This Thing Called Life
It is said that Jesus, walking through the multitude, diffused a healing power which touched people into wholeness by its divine presence. His command stilled the wind and waves. His knowledge of spiritual law fed the thousands. His consciousness of peace calmed the troubled mind. His love was as a healing balm to the sick. Jesus possessed a transcendent power.
Have you asked yourself, “Why can’t I perform these same miracles? Why can’t I live a life of magic?” I think you have—I have—everyone has. Jesus consciously brought the invisible power of Life to bear upon his environment.
He told his followers that what he was doing they could do if they believed they could. The whole mystery and meaning of the teaching of Jesus is bound up in the word, BELIEVE.
When we turn to the teachings of Jesus we find them direct, simple and understandable. He said: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” He was always talking about the more abundant life, the greater happiness, the deeper peace. He told us that we can rest secure in the love of God; that the power of God is always at our command.
He said that God is love, God is truth, God is life, God is power. Not some life, some love, some truth, some power, but all life, all truth, all love, all power.
He said: If you wish to do what I am doing, follow the few simple truths I have given you. I have told you that the kingdom of God is at hand. You do not see it because you are filled with fear. Your eyes are so filled with tears that you cannot see; your ears are so dulled with confusion that you cannot hear; your minds are so weighted down with doubt that you cannot understand.
What was his remedy for all this?
Open your spiritual eyes; listen with the inner ear; open your minds. What is it that we are to open our eyes, our ears and our minds to? What is it that we must see, hear and understand?
It is something Jesus learned through silent communion with God, The One Life.
The inward ear of Jesus was in tune with the divine harmony; his inward eye looked upon a spiritual universe; his human consciousness was transmuted into divine understanding as he sought for and found his union with the Spirit of Life.
Is it not true that we seek wholeness in externals?
The friendship which comes through influencing people lacks that inwardness which makes friends without influencing them.
As we unify with our true Self, there is never any question about friendship.
As we unify with the invisible Substance of creation, there is never any question about supply.
As we unify with Wholeness, there is always health, joy & fulfillment.
As we are conscious of our union with the Love & Life of God within, we know our worth and we never fear death because we cannot be abandoned nor separated from this Love and this Life.