XII, pg 101
God within you knows by pure
intuition: that is, without process of reasoning with reference
to external facts or existing conditions. If God were to know in
any other way He would be finite. This is why it is said that
God is omniscient or all-knowing. Such omniscience or
all-knowingness exists at the very center of your being.
Therefore, Divine Guidance exists at the center of your being,
acting as a principle of nature.
If you are living in an Intelligence which instantly knows the
answer to any problem, then you are living in an Intelligence
which has no problem. You are, therefore, bringing your problem
to a Principle which has no problem, just as electricity, or
mathematics, or the law of gravitation has no problem. Hold up
an object heavier than air and let go of it and the law of
gravitation will bring it to the earth. It would be a problem if
you had to force this object to the earth. It is no problem to
the law which works automatically. You let go of the object and
the rest is automatic. So it is with the use of other principles
in nature. So it is with Divine Guidance.
Common sense will tell you that Divine Guidance cannot exist for
a few persons. It cannot exist because of any religious belief
or because of a dogmatic acceptance of any creed. Divine
Guidance must exist for you and everyone, or not at all - just
as electricity exists for everyone.
Divine Guidance, like the presence of God, is at the center of
your being. When you turn to Spirit for the solution of your
problem, Spirit answers by intuitively knowing, not the problem,
but its answer. If you have a problem of confusion and wish to
gain peace, this could not be done by asking God to be peace,
for God is peace. Your answer would come as you turn from
the confusion to the contemplation of peace. You cannot join
confusion with peace. You must forget the one if you would unify
with the other. Say:
Knowing the the law of God is perfect, I
lay aside all fear, uncertainty and doubt.
There is no burden whatsoever in my consciousness.
I live in the Kingdom of Heaven now.
I rejoice in the Divine Presence.
I bathe in the sunlight of eternal Truth.
I consciously enter into the benediction of Peace.
As your consciousness lifts itself above the problem into a
spiritual atmosphere of affirmation, the problem, as such,
disappears and the answer takes its place. Every problem
contains its own answer if you think of the problem merely as a
question, an inquiry, and not as an obstruction. Thinking of it
this way, keep your mind not on the repetition of thoughts about
the problem, but on the receipt of a definite answer.