14: 1... ye believe
in God, believe also in me."
- (KJV) Holy Bible
"We are individual points in the
Consciousness of God, or the original Creative Spirit of the Universe.
We are points where It thinks through us, as us, or, as we say, God as
man in man is man. ... But the God that is in man is the same God that
is Universal. There is no wall of separation, no barrier, no place
where one begins and the other leaves off. All is One and One is
All. The creativity of thought is not dependent upon the thinker.
Only the choice of thinking is dependent on the thinker. The
creative activity of thought belongs to the Universe. ... If we had to
make things happen, or push our thought out, or influence or dominate
and beat down the opposition, we should be faced with an impossible
task. We never try to coerce anything in dealing with the laws of
nature. .... One of the things we must come to understand in
dealing with the Laws of Spirit is that we are still operating in a
realm of Law and Order."
- Ernest Holmes, Living the
Science of Mind
It seems almost too
incredible to most people that G-d thinks through us, yet if we look at
the way in which ideas and communications are shared, we realize that
there truly is only One Intelligence that permeates Life. Humans
communicate with each other even when we don't speak each other's
language. Humans communicate with animals and birds and other
forms of life as well. This is because this Intelligence that
permeates all of Life makes this possible. Even though humans
communicate with all these forms of Life, most people only believe that
certain saints, mystics and deities can communicate with the One that
makes all this possible ... G-d.
The Master Mind Jesus' communication with G-d
gave us an open invitation to do the same. We can all communicate
with G-d, we just must be open to it and believe in ourselves. As
the Master Mind Jesus stated: "you believe in God, believe
also in me." And he wasn't referring to himself personally
but speaking to the universal "me" in all of us. Now,
most theologians will disagree with me, but like the architect of most
of the New Testament, they too want to foster religion while the Radical
Jesus was instead teaching us to "develop consciousness" and
gain a greater understanding and awareness of our relationship to the
Infinite. Each of us can say, "I believe in me" ... and
this will be the truth for us soon enough as we impress this upon our
consciousness. But, to say that someone who does not believe in
Jesus cannot use the same spiritual laws that Jesus used would be
nonsense. These laws are available to All and to All alike.
"G-d is no respecter of persons" we can read in the Science of
Mind and, as I often say, the Master Mind Jesus stated that "it
rains on the good and the bad alike" ... the pious and the pagan.
It does not take much study in metaphysics or
the science of mind to understand what made Jesus so outstanding.
He believed in himself more than others and this belief in himself
translated into a greater belief in G-d than others. He accepted
what he believed his purpose to be and never wavered in that which he
was called to do to demonstrate it. And this too, sets him apart
from those of us who still are influenced by the race-mind. Most
importantly, Jesus rarely ever forgot that he was totally dependent on
Principle ... that G-d is All-in-All; all Power, all Intelligence, all
Presence. We must always remember and never forget that those of
"lesser faith than Jesus" authored the scriptures that detail
his life experiences. And, unless "the mind be in you that
was in Christ Jesus" ... there is always going to be
"interpretation" rather than "translation" ... and
besides that, Jesus spoke Aramaic, a language that was foreign to those
who wrote the scriptures, which provided an even greater opportunity to
interpret rather than translate the words attributed to him. I
believe that when the Master Mind Jesus broke the Sabbath, it was a
significant event that was evidence of his break with religion, and from
that point on, to use a contemporary phrase, he was "spiritual but
not religious." He realized and identified with the truth
that G-d's Love and Law is available to everyone ... and that means you
and me ... and that these laws are universal.
Let's let these words ring
true for ourselves as never before: "I believe in me."
We must believe in ourselves. We must believe in our ability to
choose rightly, to be decisive, specific and definite. In no other
way can the Infinite respond to us affirmatively. As we study the
way in which Jesus demonstrated the Truth, we will find that he was
always specific and definite. He always knew the point at which he
expected and believed that G-d would be revealed and realized, and we
can do this too. "You
may know all things by a little persistence. Therefore, cultivate
persistence. Get a good idea of what you can do and carry it out. Keep
this word: "I am satisfied with
wrote the mystical
Emma Curtis Hopkins
"identify" with the Power of G-d in our mind, just as the
Master Mind Jesus did and in this "identification" let us know
that G-d sees each of us in Its image and likeness ... so let us not
only declare without doubting, "I believe in me" ... let's go
even further and declare, "I am satisfied with myself!"
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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the Science of Mind