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Weekly Message for Sunday, April 28, 2002                                            


                    As I drive each day from Hollywood to Beverly Hills, I see billboard advertising for the movie, "Unfaithful" with Richard Gere, Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez throughout the city.  The plot of this movie is certainly not original, as a matter of fact many movies and books have given us this same story in their own unique way, including the Bible.  Richard Gere is by far my very favorite actor (Charles Gorgano is #2), so the billboards get my attention and I bless this new movie of his each time I pass them.  I know without a doubt that this movie will get its audience.... why? ..... because this type of drama is a great diversion from our own lives.

               The director, Adrian Lyne, has directed "Fatal Attraction, 9 1/2 Weeks, Indecent Proposal and Lolita," all in the same genre of film.  These films made lots of money and lots of people went and sat in front of the movie screens and filled their minds with the ideals or lack of ideals illustrated in these movies.  There were far more people sitting in the theatres on Sunday afternoons watching these movies than attended most  churches on Sunday mornings.

               NOW, before anyone starts thinking I have turned pious, don't.  There is a time and a place for all things, however, for those of us who are seeking to experience more of the beauty, joy, love and harmony of life, we must be diligent in our efforts to eliminate from our consciousness all that is contrary to that which we seek to experience.  Dr. Robert H. Bitzer stated in the "Collected Essays of Robert H. Bitzer," that we must be careful where we take our consciousness.  Dr. Holmes writes that we are dealing with a power that is both positive and negative and that which our mind is focused on 51% of the time, becomes our experience.  If our mind is focused on the dramas, the soap operas of life, rather than on that which is wonderful and beautiful, we begin to become the directors of our own dramas and executive producers of our own miseries.

              Our attraction to the dramas is a "fatal attraction" to our demonstrations of joy and greater happiness in our lives.  We don't get to have our cake and eat it too.  The Universe just does not work that way.  Whatever we put in our minds becomes our Law of Mind, whether our subconscious receives it from a book of fiction, a movie or an audio tape.  Our subconscious Mind is constantly picking up and receiving messages from our environment and is being "impressed" with our reactions and acceptance of what we see, hear, taste, touch and smell.  If we are "living on the edge" then we must move out of the activities and observances of those things that do not move us into a greater consciousness of a life of magnificence and bliss.

              Life is to be lived fully, joyfully and successfully and it is our responsibility to insure that it is!  As we turn from being "unfaithful" to our Good and turn our attention to being "Fun-faithful," seeking out those things that bring us joy, happiness and greater love, we will experience a more enthusiastic and exciting consciousness that attracts "the best of times and the best of everything!" 


 And So It Is! 

                                                            
Letting Love use me in Its own Good Way,
Henry Lee Bates