Be Still - and Know - I AM - God
And here you are, Soul aweary and enhungered, and not knowing where to turn -
To you, I AM come.
Likewise to you, who have begun to feel the presence of that "Truth" within your Soul, and seek the confirmation of that which of late has been vaguely struggling for living expression within;
Who am I? -
I, Who speak with such seeming knowledge and authority?
I AM You, that part of you who IS and KNOWS;
WHO KNOWS ALL THINGS,
And always knew, and always was.
Yes, I AM You, Your SELF; that part of you who says I AM and is I AM;
That transcendent, innermost part of you which quickens within as you read, which responds to this My Word, which perceives Its Truth, which recognizes all Truth and discards all error wherever found. Not that part which has been feeding on error all these years.
I AM come to you now,
To make you conscious of My Presence;
I have been with you always, but you did not know it.
Now, in order that you may learn to know Me, so that you can be sure it is I, your own True Self, Who speak these words, you must first learn to Be Still, to quiet your human mind and body and all their activities, so that you no longer are conscious of them.
You may not yet be able to do this, but I will teach you how, if you really want to know Me, and are willing to prove it by trusting Me and obeying Me in all that I now shall call upon you to do.
Try to imagine the "I" who speaks throughout these pages as being your Higher or Divine Self, addressing and counseling your human mind and intellect, which you will consider for the moment as being a separate personality. Your human mind is so constituted that it cannot accept anything which does not conform with what it has previously experienced or learned, and which its intellect does not consider reasonable. Therefore, in addressing it, You are using such terms and expressions as will most clearly explain to your intellect the truths it must understand before the mind can awaken to the consciousness of your meaning.
The fact is, this "I" is yourself, your Real Self. Your human mind has heretofore been so engrossed with the task of supplying its intellect and body with all manner of selfish indulgences, that it has never had time to get acquainted with the Real You, its true Lord and Master. You have been so interested in and affected by the pleasures and sufferings of your body and intellect, that you have almost come to believe You are your intellect and body, and you have consequently nearly forgotten Me, your Divine Self.
I AM not your intellect and body, and this Message is to teach that You and I are One.
You cannot awaken to this fact until you get away from the consciousness of this body and intellect, which so long have held you enslaved. You must feel Me within, before you can know I AM there.
Now, in order that you can become wholly oblivious of your mind and its thoughts and your body and its sensations, so that you can feel Me within, it is necessary that you studiously obey these, My instructions.
Sit quietly in a relaxed position, and when wholly at ease, let your mind take in the significance of these words:
"Be still! - and KNOW - I AM - God."
Without thinking, allow this, My Divine Command, to penetrate deep into your Soul. Let whatever impressions that come to your mind enter at will - without effort or interference on your part. Note carefully their import, for it is you. Then, when somewhat of their vital significance begins to dawn upon your consciousness, speak these My Words slowly, imperatively, to every cell of your body, to every faculty of your mind, with all the conscious power you possess:
"Be still! - and KNOW - I AM - God."
Speak them just as they are herein written, trying to realize that the God of you commands and demands of your mortal self implicit obedience.
Study them, search out their hidden potency. Brood over them, whatever it be. Make them the vital, dominating factor in your work, in all your creative thoughts.
Say them a thousand times a day,
Until you have discovered all My innermost meaning;
Until every cell of your body thrills in joyful response to the command, "Be Still," and instantly obeys;
And very vagrant thought hovering around your mind hies itself off into nothingness.
Then, as the Words reverberate through the caverns of your now empty being;
Then, as the Sun of Know-ing begins to rise on the horizon of your consciousness;
Then, will you feel the swell of a wondrous strange Breath filling you to the extreme of all your mortal members, causing your senses almost to burst with the ecstasy of it; then, will there come surge after surge of a mighty, resistless Power rising within you, lifting you almost off the earth; then, will you feel within the Glory, the Holiness, the Majesty of My presence;
And then, then you will KNOW, I AM, GOD.
You, - when you have felt Me, thus in such moments within, when you have tasted of My Power, hearkened to My Wisdom, and know the ecstasy of My all-embracing Love, - no disease can touch, no circumstance can weaken, no enemy can conquer you. For now you KNOW I AM within, and you always hereafter will turn to Me in your need, putting all your trust in Me, and allowing Me to manifest My Will.
When you can come to Me in complete surrender, and will care for naught else than union with Me, then will I disclose to you the sweets of the Celestial Ecstasy I have long kept in reserve for you.
If you will but seek Me thus, making Me FIRST in your life, never resting until you do find Me, it will not be long before you will become conscious of My Presence, of My Loving Voice, speaking constantly from out of the depths of your heart.
You will learn to come to Me in Sweet Communion, and you will find yourself abiding in My Consciousness, and that My Word is abiding in you, and that whatever you desire will in seemingly miraculous ways be done unto you.
Then the great Realization will come that you have found the Kingdom of God, that you are walking in It, that It is right here on earth, that It is manifesting all around you, that you have been living in It all the time, but you did not know it.
From the book "Impersonal Life"
by Devorss (Author Anonymous)
Written through the voice of Higher Self, this book guides the reader to turn within for true spiritual guidance. Also check out other books by this author:Way Out, The Way to the Kingdom, and Brotherhood.