Series 1 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 16
What is meant by holding a person "in the universal"?
16. "The universal" as used in this question means the God consciousness. In God consciousness we can see a person as a spiritual being who is learning to use his physical body as an instrument on which he may play the symphony of life. The wisdom, intelligence, power, and substance of God are given to all men equally, for there is "one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all" (Eph. 4:6). Thus all men are one in God, the universal Spirit of Absolute Good; as spiritual beings, this is our true place. When we hold a person "in the universal" we are seeing him where he really belongs — in a realm of good. If he seeks health, we see him filled with God life; if harmony is needed to adjust his life, we see God's love and wisdom bringing order in his affairs; should prosperity be his urgent need, we see the substance of God filling him to overflowing. In none of these have we attempted to interfere with the individual's freedom.
As mentioned in the previous annotation, a universal treatment blesses everyone. In it we declare the word of God to be active in and through all persons, uplifting, healing, protecting, blessing all. In a universal "treatment" we express a desire for God as divine intelligence, love, and order to have full and free expression in each individual. In the universal we see every person as perfect in his spiritual nature, even as God the source of all creation is perfect.
Preceding Entry: Is it right to give a treatment to any person who has not requested it?
Following Entry: Is it possible to heal all diseases? Explain.