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The Breath of Life: A Series of Treatments

The Breath of Life: A Series of Treatments

James Allen reviewed this book, saying:
The Breath of Life, by Ursula N. Gestefeld, Exodus Publishing Co., is a dainty little cloth-bound book of 63 pages. It consists of nineteen spiritually inspired pieces which are designed as aids to meditation and the accomplishment of strength and peace of mind. Weary, doubting, truth-seeking souls will find them sweet and restful. The titles of some of the pieces are as follows:—"Where There Is Fear of Death," "Where There Is Fear of Failure In Business," "Where There Is Proneness To Anger," "Where There Is Tendency To Self-depreciation," "Where There Is Need For Patience?

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Dedication

To all who can “receive with meekness the engrafted word which is able to save your souls” from suffering the common lot of humanity.
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Morning

The night of sense-consciousness is past, and I wake to the spiritual day—the eternal Now. In the light of God I see myself anew. The shadows of the night are gone, and I am free from suffering, disease, and death. I am filled now with health, strength, and joy unspeakable. There is no room in…
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Evening

I have received my daily bread from on high and now I close the door of the outer sense while I digest and assimilate it. I close this door in perfect confidence, sure of the divine protection which never slumbers nor sleeps. I know Love is God and is Omnipotent and Omnipresent. I turn from…
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High Noon

Because of what I am in being, I stand upright before God. Above me is the sun of righteousness, materiality is under my feet. I cast no shadow that can alarm or deceive me. The night of sense-consciousness is past and I am awake to the light that can never be extinguished. In its rays…
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When There is a Sense of Injury

I look upon a world filled with shapes of many kinds. I see in them no evil. They are good. Though with my outsight I look upon them, with my insight I see through them; and I recognize their nature and office. I see souls, back of these shapes, who are being born into another…
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When There is Fear of Accident

Though I look upon a physical body, I know that it is not I. It is only the garment which I, as a living soul, wear, and which clothes my body, the body which would still remain to me did I drop the garment the next hour. I know that I am a living soul…
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When There is Fear of Heredity

Though the "sins of the fathers" are "visited upon the children," I know that divine Love is also poured out upon them, and there is no power in the sins to extinguish or turn aside the Love. They endure but a season, only "to the third and fourth generation;" while the Love that is God…
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When There is Fear of Death

Whereas I was blind, now I see, and I know there is no death. I see order where before was chaos. I see ascension into everlasting life where before was descent into death. I see birth, a becoming, not a ceasing to be. I see a Great Pulse which beats everywhere in nature and which…
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When There is Fear of Failure in Business

In all things will I glorify thee, O God! Because of what I am in being I cannot fail in what I, with a pure motive, undertake. As a soul among other souls I use the things of the world for a time, and I know that this is right; I will not allow them…
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When There is Dread of the Future

I am free from the haunting shadows of the past. They have no power to project themselves into my future and appall me. There is in me no tension of unpleasant anticipation, no relaxation of fear. I have perfect confidence in the Supreme Justice and I know that no evil can befall me. Whatever enters…
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When There is Proneness to Anger

Because of what I am in my real being, I, as a human soul, am greater than my parts. Even though the impulses of lesser natures are in me and make their voices heard, 1 am not bound to obey them. I have power to rule them. I call up this power now. I call…
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When There is Tendency to Self-Depreciation

In the darkness of mortal sense consciousness, at last I see a shining star. It stands over the house within me and shows me where to look for what I need. I see a tiny babe which smiles upon me as I gaze. In its face is the light of infinite Love, in its eyes…
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When There is Lack of Confidence and Trust

"In thee O! Lord ! do I put my trust," for I know that in my real being dwells all power and might. As a pilgrim soul, I look to those eternal verities which are there. I know that they are at my command. I know that God has given to my being all that…
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When There is Difficulty in Letting Go of the Past

I am no more what I was. I am new-born. I am awake to my eternal being in which is all glory and all power. What I was when I was asleep is gone. It belongs to the dead past. In the recognition of my possible divinity I am resurrected from the dead. I leave…
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Where There is the Sense Named "Insomnia"

I am free from all struggle and strife. I am free from anxiety and apprehension. I am free from all strain and tension. I abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I am able to see what I should do. I am able to do what I see should be done. I have clear vision…
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When There is Dissatisfaction With Environment

Though to mortal sense I am hedged in, I know that I am but given what I need for my journey heavenward. I see that all external limitations are my opportunities to prove my real being. For them I rejoice and give thanks. I praise thee, O God! I praise thee for all that shuts…
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When There is Need for Patience

I know that time is but my own perception and feeling, and that what seems to me a long time is only a moment in the great all. I know that with the Lord a thousand years is as one day. I know that my real being is the same during all this change in…
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When the Sense of Sight Diminishes with Advancing Age

In thee O! Lord! do I put my trust. I know that my power to see is perfect and indestructible. I cannot lose it, nothing can destroy it. I know that every faculty and power I use, is in my real being, and that my supply is unfailing. Though the shapes of this world are…
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When There is Desire to Lose Fondness for Money

All that I am is from thee O! God! All that I have which is worth keeping is of Thee also. I am filled with Thine abundance and my riches are inexhaustible. I see that my worldly possessions pertain only to my sense consciousness, and I withdraw my desire from them. When Thou callest me…
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