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Sunday, May 6, 2001

"Know what you want.
When Jesus turned the water into wine, they had asked for wine.
He did not turn it into buttermilk
."
- from "LOVE & LAW" by Dr. Ernest Holmes
                
                      
                        Do we know how to imagine the Good Life?  Religious Science can teach us, but we must practice it every single moment of the day.  We must allow God to live through us.  This is the essence of Religious Science. Once again, we must allow God to live through us.  We do this through prayer, meditation and our very own imagination.  What do I imagine (image) as I go through the day?  What is my image of myself?  Do I imagine myself as confident and self-assured or do I see myself subject to the world and the people around me?  What is my image of my friends, family and the people I work with? 

                      We are always thinking and these thoughts create pictures or images which flood our imagination.  We must be watchful of how we use our imagination because more often than not, we imagine something distasteful or dreadful.  "Whereas I was blind, but now I see," said the Master Mind Jesus.  In other words, whereas I was blind - now I see what I do to myself through my own self-image or imagination.

                         There is something wonderful and beautiful about us and we must touch it.  We cannot rise any higher to this than our vision of ourselves.  We must feel life is beautiful and wonderful.  We must learn to trust the universe in which we live, to trust God.  What is my image of life?  Do I feel that it is beautiful and wonderful?  If not, then what do I want to make it so?  What do I want that will give me a greater sense of the beauty and love of life?  It is right that we should be successful and happy because otherwise the Spirit of us is not expressed - we are not allowing God to live through us.

                       We connect with the Good Life by knowing what it is that makes it Good for us.  Not what makes it Good or comfortable for our family, friends and others.  And if we don't know what it is that makes it Good for us, then we must pray for the knowledge of what it is.......... very simply......."Infinite Spirit, God, I know that you know ..... create for me... for me... the means by which I know."  This is a beginning, a first step but an extremely important step.  If we aren't living the "Good Life," then we are still "blind" to the Truth of us, to the Truth of Life.  If we "know" what we want, then we must ask for it "knowing" that it already is available.  We don't have to create anything for it already is.  We don't have to create the perfect home, it has been created already.  We don't have to create the perfect job, it already is.  We don't have to create the person who is our soul mate, they already exist.  We don't have to create more money, there is an abundance of it already.  We just have to ask, knowing that it is, trusting that the Infinite knows the ways and means of providing it for us.  And then, we must "protect it" in our consciousness.  We must not let any thought, word, deed or "imaginings" to have power against it.  Then we will see it, whatever it is that we want.  "Whereas I was blind, now I see......." Imagine the Good Life and begin, this moment, to live it!


                                   
 And So It Is!           

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

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