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  • God 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 God, 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.

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Weekly Message for July 14, 2019
    

 

                Understanding the Law of Mind isn't as important as being aware of how it is working continuously through our life experiences.  Our inherent volitional ability to choose causes each of us to put the Law of Mind into action every day in a multitude of ways as we think the thoughts throughout each day.  Experts tell us that we think 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts each day or 2,500 to 3,300 thoughts per hour.  It would be amazing if we could be conscious of each of these thoughts but we know that for the most part we are only aware of a few of them.  These thoughts that we are both conscious and unconscious of, create the Law of our Mind.  All the way back to the ancient wisdom from the Book of Proverbs we can read "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." 

                Ernest Holmes brought forth the concepts of the Law of Mind and taught that it was intermingled with the Law of Cause and Effect.  This is what he wrote in his teaching manual "How To Use The Science of Mind": 
The Law of Mind demands, by Its very nature, that we affirmatively believe in and accept Its operation. It would be useless to argue why this is so, just as it would be useless to argue why there is a law of gravitation. These laws exist and all scientific advance is based on the supposition that any law of nature will respond to us when we comply with it.
                When the Master Mind Jesus said that we should believe even before we receive, he was explaining the operation of the mental Law of cause and effect. If nothing is believed in It, then nothing is acted upon by It. But since there is such a Law, and since we are always believing something, the Law will always be operating upon what we believe, in the way we believe it. It is not that we introduce a new law, but that we bring the Law we are always using under conscious control, whether it be for ourselves or for someone else.
                 The Law of Mind in action is a natural law.  The Law is set in motion consciously. Its reaction is mechanical and mathematical. In such degree as one sees harmony instead of discord, s/he will demonstrate this harmony without having to create it. This is of utmost importance. Literally, mankind creates nothing at all, s/he merely uses creative forces. Our obligation, having discovered the way laws work, is to use them intelligently. The responsibility for what is to take place is always in the law. Therefore, spiritual mind practice calls not only for definite attention and active awareness, but equally for a sort of relaxation because of implicit confidence in the Law.
                Quite the reverse to the popular concept of holding thoughts [thoughts and prayers], this calls for thinking them and then loosing them into the Law. The only will power used in the process — if it could be called will power — is a determination to keep the thought clear, to think about what ought to happen rather than about what ought not to happen, to be actively aware of harmony rather than discord, to believe that good will always overcome evil as light dissipates darkness.

                 Let us know this together:  "I will fear no evil for thou art with me.” Today Divine Love and infinite tenderness sustain me. In order that I shall not separate myself from this love, I endeavor to see it reflected in everyone and everything. I shall permit only that which is loving, kind and true to find entrance or exit through my consciousness. Thus I shall be assured that I am bathed in the warm glow of that Love which casts out all fear.
               Today I bestow the essence of love upon everything. Everyone shall be lovely to me. My soul meets the soul of the universe in everyone. Nothing is ugly; everything is beautiful, everything is meaningful. This love is a healing power touching everything into wholeness, healing the wounds of experience with its divine balm.
          I know that this Love Essence, the very substance of Life, the creative Principle back of everything, flows through my whole being, spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. It flows in transcendent loveliness into my world of thought and form, ever renewing, vitalizing, bringing joy and harmony and blessing to everything and everyone it touches."
- credit Ernest Holmes

               I believe if we think on the words that Ernest Holmes included in this marvelous meditation, our heart will be aligned with the Spirit in a greater way and our thoughts will cause an action of good and more good to be made visible in our life experiences.

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


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