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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
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                       (Second Tuesday*) ON-LINE MEETING
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                       (Join Us On-line or Phone-in) 11:00 AM (Info. in Study Guide) Pls. R.S.V.P.

                       (Fourth Tuesday*) ON-LINE MEETING
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                       (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) (**Book Study Registration For 2017 Now Closed.)

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

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                 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

 - John 15:13

    February, 2017   

    Dear Friends,

        Happy Valentine's Day! Our theme for February, Unconditional Love, is perfectly
    illuminated, not only by the wonderful passage from John 15 (see above), but also by the
    recordings and chapters we have for study this month. Beginning on February 5th, with
    Joel's "The True and False Sense of I," and continuing all the way through our New
    Horizon Series lesson of the Fourth Tuesday meeting, "Treatment and the Middle Path,"
    we are taken into the embodiment of that state of awareness which was referred to as
    "laying down our life for our friends," the dis-"i"-dentification with a personal sense of self.

       "I have a problem, and if I’m out of the way, that ends the problem. There’s more truth than fiction in
    that. If I am out of the way, I can have no problem. And the only problem that anyone ever has is I—I. I am
    the only one that ever has my problems. And if there were just no I, I would have no problems. So the
    troublemaker is I. Oh, if I just do away with I, what a nice sweet life I would have—not a single problem.     
    Now, today that’s what we hope to accomplish. Today we want to fulfill that part of Paul’s teaching that
    says I die daily. Only let’s hurry up the process instead of dying by bits and having it so drawn out and
    painful, let’s do it all in one job today, and see if we can’t die one beautiful grand death, so that we may be
    reborn of the Spirit. There is only one reason for discords or inharmonies of any nature, and that reason is a
    false sense of I. The correct sense of I would eliminate every problem from the face of the earth—personal,
    family, community, national, and international. There’s only one error on this entire earth, and that is a
    false interpretation or a false sense of I. "

                                                                   - Joel, From Recording 613A, "The True and False Sense of I"

         Returning to our normal "First Sunday" schedule, we are meeting at THE INN OF
    CHICAGO on February 5th, and will continue the new course of study which will take us
    through the recordings that are the basis for Joel's CONSCIOUSNESS IS WHAT I AM.
    Much to my delight, I found that one of the most uplifting messages I have ever
    encountered amongst Joel's recordings, "The False and Right Sense of I," which is Tape 1,
    Side 1 of The 1951 Northwest Series, (#613A), was part of the basis for Chapter 2. So we
    will start our Work for February with this outstanding lesson on "Dying daily to the
    personal sense of self." Please don't miss it!!
      Following my short talk, we will continue our new class by John Stephenson, his 2016
    Kailua Private Class, which he gave at his home for 40 students, this past March. We will
    move along to Session 2, "The Universe: An Act of Consciousness."
          For the Second Tuesday meeting on February 14th, we will hear a re-broadcast of
    Virginia Stephenson's 1994 Asilomar Class, Session #1, "The Eternal Christ," which was
    the basis for both her January and February Monthly Lessons of 2011. Those of you who
    subscribed to that publication back then may still have copies to re-visit. Alohamystics.
    com has recent years of the Lessons available as a free download, and John has indicated
    that he was planning on making more years available. (The recordings of the 1994
    Asilomar are still available for purchase there.)
           For our Third Sunday broadcast on February 19th, we will be hearing a recording
    which was the basis for Chapter 2 in Joel's THE JOURNEY BACK to the FATHER'S
    HOUSE, Tape 2, Side 1 of the 1961 Stockholm Closed Class, "Specific Infinite Way
    Principles and Practice."
           The Fourth Tuesday meeting of February 28th will continue for our end of the
    month meetings the series of class sessions which Joel referred to as the "New Horizon
    Series."  This collection of deep and mostly 3rd Degree teachings, that Joel said were "a
    lesson seldom given," will continue with the well-known "Treatment and the Middle Path"
    recording which corresponds to Chapter 5 in SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT - The Healing
    Consciousness, from Joel's 1953 First New York Practitioner Class, Tape 2, Side 1 (#46A).
           And available for listening at your leisure is Luella's 1991 Green Bay Easter Class,
    Session 4, "Drop the Problem/ Spiritual Supply."
    Note: I am happy to announce that in addition to the audio file,  a transcript is now 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 recently published new 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 February 2nd. We will be working with Chapter 2 from our new book,
    Joel's THE JOURNEY BACK to the FATHER'S HOUSE, which was originally published as
    THE INFINITE WAY LETTERS OF 1970. 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 group.

      Aloha and Blessings!                         




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