are not one with Infinite Mind, but one in it. Do you see the
difference? We are in it; we are not with it. If you say,
"I am one with Infinite Mind," there is a subtle sense of God
and you. There is no separation if you say, "I am in
God." Whether you think it objectively or whether you think
it subjectively, you are thinking in God. The objective thought
leaves the brain and goes into expression. There is no avoiding
the thought that you are in God. There is nothing but immutability
in the universe. We are Infinite in all capacity to think, to
will, to wish.''...
- Dr. Ernest
To gain an even greater understanding of
the paragraph above written by Dr. Ernest Holmes, we can consider the
ocean and the wave ... the wave is individual and distinctive ... but it
is in and of the ocean. This is our relationship to the Infinite
... we are individual and distinctive ... but we are in and of God ...
and just as the wave has no life separate and apart from the ocean ...
we have no life separate and apart from God. As simplistic as this
analogy may seem to be ... it is a profound Truth. It is the Truth
for all of Life ... for Life is God ... in and of God.
There are those who will tell us that we
are a "child of God" ... but this is not true ... a child is
separate and apart from its mother and father. This language
denotes separation ... it is subtle but Mind reflects this subtlety in
our experiences. We are not separate and apart from God ... we are
not all of God, but all that we are is God ... in God. And this we
must condition our mind to realize in the greatest way possible.
Life is God and Life supports, sustains, and maintains our life as the
ocean sustains the wave. In scripture we can read, "in Him we
live and move and have our being."
As we contemplate, meditate, and fill our minds
with this immutable Truth, we begin to actualize our One-ness in God to
a greater measure in all areas of our life. Realizing that we are
"in God" ... we also realize that there is no unhappiness in
God ... no depression, in God ... no lack in God. The full-range
of limited human experiences can be eliminated as this realization is
actualized in our personal experiences.
As we look at world events, we can easily see
the evidence that we have been acculturated to believe in separation ...
from God and from each other. And most of this comes in the form
of religion and politics in our culture. As we are conscious of
being separate from God ... we accept this same separation from each
other. Religion separates us by theologies ... by good and evil
... by saints and sinners ... and even more. Politics separates us
for worldly power and political gain. Both politics and religion
have organizational structures that support separation. And
religion goes even further and attempts to separate us from God based on
nonsense created by man.
The realization of being
"in God" will bring more energy, more life, into our every
experience. It will "lift us up" ... from the dis-ease
created by living at a low-level of spirit or energy. When our
spirits are high ... created a higher level of energy in our mind, body
and soul ... we do not succumb to dis-ease in our health, our finances,
our relationships ... or whatever else concerns us. But we must
"purposefully" condition our mind to be in the flow of this
great spiritual energy ... the essence of God.
No one is outside of God ... we are all
"in God" ... and to think this is so is to align ourselves
with the highest Truth. But ... we must "think" into our
mind this Truth ... or otherwise, we will be "in the world"
... and our mind will be disconnected to the Divine urge that impels us
to rise higher in consciousness to accept the power, the presence and
the activity of mind in the nature of God ... we will still be "in
God" ... but we will not reap the benefits of "knowing"
this is so ... if we lack the awareness of it.
Within each of us is an infinite amount of
love, peace, joy, happiness, harmony and power ... for this is God
within us. But, just reading these words does not actualize it in
our experience ... we must "know" that it is so ... and we can
... through faith ... faith that takes the time to meditate, contemplate
and actively affirm that this is true for each of us ... and this is
faith we can count on!
And So It Is!