RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses
for January 23, 2011
has been proved that by thinking correctly and by a conscious mental use
of the law of Mind, we can cause It to do definite things for us,
through us. By conscious thinking, we give conscious direction to
It, and It, consciously or unconsciously, responds to our advance along
the line of our conscious, or subjective, direction. ... It must and
will respond to everyone because It is Law and law is no respecter of
persons. We are surrounded by an intelligent force and substance,
from which all things come - the ultimate Essence, in the invisible and
subjective world, of all visible and objective forms and conditions.
It is around us in its original state, ready and willing to take form
through the impulse of our creative belief. It works for us by
us. This law we did not create; this law we cannot change.
We can use It correctly only as we understand and use It according to
Its nature.” - Dr. Ernest
Holmes, The Science of Mind, page 52
again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like
leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the
whole was leavened.”
- Jesus, The Holy Bible, Luke 13:20-21
week is the final lesson from the annual review of the first four
introductory chapters of "The Science of Mind." This is
the 4th of 4 ... if you missed one they are posted in the "Archives"
and also the YouTube.com
web site. In this chapter we look deeper into the Principle of
Life that Dr. Holmes gleaned from the words of the Radical Jesus and
learn how to "use" the power that dwells within us.
In the first paragraph of this
chapter, Dr. Holmes, cautions us that we must practice the truth that we
know, that is, we must "consciously make use" of the spiritual
practices that we have come to know and understand. In the
scriptures we can read, "pray without
ceasing" and in this we know that we are to be
"conscious" of the thoughts that we dwell on, the ideas that
we accept as true, and the beliefs that we hold as the truth. Now,
I am not implying here that we should be seek to be perfect ... but,
instead, seek to " perfect" that which concerns us ... we
shall find that we always have the ability to correct our mistakes and
harmonize them to the good.
Dr. Holmes makes note of Psalms 19:7, "The
law of the Lord is perfect" ... and in this we know that
when we align our thoughts with G-d, with the Good, then all things that
concern us will be "perfected" ... perhaps not spontaneously,
but always in the right and perfect time. The Law of Good cannot
be obstructed. Even when all appearances give evidence that good
is absent, the un-seen Good will prevail if we persist in recognizing
this as so. Our good is always available, but we must have
knowledge of the Ultimate Reality, and recognize that there is no
lack or limitations imposed upon us. And we must have faith that
this is so for us personally.
"Heaven and earth
shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away," declared
the Master Mind Jesus. He was not talking about a heaven in the
sky or the planet earth, but our old beliefs about things spiritual and
material ... our old beliefs about our relationship with G-d and our old
beliefs about our relationship with the world in which we live. We
must give up all beliefs that contradict the Omnipotence and
Omnipresence of G-d. As we register in our mind that there is
nothing to oppose our good, nothing that can diminish it or take it from
us, we must recognize that the reason for this is that we are sustained
by the Law of G-d ... that is, the Law of Good and Good only.
We establish and embody spiritual principles
through knowledge and practice. An article in the New York Times
(Jan. 20, 2011) referenced a research paper published in the Journal
Science, stating that we should stop studying and take a test ... that
is "answer questions" related to what we study or read.
The research states that by doing this we retain much more of the
knowledge that we gain from our studies or from what we are reading.
Dr. Holmes understood this and this is why Science of Mind classes
are of great benefit to those who take them. In this 4th
Introductory Chapter of the Science of Mind we learn about affirmations
and spiritual treatment. These are powerful spiritual practices
when the individual who practices them has a foundation of spiritual
principles and knowledge ... and this foundation is strengthened by
consistently taking classes that require us to question what we know and
to daily use the spiritual practices that we gain knowledge of.
It is not enough for us to say that "G-d
is all and all is good" unless we understand the powerful
truth that these simple words affirm. What we "know" of
the truth, is our knowledge of the truth that we have experienced.
We must understand that G-d is the only Power, the only Intelligence,
and the only Presence. The Master Mind Jesus understood this as
well as Buddha, Krishna and all the great mystics. Let us
understand these words from the Book of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 23:23-24) in
the ancient scriptures: "Am
I a God at hand, saith the Lord and not a God afar off? Can any hide
himself in secret places that I shall not see him? Saith the Lord. Do
not I fill heaven and earth? Saith the Lord." Having knowledge of these words of truth,
the Master Mind Jesus clearly directed us to give our attention to G-d;
G-d within our mind. "Don't call me
good," he said, "only the Father
is good" ... and "it is the
Father that doeth the work," and so we must "let"
the Father, that is the Spirit, work through our consciousness and
through our thoughts, beliefs and words in the same way that Jesus,
Buddha and Krishna did. And to do this, we must take what we
"know" to a deeper level than the intellect ... and we do this
with the practice of affirmative prayer.
Most people do not realize that the Master Mind
Jesus only taught his philosophy for about three years beginning at age
30. Scholars will tell us that this is because he spent the
greater part of his earlier years studying the theologies and
philosophies of not only Judaism, of which there were different sects
and philosophies, but other theologies and philosophies as well.
What he taught, he simplified so that even children could understand the
core concepts of his philosophy and beliefs. But, probably the
most important aspect of his approach to our relationship with G-d and
the Law of G-d, is he put into practice those things that were absolute
by affirming and recognizing mentally, always, that there is only One
Power, One Intelligence ... and It responds to us for it is Its nature
to do so. "It is done unto you as you
believe" ... is the response of the Infinite to the
individual throughout the ages ... it is recognized as the Law of Mind.
And so we must examine our beliefs and consciously
become aware if they can be responded to intelligently ... and we must
be committed to the demonstration of the Good that we desire to
experience. We must know as the Radical
Jesus did that "it is the unity of Love and Law that does the
work" and not allow ourselves to get caught up in our human
reasoning, but speak our word with authority knowing that it is Divine
Love working through our consciousness to do Its perfect work for us,