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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.”

May 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.

Everything Depends on You

     I remember one time, many years ago, I was in a certain social situation, and there was a young man, probably in his twenties, who was with us. And a certain amount of money was required from each one of us — maybe two dollars, a small amount. And we were all putting our money into this little thing we were going to do that it was necessary to pay the two dollars for.
     And this young man looked at the rest of us, and really very pathetically and sadly, he said, “I don’t have any money.” He said it with great shame. He said it with sadness. He said it with a lack of understanding of what life was all about. He said — listen to this, I’m trying to get a certain very powerful point over to you — very sadly, and scared, and ashamed of himself, he said, “I don’t have any money.”
     My dear ladies and gentlemen, everyone on Earth is saying that! Everyone is going around sad and ashamed of themselves, not knowing what else to say, not knowing how to push back the embarrassment, and the sadness of not having any money.
     I’m not talking about money tonight. You can be sure of that. I’m talking about human beings who feel as if life has become too much for them. The other two or three boys in the group had the money, had the two dollars. And he said, if you're getting the point by now, and I hope you are, “I don’t have any money.”
     If you will listen closely tonight and be willing to get your vanities and your conceits — all of which are unconscious in you — willing to get them out of the way you can apprehend and absorb and begin to live these Truths.
     The idea is to live them in your daily life. For heaven’s sake, don't you see how you’re now living? You are that boy! And in your own way, you are saying that. And you’re ashamed of yourself. And you don’t understand that’s not what life is all about.
     It’s not about being caught out in a situation where everybody has advantages but you, everyone has position but you, everyone has a girlfriend but you, everyone has a boyfriend or a husband but you. And you feel that you’ve been left out in some way which you can’t understand; you’ve been cheated out of things. And you go home, and you cry.
        And if you're tired of being that young man who was so sad, and his eyes were wet because he didn’t understand why he didn't have any money; if you want to stop being that young man
and you all are that young man, if you want to stop that, then listen.... For whose sake? For your sake!
     Please, there’s nothing wrong with you admitting that you don’t have it made. There is something wrong with you lying about it, because then the cure can't begin.
     This may be, for some of you, the most positive, beautiful, cheerful, marvelous evening of your life, because it’s the first time perhaps you've heard these things. You have been lied to before, left and right by other people, and by yourself until you no longer know the difference between the truth and a lie. Well, tonight you’ll be given one hundred percent truth — not one fraction of a lie.
     This means everything depends on you. You must work out your own salvation. All the help you need, all the guidance — not from me, I’m simply a spokesman here tonight
all the help and guidance and power and wisdom that you need for changing yourself from this young man who didn’t have any money all that is available for you the instant you become receptive. The instant you want to learn more than you want to protect yourself.
   If you see tonight, in even a small way, that you're kidding yourself, if you see it, a thousand angels will rejoice, because that’s their purpose, using a figure of speech, of course. That’s their purpose, to look down and see what progress you’re making. And they give you help
an angel being Light, Truth, a spirit of Rightness.

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Go Against Yourself

     To increase your speed toward self-health, towards spiritual success, always do exactly what you don’t want to do. You don’t want to carry that exercise over to the next day that you were given the day before. You don’t want to shake your head in a certain setting where you’re getting ego-gratification out of staying asleep. You don’t want to go against yourself. You don’t want to paddle upstream You want to stay asleep in the canoe. NO! Do what you don’t want to do. Go against the powers of darkness that want to keep you lazy, that want to keep you dreaming, thinking you are awake.
     Always give yourself a shock by deliberately doing that exercise one hour longer. Give yourself a shock by going into the supermarket and your aim is going to be aware of yourself turning the corner and going down the aisle and watching other people. Don’t be sleepwalking through that supermarket.
     Summary:  Do exactly what you don’t want to do and that will lead you to a new self.

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