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Sunday, July 01, 2001

"The mathematical necessity that thoughts of Love shall heal fear, hate, confusion, etc."
     
- Definition of "Science of Love" by Dr. Ernest Holmes
                                
                       Under the Law of Love, the true nature of Reality must be Love, unity and peace; in other words, a consciousness of Love's true nature supercedes all other thoughts of consciousness and heals them.  As Dr. Holmes states above, thoughts of Love heal fear and confusion.  We can easily find the Principle that applies to Love in the Bible in the Book of John:  "Perfect Love casts out all fear."  This Principle is just as dependable and precise as the principles of mathematics; 4 times 4 equals 16 - always, never more and never less.  "Perfect Love casts out all fear."  Fear is the element that separates us from friendship, good family relationships and most importantly "significant intimate" relationships.

                      Love is the outpouring of Spirit or God.  If we are not giving of the Love that is within us or we are not letting ourselves be loved, we are repressing the most important impulse that originates from God.  If we endeavor to withdraw from or repress tender affection, we may withdraw from the very thing most needed for our salvation, since love is truly the link between the human and the Divine.  We must reflect the Love from the Divine in order to maintain both a healthy mind and a healthy body.  This Love is so powerful that repressing it can be disastrous to both our mental health and our physical health.

                       We must be careful that in our efforts to realize that God Is Love, that we don't fail to strengthen our faith in our ability to reflect that Love.  Our ability to reflect Divine Love is just as real as Love itself.  We are the reflection of Love, and we must acknowledge this fact.  God Is Love and this Love must be reflected through us.  But, most of us move through life not understanding that the Love we seek can only be equal to the Love that we reflect.  We create more Love in our lives by understanding the Principle, "perfect Love casts out all fear."  Using this Principle we know that nothing or no one determines the amount of Love reflected in our experiences but us.  Fear keeps us separate and apart from Love.  Most importantly, fear keeps us from loving ourselves.

                       We cannot make anyone love us.  We can let our self be loved. 
We must let go and let God be the Giver of Love.  We cannot let ourselves be loved as long as we hold lingering thoughts and beliefs in our consciousness that we are somehow unlovable.  This can never be true for the image of our self that we love must be the awareness that we are created in the image and the likeness of God.  We must begin by loving ourselves, unconditionally, and never allow ourselves to put anyone out of our heart.  For most of us this requires time in prayer, meditation and communion with God.

"To love is to have power, and to be loved is to be given more power.  Let all that ye do be done in love."  I Cor. 16:14
                                 
 And So It Is!           

Letting Love use me in Its own Good Way,
Henry Lee Bates