Weekly Message for
Sunday, June 16, 2002
"Fear is the child of an undeveloped consciousness."
Rev. Dr. O. C. Smith, Founding Minister,
City of Angels Church of Religious Science
and Fear cannot dwell together. If we want to remain healthy,
vigorous, and strong, we have to realize that there is but One Power,
indivisible, and Its source is Love. This Power has no opposition.
It is the Omnipotent Life Principle that has overcome every opposition
in this world and It goes on conquering and is forever victorious.
As we realize our One-ness with this God-Power, and keep our mind
"stayed on Thee" or the Good, we are Divinely protected,
sustained and maintained by It.
worry thoughts, negative thoughts of any kind will not hurt us, unless
we entertain them for a long period of time and emotionalize them
deeply; otherwise, they will not hurt us in the slightest. They
are a potential for trouble for us, but as yet they are not actualized.
Our fears cannot be actualized unless we emotionalize them, thereby
impressing our subconscious mind, and whatever is impressed in the
subconscious mind will come to pass.
Fear is an aggressive, domineering thought or idea that acts like a
gangster in our mind. It recalls our defeats and disappointments
and creates within us a fear of the same results happening all over
again. Fear is a shadow of the mind held by
ignorance and darkness. When we hold up our fear to the light of
reason and intelligence, it cannot stand the light, and it disappears.
We must master our fears, our worries and our doubts.
state of mind is our master. Our faith in God is greater than our
fear. Fear is faith upside down. In short,
fear is faith in the wrong thing! We must not fight
fear, instead we must meet it in our consciousness with a direct
affirmation of God's Presence and Power in our Life at all times.
Truly, God is our All-in-All, so there can be no place for fear.
When our knees are shaking or we have that sick-feeling in our stomach,
we can overcome our fear by realizing that God cannot be afraid, and we
are One with God. We cannot fight fear with fear but we can affirm
its nothing-ness with an affirmation such as, "God is the only
Presence and the only Power, and there is nothing to fear."
The Master Mind Jesus declared, "resist not evil," knowing
that what we resist, persists!
must give up our false beliefs, opinions, and theories and exchange them
for the truth which sets us free. We are not a victim of our five
senses; neither are we controlled by external conditions or our
environment. We can change conditions by changing our mental
attitude. Our thoughts and feelings create our destiny and
determine our experience. Therefore, we cannot blame others for
our misery, pain, or failure - that would make us double-minded and in
confusion. The truth is that our thought is creative; our habitual
thinking becomes our abundance or our poverty, our loving companionship
or our loneliness.
No one can serve
two masters. We cannot expect to realize the dreams of our hearts,
if we believe that there is a power which can steal the dream away.
This creates a conflict in our consciousness, and our mind is divided.
A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways (women too!).
He/she stands still and he/she gets nowhere. Our mind must move as
a unity. Infinity cannot be divided or multiplied. The
Infinite must be One - a unity. There cannot be two Infinities.
If that were true we would have chaos instead of a cosmos. Unity
of Spirit is a necessity for our Dreams to come true!
[Most of the
above is paraphrased from Dr. Joseph Murphy's "The Amazing Laws of
Cosmic Mind Power"]
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,