know that the Spirit goes before me and makes perfect, plain, direct and
immediate my way.
I rest in calm peace and in
absolute certainty that all the good there is, is devoted to my
I know this is the truth
I view myself as a part of
the divine union of all things. Therefore I know that I am one
with every person, every event, every situation, that arises in my
I know that I bring forth
from all persons and events which I contact, the best that is in them.
I know that I give back the
best that is in me.
Ernest Holmes, This Thing Called Life
We know without a doubt that
Life is in us, therefore we know that Truth is in us, and the Spirit is
in us, and therefore Power is in us. The words above are powerful
and create a conviction in our consciousness of Omnipresence ... God
always Present; God All-In-All. This may not be true for many of
us the first time we read it for many of us have yet to realize the
Power of God within us. We must master our own thinking to bring
it to the level of God-awareness in All things. We must turn from
the things in our life, the wants, the limitations, the thoughts of
there never being enough. We must make ourselves do this in order
to create a Life that is worth living. The person who fears life
... who feels powerless, helpless and hopeless ... who feels overwhelmed
by their conditions and circumstances ... gets very little pleasure from
living. The person with great faith has no fear ... and lives with
confidence and self-assurance. Faith is a mental attitude and it
can be cultivated and become great faith. [Rev. Hank]
It is a natural desire to
enter more fully into life ... into a greater state of livingness, a
more complete expression of self. The very desire to do this rises
from the urge of the Life that is incarnated within us. Life at
the center of our being is a silent Power. It comes to us as a
feeling, as conviction, as an inward awareness. Whenever we speak
from this inward awareness, consciously recognizing that all the Power
that there is, is flowing through our words, then we endow our words
with great power. We should take time daily to rise above any
sense of confusion. As we do this, we will feel a stillness at the
center of our being. As we sense this inner stillness we will feel
the Power moving out into action, in everything we think. As we
have absolute faith that It will do this, we will not be disappointed.
We are not entering into this
silent place for the purpose of asking the Law of Life to be power.
It already is power. We are recognizing this Power and permitting
It to flow into action through our word. Just what is meant by
"our word?" It means our conscious intention, our
conscious direction, our conscious faith and acceptance that, because of
what we are doing, the Power will flow through our word in the direction
we give It.
In the Science of Mind we call this
"giving a treatment." It is praying scientifically.
This does not mean that we are holding thoughts. It does not mean
that we are concentrating the Power. It does not mean that we are
"willing" something to happen. It does mean that we are
providing a condition in our consciousness (our thought world) which
permits the Power to flow through us, as us and for us. It will
always flow through us when we provide the right condition. We are
not beseeching It, we are thinking It into manifestation ... "it is
done unto you as you believe" and "as we ask knowing that it
is" we get results. There may be times when we sit in the
silence of our thought that many ideas will come racing through our
mind, many confusing concepts; ideas of limitation and fear and a sense
of uncertainty may rise in consciousness (our thought world). We
must just brush these aside mentally ... not as though we are fighting
them, but more as though we are seeing through them.
Physical facts, forms and conditions are no
obstruction to this Principle. It flows through them and takes a
new form in them. It remolds them. That which makes can
re-make; that which molds can re-mold; that which creates can re-create.
Remember, what we see comes from what we do not see. The visible
is the Invisible made manifest. It is the Invisible caught in
temporary form. Every time we "think" .. we are giving
form to this Invisible Power.
Lay aside all sense of unworthiness.
Do not say, "I wonder if I am good enough to use this Power."
We are using It anyway. Since It is us, we cannot stop using It.
It is not only the Mind "into" which we think, It is the Mind
"by" which we think. This is why our thought is
word or statement, any affirmation or denial, any inspirational idea
which helps us to rise above the confusion of outward circumstances, is
good. Many persons have risen above confusion by repeating the
"Lord's Prayer" or the "Twenty-third Psalm" or by
saying "The Power (God) is all there is." However, there
is no magic in any of these statements. The magic, which seems to
be in them, is not in the statements themselves but in the state of
thought they induce. In so far as we have belief, faith and
acceptance, we can turn to an obstacle and declaring that it is not a
thing in itself, and by affirming its exact opposite with complete
conviction, we may see the obstruction dissolve and a new form or
condition take its place. [Dr. Holmes]
So It Is!