Originally Posted by radscorpion8
So I was just hoping. Is there someone out there...someone who perhaps teaches LOA a lot on these forums, who has a deep understanding of how it works and has created things on the past, who could learn how to talk to God?
I very much identify with your need to search beyond what you may have been taught or identifed with LoA.
Over the years, I've come to realize that much I've been taught about religion does not help me live the life I want. I realized that in order to see changes in my life I had to consider BEING THE CHANGE I WANT TO SEE CREATED. This is exactly what Jesus revealed with His life and teaching. BE THE CHANGE. You are seeking the very "Truth that shall set you free."....and that is NOT limited to a self-approved credo of beliefs expoused in some religious tradition's scripture, filled with sanctioned interpretations about it. It may surprise you to know that it is the Spirit of God ALREADY in us Who reveals the Truth of Himself to us, not church attendance, or church rules, or church traditions. "Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto you." Then I came across a set of books by Baird T. Spalding which changed how I see EVERYTHING
. It's one of the references I'm quoting. It has changed my life. I invite you to take a look at them. I strongly believe they will have a similar effect on yours. (especially when you get to page 21 of Vol 1
)! Why? PLEASE CONSIDER VERY CAREFULLY WHAT YOUR PLEA MEANS: "So I was just hoping. Is there someone out there...someone who perhaps teaches LOA a lot on these forums, who has a deep understanding of how it works and has created things on the past, who could learn how to talk to God?"
I hope you are able to see, but more importantly, FEEL
, that there is, MUCH MORE TO LIFE, as told to Horatio by Hamlet in Shakespeare's play of the same name: "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
What things ??
As author Baird Spalding says in the reference, ”Becoming aware of yourself as a spiritual being, offspring of an infinite spiritual system and one with all the powers and capacities within that system, is the very essence of attainment. To grow from the present state of awareness of himself as a material being and into the consciousness that he is a spiritual being contains the full secret of man's attainment.' Man's nature cannot be reversed for he always remains a spiritual being. He can only reverse his notion of himself. Instead of doing this, he should reverse his mistaken idea that he is a material being and retain the truth that he is a spiritual being created in the image and likeness of God."
That paragraph ALONE should hint that YOU ARE, as an IMMORTAL, OMNIPRESENT SPIRITUAL BEING, CERTAINLY MORE than you have been taught, and INFINITELY MORE than you may have THOUGHT !
Our Creator did NOT create human beings as scientists, or philosophers, or Romans, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics, Protestants; Hindu, “untouchable” dalits, orthodox, secular; light skinned, dark skinned; believers, infidels, saved, unsaved or any other designations or philosophies that we associate with these OR ANY OTHER names. We are NOT the names we call ourselves or others, though we act AS IF we ARE...instead of remembering Who we, and each other, actually are. Such designations, erroneously believed and acted upon as if relevant, serve to hide the truth that our Creator created each one of us OF HIS VERY SPIRIT AND AS HIS IMAGE.
However, if your search has taken you this far, you probably realize that amassing EVEN immense wealth is really only...."SMALL POTATOES
" compared to the true breadth of our God-given potential
As a matter of fact.....achieving those goals are just as NATURAL an ACCOMPANIMENT to one's correct use of the universal Law of Attraction....as is the phrase "You shall reap what you sow".....for good OR ill.
Why ?? Because if...
"Becoming aware of yourself as a spiritual being, offspring of an infinite spiritual system and one with all the powers and capacities within that system"....and discovering that...
....."Your mind is the mirror in which the infinite power and intelligence of the universe sees itself reproduced.", (see the last sentence in Chapter 13 of the second source, "Your Invisible Power").
.....Need I even mention the ramifications of the word "INFINITE"
in the context of MIRRORING
such power and intelligence WITHIN one's OWN mind, let alone what it means to become aware that you are ALREADY one with all the powers and capacities within such a system ??? .....and that IS, and has ALWAYS been, EVERYONE'S birthright....from the beginning ??
Why, then, would anyone want to limit themselves to merely amassing (i.e. getting) wealth or asking someone else to manifest for
us, what we have ALL been given the power and capability to bring into existence through
What you seek is, and has always been available within you. "With all thy getting.....get understanding" Know Thyself.
The Creator Himself IS the very
pattern by which mankind was made. Jesus' message and reason for coming to this earthly dimension was to show us, in as stark, as uncompromising, and as definitive a manner as possible, that we are as He is, which is as our Creator endowed us all to be, and that is as immortal, Spiritual beings who are the Spirit and Image of our Creator. We are NOT physical beings. We are Spiritual Beings like He is! Our Father created Jesus just as He created us...the exact Spirit and Likeness of Himself. We are PERFECTLY CREATED SPIRITUAL BEINGS, who have forgotten Who we are. If we really thought about it, if the accomplishment of miracles was not ALSO based on perfect, unchangeable principles, Jesus would not have been able to truthfully say to us, "Greater things than these shall you also do." Not so just one person can do it (Him), but so that anybody could do it, following relevant principles. We must RE-awaken to the knowledge that OUR OWN PERFECTION within this infinite Spiritual system is ALREADY the established order of things....and act accordingly.
The fact is, that Man, created as the very Spirit and Image of the Creator, Himself.....IS the MIRACLE....
As thus created, it becomes apparent that our true heritage is not only within our grasp.....but that our reach, in truth.........IS INFINITE !!
Though WE may have forgotten Who we, and each other are, we are yet Sons and Daughters of the Most High. Again, we are Who the Creator is in Spirit....not subservient adherents to whatever religion or philosophy we profess to include ourselves.
As such, we could only, and always, be: "Beloved of our Creator"..........never coerced or forsaken by our Creator.
The most sacred homage to the Truth of that Love that you can offer is to honor the I AM within yourself by loving the I AM Who is equally omnipresent within ALL your Brothers and Sisters throughout the Earth....
THAT IS WORSHIP......which requires no ritual or ceremony OR religion whatsovever; just a loving heart willing to do so and is worthy of a Creator who lovingly created us ALL out of His Own Perfect Divine pattern; Who includes us ALL within Himself; and Who loves each one of us as Himself...
That's how we were ALL created..... by the One Who loves us so much that He has given us His Own power....
.....to love Him and EACH OTHER back.....by ourselves.....for ourselves....by OUR
It is not religion's "job" or a church's "duty" to do OR be this for us....these are only tools whose best purpose can only be to lift us BEYOND their teachings, not to bind us TO their teachings.
So we can know the REAL TEACHER inside us all....
.....Who shows us, THROUGH
our lives, how to be His perfect, loving message WITH
Again, it is the Spirit of God already IN us Who reveals the Truth of Himself to us.
....as Jesus, Himself discovered, and LIVES, even this very day, while you are reading this,
and Who would have ALL OF US know and understand the Truth OF ourselves, FOR ourselves.....
"Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto you." You are the door
Hope this, and the sources below, help you find the light you seek...ESPECIALLY the first reference by Baird Spalding, as well as Chapter IV, entitled “Subjective and Objective Mind” in the third reference, “The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science”, and "The Dore Lectures on Mental Science" by Thomas Troward
Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East (Vols 1-6) by Baird Spalding http://www.lightisreal.com/YourInvisiblePower.pdf http://freeselfhelpvideos.com/ebooks/eloms.pdf http://www.smartwomeninvest.com/dore.pdf