Sunday, August 19, 2001
The Master Mind Jesus, stated, "I and the
Father are One." And of course, we can believe this
without doubt, for God is Omnipresent. Since God is Omnipresent
and we can read in scripture that, "He is
closer than breathing," then, a reasonable person
understands that God hears every word we speak, every thought we think
and is part of every action we take. Since we are always in the
Presence of the Presence, then we are praying without ceasing.
We might ask, if we are already praying then why do we take special
periods of time to pray? This question is important and its
importance becomes greater as we move into the awareness that we are
praying without ceasing. Since we live in the world of effects,
most of us experience times when we lose sight of the fact that we are
in the Presence of the Presence. So, we do things like gossip, or
criticize others, or we get sad or mad and even depressed because we
don't think God is listening to us at all. But God is always
listening and always giving us what we give out into the Universe.
If we are expressing God by giving of our joy, our love, our peace, our
harmony, our strength, our goodwill and even our money, then all this is
returned to us multiplied abundantly. "As
we give, so we receive." This is a Principle of Life
we can depend on. However, if we give of these things but we throw
in a little criticism, judgment, deceit, dishonesty, gossip, doubt, fear
and gloom - guess what - God gives us that back too! When we do it
we don't realize that we are praying, that we are asking for this to be
an experience in our own lives. But we are, whether we realize it
or not! That's why the Master Teacher stated, "love your
neighbor as yourself - judge with righteous judgment - as you sow, so
shall you reap." We are the Thinker that Thinks the Thoughts
that Create our Experiences. Need I say more?
And this is why we must take time out for "concentrated
prayer." We must remove from our very own consciousness the
"stuff" that we do not want, the "stinking thinking"
that entered our consciousness, unconsciously from our habitual
"wrong thinking," from our not being aware that we are
praying without ceasing. Periods of Prayer, then, become periods
of "cleaning up" that which we have created
"evidence" of in our consciousness that we do not want to
"experience" in our Life. The 5 Steps of Scientific
Prayer practiced properly, has a rhythm and energy that dissolves the
attachments we hold in consciousness to the things that we
"unconsciously" created in our consciousness. How do we
know that we have created evidence of the negative in our consciousness?
By being honest with ourselves and understanding that whatever we are
experiencing, we have created the experience, first, in consciousness.
We created it, so we don't have to look for the person who did it.
We can't blame anyone else because they didn't do it. We did.
And that is the Good News, because if we created it, then we have the
power to create its opposite! If we are experiencing sickness, we
can create health by ridding our consciousness of the evidence of
sickness. We can affirm health, wholeness and perfection in its
place. If we are experiencing poverty, we can affirm prosperity,
and reinforce our belief in God as our Supply. If we are
experiencing loneliness or depression, we can affirm that Divine Joy is
within us and create a greater conviction that it is the experience that
we truly desire and accept for ourselves. We must spiritualize our
thoughts and our words so that we lift ourselves up in consciousness
above and beyond the "stuff" that is appearing in the world we
We live in a world where the negative makes the headlines and is blasted
to our listening ears from our radios and television sets. As we
accept all this gloom and doom in our consciousness, this acceptance
creates within us the "possibility" of gloom and doom in our
lives. But, we are not subject to the world of effects and
Scientific Prayer can rid our consciousness of its "seeming"
power to deceive us into believing that this is the way Life has to be.
As we maintain the awareness
that we, everyone, is created in the image and likeness of God and that
we are always in the Presence of the Presence, this understanding
empowers us to create a beautiful and magnificent Life that is filled
with joy, love and purpose as we fill our mind and hearts with joyful,
loving, purposeful prayers without ceasing.
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,