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the Enlightened One, the Teacher of Truth, the Preacher of Righteousness, and also the 

Peace of God into your heart."

The other concerns the great Master. "While he yet talked to the people, behold, his 

mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. . . . But he answered 

and said unto them that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he 

stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my 

brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is 

my brother, and sister, and mother."

In proportion as we become spiritually illumined, we are sought out by those seeking 

freedom from various phases of material darkness--sickness, sin, limitation, fear, unrest, 

or ignorance. We are able to meet these needs only as we impersonalize both the quality 

and activity of Soul, universally and individually expressing itself.

In meditation or communion, we become receptive to Truth unfolding within us--and this 

we term prayer. Our prayer should not be connected with a so-called patient. Actually, 

prayer is not a process, a combination of words or thoughts, nor statements, declarations, 

affirmations, or denials. Prayer is a state of consciousness in which we experience the 

realization of harmony, perfection, oneness, joy, peace, and dominion. Often, prayer or 

communion brings to the individual some specific truth, and this truth appears outwardly 

as the fruitage of his own consciousness of real being.

It has been revealed times without number that the talent, ability, education, and 

experience of every individual is actually Consciousness unfolding Itself in individual 

ways--as an artist, musician, salesman, businessman, or actor. It follows therefore that 

Consciousness, thus expressing Itself, is never without opportunity, recognition, and 

reception. Thus there can be no unrecognized gift, no unexpressed talent or ability, no 

unrecorded effort, since all effort and action are Consciousness expressing Its infinite 

capacities and capabilities. The conscious awareness of this truth would result in 

dispelling the illusion of unemployment, lack of compensation, or appreciation. Yet - and 

mark this well - the recitation of these words without some measure of the "feel" of this 

truth would be as "clouds without rain", "vain repetitions,"--nothingness.

In this same manner, it has been revealed that as there is but one Life, this One is never in 

danger of sickness, accident, or death. This Life is the life of individual being. It is never 

necessary to direct a treatment to a person or an animal, but always to be alert and never 

accept any suggestion in thought of any other presence, power, or activity than that of the 

one Life, the one Law, the one Soul. To live constantly in this consciousness of good, of 

harmony, would dispel the illusion of sense whether appearing as a sick or sinful person. 

The declaration or constant affirmation of this truth would avail us but little, whereas the 

conscious awareness or feel of it would appear as healing or reformation, renewal, and 

even resurrection.

Recently, I wrote a friend on the occasion of his birthday and I know he will be glad for 

me to share with you the ideas that came to me as I wrote:

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