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                      "And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:  "Listen!  A sower went out to sow.  And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.  Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil.  And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away.  Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.  And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty-fold and sixty-fold and a hundred-fold.  And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."  -  Attributed to the Master Mind Jesus, Mark 4:2-9, The Holy Bible (American Standard Version)

     Most of us are aware that there is an Intelligence that works through everything.  An easy to understand example of this is the Intelligence that works through a seed, and this is why the Master Mind Jesus used this as an example in his parable.  Yet, even though we understand this process of growth and Intelligence at work in and through the seed, many of us continue to have expectations that G-d will do things "for us" rather than "through us."  All too often, people are disappointed that they cannot demonstrate spiritual principles with immediacy.  One of the reasons for this is that there is so much written where people have done so.  However, often, the years of study and the development of consciousness is left out of these stories.  

     The Intelligence that works in and through the seed, works in and through us in the same way.  And this is why Jesus' parable is so important for us to understand.  The seed thought, or ideas, that we want to demonstrate in our experience must be fostered and nurtured in our consciousness until it is embodied.  In other words, we must prepare our mind to accept, believe, and know, that Intelligence is doing Its perfect work through us, and through the conditions and circumstances that we find ourselves in.  When we do not see the results of our spiritual work; silent meditation, contemplation, affirmations and prayer ... it is because we have not "entered into it."  We may want it ... feel deserving of it, and are grateful for it ... but, until we enter into it and see ourselves "living it" ... it will not manifest.  And we cannot "enter into it" unless we give it our complete attention.  We must take the time to "live in our mind" in the way that we choose to live ... and if we are not taking the time to give our desires this complete attention, then we are not choosing, we are day dreaming.

    It is very easy to know if we really, really want something ... that we are choosing it above all else.  We know this by how much time we spend developing and expanding the idea of it in our mind.  Do we spend time every day in the silence?  Do we write or speak spiritual treatments or prayers regarding our desires every day?  Do we sit in the silence of our mind and mentally think about what we desire every day?  Now, if we don't do these things, then we must understand that there is no way that Divine Intelligence can work "through us."  We must "grow" the new idea within our mind by giving it our attention mentally.  Spirit cannot enter into a mind that is filled with thoughts and ideas that are concentrated on the world (outer), and find the embodiment of a new idea to be fulfilled.  When we choose to definitely have something specific, and prepare our mind to receive it, Intelligence works through our consciousness, that is, through us, through the images we have created in our mind, and unfolds into our experience what we have embodied.

                                 "So, while the long history of religious oppression and hypocrisy is profoundly sobering, the earnest seeker must look beyond the behavior of flawed humans in order to find the truth.  Would you condemn an oak tree because its timbers had been used to build battering rams?  Would you blame the air for allowing lies to be transmitted through it?  Would you judge Mozart's The Magic Flute on the basis of a poorly rehearsed performance by fifth-graders?  If you had never seen a real sunset over the Pacific, would you allow a tourist brochure as a substitute?  Would you evaluate the power of romantic love solely in the light of an abusive marriage next door? ... No.  A real evaluation of the truth of faith depends upon looking at the clean, pure water, not at the rusty containers."  -  Francis S. Collins, The Language Of God

     Francis Collins touches on something that is important for us to register in our consciousness, and that is to always look beyond the appearances and the experiences of others.  He is re-phrasing the teaching of the Master Mind Jesus on judgment.  As we master this in our mind there is a multitude of wonderful experiences and opportunities in store for us.  Let us not base our perceptions  by sight but by faith and develop this faith to the point that we can concentrate, contemplate, and demonstrate definitely every good thing we choose for ourselves.  Let us multiply the good we desire in our mind until at any point in time we can pause and enter into that which we choose to be, to do, or to have.  As someone once told me, "when you be it, you will see it."   It's time for change ... it's time to be it!


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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