Throughout the ages the Intelligence of G-d has revealed to
people that the world in which we live contains an abundance for all;
enough to share and to spare. And in our seeking our good we
shall find ourselves experiencing not only the Love of G-d, but also
the Law of G-d with absolute certainty. This relationship of
Love and Law is universal and changeless. The Law, in effect, is
gifted from the Love inherent in the nature of G-d Intelligence.
Without Law mankind would be powerless to choose and realize those
choices in our experience. Yet, the use of this power requires
our mind to be open to the Infinite, to the Great Unseen Intelligence
that must work through us in order to work for us.
the Power Within You" by Eric Butterworth: "The
law is, "It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the
kingdom" (Luke 12:32). God is all-sufficiency - your
instant, constant, and abundant supply. But you will experience
only that which you can take into your consciousness. Thus any
limitation must be a limitation in thought, in the faith that shapes
the substance. Light streaming through a window will always
assume the shape and color of the aperture through which it comes.
The wealth of the universe will be yours to the degree that you
"see" it and see yourself using it."
key to this wisdom from Eric Butterworth lies in the words "yours
to the degree that you "see" it and "see" yourself
using it ... it is in using our gift of imagination to "see"
that which is ours, yet invisible, and our ability to make it personal
to us by "seeing yourself using it" that triggers the Law to
form the unformed energy that draws to us all the conditions and
resources necessary to receive the greater good that we choose for
ourselves. And these two definite steps of prayer treatment can
be used to increase our wealth, our health and to draw into our
experience loving relationships and even marriage. As we see
ourselves using/experiencing what we desire we begin to accept it as
the truth for us and begin to expect it. And we must remember we
don't get what we want, we get what we expect!
More from Eric Butterworth
from his book, "The Universe is Calling": "Let me repeat:
you do not pray to God, but from a consciousness of God.
Think about this. Get it into your awareness. So whenever
you have something to pray about, before you start looking up and
reaching out, pause for a moment and remember; first get the
awareness of oneness, as a mighty potential of life, substance, and
intelligence within you. Then set about spiritedly to pray from
that awareness. .... You may have thought that you were only
praying when you said, "Now I am going to start praying."
No matter what you call it, your thought concerning any subject is a
these few words Eric Butterworth gives us several important points to
know; to pray from a consciousness of G-d and to do so from an
awareness of oneness ... with the Intelligence, Power and Spirit of
G-d ... and to know that our thoughts about a thing is our prayer ...
and so to change the thing, we must first change the thought about it.
Yogananda, the founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship, gives us
some sage wisdom on how we can prepare our consciousness to receive: "Every day, do some good to help others, even if
it is only a pittance. If you want to love God you must love people.
They are His children. You can be helpful materially by giving to the
needy; and mentally by giving comfort to the sorrowful, courage to the
fearful, divine friendship and moral support to the weak. You also sow
seeds of goodness when you interest others in God, and cultivate in
them greater love for God, deeper faith in Him." He
is framing this wisdom from his frame of reference; i.e. using
masculine pronouns in reference to G-d, but his wisdom of teaching us
that we must love people if we want to love G-d not only insures that
we will have better relationships with all those we come into contact
with but our mind will be more free from the debris of negativity and
judgment and open to the abundance that is ours to receive.
look again at "Discover the Power Within You" for Eric
Butterworth's words: "The
intellect of man (mankind), the skeptical part of your nature and
mine, stands in the way. We say, "After all, you must be
practical. If five thousand people are sitting on a hillside out
in the country and all they have on hand is five small loaves and two
fishes, those people are just not going to be fed." But
they were fed. When Alexander Graham Bell had his telephone
demonstration all set up, there were many skeptics who jeered and
said, "When you have someone a hundred miles away, hooked up with
only a small wire, you may talk all you want into that little black
box, but they just won't hear you." But they did hear.
And millions of times a day the same sort of hearing goes on around
the world in the sophisticated telephones that have evolved from that
first simple prototype. ... Again let us say, don't get lost in the
mechanics. The miracle is the abundance of God in terms of
ideas, in terms of ways where there seems to be no way. It
really doesn't matter how the multitudes were fed. All that
counts is that the supply was manifest when it was needed, where it
was needed, and in the amounts in which it was needed."
SO IT IS!
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