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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Nothing can really keep a Soul down

There is nothing which can really keep a Soul down. Therefore, it is not wise to say that it is either your varied life or anything else which is holding you back, for everything sent to us comes to help us. And the Soul which can manifest and come into touch with the Divine in spite of the trials and tribulations we all seem to be destined to cope with, will some day find it has risen higher than those perhaps who have had everything as they wished. It is not those who simply float on the stream of life who awaken in themselves this great love and eagerness and the determination which overcomes difficulties; it is those who find in life things which are hard to conquer. So simply say to yourself that nothing can keep you down. We may suffer poverty; we may find a little time to study or do the work we have undertaken for the Master; but if we determine that we will do it in spite of all, and if we have absolute trust that every obstacle we meet is but one more opportunity to grow strong, then we know that we, our Real Self, is not kept down.

This is the attitude of mind you must cultivate. We all make mistakes, but the mistakes which are conquered in the name of the Christ become the stepping stones which lead us up, not down. One who is filled with this Spirit can never fail. It is only the indifference or rebellion of our lower self that keeps our Higher Self from manifesting, for no matter how buoyant the Spirit in us may be to help us float upward if we do not follow its guidance it cannot manifest.

Letters from the Teacher, Volume II, Universal Religious Fellowship Inc., Harriette Augusta Curtiss and F. Homer Curtiss, Curtiss Book Company, California, 1924