“Those who realize God consciousness are those who enter into it, hold to it, and maintain it as the one thing they must always remember.” – John-Roger, DSS
This article by John-Roger was first published in the New Day Herald in 1993. Thirty years later, these quotes and excerpts are still a wonderful reminder for all of us as we begin a new year in January, 2023.
When you are initiated to the Sound Current, it is a very important step because you are saying, in essence, “I am going to go into the heart of God.” I am going to position this above all other things. It means that you are rededicating yourself and reaffirming your devotion to your own Light, your own true self, your own Spirit.
The choice of following the upward path or the downward path presents itself to you many, many times each day. You get the chance to choose for Spirit or for worldly concerns.
After we have entered into being devoted to God, to the Light, to our husbands, our wives, our children, our job, we find out that almost automatically we start disciplining ourselves with the type of discipline that says, “I will do these things that lead me on. I will just do these.” The discipline draws in the boundary lines, and we hold ourselves in line, giving up a lot of things that we really think we want and saying, “Is that really on my path of truth and Light?” And if we hear, “Yes,” we move into it. And later if we hear, “Now it is not,” we move out of it.
Every day, you must open to the Spirit. Every day, you must make the choice again. You must continually be in that state of correcting and moving with the flow of energy that is present inside of you.
Sometimes you feel as if everything is falling apart, the whole world is turned upside down, and you move into a higher level of consciousness. And then you say, “You know, it’s about time that happened so I could clear that up.”
When you place your loyalty, your dedication out there in the world, it will not maintain and hold, and you will have upsets and hurts, feelings of betrayal and rejection. Instead, be loyal and dedicated to the trueness of your own beingness. We can call it cosmic consciousness, Christ, God.
I’ll tell you where I place my loyalty—with myself. I am loyal to myself first and foremost, all the time. Not the physical body, not the emotions, not the mind, not my unconscious, not my lower selves, not my high self. Me, the Soul or the Spirit—that one.
Issue yourself a challenge and let that challenge manifest to you all the time:
From this moment on, this moment of existence, I will start to find happiness and peacefulness in me. I will call upon the name of God morning, noon, and night. And I will totally dedicate and devote myself to the uplifting of every consciousness who comes by me. Therefore, I will smile inwardly and outwardly. I will not be ashamed of my love. I will demonstrate my love totally. I will just be there and allow everyone else the same space in which to unfold.
In the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, we have one thing in common—love. It’s the only thing that is honest-to-God in common with everyone in here. That’s what we’re all here for. That’s what we’re dedicated to.
When I say it takes great courage to see the face of God, it’s because you have to see the face of God in all people. That does take a lot of courage because you have to continually move yourself past your personality, prejudices, and points of view, until you recognize your oneness with all other personalities.
Those who realize God consciousness are those who enter into it, hold to it, and maintain it as the one thing they must always remember.
The only thing I can tell you about spiritual exercises and this path of Soul Transcendence is, he wins who endures to the end.
In this moment, right here, you can choose once again, no matter how many times you’ve chosen and defaulted, no matter how many times you said you’d do something and you slacked off. All of those are off on the wayside now, because right now you get to choose again. In thirty seconds, it’ll be another “right now,” and you get to choose again. And when you’ve messed up all your integrity tonight, you get to choose again tomorrow.
Get up one more time than you fall.
There’s a biblical statement that is really quite profound: “Choose you this day who you will serve. But for me and my house, we serve the Lord.”
J-R shared the following in a seminar he gave on January 19, 1972.
The only things that we can see ahead at this point for the people in the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness will be greater and greater abilities of Soul travel. That’s what we’re looking at. And if we want to prophesy and lock it in, then that’s what I prophesy and we’ll lock that in—that we’ll have greater joy and happiness and that we’ll be a light to the rest of the world if they don’t want to be a light to themselves. We’ll hold for them.
How do we do that? Just send out a feeling of love. How do you do that? You want to work out of the heart center because that’s where the Christ will flow from, the Christ within you to the Christ within them. We’ll send the Light and love into all the world.
And a lot of you are going to be traveling great distances, taking the Light and the love to the world. Others of us who sit very quietly at home—we also will serve, and we’ll keep the Light and the love going to that one who is taking it out and sending it, so that there will always be this spiritual mantle with them that will support them on a lot of levels.
“Loyalty to Your Soul,” audiotape #2577, is a beautiful seminar in which J-R speaks further about rededication to your spiritual path home to God. You can order this at www.msia.org/shop. It is also available to subscribers on That Which Is.