Edna Lister on Conquering Self 1960 to 1969

Edna Lister held to a grueling schedule whenever she campaigned in the cities that were on her regular “circuit” of Light. In addition to her public lectures, speeches and sermons, she corresponded with students regularly, and met with them in personal counseling clinics and private group meetings in cities across the country.

The stories and advice you will find in Conquering Self are drawn from her students’ personal notes. A few of them took shorthand, but very few took down everything she said. Most people write down only what strikes them as being important, so their notes may seem choppy, jumping from subject to subject. Despite a seeming lack of elegance in Conquering Self, some pioneering mystics find this collection to be of the greatest help to them. Enjoy!

– Linda Mihalic, Via Christa site editor

Conquering Self 1960

Work under harmony, equilibrium and balance — the principles that take charge and do the work in any activity. They automatically coordinate desires (emotions), thinking, and imagination, thereby controlling nerves and muscles to create perfect spiritual seeing. These principles, combined as one, comprise the Power to do the "greater works." When you descend from this high place of balance, you close out harmony, then equilibrium, and finally get off balance on the outer, which ensures wrong aim in any kind of performance.

When you coordinate and produce perfect results, but start to question your success — "Can I do this again? How did I manage to do this?" — you descend into your skull and close the door on God. The whole process is spiritual. Surrender to God to be used. Become part of what you are doing without descending into self. This is working with principle. – Edna Lister, January 1, 1960.

Pray to lift the past. To say constantly, "Here I am, Father. Move in," is all you need anytime. You think you need medicine, but you really need Light-as-Power moving through you from head to toes. Light does everything you need when you need it, so declare it constantly. All you need is the Light. Light carries the Power for anything, so draw it in constantly. Allow nothing on the outer to draw you from the high place. Stay up and call on the Father, the Mind, Substance, and Power of the Source.

Listen always, and never descend under the skull. Observe, and remain in the high place. Be responsible always. Do not blame, criticize or condemn. Hold no opinions or prejudices. Give God all the credit, take none for self, but remain humble. Speak no negatives. Declare that all is good. Hold fast to faith and courage always. Love God enough, moment by moment. – Edna Lister, January 3, 1960.

"I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away." – Revelation 20:11. All is the one divine Mind of God, the Face that flees in every direction. Pondering on high things accelerates the faculty processes. Individual memory occupies every cell you redeem. Constantly return misused soul substance to be lifted, including idle words, opinions, prejudices, debts of all kinds, past and present. Do not think, "I forgive him," but, "I give love for him."

Delay is the gestating period for a new idea so it is born lusty, not stillborn. You must know that God needs only one person to finish the work of lifting earth. To become immovable, fold your arms over your midriff for protection. Move up in consciousness, and declare the situation and all involved as good. "Here I am, Father. I am perfect in Thy strength. I am perfect in Thy faith. I am perfect in Thy love. I am perfect in Thy acceptance. I am perfect in Thy surrender. I am perfect in Thy obedience. I am your daughter (son) of Light, Power, and strength." – Edna Lister, January 7, 1960.

Say, "Come on, body. You are new, filled with new glory and new strength. Come on up here. Stop your nonsense." You can get out of your body to great heights, yet you must return to it each day and say, "Come up another step." – Edna Lister, January 7, 1960.

Tinges of indifference and lukewarmness creeping into your mind and heart delay ascension. This really reveals a need to make up credits as quickly as possible. To declare "I AM loves God" repeatedly is a stairway of ascension carrying you upward. "I AM loves" is the password to glory, which carries the full cleansing, purifying Power of God, the absorbing quality of Light that lifts all unlikeness to God. It is the key to Power release, so use it constantly. – Edna Lister, January 9, 1960.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, therefore, faith is the substance of your body. Faith makes you get up in the morning and do everything. Exercise your faith. Declare, "I AM is loving you." Faith is from above, so use it. The Power of God is stronger than anything. Reach up for God's Power. – Edna Lister, January 11, 1960.

Light does the protecting when you keep your declarations for it white-hot. – Edna Lister, January 21, 1960.

I never ask "why." I just stand still, look up and wait, but do not act. A great upsurging of Light means "yes." Anything else is "wait." Anyone can wait for such an answer in the stillness of the silence. Yet the slightest tinge of self takes you to the bottom. – Edna Lister, January 25, 1960.

The ascending Elect are under such a special high standard of honor that we cannot act or behave as the children of man. – Edna Lister, January 27, 1960.

When you say, "Let there be Light," you are saying, "Let God be here as Light." Remember the as. Light contains absolutely all that you need for creation. A creator, standing as the servant of all before an altar, merely speaks the Word to release Light to move in to do the perfect work. Light neither needs nor tolerates interference. It is sufficient to do the whole job.

The law to apply where Light is needed is to always, always prepare the way of the Lord by declaring the object of prayer declarations "good and very good." After that, use the proper phrases to express need, such as, "Let there be Light," or, "Let Thy Light go forth," or, "Oh, God, according to Thy loving kindness." Ask for greater clarity in proper prayer.

They give crowns to conquerors. Anyone conquering or successfully completing an initiation or mission receives a crown. Jewels are added like oak leaf clusters to the decorations for service in the armed forces. You can complete a complicated task well, but may often need rehearsals so your perfect performance becomes second nature. As you pass the same initiation repeatedly, each conquering adds something to your crown's luster. The purpose, of course, is soul polishing. You form your jewels from the truth you have accepted. You do not drop a gem into the mud, but polish it, have it set in a ring and wear it proudly. – Edna Lister, January 28, 1960.

Every life spark of the universe responds to its name of good as you call to it from an ascended consciousness. Spoken words are instant in their unfolding now. Therefore, walk in God consciousness, with nothing of self, except as His full servant. The rewards are great for continuity of purpose, devotion, and constantly holding high everything that He has placed in your hands. – Edna Lister, January 31, 1960.

The secret of ascending is to give up self, so your heart's desires are the commands of your heavenly Father. If you do this earnestly, you will experience no delay. When you give lavishly of love, and your ambition is to give up all self, miracles come. Do not doubt the results. Delay always signals a gestating period.

Whenever you see evil, seek first the kingdom of God — instantly raise your arms and declare it good, no matter how it looks, and declare, "Let Light go forth." A bomb of Light will explode over it. Miracles can happen if you immediately look up and do not dwell on the evil.

If you are weary or feel low, you have dropped into the field of force, which rises from your feet to your chest. To be strong instantly, ascend in consciousness into the field of glory, of Light and Power at the crown of your head, which renews your energy. You can use I AM statements without any force resulting, for the field of glory transforms the field of force into kinetic energy to use. You can express the potential Power of God inexhaustibly, but force depletes and exhausts you.

Before Lent, examine yourself to know what you want to sacrifice and how high to make your vows. It is an accomplishment to start a new vibration of any kind, small or large. The Councils accredit the opening of a vibration as the accomplishment, though another may move in and carry it to completion. The secret of ascension is to give up self, then your heart's desires are the commands of those who love you. This is so when you give lavishly of love. When your ambition is to give up all self, miracles come. Do not doubt the results.

Consult your soul and make up your mind about what sacrifices of the self you will make for Lent. How high do you wish to climb in consciousness? Your soul's eyes and ears are open. If you forget or let your faculties lie dormant, the brain cells close while retaining no impression. Many people contemplate their navel and end up in confusion. You receive no inspiration from the solar plexus. If you become demanding, you may develop diaphragm spasms. So many factors can close the mental body lotus centers. To remain open, you must continuously sacrifice the little self. Unless you lift self, you feel low.

Work out a new technique of applying law in every situation. If you do this earnestly, you will have no delay. Use delay as a gestating period. The person who says that another has "slipped to the bottom" pushed him down. Be positive. Hold them in the arms of the Almighty, and they will go on from there.

Whenever you see evil, instantly reach up and declare, "Let Light go forth!" Raise your arms and declare it good, no matter how it looks. Something marvelous happens. Instantly they send a bomb of Light that explodes over it that moment. If you immediately look up and do not dwell on the evil, miracles happen. You cannot burn or cut Spirit. At the very first moment of an accident, look up. Say, "Let this be pure Spirit!" This is how you "Seek first the kingdom."

Force moves out, hits some barrier, bounces back and strikes earth as accidents, hurricanes, cyclones, etc. Some day we will build stations to receive this force and use it in industry, etc. Your own force goes out, hits a black cloud in the constellations and returns to hit you. Treatment for lifting force — "This is my own. Let this force be lifted now and be united with Substance, Mind and Power."

You want to be strong instantly. If weary and low, you have dropped into the field of force (from your crown down to your chest). Move up in consciousness into the field of Light and Power (the crown of your head) that gives you energy. You can use I AM statements without the result of force and the field of glory transforms the field of force into kinetic energy to use. You become inexhaustible under the potential Power of God for its expression, but force depletes and exhausts you.

Laziness is being too mentally or emotionally lazy to love God enough. Mental laziness causes indifference. Instantly go up in consciousness. It takes energy, effort, a burning desire and good hard work. You can accomplish anything that you can visualize. Pray for education for our children, not "training." – Edna Lister, February 4, 1960.

All that you have, do, and are belongs to the Master. You are his — he is the Power that vitalized your soul substance ready to be created into form. Therefore, you do, are, and have your being in him. This oneness pervades all. Do everything in his interest, in his name, and as him working through you. Be conscious of this, at one with him. Call on him. Let all earth drop away and hold to this one great truth. – Edna Lister, February 7, 1960.

The law of words is accuracy, but "obey and live" fits too under this law, for it means to apply and use words as creative tools in harmony with the Holy Spirit. God is a Spirit and we must not tempt Him with inaccurate words. Accuracy is the keynote of harmony, therefore seek greater accuracy for more beautiful speech. Declare, "My conviction is unshakable because I know principle cannot be changed." – Edna Lister, February 11, 1960.

What is so difficult about holding yourself alive and alert to details? You seem proud to do one thing at a time while letting sixteen other details slide. You have plenty of time to sleep and pamper self, but what about details? You are priding self in "doing too much." With a mind as brilliant as yours, it is a great sin not to practice "multiple thinking." You must not pride self on intellect. Each can think of many things at a time. You entertain too many wild thoughts about what could happen that will never happen.

In a twenty-four hour day, one hour of self-expression can undo twenty of soul-expression. The tragedy is that one hour "down" leads to days of "downness" in which you think you are releasing Power, but are a skull bumper in the mud. Your temperature may be falling even as you are loving God and praying without ceasing. Everyone has the capacity for multiple thinking, seeing and hearing. When you leave a detail undone for another to pick up, your Guards ask, "Where are you going?" This is your signal that you are headed down a greased pole.

Over the years, I have reconciled myself to many experiences that others say they could never endure. If that's what they believe, then they could not. Lift your frustrations. I must agree with and adjust to much that I dislike. Yet you must desire to spend yourself for the Light lavishly, for full seeing and hearing, to give of the love of God selflessly and generously. Pay attention to your giving to balance it with your relationships and pursuit of life's expressions. Not what you think, but how you love God is what counts. – Edna Lister, February 22, 1960.

The most important lesson to learn is that the first selfish desire starts to take you to the bottom. Just forgetting to praise God every hour leads the way. You give up success because you do not want to give up self. Wisdom must back your love. Sentimental asininities are more destructive than curses. Reach for the stars. Stand steadfast and secure in the Light. Remain up in consciousness where your antennae reach the Source. Quit dangling half in and half out of your body, half in and half out of fear. Use the declaration, "I AM loves you as a miracle now," for your body.

At night, do not crawl down into your body to sleep on the idea of getting a few hours of rest. Set your subconscious like a clock with orders to repair the day's wear and tear on your body. Move up in consciousness to do your work in heaven, and put your body on a cloud upheld by angels of fire. No one can do this for you. A hedonist worships the physical equipment. Care for your body and be done with it. Do not speak of pain. Ignore it, ascend, and remain up in consciousness. Let Light heal the body. Declare, "Faith is the invisible substance of my visible miracles to come."

To consider darkness before considering the Light is foolish. You need not offer or ask for copious details for lifting. Lift fast, the instant you hear another's voice, before you ask for details. Remain high in consciousness while listening on the outer. You are higher this year despite everything you have neglected and brought on yourself. You have too often done as the world does, so beware, for the time comes when I will no longer be permitted to inform you of your peccadilloes. Ascension is for those who know law. Yet it is one thing to know law but another to apply it.

Old age results from letting go of mental alertness, aliveness, caring, letting go of the goal, living from day to day as the world sees it. To be alive and alert, always climb higher. You must make a definite choice between life and death: Vigilance and steadfastness every moment are the keynotes of life. Do not speak of pain, ignore it. Ascend in consciousness, and remain up. Declare, "Faith is the invisible substance of my visible miracles to come."

Abundance becomes visible with the same inevitability as blue sky lies beyond the storm clouds. As clouds cool the temperature, vapor condenses, lowering the vibration into rain, which is a material substance. Between ice and vapor is the place of miracles where heavenly abundance becomes visible as health and things. To live in humility is to live with an open mind, accepting law. Humility is the graciousness of acceptance. – Edna Lister, February 23, 1960.

Many, who say they "feel" this or "know" that, are taking advantage the greater Power released to practice the mystic vision, seeing and hearing extended into higher ranges of vibrations. Many more are becoming steadfast in their practice of virtues, thereby earning rewards of comprehension, which include hearing and seeing beyond the outer visible.

No one with a burning, flaming desire to become closer to God, to make soul flights to high realms, can be denied. However, ascension requires greater sacrifice of self than ever before. You may indulge no self-imposed delusions of already being perfect. Nor can the appetitive soul tell itself that "It does not matter because I did not mean it." Compare yourself only with the Christed ensample to lift your soul from earth's weight and toils, from bondage, to overcoming and lifting past misuse of soul substance and Power. – Edna Lister, February 26, 1960.

An instantaneous miracle results when you create a spoken word picture to accompany the law. The molecular desire body is the seat of all feeling as sensation. It is an exact counterpart of the physical. Dr. Thomas P. Boyd said that if a form existed in Mind, Mind could fill it as often as needed. What God created, He can recreate. See the picture of perfection. Picture the form and describe it aloud with words of law for the treatment. You remember by retrieving pictures you have seen or visualized, and you think in symbols as well. This is the basis for photographic memory. Then your life sparks fill the desire body until it grows perfectly in the physical.

Do not consort with self, but conquer it. You are a magnet and attract your every life spark. You must gather up the scattered life sparks from all your past lives and associations. When you finish with "me first," lift for others. If it's a dark mess and strong enough to knock you down, so what? You can lift it when you see it. For example, Peter's impatience when Jesus asked, "Do you love me?" drew his life sparks together, and Jesus returned them to him.

In applying law, bring logic, reason, discernment, discretion, and discrimination to bear on everything. The time will come when agreeing and adjusting is all you will register. In becoming, no statements are necessary, no talk. Talking about it means you just think you want it. Do it. Become it. You do not think about how to do it. The only way is to practice it. When "it" offends you, cut it off. Just love God enough to stick like wallpaper and become like Him. Only loving God is necessary, then keep going home to Him. If you notice the stinkers, ascend in consciousness and say, "Here is another stinker, Father." Make lifting a natural habit.

A flaming desire grows step by step. Make up your mind: Do I want truth? Do not whine about your place. You are in the right place. Climb higher in consciousness, where it's greener and more beautiful. Climb to that place where every life spark, every cell is dancing. God does not ask you to give up the beauty, the loveliness, the glory of life, but the foolish things. Just get in and do what needs to be done. When you do not enjoy what you do or leave it for another to finish, taints of self fill you.

The world is always hunting a scapegoat, which is what blaming others is. When you challenge another, are prima donna-ed or praised, you will be tested, tempted and tried. Apply what you know to what you do. Take your stand and say, "I AM loves you where you are." God tests you repeatedly for misuse of Mind, Substance and Power. Double your work and interest in the inner while you take your stand on the outer. Do not make excuses, or even speak about it — be it. Make a poised stand without blame or bitterness in your heart. You do not need be slapped the same way twice unless you are not paying attention.

After a temptation, the Power is released for the next step in the world, if you really have become law. Yet beware, the moment you think you are humble is when you are proud. "I have learned this lesson" opens the way for another temptation. St. Paul said, "Let him who thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall." – 1 Corinthians 10:12. Remember, pride goes before a fall, but humiliation comes with it.

Creative energy comes from above. If you love God, you can use your soul's antennae to draw from the Source of all Mind. It is both a process and an act. Look up, think up, see and act, and it happens. You draw not only from the River of Life, but from the Source to bring truth from the all-comprehending, all-knowing Source of Mind. You are satisfied with such a tiny bit when so much more is available. Penetrate the mists of matter and extend your vision higher. When you go to the Source, you cannot, may not leave the Light. I have scrabbled at times to hang onto the Source by my finger tips, with the world trying to tear me from it.

Hold earth in your hands as you would a ball, then neither man nor his inclinations to evil can disturb it. This service is greater than all your petty problems. If you hold your lines of Light and responsibility without sinking into fear, doubt, worry or self, your own will come. You are like a jet-powered plane, able to climb vertically on your own. Temptations appear to be small, yet to think in a negative way misuses the Mind. To say, "I'll take a chance on this," is tempting the Lord thy God, and misusing Power.

Protective love fills you with the almighty strength of God's Power to lift, to fill your homes, your loved ones, Power to speak the word and have it stand fast. You will marvel at your miracles. When the Father releases such Power, He must see how you can handle it, to prove you and to test your strength. The Power of your spoken Word shall amaze you. Step softly, speak gently and the greatest Power will go forth when you say, "Let it be so." Great Power shall be released when you stand up and agree with all adversaries immediately. – Edna Lister, March 3, 1960.

From the moment you consciously accept responsibility and make a stand on principle, or declare complete cleansing, but then say, "My subconscious did this or said that," you excuse the self. Nothing good results from your indifference, laziness, or the desire to have God do it for you. Self supposes that God did this, when you did. For example, the law commands you not to steal. You would not ask how not to steal, but simply do not steal. Anything else is an excuse. This is the law.

The first time you consciously lift the subconscious mind, you raise it to the head, where it then resides. If you then ignore it, you drop in consciousness to the Land of Egypt again, below the solar plexus. You excuse the self so you have something to blame besides your self. Self clogs the works of your thinking, judgment and reason, which causes the subconscious to work detrimentally as intellect, not intelligence. When you let self rule from the pons of the medulla oblongata, you experience intense pain at the base of the skull and in your eyes.

When you uncover a mess in the subconscious, stand and reach out your arms to scoop up and lift, saying, "Here it is, Father. This is good. let the Light clean it up. Move in, Father, and take me, lift me, hold me." The Father moves in, a little at a time, only as much as you can bear. – Edna Lister, March 11, 1960.

The Light the Elect release today is a million-fold greater than in the beginning. Any physical requirements now simply need moving up in consciousness to release more Light. The first step is to declare, “This is good. I am Your good daughter.” Keep your self surrounded in Light. Go up in consciousness and stay there. Even germs are good. They are the teachers to the world. See what they prompt doctors and researchers to do. Whatever comes, say, “This is the best thing that ever happened to me.” When I fell and injured my ankle in Idaho, I lay in a heap at the side of the road and said, “This is the greatest thing that ever happened to me. This is God’s greatest miracle.”

You do not heal the body by dwelling on what is wrong. Train yourself constantly until you master resurrection and ascension, and all else will follow. You pamper self with fear, doubts and mental/emotional obstacles that keep you from achieving. To give up self in surrender to God is an instantaneous act, not a process. Emulate the prodigal son, who gave up everything, including his pride, and went home — you can do anything instantly when you love God enough. Your body constantly regenerates and replaces its cells to renew itself. God has given you this body, made in His image and likeness, so you can have faith in its potential immortality.

All the Father has is yours to use, yet you condition your idea of "all" with the words you use. Pandering to the little self creates obstacles. Be God-conscious, not body-conscious. The only building statements allowed are, "I am good and now getting better. This is good and is now getting better. This surely is good." You are God's good son/daughter now. Stand in the House of the Lord constantly, knowing and comprehending this. Slough the old limping physical and use your desire body. Declare, "Let this perfect desire body become visible now."

From the moment you consciously accept responsibility or declare a complete cleansing, then blame your subconscious for anything, law counts it as an excuse to the self. Excuses are always the result of indifference, laziness and desire to have God do it for you. People "suppose" God is failing them when they created it themselves. Kick the fear upstairs every time it comes up and pay no attention to it. How do you obey a law? You just do. Anything else is an excuse. This is the law. The subconscious mind, from the time you lift it, works from the head. If you sink into its detriments, it will clog the works of your thinking and judgment. If you leave the subconscious out on the porch while declaring a healing, you continue to think and act negatively.

The sinking subconscious causes intensely painful headaches at the base of the skull. If you continue to think negatively, you drop in consciousness to the land of Egypt and excuse the self by blaming another. The treatment for cleansing subconscious mind’s mess in the solar plexus is to stand and scoop up your arms, saying, "Here it is, Father. It is good. Cleanse it. Move in, Father. Please take me. Hold me. Fill me. Use me." The Father moves in as much as we can bear, a little at a time. The higher you climb, then drop, the more dangerous the potential kickback of misused Power as force becomes. The finale is the descent of your own Oversoul. Be and do while remaining high in consciousness always, or you misuse soul substance.

Before you teach this material on "This is good," make sure the class is all prayed-up and ready, otherwise they will park themselves on your coattails. When you give law, you must stand by for a billion years if necessary until your listeners can conquer and return. At night, Councils ask, "Where are they?" This is the significance of the Master’s parable about the sheep — ninety-nine were safe, but one was lost.

How can you be black and white at the same time? You are either blessing or cursing. You cannot feel good, speak the good and make foolish declarations. If you are good, and you are, then you are in the House of the Lord. God sent us to earth to learn to recreate a physical body, to reincorporate and reestablish life sparks to be indrawn into the desire body. As members of the Elect, you can be conquerors and champions, Crusaders of Light. You are indeed creators and can lend yourselves to recreate the good. Just declare it good and the rest shall follow of Light. Do all to feed and care for your body, but never use it as a crutch. Effectively, you can only declare everything good. You must work out your physical salvation, conquer self and ascend. It will be easy when you no longer recreate new negatives.

When the Elect insist on being animal-like creatures, saying, "I'm only human," they crush the fine gland-like parathalamus structures that are emerging in the brain. The parathalamus structures open under love every time you say, "I am a good daughter of God." When others expound on self, say, "This is good. Let's lift it," not, "Listen to me." Say, "This is good," before you answer a telephone, before you hear or listen to what the other party has to say. Do not be interested in the details of the mess. Declare everything good. Speak all things good. If you hear and see spiritually, check with me. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. You cannot hope to do in five years what I have done in twenty. I have used force on you only to hew you from your cement sarcophagus of self. You are free, but remember, you put yourself in bondage, not someone else.

Declare, "I am good and this is good." When you declare it good for purification, God's Light replaces the old with the new cells; He recreates it and returns the perfect recreation with your name and number on it. You ascend the subconscious mind, from the time you begin to lift it, to the head. It no longer rules from the solar plexus, but from the head. Yet unless you command your thinking, judgment and reason, it clogs them. The Light cannot go before you and prepare the way until you prepare the way for the Light. "This is good. I am your good daughter now. This thing today is the best thing. This is the greatest miracle ever to come to me. Everything is good." You do create your own way.

Spend time loving God and treating in prayer without fighting Him. You do not get a well body by asking why. Call it good. "As far as I have come, I am good. Father, please hold me, fill me." Go out at night and leave your body for Light to take care of it, and love God. The keynote to ascension is "This is good. Let there be Light." All the rest follows. When you must persuade yourself that this is good, you are in the mud. "I will arise and go to my Father's house and stay there." – Edna Lister, March 21, 1960.

Few of the Elect held through the year 100 percent. The average was about 65 percent for the year when they were up in consciousness above the masses, the ordinary, the unknowing. The masses have 100 percent in their degrees, at their level. The Elect’s average for the year would not have been this high unless, under prayer, pure contrition and sacrifice of self, we had periodically reached to 1000 percent of white-hot devotion. Otherwise, our average would have made a very poor showing.

On the Via Christa, 100 percent means to be as perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect. You may not compare yourself, your actions, words, thinking or feeling with any lesser degree despite that degree's lesser state of perfection. You lose all progress in such comparisons. Your comparative point is the Source, and until you demand this perfection of self, day and night, you are in danger. You must hold without knowing you are holding, but you are not holding when you are conscious of holding, or of having to hold. You are already in the mud.

To live at home, you would not go around saying, "Now I am home. Lord, keep me in my house." You are at home, living at home, being at home. You would not say, "I've left my leg out on the front porch," but that is what you are doing when you maintain your subconscious as a separate entity outside your Eternal Home. The subconscious is more a part of you than your legs. Where do you want it? Soul is drawn and quartered under such nonsense. If your leg gets dirty, you do not call on God to wash it. You cleanse it and make it pure and undefiled again, a part of the whole of your body. With your first statement, "I will be whole. I will lift self," the Light washes the self clean. If you look back afterward, the self is ruling. You can reach up and say, "Let more Light in. This is good." Only this is permissible under honor. – Edna Lister, March 22, 1960.

People who speak with an arrogant tone of voice have spent lifetimes being arrogant. Their desire to keep their vows of cleansing tone brings it to the surface. Ignore the tone and lift. If you expanded your aura enough in surrender of self, you would accept. When you stand in the Light, you cannot think of self, only of God, His Power, His glory. You can hold no thought of self, such as "Where am I" or "How great I am." With one thought of self, you are on the bottom. When you hold this point, you ascend instantly. – Edna Lister, March 22, 1960.

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." – Matthew 6:33. Righteousness is a state of grace, living by your highest ideas, living with the Christ. How much is your all? Man's least point of love for man is the highest point of his love for God. I AM loves you with God's love. This is good.

"Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him." – Matthew 5:25. All things work together for good to them that love God enough.

"What is that to thee? Follow thou me." – John 21:22. Just pay your own debts, not those of others. Let God lift their debts.

"Abstain from all appearance of evil." – 1 Thessalonians 5:22. For every idle word, you must give an accounting in the Day of Judgment. Idle words are an appearance of evil. Every word creates something. Before going to bed, sweep out your arms of Light to sweep in and bring back all idle words of the day, to be consumed by the heavenly fire and redeemed as soul substance for the coming morning.

"I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." – John 12:32. "If I am uplifted, I will lift all unto Thee." – Edna Lister, April 1, 1960.

All depends on holding. Nothing, no word, action or thought is more important than standing silently and holding undeviatingly in love. God puts no time limit on a soul's surrender, so you do not dare to imagine that you may. You have been laying God's foundation work, conscientiously. The only self that remains in your work for God is what you have missed or let self ignore. Declare everything is good, right here, right now. You dare not imagine that you may hold out a personal definition of the "not good."

Comprehension of the need to obey the law is your only security. The law is the law. "Maybe I handled this wrong but the law remains the same. Next time I'll handle it better." Doubting that God can use you for perfection is unbecoming. Therefore, this is why we say, "This is good," no matter how ugly. "I now see this as being good, in readiness for the next step higher." Consideration is the high point and keynote of all your daily expression as personality. – Edna Lister, April 7, 1960.

Firmly reprimand when necessary in disciplining a child, but never without the foundation and under-flowing current of love upholding it, fulfilling it. Only love can fulfill any law anytime, any place, for any reason whatever, for anyone. A reprimand without the fullness of love is a barren, sterile, unproductive thing. Results come not from forcing law on another, but from the love that enfolds, fills and lifts the one receiving the law. – Edna Lister, April 9, 1960.

You can love enough. Love has brought you this far, and it will take you the rest of the way. – Edna Lister, May 5, 1960.

The Father must place the burdens of the world on those whose shoulders are broad enough, for only those who are strong can carry the load or bear the gift upward, back to the altar. Great is the reward thereof. – Edna Lister, May 6, 1960.

I have always worked to get the Elect on track. I began to live the laws in earnest when I was twelve, because I felt it was just senseless to disobey. I received plenty of chastening and from many directions, because anybody who does anything is bound to blunder, and you learn through your mistakes. Nevertheless, I also saw that living by the law made my path more predictable because I was now following the Master's life as written in the Gospels.

"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." – Matthew 5:19. If you disobey law, and teach men so, you shall become the least in the kingdom. The tiniest conquering counts in the finale. The harder it is to bear, the greater the struggle, the greater the lifting of earth. The small efforts often count most. Just the small things you do for others and the world count much more than lifting your self. When you struggle, when you fervently say, "Oh God, please help me," devotion releases enough extra Power to lift darkness from earth. It is no little thing when you put all the prayers together, but very great.

Are you ready to be a challenge to evil? The Light in you is a challenge to the darkness in every mind and heart wherever you step. When you are lifted up in consciousness, you lift those around you in spite of themselves, and sometimes it forces them beyond their desire and comfort. They fuss when you disturb their peace, and almost hate you for it. Yet to save them alive you must disturb the somnambulant ones who just want to rest.

Speak softly, not nagging, but put a wedge of Light in when you feel you can. Always use the declaration, "I AM loves you into glorious divine activity." If you can get a wedge in, even if they blow up, it is better than nothing. Just do your best. You shall succeed, no matter what it looks like, so call Light on it. God will finish the vibration you start, but you must set the vibration for Him. The more conscious you are, the more relief you will feel.

To say, "I'll try" is just a complete acknowledgment you have done nothing and that everything is wrong. You are good, but do you think that with billions of years to go, you are the ultimate good? The Father's Light is on you. He has no intention of losing you. You cannot escape the Light. You could return to your place and pour out more love. Declare, "You are good. I AM loves you." Above all things, be firm.

Increase your holding power and endurance. Why do you always turn your antenna down instead of up to divine Mind? Go forth from here and interpret evil into Light. Declare that no evil that comes through a newspaper or broadcast can create more of itself. If they spew it out, they spew it out forever. Joyously acknowledge that you are using the same love that the Father pours on you. It flows through your hands. It speaks through your lips. How else can it be when you love with your mind, your body and your soul? Make a time daily to think, hold it and treasure this. What you treasure and use, the other fellow treasures and uses. Take time to remember and know that we are all possessed by the same love, all filled with the same glory. Let it fill you to overflowing and use you as it has never used you before.

Why are you afraid to let God be through you? I am not talking about this little self that thinks abortively, but the love that uses you greatly, magnificently, gloriously. God uses you. Why do you deny yourself to this power of love? Why do you hesitate to declare that you love as God loves? It is very stupid when so many miracles can come to pass. People need these miracles on earth. This is your heritage, so reconcile yourself to it. Reconstruct your lives into divine action and you will no longer be "trying" to succeed. You will become love, moving forth in the name of the Father. – Edna Lister, May 8, 1960.

Overlook the world's darkness, for the glory of heaven is yours right now. No one can give it to you from the outside, but you certainly do not need to let others take it from you. Just about the most foolish thing any rational soul can do is to let events and people, who do not know God, take one moment of our beloved Master's love, joy and vision from them. – Edna Lister, May 11, 1960.

Take advantage of the health of God, the strength of the Almighty and fill your body with it. It burns out the dross, releases the old, and replaces it with new life sparks. Step by step you will ascend when you take advantage of this Power and make it yours. Let it possess you to the fullness of graciousness and glory. The Power has always filled your Oversoul star. The more you call on it, the more vibrant it becomes with life, the more quickly it fills your star and the greater your star grows. Glorious rewards wait for this. Lift those around you, declaring, "This is good. I love you where you are." Put them on a cloud of Light. There is no such thing as waiting for forgiveness. "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." – John 21:22. When a man struggles and serves, "A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men." – Proverbs 18:16. When a man's gift is only that of arguing, it brings him before great arguers. If a man uses his gift as hate, it brings him to great hatreds. So, you have the Keys of the Kingdom in your hands. Use them on a high door of Light. – Edna Lister, May 12, 1960.

You are Christed in your high moments, when lifted in vibration during high prayer. The responsibility for holding those whom you have lifted into the Light is a matter of continuously forever, not just a deliberate once-a-day lifting, but a thousand-times-a-day whenever reminded of them. – Edna Lister, May 13, 1960.

Our responsibility, as servants of God, is to be joyful and crowned with His glory. When we pray, let us remember that we are part of an army marching back to God on the strength of prayer. – Edna Lister, May 15, 1960.

Your task is to make sure that God does not need to chasten you. Learn to reprimand yourself. Chastening yourself is a matter of moving up in consciousness and permitting no more nonsense. You have moved up in consciousness, above the world. The masses haul the darkness and curses with them. Use Light and change these into beautiful flowers on the Father's altars. Your expression of what you are is only as great as your desire, and it shall ever be so. The only realm you can open is one equal to the level of your desire. This is law. – Edna Lister, May 16, 1960.

Confusion causes youths to stage revolutions. Stand at the Source of all Light in imagination, and rotate your hands over their heads. – Edna Lister, May 16, 1960.

The struggle toward seeing and hearing must reach a certain high fervor to be complete. You see and hear on the inner exactly as much as your present fervor. Healing is a direct result of being able to move from a lesser vibration or a state of consciousness to a higher state of consciousness. Therefore, physical healing is more life, more power, and more substance moving into the body to inflate the atoms. You are as great as your fervent love of God. You see and hear at your present rate of vibration, ice to steam. To expand seeing and hearing is a matter of practice. You must want it. Each, on the climb upward, must open and accept the pearls of wisdom laid off on the descent, and forgotten because they were left above. We are being disciplined into our new role as elders. It awaits our seeing, our hearing. – Edna Lister, May 19, 1960.

God adds your credits to your talents, which you use to appreciate, apprehend and grow into the new glories of service to Him. As you ascend in a joyous abandon of spirit, keep your feet on the ground, solidly planted, working out your salvation in a balanced common sense way. Thus, you will be more satisfied and fulfilled.

Unconsciously you slip into old patterns. You can have the noblest thoughts running along the surface while the subconscious runs along on a subway of its own, entertaining its fears and even building pictures in imagination. This proves you can live on two levels at once. For example, a ship's captain remains in the pilot house, but must inspect the hold and the shipment periodically. He remains in charge at the bridge either by locking the wheel in place or by putting a good officer in charge. Lock the wheel of your ship to the love of God. The officer in charge is the faith of God doing the job while the captain is inspecting the ship's hold. – Edna Lister, May 20, 1960.

Faith reaches above the Holy Spirit, for you cannot have the Holy Spirit without faith. Through faith, you, as the Holy Breath in action, must inhale the seven great degrees of breath through the crown center. You also use four lower unconscious faith degrees of breath, which partake of the substance of all that is. Unless you have conscious faith, you cannot inhale the three higher degrees of breath through the crown. The three higher breaths are the Soul of God added to you. The four lower breaths are the Spirit of God.

"I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments." – Deuteronomy 5:9-10. God never sent us forth to lose the lines between us, inseparable and unbreakable save by utter blackness. He sent us forth without chance or gamble.

We have only one destination, where the River of Life flows through us and is set to flow home. The Overall would never chance loss of control of Itself. Therefore, lines of Light will take us all home eventually. God would not use force. He gave all souls freedom of choice about how they will come to Him. They return because they love home, some with conscious identity, knowing as God knows. The choice is free, and can be magnificent and divine.

Some are not yet able to see clearly what their choice of lifting will bring. When you say, "You shall be healed," they are healed as far as your prayer mold is concerned. However, if they rebel, they stop at the Gate and you must call them back to be surely healed. When you declare healing, you set up powers from the Source. God puts no time limit put on it, for He knows His Light must heal everything and everyone. A great breath of God takes a thousand years, but a 24-hour delay seems nearly endless to us.

You are not bound by time or static in space, but are becoming dynamically. Do not declare the evil ones healed, but declare, "God's Power moves through thee to destroy evil." A soul whom God has healed of blackness later may be one of the strongest in another age. Do not let your high vibration descend. Let your voice be from on high, with no tones of arrogance. You are exorcized of arrogance in a second when you declare, "I AM loves you. I AM loves me. I AM speaks through me." Then wait for God to put the words on your lips. One strong soul can thus keep darkness at bay. Light touches darkness and it becomes Light. Stand and call the names on your lines of responsibility. All the new servants of God and man shall hear, hearken, heed and obey. – Edna Lister, May 23, 1960.

You reach a fate line is when you come to the point of physical crisis and choose to move up in consciousness and conquer. Living on borrowed time is different. God extends your time here on a day-to-day basis that can last days, months or years. He extends borrowed time in several ways. On the negative side are the elderly who become crystallized in the body. They stubbornly refuse to budge from their selfishness and instead become burdens to themselves and to those about them. They borrow time against their store of soul credits, until they overdraft their account.

On the positive side, one or more persons can pray daily for the one on borrowed time. You can pray for release for a crystallized one to pass [one who is in a vegetative state]. Yet you put one who can still live a useful life on a cloud and give the lines of Light into the Father's hands. You can pray from the inner for loved ones. When you perfectly balance the daily o'ershadowing love and prayer from the inner with loving prayer on the outer, the one on borrowed time can have a daily miracle of life and health that can continue for years. The key is daily prayer. Lift. Lift. Lift. Love. Love. Love. Most of all, love well. Investing part of your soul substance in another is illegal. You have no right to do this. Investing soul substance to hold another is tantamount to possession. – Edna Lister, May 25, 1960.

When you stand as a universal mother, dwelling in and constantly releasing the love of God, you can see around and through anything. At times, the first glance is horrifying, but you must know what needs lifting to do the lifting with the ultimate in compassion. – Edna Lister, May 26, 1960.

When the unwashed or one with dirty physical habits disgusts you, do good to him. Whenever you lift your resentment toward such a person, Light can heal him as your resentment turns into compassion.

Never make a vow that can hurt another. "Jephthah vowed a vow unto the Lord and said, If Thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands, then whatsoever cometh forth from the doors of my house to meet me shall surely be the Lord's and I will offer it up for a burnt offering." – Judges 11:30-31. Jephthah's beloved daughter, his only child, was first to meet him, and died for his foolishness. You have no right to confess a vow unless that which you will save is greater than that which you tear down.

An open door that you have allowed to close is harder to reopen. The secret of the open door is joy and rejoicing. Without this, the fires of soul desire die. Use these statements: "This is good. I AM is working through me. I AM is changing me." Just "I AM loves —" multiplies your loaves and fishes. Open the vibration with love, praise, and prayer for others to build up to those statements. Give a cup of cold water to the thirsty world and your act opens the kingdom to you. To function perfectly in three phases of mind to become a perfect instrument of all the Power, keep your "I" whole, to serve the Father and mankind in all love, obedience, and joy. – Edna Lister, May 26, 1960.

You are innately able to understand agitators perfectly. They have been laggards in the past and the release of increasing Power is forcing them into divine activity against their personal will and desires. Naturally they blame God, the source of the Light, and His Elect for prodding. The Light itself is the great rebuke for selfishness, greed, and blindness among those who refuse to see their own responsibility in life or to God. You notblame them for their blindness, because the Light of God must shine through you into dark places to lift these children Home. The vibration of healing goes through them into the world, attracting those of like nature, then lifts and heals. Let them spew the ugliness, since it must be lifted to free and release their frozen gains. Take nothing they say personally. You are but an instrument of Light and your acceptance and lifting shall pay big dividends on the inner and on the outer. – Edna Lister, June 2, 1960.

You are an ambassador in bonds to the Supreme Father who always pays your bond, and never goes bankrupt. When you follow Christ, you earn your way, and the Father indemnifies your bond. The Councils accept no vows higher than a soul’s ability to fulfill them. The law is always impersonal. To be impersonal does not mean to be holier-than-thou, but that your vision of all that is becomes so great that no matter what you achieve here, it is but a fraction of what you may become. Your soul vision will be so great that you will have no time to compare anything on the outer. Whenever you are hurt or joyous, you are unconsciously comparing the low and high points, wondering how long it can last. The law is "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." – John 21:22. Put on the whole armor of God to lift, to ascend into Light.

To ignore a loved one is not the way of Christ. To blot out their ugliness or lacks, move them up, lift them to a cloud continent of Light to reach the ultimate joy of their own place. Ascend to the rim of the Source to kneel and pray in the Light, and Light will descend to cover their transgressions. When you become a bondsman for a soul on earth, they are bound to heaven above. When you relinquish something on the outer you attain something higher on the inner — grace and a loving heart, great enough to become a universal Mother for your loved ones. You are bondsmen for each other, and need lifting love to pay the bond for a loved one. You now have the greatest of laws and reasons to remain high in consciousness.

When children and loved ones need discipline, move up in consciousness into the Light first. Love God and your love for Him wipes out idle words as they leave your mouth. The Father's bond of love wipes out all the idle words you have spoken in my presence. You are a co-creator with God, responsible for creating on the outer as God does on the inner by gestating in praise, faith and love. It is a privilege. – Edna Lister, June 6, 1960.

The Father places the burden of lifting earth upon His beloved Elect, for they are the ones who can bear the burden, who do not seek escape but seek to conquer. That which has been the greatest crucifixion, becomes the greatest exaltation. You have finally ascended too high to have anything suck at your feet and pull you back to earth-linear consciousness. Until the soul on earth, by pushing up, reaches a point where the Father can put a platform below, the downward pull is a constant suction. Once this platform is placed, the soul is free to spread his wings and nothing of earth can drag him down to be soiled by earth. You must reach constructively into the past to pull loose the last of the lines still entangled into the mass of things. I might say "mess," for entangled lines create a huge mess in conflicting ideas. – Edna Lister, June 9, 1960.

All knowledge you gain through personal experience is kept in your own soul records. However, the River of Life is also impressed with the same experience vibrations. Thus, others may relate to your experiences intuitively. – Edna Lister, June 10, 1960.

You will find yourself speaking the Word with ever greater authority of love, not personal authority, but the authoritativeness that comes with loving God enough. The voice then holds a quality of assurance, a confidence that wraps itself around those to whom you speak, and lifts without ever holding a moralistic edge. – Edna Lister, June 10, 1960.

Many cults seek to prove the life everlasting — many search after truth. Once you know Jesus is the Christ and that God is the Father, it's all you need. You stop searching and begin studying. – Edna Lister, June 12, 1960.

To keep a secret, gather all information concerning it into a mother blue auric egg. {Mother blue is a bright, vibrant cobalt blue.} Again, reach out with your fingertips of Light and pull the idea and all its corollaries into the auric egg until it is time to release the secret. – Edna Lister, June 13, 1960.

We are gathered together for the purpose of pulling the weeds growing in God's garden of love. Your training must continue until complete awareness and comprehension take charge of your mental processes. I suggest surrendering self to the Light for an instant, then complete absorption in five minutes' work. Again surrender to the Light for an instant before you do the next thing. Any mental muddle is due to confusing your desire to do well with being considered great for doing so much and is a bid for praise. – Edna Lister, June 15, 1960.

Ascension of consciousness is the only way back to the Source, and all must ascend. You can go only two ways, up or down. Up is the way to God, but down includes the left and the right, the horizontal motion, which takes you out into worldly things, worldly ways, obstacles and delays. They all come from the horizontal position of consciousness. So, to stand upright is important and grows more important as the Armageddon progresses. – Edna Lister, June 17, 1960.

It is well to ascend and to use the I AM statements, but it is also well to be unconscious of acting and let the Power do the work. Being self-conscious is consciousness of self, whether you are climbing or descending. Be conscious only of being in the Light and that the Power is doing the work. – Edna Lister, June 17, 1960.

Incarnating is hard, especially for those who have spent several lives thinking they had conquered everything. When a soul leaves earth with even a taint of pride in action, growing to maturity later is always more difficult. You are in danger of thinking you know everything, which engenders rebellion against being told almost anything, because under the surface is the memory that you have already learned this. Yet to hear is not to learn or to become the thing. First, you must understand and be dedicated to applying the laws to yourself. Pride in knowing is a pitfall, which easily becomes a block that keeps you from practicing law day to day.

Not only must you know perfect law, but must excel in expressing it once you make up your mind to accept chastening for failure to apply law to what you are doing. It takes a long time to awaken neurons of awareness, but you are doing so. You have a life of freedom before you in which to learn and to conquer self. You begin to learn and conquer through expression. That is why souls have parents and Guards, to watch over them. You have the power of seeing the end from the beginning, and of knowing whether what comes as a reaction for an act of today will feel good when it returns to you. The secret of happiness is to make an extra payment on account for each act that will not make you happy. If I could wave a wand and show you how great a place God has in store for you, nothing would seem too hard for you to do to reach it. No crystal ball can show you what you desire to be, yet the only way to awaken the neurons and brain surface necessary to meet life is by study and practice. – Edna Lister, June 17, 1960.

You have been climbing up from the darkness of self through many centuries. While the rewards for soul conquering are magnificent, you must also hold onto what you have already conquered. At times, you have stood nearly alone, for each soul must be tested in the matters of responsibility, choice, honor, integrity, and loyalty.

Irresponsibility always impoverishes the soul; when you indulge it, you cheat yourself of great and glorious rewards. Unless someone pays the debt of honor and informs you when you ac irresponsibly, you will find yourself outside looking in. You cannot afford to fail in lifting earth. You are the hope of the world in no easy sense. God looks to you to lift racial strife and the world's leftover fascist and communist revenge ideas. You must act, but always under honor and responsibility.

Say, "Let me be aware so that I miss no detail again." Now say, "Lord, I believe. Help mine unbelief," and forget not that you forgot. This is your lesson and exaltation. Now stand where there is rebellion and lift your guilt and the guilt of your families. Speak the Word and believe. – Edna Lister, June 20, 1960.

You feel oddly unbalanced when you invest your life in your earthly loves — like the accountant who shut himself in the vault with the books every night, then couldn't understand why he awakened so tired the next morning. Some souls hold spiritual seeing and hearing at bay from a conviction that full soul faculties might interfere with their service or success in the outside business world. The balanced soul is able to handle both sides of life with facility, causing each to aid the other, keeping heavenly and worldly balance. – Edna Lister, June 24, 1960.

Life is full of your worst favorites — people, experiences, situations, and so on. Enjoy life to the fullest anyway. – Edna Lister, June 26, 1960.

Everyone has achieved in conquering self to some degree. Each has gone high on what he has been given, each is paying attention to law as far as learned, and this is very good. Yet, you must put more earnestness into it. Law is not a matter of part-time thinking or service. Law is forever the foundation on which everything rests and on which all progress is made. No progress is possible without obedience to law, not only the great principles, but also the small everyday things, especially your attitudes toward your fellow men. – Edna Lister, June 27, 1960.

Light functions from the center out in the twelve divisions, as does the sun in the center of the solar system. The Logos is the Word of God in action through the emanations. The Logos is God acting as you through the process of logic underpinning your thinking. Reason is a functioning of your mental faculties subordinate to logic. Logic o’ershadows reason, reaches out, gathers outer facts and fits them into place. Logic reflects absolute principle as the Word. Light and logic are first, at the top. You must listen with your brain cells. It is dual: Your brain cells are also the lenses that register two pictures, first in the brain cells themselves, then in your soul records. – Edna Lister, June 28, 1960.

Only through sacrifice of self, the complete searching for taints, complete surrender and compassion, chastisement of soul, can you hold this high point and move higher, for the soul may grow tainted. These taints are all smudges from past delinquencies. – Edna Lister, July 7, 1960.

Law encompasses separation and unity. The test of your love of God is not in unity, but in separation. – Edna Lister, July 10, 1960.

"I'll try" is an unconscious disbelief in freedom. "I'll try" admits and presupposes an obstacle, a condition not needed, a belief that something is stronger than you are. Your subconscious mind feeds on this and lulls your conscious mind into the idea that you can't do it so why try. Do not dwell on dreams. You have anchored yourself to the law, and dreams are just a warning to lift and treat.

Individual curiosity and divine speculation are different. Curiosity is often impertinent. For example, a nosy person may ask where someone else is on the path, which is none of his business — "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." – John 21:22. Plain curiosity is a death of mind and shrinks the consciousness, whereas divine speculation expands the consciousness. Divine speculation has no room for rationalization. Ponder the truth of God's mysteries without rationalizing them into nothing. God has given us reason to use in making a just appraisal of the facts. Call on honor to speculate and you will have protection. Prayer can set aside any destructive prediction. God destroys as little as possible. – Edna Lister, July 12, 1960.

One thing is sure, we shall all arrive eventually. We have all paid others' debts for as long as the law will allow, yet each soul remains responsible for paying his own. You are doing truly magnificent work and the glory is great, but you cannot afford to deviate from perfection. – Edna Lister, July 13, 1960.

Stand as one, knowing the law, rejoicing, glorifying our Father and ever seeking to comprehend greater law. Your delight in law, your abounding joy, doubles the strength of the cables of Light between you and the Source. – Edna Lister, July 15, 1960.

Glance at darkness just to lift the lines of Light to it, unless you want it to grow and turn and rend you. Remain high in consciousness. Politically, remain above partisanship and controversy. You may not pass out opinions and prejudices as law. Stop for a moment and think in terms of speculation. Say, "I read this … What do you think?" Let the other converse and eliminate it from his system. – Edna Lister, July 18, 1960.

Permit self to have no soft sofa cushions or beds, no laziness, no manner of slips. Catch and lift every pinpoint's worth of lukewarmness or neglect. – Edna Lister, July 20, 1960.

The Father grants soul knowledge and memory as high and as great as your present expectation can take you in Transfiguration. So it is important that you hold self in complete surrender of devotion and consecration to faithfulness and in dedication to be used by the Power. You cannot rise to the heights without a corresponding sacrifice of earthiness of all types and descriptions. Nor can you take "Why?", "I don't understand," or "I'll try," with you into heaven.

The Father speaks the Word for you and to you to raise your vibration for testing under high lights. Afterward, the right combination of lights is on you for the next period, which ends when you no longer respond to them vitally and quickly. Other tests come at other times, usually at night when the body is at rest, in repose. The better you do, the higher you may ascend.

Do not let love grow old to you. When outer joy in love ceases or becomes a burden, it grows dull and old. Keep your love, in all its aspects, high and ideal of vision. This includes your love for humanity as well as for your loved ones. Do not waste time on over-thinking about this matter. Just keep your love untarnished.

You are moving toward Transfiguration, which is but a step from where you see clearly and hear divinely. Check every step of the way, for this is the dangerous part of unfolding your soul faculties, the border where you tear aside the seventh veil of illusion. At this point, hold, stand, know and love. Know that nothing can go wrong or disturb you if you love enough. – Edna Lister, July 20, 1960.

The first chapter of Genesis describes six Days of Creation, six great ages when the gods sat and created the universal molds of creation. First, the Garden of Eden became visible, as the great Plan of Creation came into outer visibility. God rested after six days of planning. On the seventh day, His creations became visible. After you make prayer molds, wait for the seventh day of visibility. You spend six days asking, planning and holding, then comes the seventh day of manifestation. Remain alive, alert, and aware. Those who sit with their hands on their knees to contemplate their navel cause that center to whirl counterclockwise, which creates mental confusion and physical agitation and inflammation. – Edna Lister, July 21, 1960.

Love is firm when it is Godlike, but any other expression is selfish or sentimentalism.

Remain high in consciousness, for you have no excuse for sinking or dropping your lines of Light and responsibility. God has not put you in a comfortable position to lift the lines to evil. You are a channel to speak the Word for God. If you "can't stand" what comes to you for lifting, remember that it is not yours, but yours to lift. It is high time you stop thinking yourself into a hole, like the masses who have little or no common sense. They whine, "I'll try." The intelligentsia, who are so proud of their intellect, say "I think," while they repeat what someone else has said. Those who are of Light say, "I am. I can. I do. I become." They have no other answer. – Edna Lister, August 22, 1960.

The omnipotent live wire of God's glory holds you in times of stress. Speak the Word and declare, "I AM the praise of God. There is none beside. I AM incense, fragrant and sweet, burning up evil and ascending as sweet love to God." Every time you descend in consciousness, you add another veil of illusion over your soul's eyes. Every time you think, "I can't do this. This is too much for me. Why am I here?" you put a veil between your earth and heaven of perfection. Everything you lift is heavenly and returns as pure love and wisdom. Declare, "I AM become God's pure joy riding forth as praise, all glorious." Praise is the lifting Power.

The steps to the beautiful pure faith and devotion to God are: "Father, show me the way. What shall I do?" Paul said to rejoice in the Lord. "Oh Father, I see. I see the law. I see the Light. Father, I accept. I accept because I love You. Father, I become."

Take off your blinders. Self creates the veils of illusion that cause soul blindness. When you complain that you can't see, or that your vision is getting worse, you have turned from the Light to face the world's outer darkness. That is self. God's glories are ready to fall on the just and the unjust now. Remember whose you are and whom you serve. Why wallow in being undeserving? It's such an unpleasant place to be. – Edna Lister, August 23, 1960.

The bottom is easily achieved. One slip and there you are. When you conquer self completely, nothing limits what you can do or where you can go. When self is no more, you then have a peculiarly Godlike tenderness and understanding. To conquer where you are and to hold without forcing will bring to pass the next great step at the right time. Do all things to the honor of God. Give your whole life to the joy of God. Love fully each day without smugness of virtues sticking out, without self-thinking of doing. Being is the keynote. Be your soul-self, open for God's Power to use. – Edna Lister, August 31, 1960.

Christian lukewarmness is the greatest power evil can use. Release Power vitally with praise and fervency, or it is lukewarm. You must deliberately and consciously say, "Let it be ascended." You are closer to the point where you can translate universal vibration directly into action without self. Stand, and say, "This is good. I lift it. Use me. Let good go forth." This is the place of the highest seeing and hearing. When you "stop and think about it," self takes over. Your whole life's mission is to express God. As you continue ascending, you reach the Source. When you repudiate truth, you close your mental body lotus petals, and that causes confusion. You cannot afford to waver.

I AM THAT I AM is ancient and eternally young, yet forever I AM. God gives you the responsibility to become. When you have become the great law, you do not let self use excuses, aggrandizement, delays, dawdling or procrastination. You are then set apart in responsibility. You either honor your place or not, but your place does not honor you. The rewards are multiple, for the path on earth is rough and rigid. Many are the excuses applied, but progress depends on your burning desire and love for God. Love is the ruler. Love is the guard. Love is the substance. Love is the action. Love is the faith. Love is the beauty of God manifest. Love is deathless, ageless and abiding. Love is enough to rebuild all form hourly. Love enough causes a stream of unconquerable faith to move forth, and the conclusion is inevitable. Encircle all nations and erect barriers of love between them. – Edna Lister, September 8, 1960.

You can go forward with a sense of knowing, and this is the best way of living. You can reach the high point of never slipping, forever aware of everything you do, words, actions, especially thinking, emotions, also pictures and images. The most difficult point lies in the fact that you hearken to negatives before declaring the Light. The law is, Declare Light first. The main objective is to hold the high point, never sinking. It takes only one small picture in imagination, thought or emotion and you are at the bottom and must climb back instantly. Do not fail in this. Climb higher from any point on which you are. Climbing is better, even if you have slipped than to slip and not climb. One is gain and the other is loss. – Edna Lister, September 12, 1960.

Ascend in consciousness and remain there. You have no excuse for sinking without holding the lines. No comfortable methods exist, for God has no other way to lift evil. Lift the life sparks tainted by evil as smoke to the high altar. – Edna Lister, September 12, 1960.

Do not expect to just sit in the lap of love — arise and walk as a Pillar of Light. – Edna Lister, September 23, 1960.

The Father use you to release Light and Power from above. As it moves through you into the earth, it pushes up darkness, which you then lift so it may return it to you as fulfillment for every project. – Edna Lister, October 2, 1960.

The spoken Word is a vibration. Good words and declarations of good vibrate and concentrate extra Light and Power in your words. When another demands of you, give him something, at least more Light, but with the definite prayer that he shall not make demands again. The law is give to receive. – Edna Lister, October 3, 1960.

The only way darkness can get through Light is by someone's negativity. Hold to your vision and lift anything fogging it. Grant each the right to be in his class. It may be a low grade or displeasing to you, but each pleases God according to his efforts. Let God do His work without your condemnation, opinion or prejudice. You erect your own blocks of interference. Give the healing miracle to God. You may work so hard on a miracle that you squeeze it to death. Do not settle for working with limitations and negatives. When you lift the last limitation up and out by the love of God, you will draw all good things into your orbit of joy.

Permit self no belligerence, no defense of religion or politics. Leave it alone and let God do the work. This is good. Let there be Light. The law is perfect. The will of God is perfect. You have created your life by your words, blessing or curses. Law creates hour by hour after the pattern you set with your words. It must build, then gestate plans and fulfill them. As a creator god, you are to blame for your situation, for you have allowed the little self to rule. – Edna Lister, October 10, 1960.

The soul who has become tolerance never talks about it. Those who have only thought about being tolerant, talk about it. Those who hear about it, but just talk about it or think about it are not doers. However, such souls will soon begin to live the law. – Edna Lister, October 11, 1960.

Eliminate the idea of using patience. Patience is no virtue, but at worst a term of self-exaltation, or at best the by-product of peace within the soul. Move into your Oversoul star as poise, and the quiet, confidence and trust in the full Power of the Almighty shall meet that poise and redouble itself, expressing as perfect peace and patience. Peace is always satisfied with what is presented to it for lifting. Patience is then the comprehension encompassing the mothering love going forth with no thought of self. When you move up into poise, you lift the negative side of each virtue to become one with poise. You can synthesize everything in praise with Power moving forward to act. – Edna Lister, October 12, 1960.

Your understanding of what soul taints are is growing. Be sure to add the fatal words, "Why, I did not mean that," to your list of taints. These words signal repudiation, not acceptance of personal responsibility. The question is not, "What did he say I said?" but, "What did he think I said?" — you have no excuse to be ambiguous. You are always on duty, not six hours one day and two the next. You may no longer create from past habit patterns. Only you can erase them, and so it shall be. You must pull the taints embedded in the subconscious up by the roots, even if the roots bleed in the process.

If you love God enough, if your acceptance is complete, if your desire for cleansing burns as an eternal flame, not only enveloping and permeating you, but leading you upward and on along the Path of Perfection, then the Light, the substance of the living God fills the bleeding holes left in the subconscious. Then the subconscious is your holy and perfect servant, taking its rightful place. The little self drops away, leaving you free, selfless and filled with the ecstasy that can come only as you lift soul taints. – Edna Lister, October 14, 1960.

He who is of the truth knows the truth. – Edna Lister, November 30, 1960.

The Spirit of Christ creates no barriers between you and God's powers. What you do about prayer is what counts. You can't afford to give time to the petty self in any way when the big issue is earth's salvation. Too many of the Elect pray to be used, but when the test comes, they whine at the lash, and ask, "Why has this come to me?" instead of invoking the law they have been declaring. Go to God as simply as a child, and ask for glory to be given to your adversaries. – Edna Lister, December 4, 1960.

Make declarations before bed that you want to be conscious of what you do above at night. Say, "Let my brain cells be open so I can know what I do." Sometimes, to heal, you must bless the needy one out of disposition into position. Light consumes darkness, and in some cases it would consume all, leaving nothing. For balance in healing, you must hold the soul in need in position. Do not say, "In God's time," for all time is God's perfect time. Do not say you will not have the strength to do this at a certain time. It's never a moment too soon or too late for God.

Emotion a good thing if not overdone. It takes evil to release evil.

Compassion is the arms of the Father reaching to His children to say, "I know how you hurt. Look up. See my Light and the Glories I have waiting for you here. Just one step further, child. I’ll lift you, too. You take another while my love is absorbing you, the darkness, the love and the hurt and soon you shall feel my deep love moving through you. Joy, once more, begins to seep in and take over your heart. Come up, child, just a step further and another one. Each step makes your body lighter until you soon shall feel my arms upholding you." Compassion is the fragrance of God’s Love moving forth to entice, to comfort and to make another feel wanted and important. – Edna Lister, December 5, 1960.

You will always be students and aspirants with an ascending consciousness. You have no excuse for blindness or hesitancy in acceptance, although something may seem untrue or appears black. Say, "Let the Light shine. Unveil thyself," and it shall be so. You have no time for the foolishness of self. We are in the midst of the time of fulfillment, which sometimes means blow after blow too heavy to be borne, for a strong wind blows up dust. God is using us to cleanse earth, which must be lifted and purified, so always be ready for instant change. – Edna Lister, December 8, 1960.

From this hour forth you shall become the law you are already practicing, obedient in applying honor, loyalty, complete responsibility, discernment discretion, and discrimination, as a ladder to the higher inner and the practical outer operation of living. Your definitely lukewarm attitude toward the application of wisdom in your affairs has been blocking your vision.

Once you make the backward look of a just appraisal (not unrighteous judgment), you can apply the power of discernment, discrimination and love that causes perfect righteous judgment on the outside. The lesson for this is, "Lord, don't let me miss a detail today." Remain alive and alert. Set aside some time daily to review your affairs to see where you can apply a little extra effort to avoid meeting a block. You can avoid it by being aware. – Edna Lister, December 9, 1960.

When you vibrate with a certain law, you do not know it is a law — you have become it. Your mind knows it first, but it takes longer for your stomach to become acquainted. Every cell in your body must know this rebirth, and you never forget the flash and explosion of the illumination. Under the law of oneness and devotion, you come in to give, not to get. As part of a group gathered in devotion, you partake of Power that moves through each. Ritual enables you to climb Jacob's ladder, tying earth to heaven. If you refuse a law as your own, you cannot become that law. – Edna Lister, December 11, 1960.

A nonresistant Power is a conquering Power. The current carrying you home is too great and powerful now to resist. The pain and shaking you may experience is your misused Substance and Power returning to you as force. To coordinate misused Mind, Substance, and Power misused as force, raise your hands and say, "Father, let this force be held in a small sphere for me to lift." Lift your misused substance by filling a sphere at a time. – Edna Lister, December 12, 1960.

After you seek first the kingdom of heaven, really surrender, have everything covered, no longer slip but ascend higher under each blow, you finally reach the point where you do not have yes-or-no choice but five lines of possible choice open before you. You can do them one at a time. When you finish the first, you begin on the second, so you never slip into a rut.

Do not tinker with the Antichrist, which includes anyone who teaches fear of darkness. Place crosses of fire on the lips of all who prophesy evil, to heal them. See darkness only to be lifted. Idle words are Antichrist declarations, making you Antichrist in thinking, imagination and words. Do not search for false gods, but know that they exist, or you will not recognize them when you meet them. Keep your mind on God's perfection. – Edna Lister, December 15, 1960.

You need to be firm with the self whenever you grow lukewarm. When you ask why, you have crawled back under your skull. Stand, put your hands up, palms turned toward your ears, and spread them out to open your crown lotus petals. Instead of why, ask, "What do I use to lift and repair this?" A law in the Bible backs every episode of life. Finding them is how you conquer self and become a teacher. Use this method to study law: What law applies to this? What method do I use on this? What makes me want to know? Where does Light (Wisdom) come from? How do I gain the pure Light? Always apply logic, reason, discernment, discrimination and discretion, for you cannot properly analyze without them.

You must get ready for the golden silence long before you enter it. You should need no preparation to enter the golden silence for treating under prayer. You should need no preparation to express the golden silence. The golden silence is a high place in the universal vibration where you always have an altar open day and night for your personal use. To enter this high place and kneel at this altar, you must hold a high point of consciousness. You must know that the altar is there. Once known, you must hold this knowing state of consciousness constantly, never fluctuating. Do not come from the silence, but turn your attention from knowing the rapture of the silence to the joy of expressing the silence. The golden silence is a jealous mistress and brooks no rival. When self becomes the rival of the golden silence, the veil of illusion drops and the mistress hides her face. – Edna Lister, December 16, 1960.

Love, which is the basis of all desire, cannot be killed. Love considers no object unworthy of itself, for its one idea is to amalgamate everything. Nothing can resist the amalgamating power of love; it is all cohesion. This is the Light of love you should touch when you pray. If you are closed, it pours over you — you do not sense it, but it still envelops you. The Light of love is a substance as much as the air about us and the Word of God. All things are made of the substance of love. All things are gradations of love, whether we see them in shadow or sunlight. It is your choice. Where are you? Where are you, up, down or in between? Do not let your vibration betray you.

"I need rest" are illegal words. You can rest yourself to death. When you take a tea kettle off the burner, it stops boiling. Do not let self take you off the burner. Get hot under the collar about God, not about worldly things. When you put into prayer the energy you put into negativity, your prayers will be great. – Edna Lister, December 18, 1960.

Do not say "I feel low," but, "I've just had another shot of Power" to increase the Power vibration. The Light descends as a shot of love all the way to your subconscious basement to strike the heart of a dark taint.

No one can teach a law to or sit in judgment on one who has become law. If you can hate or resent criticism, you have not become law. Your ascension and soul growth are connected. You get somewhere by conquering on your enemies' criticism, but do not take it on yourself personally. Instead, say, "Here I am, Father. Cleanse me."

Study and ponder the Prayer of Melchizedek. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. – Psalm 110:4. The Master, who is the high priest of Melchizedek, gave me this positive form of the Lord's Prayer we use. As you study Melchizedek's Prayer, you will reap great rewards because you are beyond emotional swaddling clothes.

{The Prayer of Melchizedek: Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name. Thy Kingdom is come, Thy will is done on earth as it is in Heaven. Thou hast given us each day our daily bread. Thou hast forgiven us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors. Thou leadest us not into temptation, but deliverest us from all evil, for Thine is the Kingdom, and Thine is the Power, and Thine is the glory, forever and ever, Amen.}

Devote to prayer the time you used in the past for outlining with many words what could have been done in ten. There are only so many diseases. God knows them all. Do you need so much time for that? Do not analyze emotional states or waste so much time on your needs. You are all "do-it-yourselfers" now. You can finish what must be done. Charity begins at home. Remember, you praise miracles through, from the tiniest to the greatest, for every life spark of substance it takes must be praised to become lifelike and strong. Praise is the honey you feed to new substance before it becomes. – Edna Lister, December 19, 1960.

Watch the details. When you go lax in little ways, it leads to knowing nothing. Keep yourself alive. Everyone has a tendency to forget, but to overcome the possibility of senility, keep your mental body lotus petals and brain cells open. Pay attention to details. In the kitchen, make sure to put everything in the right place. Declare, "I am a rhythmic master of every detail of my life." Be awake. Among the greatest evils of the world are lukewarmness, indifference and idle words. A huge difference lies between taking the responsibility to sponsor another back to the Source and just a little prayer. You must be at attention always. Your potentials are of God, but you must choose when you will become, whose you are and how completely, devotionally surrendered your service will serve. Be responsible for yourself.

The circle of responsibility is comprehensive surrender of self, with no particle of your attention anywhere but on God first in worship and love. If you excuse the self, you drop from the circle of responsibility. Self-pity is always begging God to set responsibility aside so you can get by for nothing. If you are in trials by fire for life, it is due to this same lack of responsibility.

You can remake the physical body in less than a year. The portion of the body that needs metaphysical rebuilding must respond to your responsibility for self. Responsibility for your body temple is yours. Most say, "Father, I will set aside this little portion of my body and tinker with it." However, perfection is the only state God as Mind knows. He suffers earth's imperfection with grief. Change your thoughts, pictures, emotions and the body can do nothing but respond. You leaven your body with what you think you hide from the soul. You do not hide from the soul that you have excuses to be ill and weak. You just think you do. Grief of failure in missing the mark is greater than any other grief of earth. – Edna Lister, December 29, 1960.

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Conquering Self 1961

The demand in conquering self is attention to detail wherever you are. When you slip one iota's worth below your vows, a physical body reaction results. The laws of ascension require acceptance as to attitude and details. The greatest need in details is outer consideration for others, and love of God on the inner, for it is an absolute necessity in service. You must complete your initiations, and live up to your high words.

You may not deny choice, yours or another's. You have reached the point of progression or regression, after which you would recall less and less. Forgetting is a "little death." Your choice must be from the heart of the soul, carrying every cell with it. You may choose from the high place of conquering only.

The tragedy is that you have begun the vibration with the words. Your regression is instantaneous, for you speak your words with Power. You can release Power, but then you must take responsibility. You must live up to your high words.

The subconscious works out lies to perfection. When you did not want to go to a party, and said you felt unwell, your subconscious built up aches, pains and a fever. The main point is not disobedience to law and what you do to the subconscious, but that all illness comes from the subconscious. Do not lie to your subconscious.

Whenever you move from the fact that "This is good," complain about pain or think you need four extra hours of sleep, you lie to the subconscious. Never hold the idea that you must go to bed because you are ill.

Loose people and let them be free, and they will be free. You may not demand anything of your loved ones. You are the only stumbling block for your self. You may make demands of self only, never of another. – Edna Lister, January 1, 1961.

Spiritual seeing is a matter of focusing, so practice focusing your eyes. Use them. What you think about your eyes affects them. Declare, "These eyes are the eyes of the living God, made to see with – all Light, strength and vision. These eyes are the strongest organs of this body." As you say this about your body, you are one with God and sending out courage, strength, steadfastness and original Power. You are then one with the Power. You have eyes with which to see. Use no "buts" about anything. "What's the use" you ask when you sign a statement with a "but." You would not tolerate this from children, yet you do this yourselves.

A woman came to me about her health problems. After praying with her, she complained about how she felt. I explained that she was creating a vacuum! As Aristotle said, "Nature abhors a vacuum," so you must put something into what you do or study, to get anything from it. I taught the woman how to speak the Word to cleanse her fear and to fill the resulting vacuums with love. Love God and appreciate everything in your life. Everything moves in cycles and swirls. We have started countless billions of swirls all over the world with our rotary movement of hands to bring vibrations into harmony and to ease tension.

"When he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound." – Revelation 8:1-6.

When someone on the outer shouts at you, it represents the "voices, thunderings and lightning" of the great abyss that everyone must cross. It takes all that to break through the crusts of self you have created. We have crossed abysses, so time has been shortened, collapsed. The whole universe is being collapsed because we are going home. We are almost finished. We may fly, yet cannot make the ends meet as time.

When you undertake a great project here, your Guards stand by, so you must not complain. When I injured my ankle, I asked that evil be healed. I could not ask that my ankle be healed then because I knew that the terrible force of evil had to be lifted, and I had volunteered. When you do not come through, or when you say, "Relieve me of this burden," your Sponsors lay down their robes in sacrifice for your failure. Too many take the need to lift force on in high vows, then get tired and weep. You punish your Guards with this behavior, for they can do nothing by suffer for you. The way to lift is to love God. Ask for more love and joy to give, to express. Declare, "Use this body as joy to give to the world." Martyrdom is simply the dregs of self to be lifted. To pray right, you must be in joy. Say, "Fill me with the joy of loving You, God." You already have the strength and courage, so you do not need to ask for them. We are going at a faster pace than ever. "Father, please give me the joy of service so that I may go twice as fast." They redouble Power and you can do twice as much in half the time.

If you find that you are taking the self into the silence, stop. Self is the only disease on earth. Write God a letter, tell Him all your troubles, then mail it with a match. When you wipe out self, the Power moving through you will be perfect as you release it. You'll be filled with joy and famous for your strength and courage. Do you want to be famous for your joy or martyrdom? You cannot pass with "buts." The Councils promote none until all have earned it through obedience to the least of the laws, including idle words and attention to details. "If ye break the least of these laws, ye have broken them all."

Perfect obedience to law brings perfect freedom of soul. My mother, Clara Lister, said, "I rejoice that I have found freedom and safety in my madness — freedom from loneliness and safety from being understood, for those who 'understand' us enslave something in us." You have freedom of choice and need not create more confusion in your own life. A "but I hurt" opens every chink in your armor of Light the wrong way, because you have reached the place of responsibility, and must do it in the right way.

You shall not dash your foot on stones of idle words or criticism; this is the law of perfection. You shall declare all good and only good. You shall not be "dead of sin," which is a little death. You are free and no longer a slave to your little self. The only slavery is to the little self. The goal is to be as perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect. You do not "get by" with any misuse of the physical. – Edna Lister, January 6, 1961.

Twelfth Night has always been our greatest feast night. We are allowed to bring in anything we want lifted and to know that it is lifted. To prepare yourself, read 1 John 5, Ephesians 6 and 1 Corinthians 13. "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak." – Ephesians 6:18-20. The saints often have a checkered past, but someone must declare them saints, no matter what they look like! The Gospel is God's Word, and the mystery of the gospel in action is being an ambassador in bonds.

Lent is the period set for the joyous sacrifice of self to free the soul. From Ash Wednesday, count back forty days and that sets the date your soul inventory begins. Twelfth Night releases the Power that prepares you for inventory. Our goal and aim are to be as perfect as our Father in Heaven is perfect. Lent is the period for complete giving up of self and all taints of self you uncover in your inventory. Twelfth Night sets the world's vibration for conquering, to shatter and collapse all illness, and to accelerate universal activity causing peripheral life sparks to quicken sometimes violently. This year's revving up is greater than in all past ages, for time must be accelerated and evil conquered. This is God's only way of accelerating all life sparks, to wind the celestial clock, hence greater Power is released.

You may be stirred to your foundation during the week following Twelfth Night, so do not be surprised. The challenge this year is flu, which has affected me and many other people more greatly than ever. You do not "get by" with any misuse of the physical. I am declaring this illness as a cleansing, and one day I shall walk in a mental body. As I serve God, I know that whatever I must take or go through, my confidence is in God. I know that whatever I face, I can ascend and overcome it within two hours. Times ticks off faster because of the release of greater Power. Time is collapsing. We are proceeding at a much faster rate than ten years ago. Prayer is a thousandfold more efficacious and is accomplishing ten times more. Ten minutes equals ten former days. – Edna Lister, January 12, 1961.

You can choose to ascend speedily or slowly — ascend speedily, now. There is no more time to waste. The laggards pounded the doors for illumination. Some came through and the rest dropped back. You must push through until time collapses for you! Know that it is only darkness or evil that is collapsing. When time collapses for you, you cleanse all taints. You comprehend Law. Evil is being scrubbed from the very cells of earth. From every tidal wave to every tree that falls in a wood, time is collapsing. You are not collapsing pillars. Only dark ones can collapse, and evil can only fall. Truth stands the test of time. Evil and lies fall of their own weight.

The laws of the abyss are the hardest to comprehend and to hold. You can accept only what you comprehend as law. As He planned a great Day of Creation, God knew we had to have altars upon which we put the clothes of memory, the robes of soul, places where we would have to sink into darkness to test for fear. Thus, He created four abysses from the highest Source downward. The creator gods must return as the Elect and be strengthened again to prove their ability. The testing and temptations measured the descent, just as they mark the ascent.

Some souls are still without a lick of sense, and don't know when they enter darkness or that there is evil! Know that all that comes is good. Nothing that can come to you is too hard or takes too long to lift. For if it comes to you, it comes because God has no one else to lift it. Then you know it and become it, but do not pay attention to it as far as the physical body is concerned. What difference does it make, how hard it is? You are the conqueror and can always last one day longer. "What is that to thee? Follow thou me," for whatever comes, comes for you to release the Power-as-Light to lift. You are the law when you lift.

This is what I mean in comprehending the laws of the abyss. The laws of the Great Abyss include all laws of lesser abysses. An abyss lies between earth and the limit of the solar system, for example. [An abyss is a field of electromagnetic disruption that marks the boundary between different sectors in time and space. To cross all abysses would take you to the Source of All Sources.]

On the outside, crossing an abyss is always something you run from. You are the responsible one in your place. You are supposed to engineer the solution, entice acceptance of it and kick it in the rear with Light. Having done all, you are to stand and know until you have conquered whatever it is. Make a stand and say, "You've done this enough. Let's have no more." Do it sweetly, firmly, and finally. Say, "I love you more than anything in life, but stop this!" You are not supposed to shout at anyone or demand "You've got to." Love them more until you can conquer and finally love them enough, but not to be soft. Don't be a martyr — men leave home rather than living with the tears and self-pity.

I told one woman to use a potato masher on her husband if she must, but never to pout or frown. You are not his problem, so don't let him be your problem! Go to God! Don't "hear" the raised voice. Put balls of cottony Light in your ears, ask, "What did you say?" If you say this twice, it is usually enough. Ask him what happened to make his day so difficult, and lift his answer, even if he blames you for it. You have no right to criticize anyone unless you can then stand and take it yourself. You never weep. Always screen your reaction by comparison to the Master on the Mount of Transfiguration. "Darling, I didn't hear you." Get a megaphone, give it to the shouter, saying, "Use this darling. You're straining your voice."

You are required to live in every situation and to call it good. Where you stand is where you are supposed to be. Accept responsibility for the place you occupy. It is your conquering point. If you don't like it, take the material you have and love enough. Start now to recreate it here and now, to make it more beautiful. Love enough will cause you not to pout and will give you comprehension of law. Everyone who scratches you on contact is sent to polish a facet of your 144 virtues. All the Father asks of you is to be a purveyor of Power, a catalyst, a mediator which draws disparate elements together as one. Love is the catalyst that causes no blow out. When you find someone who is determined to go off like a bomb, ask the Father to fill him with Light and glory. Stand and look at him as though you were the Master. As you wonder what makes him tick, he will squirm!

These are your trials by fire as you cross the Great Abyss, which is compounded of all lesser abysses. You are not kept from the First Source, but you must still pass the Abyss to lose all taints. You cannot go to the Source and remain until You cleanse all taints. Law is your life preserver of Light in the great Crossing. We are all going through the Great Crossing now.

Each is paying his debts according to his ability to see and hear. The first seeing among those of lesser intelligence is fault-finding in others. They "see" evil in you because you mirror the Light for them to see themselves. Be glad they use you as a mirror. You can see it, too, but do not take it on! Let others stew in their own juice. When someone hands you negativity, say, "I love you and think this is wonderful." If you take on something that gets you down until you whine, your Guards take it up on the inner. If one of your Guards has incarnated in the last thousand years, he may have some resentment, and must enter deep Retreat because you did not take responsibility for what you have earned.

The power of spiritual seeing and hearing and knowing that you hear and see is glorious, marvelous. Law is a vibration that you translate into thoughts, words and acts. What would you like the year's vibration to bring forth? You need 100 percent, not 90 percent miracles. You need a new position, new body. God says it can be done. You cannot do this while dragging your tail feathers. The only way to go home is never to miss a detail. Do the details right now rather than leave them as something to remember. Take the time to ascend. Accept your responsibility not to miss an opportunity for greater giving and lifting.

Your UNIVAC [an early generation mainframe computer] is your brain. You pack it with the information you gained from all your past lives, everything from this life, and still you never fill it. Call for Light to illumine the right area of the brain surface that registered the law you need and get the answer. Prayer of responsibility does this for you. Each day is the greatest day you have ever lived in release of Power for yourself and for everyone near you. – Edna Lister, January 12, 1961.

You shall know your laws and your "own." There is no greater joy than having done all to stand as an ambassador of Light and a bondsman. Say to your loved ones, "Go forth armored in Light and the glory of God." No one can set this aside. Declare, "This one thing I do, forever giving in to the consuming fire that which is behind, releasing Power for the Christed Age, new ideas, new vision and new joys," and you shall not have room to receive. Know from everlasting to everlasting that no one is greater in the kingdom than the one who says, "Lord, here am I. Use me."

When darkness comes, say, "Be thou healed. Let this crust of darkness fall from ye. Ye are Light." Say it mentally, in silence. It is not offensive, for the will of God works in the golden silence. This is the pure Holy Spirit moving through you and your affairs.

Indulge no food-rest-fetish complex about Neophyte Vows. Each has its place and none should replace worship — to place any of these first is to worship it. When you cannot fulfill a Neophyte Vow because of life's interference, call upon more Light of God to fulfill. Live in the golden bowl as your "headquarters of life." Live from there, not through the body. When food, as a diet fetish or a gourmet, takes first place, it is your worship. Take care of your Neophyte laws, but do not let this be a blanket over you; do what you must. Because you have dedicated your life to God, you are a nazir, one who has promised, a vowed soul. Serve in your room of Light, from the golden bowl consciousness. You have no past of any kind. Do not recreate it in words, thoughts or emotions. It is finished. Light, life and activity shall fulfill all vacant places of the past. – Edna Lister, January 12, 1961.

All idle words, anything besides Wisdom, Love, and Compassion are your anchors. Speak no words of anything past, for it only recreates the past. You would not curse each other consciously, so why use idle words? At this point, no excuse is possible for failure to live the laws of love. Disposition must move back to position and self be wiped out. Be an ensample of glory to transform the world to follow our Father in heaven. Think not to live in darkness for even one moment — move back into the Light speedily.

Make no demands of another, but live by the Light. Speak gently without rancor, irritation or demands, to help another become perfect. Use no brash words or demands, or the credits you receive for great prayers and words must be used to cover such transgressions, such deviations of law. You know when your words deviate from law for you have been given law and the knowledge thereof. Apply it, use it and let perfection manifest in Jesus' name. – Edna Lister, January 15, 1961.

When you backslide the least bit, you will soon think, "Why is this happening to me? Why does this come to me?" This reveals a doubt and a fear. Fear is a definite soul-dread of the law, a hangover fear of law because you unconsciously know the law will strike back. When you become frustrated, you think, "Now the axe will fall." You have reached a definite finale in initiation and have completed a path. – Edna Lister, January 22, 1961.

You must rid yourself of a very deeply buried obstruction in your conscious and unconscious attitudes, thinking that pain has dulled your brain cells. Self's main statement is, "I can't think because I have so much pain." That is self's statement, not God's. It is a lie. The truth is pure laziness, hoping to skim through on credits, and that someone will do it for you. You must work at conquering in 24-hour shifts. No one else can do it for you.

When you allow your subconscious mind and the debts you owe God to rule you, it takes more guts than you evidently have to conquer it. Anything can be conquered where there is desire to conquer. Conquering must be worked in 24-hour shifts. No one can do this for you. The law will initiate you each time, again and again. You are still seeking a way out until you lift immediately. Declare, "This is the Day the Lord hath made and I shall be free. I shall not miss a detail. I shall have all brain cells awake and alive every minute of this day." Use this with your I AM statements, or you will fall below the skull and bump the ceiling in prayer.

Your responsibility is always increasing. As the Power comes through, the heat of your desire should increase. It is not good enough if God comes second to your needs. He must come first. When you are lax in watchfulness and attention to details, the body reacts. For example, headaches never strike unless you have closed the mental body lotus petals and sunk beneath your skull. Your brain cells cannot then stand the high Power. The battle begins — one always staged by self, which you have fought repeatedly. It is unthinkable that you should choose this.

When you remain up where the glory is, obedient to law, you have no need for a pain-reminder. Sometime, here or in another lifetime, you will conquer it. Delay in the Plan of Ascension causes pain, for when the Shekinah glory is pouring through, only perfection can exist. All will be perfect when your surrender is complete. You can do a thousand things one at a time, but not one thing while robbing another. I cannot impress it on you enough. Study responsibility, what it is, what it covers, what it means. It is a large subject. – Edna Lister, January 23, 1961.

Some whom I have undertaken to lift have made it, yet many found their "but," their point of repudiation, and left. Always, others could and did assume the personal responsibility that accompanies ascension. When I find someone blundering, I ask, "What is the law on that?" The Father tells me to let him go when someone attempts to put a burden on me too great to bear. I must loose them and let them quit. Everyone is in the hardest place the Father can put him to learn his lessons.

You can do a thousand things at a time, but not if one thing is robbing another. When you can think in split-thoughts — half your consciousness on your task and half on another's — you are robbing time. Put all of you into everything you do about the one task. A thousand pictures and plans are on parade mentally while you are working. Turn it off and do the task at hand. Everyone is in the hardest place the Council can put him to learn his lessons. Do one thing at a time. "This one thing I do now."

When you use compassion, you are not thinking of self. Compassion is the love of God going forth. When you use what you think is compassion, and it returns as less, you are not using compassion. There are no problems in the world, just people inadequate to handle the situation. Stand! For you never know when you are the one to hold earth and all creation for the Father. You could stand all the time in heaven — a part of you can kneel before the Throne seeing God, His Face, serving Him while working here. The purpose of the subconscious is to take care of outer details. Do not clog your brain cells with details; train your subconscious to handle them.

No barren time of waiting exists out here, only varying degrees of busy-ness in your use of time. In all things, "wait upon the Lord." A good waiter is keen, alive, alert and always paying attention here and now. Use time for something other than worrying about tomorrow. Wait upon the Lord for the law to act on you. Soul consciousness is applying and administering law and God as principle here and now. – Edna Lister, January 25, 1961.

You eliminate fear through initiations, and ascend on complete surrender, total selflessness, confidence in and comprehension of God. The initiate who wins through enters a whirling shaft of Light that ascends him to another whirling shaft of purifying, consuming fire, which sends him onward, cleansed forever of fear and doubt once he accomplishes the initiation. Of course, if you fall back to earth, you must take the initiation again. You must reclimb the stairs whenever you fall to the bottom.

Every cigarette you light is another line that anchors you to earth. Have no guilt about smoking, but no self-indulgence either. Never use them unconsciously. The law is the law. Bless every cigarette and pray harder — one day you will forget the habit.

When you ascend under a high sacrifice of self, you may choose the way you will go. This is law. The first choice is to hold to that high point of contemplation, which is full illumination, and hold despite everything, the world, the flesh and the devil. The other choice is to want credit for this saintly sacrifice of self to do one's clear and only possible duty — to demand credit for it and so sink into the morass and quicksand of self-pity, frustration and that hopeless attitude of "What's the use? It isn't my fault. They can't blame me for doing it. I'm hindered because...."

When you make such a high sacrifice, you are invited to choose and step onto the pathway of the creator gods. To forget self is the path of destiny. To desire credit, even slightly, with even a tinge of self, you fall back into the abyss where the path of fate travels. – Edna Lister, January 29, 1961.

A study method for a new student: This study method is the fundamental way to learn principle and its practical application through personal laws you unfold for yourself, and to let law work in your daily life. Of course, it is a study of the Bible, our source is the King James Version, and time — your time. Take each episode from the four Gospels, one story at a time, and read it in all four, if it is there. Some stories run through the four, some through two or three, and some you find in only one book.

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, by Levi H. Dowling, is the history of Jesus from his birth to the Ascension. It is an inspired record, written under the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. It explains each parable and gives a more in-depth background to Jesus' teachings. So, study comparatively, using what it says about the few verses in the Gospels. It enlarges on and gives law to go with the Gospel.

At the same time, use Psalm 119, which is also outlined under the 22 Hebrew letters. Ponder the statements of law found in each section, and seek to comprehend what the laws can mean to you. Each section of Psalm 119 has eight verses symbolizing Power. Each night, read one section to go with the same section in The Aquarian Gospel, and know that Light is being released through you to enliven your affairs and create energy in your whole life. – Edna Lister, January 29, 1961.

The stronger the Light, Power, and Substance of love using you, the more darkness is loosed to come to the surface of earth as a planet, through the nations, and also from your most loved ones. Be prepared to lift such disturbances quickly. Be aware, however, of tuning in on any manner of darkness for even an instant. Light cannot protect willful disobedience to this law of declaring everything good. – Edna Lister, February 10, 1961.

Your Oversoul storage star has been filled to overflowing with creative substance for a new body and affairs, with Power and love to fulfill the law of your desires, according to the time you have apportioned to give God, the Father. If you have been faithful, your ability to live on all three levels of your life — appetitive soul, rational soul and Oversoul — opens fully and is yours. Thus, you have a new line of Light direct to the Holy Supreme Source. What you do with it depends on you — how you exercise it, how much time you take to peer through the golden Light. – Edna Lister, March 19, 1961.

To principle has been given the power to become. To substance has been given the power to become. To the soul has been given the power of direction and control. That is the mystery of creation. Ponder on the above during the forty days of Ascension [Easter to Ascension Day]. Substance is the Holy Breath. All the Power of heaven is pouring through us in these days of Ascension. What is your next vision? Walk earth as a creator god for the next forty days. Will you dare to walk as a creator and release full Power? – Edna Lister, March 30, 1961.

The work at this Ascension time is to lift, lift, lift. Also, use these statements after prayers and decrees — "My Father worketh hitherto. My Father, He doeth all the work now. I thank You. I thank You. I thank You, for I have nothing to do except thank and rejoice that my Father worketh hitherto," which means my Father is doing all the work." – Edna Lister, May 7, 1961.

An initiation consists in an illumination or a vision to achieve a higher goal, praying and recognition of the law and what you still need to surrender. A new vision demands that you throw out more ballast of self so you can go higher, then vow to practice the new law. After a time allowed to free yourself, you think, "Now I've got it. I'll never do that again." Then the test to prove your vow comes. If you find yourself eating your words, it is a sign that you have not quite got it yet.

After falling flat on your face and telling God how mean He is, get up and go on. You strike out again and face the three temptations on the misuse of Substance, Mind, and Power in very subtle ways. All your petty demonstrations of "I will" and "I won't," and every boast you have ever made confronts you, because you are scraping clean all your taints of the past.

An examination before an altar follows the temptation. A cowled figure questions you searchingly. If you waver from the depth of your heart's devotion, a flame rises on the altar, its color reflecting the area in question. Mental service alone gets you to the questioning. If you give just lip service, no flame arises and the verdict is that you lack the credits to redeem robes and crown, but must send up more love substance. If you love God enough, it causes the flames to rise and the Council advances you on credit. That's why initiations take so long to complete: If you gain 70 percent of the credits, you may advance that far, but must make up the remaining credits in further initiation along the same lines.

If the embodied soul on earth accepts whatever is given with full and complete surrender, fulfilling the vows she and her Great Guard have made, both of them move up as one. If a soul says, "yes," and moves toward putting the new law into practice, she frees her Great Guard from ages-old vows which he had to fulfill to go forward and onward to redeem his robes and crown. Sometimes a Great Guard will make sacrifice by not redeeming his robes and crown so that he may bring his loved one higher. He continues in his ascension work with his brothers, wearing his "old clothes," while making this sacrificial gift before the Crown.

You are now picking up the credits that were advanced to you. Once you lift these taints of self, you will have less chance of slipping from exaltation of soul. As long as a soul is indebted to law, he has a drag anchor. If it strikes a rock, it knocks the embodied soul flat for a time. With no drag anchor of debt, life's challenges have no way to pull you down. If you have an inclination to be pulled, stand facing East, raise your hands and declare that love goes forth and melts the anchor. You need declare nothing more specific than that for your Guards will direct the love to whatever the anchor is, acts, words from individuals, hardness of heart, criticism or condemnation, use of the lash. Whatever it may be, they will direct power of love on it and nothing can withstand the full Power of God's Almighty love! – Edna Lister, May 27, 1961.

Cells, organs and endocrine glands outside the golden bowl can be healed by the Word the healer speaks, and the Councils, under whose development the healed one came forth, can name and number the new life sparks to form new cellular tissue. However, the point may come when you cannot just speak the Word for healing from the outside, to declare the individual is healed, and witness the return to health. Speaking the Word can restore the golden bowl only with the consent of the soul in need of healing. In order to gain his consent, the healer must lift, pray, hold and declare for the healing, for the open eyes, open ears, the surrender to God the Father. – Edna Lister, May 27, 1961.

Do not look back. Do not destroy what you have done by indulging in negative and vain talk about the past. God has recorded everything you have recreated. At times you wash a page almost clean and He wipes it from the records. Then you fill the page again. That steadfast constancy, which you exercise in every other department of life, would be well-applied to keeping these pages clean. The Father knows all about your tribulation, yet if you are not informing Him, who is there to inform on the outside?

Nothing you do can change your destiny. You are ascending, going onward, and shall fulfill all your plans. The time depends on you and your conquering. It is time to polish these taints. Reach out with arms of Light and gather in the past. Let it be consumed in the present glory. Your spoken Word would stand fast if you praised enough. Fervent praise brings God's beauties and glories to pass instantly and completely. From this hour forth, conquer and use every moment of conquering to accelerate time to bring to pass the glories, beauties and wonders for you sooner.

Hold fast and do not spoil your creations by letting a sword of darkness make your prayer mold leak. As always you have but one way to go — up, for you are on God's side, the winning side. Let it be so, fully and completely now. You have but one way to conquer — never to allow yourself to think of the past or to pity the self. When you expand to see what your love, conquering, courage, and fortitude are doing for earth, you would always be in glory. Glorify the Father, and all Power works through you. Exalt the Father and He will fill the voids you create with Light and glory. There is no loss in Mind, no loss of Substance, no loss of true Power. – Edna Lister, May 30, 1961.

True love is the only integrative power that can establish your identity with God. Prayer holds your identity, your oneness with God. If enough Elect pray as creators to work out God's ideas in love, they save the world from crisis. Let us establish our personal identity with God to lift the whole world. The Power released now, as compared with Jesus' time, is like contrasting a jet plane with a camel, it is that much greater. – Edna Lister, June 4, 1961.

You can release more power of love through soul fervor than through three hours of meditating on self. The Light has awakened and expanded our parathalamus gland-like structures for seeing and hearing as much as possible from the outside, but we must do the rest from the inside. Any negativity in our delicate parathalamus structures is from a sense of guilt, frustration and dullness. If God has worked with the little we have done to check our failures and hold, how much greater is that ability now? – Edna Lister, June 5, 1961.

Worldwide political conflict and chaos mean that prophecy is being fulfilled. Every delay in the Cold War means warmongers have less power and God has more time. Communist factions are agitating racial and economic questions everywhere while they fight among themselves to become the chief communist faction in the world. Ethnic and religious factions are also fighting each other, which is why no one wins.

Wars and rumors of wars are fulfilling prophecies. Many prophecies are almost fulfilled. The "bride going to the bridegroom" means that Love is ascending into Wisdom's vibration. The religion of the First and Only Begotten Son of God will absorb other religions. When the atheists, communists, and fascists realized that they could not rule the world without religion, they turned to religion. They are funding groups that espouse humanitarian works and ideals, but with the purpose of eliminating God from the good works. Declare that the heart of peace movements cannot be fooled or turned by soft words. The worship of One God will live forever. We are on God's side; He has never failed in any age. He waits just so long then cuts off the power that evil subverts.

As a nation, we want to be left alone. We don't want to control other nations. We stand in honor, yet we are our brothers' keepers. Ten thousand vibrations impinge on us right now. We don't just hear voices over radio and TV. The vibration of every voice circle the world, so we must watch our words and tones of voice so that only harmony, not disharmony goes forth. Sensitive individuals are either lifted or flattened by propaganda. Prayer is propaganda. What propaganda do you broadcast? The state of the world and the lifting of war depends on those who can stand up and say, "This is good." Love is lifting it higher. When you pray in love, then you are the kind of person for whom God can answer prayer. – Edna Lister, June 6, 1961.

Keep holding everyone up in the Light. You need to receive protective Light through the good Words that others speak. It increases the repulsion strength in your auric sheath. Stand until you love enough, for love is a fire that melts away the sheath, giving you the lightness to ascend. Giving more love is the only way to increase the Light from above. Firm compassionate love, glowing and energetic, demonstrates this.

If you call someone back from death's door unwarranted, when everything is ready to receive them above, you not only pay all their debts contracted from that time to their transition, no matter how long that time may be, you also owe them the time stolen from them through forcing them to live on earth when they might have been advancing, studying and learning over there. Everything turns in cycles and they cannot leave until the next cycle rolls around.

Under this law of force, you may also make demands, although unconscious, upon Guards who are appointed to protect and care for the soul held on earth. You owe a debt of time and service to the Guards, and what do you use for payment? How do you pay debts caused by lack of taking on personal responsibility? Doctors work under the rules of the Adept Degree. They pay the same debt, the only difference is in degree and kind. Some gain further understanding though research, others gain insight through intuition and, in rare cases, through spiritual illumination. – Edna Lister, June 9, 1961.

You are ready to ascend higher at night, but it will take more fervor in prayer and loving to lift your weight the rest of the way. That which is no weight at all after an initiation is passed becomes a weight as you ascend. For the descent, you stand or wait in a realm to become heavier, to solidify the outer sheath that will take you further from the Source. Going home, the reverse is true. You must stand and love enough, for love is a fire that melts the sheath, making you light enough to ascend. Giving more love is the only way to increase Light from above. You demonstrate this by compassionate love, which is firm, yet all glowing and energetic.

Energy oozes from your aura when you indulge or pamper the self with too much rest. Beyond a point, rest debilitates, because the vibration dies too low. You must learn to be an expert on the amount of rest necessary to recreate the body, to fill it with energy — then, when you arise, to reach for the stars so that you will not lose your contact. You must learn to balance the outflow of energy from your personal star with the inflow, holding them in balance as you ascend. Soul conquering consists of this — a coordination of all that you are, physically, emotionally, mentally, and your spiritual contact. You need this to regulate and hold each level achieved. Remember that each level achieved requires that you coordinate these factors anew; otherwise, confusion results and you lose time.

Hold fast to all your gains so not to slip — and climb fast, of course. As you hold firmly in ascension, the glands in your head open and draw your mental and soul faculties upward from the lowest to the highest neurons. Then the magnetic current must ascend to push the nerves moving through the spine into into position in your head. – Edna Lister, June 9, 1961.

A law applies to every episode in life. Never ask why. Ask instead, "What do I use to lift this? What law applies to this? What method do I use on this? What makes me want to know about this? Where does wisdom come from? Light. How do I gain the pure Light?" Use your computer mind to erase the subconscious record. Apply logic, reason, discernment, discrimination and discretion to find the right answers. – Edna Lister, June 9, 1961.

For lifting and healing memories, use Cloud 14 for choice and separation. Do you truly remember the past, or do you have a persistent set of ideas that are really emotionally-laden opinions and prejudices. For example, separate your ideas about your mother from the past. Lift her and put all painful episodes on Cloud 14. Hold those ideas on the cloud until your soul records are white as snow. Restore the life sparks to everyone who figures into these memories. Keep Power-as-Light moving through the people involved to help the vibration to ascend. If a situation you are lifting involves another soul's heart, mind, and soul, lift once only, then put him on a cloud. See his cleansed soul substance being added to his Oversoul star.

There is but one way, one life, one joy, one Power, and especially the one Way of "Follow thou me." Leave the other fellow's designated path, his place, choices and position alone, declaring his freedom to ascend. To say someone is on a certain path, encases him in arctic permafrost, like a mastodon, until he cannot leave that path to ascend. Your only statement can be, "This is God's child (or servant), living in the NOW, perfect, whole and complete."

Stay at the high point you have achieved, and be faithful, compassionate and non-forceful in compassion. When a soul comes up against these of sordid flotsam from the past, the soul is repulsed and completely repudiates family. The surrender of self contains so many elements. Review this clinic and list those who have cast you down into guilt, shame, prejudice, and passing judgement. Many of these tainted memories have been purged in Light and you have given them up, one by one. But be sure you know what you have been giving up — the time will soon come when you will remember them no more. Cleanse your past hourly for now, for this is the only way to release your loved ones, to clean up every memory repression of shame or sense of guilt from your mind, heart, and soul, leaving it to be occupied by love alone. – Edna Lister, June 16, 1961.

You may exorcize the evil vibration of a person, or to rid him of possession, but you may not exorcize him to get him out of your hair. To cut off his vibration of darkness, exalt him. Then declare a sphere of fire at your own front door, and walls of fire around the person with the dark vibration. When the people you have lifted onto clouds have dirtied those clouds, lift them onto higher, clean clouds. When you break a law or entertain fears, call on Light to envelop the dark clouds around yourself. – Edna Lister, June 19, 1961.

You have to conquer self to ascend your soul. – Edna Lister, June 20, 1961.

The finite mind can scarcely comprehend the glory of the universes. Much lifting work still remains to be done and greater marvels are to be revealed. The sad story is that humanity is creating more diseases by its evil practices, which will reveal themselves to be conquered. Yet we gain because more of the ascending Elect are being steadfast and dependable. They could generate enough consuming fire of Light to consume evil, disease, and war if all would stand together as one, praying and knowing. The Elect could do this even if the masses coming from the creature stage continue somnolent, indifferent, or even follow evil ways. Therefore it devolves upon the ascending Elect to do a thousandfold more work and a thousandfold more loving and being steadfast than the masses could possibly do, even if all were to pray at once. When you add your prayers to another's prayers, even unconsciously, the Power is magnified a thousandfold as it goes forth. God uses you as a great transforming station to release Power where needed.

Every prayer is important. The Father uses every thought construction to build and to hold the Light over the nations. Pray as often during the day as possible. This does not require hours,, but can be done in seconds. When you glance and lift, it is done. Your instant glance directs a shaft of Light. You are blessed with knowledge and the tools to work with God. Is this not a privilege and a glory? Let joy abound and know that not one thought is lost. Not an instant's love you send forth is lost, but it does His work.

A treatment for radioactive waste: Lift it and declare that the Legions Christ vacuum it into the Sun to be melted, dissolved, and absorbed. This treatment is especially good for solid wastes. – Edna Lister, June 23, 1961.

The love you give is your deposit in the universal credit bank. This is the only account you can draw from. Wrap people in your love — and remember, you cannot love more than enough. – Edna Lister, June 25, 1961.

Stealing time and criticizing others are two of the worst causes of crystallized platelets, which are memory cells charged with the individual's emotional life. Leukemia often results when the soul comes in with blood platelets frozen in the medulla oblongata. The treatment is "The energizing Power of the Spirit, the red ray of Light, is now flowing through the medulla oblongata, melting and dissolving the crystallization around the platelets, freeing them from the bloodstream."

AB and O blood types are generally used for transfusions because nearly every recipient can use them. AB blood plasma has no antibodies; O-type red blood cells have no antigens. These blood types are often found in the bodies of souls who have gone out in the past in selflessness, with few stored-up emotional memories coded onto the platelets. Treatment for a blood transfusion, before the blood is used: "Let all the platelets involved in this transfusion(s) be lifted to high altars, to be purified and returned to the donors." Oversoul has charge of the platelets even before the soul enters the bloodstream at birth. – Edna Lister, July 17, 1961.

Self is subtle and it clings. You may not let self seek sympathy or understanding out in the world. It will be easy enough to lift when you hold fast to the fact that no self-justification is ever legal. Never. Clamp your teeth on your tongue before you speak to justify the self! Should you find yourself wanting to justify the petty self, you must immediately do two things. First, regardless of the outer world, ascend to the altar in prayer and sacrifice of self. When your mind, emotions and mental life are before the altar in sacrifice, no matter what you are doing out here, even in a conversation with others, then your Guards can pour Power through your body on earth to absorb emotions and change them into love. You must do this under complete selflessness and surrender. If you permit a taint of self-justification or pride of perfection, the Gates of Light will close.

Do not analyze how others love you or you them. Instead, analyze what love really is, what the love of God is as it works through you. How can you analyze any lesser love when you are loving with the love of God? You fear losing love because you permit a love that is demanding to the self.

To work for patience is silly. Work for compassion instead. Each has a certain capacity for love and Power to use. If you fill that capacity with self, how can Power work? – Edna Lister, July 19, 1961.

All who seek from God receive illumination in one degree or another. How much illumination they receive is according to the fervency of their desire and surrender of self. As the Light moves through, as you observe and pay attention, and praise God, the spiritual gifts of seeing and hearing open and show you where you have blundered or been mistaken. To observe on earth so that you miss no detail is the mirror opposite pole of inner illumination.

As Light shines before you, the shadows of your past will show you where and what to lift. You cannot make a mistake without casting a shadow before you, if you are in the Light. If you are not in the Light, then the present darkness adds itself to the shadows cast by the past and you become enveloped in a heavy cloud of darkness. You wonder where God is. When you see the shadow, ascend in consciousness past it. Even if you do not see the cause of the episode, lift it to the altar as the smoke of incense.

Your great need individually is to coordinate all laws into a workable whole, a usable formula. For example, since observation on earth is the opposite pole of spiritual illumination, you can notice the shadow that lack of observation casts in the now. Yet you may not pay attention to it until someone reprimands you about it. Unless you declare the person or situation good, you remain anchored to it, unable to move onward. When you need an answer, ascend in consciousness first, without stopping to think about what you want to say. Ascend into the Light and illumination will put the right words on your lips.

Stop thinking about it. Move up in consciousness into the Light to think in the Light. Light is the only treatment! See the Light, great and glorious; all it needs to start working is for someone to see and declare it. The Father said, "Let there be Light." So, see His Light first, then speak the Word. Ascend into the Light, then see a great sphere of Light around the person you are treating. Surround him with walls of fire for protection. Do not see the danger, but the Light, then declare it so. Light comes first, always.

The sun centers of Light over a person are in the electronic fire body, above the seven vital centers of the molecular desire body. When treating a person, who does not know about vital centers, call them sun centers of Light. This captures his imagination so he can see the Light and not his affliction or imperfection. Declare that each organ, vein, artery and so forth is coated with Light inside and out, to create a picture for the person being treated. You see all Light from above. If he needs to speak of the details about his physical, let him, to get it out of his subconscious. If you deny his expression, he represses it and it continues to plague him. As he speaks, see it as Light and perfection. Declare it so. Light and love is all that is necessary for treatments and life itself. Love God first and always. See the Light. Say, "Let," before all your spoken Word declarations. – Edna Lister, July 24, 1961.

Once you have treated someone at 10:00 a.m., you do not treat for the same thing at 1:00 p.m., since it is no more — it does not exist when you treat and honestly know that the treatment worked. Instead, thank God 1,000 times an hour that the person is healed. (Someone asked whether it was wrong to treat more than once for the same thing, if you had done so without knowing this rule.) When you hang on and hold, without even remembering that you treated before, it works. What you treat the second time is not the same as what you treat at first; now you catch the residue. To turn after treating and speak of the ailment, even as a fact, does more damage than the ailment!

"A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men." – Proverbs 18:16. When you are slapped down, your gift has not been enough. You must do something about it: Study more, work more, and love God more. This has been my experience. Judging a person's potential is different from justly appraising his ability to perform. You pay a debt for holding another accountable to his vision level, rather than to his appraisal level. Praise him after praying for him is the only way to bring it to pass. Put him back on the cloud, but don't attribute qualities to him that he does not yet full express.

Only God has all the qualities and quantities of perfection. Self has no qualities of perfection. Soul expresses through and as personality, not as self. Soul has some qualities of expression. Self has no qualities, only opinions and prejudices. If an element of darkness has any quality of perfection remaining, it can fight the Light. When you face such a case, get up on a high cloud and release more Light. Let the Light move through you until you reach the Source of Light to treat darkness. You cannot lift darkness, so do not even attempt it. You can surround an embodied soul in Light or put him on a cloud of Light. Call shafts of Light down upon him to do the work.

When lifting and treating, if you can find time to rest a few minutes, do so — if you can't, let God do it, but be all Light. Self-ideas cut the Light circuit. Stay in the Light, and love God enough. Since your subconscious is now cleansed, stand in the Light! The Light goes through you. Do not consider self. You cannot simultaneously be in the Source of Light, and dangle with self. God is always pulling at the door in your crown center, but you must push up from below. To encourage the one who has just begun walking the Via Christa, and say, "This is going to turn out well." Don't say a word about spiritual soul debts; just lift the clouds of debt about you and ask for Light to come through them. Become the instrument and say, "Let these clouds be lifted."

God wants you to be an agent of the Light. Get up and stand as a pillar of Light. Name the people, places and situations where Light must go through, not merely to call God's attention to it. Declare it this way, "Let the Light go forth through me to this evil place," and name the place. Please use me, Father." Go to the Source and do this! Then see the shaft of fire going through the heart of, say, the AMA, a labor union or the Bar Association. Declare, "Let every organization, such as the (name them) be brought into Light. Let their misuse be exposed in Thy Light, oh Father." When you put things up, and send Light through them, the life of the Light goes through you! – Edna Lister, July 26, 1961.

Soul expresses through and as personality, not as self. Soul develops its qualities of expression over time and through experience. Self has no qualities or virtues, only opinions and prejudices. If an element of darkness has any quality of perfection, it can fight the Light. When you face such a case, climb to the Source of Light to treat darkness and release more Light. You cannot lift darkness, only its effects. Surround an embodied soul in Light or put him on a cloud of Light, then call down shafts of fire followed by Light to do the work.

In lifting and treating, if you can get it all, do; if you cannot, let God do it, but be the Light and speak the Word. Selfish ideas break the circuit between you and the Light. Stay in the Light, and love God enough. Since your subconscious is now cleansed, the Light shines through you. Do not consider self. You cannot simultaneously be in the Source of Light, and dangle with self. – Edna Lister, July 26, 1961.

The Book of the Revelation speaks of the first and the second death in chapter 20. You die the "first death" when you live by doubts and fears. The "second death" is to consort with evil and to lose your identity with God. The path of ascension from earth to heaven requires translation, transition and transmutation. Victory over death is victory over the emotional life, and any evil influence or tendencies, which includes soul taints. You can and do live on three levels at once, which philosophy names as Oversoul, rational soul and appetitive soul; psychology names these the super-conscious mind, conscious mind and subconscious mind, which prompts you to remember. You have no excuse not to be focused and conscious of your environment and your own aura of lights and colors. You will be checked on your powers of observation and consideration. The law of observance is acceptance coupled with logic, reason, discernment, discrimination, and discretion for consideration. "Lord, please don't let me miss any detail today."

You can release Power according to the height of your consciousness only. If the Power to be stepped down through a group is too great for their combined consciousness, the resulting overflow will dissipate as a hurricane or other weather anomaly. If you are always in the Light, you are being used. See the Light and raise your hands to turn on the Light and to release it.

If you observe high potential capacity in someone, then demand that he lives up to that potential capacity, you pay the debt. When you see the potential in another, you may point it out delicately, but you may not be disappointed when or if he fail to meet his potential. You must accept the fact of his performance, and be responsible to pick up the dangling ends he may leave. Encourage him with enticement and praise to exceed his own better or best. Tell him, "You can do anything that you decide to do!" – Edna Lister, August 3, 1961.

In 1926, Dr. Thomas Parker Boyd and I were at a healing meeting in El Paso, Texas, when a businessman in the front row asked for laying on of hands. Dr. Boyd usually lay on hands for fifty, followed by a general prayer. Instead he stepped down, laid hands on this man and said, "The Finger of God will be laid on you." I then knew that the right way to heal is individually.

The prophecy in Revelation chapter 20 could have come to pass in 1953. "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season." – Revelation 20:1-3. God could have lulled Belial to sleep for a thousand years. The Elect decided that we did not want Satan bound in 1953. We went to the assembled Councils and asked what was the sense in binding evil when, at the end of a thousand years we must incarnate and face our adversary again. "Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walketh about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." – 1 Peter 5:8.

We thought, "Since we are already in darkness up to our eyebrows, why not finish it now?" So, we took it on ourselves to become involved with earth's dirt, for only love can cleanse evil. Wisdom can wipe it out, but it would start again and we would still need to conquer it. We had to move among men to scatter evil's influence and lift to conquer it. Darkness cannot exist where Light is. Darkness cannot fight Light. Therefore, our work in this is transfiguration and ascension — to transform even violent hate into beautiful lines of Light.

For example, the woman whom we lifted earlier in prayer today attracts violence due to buried hatred crystallized on her blood platelets from past lives when she misused Power. Her body is used to lift clouds of soul debts from all whom she contacts. You are placed in situations to meet those whose debts need lifting, and you must lift the debts for all those with whom you are connected. This woman will be kept in her body just as long as any of her platelets remain crystallized. Then she will be taken to the other side and her soul placed under special healing lights. She will awaken ready to be prepared for a greater mission.

In cases where there is a personality change, almost a loss of identity, the rational soul has been lifted, the past misused life sparks ascended for purification, but the rational soul cannot leave the body until it releases all platelets from the bloodstream. The loss of identity keeps the platelets from crystallizing again. You cannot cross over until you free all your platelets from storage in the midbrain and become aware of the memories on the outer. The "stinker" memories are released a little at a time. The simple-minded have no platelets, for you have no conscious identity without platelets. Paralysis happens when the majority of platelets are frozen. – Edna Lister, August 3, 1961.

Light is the great principle that works as the lesser principles of color, tone, and number, which the spoken Word names as form. Your consciousness decides what to take into the silence. Take only your devotion and love of God into the Light for healing, not the condition, doubts or fears. Light comes from many lesser sources, but you must break through all ceilings to the highest Light. If you want a miracle instantly, go directly to the high Light. Never get lost in your own skull. Light is an indescribable, undefinable ecstasy, an anticipating quality of soul. You are an instrument for the release of Light as Power and all its other attributes, such as Love, Wisdom and the Holy Spirit, into the outer at once. Light is beyond joy, which still can be an outer state of consciousness.

You reach many levels of consciousness, for heaven has many degrees. You can have spiritual illumination yet remain cold. Love is the magnetic ray, and wisdom the etheric ray. Light can do its perfect work at once only by breaking through all barriers. When you ascend into the Light, you experience ecstasy of soul, but you must ascend to it, for it descends only as and through you. Light's ecstasy must saturate you before you can bring it back as pure, absolute Light, otherwise it remains only relative. Anyone can be joyous, devotional and faithful — even a savage can have faith in a stone image.

When you pray for something beyond the self, you are in Light. Lesser and greater sources of light exist beyond the sun. When you enter the full Light, then Light is all you know. Before you speak the Word to create the form of a cloud of Light for the need or a person, you must ascend beyond number to achieve the ecstasy of tone and color. When your entire consciousness is simply joyous praise of God, you are in the Light and live on the fifth degree of breath. – Edna Lister, August 3, 1961.

Inner conflict tears down the body. The body can be light, free and glorious only when your consciousness is in harmony with God. You remain in conflict if you still care about what the world thinks of you — after all, your Father's opinion is all that matters. The simplest conflict tears down your body because your weakest physical point will react to it.

Inner conflict, mainly opinions, prejudices, doubts, fears, criticism and condemnation of self, causes all illness. Resentment will wear holes in your emotional desire body faster than anything. If you pass to the other side while still resenting, you rapidly use up your soul credits, then must incarnate because your self-created debts hold you below the Gates of Light. Many blame God that they must work in heaven to make up for their own lacks and deficiencies.

Since medical geriatrics began holding the aged in their bodies, an unwarranted population explosion has resulted. Many, who think they are doing a great work in life extension, will be required to work in the healing places on the inner to balance the debts created by unplanned, unnecessary age-related physical problems. The kingdom of heaven is open to all believers always, not part-time. Never be satisfied that you have ascended high enough. Think not of earth-forms, but of white Light, shot with gold, formless and void, ready to come forth with blessings. – Edna Lister, August 3, 1961.

To treat for any personal mistakes you have made, stand in the Light. Let the Light be so bright that any shadows of the past will be blots on the light to be lifted. If not in the Light, past shadows but add to the darkness of today's clouds. Review all laws for flaws in your present formulas for living. Check and recheck yourself for taints without wasting time, stand in the Light, loving more. Allow the taints to show themselves. Then lift them and praise God that Light is erasing them. – Edna Lister, August 10, 1961.

Light is Light — darkness is not Light and anything less than the declaration, "This is Light," is darkness! – Edna Lister, August 21, 1961.

A neurotic person works out pain resulting from soul debts through the desire body. Doctors call phantom pain a neurosis because they cannot discern the physical origin of the disease. Recreation, remaking the body, can occur in an instant, or take weeks or months according to the blocks and limitations in mind and heart. It takes much more time to erase habit patterns, but with no limitation on a body's recreation. Wipe out your past scores and begin anew today. The single idea of perfection must o'ershadow and erase all lesser ideas of limitation. To do this, never allow the servant, the appetitive soul, to dictate the body's condition. To succeed, you must establish a response beyond simply enduring the pain. So, declare any pain perfect, joyfully, with an uplifted glance and heart. – Edna Lister, August 27, 1961.

It behooves each of the Elect, from the neophyte to the highest creator god on earth to become responsible for the rest of the world! The ones who do not want to ascend are being forced up beyond their ability to stand or hold, lifting an evil past and present. This is too great to understand or to know what to do with. Therefore, the only way to finish the work of the Christ is to become responsible for the rest of the world! Each must be responsible in his or her right, not expecting or demanding anything of another, especially our loved ones. They, too, are free because we are paying their debts with love, compassion and joy. – Edna Lister, August 30, 1961.

Doing good and knowing it, which some people call being objective-minded, causes an inner conflict between the atoms and electrons, and puts the entire physical system under pressure. – Edna Lister, August 31, 1961.

Orthodoxy has trained many Christians to make petitions to the Lord. Light, praise, love and joy both heal and protect. Lift the petition-idea forever from your heart, mind and purpose. Cover the petitioners with praise and encourage them to lifting in place of petitions.

To be maligned by a stupid intelligence is a rare form of flattery, for such souls really declare that they have nothing with which to understand the wisdom of God. A sense of inadequacy can push a lesser intelligence into a tragic cul-de-sac — of their own will they drive themselves to a point of no return with idle words and condemnation. So let the truth prevail, as given by our Lord. Never carry your tin cup to a mere drip for a refill, but be open to receive from the heights. When you follow the one great law of love completely, it leads to the Source of all Wisdom. As for others, of what use is knowledge of truth if you cannot live and use the simple laws of Christ? "Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown." – Revelation 3:11. – Edna Lister, September 6, 1961.

In the process of conquering self, always remember that the kingdom of heaven is open to all believers. Hold fast to knowing this! To remember only the Light is the safest thing to think and do. Entertain no doubts of any kind. Glorify God and lift all things in all ways. – Edna Lister, September 6, 1961.

You have free choice, and need room to expand as you exercise your free choice. You create an area of choice around yourself, your base of operations, equal to what you give in prayer. This builds an impenetrable wall, unless you open a line of criticism against another. No one can break through the wall unless you open a valve with your rebellion, irritation or resentment. Self-pity and self-righteousness run the race to breech the greatest hole in the wall. Your loved ones swat you, and you let them breach your wall. When you expect their love, appreciation, and understanding, you smash your wall. It falls in on you, and you seem to suffocate. If you feel hurt, cleanse your aura. If you mention how another's criticism hurt you, you stamp your color, tone, number and name on his aura. You find your own claw marks of criticism. Criticism is a terrifically negative life-extender, especially for the gossips who have cleansed so many auras while dimming their own. Think how hard it is for the roving Guards to gather the soul substance they invested in tearing others apart.

The great Power you invoke is outside your personal area of service. If you love God enough, and never hold the attitude of "I quit," you create a tough dimension around your aura. You can create this sheath when you know a vibration is finished, if you have given all the love you have. Lift him, love God enough, see Light on him and see him free. Declare, "I love God and free you." When you free a person to go his own way, you feel as though a great burden has lifted. The Power rushes in and you are absolutely soft and malleable to the love of God.

God never binds you, but gives you this marvelous area for free choice within His everlasting arms. Base all your choices in honor and integrity of soul. When any darkness approaches, four great principles go into action — suction, expansion, attraction and repulsion. Suction draws the Power for you to expand. Your auric sphere contracts and repels darkness. The secret is obedience to all law always. Never be asleep. Stay alive, alert and pay all consideration to others.

My Dad and my mentor, Dr. Boyd, pinned my ears back and said, "You may not hide anything." My mother always quoted Jesus that what you whisper in the basement is shouted from the rooftops. Dr. Boyd used a big hat pin on me in public, and questioned me in front of people, as it happened, when I needed it. For example, one evening while he was giving a sermon, a thought amused me. He asked me to finish his sermon in front of an audience of 250 and said, "Don't join my school if you don't want discipline." Thank God for the disciplining. The greatest of all is to love God enough to want to be perfect. Thank God when others trim your sails. Take everything that comes as help to make you more perfect. Be alert, alive and never miss a detail, ever.

God works everything together for good, and we all learn as we go. You have known little of the power of Abraham's choice. It is hard to give up your firstborn, Isaac, your opinions, prejudices and pet beliefs. You have this area of adjustment for choice, and you can either go to sleep on the job or come alive.

There are two kinds of martyrs — the sweet open-faced type, who gets what she wants in her own way, and the good haters, the ugly hags who resent and criticize everything.

God's Power holds you safe within an encompassing area great enough for your freedom of choice. That is why some ask, "Why didn't God protect me?" It could interfere with the free will-choice of a soul to step inside of the area of practice, and is illegal. All the Power, energy and ideas are bombarding the walls of this area to aid, lift, comfort and protect, but the soul's choice must truly be free in every way and he or she must invoke the aid.

Once you completely accept and obey the Crown Laws as part of your soul's expression, no barrier exists, for you need no practice area. Light operates instantly and all protection is instant. This is why learning obedience is so important. Unless you practice obedience in small, simple ways, the desire to be obedient in a large issue will remain nil. Out of nothing, comes nothing. All that the Father has is yours to use. It is illegal to break through another's barrier with force, though you may yearn to be of assistance. – Edna Lister, September 7, 1961.

Remain high in consciousness for complete observation. To be all-seeing and all-hearing is to be all-accepting. Today opens a new vibration for the Christed Age. Everything is now timed according to the universal clock, which is comprehension in action. When you use the all-seeing eye, as you should, you see and hear everything. Anything less is a dull spot of remaining self. Every cell, molecule and atom is Light. Accept this. Nothing should be less than Light. All tests, trials and temptations are a matter of acceptance only.

Spirit is God's Mind as substance, all-perfect as God through your spirit, mind, and the body cells. All you need is to accept and surrender self to be this perfection. You have no mental dullness when yours is the mind that was in Christ Jesus. Put God first and always. Anything else is of the self — hence, a block. Do not discount God's perfection by tainting it with self.

If you seem unable to recall the answers you need from your soul travels at night, some barrier still exists between you and full comprehension of the answer. You need to ascend in consciousness from the intellectual to the spiritual. Intellect and pride are barriers that foster a sense of inferiority and inadequacy because you are by pattern, not of need, established in certain opinions and prejudices about some facet of your life, and you hold rigid ideas about it. Anxiety and grinding frustration, fueled by underlying self, delay bringing through the right answers. Lift the self.

Train and discipline the self hourly to impress the brain cells with every detail of life. Do the same things in the same way to build constructive habits, but it is good to do the same things in different, more efficient ways as well. Time, circumstances, situations, and people will disrupt your established customs and habits. Accept this graciously and return instantly to begin where you left off. Do not allow self to voice silly or needless questions. That is not disciplining self. Discipline self and subconscious mind so senility does not take root. Lack of consciousness of what you are doing is the lack of applying laws as you know them. Pay attention to details so you can uphold the lines of the universe. It is irresponsible to let anything endanger you or others.

Pay attention, plan ahead, be considerate and alert. You need perfectly functioning brain cells as you go up in ascension. Be rigid in disciplining yourself into perfection. Otherwise, the most responsible ones must pay the debt for all. Put the whole of yourself into every step. Move up in consciousness and do the right thing. Do the next thing next. Do not let go of this teaching. – Edna Lister, September 10, 1961.

The component parts of observation are logic, reason, discernment, discrimination and discretion. Aspiration is instinctive intelligence, the savage's first upward glance. Wanting is the "gimmes" — give me this or give me that, and is the second step, tied to human nature. Once you have observed from a high state of consciousness, you do not remain in the "gimme" class of wanting — "But I want it. I want to be like that." This is no good. "I'm sorry" is in the "I want" class as "I want you to forgive me," and belongs to the grade of man's worldly relationship to man.

The first sign of a lowered vibration is lack of consideration for others, thinking only of little me. Look around to see if you have neglected someone in need, or are dropping a line of responsibility. Watch your step and tone of voice to save yourself from being a dictatorial know-it-all. Do everything in love only. Never reprimand another unless ordered to do so from above. Use dulcet tones and God will back you and do the work. – Edna Lister, September 12, 1961.

A declaration is nothing but an intention of desire. Get busy and do it. Success is applying everything you know to what you do. Use, "I shall endeavor" or "I shall do my best," not, "I'll try." Just to try means you are resting and falling into horizontal desire, thinking, and imagination. To rest from emotions, thinking, and imagination can be very wearisome on the horizontal.

Observation is a law with five component parts — logic, reason, discernment, discrimination, and discretion — the five laws that equal understanding. Apply these faculties simultaneously as a constant process in everything you do, and observation then becomes an instantaneous act. You can and must observe to avoid blunders. When you forget to be alive, alert and aware, you drop to the fifth degree of breath, on which you may unconsciously allow a negative to enter — the negative becomes your dividend when you ascend. Train yourself to be aware of the instant a negative seeks to enter.

Going up in consciousness is putting your finger in the dike. One hole in the dike is criticism, which stencils your name on another's aura, until you erase it. Self-criticism burns holes in your aura. Your abyss of self to cross is, "Oh, I didn't mean it." You break all laws on this one. "Wherever two or three are gathered in prayer, there am I also." (See Matthew 18:20.) This also means the subconscious, conscious and super-conscious phases of mind with desire, will, and imagination, the five mental faculties plus intuition and illumination. – Edna Lister, September 14, 1961.

An old adage says, "When the student is ready, the master appears." The greatest work in lifting all into the Light is to say the right thing when you can, and to pray. Quote the Bible whenever you can. Never argue when another is off balance. What kind of answer can you expect when you give a first grader a third grade test? – Edna Lister, September 15, 1961.

You have had ample laws and admonitions not to sleep in consciousness anytime. Do not go to bed to lose consciousness. Your body rests while you are in heaven at night. Position the body for minimum strain while sleeping to vitalize, refresh and renew your heart, and cleanse your organs. Take your consciousness with you. Say, "Here is my body. Please arrange it, lift it, fill it, hold it and heal it while I am conscious with Thee, Father." This is how to achieve consciousness on three levels at once.

Grasp every opportunity to observe the self. When someone makes a false statement, wait for the right time to answer. Watch everything about you for the right answer, and rectify his statement only when necessary. Remain high in head and heart, so that Light, life and glory may fill you. You can recall all law instantly, and never lose sight of the five great parts of observation — logic, reason, discernment, discrimination and discretion. You have all the tools, all the equipment with which the Father has endowed you. How shall you use it, to poverty or to glory? Reach to the stars and see God's glories come to pass.

Cease blaming others. How can you reach, hold your point high and blame? One instance of blame puts you on the bottom. Would you have success? How can you have success and blame in the same basket? It is a matter of choice. How long will you blame and create more debts for self-indulgence? Stand blameless. "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." – John 21:22. Follow our Lord and "it shall not come nigh thy dwelling," and you will stand blameless before the throne. You cannot serve two masters. A moment of darkness is enough to send you to the bottom. Hold to your true desires. Pay no attention to the world's dry rot or rottenness. Slanderers will say that you have failed to hide their failure in the world. Stand upright and see if there are not blessings greater than you have imagined or have room to receive. – Edna Lister, September 16, 1961.

"Let the white Light of the Christ surround me now, and radiating out, it dissolves, dissipates and eliminates every adverse thought, idea, condition, emotion and personality. I stand free in the Light of truth. I am free with the freedom of Spirit manifesting my divinity now. I leaned on my God and His strength was sufficient for me." – Edna Lister, October 3, 1961.

To hold to the Light and nothing else is the perfect way of expression. Cease all self-congratulatory self- examination, or you will be pampering the little self into further indiscretions. Move up, stay up, and stop wavering or fluctuating between high and low. The Light is balanced and is not conscious of being the Light. Therefore, Light cannot congratulate itself on perfection; it is. Hold, stand, and love enough for all ideas and worthy words come from above. You have held out bits of self, but no man may be divided in his devotion to God.

You have done well to come so far, yet you must either climb higher or sink lower. Your choice must be complete, from the outer to the inner, from the innermost to the outer. The Light cannot know it is good, but you can, so be compassionate and considerate in what the world terms tact and diplomacy, unable to cause a moment's distress to any. Only when the soul sinks into thoughts of self does it lose this high beauty of soul. To be perfect as God is perfect pours glory on the other fellow. – Edna Lister, October 5, 1961.

Four gathered together in prayer, in perfect rhythm, can conquer a million enemies. Ritual brings your scattered selves into one place under one vibration, and you add your missing parts, those you left around at home and work. Invoke Power from Source to consume darkness. Wisdom, Love and Energy do not act alone. You must invoke them and they follow whatever pattern you have declared. – Edna Lister, October 8, 1961.

Some people are called vessels, but a vessel is always running empty and needing to be refilled. God plays upon an instrument, which is always ready to be used. You must release Power twenty-four hours a day to save earth. No matter what your personal problems, you, as God's instrument, can save humanity. You are irresistible in your power to enfold when you are high in consciousness and your love is for God and not for self. Your love of God can lift you so high that only gravity keeps you on earth. It is a shame when one is sure he has the only way of truth, because it diminishes his credits. The treatment is to perform the rotary motion over his brain cells. – Edna Lister, October 9, 1961.

Exercise moderation in your relationships with everyone on the outer. Yet you may not be moderate about principles governing morality. Live in absolute morality in all that touches God's honor.

To treat those who call you names, declare, "Come on up and get your face washed." Gird up your loins. Be prepared. This is the exaltation of the Elect. "This is good" wields a knife of Light to separate evil from the good. Evil shall batter its brains out until it falls exhausted but Light shall prevail. – Edna Lister, October 12, 1961.

Seek a middle road of balance, not as an Adept, but as a Mystic conquering the self. Move to the middle to conquer. Stop looking for results in the other fellow. Drop a pearl of wisdom and step back. Watch then: He will pick it up and offer it as his own. Forget the big me of the little self. That's what you are, a seed dropper. If you want it for personal gain, you kill it before you drop it. You sow infertile seed. – Edna Lister, October 13, 1961.

"True love counts no effort too great nor any task too hard or too long," so our Declaration of Unquenchable Love reads. What would earth words mean after that? You hear people say, "I can't take anymore. I've had it." Yet you can always take it one day longer than any test on the outside. Make your vow to God that you will welcome the new step. – Edna Lister, October 15, 1961.

God empowers you to speak the Word, according to your desire, devotion and constancy in obedience to law. Yet the danger is that Power rends and tears when any manner of self or inconstancy taints your devotion and desire; it turns and feeds upon itself when misused. Speaking the Word is not a sad, sorrowful responsibility. Shekinah glory, stepped down under law, is the source of joy and all things: food, clothing, cars and so on. Do not find fault with the Shekinah glory if you leave it to play the game of self, for self is a game you play alone, with no partner. You play the game of soul ascension as one with your soul group. The game of self leaves you imperfect and of self in body, affairs, but others support you when the soul takes charge. You are responsible, sifted and chosen as the most dependable. – Edna Lister, October 16, 1961.

Stand, watch, breathe deeply and wait before answering, especially when you are at work. This does not necessarily mean hours. You can watch and wait upon the Lord in a few seconds of time. If impossible demands are made of you, you can always say, "How I would love to do this but it's not possible right now." Speak gently, yet firmly, without giving offense. If someone offends, lift the offender and the offended. Love them both enough. and your love for God will wipe out the offense. Love not only fulfills the law but erases the memory of offense. – Edna Lister, October 20, 1961.

You are on a divine escalator of ascension. Move up according to law. Your escalator goes as far and as fast as you can reach in joy. Practice discretion. If you talk about a miracle as being yours, you siphon the Power that should be going into new miracles. Always give God the credit.

Eventually, you reach a point where you must make a just appraisal of your life. What part of self can you afford to lose? — wrong emotions, darkness, the useless husks of self. To step onto the path of destiny, to return to God, you must express the seed of divine life within you. Fear blocks His divine plan for your life. You have lapsed into silly habit patterns during countless lives, so now you must consciously add the mental faculties — reasoning, comparison, induction, the five senses, deduction and synthesis, to instinctive intelligence to ascend from the creature stage.

Jesus' Transfiguration is your only spiritually legal comparison. Declare, "I am following my Lord Jesus Christ until I am as perfect as my Father in heaven is perfect." Then stop inducting from the five senses and direct them upward in ascension instead. Deductive thinking enables you to see the patterns in your soul records and to eliminate the old self-defeating habit patterns. – Edna Lister, October 22, 1961.

Be emphatic when teaching law, but without force. A line is drawn between pure determination and force. If you are soft as putty, apologize for not being firm enough. If you are overly emphatic, apologize too. Everyone must have balancing factors. If you give law, you become responsible for obeying that law. – Edna Lister, October 23, 1961.

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." – Matthew 7:13-14. Always make a point of closing the gates behind you, lest it destroys today's peace. Remember Lot's wife, looking back to what she was leaving. Do not look back. Repentance and forgiveness help you to close off that personal past. The road to eternal life is a narrow path of self-discipline. Practice the disciplines. President Eisenhower said, "Freedom is the priceless opportunity for self-discipline." Many people simply ignore God, which bothers Him not at all. If you get in tune with God, you can open doors tomorrow that you could not today. – Edna Lister, October 24, 1961.

Do not idly speculate on anything while you are seeing perfection in another. If you divert your focus of Light into speculation about what will happen, you cut the perfect vibration. In one breath, you can declare a perfect miracle and in the next fall into idle speculation, which anchors your loved ones. Each must clean up the jungle he created by diverting Power through wild speculation. – Edna Lister, October 26, 1961.

Our Mystical Ten Commandments cover all the ways you can go wrong and all the ways to illumination. The higher you move in Christed consciousness, the greater your comprehension of the Bible. You shall see miracles among men in high places who have looked dark, but will begin to appear light. There will be healing among those who perpetrated evil because the Father wants it that way, and because we, His obedient sons and daughters, back Him. Declare that all you see, read and hear is good. We do not wonder what will happen, for we know. – Edna Lister, October 29, 1961.

Your soul taints have nothing to do with your faithfulness, strength and the compassion with which you have faced the world and its needs. Your one lack conquer is wise speech. Until now, your credits, greatness of spirit and dauntless courage have covered your small transgressions of idle words. However, when you reach a certain pinnacle of ascension, you cannot use credits to cover debts, but must conquer. You cannot complete your ascension until you have conquered your tongue, which you have often used to speak detriments, such as what the world says, and many times unwisely rehashed past detriments. You have made vows before the altar to conquer, and you may be surprised, for it is just a little bit more of conquering. All your Guards and heavenly Sponsors back you. Do your best.

You have dragged illnesses with you and even now you judge tomorrow by what last week has been. You still believe that if you do certain things, your body will react in pain, but this is no longer true. You must conquer all your dearly-beloved body pains, but you can do this only by standing up, giving up the past completely, and living each day as a creator god. Do not say, "I am doing better." Say, "I am climbing. I have climbed. I am up. I start each day afresh, anew, and higher." – Edna Lister, November 5, 1961.

When you really love, you do not measure it. A measured-out love is adulterated, just "thinking about it." When you think you are giving love unworthily, you are "thinking about" love. The little bit of love that seeped through on that vibration is perfect. The only imperfection is thinking about it. Love is always worthy. You can never give love unworthily, or love enough. You cannot "think" love, but can only become love. Love God enough. Let love be your keynote.

True love cannot revoke itself, cannot stop giving or loving. You cannot reclaim what you have given freely in love. It is no longer yours, but belongs to the person to whom you gave it. Love continues creating and paying dividends for eternity. If you loved a car, all the love you poured out goes into the mold of another car. Love substance from the universal storehouse continues creating and filling molds eternally. – Edna Lister, November 26, 1961.

Righteous indignation is good, if you are righteous and eliminate the indignation. Apply logic and reason to experience. When you say you love someone but fight him, you are not loving, but are doubting. The battle you win does not determine the future, but what you do after you win. You are under obligation to act as what you have become. You are unhappy if you do not keep your registered vows.

If what you have given so far brings so much, look around and count what you have done. You are way up there as ensamples of conquering Power, and so it spreads out over the world. You have won, but must clean up the carnage after the battle. The only way is by obedience to Light. Stand under the Light and be Light. At great expense and travail of soul to you, it has been given you, you all know this. You must help clean up the mess. You do not take it on in your body, but live as the Light. What you create, you must lift. The reward is greater than you have room to receive.

What you create, only you can lift and you must lift. Always stand for three seconds in the Light first. This will hold you safe and free for the Power to move through you. Then you will find yourself adjusting to the outer more readily, and you will be easier to live with. – Edna Lister, November 27, 1961.

Put what you see spiritually on a cloud of Light to keep your conscious mind from coloring it. – Edna Lister, November 30, 1961.

As you cleanse subconscious prejudices and the last remaining old suggestions deposited in the brain cells, lift them from the body to the angel with the censer. Declare that you have lifted everything from the subconscious to the censer to be consumed.

Having what you want is different from doing as you please. In the process of burning away the silver cord, those who cannot take the pain, or lift the force necessary, stop. You burn it away only when you sacrifice self and accept the full responsibility for your share of lifting and the world's accumulated force. Lift up all things high and often, then lift again to cleanse the faintest traces of old impressions, old deeds and acts from the soul record. – Edna Lister, December 1, 1961.

The purpose of opening soul vision is to extend seeing and soul flights, to live on both sides of life (material and spiritual) easily, naturally, and to go through the silver fields of light ripples, through the rainbow fields of geometric patterns and symbols. Through all of this, you continue to perfect your 1,000 days of burnt offerings through hourly and daily polishing of the 144 virtues. – Edna Lister, December 5, 1961.

Do not shut out the Power. A line of golden Light always runs between you and your Source if you look for it. Your word for healing goes around the world ten times faster than Light. – Edna Lister, December 7, 1961.

What do you use as a measuring rod when you inventory your love for God? Our Declaration of Unquenchable Love is an inventory. You must have an inventory. Otherwise, you are lukewarm. If you belong to the "I-must-clear-my-mind-before-I-can-give-a-treatment" class, leave it, because you are not inventorying your love daily. When you are not conscious of being in the Light, where have you been? Inventory yourself daily, moment by moment. – Edna Lister, December 10, 1961.

The capacity of your love and compassion determines the height of your ascension. Light and prayer are producing great miracles. God did not stop communicating with the Bible. When religion catches up to science we will have no more war. – Edna Lister, December 17, 1961.

All prayers are answered. You pray for a miracle with all your heart and soul and nothing happens to you that you can see or feel. Yet somewhere in the world, someone in desperate need has a miracle on your prayer. For every prayer becomes a miracle somewhere and your turn will come if you keep on praying for your miracle. Every prayer is answered now. – Edna Lister, December 27, 1961.

As you shade a lamp on earth, so is your countenance a shade between the Light and the world. A dark shade is not desirable if you want to see clearly. If the shade is dark, what good is the Light hidden within it? Therefore, think of your countenance as a crystal clear beauty for the Light to shine through, and remember, a frown destroys the symmetry and the beauty of the countenance God has created for you. As you make of yourself a crystal clear shade for the Light to shine through, it renews your beauty with a radiance that is not of the outer world but God's radiance shining into the world. Surrender to Him, to let His Light shine through beautifully, with all grace of compassion and love unfolding all about you.

Power is waiting out there in your star to be used. The Power and Substance are always there, but you must draw on them in prayer or treatment. Do this until you feel confident that healing is complete. – Edna Lister, December 31, 1961.

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Conquering Self 1962

The truth we teach on the Via Christa is not negative in any way, shape or form. How can you be negative if you follow Jesus the Christ, and the Mystic Brotherhood?

Metaphysicians, who tell their students to sit in a comfortable chair, help to cause their students' vibrations to sink to the lowest ebb. You must be alive, alight, alert, and aware to talk to God. Sit upright, keep your spine straight and your feet flat on the floor, but never put your hands on your knees. Raise your hands, palms turned inward and slightly cupped at the level of your ears. Take a deep breath, and zip yourself into a suit of Light. Now close out earth sounds, voices, traffic, heating vent sounds, fans, sirens, doors slamming, people near you, etc. Sound waves go around earth seven and a half times and impact you each time they come around. When someone calls your name, it can strike a blow in the solar plexus.

You can read beforehand to stop your thinking process, still the emotions, and to calm yourself. But you cannot read yourself into the golden silence. You can close out thought waves by imagining a picture. Ascend in consciousness and think about the Master and his voice. When you can hear him, you are in the golden silence.

The little self, still remaining to be lifted, causes you to stumble though rebellion and old habit patterns. Self pouts and asks, "Where is God?" or, "Why did this happen to me?" – Edna Lister, January 4, 1962.

In the morning, before you rise, make yourself a five-pointed star, and breathe yourself in with seven deep breaths. Talk to God, saying something like this —

"Thank Thee, Father, for this magnificent night spent in Thy Courts. Thank Thee for my instruction for service this day, for this day's perfect pattern and design. Use me constantly and let the Power move forth through me as needed. Let every negative be caught instantly and made into Light. Let Thy Light so shine through me that all whom I contact are made Light. Let Thy love use me to greet everyone I meet, to everyone in the world. I am Thy responsible daughter (son) of Light. Use me to release Thy Power as needed now and always. Glory unto Thee, and thank Thee, Father, for full comprehension of all that transpired this night. Thank Thee for this new, shining day and for the Light, strength, love, joy, faith, and enthusiasm to move through it as a cloud of glory on high, floating through the day within a sphere of Light. With Thee, all things are possible. I am Thine every moment of this glorious day, and miracle on miracle shall grace Thy world all day long."

At night, go out on a cloud and kneel before your Father. Approach Him, talk to Him saying, "Here I am Father. I lift every idle word, every worn out emotion, every past word, deed, picture and desire, every opinion and prejudice, all the lines to everyone I contacted and thought about today. Let Thy Light move through them and cleanse them all to melt, dissolve and absorb all today's darkness. Surround me with Thy walls of divine fire. Release me from guilt, self-condemnation, fear, grief, prejudice, opinions and thoughts for the self. Stretch me and expand me to become Your perfect one, an angel of grace and beauty, flexibility, and resilient strength. I love Thee, love Thee, love Thee. I come to serve this night in all Thy ways, to be instructed, to memorize what shall come tomorrow, what to do, and what to give. I set up this mind to register all Thou dost give me and return comprehending all. Thank Thee for all the answers and the discrimination to give the right answer at the right time, in the right way, and to know when to be silent. Thank Thee, Father, for today's experience. Let all the good be retained as pure gold, and let the dross and taint of earth be burned and dissolved in Thy fires of purification. I am Thine forever and ever." – Edna Lister, January 6, 1962.

"The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." – Philippians 4:7. Comprehension brings the soul to the peace that is above understanding. God adopts as His all the evil the Elect declare is His by saying, "Father, here it is. This is yours." God can then give it His name, which is Good. – Edna Lister, January 15, 1962.

God cannot stop a soul from behaving foolishly, badly, or even in evil ways, because His Magna Carta Liberatum [Great Charter of Liberties] grants the soul freedom to choose its own way. However, no one gets away with forcing himself to overwork or overdraw on his resources of packaged, stored-up energy. Witness your own high blood pressure. This is a combination purely excessive physical exertion and covered-up emotional resentment against your boss for pushing you so selfishly to do tasks that are not part of your job. It ties up with your old block of resentment against life, the world, and God that you weren't allowed make a killing in the stock market when you were so near to it! As long as a tiny taint of this old anger remains in your subconscious, you'll break out against evil and selfish practices in the business world and by so doing take on your boss's soul debts. The debts he owes will be added to your own debts that your sometimes negative attitude causes, and with worry and concern over your loved ones — and the answer is — high blood pressure! You just have to keep on not taking on extra debts, by using only the love of God, praising everyone and everything, and calling them all GOOD, now!

Declare to yourself every night before you sleep, "Name, you are sleeping sweetly tonight. Name, you sleep restfully. Name, your nerves relax. Cell tension is lifted while you sleep perfectly. You sleep in the arms of God." – Edna Lister, January 20, 1962.

Declare this now — "I live, move and have my being as God would have me. This moment I am consecrated, and this moment I am alive in God!" – Edna Lister, January 21, 1962.

The vision of seeing the beginning and the end is wonderful — don't get lost in that middle amazing interlude! Look on the weakness of your dear ones, those so close you know them so deeply, often, and see them as the green leaves of the bush and tree, coming out in the spring — they are the sprouts, still very green and tender. So, cherish them and let them grow.

Your idle words dilute the Power that is moving through you, delaying your miracles. Your words make the list of the laws of your life, for after all, your application of universal laws determines what returns to you and how you diluted the love that you express. – Edna Lister, January 24, 1962.

Use the clockwise rotary treatment over the heads of those who speak untruth, slander and outright lies, and declare the truth of perfection. Put crosses of Light on their lips and declare the Light of the Lord Jesus the Christ cannot speak unjust, untrue words. If someone presents a claim of malpractice, surround him in a sphere of Light and walls of Light. Declare all unjust papers in a lawsuit become invisible. Fill the person's surroundings, office, house, etc., with the Light of the Lord Jesus Christ constantly. Put walls of fire between those involved, and keep them encased in Light in shafts of fire. Keep the culprits in Light so bright they can do nothing! Don't let them be in the dark to work their darkness. Lift all and it turns into nothing.

God uses a disintegrator, so declare each disintegrator is a focal point for the release of God's Power, and that earth's evil is absorbed through them as they are thus used. They are vulnerable, so declare that as they lend themselves to spreading propaganda that all the brainwashing they send out shall be melted, dissolved, and absorbed in Light. The Father shall put the right words on their lips.

To treat the subconscious mind before sleep, say, "I AM loves you into oneness with soul. Thank Thee, Father, that Thou dost weave in this glorious subconscious mind of appetitive soul into this conscious mind and soul for greater service unto Thee. I AM now strong and balanced, healed of past emotions, of mind, of memory, spirit and body, wedded in the Christ, now expressing on earth. I AM now in the heart of the flame always, while doing God's work, disciplining self and working out my salvation here below." – Edna Lister, February 3, 1962.

To protect our nation, read this passage aloud — "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." – 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Do you want your loved one to hold what he has gained through surrender? Do you want deliberately to throw him from his high point with controversy and debts of blame? Why would you recreate an event that had been all but violent in him? How could you deliberately put a knife in his sheath of Light? Why would you use words that could possibly lead to darkness? How do you dare interfere with another's ascension? Why would you start something that would only degrade you from your high place? Why would you use words that could possibly charge a debt of blame to anyone or anything? – Edna Lister, February 4, 1962.

Of those who serve God, some are wholly glorious, others are fairly dependable, but some are utterly unreliable — the most unreliable are the intellectuals. The reliable ones love God and leave the thinking about evil to Him. When burning desire is to be faithful, it excels all personal selfishness Some, whose prayers may be adulterated by self, forever pray. Their prayers may be endless petitions, but their love of God and fear of the Lord leads to full obedience with no lukewarmness. The prayers of missionaries and the countless millions, of alcoholics and prostitutes, have been more acceptable and done more to keep earth in balance than all the selfish metaphysical statements in the world. Without their prayers, day and night, evil could have destroyed the earth.

All things increase, and all things are magnified to the glory of God where praise abounds from gratitude. When gratitude is your basis for prayer, you can have miracle on miracle. They shall surprise you, for now comes the time when all the prayers that have seemed unanswered and delayed are to return as full miracles. God answers every prayer as a miracle on earth for someone, whenever it is uttered. Later, after the earnings are finished and time is fulfilled, they are returned to you not void, but as unexpected miracles. They are not always the miracles you would have had years ago or last year, but they are miracles for this year and your exaltation.

Every day you take a step upward on the path of destiny and ascension. Although the time has seemed long, it has given you double good, in great measure pressed down and running over with life. To hold your gains is important, with no repetitive work of going up, falling and climbing again. To praise for ten minutes and reach up for ten minutes is necessary. Sing under your breath for ten minutes. Stand with arms raised for three minutes, then lean against the wall with arms straight up for ten more minutes. This sets the Power in atoms, molecules, and cells. This will set the miracle. Watch; take no advantage of the place you have earned. Be ever more selfless and serving. Now comes the polishing, and the rewards are assured for those who have stood through the fire of the day.

Watch your tones of voice as never before. See to it that your devotion is greater every hour of every day. It shall be rewarded. Be ever more selfless and serving. Remember to laugh, because laughter lifts and takes you out of a misadventure. – Edna Lister, February 7, 1962.

I've had a real soul purging and cleansing in every way! Whenever you find yourself in the position where you can do nothing right, no matter how or which way you work, use the time to search and uncover all possible flaws in your attitudes, tones of voice and words spoken. It leaves a sense of real soul-cleanliness. You either gain in endurance and fortitude, or end in weakness and self-pity. Well I've never had either of those last two, so I do feel I've been prepared for meeting the world's cannons when God is ready for me. – Edna Lister, February 24, 1962.

Do you know what ecstasy of soul is when you see it and hear it? You are your own barometer and you know exactly what the pressure is. Are you up, low or in the middle? There is no reason for any descent. When God has spoken, it shall come to pass. "Now is the high time. Now is the acceptable time for miracles."

Speak words of good and glory. There are so many beautiful words to use, better than the lesser ones. Use only the words of glory and all shall be well with your soul and with your loved ones. Ascend all the past, yours and your friends' past. Let God extract and purify the soul substance.

It is a law that the descended Elect may not strike the first blow, but they are expected to be wise and savvy enough to be prepared for whatever comes. – Edna Lister, March 18, 1962.

Do not let even one idle word get by without reaching up and saying, "Please wipe out this taint and let it be wiped clean from the records. This is good." Forget excusing the self. "I didn't mean it" is a curse, one of the greatest curses in the world today.

The Father's Light, Power and glory are full and complete, ready to become visible miracles at your spoken Word. Whatever your words proclaim, Light can create. To declare, "This is good. I accept" instantly, under all conditions, is the way to fulfill your covenant with God. Holding fast to this, you cannot fail. Perfection will be yours, for the Power is perfect. The Light is perfect. The glory is perfect, and you are of the life, the Light and the glory now and forever. Would God bring you this far and drop you? You are the best He has and you shall hold. Though all about you fail, you shall hold and you shall win. – Edna Lister, March 19, 1962.

The time now is when truth shall prevail. For truth to prevail, you must be established in love and wisdom. Love alone grows soft; when not balanced with wisdom, it is weak. When balanced, when knowing and when speaking in the name of Christ, Light melts the block. It is powerful when you use "In the name of Jesus the Christ, the only Begotten Son of God." When you, who have been given the gift of a contrite heart, use the name of Jesus, it releases enough Power to move the world into the Light. Use these words in your home, school, business, wherever you are. Power comes direct from the Source when you use the name of the only Begotten Son of God. It protects you in every way, health, whatever. He does the work.

After you have prayed, remember to remain still and in the silence while you wait to hear an answer. Say, "This is good," and all good will rush to your aid when you speak the Word. Nothing can be fashioned to touch the one who says, "This is good." Use it. Do not fret. Put it upon a shelf of Light.

Every cell of the body possesses a built-in healing mechanism. – Edna Lister, March 22, 1962.

Rocky is the way for the virgin soul returning to assume the full character of the Crown — full of pitfalls is the path, with quicksand and abysses to fall into. There is no easy way to conquer self and ascend. Wherever you have allowed self-pity or thoughts of self to take over for even a short time, the way grows ever harder, ever steeper until conquering becomes almost a nightmare in some places. Every detrimental rock slide or pitfall made by corroding self-pity must be filled so they will not trip you to the bottom again. Like being lost in the forest, you go 'round and 'round the same path, falling into the same ditches until desire for ascension becomes your soul's burning motivation and determination.

Indifference can turn out to be deadly. Getting the average soul to understand the need to add each conquering to the Light, hour by hour, without slipping is almost impossible. Put every smallest law into practice on everything that follows. Leave no overlooked laws scattered along the path as stumbling blocks. Only when you choose full discipline before the Councils can you take your original place. Faithfulness without works is a fantasy. The way is one of constant, alert soul conquering of self in loving compassion, devotion to God and rejoicing. You must lift all self to return to your full identity. Be alive and alert in all departments of life wherever you are, pay attention to details using observation, attention and action. – Edna Lister, March 23, 1962.

Your Guards release the Power for you to build a supreme picture-mold of the destiny you should become. Then you must create the conditions, work to release the Power, cleanse your mind and hold the picture long enough to bring it to pass. The difficulty is weakness of combined will and desire. You succumb to appearances, become afraid, and let the deadly sins of discouragement and disappointment take hold. Build again from the bottom until you learn to be steadfast and hold, to let nothing deter or weaken you. Stand and having done all, stand and let the Power finish the work. Hold every inch of ground you have gained. Let your love expand in breadth, length, depth and height, until you can see the Master's presence in your work place, underlying every darkness. Where you are, there he is, too, blessing you to hold you and to bring you to full glory of expression and love. – Edna Lister, March 27, 1962.

Wait upon the Lord in the high place. Declare, "In the name of Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God, let Light prevail." Use his name. You cannot use it enough. With it, you can build a vibration that will tear down the evil from the earth. A wondrous vibration crumbled the walls of Jericho. Many walls of Jericho need to be cast down today. Ending evil is the most pressing need in the world. This is not lip service, or piling up words — it is the truth, the law. You are powerful, in the name of Jesus the Christ, the only Begotten Son, when you dare to speak the Word in his name. To you, who have been given this glorious gift of a contrite heart and devotion to the law, enough Power to move the world into Light is available. Fill your home, business place, stores with the Light, the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God. When you use the name of Jesus the Christ, his name protects the cells of your body and the glands of the higher creative center. Jesus' name protects you in every way, physical, mental, emotional, because you have done spoken in his name, and he does the work for you.

Truth shall always prevail. Being established in the principles of complete love and wisdom is necessary, for love, standing alone, grows sentimentally soft. Love, not balanced with wisdom, is weak and turns on itself. But when you balance the two and know that the Father does the work — that He sends the Power through you — you can speak in the name of Jesus the Christ, and all things shall be added." The doors will open. Every block will be dissolved. Perfect positions with plenty of remuneration, health of body, wonderful strength is all waiting to use you. Speak the Word and see. Speak it with love and wisdom, for love is brisk and eternal, love is firm and wavers not. It is the strong, powerful faith that it contains. It is joy, and supreme knowledge poured on you to answer your prayers and questions.

The kingdom is open to you, and is yours to enter and take possession of the greatness and the glory. It is a kingdom of Light and Power, joy and youth, new ideas and beauties beyond earth's ability to give. Therefore, stand and know, and be happy. Believe and have faith and, above all, hold and remember that if your constant words are, "In the name of Lord Jesus the Christ, the only Begotten Son," you will hold. You cannot slip when you are voicing his name. You will be obedient to all the laws. Let nothing shake your delight in the law, corrupt your views, or lessen your faith. Declare, "This is good," and every Power of the universe is under command to turn black evil into good. The evil ones are helpless and impotent when you speak the Word, "This is good." Use it.

Every cell of the body possesses a built-in healing mechanism. Stand in the Light, ascend into the Light for two minutes, before speaking. In praying, ask for what you want. Be sure to make the right statements. This is what ails you: How you pray, the idle words that you speak. To put evil on the run, be positive. – Edna Lister, March 28, 1962.

Five principles in action as man are Light, color, tone, number and name, which is the spoken Word. When combined with burning desire, vivid imagination and acting as if, the Word produces form. You must back your spoken Word with a burning desire, a vivid imagination and acting as if you had it without question. Every wish is finally and eventually fulfilled. Everything is yours. Keep your emotions, mental life and imagination lifted. The greatness of imagination, thinking and desire determines the difference between a slow process and an instant miracle. Under process come delays and failures. God shortens time in a miracle.

You can accept either the truth of appearance or the truth of reality. Some deny the truth of reality because they do not understand the difference between the truth of appearance and the truth of reality. Love of God demands that you accept the truth of appearance, yet instantly lift it without believing it. Do not waste time, but lift it as high as you can. Enter the Light and declare, "Let the Light possess me." The Master has given you a special shaft of Light permeating you. To invoke this, declare, "I arise and enter the Father's House, and I wait upon the Lord for the right answer."

One caution — remember that you strengthen what you repudiate. As you work with the truth and make statements, the appetitive soul is ever more eager to be free, and will test the new limits imposed by soul. If you let a line of Light slip, reach out with your arms, saying, "Let all the lines that are not held high be brought in," and give them to the Father. Your Guards will separate the lines, lifting and holding them. Those, who are unable or unwilling to hold to a higher point may yank them from their hands, but you can gather them a thousand times a day, even while you are busy. You need no special time or place. Mentally reach out your arms to gather all the lines of earth and give them to the Legions of Christ. – Edna Lister, March 29, 1962.

It is a comfort to know that Light will overcome all darkness and evil through your dynamic and positive statements of high trust in God. Use, "In the name of Jesus the Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, let it be done" to fill hospitals, conference halls, schools, offices and all places of business. Say it and hold fast to its truth, for it wipes out evil. Evil cannot exist where you say it, so hold. You have been given the magic words of all creation, and the charter to use them. Now make the choice to be strong, as powerful and divine as your birthright demands. You follow God, in whom is no darkness, so face the Light.

Declare, "In the name of Jesus the Christ, the only Begotten Son of God, let the evil ones step into the Light and declare themselves." Pray in the name of the Lord Jesus the Christ, the only Begotten Son of God, and their words will declare what they are, all over the world, to convict them. God has spoken, the Light has come and the Armageddon is finished on the inner. Evil cowers. Make no mistake, there is more evil, more treachery, and it may look at times as though the world were gone. However, your task is to know that everything is good and in the Light.

Declare, "In the name of the Lord Jesus the Christ, let Light, Power and glory fill this body." Stand for a moment in the morning, kneel on God's footstool, think up and do this, before you start the day. If you feel weakness or are looking into the past, go some place quiet and do it mentally during the day. This is the law, and it will work beautifully in its miraculous ways for you.

Remember, you may not ask why, because the answer is that you have turned from the Light in the asking. Lift the force of the world, not through your body but by saying, "In the name of the Lord, Jesus the Christ." Force goes through the body only when you "if" or "but" or "why" or grow lukewarm. Make anything that touches you pay great dividends.

Step softly, speak gently and use your eyes and ears. You can always hear the Master's voice when you are not indifferent or wandering in some maze of your own making. See the Light, feel the Light and hold fast to the Light before speaking. Up is only one direction. It can never be up and down. What good does your treatment do when you spend the Power to descend, and consume it as you return? It is high time that your covenant with God ceases to be from the teeth out. Stay high in consciousness, and climb higher with each word and blow from the outside. Go forward, balanced, with no fear, not the slightest, of falling into a ditch.

You are standing in God's Light and the Light uses you. The good you do is your best at that moment, according to the level on which you stand, higher or lower. You are now responsible for your thinking, pictures and feelings. The question is, how responsible is responsible? You may choose full or part-time responsibility, no matter what your vows are, for your actions are the measuring rods. – Edna Lister, March 29, 1962.

One of the greatest keys to the kingdom is "diligence where you are." Begin by praising God, thanking Him for the gift of life, and take off from there. Boredom is a lack of life, and the only way to open new channels of life is to be grateful for what you have. Boredom is a curse. To counter and protect against becoming bored, do not allow a single vibration to lessen itself. Remember to build up every part of living by praising the simplest things, the breath to live, to see, to hear, to enjoy for a tingling, vital life. Things that the world takes for granted are the things that, when praised, will increase life, health, happiness, joy and added things. Now is the time to see yourself being rained on by $1,000 bills. What you give shall be returned to you.

To put only 40 percent into your efforts creates regression. Putting 100 percent into every hour means ascension and exaltation. Lackluster performance results from suspended consciousness. You gain neither reward nor ascension, remaining betwixt and between. Something new is always waiting to be contacted in the glory of Divine Mind. Begin prayer at a point of praising God, thanking Him for the gift of life and take off from there, because boredom is lack of life. Boredom is a curse. – Edna Lister, March 30, 1962.

The time has come for you to be untouchable by challenges of your own creation. Now, every idle word you speak becomes your own challenge of darkness against you. Under the law, you are responsible to lift your own darkness. You accept the idle words pointed out to you, but let ten others slip by. Thus, your every idle word becomes an instant challenge to you, until you fully accept your responsibility. – Edna Lister, March 31, 1962.

If you repudiate a duty or responsibility, you meet it again in seven different harder ways. When you begin to chasten yourself, you will lighten God's load. Each has a fate line, a path of destiny, and a line of transition between the path of destiny and the fate line, to cross the abyss. The whole world follows its own fate line, bumbling along in the dark. You may pray for a line of transition in a time of change from the old to the new along any line in life. A path of destiny involves what you do. A line of transition is what you do after changing your mind. Every real prophetic prediction comes to pass, but when you pray to set it aside, you can redeem the force in a lesser way. For example, your prayer could avert a major motor accident, yet a few days later you may bump a fender to lift the force.

When you vacillate without lifting, you create delay. You cannot hold by using vacillation and martyrdom. Your foundation goes to the center of earth, anchored by pillars of Light. One grain of wheat does not bake a loaf of bread, so stand firm, without wavering, to reach the goal. You must graduate from the "I hope, I want, I wish" class, which curses — "I'll try. I did not mean it." Walk, or crawl if you must, but climb. The greatest strength looks through the mask of darkness and worships the Light. As long as you can criticize another's darkness, you are worshiping the darkness in him. – Edna Lister, April 2, 1962.

Declare that any eclipse is an eclipse of darkness, then lift it into the Light to be melted, dissolved and absorbed. An eclipse eliminates all lack and unnatural limits, cutting off the old, giving you new freedom of choice. An eclipse lifts you from the grave of doubt and fear into resurrection and ascension. You must ascend your fears. You have repeatedly prolonged your transition time of moving from the fate line onto your path of destiny by considering darkness. What do you choose? Weave in the new and work out your salvation.

"Every cell unneeded, unlike God and God's divine pattern shall be melted, dissolved and absorbed." This is the law. Let it be so. Give the body over to God completely, doing all the necessary things of earth, otherwise, letting it be. – Edna Lister, April 4, 1962.

Without the Elect working through love, the Father can wipe out darkness only by exploding stars through novas and supernovas. Mind can be educated, Substance can be cleansed with love, but misused Power is force, which you can lift only through a physical object. The descended Elect need not be told that Jesus is the only Begotten Son of God. Those who are coming up through evolution will argue about it. We are enrolled in the Royal College of Wisdom. The entrance fee is responsibility to work with Jesus the Christ. You learn to remain silent and to know that steadfastness of purpose is an absolute necessity.

The only right that spiritual seeing gives you is to help the other fellow get up, cleaned up, and on his way. What is your potential? What do you think you can do? Read the Beatitudes. "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." – Romans 13:12. Also, see "For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear." – Mark 4:28. "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." – Galatians 5:22-23. "For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth." – Ephesians 5:9. "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." – Philippians 4:8.

What is your idea of forever on these topics? Forever is the duration of an intensely lived experience, a condition in time and space with respect to duration. Your mind is conditioned and is the conditioner. Your job is to be an instrument for the fulfillment of miracles. To accomplish a physical miracle after having done all, stand unwavering, unmoving, untouchable by anything the world can say or do. Say, "I reach out with my arms of Light and bring it together for good." – Edna Lister, April 4, 1962.

How loudly do you feel like singing out that you love God? You breathe that power of love with every breath you draw. Think about it. A monkey breathes same power but can't think about it, you should. – Edna Lister, April 8, 1962.

You can make vows as high as your desire to assume responsibility. You can extend vows of responsibility taken for a loved one, to cover any amount of world responsibility with no more effort in releasing Power than it takes to lift a loved one. It is just a matter of quantity, for the quality is already there when you desire to lift a loved one. The only obligation for taking on full responsibility is to cast a glance, a thought over the world, which you can do in an instant. God will send the Power needed to o'ershadow and absorb the darkness anywhere in the world. This requires no specific statements or prayers, just letting.

Every word you have ever spoken has its apportioned share of Power. If you have left idle words floating around, they, too, will receive their apportionment of Power. Darkness must have something to beat against before being shattered and lifted, like waves on a rocky shore. Otherwise, it rolls round the world and gathers more force. Remember, the Power that goes forth must increase in quality and quantity for the next lap. Nothing can resist Power when you release it selflessly. It is the fire that consumes darkness. – Edna Lister, April 9, 1962.

The Divine o'ershadows us. I would like to wave a wand and open your eyes. This may be your very moment of seeing. The keynote of love that you strike opens a vibration. The way to a perfect vibration is to lay all your gifts on the altar, especially if some of them have been a dark or smudgy. Do all that you need to do, while working out your own salvation. Let your love ride forth, pure, not anchored by the world's problems. Remain ascended in consciousness, with clean hands and pure heart. – Edna Lister, April 15, 1962.

To be a mediator, you must remain outwardly conscious to know that the Master always brings the vibration; therefore, remain completely protected, alert and alive, permitting no idle words or anything of self. A mediator must completely surrender to the Light only, while she ponders and speculates before illumination can come.

You have come through dozens of initiations as temptations. Always hold the knife in your hand, as Abraham did, and wait for the ram in the bushes. Accept instantly, then wait upon the Lord in quiet confidence, doing all in obedience on the outer, using logic, reason discretion, discrimination, discernment, doing it because of, not in spite of. When you hang on by your eyelashes in your climb upward, you wait on the Lord.

You have won because of your loyalty to principle and God's personality, your acceptance, waiting, logic, reason, discernment, discrimination, discretion, not loving God in spite of the tests but because He is God. The difference is working in quiet confidence and faith, which is firm and bold, but impersonal. Under acceptance, you are pliable, malleable and movable to wherever God needs you. Stand before your altar waiting upon the Lord, carrying on your business. Be obedient. Stop, wait, look and listen, then reach out with your arms of Light to bring in the sheaves. – Edna Lister, April 16, 1962.

A knowing faculty in man needs no other confirmation or proof when it hears the truth. – Edna Lister, April 17, 1962.

This is the Father's Balance Sheet: When you curse God, He lets it go forth to draw unto itself its kind, and when you pray, it is drawn in on wings of your prayer to be lifted. Just as the curse attracts to itself things of alike nature in kind as it goes around the world, so do the wings of your prayer lift all your debts to be consumed. – Edna Lister, April 18, 1962.

The Bible is alive. It is important that we know we are under a ruling God, divinely omnipotent, all Power. His word is law. – Edna Lister, April 19, 1962.

You can partake of all the knowledge in the Mind of God. All you need to do is to contact the whole Mind, which is contained in a single atom.

The traits of mastery include being dependable, graciously willing acceptance, to think, and to be amenable to changes. You are on display to show what living a Christed life can mean. Pour out Power on all your projects and reach out with your arms and say, "Come unto me my little sheep," and draw what you have created in the invisible, unto you and it shall become visible. All knowledge gained through personal experience is kept in your own soul records. However, the River of Life is also impressed with the same experience vibrations and the life sparks are carried to the outer magnetic wall, and are stored. To keep ideas, new plans and experiences secret, visualize them as being contained in a blue egg for gestating until the right time to release them.

There seems to be no end to the magnetic drawing ability of a vibration started on speculation. Speculation is the penetrating line you throw up in the air as a fakir throws a rope to climb. It is under the same law, which is why it is imperative that you are balanced, so that it can go straight to the mark. Once thrown in the air on any one line, it will hang there until the next round of speculation is possible, and only falls back to earth if you regress.

Acceptance, then surrender, according to and accompanied by a proper repentance sums your earning power. You can attain any height by this method. Continue cultivating a fine, high ability to accept. It is absolutely necessary as a part of your training, since greater things can be given only on this ability to accept. One habit of self-discipline makes it easier for the next one. This habit is established, and from one established habit, all others can be raised. – Edna Lister, April 20, 1962.

You keep your vows according to the total of your convictions. How absolute how are they? Put up your mental antennae, and keep them up. Yesterday is gone. Forget the past. Here and now is your chance. If your conviction, if your love of God is deep enough, you have no past and are beginning anew today. Declare, "The Father fulfills every promise this moment." You must have the conviction that you belong. God has not adopted you. You are His sons and daughters. God's love is untainted by self-love. The adulteration of earth cuts off God's love but love is still there. Choose now. – Edna Lister, April 22, 1962.

Examine the past lightly to wipe soul records but do not dwell on it. If you feel tainted in any way, put the taint in the fire on the altar. You have plowed through evil for millennia, and it has been deep, life after life, cleaning up dirt and filth. You were not part of it, but were used for lifting darkness. Occasionally you tasted the darkness, which is why you have had such a sense of guilt. You shall now have great healing. – Edna Lister, April 23, 1962.

Of all the treasures of the soul, acceptance is the greatest jewel. To accept lovingly, without rancor or hurt is the true attitude of the ascending creator gods. To dwell on your own humility or ability to be humble closes the crown, and the full glory of the Holy Spirit becomes a mere trickle. So do not say, "I am humble," for that lowers your vibration and sets you in a corner alone. Yet to stand and say, "Father, I accept and lift. I cover the transgressions of others," is the way of the almighty and glorious ascending creator gods.

Begin the day with an expectant attitude and a desire to cover the transgressions of others, even to take the blame, lift the error and to give love and love and more love. This is the glory and the only way to open the full Kingdom of the Source. "I accept, I praise, I love" are the words that will bring the fruits of the Spirit into expression. To achieve, remember this: Your work must equal the Power moving through you and you must back it with persistence, perseverance and a continuous soul-need to move higher, to reach higher, to understand more, to comprehend more. – Edna Lister, April 27, 1962.

Keep the mystical eye turned upward. Leave the worldly eye of mind and ascend to the mystical eye of revelation. Only the known and the unknown exist, and no one can take what you know from you. First, man must know himself to have identity as three in one — appetitive soul, rational soul and Oversoul must agree. Second, man must understand his relationship to others. Third, man must understand his relationship to God. This gives you your identity with God. You must know the nature of man, the nature of God, the nature of man to man, and the nature of man to God.

God gives, and man receives. Jesus said, "He is our Father, we are His sons and daughters." You must know your Source of identity and the method of holding to your source. The first chapter of John, and the Epistle of James also speak of this. Let the Power and Substance fill your desire molds, and let the Mind of God fulfill your desires. We call it digging ditches, opening purses, and gathering in. – Edna Lister, April 30, 1962.

A just appraisal is different from suspicion, criticism or analysis. In analysis, you can still be critical, condescending and intensely personal. Your own opinions and prejudices are always involved. Many pursue analysis as self justification and as congratulating the self's satisfying insight. In suspicion, you create the thing of which you are suspicious. "Well, I have the name, so I might as well play the game" is an old adage. In criticism, you create a black cloud of blame over the one criticized and passing judgment holds you both in bondage until the criticizer pays the debt. The last thing forgiven is found where you have criticized unjustly.

A just appraisal has several steps, which include a complete surrender of self under the three steps of forgiveness: First, I forgive him but he'd better not do it again. Second, Father, You forgive him. Third, Father, forgive me lest I speak a word that could offend my brother and cause him to stumble. Praise is the second step; praise all the previous work done by the individual or the organization. For example, God used even Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, the Nazis and the Communists to ascend earth and the masses. The third step is lifting individuals away from earth into heavenly realms by whatever procedure means release for them. We lift them to God, knowing that the Father is doing the work. – Edna Lister, May 1, 1962.

When you ask for protection, the subconscious mind draws the protective shield or veil you need from the atmosphere. To form a sheath of protection, put up your hands and say, "Father, let Thy energy possess me. Move in and possess me. Take charge of my body, and recharge me. The River of Life is flowing through me." – Edna Lister, May 3, 1962.

The Power mounts until Ascension Day. Councils try every soul on earth to see how much Power each can raise his vibration to equal. This is also jet age power, coming through mechanically. Many regular churchgoers' bodies vibrate at the "horse and buggy" stage. Their opinions and prejudices, likes and dislikes, and the damage their condemnation and criticism does to their vibration holds them back. When you strip yourself of preconceived ideas about God, you will leave the horse and buggy stage. When you can no longer say, "That will never happen," you'll be free. You can mentally accept all the benefits of science and remain in the emotional horse and buggy stage.

The Power is increased in initiatory work until Ascension Day. Then they hold the lights and Power steady until August 10, to see what we will do under this added illumination on law. All your sacrifices of Lent build up to the forty days from Easter to Ascension Day. The greater your recognition of your identity with God, the greater your conquering. – Edna Lister, May 6, 1962.

Love shall rule when the Elect speak the Word as One, together.

Do not accept the horizontal intellectual plane as your natural place. It is easy to slip below this if you allow it. – Edna Lister, May 7, 1962.

Faith and doubt: You live in the mess of self-satisfied faith if you do not have doubts. So, when you doubt, be sure to put it on a shelf of Light for illumination. You doubt because you still do not fully comprehend. Stand in the Light and ask that your brain cells be filled with Light to translate the ideas directly from divine mind. Declare, "Let that mind be in me that was in Christ Jesus. Thank You, Father that it is so."

For an idea to catch fire and to register on the brain cells, you must catch the vibration that goes seven times around earth to impress it on the conscious memory. If your attention is diverted, it acts as only one shock on the brain cells, and you forget it. This is a psychological fact. Every word goes around earth seven times before the vibration closes. If your mind is quickened and you want to know more, it makes a track in the brain cells at the seventh impression.

If you are rebellious, willful or hurt and close it out the first three times around, it makes no lasting impression. Although you need it, you do not heed. We say, "Hearken, heed, hear and obey." To hearken means to open completely on the seventh time around. To heed means to hold. To hear means to set it in your memory for further use and reference. To obey means to heed law and live it. This is the law. This is the truth, and it shall stand.

It takes as much strength to meet joy as it does sorrow. Joy hurts, but in a good way. You have been hurt good many times. You have had good worldly teachers. Now it is up to you to hold your place. Each has scattered herself in separate ways. Bring yourself together at night and remember your full identity. Reach and love but do not invest your full life in earth love. – Edna Lister, May 14, 1962.

Asking why is illegal on the inner. Even when a Council makes it legal, beware: Do not linger too long after asking. – Edna Lister, May 17, 1962.

How great do you think God is? Do you ever review or consider the marvels that have been concepts in God's Mind since the beginning? Man is just learning to tune into the right station to gather these concepts as ideas. To bring these untapped marvels through the veil, you need only to extend the tendrils of your mind to the One Mind. Someone said that one woman in prayer was helpful, one hundred women in prayer are powerful, one thousand women could sway the world, while one million women praying could bring peace tomorrow. God has already equipped you to tap the Source of Power. Most do nothing about it. It is not enough to just exist each day. Let "From here on up" be your motto. Ascend from existence as a self to the life of God as the soul you are, where you live, move and have your being.

True love is an etheric and magnetic current, not griping about hot or cold or any of the extremes. A complaint is a complaint. You must face that concrete fact. You must love enough, using the etheric current descending and the magnetic current ascending to join it, balancing you and putting you in tune with the Power of the living God. Dig in and conquer, which is the whole process of life, from birth to ascension. Conquering begins in grade school, when you first make your hands obey by learning how to write. Conquering is the keynote of learning.

There is but one law for you, the law of honor, the Way of Light, and you walk therein. Many throw mud at one who is just starting. Many find critical things to do and say about one who has advanced on the Path, from jealousy. Later they will say, "I knew her when." A thousand words of approbation and flattery will cover every ugly word that has bruised you, which will mean nothing later, for you are well trained. – Edna Lister, May 20, 1962.

Asking why is illegal in heaven. Even when they make it legal, beware not to linger too long in asking. – Edna Lister, May 21, 1962.

Create no more false images of any manner or kind. Instead, see perfection and instantly lift all imperfections. Above all, do not seek credits. You may permit self no excuses, no self-justification, no self-exaltation. Declare, "I AM God's messenger servant, doing my loving best for Him every hour. God cannot fail, and I shall not fail Him for He needs me now as I am, in His Name." Then declare, "This is good," while rejoicing and praising every moment. – Edna Lister, May 25, 1962.

If you think your love was not great enough when you spoke the Word for a prayer mold, speak the declaration again. The Power of the Word goes forth and will do the work intended in the first place. You can make your love as lavish as you choose now. – Edna Lister, May 27, 1962.

You are learning how to become law. One who has become law could not sit in unjust judgment of another under any condition. Condemnation, criticism and blame are sitting in judgment. If the other is unwise, you may say, "It seems to me …" or, "This law has worked for me," then give law, but you may not say the other is disobeying. – Edna Lister, May 29, 1962.

When you go out for a soul flight, leave a recording consciousness while your active consciousness travels with your desire body. This work God has given me to teach is anything but acceptable to those who live in a state of consciousness that refuses to take responsibility. The world does not really want to accept responsibility. Eventually, you must see the other fellow as perfect, as Light where he is, and lift him. Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." – Luke 23:34. That was all the world could take for 2,000 years. Now we say, "Father, forgive me for doing something to cause my brother to stumble."

When the other fellow offends or annoys you, remember, "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." – John 22:21. Just ascend into the Light and say, "This is good." The law works for every good thought. Keep your own life sparks clean. Declare, "I am in the Light, o'ershadowed with wings of Light." The requirements of law are higher now than last year. Stand in the Light and quit rationalizing and explaining. – Edna Lister, June 7, 1962.

Your creations of imagination, thinking, and emotions trail behind you. Every miscreation starts as a misapprehension you have enthroned in your consciousness. The Light is perfect, and when you stand in the Light, so are you. All declarations are mental. When you truly stand in the Light, you are in ecstasy, not thinking, just being. The Father is always ready and waiting to ascend you. Healing is Light allowed in with no resistance. A line of Light extends from the Source to your soul. Without this lifeline, no one could ever return home.

Each is earning back his place. An "almost-but-hardly" almost accepts and practices, but holds out some self. Any "I" is a holdout on God's perfection. The one who has earned the right to know knows where the other fellow stands without judging him. Rational soul I AM reaches up to become one with the Oversoul. "THAT I AM" represents the Oversoul identified with the Light. Say, "I am," reach up and stand in the Christ Light. You have no words to remember, no words to become, just ascend and surrender self to be possessed of the Light of the Lord. Surrender is complete giving up of self to be possessed of Light; no mental process is necessary. You can do it if you really want it.

Raise your arms to breathe deeply and ascend in consciousness so that the stomach, heart and lungs function as one when the magnetic currents touch them. When you raise your arms, the desire body vital centers and mental body lotus centers open wide, and the etheric currents fuel your ascension. Refusal to accept responsibility results in stubbornness in conquering, resistance to hearing a new law, and rebellion. The magnetic currents of earth fuel the self and its resistance to change. No matter where you are on the Via Christa, if you delay when it is time to accept the law you have heard, no matter how far you have climbed, you use the magnetic currents, not the etheric. Even mild resentment or rebellion pulls the magnetic current through you to reinforce the self-will. Your reaction will also draw the magnetic currents coming through family, friends, and coworkers, adding their force as momentum. This pushes emotional and mental fatigue residue past your navel center to the crown to meet the etheric currents descending. It ejects these poisons through the eyes to cause severe headaches [migraine and cluster headaches].

Move up in consciousness and raise your hands before you say, “Father, move in and possess me.” Responsibility is standing in the Light. The one who sees God in everyone and declares all things good has the divine protection of the etheric currents. When someone is wallowing in magnetic currents, ask that etheric currents mop up his mess. Declare, "Let God's joy and love flow through him." Love and Wisdom form the Holy Spirit, which carries the Love.

Responsibility is standing in the Light. He who sees God in everyone and declares all things good is divinely protected by the etheric currents. Stubbornness creates a film over the eyes that eventually can create cataracts. When you accept, your eyes will water, or you will weep to cleanse them. When it happens in public places, it is a sign of protection against taking anything in through the brow or crown centers. The tear ducts are part of the lymph system; therefore, drinking plenty of pure water is important.

Jesus could give only the first grades of the Via Christa school when he was here. Now you can see the intermediate and advanced grades beyond. Just to repeat the words he spoke, does not unfold their Source-meaning. Stand in full Light, surrendered, to work out your salvation on three levels at once, subconscious, conscious and God-conscious. Never descend from the Light. Declare, "I stand in the Light my Father sends so that I may work out my salvation." Your head holds all the necessary equipment, yet you must move above it. You can extend your vision all over earth to lift. Imagination, lifted as vision, enables you to use what you have. Never remain under your skull. Declare, "I am the Light. Let Light go forth." Give children of earth the treatment, "This, too, shall pass away under the power of God's love." – Edna Lister, June 7, 1962.

Insight looks within the animal life sparks to trace the pattern of their experience. When you teach, you use the energy coming through the shaft of Power in the room, which makes your words into bullets of Light, which the students' Guards direct to them. The magnetic current rises, etheric current descends and the right words shoot out. Before you go to sleep, see your students on a cloud of glory covered with a shaft of fire so they may ascend and understand the instruction. Tell them to declare, "I AM the Light. I AM the joy."

When you put self in the balance scales, the Master will stand on the other side to balance you. If your scale pan sags, what precious chunk of self can you discard to become Light? What is worth holding onto if the Light cannot fully move through your body? What little thing of self is worth letting your scale pan sink? You can be full of life. The only thing difficult in ascension is thinking about it. The doing is not hard. It is just an act of soul freedom to surrender self to God. How often in five minutes can you think around earth to lift it? If that is possible, what do you think God can do? The vibration is universal Light that absorbs all darkness and lesser ideas.

God's laws are established. The Father's kingdom is open to the Source to empower soul vision so you can see what to lift. Declare that your vision skims evil, as you would skim jelly, to loosen it from earth. Glance and skim until the Legions of Christ have skimmed all the loosened evil. When you can remember the little that you think you have, you will be amazed at the miracles in your life. Move up in consciousness, into the Light. – Edna Lister, June 7, 1962.

The life waves of souls are returning home, so excluding one section of earth, a race, a people, a class, a religion is impossible. God wants all His children to come home. He hears the prayers of earth, from the lowest to the highest, and the highest prayers prevail. His love absorbs even the bigotry of intolerant prayers and selfish prayers. He declares all prayers good, from lesser to greater. Witness what love can do when the Supreme Holy One collapses time and space to make earth One with Himself. All is being enfolded into Light. – Edna Lister, June 17, 1962.

Uphold all principles and laws and remember to say, "Thank Thee, Father, for Thy perfect will and ways are now taking over my life. Accept these prayers. Release this power of love of the Christ through me so that wherever I go, I shall spread joy abroad." The interpretation will come when you surrender self to be used by Power. Stand as if knowing that nothing will happen to this planet. Many scoff, fear and blaspheme God. Yet God holds earth as He holds your destiny in His hands. – Edna Lister, August 5, 1962.

Release ample substance of love to fulfill dream-desires and fill prayer molds immediately. Release the Power through the joy of praising. Take time to declare, "This is good." Let us have plenty of "good" vibration in words to do what we desire to make visible. The Elect are ascending force a thousand-fold faster than ever. Earth is held. Yet we need to release an ever-increasing amount of praise, of joy, of love to accelerate the fulfillment soon enough to hold our gains. – Edna Lister, August 7, 1962.

When confronted with evil, say, "In the name of Jesus the Christ, show your colors," and it will disappear. The heavy gravity of earth floats up to the knees. To indulge in any evil, one must submerge the self in the heaviness of gravitation and wallow in it. To "see" evil, you must submerge yourself to the neck, but it cannot touch you unless you lend yourself to it. Your tests come from everywhere, through the body, friends, family and the world. Enter your Father's House and stand as you know that nothing can touch you while you wait upon the Lord. Light tests you with temptations and trials by fire. The first step in any situation is to declare, "You are good." God now says to His Elect, "You have the Light. Declare it." Otherwise, enjoy your suffering and have a good time. Why do you not accept God's perfection?

You will always have to clean your house and your neighbor's, the block, and the whole world. Everyone who has sojourned on earth has had frozen nerves in the sacrum plexus center. Unfortunately, as memories arise, you may hide them in denial. Everyone has tried to kill desire. Yet desire operates on the Love emanation, and you cannot kill God. Desire is the Creative Impulse the motive power of the universe, so use it to remain in the Light. You have cleansed your subconscious mind partially. Only the world-mind taints remain for you to lift instantly as you walk through them.

As long as you have taints, you must lift for yourself. Do not kid yourself — you have memory impressions buried in the subconscious mind. As you glance at it, say, "Here it is, Father, make it and all like it in the world into Light." Pull the impressions out by the roots. Every time you conquer, you thaw some frozen sacral nerves. When you conquer something from the world mind, you free a nerve in the sacral ganglia. When the last of these nerves opens to allow the creative fire to flow up into the spine, it waters the liver, spleen, stomach and all other organs. Each of the Elect still has a few roots in the sacrum plexus that must come to life. Every atrophied nerve is a taint to lift. As you lift, it is Light. Illumination then takes charge. – Edna Lister, August 9, 1962.

If you have a problem or need an answer, stand in the middle of the room and ask, "What would Jesus the Christ do here?" When you need to choose, stand in the Father's house and use logic, reason, discernment, discrimination and discretion when He gives you something. Take time to see the end of everything before you begin. Screen it through the faculties by bringing all faculties to bear on it, and you can discern the end from the beginning. Ask, "Is this good for the whole world to do always?" Only then is it good. God has given you the power of right judgment, so take time to be logical, reasonable, discerning, discriminating and discrete. Bringing the faculties to bear is your criterion of judgment. Take time to follow through on every line of Light that you create.

When another makes demands, say, "This is wonderful. How long have you thought about it? When do you want to do it? What day do we set aside to do this?" By asking questions, the other person may change his mind. If he must do it, insists on doing it, then do it. However, apply your faculties, and use the Christ Spirit on it. Delay the adversary with a smile.

Evil, as it approaches, will bypass you if nothing in you attracts it. Maintain a buffer zone of Light and fire around yourself. If you do attract evil, lift it swiftly and call it Light. When you have lifted the present, review the past thirty years and before to lift that, too. Continue doing this and lift all force that comes to mind. Declare a heavenly vacuum cleaner to raise as much crystallized substance as possible from the world mind, swamps, in the houses of the wealthy, the privileged and among the well-educated, who can also be the most evil. Continue loosening and vacuuming it.

Old age begins in the knees and the muscles of the face, around the mouth and eyes. Rejoice, live, move and have your being in the Light. Be aware of all that you do. Laughter is greater than prayers. Be joyous, be free and be of Light in continuity, faithfulness and rapture. Have you exercised the rapture of the love of God? Be this as your natural estate. God is strong when you are fatigued. Do you think that the love of God has forsaken earth? Do not ever stop. Remain conscious of joy at the highest point, for this is youth. Say, "This moment, this day, I see the end from the beginning" whenever you pray. Follow your declarations with, "This I do now for the end." This creates a combination of love and wisdom to go forth with the Christ Light. – Edna Lister, August 9, 1962.

The price for partaking of the full glory of celestial radiance is complete surrender of self, not a pseudo surrender. Not the inch at a time surrender, forgotten in a few minutes. The price for partaking of this fullness of beauty is an all-out surrender that shall outlast all eternity. The rewards of surrender to the Father are unimaginable strength, illumination, glory, ecstasy, and rapture of joy. This rapture may be yours, filling you before you can bear witness to it. Your body shall be full of Love and Light. Your feet shall float above earth. Your hands shall lift and heal.

The prayers of the faithful are so devotional, so compassionate that they wipe out the feeble, weak, intermittent prayers of those who make demands, ask for signs but refuse to be used by law. Remember, to declare, "This is good," can change any condition earth may produce. All good is to those who declare all good. Therefore, pray prayers of glory. – Edna Lister, August 10, 1962.

Do not descend in consciousness to criticize. The law is, I accept. Agree and adjust, and declare that everything is good. All lines to persons and governments must remain in the Light, connected to the Source. Today, evil is consuming itself. Allow no darkness, and do not consort with evil. This is not easy. The temptations will be greater. All vows must also be greater. You could destroy yourself with one "demand" idea. You may not permit self to be bored with doing, but must hold the four corners of the earth. Be still and know, and let God do the work.

Righteousness is right judgment. We each traveled our own way and are here together, no matter what happens. Some of us have bumbled along, but all have ascended and made the right choice at each critical point. Keep your face informed of the joy of your soul. There is no age, only the glory of God shining. Hold, hold, hold all points gained. "Let no one take thy crown from thee." Know nothing but the wisdom of compassion in your love, no blaming, only praise and covering of darkness. Go through the laws from the first, not all at once, but in a steady drive. – Edna Lister, August 13, 1962.

Some preachers condemn people who sin and make them feel so guilty that many do not return for a long time. In their self-proclaimed goodness, they curse the sinners. They need lifting for force, for if not, they will be imprisoned in the purgatory they have created. They need help for themselves and for the millions they have cursed. You cannot damn people and escape the law. You misuse your own soul substance when you force or curse. Dr. Boyd and I often had to pray people up into resurrection whom others had put in the casket. When you mislead people, they follow you until someone pays the debt.

When some preachers do a healing treatment, they put one hand on the person and the other on the chair. I say, why not put both hands up and reach for Jesus the Christ?

Ascend to draw on the Light of your Oversoul star. You can choose to be a martyr, carrying a cross, or to rise up and be free. Declare, "Here I am, Father, move in and possess me. Activate, sublimate and comprehend through me by logic, reason, discernment, discrimination and discretion that which Thou dost desire me to do, to think, to say." To "wait upon the Lord" means to stand still in the Light, know that I AM is God-consciousness, and wait for the answer. Pray that no one is hurt or harmed. Pray for legislative changes today, for what is right.

For lifting, see the person in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. Declare, "The flame of divine fire makes you clean, and you are healed." Lift instantly with, "Here they are Father. Cover them with Light." Never use "I" — leave the first-person pronouns out of it. Thought transference can be a form of possession. The thoughts could be loving, but would send the other person down under the influence of dominance. The idea is good in principle, but the user should be trained in law first. – Edna Lister, August 16, 1962.

God's miracle is already fulfilled in God's Mind. Your love fills your molds for God's miracles to manifest on the outer. Give the praise necessary to bring the miracle into outer fulfillment. Declare, "I am about my Father's business." – Edna Lister, August 30, 1962.

[Edna Lister sailed August 31, 1962 on the SS New Amsterdam, Holland America Line, for England, Scotland, France, and the Netherlands, where she lectured until October 31, 1962.]

You know the law. You cannot pray one thing and let the words of your mouth say the opposite. You must overcome the weaknesses you create by indulgences of self. – Edna Lister, November 9, 1962.

The time has come to set aside lesser things, and focus all your powers of logic, reasoning, discernment, discrimination, discretion and vision on one thing. Pray hard enough, hold steadfast enough, love enough and all will be well. We are gathering the tares faster than evil minds can work. Reach out and surround the evil with love. Evil cannot withstand the pure love of God, the Power and the glory. Commune with God, not the outer world. All shall speak the right words at the right time. Loving God is necessary for all. Speak words of truth. Declare that God shall send forth freedom to the whole world. – Edna Lister, November 11, 1962.

The law of repudiation has no sense in itself. To repudiate one small thing consciously pushes everything away from you, even love and money, as well as the thing repudiated. You dare not live by the law of repudiation and denial.

The only way understanding comes to a soul is through obedience to the law given. Ask for wisdom, seek wisdom and receive law, for law is wisdom. Each soul is in his own grade and that means on his own tone, his own chord, his own number and name God-given in the beginning. Every soul can interpret and apply the laws of wisdom, but only according to the great chord of life of which he is part.

Unless the soul reaches into the pure Light and a higher octave of his own chord, he can expect no higher illumination of any law. Reaching into a higher octave for understanding is illumination, higher understanding of law. Only by seeking and yearning after higher understanding can you fully obey law, for nothing stands still. The vibration must either ascend or descend after the symbolic "three days," the time it takes to change a vibration from one rate to another. Getting understanding is a process involving obedience and forgiveness. Agree with God and adjust to man, to cover the transgressions of others. – Edna Lister, November 14, 1962.

"A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men." – Proverbs 18:16. You chart your own course. You must gain that fine sense of responsibility where you do not slide down the greased pole in consciousness. You cannot ascend from the bottom of the pole, but from the top. One idle word sends you to the bottom unless you redeem it immediately and lift what caused it. When you see evil, lift it. Why does anyone get off-track? People succumb to evil because they do not remain in the Light.

You are ascending and are nearer to the top than you think. Have you had a negative thought in the last few months? Why utter idle words rather than standing in the Light and holding fast to God? Why succumb to earth vibrations? "All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." – Romans 8:28. The Father works all things together for good, if you declare it good. The Father uses you for good, despite your self, to work good. Everything is possible to God. "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?" – Jeremiah 32:27.

Obedience is to be willing to do as you are bid, submission to law or authority, dutifulness and surrender. Forgiveness is to give love for, which lifts punishment from the offender and restores him to his place. Understanding is to stand under the Light — the power by which you develop discernment, comprehension, and logic. When faith possesses you, lend yourself to be invariable, unchanging, and know that all is well. The faith of God brings the answer through and sets aside time and space. It is finished. When you abide in faith, you set aside time and space. When the faith of God possesses you, the molds are filled.

Through faith, picture what you want and put it on a cloud. Imagination builds the mold, but you must keep the picture clean, clear and perfect. Picture yourself as joyful. See yourself as going through an open door. Keep your eye single and on the Light. Through faith, you can see each step as the next step toward perfection in your life. Through faith, you know that your dreams do come true, every desire comes true. Build the pictures. The faith of God brings them through and sets aside time and space. Law can operate to lift you from your self-created mess. All depends on your faith. See yourself going through the door into the Light. Enter that timeless, infinite place where Light comes through instantly. – Edna Lister, November 15, 1962.

When you reach the point where doing evil is impossible, you transcend your fate line, the appointed time of passing, the death of the physical. However, you must pay your soul debts. The soul's experience determines all these things and whether you will need to build another body.

One of the greatest verses in the Bible is, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." – James 1:17 — which sums the law of fate. God has never turned off the Light. Mind, Substance and Power know no variableness. When your imagination, thinking and desires work together perfectly, your creations are perfect, and your faith and beliefs will create a perfect body.

Thinking is a creative tool of the mind. I use the cosmic Mind when I think. Yet my faith of God must be perfect to make my body perfect. Negative thinking creates after its own degree and kind also. If you use idle words, the substance flows out of your molds. The Spirit of the Lord goes before you according to your desires, thinking and faith, but the door slams in your face if you are variable. People who talk about themselves are self-possessed. When faith possesses you, you lend yourself to be invariable and know that all is well.

Imagination builds the mold for a miracle. Picture what you want, put the mold on a cloud of Light, and keep the picture clean, clear and perfect. Declare, "Father, please pour out Thy Light to help me endure each day joyfully." Picture yourself as joyfully going through an open door into the Light. Keep your eye single and on the Light. See each step as the next step toward perfection in your life. Day by day, add to your information base to be more capable for the next step. When you know that you will be equal to any position, you will be. Declare, "Father, let me walk on holy ground all day." Thus, you can change your life with vivid imagination of the goal.

Transfiguration comes when the life of God permeates the cells of the body with joy, faith and love. The world does not matter, nor should you allow it. Your dreams can come true when you use imagination to build perfect pictures. Every desire will come true. Think of mastery and be content with your creative tools. Healing requires faith and joy as instantaneous acceptance under the law of growth. The faith of God sets aside time and space to heal you. The Light raises the vibration of any heavy mass. Transforming the physical matter in a condition is easier than transforming the mind of the person in that situation. Nourish and sustain the healing vibration, and keep your thinking as vital as the Light.

Declare, "Do Thou, oh Lord, work this together for good for me, and send Thy Power through this, which is good, though I may not like it. Let me learn this lesson fast. I love it. Please work it together for good. Nothing can touch me that I do not need or that is not good for me." Finally, declare your creation good, "This is good. Let there be Light." Law operates to get you out of a mess, but it depends on your faith.

It could take two billion years for the light of a distant star to reach earth. When you know it is coming to fill you, you are possessed by faith. Enter that timeless, infinite place where Light comes through instantly, and direct the Power to a specific place. God has given substance the power of becoming whatever your faith and belief dictate. God has given you, the rational soul, the power of conscious direction and control. You have forty-four faculties, yet use only a few at a time.

"For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath." – Mark 4:22-25. He who has no desire, what little he has will be taken from him. Greater desire will be given to him who has desire.

Live moment by moment, keep your eye on the goal, and call it good. living. You must love God perfectly in this moment, not worrying about what comes next. You can't look up the answers in the back of God's book. Use every bit of your intellectual equipment, every tool God has given you to build your frame. Bring every faculty into play, logic, reasoning, discernment, discrimination and discretion. Never look back. Today you see a nearly finished product, but if you let down to lie in green pastures, the grass eventually dies. Life is black and white on this score, words are blessings or curses. On which side is "poor so-and-so"? You cannot bless and curse simultaneously. – Edna Lister, November 16, 1962.

A miracle compounds steadfastness, faithfulness, and the love of God without ceasing, moment by moment, day by day, month by month, never letting go until you have it. The story of the Importunate Widow is the key: "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily." – Luke 18:1-8.

A miracle does not set law aside, but accelerates it. The result you get and the time it takes depends on the fervency of your prayer. Faith can be any degree from sub-zero to white hot. Turn up the heat and receive miracle after miracle. Decide what you really want. Pray for it, visualize it, and believe you have it. See it coming into form, then live and act as if you have it now. Pray in words or statements — use any ritual, but make it fervent. – Edna Lister, November 16, 1962.

To condone and excuse self in matters that destroy vibrations others have built is very unseemly. If it affected only you, the Council could turn you loose to indulge your desire to regress rather than progress to your own satisfaction. It cannot be this way, for you have responsibilities to uphold. You have already spent too much time excusing self for lack of attention and holding your lines of responsibility. In the simplest things you misinterpret words or ask twice what was said, not because of hearing but because of inattention. If I could turn the times I have said, "Attention to details," into money, we would all be wealthy. Your Guards have used all enticements to hold you to being accountable for your words. You know all this. You know that someone must pay debts for them, pick up lines severed and begin over to establish whatever has been severed.

You have tasted of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and are perfectly wise as to the difference between dark and Light — the law is so simple. Call everything good instantly and you will feel no desire to make false dark statements. There are the Twelfth Night and 40 days of soul inventory, 40 days of Lenten sacrifice and the 40 days to Ascension Day, making 120 days, a complete cycle of cleansing and ascension. – Edna Lister, November 18, 1962.

Move up in consciousness to your new musical chord of life, your treasure field, your pearl of great price. You cannot sell all that you have until you own yourself first. All life is the process of seeking wisdom, and with wisdom, you get understanding through obedience to law, for law is wisdom on its proper tone, number, and name in form. Interpretation is the great chord, and you ascend from one tone to the next, seeking higher understanding of the vibration.

The time between receiving and accepting a new law, whether it is one second or three years, is the mystical "three days." With all your getting through obedience, you get understanding. Love, Wisdom and the Holy Spirit must work together for acceptance. To "get wisdom" means to accept law. When you accept, you not only learn the law but become it in "three days." The three days is a period when the sun turns north, December 21, the winter solstice, to Christmas, and appears to be stationary for three days. Jesus remained three days in the tomb, and the final initiation in the King's Chamber of the Pyramid lasts three days.

Understanding comes only through obedience. If you question or doubt, you receive no understanding of the law. You get understanding through wisdom, but open it through acceptance and obedience.

President Nixon became very angry at the time of his press outburst and spewed out old hatreds. He cursed at the beginning and at the end of the press conference. He refused to be advised by his Guards and they withdrew. He had to have his lesson and was used to cut hatred and treachery from the hearts and minds of those who were crystallized. This was part of the great cleansing of the press. They gloated, glad he had disgraced and made a fool of himself. Thus they opened themselves to the negative pole of a joy vibration and the Masters then cleaned house.

God does not make a disintegrator, but He will use one. One student was furious at the press attacks on Nixon, and felt sorry for him. Her anger brought the darkness together as a cloud entity to be lifted. Between Nixon and this woman, God used the combined masculine and feminine vibrations to cleanse men and women on earth.

The law of anger releases evil, though it is the use of force and the angry one must pay a debt. When another is angry about that anger — whether expressed through criticism, condemnation, recrimination, voicing it or writing about it — the law uses this expression to consolidate all the first anger into a cloud entity to be lifted and cleansed, a dark force cleansed by pure Light. He who starts the thing sits on the blister, for personal desire for aggrandizement gets him into trouble at the beginning.

Begin to say daily to the Father, "Here I AM, Father. Move in and possess me. Let me be filled with Light, which is Thy Power and glory." Move up to joy consciousness and let your rejoicing tower over everything. Love carries obedience and forgiveness with it. Obedience means "I accept." Forgiveness means "I love." Follow these laws. – Edna Lister, November 26, 1962.

The beauty and glory of the law under honor are past words to express. Let honor, loyalty and integrity be your watchwords.

[This woman's husband had suffered a severe stroke, and was not expected to live.] Rejoice for every added day of love and surrender, of readiness and willingness, and rejoice that you know there is no separation from God or your loved ones. Life continues forever with a closer than ever companionship. One day at a time is only way to keep him lifted high. Live in the now, and it will always be the now. When he does go across, your arms, your love, your words will be the ones to awaken, to train, and to be with him. Life lines can be extended. Your work continues forever, but always with your beloved one hovering close, even when he is finished. You will have him forever. Make every moment the greatest you can, to become great in soul. – Edna Lister, November 29, 1962.

You are just beginning to awaken the Godlike neurons with which you were endowed, the layers of neurons appertaining to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life. The neurons you need for the physical and mental training are awakened first. The emotional awaken automatically between the two, something like what I was talking about at the time you were just thinking about it. You will find yourself going somewhere, knowing you have never been there before, but you will have the feeling of making a second visit. This is the awakening of a neuron carrying the memory of a similar experience in the past, even places you visited before this life. We call this prevision or precognition.

You are now beginning a new incarnation, one of success, and with hard work, constantly alert and alive, obedient to law, it shall be brilliant. For you have reached that point of desire for wisdom which equals God's desire to give to you. Hold this fast, and it will be difficult at times because of the tremendous responsibility that comes with a gift of brilliance. All the ascending creator gods, who truly ascend by the process of surrender, joy, and devotion, experience an ever-increasing brilliance in living, in all they do. Once you reach the octave of equal love, unadulterated by self, gratitude deep and high, there is no chance for failure unless you take credit to the self or pride in achievement. To regress into selfishness is the only thing that can take it from you. So hold fast to every smallest gain, to treasure and appreciate, and words of gratitude must ascend for the gift. As you have often heard, "Of myself nothing. My Father doeth the work." This is the watchword and should be your joy. Guard your prevision faculty carefully; let it not deteriorate by misusing it for trivialities. – Edna Lister, November 30, 1962.

Ascension spiritualizes the entire endocrine system. Typically, the thymus grows until eight years of age and then begins to shrink, but ascension causes the thymus gland to expand again. The very instant the parathalamus structures awake and expand, the crystallization in the thymus gland over the physical heart is melted and dissolved, and it begins to expand into eternal youth, as immortality here and now. The action is very slight and very slow. Scientific research shows that the thymus produces three intriguing chemicals to regulate, stimulate, and inhibit growth. Adrenalin, which is the Fountain of Youth, causes the thymus to expand. The masculine and feminine parathalamus structures are opening in all those who are ascending. The fact that our life span is extending proves that the thymus is expanding.

The voice is the final portion of the outer sheath, the physical body and the appetitive soul, to be ascended. Only the voice of rational soul can reach to the Voice at the Source. Each idle word sets the height of the soul's ascension under any call in prayer, for only the vibration of the tone of voice which can ascend unless you ascend in a full soul flight. I would suggest that you watch the tone of your thinking along with the tones of your voice.

When you establish your identity with God, your Guards gird you with the Breastplate of the High Priest. The higher you ascend, the greater the masses' blows of jealousy to tear you apart. All they can see is a place coveted. The Light that goes through you now is more potent than in all ages, and its action is instantaneous. You shall speak the Word and it shall stand fast. The glory of Light, the glory of love shall sweep over thee and shall surpass any thrill, excitement or rapture of all ages. Hold it close to be thy constant companion. – Edna Lister, December 3, 1962.

Eyes treatment: Until you can forget your eyes and stand in the Light and know only "God as my eyes," your words are only lip service, disbelief. Forget the idea that your eyes are bigger than God's Power — phooey.

Love lessons go through the pituitary gland, and wisdom lessons go through the pineal body. Censor yourself on the "I think, I want, I hope" nonsense, whenever it comes up in consciousness. You can find a million ways to avoid saying, "I did this. I did that." Say, "It happened like this," or, "It seemed." Practice phrases that replace I, for it is one of the most subtle of throwbacks to self. Self has not the slightest brake, and the skid down the greased pole to the bottom is perfect. Many aspects connected with the little self have squeaks and brakes to give warning, but not the I. Always, I is the first point of regression.

To take your true place, where you belong in the outer world, your communication between the inner and the outer must be instantaneous and perfect. You must be ready to change to an advisory capacity in the middle of an idea. You could say, "Wait, maybe this is a better way. Give me a minute." Acknowledge that a better way may exist. Bringing a better approach to a group's attention brings them together on a vibration of choice.

The high point of conquering is to function through subconscious, conscious and super-conscious mind always. The fourth dimension is in the Source, not on earth. To function these three levels of mind from the Source is success beyond comprehension. Obey four laws: First, do not bow, do not be subservient, carry yourself regally, but walk softly, speak gently and use wise silence. Finally, use a golden voice in speaking. These practices will subdue the Power to the point where it is bearable to others. The Power moving through you may sometimes overwhelm people. – Edna Lister, December 6, 1962.

You can lift darkness only through sacrifice of the self. Sacrifice spreads and returns to you, magnified according to your selfless state of consciousness or the depth of your desire in making that sacrifice. Your returns are in proportion to the effort you make. You are working toward unfolding your great soul abilities. You want to awaken forty-four mental faculties to ascend in consciousness and to express them before the world. Power uses those faculties that you are ready to express.

Watch your words. Wipe the word "humility" from your consciousness. Replace it with "compassionate graciousness." The right words reflect your state of consciousness. Wrong, or idle words will react quickly, so beware of them, especially now. If you must grovel for your sins when you pray, then grovel. Yet always know that you can stand and contact God. Let Him take your hand, especially in the business world. Edna Lister, December 9, 1962.

The deficiency of the world religions is that their vows obligate them to no universal responsibility. Their salvation is strictly personal. The training for ascension is so hard. You must redeem and purify every jot and tittle of misused soul substance. You know the difficulty in standing and holding — in the little things that disturb: How easy it is to dramatize the darkness. You recognize the full evil of idle words. Therefore, you know the value, the reason for training.

Most metaphysical books are full of nothing. No greater fall from grace is to declare that Jesus the Christ is the highest, then to aggrandize the self. This is a deliberate misuse of the soul safety line, which God cannot set aside. When the author exalts Jesus' name, the Father cannot destroy his work. Yet when he uses the Master's name to exalt and aggrandize the self, he uses his own soul substance and is allowed to continue until he is bankrupt. The Father sends such books where the masses need them, to those who are evolving in consciousness, who must hear it repeatedly. He uses the authors for good, raising the masses from instinctive intelligence to a full living soul. He uses them in justice, for justice, as they call on the name of Jesus the Christ for success.

How long such a book remains a success depends on the author's true devotion, repentance and sacrifice. The work resulting from the book is good. Yet when the author exalts himself, he uses his own soul substance. The author may ascend in consciousness, but only when he repents and no longer takes credit to himself. If you lend your name to self-exaltation, when you write personally to exalt the self, you remain earth-bound until you pay your last debts on it. The writer is responsible for both regression and self-exaltation.

Watch that your just appraisal does not degenerate into mere criticism. Each is imperfect in her way. Each is responsible according to the requirements of her area of responsibility. Each can see others' wrongs, yet not look at her own. Standing outside the mess and saying, "You are dirty," is easy. Yet each must do her own housecleaning. You can go only as high as you choose to go. Idle words are your anchors. Look up and ask for help. Make your request in as few words as possible. Do not dramatize or criticize how another handles a situation. You know the difference between a just appraisal and criticism.

When you lift one person or dark situation, you lift the whole world for the same thing. Whenever you declare, "Let there be Light," God floods the person, place or situation with Light. Still, more conquering remains. Gird up your loins for the last lap. The Power is coming through and you shall see the salvation of the Almighty. Praise holds you up to the Source. It anchors you to the Source, your foundation of love. Be happy, be joyous, and praise God.

Soul ascension must be a free choice — nothing else is possible. The training to prepare for ascension is so hard, and every jot and tittle of misused soul substance must be made right. You know the difficulty in standing and holding, in the little things that disturb — how easy it is to dramatize the darkness. You recognize the full evil of idle words, so therefore, you know the value of good words, and the reason your words are important.

There is no greater fall than to aggrandize the self, then to declare in false humility that Jesus the Christ is the highest. God cannot set aside this deliberate misuse because He cannot destroy where that name is exalted. The soul who uses Jesus' name to exalt and aggrandize the self, uses his own soul substance and is allowed to continue until he uses all that is apportioned to him. The Councils send the books of such authors to the evolving masses who need them, for they must hear even simple truths repeatedly. Such books serve the good by raising the masses from instinctive intelligence into a living soul. God uses them in justice, for justice as the neophytes call upon the name of Jesus the Christ for success. How long their success lasts depends upon the true devotion, repentance, and complete sacrifice of the soul using Jesus' name.

The work going on from such books is good. Yet when the book exalts the author, he uses his own soul substance. He has a chance to move up, but only when he repents and no longer takes credit to himself. If you lend your name to self-exaltation or write to exalt your self, you become earth-bound and cannot go on until you wipe out the last debts. The author is responsible for both regression and self-exaltation, and must pay for it in sacrifice through accidents and illness. – Edna Lister, December 10, 1962.

Every kitchen proverb and adage belongs to the twelve signs. "Chickens come home to roost" is under Virgo, which rules chickens. The virtue here is to feed your chickens Light. "Birds of a feather flock together" comes under Gemini. "Time is money" comes under Capricorn, since it symbolizes Father Time.

To search diligently for the cause of the false ideas you believe, while you are working out your salvation, is altogether good. Now there is a difference between searching diligently for causes and being rationally aware of "the little thou hast." "Whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath." – Matthew 13:12. Ponder this.

Hold your gains and rejoice much. Without rejoicing, man is nothing, for gratitude is the first law of increase. All growth comes under the great law of appreciation, or gratitude. Gratitude and joy are the combined vibration that keeps you from slipping into the mud of self. You cannot rejoice if you are bound to the little self, for the self demands praise of the soul. To touch the vibration of praise, you move into the high principle of joy. To rejoice and be glad under all outer conditions is the one thing you work toward, for your declaration, "This is good," must be born under the spirit of praise and devotion to God; otherwise, it is meaningless.

Eradicate from your mind and heart all fear of responsibility you assume with increased spiritual seeing and hearing. When you are quite ready for the fuller responsibility, then heaven shall open its treasures. – Edna Lister, December 13, 1962.

When you are enthusiastic, joyous, and love God as, not God and, time collapses. You have to move up to the heavenly tellers' window to get your share. – Edna Lister, December 16, 1962.

In this lifetime, the whole process in ascension is to awaken every nerve in the sacrum plexus center. Every nerve you awaken reconnects it to the midbrain neurons to open the soul records. Every pain in the back, neck, and head means you are loosening a nerve. You have the power to transfigure the physical. As a descended creator god, your birthright is to partake of everything the Father has. You either know it or do not. Wherever you are imperfect, you have God and. When you say, "God is here as me," would you then say, "Let my eyes be healed"? The eyes are not yours if God is your eyes. To whom do they belong? God. This is your inheritance. The Power of God has never changed. It is always there. It is.

"Me" and "mine" are metaphysical curses that try to move God from His realm of being and wholeness. To ask, "How is your head, back, cold" or whatever, attaches the negative to you. Dedicate any physical negativity to the Father's use. "Father, I dedicate these eyes to Thee for Thy use." To use them, God perfects them. You release Power a million to one when you speak the Word, but you lose your deductions — fears, doubts, and limitations. When you are positive, your word is a million to one greater than the force of a hurricane, which can have the power of 40,000 atom bombs a minute. The law always applies your words as you speak them, because substance has only the power of becoming. Mind acts on it through the spoken Word.

God does not work on division and subtraction, but on addition and multiplication. Light forever adds and multiplies the good. Darkness forever subtracts and divides the good. You use division when you share, but you give under the principle of multiplication. Repulsion pushes things away from you, but when love fills your aura, it repulses only evil. Wisdom must speak the Word to produce action. Wisdom, Love and the Holy Ghost as one are the blood of the Lamb.

The prefix trans- means "to change." To transfigure means to change to a higher rate of vibration in the elements of earth, water, air, fire. In regression, the first thing you lose is enthusiasm under the fire principle. No inspiration or desire to do results when you have no air. When you allow yourself to become discouraged, you breathe shallowly. Instead, ascend in consciousness while breathing deeply. To be discouraged is to be dried up on ideas and begin to set like concrete under no water. You give up, you have no earth.

Four great virtues are to walk softly, speak gently, hold wise silence, and use golden speech. You can tell you are off-balance when you try to convince someone to see life from your point of view. Instead, your task is to make yourself good and the other fellow happy.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." – John 1:1-3 refers to God's creation of man in His own image and likeness. "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion." – Genesis 1:26. The keyword is let. Dominion is between number and form, the place of let.

When you say, "The lack of money stops me from planning a trip," the law believes you, because substance has the power of becoming. Mind acts upon substance by the spoken Word. God does not work on division and subtraction, but on addition and multiplication only. You use division when you share, yet you give under the principle of multiplication. Repulsion keeps things away from you, but when the law of love fills your aura, it repulses only evil. Wisdom must speak the word to produce action. Wisdom, Love and the Holy Ghost as One are the blood of the Lamb. – Edna Lister, December 17, 1962.

Last year's good is not good enough for this year. Every day, make an effort to exceed yesterday's attempt. Increased effort is the only way to increase your capacity for receiving from above, which it must do, always. To increase your expenditure of effort and love, use everything that is given to you at once and reach up for more.

Do not allow a vacuum to appear anywhere in your thinking, desires, or spiritual ascension. Lift any factor that would tear down beauty, harmony, and peace. Allow nothing to disrupt your willingness and desire to be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect. You are under a solemn vow to release double the Power after a miracle. This holds the doors open and nothing can close a door the Lord has opened. – Edna Lister, December 19, 1962.

Think of God as your eyes, for they are His perfect windows of the soul. Declare: "God, your eyes are beautiful and perfect. I am putting these drops in Your eyes, Father. This is a Holy Communion for your eyes. These drops are Your own substance, Father. Father, I dedicate my eyes to Thee. Look through these eyes." I must think of God as my eyes, not God and my eyes.

Omni means "in all ways of all places, of all things and at all times." When you know this, you cannot have God and. You do not know law until you become the law. You cannot get anywhere by merely thinking about it. Maturity is so hard to come by; it is earned, not achieved by thinking about it. Why is it so hard to take only that one last step up? It is a lingering desire to escape after you have assumed outer responsibility. You must know instead of "think" you know.

Create wondrously complete statements for lifting and surrender the self. "Name uses God's eyes freely. God's eyes are perfect and so manifest." Hold yourself to the perfect. The rest will follow. You have done well and very well, yet more remains to be done for a better "well." Do not let go or slip from the high mark of vision. Lift your vision high and declare your eyes are expressing as God's perfect vision. In all ways, give God all the credit for doing all the work. – Edna Lister, December 20, 1962.

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You cannot get by with calling judgmental criticism constructive because it is wrong and of the self. Treat when the parties involved ask for help in the outer; then you can operate. To head a group, you must take responsibility for all who step into range of the sound of your voice. Keep your eyes, ears and mind open to see and listen, arms and fingers extended to feel people. You can reach out and feel someone is hot or angry, or one who is stone-cold offended. It is better that another offends you than for you to offend the world. Law is just and impersonal. You must conform. When it hurts, it is self. Clairvoyance and clairaudience operate from the glands in the head. You can tune into a vibration, or move into the Light. Never see it as darkness; never think about or speak about darkness. This is how to return to God.

Practice orientation until you can stand anywhere and point to north, south, west or east. The cardinal points are your base of orientation with the Source. If you cannot tell where you are or when something should happen, you are off base. A wrong thought adulterates your thinking in the north area, your head, from which you consciously direct and control your life. Kindergarten teachers should instruct pupils in basic orientation skills. You must have an orientation base on which to stand and look north, or up to God.

Statements such as, "I don't think," and "I can't accept that" are examples of repudiation, which usually expresses as opinion and prejudice. Say, "Is that so? Where did you get that idea? What's the authority for that?" Be open and accepting. Take everything under advisement and consideration to remain open for something new. The law holds that repudiation has no sense, but is a great nothing, a zero, the worst obstruction to progress. To repudiate anything pushes everything away, love, and money with the thing repudiated. Repudiation spreads like spores spread a fungus. When you repudiate ascension, the Power that burns up dross turns back and burns out the body. Ask for wisdom, but remember that wisdom is useless unless it makes you climb an octave higher to get understanding. God gives wisdom in the measure of your obedience to law.

Forgiveness is ascension to a point high enough to see the other fellow's blockage. Acceptance is not difficult, just look into the Light. You cannot argue anyone into the kingdom of heaven and you may not argue to hold someone, for your ego must not intrude. Obedience and forgiveness gain understanding. When you ask, a new law is given. When you accept, you gain wisdom. Ask for wisdom first and obey the wisdom given, no matter how hard it may be. Then understanding comes.

In the morning, before you put your feet on the floor, ask, "Which one of me is taking over for the day? I AM or little me?" When another wants to argue, drop a seed of truth and run! For an arguing child, put cotton in your ears and say, "I am not interested in your opinions and prejudices. I couldn't be less interested." I would slap my boys with sarcasm — "My! The world is just waiting for you!" When obeying law has disgraced a child, leave him alone. Many parents are too soft, yet, you cannot afford to be. No time is better to discipline or to reprimand than now. Do it right now. You receive subliminal cues, hints that are beneath the threshold of consciousness. Your subconscious records this, so pay attention!

When a larger idea comes through, perhaps about your work or God, an explosion occurs in that division of Mind that illumines your mind, giving the interpretation and substance to act on it. If you do not do it on spiritual Power, the idea oozes away. Acting on it immediately without rationalization is wise, therefore. When you put it into form by writing about it, it is stored in your Oversoul star.

The world misunderstands forgiveness. Forgiveness is a state of being. The act is to ascend in consciousness to your vision. "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." – John 21:22. Keep your nose clean. To question that you can love God more pushes ascension away, and you can fall several octaves at once. A hesitant sacrifice means delayed results. You believe in an instantly available God. The question is, do you believe in being instantly available for God? – Edna Lister, January 10, 1963.

God is always active. I knew I had to prove this at age twelve, to be active from the outer to the highest inner, and all in one. I had to remember and be able to give it. Who shall claim the prize of God through Christ Jesus? It is not yet known what you shall be, nor has it appeared what you shall do. God has not overlooked even one small sacrifice.

The Father asks no one to live by or make vows greater than he can bear. If you obey all laws given to you to the measure of the love you already have, all shall be established unto you. God gives laws on different levels, and this is where they lead. God requires no one to go higher than his present soul desires. Yet to ascend, you must awaken greater desire within your soul. – Edna Lister, January 13, 1963.

What laws have you learned in the past that you can apply? Knowing law is no good unless you obey it. Do not permit the subconscious to rule an inefficient metabolism by practicing wrong thinking. Watch your words and thoughts. Declare, "I am alive and alert with the Mind of God, and my brain cells are ablaze with Light and Power." You may not entertain inner conflicts about doing what you want to do. The subconscious does not want to surrender, the conscious mind does. At the first sign of self-blame, stop, move up and say, "This is right. This is good. This is God's way for me. I am doing God's perfect work for me now, His way, according to His will." Get rid of an old pattern by filling that space with new ideas and statements. – Edna Lister, January 24, 1963.

It is time to make heaven and earth one. Make every small duty you perform on earth a gift to the Father, to lift earth and to materialize your prayers for miracles on earth. You think of the burdens of the outer. Why not ascend in consciousness to do God's work? To perfect your body, let the Mind of God be in you without thought of overworking.

It is a privilege, not a detriment to be a creator god, a member of the Elect. Your strength comes from the Supreme Father of All. Make the Mind and strength that uses you, as supreme as your prayers. Think of your service as your gift, given to God. You have just a remnant of self. Only your selfishness and withholding of self create delay. – Edna Lister, January 27, 1963.

The voice is the final portion of the outer sheath, the physical body, and the soul, to be ascended. Rational soul must listen to the voice of Oversoul before it can hear the Voice at the Source. Each idle word sets the height of the rational soul's ascension, and any call or prayer, for only the vibration of the tone of voice can ascend the soul in full soul flight. You have climbed, but tests continue until you lift the last idle words or thoughts from your heart. Only God has the fumigating Power to thoroughly cleanse the soul of darkness.

Obedience says, "I accept." Forgiveness says, "I love." When someone blasphemes orally, it creates great darkness. When another criticizes the blasphemer, law uses that one to draw the evil darkness to one place for lifting. It always fans above one who has high vision so they can speak the Word to lift it. Lift the blasphemers and blasphemy day and night. The Elect are now cleansing earth's underbrush of incompetence as quickly as possible. – Edna Lister, January 29, 1963.

Examine and study every law, seeking greater comprehension of how to apply it every moment of every day. Every heavy trial by fire has paid dividends in your ascension, and here on earth. You must earn each new day's credit for advancement. When you reach a day with an especially hard task, remember that you have earned it, too. Do not repine, whine, or pity the self. It is yours. Give every hour's service freely, without a grudge or blame for he who demands service. Declare, "Let there be Light through this, and make it Light so that as much of the world's darkness as possible can be lifted." When something unexpected comes, know that you are privileged and honored by being asked to lift a greater share of the world's evil. If God had anyone else to do the work, He would not ask you. – Edna Lister, February 3, 1963.

Do not allow a just appraisal to degenerate into criticism. Do not be critical. Do not dramatize self, others, governments or persons. Put everything into Light. If you dwell on it, others will pick it up and use it.

Propaganda fills the atmosphere. God's Legions are vacuuming every word of cursing and brainwashing, even the Nazi and Communist leftovers. Lift everything that is affecting the masses, the children and dull ones who are so indifferent. The law does not aid and abet the self. It takes strong, vitalized declarations and standing to be healed. When pain is past bearing, stand and shout that you are healed. Every time you want to go escape it, you bind yourself to the pain. – Edna Lister, February 7, 1963.

The Elect have been healing the mental dike where evil has broken through, using Light like the sealant used on flat tires. We pour forth the Light substance to do the perfect work so only God, only Light shall prosper. Every detail you perform, every idle word absorbed brings our Lord's exaltation one day closer. So we must cleanse the vibration of the Elect, for every idle word they speak, by speaking the Word of absolute truth about the matter. Those offended by truth and justice cause the leaks in the dike.

I vowed before I came to pick up low vibrations for the Elect, not consciously knowing the depths or the violence of what those words would cause. I thank God I did not falter even under curses of those I love, for if it is not a complete blessing, it is a tiny curse and collects after its degree and kind as it goes forth. How else could the Father establish His Kingdom if someone did not take the full responsibility for lifting? He uses each according to his weaknesses.

We, the Elect must always be ready to grasp lax lines of responsibility and lift them to God. That great wave of Light which was sent forth for this nation's conquering shall not return void to its Maker, but shall accomplish that purpose unto which it was sent. This is Law. So it shall be. Our birthplace shall not be decimated. Hold and know. Lift and pray. Glory is ours forever. – Edna Lister, February 17, 1963.

You cannot afford "missing the mark." Light protects on earth, but not against self. Instantly wipe out taints as you see them, and watch for them moment by moment. Use the Light-as-Power for healing each other and the world. Uphold the Light upon earth unto the conquering of all remaining evil being concocted and worked out in the minds and hearts of men, both good and evil. – Edna Lister, February 20, 1963.

How can anyone of the Elect look at evil and declare it evil and worry or be concerned? This is worship of false gods and fear! It is time you cleanse your household such. See it so that you can lift and put up your lines to conquer it speedily. Without the Elect, earth would have been destroyed by Belial's evil. This the Elect are credited with having set aside, saving a creation. Every plan, every word of promise shall be made good. Yet it requires a greater effort of consecration. Rest assured that the Power is with you to bring it to pass the rest of the way. Therefore, stand and be faithful. – Edna Lister, February 24, 1963.

[Edna Lister was counseling a woman whose husband frequently shouted and acted like a bully.] At the time of his tirades, do not take it on in any way. Just lifting shall do it. He is not yours. He does not belong to you. If a stranger exploded that way, you would be astounded, but would not take it in or take it personally. So it should be with your husband. He has done so much to keep earth cares away from you — he has protected you as best he can.

Remember, you are surrounded with a wall of blue mother love so thick that nothing of earth can penetrate unless you permit it. Your nerves are coated and protected by Light. When you make up your mind that nothing he says touches you or enters you, you do not take it on. You lift from your toes, and declare, "This is good. Let there be Light!" Then he will desist; it will be gone.

Overcome thinking about your nerves — by thinking an upset will come and he will sound off, you prepare for that to happen! This is your mental malpractice to overcome. You must do this to be alert to your law of details. To close down about this and indulge your rawness of feelings about him cuts your alertness and awareness. It causes resentment and hurt, then hate. Lift it completely! Enjoy him all you can, as much of what he gives you as you can. This will make you stand. – Edna Lister, February 26, 1963.

You ascend just as far as your surrender, obedience and devotion take you. You ascend as high as you can, but never reach the ultimate. As soon as you think you have surrendered, you form a block. Accept the fact that you have not yet ascended high enough. When your sharp words offend others, they form an invisible block until your devotion reaches high enough to see where you missed the mark. If you can kneel at the Source in devotion, then return and speak sharply, you have not ascended high enough to conquer.

Imagination, thinking, the mental life and emotions pull you down. All your earthly actions must be as high as your acts of devotion. The Father uses the redeemed substance of your devotion and surrender. Your words betray your tendencies to hold out — "I was built that way. You'll have to take me as I am." If you still need healing, you need to surrender. The slightest hint of a taint of blame blocks healing. Who, under God's Laws, is responsible for your inner healing? Who can give it to you inside your body? Who is responsible for your body temple? Sometimes you lift another's force or lift the other fellow to the point where you might suffer yourself, but this is not lasting. Don't think that lifting another's force can hurt your body, it is but a psychosomatic desire body pain you must lift. To lift another, you must know what is wrong, therefore you are hit physically because "seeing" the wrong, even at a glance, creates a debt, although the motive is pure.

To return to God, you must reach the point of expression where you are surrounded with the impenetrable twofold ray of Mother love, which is balanced integration/disintegration. Say, "Here I am, Father," and see only Light in devotion. That is the Law. The taints of emotion, imagination, thinking cannot touch your nerves then. The nerves quiver from the high vibration when you call upon the Source. Yet you must maintain your high contact during outer experiences to invoke the Light instantly.

When you reach a block, you don't die or become ill, you just suffer on through it. Blame is the most subtle taint and blocks the release of platelets, which then become frozen. Blame sidesteps your responsibility to the Source. When your desire is burning, you do it. As the Elect, surrender, obedience, devotion, and forgiveness are our key words for Lent. The minute you reach your "top," you die out at the top. Declare, "No man can give me more to do than God can perform as me." Blame is illegal, so say, "I can last one day longer than anything that comes to me."

A healer may say you must do something to be healed, some churches say you must offer penance, but we say you must give up something inside. This all law, because some blocks to healing must exist — wrong seeing, thinking, emotions, wrong seeing of evil instead of Light. I hurt when one of our people reaches a blind spot. Jesus wept. When the Father says, "Speak," I must, yet the person who repudiates truth blocks the Power coming through when the platelets are loosed to flow through the bloodstream. Platelets freeze on pride and blame, which run a close race for subtlety. A block results from any feeling of self. Review your Lenten Vows.

When something comes for you to lift, reach up with your left hand to the Beloved — hold it in your right hand to act on it. If it is something violent, put it in a pitcher in your right hand and lift it to God as quickly as possible. If it hits the body, lift it and return it as Power. No matter how greatly you achieve, the pole you are climbing remains slippery. You cannot do it alone. Take your loved ones with you, and you must take those who hate you the most. That does not mean you need to make them your bedfellows. When another goes too far, say, "This is enough."

Ascension is open to everyone, yet how long it takes to get there depends on the greatness of your sacrifice of the little self. When you meet one who is like a sister (or brother), hold her in prayer forever. You must gather her to the Light, whether she is conscious or unconscious of the relationship. Consecrate yourself to the Source to fulfill the dream desires of your heart in due season. God releases Power as fast as you prepare your body to be an oblation before the altar. You cannot use love for pride and be an oblation in surrender of self. When you take down the veils of illusions and the delusions of earth, which lie between you and the Source, then you share God's glory. – Edna Lister, February 27, 1963.

Remember the law, "I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." – John 12:32. By conquering and declaring, "I, if I be lifted up, shall lift all men," you will succeed. The Father has used you to lift certain forms of the world's illness. He does not fashion it so, yet uses this form for good. As the incident is in the process, see the Beloved only, and treat. Do your part. Take nothing on, but lift everything. You have always known the answers. You knew so much, you knew more than God. The outer meant more than God to you. Give all thoughts about the past to the Father as a gift, all desire, all will, all imagination, all "my way" to do it. Lift it, stretch your hands upward and declare, "In this radiance and glory, open the mind, the heart and every cell of my body's nerves." – Edna Lister, February 28, 1963.

The greater credits go to those souls who struggle the hardest with self. You are doing your duty from where you are, which can bring no greater credits. The Father takes you higher to earn more credits. How much nearer are you to spiritual seeing and hearing in a year? Only a hair's breadth separates a proper joy in being used for seeing or receiving, and crediting your self. The only credit to take is in being a perfect instrument. When you have achieved, you will not look for credit, just to be used for the right thing at the right time. It is a delicate sensitivity to achieve.

A higher point of sensitivity is not only to know before another asks, but to know before he even thinks of it. Do not give information before the proper time. The next step is to pray and broadcast what you see and to have the other fellow tell you what is there. Make him feel big. Do not try to make yourself big in his eyes. He sees you by feeling big. The less he deserves it, the bigger he feels. "Suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise." – 2 Corinthians 11:19. A great conquering is to "suffer fools gladly," is an understanding born of knowledge of the world's frailties. – Edna Lister, March 3, 1963.

Put caps of Light on those in government administration and declare that only love can use them. Whatever they do shall work no harm, only love. The caps will allow nothing to pass from one mind to another except the right, beauty, love, harmony, and the building of nations for God. They will hear no other words. Use this treatment only with clean hands and a pure heart.

Watch your step when you hear a raucous voice and yackety-yack. Someone's appetitive soul is on the loose. Your subconscious reacts and may close out what it hears, which shuts down your spiritual faculties as well.

God is weary of evil being bandied about by people who have no idea of what it really is. To set aside evil, say, "Let God make it so. Let evil be set aside, lifted. Let it be so." You need no special formula. When you see the evil, speak immediately whatever words of "letting" come to you to have Light consume it and prevent it from overrunning the world, and creating disaster.

No physical matter lasts eternally free of deterioration, so the new always grows up and consumes the jungle of the old. Then rocks, trees, earth and water will rejoice and sing praises. All it takes is giving up the outer self, force, and tears to lighten your lines of Light and responsibility until they can stretch far enough. – Edna Lister, March 7, 1963.

Those who seek to perpetrate evil will find less Power to misuse. We shall see the fading of old ideas left by evil. Soon they will be faltering. The canopy of peace is like a veil, though not like the veils of illusion. It represents a veil of Light between the bodies and minds of evil's functionaries and what they seek to accomplish. Lesser satellites of evil will forget what to do, and the canopy of peace will therefore lessen the taking of life.

The Power of Light you invoke serves as restraint. None of the Light, Power or glory you evoke with your prayers can ever escape, even that spoken by those who grow lax or lukewarm. Nor can their good words spoken be neutralized or misused as darkness, as in the past. It leaves the lukewarm soul powerless to struggle, and no one will listen. The Light will shine and expose the evil doers. Special lights shine on places where they concoct evil, and their evil words will turn and rend them. Now we are ready for the life-giving Power of the Christ. Pray and declare that each soul is serving through the words he speaks.

God knows, so do not explain what is needed or how evil the evil is. Speak the Word to lift humanity and the nations for the permeating penetrating Power of all Light, which like radioactive material can consume the one who handles it if they concentrate on darkness. Reach out with your arms and lift each, holding them in this soft, penetrating healing ray, which will magnify all. Each is to partake of it. Just lift and declare it perfect now. – Edna Lister, March 10, 1963.

Yesterday's greatness is not great enough for this day, nor today's for tomorrow. You have always been Chosen. God sent you to earth Chosen, and He has not changed His mind. Know whom you are. When you forget, you have let your vibration descend. A descent is forgetting. Memory is the Light itself working through you. Yet, you are always taking vacations from responsibility of soul. You can and do sit, stand, walk or run and say, "God bless thee," or "I am thine," or "I always think of Thy throne," and still not be in the Light.

To ascend in consciousness and feel the arms of Light about you, to be blinded by the Light every second, this is memory. This is remembering. This is holding your point. If you say, "It cannot be done," you are saying, "I am too weak, too frail, too little, too selfish to love God enough." There are all degrees of Light from the lowest hell of earth to the Source. God has opened the Gates, hauled you through, and is continually hauling you back again on a line of Light.

Stay where your work is great, and remember that one thought of self, "I am doing it right," or "I am noble and everyone should acknowledge it," and you are sitting in the mud with the evil ones. Of course, with the Light of protection around you, it is a little spot of mud but it is still mud. When you love God enough, your mind is concerned with "I love Thee more." Nothing then can go wrong, for the soul is in charge. Anything that comes to you is lifted, for you can say, "Father, here is more to change. Hold me. Let me climb higher to Thee."

God can finish the job. Even without your help, He will finish what you have brought this far. If only one stood, He could finish the cleansing. Many have achieved in consciousness but have not won through in total conquering, for they degrade their bodies and minds with lesser curiosity and worldly pride. Disorder, delay and loss of time is like using a jeweler's diamond polishing wheel on coarse steel. I came to prove that ascension is possible on earth while here. White Light is enduring and eternal. – Edna Lister, March 17, 1963.

Conquered imagination becomes soul vision. When you turn imagination up as vision, your prayer molds are strong as steel.

Passing judgment is a form of being blind to the law of the Lord. – Edna Lister, March 18, 1963.

Always maintain your body, your whole being in time with the great cosmic rhythm of your division of harmony. Neither hurrying nor tarrying is balanced, and you tear asunder high vibrations of harmony when you do either. Allow time, God's time, for all tasks. Your Guards, the Father and the Power can and do remake, revitalize and restore you when you allow them and accept so strongly that it fills your subconscious.

Everything is important; all the little things are great details. What you do, do properly, leaving nothing out of place. That is the law of details. The law of consideration is to be considerate of everyone around you and of everything you construct and do. Seek advice, not the weary babble of a baby who does not think but asks repeatedly. The mature soul checks his mind, brain cells, emotions, experiences, even the physical cells and looks about before even inquiring. This is maturity. – Edna Lister, March 23, 1963.

Morning prayers are registered according to the soul's degree and kind, and all are eligible to open their new thousand days of burnt offerings. Do not "know" too much. Always check with me [with a trained mediator] on your direction, your seeing and hearing, or a move you are not sure about. You may ask questions about your direction to move. Seek advice on anything unusual, or out of the ordinary. I do not delay answering unless you ask an illegal question, or one that you could answer yourself.

You have reached a new place of ascension now. The way is now open to the heights of attainment, but the climb is very steep. It requires grit, determination and discipline. You are moving higher in ascension. If you were not eligible, you would not know about it. Do as much as you can with a smile and compassion. Make every hour, every task a gift to the Lord and remember, He is One.

Every weed pulled, every piece of litter removed from the front yard in devotion puts up a line of Light for someone you can lift [those who litter]. Do not curse the litter, for it is a gift. Make much of each small act; make it pay dividends. Make the smallest act a ritual just to keep things straight and square. Even picking up a thread from the floor lifts force from earth if you so declare. The Power is always "on tap." Anything less is disgruntlement.

You are the world's lifters of evil, and can make every breath you inhale and exhale count to release evil upward. You will have compassion with no thought of self, and God can use you to His advantage with everyone whom you meet. As you lift everyone and everything on your lines, you will have miracles. Lift relatives and friends, and know the next step will be the right step. You will know that it is. You have each created tightness every time you have said you have "no room," and you have squinched it more. Do not make the thing you do not want, but be quiet. Saying, "It is perfect," is better — and not from the teeth out.

Do not use such comments and complaints as conversation pieces. Stop creating tightness. Create only beauty. You have no complaint but disorder. You have lines to lift, so let none slip. Lift! Each must quicken the preparatory work, lifting self and obedience, into observation, and instant obedience. You err with your surface justifications of self. God needs no explanation, for He reads your hearts and minds. He is always compassionate, but not soft to pity you for weaknesses of the self. He needs no explanations of what you have done, need or desire to do. Show your gratitude by saying, "Thank You, Father, for giving me the right way." – Edna Lister, March 24, 1963.

You cannot go back from here, only forward to the Source. This is a hardship if you are not ready to give up self, for it gives you no choice. You are hauled upward, whether you like it or not. The more you dislike it, the greater your hardship. No one can set aside the greater conflicts the soul hugs. If you live by the sword of fighting, you die by the hour. The more you blame, the more you pity yourself, the greater your suffering — but you are moving up, according to the laws of responsibility. You are on your own path of choice. Not "once for all" but a choice every hour.

Giving God the credit must be complete, with contrition of heart, living the laws gladly. Question yourself at night — Have I done this? Have I been aware? Have I obeyed, observed? Check on self constantly. Have I been considerate of others always, in every way? Where have I failed in obedience? The road to Hell is paved and smooth. Use logic, reason, discernment, discrimination, and discretion on each day's works, and dig out the self, for Light cannot fill one who is living in self-satisfaction. There is no entry point. – Edna Lister, March 25, 1963.

Rejoice over the little things. Rejoice over another's petty selfishness and his tremendous desire to give and do. Rejoice that the Father has strengthened you for all the work you must do. When you think you have done it yourself, you deserve to be shot at sunrise, then again at night. When you are willing and desire to do with such a mighty desire, your strength and stamina are endless. Do the next thing next and demand obedience of the self.

When I mind my own business, I know I am helping the Supreme. You may not question, though you may ask for instruction. When your one desire is to do more, no one can shove you off the path. Yet God help you if you go to bed without having made this a day of judgment and release Power to fill in the holes. The secret of making enemies into friends is just to say, "You are so wonderful," no matter what they have done, even if they spit on you. The day comes when they dry up, spit no more, and return.

Rebellion and repudiation are under the surface when your thinking is disordered. Here you reach the point of no return. You must start with logic, reason, discernment, discrimination and discretion as your multiplication table. When the kingdom of heaven is open to you, never give what you think you see and hear spiritually unless you consult with a knowledgeable trained mediator. – Edna Lister, March 25, 1963.

Indifference bleeds the Power from Light, and it goes out as black clouds that return to you as accidents. Unless you direct the Power properly in your morning and evening prayers, evil ones may use the scattered overflow. Law dictates everything, and there is a routine law for this. God must direct and control the Mind, Substance, and Power every minute of every day. You do so by obedience to law at every level. Mind, Substance and Power redouble on hate and love. If left undirected and uncontrolled, the Mind, Substance, and Power are picked up by those monsters who are seeking fuel. Every night before midnight, make the day right. Lift everything and set the keynote to release the Power for the next day. Today's good is not good enough for tomorrow. Make each a day of burnt offerings of the self. – Edna Lister, March 26, 1963.

A lazy person who makes no vows is irresponsible. When you assume a responsibility, you take on all the ramifications and must hold forever, no matter what. A cycle of a thousand days of burnt offerings is thirty-seven lunar months in which every day is perfect in sacrifice of self. Glance at whatever you see or hear to lift it. When you begin, it is automatically a challenge to lift force and dark substance from your own separated Mind, Substance and Power. It is like working for patience instead of poise. Everything challenges your patience about a thousand times a day. I first began my thousand days in 1922. I made it 600 days then developed brother-in-law-itis. When you reach the point where you involve no personality in it, you are justice itself.

The law on details: You get caught out in big ways if you do not attend to all details always. For instance, you can put things in order where they belong and straighten your closets, a little at a time. Each day, take five minutes and straighten one corner. Think about creating order every day, and do something about it daily. We have no excuse for throwing things down, so put everything in order. Keep letters together in straightened piles, and touch them to send a blessing to the writers.

Those who live in disorder are one step from living in a cave. All we can do with another is to pray and broadcast the law, "You are living under the law of divine Order." Put the messy one on a sheet of Light, and brainwash him of laziness. You can create order if you must. If your details are not in order, you lose under initiation. When you do it often, you do it well. You can complete a thousand days of burnt offerings on attention to detail alone. You can ascend in a second, stand a second, and do it. "Lord, please don't let me miss a detail today."

One of the greatest ascension laws is full consideration for others, which lifts you above inconsideration. "Lord, here I stand, ready, able and willing to do all my work and everyone else's, too." Apply the five mental laws this way — logic, reasoning, discernment, discrimination and discretion. Seek advice of experts because you can easily get off the path. Charge your brain cells to learn something new. Use your powers of observation. Watch a good hostess and do it the same way. If you do not see where another put what you need, ask. Seeking advice is different than not exercising your brain cells. Use your brain cells for whatever you must do.

Improve and discipline your memory. Can you remember your home at age ten? Can you remember your teacher when you were fifteen? Can you remember the details of your last vacation? Remember the names and numbers that are necessary, no more. It is a matter of what is important to you. I worked for several years on my desire to remember names, and the ability came. Work at what is important, and pay attention to everything you do.

Seek facts. Just because someone on TV talks about it, does not mean it's true. Do not go to an opinionated ass for advice, and do not mistake an opinion for advice. Seek advice of someone balanced. Politically, go to the best. You live by the honor of God, and loyalty to God. Apply a just appraisal and do not take it into yourself. Everything you say is either a blessing or a curse. Once you say, write, read or hear something, you are responsible. If you feel you have a taint, and cannot become perfect in ascension, that will become true.

Spread out like a five-pointed star to relax the body. Taking care of your physical body is important for rest. Take time to consider the universe and God. Work out a balanced life — eight hours of hard physical labor, eight hours of diversion, and eight hours of sleep. If you skimp on diversions, law puts you to bed. Diversions can be anything that brings you joy. – Edna Lister, April 4, 1963.

You can be wondrous in large things, but it is unbecoming to speak in lesser ways or to be agitated and disturb the balance. Each lives in a world of his own, yet you may not speak with a taint of blame, unforgiveness, or take offense. To ascend as soon as the word is spoken, is the goal. Lift whatever disturbing word or blow comes from outside. – Edna Lister, April 7, 1963.

The laws on stealing time: Any theft, especially of time, will ultimately cause paralysis. Even if it is unavoidable, the debt remains. The only way to pay for stolen time is to be early for an appointment. When you are early, thank the Father for the opportunity to pay for stolen time.

You challenge yourself when you say, "Poor little me. I'm not worthy." Say, "Father, You know how I love You. Let Your Light move through me." When you cross your arms in resistance and speak, you challenge evil. Just quietly say, "That's enough."

"I am the Almighty God. Walk before Me, and be thou perfect." – Genesis 17:1. I could see spiritually as a child, and stuck to it without deviation. I was born knowing that someone had to practice and be the perfection of God and the Christ. I always did my best, especially when life was just killing me. I would say, "Let it come. I am high in consciousness." My one virtue was to stick and hold to the truth that Light is stronger than darkness. It's all I've had and it's free, twenty-four hours a day. I never took on anything that was not my own, but viewed it as substance that belonged to God and gave it to Him. Lift it and say, "I've been a laggard, but here I am. Use me and please take this, Father; it's Yours."

I came to prove that you can do the hardest work in the world of competition and remain fully conscious of heaven. This is being able to compete among men while living freely on the inner. The statement to build endurance is, "I can last one day longer than this test. This, too, shall pass away under the power of love." – Edna Lister, April 11, 1963.

You are like a vacuum cleaner wherever you go. Remain aware, not in censure, blame or condemnation, but to cleanse, to lift, to clean up the last darkness, to devitalize darkness by letting glory move forth through you. – Edna Lister, April 21, 1963.

The greatest harm on earth comes not from the agents of darkness and evil, but from the weak ones who just let darkness pile up in their lives through neglect or a "What's the use" attitude. "What's the use" is a true curse. Do not speak, censure, or opine to disturb the other fellow. First, hold the person who is using force out here before you. Feel that you lift him with your arms held out with hands uplifted.

Declare, "Father, let all conflict, inner and outer, be lifted from the mind and heart of Name." For his affairs, repeat the statement again using the words, "Father, let all conflict, inner and outer, be lifted from Name's affairs, personal and business." Personal means relationships as family, and business means partnerships. Lift the force from his mind and heart, then from his affairs and business. – Edna Lister, April 24, 1963.

When your capacity grows, fill it with inner beauties and glories to contemplate. Only contemplation of greater things than you have known can give you comprehension, stepping up your understanding, opening spiritual vision and hearing. Comprehending all wisdom while leaving the practical, methodical, daily details undone is no good. You need balance.

Healing takes longer when you disobey the outer scientific laws of the physical. You must conform on every count. Logic, reason, discernment, discrimination and discretion enter here, the application of which comprises full wisdom. So it is good that you have the practical sense of application of law, which you have. Now, increase your contemplation of these unmastered mystical things, which are the most practical in all universes. – Edna Lister, May 6, 1963.

Your every life spark, every atom is named and numbered before you come to earth. You use only your own soul substance when you blame and curse, and stamp your name on the one whom you curse. To counteract this, declare, "Everything in my life is good now." – Edna Lister, May 17, 1963.

Nothing is wrong with a case that does not heal, as far as the healer is concerned. It doesn't mean that his (her) devotional thoughts, desires, and surrender are not perfect as far as they go in ascension. Nothing on the outside can obstruct or block a soul's healing either. Each soul is complete, perfect, whole, and self-determining within himself. Nothing and no one from the outside can touch that God-given integrity of choice and action. Healing can be blocked only within the soul's own imagination, thinking, or emotions. When he allows himself to fear, to dread what might come or is coming from somewhere outside, when he blames something from the outside, circumstance or individuals, giving power to false gods, his self blocks the healing. The healing process, which comes only from the Source, setting or accelerating outer mundane laws, is blocked at whatever level his surrender and obedience have taken him.

As the soul's consciousness ascends, greater Power moves through the body sheath, the bloodstream, and along the nerves. Every step up in consciousness releases old crystallized platelets from the medulla oblongata to carry higher Power to every part of the body. Platelets remain crystallized at whatever point the blockage manifests. No matter how great the devotion at that point or at such time, should the soul dangle, the healing is delayed from going higher and being complete. You can remove the block by accepting your own responsibility, by repudiating completely every type of outer interference from any source whatsoever — and the healing can be instantaneous. You must especially repudiate all sense of blame for the outer as a cause. Blame is your dweller on the threshold. – Edna Lister, June 4, 1963.

You must give to have the life of God flow through you, for possessive love creates only weakness. – Edna Lister, June 6, 1963.

Be rigid in your discipline of self, for you have reached a point where even an idle thought creates its own degree and kind. The instant you detect an imbalance, you must choose. To let go of any part of your devotion, consecration or dedication would precipitate a fall of billions of light years. If any force emanated from you, it would shatter the memory of what you have been.

The true fall of man, of the descended creator gods is to lose consciousness of the rapture of standing at the Source. The memory of having had something urges man to recapture the ecstasy. In all ages, men have followed two opposing and conflicting ways — those who give up life to achieve it, and those who repudiate it completely and regress. Therefore, hold at every cost to self, and know that God will work all things together for good.

The first movement in civilization and in the expression of life must be an aspiration. The dictionary defines aspiration as "to desire earnestly to do." There can be no life expression, no advance, or achievement without aspiration. An individual without aspiration becomes smug, self-righteous, unhappy unless he can force everyone to do things his way. The beginning of desire is based on aspiration toward something greater than what you have. Death of the body and consciousness begins when aspiration dies.

There are many kinds of prayers, but valid prayer must be free of self. There are many stages in prayer — some are demand statements to God, some never get above their hair roots, or spend all their time ceiling bumping. "The Christ within me" stage is the first step in prayer, which takes you to your hair roots. Ceiling bumper prayers are nothing more than mental statements of principle, of fact, of law, which lack devotion, love, or aspiration. Next come the cloud climbers, who do come into sight of something greater than themselves. They are loyal to cold principle, which inspires little zeal, and so climb the ladder to the clouds only one rung at a time. Cloud climbers are devoted to principle, but that is just one approach to God.

From there you climb the ladder of Light and law to seek the throne of God. When you add God as personality to your prayers, you know that someone is at the other end to receive your prayers. Belief in just principle will not open the floodgates. To open them, you must seek and listen for the knock of Jesus the Christ at your door, the crown of your head. The floodgates open when you discover and accept that there is a Father who yearns over you and not just a cold principle. Aspiration becomes a yearning in us to become and to do. This yearning brings us to the love of God. Aspiration marks a resurrection from the old to the new. – Edna Lister, June 7, 1963.

You invoke Supreme Power with your words. You may weep about humanity at times, but only in compassion or joy. It does no good to pity the masses or to challenge God by asking why He permits war, illness, or tragedies. Why complain when you may work for the world's masses at night with the Heavenly Legions? Your spoken Word releases Power, and God moves in when you say, "Let Light fill him." This is your work with God. The Christed Age requires servants who release undiluted spiritual Power.

Offer the Declaration of Unquenchable Love as a sacrament — it is more than mere earth-words. If this were not true, your spoken Word would hold no virtue for healing or creation. You have free will in your choice of words. When you use negative words, you step off your tonal chord of Power. Words work on a knowing plan. God holds and guards you even in your misconceptions, because when you are earnest, yet mis-speak, the Father turns off the Power instantly so you cannot create more darkness. The way you speak our Declaration of Unquenchable Love, the tone of voice you use, conveys the depth of your desire to serve God and to be Christed. This protects you from ever being squeezed between the pages of a book. Let the Declaration of Unquenchable Love be the Covenant between you and God. Love is the greatest miracle of this age. – Edna Lister, June 9, 1963.

You must be the soul of honor and integrity, or you won't make it. Your motto must be "One for all and all for One" until you can attend to details in a millionth of a second. Lend yourself to complete sacrifice of self, to rigid obedience in training, physically, emotionally and mentally by keeping things square and in order. You should be a mathematician in your home or office, everything in place, and to do so, you must follow a formula of constant exactness. – Edna Lister, June 9, 1963.

The cortex of your brain fills an area the size of an opened newspaper page, but you use relatively few of those brain cells. A stroke may injure some brain cells, but you have billions more to use. In a stroke or senile dementia, do not try to use old brain cells, use a brand-new center of brain cells. Senility is just somebody's nightmare. Don't go to Dr. Man, but to Dr. God. God collapses time, but expands it for us and our projects. Lack of study, after you have studied a subject then quit, atrophies brain cells. For example, if you studied a language and stopped, a new area of brain cells opens when you study again.

Each of the Elect has had to hew a path through a jungle of family and personal weeds to the goal, through every obstacle earth could place between you and that heavenly goal. You have faced many challenges, and some you have accepted. Some you have fought bitterly at times. They are small compared with the universe, but great to you. They have been the reason for delays.

You are part of God, witness to the salvation of the whole. Nothing limits the strength, love, joy, exaltation, illumination, and wisdom of God available to use you daily. Only idle words that do not express sovereignty of soul hinder you. There is no difference in effort between service of soul and service to self. – Edna Lister, June 10, 1963.

The college in which I earned my doctorate was founded during WWI, by a Methodist-Episcopal clergyman, Dr. Thomas Parker Boyd, and required twelve years of work. Beyond that is required a practical living by the Golden Rule. – Edna Lister, June 14, 1963.

Look for and watch for self-righteousness and intolerance. Every time you come up against self-righteousness, lift the priests of Atlantis, who held the power of life and death in their hands. Go back through each temple every time you find a taint of self-righteousness. From Lemuria, look for intolerance of evil and obsession with the idea of having personally to destroy it as a priest, all under the guise of righteousness. Anger added to a holier-than-thou attitude of being self-appointed to wipe out evil, plus hunting for it to satisfy this desire to make the world perfect and to eradicate anybody who deviates from the law as you knew it — add all this and you have the pattern of a fanatical zealot.

In Egypt, look for the same vengeance, for they threw people into pits filled with wild dogs. In old Rome they wanted to watch the guilty suffer burning and torture because of their sense of outrage with lawbreakers. Finally in the Inquisition, the self-righteous delighted in having power and avenging God Himself on anyone who didn't follow the law as it was given then through Catholicism. Whenever you see self-righteousness, downright intolerance, enjoyment of someone else's mishap or even imagining it, it is related to one of these periods. Write it out, from start to finish, comparing yourself with the Christ, then burn it, declaring it reaches far into the past. Lift and treat each time you feel called.

This task of lifting belongs to the Elect embodied on earth now, for we must lift from here. Great Power will be released as you speak the Word of lifting to aid in the clearing out of all cruelty and torture. It is true that many sons and daughters have been involved on earth because they followed the ways of "evil for enjoyment," from which stems all sadism, and all who practiced sadism are those who have aligned themselves with such evil in the past. All revenge ideas in this age, large or small, arise as suggestions from past torture and cruelty. You are responsible to lift the past, to pray as an acceptable sacrifice for payment of debts and rewards, which should help to open episodes of past lives. Every time you see intolerance, revenge, or self-righteousness, you must go through the whole treatment again.

How many hours of rejoicing and ascension of consciousness have you known this week? Do you love God just because He is God, and not because you want something? You can dilute your love with selfishness. You get from life everything that you give to God, minus your deductions, which include idle words, resentments, criticism, and gossip. Do not let your eyes rove about the world's business, except to see things to lift. Declaring everything good is easy when you see only God's side. For example, people elected to political office have senior soul age, no matter how they handle themselves. You cannot know how another would do in the President's place. You are on only one side, God's side. If you stand on that, you can declare that a God-inspired person can lead the nations. Declare the Power moves through all leaders to establish them in the love of God. Do not try to like them. Love God instead. – Edna Lister, June 16, 1963.

If so be it you cannot be amenable and hold yourself in conquering, your Guards will put their fingers in the dike to hold, but the Council will mightily reprimand you. I am under Vows and Orders to turn you loose. However, where you are so lacking, think you are surrendered and not self-conscious, you should think again. My capability is not great enough or you would not forget God and wallow in self. I must pay if you choose to have your own way. For when it is God's way you do not get into trouble, you get into beauty, glory, fulfilled promises. Law must be given in strength from above, the only strength there is. – Edna Lister, June 17, 1963.

Healing is a rebirth or descent of the Holy Spirit meant to set you afire from above. It changes the metabolism of your physical body. Light descends on three deep breaths to start all centers whirling (lotus, vital, and cellular). You can have faith in this. As you experience illumination, your physical metabolism is adjusted to establish you in your natural rhythm. All illness is due to falling from your own rhythm. Each cell should be in harmony with every other cell, synchronizing right function. Because of maladjusted thinking, imagination, and conflicting desires, you may become ill and ask for healing.

You may be put on diet that you don't like. If you fight it, you have headaches, spleen, liver, and stomach upsets due to these mental-emotional conflicts. Add a guilt complex due to breaking of Neophyte Vows and no attunement between cells of body and glands of head results. If you have not made up your mind to stay with it, you go off the health routine. It only helps if you truly want it. Sliding down the greased pole is losing your soul vision and rhythm. Thinking of these things 24 hours a day is impossible. You can't be objective and counting all the time. But through imagination, you can glance up a thousand times an hour with your soul vision. Accept God as both a state of consciousness and a place, and think of heaven in the same way.

You must redeem and enfold every life spark into the Light from which you descended. The material of your outer sheath is pure Light. This physical body you have built is not in the original image and likeness of God. He created you perfectly. You made the mess, but everything about your perfection is still true. You can reach it again. For instance, a flounder's eyes are on either side of its head when it is young. Later, as it lays flat on one side, its two eyes move to one side. If God can move a flounder's eyes, what can He do for you?

You can choose. God gave us all Wisdom, and we call it will, but He never gave us will to use as we please. He only gave us free choice, in all ways. You can go through stone walls if you love God enough. The motto of the Elect is "All for one and one for all." When you accept this, you submit to rigid discipline and surrender self. Sacrifice all self for soul training, which is rigid obedience.

What price are you willing to pay for healing your imagination? All Power comes from the Source. If you pour pure water through the dirty ditch of your imagination, it will be cleansed, but how long it takes depends on size of the stream of water you pour in. You can open your flood gates, if you choose, and cleanse the ditch instantly. Start with a few laws, and stay with them, think on them. Watch your emotional life. You must choose the price you are willing to pay to be remade in God's image and likeness. There is no "too late." It is just too soon. – Edna Lister, June 18, 1963.

Never let what you recognize as a need to hold become an obsession. When you begin clutching, the obsession is unfortunately setting in. When you disregard law to the point of sacrificing another's soul for your desire, You are covering up, avoiding listening, hearing, seeing and questioning. This is the road to ruin. – Edna Lister, June 20, 1963.

If you want to wipe out the past, lift and do not recreate it. When you are sentimental, you are apt to become boisterously, aggressively positive in the wrong places. – Edna Lister, June 24, 1963.

Investing your soul substance in your loved ones is selfish possession. When you possess someone on earth, you use your soul substance to establish a sagging earthy umbilical cord that you trip over and fall into — you can even lose your body doing this. Reach out arms of Light to withdraw all possessive lines, which cause a lack of energy and abundance in your material affairs. You must keep doing this daily. – Edna Lister, June 27, 1963.

If you are running on a "more and more plan," you will love God more every day. When you love God enough, you will not want to make anyone over in your image and likeness. Everyone has free choice. If you love God, you do not want to hurt anyone, but want to cover their transgressions instead. If you dare to think someone should live your way, declare him good, and that he is ascending. God does not give you His Substance and Power to dictate to someone else.

As you reading the Declaration of Unquenchable Love aloud, it takes you off the world vibration into ascension, eternal life here and now, acting as immortal as you are now. Think of the heights to which love and sacrifice of selfishness can take you. God does not subtract. He adds and multiplies. You will add to yourself by loving God more. – Edna Lister, June 30, 1963.

Declare, "God's Power is moving through all races alike to melt, dissolve, absorb all darkness until love only is left and they mingle with each other as oil mingles with oil, as water mingles with water, as air mingles with air so do the races mingle in love in the Spirit of the Christ. The Hand of God is bringing them together in unity and oneness." This declaration is made a law when it passes your lips, and it is made a covenant when anyone writes it out. Keep it vitalized and quickened and pour the substance and oil of Spirit on it to keep it burning. – Edna Lister, July 3, 1963.

Love is a soul quality, the brooding, yearning, compassionate mothering principle, absorbing all but that which the appetitive soul holds out with the little self. Whenever I go to the Source, the one thing I know is that love is all-comprehending, all compassionate, all pervading, all permeating, all leavening. It is the activity and heat of the universes. Love, as we express it on earth, is illustrated in the worrying, travailing, yearning, all-encompassing, protecting quality in man. Illustrations of this are a woman who hangs onto a man who is no good, or a man who stays with a woman who has transgressed every Law in the Decalogue. Love is not something you can define — it simply is.

Ascension is a consciousness of radiance greater than anything on earth. Faithfulness to principle counts as ascension credits. Not all credits deal with ascension. A demerit is lost, not only as an ascension credit, but according to the demerit's weight, it may subtract from your stored ascension credits. When you are climbing in ascension, each demerit is a weight on the soul pulling backward and downward. It takes flaming, burning desire to ascend to the heights. Waste no time in vain repetition that could be better spent in reaching the top. Too many reach this point only to slip back into self. Make every effort to pull your feet from the quicksand of self and run higher into the Light.

Voicing a slight but foolish wish that comes true almost instantly is a sure cure for being careless with the creative spoken Word. Words are your creative tools, so treasure them, keep them shining and bright. Do not dull them with even the slightest misuse. Remaining alive and alert is a true practice of law and obedience. To speak the word of good for those around you, and actually see it work out speedily, brings the greatest joy. You can always speak the Word silently, without the other fellow knowing you have done so. Most miracles come from the silently shouted words, "Peace, be still" or words of divine action such as, "Thou shalt be healed," or whatever you need to overcome another soul's negativity.

How to renew a declining vibration: Make your body a five-pointed star and declare, "Name, get back into your body." Don't scatter bits of your soul substance with distraction or idle words and thoughts. Check for this daily. Declare, "Let the Power move in and inflate every atom." Do this daily and at night before retiring, too.

You have wanted to make every act of your life pay soul dividends. At the office, your appetitive soul meets the elevator and makes connections for you at the right time, while at the same time you are conscious of what you are doing. Now to look, to watch, to listen for the voices of the Guards who are o'ershadowing you, you must take the next step. For while it is pleasing to act as a zombie, the next step in ascension is to move up to the higher levels of consciousness at the same time. Do not force this or you will lose even the zombie ability. Quicken it by thinking about it, and you are working in that direction already. By listening to music, you can be deliberate in achieving it, and this is all part of the needed exercises in the constant awareness that you seek. – Edna Lister, July 5, 1963.

Increase your fervor and put more love into your declarations to "let." If you allow offering your prayer treatments to bore you, the vibration falls short of that beautiful white point of heat. It takes the edge off the Power and love released, delaying miracles. Of course, you are credited for the time you spend in prayer, yet one instant standing in full devotion and honor to God can produce miracles. Be in full fervor of desire for miracles, and with your hands, lift the whole world's needs. Remain wide-open to do this and you can release more Power, resulting in more miracles than from an hour of lukewarm half-awake, sit-in-a-chair prayers. So, to gain greater credits, do not sit. Stay in your room of Light at all times. Let the Light move through you, and to shorten the time you spend, raise your hands high to heaven as you say, "let."

For instant rescue, ask for a channel of fire from the Source. The price is full surrender of self in an instant, with no stubborn willfulness. – Edna Lister, July 6, 1963.

Just living by principle and doing good is not enough. It takes a burning desire, and devotion to the Being of Light who walks earth. Without devotion you lose something and lack glory in your soul. Obedience to principle makes you feel good, holy, noble, but devotion to the Father graces you with love and compassion. – Edna Lister, July 7, 1963.

If you are following Jesus Christ on the Via Christa, you may not take in anything that deals with personal disturbance, such as the other fellow's hate or anger. You may not focus on anything that disturbs — to you, it is not there. The practical "How to Conquer" is the hardest issue to confirm each day. Declare, "Today I dedicate my hours to saying, 'yea, yea' and 'nay, nay', to all things." Make negative experiences into gifts to God and use only love — for example, in a phone call that eats your time. Present yourself as loving and understanding. Dedicate your first thought in the morning to conquering self that day.

When you truly desire to achieve, you know who you are and where you are going. Now you will be conscious of your identity, your great place and how petty you would feel if you let God down. You have reached the point of being aware that you have missed the mark. You will become ever more aware. You are awake. God has no intention of letting you sleep. – Edna Lister, July 8, 1963.

The shock of your own indiscretion Tuesday night showed how far down you could go in an instant. It was a fine example of how a wedge of darkness can open the way downward. You understand Crown Law, and that no deviation for anyone is permissible. Perfection is a must. Because you recouped instantly and repented, you have been given a quickened mind, and thousands of newly awakened brain cells to use. You still have two points of weakness to conquer — your self-pity and wanting to be taken care of by your husband. And, by worry about finances and money, you created a lack of protection that allowed a virus to make you ill. – Edna Lister, July 11, 1963.

God's Love is always there, but how much do you love God? Your lights look like a worn, bare peacock feather when you are not high in consciousness. Your bodies are still earthy. Your love and emotions are much more devoted to divine love. Your mental attitudes are far more expansive. Your souls, gladly, are on fire today. – Edna Lister, July 14, 1963.

When God sends a great idea to earth, He also sends the people who can do it. Ascend in consciousness to find the right agent. First are those who have chronological soul age and thus have the right to choose first. However, many of them fall by the wayside. God cannot promise you no more obstacles, or a path without a few serpents or rough spots. You have not yet completed your climb back to your original place. Ours is the way of gradual ascension. No steep cliffs to climb now, no walls or quicksand, no chasms nor abysses.

God has given you the Power of creating your desires. If your desire is abyss-ward, you will leap over it or off, over the cliffs you created on your path. You can put up your hands and ask for a chariot of fire to rescue you from wherever you find yourself. The price for instant rescue is surrender of self. You must lay aside stubbornness and willfulness. You must know your Guards will rescue you instantly on call. You must ratify the Covenant you make here under surrender, expressing acceptance, love of God and devotion on earth. Only what you recreate can touch you. – Edna Lister, July 15, 1963

From now on, walk warily, uninfluenced by loud voices or loud mouths, keeping your goal high in mind, walking straight toward it, and you will win every time. This is not indifference, for you must be completely open and listen to others. You must be a catalyst to incorporate the best of the old with the new, or the results will be worth nothing. The old must be destroyed and again reassembled for the next form, but you can do nothing to make this happen. You are lend yourself to the creation of the new forms.

You have had many narrow squeaks in the past, and many soul debts to pay for arrogance and pride. Some soul taints still remain. Remember, if you feel or dream-imagine yourself defending yourself violently, even mildly, out it on a shelf of Light until you see what phase of arrogance or rebellion needs to be lifted. There are as many ways of arrogance as there are people. One of the first necessities in the ascension is to conquer arrogance and pride absolutely, yet to stand without giving an inch on principle.

You will find that everything you think, desire, or imagine has some meaning. Do not rationalize, but work analytically to understand and comprehend. A great climb leading to your goal of success lies before you. It's not too steep, but will take great energy. You will make it, and find yourself gloriously rejoicing for the glory of becoming a Master of the Crown Laws, walking earth in the deepest surrender of self, the deepest service to Power.

As you have climbed in soul ascension, so shall you receive rewards on the outer. Remain completely free of the past, the tendencies of backwardness, feeling inferior, and all manners of false ideas to succeed in your mission. Instantly, when some dread or secret concern touches you, reach for the stars, lift it up and let your Guards ascend it. As an instrument, you must be pure and undefiled. So, you must lift many lines and taints from past controversies. The Councils have used you as a battering ram to break down old ideas and old ways. Thus, you still tend to object to old ways. You have always preferred shortcuts that others have always opposed, and from this has arisen your dreams of slaying that which opposed you. – Edna Lister, July 17, 1963.

What are you planning to add to what you already know? How much more are you doing than you did ten years ago? You ascend on the inner only as you ascend on the outer. Light and your spoken Word is bringing evil to the surface. See it long enough to recognize it for lifting into Light, but focus only on perfection. The Power does the work from the inside out.

Each is his own master. Each is the sum of his own thoughts and emotions. Each must conquer self, all doubts and fears. Whining, "Can't you see, I am too weak?" will not work. Have compassion on those who cannot seem to get up and ascend, but do not wallow with them. Stay high in consciousness, where the Christ is, and reach out with arms of compassion outside the cushion of Light. Hold on to the Master and give. The Power does the work. Eventually, each will come through. – Edna Lister, July 21, 1963.

All you need to do is love ever more and not let yourself down for an instant. Keep your vibration as high as possible. The only glory for you is loving God as you do with all your heart, mind and soul. Just ahead lie such beauties and such wonderful companionship and understanding. Hold fast in all ways to your gains. Do not let anything drag you down. Only one way lies open, the up way, the exercise of your confidence in the Power of God to overcome all obstacles, and the quiet assurance that He will fulfill all promises made — and so it shall be. – Edna Lister, July 22, 1963.

Before you expect someone else to do something, remember that he has freedom to choose. Do not interfere with another soul's choices, for it creates irritation, resentment and outright hatred. No one can afford hatred, which destroys the body. Once you have spoken your healing statements, do not repeat them again, but thank God that they are fulfilled.

You are still inclined to slip when outside interests interfere with your regular routine. Ascend and hold to the one glorious Power that vitalizes and quickens the soul. Let it move through your whole body filling it with Light. If you speak the Word imperfectly, things cannot come out perfectly. When your faith is great enough, the Father blesses and works all things together for good. You must perfect your attention to details before you can see and hear spiritually. When you faithfully attend to details, you do not slip, not even a little. You will find greater ease in conquering every month, and greater powers of surrendered comprehension. Your responsibility is so great that nothing excuses your failure to express it. Therefore, hold in all ways, at all times and in all places, for God is everywhere and your service is required in all places.

The laws are still the same — honor above all things, loyalty next, integrity of intention that includes obedience beyond the world's ability to comprehend, and obedience to the slightest detail. Therefore, hold in all ways, at all times and in all places, for God will use you everywhere. Lift everything instantly, without a moment's delay or looking around to see if another is ready to share responsibility. Look neither to right nor to left. Do not to ask why or when. Trust that God will do His best, and rejoice and be glad that He is.

You must make many decisions, so do not let them pile up on you. You can give them undue importance to the point of frustration unless you ascend in consciousness. Everything that comes to you is for your greater ascension. Your lessons now may seem to be fragmentary because they cover where you missed the mark, the less than 100 percent rewards, and once in a while total failures to comprehend that a lesson. You must conquer in all these categories. You will find yourself more alert and able to recognize your own lack of alertness. Unless you learn to react instantly, lift and demand obedience of your self, you will not make it.

Making yourself do the thing ten times in your mind before doing is simply a waste of time and effort. Stop rehearsing and start acting! You have had plenty of training. Your brain cells are in order. You can awaken more for daily use and learn a dozen new details a day. You are not trapped in a groove, but free in your thinking, imagination, desires and emotions. No one can squeeze them unless you allow it. No one can get in to touch you. You have free choice, hour by hour. This is the lesson you need to learn — to watch, to hold, and to wait. – Edna Lister, July 24, 1963.

Entertain no doubt or fear or invite anything imperfect. Stand and hold beyond the point of letting go or doubting whether the Power can move in and do the work. Waver not. Hold, and having done all, stand as Light.

The three higher degrees of breath are Mind, Substance, Power, and the four lower degrees of breath are the elements, fire, air, earth and water. Three higher breaths differentiate themselves according to the needs of your conscious mind. If you are devoted to God, praise can become Power. Keep your eye on the absolute God. Lifting at the moment of need releases the Power, the white Light of the Christ through you. When you look up, your crown opens, establishing the contact with your Oversoul star, with the Father, and Light fills your whole glandular system.

It takes discipline and energy to keep from misusing the Power. You use uncommon sense on earth. Your prayers are your pipeline to send energy to your affairs. Declare, "Let the Power go to —" here or there. The mind needs charts and symbols to do its work as a ladder of ascension. Faith requires a picture, a symbol. You are eating your "I won't," so tell the Father how delicious they are, how good, and learn your lessons. – Edna Lister, July 25, 1963.

If you will move up on high points of praise and love for the Master and the Father as your mother did and taught you — for she was a supreme teacher on love of God, no one was better while on earth — then your body will move up to meet your soul. You are a pure physical example of too little praise. It is not enough just to feel a sense of gratitude occasionally while always dwelling on the negatives again and again and again, the lower vibration, doubting, being afraid and worrying. These issues roll around under the surface, in your subconscious, like noisy marbles on a hardwood floor. Only praise will open this subterranean treasure trove, your last stronghold from the past, and take it up as mist before the sun. When I say these roiling taints make you negative at times, it is unbecoming to answer and say you do not have them. I do not see you through a glass darkly, and the fact that you could reject this is proof that the taints are there, covered up in your subconscious mind. You need only to praise God enough to have this all lifted, melted, dissolved, and absorbed in Light. – Edna Lister, July 28, 1963.

Man must live honorably with loyalty to principle, to God and integrity of soul. Your faculties come with your head, but you have to exercise them or they will atrophy. You cannot reach your goal of knowing God and holding your identity without a basis of principle on which to stand. When you do nothing for anyone, you regress, so you must give to renew yourself daily. Inner conflict is a denial of the Power moving through you. – Edna Lister, August 5, 1963.

The Light is moving through your atomic body as energy right now as immortality. The Elect will have no difficulty in leading the world, if we let our immortality shine through. We are together because of the one Mind, one Power, and one Substance — everything here has come from heaven. God gave us Light as energy. You either believe in God as science or not. Knowledge of this Power that uses you has come through all schools of mysticism and now moves through your aura. "Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do." – John 14:13. When you enter the Light, all is poised, unwavering, no shadow of turning. You "need" only when you do not enter the place of poise.

"All for One and One for all" is a law of self-sacrifice. Jesus the Christ trained twelve unsophisticated men to become the greatest psychiatrists the world has ever known. We must be unwavering, not double-minded, ready to ask anything in the Master's name, act in joy and overcome any temptation in joy. Ascend in consciousness to this glory and let your immortality shine. The Power descends as etheric currents and the magnetic currents rise to produce lightning. It causes an explosion, taking it up and out when you ask in Jesus' name.

Send your prayers high. Send Light into all governments and committees. The thunder and lightning crack the spheres of black force every time your prayers release it. The Father sends atomic energy through rocks and trees wherever people pray. Lift everything without wasting a moment on it. The whole world is looking for a few who pray. The need is so great. See evil only to lift it, but do not dwell on it. Curses are talking about it and idle curiosity is a curse. Just lift it.

The Gospel of John describes the Via Christa, the Path of Christ. Einstein said that mass accelerated to the speed of light becomes Light. John said the Light is the Life of God. Your atomic mental body is light. It fills you and you use this mass of Light-as-Energy for healing. You pray, stand and wait until it fills in as mass in the body. James said you could not waver, for "a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways."

Ask for anything in the name of the Master, endure temptation, and thank God until you have it. The full outline of psychiatry is in the Bible, and someday, psychiatrists will turn to the Bible to learn how to relieve the subconscious mind. The great Teacher came to earth and said we should use his name and he would stand behind it when we ask in full faith believing. Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights. Having done all, ascend, stand in the place of soul glory and ask from there. Let your immortality show, for it is all you have.

Say, "Let the Light use me," and you will be used because you are the Light of the world. How can darkness exist when Light absorbs and consumes darkness? The Bible teaches to let go of the impossibles of man and to grasp the possibles of God. When the last impossibles are wiped from your mind, when you can forget them, the doctors and what they say, then you shall walk the earth, immortal.

So many souls create their own illness by hating others. Hatred, indulged, sends a cloud that fastens onto the one hated, eventually creating an entity. When the entity enters with violence, it is possession. When meanness surfaces, it is self-created. Lift and hold and cone the hate groups with vacuums from above to create instant walls around them. This keeps the inventors of darkness well in hand. Be constant in maintaining radar walls of Light about all such groups, so that the hate they exhale deflates within the vacuum walls of Light. I declare, "Evil is conquered." We, the Elect of God, must pick up the pieces. With a vacuum, suck hate out of hearts everywhere. Shout in the silence, "The glory of God is overcoming the hate! Thank You, Father, that Your glory is overcoming the hate, now!" Declare this often. – Edna Lister, August 15, 1963.

You must lift the taints of earth even while standing for God. – Edna Lister, August 29, 1963.

Release the Power to make visible all chicanery, treachery and deceit, to cause ears to open to hear it. Treachery shall be heard and seen. The words of evil ones shall be unfolded and stripped of the power of evil as they are spoken. The words of good shall magnify themselves before the world. – Edna Lister, September 1, 1963.

Past repudiation, resentment, rebellion, and self-pity generate blame. Anything ailing the heart arises from a glucose imbalance in the lymph system, which is the body's cleanser. Thickness of the lymph is the basis of disease. When you cry without reason, your metabolism is balancing your lymph system. Crying easily means that the lymph system needs to be cleared. Tear ducts are among the most important lymph glands in the body. When you lack compassion for the world, the lymph glands are clogged. When you want to cry, say, "Here it is for cleansing, Father." Glaucoma and cataracts show up in those who don't cry. Selfish grief is almost as bad as no tears at all. The tear ducts are barometers of the lymph system and must be porous. Water is the body's principal liquid, and you need three quarts a day, plus another of other liquids to keep the lymph system clear. When a healing is in process, which is a change in metabolism, the cells themselves fight. The pain is worse when you begin to rebuild than during the catabolism.

Every day, everything you say and do teaches. Teach only of joy. Hold without fear, in joy, appreciation, and love. See Light going every church, cathedral and synagogue, every store, office building and place of business. Fill them all with Light and the absorbing qualities of Light. Speak only words of truth and glory, nothing less than perfection. Seek Jesus Christ and follow him to the heights of greater perfection, greater joy, greater love. Love as you have never loved before and the God's glory shall press through. See the Light in all places and ways, and entertain no darkness. Your Word shall be established and the glory of your words shall be made manifest. – Edna Lister, September 5, 1963.

When another curses, lift instantly and remain in Light. Keep it in Light, declare it good and all who are concerned. This lifts all the past. Never become involved in it or take it upon yourself, meaning no self-hurt, self-blame or self-criticism. This is your block to complete health. Always lift all curses and substance scattered by the curser to make it wholly of the Light. If anything in you blames or criticizes, he will remember that blame and the cesspool will reopen. Forgive and stop blaming others! You are your own delay, a cesspool of self. Self-excuses go hand in hand with blame, resentment and repudiation. And God still holds us!

It takes a month of devotion and prayer to overcome five minutes of interfering. Interference with another's choices evokes waves of resentment from past ages and displays only your own self-aggrandizement and self-righteousness. So much depends on your standing and holding. This is it. Stand and hold completely to receive the reward the Father has ready to give you. God's rewards are so much greater than the little gifts you give Him. You are on the eve of greatness. Promotion in the kingdom is more responsibility, not to let go, but to increase the life lines you hold. You must and can hold only under God's Power. You could not bear the burden with just your own soul's strength.

No wonder the Father gives you a rest period. The Power is so great for your physical equipment to bear and the body must continue functioning to release such Power. Anything you do in the mundane world is pure gain while this continues. God has given you the strength to remain untouched by the world's cross-vibrations, to contact the wisdom and comprehension to fulfill His needs for exaltation of the whole earth. – Edna Lister, September 16, 1963.

Opinions are expressions of thinking, and prejudices of emotions. Only a tissue's thinness separates holding a vision tightly and grasping it to death. – Edna Lister, September 19, 1963.

Place a brake on your tongue, a bridle on your lips so that in the moment before speech, you look upward and speak the Word to surround any visible darkness, so that God may make it into Light. When you speak, face the Light and each word shall accomplish the work. Become as perfect as your Father in heaven. Remember, no one can become perfect who dwells on the unrighteousness of others. "I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." – John 12:32. – Edna Lister, October 23, 1963.

Earth can present no darkness that shall not be lifted and healed eventually. Never say, "I cannot make it," or anything so soul-defeating. Stand upright before the Father, who declares wholeness for you and those on your lines of Light. Your efforts shall make this a glory. – Edna Lister, November 4, 1963.

When you become law, you do not notice others' disabilities. When you complain that poor ones come to you, you charge a debt of blame to God Himself. Under the principle of doing are the laws of equilibrium and balance, which become the law of gravity — heat, attraction, cohesion, suction and repulsion. Lukewarmness comes under the law of repudiation, a state in which you can achieve nothing. You cannot live under repudiation and simultaneously manifest God's laws of attraction. Under lack of repentance, you sink low into self-pity, running from your responsibility for earning your way. Then you no longer live up at the Source, but down in the mud. You must see each day and situation as perfect.

You may not seek sentimental petting from earth, but a brisk brushing from the Father, who loves you. Ascend in consciousness and prostrate yourself before the altar to become fully conscious of His love. Your loved ones reflect your every fear. Lift those fears and they will reflect your faith. Keep your loved ones on a perfect cloud of Light. Say, "Let there be Light. Here I am, Father." The wages of sin open the road to the grave of all hope. Despair thus absorbs all beauty, joy, and delight. You have one task: Look around for any negatives to overcome and lift. – Edna Lister, November 8, 1963.

If you can be conscious of being nearly out-of-body, you may find it difficult to remain in the body. At some point you lose consciousness of the outer, although you do not lose outer consciousness. The key is to ascend to a high point of God-consciousness while lifting appetitive soul life sparks for Light to cleanse. Ascension of consciousness in prayer leaves only enough appetitive soul to maintain the physical equipment. You must hold a high psychological point to hold the physical because controlling the outer vehicle is difficult while you are so high. If you take a step beyond that level, you may forget who you are. Maintaining contact with conscious mind while retaining that high level of universal consciousness is difficult. It may sound as though all radios and televisions were blaring at once. – Edna Lister, November 10, 1963.

Relating information about a person or a situation is not gossiping or recreating, if you do it without emotional prejudice, unrighteous intellectual judgment, and base it in loving compassionate understanding. The deep the underlying rejoicing over the cleansing and return of a lost sheep, scrapes it clean.

Wherever you go, you will find darkness to lift. You must face trials by fire with family, in business and so on. You scatter soul substance recklessly when you consider darkness, think it or say it — you are scattering it abroad and giving substance away. You may not do this! You are off the beam if you think or speak idle words, feel sorry in sympathy with another. You cannot use sympathy to learn lessons. Stand and declare the good. No space or time lies between the line of good and evil, between blessing or cursing. It is either one or the other. It must become the law of good, doing nothing but good. Look into the face of blackness and say, "You are good."

Stand upon the truth that darkness is being lifted. Stand for truth and declare that truth is to live under the honor of God, to be loyal to the principle of good. When you consider darkness, think it, or say it, you are scattering it abroad and giving self away. You cannot do this! You are off the beam if you think or speak idle words, feel sorry, sympathy. These cannot be used to learn lessons. Stand and declare good. There is no space or time between the line of good and evil, between the line of blessings or cursing. It is either one or the other. It must become the law of good and doing nothing but good. Look into the face of blackness and say, "You are good."

You must lift the smallest idle word. Every thought and word spoken to the world has its reaction. Every weakness adds to weakness. Truth needs to be shouted for the world. A proclamation has to be voiced as strongly as the evil that is coming. "I am of truth!" Idle words are like a two-edged sword — they return to slay the one who spoke them. – Edna Lister, November 13, 1963.

Do not invest your life with your love. Excuses are self-credits only. True repentance comes from the Source. Arise from the quicksand of self. You are not self-important but soul-important. Reach out to eliminate all guilt complexes, to clean up every anchor of dry rot you can find so none remains. A teacher who yearns to make students over in her image and likeness breaks law. – Edna Lister, November 14, 1963.

Do not let your lines of Light sag. Keep them up always, even while on vacation. The Father can use you then for the greater works without the daily impact of the usual cross-vibrations. Diversion, recreation and sleep are the facets of the Neophyte Degree's need for rest. You can do without sleep if you have plenty of rest, recreation and diversion. The greater the man, the more brain energy he applies to his work, the less sleep he needs. Physical sound is hearing, then follows mental sound, which you must listen to hear. When you can close out the mental, you hear the Voice of God, which is a light wave. You cannot hear the inner Voice of God except on a light wave. Conflict between the need for action and inaction is the true source of all recurring headaches. For example, the downward pull of gravity in conflict with Shekinah glory to lift the soul.

Those who pass to the other side, at the death of the body, while loving the Master and the Father are granted such beauties in heaven. Yet those who pass while still loving the self more, find it a hard place. They say, "If this is what heaven is like, give me earth!" All they are saying is, "I want to go where I can have my own way." In the next breath they add, "If it's God's will." The wrecks of regression such trite statements create are shocking, for they cover complete selfishness. You need to attend to the now, to accept rather than asking why or making excuses. – Edna Lister, November 15, 1963.

As you read our Declaration of Unquenchable Love, spiritual substance fills your molds according to your imagination, thinking and that most important factor of desire — and a heavenly miracle occurs. Those who focus the balance of their thinking and imagination on "What will I do if a miracle doesn't come," find a cipher, nothing. If you stand and ignore the doubts that others voice, you will have your miracle.

Soul ascension is the most important part of our work. We want heaven as a place to go, not just to hang suspended in an agnostic void of nothingness. Our Declaration of Unquenchable Love keeps your hand on God's railing for the climb. – Edna Lister, November 17, 1963.

You must ascend to close the physical and mental sound waves and to escape earth's gravity. You hear physical sound with physical ears and mental sounds, like telepathy, with a combination of the desire and mental bodies. When negative emotions take over, you register them like earth sounds. Yet they are more difficult to get rid of when you allow them to register on mental body equipment. In pure mental sound, the desire body is not involved. Atoms in the brain cells register telepathic thought. If the mental equipment is fogged by personality and emotions, ideas from the mental world are unclear.

When the Father says, "Thou art My Son (or Daughter) in whom I am well pleased," He means, "I am giving you your fiftieth chance without involving anyone else." Your Guards build a new platform under you for balance. It can become an elevator, if you make the effort. You can never fall into the abyss unless you tear down this platform. However, unless you have been reaching, the Father will never say, "I am well pleased." – Edna Lister, November 18, 1963.

(John F. Kennedy was assassinated this afternoon.) When treating evil, darkness or whatever, ascend into the Light first and treat from the Light. People do not bring you problems, only stories about problems for you to treat. Otherwise, you are the problem. Do not straddle the fence. Leave self-consciousness behind and get up there with God.

You cannot afford to withhold the petty personal self from your surrender. You must cleanse self; otherwise, you cannot release full Power, and it would cause a reaction. If your vision is foggy and you do not lift the veil you have created by sinking into self, it could sink into tougher selfishness. When you forget law, you rip the rungs from your ladder of ascension, leaving nothing to stand on between you and the bottom. It is yours to lift, with no blame. You may not blame another. The instant you blame another for whatever it is, you claim it as yours. It is so much simpler just to lift and declare it good. For this is the only method to lift you above the law of action and reaction, echo and reecho.

Only after you declare, "This is good," and accept whatever needs to be lifted can you turn your soul vision to the outer problem, which has been brought into the Light for solving. It is necessary that you accept, lift and declare good whatever problem another brings. Send the Light to the problem and to him who brought it. The Light clarifies the solution, and puts the words on the lips of the lifter. Once you claim a problem as personal, you identify with it, and are no longer in the Light waiting for the solution. This instruction is a super-polishing to follow the Light. – Edna Lister, November 22, 1963.

How many times we hear "This is it!" Every "it" has a root, and this declaration is almost equal to saying "this is good!" For when you say, "This is it!" — meaning annoyance, frustration or irritation — you give "it" a name, claim "it" and give "it" a home in passing by, and from there "it" is lifted. All the "its" are little clouds besmirching, and so long as they float about, they nibble at the edges of the mind, even causing sleeplessness in their desire to be lifted into Light. If darkness could be personified, it would be as a beggar begging to be changed into Light.

Therefore, when one of these things hits the present, causing a lesson to be remembered, it is "it!" — the vagrant, the thief of peace, the blot on honor is named and lifted and frees one from the past, cleans up an obstacle that either causes one to stumble or blocks the doorway to the next step.

Your decision to "let down" is the cue to your Guards to let you sink and so push open all detrimental doors to the past. Letting down really goes to the root of all your present lifetime escape processes and attitudes. This has nothing to do with outright dishonesty, it is but a perfect example of how taints block the path to freedom ahead unless you scrape them from the records of life. Back, back, back you must pursue the line in imagination until every past cloud is lifted. As each taint from the far past is wiped out, one record in the Book of Life will be rewritten from above as though a human hand had changed it. Not by prayer and petition can you do this, but by honestly coming up and releasing Power over the past. This is the way true law works.

Your Guards throw out the lifelines when you are taking things too lightly and they hope the bait attracts you up to what they are able to do for you. Under your righteous acceptance of responsibility and having cleaned up any idea of blame for past ignorance or misdirection by others — for until you do this, they can do no more — they can lay Power upon the book of records behind you and have the pages wiped free of any taint and rewritten by angelic hands. Your Book of Life will register perfection whenever it is reviewed in heaven.

Your attitude of acceptance has impressed the responsible ones who sponsor you. All is well! You shall go forward, onward, and upward with no looking back except to cleanse and wipe the pages white as snow. Hold your gains and remember day and night: No detail is unimportant and you must keep them all up to date. You may not lag behind or escape.

This is it, for you have reached a point in ascension that in order to answer your prayers for illumination, wisdom, spiritual seeing and hearing, you must draw in all the little "its." So I would suggest that you make a great adventurous mission unto your boyhood, and every time you misled someone for any reason whatsoever, put it on a cloud of Light in all its ramifications, meaning everyone connected with it, cleansing them and wiping it from the pages of the Book of Life. This is not only "it" — this is good, for when you are pulled back by a thousand tiny clutching vines, it can be a heavy weight and cause untold delay. As you release one of these tiny clutching tendrils from the past, it shall cleanse the present of any limitations and remove all obstacles until doors will open at your slightest knock. Doors that have been fast shut to the rest of the world shall open to you and whatsoever you touch shall be beautiful.

Though the Father may not set aside the past that you must lift, it will be lifted on your spoken Word. You shall be watched over, defended against all the fiery darts of the wicked, and against all evil. Lift the one who misled you and he shall be cured of his sorry indoor sport. All shall work together for good. – Edna Lister, November 27, 1963.

The world is always standing in judgment, but when even ten of the Elect judge unrighteously, they add as much negativity as all the masses of earth together. Therefore, the Councils withdraw the Power from the judgmental ones, and the Power, once withdrawn, takes six full months of digging, devotion, prayers and praise to reestablish.

The way lies clear before you if you do one thing at a time, living one day at a time. You have been told to live today, meeting today's needs, necessities and joys, and to stop living a year ahead. Then your strength will be equal to each task, and your joy in little things will increase. You will find a deep satisfaction in giving, in seeing the needs, and compassionately and lovingly handling the needs of those in the outer world. – Edna Lister, November 28, 1963.

Cleanse the self and lift the veils of self-delusion, with no more sinking into the depths of self. Never blame another. If you knock the rungs from your ladder, you cannot climb it. Lift. Call everything good. After you declare it good, you may look at it. Go to the Father and make a just appraisal. Put it in the Light. Pin it up on the wall, and look at it, without taking it on by condemning it. Declare, "You are good. You are perfect." Inner conflict results unless you lift and declare, "This is good. It is Yours, Father. Let Light possess it." Do not claim any outer problem as your own. Make no negative statements, but lift all. Even one ugly statement cuts off the Power. – Edna Lister, December 1, 1963.

When you speak the Word, "Let there be Light," the Father does the rest. Never invest your life or soul substance where another will spit on it. I have lost people on this point — principle is immutable. Name indicates a phase of responsibility for creation. Trace each idle word to its source, a block to be lifted. You can do this only for yourself. The Father releases strength backed by wisdom and holds the Gates of Light open for you. He will save you from a permanent block, but the negative is still yours to lift. Hunger and thirst after beauty and all good things. You can use today's answers only today and tomorrow's answers only tomorrow. – Edna Lister, December 2, 1963.

God has brought you this far and will take you the rest of the way, as greatly and as quickly as you lend yourself to being brought. Lift the burden of past stupidities as you reach out with arms of Light, to scrape the appetitive soul clean by lifting the misdemeanors and laziness. Be a torch bearer on earth with no boastful words. Let others find out themselves. Cease rushing in and speaking law with a loud voice where fools may tread. Every incident of self-exaltation digs a trap and dirt falls in to anchor you. Your voice, heavy with self, does the work when your Father should be working hitherto in silence. – Edna Lister, December 5, 1963.

Compare your performance with the Master's, not with others in nearby grades. Always reach for a higher point of desire to become perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect. Your performance may not always match that, but it doesn't prevent you from desiring it. You have been taught the importance of not criticizing others. See them perfect, on a cloud continent of Light, recognizing darkness only long enough to identify and lift instantly, putting it in the Father's hand. That's the meaning of "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work." – John 5:17. "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." – John 14:10.

Make a fair and just appraisal, but you can always tell when you are on the wrong end of things by your emotional, subconscious reaction, which otherwise may be difficult to identify. Get to work immediately and ask the Father to move in and possess you as Light. You may fall down or fail on material points, but once you have been attuned to the music that accompanies your soul in each initiation, once you have heard it, you can't forget it.

Ascend to the Mercy Seat instantly, at the first indication of a downward pull, at the first thought to blame another. Permitting even an instant's lowering of the Light you release can work irreparable harm over your whole field of responsibility, for it opens seven doors to weakness. At the very first indication of lessening, a cooling, a lowering of soul ecstasy, reach for the glory of the high thrones and fill yourself again from your Oversoul star.

This does not take years of practice, but the desire to love God enough, to achieve the highest point of the Source open to you. "This is mine; I am Thy one responsible! Help me make it right, and I am gladly meeting any desire in my service to become perfect, never a repudiation for an instant." The time will come when you may say, "I am truly seeking to be able to do twice as much in the same time," or, "All I can say is I am determined to exceed my best of the past." Or "I realize that even yesterday's best is not good enough for today." – Edna Lister, December 6, 1963.

The love of God is brisk and strong. It does not cry or whine, but is a firm foundation you can stand on and hold to. Put every idle word and misdemeanor in a sack for lifting. When you think about the idle words of this one lifetime, you will know the vast task it is. A severed line of Light is difficult to splice, like welding wires. You may not be destructive of lines and demand instantaneous healing. – Edna Lister, December 9, 1963.

Presumption is a sin, which includes presuming to make God in your image and likeness. The Bible says, "Lift your hands to pray" in two hundred places. Watch your words, for they determine your creations. Remember the fairy tales about wrong wishes. Stand and hold fast before you speak. At your next breath, the Power will come through, and you will see miracles before your eyes. Chase evil with love. Call it love and good. If you forgive grudgingly, you still blame. "Let there be Light" is giving love when you cover others' transgressions; accept even blame with love. – Edna Lister, December 16, 1963.

(A student wrote: My purse was stolen because I sat it on the floor under my chair at the restaurant.) Make a rigid law never to put down your purse even once. The subconscious loves to break a pattern. If you put it down once, you will do it again. If you do not want to slip, do not do it once. Make it an unbreakable rule. Each detail is important to train brain cells. Keep your comparative contrast in mind, not once a year, but as a daily affair. Contrast your low point with your high point and get back on the pole. This is the positive you are to do daily. Take time to be whole. – Edna Lister, December 19, 1963.

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Conquering Self 1964

A soul who does not want to assume personal responsibility is lazy. A woman said she was so nervous about what she had to do that she couldn't rest. No one has special "nerves," just laziness and a desire to escape responsibility. Depend on God first, then a physician. When you have wavered in your dependency, it takes a long time to rebuild the atoms in your mental body. To treat, say, "Name is healed." – Edna Lister, January 9, 1964.

Review all new laws you have received this past year and make certain that you are lifting all your commitments higher than ever before. Make plans for the new year that include more timeless, spaceless watching and listening. – Edna Lister, January 12, 1964.

Listen to yourself carefully, for taints go forth as delay in the act of speaking idle words. Watch, therefore, and do not speak idle words. When you have completely dedicated yourself to God and His service, every place where you have trod becomes holy ground, cleansing, healing, and blessing all who walk there. – Edna Lister, January 19, 1964.

"Another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne." – Revelation 8:3. "Here it is, Father, this chunk of loosened soul taints and debt. I give it to the angel with the censer that Thou may purify and restore it to the original life sparks." Say, "I shall seek to do this," instead of, "I'll try." – Edna Lister, January 23, 1964.

God's Wisdom holds a compassion beyond the understanding, apprehension, or comprehension of the human mind. It contains all the elements needed to place man's consciousness on the path toward the ultimate good, God. All outer manifestation inherently has some of our Maker's qualities, in some form or another, or there could be no manifestation at all. The same divine Wisdom must direct us to the glorious perfection toward which we all strive, and compassion lies within this direction. The all-knowing Mind knows what it demands — the sacrifices of self, the pain caused by the rule of self. Yet, the ultimate compassion has the strength to stick to its divine purpose of lifting each creation back to its Source, despite the enormous obstacles that it encounters.

True progress in ascension doesn't come quickly. It is slow, often imperceptible. In fact, to see any significant difference at all, you have to compare your present position with where you were a year ago. – Edna Lister, January 25, 1964.

Braggarts expand themselves until they burst. Those who choose not to ascend stand outside the Light to stew in their own folly, alone, looking on in bondage to self. – Edna Lister, January 26, 1964.

The whole world is under the laws of forgiveness and sacrifice, but especially from Christmas to Easter. During the period of Soul Inventory and Sacrifice, from Twelfth Night to Easter, is the time to gather all misused soul substance for purification in the high fires of love, to be returned to the soul whose name and number is stamped on it. Declare this for all your loved ones and the world. – Edna Lister, February 2, 1964.

When self forgives, it is selfish and egotistical, but soul forgiveness is a deep contrition on the knees of your soul. You cannot completely slough the outer physical body while life sparks remain invested in the Land of Egypt. Treat for this, for yourself and for others. Wash your eyes every morning to unclog tear ducts and to remove toxins. An illumination or soul-shaking experience loosens bits of your soul taints and debts, which you must reach out, gather, and lift to the altar. Otherwise, these bits will reattach themselves at your shoulders, and you will soon feel the burden of them.

Some people fail to have their prayers answered because they are using just statements, not declarations. A statement is a sentence of words of truth, such as, "With God, all things are possible." A declaration must have dynamic Power behind it: "The Power now moves through this body. The Power fills all my molds now." Fascinating statements of truth are not enough. You must make a positive declaration, take positive action on the inner, and hold on the outer. You need a vivid imagination and burning desire.

If you eat meat or wear a fur, you draw together the life sparks of those animals. Bless them and lift them into a higher life form. You can shortcut venison by fifty incarnations by blessing it. Animal life sparks are restored to the Group Souls when you eliminate them through the digestion-elimination process. How else can God lift the animals into human form unless the animal form changes?

If you have an experience that arouses fear, doubt, frustration, or another negative response, a soul taint is involved. Unless you face such emotions and lift them to conquer, you leave a record of them, and harden the silver cord so that it cannot stretch for soul flights. Unless you lift such taints, you bring the taints with you into the next life. The silver cord is how you attach your soul to the two parent cells. Whenever you see a pregnant woman, treat so that her child's silver cord is cleansed of such records so that the incoming soul cannot be influenced by them.

God has been training you for a long time. When you are reprimanded, you are being initiated. The old vibration is cut off and you must move higher in consciousness. Apply what you know to everything that happens. – Edna Lister, February 6, 1964.

How good is good? And what does the term mean? There are two goods: Good for me, and good for God. By which am I running my present course and on which do I base my life?

Each is accountable for twenty-four hours a day. Fill these hours to the greatest extent of energy, love and joy possible. When self has diluted this marvelous hour, you miss the high mark. Dedicate even diversion and recreation to joy and praise going forth from the Oversoul. If you need rest or sleep, inaugurate it on joy and dedication that the Oversoul is sending forth love to the world, or it becomes something to pleasure the self.

You are required to obey the laws pertaining to your lowest level of descent, and are accountable to be more obedient than are those of earthy consciousness. The veil of illusion thickens with each sorrow, grief or hurt to the self. It is impossible but that offenses shall come. – Luke 17:1. Offenses come to you to lift their source, and so open a new funneling-off of the same kind of evil from all over earth. – Edna Lister, February 9, 1964.

When you speak the Word for perfection for others, you obligate yourself to the responsibility that you will stand perfectly, day by day, without self's contamination. Repenting once is not enough. Repentance and surrender go on hour after hour or you are in danger of the Judgment. Be whole. Be as perfect as your Father in heaven. Be healed, held and held again that you do not deny your own soul. Your words shall heal instantly when you let the Power do the work, and not demand action from any. One demand and your Oversoul ascends from you. – Edna Lister, March 1, 1964.

Do not be of it just because you are in it. – Edna Lister, March 27, 1964.

You are in a phase of life like the trough between waves. Gird up your loins for what will come as your service and decide that you shall feel no more pressure from crowded hours and accelerated work. Do not say that the pace has slowed, for that is fatal. You are now benefitting from release from pressures of soul debts that were binding, enveloping, and consuming at times, for the outer world does consume you when you believe in the squeezing pressures of earth. You also feel relief because the Power moving through is building up the protective outer sphere of your aura until it is hot enough to consume earth vibrations as they touch it. This outer sphere grows with your greater understanding and comprehension, but it is also partaking of the greater brilliance and density of the Light as as earth is being ascended. As you increase in agreeing and adjusting with family, the outer sphere of Light around you increases to a protective cushioning for your heart.

As you have ascended in consciousness, your ascension has lifted all those in your family and immediate circle above their resentments, unjust expectations, and your own inner conflicts about duty and soul freedom, everything that interfered with your work. The only way to bring through the new and greater comprehension is always to dedicate part of your mind to think up and look up in consciousness. Know that you can use or direct all your faculties in a particular direction.

The Power is limitless, for it is being released to the highest point of your ability to stand it. It goes through the Elect, of course, but the degree matters. Some are white-hot, sacrificing greatly. Others are 25 degrees below zero. Therefore, let your prayers become, "Here I am, oh Lord. Use me," and that is enough, for it is the open switch to service. It does not need to be a lengthy prayer, just one upward look for the Power to move through. Love enough shall do the work. One person praying can supply enough love for a hundred miracles. Fervent desire, in limitless degree, dictates the size of the vessel. – Edna Lister, April 9, 1964.

When Moses struck the rock and got water, they thought he was angry. Boeing shatters rocks and takes water from them for lunar experiments. Science is proving the Bible. It is a scientific fact that no matter what time of the year or where earth is, the center of our galaxy is Sagittarius.

A brother and sister, two brothers or two sisters, may incarnate and be very close. They are not necessarily twins above but may come as twins to double their life experience. Alternately, one can come at birth and leave as the other enters. When one ascends and the other descends, it may tragically manifest as a split personality in one or both. If both live high in consciousness for a time, the stronger soul usually leaves the body first. He submits to five years of intensive training in retreat, finally working back with the one on earth, keeping up with his experiences. Their Guards work with them, adding Power and illumination to their Oversoul stars while the stronger soul o'ershadows his brother on earth until the two are equal in strength and experience. They must both go before their Councils at night for supervision before the stronger can give higher law to the one on earth through the voice of conscience. This process may take centuries to complete.

The Oversoul's descent brings your taints to the surface. Purify yourself to eradicate any selfish taints remaining. Ascend in consciousness until you no longer hear outer sounds. If a taint of pride, self-pity, blame, a holier-than-thou attitude, self-righteousness, self-aggrandizement or self-exaltation remains — the taint shows on your face and betrays you unless you clean it out. In your treatment before entering the golden silence say, "Here I am, Father. Move in, please, and erase every habit taint." Let your Light so shine that you glorify your Father in heaven. Use this treatment for others, too. The love of the soul always seeks to lift what is buried under the little self to bring it back home. Also, the soul harbors that point of desire to be better, which gives him or her another chance.

Just to study the Bible is not enough, for the Bible is a way of life. The begats are records of the chronological descent of the begotten creator gods. In studying the Bible, study Psalm 119 with it. Psalm 119 is based on the twenty-two Hebrew letter-numbers, from Aleph to Tav, which release the powers of the universe. If you really want to study the Bible, read a set of eight verses of law in a Hebrew-letter section of Psalm 119 every night.

When you love God, love His law, and love enough, rays of repulsion surround you so nothing negative can get through. Love all law and love God, the giver of law. You have no right to judge another's soul, but you do have the right to make a just appraisal of his actions, but not for personal gain or self-justification. As creator gods, the Elect, we brought with us the ability to contact the Power that does the work. Expand your horizons every time you face delay in your life. Declare, "I arise, I ascend, I enter the House of the Lord. I stand under the Light. I wait upon the Lord while I work out my salvation here below." – Edna Lister, April 13, 1964.

To see beyond the beyond, your desire must be burning white-hot in the instant you look. Desire opens the soul record and casts Light into the future, true and straight, constant and unwavering. In that instant, you experience a vast supreme comprehension of the past, present, and future. The time has come to uncover and ascend all past delinquencies. Praise God, for praise magnifies. Praise increases. Praise makes joy in the heart, Light in the eyes and a special radiance of beauty over the praising soul. A simple, "Thank You, Father," lifts the earth higher. – Edna Lister, April 16, 1964.

Get rid of the old-age ideas. Live by Light and the Light will take care of you. Get used to the idea of growing and remaining high in consciousness. Keep your lines of Light open, no connections broken and in all ways remain fully conscious of oneness with the Power. "Walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous." – Proverbs 2:20. You are in the ways of righteousness as you walk before the Lord, wherever you are.

Lend yourself to the Power. Should you feel dizzy, take one step higher and the whirling becomes the stillness of the full Power. If you still feel the whirling, you are just off center. If it becomes necessary to stretch out to release the tension in your back and shoulders, do so for five seconds to relieve the tension, giving it no more thought than you do of getting a drink of water. It isn't an epoch-making event that you feel pain. Just treat it as you would putting on your shoes, and go about your business. – Edna Lister, April 17, 1964.

If I could but speak with the tongues of angels and break through the crust obscuring your understanding! Ascend to higher thrones in prayer. God uses even the most evil ones to lift the darkness they have created. This turmoil between the races is but the dross surfacing to be lifted. Do not complain. You are an ambassador of Light and glory, so let it shine through you. – Edna Lister, April 19, 1964.

One Christian, confessing God, releases more Power in twenty-four hours than a thousand atheists cursing God. Confess your faith. Daily, you are responsible for what your words have left in the past. Declare, "Let every line of Light be vitalized. Let every negative be wiped out, and only good remain." I wish I could make it clear to you. Your complete readiness to be used is essential. You have been prepared for many years. You have been ready for a few years to grab each thing you recognize and lift it into Light to be lifted for eternal glory.

The Power of the Living God is touching those whose ignorance and hatred hold them in bondage of fear, to stop them from regressing. He is closing their lips to blasphemy. You declare that they are open only to the Light of God. They are amenable only to the Word of God. What they hear is in the Light of God. Armies of Light are ready to act, yet someone on earth must call and speak the Word. If things get out of hand, call, and words shall be put on your lips. Declare, "Let it come. Let the mighty Power of God come and lift them all." Love is not enough to reach into the past dry rot of the evil ones. Continue your prayer lifting, love lifting, and glory lifting redoubled from what it has been. The Father, with His great plan, is just able to reach into the frozen places in the minds and hearts and loosen hate. However, your love must lift to be transformed into Light.

The silver cord is enfolded in and anchored at several places along the spinal cord, the heart, and within the golden bowl. It should be firmly fastened in the cartilage between last of the lumbar and the thoracic vertebrae, or the heart and body will be weak. If you are reluctant to come to earth, your silver cord is but loosely attached to the two parent cells within the SA node (sinoatrial node), AV node (atrioventricular node to the conductive bundle of His), in the heart, and you will always be physically weak. The silver cord also fastens under the hollow at the base of the skull. The last of the soul taints are lodged there in the pons of the medulla oblongata, through the midbrain to the cortex, then to the blue Oversoul star. You must lift your soul taints before the silver cord reaches that point, so have testings or take initiations. When you pass them, you lift the taints.

Cursing God reveals a soul taint, a missing of the high mark, a missing of the calling of God through Christ Jesus. You declare it good. The first curse is the first step of getting rid of self. Call it anything but a verbal curse, for it becomes good if you call it good often enough. Use statements — "The Power of the living God is closing your lips to blasphemy. You are open only to the Light of God through your ears. Darkness is smitten and absorbed by the Light." Love the unlovable, or it is no love at all. Believe the unbelievable, for nothing is impossible with God. – Edna Lister, April 20, 1964.

Have you control over your own conquering, with no taints? How great is your particular love? How broad? See Cherubim and Seraphim at the head and foot of your bed. See an angel with a flaming sword at the door. Hold all preachers, ministers and religious leaders in the Light. Put them on a cloud and see them perfect. Put spheres of Light at the front and back doors of all schools, businesses and hospitals, all buildings. Declare, "Father, fill me with Thy Light. I walk with the River of Life as it is flowing through me." – Edna Lister, April 23, 1964.

Keep thanking the Father for your spiritual seeing and hearing, saying, "I see. I see. Thank You, Father, for having given it." Rejoicing and praise will remove all blocks to spiritual seeing and hearing. Be on the knees of your heart in surrender of self and assume all responsibility on earth. You can surrender to be used yet still not be ready to be responsible. Lift everything as though it were yours — office, home, wherever. If you keep wondering why you haven't seen or heard, you add to the block.

Until you pass the 33 Degrees of initiation, which are the expression of responsibility, the pineal body and pituitary gland enable you to spiritually see and hear to a certain extent. But once you have ascended to the first Source, you have to pass a second burning sands of the desert. to open the parathalamus glands. In the first burning sands of the desert, you lift desire to become one with will, which is the full awakening of the pineal body and pituitary gland into the Oversoul I AM consciousness. Then to go higher, you must cross the second burning sands of the desert to open full seeing and hearing. – Edna Lister, April 29, 1964.

You may not relax the idea of your soul training for one moment. Offer no excuses for a misstep. You are already too high to take a chance on slipping. Rigid training is the only way to hold all gains. Speak softly and do not say, "It is this way," but, "Has it occurred to you it might be thus," or "Who has heard that it is this?" Give all a chance to confirm or deny. Let them all go in peace, saying nothing, making suggestions only. Occasionally your tone of voice is sharp, which means you are being a know-it-all.

The law is that a ruler may not speak out of turn and remain a ruler. Lend yourself to the training, and remain amenable to law as you hunger and thirst after righteousness. Call down a shaft of fire from heaven on political candidates and declare that they are being healed. Put them on a cloud of Light. Let the Father choose the outcome. Remain absolutely neutral, and thus glorify your Father. – Edna Lister, April 30, 1964.

The Power, which God waits for you to speak the good Word to release, is magnificent, miracle-working. Yet remember, idle words cut every line you've established. It takes time to mend the lines. All good words you speak go forth through all lives and benefit everyone. All things are possible to you under the spoken Word of Power. Power is released through your words, and condensed, ready for action. The Power cannot change a soul who repudiates and does as he pleases — only as long as his willfulness and determination hold out. But with the Power of All going through, the repudiation and willfulness cannot last too long. Keep on praying. Reach for the stars, every hour on the hour. A shaft of fiery Shekinah glory and golden Light combined, moves through the earth. Reach, ascend in consciousness into it or put people or situations into it. Move up in consciousness to your own Oversoul star, and from there ascend into River of Life. – Edna Lister, May 7, 1964.

The Power is instantly healing, more than ever before. When you treat animals, spread the treatment out to all species everywhere. Pray for yourself, but always pray in general for everyone in the world. Always make your prayers and treatments pay dividends for the world so that what returns to you will erase any detriments and add more of its kind to itself. Watch the idle words. Make certain you speak for all needs as a just appraisal, but also make it a treatment that goes forth to the world — with no self in the words to make someone come your way, but God's way. A soul can ascend and be healed only under a just appraisal. He is not going high enough when he is disagreeing and negative. Speak aloud to shatter the evil in it, but be sure it is selfless, not for gain for self. It is only to do the will of the Father.

You need to know what must be healed when praying for someone. Call the need by name once to shatter its power, then declare it good, and declare him healed. Then put it on a cloud of Light and keep it lifted while the Power is cleansing it. Do not let negative ideas or talk sink your ship of faith. Any time you think negatively, or fear, you have slipped. Form a blue cushion next to your physical body, inside the aura, to surround you as a protective sheath against all worldly lesser vibrations. Keep these sheaths growing around your loved ones first, and send them out divinely protected. They wear thin. Therefore, this is a constant treatment repeatedly. In cases of agnosticism or personal rebellion and willfulness, it takes many prayers and coatings to form a sheath heavy enough for protection.

Obedience to the laws you have set for yourself as a goal is critical. The Power must either move through or be closed off while your low vibration lasts. One word or one thought not of the highest lowers the vibration. Watch that first instant of being touched by something negative. Once you let a thought enter, it can take hours for your Guards to restore the Power to use you. You have always been lax on this, but the time has come to lift it. Having the desire and making promises is not enough. Do it and hold to it. Censor every word completely. Evil is consumed when you speak the Word, and joy reigns where you walk. Your laughter and smiles create harmony and understanding, and whatever you lift will be lifted. Declare the darkness melted, dissolved and absorbed instead of what you have been fearing.

Let the healing power move forth to do this work. Let your thoughts and expressions follow your vows, which are high enough to heal the world if unobstructed and not cut off so often. A constant unwavering, "without shadow of turning" vibration will build up the Power needed for miracles. You have cut off your own miracles by lack of constancy. Hold and you will be without guile or guilt. Know the love of God uses you to its utmost in fulfillment. – Edna Lister, May 14, 1964.

To become law requires sacrifice of self, and nothing about it is easy. The disease of self involved is discounted by the glory of God it brings. You ascend on the intensity of your desire to ascend. You must want God more than anything else. You want to "see around the bend" in the cycle of time, and you achieve on pure desire to see the mysteries, to go to God and serve Him here. The temptations are great, but you must continue the great crusade.

Lift everything you see or hear. Never focus on evil. Our language holds only nine ciphers and twenty-six alphabetical symbols. Every word is an alphabetical-numerical combination from the Source. You bar yourself from the Source according to the degree and kind of your idle words. Your progress depends on you. Walk softly and work out your salvation more thoroughly. The Power of the Word can wither with one glance or utterance, and misuse can atrophy another's brain cells. Even ordinary grief or blame can wither cells.

Councils record your progress at each successively higher level, but God registers your vows no higher than you can keep them. We must let earth come through in its own time, for no healing can be forced. This has nothing to do with those involved in mundane psychology or metaphysics, for they could not shatter even a sweet pea. They are protected and will speak the Word for only those the Father wants healed. You can speak the Word, but only with a pure heart and hands, never in violence. The fulfillment is in the Master's hands. – Edna Lister, June 4, 1964.

When you fill a D-cell battery with water and wait twenty-four hours, it charges. When you look up, the Light charges you, too. Lines of Light radiate from you to all whom you have contacted. You are delayed until you loosen these lines, and your good can come. Quit pushing and blaming. When a soul returns from near death, pray for Light to rebuild his brain cells. You can do no more than your brain cells allow. It takes longer for an adult to rebuild atrophied brain cells than for a child to build new ones. – Edna Lister, June 25, 1964.

So far, regardless of your thoughts, and according to what you could have done, you have been dawdling and playing with the Light. This is evident in the tones of your voice and the words you speak. All are guilty of the same thing — explanations of and excuses for the self, without one full, clear statement of acceptance, "This is mine." God does not need your excuses. He knows your heart and credits you with doing your best according to your desire and what you can do with what you have and know. If you desire perfection, you would offer no excuses ever again — you do not make excuses when your surrender is complete. I do not need your excuses. I have nothing to do with your initiations, examinations or credits, except to point out where you should direct your work.

The Gates of Light are open, according to the height of your surrender and acceptance. You have knelt at the throne, but not to remain there. I cannot prop the Gates open for anyone. Enough is enough. You are on your own. When you offer such blame and resentment, which is the only reason for self-serving excuses, then it is time to turn you loose to go at your own pace. The veils of illusion are dropping again. Power will not be cut off, but to ascend in consciousness, you will have to exert great effort and hard work, not receiving ten credits for one earned. If you earn half a credit then you shall receive only half an idea, a dream or a vision.

The Gates of Light are never locked, but they are heavy if approached with a pin point's worth of a taint of selfishness. One idle statement, one excuse voiced, weighs as much to push as all the planets put together into one great ball. What peculiar form of self-satisfaction is it to excuse or explain your self? To wriggle out of responsibility for the self is to repudiate responsibility.

Yet God is grateful that the Elect have come far enough even to look through the Gates at the soul visions beyond. However, the Gates will automatically close to the counterweight of self. Your Guards can warn, urge and entice, yes, but Councils can no longer set aside the law. The work you have already done is magnificent. But the question is, "Why stop?" If you would but remember, "I accept" — you have buried these words in self. Make a song of "I accept" and sing it all day. – Edna Lister, June 28, 1964.

"Ye are gods," and it does begin to appear what you shall do and what your potential capacities are capable of becoming. The goal is to be alive and alert, overflowing with the Life Eternal of God in its perfection as your body vehicle, your mental life, your desire and imagination. Be law so positively that you are always ready to release the Power. – Edna Lister, July 12, 1964.

Even your wavering has some virtue in it, for it brings weaknesses to the surface. It uncovers weak links in your chain of life and will make you fitting instruments for the glorious Power to use. God has used every pain, every cry for aid, every travail of the soul, the mind and the body to lift earth. Those who have withstood the evil of lukewarmness and indifference shall now begin to add what the world knows as virtues and the values in living.

Speaking in tongues is tuning into past incarnations and the world mind, and operates on the pure subconscious, partly a self-hypnosis, partly self-delusion. The power of suggestion heals. – Edna Lister, July 19, 1964.

Some grow bored and drop away from the Via Christa, saying, "I've heard that before." Well, you are hearing it again. If you use common sense, comprehension will tell you what the truth is on every succeeding higher level. The degree of Power must be greater, its release must be accelerated, and it requires a higher grade of responsibility as you ascend. The Via Christa has no room for those who grow weary of ascension. They may linger where they are. However, without a desire to ascend higher, they must by law regress and forget what they had.

Only those with a burning desire can meet the challenge of obedience to the law from the Source. The others grow weary, faint and fail. At transition, or death of the body, they must review their neglected work, and the penalty of regression, which is to repeat the work from the beginning of the initiation. This is universal law, and may not be set aside for any. The rewards for holding, accepting and assuming the responsibilities of full lifting will be greater than you have room to receive.

You achieve this ascension goal under the law of assuming all blame and debts created, not only around you, but all over earth. Hold. Only self can interfere with your ascension or cause you to fail. It is each soul's personal choice. The strength to hold is a gift that you must maintain as active forever. To set it aside even once for earth selfishness draws the veil to the highest Source, and each succeeding failure to hold adds another veil to the Supreme Source. – Edna Lister, July 26, 1964.

Opinions and prejudices are the same as repudiation. You cannot discipline the subconscious mind except at the time of disobedience. You can only think about doing it, and thinking about it sets the subconscious in its ways. You just think you are doing something, which is based in self-satisfaction, then you go ahead and do as you please. To thoroughly cleanse and purify the subconscious, you must catch it in the act of disobedience to the soul. You must become your own challenge. This is a general law.

Challenge yourself every step of the way, or you step onto the slide of decline. The first sign of decline is when you miss details and opportunities because you fail to make every moment a challenge to ascend in consciousness. Ascend your consciousness until your desire burns, until you cannot sit or sleep or think without challenging yourself. Hunger and thirst to become of the Source and that you cannot rest until you do. "Lord, don't let me miss a detail today."

I assume the general blame where my feet tread and my eyes glance, but most especially where I live; I take the blame for everything around me. Do I lift, as my gift to God, everything my name can be connected with, in any way, as a participant or as a bystander? Being responsible as a participant is the only way I, as an initiate, can be certain my own subconscious appetitive soul cannot get away with anything, and the only way I can control it into obedience.

Declare, "I now hold myself to the task in hand with all my mind, all my heart and my actions, speech and thinking until the task is finished." Conquer a roaming imagination, scattered thinking and desires until they become one, and hold them together for the task at hand. Scattered desires, thinking and imagination are born of the laziest, most indifferent self-indulgence.

When you return to your body in the morning, be in one piece, not scattered, which causes confusion throughout the day. After rising, stand, reach for the stars, and breathe yourself back into your body. Declare to yourself, "I am all together as one, and all my affairs shall be under my conquering and together in one piece. There shall be no more scattered confusion in our life together on earth, oh Lord. I shall hear Thy voice always for I am now listening for Thee, hearkening unto Thee with all my attention and fully obedient to all Thou dost say unto me." Make this your declaration hour on hour, to bring glory to earth wherever you are, and fill the spaces in between with thanksgiving and praise for the Father's protecting, uplifting watchful care. – Edna Lister, July 28, 1964.

As the Elect, we are responsible for lifting all influence of evil on earth. Everything evil has tainted must be brought to the surface before it can be cleansed. God has no one else to do this. Some pray for peace, but do not lift the lines to evil or its perpetrators. Someone on earth must speak the Word, and the Power must go through a body on earth.

If you believe that you get the answer to prayer from the Christ within, self taints the answer with self. Asking yourself what Christ would do is good training. When you do, the mind that was in Christ Jesus, when he had a body of flesh, can use you. Man must know his identity as a Christed one to serve God truly. Yet man has free choice. God Himself does not decide for man, each decides for himself. God does not move in to influence man's desire or will. The breadth, depth and height of your soul vows limit the ascension guidance and advice your Guards can give you. The choice is always yours. – Edna Lister, August 6, 1964.

Hold your lines of Light high, and do not indulge self. Those who are indifferent and concerned only with their own business are self-indulgent. Rest as you go, but do not let go of high consciousness while you are working. Allow the creative fire in you to work for the Father always. Our motto is, "I can stand one day longer than God. Someone must take up the slack and stand, day and night, holding everyone's lines so that no knots or splits develop. The Guards spend most of their time repairing your lines. Your every prayer and breath have counted. All is used. The Father preserves all your credits. Stand under the Light. Stand in the Light. Stand as part of the Light, always for God. – Edna Lister, August 20, 1964.

If you dislike being asked how you are doing, it indicates some under-the-surface thinking or emotional reaction that sends you down in consciousness. Answer them, "I am walking with God. My thoughts are stayed on perfection. My soul is rejoicing. I am on cloud 49 every moment." State your inner convictions and avoid all reference to your physical body sheath. I AM always refers to your soul. These are outer answers to questions asked. Always add some expression of rejoicing in your answers. Anything less may show a taint of not agreeing with some type of adversary.

"The Wings of the Almighty Mother of Love now o'ershadow me and are my full protection from the whole world. The Arms of the Almighty Father of all Wisdom are now underneath me, upholding me forever and ever. The Power of the Almighty God of all life now moves through me from above. The Light of the Almighty, which is the life of all creation, now fills me and my body is that life now. I have now become the law of rejoicing and it is operating in my life from the outer to the inner, recreating my body, mind, heart and soul into a new age pattern in the image and likeness of my Father, the One God. I rejoice and am glad."

Stand in the eternal flame for complete healing of the physical cellular body, twenty-four hours a day. Seek the highest point of consciousness possible, then stand on a cloud of Light. Let the eternal flame descend to surround you, then imagine the flame permeating the cloud. Consciously feel and see it rolling in and up from the feet through your whole body and back to the Source. No lukewarmness is accepted. No forgetting is allowed, no words. Just stand and let the eternal flame burn out all earth dross, all taints, all age. Fatigue is a thief. Be young, beautiful, free, with miracles possessing you and your affairs according to your faithfulness.

To delay by indifference and forgetting is only delay to the self. Once you create your place of personal eternal flame, it is held for you always. You can go and come, but delay is a fancy price to pay for such glory to show before the world with rapture of soul yours for being faithful. This is your birthright and inheritance, which only complete regression can ever take from you. – Edna Lister, August 24, 1964.

When something "smells" and you hesitate, or are not quite sure of it, stop. Put it up for three days if necessary. Pray about it and go get the answer. Do not act until you have done this. Allow no outside pressure to override this need. You would have had your answer had you prayed first. – Edna Lister, August 31, 1964.

You can either regress and lose identity, or ascend and lose identity. As long as a spark of desire remains in one on your lines of Light, his soul will come to you to lift it. The law is that once you repudiate what you had, you forget about it — it's wiped out, and your memory of it is put to sleep. Do not be double-minded. You cannot say, "God is with me always," and in the same breath say, "I am lonely." My lectures, lessons, and sermons contain the essence of my books. – Edna Lister, September 3, 1964.

Great is the reward for ascending. Why delay it by self? Many have condemned themselves to earn it repeatedly because of self. The time has come to plant your feet on your own cloud of Light, and hold. You cannot forget if you keep the desire to hold flaming. God holds — and you could not be like Him, yet fail in holding. Upon whom shall He depend? Who are you to be displeased with the Council's tests? Unless you regress by choice, the Councils will present the tests and challenges until you live up to your vows. You know to hold twenty-four hours a day. What good is it if one hour sees you on the bottom with excuses for so failing? No one on the outer has power to cause you to do anything. It is your own free choice to do whatever you choose. No one pushes you to neglect of vows. You may not demand of another. You are breaking your vows if you are making demands.

When the Elect assume double shares of service, when they pick up sagging lines and put those who have chosen less, on a cloud of Light — God can wipe war from earth. The Power of such service is cleansing, and He can double the Power through the lifter, hour after hour. Why just peek through the Gates, and run back to self? Your soul neither slumbers nor sleeps. Let it rule your life. – Edna Lister, September 13, 1964.

Your desire to hunger and thirst to be as your Father, and perfect, shall be satisfied. You shall fulfill the glories He has unfolded to you, the visions of perfection, and the beauties of form and actions. They are yours. And you, being lifted up, shall hold your creations safe. Let your holding be greater, more magnificent. You have not yet expressed that majesty of expression.

Do not let self stand in your way. The secret to climbing in ascension lies in compassion that includes the world and has no enemies, declares no obstacles and ignores any barriers in the world or in personalities. Stand in your own place, and no one may hold any power over it. Only self allows another to cause you an emotional earthquake within, for no one else can get in to touch you. Only what you are thinking touches you. Stand free of self, and be majestic and magnificent in your surrender, for under surrender of self only can you accept what comes to you to be lifted, and not to cause earthquakes within. These hindrances are subtle.

If you are kneeling before the throne of God, nothing but the desire to feel that oneness can touch you. Rejoice for the gifts God bestows on you. Rejoice that your healing — to release you from old habit patterns, physical, emotional or mental — is yours. You may not fully understand this now, but you shall. The love you bear for God grows into full stature, and soon it will have expanded and absorbed your self into itself.

You leave a recording consciousness, a subconscious knowing, here in the physical while you are on the inner. You expand on the inner according to your ascension here in daily living. Every time you miss the mark here, you shrink there, thus delaying your inner ascension and physical perfection. You can destroy yourself that way. You delay yourself by putting off responsibility for being what your vows have declared. You will expand on the inner only when you fulfill your vows here.

Do not break an outer law, even if it does not appear to conform to a principle. You cannot go to God over broken hearts or dead bodies, or break outer law to get to God. – Edna Lister, September 20, 1964.

You can give a student only as much as he can take, then you must set him free to assimilate and learn the lessons associated with what you have given. When he reaches the saturation point, let him go, but hold the lines of Light to him forever. Show compassion only — it is objective and treats all. Sentimentality is of the self, subjective not objective. – Edna Lister, October 1, 1964.

Man is the instrument of the higher Creative Impulse, which operates as desire within him, symbolizes by his heartbeat. All scientific formulas come under the principle of Wisdom. All the Humanities fall under the principle of Love. {The Humanities is a term that describes "learning concerned with human culture, especially literature, history, art, music, and philosophy." Today, we call this a Classics education.} – Edna Lister, October 5, 1964.

You invest your soul substance through personal criticism, and all other negative expressions. When you are possessive, you invest your soul substance in others, and it binds you to them with bands of steel. Free the other fellow of you to free yourself of him. You have free choice, so grant the other fellow the same also. This demanding of others has put the world in bondage. Surrender to be possessed of the Light. Say, "Fill me with Light, Father, as I lift all the life sparks I've invested in others."

Evil is finished except what is left in the minds and hearts of men. As it comes out, it seems that God has forgotten us, but He is with us. To those who love God enough, all things do come together for good. Those who prophesy death and destruction are the ones who are breathing evil to the surface, and it is good. Our task is to skim this off for lifting. God uses these people to fulfill His will. The Creator could have wiped out evil at any moment, but it would not have answered the problem because every cell and life spark impregnated with evil must be purified before God can call it a day. If a malefactor repents, the Father forgives him and he receives that forgiveness before an altar. You must bring together illumination, intuition, and cosmic consciousness to create balance for this to occur. When you pour love on an individual, his healing begins.

To speak in tongues is purely a subconscious faculty. Its source is emotionalism, and it is derived from the creature propensities. Speaking in tongues does not come from the contact you make with Light moving through your endocrine glands. All is spirit depending on the grade of spirit and for what purpose you are using it. God gives credit for service, unless you dilute your credit with pride, negatives, or asking why. – Edna Lister, October 6, 1964.

The realm of ideas is as limitless as the sands of the seas. When you court it lovingly, with consecration and devotion, the dividends are without price or number. – Edna Lister, October 9, 1964.

Love of God should be a sparkling element in your life. Is the temper of your love diluted? Love God lavishly, without stinting. – Edna Lister, October 11, 1964.

Reach out with arms of Light to gather any life sparks involved in darkness, call them by name and give them to the angel with the censer. Thus, you lift earth. "I won't" is a challenge to all the evil forces in the universe. "I will" precipitates all past debts. Never use these phrases. "I will" is a challenge to every dark force to make you act and do it. Declare, "Father, I am doing all that Thou hast given me to ascend this surrendered body. I accept full responsibility to lift, and to declare others alert and alive." – Edna Lister, October 12, 1964.

When you release Power, it returns to you as added joy and all good. Just as Light adds and multiplies, eventually, evil always consumes itself. – Edna Lister, October 20, 1964.

When you ascend high enough and surrender, the Light coming through you penetrates egotism and self-satisfaction, right down into any hidden past treachery. Such Light is enough to cause revenge ideas to surface in others. This can affect your family, which your ascension lifts, sometimes against its wishes and desires. It is dangerous to interfere with anyone's self satisfaction; therefore, many Bible verses are about humility and taking the humble place.

The test of all tests is to be the Light, and not to think of it consciously. The Light moves through and about you, like being in the hollow center of a fountain which runs down and comes up through you to ascend you. To speculate, ascend in consciousness inside the fountain, which acts like a carrier to ascend you while protecting the physical body. – Edna Lister, October 23, 1964.

You have become your brother's keeper, but you may not unjustly criticize, resent or judge him unrighteously. Lift the effects of evil, but do not name it or say, "I don't like this." Declare the practitioners of evil as good where they are. Put them all on a cloud, declare them good, leave it to God and stand in the Light.

A just appraisal puts the Light of God on the situation. Learn to agree and adjust about everything. You are good, but you contaminate the air with the fallout of your taints, and arguments. Stand in the Light instantly. Close out everything of earth. Know only God and the Light. – Edna Lister, October 28, 1964.

Live by the might and Power your soul draws from above. Hold your point. Weary not in well-doing. Physical weariness is understandable, but let your soul soar as with the wings of an eagle. You shall have untold spiritual, mental holding Power, untouchable from below and you will see the words given to you come to pass as spoken.

Evil consumes itself. Evil, making light of its own evil, blinds itself to the truth. – Edna Lister, October 29, 1964.

Ask yourself, are you a seed planter or a harvester? Only God can harvest. Plant your seeds delicately and declare that God makes the perfect impression. – Edna Lister, November 2, 1964.

Nonresistance is an aggressively defensive law that upholds its own. – Edna Lister, November 6, 1964.

How many thousands of times a day can you declare it good? "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." – Romans 8:28. Love is a principle, absolutely solid and dependable. It is firm, final and it covers everything. Every word you utter creates after its own degree and kind. You have free choice, but not free will in what words you choose to speak.

God's first Word was "Let there be Light," then He thought an idea into a form, declared it good, and that is still the law. Salvation is free, but you have to work for it. The secret is to declare it good. "Let there be Light. This is good and very good." Law has no age limit, no time when it does not work. Every time you utter a word, you put your name on it, it circles the world and returns to you. God sent you here with a built-in computer, your mind using your brain. You use the mind that was in Christ Jesus — thus, you have an instant contact with the Source.

Without breath there is no life, and without life, there is no breath. Hindu teachings stress just breathing, but breath is not complete unless you are cognizant that it contains everything you need for your life. Healing comes from deep breathing, declaring things good, standing and never wavering. You must plant your feet, stand and look into the face of evil and destruction. We are lifting evil because God has us in the hollow of His hands. Einstein gave us the secret of life — mass becomes energy when you raise the vibration, and energy becomes light when you raise it higher. If you are stingy with your breath, old age is creeping in and starving your atomic mental body. Every word you utter collects its degree and kind. One sentence goes around the earth five and a half times before it has finished collecting its own rate of vibration to return it to you. Declare all things good — "This is good and very good."

Science is backing the fact of miracles. You can recreate your body with the right kind of thinking and emotional life. You can build a new set of nerves because the pattern for your desire body nerves is perfect, untouchable and always available to you. Declare it good — "Every hour of my life is perfect and good." It is good to receive the same lesson repeatedly until you learn it. Changing your pattern is up to you. It is up to every person to make up his mind.

The Bible, in one sense, is a psychiatric textbook. Fold your arms, stand and say to the person who is handing you guff, "You are having such a good time. I am enjoying listening to you." This is how to agree and adjust, to work it together for good. "Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep." – Psalm 121:4. If you do not like work, you will not like God. You will think that nobody loves or understands you. Perhaps they understand you only too well. As members of the Elect, we can do anything, and we shall do everything. There are enough of us in the U.S. to turn the world over. We are not in any more of a mess than we have been in a thousand years.

You have only blessings and curses and eventually must eat every word you utter. You say, "It is good. Let the Light move through and heal," and according to the degree and kind of your desire, the work is done. A miracle is someone's burning desire going forth. You do not know how wonderful God is. It is exciting to go on. Your soul must be singing with life and on fire.

Let us have a healing treatment. Offer what you want to happen as a gift on an altar of Light, and declare perfection for their healing. Love yourself first. You love your neighbor exactly as much as you love yourself. You are never happy unless your spiritual life is possessing you, so declare, "Move in, Father, and possess me." Visualize and stamp the River of Life with $1000 bills. The River of Life is flowing by unmarked because it refuses to take negatives and curses — they go out into the world, but this visualization comes from above.

Jesus is the only teacher who said, "Use my name. If you use my name that life will be yours." When you do, you have become faith without any hindrance that earth can produce. Agree that God is love and adjust to the world by giving people their own room to choose. What does it matter as long as the Light is going forth to conquer evil?

You cannot sleep at night unless you are rested before you go to bed — that means mental freedom from any strain, and emotional freedom from anxieties. You spread your wings like an eagle and soar. When you go to bed, ascend in consciousness. The other side is so beautiful. God is principle and personality, and heaven is a place and a state of consciousness. If you apply logic, you know that no matter where you are, you are in a place. Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you." – Edna Lister, November 27, 1964.

God is interesting, His ways fascinating, and He has not even started yet. We are just children in cosmic terms. We have not yet awakened the brain cells to take it in. Ministers are so far behind the scientists. Ministers are supposed to lead the way, but have lost the way while many scientists are doing it.

Too many people have God and. We have God as every cell of life that is. Many people would rather suffer than be healed. Get up and reach for the stars. The Power moves through and the collapsed atoms become inflated. Praise and pray into being spheres of Light around everyone. I see all my people enfolded in a bed of Light, blanketed in the Light. Just talk to God without petitioning Him. Just say, "Here they are, Father. Please take care of them."

I enter the golden silence. The Power is moving forth. Do you see this picture of activity? "Father, do Thou open my eyes. Let me feel, let me see this glory that has been Thine from the beginning." How often have you said, "I want to see. I want to hear. Move in and possess me." Declare what you want then ascend in consciousness from the past emotional puddle. "One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." – Philippians 3:13-14. Some people have never lost contact once they have touched it. I see them a year later and if they have remained under the Light, it shows. I love life. I love the life I am leading, the books I am writing, the classes I am giving, the services.

God is giving every fellow in every grade 100 percent. Have faith and love God first, before you declare everything good, but you can begin to say it from the teeth out. You can even say, "This is good," and get rid of your repudiations. Some people are so self-satisfied. Yet your whole ascension must be the burning desire to become this law. The Father wants you home more than you could possibly desire it.

Your body's atoms hold the energy you use. Replace it as you breathe from the Source, knowing that it is the pure Light of God recreating you. Move up in consciousness and hold your hands up high. God is wonderful. "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do." – John 14:12. Do you believe this? – Edna Lister, November 27, 1964.

Nonresistance is the most dynamic law of the universe. The law, and the secret of ascension, is attention to detail, which also covers alertness, awareness, etc. You may do nothing that makes the other fellow uncomfortable. If doing it always is not right for the whole world, doing it once is not right for you. You pray for protection only after you have done everything you can on the outer to cover the need for protection. If you pay attention to detail, you have miracles. Attention to detail is imperative. The Father makes the promises, but you must fulfill them with praise. Praise is a detail. Your release of substance, through the power of love, brings it forth. Remember that there is no death, only transfiguration.

Make a project of attention to detail until Twelfth Night. Obeying one law only should not tax you. It can be on top of your mind, to remember and act hour by hour on attention to detail. This includes imagination, thinking, idle words, only to glance at evil words, statements, news, people. Dissolve it in Light. Declare it good. "Thou art now transfigured, transformed into good." There is a good power of suggestion. How far do you think you can go with what you have done to date, fluctuating? Be of one mind, one heart, one purpose. Practice attention to details in all its ramifications and it shall lead to great transfiguration. – Edna Lister, November 30, 1964.

You say you hope nothing will delay your progress in this project. You have always been self-willed, aggressive, and beat the other fellow to the punch. Therefore, you have often destroyed your own success by speaking out of turn. This has caused delay in every life. In many lives these taints never surfaced, for you were loving, always contrite, only a few times rebellious. When told of your limitations in the past you have repudiated it, but not in this lifetime. You have been hurt and rebellious, sometimes frustrated, but always contrite. This has caused the delays and could again, if you take offense, rebel, repudiate or grow weary of well-doing. – Edna Lister, December 10, 1964.

Living up to your divine nature is a joy, a rapture, an ecstasy, and a triumph. Let nothing interfere or keep you from enjoying it. Ascension is a glory and a radiance, something to live and enjoy. To be as perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect is the most beautiful achievement possible to man.

If we could only entice the world to live in a state of rapture about God. So many live like clods, one step removed from the inanimate. It may seem that one or two souls or a small group living perfectly make little impression. Yet if you could only see the lines of Light lancing through the whole of earth, cutting asunder, setting aside, drawing in, exploding the events that could cause turmoil, transitions, and deep griefs. The lines that could be traced from this one room would form a network of Light, of bands of color, and of love around the world. – Edna Lister, December 11, 1964.

No prayers go unanswered. When it seems your prayer has not been answered, a miracle has happened for someone who really needed it. Your prayer is part of the great Divine Plan to bring all humanity back to God. This is God’s way of saving the unbelieving ones all over earth. One day God will roll it all up in one big bundle and return the miracle to you. – Edna Lister, December 13, 1964.

Cleanse your subconscious cellar a shovelful at a time. When you pray for a miracle, God bestows a miracle in the world when needed. He uses your seemingly unanswered prayers to raise humanity. The person who has a miracle does not have to have great faith, but he cannot repudiate the miracle or it does not last. When the faith of one on the outside brings a miracle, but the receiver of the miracle has a shadow of skepticism, it does not last.

God uses you despite your frailties, sometimes seemingly beyond your ability. You are the pacesetters. Those who make the loudest noise and misuse Power are among those doing the most good in the world, for they are using the last of evil and will be unable to create more. Therefore, rejoice about the evil ones. The more it looks like evil is winning, the more time is shortened.

Fear is the beginning of wisdom and those who fear enough will turn to God and be saved. Speak the Word to turn their dark words into good. Your pearl of great price is to rejoice, be glad and declare everything good. Then you will sell out all your disgruntlement, criticism and idle words. Attention to detail and no idle words will ascend you to heaven. Law combines stealing time with lack of courtesy and being involved with self. If you break one law, you break them all. – Edna Lister, December 14, 1964.

You climb to God on prayer, praise, and worship. Others are healed and lifted according to the degree of your acceptance of the blame. Move from prayer to worship of God and how wonderful He is. God knows where the Power is needed when you release it. Seek first the kingdom of heaven, grab hold, and wait a minute for the Light to descend.

When you cannot do an unloved task, take the respite as a gift from God. This applies to taking hours off when you need to rest up, and it is good. Up to a certain age, ignorance and innocence can partially legalize disobedience as an excuse. Beyond that the Guards can pick up the bill only so long. Then the lesson must come with full impact until you learn it. When you must put a lesson into words, avoid creating a debt on being cruel; the debt is greater if the other person blames you for cruelty. Picture the Master on the Mount of Transfiguration. See a vision of him in front of the person, then you cannot be too severe.

Every laugh, smile and hour of rejoicing furnishes the credits you need for initiations. Your sponsors go through initiations with you, and pass or fail according to your performance. Mark this well. – Edna Lister, December 17, 1964.

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Conquering Self 1965

Taints of self dilute the Power coming to use you. Never excuse yourself for being dilatory, lukewarm, or forgetful of the high calling of the Christ. You never have any excuse for missing the mark, for you have the power of discernment all-seeing, of discrimination all-feeling, and of discretion in applying the right. Seek new ways to apply attention to detail, offering no excuses for failure. Your expression of righteousness is "right use" from the physical to the spiritual, rigidly disciplining the appetitive soul to hold to the highest righteousness, which is right use of all law. God's glory descends from the spiritual dimension to the outer as Power and life, but discipline must work from the other direction, from physical attention to detail through the emotional and the mental, to remove blocks that hinder the Light from doing its perfect work through you. – Edna Lister January 3, 1965.

An hour before dinner, scoop up with your hands and say, "Father, I lift these clouds of darkened soul substance being released. Sufficient unto this day is the evil of its degree and kind." Before sleep at night, say, "Let the impressions that register on my subconscious mind this night be written in Light and fire on my brain cells when I awaken in the morning."

You have no right to demand perfection of another, nor to force perfection on him. You have only the right to declare perfection, to see and recognize perfection, and to follow the path of perfection yourself. – Edna Lister, January 4, 1965.

You must learn to measure meanings and values of universal realities to reach cosmic consciousness. So, you must bring together illumination, intuition, and cosmic consciousness to create balance. Whenever you pour love on anyone, his healing begins. – Edna Lister, January 7, 1965.

The time always comes when you must pay the debts of all whom you contact that you may free your own life sparks for purification, clean up the crystallized frozen life sparks from the past, and those life sparks presently invested during this life. Declare, "I now lift everyone onto his own cloud of light." Call them by name and call the fire of heaven down on them. Conclude with, "You are wonderful. I love you in your own place." This must always follow a statement and lifting. Then, "Thank Thee, Father, that Thou dost keep me on my own cloud, in my own place, doing Thy work."

The one Mind that was in Christ Jesus makes up a living soul in three phases. Psychology calls these the super-conscious, conscious, and subconscious mind. Mystical wisdom calls them Oversoul, rational soul, and appetitive soul.

When you lift every last memory impression or taint of self from the appetitive soul, it is free to work as God designed it to do. The appetitive soul registers everything the rational soul needs to know from the world of things. It provides reminders and warnings to lift, not to blunder. The appetitive soul takes care of the body, watches your step, etc., while leaving the conscious mind free to carry on a conversation, write a letter, or speak on the phone.

Meanwhile, the Oversoul is occupying the soul star in complete devotion to God. Eventually, you can even have visions of inner events while fully aware on the outer. You are being trained to live on three levels of consciousness while in this body as a complete living soul. Learning to let divine Power use the three phases of mind at once is not easy. It is like tuning in and synchronizing three broadcasting and recording machines. – Edna Lister, January 13, 1965.

You have the opportunity to ascend in consciousness. Your answer, under all conditions, must be, I accept. No excuses are permissible. Lift. What is not good for the whole world to do always, is not good for me to do once. Never let a detail slide. Help the other fellow. Watch your tone of voice. – Edna Lister, January 16, 1965.

As a teacher, the laws are more strict. In the face of an initiation by fire, declare, "I accept. This is good. Let there be Light." Answer instantaneously and spontaneously, even when it appears as black as coal. You may not think negatively, reject, or repudiate. Never ask why, or you receive no credits. Even under an accusation, spontaneously say, "This is good."

Unless you lift the whole effect of a negative experience from earth, it spreads out like a thin covering everywhere, and returns with an accumulation. If you send Light out, Light returns. If you send forth even a little impatience, it collects all similar impatience from everywhere. It may return with enough accumulated force to knock you flat. Let Light go forth to gather up rebellion. God never blames you when you fail, so face each situation without blaming anyone. Declare, "Nothing from the outside moves me. I become an untouchable one. I lift."

Keep your eyes fixed on the Light, declaring, "This is good." Express only the love of God in any outer condition. I am part of God, His instrument. What goes forth from me, goes forth tainted or untainted, to draw the action and reaction of law.

When others speak of destructive prophecies, ask, "Where did you read that? Who told you? Where did you get that idea?"

As a child, I asked questions — What was the meaning of "If from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul." – Deuteronomy 4:29, and "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." – Matthew 5:6. I saw the Master at a distance, and knew that God is personality as well as law. The secret of ascension is to take responsibility for everyone and everything you contact, wherever your name is associated, then to release Power. When you go down in consciousness, you do not shed your responsibility, but always carry all lines of Light with you.

First, you must lift. When you slip and forget, you have tried to slough your responsibility. The way to open spiritual seeing and hearing is to become the strongest one in the family, without a thought of self. Secondly, follow the straight and narrow Path of the Master, which has no room for self. When you slip, climb back. Learn the lesson, for it returns repeatedly until you do. You must return to God as a creator, not merely a creature, something created. It is not enough just to pray, for you must add the declaration, "Let the Light do the work, which is good and very good right now."

Any pain or evil practice contains some element of self-pity. An ugly manifestation of pride is never taking the blame if you can put it on another. To keep my vow to assume responsibility for everything around me, no matter how outrageous, I must say, "I accept. Let there be Light. I accept this as mine to lift."

Climbing from the quicksands of earth is hard. You can go one of two ways, by ascension or regression. Ascension is your soul's inheritance. Your desire to ascend must be greater than your desire for ease in the moment. Ascension is a joy in assuming responsibility for your life. – Edna Lister, January 23, 1965.

Transfiguration requires greater desire, surrender, and far greater awareness of how great greatness is. For you still allow yourself to be tangled in a mesh of unawareness, allowing your use of brain cells to blank out in this high comprehension. No easy-going way exists, for transmutation must be a constant, steadfast awareness of God, an unadulterated, undiluted awareness of your Source — to be in it as consciously as you are in your contacts with the world. Your measuring rod is the number of excuses you make for your godless words and actions born of self, a paean of praise to the self, the lower regions of expression. If you excuse and explain your negligence, so it is. You will not remember except in part, but remain in the "I think," "I know," and "I will" stage.

You have the perfect equipment and free choice not to be touched by outer experiences, vibrations, or circumstances. What you choose and declare from the high Source will stand. You suffer from your own adulteration, not from God. Where your mind is, where your heart is, there you are. It is always so. When you really believe your spoken Word and hold it in awareness timelessly, you will have Light, beauty, glory, pain-free eternal youth and full powers to perform. The full Power and glory are yours to choose, but just a once-a-week or a part-time awareness is not enough. Once you achieve this expanded awareness, and Light absorbs the last of the self, then all things will be added, as greatly as you envision. – Edna Lister, January 31, 1965.

God puts no time limit on you, so make your love like His — firm, brisk, final, strong, and just. To discipline children, use firmness without venom or revenge, and they come through. If you are too soft, children take you for a doormat. Softness is self-indulgence. To know, say, "This is good." This is your metaphysical declaration for knowing what to do. You do know what to do. When you delay, you must release enough Light to make up for the delay. – Edna Lister, February 4, 1965.

Each embodied soul on earth has a sphere of Light, and each may equally enjoy the Light. This is the true meaning of "all men are created equal" — all have an equal right to a sphere of Light. Having his own sphere of Light gives the soul who has misused Power additional substance with which he can express the evil remaining in him. This is the only nondestructive way to bring the evil up and out of hiding so Light can lift it.

All souls place themselves where they belong according to the degree and kind of choices they have made. When someone acts like an animal, mentally place him in a zoo, yet always envision him in a sphere of Light on a cloud continent of Light above. Regressed souls can go home only under their own steam, which is how they finally learn what benefits them or acts as a detriment. Their sphere of Light gradually absorbs their evil, preventing it from moving into outer action. As they grow and restore brain cells, they can begin to pay their own debts. Declare, "You are perfect in God's eyes. Your debts are paid in the Book of Life."

The Councils decided that to be objective in lifting all the children of earth was the only way to clean up the mess. The evildoers have convinced earth's masses to feel cheated of their rights, so evil has now reached a point where justice must reign. The masses may no longer demand more than their due by saying, "I was cheated." Now they must see their own soul records and face cyclic judgment by Councils. The Father can rub their noses in it only if they have all had their "rights." Those who still will not acknowledge responsibility for their actions and records regress into creaturedom.

When you see that another has been placed in a sphere of Light, according to his degree and kind, it means that you have released him from your forcing and demands that he comes up with you. It is your responsibility to lift him and all those like him on a cloud of golden Light, again recognizing that it must be according to his degree and kind. See him in a sphere of Light surrounded with a shaft of fire so you are free and he is released. In prayer on this, call on the Master, the Emperor of Heaven and Earth, and all the great names of God. Ask them to send down fire and see all you have named purified in that fire. Stand on your point of Light and say, "I am this standpoint." Do all your praising, lift all into the Light. Do all this while you are getting ready for bed, then lie in the golden Light and be filled.

You must enter the golden silence, praising God. First, you go through the silver fields of rippling waves and geometric forms, then the rainbow fields of Light, and on, into the golden silence. You begin to be aware of these places by visualizing them, by using your imagination. At first, what you see will be fuzzy, no matter how hard you try to focus. Do not force this or you will enter the vales of illusion and damage or destroy your own soul vision faculty. Say, "I will arise and go unto my Father's house. I will share the Light that He shares with me from above. I will wait upon God always. I know that while I work out my salvation on the outer, I may arise and enter my Father's golden silence." When your inner vision clears, what you see will not be mere imagination — you really are there.

The Elect are pulling in the lines of illness to erase pain from earth. As you build a channel of Light through which to lift the pain, your body will become pain-proof. Still, if self is dragging you down, pain will remain in the soft spots. A treatment to transfigure the body: "Thou shalt rest and hold thyself high for the Power to melt, dissolve, and absorb the soft spots."

Similarly, the weak places embedded in earth's crust* are the points where Light concentrates force for lifting. Each weak place has a black, festering core and an inflamed area that symbolize the need for touching it with Light. They are scattered all over the globe to equalize the lifting of evil. God cleanses and lifts them through tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, etc. He uses you to speak the Word for this. – Edna Lister, February 21, 1965. {*The weak places in earth's crust include volcanoes, as in the Ring of Fire, and the 17 tectonic plates separated by spread rifts or subduction zones.}

If you praise God enough, you have little or no physical deterioration. Old age is the sign of using all your soul substance until nothing is left. Each must choose between sovereignty of soul or self. Domination of another is the worst destroyer of soul substance.

When you stop someone from talking, you are responsible for lifting his debts. His incessant chatter keeps his soul debts away and when you stop his flow of words, all his debt comes to him. When doing this is necessary, place a seal of Light on his lips, but you must speak the Word to lift his debts. – Edna Lister, March 3, 1965.

After you ask in prayer, act as if you already have it, and stand on your declarations with no procrastination or wavering. Some people are always searching for the easy way out. They are sure they know what God wants. Even a selfish soul is forever seeking to make up the sacrifices that he should have made, but chooses to make the sacrifice something that will glorify the self. – Edna Lister, March 4, 1965.

A task remaining to be done creates a spiritual pressure, yet Oversoul I AM consciousness waits upon the Lord to accomplish the goal. You need perseverance, or you turn off the Power for sublimation. Then the body sinks, for it cannot do without the rarefied substance from above. The heart, lungs and stomach are the last three organs to be sublimated. Self-criticism affects the lungs. – Edna Lister, March 18, 1965.

Fulfillment has been waiting a thousand times, then you have used idle words. To step from the Via Christa with a fleeting thought of God's delinquencies can cut the delicately formed vibration and cause the travail of delays. Each of the Elect has spent at least one-third of his life cutting himself back and having to climb it again. Nothing is hidden to Light, and the most fleeting of thoughts, emotions, and vague pictures can push you back, sometimes many steps.

Under ascension, only one path is open to you, up your own ladder of Light, and you must climb it alone. Reclaim it if you let go, repeatedly, until you conquer completely. You build strength each time you hold, and weakness fades finally in the glory of complete surrender of self. You cannot accomplish the full miracle until you purify every cell of the body, and your consciousness, of self. When you reach that fine edge of Christ consciousness, the mind that was in Christ Jesus, then the miracle will be in your hands. The keynote is loving praise and releasing the Power to be held inviolate and untainted by self. – Edna Lister, March 21, 1965.

This Lent is teaching us that we need more perfection on earth, and less self. This is a day in which to rejoice and be glad and to declare fulfillment. Take a lesson from the mundane world of music and dancing — become repetitious and use, "I am glad. I rejoice and am glad" for song after song the day through.

To praise and say, "Thank You, Father," is not enough. As a weak opening move, it moves nothing much, so you receive nothing much. Offer a complete vibration of rejoicing for twenty-four hours to burst the barriers and release the Power. You hold high pictures in imagination, but not enough love of God is operating through your words. You are still prone to take offense when none is meant. – Edna Lister, March 28, 1965.

Move up in consciousness and do your glorious work as a gardener of God from above. Do not plant yourself with the roots of the plants. Return to high love and devotion. Earth children can take time out for disgruntlement, but only delay fills that order. You are serving the Almighty, and must continue to serve, even when delays are the order, to hold gains for the whole planet.

God uses each according to his desire and body strength, yet the slightest earth taint lowers the body vibration where it cannot release the highest of Power without a kickback of force. God is releasing the Power now through each, according to his ability to receive in perfection without physical reaction. The Power is being released through the minds of those you have prayed for, spoken of and lifted, to restrain and hold them, to turn them nearer to Light.

You may have no expectations of any kind from anyone on the outside. You may never be down in mood, never disappointed, never blame for or against, or look backward in self-pity or grief. Lift and declare it good instantly. There is no delay, only God's right time. – Edna Lister, March 28, 1965.

To cover the need for any outer relief for inflammation or arthritis, ask, "Is there anything the Father wants done now for the next step of renewed body-building?" Use this statement — "Thank Thee, Father. Hosanna! Hallelujah! I have found me out substance." On arising in the morning, ask, "Are there any orders for this (situation)? Is there something Thou wouldst advise at this time to make me a greater servant of Thy Power?" Do this and you will find that the answer is there. You can always check it.

Your subconscious is so steeped in I-me-my and what you should do to effect your healing, that you fail to see that you are strong to do a day's work without rest, despite all outer conditions. You cancel your prayers and release of substance by your negative subconscious mumbling. Despite all this, the Father is healing you. When you express your thought that you are doing it, it shows self is still hidden in your subconscious mind. The slightest thought, the tiniest hint of self stops and nullifies your progress. You keep canceling what the Father has done, yet He heals you, no matter the physical appearance.

When a physical test comes, do not deny it, but ignore it. Do not accept it emotionally or let your subconscious mind take charge. Just do not give it room. Denial feeds the thing denied your soul substance. Ignoring it gives it no life or substance. Nothing is impossible to you when you speak the Word for perfection. Yet it may not always be instantaneous in its action. An undercurrent of faithful vibration must uphold the spoken Word until it goes forth as supreme Power to build the object or desire into outer form. – Edna Lister, March 30, 1965.

You must remember, hour by hour, who you are, to whom you belong, and to whom your devotion ascends. Then you will feel divine strength and hold yourself above self, the hindrance and limitation that delays your fulfilled promises. When you must spend your devotion in the payment for idle words and stupid self, nothing remains to pay promises. You do not have enough coin of the realm. This is the delay. You must fulfill your promises to God before He can fulfill the promises to you. – Edna Lister, April 4, 1965.

As Christ was the application of law as flesh, so the Christ principle today is the application of all law as he taught it while in the flesh, becoming law as you must to live with him in that timeless, infinite consciousness. This is essential. Ever to come closer to him, to be law made manifest is the way. You apply this by becoming all law, the commandments, old and new, the Sermon on the Mount, and all laws gained in classes and personal clinics. – Edna Lister, April 5, 1965.

You wipe the pages in your Book of Life clean by redeeming your soul substance through prayer, but you must pay your debts. Keep on knowing the truth of reality while ignoring the appearance of things. Do not look for results. When asked, "What do you teach?" my answer is, "I bring the Light." If you live in the Light, you take the Light wherever you go. You cannot turn on the master switch in a room and have darkness in the center. You cannot be Light if you permit dark places in your body. You are not Light enough. If so, the Light is turned off. You cannot carry full Light if you hold onto any darkness. The Shekinah glory is from everlasting to everlasting. Ascend to and remain in this Light.

You may not be proud, but must have so much pride as a son or daughter of God that you let nothing lesser touch you. So there is a pride that is soul protection from the outside world, not pride of self. You cannot do it and look down the end of your nose arrogantly, for this denies the Christ. Be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect. Apply a just appraisal to yourself. Are you doing this, acting as an ensample of Light before the world, which is soul pride, or as self-centered pride of achievement? Be happily proud of your accomplishment as a just appraisal, which is a form of joyous ecstasy in seeing the Light working things out here and now. To be the surrendered instrument is pure joy.

When someone thanks you, look up and give it to the Father. Return her thanks to her as her own soul substance. Do not let self gobble it up, but return it. Universal objectivity is born of pure compassion, and you can see through walls on this. The difficulty is to focus that universal objectivity and compassion to fit mundane activity. You may not permit any subconscious reaction and accomplish it. The attitude of a universal servant is to see everything around you objectively, not to bring self into it. Just apply universal understanding to the outer.

You call down the Light, others stand in the Light, and the Father gives their answer. "I bring the Light." Do not inject self or "I" into the other person's place or into the situation. Be in the Light. The instant that pure Light descends, darkness explodes and is no more. Be universally objective, which is the source of all illumination and understanding. Beware — you can be universally objective and still be unable to apply it on the outer or to the other fellow. – Edna Lister, April 8, 1965.

Ascend to enter the golden silence on praise, praising God. In the spirit of praise and soul exaltation, say, "I will arise and enter my Begotten Father's house. I will stand under His Light, which He shares with me. I will wait upon the great Voice and the Face always while I work out my salvation through outer attention to details."

Reach with arms of Light and gather all scattered parts to be in one place. Say, "I ascend with my Oversoul, to be absorbed into Light." See the golden Light. You cannot follow your Oversoul unless you are the golden Light.

In a constant spirit of praise, lift everyone onto his own cloud in golden Light. Lift all your worst favorites to cloud nine, too. Leave nothing and no one out.

Then ask the Voice, the Face, the Master (say all the great names of God, the Supreme) to send fire. See everyone you have named up on a fiery cloud. Say, "Let all your Light and Power move through."

After you finish all the "lets," just ascend in consciousness again and follow the golden Light to the Father. Tell Him how much you love Him. Be in ecstasy before the throne of Shekinah glory. From this standpoint you are there. If the phone disturbs you while you are in the silence, be happy and answer. Give good answers or say, "Why, I am just in the middle of something. May I call you back?" and remain high in consciousness.

To go out at night, praise and finish all your "lets" while taking care of your nightly regimen. Put everyone and everything up on their own cloud of Light. Say, "Let the Power descend." Then, last of all before sleep, follow the golden Light.

Attention to detail is the king of all laws. Just to know law is starvation unless you apply it to the point of becoming law. Attention to detail includes idle words, the greatest detail — all your actions on the outer, every thought, idea, emotion, and physical act. You can accept God, be aware of God, yet pay no attention to detail. This avails you nothing. Look about you and see the effects of this in the lives of others.

Stand in the glory as the glory, releasing the glory. This is praying without ceasing, standing in the Light without ceasing. Having done all, stand. To produce a seemingly impossible miracle, stand in silence and hold the goal before you. Be faith only with no feeling of urgency. Little by little, you add substance to the goal. The first one through must go the last mile. – Edna Lister, April 22, 1965.

Be in harmony with the Holy Breath and breathe deeply of its Power. Let it become your bedfellow, walk with you, uphold you, and live with you to uphold your spoken Word. – Edna Lister, April 26, 1965.

Do not deny pain, but ignore it to wear it out. Pain and your endurance of it is lifting the dregs of evil and all things like it from earth. To be enfolded in Light requires great strength of physical body, and a complete understanding of all things that affect you. Even slight repudiation or denial causes a reaction in the physical body and greater pain. It grows easier to bear only with complete surrender of self and acceptance that physical pain is a necessity in lifting your share of world debts.

When you are being prepared for such enfolding, great pain can result, particularly as headaches due to past misuse, which has hardened the mental body lotus petals. Thawing them is painful. To accommodate the Power, every nerve must be healed, in some instances not only restored, but rebuilt. There is no way to rebuild the active brain cells within the golden bowl without intense agonizing pain. Therefore, reach much higher as you breathe. – Edna Lister, May 7, 1965.

Praise is the only thing that starts faith flowing, the fuel on which you run. Praise is your eye salve. Eye trouble results from a lack of appreciation and gratitude. – Edna Lister, May 13, 1965.

The offspring of poise and Power are the twins, peace and patience. Patience represents the inexhaustible eternities of God expressing, and nothing can stop the Eternal from expressing. You are considered dependable, trustworthy, stable, and unwavering. When you allow yourself to be cast down because of emotional hurts, given to you for lifting, you are denying God. You may not use these terms to designate your moments of self, but they are true, and you, endowed by God, chosen by God, held by God are finished with such matters. When you have made high and rigid vows, you must keep them inviolate and supreme. You shall hold.

You are chosen, gifted above the ordinary standards of earth, and your stand must be supreme and immovable. Do not permit yourself to be moved by anything earth can do. God has endowed you with glorious soul powers that make you invulnerable to any words or actions. The exercise of these supreme gifts increases their efficacy and power to act at once, miraculously.

When you gird your loins and say, "Let this be so," it is so. When you allow your loins to become ungirded and say, "It is so," you go flat on your face. To gird up your loins, draw them in and stand tall as you speak the Word. Let God do the lifting, for you may permit no taint of self. You cannot gird your loins and think down. When the loins are ungirded, your words may carry taints of blame and resentment. When the Elect consciously gird their loins and speak in concert of mind on one matter, tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes are lifted, set aside and the Legions of God move in to sack evil.

(Later, after I had said, "I am patient most of the time," Edna Miriam said, "If solar energy permeated earth only most of the time, there would be no earth.") – Edna Lister, May 25, 1965.

Begin your day in praise, before opening your eyes, in thanksgiving for one special thing. Dedicate praise to your worst favorite. No matter how far you have strayed from Him, God's love is the River of Life that flows through you to uphold you. – Edna Lister, May 30, 1965.

Everything you fasten your attention on, you fasten to your Power line, enlivening it. Expectancy follows attention and you have a miracle, for tension increases and the Power pours forth. Hold yourself above anything that can be considered negative. Enter the high place and make ten statements of glory for every pessimist you hear. You are on the Power side, God's side. Your words will go forth with Power. God does not need the many, but the few on the Power side. – Edna Lister, June 3, 1965.

The measure of your faith of God is your surrender to be the servant of all Power. You sublet your mind when you descend in consciousness — the silver cord retracts to the body and rewinds. God cannot be insulted. Just look at the person, and see God's eyes shine through.

It is time you enlarged your capacities of discernment to see God as His unlimited capacities really are. You must differentiate between appetitive soul, to cover outer things, the rational soul of outer faculties, and Oversoul's worship of God. These distinct capacities run your life here and above. It is your choice. Which part of your consciousness do you want running your life?

Use a map of the world until you can fix it in mind as you speak of each place of darkness. See it nation by nation. Do this once a day. – Edna Lister, June 7, 1965.

The only way to be certain you make the right choice is to ascend in consciousness instantly on everything first. You have earned your place by travail of soul and by overcoming every personal reaction connected with your ascension. You learn the lessons to be irreproachable the hard way, by blundering in misuse of law and Power on earth. You have no excuse for taking personal credit in doing your duty. The climb is steep, slippery, and filled with obstacles when it reaches a plateau. No soul may have even a taint of weakness to sink or tear down the whole, letting evil abound.

Where a great leader is needed, great conquering must precede. No taints are acceptable. It is as well to learn immediately that you may offer no excuses. All your difficulties arise from seeking quasi-legitimate excuses for disobedience. You cannot cover it up from God's higher law. You receive no credits for doing your duty. The role in which you are cast gives no credits. Yours must be service beyond duty. You receive credits for praying, for holding, for loving enough, for obedience to all laws, so that you do not break even one. – Edna Lister, June 10, 1965.

Growing through sacrifice of self can become a heavy burden if you slip even slightly from the straight and narrow. The path has room for your two feet only, without self. Your Guards can clear the path before you, and release Power to into the past day to cleanse, purify and lift all darkness left behind. They can hold you if you knock at the door for help, and can protect and save you learning the hard way. However, the choice of where you step is yours. God's laws are exact, and you must continue to search your soul for an exact expression under timing and spacing, under quality and quantity until all questions are answered and all doors are opened to the outer for success. – Edna Lister, June 11, 1965.

"In the beginning was the Word," which is put on your soul records, so it behooves you to clean up your words. The Council keeps a copy for you to see what you have conquered and what taints you have uncovered. The Holy Spirit is the white Light or Shekinah glory. You can bargain with God only by agreeing and adjusting. You must pray, conscious or unconscious, and even unconscious prayer fills the bill. Faith and victory are synonymous. Faith is not victorious when you dilute it.

If you have no time to do a task, do not do it rather than taking the time away from God. Do not steal time or effort from yourself. You cannot pretend you have time, or you scatter your consciousness. – Edna Lister, June 14, 1965.

Wherever you center your attention, the Power follows and creates a miracle, because Power is a miracle wherever it touches. It cannot be anything but itself and it must go forth. It increases whatever your mental commands tell it. Your likeness to a computer ends there. God's Power creates the command you put into the computer. When you walk the fate line, you tune in the world's disharmonies. When you step onto your path of destiny, you tune in on your own particular vibration as color, tone and chord. As you focus on your desire, Power follows, feeds it and creates.

If you desire to possess something and own it, then the thing may soon possess you and become an obsession. Many people lose their lives because of such a matter. – Edna Lister, June 16, 1965.

Darkness will dissipate at your coming. Cast a net of Light over it, haul it in and give it up to God to be melted, dissolved, and absorbed. You are held safe in the Light, which goes forth as your words and deeds, overcoming the world. – Edna Lister, June 21, 1965.

If you fell into a ditch in the past, put a bridge across it. When you come around to that place in a year's cycle, something of the same nature could push you right off the bridge into the same old ditch. So stand still when something hits you, look up and say, "God is the greatest!" – Edna Lister, June 23, 1965.

When people follow you, it means God has made you His instrument for them to follow, and you are responsible to become perfectly effective. If you announce that you don't want credit, you are protesting too much, and thinking of self. If you are the Light, you need not protest about anything. They follow God's agent, not you. – Edna Lister, June 24, 1965.

Mentally, walk on grass in the morning, declaring that the magnetic currents are consuming all dross in your understanding. Understanding is to stand under the Light. To do so, your expression must be greater than just good enough. Express complete compassion until nothing in you reacts. You may use no personal criticism on another anytime, even if his habits nauseate you. Do not demote the other fellow. Treat him well, and politely. Keep your emotions out of it. Sacrifice your outer reaction. You are not called on to like that which is unlike God but you may not judge it unrighteously. Treat these confrontations as endurance tests to see if you will stay up in the Christ Light, and lift them.

Go to bed on a cloud of Light. Be sure to take at least ten minutes for absolute quiet before retiring. Think of nothing except moving up to the Source. Do not relax by feeling the bed, but by feeling the softness of a cloud. As you notice the creative fire awakening, know that it goes down the spine, and touches the sacrum. As it does, an explosion may happen in your solar plexus, the heart center, or your head.

Before you get up in the morning, no prayer is more important than breathing yourself in deeply and talking yourself back into your body completely. It will even stop a headache. Once on your feet, reach for the stars and declare, "I am o'ershadowed by the Source. I am held by the Source," and you will have no difficulty praising the Source. This is your prayer, but you do need that few moments with no cross-vibration. – Edna Lister, June 25, 1965.

To be firm and final about law with an adolescent, but still loving and compassionate, will lead him or her through troublesome times. You may relax discipline, but not below a certain level, for this incites greater rebellion. When disciplining, make sure it is for this event or time, not for all time. Hold your level of brooding, yearning, compassion of love to be firm, not soft, wobbly, or weak. Love must always be brisk, "This far and no farther." Once you learn that level of relaxing and hold it, your difficulties are over. Step up and express the great power of love. – Edna Lister, July 20, 1965.

Foolish people interpret what others say into what they want to hear. When you face a problem, and fear the other fellow will raise heck, he will. Speak in a matter-of-fact manner, stand firmly and finally, and believe that the Lord is working it out. Put it on the altar and make your first stand — "This is the way it will be." You may not hold the slightest fear-idea. Cleanse it. Your only need is to stand on your Mount of Transfiguration, where all is perfect, and the world will follow. Conform to the outer world for communication, etc., but never descend from the Mount of Transfiguration while you are working out the salvation of each problem. Stand there and serve "without shadow of turning."

Your difficulty has been in not holding, slipping from your place, and having to climb back a thousand times, grasping Transfiguration but losing it to grasp hold again. Your spoken Word is truth, but slipping has delayed the fulfillment of your desires. Yet each time you slip from this high pinnacle, you do build up an inner power and quality of firmness, until one day you truly hold. If you could but see your glory and radiance on the Mount of Transfiguration, the place of supreme joy and Shekinah glory, you would never descend. Your smallest holding in the Light pays tremendous dividends, and returns as all outer things.

When you finish the fate line, you step onto the path of destiny, for the initiations are Rebirth, Baptism by Water, Baptism by Fire, Transfiguration, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension, which is crossing the abyss to sacrifice the last of self. Every part of the physical must be in alignment.

Be compassionate, but not touched by sentimentality. Hold others in your arms and love them "out there." Declare them healed and strong. Hold them on a cloud of Light, not inside your aura, which is the difference between love and sentiment. Compassion says, "I wish I could lift you out of this." Be busy and serve to strengthen the next generation. Lift them onto a cloud of Light and recognize that it is good for them to live and learn. They need to learn what love is, for it is love that suffers. Empathy is a combination of imagination and the love of God that gives complete understanding of what others are going through. Tell them that you comprehend and that the future is filled with glory. – Edna Lister, July 31, 1965.

You may entertain no negative ideas of any kind, conscious or unconscious. Give nothing power by letting in negativity. You dare not be negative. Be positive always. Never let down. Never excuse or make an excuse. An excuse charges a debt of blame to yourself, another on the outer, or to the Master. Never blame, criticize, judge or condemn self or another. – Edna Lister, August 2, 1965.

Edna Lister left Seattle August 2, 1965, for a two-month lecture tour in Great Britain.

Look up and accept. Say, "Let there be Light" to ascend in consciousness. You need nothing else. Stop seeking causes for why things happen, which is self enjoying the analysis. Say, "Let there be Light," and you will see glories greater than anything the world can produce. Analysis produces a mental malnutrition, which obliterates your soul's vision. Declare that whatever happened is good, and you will see a picture of the taints that brought it to you. One day you will become so conscious, that you will entertain only Light. Light will lift any burden of darkness, no matter how heavy. The difference is that now you still let the carrying strap fray and it gives way, so the load falls on the ground before you lift it. Keep your lines of Light taut. Keep the burdens lifted and in Light. Bind them with cords of Light. – Edna Lister, November 1, 1965.

When you enter the golden silence, close out your own mental propaganda against yourself — thinking that you are unworthy, you have not earned it, or it is not God's will for you to have it. The very atmosphere is full of people's mental malpractice against themselves. – Edna Lister, November 3, 1965.

Your endurance tests are essential to refine and purify the spiritual body for ascension. You can burn out the crystallization you have built into nerve tissue only by intense activity. Nerves are the last of the physical you refine. Since they are the seats of all sensation, pain, sorrow or joy, and ability to stand, this involves great pain. The entire process of lifting the lesser bodies to dwell in the electronic fire body is painful, with a certain tearing, pulling-apart sensation beyond any ordinary earth pain. You have not finished this process, but it shall diminish in intensity and occur with longer intervals between.

The glory of the refinement of bodies is indescribable. You must experience it in person to know the meaning of ecstasy and rapture, for you cannot buy an ascended body, nor can the Father bestow it. The only vehicle to carry you from the outer coarseness of the physical is the ship of endurance. The only invocation for release is, "This is good. Let there be Light." There is no turning back, nor has ever been. "Forward, onward, and march!" is the watchword between the endurance tests. Your ascension will be complete when you no longer notice the tests. For every pain you have suffered, your Guards have lifted a hundred for you. You have the joy of knowing you have paid the debts of your family, friends, and your share of world debts. You can attain true joy only by suffering and holding. Any other way fails and you can fall until you have nothing left.

To seek the kingdom just to know more does not part the veils of illusion. You must tear away the last, seventh veil of illusion strand by strand, each representing a nerve. Regression can set in only when the rational soul seeks comfort and lags at the last veil. As you sever the ties that bind the last veil, it becomes a brick in your path of ascent. If you leave a strand hanging through regression, it becomes a lash of further suffering and grief, with the physical body hardening into physical pain. The seat of sensation is in the desire body, thus every physical cell becomes an avenue of pain that doctors cannot treat, and the suffering can be tremendous.

To shatter the entrenched strongholds of darkness, God must permit confusion at times, such as now. Earth is a great Tower of Babel and confusion that will touch families, organizations and governments. All the Elect need to do is to stand. We need more constancy than ever. When you bake a cake, the mixing of ingredients looks like confusion, but the cake comes out perfectly.

When you say, "I feel," you have descended to the little self's hunches, and sitting in judgment. You cannot say, "I feel" from the high Light or a joy vibration, but only from sensation. You must touch and investigate evil but only for lifting the lines to it and its effects on people. If you smell something fishy, bring it to group for lifting. God is using the curses of the good people to blast open ancient crystallization.

Every disease has its own rate of vibration and floats within its own film of substance, which is amenable only to the spiritual Word spoken on its level. When you want eyes or ears healed, treat all eyes, ears, and the thousand-petaled lotus simultaneously. When you ascend in consciousness on intuition, for example, one petal quivers and says, "Help me," and you will suddenly realize you must treat a particular disease.

Every soul who was incapacitated before he passed to the inner must incarnate before 1978, which will increase the numbers who develop multiple sclerosis and other degenerative diseases, to lift and cleanse their soul substance and finish paying their soul debts. While you may not treat the effects of multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy successfully, you can treat for the portion of the brain that controls muscles and nerve centers.

God is using the curses of the good people to blast open crystallization. Where He is using hate to cure hate, the hate can alight only on hate. Put shields of Light around our soldiers in Vietnam to run the evil back on itself. Evil personalities must be taken from earth, but you cannot just say, "Be gone." Their life sparks are intertwined with those of the good people with whom they associate. The lines of Light to the good must be untangled from the lines to evil. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God." – Matthew 6:33 — go to God and be His son or daughter, seek your true identity. This is a complete surrender. God can use you as an instrument when you have surrendered the I-me-my-mine.

To excise that which eats from that which feeds the soul is a delicate operation. When you are irresponsible in any department, you fail in part. – Edna Lister, November 4, 1965.

God releases Power according to the soul's ability to hold fast to illumination with his will. Your vows are anchored and registered above the Gates of Light in the measure of your ability to hold this way. Your loved ones have access to whatever Power is released through you. The only way you can fill them is to share it with them. They mentally reach out to draw on the Power you release. – Edna Lister, November 14, 1965.

How great is your conception of God? How often do you magnify Him? Praising God starts my vibration to boiling, then heats my vibration and sets it on fire. That's how I know that everyone must have his share in a miracle. For example, doctors and researchers introduce scientific miracles, whereas the Elect, the descended creator gods, use the spoken Word of divine Mind, Substance, and Power to precipitate miracles. The invisible is 90 percent of the universes — only 10 percent is visible. You can't see the spoken Word, only its results.

When you pray for those on your lines of responsibility, declare your lines are loosened from around those you have passed on the street or anywhere you've been that day. Your lines surround others as you move along, and these people can also have miracles. Your lines reach all over earth. If just walking around people puts up a line of Light, think what criticism does. – Edna Lister, November 16, 1965.

When you reach a high point of consciousness, be aware of staying up in soul exaltation to glorify God. Praise and allow nothing to bring you down into the mud. Stop closing out the tones of voice that disturb you. Instead, bring the person up on a line in ascension, drawing him forth to be lifted. The law is that you must clear the record by absorbing and lifting everything about you, making it one with you, agreeing and adjusting. So do something about it now. – Edna Lister, November 18, 1965.

The one who sows the seed gets the credits in heaven. His dividends are deposited in God's Bank. Everything depends on God's Light, strength, and dependability. Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" Any scientific formula for action that will stand the test of time is truth. It depends on facts established from principle and experience. Principle is dependable.

One person is healed, but another isn't. Why? Metaphysically, you must consciously add God to the equation. For example, is God wiped out when the day is gray? A mathematical example of addition is 2 + 2 = 4, yet first you must know how to add. Adding God to the equation creates balance and harmony. Beauty is harmony, harmony is beauty. Everything working together harmoniously builds up divine energy. You then generate atomic Power. This is the source of ghostly strength when you need it most because it is untouchable, inexhaustible and spiritual. The dependability of this strength is "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" – Psalm 27:1.

We must keep evil on the run for Light to absorb it. Stand and declare God's glory even when the world looks black. Do not listen to propaganda passing for news broadcasts. – Edna Lister, November 22, 1965.

The world needs more teachers who talk about ascension. Most teach nothing higher than resurrection. Anyone who tells you to be good is talking about ascension. On the Via Christa, our work is to lift self to run the life of the body perfectly while soul ascends. Release God's Power and Substance, saying, "Let the Light go forth." Declare that which you want put into action. Visualize Light, which starts the vibration that renders evil helpless. God will stop war when the peace in minds and hearts of men is great enough to do it. But this peace must be in the heart for thirty full days, not contaminated by what you read, hear, see, or experience. Make a declaration of dynamic Power. – Edna Lister, November 23, 1965.

Everything is outlined in divine order and all things are arranged, ready to become apparent at the right time. The answer will not be revealed before the right time, so questioning is out of order, illegal, and delaying. – Edna Lister, November 26, 1965.

Some distraction or annoyance must show you when you are not at your high point of alertness. Everyone has passed this initiation but will face it again during the holidays. If it is in your heart that another still has stray taints, lift everyone higher and pray harder for the world. – Edna Lister, November 30, 1965.

"I'm sorry" does not pay the debt, it only acknowledges the blame. – Edna Lister, December 2, 1965.

The Word the elect have spoken has released the Power that has stripped the cover from darkness. As fast as we can conquer, Light will stop war. We have conquered thus far. Now we hold. Close your ears to darkness, to anybody who talks darkness and evil. Say, "My ears are closed. I believe in the Light." When you hear negative words, wipe them out, turn them into Light. The Light is working. "Here it is Father. Make it Light and return it to the sender."

People ask, Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? They feel suspended, open to all suggestions because they have no answers. You can find all the answers when you know where to look. Go to God and His Christ, not to the world. – Edna Lister, December 5, 1965.

Arguing is a definite sign of an insecurity and inferiority complex that bolsters itself by fostering opinions and prejudices on the outside. Discussion is exchange of ideas, while one listens and seeks information from the other fellow, a listening attitude. Arguing is a dictatorial attitude verbalized. – Edna Lister, December 6, 1965.

The heat of anger welds the soul records to cells of the physical body, causing hardened arteries, heart attacks and stokes. Treat by declaring that the soul records in the brain neurons shall be loosened from the outer physical where the soul, missing the mark, has welded them, and be drawn from the blood platelets to the medulla oblongata. The majority of platelets become frozen along arteries, and in some cases in varicose veins. Blood platelets cling to artery walls, crystallizing and shrinking the arteries [arterial plaque]. Where the anger had been bitterly corrosive, it will soften and weaken the artery walls, resulting in an aneurysm. – Edna Lister, December 9, 1965.

Never make an offensive positive statement, such as, "You are wrong!" Instead, say, "It could be this," or, "Let's think about this." Do it inoffensively.

A goal is not a door you batter down, but something you work toward and through. A goal is an opening between the goal-posts. Some people do not reach their goals because they lack a final kick to get to the goal. They wait for something else to happen, when kicking the ball through the goal posts gives the reward.

In writing, for example, when you have gotten the ideas, you then back away. You tear it to pieces to find out if you are putting in bricks without straw, something you cannot prove to the world. To be a better writer means stringing words together in a pattern, the pearls of great price that come from higher illumination and intuition. You must continuously express these ideas with words in a new interpretation. Until then, you have not yet arranged the words in their final interpretation.

To set a goal is to set a place in time-space that you want to reach without being diverted by circumstances. It is a target in life. It has to be a broadened and expanded horizon. You know you have reached a goal when you feel squeezed. Enlarge your horizon. Double your efforts toward your goals. Without that extra effort, your horizons collapse. Two sentences contain the law: "This is good" and "Let there be Light." These can be the idlest words when the heart is thinking of itself, which this is repudiation of whatever has happened or blame. However, to say them first gives God an opportunity to send His magnetism to hypnotize you out of self, and your first step upward in the Light from some sort of earth-blow you needed for salvation.

Your prayers are efficacious, well placed and well formed. Your prayers have a meaning beyond just the goal of added things or even healing. As your prayers increase in volume, your capacity increases for the return of Power over the lines established by your requests. In what measure should all "added things" be given? In what quantity should it be poured out? Which should go before the other, and how fast should God condense substance? Your use of the many virtues determines the measure of these things. If you are an up-and-down sort of person, your results will be up-and-downish. Sometimes you will have miracles of perfection, and other times malformed creations. – Edna Lister, December 10, 1965.

Every prayer fulfilled involves many, which is why you ask and wait upon the Lord. Do not grow weary or question the outcome. Accept any delay. If Light does not wipe the idea from your mind in three days, go ahead, but never look back or second guess God. Looking back causes tragedies. Remember Lot's wife.

What will you use to pay the debt of blame you charge? It involves everyone around you. Once you pray, declare it good, lest you charge another inadvertent debt of blame. Therefore, if you have questioned yourself as to being right or wrong, declare it changed into good to pay for all misuse of law.

Strive, without force, to release Power day and night, and seek ways of enticing the weak, the wavering and the stubborn. You can never entice a stubborn soul until you strike his keynote of self-interest. You can use some flattery to help him swallow the bait, but only to a certain point, not beyond, because he is not gullible. Bring him into the Light to do magnificent work. A stubborn soul will remain stubborn, but can and will stand and hold beyond the limits of a weak soul. Souls who are healed in this way go forth and bring others in to work for God.

Your enemies are your footstools. The more they express their hatred of you, the greater God can invoke the laws of protection to cover you. – Edna Lister, December 13, 1965.

To overlook is to look up over at Light. Overcome is to come up over and jump over the moon, symbolizing emotion, into Light. A high point of soul exaltation, rising above physical weariness and debility, will uphold you until release comes. If you do not let the outer burdens of time, effort, fatigue and weariness to interfere with your ascension, they shall interfere less and less. – Edna Lister, December 16, 1965.

You are a creator and must increase your capacity for finding new goals by going to God, not intermittently but constantly. There is no life in subjects that have no challenge, and a challenge in a goal means interest in that goal. Even adverse interest helps you to reach a goal. If the goal idea arouses controversy, let it spur you to ever greater effort to break through the veil between you and the new horizon. If the challenge discourages you and weakens your desire, it is well to have it happen at once. To have a new idea for a goal is the first challenge. The second challenge comes from the outer adverse criticism and causes the pounding and the speculation which reaches out to the horizon for new backing of the original idea. Only once in a while will a new goal tear down everything about itself.

Never let a goal slip by unchallenged or untried, no matter how silly or fantastic it may seem. Hidden somewhere within is the seed of life to bring forth a new idea. Carefully examine each without picking the seed apart before planting it. To keep silence is good. Let each idea mature and sometimes two goals will merge as an ideal and become one flaming goal. Keep your mind open and your soul absorbing energy wherever you go. Sometimes you must write six phases of one idea before the seventh appears, which will unfold the other six. Sometimes a fantastic idea will unfold into the most plausible and wonderful. No time is lost, for you can do this work on redeemed time, which means not to let your mind wander. Put unused time to use, to speculate, ponder, and digest what you hear. Every statement then will be in line with what you wish for your creations, minus the piecemeal, chewed up and warmed over false starts. – Edna Lister, December 17, 1965.

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Conquering Self 1966

After breathing into your body in the early morning, reach for the stars. This makes it possible to call on the Power and soul substance in your Oversoul star, which is ready to become whatever the need decrees. When you reach up, you unlock the floodgate that holds it from escaping, and a thought then frees the Light to fill your mold. Declare, "Let enough Power and substance move forth to make miracles at the end of every line that Thou hast established through me, Father." Thus, if you left any laggards or holes the day before, Light will fill them and you will make the line tight, to receive the Power and the glory. This is the means of having greater miracles. – Edna Lister, January 4, 1966.

Temptation is putting a burden on any soul's back greater than he can bear. When a soul has regressed to complete self, he draws to himself darkness and evil powers.

It is wisdom to aid the physical wherever possible. – Edna Lister, January 12, 1966.

The Father needs you to speak the Word for Him, so stand and declare, "This is good." Then He vitalizes the words into action through those for whom you are praying. Declare perfection and glory. Keep the lines bright between you, God, and those in need of prayer. Doubt and fear are not faith, complete confidence or trust. Be emphatic in the love of God. Speak decisively about the right thing at the right time.

When you reach for the stars, the Source and hold fast to your Father, you cannot sink into the past. You have only one Mind, one Power, one Substance to become, one Breath containing these three, moving through your nostrils, lungs, every cell in the golden bowl, brain cells, glands and nerves, vitalizing and quickening the whole into divine activity now. Let there be Light. You may not lower a vibration, but you can lower your body under a vibration, if you so desire. You may choose how you use all the ingredients for living that the Father gives you, abundant strength, joy, etc. – Edna Lister, January 17, 1966.

Appreciate others' conquering, but do not sympathize with their troubles. Do not use ordinary sympathy, but compassion. Your compassion, braced with firm love of God, must hold the idea of each soul ascending to learn his lessons and pay his debts. Self-pity makes you feel overburdened. You can do the next thing next to the glory of God in His strength, not yours. Declare, "I am working in the strength of God." This is a great lesson. For each step you have climbed, God lifts you an added step. Appreciate His gifts.

Release Power, love, and gratitude for what life asks you to do. Give freely and never ask for credits. Why be satisfied with 10 percent when you could have 1,000 percent? Be alive, alert, and aware. First, I accept this with no excuse. Second, if it is not good for the whole world to do, it is not good for me to do even once. Third, pay attention to details, and never let a detail slide. – Edna Lister, January 19, 1966.

Agree with your adversary when criticized. Say, "How could I have done such a thing?" Bless him and show no impatience. The Light and faith you send forth accumulate. So does impatience as it circles the earth, collects every floating bit of impatience and returns in a large way. You pay, not only for what you sent out, but its accumulation as it returns to you. Keep your eyes on the Light and declare, "There is no reaction for this. Only the love of God touches me under any condition. I am part of God, His instrument, His servant of all the Power."

You can turn a devastating prophecy aside through prayer and lifting, leaving just enough destruction in that area to lift the force. The Bible says after each prophecy, "Turn again to the Lord." It may be in the next verse or the next chapter, but surely it is there. – Edna Lister, January 24, 1966.

You may ask that a soul's debts be paid for him — for example, you may say, "Let John's debt be paid, leaving only enough for him to learn his lesson." One secret of ascension is to assume responsibility and blame for everything your name touches. Do not try to shed the responsibility, but carry the lines with you, so lift! When you slip and forget, you have dropped the lines of responsibility. To gain spiritual seeing and hearing, you may not entertain one thought of self. Become the strongest person in your family, and between God and the world. If you slip, climb back, for the lesson will return 10,000 times until you learn it.

You must perfect yourself to return to God. To pray, "Let the Light do the work," is not enough in this case, for you must also redeem any associated force. Each time you reach out, ask to lift regressed souls, and ascend their misused soul substance to the fires for purification. Do this especially when one of them passes to the other side. He will come forth again under new laws with a new identity.

Ascension must continue no matter what, but climbing out of the quicksands of earth is hard to do. You can go two ways, by ascension or regression. Why die a little at a time? Why not live all at once? Your desire to conquer self must be greater than your desire for ease and comfort. Life will pile burden after burden on you. Yet eternal life, youth and immortality do exist.

Remove the self-created block of selfishness and its laggard tendencies. You will have your reward when you no longer demand your own way. Doubt and fear do not create full faith or complete confidence and trust. Love enough in understanding and comprehension, without fear, doubt or wanting to make someone in your own image and likeness. If only my words could be fire to write themselves in your memory.

A law for the slightest blame or repudiation: If I am to keep my vows to lift blame from earth for everything around me, no matter how outrageous an accusation, then I say, "Let there be Light. This is mine to lift or God wouldn't give it to me." It takes longer to heal brain cells atrophied by self-pity and blame of others than for any other reason. Nothing is deadlier. God never blames. Each event is a step upward. You always enliven a few more brain cells with which to accept. – Edna Lister, January 27, 1966.

A Lenten catechism on the Via Christa: Do you believe that God is all powerful? Do you believe He does the work behind the scenes? Do you believe He can bring every soul to the altar at the right time? Only the Council can judge the right time. The right time is always God's time, not my time.

Your vows are never registered higher than the weight of the load and your ability to bear it. You continuously make vows to ascend, vows that reach to the Source. Unless your stated vows and goals are higher each time, you could sink below your original vow instead of climbing higher. Then you feel guilty. You dare not hold a sense of guilt because you did not go higher, only a sense of contrition and surrender as you keep climbing. This is true forgiveness and repentance, and paying your debts as you go, losing no time.

How to Pay a Debt: Go to God's Mercy Seat and kneel. He enfolds you in the Light, the vibration that you translate into words or action, your answer. You always feel the answer, and you may go to the Father as often as you desire. – Edna Lister, January 28, 1966.

When you want something, you must make an outer, visible sacrifice to make room for it in your life and consciousness. The world mentally and emotionally crucifies anyone who opens a new idea — he gets the mud, criticism and force of others' reaction to the idea. How much Power is God waiting for you to release? If you knew and declared it, you would be healed. Do not go off-base on any issue, circumstance, or personality. If the Power of God is to move through you instantly, you must call on it every minute. No power on earth can tear down the Light of God, but only covers it with a grayish camouflage mesh.

My only virtue has been to remain in the Light always, never deviating. Always pay attention to outer details. People who do not attend to details, age. Always declare, "This is good. Let there be Light on it." The higher you go, the harder the penalty, the greater the debt and the force of a dropped line. I must let people learn their lessons. The vows you make at Twelfth Night are always on a higher level. You have paid your vows, as high as they go, but God help you if you do not renew your vows regularly, or you stop your further ascension. You may not retire from the release of Power, but your responsibilities could change.

How much Power are you functioning now? Nothing separates you from God or His Power except self. The Light and Power are always in me for my deliverance. My thought of Light goes to the Source and returns as more Light before I can finish thinking it! No time or space exists between the thought and the Power going forth to do the work. When you become timeless and spaceless, you are the thing. You do not have to think about it. Everything is right there.

God uses evil to conquer evil. Evil is now so evil that at last it is arousing the good souls, the Sons of God, from their lethargy. The Elect's prayers have saved the earth. Magnificent Power is using your body as its instrument, regardless of whether it hurts. The Power is so great that you are sloughing physical and desire body life sparks. You cannot slough the heaviness of substance without pain. The mental body is sensitive electronic substance. Eventually, it will become the outer body, but until then, even cold air pains it, and a bruise hurts twice as much. You just suffer and endure your way through the sloughing process. However, you prolong the agony if you are lazy, rebellious, or fail to hold fast to God's truth.

If you take pain medication, you delay the sublimating action, the perfection manifesting. Lend yourself to it to shorten the process. If you only knew where I am taking you, you would fly there right now. Your very bones will ache. You will be nerve-conscious, but say, "Thank Thee, Father that I am coming to life." Light is awakening every nerve, and they swell as they come alive. If you object or pity yourself, it will hurt twice as much. I am still using the ankle I injured in 1960, to lift force. We are building new spiritual bodies, mansions for the soul to use on earth, so we have multiple growing pains. So what? Our goal is God. – Edna Lister, February 3, 1966.

Watch that your words do not deny God's glories in any way. Light compels you to become Light. Gird your loins and meet life as a conqueror. Unless you become strong in your declarations, how do you expect to conquer the puny selfish dictator you have created? It will obey you when your spoken Word has teeth in it. You are of the Light. The Light lifts, guides and ascends you, and so it is. – Edna Lister, February 6, 1966.

When you step onto the Via Christa, you begin sloughing the physical body to create greater integrity and immunity. We call this process transfiguration. Each of the 144 soul virtues comprises a high spiritual step of ascension and transfiguration that you must perfect. Everyone who has striven to eliminate taints of self has worked at the virtues. Though you have perfected none of the virtues, you have worked on their emotional, mental, and spiritual grades. As you strive for perfection, apply greater effort. Self-pity or any self that you indulge in grows more potent. The challenges come from different temptations, experiences, and people.

As transfiguration continues, you draw the life sparks from the lower to the higher centers, from the coarse to the finest degrees of soul substance. Every physical organ vibrates to a specific virtue. For example, if you have been living 50 percent of a virtue, the related organ would lack 50 percent immunity, so you can still succumb to illness. The most prevalent fear is for the heart, which is the last organ you transfigure, and it can work two ways: You may have fits of depression and low blood pressure, or high blood pressure when the fever of self mounts.

Sloughing the physical is more difficult if you slip on details or fail to pay attention. Doing what you know you should not do produces heavy cells of indifference, resentment, and self-pity, which lower the body's vibration until it becomes heavy again. So, the time it takes to transfigure the physical depends completely on the soul conquering you do. Be watchful in discernment, discrimination, discretion, and constant attention to details. You have no excuse for not doing each task perfectly. Laziness, indifference, and the hope of avoiding responsibility cause you to forget attention to details.

Your body is growing stronger under the increased Power, no matter how it pains you. Pain is an unequal distribution of Power among the body cells. If the atoms deflate, you will have pain, for you lessen the physical body's rate of vibration. Lie down and rest the body until God's Light can equalize the Power. Ask that deflated atoms be reinflated. Your metabolism functions Power. Treatments, including prayer, osteopathic, chiropractic and massage, always tear down worn-out unstable atoms. – Edna Lister, February 12, 1966.

Nothing is more important than paying attention to every detail when you are seeking the kingdom of heaven. Declare, "This is good. Let there be Light," and stand on the truth you know. You can attract darkness only by putting a line up to it from your end. If you do, the world comes riding in until you again seal the breach and purify the taint from the inside. You live in perfect conditions for your growth and ascension. You are earning your place, so hold yourself to the task of paying your own soul debts. God will not give it to you for free. You must earn it.

Much remains to come to the surface. Pay no attention to the voices of men. Declare them good, and God will make them good. God Himself would have no control unless this were the truth. Everyone walks his own path to his own place of service, in God's ultimate beautiful place for him. Keep reaching for God, for the stars. Continue climbing your own special mount of transfiguration. You ask, "How long, oh Lord?" He says, "How long, oh thou child of earth?" Praising God increases what you are, what you have, what you do, your ability, your ascension, and you have not yet touched your heights.

Declare, "Let there be Light. Let Light go forth." When you put all your lines of responsibility in the Light, you will be in the Light yourself. Declare, "Father, move in and possess me. I have Thy strength now. The Spirit of the living God flushes out all darkness, and I am in the Light." When you feel you cannot go on, lie down, put your hands up and think, "Father, fill me with more Power and Light." Pay no attention to the fact that you feel weak or wobbly. Lie down, but lie up in the Light. Go to bed to move higher. When you get that, you will have the whole thing. – Edna Lister, February 12, 1966.

The Creative Impulse is God in action. You cannot run on the same old Power forever. Take your body to the Source and say, "Father, please fill me with more of Thy Light and Power." You feel empty in the morning unless you fill yourself at night. Eventually you fill yourself automatically. You go to bed with a full reservoir and awaken with wings of Light.

No separation exists between you and the Source of God's Light — nothing of earth can pull you asunder from it. Keep the original vows you made to be a strong, fearless servant of the Power. Of yourself, you are nothing — as one with God, you are everything. No soul planted in a created body for life on earth can evade perfection. All are coming up, some slowly, some quickly. Your desires set the pace of your healing — you can put it off or have it now, but you can bring it forth as physical, material substance only by declaring it. You have the keys of the kingdom. Be sure to keep them in the right doors, and lock your doors against the world so nothing of earth can enter.

You are learning how to appraise justly. It takes two years to begin to comprehend what true justice really is — selfless, blameless, loving, and firm. Such justice may contain no taints. You may not look into the past to judge it by self's standards. You can have only today and looking forward to glory. – Edna Lister, February 13, 1966.

Let everything be quickened with full Power. To each in its place, each functioning, ascending to its present ability, each on the vibration of joy, which is Shekinah glory, which is instant in its work. Every word of good, from highest to lowest, from those who know to those who know not, is a powerful quickening from the Source. Those who have earned comprehension will find it redoubled. The vague will become clear. This is the true awakening of the dead.

For every conquering of self, for every idle word you lift to God, for every smallest bit of understanding you express, you lift one of 1,000 nerves that form the petals of your crown lotus. They ring your head, like a crown, from above the pons at the base of your skull to the hair line at your forehead. Whenever you allow darkness or selfishness to hold sway, the 1,000 nerves are agitated, sympathetically vibrating through the body organs, causing every manner of physical disturbance. As you conquer and free the nerves from tension, and miracles of healing result. Thousands of brain cells awaken in response to the Light vibration moving from the petal down each nerve, gradually making the whole body to vibrate with Light. – Edna Lister, February 20, 1966.

When you have an idea, you must do something about it on the outer using material substance. Once God gives the substance, the strength and the idea, everything necessary is available, but you must do the work. God is all, yet you must still work out your own salvation, and be strong to give others stability and security. Pay no attention to evil or a lack of appearance of good. Practice the three Gs, grit, guts and grin. It takes intestinal fortitude and you must speak boldly.

The Elect are ambassadors in bonds to Christ. As he did, the staunch soul can conquer everything of earth. Weakness does not hold you back in your climb, but taking time to blame and pity the self does. Repent as you climb. God knows all that you feel, even that you are heartbroken because you did not make it. Say, "Father, while Thou art cleaning me up, please fill me with Thy Power to hold and ascend."

Don't waste God's time, or use unpleasant words to describe the situation. If you don't fill the dark places, they touch your aura and pull you down. This lifts all soul debts, yours and others'. Double the effort on filling the dirty holes and world debts. Don't wait, don't delay. Let Light go forth for all the past now. – Edna Lister, March 4, 1966.

The world rests itself to death. Everyone is rest-conscious. Get resting out of your mind and consciousness until you are Light-conscious. You need Light, more Light. Of course, lie down, get your sleep but make it deep, refreshing sleep, not rest. Then you arise free, refreshed and bouncy.

You must redeem all your wasted time, but you can afford no self-pity about the debt you owe. The lethal dose is the full Cup of Nephthys.* "I need more time" means "I need more Light." {*Nephthys was the sister of Isis, but represented death, decay, diminution and immobility. She ruled the transition from mortal life through death of the body into eternal life of the soul.}

When a soul has been possessive toward a loved one, the lines of possession are pulled out forcefully when the loved one dies. Senility will result unless you lift this. Possessive, sentimental love usually covers deep incarnations-long jealousy or hatred. All the worrying such people do is crippling to their loved ones. – Edna Lister, April 7, 1966.

Love enough for God, without thought of self in it, is the only cure for fear. Of the self, there is nothing. With God, everything. – Edna Lister, April 17, 1966.

Grief involves the life sparks of soul substance life sparks, just as hate does. To meet the dweller on the threshold of consciousness is to meet the self of the past as an entity. You can be on any degree of consciousness, so do not take a chance. When you speak idle words, your Guards drop a veil of illusion to protect you against your own misuse of Power. When you realize a need, Light touches the need. Give that second of time necessary to meet the need with the words, "Let there be Light," which is time enough. Use your imagination as divine timing. Pay attention to the pictures your thinking creates.

You can experience dizzy spells going from the mundane to the inner because your ascension releases a bolt of lightning-like Power. As with climbing a mountain, you must ascend in easy stages and consider outer events and conditions. Think "up" when going from the mundane to the heights. Always keep saying, "I am in my Father's House." When the world impinges, stand on your feet each morning, reach your hands and declare, "Name, move back into your body!"

Ordinarily the life in you eats and consumes the outer world as it comes to you. Your goal is to fill this outer body with Light until it almost fades out, remaining conscious that your Father enfolds you, with no space separating you. You have asked to become. Now you must practice being until you feel His arms enfolding you. Wherever you walk, sense the graciousness, the glory, and the ineffable joy of His being. – Edna Lister, April 25, 1966.

The body's rod of Power is the Tree of Life, shaped like the arbor vitae juniper for which it is named. It descends through the spinal column: the etheric current descends, the magnetic current ascends and they meet with an explosion of Light that waters the desire body's vital centers. This is the way to perfect healing, which you must accept or you stagnate. If you rehash the negative past, you recreate it and can recreate the illness, too. The roots of your desire body Tree of Life grow deep into the earth, and it branches out to enfold you with every leaf aflame until you stand in the burning bush.

God has given you the gift of eternal life. It does not matter what blows or pains you may receive from the world. The higher you go, the more sensitive your outer sheath becomes. It takes a long time to reach that point in ascension where you are immune to earth's effects. If you are conscious of lifting and paying others' debts, your body will continue to react. Do not descend in consciousness. Instead say, "This is good. I love Thee, God." You create a great debt to pay if you force a truth on one who does not desire it. If you pay attention, you can tell when his cup is full. – Edna Lister, May 2, 1966.

God sees no evil or lies. – Edna Lister, May 3, 1966.

You must hold fast to truth and keep faith with God, even unto vows of annihilation, to hold in irreproachable, immovable integrity, in which nothing less than perfection can pass your lips. This inviolate integrity is necessary to return home to God. Others eventually will be ready, but you must hold them past their point of habitual recreating the past with idle words about it. Until they give up arrogance and pride, they remain at a danger point. There is no question of holding such souls — they are part of your share of lifting world darkness.

Your final sacrifice for your mate must be complete. He does not have to do anything that you want him to do. His choice to ascend when he leaves earth must be free. You must stand beside him, loving, glorious, radiant, and enticing without words of any kind — loving yes, but free of all demand. Let him choose, and he will choose well. But a trace of self remains in your having earned this fealty and loyalty from him. Freeing him to choose is part of your service in lifting the world. He is but a symbol, but your affection had to be so great that it would bring out any taint of possession or demanding in you. Without this you could not have cleansed this ancient taint. You have no right to demand payment for any service, no matter how long or hard. No task is too hard or long. Through it, you have earned back your own place. Be confident and free. Thou can love, but may not ask for love in return. Only this way can you hope to surrender and conquer all self. – Edna Lister, May 5, 1966.

The magnetic currents are kinetic energy, add they strongly reinforce selfishness and personal will. The etheric currents are the potential energy of the Light of God. Magnetic currents move through south pole, but etheric current through the north pole.

To become like unto the Christ, you must open every potential quality and attribute of God within you. To be a creator god means freedom to stand steadfastly under stress while disregarding every worldly matter. As you cross each abyss, you reach a time and place where you are untouchable; even pain has no more power. The one absolute rule is to stand and to know, without thought or consciousness of the need. You are neither hot nor cold, good or bad, dark or light. You are time and space personified, perfectly immune to pain. Thus, to have an affliction means that you feel your time and space are too full, you have too much work to do, too little rest, All this reveals a taint, a dragging consciousness of pressure against the physical, which is an unconscious reaction to world pressures. It is not darkness or impurity, but it taxes the outer physical sheath. – Edna Lister, May 6, 1966.

Invisible evil is a poison that seeps into everything. Visible evil carries its own cure with it. Those who witness to God have a conviction. When others tell you that God is dead or doesn't exist, ask them to prove it.

Mother's Day is one of the most important days in the world. Father Love is the first and Mother Love is the second emanation from the River of Life. Mother Love sustains and nourishes — Wisdom upholds and plans. Mother Love relates to time; Father Love as Wisdom relates to space. Time must have space in which to act. Now is the only time. We have only the now, so women are always pushing to finish things. – Edna Lister, May 8, 1966.

What we call death is only transition, moving from one form and level to another. The word "death" has various meanings: Death is the loss of the use of faculties, the loss of the outer body and equipment, the soul's loss of the outer image and likeness of God, the loss of identity. The first death is when you descend from the Light. The second death is loss of identity.

The devil minds his own business and works twenty-four hours a day unceasing. When you do the same, and contemplate the highest Godlike vibrations — honor, loyalty, integrity, seeing nothing below — you will know this is so.

Each teacher gives truth from where he or she stands. – Edna Lister, May 9, 1966.

You pay every jot and tittle of that which you recreate as gossip. You must hunger and thirst after ascension. This will come when you can face yourself and assume full responsibility for your life, from the beginning to your passing. – Edna Lister, May 12, 1966.

Keep your eye single on the Light so you are never confused. "And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden." – Genesis 3:8. Hiding from God is nothing new — anyone can do it. – Edna Lister, May 13, 1966.

To protect someone from elements of evil, or for healing, create a sheath of the second grade of substance, by declaring it. "Father of all lights and glory, let a sheath of Thine own substance of Light be placed around Name, so that he/she stands perfectly protected before the world." The Master himself vitalizes it. "Lord Jesus Christ, we ask thee please to stand with Name in protection and to the Father's glory now and forever more." He will then enliven a mental image of himself standing before the who one needs protection. Declare that the speech of those who are working evil is reduced to babbling nonsense. Wherever you find confusion, keep an eye out for the evil influence at work there.

To enter the golden silence, you must close out your mental propaganda against yourself, thoughts that you are unworthy, you haven't earned it, or it isn't God's will for you to have it. The ether is full of mental malpractice. God's omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience know no time or space, so access them through the mind that was in Christ Jesus.

The Power from the Source is increasing day by day. God has no way to release Power except through the prayers of the Elect. What is the state of your soul? It reflects your highest concept of your worth. – Edna Lister, May 16, 1966.

While I was lifting my lines of Light, I suddenly saw that I had not supplied the praise and gratitude for those receiving the miracles. Little dark vacuums had formed, like bunches of grapes of wrath. The way to lift them is to think for each, "I love Thee, Father. Father, I thank Thee." If you love enough, spheres of golden Light will fill the auras of all the embodied soul you have lifted.

Praise anyone who baits you. Do not be first with a punch, but first with praise. Darkness will continue until all is scraped away. The path is wide open to the highest Source. Stand behind the ascension of nations. Put them on a cloud for Light to show up their leaders' chicanery. – Edna Lister, May 23, 1966.

A soul flight begins with imagination turned up to become soul vision. Visualization is a combination of coordinated desires, thinking, and imagination. Imagination is the kingly faculty, the ability to build pictures in the mind's eye, one of God's attributes. Thus He has created you with a special set of brain cells fashioned as a lens that the soul may focus. – Edna Lister, May 24, 1966.

To accept does not always mean instant action. To accept and apply proper consideration from every angle and phase is your practice. – Edna Lister, May 27, 1966.

When you treat and say, "Let the Light go through Name," his Guards send the right lights for his healing, for example, red for energy. Power comes through your upraised hands. God uses you to receive and dispense etheric and magnetic power. – Edna Lister, May 31, 1966.

Millions of ideas have passed through the minds of men, which they have flouted, ignored, and allowed to fall into oblivion. Increase your goal for service. You are o'ershadowed, held, and protected in joy. Praise engenders joy that you can spread. Your reaction to the unexpected shall be joyous and your first words shall be, "Thank Thee, Father, for choosing me. I release this vibration now. I am Thine forever." All that is required of you is praise and an upward look, praise and thanksgiving, and giving thanks on behalf of everyone who is ungrateful — fill their lives. – Edna Lister, June 3, 1966.

Praise anyone who baits you. Do not be first with a punch, but first with praise. – Edna Lister, June 6, 1966.

You build the soul of a miracle on inner and must praise God until it condenses on the outer. Your praise lowers it from spiritual substance into form. – Edna Lister, June 12, 1966.

"Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath." – Matthew 25:29 refers to someone who does not want responsibility. He may give up his art or music when young, but at age 50, finds his ability is gone. Desire to achieve, and you can have what you envision. When I takes me for a walk, it aids and abets the little self. The selfish "little me" of appetitive soul cannot move without the consent of "I," which is the gateway of Power at which 75 percent of the world gets stuck.

Hold your point unwaveringly, letting no hint of darkness creep in. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Hold, stand, love, and praise, ever higher than ever before, and you will see what God can do. – Edna Lister, June 19, 1966.

When you fish in divine Mind for an idea, you contact cross-vibrations going and coming and must move up in consciousness to reestablish contact with the idea. Do the next thing next with all your focus. Do not scatter, but gather yourself together. Integrate yourself in the House of the Lord, even when the phone rings and you are busy.

Do not sink into resting yourself to death. Snap out of the idea that you need babying and rest. You have been so brave, but you say it has taken all your energy. What is energy? Where does energy come from? Sufficient unto the day is the energy thereof. What does using yesterday's energy, have to do with today's energy? Do you have voids in your energy? Unlimited vital energy is flowing outside the empty little hole in which you sit. Call in a strong voice for anything you need. Make up your mind what you want — more and more life, or less and less.

Which is better, to tent atop heaven's radiant rapturous peak, saying, "I am healed. Thank Thee, Father," or sinking into a ditch? Where do you need the result of the statement, on the mountain top or in the ditch? Virtue is to shout, "I am healed. Thank Thee," until you ascend in consciousness to where the miracle comes. The only virtue is in believing and standing on that, despite anything on outer. Declare, "Father, let Thy glory, Thy love, possess me in Thy way." Do not seek to possess strength, but say, "I ascend in consciousness and let God's strength possess and use me."

My mission is based on relationship — mine with God and mine with my fellow man, and God's with us all. What do these relationships imply and include? The world is suffering from an insufficient grasp of the significance of relationship. Jacob wrestled all night with the angel, wrestling with God to become free of self. The angel (Oversoul) grasped Jacob (rational soul) in the hollow of the thigh (symbolizing the appetitive soul), which means it took all night to wrestle with himself to overcome his physical appetites. The bloodstream holds platelets (thrombocytes), which are the repositories of all actions of the emotional life in previous lives, also of the diseases you contracted. The body makes the greatest number of red blood corpuscles in the hollow of the thigh, in the marrow of the femur. – Edna Lister, June 23, 1966.

The Eastern mind-set is better prepared for ascension in some ways, for they are taught sacrifice of self and are accustomed to heeding and obeying orders. It is not as hard for them as for the Western mind, which is undisciplined to a large extent. Even in the metaphysical world, Westerners discipline themselves mildly, and in the churches virtually not at all. They think about it, wash their auras on Sunday, but do nothing at all the next day. Each has his own way of bridging the abyss to God consciousness. Religion is supposed to be a bridge, but it must permeate your physical, mental and spiritual phases of life to complete the bridge. To succeed as a bridge, religion must be a way of life. Few souls choose that. – Edna Lister, June 24, 1966.

You cannot kill life, only a body. The Elect slough heavy crystallization gradually to build bodies of higher grade substance. Death is a transition of the soul from an earth body to one of finer substance, or a change in state of consciousness as Paul meant when he said, "I die daily." When you ascend, your soul uses a body of that degree of substance, which is an expression of your immortality. Yet, you must remain in balance here and now. Heaven is state of consciousness or a place, and you are as immortal now as you will ever be in God's divine soul substance. When you declare, "Let there be Light," you stand in the Light, Light condenses, and you can walk in your stardust body.

We all live under the law of God, the greatest principle of which is nonresistance. The outer sheath is the total of your resistance in life. Loose the world and let it go in selfless, sacrificial surrender. People die by the score rather than live by nonresistance, which is the pure law of love. No one cares about your opinions and prejudices, which are the seats of all illnesses. Keep envisioning the substance growing within the molds you are building for ascension. Cease worrying that it takes so long. God does not allow your prayers to go unheard. – Edna Lister, June 26, 1966.

If God releases Power from Source through you, your reward is a thousandfold pressed down and running over according to the law of action and reaction. You can get back only what you give. How wealthy are you? Start your thousandfold now. So much depends on your decrees. Universes depend on you. Earth is dependent on your steadfastness of purpose, and purity of mind. You are the contact point of glory. Your great difficulty has been that you do not know when you slide down until something rolls over you. Watch. Use no idle words. – Edna Lister, June 27, 1966.

Never excuse self for being dilatory, lukewarm, or forgetful of the high calling of Christ. No explanation for missing the mark is really valid, for you have been given the scepter of the power of discernment, the all-seeing eye of discrimination, and all discretion in feeling and applying the right. Seek new ways to apply attention to detail with no excuses for failure.

Apply a rigid discipline to the appetitive soul to hold to the highest righteousness, which is the right use of all law. Your expression of this right use must be from the bottom up, from the physical to the spiritual. The glory moves through from the spiritual to the outer physical as Power and Light, but discipline must work the other way, from physical attention to detail through the emotional through the mental to remove the blocks that hinder the Light from doing its perfect work through you. – Edna Lister, July 14, 1966.

Remember the words, "This is good. Let there be Light." Stop in the middle of what might develop into an argument and say, "Father, this is good. Let there be Light," then wait and listen.

When you have lifted the last bit of fear, doubt and concern about fulfilling your outer responsibilities, just do the next thing next without argument, pushing or forcing, and praise God. When your efforts seem to fall on barren ground, see Light on the matter, with no time wasted in any false worship. For doubt about success is a form of self-worship. How can your words go wrong, unless you destroy them with darkness after you speak them? Keep your words vitalized and quickened with glory. Any thought of self is a form of bowing to a false idol. Once you do your best, be it dark or light, make it Light and let God work it together for good. Whatever you are doing, praise hour by hour in thankful gratitude.

Forget self, and when you would slip back into it, raise your arms and declare, "Let the Light move through, Father, cleansing, purifying, lifting, making clear the way before Thy servant." Above all, declare that you completely let the Father do the work with no responsibility on your part, except to speak the words put on your lips. Even when tinged with a touch of darkness, such as impatience, resentment or anger, declare them to be Light, perfect, glorious, and let Light wipe away all darkness. – Edna Lister, July 19, 1966.

God has not changed. He is the one Mind, the one Heart, the one Soul, the one Substance. Power works for the good of God, not for man. Your spoken words shall come to pass, so see to it that the Power you release through your words of "It is good. Let there be Light," release the abundance of Light where it is needed. Release the Power to cover the needs you've stated in your prayers as if no one else could do the lifting. This is taking responsibility for your words. – Edna Lister, July 24, 1966.

To lift self is resurrection. To ascend in consciousness is ascension. Remain there. – Edna Lister, July 31, 1966.

The Power must be stepped down to accommodate your present ascension. Some have achieved much, other have fluctuated on their way upward. You know the need for complete steadfastness, with no shadow of turning. You know the rewards for standing immovable, for paying attention to nothing dark. When watching, waiting and listening, you may freely choose to declare everything as Light, at once, not thinking about darkness, though the appearance seems dark. Even a small declaration that something looks dark, an instant's acceptance of darkness lowers the vibration, which you must then build up again if you are to continue ascending.

Only complete surrender to be an ambassador in bonds of Light can hold you unmoving. No power in the outer, not even in the greatest evil that man can produce, can touch you. Nothing man may say or do can affect one cell of your outer sheath. Why then allow your vibration to lower at any time, a choice that means again climbing a rugged place, for always you must lift yourself again. Waste no more time wavering, but hold fast your gains and let no one take your hard won crown from you. – Edna Lister, August 1, 1966.

Do not condemn another's misuse of words. When someone says, "I can't do that," it goes down to the least cell of earth, through all the levels of consciousness to those who know no better. Even a tinge of self-righteousness touches all below. Watch your idle words about the past, personalities, and life. Strain them from your conversation. Discipline yourself and lift. Change. Become.

Declare, "The Light of God is vitalizing and quickening Name's brain cells for new ideas." People repudiate and procrastinate about new ideas. They put things off without accepting or rejecting and say, "I'm not quite ready to do it yet." This causes all the delay in the world. Procrastination puts the idea in limbo and forgets it. Keep your lines of Light and responsibility lifted. The Power of universal Mind is mighty, not a squinched-up consciousness. I have been given the pure message Jesus Christ taught, as all churches could and should. "Do not cast your pearls before swine" is the law. When you are near the Light, releasing Power, what does it matter the names you are called? The Father does the work, not the self. – Edna Lister, September 8, 1966.

Achieving the vision of the whole is easy enough, but letting go of past ages is another thing. This seems to take time, which is at a premium. Collapsed time, or shortened time, means now. Some still cannot understand the "now" part. With a thorough understanding of the now, which is when time and space meet in perfection, instant healing and perfection will manifest among the Elect as they speak the Word. What seems to be true on the outer does not matter — it is quelled and shall disappear, leaving evil standing outlined for the world to see and understand. Stand and hold. Praise and let, and all your words will be fulfilled. – Edna Lister, September 25, 1966.

On earth, you can speak the Word to heal a body, save a soul or a government in an instant, but when your words are idle, you suffer delays. Everywhere you see clashing, jangling and lack of communication among people. Do not speak in a scattered manner for what needs lifting, but in well-considered ways. Your prayers must be efficacious, declaring the right thing at the right time, with no stridency of self. – Edna Lister, September 26, 1966.

It is not so easy for evil ones, those who work in the basements of consciousness, to perpetrate their deeds today. The Elect have put evil on the run, but it is cowering and more vicious because of this, still concentrated to control all whom it can possibly sway. They know they cannot win. Nevertheless, they hope to gather small groups to hold and break out again twenty years from now. They are working hard with the fence-sitters, those on the fence of choice, who go one way then another.

Pray with fervency, knowing that your every effort sends out vibrations that dissolve darkness. A single prayer today does the work of all prayers forty years ago. One group does more now in a day than a year's work twenty years ago. Most people want peace and the good. A very small minority wants the bad. The few keep the many in bondage. Stand, hold, know and pray. You shall see the fruit of your blossoms. – Edna Lister, September 27, 1966.

Do not ask why, but wait upon the Lord about it. "I wait upon Thee, oh Father of all Light and glory, for all Thy answers to my needs." This is a perfect statement of truth. Hold every gain. What is ahead exceeds anything of the past in greatness, yet it always takes more conquering and holding to attain. Remember, you must be ever more watchful, or you could slip back at any point. The Bible prophets often warned, "Pride goes before a fall. Take heed lest you fall," and so on. The only way to avoid growing static is always to praise. There is no sidestepping or turning back. Ascension is a forward, upward march.

Continue to count each miracle and blessing, praising God for them, for praise is gratitude, appreciation and the dedication to miracles that brings more miracles. Love melts and dissolves the barriers that you had imposed between yourself and the good things. "Only my own can come to me" is a law. "Come unto me mine own" is a declaration that only those whose honor and loyalty are full and high can use, for they are standing with God. You can do it only under law. – Edna Lister, October 14, 1966.

Dividends come from the size, quality and perfection of your praise and faith. This is the greatest day of this Day of Manifestation. Today, every miracle could be added. This is your measuring rod.

Always it seems that the hardest responsibility in creation is the body temple in which you dwell. The secret is surrender to the love of God. Reach into His love and do the best for yourself. You are always shielded and held unless you commit some atrocious act of rebellion. Every breath draws you up to become untouchable. You are the best God has. With Power coming through as it is, reach out your arms and say, "Father, I am ready. Let Thine own for me come home to me speedily on the outer." You can see how such Power could take you to bottom if unearned. – Edna Lister, October 16, 1966.

There can be an exchange between differing personalities and an exchange of personality among portions of the same identity. Identity is the name and number governing an aggregation of life sparks called a living soul. Spirit is all unnamed, unnumbered universal substance ready to become. A living soul has a specific name and number. Soul-expression is personality. Soul cannot change its identity, but personality can change what it chooses to identify with. Outer personality must ultimately express soul identity, which is the great individuality we call the Oversoul. Oneness is that into which all identities are enfolded — the many as One. From this unity arises the ability to partition one's being, and to come forth as identity. We have just two states, unconscious (inanimate) and conscious, manifesting in innumerable degrees. – Edna Lister, October 18, 1966.

You must function as a Christos Adept for healing treatments. All healing comes from the Adept Degree current in the River of Life, but you must use the positive, upper pole untainted by self.

The inevitability of free-will is that it is God's will and can never be anything else. Earth can only progress, for there is no place to go but upward in ascension. – Edna Lister, October 19, 1966.

Every day is a day of judgment, and you are wise to balance your books each night so you have no holdovers from the day's misused soul substance. Otherwise, you may awaken with a sense of guilt and a low vibration. You must supply any lack at night, so go to your altar, ask forgiveness and fill any void left by your misdeeds. Send Light to those you may have criticized. The Legions of Christ rush to your side and add their strength to yours as you stumble. If your thought knocked another down, one goes to his side to lift him. This is instantaneous when you realize what you have done and immediately send Light to cover your transgression. The whole Power of heaven works through you and for you because God loves you so much.

Do not call yourself names such as lazy, stupid, tired, dead or awful. Never say, "I am depressed," or you are declaring that God is wrong in His handling of you. Declare instead that each irritating incident is God's perfect way of doing for your ascension and say, "Let there be Light." Your Oversoul star is bursting with substance ready to become whatever you desire and declare. You are a creator in your own right. Substance is always there, ready to become manifest on your spoken Word, but you must be fervently expectant to bring it to pass.

When you meet the same lesson repeatedly, you are repudiating God's desire for you. When you learn the lesson, it stops coming because you have stopped repudiating Him. When something hits you, God is saying, "Come up. You have been too low." You have earned a high place and are earning a still higher one. Speak the creative Word to call on Power as Light to cleanse darkness. The Elect have answered the call to end evil and lift darkness. The Power of the living God does not know evil or darkness; it can only answer a call for help.

You cannot call on the Power without eventually becoming worthy as an instrument to be used by the Power. Even if you misuse the Power repeatedly, it will still eventually possess you despite the reason you called on it. Power is Light, and making enough calls on Power will wipe out evil and darkness. It may take a thousand years or ten incarnations, but Power will eventually take charge and possess you. Idle words can be curses but God remains unchanged and Jesus Christ is perfection. The perfect vibration goes forth, despite any low intention.

You have achieved a certain height in ascension, higher than your surrender could take you. Since you still have not yet sloughed all the old physical, you have been ill at times. If your conscious mind cannot correct some physical condition, ask your Father to speak the Word for your healing. Ask for Light to move through you and to be held in the Master's arms.

Each soul receives promotion, according to degree and kind. As you ascend, recording angels note every hurt, every struggle in the Book of Life. Even when you are selfish or filled with sorrow or self-pity, you are credited with learning your lessons. As you conquer, your Oversoul star adds substance and Light to your aura to replace the self you lift. Light is transforming you into your original image and likeness of God, because this living soul substance is all-comprehending, all-knowing, all compassion and all joy. This is God's endowment for you.

What price do you pay for getting into action as this glorious being you are becoming? What are you doing to function this Power? The first step is to accept. God knows you have earned it and declares that you are incapable of misusing it or He would not give it to you. You must grow up to this. Stand in awe, filled with gratitude. Declare, "God is good. God is Light," seventy times seven a day to break down the blockades for many. God has set no time limit for His returning sons and daughters; it shall be a steady inflow.

Time is what you need. You are in time and can draw on limitless quantities of it as manna right now, to do as much in an hour as others do in a day. Multiply your time with efficiency and you will have more time to do each task. Surrender self to become a greater instrument of the Power. Take time daily to ascend to the high point of God's greatness, which is comprehension that you are in His greatness.

Agree with God that this is good, and adjust to your fellow man without arguing. Love and give everyone of your understanding, a bracing, lifting compassion with no sentimentality. Accept and surrender to your full heritage. God has not promised to make the path easier, but He has promised love, joy and that the crooked will be made straight. Power would do this for every soul on earth who calls for it. People stumble because their eye is on appearance, so they step into the pitfalls of self-pity. Truly, you are not hurt on the Path of Light.

The acceptance degree is not hard to pass if you accept completely. Do not let earth vibrations make your path crooked. Multiply your time with efficiency and you will have more time to do each task. Hold fast to the Light, and open your lips with an understanding heart. Keep your antennae up so that your words may be a comfort to the world. Conquer in little things. Be grateful. Rejoice. Hold. Stand. Call on the Light. It knows only to come to your aid. Hold fast to the Light, and open your lips with an understanding heart. Keep your antennae up so that your words may be a comfort to the world. – Edna Lister, October 20, 1966.

Keep your mind stayed on perfection, close to the Source. Let nothing that earth can produce mar the unwavering, untouchable vibration emanating through you and from you. You must do much of your work in absolute silence. The instant you speak some high truth, it brings risk, because putting an idea into words lowers the vibration to the point where others can feel it, be hurt or harmed, depending on your choice of words and tones of voice. Silence is the true creator, and in all ways you are a creator. Hold yourself inviolate. Allow no one to disturb you. Stand steadfast on your platform of Light in an ever higher atmosphere. – Edna Lister, October 21, 1966.

The world runs on a tearing-down, escapist vibration. If you succumb, you are always rebuilding what you just tore down. If your declarations must always be rebuilding, not building a new vibration, you cannot not earn sufficient dividends on your investments of effort. – Edna Lister, October 23, 1966.

Contemplation dilates or shortens time, according to divine need. Meditation slows and delays. "It doth not yet appear" where you are going on the outer, or the glorious truth you are bringing forth under contemplation. You've faced problems that were a muddle, but suddenly clear up. Only Light can do this. Remain high in consciousness, and let the problem settle like sediment as you climb to a new mountain top. Power then moves through in enough quantity and quality to lift the problem. Lift your negative past onto a cloud of Light.

How often have your Guards brought you halfway, then you rebelled to do it your way? You want to rush the process. Sometimes, when you are restrained, you blame God. It is the oldest sin. When you walk into a disturbance, say, "Let there be Light," and Light at once smooths the way. Planning all things in honor, integrity, and loyalty is essential. The Council you report to at night may give you the words on which to act, like an open sesame. Yet you must know whether your motive to act is of the self or soul. You must speak and act selflessly. If you return thinking that you "must" do something, pray about it. If it is selfless, Light will descend and God will speak and act through you as needed. – Edna Lister, October 24, 1966.

The difference between lighting a match and lightning is incomparable. The difference between lightning and the Power of God that you invoke is sevenfold above and beyond that. Power descends and fills the Elect under the Father's control, apportioned to each according to his degree and kind. You release the Power and it moves through you when you speak the Word for healing. You live in a glorious time of ascension, of instantaneous healing, and you may no longer drag your doubts and fears into the high place. This is true of all who believe in God. We shall hear more stories about those who were evil, who are now doing something miraculously good. Now, when someone curses evil, it will become a swiftly returning boomerang. No one may play with this Power anymore. – Edna Lister, October 25, 1966.

Suffering from guilt is different than kicking yourself mentally. Giving yourself a good mental kick comes under a just appraisal. Forgiveness of self seventy times seven is giving love for the offense, which is forgiving. You can become invisible as to self when you stop displaying it. Declare, "I am moving into the place where I am no longer displaying self, so my self is now becoming invisible to the world." You have been too "I-me-my conscious." You must be impersonal when Light uses you as an instrument. You may not be weak, puerile or futile in your work. To be completely aggressive for God in being used, yet being invisible as to self, requires a delicate balance. – Edna Lister, October 26, 1966.

Do not bruise a person's faith, even if it is in the devil. Listen, and gradually encourage him to expand his faith into truth. You cannot create anything you cannot see or imagine. You create from the invisible substance on the level according to your thought. You must unfold the peace vibration under action in Light. Some say that meditation is the key to peace, but meditation is also the key to inertia. Gather your manna every day to go higher while enfolding all information at a higher level. Someday you will open full spiritual seeing and hearing, but not for nothing. Unless you open your physical eyes and listen with physical ears, can you hear and see? You must do this for yourself.

We now live in a climactic time because space and time are meeting. Space rotates clockwise while time swings counterclockwise. Time always centers over space as they meet, and you must be under your own lights for miracles to manifest. Speaking the Word in a moment of such balance brings a perfect miracle. A flash of Light will alert you when to speak the Word.

Though cross-vibrations can delay time and space meeting, declare, "Let there be Light" a thousand times an hour. Then you will be on the dot when time and space do meet. Apply, "I hear, I hearken, I heed, and I obey." To hearken is different from hearing. Hearkening is listening for the still small voice of God, behind all outer form. You will know, and Power will do the work. Watch for time and space to meet, and miracles will appear. God shall fulfill every promise according to your degree and kind of steadfastness with no shadow of turning. – Edna Lister, October 27, 1966.

You are sticking your nose in someone else's business if you irritate him by what you say. Watch yourself for manners and good taste. You are reprimanded when your Guards must correct your taints with Light after you have broken a law. A rebuke resurrects the dead self. As fast as you come up in contrition and repentance, God adds to you. Thank the Father for the opportunity of each sacrifice of self you make, and call it a "gift" to make it pay dividends.

Benjamin Disraeli said, "I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole," referring to having become Prime Minister of England despite being Jewish. When you slide down the greased pole in consciousness, you cut every line of Light and must reestablish each. You hold a person by putting him on a cloud and letting Light descend on him. Declare, "Let Name be held, and let Thy Light shine on him." However, you must literally hold him on the cloud so he cannot fall. Hold to your Light, and grab your law. That is the first holding.

The second holding is an unconscious "let" that turns on a shaft of Light over you. You ascend in consciousness a notch because Light accelerates your climb. Also, remain alert to sense the lifting of a weight; you must feel it. On earth, you can declare the healing of a body, saving of a soul, or saving of a government in an instant. Yet when your words are restrictive, "If it be the will of God," or "If it's best for greatest possible number," you suffer delays. – Edna Lister, October 31, 1966.

The Master always places two lighted steps on the path before you so you can know what to do next. His footsteps show you way to go. Then others can walk in your footsteps, which explains your responsibility to walk in the Light. If you walk in darkness, others follow you there too. The Via Christa is the straight and narrow way, straight through the eye of the needle. – Edna Lister, November 3, 1966.

If you stand in the Light and pay your debts, God's full life and glory moves through you. Every outer prod and pain helps you to ascend in consciousness. You have no place to go but up in ascension. You can lift some souls easily, but have to drag others. All souls are going home. So, even if it pulls on you, know that the Light your release is bringing them home. Your lifting spreads out over the world. "Ye are the Light of the world." – Matthew 5:14. No matter where you are or when it comes, you can look into the face of the utmost black, and say, "You are Light." Do this for your children. – Edna Lister, November 7, 1966.

Release the Power to fulfill God's promises, and in all ways show the world the right way to live. You shall be held and guided. You shall have the answers to your questions, and shall know when to speak and what to say. As long as you stand in and under the Light, and speak only from Light, you can know this. Hold fast to the Power and the glory, watch for the fulfillment of dreams and promises to bring through endless answers. – Edna Lister, November 9, 1966.

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." – Matthew 5:14. You must hunger and thirst after spiritual seeing and hearing, and have a consuming desire to know God. Those who walk the Via Christa came to prove that you can have that consuming desire, still earn a living and remain in balance. "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do." – John 14:12. You shall do these greater works.

Never say, "I can't remember," since remembering implies the possibility of forgetting. "I recall" awakens the brain cells. Say instead, "I don't recall that at the moment." You can recall it eventually because you know it, and it is in your soul records.

Put 100 percent of yourself "on" when someone calls or speaks to you. This is listening as "hearing." Then you find the time to make up what you must do. When you ascend in consciousness into the Light, look around, then listen, paying complete attention to what you are doing.

Air and water pollution treatment: You can use a vacuum cleaner of Light to draw pollution from water and air. Then picture a smoke stack through which magnetic currents push it all up for cleansing. Dash over the world mentally and say, "Go up." For the water pollution, a shaft of Light descends into the water to absorb chemicals.

The body instrument of a healer must be strong enough so that the Power moving through her condenses sufficiently to move forth on her declaration, and perform the miracle. "Father, let this vibration of Light go out and clean up, to heal everyone with a like condition." – Edna Lister, November 10, 1966.

Miracles are above time and space. Thought and form come together for a miracle. Never let your molds cool down while you are gestating a miracle.

Walking the Via Christa is ascension work, to live by Oversoul, to open spiritual seeing and hearing. You can have illumination and visions, but even these cannot be compared to breaking through to the Source. – Edna Lister, November 13, 1966.

You are doing good and very good under very difficult pressure. You shall find words spoken, even long ago, bearing fruit today. Some seeds growing into trees are long in bearing fruit, but the process is inevitable once started. The greatest difficulty is standing and holding while waiting for the blossoms and the fruit. Give each soul time to mature. Family difficulties arise when you want the fruit before the tree is strong enough to bear. If you feel embarrassed for praying or as though you have wasted time, your own impatience is on display.

Therefore, ascend in consciousness onto the hub of the wheel in the Light. Standing there, you revolve with the Wheel of Light, facing the Light each day, each hour confident and unmoved from the Light, and untouchable. To be untouchable does not mean indifference or letting go, but is a serene standing that has within it a brooding, yearning quality, which is pleasant to the other person for it means he is receiving attention. The darker he is, the lower in the scale, the more necessary is the attention you give, otherwise he will never break through the crust of self.

Your love must be strong and brisk, brooding, yearning and compassionate. It must be firm and selfless, not taking offense, ignoring reviling and holding a golden silence. Yet when the offender is going too far and is in danger of losing all control, say, "This is enough for now," quietly, firmly and without any blame.

To hold the lines and yet not do it for the self is a delicate matter. The efficacy and virtue of your holding fades in proportion to the self in it. The attitude of "How can you do this to me?" is a measuring rod to the quantity and quality of the self under the surface. So be watchful always, lest you pander to self, which forces you to repeat and reconquer something already finished. You have the capacity to be as perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect in watchfulness, in alertness, in desire and in conquering for all time. – Edna Lister, November 18, 1966.

All your distress has come through slipping. Yet you have always groped toward God when you began to slip and caught yourself when you began fall. This is conquering. Grab. Hold. To climb back is an accomplishment, a gift to your Father. You cannot measure its beauty, glory, strength, or durability. No one can take it from you. Remember, you can be absolute perfection in alertness, awareness, wakefulness, rejoicing, and compassion for the world. Remember who you are. Repeat, "I am God's good and perfectly obedient son/daughter" until you know it's true. – Edna Lister, November 21, 1966.

Your loved ones will be healed, each according to his degree and kind. Do you know what degree and kind you are? You can go no higher or have more instantaneous miracles than the miracle you are. Remain at a high white point of heat while rejoicing. Reach the point where your desire consumes you. Thank God and your Guards for this superabundance of love, joy and substance to fill your prayer molds. Hold! If you let your lines of Light and responsibility slip, where will they be? If you let them go, what will happen at other end? Hold. Let nothing deter you. Look neither to right nor left, especially not backward. Look forward where the Master can reach out and hold you. Hold and declare and decree a thousandfold more than ever in past. – Edna Lister, November 28, 1966.

Ten minutes of negativity cuts your lines of Light, and it can take a month to reestablish them. This diluting of lines delays your work, according to the magnitude of the sin. The sins of the "good people" cause the trouble. The sins of the world are why the world has war. Yet there is no little sin. Everyone on your lines can slide down. The little things hold your affairs and miracles in delay. Your destiny requires complete awareness, not a pseudo thing.

The period from age 28 to 35 is the most difficult of the Seven Ages of Man. The only way to meet this challenge from life itself is to conquer the self. You must raise self to soul — understand yourself but do not give in to the self. Who is in charge? Will it be soul, or "little me?" Do not give in to self any more than you give in to a spoiled child. Unless you use this period for conquering negative emotions and emancipating self from being a slave to outer annoyances and personalities, you are apt to have a breakdown. Criticism is good for growth. It's getting your money's worth from life.

If someone you are treating in prayer does not respond, keep pouring out the prayer that releases the Light he needs. Time and space only meet on the inner — not out here. Broadcast truth statements. Say, "This is your highest vibration, your busiest moment — do it now." Also, use a statement about clearing out the day's dregs and preparing for the new day.

A soul may refuse to study or to climb because those whom he holds in high regard, parents, siblings, or friends may intimidate him. He can stubbornly refuse to accept his own appraisal of himself — that he is already perfect, and if others would only take the time they would see it instantly. This type has often thrown his weight around in a past life, and the more he did, the less he knew, until in this lifetime it is but a memory of former greatness that causes such pride. Irritation follows from failure to apply what you already know to what is at hand, because 90 percent of the time you apply what you know to false gods, such as pride and self-pity.

It takes fervent prayer and broadcasting to restart this sort of person, and the question is always, how fervently can you pray? Can you pray long and joyfully enough to prime the pump into giving? The fervor will return to you ten thousandfold. Your lukewarm or simmering periods will be like the green bay tree that flourishes for a time and is not. Any rapture you send forth will penetrate, permeate and take over every portion of your life. You cannot evade it, sidestep it, or lose it. As for those who seek motivation, God is motivation — the Creative Impulse in action. Seek to contact the Source, which is all Power, all life, all substance, and all action.

When you can reach to the Source itself, to have every life spark fanned into a glory, how silly it is not to take advantage of it. Seeking the meaning of motivation on the outside is all right for the earth born. Yet, knowing the source of motivation, you may simply ask to understand its penetrating qualities in each object, or for a project or place on earth. – Edna Lister, December 2, 1966.

The one real sin we commit against ourselves is to forget who we are. We lose consciousness of the fact that we come from the Source of all Power and are filled with its glory. All outer negativity comes from a lapse in this consciousness. – Edna Lister, December 4, 1966.

Never say, "I will" or "I won't." Say,"I obey. I accept. I am. I can. I do." After you slam the door on yourself, returning is hard. – Edna Lister, December 5, 1966.

Reach out with arms of Light to bring in your loved ones and anything that needs lifting. Now, think from the Light. This is more than a mental exercise. You are not reaching up from earth, but reaching down from above. Light washes you clean of earth. Partake of the yearning, brooding quality of universal love, not a personal emotion. You are your own measuring rod, and know whether the love you extend is greater than it has been. Your love should grow because love is an expansive vibration. It expands faster than the planets, stars and universe, twenty-two times faster than the speed of light. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. – Isaiah 65:24. Your thoughts preceding the words you speak also travel faster than Light. Imagine the Power you can release for good when you are high enough in consciousness to tap the Source of Light; you have no idea how great it is. – Edna Lister, December 11, 1966.

If you hang onto anger, resentment or grief you are enjoying it — otherwise, you would give it to God. You get rid of the things you really dislike. True patience is when you wait for time and space to meet to produce a perfect miracle of expression. "My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him." – Psalm 62:5. The world doesn't understand waiting upon the Lord at all, for the Lord is the last thing many want in their lives.

The greatest gift you could give the Father is never to ponder darkness or judgmentally view things as dark or evil, but declare them good, saying, "Let there be Light." This would be a supreme gift. Are you ready to love with open heart and hands forever, to live each day with no negative speculation? Live each day fully. Enjoy each person you meet. Thank the Father for a beautiful day, but do not ask for a good one tomorrow. Just to stand and breathe is to love. Love is enduring and strengthening. – Edna Lister, December 15, 1966.

How great is your love? Are you spreading a table for your enemies or for your loved ones? Wherever you go, you leave part of yourself. As you give part of yourself, God gives you a new soul portion to take its place. You are added to as you give away, and that which was given to you is enriched and glorified. – Edna Lister, December 18, 1966.

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Conquering Self 1967

Only Light can see through the Light. Walking in darkness is being lost as in a fog, and the soul who does so blunders, bruises and shatters itself against the wall of Light. An evil one wants to go south but finds himself going north. There is no proper orientation nor sense of direction. Light is wiping out the evil and they know not what they plan to do. Now comes forth the reward for the faithful ones, for all the faithful. According to their faithfulness shall they be rewarded in outer things. The greater the ideas behind the standing, enduring and holding, the greater the gifts and soul. Remain pure and keep your path cleansed. That which is made of lies and chicanery sinks to the ground. Truth stands tall and brings its own reward of completion. – Edna Lister, January 1, 1967.

Anyone who looks up, and does not whine or complain, is material for a miracle. As the Elect, you lead the way. You need no lessons in how to be a leader. Just walk softly, speak gently and become the Light. Do not just try. Words cannot defile the true meaning of your being. Take the reaction of speaking the Word and declaring the truth, pay the debt and go on. You are and must be the Light. Be conscious of being the Light, and in it no darkness. Always keep part of yourself at the feet of God at the Source, singing "Holy, Holy, Holy." So many millions of part-timers who pray when they can are saving the world. An holier than thou hypocrite acts saintly but does nothing outside self, only to the self.

Yesterday's breathing isn't as good as today's Breath of Life and manna. You must breathe the Breath of God every day and be conscious every minute of a cord of golden Light attaching you to your Oversoul, or you cut off the branch on which you are perched.

Everywhere is here. Time and space have. collapsed. Your soul vision collapses time and space. – Edna Lister, January 5, 1967.

Delays are but golden steps in ascension, and everyone must learn to take these steps in joy, thanksgiving, and praise, remembering that praise wins the next step. Declare that every step takes you into greater Light. Every hour you spend releasing Light opens doors, builds bricks in the path, and most of all, awakens new atoms so that your body becomes a greater transformer of Power, able to reach the highest Source. Many have caused themselves even greater delay by complaining and blaming, yet you are achieving through sacrifice of self and service where you are. Ascension is still the keynote, and comprehension your watchword, to stand, to endure and to hold. Hold, and remember, praise is your life. – Edna Lister, January 15, 1967.

Your love and devotion for God, and desire to become as He is, without wavering, exalts your soul. So many cut their own vibration and must reestablish it, consuming time and misusing the Power that could bring their desires to pass. – Edna Lister, January 22, 1967

Many have faltered and fallen to lesser degrees, not lost, but laggard in duty. They have defaulted on their share of service, dropping their lines of responsibility for lifting. Yet, their Guards have held, lifted, and saved them from regression. For this, law calls them laggard in service and responsibility, but they will be held to the last possible degree before losing their place. Only through prayers and the Power they release in earnest devotion, can the Elect untangle their lines from the laggards'. The tangled lines of Light are like snarled, knotted yarn, yet they all must be loosed. The most difficult to unsnarl have been tangled with the ignorant ones who do not think, but spout opinions and prejudices. Yet, Light is absorbing all such. As Light removes these great blocks, we shall see the glory of God. Those of darkness shall be known of all men, and no one shall be able to blame the innocent ones. – Edna Lister, February 12, 1967.

You have fulfilled the law as far as you have come, but much more effort is required to wipe away the taints. To release the full Power and glory of the Source requires a watchful awareness, standing in the Light and the glory every hour. You cannot use forgetfulness as an excuse, but must remember and hold. Make up every credit advanced beyond your present point to earn, hold fast to what you have, and lose no time.

You can always express greater rejoicing and gratitude, even though it is only a "Thank Thee, Father." You have no idea of the greatness of the Power gratitude releases and the thankfulness, which makes up for the past as payments on the soul debts you owe. One day's rejoicing earns new credits and pays for the old. – Edna Lister, February 16, 1967.

Good is the word that invokes the full Power of the vibration of the seven last words Jesus spoke from the cross. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." – John 1:1. The Word of God descended to earth and became man. He faced and passed the tests of the Seven Degrees, the Neophyte, Disciple, Adept, Mystic, Master, Priest and became Christos. His seven last sentences from the cross hold the complete vibration of the original Word; therefore, they are termed Words. Good is the lost Word. – Edna Lister, February 23, 1967.

Take heed lest your personal satisfaction with a brief illumination closes the door to higher illumination. Always there are more keys to the kingdom, the Source, to be given to the ascending ones on earth. The Light, increasing in brilliance through mediators and the Elect, grows so bright that it penetrates closed doors, cellars and all hidden places to unveil evil so that it shall be consumed. The words and the love of the Elect have sent great Light into darkness to consume the evil. The Elect are illumined ones who have lent themselves to the special sacrificial preparation needed to ascend. The slightest ascension means revelations for the world and Light in the darkest places. Your world is as broad, long, deep and high as your vision can make it. You need not work to get into the Light when you are already in the Light. Otherwise, you are treading up and down on the same old step with every thought of trying or working for the Light. Every day is a growing day — as the flowers and trees grow, so does the soul.

Raise your arms high and mentally reach for the stars before prayer. It opens brain cells, glands and lotus centers to be enfolded with Mind, the Source of all answers. The Power moving through you does not wear out the physical. The greater the Power moving through, the greater the healing and physical ascension. When reaching for the Light, the vibration opens to promote you in all ways with new ideas. Every idea carries the strength for its accomplishment with it. – Edna Lister, March 10, 1967.

You have done well and very well, each according to his ability to hold fast all gains in ascension and conquering self. Prayers must be fervent and from the deeps of the heart and soul. Creation can be ascended only when enough Elect continue to ascend with burning desire, vivid imagination and fervent thinking as prayer and service. Offer your prayers in the form of rejoicing, not in repetitious statements or begging God to do what He is already doing. He releases the Power needed. Declare it forth in rejoicing to do its work of holding gains. – Edna Lister, March 15, 1967.

The evil ones name soul debts and the returning of evil to the senders as God's vengeance and wrath because of its inevitable, unchanging firmness. All who do evil must eventually conquer their own evil and pay their own debts. Everyone who turns again to God is received of God and this opens the Gates to the evil ones so they may learn how to pay their debts. All soul debts must be paid!

Keep your vows of responsibility. Do not allow any vows to sink into the indifference of self, thus degrading the whole. You are responsible and must stand unflinching and unwavering. The time has come to pay your own soul debts. Therefore, choose, and do not let the self interfere or cast down your vows. The Power has always been long-suffering, but the time has come when appealing to long-suffering Power is but a weakness before the thrones. Gird up your loins! Pick up every sagging line about you and, instead of criticism, pick up the defect in your brother.

Forget not the little things in daily living, and think not in pride that a great prayer of lifting the world will pay the debt of neglect where you are. Neglect, daily, in any form, is of darkness and darkness is not Light. Neglect cuts asunder and blackens great prayers for the world. Law counts every second of every moment of every hour of every day, not just the moments of prayer. Remain in the Light. Ignore the self. Lift it. Exalt the self into the Light, and so shall you stand and see your dreams come to pass, success in your affairs, the open door and, above all, a new body complete, immutable, untouchable, strong and refined. – Edna Lister, March 19, 1967.

Wherever you are, whatever needs to be done, do it without relying on outer help, knowing your own true responsibility for outer details. Let no one else do your thinking for you. Senility results from not using your mind, not recalling your duties, and depending on others to do your service. The instant you depend on another to remind you of details, senility begins its encroachment and spread. The law of details is the most important in ascension work. You can recall details for yourself. Be alive, be alert and let no smallest detail escape you. – Edna Lister, April 2, 1967.

God must trust your faithfulness, for the action of your life releases more Power than all the saintly temples of earth combined — the monks, priests, nuns, ministers and those cloistered, who do not touch earth. It is high time that the Elect live in a manner that equals their desired vows of responsibility on earth. Watch. Wait upon the Lord in the high place constantly. Set a guard at the portals of your mind to receive suggestions of responsibility. Forget them not.

You may think to yourself, "I have done so much." Yet it is a small "much" when measured against the Father's need for you to release His Power. You need a constant watchfulness to guard against self, either self-delusion of grandeur or self in words or actions. None is greater than another. The Christ Spirit is kind, tender, understanding and all-giving. See that you wear the mantle the Master has placed on you with the dignity of a Christed One. Your work as a group continues in Spirit; you are never separated, but always working as one when the Power uses you.

Every time self creeps in, it closes the Gate to the position the Father holds for you. Speak only while on the knees of your heart, and this includes words, speech and your tones of voice. Do not let your tone cut like a knife. Tone can be your downfall. Even when you are in the right, you may not turn on the Power to remind or to suggest — let God do the work. Speak the Word in gentleness, tenderness, and compassion. Arrogance and pride in knowing the right are detriments that you must lift forever. It is a gift of the Father to see what everyone should be doing. Yet the instant you claim that you are right, you must open the gift again. The Elect are servants of the Light only. Let it be so. Then the world shall be turned to Light.

You will see evil consumed only when you stop your evil and turn to worship the Light. Become that Light as God holds you secure, safe and protected. God already knows where evil is. He needs no illustration or reminders from you in prayers. Only a lifting and declaring, "Let there be Light." All arrogance and pride go forth with a debt of blame for another's weakness. You are on earth but not of it, so you have no reason for a moment's descent from the high altars of Light. – Edna Lister, April 23, 1967.

"I must conquer this" is a put-off, a "try." Saying, "It is done," and not letting it happen again, is the way. This is a point on which every descended creator god has gone wrong, judging and playing God. Command your self, "Name, let go of the past. It is none of your business. Stand in the Light." Many a great creator god has slipped because of a tendency to feel overly confident.

Soul awareness is different from self-confidence. The difference is slight, but cross the line downward and you face danger. It leads fast into inattention to the psychological warning bell, a dulling of vital awareness to hear the subtle tones that ring from the temple to warn you. Like the passing of fire engines, the warning tells all to stand still until they pass. The temple bell rings to call attention to the altar, so that one may hearken, heed and obey.

When burning desire dies the least bit, danger arises. You must reach a point where desire burns at white heat. Once gained, you can hold it. Praise is the grappling hook you throw over the wall of Light to hold fast. When anything approaches, just praise and suddenly what is needed, or words will be impressed on the mirror of your mind. – Edna Lister, May 5, 1967.

Ignore the past. You cannot afford to waste time with regrets. Repent and ascend in consciousness. Thank the Father for lifting force, which is always a warning to get back on the path. Nothing is impossible to the Light of God. You speak the Word and God works as you and through you when you accept instead of repudiating. – Edna Lister, May 7, 1967.

Einstein revealed the nature of atomic energy. You lift mass into energy and lift energy into Light. Under the Power coming through, you build and set each of the thousand lotus petals afire. The Father can do nothing for an instrument unless that instrument is awake. If you repudiate God, it is cut off. Humility is the quality of a listening soul. My authority to speak these truths comes from standing 50 years before the Councils' judgment. – Edna Lister, May 8, 1967.

The emanations form a vast River of Light or Life that becomes a spiral flowing through the universes, propelled by the third emanation, Energy exercised as Power. The River of Life flows through all galaxies, solar systems, planets, and beings, constantly renewing them. The River of Life cleanses evil and carries the substance to the Source fires to be absorbed.

Declare that all evil is out in the open now, and everything behind the scenes is Light. Thus, no darkness can exist beyond your fingertips. The only darkness is what a man carries with him. When blind to the Light, he then sees his own dark aura. He has become what he sees and believes. When you condemn and curse those who are doing evil in the world, you darken yourself. You may recognize evil, but immediately release the Light to melt, dissolve and absorb it. Do not condemn. Then God can use you for His Plan of Salvation. – Edna Lister, May 9, 1967.

You can set aside predictions through prayer because supreme law binds God to carry out your positive declarations. It makes no difference who is right or wrong in a conflict, because God rules all. As a member of the Elect, your responsibility is to place a life preserver under those who need it. Your hated weaknesses have been wonderful for your progress; otherwise, you would not have learned your lessons. Hold your lines of Light and responsibility. For those on your lines, see an invisible hood or bubble of Light around their heads for breathing the Breath of God. When it deflates, they pull on the line, you feel it and lift. You can monitor and treat all your lines in two or three minutes.

Answers to prayers are inevitable. If one door closes, seven will open to give you a choice. and Light sends you through the right door. "Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." – Psalm 82:6. "Ye are gods" means that from beginning to end, God possesses and holds His Creation to bring us all home. He keeps the lines in His hands. He could not have sent us forth as individual souls, each in a precipitated body in which our souls could appear, had He not been responsible and strong enough to bring us home. The pure Light is there to return to and to which you ascend, Each of you either has or will experience this oneness with God. – Edna Lister, May 11, 1967.

Pride is a composite of many motives: Competition, getting ahead of the Joneses, arrogance, jealousy, self-exaltation, and playing God. "I try" is the equivalent of whining, "I want, I wish, I hope. I'll try to get it. I have tried. I have prayed." You must know that whatever you desire shall be granted "in due season" — not as an immediate thing, not always instantly, but when the time is right. Disintegration is a great factor in miracles. If God grants the miracle at the wrong time, for example, when the death ray is predominating, it could wear out just by vibrating through the object, causing the slow dissolution of cohesion among the life sparks.

Selfishness always breeds despair and a gathering of all past debts to be paid at once. When a soul has no sacrificial exchange rate, no coin of the realm, the body must do the paying. The tragedy of selfishness and greed is that the dry rot begins under the surface in the submerged parts of soul, and remains hidden until it is too late for help. We see many cases of this. For example, the question, "Why did Name wait so long before going to a doctor?" He put off going because he did not recognize a need or would not admit it.

On the Via Christa, the middle way, you just keep pushing gently. However, the danger of forcing is nil only under high spiritual desire to succeed. Once a burning, sizzling desire has taken over the rational soul, healing can occur without the soul ever knowing that he had needed healing. This most often happens in lungs, the organs of inspiration and aspiration. Many are examined who have scar tissue, yet the healing was so light, the rational soul knew it not. Mankind keeps the Heavenly Councils busy surrounding and immobilizing by Light everyone who touches the warheads of self. This is why you must eliminate all destructive emotional weaponry, so that justice and truth may hold all gains. – Edna Lister, May 12, 1967.

People are too often unconscious of the smoothness of God's life, but conscious only of the lack of smoothness in their own lives. Be more grateful. Praise God more often. The words put on your lips are a gift of God, as is your ability to tune into divine Mind with your computer-like brain cells. However, you must work for it to earn your way back to God. "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." – Matthew 19:24. To get through the eye of the needle, you have to lop off self's riches, the humps of opinion and prejudice, and ascend in consciousness into the Light. – Edna Lister, May 14, 1967.

This teaching involves the interaction of the cellular physical with the molecular desire body: You must draw in the five senses to begin burning away the silver cord for ascension. One or two senses may sink back to the optic chiasm of the thalamus, where they divide into the ten virgins, five wise, and five foolish. Five go to the pineal body for illumination and five to the pituitary gland for intuition. The sense of smell operates near earth, and is the first sense you awaken fully. You can perceive through odors or fragrances. Some people associate certain floral scents with particular persons; for example, one woman knows the Master is near when she smells lily of the valley, another smells roses.

All warnings come from the senses of taste and smell, the twins of warning. You may be conscious of a special fragrance that warns you to pray for a certain person. For example, you can feel the pull of a friend who is in need, who is on your line of Light, and at the end of the line, visualize the face of that person. The stench of sewer gas (sulphur or methane) comes from the taint of evil or perversion, and a rotten smell as a warning for illness. You can also have a taste of bitterness when the vibration is negative.

When the evil of earth is concentrated to be lifted, it draws the angel of death. We must have a death vibration of disintegration to lift and cleanse or nothing here would disintegrate. God does not instigate fires, for example, but the death ray takes the victims of one out with as little agony as possible. In any holocaust or disaster, the reward is past telling for the good souls who lose their bodies. They take those who die in war to the right classes for their lessons. The Father shortens their needed incarnations by two to ten. This is mercy; when they reincarnate, they receive great rewards for their sacrifice. The height of the vibration when they go out is tremendous. The violence of such a death awakens the desire body brain cells; Legions take them to the right teachers at once. Remember to call down divine fire as did Gideon before leaving your house to go out and conquer. Declare that the sword of the Lord goes forth. – Edna Lister, May 15, 1967.

God knows His business behind the scenes, despite the bumbling by those on whom He depends the most. Every day is a day of judgment. Have you added the quota of released Power God needs of you today? Your miracle comes after you release this Power around the world. All substance is pooled after going to the one for whom you pray. You receive what you have earned after your deductions, which are the times you cool off or use idle words.

"Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth." – Luke 11:5-8. Remember this parable when you pray: Be so persistent that God will have to provide a miracle to move you out of His way. – Edna Lister, May 16, 1967.

Let your soul speak to the world in beautiful terms and ways. There is a time for chatter, and a time for silence. Our time now is for silence, to release enough Power of a high degree with a condensed vibration. The time has come for fulfillment of every promise and all your dreams can add to the original promises. – Edna Lister, May 17, 1967.

Some people are almost as big as they think they are and become acutely conscious of it. You must be unconsciously aware of your soul's greatness. Every descended creator has a memory of his high heritage and may appropriate this to the self. Some become obsessed with their own greatness here. Too many descended creator gods have a superiority complex. The worst inferiority complex covers a superiority complex.

Someday the sun will stand still and you will do twice the work in half the time. However, you must direct and control self first. Walk softly when you work with Power. Treat unselfishly, so the Power goes through the person, orbits earth, and returns to you. When you praise and love God enough, Power fills your molds, too, as you treat. As Power moves through you, every vibration around it consolidates slightly until it condenses enough to make a visible miracle for the person you are treating and for you. The vibration either grows stronger or fades away.

You must awaken your spiritual faculties, the principle of faith for example, so that it may become the form of your desires made visible. Faith can act as wisdom, as a determination to accomplish. Faith as wisdom touches your brain centers of recall, and you remember what you must do. Inattention to the power of recall causes most of your difficulties. – Edna Lister, May 18, 1967.

You begin awakening brain cells as an infant to function as the mental faculties and gather ideas. As you grow, the brain cells begin to respond, expand and specialize. As you learn, you condense experiences, and the power of recall can open them. Nerves cells from the midbrain extend to the cortex through the thousand-petaled lotus where they spread into countless strands to the Mind of God.

It is an essential to learn that you lift all those about you as your Guards and Father are lifting you, but leaving the rest to them. This is invaluable wisdom in ascension. – Edna Lister, May 19, 1967.

Every time some physical or emotional blow hits the physical vehicle, it bruises the desire body. Then life energy flowing from the atomic mental body to the molecular desire body becomes sluggish. The nervous system, bloodstream, and the organs are affected. In other words, any soft spots in the physical body can block the higher energy flow. While most of us experience physical difficulties, we must remember that we are functioning through all four vehicles at once, cellular, molecular, atomic and electronic. The electronic sun centers are beginning to express through the physical. We are sloughing off any parts not necessary to our ascension. While this process continues, we experience aches, pains, and illnesses. Endure and declare to your body, "You are being lifted above everything of earth."

An infection can repeat in any time or place. Unless tended, it will spread again. Evil is like a fungus that grows as its spores fly and spread it on fertile ground. People must entertain evil before it can grow. It flies from thought to thought, from curse to curse. Good people's idle words are the most fertile ground for its spores. Reach out with arms of Light to gather up the spores. Darkness is fading. When those of lesser intelligence congregate in hate, they join others like themselves. Make this declaration, "Just let me be perfect as Thou, Father, art perfect" and the kingdom of heaven will move in and absorb evil on earth. Endure, and declare to your body, "You are being lifted above everything of earth."

People who seek knowledge are unconsciously searching for the beauty and immortality of soul. To study for the self alone leads to intellectual complacency. You are immortal in the substance of which God formed you. Jesus was immortal, acted as an immortal and taught the laws to express immortality. The cells of the body are immortal substance, but have no immunity from low vibrations of the world.

You always take a substance initiation on every level: Each of the 33 Degrees has a lesser substance degree, and each of the 144 steps has a substance step. These degrees and steps are dedicated to the redemption and cleansing of substance. You can take exams repeatedly for each one. Tempters, who are initiators, may suggest, "This is a good place to rest, no hurry about obeying laws. Stay here, on this level." When you become complacent, you may succumb to the temptation to rest rather than climbing higher into the Light, but resist this desire. – Edna Lister, May 22, 1967.

You cannot create without a pattern or mold for every dream desire. This is a mystery and the truth. The corner on truth is sharp, and you must go all the way around it to find a new direction. Once you have made high vows of conquering self, you may not deviate from following truth, or pay the slightest attention to anything less than the perfect whole. You are forever under contract and covenant with the Father to work His beautiful divine will and to eagerly accept His coordinating powers in the timeless, infinite Source. Yet when touched by the slightest lower vibration, these abilities shrivel like tender shoots. Nothing could exist without coordination from the highest to the lowest and back again. You must apply this rule to your work in all ways. – Edna Lister, May 24, 1967.

God does not promote you because you are perfect, but for your desire to be perfect. Wisdom must direct and control Love. Love, administered without justice, turns to evil. Eventually, you must grow up into the infinite eternal. You must expand your brain cells with plenty of praise for God before you can awaken them. Ascension and goodness are not enough. You must work.

You must build pictures in imagination of everything you desire to see in form. When you have a picture to fill with the Mind, Substance and Power, you can hold the image and visualize it on earth. See $100 bills raining on everyone. See them handling such money. This is a prosperity treatment to bring invisible substance into form as currency. This is just as legal as praying for healing. The life of God forms everything out here. Treat everyone who is named the same as you (Michael, Ruth, Robert, etc.), for they are on your own personal first-name vibration, and declare them healed. – Edna Lister, May 26, 1967.

Senility grows from past repudiation, refusing to accept, or to see the truth. You bring the tendency to senility with you as the tendency not to awaken enough active cells of acceptance. It is so easy to repudiate and to reject, so work hard to resist it. – Edna Lister, May 28, 1967.

Souls bring the dregs of detrimental guilt complexes from earth, too great for mortal minds and hearts to bear, to this high place to have it lifted without removing all memory from it. The memory is necessary for the soul to hold contrition, which is the highest point under Light. True contrition is to reach the point where your fervency of desire to have it erased from the minds and hearts of men creates tears in your eyes. Lift everyone on earth up to contrition. Lift sordid memories, rejoicing that you may do so. – Edna Lister, May 29, 1967.

The dweller on the threshold of consciousness is usually old. Most people built theirs several incarnations back. It will knock you down if you are low in consciousness. Lifting the dweller cleans up chunks of spiritual debt. Use your hands to scoop up clouds of darkness, lift them to the altar, and declare that they are filled with Light. Thus, you keep those clouds from touching your aura or those of your loved ones. – Edna Lister, May 31, 1967.

As you open a past incarnation, you clean up the little chunks of spiritual debt that you have loosened. When you lift a debt, you do not know whether it is yours, for your family, friends or for the world, but you lift like mad. The Father fills your aura with Light, but unless you have Power going through always, the bits of misused soul substance will weigh you down. Surround yourself and others with a backfire zone of protection. To stop a prairie fire, they plough furrows all the way around so it backfires, and burns in on itself. Keep lifting your fire zone. What you give to others lifts your own debts.

Do you love God more today than you did yesterday? Do you think we are closer to God now than last month? We are. There are many signs of this truth on the outer. – Edna Lister, June 1, 1967.

Nothing replaces attention to details. Let nothing escape your watchful eye. It takes only a few days, a few slips and lack of attention to the goal for the dry rot to set in. You soon lose sight of the place you gained the hard way, and regressing means losing the memory of it from your mind also. This is how simply and easily regression can happen.

The work of defeatists is to create defeat and build failures. They gather and draft their plans from the minds of lazy failures, not because anything special made them failures, but because they listened and took in from the underbelly instead of the crown. Avoid this. Use as your motto, "Nothing is too hard, too long, or too small for me to pay proper attention to it." This is the secret of ascension to the Mount of Transfiguration. One negative thought or word makes you opaque, so Light cannot move through you. Your Guards will use suggestions and sharp prods to remind you if you are inattentive. – Edna Lister, June 2, 1967.

As you speak our Declaration of Unquenchable Love, you express the state, the quality of your soul in the moment. The flames of your lotus petals register themselves in your soul records, and you cannot fool God. Your special oneness with Power gives you the chance to open a new higher vibration. Your consciousness conditions the quality and quantity of your love. If the outer world can condition your love, you are a poor servant of love. Let love itself condition your love. Love turns everything into itself and does the work. The physical is only the visual expression of the soul. Your body registers and eventually reveals what your spirit and soul are. – Edna Lister, June 4, 1967.

I held just one idea from the age of twelve — I thought everyone could walk with Jesus. An old gentleman once asked me, "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." I then saw the Master standing nearby. He said, "God is deathless, ageless and abiding. Avoid the appearance of evil." All I have ever given you has come from this. Love is love and it absorbs everything as itself. Life's logic and law must kick those who have regressed upstairs to entice them to leave the mess they have created.

Some souls of high intelligence misuse the creative fire because they pick up the floating messages, hypnotic suggestions from propagandists of evil, and put them into form. The Christ Legions can gather only what is in form, but they do gather these forms, and lift them to the angel with a censer to burn them into smoke. Lift and declare this to rid earth of such evil. You must speak the Word to destroy old forms. God cannot get inside even the lowliest creature to clean up its desires or brain cells. The soul must grow excited beyond imagination, into visualization to be cleansed.

Declare, "All who have regressed, now ascend in consciousness." The heads of public corporations are among the chief offenders. You can lift nothing until it comes into the open and is known. Stand as the Light and know you are lifting earth, and darkness shall be held in abeyance, lifted and dissolved. – Edna Lister, June 5, 1967.

["The Six-Day War, also called June War or Third Arab-Israeli War, took place June 5–10, 1967, and was the third of the Arab-Israeli wars. Israel's decisive victory included the capture of the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Old City of Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights; the status of these territories subsequently became a major point of contention in the Arab-Israeli conflict."]

In 1925, I spoke about peace, and one organization wanted to throw me off their board of directors. The Father has never wanted war. We of earth are responsible for that. When the good people feel they are too good to enter government and politics, we all pay for it. Wars will come, yet there will be as little loss of life as possible. We will be responsible for the inner education and training for young souls, who are dying in war now. This is all part of the Divine Plan to bring peace on earth. War has spread the name of Jesus the Christ all over earth. – Edna Lister, June 6, 1967.

When you jump to a loved one's defense, even in the face of a just appraisal, you reveal the taint of repudiation of truth in you. Whenever you defend another, whether right or wrong, you repudiate God's Word, "This is good. Let there be Light." Speak only to avert an injustice. – Edna Lister, June 7, 1967.

What you did not do last week is added to what you must do this week. Nothing limits the quantity or quality of the love you may call on. When you love enough, you are as perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect. Even indifference holds an element of faith, because it is all the faith the other fellow has to offer. Salvation is being saved from your indifference. How greatly can you love? You must have a measuring rod and goal. Christ is the measure and the goal is God. – Edna Lister, June 11, 1967.

When you are studying hard, your desires, thinking, and imagination work together — 100 percent of you is working. You gain in points and degrees, according to how much you love God more than self. Plan to keep your feet on the straight and narrow. Remember the law and declare, "Let there be Light." – Edna Lister, June 12, 1967.

With each great acceptance, revelation fills you. Hold and seek advice, for revelations of truth are tricky — mundane earthly illusions can easily flow in to deceive your perception. – Edna Lister, June 14, 1967.

The pseudo-intellectuals say morality is gone. We say that is impossible, for God is moral. Civilization is moving upward and onward. The majority are moral. Those who love God enough want civilization to ascend because they care.

You cannot record soul flight experiences if you have allowed life to crush your mental body lotus centers. You must be high in consciousness to record. Pray before bed and leave the subconscious to care for the physical. Go out on a cloud after reaching for the stars. Keep the River of Life flowing through your aura to inflate it. When you read, speak, act, or see something upsetting, shock and disbelief can poke holes in your aura that deflate it and your consciousness. To declare, "Let there be Light," scatters the negativity and force cannot touch you. – Edna Lister, June 15, 1967.

When you are regularly treating a person, make a note to yourself with the key phrase you want to use in lifting, such as, "Jim, agree and adjust!" However, watch your tone of voice. Remind yourself by saying, "Father, temper the wind to this shorn lamb."* {*"God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb." Laurence Sterne in, A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy.}

If life bores you, if you believe that God has gone somewhere and left you, then you have little life and your ideas will expire. When there is no God, there is no life either. Illumination arrives instantly from the Source as ideas. You are not conscious of anything between. Being conscious that it is still there is your goal. If you stop at any level before the goal, illumination is cut off instantly. Seeking advice when you do not need it is better than to allow a single instance of need to escape you. You have reached the point of law now that what you have saved is saved, and what is lost is lost. – Edna Lister, June 16, 1967.

Instead of conquering self, many people cover up their not-so-nice inner motives and selfishness. It takes some real mental effort to cover up successfully. Eventually, you must put your whole mind into covering up — then what? Put the cover-up on his own cloud of Light and call fire down to remove the covering veil so he can see himself and his hidden motives clearly.

Mankind must return to perfect moral balance. When it seems that you see only darkness, command your self to see only Light. You can then be in the crowd, but not of it, untouchable and immovable. Appreciate the creative Word, "Let there be Light." Every image builds a mold, then Light fills it. See only the perfect, the true, just glancing for an instant to say, "Let there be Light." – Edna Lister, June 19, 1967.

A creator brings Light, Power and Substance together as one as he speaks the Word. The statements you use reveal what you believe is available to use. Declarations show how you will use it. Examples of decrees include, "This is Light. I shall press forth." Your decree expresses your conviction, your devotion. "Let there be Light" includes worship, but is greater than worship.

Before bed, sweep your hands out and up, bring them back down and say, "A circle of Light surrounds me." This inflates your aura of protection. When you say, "Come into your body. Let there be Light! Father, let Thy Light move in and possess me" in the morning, Light inflates the atoms. A blessing is a purifier, a cleanser, a holy communion, and changes food substance into that which is pure and holy. You cannot say, "Let there be Light," without ascending. – Edna Lister, June 20, 1967.

Do not run and hide when you must speak the Word. The world is not ready for complete brotherhood, but hold to the Word because it shall come to pass. Declare, "I am an ascended soul. I ascend on joy." If you ascend on joy, you lift people above the world mind. When the pull is gone, you can put a person on a cloud continent of Light, leave him to his Guards and need not constantly say, "Let there be Light." Peace is a soul quality that enfolds people. Put your worst favorite on a cloud of Light and say, "Father, please cover him." Stay on your cloud, out of others' lives. One declaration of, "I AM loves you," calls down the fire of heaven.

The world's largemouth bass, the opinionated ones are all spewing opinions and prejudices in every nation's capital tonight. Lift the whole world and see it in the hollow of God's hand. See a ball of fire over each nation. Start the treatment by entering your room of Light. Put each on a cloud. Take them up before the altar, tied together, and say, "Father, please hold them in Light." Integrate all your day's details at night to vitalize your physical. Otherwise, the details hang on your bedpost and make you want to stay in bed.

In this great age everyone went off the path on a giant detour. Now you are back on the main highway. Hold it by asking to be held on your pathway, and ask for the Light a thousand times a day.

As you draw people up, you lift their thyroid gland in the throat, a center of Power not to be used by little me but by the soul, saying, "This is good. Let there be Light." – Edna Lister, June 22, 1967.

The law of God is a state of being. When you take a deep breath, think of Light, not anything of earth. Put Light first, before Love or Wisdom or the Logos. If you think of Light, you touch the highest Source of which you are capable. Then you are always ready to speak statements, declarations, and decrees. The Declaration of Unquenchable Love becomes your present degree of love, according to your desire, and you touch your highest Source of all Power. Power and Light go before you, but you must send it forth and into action through your words. – Edna Lister, June 25, 1967.

The Father chooses those most likely to succeed among those who have the great potential insight or who have great chronological age. This is why some come to earth knowing who they are to the point of pushing others aside to gain it. Yet, no matter how high the descended creator god, once he has descended to be encompassed by flesh, he must conquer earthy and sensory appetites.

You are now on the path of righteousness and no one may interfere with how you walk it. You are under the same Almighty Father from the same Source. You cannot pull away, having only one place and way to go. Look at things squarely, justly, with no softness. Yet watch that you do not become a dictator. Do not become critical when the Wisdom vibration touches you, but exercise Love to direct and control Wisdom so that you do not create spiritual debt.

A time will come when there will be no more pain, sorrow, tears or grief because your vision will clear, and Light will wipe the memory away. You will be free from suggestions of mortal minds. Live by the computer Mind of God, the mind that was in Christ Jesus. Just around the corner you will receive your cleansed and purified soul substance, and you will know you are free. – Edna Lister, June 26, 1967.

Each greater release of Power reaches a new apex in quality and quantity, and stirs up force even from rocks, oceans, plants, animals and people. Speak the Word to bring out every smear, blot or mass of darkened life sparks for divine activity to lift. We must take every hatred from the whole world. Lift every contaminated life spark above the atmosphere and troposphere, for downright evil of every type has even gone through the air. Hate's peculiar radiation kills all love and Light. The Light's reaction is to activate all past evil to be lifted. This darkness floats through the air. It touches the lukewarm "good" people, where it seeks to alight.

By your Word, form an absorbing blanket, whirling clockwise faster than earth rotates, to gather and change all sleep, dullness and indifference into Light. Declare that this blanket of Light, which must reach to the knees, absorbs everything and darkness cannot move high enough to touch the masses of man. Those who see spiritually must visualize this. Darkness must be spewed out where it is too heavy. Declare this. You must see this clearly and ready to be vitalized and quickened by Light. – Edna Lister, July 23, 1967.

The whole world is being forced to face the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and choose. So the good people are having their noses rubbed into the obscenities by having to face them. You are returning to your Garden of Eden, but you cannot face the angel with the flaming sword unless you are virgin. The virgin must turn his or her back on the world's obscenities and fornication by choice. We are choosing against the evil side of the tree. You must know all about evil to be able to choose the good. – Edna Lister, August 24, 1967.

To meditate on a word is a mental process, and the intellectual ceiling is the first veil of illusion. To contemplate and meditate on a word will never get you through that veil, but would cut you off from the Source vibration. Go up in consciousness into the Light, then think of God, or use a Bible verse to ponder. Keep your mind fixed on the Light. Declare, "This is good. Let there be Light," stand, hold, and lift everything from there. If you see form, see it as Light, up above. Do not look back or down. Declare Light and you become Light-conscious. To step through the seventh veil of illusion, declare constantly, "All is Light. It is Light." You may not use idle words. If you get all the way there, but use an idle word, you will find it necessary to pray your way all the way back again. – Edna Lister, October 6, 1967.

Whatever you must do, do it gently, wisely and with great firmness. Firmness is your complete confidence with God and assurance of your identity with God as one at the Source. You have become pillars for your families to depend on. God is pleasing you. You are pleasing God. – Edna Lister, October 16, 1967.

A student wrote, "I found the following tucked away in a drawer. From Edna Miriam, years ago" — God sends His best beloved to stand in trying places, for there are trying places where someone must stand and the careless and indifferent have not the capacity for such a service.

The total eclipse of the moon over Northern Ohio, October 18, 1967, lasted five hours. An eclipse wipes out or eclipses evil. It also lifts earth gravity to paradise gravity. With a lunar eclipse, the magnetic pole will shift slightly, momentarily cutting off earth gravity, melting glaciers and ice. Use every eclipse to make declarations of healing for earth. – Edna Lister, October 19, 1967.

World ideas impinge on you mentally and can cause loss of memory. To eliminate negative ideas, ask at night that every negative recording be erased. Grow and unfold without being squeezed up by world ideas. If you say, "I forgot," say, "I remember" a hundred times to neutralize it. "I can't remember" is a curse, an idle word. So are, "I'll try" and "I won't," which is a challenge to the subconscious world mind. You must eat those words.

Ascend in consciousness in the Light and become patience and serenity through coordination between nerves of brain, emotions and mental life. The unconscious brain is a chemical lab that runs your body. You must understand the correlation between the nerves of body and the brain. If you say, "My memory is going," it wanders around like an evil spirit. When you need to recall something important, that wandering memory moves in like a cloud and beclouds your recollection.

Every morning breathe yourself into your body squarely. The desire body must be aligned exactly over the physical. Breathe into your body straight or your physical, desire and mental body hearts will be awry. This can finally cause heart trouble. Keep declaring, "I am becoming as perfect as my Father in heaven is perfect. I am making the grade."

God judges you according to your present ability to release Power. Though you are not conscious of slipping, your vibration may have lowered and your Guards cannot then send the full Power through any more than they can send a power plant's output through a mere vacuum cleaner. Declare, "I love Thee, Father. I love Thy Light." Condense the Light to perform by saying, "Let there be Light." – Edna Lister, October 19, 1967.

You create an expanded universe as you return to God. It remains formless, void, all Mind, Substance and Power until you return — your prayers build it as you ascend. The tiniest thought of God or good adds a brick in your path of ascension.

When you say "Let," your petition is right, yet it only goes through when your lines of Light and responsibility are in the right position to let it. Ascend in consciousness and the will of God descends to you as wisdom. Increase your knowledge of "let." To declare "let" is a right thing to do, but you may not set a time limit on the "let," for even God does not know how much time it will take for a soul to change or be ready. Power works through barriers, consuming opinions and prejudices, and finally the Guards slip in a poniard of truth with a hook on it.

When your nose is rubbed in it, you finally choose to say "let." It can be an instantaneous miracle because the Father does not allow you to see it until the last minute. One inadvertent word or tone can change the right vibration into cross-vibrations, under earth law, and sometimes they delay you. Say one little "let" and the Father says it ten times more, and His "let" has chronological age. Call delay good and continue saying "let." He will show you visions of many more and higher "lets" you must one day declare. – Edna Lister, October 23, 1967.

Those who are slow about giving up self talk about it, think about seeing and hearing, but do not work for it. They do not bother to conquer self enough. Control will keep you from regression, but only conquering will take you up to seeing and hearing. You can desire perfection but still not spend time working for it. You "hope" this year you will pass initiations and you "think" you will.

The Light within your aura precedes you, and when it is great, it can drive others berserk if their vibration is too low. – Edna Lister, October 26, 1967.

For each step you take, God carries you ten. Be steadfast in your desire to ascend and make down-payments on account as you climb. – Edna Lister, October 29, 1967.

Anyone who goes to the Source and speaks the Word can close the mouths of lions — one can change a thousand. From this grows the Brotherhood of Man, opening the New Jerusalem, the flowering of Christ, the beauty of God. All evil shall fall of its own weight. Every lie uttered, especially as disobedience, means something of evil falls. The Sword of Truth shall separate good and evil. Evil shall proclaim itself and be known of all. The difficulty is the subtlety of evil, the subtle twisting of words. Declare that those who would speak lies can speak only truth. – Edna Lister, November 2, 1967.

When we, the Elect, who are cognizant of Light, do not allow God to use us, we cut off the Power. Learn well every law where you are, and apply them all. – Edna Lister, November 3, 1967.

The sword of peace is a stirrer-upper. If you have taints, the sword will hurt. Do not say, "Be careful," but instead say, "Be cautious."

Hangovers from experiential excursions into the grayness below the Light leave the memory cells with a tendency to be thrown into confusion and for the soul to be unable to look at self for having left the Light. Handling a shattered piece of darkness when it comes is hard, but use such opportunities to build a new, spiritualized body. Darkness keeps coming to you to be lifted until your taints are gone. You keep saying, "I am cleansed," and eventually you are immovable to any challenger.

The great Magna Carta, the Charter of Universal Law, says that every life spark of Creation shall seek the Light. Misused Mind, Substance, and Power must be lifted, not made into more darkness to be turned into Light. – Edna Lister, November 6, 1967.

Some people pray and pray devotedly, then distrust the manifestation of the miracle. They put up a large umbrella and cut off the miracle just as it pours forth. One declaration of, "Let evil be consumed," is stronger than an army of force. – Edna Lister, November 9, 1967.

All revelation comes from the inner. Hold the firm conviction that there is no limit to what God can do, or to your potential and what you can do. Stretch your vision now to meet the greatness of what is before you. Your own idea is the limit of your horizon, but no limit to God. Do not put up a barrier, despite the past or what anyone on earth may say. Climb above it. – Edna Lister, November 12, 1967.

Awareness is a delicacy about feeling a vibration, carrying out each task under its release of Power. The Power you may release is in your Oversoul star. When you neglect releasing it, your neglect obstructs you in finally carrying out your duty. The phone rings, you stub your toe, and you forget. The Power covers the new plan and you must release it to finish the job. If you are bringing through an idea or answer, and the phone rings, quickly finish the vibration, then answer the phone. If you cannot finish quickly, declare a line of glowing Light will lead you back to that point of contact.

The highest vibration of tolerance is compassion. Speak words for others to seek compassion, to become compassionate, and to obey the law. The true criterion is, "How am I affecting this situation, this person, my world?" Write this on your heart. As long as you say, "What is this doing to me?" you are neither tolerant nor compassionate. Instead, say, "Lord let me be Thy Light in this dark place." – Edna Lister, November 13, 1967.

When someone promises you money, he has already drawn invisible substance from his soul account to make the promise. When you thank him, and declare that you have deposited it in the bank, he receives the credit for his gift. However, sometimes people must settle the debt from universal substance. When there is a challenge in the world against the world, it affects my pocketbook. Then I pray for all those who promised me and declare a line from universal supply goes to them for abundance, and that they will remember their various charities plus me.

Be conscious of the glory of miracles. Accept the day's events as beautiful experiences for your soul's growth. When you think of soul challenges as earth problems, they become heavier. It is your privilege to declare Light for each who comes to you, to put them on a cloud and not have them in your hair. A problem is liable to tangle your hair. Declare the problem a part of Light, and it instantly lifts itself above where you can solve it. To mix certain ingredients causes an explosion, so place each ingredient on a separate cloud. Power will make the way clear and perfect. In an hour the problem can smooth out. You might have to give up a nurtured idea, or to put up with someone who bores you, but hold yourself steadfast. Stand in stability and perfection. – Edna Lister, November 16, 1967.

If you magnify God, the glory will spill over into your relationships, healing and strengthening them. – Edna Lister, November 19, 1967.

Faith is love as action. Faith is the substance of the bloodstream. You either have faith or you don't, and you don't have faith if you fail to use it. If you do not exercise faith, or if you let your faith falter often, you will develop anemia or some soul disease. An incarnation is an action of life sparks in expression. To think of life that way increases your ability to be objective and impersonal in the face of emotional upset. – Edna Lister, November 20, 1967.

You can create an evil entity within yourself with subconscious memory as its base. Hugging, greed, grief, self-pity, or resentment to yourself fills the chest. Asthma, for example, can be the remnant of a self-created entity. Sometimes a good person, who is overly introspective and retrospective, crawls off to live alone, hugging the past until the subconscious memories fill the body. This is not like possession from outside but is an abnormal retirement, with the conscious mind blocked out until the remaining consciousness is almost mindless. Then disembodied entities can move in and out through the naval center.

It takes a strong voice to speak the Word and quell evil. The law is, "Look not into the past." Close your ears to the evil that another spews. Declare that he is lifted into Light, purged and cleansed of evil. Choose the great sword of truth and justice cutting evil from Light, taking evil from the hearts and minds of men. Will you recreate the darkness by listening to and believing past evil? Power is going forth to lift debts and loosen evil from the minds and hearts of the most evil ones, to give them an opportunity to move up in consciousness. It takes a strong voice to speak the Word and overcome evil.

Lift all doubts that God is allowing or unable to prevent something evil to transpire. He has chosen the plan to finish evil with the least destruction possible, the easiest way to bring it to pass without destroying the whole planet. Other plans would have done so. It may appear to the world as if God were allowing sickness, evil and destruction, but He is allowing only the just payment of debts, falling on the just and unjust alike. Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. – Matthew 5:44-45.

Put an evil one before a mirror and say, "Name, thou art stripped of evil," and Power goes forth in a strong voice to save a thousand lives. Be conscious of this. Look at evil and declare it good and say, "This is good! Let there be Light." Wait upon the Lord. Speak the Word, and pay no attention to the past. Know that good is coming in the future. – Edna Lister, November 30, 1967.

The young too often exaggerate their importance in the scheme of things. There is a balance point for a dignified self-appraisal, but never go beyond that hairline into taking chances and using force to make things come your way. Big business success must be based on a balanced soul confidence, then you know whether taking the chance will pay dividends. – Edna Lister, December 1, 1967.

Practice being alive, alert, and aware. If you are not aware, you do not apply what you know to what you are doing. When you ask a miracle, the Council must form a plan that will not disturb others or destroy a single cell before they can grant the boon. You have no idea and little gratitude for the work they do when you demand a miracle. They would appreciate your gratitude, for then they could send more miracles. – Edna Lister, December 4, 1967.

When you have invested life sparks of your soul substance in others, eventually you must gather them in and lift them into the altar fires for purification because they eventually will become crystallized. Later, the Father restores the purified soul substance to you. Life sparks are the original substance of which God has made everything, the first step removed from, "Let there be Light." A mirage is an illusion in the second grade of substance from which dreams are made. This is also the grade of substance in which you see spiritually. Any time you are called on to lift, time and space will meet. Be not confused, just know that when the time is right, time and space collapse under perfect law to do the right thing. – Edna Lister, December 7, 1967.

You put coins in parking meters or expect to have your car towed. Put a dime in the "God meter" every fifteen minutes, which means telling Him that you love Him. Today, when you awakened, did you bless the Father for giving you the most glorious day in your life so far? When you look up, see a shaft of Light. You have seen rays from the sun and moon — just so, always see yourself standing under a new shaft of Light that the Father has given to you. Recognize it, and be grateful for it. Declare, "I bless God, for this is the best day of my life. I see myself standing under a special shaft of Light moving through me this morning." – Edna Lister, December 10, 1967.

It makes no difference how alone you are or beset with difficulties, your destiny is to be perfect where you are. You can handle every burden on your back, if you desire to qualify for success. While on earth, you must obey the outer laws of earth. If you take a day off, you must make it up. If you do not keep self up in consciousness, you will fall into complacency. – Edna Lister, December 11, 1967.

Moving from the fate line to the path of destiny is a road filled with ditches. If you try to go backward, you straddle the ditch until you fall back on your line of fate. When I put you on a cloud of Light, I fill in the ditches you've dug with self-pity, resentment, and sulking. Declare, "Let this ditch be filled with substance from my Oversoul star." Sometimes little self tries to find a ditch that was filled. When someone says, "I feel lower than a snake's belly," he has literally dug a ditch in his inner desire body substance. Lift him from the ditch to a cloud of Light, put a platform under him, then fill the ditch with Light. – Edna Lister, December 15, 1967.

What do you think about God? He is either an available Power that you never doubt, or you do not believe Him. You are the sum of your own hours. It is as simple to praise God day and night. Nobody can do it for you. Your Oversoul maintains contact with God every second, day and night. You can put up your umbrella if you choose, but God has the only right place for you, so come home. You can enter like royalty, or be hauled up feet first. When will you make up your mind to be up with God 365 days a year? Make your own Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Reach for your lines of Light to everyone in the morning, declaring, "Let there be Light." Keep your aura bright and shining, and your halo glowing. – Edna Lister, December 17, 1967.

The greatest testings arrive through the emotional dimension of life. Soul birth is far more painful than birth on earth. – Edna Lister, December 18, 1967.

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Conquering Self 1968

Until you learn to conquer and properly control the Power released with each unveiled mystery, you are and must be protected by the veils of illusion, which cause you to stop, look and listen, allowing the Light of illumination to break through to you. – Edna Lister, Five Important Steps in Ascension, 1968.

More than ever the Elect need to hold to all laws, higher and with greater fervor, for only this can now save the hard-concentrated powers working for evil behind the scenes, a gathering of all floating entities. They seek to o'ershadow any whom they may pervert into misuse of Power. Ask of yourself, Am I now as fervent as I should be? Am I using every word to create what my heart desires? Is my prayer mold for my desires perfect? Do I follow with a firm, brisk love that builds now? Have I released enough new Power to consume all scraps and bits of floating past darkness now? Have I opened my new cycle on the same old level, or on a higher level than before? – Edna Lister, January 7, 1968.

As long as some are indifferent and lukewarm, darkness will be able to use them to cause delay. Yet it cannot win. Keep gathering, scraping and lifting all floating evil, for only so can we finally completely cleanse earth of all darkness and evil. You must obey all laws in greater fervor than ever before. Question yourself daily for lukewarmness and flaws in your strict obedience. Ask yourself, Am I strict enough this very hour? Is my prayer mold for perfection strong to endure? Are my words strong to build? Am I releasing enough Power for my cosmic division needs? Do I praise and rejoice in words that build, that create good as they go forth? – Edna Lister, January 8, 1968.

Often delays in conquering evil have stemmed from the fact that you have spoken out of turn, thinking to pass judgment when you cannot even see Light on earth, much less the extended life lines leading to five different paths. Consequently, you have instantly demoted yourself to take the initiations again. Wise silence opens the door for a higher compassionate understanding of others, and opens instant knowing in your relationships with your separate worlds of action, with each other and with your families.

All things are working together for good behind the scenes in government. You must stand. Do you believe God and declare good, or not? The Elect are mothers and fathers, spiritual parents to everything. All evil must be lifted. You may not picture the carnage on battlefields except as the destruction of evil to release the force piled up on the good but lukewarm Christians for about two billion years' worth of spiritual debt. Everyone must serve a shift doing this at night. You must release the Power before you can do the work. – Edna Lister, January 9, 1968.

You could walk through Hell untouched as long as you call on Jesus the Christ. He is the only teacher who said, "Ask in my name." Pray that a sphere of the white Christ Light around a person is protecting him.

You must live by honor, integrity and loyalty, but by honor above all else. God has given you five great laws by which you can judge every act of life — logic, reason, discernment, discrimination, and discretion, which give you the ability to see spiritually. – Edna Lister, January 10, 1968.

It is all right to love, but you must not invest your life in love, even with family. When you grieve, you use your own soul substance. Yours must be a brisk love that withstands everything to lift and see through the "mists of matter" or "drinking of the cup of Lethe"* without personal involvement with others on earth. Do not back any project or commitment beyond your strength, but by serving in all ways that do not interfere with family or your own reservoir of strength. You must balance your application of logic, reason, discretion, discrimination and discernment. These faculties must uphold your application of physical virtues, as well as the spiritual. – Edna Lister, January 11, 1968.

{*In Greek mythology, Lethe (Λήθη, Lḗthē) was one of the five rivers of Hades, which flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld; all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified. In Classical Greek, the word lethe (λήθη) literally means "oblivion, forgetfulness", or "concealment." It is related to the Greek word for "truth," aletheia (ἀλήθεια), which (through the privative alpha) literally means "un-forgetfulness" or "un-concealment."}

Remain in the Light and mention any physical need in general for prayer, no specifics, just touch on it lightly. When you describe and dramatize it, you are in the physical, not above it. Pay no attention to pain, even if you feel it is killing you. Recognizing it is being in the physical. Remain on the spiritual heights. You cannot descend, or else. Speak to others in brisk tones of love, or remain silent. Nod your head, but never sympathize. Use only strong compassion and stay up in consciousness. – Edna Lister, January 17, 1968.

The Power invested in even a mild idle word can be greater than the prayers of a city, according to whatever vibration the word carries. When you allow the separation of Mind from the Power the word releases, you must lift it, for you can permit no self-created obstacle between you and the Source. Evil, as it possesses a soul, acts in a frantic manner, and is obsessed with its self-delusion. You must lift the evidence of it as the person expresses it in words, and through his actions. God may wipe out your weak moments and the idle words you regret, but only you can lift self-created force back into the Power of the Almighty. Your strength and miracles originate in your obedience to law, so every disobedience weakens you. – Edna Lister, January 28, 1968.

All groups that pray for peace are stripping the blackness from evil to convert it into Light, and all such prayers are used for cleansing all evil. According to your belief and degree, it is done, and the Power you release is increased according to your soul's ascension. Clouds of glorious Light absorb the evil into Light, and Power goes forth to lift the day's evil. It takes much Power to dissolve the evil expressed in only a single day. – Edna Lister, February 15, 1968.

Another pre-Lenten Soul Inventory is complete. As you enter the forty days of Lent, you know what soul taints and weakness you must sacrifice, what you must lay on the altar to be consumed. This year, you have a greater comprehension of what you need to strengthen. You have awakened and developed many new brain cells that you need in order to go higher, to see and hear. You must move up in consciousness and beyond the still, small voice. You need a voice of thunder backed by lightning really to make you hold. To be consciously conscious every moment of every hour is critical.

You have assumed responsibility for your heavy soul debts of the past and those created during this present life expression through indifference, carelessness and in idleness of speech. You have learned well about the curse of idle words, and have earned the greatest portion of your reward through your struggle to conquer an idle tongue. You are now becoming all laws without first consciously thinking about doing the right thing. Your choice of the right words, the right action shall become as automatic as your breathing and heartbeat. – Edna Lister, February 22, 1968.

When your compassion slides down to sympathy, you work out the other fellow's debts under the Gates of Light. When compassion, which is the sixth veil of illusion, drops, it veils your thinking, concentration, meditation, and contemplation, you become vulnerable to emotional illusions and delusions. When compassion degenerates, it falls through the sixth veil to the fifth. It touches sympathy first, and if you do nothing about it, it degenerates into maudlin sentimentality. – Edna Lister, March 10, 1968.

Desire is the first step of Mind in action, a need to unite with God's Power. He will do for you what He can do through you. If you erase old opinions about who or what needs help and why, or about what God will or will not do, you will easily feel His presence when you want help. The second step is heat. Old opinions and prejudices will ice your desire, so lift whatever thinking and desires are limiting you. Divine Mind governs your every desire. It has no alternative except to function at your level of understanding. As you lift your old limited thoughts of God, you immediately experience inspiration, a sense of expectation that something is about to happen. Pray in faith, and expect an answer. Know your needs and your own desires. Be on the job, listening for the still small voice that Elijah heard* — if you desire to know, you will hear it. If you want receive, you must use your abilities and apply your soul faculties to do so. {*"The still small voice: And [the angel of the Lord] said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts." – 1 Kings 19:11-14.}

Unless you release and evict old thinking and desires, you will have no room for the new. Exchange the old for brand-new ideas. God is all there is, the ideas you think, the words you speak, so watch what you say. Do not call any creative idea silly, because all ideas come from God. So see the idea in form, feel it, and act it out. Change your ideas into spiritual perfection, and stop feeding the less than perfect. Put God's Power to greater use from an uplifted understanding, then you can release all beliefs of weakness. When any weakness rears its head in your thoughts, affirm strength in its place. Identify with the image of God, which is the truth about yourself. For example, racial consciousness feeds worn out beliefs, and focuses on the letter of the law rather than the spirit. Mortal beliefs include such ideas as "Death is inevitable," which is not really believing in your Christed being. Another tired notion is "It's God's will," or that you must earn everything by the "sweat of your brow."

The world teaches you to focus your attention on things, persons, and circumstances outside your own being. Change your focus and do something constructive with the Power you free from such outward-focused attention. If an unappealing situation has your attention, change your thinking. Do not blame others or yourself, but recognize and know that this is the result of what you did before you knew better. The past is no divine pattern, so quit thinking about it.

Lift your thinking process to a higher level, where you do not entertain thoughts of weakness and limitation. Seeing challenges before you, know the truth that they result from what you have done. Then thank God for the faith, vision and courage to know and to face them. Harmonize your self with your soul, love Christ, go to the center of the condition, and radiate Light. See only good, not what you have considered as less than good. This is how to release all old concepts and opinions. – Edna Lister, March 13, 1968.

Intellect is of great import. You need it in the mundane world, but when you find yourself thinking too much, especially along horizontal lines, take stock, ascend in consciousness and stand at the Source, free in Light, praising God. This way you can receive new revelations. Not praising enough damages the quality of your joy and locks all the doors to heaven. Moving up is to let go of earth to respond to paradise gravity. Remember who and what you are, and from which center you are doing your thinking.

The world says, "Speak no ill of the dead," which means not to condemn a person after his or her transit, which is usually a revenge attitude, caused by the subconscious usurping the conscious mind's role. It can build a black cloud of misused soul substance to gather over the one who condemns, a cloud that he must then lift to be absorbed in Light. The law is to see the deceased in the Light of God, forgiven by God. You use your own soul substance to form the mold when you condemn another, and can drag him from his ascension path. To lift is like focusing a camera and snapping a picture — you never look again, just declare it perfect and good. – Edna Lister, March 16, 1968.

"I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." – 2 Corinthians 6:2. You can always have more, and receive what you feel is yours though you do not yet have it. Now is the day of salvation, the acceptable time. The right time to change is when the desire strikes you. Let go and let the Power of God reveal it. When the head lets go, the heart takes over, and then you are ready to unify your thinking and desires. Changing what you want to do must begin in your mind. Don't just stand there! You have to move in the direction of the good that you want. Your good may be right in front of you, unrecognized. A single negative thought or impression can close the door. Your good may go into abeyance, but it's still there.

You need the good, and your need is your heart's desire, spoken by the still small voice of God, as distinguished from your wants. Despite your prayers, delay results when you lack gratitude, expectation, or faith, your spiritual understanding. Faith releases the Power and Substance for you, but you must visualize, expect, and feel as though you are a part of it. You have a responsibility in this, something you must do, but you may not tell God how you will do it. Rearrange your thoughts in accord with meeting the need, and speak the Word concerning it. God will release the Substance and Power to you, if you accept the responsibility and direct the Power along the right channels. To meet a need, you must be able to see from the clear plateau of Christ consciousness. Forget the body, and think of yourself as spiritual. You get results because God knows you have need of all these things.

You have five physical senses, which you adjust to what you want them to be. You incapacitate your faculties when you look backward. Many things are ready to be revealed, but you must accept them, and you cannot when your interest is focused outside the mind that was in Christ Jesus. Appreciation, gratitude and expectation are necessary. You will receive full benefits if you use soul vision, not ordinary sight. The good is close in time and space. You will want your desire when it comes, if you really believe. Be honest and realistic in defining your need. Most people procrastinate too much, and depend on others to see what they did. Using another's formula is neither sensible nor honorable. Use your formula, and be kind, loving, and expectant as you do so.

For a greater sense of security, declare, "God is my security." See your thoughts as secure in God. Expect your highest good, which is better than the human mind understands. Declare, "I AM secure." See yourself as secure in your present condition or circumstances. Know that the good is waiting to reveal itself to you, and bless it, though you do not see it yet. You must bless the old before the new can come. It works the same if you want a new position. The new will come at the right time, when the old has given all it has to offer you.

Happiness begins in your mind. Act it out and it will be that way, if it is right for you. Think happy thoughts and speak joyfully about the good. Seek to give from within rather than to gather from without. You are bankrupt without giving. You will use this method throughout eternity, not just while in the physical body. Everything is here, but you must bring it into manifestation. Be thankful for this, for the fulfillment, for the potential. When you need it now, be still, be grateful, and say, "Let it come now, dear God," with feeling and expectation. Do not strain to find the channel of release, but relax, knowing everything is already there.

Declare, "I am made in God's image. God's Power is using me, and I will succeed at whatever I must do." Success comes from your Godlike soul, the Oversoul, so you are already successful, kind, loving, and prosperous. Practice these virtues. Now is the time. Destroy the negative thoughts. – Edna Lister, March 20, 1968.

Hold fast to your own vows, and stand where you are, being used to God's honor and glory. There is no looking back, only one step forward at anytime. Hold while facing the Light, and do not turn to see how far you have slipped. Take that one step toward the Light, step forward as the Light. – Edna Lister, March 24, 1968.

You can open your soul records only by using the faculties of awareness and recognition. You must be aware of slipping, of idle words, of the meaning of words, to say the right thing. I must recognize that this belongs to me, my soul. You recognize the other fellow's slipping, yet fail to recognize your own. – Edna Lister, April 2, 1968.

Intellectual intelligence is an outgrowth of instinctive intelligence, of the creature nature. Truth challenges your intellectual beliefs, begins to break up your opinions and prejudices, and you leave the tightness of mind. – Edna Lister, April 15, 1968.

Consider the eons of time we have been separated from our Source. We, the Elect, are now reaching that Source, which is Light, and being enfolded in the Father's eternal love as if entering a soft cloud. The world falls away and you enter the Source, where your life moves and has its being. Do you comprehend this? Nothing disturbs the cushioning power of God's love. Ascension Power has been released for the whole world, so leave that dark chasm and enter the Light. I am sure God never thought ahead of the near countless black combinations of evil some fallen souls could concoct.

One by one, the Elects' confidence has expanded because God has solved every problem that evil has presented as fast as He could without choking His sons and daughters by pulling the lines too tight. It is good. God has not given everyone full vision because their words and acts would be too horrible to bear. In His mercy, He has veiled our vision until we can bear to look at ourselves and what our idle words have done. Today we are on top. The speed with which the Brotherhood of Man arrives is up to us. The prayers of some are diluted because of their doubts of God make them weak. Those who lend themselves for the Father to use, to lift evil into the Light, are the strong ones. Your serenity and knowing this counts as much your trust and confidence. – Edna Lister, May 12, 1968.

Most people do not want to lead a group, but want to be left alone. To return first in heaven, you must be strong enough to be first. We are in one place, at one time, in one mind. The only Mind is that "mind that was in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2:5), which flows in the River of Life, the ever-flowing stream of Light as Mind. We are breathing air today that was breathed and exhaled in China and South Africa yesterday. When we say that we are of "one mind," we are ready to receive of the One Mind, but each grasps something different. If you hold closed-minded opinions, you are trapped. To be rabid about the "Christ within" is to be trapped within yourself. – Edna Lister, May 14, 1968.

Meditation is a mental exercise. You meditate intellectually and may touch Spirit, but must ascend in consciousness into the Light and ponder the glories of God. Defend your idea of a loving God. Do not let the world's ideas taint you or you will join the ranks of the good people who wonder whether God is. In the beginning, I feared the trap of earth. I have seen opinion and prejudice, and the idea of Christ within, trap people. Then they do not grow. – Edna Lister, May 16, 1968.

Greater awareness is sensitivity plus, and your need for sensitivity and its expression in awareness assures that nothing can get by you unused. Unawareness allows opportunities to pass by unconsciously, even to the point of not seeing them after they have passed. The sum of small opportunities for capturing new ideas, new expressions really count the greatest at the end of the year. You enlarge the opening into supernal wisdom every time you apply alertness on the outer. Your ability to make a just appraisal grows, not your judgment. Only the Councils can make proper or truly righteous judgments. Crystallization is a matter of deadliest meaning. Never let experiences pass by without understanding why they have come — learn the lessons they present beneath and behind the obvious. – Edna Lister, May 17, 1968.

The high vibration of ascension is lifting the world. You touch that vibration with every breath you take. It is a lifting, increasing vibration of every cell, gland, and nerve within golden bowl, and thousands of brain cells you have been awakening are ready to explode into new area of larger recording. For those who look to God and His Begotten Son, the opening of the mental body 1,000-petaled crown lotus will provide access to divine Mind. Each lotus petal is an antenna tuning into a thousand different phases of the One Mind to access any portion of wisdom. This is yours, for you have earned it.

How high does your faith ascend? The life of God will possess you. The deeper your sleep has been, the more the life hurts when it moves through. Thank the Father that you are coming alive. You cannot escape this vibration. It enfolds you. The whole world depends on those who see now, and hold. You must take advantage of this. Declare a greater love, a greater faith in God. – Edna Lister, May 19, 1968.

Two years ago, a group of ascending creator gods, who are incarnated on earth now, were awakened to their missions in this life. Contemplate the meaning of their awakening. While we do not meditate, we do ponder and work. If you slip, you must climb back, so do not succumb to temptation. – Edna Lister, May 20, 1968.

Brain cells are your receiving set for divine Mind, but they do not function as such until you awaken them. The purpose of soul work is to awaken neurons in the midbrain. The only way to unseal them is under the soul faculties of awareness and recognition. Being aware of slipping, of lowering your own vibration is the main thing. It regulates the difference between a low and a high body vibration. Be aware of dragging your feet. When you allow your aura to deflate, you lower the vibration of neurons and cells. You lose your awareness of God, of slipping, of idle words, of the meaning of words, of the difference between "I'll try" and "I do," the difference between "Maybe" and "I am ready."

Under recognition, you take time to decide whether this belongs to you or not. You must instantly recognize that this means you and these faculties belong to you. Failure in applying all your faculties, including logic, reason, discernment, discrimination and discretion, makes you laggard in ascension and binds you to the wheel of fate. Healing is raising the physical cells from ice to the vapor stage. The veils of illusion part under the excitement of seeing someone get up from a wheel chair and walk. Permanent healing depends on your state of consciousness. – Edna Lister, May 21, 1968.

Nonresistance is the active, dynamic Power principle. It is often wise to keep still when people around you talk. Silence makes you an ambassador of Light with no conflict. If you use the Power, it can wreck any vibration near you, even if your motive is good. If you ascend in consciousness, you pick up the pearls of wisdom that you had left behind in your many incarnations. Among these pearls is the wisdom of the spoken Word and the laws behind each word you utter. You can say, "Let there be Light," a great statement, but if you have slipped on being surrendered in consciousness, whether you know it or not, say, "I am doing this. I was able to heal him last night," instead of, "Not I, but the Father does the work." – Edna Lister, May 23, 1968.

If you hold your lines of light and responsibility high above the world wash of earth's contradictions, nothing is lost in Spirit. The years the locusts have eaten shall be restored. A metaphysical statement such as, "Delay is good," is right, if you keep declaring, "I know I have it now. Let it be so. Let it be Light. Let each involved be held," especially if you know the cause of the delay. – Edna Lister, May 24, 1968.

The longer you use the principle of nonresistance, the stronger it gets. We, the Elect, are our brother's keepers. As long as any nation is impoverished or enslaved, we are responsible because we are the New Jerusalem. Love, Wisdom and the Logos form the emanations, and one or the other is predominating at different times. Wisdom is like the sap flowing down to the roots of the trees in winter. Love is the sap rising to cause the budding of trees in spring. An increase of sunlight-energy causes growth in summer. Nonresistance is the Love-power principle, the director and controller. You must flip the enthusiasm switch to throw the master switch.

The principle of nonresistance controls the distribution of Power. The Father fills your Oversoul star just as fast as you can empty it. If you call on enough Power, you can fill seven stars. If you ask for Power for someone, his Guards fill his star and can pour it out on him. Speak the Word, turn the switch, and Father does the work.

Your perfection of desire takes you before high altars, but what you have not conquered takes you back to earth to work out.

Money is not evil except as speech and thoughts make it so. We cannot change original substance. It is God's substance. Life sparks are not changed because a dollar bill has been through a dishonest experience. Ask yourself if you really need to resort to opinion and prejudice about money earned dishonestly. The evil is in the one who recreates it. You handle this type of money every day. Money circulates among the good and non-good. You like new bills because they give you no added responsibility for where they have been in past but to lift evil. Declare the Light on the old bills and everyone who touched them. To bless your pocketbook for greater income, praise God! You handle money more than anything. This is the law of increase for good and exchange for darkness and evil and to absorb evil. – Edna Lister, May 26, 1968.

Poor God. Too bad He does not have many multiple-minded people. Too often the Master knocks at the door and you hear not. You are too full of water boiling around your stewing emotions. You are not fully trained on three levels though by now you should be, so the Oversoul gives you a new opportunity to ascend. Be aware. Your own self and affairs often must come first. Ponder this. Raise your hands and declare, "Let the Power go forth to conquer and bring to pass all good. Let fire go forth to consume laggard ideas, lukewarmness, fears, doubts and dreads. Let the windows and doors of heaven open so the vibration of success can consume all delays." This will lift and change everything in your life. – Edna Lister, June 3, 1968.

Do not allow anyone who gets hotly angry to force you into a decision or response without proper prayer and solicitation of advice from the Father. If possible, defer any real action until you have a green light. – Edna Lister, June 7, 1968.

What is the temperature of your love of God? You can feel no depression when an auric sphere of Light surrounds you. God does not run on the less and less plan, but on the more and more plan. Ascension is greater than descension. – Edna Lister, June 9, 1968.

No darkness can remain hidden permanently. It must be penetrated, permeated by the Light in preparation for the descent of the great Light and ascension of earth. There is but one glory: God. The Light is the Light, and the Light uncovers darkness. It absorbs the darkness. Keep Light moving through all hidden things. You are emissaries of Light in whom can be no darkness. You are ambassadors of Light, strong in the Word of God and its expression. You are signed and sealed from above, and shall move into the world and Light, as glory, as perfection, for Light tolerates no darkness. It must be uncovered, lifted, and absorbed.

Make your plans. Say, "Let these prayer molds be filled." You will know when enough Power has been released for the miracle to come to pass when you have stood, held, spoken the Word often enough. You will know when you hold the miracle in your hands. God does not delay miracles. When the miracle is long in coming, the great reason for the delay is lukewarmness. You put the kettle on to boil, then let it merely simmer, having turned down the burner, forgetting it until the water evaporates, and the kettle burns dry. You forget to refill with divine substance.

The Father never turns off the Power and Light, but you do. When your visions and declarations of "Let there be Light" are as regular as the tides with great expectancy, fervor and devotion, you will have your miracle. Yet, if you create a detour, a deadline for the miracle, you must pray ten thousandfold greater because your deadline was a challenge, bound to cause delay. Do you know that your strength is equal to all time and eternity, or do you expect it to run out at month-end? Do you love God more today? This is always my question.

When you go to a food market with high prices, do you part with money reluctantly? Often you wait ten minutes in line and become impatient. Pay your bill mentally, lavishly putting down more than the amount due. Mentally broadcast your wealth to the cashier, and your invisible purse from the River of Life will remain filled and running over. Your invisible bills will increase the economy of nations. Use this as a prosperity treatment. Make every moment of your life pay dividends. If you resent the excessive bills and the waiting, you lose money seventy times seven. The River of Life then flows by and you deflate. Become part of the River of Life. Become inflated with life. Make your expenditures and time pay dividends of abundance. Heaven is raining manna on you. – Edna Lister, June 13, 1968.

The minute you think of God, you move from time to eternity. We live in the space between time and eternity. When God descends, He moves from eternity to time. Time is bondage in space, but eternity is freedom. The power and substance of eternity fill you and you transcend time-space.

When another criticizes you, stand before her neutrally to observe and learn how to please that type and all like her. There is no easy way to give up self. – Edna Lister, June 17, 1968.

Each day's experience is part of your training. To glance at darkness only, and put Light on it, with no more peeking, snooping, or looking into it is essential. By your own words, you are off the path when you say, "New things of darkness are arising every day in the world, and it can't be denied." Is that any statement to make? When will you be dependable? No one knows if you do not.

How much evil occurs that will tear down a government? Make up your mind about the appearance of evil. Look in the face of the evil ones who are a challenge to truth and say, "Thou art Light and as nothing." When will you really give up darkness as real or as having any lasting value? The Word is, "Let there be Light."

Ponder this: My service for the Father is to see that no Power abides in the spoken words of evil when I say, "I see thee not. Let there be Light." If so, then how dare you look upon a lack, a limitation or a denial of God's Power? This is serious, a monumental point. The more unconsciously you speak idle words, the more monumental the debt becomes.

Do not turn to the truth of appearances by accepting the evil you see. Say to evil, "Your effects are lifted. Let there be Light." Glance at evil, but call it Light. Do not discuss darkness, because discussion too quickly turns into curses. Light absorbs and wipes out the truth of appearances, so why waste time discussing darkness? Declare, "The truth of God is transforming you (or it)." Fill those who speak on TV with Light, as they speak. Work to lift them to become sons of God. Are you ready to declare that the Father is taking charge? What are the length, height, depth and breadth of God's sustaining Power? Not hours, weeks or months, but forever.

"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." – Proverbs 15:1. The soft answer that turns away wrath, also lifts the other fellow's soul debts. – Edna Lister, June 20, 1968.

Once you have left your place to descend to earth, the law requires that you earn it back.

Lies and hatred always react like a boomerang.

Praise from others will anchor you if you feel flattered by it. This is how people get stuck.

An admonition — you have been inclined to allow situations you have brought to the group's notice for lifting to become subjects for discussion. Present the need and make it snappy. Put it in the flame to be consumed. – Edna Lister, June 24, 1968.

God has given the rational soul the power of conscious direction and control. God has given spiritual substance only the power of becoming, to become. Your declaration for a miracle changes the condition of substance and you have a new heart, liver, etc. As you declare, "Let there be Light," the Light goes forth. As Light absorbs old substance, new substance is sent to replace it. When your vibration falls too low, even the Spirit of God cannot pick it up, and you wind up needing a doctor.

Prayers start the activity, and doctors furnish the outside help. All pills, medications, etc., come originally from Light, from the One Source of God. Science and religion disagree on the length of time it takes for Light to become substance. Declare any pill to be pure Light and it becomes so instantly. God steps in with His possibles and we call it a miracle. Do not tempt the Lord thy God with seeming impossibles. You, for example, earn a living instead of expecting the money to fall into your lap.

You create conscientious objectors when you force people or children to do what they do not want to do. The very low vibration of another is like soft ice, but it warms and the temperature rises as you speak the Word. You just dangle and suffer when you simmer. Speak the Word for yourself and others. When you are low, you give in to physical tiredness — the phone rings or someone cries for help — take a deep breath and inflate the atoms. Light instantly raises your vibration, and you are ready to answer the cry for help. – Edna Lister, June 25, 1968.

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so you also must lift up the serpent, the creative fire. Crucify the physical appetites if you must, but always lift the self of appetitive soul to benefit the rational soul. To cure old habit patterns, keep your expectancy state high, and keep an eye on the goal. Wait upon the Lord until He is ready to move you to a new position that will use every talent you have.

You do not leave anything behind, it just fades and something more takes its place. Once you have opened the way of soul flight, only lukewarmness, indifference and self can close it. Soul-flight is not moving away from life, but into life eternal and immortal. Once you gain this, you are judged according to your ability to be steadfast and hold onto the patterns of Light. – Edna Lister, June 28, 1968.

Let the flame of fire from above, which consumes all else unlike itself, possess you. Declare, "I am now possessed by the flame of immortal life and all that I do is touched by its glory. I am dwelling in the River of Life." – Edna Lister, June 30, 1968.

To have faith is one thing. To conquer the self is the greater act. Let the conquering go on with all Elect until Light completely consumes darkness and Light prevails. It turns the dark words into Light. The hate, as it is spoken, goes forth, expanding in Light to conquer evil. Evil is eating in upon itself until it will be completely self-consumed. As the Light encroaches and pushes in, evil becomes one mass of terror and seeks to hide within itself, for there is no place to hide in the outer. It is consumed now — all is encased in Light. – Edna Lister, July 7, 1968.

Your lesson is one you have always run from, hidden from, and evaded. You have always seen the vision but forgotten that you must fill the space between. When the desire to serve crosses a certain line, it becomes force that pushes away and repudiates rather than drawing what the embodied soul needs for success. You shall, by holding and walking each day, step by step, without pushing, anxiety or demands, strive toward the goal.

The world calls it plodding. We call it waiting to do the work the perfect way. When your desire reaches and declares, "This hour now is the time," and, "Let the Power do the outer work" as you walk that hour, putting everything you have into it, not losing one speck of fervor driving you, then the doors will open and you will reach the full goal in mind.

Only as you walk each hour as though it were your last on earth, can you make it a glory of praise and gratitude that your feet are at last on the path of your mission to fulfillment. There is no way to jump from one peak to the next. Climb until you completely absorb self, until you conquer the cross of Crucifixion.

Martin Luther King reached this point and gave himself to God completely. Doing so, he has won. You shall succeed, but not by self-exaltation. You shall do the work without self-praise or self-blame, and the reward shall come. Keep your mind off the rewards and on the Light, doing the work. Nothing can keep you from it, except impatience. – Edna Lister, July 14, 1968.

Lifting the last of the spiritual debts of the whole world is not an easy matter. It is one of vigilance, prayer and continuous knowing and praising while ignoring the evil that we must declare is absorbed in Light. The rewards will be commensurate with the suffering, holding, and standing. Faithfulness counts greatly in the kingdom. – Edna Lister, July 21, 1968.

Evidence of dawdling and playing with the Light shows in your tones of voice and in the words you speak — the proof of this evidence shows when you excuse and explain yourself. The positive reaction is to accept everything that comes to you, declaring, "This is mine to lift." Blame and resentment are the only reasons for excusing the self. Pride is the reason for not following law completely. Excuses, explanations and justification of self are ways you repudiate responsibility. The Gates of Light are heavy when you approach them with even a pin point's worth of a taint of earth. Only the counterweight of self can close a Gate. This is law cannot be set aside. – Edna Lister, August 1, 1968.

If the Father opens your vision, then danger lies in the fact that you may return with part of a vision and think you have it all. You want it to happen right now, out here. No matter what, you must start at the bottom by climbing the stairs, enduring, standing, holding, applying what you know of the practical to what God gives you, never losing sight of the vision, but enduring while you wait upon the Lord. – Edna Lister, August 9, 1968.

The Elect are descended creators who often display a brooding universal quality and feel the need to be first in anything they start. They have to be best of whatever they are. Mentally and emotionally, they may recognize this. They know their own worth, yet do not always live up to it. Some have had everything they want in this lifetime. Yet if you enjoy what you have for your self, and want to be known as generous, altruistic, etc., this is a hard taint to lift. It is the source of a peculiar delusional self-pity that shows as the inability to be told a better way to do a thing or to have anyone else know more than you do about your favored topic. This peculiar block is one of the hardest to overcome.

Under the surface, the attitude is, "You don't know how good I am." Like a wave, it moves out from you, pushing your good away, resulting in "I don't want that. It's not my own. You don't appreciate me. Stay away from me." Your vision is of the highest. You are divinely gifted with all the things you think you are, yet the difficulty is to take in all you hear and see and not be a know-it-all. You must balance and live this. When you misuse law for centuries, the body becomes crystallized. Read 1 Corinthians 12* for 90 days to be remade in Spirit, mind, and body. – Edna Lister, September 8, 1968.

{*Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: but all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: and those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. – 1 Corinthians 12}

Your thinking goes forth on your tone of voice. Your imagination sends thought forth as color. Thinking forms the tone, but desire numbers your thoughts and creates the mold of what you want them to be. You will be searched and tried until your words follow the vision of your soul, with the old force that knocks others down made into Light. Cleanse your words of retaliation and revenge. Stop allowing self to judge the other fellow unrighteously. Do this until only your soul speaks the Word. You will be tried until you have cleansed everything. Cleanse your mind of any ideas of being cheated or of being rewarded. – Edna Lister, September 15, 1968.

Love is the greatest power in the world. All good things come as a response to love. Great thinkers have called prayer the mightiest force in the world, yet prayer is an active response prompted by love. Your love and concern for mankind instigate prayer. Your prayers of supplication for others come from your love for them, great or small. Yet your prayers of praise and adoration, which open many doors, come from your love for God. Love is the amalgamating, cementing agent in your life. A person who feels the lack of others' love lashes out at the world. His attitude, largely negative, clouds his outlook. Single these people out, the unloving, and pour into them a love so sincere, so godly that they just cannot help themselves — they must respond. It is so easy to love the loving, the person who is pouring out love. Yet we have been doing the easy part for so long. It is now time and past time to do the more difficult, to love where another truly needs it.

The world today cannot wait any longer for the Elect to stand up and be counted. It is high time we were about our Father's business, and doing wholeheartedly what the Master came 2,000 years ago to teach us to do. What greater example could we have than the Master? He was indeed the epitome, the ensample of love itself! Let us now begin that more difficult task. God does not ask you to give of your personal love, but of His love. Focus your love on the unloving, affirming in your heart that as you fill him with God's love, he must respond, perhaps not today, tomorrow or next week. Nevertheless, he will respond. You cannot see the inner workings, the inner struggle, but rest assured, each pouring out of God's love does excite a response, imperceptible though it may be.

You must feel that you have no niche in the world, no real purpose for being so worldly when there is so much work to do. Loving is something we all came to do, and if we were doing our work well, the world would be a far lovelier place in which to live. Take stock and see where you have let down, where you have sloughed off your responsibility. Surely you do not want to feel more challenged than you are today! The world is in dire need of people who will stand, hold, and declare the glory of God. Let us start now by loving the unlovely, seeing only the good, only the positive through this love. We know that the negative never brings a positive. A negative thought can never cause a positive response. A thought or act that is not of love cannot possibly result in something lovely.

Accept the challenge today, and give of your energies to love the unloving, to shower a particular person with only dynamic, loving thoughts, and in an overt act make him feel that you truly care. You will see results, a change in him. This will be perceptible in some sooner than in others, but you will make another discovery, an even greater change in yourself! When you are truly forgetting self in your Godlike pouring out of love to another, the resultant change in you has to take place. The more truly you pour out that love, the greater and more rapid the change. Do not approach this resisting, miserably. God has waited too long for that. Time's a' wastin, and you have far too little of it left to squander any more. So up, up and away to being about your work for Him. – Edna Lister, October 15, 1968.

As you ascend to greater responsibility as a creator through soul conquering, the Father periodically bestows additional soul substance, according to the consciousness of the soul. Some get a handful because they could not be trusted with more. You may not use this gift as idle words or selfishly. Every gossip who recreates an episode of illness, faults, or political flaws, must redeem the soul substance he misused this way. God must carefully apportion soul substance or He could burden a soul beyond his strength to bear. Often, to judge righteous judgment, the Council withdraws all Power from the soul, leaving him dull, slow, not knowing which way to go for a time. This is how they test for misuse of Power.

No excuse for any indebtedness of indifference, lukewarmness, or loss of vibration is acceptable, only a falling back, a loss of soul robes and face, and a period of repentance as a payment. Alertness, awareness and abundant obedience is necessary. To obey strictly is a precautionary measure because you can conquer only under awareness 24 hours a day. The time is so close for the complete destruction of evil that just a little laxness lowers the vibration and closes off the full Power. The Elect, on whom God can depend day and night, are so few. God is depending on us. – Edna Lister, October 18, 1968.

You shall grow in grace, which is the great entrance to wisdom, and enter the gate used by the highest of oracles. No revelation is possible unless you first open the gate of grace through praise, gratitude, thanksgiving, and forgiveness. You are responsible, from the Source to the outer. Your spoken Word creates good or bad under the universal Magna Carta that governs the universes. You must assume full responsibility. Idle words touch and can possibly harm a loved one. So, set a guard at your lips. You are responsible for lifting and guiding the masses by example, and for lifting evil. Acceptance of responsibility expands the substance in your great Oversoul star storehouse, and you need Power, Substance and Light for your next works.

You shall have full comprehension when you have released enough Power to declare and lift each day higher. You have and can misuse the Light of your star through idle words, and not knowing the difference between blessings and curses. By praise and lifting, you can vitalize any lack, and ascend it for purification to add it to your star to draw on it in the morning. Endure until you have no enemies. From the sun center that encases you, send a poniard of Light to penetrate and dissipate the darkness. Light is the conqueror now and evermore. – Edna Lister, October 24, 1968.

Uphold your lines of responsibility. Then you can keep your heavenly vows of responsibility. Challenges come in the insignificant events of each day. Instantly you can step into your sun center of Light and go forth conquering. Your 'lets' must release more Power than ever. Power is doubled through you tenfold so your ability to release it is tenfold. When you have the vision but make half-hearted vows, the Power moving forth is half-hearted. But when you have burning desire, the Power moving through you can be increased a hundred thousandfold. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do." – John 14:12.

Earth has a greater population than ever before. Some descended creators now on earth have great computer-like minds because they have opened their brain cells. Even after all the great ones, Jesus, Abraham, Moses — the works we do are greater. More people are watching and challenging us. Our challengers and the minds we face are greater. You must do greater works than before because the need is greater. You are tying earth back to heaven. So these are greater works than those of Jesus' time. – Edna Lister, October 28, 1968.

Remember the laws: 1) What is that to thee? Follow thou me. 2) Agree with thine adversary quickly. 3) Abstain from all appearance of evil. These laws must become an unalterable fixture in your life. If any taint of self-exaltation remains, it will burst out despite your self-control. This is a matter of complete conquering or else. It is childish to think that you can voice good judgment when you cannot see the Light or follow the matter under discussion and consideration. You would have to be able to if you were at a council table. You must be able to see the Light and interpret what it means. If you cannot control one little matter on earth, how can you dare dictate how another is to live? From this vast rigid law comes the feeling of being unworthy, untrustworthy and the fear of losing a place once gained. – Edna Lister, October 31, 1968.

Self-pity and desire for appreciation are two great stumbling blocks in this work of soul ascension. Many soul become conscious of making sacrifices, and flop. Some make the hard climb repeatedly, and others do not. All must have honor and integrity. You came to give, and the giving leaves an opening for the receiving. The Father rolls all your giving into a great package and sends it forth into a fulfilled project. If God is for you, who can be against you? It's all a matter of never thinking about the self, the lifting, or about wiping out all darkness. You falter and slip only when you grow weary of waiting for love and appreciation under law.

You were begotten to represent the giving Power of God. When in doubt, choose something you can appreciate without regard to self. Even if another has thrown your past efforts in the scrap basket, what has that to do with you and your present expression? Can the world's evil darts sour your choice of how to act? When a soul expresses against God, how does your thought of, "How I love you," affect him? Give the stranger a smile. That small effort can bring the power of high choice to the one you love most. God sent you here to give, to live by the principle of giving. When you have drained yourself of giving, remember that another bit of giving can tear away the veils. The work is done if you love enough. "What is that to thee? Follow thou me" refers to action on the other end. The most brutal repudiation of your love is a sign that the wedge of Light is in. – Edna Lister, November 4, 1968.

The secret of success is to put 100 percent of yourself into a project. – Edna Lister, November 5, 1968.

To leave life feeling cheated is one regret the Father cannot erase. Then the soul must incarnate again.

A hole in your armor of Light can lead to disaster. The only cure is to pay full attention to details, which means to let nothing get by without lifting. If there is no sin, there is no reprimand. Accept responsibility for attending to every detail.

If you do not go to sleep with a burning desire to see your Begotten Father, you do not love God enough. Ask yourself, "Am I living by and as the love of God?"

Ask yourself, Am I living by honor, loyalty, and integrity, the high points of God consciousness? You cannot stand in the full honor of God on a base of excuses. Logic, reason, discernment, discrimination, and discretion are how you apply God consciousness. Logic is the abstract Mind of God, which is the expression of the universal Magna Carta. Your imagination, thinking, and desires help to bring the Magna Carta of law into full visibility, if you so choose. Reason brings the idea from abstract Mind down to the realm where imagination operates, and makes the abstract relative to the absolute. How will this affect me? How can I apply a new idea? Discrimination tells you when the time is right and where to take it. Thinking, right use of imagination, and desire create discretion — that's why we say, "Consider the source," and "Keep it to yourself." Discretion tells you what to say under a given circumstance.

A just appraisal means "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." – Matthew 7:6. Do not burden another with more than he can carry. Without a just appraisal, you may become a tempter and delay your miracle. Discernment means to see around corners, the ability to know where today's action will end next month. As you plan your day, use imagination, thinking and desire with honor, loyalty and integrity before God. Live by law. I am responsible for every word I utter, and for what I teach. You may not blame a teacher for teaching. My responsibility is to remind you to be conscious above and here below. You have not yet accomplished this, so I pounce when you get out of line. I can't speak until you voice your misuse of law. I pay the debts for any resulting misuse of Power. You may assist in this by declaring that any past unpleasantness never happened.

Constant attention to details means God is at base of your tongue. You may not interfere with what others do or say, but must declare it good. Review your memories. How often have you ascended to the high place? Do not waste your hours, but redeem time. Hold yourself in high consciousness even while watching TV. Live on three levels at once, subconscious, rational conscious, and Oversoul super-consciousness. The Oversoul is always kneeling at the altar or working above, and you can be outwardly conscious of it. Fill your prayer molds before sleep. Breathe deeply. Know all night that your rational mind is set like a clock to bring back all you do before the thrones above during the night. No Power can stand between you and your desire to see and hear. The price is attention and focusing desire on this goal. When you pray about some experience that hurt or blocked you, and say, "Let there be Light," it passes from house to house all over the world. – Edna Lister, November 7, 1968.

When you call on the Master, you are the receiving set tuned to his great broadcasting station. You have the image of him in your mind, like a statue, and he broadcasts the substance that fills your molds. When you say, "It never happened," the Father can wipe it out, and all things come together for good. – Edna Lister, November 11, 1968.

Never let your thinking become too loud. Remain on the altar above and let Light fill your body to do the work. You cannot do soul work under thoughts of self. A soul can lose a lifetime through arrogance. Then he must accept a load of sticky tar to be lifted. What you create in a lifetime, you must lift in another lifetime.

One of the greatest false ideas is to think, "I am working for myself," which really means, "I want something for me." You may never work for yourself alone, or you add to this lifetime's soul debts. When you no longer congratulate yourself on having climbed so high, you can thaw your frozen life sparks and blood platelets. You work as a personality, but from the highest altar, knowing that Light-as-Power breaks down crystallization as it moves through your body. When yearning, brooding love and compassion must flow over the poison of self-exaltation, it taints them as they leave.

Be dependable and always in the Light, saying instantly, "This is good. It is perfect. Let there be Light." You only need to know that Light does the work and to stand letting it do the work. This cleansing must go on every hour. Repentance takes you up to live in the Light; otherwise, it is not repentance but just thinking about repentance. This is your crossroads of decision. Ask your self, "Shall I continue on to the goal, or shall I work it out in another lifetime?"

Keep your face informed every hour of your soul's delight. – Edna Lister, November 14, 1968.

You pay a debt when you relate a just appraisal before another. You cannot tell God where someone else is on the path. To lift this from the heavenly universal records, you must acknowledge it here on earth. You know that this fellow is silly, but when you voice it, it is credited as an acknowledgment of what you must lift. No excuse — you have the debt to pay and you do so by going up yourself, lifting, and keeping the Light on the other fellow. – Edna Lister, November 15, 1968.

A powerful choice in strength is to say, "It never happened," to an event in the past. Only the future is real now. – Edna Lister, November 18, 1968.

Not thinking about what you must lift is best. Review the past as each of your contacts presents a debt, and lift the situation as it was when it happened, until the dross is burned away and the soul substance can be put in a sphere of fire for purification. So much past floating evil remains to be lifted from earth. It takes but a few seconds to declare Light to do the lifting, so add this to your daily work. You will find yourself with less inclination to succumb to the detrimental. The time has come to clean up all the past. As long as family or friends can trigger a memory impression of the past, you can be dragged down. Lift the good things in praise and joy.

Declare that God is doing perfect work, no matter how hard the testing. Your taints cannot exist when you consciously stand in the Light. Light absorbs them. So do not say, "I must get rid of the taints and darkness," for that is the self talking. Ascend into your sun center of Light and the Light will do the work. Identify with God. Stand in the Light. If you let go of your lines of Light and responsibility, the people you are lifting sag. You open perfect contact with the computer Mind of God when you stand in Light and lift your arms in prayer. You will know no fear when you are in the Light. When Light touches you, nothing lesser can stand its approach. It absorbs everything unlike itself — pure love, all comprehension above and compassion below. – Edna Lister, November 21, 1968.

Step onto the hub of the wheel of fate and live in the now. When you first touch the Source, you are very small, but expand through prayer. When I go to a new place on the inner, I kneel. You create here what you see first on the inner. Your expectancy can create the inner mold that gives illumination. There is no end to space. – Edna Lister, December 5, 1968.

To touch the very high point of contemplative oneness is a dangerous point in any ascending creator god's initiatory work. The Father has lost more sons and daughters to darkness when they reach this initiation than in any other way. Unless the preparatory work has been sufficient and the desire has been burning enough to return home, they have succumbed to taints of self, which have turned into a disastrous self-exaltation that eventually leads to self-destruction.

You must make instant decisions while still in the flesh, under the temptations of the flesh. You must comprehend enough to be firm and final in decisions, expressing compassion, yet no softness to allow further misuse of Mind, Substance, and Power. You may not use self as a sounding board or as a pattern. Do not jump to conclusions. You can see how great the responsibility is to be deliberate, yet not slow in pondering, in making a hypothesis for a perfect decision. You need practice, so make every possible effort to spend enough time making the small, decisions in work and in life. The final stage of preparation opens with the one great law of nonresistance, which is the utmost power and the most dominant principle under the Supreme. – Edna Lister, December 6, 1968.

Your 44 mental faculties must be functioning and awake to envision infinity, to be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect. You can do this. I have done it. Be accountable to Father for any idle words spoken around you. Acknowledge to yourself that they are idle words to be cleansed. You first become conscious of idle words when you see and hear when someone else does it. Only after that can you see yourself doing it. "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." – John 14:12. Be conscious of all idle words, yours and others' and ascend them. Strangers can pay you the great dividends on the street or in a store. – Edna Lister, December 9, 1968.

We are now in the Garden of Eden, facing the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and deciding what path we shall follow. When trials come from the outside, reach out to lift them high, especially ugliness in the hearts or lives of other embodied souls. Never let go of the lines, no matter what. There is no failure. The blacker they are, the sweeter you must be. Put them up on a cloud of Light, not in your aura or home. Hold and stand. It does not matter if they shake you, for you can redeem force in the sharp ringing of a bell or in someone's tone. Do not become entangled emotionally. – Edna Lister, December 16, 1968.

Do you desire higher gains? If so, then plan accordingly. Plan to see all your unfinished virtues through to completion. Express only that which is just, perfect, and beautiful. Give to the world only that which can magnify the Father's life, Light and Power. So shall your days be blessings to God and the children of men. Only thus can you open new Gates and in doing so little, you can open them wide.

You have gained great strength. Much depends on personal decision now. Accept a higher place for yourself, then move toward that goal with all that is in you to move and use. Do so and ever greater capacity shall be given to you. Be faithful in all things and the Father will surely be faithful in all your true needs. He has trusted you with the use of all Power, all life, all substance.

Are you accepting? Are you believing? How are you using these gifts bestowed so freely on you as reward for effort, for sacrifice, for grief and sorrow laid on the altar? It is your business half of the arrangement and contract with God as full partner with Him to use correctly in praise and joy that which He freely gives and bestows. – Edna Lister, December 26, 1968.

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Conquering Self 1969

You can live in only one place at a time. You cannot divide your soul substance between three and four places, only your consciousness. Return to your electronic sun center of Light and live in one place at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time. Live now. Stand still in poise and power. Your sun center of Light touches just below the solar plexus, and takes in the arms. It is truly a protective sheath.

Milton wrote, "They also serve who only stand and wait." Do not wait by pulling at the bit, but build up a picture of where you will be. You shall understand the law as it is spread out before you. You shall ascend one step at a time in a spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical ascension.

The sign of spiritual royalty is acceptance in which is no repudiation. Because you desire perfection, you have rejected much. It is odd, but the very desire to have perfection can lead, unconsciously, into repudiation of Light. This is the habit of all habits to eliminate. Once you eliminate this, all other habits, all obedience to law will fall into place. When you comprehend this, to stand in the Light, as the Light, always steadfast, unwavering, poised and powerful, then the Power moves through you in its completeness.

You cannot afford to allow yourself any self-indulgence. You have no excuse to repudiate or slap down another's idea. Stand in this place of Light and poise and Power and wait on God. The greatness of your standing and acceptance dictates the time leading to a miracle. According to the height and depth of your surrender in acceptance — it takes just that long for the miracle to happen. By standing still in the Light, you can touch the Source of All. When you reach that, you will see the miracle before your eyes. – Edna Lister, January 17, 1969.

As science has said is possible, substance must have been set in vibration faster than the speed of light, which is a relative manifestation of the Source. This supernal Light, which is faster than detectable light, moves through us and is used by all creatures and everyone on earth, according to his degree and kind. This substance exactly creates the heart's desire for each soul, taking on in outer form exactly what the thought or words indicate. Yet, only after you create with it, using your thoughts and words, can it be remade and lifted into Light.

Enough Elect have sufficient moments of perfect expression in the day, and the Father multiplies them to lift. It still depends on the few who are immutable and unchangeable to fulfill and do the work. It is choice and no self can do it, only actual practice of what you have vowed. Self may cut the lines of Light and blacken what you have done, but this cannot change law. The powers above are lifting, yet it works out in delays on the outer. Together we can lift and the Councils give us opportunities to make up whatever we have allowed to spoil our molds. – Edna Lister, February 2, 1969.

Stand steadfastly on truth. Ignore what others do, and hold them so they may pay all their spiritual debts. Do not think or talk about it. Go to the Source, taking nothing of earth, no past. Repudiation, the devil incarnate, must be lifted from earth. Entertain no inner conflict, but lift so that no force can accumulate. No matter what comes to you, look on the adversary and accept his attitude of "You are always wrong," from the lifting point of view. Yours is not the way, but God's is. You can take life's bumps and bruises easily if you give it all to God constantly. This way, you do not get hurt, and add no debt of force to pay. – Edna Lister, February 9, 1969.

Pay attention to the seconds and the details of each moment, and God shall fulfill the rest. Be aware every moment. Be awake every moment. Stand and conquer every moment, not by hours, days and weeks, but by the moment. This is conquering! Your attention to the smallest fraction of time and service shall pay the whole world dividends, shall release the goals, the good, the glory and the wealth for their expression. Be a conqueror in the Master's name, and you shall win over the remaining darkness wherever you step — it shall be lifted. – Edna Lister, February 23, 1969.

The steps of ascension include realization and acceptance. Realization is first, knowing who you are and where you are going. Second is realization of your oneness with God. Third is realizing your responsibility. Acceptance is accepting your responsibility. The mystical Path of Illumination includes the steps of initiation that go from one state of consciousness to another, always higher. The mystical initiation contains six states of consciousness — a vision, a resolve, tests and trials, three temptations, the burning sands of the desert, and the release of Power.

In constructive prayer, you lift and speak the Word to let the Power go forth. Then you thank the Father that it is done. The three steps of constructive prayer include praise, lifting, and entering the golden silence. True prayer is an attitude of devotion and an expression of praise to God. It is a form of worship, magnifying the Lord as a person and the Lord as law. Prayer fans the flame of desire and whips it into a form of joy. Prayer is thanking God for all blessings. Second, constructive prayer is lifting. You lift everyone and everything up into your room of Light and continue lifting until you can no longer think of anything more to lift. Then ask the Father to pour Light out on them all, dissolve and absorb all darkness. Third, you enter the golden silence. You are now before the throne. In the place of holy silence, I stop, I look, I listen for the Voice of God my Father, for the Master. In this place I see behind all veils. I wait silently upon the Lord.

To unveil a mystery requires that you release the Power that goes with that mystery and assume responsibility equal to the realm from which the mystery is released. He who receives the revelation of a new mystery is thereafter considered as being knowledgeable about it. If you misuse the Power that comes with the revelation of a mystery, it will fall from your mind — you will forget you ever knew it. – Edna Lister, May 8, 1969.

Many people challenge God when their true destiny is to become an active challenger for God. He has predestined you to speak the Word for healing, so being a complete challenger on His behalf is your goal. Evil cannot stand the full blast of Power through you. Simultaneously, the Holy Ghost moves through and heals you. Declare, "Father, make me an instrument of Thy will, so completely surrendered that regardless whether others fall on their faces, Thou canst use me. My privilege is to declare that none of these things touch me, but if they do, Thy Light is wiping them out." Stand, endure, and hold. Pay no attention to outer upheavals. The time comes when you can declare, "This is enough delay. The time has now come in which this is good." You are challengers of Light and creators of tomorrows that are to become whole and complete. – Edna Lister, May 15, 1969.

When you love God, you do not crawl on your belly in the morning. When will you really love God as all glory and Power? Quit trying and start loving. You have just touched the fringes, because when you really love Him, you move into the Light and stay there. You cannot hide behind the "little me." Law goes into operation only under the spoken Word as you declare it in the name of God. Do it only as a servant of all Power, letting Power use you. Do not say, "I don't deserve this." When God brings something to lift, it means you are the only one He can find to use right now. The smallest thing He calls on you to do is a part of the great whole. – Edna Lister, June 5, 1969.

If you send forth the wrong kind of thought or spoken vibration, it goes forth, contacts its own kind and all returns to you. It often takes six months to return. You may wonder why you get hit when you have been so good, and prayed. – Edna Lister, June 10, 1969.

If you close the floodgate to the River of Life, the world flows in. You must respect God's laws. If you have taints, you stay down here because you may not contaminate heaven. Give up rebellion and repudiation. Do you realize what responsibility means? Self-pity is the boring worm that eats at heart of responsibility. If you say, "I have conquered," you are only egotistical. You are seeking to conquer. You gradually conquer this and that, but have not conquered self completely. Let each day be better than the last in loving God more. – Edna Lister, June 19, 1969.

Every miracle is planned mathematically under the great principle of compensation. People do not realize that when a miracle is accomplished, time has been accelerated, leaving a hollow somewhere. Yet, each use of Substance and Power must be accounted for and no hollow left anywhere. Very often the reason for no miracle is that no corresponding balance of Power and Substance has been called on to take the place of that used to shorten time.

Keep the balance. Be conscious of the finest point of balance. Suddenly, in the midst of your day, for no reason, you may find yourself saying, "Let there be Light," and for a few seconds releasing Substance, Power and Light to replace that which a miraculous moment of need being filled caused an imbalance by using Power headed for another place. This continues always, every healer and person who prays, must speedily donate all they can spare to compensate for what is used unexpectedly. – Edna Lister, June 22, 1969.

The blood platelets are key in determining the secret of miracles, lifting, and balance. Declare that all crystallized platelets be lifted and separated, each purified and taking its own place in the circulatory and respiratory systems of the body. Disappointment and grief that you allow to fester cause the crystallization originally. You must break up the most recent crystallization and work back through the far past. – Edna Lister, June 23, 1969.

The desire body is a replica of your physical body. The only words you need for healing are, "This is good. Let there be Light." Reaching for the stars and getting into your body right governs the degree of healing. Take seven deep breaths and stretch. Lift all your lines of Light and responsibility while you are getting ready for bed. Say, "Here I am Father!" and go out to a cloud continent of Light with your consciousness. Wait on the Lord.

The Power that is going through you follows your hands, so lift your hands high. Declare, "I reach out with arms of Light and gather up all scattered soul substance of thoughts, words, deeds, actions, resentments, criticisms, and idle words. I lift it up to Thy cloud altar. Let it be consumed in a pillar of fire by the angel with the censer. As the fire consumes it, let it draw all the taints in, to be purified, refashioned, made into Light, and returned to me as new creative soul substance for Thy daughter/son, Name." – Edna Lister, June 26, 1969.

How great will your stature be in the kingdom of responsibility? The period between Ascension Day and August 10 is the most important period of lifting, cleansing, and healing in all ages. You are the lifters. How great will your ascension be? It must be high enough to do the works God designed you to do. You would not vote for Him to let go — so, you must hold. Do not go to God at night saying, "I forgot" or "I don't remember," always asking forgiveness for blundering. Recall your hard path upward, and your negative words and deeds. Dig in and cleanse your soul of self. Your business is to gather up the admonitions and chastisements, and to apply them in ascension. This is the creator gods' pattern for perfection.

Do you want to be told when you err, or permitted to fall flat? Hold each as high as you can. Declare, "What I lift, lifts me." Think of that while you are holding. Light shall fill your memory. Stand in and as Light without thinking of I or me. Just be the servant of Light — guarded, guided, held, and filled with its glory. – Edna Lister, June 30, 1969.

Be determined to conquer self — until you have no desire to answer back, until you have no desire to tell anybody what you think of him, until you can agree with your adversary. You just agree with them that what they are doing is all right for them and that they should do a good job and be happy about it. As long as you are in the world and meeting other souls, you will meet with every known type of disposition on every possible level from nursery school to the highest. It is not your business to make them. – Edna Lister, July 1, 1969.

(A student had said, "I am a perfectionist.") Ever since you originally descended, you have always been a determined one, and your soul dissatisfaction about yourself has created considerable work for your Guards. You were a perfectionist and it took a long time to break that crust away. Perfection is as perfection does, and when perfection cannot perfect, it learns to accept. One makes the past perfect as one climbs into the future, drawing all imperfection up into the refiner's consuming fires of love. Rejoice. There are a thousand things to rejoice about. How many have you mentioned today? – Edna Lister, July 2, 1969.

As you ascend through the degrees of initiation, any place you want to stop is all right with God. You do not lose your credits unless you misuse soul substance. It is your choice, but eventually you must earn your place back, no matter how long it takes. – Edna Lister, July 3, 1969.

Criticizing someone's lifted soul debt is unacceptable. Review the past and gather every word of criticism, idle or conscious words, for if you have left a little nucleus of this criticism behind you, unresolved, it could could grow, although you are living by the Power in practically all ways. There is no need for you to take on the outside world, ever. If you find yourself returning from daydreaming or mentally wandering in any direction, first reach for your Oversoul star, your own high place. Then plug in the live wire of omnipotence to tune in on that double Power of Love and Wisdom from the highest of all high Sources.

Hold every gain. You have worked too hard for every small gain to lose any of it. You have played the game of on and off again, and so have lost much time. Now you shall no longer lose time or space. Through fearlessness and the glory of standing with God always, you shall live with your Father in eternity now. Soul satisfaction is beauty, and the soul is satisfied only by touching its source. From this hour on, strive always to achieve that union of time and place that means living in eternity now.

To make way and room for the new and the glory of the new, you must fully understand what it means to hold and to stand beyond what you have touched at the present time. You hold full knowledge of your past in your personal soul records and the universal record. You also hold a a record of achievements for this age, which were old in the past but which will be shining and new today. Make everything you see pay you dividends. Let every experience be converted and transformed into something beautiful and shining for today. – Edna Lister, July 9, 1969.

When you offend another, you must take back the force of her blame. Watch repudiation. You say no without a thought or consideration. You still do not understand the matter of repudiation and acceptance. Learn your lesson where you are so you do not pay the same debts again. Be in control of your voice, for your tone of voice can carry offensive Power. Remember this and be conscious that you pay a debt when you train a child, or even a dog. To try to train yourself to live a completely impersonal life is abortive and impossible. Instead, say, "Let there be Light" a thousand times an hour. In doing so, you train yourself to look up to God with an all-seeing eye always. To achieve unity of consciousness, declare, "As oil mingles with oil, as water mingles with water, as air mingles with air, so my life mingles with the Life of God."

God's Power is greater than any obscenities that man can conjure. From the dregs of evil to the highest realms of heaven, the Power is lifting, shattering, melting, dissolving, and absorbing all unlikeness of God. The love of God goes forth to create a new world. When an evildoer performs an obscenity, the Christ Legions set a consuming fire around him to hold and contain the evil so that it may not contaminate one life spark. Declare, "This is good. Let there be Light." – Edna Lister, July 10, 1969.

Would you rather ascend or remain static for the rest of your life on earth? It is a matter of choice. I warn you that somewhere, sometime you must learn the lesson of standing in the Light, as the Light, without consciously taking in worldly ideas or speaking them. Your words tell the Council what you believe. If you are taking in ugliness, and what others say, you are not standing in the Light or knowing that the Light cleanses as it goes forth. There is no need for any of the Elect to roll in others' spewed-out mess instead of the Light, except that they love it instead of the Light, which is God. Choose then whom you will serve, God or intellect, the Light or the confusion in the world. It is your choice.

Nothing is easy about conquering self's habits of darkness, so be on constant watch, constantly standing in the Light to overcome selfish-habits. To establish only the habits of Light is your privilege and your glory, and gives you the needed credits. Hold then and know. Stand and become. The law shall take you over and hold you in its arms of Light. Create no more darkness. Surely the world is in the dark. Surely those with whom you deal are half on and half off the path. You are not supposed to be gullible, but to lift, look into the face of evil, accept and say, "Thou art Light." Then stand and declare, "Thou art Light" until God changes it into Light. – Edna Lister, July 27, 1969.

All healing is permanent, no matter the outer appearance, yet you seem to accept it mentally and emotionally for only a day. The healing begins the instant you ask, but you must clean up your own soul debts, then you must pay the world's blame debts and your share of what the Elect have vowed to pay. As a Master of Law, you have vowed to lift these debts, yet you often repudiate them. Every thought of "Why hasn't the full healing expressed?" wipes out all your work. It does express because the world looks at you and says, "You look marvelous." Your body can be aching with pain that you are lifting from the very ones who tell you how wonderful you are. The beautiful part is that some souls are permanently healed without even knowing it, because God does His work through you when you say, "Thank Thee, Father. Thou art wonderful!"

You never reach the point where you no longer need to discipline self. A few have released more Power in their lowest moments than a whole group could release. If they took you to a high place now, you would see the special Light that radiates, holding you up in a net. You must hold your body. Sometimes you just can't push your body further. You make your plans and do your best. God appreciates your best and adds His Power to you. He needs you despite of what you do. You have to ascend in consciousness yourself. It is a matter of personal choice and God can't change that to suit anyone. This is your life and it's your choice how you live it. The difficulty is to discern when you get the red light, and to accept that delay. You can release as much Power from the Light while lying on a bed as you can when you are active. You do it despite the fact that you live in a physical body. To accept, circumvent, and endure are the right words for daily living.

Depression is self-indulgence, not of the soul. It's instinctive human nature stuff from the Land of Egypt. It makes no difference what anyone calls the need of psychiatric treatment. It is nothing but allowing self to have full sway. God is holding you. It is your choice. You can suffer, or enjoy life and be a creator god. The Father is establishing His kingdom on earth through His Elect. God is wiping out depression. No matter what happens, you can reach for the stars and declare the depression is not here. There is no place to go to escape the Light. "This is good. Let there be Light." How long would it take to cook dinner if you did it on simmer?

The time will come when you will be immune to your own nonsense. I can do so much and then I must conform to law not to go beyond a certain expression of energy. Yet I plan as if I could go 24 hours without sleep or rest. I will never stop using the words that will sever the evil from the good. You cannot live in the house of depression if you are living in the Light as the creator you are. It does not matter what goes on around you. Your roots go to the center of earth for vitality and protection. You must live the perfection. – Edna Lister, August 3, 1969.

The inner cause of blindness is a soul's consuming fear of moving on through an illumination. A second reason is refusing to take on responsibility to become law. On the outer it may appear as a desire to possess things or people, either in this life or in a past life. Blindness is a refusal of something hidden, really denying someone else the right to express, or putting someone in bondage, either yourself or someone else. – Edna Lister, August 4, 1969.

If you hear of evil or think of your past, put it in a shaft of fire where it will be absorbed and made into Light. If you are fool enough to create some more, it is on your own head. It is your choice. Declare perfection now. You cannot live over even one hour of the past. It is out there, absorbed by space again, unless you are determined to keep it separate and declare it as your pattern.

Since Easter, we have had to polish all Adept initiations. You are working on many degrees above the Master, Priest and Christos, but you must polish the Adept Degree, and that means no "me." The last step is to let go of the "I." At every place where you want to say, "I am doing this," you can say, "God is doing this as me" — not through me, but as me. You either believe or doubt that God is doing the work through you. You think about Him doing the work through you, but you do not believe that He is possessing you. It is time, for the Adept's last degree is "No idle words."

Every word you speak creates after its degree and kind. Declare, "The Christ Spirit speaks as me." If you continue to deny the laws, you doubt that God possesses you. You go to a higher Source if you declare, "God speaks as me." You are doing perfect work after your degree and kind. If that is your soul-satisfying degree, stay there. If you do not want to go higher, God will let you remain where you are. It is up to you. It is always now. If you say, "I want to be Light," you do not believe you already are Light, and whom do you think you are informing? Every idle word is a false god. You might just as well return to the kindergarten and sing, "I am getting better and better." How can you be any better when the full Power of God is already possessing you? Once more I am telling you about idle words.

We have been sloughing the oily substance of earth and drawing in the billions of life sparks from the outer physical for twenty years. Simultaneously, we have indrawn the desire body life sparks to the mental body. In 1956, we began drawing life sparks from the mental body to the fire body. Suppose you were a liar, but no longer lie. Your conquering will remake your liver completely. [The liver rules sincerity and honesty.] You live with a desire body liver. If you learn love and compassion, your heart can be desire body substance, no longer physical. We have worked on cleansing the self. We have worked on each gland and nerve center and every part of the physical body so that the desire body has become visible. We are really living in a desire body that has portions of the physical. In 1956, we began to make over and draw in the mental body to correspond to every physical body part, because your various bodies must overlay each other perfectly.

When you draw the life sparks from a heavy physical body, your body then absorbs the oily substance as fat and sloughs it off, leaving a second grade of substance, functioning exactly as the old physical body, but perfectly. You can slough the remaining physical by watching your idle words. Instead of saying, "I am, I know," or "I think," say, "God, God, God! God possesses this body." It has become an instrument. A miracle is the acceleration of law, complete in the twinkling of an eye. This is your pearl of great price. What do you sell to possess it? Sell all self and say, "God possesses this body as an instrument to express His life, Light, Power and glory. Every word that passes these lips, which are instruments for God, is now dealing with His full life, Power, and glory." What is it when you revert to past mistakes? You have just now and it is always now. Every moment is a now. There is no past or future, only now. Live in the now.

When you say you are digging out the past, you have a false god, or are enjoying your poor health. God possesses every part of you as He possesses Himself, in His absolute perfection, which is not qualified perfection. You are perfect where you are, and how will you get higher unless you keep declaring it perfect where you are? When you get to the point of being possessed with the perfection of God's glory, people will look at you and say, "You are wonderful." The Power does the lifting. The business of Power is not to create more evil and false gods. What is there to lift if the Light does the work? You do not have to explain anything, as psychology does. Weaknesses create false gods. Power moves through and taints float to surface, but do not think the Power created the problems.

"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." – John 15:7. Let the Light go forth and do the work. We are teaching the deity of Christ, which we believe in and follow. We believe God can and will recreate us in His image and likeness if we stand and believe in the Light, according to our desire to remain in the Light, to hold and to live there. "What is that to thee? Follow thou me." – John 21:22. Do not look to yesterday or what a book teaches. You are the image and likeness of God today. Let the Light come forth. Just stand and endure all that comes to you now. All that the world needs to know is that you are following the Light of Jesus the Christ, nothing more. You are in the Light. You cannot escape it. You are filled with Light and doing a grand job. Why have deductions?

Stand as the Light, right in the middle of the Red Sea, and declare that you are perfect. Do not revert to the past. Declare that the Power is moving through you to solve the problem. The Power goes forth and does the work. Do not ask me how, it just does the work. You cannot dangle one foot on the line of fate and the other on the path of destiny, or think you must live by the laws of life you lived by ten years ago. On the Path of Destiny, Power uses you. On the line of fate, you are under the astrological chart, using Power. The Light does the work, but you must say, "Let Light go forth," 5,000 times. You need not stand and say, "God's Light possesses me," it already does.

You do not disturb people by declaring the Light, "Let there be Light." When someone comes to you for help, say, "God possesses you as Light," and the Light does the work. No matter what you say, ascend in consciousness into the Light first. You do not question it or pay attention to anything else. The Light does the work. We live by Christ's golden age law. We are creator gods, and do not need to review the kindergarten or grade school repeatedly. As returned creator gods, we are possessed with the Power of God's life, and pay no attention to criticism or praise. Stand, endure, lift everything that comes to you as yours, and praise God.

Under the laws of ascension, every teacher of truth has found the need to say, "It doesn't matter what I said yesterday. This is the law today, and it is greater because the Power is greater." You have no idea how great the Power is. Leave the working of the Power and the harvest to the Father. The less you know how the Power has done the work, the higher you will stay. You just think of the Light and it is there. The Gates of Light are open, and everybody has gone higher than ever before. You have shown greater courage, greater endurance, and your vows light up with a higher glory. The Father has all eternity. He would like the 144,000 creator gods to come through in this particular age and lifetime, and remain at home with Him again. But the earth is going on, and this Day of Manifestation will be completed. At least a thousand years of laggards, who could not quite make it, will not win through on time to have their names recorded in the great Book of Life.

You put a line of Light up to the Source by thinking, then beyond that timeless, limitless space and other great universes that will be revealed someday, one glance from someone who needs help, and that Light from the Source is there. You do not have to do anything, except to "think" the Light, and it is there. When you put a line up to the Source, the Source Power touches the one for whom you pray. – Edna Lister, August 7, 1969.

Scientists discovered the quasars in the early 1960s. [According to NASA, the word "quasar" is a contraction of "quasi-stellar radio source." Quasars are super-massive black holes in the centers of galaxies. As material spirals into the black holes, a large part of the mass is converted to energy. It is this energy that we see.] They are starlike objects that have a large red shift, emit powerful blue light, and often radio waves. Every great station on earth listened for these pulses. Then a respected scientific journal reported that the quasar pulses were faster than light. The greatest thing that scientists have ever said is that if, in the beginning of Creation, God could set a vibration greater than the speed of light, then that was what had been done because these pulses were faster than light. Therefore, the pulses had to be started in the beginning before the visible light was. You and I use that Light in our healing work. This is our home. This Light is the Father's vibration that you either release or mess up, as you wish.

Jesus did his best with teaching about the pearl of great price, and a man sold all he had. All you have to sell are your opinions, prejudices, doubts, fears, and thoughts of self. When you can sell it all at once and have nothing but the Light of God moving through you, you can just take someone in your arms and say, "You are held in the love of God." They do not need any words, they are healed.

When you enter the Light, you live above the pulsing of eternal Light, set by God in the beginning. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is." – 1 John 3:2. You can be anything, anything, anything. Years ago I said, "as oil mingles with oil, as water mingles with water, so does my life mingle with the life of God." Now I stand up and say, "God possesses me." All is good. God needs only one person to say, "Let there be Light," and to endure. Say, "God is doing the work," and leave it to Him.

Get over the idea that you are so important that God must have you to do it. He can choose ten good people in this city and have them do the work. I do not flatter myself. I just hold, because of my vows, and I will hold onto you. I cannot let go. The vows are being fulfilled. The only virtue I have is that I stand and hold.

The Light will cleanse everything of the past. Do you believe that Light can mop up evil? The Light takes you to the Source and answers all problems, for the world and for you. You cannot stand in the Light without cleansing the past crystal clean and clear, but you must turn the Power on and be the conduit. One gets no credit for being a martyr or a fool. – Edna Lister, August 7, 1969.

God places no limits on the Power and its good work. You shall have fewer deductions than ever in the past. The Power will do its work through the Elect with more love, more compassion than the earth has ever known. Let the Power move forth to use you, and so shall you reap your rewards. And so it is. When you use the name, Jesus, the Christ, in faith, believing, it has a thousandfold more Power behind it than yesterday. When you speak his name without doubts and fears, healing will be instant. Yet you walk step by step, tread by tread, level by level toward that glory, which is the answer to prayer. Prayer is fulfilled on the outer only when confidence and trust in the almighty Power possess you.

Some answers are given instantly, but you must walk toward other goals of Creation while you live the law and fulfill it in perfection, for each move and added thing must lend itself to the lifting of the whole planet. To ask why or when delays the whole planet and the healing of the nations. Therefore, walk faithfully while standing on your Mount of Transfiguration, holding fast to the Light, saying, "Each hour is good" and "Let there be Light." The law must be obeyed.

Memory impressions remain in your life sparks, which your release of Light through your body could not melt and absorb, because so few welcome the new substance so it cannot penetrate speedily. Declare the melting, dissolving Power will do its perfect work, allowing your high creative breathing to absorb the old substance, leaving you finally with a completely new body of Light. Keep saying, "Let there be Light." When you realize how powerful that sentence truly is, you will keep it flowing forth in a steady stream. Then stand, endure, hold. To endure is to see no evil except to call it good.

Declare, "Father, please put crosses on lips of evil ones, and create shafts of fire everywhere to absorb all unlikeness to Thee. Father, let Thy Light fill all darkness remaining on earth. Let it now be absorbed by the Light. Thank You, Father that the rest of this year is a glory unto Thee, each day ascended unto Thee, each hour magnifying Thee on earth. Let the clouds of Shekinah glory whirl on altars to blind the darkness with its Light, and words they speak shall be of God the glory." – Edna Lister, August 10, 1969.

Under the increased Power being released on the August 10th vibration, the world has been lifted beyond its ability to bear it peaceably. Evil ones are driven mad by the Light, beyond their ability to stand the pain caused by the Light of God moving through them. They do not know exactly what it is, but its unbearable stirring causes every conflicting ugliness to come to the surface to be lifted.

God brought the animal kingdom into the flesh under the laws of evolution in form. What animals did in the jungles, which has been hidden behind the scenes for ages, comes out to be lifted. There is no other way to shorten time or to rid evil from earth. The animal kingdom is becoming the first lowest degree of the kingdom in human form, but it is still animal-like instinctive drive and behavior. They do not know why they fight, or lust for darkness, evil and killing. Lift all this. Let Light absorb it and ascend it into Light again.

All rioting and ugliness are preparing the way for God's Light, life and glory. Declare that they are good animals. The creator gods have not been adequate to control, direct and lift, but we are learning. Every degree of consciousness-in-form is learning how, and the high degrees are now releasing the Light as the power, wisdom and glory that are lifting earth and consciousness back to God. Therefore, we, the Elect, must go forth armored with Light, crowned with glory, and shod with its protection. We are lifting pain, sorrow, grief, and darkness from earth with every breath of life we draw. The Light shall sustain us and we shall win! This continues under time and space, but we are drawn into eternity and infinity as we walk earth, which we are lifting with us. We hold fast to God and His Light as Legions of Angels stand to protect us and to move as we speak the Word. – Edna Lister, August 17, 1969.

Obedience is the watchword of the Elect. Responsibility is your staff of life, and compassion the key that opens every door of life, that life in abundance may fulfill itself as you. – Edna Lister, August 31, 1969.

A Day of Manifestation is long, and after God gave man such freedom of will, only one outcome could be possible. He had to work it out as proof that would last forever, that evil could not conquer, that the overall universe might never contain darkness on its surface, which could penetrate to harm The Day. It has been hard to stand and to withstand the violence and fury of evil, but we have stood. We have won. We have conquered. Yet we must stand more firmly, for the aftermath assures unprecedented violence.

There shall be one outcome. The Elect shall be lifted above to conquer, to be adequate wherever they may be found, for God prevails over all His Creation. Let darkness take warning. It is doomed to become again the Light of the living God. Speak the Word, "Let there be Light" in confidence, assuredly. The glory of the great overall Source Power is now released for good through every spoken Word. God is great and All, and the invisible shall fast become visible to the world. Where the Light shines, evil shall be consumed instantly. Whether it is the healing of a physical body, affairs, brains or groups, Light shall work instantly to wipe out evil. – Edna Lister, September 14, 1969.

The world is being lifted despite itself. The unrest and evil in the form of riots, curses, wars and rumors of war, result from the Power being too great to be borne. Where the Power is invoked by love and a desire to release more Power, there is an uplifting glory, and miracles follow.

Where there is no desire to live higher, but only to have one's own selfish way, the resistance against Power inevitably causes confusion and upsets the soul's rhythm. Instead of smoothing the way, it throws the one who resists into uncontrollable cross vibrations. Because of this reaction in the world, you must gain greater stability of standing and a greater responsibility under law to double your effort in releasing Power. When you stand and hold, day and night, the path before you is continually smoothed. The laws of ascension accelerate to create miracles almost immediately after the spoken Word, or following a thought of fulfilling a need.

Remember to praise God Almighty whenever you hear of even a small miracle out in the world, or see a miracle on the street — a vibration saving a clash of cars, or a child's bicycle from swerving. Be alert and praise whatever you see, for it is so, and empowers the Councils above to send the Legions who watch over every place on earth, every situation of earth, small or great. – Edna Lister, October 21, 1969.

When asked how to remain youthful, the answer is simple: Freedom from inner conflict using your three creative tools — desire, thinking, and imagination. Healing consists of freedom from inner conflict, and right use of desire, thinking, and imagination. The main reason for our school is healing, not just illumination. Healing is taking the power from idle words, darkness and evil that revelation may be established.

Every thought, word, sound opens a vibration in the ether. Everything made is made of Light. "Let there be Light." When you learn to face life and declare, "The original Light of God is moving through this body, this business or this situation," you will experience miracles. Too often, you say it without the real depth of consciousness you should have. Your voice and words are important. Every word uttered goes around the world instantly. Your words of joy and hate penetrate all over earth.

Each is important in cleaning up evil. If the most evil person in the world stood before you cursing, you could stand in Light and silently declare, "This is turned into Light," to render the adversary speechless. There are a thousand vibrations in the Light of God. An evildoer's transformation depends on the healer, who declares that Light is doing the work. The golden bowl is your equipment, given by God, and equal to meeting anything that might arise. How great is your outlet to meet the miracle? How great is your awareness? – Edna Lister, October 28, 1969.

Garnering experience, understanding, and comprehension are the steps in a lengthy process. When you accept your true status of responsibility and live it to the highest vibration, always allowing the high vibration to absorb the lower ones, then you will never allow a low vibration to contaminate a high one — meaning no self-blame, no self-pity, no sense of guilt. – Edna Lister, October 29, 1969.

You can miss the mark on awareness by holding onto and giving power to others' idle words. This has reached the point of no return. You are responsible. No lines should be sagging. If you wish to use overwork and outside pressure as an excuse for lack of awareness, this leads to the black pit of regression. Even the world has a statement, "If you want something done, give it to a busy man." It takes no time to treat words spewed out, saying, "Let there be Light." Underneath your whole life must be a burning, consuming desire to be multiple-minded in awareness. It is all a matter of practice. You have a picture of how not to do it and of how to do it in complete awareness and integrity.

To operate, watch for and listen to your reactions is not selfish, but is how soul trains the infant of self. It is a must because the Power through you increases and can no longer be cut off to suit your neglects. This is why, after a certain point of responsibility is reached, the reactions can take one out of the body. God cannot cut off the Power now. Stand and bear the consequences without offering any excuse. What good is it to make a million sacrifices of self with heartache and agony, then, because of a looseness of spirit, regress again? Why be an almost-hardly? Why not ascend and become fully one with Spirit? Listen, and become your own chastiser now and forever. You are magnificent, except for a loose tongue.

Evil may not be conscious of it yet, but it has taken a solar plexus blow. The Power is taken out of evil. God gave us bodies in His image and likeness. He put us in charge, and we are supposed to handle the upkeep. You straddle the abyss between the line of fate and the path of destiny when you give credence to negative reports and words. You must react instantly to reach out, grab it, declare it good and say, "Let there be Light." Will you always recreate rather than instantly lift? If a hundred in the world lifted constantly, they would cleanse the world. Four cleanse one million. God is having a devil of a time waiting to get enough Power out here to clean up the world. Get busy.

If you say, "Father, move in and possess me" in complete faith, you can have no conflict. It takes soul searching to know if you are doing this, or just thinking so. When you have a burning desire to go higher, to be more vital, you will receive more than you have. You have climbed above human nature, creature nature, until you will walk with a vibration so high it shall be unbearable. Stand still and let Light equalize the vibration of your whole body. Every prayer has condensed substance for a creation. Many drop their prayers through boredom or weariness of soul. Gird your loins and get ready for the next abyss, which stretches before you now. You have no hole into which to crawl and hide. Reach for the stars. – Edna Lister, October 30, 1969.

We are returning to limitless space and timeless eternity. We have struggled long to do this. When you ascend in consciousness, you can do in two hours what you formerly did in a day. The unusual becomes the usual because you enter the realm of God's possibilities. – Edna Lister, November 2, 1969.

Some people make a fetish of numbers and symbols that can cause them to lose their delicacy of touch. Do not run to a book first for explanations of numbers, dreams, or astrology. Go up in consciousness first, then if you must, check with the book.

To live in a mental body does not mean you are immune to paying debts. Yet you are more sensitive and must not let anything touch you from the outside. First you become immovable, then untouchable. Inviolate means nothing can tempt you to let go. – Edna Lister, November 3, 1969.

There is a right and a wrong way to ascend in consciousness. You have the wisdom and no further excuse is legal for lack of awareness. The debts to pay for slack time are too great and important that you should drop any line of Light and responsibility. You are responsible to hold your lines and not to interfere with the glory that the Father must send through you. The greater the Power, the greater the necessary awareness, the greater the glory coming through. Lend yourself to severe training. Taking the low seat now means having the high seat later. So gladly take the low seat to make your later work a glory never before seen on earth. Hold and ascend with no backsliding. – Edna Lister, November 6, 1969.

As you open the neurons to the mental and soul faculties, it uncovers a layer of receptive brain cells as receiving set of memory cells to use day by day. Your memory cells are increasing. Appetitive soul reaches out to read soul records. When you stop studying a subject (music, French, etc.), your subconscious takes information from "him who hath not," moves and condenses it in a few cells [like archiving a digital file]. But study again and suddenly you experience an illumination, the old knowledge returns, and a new area of the brain is opened.

You use new faculties to touch midbrain neurons, to open personal soul records. When you open lotus centers, you can pick what you need from divine Mind. Think of how seldom you take advantage of it. Yet, one opinion, prejudice or reversion to negativity of earth, and you block it. So, you are fulfilling the Magna Carta of universal law. God is doing business as He did in beginning. The kingdom of heaven is open to all believers. – Edna Lister, November 10, 1969.

The final polishing of your creative tools — desires, thinking and imagination — really controls the loosening of your silver cord, the link between your body and your soul. Each taint of emotional misuse is important. Each conquering of self releases the silver cord to slip up another spinal vertebra. – Edna Lister, November 12, 1969

To accept Jesus as the Christ is good. It opens the first veil of illusion and holds you, but takes you no higher. Waiting in stillness for the Lord to create takes you higher. Everyone is under God and if you just look up to God once, He answers. If you are born again of God and turn to Him for an instant, you qualify. Some degree of soul is in each inanimate thing. The color of a certain flower, a violet for instance, depends on the Group Soul over each variety or species. However, you synthesize colors on earth with Light, color, tone, number, name and form.

A smile lifts your cup, and fills it like a chalice that runs over. That is life. That is glory. You have done a worthy job of standing. Can you continue? Do you desire to continue? You shall be a member in the Prove Me Now Legion of the Lord of Hosts from the Place of the Most High. Do not dash your foot against a stone. Know the truth and truth shall set you free of doubt, dissolution and fears. – Edna Lister, November 17, 1969.

(The scribe for the clinic below wrote this preface: The following lesson is unusual in that it is an almost perfect, word-for-word transcription of what she gave that day due to the fact that she spoke very slowly and clearly.)

Everything up to the Sources has been changed in the last four years. When I was allowed to penetrate the first Source, nothing was above, just stations, not even temples anywhere. I had penetrated them via speculation and being allowed to watch and listen out on the line of Light that they dangled to me. Sometimes I would almost reach it; then it was as if it would recede, or I would drop back.

Always this to entice me, and even now when they close off and veil all heaven, I can detect that dangling line of Light through the veiling mist. I was born with this. I always followed it. It is why I was never afraid that I was pushing too far. If I got too nosy and eager, so that it might savor of forcing my way, they would take the line up a bit or it would fade out so I could not see it.

Believe me, I squatted there like a Buddha, but of course, I did not go out with pick and shovel to break open anything. Sometimes, I would suddenly find myself in a temple or a pavilion hall with no way out. This hall seemed to be there, not under construction. As I would tell about it, it was as though I saw through the mist, then form began condensing around me as I stood there. I was kneeling and went prostrate on a rim with nothing above.

In the past, I often waited two years or more before the next revelation. I would be facing a wall. I would pace up and down using all the pass words, the check words and open sesames, putting all these words into expression in outer living. Then I would get up one morning with a new expression. Sometimes, in the middle of prayer or heavy physical labor, I would find myself before a new altar.

Because I was not always conscious of arriving there, I would be grasping at lines of Light — only at times it would be a conscious act of climbing it. Yet always when that happened, an illumination would come, unfolding an explanation of something that had happened, a prophecy or event. All these experiences were the different levels opening way up there.

Then they would show me turning spheres of Light in the center of a new Source. They would tell me this was new Power being released. I would watch it descend and hover above my aura. I would not always be conscious of when it would be or when it permeated my head and body. Yet I always waited until they could raise the vibration of my sheath to stand the Power during extended vision, soul flight, opening of seeing and hearing, the thousand and one names that mystics call this in initiatory work.

Always there would be complete knowledge that the delay was to raise the vibration of a soul, a city, a nation, whatever. If they shot the Power too fast, they would destroy the equipment. Always they send a shocking and sudden notice from the outside to the soul involved, informing them that their own greed had allowed them to force themselves beyond the safe point, either through their ignorance, or because they had not listened as they ascended.

With every step up a warning comes, and the information and caution to "Wait upon the Lord." Yet self, you see, would be too heavy for the message to penetrate. As they lifted me and ascended me, that one ability I was born with was to wait upon the Lord, not pushing, not demanding, not excited, not asking "Why the delay?" Just waiting.

At one time I did not know that carelessly asking why is illegal. Forcing and pushing destroys the smoothness, the amalgamating, permeating quality of the Power, like trying to write on sandpaper. This happens to every ascending creator god taking initiatory work. So you can see that the statement, "In quiet and confidence shall be your strength," is true, and every book of the Bible is filled with warnings.

"Stand still and know" the promises, the need for waiting. When you have thoroughly grasped that routine, then you touch the point that Solomon reached. This lesson is a complete gift, which they allow me to give, and it is the first record for initiatory work. There is ten times more to the Computer Mind of God than I have touched upon in all these years. – Edna Lister, November 21, 1969.

The wilderness of unforgiveness is an experience, not a place. While you are crossing it, you undergo the burning sands of the desert initiation. Next are the silver fields of light ripples, where you feel lonely, which signals a tinge of self. You do not see in true color until you pass through these fields. You fall back to the silver fields whenever you fail. When you cross in joy, the fields are appear as gray waters rippled with little wavelets. The Master comes walking toward you. Then you enter the gates of the Temple of Forgiveness into golden Light.

You cannot reach humility until you give up self. Humility is nonresistance in expression in its purity from the Source. It is the first principle under nonresistance, and comes before faith. You cannot have real faith without humility. When you forgive, it is as though it never happened because you have wiped the record clean. The world has lost the idea of sacrifice of self.

All initiations fold into the short Path of the Masters, which includes a thousand burnt offerings of self. The first thousand days takes you through seven veils of illusion, then you live a second thousand and even a third thousand. Everyone who has come through the thousand burnt offerings has passed these initiations. You must do this because you follow Jesus the Christ in absolute perfection. – Edna Lister, November 24, 1969.

Love penetrates the atomic body as a ghostly immovable, unforgettable assurance akin to strength. It forms a heart-centered balance within the body, to keep you from being pushed off balance. Once you establish this peculiar strength of poise, solar plexus blows never surprise you, since this strength gives you an unassailable, immovable, untouchable attitude. Once gained, nothing can disturb your soul's poise. Power, which others do not need to see to feel, moves forth through your eyes. To gain this mysterious look makes you unforgettable, because your stillness of attitude speaks louder than words. – Edna Lister, December 3, 1969.

The higher you go, the harder you must work, putting into practice everything you have learned, to hold on four levels. Conquer self, especially idle words, which is the deepest, most clutching of habits. No excuses justify idle words, questioning why it happened, or stopping to look into past. This is the first point to hold to. You have the keys to the kingdom of God. The locks are well oiled, the keys fit. It takes a fitter of keys to open doors, which is the effort of applying what you know to what you do.

Learn to use your time wisely. Redeeming time is your second great conquering need. If you watch your words and use of time, the rest will fall into line. Hold to your goal. Ponder all you have heard. You may speculate on a thousand lines at once, yet you can truly focus only on one at a time. Like a desk with twelve phones, you will hear the ring and answer the right phone. "Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." – 2 Peter 3:8. There is no time, only eternity. Time has collapsed for you, so no time is wasted in your service. Time and space are wiped out and you enter eternity. Hold to this. – Edna Lister, December 11, 1969.

Do you really love God more than you did last year at this time, or do you think you have reached your ultimate love of God? We live in an expanding universe, so if your love of God does not equal the expansion of the universe, you are missing something. It's time the world realized it must become all the attributes and qualities of God in expression. You take the hear-about-it class, talk-about-it class, and think-about-it class before you graduate to the doing-it-now class. Think of the wasted time between doing and becoming law. – Edna Lister, December 14, 1969.

You must reach a certain point in conquering self before you can love completely. You may have days when you simply want to be alone, but do not reject people. The one who revolts you does not know it, and such attitudes drive people away. Eliminate the final taint of ability to be revolted by, to reject or repudiate people. The cleansing process is one idle word at a time.

Make no negative statements about memory, such as, "I'll be so busy then, I might not remember to do it." This sets up a whole pattern that causes you to fall back and remember less and less. How long is your memory? How broad is your memory? How deep is your memory? How high is your memory? When you look at memory as one of greatest of God's potentials functioning through you, you will begin to conquer idle words. – Edna Lister, December 18, 1969.

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Edna Miriam Lister
1884 – 1971
The original Christian Pioneering Mystic,
Platonist philosopher, American Idealist, Founder, Society of the Universal Living Christ, minister, teacher, author, wife, and mother.

Edna Lister

Edna Lister at Paradise, Mount Rainier
National Park, Washington, August 10, 1944.


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