Tree of Life Lessons
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
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:
FATHER --> to | SUN/SON | | >--> to LITTLE ONES | SPIRIT LAW | |FROM PLEXUS INTO ---> VOICE & PUT FORTH
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.