"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons."

Dear friends,

Where is the practical evidence of your faith?

Do not let any spiritual/metaphysical theory or thought system delude you into abandoning the requirement for practical proof of its value here and now! Indeed, disease, death, and "demons" are illusions, but the one suffering from them is not. And to acknowledge that they are not real, but continue to suffer from them is not only spiritual barrenness, it is pure insanity.

Awakening may be the result of casting your faith and attention into the Unknown, but what will become known will be evidenced by healing, resurrection, and being dispossessed of the ignorance which blinds you to Reality - the Kingdom of Heaven.

Well, the cancer is still there, but I know I am healed." "My child is anti-social, in and out of trouble with the law, but I know (s)he is the perfect expression of God, and that's all that matters." No! That is not healing, and that is not all that matters. Healing is the absence of observable disease, and what "matters" is the evidence of behavior which identifies the perfect expression of God!

Are healing, resurrection and being dispossessed reasonable expectations? I will tell you, yes! But you will not have evidence of the truth of my words until you, yourself, make commitment to them instead of carelessly saying, "The world isn't real, therefore it doesn't need redeeming," or "If it's all illusion, I'm only reinforcing it by trying to improve it."

Such logic is not only flawed, it is cruel - the opposite of Love. Yet, "God has not given you the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Embrace your Birthright and embody it in the world.

Kingston, Washington
January 23, 2002