spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me
life." - Job 33:4, The Holy Bible
(American Standard Version)
"We weren't cast here as a test to see if our strengths, willpower,
and stamina could get us through the turbulence of life. We're
here to issue directives - whatever we wish - to a responsive Universe.
Yet if we think we must go it alone, then the Universe and its
principles will dutifully reflect that belief: we will feel alone.
That's how much freedom we have." - Mike
Dooley, Infinite Possibilities
The world has taught us many things that
block us from experiencing the Good that we desire to experience.
We are all too familiar with the statement that "the rich get
richer and the poor get poorer" ... and although other similar
ideas may not be stated the same, they are similar in nature to the
negativity that, if accepted, can block us from enjoying the best of
times and the best of everything. A highly advertised marketing
program titled, "Rich Dad - Poor Dad" takes as its foundation
the idea that a "rich dad" can teach us to be rich while a
"poor dad" can hold us in poverty. I don't have any
problem with the marketing concepts and other ideas in this program,
although I definitely do not endorse it or any other marketing program,
but I do believe that this marketing program and book, are perpetuating
a false idea. And false ideas have a way of entering into the
collective-consciousness in subtle ways, and we don't need another
distraction from the Truth.
There is no evidence that we inherit our
consciousness from our parents ... and consciousness is everything.
This is not to say that we don't learn from them, we do. But,
there comes a time when we formulate in our mind our own acceptance or
rejection of what we have learned from our parents and from the world.
Having a "rich dad" like all things, can be a blessing or a
curse. The same can be said for having a "poor dad."
Some fathers of limited financial means will strive to give their
children a greater education and more motivation and inspiration in
order for them to enjoy a greater success than they have experienced ...
and some do not. If all wealthy, that is "rich dads"
automatically taught their children how to be wealthy and successful
then we wouldn't have children of multi-millionaires in "crack
houses" ... but we do. Once again, consciousness is
everything. We may have the greatest advantages of wealth,
education, parenting, etc. ... but until we accept wealth and success as
part of who we are, both will elude us.
To believe that our ability to attain the level of success and
wealth that we desire is dependent on anyone, is nonsense. In the
ancient scriptures, Job is quoted as stating: "the Spirit of
God hath made me" ... and in these words of truth written centuries
ago, we can know that we are "of G-d" ... and being a part of
G-d, we are part of an infinite consciousness of abundance and all
things good. There is nothing to limit us but the limiting beliefs
and ideas we accept from the world in which we live. We did not
come into this world believing that a "rich dad" was a
necessity in order for us to be rich. G-d has given us life, to
live, to thrive, to experience life abundantly.
As Mike Dooley writes, "we weren't
cast here as a test." All this marketing manipulation and
advertising wants to convince us that there is something outside of us
that has greater intelligence than that which is within us. Every
idea that we need to be wealthy and successful is available to us ...
there is no struggle in Spirit, and therefore struggle has no value for
us. The difference between what is true and what is false is easy
to discern, whatever is false contains struggle. When we struggle,
we feel tested, and as we all know, tests are pass or fail ... and there
is no failure in G-d and there is no failure in any of us.
"Rich Dad, Poor Dad" perpetuates the myth that wealth is
security, but wealth is not security. Our only security is with
G-d, knowing and understanding that we are in G-d and of G-d.
Material wealth can be very temporary and definitely does not guarantee
us happiness or security. True wealth is knowing that we are
always drawing from an infinite Supply and the Source and Substance of
this Supply, is G-d.
To eliminate all this nonsense in our mind that holds us in
bondage to struggle and feeling tested, W. Frederick Keeler, wrote that
we must: "Prepare, then to adopt a very
simple method. Learn to do this one easy thing which is contrary
to all the beliefs of the world, and which is the one action taught and
advocated by the great teacher, Jesus. He taught us to to
"doers" not "hearers only." This magic word
which describes the only power action known to Mind is:
"Ask," "Choose." He told us that all things
were to be done silently in the "closet" of the mind.
When we reduce his teaching to the one action he advocated as our silent
activity, we find it to be choice. ... all things are done by Choice.
... No desire of the living heart is denied by God. All prayer,
all asking is fulfilled."
We may not have chosen our dads, but whether they are rich dads
or poor dads, has absolutely nothing to do with our ability to
"ask" and "choose" that which we want to experience,
to have, and to be. The right ideas and the
right action for us, will not come through the mind of our dads ... but
from the One Mind to our own mind. And that's the way it is.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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