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A Crazy Idea
But, as you begin to succeed, you may forget the essentials! With each apparently perfect application of your faith, you may begin to get the crazy idea that you are the cause of tremendous results, that you are the power! You may, as many do, begin to get the unsound idea that whenever a problem comes up or a person is sick, you can transform or heal with your "cosmic gun." You feel yourself to be a potentially great devotee who has become a worthy "gun man" selected to shoot evil down wherever it lurks. No longer humbly asking that a greater power, by its will, judgment, and goodness, please move into a problem or suffering person, you have become arrogant. You no longer ask that the higher will be done but that higher consciousness should serve your will and perhaps ill-conceived purpose — like it's a hireling or slave.

The higher consciousness is very indulgent of beginners. It will continually encourage your growth in faith, even if you don't do everything correctly. As long as you're sincere, eager, and humble, higher consciousness will be accessible to you and help you grow. However, if you become self-preoccupied, or try to dominate other people, you will suddenly find (but slowly realize) that your power has been turned off. Your higher consciousness will not aid in your arrogant projects or self-destruction. Your very loving higher consciousness will wait until you mature and again attune with it, in humility and appreciation.

In essence, consider what faith can do in...

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