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The Way to a Wonderful Life Message for June 7, 2015

           "NEVER let go of the mental image (of what you want) until it becomes manifested. Daily bring up the clear picture of what is wanted and impress it on the mind as an accomplished fact. This impressing on our minds the thought of what wish to realize will cause our own minds to impress the same thought on Universal Mind. In this way we shall be praying without ceasing. We do not have to hold continually the thought of something we want in order to get it, but the thought that we may inwardly become the thing we want. Fifteen minutes, twice a day, is time enough to spend in order to demonstrate anything, but the rest of the time ought also to be spent constructively. That is, we must stop all negative thinking and give over all wrong thought, holding fast to the realization that it is now done unto us. We must know that we are dealing with the only power there is in the Universe; that there is none other beside it, and that we are partaking of its nature and its laws. Always, behind the word that we send forth, must be the calm confidence in our ability to speak into the power, and the willingness of Mind (Spirit) to execute for us. We must gradually grow in confidence and in trust in the unseen world of spiritual activity. This is not hard, if we remember that the Spirit makes things out of Itself by simply becoming the thing that it makes, and since there is no other power to oppose it, it will always work. The Spirit will never fail us if we never fail to believe in its goodness and its responsiveness.
           Life will become one grand song, when we realize that since God is for us, none can be against us. We shall cease merely to exist; we shall live." - Ernest Holmes, Creative Mind and Success

            As we come to the realization that we must identify personally with Spirit, we shall find ourselves with a greater confidence in our faith to recognize that we live in an abundant universe both seen and unseen.  It is the unseen that holds for most of us that greater thing still that we desire to experience.  This is why the Master Mind Jesus directed us to cultivate faith; faith in our ability to realize that G-d responds to us by corresponding to that which we have convinced ourselves is true for us.  It is the Intelligence attribute of the Spirit that so many people fail to consider when they pray, affirm, visualize or contemplate for themselves the good that they desire.  Intelligence is universal and always seeking to expand the good in all things and for everyone.  Yet, Intelligence is personal to each of us just as the Power and Spirit of G-d is personal to each of us.  When our prayers are devoid of intelligence seeking that which is not ours or that which is selfish or that which diminishes our good, Intelligence has no correspondent to these things.

Let's look at this scripture passage in the Light of Intelligence:  John 3:16 " For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  Immediately we can see a contradiction to Intelligence.  "Our Father" as Jesus began the "Lord's Prayer" could not have a "one and only Son" ... and so we see that someone who copied this into the Holy scriptures made a mistake; either adding or deleting a word or just didn't get it at all!  What we do know is that in the Aramaic language of Jesus, the word "son" meant "a part of" ...  which is why Jesus could say, "Do you not believe that I am in my Father and my Father in me?" ... and he meant this not just for him but for everyone ... "me" is synonymous with the infinite "I" of G-d within everyone.  Why?  Because it is Intelligence that makes it possible and Intelligence is always universal.  And so in these few words we find that we are a part of G-d ... G-d is personal to us and we are personal to G-d ... and therefore the good that we desire is personal to us as well.  And our part of creation is to choose  ... by choosing we "cause" G-d, through Love and Law to create through us, for us.  But, we must instill within the deepest recesses of our mind that this is so ... that it is the Truth for us.  We must make it personal to us.

"We are wrapped in Infinite Love and Intelligence and we should cover ourselves with it and claim its protection from all evil. Declare that your word is the presence and the activity of the Power of all that is and wait for the perfect concept to unfold." In these words from the mystical Ernest Holmes we realize that this Power, Intelligence and Spirit that we call G-d, is always responding to us by corresponding to that which we, through faith, give direction to.  G-d doesn't choose for us ... nor does G-d reward us or punish us ... G-d "corresponds" ... and we must choose through our thoughts, the images in our mind, and that which we believe to be true, those things that "cause" the good to become a part of our life experience.

         The key to all of this is to reject all things that cause us to believe in the power of evil ... that is, those things that diminish life for ourselves and for everyone.  It is the evil mind that separates life from G-d and chooses to destroy or diminish that which causes us to live.  G-d is a part of, not apart from, all living beings and things.  This was the teaching of Jesus and all the true mystics throughout history.  G-d Is personal and we are personal to G-d.


Keep the faith!
. Henry Bates

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