the Holy Bible and the Torah, Psalm
in me a clean heart, O
G-d, and renew a right spirit within me.” -
This is a profound spiritual statement and we shall be wise to
understand what the Psalmist is guiding us to do for there are two
directives in this statement; to realize a clean heart and to renew a
right spirit. And we find something similar in the teaching of
the Master Mind Jesus when he stated "let not your heart be
troubled" ... in other words both are directing us to release the
trouble in our heart; that is those things that trouble us and cause
us to feel depressed or helpless or the feeling of despair. Let
these things go for they shall block us from experience the right
spirit within; the spirit that feels confident, joyful and motivated
to think only towards the good and the greater things we desire to
The American Mystic Ernest Holmes in his book "This Thing Called
You" gives us guidance that will cause us to realize a clean
heart and a renewed spirit. He writes: "Words
are molds into which the creative substance of your consciousness
flows. Words without meaning, while they may have some effect
through constant repetition, cannot have the same effect that words
with meaning have. Your words will have meaning in such degree
as you actually feel that they are the activity of the Spirit within
What one can do all can do is the Law of the Universe and although the
Master Mind Jesus taught that "these
things I do and greater things still shall you do"
few people accept this as the truth for themselves. We all have
that greater thing still within us that we can do but we must have
confidence that we can. This confidence has been stifled by the
inactivity of our mind. We look to other people for advice, for
guidance, for help with even trivial things. We get an ache we
run to a doctor and we do what he or she tells us to do without
question ... at least most people do most of the time. We suffer
needlessly because we don't accept that our words have meaning and the
degree in which they do is determined by our faith; not in the words
of someone else, but in our own words that have real meaning to
it not written in your Law: I have said ye are gods?"
the Master Mind Jesus asked the people. And I am sure most of
those who heard him were wondering what the heaven he was talking
about. And the generations since of those people's children
still don't know what he was talking about. They run to the
churches to christen their babies and baptize their children and fear
the consequences from their traditional God if they aren't baptized
themselves without realizing that physical activities mean nothing, it
is consciousness that is everything. Yes, the world has done well in getting people to
act on the things that mankind has taught them will bring them closer
to G-d but all the while ignoring that none of these things matter
unless our mind be "renewed"
... that is, that we remember that we were first spirit before having
this human experience and that we are to be in the world, but not of
the world. Our heaven is at hand ... in our mind which is the
avenue in which our spirit is expressed.
I credit these words to Ernest Holmes although the thought behind them
are not unique to him: "The
authority for your words is in your works. The only authority
you have for your belief is the authority of what they belief
accomplishes. Jesus would have left no lasting mark on history
if he had not proved what he believed. When he said,
"Peace," there was peace. When he said to the wind and
the wave, "Be Still!" the wind and the wave were
stilled. When he told the paralyzed man to get up and walk, the
man got up and walked."
all are aware of the profound statement of truth that "faith
without works is dead"
and no one can deny this. So all those who declare that they
have faith ... put your faith to the test. Test it and
strengthen it. Speak your word. Let the Spirit flow
through you as personality that is more spirit than person. You
are the personality of G-d Mind, Spirit, Power and Intelligence ...
let the Spirit in and It will renew a right spirit within you.
SO IT IS!
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