you are here to awaken to that fact! If God did not become you, you would

be an animated body, limited to all that your sense organs would reveal. But having become you, God is

awakening and will give you desires and their fulfillments, far beyond the wildest dreams of those who are still

limited to the organs of sense.

When Blake said: “All that you behold, though it appears without, it is within you,” he meant it. Being an

incurrent eyewitness like my friend, Blake saw God’s mystery of salvation clearly.

I urge you to exercise your divine right by using your imagination. Be like my friend who is now consciously

feeding his pig. Every moment of time you have the opportunity to feed your pig. When someone phones to

tell of their misfortune, revise their words. Go about your business of creation on the inside, and do not do a

thing on the outside. Use your imagination and let your words come into being!

All things are possible to you, because you are all imagination and imagination creates reality. Knowing what

you want, imagine you have it. Knowing what you want to be, imagine you are it. Subjectively appropriate

your objective hope and you have assumed a virtue you did not have. Ask no one to help, and do not feel

below the water for something to fall back on if imagination doesn’t work. Instead, learn to count on your

true Self, who is Jesus Christ!

Jesus, your own wonderful human imagination, is your hope of glory, and there is no other Christ. Defined as

God’s power and wisdom, Imagination is in travail until Christ is formed in you. On that day your history will

be changed from BC to AD, and every year thereafter will be the year of the Lord. Having been formed in

you, Christ is born, and the words of Isaiah become yours: “For to you a child is born and a son is given. The

government shall then be upon your shoulders, and you will be the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. And of your reign there shall be no end.”

Start now to look upon the great mystery of creation as the subjective appropriation of your objective hope.

Dwell upon my words. Put them into practice, and you will experience their fulfillment, for all things exist

within you!

Now let us go into the silence.

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