19th February 1983
S&H 264:13-15 and then 15-19, speaks first from the mortal point of view. Here, as the mists dissolve we see more clearly that which is always present. But then, speaking from true standpoint, our consciousness of Life as Spirit causes mists to dissolve in our presence, and we know more and more clearly what we already and eternally include as our own self-completeness. There is nothing outside the I AM. We find all in God because that is where all is. We find Mind, and then its idea is as present as Mind. This is how we “know as we are known” (1 Cor. 13:12). We stop being “childish”, trying to know in part (that is from effect), and we grow up, put away childish things, and know as we are known. We know as Mind: hence passages like “Not materially but spiritually we know Him [as] divine Mind…” and, “it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except [as] infinite Spirit or Mind” (S&H 331:22-24). Only God sees God, and as we have the Mind of God we cannot help seeing as God sees. Our only task is to have, be, the Mind that is God.
Let this Mind be you that was also (in) Christ ( Jesus). (See S&H 497:3-23) This is why we have the Lessons on Christ Jesus and Substance immediately after Mind; they are all the same. They are true consciousness.
God expresses Science and art throughout all his creation. There is no aspect of your present experience that does not show forth the exactitude of Science and the artistry of Love. This is being written with the “‘point of a diamond’ and the pen of an angel” (S&H 521:16-17). This applies to everything.
You are never warding off some human event. You are acknowledging the presence of Principle. Principle never has to choose or say no. There is no choice and nothing to say no to! Principle precludes all unlike itself, and this appears in human affairs as the right course being taken. Again, our only joy is to be one with Principle for since “Principle and its idea is one…” (S&H 465:17), idea does not choose or say no either.