Excerpt from 1958 New York Closed Class - Soul - Mind - Body - 2
Master #222 - Tape 4 - Side 1
In the first Chapter of Genesis you have an invisible God, an incorporeal God making man and a universe in his own image and likeness. And perhaps you haven't recognized the fact that that man is incorporeal and spiritual and that you've never seen him and never will with your five senses. You never have and you never will. You will never see man with your eyes. You'll never hear him with your ears. You'll never smell him or taste him or touch him. For man is as invisible as God for God and man is one.
Now, what about us? We who see, hear, taste, touch, and smell each other. What about us? Well don't think for a minute that we're unreal. Don't think for a moment that we don't exist. And don't think for a moment that we're an illusion. We aren't. What happened is this -- The second chapter of Genesis was written -- that was our downfall. Not that it was written -- our downfall caused it to be written. In other words a belief was accepted. Don't write me a letter and ask, "How?" I have too many of those. (laughter) A belief was accepted by us -- a belief in two powers -- good and evil. And right there and then we lost our heaven, we lost our Eden. And a new world was created. That world has as its essence and substance -- mind. Mind which was originally intended to be an avenue of awareness now becomes a creative faculty. And mind forms its own conditions of body. Mind forms its own conditions of form. Mind forms itself, governs itself as matter.
Now here's the proof of it. My mind imbued with Truth is the law of resurrection, renewel, regeneration, restoration to body, to form. My mind imbued with Truth is the mind of those who come to me and of those embraced in my consciousness. My mind imbued with Truth is the mind of individual being. Mind must always form its external appearance. My mind imbued with spiritual truth becomes the instrument through which perfect form appears.
Now watch this in your experience. When you are called upon to heal you have an instrument which is your mind, but before you come into metaphysics your mind is not imbued with spiritual Truth, your mind is ignorant of spiritual Truth. It is an unillumined mind. It may be an educated one, but spiritually it's an unillumined one. Therefore, if someone says to you, "I have a headache" the best you can do is offer him a pill. But the moment that you are instructed in metaphysical Truth your mind imbued with this Truth becomes a law of healing to that person's headache. And later on when you go far enough to their cancers and consumptions. Mind imbued with Truth -- My mind imbued with Truth becomes a law of health to your body, or to your business, or to your home, or to your relationships. Your mind imbued with Truth becomes the law of harmonious form to your family to your patients. Your mind ignorant of Truth results in diseased and discordant bodies. Your mind ignorant of Truth results in poverty, in sin, in false appetites and you can't do anything about it either. Nothing you can do to help yourself. You have to find some medical help of one form or another because your mind has nothing in it of any benefit on this realm of restoration or resurrection. But when you come to Truth, when you come to any of the Truth teachings and your mind becomes imbued with Truth, you are a mental healer. And your mind imbued with Truth becomes the substance of the health of your patient or your student or your friend or your relative.
Now you are functioning in the second chapter of Genesis -- a mind created world but not a mind that made a material world there can't be such a thing. The only world a mind can make is a mental world. And therefore, that which we call your physical body while in truth it's a spiritual one to our sense is a mental one because we have formed the concept of body with mind. Our mind fashioned this body and this body was fashioned of mind, therefore its substance is mind and it is mind. And that's why you have the statement "Thoughts are things." Now you can understand that what you hold in your mind as conviction later shows forth in body. Why? Because mind is the substance of body. Mind is the substance of form that we see, hear, taste, touch, or smell, and the way we're seeing it is an illusory picture because that isn't the way it is at all. That's only the way we in our limited sense see it. But it in itself is perfection. Matter is only matter in a material state of consciousness. Once one rises to a mental state it is seen that matter isn't matter at all it is now mind and a process of mind changes the product matter.