“Do You Know The Route To The Secret Place Of The Most High?” By Reverend Lola Wright

reverend lola wright speaking at bodhi spiritual center - 04.30.17

On Sunday, Rev. Lola Wright concluded our “Encourage Yourself” series with her message, “Do You Know The Route To The Secret Place Of The Most High?”

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Do You Know The Route To The Secret Place Of The Most High?

Opening:
Serial Seeker
7 Real Estate or Banking Firms
10 apartments in 10 years
A Litany of Lovers
The Geographical Cure – Wherever I go there I am – DAMN!!!!
SLIDE: In running from one business position to another, or from one home to another, without first having brought about a change in consciousness, we find ourselves but repeating the old conditions in a slightly different form, so, as a rule, people who divorce freely, trying marriage after marriage, are apt to finish up as dissatisfied as they began. The general rule in Truth is, fight out your problem where you are, with prayer (affirmation of Truth). – The Sermon On The Mount by Emmet Fox p. 67

What is distracting you from Peace?
Do You Know The Route To The Secret Place Of The Most High?

Objectives:
Three Questions:
What is the Secret Place?
What is the Secret Place of The Most High?
How do I get there?

Keywords/Stories/Points:
The Secret Place – the thoughts that occupy your mind
SLIDE: All day long the thoughts that occupy your mind, your Secret Place, as Jesus calls it, are moulding your destiny for good or evil; in fact, the truth is that the whole of our life’s experience is but the outer expression of inner thought. – The Sermon On The Mount by Emmet Fox
What outer expression do you desire to shift? Either in you or the world around you – then you must get in back of the thing itself and work at the level of Cause.

Discipline – Every day, every day, all day, all day.
SLIDE: Habits of thinking are at once the most subtle in character and the most difficult to break. Our thoughts flow across the stage of consciousness in an unbroken stream, and so rapidly that only unceasing vigilance can deal with them. If you are not progressing as fast as you wish to, the remedy is – to be still more careful to hold only harmonious thoughts. Have a mental stocktaking or a review of your life, and see if you are not still thinking wrongly in some section or other of your mind. Is there some wrong line of conduct that you are still pursuing? Is there somebody whom you have not yet forgiven? Are you indulging in any kind of political or racial or religious sectarian hatred or contempt? This is sure to be disguising itself under a cloak of self-righteousness, if it is there. If it is, tear off the cloak, and get rid of the evil thing, for it is poison in your life. – The Sermon On The Mount by Emmet Fox p. 32

Dualistic consciousness to unitive consciousness – good/evil, right/wrong
When she wants plenty, she gets plenty. When she wants plenty, she gets plenty. When she wants plenty, she gets plenty. Then she gets plenty more, uhh.
SLIDE: ‘never put the two before the one, son’ Always cultivate your Wisdom, to help to build your kingdom – Plenty by Guru feat. Erykah Badu

Secret Place of the Most High
The place within where we consciously meet God
SLIDE: Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. – Psalm 91:9
SLIDE: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills (prayer/spiritual activity) from whence cometh my help. – Psalm 121:1

You get there by having a change in your Soul
The ego is fictitious – swirling thoughts that believe I am separate from God.

HOW! – Slow DOWN! Stop Running!
Be STILL. Lay down your worry. STOP IT.
SLIDE: I live as if only God and I exist. – Brother Lawrence
Hold the HIGH Watch – Where is your mental state?
SLIDE: Jesus knew that if one’s mental states are right, everything else must be right too, whereas, if these are wrong, nothing else can be right. – The Sermon On The Mount by Emmet Fox p. 18

Summary:
Your personal practice is the most important act of resistance you can engage in right now. To feast on the affirmative nature of Life, to sit in the stillness, to pause and invite the flury of the world to stop and be present with your breath. There is nothing better you can do for your immune system, your blood pressure, your disposition, your relationships. To enter the Secret Place of your consciousness and partner up into the High Altar is the greatest gift you can give yourself, your children, your partner, your coworkers, your family, your neighbors. Dwell in the Secret Place of the Most High and remember what is the TRUTH of your life.

Closing:
Prayer & Meditation

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