The Mystical Door

by John Price             

In Revelations 3:20, we read: I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and I will sup with him, and he with me.

The door is that which stands between the third and fourth dimensions, between humanhood and Selfhood. Variations of this passage are said to be found in Egyptian and Greek writings in a particular reference to a "Heart-Gate" which when opened, releases the powers of heaven. This is considered the most important step in reclaiming "that which was in the beginning.

The voice is our Divine Conscious- ness, the Holy I, the universal Spirit of God. The knock is that repeated tapping on the heart, those intuitive flashpoints in our feeling nature reminding us that life is so much more than we have perceived it to be. The gentle voice says, "If you will open the door I will live your life for you, a life without sorrow, sickness or scarcity. It is you who closed the door; only you can open it."

Millions of Truth seekers have reached into the depths of consciousness and opened that mystical door to receive the very Presence of God. Remember? Maybe it wasn't a conscious action on our part, some- thing we had planned as a way if accessing the Divine. It could have been the result of an inner hunger for something greater than ourselves and the fruitage of years of spiritual studies and contemplative meditation. Regardless, the time was right.

Recall the experience. The Shining was so intense, the inflow so powerful that for a moment we wondered if the personality would survive. It could have been the letting go of the end of the rope and falling into the waves of unconditional love with undercurrents of radiant joy flowing through us. Perhaps it was less dramatic ...a voice in the night, a new vision, a touch, an inspiration. Whatever the experience, we knew that this was the beginning of a whole new life with Spirit in charge.

But after a time--for some of us--the old ways of the old days began to settle back in, and we found ourselves in the mirage-filled desert again. Perhaps it wasn't as bleak as before--there were blessings to count--but all was not a heaven-on-earth appearance. Some have described this as a return to the bumpy road of life. Others referred to it as a period of blandness, or emptiness, and still others thought of it as "the same old spiral of life, the days all blended together.

So where did we fall short? Let us count the ways.

1.     By hearing the knock and opening the door, we were flooded with the Cosmic Energies of the One Presence and Power. But instead of letting the experience become a Divine Love Connection with Spirit leading to the Mystical Marriage, we began to focus our attention on how we could fulfill our needs and satisfy our wants. After all, we now had the power.

2.     With the gaining of power, we thought we also had the wisdom and creative intelligence to give our lives a complete makeover, and we began to take charge. How exciting. The only problem was that the ego-mind didn't/doesn't have an ounce of wisdom, much less the intelligence to make things happen in a heavenly way. It can only screw things up royally. And that's why thousands of pages of Ancient Wisdom have been devoted to WHO does the work, WHO has the wisdom and intelligence, and WHO has the vision and power to make all things new.

3.      But we forged ahead, focusing now--perhaps unconsciously--on all the people who could help us make our dreams come true. A little manipulation can't be all bad if the intent is spiritual. Right? What we forgot here is that "people" are only to be loved for Who they are, not unduly influenced to personally serve us. The Truth is, there are not billions of individual Spirits, one for each person. There is one Spirit, universal, infinite, omnipresent. My Spirit is your Spirit--one and the same--and to love you is to love myself. To love myself is to love everyone without exception.

How do we get back into the rhythm of the Ideal Life, one of more abundant wholeness, prosperity, self-expression and relationships? How about beginning anew, starting over, this time with a total commitment to living the true spiritual life. That's the only way we're going to find real peace, joy, and fulfillment.

It is in this regard that I'm continually amazed that so many books from "New Age" publishers beat a fast retreat from what is considered spiritual. "God" is simply not a hip thing in so-called modern metaphysics. Psychological games are big now. Finding and analyzing a problem to find a solution is more important than finding God who is the solution. Sometimes the side-shows are more appealing than the Main Event. From my perspective, we'll never cross the river into the Promised Land if God-as-Self is minimized in the Now process of life.

With total commitment, let's open that door again. In a meditative state move to that place in consciousness where "human" nature ends and Divine Selfhood stands. With purpose of mind and love in your heart, open the door and feel the rush of Spirit, the allness of God's love filling you.

Fix your gaze on this Love-Light. Give yourself to it, and return the love with every particle of your being. Love from, love to, waves of love from above, waves of love from below. Glory in the Light of Love, then radiate that Love to everyone within your range of consciousness--and then beyond, out into the universe to encompass all forms of life.

Let Spirit speak the word for you. "And God said, Let there be light." God spoke the word and continues to do so at every moment through time and space. And the marvelous thing about this is that the universal Spirit of God, omnipresent, speaks the word for each one of us individually. For you, for me, there is a continuous Let there be, a calling forth of a specific manifest form or experience for life more abundantly--much more than we could possible imagine!

Overcome the habit of interrupting Spirit. The word comes forth, Let there ... and we interrupt by asking for that which was already moving into manifestation. This disrupts the process by throwing a wrench of need into the wheels of divine expression. No wonder we were given the instruction to Be still, and know that I am God. Be still! To be still means to be at rest, quiet, noise- less. It is the purpose-will of Spirit to give us everything for a most magnificent life, and that includes not only restoring all that has been lost through miscreation but all that signifies splendid fulfillment in every area and activity of life. Nothing is too good to be true when Spirit has Its way with us.

Keep your awareness on the Holy I that you are. This keeps the channel open for the flow through you, the flow of creative energy that appears as the fulfillment of every need, the solution to every problem.

Stay in the flow. See/feel that magnificent out-pouring of universal power going before you in waves of divine creation. It is here that you can BE without hesitation because I is being it through you. I am being wholeness. ..I am being abundance. Speak this Truth in cooperation with Spirit.

Lift up your vision. With controlled visualization, see only completeness in life, a life of freedom, peace and joy. Don't focus on "things". ..see and feel everything in absolute divine order without any imaging of the how or way it is to come about. Spirit says, I am the way! Leave all to the indwelling Genius.

Don't be impatient. That lengthens the time frame. Trust the Divine Process.

Follow the inner guidance. Look to your heart and affirm you are on Spirit's guided Path of Light and that your Holiness is making every decision for you.

Smile every time the ego tries to whisper in your ear about a need or problem. Remind the little fellow that the one Presence and Power in this universe is now in charge, and you are content to watch the continuing unfoldment of wonders and miracles in your life.

Keep reminding yourself that this is a total commitment. As Emerson put it, "This energy does not descend into individual life on any other condition than entire possession.

Let it be done...without interruption.


John Randolph Price is an internationally known lecturer and bestselling author. of eighteen nonfiction books: The Angels Within Us, Angel Energy, Living a Life of Joy, The Superbeings published by Ballantine/Random House. Published byHay House are The Abundance Book, The Alchemist's Handbook, Empowerment, The Jesus Code, The Love Book, The Meditation Book, Practical Spirituality, A Spiritual Philosophy for the New World, The Success Book, The Superbeings (trade edition), The Wellness Book, With Wings As Eagles, The Workbook for Self-Mastery (formerly titled The Planetary Commission), Removing the Masks That Bind Us, and Nothing Is Too Good To Be True. His books, published in many languages, have sold in the millions.                        Visit his website:

This article is republished from the Quartus Report, May 2005. John and his wife started the Quartus Foundation in 1981.  The Word "Quartus" denotes the four-square aspect of each individual: Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical. The foundation is a research and communications organization with the stated purpose of probing the mysteries of Ageless Wisdom and integrating those interminable truths with spiritual metaphysics. By combining the dynamics of mind with the unlimited potential of universal laws, the ancient principle of energy follows thought is confirmed. With this understanding as a key, a door opens to a new philosophy of life that is both practical and rewarding.

John and Jan Price are also the founders of World Healing Day which originated on December 31, 1986

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