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
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
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!
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,