Beloved Lady Nada,
tremendous struggle which is paramount
in the life of the individual who aspires to Godliness prompts My Presence here
with you this morning.
There is no unascended being who is not thoroughly convinced of his identity as an ego apart from the fullness of God, whose right and whose attributes must be affirmed and protected by self-conscious effort. The constant struggle to maintain a separate identity rather than allowing the little self to flow gently into the one universal whole is unnatural and is the cause of all stress, nervous tension and emotional distress and unrest. It is the same as if one wave of the sea refused to merge and become part of the tide. The uneven and unnatural struggle would soon exhaust the energy of the erring wave which would be drawn by the power of the great ocean back into its natural oneness with the sea.
The student body is looking at God as a Being apart from itself, toward which it must attain by a constant battle with this separate entity created by its own belief. The Ascended Host of Light have become a part of the Universal Whole and from the Bosom of the Father pour Their Light to all the rest of the expressions of Themselves.
honest individual will realize by a little introspection that his entire life is
devoted to the maintenance of this separate ego. Let any man be touched upon the
'primal rights' of this separate ego and he or she, like a wild beast would rush
to its defense.
The Master Jesus gave an example of the nothingness of the outer man when He was distinctly unconcerned with the efforts of the people to destroy the dignity and the Godliness of the form He inhabited. He, knowing that all life was one, realized that they but poured out their life’s blood and crucified by their own acts the atoms of their own bodies.
When you once conceive of the oneness of life and when your consciousness is impregnated with the realization of that oneness, you will let go of the consciousness that there is any separation between you and the beggar on the street or the Ascended Host of Heaven. The one life singing through all must be treated with the same unfailing courtesy and kindliness. When Saint Francis gave his cloak to the unclothed and His food to the hungry. His disciples rebuked Him, for they had learned to love Francis and not Life, but Francis, in his great illumination knew that He but fed and clothed Himself.
This feeling of oneness brings humility and peace indescribable for only a
consciousness of separateness brings anger, selfishness or judgment. Dissociate
your thinking and feeling processes from any ideation that the life within your
body is a separate and distinct entity from the whole and let that life flow
ceaselessly forth from you in a radiation of Good, while you dwell in the bosom
of the One God and do not, even for an instant, allow any part of your
consciousness -- by word, thought or feeling -- show preference to the life
flowing through your vessel over that of any other.
NADA means NOTHING. This is not a negative, lethargy or massive state, but it is
the same consciousness which Jesus used when He said “I, of my own self, can do
nothing, etc.” It is rather a most powerfully positive and concentrated
consciousness of the ONE-NESS of the eternal Life of the Universe, and he who
attains that consciousness has become one with the Ascended Consciousness even
while he yet appears in the Third Dimensional Garments of flesh.
[From: Friendship with the
Gods, Part Two]
[From: Friendship with the Gods, Part Two]