The first step to wisdom is to admit you know nothing. Yet, until one is ready, this is almost an impossible thing to admit. The false personal ego identity, which may claim to know so much, rebels when considering that all its thoughts add up to nothing. It does not matter whether the accumulation of what one believes to know has been gathered through the practical experience of daily life, through formal education, or through religious teachings. All is stored up in a make-believe identity of the personal ego, which prides itself that it is a storehouse of such knowledge.
Such accumulated knowledge, however, is not to be classified as wisdom. A person may be quite knowledgeable by worldly standards, yet totally lacking in wisdom. For any person who possesses wisdom-and there are but a few on this physical earth dimension-there is an awareness that goes beyond being knowledgeable.
Until we can empty our consciousness of any belief that what we know has any significant value in the eternal scheme of things, there can be no release to wisdom. As most people base their identities on their accumulated knowledge, to challenge such knowledge is to challenge their very sense of identity or existence, as they perceive it.
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Invocation and Declaration
Dr. Masters would use the following invocation and declaration in his weekly instructional life improvement lectures:
Invocation to Higher Inner Consciousness for
Starting the Week Spiritually Attuned
I call forth into the innermost center of my mind, nature's intelligence, Universal Mind, the God of my being, to release all negativity from the week just passed and throughout my life. I open myself as I start this new week to the inner light of peace, power, intuitive wisdom, creativity, healing, and revitalization throughout my entire being as a positive statement of my soul's eternal oneness with the creative power of the Father-Mother God of Universal Presence within me ... AND SO IT IS!
Declaration of Transcendent Self Reality
I am the presence of universal mind and spirit, having individualized into human form. I express the wisdom, power, creativity, peace, love and harmony of my universal origin as I go through this human life, for this realization of my true God-Selfhood, I give thanks ...
AND SO IT IS!
"Timeless Wisdom" July Audio Releases
Dr. Paul Leon Masters' Practical Wisdom
for Daily Living that is Truly Timeless
Since 1959, Dr. Masters had conducted full time research and teaching into the exploration of consciousness, synthesizing results from research experience with science, psychology and the mystical teachings of Christ and others. This is the basis and foundation of the life improvement instruction and consciousness exploration practice that he shared with those seeking a more enlightened spirituality with which to live their lives. We are now in the privileged process of releasing hundreds of these "Timeless Wisdom" lectures that haven't been available since they were first recorded, dating all the way back to the early 1970's.