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  • G-d is Absolute Good, everywhere present.
  • Every human being is an expression of the divine; the Christ Spirit, by whatever name, indwells all people. Their very essence is of G-d, and therefore they are also inherently good.

  • Human beings create their experience by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.

  • Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with G-d-mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good.

  • Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the Truth that he or she knows.

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Weekly Message for October 14, 2018


                 "What you are is much greater than anything or anyone else you have ever yearned for." - Paramahansa Yogananda
"Seek ye first the kingdom of G-d, and G-d's righteousness (Intelligence); and all these things shall be added unto you." - the Master Mind Jesus
"Many people unsuccessfully strive for a material goal all their lives, failing to realize that if they had put forth one-tenth of the concentration used in seeking worldly things into an effort to find G-d first, they could then have had fulfillments of not only some, but all of their hearts' desires." - Paramahansa Yogananda

             The Ten Keys.
              1. Put them in writing:
"Write down your thoughts and aspirations daily.  Find out what you are - not what you imagine you are! - because you want to make yourself what you ought to be." - Paramahansa Yogananda 

                   It has been statistically show that when we write down our goals and dreams we immediately have a 50% chance of realizing them, even if we just put them in a drawer and never read them again! 
                   Many of us have read the little book, "It Works" and have learned to write down what we want.  Yet, many of us have failed to realize that there is power in the "written word."  Why?  Because we are creating impressions on our subconscious mind.

              2. Review the List Often & Visualize Attainment of Dreams & Goals.
                   Reading out list of dreams and goals regularly crystallizes our intent and increases our chances of realizing those goals and dreams even more, especially if the reading is accompanied by strongly visualizing ourselves having already attained the goals and dreams.
                3. Be Committed and Take Action Steps:
   "Strong thoughts create conditions in kind; they set in motion the minds of others who will later step forward to assist in realizing the goal one is visualizing.  And when faith becomes very powerful, G-d Itself will so order the sought-for attainment." - Paramahansa Yogananda

We must really commit ourselves to realizing our goals and dreams by taking some action steps towards making the dream a reality.  For example, if we want to learn how to play the guitar, we take the action step of signing up for guitar lessons.  Until one is committed, there is hesitancy.  But the moment one definitely commits oneself, then the whole universe moves, too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.  A whole stream of events raising in one's favor unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which we could never have dreamed would come our way.
                   4. Clarify Your Goal:
     The bottom line is:  We can't have what we want until we know what we want.  And the more clearly we know what we want, the faster it comes to us.  And writing clarifies what we're asking for.  G-d can give us whatever we want, but we have to be clear on what that is.  And once we're clear, the universe provides.

5. State the Intention Behind the Goal:
        Another important point, instead of just writing down our goal, we also write down why we want that goal.  This adds powerful fuel of positive motivation or purpose to the equation.

6. Make an Action Plan with a Timeline:
         The two most important questions we can ask ourselves during the process are:  1)  What will I do next? and 2) By when will I do it?  That gives us a schedule and a time-frame, and really gets the wheels in motion.

7. Offer Prayers (statements) of Gratitude in Advance:
          Implicit in these words is the key of utilizing one of the most powerful forms of prayer or statements:  Thanking G-d in advance for something not yet done or achieved.  Because inherent in such a prayer or statement is the confidence that we have faith in G-d, and G-d will work through us to give us our heart's desire, if we but tell G-d what we want.

8. Persevere despite Lack of Apparent Results:
            "Perseverance is the whole magic of success .... You must believe in the possibility of what you are praying for ... When the "can't" disappears from your mind, divine power comes ... When you persist, refusing to accept failure, the object of will must materialize." - Paramahansa Yogananda

                        When things aren't happening the way we think they should, or according to the timetable we envisioned, we always keep in mind:  There is no failure ... only a delay in results.

9. Meditate Daily:
            "The surest way to prosperity lies in establishing first your oneness with G-d and afterward claiming a divine share of abundance.  You must make the blissful union with G-d first by regular, ever-deepening meditation each day.  When you achieve that attunement your status will be changed from that of a mortal beggar to that of a divine inheritor and you will automatically gain what you need." - Paramahansa Yogananda

     Take the time, make the time for regular and deep meditation.

10. Practice Affirmations:
                "Affirm:  G-d is my own inexhaustible Divine Bank.  I am always rich, for I have access to the Cosmic Storehouse.  I will go forth in perfect faith in the power of Omnipresent Good to bring me what I need at the time I need it." - Paramahansa Yogananda

                        Schedule time for practicing affirmations with deep faith and concentration.  Allow speaking and thinking affirmatively to become a habit for you

                    These 10 Keys can be a template for daily use and practice.  Even if we only practice for a few minutes each day, we shall find that life takes on new meaning and possibly new adventures that will "cause" us to Love This Thing Called Life in the most powerful way.

Keep the Faith!
Henry Lee Bates
(Reverend Dr.)


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