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RevBates.tv Global - The Way to a Wonderful Life Message for October 2, 2011 


"Warm is the love of the Eternal, and it glows within me, satisfying my soul. I am fed in all my depths of emotional need by this inner well of Compassion. The universe glows with kindliness. Everyone offers me the warmth of love and the joy of friendship. The Glory of God is upon me, and I rest in Its perfect action. This deep inner sense of well-being is now forever established within me.
            The expanding Power of God is the joy of my soul. Every good increases, and every good feeling is accentuated. The Holy Spirit of Peace is upon me and resident in me. Glorious is my day, and my heart rejoices. This inner deep feeling of greatness now directs my thought. I not only know the Mind of God, but I feel the Presence of the Spirit. I arise and shine, for the Glory of God is within me, and Peace does fill my world.
            I can accomplish my aims. The Holy Spirit is in my mind now. Divine Love floods my emotions. Glorious is my thinking and my experience. God is my all; no more can I seek.
- Dr. Raymond Charles Barker, Glory Lives in My Heart

      Psalm 100:
3"Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.  4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.   5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations." - The Holy Bible

       The Jewish observance of Yom Kippur is also known as the "Day of Atonement" and those of the Jewish faith spend the day in repentance and prayer.  Fasting on Yom Kippur is of the utmost importance and is defined as "fulfilling a mitzvah."  And from these things we can find a spiritual practice that is beneficial for all of us, Jews and non-Jews alike.

     Knowing there is only one G-d, Omnipresent Spirit, we must also realize that there is only one Mind, Intelligence, permeating all things in this universe and beyond, including you and me.  Intelligence demands peace and love and harmony and joy and beauty, for these are the "effects" of Intelligence.  Yet, in order that we may fully experience these things, we must "repent"  ... that is, forgive or "give-up" all the things that create within our mind a contradiction to these things of the Spirit.  Peace cannot be established in the consciousness of someone that holds un-forgiveness in their mind.  Neither can the fullness of harmony, love, joy and happiness.

     I believe that everyone is seeking more peace, more love, more joy, more happiness and more harmony and beauty.  We often seek these through material things, but what we are seeking are these things of the Spirit, no matter what the material thing may be.  We cannot find happiness in a new home if our state of mind is one of worry and concern that we may not be able to pay the mortgage or rent payment.  Yet, we know that the consciousness that was able to buy the new home or rent the new home, is the same consciousness that will pay the mortgage or the rent payment.  So, why the worry and concern?  For many of us, it is the "un-forgiveness" that we hold in our consciousness that is reflecting as worry and concern in our conscious mind.  It is this un-forgiveness that creates the struggle within us and we must make every possible attempt to heal it.

     There are those who will say, All is G-d, so why is there this negative worry and concern?  And the truth is, it is not negative but for our good.  It is our consciousness seeking to "grow our soul" to the next level.  Perhaps this growth will be a greater consciousness of prosperity or a greater consciousness of love and peace.  But, in order to realize this greater, we must forgive ... forgive others and forgive ourselves.  And for some of us, this is not easy for we have made a "god" of that which we must forgive ... and we just don't want to give it up.  In some mental twist of the truth of our being, we have decided that "being right" is more important than "being healed."  As a matter of fact, we believe our un-forgiveness is justified.  And in this we are feeling that we are justified in withholding love.  

     Our un-forgiveness is negating our good, negating our spirit and negating the Spirit that indwells us.  And most importantly, it is NOT negating the spirit of the person we refuse to forgive for it is in our mind, not theirs.  Additionally, it is holding us in bondage to the past, to the moment that we allowed un-forgiveness to attach itself to our mind.  And, as I mentioned before, it negates our relationship with the Spirit, with G-d.  "Thou shalt have no gods before me," we can read in the Bible, Exodus 20:3 ... and this is the first and most important spiritual principle revealed to the mind of man and woman.  We cannot fully realize the grace and ease of living in the Spirit while negating the Omnipresence of G-d.

     It is written in the Gospel of Matthew 5:44 "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you" ... and in this the radical Jesus knew that we only negate our own good when we withhold our love and forgiveness.  If we are withholding our love and forgiveness, how then can we,
"enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name"? ... the truth is we cannot fully realize the gifts of the Spirit while holding something against another.  We must realize that the same Spirit that indwells us, indwells everyone and this Spirit is G-d; Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient ... always present, all power, all knowing.  We may not be able to forgive, but we can pray and ask G-d to heal our un-forgiveness and our withholding of love.  We can "fast" from thoughts that feed our un-forgiveness until they are dissolved from our consciousness.

"For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."  Truly, we are in G-d's image and likeness ... we too, are good, and our mercy must be everlasting too, in order for us to endure and transcend all that negates the desires of our heart from being realized in our life experiences.  Being in "at-one-ment" with G-d, insures that we are at-one-with-the-Good ... this is "living the Presence" that is within us.


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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