week, I am continuing with "wealth-building" ideas to insure
that each person who seeks to demonstrate greater prosperity (money),
will have the opportunity to find the way that works for them to do just
that. In both the philosophy of the Master Mind Jesus and the
evolutionary science of mind, we find ways in which to realize greater
success and financial prosperity ... and these ways work for all of us
in the very same way ... they are universal principles available to all
24`Some men were
standing there. He said to them, "Take the money from him. Give it
to the man who has ten times as much." 25They
said, "Sir, he has ten times as much already!" 26The
ruler said, "I tell you. Anyone who has some will get more. But he
who does not have anything, even the little that he has will be taken
away from him."
- from "Parable
of the Talents" Luke 19:12-28 (Worldwide English (New
is no wonder that many Christians continue to be confused about the
Master Mind Jesus' teachings on wealth, as we can find contradictions
even within the Gospels that show even those who were closest to him,
were confused as well. These contradictions are not on purpose but
are based on consciousness. We can only understand anything to the
level of our awareness about it, no matter what it may be. If I
were to attend a speaking presentation on calculus, I am sure I would
come away from that presentation with a very different level of
understanding than someone who has mastered calculus. And this is
the truth about those who followed the radical Jesus and then either
told someone or wrote about what they had heard him say ... each were
writing or telling about his philosophy to the level of their own,
unique understanding. But, the essence of what they were talking
or writing about, is the pearl of great price that every spiritual
seeker is attracted to.
The radical Jesus knew that if we were to seek
wealth or riches in order to feel secure or at peace with life, then we
would never realize the security or peace that we desired. We
must seek first the "Kingdom of G-d"
he said, and then
"all things will be added unto you"
... and prior to this statement he said as written in Matthew 6:30
if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow
is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little
Are these the words of someone who believes that we should live in
financial struggle and lack? Of course not. The radical
Jesus did not live a life of poverty or lack because he knew and
demonstrated that we can always be provided for, just as he was provided
for. But, we must realize within our consciousness the Presence of
our Good ... not our lack. In "The Science of Mind"
pages 280-283, Dr. Holmes writes: "Why
is it that Jesus could say to the paralyzed man, "Take up thy bed
and walk"? Because Jesus knew when he said this that
the man would get up and walk. He not only believed that
there was Something to respond to him but he had an equivalent of its
response, which is just as necessary. ... The Law is Infinite and
Perfect but in order to make a demonstration, we must have a mental
equivalent of the thing we desire."
Whatever it is that we desire to experience, we must have it in our
What you desire with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your
soul, you will become - if you believe it and commit your thoughts and
energies to its attainment. If you are not becoming it, then there
must be something within you that does not want it as much as you think
you do, or maybe you want it, but negate the manifestation by believing
that it is impossible for you to attain."
Dr. Frank Richelieu, "The Art Of Being Yourself"
our mind is in tune with the Infinite, that is with the faith and belief
that what we seek, is already ours, then we shall find our relationship
with G-d will never disappoint us. If, on the other hand, we are
looking for something outside of us; person, place, or thing, to
validate our faith, then we do not yet have the mental equivalent of the
thing that we want to experience. The mental equivalent is the
realization of it ... sustained by our faith. When we have the
mental equivalent of the thing, we are using truth; the truth is
Absolute, dependable, unchangeable ... all else is subject to change.
Truth and G-d are never difficult or distant, both are as close to us as
our consciousness ... but it is up to us to accept this ... it is up to
us to choose what is the truth for us and about us.
The things of the physical are for our use
... they are not for us to depend on ... or to increase our self-esteem,
our feeling of importance, or our feeling of peace and security ...
these things must come from within us ... from within our knowing that
we are part of G-d; in G-d and of G-d. As Dr. Frank Richelieu
writes, if we are not having the life experience we want, then there is
something within us that is negating it. We may not ever know what
this is. It may be the influence of confusing religious
instruction, past experiences, and even family influences. I
can absolutely declare with certainty, that as we make a commitment to
attain success, wealth or whatever it is that we desire to experience,
and make the attainment of it the truth in our mind ... then we can
depend on G-d, Absolute Principle, Intelligence and Power, to open the
way for us to receive in the physical what we hold as truth in
consciousness ... this is the truth for everyone, everywhere ... for to
everyone who has, more will be given ... the radical Jesus believed
this, declared it as truth, and so do I.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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