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DESTINY of the SOUL 
(262-88 to 262-89) 


 
   
"DESTINY OF THE SOUL" READINGS
262-88   8th of September, 1935
262-89  29th of September, 1935

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EACH INDIVIDUAL as a CHILD OF THE CREATIVE FORCE
CAME INTO BEING that it, that child,
might BE A COMPANION with the CREATIVE FORCE, GOD,
IN ITS ACTIVITY; given by the very BREATH, by the DESIRE,
by the WILL OF THE FATHER
that with which it might be ONE WITH THE FATHER.
NOT THE BODY as manifested in the flesh;
NOT THE MIND alone that may partake of all those environs through which it passes;
BUT THE SOUL, which is as lasting as eternity,
as the CREATIVE FORCE, as the CREATIVE ENERGY, as GOD Himself;
that we THROUGH HIM might know ourselves to be ONE WITH HIM.
(262-88)

THE DESTINY OF THE SOUL (As of All Creation)
is to be ONE WITH HIM continually growing,
growing for THAT ASSOCIATION.
(262-88)

So THE SOUL'S ACTIVITY IN THE EARTH,
as it is seen in this or that PHASE OF EXPERIENCE,
is that [THE SOUL] MAY BE ONE WITH
THE CREATIVE FORCES, THE CREATIVE ENERGIES.

(262-88)

In thine studies of the DESTINY OF THE SOUL,
then, let this be the constant affirmation:

LORD, LET ME - MY MIND, MY BODY, MY SOUL
- BE AT-ONE WITH THEE:
THAT I - THROUGH THY PROMISES IN HIM, THY SON
- MAY KNOW THEE MORE AND MORE.
(262-88)

As MAN FINDS HIMSELF
in THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF A MATERIAL WORLD,
materiality has often, in the material-minded,
blotted out THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF A SOUL.
(262-89)

MAN in HIS FORMER STATE, or NATURAL STATE,
or PERMANENT CONSCIOUSNESS, IS SOUL.
(262-89)

IN THE BEGINNING ALL WERE SOULS OF THAT CREATION,
WITH THE BODY AS OF THE CREATOR - OF THE SPIRIT FORCES
that MAKE MANIFEST IN USING SAME (SPIRIT FORCES)
in the various PHASES OR EXPERIENCES
OF CONSCIOUSNESS for the activity.
(262-89)

It has been understood by most of those
who have ATTAINED TO A CONSCIOUSNESS
of THE VARIOUS PRESENTATIONS of GOOD and EVIL IN MANIFESTED FORMS,
as we have indicated, that the PRINCE OF THIS WORLD, Satan, Lucifer,
the Devil - as a soul - made those necessities, as it were,
of the CONSCIOUSNESS IN MATERIALITY;
that man might - or that THE SOUL might - BECOME AWARE of
[THE SOUL'S] SEPARATION FROM THE GOD-FORCE.
(262-89)

Hence the CONTINUED WARRING that is ever present IN MATERIALITY or IN THE FLESH,
or THE WARRING - as is termed - between THE FLESH  and THE DEVIL,
or THE WARRING between THOSE INFLUENCES of GOOD and EVIL.
(262-89)

As THE SOUL is then A PORTION OF THE DIVINE,
[The SOUL] must eventually RETURN TO THAT SOURCE
from which, of which, [THE SOUL] IS A PART.
Will THY NAME be WRITTEN THERE?
(262-89)

The whole theme or the whole purpose
in that portion [of DESTINY OF THE SOUL]
is THE AWARENESS of THE SOUL'S ASSOCIATION
in SUCH A MANNER WITH INFINITY
in [THE SOUL'S] ACTIVITY IN THE FINITE WORLD,
yet IN SUCH MEASURES
for THE SOUL TO KNOW [THE SOUL'S] ASSOCIATION
and [THE SOUL'S] FULFILLING of the PURPOSES.
(262-90)

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The Destiny, then, of the Soul.
Each individual as a child of the Creative Force
came into being that it, that child, might be a companion
with the Creative Force, God, in its activity;
given by the very breath, by the desire, by the will of the Father
that with which it might be one with the Father.

Not the Body as manifested in the flesh;
Not the Mind alone that may partake of all those environs through which it passes;
But the Soul, which is as lasting as eternity, as the Creative Force, as the Creative Energy, as God Himself;
that we through Him might know ourselves to be one with Him.

He hath not willed that any Soul should perish.

Then, the Destiny of the Soul - as of all creation - is to be one with Him;
Continually growing, growing, for that association.

What seeth man in nature?
What seeth man in those influences that he becomes aware of?
Change, ever; change, ever.
Man hath termed this evolution, growth, life itself; but it continues to enter.
That force, that power which manifests itself in separating - or as separate forces
and influences in the earth, continues to enter; and then change;
continuing to pour in and out.

From whence came it?
Whither does it go when it returns?
[See also 262-92, 262-99]

So the Soul's activity in the earth, as it is seen in this or that phase of experience,
is that it may be one with the Creative Forces, the Creative Energies.

Many questions, then, are brought to thine own consciousness
that must be answered WITHIN thine inner self;
having to do with thine own experiences.

Then, seek ye within thine own consciousness.
There may then be given that as may be helpful in thine interpretation of thine experiences;
that may bring a consciousness to thy fellow man of the awareness of His presence
and of the Soul's returning to that oneness with Him.

In that which has been given should be found that necessary
for the completion of the lesson, or that portion of same, Destiny of the Soul.
The whole theme or the whole purpose in that portion is the awareness of the soul's association
in such a manner with infinity in its activity in the finite world,
yet in such measures for the soul to know its association and its fulfilling of the purposes.

(Q) Will you please give more information on the resurrection of the Body?
(A) This is seen in that ye have as thine instructions as to how He, thy pattern,
resurrected the body, QUICKENED the body.
So within thine own self must come that which through Him may overcome death,
overcome that transition, overcome that which is the change
- save the conscious change of being in ALL matters,
ALL phases, ALL experiences, one with Him.

(Q) Please suggest the outlines for the Destiny of the Soul.
(A) First the Soul's Creation;
the Soul's Association With Those Influences of Mind, of Body;
and its activities in the material influences
that are seen in the activities of a Body
through a given experience.
And then the questions and experiences of each.

(Q) Please explain what difference was made in the Body of the Christ
by ascension to the Father as necessary before Mary could touch Him?
(A) As the presence of the Father, as the presence of the Christ-Consciousness is everywhere present,
the change that was in place was the consciousness rather in Mary than in the Body Himself.
But the expression ye have, that she was not to touch Him,
was rather the same as would be in ANY expression
given to interpret spiritual things into material understanding,
or infinity brought down to the finite understanding, see?
That is, "I have not yet ascended to my Father"
would to some indicate that the heaven and the Father are somewhere else
- a place of abode, the center about which all universal forces,
all energies must turn or give off from.
Hence "up" may be rather from within, or to the within - of which each soul is to become aware.
For heaven is that place, that awareness where the Soul
- with all its attributes, its Mind, its Body - becomes aware
of being in the presence of the Creative Forces, or one with same.
That is heaven.
In thine studies of the Destiny of the Soul, then, let this be the constant affirmation:
LORD, LET ME - MY MIND, MY BODY, MY SOUL
- BE AT-ONE WITH THEE:
THAT I - THROUGH THY PROMISES IN HIM, THY SON
- MAY KNOW THEE MORE AND MORE.

(Q) [294]: How does partaking of the emblems instituted at the Lord's Supper supply food to my soul?
(A) In that they are the emblems, or emblematical of the body and the blood,
the Spirit MOVING upon same brings the life flow.
As has ever been given, in Him we live and move and have our being.
Then the partaking of those emblems - or of that body and that blood - supplies or becomes food for the soul.

(Q) [993]: Please interpret the experience that I have been passing through the last few weeks.
Does it have any connection with the experience I had on Aug. 12, 1935,
and my appearance when associated with Jesus Christ when he was the son of Mary?
Or is it the Destiny of the Soul? Please give me a message of comfort at this time.
(A) When these experiences are viewed in the light that they each become, as it were,
an opening of the way for the understanding as to the relationships of the soul with the Christ,
then there should become rather the understanding that in Him is thy Destiny - if thy trust is put wholly in Him.
The ways indicated in the experience then, though from the purely material angle,
or to the conscious mind or physical-conscious mind alone they appear unreasonable,
in Him are made one with the purposes set in that He has given thee,
"Ye abiding in me and I abiding in the Father, ask that in my name and it will be done unto thee."

(Q) [379]: Please explain: "For thy star has not set but arises in Him, for the way is clear before thee!"
(A) As has been given by Him, He hath given His angels charge concerning thee.
This is simply a transformation of the same understanding.
That there has not been withdrawn then, as it were, that strength in those blessed assurances
that His angels have charge concerning thee and shall bear thee up.
And ye shall ask and ye shall seek and know, and ye shall be comforted.

(Q) Do we have to have a knowledge of all branches of education to reach the final goal?
(A) Education is only the manner or the way.
Do not confuse the manner or the way with that of doing what ye DO know!
Not when there is a more convenient season, or
"When I have attained unto a greater understanding I will do this or that."
Knowledge, understanding, is using, then, that thou hast in hand.
Not to thine own knowledge but that all hope, power, trust, faith, knowledge and understanding are in Him.
Do that thou knowest to do TODAY, as He would have thee do it, IN THINE UNDERSTANDING!
Then tomorrow will be shown thee for that day!
For as He has given, TODAY ye may know the Lord!
NOW, if ye will but open thine heart, thine mind, the understanding and knowledge will come!

(Q) Was it necessary for me for my development to study the different lines of thought,
such as Unity, Theosophy, etc?
(A) If these have that which has helped thee understand.
This must be judged within thine own self.
For what is the law?
Seek and ye shall find!
KNOCK and it shall be opened unto you!
In seeking through all understandings, all interpretations,
there may be gained something;
if ye will not become confused by those who say,
"Here! This way!"
Because thou hast seen the vision of the mount, because thou has seen the heavens opened
in an understanding way, cry not this or that.
Harken not to here or there, but turn to thine temple where He has promised to meet thee ever.
It is not who will ascend to bring Him down, nor who will come from over the way
- even though [from] the Beyond.
For how said He?
If they hear not Moses and the prophets, they would not heed though one rose from the dead!
Think how gracious has been the gift to man, that only those who have crossed the border
through being glorified (and GLORY shall be thy next lesson) have vision.
For they that are on the borderland are only in that state of transition.
If they were to speak to all, how terrible would be the confusion!

(Q) Is our lack of material necessities due to the fact that we have not first sought the Kingdom,
or lack of faith in not speaking the word?
(A) Both. For what saith the law?
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all things shall be added unto thee thou hast NEED OF!
Most of us think we need a great deal more than we do!
When there was given the bounty to man through the activities of the law of the Lord,
did He prepare other than that needed for the sustenance of all?
In the preparation at the feast of Galilee in Cana what supplied He?
The meats and the viands of the table?
No, only that lacking. When He supplied the needs to the thousands that were weak
and ahungered and troubled, did He use other than that at hand?
That AT HAND was multiplied in the blessings!
Be patient, all.
For all will pass through, in material experience, the greatest bounty of all.
When ye fail here or there, ye must learn thy lessons.
Humility, patience, faith.
These make for the proper relationships, of the MIND;
that is the builder for the Body, for the Soul.

(Q) Please give a discourse on the Creation.
(A) As has been given, souls were made to be companions with the Creator.
And through error, through rebellion, through contempt, through hatred, through strife,
it became necessary then that all pass under the rod; tempted in the fires of flesh; purified,
that they may be fit companions for the GLORY that may be thine.

GLORY, then, is thy next lesson; and THIS thy affirmation:
OPEN THOU MINE EYES, O GOD,
THAT I MAY KNOW THE GLORY
THOU HAST PREPARED FOR ME.

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Updated: 8 May 2014