At Your Command






At Your Command

By Neville

This book contains the very essence of the Principle of Expression. Had I cared to, I could have expanded it

into a book of several hundred pages but such expansion would have defeated the purpose of this book.

Commands to be effective – must be short and to the point: the greatest command ever recorded is found in

the few simple words, “And God said, ‘Let there be light.’”

In keeping with this principle I now give to you, the reader, in these few pages, the truth as it was revealed to



At Your Command

Can man decree a thing and have it come to pass? Most decidedly he can! Man has always decreed that

which has appeared in his world and is today decreeing that which is appearing in his world and shall continue

to do so as long as man is conscious of beingman. Not one thing has ever appeared in man’s world but what

man decreed that it should. This youmay deny, but try as you will you cannot disprove it, for this decreeing is

based upon a changeless principle. You do not command things to appear by your words or loud

affirmations. Such vain repetition is more often than not confirmation of the opposite. Decreeing is ever done

in consciousness. That is; everyman is conscious of being that which he has decreed himself to be. The dumb

man without using words is conscious of being dumb. Therefore he is decreeing himself to be dumb.

When the Bible is read in this light you will find it to be the greatest scientific book ever written. Instead of

looking upon the Bible as the historical record of an ancient civilization or the biography of the unusual life of

Jesus, see it as a great psychological drama taking place in the consciousness ofman.

Claim it as your own and you will suddenly transform your world from the barren deserts of Egypt to the

promised land of Canaan.

Every one will agree with the statement that all things were made by God, and without him there is nothing

made that is made, but what man does not agree upon is the identity of God. All the churches and

priesthoods of the world disagree as to the identity and true nature of God. The Bible proves beyond the

shadow of a doubt that Moses and the prophets were in one hundred per cent accord as to the identity and

nature of God. And Jesus’ life and teachings are in agreement with the findings of the prophets of old. Moses

discovered God to be man’s awareness of being, when he declared these little understood words, “I AM

hath sent me unto you.” David sang in his psalms, “Be still and know that I AM God.” Isaiah declared, “I AM

the Lord and there is none else. There is no God beside me. I girded thee, though thou hast not known me. I

formthe light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I the Lord do all these things.”

The awareness of being as God is stated hundreds of times in the New Testament. To name but a few: “I

AM the shepherd, I AM the door; I AM the resurrection and the life; I AM the way; I AM the Alpha and

Omega; I AM the beginning and the end”; and again, “Whomdo you say that I AM?”

It is not stated, “I, Jesus, amthe door. I, Jesus amthe way,” nor is it said, “Whom do you say that I, Jesus,

am?” It is clearly stated, “I AM the way.” The awareness of being is the door through which the

manifestations of life pass into the world of form.

Consciousness is the resurrecting power – resurrecting that which man is conscious of being. Man is ever

out-picturing that which he is conscious of being. This is the truth that makes man free, for man is always

self-imprisoned or self-freed.

If you, the reader, will give up all of your former beliefs in a God apart from yourself, and claimGod as your

awareness of being – as Jesus and the prophets did – you will transformyour world with the realization that,

“I and my father are one.” This statement, “I and my father are one, but my father is greater than I,” seems

very confusing – but if interpreted in the light of what we have just said concerning the identity of God, you

will find it very revealing. Consciousness, being God, is as ‘father.’ The thing that you are conscious of being

is the ‘son’ bearing witness of his ‘father.’ It is like the conceiver and its conceptions. The conceiver is ever

greater than his conceptions yet ever remains one with his conception. For instance; before you are conscious

of being man, you are first conscious of being. Then you become conscious of beingman. Yet you remain as

conceiver, greater than your conception – man.

Jesus discovered this glorious truth and declared himself to be one with God – not a God that man had

fashioned. For he never recognized such a God. He said, “If any man should ever come, saying, ‘Look here

or look there,’ believe them not, for the kingdom of God is within you.” Heaven is within you. Therefore,

when it is recorded that “He went unto his father,” it is telling you that he rose in consciousness to the point

where he was just conscious of being, thus transcending the limitations of his present conception of himself,

called ‘Jesus.’

In the awareness of being all things are possible, he said, “You shall decree a thing and it shall come to

pass.” This is his decreeing – rising in consciousness to the naturalness of being the thing desired. As he

expressed it, “And I, if I be lifted up, I shall draw all men unto me.” If I be lifted up in consciousness to the

naturalness of the thing desired I will draw the manifestation of that desire unto me. For he states, “No man

comes unto me save the father within me draws him, and I and my father are one.” Therefore, consciousness

is the father that is drawing the manifestations of life unto you.

You are, at this verymoment, drawing into your world that which you are now conscious of being. Now you

can see what is meant by, “You must be born again.” If you are dissatisfied with your present expression in

life the only way to change it, is to take your attention away formthat which seems so real to you and rise in

consciousness to that which you desire to be. You cannot serve two masters, therefore to take your attention

fromone state of consciousness and place it upon another is to die to one and live to the other.

The question, “Whomdo you say that I AM?” is not addressed to a man called ‘Peter’ by one called ‘Jesus.’

This is the eternal question addressed to one’s self by one’s true being. In other words, “Whom do you say

that you are?” For your conviction of yourself – your opinion of yourselfwill determine your expression in life.

He states, “You believe in God – believe also in me.” In other words, it is the me within you that is this God.

Praying then, is seen to be recognizing yourself to be that which you now desire, rather than its accepting

formof petitioning a God that does not exist for that which you now desire.

So can’t you see why the millions of prayers are unanswered? Men pray to a God that does not exist. For

instance: To be conscious of being poor and to pray to a God for riches is to be rewarded with that which

you are conscious of being – which is poverty. Prayers to be successful must be claiming rather than begging

– so if you would pray for riches turn from your picture of poverty by denying the very evidence of your

senses and assume the nature of being wealthy.

We are told, “When you pray go within in secret and shut the door. And that which your father sees in secret,

with that will he reward you openly.”We have identified the ‘father’ to be the awareness of being. We have

also identified the ‘door’ to be the awareness of being. So ‘shutting the door’ is shutting out that which ‘I’

am now aware of being and claiming myself to be that which ‘I’ desire to be. The very moment my claim is

established to the point of conviction, that moment I begin to draw unto myself the evidence ofmy claim.

Do not question the how of these things appearing, for no man knows that way. That is, no manifestation

knows how the things desired will appear.

Consciousness is the way or door through which things appear. He said, “I AM the way” – not ‘I,’ John

Smith, am the way, but “I AM,” the awareness of being, is the way through which the thing shall come. The

signs always follow. They never precede. Things have no reality other than in consciousness. Therefore, get

the consciousness first and the thing is compelled to appear.

You are told, “Seek ye first the kingdom of Heaven and all things shall be added unto you.” Get first the

consciousness of the things that you are seeking and leave the things alone. This is what is meant by “Ye shall

decree a thing and it shall come to pass.”

Apply this principle and you will know what it is to ‘prove me and see.” The story of Mary is the story of

every man. Mary was not a woman – giving birth in some miraculous way to one called ‘Jesus.’ Mary is the

awareness of being that ever remains virgin, no matter how many desires it gives birth to. Right now look

upon yourself as this virgin Mary – being impregnated by yourself through the medium of desire – becoming

one with your desire to the point of embodying or giving birth to your desire.

For instance: It is said of Mary (whom you now know to be yourself) that she know not a man. Yet she

conceived. That is, you, John Smith, have no reason to believe that that which you now desire is possible, but

having discovered your awareness of being to be God, you make this awareness your husband and

conceive a man child (manifestation) of the Lord, “For thy maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his

name; the Lord God of the whole earth shall he be called.” Your ideal or ambition is this conception – the

first command to her, which is now to yourself, is “Go, tell no man.” That is, do not discuss your ambitions or

desires with another for the other will only echo your present fears. Secrecy is the first law to be observed in

realizing your desire.

The second, as we are told in the story of Mary, is to “Magnify the Lord.” We have identified the Lord as

your awareness of being. Therefore, to ‘magnify the Lord’ is to revalue or expand one’s present conception

of one’s self to the point where this revaluation becomes natural. When this naturalness is attained you give

birth by becoming that which you are one with in consciousness.

The story of creation is given us in digest formin the first chapter of John.

“In the beginning was the word.” Now, this very second, is the ‘beginning’ spoken of. It is the beginning of an

urge – a desire. ‘The word’ is the desire swimming around in your consciousness – seeking embodiment. The

urge of itself has no reality, For, “I AM” or the awareness of being is the only reality. Things live only as long

as I AM aware of being them; so to realize one’s desire, the second line of this first verse of John must be

applied. That is, “And the word was with God.” The word, or desire, must be fixed or united with

consciousness to give it reality. The awareness becomes aware of being the thing desired, thereby nailing itself

upon the formor conception – and giving life unto its conception – or resurrecting that which was heretofore

a dead or unfulfilled desire. “Two shall agree as touching anything and it shall be established on earth.”

This agreement is never made between two persons. It is between the awareness and the thing desired. You

are now conscious of being, so you are actually saying to yourself, without using words, “I AM.” Now, if it is

a state of health that you are desirous of attaining, before you have any evidence of health in your world, you

begin to FEEL yourself to be healthy. And the very second the feeling “I AM healthy” is attained the two have

agreed. That is, I AM and health have agreed to be one and this agreement ever results in the birth of a child

which is the thing agreed upon – in this case, health. And because I made the agreement I express the thing

agreed. So you can see why Moses stated, “I AM hath sent me.” For what being, other than I AM could

send you into expression? None – for “I AM the way – Beside me there is no other.” If you take the wings of

the morning and fly into the uttermost parts of the world or if you make your bed in Hell, you will still be

aware of being. You are ever sent into expression by your awareness and your expression is ever that which

you are aware of being.

Again, Moses stated, “I AM that I AM.” Now here is something to always bear inmind. You cannot put new

wine in old bottles or new patches upon old garments. That is; you cannot take with you into the new

consciousness any part of the old man. All of your present beliefs, fears and limitations are weights that bind

you to your present level of consciousness. If you would transcend this level you must leave behind all that is

now your present self, or conception of yourself. To do this you take your attention away fromall that is now

your problem or limitation and dwell upon just being. That is; you say silently but feeling to yourself, “I AM.

Do not condition this ‘awareness’ as yet. Just declare yourself to be, and continue to do so, until you are lost

in the feeling of just being – faceless and formless. When this expansion of consciousness is attained, then,

within this formless deep of yourself give form to the new conception by FEELING yourself to be THAT

which you desire to be.

You will find within this deep of yourself all things to be divinely possible. Everything in the world which you

can conceive of being, is to you, within this present formless awareness, a most natural attainment.

The invitation given us in the Scriptures is – “to be absent fromthe body and be present with the Lord.” The

‘body’ being your former conception of yourself and ‘the Lord’ – your awareness of being. This is what is

meant when Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again for except ye be born again ye cannot enter

the kingdom of Heaven.” That is; except you leave behind you your present conception of yourself and

assume the nature of the new birth, you will continue to out-picture your present limitations.

The only way to change your expressions of life is to change your consciousness. For consciousness is the

reality that eternally solidifies itself in the things round about you. Man’s world in its every detail is his

consciousness out-pictured. You can no more change your environment, or world, by destroying things than

you can your reflection by destroying the mirror. Your environment, and all within it, reflects that which you

are in consciousness. As long as you continue to be that in consciousness so long will you continue to

out-picture it in your world.

Knowing this, begin to revalue yourself. Man has placed too little value upon himself. In the Book of

Numbers you will read, “In that day there were giants in the land; and we were in our own sight as

grasshoppers. And we were in their sight as grasshoppers.” This does not mean a time in the dimpast when

man had the stature of giants. Today is the day, the eternal now when conditions round about you have

attained the appearance of giants (such as unemployed, the armies of your enemy, your problems and all

things that seemto threaten you) those are the giant that make you feel yourself to be a grasshopper. But, you

are told, you were first, in your own sight a grasshopper and because of this you were to the giants – a

grasshopper. In other words, you can only be to others what you are first to yourself. Therefore, to revalue

yourself and begin to feel yourself to be the giant, a center of power, is to dwarf these former giants and

make of themgrasshoppers. “All the inhabitants of the earth are as nothing, and he doeth according to his will

in the armies of Heaven and among all the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, nor say unto

him, “What doest thou’?” This being spoken of is not the orthodox God sitting in space but the one and only

God – the everlasting father, your awareness of being. So awake to the power that you are, not as man, but

as your true self, a faceless, formless awareness, and free yourself fromyour self imposed prison.

“I amthe good shepherd and know my sheep and amknown ofmine. My sheep hear my voice and I know

them and they will follow me.” Awareness is the good shepherd. What I am aware of being, is the ‘sheep’

that follow me. So good a ‘shepherd’ is your awareness that it has never lost one of the ‘sheep’ that you are

aware of being.

I am a voice calling in the wilderness of human confusion for such as I am aware of being, and never shall

there come a time when that which I amconvinced that I amshall fail to find me. “I AM” is an open door for

all that I am to enter. Your awareness of being is lord and shepherd of your life. So, “The Lord is my

shepherd; I shall not want” is seen in its true light now to be your consciousness. You could never be in want

of proof or lack the evidence of that which you are aware of being.

This being true, why not become aware of being great; God-loving; wealthy; healthy; and all attributes that

you admire?

It is just as easy to possess the consciousness of these qualities as it is to possess their opposites for you have

not your present consciousness because of your world. On the contrary, your world is what it is because of

your present consciousness. Simple, is it not? Too simple in fact for the wisdom of man that tries to

complicate everything.

Paul said of this principle, “It is to the Greeks” (or wisdom of this world) “foolishness.” “And to the Jews” (or

those who look for signs) “a stumbling block”; with the result, that man continues to walk in darkness rather

than awake to the being that he is. Man has so long worshipped the images of his ownmaking that at first he

finds this revelation blasphemous, since it spells death to all his previous beliefs in a God apart from himself.

This revelation will bring the knowledge that “I and my father are one but my father is greater than I.” You are

one with your present conception of yourself. But you are greater than that which you are at present aware of


Before man can attempt to transform his world he must first lay the foundation – “I AM the Lord.” That is,

man’s awareness, his consciousness of being is God. Until this is firmly established so that no suggestion or

argument put forward by others can shake it, he will find himself returning to the slavery of his former beliefs.

“If ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in your sins.” That is, you shall continue to be confused and

thwarted until you find the cause of your confusion. When you have lifted up the son of man then shall you

know that I AM he, that is, that I, John Smith, do nothing of myself, but my father, or that state of

consciousness which I amnow one with does the works.

When this is realized every urge and desire that springs within you shall find expression in your world.

“Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice and open the door I will come in to him

and sup with himand he withme.” The “I” knocking at the door is the urge.

The door is your consciousness. To open the door is to become one with that that which is knocking by

FEELING oneself to be the thing desired. To feel one’s desire as impossible is to shut the door or deny this

urge expression. To rise in consciousness to the naturalness of the thing felt is to swing wide the door and

invite this one into embodiment.

That is why it is constantly recorded that Jesus left the world of manifestation and ascended unto his father.

Jesus, as you and I, found all things impossible to Jesus, as man. But having discovered his father to be the

state of consciousness of the thing desired, he but left behind him the “Jesus consciousness” and rose in

consciousness to that state desired and stood upon it until he became one with it. As he made himself one

with that, he became that in expression.

This is Jesus simple message to man:Men are but garments that the impersonal being, I AM, the presence

that men callGod – dwells in. Each garment has certain limitations. In order to transcend these limitations and

give expression to that which, as man – John Smith – you find yourself incapable of doing, you take your

attention away from your present limitations, or John Smith conception of yourself, and merge yourself in the

feeling of being that which you desire. Just how this desire or newly attained consciousness will embody

itself, no man knows. For I, or the newly attained consciousness, has ways that ye know not of; its ways are

past finding out. Do not speculate as to the HOW of this consciousness embodying itself, for no man is wise

enough to know the how. Speculation is proof that you have not attained to the naturalness of being the thing

desired and so are filled with doubts.

You are told, “He who lacks wisdom let himask ofGod, that gives to all liberally, and upbraideth not; and it

shall be given unto him. But let himask not doubting for he who doubts is as a wave of the sea that is tossed

and battered by the winds. And let not such a one think that he shall receive anything from the Lord.” You

can see why this statement is made, for only upon the rock of faith can anything be established. If you have

not the consciousness of the thing you have not the cause or foundation upon which thing is erected.

A proof of this established consciousness is given you in the words, “Thank you, father.” When you come

into the joy of thanksgiving so that you actually feel grateful for having received that which is not yet apparent

to the senses, you have definitely become one in consciousness with the thing for which you gave thanks. God

(your awareness) is not mocked. You are ever receiving that which you are aware of being and no man gives

thanks for something which he has not received. “Thank you father” is not, as it is used bymany today a sort

of magical formula. You need never utter aloud the words, “Thank you, father.” In applying this principle as

you rise in consciousness to the point where you are really grateful and happy for having received the thing

desired, you automatically rejoice and give thanks inwardly. You have already accepted the gift which was

but a desire before you rose in consciousness, and your faith is now the substance that shall clothe your


This rising in consciousness is the spiritual marriage where two shall agree upon being one and their likeness

or image is established on earth.

“For whatsoever ye ask in my name the same give I unto you.” ‘Whatsoever’ is quite a large measure. It is

the unconditional. It does not state if society deems it right or wrong that you should ask it, it rests with you.

Do you really want it? Do you desire it? That is all that is necessary. Life will give it to you is you ask ‘in his


His name is not a name that you pronounce with the lips. You can ask forever in the name ofGod or Jehovah

or Christ Jesus and you will ask in vain. ‘Name’ means nature; so, when you ask in the nature of a thing,

results ever follow. To ask in the name is to rise in consciousness and become one in nature with the thing

desired, rise in consciousness to the nature of the thing, and you will become that thing in expression.

Therefore, “what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall receive


Praying, as we have shown you before, is recognition – the injunction to believe that ye receive is first person,

present tense. This means that youmust be in the nature of the things asked for before you can receive them.

To get into the nature easily, general amnesty is necessary. We are told, “Forgive if ye have aught against any,

that your father also, which is in Heaven, may forgive you. But if ye forgive not, neither will your father forgive

you.” This may seem to be some personalGod who is pleased or displeased with your actions but this is not

the case.

Consciousness, being God, if you hold in consciousness anything against man, you are binding that condition

in your world. But to release man from all condemnation is to free yourself so that you may rise to any level

necessary; there is therefore, no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus.

Therefore, a very good practice before you enter into your meditation is first to free every man in the world

from blame. For LAW is never violated and you can rest confidently in the knowledge that every man’s

conception of himself is going to be his reward. So you do not have to bother yourself about seeing whether

or not man gets what you consider he should get. For life makes no mistakes and always gives man that

whichman first gives himself.

This brings us to that much abused statement of the Bible on tithing. Teachers of all kinds have enslaved man

with this affair of tithing, for not themselves understanding the nature of tithing and being themselves fearful of

lack, they have led their followers to believe that a tenth part of their income should be given to the Lord.

Meaning, as they make very clear, that, when one gives a tenth part of his income to their particular

organization he is giving his “tenth part” to the Lord – (or is tithing). But remember, “I AM” the Lord.” Your

awareness of being is the God that you give to and you ever give in this manner.

Therefore when you claim yourself to be anything, you have given that claim or quality to God. And your

awareness of being, which is no respecter of persons, will return to you pressed down, shaken together, and

running over with that quality or attribute which you claimfor yourself.

Awareness of being is nothing that you could ever name. To claimGod to be rich; to be great; to be love; to

be allwise; is to define that which cannot be defined. For God is nothing that could ever be named.

Tithing is necessary and you do tithe with God. But from now on give to the only God and see to it that you

give him the quality that you desire as man to express by claiming yourself to be the great, the wealthy, the

loving, the allwise.

Do not speculate as to how you shall express these qualities or claims, for life has a way that you, as man,

know not of. Its ways are past finding out. But, I assure you, the day you claim these qualities to the point of

conviction, your claims will be honored. There is nothing covered that shall not be uncovered. That which is

spoken in secret shall be proclaimed fromthe housetops. That is, your secret convictions of yourself – these

secret claims that no man knows of, when really believed, will be shouted from the housetops in your world.

For your convictions of yourself are the words of the God within you, which words are spirit and cannot

return unto you void but must accomplish whereunto they are sent.

You are at this moment calling out of the infinite that which you are now conscious of being. And not one

word or conviction will fail to find you.

“I AM” the vine and ye are the branches.” Consciousness is the ‘vine,’ and those qualities which you are now

conscious of being are as ‘branches’ that you feed and keep alive. Just as a branch has no life except it be

rooted in the vine, so likewise things have no life except you be conscious of them. Just as a branch withers

and dies if the sap of the vine ceases to flow towards it, so do things in your world pass away if you take

your attention fromthem, because your attention is as the sap of life that keeps alive and sustains the things of

your world.

To dissolve a problemthat now seems so real to you all that you do is remove your attention fromit. In spite

of its seeming reality, turn from it in consciousness. Become indifferent and begin to feel yourself to be that

which would be the solution of the problem.

For instance; if you were imprisoned no man would have to tell you that you should desire freedom.

Freedom, or rather the desire of freedom would be automatic. So why look behind the four walls of your

prison bars? Take your attention frombeing imprisoned and begin to feel yourself to be free. FEEL it to the

point where it is natural – the very second you do so, those prison bars will dissolve. Apply this same

principle to any problem.

I have seen people who were in debt up to their ears apply this principle and in the twinkling of an eye debts

that were mountainous were removed. I have seen those whom doctors had given up as incurable take their

attention away from their problemof disease and begin to feel themselves to be well in spite of the evidence

of their sense to the contrary. In no time at all this so called “incurable disease” vanished and left no scar.

Your answer to, “Whom do you say that I AM”? [sic] ever determines your expression. As long as you are

conscious of being imprisoned or diseased, or poor, so long will you continue to out-picture or express these


When man realized that he is now that which he is seeking and begins to claim that he is, he will have the

proof of his claim. This cue is given you in words, “Whom seek ye?” And they answered, “Jesus.” And the

voice said, “I am he.” ‘Jesus’ here means salvation or savior. You are seeking to be salvaged fromthat which

is not your problem.

“I am” is he that will save you. If you are hungry, your savior is food. If you are poor, your savior is riches. If

you are imprisoned, your savior is freedom. If you are diseased, it will not be a man called Jesus who will

save you, but health will become your savior. Therefore, claim “I amhe,” in other words, claimyourself to be

the thing desired. Claim it in consciousness – not in words – and consciousness will reward you with your

claim. You are told, “You shall find me when you FEEL after me.” Well, FEEL after that quality in

consciousness until you FEEL yourself to be it. When you lose yourself in the feeling of being it, the quality

will embody itself in your world.

You are healed fromyour problemwhen you touch the solution of it. “Who has touched me? For I perceive

virtue is gone out of me.” Yes, the day you touch this being within you – FEELING yourself to be cured or

healed, virtues will come out of your very self and solidify themselves in your world as healings.

It is said, ‘You believe in God. Believe also in me for I am he.” Have the faith ofGod. “He made himself one

with God and found it not robbery to do the works of God.” Go you and do likewise. Yes, begin to believe

your awareness, your consciousness of being to be God. Claimfor yourself all the attributes that you have

heretofore given an externalGod and you will begin to express these claims.

“For I am not a God afar off. I amnearer than your hands and feet – nearer than your very breathing.” I am

your awareness of being. I am that in which all that I shall ever be aware of being shall begin and end. “For

before the world was I AM; and when the world shall cease to be, I AM; before Abraham was, I AM.” This

I AM is your awareness.

“Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it.” ‘The Lord,’ being your consciousness,

except that which you seek is first established in your consciousness, you will labor in vain to find it. All things

must begin and end in consciousness.

So, blessed indeed is the man that trusteth in himself – for man’s faith in God will ever be measured by his

confidence in himself. You believe in a God, believe also inME.

Put not your trust in men for men but reflect the being that you are, and can only bring to you or do unto you

that which you have first done unto yourself.

“No man taketh awaymy life, I lay it downmyself.” I have the power to lay it down and the power to take it

up again.

No matter what happens to man in this world it is never an accident. It occurs under the guidance of an exact

and changeless Law.

“No man” (manifestation) “comes unto me except the father within me draw him,” and “I and my father are

one.” Believe this truth and you will be free. Man has always blamed others for that which he is and will

continue to do so until he find himself as cause of all. “I AM” comes not to destroy but to fulfill. “I AM,” the

awareness within you, destroys nothing but ever fill full the molds or conception one has of one’s self.

It is impossible for the poor man to find wealth in this world no matter how he is surrounded with it until he

first claims himself to be wealthy. For signs follow, they do not precede. To constantly kick and complain

against the limitations of poverty while remaining poor in consciousness is to play the fool’s game. Changes

cannot take place fromthat level of consciousness for life in constantly out-picturing all levels.

Follow the example of the prodigal son. Realize that you, yourself brought about this condition ofwaste and

lack and make the decision within yourself to rise to a higher levelwhere the fatted calf, the ring, and the robe

await your claim.

There was no condemnation of the prodigal when he had the courage to claim this inheritance as his own.

Others will condemn us only as long as we continue in that for which we condemn ourselves. So: “Happy is

the man that condemneth himself not in that which he alloweth.” For to life nothing is condemned. All is


Life does not care whether you call yourself rich or poor; strong or weak. It will eternally reward you with

that which you claimas true of yourself.

The measurements of right and wrong belong to man alone. To life there is nothing right or wrong. As Paul

stated in his letters to the Romans: “I know and ampersuaded by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean

of itself, but to him that esteemeth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.” Stop asking yourself whether

you are worthy or unworthy to receive that which you desire. You, as man, did not create the desire. Your

desires are ever fashioned within you because ofwhat you now claimyourself to be.

When a man is hungry, (without thinking) he automatically desires food. When imprisoned, he automatically

desires freedom and so forth. Your desires contain within themselves the plan of self-expression.

So leave all judgments out of the picture and rise in consciousness to the level of your desire and make

yourself one with it by claiming it to be so now. For: “My grace is sufficient for thee. My strength is made

perfect in weakness.”

Have faith in this unseen claimuntil the conviction is born within you that it is so. Your confidence in this claim

will pay great rewards. Just a little while and he, the thing desired, will come. But without faith it is impossible

to realize anything. Through faith the worlds were framed because “faith is the substance of the thing hoped

for – the evidence of the thing not yet seen.”

Don’t be anxious or concerned as to results. They will follow just as surely as day follows night.

Look upon your desires – all of them – as the spoken words of God, and every word or desire a promise.

The reason most of us fail to realize our desires is because we are constantly conditioning them. Do not

condition your desire. Just accept it as it comes to you. Give thanks for it to the point that you are grateful for

having already received it – then go about your way in peace.

Such acceptance of your desire is like dropping seed – fertile seed – into prepared soil. For when you can

drop the thing desired in consciousness, confident that it shall appear, you have done all that is expected to

you. But, to be worried or concerned about the HOW of your desire maturing is to hold these fertile seeds in

a mental grasp, and, therefore, never to have dropped themin the soil of confidence.

The reasonmen condition their desires is because they constantly judge after the appearance of being and see

the things as real – forgetting that the only reality is the consciousness back of them.

To see things as real is to deny that all things are possible to God. The man who is imprisoned and sees his

four walls as real is automatically denying the urge or promise ofGod within himof freedom.

A question often asked when this statement is made is; If one’s desire is a gift ofGod how can you say that if

one desires to kill a man that such a desire is good and therefore God sent? In answer to this let me say that

no man desires to kill another. What he does desire is to be freed fromsuch a one. But because he does not

believe that the desire to be free fromsuch a one contains within itself the powers of freedom, he conditions

that desire and sees the only way to express such freedom is to destroy the man – forgetting that the life

wrapped within the desire has ways that he, as man, knows not of. Its ways are past finding out. Thus man

distorts the gifts ofGod through his lack of faith.

Problems are the mountains spoken of that can be removed if one has but the faith of a grain of a mustard

seed. Men approach their problem as did the old lady who, on attending service and hearing the priest say,

“If you had but the faith of a grain of a mustard seed you would say unto yonder mountain ‘be thou removed’

and it shall be removed and nothing is impossible to you.”

That night as she said her prayers, she quoted this part of the scriptures and retired to bed in what she

thought was faith. On arising in the morning she rushed to the window and exclaimed: “I knew that old

mountain would still be there.”

For this is how man approaches his problem. He knows that they are still going to confront him. And because

life is no respecter of persons and destroys nothing, it continues to keep alive that which he is conscious of


Things will disappear only as man changes in consciousness. Deny it if you will, it still remains a fact that

consciousness is the only reality and things but mirror that which you are in consciousness. So the heavenly

state you are seeking will be found only in consciousness, for the kingdom of heaven is within you. As the will

of heaven is ever done on earth you are today living in the heaven that you have established within you. For

here on this very earth your heaven reveals itself. The kingdom of heaven really is at hand. NOW is the

accepted time. So create a new heaven, enter into a new state of consciousness and a new earth will appear.

“The former things shall pass away. They shall not be remembered not come into mind anymore. For behold,

I,” (your consciousness) “come quickly and my reward is withme.”

I amnameless but will take upon myself every name (nature) that you callme. Remember it is you, yourself,

that I speak of as ‘me.’ So every conception that you have of yourself – that is every deep conviction – you

have of yourself is that which you shall appear as being – for I AM not fooled; God is not mocked.

Now let me instruct you in the art of fishing. It is recorded that the disciples fished all night and caught

nothing. Then Jesus came upon the scene and told themto cast their nets in once more, into the same waters

that only a moment before were barren – and this time their nets were bursting with the catch.

This story is taking place in the world today right within you, the reader. For you have within you all the

elements necessary to go fishing. But until you find that Jesus Christ, (your awareness) is Lord, you will fish,

as did these disciples, in the night of human darkness. That is, you will fish for THINGS thinking things to be

real and will fish with the human bait – which is a struggle and an effort – trying to make contact with this one

and that one: trying to coerce this being or the other being; and all such effort will be in vain. But when you

discover your awareness of being to be Christ Jesus you will let him direct your fishing. And you will fish in

consciousness for the things that you desire. For your desire – will be the fish that you will catch, because

your consciousness is the only living reality you will fish in the deep waters of consciousness.

If you would catch that which is beyond your present capacity you must launch out into deeper waters, for,

within your present consciousness such fish or desires cannot swim. To launch out into deeper waters, you

leave behind you all that is now your present problem, or limitation, by taking your ATTENTION AWAY

fromit. Turn your back completely upon every problemand limitation that you now possess.

Dwell upon just being by saying, “I AM,” “I AM,” “I AM,” to yourself. Continue to declare to yourself that

you just are. Do not condition this declaration, just continue to FEEL yourself to be and without warning you

will find yourself slipping the anchor that tied you to the shallow of your problems and moving out into the


This is usually accompanied with the feeling of expansion. You will FEEL yourself expand as though you

were actually growing. Don’t be afraid, for courage is necessary. You are not going to die to anything by

your former limitations, but they are going to die as you move away from them, for they live only in your

consciousness. In this deep or expanded consciousness you will find yourself to be a power that you had

never dreamt of before.

The things desired before you shoved off from the shores of limitation are the fish you are going to catch in

this deep. Because you have lost all consciousness of your problems and barriers, it is now the easiest thing in

the world to FEEL yourself to be one with the things desired.

Because I AM (your consciousness) is the resurrection and the life, you must attach this resurrecting power

that you are to the thing desired if you would make it appear and live in your world. Now you begin to

assume the nature of the thing desired by feeling, “I AM wealthy”; “I AM free”; “I AM strong.” When these

‘FEELS’ are fixed within yourself, your formless being will take upon itself the forms of the things felt. You

become ‘crucified’ upon the feelings of wealth, freedom, and strength. – Remain buried in the stillness of

these convictions. Then, as a thief in the night and when you least expect it, theses qualities will be resurrected

in your world as living realities.

The world shall touch you and see that you are flesh and blood for you shall begin to bear fruit of the nature

of these qualities newly appropriated. This is the art of successful fishing for the manifestations of life.

Successful realization of the thing desired is also told us in the story of Daniel in the lion’s den. Here, it is

recorded that Daniel, while in the lion’s den, turned his back upon the lions and looked towards the light

coming fromabove; that the lions remained powerless and Daniel’s faith in his God saved him.

This also is your story and you too must do as Daniel did. If you found yourself in a lion’s den you would

have no other concern but lions. You would not be thinking of one thing in the world but your problem –

which problemwould be lions.

Yet, you are told that Daniel turned his back upon themand looked towards the light that was his God. Ifwe

would follow the example of Daniel we would, while imprisoned within the den of poverty of sickness, take

our attention away fromour problems of debts or sickness and dwell upon the thing we seek.

Ifwe do not look back in consciousness to our problems but continue in faith – believing ourselves to be that

which we seek, we too will find our prison walls open and the thing sought – yes, “whatsoever things” –


Another story is told us; of the widow and the three drops of oil. The prophet asked the widow, “What have

ye in your house?” And she replied, “Three drops of oil.” He then said to her, “Go borrow vessels. Close the

door after ye have returned into your house and begin to pour.” And she poured from three drops of oil into

all the borrowed vessels, filling themto capacity with oil remaining.

You, the reader, are this widow. You have not a husband to impregnate you or make you fruitful, for a

‘widow’ is a barren state. Your awareness is now the Lord – or the prophet that has become your husband.

Follow the example of the widow, who instead of recognizing an emptiness or nothingness, recognized the

something – three drops of oil.

Then the command to her, “Go within and close the door,” that is, shut the door of the senses that tell you of

the emptymeasures, the debts, the problems.

When you have taken your attention away completely by shutting out the evidence of the senses, begin to

FEEL the joy, (symbolized by oil) – of having received the things desired. When the agreement is established

within you so that all doubts and fears have passed away, then, you too will fill all the emptymeasures of your

life and ill have an abundance running over.

Recognition is the power that conjures in the world. Every state that you have ever recognized, you have

embodied. That which you are recognizing as true of yourself today is that which you are experiencing. So be

as the widow and recognize joy, no matter how little the beginnings of recognition, and you will be generously

rewarded – for the world is a magnified mirror, magnifying everything that you are conscious of being.

“I AM the Lord the God, which has brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; thou

shalt have no other gods before me.”What a glorious revelation, your awareness now revealed as the Lord

thy God! Come, awake from your dream of being imprisoned. Realize that the earth is yours, “and the

fullness thereof; the world, and all that dwells therein.”

You have become so enmeshed in the belief that you are man that you have forgotten the glorious being that

you are. Now with your memory restored DECREE the unseen to appear and it SHALL appear, for all

things are compelled to respond to the Voice of God, Your awareness of being – the world is AT YOUR


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