EXCERPTS FROM THE WORKS OF THOMAS HORA

 
Gratitude is the door to joy… Seriousness is a killjoy.

Tape # 7, Conference 1986

 
The Four Ws – A Meditation on our Identity

Who am I? I am an image and likeness of God, a manifestation of Love-Intelligence.
What am I? I am a divine consciousness.
Where am I? I live and move and have my being in omniactive divine Mind.
What is my purpose? My purpose is to be a beneficial presence in the world.

pg.31, Can Meditation Be Done?

 
A very helpful way to pray for ourselves is by meditating on the following
statement:
“I am a place where God’s presence reveals itself as omniactive Love-
Intelligence.”

pg. 89, Beyond the Dream 

 
It is not difficult to be enlightened; it is only difficult to be interested in enlightenment.

pg. 33, Dialogues in Metapsychiatry 

 
The principle of harmonious living is as follows:
Take no thought for what should be or what should not be. Seek ye first to
know the harmony and joy of soul-existence, the good of God.

pg. 125, Dialogues in Metapsychiatry 

 
Anger is an epiphenomenon of frustration. The meaning of anger can be
found mainly in one single phrase – “I want.” Another source of anger is the
habit of “should” thinking, namely, thinking in terms of what should be and
what should not be. Habits of thoughts and words are our tormentors.

pg. 232, Beyond the Dream 

 
When we are more interested in the truth than in being right, we are transcending ourselves.

pg. 1, Self-Transcendence 

 
The moment we are willing to become nothing, we become part of that all-seeing, all-knowing presence, the divine Mind, and whatever is needed at that moment, appears.

pg. 155, Dialogues in Metapsychiatry 

 
What is compassion? We define it as “understanding the lack of understanding.”

pg.1, Compassion 

 
What is the secret of affluence?
Cheerful generosity.
The principle is this: Affluence is in proportion to effluence.
The more outflow, the more inflow.

pg. 39, Dialogues in Metapsychiatry 

 
The Metapsychiatric definition of work is:
useful activity in response to manifest needs.

pg. 1, Right Usefulness 

 
When the presence of the truth, the awareness of the presence of God in
human experience, breaks through in human consciousness, it results in
unexpected blessings of harmony, peace, assurance, gratitude and love (PAGL).

pg. 30, Self-Transcendence 

 
We seldom suffer from other people.
We suffer from what we want and what we don’t want.

pg. 1, Compassion 

 
Our consciousness is an empty screen and it is either filled with garbage–
and then we have the illusion that we are thinking–or we disengage our
attention from the garbage and refocus our interest on God.
And what happens then?
The garbage disappears, as far as we are concerned, and intelligent ideas
begin gently to engage our attention.

pg. 48, Dialogues in Metapsychiatry 

 
Spiritual love, derived from Love-Intelligence, is nonconditional, nonpersonal
benevolence. It is the love of being loving, with no strings attached, just for
the sake of being what God wants us to be.

pg.13, What Does God Want?

 
Thought is fundamental to life. Essentially, thought is energy which has the
tendency to transmute itself into phenomena. Invalid thoughts will transmute
themselves into invalid phenomena, which means that invalid thoughts are
harmful, while valid thoughts are health promoting. It is not a mystery that it
is not a desirable condition of mind to entertain unloving thoughts. As we
grow in the understanding of this basic principle of the transmutation of
thought energy, we will become very careful about what we are thinking. We
may develop a discipline of mind where we do not indulge ourselves
anymore in negative and existentially invalid thought processes.

pg.22, Beyond The Dream 

 
God’s grace is flooding the whole universe all the time, but there is not
enough receptivity to it in human consciousness. Therefore the blessings are
scarce.

pg.43, Beyond the Dream 

 
Problems are psychological, but solutions are spiritual.

pg. 17, A Hierarchy of Values 

 
The best way to define forgiveness is to give up blaming.

pg. 1, Forgiveness 

 
When we pray, we are not trying to reach God with our prayers. What are
we trying to achieve? We are trying to realize that we are emanating from
God and therefore we are partaking in all the qualities of God…If a wave
were praying, it wouldn’t try to reach the ocean; the wave would try to
realize that it is inseparable from the ocean. That is a tremendous difference
which helps us gain a more perfect understanding of the principle of God
and man. We don’t really have a relationship to God or with God, we have
an at-one-ment with God.

pg.11,13, Dialogues in Metapsychiatry 

 
The aim of Metapsychiatry is to heal man of his afflictions by elevating his
consciousness to the recognition of his identity as an image and likeness of
God, a spiritual being capable of transcendence.

pg. 3, Beyond the Dream