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Please note: Temporary schedule change for January.
                See Monthly Study Guide for info.


     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*) 259 SKYLINE DRIVE, CARPENTERSVILLE, IL, 60110
                       (Join Us On-line or Phone-in) 11:00 AM (Info. in Study Guide) Pls. R.S.V.P.

                       (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) (**Book Study Registration For 2017 Now Closed.)

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

      MAIL AND TEL: Bob Harper, P.O. Box 337, Carpentersville, IL 60110
      (847)428-4759, (847)710-4759 (cel.) bob_harper@sbcglobal.net
          "O SING unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the Lord,
bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day."  
– Psalm 96:1

    January, 2017   

    Dear Friends,

        Happy New Year! We joyfully and sincerely greet each other in this manner whenever
    a "new year" appears on the calendar; however, has anything really changed? It was
    "Now" on December 31st, and it is Now right Now! No, the progression of time is solely
    based upon the "mist-perception" of the finite sense of "mind" which views Eternity
    "through a glass darkly."
        Nevertheless, our "New Year" will appear to reflect peace, harmony, health, and
    abundance - happiness - in the degree that our consciousness is joyfully rooted in Being,
    in the One I AM, infinite, eternal, and available Right Now.

       "An understanding that there is but one God actually changes the nature of the individual, of the        
    individual you and me, and it changes the nature of our relationship with each other, and it insures at
    least a happy new year between us personally, since the greatest difference has been removed from
    us—that which believes that there is a God for you and a God for me.
          In prophesying, or in listening to prophesies, bear in mind first, that a prophesy, in order to be
    relied upon, must be one that is based on a change of consciousness. In other words, if there is no
    change of consciousness there can be no change of outer conditions. If our consciousness, going
    into the new year, is the same consciousness with which we came into the last year, we can be sure
    of duplicating last year’s experience.
          If our consciousness has deepened and been enriched, then the new year will be enriched, and
    watch the reason for this—there is nothing happening out here affecting us. We are affected by our
    consciousness which brings back to us the experiences that take place.
          In other words, in time, 1964 [2017], in place, the world, nothing is happening except as a projection
    of consciousness. Neither time nor space has any action in it. The action is projected by
    consciousness—individually and collectively."

               - Joel, From Recording 536B – "Consciousness Unfolding as the Harmony of the New Year"

         Because the First Sunday of the month is New Year's Day, we are moving our in-
    person meeting at THE INN OF CHICAGO to January 8th, we will begin a new course of
    study which will take us through recordings which were the basis for Joel's
    CONSCIOUSNESS IS WHAT I AM, a book that we have not worked with for quite a
    while. Starting with one of the class sessions which were used for Chapter 1, "The
    Dedicated Consciousness," we will hear Tape 1, Side 1 of The 1964 San Fernando Valley
    Center, "The Dedication". Quite an auspicious message with which to start 2017!
      Following my short talk, we will begin a new class by John Stephenson, his 2016 Kailua
    Private Class, which he gave at his home for 40 students, this past March. It will start
    with Session 1, "Establishing the Spiritual Premise."
          For the Second Tuesday meeting on January 10th, we will begin a new series of
    recordings from Virginia Stephenson's 1994 Asilomar Class, which was the basis for her
    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 January 15th, we will be hearing a recording
    which was the basis for Chapter 1 in Joel's THE JOURNEY BACK to the FATHER'S
    HOUSE, Tape 1, Side 1 of the 1961 Stockholm Closed Class, "Meditation - Its Function
    and Purpose."
           The Fourth Tuesday meeting of January 24th will initiate a new course of study for
    our end of the month meetings, as we will begin a three-year study of 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 commence
    with the well-known "The Thunder of Silence" recording which corresponds to Chapter 4
    in REALIZATION OF ONENESS, Joel's 1952 Honolulu Class Series One, Tape 2, Side 1
           And available for listening at your leisure, we will be continuing with Luella's 1991
    Green Bay Easter Class, Session 3, "Spiritual Supply/ Straw Man."
    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 starting on January 5th. We will be working with Chapter 1 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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