Tree of Life Lessons
A blessing is the movement of power, force, energy, and life. It may be given in two ways--either by the laying on of hands, or by prayer. When giving a blessing, you must find out what the person needs. You make a mental image of that need.
If you are with a person, and you lay your hands on him, draw the power, force, energy, and life down within him to fill that form or image. Then, the blessing has been accomplished.
When you are blessing someone who is not present with you, see the particular need of the person. You make a mental image of that need, and you fill that need within that person with power, force, and energy. Then you know that need has been fulfilled. Drawing the power, force, and energy within that pattern gives life to that pattern so it will manifest.
There are many different types of blessings which fulfill the needs of man outwardly or inwardly, such as a blessing of strength. When giving a blessing of strength, you see the person acting strong. You draw the power, force, energy and life to that person.
Your thinking of seeing him strong is what determines that blessing because it is through your thoughts that the pattern is set up to be filled. In your seeing the person strong is the making of the pattern. Then consciously drawing the power, force, energy and life to him is the fulfilling of the pattern, which will then manifest.
There are many people in the religious fields, who make a statement that is well known, "May the Lord bless you." The reality for this to take place when you say, "May the Lord bless you," is that you see it being done. Giving a blessing isn’t just some religious jargon. It isn’t just words. It is real! Things take place!
The real spiritual world is a world of movement--a world of action, and real movement. When Jesus laid His hands on a person and said, "Be thou blessed," they were really blessed in the highest sense. He gave unto all of God’s children this function.
In order for you to give blessings, you must know.
The power of God is seen by seeing this world. This world we live in is real. It came about by God seeing this world, and filling the form with power, force, energy and life. This is how this world came into existence. His Pattern and Way of doing things is the Way and Pattern for man to do things.
If you know God is real, then you can give a real blessing. If God is a mental concept or some nice idea to you, please tear up your shingle and go home, for you are doing no one any good.
Every man should be a servant of God. Either you are serving God, or you are serving you--yourself--and your petty little desires, which the Bible called "Beelzebub."
A priest is one whose whole life--inwardly and outwardly--is a conscious movement of service to God. His whole life is a giving of blessings to his fellow man which brings him closer to the Creator.
Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree Discussing things as they’re said to be.
One monk said, "Now listen, you two, There’s rumors about, that just can’t be true
That man descended from our noble race; Why the very idea is a disgrace."
"No monk ever deserted his wife, Starved her babies and ruined her life;
And you’ve never known a mother monk, To leave her babies with others to bunk,
Or pass them along from one to another, ‘Til they scarcely know who’s their mother."
"And another thing you’ll never see, Monks build a fence around a coconut tree, Forbidding all other monks to taste, Even while coconuts go to waste;
Why if I’d build a fence around this tree Starvation would force you to steal from me."
"Here’s another thing a monk won’t do: Go out at night and get on a stew;
Use a gun, or club, or knife, To take some other monkey’s life.
Yes, man descended, that we clearly see, But, my brothers, not from our family tree."