to yourself: "There is nothing within me that denies my good.
There is nothing within me that denies my prosperity. There is
nothing within me that denies me the right job. There is nothing
within me that denies me love and companionship. There is nothing
within me but the wonderful realization of my oneness with Infinite
Intelligence, the source of all supply of every kind and
description." What is inside of us is what counts, not what
appears on the outside to be causing us unhappiness or problems.
Because our nature seems to get us off track now and then, we must
constantly be aware that the universe is on our side. There is
nothing in the whole universe against us. We are one with it. ...
Say: "I affirm my oneness with life today. Turning my
attention away from problems, I keep in alignment with my Source, from
which my every need is met."
- Dr. Frank E. Richelieu, The Art Of Being Yourself
let them ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a
wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind."
1:6, Holy Bible
can read in the science of mind and other spiritual philosophies, that
we must "turn from the problem, to the solution" and we must
make a definite decision to do so. This can also be stated as,
"turn from what we don't want, to that which we want" ... and
keep our mind focused on having it. But, as Dr. Frank Richelieu
points out above, our nature seems to get us off track now and then ...
and so we must become even more definite in our decision to move forward
towards our ideals and don't look back.
If we are choosing to experience a
wonderful, loving relationship, we must not look back at the days of
loneliness or previous relationships that were not all that we desired
them to be. And this means not to linger in our mind on those
relationships that we wish we had had either. We didn't have them
for a reason ... and it was a good reason. We must remain
steadfast in our decision to have the wonderful, loving relationship
that we choose to have now. Our inner attentiveness to that which
we want and a definite choosing of the ideals that we seek in a
relationship, will bring forth the right relationship soon enough.
Creating within our mind that which we want, is somewhat like
"conscious dreaming" ... but, in reality, it is aligning
ourselves with Creative Mind.
Some of us may be looking for another job, or
career. One that compensates us more generously than the one we
have. Or, one in which we feel a greater appreciation for our
efforts. This new job or career is not going to open up to our
awareness if we are still thinking about how unappreciated we are in our
current job, or thinking of how unfair our compensation is. Our
mind must be filled with the images and feelings of success and
satisfaction in the job or career we desire. Don't look back to
the job that you have left in your consciousness ... even if you are
still currently employed in it. Do everything in your present job
... as if, you were doing it in the job in which you are well
compensated and appreciated, and the new opportunity will show up in the
right and perfect time. Feelings of accomplishment, felt within
our own heart and mind, have tremendous attracting power.
More and more people are becoming aware of
the power within them to create the life experience they desire.
Country Music star, Brad Paisley, in the August edition of
"Reader's Digest Magazine" has this advice for his sons:
"Visualize what you want out of life with all your might.
Close your eyes and build it in your mind. If you want to be an
architect, visualize the things you want to build. If you want to
be a songwriter, visualize the effect your music will have on the
audience. That's what I do. If you don't dream about what
you want, it will never come true."
Brad Paisley's words will definitely have a
powerful effect on his sons, just as he has demonstrated in his own
life. When we seek the new in our inner world, we automatically
take our mind off the past. And even if our present circumstances
are challenging, using our mind to visualize, image, or affirm that
which we want, will provide the way for us to move through the
challenges to a life more desirable.
The great metaphysician, Dr. Robert H.
Bitzer, wrote in his book, "All Power To You," that we
"Do not fight an unpleasant environment. That which surrounds
us is the manifestation of thought. If it does not fulfill our desire we
change our attitude and create a larger expression. We Increase
Our Mold Of Acceptance. God-in-man is harmoniously expressed, and
provides adequate opportunity to express our recognition of what we
Each and every one of us
that is dealing with a financial issue, a health issue, a career issue,
or a relationship issue ... cannot afford to look back ... not even to
yesterday ... for we will only increase the negatives by giving them our
attention. We must reject doubt and affirm faith. We must
look forward with the realization of a larger expression of Life.
We must take into our mind ideas that let us "live large" so
we can live to the best we can imagine for ourselves. Let us
always remind ourselves that destiny is a matter of choice, not chance.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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