TRANSITION from the personal to the universal does not mean loss of identity, but rather a greater individuality.
Personality as understood by man is full of limitations. If the disciples were to keep Jesus of Nazareth, they would lose the Christ of God. Jesus knew this and put the temptation of Peter far from Him, as He knew His personality was not their greatest good. I come to reveal the Father, and I will come and abide with you for ever: these wonderful words were full of meaning and today come with greater power. Only as Jesus withdrew Himself from their midst, could He come again to all men in His omnipotence. I have shown you in our previous lessons that spirit is our first and real foundation. It has many channels and modes of expression, but it is the one and only life. Man on the plane of sense has tried to explain with finite mind the infinite wisdom of God. Man has limited the holy one, has dared to speak of God as person. Man, who does not know himself, has tried to explain the whole of God. In all these things you must live, think, and speak only from the spirit, for the spirit searcheth all things. As you sink deep within yourself, a great meekness fills all your thoughts. You learn of Him who was and is greatest in His meekness and highest in His lowliness. The true understanding of personality becomes clearer to you as you realize your relationship to the whole. Your vision clears, you become filled with holy reverence and mighty hope. Personality is greater than you know, for the weakest person has the whole universe to draw upon-is entirely unlimited.
I say you exist because God is, and all He has is yours. People seem to fail for want of vitality. The explanation is this: each of you is a trinity, living on three planes-the planes of spirit, soul, and body. In most cases there has been an unequal existence on one or more of these planes. You should draw all from the spiritual first, thus feeding the soul covering, and manifestation in the body must follow. Only on earth can man do this great and perfect work. Every spiritual truth brought into manifestation is creative, and all your future is made by your conquests now. You must consecrate your whole being afresh to God, that He may work His perfect will, bringing harmonious conditions into your life.