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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses for January 23, 2011 

         "It 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 flowing through 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
 
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And 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

    
This 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, through us.


AND SO IT IS!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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