this is a fresh day and you are fresh in it, it is not too late.
It is not too late to be successful. It is not too late to be
happy. It is not too late to clean the slate and write a new
story. "But," you cry out, "I am broken in heart
and in spirit." You may have a heartache. You may hurt,
but you are never broken in spirit, for Spirit can never be broken.
It can appear broken, but it is only covered over by our hurt and
negativity. ... Know today that life itself knows no sorrow. Life
is progressive. It will not be imprisoned in the past. It is
offering you change at all times. Wherever you are and wherever
your loved ones are, change is taking place all the time.
Sometimes the changes are not necessarily what we want, but when we view
them from a large enough perspective, we can see that they are for the
- Dr. Frank E. Richelieu,
The Art of Being Yourself
this is very simple when you understand it. There is but one Power.
Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord (Deuteronomy
6:4). Not two or three or a thousand; just one. ... You can
use any power in nature two ways. You can use electricity to fry
an egg or to electrocute someone. You can use water to quench the
thirst of your child or to drown the child. The same wind that
blows a ship onto the rocks will also take it to safety. The
forces of nature are not evil; it depends upon how you use them. ... The
theological devil was invented by the church."
- Dr. Joseph Murphy, Great
Bible Truths for Human Problems
These past few weeks
I have meditated, prayed and affirmed that all those who call on me to
give them insight into how they can break the cycle of the appearance of
lack in their lives, will find an opening to their answered prayer in
one of these messages. There are those who have found their
prosperity and success increase through tithing, others through silent
communion with our Creator, and still others through prayer and
affirmation. Yet, there continues for many to be a struggle in
this life to attain the ideal life experience that they want so much in
their hearts. No matter what we may do in the material or in the
mental, we still must reconcile our mind with the Mind of G-d in the
spiritual in order to realize the happiness and peace of knowing that
all our needs are met and that we can resolve any and all issues that
come to us to resolve.
It has been written that "duality"
has been "imposed" upon us, and I believe this is the truth.
No one has consciously sought to believe in lack and limitation, in
poverty and financial struggle. We all want to pay our bills on
time and have money to share and to spare. I know this is the
truth for all of us, even those who may deny it. And so we realize
that lack has not been a conscious choice but one based on our inability
to choose rightly because of the ideas and concepts that have been
imposed upon us. Belief in lack and poverty permeates the
universal consciousness. We see evidence of it worldwide. We
see people immigrate from one country to another attempting to escape
it. We know of people, and we may even be one, who max out their
credit cards trying to defy their belief in lack. But, "no
matter where we go, there we are" and so poverty stays with us and
burdensome debts become a way of life. All this will continue as
long as we attempt to resolve the problem in the material and the mental
for in both we are, to differing degrees, "resisting evil" ...
and the radical Jesus was the first to tell us to "resist not
evil" and he told us this because what we "resist,
persists" ... and this is due to the precise working of mental and
"affirm" that we have something that we don't yet have
possession of in the material, there is a contradiction between the
material and the mental. However, if we "choose" to have
something that is not yet manifest in the material we put the law of
mind in action without a contradiction in the material. And so we
must go to the deeper level of mind in order to know that "we have
it" and in order to manifest it. At this deeper level
of mind, we are not using either our conscious or subconscious mind but
we are in "silent communion" with the Mind of G-d; Spirit
Itself. This is why Dr. Richelieu tells us: "you
are never broken in spirit, for Spirit can never be broken"
... but we will
"think we are" until we develop the patience and persistence
to sit in silent communion until our spirit is touched by the Spirit of
Life Itself and "renewed" on the spiritual side of life.
"way" to eliminate or diminish this "imposed
duality" in our life experience is to begin to see through it at
all levels of our life; material, mental and spiritual. Realize in
the "material" that the world in which we live is filled with
unlimited abundance even when evidence of poverty is present by
purposefully making note of the abundance that you see with your own
eyes. In the mental we can gain this realization by visualizing
and imaging abundance and wealth and affirming that there is more than
enough for all to share and to spare. And in the spiritual, we can
just relax our mind into the Spirit and let the Spirit move through our
consciousness in Its own perfect way.
always remember and never forget the words of Dr. Murphy,
can use any power in nature two ways" ... we can use our mind
to agree with the "imposed" belief in lack and limitation,
poverty, illness ... or we can use our mind at all levels of life;
material, mental, spiritual to enter into the absolute knowing that "the
Lord our G-d is one Lord" ... this Lord is our own individual
law of mind in perfect alignment with the law of G-d ... it is our
miracle within us ... waiting for the Spirit to reveal it to us.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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