must come to know that it is not our will which creates good, but
our willingness to let it manifest in our life or the life of the one
for whom we speak our word."
Ernest Holmes, Spiritual Healing
"In the Beginning was the Word" ... and this statement from
scripture is a caution to everyone to use their words wisely.
There is power in the Word for the Word is an effect of consciousness.
Thoughts, ideas and beliefs create our consciousness ... and our
thoughts, ideas and beliefs are the source of our words.
"There is nothing Unseen that will not be Seen" ... and even
though we may not be able to "see" words ... words speak of
the consciousness behind them.
Feeling sorry for doing
something less than we know is the right thing to do creates an imprint
in our subconscious. The refusal to acknowledge our mistake and
speak the words of "I'm sorry" ... holds us in bondage to the
mistake and at some point in time we will have the opportunity to
"feel" the same miserable effects of our refusal to
"cleanse" our subconscious of the situation, action, words or
condition. Further chaos can be created in our experiences if we
allow the refusal to say "I'm sorry" to become a stubborn
pattern of our personality. A pattern of being stubborn can lead
to "strokes" and other ailments that grip us physically.
The inability to express the words "I'm sorry" come from
holding on to patterns of inferiority. A confident, self-assured
person can easily say "I'm sorry" for they realize that
whatever they have done to be "sorry for" is nothing in
comparison to all the things that have to be glad for. Continuing
with this pattern of behavior can also manifest as blame and resentment
... both which create devastating physical ailments. Our
confidence is increased as we apologize and I am sorry is just another
way of saying I know I can do better and I am doing better now ...
whatever I have done to be sorry for is just the old past
"stuff" ... and I don't live in the past ... I live in the
present. As we eliminate this burden from our consciousness our
energy level is increased and we automatically increase the joy and
peace in our life experiences.
Gratitude expressed increases
the Good in our Life automatically. Each time we express gratitude
we are expanding our consciousness of "having" ... and as we
know from the spiritual genius Jesus, "he who has much will have
even more." A refusal to acknowledge that which we receive
with gratitude holds us to a consciousness of selfishness and
limitation. Often the "cause" behind the refusal to say
"thank you" is resentment and a belief that others have more
than we do. This state of mind will create even less in our Life's
experiences to be grateful for. We know that All comes from God
... but it is our responsibility to acknowledge the
"instrument" that God used to "give" to us ... this
acknowledgement brings us into "balance" with the Universe.
For those with a healthy consciousness of gratitude comes a greater
freedom ... a greater sense of self-esteem and confidence.
Why are these words so important?
They are important because the Universe demands "balance" ...
and when we are not in "balance" with the Universal Law of
Life, the Law of Unity ... we create "imbalances" in our
experiences. And at some point the Universe will force us to
acknowledge or bear witness to the "imbalance" ... until then
we will only realize God in fragments.
Unless we keep
our consciousness in balance, we are seeking God in fragments. If
we seek God in fragments we will have to return time after time, and
while we are demonstrating our new blessing, we may let the old blessing
slip away. All blessings are ready for us; all that God is or has,
is ready for us. It takes no more time to develop the spiritual
consciousness in entirety than it does to "demonstrate" a
single one of all the blessings that in union constitute the spiritual
consciousness ... One-ness ... the Law of Life is Unity ... as within,
So It Is!