RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses
for January 16, 2011
intelligence by and through which we perceive that there is a Spiritual
Presence and an Infinite Mind in the Universe, constitutes our
receptivity to It, and decides Its flow through us. We have made a
riddle out of simplicity; therefore, we have not read the sermons
written in stones, nor interpreted the light of love running through
life. ... To return to a sane simplicity is one of the first and most
important things to do. All people receive some light, and this
light is always the same light. There is one nature diffused
throughout all nature; One God incarnated in all peoples.”
- Dr. Ernest Holmes,
The Science of Mind, page 41-42 "Another
parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to
a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it
is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of
the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.”
- Jesus, The Holy Bible, Matthew 13:31-32
week I continue my annual review of the first four introductory chapters
of "The Science of Mind" with an emphasis on the similarities
of these concepts with the philosophy of the Master Mind Jesus.
This is the 3rd of 4 ... if you missed one they are posted in the "Archives".
In these four introductory chapters we shall find a foundation of truth
that will give us a greater realization of our relationship to the
Power, the Presence and the Intelligence of G-d.
does it mean to us to "live by faith"? Most of us
are aware that a "positive faith" is aligned with G-d, the
Good. And we learn in this 3rd introductory chapter of the science
of mind that "Love rules through Law" and so we know that in
order for us to gain the good that we seek to experience, we must
understand both aspects of the Nature of the Universe; Love and Law.
We must reach out in our mind to a greater idea of G-d than what the
world has given us. G-d is not religion and religion doesn't
always give us a relationship with G-d that is based on truth ... the
Radical Jesus revealed that religion gives power to man and separates us
from the very truth that can set us free. Freedom comes through
the realization that both Love and Law are of G-d.
We can read in The Science of Mind (pg. 43);
"Love is the
Divine Giving-ness; Law is the Way. Love is spontaneous; Law is
impersonal. ... As we gain the broader viewpoint, we shall see that Life
must contain two fundamental characteristics. We shall see that
there is an Infinite Spirit, operating through an Infinite and Immutable
Law. In this, Cosmos, and not chaos, finds an eternal existence in
Reality. Love points the way and Law makes the way possible."
Since the Law is
"impersonal" ... we can depend on it, otherwise we could not
... we can also depend on Love and learn to "trust" Its
spontaneity. As we affirm with conviction that we know what we
need to know, or that we have what we need to have, this conviction of
mind, aligned with our faith, draws unto us the very thing we affirm as
true for us. "Life
always becomes to us the particular thing we need when we believe that It
becomes to us that particular thing," Dr. Holmes states in
The Science of Mind. This statement is no different than the
Master Mind Jesus declaring that
"it is the Father's good pleasure to give to
statements require us to have "faith" that this is so and it
is this faith in both Love and Law being of G-d ... that makes it so.
All discord comes
from our lack of understanding the implications of Love and Law; both
demanding that we "think universally" rather than
"personally." What we have faith in must be grounded in
reason and intelligence ... not fear or emotion. This is why we
can read in the scriptures that "with all thy getting, get
understanding" ... and as the Radical Jesus stated,
"you will know the truth" ...
and as we understand
from this philosophy of Jesus and the science of mind, the truth that we
must know is that we are
an Infinite Possibility. It is Goodness, Life, Law and
... Jesus called it
Father, or First Cause ...
Itself through us, It becomes more fully conscious of Its own being.
Therefore, It must express through us."
relationship with G-d, Life ... is one of unity not separation. But, we
must be "conscious" of It as it passes through our
consciousness, just as we must be conscious of the good that we desire
to experience. It is the purpose of spiritual treatment to be
"conscious" ... specific and definite, in order to align our
mind with the Power, Presence and Intelligence of the Spirit in order to
experience the good we desire. Jesus stated this as:
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye
shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:"
In other words, be
specific, be definite, and be conscious that we are "unifying"
our consciousness with G-d Consciousness.
Dr. Holmes writes in
the Science of Mind: "The
mind must conceive before the Creative Energy can produce; we must
supply the avenue through which It can work. It is ready and
willing. It is Its nature to spring into being through our thought
And this is why so
many of us fail to realize our hopes, dreams and desires ... we want to
figure what is wrong rather than let our mind conceive the good that we
desire. To attempt to figure out what is wrong or what
"caused" something negative to happen, or what is
"causing" inaction ... is to continue to "resist our
good." To resist our good is to fight and what we fight will
ignite ... and consume our hopes, our dreams and our desires. This
will not produce the results that we want to experience.
In these first three introductory chapters of
The Science of Mind, along with the philosophy of the Master Mind Jesus,
we have learned what the Principle is, that is; "The Thing
Itself" ... and we have learned "How It Works" and now in
this lesson we know "What It Does" and in our next lesson we
will learn "How To Use It" ... in the way Dr. Holmes
discovered from the philosophy of the Radical Jesus.
It is the "how-to-move-through whatever it is
that we desire to move through ... as we move ever closer in
consciousness to the specific Good we choose to experience.