I believe absolutely ... we did not come into this world with a
"have not" consciousness. We did not come into this
world believing in lack and limitation. We did not come into
this world believing that we must struggle financially. We did
not come into this world believing that "the rich get richer and
the poor get poorer" ... we did not ... not one of us. And
we know this for we know that there is no G-d of separation but a
Spirit Omnipresent ... omnipresent Good. There is no god of the
rich and god of the poor. And karma is just a man-made idea that
truly serves us only when we know how to use it constructively.
No one is born into this world with bad karma for that would defy the
unconditional love of G-d and define G-d in man's image.
learned these things from the world. Why? Because the
world consciousness believes these things absolutely and this absolute
dominant consciousness creates impressions upon our consciousness that
cause us to believe in these things or even worse things. This
is why the Master Mind Jesus declared that we are to
"be in the world but not of the world"
... and this is the most important thing we must know in order to win
the game of Life. But ... most of us were not told this or if we
were told it we did not understand it or the person who told us what
it means defined it with so much religious-mumbo-jumbo that we just
didn't get it. By the time we had acquired the realization that
this is a key to experiencing the abundant life, we had already
accepted so many things that we must give up in order to accept the
Lillian deWaters in
her classic 1922 book, "How To Have Abundance" gives us a
testimony of what happens when we embody this "not of this
world" state of consciousness: "Faith
believes in the invisible perfection rather than outward appearances. There
is no way to prove your faith other than by acting upon it. When
we say to the mountain (discord) “be thou removed,” do we then act
as though it were out of our way? Faith is bold and fearless. It is
divided faith that fails. I might tell here of how simple faith in the
Right and Good and absolute single-mindedness won for me a success
which otherwise would never have come into my experience.
It was some years ago
while I was a public school teacher that, finishing my term in a
suburb, I applied in person for a position in a large city. The
Superintendent of the City Schools met me kindly, listened to my oral
application, and then said; “We could not possibly give you a
position to teach in our city. Firstly, we accept only College
Graduates. This is absolute. Your certificate is Normal, and you would
receive no consideration whatsoever. Secondly, every room in every
school in this city has a teacher engaged for the coming term.”
I listened in
silence, thanked him for his time, left my name and address upon his
desk, and walked out of his office. The first thought that came
to me was exhilarating. It was this: “There is no reason for you to
feel disappointed. His decision is not final. He does not give you
your place nor position in this world. God gives you your
place.” I did not understand then that my own right Mind
was God, but my faith in Right and Might was omnipotent and I saw
nothing at all in the way or in the path that I desired.
It was the end of
June that I made this application and not a word did I hear in
furtherance during July and August of the vacation period. However, a
doubt never entered my mind but what I would be given the position
that I asked. Never once did my mind waver, worry nor fear.
I knew it would come
and simply I rested upon this fact. I felt it would come because it
would be right. My parents were then living in that city and I wished
with all my heart to live with them, for we had been separated for
several years. The feeling that there was a place here for me because
it would be good for us all was what gave me the supreme confidence
and mental conviction of success. The first week of September was
nearly passed, and but two days were left before the opening of the
school term, still I can truly say that never a doubt nor anxiety
entered my mind. I was calm, poised, at perfect rest in the feeling
that I would have that place that I desired. That day a telegram was
sent to me, by the very Superintendent whom I had interviewed, and the
message told me that I had been appointed a position as teacher in his
schools and he would expect me on the opening day.
I can distinctly recall how
I stood reading that telegram without a quiver of surprise, only
gladness and joy.
I soon discovered that the
school in which I was placed was in the best residential section, the
most desirable school in the whole city, the teacher appointed for
that room being unable to accept the position.
I obeyed the law of
single-mindedness. I had supreme faith and loving feeling, and, of
course, this fixed right sense and feeling manifested itself in the
thing that I desired.
The law of Mind says that
with God nothing is impossible. Think of it. That is, everything right
that it is possible for you to think and feel you can do or have, You
CAN DO AND CAN HAVE."
In Ms. deWaters testimony we find
an absolute principle at work; no one gives to us but ourselves.
Too often people will apply for a job or audition for an acting part
looking to the interviewer or the casting director to give them the
job and this almost always instills in the mind doubts and the
possibility of rejection. In consciousness this is felt by the
interviewer or the casting director and more than likely impresses
upon their mind a weakness in the one seeking the job. We must
always be definite about what we want and if we are not definite that
we want something we should avoid putting ourselves in a position to
experience our lack of desire for it.
In realizing that "my
own right mind was God" put Ms. deWaters in an uncompromising
position ... she must receive that which she asked for. When we
take into our mind the truth that when our decisions are for that
which is good and right and benefits all concerned, we can rest in the
knowing that we shall have it. This includes everything that we
may want; money, position, relationships, homes, cars, etc. As
well as the things of the spirit that we feel when we know that we
know; happiness, joy and peace of mind.
Ms. deWaters had the
"mental equivalent" of absolute Principle. Whatever it
is that we desire we must gain the mental equivalent of it in
consciousness. We do this by exposing the "images and
likenesses" of it to our subconscious mind. In other words,
our mind must be prepared to receive that which we seek to
experience. These words from the great Rev. Ike will illustrate
what I mean here. This is from his book "Rev Ike's
tell my congregation in New York, "Always buy the Wall Street
Journal." Even if you don't know what it is all about,
carry it with you. Your subconscious mind knows what it is, and
will pick up a certain feeling, a certain mentality from it.
Your subconscious mind knows that the Wall Street Journal is
associated with high finance. This is why I tell you, also, to
be sure to get those high-class, high-living magazines like Town
and Country. If you don't want to read it all, just look at
the pictures. Your subconscious mind understands all of
this. All of this helps you to build a mental equivalent of
money, affluence, opulence, and luxury. And whatever you have
the mental equivalent of will come into your life."
As we embody the same
absolute faith as Lillian deWaters in the power within us and the
understanding of the power of the subconscious mind as taught by Rev
Ike, we each can begin to re-affirm the prosperous life that is ours
to experience. As the Master Mind Jesus stated, "it is the
Father's (Spirit's) good pleasure to give to you" and it can be
our good pleasure to receive.
SO IT IS!
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