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Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates 
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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses for February 14, 2010 

                   "People work so hard to bring health to their bodies; to bring prosperity, to bring happiness, to bring success into their lives; to bring artistic or literary gifts or talents within their grasp, to bring great new ideas from the outside; and, of course, they continually fail, because we cannot "bring" a single one of these things from the without to the within.  The actual development is just the very reverse - they have to be released from the within that they may appear on the without.  In short, we have not to build on from the outside; our task, as Browning says, is "to set free the imprisoned splendor."  Emmet Fox, Your Heart's Desire

      The United States, Sweden, Australia, Canada and the UK are experiencing divorce rates exceeding 40% of all first marriages.  Japan has seen the rate of divorce at 27% increase steadily for years.  This means that there are great numbers of men and women who are seeking new relationships after already being in at least one.  So, let us look at this from the perspective of the science of mind and the teachings of the Master Mind Jesus.  And, this can also be very useful for those who are seeking their first marriage or relationship.

        We learn in the science of mind that everything is an expansion of that which came before it, and so we know that we want to expand on the good that we have an awareness of.  Love within us is always seeking to express Itself through us.  As we know, if we continue to do what we have always done, we can only experience what we have experienced before.  Let's not deny the Spirit in our self or in anyone by seeking to blame or shame, for these are not of the Spirit and negate our progress towards a greater life experience.  

     Today calls for a new way, a more conscious awareness of our ability to choose.  We begin to do this simply by taking the time to contemplate the ideals that we hold as important in a relationship, that is qualities that we have an awareness of; i.e. open communication, honesty, loyalty, fidelity, mutual support, etc.  And, we don't want to just make a list of these, but we want to be clear in our mind what they mean to us.  After we complete this mental exercise, then we want to ask ourselves if we embody these same ideals within our own consciousness.  Are they firmly established not only as something we desire, but also as something that is appealing to us.  The measure of "appeal" to us is very important as this will determine the measure that we will out-picture this in our relationships ... that is "release from within."

     There is a spiritual truth that we should always keep in mind when we contemplate relationships, and that is, "we don't get what we want, we get what we are."  In other words, we can only get that which we have to give.  And we must be clear about this.  So many people look outside of themselves at the people in their relationships and "settle" for character traits and qualities in people hoping that they will "change" ... but, the only change that will ever take place for us is the change we make in our very own consciousness.  When we "settle" we are sending a message to our inner mind that we no longer believe we can have that which we desire to experience.  

     In the book, "Rev Ike's Secrets," we can read:  "God-in-you has given you the power of fascination to use to be, do, and have all the good you desire.  It is up to you to determine how you will use it. ... Now this may sound strange, but it's true.  There is power in fascination.  It has power because whatever you're fascinated with, you become.  You automatically draw that which you are fascinated with unto you. - Be it good or evil, whatever you are fascinated with will come into your experience."

     As we consciously become fascinated with the idea of marriage or relationship, our mind will open up to new images and ideas of what this can mean for us.  We will become aware of magazine and newspaper articles about marriage.  We may even find that we "Google" words that are related to marriage, weddings, etc.  None of this takes much effort because when we are fascinated by something we are guided to know all that we need to know.  But, let us become fascinated also with the ideals that we desire to share and accept within our marriage or relationship, as these too, once accepted into our consciousness, will find their way in our experience.

     From the ancient wisdom we can read:  "Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life." (Proverbs 4:23)  As we contemplate our next marriage or relationship, let us become fascinated with the possibility that every relationship we have had; family, friends, former lovers, former spouses ... have helped us define the "ideals" that have developed in our consciousness.  From some, we have learned what doesn't work for us, and from some, we found what is appealing to us.  In the science of mind we know that everything works to our Good, even though some experiences certainly challenge us, they will work to our Good nonetheless ... if we let them.

     Now, I realize that some people will think ... all of this thinking, making lists of ideals, contemplating, being fascinated, etc. diminishes "romance" ... and perhaps some will think this is all nonsense.  Yet, look at the rate of divorce for first marriages ... these rates double and triple for 2nd, 3rd, and more marriages.  

     The Master Mind Jesus taught, "as you sow, so shall you reap."  This sowing and reaping takes place in our very own consciousness, we cannot reap what we do not sow.  We can control conditions through the power of our mind, Dr. Holmes wrote, but first we must use the power of our mind to choose intelligently the conditions we want to experience.  Marriages and relationships filled with love, joy and happiness reflect a "marriage of minds" ... as within, so without.  We don't get what we want, we get what we are within ... and in this understanding, we can have the faith to love again ... and to love again ... and even again, if necessary.


AND SO IT IS!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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