Abundance by Walter C. Lanyon

Abundance by Walter C. Lanyon


I went into a London club during the Christmas week, and the hostess told me that a member had left money for ten free teas. The giver had said that probably ten hungry people would come along and be glad to have them. It was at a time when the newspapers were full of accounts of the huge army of unemployed, hungry people, but no one came for the teas, and the hostess said she did not know where to find ten people who wanted them.

Would it be any good to say to the man in the street, “There is abundance of everything needful in the Kingdom, and the Kingdom is Here and Now”? No he would immediately say, “Well, where is it? “ Yet the ten teas were there waiting for someone to come and claim them. No one could deny that, and so it is with many things. The difficulty lies in getting the people and the teas together at the same time.

How can the hungry man in the street make his contact with the substance, which is given freely? That is the question you ask when you are told that” All that the Father hath is mine” “Ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you “because it has already been done and is only awaiting your request. “O that I could find Him” carries more with it than a mere wail for religion; it carries with it the emotion of a man trying to make this contact with the overflowing abundance of Life and power and substance, which in. his soul he knows exists free, and without limit.

What is the point of contact between man and his substance? It is Recognition. If you do not first recognize that it is so, it will never be so to you, for you will shut it entirely out of your life and will have plenty of material testimony to back up your conclusions. The Recognition is the very first step the very first sounding in tapping the air, as it were getting into line with the broadcast of the Infinite flow of Good. The Prodigal, sitting in his pigsty, suddenly remembers and recognizes something that his Father has enough and to spare. He realizes that the Substance is actually there and this Recognition causes him to rise and go to his Father’s house (consciousness), and, when he is yet afar off (to appearances), his Father comes to meet him and there is great rejoicing. It is Wonderful!

You stand at the Temple gate begging for that which is given freely, but which is withheld also. It is given freely only when it is recognized accepted and when the Recognition is accompanied with the “I will arise and go unto my Father” state of consciousness. When you recognize the fact that “your Father hath enough and to spare,” you awaken and are alive to the glorious possibility of being instantly put in touch with the manifestation in a way and by a means that no man knows. It is Wonderful!

Just for the Recognition of this glorious Truth do you open up communication with the plane of Consciousness where manifestation is instantly possible. You tune in, as it were, to the Power, which leads you directly to the Table and the Banquet and the other joys of the Awakened Consciousness. It is Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

“No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Do you hear you who are reading this line? Not any good thing will He withhold. Not a single one. But He seems to be withholding everything from you, even the most necessary things, and all your begging, beseeching, and praying fail to make any impression on Him. It is not until you come to a full Recognition of the statement, “No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly,” and accept it, that you begin to see the manifestation. It is Wonderful! Almost from the very moment you make this Recognition the Divine stir of the new activity starts.

It is Wonderful! It is so gratifying so filled with the joy of Recognition!

The moment you start the Recognition of Heaven Here and Now, and accept the invisible gift, all the power of the Universe moves towards the fulfillment of this Recognition. The old pictures you have held in mind begin to spend the last bit of energy that your false thinking has given them, and presently the continuity is broken, and the screen becomes white and clean, ready for the new manifestation. It is Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! And So It Is.

When man awakens to the power of this glorious Recognition he begins to experience a change the former things begin to pass away he takes his attention away from appearances for the simple reason he now realizes that the appearances he has held in mind for so long as true and just, are merely the false impressions he has gathered by working from a wrong premise. It is wonderful to see the giving up of these old ideas, and with their release all the manifestations of their evil vanish; presently the memory of them passes away. “The former things shall pass away “they shall not be remembered nor come into mind any more. It is Wonderful!

Jesus’ statement “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,” was just as intelligible to those who heard Him as yours would be if you said to the man in the street: “The abundance of every good gift is yours NOW.” To him it would be a deliberate lie, as far as his ability to prove it with his present consciousness was concerned. But, were he to recognize the Truth of this statement, he would instantly tune in on a new level of consciousness where manifestation would soon back up the Recognition.

It is reported that, in some places, Jesus did not many mighty works “because of their unbelief.” It is true that, unless the Recognition and acceptance were there, nothing could change. The hard old thought forms seem to make it impossible to escape from the endless treadmill of existence. And the only way of escape that is offered is by will power, which is a poor and shifting subterfuge at best. How can a person transcend all these age-old habits and beliefs? It seems impossible too much to expect, and yet, with the coming of this Recognition of The Presence, the change is made and man finds himself suddenly free, and untrammeled into expression.

A habit of a lifetime melts out of the picture just the same as the terrible drama fades from the cinema screen, and, when it is released by this process of Recognition, it is just as painless, and leaves no more trace behind than the pictures have left on the screen. The disease from which you are suffering is only as old as the last thought you have about it, whether this be conscious or unconscious. Once the thought is arrested from the body, the suffering and manifestation disappear. It is Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! And So It Is.

Do you begin to understand how it is that a thing must first be recognized before it can come into manifestation, and how this carries right through to your recognition of evil? That which you accept comes into your life as a reality, and, while it may be a chimera and have no actuality back of it, yet it will appear real and true to you as long as you recognize it to be so. The way to change the manifestation is to change the Recognition. When you take away your Recognition from a thing, it ceases to manifest for you.

It is with joy that I write unto you the one who is reading this book I write unto you of the Glorious Promises of God, and of the outpouring of His Love and Substance, knowing that the moment you leave your “nets” of human thought you will become fishers of men “you will leave the nets and entanglements of human thinking and prepare yourself a net of Recognition into which will come the glorious manifestations of God. It is Wonderful! No matter how long or old the problem is, nor how impossible it seems. “I have a way you know not of,” when recognized, brings something into manifestation that will surprise you and make you glad with a gladness that is unspeakable. It is Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! And So It Is.

You shall be glad and have joy, not because of victory, not because you have made a demonstration of the power over evil, but because you have come into this Recognition of The Presence here, there, and everywhere. The vibrant, glowing Presence of God and the scintillating Life is coursing through your temple body and through your Universe, bringing to your remembrance all the glory that was yours in the beginning, before you left the Garden of Eden to seek the way of two powers. It is Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

So “claim your right and tress your claim.” …Your right that you have neglected all these long years. …This right that will come through into expression by the process of Recognition.

A clipping which recently appeared in the New York Herald reads as follows:


Melbourne, Australia, June 7.

William McClennan, of Fawkner, found his son, Robert, twelve months old, stroking a tiger snake, which was drinking contentedly from the baby’s bottle. When McClennan chased the snake it turned on him and bit his leg. Emergency measures saved his life. The snake was killed.

The child’s parents recalled that the baby’s bottle had appeared as if the snake had been at it several times recently. They assume the reptile and the baby had been playmates for, some time.

Why did the snake not bite the baby? Why did it bite the man? Why is the man who is my best friend your worst enemy? Is it in the man or is it in you? What do you bring to a situation that makes it harmonious or inharmonious? You bring a certain recognition of good or evil, of fear or courage, and these qualities are portrayed in the mirrors about you. We begin to realize that “What we see, we are” is literally and figuratively true. The whole of creation reacts to us by reason of that something within us, which sets the die for its action. The Esquimau cannot stand the heat, the savage cannot bear the cold, and so it goes. You live in a world of your own fashioning, no matter however ignorantly it may be carried on, no matter how far removed from your conscious power to change it. The moment we recognize where the trouble lies, victory is sure and certain. We change our universe, so to speak, and by this very “change” we find a changeless universe because the only thing that is being changed is our attitude towards it. It is Wonderful! It is Wonderful to know the point of contact with this manifest and unmanifest world. The point of contact is Recognition.

“I AM ever joyful in the way Christ expresses Himself in you. Never will He forsake you. He cannot forsake you as long as you are conscious of Him: as long as you are on the main line: the Life Wire that sends its currents from the Infinite, gushing, roaring, and pouring as a Great Waterfall over you and your activities. Can you not see Me walking by your side throughout the day protecting you from all harm? Can you not feel ME in your emotions, bursting forth in New Songs, New Thoughts, New Words, and Living Truths? Truly I AM here, I AM there, I AM everywhere; and, the more you contact ME mentally and spiritually, the more will I come forth into expression in you, taking you out of all mortality, carnality, and sin, into the glorious liberty wherein I stand.”

The moment you recognize this Power, which is here, there, and everywhere, you have made your contact with the object of your desire. You have come to the place of “Before they call, I will answer,” because you have come to the Recognition that the time element, which the human mind says is necessary, has nothing to do with this timeless, ageless Principle which is ever with you, and which has the power to make “a thousand years as one day and one day as a thousand years.”

You begin the Recognition of the Ever present Presence which saves, you every untoward experience. You begin to recognize this Power within you, searching the joints and marrow. It is Wonderful

This great flood of Light, which bursts into the darkened mind, reveals things you have not yet seen. It is Wonderful!

“I have brought you out of Egypt and bring to your conscious realization that God is Life in the place of death, God is Health in the place of sickness, Success in the place of failure, Prosperity in the place of poverty and limitation, for, in all these expressions, God is just the opposite to those conditions. God is unconditioned. That is the Mystery of Christ, and, when you accept Him in your life, these adversities are no more. The positive is real, there -fore fill your whole being with Vibrant Life, and all your energy, all your forces expressed in Christ, will attract and draw the Supply, ever ready to be brought into expression as you make it real unto yourself.”

Do you hear you, the one reading this line what the Recognition of The Presence will do for you? It will cause you to know that you have been already brought out of the “land of Egypt “into the heritage of the Son of the Living God. This wonderful Recognition of the Presence will cause you to realize that God is health in the place of sickness (in the same place), that He is wealth in the place (the same place) of poverty and limitation, that He is success in the place (the identical place) of failure – for I AM here, I AM there, and I AM everywhere, so, wherever I AM, there My attributes are in Full and Glorious Manifestation, and the Way of expression is assured and perfect. It is Wonderful! Do you hear?

By this Recognition man discovers the priceless gift as though he were the only Heir to the Riches of God. It is Wonderful

“You are as the ONLY Heir to the Riches of God. Then partake of HIM, His Life, His substance, claiming your rights and pressing your claims, knowing not only from your mentality the Realness of God, but knowing HIM from the deep within your heart, and that which will come forth in you spontaneously will come from the Divinity, the Virtue and the Purity of the White Christ Life, the Truth will be revealed, and, even as it has already been so vividly portrayed in the great book of your life, so shall it respond to the magnetic power of His Presence.”

You are as the Only Heir because “all things that the Father hath are mine” all that you conceive in your consciousness as “the Father hath” is yours and all yours so the timely advice, “Push out the borders of your tent,” comes as an invitation to increase the Recognition of this Presence and thereby gain the freer and more glorious manifestation of God in your life. The more you contemplate Him, the more you will see the manifestation of this harmony, or Heaven, taking place. It is Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

“I will arise and go to my Father” I will arise from the contemplation of appearances and return to my Father (within) and find that He “hath enough and to spare,” and I will joyously partake of the banquet prepared for me through this Recognition. It is Wonderful! and this Recognition is the way of fulfillment.


“HE WHICH SOWETH SPARINGLY shall reap sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

The sowing lavishly and abundantly comes from the knowledge of Infinite Substance. The sowing for increase in order that the storehouses may be filled and the soul may take its ease, always results in death to the idea. The abandon of abundant sowing shows absolute faith in the Unseen. We are beginning to see that the law of substance is diametrically reversed from that which is usually accepted. We are first called upon to give abundantly. Give out of our lack as it were, but give lavishly. The widow’s mite was more than most gifts because it was given abundantly it was given freely and from the heart. “The motive ye mete shall be measured to you again, and it shall be pressed down, shaken together and running over.” The motive back of the abundant sowing will determine the harvest. If the sowing is done with gains as the one idea in mind then the looked for results are not forthcoming.

“There is he that scattereth, yet tendeth to increase, and there is he that withholdeth and tendeth towards poverty.” We see that the symbol is a poor thing to hold on to. The more you have your attention fixed on the symbol the less opportunity you have of grasping the reality back of it.

All this indication of abandoned and abundant sowing is the result of fearlessness on the part of the sower. He that does not follow the command “Launch out into deep waters” cannot have the big fish. He will never find them near the shore just as a person will never learn to swim as long as he keeps one foot on the ground and stays in shallow water. “Launch out into deep waters.” “Do, dare, and be silent.” Dare to enlarge the borders of your tent. Dare to sow abundantly and abandonedly, and rest in the perfect knowledge that the bread, which you have thus broken, has been broken to increase. You will learn presently that only what you give you get. A seed given to the universe gives back its usefulness and increase. An idea given to the universe gives forth its joy, and its increase comes home to the giver. “The signs follow, they do not precede.”

Joyously abandon yourself to the Christ within, and care not f or the increase. It must come of its own volition. “Be careful about nothing” is the command to the understanding heart. This being careful about nothing means also to be careless about nothing. The command to be careful about nothing can only be used by one who has begun to see the superabundance of everything in the Universe. The substance of God is everywhere present. Yet all this joyous abandon does not imply license; it implies liberty, liberty of the Sons of God, which, when once tasted and experienced, brings to the consciousness of man the true concept of freedom. The command goes forth, “Be not again entangled.” Go not back to the former bondage the sowing sparingly. Sow abundantly and reap abundantly with the glorious abandon of the Sons of the Living God.

“On the same day he saw a man working on the Sabbath Day, and said to him: Man, if thou knowest what thou doest, thou art blessed, but if thou knowest not, thou art cursed and a transgressor of the law’ ” (Cambridge MS. Codex Bezae).

He that sows abundantly, thinking thereby to gain a thousand fold that which he sows, knows not what he does, and is cursed insomuch as he loses all. Trying to use God as a Stock Exchange whereby you can gain personal ends is to entirely defeat the principle of Truth so far as you are concerned. We learn to sow abundantly because we are seeing the abundant blessings that are poured into our life and we are coming to the point of unafraidness. We are more and more coming to the place of recognition of the presence of God as being literally the sufficiency of all things.

Man is slowly evolving from what might be called the degree of the egg. As an egg he is perfectly helpless, though he may contain all knowledge of the power of God. He has no power of self-locomotion. Were an egg in the path of an on-coming car, no matter how much it knew its protection, it could not escape the dire effects of meeting with destruction. When the chick is hatched, it may yet rest in the same place, but it has power to side step the on coming danger. So man, when he first learns of the Truth, finds out many things that he knows to be absolutely true while he is in the egg degree, yet he can only put them into practice in a very limited degree, because of the shell of personality that is around him.

But presently he throws off the shell and comes to the degree higher, where he is able to avoid much of the so called evil. He can step aside, as it were, and he is able to prove the parables and promises of the Bible, instead of knowing inwardly that they are true but not being able to see them into manifestation.

“Man, if thou knowest what thou doest.” If you know what you are doing as the Son of the Living God, you shall cause the dry seed of parable and promise to crack open and give forth its substance. You will know what it means to “be careful about nothing.”

All things are possible to the awakened soul. As is recorded in Acts ii, the speaking with new tongues took place before an infinite number of men of different races and languages, yet all understood. Twenty different tongues understood one single voice, although they could not understand each other. This fourth dimensional picture of the concrete use of the Law gives us a glimpse of how the impossible becomes possible, and how every human law is reversed and found to be productive of results. You will begin to see that it is useless to argue about the real Truth underlying these great statements, for the Truth is so intangible and impossible to reason out it completely escapes the wisdom of man.

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee: He will not fail thee nor forsake thee.”

Can you, you who read this promise, accept it literally? Can you accept the fact that the Lord thy God goes with you, and that He is the One that makes twenty nations understand a single tongue, though they cannot understand each other? Do you believe this? “I will walk in them and talk in them” why need you worry further about the safety of your goings and comings? And why worry about the word you will carry into the universe?

The word that comes from the Speaking of the Inner Lord is, “the word that shall not return to you void but shall accomplish whereunto it is sent.”

Beloved! Are you beginning to see the glorious sense of abandon and rest that is due to come into manifestation in your life the moment you take the promises of the Lord and tear off the hard shell of human reasoning that you have put around them?

“Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom of Heaven.” A gift must be accepted. Through the rejoicing there is recognition of the Infinite Abundance that is manifested in ways that no man can find out, just as the message is given by one person to twenty different races. One speaking, twenty hearers all hearing differently, yet all understanding the Voice. Awake, thou that sleepest. A new day is dawning, and when I say a new day is dawning, I do not mean the symbolic day of former years, but a wonderful New Day of expression and abundance; wherein you will experience the glorious revelation that the Lord is walking in you and talking in you.

Look up, then, and rejoice, for: “Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness in those that remember Thee in Thy ways.”

Rejoice and be glad. The ground you stand upon is holy ground, and you are clad in the garments of Light and Praise. A new day dawns and a new door opens before you. It is well. Rejoice and scatter abundantly the glorious idea of Truth. Live abundantly the Life in the inexhaustible source of All Life. Verily, if you will prove the Law with the fearless faith of one who permits the Voice to speak through him and the Power to walk in him, you shall see that the windows of Heaven are opened to you, and the blessings that are poured out are too many for you to receive, so small has been your human concept of the abundance of God.

You are learning the glorious relaxation of the Prodigal who has returned to his Father’s house and is finding again the wonderful Truth:

“For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Abundance by Walter C. Lanyon
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Would it be any good to say to the man in the street, “There is abundance of everything needful in the Kingdom, and the Kingdom is Here and Now”?