The greatest commandment, greater than all the laws and prophets, is to love God with all our being and others as ourselves.
Of course, there are laws and realities that can make the loving choice difficult or even impossible.
For example, if Jesus so loved us, why did he go away?
Wouldn’t the more loving choice have been to follow Judas’ way, to overthrow Rome, liberate Jerusalem, and raise all of us into paradise?
From outward appearances it seemed so, but from inner truth it was not.
As Jesus explained to Peter when he said those hard words, “Get thee behind me Satan,” we often become stumbling blocks to ourselves and others, because we want to do things the way they appear best to man from a physical, material perspective.
But we must learn to see life’s decisions from a godly, spiritual perspective — the way God sees them.
This requires more than book knowledge, more than good intentions.
It requires a conscious sense of God’s guidance in our lives.
Despite the difficulties, getting in touch with God is key to realizing our full potential and purpose for existence.
Jesus left because that was best for all of us. As he said,
“I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am there you may be also. But I will not leave you comfort-less.
I will send the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, and he shall guide you in all things.”
How many of us seek this Spirit of Truth and its comfort and guidance?
And of those who have sought it, how many have returned to continue to develop the relationship and to improve the communication?
It’s a matter of will; choosing to do so.
In the midst of all of life’s activities and options, it takes will power to budget time each day to attune oneself to the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter, the Guide within — God, our spiritual parent, who loves us and seeks our companionship.
What is it that keeps us from seeking God’s companionship in our lives? Self.
Self’s constant interest in its own things, its own ideas, its own desires.
The only power capable of changing this is self’s will.
Using self’s will to subdue self’s will in order to attune to God’s will is the great way to heavenly consciousness and eternal life.
Set before us is a whole day of our own activities or a budgeted time in which we use our will to attune ourselves to God’s spirit and will.
EDGAR CAYCE READING 5749-7
23. (Q) Explain the immaculate conception.
(A) As flesh is the activity of the mental being (or the spiritual self and mental being) pushing itself into matter, and as spirit – as He gave – is neither male nor female, they are then both – or one.
And when man had reached that period of the full separation from Creative Forces in the spirit, then flesh as man knows it today became in material plane a reality.
Then, the immaculate conception is the physical and mental so attuned to spirit as to be quickened by same.
Hence the spirit, the soul of the Master then was brought into being through the accord of the Mother in materiality that ye know in the earth as conception.
Edgar Cayce’s Story of the Essenes
1. Cayce Foresees the Stock Market Crash of 1929. 2. World War II. 3. The Shifting of the Earth’s Poles Has Begun (Edgar Cayce prediction from 1936). 4. Convergence of Communications Companies. 5. There Was a Community of People Called the Essenes. 6. Blood as a Diagnostic Tool. 7. La Niña and El Niño Effect.