I woke up early this morning. Tried to go back to sleep but failed. So here I am at 7:03 in the morning with the day stretching ahead of me. Here is what it looks like so far. Wash my hair. Go to Walgreens and the rest of the day is unscheduled. Some exciting life, huh?
When I survey my life, I see how simple it has always been. One thing drives me and that is an interest in truth and goodness. As Nicoll said, first truth is taught, then goodness. That is right order. The truth is stern and unyielding. It is what it is. That was what Vernon Howard taught.
After his death, the new teaching was about goodness. Hard to speak much about the order of these things. It is an esoteric teaching not given to the masses. The masses sleep happily on, despite the fact that the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Give them trash TV and they are happy. They go to church and convince themselves that this will change them.
One only changes by the grace of God and long hard inner work. The two go together. Paradox is the point of power. As Vernon said, “The hard way becomes the easy way and the easy way becomes the hard way.”
No one can live up to the standards of the Christ Consciousness. The old man or woman must die and it is not up to them when it happens. On the long journey back home, signs are given and grace unfolds.
Vernon said that all of his true students would be broken. That has proven to be true. No one I know has gotten out unscathed. Christ surely did not.
Well, I am only preaching to the choir so I shall stop now.
Grace and peace be on thy house.