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MASTER MIND JESUS
"This is a how-to,
move-through teaching ... we teach people how-to, move-through whatever it
is that they desire to move through."
Dr. O. C. Smith
Dr. Frank E. Richelieu
"The Art Of Being Yourself"
"A New Design for
Living" Dr. Ernest Holmes
Michael Gott ... this CD & all his CDs:
Faces of the Fallen
Portraits of U.S. service members who have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war.
The Way to a Wonderful Life, Sunday,
September 23, 2012
are told that God will forgive us after we have forgiven others.
This is a direct statement and one that we should ponder deeply.
Can God forgive until we have forgiven? If God can work for us
only by working through us, then this statement of Jesus stands true,
and is really a statement of the law of cause and effect. We
cannot afford to hold personal animosities or enmities against the world
or individual members of society. All such thoughts are outside
the law and cannot be taken into the heavenly consciousness. Love
alone can beget love. People do not gather roses from thistles.|
The Father who sees in secret
will reward us openly. Shall we not learn to enter the
"secret place of the Most High," within our own soul with
gladness? We are to fast without outward sign, but with the inner
mind open and receptive to the Good alone. Our treasure is already
in heaven, and our thought can take us to this treasure only when it is
in accord with divine harmony and perfect love." -
Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind
Kippur is the holiest day on the calendar for those of the Jewish faith.
It is observed as a 25-hour period of fasting and prayer focusing on
atonement and repentance. Yom Kippur atones only for the sins
between man and G-d, not for sins against another person. To atone for
sins against another person, you must first seek reconciliation with
that person, righting the wrongs you committed against them if possible.
That must all be done before Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is a complete
Sabbath; no work can be performed on that day. It is well-known that you
are supposed to refrain from eating and drinking (even water) on Yom
Kippur. It is a complete, 25-hour fast beginning before sunset on the
evening before Yom Kippur and ending after nightfall on the day of Yom
Kippur. This year it begins at sundown, Tuesday, September 25 and
continues until nightfall of Wednesday, September 26th. We don't
have to be Jewish to take advantage of this opportunity to be
"conscious" of clearing our mind and spirit with
One of my "carry-overs" from my
years as a practicing Catholic are the words of the
"Confiteor": "I confess to almighty God, and to
you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and what I have
failed to do ..." And in these simple words I often reflect
on the words, "and what I have failed to do" ... for in this,
I believe, we recognize our being "unconscious" or even
perhaps being so "self-conscious" that we fail to be conscious
of our words and actions that affect other people. As we see
"sin" as "missing the mark" ... in other words,
falling short of what our best would be, we may often find that it is in
what we fail to do that we miss the mark the most. As we are
conscious of how we have "missed the mark" we have options;
but what these options are will come to our awareness only as we have a
sincere desire to forgive.
. . Jesus clearly explains the meaning of divine forgiveness. He
says that we should forgive until seventy times seven. This is but
another way of saying that forgiveness is eternal and ever
Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind
In Jesus' instruction to "forgive until
seventy times seven" he is telling us that we must "give
it up" ... eliminate it from our mind and this means to do whatever
it takes to release the residue of it from our mind, or spirit.
But, this does not mean the giving up of the "sin" itself, but
the consciousness. We often see examples of people who "ask
for forgiveness" from others for what they have done or failed to
do; especially those in politics and sports, but no one can forgive us
but ourselves. And, forgiveness is not often an immediate action
in our mind but a "process" of changing and healing the
consciousness that "caused" the whatever it is that we must
forgive, that is, give up. Without the change in consciousness,
the "cause" is still active. This is why Jesus, who
realized the broader implications, used the words seventy times seven
... we must have a "renewing of our mind" ... a transformation
in the way in which we see ourselves, see others, and also our
relationship to G-d and the world in which we live. And we must
establish this higher ideal in our consciousness.
It is wisdom to be consciously aware of what we
think we need to forgive ourselves for. Is it something that is
heavy on our heart or something that moves through our mind that takes
our peace away? Or, is it something that perhaps someone else
thinks we have done or failed to do? We don't forgive others nor
do we have the ability to receive forgiveness from others.
Forgiveness is an "inside job" ... if we are waiting for
someone else to forgive us and make us feel better, then we will be
waiting a very long time. Someone else telling us that we are
"forgiven" may soften our feelings of guilt or shame
momentarily, but if we are to give it up, it must come from within our
own heart and soul.
Far too many of us allow other people to
instill within us the need for forgiveness. This is always a
mistake. "What You Think Of Me Is None Of My Business,"
is the title of a book written by Terry Cole-Whittaker. Worrying
about what others think of us, is in reality, something within ourselves
seeking to be validated. And this can be for approval or
otherwise. There is a school of thought that what others think of
us is not personal to us, but there is a "gray area" here that
is important for us to understand. If, someone else's opinion or
perception comes to our awareness and affects our thought about our self
or the other person, then it is something personal to us ... but, it is
also for our good. Either it comes to us for a correction in our
consciousness or it comes to us to validate our progress towards
something greater in our life experience. Yet, it is important to
realize that it is "not personal" to the person that acted as
a channel in bringing it to our awareness ... it is ours ... we own it.
It is personal to the other person or persons, only to the degree that
they continue to hold it in their own mind as either a negative or a
positive. This is why all too often it is much easier to forgive
others than it is to forgive ourselves. What others say or do to
us is momentary, most of the time, but whatever it is, is held in our
consciousness until we believe something differently about it.
We don't have to be Jewish to go on a 25-hour
fast of forgivingness. If we choose to do so, the cleansing of our
mind and thought through forgiveness contains the possibility of opening
up our consciousness for wonderful and amazing new experiences,
inspirations, and a greater receptivity for the good that we desire to
experience. From Dr. Frank Richelieu's book, "The Art of
Being Yourself" we find these words that we can say to our self
right now: "I have the power of choice
and I use this power to steer myself in the right direction. I
steer in the direction of my desire. I direct my life. I
meet any problems which present themselves with the calm knowing that if
I see and respond in the right manner; I shall become stronger and
wiser. I choose the path of personal responsibility and
power." Let's know this as our truth right now.
SO IT IS!
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