Tree of Life Lessons

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It is foolish to pray to God to cure a disease, while we continue to violate some

natural law that has caused it. We cannot ask Him to suspend temporarily all

His laws on earth and, through an outstanding miracle, cure us of disease while

we are indifferent regarding our duties and obligations.


Mere words without deeds on our part are not sufficient. We must have faith in

the perfection, magnificence, and immutability of Godís laws and of Godís power.


The mystic knows well that God will never revoke, or even slightly modify, any

one of the fundamental laws existing in the universe. Hence, he never asks God

to set one of them aside. But the mystic may pray, will pray, and otherwise bring

about a different form of manifestation of the Law consistent with the purpose

and motive in back of the action of the Law.


The man, who discovered that whenever lightening struck the lightening rod on

the roof of his house, the water in his well was purified because the rod had a

slight connection with the water pipes, produced only a change in the

manifestation of the fundamental law by putting the end of the lightening rod

down into the well itself, so that the whole well full of water would be clarified

by the action of the lightening.


The fundamental Law was in the fact that the lightening would go to ground,

and there spend itself harmlessly. But the man directed that law so it would not

only spend itself harmlessly, but constructively in purifying the water. Did he

change a fundamental law? Or, did he direct the law into a different

manifestation by looking at the secondary principles involved, and directing



When man found that water dropping over a cliff had power to destroy things

beneath by its weight, he invented the water wheel so that the law in the action

of dropping water would manifest differently--constructively instead of

destructively. No law was changed, but other laws were properly applied to the

fundamental one.


This is the work which the mystic does. It is the work you must do in the

attainment of mastership over the finite part of your existence.


Prayer is the lifting up of heart--emotional and unemotional--to the Creator in

words. Words produce a rate of vibration--rhythm--measurable as it leaves the



Voice is a sound. The whole system vibrates creation--rhythm. The pulse of the

body varies. We set it in motion and it does the work.


If we raise enough feeling, confirmation and realization within ourselves, the

prayer will get through the inner form--the spirit of the individual. Prayer

should be creative, and then prayer is working through Law. The power is

flowing through us, and pictured or imagined.


Jesus set a new pattern:




Pray just once. Donít peek back over your shoulder at it. But you can re-affirm a

prayer if needed.


Meditation is the vehicle or formula through which prayer works.


If not scientifically correct, the method is not spiritually correct.


The perfect prayer contains:


1. Praise, glory and worship to the Creator (see Psalm 69:34 & St. Matthew 6)

2.Thanksgiving for His many benefits.

3. Supplication for those things we require or want.


If we want a thing bad enough, and voice it, the Law will open the door.

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