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COOPERATION (262-1 to 262-5) 


 
   
COOPERATION READINGS
262-1  14 of September 1931
262-2  20 of September 1931
262-3  4 of October 1931
262-4  18 of October 1931
262-5  29 of November 1931

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Let all DWELL TOGETHER IN MIND
as of ONE PURPOSE, ONE AIM;
or, First LEARN COOPERATION!
(262-1)

The First Lesson - as has been given
- learn what it means to
COOPERATE IN ONE MIND, IN GOD'S WAY.
(262-1)
 
For, as each would prepare themselves,
in MEDITATING DAY AND NIGHT, in
"WHAT WILT THOU HAVE ME DO, O LORD?"
and the ANSWER WILL be DEFINITE, CLEAR,
to each as are gathered here,
will they SEEK IN HIS NAME.
(262-1)

As each comes SEEKING FOR THE UNDERSTANDING
of that as may be THEIR PART in the lessons
as may be given others,
IN LEARNING COOPERATION may each - themselves
- APPLY IN THEIR OWN LIVES, and IN THE GROUP,
THAT THEY SEEK.
(262-2)

As ye have begun in an ACTIVE SERVICE for self and for others
THROUGH A COOPERATIVE WAY AND MANNER,
SEEK YE through THOSE SOURCES
as may give that UNDERSTANDING to each
in their respective knowledge and understanding
for their part as AN INTEGRAL UNIT OF A WHOLE
to present A LIGHT to a waiting world.
(262-2)

As ye SEEK ye shall find.
As ye KNOCK so will it be opened.
As ye PRACTICE - not preach!
as ye PRACTICE, so will thy activities be.
(262-2)

Let thy yeas be yea and thy nays be nay.
BE NOT UNSTABLE IN THINGS THOU DOEST.
For thou hast ASKED that thou BE GUIDED BY THAT
that may GIVE A LIGHT to a dying world
- not an individual, a world!  

(262-2)

As they each SEEK in their way, through their development,
TO COOPERATE in being of SERVICE TO OTHERS, so are they lifted up.
(262-3)

AS THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE MASTER
IS RAISED IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES,
so is THE COOPERATION IN A BODY as was from the beginning,
when THE COOPERATION BROUGHT INTO BEING
THOSE FORCES as manifest themselves IN THIS MATERIAL WORLD.
(262-3)

They each, then, keeping that CREATIVE FORCE WITHIN THEMSELVES
in THAT DIRECTION as makes for
THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE, HOPE, PEACE, UNDERSTANDING,
so may IT BE BUILDED IN THE LIVES OF THEMSELVES FIRST, then in others
- as THEY, in THEIR way, SEEK to bring
A BETTER UNDERSTANDING in this MATERIAL WORLD.
(262-3)

Then, as ye are gathered here,
LET THAT MIND [be in you] NOT of elementals,
but of SPIRITUAL FORCES
as may come THROUGH THINE EFFORTS
if they are MADE IN ACCORD WITH HIS WILL.
(262-3)

Let thy prayer be continually:
NOT MY WILL BUT THINE, O LORD, BE DONE IN AND THROUGH ME.
LET ME EVER BE A CHANNEL OF BLESSINGS, TODAY, NOW,
TO THOSE THAT I CONTACT, IN EVERY WAY.
LET MY GOING IN, MINE COMING OUT BE IN ACCORD
WITH THAT THOU WOULD HAVE ME DO,
AND AS THE CALL COMES, "HERE AM I, SEND ME, USE ME!"
(262-3)

As we OPEN OUR HEARTS, OUR MINDS, OUR SOULS,
that we may be A CHANNEL OF BLESSINGS TO OTHERS,
so we have THE MIND OF THE CHRIST.
(262-3)

In COOPERATION is THE OFFERING OF SELF
to be A CHANNEL OF ACTIVITY, OF THOUGHT.
(262-3)

Being the CHANNEL is COOPERATION.
Being A BLESSING is [COOPERATION] IN ACTION.
(262-3)

 
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Yes, we have the group - as a group - as gathered here,
seeking to be a channel that they, as a group, as individuals,
may be - and give - the light to the waiting world.

As each have gathered here:
As each gathered here has been associated in their various experiences in the earth,
As each has prepared themselves for a channel through these experiences
so may they, as a group, combine their efforts in a cooperative manner
to give to the individual, the group, the classes, the masses,
that as they receive, as they have gained in this experience.

To some are given to be teachers.
To some are given to be healers.
To some are given to be interpreters.

Let each, then, do their job and their part well,
in the manner as is given to them,
knowing - in the forces as manifest through them
- they become, then, a light in their own respective action and field of endeavor.

As the forces manifest in their various ways and manners,
to some will be given those of prophecy,
to some will be given those of teaching,
to some will be given those of ministration,
to some as ministers.

Then, in the ways as they present themselves;
For, as has been given:
He that receives shall give.
He that cometh together in that name that will give.
Even as has been promised:
"As I have given and am in the Father, so in me may ye do as I have done,
and greater things than I have done shall ye do,
For I go to the Father, and ye in me, as ye ask in my name, so shall it be done unto you!"

Then, as there cometh in the minds, hearts, souls of each,
so will there be given - in that selfsame hour - that as ye shall do!
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As each comes seeking for the understanding
of that as may be their part in the lessons
as may be given others,
in learning cooperation may each - themselves
- apply in their own lives, and in the group, that they seek.
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As they each seek in their way, through their development,
to cooperate in being of service to others, so are they lifted up.

As the consciousness of the Master is raised in their individual activities,
so is the cooperation in a body as was from the beginning,
when the cooperation brought into being those forces
as manifest themselves in this material world.

They each, then, keeping that creative force within themselves
in that direction as makes for the continuity of life, hope, peace, understanding,
so may it be builded in the lives of themselves first, then in others
- as THEY, in THEIR way, seek to bring a better understanding in this material world.

Then, as ye are gathered here, let that mind [be in you] NOT of elementals,
but of spiritual forces as may come THROUGH thine efforts
if they are made in accord with His will.

Let thy prayer be continually:
NOT MY WILL BUT THINE, O LORD, BE DONE IN AND THROUGH ME.
LET ME EVER BE A CHANNEL OF BLESSINGS, TODAY, NOW,
TO THOSE THAT I CONTACT, IN EVERY WAY.
LET MY GOING IN, MINE COMING OUT BE IN ACCORD
WITH THAT THOU WOULD HAVE ME DO,
AND AS THE CALL COMES, "HERE AM I, SEND ME, USE ME!"
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In the considerations of individuals, or of the work to be accomplished by the group,
as has been given, there are individuals chosen for - and to be - specific channels
through which various phases of that attempted WOULD operate or be done.

In the manner as has been begun is well, if all will be of one mind, one purpose,
as they gather to consider the various aspects of the work, the lessons to be given.

As is indicated in the first of those lessons, in making preparation for a study group,
or a group to perform any given work, there MUST be the wholehearted cooperation,
whether in meditation, in thought, in act, or what;

For, as is given, the UNION of strength
may accomplish much, even as in the activities that may be accomplished in ANY phase of life,
whether the spiritual life, the material life, the imaginative life or the spiritual;

For, as the forces run, in the active principles they must be that as is motivative,
that as is the carrier, that as is accomplished.

So, keep IN the way and manner as has been OUTLINED,
and be faithful EACH - TO that portion.
Think none that their dependence must be upon another.
Put rather the dependence in the FATHER,
and as the spirit moves thee to speak EXPRESS thine self!

For THOU art a child OF the Creator!
And each HAS its portion in that that may be accomplished.

In the meditations - we would set as a specific time for all to meditate;
For he that may not cooperate one with another has little part in that that may be accomplished;
For whether these be much or little, THEIR activity - in ACCORD - keeps harmony;
harmony makes for peace; peace for understanding; understanding for enlightenment.
In THIS, then, let ALL be active.

As to sponsoring those of discourses, that should be activated as the portion of a definite portion of group's WORK,
and THESE SHOULD study the situations, the individuals - as is seen, as is felt by THEM
- and so act that their part may be as the emissary or missionary in the active forces of that being gained by the group,
by the group activity;
For ALL have their part, and God is no respecter of persons.
"As to whether ye shall sit on the right hand or the left is NOT MINE to give,"
said He who would GUIDE thee, wilt THOU be led by the lamb of life.
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Yes, we have the individuals - and as a group - as gathered here for a purpose.
In the way and manner as they each contribute of themselves in a cooperative manner
towards being, themselves, a light to others, in magnifying His name in their lives to others,
may the work as contemplated, as desired, as sought for, be carried on.

In the lessons as they each have gained through their attempt to cooperate one with another,
they each have gained something for themselves,
that - if same will be put in a practical, applicable manner in their lives
- it will bring to each that as will make life in this experience more worth while to each.

(Q) Outline for us the steps which we must take that we may become more of one mind,
that we may be of the greatest influence for good.
(A) As should be for each to learn that first lesson as should be given unto others:
Let all dwell together in mind as of one purpose, one aim;
or, FIRST learn cooperation!
Learn what that means in a WAITING, in a WATCHFUL, in a world SEEKING TO know, TO see, a sign.
There, as has been given, will only BE the sign GIVEN TO those that have drunk of the cup
that MAKES for cooperation in EVERY SENSE of enlightening a seeking desiring world.
Cast not pearls before swine, neither be thou over-anxious for the moment.
WAIT ye on the Lord; for, as has been promised, he that SEEKS shall find,
and ye WILL receive - each of you - powers from on high.
USE that in a constructive, in a manner as befits that desire of the group, of each.
Think not of thine OWN desire, but let that mind be in you as was in Him,
as may be in all those SEEKING the way.

(Q) If it be acceptable to the [higher or universal] forces,
direct us as to how we may best prepare a course of lessons for this and similar groups.
(A) First let each prepare themselves and receive that as will be given
unto each in THEIR RESPECTIVE sphere of development, of desire, of ability.
The first LESSON - as has been given - learn what it means to cooperate in ONE mind, in GOD'S way;
For, as each would prepare themselves, in meditating day and night, in
"What wilt thou have ME do, O Lord?" and the ANSWER WILL be DEFINITE, clear,
to each as are gathered here, will they seek in His name;
For He is AMONG you in this present hour, for all as SEEK are in that attitude of prayer.
Pray YE, that ye may be ACCEPTABLE to Him in thy going ins and coming outs;
For holy is he that seeks to be a light to his brother; and faints not in the trials nor the temptations,
For He tempts NONE beyond that they are ABLE to bear.
Bear ye one another's burdens, in that each fills his OWN heart - as is GIVEN,
ANSWER when He calls - "Here am I, send me."

(Q) What would be the best subject for the first lesson?
(A) Cooperation.
Let each seek for that as will be THEIR part in this lesson,
and IT will be given each as THEY ask for for same.
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(Q) [307]: Is not universal love necessary for us in order to have unity of purpose?
(A) Universal love necessary that there be unity of purpose, or desire, upon the parts of groups OR individuals
in their PRESENTING themselves for a oneness of purpose,
or to be of aid to others in FINDING themselves;
losing self in the love of that as is made the ideal of those seeking.

(Q) [307]: I offer myself as a teacher of truth.
How may I become more spiritual and efficient?
(A) Practice makes perfect; and as one practices, puts in use, in word, in deed, day by day,
so does one grow IN grace, in knowledge, in understanding; and
"He that would be the greatest among you, let him be the servant of all."

(Q) [307]: Am I led through my dreams?
(A) Ofttimes.

(Q) [993]: What is my definite part in the healing group?
(A) As a leader of prayer in the various supplications that there be accord with those that are aiding
in bringing the consciousness of truth, life, light and immortality, TO those seeking aid through those channels.

(Q) [993]: Is my method of meditating correct?
If not, suggest meditation that would be suitable for my development at this time.
(A) This, as we would find, would necessitate first an organization of the purpose of the group.
Let these - group - come together, and, as has been given, the needs of an individual - or individuals
will be OUTLINED by one of such a group.
Then the leader and director would indicate the various MANNERS of meditation
for that particular character of desire or aid as is to be had BY the individual seeking same
through the group AS a group.
GROUP meditation and individual meditation may be one,
or it may be entirely different. That as for self, correct.

(Q) [115]: How can I best cooperate with this group?
(A) Be an emissary of light to those in the group and OUT,
bringing those together who may be of aid to,
or who may GIVE an understanding to the various groups
as they go ABOUT their work.
Be a real emissary, as the body HAS been in that called the past
- MAKE it NOW!
For all time is ONE time.

(Q) [404]: How can I best cooperate?
(A) Be, as it were, the secretary, or messenger for the group,
aiding each in their respective activities to be of ONE mind.

(Q) [404]: What is my best time for meditation?
(A) At sunrise.

(Q) [379]: Is there a message for me as to how I can best cooperate with this group?
(A) Seek and ye shall find.
Do that that is KNOWN in each meeting, each activity,
For it is line upon line, precept UPON precept, here a little, THERE a little,
the leaven that leaveneth the whole lump.
In so doing may those blessings that may come to others through thine activities
be the BEST service self may give in and with this group.

(Q) [341]: Please advise us as to how to conduct our meetings?
(A) That would depend upon the character OF the meeting as is to be conducted.
In seeking as a group for a lesson as WOULD be given for study by the group,
and as may be compiled by those of the group for study by other groups
- as the various lessons are chosen that are to be presented,
let each gain through their OWN concept
- of the manner in which they themselves receive
- that as may be helpful or directing, and in seeking their answer through these channels
this would become a portion of such a lesson.
As each should have a part in each lesson,
For each WILL MAKE a response to self to another.
As SELF receives, so may self give.
As may be termed in common parlance, the most interesting thing in life is SELF
- yet self must become null and void, as LOSING self IN love for another,
yet self must have a part in the LOSING as in the GIVING of aid to another.
In the conducting of meetings where there is to be some special message received,
or aid given to an individual in the spiritual healing (to which the body would be a portion of such a group),
this has been outlined as to how same should be conducted.
Let EVERYTHING be done in decency and in order.

(Q) [341]: How may I cooperate with this group?
(A) In presenting self's associations with the influences as may direct for the good for others
in the various exercises or various activities of the group,
whether in lesson, in meditation, in healing, or whatnot.

(Q) [341]: To what advantage may we use the ideas presented
in the "Song of Sano Tarot" [by Nancy Fullwood] for the benefit of this group?
(A) It is to be hoped that the sources would be much higher than these,
and that they would seek higher!
[See 262-2]

(Q) [294]: Are the seven presented to me [in dream, see 294-127] to be the healing group, or was this emblematical?
(A) This is both EMBLEMATICAL and is, in fact, the portion of the group that should begin their activities
in this definite line AND manner, AIDED by all who may seek or desire to be a portion of same.
THESE, as given, leading in their respective places and times,
for as each of these gather as a body for aid to another,
there will be from time to time a message from one to another.
This is not only a promise, it's a threat!
Be mindful of it, but be faithful to each as they are received.
[See also 281-6,281-8, 281-1, and entire file of prayer group readings as result.]

(Q) [69]: How may I best prepare myself for the work in hand?
(A) In preparing self for that as is to be attempted by a group is a different preparation,
as has been indicated by that each should learn the lesson of cooperation,
from preparing self for an individual activity.
Unless there is the cooperation in intent and purpose in each,
as they may be gathered together for some definite action that is to be taken to aid
- for remember, as has been said,
"Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
Then, in preparing self as a portion of a group,
not independent - but not dependent upon any member of the group
- Be DEPENDENT upon GOD!
In the dependence as is put in individuals, falls short.
As may be gained for self through that cooperation that is known as a movement on the part of individuals
in a cooperative manner to create by those of the higher forces as may manifest THROUGH each,
so is the power given, the UNDERSTANDING given, the KNOWLEDGE given.
As was said of old, "In all thine getting, get understanding."

(Q) [303]: How may I cooperate?
(A) In the various manners we find each individual IN the group
has prepared itself through those activities in the material life, in the mental life.
They each have passed through their individual trials,
that they know better how to present to those seeking for aid and understanding, through a group,
a better sympathetic knowledge of the sources OF information,
whether they be the consciousness that is of that that may be applied through the spiritual realm,
or whether through those that are necessary to become more
in contact with the spiritualistic influences in an active force.
So this body, in its cooperative measures, may meet MANY of those conditions
as arise for the group, as an advisory measure;
being also the emissary, or one as a MISSIONARY to many.

(Q) [288]: Does the dream I had last night, in which I travelled on a ship and arrived at the Statue of Liberty,
indicate my part in this lesson?
(A) EMBLEMATICALLY.
That, as the statue stands for a SPIRIT as is supposed to emanate FROM a nation,
so do the activities of the body in recording that as may be received stand
as that that will be the FORMULATIVE spirit in the minds, hearts an souls, of many
- the many thousands that may be reached through that as may be recorded by the activities of the body itself.

(Q) [288]: How may I best cooperate?
(A) Give of thy best to Him. [See also 262-12]

(Q) General: What should be the subject for the next lesson?
(A) Let's take one at a time!
Let's finish this first!
Has this been compiled?
Then, in the beginning, BEGIN at the beginning!
Do not have so much compiled, or data gathered, that it is harum-scarum,
but - as given - do all things in decency and order.
First make your FIRST lesson.
Have that complete, by the completing of that portion each gives - desires to give
- would like to see given - would give themselves with it - to others,
to know what cooperation means.
We all in the group have a smattering as to our part.
This has been asked, as "I may do to cooperate;"
so, let's put it into practice, and then present same as a lesson.
THEN we begin with the first lessons in KNOWING self!
How may I know self?

(Q) Who should be the leader of the whole group?
(A) As the spirit moves!
As the compiler, Miss Wynne.
As the secretary, Mrs. Miller.
As of the groups, as has been given in their various capacities
- as they have asked, they are given.

(Q) Is there any special message for this group at this time?
(A) As ye have begun in an active service for self and for others through a cooperative way and manner,
seek ye through those sources as may give that understanding to each in their respective knowledge
AND understanding for their part as an integral unit of a whole to present a light to a waiting world.
As ye seek ye shall find, as ye knock so will it be opened.
As ye practice - not preach!
as ye practice, so will thy activities be.
Let thy yeas be yea and thy nays be nay.
Be not unstable in things thou doest, for thou hast asked that thou be guided
by that that may GIVE a light to a dying world - not an individual, a world!  
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(Q) [307]: How may we have the mind of Christ?
(A) As we open our hearts, our minds, our souls,
that we may be a channel of blessings to others,
so we have the mind of the Christ,
who took upon Himself the burden of the world.
So may we, in our OWN little sphere, take upon ourselves the burdens of the world.
The JOY, the peace, the happiness, that may be ours is in DOING for the OTHER fellow.
For, gaining an understanding of the laws as pertain to right living in all its phases
makes the mind in attune with CREATIVE Forces, which ARE of HIS consciousness.
So we may have THAT consciousness, by putting into action THAT we know.

(Q) [560]: What is my part in this lesson of COOPERATION?
(A) That that as is given to those that would seek through these lessons in a PRACTICAL religion in action;
For as thine part in the ministry to the Master was as of the practical things of life,
so in the lessons these must be LIVING words, that they may touch the hearts, the minds, the souls of others.
In thine ministry, then, see that each line, each thought, is a PRACTICAL thing, LIVING, having its being, in Him.

(Q) [560]: How may I know self?
(A) By the activities of self in the daily walks of life, compared with the thoughts, the activities of Him,
will reflect the self - as is MEANT in this query.

(Q) A large body of water [during meditation] kept coming into sight. I could see it plainly.
(A) As the activities of self in the relations to others is made active,
so will the water of life be made more plain, more active
in the experience of self, as was the depth and the activities of that mother of life seen.
[See 262-8]

(Q) [2125]: In what way could I best serve this group?
(A) In holding one with another, in self's meditation, that of a useful, purposeful, definite aim for those,
and for that as is being attempted to be furthered by all active in same,
making continually that affirmation, "HIS will - in all things - be done."

(Q) [2124]: Will my work in the group of healers be made known to me?
(A) Be made known, as the activities of the group are centered here or there, or from the directions as come,
so will the part of each be made known to them as they seek; for, as is given, "Seek and ye shall find," this a promise.
Know in self that He is FAITHFUL to fulfill that as is promised,
as WE are faithful in caring for those to whom, for whom, the promise is made.
They that seek GOD may find Him!
Would ye have mercy shown, then be merciful UNTO those YE contact.
Would ye be forgiven, forgive them that know not what they say, what they do;
For "As ye lift Me IN thine life, so shall YE be lifted IN the life here, now, and hereafter."

(Q) [311]: How may I best cooperate with and serve this group?
(A) Do with all thy might what thy hand finds to do.
Let THIS mind be in you as was in Him,
"Not as I will but THINE will be done in earth as it is in heaven."
Make thine self a channel of blessings to SOMEONE;
So will His blessings come to thee, as an individual, as an integral part of the group.
"They that seek my face shall find it."

(Q) [2112]: Is spiritual healing a gift, or is it a talent we have developed from our past lives?
(A) Both. All force, all power, comes from the same source.
To some is given the power of healing, to some the speaking of tongues,
to some that of ministry, to some that of another - each as they have builded in their experience,
and as they seek to be used as a channel of blessings through
THAT they have builded for themselves does the blessing come to others.
Being free, then let that not become a stumbling block to some.
Rather let those efforts of self be in Him, that ALL blessings may come TO those in their respective ways.
He knoweth what we have need of before we have asked. In the asking, in the seeking, as individuals
- and intensified in cooperative thought, cooperative intent, cooperative purpose
- so do the activities come to each in THEIR way.

(Q) [993]: Before we can have cooperation, do we not have to offer ourselves?
(A) In cooperation IS the offering of self to be a channel of activity, of thought;
For as line upon line, precept upon precept, comes' so does it come through the giving of self;
For he that would have life must GIVE life,
they that would have love must show themselves lovely,
they that would have friends must be friendly,
they that would have cooperation MUST cooperate by the GIVING of self
TO that as is to be accomplished - whether in the bringing of light to others,
bringing of strength, health, understanding, these are one IN Him.

(Q) [993]: What lack we yet to cooperate as a group?
(A) BEAUTIFUL is the cooperation of the group in purpose; needs be put in action!

(Q) [993]: How can we as a group get in accord with those that are aiding us?
(A) Open thine hearts to those of the unseen forces that surround the throne of grace, beauty, and might,
and throwing about self that protection that is found in the thoughts of Him
- so may the activities be that bring about the work that may be accomplished,
the thought as may be made active in the lives of others, the health, the prosperity
even that may be brought to those through those efforts of individuals, group,
as an active force WITH Him IN this material plane. [See 262-19 expanding on this.]

(Q) [288]: Is not cooperation a natural result when self is lost in the ideal?
(A) This is a natural consequence of self service, self sacrifice, self BEWILDERMENT, in Him.
Being the channel is cooperation.
Being a blessing is it in action.
In whatever STATE of being, meet that upon the basis of THEIR position - and LIFT up, look up - and THIS is cooperation.

(Q) [288]: What does my dream of the group on desert sands signify?
(A) A harking back to periods when many gathered here aided UPON the sands,
THROUGH the activities of many a one - and easy will be the gathering of others
as the active forces are put INTO operation, for LIKE begets like.
Let the seeds sown be cooperation with Him, that the harvest may be a looking up to the leader
- the GIVER of light. [See 262-1] [Incarnations:Persia:Uhjltd Period?]

(Q) [341]: Please interpret and expand upon, "Cooperation is the soul of any organized group of individuals."
(A) This is a philosophical truth; and in activity must be that the SPIRIT be that that gives life.
As the soul is made one in purpose, let the spirit that motivates that purpose be in that channel, that position,
that is sure that the harvest is in Him; for MAN labors - but GOD giveth the increase.
Is the spirit that that has come from Him?
Then the increase must be in Him.
As a group gathers to make for cooperative measures in a material plane,
so may the soul of that be divided or united in Him, dependent upon the spirit that gives the motivative force
TO the activities of SUCH a group; for that as may be sounded here,
through the activities of these gathered here - as of old, were heard around the world
- so may the activities of THIS group again go through the ages yet unborn,
REGENERATING them to that awakening that makes for the SOULS of men safe in the knowledge of Him.
[Incarnations:Egypt:Ra-Ta Period?] [See 262-1]

(Q) [404]: Are my ideas of taking the right attitude of mind correct for this first lesson?
(A) The attitude of mind makes for that which gives the birth, or the rising up of peace, harmony, understanding,
or it is as the children OF the mind - that which brings contending forces that may be warred against;
For as ALL MUST find, "When I would do right the spirit of unrest is ever present."
As day by day this is put out of the mind, and more and more the mind of harmony, peace, understanding
- not a latent kind, but an ACTIVE force - so does this become the manner in which self is giving expression of that being sought.

(Q) [404]: Where must I begin in order to have full coordination in my own body, soul and spirit?
(A) Begin with making of self - and self's OWN efforts - as naught but a channel of blessings
from the SOURCE of good to others.

(Q) [538]: I seemed to see the following words: Cooperation foundation on which all should be built. In In unity is strength.
(A) This is as an axiom for all to find in their various expressions the UNITY of purpose, the ONENESS of heart, the ONENESS of mind,
in that "HIS will, not my will," nor my personality - but LOSING self in HIS will.
When ye meditate, when ye pray - NOT for self, but that self may be a blessing for others,
through this given group - not as personality of same, but as a oneness of purpose in Him,
the Giver of all good and perfect gifts.

(Q) General: Is there a message for us now that we may use as the center
about which to build the first lesson on COOPERATION?
(A) As ye have gathered through that meditating of mind, or in putting self first in the channel of being a blessing,
give active WORDS for that that thou has received.
This becoming a blessing to self THROUGH becoming a blessing to others.
Seek to know HIS way, and
"As I am lifted up in thine consciousness,
so will I be lifted in the consciousness of others."
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(Q) We present the following outline of the first lesson
and ask for corrections and suggestions on the fuller preparation of this:

1. Definition of Cooperation;
a. Physical;
b. Spiritual;
2. Needs of Cooperation
3. Methods of obtaining cooperation;
I. Recognition of essential factors;
A. Seeking physically to be of one mind and purpose;
B. Losing self in Him and seeking His way.
EC: (Interrupting) Change those to A - B you see. [Under DEFINITION OF COOPERATION?]
II. A. Physical methods;
a. Daily acts and thoughts towards others.
B. Spiritual;
a. Meditation - prayer;
b. Seeking to have the mind of Christ;
C. Illustration of the relation of these two methods.
4. Realization of Cooperation; Self elimination, spiritual ecstasy, joy, peace.
5. Able to give this to the world by becoming channels for His forces to work through.
Any other corrections?
(A) (Continued) This as outlined, AS given, is the manner in which this SHOULD, or would, be presented,
they each having THEIR part IN the presenting of same.
Hence it becomes not ONLY a LIVING lesson in each of this INDIVIDUAL group (if they'll let it grow),
but will BE a living truth in the minds and hearts of those who may seek
THROUGH SUCH an outlined lesson for truth and understanding. Well begun!

(Q) What points should we emphasize in this lesson?
(A) As each heading is set, the EMPHASIS will be made BY the the individuals to whom it is sent.
Let this be rather a well-rounded, well-BALANCED, outline
- and that of the truth ANSWERING each as they are set forth here.
COME, YE THAT ARE HERE;
FOR THE WAY IS BEING OPENED FOR ALL TO HAVE A PART
IN THE REDEMPTION OF MANY AN INDIVIDUAL IN THIS WORK.
KEEP THE HEART SINGING; NOT AS OF SORROW BUT GLADNESS, IN PURPOSE, IN DEED;
FOR - ALL - THOSE CHOSEN OF HIM SHOULD BE THE GLADDEST GROUP OF ALL!

(Q) Please suggest a group mediation for this group.
(A) As the group GATHERS in the various lessons as are TO be given out,
we would FIND that these SHOULD - and WOULD of themselves
- VARY as to that phase of experience that each would seek enlightenment upon.
Hence, as has been given in this, this is WELL to be kept until the LESSON is complete
that ye may BE of one mind, ye all may BE a channel, ye all may HAVE one purpose.
Do that.
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(Q) We present the lesson on COOPERATION compiled by the group, which I shall read.
Please make such corrections and suggestions that will clarify, complete or strengthen this lesson.
(A) (After completion of reading lesson) The lesson is well.

(Q) Is this lesson acceptable to the forces, without any correction, just as it is?
(A) The lesson is well. [See completed lesson on "Cooperation" in Reports of Reading.]

(Q) Are we now ready to begin work upon the second lesson, how to KNOW THYSELF?
(A) Ready, as each puts into effect that as has been - and may be - gained
through the application of the lesson prepared, to begin to KNOW self.

(Q) What special meditation should we hold in preparing ourselves for work on this lesson?
Please suggest the thought we should hold.
(A) FATHER, AS WE SEEK TO SEE AND KNOW THY FACE,
MAY WE EACH, AS INDIVIDUALS, AND AS A GROUP,
COME TO KNOW OURSELVES, EVEN AS WE ARE KNOWN,
THAT WE - AS LIGHTS IN THEE - MAY GIVE THE BETTER CONCEPT
OF THY SPIRIT IN THIS WORLD.

(Q) Are we handling our work in the correct manner?
Please give any specific suggestions that would clarify our understanding and help us at this time.
(A) Wait ye upon one another.
Work ye as a unit.
Let ALL be done in order.
Wait ye oft on the Lord before speaking a word that would give an improper relationship of that THOU would present.
In this manner may the work be expedited, may it be in unison.
Depend not ONE upon another; rather depend upon Him,
working together each in their respective sphere.
To all are given a portion, a part, in this work.
Let each look not upon that that would exalt themselves in any manner;
rather that the feeling, the thought, may be better expressed,
that those who seek may gain the closer vision of the Master's face,
may have in their hearts, their souls, that peace that comes only from being close to Him;
For when He speaks, only peace may abound.
Others may make afraid.
Others may bring that force that would sound far, yet HE - the PRINCE of Peace - brings cheer, gladness,
to the hearts and souls of those who seek to be a channel of blessing THROUGH HIM!

(Q) Is there any special message for the group at this time?
(A) Children, as ye seek in His name to know the FATHER'S way, come ever then in singleness of purpose.
Think not of the hindrances that are of the man-made nature;
rather know in whom thou hast believed, knowing He has brought all things into being,
and as ye seek - AND use - HIS strength, in HIS name,
ye ARE His, and will become - and be - the lights that will bring that light into the shadowy places,
and - though turmoils and strifes, and contentions, are about you - that peace - HIS peace,
will keep thee SAFE in Him.

(Q) Question of [2124]: Are the readings as have been given sufficiently understood by the group?
(A) As they each seek in their own hearts and minds, as will be seen in that as will be given in each knowing themselves,
each will gain the better understanding, the better insight into that as IS given from day to day;
For as He gave, "Sufficient unto the day is the good - or the evil - thereof."
As ye apply His love, His light, in thine OWN life,
so does the understanding come of that He would have EACH of YOU do day by day.
Tell not thine neighbor how he, or she, should act.
Hast thou been put under the same circumstance?
Rather give each that standard they may measure themselves by, and be equal
- THROUGH SUCH MEASUREMENTS to the needs of each hour, each circumstance.
Walk thine self circumspect in the knowledge thou hast of thine OWN God.
Seek as children to know HIS love, His law, His biddings,
and as ye seek so shall ye find;
For He is in His HOLY temples.
Art thou holy?
Art thou DESIROUS of being holy?
Art thou seeking rather the good of thy brother than thine self?
Then, as ye know Him, His way ye know - BE on speaking terms with thy brother.

(Q) [288]: Tuesday morning, Nov. 24th, I dreamed there was war.
We were all on the roof of a building shooting from cubby-holes.
Each of us had a post. I noticed a strip, or band, up in the air, about to break,
and recognized it was holding up the building,
that if it did break the whole structure would crumble and thousands underneath
would be destroyed, besides ourselves.
I got permission to leave my post and went down and out of the building.
I influenced people of higher authority to come and fix the strip
so that the building would still stand.
What is the significance of this dream?
(A) That within self there are those needed corrections that can only come
from the source of all love, force, power, that the structure that is builded for others
may be a unit, a whole.
Look to thine own conscience within.

(Q) [288] question #2: Will I be able to prophesy through dreams?
(A) Rather interpret.

(Q) [288] question #3: Will I be able to interpret those that come through me?
(A) If thou will only open self to be a channel.

(Q) [[69]'s husband]: What is my duty as a member of this group, and how can I best cooperate?
(A) As the light comes in thine own life as respecting the various duties in a secular and spiritual life,
so will the body-consciousness be able to be the BALANCE as would keep a union of purpose, keeping all in order.
As thou wast in the days of old, when in the temple thou ministered to the needs of those
- and PROPHESIED under the spirit of the office held, so wilt thou be able to minister in this direction,
as the light opens through the associations of the cooperation of self with others, in studying to KNOW His way.


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