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one talent they are afraid to use because it seems so insignificant. The fact is that the one includes all the others, and he who boldly launches out into the activity of spiritual gifts with a single perception of truth soon finds that there is a steady increase, and in due season he enters into the “joy of thy lord.”
Industry, activity, boldness, should be the motto of those who lack confidence in their ability to do things spiritually. Cultivate your spiritual nature with the same industry that you do your art or music or business.
Be bold and fearless in making the highest claims for yourself as a spiritual being.
Too cautious metaphysicians say, “Be careful of high statements, because you will have to prove your words, and it may be hard on you.” These are the slothful servants who are fearful and spiritually lazy, and who accuse the Lord of hardness -"I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed.” The reply of the Lord is according to the law of manifestation, from the formless in being lo the formed in man • Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers.” Man sows, or makes manifest God. The crop is a perfected humanity, which is finally gathered back unto the Father. Thus God reaps where he has not sown, but man gets the credit of activity, work well done, and is made “ruler over many things."
Only my gentleness shall make me great;
My humbleness exalt me.
- ELIZABETH B. BROWNING.
He that does good for good's sakes seeks neither praise nor reward, though sure of both at last.
Kansas City, Mo., U. S. A.
Jesus Christ, in Matt 18:19,20, says: "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
We are testing this promise daily and finding it absolutely true. Jesus Christ is with us today as fully and with as great power as he ever was, and he manifests himself to all those who spiritually apprehend him.
Spirit is everywhere; ignorance of the action of mind and its laws is what shuts the power of Spirit away from man.
We find that when many people hold the same thought there is a unity, though they may be separated by thousands of miles, and that all who are connected with that unity are in touch with higher spiritual states, even Jesus Christ.
So there has gradually grown up this Society of Silent Unity, in which thousands join every night at 9 o'clock in thinking for a few moments one thought, which is given each month in the magazine, UNITY. This we call the "Class Thought," and every member is expected to hold it at least five minutes at the beginning of the silence, in order to make the unity connection; after which, "Ask what ye will in my name, and it shall be done unto you."
Certificates of membership are issued without charge to those who make personal written application for them. This work requires the time of several people at headquarters, and much free literature is distributed. To meet these expenses, we ask members to send us free-will offerings, as no charge is made for any service we render.
This society has been in existence about ten years and has over 7,500 registered members. Through its ministry hundreds have been healed mentally and physically, and its power grows stronger day by day. The silent hour is 9 P. M., your local time. Geographical difference in time is not a factor in spiritual unity.
Beginners usually have a great many questions to ask, and they require a course of lessons and reading. To such we recommend the "Lessons in Truth," by H. Emilie Cady; price, 750.
Unity is our magazine, which is published monthly and contains a large amount of instruction. It should be in the hands of every member. The price of it is $1.00 per year. Where members take UNITY and the “Cady Lessons" together, we make a rate of $1.50 for both. We do not ask payment in advance.
The simple request to be enrolled a member of the Silent Unity Society is all that is required to join with us. Do not expect an extended correspondence, nor even a written reply to your letter unless the case urgently demands it. We always respond in spirit and you are never neglected, although you do not hear from us by post. Address,
Society OF SILENT UNITY, 1315 McGee Street, Kansas City, Mo.
THE CLASS THOUGHT.
(Held daily at 9 o'clock P. M.)
January 20th to February 20th. My understanding in Christ is restored, and I rest in the assurance of God's substantial bounty and support to the uttermost details of my life.
(Held daily at 12 M.)
Spiritual Substance is a tangible reality to my mind, and I acknowledge it as the only REAL THING in existence.
THE SILENT UNITY CENTER. This Center of the Silent Unity Society begins the new year and new century with a consciousness of great spiritual power. For over twelve years we have without interruption centered our hearts, our souls, our minds, upon the one omnipresent God working in and through us, and in and through all people, until there has been established in our minds a consciousness of Spiritual Power having substance and mental tangibility. That God is Life and Substance omnipresent is no longer a theory, but His presence has become to us a mental visibility, and we know and feel the power of the Divine Word as plainly as one having hold of the wires of a great battery.
This great God power goes forth as a living Substance that may be appropriated by all who open their souls and minds to it in faith, in understanding, in acknowledgment. It is the quickening life of the Living Christ.
It comes as Jesus said the Christ would come, as lightning flashing from the east even unto the west, which means from the invisible to the visible. Whoever you are, and wherever you are, you may be one of this great band of followers of Jesus into the kingdom of heaven. This Christ Substance is being planted in thousands of souls through the silent power of mind --"as a thief in the night." Christ has its substance side and is subject to a Divine Law of Unity in the minds of men --“If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name there am I in the midst of them.” This law has been proven a thousand times in our experience. Everyone may prove it by conforming to its requirements, which are so simple that even a little child may understand.
“Ask and ye shall receive"-- and keep on asking aright until you do receive. • Knock and it shall be opened unto you”- and keep on knocking until it is opened.
We are ready to help you all to come into the Christ Presence and Power. The power is mighty in us, and we are assured that we can help others to realize it. Patience and perseverance are the watchwords of those who expect to reach the supreme goal. When once you have caught the inner vibration never give up until you have made that within the without.
As a Spiritual Center we send forth the Christ Word for all members and for the friends of all members. There is no limit to the power of t Divine Logos where there is a faith center in worki
order. If you have faith that God can reach your friends in their trials, mental or physical, send forth your spiritual word and God will prove it for you. If you have faith in Silent Unity, write or wire us, and our power will be joined with yours --“One shall chase a thousand and two shall put ten thousand to flight.”
But there must be faith in God somewhere along the line before we can reach and help those who are not joining with us in the silent prayer --"without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that seek after Him.” (Read all of the 11th chapter of Romans.) But with an active faith in the living presence and power of Almighty God you may do all things, and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
The life of Christ is your life, the power of Christ is your power, the wisdom of Christ is your wisdom. His grace and peace be and abide with you.
TREATMENT FOR FEMALE WEAKNESS.
MY DEAR SISTER: --There is One in you right now that is free, knows no limitation, acknowledges no weakness. Here is a thought the Revealing Spirit gave me for you as I read the words “ female weakness" in your letter: You are not weak on the feminine side of your divine nature. The motherhood of God has full expression in you. The realization of the inner meaning of your divine maternity is your perfect healing of the reproductive organs. You have believed that your greatest trouble, greatest sorrow, came from losing your child; that your power and joy of being a mother were taken from you. Face it, dear; see it all as but the shadow-self that went through that earthly motherhood and earthly sorrow. Know that the real of your child is still your idea of God's child, that your real motherhood is God's idea of Himself in you to mother all