Thursday, October 29, 2015

David fetcheth the ark with great solemnity from Kirjath-jearim … AND David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader. And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us: And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul.
— I Chronicles 13:1-3
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind"
Our True Inner Being … p. 9

Broadening of the mind,
Is character ennobling
Of the finest kind.
Were we to question
Life’s purpose with all,
Yearning for that
We’re not seeing;
In selfless humility
We go within
To know and to love
Our spiritual self,
That of our
True inner Being.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
— St. John 3:1, 2
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind"
Way-Followers & 
Way-Showers … p. 8

Walking in the Spirit
Of the Christ,
Manifesting God’s
Goodness and love,
Demands that we be
Both Way-followers
And Way-showers:
Saying and doing:
At once a demonstration
Of truth.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CLAP your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
— Psalm 47:1
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind"
Spiritual Upliftment … p. 7

Compassion, Understanding and Love;
Human traits any and all
Free us of judgment of others,
Embrace us in God’s loving call:
That of spiritual upliftment
And life everlasting withal.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Monday, October 26, 2015

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
— Romans 6:22
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
As We Search for Meaning … p.16

As we search for meaning and fulfillment in life, reason and intuition show us the way. Reason, while vital to our well-being, must at times give way to an even higher power, that of intuition. The latter, our elusive sixth sense, takes us out of physical consciousness into the realm of our own divine spirituality.

While at rest, in complete repose, we turn our thoughts to God’s all-encompassing Love such that we lose awareness of ‘the self.’ We come to sense God’s presence through an aura of Love that suffuses our very being. Life’s purpose becomes clear — that of giving freely of ourselves to others, all the while manifesting God’s wondrous Love.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Sunday, October 25, 2015

HEAR my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
— Psalm 143:1
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
I Got My Invitation … p. 15

The letter came this morning
At the dawning of the day
Yes, He asked to be remembered
And to love Him every day.

I got my invitation
In a spiritual way
God asks to be remembered
And to love Him every day.

’Tis easy to remember Him
And love Him every day
Thank you God for loving me
And teaching me to pray.

I got my invitation
In a spiritual way
God asks to be remembered
And to love him every day.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Saturday, October 24, 2015

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
— St. John 4:14
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Moral Character … p. 14

Our very well-being, physically and spiritually, depends in no small part upon our moral character relating to right and wrong. Only by making those choices we know to be right, based on reason and intuition, do we realize our humanity. In and of itself, there is nothing finer.

There lies in this, however, an inherent danger: In such a state of personal comfort we tend to become complacent. The plight of our fellowman is obscured by thoughts of our own self-interest. It is for this very reason that we must rise above our complacency to be ever-conscious of the needs of others.

Not everyone, to be sure, falls prey to this state of self-interest. Those who freely render help and understanding to others would be the first to affirm that, individually, we can make a difference in the lives of others. How much greater, though, would be our reach and how much more life-changing to those suffering and in need were we to come together and adhere to Mme. H.P. Blavatsky’s dictum as stated in Vol.3, p.262, of her “Secret Doctrine”: “The first and fundamental principle of moral strength and power is association and solidarity of thought and purpose.”
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Friday, October 23, 2015

Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doth many miracles.
— St. John 11:47
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind"
MIND: Limitless 
& Immeasurable … p. 6

In the limitless
Vastness of space,
In time immeasurable
Doth the Mind dwell.
Like space, like time,
Incorporeal Mind,
Spiritually intuitive Mind;
That one Mind
Of our true inner Being
Is limitless and immeasurable.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Thursday, October 22, 2015

WHEREFORE seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
— Hebrews 12:1, 2
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind"
Be Witness to the Present … p. 5

Let not the past
Yoke the present;
Give thanks
For the here and now.
Let each breath reveal
God’s presence:
His, the luminous light
Of the soul.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

And they that shall be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
— Daniel 12:3
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind"
God Made Real … p. 4

The breath of life
Is God made real;
His luminous thread
Our very soul,
Our spirituality
Without beginning
And without end;
Life everlasting
Within temporal flesh.
This, our true life,
With senses transcending
The body’s five,
Lies buried unknown
‘Neath mortal veils.
The question becomes:
How to unearth
And bring to light
Our true inner Being;
To rediscover
Our inborn goodness
In ourself and others?
In selfless humility
We give ourself over to God,
Asking that His Will be done.
Thus, above all else,
Do we come to know ourself
And to know peace within.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
— Proverbs 4:18
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind"
The Ennobling Mind … p. 3

The Mind, O the mind:
Uniquely our own;
Ours to use as we will.
Thought that ennobles
Quickens the Soul;
Gives light to
Our spiritual Being:
God personified.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the LORD.
— Psalm 27:14
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind"
GOD, In Whom We Are One … p. 2

In whom we are one,
Is aught but goodness and love:
Life itself.
Whence cometh
Ill-considered deeds?
We might ask,
For ’tis certain
They happen too oft.
’Tis oh so illusory mortal mind,
Willfulness run amok;
A turning away from loving grace,
A light that’s ever our guide.
Ill-considered deeds
Are no more than this:
Mortal mind, to our peril,
Gone amiss.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Sunday, October 18, 2015

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
— St. Luke 17:20, 21
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind"
Goodness and Love ... p. 1

That mysterious
Electro-magnetic force
Throughout the universe;
That which permeates
Our very Being
Is God in all His goodness;
Life itself for all
Without beginning
And without end.
Life’s purpose,
Our reason for Being
We need never be told:
His presence we sense within,
His message a plea, nay a cry:
Do as you would be done by.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Saturday, October 17, 2015

In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
— Proverbs 12:28
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Know Thyself … p. 13

’Twoud be few not familiar with that age old aphorism, ‘Know Thyself’ and as well, understand that this is not something to be dismissed out of hand. By the same token, it is a somewhat vague expression; one requiring time and effort were we to delve into the deep recesses of our consciousness to reveal our true childlike self. Even worse, should such a thought perchance occur to us, we more than likely put it aside, in the mistaken belief that there are other, more important things that need doing. Nothing could be further from the truth.

From a time predating that of Jesus of Nazareth and up to today, mankind has striven to transcend ordinary human knowledge, spiritually compelled to know its higher, or true, self.

That which has ever been taught to enable such Elysium is that which obtains to this day, namely, deep and purposeful meditation/ reflection. Only this, practiced regularly in absolute repose with thoughts of love for our self and others, will free us from worldly thoughts and take us to a higher plane of spiritual intuition and insight; one that allows us to know that God lives in us and we live in Him. Thus do we know ourselves.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Friday, October 16, 2015

JUDGE me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
— Psalms 26:1-3
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Reawakening of the Soul … p. 12

That we are known by our words and deeds is an oft-quoted truism: one not to be taken lightly. Our morals, our principles and our philosophy of life are all rooted in truth and right conduct. These principles shape our character and determine who we are.

Character traits are not alone determined by a process of the mind exercising reason and will. There is another element, that of our own spirituality which greatly influences our state of consciousness. Spirituality, we know to be an effusion of the soul, the final determinant of who we are.

A reawakening of the soul, which for too long has been veiled by mankind’s unhealthy obsession with materialism, is fundamental to our well-being. Such reawakening, which in turn begets fellowship with God, can only be made possible through purposeful meditation/ reflection — love for oneself and others its enduring tenant.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Thursday, October 15, 2015

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
— Colossians 2:6,7
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Ever-Present Spiritual Guide … p. 11

We are, each one of us, the temple of God in whom we live as He lives in us: He is our immortal soul and ever-present spiritual guide.

We may not yet be at a place in life where we have shed our inner demons and can freely acknowledge God’s presence, but we sense it. His very presence provokes a longing within us that cannot be quelled; one that becomes an overwhelming need to know God personally.

We come to know God and to commune with Him through faith, whereby we invite His divine presence: an effusion of Love that irrevocably transforms us to reveal our noblest nature and spiritual intuition.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
— Daniel 2:20
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Love for Humanity … p. 10

That we may become one with God, to manifest His Goodness and His Love, we are told to love our neighbour and our enemy (Matthew 5:43-44 KJV). Taken literally, this admonition may not easily be reconciled with our own sympathies.

When considering what was said, it is essential to bear in mind that Jesus of Nazareth, a most learned and remarkable man, and the one who spoke these words, consistently phrased his teaching in the form of parables, such being figurative speech not meant to be taken literally.

If we are to properly understand Jesus’ true meaning in this instance, we must first go to the word ‘love,’ this being his oft-repeated message to all mankind. To ‘love our neighbour and our enemy' is but metaphor for ‘humanity,’ or all mankind. In short, we are being asked to do that which we already know — to unselfishly love our fellow beings.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
— I Timothy 2:8
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Changing Our Life
For The Better … p. 9

To simply accept that which daily befalls us, believing this to be our fate, is to resign ourselves to a life offering little hope and even less happiness. History, no less our own spiritual intuition, shows us a better way.

Changing our life for the better means changing our thinking, our attitude and, as well, our routine. Like all things in life worthwhile, personal enlightenment, both intellectual and spiritual, requires commitment and discipline.

Set aside time for meditation and reflection. Meditation means putting conscious thought from the mind such that we become unaware of our own physicality, thus achieving a state of spiritual transcendence: able to sense God’s presence. Reflection, whereby we but give thanks to God throughout the day, serves to reinforce the benefits of meditation.

Regular adherence to this routine, enforced by thoughts of love for oneself and others, results in spiritual enlightenment: we at once come to know ourself and become one with God.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Monday, October 12, 2015

He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
— Proverbs 4:4
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Carefree Life … p. 8

We may forgive ourselves were we to fantasize about a carefree life, knowing all the while ’tis but a fantasy. Life, as we know all to well, is anything but carefree. In truth, life is an ofttimes tortuous path strewn with mistake and misfortune. The trick is to not let things get out of hand.

Whether self-imposed or otherwise, life’s problems have to be faced up to and dealt with. Denial is not a solution. Relief will only come if we:

1) quiet the turmoil of the mind and acknowledge responsibility;
2) let go of conscious thoughts and mentally step away from the problem;
3) with a clear mind, allow the initial steps for a solution to take hold, being careful not to force the issue;
4) look for the ever-present sunshine, confident in the knowledge that no problem is insurmountable; 
5) fear not to confide in a trustworthy friend, being mindful that two heads are ofttimes better than one;
6) await resolution of the problem, to be revealed in a state of quietude;
7) Give Thanks !
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Sunday, October 11, 2015

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
 II Corinthians 4:15
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Worldly Brotherhood … p. 7

Time and again, in every area of human endeavour, history shows it is but a few who, for good or ill, initiate momentous change. Thus evermore will it be. Thus too is it essential for mankind that good prevail.

We, in this time and of this age, are society’s custodian and its moral conscience. Hence, it is we, each one of us individually, who must embrace goodness — the embodiment of moral excellence — in behalf of our fellowman. In doing so we are not asking of ourselves anything that we would not otherwise aspire to: We are but living our life after that of Jesus of Nazareth by answering his moral imperative to "love thy neighbour as thyself.” Only thus may we foster worldly brotherhood.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Saturday, October 10, 2015

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven. Hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. — St. Matthew 6:9-13
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Prayer … p. 6

Just as we feel the need to confide in a trusted friend, so it is when we talk with God in prayer. There is this difference though: We are at one with God, and ever will be. It thus behooves us to keep God in the forefront of our mind, knowing that He lives in us and we live in Him.  

That God knows our every thought need come as no surprise, although our awareness of it tends to foster a more intimate relationship. We find it both easy and comforting to say a simple “Thank you, God” as we go about our daily business. We find too that when we have meaningful conversation with God our relationship is affirmed and made whole.

Whenever we feel the need to spend time alone with God in prayer, our selfless faith alone affords us the understanding to know that whatever we ask of God is at once asking the same of ourself. We are, quite simply, part of the solution and must expect to play an active role. Empowered by faith and suffused with His divine presence, we can but ask of God His ever-abiding Goodness and wondrous Love for all. 
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Friday, October 9, 2015

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. — St. John 15:8, 9
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Reclaim Purity and Peace … p. 5

A universal awakening is called for to resuscitate mankind’s soul. That it can only be done one soul at a time is enough to hope for.

We are, each one of us, the children of God: He lives in us and we in Him. God’s Goodness and Love are at one in our immortal soul, that which gives rise to our spirituality.

From our very conception we are blessed with the potential to manifest God’s divine gifts, those which define our humanity. Fate, however, would have it otherwise, allowing worldly forces to intrude from the outset: forces both good and evil.

Though not always, still, all too often, the ways of the world tend to veil the soul, obscuring that which is most precious within us — the spiritual guiding light of God. Materialism comes to define who and what we are, drawing us ever farther from our God-given humanity. Uncertain of our purpose in life, confusion and unhappiness reign within: Morally and spiritually, we have lost our way.

Only by going within and, in all honesty, learn to love ourselves and others, may we reclaim the purity of our birthright and know the harmony of inner peace.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doth good is of God: but he that doth evil hath not seen God. — III John 1:11
King James Version of the Bible 

from Providential Guideposts
Troublin’ Mind … p. 4

Oh, the mind, what it can’t do
’tis something needs attending to
It’ll drive you crazy and make you sad
Left unattended, can be bad, all bad.

But there’s more to this than meets the eye
To those bad thoughts we can say bye-bye
There’s a silver lining in every cloud
Good thoughts are a’comin’, we’ll say it aloud!

When thoughts are a’comin’ like a runaway freight
Get hold of yourself and set everything straight
’tis a visionary thought comin’ out of the brain
’tis the brain needs a stoppin’; air brakes for this train.

Out with those thoughts that are holding me down
Make room for the sunshine, we’re in a new town
The light from within me’s beginning to glow
Thank God for His lovin’, I’m now in the know.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. — Deuteronomy 4:39
King James Version of the Bible

from Providential Guideposts
Inner-Light’s Glow … p. 3

Herein lies the dilemma common to many: How, midst the chaos of life, to quiet the turmoil of the mind; to achieve a sense of worth; to know one’s purpose in life. Happily, the answer to all such perplexing questions lies within us.

Egoism must first be tempered with humility, that we may mindfully go within in search of our other, higher, spiritual self.

In time, new-found values replace those of consumerism; values at one with our God-given Goodness. Thus are we relieved of all disquiet, and thus, filled with inner-light’s glow, do we reclaim our humanity.  — Garry D. Kilbourn

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; — Psalms 103:2-4
King James Version of the Bible

from Reaching For The Light
As It Is Above, So It Is Below … p. 165

God’s image of man
Is made real in the soul,
Our spiritual self;
Our true immortal Being.
In this, our other half
We are one with the Eternal,
The Divine Mind:
Mind without limits.
As it is above, so it is below:
Soul-filled thoughts
Are God-filled thoughts
Of love for ourself and others:
A mind too without limits.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Monday, October 5, 2015

Let my teaching fall on you like rain; let my speech settle like dew. Let my words fall like rain on tender grass, like showers on young plants. — Deuteronomy 32:2
New Living Translation

from Reaching For The Light
God In Nature … p. 164

I stroll the forest glen,
Sunlight glistening, gleaming
Through a canopy
Of leaf-filled sky,
My thoughts in awe
Of nature’s wondrous gift;
The peaceful sound of treetops
Swaying in the wind,
The leaf-strewn sod
Giving way to my every step:
All is well,
For I sense His presence:
I know that God is here.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
— II Timothy 2:15
King James Version of the Bible

from Reaching For The Light
Shy Not From Truth … p. 163

Life’s recurring headwinds
Which, at times,
Touch us all
Are met face-to-face
Before the wind
To avoid the threat’ning squall.
Becalm yourself,
Shy not from truth,
Our spiritual guidepost
Showing the Way
To the light,
To that which, through faith,
We know to be right.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Saturday, October 3, 2015

And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. — St. Mark 1:40-41
King James Version of the Bible

from Reaching For The Light
Becoming You … p. 162

Are you really you?
Think about it.
Are you all things 
To all people?
Are you trying to prove
Yourself to another;
To all others?
Can you accept
The love of another?
Are you happy?
Think about it.
Do such thoughts
Disturb the mind?
Is your conscience stirred?
Are you really you?
Is that which you reveal
And others see
But a mask
Of your true inner Being?
Should you, for peace
Of mind alone
Humble yourself, look within
And ask God
To show you the Way?
You may surprise yourself
To find that all this time
You have not been you,
The real you:
And you will be free.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Friday, October 2, 2015

“Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; … he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”
— Psalms 91:9, 11
King James Version of the Bible

from Reaching For The Light
Soul’s Awakening p. 161

We have but to feel
Our conscience stirred
To know an awakening
Of the soul,
Our true spiritual self:
One with Divine Mind.
Ours is the temple within:
Here we pay homage to God,
And here alone
Do we know heaven.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life . . .  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. — Psalm 42:8, 11
King James Version of the Bible

from Reaching For The Light
Divine Goodness: Our Salvation … p. 160
We have long sensed the burdensome weight of materialism in our life before we come to know and to acknowledge our unhappy plight. The sensory signals, which cannot be denied, are those of emptiness, of a dispirited and depressing lack of worth, no less a questioning sense of purpose. Were we to confront our inner disquiet, insight alone would lead us to question what it is that we are about; give a vision of the bleak future should we continue on this path and, not least, make us aware that we alone are responsible, both for our present state and for its resolution.
Experience, no less common sense, shows there is but one avenue to salvation, to a place of inner peace and harmony. Quite simply, we go within. Always, when dealing with disquiet, look to the light, to thoughts loving and spiritually uplifting. Unwavering faith, the spiritual essence of our God-given soul, reveals our true inner Being. Knowing our true self and manifesting our own divine goodness, is alone our salvation.
— Garry D. Kilbourn