Blindness Millions of people are
"blind," i.e., they are psychologically and spiritually
"blind" because they do not know that they become what they
think all day long. Man is spiritually and mentally "blind" when
he is hateful, resentful, or envious of others. He does not know that he
is actually secreting mental poisons which tend to destroy him.
Thousands of people are constantly saying
that there is no way to solve their problems, and their situation is
hopeless. Such an attitude is the result of spiritual blindness. Man
begins to see spiritually and mentally when he gets a new understanding of
his mental powers, and develops a conscious awareness that the wisdom and
intelligence in his subconscious can solve all his problems.
Everyone should become aware of the
inter-relationship and interaction of the conscious and subconscious mind.
Persons who were once blind to these truths, after careful introspection,
will now begin to see the vision of health, wealth, happiness, and peace
of mind that can be theirs through the correct application of the laws of
- Dr. Joseph Murphy
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MASTERY OF FEAR - Continued
Joseph Murphy was Minister-Director of the Church of Divine Science in
Los Angeles for 28 years, where his lectures were attended by 1300 to
1500 people every Sunday. His daily radio program during all that time
was immensely popular. He moved to Laguna Hills, California in 1976,
where he continued to speak every Sunday until he made his transition
The author of more than thirty books, including The
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(Reward/Prentice Hall Press), Dr. Joseph Murphy, remains a beacon of enlightenment and
inspiration for legions of loyal followers. "I have
seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over
the world." -- Dr. Joseph Murphy.
MASTERY OF FEAR -
by Joseph Murphy, D.R.S.,
Fellow of the Andhra Research University of India
Installment - Continued> We
are one with Infinite Power. If we say we are weak or infirm, we
are telling a falsehood about God. Fear turns the love of God or
good away from us in the same way that a poverty consciousness
attracts poverty in health, money, business, and love
relationships. Man must stop preaching fear to his fellow man,
and unite in teaching all of the Truth.
The Truth is that there is no
hell, devil, purgatory, limbo, or damnation of any kind; moreover,
there is no past karma for which we must expiate here; there is no
future evil. God is the Eternal Now! This is one of the
most dramatic and significant statements in the whole Bible:
"Now is the day of Salvation." This very moment all
that you do is turn to God and claim for yourself that which you long
to be; accept it; believe it; and go thy way rejoicing.
"Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow,
though red like crimson they shall be as wool."
"Forgive till seventy times seven." "This day
thou shalt be with me in paradise."
us stop instilling fear into the minds of the youth; let us teach them
the real facts. We must not preach religious tolerance except we
live it. We must teach the Truth. We must not distort the
Truth, so that we may hold a position, or because we are afraid that
the people will not come back; this type of fear results in spiritual
stagnation and frustration. We must keep our eye on the Kingdom
of Heaven, not upon the kingdom of earth. We must teach man to
know the Truth, and the Truth shall make him free. The Truth
is: Man is belief expressed!
There is no
fear where faith in God rules. There is no fear of man where
integrity rules in one's consciousness. There is no fear of
criticism where the consciousness of kindliness enters into the mind
of man. Religion is goodwill in action or application of the
golden rule. We have seen, therefore, that fear is man's basic
weakness, and it is based solely on ignorance.
time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion; in the secret of his
tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a
rock." "The pavilion" is a canopy or
covering; this means the covering shall be the garment of God (mood of
good). Think about God. Begin to ask yourself, "What
does God mean to me?" Realize that God, or I Am, is
the Life in you, your own consciousness, and It is Omnipotent.
example, if a man is in prison, he automatically desires
freedom. God and good are synonymous. He begins to think
of this Infinite Power and Wisdom within him; he knows that It has
ways of freeing him which he knows not of. He imagines,
therefore, the opposite which is freedom. Though he is behind
bars, in meditation he imagines that he is at home talking to his
loved ones. He hears familiar voices, and feels the welcoming
kisses of his children on his cheek. This is hiding in the pavilion.
The prisoner actualizes this state by feeling the joy of being
home. It is possible to rise high enough in consciousness in
five or ten minutes to bring about a subjective conviction. This
is the meaning of, "In the secret of his tabernacle shall he
hide me."The law is: Whatever is impressed is
expressed; consequently, the prison doors are open for him in ways
that he knows not of. "My ways are past finding
We read in the
Scriptures: "Fear not, little flock, it is your Father's
good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Jesus tells us
this Kingdom is within us - this Kingdom of Heaven or harmony is
within every one of us. Infinite Wisdom, Divine Intelligence,
and Infinite Power are available to all men, because God is within
them, and He is the very Life of them. Any one can prove to
himself that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. It is right here
now; Jesus saw it, and lived in it; we are color blind; that is why we
do not see it; the blindness is due to ignorance and fear. We
are blinded by centuries of false beliefs, superstition, creeds, and
dogmas. The Truth is so shrouded by false dogmas, that we have
created God and a heaven of our making. God is to us what we
believe Him to be. Man has created a horrendous creature in the
skies; he visualizes a God of caprice and vengeance, or an inscrutable
being who sends wars, plagues, etc. We create our own hell and
our own heaven, based upon our concept of God. Anyone can
prove that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
tell you the story of a young girl who proved it. She was living
with a father who came home drunk every night, and sometimes treated
her brutally. She lived in constant fear of her father.
She kept house for him. Due to frustration, her face was covered
not living with people; we are living with our concept of them.
Realizing this truth, the girl in meditation closed her eyes and dwelt
on the God Power within her. She no longer clothed her father in
the garment or mood of a drunkard. Instead, she saw a loving,
kind father, who had perfect balance, poise, and equilibrium.
She clothed him in righteousness, and her judgment was "a robe
and a diadem"; which means that she saw her father as he ought to
be. The fact that her father was drinking heavily, meant that he
was seeking escape to conceal an inferiority complex or a subjective
sense of loss. In other words he was trying to run away from
spoke the word which healed him. She relaxed her whole body,
closed her eyes, and began to say to herself, "How would I feel
if my father were loving, kind, and peaceful?" She dwelt on
the solution, which generated a mood of peace, confidence, and joy
within her; this was clothing him in righteousness. Her judgment
was a "robe and diadem."
When you pass judgment, you come to a decision. It is the final
verdict, and you are the judge passing judgment; "As I hear, I
judge." Her verdict was an inner hearing or feeling,
wherein she saw her father smiling, happy, and joyous; she imagined he
was telling her how wonderful he felt, and that he had found peace,
balance, and poise. She also heard him telling her how wonderful
she was; she thrilled to the fact that her father was healed and made
whole. "He wore a seamless robe" - no holes, no
patches, and no seams; this means she meditated on the mood of love,
peace, and oneness with her ideal. All doubts and fears were
absent (judgment as the robe). "Judgment as the
diadem" means she gave "beauty for ashes," which
signifies she saw beauty in her father and felt it. Beauty was
expressed on the screen of space.
week's treatment her father was completely healed; moreover, he was a
changed man. His attitude was completely transformed, and they
are devoted to each other. She proved the Kingdom of Heaven
(harmony and peace) is at hand NOW. What are we afraid of?
"If God be for us, who can be against us?" The
thing you fear does not exist.