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Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates 
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                   "We do not like to make the mental effort necessary to set us apart as an original or independent thinker.  This is true in many fields, but it is especially true in the field of religion.  We accept without question the ideas presented to us by our ancestors.  Martin Luther said, "any religion that a man has not made for himself is a superstition and not a religion." - May Rowland, Director of Silent Unity 1916-1971, "The Magic of the Word" pg. 75

Both Canada and the United States celebrate freedom with a week of each other with Canada Day (July 1st) and Independence Day (July 4th).  Both celebrations are evidence of the Truth that "liberty" is the first Law of Spirit.  Everyone wants freedom no matter what form of government they may live under and this is one of the most compelling aspects of Spirit within us.  Our creative expression is dependent on freedom to be fully realized and expressed.  We are at our best when we feel free to express the gifts of the Spirit within us in our own unique way.

     In a flash of intuitive knowing, Dr. Holmes wrote: 
"I believe in the incarnation of Spirit in everyone and that all people are incarnations of the One Spirit."  And, "I believe that heaven is within me and that I experience it to the degree that I become conscious of it." This is really a restatement of what the Master Mind Jesus was teaching and for the most part has been ignored by the masses of people who continue to look for a heaven beyond their inner mind. 

In 1978 the followers of Jim Jones, 918 of them, took their lives because he convinced them that this world was against them.  Jones was a Disciples of Christ minister who twisted his religion into something manipulative and dangerous.  And the results at Jonestown revealed this in a very sad way as the people who followed him without question, took not only their own lives, but also the lives of their children.  People in the United States were shocked by the incident, but few saw it as a lesson for all of us rather than just a tragedy for those involved.  Why did these people surrender their freedom to Jones?  We will never know the answer to this question, but what we do know is that anytime anyone tells us that we must follow them anywhere in order to find a greater good, or G-d, they are leading us astray, for G-d is everywhere present ... the same here and the same in the hereafter.

     In October 2009, 3 people died in a sweat lodge while participating in an event led by James Ray.  Ray's background in telemarketing gave him the experience to turn "spiritual seekers" into "customers."  He was given great exposure on Oprah, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Fortune Magazine and The New York Times.  All of these Media types were highly impressed with his success and achievement of wealth.  He was a major participant in the promotion of the book, "The Secret" ... but the problem with the book is that too many marketing people and too few spiritual people were involved in its promotion.  The inspiration for "The Secret" came from the book by Wallace D. Wattles, "The Science of Getting Rich" ... but the spiritual principles found in Wattles book were glossed over in favor of "marketing" a way to get rich without the development of consciousness.  We don't develop consciousness by following others, but by learning to be led and guided by the Spirit as it moves through our individual minds.  And just as Jim Jones attempted to lead his followers to a heaven somewhere in the Great Beyond, James Ray led his followers to identify with poverty, homelessness, and physical discomfort in a  sweat lodge.  Even though Ray's books do mirror much that is taught in metaphysics, too much of what he teaches actually contradicts metaphysics.  And in this case, marketing trumped Principle and the results were disastrous.

The Jim Jones and James Ray incidents are lessons for all of us. We must understand that the nature of freedom is inherent in our spirit as we are incarnations of the One Spirit, G-d.  As Dr. Holmes wrote, "I believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is One God. ... I believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling Presence."  And in this personal relationship that we all have with G-d there is freedom.  But the same thing that frees us can also hold us in bondage to false ideas and to false teachers.  No one can think for us and no one knows what our relationship is with the Divine ... what our purpose is, or what our intentions are ... for all these are in our own individual mind ... known only by the Mind of G-d. 

      The development of consciousness is our only way to freedom for true freedom is in the Spirit.  We can begin to develop a greater consciousness of freedom by examining these words from Dr. Holmes:
  "I believe in my own soul, my own spirit and my own destiny; for I understand that the life of all is God."  We must stop looking to others for our answers and solutions and begin to turn within to the Power and Presence of Spirit within us for our everything.

     "Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for Him.  In Hebrew, "Be silent in God, and let Him mould thee."  Keep still, and He will mould thee to the right shape," wrote Martin Luther.  And in doing this we shall experience that freedom from within that no one can infringe upon, for we shall be free in the Spirit.


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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