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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses (January 9, 2005)         

       From Dr. Ernest Holmes -  The Science of Mind is not a special revelation of any individual; it is, rather, the culmination of all revelations.  We take the good wherever we find it, making it our own in so far as we understand it.  The realization that Good is Universal, and that as much good as any individual is able to incorporate in his life is his to use, is what constitutes the Science of Mind and Spirit.

        THE SEED OF PERFECTION IS HIDDEN WITHIN

        This Original Life is Infinite.  It is good.  It is filled with peace. It is of the essence of purity.  It is the ultimate of intelligence.  It is power.  It is Law.  It is Life.  It is in us.  In that inner sanctuary of our own nature, hidden perhaps from objective gaze, "nestles the seed, perfection."

         In our ignorance of the truth, we have misused the highest power we possess.  And so great is this power - so complete is our freedom in it, so absolute the domain of law through it - that the misuse of this power has brought upon us the very conditions from which we suffer.  We are bound because we are first free; the power which appears to bind us is the only power in the universe which can free us.  This is why Jesus summed up His whole philosophy in this simple statement:  "It is done unto you as you believe."  The Great Teacher looked so deeply into Nature, that She revealed Her fundamental simplicity to Him.  That "believe" and that "as" symbolize heaven and hell.  And so we suffer, not because suffering is imposed upon us, but because we are ignorant of our true nature.

        
SPIRIT (GOD) WORKS FOR US BY WORKING THROUGH US

        The Thing, then, works for us by working through us and is us, always.  It cannot work for us in any other way.  It spreads Itself over the whole universe and shouts at us from every angle, but It can become power to us ONLY WHEN WE RECOGNIZE IT AS POWER.

         We cannot recognize that It is, while we are believing that It is not.  Hence, it is written:  "they ... entered not in because of unbelief." (Heb. 4:6)  We may enter in because of our belief, but we cannot enter while there is unbelief.  Here we come to a house divided against itself.  It we say we can only experience a little good, then we shall experience but a little good.  But, if we say, with Emerson, "There is no great and no small to the soul that maketh all," then we may experience a greater good because we have conceived of it.

          Therefore, our belief sets the limit to our demonstration of a Principle which, of Itself, is without limit.  It is ready to fill everything, because It is Infinite.  So, it is not a question of Its willingness, nor of Its ability.  It is entirely a question of our own receptivity. - The Science of Mind

           As we go back to the statement of Truth from the Master Mind Jesus,
"all that the Father hath is mine," we can understand that we can have AS MUCH AS WE CAN BELIEVE ... in other words, our belief in this statement becomes our acceptance of a greater measure of Good in our experiences.  But we must become aware of the infinite Good that is available.

         A few years ago, I was acquainted with a young man who received a very expensive Hugo Boss suit as a present.  It was the best suit he had ever owned and along with the suit he received two Giorgio Armani ties and two Armani shirts to wear with the suits.  This was probably the largest single purchase he had ever made in a clothing store.  After a few days when the suit had been tailored, he went to pick it up at the store.  The clerk gave him the suit on a cheap hanger with a clear, thin plastic cover over it.  After he told me about this, I asked him why he didn't ask the clerk for a nice garment bag that was more appropriate for the suit purchased.  He said he wasn't aware that he could make such a request.  And this is the case for most of us ... we don't ask ... so we don't get ... as our mind has not been expanded to embody the greater amount of Good available to us.
     
        We must permeate our consciousness with the fundamental proposition that Good is without bounds.  God is Infinite Presence ... there is no point in the Universe where God ends and evil lives ... this is a fear-based concept that we must release.  Dr. O. C. Smith stated, "fear is the child of an undeveloped consciousness."  This is the Truth ... we fear that there is not going to be enough ... we fear that something is too good to be true ... and we fear that we will lose what we have ... and fear is the antithesis of faith ... fear is in truth ... the only evil we will ever face.  Knowing that God only works through us ... we must also accept that God does not work through fear ... fear denies God ... and denies that our Good is available.  The Radical Jesus gave us the Truth:  "It is the Father's Good pleasure, to give you the kingdom."  It is up to us to accept how expansive, how grand, and how wonderfully marvelous this kingdom is to be
... perfection within ... perfection without - that's The Way It Works.

And So It Is!  

Maximum Love
,
Rev. Hank Bates
                        

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