Excerpt from 1959 Manchester Closed Class -
Specific Principles and Application - 3
Master #277 - Tape 1 - Side 2
The way is straight and narrow and still there be few that enter because this truth must be held to in spite of appearances to the contrary. When the storm was raising at sea the Master had to look right at the disciples and wonder at their lack of faith. When there seemed to be multitudes to be fed and no food, he must have wondered at his disciples. In every illustration of healing it must have been clear that he was revealing that right where you are God is -- "What did hinder you? Pick up your bed and walk."
As you maintain this truth you will go on to the next. "Son, thou art ever with me and all that I have is thine." Well now, here is the answer to lack and limitation of any nature, every nature - physical, mental, moral, financial -- this is the answer. "All that I have is thine." Where is this "I" that has this allness that is mine? It is closer to you than breathing and nearer than hands and feet. And every time that you say "I", that is the "I" that has this allness that is yours for the accepting.
Every time you realize "I" will never forsake me, "I" will never leave me, "I" will be with me until the end of the world, you are declaring that here where "I" am God is. Because "I and the Father are one", this is the reason that all that "I" the Father hath belongs to "I" the Son. Because they are not two. And there are not two places, and the Father does not have to send you your good. In fact He couldn't. It is already closer to you than breathing and nearer than hands and feet. And we must open out a way for the imprisoned splendour to escape. We must acknowledge that "I and the Father are one", that the Father has never left me, that the Father will never leave me, because of Oneness. I am your bread, and I am your wine, and I am your water. And I the Father and I the Son are One.
You can never be separated from food, or clothing, or housing, or companionship, or infinite good as long as your consciousness is active in maintaining this truth. Separate yourself from truth and you have separated yourself from me -- from the I within your being, for I am the truth. Separate yourself from truth and you have separated yourself from what? From life. From supply. For truth and love and life and supply, intelligence, wisdom, bread, wine, water, meat, resurrection -- these are all synonyms, one for another. In separating yourself from truth you are separating yourself from the good. The good of God's kingdom manifest on this plane. But as you maintain truth in your consciousness, you maintain life, love, peace, supply, companionship, wisdom, guidance, direction, protection, infinity itself -- but it all depends on your consciously abiding in truth and letting truth abide in you.