Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
What would it be like if a person were born into, and lived in, a world of advanced thinkers? What knowledge would such advanced thinkers have at their disposal? What would they value most in all of their highly developed thinking? Let us first define what is meant by advanced thinkers.
An advanced thinking society would be one where the discoveries of science and spirituality have merged, and people would see that they complement and add to one another. Mysticism itself would be considered a divine science, or science of the soul. Scientists and mystics would walk arm in arm, embracing the common truths revealed, and people would be taught from childhood the ancient mystical truths that are increasingly confirmed by science.
The primary mystical truth is that there is but One Life, One Mind, and One Spirit in the physical and other dimensional universes, manifesting itself as all human beings. This truth can be verified through practices of deeper forms of meditation and similar practices that tend to explore the depths of the psyche. Advanced thinkers would base their lives on this mystical truth and live their lives accordingly.
Recognizing but One Life/Mind/Spirit in the Universe, advanced thinkers would tend to be more compassionate, more forgiving, and more understanding of others, as well as of themselves. Such a society would, therefore, favor peace and goodwill between individuals, as well as between nations.
Anything based on the greatest of all mystical truths possesses the energy or dynamics to literally invoke the divine or mystical power from within. The reason for this is that when advanced thinkers think in the manner that there is but One Life/Mind/Spirit manifesting as us all, they are thinking as God thinks. The more you think as God thinks, the more you are one with God, which invokes God’s mystical power into your life. Mystical power can come to you in the form of intuitive guidance, creative ideas, inspiration, healing, and focused will. Through such divine attunement, advanced thinkers have more of God’s mystical power working in their lives, for the good of others as well as themselves.
The most important thing for you to understand is that although you were not born into a society of advanced thinkers, you, yourself, can be an advanced thinker—a beacon of light in this world that is filled with so much darkness of mind and soul. When Christ said, “Know the truth and the truth shall set you free,” he was referring directly to the one great truth of One Life/Mind/Spirit existing as all of us in the Universe.
Every time you meditate, to some degree you are integrating a portion of your unconscious mind into your conscious mind’s activity. This is bringing God’s advanced thinking process into your own conscious thinking process. The result is that you become—and are a part of—God’s advanced thinking. Because of this, you are an advanced thinker, able to see things more as they are, rather than what they seem to be.
Through the studies of Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and similar people, did you ever notice that they possessed compassion, understanding, and forgiveness for others? Each of them was an advanced thinker, who, in their own way, thought as the mind of the Infinite or Universal Mind would think. As a result, each was able to leave the world a far better place when they departed from it.
Advanced thinkers know that they are one with God’s Presence at all times. Wherever you are, whatever you may be doing, you are aware that a portion of Universal Mind or God is right there within you at the center of your mind. You understand that no matter what is taking place, God is right there with you, guiding and assisting you to understand, comprehend, and act with wisdom. This is especially true in your interactions with others and with society as a whole.
Having a spiritual attitude or outlook creates a surface or conscious state of mind that invokes God’s mystical power from the innermost center of consciousness within you. Keep in mind that mystical power is not power over others, for God grants the choice of free will. Rather, mystical power is power over yourself, the lesser part of your mind or personal ego from which you have advanced.
As an advanced thinker, you are very much aware that all human beings are intended to serve one another. An advanced thinker knows that if every soul gave service to other souls, everyone would be taken care of, and God’s love would be supremely manifested, or “The spirit made flesh,” as referred to in the Bible. As an advanced thinker, you are as much concerned about the welfare of others as you are concerned about your own welfare. Because of this, it is a natural part of your thinking to be on the alert as to how you might be of service to others. You are also aware that the greatest service you can provide is that of a spiritual way-shower.
An advanced thinker is not seeking demonstrations for the sake of demonstrating. Because an advanced thinker’s consciouness is so attuned mystically to the consciousness of God within, it is God who places the idea of what is needed in an advanced thinker’s mind, and proceeds to materialize it as a physical demonstration. Prayer, visualization, metaphysical treatment, and such, are then just the cooperation of the conscious mind with the Divine Universal Mind of God to make it so.
Only the Presence of God, having surfaced into your conscious thinking, can make you an advanced thinker. To be an advanced thinker, in meditation see the oneness with God’s Presence within yourself.
Dr. Paul Leon Masters
Text taken from Dr. Paul Leon Masters’ “The Theocentric Way of Life,” Volume 3: Module 14.
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