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A Wake Up Call

A Wake Up Call

An unpleasant situation that lasts and lasts and it seems that it will never go away is serving an important function. It is the wake-up call that doesn’t stop ringing until one wakes up and sees it for what it is. It is always stating that we aren’t living our Divinity consciously and are being fooled by the hypnotic nonsense of personal sense, the sense of separateness and many-ness rather than what’s so – the Oneness and perfection of Being.

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What About Rebellious Children?

What About Rebellious Children?

If I think I’ve made a serious mistake, the primary question is always who you are being.  When “Who am I?” is clear as conscious awareness, the “what to do” part takes care of itself. Whatever “choice” the human being appears to make is sourced by Mind.

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Understanding Is The Key

Understanding Is The Key

In a 1961 Los Angeles Seminar Mrs. Laird said: "Realization is the function of Truth as understanding."   This direct presence of Mind in action as realization or understanding constitutes man.  God's self-knowledge is man! The fundamental characteristic of...

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Without My Perception…

Without My Perception…

All I have in my world is just what I see.Viewing people in trouble, I must have them be. Without my perception there’s no world event; Perception/reception is my own message sent. The source and condition of actual BeingIs Truth — the real substance of each thing...

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By Being All There Is

By Being All There Is

We are often told to be ourselves. What does that mean? Can I possibly be anything else? The Self we are reminded to be is our divinity — which is always present whether acknowledged consciously or not. In Science I cannot be anything else because All is the divine...

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What’s Your Perception

What’s Your Perception

Startled! Unsettled! Are you resisting what Is ?The desire to fix something, change the picture, is a clue to ask —who am I being now ? What shows-up as a problem is a matter of perception. All living is reflective of your thinking, your perception of the world...

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How A Book Changed My Life!

How A Book Changed My Life!

Since I can only live in the here and now, I focus my attention on: What am I experiencing right now? — the answer being “the scientific fact of whatever the material senses behold.” One scientific fact is: “To see is to be what is seen, with no gap in between.” Since this is a scientific fact, my I AM-ness is one-all, and abides in the “secret place of the most high,” having left the mortal basis of belief and united with the one Mind.

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Gotta Have A Nemesis!  Who – Or What – Is Yours?

Gotta Have A Nemesis! Who – Or What – Is Yours?

Since I can only live in the here and now, I focus my attention on: What am I experiencing right now? — the answer being “the scientific fact of whatever the material senses behold.” One scientific fact is: “To see is to be what is seen, with no gap in between.” Since this is a scientific fact, my I AM-ness is one-all, and abides in the “secret place of the most high,” having left the mortal basis of belief and united with the one Mind.

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Considering Mind

Considering Mind

I recall participating in a fabulous IMS teleconference, in which we studied Practice Not Profession by Margaret Laird, in its entirety, over five sessions. On page 47 of that paper, Mrs. Laird writes, "No individual has a mind that can hate." That sentence suddenly...

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Let It Be!

Let It Be!

What is this thing called "practice" that we, as Metaphysical Scientists, are supposed to do?  Practice what? I always thought to practice was to do over and over until I got it right. If perfection is all there is, what's to practice?  Is there any other way to be?...

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Living Is Not A Second-Hand Experience!

Living Is Not A Second-Hand Experience!

 I first came across the term "unlived life" in Margaret Laird's 1956 Laird Letters, and have seldom, if ever, seen her use it elsewhere. Like much of her writing, that curious word juxtaposition reeled me in: What is an "unlived life?" I wondered. Is that when...

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Hitting Reset

Hitting Reset

HITTING RESET Sometimes the identification with material sense can get pretty overwhelming. You know Science, but still you are drawn into the picture, pushing for this or that outcome, buying into material belief. What to do? The usual advice is to just let go,...

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Its Very Funny…

Its Very Funny…

Socrates was sitting in the Athens marketplace, 399 B.C., asking the younger generation "Is excellence still possible?" The older generation was too busy for nonsense. The context for his question was their magnificent Greek culture collapsing around them. Today...

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Observer, Not Judge

Observer, Not Judge

My exploration of scientific metaphysics always gives me new perspectives on books such as Deepak Chopra's How to Know God: The Soul's Journey Into the Mystery of Mysteries. I notice in Chopra's book, and those of a lot of other spiritual writers, a wavering between...

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What’s My Purpose?  Do I Have A Choice?

What’s My Purpose? Do I Have A Choice?

'What is my purpose?'  How many times have you had this thought? It can be a topic of our conversations - 'something was done on purpose…',  or 'living a purpose-driven life,' or like I've said to myself, 'what is my purpose in life'.  Do you identify yourself as a...

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Problems:  Self-Caused and Self-Solved

Problems: Self-Caused and Self-Solved

In I Am My Own Ancestor, Margaret Laird explains exactly what it is that gives rise to personality.  This led me to question if I could get rid of disagreeable traits?  It’s not nature or nurture. It's your individuality, the "great I AM,” infinitely individualized,...

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Who am I being?

Who am I being?

Have you ever         heard the expression - you get what you focus on?   Yes, your FOCUS         draws attention to a state of Mind - if you believe the look of things, then the paradox/duality realm of the two-legged animal, the ego-image, will be your...

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My Present Experience is The Catalyst

My Present Experience is The Catalyst

Problems are generally defined as difficulties — puzzles to be solved, issues requiring a solution. The term "problem" paints a picture of something hard to deal with, something to be avoided. A catalyst is something that increases action, brings about a change in...

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The Problems Of ‘Others’

The Problems Of ‘Others’

Ideas on which this article is based are explored at greater depth in Laird's, "Objects of Sense Are Ideas of Soul." The unreferenced quotes below come from that address.   In his review of Lionel Shriver's novel So Much for That, Ron Charles of the Washington Post...

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Mist Statement

Mist Statement

Since I can only live in the here and now, I focus my attention on: What am I experiencing right now? — the answer being “the scientific fact of whatever the material senses behold.” One scientific fact is: “To see is to be what is seen, with no gap in between.” Since this is a scientific fact, my I AM-ness is one-all, and abides in the “secret place of the most high,” having left the mortal basis of belief and united with the one Mind.

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Problems Are The Staff of Life

Problems Are The Staff of Life

A friend told this little story: A frog had fallen into a deep rut in the road and couldn't get out. His frog friend tried to help but was unable to get him out of the rut. Finally the friend went to get help. On his way back with the help he came across the stuck...

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Easy Come Easy Go

Easy Come Easy Go

Yes, thinking/living as the two-legged animal blinded by appearance produces the ills of which we complain. Such limiting beliefs can easily dominate your life.

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Where Is A War?

Where Is A War?

Where is a war?   Oneness is a destination that we never left.  Security is only found as ME. Catch up with Bliss Conversations in this audio clip from February 28, 2022. (transcription of the clip will be added to the post later) [button...

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There is no such thing as relationship!

There is no such thing as relationship!

We listen in to Laird in her Liverpool 1965 seminar.  A gem!    So much truth and wisdom in this short audio clip! Listen In!   …. Beyond the usual, but this ‘one’: I can of my own self do nothing.  Exactly. It is because of my self that "I" am nothing.  God is...

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“Healthful” Ordeal?

“Healthful” Ordeal?

In her Liverpool 1965 Seminar, Margaret Laird talks about a "healthful ordeal." I pondered this idea: How can an ordeal be healthful? Or how can anything healthful be an ordeal? The dictionary defines “ordeal” as a severe trial or experience. Historically, an accused...

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God Waking Up To What He’s Being

God Waking Up To What He’s Being

 Margaret Laird, excerpted from her 1967 Evanston, IL Seminar.... Margaret Laird:  The Human and Divine Coincidence to show this Oneness.... She said that John saw it in Jesus as divinity embracing humanity.  Well, I think of humanity as our present identity, "It's...

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Stopping the World!

Stopping the World!

Yes, thinking/living as the two-legged animal blinded by appearance produces the ills of which we complain. Such limiting beliefs can easily dominate your life.

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Who’s Addicted?

Who’s Addicted?

I am addicted to my personality, my comfort zone, and my penchant to keep the “two-legged animal” happy. Everyone confronts the human inclination toward addiction. It’s a cog in the mechanism called the human condition and goes with the territory of believing in more than one power and presence.

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Something to Count On                 By Nena Spencer

Something to Count On By Nena Spencer

hinking about security, I am reminded of the title of a book by Alan Watts, "The Wisdom of Insecurity," and a statement by Margaret Laird, "No good in creatures can be found, but must be found in thee." What is wise about "insecurity"? It is wise to understand that,...

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SECURITY:  All is All

SECURITY: All is All

What is security? According to the dictionary, it is the state of being secure, sure or certain, free from fear or apprehension. How can we feel secure with the news media bringing attention minute by minute to the beliefs of the...

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Better Than Safe:  INVULNERABLE

Better Than Safe: INVULNERABLE

Everyone wants to feel secure, safe, free from danger, fully protected -- because we sense intuitively that this is the true nature of being. . "Being is ceaseless awakening to Reality. It is the discovery that nothing exists external to our being, either to gain or...

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