SOME PEOPLE CAN re-member
the golden time 100 years ago. It was time of a kind of poverty of the
mind but not a poverty of the spirit. What it prepared us for was yet
unrealized. It was a time when much we enjoy today was undreamed. What
things we consider important in our lives and homes were not even a
reverie to our way-out thinkers. Each dream is the foundation of the
unrealized present which is always there. I live in the now and see past
all temporary illusions to the reality which is and always will be.
In every era the fulfillment of the necessities of life
were ever present and abundantly so. It was the luxuries that were
unattainable to the materially wealthy and the substance poor.
America in 1902:
- Average 1902 life
expectancy was 47; average 2004 life expectancy is 80.
- 14% of homes had
- 8% of homes had a
telephone. A 3-minute call from Denver to NYC cost $11.
- On 144 miles of paved
roads were 8,000 cars. In most cities the top speed limit was 10
- Alabama or
Mississippi or Iowa or Tennessee each had more population than
- Tallest structure in
the world was the Eiffel Tower.
- Average wage 22 cents
It is my
privilege to travel the world--also visiting in areas of the United
States--where there is a poverty level of living. Wherever I go,
strangely enough, while the people wanted--for--the--luxuries--of--life,
the necessities of life were there. Easy to find were also wine, beer,
television, music, churches and many children.
Yet under all circumstances--abundant or poor--there are always the
ones who will not limit themselves by the appearances which lay all
about them. They have their dream of success, their dream of things, but
most of all--and truly this is proof of the nobility of the
spirit--those who have the least are usually concerned about being a
blessing to those who have even less or are living in similar straits.
They have the desire to minister unto the world and teach the world how
to live more abundantly, smile, while they are still there in
limitation, but thinking abundantly.
In every area I visited across the globe there are a large number
of people who are enterprising and make a good living for themselves and
enjoy many luxuries. It can and is being done.
We can read about conditions 100 years ago and think to ourselves
how primitive by today’s standards. Yet not because of the limitations
they experienced, but because of the idea they had of themselves, their
lives were short spanned. In the days of Jesus a 30 year old persons was
aged and living past his normal life span. Yet in early Biblical times
we read about lives which spanned hundreds of years almost to a
thousand--probably there were those who even topped 1,000 but no record
stands about them.
What gave these people long lives when most others were limited? It
was a matter of mind, of consciousness, of expectation.
All a matter of consciousness!
The University of Healing has students in Ghana, Nigeria, Guyana,
Brazil, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany,
Mexico, Canada, United States and in countries where limitation should
not exist but does, and we have students from all these areas as well as UNI students in the more affluent areas of the world.
These students want to minister unto the world and teach the world
to sing a song of wholeness, abundance, right action, peace, harmony and
While it is true the University of Healing unconditionally teaches
these things--wholeness, abundance, right action, peace, harmony and all
good--it teaches that these things categorically begin with the
individual. These things are found in the heart of every person--without
exception--and can only be found there by each individual.
We cannot do it for another.
If we give our good to the poor, if we heal the sick, if we give
sight to the blind, if we raise the dead, if we bring peace on earth, we
are playing a fool’s game. When we teach them to do it for themselves we
give them their greatest blessing.
The leaders of underprivileged countries know that the people do
not know how to receive good gifts and the leaders keep these gifts for
themselves. This is neither good nor bad; however it indicates that each
must walk his own path.
We can show the world how to find the path within and how to walk
along this path untouched by the appearance world which also is seeking
to find its way.
am sensitive to my creation. Now I feel a responsibility for my
creation. Now I open my heart and my pocketbook to my creation. Now I
have this human compassion and concern.
Yet the moment is upon me that I see with the eyes of spirit all is
fulfilled. I see through the outer appearance or illusion through to the
divine reality and divine order in my creation. Blessings be for the
eternal now of reality! It is done.
-Dr Herbert L Beierle