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     MEETINGS:(First Sunday*) THE INN OF CHICAGO         
                       162 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611 11:00 AM/12:15 PM/ 12:45 PM
                       (Mezzanine Level) (Join Us On-line or Phone-in)

                       (Second Tuesday*) ON-LINE MEETING
                       (Or Phone-in) 7:30 PM CST (Info. in Study Guide)                                          

                       (Third Sunday*) CLASS IN LAGUNA WOODS, CA. Attend In Person,     
                       On-line, or By Phone. Info: bob_harper@sbcglobal.net           

                       (Fourth Tuesday) ON-LINE MEETING
                       (Or Phone-in) 7:30 PM CST (Info. in Study Guide)

                       (Every Thursday**) ON-LINE BOOK STUDY MEETING
                       (Or Phone-in) 7:30 PM CST (Info. in Study Guide)

                       Conducted by Bob Harper  

                       (* Of the Month) (**No Meeting on October 12th.)

      Meditation Starts 15 min. Before Meeting Time  
      Conducted by Bob Harper

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"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with
whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
- James 1:17

    October, 2017              

    Dear Friends,

        As we enter the Autumn season, in the Midwest we are beginning to see the glorious
    display of nature which paints the landscape in vibrant hues of gold and red and every
    shade in between! Juxtaposed upon this fabulous display are the more discouraging
    things  of human perception: wars, rumors of war, recent destructive weather, man's
    inhumanity to man. This month's Work will once again remind us that neither the good
    nor the evil of human sense is personal nor a power. It will bring to mind Joel's revelation
    that when we witness the appearances of "this world" with Clear Vision, we neither have
    person nor condition but only the no-thing-ness, the "no-one-ness" of personal sense, the
    tempting shadows of carnal mind. We are, in Truth, seeing the breaking up of human
    consciousness so that the Light of Christ may shine as Man's true Nature and Being.

           "I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to
    graven images. Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have
    put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up,
    nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax
    shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged,
    till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
        ... To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness
    out of the prison house. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another,
   neither my praise to graven images."
- Isaiah 42:1-4,7,8
        "... The omnipresence of God reveals the nothingness of the carnal mind, of all its activities and
    whatever its so-called history.
        The carnal mind does not operate as a person or thing: it operates only as a belief in two powers.
    I do not accept that belief because I accept God as the one Power.
        Did God make the carnal mind? No, the carnal mind and all its activities are nothing. They are
    this universal human mind arising out of the belief of good and evil, a belief which has no real
    existence. In reality, there is no mind to be called 'carnal'."
      - Joel, "The Consciousness of Truth is the Healer," from CONSCIOUSNESS IS WHAT I AM, Ch. 10

        The First Sunday, October 1st, Meeting will be at THE INN OF CHICAGO, and will
    have a different format for this month. I was so taken with Chapter 10, "The
    Consciousness of Truth is the Healer," from Joel's CONSCIOUSNESS IS WHAT I AM, I
    thought that it would be beneficial to play a selection from the recordings which were
    used as the basis for this Chapter, plus one that is a further exploration of Joel's unique
    unfoldment regarding healing work and the impersonal nature of error. Selections from
    the 3 recordings will run from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (with a short break at 12:15), which
    means that there will be no First Sunday Talk or recording by Margaret Ponga (they will
    resume in November.) Please join us for this opportunity to really dive deeply into this
    important healing principle!

           Our recording broadcasts for October will continue on the Second Tuesday, October
    10th, when we will hear Virginia Stephenson's 1994 Asilomar Class, Session #9, "Awake
    From the Dream" which was the basis for her October Monthly Lesson of 2011.

       There will be no recording broadcast for our Third Sunday meeting on October 15th,
    due to the October 14-15th Laguna Woods, CA Gathering for World Work and
    Meditation. You are lovingly invited to participate in the class experience either in
    person, On-line, or by Phone. Tuition is a Free Will Offering. For registration and
    Connection info., please contact
        The Forth Tuesday meeting of October 24th will be a continuing of the "New Horizon
    Series". This collection of deep and mostly 3rd Degree teachings that Joel said were "a
    lesson seldom given," will continue with "Bear Witness to the Universal Nature of Illusory
    Error," a recording, that corresponds to Chapter 10 in THE HEART OF MYSTICISM,
    1957 I.W. Letters, and which is from Joel's 1955 KAILUA STUDY GROUP, Recording
    (#0128B). This recording is the definitive lesson on the impersonalization of error!

           And available for listening at your leisure, we will be finishing Luella's 1992 Green
    Bay Closed Class with Session 6, "Spiritual Identity: Being Taught of God." This Class Session
    was actually the last talk given by Luella, as she passed on a few months later, in 1993. In addition
    to the audio file,  a transcript is available . (Special thanks to Lori B. and Linda F!)

    Luella's workbooks, DEVELOPING SPIRITUAL CONSCIOUSNESS Vols. I and II, continue to be
    popular with students as clear, concise explorations of the principles of spiritual living
    and healing. Along with the newer paper edition of both volumes,
    brand new eBook versions (for all eReaders) of both Volumes, as well as
    Luella's TREASURE HUNT, are now available for purchase on Amazon.com.  Please click
    on this link for a preview or to purchase:
    Our Weekly Book Study Meetings for 2017, on Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM CST, will
    be continuing on October 5th. We will be working with Chapter 10 from our book, Joel's
    THE JOURNEY BACK to the FATHER'S HOUSE, which was originally published as THE
    INFINITE WAY LETTERS OF 1979. Registration for participation in this meeting is now
    closed. To register for next year's meetings, please contact me at:bob_harper@sbcglobal.net, or
    (847) 428-4759. Also, if you are thinking of registering for next year, please read: Weekly Book
    Study Meetings Purpose and Guidelines 2017. This will give you an idea of the format for this study

      Aloha and Blessings!                         




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