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Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates 
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                   This I repeat every new year: "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." 
                  "The practice of the Science of Mind calls for a positive understanding of the Spirit of Truth; a willingness to let this inner Spirit guide us, with the conscious knowledge that "The Law of the Lord is perfect." (Psalms 19:7)  And we must believe this to be a fact.  In so far as our thought is in accord with this perfect Law, it will accomplish and nothing can hinder it.  "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." (Matthew 24:35) said the beautiful Jesus, as he strove to teach his disciples the immutability of the Law of Righteousness (right-thinking)." 
Dr. Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, Introductory Chapter 4

      When we use our thoughts to think towards something definitely and for specific purposes, we align our mind with the Law of Intelligence that rules the Universe, and It responds accordingly.  But, it is up to us to direct our thoughts and develop our consciousness to the level of awareness that takes us from wishful thinking to self-mastery of our thoughts and the ideas that they reflect.  It is always best to use our faith in the most simple and direct way possible for us.  Simply said, we should ask ourselves "what do I want?" and "do I believe I can have it?" ... and we must be willing to direct or convince our mind through a positive faith, that we can through this use of the Law of Mind.

     "When that which is perfect comes, that which is imperfect comes to an end" ... we can read in the ancient scripture, and so we must not let the "process" discourage us or distract us from what we know is the truth unfolding into our experience.  We must take the time daily to meditate, sit in the silence of our mind, and also to pray affirmatively and with gratitude, that the Law is unfolding that which is perfect and keep our mind from dwelling on the imperfect which may be presenting itself.  

     "Learning to trust will make us happy,"
we can read in the science of mind.  We must trust in the process and maintain confidence in knowing that we each receive what we can accept for ourselves at any given time ... but, we are ever-expanding our level of acceptance as we continue to use our spiritual practices to open our mind to a greater level of awareness and achievement.  We develop our consciousness of acceptance by consciously convincing ourselves that we "do have" the thing desired, and when the subjective or subconscious is in agreement with the conscious mind, we make the demonstration.  Now, Dr. Holmes revealed the practice of spiritual mind treatment in an era before cable television and the Internet.  We now have so much information coming to us each day that contradicts the Power within us, that we must shut some of it out in order to reach the point of conviction in our mind.  This is what the Master Mind Jesus was referring to when he stated; "be in the world, but not of the world."  If we allow our minds to be filled with thoughts and ideas of disease, wars, acrimony, divisiveness, competition, blame and shame ... our mind cannot be clearly directed to the good that we seek to experience.  The more "not of this world"  that we can effect in our consciousness, the more dynamic and powerful will be our spiritual treatments.  Keep in mind, that worry and doubt in the subjective mind can distract us from powerful thinking.  We can clear our subjective mind of worry and doubt by daily sitting in the silence of our mind being receptive to the Divine influx of harmony, peace and joy.

     When we think we know it, oftentimes we blow it, because we have not taken into consideration that our prayers and spiritual treatments cannot be mechanical ... they must be filled with feeling; expectation, hope, conviction ... in order to do their perfect work.  As the Master Mind Jesus discovered:  "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." ... in other words, we must re-discover our "child-like faith."  I believe this is why Jesus called G-d, "Father" ... not because he believed in the "Big-Guy-In-The-Sky-God" ... but, it was a way of positing his mind into a "child-like faith."  In our prayers, we must be expectant and positively affirm our good, just as a child would expect its father to give it the good that he/she needs or desires.  This is the simplicity of spiritual affirmative prayer.

     From the Gospel of Luke, "... and to whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required."  Dr. Holmes writes in the science of mind that we should be receptive to the will of the universe and expect results and should be willing to give up anything and everything that would hinder the demonstration of the good that we seek.  As Dr. Holmes states so clearly, "perfect belief is the beginning and the end of all good mental work."  As a practical example, if we want to be rich, we must stop seeing "other people" as rich and begin to get an image and a feeling of being rich.  We must give up our small-ness, for the greater.

     And some final words from Dr. Holmes:  "True thought deals directly with First Cause; and this Science is the study of First Cause, Spirit, or the Truth, that Invisible Essence, that Ultimate Stuff and Intelligence from which everything comes - the Power back of creation - The Thing Itself."


AND SO IT IS!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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