people say, "If I affirm, "I am successful" when I am a
failure, or if I say to myself, "I am wealthy" when I am
broke, I am lying to myself, and I seem to get worse and experience the
opposite of what I affirm or claim to be true." ... The
reason for this is that the belief in lack, failure, and limitation is
dominant in their subconscious mind, and every time they affirm wealth,
they resurrect the thought of lack. They fail to understand how to
tap the riches of the Infinite, because they don't know the workings of
the mind. ... For those who honestly feel that lack of understanding, I
recommend a very simple procedure by asking them a simple question:
Do you believe in wealth, that bountiful wealth exists, and that the
Infinite cannot fail? It is all powerful and there is nothing to
oppose it. Therefore, success is a principle of life." -
Dr. Joseph Murphy, D.D., D.R.S., Ph.D., LLD.
Far too many of us continue to believe
that we will have wealth, but have yet to attain any measurable increase
in our income. I believe the reason for this is that most people
do not understand that money is an "effect" ... not a
"cause" ... and until we increase our understanding of
"cause" and "effect" in regards to wealth, we won't
become much wealthier than we are today. Money does not make us
rich. Our consciousness of abundance makes us rich. And each
of us have the ability to develop a consciousness of abundance as we get
into the spirit of living in a universe that is filled with an abundance
of all things.
Whenever we think about something, we
connect with it in Mind. This is why the Master Mind Jesus knew
that he was always connected with G-d, Infinite Mind. When we
dwell on the good, we are in essence, dwelling on G-d, for all the good
that will ever be available to us, is part of G-d. The Radical
Jesus said, "don't call me good, only the Father is good."
He was speaking of the infinite abundance that is available to us as we
dwell in our mind on G-d and on the qualities of G-d that creates within
us an awareness of infinite good.
Often people will write to me and tell me that
they know that they have demonstrated the negative conditions that they
are experiencing. And I agree with them, but I also know that what
we are experiencing today is what we have believed in the past ... but,
we can change our beliefs and what we think about. Most of us have
demonstrated negative conditions because we did not realize that G-d
would respond to us in the affirmative, if we were affirming the good
rather than the negative. The Master Mind Jesus' declaration that
"it is done unto you as you believe" is the truth for all of
us. But, it is not just the truth, it is the truth all the time.
It is the truth in what we believe about ourselves and the truth of what
we believe about others. Every idea that is accepted in our mind
as the truth, is responded to and often multiplied abundantly ... both
the positive and the negative. We cannot be reminded of this too
often for it is imperative that we not only understand it, but that we
make the mental effort to direct our thoughts more consciously to the
So many of us seek money thinking that it will
give us security, peace of mind, happiness and freedom ... but it can't.
Money has no power over these things in our lives. And for some of
us, money can make a misery where there was none. Many people who
become rich with money allow the money to influence them to the point
that they become miserable ... to themselves and to others.
Money-rich people can be so fearful of losing their money that they
become consumed with keeping as much money for themselves as they can,
even when it means they short-change others and become indifferent to
the needs of people around them. This stifles the Law of
Circulation and blocks the flow of wealth. This
"entitlement" mentality only makes for a life of frustration
and angst, and few realize that they have done it to themselves.
It is the difference between a consciousness of wealth and being
money-rich. When we have a consciousness of wealth we know that no
matter how much we pay out, give out, or even perhaps lose in the stock
market, our money will rise to the level of our consciousness of wealth
The truth-statement, "money flows
from us, not to us," is difficult for many people to grasp.
Credit cards and easy financing have failed us in our quest to
demonstrate wealth and instead we have demonstrated debt, because we
have given them the power of "cause" when they are merely
"effects" ... and sadly, the effects of debt consciousness.
When we make the mental effort to develop a consciousness of wealth,
sufficient power will flow from this consciousness out into our world of
experience and attract to us money and all things necessary that match
our consciousness of wealth. We don't have to go into debt to have
the things we want, or to short-change anyone, or clip coupons or any
other such nonsense, our consciousness of wealth will attract its own
with precision ... "as within, so without." That which
we are to have by divine right, does not require a credit card or a debt
which we cannot pay.
Let us turn within to our
consciousness and dwell on that which we desire to experience.
Let's go to G-d, in our mind, with the joy of knowing that as we feel at
peace with our desires and accept them with a quiet confidence, we .
shall experience them. Take the time each day to let the power
that dwells within us, connect us to our good ... in other words,
"wait on the Lord" ... for when that which is perfect comes,
that which is imperfect, based on our new wealth consciousness, will
come to an end.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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