of the very most important lessons we learn from the Science of Mind and
from the teachings of the Master Mind Jesus, is that we must have
"faith in our self" ... for it is the Truth that God
can only do for us, what God can do through us. A consciousness
filled with a negative or inferior "self-image" can do little
to overcome the negative situations and conditions that invariably will
manifest from such "imaging" ... and stands little if any
chance of any measure of "self-mastery" over our lives.
This "house-divided" as written in scriptures ... will always
fall ... we cannot "expect" better days to come and at the
same time walk around "clue-less" to the image we have of
ourselves ... as it is the "image" that we have of ourselves,
by and large, that "causes" the situations and conditions that
are present in our experiences.
From the Science of
Mind: "To have faith in God is to
follow this faith through by having faith in the self. The
real self is God and as such is to be implicitly trusted. The spark
which burns at the center of our own soul is caught from the living and
eternal flame of the Spirit."
How many of us truly
understand that God In-dwells us? And if we understand it
intellectually ... do we "realize" it to the point where it
actually makes a difference in our lives? It is imperative that
each of us take a "spiritual look" at ourselves and ask
ourselves ... "how does God see me?" ... and does the way I
see myself reflect the beauty, the wholeness and the completeness that
God sees? For God does not recognize our weaknesses or our
human-created flaws. All that God sees is a
Perfect Idea ... a Perfect Image of Spirit, Life and Truth in expression
... for that is how God created us ... and only in our human judgment
does any of us fall short of this Perfect Idea in the Mind of God.
In reality, this is the Truth about us and will always be the Truth
about us ... but the Truth doesn't matter if we do not recognize It and
accept It. Far too many of us continue to look to people outside
of ourselves for our feelings of self-worth ... our self-esteem can
sometimes be so attached to what other people's opinions are of us that
we lead our entire lives being manipulated and intimadated by the people
around us ... and once the people who manipulate and intimadate us get
bored with us or find someone more useful to them ... we are
"crushed or depressed" until we demonstrate someone else to do
the same thing ... it is a life wasted to look to anyone outside of
ourselves to create our self-image! The same applies to
"comparisons" and "opinions" ... these are merely
the last devils of a false idea of Life that many people use to deny the
Infinite Goodness of God and fall into the only hell there is called
blame, arrogance and feelings of inferiority = self-pity. These
are feelings of "dis-empowerment" ... to allow these feelings
into our consciousness gives our power away ... our only true power ...
which is the "spirit" of us ... our "self-image."
We must replace our old ideas of ourselves with new ideas ... our old
thoughts of our selves ... with Higher Thoughts ... and as we do we will
demonstrate a richer, fuller, happier and healthier life experience.
"I recognize the Truth that I am a Perfect Idea in the Mind of God.
God sees me as perfect, whole and complete and so do I. I depend
on God's Idea of me for my self-image, for my inspiration and for my
feelings of self-worth. I know that as I see myself as God sees me
... I see my life experiences fill with this image of beauty, joy and
perfection from within me. I am fully satisfied that I am the
"cause" unto my world of experiences ... and I see this Light
shine brightly through all my affairs."
So It Is!