Wasn't gonna do a third Lent Experiment and then I listened to the first discourse from
The I AM Discourses of Saint Germain 1 - 33 Complete
In the first discourse is explained how we diminish self by using the words:
I AM not
I can not
I have not
It occurred to me it could make this a fairly simple thing.
And in a way I have no expectations of how it will impact my life except it seems clear that it will benefit my life.
Actually, for those who truly take this on
44 days of allowing SELF to be more aware of when they invoke the words
and then what they attach to the 'I AM'
and more aware when they invoke the words
'I AM not...
I can not...
I have not...'
Who I AM
the TRUE ME
first person, present tense
All is possible.
Anyway, I share the first two discourses below to get a feel for the inspiration for this Lent Experiment.
I begin this May 31, 2023 and end July 13, 2023.
If and/or when you find this, if you would like to give it a try, just pick 44 days.
I AM discourses by the Ascended Master Saint Germain
October 3rd, 1932
thou infinite, mighty presence
thou all-pervading principle of life
we give praise and thanks for thy wondrous activity through all outer presence.
Out of thy mighty essence comes all that is
and oh that humanity might understand
thou art ever and forever self-sustained.
thou mighty active principle of life surge forth in the outer activity of mankind and manifest thy supreme justice now in all places.
mighty presence of light, God in action, please govern the minds of mankind holding them to truth and justice
Please see that thy messengers are placed in all official positions, but not of the outer inner fear that none of humanity may accept any thought of deception.
Mighty presence of God in action surge forth in the minds of all expressing that conquering presence.
Greetings! I bring you greetings from the perfected ones who are watching closely over and ministering to all.
in all its activities everywhere manifest
is God in action.
It is only through lack of understanding of applied thought and feeling that mankind is constantly interrupting the pure flow of that perfect essence of life, which would without interference naturally express its perfection everywhere.
The natural tendency of life is love, peace, beauty, harmony and opulence.
For life cares not who uses it, while it's constantly surging to pour more of its perfection into manifestation…always with that lifting process, which is ever inherent within itself.
I AM is the activity of that life.
How strange it is that students with sincere interest do not seem to get the true meaning of those two words.
When you say and feel
you release the spring of eternal, everlasting life to flow on its way unmolested.
In other words you open wide the door to its natural flow.
When you say
“I am not.”
You shut the door in the face of this mighty energy.
I AM is the full activity of God.
Having placed before you so often the truth of God in action, I wish you to understand its first expression in individualization.
The first expression of every individual everywhere in the universe, either in spoken word, silent thought or feeling is
Recognizing its own conquering divinity, the student endeavoring to understand and apply these mighty, yet simple laws,
MUST stand guard more strictly over his thought and expression in word
for every time you say
I am not
I have not
whether knowingly or unknowingly
throttling that great presence within you.
This is just as tangible as if you placed your hands about the throat of an outer form. Only with the outer form, your thought governing the hand, you can release it at any time.
Yet, when you make a declaration, using the words
I am not
you set in motion mighty, limitless energy that continues to act unless it is recalled; and the imperfection consumed and transmuted.
This shows you the enormous power you have to qualify this mighty energy of God.
I tell you, beloved students, dynamite is far less dangerous.
Dynamite would but liberate you from the body, while these thoughts sent forth ignorantly and ungoverned bind you upon the wheel of re-embodiment indefinitely.
Thus, you can see how important it is for you to know what you are doing when you thoughtlessly use wrong expressions.
You are using the most divine principle of activity in the universe:
Do not misunderstand me.
This is no idle foreign or oriental expression.
It is the highest principle of life used and expressed throughout every civilization that has ever existed.
For the first expression every self-conscious form of life lives is
It is only afterwards in its contact with outer, wrongly qualified activity that it begins to accept anything less than
Now dear students, you do not see that when you say
“I am sick.”
you are just reversing this principle of life
which is naturally all perfection.
Thus, requalifying it by your willful ignorance with something which it never naturally possessed.
Through long centuries of willful misunderstanding, humanity has charged the very atmosphere about them with falsehood and unreality.
For I need not say to you that when you say
I am sick
it is an abject falsehood in respect to your divinity. Your divinity, which cannot be sick.
Does this sound harsh to you?
Then I say think it over. You will see what a blessing and release it can be to you.
I say to you dear students
in the name of God
using these wrong expressions of your God head of your divinity.
For it is impossible for you to have freedom as long as you continue to do it.
I cannot speak of this to you too often:
when you really recognize and accept the mighty presence of God in you, there are positively no adverse conditions.
I say to you
"giving power to the outer conditions, persons, places or things."
And in the name of God
every time you find yourself starting to say,
I am sick
I am broke
I'm not feeling well
instantly reverse this fatal condition to your progress and
with all the intensity of your being,
I AM is all health, opulence, perfection, happiness, peace, and
the power to recognize perfection in yourself and everywhere else.
When you think of the expression
I know I have God in action expressing in my life.
Do not let these false expressions continue to govern and limit you.
Continually remind self:
I live, love, move, exude and have my being and all outer expression in the full opulence of God made manifest every moment.
Thus reminding yourself of this invincible, unconquerable presence; you keep the door open for its pure, invincible essence and intelligence to weave into your outer expression that wondrous perfection.
I plead with you dear ones everywhere,
do not continue to use these wrong expressions, thinking that in some hocus pocus way you may slide past, reaping the result.
It simply cannot be done.
Many of you know that they use the branding iron on the western frontier as a recognition of ownership the ranchman
so great is my desire to have you recognize and hold fast to the active presence of God in you, that I almost long for a branding iron to brand those words:
into your consciousness for constant use, that you could not be drawn off the recognition,
the acceptance and use of that mighty glorious presence of God,
which you are.
I trust that all who may hear or read these words will feel the power and the mighty conviction of this truth that goes with them leaping into action wherever expressed.
If at any time anything less than perfection attempts to make an appearance in my experience,
“It is not true!”
Then declare just as vehemently,
“I accept ONLY God, which is perfection, in my life everywhere manifest.”
As long as you give way to accepting false appearances, you will have them expressed in your life and experience.
It is not, dear student, a matter of belief on your part,
whether you accept these truths or not.
They are the law given through long centuries of experience and are placed before you for your freedom.
Awaken to the fact that your thought and feeling in the past have built created the inharmony of your world today.
Arise and walk with the father. Be
that you may be free from these limitations.
There is only one thing in this universe that can surround you with limitation, and that is
accepting the outer appearance,
the mighty, active presence of God in me, my body and my life.
The western world likes to fool itself with the idea that it refuses to accept the ancient and eastern idea of sorcery.
In other words, the misuse of the spiritual powers.
The worst kind of sorcery is being used in the political fields today that has ever been known in the history of mankind through the use of mental power wrongly qualified.
If this same tremendous, mental force were used in just the reverse way
to know that there is only God in action in every individual filling official places the sender of that quality or truth would not only be free himself, but the political world would be filled with Freedom and Justice.
Then we would experience a natural world,
a world of God in action everywhere present.
It is today as it was one time in Egypt.
Those who misuse the mental power are binding themselves to the rack of in harmony embodiment after embodiment.
Take the stand:
I do not take on conditions from anybody or anything about me
I ONLY take on God, God's opulent good and I AM ALWAYS God commanded.
You need to acquire the habit of stealing yourself.
Sit down three or four times a day and simply still the outer self.
This will let the energy be supplied.
Learn to command and control the energy in your body.
if you want the energy still, be still
if you want the energy active, be active.
You must stand up, face a thing and
rise above it!
There is no other way!
The student should watch in every way for habits and break them up.
He should not have to be told, but must look within himself and
uproot whatever is not perfect.
This brings a freedom not possible in any other way.
The holding on of old habits is just like wearing old, worn out garments.
The student must not wait for someone else to think these things out for him. He must do it himself. It is not possible for anyone to do it but himself.
In this work and under this radiation, everything that is latent in the individual is being brought forth to be consumed.
Watch that the attention does not become fixed on the thing you do not want.
It is perfectly ridiculous to keep recalling things which have not worked out.
If you've built your limitations for centuries and can by this attention and self-effort free yourself in a few years, isn't it worth it?
Is it marvelous and perfectly priceless?
A humorous sense of getting away from a thing is sometimes the quickest and most powerful way of doing it.
A buoyant, Joyous feeling releases the energy that many times enables a very wonderful manifestation to take place.
If one will buckle down to brass tacks and call on the law of forgiveness, he can then consume all past creations in the consuming flame and be free.
You must be conscious that the flame is the active presence of God doing the consuming.
The freedom of God is here in action.
When you have a feeling to do a certain, constructive thing: go ahead stick to it and do it.
If the heavens fall whether the manifestation comes now or not, should not enter into your consciousness at all.
Even when students only know a thing intellectually, they should not allow the mind to keep her calling wrong conditions.
Especially, when they know what this activity does to their success.
It is unbelievable that people will not conquer this enemy in their consciousness.
No student can ever gain victory until he stops turning back to the old, negative conditions he is trying to get rid of.
The whole work of a teacher is to get some means and explanation over to the student of the activity of acceptance.
What the mind accepts is that which an individual agrees with through his attention.
By letting the two become one,
when the mind accepts and agrees with a thing or condition, the individual decrees it into his world.
Whatever you let the attention rest upon, you are agreeing with and accepting. Be cause through the attention, you have allowed the mind to become one with it.
If an individual were to see a rattlesnake coiled would you walk right up to be struck? Certainly not!
This is what students are doing when they let their attention turn back to their troubles.
Such habits are only past momentum given a specific quality.
There are only two activities in life.
If you will not let the inner govern according to its plan of perfection, then the outer must, when a constructive picture is flashed to your mind it is a reality.
When you recall it as a mental picture and hold it again, it calls forth the reality.
One can become so aware of his own God presence that at any time he can see and feel its radiance pouring out to him.
For things it does not want the outer has all the confidence in the world.
It is up to the student to
compel it to have the same confidence for the perfection of God
that it has for the imperfection of the senses.
The student must always rely on himself.
He must always think,
“what can I do to intensify this activity?”
from the hints given in this discourse.
Mighty perfected ones, as we receive thy magic circle of protection, as we receive and we are enfolded in thy mighty, opulent presence, oh master within, we accept fully that opulence made manifest in our outer experience and use.
We give praise and thanks for thy wisdom in its use.
We give praise and thanks that we have the full strength to accept only thy mighty active presence at all times and to refuse acceptance to anything unlike thee.
October 6th, 1932
thou infinite, all-pervading presence
thou mighty master within
each human form, with knowledge and accept thy full presence manifest within these forms and within the human form of every individual that God has sent forth.
we give praise and thanks that at last we have become aware of this mighty presence to whom we can turn and recognize the fullness of God's activity, the I AM of all things.
Greetings, to you all.
When Jesus said,
“I AM the resurrection and the life.”
He gave forth one of the mightiest utterances that can well be expressed.
When he said,
He did not refer to the outer expression.
He did refer to the mighty master presence, God within.
Because he repeatedly said,
“I, of myself, can do nothing. It is the father within, the I AM that doeth the works.”
Again, Jesus said,
“I AM the way, the life and the truth.”
Giving recognition to the one and only power:
God in action within Him.
Again, He said,
“I AM the light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”
Prefacing every statement of vital importance with the words
as anything and everything you wish to be is one of the mightiest means of loosing the inner God power, love, wisdom and truth; and setting it into action in the outer experience.
Again, let us refer to his mighty utterance, perhaps one of the greatest ever spoken into the outer expression:
“I AM the open door, which no man can shut.”
Do you not see how very vital this is when you come to review understandingly these mighty statements?
You recognize and accept fully
as the mighty presence of God in you, in action;
you have taken one of the greatest steps to liberation.
Now mark you in the utterance of the truth that
“I AM the open door, which no man can shut.”
If you can but realize it, you have the key that allows you to step through the veil of flesh, carrying with you all consciousness that you have generated or accumulated which is imperfect…
and they are transmuted.
In other words,
raise into that perfection, into which you have stepped.
Too much stress cannot be laid upon the importance of contemplating as often as possible the
as the mighty active presence of God in you,
in your home,
in your world, and
in your affairs.
Every breath I breathe is God in action in me.
My ability to express or send forth thought and feeling is God acting in me.
You, having free will, it is entirely up to you to qualify the energy sent forth in your thought and feeling and determine how it shall act for you.
No one can say, “how shall I know how to qualify this energy?”
For everyone knows the difference between destructive and constructive thought, feeling and action.
The student in receiving instruction should constantly analyze the motive back of the question to detect, if in that motive, there is a feeling of intellectual pride, arrogance or stubbornness in the outer mind and body.
If there is within the motive a lurking desire to argue and prove the instruction wrong,
rather than receive the blessing and truth intended,
the individual has unknowingly shut the door for the time being to his ability to receive the good offer.
Again, may I remind the students regardless of their personal opinions as to what the truth shall be,
I have proven through many centuries these condensed instructions now being given forth.
If one wants to receive the greatest benefit possible and the comprehension that will be absolute certain freedom and liberation,
listen with an entirely open mind with the consciousness
the I AM,
the active presence of God in you,
is your certain ability to receive, accept and apply without the limit, the instruction which is being given forth, with an accompanying radiance, which will enable certain students at this time to comprehend this simple, yet mighty assertion of truth to their great blessing and freedom.
The admonition has been before humanity through many centuries: he cannot serve 2 masters.
Why is this so?
there is only one intelligence, one presence, one power that can act and that is the presence of God acting in you.
When you turn to the outer manifestation and
give all kinds of expressions and appearances power,
you are attempting to serve a false, unsurprising master.
Because the outer expression can only find an appearance through the use of God's mighty energy.
Your ability to lift your hand and the life flowing through the nervous system of your outer form is God in action in your body through your mind.
Dear students, try to use this simple means as a reminder of God in action in you.
When you start to go down the street, think for an instant:
“This is God's intelligence and power by which I walk.
This is his intelligence by which I know where I AM going.”
Thus, you will see that it is no longer possible to go on without understanding that
every move you make is God in action.
Every thought in your mind is God's energy, which enables you to think.
When you know this is a fact and there is no disputing it, why not adore, give full confidence to, trust in, have faith in and accept this mighty presence of God in action in you?
Instead of looking to the outer expression, which is clothed, qualified and colored by the outer or human concept of things, regardless of the one mighty presence which enables the outer to express;
all outer form and its attendant expression is but the experience of life by which each individual may learn through his own experiences the true source of his being and come again into the fullness of perfection through the self-conscious knowing.
Thus attained, the outer experience of life is but a constant, changing, passing picture that the outer mind has created in its pretense or imagination of being the real actor.
Thus is the attention so constantly fixed upon the outer, which alone contains imperfection, that
the children of God have forgotten their own divinity and must come back to it again.
God is the gifter, the receiver and the gift; and is the sole owner of all the intelligence, substance, energy and opulence there is in the universe.
If the children of God learn to give for the joy of giving, whether it be love, money, service or whatever it may be; they would open the door to such vast opulence that it would be impossible to want for a single thing in the outer expression.
The unfortunate thing in humanity, which has caused such rampant selfishness and unprecedented condemnation of each other, is the idea of claiming ownership to those wonderful blessings of God.
There is but one love acting, one intelligence power and substance; and that is God in every individual.
The warning that should be placed before every student and individual is to guard against the desire of the outer self to claim the power of its own.
If in every act of the personality, God were given full credit, transformations unbelievable could not help taking place in the one.
Thus, giving full credit and power where it belongs.
There's rarely been a correct understanding of supply and demand.
There's positively abundant supply omnipresent.
The demand for it must be made before the law of the universe permits it to come into the expression and use of the individual.
The individual, having free will, must consciously, with full determination, make the demand.
It cannot fail to come forth into expression, no matter what it is, so long as the individual holds an unwavering, determined consciousness.
This simple statement used with sincere determination,
I AM the great opulence of God made visible in my use right now and continuously!
brings to the individual all he can possibly use.
The limiting element so many students seem to be unaware of is that they start out declaring the truth, for instance, as in the above statement; but before many hours have passed over their heads, if they were to analyze themselves conscientiously, they would find in their feelings lurking doubt or fear for both these are feelings.
Naturally this neutralizes to a large extent the constructive force that would quickly bring about the fulfillment of the desire or demand.
Once a student becomes fully aware that every right desire or wish is God in action
propelling his energy forth to full accomplishment
and it's always self-sustained;
he would become aware of the limitless-love power and intelligence he has with which to accomplish any given purpose with this simple understanding.
The word failure would be completely wiped out from his world
and in a very short time from his consciousness, because he would see that he was wielding intelligence and power that could not fail.
The students and individuals come into their full dominion, as God intends.
It was never intended by the great, all-wise, all-loving father that any of his children should want for a single thing.
Because they allow their attention to become fixed on the outer appearance, which is like the changing sands of the desert, they have knowingly or unknowingly cut themselves off to a large degree from that great opulence and intelligence.
This great opulence is their birthright, which everyone can have who will again turn to the
the active principle of God forever within himself, as the only source of active life, intelligence and opulence.
All through the ages there have been certain standards of conduct necessary for the student who desires to reach beyond certain attainments.
This is the conserving and governing of the life force through the sex.
For an individual who has been using this energy without any thought of governing it, to suddenly say, “I will cease this”, cut it off as it were, without understanding the correct attitude of consciousness, would be simply suppressing the flow of energy, which he has caused to flow in the wrong direction.
Any student who wishes to govern this will find this simple statement the most efficient if used understandingly.
Of any one particular thing that can be given, this will normally and naturally govern the flow of the life energy and bring it back into its natural channel.
It is the mighty statement of Jesus,
I am the resurrection and the life.
This statement will not only purify the thought, but it is the most powerful, lifting, adjusting force that can be used for the correction of this greatest of barriers to the full height of spiritual attainment.
Anyone who begins to feel the inner impulse to correct this condition and will use this statement earnestly and continuously, will raise this marvelous current of energy to the highest center in the brain, as was originally intended.
You will find his mind flooded with the most marvelous ideas with the abundant, sustaining power and ability coming into expression and use for the blessing of all mankind.
I ask any student to try this and watch the results in his own mind and body.
Feel deeply this statement of Jesus,
I AM the resurrection and the life.
I AM the resurrection and the life.
I AM the resurrection and the life.
Repeat it three times either silently or audibly and notice the lifting of consciousness, which you experience.
There may be some who will need to try this several times in order to feel the amazing uplift that others will experience at the first trial.
This shows you in a small way what can be done by its continued use.
There is only one means of overcoming or rising out of anything and that is, after you know what it is you are to rise out of, to take your outer attention completely away from it.
Fixing it firmly upon the above statement.
I AM the resurrection and the life.
Any condition in the outer experience that one wishes to overcome can readily be accomplished by the use of this statement,
I AM the resurrection and the life.
as well as using it to change the flow of the misdirected energy.
I had one student who felt the inner impulse to redirect this mighty energy.
The use of this single statement
I AM the resurrection and the life.
alone enabled her with little assistance to raise her body in one year. A marvelous transformation took place in her entire outer appearance.
It seems incredible that in the recorded statements accredited to Jesus, which were only a part of what he really gave forth, that so few of humanity would receive the mighty import of these wonderful words of wisdom.
At no time in the history of the world of so many mighty statements been given as he taught.
Every one of these when conscientiously used, holds within it the attendant radiance and accomplishment with which he attained.
He not only have this power of the
His individual assistance also when these statements are used
one should often contemplate the true meaning of these mighty statements of Jesus.
When once you understand your thought, feeling and expression of
sets the mighty God power in you into action without any limit,
then you receive that upon which the desire is fixed.
It should be no trouble for the student to see and understand that the outer appearance is but man's distorted creation.
By claiming the outer as a source of power, when a moment's contemplation will cause him to realize that there is but one love, intelligence and power which can act
and that is God
the human or outer defects or discrepancies have nothing to do with the omnipresent perfection of God.
Anything imperfect is the creation of the outer concept of mankind.
If man will turn to the mighty
within, knowing that God is all perfection and that all outer appearance is but man's creation through the use of the God power;
you will see at once that if he sincerely contemplates and
accepts the perfection of God
it will cause to come into manifestation in his life and experience the same mighty perfection.
There is no possible means of bringing this perfection into your mind, body and outer experience; except by knowing and
accepting the mighty active presence of God in you.
Such full recognition will cause this inner power to propel this perfection of God into your outer, visible experience.
Say to students
putting forth as a messenger of this truth, statements of truth, which will positively produce results if unwaveringly held to and used.
Students think things do not work because they do a thing today and forget it all next week.
The desire for light and truth is the presence of God in the desire, propelling itself forth into action.
For illumination use the statement
I AM the full comprehension and illumination of this thing I want to know and understand.
The day your eyes are opened to see some of these marvelous, ascended beings; the joy will last through eternity.
If one does not take the attitude that
I have the ability to do this.
You never in the world can accomplish the thing he wishes to do.
The moment you express
I AM the resurrection and the life.
in thought and feeling, it immediately turns all the energy of your being to the center in the brain, which is the source of your being.
You cannot overestimate the power in this statement.
There is no limit to what you can do with it.
It was the statement that Jesus used most in his most difficult trials.
Always know that when you decree a constructive thing,
it is God in you propelling you to do it.
It is the most foolish question imaginable to ask, “have you proved this in your own experience?”
Each individual has to prove it for himself or it will mean nothing to him.
Nothing ever really means anything to anyone until he uses it.
The feeling carries with it a certain coexistent sight
one often feels a thing with such clearness, that he really sees it from the inner standpoint.
As you enter the ascended state, thought, feeling, seeing and color are almost simultaneously manifest.
Harmonious sound is quiet.
This is why ravishing music is the most quieting in its effect; while bombastic music is just the opposite.
thou mighty majestic conquering, I AM
we give praise and thanks for our comprehension of thee as God acting in US.
And with thy mighty presence and radiance cause us to feel the mighty import of thy mighty truth and wondrous presence.
When we contemplate thee, let thy mighty radiance fill us with that comprehending consciousness to know and apply thy assertions of truth more and more perfectly.
We give praise and thanks for thy mighty perfection and truth for all those who look unwaveringly to thee.
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