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             "One of the great difficulties in the contemporary study of Universal Laws is that we are likely to indulge in too much theory and too little practice.  As a matter of fact, we only know as much as we can prove by actual demonstration.  That which we cannot prove may, or may not, be true but that which we can prove certainly must be, and is, the truth."  -  (paraphrased) Dr. Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

         "Proverbs 16: Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established."
- The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

       There is good reason why some early metaphysical writers filled their books with everyday testimonies of people who demonstrated the results of their prayers or spiritual treatments.  Metaphysics is a practical teaching that gives us tools to use our "mind power" effectively in our every day lives.  It has been proven over and over again dating back to the teachings of Jesus and beyond.  But, none of that truly matters unless we can personally make the demonstration.  As Dr. Holmes once stated, "all may be beautiful and abundant in the Universe, but unless you are personally experiencing this beauty and abundance, it really makes no difference to you."  And in the Book of James we can read: 2:14 "What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?  Can that faith save him?"  The Science of Mind combined with the teachings of the Master Mind Jesus can make a difference in our lives.  It is not an esoteric teaching, it is a teaching, that if put into practice, can change our lives in dramatic ways.  It is not based on "feeling good" ... but demonstrating good in our lives.  It is all well and good to be cheerful and positive, but a false sense of cheer or positive-ness won't change anything in our lives.

     "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us,"
wrote Emerson, and this is true for every one of us.  No matter what it is that we seek to accomplish in life, or what we desire to do, we can use spiritual treatment to bring forth a greater success and prosperity in our experience.  When we formulate a spiritual treatment in our mind, we are drawing on that which "lies within us" ... that is, the image and embodiment of that which we seek to have or to experience ... what we imagine ourselves to be or desire to accomplish.  

Spiritual treatment can be used for anything good that we desire to do, to be, or to have ... that is, as long as it takes nothing away from anyone else.  Let's take a look at a practical example of what an effective daily spiritual treatment would look like for a self-employed carpenter.
       If I were a carpenter, I would recognize, in my mind, that there is an Intelligence that permeates the universe in which I live, and that this Intelligence is All-Knowing ... not only does It know what to do, It knows how to do it.  It is a living presence in All things and in All people.  There is nothing that can obstruct this Intelligence, for It is G-d; It is All-Power, All-Knowing and always available at the point at which It is recognized.
      Having recognized what G-d Is , I identify with It knowing that I am a part of this living presence, this Intelligence and this Power ... I am in It and It is in me.  I  accept this as the truth about me, and in doing so, I know what to do and how to do what it is that I am to do.  I know that since I am a carpenter, G-d seeks to express Itself through me as a carpenter; a successful, highly-skilled, and prosperous carpenter.
      Having identified what G-d seeks to do through me, I declare with confidence within myself, that as I go through this day and every day, that God-in-me, knows what to do, and does it.  That this Presence that I recognize as a living presence, guides me and directs me to a greater and greater success in all that I do.  I declare and know that this Intelligence knows who requires my work as a carpenter, is willing to compensate me fairly for it, and brings us together for our mutual benefit. 
"The laborer is worthy of his hire," and I know that as I declare that this Intelligence reveals to me the best that I can do, I willingly do my best in all that I do, always open and receptive to new ideas and ways to improve my skills and abilities to provide the best results possible for my ever-increasing numbers of customers who value my work and who are happy to pay for exceptional quality.
      Right now, I accept that these words activate the creative law and attract to me all that I have declared to be so.  I accept that this is the truth for me now, right now, right where I am.  I am filled with enthusiasm and gratitude as I begin my day expecting that the words that I have spoken are revealed as the truth in all things that concern me.  I know that as I have recognized G-d, identified with It, declared definitely and specifically what I accept for myself, that my words are aligned with the creative action that manifests my success and prosperity, now, through me, as me, and for me.  And for this, I am so very grateful for the presence of God-in-me, surrounding me, pressing against me, and is everywhere present.  And so it is.

I know and I believe that this spiritual treatment will benefit a carpenter or anyone else who consistently uses it and gets in the spirit of it.  There is a power in our mind, but we must demonstrate that this is so, or otherwise we won't believe it is so ... we may want to think it is, or hope it is ... but we won't know, until we see the visible results gained from recognizing and identifying with this power.  Dr. Frank Richelieu included these powerful words in his book, "The Art Of Being Yourself":  "Say to yourself right now:  "There is only one infinite, divine, perfect, governing Power and that Power is in me, of me, as me, and for me right now."  Hold fast to this thought.  Give it supremacy.  You are not sweeping problems under the rug; you are taking command of your own life.  Let everything else be subservient to the one governing Power.  Everything!"  

      We must identify within ourselves that success and abundant living are merely effects of living in a greater awareness of G-d, Infinite Intelligence.  If I were a carpenter, a plumber, a banker, or a candlestick maker ... I would seek to express the best of me as each of these ... for whatever it is that I am now, I know and I know that I know, G-d seeks to express something greater through me, as me, and for me, as I am doing the thing that is before me to do.


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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