TWENTY-SECOND TALK 449 doubted somewhat, we did not understand how he could be so utterly sure,*and it seemed as though that there was no ftcc will left to the man himself, the ego down here, to do vrihat He wwikL But the true Self is the Monad, It w^as that true Self which made that decision ; so after all it was the man's own will and no other. The power of the Monad begins to mani- fest itself only when the ego has done the greater part of his wwk. Then begins the higher stage of development, a very, very interesting one, but one about which ordinary people like ourselves cannot know very much about as yet. As soon as we attain that level we shall begin to sec very much more, and we shall find that the Monad is the greatest of all. There is always a tendency, I suppose it is natural, for these very high things connected with ourselves to seem a little vague. You understand that there is a great Master, many great Masters, but you know that yon are not yet a M aster. You kno\v that there is a Solar Deity, but you yourself know that you are not yet a Deity. 'Remember that Christ said: "Ye are all Gods; ye arc all children of the Most High." The Divine Spark is there, and although the spark burns low, it is within reach, it may manifest itself, and presently it will manifest itself in every oneĽ Therefore we must not be guilty of the sacrilege of losing confidence in ourselves, because that, after all, is to lose confidence in God who is within us.