Intuition, a Soul Faculty

Preface by Linda Mihalic

Intuition is "immediate mental apprehension without the intervention of any reasoning process." Noah Webster defined intuition as "a looking on; a sight or view; but restricted to mental view or perception. Particularly and appropriately, the act by which the mind perceives the agreement or disagreement of two ideas, or the truth of things, immediately, or the moment they are presented, without the intervention of other ideas, or without reasoning and deduction. We know by intuition that a part is less than the whole."


Intuition is holographic, thinking at light-speed


The standard definition is insufficient to explain the degrees of intuition as it operates in man. The root of intuition means to consider or to see. When you hear someone say, "Oh, I see!" they have intuited the answer.

Every warm-blooded creature on earth, all mammals, including man, has the faculty of intuition to some degree. In animals, intuition is most recognizable as the defense mechanism, the instinct of flight-or-flight, rooted in self-protection.

Intuition works in man this way, too, and is rooted in the limbic system of the brain (the amygdala, hypothalamus, and thalamus), the seat of the emotions. Your intuition is a baseline perception of your surroundings, the faculty you use to discern the degree of threat in what is present. This is how intuition operates within the appetitive soul or subconscious level mind.

Intuition, as it acts within the rational soul, which corresponds to the waking conscious mind, is best characterized as a form of super-fast thinking. The most common thinking, linear thinking, is slow, like plodding along through a-b-c-d-e-f-g, whereas intuition makes leaps from a to m to z and conscious mind then performs the needed deduction.

Intuition is an instant apprehension which arrives though the super-conscious mind of the Oversoul's Christ mind. In one blinding flash of Light, the answer is wholly accessible. This describes illumination, which can come only through Oversoul and super-conscious mind. It is absolute "knowing" without suspicion or rationalization.

Intuition is the soul faculty most closely aligned with the protective Love principle; intuition is knowing through love. Intuition is an abstract principle, a law of being, and a mental and spiritual faculty.














Edna Lister on Intuition

Intuition, which is seeing with the eyes of mind, is glorious and superb. What you see or notice acts upon your physical vision. If you see an empty purse or wallet, your sense of spiritual sight has sprung a leak, and your good sense runs out! When you look into the glory at the heart of the Light, you are invincible. – Edna Lister, Possibilities, December 13, 1934.


Spiritual seeing is an apperception beyond physical sight. Apperception is defined as "conscious perception with full awareness." Spiritual seeing progresses from perception to intuition and apperception. – Edna Lister, The Single Vision, January 30, 1935.


You can hear intuition speak to you when you are open to the Light above. – Edna Lister, Heavenly Manna, July 8, 1940.


Intuition and illumination are above believing and knowing. – Edna Lister, The Chalice, July 6, 1941.


You must test all impulses or what you think is intuition. If you have a flash of vision, immediately go up in consciousness and ask the Father if it is "yes." He sends you back, usually two or three times to check and see that it is no illusion. – Edna Lister, April 3, 1942.


Spiritual seeing is first a sense of "knowing," which is purely spiritual intuition. – Edna Lister, July 29, 1942.


As Light enters the head, it illumines the optic chiasm of the thalamus at the floor of the third ventricle of the brain. As the Light metaphysically activates these physical structures, it becomes spiritual intuition in the pituitary gland and illumination in the pineal body. – Edna Lister, The Trinities of Creation, March 17, 1945.


Personality uses illumination, intuition, and expression, which you access through praise, and in no other way. – Edna Lister, Illumination and Comprehension, December 9, 1945.


Intuition is perfect hearing and doing of the law, hearing the voice and knowing. – Edna Lister, Awakening to Understanding, October 27, 1946.


With the first marriage of the Lamb, the mating of desire and will, will becomes illumination, seated in the pineal body, and desire becomes the seat of intuition in the pituitary gland. – Edna Lister, December 9, 1946.


From the base of soul consciousness, you surrender to God's desire for you, which is love, imagination that builds energy, and His will, which is wisdom. Then the pineal body and pituitary gland open to illumination and intuition. – Edna Lister, November 13, 1947.


Light can lead you to the high place, but you cannot enter therein without intuition and illumination supreme. – Edna Lister, December 13, 1947.


Your Oversoul has never left God. It is your all-seeing eye of intuition. – Edna Lister, August 10, 1949.


Separate your subconscious hunches from super-conscious intuition to clarify your thinking. Let Oversoul illumination cleanse your intuition, which is God speaking to you. – Edna Lister, And It Came to Pass, September 10, 1950.


In humanity, wisdom and love express as will and desire. Desire, expressing as love, opens the pituitary to intuition. Will, expressing as wisdom, opens the pituitary to illumination. Thus, desire, added to will, becomes the creator's I AM consciousness. – Edna Lister, What I Do Have, I Give, October 1, 1950.


Illumination and intuition form the Oversoul's I AM consciousness. – Edna Lister, My Soul Has Wings, December 3, 1950.


God bestows your credits as intuition and illumination when you love Him and magnify His name. – Edna Lister, Rewards for Service, July 15, 1951.


Conscious mind governs reasoning, comparison, deduction, induction, and synthesis, the faculties you use to lift the unconscious. When these faculties fade out, you reach a place of silvery fields called "the burning sands of the desert." To cross its barren loneliness, you must lift, lift, lift your so-called treasures of darkness and "make the crooked places straight." The way to cross the desert lies just above waking consciousness in super-conscious intuition. – Edna Lister, Creative Mind in Three Phases, June 29, 1952.


Declare, "I am obedient to 'I AM' consciousness as intuition and illumination." Listen for the Voice, loud and clear or "still and small" but the Voice that speaks as intuition or conscience. – Edna Lister, Acceptance and Obedience, June 21, 1953.


Love is both intuition and desire. When Love is ascending, it exalts intuition and lifts desire. – Edna Lister, Love Wins, October 18, 1953.


Love's capacity, as intuition, is determined by its quality, thin and weak or rich and strong. We refer to love as "mother's milk" and the "milk of human kindness," but milk separates into degrees, skim milk, cream, and butter, for example. – Edna Lister, Love Wins, October 18, 1953.


You express love by giving, not things but by the self you give up to God. You can always give the world compassion and understanding, knowing when and what to give through your intuition. – Edna Lister, Love Wins, October 18, 1953.


Let soul vision guard your life as intuition and illumination interpret what you hear. Christ consciousness always guides you through intuition and illumination. – Edna Lister, Your Life's Plan, May 16, 1954.


Apperception enters through the crown of the head when you live ruled fully by intuition and illumination. – Edna Lister, The Golden Silence, June 18, 1954.


When intuition opens, you can get lost in phenomena. – Edna Lister, Seven Degrees in the Great Pyramid, November 30, 1954.


The Elect may know, through intuitive knowledge, when to gird their loins for initiation. When you remain high in consciousness and love enough, you know through spiritual intuition, not as a subconscious hunch. – Edna Lister, January 12, 1956.


Intuition and illumination are the higher soul octaves of logic, reason, discernment, discrimination, and discretion. – Edna Lister, October 22, 1956.


Illumination and intuition are your precision instruments, your production tools. Desire, your emotional life, thinking, and imagination are your power tools. – Edna Lister, The Life, Your Practice, October 28, 1956.


God created us to express Light through intuition and illumination. – Edna Lister, The Light, Your Expression, November 4, 1956.


You use the faculty of intuition to uncover your soul memory records. – Edna Lister, November 26, 1956.


The spiritual senses are desire, will, intuition, illumination and aspiration. – Edna Lister, The Brain, Your Servant, October 8, 1957.


Desire must fill the pituitary gland to spark intuition, and will must fill the pineal body for illumination. – Edna Lister, April 21, 1958.


The proportion of intuition to illumination is three to one, three measures of intuition to one of illumination. – Edna Lister, Revelation: Four Horsemen and Six Seals, April 29, 1958.


The pure faith of Oversoul I AM consciousness will possess you after you lift the subconscious mind, and mate selfish desires and will to illumination and intuition. Intuition and illumination form little "eyes of the Lord" for spiritual seeing, like wings of whirling white Light above your physical eyes. – Edna Lister, Manifestation, May 24, 1959.


Turn your brain cells up to hear God, not the world. Intuition interprets the vibration into words when you listen with the ears of Mind. – Edna Lister, Desire Is Your Glory, June 14, 1959.


When you are "open and waiting" for the right answer, but cannot think it, you receive the answer under intuition and illumination. – Edna Lister, August 14, 1959.


Super-conscious mind functions as the faculties of intuition and illumination. – Edna Lister, What Is Healing? May 17, 1960.


The five physical senses (hearing, seeing, speech, feeling, tasting) form the basis of the faculty of intuition. – Edna Lister, Is it Right to Ask for Myself? June 14, 1960.


Understanding, intuition and illumination are spiritual faculties or soul capacities, both of which depend on how greatly the individual expressed through the soul in past ages. – Edna Lister, Is it Right to Ask for Myself? June 14, 1960.


The power of intuition from the heart of Being ignites inspiration and causes the mental faculties to look up in fervent enthusiasm and expectancy. – Edna Lister, Is Faith Enough? June 21, 1960.


Intuition awakens as you apply the mental faculties of logic, reason, discrimination, discretion and discernment. – Edna Lister, How Do I Wait Upon the Lord? June 28, 1960.


Self offers only a very low point of intuition and illumination where one believes a God, a Power may exist. They sit, thinking of statements by the mile while their subconscious mind wanders all over the world without ever leaving the basement of consciousness. No one can ever reach a state of soul ecstasy in such self-centered worship. – Edna Lister, Increase Through High Prayer, July 3, 1960.


In one sense, the entire Book of Genesis is a metaphor. The woman represents love and the emotions. The man represents wisdom and the intellect. The serpent represents the unrestrained emotional and physical desires for pleasure and excess, subtly entwining and enslaving the soul. The "fall," from eating the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, represents the emotions tempting intellect to misuse the creative fire. When the soul had reached a requisite point of knowledge of good and evil, the right and wrong ways to love, God closed the Garden of Eden.

Man climbs in consciousness from lower to upper Egypt, into the Promised Land, and finally into the Garden of Eden. Entering the Garden of Eden describes the soul in its expression beyond self, reaching for the Tree of Life. When humanity could finally tap the Tree of Life, God closed access to the higher creative centers in the head, the doors to intuition and spiritual illumination, so man could not misuse them in service to the self. – Edna Lister, The Tree of Life, October 15, 1961.


Even with the highest intuition in the world, you are apt to grow lukewarm without sufficient fire of desire to ascend. – Edna Lister, Ten Virgins Wise and Foolish, December 16, 1962.


Oriental philosophy and religion use the lotus as the symbol of the mental body centers. At birth, the crown lotus is a tight bud, slowly opening in seven-year cycles until it is full blown in the third cycle, at twenty-one years of age. Usually the eight petals on the left side are open at birth as the love faculty of intuition. Children seem just to "know" and see and hear spiritually.

During the second cycle, from age seven through fourteen, the wisdom faculty petals of illumination open on the right side, as the child is gaining knowledge. Under training and discipline of the self, the youth maintains the balance between love and wisdom, intuition and illumination. Then the left eight petals remain open. If the soul falls into self-centered will, the lotus petals gradually close until the soul loses its heavenly contact. – Edna Lister, The Crown of Roses, June 30, 1963.


Vision reveals law, and intuition and illumination interpret what vision grasps from divine Mind. – Edna Lister, Five Keys of the Kingdom, 1964.


As you turn imagination upward and use it as soul vision instead of "thought pictures," it functions as intuition and illumination, which form themselves into comprehension, the combined Wisdom and Love of God in action. – Edna Lister, Five Keys of the Kingdom, 1964.


A premonition comes from the outer world, but you must live by intuition held in check by soul discipline and illumination. – Edna Lister, The Legend of Isis and Osiris, April 14, 1964.


To discover truth requires that you bring illumination, intuition and cosmic consciousness to bear on each situation to create balance. To slide down the pole from this high state is falling back onto the line of fate or living by appetitive creature nature. Living by human nature is living by creature nature.

When you ascend to the Path of Destiny, you access the One Christ mind, which enables your mind to function as intuition, illumination, and cosmic consciousness. Ascension puts you on course to fulfill your mission undisturbed by outer circumstances. Fate, however, entwines you with the past. – Edna Lister, Deity and Divinity, October 6, 1964.


As your awareness increases, it becomes intuition and illumination. – Edna Lister, The Good Shepherd, November 1, 1964.


Illumination, plus intuition and common sense, gives you a just appraisal. – Edna Lister, How to Make a Just Appraisal, May 14, 1968.


To get more Light and intuition, raise the vibration of your desire. – Edna Lister, Let Your Light So Shine, November 24, 1968.

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Intuition

This Edna Lister Bible study outline is dated November 22, 1934, Buffalo, New York. Scripture: Acts 17:22-31.

"As I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead." – Acts 17:22-31.

You must use intuition righteously. Cultivating super-sensitivity is misuse of this soul faculty. You can contact true intuition only in the silence. A hunch is the subconscious extending mental feelers, to read the stock market, pick racehorses, to read minds, and so on.

Paul is describing hunch-consciousness when he said, "They should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being." – Acts 17:27-28. People are always wanting God, and searching for Him.

Each of us is a genius. You are all experts in something, often in your profession or favorite hobby. Some are experts in avoiding work, or experts in finding excuses. Many are specialists in poverty and disease.

If you want to know a person's genius, listen to him talk. Is it conversation or a sales pitch? You may be radiant with genius, yet your use of silence is the turning point, the parting of the way to success or failure.

You cannot be an expert job holder and an expert job hunter at the same time. Let go of the job you do not yet have, and apply yourself in your present place. Let your Light so shine.

You may not take a question into the silence, or you will have no room for the answer. Let go of the questions of why and how. That is Power's business.

Quit chasing shadows. Quit chasing darkness. Quit chasing things. Quit chasing petty and selfish desires.

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The Still Waters of Intuition

This Edna Lister sermon outline is dated May 24, 1942, Buffalo, New York. Scripture: Psalm 23.

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." – Psalm 23.

Intuition is more than a hunch, which is the subconscious interpreting for the higher conscious mind. Intuition has three phases or factors — prayer, treatments, and the golden silence.

The first phase of intuition is prayer: Look up with your eyes, lift up your voice in praise and rejoice. Always finish with, "Thank You, Father, that You always say yes."

The second step is treatment: Lift everything and everyone you can think of into the House of the Lord, the House of Light and joy.

In the third phase, you must enter the golden silence. You hear with your ears, but listen with your brain cells. When you listen, you hear the vibration of the Logos, the Word, on your brain cells, and you know. This is intuition.

The soul rides out and up to glory, while life rides down the line of your unselfish giving up. Remain in this high place, waiting upon the Lord, while you are working out your own salvation below.

Now, what do you do during the times when you are not in the silence? You continue to wait in rapturous expectancy, never giving up. It's never too late, just too soon to carry on. Never stop knocking on heaven's door, or allow discouragement to hold you down.

Self-interest is always focused inward, and is selfish. Self, selling itself, is always focused outward, and anoints your head with oil.

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Living Water, Christ for All People 1

This Edna Lister sermon outline is dated January 26, 1947, Tacoma, Washington; she also used it April 22, 1956, Tacoma, Washington. Scripture: John 4:5-30.

"Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him." – John 4:5-30.

Jesus acknowledged that he was the true Messiah after the Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar called him the Messiah. She had intuitively understood who and what he was. The outstanding idea in this chapter is feminine intuition, which is based in love.

The Samaritans had been slaves in foreign lands, Jews who had returned from worshiping false gods, pagan and heathen. They had to be reintegrated into the twelve tribes, yet no Jew would speak to them, especially to a woman.

Jesus rested by the well and entered the silence to receive the living waters. He spoke to the Samaritan woman and broke her bondage, which started a vibration that we still live on today, a world Messiah and women lifted to God.

Women were still in bondage after all the lesser racial messiahs had completed their missions, for only the first and only Begotten Son of God could open the vibration of their freedom. Jesus spoke six phrases directly connected with women. First, "Give me to drink" illustrates asking love-as-intuition to become one with God.

When the woman questioned from where he would draw the living water, Jesus answered, "Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." – John 4:14.

This exchange illustrates how Wisdom gives the secrets of Power to love-as-intuition. The woman's five so-called husbands represent the soul in bondage to the self's love of physical sensations. The man with whom the woman was currently living, who was not her husband, illustrates her wrong creations in the world.

"The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he." – John 4:25.

The woman, who at first represents the creature soul, embodies rational soul in this passage. Jesus symbolizes the Oversoul as I AM consciousness, which becomes "I am he" or "I am she" as Oversoul enfolds the embodied soul.

The disciples returned and marveled that Jesus was speaking with her. "Yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?" – John 4:27. The disciples represent the faculties, which have searched and return with meat. Intuition and illumination have already received that and more.

The woman, as love, consciously goes forth to bring others back to God, which integrates how love stabilizes your body cells into working for you properly and efficiently.

Jesus acknowledged his responsibility for lifting when he said, "I am he." You acknowledge your responsibility with "I am my brother's keeper. I and the Father are one. The Father does the work." The One of you is God, the One.

You need fearlessness in expression. Are you afraid to say, "I AM healed"? God is with you. Whom shall you fear? Your character is Godlike because God as me is the same as God as us.

God is a Spirit and works as Spirit with you in your present place of all wisdom and love. He works through you, acting through you as illumination and intuition. Heaven is your place and your state of consciousness.

Have you loaded your ship o' dreams with a cargo of darkness in the past? Cast out the ballast. Are you still waiting to load a new cargo? Load it today with a cargo of power, strength, love, glory and Light.

Declare, "I acknowledge God as all. I express God as my love. I belong to all Power. I am responsible. I am fearless. I am surrendered."

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Living Water, Christ for All People 2

This Edna Lister Bible study outline is dated April 22, 1947, Tacoma, Washington. Scripture: John 4:5-30.

"Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him." – John 4:5-30.

This chapter of the Gospel of John shows Jesus as the true Messiah. Its keynote is the feminine and women, and stresses the acknowledgment of responsibility. He shows fearlessness in speech and actions, and that Godlike character belongs to everyone.

The Samaritans were descendants of Jacob, whose well this was at Sychar. They read and believed in the Old Testament. Yet they worshiped God in the old high places, and some followed strange gods.

No self-respecting Jew would speak to a Samaritan woman. Yet, by doing so, Jesus opened the keynote of feminine emancipation for all women. He, who was the Messiah, spoke to and helped the Samaritan woman.

"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." – John 4:24. God is a Spirit!

As Jesus did, you must acknowledge God as your Father — He proclaimed of the messiah, "I am he." He called God "my Father," said, "Not I but the Father doeth the work," and "I and my Father are one." In all fearlessness, he said, "If God is with me, whom or what shall I fear?" This Messiah-like character belongs to you and all of us.

The story of the woman at the Sychar well illustrates five phases of intuition being exalted as love ascends. First, he said, "Give me to drink" of intuition, then "I will give to you the living waters of love."

Thus, Jesus opened woman's emancipation vibration. The creature soul, lifted and ascended, frees intuition and spiritual illumination.

When she mentioned the Messiah, he told her, "I, who speak to thee, am he." When his disciples heard this, they marveled, which is how intellect usually responds to intuition and illumination.

Finally, love is able to put intuition to work. Illumination brightens the corners of your beliefs, removing doubts. Everything comes into balance and harmony when you worship God as Spirit, in Spirit.

Why are you waiting? You can all load a ship o' dreams with the cargo of your choice, exactly what you want in life. All you need to do is to acknowledge your responsibility and be fearless in your expression. Are you afraid to say, "I am healed"? If so, why?

All that the Father has is yours to use — all Light as Power, Love, strength, might and glory, now. Load that ship o' dreams and it will sail right back to you.

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Your Word Is Your Magic Wand

This Edna Lister sermon outline is dated February 3, 1953, Tacoma, Washington. Scripture: Job 22:28.

"Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways." – Job 22:28.

A decree is "a law, a formal order as to what shall be or not be done." Courts judge by laws written for all alike, which all must obey to protect the helpless.

You are free to make the laws you desire for your inner life, and you make your own laws every day. Today, you may choose to create good and joy, to move up in consciousness to receive more, or choose the negative, the low, the less. You may choose grief, self-pity or just plain indifference, which is the worst curse.

Instinct rules an animal, but reason rules a human. When you see someone operating on instinct, you are really seeing a creature in human form. A Christed creator is ruled by intuition, not subconscious hunches.

Intuition means ruled by tuition within, an inner voice. Tuition means "being taught, also payment for." Intuition is both the thing received and the payment for which you receive. How? "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." – Hebrews 11:1.

God has given substance the power to become. Mind, acting, must condition it. With every breath, you release substance and the Holy Breath, and it always becomes something. Substance becomes whatever your Word decrees.

God has given the rational soul the power of conscious direction and control: To condition substance, you must speak the Word as a decree. Substance cannot condition the Word. The Word conditions substance.

The Word is Oversoul's I AM consciousness. Every word you speak is like waving your magic wand of Power. Wisdom speaks only what it desires to say. Foolishness blurts out whatever floats atop its consciousness.

To speak properly, powerfully, remain uplifted in consciousness where intuition rules your life. From the heights, you listen to the Word, speak, and send forth a mighty vibration.

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Love Wins

This Edna Lister sermon outline is dated October 18, 1953, Cleveland, Ohio; she also used it November 8, 1953, Buffalo, New York. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:17-31.

"For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." – 1 Corinthians 1:17-31.

In preparing this sermon, I sought verses for "love," but no light revealed them. Then I realized that wisdom is a flame and a fire. I saw this. Wisdom, the first Emanation, is the foundation for free will in and as man, like the framework of Creation, or the walls of a mold or container. Love must have something to sustain, to brood over, and to nourish.

Wisdom and Love join to form a cross, with Love as the upright and Wisdom as the crossbar. Wisdom is both illumination and will. When Wisdom is anchored as principle, will is subject to the soul and illumination enables you to see and hear the idea.

Love is both intuition and desire. When Love is ascending, it exalts intuition and lifts desire. Love ascends as desire to meet and mate with will. The perfect result is compassion under mercy. You can be balanced only when you put selfish will on the crossbar so that the flames of desire burn away the dross as love ascends.

"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." – 1 Corinthians 1:18. Why? Nations perish without vision. "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." – Proverbs 29:18. When you refuse to sacrifice self-centered will, you lose your vision spiritually, then physically.

What is free will? Inherently, free will is the power of choice. What can you choose really? You can choose between hot or cold, in or out, up or down, light or dark, but nothing else. You cannot truly know free will until you learn what love is.

As you walk the Way of the Christ, you must apply wisdom as free will, righteousness as vision in action, sanctification as your knowledge of love, and redemption, which is transmutation through love.

What is love? Love has a language, is art, and has capacity. The language of love is giving. The art of love is being agreeable and able to bounce back.

Love's capacity, as intuition, is determined by its quality, thin and weak or rich and strong. We refer to love as "mother's milk" and the "milk of human kindness," but milk separates into degrees, skim milk, cream and butter.

Love, though fine as a gossamer web, is the strongest power in the universe. Love has no means of expression except through personality.

You may feel as though you are bursting with love, yet this is not enough unless you direct it in wisdom through your right use of free will. Look up in consciousness, agree with God and adjust to the other person.

You express love by giving, not things but by the self you give up to God. You can always give the world compassion and understanding, knowing when and what to give through your intuition.

Through the art of love you learn how to agree with God and adjust to the other person. You can do this through disciplining the will and by sacrificing self-centered will.

The first step is to lay your will on the altar for purification, to be cleansed of selfishness, domination of others and the use of force, as in forcing your will on another. You express negatively when you say, "I won't," "I will," "I can't," "I'm trying," and "You must."

Once you have laid will on the altar, you must pick it up again. Otherwise, you cannot make your choices known to God. How can the Father know what you want, except as you, through your will to choose, which is your free will.

Plan and put your plan and goal on a cloud of Light, but do not set a time limit. Pray for orders and wait in the golden silence for answers. Execute all orders you receive through prayer, under free will, as to your approach, and what words you must use to be cleansed of self.

On the outer point, you may appear to be cold, yet remain an inner minister of flame and fire. Move up in consciousness until your will is free of self. Continue moving up until you reach soul vision.

The question is not whether you do or do not have free will, but how do you want to use your God-given, untouchable free will? What do you want it to do for you, for others? What do you want to do with the free will that is yours? Your free will cannot be taken from you.

When mated, desire and will become the Holy Ghost as the fully Christed I AM consciousness. You cannot know what free will is until you know what love is! To agree with the adversary means to look up in consciousness and agree with God.

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Intuition or Hunch

This Edna Lister Bible study outline is dated September 18, 1955, Tacoma, Washington. Scriptures: James 1:17 and Isaiah 30:21.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness or shadow of turning." – James 1:17.

"Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left." – Isaiah 30:21.

Intuition is "a quick perception of truth, without conscious attention or reasoning, truth attained through apprehension, also instinctive knowledge or feeling," which we induct from the five senses. Perception is "the act or power of perceiving intuitively, to become aware through the faculties, or instinctively through the five senses."

The term "hunch" came into expression from the old superstition that good luck attends the touching of the hump of a hunchback. A hunch is "a premonition, meaning to admonish in advance of actual warning, instinctive foreboding or a prediction."

From these definitions, it's easy enough to see where misunderstandings can occur, because the definitions seat intuition and hunches in two different places. Intuition is part of super-conscious I AM. The I AM center in the head, ruled by the Christ mind, holds the centers of intuition and illumination in the pituitary gland and pineal body.

Hunches belong to the subconscious mind. The solar plexus is the seat of the instinctive "brain," ruled by that part of mind called the subconscious. Thus, confusion results.

Apperception is the kind of perception in which the conscious mind is active during the process of perceiving. Apperception includes the addition of recognition and interpretation, all powers of the intellect used in acquisition and elaboration of that which is perceived.

"Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left." – Isaiah 30:21. Intuition is the result of desire and will become one as the I AM consciousness in the tower room of the higher creative center.

Hunches operate from the solar plexus, which is the seat of all past superstition. Predictions, for instance those based on studying the cycles of astrology, can come true, but prayer, which releases God's Power, moves the white Light of the Christ through those stars and planets to set predictions and hunches aside.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness or shadow of turning." – James 1:17. Intuition is the Voice of God speaking when it comes from above as miracles with no variableness or turning.

You can become a genius or expert through intuition. An expert is a job holder. You cannot be an expert job hunter and job holder at the same time. Let go of the job you do not have, and declare "I am in my right place." Then apply elsewhere until a new position opens.

You cannot be an expert at avoiding work and making excuses for not finding it, and a job receiver. Some people are experts in weakness, disease, pain and lack, but they cannot also be experts in gain, open doors and the strength of shining Light simultaneously.

A man, who was down on his luck, failed to pay his rent. The landlady turned off his heat, and finally threatened to evict him during sub-zero weather. He went into the freezing night hunting for a doorway or corner in which to freeze, while his little self kept whispering, "Death is the only way out for me."

He finally heard the voice of intuition saying, "I AM," and he wonderingly repeated, "I AM. I AM. I AM" until Power surged in him, possessing him with unearthly strength that warmed him.

He returned to his room, which seemed warm enough to him, and slept. The next day he returned to a business where they had refused him the day before, to find that an employee had failed to show up, and they put him to work.

Intuition solved his problem when he became still enough to hear the Voice of God. He nearly died, but the Power did the work when intuition overpowered the "hunch" realm.

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Make Desire Your Glory 1

This Edna Lister sermon outline is dated June 14, 1959, Cleveland, Ohio. Scripture: Colossians 1:10-29.

"For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." – Colossians 1:10-29.

What is desire? It must be something above and beyond "I want." Desire is love, which inverted becomes hatred. Desire is the original creative fire that started a lonely God expressing and creating from His own substance. Desire is the creative impulse in man, God's life as you, used physically in action, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. You cannot kill desire. Repressing desire only atrophies the endocrine glands through which desire functions.

You must open three portals between self and the higher Oversoul. A portal describes an elaborate doorway, and the term implies wealth, a high place, position and power. Hence, choose to use it in regard to the soul, instead of the commoner terms of gate or door.

Desire is the first portal to soul expression. Desire is the key that unlocks your treasure chest of soul glory. Feed your desire with the food of devotion to the thing desired. Your devotion to God fans your desire to a white heat of glory. It also burns out all physical, emotional and mental dross.

The fanning of desire to a burning blaze of joy opens with faith in God. It finishes at the white point of heat with the faith of God. A difficult stretch lies between, which causes constant conflict between the subconscious self and the Oversoul. The rational soul is torn between the two, suffering and being tortured.

Desire, raised, mates with will through the getting of understanding and wisdom. Paul says to "walk worthy." The feet represent understanding, and the arches represent your load-bearing foundation.

To "increase in knowledge" is to gain wisdom to add to your understanding. You are "strengthened with all might" through joyfulness. If you remain "grounded and settled" in truth principles, with your feet on earth, you are "settled up," and open extended vision in heaven. Nothing is more indicative of place or position with God than the individual's degree of intuition or illumination.

You can open the second and third portals only through mating desire with will until they become one. The second portal is intuition, and the third is illumination. Desire and will begin ruling as intuition and wisdom from above. Your use of intuition opens additional brain cells to listen to God's Voice.

Intuition interprets the Logos (the Word) vibration into wise words. You hear with your ears, but listen with your brain cells. Intuition is the interpreter. Oversoul uses intuition, as love, to call you to climb higher.

Hunches and selfish desires arise from the subconscious. Instinctive desire is the interpreter of selfishness. Self "can't stand" any more law, "won't be blamed" any longer, "can't take" any more pressure. Self says, "No one can change my mind or how I feel about it. If this is God, I'm through with it."

Oversoul never stops lifting. If a creature with only a few brain cells awakened can be saved, what can the Oversoul do to lift as the living soul of God as man? Oversoul can lift the little self from its rebellion and willfulness. Soul lifts, but self drags.

Oversoul cannot even see darkness. The "still waters" in Psalm 23 describe the Oversoul's intuition. Oversoul finally opens the third portal into illumination, the "house of the Lord," of Light and joy, which open into the "green pastures" of growth. Oversoul unveils the mystery of all ages: Your soul is the Christ of glory within. You are the Christed one to whom God would make known the riches of the glory of this mystery.

Glory descends three times on the path from desire and will to intuition and illumination. First is the Neophyte's Rebirth into Discipleship. The second descent begins with the Baptism by Water and ends with the Baptism by Fire. The third descent of glory includes the four higher initiations of Transfiguration, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension.

The first descent finds faith, love and joy, the disciples of the Christ mind, sound asleep. The second descent of glory finds faith napping, love nodding, and joy sound asleep.

However, the third descent is so glorious, that it starts the soul into action. Oversoul keeps touching the "little self," saying, "Watch with me."

The Christed one now finds faith, love and joy wide awake and alert. I AM, the Christed consciousness, finds desire aflame with the glory and joy of full devotion to God.

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Make Desire Your Glory 2

This Edna Lister sermon transcript is dated June 14, 1959, Cleveland, Ohio. Scribes: Ruth Johnson, Irene White. Scripture: Colossians 1:10-29.

"For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." – Colossians 1:10-29.

Desire is above and beyond the "little self" wanting, clutching and grabbing. God, in the beginning, was alone, with no one through whom He could express, with no one on whom He could lavish His love. God desired us and we came into being.

When God created the world He never planned the mess we have made of it. He created us as instruments through which to express, and gave us free will to choose good or evil. However, our will is "free" only when we exercise it "by Him and for Him, to express His Wisdom."

God holds absolute control over every life spark of substance, the "firstborn" of every living creature. Your firstborn is your body in which you dwell, your mind with which you draw ideas from above. Your mental body lotus petals reach like antennae for ideas and direction from divine Mind within the River of Life. They touch a corresponding vibration, and draw what you need to you.

You reach God though three portals, desire, intuition and illumination. A portal is an elaborate opening into the glory of God, unlike a plain gate or door.

Desire is that Creative Impulse, made in the image and likeness of God. You are that Creative Impulse made by and for Him. You must feed desire with devotion, praise and love. Indifference, lukewarmness and "I-do not-care-ness" starve desire, so you have no substance for your prayer molds, no life in your body.

You are a creator, but how do you use your creative tools? You always pay a price for everything you get. Look up with your inner eye, and make certain your portal is open, for self closes every door. Be devoted to God or at least to the object of your prayer.

Declare, "I am alive, alert and aware, open to the River of Life flowing through me now." Fill your creative molds when your desire becomes a burning flame. The perfection of your desire takes you before the high altar, but what you have not yet comprehended brings you back to earth.

Humility is living up to your highest vision of God, and living for Him. Some confuse their idea of humility with acceptance. Humility looks at everything that comes as good, no matter how dark or unclean it appears.

If you have a high idea of your humility, you have pride instead. You close the portal to the River of Life when you think of self instead of God. You cannot be ill or lack for anything when the River of Life fills you.

When someone says, "I wish I had it as easy as you," it is a sign that the River of Life is filling you. Why be angry?

Paul taught four steps to build up desire: "Walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light." – Colossians 1:10-12.

To "walk worthy of the Lord" means holding honor to and for God first, above all things. If people leave you because of this, let them go, and stand on principle.

Walking refers to the feet, which represent understanding, and the arches, which symbolize your foundation principles. Are yours fallen? To walk worthy implies honor and loyalty to principle that leaves you unshakable and immovable.

"Increasing in the knowledge of God" opens the door to wisdom and understanding. Study exercises the mind, opens brain cells, and leaves little room for idle thoughts, which is one method of working out your own salvation.

You can arise weak and weepy, then something makes you joyous and strengthens your body. Why wait for an outside event? Create your own invincible joy, and be filled with the might of His glorious Power. Become a joy-maker instead of a suffering martyr. You never lack energy when you are joyful.

And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister. – Colossians 1:21-23.

Grounded and steadfast means being stabilized in truth. Without understanding to add stability, you are grounded another way, with wings clipped and tail-feathers dragging.

Steadfastness is being settled in one place, and the best place is in the Light. Some settle down on one truth until they become stuck in opinion and prejudice. People say, "I've settled up" when they pay a debt. Being grounded in truth is the same — you are settled up in the Light.

The next two portals move from desire and will to intuition and illumination. As a neophyte, you ascend from faith in God to the faith of God. Then, no matter the outer appearance, you declare perfection even in the face of death, as Jesus did with Lazarus.

The lotus center over the pituitary gland opens under burning desire. Intuition awakens the brain cells of the cortex and you have a "listening station" for the Voice of God. Your brain cells turn upward to hear God, not the world. Intuition interprets the vibration into words when you listen with the ears of Mind.

Self is the interpreter at the solar plexus, the seat of subconscious mind. People still need psychiatry because everyone has a subconscious translator that often conflicts with reality.

The subconscious mind and the desire body combined form the seat of sensation. Thus, a person who has a hunch says, "I feel this." Hunches originate in the subconscious, which follows old patterns. A hunch means that self has taken over, not the soul vision that expands.

Super-conscious mind says, "Come higher," the subconscious says, "Stay down here with me," and soul stands in the middle, torn between the two. Descending in consciousness is like a dark nightmare.

Ascending through the portal of intuition leads you by the "still waters" of the golden silence. You do not need to enter the golden silence, for you are there now. Declare it a thousand times an hour, if necessary, to reach illumination. The seat of illumination is the pineal body, where you walk in expansive "green pastures." Green represents soul expansion and growth.

Finally, you arrive at a beautiful place, having expanded to the faith of God. You know success in all ways, inner and outer when you are "settled up" and steadfast beside the still waters. Then you experience three descents of the Holy Ghost.

Jesus asked his disciples to watch and pray with him in Gethsemane, but found them asleep. You watch and pray, then find your faith, love and joy sleeping. You entertain beliefs that shake your faith, feelings instead of love, and have a hunch that suggests someone out there should be good and make "little me" happy.

Why settle for happiness when joy is available? Joy is a first principle of God and a name of the Begotten Son. To know joy, you must make yourself good and make others happy. Oversoul calls as the voice of intuition, "Watch with me." At last, faith, love and joy are awake.

"Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." – Colossians 1:25-27.

With the third descent of the Holy Spirit, you unfold mysteries hidden for ages, awaiting revelation through intuition and illumination. "Ages" refer to time and "generations" refer to the people to whom God would make known the mysteries, the "nations" or Gentiles.

Christed consciousness is the hope of glory. Flaming desire ignites intuition into contacting its Source, until illumination fills you as the life of God. Then you are so settled and grounded that nothing of earth can disturb you.

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God." – Matthew 6:33 is a law that any metaphysical baby can obey. Adults become this law of glory when they are settled up in the kingdom. Hold to this law. Stand on it as your foundation. Know that law is truth, verbally expressed.

Christ consciousness is not squeezed into your body, but is you, created in the image and likeness of God. The glory of God is yours to use on earth, so use it in lavish measure.

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Edna Miriam Lister
1884 –1971
The original Pioneering Mystic
minister, teacher, and author

Edna Lister



Etymology of intuition: Latin intuitus, intueor; in and tueor. "look at, consider, watch over."


Intuition is an abstract principle.

Intuition is a law of being.

Intuition is a mental and spiritual faculty.


Quotes

The supreme task of the physicist is the discovery of the most general elementary laws from which the world-picture can be deduced logically. But there is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance and this Einfuehlung [empathy] is developed by experience. – Albert Einstein, Prologue to Max Planck's Where is Science Going?

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data. – John Naisbitt as cited in Chang, 2006, 419.

It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover. – Henri Poincare

Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity. – Alan Turing

… One in whom persuasion and belief
Had ripened into faith, and faith become
A passionate intuition; whence the Soul,
Though bound to earth by ties of pity and love,
From all injurious servitude was free.
– William Wordsworth


References

Einstein, Albert. "Prologue" to Max Planck's Where is Science Going?. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1932, 10.

Naisbitt, John, as cited in Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing by Larry Chang. Embassy Books, 2009, 419; ISBN-10: 8188452785.

Poincare, Henri. "Mathematical Definitions and Education," Science and Method, Part II, Chapter 2. Francis Maitland, trans. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1914, 128-129.

The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 volumes. E.S.C. Weiner,ed. Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).

Turing, Alan. "The purpose of ordinal logics," Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals, Doctoral dissertation, Princeton University, 1938, 57.

Wordsworth, William. "The Excursion," The Complete Poetical Works, Despondency Corrected, Book Fourth, lines 1293-1297. London: Macmillan & Co., 1888; Bartleby.com, [accessed February 27, 2017].


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