Dialogue on Awakening
"As you fill your lives from day to day and hour to hour with words and deeds, I would suggest that many times you overlook the feelings that accompany the words and the deeds. Often the feelings are uncomfortable, generating fear and apprehension. I would suggest they are still well worth paying attention to because it is the habit of learning to be in touch with those feelings that opens the door to the truer feelings, those of peace and joy, the feelings that ultimately bring us into our awareness of Being, of being the true extension of God.
It will also be in your paying attention to the feelings that do generate fear that you will find it easier to let go of them as you compare them to the feelings of peace. I could speak to you in volumes about how to let go of fear, of why to let go of fear, of the unreality of fear, but it would be rare if any of these words really captured your attention. It will be the feeling of peace, it will be your experience of being in the space of knowing that you are well entrenched in the Mind of God where there is no fear, that will then make it far easier for you to discredit the feelings of fear that are generated when you forget who you are.
So my suggestion is simply this; surrender to your feeling, whatever it may be, surrender to it because it will be your closest communication to the Being of your Self." Dialogue on Awakening, page 54
"Words are tools of the intellect. Feelings are expressions of your spirit. Allow the words to communicate as clearly as possible the feelings of love you would have them do, but please do not be bound or separated because the words would have a different meaning to those whom they are offered. When you stand in the presence of extending the love of your Being with no words being necessary, then miscommunication is impossible. Ask yourself how many times, as you have attempted to communicate and felt yourself to be quite clear, there were, nevertheless, misunderstandings. Please hear my point. Go beyond the words. Reside in the feelings that represent who you are and know that the recognition of you is most clearly expressed by that and that alone." Dialogue on Awakening, page 116
"The love that is present within you is a wondrous thing to share. It is your sharing of this love that is the most significant thing you do. Again, it becomes a matter of allowing the feeling to become the focus. Words can be perceived and misperceived, but they are at all times within the realm of perception. It is when you allow yourself to become fully immersed in the feeling of your Being, in the feeling of love, that you will communicate who God is. When you try to rationally explain what it is you feel a need to do, it is precisely this: to communicate the Love of God. This will not happen with words. This does not take place through something which you call understanding or knowledge. This happens only through your allowing yourself to be the expression of what you are and that only occurs through feeling. It only occurs through your acknowledgment of what is You and trusting, wholly trusting, that your seeing of who You are is the single greatest enabling device to trigger the memory of anyone." Dialogue on Awakening, page 143-144
"When you become aware that all the planning and managing you have to do is to clearly align your focus on the feeling you wish to have from your experience, you will have defined the meaning it holds for you. All the details necessary to facilitate that meaning, that occurrence, will happen without any additional effort on your part." Dialogue on Awakening, 3rd edition, page 170
"The science of music is the knowledge of how Nature proceeds in this beautiful region of creation in which so much of pleasure for mankind is found, and meet expression for the praise of God. "Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast;" how much more to gratify the civilized and educated ear; to stir with inspiration the prophetic gift; to comfort the troubled heart; and to draw forth the best feelings of our nature." [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 20]
Why do we compound? Because it produces variety, and variety is one of the aspects of the beautiful; Nature loves and abounds in variety, without violation of her unity. And further, all creation throbs with sympathy, one thing feeling and tending toward another, nothing content in isolation; and compound chords are chords reaching out after assimilation to an affiliation with other adjacent chords, that they may be able, through something in [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 70]
Reflections on the scheme
—Our present powers are as darkness groping after light
—A quotation from Milton compared with the scheme
—Major and minor chords respond to our feeling
—Milton had a glimpse of the laws of Evolution
—Evade the belief of the development of trinities from unity and the scheme falls into ruin, . . . . . . 43 [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Table of Contents4 - Harmonies]
Harmony expressed by pulsations, ebb and flow, stress and accent
—Necessity of combining religious feeling with natural science in true music
—Remarks on the new College of Music, . . 50 [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Table of Contents4 - Harmonies]
The armies of Faith and Science, instead of fighting side by side, too often oppose each other, and as the Archbishop of York remarked in his speech at the last meeting of the Christian Evidence Society, "The undue disposition on the part of Science to come into conflict with Religion, stirs up, on the part of Religion and religious men, a disposition to quarrel with Science." Indeed we all deeply need more solemn feelings of our own littleness, and the greatness of our Almighty Creator. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Reflections on the Scheme3, page 45]
"Harmony must be looked at in two ways at least: first, up the score from bottom to top—the perpendicular view; second, along the score from side to side—the horizontal view. Then as to its periods or pulsations—its to and fro, its flow and ebb. This brings us to rhythm and measure. At the bottom of these lie what is called stress or accent—emission and remission—strong and weak: of these the bar in modern music is an outward and visible sign of certain facts which ought to be in the music, but which, if not in the music, the presence of the bar is of no avail. The bar cannot give stress or accent. 'Wherever there is time, there must be accent;'* but the tick of a clock has no accent. Hullah (or Chorley) should have said life." "The semitone makes music. What operation has it upon the accent or to and fro? It creates the call, it supplies the answer." [This point, I believe, Dr. Gauntlett never alluded to with me, and I have feared that making no difference between tones and semitones might be considered a difficulty with regard to the scheme. In the working of the natural laws of harmony, they must all equally be employed.—F. J. H.] "Art (grand and true) does not depend upon the teaching of facts. The head is of less importance than the heart. Unless the tone of feeling, the habit and disposition, be well fixed, nothing enduring can come out of the misdirected artist." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Fragments from the Last Note-book, page 50]
"So long as music was taught primarily for worship, and to proclaim the immortality of man by the inestimable gift of the Royal Ransomer, it culminated to wonders upon wonders." "Noble teachers yield noble teaching, and from such seed the reaping is noble music. To rear the musician with knightly, faithful, and pure feelings, he must believe in his mission and its reward. The law of his life must be the advancement of his art, or rather God's art, given for the honour of the Deity and the elevation of humanity." "The Apostle Paul tells us that we are to teach one another in music, and the greatest doctor in theology, the mightiest defender of the Faith, has been the giant Handel in his oratorio of The Messiah. We are told that 'the nineteenth century is weary of the religion of Christ,' and the bright smile of the English boy and the sweet face of the English girl are no longer to be gladdened by the teachings of the holy mystery. The Devil is the strongest opponent to music in its right intention." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Fragments from Dr. Gauntlett's Last Note-book, page 51]
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"Since I have diverged, I must now repeat: You can no more escape the most fundamental Laws of Existence regarding your thinking and feeling - sowing and reaping - than you can escape the laws of electromagnetism in your material world, for electromagnetism is the IMPULSE producing the Law of sowing and reaping just as electromagnetism produces form within the fundamental field of energy particles." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 1, page 3]
"I - We - say to men and women everywhere - true Purity is only attained when you can be surrounded with every form of temptation and yet remain untouched by desire, unmoved by earthly feelings, untainted by earthly lusts, free of craving and longing for possession.
Purity in its every form transcends all earthly physical hungers. Purity is the ability to see temptation for what it is - grossness of thought and feeling which traps the senses of men and women into doing unclean things. A truly pure person desires only the clean and honest environment suited to their innate longing for spiritual love and beauty of self expression in every facet of their lives. That is true Purity.
However, true purity cannot be achieved unless there have first been the long years of temptation. It is a necessary part of your spiritual development; unless you have been sorely tempted at times, and have eventually come to understand that there is a higher road to walk, a road of self-denial, and of sincere concern and caring for a good woman, you will never attain a state of true purity.
You will be enslaved by desire and will be in a constant turmoil of inner conflict." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 4, page 15]
"With this vision I learnt a most valuable aspect of existence. Man himself is born with all the potential to make a beautiful life for himself but he, himself, by indulging his selfish desires and hatreds, creates a prison of misery for himself from which there was no escape until such times as he realizes the TRUTH OF EXISTENCE.
All the problems of harsh existence lay within the thought processes of man himself!
Only people's 'consciousness forms', their thoughts, words, feelings, actions created a dense barrier between their consciousness and the Universal Creative Consciousness interpenetrating the universe in every leaf, tree, insect, bird, animal and human being." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 1, page 17]
"How can I describe for you, my inner glow, my transcendent brightness and brilliance of joy and powerful feelings of love which possessed and inflated my entire being with their intensity until I cried out with the pressure within my mind and heart. It was so powerful it seemed it would entirely dissolve my bodily form." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Christ Letters - Letter 1, page 18]
"Male and female have also been individualised to experience and express WILLPOWER.
WILLPOWER in the MALE is experienced and expressed primarily as Activity. In primitive forms - he moves out into the environment to fulfill his INTENTION. Therefore, he dons the robes of the leader and quester. He was individualised to think and work to fulfill his purposes without the encumbrance of emotions.
WILLPOWER in the FEMALE is motivated and experienced primarily as Feeling - the Need to Nurture the original INTENTION and bring it, PURPOSE fully to full term - fruition - through the process of caring, feeding, clothing, repairing, teaching, protecting.
PURPOSE is entirely different to INTENTION since purpose comes down from the mental plane of intention and becomes an emotional drive, a desire to formulate 'a means to achieve the intended end'.
A 'powerful INTENTION to do something' becomes a PURPOSE behind continued existence. In this way, thought and feeling are married to perform the work of creation.
The male is constantly roaming seeking new ideas, new ways to fulfill his INTENTIONs to give him purpose in life.
The female's intentions are 'purpose personified', sensitive and stable, prepared to make sacrifices for the loved ones.
Therefore, the two basic IMPULSES within the SOURCE of BEING - expressed in physical form as male and female - are inter-dependent. One could not survive without the other. Both are needed for the continuity of creation.
Because of his masculine mobility, his leadership drive, the male has considered himself superior to the female. This is because she remains stable, creating security for the male. But the feminine drive is the drive of unconditional love, the drive worthy of the highest respect and consideration to enable her to flourish and perform her innate purpose within the household in peace of mind and joy.
The man's role is to provide physical security and material means of subsistence for the family.
The woman's role is to provide emotional security and the emotional means of personal fulfilment and joy within the family environment." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 4, page 18]
"Most people will testify that laughter promotes a feeling of well-being, even if there was discord just a minute earlier. If a person can genuinely laugh, seeing the absurdity of a situation, where there has previously been annoyance or hurt, the tension is released and friendly relationships are restored spontaneously." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 9, page 14]
"You will notice that those who speak most of prosperity, have it. Those who speak most of health, have it. Those who speak most of sickness, have it. Those who speak most of poverty, have it. It is Law. It can be no other way... The way you feel is your point of attraction, and so, the Law of Attraction is most understood when you see yourself as a magnet getting more and more of the way you feel. When you feel lonely, you attract more loneliness. When you feel poor, you attract more poverty. When you feel sick, you attract more sickness. When you feel unhappy, you attract more unhappiness. When you feel healthy and vital and alive and prosperous—you attract more of all of those things." [Abraham]