we move in our mind from a god of religion to the Omnipresent,
Omnipotent, Omniscient Spirit of G-d, many of us will find ourselves
ignoring much of what is written from a religious viewpoint.
But this isn't always beneficial for us. There is great wisdom
to be found in many of the writings of religion; the New Testament
of the Holy Bible being but one example. When we read the
Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we realize the New Testament
becomes primarily a religious document starting with the Gospel of
John as this is the first book to claim Jesus as a "deity"
rather than a man with a message for humanity. But, in the
following books of the New Testament we also find the science of the
Spirit in statements of truth like "in
Him we live and move and have our being" ... this Him,
being the Spirit. This statement taken from the Book of Acts,
didn't originate with the Apostle Paul at all, but was originated
from a Greek poet. Yet, it is a foundation statement of the
Christian faith and some will go even further in the error of
believing that it is referring to Jesus Christ. In fact, it is
a statement of Christ Spirit devoid of the man Jesus. Most
importantly, it is a statement of truth and if we condition our mind
to accept it, we shall experience greater peace of mind and then
realize as the poet did "that He is
closer to us than breathing, nearer than hands and feet."
No more looking to a god outside of us or faraway in the heavens,
but the true Spirit of G-d that is Intelligence, Power and Life
Itself. By using this quote from the Greek poet, the Apostle
Paul contradicted much of what he was teaching, but the power of
truth was revealed through him nonetheless for the masses of
the good and take it and dismiss the rest is true for me about the
"Love Like Jesus" blog and twitter messages, but I do find
this one very encouraging: “Stay
strong! Your test will become your test-imony, your mess will
become your mess-age.” Now, we all know that "life is not a test, it is a
gift" but few of us have lived our lives without feeling tested
or finding ourselves in a mess at some temporary point in
time. This may have resulted from a physical illness, a
troubled relationship, a financial issue or whatever. It is
our realization that there is Something within us that has access to
the strength and intelligence of the Spirit of G-d that will provide
for us the idea or the opportunity to move through whatever it is
that we must move through. It is our knowing that "I,
of mine own self can do nothing" but it is the Spirit of
Life Itself that heals us, prospers us, strengthens us, as we let
our mind be open to the spirit of health and abundance and life more
fully. We do this through "concentration" ... that
is focusing our mind on the Source of Life and Creation; G-d.
All things can be accomplished in consciousness; that is, the
knowing that as we turn to the Spirit of G-d in mind, our
consciousness draws from this Supreme consciousness. We do
this through thinking; concentrated thinking as the silent thoughts
that discern the good and dismiss the rest from our mind. To
gain a greater health, we think concentrated health thoughts and
know that there is a corresponding action in the Law of the
Spirit. This may lead us to things that our ego had dismissed
based on prejudiced beliefs; i.e. healing without medicine or
medical consultation. The Spirit of G-d Intelligence works
through all things, always.
Let's consider these words from the great American healer W.
Frederic Keeler: "There is nothing
complex about this. You are certainly able to see two things
at once. The fact is that the mind entertains a great many
thoughts in a minute even when concentrated in any usual degree
(about two hundred). Also as a rule we see many things at
once. And thinking so much, seeing so much, is the only reason
why we do not really think at all and why we actually mentally see
very little. Distraction is not Understanding.
We are, then, to
reduce the number of our thoughts to the lowest, and the kinds of
our thoughts to the fewest possible.
you are a human being you will think about human life. Have no
delusions about that. Dare to think of this life, of whatever
is important to you in it, or even of whatever may seem to intrude
upon you. You are not going to avoid this life. With the
help of God you are going to master it and enjoy it. Stop
running away from it in thought. God is with you. Face
life. Do not criticize it, or fear it, or fight it. Face
it. Nothing else is necessary provided you also retain
your consciousness of the Presence, or provided you can often think
of, and consciously call upon the Presence while facing either your
problem or your joy.
You are to remove all
complexity. You are to reduce all differences to
oneness. To do this is to exercise the complete science of
life and to exercise Real Intelligence.
consciously and deliberately look upon the Presence. You say,
"God is here." You keep this fundamental Truth in
look upon your problem. It is simply present in your thoughts,
in your mind.
Now be still. Doing these two things, find your Peace.
Having found your Peace, your problem is solved. The healing
It may take a few readings to fully understand what Mr. Keeler has
gifted us with in these few short paragraphs. His method is
not complex, but it does require practice and persistence for most
of us. But, as we discern the good thoughts and dismiss the
rest in our mind we shall realize that Peace that heals within us.
And so it is!
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