Discourse 24

Discourse 24 December 22, 1932


INVOCATION: Thou Infinite, All-Loving Presence! We feel Thy Peace, Thy Love and

Thy Wisdom pervading all—everywhere. Knowing there is but the One Mighty

Presence of which we are a part, we know Thou art omnipresent, pouring Thyself

forth, filling every need on demand, lifting the consciousness of mankind unto

Thee, and holding it anchored there until the "Light of Eternal Life" fills all Beings

with Its Radiance, carrying them forward with that Inner Impulse to eternal,

permanent recognition of the "Great I AM."

I bring you Greetings from the Great Ascended Host and especially from Nada, Cha

Ara, Chan, and Diana, Goddess of Fire.


As the consciousness of the students is raised into the activity of the higher, or Fire

Element, everything in their Beings begins to act with an intensity that many times

they do not understand; and as they begin to work more from the Fire Element

standpoint, the more necessary it is to keep up the guard.

The training which We are endeavoring to give forth to bless, protect and

enlighten the students is to train one's self to be on guard at all times; and while

all should understand and with every effort use the "I AM Presence" to maintain

Self-control, yet if something happens unexpectedly, to stand serene in spite of it.

Use the Statement frequently: " 'I AM the Presence' on guard." If something

unexpected happens, just say: "We will dismiss this," and go on in that joyous

happiness. Try not to have any feeling, but to know: " 'I AM the Mighty Presence'

governing everyone's activity."

Whenever there is a Center of Light of the Intensity of this focus, there is always

the disturbing element that would seek to enter through someone. If you are

working about the house, keep using: " 'I AM' proof against any sudden

disturbance." This sets up a certain armor that will keep the atmosphere


Use often: " 'I AM the Presence' which nothing can disturb."

Always hold yourselves in a joyous, calm attitude, regardless of anything that takes


For one you wish to help, say: "Here pal, through the 'I AM Presence,' we give you

the strength to control that." The very marvelous manner and radiation of your

two classes this week was the most remarkable thing I have ever seen in classes of

students. The great Love and Harmony within the hearts of these students,

maintained a sufficient length of time, makes almost anything possible. It is a rare

thing. Here are three classes in which the same Love and Harmony is maintained.

Do you feel the Great Wave of Peace and Joy that came like a breath of a spring

morning? I will explain, so you may see how far-reaching is that wonderful, Loving


The Great Master whom Jesus contacted and who enabled Him to gain the Victory

is the same One who was My Teacher, and It was His Radiation which came just

now. He wishes Me to tell you that: "As you pass along the Pathway of Light, you

will find the easiest way to overcome disturbance is to turn away from a thing

—and forget it." You may have this Master's Name later.

To wrong activities say: "That is not correct," and then quickly pass it off. This

avoids a disturbance which builds.

As we reach into the Light, we are one Great Family. Knowing that there is but the

"One Great I AM Presence" everywhere, you, being the individualization of That,

there can only be the one Great Family, Children of the One God.

In the very first place, let this be understood: if a worthy individual is critical, say

with very definite certainty: "There is no one who wishes to intrude this upon your

with very definite certainty: "There is no one who wishes to intrude this upon your

free will. We do not mind sincere questioning, but we do not tolerate criticism nor


The Messenger must refuse acceptance to the discordant things by pouring out the

Love Element, so the discord may be consumed. The Messenger must be fortified or

else the work is left half undone. No class or work of the Messenger can be

sustained if the Messenger allows argument or discordant feeling to generate.

It is very difficult for the average individual to understand that the quickest way to

stop any kind of disturbance is to stop discussing it.

The thing in your own aura is the only thing that needs attention. The thing

recorded in your atmosphere can only come through your feeling.

The spoken word, unless there is a sense of condemnation or anger back of it, will

not record inharmony on your Inner atmosphere.

Of the two undesirable conditions, it is far better that one explode and get a thing

off his mind than to hold the feeling within of resentment, or of being hurt, for

that is what registers on your Inner Atmosphere. From My standpoint, I see what is

registering in your feelings, and therefore on the Inner Atmosphere.

You know how a carbuncle forms. Well! Let me tell you that in your mental world

exactly the same thing takes place as the physical carbuncle expresses on the

physical body.

It is most important to do something to keep yourselves from harboring a feeling

against persons, places, things or conditions, for these build and record on the

Inner Atmosphere.

If the desire comes:. "I wish so and so would do this or that," check it immediately

and say: "There is only God in action there."

When a feeling is registered in your atmosphere, it is anchored there until you

dissolve or consume it. It is always the feeling that makes the Inner record.

There is no use consuming a thing if you do not break the habit of generating the

cause. One can easily conquer this by saying: " 'I AM' in command here." Do not let

your feelings run rampant.

Many times individuals are brought together for the sole purpose of compelling

them to correct these subtle activities which most people pay no attention to

whatsoever. This is a matter of stilling the outer in order that the Truth may be

received. This is so vital in the individual's Self-correction.

As you rise in consciousness, the energy is waiting like an avalanche for expression;

and if the energy is not controlled, it will rush in and cause you to do things that

you would not have done for the world. Whatever energy is given into your use is

to be sent out harmoniously. That is the Natural Law

of your Being.

If one does not understand that he is to govern the energy flowing through him

and he contacts a discordant element, the energy flowing through becomes

qualified by that discord, and he should immediately either check it or requalify it

with Love. In my experience, if I met a discordant element, I simply said: "Here! I

shut my door—you stay out."

The Universal energy flowing through you is naturally harmonious. Shut your door

and then figure out who's the matter.

People resist persons, places, conditions and things because they have not

mastered themselves. The students must maintain this Self-governed harmony

within themselves long enough to let the momentum be created—which becomes

the permanent guard.

If one will maintain harmony within himself, I tell you, he will draw all good

things unto him. The unfailing prompter is that the moment one expresses some

kind of discord, he is to realize that he is the one to blame. There needs to be no

written thing to warn anyone.

The moment there is something discordant, it is the prompter warning you to get

busy on yourself. Each individual is his own guard and prompter at all times.

There is only One Power in the world that can correct anything, and that is the "I

There is only One Power in the world that can correct anything, and that is the "I

AM Presence" in each one. If you refuse to recognize that you are the creators of

your own disturbance, how can you ever correct it or be free from it?

There is no person, place, condition or thing that warrants your ever being

disturbed, with the ever- present "I AM Presence" beating your hearts each moment

and Who is ever All-powerful.

If one will correct himself on these discordant feelings, he will let the "Great I AM

Presence" flood his world with all Perfection. If the individual will not correct

himself, how can he ever gain the Eternal Victory?

The "I AM Presence" is the All-power of the Universe to make this correction. Let

the "I AM Presence" flow until It washes everything clean.

When your attention is fixed firmly upon the "I AM Presence," which you are, it is

as though your body were a fine sponge through which this Pure Energy is

pouring, cleansing it of all imperfection.

If you will stop the discord, the "Stream of the 7 AM Presence' " automatically

cleanses away all impurities. You thus have an Unlimited Power in your hands to

intensify your right commands.

Even from the scientific standpoint, knowing that the cells of the body are

renewed in less than a year, if the discord could be shut off for one year, the mind

and form would express Eternal Youth and Perfection.

Either from a sense of false pride or something, humanity will not face the Truth

that the cause is within themselves. The habit of always blaming the other fellow

for what has happened to you is the thing that blinds you to the Truth and

prevents Self-correction.

A wonderful illustration of this is in the beautiful child-form. Until the child is old

enough to begin to register the discord about it, its body is beautiful and expresses

Perfection. This Perfection of form would always be maintained if there did not

enter into the consciousness of the child the discord of the outer world. There are

those who would say to me, "What about the child that is born sickly and

disturbed?" In most cases, that is a condition brought over from the preceding

embodiment, or in rare cases, where there is intense discord between the parents,

this may be intense enough to register upon the child; but if you will notice in

cases of that kind, as the child begins to grow and develop, it will show less and

less of that disturbance. That is absolute proof the discord was not of its own

creation, but was imposed upon it by the parents, because the soul was strong

enough to rise out of it.

In this particular point, one should understand the amazing conditions of

suggestion by which individuals are constantly surrounded.

For instance, let us take the environment and association of individuals who have

been in the habit of going together. In that friendly association, each one is

susceptible to the suggestion from the other. If it be discordant, then that

association will be broken up sooner or later by one grand row. However, seventyfive

per cent of the individuals moving about in the outer world are not aware

that they are taking on suggestion—either from association, environment, or

conditions out-pictured before them.

The correct attitude of the student who becomes aware of his "I AM Presence" is

immediately to take the firm stand that: " 7 AM' invincibly protected against any

imperfect suggestion." Thus one can build about himself an atmosphere which will

immediately repel all suggestions that seek to intrude wherein there is a

destructive element.

I think it necessary to call your attention to your old copy books which said: "If at

first you don't succeed, try, try again." There is no way to gain Victory and

Dominion over limitation except to keep at it until you accomplish it. If you

question your accomplishment, you are postponing your Victory that much longer.

Those students who really begin to understand that in the recognition and use of

their "I AM Presence" they have the Universal Power at their command, then they

know it is impossible to fail in their application, because the more they use It, the

know it is impossible to fail in their application, because the more they use It, the

more of Its sustaining Power they have.

Every time you feel a Christ Manifestation, say: "I praise Thee and accept the Light

of Thy Presence, the 'Full I AM Activity.' " Take this attitude always, and then you

shut the door to any undesirable creation from those who have passed on.

Always remember that you are the Master of what shall come into your thought

world, and unless you realize that you are the Master, you are susceptible to all

kinds of thoughts and feelings.

For others, know: " 'I AM' the Presence taking

....... into.......accomplishment."

If you give attention to a condition of disturbance, you are giving power to

something else but your "I AM Presence.”

BENEDICTION: Thou Mighty, Infinite "I AM Presence"! We rejoice in Thy Ceaseless

Outpouring, Thy Enfolding Presence, protecting and governing the Life of these

beloved students. Help them to enter into the Fullness of Thy Presence with no

uncertainty, that they may bless mankind wherever they may be or go. Intensify

Thy wondrous Light within the outer activity, that each one may become a great

channel to heal, to bless, to prosper, and to enlighten.