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                                 "AT-ONE WITH GOD ... Until we awake to the fact that we are One in nature with God, we shall not find the way of life.  Until we realize that our own word has the power of life, we will not see clearly.  The Bible points out that we have the same power, in our own life and in our own world, that it claims for God.  "The Word was with God and the Word was God," is an oft-repeated but little understood statement.  The promise to us is equally positive:  "The word is nigh thee, even in thine own mouth that thou shouldst know it and do it."  If any word has power, it follows that all words have power.  It means that every word which we hear, speak or think, has some power." - Dr. Ernest Holmes, "The Science of Mind"

     The Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur is always a reminder to me of how important it is to affirm our One-ness with God, Infinite Spirit.  And as we realize that this is true, we know that this Life that lives in us, as us, is always Present.  Every human problem or condition of discord can be attributed to a feeling of "separation from God" ... and the only way in which we experience this "separation" is in our mind.  And the reason we think we are "separated from God" is that we are judging the "appearance" as if God is not Present in it.  Our state of mind is all important whenever we think about the conditions and situations in our lives.  We can read in scripture, "Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." (Isaiah 26:3)  

     So, we know that whatever is going on in our life that disturbs us, we must get our mind off the disturbance and back to God.  And this can be a struggle for many of us and also frustrating for some of us.  As we turn to God, we must give up the "fight" ... and many of us have instilled within our mind that we must fight for our good.  In reality the only fight we have is within our own mind to release our mental grip on the problem and to surrender it to God.  Yom Kippur, or "Day of Atonement" for those of the Jewish faith, time is spent in seeking forgiveness for mistakes made in the past year and sacrifice in the form of fasting as atonement for these sins.  In other words, this is a time for keeping the mind "stayed on thee."  In the "Science of Mind" we know that this has value.  The greater value of this mental process can be realized by daily "fasting" from negative thoughts and "clearing" our mind each day of any sense of separation from God, or Good.

     It is important that we know that God is "within us" ... that this "in-dwelling" Presence is realized in the "now" ... the Present.  What we have done or left undone in the past is not as important as our awareness of our relationship with God now, in this moment.  And the mystery that is beyond our human understanding is that no matter whether we called our experiences good or bad, God is working through all things for our Good.  This is sometimes difficult for many of us to understand, but it is always the Truth.  We cannot experience the fullness of life as long as we have doubts about our ability to accept and receive all the Good that is ours.  The Master Mind Jesus stated, "it rains on the good and the bad alike" ... but let's get over this good and bad completely and realize that no matter what we have done, or what someone has done to us ... it was done in the consciousness that was present when it was done ... and everyone's consciousness changes.

     As Dr. Holmes tells us in the opening paragraph of this message, if one word has power all words have power, and so it is incumbent upon us to choose our words wisely knowing that we are creating our experiences by each word we speak.  Behind each word we speak is a pattern of thought, so we not only want to be more aware of the words we use, but also seek to identify the pattern of thought behind each word that does benefit our life experience ... and in this way we can clear our consciousness of any negative patterns that hold us back from experiencing a greater and more fuller experience of life.  Contemplate these words by Dr. Frank Richelieu:  "I have been entrusted with life.  I have been entrusted with a mind.  I have been entrusted with a body.  I have been entrusted with the ability to move and to speak.  It is up to me to use everything I have been entrusted with."

As we bless the good in our life, we are blessing the God that is in the midst of us, pressing against us and surrounding us.  We are always experiencing life according to how we approach it.  Let us approach life as if we are continually in a state of at-one-ment with all the good that Life has to offer us!


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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