Sunday, February 3, 2002
Ernest Holmes, Founder of Religious Science and author of the
"Science of Mind," cautioned the
readers of his books, ministers and practitioners, to not allow
themselves to see Law as something cold and unfeeling. He stated "Love
points the Way, and Law makes the Way possible."
Dr. Holmes understood that without Love, whatever we demonstrate has but
temporary satisfaction. The Master
Mind, Jesus, had the same understanding.
It was John, the Disciple that symbolizes
Love, that scripture tells us was the
"Disciple that Jesus loved."
Dr. Holmes, like Jesus, knew that the only
thing that can remove fear in our life experiences, is Love.
Without Love we may make the demonstration but we will live in fear of
loss. Even if we do not lose what we have demonstrated, it will
not bring us any real sense of increased value to our life. In
other words, our joy in manifesting what it is, will fade quickly.
Everybody needs John in their life.
Someone or something that symbolizes Love. We reach the Christ
Presence Within through our Heart and Soul. This movement towards
our Sacred Center is the activity of Love. The evidence is very
clear when Love is missing. When Love is missing in our
businesses, in our relationships, our families, and even in our
churches, there is a diminished value realized. Our businesses
fail or struggle. Our relationships end or are filled with
discontent and discord. Our families become separated and distant
to each other. Our churches lose membership and struggle with
money. Love cannot be denied. It is Powerful and very
necessary in all things. Those without Love cannot prosper a
business, find peace and joy in relationships, have family unity, or in
the case of churches, cannot sustain and grow their membership.
The Law (Creative Medium of Spirit), cannot thrive
without Love. Whatever we undertake must be motivated by
our Heart and Soul. Not only ours, but the people we surround
ourselves with. In "Love and Law,"
a book of transcripts of Dr. Holmes' classes, he states that we are
dealing with both a positive and negative force.
If we put our Heart and Soul into the things that concern us, but
surround ourselves with negative people, the stronger or more dominant
consciousness will prevail. In
the book, "Collected Essays of Robert
Bitzer," Dr. Bitzer cautions students
to be careful where they go and who they associate with. He knew,
like Dr. Holmes, that our consciousness is receptive to the drama and
the discord in the minds and actions of others. Even though on a
conscious level we are not aware of this receptivity, the more powerful
consciousness will prevail in demonstrating its likeness.
Negative energy, like fear, is the antithesis of Faith, Hope and Love.
Fear destroys. Love creates. But, fear and Love together
either in business, relationships, families or churches, creates
failure. We must be as willing to let
go of people in our lives as we are willing to let go of past negative
experiences, resentments and bitterness.
If we don't, we must share in their negative demonstrations. Jesus
stated his family were those who listened to the Truth and lived
accordingly. He knew that companioning with those who denied Truth
(Love) would end in disaster.
Our Heart and Soul activate the Spirit of
Love. As Love is activated into Law (Creative Medium of Spirit)
every Good thing we can imagine can be realized and experienced.
But, we have to "pay first" as the Radical Rabbi explained.
We must give up those ideas, concepts, beliefs, and yes, even people,
that suppress or deny the activity of Love. Those without Love are
merely noisy gongs or clanging cymbals. They are not the Disciple
John that we must have in our life. When the perfect comes, the
imperfect must go away ... it is Law .... it is Love ..... it is the
activity of the Heart and Soul.
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,