"The greatest vision that you
have of yourself, no matter how wonderful it is, can still be
surpassed. You have talents that are not being used and abilities which
are dormant. Vision is
the mental attitude that works on that which is in your consciousness
and directs your talents into tangible form.
Vision, backed with conviction, followed by affirmative action,
is always fulfilled.
This sequence of thought creates.
Vision contemplates that which is impossible, but you should not
your vision by claiming it is impossible. Each new vision should
be greeted with an affirmative attitude that knows there is a way and
that the way will be made known. A truly great idea may at first
seem to be beyond your reach, but realize that the idea is given to
you because there is something in your consciousness that can fulfill
Progress is continuous. Everything that you do today
you can mentally transcend through vision.
It is this stretching of vision that insures your growth and
Dr. Robert H. Bitzer, The Creative Word
the ancient wisdom we can read in the Book of Proverbs: "Where
there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law,
happy is he."
In this statement there are two spiritual concepts that we need to be
aware of; vision and law. Without vision we soon lose our
enthusiasm for life. I remember a few years ago someone told me
that they were soon to retire from the United States Postal
Service. I asked him what he planned to do and he told me
"absolutely nothing, I am done doing things." Within a
few short years his life changed dramatically. He made his
transition to the Here-after. Without vision all manner of
dis-eases can appear in our lives; depression, fear of death,
hopelessness and even despair. It is the vision that we hold in
our thoughts that keeps our life energy vital and alive, and healthy.
When some people think of the
word "vision" they immediately think it must be something on
a grand scale, but a vision of seeing our grandchildren grow up or to
see our children get married or to take a vacation to a destination we
have never been to before all give us something that takes us beyond
that which we are currently experiencing. Now, some people will
say "aren't we supposed to live in the present moment?" ...
and yes, this is true, but we hold our vision in the present moment
just as we pray or make affirmations that we don't truly expect to
materialize in the exact moment it which we accept them as true for
It is so important for us to understand
the law and to affirm its working in our lives daily. The law is
of the nature of G-d; Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient ...
always present and available, all power and infinite
intelligence. The law is no respecter of persons any more than
gravity or mathematics favors one over the other. It is
changeless, immutable Principle. It is a law for good but we
must recognize it and personalize it to benefit from it to any great
degree. It is through law that our faith becomes power. It
is through love that G-d has made the law available to us.
Gratitude is a spiritual law. Dr.
Bitzer writes: "Gratitude
is a positive receptive state of mind. Jesus understood this by
giving thanks before anything happened. Gratitude creates within
you a receptivity toward your good. It opens definite channels
through which your good can express."
Any thought we consciously choose to enter our mind that recognizes
that there is Something Greater that is at work in our life draws to
us a greater good. As Jesus stated, "But
seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you."
In the Aramaic language of Jesus the word "seek" means to
"bring to mind" ... and we do this by recognition ...
"and his righteousness" means "right thinking" ...
are we thinking we can or are we thinking we cannot ... have, do or be
that which we hope for or pray for?
And how do we
know that our vision is always fulfilled? Dr. Bitzer explains it
in simple terms: "Just
as it is difficult to know which came first, the chicken or the egg,
so giving and receiving represent a continuous cycle of
expression. The secret of receiving is to know that the giver
and the receiver are one."
It is the truth that no one gives to us but our self; that is, our own
consciousness or soul. No matter what channel our good may come
to us, from people, from employment, or from a government check, we
have drawn to us not only the channel but the measure of our good that
we receive. This is a truth that is very hard for people without
some sense of spirituality to believe. If we want more we must
enlarge our "vision" ... no one else can do it for us.
As Dr. Bitzer writes "everything that you do today
you can mentally transcend through vision"
and this is the truth regarding all that we want to do, all that we
want to be, and all that we want to have.
The ancient scripture states "where
there is no vision, the people perish"
... we may not perish ... but we probably won't be too excited about
life. Get a vision in your mind that generates enthusiasm and a
greater interest in life and you never know where it might take you.
SO IT IS!
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