The Master Mind Jesus stated that we
must be willing to leave our parents, our sisters, brothers and good
friends. For many this statement sounds harsh and insensitive.
Most of us cannot imagine leaving our parents and those we love.
However, the Master Teacher was not talking about leaving them
physically ... but in Mind. In Religious Science we know there is
only One Mind, that Mind Is God, and that Mind is our Mind ... we are
all using the same Mind ... at the level we are willing to align our
thoughts and beliefs with the Universal or Infinite.
Most of us can look at
our life and see that we have demonstrated many people in our
experiences. Some of these people have supported us in our ideas
for a richer, fuller life .... but most of us have also attracted
people who have attempted to manipulate us for their benefit. Many
people become so comfortable in their "circle of friends" that
they lose the benefit of experiencing the ideas and energy of new and
different people. Our "circle of friends" almost always
are people we are very "comfortable" with ... but in being
"comfortable" we fall into the trap of letting Life slip away
from us ... and often times are manipulated into repressing or
suppressing ideas and concepts that are different in order to not
"make waves" ... but just like the ocean, waves are created by
activity and movement ... we can't grow without moving in Mind.
But, we must be willing to let go of the approval and opinions of those
we love sometimes in order to realize the greater happiness and freedom
that comes from "loosing" the old ideas and concepts that hold
us in the "comfort zone" for our "comfort zone"
can easily change into depression or frustration.
Spirit is always seeking expansion
... seeking a greater movement in Mind .. and sometimes this seeking
will result in our experiencing the end of relationships or friendships.
Why? Because these relationships and friendships no longer serve
us in our movement towards greater expansion in Mind, a greater
opportunity to realize the potential within our consciousness.
Often, these changes will result in bitterness and resentment. No
one likes to feel rejected ... but in reality ... there is no rejection
... only a change in consciousness that must express Itself.
This month I began
teaching the 5-Steps of Treatment or Scientific Prayer at the San
Fernando/Pacoima Light of Truth SOM Center, "Treat Your Self To
Life." When I began my initial work on preparing my
consciousness to bring "something new" to the 5-Steps, I
realized that the Steps in and of themselves are meaningless unless we
have an understanding of Infinite Mind and can align ourselves with Its
Nature. In order to do this, we have to "forget
everything we think we know." For the Nature of the Infinite
cannot be expressed through a mind filled with limitation or the
restrictions of human concepts. Our "circle of friends"
oftentimes will support our limitations ... rather than Infinite
possibilities. For example, our friends will
"sympathize" with us at the loss of our relationship or the
loss of our job ... but in this "sympathetic understanding" we
will be attached to the "feelings of loss" rather than
"opening our mind" to realize the highest and greatest Good
from the experience. The same "sympathetic
understanding" will take place when we experience illness or
financial problems ... but the mind that accepts
sympathy ... cannot accept healing... only the mind that knows that
there is Good in the experience and is determined to "reveal the
Good" can accept healing. Spiritual Mind Treatment or
Scientific Prayer is truly only a method used to "reveal the
Good" ... the Good that already exists ... and the Good must be
"revealed or realized in our consciousness." But the
consciousness that continues to accept both good and bad, through the
"false concept" of sympathetic understanding ... or the
seeking of approval or good opinions ... is not aligned with Infinite
If we take the time to "listen to
our Higher Self" in the Silence, we will realize glimpses of what
it is that we are to do ... glimpses of new ideas that may surprise us
... and sometimes even challenge us. Who in our experience
"challenges" us and who in our experience makes us feel
"comfortable?" Those who "challenge" us to be
more, to think differently ... to accept more ... are but our
consciousness coming to us in form ... and if we reject the experiences
that challenge us ... then we are rejecting the "activity" of
our own consciousness. Any "discomfort" we feel comes
from our belief in duality ... God and something else. We
must once and for all, give up our belief in duality ... if not we will
continue to demonstrate limitation in one form or another.
Spiritual Mind Treatment or Scientific Prayer
is useless to the mind that is entrenched in holding the approval and
good opinions of those around them ... for it will move us into
experiences that we cannot imagine. The Nature of the Infinite can
only be experienced by those who are willing to accept that they don't
have to know what Love, Peace, Harmony, Joy and Happiness looks like ...
or to be comfortable with the results ... only those who are willing to
let It express freely in their experiences.
Does this mean
that we must "leave our father and mother, sisters and brothers and
good friends," as the Master Mind Jesus stated? The answer is
no. All we must do is "expand our Circle of Friends" and
therefore bring into our Life experience a more definite alignment with
Infinite Mind ... freely allowing new experiences and ideas to manifest
in our Life. A powerful consciousness does not make any demands on
anyone ... nor does It seek anyone's approval or good opinion ... It
just expresses Itself freely ... "lifting up the
consciousness" of those who come into contact with it.
"If I be lifted up, I lift All unto me," stated the Powerful
Consciousness of Jesus.
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,