"sometimes you're the slugger baby
....sometimes you're the ball....sometimes it all comes
together baby ..... sometimes you're gonna lose it
all......gotta' know happy .... gotta' know glad ..cause you're
gonna' know lonely and you're gonna' know sad.." goes the
lyrics to the bouncy Country Western song, "The Bug," by Mary
Chapin Carpenter. This song states the human experience as most
of us know it. Most of us either now
believe or have believed that this is the truth about life.
But it's not. It is only what we have believed and
so our beliefs created a life like a roller coaster out of
control. But, we can do the work that changes these beliefs
and create a Life filled with enthusiasm, adventure and joy, and
leave the "bugs" behind.
In the Science of Mind textbook there is a
sub-chapter heading on page 32, "Learning
to Trust Will Make Us Happy." LEARNING TO TRUST IS THE
ONLY THING - THAT WILL MAKE US HAPPY. As long as we see our
Life subject to the ups and downs of the world experience, true
happiness will be illusive to us. As we learn to trust the
Universe, trust G-d, happiness and all good things are ours.
"Seek ye first the Kingdom and all things
shall be added unto you." All things are added when our
mind is stayed on G-d, on Good, All things. We must "look up"
and rise in consciousness above our past and present experiences
that do not bring us happiness and joy. If
we seek peace and freedom, love and strength, we will only get
these things from that which Is these things - G-d.
Nothing, no thing and nobody can give these to us but our Trust
in the Universe, in G-d. Don't trust what we can see. Don't
trust what we can hear and don't trust what we can taste and
feel - Trust G-d. Create a conviction
within your consciousness that G-d IS EXPRESSING FULLY AND
COMPLETELY IN YOUR LIFE, RIGHT NOW, THIS MOMENT. State
with dominion and authority that I AM IN
THE PRESENCE OF THE PRESENCE -
ALWAYS - AT ALL TIMES -
THIS IS THE TRUTH! As this is the
Truth, we are not subject to loneliness, poverty, illness or
discord in our Life. So, we can reject it for the lie that it
is and claim our Divine Inheritance which IS PEACE, HARMONY,
LOVE, HAPPINESS, JOY, STRENGTH, DOMINION AND AUTHORITY OVER ALL
THINGS THAT CONCERN US!
How do we get to this level of Trust in the
Universe? We fill our Life with a
conviction of Love for G-d and a conviction that G-d Loves us.
If we truly Love G-d, then we will spend time with G-d, in
prayer, in meditation, reading about G-d in spiritual literature
and the Bible. We will not let one morning pass that we do not
recognize G-d in our Life and give time to G-d in contemplation
and prayer. We will never go to sleep without first giving time
to G-d in meditation and prayer. We will thank G-d, praise the
Life that we have been given, each and every day. We will not
"look" at what G-d has already given us, but see all that and
more as already ours and give thanks for it. Faith affirms G-d
As Good. Fear denies G-d, denies the Good that is ours.
As we embody a Trust so complete in our
consciousness of our Invisible Good that Is awaiting our
acceptance, we become an open channel of giving and receiving as
a complete and perfect expression of G-d. Our conviction
that there Is Good for us, to share and to spare, will
demonstrate G-d As our Supply with grace and ease. We, then,
can turn to G-d in quiet confidence and accept every Good thing
we desire, Knowing and Trusting that it is G-d's desire for us
to have it.
LEARNING TO TRUST MAKES
US HAPPY! Being the windshield or the bug makes little
difference as long as we KNOW G-d IS RIGHT WHERE WE ARE!
Keep the Faith!
Henry Lee Bates
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