THERE is an atmosphere of rest and peace and much deep joy. An atmosphere of love is the one we can most easily enter. Everything is possible to the truly loving disciple. Love to God and man fulfils every law. Love is the key of all knowledge, wisdom and power. Dwell deep in this love, and you will see as God sees. Yet even this expression of God is imitated by the false or shadow self of the senses.
You will learn to discriminate between inflation, expansion, and real growth from the centre. Every good is closely imitated in the shadow world. Growth often means a great lack, a sense of poverty; it is never fulsomeness nor aggressiveness. "The meek will He guide in judgment. The meek will He teach." Learn the greatness of humility. The little child is all unconscious of its lowliness, its growth; so also must the soul be when really emerging; free from the Unreal, the outer and false self of the senses.
"Love seeketh not her own." It should be nothing to you that others seem to manifest more of God. You and they may be at different stages of unfoldment. Be content to know that God is in the midst, and learn the secret of dwelling in friendly darkness, that your roots may go deep down; for during the time of hiddenness a great work is going on. The soul that seeks nourishment from the true Self becomes strong. Learn from the parable of the house built on the sand, and let nothing hinder this deep work of the soul. Know that all is well, though no result is seen.
Seek the silence, love all men, bless all; thus do you make right conditions for growth. Unknown to you, there are outer conditions arranging themselves in harmony with the hidden work, and your whole future depends upon the true foundation being cleared of false building matter, wrong thinking and wrong actions, self-aggrandizement, not true material. There is no other foundation than the Christ of God, the true self. That which is unreal must sooner or later be swept into nothingness. You are just where you are in order to do this work. Spirit is the only true substance, and our lessons will teach you how to build. God cannot fall if you are alive to Christ within, and dead to all else. You may know the unreal by its self-seeking, by the desire for adulation, praise and self-glory.
"Be not deceived, God is not mocked."