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W's P.Scripts: Be the Liftee, NOT the lifter!

Warren Huff (with insights from Cobbey Crisler)
Posted Sunday, May 5th, 2019

W’s Post Scripts: Be the liftee—not the lifter!! (1)
Insights from Cobbey Crisler and Ken Cooper on select citations for
“Adam and Fallen Man” for May 12, 2019


Warren’s (W’s) PS#1—“There is lifting up”—the Christian Science “Daily Lift” by Judith Hardy Olson, CSB for today, Monday, May 6, 2019, coincides with the Golden Text and a key citation and healing in Section 5. “Be the liftee—not the lifter!!” was derived from Judith’s inspiring application ideas in her “Daily Lift” for today!.


W’s PS#2—Ken Cooper’s poem this week “Awake from the Adam Dream” comes from the Responsive Reading and citations throughout this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson. You can Download it in PDF text format from online versions of this week’s CedarS Met and this week’s online Post Scripts which are both always available to browse by author and year at CedarS Metaphysical website.]

Ken writes: “Adam never woke up from his dream, because he is himself a dream. When thought is lifted to be at one with God, it is at one with the reality of being, with the Allness of Spirit, Truth, Love, Life, infinite attributes from which it is impossible to fall. God is, and we are. If we were to hitch a lift on the pathway to heaven, God has already picked us up!

The PDF copies are attached, while the narrated version can be found on https://youtu.be/9EsT0z5zEaI

The full collection of videos, with links to the poetry site and PDF copies is on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6edwM4E2y4wJ98jGEPUOw/videos


W’s PS#3—Remember “Complaint (‘in the streets’, on TV...) is poverty!” (RR, Hymn250)


W’s PS#4—You will probe your origin in God deeply when you join Madelon Maupin and a great "cloud of witnesses" at CedarS for her October 17-21 Bible Workshop, “Genesis—Where it all began!” Separate email to follow or click for more online at https://www.cedarscamps.org/information/programs/adult-bible-study/


W’s PS#5a—transcribed from W’s notes on Cobbey Crisler talks on Genesis 1 (B1, S2, S3):
“Genesis chapter 1 was written in response to the Hebrew people’s crisis of exile.

“Verse 2 attempts to explain how creation occurred as well as how a new beginning could occur out of the vacuity of nothingness of exile. To the post-exilic authors of Genesis 1 “the earth was without form and void” – or “Toe-who” and Boe-who” – the translated names of the Babylonian mythical leviathan-like, sea monster and their mythical behemoth-like, land monster. The modern day myth is that we evolved from the sea to be dry land creatures with a refined further way of animal thought and life. Human thought was dark much like “darkness on the face of the waters.” … Spirit is the root of the whole word inspiration… No advance can occur in life without inspiration—so “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”… This happens also when Jesus is baptized, coming “straightway out of the water,” as part of a divine announcement. He sees “the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon him.” (Matthew 3:16) Consequently, one recognizes that if Spirit represents the motive of his career, it’s an inspired career…

“It’s how the entire Bible begins (Genesis 1:2) because “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” It’s almost as if in Jesus’ baptism, we’re getting this genesis of God’s creation, that first chapter, applied on earth. The Spirit is moving on those waters in which Jesus is standing. There is a Spirit genesis here. Look at what happened in Genesis 1 in those brief verses when creation is depicted for us.”

Verse 3 (from a bumper sticker that Barry Huff enjoyed seeing) “The Big Bang theory: “Let there be light” and BANG! It happened!”) “Light (“or” in Hebrew, “phos” in Greek) was created before the stars… The motif here is that of the creation of the world by the WORD and a differentiation between the light and light-bearers.” Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

Verse 4 records the first Quality Control-check—“it was good.”

Application ideas:
“Any lack of originality is only a lack of knowledge about your true origin.”

Compare the development of any right idea in business or otherwise to the mental model of creation in Genesis 1:
Verse 3 = the dawning of the light or idea
Verses 4-6 = the analysis (compare and divide as on the first day)
Verses 7-10 = the decisive, solid manifestation of the idea (dry land appears)
Verses 11-12 = investment in the idea and its productivity
Verse 13 = exposing the idea to light universally, marketing it
Verse 14-31 = diversification (lights for seasons, living creatures multiplying, male & female)
Verse 2:1-3 = rest (not inertia, but success of the idea and its continuing yield)


W’s PS#5b—transcribed from W’s notes on Cobbey Crisler on the end of Genesis 1 (B1):
“Searching the scriptures does require scuba diving or at least snorkeling because there’s a need for both clear vision and inspiration.
Verse 26. Here in a book noted for its monotheism we find plural words relative to God. (“Let US make man in OUR likeness…”) Father-Mother (F-M) must be together indivisibly or we have more than one God. If there’s indivisibility in the original there must be indivisibility in the product.

Verse 27. To have Male-Female (M-F) in the product means that it’s in the original.
On IMAGE, Clemet of Alexandria wrote: “In our view, image of God is not an object of sense, but a mental object, perceived not by the senses, but by the mind.” But in Genesis 2:7 the mental model is dropped and in the material account of creation God forms man out of dust—the very OPPOSITE view.

This mimics the opposite view of male and female that is widely promoted in which sex promises us all satisfaction in physical unity—but does it deliver? The very definition of sex is division, not indivisibility. “The sensualist’s affections… and pleasures” would put one through lots of fitful, mental contortions that Mary Baker Eddy describes as “imaginary, whimsical, and unreal” (Science and Health, 241: 8).
(Transcribed from notes taken by Warren Huff during several Cobbey Crisler talks from the margins of W’s Bible.)


W’s PS#5cCobbey on Genesis 1 and choosing to awake from sleep to salvation in Christ (RR, B1, B2, B3, B7, PS#12)

“Genesis 1 (B1) and Genesis 2 (B2) are clearly a choice, aren’t they? They contradict each other. We really cannot live with both although most of us are undoubtedly trying. The necessity to make a decision, important decision, relates back to how the pioneer Christian made his decision. Whether he himself has that rock beneath him, as we said, before he made any rules. Or whether he, too, vacillated and was dualistic, and was pulled to and fro, according to the motion of Satan in the Book of Job.

…If our thesis as presented is accurate, that the implication of Paul’s statement [I Corinthians 15:22, (B7)], “As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” presents problem and solution, or remedy, then one of the greatest research jobs awaiting all of us is to get back into that problem called Adam which we’re all wrestling with.

Just make a list of everything you detect that Adam did wrong mentally and physically. Because, if it is true that Jesus’ mission was to remedy the Adam man and wipe that alternative off the face of man’s consciousness, then everything that Adam did wrong which was upside down Jesus is going to put right side up and prove that man is upright. Many things may occur to you, for instance in the initial phases of such a list which we could just touch upon. Adam's problem occurred in what environment? The Garden of Eden. Where did Jesus face down and confront that Adam-problem? The Garden of Gethsemane. Is this a coincidence? Is Gethsemane intended to be the remedy for the problems of Eden in our own thinking? I love in that context to remember Isaiah's words [Isaiah 1:29] when he says, "Ye shall be confounded for the gardens ye have chosen." Eden, Gethsemane.

Adam's problem, though, is probably symbolized most graphically by what? He had been told not to do something, what was it? "Not to eat of that tree" [Genesis 3:3]. Instead he went and did it. The disobedience, doing one's own will, would have to be totally remedied right up with the same even greater peak pressure on a humanhood that had just announced to the world that the way to get out of this Adam-mess is to yield to God's will regardless of the pressure upon you, so [it's] doing God's will versus doing one's own will.

The tree of knowledge of good and evil. You know that the New Testament refers several times to the cross as the tree, that they nailed Jesus to the tree [Acts 13:29; 1Peter 2:24]. Interesting symbolism. The attempt to nail Jesus as if he were one more in the dying race of Adam, to be nailed to death, and that's the termination and the end of anything that he would offer man radically as salvation. Jesus could not be nailed on the cross any more than God's man could be nailed on the cross, and thus his theology was exemplified.

Do you remember, – just things like this to show you how much fun this work can be as well – part of the curse on Adam [Genesis 3:17,18] was that thorns will be brought forth unto him. Did Jesus have to face Adam's thorns on that weekend? "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread...dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return" [Genesis 3:19]. The grave was the pressure of the dust he was to return to. There are many others showing the complete reversal of the Adam. It's as if the highest sense of mind on earth, which had relinquished its right to mind except by reflection, is turning everything right side up just as we do visually. That topic is far from being exhausted. In fact, what can exhaust an infinite reservoir? It's one thing about supply in the Bible. It's never consumed. Therefore, there are no consumers.

We're going to review the actual events of the Gethsemane experience and see some of the differences. What Jesus faced, what he was remedying, why he was there and see that we must, just for gratitude's sake alone, have a stake in that Gethsemane, pioneer work. But then we must take it beyond this. We must go and do likewise.

Matthew 26:30 “When they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives." A hymn before Gethsemane. That shows the value Jesus places on such an uplifting of thought through the conjoining of music and words. The meaning that is often conveyed even more deeply to us when we have that unity of soul expressed by thought in that manner.

Matthew 26:39 "Jesus then goes away about a stone's cast," further spiritual distance from his disciples, perhaps, and his prayer, the Gethsemane decision, "Saying, my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless" make no mistake where my commitment is, "not as I will," He told us that was his mission, not to do his own will but to do his Father's will. If Gethsemane had broken him, where would we be? "Not as I will, but as thou wilt." Is that Jesus overcoming the original sin of Adam?”
“The Gethsemane Decision,” By B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#6—Lona lngwerson, CS, TESTIMONY OF HEALING on the “Genesis 1 or Genesis 2?” poem that follows:
[It’s also Downloadable at the upper right of the online version of CedarS Met.]
“I gave a testimony one night in our Golden, Colorado church based on the ideas from a poem I really liked, which said, "Which of these men do you think of as you, Genesis One or Genesis Two?"

A couple of weeks later a businessman, not knowing I was behind him, probably, testified that he had heard a rather banal, trite testimony a couple of weeks ago from someone who recited that line, "Which of these men do you think of as you, Genesis One or Genesis Two?" and he thought it was so trivial, so lightweight.

He went to a business meeting in Atlanta, Georgia after that and was in a hotel room in the middle of the night, sound asleep with his wife beside him, when he had a massive heart attack.

He said he wasn't naive, he knew what was happening, and he knew he was in a life threatening situation. He was totally helpless, so helpless he could not even cry out to his wife for help, obviously could not call a practitioner, and he said for the first time in his life he felt completely helpless. He tried to repeat the Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, the Scientific Statement of Being, but he couldn't remember them, couldn't put them together.

He felt totally mentally jumbled and then he recalled a very simplistic statement..."Which of these men do you think of as you, Genesis One or Genesis Two?" and he realized that it wasn't so banal after all, that if he were a Genesis Two man he would probably not live through the night, but if he were a Genesis One man he could claim his dominion over the "things of the flesh."

He did it. He said the pain lifted immediately and he felt whole and well. He decided the poem was OK after all.”

GENESIS 1 OR GENESIS 2?
By Woodruff
Smith

Where did it begin
This idea called you?
In Genesis 1,
Or Genesis 2?

Which one of these concepts
Will prove to be true?
II you know what is what,
Do you know who
is who?

In Genesis 1 in the 26th verse
There's a man with never a taint' of a curse.
But in Genesis 2 in verse number seven
There's a dust man conceived...
He'll never see heaven.
So it really comes down
To which one you will claim,
What thou see'st thou be'st...
So what is your name?

There they both stand.
Which one is you?
Is it immortal man one,
Or mortal man two?
If you're immortal
man
You know what you're worth.
For according to law
You'll
inherit the earth.

But if you're just a mortal
And made out of dust...
Is there anything to you
That's worthy of
trust?
No, the thing they call man
In Genesis 2
Is the dream of the dreamer.
It never was
you.

So know what you are.
Take your place in the sun,
You're the immortal man
Of Genesis 1.


W’s PS#7—Cobbey Crisler on I Corinthians 15:22 (B7, S17) (See fuller version in PS#5c.)
…If our thesis as presented is accurate, that the implication of Paul’s statement [I Corinthians 15:22, (B7, S17)], “As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” presents problem and solution, or remedy, then one of the greatest research jobs awaiting all of us is to get back into that problem called Adam which we’re all wrestling with.

Just make a list of everything you detect that Adam did wrong mentally and physically….”
“The Gethsemane Decision,” By B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#8—Cobbey Crisler on Luke 13.11-16 (B9): Christ Jesus lifts up a bent-over woman:
“Verses 10 through 17 are a healing found only in Luke.
(Verse 11) A woman with a spinal difficulty is in a synagogue Notice that Luke doesn’t say she has an infirmity. Luke, who is reputed to be a physician, doesn’t even diagnose it as an infirmity, but as a “spirit of an infirmity,” a concept, a spirit, a thought. “She was bowed together. She couldn’t lift up herself.”

Verse 12. Jesus comes and announces to womanhood something that could be applicable in many ways, not just this one time. “Woman, you are free from your infirmity. Verse 13. “She’s made straight and glorifies God.”

Verse 14. Incredible, “the ruler of the synagogue” in which this grand healing and correction of a human problem occurred “answered with indignation”.

Jesus’ explanation about the cause of disease is in Verse 16. No longer should there be any room in Christian thought that disease stems from thought or is God’s will when Jesus attributes it to anything that would oppose God. Only what would oppose God would impose something on man that God Himself never created in His whole man. Is that a new theology? Satan and disease linked, and not God as the cause of loss, or pain, or sickness?

Because if it is, he defines Satan as a liar as Jesus does in John (8:44). Satan has bound this woman with an infirmity that has her bent over, and has accomplished this for eighteen years. (Luke 13:16) And “Satan is a liar and the father of it.” Satan’s work must be lies as well. If they are they can be corrected mentally, by a full recognition of what is true. Notice that Satan does the binding. Jesus said (John 8:32) “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

It’s a contest between the truth and the lie about God and His theology, about man, about woman, about children and about disease. If Satan is a liar, he will never change his character. Our idea of God may have gone haywire, but God has not moved.”

“Book of Luke: Luke the Researcher,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#9—Mary Baker Eddy on Jesus putting on of divine power, not of human hands.
The material record of the Bible, she said, is no more important to our well-being than the history of Europe and America; but the spiritual application bears upon our eternal life. The method of Jesus was purely metaphysical; and no other method is Christian Science. In the passage recording Jesus’ proceedings with the blind man (Mark viii.) he is said to have spat upon the dust. Spitting was the Hebrew method of expressing the utmost contempt. So Jesus is recorded as having expressed contempt for the belief of material eyes as having any power to see. Having eyes, ye see not; and ears, ye hear not, he had just told them. The putting on of hands mentioned, she explained as the putting forth of power. “Hand,” in Bible usage, often means spiritual power. “His hand is not shortened that it cannot save,” can never be wrested from its true meaning to signify human hands.” Miscellaneous Writings, 170: 19-3


W’s PS#10—“our highest selfhood” specifications from “Spirit, the great architect” (S18)
As I mentioned last week, when I was studying for my architectural licensing exam many years ago, the following citation from Mary Baker Eddy was in the Christian Science Bible Lesson and really stood out to me.

“Sometime we shall learn how Spirit, the great architect, has created men and women in Science. We ought to weary of the fleeting and false and cherish nothing which hinders our highest selfhood.” (S18, 68:4)

I reasoned that architects communicate their design intentions not only with drawings (and sometimes models), but also with written documents, called specifications. The ten categories of architectural “specs” spell out quality standards for each stage of every project and for every building component in order to guarantee the highest quality and longevity of their creations. I asked God, “what are Your “specs” for ‘our highest selfhood’ as your creation?” Right away the answer came—the Ten Commandments, of course. I had fun then, and ever since, discovering the valuable connections between the ten categories of specifications (specs) that architects write to guarantee the quality and longevity of their work and the Ten Commandments provided by God to guarantee that we live up to “our highest selfhood.” This gave me a whole new take on the Commandments. No longer were they seen as ten, dictatorial restrictions to LIMIT us, but as ten ways established by God to protect, heal and BLESS us. I hope you enjoy finding and applying the fun links between these Ten Specs, the Ten Commandments and healings in your own life and in others.

The ten God's-eye views of the spiritual you —in the fourth-down Download pdf —were written by “*the finger of God” to bring health to your body by looking AWAY from it to God, instead of looking AT the body or TO it, as if it were in control. (*Deut. 9:10, Luke 11:20) In these powerful, Ten-Commandments views of the real you, you can see how they work as your Divine Identity Protection Plan—set up and upheld by "Spirit, the great architect." (S&H 68)

(For all Ten Specs see Downloadable PDF in upper right online.)


W’s PS#11—Cobbey on Matt. 13.2, 3, 33 (B10)—amphitheater to totally hear priority parables
“Chapter 13 begins eight parables.
Verse 1 starts out where Jesus is preaching on the side of the Sea of Galilee…
[Verse 2, “He went into a ship and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.”]
First of all, when you’re standing in a ship without a public address system, can you be heard? This is one of the things that I questioned, and received grants from two foundations to explore… We took an acoustical expert to Israel from… an acoustical firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts… We had a hundred pounds of equipment. We tested every area where it said in both Old and New Testaments a single individual addressed hundreds, if not thousands of people without the aid of public address systems. We came back with very definite evidence that there seemed to be acoustical phenomena at these places which permitted such sound to carry. Of course, none of the gospels tell you where it is exactly.

But outside of Capernaum there is this little cove, and in the middle I stood holding seven red balloons. I had to pop one balloon at a time while my acoustical-colleague was on the slope of this natural amphitheater measuring it with his electronic instrument…

Interestingly enough, we measured how many people could have been in that area. Five to seven thousand people could have stood or sat there and seen and heard anyone in the vicinity of the rock where I was standing. My suggestion is that these four parables, where Matthew records as having been said here, have an unusual emphasis on the acoustical element.

Listening and being receptive…

Parable number one…Verse 3. Here is the great parable of the sower. What is it all about, but listening?...

…count up the number of times ears or hearing, or anything acoustical, is mentioned there, as well as the visual. Because it was an audio-visual environment. Right there in that very spot today you can see the sower parable come to life. You will see the tares and wheat right there. The thorns. The stones. The rock. The fowls that come and eat the seed. We’ve seen them all right there at that spot.

What a classroom it must have been, for a Master to teach his prime students in, and those who would listen! They could look around to see the lessons. […like at CedarS Bible Lands Park.] They could hear every word he said. But then he tried to uplift that vision up and uplift that sense of listening to a higher spiritual category.

Different words used, Woman, having her mission distinct from man’s. Notice the order in which it happened.

(Verse 35). We know it’s prophesy because Matthew says, “It might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will utter things which have been secret from the foundation of the world.”

When you say “foundation of the world” to a Jewish listener or reader, you are really referring to Genesis 1, where they get their information about foundation of the world. What do we find? What has been kept secret from the foundation of the world that we find in Genesis 1? Illustrated, perhaps, by these parables?

Male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27). Each possessing dominion. Look at the co-equal responsibilities here. Here is mustard seed “which a man takes and sows and it grows, so that birds of the air can lodge in its branches.”

Separately, but in a complementarily way, leaven and mustard seed are not that far apart in one sense. Both must do their work unobserved. You can’t tear the loaf apart to get at the leaven. You’ll ruin the work. You can’t tear the earth apart to get at the seed.

It’s a hidden thing. Both male and female, both man and woman are responsible for sowing and hiding until it grows and becomes leavened.

The concept of woman’s contribution coming in at the last, also agrees with the order in Genesis 1. It also fits in with the symbolism here, because leaven is something left over from a previous batch. It links into something that previously existed. Matthew states that these “things have been hidden from the foundation of the world.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#12—Click last Download attachment in upper right online to read an amazing Christian Science healing of an adopted baby not even expected to live, let alone walk or talk – restored fully with the Leaven of divine Love. The last line is “…to love yourself is to see yourself the way God sees you.”


**You can buy your own transcripts of most of Cobbey Crisler’s 28 talks at this website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Email your order or inquiry to office@crislerlibrary.co.uk, or directly to Janet Crisler, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com

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