Weekly Message for
Sunday, April 21, 2002
we are believing that it is, or we are believing that it is not,"
states Dr. Ernest Holmes. Are we believing that God Is Omnipotent,
Omnipresent and Omniscient or are we believing in something else?
Are we believing that we are created in God's image and likeness? The
Master Mind Jesus stated, "I and the Father are One."
In the Book of Isaiah we can read, "I am the Lord there are no gods
but me." In the Science of Mind we can
read, "We believe that God is personal to all who feel this Indwelling
Presence." We can read in scripture, "He is
closer to us than breathing."
As we turn to God in prayer, meditation, contemplation or communion, we
must be aware that we are One with this Infinite Spirit. We must
"unify" with It in order to embody the Good that we are
seeking. We must cultivate the consciousness that God
Is Our All-In-All. There Is only God, Spirit, Higher Power,
Infinite Being, whatever we choose to call It. And as the Master
Mind Jesus and Dr. Holmes stated, WE ARE ONE WITH
IT - IT DWELLS WITHIN US. But, we
must "feel It." Nobody can "feel It"
for us and we cannot bring It into our experience any other way. The
Radical Rabbi taught us to "go into the closet" shut out the
world's beliefs, concepts and ideas, and "listen to God."
The great mystic, Joel Goldsmith, states we must sit in the Silence
until we "feel" Its Presence or receive an intuitive knowing
that we have been touched by the Presence.
Yet, so many of us will do anything but "sit in the silence."
We will read books, pray, listen to music, light candles, burn incense,
sit in church services ..... but we will not consistently and
persistently "sit in the Silence" and "wait on the
Lord." We will look outside of us for the answers. Wear
ourselves out trying every manner and means of trying to "make
something happen" rather than "let it happen" and
"surrender" to God; Infinite Intelligence, Infinite Power and
Man has made many "inventions" to create
separation from this "Indwelling Spirit." For
centuries we have looked to "saints" for guidance.
Catholics and even some non-Catholics have prayed incessantly to saints
and spirits that have gone beyond. Sometimes their faith has
transcended the problem or the condition and their prayers have been
answered - but the saints didn't answer the prayer or reveal the Good in
the situation or condition - their connection with God
"caused" it. Many people who would never consider
praying to saints, look to angels for guidance and help. There are
thousands of books written about angels and there are more "angel
experts" today than ever before. There
is a book titled, "May the Angels Be With You," that states
that we have seven angels that we can call upon for guidance.
Seven! Can you imagine. That's a lot of angels to keep track
of! In other words we have seven opportunities to remain
separate from our "Indwelling Presence" or the "Father
Within." Seven more reasons to "ignore" the
Presence of God that is "closer to us than breathing."
It is sheer nonsense in the Year 2002 to remain blinded to the facts
that all of this silliness with angels, saints, psychics, voodoo, etc.
continues to keep us in a position of "the blind leading the
blind." There is only One Cause and
that Cause is God, Infinite Presence. If we continue to be
blinded to this Truth we will continue to experience confusion and
desperation in our lives. The masses of people walk around with a
"quiet desperation" that can only be resolved by
"surrendering" to God. We must stop this incessant
judging of the externals and looking for something or someone outside of
ourselves to "save" us from our quiet desperations. The
Power and Intelligence Is already ours, but we must access It. And
we cannot access It until and unless we give up looking outside
ourselves for anything and look within our very own consciousness.
The most important statement in Neale Donald
Walsch's, "Conversations with God" is, "if
you don't go within, you go without." And
that's just the way it is.....
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,