Dear friend and student:
Don't look for "feelings" of any sort--just rest safe and secure in the knowledge that YOU are part of the LIVING GOD-LAW.
Sincerely your friend and teacher,
P. S. There are no "SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS" to this Lesson. It needs studying every day. It will win its way into your heart---so spend much time with it, and follow me closely in it.
F. B. R.
In this Lesson I shall give you the picture as it really exists of your relationship to the Great Cosmic Creator of the universe. You will, of course, understand that whenever I refer to the Creator, I do it in the sense of this power not being a "he" or a "she," and I only use the terms containing gender to make the application clearer. God can have no gender. It is not necessary as far as that goes to ever refer to the Creative Intelligence as "God" at all. The Life Spirit--Intelligence--or whatever you choose to call it, just simply IS. It is not male nor is it female. It belongs to the "spiritual" realm and there is no such a thing as either male or female in this wonderful realm.
The last Lesson showed you how to come to the conscious realization of the presence of the Creator in your life. This Lesson will show you the staggering fact that YOU ARE A VITAL PART 0F THIS GREAT CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE ITSELF. In other words--you--the real YOU--is spirit and nothing but spirit. True--you have a physical body, but as far as the REAL YOU goes, YOU ARE SPIRIT. And as part of this great scheme of the universe YOU NEVER HAD A BEGINNING. As a physical body-- yes--you had a birth or a creation. But as a vital part of the Life Spirit--you never had a creation. The physical matters nothing where the spiritual is concerned, and never forget the point I shall make here, which point is that you are essentially SPIRIT.
The Life Spirit which I showed you how to literally and actually contact in our last Lesson, NEVER HAD A BEGINNING. There was no beginning to the spirit realm. It is self-existent because it is intelligence. It is God if you care to use the term. And there should be no difficulty on your part in understanding this fact. Many people write me and ask "Who created God?" I never reply to such a question for in the first place it is absolute foolishness to ask the question, and in the second place it would do no good to try to explain the fact of the self-existence of God to such a mind. You do NOT understand what electricity is--but you would not deny its existence. Neither do you know what law it is that causes an article to drop when unsupported. We call it the Law of Gravitation. But that is only a name. You DO NOT understand why this is.
So why then should you doubt the self-existence of the spiritual-power of the universe. Why is it so hard for you to conceive of a SPIRITUAL POWER being self existent and from time immemorial? As You know something of the spiritual realm you will begin to see that there never was a beginning or can there ever be an end to anything spiritual. Having no beginning, and being self-existent, there never can be an end to the spiritual realm. It exists for ever and ever. It has always existed, and will exist till the end of time. And even time has no end. There really is no such a thing as time--it is merely a conception. Einstein saw the truth of this, and in a very brilliant way he tried to prove it. There is a lot more of spiritual truth tied up in the Einstein theory of relativity than the average mind can grasp. It is a truth of God though, and I honor such a mind as this man possesses. He is a thinker--and what the world needs today is not more battleships or more submarines--BUT MORE THINKERS. FOR, AS EVER, THE SOLUTION TO THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS LIES IN THE REALM OF THOUGHT WHICH IS THE SPIRITUAL REALM.
You wing your thought away out yonder into the ether when you retire for the night. The thing you want to come is uppermost in your thought-realm. There is a need for this thing to manifest in your own life, and, in accordance with my instructions, you have faithfully done as I have asked you to do. You have arrived at the place where you KNOW the Presence of the Cosmic God-Law has been manifested to you. And sooner or later will you receive that for which your soul hungers. For it is NOT possible for the heart's desire to be registered in the God-Realm, with faith, without the answer coming. Sooner will the heavens fall than that happen. For yon heavens are but SPACE--and there is no end to space. For space is but the abode of the spiritual God-Law, and as such it is limitless. No time-- no space--no beginning--no end. Do you now begin to see the magnitude of the great Spiritual Realm I am teaching you about? And remember, throughout this entire universe and from time immemorial as we speak of time, and throughout all space, as we speak of space, THERE LIVES OR EXISTS OR OPERATES THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD-LAW, WHICH LAW CAN BRING INTO EXISTENCE WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU NEED FOR YOUR OWN WELFARE IN THIS LIFE. GOD IS EVERYWHERE. HE LIVES EVERYWHERE. HE CREATED EVERYTHING THAT EVER WAS CREATED. Then can you doubt that as you wing your desires into this great father-heart, that they will be heard and answered? It is not a matter of asking something in the sky to hear and answer your "prayers," that is not it at all. It is just simply a case of YOU, YOURSELF, APPLYING THE SPIRITUAL GOD-LAW FOR THE ACTUAL MANIFESTATION OF THE THINGS YOU NEED--AND IT IS THE LAW OF THE SPIRITUAL REALM THAT YOU SHALL RECEIVE THEM, WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THE LAW OF THIS MARVELOUS REALM, AND KNOW HOW TO TAKE THESE THINGS FROM THE HAND OF THE GREAT MASTER INTELLIGENCE.
It is not sentiment. It is not any personal "god." It is not religious superstition. It is not tradition. It is not dogma. It is not any "church" or other. None of that. IT IS GOD. IT IS THE LAW OF THE GOD REALM. So why shall you not receive the things you need? You will receive them when you realize the FACT THAT YOU, YOURSELF, ARE A PART OF THIS GREAT COSMIC GOD REALM IN ESSENCE. Had not the Power of the Life Spirit operated IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CASE--YOU COULD BY NO MEANS HAVE BEEN HERE AND ALIVE ON THIS EARTH. So you must not tell me that there is no hope for you, for I know better. The only thing that can possibly prevent your having the things you need in this life, WILL BE YOUR INABILITY TO BELIEVE GOD. Perhaps I should say your UNWILLINGNESS TO BELIEVE GOD, for that is what it really is in the complete analysis of the question. And you are not to blame. You have been taught certain things about "god" which things are NOT SO. You have been given to understand that you are a "pilgrim" on the face of the earth. You have teen told that the aim of life is to "prepares to meet your God." Well, let me say to you that nothing is farther from the truth.
Why prepare to meet "god" in the sky after you die, when IN HIM YOU LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE YOUR BEING? What would be the sense of that? No my friend, never mind about finding "god" in the sky- after you die--forget all that sort of stuff, AND TRY AND FIND HIM HERE AND NOW. TRY AND DISCOVER SOMETHING ABOUT THE ABSOLUTELY SURE LAW OF GOD THAT OPERATES HERE AND NOW AND THAT LIVES AND EXISTS THROUGHOUT ALL THE COSMIC SPACES OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. And remember also that space is unlimited. You cannot find the end of space for it has no end. And also remember here, the staggering fact once more that YOU ARE A VITAL PART OF THE SPIRITUAL CREATION. Where does that put you? Listen to me here a moment, "IT PUTS YOU IN THE POSITION OF BEING PART OF THE CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE THAT WILL BRING WHATEVER YOU NEED IN LIFE INTO BEING." It makes you the RULER of your OWN LIFE. In a former Lesson I quoted "INVICTUS" to you and asked you to learn it by heart. You probably did this. Now you know why I wanted you to learn that justly famous poem. Now you can see just why it is a fact that you ARE the master of your own fate and the captain of your own soul. IT IS BECAUSE THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS A PART OF YOU, AND YOU ARE A PART OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD. You see that, of course.
Now, are you ready to acknowledge your son-ship with the great God-Spirit or the Spirit of God? Are you now willing to do that? Are you ready to accept this fact of your unity with the great Creative Life Spirit, and, resting securely in this bountiful knowledge, DEMAND FROM THE UNIVERSE WHAT IT IS YOU NEED, AND NOT ONLY DEMAND IT, BUT PUT TO WORK THE ACTUAL LAWS AND FORCES THAT WILL MAKE THE MANIFESTATION A LITERAL FACT? Are you willing to do this? That is what I am asking you here and now. There is no questioning the fact that, you are a very vital part of the spiritual God-Law. Neither is there any questioning the fact that the spiritual realm is ruled by a SPIRITUAL LAW, WHICH LAW IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON ANY GOOD DEEDS THAT YOU DO HERE ON THE EARTH. THIS LAW WORKS. IT LITERALLY WORKS. AND IT WORKS IN WHATSOEVER LIFE IT IS GIVEN A CHANCE TO WORK. AND BEING A LAW---IT WILL ALWAYS WORK. Let me go a step farther with you my friend, please, at this point and please mark me well, and get this statement if it is the last thing you ever do--IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE SPIRITUAL AND MATERIAL BLESSINGS YOU NEED IN THIS LIFE, IT JUST SIMPLY IS BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ACCEPT THEM FROM THIS MIGHTY GOD-LAW. YOU WILL NOT TAKE THEM. YOU WILL NOT ACCEPT THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. And there are tens of thousands like this. They don't want any GOD that could possibly do something for them now. THEY WOULD RATHER HANG ONTO THEIR OLD HELL-FIRE AND BRIMSTONE CREATION THAN TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH A PULSATING, VIRULENT, STABLE, OMNISCIENT GOD-LAW HERE AND NOW. And those kind, of course, have their reward. The trouble with them is though that most of them die before they can appreciate anything that their "god" can do for them. Nothing at all in this life--nothing for a poor lowly pilgrim, humbly following in the steps of the "master." This is what they have been taught, and I say again there are tens of thousands who would rather go on in misery and unhappiness and poverty, than to discard their old idolatrous and pagan ideas of the old traditional "god," and KNOW THE JOY OF A LIFE FILLED WITH THE ACTUAL SPIRIT AND POWER OF THE LIVING GOD---THE EVER-PRESENT LIFE SPIRIT IN WHOM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING.
Often ministers come in my study to talk with me. I always talk with them. They know my stand very well, but still they try to connect the Living God with the old Bible traditions. And it just simply cannot be done. They try to tell me that the God I am teaching is the very same God they try to teach. But this is not a fact. Even though they attribute to their deity the same attributes I give to the mighty Creator of the universe, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO LINK THE CREATIVE GOD-LAW WITH SUCH HAPPENINGS AS WE ARE ASKED TO BELIEVE OF THE DEITY PREACHED BY THE PREACHERS WHO CALL UPON ME EVERY SO OFTEN. Can you imagine the God-Law playing favorites? Can you imagine the God-Law working for one and not for-another? Can you imagine anyone who really finds and grasps the fact of their unity with the God-Law ever being disappointed? Of course not. I don't care for theory. I don't care for dogma. I don't care what this church teaches nor what that church teaches. The only thing I care about is telling men and women how they may FIND THE ACTUAL and LITERAL PRESENCE of the mighty LIFE-SPIRIT, here and now. I want every one of my students to KNOW that a connection eternally exists between them and the one responsible for their being alive. When that fact is fully grasped, then things begin to happen. Men and women go out and with a soul full of the knowledge of the actual GOD-POWER of the Great Creative Life Spirit, -these men and women WORK FOR THEIR ENDS WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE OVERSHADOWING ALL OTHER KNOWLEDGE, AND THEY INVARIABLY WIN.
It is NOT POSSIBLE for a man or woman to actually accept the fact of the literal presence of God, and make a failure out of his or her life. It cannot be. For if they accept this mighty God-Presence, then they KNOW that there is no other power in existence than this same God-Power, hence they conquer in that POWER. Whenever and wherever defeat manifests, you may be sure of the fact that the one in whose affairs such defeat manifests, KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE PRESENT EXISTENCE OF THE LIVING GOD-LAW. How foolish it would be for a man to stand outside a restaurant hungry, and wishing for something to eat, and all the time have $20.00 in his pocket. It could not be done. Either the man would not be hungry or HE COULD NOT BE COGNIZANT WITH THE FACT THAT HE HAD AMPLE FUNDS IN HIS POSSESSION. And this is. exactly the case with many folks in their relation to the spiritual realm. THEY DO NOT KNOW OF THE POWER AT THEIR DISPOSAL AND IN THEIR HANDS, AND SO THEY STARVE TO DEATH SPIRITUALLY WITH THE GREATEST SPIRITUAL POWER IN THE UNIVERSE IN THEIR HANDS. What a calamity. So I want you to realize every moment of the day from henceforth, the existing POWER of the GOD-LAW in your own life. remember too, that this great spiritual LAW is abundantly able to CREATE or build whatever it may be that you need. Don't fool with the God-Law. PUT IT TO THE TEST; FIND IT; USE IT; LIVE IN IT; DEMAND THAT IT SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS; DEMAND THAT IT SHOW YOU THE WAY TO FULFILLMENT; TRUST IT; for this God-Law is an understanding Law. It's a Law of Love. A LAW--SURE IT IS--BUT A LAW OF INFINITE INTELLIGENCE-- INFINITE COMPASSION--INFINITE LOVE. For the Law was conceived in Love. It lives as Love; it is a loving Law; stern--unbreakable--irresistible--but still LOVING.
This God-Law will take you by the hand if you will let it, and it will slowly but surely lead you into the right paths. It will lead you into green pastures. It will take you beside the still waters. It operates in stillness, for in SPIRITUAL STILLNESS THERE IS POWER. In other words, there is even now as you read this, a surging sea of invisible spiritual creative POWER at your disposal. This spiritual POWER will leap into play when the LAW governing it is used. WHAT IS THAT LAW? Well, it's simple. The Law governing the spiritual realm is simply THAT YOU TAKE WHATEVER IT IS YOU NEED FROM THAT REALM. Some may say, "Well, Dr. Robinson, can I take what I haven't got and don't see?" Of course you can. That is the only sort of thing you CAN take--the thing you do not have. You certainly cannot take what you already have, can you? Of course not. Then the only things you can actually take from the spiritual realm, ARE THE THINGS YOU NEED BUT D0 NOT HAVE.
You are going to ask me here how you can take them. And my reply--my sure reply to that is that YOU YOURSELF WILL APPLY THE MIGHTY SPIRITUAL LAW GOVERNING ALL THE AFFAIRS OF THE UNIVERSE, TO BRING WHATEVER IT IS YOU NEED INTO ACTUAL MANIFESTATION. Don't think that I am playing with you here my friend for I assure you that I have neither the time or the inclination to play with the sacred things of your life. Nor am I advancing a theory of any sort, nor yet am I wandering into the hazy realm of metaphysics. I am telling you here of SPIRITUAL LAW AS IT OPERATES IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD--OR THE NATURAL WORLD, FOR THEY ARE BOTH ONE AND THE SAME THING. Try and assimilate that statement. I am telling you here of the process by which every created thing was created. I am telling you here, and trying to show you here, of the staggering import of the fact that the SPIRITUAL REALM IS THE CONTROLLING REALM OF YOUR LIFE. Never a thought or a desire can ever be sent into that great realm without the answer already being on its way to you. It may take some time for the physical material manifestation to come--but--with unwavering quiet simple child-like faith in the LAW of GOD--THE ANSWER IS SURE.
It took me less than six months to manifest the things I needed in my life. It really took longer than that; it took two years. BUT THE ANSWER WAS ON ITS WAY TO ME THE VERY MOMENT THE REQUEST OR THE DESIRE REGISTERED IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM. That very moment, all the creative powers of the God-Law were immediately and automatically brought into play in my behalf. IMMEDIATELY--there was put into motion, whatever power was necessary to bring from the spiritual realm to me the material things I so much desired. One might say that the desire was really the things itself in actuality. You know, and I know, that the creative Intelligence behind this universe is both big enough, and powerful enough, and resourceful enough to bring to you the things you need. If it can instill into a wild goose the "instinct" that guides it over the trackless waste" from hunger to plenty, and does it with unerring accuracy, do you not think it can bring into your little life the things you need. If this all-creative God-Law can clothe the beautiful lily as it grows, so quietly, so slowly, on the lone mountain-side, do you not think it can also give to you the very best wearing apparel? If God Himself, through His self existent power can implant into your life and into my life the material things we need to make us both happy, successful, and healthy, then do you not think He is able to supply all your needs according to the great spiritual riches that lie in this unseen spiritual realm? I think He can. I think this God-Law is perfectly able to supply all your needs by its own power, AND WILL DO SO IN THE MOMENT YOU LINK YOURSELF UP WITH THIS GOD POWER. As a matter of fact, it is not a case of whether or not the God-Law can give you everything you need, it's a case of whether or not YOU WILL TAKE ENOUGH FROM THE GOD-LAW. Any old fool can get on his knees and ask anyone for anything--BUT IT TAKES A MAN OR A WOMAN IN TUNE WITH THE SPIRITUAL GOD-LAW TO GET THEM. I have shown you the operations of the spiritual LAW. I have given you exercises designed to show you how to obtain this superb and matchless spiritual power. NOW IT'S UP TO YOU. This Law is here. It actually works. It has ever worked. It always will work. Through this Law the universe swings in the heavens in its respective orbits. Through this God-Law it is sustained. Then will you get into complete harmony with this mighty spiritual LAW? I think you will.
Hundreds of my students are already in harmony with it. Just as long as they are they will be manifestly successful in everything they undertake. Will you be? If you are inherently religious, then you may look upon this power as your God. You may call it the power of the CHRIST if you want to. I don't care what you call it as long as you recognize its presence WITH YOU EVERY MOMENT OF THE DAY. I WANT YOU NEVER TO QUESTION THIS DIVINELY NATURAL PRESENCE, BUT TAKE IT AS A MATTER OF FACT THAT IT IS THERE WITH YOU. FOR IT IS. It make no difference what the occasion may be. You can never go into error with the presence of the greatest spiritual power the world has ever known in your life--can you? You can never make a wrong move just as long as the CREATIVE GOD-INTELLIGENCE IS GUIDING YOU--- can you? Of course not. All right--call this power what you will. Look upon it however you care to. I care not about that. BUT I DO CARE THAT MY STUDENTS LIVE IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF SUCH A GOD. Therein lies victory over everything. Herein lies complete mastery of all circumstances. Just as long as you are a canting hypocrite, trying to hypnotize yourself into believing something impossible that your reason will not allow you to believe, then by no possible means can you ever taste and see what a spiritual power there is for you through a personal knowledge of the existence of the GREAT GOD-LAW.
And besides, you will be only fooling yourself. You cannot fool others. They know that you have no more faith in your "traditional god" than has a jack-rabbit. But you let yourself once use and apply the GOD-LAW in your life, and believe me people will stop and take notice of you. People will know that you know both what you are doing and where you are going. But call the power what you like. The term "GOD" is probably as good as any other term, for the God idea seems to be stamped into many of the human race. But depend upon this unseen invisible God Power please, and learn the secret of communion with it. Learn well the Lesson that your every need shall be supplied through the operations of the GOD-LAW, and this in the very moment in which you RECOGNIZE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THIS UNITY OF STRENGTH AND PURPOSE. Do you question whether or not your "prayer" or desire car come to you if this desire is for physical things. Why? "If God so clothed the grass of the field that today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, HOW MUCH MORE SHALL HE CLOTHE YOU--OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH."
I saw a wonderful verse somewhere yesterday. It was in some newspaper or other, and I don't know where I saw it. But I learned it--and I shall give it to you here for it is a beautiful thing and just fits in with my thought here very wonderfully. Here it is:
"If radio's slim fingers-can pluck a melody from out the night and toss it over a continent or sea; if petalled white notes of a violin are blown across a mountain or a city's din; If songs like crimson roses are pulled from thin, blue air, Why should mortals wonder if God hears prayer."
Those of us who have found something of the dynamic Spirit of God don't wonder-- WE KNOW. The trouble is that religionists have foisted onto the human race a God who "SAVES SOULS IN THE FUTURE." I am giving to the world, a God who "SAVES BOTH SOULS AND BODIES HERE AND NOW." This God-Law of mine may also save souls in the future. I know nothing about that. Nor does the cleverest preacher that ever lived. All along that line are theory and self-made hopes. But we of "PSYCHIANA" KNOW that our Master-Law does these things here and now.
Now I ask you which is the better of the two "gods;" the one who MAY save your souls in the future, or the one who DOES OPERATE FOR YOUR ETERNAL BENEFIT HERE AND NOW. The church people don't like me because I remove thinking people from their traditional "god." But I am not moving people from their "god" at all. I am moving the "god." And in its place I am putting another, and far more reasonable GOD-LAW the effects and results of which can be known to the very full here and now. That is all I am doing. But it's enough. For through trial, and toil, and tribulation, the old church, and the entire human race, has groped its way out of God's NATURALLY-REVEALED RELIGION. And, as ever, such groping and such changes are slow. Those advocating them are always looked upon as a "leper" or something equally as bad, when, as a matter of fact, it is the pioneers into the spiritual realm that revolutionize religious truth. And there never was a truth of God discovered yet that did not upset tradition and dogma. I wish I had my way--I would smash every dogma and every tradition to the wall--and what a smash it would be.
But my students may depend upon it that just behind the tradition, and just behind the dogma, and just behind church creeds--lies the TRUE GOD. And this TRUE GOD is SPIRIT. And SPIRIT is LIFE. And SPIRIT is PLENTY. And SPIRIT IS HEALTH. And SPIRIT is HAPPINESS. And SPIRIT is YOU. And YOU are a vital part of GOD. You see this? Of course you do. Then all right--tomorrow morning go out to your daily task with the knowledge of the actual presence of the GOD-LAW with you. Never mind feelings at all. They are the most unreliable things I know. Even a picture show can change feelings--and CHANGEABLENESS IS NOT AN ATTRIBUTE OF THE GOD-LAW nor of the spiritual realm. Feelings belong to the superficial things in a man's make-up---and there are many superficial things there too. But you must get behind all feelings. Get down to the realm where God is. Recognize the actual literal presence of the God-Law in your own life--always--ever--and for your everlasting benefit. Never mind what happens beyond the tome. You know nothing of that. Neither does anyone else--spiritualists to the contrary. But you may depend up on one thing--if the mighty Spiritual Creator of the Universe is your companion and your strength here, you need have no fears for the hereafter. Only a coward worries about the future. If your life is spiritual--and if it is straight here and now-- never mind the future. For the same spiritual God-Law operating with you and for you NOW, will very effectively take care of "the future." This has been a favorite old "dead-dog" of the churches. And it's a fine thing to keep people "meek and lowly in heart." But such a doctrine never produced a spiritual advancement yet.
The men who move other men, are men who KNOW THE POWER OF THE GOD-LAW AS IT OPERATES HERE, AND ARE THEMSELVES MOTIVATED BY THAT LAW. AND YOU MAY DEPEND UPON IT, MY FRIEND, THAT WHEREVER YOU SEE A MAN WHO IS MOLDING THE RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL LIVES OF OTHERS, THERE YOU HAVE A MAN MOULDED HIMSELF BY THE POWER OF THE DYNAMIC GOD-LAW OF THE UNIVERSE. DON'T FORGET THAT. It makes no difference whether or not shallow-brained ministers or priests call him a "heretic." That means nothing at all. For the "heretic" of today is the prophet of tomorrow.
This Lesson may appear to be a little on the religious order to you--I hope not, for I don't ever want to write anything that might be classed as "orthodox religion." "PSYCHIANA" is a New Psychological Religion. It's certainly new-- and most certainly comes at the psychological moment in the world's affairs when men and women are running around like sheep with their heads cut off, looking for something tangible on which to pin their faith and hopes. And in the dispensation of the truth as released through "PSYCHIANA" I must be very true, first of all to the God-Law, then to my students, and then to myself. I haven't any friends, I don't want them. The only friend I have is the Spirit of God--the Life Spirit-- and that is the only friend I want. Oh yes, I have a swarm of personal friends amongst my thousands of students--but I haven't seen many of them--so they must remain friends at a distance. But as far as real friends go--well, I just simply haven't many I assure you. But--in this lonesomeness of life and heart--I am driven to the God-Law, and in that Spirit of Life--I find whatever it is that I need. And I mean this materially and spiritually.
Any religion, whether it be "orthodox" or whether it be "psychological," must be a religion pure in intent. It must teach a PURE God, or a PURE God-Law. Hence, I should be untrue to both you and myself if I did not call your attention also to the finer things of life as well as the material things. For, to the one knowing the Life Spirit they go hand in hand. Or they- should. So don't think it strange if I tell you that while this unseen God-Power can and will bring you the necessary material joys of life, it also can bring the many spiritual joys. It can, and does bring to the one knowing it, the finest, and highest, and noblest impulses possible. It lifts one out of all moral wrong. It cleans up a dirty life. It makes the one intent and desire of the life for a fuller and more complete knowledge of the Great God-Law itself. It has no time for rottenness. In fact, the one knowing the God-Law to the full will not commit very much rottenness. It's only the hypocritical "religionists" who believe in something their reason can not accept who will do these tricks. A man motivated by the Spirit of the Living God never will do them. He is too big a man in the first place, and he knows it's a violation of the Spiritual Law in the second place.
Now as to your relationship with the Cosmic Law of God; I think you have the picture clearly in your mind now. You have had the "flash" from the spiritual realm, or you will receive it sooner or later. Now, act as if all the power of the spiritual realm were working through you. For it is--just to the extent to which you let it. Carry always before you the thing you need most. Never forget it. And then it is securely anchored in the realm of the Spirit--LEAVE IT THERE. It's something like the grain of wheat. It is sown a single grain; it is harvested as many grains. So let your whole life, day by day, be lived in the consciousness of the God-Law. There are many more things I could say to you at this point, but I shall leave them for future Lessons. GET THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF YOUR HARMONY WITH THE SPIRITUAL LAW AND YOUR UNITY WITH IT INTO YOUR THOUGHT-REALM---AND KEEP IT THERE. STUDY THIS LESSON EVERY DAY UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE NEXT ONE. You will find something new in it every time you read it.
Sincerely your friend and teacher,
EXAMINATION QUESTIONS FOR LESSON NO. 15
These examination questions are for your benefit and you should know the answers to them all. If they are not clear to you, read your Lesson again and again until they are clear.
1. Of what relationship is there a picture given in Lesson 15?
2. In what sense may it be truly said that you never had a beginning?
3. To obtain what you need is not a matter of asking some being in the sky to hear and answer your prayer. What is it then?
4. When you realize the "staggering fact" that you are a vital part of the spiritual creation, where does that put you?
5. Why is it a fact that you are the "master of your fate and the captain of your soul"?
6. Is it correct for orthodox preachers to assert that the God taught in these Lessons is the same God that they try to teach?
7. You may be sure of something regarding any one in whose affairs defeat manifests?
8. What is the illustration given in this Lesson of the man standing outside a restaurant? How is it applicable?
9. What is the Law governing the Spiritual Realm?
10. What answer is made to the charge of church people that these Lessons are removing people from their traditional God?
11. Why need you have no fears of "the hereafter"?
12. In addition to material blessings, the God-Law can also bring spiritual joys?