I HAVE ILLUMINATION
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up, everlasting doors; and the king of glory shall come in.
The gates represent the place in our consciousness where the Divine flows into the human. The light which artists painted around the saints represents the light of Heaven. Illumination or cosmic consciousness is a reality. This is what Jesus referred to when he said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Continue reading “July 22, 2017 – I HAVE ILLUMINATION”
I GIVE FREELY
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over.
We all wish to receive, but how many of us desire to give? If, as Jesus intimated, receiving is the other end of giving, then the more we give, the more we shall receive. ‘Who loses his life shall find it.” We should give the best we have to each other and to the world. This gift of Life, a conscious letting go of all the tight strings of our being, a loosening of the Divine gifts within us. Only when we have learned to give all shall we be in a position to receive all. Continue reading “July 21, 2017 – I GIVE FREELY”
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions … For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Isaiah 44:22, 65:17
Whatever the mistakes of yesterday may have been, today is a new creation. Turning from the errors of the past and no longer carrying with us the sorrows and mistakes of yesterday, today we may enter into a new experience. But it is only when we forgive everyone that we may feel certain that the weight of condemnation is lifted from our own consciousness. We should refuse to carry the negations of yesterday into the positive atmosphere of today, for today the world is made new in our experience.
When we criticize another person we are apt to become involved in his psychological reactions. This does not help the person we censure but draws us into the confusion which we are observing. We must recognize that each person is a law unto himself within the Cosmic Law. Each person has the right to his own ideas and beliefs. We cannot understand a person’s actions until we know the beliefs which are motivating him. Only from the inner self can motives be explained.
Today I loose all condemnation. I judge not and I am judged only by the Law of Good. There is no animosity, no criticism, no hatred. I shall behold the face of love, of beauty and of peace in the Spirit and that there is nothing that opposes this blessing or denies this Divine givingness.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker
I HAVE TRUE UNDERSTANDING
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
As all Scriptures tell us, true spiritual understanding comes from a perception of the Divine Unity back of all things. Knowledge is of the intellect; wisdom and understanding are of the heart. Those who have had true spiritual understanding have always taught us of the unity of good; that we are one in essence with the Spirit. They have told us that the unreal never has been; that the Real never has ceased to be. Continue reading “July 19, 2017 – I HAVE TRUE UNDERSTANDING”
I USE DIVINE LAW
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
It is written that the Law of the Lord is perfect; therefore, when we commit our ways unto the Lord, we automatically are using this perfect law even in the most trivial things of life. To this Law there is neither great nor small. It is always responding to us by corresponding with our mental attitude toward it. Our mental attitudes can be consciously controlled; therefore we can always make conscious use of the Law of Good. Continue reading “July 18, 2017 – I USE DIVINE LAW”
CHRIST IN ME
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
The Bible tells us the real man is Christ. This Christ is the perfect, invisible Presence back of, in and through every living soul. Just as there is but one God or First Cause, so there is but one Man, the manifestation of the Divine Spirit in and through all people. Throughout the ages this Christ has come with some degree of clarity to those who have meditated long and earnestly upon the nature of the Divinity that is in everything. Continue reading “July 17, 20017 – CHRIST IN ME”
I HAVE SYMPATHY
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
I John 3:18
Humanity and Divinity will be identical when we recognize Divinity in humanity. We must learn to see through the apparent, to judge not according to appearances, to realize that at the center of every man’s soul God is enthroned. Sympathy and compassion are the ties that bind us together in mutual understanding and in the unified attempt to uncover the Divinity in each other. Sympathy is the most gentle of all human virtues, for it is the outpouring of the Divine givingness through man. Continue reading “July 16m 2017 – I HAVE SYMPATHY”
MY OWN COMMUNION
My delight in the law of the Lord and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
There is always a silent communion going on between the individual soul and the invisible Presence. This communion should become a conscious union of the self with the Over-Self, of the mind with the Spirit, of the personal with the Universal. As the artist communes with the essence of beauty and gives birth to form so our minds should commune with the Divine Presence. Continue reading “July 15, 2017 – MY OWN COMMUNION”
I HAVE FAITH
The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God. Galatians 2:20
Faith is more than an objective statement. We do not have perfect faith while any subjective contradictions deny the affirmation of our lips. This is what the Bible means when it says we must know in our heart. Heart symbolizes the innermost center of the being. When the intellect is no longer contradicted by our emotional reactions, by unconscious doubts and fears, then the word of our mouth will immediately bear fruit. Continue reading “July 14, 2017 – I HAVE FAITH”
I HAVE DIVINE GUIDANCE
Be strong and have good courage … for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
We all wish to know that the Divine Presence goes before us and we all have a right to feel this assurance. Every man is a unique presentation of the Divine Mind, a separate, without being a separated, entity in the universal Spirit. Every man is, as Emerson said, “dear to the heart of God.” We should all develop an increasing consciousness that we are protected and guided in everything we do, say or think. Continue reading “July 13, 2017 – I HAVE DIVINE GUIDANCE”