50 / Vessel
Order comes from harmony between two sides of life. To be a fit vessel for the Spirit, your material life must be balanced with your spiritual life. Only then can peace of mind and true prosperity flow into your life. You are like a great vessel that is used to cook and serve nourishing food and also to offer ritual sacrifice to the heavens.
For as there is made manifest in the life, the activity, the giving of such a vessel as this into the experiences of man, there should be the realization more and more—in the hearts and minds of all who come in contact with the entity—that God, the Father, keeps His promises to the children of men; giving them those vessels, those channels, through which hope and faith, and patience, are made manifest. 2156-1
Who hath said what manner of vessel this shall be? The Lord is the potter, we are the clay! Would we, then, say what manner of man we should be? Rather being a vessel of the Lord, and used by Him as a vessel for service in whatsoever field He has chosen we should go! Kick not against thine lot, nor against those things that beset thee in thine disappointments in men, or their relationships as one to another. Knowest thou not they, too, are vessels of Him that rules over all? 539-1
Hence hold fast to that thou hast gained. For as given, thy prayers are heard. Thou art a chosen vessel, thou knowest the way. As to attempt to guide or as to how, hold fast to that which is good. Hold fast to that faith, that blessing He hath given. Even as thou hast seen thy Lord, may His blessings ever be as these:
"They that love me, they that keep my commandments—they are not grievous to bear, for they bring rest not to body but to thy soul." 1301-1
. . . for the light is set in Him, and thou art chosen as a vessel for that light. Be not broken on the wheel of strife, nor yet be thou overanxious—for these are but the wayside of those who would be led astray. Keep the counsel of Him who gave that, "Come unto me and I will make thy burden light, for my yoke is easy—but learn of me." 254-35
(Q) Are we using the correct methods of breathing and intonation in our group meditations?
(A) As has been given in Meditation, to some, this then is the correct manner: As has been given so oft of old, purge ye your bodies, washing them with water, putting away those things of the mind and of the body; for tomorrow the Lord would speak with thee.
Hence in this group make thy mind, thy body, as a fit subject for a visit of thy Lord, thy God. 281-28