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MASTER MIND JESUS
"This is a how-to,
move-through teaching ... we teach people how-to, move-through whatever it
is that they desire to move through."
Dr. O. C. Smith
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale "You Can If You Think You Can"
Dr. Frank E. Richelieu
"The Art Of Being Yourself"
"A New Design for
Living" Dr. Ernest Holmes
Michael Gott ... this CD & all his CDs:
Faces of the Fallen
Portraits of U.S. service members who have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war.
The Way to a Wonderful Life, Sunday, December
we believe that life is a gift and not a test? Through all the
times we have felt tested, have we ever thought about who created the
test? And, if we did, what was our answer? If the answer was
anyone but our self, then we need to ask again. We didn't arrive
in this world believing that life is a test. We learned it from
the world, both consciously and unconsciously. Life is not a test,
it is a gift and the ancient mystics and the modern mystics agree.
Yet, so often we find people refusing to accept the gift today ...
"tomorrow is a better day" we may hear, or "someday I
will do this or that" ... but the tomorrows never come and someday
never appears on our calendar. And this might seem trite, but it
is the "unconscious" truth for far too many of us. We
fail to become aware of the gift of today, because we are either still
living in the past or yearning for the future. Religions have
tapped into this mind-set that blinds so many to the joy of life by
creating a "heaven" out there somewhere that promises to give
us peace and joy and rest from all the "tests" that we have
struggled through and perhaps failed in this thing called Life.
But, the wise know that the hereafter is a transition, not a
destination. Neither the here or the hereafter can give us any
more than we can accept for ourselves ... and that is just the way it
believing that you have"
the Master Mind Jesus instructed, but we can only believe what we can
accept for ourselves.|
"There is a
prayer that asks for things and a prayer that asks for thoughts, and
there is a prayer that asks for nothing but gives all. I have
prayed for many things. I have cried aloud for help; I have
wheedled and bargained and demanded - but what have I ever really prayed
for except to know that I am a child of God? I have seen the
beautiful bird of Truth fly overhead and would hold it in my heart. ...
I would know God and understand my relation to Him, and I would know Him
and know myself, not with an intellectual knowing, but in every
fiber of my mind and heart. And this is why I pray. ... For this
is a knowing that does not come from study, but only from prayer.
There are many kinds of knowing. Sometimes the mind studies life
as it studies a book; it skims over the surface and absorbs not life,
but words, which it calls life. ... It is one thing to read a book on
aerodynamics; it is another thing to fly. As a bird knows flight
by flying, I would know life by living. And I would know God, not
as a word, but as a living presence in my life. ... I am the green plant
of God, and I would know Him as the leaves of a tree know sunlight. I
would absorb Him and be absorbed in Him. I would make His
substance mine and His life mine so that I can make my life and
substance His. I would use Him to be used by Him. ... This is why
I pray." - James Dillet Freeman,
There are those who refrain from using the word "God" because
they feel it has been twisted to conform to something that is an affront
to their intellect. Yet the simplicity of the word has been lost
by both those who refrain from using it and many of those who do.
Jesus didn't use the word God, but used the word "Father"
instead because he identified with G-d differently than those who had
defined G-d before him. Jesus said that "the Father is a
Spirit and must be worshiped in spirit and in truth." He
didn't identify G-d as a far-off-deity that is separate and apart from
us, but as a Spirit that is not only close, intimate and available to
us, but is the very life of us. The animating force of
Intelligence that has infinitely individualized Itself in us, as us.
There is no Life separate and apart from G-d any more than the wave can
have an existence apart from the body of water that created it.
Scientists and all the genius of physics have not been able to re-create
that which G-d has created ... nor have they been able to fully define
G-d or to truthfully speak that there is no G-d. And it is this
Great Mystery of G-d that makes Life so truly wonderful in so many ways
for all of us. Religion, unlike the scientists and physicists,
throughout history has defined G-d based on superstitions and the finite
knowledge of G-d that man [generic] has understood or sensed. But,
too often, this "hell fire and brimstone god" of religion has
taken on a falsity that resembles a fairy tale or monster; an arrogant
gy-normous creature that terminates life and is something to fear,
rather than a Spirit that creates an active expansion of life in all
living things. G-d, in reality is the Ultimate Affirmation of Life
It all comes down to a simple matter of
awareness ... or as we read in the scriptures, Solomon's words in
Proverbs 4:7, "with
all thy getting, get understanding" ...
and in these words we "discover" that the only god that will
ever matter to us, is the god that we "discover" within our
own consciousness or soul. And we don't discover G-d within our
soul from refraining from living the life abundant, but by seeking to
live each day to the fullest ... the fullest of joy, and happiness, and
peace, and love, and with an awareness of the beauty within the world in
which we live and the beauty within all others and most importantly the
beauty that is within our own soul. This is truly "worshiping
G-d in Spirit and in truth" ...
and it is the pathway to a fuller realization of the truth of our being.
As James Dillet Freeman writes, "I
would use Him to be used by Him" ...
in other words, G-d can only work for us, by working through us; through
both our heart and our soul, or as Ernest Holmes revealed, through Love
and Law. We use G-d in all things in our life, not just the things
that we want to heal or for the increase in the good that we desire to
experience, but in the joy, the happiness that we feel when we "get
into the Spirit of Life" by
knowing that today is the day, not yesterday or tomorrow, and especially
Let us realize that Life is eternal, but this
individualized life of G-d that we are living right now, has an
expiration date ... and so let's get busy and start
living the life right now that we have hoped for, dreamed about, desired
and yearned for ... first in our mind, our thoughts, and through the
images that come through our divine imagination ... and then before we
know it, as within-so without ... and we are truly living life now,
SO IT IS!
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