are in a new year but for many people there is still a lot of
unfinished business from the past year; goals still not met, desires
unfulfilled and dreams still not realized. Knowing that we can
only move forward from where we are it is good to make note of these
things mentally. And for some people the hopes and dreams of
yesterday are no longer desirable and we should finish with them in
our mind by stating that this is so. If we have lost a sense of
expectancy then it is time to make a new list, set a new goal,
contemplate a new desire and plan to manifest a new dream. But
first we must remind ourselves that in order to generate the level of
faith and expectancy to demonstrate that which we choose to have, to
do or to be, we must recognize and identify with the Power that makes
all things possible.
The mystical Christian D.
Larson in his book "In Tune With The Infinite" provides for
us, with clarity, the way in which to draw more of the Intelligence,
Power and Spirit of the Infinite into our own heart, mind and
soul. This is from his book: "There
is a mystic force that transcends the powers of the intellect and
likewise of the body. There are certain faculties that we have that
are not a part of the active, thinking mind; they transcend any
possible activities of the active, thinking mind. Through them we have
intuitions, impulses, leadings, that instead of being merely the
occasional, should be the normal and habitual.
would be if we understood better the laws that pertain to them and
observed them; for here, as in connection with everything in the
universe and everything in human life, all is governed by law ... the
Elemental law of cause and effect. Supreme Intelligence, Creative
Power, works only through law. There is an inner spirit or guide that
rules and regulates the life when the life is brought into that state
or condition whereby it can make itself known, and in turn dominate
Master of the laws of life, and supreme revealer of them to mankind,
had a full and practical knowledge of it. He not only abundantly
demonstrated it in His own life; but He made clear the way whereby it
may become the common possession of other lives. Do not worry about
your life, was the Master's clear-cut and repeated command. He not
only gave the injunction or command, but He demonstrated the method
whereby the fears and forebodings and uncertainties of life can be
displaced by a force or a power that will bring them to an end.
was embodied in His other injunction or command that He gave utterance
to so repeatedly: 'Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His
righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.' And by all
these things, He meant, all of the common needs and necessities of the
without question that our desires come to our awareness through a
myriad of means. As we recognize that all desires for material
things are simply "symbols" then we realize that perhaps we
may not receive the new car or the new home or the new job but as we
keep the faith then we will realize that something greater that these
things symbolize. The Master Mind Jesus' instruction to
"seek ye first the Kingdom of God" is to go deep within our
mind, heart and soul to recognize what these "things"
symbolize and realize that they symbolize something new, something
greater, something more than we have experienced before, but not
always the thing that our human mind has conceived them to be.
If there is any argument in our mind or lack of trust in the
Intelligence that is at work in us and throughout the universe in
which we live, then we have not developed the mental equivalent of
accepting our greater good.
And so we begin to
realize a greater potential within our inner-self, our own
personalized Hidden Power within. These words from Christian D.
Larson take on a more important meaning for us: "The
higher forces and powers of the inner life, those of the mind and
spirit, always potential within, become of actual value only as they
are recognized, realized, and used. The Master Mind Jesus' Way of the
Spirit, the finding of the Kingdom within, leads in to no blind alley.
It leads out and triumphantly out on to the great plain of clear
vision, of un-self-centered activity, of heroic endeavor and
If we would spend a
fraction of the time that we spend in needless anxiety in definite
constructive thought, in 'silent demand', visualizing the conditions
that we would have, with faith in their fulfillment, we would soon
know that the Master Mind Jesus' illustration of the care-free bird is
fact and not fancy. It is, He said, what life should be.
little time spent in the quiet each day, alone with one's God, that we
may make and keep our connection with the Infinite Source "our
source and our life" will be a boon to any life. It will prove,
if we are faithful, to be the most priceless possession that we have."
thoughts make us what we are here and hereafter and so we must
condition our mind to think the thoughts of faith, the thoughts of
accomplishment, the thoughts of realizing the Hidden Power within that
fills our thoughts of faith with power and our thoughts of
accomplishment with satisfaction. The Intelligence that clothed
our spirit in human form and gifted us with this life is always with
us but never interferes with us nor intervenes for us for G-d has
already imparted within each of us all the power, intelligence and
presence of mind necessary to realize all that is required for us to
enjoy every day of this thing called life.
SO IT IS!
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