could not rid themselves sufficiently of Jewish doctrine
to enable them to understand either the principle of consciousness
or the activity of the Divine Creative Power within creation.
(Until this time, it has remained a mystery to all
except the spiritually enlightened.)
|1.160 Even the spiritual words of enlightenment cannot be immediately,
fully comprehended by the human mind; therefore these Letters
must be read slowly and accompanied by much meditation
and prayer to be properly understood.
Remember, unless you can become as a child
– (getting rid of a useless clutter of beliefs, prejudices, resentments,
ambitions, and ego-drive) with a mind filled with wonder and utmost faith,
you will not be able to absorb these pages as you should.
To become a child, you must make an effort to shed
all past mental conditioning.
because whatever have been your most sincere beliefs,
they have not been helpful to you; they have not promoted your well-being.
1.164.1 you can call upon the Father to help you make the changes,
and the help will surely be given you,
1.164.2 – providing you do not doubt.
misconceptions, resentments, buried memories of past hurts,
and habitual methods of dealing with the ups-and-downs of life.
1.166.2 Your human mindset (including any religious ideas or beliefs)
determines your world, your relationships, experiences, successes,
failures, happiness and misery.
1.166.3 It is even responsible for your sickness, disease and accidents.