Discourse 21

Discourse 21 December 12, 1932


INVOCATION: Thou Infinite Presence! expressing Thy Perfection everywhere, we

welcome and praise Thy Perfect Manifestation in our lives, homes, and worlds, that

Thy Radiant Light may forever consume everything unlike Itself, that Thy Wisdom

may always direct, Thy Love always enfold, Thy Light always illumine Thy Perfect

Pathway, and that Thou dost hold us firmly in Thy Glorious Radiance, now and


I bring you Greetings from the Great Host, with Their Joy and Love for this

cooperation, and for that which can but bless, illumine and awaken.


Oh that students, or any individuals who know of the "I AM Presence," could but

realize that there is no greater consciousness, no greater activity the conscious

volition can set into action than the recognition and acceptance of the "I AM


No matter what the angles of Truth are from the thousands of avenues by which

mankind reaches out to gain greater and wider understanding, every one leads to

This which you now have the gracious privilege of knowing and understanding

and using.

Any kind of knowledge or power is absolutely worthless unless used. Those who

will apply and enter into the use of the "I AM Presence" with deep feeling will see

and feel within their own Beings, as they again come in contact with other

channels of understanding, how transcendent the knowledge of the "I AM

Presence" is in comparison with all other ideas of Truth.

"I AM" holding fast to this idea for the students' sake, so they grasp fully the

Mighty Truth, that when they say: " 'I AM' whatever I wish to be or manifest," they

are actually setting into visible physical activity the Mightiest Presence and Power

of God which "I AM." This differs from any other Statement that was ever put into

a group of words.

There is no other Statement or group of words in existence that actually sets such

power into motion to accomplish any given purpose to which the conscious

attention is directed as does this Mighty Expression. This is why Jesus the Christ

coupled It with the most important Statements that He made. If the students of

this Radiation will meditate or contemplate the Statements that Jesus made upon

His own Ray to them, it will help them to grasp the fullness, the stupendousness

of this more readily.

I wish every student of this Radiation to fix firmly in his mind that concerning

these Instructions, there may at no time be a charge ever made for Them. The

student is always free to make Love-gifts as his heart directs, but to make a definite

charge—under the Law by which these Instructions are given—would close the door

immediately. Just the reason for this I may not explain to you at this time. It is not

that the laborer is not worthy of his hire, but this Work comes under an entirely

different Activity of the Divine Law, which I will one day explain to the students.

Feeling as I do the earnest, most worthy desire of some of the students to come

physically within this Inner Circle, or Radiance, so to speak, I shall endeavor to

explain how it is not possible to be done — beautiful and loving as the desire and

radiation of the beloved students are. This Beloved Sister and Brother have gone

through thirty years of strenuous, conscious preparation for this Work. The

Electronic Circle within which this Radiation must focus would have to be entirely

rearranged and readjusted. It might require some years to again bring it to this

point—lovely and beautiful as the radiation of the others is.

Each individual has his own distinct radiation and vibratory action. While the

invisible mechanism, shall I call it, for this Work is in one way very powerful, yet

invisible mechanism, shall I call it, for this Work is in one way very powerful, yet

in another way, it is as delicate as a gossamer veil.

I assure you, Beloved Students, that either My Personal Presence or My Consciously

Directed Ray is always present whenever either this Beloved Sister or

Brother is giving forth these Instructions. Here let Me urge you that at no time is it

wise for any student under this Radiation to give forth verbatim these Instructions

to one who is not yet under this Radiation. Extracts, verbal or otherwise, may be

given forth for the help of others, but We do not wish anyone to be so unfortunate

as to say he is authorized to give this forth when he has not had permission to do


This channel must always be kept clean, pure and unselfish, and these Instructions

may not be commercialized at any time. The application within the Instruction

which is given from time to time, if used sincerely, with true feeling and

confidence in the Instruction, will cause the student or the teacher using It to

become such an invincible magnet for the Opulence and Riches of God that there

will be no need to commercialize the Instruction for the sake of a livelihood. For

any individual—whether at first he has the full understanding of its meaning or not

—who will be conscious that: " 'I AM' the omnipresent, limitless supply of God's

Riches and Opulence in my use," will sooner or later come into the full conviction

of this Mighty Truth.

I understand fully how important the financial support of the individual seems to

him, but I say to you beloved students that financial support is always as the

shifting sands until you begin to consciously apply the use of the "I AM Presence"

as your Omnipresent,

Limitless Supply of either money, Love, Understanding, Light, or Illumination. So

try to receive the full conviction of the Radiation of this which I give to you, that

you may use It with a certain, unwavering consciousness which will give you

forever your freedom from all financial strain.

Knowing that the "I AM Presence" which you have set or are setting in motion is

the same in every other individual on earth as It is in you, and as It is in the

Universe, giving you the power and intelligence to make this declaration, then you

know that whatever your conscious application implies, It is acting everywhere,

just the same as within the present application that you make.

Heretofore I have hesitated to give you this very definite application, or explanation

of this application, but your earnest demand has impelled it forth. I send with this

a certain specific Radiation which will enable you to use it with absolute


The student should always remember it is only by conscious effort that he can

keep his mind at peace so this Inner Power may flow through unhampered to the

accomplishment of his desire. As a child in school you were given certain problems

to solve, for instance, we will say, in mathematics. At the same time you were

given the means by which to accomplish it. If you did not make your application as

directed, you of course would not receive your correct answer.

Consequently, you kept at it, kept trying and trying until your answer was proved.

If you did not understand how to go about it, you went back to your teacher for

instruction and found what was required. So it is in the Instruction which is now

given you. This application never has and never can fail in the accomplishment of

anything to which your attention is directed—if you will but continue to apply It

with determination and stick to It until results are in your hands or presence.

Now here let Me call your attention to a most powerful Explanation which Jesus

the Christ gave you in His own Words: that in all the teaching He received through

the various avenues, and I assure you, some of them were very great, it was only

His instruction, conscientiously applied, that finally brought to Him, or revealed to

Him from Within, the many amazing, magical Statements, one of which was: " 'I

AM' the Resurrection and the Life." It was this Statement which He used that

enabled Him to give the example to humanity which will last throughout the



Whatever demand you make of the Universal, All- knowing Presence wherein you

use the Words "I AM," it must bring the same definite, certain results that His

Statements brought Him when He declared: " 'I AM' the Resurrection and the Life."

Try earnestly to feel the mighty importance of this.

Here let Me caution and assure you with great emphasis, that no matter who or

what you are, what place you may be in from the growth standpoint, when you

make application with the Words "I AM," you positively cannot fail to accomplish

that to which you apply Them —if you will hold fast with unwavering


Beloved Students, I feel the Great Love sent to Me and never fail to respond to it.

Always first give your Great Love and Adoration to your own "I AM Presence," the

Master-Self, then to those who may be able to assist you. Many of you are making

wonderful strides. Go forth with certainty in your hearts, always being aware: " 'I

AM' the Conquering, Victorious Presence in any achievement I desire; that 'I AM'

now the Full Dominion of every application that I make; that 'I AM the Presence'

always within every demand, supplying, and fulfilling it."

There is no mental state that shuts the door against the very thing you are striving

for like a feeling of distress about it. On the other hand, the proper attitude is to

joyously take the stand that: " 'I AM the Presence' which enables me to see or hear

with the Inner Sight and Hearing"; and at no time to let one's self become

disturbed because another is using a faculty different from one's own, but rather

rejoice in it.

The teacher or student should be quick to realize that no ignorance of the outer

activity of the mind should have any power at any time to disturb him, even

though directed at him personally.

At all times, turn to your own "I AM Presence" and demand to know and see

clearly the plan that you should follow.

The Masters' Pictures and the Instruction should be considered a sacred thing to

the students. Adhere always to the time-worn Statement: "To know, to dare, to do,

and to be silent," because when students begin to discuss these things with

unsympathetic individuals, they scatter the force instead of holding it within for

their own Illumination.

I say this with all the vehemence of My Being: let the student forever remember

that it is impossible to have a selfish desire or intent when reaching to the "Master

I AM Presence" for Love, Wisdom, Power and Illumination. As an illustration, I

might say, and I am sure he will not object, that this good Brother is the only

student I have ever known who has completely governed that impelling force to

become a teacher—which always asserts itself somewhere along the pathway of the


It is not that the desire is an unworthy one, but in so many, many instances, the

students, attempting it too soon—before they are sufficiently fortified mentally

—meet with obstruction which they are not able to stand against, and they become

permanently discouraged from further effort, defeating the wonderful work that

they might have accomplished later.

The most important thing in any student's Life is the Love and Adoration to his

own "Mighty I AM Presence," with patience to the extent that he becomes so

anchored in his Mighty Presence that he is always fortified by It.

An individual who is a stirring-stick can do more damage in one hour than you

realize. Anyone whom you can once get to apply the "I AM Presence" earnestly will

never backslide. "I AM" determined to keep the "I AM Presence" before the students

so they realize that they are using a Mighty Intelligence, Power and Love—and that

they are setting It into action.

Jesus came of His own Volition and gave to the students the Way He accomplished

the overcoming of the last enemy.

It takes enormous strength to stand your ground. There is nothing can give you

permanent success in the outer activity except the conscious use of the "I AM

permanent success in the outer activity except the conscious use of the "I AM

Presence." Stand adamant against the thing that would sway you off. Take the

stand often: "I know what I am doing and I am doing it." You may sometimes have

to say very strong things in order to shut off interference, but do not be

susceptible to it.

Decide what you want to do and then say: " 'I AM the Presence' doing it." The use

of the "I AM" prevents the development of anything out of balance. "I AM" is the

All-Balance, because It is the Power and Governing Intelligence of all Perfection. Its

very Activity compels the Balance.

The "I AM" Command is the activity of the thing that is already there, impelling it

into the outer activity. There are several in America now who, if they would take

Jesus' stand: " 'I AM' the Resurrection and the Life," and live in it day after day,

would raise the body as sure as the world. You cannot use the words "I AM" with

anything and not couple with it the power to do the thing.

There are two things retarding to a student's spiritual growth. One is when the

husband or wife does not agree with one's efforts, and the other is outside

suggestion. You have your "I AM Presence" which is All-Intelligence, so make

yourselves adamant against suggestions of any kind—good or bad.

Sometime We will devote an entire Discourse to the wise handling of the psychic.

There is not one out of ten thousand who understands that the awakening of the

sight into the psychic plane is not a spiritual thing. When people begin to see on

the psychic plane, they are but using the physical sight a little expanded and do

not know it.

In the psychic realm, the suggestions given offer just enough Truth to anchor

interest and hold the attention, until psychic forces get a good hold on the person.

This always comes through the fascination of the phenomena. When one focuses

the attention upon the "I AM Presence," it will draw him into the fullness of the "I

AM Presence."

The inhabitants of the elements are used for all activities of Nature, but they do

not prevent other forces acting, and they are not the only activities in Nature.

There are times when these Great Cosmic Beings direct their attention to Nature.

Every thought sent forth by an Ascended or Cosmic Being contains within it a

Perfected Form. If that Being's Idea is on the manifestation of snow, or whatever it

is, it would take on the Perfection which was within His Thought, because all

thought carries form.

Say: " 'I AM the Presence' entering into and revealing to my outer consciousness

this activity." Then the outer mind would get the full Inner Activity and bring It

into your outer activity.

When people enter into the psychic plane, everything is distorted, and they have no

definite proof of the Truth. Those beings in the psychic plane who seek to get

others under their control begin to prophesy, and it is one of the first things they

  1. No one can take a stand against a Messenger of the Light and not receive the

reaction into themselves, because the Light repels all that is unlike Itself.

BENEDICTION: Out of the fullness of Thy Mighty Opulence, O "Mighty I AM," we

feel Thy Flowing Energy. We feel Thy Enfolding Love. We feel Thy Qualifying

Presence, hastening all who turn to Thee into Thy Perfection. We feel Thy Glorious

Presence enfolding them in Thy Mighty Mantle of Peace, enabling them to maintain

Perfect Self-control, sustaining them in Thy Mighty Perfection, that they may

manifest Thy Mighty Presence—now.