The Book of
Life spoken of in Revelation
is the lexicon of God,
and the lexicon of God embraces the entire cosmos.
— Commanding Consciousness .-93.
1 Now we approach with reverent hush, with the awe of
sacred awareness. 2 the great spiritual laws governing
all outer manifestation.
3 The purposes of God become more near to each one as
they become more dear to him. 4 Realize what folly it
is to submit to the false tenets of any educational system. 5
Yet it is equally foolish to deny the inherent truth and the
tested precepts of academic knowledge.
6 To know nature, know thyself; but master the art of
sacred synthesis. 7 Thereby the justice of truth shall
serve to integrate within the field of knowing that inner
relativity and cosmic measurement between nature and the Self
whose precise mathematical action indicates that as God
geometrizes. so man is able systematically to perceive and
demonstrate a correlated understanding of the wondrous works
of God's hands, minus the fallacious wizardry of the carnal
8 By stripping human thought and feeling vibrations
from the creative grace enfolded within each atom of the
creation. 9 the whole substance of life gleams,
purified by eternal hands. 10 Now this is as it should
be! 11 The grossest error, the most intense suffering
all are caused by an erroneous approach to pure reason.
12 Do you realize, blessed children of mankind, that
few there be upon earth who would knowingly persist in
wrongdoing were they convinced with certainty that they were
so engaged? 13 It is up to the master alchemists of
the race, then, to serve God and man to the ultimate by
removing every trace of malice and ignorance from the screen
of the human consciousness, commencing with each one's own
14 Knowing how tenderly the students of this course are
hanging on my every word. 15 I am also imbued with a
sense of reverence for the service at hand. 16 I
cannot conceive of how we can do less than answer the calls
made unto us in accordance with the Great Cosmic Law.
17 Even an ascended being in close contact with mankind
can become almost possessed with a sense of urgency and a
desire to cut the chains which hold any blessed soul in
bondage! 18 Yet it is only possible for us to point
the way and give such specific guidance and service as the
Karmic Board has prescribed.
19 The injunction "Man, know thyself must be applied by
you to the pure truth of being and not to human concepts of
what that truth is. 20 It is dangerous, however, to be
critical of another or of his concepts; 21 for only
the individual can apprehend, through the screen of his own
being, his world and the cosmos beyond.
22 When you realize the meaning of interpreting life
for yourself, you will see how utterly impossible it is for
you to perform this for another, 23 inasmuch as the average
person cannot successfully enter the consciousness of another
lifestream nor accurately assess his complete thought and
24 This, by the grace of God, we are able to do; 25
and the Karmic Board, in connection with the universally
Christed Selves of all mankind, is able to mediate. 26 We
often hesitate, unless mightily appealed to, to interfere in
27 Yet foolish unascended mankind often rush in to
decide how an individual ought to live or think. 28 I
trust the students of this activity will come more and more to
realize how helpful they can be to one another by holding the
immaculate concept for each one's life plan and then leaving
the guidance to that one's Higher Self.
29 Well have I observed over the centuries how
important is the service of ordered prayer. 30 The
daily offering of petitions has saved the lives of millions,
expanded the lives of other millions, and blessed all life
31 Prayer opens the door of God's intervention in human
affairs. 32 It provides an avenue whereby the Ascended
Masters and cosmic beings who desire to serve the planet earth
and its evolutions can walk within the folds of universal
justice and render special assistance because they have been
called upon to do so. 33 For the law decrees that the
heavenly hosts must be petitioned by some among mankind, must
be invited to intervene, before they are permitted to
intercede on behalf of humanity.
34 After all. would men retain their free will if
heaven thwarted the attainment of every inordinate desire? 35
Yet can those guardians of the race who perceive the error of
mankind's actions fail to invoke on behalf of their misguided
brethren assistance from the higher intelligence of God to cut
life free from the crystallized effects of their erroneous
36 To the alchemist the value of prayer is manifold. 37
In addition to the aforesaid benefits, it provides an impetus
to enhance his values and further the goal of divine truth
while the mental mold is in the process of coming into
38 The call of beloved Jesus at the hour of his
greatest testing. "Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be
done! (Luke 22:42) teaches a more advanced law of
39 When spoken by the alchemist at the moment of the
sealing of the matrix, this call ensures that the guiding
forces of power, wisdom, and love will amend the precipitated
pattern where necessary in order that the more perfect designs
of the Creator may come forth in the world of form.
40 This places the whole process of precipitation
within the forcefield of eternal perceptions and provides man,
as a co-creator with God, 41 with the added benefit of the
assistance of the Almighty as he forms and develops his own
idea-pattern of destiny in accordance with cosmic purpose.
42 In my most recent offering. I hinted at the
possibility of other minds interfering with the process of
precipitation. 43 And while I wish no one to become fearful of
this eventuality, 44 I do want each one to be alert to protect
himself by guarded silence.
45 Guarded action and guarded meditation are additional
guarantees that the freedom to create which God intends all to
have will be the lot of everyone. 46 Your visualization of a
blue light around yourself, your matrix, and its manifestation
will serve to focalize the desired protection.
47 When Christ Jesus made the statement 'Think not that
I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace,
but a sword," (Matthew 10:34-36) it caused
consternation to many who followed him as the Prince of Peace
and it has continued to do so to the present hour. 48 Beloved
ones, that declaration, together with that which follows, "I
am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the
daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against
her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own
household", have in common the purpose of conveying a message
of protection to each lifestream.
49 The Saviour proclaimed to all mankind the need to
protect the very God-design which belongs to them.
50 Therefore, if some should presume to tell others how
to live, they would be setting at variance family and friends.
51 And if a man choose consciously to seek. find, and
follow his own God-design, although that very pattern may not
please father, mother, friends, or society. 52 that
man should accept it albeit it set him at variance with those
who yet hold the world's concepts of fulfillment.
53 In following Bethlehem's Star, the inner lodestone
of the Christ, one shares Gethsemane. Calvary, resurrection's
morn, and ascension's hill.
54 Thus no one can have true peace until the sword of
divine discrimination enables him to discern Reality for
himself and then to protect the inherent gifts and graces God
has sealed within him in order to make of each lifestream a
glorious facet in the master plan of the creation.
55 I do not allow that an excuse for human stubbornness
should arise from my preceding statement. 56 Surely it
should be realized that many well-meaning parents and friends
do give sound advice. 57 that many religious and
educational leaders do likewise, 58 and that much can
be learned from listening to the wisdom of the learned and the
59 I am, however, interested in each individual's
mastering for himself the process of self-discrimination
whereby he develops the qualities of leadership and the
ability to weigh the advices of others. 60 obediently
looking to the God above to penetrate the density of human
reason with the light of his benevolence. 61 which. I
repeat, is the dawn and the substance of pure reason itself
Greater logic hath no man than the incomparable wisdom of the
62 There is here, nonetheless, a point of danger, a
thin-ice state of consciousness where foolish aloofness is
sensitized within the student: 63 and in this state he
declares. "I need only God. and he alone must tell me all I
64 Well, dear ones, when the king bids the son to a
feast, he employs servants to place the goods of his table
before the son. who must then arise and partake of it for
himself. 65 So let all learn to recognize the true
worth in others and in all things, but be not misled by the
blindness of others.
66 Now I come to a place where I am anxious to convey
to you a great mystery in a manner whereby the very
correctness of your apprehension will enable you to reap
permanent benefits in your mind and affairs.
67 It is this: the alchemist's understanding of
consciousness as the supreme ingredient.
68 Beloved ones, with God all things are possible! (Matthew
19:26) 69 If you possess his consciousness, then
it is now so for each of you, 70 all things are, in
fact, immediately possible to you in manifestation. 71
If this is not your instantaneous experience, then you need
more of his consciousness!
72 "So far, so good," you say. 73 "But how do I
go about acquiring that nebulous commodity called
74 Beloved ones, what and where is your consciousness?
75 The minute specks of physical Matter or energy, 76
atomic in nature, 77 are composed of particles of
light held within orbital paths, 78 prescribed and
imbued with intelligent action.
79 This spiritual magnetism, 80 infused with
creative intelligence, power, and love, is a flux whose
density permeates the enure sphere and realm of each atom. 81
extending outward into molecular and cellular composition and
thence through the elemental phases of nature, manifesting
unto planetary scale. 82 And when correctly
understood, these particles shall be known to be whirling in
infinitely fantastic orbital paths through solar, galactic,
and universal densities.
83 Relative size has enabled mankind to feel that his
consciousness is body-confined or cell-confined, as the case
may be. 84 This concept of the ghost chained within
the human machine is a total mistake. 85 Although the
flow of interacting forces may become more complex, 86
still the concept of an expanding consciousness, 87
simultaneous with an expanding universe, must be reckoned with
if man will correctly master his affairs.
88 Man is no more confined to his body than he is to an
atom of substance within it or within his brain. 89
Neither are the atoms of physical Matter composing that body
confined to it and limited in expression by that body or
90 The power of reaching outward and becoming a part
altogether conscious of a whole in a marvelously spiritual
manner is the gift of God to all. 91 No one loses any
part of that which is already his own by so doing, 92
and no one takes anything away from anyone else through this
sharing of the glories of God.
93 The real meaning of the passage of scripture in
which John the Revelator referred to the little book which
would be sweet in the mouth and bitter in the belly (Revelation
10:9-10), relates to his digestion of the idea of
himself as containing the universe and the universe containing
94 The Book of Life spoken of in Revelation is the
lexicon of God, and the lexicon of God embraces the entire
95 Inasmuch as it spans all of the creation, let none
take away another's portion or privilege to enjoy all of its
cosmic truth: 96 nor let anyone deprive himself of
this, life's greatest privilege. 97 To do so is to
take away either one's own or another's portion. 98
and surely then God, as Law, shall confine the one so doing to
the same sphere of limitation to which he has confined
99 Let all in being their brother's keeper esteem the
highest and best possibilities for everyone. 100
Therefore, expand and contract the consciousness to sense not
only the necessary internal realm of being, 101 but
also the externally expanding universe. 102 and you
shall find your consciousness leaping into the arms of the
Eternal Alchemist himself.
103 Now, it is not my intention to leave the many
subjects included in this course without a spiritual and
physical synopsis and an appendage of daily usefulness.
104 Therefore, the next lesson shall include the golden
cord, which should perhaps be spelled chord, for it is
intended to create a final harmonizing key in consciousness
that will make this course of permanent and inestimable value
105 I am hopefully including such instruction as shall
serve to frame the whole in a setting rare and lovely. 106
But the whole herein referred to is your whole life!
107 Master your consciousness by properly directing its
attention, and possess thereby the key to God's precious
storehouse of eternal substance.
108 Fondly, I
8.1. What means reverent hush (in
8.2. Complete the phrase on Commanding Consciousness:3
... "The purposes of God become more near to each one as ..."
8.3. What Saint Germain propose to know nature?
8.4. How are related the Geometry of God and the
fallacy of the Carnal Mind?
8.5. What must remove the master Alchemists from the
screen of human consciousness?
8.6. Would men retain their free will if heaven
thwarted the attainment of every inordinate desire?
8.7. Why Saint Germain explains that the value of
prayer is manifold for the alchemist?
8.8. What is the sense of Jesus words: "Think not that
I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace,
but a sword"?
8.9. What separate us from 'true peace'?
8.10. What is the supreme ingredient of the alchemist's
8.11. Beloved ones, what and where is your
8.12. Are man confined to his body? What about an atom
of substance within it or within his brain?
8.13. Why the little book is sweet in the mouth and
bitter in the belly?