desperation – always abused – quarrel with self – confusion
– hopeless struggle – doubt – non acceptance – disorder –
peace regarding the need – faith in the Universe – abundance
– God the Source – a positive choosing, a definite asked for –
gratitude – acceptance – love."
- W. Frederick
Keeler, Christian Victory Instruction
In the teachings of
Jesus and the evolutionary science of mind, we learn that "all is
consciousness" ... that is, all that we are aware of comes from our
measure of knowing the truth that "all is G-d and all is
good." A great teacher said: "All that you have is
evidence of your consciousness out-pictured in your experience."
So we know that in order to have evidence of more of the good that we
desire to experience, we must find within our mind ... within our
thoughts ... that which is limiting our good and eliminate it so that
the flow of more and more good will show up in our daily experiences.
At first, this may seem almost impossible, but when we realize that the
Spirit and Law are found in "simplicity" ... then, we realize
that what we may think is a minor thing, may in truth, be the enormous
obstruction that is blocking the flow of good and more good from
manifesting in our life experiences.
Long before Louise Hay wrote her spiritual
masterpiece, "You Can Heal Your Life" in 1984, W. Frederick
Keeler wrote, "Christian Victory Instruction" in 1945.
Both books provide for us insight into the "cause" behind the
issues that we want to transcend or heal, and the "solutions"
that are available to us to do just that. Every difficulty has a
"mental cause" and every difficulty has a "mental
solution" ... knowing this, we can look at the evidence presented
to us in the physical; i.e. financial lack, illness, emotional
disturbances, etc. ... and focus on the "mental solution" ...
taking our mind off the problem and directing our energy to the
solution. Dr. Joseph Murphy wrote that "poverty is a mental
dis-ease" ... and so we know that "prosperity is a mental
acceptance" of more and more good.
The benefits to
understanding the "broad definition" of "mental
cause" is that we may find something within our "beliefs"
that is "limiting" us that we are not aware of. I
received a message from someone and at the bottom of the message this
statement was written: "Belief is passive. Faith is
active." In the spiritual, this is not wholly the truth.
Our subconscious responds to our "beliefs" automatically and
precisely. Whatever we hold as true at the deepest level of our
mind, will be validated in our experiences. And often we are not
aware of what these "beliefs" are until they are evidenced in
our experiences. Faith is active but is dependent on our beliefs.
Very few of us are willing to act on something that we do not believe
in. And, often we have faith in people and things that do not
Let's take a look at W. Frederick Keeler's
"Correspondent or Cause" that manifests as lack of supply, or
financial struggle, in our lives. Do we identify with any of these
things for our self or for someone else? Each of these
"correspondents" is something that we have accepted mentally;
confusion, desperation, doubt, disorder, etc. ... and if we are
having issues with "supply" in any form; money, love, health,
happiness, etc. ... then, it is time for us to eliminate these mental
acceptances, and accept something better for our self and for others.
So, we look at the "Solution or treatment" that will manifest
as more and more good manifesting in our experience. In other
words, we want to "get the consciousness" of abundance and
prosperity, health, happiness, etc. ... only as we "get the
consciousness" can we be assured that the good that we
"accept" for ourselves will be made manifest in our
experiences. There is no "secret" to this ... it has
been known since the Master Mind Jesus taught, "it is done unto you
as you believe" ... the only "secret" is that we
must "establish the consciousness" in the "secret place
of the Most High G-d" ... that is, "deeply within our
mind" as a strong belief in the good, which in turn, establishes
faith that is powerful.
The answer to prayer must
come from an "inner knowing" that more and more good is
available and that the Infinite responds to our specific
"asking" for it to be made manifest in our lives. This
"inner knowing" cannot be dependent on anything in the
"physical" but dependent on Principle, First Cause, G-d,
Infinite Power and Intelligence. And each and every one of us has
the ability to "establish this consciousness" ... as we choose
to experience more and more good, every day in every way.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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