THE 23RD PSALM IS OUR INNER INITIATION INTO SOUL-BODY CONSCIOUSNESS.
We are Spirit, thinking ourselves to be matter, a mere parenthesis in eternity. The little pokes (pain) from the rod remind us we’ve strayed from the ONE SELF. In the Soul you are alive forever – the Tree of Life. In the mind, we are the Tree of Good&Evil. The Table prepared for me in the midst of my enemies is eternal life. Reality (God) is: we’re in the Place prepared for us NOW !!
<●> The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23:1-6 NIV
I have found Herb Fitch to be one of the most inspiring and spiritually illuminating teachers ever on the subject of personal transformation. He studied under Joel S. Goldsmith, and in my opinion, courageously took Joel’s message all the way to its inevitable conclusion.
IN THE SOUL UNIVERSE, DANIEL SAW ALL THE SOULS AS ONE.
I AM = ONLY ONE BEING:
“As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.  A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.
I am gobsmacked! Unspeakably grateful! I’ve been listening to inspirational material day and night for quite some time now – stopping only long enough to do the exercises recommended. In the past I would stop occasionally for a little break of mindless TV, but not anymore. [You see, I had emphatically asserted that I WANT IT ALL – all of Spirit and no matter. Poof! The TV quit on me! So it’s just inspirational now.]
Finally I determined it was time to do something about the TV, but first I’d give it a metaphysical treatment:
“God didn’t create a material universe, nor a material TV, nor a person named Robin wanting to fix said TV. I am omnipresent Spirit and all that I can experience is perfection.” (Or something like that!)
Then I looked at the three remotes that I use with the TV and thought it’s been quite some time since I had gotten it all set up and didn’t even know which one to use first or what buttons to press.
So, what would an inspired person do? More metaphysical treatment: “I am the very presence of God. I have the mind of Christ. I’m not even concerned about what occurs or doesn’t, my whole Being is all that there is!”
It would have made more sense to start with the cable remote control – or the TV one. But I found myself reaching for the DVD remote.
I pressed one button – out of the blue. In that exact second, the TV came on loud and clear, instantly, perfectly!
This may seem insignificant, but the message is huge: once I realized my own omnipresence, the carnal mind disappeared.
The world cannot accept the Spirit of truth because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
He that hateth me hateth my Father also.  If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.  But this cometh to pass , that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS FROM WORLD THOUGHT
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days STILL in the same place where he was.
[breaking the link with world thought, in stillness they’re all one.]
Be STILL, and know that I am God. Ps46:10
When Divine will takes over completely you’ll have new stages of consciousness.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
NOT SUBSERVIENT TO THE WORLD MIND OR EVEN THE HUMAN MIND ANY MORE. WALK BACK INTO THE LIGHT:
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.  Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.  For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
IN FOURTH DIMENSIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS, NEW JERUSALEM.
and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.  They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
STEP OUT OF THE WORLD AND LET IT GO BY. STAND IN THE ETERNAL NOW. THE ETERNAL “I”.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.  Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.  No one remembers the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them.
I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.  Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.
LIFE ETERNAL = KNOWING GOD ARIGHT
[… I]f you will look up and down this earth out beyond into the galaxies, underneath into the waters, everywhere, and know that you are surrounded only by the Life of God, which is your Life, and there is no separation anywhere in that one Infinite Eternal Life – you will discover the power of Grace. That is the Revelation of St. John, and it is a beginning – not an ending. For as you turn to this Truth, you will have your own Revelation. You will have your own ‘hidden manna,’ your own ‘fountain of living waters.’ You will be taught by the Comforter within. You will go through different, but related experiences, all testifying to the Truth of what these great Masters taught. The Spirit of your own Being will bear witness to the truth of what they taught. This is the path to freedom, to Life Eternal, and we who have made a certain degree of effort in that direction will find ourselves well rewarded.
~ Herb Fitch
The Revelation of Saint John the Divine
Why should you have the experience of perfect Life if you’re willing to accept less, or if you are willing to deny that perfect Life? And so we were given the gift of perfect Life. If we cannot accept it, that is our problem and our only problem. Slowly, you learn to accept perfect Life. You learn to smile at the appearing iniquities. You learn not to be involved with the difficulties that beset you. You learn not to resist the so-called evils, because you are being faithful to the perfect Life and saying, “There is no other than you; I am seeing the shadows, and I will not respond.” And all of this is necessary if you are to witness the kingdom of heaven on earth. And then “the pure river of life, clear as crystal,”47 the One Consciousness, is the only Consciousness that you are. What else can it show forth but its perfection? The shadow of a second consciousness is gone; the human ego is no longer there. You have been crucified to the false mortal self and resurrected unto I, the One, the Only.
~ Herb Fitch