Series 1 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 17
How does one come into conscious unity with God?
17. One comes into conscious unity with God first by thinking about God and man's relation to Him, then letting the Truth become a part of the feeling nature so that one no longer merely thinks about God, but feels His indwelling presence.
"'Conscious oneness with the Father' means that we are able to feel — not merely think about — the Christ or God-presence within, the 'Father' of our human consciousness. With the revelation of God as immanent in us, we come to know with deep feeling that our true nature is one with and the same as the God nature . ... there is a vast difference between merely being intellectually aware of Truth principles and actually knowing Truth (God) and rightly using the principles. We can see, then, that we have to add feeling to our thinking in order to reach the state of knowing that is 'conscious oneness with the Father'" (How I Used Truth Lesson 11 Annotation 5).
Conscious unity with God comes from identification with God. We identify ourself with God through I AM. "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalms 46:10). We silence or quiet all that is "of the earth earthy" and contemplate that which God is. We let our human consciousness expand to encompass God's greatness, His power, His might. Then we let our heart dwell on His love for the "little things," the tiny insects, the blade of grass, for all are the object of His love and care. From the greatest to the least, all are expressions of God's Being—therefore, each one of us is one with all life. Each can say for himself: "I am all that God is; God is Mind; I am idea; and I live to be, to bring this idea into manifestation in all the fullness and glory of the likeness of God. I am consciously the son of the Almighty."
Preceding Entry: How are we helped by affirming Truth?
Following Entry: What is meant by "holding a thought" as used in connection with prayer?