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The Way to a Wonderful Life Message for March 29, 2015

          As we understand that all is consciousness it is fairly simple to discern what the consciousness is of not only ourselves, but others as well.  As we take the time to be conscious of the words that we use, especially those we use repeatedly and we listen for the words that others use, especially those that they use repeatedly, we can use this awareness to understand consciousness.  The consciousness of health, wealth, success, love, forgivingness and livingness.  The Master Mind Jesus stated while rejecting religious dietary laws that it is not as important what we put into our mouth as what comes out of it.  For some people the pattern of their thought has created such a hard-wired pattern of negative words that it is difficult for them to be conscious of what they say.  Yet, whether we are conscious or unconscious of the power of our words we still reap the results of what we speak into Mind, Spirit.  And this is why it is important that we attain strength in the use of our thoughts and our words.

        Let's think about these words: 
"Let us see that we use the right attitude of mind in all that we do, filling ourselves with such courage and power of strength that all thought of weakness flees before us.  If any thought of weakness should come, ask this question:  Is life weak?  If life is not weak and if God is not discouraged, then you are not, never were, and never will be.  I should like to see the sickly, discouraged thought that could withstand this attitude of mind.
       No!  Life is strong, and you are strong with the strength of the Infinite; forget all else as you revel in this strength.  You are strong and can say I AM.  You have been laboring under an illusion; now you are disillusioned.  Now you know, and knowing is using the law (sowing and reaping/cause and effect) in a constructive way; "I and my Father (Spirit, Life, Intelligence, Power) are One;" this is strength for the weak, and life for all who believe."
These words above are from the wonderful Ernest Holmes book, "Creative Mind And Success" which he wrote in 1919.  That is almost 100 years ago and these words are just as relevant now as they were then and will be just as relevant 100 years from now for All is Mind, that is Spirit Intelligence.  As we foster strength in our mind we will find that our faith expands and grows measurably.  It is the truth that "faith is the strength of our soul and lost is the one without it."  We must cultivate strength ... strength of our convictions, strengthen our control of our thoughts and our words ... for the Infinite can only correspond to that which is in tune with Its nature.

          Let's draw into our mind some more words from Dr. Holmes that will give us even a greater understanding of the Law of Attraction: "We can all fill ourselves with the drawing power of attraction that it will become irresistible.  Nothing can hinder things from coming to the person who knows that they are dealing with the same Power that creates all from itself, moves all within itself, and yet holds all things in their places.  I am one with the Infinite Mind.  Let this ring through you many times each day until you rise to that height that, looking, sees.
       In order to be sure that we are creating the right kind of mental atmosphere and so attracting what we want, we must at first watch our thinking, lest we create that which we should not like to see manifest.  In other words, we must think only what we wish to experience.  All is mind, and mind casts back at the thinker that only which one thinks.  Nothing ever happens by chance.  Law governs all life, and all people come under that law.  But that law, so far as we are concerned, we ourselves set in motion, and we do this through the power of our thought. 
(Our thoughts about our self and our thoughts about others.)
      Each person is living in a world of their own making, and we should speak only such words and think only such thoughts as we wish to see manifested in our life.  We must not hear, think, speak, read or listen to limitation of any kind.  There is no way under heaven whereby we can think two kinds of thought and get only one result; it is impossible, and the sooner we realize it the sooner we shall arrive.  This does not mean that we must be afraid to think lest we create the wrong image, but it does mean that the way most people think can produce nothing but failure; that is why so few succeed."
It is the rare individual who thinks only the good thought and speaks the positive word 100% of the time.  The great Reverend Ike taught that whenever we become aware of our negative thoughts or words we must instantly reject them and call into our mind the positive thought and the life affirming word.  We must be willing to let go of all past hurts, disappointments, rejections and seeming failures, and position ourselves in mind to allow the transformation of our mind to be focused and concentrated on that which gives us hope, brings us joy and that which speaks to the blessings, the success and the prosperity that we desire to experience.  As we remind ourselves daily, and sometimes multiple times daily, that All is G-d and therefore All is Good then we shall begin to become aware of that more and more good that comes from our mind being clear of negativity.

        Some final words from Ernest Holmes, paraphrased: 
"Begin to blot out, one by one, all false beliefs, all ideas that you are limited or poor or miserable.  Use that wonderful power of choice that God has given to you.  Refuse to think of failure or to doubt your own power.  See only what you wish to experience, and give no attention to anything else.  No matter how many times the old thoughts return, destroy them by knowing that they have no power over you; they do not belong to you, and you must know - and stick to it - that you are now free." 

As we put into practice these ideas that Ernest Holmes has so clearly explained to us, we shall stop the false truths and limitation from being manifest in our experiences and will be disillusioned ... distanced from all the noise and nonsense of the world that has allowed the illusions to rob us of the greater things still that are ours to have, to do and to be.


Keep the faith!
. Henry Bates

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