I’m going to express the idea tonight that there are three postulates which need to be part of every practice of the two-step you engage in, every practice of the holy instant, every practice of, we’ll say, your spiritualization.
Now, in the Bible the idea is expressed: “In the Beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God.”1 Now there literally is no more succinct way to express the idea, which is the first postulate, that God is All.
What is a postulate? A postulate is something that is assumed to be a fact without proof, or put another way, something that is self-evident. Now, whether you believe it or not, whether you think the postulate that God is All is true or not, it is essential to adopt this postulate, together with the other two, in order to arrive at the experience that proves its truth.
Now you’ve heard me express the idea that you are neither behind the point of perfection nor advancing toward it. You are at that point and must understand yourself therefrom. Now that’s another way of saying, you are the holy Son or Daughter of God. John, in the Bible, said, “Now are we the Sons of God. And it doth not yet appear what we shall be. But we know that when He (the Christ) shall appear, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.2 And every man that hath this hope in Him, purifieth himself daily, even as He is pure.3
That hope is another way of expressing the practice of the holy instant, or the two-step. And the phrase is interpreted to mean that every man that has this hope in Him purifies himself daily even as He, the Christ, is pure. But it really means, that every man that has this hope in Him purifies himself daily even as He, the one purifying himself daily, is pure. Again, a way of succinctly expressing the fact that now are we the Sons of God — that you are now the holy Son or Daughter of God. That’s the second postulate.
First postulate: God is All. Second postulate: You are the holy Son or Daughter of God. You notice these are all in the present tense? It doesn’t say, God will be all. And it doesn’t say you will be the holy Son or Daughter of God. No. God is All. And you are the holy Son or Daughter of God.
Now, the third postulate is the one most difficult to embrace because of your conditioning. And that is: The world and universe are (present tense) the Kingdom of Heaven. The world and universe are the Kingdom of Heaven.
Now if God is All, then God being All is the only Event there is that’s going on. That means that you are the holy Son or Daughter of God because God is all there is to you. And it means that the world and universe that you call a physical, material world and universe, is the Kingdom of Heaven, because nothing is going on that isn’t God being All.
You see how those three postulates express a singularity? And this singularity, with three aspects to it, is the reason that the promise of the Course can be fulfilled — in other words, Atonement. In other words, your Awakening to your divine stature.
These three postulates are the reason there can be healing!