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T0262-073 * [Pg 1]


TEXT OF READING 262-73

This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the Edmonds'
home on Pennsylvania Ave., Norfolk, Va., this 28th day of
October, 1934, in accordance with request made by those
present.

P R E S E N T

Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.
Esther Wynne, Florence & Edith Edmonds, Frances Y. Morrow,
Hugh Lynn Cayce, Mildred Davis, Helen Storey, Helen
Ellington, Ruth LeNoir, Alice Harris, O. J. and Louvenia
Benthall, Nellie Twiddy, Elizabeth Perry, Abbie Kemp and her
two grandsons.

R E A D I N G

Time of Reading
4:35 to 5:00 P. M.

1. GC: You will have before you the members of the Norfolk
Study Groups gathered here. You will give a mental and
spiritual message that will aid them in carrying on, with any
special advice for the further work of Group #1 that will be
helpful at this time.

2. Yes, we have the group, members of groups that are gathered
here, as a group and as individuals.

3. As to that which has been given, that has been presented to
others, to groups, for serious consideration, for application
in their own experiences, ye have found these lessons not
merely tenets; neither are they theories. Rather, as ye have
applied them they have brought to each of you in thine own
particular, peculiar sphere of activity, an experience.
Hence, as ye seek to become that channel through which there
may come to others those blessings, those experiences that
are THY very own, know that - if ye have chosen that which is
the foundation of those lessons, the Christ, the
consciousness of His Presence abiding in thee - there is that
strength, that grace sufficient for ye in every trial, in
every blessing, in every shadow, in every light.

4. For He IS the way; He is the life; He is the vine and ye are
the branches. Bear ye fruit, then, worthy of that thou hast
chosen; and He will keep that thou hast committed unto Him
against every experience that may be required, that may be
needed, that may come in thine attempts to show forth the
Lord's death till He come again; Death meaning that
transition, that decision, that change in every experience.
For if ye die not daily to the things of the world ye are
none of His.

5. Then, lift up thine hearts, thine minds, in praise to Him who

has GIVEN thee the opportunity that ye may be as lights
showing the way; re-consecrating thyself, thy service, thy
joys, thy sorrows, to His service, that ye may have the
greater joy, the greater blessings in Him.

6. How readest thou as to what shall be thine own judgments and
the judgement before the Throne of grace, the Throne of
might? "As ye did it unto the least of these, my brethren,
ye did it unto me."

7. So, let His ways be thy ways. Let thy sorrows be His
sorrows. Let thy joys be His joys, and HE will abide with
thee.

8. To those that seek to prepare the lessons: How hast thou
chosen? [See 262-71, 262-72 re Halaliel] Have ye
rededicated thy lives? Have ye chosen through what channel
ye would seek? The Master has called, and His love will
protect thee if thou wilt in thy daily life live that thou
hast given thy brother, thy friend, as a guide, as an
example!

9. So, as ye choose, know that lesson thou hast been given
becomes a part of thee - thy Destiny! For ye as souls, as
individuals, are BUILDING same. What will the manner of the
structure be?

10. Let thy prayer, thy meditation in preparation, then, be:

11. LORD, THOU ART MY DWELLING PLACE! IN THEE, O FATHER, DO I
TRUST! LET ME SEE IN MYSELF, IN MY BROTHER, THAT THOU WOULD
BLESS IN THY SON, THY GIFT TO ME THAT I MIGHT KNOW THY WAYS!
THOU HAST PROMISED, O FATHER, TO HEAR WHEN THY CHILDREN CALL!
HARKEN, THAT I MAY BE KEPT IN THE WAY THAT I MAY KNOW THE
GLORY OF THY SON AS THOU HAST PROMISED IN HIM, THAT WE
THROUGH HIM MIGHT HAVE ACCESS TO THEE! THOU, O GOD, ALONE,
CAN SAVE! THOU ALONE CAN KEEP MY WAYS!

12. As ye choose, then, my children, as ye know that ye are being
given a work to do, know that His blessings will guide thee
day by day. Be ye not stiff-necked; be ye not seekers after
vainglories. For the day of the Lord is at hand, and many of
ye shall see His glory in the experiences of thy life here
among thy fellowman. Are ye willing to drink the cup even
as He drank, or that thou may receive even the praise of thy
brethren for a day? Let His ways be thy ways. Let there be
that as He gave, "Love ye one another and thus fulfil the law
of God."

13. Ready for questions.

14. (Q) Is it well for Group #1 to invite members from other
groups to join them in the preparations of the future
lessons?

(A) When others of other groups, of any group, feel called
to service, ask - and then they may be chosen; for,
"Whosoever will, let him come and partake of the water of
LIFE." For when ye take His yoke upon thee thy burdens
become light. Be ye messengers, be ye light bearers, then,
for the Christ-child.

15. (Q) Any other advice or guidance at this time?
(A) Much might be given thee. This: Keep, preserve ye in
thine inmost self:

LET THE LIGHT OF THE LOVE OF THE CHRIST BE MY GUIDE. MY
BROTHER, MY FRIEND, MY NEIGHBOR, MINE ENEMY EVEN, ARE
CHILDREN OF GOD - MY BRETHREN, MY LOVED ONES. LET ME, THEN,
SEE THAT I DO NOT CAUSE ONE OF THESE TO ERR, NOR TO PUT A
STUMBLING BLOCK IN THE WAY OF ANY.

16. We are through.



T0262-074 * [Pg 1]


TEXT OF READING 262-74

This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the Edmonds'
home on Pennsylvania Ave., Norfolk, Va., this 23rd day of
December, 1934, in accordance with request made by those
present.

P R E S E N T

Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.
Florence and Edith Edmonds, Frances Y. Morrow, Esther Wynne,
Hugh Lynn Cayce, Mildred Davis, Helen Storey - Helen
Ellington and Ruth LeNoir came in late.

R E A D I N G

Time of Reading
3:20 to 3:30 P. M.

1. GC: You will have before you Group #1, members of which
are present, and their work on the lesson "Destiny". As
individuals and as a group we seek that approach which will
be most in accord with our ideal of service in His name.

2. EC: Yes, we have the group as gathered here, and their work
on the lesson Destiny. As a group and as individuals there
has not been the choice as to how there would be the
activities in the preparation of the lessons. This, as
has been given, should first be determined, and an amicable
expression and a meeting that would make for a clarifying of
that purpose WITH those that would prepare same.

3. Rather, then, at this time would there be given ye as this:

4. As ye seek in the name of Him who came in due season, that ye
through His name might have the access to the Father, then
will ye not in His name strive to be the greater channels of
blessings to those that look to thee in His name for
guidance, for direction, for sustainment during those periods
of anxiety, of doubt and of fear?

5. Then, quit [GD's note: Biblical expression as in 1 Sam. 4:9
and 1 Cor. 16:13, meaning acquit?] yourselves as the children
of the Most High - and KNOW whereunto thou hast chosen that
which would be thy direction in this matter.

6. Some among you are fearful; some are weak; some are doubting;
some are seeking more and more. What will ye do with that
thou hast chosen? Be strong in Him, for His promises are
sure - and ye may walk with Him if ye will choose to be
channels of blessings in His name.

7. Let thy yeas be yea and thy nays be nay in His name, for thou
hast chosen the better part - He has chosen thee as thou hast
chosen Him. Go ye, then, into the field that is ripe unto

the harvest; for His ways are those that lead to eternal
life.

8. Ready for questions.

9. (Q) Please explain so that we may all understand just -
(A) [Interrupting] All understand much better than they
will acknowledge in themselves! Quit [See also 12/6/75 HLC's
as 262-56, Par. R3 in re Halaliel.] ye thyselves like ye
believe that thou hast given to thy brother for the
directions.

10. We are through for the present.

[GD's note: Two or three in the group were still not
convinced that we were right in rejecting Halaliel's help
in preparing the lessons.]



T0262-075 * [Pg 1]


TEXT OF READING 262-75

This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the Edmonds'
home on Pennsylvania Ave., Norfolk, Va., this 6th day of
January, 1935, in accordance with request made by those
present.

P R E S E N T

Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.
Esther Wynne, Florence & Edith Edmonds, Frances Y. Morrow,
Hugh Lynn Cayce, Mildred Davis, Helen Storey, Helen Ellington
& Ruth LeNoir.

R E A D I N G

Time of Reading
4:30 to 5:30 P. M.

1. GC: You will have before you the Norfolk Study Group #1,
members of which are present here, and their desire as
individuals to continue work on the lessons in fulfilling
the purpose of the group as a unit. To each individual heart
has been left the decision to make a new and earnest effort
to apply the lessons already given to others. As we stumble
at times, blinded by selfishness, ignorance, doubt and fear,
we can only turn to the promises of our Christ that He will
guide and direct if we will seek His face. In the name of
Jesus, the Christ, we seek the light that will guide us along
the path He would have us go.

2. EC: We have the members of the group as gathered here, and
their work, and the various decisions that have been made by
the individuals respecting the information that may be given
as a basis for the preparation of lessons.

3. In the approach, then, may they each hear in their own
language and apply that which has been given others in their
own lives to such measures that it, THEIR work, may bring
that as the loving Father has destined that such labors,
such efforts, may bring to the experience of each soul.

4. Then, in the approach to the lesson that has been assigned
or given, let's first approach in the manner which has been
indicated; that a cycle has been reached, a turn has come -
in informative information, or that which will be found by
many to be at variance to much that has been presented by
men, or man, here and there.

5. First, then, to define Destiny - that is in accord with
truth: Destiny is of the next three lessons that would be
given through here. Then, Destiny is of what? MIND, BODY,
SOUL. The next three lessons. Mind, body, soul.

6. Destiny is, then, a law - an immutable law, that is as

lasting as that which brought all into being that is
manifested in all the varied spheres of materialization, or
manifestation; and that of which man has seen the signs here,
there, written in those experiences of the travelers along
the varied spheres of experience. Man in the interpretation
of those signs has often mistaken the sign for the law.

7. Hence to those that hold to this or that theory, then, this
group would present - in reference to the destiny of mind,
of body, of soul - that which may become as a light to many
who have stumbled upon those signs in their activities, in
their efforts here and there. [See 262-77, Par. 23-A.]

8. Then, in giving that from which and upon which ye as
individuals have applied and may apply as a group in giving
an aid to others, in making their paths straight, look ye to
the LAW that is destiny - destined - in the Word of Him.
For He gave that though the heavens and the earth pass away,
His Word shall NOT pass away. What is the gospel? What IS
the truth? What is the judgment? What is the law?

9. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he"? ye ask. "As ye
do it unto the least of these, my little ones, ye do it unto
me"? another asks. "As ye would that men should do unto
you, do ye even so to them" says another.

10. What gave He as the last command? "A new commandment I give
unto you, Love one another." What is thy lesson on Love?
How many live same in their daily experience?

11. But ye ask again, What of Destiny? He hath not willed that
any soul should perish but that EVERY soul shall know the
will of God to DO it!

12. Then, ye wonder - can such be possible in threescore and ten
years in the earth? Also ye wonder - doth the time of birth,
the place of the environment, make or have a part in destiny?
Do the days or the years, or the numbers, all have their
part? Yea, more than that! Yet, as has been given, all
these are but signs along the way; they are but omens; they
are but the marks that have indicated - for, as given, He
has set His mark, and these are SIGNS, not the destinies!
For the destiny of the mind, of the body, of the soul, is
with Him. For naught that man may do maketh for the
righteousness, but the mercy of the Father as exemplified
in the Son makes for the destinies of that trinity of the
mind, the body, the soul, in its effort, in its endeavor,
in any environ, in any experience, to mark the way; yea,
even so clearly that there may not be longer the stumbling,
the wandering - for the day of the Lord draweth nigh for
many. While ye wander, search thine own heart and KNOW as
of old that faith is counted as righteousness to those that
love the Lord. Those of ye study that ye show yourselves

approved unto Him that giveth life; that would direct the
mind, that manifests in the body, that would have thy soul
as a COMPANION with Him - thy elder brother! Who hath OPENED
the gates of heaven, who hath closed - to you that manifest
love - the gates of hell! For He hath given. And he that
confesseth that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living
God, hath LIFE eternal - and the gates of hell shall NOT
prevail against him!

13. What, then, is thy Destiny? It is made in that thou
pervertest not that thou KNOWEST to do in thine heart
respecting thy fellow man! For ye look to Him who is the
author and the finisher of faith. He IS Faith, AND Truth,
AND Light - AND in no other is there comeliness at all.
For He is the rock of salvation; the bright, the morning
star; the rose of Sharon; the WONDERFUL counsellor. In Him
IS thy Destiny. Turn ye not away from Him. [GD's note:
Again warning not to accept Halaliel or any other.]

14. As to those things that are marks, signs, omens along the way
- UNDERSTAND them for what they ARE! Put NOT thy trust in
THEM! For He has given (and remember He gave, "Heavens and
the earth may pass, but my Word shall not!"); he that seeks
shall find; he that knocketh, to HIM shall be opened. For
He hath spoken, and His word is; that "Though ye wander far
afield, though ye become beset by the doubts and the fears,
though ye even turn thy back upon ME, if ye will remember the
promises and TURN, I WILL HEAR - SPEEDILY - and will forgive
thy trespasses, even as YOU forgive those that trespass
against you."

15. Let love be without dissimulation. Look not upon that which
may bring only joy to thee, yet even peace to thee; for He
is thy light and thy guide. Put rather thy life, thy
EXPERIENCES, thy associations, even thine own self, into His
keeping; knowing He is able to keep that thou hast committed
unto Him - and may save thee, for He alone hath the words of
life. And no matter what ye make or mark, or mar, He is
STILL with thee, ready to harken when ye call.

16. Let thine heart be raised, then, in praise that thou hast
NAMED the Name above every other name; for He alone can save
- and He alone can FORGIVE - He alone can answer prayer; to
the same measure that THOU, IN thine own experience,
ANSWERETH the prayer of thy fellow man.

17. Ready for questions.

18. (Q) [303]: Please give me a message that will help me?
(A) It HAS been given, but - in thine heart - let not your
heart be troubled, and be not afraid. Fear rather him who
may destroy thy soul, thine mind. Keep the faith. Look only
upon that which brings peace, harmony, joy, in the lives of

those that thou may serve from day to day. Think not upon
those fearful things about thine self, for HE (in faith)
will care for these. "As ye do it unto these, ye do it unto
me." Art thou, then, mindful of what the Master would say,
as He would walk with thee? Listen to the voice within; for
He is nearer even than thine own body!

19. (Q) [307]: Please give me a message of help at this time.
(A) Thou hast had it, but - Know, let the love of God and
not of man constrain thee at ALL times. LOVE the Lord,
eschew evil. Think not of the glories other than that thou
may create in the hearts and minds and bodies of thy fellow
man. For thus may thine own soul learn the lessons that thou
hast given.

20. (Q) [560]: May the dream I had this morning -
(A) No dreams. Rather, this: Glory and peace and honor is
thine, in that thou - as He has given - looketh on those
things that bestir the soul to activity towards thy fellow
man. Let not the things of the earth disturb thee. Let not
that which would make thee afraid come NIGH UNTO thee! For
HE IS thy guide, thy guard, and will defend thee against all
that would make thee fearful.

21. (Q) [295]: Please give me a message on "Destiny" and tell
me if I have made the correct decisions? [See notation on
262-75, Par. R3.]
(A) Let HIM be thy decisions. For thy destiny is in HIM.
Let HIS hand, his love, his strength, GUIDE thee day by day.
Thine own heart, thine own mind, will direct thee as to thy
choice, as it is made in accord with - AND DIRECTED BY - Him.

22. (Q) In accepting the teacher [Halaliel] or help promised,
is there any reason to believe we shall not receive the
highest and be guided by the Spirit of Truth as manifested
through the Christ?
(A) It has been given.

23. (Q) Is this an opportunity for expanding spiritually, the
acceptance of the help promised?
(A) An opportunity for experiencing the presence of the
Christ in thine own life is EVER before thee. An opportunity
rather that ye guide thyself first, then counsel others; but
he that would IMPEL shall indeed be impelled!

24. (Q) [993]: Please give me a personal message.
(A) Given. Ye that love the Lord know He is nigh unto
thee, even in the pulsation of thine own heart that is the
life flow of thine own body. Let each heartbeat, then, be
as a greater love for thy fellow man. Let the glory of the
Father be thine watchword, that He may use thee as He seeth
fit; NOT as thou wouldst go but rather: "Let Thou me know,
though the day may grow dark and the night stormy yet in

Thee, O Lord, I put my trust. Thou ART the haven of rest.
Thou art the good shepherd. Thou hast the words of life.
Thou art the living water. Let me drink deep, then, that
my life, my body, my soul, may SHINE as a light for those
along the pathway."

25. (Q) [585]: Is there a message for me?
(A) Keep the faith that there may be more and more awareness
in thine daily life; not disregards to those things that are
not understood. Take TIME to be patient with those that are
in wonderment, yet harken to the voice that calls from within
that ye make thine own paths straight that He may come and
abide with thee. Know ONLY true light may shine down the
STRAIGHT path.

26. (Q) [341]: Is there a message for me?
(A) Given. But: Know the truth and the truth shall make
you free IN the Lord; for he that is the law is no longer
subject to the law; for being the law he hath put away fear,
doubt, and those things that would hinder or make afraid.
The Lord is in His holy temple; yea, in the temple where He
has promised to meet thee - if ye will enter in and sup with
Him.

27. (Q) [413]: Is there a message for me?
(A) Given; but know, he that endureth unto the end shall
wear the crown of life; he that letteth little hindrances
become stumblingblocks is not worthy of those things that
are glories in His name - yet He heareth, ever. ABIDE ye
in Him. Let the GLORY of thy love guide thee; for righteous
is he that believeth and doeth as he believes.

28. (Q) [379]: Is there a message for me?
(A) As the Father hath loved Him, as His love hast guided
thee, let THAT be the love ye show to thy fellow man. Let
grace, mercy and peace be with those that ye bless; for many
are blessed by thy very presence when ye call on the Lord.

29. (Q) [294]:
(A) Given; but know the promises that He has given in Him
are ever nigh unto thee, and in and through thee; if ye will
keep thy paths straight, many may be blessed.

30. (Q) [288]:
(A) Given. Glory in the SON and His promises, as He gave
"Ask in my name, believing, and ye SHALL receive." Let the
love of GOD, not of self, constrain thee ever.

31. (Q) [538]: May I have a message that will help me?
(A) As thou hast chosen in thine heart so be it unto thee.
For the power, the glory of the Son that He sheds upon the
sons and daughters of men is as He gave: "I, not of myself
but the Father that worketh IN me, so I in you and you in me

and I in the Father, may bring that peace, harmony, joy,
that maketh for those activities in EVERY experience that
become the light to others."

TO ALL:

Let thy love for one another, thy love for truth for Truth's
sake, in Him, GUIDE you - ever. His peace, His mercy, His
glory, overshadow you day by day!

Study that ye may give as He gives unto you; not of
yourselves but as thy Master, thy brother, giveth thee,
through the measure that ye mete unto thy fellow man.

32. We are through for the present.



T0262-076 * [Pg 1]


TEXT OF READING 262-76

This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at his home on
Arctic Crescent, Virginia Beach, Va., this 18th day of
January, 1935, was volunteered at the end of a physical rdg.
[795-1], for a little girl in Detroit, Michigan, after
suggestion had been given for waking Edgar Cayce.

P R E S E N T

Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.
Mildred Davis and L. B. Cayce.

R E A D I N G

Time of Reading
11:3O A. M.

1. EC: It would be very interesting for those who are going
about to make a collection of such things to notice the
vibrations and variations in vibrations of various cities
[Detroit], or those conditions that make for the abilities
of the proper association or connections through the mental
activities of individuals in relationship to information of
such natures.

2. As has been seen from here, what has been given as to the
influences or forces that should be combined through periods
of activity - or a certain element for a combination of the
mental influences and forces - is not irrelevant to the
better influences for this particular individual or body at
this time. But the attitudes, desires not only of those
surrounding or seeking information but of the one who is
receptive - or to act in the capacity of being receptive for
such things - these are well in the present.

[GD's note: The second paragraph seems to be referring to
Edgar Cayce's physical and mental condition, also to those
closely surrounding him during the readings - particularly
to Gertrude Cayce in this instance.

Could this also be referring to 262-71 which indicated that
Halaliel was being sent to the group through their own
desires? All the rest of the readings seemed to be
counseling the group AGAINST accepting any other sign or
guide along the way except Jesus, the Christ.

Now 262-76 is seeming to say that the obstruction in the mind
of Edgar Cayce and those around him has been removed, and
that all is well. In my mind the above seems to be somewhat
of an apology for the allowing of such interferences to enter
from time to time.]



T0262-077 * [Pg 1]


TEXT OF READING 262-77

This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce at the Edmonds'
home on Pennsylvania Ave., Norfolk, Va., this 20th day of
January, 1935, in accordance with request made by those
present.

P R E S E N T

Edgar Cayce; Gertrude Cayce, Conductor; Gladys Davis, Steno.
Esther Wynne, Florence & Edith Edmonds, Frances Y. Morrow,
Hugh Lynn Cayce, Mildred Davis, Helen Storey and Ruth
LeNoir.

R E A D I N G

Time of Reading
4:20 to 5:10 P. M.

1. GC: You will have before you Norfolk Study Group #1, members
of which are present here, seeking further guidance in
preparing the lesson, DESTINY, and answers to their questions
on same.

2. EC: Yes, we have the group as gathered here and their
seeking respecting the lesson. In considering further, then,
that which has been given from that promise set, that the
destiny of those that have named the name of the Christ is
set in Him:

3. That individuals may of their own volition choose the
exaltation of self, or the aggrandizement of self's own ego,
is apparent. This makes for what many have termed and do
term their karmic conditions, that may then be seen.

4. Those who are in that way or attitude of "Let the words of my
mouth and the meditation of the heart be acceptable in Thy
sight," are in the way of truth.

5. Those that kick against the pricks - even as thine own
teacher, thine own writer, Paul, saw the error and turned
therein. Was it destiny that he was to be called? Or that
the gift of the Son set a way, a vine, a water, living water,
and that he chose to meditate and thus give that destined to
work upon? For, as given, this material life is of those
energies that make for the adherence to the laws that pertain
to this material plane. And the spiritual laws are inter-
penetrable with those activities that make for the will of
the Father that no soul should perish but that there may be
the burning of the dross that it may be sifted as wheat, that
it may be purified even as He through suffering in the
material things that ARE for the soul's edification.

6. Then, in this may each be enabled to look only to Him,
knowing that He IS the light, He IS the way; those things

which come to bear in the experience are that there may be
known those things necessary for those who seek, for only
those who seek may find.

7. For, as has been given, there be nothing in earth, in hell,
in heaven, that may separate the soul from God save the
individual soul.

8. Then, what is destiny? That the soul who seeks shall the
sooner find; that the soul who puts into practice day by day
that which is known may the sooner enjoin itself to that
which IS hope and peace and happiness and love and joy in the
earth.

9. That there should be those who should know heaven on earth or
in the earth, or in flesh, is the destiny of those that are
willing, who have had their minds, their bodies, their souls
cleansed in the blood of the Lamb. How? By being as He, a
living example of that He, the Christ, professed to be.

10. Then, that which hinders most - this group, any group, the
world - is speaking one thing and living in the inner self
another. This destines to bring confusion and turmoil and
strife and want, and a reckoning with that which makes for
tears, sorrow, and that is of the earth earthy. And ye are,
as He gave, servants of - workers with - THAT force whom ye
serve.

11. In presenting self, then, as has been given, come to the
altar of truth within thine own self. There He through His
promise, IN His promise, will meet thee, and it shall be
shown thee that which is the way, the manner.

12. Individuals in their understanding falter here and there, for
they have been told and have listened from their own
observation, rather than experience, that this way, that way,
the prayer at this period or at that period, the stars at
this period have meant or do indicate or do mean that this
number from the name, this day means this or that, and in the
application comes confusion. These - as has been given - are
signs, are omens; but how gavest He? "The heavens and the
earth will pass away, but my word shall not pass away."

13. The signs, the omens then, are to be used as stepping-stones
for an UNDERSTANDING; not to be confused with nor given -
through that gift in thee of constructive forces from the
Father-God Himself - other power than they contain within
themselves. For each soul that meets and encounters and
accredits receives the same in return. How gave He on this?
"He that receiveth a prophet [Halaliel?] in the name of a
prophet hath a prophet's reward." This does not indicate
that the prophet received is of God, an angel of heaven or of
hell; but in the name, in the manner, in the way as received

so cometh the reward. THAT is destined! Why? In the seed
of thought, whether of body, mind or soul, IS the seed
thereof; and it bears fruit which is of its own kind and
nature. Said He, "Ye do not gather grapes from thistles;
neither may ye expect to do evil looking for good." For the
destiny is in that which has set the world, yea, the earth
and all that is therein, in motion. And ye in thy blindness,
thy foolishness, thy DESIRE for self, look for some EASY way;
when all the ease, all the hope, all the life there is IS in
Him! Then, HIS way is the easy way. What is His way? "He
that would force thee to go one mile, go with him twain; he
that would sue thee and take away thy coat, give him thy
cloak also." Did He say whether justly or unjustly? Who did
He say is the judge? "Judge not that ye be not judged."
For, "As ye do it unto the least in the earth, ye do it unto
me." [Warning re accepting Halaliel's offer given in 262-71]

14. Then, when ye seek to do His biddings and do otherwise than
thou would have Him do unto thee, thou alone maketh the way
harder for thyself. For the will of the Father is LIFE! It
is life eternal to as many as will accept, as many as will
view that which they hear from the still small voice as they
meet Him within. For ye are made up of mind, body, soul.
The soul is the God-part in thee, the LIVING God. The
manifestations that ye make in thy mind make for that growth
which is manifested in the body in the earth and in thy soul
in the everlasting.

15. So, know ye the way; point it out. For, as He has given,
though ye come to the altar or to thine church or to thine
group or to thine neighbor pleading not for self but for
others, and it is that ye may be exalted, that ye may be
honored, that ye may be spoken well of, for others; He cannot
hear thy petition. Why? Because there has another entered
with thee into thy chamber, thy closet, and He thy God - that
answers prayer, that forgives through His Son - is shut out.
In His name, then, only; for, as He gave, "They that climb up
some other way are thieves and robbers."

16. Then, today, will ye not rededicate thyself, thy body, thy
soul, to the service of thy God? And He that came has
promised, "When ye ask in my name, THAT will be given thee in
the earth." Then, do not become impatient that ye are
counted in this day as a servant, as an humble worker, as one
that is troubled as to food, shelter, or those things that
would make thy temporal surroundings the better. For ye grow
weary in waiting, but the Lord will not tarry; eternity is
LONG, and in that ye may spend it in those things that are
joy and peace and harmony, make thy self sure in Him. How?
"As ye do it unto these, my brethren, ye do it unto me."
Just being kind! Thy destiny is in HIM. Are ye taking Him
with thee in love into thy associations with thy fellow man,
or art thou seeking thy OWN glorification, exaltation, or

thine own fame, or that ye may even be well-spoken of? When
ye do, ye shut Him away.

17. ENTER thou into thy chamber not made with hands, but eternal;
for there He has promised to meet thee. There alone may ye
meet Him and be guided to those things that will make this
life, now, happiness, joy and understanding.

18. As ye have received, love ye one another even as He has loved
you, who gave up heaven and all its power, all its glory,
that thine mind can conceive, and came into the earth in
flesh that ye through Him might have the access to the
Father, God. In Him there is no variableness or shadow made
by turning. Then, neither must thy thoughts or thy acts
cause a frown or a shadow upon thy brother - even as He. For
He gave, "Be ye perfect, even as thy heavenly Father is
perfect." Ye say, "This cannot be done in this house of
clay!" Did He? Ye say, "This is too hard for me!" Did he
grumble, did He falter? To be sure, He cried, "Father, if it
be possible, let this cup pass." Yea, oft will ye cry aloud,
even as He. Ye cannot bear the burden alone, but He has
promised and He is faithful, "If ye put thy yoke upon me, I
will guide you."

Then, when we come in our sorrows alone and there comes the
peace, the quiet, and then those periods of joy and gladnes
when we forget - we carry the thought of others, of those
that would make merry, and wonder why the joy has passed. It
is because we have left Him outside.

19. Take Him, then, in thy joys, in thy sorrows, in ALL of
thyself; for He alone hath the words of life.

20. Ready for questions.

21. Many there be among you for whom changes will shortly come to
pass. Be ye strong. Be ye steadfast.

22. (Q) Please explain, "may become as a light to many who have
stumbled upon those signs in their activities, in their
efforts here and there." [262-75, Par. 7.] What signs are
referred to here?
(A) It has just been explained. Those who may not read this
are blind indeed!

23. (Q) Please give a message on destiny for [404]:
(A) Study to show thyself approved in all things, if ye
would know peace and harmony and joy now. For He IS thy
destiny; He hath not willed that any should perish. Why will
ye make thy will, then, in opposition to His? Keep the
LITTLE things, and there will grow and grow the greater joys
in thy service to thy fellow man.

24. (Q) [462]:
(A) Let thy going in, thy coming out, be acceptable in the
best that is in thee. For as thou hast seen and heard, as
thou hast meted to others so may it be meted to thee. How
readest thou? Are ye to be judged by the manner, the
purpose, the aim, the desire toward thy fellow man? Then, be
sure these in word, in act, in thy meditation, are as He
gave.

25. (Q) [341]: Please explain the relation of heredity and the
destiny of the physical body within man's control.
(A) This would rather come in body as related to DESTINY.
Let's don't get ahead; we've got to have MIND yet! Mind
builds for the body; both physical and the soul, and the body
is of the hereditary influences through the relativity of
activity of soul and mind. Comprehend?

26. (Q) [993]: Please explain the following passage from a
recent reading: "That no one mention Who, though the name
and the activities of any desire may be given thee, but when
thou speakest outside thine own group, thou hast cut thyself
aloof." [262-71, Par. 8.]
(A) Ye have not chosen! [See GD's note in 262-77, Par. R1.]
Then, remember Lot's wife! Ye chose not for a dweller among
thee, save in the spirit of the Christ! It is as He gave
when He brought that which separated the physical body from
the possession of that which brought ill, or dissension.
What was His command? "See that thou tellest NO MAN!" Tell
God, from within. Live it from without!

27. We are through for the present.

     

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