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Sunday, December 16, 2001


                   You don't have to go shopping to give the most important gifts to your self.  On Thursday, December 6th's, "Way To A Wonderful Life" radio broadcast, I began talking about "maintaining our momentum," when the statement "that which I am seeking is seeking me," became predominant in my mind.  As I moved forward with the dialog, I began to realize that this statement is definitive of the "Law of Mind."  So often we do our prayer work faithfully, we meditate regularly, read spiritual books often, and still our life experience reveals little, if any, change for the better.

                  This idea stayed with me for a few days and became key to my study and prayer work.  On Sunday, December 9th, Dr. Barbara King gave the Sunday Message at the City of Angels Church of Religious Science.  Dr. King's message began with "You are the Prayer," and then moved to a message on "acceptance."  The message gave four steps to realizing the fulfillment of prayer with Step #4 as, "that which I am seeking is seeking me."  Well, Spirit doesn't have to hit me over the head to convince me that there is something in the statement, "that which I am seeking is seeking me," for me to further realize and teach. 

                  We can realize, as did the Master Mind Jesus, that everything we seek, we seek it in our mind.  Our mind is constantly seeking through our thoughts and whatever our predominant thoughts are, we will find in our visible experience.  If we are seeking success but our predominant thoughts are on the fear of failure, we will reap the experience of failure.  If we are seeking a relationship but our predominant thoughts are on the idea that there are so few really good relationships, then we will either delay our experience of a good relationship or we will experience a relationship filled with doubts.

                   In March I will be giving a workshop at the City of Angels Church of Religious Science on Prosperity.  In February, I will be giving a workshop at the Palm Springs New Thought Church of Today on Relationships.  My sub-title for the Prosperity workshop is, "Prosperity Is One With A Mind That Is Free."  I could use this same statement for the Relationship workshop, "Good Relationships Are One With A Mind That Is Free."  Everything Good Is One With A Mind That Is Free, and this is the Truth.  For unless our mind is free of doubts, worry, resentments, competition, fear, jealousy and past experiences, we cannot demonstrate the Good that we seek with grace and ease.  Yes, we can demonstrate it with struggle and anxiety and the struggle and anxiety will surely stay with us until we "free our mind."

                   We must work to "free our mind."  We must know that this is the greatest gift we can receive and the only one that can give it to us, is our self.  Nobody else has it to give to us and nobody can give it to us, even if they wanted to.  We must give it to our self.  And the only place we can shop for this gift is in our mind.  We must actively discipline our mind to "cast out" all thoughts unlike that which we desire to see "present" in our life.  We must "shout out" the old beliefs, the old self doubts, and the remnants of past experiences that hold us in bondage to mistakes, confusion and blocks to our happiness, peace and joy, that persistently come into our mind.  The Radical Rabbi stated, "it is done unto you as you believe," in other words, "that which I am seeking is seeking me," for I can only "believe" with my mind and I can only "seek" with my mind.  So, we must set our mind free.  We must build a conviction in our mind to be free of all the old "stuff" that does not serve to create a life of freedom from discord and struggle.  This is the gift we must receive and we must give it to our self.  Now is the time, it will be our greatest "PRESENT."


                  

 And So It Is!             

                                                            
Letting Love use me in Its own Good Way,
Henry Lee Bates