This little book, Life’s Word, was published
by Max Skousen and the publishing company that bears his name. It was
given to him in 1968 by... “a dear friend and mentor… I was just
beginning to see that if God is really God, then truly His hand is IN
ALL THINGS and that I had been condemning Him and His work unknowingly all
my life. So when I read the manuscript, lights began coming on in my mind
and heart. I have read Life's Word many times since, and each time
I read it, I am amazed at the new insights I find...As to the
book’s origin, my friend would say nothing except that he had not
written it…I know of no one who knows of its origin, which is fine
because, therefore, it comes with no authority, no restrictions, and no
dogma other than its clear message.”
Well, it was given to me in 2002, also by a friend, and I was amazed, enchanted, enhanced and perhaps even fulfilled by its insights and messages. And since its origin, authority and dogma are undefined, it fits in perfectly with our changing, transfinite existence [No copyright, thus, no copyright date]. He continues:
"In editing, I have changed basically only the old English, the ‘doests’ and ‘wilts,’ etc. Thus, in content, it is basically the original."*
By Max Skousen, Published by Max Skousen Publishing
1-800-600-7327 or 1-530-676-7327
*Note: My copy of Life’s word – and thus what is contained herein – is his original published version and does not contain the above mentioned changes. However, I have changed some of the same mentioned words. This is so you cannot “mistake the meaning”.
I. The Mystery of Who You Are
II. The Mystery That All Is Good
III. The Mystery of Being Healed
IV. The Mystery of Healing Others
V. The Mystery That All Is Pure
VI. The Mystery of Giving
VII. The Mystery of Humiliation
VIII. The Mystery of Regeneration
IX. The Mystery of Freedom
X. The Mystery of Religion
XI. The Mystery of Death
Author unknown. This book was originally Published by
Max Skousen Publishing
I am life. I live in all bodies, inspiring them
always to do My will.
I inspire this message, which is for those only who
can receive it.
I have developed thy body by devious ways, that it
might be a fit habitation for Me. Generation after generation of bodies
have gone before you, each generation adding strength to the constitution
and eliminating some weakness; and now, if thou can receive it, thy body
is ready for the consciousness of My presence.
Through devious ways have I brought thee, providing
every influence that could appeal to thee, in order that bodies shall be
developed to whom nothing can appeal by My will. Have I not hardened thy
heart to the cry of the oppressed, and suffered thee to be tempted to sin,
and have I not fed thee on the poisoned fruit of the forbidden tree of the
so-called knowledge of good and evil? Yea, all this have I done, that
characters might be developed in the formation and organization of bodily
frames which would be immune from such poison.
Through cycles of time has the false “knowledge of
good and evil” poisoned the blood of my people—my bodies. But unto you
who can awake from the dream of evil induced by that poison shall be shown
the Second Mystery.
The words of the Second Mystery are known to many,
and are used by many to perform wonders; yet thou need not pass lightly by
those words. For many have healed divers diseases with these words and yet
have never known their true meaning. On thy heart I write these words,
“ALL IS GOOD”, and this is the Second Mystery.
Do you say that herein is no mystery? Yet thou shall
see Me when thou see that “all is good.”
I am God. I live in all bodies and am omnipotent.
Thou cannot find any so-called evil place, but I am there. I, only I, am
there, developing my bodies by devious ways. In every impulse I live,
conforming to no rule.
Do you think that I conform to ANY rule or ideal or
standard? That I must work My will on the same pattern in another body
that I have fixed in thee?
In thee I fix a mental pattern which finds fault with
My life in another body. Yea, I call with all voices that each body may
differently obey, for all obey My will. When thou behold my work putting
to blush thy mental ideals and sense of fitness, does thou say in thy
heart, “Such can not be God’s will”? Or do thou say, “If such is
God’s will, then he is no God to me”? Then it is still well with thee,
for behold it is I that live in thee, prompting thy speech! Until thou are
ready to live consciously as Me, it is well that thou should conform to
the ideals which thou has set up for thyself. Until thou are moved by
inspiration and love, it is well that thou should be moved by conscience
If thou has a desire in thy heart laying down any
rule of action for others, wishing them to be what thou call “good”
and to conform to thy thought of “right” or of “duty”, or of that
which they “ought to do”, then thou will say, “Can such things be
God’s will?” when thou sees all My works.
I have no desire. But unto thee, until thou are ready
for My glory, I give all desires which the form of thy mind can accept.
Whether thou does desire for thyself or for others or for both thyself and
others; whether thou does desire possessions or “goodness”, or that
others shall be “good”; in all cases these desires are sent unto thee
by Me, in order that thy body shall gain strength toward expressing that
Joy of Life which I am, and which is beyond desire.
I justify all things. Let all who use the sacred
words, “All is good”, and work many cures thereby, know that these
words justify every separate body and act. I am Truth. There is no truth
but that which IS. All of that which IS is Truth.
Have you a conscience which says unto thee that you
should do this and should not do that? I have given it to thee! I have
given thee a conscience on every point that the form of thy mind can
receive. Unto thee I reveal its purpose, and in due time thou shall see My
purpose not only in giving thee a conscience, but in giving each of MY
bodies a conscience, each differing from every other. I am developing the
organs of thy mind and body to the end that they may express My Joy.
Now the organ of your mind which will afterwards
express My freedom can best be developed by the struggle against bondage.
Therefore, I have sent you all the bondage of conscience which you can
Because the organ of thy mind which shall afterwards
express the sweet consciousness of Me can best be developed to that end by
the oppressive self-consciousness, have I sent thee all the
self-consciousness which thee can stand, working in thee to prepare thy
mind to be wholly Mine, and wholly controlled by the breath of My
So I say unto thee that it is well that thou are
controlled by conscience and desire until thy mind is grown and thou can
become conscious of Me—thereafter to be controlled by inspiration and