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The Perfect World

THE PERFECT WORLD
By Lillian Dewaters

What Is Spiritual Consciousness? Spiritual Consciousness is what we see, know and feel within us as Truth and Reality. Here, Spirit holds all things in their true Nature, without need of method, practice or process. Here, Spirit possesses everything. It is the thing it sees and the thing it knows. Spirit and Its Forms are identical—permanent, pure and perfect. Spirit is continual Activity, continual Self-expression.
The important thing to become universally known is the Truth that we are not created beings, that not anything of Spirit had a beginning. There is not subject and object, creator and creation, the incorporeal idea and a corporeal thing. Consciousness, Form and World are the same one—Spirit.
Since God is all Being as the infinite indivisible Whole, and since God is Spirit, one cannot be of God and be a human or mortal being.
Spirit knows Itself to be Spirit throughout Its illimitable total Being and Selfhood. The Infinitude of Being is one Universal Identity, one “I” or “Me.” Whatever the infinite universal Identity is, must also be what each Identity is, for the One Identity as a Whole is each particular Identity. Each Identity is therefore infinite in itself as well as in the infinite Whole; and the Whole exists in each Identity as in Itself. Each individual Identity possesses infinite power, infinite Knowledge, infinite spiritual Consciousness.
Spirit is everywhere Spirit. No separation of Individual from the Universal or individual from Individual exists, but differentiation and distinction everywhere abound. Unique in himself, each is both individual Identity and universal Spirit—changeless, perfect, eternal.
It is asked today, how shall I look upon world conditions? How shall I pray? How can I help to bring an end to the war? Each one must answer these questions from his own state of vision and understanding. Does he know his own Consciousness to be his own Universe—or—does he look outside himself and see an external or objective world? His answer will depend upon where he looks, what he is seeing, and what world he is accepting.
No objective, external or subjective world exists. By spiritual Consciousness only is this seen and known. Each one should ask himself, Is there a world wherein all is Love and Peace and also another world wherein there is warfare, strife and destruction? How many worlds, minds and bodies are there?
The Single Vision is true prayer. It sees as God sees. How can the perfect World be seen? In Consciousness only. The perfect World can be seen by believing and accepting infinite spiritual Mind to be our complete and whole Existence, the All of All; and by identifying our self as this Mind and Self. Here, things are made known to us intuitively: naturally and the things which we see and know spiritually, constitute our World.
To explain how one lives in his own Consciousness, how he sees and knows Reality or the spiritual World, cannot adequately be described. It is intuitional; it is a beholding of things as they are, without corporeality. Spiritual Forms, existing as they do in Consciousness, are distinct, though undimensional. Forsaking entirely an external view of things, and turning wholly and completely within oneself to contemplate what he knows to be the Truth of the World, the Vision will be clear to him. He will see things truly, spiritually; he will know as the one Selfhood. Each must cling to his own Vision of Truth and Reality.
If one would see Being, Body and World spiritually, he must be willing to comprehend that there is one World only—the World of Spirit, God. One will find it simple and easy to look into the World called Heaven or the spiritual World. It is not necessary to close the eyes, though at first one may wish to do so. In his Mind he will be able to see peace, order and harmony, beauty, love and perfection in spiritual World. At once, he will know that no suffering is here, nor war, nor grief, nor separation. All this he will see and feel within himself, for his own Consciousness is his real and true World or Heaven. Seeing spiritually the World as it is in Reality, then, so far as he is able, he must think, live and act from this Consciousness, knowing nothing else is real, nothing else is true, nothing else is present.
Knowing my Self, I see as my Self, I hear as my Self, I live as my Self. As perfect Mind, I accept only the Truth of my Self. My Mind can see and hear and know all things spiritually and perfectly. This spiritual seeing and knowing is true prayer, spiritual realization, spiritual Consciousness—Spirit Itself.

Fidelity

Fidelity
By Lillian De Waters-Who Am I-1942

Looking to God as in the sky or as some other Identity without or within, prolongs one’s journey in a far country…and thus postpones his deliverance, freedom and Self-realization.
Only I Am the Way. Who Am I? I Am the I of you. I Am the Heart, Soul and Being of you. As you cease looking to any other god, and look to Me, the I of you, as your only Saviour, your only Deliverer, then you shall have whatever it is you are seeking; whatever it is you desire; whatever it is you should have to be happy, to be free, to be secure.
Supreme, unconditioned, peerless is the “I” of us all. Verily, the ‘I” is the Christ, the Saviour, the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. The “I” is Reality eternal.
I! the Identity which is all! Which is Self-complete, Self-effulugent, Self-contained. I! The Teacher, the Deliver, the Giver of all good. I! The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Yea, I Am all these things. I Am the Reality of all true Life and Being.
O worship the I, the Self of us all. Who or what can ever satisfy our longings and still our cravings but I, the God-I? who or what can lift out of dark places and bring to secret heights but I, the God-I? who or what speaks in the still, small Voice, softens the heart and mellows the feeling, but I, the God-I?
You who are looking to body, to thought, to mind; you who are looking to teacher, to church, to book; look now to your real Self, the God-I, and here you shall find Completeness, Perfection, All, even as in the forever.
Only to the extent that one accepts and receives the Truth of Being—that Oneself is the God-I—shall he possess the Kingdom prepared for him from the beginning of the world. None can rightly lay claim to it in any other fashion.
My Self is my Inspiration, my Illumination, my Revelation and Light. My Self is Self-revealing, Self-supplying, Self-contained and Self-complete. Look not up, out, nor in. In one’s own Reality, he is none but I, the God-Self, I.
Is there any body, is there any thoughts, any mind, any self but the perfect, all-glorious Selfhood of us all? Then why consider any other body, any other thoughts, mind or self?
Look to the One alone as All-In-All…above all else…supreme over all…Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent.
A new Day, a new Order of life has come, and is here. Let the dead bury their dead, but look thou to the perfect Self as your very Own.
For all those who are ready and willing to put away that which is imperfect for the Perfect which is now come, the finished Kingdom is at hand…the Realm of the promised Land, is Here and Now.
Certainly, “Of that day and hour knoweth no man.” I may appear to come as a thief in the night, yet I Am ever with you…and will never leave you nor forsake you.
Identify yourself with Me and shall know Peace and Harmony, Inspiration and Light. Why wait longer?

Fidelity

Fidelity
By Lillian De Waters-Who Am I-1942

Looking to God as in the sky or as some other Identity without or within, prolongs one’s journey in a far country…and thus postpones his deliverance, freedom and Self-realization.
Only I Am the Way. Who Am I? I Am the I of you. I Am the Heart, Soul and Being of you. As you cease looking to any other god, and look to Me, the I of you, as your only Saviour, your only Deliverer, then you shall have whatever it is you are seeking; whatever it is you desire; whatever it is you should have to be happy, to be free, to be secure.
Supreme, unconditioned, peerless is the “I” of us all. Verily, the ‘I” is the Christ, the Saviour, the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. The “I” is Reality eternal.
I! the Identity which is all! Which is Self-complete, Self-effulugent, Self-contained. I! The Teacher, the Deliver, the Giver of all good. I! The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Yea, I Am all these things. I Am the Reality of all true Life and Being.
O worship the I, the Self of us all. Who or what can ever satisfy our longings and still our cravings but I, the God-I? who or what can lift out of dark places and bring to secret heights but I, the God-I? who or what speaks in the still, small Voice, softens the heart and mellows the feeling, but I, the God-I?
You who are looking to body, to thought, to mind; you who are looking to teacher, to church, to book; look now to your real Self, the God-I, and here you shall find Completeness, Perfection, All, even as in the forever.
Only to the extent that one accepts and receives the Truth of Being—that Oneself is the God-I—shall he possess the Kingdom prepared for him from the beginning of the world. None can rightly lay claim to it in any other fashion.
My Self is my Inspiration, my Illumination, my Revelation and Light. My Self is Self-revealing, Self-supplying, Self-contained and Self-complete. Look not up, out, nor in. In one’s own Reality, he is none but I, the God-Self, I.
Is there any body, is there any thoughts, any mind, any self but the perfect, all-glorious Selfhood of us all? Then why consider any other body, any other thoughts, mind or self?
Look to the One alone as All-In-All…above all else…supreme over all…Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent.
A new Day, a new Order of life has come, and is here. Let the dead bury their dead, but look thou to the perfect Self as your very Own.
For all those who are ready and willing to put away that which is imperfect for the Perfect which is now come, the finished Kingdom is at hand…the Realm of the promised Land, is Here and Now.
Certainly, “Of that day and hour knoweth no man.” I may appear to come as a thief in the night, yet I Am ever with you…and will never leave you nor forsake you.
Identify yourself with Me and shall know Peace and Harmony, Inspiration and Light. Why wait longer?

Self-Realization

Self-Realization
By Lillian De Waters-Who Am I-1942

There is but one I or Us. To you who read—Are you identifying yourself with this I or with another?
For instance, are you identifying your thinking with the perfect Self or do you claim identification with another mind which you hope to spiritualize in order to have more prosperity in your daily living?
Do you call yourself a Truth-student, but not the Truth itself? A follower of the Light, but not the Light itself? Emphatically and undeniably, one’s true identity is not with student, but with Truth. Not with I-shall-be-when-I-become, but with I-Am-Now. Not with at-onement, but with I Am I. Verily, to deny this is to assert a Selfhood apart from God.
To label oneself student, follower, reflection, is to remain in ignorance; and so to perpetuate self-delusion—virtually, to deny Me. For I Am none of these! Seest thou this?
Why expect as an idea or expression to accomplish anything that has not already been established in your real Identity and perfect Selfhood?
Truly, the crucial question for each to answer is this: with whom am I identified? Whom do I call myself? Dear One, do you see the grave difference between a seeker of Light and Light itself? A seeker seeks because he believes, I-am-not. Light knows, I Am.
Be still, and know that there is no identity but I Am I.
It is written, Jesus identified himself with the God-I. moreover, he told us to keep his sayings, and follow him, promising, “Where I am, there ye may be also.” As long as one identifies himself with manifestation, man, he can never bring himself to say and know, I Am the Light of the World.
Cease your endless quest. The time is at hand. The hour has come for your awakening.
Take My Name upon you. Learn of Me, and have no other instruction before you. Consider Jesus, the Light of the Bible. Did he teach that he was a student, idea, reflection? Emphatically, No. did he teach that he was individuality, man? No! Then why follow any other teaching?
Lovest thou Me more than these—more than any of these contrary teachings? If so, then speak aloud—I am the Truth, not a student…I am the Light, not a seeker…I am I, not a follower…I Am That I Am, not man nor expression.
Make yourself heard wherever possible!
Whosoever will, let him come. Come and identify with Me, and with Me alone. Call no other your Self. Call no other your mind, thought, body, world. I am All of you. I am your Only Reality
Preach the Truth as I. speak the Truth as I. know the Truth as I. is there any Way other than “I”? I know not any.
Seek no further for a way unto Me, for whilest you seek for Me, you are turning from Me. Whilst you look afar off, you cannot see Me. Whilst you think, you cannot hear Me. Cease your looking-seeking-thinking-striving to become what you are.
I, your perfect Self, am never absent nor distant from you. I never fail. I change not. I am the Able-to-do-all-things. Nothing is impossible to Me. All power is given unto Me in Heaven and in earth. Verily, thou canst not be another!
“I, I, I, I Itself, I
The inside and outside, the what and the why;
The when and the where, the low and the high,
All I, I, I, I Itself, I.”
Dear One, can you see now that one should not presume to separate the I Am into parts, or distinct entities, calling one Mind, another Spirit, another Life, and so on? I Am one complete and indivisible Whole.
Not yet aware of the importance of this spiritual demand and prerequisite, unwittingly one places attention upon divine Mind, for instance, as the Source of true and right thinking; Life, as the Source of immortality; Spirit, as the true Substance, and so on.
Even such high vision as this veils the Majesty and Sovereignty of the Self.
Does the Self say, I have perfect Mind, I have perfect thoughts, I have perfect expression? What does the Self say? The Self says I Am That I Am—ALL
Does the Self say, Worship Mind; worship Spirit; worship Principle; worship Consciousness? The Self knows—I am Self-complete; I am Self-contained; I am the indivisible Whole.
For instance, a rose has petals, but do we give attention to the petals or to the rose? Naming the Self—Principle, Mind, Spirit, and then directing attention here, prevents the full and complete vision of the Self as Above All, consequently often delaying one’s experience of complete harmony and freedom.
When one has a rose, he has all the petals also. Similarly, when one is identified with the Self, he identifies himself with Mind and Principle as well.
Verily the Self, as the Whole, is Omnipotence, Omniscience and Omnipresence. Self-contained…indivisible…Self-complete.

Totality Of The Self

Totality Of The Self
By Lillian De Waters-Who Am I-1942

Truth is not another being with whom you are to seek union, oneness or at-one-ment. Seest thou this? True instruction has but one Answer—I Am the Truth! I Am Me!
As an image, what can you do or be? As a reflection, what can you think or say? As a student, when shall you ever arrive? As a teacher, when shall you ever know? As a follower, when shall you ever become? Verily, the blind lead the blind; both to fall into the ditch which they make.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me! No other instruction. No other leader nor teacher. No other way. I alone am the Truth. I alone am the Way. Worship nothing and no one but Me, the one and only Me.
All the while one seeks for Reality, Heaven, Peace, all the while he labors to become healthy, wealthy, wise, he is the Perfect right where he stands…yet knows it not. He needs to lose ignorance, darkness and deception. Then he wakens as from a dream, to exclaim, “There is no road nor path to Perfection. The Self is here and now; and alone.
The only paradox is ignorance. Believing himself to be another, not the one he really is, one sets out an endless journey to find himself. Of course, on his journey he is never farther away nor nearer. At any moment on his travels he can say, “I need go no further; I am here.”
Quest and search have no end until he who seeks finds the One whom he is seeking to be his own Reality, his very own Self.
Where is the master? Where is the student? Where is the teacher? Where is the disciple? Verily, they are no part of Me, the Self. They all pertain to man.
Is the “I” located in India? Is the “I” embraced by some particular church, organization or doctrine? Where is the “I” found? The “I” is found only in “I.”
Some may say, “I am not yet the “I.” I will be when I realize it…I will be when I make union with Christ; or demonstrate over my problems.”
The Voice of Eternity reverberates—“I never knew you.” With or without any proof; with or without any demonstration; with or without any overcoming—I AM THAT I AM.
No seeking nor searching in the wilderness of man will ever be enough to find me. No personal surrender or renunciation will ever be enough. No personal demonstrating or tarrying will ever be enough. No personal spiritualization or regeneration will ever be enough.
Lo, there is not enough of all the devices under the sun, nor enough of all the inventions of the human thought, to satisfy the craving for enoughness, except—I Am I.
Therefore, think it not sufficient to be at-one with Me, nor value at-one-ment as your goal. There are not two of us. There is but ONE I or US; One Selfhood. This is TOTALITY…ALL
I Am the reality of the one called “Mary.” I Am the reality of the one called “John.” I Am here. I Am there. I Am everywhere the same. I Am the Infinite and Universal. I Am Totality…I Am All.

“If I Be Lifted Up”

“ If I Be Lifted Up”
By Lillian De Waters-Who Am I-1942


Believe no longer, I must overcome; I must demonstrate; I must pray. Identify yourself with Me, and believe, I am Perfect; I am Free; I am Divine.
“I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.”—John 12:32.
Do you yearn for Me? Do you look and search for me? The place whereon thou standest is where I Am. Say not, I am thinking, working, laboring to become. Say, I AM; It is I!
Lift up the “I” as the First, and the Last. “I” am the Light and the Effulgence. “I” am the Promise and the Fulfillment. Ever “I” am yours, and ever you are Mine. Ever you are “I”, and ever I am ALL.
I-I decree, and it come to pass. I-I will extend peace like a river, and glory like a flowing stream. I-I have not gone nor have I come. Ever I Am without beginning or end.
“I am the Lord, that is My name, and My glory will I not give to another.” As in light there is and can be no darkness whatsoever, so in Me there is and can be nothing physical, nothing human, nothing mortal nor persishable whatsoever.
If I be lifted up from the earth, the Red sea vanishes, and dry land takes its place. Neither can any Jericho walls withstand Me. Nor can age, war, limitation or death associate with Me.
I give you health. I dry your tears. I fill your purse. I give you peace. Whom have you in heaven but Me? And there is none upon earth to be desired but Me. Your flesh and your heart faileth, but I Am the strength of your heart, and your portion forever.
The fact is—“I” and your-Self are identical. There is no difference between Me, your-Self and the Truth.
Are you reading and talking about the one divine Self, yet associating with another self to be spiritualized or redeemed? Answer thou Me. How can you hope to ever reconcile such incredulous contradiction and inconsistency?
To the extent that you cease to falsely identify yourself with another, you will find yourself to be I alone.
I, blessed, majestic Self! I, mighty, glorious Self! I, all satisfying, revealing Self! I, all-perfect, free Self!
There is no Teacher, Revelator, Light, but I, I, I. There is One King of kings, One Lord of lords. This is I, I, I.
Greater than the force of all human thoughts and words, mightier than the control of all powers, occult or mental, is My Supremacy and Omnipotence…one’s very Own.
Attainment is not to be attained. Attainment is I. Perfection is not to be earned nor achieved. Perfection is I. Purification is not to be developed. Purity is I.
Therefore, dear One, an you see how foolish for anyone to believe that the surrender of his personal impurities or imperfections of mind, body or affairs, shall enable him to achieve the harmony and purity of Being? Never will any form of sacrifice, prayer, treatment or device deliver the purity, goodness and wholeness which on so constantly craves.
Why is this so? Such craving is the result of the age-long mystification, the mistaken conviction that one is man, and not I. Only enlightenment and true identification can free from such dark pools of ignorance.
Only ”I” satisfy. Only “I” fulfill. Only “I” am the Great Answer.
Listen! Deliverance to Purity, Goodness and Wholeness cannot be accomplished by way of mental attainment, acquisition or achievement of any kind. Neither shall any powerful emotions, renunciations nor silences be sufficient to bring forth or to pass that which has been established, and is finished forever and for eternity.
Lift up the “I.” Seek Me no longer amongst dead practices, outgrown teaching, ritualistic religious ceremonies. You can find Me only as I Am!
I Am the Unconditioned… I Am the Unlimited Absolute… I Am one’s very Own.

Living Waters

Living Waters
by Lillian De Waters- Who Am I-1942

When one says—I am the Truth, he should be ready to accept the sacredness of this statement…and willing to fulfill the requirements thereof.
As a mere mental declaration of fact, this statement will yield little or no dividends. Indeed, one will find it wisdom not to be a mouthpiece for ME unless he is prepared to live and act in harmony with Me. Let each one who reads this decide within himself just how ready and willing he is to Leave All And Follow Me.
Is it not mockery for one to repat the words, and claim the right of the Self, while still unwilling to fulfill the requirements thereof? Verily, verily, one’s realization of Reality and Being should come from the depths of the heart, and never be used as mere mental remedy or relief.
How easy for one say that he has put his mind upon a thing; whereas the Spiritual requisite is that everything be done from the heart. To be of any genuine value, spiritual understanding must have its roots deep in the heart: for the heart is the center from which all inspiration springs.
For stance, unless a book is written from the heart, it has no spiritual foundation nor appeal; thus gives no lasting benefit to anyone. Whereas, written from the heart, it blesses everyone ready to receive it. Ever, heart speaks to heart.
What must be surrendered? Deception, sleep, ignorance, dream. How shall one make such surrender? First of all, give the heart over to obtaining Knowledge and Light. Let love and desire for Enlightment and Truth be supreme in one’s affections and aims.
For stance, how futile any attempt to control one’s thoughts otherwise. Never can anyone successfully fight them, resist them, overcome them, push them away, nor run from them. And why is this? Because by any of these efforts he ignorantly places reality and power in a mind which has no existence at all.
Why does wrong thinking or discordant feeling sometimes continue in spite of one’s earnest spiritual realization? One must know that such does not exist at all in the God-Self. Such thinking and feeling persists only because the complete identification has not yet been fully made and sustained.
In the interval, or until one functions more fully from the state of awareness, let him learn that discord of any and every kind is self-deception; therefore his release is not at all in the control of wrong thoughts or discordant conditions, as it seems, for these inhere in the deception. He himself must be set right. He must be undeceived, and have his eyes opened to the facts.
There is no alternative. Thus it was that Jesus aptly and plainly stated, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
One’s only true escape and deliverance from distress, discord, sorrow or limitation of any kind, is to seek Enlightment, Knowledge, Truth. It is then he comes face to face with himself as he really is. Enlightened and awakened, he sees things in their true light; deception and ignorance vanish, and the thoughts therein and thereof are blotted out…Then harmony reigns here and now, and always.