Sunday, July 15, 2001
14:31 - Jesus immediately reached out his hand
caught him, saying to him,
"O man of little faith, why did you
Why did we doubt? I am certain each
and every one of us has asked ourselves this question, perhaps more than
a few times during our life. Often people come into this teaching
and learn a little and then expect demonstrations of health, wealth,
success and wonderful relationships to happen overnight. I
attribute some of this expectation of "magic" solutions to
many of the writers and teachers of metaphysics. Many of them talk
from the demonstration that they have made but fail to inform the reader
that until they made their demonstration that gave them the
"experience of truth," they spent much time in prayer and
meditation and even more time moving through whatever their experience
was (sickness, poverty, low self worth) with clenched teeth denying the
appearances and affirming the truth (Good). They did not change
their consciousness overnight, I can assure you.
"To him that much is given, much is required." We
cannot escape this truth. For most of us we must begin to
dramatically change how we view the world we live in. Whatever the
vision for our life may be, we probably have many conditions,
circumstances and evidence that it is not what we have now. But, "Faith
is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not
seen" so we must work on what we are "seeing."
We must build a greater evidence, a more powerful sense, of the things
not seen than the evidence and sense of what we see. The Power
within us, whether we choose to call it our Higher Self, the Christ, the
Holy Spirit or whatever, responds to our convictions, our persistent
Faith and beliefs. We must make our Faith active by looking away
from the appearance of that which we no longer want, and we must turn
from the thoughts of it and build a consciousness of that which we do
want, a conviction so solid and strong that no matter what we see in the
visible we can turn within and with confidence and calm assurance claim,
"none of these things move me."
We build this conviction by closing our eyes to the world that we see.
Most of us don't need to look at it much anyway since it can look pretty
much the same until we change our view of it. With
our eyes closed we can begin to allow the creative process to fill our
imagination with purpose and conditions and circumstances that are
filled with every Good thing we can imagine for ourselves and more.
As we begin this process of closing our eyes and visualizing what we "now"
choose to see in the place of what we see with our eyes open, we begin
to tap into the One Infinite Mind, that is not limited by our individual
experiences, knowledge and understanding. As we allow this process
to unfold and remain "open" by "loosing"
the limitations and restrictions we have "self-imposed"
on our minds, we begin to "see" more
than what we have experienced, more than our "old"
way of seeing could possibly give evidence to. As we see
with our eyes closed our Divine Imagination begins Its perfect work of
expanding our consciousness, our awareness of the infinite possibilities
of Life. Our Imagination is not limited by the material, by time
and space nor by the facts. Remember, facts change, the Truth does
not. The Truth Is, we are One with God - not with limitation, lack
GOD LOVES BIG - GOD IS INFINITE - WE MUST BELIEVE
THAT THIS POWER AND PRESENCE THAT IS WITHIN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US CAN
MOVE MOUNTAINS!! BIG MOUNTAINS!! So, whatever the
"mountain" may appear to be that blocks us from our very Good,
we must build our Faith and it will be removed. We begin very
simply - "Close Your Eyes And See!"
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,