believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it
is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I
have to accept it and work within those compounds, it's up to me."
- Brad Pitt, Actor
The basis of the
Science of Mind is that we "depend" on Principle, not person,
place or thing. And we soon realize that this Principle is
absolute ... and that our prayers and treatments bring us the results of
our "faith" in It. How much we can believe is how much
we receive. It is that simple ... for the Universe cannot give us
more than we are willing to accept ... and our acceptance is the measure
of our faith.
Many, many people write
to me and ask me to help them have greater faith. But, it is never
greater faith that we need ... what we need is just to recognize where
we are placing our faith. And for so many of us, our faith is
badly miss-directed. Too many of us place our faith in people;
those we love, our parents, our political leaders, our employers, our
ministers/priests/rabbi ... and on and on. None of these people
can give us anything ... without our accepting it in consciousness.
And there is no god that can make them do it.
The Master Mind Jesus
taught over and over again that we must have faith ... even if it is
only the size of a mustard seed. He taught that God will never
fail us ... if we are aligning our ideas, desires and goals with God or
the Good. And I don't mean the blind faith taught by religion ...
but the true faith taught by the Radical Jesus and other great
metaphysicians ... absolute faith in Principle; God, Infinite Good ... a
faith so aligned with-the-Good that the response can oftentimes be
People have asked me to
pray for all manner of things that can result in disappointment.
People have asked me to pray that their boss will give them a promotion
or that the loan officer at the bank will give them a loan ... or that
any number of people will do what they want them to do. All of
this is in vain ... there is no one to give us anything but God ...
and God is not dependent on the personalities of anyone to give us the
Good that we desire. God does not change anyone's mind ... not the
boss' or the loan officer's ... no one's. It is always our mind
that must be changed ... and that change is to give up our faith in the
possibility of "not getting" what we want ... to believing
that we can have it.
For so many of us our faith has
been blinded by a lack of confidence in ourselves. Many people
will tell me that they believe that God does answer prayer ... but not
theirs ... and for many people, this is why they pray that God will work
through the boss, the loan officer or whoever ... because they truly do
not believe that God can work through them. And I am here to tell
you that this is just not so ... God is not judging us the way in which
we judge ourselves or the way in which nonsensical religions judge
people. God is working through our faith ... our faith in the Good
or our faith in the negative ... God does not care which it is ... God
just gives us back what we have faith in. If we plant a seed of
corn in the ground it will grow and give us more corn than we planted
... it works through Principle, Intelligence. It does not wait to
do this until it has determined if we are worthy and deserving or not
... or whether we have paid our tithes or not ... or whether we have
been good boys and girls. All of that is just so much foolishness!
faith" brings with it a positive result. Whatever we may
choose to experience in our life, is ours by right of consciousness ...
or the measure of our "positive faith" in the Good. And
our faith will grow and become more and more powerful as we
"loose" in our mind anything that creates a dependency or
limitation ... for the Absolute cannot be dependent or limited. A
positive faith in unlimited Good will never be denied ... this is
Principle ... "it is the Father's good pleasure to give us the
kingdom" ... the Master Mind Jesus told us over and over again ...
and the key to the kingdom is "positive faith."
AND SO IT IS!