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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses (June 13, 2004)         

         "We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse." - Rudyard Kipling

         It is amazing how often the word "excuse" is used, and often people aren't even aware that they are making excuses ... "excuses" are the blind-spots of our consciousness that gives up our power and potential to do and to be more of what we truly are.  Excuses are part of our human personality that blocks the greatness of our Divine Nature from growth and expansion.  Rudyard Kipling, winner of the 1907 Nobel Laureate in Literature, begins the first two lines of his poem, "If," with:  "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you ..."  He goes on to tell us in this powerful poem, that "if" we can do these things ... then we will accomplish that which we set out to accomplish ... "if" we don't let anything be an excuse.

Most people find failure because they believe in it.  They believe in other people's failures and they believe in their own.  I can assure you, there is no such thing as failure ... everything that happens works for our Good ... we just don't always recognize that this is so.

     From the Science of Mind (pgs. 302,303):  If one "appears" to have failed, they should realize that there are no failures in the Universe.  They should completely erase the idea of failure by stating that there are no failures.  If one believes that they failed last year, they will be likely to fail again this year, unless the "false thought" is erased.  Break down everything except the "recognition" of the One Perfect Power, which is not contingent upon any place, person, condition, time of year, or anything but Itself.  A demonstration (desired result) is made when it comes straight from the Truth.  The one who wishes to make a demonstration must clear up their own subjective atmosphere, the reason being that they may be objectively making statements which their subjective thought (excuses) may be denying.  In this way, we often neutralize our word as fast as it is spoken.

     When Jesus said:  "Resist not," He meant that non-recognition of evil is the only way to avoid it.  This is true according to the law of cause and effect, for what we persist in "recognizing" ... we persist in holding in place.  That which we refuse to recognize, we neutralize, and it is no longer there so far as we are concerned.

     So we erase any idea of failure.  Now here is where it looks as if one were not telling the truth to her/him-self, but they are declaring the truth about the Spirit that in-dwells them.  THIS SPIRIT NEVER FAILS.  Affirm this until is is a very part of your being:  "This word blots out from my remembrance any sense of lack, limitation, want, or fear of failure.  There is no failure, no person to fail.  Failure is neither person, place nor thing.  It is a false thought and has no truth in it.  It is a belief in lack and there is no lack.  It is a belief in a limitation which does not exist." - Dr. Ernest Holmes

     So here we have it.  There is no failure ... so there can be no excuses ... they are merely weapons of mass deception ... that our "human-ness" has created to stifle our Divine Magnificence!  The bottom line is ... failure is an excuse in disguise.  What we have experienced in the past ... has created where we are ... what we do today ... and how we think about what we are doing today ... is already expanding our experience on the Un-Seen Side Of Life ... "if" we choose to call it Good ... it will expand Good in our life ... "if" we choose to call it something other than Good ... then we are using a weapon of deception against our Self.

And So It Is!

Maximum Love
Rev. Hank Bates

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