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     “What you want also wants you. If you seek the celestial, the celestial also seeks you. There are no unanswered requests in the universe. If we do not like what we are receiving, we can learn to ask for something different.”

April Monthly Lessons

From Vernon Howard Classes

     Here is a wonderful opportunity to take these powerful truths and put them to use in your daily life. The goal is self-enrichment and the result is new life-command. Remember, the knowledge in these lessons already exists in your higher nature. You need only ascend to the location within yourself. Other people have understood them and so can you.

Nothing Is More Powerful Than God

     You’re going to have to start doing the exercises for yourselves right in your own home, right in your office, and so on. If you don’t, the invisible poisonous fumes in the air of society are going to take you over and make you sick until you’re not able to recognize them anymore. We’re here to expose them and get out in the clear pure air of sanity, of Truth, of decency.
     Cease to give anything power over you — anything power over your inner nature. Why do you imagine things more powerful than God? Please stop enjoying it. Little by little, let go of your own set of values. Abandon all false pleasures.
     When you turn on the light switch, you are a new kind of human being. The light switch is symbolic of consciousness. You will say, “Why did I ever attribute any strength to weakness?” No longer worship weakness, calling it strength. Truth is the only power.
     Story summary: There was a man who was a hero in his village. He had found a secret trail over the mountains where he was safe. The rest of the villagers were on lower trails and were attacked and robbed. “In other words,” the hero said, “I don't attribute power to criminals.”
     The only sensible thing to do with your life is to find that trail. If you don't give authority to the lower parts of your nature anymore, you're on the higher trail. Work! Work! Work!
     On paper, make a list and go over it to make it alive. Entitle the paper “I REFUSE.” Think of anything you are now attributing power to. Make a list as follows:
     Here are two examples. Then add your own.
     I refuse to acknowledge the authority, the necessity, of a nervous mind.
     I refuse to acknowledge the authority of human hawks.
     This will make conscious to you that you are the one who is giving power to everything that is assaulting and hurting you. Put your wasted energies into a spiritual refusal. God will back it up. Your willingness to learn what you must learn is what counts.

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Go Serious

     You must never acknowledge anything as being superior to the Spirit of Truth. You have surrendered your spiritual intelligence to a very strange weakness and darkness. There is no power in this world whatever. There is no force that has authority over you, if you are living within the Spirit of Truth. You have conceded that there is something stronger than God. In your sleep, you believe in defeat.
     You are putting your present state of unawareness before God. Never having gone beyond your own little mind, you don't know there is a light switch. You have to understand what it means to walk away.
     The only authority you will acknowledge is Truth itself. All the dark forces that have now bluffed you — anything that causes you to feel defeated — is a big bluff and a big fake.
     Experiment with this one hundred times. Keep the exercise going. Anytime you don't know what to do about something and you’re confused and don't know how to behave, stop right where you are and GO SERIOUS. Drop those feelings and go serious. This breaks the spell.
     All wrong movements come from within. The power of seriousness can rescue you from all situations. You can know by your own feelings what that means. When you go serious, every problem will fall away. You will be in total command.

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