Barn House, 16 November 1998

Following on our talk today. “…we begin with Mind” (S&H 467:30) as the only Mind. This means that the man of Mind has to be thought. God is the Father of thought and nothing else. The implication of this is that what you thought was man was not the real man, but a misconception. (See S&H 191:8-15 and 293:9-10) If this is so then we cannot use the mortal appearance of man as a measurement for Mind. We live in a universe of thought.

Now, we read that one of the verities of being is omnipres- ence. Mind is as present as thought and there is no escape from this presence. As the understanding of this omnipresence dawns on thought, so the limitations that confined thought imposes begin to fade out. In this case, it appears

as better communications, the shrinking of space, the global village and the oneness of all being. But this is not actually what is happening. It is simply that the eternal fact that “All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power” (S&H 515:22-24) is less hidden by the belief that movement was ever human in the first place. Likewise, the fact that “Mind is the source of all movement…” (S&H 283:4) means that your movement is always unimpaired, and the recognition of this spiritual fact melts the belief that there ever was any other sort of movement.

Stay with Mind’s spiritual fact. Never weigh it in the scale with the material testimony because that can never be true. The more the sense of omnipresent good, with no alternative, abides in consciousness the more we find and adjust naturally: not just that the movements of mortal mind and its body appear freer—for this is not the fact—but that the perfect, safe, changeless movement of divine omnipresence is less hidden from view, and so is practical here and now as a truer sense of the everlasting fact.