by Bicknell Young
Can you see that if you have a consciousness of failure, inability, and poverty, it is impossible to change the manifestation of these things from the outside, since consciousness will out-picture itself, no matter what you do? Change consciousness.
It is useless for you to try and think things into being. Do as Jesus did when he let the operation of Mind take place. We see Jesus going through the simple steps of manifestation. He lifted his eyes to heaven and gave thanks. He had already disregarded the appearance, and had let go of thoughts of how, when, why, and where; this being entirely out of his province.
Jesus could do nothing of himself; neither can you. Are you going to insist that you can and continue to struggle and fight with the manifestation, hoping to change something? If you have the consciousness of anything, it is eternal in the heavens and can be reproduced, ad infinitum. Take your attention away from the appearance and place it “on Me,” if you desire to see the desert blossom as the rose.
It was thanksgiving and recognition that multiplied the loaves and fishes to the five thousand. The less you ask for, the harder it is to get, by reason of its tremendous affluence. Your poor vision of what belongs to you keeps you from having the abundance of Spirit. A man with a consciousness full of troubles will find them wherever he goes. Without the consciousness of substance, you cannot retain the symbol. “I will overturn, overturn, overturn …” and so everything will be overturned until you find within yourself that which Jesus found within himself: the source of All.
When will you stop trying to get things, and see the presence of God? The spirit of the consciousness of the presence of God is the source of all supply, not some supply; all supply. When you know this, you will not try to hunt for supply, or a job, for it will be as much present in one locality as another. It will be wherever you are and whatever you need. You will find the presence of all, where nothing is lacking. All these things shall be added to the unafraid one. There is but one now; why should you be afraid to accept the good here and now, instead of waiting for the harvest?
It was quite as impossible for Jesus, the man, to increase substance as it would be for you. It was the Christ which did this. In the new consciousness, which is within every man awaiting recognition, there is an instantaneous release as you realize the presence. The endless planning and trying to arrange things, suddenly cease. The government will be upon His shoulders, the government of your life, and all is well. Be not afraid, it is I.
Be still outwardly, and shout for joy within, until it shall shatter the walls of your prison. “I have many hidden things to show you when you can be still.” Right where you are is holy ground.