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 16, 2018 – I HAVE SYMPATHY”
MY OWN COMMUNION
My delight is 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, 2018 – 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, 2018 – 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.
I know that new and wonderful ideas will come into my consciousness today and that I shall be compelled to act upon them intelligently. I am assured of Divine Guidance; I feel that it will be impossible for me to make any mistake; that even though I should start to move falsely, my movement will be corrected. I feel as though I am being constantly watched over and protected.
Today I know that the Spirit goes before me, making plain my way. I feel that everything I do shall be prospered and I fully accept that I am in partnership with the Infinite. It is my desire that only good shall go from me, therefore I have a right to expect that only good shall return to me. I live under the government of Good and am guided by the Spirit of God. This I affirm; this I accept.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker
I AM SUCCESS
They that seek the lord shall not want any good thing.
Success does not mean the accumulation of wealth, the maintenance of position, nor supremacy of power. Success means a life free from the burden of anxiety and liberated from the thralldom of fear. There is no successful life without peace or without that inner spiritual certainty which knows that the soul is on the pathway of good, forever expanding into the conscious union of God with man. Continue reading “July 12, 2018 – I AM SUCCESS”
GOD IS MY IDENTITY
Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48
There is a pattern of perfection at the center of everything. This the saints and sages of the ages have told us. There is, as the Platonists taught, a prototype of perfection at the center of every form. It is this spiritual prototype with which the mind should identify itself, for this is the Father in heaven within us. Nothing has ever violated the integrity of this inner kingdom. It exists forever in the bosom of God and we are in Him even as He is in us. Continue reading “July 11, 2018 – GOD IS MY IDENTITY”
I AM SPIRIT
Now there are diversities of things, but the same Spirit … It is the Spirit that quickeneth.
I Corinthians 12:4 & John 6:63
Out of unity comes variety. All things are made from one formless Substance. The invisible essence of everything is pure Spirit. It is a realization of this Spirit at the center of everything that enables us to see God in everyone. “It is the Spirit that Quickenth.” When we recognize the Spirit in anything or anyone, there is an equal reaction from the Spirit back to us, and we are made more alive through the divine influx which follows our recognition. Continue reading “July 10, 2018 – I AM SPIRIT”
I AM MIND
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.
This means that we should recognize the Divine Incarnation, universal in essence but individualized in personal experience. The spiritual genius of Jesus enabled him to see that each is a unique representation, an individualized expression of One Mind. The Mind of God in us is the Mind of Christ. At the center of every man’s being the Eternal Christ waits, knocking at the door of his intellect for admission. This is not a faraway Presence, nor a future advent. The recognition of Christ can come to anyone at any time and under any circumstance. The consciousness that walked over the troubled waters of human experience, the inner calm that stilled the tempest, is accessible to everyone. Continue reading “July 09, 2018 – I AM MIND”
MY SPIRITUAL BODY
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you?
I Corinthians 6: 19
Emerson said that “God builds His temple in the heart,” and Seneca that “He (God) is to be consecrated in the breast of each.” St. Augustine said that ‘the pure mind is a holy temple of God.” To realize that God is in us, with us and for us, is the first step toward understanding that we are the temple of the Holy Ghost. Bishop Wilberforce tells us that “the conscious mind … is the temple of the Christ Mind.” We must so control the conscious mind that the Christ Mind may function through it. We must permit the Spirit to control the intellect. Continue reading “July 08, 2018 – MY SPIRITUAL BODY”
I AM THE TRUTH
Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
Jesus implies that there is a truth which known automatically will demonstrate itself in our experience. What could this truth be other than a consciousness of our union with life? It is wonderful to contemplate this spiritual and exalted idea of truth, that truth which frees us from the tyranny of fear and the thralldom of fate. It is not in our stars, nor in our environment, that we should look to discover this pattern of truth. The truth that Jesus proclaimed would make us free, lies only in the conscious union of man with God, the conscious union of the heart’s desire with the Source of its being. Continue reading “July 07, 2018 – I AM THE TRUTH”