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Weekly Message for November 17, 2019
 

 

                    One of the criticisms of the Law of Attraction and other similar spiritual metaphysical teachings is that we are teaching people to be “self-centered.”  I would say that I teach people to love themselves because if we don’t love ourselves our path to success, happiness, peace, wealth and joy will be a struggle; most likely many struggles. 

            People will ask me why is that?  I tell them that we are the most important person we are to love because we cannot give what we don’t have and when we don’t love our self, we find fault with both ourselves and other people.  Self-depreciation is a menace to our spiritual growth.  We cannot realize the Power of the “I Am” consciousness if we are consistently putting ourselves down to finding fault with ourselves or others.  This self-depreciation is intensified when people continually speak about their illnesses, etc.  One aspect of this that I personally abhor is when people say that “at a certain age we just aren’t healthy anymore.”  We can be as healthy as we want to be but we must do the mental work to live a healthy life and self-depreciating words have no place in this.

          One of my favorite science of mind teachers, Frederick Bailes wrote,
“Our world will change as our ideas concerning ourselves change.  So never be afraid to think highly of your value.”  Our value is determined in part by the measure of our realization that we are a part of that Something Greater that brought forth all that we can see, hear, feel, taste and touch; Intelligence and Spirit is our true nature.  We must be willing to be firm in our mind that health is a measurable result of our love for our self.  This is the only way in which we reach the certainty of self-realization.  Frederick Bailes wrote something very similar; “Those who reach the certainty of healing by their own power, enter the deepest measure of life because you came to have a life and to have it in abundance.”  Abundant health, happiness, wealth and peace are all results of having a healthy love for oneself.

           I believe that respect and love are so intertwined that it is impossible to possess one mentally without the other.  We don’t love what we don’t respect, and we love that which we respect in differing degrees.  This is the truth for all of us.  Self-respect and self-love identified with the Power that is within us ["I AM"] can guarantee us a wonderful life.

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


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