in a while I will read a Facebook post that causes me to
remember it for several days. That happened this week. I read
a post from a Facebook “Friend” with the following message:
“Everything you do is
based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past
relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument
or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible
for every decision and choice you make.”
It is hard not to agree with this. And as a matter of fact,
other than the word “blame” which I would replace with “the
cause”, I find it very motivating. And other than a couple of
people, all the other comments on the post were very positive.
One comment in particular caught my attention, “maybe so, maybe
no” and this reminded me so much of what I have found to be the
block to so many people not realizing their heart’s desires.
Spiritual laws are universal and absolute. No
different than the laws that govern mathematics and science.
Ernest Holmes wrote, “either we are believing that it is or we are believing that it
is not.” There is no room for
in either mathematics or metaphysics. Universal laws are
absolute; you plant carrots; carrots are what you get. All of
this is so simple that our mind fails to be conscious of it
until something doesn’t meet our expectations. And the fact
that we live in a world where blame and excuses are common at
all levels of life, it is not surprising that “maybe” is
considered a viable response.
It is a mistake to blame ourselves solely on our
mistakes of the past or our bad choices. Words like blame and
shame only diminish our power and block the feelings of joy and
peace that are so necessary for us to realize the wonderful life
that we desire. Let’s look at these words from Dr. Frank
Richelieu, "The Art Of Being Yourself":
Realize that "I am that I am" and the power of that "I am" is
your power also. It takes effort to convert your consciousness
and turn in a new direction, but the effort is infinitely
worthwhile. Life is a growing, unfolding process. Embrace the
Truth and grow in beauty and compassion today and every day.”
Dr. Richelieu has given us some profound wisdom.
Life indeed is a growing, unfolding process and it is also a
great adventure if we look at it correctly. We can take the
“sting out” of our memories of bad decisions and choices by
realizing that Life is a Teacher. Due to our human ego our
lessons may come through some very challenging times in our
experience of it. Dwelling in our thoughts on mistakes or
disappoints from the past bring our spiritual growth to a halt.
Think on the words from the “possibility teacher” Dr. Norman
"Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really
wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of
greater things than we realize."
And also these words from Dr. Peale:
“You can overcome any obstacle. You can achieve the most
tremendous things by faith power. Have big faith - not any old
watered-down faith, and the change in you and in your
experience will be little short of miraculous."
We don’t attain “big faith” by “maybe so, maybe
no.” We must condition our mind to register in our
consciousness conviction and determination. These are powerful
words and the person who is determined is using the power that
is innate within them … it is the “I Am” within us energized.
When we are determined “maybe” becomes “I may be rich beyond my
wildest dreams” or “I may be realizing greater success than I
ever dreamed of” or “I may be so happy and so in love with life
that tears of joy fill my eyes.” Let us reinforce these words
from Dr. Peale in our mind:
“We are all capable of greater things than we realize."
This “we” includes you and me.
Keep the Faith!
Henry Lee Bates
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