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This path we consciously travel from creation to resurrection passes through the large country of discipleship.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Quest

The Way of Discipleship

Enlightenment, Illumination, Initiation and Mastery

The way of discipleship is a way of attainment. It is a voluntary surrender of the entire self to the work or the service of God. It requires great attention to spiritual realities and goals which inspire us toward inner growth. We enter Discipleship when our greatest desire is to touch Eternal Truths and mystically experience the Loving Presence of God.

The Immortal Ascent, J. Otto Schweizer

Christianize Your Thoughts
Flower A. Newhouse, Emmanuel: God With Us

The Christ constantly endeavored to teach everyone to remedy, transform, recreate, and master himself. Man's path to perfection lies in the directing of his thoughts, energies and desires toward their highest good, and toward the support of the edifying Divine Reality and the Divine Plan.

When the desire for God is equaled by the willingness to change and grow spiritually, the individual is slowly and watchfully graduated into the state of discipleship.
Flower A. Newhouse, Disciplines of the Holy Quest

His mastery of the human self and human circumstances manifests through the practice of continual conscious alignment with the Divine Spirit. In this endeavor he should be intelligent, balanced and joyous in outlook.

This path we consciously travel from creation to resurrection passes through the large country of discipleship.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Quest

Flower on Discipleship

The center of a disciple's deepest testing lies within the jurisdiction of his own free will.
Flower A. Newhouse, Disciplines of the Holy Quest

The seasons are overripe for your becoming acquainted with eternity and your finding contact and certainty through it. There are prizes and you will earn them; there are harvests and they will be gained when once you are true.
Flower A. Newhouse, Wellsprings of the Holy Quest

Discipleship undertakes to enter that state where God is loved and known. To enter higher consciousness requires true humility and depth of devotion.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Quest

There is but one thing that we are here to do, and that is achieve Mastery. That is our paramount mission. Our task, our service to the world, is secondary. Fidelity to the first requisite—our development of mastership—will bring us into the line of our service as a natural sequence. We must never forget that mastery has precedence over service, even though each of these expressions complements and strengthens the other.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Christward Way

The most important phase in the training for discipleship, is the work of character preparation. This work consists of teaching the spirit, mind, emotions, and body to be one in their efforts towards realization.
Flower A. Newhouse, Here Are Your Answers (Vol. I)

Reverence, gratitude, love and humility are the greatest qualities that we need to approach God, as we grow to be sons and daughters of God, as we grow to be masters. Then other qualities take their foreground place in our lives and consciousness. But these are always exercised.
Flower A. Newhouse, In Everything Give Thanks

You too must take upon you the garment of holiness and weave your robe of mastery. You too must climb the ancient straight and narrow path to the mountain of your own self-conquest. Every word and every impulse that can be given to you from the great who have achieved this climb and surmounted it, will be as spurs on your heels, and with the fire in your souls anointing you.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Path of the Masters

God consciousness is the need and goal of our existence.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Christward Way

What is character but the quality of consciousness made manifest.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Accomplishments of Meditation

The finest gift you can give mankind is the spiritualizing of your entire being--your character, your mind, your emotions, your energies, and your physical body.
Flower A. Newhouse, Mankind's Great Goal

Publications Available on Discipleship

Disciplines of the Holy Quest
A compilation of the teachings brought forward by the Wise Ones on Attitudes of Discipleship.

Wellsprings of the Holy Quest
Here are more teachings from the Higher Ones on Attitudes & Qualifications for Discipleship.

The Way of Discipleship to Christ
Outlines the mystery teachings and disciplines of Christianity as presented to the band of seventy.

Songs of Deliverance
One of Flower's favorite metaphysical books intended to help one balance regular study with daily practice.

The Christward Way
This weekly series includes many lessons on techniques and disciplines for spiritual living.

The Quest
These lessons include dozens of inspiring chapters on character development and the Way of Discipleship.

Holy Expectancy: Living the Life
A recorded lecture from 1982 where Flower outlines the 3 aspects of Christ's teachings and the importance of living the life.

Why We Are Here
A recorded lecture from 1963 where Flower describes why we have an earthly existence and what our reason for being here is.

The Path of the Masters
A recorded lecture from 1959 where Flower illustrates the evolutionary path of perfection and introduces the Masters.

Lectures on Discipleship by Flower A. Newhouse