am filled with the spirit of gladness.
I have a sense of freedom and
I am filled with an expectancy of
The energy of Life flows through
I have no anxiety for the future,
no regrets for the past.
For today is God's day in which I
live and in which I greatly rejoice.
- Dr. Ernest Holmes
We must learn to connect
with Life on Its terms. Life is God and God is Life ...
All-In-All. We are In-God and God Is In-Us. Whatever
separation we ever feel from God, Infinite Goodness, we have created in
our mind. When we feel frustrated, depressed or gloomy, it is
because we are allowing our ego mind to shut out the ever-pressing
Goodness of God. So many of us walk around seeking God ... but
ignoring the Good that God has already given us. We think we know
what it is that will make us happy and at peace with Life ... but
oftentimes the very thing that we think will make us happy, does not ...
except for a very short amount of time. Why? Because true
happiness and peace can only be found when we give up our idea that we
must seek these things ... and just let them BE. I am sure some of
you are thinking, what does he mean by this?
What I mean, is that we must
"pay attention" to what is happening in our Life ... I mean, REALLY
PAY ATTENTION ... and look at the Good that we are separating
ourselves from ... out of fear, out of doubt ... or perhaps on a human
level it just does not seem "right" for us. For example:
what experiences have we rejected because they were uncomfortable for
us? ... how long have we worked in a job because we are afraid
that we may not be able to make a living doing something we love to do?
... how many times have we gone to a different church in the last year?
... how comfortable are we in letting ourselves become
uncomfortable? ... how often do we allow ourselves to put more faith in
the physical than we do in the spiritual? All of these are
questions that if we take the time to contemplate them, we can begin to
close the gap between us and the Good Life that God is offering us.
We cannot experience more of Good without more
faith in God. We can pray, do spiritual treatments,
meditate and read every self-help book we can get our hands on ... but
nothing will change until we energize the Power of
God in our own consciousness (our world of thought).
From Dr. Holmes: "No
matter what the doubts and fears of yesterday were, the affirmations of
today may rise triumphant over them. If we persist in seeing
beauty, beauty will appear. Let us no longer weep over the
mistakes of yesterday. This is futile. We must learn to
forgive ourselves even as we forgive others. Let us remember that
"each day is a fresh beginning, every day is the world made
new." It makes no difference how unhappy or fearful we may
have been in the past, today presents itself with a new opportunity;
today we may start life afresh. Thus hope overcomes despair, faith
vanquishes fear and defeat is swallowed up in victory."
angst comes from our ego ... we are not depressed ... we are just
repressing our ability to have, to do, and become more. Life will
never let us off the hook for not accepting the Good that is pressing
against our Mind. It will not. God Is All-IN-ALL ...
everything we see, everything that comes into our experience is GOOD ...
but only if we see without the blinders of human judgment. That is
why the Master Mind Jesus taught that we are to "judge not"
and if we do we must "judge rightly." To judge rightly
is to KNOW that no matter what the appearance may be ... God Is in it
working for our GOOD. This is the Truth ... always has been the
Truth and is the Truth in All-Things and in All-Ways.
we pray we must "affirm that Good Is Present" ... even though
we may be ill, poor or frustrated ... or perhaps a little fearful ...
"GOOD IS PRESENT BECAUSE GOD IS PRESENT" ... and as we affirm
this in our prayers, the GOOD or GOD Is revealed to us ... made manifest
in the physical.
So It Is! [The
Art of Answered Prayer - Part 1]