Sunday, January 20, 2002
To Use It. One
of the great difficulties in the new order of thought is that we are
likely to indulge in too much theory and too little practice. As a
matter of fact, we only know as much as we can prove by actual
demonstration. That which we cannot prove may, or may not, be true
but that which we can prove certainly must be, and is, the truth.
is easy enough to rush about shouting that there are no sick people, but
this will never heal those who appear to be sick. It is easy to
proclaim that there are no needy. Anyone can say this,
whether he be wise or otherwise. If we are to prove such
statements to be facts in our experience, we shall be compelled to do
more than announce a principle, no matter how true it may be.
Chapter 4 "How To Use It" - The Science of Mind by Dr. Ernest
I believe one of the biggest reasons the masses of people do not
embody the Principles of Life taught both by Jesus and Religious
Science, is our refusal to give up our enemies.
I receive so many messages that are filled with fear and a belief in
enemies and a far greater faith in the evil of the world than in God.
Repeatedly I get messages that quote both the New and the Old Testaments
that seek to justify killing our enemies, and validate a belief in an
Armageddon. Jesus stated that he came to
"fulfill" the Law, not to do away with it. This
fulfillment is Love and understanding that this Universe that God has
created is Good and Very Good and as we realize a greater capacity for
Love in our consciousness, the Law of the Old Testament becomes as
unnecessary as an arithmetic book to a student studying advanced
calculus. The student has already gone
beyond that. "When that which Is
Perfect comes, that which is imperfect comes to an end."
Jesus taught a new dispensation, "Love
God and Love your neighbor as yourself," and
these two commandments fulfill the Big 10, as we embody the powerful
healing energy of Love in our mind. Ernest Holmes the Master Mind
of modern day metaphysics made the statement, "Love
points the Way, and Law makes the Way possible."
Not the Law of the Old Testament, but the Law that maintains and
sustains this Universe in Divine Order. Dr. Holmes, like Jesus,
understood "How To Use It,"
and the "how"
must be from a consciousness of Love. Love for both our seeming
enemies and the seeming Good knowing that everything and everyone is
necessary for our spiritual unfold-ment. In other words, It's All
we rid our mind of the power of evil, the fear that someone can be our
enemy, the ideas that limit us, thoughts of poverty and unhappiness, we
can begin to demonstrate a fuller and more prosperous life.
Jesus stated, "resist not evil"
as what we resist will persist because we give it life. Dr. Holmes
identified from the teachings of Jesus, Scientific Prayer, which he
called Spiritual Mind Treatment. Using this method of prayer, we
can begin to rid our mind of our real enemies - our own negative and
limited beliefs and fears. Job declared, "that
which I have feared has come upon me."
Notice he didn't say that which you feared for me? He finally
realized that his misery was of his own making created by the beliefs
and fears that he held in consciousness. Scientific Prayer or
Spiritual Mind Treatment removes this negativity from our consciousness.
Here is an example of "treatment" by Dr. Ernest Holmes:
"I am a center in the Divine Mind, a
point of God-conscious Life, Truth and Action. My affairs are
divinely guided and guarded into right action, into correct results.
Everything I do, say or think, is stimulated by the Truth. There
is power in this word I speak, because it is of the Truth and it is the
Truth. There is perfect and continuous right action in my life and
my affairs. All belief in wrong action is dispelled and made
negative. Right action alone has power and right action is power,
and Power is God.... the Living Spirit Almighty. This Spirit
animates everything that I do, say or think. Ideas come to me
daily and these ideas are divine ideas. They direct me and sustain
me without effort. I am continuously directed. I am
compelled to do the right thing at the right time, to say the right word
at the right time, to follow the right course at all times.
All suggestion of age, poverty, limitation or unhappiness is uprooted
from my mind and cannot gain entrance to my thought. I am happy,
well and filled with perfect life. I live in the Spirit of Truth
and am conscious that the Spirit of Truth lives in me. My word is
the law unto its own manifestation, and will bring to me or cause me to
be brought to its fulfillment. There is no unbelief, no doubt, no
uncertainty. I know and I know that I know. Let every
thought of doubt vanish from my mind that I may know the Truth and the
Truth may make me free." And So It Is.
"Love is free from condemnation, even
as it is free from fear. Love is a cosmic force whose sweep is
irresistible." - Ernest Holmes - The
Science of Mind
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,