The Intelligence of Reconciling Differences.
The impulse that drives us out of the depths of ignorance and ineffectiveness comes from the forgotten KNOWLEDGE of man's "Nobleness and Worth". The intuitive conviction that man is not the slave of circumstances that he so often seems to be is the driving force behind all works leading to real supremacy.
Like the Prodigal Son we have wandered far from home and heritage. Lao-Tzu calls the work of Tao a "going home" - Intelligence of Conciliation. Words are not enough. It is the work of persevering, inquiry, search, study and taking action for change. One meets the highest type of challenges which must be met - at times with the most unlikely solution.
Lao-Tzu - "The greatest virtue is like water; it is good to all things. It attains the most inaccessible places without strife. Therefore, it is like Tao. It has the virtue of adapting itself to its place".
No life is worth living unless it is a blessing to others. Happiness is not an objective; it is a byproduct of the life of contribution to the One Whole Life. None are truly happy save those who are instruments of blessing.
Differences of human opinion made our understanding of Who we are, What we really are a part of, What is the Purpose of Life and How we are meant to live it, as something that has no real existence. A world of suffering and personal separateness is what we continue to build with our imagination as the result of false thoughts that do not have any real existence other than the forms of false images held in the human race consciousness.
It is time to unfold higher levels of consciousness to know with wisdom and understanding that the real world is a thing of joy. One must have faith that the increased receptivity will awaken full functioning consciousness from one-sided Sensed-Thinking to universal Cosmic Mind-Knowing and the world of abundance - a world of unity with peace, health and prosperity.
In the real world there is no place for partiality and favoritism, and of false patriotism. Become an instrument of blessing for all mankind to open the way to level all barriers of race, color or creed. Bless those who suppose themselves to be your enemy just as heartily as those who recognize you as a friend. The idea is in the thought "Man's Nobleness and Worth" and UNITY.
The sphinx is a symbol of the eternal riddle. "Man" is the answer. Man attains conscious identification of the inner SELF of human personality with the Cosmic SELF. This state of consciousness persists eternally in the cosmic SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS. We REMEMBER not just words said in vain but TRUE RECOLLECTION of what is meant by I AM. Using the power of the words I AM for personal advantages of any sort whatever is misuse of energy.
Truth is that even the least manifestation of the Life Power, anywhere and at any time, is related every other manifestation. NOTHING HAPPENS BY ITSELF. All that has gone on before is focused in the event of this moment, and that event has its share in all that is to come. There is to the least break in the continuity of the Life Power's expression of its potencies. The Life Power NEVER FORGETS ANYTHING. Our lives are part of a process of unfoldment. The record is not lost even though at this stage we don't recall the details.
Human growth to maturity is advancing to expand our field of awareness and the senses to respond to respond to higher levels of experience which transcends the limitation of physical sensation. This is refinement of consciousness that supplies materials for higher forces of mental activity that must be worked on by reason and intuition.
Accept nothing by face value. Psychic power, hearing voices, seeing beyond the limits of the physical plane, etc. is no guarantee of cosmic truth. The truth of "Man's Nobleness and Worth" is essential before the inner sensorium of Mind-Knowing begins to be active. Just as an intelligent person would use all of his faculties to direct the course of his life and accepting only the most qualified to be trusted with the care and management of all events requiring attention, higher forms of experience need understanding that comes with long training in the use of reason and intuition. Higher knowing beyond the five senses needs to be developed the same way any specialty is developed.
No matter what you want to do in life you need to learn HOW to do it. It just so happens that we are living in a time when everything we thought we knew so well is not enough to manage the life that is pressing beyond the limits of what physical sensation can handle. Life is changing, everyone is busy and getting stressed to the max, so all we can do is see Life for what it is. Accept the idea that change is in the air ad open the floodgates to new possibilities and potential.
We thought we had learned everything we needed to learn to live the way our ancestors lived. It is shocking, upsetting and it makes us angry to have to look at what we are just beginning to wake up to see. The hardest part is to forgive ourselves because in our hearts we are doing what we thought we needed to do in this every man for himself world. All that is hidden shall be revealed and that means we will have to know we are all being shaken in order to awaken each man to know his own "Nobleness and Worth" and begin to work at whatever job we are given to do as a unit that must be recognized, honored and rewarded for the good of the One Whole which we are.
The cycle of separation is over. There is so much new straight-knowledge pouring into the System that no one who is given respect, encouragement and the willingness of all to cooperate, can refuse the exciting adventure, mystery and gratitude of striving to the future that has been promised from the beginning.