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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
all over the world have differing views concerning the significance of
Jesus' teachings and philosophy. His words were not only for those
who were present with him, but all those who would come after him and
read the words of truth that he gave us with such passion and
conviction. His words were not just for him or for those who
believed him. His words were for all of us who have struggled to
realize the truth of what he was teaching and have strived to discover
the truth of it within our own hearts and minds, no matter what religion
we may be or if we have no religion at all. His identification with his Divine self shadowed his
identification with his human self.
Unlike the masses of us, he knew that this identification with
the Spirit that not only indwells us but is omnipresent throughout
infinity, gains us access to the truth that can set us free from human
struggles and suffering.|
At Christmas shouldn't we celebrate
Jesus the teacher and Jesus the healer, rather than the Jesus
perpetuated as a symbol of religious dogma and superstition?
Shouldn't we celebrate his tremendous capacity for lovingness,
forgivingness and givingness? Shouldn't we ask ourselves what he
meant when he said, "the Father is a Spirit
and must be worshiped in spirit and in truth"? Those
who reject Jesus do so with the same ignorance of him as those who
perpetuate the myth of a “God” who is made in the image of man
(generic) with all the harsh judgments and superstitions, etc. It
is no secret that religion has a powerful partner in their perpetuating
a Jesus that supports their man-made religions, the Media. Rarely
does the Media give attention to any ideas about Jesus that are not
sourced from the religions that have used him to maintain their own
power and manipulation of people and their judgments of right and wrong.
The Media, like so many people, confuse large numbers of followers as
validation for the teaching of truth. Jesus only had twelve
steadfast followers during his ministry and when faced with their own
death or imprisonment, even those twelve betrayed him, one for money
[Judas]. How often do we
read in the Media of people who have gained a greater realization of
Jesus’ teachings that defy the judgmental dogma of religion? Rarely,
in life has evolved through a greater realization of our intelligence
and creative spirit, except in large part for our religions. Our
evolving understanding and awareness of the profound truth that Jesus
was teaching about our relationship with G-d and each other has been
dismissed in favor of tradition and dogma. Unlike Jesus, so many
of those who say they believe in him and that he is their savior, are
passively content to be led like sheep without any great effort on their
part to actually fully understand him or his philosophy.
Preachers, priests and evangelists parrot the same fairytales about
Jesus as those of hundreds of years ago, failing often themselves to
have any great passion for a deeper, more profound understanding of what
Jesus was teaching. Too many Christians have let bumper stickers
and clever slogans represent their faith, but these can never be a
substitute for a deeper realization of the truth that Jesus so
passionately gave us to save us. During
December we continue to hear the whines of conservative Christians and
Media that we are to say “Merry Christmas” not “Happy Holidays”
even though the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah is during the same period
of time, most years. In
doing so, are they ignorant of the fact that Jesus celebrated Hanukkah? Or, is their agenda so selfishly driven that it doesn’t
matter? How many of these
“Merry Christmas” people realize that the Jews that stood steadfast
against forced worship were standing up for the realization that there
is only One G-d? Jesus’
“truth that will set us free” … is available to us all, but as
Emerson would say we “get our bloated nothingness in the way” and so
we fail to obtain it.
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth
me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than
these shall he do ..." -
Jesus, Holy Bible, John 14:12
As we look at the
words of the Master Mind Jesus we can see that he had great faith in our
ability to achieve that which we seek to achieve. Whether it be
something that we desire to have, to do or to be, he is telling us that
we can do it ... because he has shown us that it can be achieved.
This man who devoted his life to seeking and revealing G-d in all
things; both in nature and in the human spirit, urged us to discover the
power of G-d within us. And he told us we can realize this power
by having faith first in G-d and then cultivating, nurturing and
fostering faith in ourselves to use the power that G-d has incarnated
within each and every one of us ... no exceptions. And, our
ability to use this power is not dependent on anything in the world; not
the conditions we live in, our education, our position in life, nor is
it dependent on our religion or lack of religion. It is dependent
on our faith and our willingness to be persistent and consistent in our
faith in that which we seek to be true for us.
There are those who will ridicule our
efforts to "follow Jesus" that is, to do what he said we can
do. But, he did not say we would walk on water or turn water into
wine or multiply the loaves and fishes ... he said we can do “greater
things” … and what are these “greater things”?
We won’t know what they are until we make the decision to do
them, to pray for something greater, to prepare our mind to accept it,
and to cultivate the faith that positions us to obtain it.
We won’t know the truth as long as we “chase” the myriad of
distractions that permeate the world in which we live.
We won’t know it by allowing ourselves to be deceived into
thinking that we can do it without G-d … “I, of mine own self can do
nothing” Jesus said, and who can do better? … with G-d miracles are
possible, without G-d misery shadows our happiness and joy.
tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you
can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.
Nothing will be impossible for you." -
Jesus, Holy Bible, Matthew 17:20
Not a lot of people take these
words of Jesus too seriously as they get stopped at the thought of
moving a mountain. But, he
wasn’t telling us to move mountains but to “think big” to enlarge
our consciousness for big things and great things.
To give expression in a greater way to the lovingness,
forgivingness and givingness of G-d through us, as us, and for us.
We must “think big” if we want to transcend the things that
frustrate us or seemingly obstruct us from realizing the abundantly
joyful, happy, successful and prosperous life that we desire to
experience. To contemplate
having the faith to move a mountain may not move a mountain but it may
draw to our awareness the way in which to live a healthier and more
prosperous life. By the
mere thought of having this measure of powerful faith we may find
ourselves realizing financial abundance instead of an abundance of debt
… or experiencing loving companionship rather than disheartening
loneliness. We won’t know what we can do until we
make the decision to go beyond what we have believed to be true in the
past and elevate our beliefs to the truth that we are “the light of
the world” as Jesus declared us to be … and start loosing all the
old thoughts, ideas and beliefs that tell us that “we are just
human” … and have the realization that Jesus had … that we are
Divine too … then we shall find “and greater things still” become
SO IT IS!
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