A MOVEMENT WITHIN GOD
If you find yourself miserable or helpless here, may I tell you that you are not condemned to the state by a
deity outside of yourself, for everything that takes place in your world is but a movement within God.
We are told that in the very beginning the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters and things came
into being. Everything - your misery, your helplessness, your joy, your sorrow - no matter what it is, comes
into being by a movement within God, and he is not a deity outside yourself. You are not a helpless being, but
the operant power of God. Seated as you are now, you can move without moving physically because your
eternal body is all Imagination. Called Jesus Christ in scripture, you are God’s power and wisdom. So if you
find yourself in a place where you are miserable and feel helpless, it is because you either knowingly or
unknowingly fell into that state, and not because of the condemnation of some deity outside of you.
Every conceivable situation that you could ever think of exists now as a fact in God but cannot be made
visible to you until you occupy it, for you are God’s operant power. Everything in this world needs man as the
agent to express it. Hate or love, joy or sorrow, all things require man to express it. We glorify or condemn
the man, but he simply represents a state which God entered knowingly or unknowingly and remained there
until the state was externalized. Everyone is free to choose the state he wishes to occupy. You imagined
yourself into your present state. If you don’t like it, you must imagine yourself out of it and into another. It is
all a matter of movement.
We are told that “He chose us in him before the foundation of the world.” Collectively forming one glorious
being, we conceived a play and speaking as one being, we said: “It is time for the play to begin.” Then
individually we said: “I AM,” and the play began. We conceived a play containing every horrible thing as well
as every lovely thing in the world. Every problem and