"There is no virtue in
poverty. It is a disease of the mind, and you should heal yourself
of this mental conflict or malady at once."
- Dr. Joseph Murphy
Good News that Jesus gave to the world was, "I came that they may
have life, and may have it abundantly." What the Master Mind
Jesus is telling us is the Truth. Anytime He made statements from
His Highest Thought, He was stating the Truth ... for Himself, and for
all of us. The "I" He is referring to is the Word of
God, or Infinite Presence. This "I" is within each of us
and each of us may have life more abundantly when we learn how to
"invite" abundance into our experience.
The next most
important teaching of Jesus was also His most basic, "look up and
not down" ... in other words, look up and away from the physical to
the One Mind, which Is God. Looking at lack or appearances of
poverty imprint lack and poverty to our consciousness. Jesus
stated, "I am the Light of the World" ... and this Light is of
God and Is God ... Light means "intelligence" ... looking at
lack or poverty or speaking words of poverty and lack, only attract to
us more of the same. Are we overwhelmed with our bills ... then we
must "look up" into the One Mind and "think into It"
the results that we want to see realized in the situation or condition
that is not reflecting the abundant life that is ours, now. And as
we look up believing and knowing that the Infinite "I" is
within us, we can affirm with confidence and assurance, "I have all
the money that I need when I need it beginning right now" ... and
as we repeat this statement over and over again we "imprint"
it in our consciousness and make it part of our "belief
system" ... and as we do we create a pattern of prosperity and
abundance that expands and grows to fill our every need.
It is not necessary to
be a Christian to practice the teachings of Jesus, after all, He was not
a Christian. His philosophy is almost synonymous with Hinduism ...
"God Is One and God Is All." His teachings were not
original to Him, but were in Truth, the wisdom of the ages, changeless,
things ye ask for when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye
shall have them," said Jesus.
Wallace D. Wattles: See the things you want
as if they were actually around you all the time; see yourself as owning
and using them. Make use of them in imagination just as you will
use them when they are your tangible possessions. Dwell upon your
mental picture until it is clear and distinct, and then take the Mental
Attitude of Ownership toward everything in that picture. Take
possession of it, in mind, in the full faith that it is actually yours.
Hold to this mental ownership; do not waiver for an instant in the faith
that it is real.
Be as thankful
for it all the time as you expect to be when it has taken form.
The person who can sincerely thank God for the things which as yet he
owns only in imagination, has real faith. He/she will get rich;
he/she will cause the creation of whatsoever he/she wants.
do not need to pray repeatedly for things you want; it is not necessary
to tell God about it every day.
"Use not vain repetitions as the heathens do;," said Jesus to
his pupils, "for your Father knoweth that ye have need of these
things before ye ask Him."
part is to intelligently formulate our desire for the things which make
for a larger life, and to get these desires arranged into a coherent
whole; and then to impress this Whole Desire upon the Formless Substance
(Mind), which has the power and the will to bring us what we want.
We do not
make this impression by repeating strings of words; we make it by
holding the vision with unshakable PURPOSE to attain it, and with
steadfast FAITH that we do attain it.
answer to prayer is not according to our faith while we are talking, but
according to our faith while we are working.
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,