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Sunday, May 13, 2001

                aloha n : an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye
                      (aloha is Hawaiian)
- from dictionary.com
                      "The most important of all factors in your life is the mental diet on
which you live. It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the
whole character of your life. It is the thoughts you allow yourself to think, the
subjects that you allow your mind to dwell upon, which make you and your
surroundings what they are. 

                     Everything in your life today—the state of your body, whether healthy or sick, the
state of your fortune, whether prosperous or impoverished, the state of your home,
whether happy or the reverse, the present condition of every phase of your life in
fact—is entirely conditioned by the thoughts and feelings which you have
entertained in the past, by the habitual tone of your past thinking. And the
condition of your life tomorrow, and next week, and next year, will be entirely
conditioned by the thoughts and feelings which you choose to entertain from now

                    In other words, you choose your life, that is to say, you choose all the conditions
of your life, when you choose the thoughts upon which you allow your mind to
dwell. Thought is the real causative force in life, and there is no other. You cannot
have one kind of mind and another kind of environment.

                   You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be prosperous; if you
have a bad disposition. If you are sulky, or surly, or cynical, or depressed, or
superior, or frightened half out of your wits, your life cannot possibly be worth living.
Unless you are determined to cultivate a good disposition, you may as well give up
all hope of getting anything worth while out of life, and it is kinder to tell you very
plainly that this is the case.

                  In short, if you want to make your life happy and worth while, which is what God
wishes you to make it, you must begin immediately to train yourself in the habit of
thought selection and thought control." - from "The Seven Day Mental Diet" by
Emmet Fox, courtesy of www.prosperitynetwork.com

                 Emmet Fox is a great metaphysician and his books are
recommended highly by this writer, Louise Hay and most teachers of
metaphysics. So we can see from these passages that our disposition or outlook
on life has everything to do with our affairs. As we spend more time in meditation
and contemplation of God, Love becomes more manifest in our lives in a greater
way. Contemplation of Love, synonymous for God, creates the thoughts, ideas
and imaginings that change our thinking and therefore change our lives. We can
turn to Love or we can turn from it. By training our mind to choose Love over all
else, we are recognizing God, and in this recognition we find the Presence and
Power of God becoming manifest in our lives. We make this choice continually as
we think, speak and act throughout our day and even as we sleep. 

               Are we seeing life through the eyes of Love or are we walking around
in doubt, fear and frustration?
As we turn to Love, Love never turns from us for Love
is that individualized expression of God within us that desires our highest and
greatest Good at all times.
It will beckon us to recognize It oftentimes by showing
us where we are missing It in our lives. Do we say Aloha Love, meaning hello
Love, good-bye problem, good-by doubt, fear and worry - or do we say Aloha Love,
meaning good-bye Love, my attention is remaining focused on the problem at

Aloha Love - good-bye or hello - let's say hello!
 And So It Is!           

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