This excerpt is from the dictation The Power to Overcome given by Lord Maitreya, published in the 1984 Pearl of Wisdom®, Vol. 27 No. 37

El Morya said long ago, “From the beginning we were winning!” And thus we convey to you the God-mastery of life that shows to you that you are the perfection of your Presence, that nothing else can take dominion in your world. When that becomes fixed in consciousness to such a degree and level that no outer condition is able to take dominion over it, then, you see, each step of the way becomes God-guided. Each step of the way becomes God-guided because you are able to exercise the prerogative of being all that God made you in the beginning. And thus, the strength that wins from the beginning is yours now, and sin and sinning is no longer that to which you bow. For in ignorance men have bowed to sin and the strain of sin that it has put upon the soul.

We come, then, today, to yield all of this to the fires of divine love. We come to yield ourselves to His grace, that step by step we may climb those golden stairs of celestial radiance not only upon our prayers, but upon all of our doings. For man’s doings must become God’s doings.

The principle “It is the Father in me that doeth the work” must be conveyed to all. And out of the splendor of that design, the ashes must fall from the cloak. And man must see himself arrayed in shining garments, each one more splendid than the one before—until, as you step up this stairway of cosmic radiance, you understand that it is God that walks in you, that it is God that talks in you, that it is God that lives in you, and that all of the canopies of reality that he has sought to convey to you through the years (as he has offered them to you like floral tributes) are themselves little steps leading to him—each one leading you higher, each one inspiring you to greater love, until at last the world will come to know that love and God are synonymous:

Each human being will come to know that his own I AM Presence and God are unanimous; each one will come to know that all worlds turning in space are one with him, that the music of the spheres is a concordant memory, a concordant discovery, a concordant reality that ties man to all that is real.

And now I, Maitreya, for the moment of conferment [of the power to overcome], say (please rise):

May the angels of God refresh your souls.

May the angels of God bring a sense of the benign into your consciousness that you may never forget Him, but bind Him upon your being.

May the angels of God seal you in your hearts and upon your foreheads with His memory. May it never depart from you or the moment in which we live—the moment of splendor when we give to you our light.

For this morning I am giving of my light to you and I am causing it to expand throughout Los Angeles and the world. As a moment of triumph for the soul of God within the heart of a lotus or within the heart of a rose, I am conferring upon you the love that glows and represents the fire of soul.

Be at peace, then, and as you go through the moments ahead—the little seconds that are niches in the minutes, the minutes that are niches in the hours, the hours that are niches in the days, the days that are niches in the years, the years that are niches in a lifetime, in the centuries, the millenniums, and all time and timelessness—understand that reality is all that you should seek.

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