stock of your references to money. It is often said about some
financial commitment, "Oh, it's only money!" It is a
subtle put-down. It is just such flippant attitudes toward money
that create a resistance which blocks the flow of the substance
current. (Note that "current" gives rise to the word currency.)
Have you ever noticed the grim expressions on people's faces as they go
to their purses or wallets for money to make a payment? It would
strongly suggest a negative identification. The need is to turn
this around. Money is good! Money is God in action!
Feel good about making contact with the divine current. Handle the
currency with the joyous feeling that you are in the flow. ... Take out
a dollar bill and hold it in your hands. Turn it face up (the side
with the black printing). The identifying feature of the dollar on
this side is the number "1" (or "5" or
"10" and so on) The number represents the bill's
limitation. It is one dollar, not one penny more. Now turn
the bill over to the green side. Focus your attention on that
lovely inscription, "IN GOD WE TRUST." Note what you
have done. As you turned the bill over, you turned from limitation
to limitlessness, from the "onlyness" (it is one dollar) to
Allness (I put my trust in the Allness of infinite supply)."
- Eric Butterworth, Spiritual Economics
The spirit of the words above by Eric Butterworth are not so much about
money, but about gaining a realization of the Allness of G-d, the
limitlessness of the Spirit. Habitually, we more often than not,
practice the "absence of G-d" rather than realizing the
"presence of G-d." We don't do this consciously, but
unconsciously. Anytime we recognize lack or limitation in any
form, we are practicing the "absence of G-d" ... for neither
lack or limitation can exist when we recognize that G-d is present and
available to us. This simple action in mind of recognizing the
Allness of G-d ... also recognizes that we are "all-ways"
living in the Presence ... for Omnipresent G-d is present in every
breath we take ... All-Present.
Let these words
enter your mind: "I am in the presence of the Presence of
G-d." And know with me that this means that we have infinite
Intelligence available to us ... for not only is G-d Omnipresent, G-d is
Omniscient ... All-Knowing Intelligence. This Intelligence thinks
through us. It is the intelligence that moves through our mind
when we seek the answer to a problem, or when we seek a new idea to
improve our life circumstances. This Intelligence, like the
Presence of G-d, is "all-ways" available to us ... It cannot
be limited for It is limitless. This Intelligence moves through
our mind as "awareness" ... awareness of our relationship to
G-d, and our relationship to the world in which we live. Without
the activity of this Intelligence moving through the mind of man, we
would still believe the world was flat, that the Sun rotated around the
Earth ... and very little of what we take for granted today would
exist. This Intelligence permeates everything ... the seemingly
small to the seemingly infinite.
it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich
man to enter into the kingdom of God."
Master Mind Jesus, Holy Bible, King James Version
So many have used the above
words of the Master Mind Jesus to negate wealth and prosperity.
But, as with all statements from Jesus, this one has great metaphysical
significance. He is telling us that too often in the world, we
believe that money gives us security and as long as we believe that
money is our security, we will also experience, in our mind,
insecurity. Like Eric Butterworth, the Master Mind Jesus knew that
no matter how much wealth we may have, it is not limitlessness. We cannot depend on money, we can only depend on G-d,
Principle, anything else, including great wealth, can only give us a
false sense of security. Money comes and money goes and even the
wealthiest on Forbes annual list do not possess " limitlessness" of
abundance without G-d. And we all know stories of people who have won large sums
of money in lotteries only to experience chaos in their lives and ended
up broke. Wealth is wonderful and a prosperity consciousness
provides for ease and comfort in life, but, we must never lose sight of
the Source of our wealth and prosperity. Whatever our
circumstances may be, our state of finances, health, relationships ...
that much we have accepted through our consciousness. But, we can
always accept more, right where we are.
No matter what we may be experiencing,
recognizing the presence of G-d in our lives is the solution.
Thinking about the Good, in whatever form it may be, and turning from
that which appears to be less than the Good we desire, in our mind,
seems too simple ... but nothing else will give us the results we
desire. It is the "light at the end of the tunnel" so to
speak. But, in truth, the Light is always with us .... we just
must recognize that It is ... the "tunnel effect" is created
in our mind by our lack of recognition of the presence of the Power and
Intelligence available to us, in G-d. And a mind that believes in
the "light at the end of the tunnel" is no different than
saying "some day" ... thinking these things will only cause
delay in receiving that which we want to receive. As we bring into
our mind a greater awareness of the "limitlessness" and
"All-ness" of G-d ... then we know that G-d Is right now ...
not at the end of the tunnel or tomorrow ... think deeply about this
"G-d Is" not "G-d will be" ... this means that at
the moment we fully embody and accept the Good that we want, it is ours,
if ........ our mind does not delay it by thinking it forward ... rather
than believing it is, now.
I know that there are more words and
statements like "the light at the end of the tunnel" and
"some day" that delay our demonstration of the Good that we
seek. I also know that we can all be more conscious of the words
and statements that we use. Even if they are habitual, we can
break the habit of using them. "G-d Is" ... this is what
we must take to the deepest part of our mind .. "Is" ...
"Is" ... "Is" ... until it eliminates and erases all
things unlike it in our consciousness. I don't know about you but
I don't want to wait until the light is shining at the end of the tunnel
... I want the Light, the Intelligence, the Is-ness of G-d to reveal
Itself to me now in the very Good that I accept for myself now.
Now, take out a $1 bill or a $5, or a$10 dollar
bill and look at it consciously ... it is "only a $1 or a $5 or a
$10" ... then flip it over and read the words "In God We
Trust" ... and contemplate the All-ness of the Infinite Good that
is available to us from the One Source, which is G-d. Now, say
these words in quiet confidence: "I put my
trust in the Allness of infinite supply." And accept within
that "G-d Is" ... that "Good Is" available to us
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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