in the first-person] "There is One Infinite
Mind from which all things come. This Mind is through, in, and
around me. It is the Only Mind there is and every time I think, I
use It. There is One Infinite Spirit and every time I say, "I
am" I proclaim It. There is One Infinite Substance and every
time I move, I move in It. There is One Infinite Law and every
time I think, I set this Law in motion. There is One Infinite God
and every time I speak to this God, I receive a direct answer.
ONE! ONE! ONE! "I am God and there is none else."
There is One Limitless Life, which returns to the thinker exactly what I
think into It. One! One! One! "In all, over all, and
through all." I talk, live, act, believe and know that I am a
center in this One. All the Power there is, all the Presence there
is, all the Love there is, all the Peace there is, all the Good there
is, and the Only God there is, is Omnipresent. Consequently, the
Infinite is in and through me and is in and through everything.
"Act as though I am and I will be."
- Dr. Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind
Even before I read the paragraph above
from Dr. Holmes, I was on a spiritual high. I have had so many
experiences in this past few weeks that have reinforced within my mind
the One Infinite Law in action. And when we realize that the Law
works without any effort on our part excepting for our "pattern of
thought" we realize that this Life is God's ... and this Life is
People often tell me that they have so much
that requires healing from their past ... and I always realize that this
is a "belief" that must be released in order to experience the
true blissful nature of the Divine as It desires expression through us
... now. To see ourselves as needing to "overcome" something
from the past ... is just a thought. And it is just a thought that
we can choose to change. To declare within our mind that "I
am perfect, whole and complete" will resonant to the depths of our
being as the Truth. To act as though we are perfect, whole and
complete, is accomplished by imaging within our mind a "sense"
of what it is like to be so. To believe that healing is more than
"right-thinking" can create a feeling of desperation or
hopelessness. Every belief that contradicts the Presence of God as
Omnipotent, is a false belief.
God has not created blocks or obstructions to our
enjoyment of the Good Life ... these are created by our thoughts ...
which become our beliefs. There is more Good for us than we shall
ever experience, and each experience of Good will create within us an
expanded awareness of Good and in this expanded awareness of Good, we
realize that there are limitless choices available to us. We shall
come to that point in our spiritual experience that is similar to a
child in a candy store ... everything looks so good, but we know that we
can't have it all ... so we must choose what we are to have today, and
tomorrow more Good will be available to us. And
as long as we keep the ego out of the picture ... our choices will always
be satisfying to us.
To realize Omnipresence, we are to "live
by faith, not by sight" ... faith tells us that God is Good and All
that God Is, is Good. And this is easy enough to do if we stay at
home isolated from the world or sit alone on the top of a mountain ...
but, this is not the situation for most of us. We are participants
in the world in which we live and our participation brings us into
contact with many diverse people, conditions and circumstances ... some
of which do not always gain our recognition as Good automatically.
And this is one of the most important steps in metaphysical
demonstration ... we don't see all things and all people as Good ... we
"know" all things and all people are Good ... no matter what
the "appearance" may be presenting to us. This is
"faith in action" in our mind. It is only in our mind,
that we call some things and some people, "not good" ... and
it is in our mind that, in faith, we recognize only Good. This
recognition of All-Good, creates within our consciousness a pattern of
thought that, soon enough, becomes automatic to us. And when this
consciousness of All-Good has been developed within us, we know, and we
know that we know, that God is moving through us, as us and for
us. "Act as though I am and I will be" ... and when this
happens we can know without doubting and with certainty and assurance,
"that which is mine comes to me." That which we gain
through our dependence on the Principle, "All Is God and All Is
Good" ... we cannot lose.
We will never fear the loss of anything that we
receive from our dependence on Principle and Principle alone ... for
there is no power that can take something from us, or to diminish our
Good, when we recognize and know that what we have received has come
from the One Source, God ... as long as there is a doubt in our mind, we
have lessened the power of Principle in our mind. When
manipulation becomes our way of demonstration, we seldom experience the
peace of knowing that our Good is secure ... and in Truth It is
As we realize that we have demonstrated
through Principle, then we have all the joy, the security, the
happiness, and the peace, that comes with knowing that God has been made
manifest in our life. And when this happens we realize that we
have NEVER FELT SO GOOD ... for with our Good comes the Peace that
surpasses all understanding.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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