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MASTER MIND JESUS
"This is a how-to,
move-through teaching ... we teach people how-to, move-through whatever it
is that they desire to move through."
Dr. O. C. Smith
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale "You Can If You Think You Can"
Dr. Frank E. Richelieu
"The Art Of Being Yourself"
"A New Design for
Living" Dr. Ernest Holmes
Michael Gott ... this CD & all his CDs:
Faces of the Fallen
Portraits of U.S. service members who have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war.
The Way to a Wonderful Life, Sunday, April
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it is true: We must make the decision for the Christ in ourselves, to
follow the guidance of the Divine Light within us and make the discovery
of the unity in ourselves that Jesus found in himself. Obviously this
means that we must recognize the difference between "Jesus"
and "Christ." Jesus was the man who discovered that Divine
Level of God in man, which is "the Christ;" and the Christ is
that God Level, which is inherent in every person. Remember, Paul said,
"Christ in you, your hope of glory." The Christ of you is the
God-Self of you. We must discover it in ourselves, even as Jesus
discovered in himself. "Come and stand as I stand, and view the
Infinite Reality of things from the perspective that I have achieved,
and see yourself in the light of this God-Self, this Christ-Self of you,
as I have seen myself in this light. Believe on me and the actual
demonstration of the Divinity of man that I have made. And realize what
this actually means: that you have this same potential within you. What
I have done, you can do. So, join me, come here, stand with me, think
with me, pray with me, analyze the technique that I have found to be
effective. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me. And when you have
mastered yourself, as I have mastered myself, then you will do as I have
done, and even greater things than these will you do." This is
paraphrasing it and putting it into the language that I believe was
involved–which may be somewhat challenging to some, but think about
saying that man must know himself as the Self-Livingness of God; and
that the problems of life come, like the Prodigal Son (which is the
example that Jesus uses in his parable), we take our inheritance and go
off into the "far-country" of living at the circumference of
life, and there, we unfailingly come "to know want." So our
goal is: we must turn back and, in a sense, to "confess
Christ," which simply means to realize our unity with the Infinite,
the Christ of our own being–to know that the God-Self of us is the
Reality of us. We must believe in the "I Am Self." We must
begin to act the part, to act the concept that each of us is God
expressing Himself as that which we are."
Eric Butterworth, A New Look At Jesus
I am using these
words written by the great Eric Butterworth not because he shaped by
belief about Jesus, but because he confirms my belief about Jesus.
I came to this realization about Jesus many years ago. I had just
completed "confession" with a priest at a Catholic Church in
Portland, Oregon, when I realized that instead of the priest telling me
what was right about me, all he wanted to hear was what was wrong with
me. As I walked through the church to leave, I looked up at the
statue of Jesus, and I knew in my heart that Jesus would never have done
what I had just done. Rather than telling us what was wrong with
him, he told us, "I am the Light of the
world" ... "I, and the Father are
One." He asked, "don't ye
know that ye are gods?" And in this realization, I
knew that I would never go to confession again. And I didn't, even
though I remained a Catholic for several more years.
There is a Living Spirit within
each of us that is always seeking to be expressed through us. This
is why we hope, we imagine, and we pray. This Spirit expresses
through our thoughts, our imagination and through our intelligence.
As we have learned, we must commune with this Spirit intelligently, in
Its nature. Jesus gave us insight into the nature of Spirit when
he said, "But the hour comes, and now is,
when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in
truth: for the Father seeks such worship of him." Now,
we know that Jesus used the word Father to describe G-d because he was
talking to a male Jewish audience which would understand Father as a
figure of authority and power, but the Spirit is neither male or female,
but so infinite is Its Life that It is beyond our human ability to
define It. And even more beyond our human ability to grasp is the
truth that G-d has infinitely individualized Itself as the life in every
living thing. This is the Living Spirit of G-d that we should
celebrate and recognize in all people and all living things. This
is the Living Spirit that Jesus recognized as the Intelligence within us
and omnipresent in the universe around us.
Even though G-d remains a Great Mystery
for us, the G-d in us, can be experienced to the level that we choose to
experience It. It is up to us to choose to recognize our eternal
One-ness with the Spirit. And our decision to "worship
him in spirit and in truth" ... gives us a distinct
identification with the personal-ness of the Spirit to us. As Eric
Butterworth points out, Jesus was teaching that we must "know"
ourselves as the Self-Livingness of G-d. For many of us our
"identification" with this Self-Livingness may be to know what
it is not; i.e. G-d cannot be sick, G-d cannot be poor, G-d cannot be
without ideas or intelligence or energy or hope or love or joy or
activity. This identification within our mind, heart and soul,
must be an "active identification." Christians have come
close to understanding this with their WWJD [what would Jesus do], but
this is still far away from an identification with Infinite Spirit.
It matters little what Jesus would do because Jesus cannot
"identify" the Living Spirit within us, only we can. And
looking for Jesus to do something for us is contradicting his teaching
that "these things I do and greater things
still shall you do" ... but we won't do anything significant
if we keep looking to Jesus or Buddha or Krishna or anyone to do that
thing for us that we must let G-d do through us.
The One Supreme Power, Life,
Intelligence and Spirit is within, around and through us. Our word
is the activity of this Infinite Spirit and is the law of good in our
experience. Jesus said "Our
Father" which means we are all of the same Father, of the same G-d
and it is time the world recognizes this truth and begins to identify
with Life as Omnipresent ... present within the sinner, present within
the saint, present within the beggar, present within the
multi-billionaire. Let's begin to celebrate Life ... our life and
the life of everyone as in G-d and of G-d, and in doing so we worship
the Father [Infinite Spirit] in spirit and in truth.
SO IT IS!
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