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Tuesday, September 23, 2001

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind."
- 2 Timothy 1:7

The FIRST STEP in healing is not to be afraid of the manifest condition - from this very moment.

We must not allow ourselves to be swayed by human opinion, worldly fears and the appearances that we see.  We must create in our consciousness a conviction that God is All Powerful, All Intelligence and All Presence.  There is no place where God is not, so we can know that God is right where we are, right in the situation or condition with us.  As we accept this as individuals, this consciousness also influences the "world consciousness" and begins to create change in the world's belief in fear and negativity.  We must make a decision to maintain our faith in God and reject the idea of fear.  We must know that the truth is that God Is All there Is, there can be none other.  "To desert the truth in the hour of need is to prove that we do not know the truth," stated Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science.  We are always being asked what do we believe, do we believe God or the "effect" that we fear?  Let's not delay living the good life by living in fear of something they may not happen at all.  We must know, "I Am that Great I Am," no matter what is happening around us.  Fear denies the presence of God, faith affirms it.

The SECOND STEP is to realize that the condition is only the product of past thinking, which will have no more power to continue its existence.

In scripture we can read, "... in the twinkling of an eye."  In the twinkling of an eye we can have the understanding that what we see is only the accumulation of our past ideas and beliefs up to the point we have decided to change.  Once we turn to God, this overwhelming Power of Good, reveals Itself in our experience.  Our past fears and thoughts have no power.  God Is the only Power and this Power is always for our Good, no matter what.  We can trust God and know that whatever it is that we are experiencing cannot continue for it doesn't have the power to do so.  We must not resist the situation or condition, but turn from it to God.  It has been said, and rightly so, that "what we resist, persists."  This is the truth.  So, we let go and let God.  We surrender to the Power, Presence and Intelligence that God Is.

The THIRD STEP is mentally to exalt the miraculous healing power of God within you.

Every time that the Master Teacher Jesus turned to God in prayer, he said, "I thank you Father............."  We must rejoice and praise this magnificent Power and Presence that is "closer to us than breathing"  the Substance and Source of our life and every Good and Perfect thing that we imagine for ourselves.  As we praise God, our faith is strengthened, we begin to feel the confidence and assurance of knowing that whatever it was, whatever we were believing had power over our life, whatever we thought could put us in harm's way, it wasn't the truth.  This miraculous power of God is within us, surrounds us and embraces us so there is nothing to heal, only God to be revealed.  We must give thanks for this.

These three steps in healing can be used for any and all situations that make us uncomfortable or fearful.  These steps can be used for ourselves and by us for others.  Let's remember who we are and what we are about and live in the spirit of power and love and wisdom! 

 And So It Is!             

Letting Love use me in Its own Good Way,
Henry Lee Bates