word "Joy" is used repeatedly throughout the Bible, and in
metaphysics we know that "Joy" is a quality of God.
Happiness and Joy, Love and Light, Harmony and Power ... all are
qualities of God that we can "recognize" at any time and then
"realize" these in any situation or circumstance. But so
often when we experience things that don't seem favorable to us, we move
into a feeling of "serious-ness" and in taking things so
seriously they take on a "power" they would not have were we
to "detach" ourselves from them.
Now, I am not stating that we ignore our problems and hope they go away
as that is not beneficial to anyone. However, we must begin to
understand in a greater way that we must turn from our problems to the
solution ..... and when we do, we are turning to God or the Good.
As we move in consciousness to "recognizing" the Omnipresence
of God, this should bring with it a great sense of Joy. The Master
Mind Jesus stated, "my yoke is easy and my burden is
light." In other words we are to un-burden ourselves and
"surrender" our problems to God. This
"surrender" should "enliven" us, bringing with it a
"sense" of the solution that moves us through to the
"other side" .... into realizing the solution.
Ernest Holmes in discussing the steps of Scientific Prayer or
Treatment states that we are to 1) Recognize the Omnipresence,
Omnipotence and Omniscience of God, 2) Unify with this idea of
Omnipresence and "know" that we or our situation or condition
cannot be outside of Omnipresence, 3) Realize that we have turned to the
"Doer of the Impossible, and then 4) give thanks with
"joy". .. know that it is accomplished, finished and over ...
and then 5) Release it, give up our feelings about it .... our anxieties
... and begin to "live in the solution."
After we pray, we
should have the enthusiasm and expectancy of "having" whatever
it is that we are trying to demonstrate (realize in our life) ...
whether it be more happiness, greater success, a loving relationship or
a greater realization of health. If we "feel" the same
after we pray or do a treatment, then it is not going to work. If
the prayer or treatment does not create a movement in our consciousness
that "releases" the sense of a "burden" in our life
... or the continued expectancy of more of the problem ... then we need
to sit still ... as long as necessary in the Silence ... until we can
feel a "sense of release" from whatever it is that is
troubling our mind or our life.
As we realize the
Omnipresence of God or Good, there can be no "sense of
separation" or we are accepting that there is God and something
else ..... God Is Omnipresent ... there is nothing else... only Good.
If after prayer or treatment we continue to be "troubled" by
the situations and conditions in our life ... then we are rejecting our
very own Good. Why do we do this?
Dr. O. C. Smith
stated that we continue our problems because we become as "serious
as bad breath." We get into the drama, the fear .... we
start telling everyone how "serious" our situation is .... we
cling to it ... and therefore we cannot "detach" ourselves
from it long enough for the "solution" to enter into our mind.
If we try to solve the problem at the level of the problem .... we
won't. It is that simple. Seriousness takes us to the level
of the problem and denies the Omnipotence and Omnipresence of God ...
the Source and Substance of our Good.
Up! Know that whatever your problem is ... it is Divinely
Out-matched! There is no-thing that can keep us from the Good that
we "claim" for ourselves, but us ... let's get ourselves out
of the way ... release the "serious-ness" and accept a sense
of "joy" knowing that "joy" comes from the energy
generated by enthusiasm, expecting the best and giving up the drama.
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,