Thinking Prospers Me: I know
there is only one Source of my financial freedom, and it is God, the
living Spirit almighty. In my consciousness right ideas direct my
thinking in ways of abundance. I know that money is God in action. I
love and appreciate money in all its forms. I love and appreciate the
many channels through which it arrives in my bank account. I think in
prosperous ways and rejoice in my good.
I now demand that
every limited money pattern be erased from my subconscious mind. This
includes worry about money and fears of lack. This insidious
subconscious thinking is now gone and shall never return. My whole
consciousness is free to prosper today and in all days to come. This it
does with consistency and joy. All things are working together for my
happiness and freedom to do what I want at the time I want to do it.
In my consciousness
God is the principle of ease, giving me freedom to be all I choose to
be. I am always supported and upheld with spiritual ideas as I live life
effectively and happily. I give freely, receive freely the good I share
with others. I praise the wealth of God now circulating in all my
affairs.” - Dr.
Raymond Charles Barker, You Are Invisible
them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea,
let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure
in the prosperity of his servant. - Holy Bible
Prosperity principles have filled the pages of
spiritual literature throughout history. There is a reason for
this: once understood and put into practice they become
demonstrated in the lives of those who adhere to them. And,
throughout history people have judged spiritual principles as too
"airy, fairy" and have ignored them. This belief too has
been demonstrated as struggle, competition, stress and depression.
Spiritual principles are part of Mind, and Mind is G-d, and just as our
thoughts are within us, spiritual principles are within us. But,
too often people fail to take the time to learn how to demonstrate this
Law of Mind that was revealed throughout the Bible and the Torah; i.e.
Psalms 1:1 "Blessed is the man that walketh
not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."
This passage from Psalms is telling us
to keep our mind free and clear of negativity otherwise we shall not be
blessed. From Job to Jesus, this Law of Mind was demonstrated
clearly. God is a Principle of ease, not struggle or confusion.
This is an immutable, changeless spiritual law. Whatever it is
that is happening in our lives that we would like to heal, or
move-through, did not happen overnight and we must be patient with
ourselves as we develop a consciousness that looses whatever it is from
our experience. To do this we must align our mind with the good
... with that which is of G-d. The Infinite knows nothing of
discord, lack, illness, or discomfort. As I have stated before and
often, the language of G-d is affirmation. And so we must affirm a
greater good than that which we may be momentarily experiencing.
As we can learn from Psalm 35:27, "let the LORD be magnified"
... and "Lord" symbolizes the Law of Mind responding to our
affirmations and faith.
The Law of Mind can be energized by both
affirmations and denials. "I
now demand that every limited money pattern be erased from my
... this is a "denial" ... denials are used instead of
affirmations when there appears to be resistance in our mind to
accepting a greater good. Now, some will say, that G-d does not
recognize that which is negative. And, I will agree that G-d does
not. But, our affirmations and denials are not for G-d, they are
for our benefit. We are the ones who must be convinced of the
omnipresent Good ... G-d is already only aware of the Good. Lack,
whether it be in the form of health, wealth or success, are facts in the
human experience. They are not the truth, but facts nonetheless.
Affirmations and denials lift our awareness to transcend the facts and
to know the truth. I am reminded of a statement that I read early
on in my study of metaphysics: "I know the truth so don't
confuse me with the facts." The world would tell us that this
is denial, that is, denying what the world perceives as the truth.
But, thinking about what is wrong instead of what is possible will never
transcend the problem.
We must never allow ourselves to feel
constrained or intimidated when our faith does not match the beliefs of
the world. We are not here to change anyone's mind or beliefs but
our own. Most of us have believed in many things that we no longer
believe to be true. We have been born into a world that believes
in many things that do not serve us. Yet, we are all capable of
cleansing our consciousness from not only our old beliefs, but the
collective beliefs that have persisted in their attempts to take our
happiness and prosperity hostage. We do this with affirmations and
denials. Or, as Dr. O. C. Smith would often say, "we put our
consciousness under surveillance." In other words, we make
conscious choices about what we accept as truth and what is not.
We contemplate the consequences of what we believe and accept as true.
Profitable thinking is realizing that
prosperity, whether it be prosperous health or wealth or happiness, is a
spiritual value within us. It is invisible until we demonstrate
it. But, it is always there. In the scriptures we can read; "I
can do all things through Christ which strengthens me" ... this
"Christ" is the power of the Spirit within us. We can
affirm that we believe this and personalize it to whatever we are
confronted with whether it be something negative to overcome or a
positive expansion of the good we already possess. Profitable
thinking is thinking about what we want, not what we don't. Now,
isn't that simple? So simple, that it will escape us unless we
remind ourselves of it every day.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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