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  In Our Father's House

  by John Van Auken

In My Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am, there you may be also. I will not leave you comfortless, but will come to you. -John 14

The Edgar Cayce discourses have some of the most insightful comments on this well-known quote from Jesus’ Last Supper teachings. “As you read, ‘In my Father’s house,’ know that it means in your Father’s house, in your own soul, in your own experience are the many mansions! And ‘were it not so, I would have told you,’ means that if it were not so, you yourself would have known!”

As with so much of the deep-trance material that came through Cayce, it takes us deep within our consciousness:

 
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“‘In my Father’s house are many mansions,’ means many consciousnesses, many stages of enfoldment, of unfoldment, of blessings, of sources. Thus as He declares, ‘Behold I stand continuously before the door of your consciousness, of your own mansion.’ For your body is indeed the temple of the living God. And there He has promised to meet you.”

This sounds so easy and yet is so difficult in the doing. The Cayce readings, which come from attunement to God’s universal consciousness, teach that often the problem is of our own making. We expect the Divine to be spectacular, but it is subtle, still, and gentle. We doubt, even when it is close at hand. The Divine Consciousness is so close and we are so much a portion of Its being that we are one. “Not only God is God, but self is a part of that Oneness,” says Cayce. “So oft in seeking that some great thing may be done does the soul stumble over itself, but ‘I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am there you may be also, and if I go I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am there you may be also.’ And, ‘I will not leave you comfortless, but will come and enjoin you in your daily activities, your daily service.’ This is the promise to every soul. If you would make that promise your own, then seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. Let there be definite periods when you look within self, cleansing the mind, the body, in such ways and manners and measures that you would offer as your offering unto the holy experiences that may be yours. For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much -- if he lives and uses that in hand day by day -- shall be full to running over.”

Let’s be expectant, believing, and budgeting the time for deep inner at-onement with the Divine.

“How? How, then, may you approach the throne? Turn yourself within. As you meditate, give forth in your own words these thoughts:

“‘Father, God, maker of heaven and earth! I am yours -- you are mine! As I claim that kinship with that Holy Love, keep you me in that consciousness of your presence abiding with me; that I may be that channel of blessings to others, that I may know your grace, your mercy, your love -- even as I show such to my fellow man!’

“And you may be very sure the answer comes within. Thus, as you apply -- the answer comes. By applying -- we do not mean a separation from the world. For even as He, you are IN the world but not OF the world. But putting away the worldly things you take hold upon the spiritual things, knowing that the worldly are but the shadows of the real.”

Try the deep meditative method on page four of this issue. It has helped me reach these levels of oneness with God, a universal, infinite God of many mansions, many dimensions yet knowable personally. As Cayce said, “I am yours and you are mine!” Claiming that kinship as we move out of ourselves and into the Presence is enlivening.

A place has been prepared for us, and we have help in getting there. Abiding in that heavenly place for just a few minutes each day can make a wondrous difference in our lives and the lives of those around us. Enjoy. Share.

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