you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If
someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if
not, it will return to you. 7 Stay
there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker
deserves his wages."
13:12 "For whosoever hath, to him
shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath
not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. -
The Master Mind Jesus from the Gospels, Holy Bible, Holy Bible
first glance it might not be so apparent how these two passages in the
Gospels of Luke and Matthew foster a more prosperous and wonderful life,
yet as we look to the spiritual principles inherent within them we can
see that each directs us to just that. We must realize that G-d,
Infinite Spirit, works through a universal Law of Good for all. No
one can benefit at the expense of another. And because of the
action of these two spiritual principles, many people do not succeed and
many businesses fail. Yet, because of the action of these two
spiritual principles, many people achieve great success and many
businesses prosper abundantly.
When the Master Mind Jesus stated, "I
of mine own self can do nothing, it is the Father that doeth the
works," he was speaking of the "dominant"
spiritual principle at work in all things. And in this
understanding that when we align our thoughts and activities with this
universal spiritual Power, we shall have more, be more and do more than
those who don't. When we align our thoughts
"consciously" with these principles we may find that our state
of mind, or attitude towards our work or towards those we employ does
not "fit" the criteria necessary to be in tune with the
principle involved. This requires not only a mental and emotional
adjustment, but a spiritual one as well.
you are faced with a knotty financial dilemma, you always have a clear
choice of how you will deal with it. If you brood over the
letdown, the disappointment in a job, or some complete collapse of a
financial involvement, you simply magnify it out of all proportion.
It is like taking a pebble off the beach and holding it close to your
eyes. It may be a small stone, but held close enough it can
completely screen your view. Hold it at a proper viewing distance
and it can be examined and properly dealt with. Drop it at your
feet and it can become a part of a stone path. The Psalmist says,
"Thou hast put all things under his [humankind's] feet" (Psalm
The loss of a job or the failure of
some important financial project, held too closely in consciousness, may
appear to be the end of everything. As one man said when he was
passed over for promotion to a higher position: "My life is over!
I just can't go on." And because he allowed this experience
to obscure all else, he brooded for months and became so lethargic in
his work that he very nearly lost the position he did have.
Fortunately, in time, he came to his senses, realizing that by reason of
his immature reaction, he proved his unworthiness for the greater
responsibility. Life did go on. And later he was picked for
a higher post much more suited to his creative abilities. So it
proved to be a growth experience." -
Eric Butterworth, Spiritual Economics
life experiences are always revealing to us a better way, but we don't
always have the awareness that this is so. The one thing that
sticks in my mind from the writings of Wallace D. Wattles who wrote the
classic 1910 book, "The Science of Getting Rich," is the
simplicity of spiritual principles. Our relationship to Life is
one of simplicity, but too often we make it complex and a burden.
It is not. Life is simple when we maintain the attitude that
"Life is good, all the time" ... and perceive the
conditions and experiences that we find ourselves in from this highest
truth. In the spirit of "Life is
good, all the time" we must always look first for the
good that we can do, and act on it. In doing this, we will realize
a greater good automatically.
Someone recently told me of an incident
that they witnessed that was confusing and a miss-use of the Law of
Good. This person was in a health-care facility that employs many
people at low wages. One of the employees, a young woman; a single
mother supporting herself and two small children on a modest increase
over minimum-wage. The young woman is responsible and hard-working
even though the job barely pays her enough to sustain her and her
family. One day close to her payday, she found herself short of
money and needed $5.00 to buy gas for her car to get to work the next
day. She asked one of her fellow employees if they could loan her
the money until she received her paycheck in a few short days. The
fellow employee declined to loan her the money and a supervisor who
happened to overhear the conversation had her called into the human
resources department and she was reprimanded for seeking a loan from a
fellow employee. However, neither the supervisor nor the human
resources person offered her any assistance either from themselves or
the company ... only a threat. The person who told me of this
incident said that the young woman was so afraid of losing her job that
she burst into tears and this person gave her the money telling her that
someday she could "pay it forward"
and help someone else. This telling her to "pay it
forward" not only tapped into the spiritual principle of "give
and be given to" ... but also, offered this young woman
the confidence that she would someday be in a position to have
"enough to share and to spare." And what was the action
that was caused by the supervisor and the human resources person? It was
a negation of the good both for themselves and the company they worked
for. It is unlikely that neither the supervisor, the human
resources person or the company did not have $5.00 to give to this young
woman. I am certain they did. But, their refusal to give
when the opportunity to give was presented to them, will find its
objective outcome somewhere within the activity of their lives and the
company's bottom line. This is a simple, yet automatic
correspondent of a universal principle; "as
you sow, so shall you reap" ... and there are no
exceptions in the Law ... none.
Too often people "who have"
fail to realize that their "having" was "caused" by
the good that they did, along with the "action
of spiritual law" through the activities of not only
themselves but all those who were a part of their experience. This
is why they find themselves confronting the negative results of their
unconscious awareness of the action of the Law and its universal nature.
Without the action of spiritual law, nothing that we do can bring a
fuller, richer advancement into our life experience ... "I,
of mine own self can do nothing" Jesus said and this is
still the truth for everyone, everywhere.
Wealth given away for the greater Good,
even when it does not impact the individual's personal level of comfort,
follows a spiritual principle that even the most hard-nosed vulture
capitalist admires at some level of their soul. As we keep our mind "consciously" on the
Good and accept the Law of G-d as the Law of our lives, by our
"conscious" awareness and positive action that follow these
simple, yet profound spiritual principles taught by the Master Mind
Jesus and all the great spiritual teachers from the Bible and beyond,
wonderful things shall follow.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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