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ETERNAL PROGRESS
AND

THE COSMIC WORLD

L. N.
7,

FOWLER &

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LONDON,

E. C.

1908

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Walking With God.


My

my

God,

Father,

Thy heavenly

Thy

spirit

am

Thine;

riches all are

reigns within

my

mine
heart,

From Thee my

soiil

Wher'er

walk with Thee,

I go, I

Upon my

can not depart.

Thou leadest me
In all my ways Thou art my guide.
For Thou art ever at my side.

I live in

path,

Thee, and think

In every deed
I

consecrate

And

all is

Thy power

my

life to

Thy
is

thought,

sought,

Thee,

ever well with me.

On The

Heights

HEN we transcend the world


of things

and begin to live on

the borderland of the splen-

dor and immensity of the


world,

we

the soul
that

cosmic

discover that the vision of

was

true.

Those

we have dreamed

lofty

realms

of so often

and so long are dreams no more; we


realms to be

those

real,

the

prophetic visions of our sublime

mo-

find

ments are

fulfilled,

and our joy

is

great beyond measure.

The soul no longer dwells

in the

limitations of personal form, but

awakened

to

nificence of

its

the

own

glory

is

and mag-

divine existence.

The mind

illumined by the light of

is

the great eternal sun, and the body

becomes the consecrated temple of


the

The

spirit.

ills

of life take flight,

and we

the imperfect passes away,


find ourselves in

new

earth.

Beautiful
the

a new heaven and

new

beyond description

is

we have now begun


moment is an eternity

life

live;

every

bliss,

and

to live

is sufficient.

simply to

live

to
of

that

We can ask for nothing

more; we have received everything


that the heart can wish for;
in

that higher world

prayer
desire

is
is

answered,

we

are

where

every

where

every

granted, where every need

abundantly supplied we are


;

HEIGHTS, where God

is

is

ON THE

closer than

breathing, nearer than hands and feet.

10

ri

It

world

the

is

the

beautiful,

world into which the Christ ascended

when
and

garment became white as the

his

"And where

light.

shall be also."

we may
while

sun

his face did shine as the

ye

there

The gates are ajar

enter today and dwell therein

still

in personal form.

sublime world of the

when we
begin to

To

am

enter that

life

the

It is

eternal,

life, it is

and

we

then

live.

enter this beautiful world

find the joy everlasting,

is

to

the peace

that passeth understanding, the har-

mony

that

is

divme and as the soul


;

these

symphonies

moimt upon
and soar

to

symphonies

endless

of

is

touched by

heaven,

we

the wings of the spirit

empyrian heights.

11

The

veil of

mystery

we meet Him
great secret

is

taken away,

face to face,

is

and the

"Eye hath

revealed.

not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath


it

entered into the heart of

man what

God has prepared for them that love


Hun;" but now we are ON THE

HEIGHTS,

far

beyond the

of

life

mere man, and we have seen what


eternity has in store.

significance of

life

is

The supreme
revealed, and

when we think that this


own eternal life our

filled

is life

our

hearts

are

with imboimded thanksgiving.

Henceforth we have something to


live for; existence itself

an endless

has become

inspiration; everything

is

animated with a great divine purpose


nothing
all is

is

good.

in vain; all

is

beautiful

and

We have entered into the


12


great truth that

realization of the

"God's in his heaven,

right with

all's

the world," and again our hearts are


filled

with unbounded thanksgiving.

The world
ascended

is

which we have

into

God's

own

world;

it is

the

real world, the true world, the world


of

the

spirit

where

all

things are

created in the likeness of God. There-

and

world,

that

in

fore,

all is well.

It is

spiritual existence,

all

is

right

the world of

where the eye

is

too pure to see anything but that

which

is

good, where the

mind

is

too

luminous to know anything but that

which

is

truth,

wholesome
which
world

is

where the body

too

to feel anything but that

health and purity.

of

is

complete

13

It is

the

emancipation

inheritance

great

the

holds in store for

But

that

eternity

man.

this inheritance is

not simply

for the eternities that are to be;


for all

eternities

now

is

be.

It is

is

now

shall

may

and the
the

the

it is

eternity that

eternities that are to

kingdom

at hand,

the

of

heaven that

kingdom that

evermore be at hand, and we


enter

we begin

many mansions when


live ON THE HEIGHTS.

its

to

14

|HEN we ascend to the heights


and begm to live in the luminous splendor of the cosmic,
our spiritual vision

is

great truth that "there

opened to the
is

another and

a better world." This better world

is

the

home

the

spirit,

It is

not a far away place but a realm

of the soul, the

and now.

walls, its golden streets

of

the celestial city on high.

of the spirit here

spires

kingdom

all

may

Its jasper

and

its

crystal

be found on the shin-

ing shores of the great within.

That

better world

for

some future

the

home

the soul

is

not simply

state of being;

of the soul to-day,

is

awakened

and beauty

of

its

15

it is

and when

to the splendor

own

sublime ex-

istence,

we

shall find that this spirit-

kingdom

ual

home now.

our

is

Though we may manifest


in the world of things, we
in the world of the spirit,

that

we

indeed

To
be in

ourselves
are living

and

know

to

are living in the spirit

that

is life.

ON THE HEIGHTS

live

harmony with

to

the world.

all

we

In this transcendent realm


spiritual

is

are in

touch with the divine side of

We

every living creature.

see

all

things as they are in the true reality


being,

of

and

in

the light of this

reality all is beautiful

and

all is well.

There are no imperfections

HEIGHTS
ing to
life,

is

nothing to censure, noth-

condemn; love

and

ON THE

is

the law of

to love all things at all times

a joy that cannot be measured.

16

In this higher world, to


love,
is

and

since

life is

live is to

boundless, love

boundless; therefore to love

everybody.

love

boundless

goes

circles all things

We

is

to

The love that

is

to

and loves

moment we

all

en-

things.

tenderness the

feel its exquisite

very

things,

all

are on the verge of

the heights, and with the prophets of

other days,

we

declare

is

good to be

are treading

upon holy

depth of the heart,

We

here.

from the very

it

ground and we know that the king-

dom

is

at hand.

When we

enter the

learn the

beautiful

we

understand

then

words of the

and

Christ,

I will give

you

of

secret

those

love;

loving

"Come unto me

rest;*' for

abides forever in the

17

kingdom we

arms

the soul

of Infinite

Love, and this


store.

Well

the rest that

is

may

is

in

the prophet pro-

claim in language divine, "There

is

another and a better world."


This better world
places of the

is

the secret

Most High; that inner

state of divine being

where we enter

and

into oneness with the Infinite,

meet

Him

face

to

face.

It is

the

true house of prayer, the temple of

God, the sacred tabernacle of the

To
with God
soul.

enter therein

to

and keeps

us,

is

to

walk

He protects us
know that He is

feel that

and to

with us always, even unto the end of


the world.

To

dwell in the secret places of the

Most High

is

to live under the guid-

ance of the Almighty; therefore no


ill

can

befall us

we cannot go wrong

18

we

are led by the spirit

and the

spirit

invariably leads towards the heights.

What we may

desire to

know we

shall

be given the wisdom to know; what

we may

desire to do

we

shall be given

the power to do, because


us,

and with God

God

is

with

things are pos-

all

sible.

To be

led by the spirit

into greater

to be led

and greater good always;

the spirit leads


life

is

away from the

ills

of

into the greater joys of life; the

ways

of the spirit are

antness and

and the ways

all

ways

of pleas-

her paths are peace;

of the spirit shall be our

ways when we begin

HEIGHTS.

19

to live

ON THE

HE

supreme goal

life is

of

human

cosmic consciousness

to live in the cosmic world

the sublime world of the spirit


is

the dearest desire of every


It is in

soul.

the

that

it is

this

awakened

cosmic consciousness

fulness

of

divine sweetness of

and

and the

life,

life

realized;

is

in the cosmic that the soul

finds the great climax of every joy


in the world.
It

is

cosmic consciousness that

reveals everything that

is

beautiful, everything that

lofty

is

and

pure and

perfect, everything that is created in

the likeness of the


is

in the

Most High.

It

cosmic that our yoke be-

comes easy and our burden

20

light;

it

is

in the cosmic that

we

find the love

that abideth forever, the power that

cannot be measured, the truth that


gives

freedom to body, mind and

soul, the

wisdom that

is

limiinous as

the light of the eternal sun; and

we

shall enter the splendor of the cosmic

when we
HEIGHTS.

begin

When we

to

ON THE

live

enter the

cosmic we

find the real sweetness of existence;

the

ills

and imperfections

vanished the mind can


;

the body can feel


far

no

because

we

where everything
thing

is

good.

have

know no

pain.

beyond the clouds

fear,

of life

We

of doubt

evil,

are

and

are in that world


is

We

true

and every-

are under the

clear sky of Infinite Light,

on the

verge of the great beyond, on the

21

borderland of the

limitless,

on the

shores of the great eternal sea;

we

have found the heaven of perfect


bliss,

and every moment

is

an

eternity

of ecstasy divine.

When we

have been within the

gates

pearly

cosmic world,

the

of

even but for a moment,

same any more

life is

life is

not the

no longer mere

existence but a sacred something that

we hold
in

too precious to even mention

spoken words.

It is

beyond words,

and beyond thought, too great, too


wondrously beauti-

marvelous, too
ful

mind

for

describe.

to

fathom or tongue

The soul alone can know

we have

tasted

the fruits of the cosmic, the

meat

such a

that

life,

and

after

we know not

than such a

life

of,

can

22

nothing

satisfy.

less

The personal man may

feel

con-

tented to exist in the valley of mere


things, but not so with the
soul.

must

The soul that


live

awakened

awakened
on the mountain tops of
is

the spirit; the joy of the soul

is

ON

THE HEIGHTS,

and we give the

soul

ecstasy

its

greatest

mount upon

when we

the wings of spirit and

soar to empyrian heights.

23

LIVE ON THE HEIGHTS


is

to enter into the realiza-

tion

and the conscious pos-

session of the best that

life

can

give,

not only on the spiritual plane, but on


planes; and the higher

all

we ascend

towards the greater heights the more

we

shall receive of everything that

rich

is

istence

and beautiful

made

The
life

life

It

means

for

the

human

ex-

divine.

sublime

of the greatest

being of

in

is

therefore the

good to the entire

man body, mind and


health, wholeness

body,

soul.

and purity

wisdom, power and

illumination for the mind, and the


glories of the

cosmic realm for the

soul.

24

When we
the body

live

ON THE HEIGHTS

is filled

with the wholeness

of the spirit, the

mind

is

inspired with

power from on high, while the soul


is

basking eternally in the sunshine

of Infinite Love.
life is

Every impulse of

music from enchanted realms,

and every thought

is

an angel,

ant with loveliness and joy.


is life

the most beautiful

To ascend

radi-

And

gift of

to the heights

this

God.
is

to

reach that coveted goal where the


ideal is

made

real,

where every dream

comes true and where every


the

soul

is

transformed into that

tangible something
for so long.

vision of

we have wished

The supreme heights do

not simply present us with the mental


picture of that

ceive ;

which we long

when we reach

25

to re-

the heights

we

receive the substance of things hoped

and the evidence

for

seen.

We

we hoped

receive

of things not

upon earth what

to find in heaven.

In the cosmic world the ideal


real

and the

real

is ideal.

to ascend to the heights

is

is

Therefore,
to find that

our ideals are not mere pictures, but

substantial things
order the product of

realities

higher

manship

And

divine.

of

work-

these sublime

realities are so constituted that

they

can be made tangible parts of daily


personal

life.

becoming

flesh,

unfolded

charm

into

of

This
the

life

the

Word

of the soul

beauty

the

exalted

is

personal

and the
expres-

sion.

To heal

the body

the mind, the secret

96

and emancipate
is

to ascend to

In those lofty realms

the heights.

no

ill

can come to man, neither can

the turmoil of the world affect

anymore.

Whatever

him

his outer con-

may be, he remains untouched,


umnoved and undisturbed. He is
ditions

living in that beautiful

calm "where

dwells the soul serene," and

and

silent

silence

And

still.

out

all

that

of

comes the symphony

is

of

life,

the tender tones of heaven-born music

taking

him away

realms where

to those enchanted

life itself is

an endless

song.

To

feel the

the soul

is

touch of the silence of

to fully understand those

inspired words, "Let not your heart

be troubled" there
;

for us

is

a place prepared

where troubles can never

where pains are forever barred.

27

enter,

This

sacred place
it is

is

the heaven within, and

the will of the

we should

Most High that

now

enter

while

in

still

personal form.

When we
we

live

realize that

ON THE HEIGHTS

we

live

and move and

have our being in a great divine sea.

We

feel that

we

are fully surrounded

by the essence of pure

spirit,

can touch God everywhere.


a world that

is

meaning

of everything.

mysterious any more


full of light

and

clearly

the

Nothing

is

our minds are

and we know the

this truth

We

We are in

luminous with spiritual

and we can see

light,

and we

has made us

also realize that

we

truth,

free.

are in a

world of higher power, and we can


feel

that

power working with us

28

whenever we wish

it

so to be.

This

power

and here we

find

who

live

ON

can never

fail.

is limitless,

why

the secret

those

THE HEIGHTS
They are

carried

on and on

tory whatever conditions


stacles

that

vanish

in

may

to vic-

be.

Ob-

seem insurmountable
a

night,

enemies

are

changed into the most worthy of


friends,

seems

and on the very eve when

lost,

the elements are trans-

formed, the tide turns, fate


quered, and the battle

There

is

may

call

will

most
of

con-

won.

when we
HEIGHTS, because we

upon the power

Supreme, and
It

is

is

nothing to fear

ON THE

live

all

this

of

the

power cannot

fail.

take us safely through the

difficult

conditions,

and the most adverse


and

29

transform

the

'

saddest

states

of

existence

into

world of comfort and joy.

When we
we can
that

it

ON THE HEIGHTS

are

power; we can

feel this
is

moving,

feel

and

changing

transforming everything, causing

all

things to go with us to the goal

we

have in view.

And though

it

may

seem to be a power not our own,


nevertheless,
all

it

is

our own, because

that the Father hath

The
souls

is

is

secret of all great

found in

mine.

and

this higher

lofty

power;

they have ascended to the heights,


they are living on the mountain tops
of the spirit,

and God

is

with them.

They have found that supreme world


where my Father workethand I work,
and whatever they may undertake to
do the same shall be done.

30

Nothing

can stand in their way

what works

them is mysteriously changed,


and proceeds with heart and soul to

against

work

them.

for

Their

greater things are

plans

worked out

for

in a

wonderful manner; their lofty aims


are realized and their dearest desires
fulfilled.

Their secret

are living

is

simple ; they

ON THE HEIGHTS,

and

the limitless power of the Infinite

with them.

31

is

;HEN we

ON THE

live

HEIGHTS we wait eternally


upon the Lord, and they
that wait

upon the Lord

strength.

their

shall

Neither

renew

weariness

nor weakness are possible because in


the cosmic

God and
filled,

world we are one with

to be one with

God

is

to be

through and through, with the

limitless

power

of God.

To wait upon the Lord

is

to give

Most

ourselves

completely

High

to live for the Infinite

it is

when we

live

for

to

the

and

the Infinite, the

Infinite will live in us.

The power

of

the Almighty will be given as freely


as

we can

possibly receive,

and there-

fore our strength will ever be renewed.

32

The

limitations of the person will pass

away, and whatever we

upon

we

to do,

may

be called

shall receive strength

and power in abimdance from above.

become

All things will

cause God

with us, and God

is

we

us because

When we
He

then

possible be-

with

are with God.

choose to go with God,

will

go with us, and we

always choose to go with

we ascend

is

Him when
To

to the heights.

live

in the realms of the life sublime is to


live as

God

lives is to

lives,

and to

as

God

to

live

live

be one with God

and move and have our being in

to

feel that

His presence

is

Him

closer

than breathing, nearer than hands

and

feet.

To
enter

live

into

ON THE HEIGHTS
that

divine

33

is

to

relationship

where we know that

My

Father and

It is in this state

are one.

that

we

behold the face of the Infinite, where

we awaken

to the great truth that His

beautiful

altogether

fairest of ten

thousand to

countenance
lovely

the

is

the soul.

And we
and

are created in His image

Kingdom,

likeness, heirs to His

destined to live

an

destined

manifest

to

same

loveliness, the

same

divinity, the

Him

eternity with

the

same

perfection, the

same supreme

joy.

Beautiful thought, thought of sweetness and peace


this

The mere thinking

of

thought will inspire the soul to

feel the divinity of

existence

where the

and ascend
light of

its

own

to those heights

His glory

forever.

34

exalted

is

shining

When those gentle moments creep


o'er us

those moments that awaken

the tender sweetness of

life,

we long

to be with God,

we

long

to feel His

presence, and nothing else can satisfy


the soul

is

calling for its

and yearning
of Infinite

to be taken in the

The soul

on the verge

it is

arms

Love; and those moments

are sacred indeed.

ened

own, waiting

is

awak-

of another

and

a better world; we are upon holy

ground and should


worship
before
to be

the

r.s

we

we

our hearts in

never

worshiped

are about to be born again,

born of the

arms

lift

spirit, to

be taken in

of love to His secret places

on high.

Whenever the

soul begins to yearn

for the Infinite, the divinity within us


is

awakened, and we are ready to

35

we

ascend to the heights,


for

a better world, and

are ready
it

is

our

privilege to enter that better world,

even now, while

The joys

the

still

in personal form.

heaven are for the present

of

endless present,

that lives

and the soul

ON THE HEIGHTS may

inherit those joys to-day.

The
heights

secret path that leads to the

may

be found in the stillness

To meet

we
must enter the silent within, and when
we enter into His presence we are
lifted at once to the heights.
To be
with Hun is to be ON THE HEIGHTS,
of the soul.

the Infinite

and the beautiful within


ajar to His

the gates

Kingdom.

The sacred
ful within

scribe ;

is

it is

stillness of the beauti-

no tongue can ever deone of those secret places

36

which we are not permitted

of

speak, because
of speech.

it is

beyond the power

To know

the within

must enter the within, and

we

the faith that


the faith we

it

born

is

feel

are touched by the

we

faith is

the open door


of the spirit

to

when

spirit.

The true spiritual faith knows;


knows because it is animated by the

spirit,

inspired by the spirit, illumined

knows the way, it


knows the truth, it knows the life;
by the

spirit;

therefore

if

we

it

follow this faith

we

what we seek; we shall


enter the beautiful within and ascend
shall find

to the glories of the spiritual heights.

To

follow the ascending light of

the true spiritual faith

is

to keep the

eye single upon the great eternal light,

and so long as we see that

37

light

and

that light alone

we

upward

shall pass

and onward eternally towards the


greatest heights of God's transcendent

We

worlds.

shall turn neither to the

nor to the right, because our

left

minds

will be filled

and that

Thus we

life

light,

guide us.

light alone will

shall follow the straight

narrow path
into

with the one

the

the

and

path that leads

limitless

of

life

the

beautiful cosmic world.

To
that

enter into the realization of

life is

to live

from above,

to

have

eternal being in the lofty realms of

the spirit, to be safely fixed

and

to be fixed

of that

on high

unbounded

is

on high;

the secret

spiritual strength

that gives the ascended soul

its

great

The soul that has

invincible power.

gained this power has entered into

38

possession of supreme spiritual

may

tery; such

a soul

eternally

declare,

things

my

truthfully

"None

of

move me any more.

strength and

my

and

these

God

is

power, and His

Will alone shall remain."

39

mas-

HERE is nothing in the world


that will not change,

change

most

and

beautifully

when we begin to live ON THE


HEIGHTS. That which is not good
disappears

completely,

while

that

which is good becomes infinitely better.

And the

secret of this

in the realization of

change

is

found

one of the most

inspiring truths that the

human mind

can ever know.

When we

ascend to the heights

meet the smile

of

God, and

we

"how soon

a smile of God can change the world."

The elements

of life are illumined

with

the radiance of His glory, and the

tenderness of His loving smile in-

40

spires everything to be good, beautiful

We are transported, body,

and kind.

mind and

soul, into

how good

it is

We

a new world, and

to be there.

can see the smile of God in

everything

all

the

reflecting

things

become mirrors,
and the

joyousness

sweetness of the smile from on high.

Darkness changes into


changes

into

pleasure,

light,

pain

tribulation

changes into peace, adversity changes

and

into love,

song.
the

life

becomes an endless

Wherever we go we radiate

smile

of

God,

and

all

things

reciprocate by smiling in return.

come over

great change has

and everybody can see

it.

We are no

longer mere humans, nor do

we

dwell

more we are living


HEIGHTS and we belong to

in the valley any

ON THE

us,

41

There

a higher, finer world.

is

some-

thing in our nature, our countenance

and our speech that


be happy

we

go,

we

and

inspires others to

bring sunshine wherever

to be with us is

a joy that

cannot be measured.

To serve us in every conceivable


manner is counted a rare privilege by
everybody we are giving so much to
the world, and the world gains
;

pleasure
return.

we

from giving us much


Nothing

is

too good for us,

are everywhere in

royal

Our

welcome

is

in

demand and a

everywhere in

friends are as legions

thoughts of love that

we

store.

and the

daily receive

are as numberless as the sands of the


shore.

We

have found the great secret;

we have been ON

THE HEIGHTS; we
42

have seen the smile of God, and how


soon that smile has changed our

Where we saw neither hope


nor opportunity we can now see
both in abundance. We have more
opportunities than we can take adworld.

vantage of and our hopes are becoming realizations, richer by far than

ever

We

expected.

charmed

life

are

living

we
a

and everything we touch

turns to happiness.

The world about us everywhere


reflects the glory of

our

own

joy

we

can see so clearly the good and the


beautiful in everything,

seem

to

make a

and

special

all

things

effort

to

present to us their most beautiful


side

only.

about so
silver

Even

we may

lining,

the

clouds

turn

see nothing but the

and pain

43

cries

aloud.

declaring

it

only

means

to be pleasure

whenever we appear on the scene.

The

we

secret of

it all is

simply

this,

carry with us the smile of God, and

how soon

When we

world.
learn

that smile can change the

how we

because God

are
is

see that smile

made

So great

Infinite that to

of His

in His
is

image and

the joy of the

simply touch the

garment

thrills of

for happiness,

supreme happiness,

and we are created


likeness.

we

is

to feel

sublime ecstasy.

44

hem

a million

[0

LOVE

everybody with the

and the

dearest, the purest

highest love of the soul be-

comes a part
live in

of

itself

life

the smile of God.

inspires

everything

Him who

because

love

comes

it

for

from

All things

love.

is

This smile

heart-felt

real,

when we

were

created in the spirit of love and by the

power of love, therefore

to love every-

thing becomes one of the exquisite


delights of the soul

Him whose

very

The smile

of

when we

life is

God

and when we carry


us,

we

shall

love.

is

gentleness, tenderness

live in

the smile of

and kindness;

this smile

always be kind.

with

Every

thought we think will be a benedic-

45

word we speak will give


peace and harmony to life, and every-

tion, every

we do

thing

will

and happiness

of

add to the comfort

man.

To

very best to the world will

and our

give our

be our

gifts will

be

precious indeed, because whatever

we

dearest desire,

give,

of

we

give also the smile of God.

The more we smile with the smile


God, and the more we live and give

in the spirit of this smile, the

abundantly will

life

more

be enriched with

the treasures of sublime existence.

We

gain happiness from every source

in the

world

the

visible

world and

the cosmic world, because the smile of

God not only is happiness but it


awakens everything that can produce
happiness.

When we

live in that

46

smile every

movement is a pleasure, every thought


is a dancing sunbeam of joy, and
every impulse is a revelation of some
enchanted realm.

fair

It is

then that

work becomes play because


duties are set to the

all

our

music of the

The elements of life glide


merrily and merrily on as if charmed
by the magic touch of some strange
spheres.

And

enraptured power.

it is

true ; all

things within us and about us are

charmed; we are
world

living in

charmed

a charmed

with the smile of

God.

The

forces of adversity, with all

their displeasing conditions,

can enter

our world no more we are living


;

ON

THE HEIGHTS

in the smile of God,

and where God

is

shall find neither

smiling, there

we

sorrow nor trouble

47

When we

nor pain.
heights

we

ascend to the

find healing for the body,

emancipation for the mind and inspiration for

God^s

good

own

it is

We

the soul.

beautiful world,

are in

and how

to be there.

Whatever our conditions may be


in

personal

When

things in store.

wrong

all

is

better

things are

we simply ascend

heights and

to

the

well again.

ON

THE HEIGHTS we
of God,

are

there

life,

meet the smile

and how soon that smile can


That which

change the world.


imperfect passes

away as darkness

before the glory of the rising sun,


the real beauty of
all its lovfiness

When we
we

is

life is

and

revealed in

divine.

ascend to the heights

find that the richness

48

and splendor

of

life is

not simply beautiful in the

highest terms of sense, but that

gorgeous

indescribably

and that the sublimity


dreams

gorgeous,

grandeur

of its

most

our

transcends

far

it is

of the celestial city

exalted

on high.

"Eye hath not seen nor ear heard,


neither hath
of

it

entered into the heart

man what God

them

has prepared for

The under-

Him."

that love

standing of the personal

man

discern these things, but the

soul

ascends

to the

cannot

awakened

heights,

and

beholds what sublime existence has


in store.

to

And it is then that


know that God is

the soul learns


love, that

His

goodness abideth forever, and that

His kindness
Infinite sea.

is

as limitless as the

Everything

49

is

given to

man.

Nothing

is

the Father hath

is

withheld.

mme.

and His good pleasure

Kingdom, but

is

It is

His will

to give us the

Kingdom

to receive the

We must go and

we must go to Him.
live in

All that

God^s world, and God's world

ON THE HEIGHTS.
In the silence of the

spirit,

In the higher reahns above,


In the deeper

life

within me,

In the world of perfect love,


I

have found

And

my

Father's

kingdom

his righteousness divine;

have sought and found my heaven,


And all else is ever mine.
I

From

this higher life within

I shall

me,

nevermore depart,

Living ever in the

spirit,

Seeking Truth with

all

my

heart

Drawing nearer, ever nearer.


To the Source of life sublime.
Ever rising higher, higher.
Through the endlessness of time.

60

To The

Steps

Heights

;HEN we proceed to ascend to


the mountain tops of the
spirit,

we

find

a number of

steps leading to those sublime heights,

and

if

we

follow those steps as they

appear in succession upon the rising

pathway

of

life,

our lofty goal.

we

But we must observe

many, that they

that the steps are

are

all

shall surely reach

necessary parts of the path,

and that each step must be taken as


it

appears

before

us

whether

it

appears in the same manner to-day


as yesterday, or not.
steps are

All of those

met many times on the

upward path sometimes they appear


;

51

sometimes in another,

in one order,

because there must be no monotony


the

in

ascending

life,

and

all

the

elements of the soul must be unfolded


in actual expression.
I.

and

Give your best to the world,


give

greater

in

and

greater

abimdance, regardless of what the


world
will

may

This giving

give to you.

awaken the

soul, because every-

from the

soul,

must come
and the more the soul

called

upon

to

thing that

is

is

to be given

come

precious treasures, the

forth with

more

its

will the

soul live in the unfoldment of the

richness of
that gives

The soul
much becomes much; it
its

divine

gives expression to

life.

much, and through

this expression unfolds every

of divine being.

element

The beauty

62

of the

spiritual life

comes

awakened, and it

is

forth, the soul is

only the awakened

soul that can ascend to the heights.

But

this giving

heart;

it

must come from the

must be the giving

for love gives because

and

for

2.

it

of love,

loves to give,

no other reason whatever.

Live in the world of the good,

the true and the beautiful, and think

on these

things.

Whatever

beautiful, perfect, lofty

is

lovely,

and sublime,

mind dwell with these things,


and let the mind choose such alone
The
for its ceaseless companions.
mind becomes like its constant companions, and it is only the mind that
let

the

and good and beautiful that


can ascend to the heights. The mind
that would ascend to the heights must
is

true

"think beautiful thoughts and send

53


them

on

adrift

eternity's boundless

and must surround

sea",

pletely

itself

com-

with a mighty host of angels

good thoughts, created in the image

and likeness

of Infinite thought.

The

ascending soul thinks God's thoughts


after

Him, and

it is

upon the wings

such thoughts that the soul

is

to the shining glory of the

of

carried

cosmic

realm.
3.

being,

Know

that you are a spiritual

and that you

live

have your being in an


pure celestial

spirit.

are surrounded, here

and move and


infinite sea of

Know

that

you

and now, by the

radiant elements of the cosmic world,

and

in that sublime realization, live,

think

and act

eternally.

To

give

constant recognition to the spirit in

which you

live is to place

64

the elements

of your

with

life

the

and

in closer

closer touch

Thus your body,

spirit.

mind and soul will be spiritualized


more and more, the material elements
of your being will be removed from
your senses and your visions, and

your eyes

will be

opened to the splen-

dor of "another and a better world."


4.

Live

the

in

constant recog-

nition of the great truth that

with you, that


very
of

life,

He

because

your

life.

is

God

is

nearer than your

He

is

Keep

the very Life


this

thought

mind always and draw so


His nearness that you can

before the

near to

feel the glory of His divine


ence.

This will awaken your

spiritual nature

you

pres-

own

means that
with God and

which

will begin to live

walk with God; and those who are

65

walking with God are on the heights


because God
5.

light

is

always on the heights.

Keep the eye

single

upon the
sun, and

of the great eternal

open your mind to the endless influx


of that light.
of the light,

Thus you become

you

full

will actually live in

sea of light, and to live in the light


to be

on the heights.

a
is

When the mind is

illimiinedwith light from above, all the

elements of mind and soul will turn

towards that light as the flower turns


her smiling face towards the light of
the sun; and

when

towards the Infinite

the soul turns

light,

it

to ascend, drawing nearer


to that light.

elements of

and nearer

In like manner,

human

life

look up, and that which


will rise.

will begin

all

the

will begin to
is

looking up

Body, mind and soul will

56

begin to

ascend,

will shortly

standing

mind

reach the lofty goal.

Live

6.

harmony,

and, in

in

of

the

the

under-

spiritual

Open the

truth.

to the truth as

it is

in all things,

and know that every creature


universe manifests truth in

in the

its

own

individual measure.

Recognize the

truth as the source of

all

pression,

and

orderly ex-

live perpetually in that

consciousness that discerns the reality of absolute truth

the truth as

Mind of God. Thus will


your own mind find its true state of
in the

it is

being,

man,

its

to all that is; the

true to
it

true relation to God, to

will

mind

will be

itself, it will

be truth in

know

it

that

is,

itself,

within the

reality of itself, the divine perfection

of truth.

This truth will

67

make

the

mind

free,

and when the mind

is

the soul ascends to the heights.

know

the truth

heights where

all

is

to

live

free

To

on the

things are created

in the beautiful likeness of the Infinite.

7.

Dwell eternally in the highest

spiritual
is

touch with the divinity that

in every living creature.

Live only

with the divine, think only of the


divine, look only for the divine,

know that the


On the heights
in

expression,

divine

is

and

everywhere.

everything

is

divinity

and only those can

ascend to the heights that recognize


the divine that lives in every
expression.

To

consciously

nize the divine in all things,


in

spiritual

form

of

recog-

and

live

touch with the divine

everywhere, the mind must live in

58

that attitude where boundless love

wedded
the

to that realization that

spiritual

Think

nature

of

all

is

knows
things.

of all things as they are in

the perfection of divine

spirit,

and

in that thought love all things with

the infinite tenderness of

boundless

love.

Merge yourself with the univer-

8.

Come

sal.

out from the cramped

world of limitation and enter the

freedom of the

limitless.

There are

no limitations on the heights; we

must

every

eliminate

therefore

thought of limitation before we can


ascend to the heights.

The mountain

tops of the spirit are in the sublime

world of the boimdless, where the


soul

is

free to stretch forth its

and soar wherever

59

it

will.

wings

There

is

nothing in the way; everything


is

free to be all that

all,

unfolds

it

it is,

it is

in being

the

universal,

the

limitless, the endless,

and

is

thus living what

the likeness of God.

9.

Live by that faith that

on the verge
infinite

of the great

sea of

beyond

unbounded

ever

is

the

life;

faith that

knows

real, that

the seeming void

the

that the unseen

rock, that the great beyond

is

is

is

solid

a more

marvelous universe inseparably tmited


with that

which seems

real

This faith knows that

all is real,

God

is

that

may

press

limitless

everywhere,

on

the

now.
that
soul

into the vastness of

worlds and

still

be ever in

the presence of the Most High.

removes the

This

veil that

seems to

separate the world of sense

from the

faith

mrnamffrmwmm

60

universal sea of spirit;

the

mind the

it

reveals to

great truth that

all

worlds, visible and invisible, are one

world, and in this one world

foimd the

many mansions

may

be

of the soul.

This faith takes the soul out of the

when

material into the spiritual and

the soul awakens to the spiritual

it

begins to ascend to the heights.


10.

Dwell constantly in a high

spiritual

touch with the master minds

of the ages.

Feel that you are one

with these in the

spirit

and that by

virtue of that oneness, the secret of


their sublime existence is also being

Nourish the mind

revealed to you.

constantly with the inspired thoughts


of these great souls, thus preparing

the
life,

mind
the

to realize

and express

in real

same oneness that already

61

exists in spirit.

Live, in spirit, with

the Christ, and the true spiritual fol-

lowers

the

of

in

whatever

may

be found.

Christ,

times or places these

Let these be the constant companions


of the soul, for they constitute the

great white throng that

living

is

Whether they be

the heights.

form or not,

if

on

in the

they are in the

spirit

they are on the heights, and to live in


spiritual
is

touch with such exalted souls

to ascend to the heights.


II.

Pray

without

ceasing,

and

the power of heart and

pray with

all

soul, that

you may ascend

into God's

own

beautiful world. Ceaselessly de-

sire

the highest, and inspire every

thought with the soul of this desire.

The action
of the body,

of every desire,

mind

whether

or soul, should be

62

animated with a strong ascending


life.

The whole

made a
faith

prayer

it

life

should be

a beautiful prayer

prayer for the spiritual

of

life

And whatsoever we desire,


or ask for, we should ask
name of the Christ; not

on high.
pray

of

for,

in the

simply in the verbal expression of that

name, but
ing

spiritual

To

name.

that

of

of the

in the spiritual understand-

enter

understanding of the

Christ

when we pray

the

name
is

to

enter into that spiritual world where

everything that

we may pray

for is

already at hand for us to receive.

Whatsoever ye pray or ask


that ye have received

have
it is

it.

It

it

for, believe

and ye

shall

has already been given;

already at hand in the

waiting for us to

63

kingdom

come and take

and

possession;

may

enter the

Am

kingdom and

own
name of

providing

spiritual

conception

our

the

significance of that
12.

Thy

we

Christ,

life

pure

the

in

divine

the

of

name.

in the

to go

Infinite Will, is

receive

enter in the

To

will be done.

the whole of

we

the door;

place

power

with

of

this will,

God always wills to go


The Infinite Will is
to the highest.
ever ascending, therefore when we
and the Will

of

choose to accept this Will as our

will,

When we

will

we

shall also ascend.

to do

what God

live in

His

cause that

wills,

own
is

we

shall

go and

beautiful world, be-

His Will.

It is

His Will

that all should enter His

Kingdom

now, and His Kingdom

ON THE

HEIGHTS.

64

is

My

life is filled

;;

with wisdom,

With power and with love


The light of truth is shining
With splendor from above.

My path is strewn with roses,


My sky is bright and clear
My heart is filled with virtue,
And boundless good

My

life is filled

is

near.

with glory.

With happiness and peace


I*m free from pain and darkness,

From sorrow and

disease.

I live the life of spirit.

The life of love divine


The sweetness of existence
Is

now

forever mint

65

The

Infinite

Soul's

Prayer

Father,

Eternal

Omnipresent
love of

my

Thou
that
is

is

heart and soul

is

highest
for thee.

art all that is beautiful, all

good,

all

that

is

true, all that

divine.

From
is

the

Divinity,

Spirit,

in thee,

mansions,
I

eternity to eternity

and thy house

my

my

of the

everlasting

life

many

home.

behold thy shining countenance,

radiant with loveliness and infinite joy.


I

feel

thy omnipresence, and

know

that thou art closer than breathing,

nearer than hands and feet.

66

Thy

going forth to

Thy goodness
me.

all

the world, an angel

me and

fills

In thee everything

live in

heart,

kindness and sympathy.

peace,

of

my

infinite love is in

thee and

all is

surroimds

is

good.

good in me.
I

am

thy image and likeness.

Thou

art

eternal, without beginning

and with-

Thou

art perfect being,

and

out end, and as thou art, the same

am

I also.

have always lived in thee, and

in thee I shall live eternally ; beautiful,

endless existence divine.


Infinite Father,

beautiful
thee.

that

and

We
is,

God

true, I

of all that

am

one with

are united forever in

for thou livest in

in thee.

67

is

all

me and

Thou

art perfection,

image and

likeness.

and

Thou

am thy

art divine

wholeness, and as thou art, I am, for


in all things I

am

am

am thy

perfect

likeness divine.

and whole

in body; I

pure and clean in mind; I

am

strong and beautiful in soul, for I

am

thy image and likeness.


I

am walking with thee

wherever

go thou art always with me; there-

fore

ness

my ways are ways of pleasantand all my paths are peace.

The shining glory


is

ever before

me;

of thy

kingdom

in the light of thy

radiant countenance do I dwell forever.

Every

istence is

an

moment

of

my

eternity of bliss,

rejoice everlastingly while

ex-

and

my heart is

singing with countless angel throngs.

68

Thy

num-

beautiful children, the

berless souls of thy omnipresent king-

dom, are

with me; they are

all

eternal companions, their faces

my

beam-

ing with infinite joy, their garments

shining with the glory and splendor of

thy limiinous presence.

my body may be, whereever my mind may roam, I am always


Wherever

in thee, living in thy beautiful heaven,

abiding forever in thy arms of tender-

ness and love.

Thy
the

spirit

endless

ever leads

pathways of

lightful journey,
is

and

and

my

guide and

my

de-

life's

Thou
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all is well.

through

that

all

ever coming to me.

safety,

me

is

good

art

my

protection,

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I shall

be taught of thee

needs must

know

dom

that I

at every step of the

The

perfect way.

all

light of thy wis-

shall ever shine

upon me, and

shall think thy thoughts after thee.

Supreme Creator

Infinite Father,

of all the world, thou art

my
my

power; thou art


understanding;

my life and

my wisdom
thou

and

art

my
my
my

my love thou art


peace and my joy; thou art
purity and my wholeness; thou art
my virtue and my supply. From thee
tenderness and

do

I ever receive all that eternal life

can give, the boundlessness of thy


infinite

kingdom.

In thee there
in thee there is

thee there

is

is

wisdom and

light;

power and love;

in

glory and joy; in thee

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there

is

wholeness and strength; in

thee there
there

freedom and

is
is

there

is all

shall be,

Thou

am

in thee

in thee

life;

or evermore

in thee I live

my
is

and move

being.

livest in

that

is

me, and

in thee

is

I in

thee;

me,

for I

in

thy image and likeness.

My

heart

and love

is filled

with tenderness

for all the world ; every soul

in existence
all

that was,

and

and have

all

goodness and truth; in thee

there

and

and peace

virtue

is

is

dear to me, for

we

are

thy children, forever living in thee,

filled

and surrounded with thy tender

love

and

beautiful

care.

and

And

before

me

all is

all is well.

Infinite Father, to

know

thee

is

to

dwell eternally in the secret places of

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the Most High, in the highest heavens,

upon those supreme heights where thy


infinite glory is

And thou

me

shining forever.

hast revealed thyself to

have learned to know thee face

to face

am even now

ful presence,

endless

in thy beauti-

me

and before

pathway

lies

the

of the life eternal;

upward and onward

forever,

ever

ascending into greater and greater


ever

glory,

drawing

nearer

and

nearer to the omnipresent throne of

God.
Infinite Father, I

thee,

and how good

before

me

pathway

all

is

am

forever with

it is

to be here;

beautiful,

glittering

with

my

very

celestial bril-

liancy in the heavenly light of the


eternal sun.

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This

my

all

is life,

and

thank thee with


;

heart and soul I thank thee

forever and ever, for thou art good-

ness eternal, kindness and love divine.

Thus

shall I ever live; filled

and

surrounded with God; walking hand

hand with the great white throng


abiding in the kingdom; living in the
in

great eternal light; giving to all the

world the boundlessness of the


of

from

love

eternally

on

high;

dwelling

upon the sublime heights

divine existence, the shining


tain

gifts

tops

of

the

spirit,

of

moun-

and ever

ascending to the greater glories prepared for

me

in

my

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Father's House.

; ;

^Onward, souls eternal,


Rise and walk with God

Come and tread the pathway


That the saints have trod
Ever upward, onward,
Soar to heights sublime.
Live on

spirit's

mountain

All the days of time.

Onward, souls

eternal,

Rise in

might.

spirit's

Rise to realms supernal.

Realms

of endless light;

Live the
Perfect

life

life

of spirit,

divine.

Live where God's great glory

Evermore

shall shine.

Onward, souls eternal


Sons of God to be
Rise to endless glory,

Power and majesty. 4

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